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anonymous asked:

Aussie lesbian riding the high of the majority yes vote. We still have hurdles regarding the actual legality of same sex marriage, but it's a breath of fresh air to know we're getting somewhere. Even with a lot of alphabet soup mentions and gender theory, the day I can call my gf my wife and not be asked to leave medical appointments, or be put down as a 'friend' under 'emergency contact' by receptionists. Sorry little personal and rambly, but I really hope Australia continues on the yes route.

I’m so happy for you and for all of Australia’s gay community! It’s true that legalization of same-sex marriage is just one step to ending homophobia, but it’s such an important one. Imagine how much better it would be to grow up gay knowing that one day, you could marry someone you love. Maybe that wasn’t the reality for many of us, but we’re fighting for brighter futures, for ourselves and for generations to come.

-Mod Noel

Arthur Young contrasted the Irishman’s potato diet favorably with the contemporary English Laborer’s bread and cheese. The Irish, he wrote, ‘have a bellyful … I will not assert that potatoes are a better food than bread and cheese but I will have no doubt of a bellyful of the one being much better than half a bellyful of the other.’
—  The Great Hunger by Cecil Woodham Smith

In celebration of the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild releasing this Friday, here is a real world Sheikah Slate! (aka: elaborate iPad mini case)

My friend, Charlie Skinner, and I made it over the summer of 2016 (after I saw the E3 trailer and decided I needed one). It turned out so much better than I ever expected ^___^

Check out how we made it here!

 sibling secrets

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bonus daytime because I like to imagine Amanda yelling down Sarek because please would you let her damn babies play in her rose garden with their space ships already

Rambling about Reigen

Okay, so i really like the popularity of the whole Reigen is asexual headcanon. 

For a lot of reasons. so I’m going to ramble for a bit. not just about that, but also about Reigen and friendship in general.

One thing being; he’s not the sort of character that usually gets seen or portrayed as asexual. He’s not innocent or childish or naive in any way. He’s a sly con man whose greatest weapon is his words and he isn’t above outright manipulation. but he’s also a character who places great importance on being a responsible adult, and damn well tells off adults who pick fights with children. 

But he’s also really lacking in personal connections, and throughout the series thus far has shown no interest in forming romantic relationships, never so much as acting flustered or infatuated around anyone even as a gag. 

but while he has shown no interest in romance he also seems to neglect most other relationships too, but seemingly unintentionally. his neglect of his friendships, unlike his lack of interest pursuing romance, is something that it’s often shown he regrets.

His only real interpersonal connection in the series is with Mob (and Dimple) for the longest time, and after they fall out and we find out more about Reigen’s life outside of his connection to Shigeo we also find out more about the people he knows:

The closest thing he has to friends are a bar full of easily manipulated and flakey people, who turn on him the moment the whole media scandal starts. 

But what makes this different to most ‘loner’ asexual stereotypes is the fact that Reigen is actually incredibly adept at understanding people and isn’t socially inept at all, in contrast to Mob (who in further contrast, is also really good at making friends despite his social ineptitude). 

His main downfall really is that he can be a bit too dismissive of the people he actually cares about at times, both intentionally and unintentionally. Which affects the few interpersonal connections he really does care about since he does take them for granted at times, first with mob in the separation arc, and later in a much more minor way with Serizawa, when Reigen waits until the last minute before asking to hang out with Serizawa for new years:

Serizawa is so important to me as a character, but in regards to Reigen he’s also Reigen’s first real adult friend/employee in the entire series. so while minor, this incident does inform us of quite a bit in contrast to the start of the seperation arc. For one, Reigen accepts the rejection much better than when Mob told him he was busy that time, and even though Serizawa is just as, if not more socially inept than Mob, Reigen doesn’t dismiss his claim of having other friends. So, character growth!

The fandom likes to joke about it a lot, but Reigen has become a beacon of “Dad” to all the kids in the series, as well as the adults who act like kids if i’m honest! (looking at Claw with that statement) And despite being a fraud he’s the one everyone comes to for help, adults and kids alike. 

He’s the person the former Claw members go to at the start of the second Claw arc in order to get help, same with Teru. He’s the one Mob calls to take him and his friends out alien hunting rather than asking his parents. And he’s the one who solves the problems of so many other people in the series using words or plain old common sense. He may not go about things in the most ethical way, but he always honestly tries to leave people in a better place than where they started, even if that involves manipulation.

All in all he’s a unique and complex character, and honestly I couldn’t support the ace Reigen headcanon more.