since trans day of visibility is coming up in a few days (march 31st), i figured i’d make a list of advice for cis people commenting on/reblogging people’s posts/selfies?
do definitley like and reblog and tag and comment on our posts!! its what TDOV is for! show your support for the community by showing us some love
dont post any selfies if ur cis. today is not about u
if ur gonna comment about how great someone looks, great!!
just make sure u use the right pronouns/descriptors. most people put their pronouns on their selfies, but if they dont its easy to check their bio to see if they have them!
also dont say stuff like “wow ur prettier than I am!!” bc that implies that u think cis ppl are more attractive as a default, so its insulting and patronising
if the post is one with pics from multiple stages throughout someones transition, pls dont say “its not fair u get to be hot in both genders!” because thats cissexist n transphobic and adheres to the “used to be a X” rhetoric and erases people with fluid genders and implies that cis ppl inherently deserve to be hotter/better
go thru the tdov tags!! spread some love to all of us (not just conventionally attractive and/or passing people)
its not only selfies either. lots of ppl post some really cool content so dont miss out on that either
thats all i can think of rn. feel free to add on if u want
EDIT: okay so lots of people have said things along the lines of “im going to post selfies and theres nothing you can do about it” or “i want to post selfies anyway” and like. cool. whatever. im all for celebrating urself with selfies. just,, dont make this day about you okay? like keep out of the tags and dont make it an ally thing. and to the people who want to post selfies just because its a trans ppl day and for no other reason: fuck u
Atomic Blonde (and why I’m a Sapphic who adored it)
Okay, first off…WOW! What a ride that film was! After having a full 24hrs
to really digest this film, I can honestly say that this film really blew my
expectations, in so many different ways. Since there seems to be so much
discourse over this film, I thought I would post a POSITIVE list of all the
reasons why this film is as important and special to me as it is, even with
That Scene. As Lorraine Broughton would say, “ Shall We?”
Okay first off, the obvious…
80′s soundtrack with phenomenal remixes.
NEON FOR DAYS!!
Charlize Theron, playing a truly Bad-Ass Bisexual MI6 Agent while still looking sexy as Hell!
The action was some of the best I have ever witnessed!
The general setting of this film, Communist Berlin, gives a remarkable window into just what the Cold War in its later stages entailed. The Cold War was perhaps one of the most deceitful wars in history, and when you figure in just how sensitive the situation was, you realize that Every. Move. Counts.
She owns my ass.
Again, we have an Openly-Bisexual Female Lead, who’s only main love interest is another woman!
Charlize Theron not only did 98% of all her own stunts, but she sustained injuries because of it.
I loved her characterization, it was one of the highlights of this film. We often forget that movies like this are hardly ever realistic, but in this film the opening scene is of Lorraine, MI6′s Top Agent, wearily trying to attend to her beaten body. She is barely alive, and as the film goes on we see just how much of a toll her physical and emotional well-being takes due to the nature of her job. As the film progresses we see her grow more cold and disconnected to the point where she is practically numb to those around her (her interrogation, mostly).
She wins all her fights, but not without repercussions. Her body takes. A. Beating. And unlike most films her wounds don’t just magically disappear or just “get better”. No, they are there for weeks, in all their ugliness, to display just how vulnerable as a person she is, whilst also reminding those who see her how tough and strong she has to be just to merely survive.
Lorraine and Delphine
Okay, first off…OMG THESE TWO!
Sofia Boutella was adorable as Delphine, and the way her innocence and naive-ness abolutely melted Lorraine was so cute!
The way Lorraine looked at Delphine with such intrigue, and the way Delphine looked at Lorraine with such awe.
The whole “Harold, they’re Lesbians”-like scenario with the dude at the bar (even tho Lorraine is Bi).
Again, we get another glimpse into Lorraine’s characterization here, which is basically she gets distracted by pretty girls we see that, even though Lorraine is still skeptical of Delphine at first, she very easily falls for her, a softness that we up until that point had yet to see in her.
Delphine’s slight hesitance when she gives Lorraine that adorably soft kiss and Lorraine’s shyness in returning it!
