too many people to choose from

Some tips to writing gay sex when you aren’t a gay guy:

When your characters are cis men:

  • Preparation can be key. If your character didn’t expect to have sex that night, then he probably isn’t prepared. If there is penetration going to be happening, some men prefer to get themselves ready… y’know… clean up. Otherwise bad stuff can sometimes happen and it’s not pleasant for either person.
  • LUBE. Not spit. LUBE. Spit dries up really easily and it can pull on that sensitive flesh and that’s not a pleasant experience for most people. There are also different types of lube which you can choose from depending on the type of situation!
  • There are other ways of having sex then putting dick in butt. Many other ways. Explore them! This also applies to every other gender.
  • Stretching before penetration is important, it can REALLY hurt otherwise. Your character needs to be relaxed, but don’t overstretch them (that can hurt too). That ain’t fun buddy, don’t put your character through that.
  • Don’t just… have your guy who is on top slam his dick into the other? That’s not fun, put some speed differences in there, have him pay attention to the other’s responses.

When the characters are trans men:

  • All trans men are different, much like all cis men are different, and all girls are different, and all other-gendered-folk are different as well. Each has their own experience with their lives, these notes are just things that I’ve personally learned along the way, so they may not be applicable to everyone!
  • After going on HRT (hormone replacement therapy), men can grow facial hair and get a deeper voice.
  • If your character shows signs of having hormones, he may not be able to produce natural lubrication anymore in his parts. Much like cismen, he also needs lube.
  • Some trans men prefer anal, just cause gender dysphoria can suck sometimes.
  • Try to stray away from calling your trans character terms like ‘tranny’ or other terms that can be hurtful. (Some older generations may find power in the term, so this can change.)
  • Some trans men feel uncomfortable when people start talking about their ‘pussy’, calling them ‘woman’, or wanting to ‘impregnate them’ (which for some people -not all though- is impossible once you’ve been on HRT for a while). You might trigger the aforementioned gender dysphoria again in your readers, but also in your character.
  • It’s not a good feeling, so maybe stray away from that! :)
  • Be kind to your trans man, (and your other characters of course), so give him things that make him feel validated as the man he truly is. Use he/him/his pronouns, be obvious about it.

Feel free to add more! This is not an all-encompassing list!
It’s also good to note that everything changes from person to person, so feel free to do some research and talk to trans and cis men alike, go out and write what you like, what makes you happy!

People arguing that the poor shouldn’t have kids and that benefits should be cut from kids in families with “too many kids” are being super obvious that they don’t think of poor people as fully human.  And also that they’re into genocide (it’s not like we live in a world where poverty, deprivation, and lack of access to resources is evenly distributed across all racial/ethnic groups and we all fucking know that).

Rights like being able to have a family, to raise children, to continue our families and cultures are basic parts of human rights that people should be able to choose to engage in (or not, if that’s their preference, but they shouldn’t be coerced not to).

Banning someone from having kids or starting a family or coercing them not to is an incredibly cruel thing to do to someone.  And that’s what people are doing when they suggest poor people shouldn’t have kids.  Rich people and classist assholes act like the choice is between having kids in poverty or having kids not in poverty and that’s just not how things go in reality.  Most people born in poverty will remain in poverty or close to it.  The choice to have kids and start a family outside of poverty is one denied to most people.

And don’t concern troll about the welfare of poor kids if you’re trying to cut their food, housing, education, etc. and if you see them as garbage drains on society.  Concern for poor children is totally fucking unrelated to ruling class desires to control poor people and to victim blame poor people for poverty.

