the show may have problems

The problem with cisgender people playing transgender roles is that it encourages dialogue like “he looks really good as a woman” or “he’s pulling off that dress well” (all quotes I just heard) which, while they might be intended as compliments, continue to perpetuate the idea that a transwoman is nothing more than a man playing dress up. Viewers don’t see a woman but a man pretending to be a woman, and while shows like Transparent may have done some good things for the trans community in raising awareness and starting dialogue, when the rhetoric revolves around “ Jeffrey Tambor is a great actor dressing up like a woman like that” or “Eddie Redmayne, he makes a pretty woman” or whoever is playing a transwoman now or next and getting credit for being “brave enough” to dare dress up as a gender that is “not their own” we’re still removing agency from transwomen as women: not playing a role, not playing dress up, but being their authentic selves as women

And the same can be said for cisgender women playing trans-men, continuing the idea that they’re “just tomboys” and suddenly the narrative gets dismissed as a Shakespeare-esque “woman dresses up as a man to engage with male society”. While stories of women defying the patriarchy are great and needed, it that is not this story, and transmen should not continuously have their narratives erased and turned into the story of “a girl being one of the boys” or the story of a woman proving she can do anything men can do because this means removing transmen from the story as men. Too often, transmen’s identity is erased entirely because it is a cisgender female playing the role and viewer reaction goes straight to women’s beauty standards, interpreting the story as a woman’s right to wear pants or cut their hair short or play boy’s sports (all of which are great and true but not this story!)

I’ve been defending Elia and her Children from HBO’s massacre but today i’ll defend Lyanna.

Lyanna was a girl, very impulsive and yet sweet one, a girl that did seek for justice and wanted to rule her own life. Lyanna didnt want to marry a womanizing Robert, but to HBO she is just an hypocrite and nothing more.

This need to turn Jon into some kind of Aragorn stereotype is just beyond the logical.

PS: Lyanna would NEVER be a hypocrite, she was a Stark and this house respects morals more than anything, even if that breaks them down, see Robb and Ned’s case.

PS²:  Elia would never agree with her marriage being null. And show Rhaegar is worse than Robert Baratheon.

PS³: Rhaegar may have had his emotional problems. But he would never turn Aegon and Rhaenys into bastard, much less annul his marriage to Elia.


HBO destryoed one of the most important and misterious and COMPLEX parts of Martin’s story. 

Some fans have been disappointed by “Sleepover” revealing that Star may have a crush on Marco, criticizing the twist as clichéd and predictable.

While I understand where all of this is coming from, I have a different opinion on the subject (granted, I’m biased as I’m Starco Trash™, but I’m seriously trying to be as rational as possible about this).

Since day one, Starco has been somehow different from your usual “just friends becoming lovers” trope because of their amazing chemistry, genuinely good friendship, great character-writing and overall cuteness. Now, I said trope, not cliché: the trope is the narrative choice of having two friends eventually falling in love over the course of the series, the cliché is how you get there. This is why the Starco-heavy Blood Moon Ball ultimately works, despite some issues, because it thankfully (and realistically) acknowledges that you can’t just “romantic slow dance” out of your problems when you (Marco, in that case) screw up; instead, it gave us a different kind of Starco development, with that really clever balcony scene/dialogues at the very end of the episode.

The point is, while the show may have its problems, the Starco is still beautifully handled, even after the whole “Star is crushing on Marco” twist. Given the genre, premise and the tone of this cartoon, it was extremely easy to go for the “weaker male friend saves the stronger female hero in an epic way” cliché, a scene where Marco saves the day and Star just stares at him in awe, blushes wildly and starts crushing wildly on him.

But, fortunately, they didn’t.
Instead, Star simply developed her crush off-screen, in the most organic, mundane and realistic way possible: by just spending time with Marco, hanging out, getting to know each other, learning something new about the other every day, living (slice-of-life or sci-fi) adventures, all that stuff. And said crush was revealed in a very good, well-written episode which wasn’t even fully about the Starco ship in the first place.

