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.
so im absolutely obsessed with @skyesentinels ‘s youtube au and i got an IdeaTM (pls read the voltron youtube au frfr it’s s o good)
-For april fools, Keith and Pidge make a new channel for ‘supernatural hunting and alien spotting’ -The video they post is just them running around Keith’s apartment while lance chases them while wearing a bedsheet -there are many gifs of lance tripping and face planting because he can’t see -they all think it’s just an one time thing they did for a funny april fools thing but no -the fans won’t allow it -the channel somehow gets to 100,000 subscribers, and keith and pidge get sent an actual silver play button from youtube for a channel they made as a joke -then they realize that they can’t just let the channel die now -So they continue making videos -they start out mostly the same as the first video, just obviously fake ‘paranormal activity’ while someone chases them -there are also many gifs of shiro dragging keith away while being the ‘ghost’ -also many, many audio clips of keith’s high pitched screaming as this is done -Lance is a fan favorite in these videos because he always ends up screaming and falling into keith’s arms -the klance shippers l i v e for this channel -shiro is the worst to have in these videos unless he’s the ghost -shiro: maybe the real ghost was the friends we made along the way -keith: sh u t up shiro this is s e r i o u s -”yea i’d punch a ghost. I’d fight every single ghost in the astral plane. im not scared” -there’s a video of keith filming lance in the middle of his morning routine and yelling “look guys! It’s a ghost, and it’s hideous” -the rest of the video is the camera shaking while keith runs for his life -there are x-file memes everywhere -every single video there are new clips on tumblr with the x-files theme playing -g h o s t a d v e n t u r e m e m e s -”My name is Keith Kogane. I’ve never believed in ghosts until I came face to face with one. So I set out on a quest to capture what I once saw onto video….With no big camera crews following us around, I am joined only by my fellow investigator Pidge Holt and our equipment tech Hunk Garrett. The three of us will travel to the some of most highly active paranormal locations, where we will spend an entire night, being locked down from dusk until dawn….Raw…Extreme…These are our Ghost Adventures.” -this leads the fandom to make memes about zak bagans being keith’s boyfriend -lance doesn’t realize that it’s all a meme and he’s??? So confused?? Like i thought keith and i bonded???? Who is zak and what does he have that i dont??????? -”zak bagans is my boyfriend and i would die for him” -keith probably -keith does have a lowkey unironic crush on zak bagans and the only one that knows is shiro -then they start making other videos of them doing things like looking for aliens/bigfoot/mothman ect -everyone likes these videos too because keith almost always starts ranting that mothman is r e a l. -pidge does the same but with nessie -this leads to them making videos about conspiracy theories -these are basically just 30 minute long unedited videos of them screaming about cryptids -they also start doing those cursed games like the bath game and midnight game -they get the whole gang together to play the midnight game but it’s basically just them sitting in a dark room with candles pretending to feel stuf -except lance who claims he’s actually feeling things, but in reality its just keith messing with him -their videos sometimes end with the police showing up one way or another -once they had to pause making a video because keith screamed so loud that his neighbors thought he was dying so now there’s footage of keith awkwardly explaining to a police officer what they were doing -the fandom has started making bets to whether or not the police will show up in the next video or not -theres a compilation of videos from pidge’s snapchat that are just a slow zoom of keith’s face as he does something with the caption ‘caught a cryptid on video!!!!!!!!’ -keith tried to get her back but he’s much less sneaky about it so most of keith’s video’s usually end with pidge tackling him -the fans get ‘#cryptidkeith’ treading on twitter and keith wants to die -most of it is edits of keith’s face of bigfoot or screenshots of keith in the background of a shot with that red circle and zoom in of him (see: @keithsightings) -theres also a lot of keith x mothman -keith has never been more impressed and also disgusted by his fandom
I’d like to submit a post I made from a throwaway account. Here it is in its entirety:
So I’m not sure if this is the right time or place but it’s 1 AM and this has been keeping me up ever since I learned about it. A friend tipped me off recently that Yandere Dev is no other than EvaXephon, and knowing what I know about him…I just want this information out there so people can make informed decisions about this person and whether or not to support his game.