Poor people having kids isn’t what creates poverty, poverty is the result of systematic exploitation and a fucked up inhumane system.  Kids born to the poor are as valuable and human as any other child, and poor people have as much rights to things like having a family as any other human being.

shinee goes grocery shopping

onew:

  • picked up a package of dubu and carried it around (”don’t talk to me or my son ever again”)
  • rotisserie chicken 
  • fried chicken tenders 
  • takes a sample, waits five minutes to casually walk by and take another one 
  • buys a pineapple to remember his boy pinee 
  • if lost can find him watching the crabs in the tanks 

jonghyun:

  • smells candles until everything is just one indistinguishable strong scent and he has a huge headache 
  • pls no more chicken breast 
  • stress bought a whole chocolate mousse cake 
  • reenacting risky business in the aisles 
  • people are staring but what is shame???
  • uses most of his time choosing a body wash (”we are going to leave you here if you don’t pick one in the next three minutes”) 

key:

  • buying fruit for juice cleanse and jam 
  • wallet is full of receipts and coupons 
  • actual coupon master. his total goes from $56.35 to $24.70
  • buys french baguettes and cheese to feel fancy 
  • another trip to the store, another pair of house slippers (he has too many for a person who has only two feet but this one is pink and has bunny ears so) 
  • ketchup 

minho:

  • avocados + bananas + protein powder 
  • buys all the practical shit like toilet paper and garbage bags 
  • helpful bagger 
  • lines up the shopping carts so well people keep asking him if he works there
  • doesn’t have the heart to tell them no so he helps customers get things from high shelves and stuff 

taemin:

  • waits until he’s surviving off cup ramen to even go
  • puts random shit in the cart 
  • buys a jackfruit bc “it looks cool” but doesn’t know how to eat it so it’s just there… in the fridge… mocking him 
  • also never knows which groceries are his??? 
  • rides the shopping cart like a scooter (push, push, weeeeee)
  • makes direct eye contact with all the video cameras and doesn’t. look. away. security is v uncomfortable 
It is common to fall in love with an idea of someone rather than the actual person. Too many people make the mistake of only loving a person to an extent, which isn’t the way you should love someone at all. When it comes to love you must choose your person carefully, you must love whole heartedly. You must sacrifice deeply, compromise equally, practice patience, give your all willingly. Do not fall for an idea when you fall in love because in the end someone will get hurt.
—  Tenari Ioapo
how to write a fat character

by: your local fat writer 

media seems to do such a terrible job at representing people like me and same goes for many fic writers who try to base their characters on these characters shown in media. Here are some basic do’s and and don’t’s to writing fat characters! 

DONT:

  • make your character in love with food- they’re allowed to eat like everyone else, but not every real fat person has an obsession over food. The rule can get iffy if your fat character is a cook.*
  • make your character the center of jokes- everyone has something “funny” about them, but don’t make your fat character constantly make jokes about their own weight. Fat people get enough bullshit from skinny people about their weight already. 
  • make your character incredibly unfit- there are real fat people who are incredibly athletic! their weight may be from genetics or from proper muscle building (not the muscle building we’re groomed to think is right in society). The choices your character makes is what affects their athleticism, not their weight 
  • make your character the Depressed One- yes, fat people do get upset over their body. Many go through horrible diets to try and get slim. It takes years for real fat people to get over it and realize their body is horrible gross. Their weight can simply be because of genetics, not because of how much they eat. 
  • make your character’s arc about things involving their weight- unless your fat character ABSOLUTELY needs to involve food, don’t make this their entire character arc. There are so many cooler things you can do with your character; sexuality, friends/family, simplifying the heroes journey, etc. make your character exciting! make them relatable! 
  • make your character the token fat character- the real world has many types of people, the fantasy world should not be too different from this fact. Your characters should always show diversity, and sometimes repetition is good when its the right character type. 

