the whole video was my favourite bit

I just finished reading Jughead vol. 2…

Jughead is honest to god, such a sweet character. He’s hilarious and witty and super smart and dorky. To me, he is perfect. As an asexual, I don’t even like the whole “food is better than sex” thing that people use to define us but Jughead makes this his whole character in the most innocent and authentic way. The boy just wants to eat burgers and play video games for the rest of his life. I don’t blame him one bit. HE IS AROMANTIC AND ASEXUAL AND MY FAVOURITE AROACE CHARACTER I’VE EVER COME ACROSS. He’s actually the only one i’ve come across but still he’s great and the best.

I enjoy Jughead and everything he stands for so I didn’t hate the entire volume, but there was an aphobic storyline that dampened the whole experience. Sabrina the teenage witch comes to Riverdale where she gets a job at pop’s as a burger mascot. Jughead is intrigued by her because…she’s a burger. They become friends and Sabrina ends up asking Jughead on a date to which he says “yes”, not understanding that she wanted the date to be of a romantic nature. Multiple times, Jughead expressed that he’s not opposed to hanging out with Sabrina but just as friends because he thinks she’s interesting and would like a friendship with her. After the date goes badly because of Jughead’s extreme discomfort and disinterest in romancing Sabrina, she sets out to make his life miserable by casting a bunch of spells on him. They all backfire and don’t cause Jughead any grief which was actually a good thing to see, that Sabrina wasn’t actually succeeding in punishing Jughead for not meeting her expectations. In the end when everything is squared away and Jughead explains his not wanting anything romantic with Sabrina to her face, not once does she apologize for her reactions to his behaviour or assure him that its OK that he doesn’t want a romantic relationship. In fact, Jughead is the one that, on multiple occasions, tells his friends that they don’t need to change and that they’re good the way they are, that he likes them just as they are.

That was the most frustrating part about this comic- reading this kind and clever Jughead care deeply about his friends and assuring them that being yourself is the most important thing to be. Jughead gets none of this support in return. Instead he’s met with a lot of “how do you know you don’t want romance unless you try it first?” So much peer pressure that lands him in uncomfortable situations where he is visibly anxious. It baffles me how the artists can accurately convey his pain of being forced into those situations and all the while the writers are subtly (not even that subtly) making everything Jughead’s fault like Sabrina’s hurt feelings over her unreciprocated romantic crush and even the riffs between him and Archie over their diverging desires (Archie’s obsession with girls and Jughead’s obsession with literally anything other than girls). 

It’s amazing that a-spec readers can see themselves in Jughead and relate to his struggles and laugh at his complete and utter disdain for all the other characters’ romance drama because it finally feels like a joke we can all be in on. At least, that’s how it feels to me. Connecting to Jughead doesn’t feel like any other connection i’ve made with alloromantic/allosexual characters. It feels so much truer. It’s really crushing to read an a-spec character be constantly reminded by his “friends” that he’s odd and strange and weird because of his romantic and sexual orientations. It’s unfair that we have to connect with the bad parts of Jughead’s experiences as aroace as well as the good parts. It is possible for the comic to be written in such a way that emphasizes his struggles while not making HIM suffer so much for it with absolutely no apologies sent his way when all’s said and done. He deserves better as a character, a-spec readers deserve better representation, and the aroace community deserves better period. 

anonymous asked:

Hey, I think I might be a boy and I was born a girl and It's all really confusing and scary and I can't talk about because my parents are violently homophobic/ transphobic and I was wondering if you had any advice or knew any good songs/ musicians that have to do with transgender because that's what I use to cope woth things like my sexuality and stuff

I’m really sorry to hear this, but you’ll make it through there’s a whole community out there that has your back <3 

As for music, I’m not sure what your favourite genres are but I’ve found a little bit of everything here (including a few personal faves) so you can check it out and see what you like! 

Transgender Artists/Singers:

Songs/Music Videos that feature trans people/experiences:

You can also check out the FTM tag on 8tracks from some good playlists!

I encourage our followers to add more onto this list!

-Tyler

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Here in Mexico we celebrate the Independence Day this weekend on September 15th and 16th (the actual day is the 16th, but one day to party os not enough).

So tonight we eat like crazy and drink tequila and mezcal as if the world would end and tomorrow we’ll wake up with the worst hangover ever. But it will worth it! So, everyone outside Mexico who have a Mexican community nearby, go party with them, you’’l not be sorry.

Also, I just found out that September is Hispanic Heritage Month, so be prepared for a LOT of New Spain related posts.

So today I share a little bit of my culture with you all: this is the National Folkloric Ballet dancing the last scene of their show, that is kind of a resume of the entire show with little scenes of dances from the whole country. My favourite one? The girls in white dancing Veracruz son. I totally LOVE it.

