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So, House and Senate Republicans have stated unequivocally that they are going to be repealing Obamacare as early as possible, once Donald Trump takes office. Not repeal and replace. Repeal. Is there any reason I should even begin to be happy about this?

Come on conservative friends, I know you’ve got something to say to me. You had plenty of shit to say to me about how it wasn’t going to happen during the election. What now?

And I’m not even busting out the fucking cancer card on this one, but if you guys want, I can show you my explanation of benefits for when I was undergoing chemotherapy, as well as my time in the hospital. I’ll give you a hint: with the costs, I could have gone to Harvard Law. Twice.

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Luckly today wasn’t so long
Have some pen doodles
if you need me ill be eating chicken nuggets

Btw you know how ppl are drawing like Poth and InkError as weeaboo anime titty chick’s or whatever


Be looking forward to something similar to that from me ;)))))))))
(Also sub to pyro he has no friends)

Valentine’s Day is coming or, as I like to call it, a reminder that I’m going to die alone surrounded by 12 000 books.

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Listen, this may be a complete reach, but I feel like their respective placements tell say a little something about them. You have Michael in a bedroom, which makes sense to me bc I see him as a homebody. You have Ashton who we all know loves the outdoors and exploring, and just generally being free. We have Luke in a studio (rehearsal room?) bc that’s where he thrives in expressing himself. Calum is very similar to Luke in that he’s best at expressing himself through music, but I think it’s cool that he’s in a theater bc he’s a writer (not exclusively a songwriter from what I’ve gathered) and he has to take on the different characters he writes about (hence the theater bc he is an actor himself in a way.) You have them each in a place where they feel the most comfortable, but even in their “safe space” they appear to be struggling with their demons. It’s okay to not be okay, and I think this portrays that very well. Anyway I needed to get this off my chest and I need more people to talk to me about this video.

Oh dear, it’s back— that bubbly, nervous, and exhilarating feeling, those chills down my spine that tingle my body for hours after I see you. I don’t know how you feel about me, and if I’m being completely honest, I’m not completely sure how I feel about you. I can say with certainty that I like you. I’m still figuring out in what way.
—  10:10pm// @ the boy that everyone likes
an actual conversation i had
  • my friend: so I had to break up with my boyfriend today.
  • me: what? why?
  • my pal: he told me he was bisexual.
  • me: ...
  • my bro: well you know theres only a matter of time before he cheats on me with a girl. if he wanted to break up so bad he should've just said so and not made up something stupid like that.
  • me: i? what? thats not how it works...
  • my not so much friend: you're either gay or straight Dylan. the rest is all bullsh*t.
  • me: (gets up and starts packing)
  • my enemy: what're you doing?
  • me: looking for that friendship contract we made when were like ten because im pretty sure you didn't freaking read the fine print of the terms and conditions where is says you can't be a biphobic a-hole. I'm taking back my jonas brothers CD.

Cam was currently in the music room, playing his guitar to the beat of Faded by Alan Walker. He was so into the music, his eyes shut as he strummed each chord, that he didn’t notice the person in front of him until he was done. Slightly embarrassed, he looked up and set his guitar down. “How fuckin’ long were you standing there for?” he questioned, his Kiwi accent thick as ever, something that usually happened when he was angry, which was right now. He hated people walking in on him.

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My apologies for the quality of of the first few images (I had to combine them to have room for everything…although I guess I could try playing around with my method).

Anyway, in addition to Katara kind of being a Book  1 Zuko in “The Southern Raiders,” the episode itself plays out like the “Avatar state” in regards to its main plotline concerning Aang and Katara. Furthermore, we get some neat Aang/Katara interactions which end up mirroring each other.

Both episodes start out with someone offering a means to an end. General Fong offers to help Aang figure out how to get into the Avatar state, and Zuko tells Katara that he can help her find the man who killed her mother.

In “The Avatar State,” Katara tries to dissuade Aang from listening to Fong. In “The Southern Raiders,” Aang tries to keep Katara from following through with her plan to confront Yon Rha. In both cases, neither Aang nor Katara think the other understands why they have to go through with their actions.

Both see the other still plans to go through with their plans, but Katara and Aang react differently. Katara simply tells Aang that she won’t watch Aang go through with Fong’s plans because she doesn’t want to see Aang suffer any longer. Likewise, Aang sees that Katara still plans on going through her plan and says that she need to do this for herself if for no other reason than to find a sense of closure.

In the end, both Katara and Aang are consumed by rage in one way or another. Aang through his anger induced Avatar State and Katara through her rage of meeting her mother’s killer. Roku gets Aang out of the Avatar State, and Katara finds that she can’t kill Yon Rha and she doesn’t know exactly why–or, at least, not yet.

In TAS, Aang apologizes to Katara for not listening to her. In TSR, he assures Katara that she did the right thing. With TSR, we get the added benefit of Katara forgiving Zuko.

Nah, but like… that mean female characters getting hate while mean male characters get defended happens for literally everything. Female characters get hate for being “too cutesy” or “too nice” or “too bitchy” or “too slutty” or too this or too that. I’ve literally never seen one female character that wasn’t hated by someone for one of her personality traits.

But with male characters, it’s like:

  • “too cutesy”: MY SON MY PRECIOUS CINNAMON ROLL TOO GOOD FOR THIS WORLD TOO PURE
  • “too nice”: He’s so sweet?? omg he’s the best
  • “too bitchy/mean”: He’s just misunderstood!!
  • “too slutty”: haha jk no one ever calls male characters slutty. When male characters are hypersexual, they’re super hot and there’s 30,000 smut fics written about them.

