the-rant

Victor Nikiforov wakes up eight minutes before his alarm.

There’s a man cradled in his arms. He holds him closer, tighter—love stirs a deep ache within his chest. His breath hitches, his gravity shifts, the center of his world alters, a welcome warmth spreads throughout his body.

He thinks of how lucky he is.

Victor Nikiforov wakes up eight minutes before his alarm.

He treasures all four hundred and eighty seconds.

Honestly I feel like I’m the only one who watches and loves bbc Sherlock for what it is, rather than whatever personal fandom ship agenda. And by “love”, I am in fact very much including the phenomenally moving series 4

Seriously, am I really the only one in this blue hellsite that ACTUALLY loves the show for what it truly is?? For the story that moffat and Gatiss WANTS to tell??

Okay, but if anything, the first paladin to see Lance in distress due to his insecurities would totally be either Hunk or Keith. Hunk, because. duh. he knows Lance better than anyone on that ship. They’re best bros. Also Hunk would be the best person to talk to in this situation, other than Shiro. He understands Lance, how he responds to the things he feels and such. He’d know perfectly whether it was the time to talk or just to hug. Hunk is the most considerate person Lance knows, probably besides his mom, but he couldn’t talk to her, which hurts even more. Hunk is the only accessible person Lance wants to talk to.

Now what if it was the last person he wanted to talk to?

With Keith, as much as I adore Klance, that’s not 100% why he’d be the first to know. Like Keith, as much as Lance would hate to admit is, is someone that Lance looks up to. He wants to be Keith, and always being a step behind this stupid bastard just pisses him off. Why wouldn’t he train excessively? Why wouldn’t he potentially overwork himself? Why wouldn’t he break down.

Cue: Keith walking in.

Cue: Lance’s heart stopping due to sheer embarassment.

Keith doesn’t know what to do for shit. So this would include an awkward, yet genuine, comforting session.

idc how up her ass y'all are but white ppl can’t write characters of colour without giving into stereotypes i can’t believe i actually expected any better 😷😷😷😷 literally mutta never even speaks and the one time he does he’s portrayed as misogynistic and his entire character is ruined, real cool man

and then a whole ramadan is reduced to 72 virgins? what the hell is that about?? what’s with 4 muslims boys being reduced to insensitive misogynistic violent asses ? yikes

then there’s also the infamous MoC Chooses White Girl over WoC Storyline™ and making it seem like sana is literally crying b/c she’ll never be as good enough as The White Girl …….. which is just really not cool? anyways

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TO ALL YOU INGRATEFUL “FANS”! FUCK YOU! AND YOUR MEMBER HATE!
LOOK AT THIS MAN!
LOOK AT HIM AND HIS HARDWORK HOW CAN YOU FUCKING SAY SOMETHING SO FUCKING RUDE TO THIS CINNAMON ROLL?
ACTUALLY HOW CAN SOMEONE LIKE THIS CALL THEMSELF A “FAN” ?
DO YOU ACTUALLY NOT KNOW THAT BTS WAS MADE BY THIS PERFECT MAN?
JUST SO YOU PRISSY BITCHES KNOW BTS IS NOT BTS WITHOUT THE MEMBERS THEMSELVES!
HOW DARE YOU SAY THAT ONE SHOULD BE KICKED OUT OF THE GROUP?
HOW DARE YOU SAY THEY ARE TALENTLESS AND THAT THEY ARE UGLY!?
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE ANYTHING EXCEPT FOR SITTING BEHIND YOUR DESK AND THROWING IN COMMMENTS THAT YOU DARED TO SAY SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO THESE BEAUTIFUL HARDWORKING BOYS?
AND SADDEST THING IS, YOU IDGETS DO THIS TO OTHER MEMBERS TOO!
“OOH.. SEOKJIN DOESNT DO ANYTHING HE SHOULDN’T BE IN BANGTAN..!!” BITCH! HE KEEPS THE WHOLE GROUP GROUNDED AND COMPOSED! YOU SHOULD BE THANKFUL HE EXISTS AND LETS US HEAR HIS BEAUTIFUL VOICE!
AND THEN YOU WENT TO JIMIN AND HOSEOK.
HOW CAN YOU BE SO INHUMAN THAT YOU CAUSED THESE SUNSHINES TO HAVE DEPRESSION!
JIMIN STARVED HIMSELF!
HOSEOK HAD TO TAKE ANTI DEPRESSENT PILLS!
HOSEOK SITS AND COMPOSES SONGS AND DANCE MOVES! BTS’s BALLAD SONG IS NOTHING WITHOUT JIMIN’S PERFECT HIGH PITCH!
JUNGKOOK AND TAEHYUNG BLESS US WITH THEIR VOICE AND DANCE MOVES AND THEIR UTTER LOVE FOR US!