About eight years ago, I was fourteen and Eva was twenty-one. I was in eighth grade, finishing up middle school, and loved to hang out at his “vidya revolution” stream after school. I went by the name sisefs. I was not quiet about my gender, and when he found out I was a girl he just went nuts in the way internet creepers do. Being fourteen and shy as hell in real life, I enjoyed that attention, not realizing how wrong it was. So when he wanted to “date” me…I went along with it.
Now, I want to point this out: Eva knew I was fourteen. He was well aware for the entirety of our relationship. His justification - and I remember this clearly because it struck out to me as strange - was that since he was home-schooled, he had missed out on the experience of dating girls in high school and this was the perfect opportunity to make up for that. I reminded him I was in middle school, not high school. He said, “Same difference.”
Here’s a list of shit that happened at that point:
He asked me for nudes, which I took and then provided to him via an image hosting site that’s probably long dead by now. He asked me to pose in specific ways for some of them.
We sexted over Skype. (worth noting, I think, is that he made excuses not to reciprocate text-based oral. Seriously?)
He masturbated on webcam to me while I made moaning noises over my mic at his request.
I borrowed my friend’s webcam to video chat with him. He asked me to strip, but my friend was in the room with me. Instead, when she wasn’t looking, I flashed him.
That’s as much as I can dredge up from memory; a lot of this had been repressed and only came up over the past few days as I thought long and hard about it. Our relationship was a pretty short-lived affair, anyway.
Some other things he did, while not illegal/pedophillic, were skeevy as hell:
saw flat-chested girls as deformed, similar to an amputee
dismissed me/brushed me aside whenever I spoke up about something not related to sex
told another girl in chat that he would keep her in a cage and love her
begged me to stay with him, offered to change himself etc. when I ended things, then when I refused, banned me altogether from his streams and began to spread vitriol about me
lied heavily to cover his own tracks
I’m under the impression that his version of the story is as follows: I was some desperate girl who sent nudes unsolicited to everyone and anyone, and he deleted the disgusting pics and banned me as soon as he learned I was underage. Believe who you want; I’m not here to garner attention or stir up drama, hence the throwaway account. I just want the truth out there.
I don’t know if I’ll even return to this account but if I do, I’ll try to answer any questions this may bring up.
And if you’d like proof, I’m sorry, I don’t really know how to go about proving any of this. The pictures are long gone, the Skype account is no more, the livestream account is inaccessible. Just know that I have nothing to gain from doing this…I only want people to know. And, to an extent, the story is out there already - told by various people from the chatroom who witnessed some of this as it happened - but no one knew the full extent of what was going on. Well, now you know, straight from the horse’s mouth. :/ Thanks for reading.
when one of those nights come along whereby all positivity/hope/motivation is suddenly completely sucked out of you (with or without a direct trigger). And regardless of how much effort and brain capacity/energy you’ve put into trying to maintain your sanity recently, all that goes out the window as every temporarily won battle resurfaces. It attacks slowly yet suddenly from all different directions, making sure to render all previously helpful methods mute as your thoughts and emotions strike you in the places it hurts most. in those moments, you feel like only death will bring any degree of peace/rest away from the demons in your head.
Genre:Smut Pairing: Kim Namjoon/Reader Warnings:Supernatural sexy times, body swap, body possession, slight nipple play, mentions of collars, fingering, blowjobs, thigh riding, come marking, dirty talk
God, I am so sorry (I’d never written smut until 2 days ago so this is a tragedy) (I was also stoned at the time of writing and editing so it might not even make sense… ay lmao) Feel free to yell at me about this filth, my ask is always open!
gordon ramsay on masterchef: im sorry but your dish was horrible. absolutely disgusting. you’ve made the worst dish i’ve ever seen in my entire life. and for that reason, please take off your apron, because you’re (a very long pause as the chef tearfully start to take off their masterchef apron) ….joining the other cooks on the balcony! there was one other person who actually cooked the worstest dish i’ve ever tasted. horrible. absolutely disgusting,
*camera zooms in on cooks face as they begin to cry*
so these past days, i am being bombarded by some immature j****k shippers in my ask box here and my inbox at army amino app expressing their disagreement to me and my lovely ship and i find this disrespectful. i don’t care which ship do you support, but you not supporting that ship does not means you can insult and disrespect those who do.
don’t make me wait for the day that my babies will kiss in the public more than i already was.