For a show that is supposedly about frantic battle scenes and flashy magic, this was a very welcome meta-twist, a further proof of how the series’ main focus is in fact Star and Marco’s evolving relationship and how believable it is.

Another post fueled by Starco Trash™.
Rational Starco Trash™ this time.
Or at least I tried.

  • Onua: So Numair, this stunning woman saves lives for a living! What are you bringing to the table?
  • Numair: Ah, where to begin? Uh, I’m an amateur juggler –
  • Onua: Nope! You shouldn’t have begun there! No one’s trying to get with jugglers! Thanks for playing.
Happy Easter from nations

I know that not every nation celebrate Easter but I wanted to make something for you, guys. I know it’s not a lot but here are nations’ wishes for the Easter for you all ^-^

America: Be aware that you can be your own hero! You can do the thing, dudes!

England: Even though you may end up losing someone, don’t be afraid of standing up

France: I hope you’ll find your true love~

China: I wish you’ll achieve your goals!

Russia: I wish you’ll find friends that will stay by your side no matter what

Germany: Don’t get lazy and that start reaching for your goals

Italy: I would wish you to be beautiful but you already are! On the inside and on the outside!

Japan: Sometimes it’s better to stay silent. Don’t be rude to strangers.

Romano: I wish that you won’t doubt yourself and stay as you are

Spain: I wish you’ll understand that everyone deserves a second chance!

Prussia: I wish that you’ll love yourself and understand your awesomeness!

Canada: It’s okay to be sometimes unnoticed. Just make sure that you’re not invisible to everyone, yes?

Norway: Make sure your sisters and brothers know that you care for them even though they may not show their love.

Denmark: Check up on your loved ones now and then, okay? They may not show it but they might have some problems!

Finland: Stand up for your loved ones and don’t be afraid to stand up for them!

Iceland: I hope you’ll find someone who will make your loneliness go away.

Sweden: Just remember that not everyone who is intimidating on the outside is intimidating on the inside.

Turkey: Even though you may have power now, you can always lose it. Just don’t give up and show the world that you’re alright!

Greece: The world is spinning but always make sure to sit down and contemplate a different way.

Egypt: It’s okay to be silent. But don’t be silent when it comes to your goals.

Lithuania: Never give up when it comes to love. I hope the one that loves you, will notice you.

Poland: I wish that you’ll always rise from the ashes like a phoenix just like me~

Latvia: Don’t be afraid of saying your opinion outloud. Your opinion matters too.

Estonia: Even though you may be on the bad position, never doubt yourself.

Belarus: Always fight for your love when there’s still a chance

Ukraine: I just want you to know that sometimes when you love someone, you have to let them go when they don’t see how amazing you are

Sealand: It doesn’t matter that everyone doubts you! As long as you know you can do the thing, you will eventually achieve your goal!

Switzerland: Don’t be selfish. Help someone from time to time. It will eventually be repaid.

Austria: Do what you love and express yourself with it.

Liechtenstein: Don’t forget to show your loved ones how much you love them

Hungary: Be strong! There is no way someone can stop you!

Belgium: Your family is important! Don’t forget about them!

Taiwan: Don’t be embarassed of your hobbies! You are who you are and there’s no way others should be mean to you for that!

Vietnam: Find someone who will make you smile!

Thailand: Make sure your loved ones are okay. And if they aren’t, be there for them and make them smile!

HRE: Make sure that your loved ones know that you care about them before it’s too late

Grandpa Rome: I wish that you’ll be always there for your family!

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Endometriosis: My life full of pain - BBC News
One in 10 women has it, but getting help for endometriosis is a long and difficult journey for most.

One in 10 women has it yet, in the UK, it takes on average seven years to get it correctly diagnosed by a doctor - something experts want to change.

With endometriosis, tissue that behaves like womb lining is found in other bits of the body, causing nasty symptoms.

