this specific tag

Y'know considering I’ve only run into “queer is a slur so no one can use it!!! tag for the q-slur!” from anti-ace blogs, I really REALLY suspect it just. comes from the ace discourse

like idt it’s a coincidence. I think aces started calling themselves queer and then anti-aces went “you can’t use that word, it hasn’t been used as a slur against you” and that morphed into “using queer is Bad no matter who uses it it’s not an umbrella term it’s a slur in all contexts lol look at these dumb radikweers”

which, like…regardless of what you think of aces or the LGBT acronym, this is leading to some really nasty denials of history and stigmatizing of personal identities. it’s a lil indicative of a broader discomfort with ambiguity and inclusivity, because “queer” was meant to be inclusive and ambiguous from the moment activists started picking it up in the 80s.

EDIT: Jesus, guys, I didn’t realize I’d have to explicate the entire history of the word “queer” in this post to make it clear that I was talking about this most recent wave of people saying not to use queer. I know that queer was historically used as a slur and in some places is still a slur, I just ALSO know that it went through a long rough process of reclamation in the 80s/90s and has now commonly been used in very positive ways by our irl communities: “queer lit” queer cinema" “queer comix” “queerbaiting” “we’re here we’re queer” “queer studies” “queer history” etc etc etc. I don’t think the ace discourse invented the idea that queer is a slur, I just think this desire to remove “queer” from our collective vocabulary is misguided and harmful.

also, ffs, think before you sling ad hominem attacks at people on the internet. I spent like a year of my life in high school fighting the school board to get a GSA established. I currently do irl community work with my college GSA. I live in a rural area (the closest city only has a pop of like 50,000) and you can bet your ass there’s a lot of real, awful homophobia here. I’m a gnc bisexual who gets misgendered A LOT and who’s had other slurs thrown at her, but I don’t deny people the possibility of using the words that hurt me in their activism because that would be a shitty thing to do.

i feel like i need a tag specifically for compliments so i can scroll thru them all at once and smile

#testimonials

#compliments to the chef

#sweet nothings

I hate that there’s a limit to the Gay™ I can reasonably expect from modern media. Even though there are millions of books, movies, and tv shows with purely straight characters I could never hope for a show with more than a few or, god forbid, only queer characters. It’s like there’s an unspoken rule that I can’t hope for more than one, maybe two non-straight characters or relationships because any more would be ‘unrealistic’ or 'pandering’. Fucking pander to me man, to all the other queer people invested in the worlds you create, because it’s not fair that because there’s a lesbian couple there’s an invisible cap and now I’ll never see a bi main character, or that having a trans side character is “enough activism” and that trans character will never have another friend on the show like them. Why do you have to maroon all your gays in this heterosexual world? Why can’t you let us find each other??

reblog this if you’re okay with your mutuals/followers tagging you in their posts/things they think you would enjoy and put what tag(s) you track as well as any specific things you’d like to be tagged in in the tags of this post

for your own peace of mind, maybe dont pay too close attention to the lyrics of some christmas songs.

this is the christmas card im sending out. steve didnt know what text i was gonna put behind it when he drew the picture.

(You can get this on redbubble!)

and it turns out that clint, who has been humming christmas carols for weeks now, doesnt actually know any of the real lyrics, and has just been making them up as he goes along. this is his latest masterpiece:

Winter Soldier’s Gunnin’ You Down (To the tune of Santa Claus is Coming to Town)

You better watch out, you better not cry

You’ll probably bleed out, I’m tellin’ you why

Winter Soldier’s gunnin’ you down

He’s got a hit list, he’s starting a fight

He’s clenching his fist, it’s shiny and bright

Winter Soldier’s gunnin’ you down!

He sees you when you’re sleeping

He knows when you’re awake

His aim is really fucking good and he’s gonna assassinate

You better watch out, you better not cry

You’ll probably bleed out, I’m tellin’ you why

Winter Soldier’s gunnin’ you down

He’s yanking out wheels and firing guns

If you were smart you’d probably run

Winter Soldier’s gunning you down!

Winter Soldier’s gunning you down!

  • me, after seeing Rogue One: ok this is a great movie and there's so much to talk about!
  • also me: VADER VADER VADER VADER VADER VADER VADER VADER VADER VADER VADER VADER VADER VADER VADER VADER VADER VADER VADER VADER VADER VADER VADER VADER VADER VADER VADER VADER VADER VA-

I want to open a queer bookstore every book has queer protagonists

there’s fantasy and sci fi and literary sections just like a regular bookstore but all the characters are queer

except there, in the corner, is the Straight Literature section. Which is like. Fifteen copies of the notebook.

bi/pan trans women are good. their sapphic attraction and attraction to other genders is beautiful and pure and does not make them predatory. they deserve to feel safe in bi/pan and sapphic spaces alike.

protect bi/pan trans women.

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The Night Court’s inner circle 

Of Headbands and Hurt Feelings

based on this post by @fistatfirstklance + yours truly. also @wittyy-name asked me to tag her in this (haha im still screaming) so here we go

It starts as a one time thing.

Pidge had looked down one day, Lance’s older brother instinct had kicked in, and he’d ended up spending twenty minutes trying to string a pretty green stone he’d picked up on a piece of string. Any normal person would’ve just given it to Pidge directly, but Lance thought it’d be more fun to hide it somewhere and wait for Pidge to find it. She’d walked out of Green’s hangar the next morning with the stone around her neck and a smile on her face, and well. It spiraled from there.

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3.10 part 5 - Bånder: The three times Isak broke eye contact, closed his eyes, or averted his gaze + the three times Even doesn’t let Isak let go of him

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panic! at the disco lyrics + dance