I AM DISSAPOINTED AS AN ARMY!
BECAUSE THIS! THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE!
THEY GIVE US MUSIC! THEY DONT SLEEP COMPOSING, WRITING LYRICS AND CHOREOGRAPHING THOSE BEAUTIFUL MOVES!
HOW CAN YOU CALL YOURSELF AN ARMY WHEN YOU DONT RESPECT THE FUCKING MEMBERS!
FUCKING TRY DANCING THOSE HARD MOVES AND SING WITHOUT A SHAKY VOICE!
IMAGINE HOW MUCH THEY HAD TO PRACTICE INORDER TO SING LIKE THAT IN STAGE FOR HOURS!

Shots in the heart =/= “nice”

Please, British people, don’t ever allow Steven Moffat or Mark Gatiss to serve on juries for criminal cases. I seriously don’t trust their sense of what is okay in a legal or moral sense. 

Fact: there is no “nice” way to shoot someone. 

Even if you’re in some kind of hostage situation and being forced at gunpoint to shoot someone else, or you have no other option in self-defence other than shooting someone in a way meant to slow them down, there are a whole lot of other places to aim for which are not THE HEART. That? Is not nice. The leg: still seriously not nice, but it’s not THE BLOODY HEART. If Mary just “needed” - and that’s fully debatable, given that what she thought she “needed” was to be able to continue lying about absolutely everything to John for the rest of their rest - was to have Sherlock incapacitated (aka, unable to talk to John about her, or pursue her) - then she could have done what she did to Magnussen: she could have knocked him out. But she didn’t. She chose, instead of accepting his offer of help, instead of just asking him to keep her secret, or help her find a way to tell John the truth, instead of literally ANY other options, Mary chose to shoot him in the heart. 

And Moffat thinks this was - I’m sorry, it’s difficult to even type. Nice????? 

It was not nice. Nothing about that was nice. It was not okay, and Mary sure as hell did need redemption. This is literally the definition of a psychopath, not being able to tell the difference between right and wrong. I guess that’s fine for Moffat????? I don’t really care about his personal life? But what it’s not okay for is these two characters: the man who thinks he’s a high-functioning sociopath and the adrenaline junkie doctor who can’t seem to leave the war zone behind: they’re flawed, interesting, but ultimately GOOD men. That’s the pinnacle the whole series was supposed to be leading to all along. Flawed - but good. Mary was occasionally good (I say with extreeeeeeeeeme dubiousness) - but ultimately bad. She was without remorse. She didn’t have a “difficult background” or however they put it: she was a criminal. Mary being in their lives put Sherlock and John in cahoots with the very sort of person they have always opposed. It’s exactly what I said in this post: Mary’s presence in their lives destroyed the moral centre of the show.

She was not good. And that was NOT nice. Fucking hell, Moftiss!! 

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I can’t fucking believe this. It’s people like @thatonegirlwithatrenchcoat who give the true crime community a bad rep. There’s a difference between interest and infatuation. There’s a difference between having interest in criminal profiling to understand the minds of criminals and being sickly infatuated with the actual crimes themselves. This was a real TRAGEDY. Teenagers DIED. This is their MEMORIAL. The sign says NO SMOKING. This is a place where loved ones and friends could come and pay their respects and mourn. Not for some disrespectful heartless bitch to come dressed like the killers and pose for photos. I’m really upset about this because it’s not okay. Fucking unbelievable.

