stuff like this isn't okay

psa; poc fcs are not interchangeable!! It is not okay to use a poc fc for a verse of your white muse. Nor is it okay to use a poc fc whose ethnicity doesn’t match the character you play. (ex. using a Japanese fc for your Chinese character, using a black fc for a Polynesian character) There’s no excuse for it. Period. There’s no excuse for not knowing, a quick google search can give you the age, ethnicity, etc of your fc. There’s no excuse for lack of resources either. If there’s not enough resources, make your own! I know it sounds harsh, but there are tons of tutorials and free programs to make icons/banners/etcs. “But they look alike!!” you whine, well guess what poc fcs are not interchangeable.

Sometimes I just have this overwhelming feeling of hatred for the human race. This is how I know it is time to hermit.
—  INTP

This Valentine’s Day I’d like to share a few things with you. I’m 19 years old and:

I have never had sex in my life
I have never dated anyone in real life (so not on the Internet)
I have never kissed anyone
I have never been on a date
I have never even held hands with someone romantically
I literally have never even been close to dating anyone in real life

Not because I don’t want to or because I’m picky. Because no one has ever asked me out or showed affection for me or even flirted with me. I don’t think anyone irl has ever fancied me, or if they did they never let me know in any way.

And you know what? I don’t care. I moved on from feeling abnormal and broken and not whole. I refuse to connect my value as a person to those things. I will not allow myself to think of myself as less because I have never done any of those things. Yes maybe my self-esteem still relies on my uni grades or good reviews of my works but I finally stopped thinking that there is something wrong with me for not experiencing those things.

I feel happy and whole anyway. I survived every crush who didn’t return my feelings and every instance of being attracted to someone and knowing they do not like me back. I survived and moved on.

And today I’d like you to turn to things you really value in your life. Your jobs and talents and hobbies and passions. Your family and friends and pets and even house plants. Your favorite books and bands and TV-shows and video games. Your favorite ice-cream and favorite pair of jeans and favorite plush toys.

There are so many people and things you love. There are, I hope, things that make you happy. Focus on them. And screw the society that tells you that you need relationships to know that you are loved. You are already loved. Don’t let society ever persuade you otherwise.

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Game Aesthetics: Rochelle (Left 4 Dead 2)

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[ ♛ ]   But love—love is weakness.
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“He’s fast.He’s strong. He’s got a metal arm”

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

so this is what I have working on for weeks (okay days) and I am finally done *wipes sweat*

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some doodles of @sillyandquiteawkward ‘s wonderful soft dad Shiloh accidentally making friends with all the deities ever, some happy pokes with scarfs and protective Charon and Lucario. why are they annoyed? i don’t know. also Charon becomes a Shaymin pillow

can’t y’all just admit you like watching cartoons, and not pretend every new one that starts gaining popularity is neo-kafka

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That was the only choice I had.

for tsunemorie ♥

Little peeved that people are really willing to be like “Ew, Amara and Dean’s relationship is really creepy and sexual.  That’s not okay.”

But then in this episode, I’m seeing a shit ton of posts like “Oooooo Dean checking out that guy’s arms when he was talking about weightlifting!  Yeeeeees!”

Like, if I’m not mistaken, that guy is a high school kid.  A minor.  And yet, Dean hitting on him is okay, but what they’re doing with Amara isn’t?  It seems a little double standard-ish to me.

Fic Rec Thursday

I made this post before about making weekly rec posts and it got a positive response so here we are! ❤️

–> Never Look Less Than Your Best by try_reset

Hux in make-up, super cute, the bickering between Hux and Kylo is spot on and curious!Kylo is adorable

–> Transmission by theascetic

fluffy gore, secretly touching each other in caring ways, ADORABLE

–> A Thing for Fools, This by @obsessions-and-dreams

protective Kylo and protective Hux,THEYRE SO WORRIED ABOUT ONE ANOTHER ITS GREAT

–> I’ll even call you ‘General’ by alchemist17

♡ alpha Hux & omega Kylo, a super good twist on the usual ‘the omega goes into heat and the alpha unexpectedly finds him’

–> In a Name by @countofeight

♡ Kylo refusing to call Leia ‘General’, HEAPS of awesome defensive Kylo, a really amazing concept

–> I Can Help You (On One Conidtion) by @the-cookie-of-doom

touch-starved Hux, manipulative Kylo, someone just hug Hux oh my god, very heartbreaking, this is such a good fic, very underrated

–> Sweet Saltwater by @mixxtapej

alien!Hux, alien biology, oh fuck, this is so hot and well-written, there’s a severe lack of alien!Hux work but the quality of this one helps to make up for it

–> Just For You by @jakathine

♡ BDSM,  delicious dom!Hux with some cute aftercare

–> Flashburn by @permian-tropos

implied non-con, some super adorable hurt/comfort, very captivating, characterisation is spot-on

–> Child of the Moon Flowers by @ginger-and-knight (WIP)

modern witch AU, I’m in love with this fic, Hux’s character is super intriguing and the writing is just beautiful, if you haven’t read this yet then you absolutely should!

–> Disarray by @darksidelion

injured!Hux and concerned!Kylo, I have a weakness for injured!Hux and concerned!Kylo and this piece absolutely satisfies that

–> Destiny by @silversolitaire (WIP)

undecover Kylo at Hux’s academy, a really bright concept, young(ish) Kylo at the Academy is super fun but the sharpness of the writing means that the depth isn’t lost and Hux’s characterisation is spot on, this is a must read!