Hope you all like it :)

You can see the whole show for their 60th anniversary on 2013 full on YouTube.

ID #90104

Name: Lauren
Age: 21
Country: UK

My name is Lauren, I’m 21 years old and I live a wee bit outside of Glasgow. I am bisexual. I’m a social science student with hopes of continuing my studies to eventually, hopefully, maybe gain a doctorate in psychology. We’ll see how that goes. I’m Scottish born and bred and English is my first and only language.
I’m fairly introverted and prefer mostly to talk to people online, rather than have a massive friend group. I actually met my best friend online 5 years ago and went to visit her for the first time last summer in Texas, USA.
I’m an animal person. My favourite animal is a penguin, second dogs. I’d love to have a pet dog as I’ve had them my entire life, but my boyfriend, who I live with, is allergic to them so I have to settle for pet rats. We have 4. They’re hyper, cute little marshmallows.
I love to read. I’m currently reading ‘Misery’ by Stephen King. I enjoy going walks and I am fortunate enough to live in a place surrounded by hills and Munros.
I pretty much live on Netflix and Youtube, I’m currently binge watching You Me Her. My favourite tv shows are Game of Thrones, Nashville, Breaking Bad, and Full House. My favourite YouTubers are Living Rosa, Team2Moms, JaackMaate, and DanaASMR (I love ASMR videos).
I’m a cold weather person and love nothing more than spending a rainy day watching films, in my pyjamas, and drinking tea (very cliche, but I really love tea. Herbal, iced, but my favourite is standard English breakfast).
When it comes to music I like a bit of everything. My favourite band is Fleetwood Mac. I love John Mayer and Ed Sheeran.
I’d love to exchange snail mail with someone, the whole idea of sending letters to a stranger from across the globe fascinates me. I don’t have a preference of where you live, I’m open to talk to anyone that’s a decent person. I’m willing to talk via pretty much anything, snail mail, email, Tumblr, even iMessage if you have it.
If you’re open-minded, we’ll get along fine, just know that at first, I’m a little awkward at first but as soon as I get comfortable with you, I’ll talk to you like we’ve been friends for years.
I hope to hear from you soon!

Preferences: 18+. LGBT+ friendly. No racists. No Trump supporters. Decent people

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Still stucked on Thom Yorke’s face. What an amazing face and body gesture. How can anyone who can draw not be inspired to draw him ?

I was dreaming while listening to my favourite Radiohead songs, and naturally started to imagine the story. The person singing it, living and feeling the lyrics, in a story that would make sense.

The lyrics are quite obscure for me, and their music videos often don’t help to figure out what they really mean. So I created my own interpretation, certainly very far away from what Thom Yorke wanted to say when he write these lyrics, and even more far from who Thom Yorke is.

So I made a character from the real Thom Yorke, and completed with what I imagined him to be. Someone who would wite such melancolic songs, tourmented, insecure, depressed, and sometimes a bit revengeful.

I like how he looked like in the earliest music videos, with this weird yet fascinnating crazy way of dancing he had. He was in such transe when singing.

And the face, jeez. My favourite video is Just, in which he’s ginger. His skin looks even more white. And the look in his eyes. I really love how his paralysed eyelid makes him look like totally numb or nealy dead on one side. His whole being seems awkward and strange, even when completly static.

I really whished Radiohead would have make a music video as good as Just for Paranoid Android, which is my absolute favourite song from this group. There is definitely a story with different mood and phases going on, many emotions I would have loved to see a Thom Yorke - inspired character feel.

And that’s the kind of dreams that went on in my head when I drew these. In case anyone wondered.

I didn’t quite figured out what was going on in Paranoid Android, but I think it would be cool to draw a story with this character with subbtle and appropriate use of the lyrics, at one point or another. Er, maybe later.

ROCKURA, AWW YEAH

Can you believe it? I stayed up all goddamn night so I could finish this and get it uploaded. Rocker!Bakura in all his glory <3 I think he’s my favourite of the rockband!AU references I’ve made so far, his pose is more inventive and the whole thing has more attitude than the others. Plus he looks pretty damn hot too ;P

So I’ve taken a few liberties with him, I removed his batwing hair pieces and just made the top of his hair spiky instead. I like it to be honest. He’s also a bit of a video game nerd, so that gear you see around his neck is actually the replica of Adam Fenix’s cog tags that came with the Epic Edition of Gears of War 3. I was drawing a blank on what to put around his neck, but I happened to remember those existed (because I have one, lol) so I thought ‘why not?’