*making your fat character a chef can be a risky move. think about why your fat character is a chef. was it because they’re the fat character? or is there something that influenced them to become a chef? choose your answer carefully

DO:

  • make your character’s interests diverse- I like food! but i also like many other things! video games, bike riding, painting, singing, give your character varying interests! maybe your character has that one thing they love above all else. the game Fire Emblem: Awakening has always been my go-to favorite thing, what’s your character’s?
  • make your character an individual- develop their personality! how would your character react to seeing the ASPCA commercials? What’s their reaction when a family member dies? When their favorite artist is performing in town? Are there songs that make them emotional? What do they do to de-stress? Do they stim? There’s PLENTY you can say about your character that isn’t just “I love food.”
  • make your character as realistic as possible- just as skinny people are diverse, so are fat people. When you’re describing a fat character, don’t default to “pear shaped.” there are proportionate and disproportionate fat people. maybe they have fatter thighs than they do calves, their stomach pops out but they don’t have “bingo wings,” maybe their chin does that weird thing or maybe it doesn’t (this happens to skinny people, too!). and don’t forget stretch marks. they are real and they are not “taboo.”
  • write your character as if they’re like any other- it all boils down to one thing: the similarities and differences. I’m an XL and my friend is an XS, we both enjoy oversized hoodies! She would wear hoodies in the summer but I would rather walk around shirtless (if society didn’t tell us boobs are bad.) I would never wear short shorts when exercising because they ride up my thighs. Your fat character can act just the same as your skinny one(s).

So the other day I got this message in my inbox:

“What if ji and ksoo were to see the sexual and erotic stuff you shippers write/post about them? Just imagine how it makes them feel. As two men who are just friends it could make them really uncomfortable and they probably think its disrespectful too smh”

Rather than replying straight to this person and being petty, throwing shade and ready to fight like I usually am….I figured I’d reply with this nice and calm well thought out post since this subject comes up often with Kaisoo and I feel like this possibility needs a bit of exploration. :)

*****DISCLAIMER******: As everyone should know by now, I am a kaisoo supporter and this post is mainly to break down misconceptions in relation to them only. In other words, I am not speaking for other pairings/ships that arent Kaisoo. This is solely my perception and view on this so no shade will be tolerated. I edited this both on my laptop and my phone so idk if the “read more” shyt appeared…dont shoot me. The names of Kaisoo have been abbreviated to eliminate appearing in their respective tags. This post is also not to condone or promote the sharing of sexually explicit forms of shipping directly with the artists involved. (i.e messaging it to them on social media, mailing it to them, shouting things like “how hard does ji f*ck you” to ksoo in person, etcetera etcetera blah blah yada yada)

So, EXO debuted in 2012.

This makes about 4 years since they have been active in the industry.
Kaisoo shippers began noticing their interactions way before EXO’s debut.
Then, this airport photo that was released to the public was one of the first ones that showed how intimate they were with one another:

This pre debut photo was also leaked along with others, some of which were noted to have been much more intimate:

Eerily, these intimate photos vanished after EXO’s debut and are currently nowhere to be found online.

Anyway…moving on. :)


So we know that the kaisoo ship began its first stages of sailing around 2010-late 2011, before EXO’s debut.
Throughout all 4 years of EXO being active, both JI and KS have maintained steady and intimate interactions with one another. There were only two major periods during these 4 years of which the two seemed to be more distant around each other than usual. (There are many theories about this, research more if you’re interested.)

Simultaneously within these 4 years, the kaisoo pairing grew to become one of the longest and most popular pairings in EXO, to the point where it not only became one of EXO’s main pairings but one of the most popular pairings within the Korean idol industry as a whole.

That’s a lot of popularity, right?
I hope you are following along.

“Kaisoo” is what international fans use to refer to “KAI” and “KyungSOO” being paired.
However, in Korea, they are referred to as “KADI”

“KADI” is written as “카디 ” in hangul.
Below is a screencap from an interview for EXO’s 2nd box dvd that included both JI and KS, released in 2015:

As you can see, they both seem to be well informed about their Korean couple name, “Kadi”.

Okay, so what does this mean? Just cuz they know the name doesnt mean they’ve seen what fans draw of them! It should be kept private!

This brings me to my next point.
Again, KADI written in hangul is 카디.
One of Korea’s most popular search engines is “NAVER. It is Korea’s equivalent to GOOGLE in the US. More than 25 million people in South Korea have used NAVER.
NAVER has also collaborated with and sponsored many EXO related things both past and present.

