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hey guys! my name is ilana, i’m 19 and i’m a proud north african jew! mansour (the previous owner) decided to permanently retire from running this blog and has graciously entrusted me with its care

my content will be in keeping with the existing theme with a slight focus on mizrachi politics. this blog will NOT be arab or muslim centric

pls feel free to send me any questions, suggestions or requests you may have :) i’m an open book 

here are some things i want to learn more about and would love to be tagged in or sent any pertinent posts: 

- eastern european jewish radicalism

- kurdish history (especially alevism)

- amazigh culture/history/modern politics (i have amazigh roots and i want to learn more about my ancestors) 

that’s it for now! my personal blog is @sephardi-party and i hope to hear from some of you soon 

anonymous asked:

Hiii, thirsty hoseok anon dropping by to say i'm in love with yr blog rn. I mean i'm always in love with it cuz like yr funny & i love reading yr tags & i love yr writing & i love yr iris rambles & i love you but like those HOSEOK reblogs 😩🔥 this is some quality content™ that i'm not getting from hobi blogs i follow-- & i'm super thankful for it!! & for you! & for yr existence!!! Also I actually already have a tag but havent used it since 1st thirsty ask cuz i wanted to b even /more/ anonymous

Also– i hope you can get some rest and apply for that promotion and get that extra monayyy :DD 😎💴💸💵💸💷💸💶💸

Hi, Thirsty Hoseok Anon! Thanks for stopping by to remind me of all the weird, thirsty tags that I overshare for Hoseok, my bias wrecker who has been out to get me and won’t calm tf down! *fans self* All that quality content™ is really just him glaring and thrusting while sweaty and looking like a full-course meal, and I can’t NOT reblog that…I mean, if it physically hurts to look at or I made a noise when I saw it, then I share it. I’m a simple gal.

I’m still working on this damn application process, which is going into the third hour. I told myself that I’m not allowed to work on Call Me Mistress series until it’s done. I stopped writing at a really messed up place too; I’ve basically left myself hanging in the worst way imaginable to stay motivated.

100 questions
  1. Is a kiss considered cheating?
  2. Have you ever faked orgasm?
  3. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
  4. Do you think you are going to be rich in 7-8-9 years?
  5. Tell us some funny drunk story.
  6. Why are you no longer together with your ex?
  7. If you had to choose one way to die, what would it be?
  8. What are your current goals?
  9. Do you like someone?
  10. Who was the last person to disappoint you?
  11. Do you like your body?
  12. Can you keep a diet?
  13. If the whole world listened to you right now, what would you say?
  14. Do you work?
  15. If you could choose only one food to eat to the rest of your life, what would it be?
  16. Would you get a tattoo?
  17. Something you don’t mind spending all your money on?
  18. Can you drive?
  19. When was the last time someone told you you were beautiful?
  20. What was the last thing you cried for?
  21. Do you keep a journal?
  22. Is life fun?
  23. Is farting in front of people irrelevant?
  24. What’s your dream car?
  25. Are grades in school important?
  26. Describe your crush.
  27. What was the last book/movie that really impressed you?
  28. What was your last lie?
  29. Dumbest lie you ever told?
  30. Is crying in front of people embarrassing?
  31. Something you did and you are proud of?
  32. What’s your favourite cocktail?
  33. Something you are good at?
  34. Do you like small kids?
  35. How are you feeling right now?
  36. What would you name your daughter/son?
  37. What do you need to be happy?
  38. Is there some you want to punch in the face right now?
  39. What was the last gift you received?
  40. What was the last gift you gave?
  41. What was the last concert you went to?
  42. Favourite place to shop at?
  43. Who inspires you?
  44. How old were you when you first got drunk?
  45. How old were you when you first got high?
  46. How old were you when you first had sex?
  47. When was your first kiss?
  48. Something you want to do until the end of this year?
  49. Is there something in the past you wish you hadn’t done?
  50. Post a selfie.
  51. Who are you most comfortable around?
  52. Name one thing that terrifies you.
  53. What kind of books do you read?
  54. What would you tell your 12 year old self?
  55. What is your favourite flower?
  56. Any bad habits you have?
  57. What kind of people are you attracted to?
  58. What was the last thing you cried for?
  59. Is there something you don’t eat? Some food that truly disgust you?
  60. Are you in love?
  61. Something you find romantic?
  62. How long was your longest relationship?
  63. What are 3 things that irritate you about the same sex?
  64. What are 3 things that irritate you about the opposite sex?
  65. What are you saving money for?
  66. How would you describe your bad side?
  67. Are you actually a good person? Why?
  68. What are you living for?
  69. Have you ever done anything illegal?
  70. Do you like your body?
  71. Have you ever made someone feel bad about themselves intentionally?
  72. Ever sent nudes?
  73. Have you ever cheated on someone?
  74. Favourite candy?
  75. Is there a blog you visit every day, or almost every day? Tag it!
  76. Do you play any computer games? What is your favourite game?
  77. Favourite TV series?
  78. Are you religious? Does God exist?
  79. What was the last book you read? Did it impress you and why?
  80. What do you think about vegetarianism/veganism?
  81. How long have you been on Tumblr?
  82. Do you like Chineese food?
  83. McDonalds or Subway?
  84. Vodka or whiskey?
  85. Alcohol or drugs?
  86. Ever been out of your province/state/country?
  87. Meaning behind your blog name?
  88. What are you scared of?
  89. Last time you were insulted?
  90. Most traumatic experience ?
  91. Perfect date idea?
  92. Favourite app on your phone?
  93. What colour are the walls in your room?
  94. Do you watch Youtube? Who is your favourite youtuber?
  95. Share your favourite quote.
  96. What is the meaning of life?
  97. Do you like horror movies?
  98. Have you ever made your mum cry? What happened?
  99. Do you feel lucky or special in a way?
  100. Can you keep a secret?
Do me a huge favour and REBLOG IF YOU DON’T CONDONE SHIP SHAME/SHIP WARS

