the reliable source person of the year

Yes it’s another post about Freddie’s sexuality. Sorry.

Maybe this is controversial IDK, IDC.

I feel Tumblr (outside fandom mainly) is so obsessed with Freddie Mercury being a ‘bisexual icon’ that they actually erase his ‘gay’ side. No one wants to talk about his boyfriends or even knows about them because they’re too focused on his few girlfriends. There were only 3 I can name as opposed to lots of men and one of them (Barbara) was not really his girlfriend according to some of the closest people around him. So that leaves just 2.
Surely his personal assistant Peter Freestone who lived with him for 12 years would know whether Barbara was his girlfriend or not?! But he is adamant they were just good friends because he was with a man at that time. OK so it’s only Peter’s personal opinion and he wasn’t in the bedroom with Freddie, but I am inclined to believe him as he has no reason to lie and is often a reliable source of information on Freddie and regularly debunks myths on his blog.
Freddie’s first big relationship with a woman ended in 1970 because she was sick of his interest in being gay. She tried to set him up with people but he wasn’t ready. Then Freddie famously had the long relationship with Mary until he left her c. 1976 for a man called David Minns (interestingly excluded from Freddie’s most famous biographies).

After coming out, there were no more girlfriends until years after he died, his friend Barbara Valentin crawled out and did a sordid kiss-and-tell on him, about how she turned him back to bisexual (presumably by crawling into his bed and smothering Freddie with her vast boobs) whilst in a relationship with a man and that’s it, to The Internet, he’s apparently a bi icon and David Minns, Joe Fanelli, Tony Bastin, Bill Reid, Peter Morgan, Richard Dick, Vince and Winfried Kirchberger are all swept under the rug. Then there are all the one night stands and the rent boys. His PA estimates Freddie to have slept with 10 different men per month!
Freddie’s longest serving partner Jim Hutton is considered a bad person for talking about his relationship with Freddie even though he didn’t portray him in a bad light. Yet people hold on tight to Barbara Valentin’s claims and portrayal of Freddie as a drug addled mess who only had eyes for her and she’s OK! Is it because she is a woman and it helps people’s fantasies that Freddie was sexually attracted to girls?

Yeah you can still be bisexual and only rarely attracted the opposite sex, I know it’s a spectrum, but I am not convinced by the bi-Freddie argument. Of course he loved women, he appreciated them, he had lots of female friends. Didn’t mean he wanted to have sex with them.
Look at it this way:
He struggles with his sexuality while with girlfriend number 1. Rosemary leaves him because he thinks about m/m sex IN THEIR BED, MID SEX!
He struggles with girlfriend number 2, sleeps with girls on tour, probably to keep up appearances in front of his bandmates. He finally plucks up the courage and leaves Mary for a man. Once out of the closet, he becomes promiscuous with 1000s of men. Brian May says he is only seen with men from late 70s onwards.
Then suddenly in the mid 80s, whilst living with a man and having one night stands with other men, he allegedly decides he wants to be with a woman (a known fag hag & beard in the gay scene) and no one close to him, not his band, or his assistants, or his [close friend &] producer realise they’re more than friends???? I don’t think so. Not convinced Sorry.

As an aside I hate that this bisexual erasure argument keeps flooding the Freddie search on this site because it detracts from his music, which is exactly why he never made big open statements about his sexuality and only hinted at it. Let’s talk about what a great composer he was, his drive for life and his witty one-liners, his cuteness, his bad temper, his generosity. Anything but the “he loved girls too so ner!” narrative. This is my only post on the subject before anyone complains I am adding to it!

What Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Can Teach Us About Anne Boleyn

     Think of your favorite candidate in this election and think of the outright falsehoods that have been said about them by the opposing side - how their words have been selectively edited, taken out of context, and twisted to make a political point or to demonize them.

     Now, imagine that through some weird fluke, most of our recorded information about this election vanished. Aside from account books, a few letters and government records, the largest source of information that survived was one heavily-biased blog written by someone who utterly despised one of the candidates. This blog reported every single nasty story they heard about this candidate, and said they’d learned it from reliable sources.