I searched for 카디 in NAVER, and this is what came up:

On almost every page, there were drawings of JI and KS that were intimate and very erotic.

So, this leads me to my final point.


If we look at the timeline and how the kaisoo ship started before debut, it grew to be one of the most popular ships, they both know about their ship name and that erotic images show up when you search their name on NAVER (we could even factor in that JI has had an instagram in the past and that KS has been rumoured to have a private one)…then one could only conclude that the chance of them already having seen and possibly even read what fans have created about them is pretty high.

In short, I know a lot of you want to protect JI and KS and make sure that things like this stay private and out of their reach, but I am 99% sure that its too late for that and they have already seen these things.

I also don’t feel like protection is needed, though, and its because of this reason. If we can conclude that within 4 years they had to have been exposed to “erotic kaisoo fanart/fiction” then we can also conclude that there is a possibility that they aren’t bothered by it too much.

The reason for this once again goes back to the timeline. We know that the kaisoo pairing has been around since 2010. We also know there is a possibility they both knew about their pairing. 

 Hypothetically, lets say that I am and idol and found out that fans were looking at my interactions with another idol and creating sexual imagery out of these reactions and I don’t like it. My first reaction to limit this would be to reduce how much I interact with this person in the public eye. Less touching, less whispering, less laughing and being seen together. Whether fanservice or just normal interaction, if me being shipped with this person made me uncomfortable, the interaction with them would slow down. 

 But Kadi’s interactions with one another didn’t slow down until almost 2 years after debut, which would lead one to come to the conclusion that A.) They are not bothered by being paired with one another, and B.) The reactions slowed down for a reason other than them being uncomfortable with shipping.

I’m pretty sure they’re bothered and just feel like they can’t say anything cuz of SM!!

This is a possibility, but again not very likely. Remember not too long ago when Chanyolk put up that long post on instagram after people found out he started following a specific female idol? And we all know about how vocal Amburr has been lately about ef ex as well. KS was able to politely communicate that he no longer needs gifts from fans, so its safe to say that if shipping him with JI was an issue that would have been conveyed somehow too.

There is also so much evidence from Kaisoo themselves clearly showing how shipping doesnt seem to make them uncomfortable.

We have the sticker set that JI used on his phone. This sticker set was made by and given to him by a fansite:

In this sticker set there were drawings of JI by himself, JI with animals and KS drawings, but not any other member/idol. This also shows that, once again, kaisoo had been shipped by the public for a long time, giving them the likely hood of knowing about it. 

There are  also lots of videos in which you can see both JI and KS smiling at banners of which their ship name had appeared:

And then there is the eery coincidence of JI mentioning that one of his favorite songs was “Montreal” by the weekend, 4 years after it was used in a FMV for a kaisoo fanfic called “Arbitrage”:



Has he read the actual fic? Most likely not. But its possible he may have seen seen the FMV which included clips of him with KS as well.

I want to reiterate agian that this post is not to say that its okay to post sexual works of idol pairings in places that they will see it. Of course it should stay among shippers only. What Im saying is that on a website like tumblr, an idol from south Korea is not likely to see what shippers post and even still, because there are shippers who share things externally and search engines exist…there is the possibility that an idol has already seen what you’re trying to keep from them.


Whether you choose to acknowledge it or not, shipping is and always has been apart of the kpop industry. We know it, the companies know it and idols know it too.


With the internet being such an open way of communicating and sharing things for so many people, its only a matter of time before some nsfw shipping art is leaked on a platform that makes it more accessible to idols. But this is not something that you can blame shipping itself(especially when it is encouraged) or the MAJORITY of shippers for. The majority of us are not sending our NSFW kaisoo art and fics directly to KS and JI themselves. It was even Kaisoo shippers themselves who used our voices to stop the film adaptation of Anterograde Tomorrow in an effort to protect Kaisoo. The majority of us are just talking among ourselves on exclusive and private platforms and sharing our imagination in the form of art.