Just gonna tag @king-among-knights here because I know the Bakurae are your children :3

@pilferingapples

only thing wrong with the Hunchback video (besides that bit about Les Mis) is that she edits out her own rant about civic planning, which DEFINITELY she should have left in for a Full Hugo Experience XD

I really want her to release the unabridged version hahahah

- also she didn’t even mention the three lost chapters of NDdP… my absolute favourite part of the whole book was Victor Hugo’s rant about the lost chapters that they included as an extra in my edition (it’s aMAZING)

Important Yoosung headcanons

- don’t be fooled by his sleepless nights spent gaming, he’s actually pretty shit at video games (that’s why he has to spend so much time playing them to get high ranks lol)

- he has larger than average feet an he’s a lil upset they never really have his size

- one time he binge watched 84 conspiracy videos and didn’t sleep for like a week afterwards

- the kid who tried to put his whole fist in his mouth and locked his jaw by accident

- fuckin obsessed with jellybeans oh my god his favourite flavour is popcorn

- his cuddles are okay… He’s a little bit over excited with them and squeezes just a little bit too hard

- uncomfortable shoulders to lean on I’m sorry I don’t make the rules

- don’t give him more than two cups of coffee at any one time he will bounce off the walls

- I feel like he had pet fish when he was little and he loved them with his whole heart (but they kept dying rlly fast…)

Avatar Cosplaying

Summary: Phil enjoys Dan’s new leggings a bit more than he should.

A/N: This is another little fic that I’m wrote during my travels to Los Angeles (/^▽^)/  bc who isn’t absolutely obsessed with their new gaming video? 

Dan’s tweet

Pokemon Go! Video

Warnings: Touch of smut (ish, but not really)

Word Count: 538


“Did you jus-don’t put the camera to my crotch!”

The boys couldn’t remember the last time they did a legitimate vlog and what better way to do so then play the new, but infamous Pokemon Go!

After a bit more banter for the video, Phil turned the camera off until further notice. The little kid inside of Phil was really being brought out today. Catching Pokemon was a passion and a profession that him and Dan both shared and Phil could hardly wait.

He couldn’t lie, however, that his favourite bit of the whole shebang were the outfits. Although Phil enjoyed dressing up in his fancy new jacket, his attention had been set on Dan’s outfit. Specifically, Dan’s leggings. 

Knowing that they were going to film this pre-hand, Dan had went out to buy the most resembling leggings to the one’s in the game that he could find. When he had brought the pants home to show Phil, his first reaction was to burst out laughing. This however was no longer the case.

Now, seeing Dan in the leggings for the first time got Phil a bit flustered. The way the pants hugged his hips and thighs so tightly made Phil want to hit himself for thinking about such indecent things in public.

“You seriously had to wear that, Dan?”

“What? It adds to the whole aesthetic, Phil.”

Now seeing a group of pigeons, Phil switched the camera back on.

“Dan, look! I found some Pokemon.”

“Phil, phil. Those are real animals you’re looking at there.”

“What?”

“Oh. Or are they pidgey?”

“Yes!”

The two adventured for a couple hours, finding multiple Pokemon and capturing some content that the boys actually were very excited to edit.

“I reckon we’re done then, yeah?”

“Yeah, I think so.”

“Can we please go home? It’s getting a bit warmer and these leggings are chafing.”

“Yeah, course. You were right, though. They look good on you.” Phil attempted to make it sound like a simple compliment.

“Oh?” Dan smirked. “Someone like them?”

“No, Dan. Not like that. I mean, I’m not saying that they don’t make you look hot. They do, but I didn’t mean it like that.” Phil sighed.

“Okay, sure.” Dan replied, unconvinced. “Let’s head back.”

They managed to grab a couple more Pokemon as they made their way back as well as being greeted with a Rattata in the lounge.

Once Phil had set their equipment down, Dan began an another attempt at teasing Phil.

“I guess I’ll be getting changed out of these leggings now.” Dan dramatically announced.

“Dan,” Phil whined. “I didn’t-”

“Philip, you’ve been staring at my ass all day. Don’t lie and tell me you don’t love these.”

After a moment of staring each other down with a visible desire, Phil, coming closer to the younger boy, roughly grabbed Dan’s ass.

“You’re really asking for it now, Danny.” Phil brought his face an inch away from Dan’s. “Maybe we should move this to the bedroom?”

“Mm, sounds good to me.” Dan then pushed his lips against Phil’s, the two moving sensually in sync. A second later, Dan broke the kiss.

“Can I literally take the leggings off, though? It’s actually crushing my crotch.”

“Yep, okay.”