The way we see Lorraine follow Delphine into a more private place and being so dazed and transfixed by this tiny French Girl is mesmerizing and makes my heart skip a beat!
OMG their wicked make-out session and the slamming against the wall and the WHOLE SCENE THAT FOLLOWS I COULD NOT BREATH!
“…So you made contact with the French Operative?” “Obviously”
Lorrainein nothing but a sweater looking over Delphine as she sleeps-watching, wondering, worrying aboutwhat will happen to her.
THEY GOT TOGETHER MORE THAN ONCE!
Honestly, them snuggling was one of the most tender moments in the whole film. For once it feels as though Lorraine is being genuine with Delphine, which she picks up on.
Lorraine stroking Delphine’s hair while Delphine nudges her head in Lorraine’s neck is so precious. The way Lorraine is so gentle with her and laughs and smiles at her makes my heart melt so much! She cares so much for this one woman she just met and it is so beautiful!
Tiny Soft Nose Kisses!
The fact their relationship, no matter how brief, is actually a small subplot means so much because it really feels like this was for us Sapphics, despite what happens later.
That Scene among other things
Oh boy, here we go. In my opinion, I did not see this as partaking in the horrid “Kill Your Gays” trope.
We saw it coming in the trailer you guys, and I was fully prepared for this scenario.
She was a naive, inexperienced spy who got too close to Lorraine, and suffered the ultimate price for it. This happened to all of Lorraine’s lovers (although I honestly think she was just using her first one for information, where as she truly cared for Delphine).
Delphine Fought. Back. Hard! And she did a damn good job at keeping up. But unfortunately she did not have the skill nor the experience to win that battle. She is not Lorraine, who barely came out the mission alive!
This is a spy film about the Cold War, there were going to be many, many casualties. Lorraine (Another Queer) was the only one to make it out alive.
When Lorraine found Delphine, I truly felt for her then. This is the first time we see her fully shut down as she Empathetically mourns her girlfriend (which we hardly get to see in general, the LGBT Hero mourning the death of their lover).
At this point, after all that she has gone through (the beatings, the betrayals, the loss of intelligence, etc) this is the one thing that finally breaks her, and LORRAINE. IS. FUCKING. DONE.
She is done with everything around her, and we see this as she goes from on-the-ground vulnerable to STONE. COLD. NOTHING. And she goes out for blood, and Damn-It does she get it! She shows no mercy for Delphine’s killer, and it is obvious that this is revenge in its most raw form.
In the end this is a story about a spy in the Cold War, and in a genre like this things are going to be very brutal. We see this brutality play out on Lorraine, and how it affects her and all of those involved. She made it out with her life, and that was her reward.
So Delphine’s death, to me, was the final Plot Point to move us into the final act, as it was portrayed as the one act of Evil that Crossed That Line, and to further the Characterization of Lorraine.
I could go one about the phenomenal action sequences, because I have never witnessed such raw and realistic fighting in an action movie, and to have a Female Bisexual as the lead taking as much as she dishes out was both horrifying yet empowering!
Of course everyone is entitled to their opinion, and if you think this film will seriously trigger you, then by all means please take care of your well-being, because that is ultimately the most important thing.
Was I sad that Delphine died? Yes, of course! Did I see it as strictly because she was gay? No, I did not. Do I see this as good representation? Ultimately, yes because I still felt incredibly valid as a Bisexual in more ways than one with this film, and the last time I felt this good about myself was when I first saw Carol (2015) dir. Todd Haynes in theaters (which nothing will ever top that film).
But for everyone else, please GO SEE THIS FILM. For the one negative we must also see all it’s Astonishing Positives this film has, and for it to get the attention and praise that it has is such a big deal for all of us, because if we show our support for this truly Rare Gem then they will make a sequel, and other films like it! Only then can we move forward!
UPDATE: So I just saw Atomic Blonde today for the second time in one week, and upon my second viewing I’ve come to realize just how much I love this film, and why it beat out my expectations originally! And it mainly falls back to what I discussed earlier, about Lorraine and Delphine’s romance and Lorraine herself, for instance:
Again, I love Lorraine’s characterization! Being more aware of the story my second time-round, I got to focus more on Lorraine herself, and I think I underestimated just how cold and numb and positively DONE she is by the “end” of her mission (again, in reference to her interrogation).