I'm tired

I’m tired of always feeling different, Im so disconnected from other young people. We’re never concerned with the same things, it seems they can’t see past their teenage life’s. I want friendships that can have depth and intellect and maybe even some spontaneity because there’s not enough in the world. Why does that seem impossible?
Can’t anyone see past themselves and the mundane shit….

luckyladylily  asked:

I experience being reduced to my genitals a lot. Chasers, men who want to use me as a "half step", and women attracted people who wont even consider me. It hurts. Thank you for saying something on the subject. I feel like it has more weight coming from you. A lot of people think of us as predatory on an unconscious level (it is a very prevalent stereotype) so one of us saying something like that is often interpreted as a guilt or coercion tactic to manipulate people into sex.

You’re welcome!

Apologies for hijacking your ask with more ranting, but hearing about your difficulties makes me want people to REALLY understand what they’re doing when they’re reducing people to genitals. 

I think a lot of people reblog the “TRANS WOMEN ARE WOMEN!!!” posts without actually internalising the politics they’re reblogging, and I want to encourage people to actually consider what that means. 

If you accept that trans women are real women (as you should), then you must accept that at some point in the future you could fall in love with/be attracted to a woman with a penis. 

“But!” you say, “I just don’t like penises! It’s a personal preference!” 

Honey. It’s not a personal preference if it’s something the entire world tells you you should be doing. It’s not a personal preference to prefer non-hairy women, or thin women, or conventionally attractive women. These are things that society tells you to prefer. If you think you just suddenly came up with this idea of not being attracted to penises in a bubble, you’re confused about what social conditioning is and you need to read up on it and educate yourself on it. 

When someone says, “oh, I’m a lesbian and I totally accept trans woman but I could never sleep with someone with a penis because it’s my preference!” I hear something that sounds like, “Look, I love and respect all women, I just can’t be attracted to black women, it’s a personal preference!” Yes. It sounds actually that bad. 

If you say are rejecting a minority out of ‘personal preference’, you’re probably not. You’ve been subjected to decades of social conditioning that gets you to subconsciously prefer or expect certain traits in people. If you were born in a different era, you’d had a ‘personal preference’ for chubbier women, or rich women, or whatever was the trend for women to be at that time.

What is considered ‘attractive’ is VASTLY, VASTLY socially constructed. What it means to be a ‘lesbian’ is vasty, vastly socially constructed. We have been taught over decades that girls have vaginas and boys have penises, and naturally you thinking there is that you like girls and girls have vaginas, so you like vaginas and not penises. That’s far too simplistic. 

Now our understanding of gender is more complete, we understand that ‘girl’ doesn’t mean ‘vagina’, and people who think the only people who can REALLY be women are people who are born with vaginas are TERFS and they’re extremely bigoted people who don’t believe being transgender is possible. 

As I mentioned in my previous post, what people are typically attracted to, according to studies and sociological experiments, is secondary sexual characteristics. That’s asses, breasts, broad shoulders, muscles… the shape of someone’s body that suggests someone is masculine or feminine (or neither). These things can all be acquired with hormones, and can actually have nothing to do with genitals. We learn to associate these traits with particular genitals. And what can be learnt can be unlearnt. Sexuality preferring men,women, both or neither is innate. However it’s secondary sexual characteristics people are attracted to, not genitals. You don’t think “WHAT A NICE VAGINA!” about the cute woman walking down the street, do you? No, you find her attractive, and THEN assume she has x genitals. Unlearn that assumption, or at least, be open to accepting what’s there might be different than what you expect. 

There are some exceptions - survivors of sexual trauma who get triggered by penises, other small groups of people who for some reason have a fetish for a particular type of genitals, but in general, the vast, vast majority of lesbians who say “I won’t sleep with someone who has a penis” are doing it because they don’t understand how their attraction started, how social conditioning works, and because they’re not interested in challenging conventional ideas about gender. 

If this post makes you angry, if you’re reaching for the “ANON” button to tell me how you’re different and I’m WRONG WRONG WRONG, don’t. Step back. People are always ANGRY when they’re having their belief system challenged, angry and ready to fight. Instead of fighting with me, treat this as an opportunity to learn something about yourself. Think about it. This is a turning point for you. 