Endometriosis facts

  • You can’t “catch” endometriosis and nothing you did made you get it
  • Women and girls of childbearing age and of any ethnicity can have it
  • It’s a long-term condition that can be difficult to diagnose at first
  • Common symptoms include pelvic pain, period pain, tiredness and pain during and after sex
  • Your GP may not be able to see any signs that you have endometriosis and some tests may not show up the problem
  • You may need a procedure called a laparoscopy (where a surgeon passes a thin tube with a camera into your body through a small cut in your skin) to confirm the diagnosis
  • Medication (including the contraceptive pill) is available that can help control the pain and symptoms
  • Some women have surgery to get rid of some of the tissue or a hysterectomy to remove the womb
  • Women with endometriosis can still try for a baby - it’s estimated up to 70% of women with mild or moderate endometriosis will be able to get pregnant without fertility treatment
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I meant this to be a bunch of different burnerswap stuff but when I finished the sketchbook it turned out all I drew was booster-junkie!Chuck and coerced-hitman!Mike in various not at all ship-related configurations.  So I added some sketches!

These are for the people who were 1. super excited about “FUCKED UP CHUCK!!” and 2. wondering what Kaia was up to.  Chuck is supremely fucked up, and Kaia is DANGER WOMAN.  

I still feel bad about manipulating Mike into being an unwilling bad guy. :(

you can like daenerys or whatever but to ignore the serious insensitive racial issues her arc has in the show and why and whole lot of people may have a problem with that just feels tacky at this point