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I made a little video compilation of my favourite George bits from the Sydney, Australia Press Conference (1964) since he was adorable throughout the whole thing, and it’s rare to see him be this relaxed and talkative. Anyway, I hope you like it! George and John make a great double act. :)

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When bae tells you to Sshh and you say no #SassyStyles aka my favourite bit of the whole show, that bitchy little “sorry?” at the beginning 😂

anonymous asked:

Everyone watch the youtube video called : Ensemble ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE John Lennon's 75th Birthday Concert 12-5-15, MSG, NYC. Watch Brandon. His body language, how polite he is, its a bit messy and hes literally looking around to see who is singing next. Hes so ready to sing the whole thing. He also looks delighted to be next to Tom Morello. I think it might be my favourite video at the moment. He also has one of most genuine smiles Ive ever seen.

Thank you for the hint! :)

Blood Orange, Kohlrabi and Mint Raw Salad

The dark days of winter bring a welcome burst of sunshine with the arrival of the blood oranges – my favourite citrus fruit.

For two people: three blood oranges, half an orange sized kohlrabi (or a whole kohlrabi if it’s more satsuma sized), twelve mint leaves finely chopped, a handful of sprouted seeds, and a couple of drops of sherry or white wine vinegar.

It’s simplicity itself, but you do need to segment the oranges – this video will help you if you haven’t done it before. Trim off the top of the kohlrabi (making sure you cut away all the woody stalk bit), and trim off the green outer skin so you just have the white kohlrabi. Slice it into thin strips about 3mm thick and 1cm wide (this is easy if you have a mandoline).

Combine the orange segments, kohlrabi, mint and sprouted seeds. Add a few drops of vinegar only, toss together and serve.

My Top 5 Toms

I was tagged by @prplprincez and @angryschnauzer I’m putting these into reverse order for delayed gratification….

5. Loki in Thor the Dark World

This is who pulled me in to the rabbit whole. No further explanation required.

4. Tom laughing or being dorky himself

I know this is bit of cheating, but I mean really. Who can say no to this?

A video posted by David Marti (@daviddtsfx) on Feb 10, 2016 at 10:12am PST

3. Tom in any interview where he can give long answers = his brains

His mind is full of interesting and pondered thoughts and views and he wants to explain himself thoroughly because he wants his views to be understood as they are. TimesTalks in Oct 2015 is one of my favourites. (plus the tie is to kill for.)

2. Glasses!Tom

The only man in the world who looks better with glasses on. Nothing more to add.

1. SDCC 2015 TOM

Blond swirls, bulked up, tanned, fresh out of shooting TNM, post-Wimbledon Tom with smart, super casual outfit. Do I need to say anything more to make my point? I didn’t think so.

Bonus for SDCC: It also produced Embarrassed!Tom which is propably one of the most adorable Toms there is 💜

I’m tagging @the-lady-mischief @antyc67 @awesome-hiddleston @eve1978 @geekyontheinside @everybody-needs-a-hiddleston @feelmyroarrrr @purplexparadise @starrynight35 

OKAY in light of mark’s ‘it’s a genuine interview’ tweet, there were 2 points in it that really stood out to me (and upset me actually) that i just wanted to talk about.

“what they did was scale back that conversation and make it about something extremely silly.”
i guess he’s talking about the “slowly, gently” quote, or something of that ilk, which not only is pretty much the same dam thing as ‘softly, softly’, but also you can’t one minute say that representation is incredibly important and the next say that whatever we, the lgbt community, have extrapolated from that is ‘extremely silly’. i’ll also point out that though this was said by steven, mark knows exactly what ‘softly, softly’ refers to as at the sherlock con in london last year, someone met him wearing a shirt with that on it and HE pointed it out. back to steven, you can’t go on a spiel about how you need to treat representation seriously and make it not an issue, and not like you’re ‘forgiving’ people, and then turn round and say ‘actually no, you’re being ridiculous’.

“the whole notion, the idea of them possibly being a couple is inspired by the joke in the billy wilder film the private life of sherlock holmes, our favourite version.”
in the commentary for the great game (rebekah has pointed this out in her tjlce videos so i’ll just point out the bit that matters), in the swimming pool scene, mark, referring to the ‘jim from it gay joke’ says “so not a cheap gay joke, no, never”. are you saying that mark has changed his mind on the topic and now thinks ‘in TPLOSH, my favourite holmes film, the idea of him being gay/with watson was a joke and that’s what we’re doing with our series. every allusion to a romantic relationship is a cheap gay joke for laughs and i as a gay man have no problem with this”?

i’m not putting words into their mouths. i get how that is frustrating for them, and so i’m just genuinely curious how they could have such contradictory viewpoints all of a sudden.