The physical and emotional toll on her and her body really is just as prominent as I remember, and my goodness I cannot recall another film where I actually left the theatre physically exhausted by what I just watched. Everything she’s endured sort of rubs off on you, and if that isn’t the most engrossing experience a character can portray, than I do not know what is.
Delphine and Lorraine, my god I love their relationship! It is the only relationship in the whole film solely built on attraction and Mutual Trust, so much so where they would rather protect each other over their mission.
In fact, going in this movie the first time all I was expecting between them was the “One Night Stand” that was so heavily portrayed in the trailers-which I would of been happy with-and, (just like in the trailers) I prepared myself for Delphine’s demise soon after-But we had an entire subplot dedicated to their relationship, right up to the very end!
Because of this Lorraine’s and Delphine’s romance felt genuine, filled with love and tenderness and worry and drive to protect each other-and that really is beautiful representation.
Which, I believe, is why Lorraine truly shuts down when it all goes south, and why we see the Lorraine we do in her interrogation. SHE IS COLD. SHE IS BEATEN. AND SHE IS TIRED.
In the end, I do think she cared more for Delphine than past lovers, which is why she seems so utterly broken when we first see her. She went back to Delphine even after her superiors threatened to end her, and she lied about Delphine to protect her from them, even though she was gone.
Anyway, as you can see this film really did a number on me, and I am absolutely fine with that! I apologize for making my crazy long post even longer, but there were things I still wanted to get off my chest, because this really is a Dream Film-a Queer, Female Lead 80′s Spy Film actually exists, and I think Atomic Blonde really hit it out of the park-and has ruined all other action films for me here-on out!
WARNING: YOU ARE ABOUT TO ENTER THE TERRITORY OF AN EMOTIONAL ARMY, WHO SIMPLY WANTS TO APPRECIATE AND CHERISH AN ANGEL KNOWN AS JUNG HOSEOK. You have been warned!
Now, who is Hoseok for me?
Hoseok is my so called ‘THE bias’ of BTS (since all of them are my biases… oops).
Hoseok is my inspiration.
Hoseok is my sunshine.
And somehow he is hated and under appreciated.
Why is that, however?
Perhaps it could be because he is too kind
It could because he genuinely loves and cares for his members
And in generally is kind to all. After all, there are those who can’t fathom the idea, that someone might actually be nice and supportive to other people.
Maybe he gets hate for trying to stay positive. Some people feed on negative energy and thus really wish to bering someone with good vibes down, they want to bring down that precious smile, to destroy it.
And of course, one of the biggest reasons people hate him is because he is so talented. And as a result he achieved fame along side his members
And it pains me, oh it pains me so much to see this amazing, beautiful young man get hurt.
It hurts me so much to see people throw insults at him simply because of jealousy, because the feel threatened.
Hoseok deserves the universe.
Remember the video, when on his birthday he saw a video filmed to wish him happy birthday? Remember how emotional he got, how touched and honoured?
He didn’t waste any time, making sure to thank all the people around him, to hug them, hold their hand, anything to express his gratitude.
This is a young man who had the ability to do a full solo song for the groups album and he chose to write a song about his mum, for his mum, thanking her for all she went through.
This is the young BOY who said to himself that the only way he can make his mother proud, the only way he can repay her for all her sacrifices is to ‘become successful.’ Even if that meant selling his all.
Selling his body to endless practice
Selling his private life
And even selling his own emotions.
What does that mean?
Well, on one hand Jhope is a sunshine, on one hand he is Hobi.
A sunshine with a smile so pure
A sunshine with a laugh so genuine
A sunshine who just loves to play around
Yet on the other hand, he is Jung Hoseok.
Someone with a deadly passion
Someone with extremely powerful emotions
Someone rather serious
Someone who smiles much more calmly
And honestly, I love that calm side just as much as I love the sunshine side.