Look, I know I cannot tell you what to do. I know it doesn’t work from all the times I’ve tried to tell you what to do before.
—  Wyldon to Kel
The signs and romantic relationships (by me, a Virgo)
  • Aries: I honestly haven't encountered enough Aries in my life. Maybe I have, but I wasn't aware that they were around me. But from experience, I know they are passionate, hard-working, and restless. I can see hooking up with an Aries, perhaps maintaining a platonic relationship with one. I think that an Aries would get bored of me (a Virgo) in a relationship. I don't think that I am spontaneous enough to keep up with an Aries. The way to get to an Aries' heart is to be ride or die. Be by their side if they have $5 or $500. At the end of the day, they want to be unconditionally loved.
  • Taurus: What stubborn bulls they are! But don't worry if you are in a relationship with one, they're amazing. I click with Tauruses really well because they are so patient and willing to listen to what people have to say. They are willing to get to know people for who they are on the inside, and rarely judge a book by its cover. Tauruses want things their own way and will fight super subconsciously to get things their way. Like a Taurus could be priming you to think a certain way without you even knowing it. But I can see a relationship with one in the long haul. If you want someone who will be honest with you and stick by your side during rough patches, go for a Taurus.
  • Gemini: Oh dear god. They are extreme hits or misses for me! I don't want to perpetuate the "two-faced, attitude problem" gemini tumblr stereotype, but it does speak some truth. However, there are some geminis who are down to earth and just want what's best for their partner or friend. They will go the extra mile for the ones they care about and not stop at anything. But, they will do the same thing for themselves. Most of the time, they will be completely loyal to you, as long as doing so doesn't conflict with their own interests. But once they fall in love with you, they'll do anything for you. Once they get an idea in their head, GOOD FUCKING LUCK trying to get them to think a different way.
  • Cancer: Wifey material tbh. They are so intuitive, kind, and affectionate. The "moody, over-emotional" Cancer stereotype does hold true in many romantic situations though. If you disappoint a Cancer, they will take it very hard and most likely blame themselves, and eventually, you, for their feelings. In spite of this, Cancers make great partners to form firm, emotional, spiritual, and physical bonds with. Like Tauruses, they will take the time to listen to you and get to know you, and most likely accept you in spite of your faults. But don't mistake their kindness and acceptance for weakness. A cancer can drag your ass down the street if you betray them.
  • Leo: WHY DO LEOS HAVE TO BE SO DAMN SEXY?!?!?!?!? Maybe it's the way that they carry themselves so effortlessly! Like you guys can do anything that you set your minds to. However, you can be conceited... But usually for a good reason. When you're in a relationship with a Leo, don't be surprised if they're different around their friends than they are around you. They can't help it; they're like chameleons. They tend to feed off of the energy around them, and fit in with any clique they come across. Don't perceive this as them being "fake." It's just in their nature. However, beware of a Leo who does everything to blend in with everyone else, but doesn't know who they are when they're alone.
  • Virgo: My sign! Virgos get a lot of hate for being "nit-picky, neurotic, and critical." To some extent, this criticism is well warranted. We tend to over-analyze everything and our minds never stop racing. But when we're in love, we fall head-over-heels. Virgos notice everything, the good, the bad, and the ugly. When a Virgo you're involved with brings up one of your negative qualities, they aren't trying to bring you down. They actually want to help you improve. A Virgo is a healer by nature, and we'll do anything to help you grow as a person. And if you're ever sad or completely broken, a Virgo will do anything to make you feel better. They most likely know how to cheer you up, since they always notice what makes you happy! And they also know what gets you going sexually. However, Virgos can be blunt, and critical of themselves and project their insecurities onto other people. CALL A VIRGO OUT ON THEIR BULLSHIT. ALWAYS. We appreciate the honesty and we will work on our faults.
  • Libra: It's easy to fall for a Libra. They have the whole romantic package: extroverted, kind, romantic, charismatic... Hell, they're even ruled by the planet of love, Venus! A Libra falls in love hard, and will treat you like royalty. However, when times get tough, Libra can show a much colder, stand-offish, mean side to them. Like Geminis, Libras can have "2 personalities," and they absolutely HATE being told this. But once a Libra has shown their true colors, you know that they trust you. When you have mutual trust with a libra, you can have an amazing relationship. However, unlike Virgos, Libras are not blunt and do not like blunt people. Calling a Libra out on their bullshit can be hard, as they are very defensive to criticism and tend to take things very personally. Master communication with a Libra, and master your relationship.