We all have ships we don’t like. A lot of us even have ships we hate- but that doesn’t make it okay to tell someone not to ship something, and it certainly doesn’t make it alright to send someone hate/shame them for what they ship!

Ship wars can really hurt people, and leave lasting issues with fandom/shipping as a whole, or even drive people out of fandoms entirely! Tag blockers exist for a reason- so please reblog this to let folks know your blog is a safe space, and you’ll use them instead of sending hate!

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This is gonna be rambling and out of sorts but like. I want to put out my stance as a trans sga ace person and I’m sure there’s been plenty of people who have said this more eloquently than me but:

If you aren’t trans or sga you aren’t part of the LGBT community. Like, plain and simple as that.

I’m going to start by saying that when I was 14 I thought I was aroace and I came out to my mom and told her I probably wasnt ever going to want to have a relationship. She reacted bad. Like legit screaming fight and calling me a sinner bad. It was some of the most ridiculous bullshit I’d ever been exposed to. And it sucked and it hurt that she didn’t understand and even tho I’ve moved away from that identity, it still sucks to remember that moment. And this is serious shit that needs to be addressed, aroace people do have a lot of interpersonal stigma that needs to be talked about and remedied.

But see. That’s the key difference. Aroace issues are interpersonal, not societal. And the aroace community has very different goals from LGBT people as a result.

Aroace community initiatives are all about Visibility and Education. And those are noble goals, giving people access to this knowledge is great, but for LGBT people the kind of laser focus on Visibility isn’t great.

LGBT people are hypervisible. Trans women get mocked in media constantly, gay men and lesbians are stereotyped and demonized out the wazoo, everyone Knows we’re here. We don’t have a visibility issue.

We’re busy focusing on fighting the societal laws that literally restrict our freedoms. Because at the end of the day if you’re not an sga ace person, you’re not going to walk into an apartment complex with your spouse and be denied a home by a homophobic leasing agent. You’re not going to propose to the person you love and then have a baker refuse to make you a wedding cake because they believe you’re such an abomination that they think getting money from you is a sin. You’re not going to walk down the street holding your partner’s hand and have to fear for your life. You’re not going to tell your co-workers about your spouse and face social isolation, harassment, possibly being fired. You’re not going to be sent to conversion therapy specifically for your orientation and tortured until you’re too afraid to express your love anymore. You’re not going to be refused the right to donate blood.

If youre not a trans ace person, you’re not going to be stopped on your way to the bathroom and sexually harassed about your “real gender.” You’re not going to be denied work. You’re not going to be forced against your will to identify as a gender you are not.

There are no anti-ace laws. Theres no mandate to have sex or be in relationships. There are social pressures, YES, and I’m not denying that. And social pressures suck. But what you’re dealing with is fundamentally different from sga & trans experiences.

The thing about being ace is that it really is more of an interpersonal than professional disclosure. If someone irl asked me about my partners I’d have to talk about my boyfriends. I wouldn’t mention my level of sexual attraction or engagement because that’s not what was asked or what is socially appropriate to disclose. My boyfriends know I’m acespec because it’s relevant to our relationship, my boss would not.

Aromanticism is a mildly different story, because this is when you would reveal, “oh, I’m not in a relationship, I’m not really interested in them.” This could be met mostly with confusion, misunderstanding, disbelief, jokes, or “it’s a phase"s. Which all suck! They do and they’re issues that need to be addressed and dealt with, but once more they’re fundamentally different from the concerns sga people have to deal with when bringing their orientations into the professional realm.