Because part of the allure of Hoseok is that he is a very full rounded human being. A very beautiful one inside and out. And so what i hope is that Hoseok actually allows himself to be himself (whatever that truly is).
Im sure that his members are alway there to support him.
Hoseok’s existence seems to be making everyone happy.
But its those precious moments when Hoseok is happy for himself, content with his own self that he shines like the amazing star he truly is.
When he allows his emotions to overtake him
That my heart just fills with happiness to the brim as I realise that yes, I do love this young man in some sense.
It is then that I smile because he gives me happiness, a reason to be excited, a reason to work hard.
Which is why I wold like to ask more people to pay attention to tis amazing young man.
Looks are subjective, dance is subjective and so is the ‘great’ rap style. Just because he doesnt fit your ideal type does not mean that you have to start creating movements in order to bring him down. If your favourites do not deserve to be destroyed, the neither does Hoseok, or any other innocent soul.
I hope Hoseok stays happy.
I hope he IS happy.
I hope he gets more opportunities to shine, to create his own work, develop his own self both as an artist and as a human being.
I hope he stays healthy because unhealthy Hoseok is broken Hoseok and nobody wants that. No, not because people would stop stanning, but because we do not want him to be in pain.
But if he is, I hope he does not feel like he is a Burden to BTS or ARMYs.
Because he isn’t.
Angel Hobi down mean perfect Hobi for me. It means a relatable Hobi, someone who is human, kind, emotional, loving. Angel Hobi means that by being himself, Hobi gives us one more reason to smile and go through our day.
And it would pain me if he doesn’t know what he means to me, to us.
We ARMYs support, love and cherish Hoseok to the fullest and i pray to all entities that he knows that.
Because his smile is one that must never fall.
Because his smile is one that deserves to forever stay genuine.
There is someone sending people this copy and pasted message about my launchgood campaign for my uncle and in the case you see this, I just want everyone to know my uncle died last night awaiting his liver transplant he so desperately needed and we fully intend on giving back the 17 479 dollars we raised for him.
As for the accusations: I have provided every possible piece of documentation illustrating his need for a transplant without sacrificing my uncle’s family’s dignity and I am willing to provide more thorough documentation (as I said in the launchgood post itself) if you send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not only did I not delete any of my posts (you can see them all on my blog) and not only did I fully answer all questions about the matter (those are also on my blog if you search through my asks) and not only are we FULLY returning each and every donation–but my uncle DIED last night. His family’s lives are destroyed and they’ve done every humiliating thing to prove that he needed the transplant that caused his death.
I’m being told I should not care about these messages but there is apparently a Reddit thread using my uncle’s name as an example of internet scams?? I am so heartbroken that my beloved and loving uncle didnt get the lifesaving treatment he deserved but now he is being slandered after he actually died??
Please stop spreading these messages and literally reach out to me if you have any questions I am willing to answer all of them. This wasn’t a scam, we’re returning the money to everyone and all the documentation of my uncle’s transplant can be found here: launchgood.com/SaveShabahat
Someone: Why are you still into that fandom when you don’t like that show anymore? - Me: Have a seat, this may take a while...
This is all from a fandom that had our ship for 2 years. #LookWhatWe’veDone
“Lexa was the one for her.” “Lexa was her soulmate.” “Lexa was the love of her life.” “Clarke will never love anyone the way she loved Lexa.” “Clarke will always be grieving Lexa.” - Eliza Taylor (Clarke Griffin herself). Clexa didn’t just kiss, they didn’t hook up, they made love. Doesn’t get more canon than that :)
It’s more than a fandom, it’s the lgbtq community. Multiple full size billboards were put up, bringing attention to the “Bury your gays” trope. Unlike others who only think about themselves, we actually did something positive in the real world to benefit the lgbtq community, we helped raise over $162,500 in charity for the Trevor Project. We got the television industry to recognize their use of tropes and inspired The Lexa Pledge by showrunners to do right by their LGBT audience. We got “LGBT Fans Deserve Better” trending worldwide, staying in the top 10 for hours with over 276K tweets.