Every now and then someone may leak things that should have been kept private. But that is an issue for THOSE shippers, not shippers and shipping as a whole. There are good and not so good people in all fandoms, and there is nothing wrong with artistic expression among fans.


So in short, to answer your question…I (clearly) wonder sometimes if Kaisoo has seen what things shippers post about them all the time. I do acknowledge the possibility that they also may have seen these works. I do wonder how it makes them feel, but I also know that they are adults and if they do feel uncomfortable or if they feel its disrespectful they will tell us/show us in their own way and we don’t have to worry about protecting them from things like this. :)

anonymous asked:

In canon, when do you think Victor and Yuuri had their first time together? Do you think it was before Grand Prix? Right after? Or maybe not until they moved to Russia together because they wanted to take it slow and make sure Yuuri didn't get anxious about going too fast with their relationship?

Oh, hmmmm. That’s actually a good question. I’m honestly not sure because their private life is kept quite, well, private in the show. Any of those options are valid. 

Part of me feels like their first time might have been after the airport proposal. No matter what, I sincerely believe they slept in the same bed that night. (I could go into a whole spiel about it, but I won’t.) With their reactions to being apart for just a couple days, how close they had to get to each other, and the intensity of their feelings, there’s no way that Victor (or Yuuri even) wouldn’t have asked to share a bed when they got home. I don’t think either would have refused at that point. Whether they had sex or just cuddled, I dunno.

I also feel like their first time could have been a messy, not-planned-at-all handjob sometime during the summer. (That they never talked about and pretended didn’t happen for far too long.) (I’m also running mostly on the assumption that Yuuri’s probably a virgin when he meets Victor. (Although that’s also debatable.))

Before the Grand Prix is a totally reasonable time too, because, again, the ring exchange happened. I’ve always wondered if they went back to the hotel room and actually discussed what the rings meant. Or, maybe even, it happened back in Japan a day or so before they left for Barcelona as a way for Victor to help Yuuri ‘ease the tension’ before the competition. 

((I dunno, the way Yuuri acted in episode 8 always makes me think something happened much earlier than Barcelona, maybe sometime just after episode 7.))

If they were having sex by the time the Grand Prix final rolled around, I think for sure they would have gone back to their room and had sex after it all. But as their first time? I dunno, a lot of things happened that day and adding their first time to that might have been overwhelming for Yuuri? (Although, talk about a great fic to write…..)

And yet, after I’ve said all of this, there are still some moments (even in the last episode) that Yuuri still just seems like a blushing virgin, so I’m totally on board with them waiting until Yuuri’s living with Victor in Russia. Yuuri is pretty insecure/anxious about things, especially when it comes to relationships or being physically close with people. So to me, this is a pretty likely scenario - them being engaged for months, waiting until Yuuri’s fully settled in, talking about in-depth it for days beforehand, and then Victor planning a whole, beautiful evening for Yuuri to make him feel like he’s the only person in the world.

There’s just too many great options. I’d love to hear what you guys think!!

Profiles in Choice: Volume 2

School choice is an illusion.  It is not a universal possibility. Anyone who thinks otherwise needs to take into account far more variables than they are currently considering.

You know what makes it possible for some students to choose schools outside of their immediate districted area and makes it impossible for others? Transportation.

Some students have cars.

Some students have parents who can drop them off and pick them up.

Some students can afford to Uber or Lyft to and from school every day.

And some students do not have money for the bus.

Do you see the difference?

Some cities have free transportation to and from school for students. I salute the excellent people who worked so hard to make this a reality. But far too many still do not. So, students have to pay, walk, or be transported. Spoiler alert: this really limits their choices.

At my school there is a charming brother and sister pair who used to ride to school on matching bikes every day. But one day the brother messed up his tire en route. Without the money to fix the problem, he has had to stop riding for the past couple of months. Now they take turns on one skateboard and one bicycle. She is older, so sometimes he holds onto her shoulder and she pulls him. They are tardy with increased regularity. I called their mother, a caring, hard-working woman. You know what she told me? “Yeah, I worry a lot about them out on the roads, too.”