Aro/ace people are perfectly valid, memeatic as that term has become. These are legitimate identities with definitely legitimate issues. But the facts are that the aroace community has vastly different priorities from the LGBT community and this is why they are fundamentally separate.

LGBT spaces and resources shouldn’t be expended in a direction that takes focus away from actual LGBT issues like the ones discussed above. Aroace people need to rally together and get their own resources in shape so they can create a more focused and targeted attempt to do what they want to accomplish. Because tugging at LGBT resources and insisting on including cishet aces, whose experiences are so fundamentally different from trans sga folks’, in LGBT spaces is detrimental to all of us in the long run.

And all the sitting around flinging insults at LGBT people and comparing them to bigots or their oppressors and being disgusted by LGBT people empowering themselves through displays of affection that they’re demonized for in every other circle just kinda proves the rift that exists between these communities and how much their priorities differ.

Anyways I’m done that was a lot of text

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attolis eugenides + trickster archetype

“If I had a gold coin for every time I heard you say that you could do anything you wanted, I’d be rich.  As rich as–”

“As Ornon before he lost all his sheep.”

highlights from my d&d campaign
  • Me, the DM: You see a dark elf--a drow--standing before the statue. And up on the ceiling, you see a giant spider, twice the height of a normal human.
  • Wizard, OOC: Did you make fucking Magic Brian???
  • Me: I DIDN'T MEAN TO!! THERE'S JUST NOT A WHOLE LOT YOU CAN FIGHT AT LEVEL 2!!!
persona fans according to their fave character
  • adachi: .........has.......interesting kinks. writes think pieces late at night about how we all are all adachi to some degree
  • akechi: probably depressed. stays up way too late. im talking like 4am late. likes any fucked up character. starts all the p5 discourse
  • akihiko: quiet but loves their faves intensely. cried when p4 arena akihiko was shown with no shirt. ironically, probably knows nothing abt sports, boxing included
  • akira: secretly out of control. knows a lot of ppl but only has 2 friends. very gay. makes bad decisions and then accepts them. dates every persona girl just because.
  • aigis: pure. weird sense of humor. runs an obscure
  • aigisxminako ship blog. probably uses the term "waifu" unironically
  • ann: gay. tired of ppl sexualizing her. cries a lot. has reblogged probably every picture of makoann or annshiho in existence.
  • chie: secretly loves visual novels. wants to be kicked in the face. in their minds yukichie is canon. very gay.
  • eikichi: DRAMA. very dramatic but not in a discourse starting way. nice aesthetic. uses their queueue religiously. pretends to not cry a lot
  • dojima: is always 5 yrs behind when it comes to memes. taboo fic? they're read it. they probably wrote it. only owns two pairs of shoes. bad with kids.
  • futaba: never goes outside. only has straight ships. loves puns. reblogs every picture of futaba with best girl in the tags and means it
  • fuuka: are super soft but love fuuka with all their heart. never talks in the tags. reads a lot. is either on social media all the time or never at all
  • haru: very soft. likes the color pink. every ship they have is a rare pair. watches too much anime. never dated more than one girl at a time in a persona game.
  • jun: emotional. super into the zodiac. very gay. probably hates lisa lmao. played every other persona game expecting it to be gay and was disappointed.
  • junpei: super funny. wishes junpei was romanceable. probably all have the chaotic good alignment. obscure meme user. very upbeat.
  • kanji: super soft in the inside. is still upset over the way kanji was treated in p4 sometimes. names their stuffed animals. probably yells at the tv
  • ken: looks at ken as their child. the type to adopt fictional characters. lost their minds when ken was announced to be on the p4 arena roster. always busy.
  • koromaru: the responsible one in the group. always on time. likes dogs obviously. persona 3 is their favorite persona. doesnt understand twitter.
  • lisa: (???????? no offense but did anyone like her????) is proud they have an unpopular fave. loves the characters fandoms hate. tired.
  • makoto: REALLY WANTS TO BE STEPPED ON. gay and will not apologize. keeps their friends out of trouble. probably plays dnd. had a tomodachi as a kid and loved it.
  • maya: goes through a lot but still manages to be positive. considers persona 2 to be a masterpiece. loses things easily. hard to dislike.
  • minako: everyone loves them. wishes p3p was canon. has finished p3p at least 7 times. will never stop writing threesomes with minako/akihiko/shinjiro. openly kinky
  • minato: has not let the ending of p3 go. probably music snobs. messed up sleep schedule. secretly kinky. is actually hilarious once u get to know them
  • mitsuru: worships the ground she walks on. wants her to step on them. really driven. likes making lists. loves strong girls.
  • morgana: the type to correct ppl's grammar or spelling online. means well. writes really niche fic with super complex aus. tired.
  • naoto: has only romanced naoto in every playthrough. does not care that naoto uses sp so recklessly does not care at all. probably short lmao
  • nanako: wholesome. only reads fluffy fanfiction. the kind of person to make "why i love this character" posts after noticing a lot of character hate in the tags. popular.
  • rise: probably listens to jpop. maybe kpop. maybe both. would collect rise posters irl. compares every persona navigator to rise. likes bright colors.
  • ryuji: reckless. super funny but humble. LOUD. uses weird pet names for their faves "my soft swift running boy". loves memes. has receipts for every soft thing ryuji's done
  • shinjiro: unlucky in the way that every character they love dies lmao. kinda sad but the best kind of friend you can have. definitely the mom friend. thrives on aus
  • sojiro: sarcastic. supportive in a really weird way. always talks in the tags. is mean to show affection. only types in lower case.
  • tatsuya: bi. theyre all bi. reblogs a lot of those sad ass memes. you wonder if theyre ok a lot. has quirky hobbies that you wouldnt think fit them.
  • teddie: chaotic evil. sees teddie as a child that must be protected. gets angry when he's shipped with ppl. has any souyo fic with teddie as their child bookmarked
  • yosuke: aware of yosuke's cringe-worthy moments but loves him through it. would die for that cut romance link. fun to talk to. awkward. reads a lot of fic.
  • yu: still battling to this day abt which name is canon. wants to be supported. KINKY. once you get to know them you see they have no chill. walking cat memes.
  • yukari: has separate blogs for different interests. starts all the fandom discourse (along w akechi and adachi fans),likes to psychoanalyze fictional characters
  • yukiko: also gay. kinda quiet. sense of humor is waaaaaaaaaaay out there. im talking like....outer space out there. organizes their blog well.
  • yukino: Big Gay. is very informed in socio-political topics. really smart. if a show is gay.....they've watched it. the type to write movie critiques.
  • yusuke: BROKE. watches shows like brooklyn 99 and the office. some of them might be furries but good luck figuring out which ones. really want to date yusuke
Exclusionists are prescriptivists not descriptivists; and that matters