Female characters:

  • “too cutesy”: UGH. She’s so annoying? Her voice just grates on my nerves?? She’s childish and stupid.
  • “too nice”: She never even does anything? And come on, no one is that nice irl. She’s totally useless, and the series could do without her.
  • “too bitchy/mean”: She’s horrible and toxic and abusive and she must be DESTROYED immediately. I hate her. Even though the male character did a Way Worse Thing, I’m going to hate her twice as much as I hate him.
  • “too slutty”: Holy shit?? She’s literally only there for fanservice. You could delete her from the story, and it would be the same. She doesn’t matter at all, and I hate her for her hypersexuality. Instead of writing 30,000 smut fics about her, let’s write fics about how she DIES.

Literally the only character archetype I’ve seen where they get the same level of hatred is the “crybaby” archetype, and then it doesn’t matter if the characters are mentally ill. If they shed more than two tears over something the fandom deems as “a stupid reason,” they’re seen as “weak” and thus completely hated. Because mentally ill people are not allowed to exist and no one is allowed to be sad in a way that’s “”””annoying”””” at all ever.

But I’m pretty sure that you could show any fandom two characters who are exactly the same in every way except for their gender and they’d all flock to the male character but it’s ~~~whatever~~~

I kind of really wish I’d stop seeing the phrase “feminist movie” or “feminist book” applied to any piece of media that does a better than usual job of handling it’s female characters.

Feminism is not the absence of sexism, it’s a word for the movement dedicated to raising awareness of and eradicating institutionalized sexism.  A feminist movie would be a movie ABOUT the feminist movement, or a movie that directly identifies and addresses issues of structural inquality between genders.

Just having a female character you don’t sexualize in a piece of media doesn’t make it a grand stand against the patriarchy.  It literally just makes it a little less sexist than most everything else.  It doesn’t make you a feminist film director for making it, it just makes you not a fucking asshole with his head so far up his ass he can’t see the way the world is actually built.

Is SW:TFA a feminist movie?  No, not even close, not even a little tiny bit at all.  The movie’s not ABOUT gender or related struggles, ideas and philosophies.

But is it a movie that respects its female characters, gives them usually-limited-to-men levels of agency and power over the plot, makes sure there are women in the background of shots, and doesn’t sexualize them?  Yes, abso-fucking-lutely yes.

SW:TFA is a movie feminists will like (at least parts of it), it is a movie that demonstrates some of the basic, basic things Feminism wants from media, but it’s not a feminist movie.

It’s just not really sexist.

It might just be me having no idea on how to actually do the parenting thing (or because I have issues with that now lol) but I genuinely think if you make your kid cry it means you’re doing something wrong

Her Universe

(big thank you to bumbleshark for letting me use her super cute art to illustrate this!)

Steven wants to tell something to Connie, but if there’s one thing Connie knows about Steven, it’s that often the scariest thing in their world isn’t the giant fusions or the gem monsters.

aka: you do it for her

(also on AO3!)

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We're Okay

Percy felt a hand slide across his cheek, a thumb brushing away a tear that he didn’t know was there.
“Percy. It’s okay. You’re okay.”
He opened his eyes, looked up, and there she was – her eyes wide and concerned, and a little bit terrified. He recalled losing control; realising just how powerful he was. He remembered drowning a goddess in her own poison. He remembered the fear in Annabeth’s eyes as he did so.
But this fear was different. This time she was terrified for him.
“Everything is okay, Percy. I promise.”
He wound his arms around her waist, and turned her, her back pressed against his chest.
She couldn’t see this. She couldn’t see him like this.
Burying his face into her neck, he tried to suppress the inevitable shaking that always came. She carried a faint air of citrus — she almost always did when she wasn’t fighting monsters or exercising the nightmares away —and he used that scent to ground him.
He took a deep, steady breath, his exhale stirring the soft hair at the base of her neck. She was here. She was right beside him. And she wasn’t going anywhere. He could touch her, and kiss her, and protect her, and he was never going to leave her alone and scared again.
He pressed his lips to her neck, whispering over and over in order to reassure her, to reassure himself, “You’re okay. We’re okay.”

How do you know if you're doing well in life?

On one hand I’m 23, engaged with a beautiful step son, our own apartment, 2 cats, 3 rats.
On the other hand, our only car is a 2000 grand am that’s falling apart piece by piece, we live check to check, I got paid on Friday, it’s Monday and I have $2 and she has $1.

BUT the bills are paid and we have a place to live, food and wifi. And I’m also excited I have enough $$ left to get a big cup of chewy ice from the gas station. So like sometimes I feel like we are doing just fine and other times I’m like “Am I doing this right? Is this how you adult?”

I have no idea what I’m doing. Send help.

  • Me: *sees Ragnarok rumors all over dash*
  • Me: *sticks head in sand like an ostrich*
  • Me: Rumors? What rumors? Boy, it sure is a shame we haven't heard anything about Thor 3 yet. Ah well, that way it'll be a surprise.

I hate all those “writing tips” posts where it’s like “don’t do this with your character because it’s bad” and “when a character does this it’s bad” and “don’t write like this because it’s bad.”  That’s not actually giving tips, that’s just someone trying to tell you the right or wrong way to write, except there actually is no right or wrong way to write anything.  It just screams of egomaniacal amateur writers who think it’s okay to be condescending toward other writers just because they think their own work is perfect.

Evangelion spinoffs be like

Writer 1: Shit. What do we do with Kaworu now that he’s not an angel? That was a huge part of his character. How do we fill that gap?

Writer 2: Well he’s gay.

Writer 1: Yeah?

Writer 2: So make him gay.

Writer 1: …..alright, but we still need more personali-

Writer 2: No, just gay.

Writer 1: ……..

Writer 2: And have everything that he says be an innuendo.

Writer 1: About wanting to fuck guys?

Writer 2: Now you’re getting it.