We trended worldwide 55 times in the weeks following Lexa’s death. Fans from all around the globe were devastated. “Lexa Deserved Better”spread across the world with hundreds of fans sharing their pictures from more than 200 cities and over 55 countries.
We dominate in the polls, there’s no other way to describe our 47 poll wins so far, and 7 more polls we’re currently leading. Did I mention we only had our ship for a total of 15 episodes, plus the fact that alot of these polls were won with “half our ship dead” as haters like to point out… just shows how powerful Clexakru is because we continue to win even with fandoms teaming up against us Lol It’s been nearly a full year since Lexa died and we’re still winning polls :D
Me: Okay Google, what is “extra”? - Google: The Clexa Fandom.
Yes, we legit made up an entirely new character, Elyza Lex, and ship her with Alycia’s character on Fear, Alicia Clark, to make our spinoff ship Lexark and dubbed the show “Queer the Walking Dead”.Working with the Clexa material we got in the short time span, webuilt an empire on fanfics, fanart, comics, etc, created by some of the most talented fans. Plus all of the character social media accounts, if you’re not following @confusedlexa on Twitter you are seriously missing out :D Meanwhile we made Jason Rottenassberg’s follower count drop faster than The Loo ratings.
The outrage at The Loo isn’t just limited to our fandom, it’s shown by the many articles written labeling The Loo as one of the worst shows of 2016. It’s days before the season premier and the public is still dragging the show, it’s won polls for “Biggest Disappointment”, “Show You Gave Up On”, and more… talk about karma ;) Eliza’s openly asked fans for Clexa fic recs and admitted that her mother has a Lexark picture in her home. We really couldn’t have a more dedicated Captain of the Bitanic, a year later she’s still the biggest Clexa shipper <3 As if that wasn’t enough, how many characters have such an iconic look that they got their own SnapChat filter and Sims makeup? And to top it all off, we have a star, a real star in the sky!
With just 2 brief mentions, we made Costia into more than just a name, we brought her to life, unofficially decided to cast Nathalie Emmanuel for the role, and headcanon Lexa’s first love as a beautiful sapphic woman of color.
We have Elycia, Eliza & Alycia, BFF’s in real life. Without them, we wouldn’t have Clexa. Alycia’s moved on to a better show, like many other cast members have done. Eliza will move on to bigger and better things as well when The Loo gets cancelled and she’ll finally be free from all the … “shit” ;)
Clarke Griffin, Wanheda, The Ambassador of the 13th clan, Klark kom Skaikru, Fleimkepa, Leader of the ungrateful sky brats <3 “You bring them justice.” “I know you’re just trying to help.” - Lexa to Clarke. “Clarke elevates herself… she’s special.” - Lexa to Titus about Clarke. Lexa was the only person who never berated, belittled, or blamed Clarke.
Lexa, Heda, The Commander of the 12 clans, Leksa kom Trikru, Soulmate of Clarke Griffin, also known asAlexandria Woods in fanfics <3 “I want you!”, “I love you.”- Clarke to Lexa. “We loved her.”- Aden to Clarke about Lexa. The girl who was taught “love is weakness”, was loved by many.
*Those great Clarke and Lexa gifs were made by @amgirl01
This is just too amazing not to include, check out @miselizasjaneGrounders trailer. Things like that are why I’m so into this fandom and always will be. I have other wlw ships, some of them I really love and have shipped for years, some more recently. But none of them mean more to me than Clexa, I’ll always be Clexakru, because it’s about so much more than just a ship or a show.
summary: Bucky wants a baby. || fluff & nsfw || [future]dad!bucky x reader ||
warnings: your heart will grow like the grinch at this sweet content, nsfw, smut, trying for a baby, fear of parenthood, [intentional] unprotected sex, mentions of prenancy, mentions of Steve/Natasha and their baby Sarah
note: I’ve been posting dad!bucky fics here and there, so I decided to make a legit series and stuff about it called ‘Parenthood.’ This series will show everyone how Bucky’s little family was started, and how they progress through milestones and all of that. Here’s the first part called ‘Baby Fever!’
youtube fanfest was held last may 12 and it was the highlight of my week. i saw a lot of youtubers on stage and also met a lot of creators including alex wassabi’s brother, aaron! it was definitely one of my unforgettable experiences and i think me meeting the creators deserve a full separate spread especially since we didn’t sleep for 24 hours and spent the night in a kfc lmao! until next year, ytff!