I just came from a conference for LGBTQ+ folks and there was widespread support for aro/ace people. There were entire panels centered around being ace/aro. There were ace/aro flags being sold alongside other LGBTQ+ flags. The language used was inclusive to a spec folks. In the panel on lateral oppression, there was no mention of exclusionist or TERF ideologies (rightfully so). Panelists who were specifically invited to speak spoke freely about them being a spec or about how great they thought the split attraction model was.

If you’re a spec and reading this, just know the exclusionists are not the majority in LGBTQ+ spaces. This is the space that actually exists, not the exclusionary space they misguidedly advocate for.

Hi! Some of you might know me from @vvakarians (my main blog) or from @dragonageaspecweek as Mod Mal! I decided that this fandom needed a little more positivity in the trans department, so I’m hosting a Trans Positivity week!

  • It will run from August 21st to the 27th
  • This is for BOTH Dragon Age and Mass Effect series 
  • It is open to ALL people with trans characters and trans headcanons
  • During this week it is encouraged to make anything you would like about your oc’s or send in things about pre-existing characters that you headcanon as trans! 
  • My ask box will be open for general questions, if you want to introduce your character, or just talk about trans stuff
  • I will track the tag #transbioware, feel free to @ me as well!!
  • There will be absolutely no hate on this blog, if anyone sends it in they will be blocked and reported 

I just really wanted to spread more positivity in this fandom during a time that a lot of people are coming out and spreading hate. I myself am trans and know what it’s like to feel like shit when someone does that. I’m hoping that this week and this blog will help people feel safe in sharing their experiences and characters/headcanons!! 

Anti antis: antis don’t call eachother out and when they do it done delicately and soft


Also anti antis when someone is a map, transphobe, homophobe, or just a piece of shit: YOU JUST DONT LIKE THEM CUZ THEY SHIP SOMETHING BAD….YOU GUYS ARE RUDE INFACT REMEMBER WHEN U DID SOMETHING TOTALLY UNREALTED TO THIS DISCOURSE AND THIS OTHER SUPER OLD THING!!! WE RESPECT EVERY ONE ANTIS ARE JUST ABUSIVE AND THEY HURT PEOPLES FEELINGS !!! *tags or mentions 20 other anti antis in the post to garner sympathy*

hey so it’s disgusting that fans are being targeted and all and im disgusted with the cowards who hide behind anon but 

calling jake or drake a “garbage white man” will NEVER be the same compared to what people of color and women face everyday. don’t you dare compare one person on anon calling your beloved character “an overrated white man”  to years of dehumanization, racism, discrimination, and more that poc have faced.

so, no,  “insulting people for liking a white male LI is just as sexist as hating on female characters” isn’t true and will never be the same in our day and age. they will never be the same because the most a white man will have to face (specifically based on the fact they are white/a man) is maybe one or two messages online. women and poc have to live every day of their life being treated like shit but!!