You know what she doesn’t have? Another choice. She can’t drive them; she has to work instead, in order to be able to continue to feed them. So this is how it is for now.

One girl in my speech class has a protective father. He does not like her getting home by herself after dark. So, this good man picks her up every day. When he gets out of work. Sometimes as late as 7 p.m. At least she can get her homework done.

“Ms. S, can you lend me a dollar for the bus?” is almost as common a question in my room as, “What are we doing today?” or, “What page are we on?”

Many of my students can’t afford even a reduced price bus pass. I imagine for Mrs. DeVos and her friends this doesn’t seem like such a common occurrence. To them it is probably unimaginable. But she probably never had to go without eating so that her children could eat either, as one of my student’s “Personal Hero Speech”  revealed had been the case in her family.

Mrs. DeVos probably never had to spend a chunk of her minimum wage salary on splitting Ubers with her three friends just to get to school in the morning, or walk over a mile in the rain just to get back home. Mrs. DeVos probably does not understand that not everyone can just make a choice and a magic money fairy appears to make that choice a reality.

Ms. DeVos only knows that, “…public schools are not succeeding. In fact, let’s be clear, in many cases, they are failing.”

And she also knows she is just the right choice to ride in and change all that.

GORILLAZ PROFILE: ABOUT 2D

PERSONALITY

he is the stooge

he’s trusting, a dimwit, clumsy, irresponsible, egoistical, talkative

but a good listener, a sweetheart, a bit of a prude, polite & well-mannered

would make a good boyfriend (if he wasn’t distracted)

people who are less charitable call him thick though


MISCELLANEOUS

he couldn’t believe he saw Kelly Clarkson in a party (for whatever reasons)

he compares himself to Brian Eno

he would like to relocate Britain to the Carribean if he were prime minister

he had a slot on Dragons’ Den to present his idea of a softer world, but his foam suit caught fire because of cigarettes & he had severe burns

he thought Britt Ekland was attractive, but her ass wasn’t as big & she was annoying him in real life since Murdoc gave him a copy of Wicker Man

he wanted to be an actor but it was too much work for him


POLITICAL VIEWS & OTHERS

He practises Buddhism

He thinks mediocre people die early & nobody knows because they’re mediocre….

I think it’s important for each and every person to have the liberty and the freedom to live their lives how they choose to without the interjection and repression from heavy handed authorities. It’s about basic human rights, really

There is a lot of pain in the world. I think part of the problem is that there are too many hard, sharp edges. If the world was softer, like if everything was covered in foam, there would be fewer accidents because when people fell over or walked into things they would bounce

“We look for signs of life outside ourselves, for a connection to…alleviate the sense of solitude. That’s why we all do what we do, whether we know it of ourselves or not.”

“You remember when you were a little kid and you would look at the clouds in the sky as the sunlight bounced off them. And something that simple would make you feel a part of everything and all alone at the same time. And that feeling’s not something you can ever put into words so you spend your whole life chasing it; making music, taking pictures, painting… whatever, in the hope that other people will understand that sense or… feeling. As creative entities we look for signs of life outside ourselves, for a connection to… alleviate the sense of solitude. That’s why we all do what we do, whether we know it of ourselves or not.”

“Why do people always want to go back in time? I’d go to the future, though I heard from a song once where they were singing about having been to the year 3000 & that not much had changed but they lived underwater, which I think is a big change actually because how did they breathe?”

“Rule number one: Don’t muck about with fireworks in the bunks.”

“Some people dream of being in a band, but my dream is to go back to Eastbourne funfair and run the dodgems again”

“That’s the future, you can’t worry about that too much. What’s happening right now is all that counts”



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Commission for Minnie & Lily.