  • Scorpio: COMPLICATED SHAWTYS. Scorpios are mysterious, sensual, aggressive, and vindictive. But if you can get to know a scorpio and accept them in spite of their temper, you can have an incredible relationship. Scorpios have a reputation for being able to hold grudges, and that reputation is absolutely correct! Screw over a scorpio, and they'll never forget. But on the flip side of that, if you warm a scorpio's heart, and make them feel loved unconditionally, they will always remember and have a "little thing for ya." Perhaps this is why scorpios have so many platonic flings. Whenever someone touches their hearts, they won't forget it, and they try and see if something good can come of it. Underneath their tough, introverted exterior, they are the sweetest, most vulnerable human beings who just need to feel secure, loved, and accepted. Like Virgos, it is okay to call Scorpios out on their bullshit. They may get mad at first, but they'll think about it, and realize that you meant well for them. They will forgive you if they know you were critiquing them from the heart. In this sense, they make great marriage material. But if you betray a Scorpio, or show that you are fake or two-faced...Kiss your relationship good BYE.
  • Sagittarius: My moon sign! Like an Aries, a Sagittarius needs a partner who is, to some extent, spontaneous. They need someone who wants bigger and better things, someone who wants to travel and experience everything. Being in love with a Sagittarius is magical- They always look for the positive in things and will help you see the glass as half full in the darkest times. Some claim that Sags are not suited for monogamous, committed relationships... This is simply untrue. A Sagittarius just needs their own space, and cannot feel tied down. Let a Sagittarius release energy by any means they need. It's always good to notice their restlessness, and let them blow off some steam, be it from working out, going hiking, dancing, drawing, etc. A Sagittarius needs to be trusted. If you don't trust a Sagittarius, you will misinterpret their restlessness for apathy in the relationship. If you have trust problems and constantly accuse a Sag of cheating, you will push them away. This is why Sags end up hooking up with many people, but only falling deeply in love with a few.
  • Capricorn: Above all, Capricorns are people with intention. They always have a plan, whether they know it or not. They always know what their next step is. If you're in a relationship with a Capricorn, they see a future for it. They don't want to be romantically involved with someone they can't picture spending the rest of their lives with. But this doesn't mean that Capricorns aren't ones for casual sex. If they just want to hook up, they JUST want to hook up. Having clear intentions is a good thing, but a Capricorn's downfall is that they sometimes don't communicate their intentions! They could hook up with someone, and be frustrated as to why that person keeps contacting them, when in reality, the cap didn't establish a boundary. They are rather secretive, and have a hard time asking for help with problems that they're having. But they are amazing people to confide in. They are the most trustworthy sign in the zodiac imo. When you're in love with a Cap, you will know all of their secrets and they will know all of yours. Unlike Scorpio, Capricorn isn't a vengeful sign. They won't use your secrets and weaknesses against you, but like Taurus and Virgo, they will fight with you subconsciously fight you from afar. Don't be surprised if things "mysteriously fall apart" after you screw over a Capricorn.
  • Aquarius: They are aloof and mysterious, yet so empathetic and humanitarian. They have fantasies of making the world a better place, by all means necessary. An Aquarius almost always has good intentions, and goes above and beyond to impress and help you. An aquarius loves hard, with all of their heart, even though they may have a hard time showing. People sometimes have problems getting Aquarians to express themselves. And when an Aquarius is confronted on this, they're confused; they feel that they communicate their feelings and their love normally. It will be difficult for them to shift their perspective, but once they do, it'll be magical. Aquarians LOVE to be sarcastic, and will bond with you over sarcastic humor. However, Aquarians will date someone out of spite. They often go for "rebound" relationships to prove to their exes that they are fine alone, when in reality, they are hurting hard from breakups. If you want to "test" their love by seeing how jealous or clingy you can make them, MOVE ASIDE, YOU HAVE THE WRONG PERSON FOR THIS. Aquarians don't get jealous easily, and they are very trusting people. In this way, they are great partners for Sagittarians. I notice as a Virgo that Aquarians are attracted to me. I think Aquas are attracted to a Virgo's healing power, as they are natural humanitarians. Unlike other air signs (Gemini and Libra), they don't have 2 personalities. What you see is what you get. Since they are aloof, people tend to underestimate Aquarians. And they get proven so so SO wrong.
  • Pisces: A Pisces is a true sweetheart. When they truly care about you, they're the ones who will take you out for pancakes and try to support you by any needs necessary. Not only that, they'll help you dream to escape reality. They're very intuitive and can have psychic qualities. They can read you and know when something is bothering you. A Pisces is the person who will listen to your story, and nod along when everyone else is engaging in side conversations and ignoring you. They can be a bit socially awkward, so if you aren't traditionally extroverted, they will be able to understand you and talk to you. However, they can be very whiny and over-sensitive. If they do not channel their emotions effectively, they can be aggressive or secretive. If a Pisces is building up their emotions, something seemingly arbitrary can send them into a trance. When you love a Pisces, you need to seek to understand them, and help them deal with their emotions. Like Sagittarius, they need to channel their energy, although they don't seem outwardly restless. As with Cancer, pity the fool who mistakes a Pisces' kindness for weakness. They will go OFF on you if you betray them. Overall, they are great partners.