     Imagine that hundreds of years worth of history books are written based off of this blog, until the motivations and personality traits of the candidate as described by the blogger become “historical fact.” The gossip the blog reported gets repeated by historians who cite one another until the tales are reliably sourced. But they all lead back to this one blog, and there is nothing to support its assertions.

     Historians, trying to recreate modern events, know that this blog is outright dishonest in some of its stories, but they still heavily rely on it in constructing the narrative of the events.

    This is what happened with the story of Anne Boleyn. The vast majority of what we “know” about her came from a single biased writer, Eustace Chapuys.

     Now, imagine yourself living five hundred years ago, when there was no internet to spread instant news, no Youtube clips to watch and verify a quote and its context. Your only source of news is word of mouth, and there’s no real way to verify these rumors.

    But just like today, the “celebrities” of the era were constantly in the spotlight. Every word they said was heard by at least dozen people and was spread by their media - servants’ gossip. (Servants were often bribed for this specific purpose.) Women could expect their laundry to be monitored for evidence of sexual activity or menstruation. Even in their most intimate moments, a servant was nearby, within listening range. (The concept of privacy was almost non-existent for the highest nobility in that era.)

    Every time Anne Boleyn spoke, people all over England would be talking about it, analyzing her words (or what they’d heard were her words) and speculating as to the meaning, adding their own twist when they reported it to their friends.

     In the 1530s, people were as passionate about their “side” as we are with our current political debate. Add to it strong religious convictions and loyalties. Anne and the reformers were the “liberals” of the day, and Katharine of Aragon and her partisans represented the conservative “old school” ways.

     Anne Boleyn wanted to change the church of England. She wanted to appoint bishops to key positions, and sponsor universities and students that would shape the coming generation.

    Imagine how alarming this was to old-school believers. Anne was appointing “heretics” to lead the most important churches, and “poisoning young minds” by sponsoring reformist scholars and teachers. More than that, she intended to take the money from the dissolved monasteries and create schools all over England to teach younger students how to read the Bible, shaping their religious education.

    Is it any wonder she was hated by the traditional Catholics?

important headcanons for a wtnv/x-files crossover
  • scully and carlos bonding over SCIENCE. except scully soon realizes that carlos’ approach to SCIENCE (which involves circling the word with a heart in pink marker and saying “hmm” a lot) might differ slightly from hers
  • mulder straight up spending hours talking to old woman josie and her angels and eating oreos with her
  • cecil and carlos taking mulder and scully to big rico’s…
    “mulder…this is just…sauce and cheese on a plate. do you see this?”
    “yeah, cecil just told me the town banned wheat and wheat byproducts a few years ago.”
    “wh…why?”
    “something about untimely deaths?”
    and then scully p much cries because we all know how she feels about pizza
  • mulder and scully actually using steve carlsberg as a reliable source for information
     -which makes cecil want to vomit
  • cecil having mulder & scully on his show and asking them weird questions about their personal lives, some of which are too existential for either of them to attempt to answer
  • scully literally having a meltdown over the fact that the weather iS A SONG, MULDER, IT’S A SONG, WHAT IS THE WEATHER HERE, EVEN, THIS IS A DESERT CLIMATE WHAT DOES IT HAVE TO DO WITH ELECTROFUNK MUSIC I’M–
  • mulder casually letting the faceless old woman explore his inside coat pockets because, aliens, man, am i right?
  • scully wanting to study khoshekh and cecil basically telling her to fuck off
  • mulder patiently explaining the existence of mountains to cecil when scully’s like I’M OUT
  • cecil writing fan fiction about mulder and scully when they aren’t paying attention
      -carlos trying to explain that’s really creepy, sweetie, please stop
  • CECIL AND CARLOS TAKING MULDER AND SCULLY ON A DOUBLE DATE TO THE BOWLING ALLEY
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Disney Ladies + MBTI - Rapunzel - ISFJ

