… @rinpin aka the wonderful artist working on the Ghostbusters: Answer the Call comic coming out in October (preorder it at your local comic store with previews code AUG170423) drew me this AND I CRIED💦
Iran and Afghanistan are Persian countries, not Arab. Yes some Iranian or Afghan people speak Arabic, but this doesn’t make them Arab unless they come from an Arab country. Not every country in West Asia/North Africa that you hear about on the news is a Middle Eastern country. Arabs, Kurds, Turks, and Persians are all different ethnic groups in the Middle East. The Middle East may or may not include other countries that aren’t shown in that particular map depending on who you ask because it’s a geographic term. Arab refers to countries that are a part of the Arab League, which is defined politically as well as culturally and linguistically, so only certain countries are members.
Remember that thing I was excited about? Well, it was that I just commissioned Corin Howell aka the artist working on the Ghostbusters: Answer the Call comic…
…for Holtzbert. :D
Anyways, I just wanted to tell all y’all so you’re waiting on baited breath with me. lol
Go follow her on tumblr: @rinpin. Her commissions are still open, from my understanding. Also, remember to pre-order the Ghostbusters: Answer the Call comic at your local comic store using the code
So there you got Abby and Erin, the core relationship of the movie with Erin literally jumping on the other side for Abby. But you also have Holtz and Abby who’ve known each other for a while and worked together all these years and Abby was Holtz’s family as stated in her final speech. BUT you also got Patty and Holtz, always being the dynamic and fun duo, the Baby™ petnames and having each other’s backs. BUT ALSO you got the heavy gay subtext on literally every scenes with Holtz and Erin, The Wink
™, The Dance™, The Bickering™, The Swiss Army Knife™
and so on..
SO what I mean to say here is: every ships in Ghostbusters (2016) are wonderful and whatever pairing you’re shipping, it is good and pure so please enjoy
Holtzmann doesn’t date. It never works out for her. There are women, sure. She craves touch. Loves feeling wanted. Loves flirting so much. But she learned early on that when she lets a girl into her life - that girl very quickly wants to change her. Calm her down. Make her start using safety lights. And so after a few tries that end in sleepless nights and broken hearts - whirlwind weeks of sex that bleed slowly and horribly into “do you have to be so loud?” “Can’t you calm down?” “My friends are going to think your so weird ugh.” “Don’t say anything to my parents. Just sit next to me and enjoy this free dinner they’re buying. Please.” “Holtzmann, please.” She stops trying. She just stops.
But Erin Gilbert. Erin Gilbert watches her hands fly from tool to tool as she works and it’s not because she knows they can make her feel good. Jillian knows this because they haven’t even touched. She doesn’t know if Erin wants her but she knows Erin watches, and she is scared. So scared that she is in love.
Until she notices Erin laughing, beaming at her when she dances. Not even scolding her when she hangs upside down from her bed, nearly cracks her head wide open. Erin Gilbert brings her snacks and bandages her up and watches Star Wars with her. Even though - she confesses - she doesn’t like the movies that much. Erin blushes when she acts shocked. Erin asks her about her music. Erin brushes purposely against her bare arms when she wears tank tops. Makes her shiver and duck her head and hope. And hope.
When Erin Gilbert finally kisses her - her overalls covered in grease, a blowtorch still active in her hand- Jillian Holtzmann feels more like herself than she has ever been. She feels like the sun.
Jfc a lesbian isnt a terf just because they don’t like dick. Saying trans women are not “real women” or assuming any trans woman has/ has not transitioned is shitty and makes you a terf. Not wanting to date any trans women is shitty and makes you a terf. Not wanting to have sex with masculine-presenting individuals (cis or trans) or being penis-repulsed does not make you a terf. Just because someone identifies as female doesn’t mean lesbians are obligated to be sexually attracted to them. You can respect a person and legitimize their identity without wanting to have sex with them.