You don’t have to jump into bed with someone who has a penis straight away. It can take YEARS to unlearn all this stuff, and you should expect it will take you some time.

But, just like white people have to dedicate some attention to not being racist, cis people need to dedicate some attention to not being transphobic. 

If you believe trans woman are women and you’re not aro ace, then you need to accept that at some time in the future you could fall in love with and/or be attracted to a woman who has a penis. 

Of course it’s okay to dislike a bully. Of course of course of course. No one’s saying you have to forgive Bakugou and what he did to Midoriya should never be brushed over or forgotten bc no matter how young he was and how many adults enabled him he’s still responsible for his own actions. Midoriya never ever has to forgive him for it and neither do we. 

HOWEVER. If you are saying that Bakugou should have no friends when his friends are helping him become a better person and have a mutually beneficial relationship with him. If you are saying he should be punished more when he has suffered the most trauma in the series from villains and we’ve seen the horrific effects on his mental health. If you are saying that the students in 1A are shit for still liking him even though he bullied Midoriya relentlessly when they don’t fucking know he did that. If you are saying that as a four year old he should have known better than to behave in a way he was praised and told he was amazing for.

You’re not getting it.

Let people redeem themselves. Let children and teens redeem themselves. Bakugou having a redemption arc isn’t the same as an abuser like Endeavour getting a redemption arc and showing abusers can change. It isn’t the same thing. 

Bullies can get redemption and it not diminish what they did or the effects of what they did. Bullies can become good people and it not erase that they were bullies and treated people terribly in the past. Bullies can have friends and become better and not be forgiven by their fucking victims. Okay? 

Wanting a 16 year old to be fucking tortured and beaten down even more than he already is in this series is just malicious. He won’t learn like that. He didn’t learn like that. He’s learning from the environment he’s in and from his new peers and teachers. Decade old habits ingrained in him for probably as long as he can remember aren’t gonna be broken in a day. That’s just how it is.

Criticising situations that are helping him change and improve (i.e. spending time with friends who he treats as equals and will call him out on shitty behaviour) only shows you don’t want him to learn and change rather than you worrying about the welfare of a character because they’re hanging out with…their friend. He wouldn’t have got to the point he is today with Midoriya without all the experiences he’s had at UA especially the time he’s spent with his classmates. He can and will become a decent person and as long as he does that at a relative distance to Midoriya I really don’t see the problem.

TL;DR: You can dislike Bakugou and not wish him into horrible situations that will prevent him from growing and becoming a better person.

From A Muslim’s P.O.V

It’s Ramadan, and I see that clip titled appropriately from first glance, and I’m expecting some hilarious and relatable comments about how hungry everyone is and how they can’t wait to break their fast.

Instead, I’m greeted with boys who we usually never hear from chatting about their rewards of 72 virgins and talking about ‘00 girls. Because, hey, that’s what Muslim guys are like, right? That’s what people do in Ramadan, right? We swear and talk sexually about woman like their sexual objects, that’s what it means to be a Muslim, especially during Ramadan, isn’t it?

I was so excited for this season. It is so satisfying, so incredibly emotional to see yourself represented as even a minor character in any type of work. But to have an entire season dedicated to your center of representation?

That’s a literal dream. 

So now when I’m being shown this crappy excuse for “representation”, I honestly have no words.

Muslim girls are constantly living in contrast and comparison. There’s this constant comparison between us and western beauty standards with skinny white girls. To have this addressed is important, obviously, but then to have no “voice of reason” in the show to say otherwise and instead go to seemingly prove to us that skinny white girls are favored even by MoC is like a punch in the face.

A beautiful alternative could have been Yousef as Sana’s love interest. Instead Yousef went for the skinny white girl when it came to Sana vs. Noora in the end as well. The very fact that there are people who are defending him is absolutely disgusting. He gave Sana hints, he pursued her clearly and he knew that she knew exactly what he was doing. In the end, without even trying to go for confirmation or to talk about this thing that was going on between them, he went to kiss Noora instead at a party he knew Sana was attending.

It’s near the end of the season, near the end of the series, and yet we’ve got nothing to give Sana closure even coming into consideration yet. We see her suffer, see her insulted and bullied and hurt and compared, over and over and over again to that same skinny white girl, and by the end of one of the last goddamn episodes, we see a hint of villanization for her character.