–> Spoiled Past Saving by narrativeimperative

♡ glorious PWP,  hooray for virgin!Kylo, very steamy scenes, very goooood

–> The Good, The Bad and The Dirty by @shinigamianateria

an exemplary slow-burn fic, super awesome, definitely worth the pay-off at the end

–> (don’t) treat me gently by @snaxo

stunning PWP, amazing BDSM, some fabulous submissive Kylo

–> Coming Home by @moonwalkingcrab

Kylo comes home from a mission and Hux is a tired mess, very cute, very fluffy, also very important forehead touches

–> On An Impulse by ShinigamiKnox

Hux dry humps his pillow thinking of Kylo and it’s the hottest thing. That’s all you need to know. READ IT.

–> What Did You Just Call Me by @otp-kylux

a humorous little piece that puts a fun spin on kinkshaming and really captures the banter between Kylo & Hux

–> Overflow by @h-uxed

reeeeeally high quality smut ft. bath sex

–> If It’s Dark by @stelladora (WIP)

Dream-sharing, super interesting set ups and twists, heaps of vulnerable!Kylo, super cute

–> The Monsters We Keep by @saltandlimes

dark!Ben, the writing is really incredible, the tension and the passion in this one is really amazing, definitely read this!

–> Found You Again by Captain_Kiri_Storm

implied non-con, mpreg, slave!Hux, redeemed!Kylo, lots of angst and it really makes you just want to hug Hux

–> The Guilty Bystander by @theeascetic (WIP)

fluffy gore, the dynamic of Hux and Kylo is really special in this and Snoke is properly creepy, its really really good, I’m in love with this one a lot

–> Ghost by NoirSongbird

a very sweet ‘Hux comforts Kylo’ fic, THE LAST LINE 😭

–> Hands that Held the Sun by @permian-tropos (WIP)

slow-burn, Kylo realising his feelings, amazing character development and the plot is eerily mysterious and suspenseful, definitely 

THERE WE ARE FOR THIS WEEK

Mick & Riley: steady out, i’m terrified

Here it is, 16k of what happened when Harry was in Brazil and the whole world found out that 1. he was dating Cecilia Wells and 2. Cecilia Wells was Riley Finch. So on we go into Harry’s POV of the events that occurred in and between chapters 35 and 36 of Nom de Plume, hope you enjoy! 

Brazil was magnificent, and Harry had a tattoo to prove it.

Harry was sure it would have been more magnificent if Leigh was lounging in the chair beside him, reading a book and wearing a bikini that would show off her subtle curves. He couldn’t wait to bring her on tour with him, though, to hang out backstage with her, hopefully sneaking off to see some sights on days off. There was only one month left of school for her, and although she hadn’t mentioned any plans, Harry hoped she wanted to come along for a couple of weeks. Considering that she’d nearly freaked out when he’d told her he loved her, however, he figured he’d made the right choice in not asking her to come to Brazil with him, as tempted as he’d been to extend the offer.

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anonymous asked:

what do you think are the boundaries to cultural appreciation and appropriation?

I think there’s a slightly blurred line between the two, especially since it differs from area to area, is different depending on those celebrating a culture locally versus those celebrating as part of the diaspora, and a lot of it has to do with acknowledgement. For example, I’ve seen people wearing a cultural article and refusing to acknowledge that it’s part of someone else’s culture (eg, rhinestone =/= bindi). The conversation can go literally nowhere if you pretend you’re doing nothing wrong. 

But I think it becomes apparent when you’re appreciating a culture when it’s not “exotified” or fetishized, when the person in question has consulted with natives of a culture and fully understand the significance of what they’re doing (so no, no om tattoos for you until you understand what om means to Hindus and Buddhists and Jains and Sikhs, and even then, I’ll probably side-eye you a little). You have to be INVITED in, and even then, you have to know your bounds. Obviously I’m not going to say anything to a white person at a desi wedding wearing mehendi and bindis and saris, but a white person going to a music festival with a bindi on their face because it’s “hipster” or “cool” is obviously not okay. If I, as a brown girl, wore a bindi to the mall or something, people would be giving me dirty looks and telling me to go back to my country and learn how to assimilate… so, see, culture mixing can only occur when two cultures meet on even ground and the sharing of ideas is mutual, not when one culture is spit on and the other comes by and rifles through it’s pockets to steal the pieces it likes. 

For example, contrast Iggy Azaelia in her music video for Bounce, a video directed by and starred by a white person, where she is the center of attraction

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and that too in a wedding outfit… also, this is a video in which she later pretends to be a Hindu religious diety:

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Well, my culture isn’t meant to make you look cool or give you street cred with the desis, especially when the ONLY time you support my people are when they’re earning you money or staying in the background of your limelight (and even then, “support” is being too kind).

Alternate this with the music video for Feeling by Bombay Bicycle Club, where the music video takes place at an Indian wedding… with a fully desi cast AND directed by an Indian director:

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Nothing is fetishized, nothing is taken out of place or presented without context, nothing is depoliticized or portrayed inappropriately/offensively. It’s clear they are appreciating our culture. 

anonymous asked:

Hey! Do you have fics where Harry or Louis don't want to be gay or are bullied for it or maybe their family isn't accepting. Stuff like that, Thanks :))

Okay, you’ll just get everything containing homophobia I can think of…?

Monsters at Home

Save You

so keep my candle bright

Can I Give You A Blowjob? (non-con elements and violence!!)

Both Showing Hearts

365

give it up and get down

little wings on my shoes

Secrets Kindle Fires

The first one I thought of when thinking about fics with homophobia… nevermind… :(

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