Rapunzel’s internal sensing shines through her daily routine. She clearly loves her tower and her habits, how familiar everything is, even if she’s bored and wanting more, she takes a lot of time and care with it all because it’s a source of comfort. She really struggles to wrong Mother Gothel because she’s basically the only person she’s ever known. Her wish to see the lanterns is something she’s wanted for a long time because it’s so familiar to her, to see them so reliably every year. Her external feeling is very clear when you see how difficult it is for her to do something that’ll hurt Mother Gothel, she’s in tears just thinking about how she’s going to feel. She’s also really good at reading Flynn’s emotions and comforting him despite never having interacted with anyone but Mother Gothel. Her internal thinking is her curiosity. She’s got so many hobbies because she wants to build up her skills. She wants to know exactly what the lanterns are for, why they show up from the exact same location at the exact same time.  Finally, her external intuition means she’s loves to hear about other people’s ideas and dreams, first from her books and then from everyone she meets. She’s also both very worried and excited about all the different possibilities of the outside world.

NEWS ABOUT THE CANCELLED SHOW AND LIAM!

okay so i have an update as to why they had to cancel the first belfast concert! this source of mine is a close, personal friend who works with the team that works for the boys and she’s very reliable! so apparently they cancelled the show cause liam was having excruciating back pain!! the doctor said this was likely caused by liam carrying the band for the past 5 years.

wow, i hope he gets better soon :/ #GetWellLiam

ok I just need to rant

so. I don’t ship phan. it’s ok if you do, but I personally don’t. but sometimes what seems like harmless shipping just makes me cringe. like when people say 2016 is a great year bc Dan is so “gay” or bc they act like they’re in a relationship. that makes my skin crawl. for one thing, you should never assume someone’s sexuality. don’t assume they’re straight or gay or ace or anything in between. and sorry to say it, but 14 year old Dan isn’t a reliable source for how Dan feels now, 10 years later. another thing. people are excited about this year bc they’re so “gay”. not because they’ve accomplished so much. as their fans, we should support them as creators and as people above all. not as a ship. it’s fine to harmlessly think they’d make a good couple but as soon as you assume anything about their sexuality or relationship, or put that above who they are as people or creators, that’s when it’s gone too far. because it’s not right. how would you assume if someone only liked you because of a ship? a ship between you and a person whose sex you weren’t even necessarily attracted to? idk I’m just really uncomfortable about it all…

Reliable sources are reporting that prominent neonazi’s and a biker gang will be in Oly Friday-Sunday, predominantly on Saturday, and their intent is to find any visibly lgbt person and kill them. They’re associated with a group that murdered a gay man two years ago so it’s being considered a fairly serious threat. Please do anything you possibly can to stay safe.

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The Reliable Source Person of the Year 2013: Kerry Washington | The Washington Post

We’re so used to celebrities behaving like spoiled, look-at-me brats that it’s easy to overlook Hollywood’s grown-ups. But 2013 was Kerry Washington’s year — for all the right reasons.

She’s the first African-American actress to star in a prime-time hit (ABC’s addictive Scandal) in decades. She wowed grads of her alma mater, George Washington University, with a smart, funny commencement address in May. She somehow managed to keep her private life private by marrying NFL star football star Nnamdi Asomugha in a stealth wedding this summer — before anyone knew they were dating. (And we hear she’s pregnant, but she’s keeping her baby bump private, too.) And her charming, self-aware turn on Saturday Night Live last month finally prompted the show to add an African-American woman to the cast. Did we mention the 36-year-old is gorgeous and dresses like a queen? Well played, Kerry. Well played.

Pilgrimage

As one explores the roadways of Cyrodiil, one will occasionally behold the sight of ancient wayshrines of the Nine Divines dotting the landscape. It is unclear who built these monuments or at what point in time they were first erected, but three are dedicated to Talos, so those three in particular must be no older than 400 years. It is entirely plausible that the rest are more ancient still, but this is mere conjecture as the Imperial Geographical Society currently lacks both the funds and the resources to investigate the stones.