@yourestillnotmytype-58 and I were talking and we got
into the conversation of how we treat Anti and how he’s not really appreciated.
Sure, we’re giving him plenty of attention, but let’s face facts: since “Kill
Jack” happened, even though we’re scared of what’ll happen next, we’re not
doing anything to stop him or straighten him out. We’re STILL calling him the
nickname he absolutely hates – a nickname I have flat out refused to use ever
since that video. And what’s worse is that since then, we’ve made endless memes
out of him, making him into a joke. He’s no longer scary, he’s become a joke
and it’s sad.
Anti’s birthday is on October
10th, the very first time we ever saw him. October is his month, and
we thought ‘well why don’t we make October Anti-awareness month’? Basically we
should all get together for the month and agree to put an end to the memes and
name-calling, and focus on the good things about Anti. Have almost like an
Inktober kind of event go on, with a new prompt each day and from it, create
anything related to Anti (whether it’s fan art, fanfiction, edits, music,
cosplay, doesn’t matter)! The idea is to TRY and make Anti feel loved and treat
him like the son he is. It’s like that one post I made a few weeks ago about
how we should call ourselves his “Glitch Bitches” instead of calling him that
name. It’s taking a thing he absolutely hates and turning it on ourselves and
making it into something better. October should be the month we FINALLY get our
act together and show him the love he so desperately deserves.
No more ignoring him, no more
making fun of him and making him a joke, no more of not taking him seriously.
We need to stop viewing him as just our creation, put on the grownup pants, and
be the loving, caring parents we should’ve been a LONG time ago.
Yeah, sure, I honestly believe
we are all SO screwed and that he’s officially done with us. So even if we do
try to show him we love him, I genuinely don’t believe he’ll listen or believe
us. I mean, we didn’t listen to him, so why would he listen to us? However,
even if he doesn’t listen, even if we have fucked up and it’s too late, that
doesn’t mean we shouldn’t show him some love. Even if everything is going to
come crashing down, he at least deserves to know the truth before all hell
of your pieces with #LoveforAnti so we can see
what you come up with.
And remember, guys, this is an Anti-awareness event. Try to stray away from
anything that could be seen as “hurtful” or “mean” to Anti (such as the GB
nickname or the many memes that are out there).
Now I don’t know about any of
you, but come October 10th, I’m going to spend the day snuggled in
my Anti hoodie, watching all of his appearances while either working on
Glitched or some fan art for him.
Our glitchy son deserves just
as much love as all of the other egos. Let’s show him we care.
Enjoy the Show/FNAF Sister Location
Forgotten or Just Too Afraid to Remember?
Snitches Get Stitches
We’re All Mad Here
That’s Not a Knife, THIS is a Knife
Did You Miss Me?
Don’t Believe His Lies
When Memories Break
Pumpkin-carving/Good Ol’ Gerald
I Hope You’re Happy
All Monsters Are Human
Once One Goes Down, They All Go Down
It’s All Your Fault
If You Love Someone, You Should Never Hurt Them
I Don’t Feel Too Well
No Strings On Me
Laughter is the Best Medicine
In Your Heads
Dead is the New Alive
Down With the Sickness
Need a Doctor
Return of the Septic Eye
Green Screen of Death
Live. Die. Repeat.
Glitch in the System
You’ll Glitch Too
Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better
Time is Broken
See You Soon
Tagging the people who I think will be interested in this:
Can we, we keep Keep each other company? Maybe we, can be Be each other’s company
A/N: so i was working on the yoongi art school fic and i got distracted (story of my life at this point tbh). i told myself it was going to be a short fic but i clearly got carried away. anyway i hope y’all enjoy!
genre: fluff, angst, touch of smut STARRING tattoo apprentice!jk and FEATURING best friend!tae