anonymous asked:

aye, i saw your tmnt adhd post and i wanted to chuck in my two cents. I dont have adhd but i do have an undieing love for tmnt, the ninja turtles are infact turtles and usually have been involved with the Utrom goop known as TCRI that made them transform. ADHD is a human trait that happened in a human mind. The turtle may have all of the traits of a human (walk talk eat sleep) but their mind dosnt have the same hardwire or genetics, so mikey having ADHD is unlikly, he is just a loveable goof!

*third time writing this shit because of my mouse*

Okay anon, listen up, 

class is in session.

Your undying love is BS, if you love these turtles like you claim, you would know they’re humanoid turtles ((Idk about the 2003 vers.))

((Mainly talking about the 2012 vers.))

HUMANOID!!

“They may have traits of a human, ((walk, talk, eat, sleep)) but their mind doesnt have the same hardwire or genetics, so Mikey having ADHD is very unlikely.”

Actually if you did your homework, you’d know that walking, talking, eating, and sleeping is a part of growing up. The turtles didnt automatically walk ((on their two legs like humans do)) talk, that is a learning process, just like every toddler, the turtles crawled before they began to walk that is not traits. The turtles couldnt automatically talk, and eat like humans do, Splinter had to raise them and teach them how to do things just the way human toddlers are raised and taught. Thinking process, Learning process has NOTHING to do with traits.

Traits are what you get from your mother and father.

In this case we’d have to see the boys actual mother and father, buuuut thats like one in a million chance haha, anyways Mikey’s freckles? thats a trait.

Donnies gap is a form of Diastema which probably formed when the mutation happened, at least thats what I read about him, I think it was on nicks BIO, i could be wrong, but for me I like to think its that.

This above is what I believe Donnie has.

See:

Traits has nothing to do with your thinking process or ADHD. Traits are a combination of your mother and father’s appearances. 

Moving onto Genetics

Im not into the sciencey, from what I remember its genes that you get from your mother and father. In the turtles case, Splinter, his DNA, ((and genes?)) passed onto the boys, because he was the last contact the turtles had, just like the Rat and Master Splinter

The rats DNA passed onto Splinter, making him have rat insticnts, genes, and traits, ((I think.))

You can learn more on the genetics in this video

Its been a while since I was in biology haha.

ABOUT ADHD!

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder that most often occurs in children. Symptoms of ADHD include trouble concentrating, paying attention, staying organized, and remembering details.

It can be a difficult condition to diagnose. Children with untreated ADHD are sometimes mislabeled as troublemakers or problem children. Make sure you know the basic facts and symptoms of ADHD.

5 Fast Facts

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Symptoms of ADHD

  • “Me”-Focus
  • A common sign of ADHD is an inability to recognize other people’s needs and desires. A child with ADHD may interrupt other people when they’re talking. They may have trouble waiting their turn for classroom activities or when playing games with other children. 
  • Emotional
  • A child with ADHD may have difficulty keeping emotions — both good and bad — in check. They may have outbursts of anger at inappropriate times or temper tantrums (in younger children). 
  • Fidgety
  • Children with ADHD often can’t sit still. They may try to get up and run around or fidget or squirm in their chair when forced to sit. 
  • Unfinished Tasks
  • A child with ADHD may show interest in lots of different things, but may have problems seeing them through to the end. For example, they may start projects, chores, or homework but leave, but move on to the next thing that catches their interest before finishing. 
  • Unfocused
  • A child with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, even when being spoken to directly. They’ll say they heard you, but won’t be able to repeat back to you what you just said. 
  • Carelessness
  • It’s important to remember that children with ADHD aren’t lazy or less intelligent than other children. They just have difficulty following instructions that require planning or executing a plan. This can then lead to careless mistakes. 
  • Dreamer
  • Children with ADHD are typically portrayed as rambunctious and loud, but that’s not always the case. Another possible sign of ADHD is being quieter and less involved than the other kids. A child with ADHD may stare into space, daydreaming, and ignore what’s going on around them. 

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This is why I think Mikey having ADHD makes sense to me, He has all the signs of ADHD, and No I still dont expect people to agree with me.

You have your view, I have mine, but lets just say he’s a good ball and not a damn idiot or a retard! that shit needs to stop real quick.

Mikey is smart as hell and hes proved it to many damn times, maybe nick is actually trying to get yalls approval or something, Idk. Just seems like no matter what Mikey’s a freakin idiot to some of you.

ITS VERY LIKELY AND POSSIBLE THAT MICHELANGELO HAMATO HAS ADHD, ITS NOT A EXCUSE, ITS AN EXPLANATION THERES A GODDANG DIFFERENCE.

and again this is my choice, personal view and preference, thank you!

The turtles are humans just like you and me, but with shells on their backs, and green skin thats the only difference between us and them.

Like seriously bro, do your homework. 

Class dismissed