It is widely reported that certain organized pilgrimages are associated with these wayshrines, and while the pilgrims who seek them out do so for different reasons, some common elements are reported by enough sources as to be considered reliable information. I have personally encountered the wayshrine to Zenithar along the Gold Road, and made a prayer to the Divine of Commerce. I immediately felt a surge of healing energy move through my body, not unlike the sensation associated with a spell from the school of Restoration. For about a week after, I seemed to be very lucky, often finding money in unexpected places or finding that a seemingly impossible work deadline had been pushed back two weeks. While I can’t prove this was related to the blessing, I’ve been told that the Zenithar wayshrine boosts one’s luck. I’ve also been told that having visited the wayshrine, the small shrines to Zenithar located at the Great Chapels of Cyrodiil would also confer a similar but weaker blessing upon me if approached.

The second quality associated with these mysterious structures is one of prophecy or vision. It is said that a questing pilgrim who prays dutifully at each of the Nine Divines’ wayshrines will receive a vision. It apparently does not matter which shrines one prays at (there are at least three dedicated to each god, and four for Julianos and Akatosh) as long as one of each is prayed at. The order also apparently doesn’t matter. It is widely circulated that the Divine Crusader received a vision of Pelinal Whitestrake himself, and that at the same time another questing knight received a troubling vision of Lord Vlindrel, the evil shade which used to haunt the Orange Road. It is perhaps fitting that the gods choose to share such visions only with hardy pilgrims able to complete the lengthy and often dangerous sojourns to the remote wayshrines.

During the Oblivion Crisis, which recently ravaged our fair province, several of the ancient wayshrines were purposely targeted by the Mythic Dawn. Oblivion Gates were opened directly over them, and some were irreparably damaged. It can only be surmised that these locations were purposely chosen to discourage and dishearten pious believers of the Nine during this difficult time, but Akatosh prevailed in the end, and now attendance at all of the Chapels is at a record high for recent history.

A few mysteries remain concerning the wayshrines. Who built them? When were they erected? What is the source of the magical energies contained within, and why would the gods only allow the shrines in town to work once the wayshrines have been visited? These and other theological questions keep many of us awake at night, but it’s entirely possible we’ll simply never know the answers. In any event, we can take comfort in the great deeds of those mighty pilgrims who undertake such arduous journeys for us, like the Divine Crusader, and be thankful that Akatosh cares enough to have delivered us from evil.

(Writing: Pilaf the Defiler / Art: Lady Nerevar)

Tea Party Time

It’s tea time, ladies and gents!  I want to start off by saying that I am including everything I am allowed to say in this post.  So please do not try to drag more information out of me.  I think you’ll understand why once I’m finished.  

It has come to my attention (and I can’t say how, but it is a reliable source and has been verified by more than one skeptic) that our suspicions that someone must have gotten pictures of Sophie out and about during the “pregnancy” were correct. That’s right…someone was following her around and taking pictures of her at key moments in the past year.  And let’s just say they are damning.  They have been shown to people (including said source) and are now in a specific person’s hand.  This person has contacted and is currently in discussions with folks in the media, but not in entertainment media. One of these meetings involved multiple people seeing the photos and discussing them.  

These photos have not been posted on Tumblr.  In fact this is all completely unrelated to Tumblr and any and all skeptic blogs.  (Except that I was told, after the fact.)  In fact, it’s also unrelated to the entertainment industry.  The people who are involved have no need to ever have access to Benedict or anyone involved with any of his productions going forward.  Also, from what I am told, this person has these photos for something more than just Benedict and Sophie.   I am not at liberty to explain more.  Just know that the truth could very easily come out and soon.  In other words, if they decided to publish these photos, there’s not a lot that Benedict and his team could do to stop them.  And if that happens, both he and Sophie are FUCKED.