strong people

I think about you everyday,
But I don’t feel the urge to dial your number today.
I think I’ve finally realized the person greeting me at the other end won’t be the person who resides in my heart but Someone who left in the middle of the night and robbed me of all my faith in people.

For the longest time, I hated you.
I couldn’t understand why you would leave me when I needed you the most.
I just couldn’t understand why you couldn’t do 10% of what I did for you all these years.
You had to be a rotten person with a rotten soul.
Right? Right? Right!


I think I’ve finally come to understand the fault in you and that in most others around me.

You aren’t a bad person.

You are just weak.

I was expecting strength from a person who wouldn’t even know what that is.

I was expecting courage from someone who was filled with cowardice from head to toe.
I can’t really blame you for being weak but I can learn to not surround myself with people who don’t match my strength.

When I use the word ‘weak’, it’s not what you think.
I cry. All the time.
I display my emotions like I own a boutique.
I have weekly breakdowns.
Sometimes, I get nightmares while doing daily chores.
None of that is being weak.

Being weak is running away.
It is being selfish.
It is not being able to stand up for what you believe in.
It is not being able to say what you feel.
It is seeing someone suffer and rolling your eyes.
It is lies instead of a vocabulary.

You are weak.
I can forgive you.
I understand you aren’t a bad person.
I forgive you.
I have the strength to do so.

We need to co opt the word mensch into English bc the word person sounds trite and almost like a legal term… like the word person brings to mind a taxpayer or a consumer before it brings to mind anything humane… and then there’s human which sounds scientific and is only applicable in very specific contexts. yet it’s the only word in English that you can use to add importance to the idea of an individual

saying “I’m a person” sounds almost pathetic… but “ich bin ein mensch” on the other hand

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I love you so much Asy. Thanks for being such a wonderful, inspirational, strong woman model for people like me. And to those who hate you, may justice rain upon them. Literally. I hope they get rocket barraged in their homes when they least expect it. Or up their tight, stuck up asses. They wholeheartedly deserve it.

The people who hate on me are mostly salty and miserable at the world, and some of them have good reason to be that way (oppression fucking sucks), so I don’t really think a lot of the misery is their fault. That doesn’t mean that it’s okay for them to make me the punching bag for all that shit - but I get it. I get it. I don’t wish bad things for them, I just wish they’d see that in attacking me, they’re actually also attacking another marginalised person who spent her whole gay youth without any role-models on any media anywhere.

I’m choosing to spend my adulthood trying to combat the gap I felt in my youth for the next generation, and taking other issues into account, too - such as diverse gender and racial representation. That’s why the lead in two of my books is a non-binary Korean Australian person, and why I’ve gone to such fucking lengths to make sure I consult extensively on her to make sure I’m getting her and her issues right.

I don’t think the people who bitch about me and to me deserve the lot they’ve been dealt in their lives. But that doesn’t make it somehow okay to gang up on and treat a single individual badly as a result. 

It’s kind of nice to know that simply by existing, being the kindest person I can be, and creating the content that I love that I can inspire people. I love that. I hope people see me living and creating content I love and know they can live and create they love too <3

Tumblr likes wrestling?

Yes, Tumblr likes wrestling. 

To the casual channel-flipper, professional wrestling might look like base, unsophisticated brawling. If you stick around and pay attention, you’ll find out that it’s a flamboyant, convoluted opera. Also it makes for some truly excellent GIFs. Here are some wrestling Tumblrs:

Wrestling Giffer (@wrestling-giffer)

Originally posted by wrestling-giffer

If you want to gain an appreciation for the pageantry and choreography of pro wrestling, flip through this Tumblr. It’s a good mix but it’s especially fond of…collisions.

Shitloads of Wrestling (@shitloadsofwrestling)

This one’s got some really interesting nuggets of history, including the time Vince McMahon admitted pro wrestling is fake and the US government set up a Senate Democratic Task Force on Professional Wrestling.

Wrestling out of Context (@wrestlingoutofcontext​)

Originally posted by wrestlingoutofcontext

It’s wrestling, but get this: no context. If you’re not looking to learn about kayfabe and decade-long feuds but you still want to see the Strong People act goofy, this is the Tumblr for you. Look how happy the good boy is!

80′s Wrestling Pics (@80swrestlingpics​)

Originally posted by 80swrestlingpics

A lot has changed since the eighties but thank goodness those belts never went out of style.

hi can I get a fuckin uhhhhhhh

badass, accomplished, intelligent leader Lance who is strong in his own right and doesn’t need to be coddled and doesn’t take shit from others AND PEOPLE ACTUALLY LISTEN TO HIM AND RESPECT HIM

ATTENTION WORLD: Tapping on the window will NOT make the sea turtle come over to you

Pro tip: It also doesn’t work for sharks, fish, stingrays, or any other animal at a zoo or aquarium. Please stop pestering my animals.

People be thinkin I forgot the shit they said. Ain’t no expiration date on disrespect.