Though I like Noora, I’ve found a certain bitterness towards her character due to the fact that she’s been basically in the spotlight for every single season. She’s supposed to represent a feminist, a wise and intellectual woman, but instead she’s being used as an object of beauty and a comparison reference point to a muslim woman of color.

It would be much appreciated that this season be risen from the ditch it’s fallen into through Sana accepting her religion and finding peace in that, though even then the glaring reminders will be prominent in every day life from what Julie has written thus far.

Y'all I’m all kinds of pissed. My dad doesn’t wanna buy eggs from our neighbors anymore because it’s too expensive, they charge $3 a dozen and we go through eggs pretty quickly. I said that’s fine, I don’t like their bigoted asses anyways and I can buy from the folks on Craigslist that have $1/dozen eggs. Well he doesn’t care about ethics and just wants us to buy from Aldi, I think their eggs are like 90¢ or something.

He doesn’t get it. Generations before his fucked the world, making us dependent on large scale animal abuse, destroying environments, greed, classism. They did that and his generation just accepted it. Just went with it and didn’t want it to change, out of convenience or ignorance. Now my generation is trying to fix it and they’re doing everything in their power to make sure that doesn’t happen.

He doesn’t think we can do anything, that buying eggs ethically won’t do anything, but I know that isn’t true because I AM making a change. Since starting this blog I’ve had countless people tell me they used to think pigeons as dirty pests but I changed their mind. I have people ask me about getting pigeons instead of parrots, and then they follow through. People are respecting and loving these animals that were so hated and abused and I’m actually factor in that change. The entirety of birblr is making people think twice before getting something like a parrot which has a 90% chance of being abandoned within the first year of its life, and when they do make that decision to bring a feathered child into their life this community helps them raise it correctly, with a proper diet, play time, training…and that’s so important. We’re making a difference and I can see it.

But the thing is…it won’t matter unless we all are actually doing something about it. I know my family is broke, we have to constantly choose between the bills and dinner…still I know I can budget to get ethical eggs, I may have to skip a crunchwrap supreme but that’s fine by me. My dad isn’t gonna have to live in the world he and those before him created. But I am. So I’m going to pay for those local hobby farm eggs and I’m going to live to see the egg industry burn. It’s already begun happening to the dairy industry, they’re struggling with people changing to nut milk and it’s going to keep happening. We’re going to fix the world and I believe that, so I’m going to put everything I can into making sure it happens.

  • Conservatives: ON MEMORIAL DAY WE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS! EVERYTHING THEY DO IS FOR US SO WE GOTTA TREAT 'EM WITH RESPECT FOR LAYING DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR FREEDOM!
  • Women Vets: Cool, can we get prosecution for all the rapes that have happened while we were on duty?
  • LGBT Vets: Yeah, and can we keep the rights to marry our partners? Or bathroom rights? How about right to adopt?
  • POC Vets: And can we get some help with police brutality? Our kids are getting shot.
  • Muslim Vets: Can we stop getting labeled as terrorists because of our religion and race?
  • Conservatives: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

sana is under so much stress because she, as a muslim woc, grew up putting extra effort aka emotional labour into noticing, avoiding, handling and sometimes even taking care of White Feelings ( like the Fragile White Ego at the slightest hint of their racist behaviour ya know ), and not only for survival reasons ( fighting against her bullies ) but also for friendship. that is why she notices when her friends are upset and she knows how to talk to them and help.

as for her friends? their lack of effort put in this friendship other than a few texts without any follow up ( or the ‘i know you’re stressed but something good happened to me i want to talk about me :D’ text lmao ) shows an inability to perform emotional labour and thus failing in being Good Friends

and yes i’m saying it’s a White Phenomenon esp in this racial dynamic bc whites are so used to everything accommodating to them while poc constantly have to be aware of how we presenting ourselves as well as how people are perceiving us bc guess what we actually suffer from being ourselves more often than not and it’s ridiculous when we talk about it and whites still think we are just whining and spreading negativity

well guess what this is our lives try live in it for a second and imagine never getting to run away from it