These art their FFXIV characters, I just found I seldom use green colors on clothes before when I do this commission, it was a little bit fresh for me to choose the color.:D

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We’ll Have Tonight, LMM/Reader

Prompt: New York City is your own weekend mistress.

Words: 2,007

Author’s Note: This was heavily inspired by the movie ‘Before We Go’ (which is on Netflix, you should watch it!). Title taken from TL5Y, because I love that musical with all my heart. This is probably as close to angst as I will write.

Warnings: Mentions of cheating, cursing.

Askbox | Masterlist


It seemed that every person’s mission in New York was to make you miss your train.

You had it all planned out, too. An itinerary sat unused in your purse, your meticulously timed day was off to a late start with the first item. Checking out of your hotel.

You gave yourself twenty minutes for this. Collect your bag - which had been carefully packed the night before - and turn in your keys. A particularly difficult family ahead of you and an excruciatingly slow computer decided against your twenty minute window.

Ten minutes behind schedule.

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Meta: DRRR, Shizaya, and Monstrous Romance

Alright. Shizaya. I should begin this by saying a couple of things: first of all, in the interests of time, much of this will be freeform more than pulling up specific examples from canon or screenshots or quotes or the like. Shizaya is one of my very top OTPs and I’ve spent a lot (possibly too much) time thinking about their dynamic, so a lot of this is built upon conclusions built on conclusions built on conclusions. It’s meta all the way down, folks. Also please note that much of this will be heavily colored by my own perspective here; I’m not trying to be unbiased or objective as much as to ramble for some extended period about my own take on one of my favorite ships. So take several grains of salt with you before we embark on this. It’s also going to be a mess. I’ll try to break it out into more-or-less cohesive sections, but I have a lot to say and I’m not sure even where to start so I’m just going to give it to you all at once. Hopefully it’s more fun than overwhelming.

With that I’ll jump right in!

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If I see one more person refer to female led movies as “feminist propaganda” I’m rioting. Women are half the human race and half the audience of popular media.

There are 6 Star Wars movies and an infinite amount of extended universe material with a male lead, but it’s “forced equality” for Rey and Jyn Erso to be the leads in the most recent movies?

There’s already a Ghostbusters movie with men, so why is it such an enormous problem for a female remake that provides role models for a whole generation of little girls to exist? Even if you don’t like it personally, have you considered that you might not be the target audience this time around? The new version doesn’t erase the existence of the original, it’s still there for you to enjoy whenever you like.

Men already have so many movies with male leads, so why do a large number of them feel the need to complain and belittle the few movies which actually have strong female leads that women can identify with?

It comes down to the fact that when you’re used to popular media catering for you and people who look like you, equality feels like oppression. If you’re so desperate for movies with male leads, then there are only several million for you to choose from, I’m sure it won’t be too difficult for you to find something.

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[From Dengeki Girl’s Style magazine (released yesterday) → Otome Game Award]

Top 10 Other Games of 2016:
IDOLiSH7 is the 1st place!! (596 votes)

Top 10 Other Game Characters of 2016:
1st place - Yotsuba Tamaki (369 votes)
4th place - Kujou Tenn (346 votes)
5th place - Ousaka Sougo (341 votes)

Last year:
IDOLiSH7 was the 3rd place
Characters:
2nd place - Kujou Tenn
4th place - Yaotome Gaku
5th place - Ousaka Sougo


The maker’s comment: 

(Top 10 Other Games of 2016) To think we can get a honorable prize like this, we are very grateful from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who loves IDOLiSH7. It really encourages us, the project team. From now on too, we will work hard so we can give many surprises to everyone! 

(Top 10 Other Game Characters of 2016) Thank you very much for choosing Tamaki-kun as the 1st place of “Other Games Characters”! The free-spirited Tamaki-kun will grow to be stronger, and cooler. Looking at the free-spirited him, it gives us more confidence too. Tamaki-kun is definitely happy hearing that he has become an idol who’s loved by a large number of people. Please keep expecting more of what will happen to him from now on, and please keep supporting Tamaki-kun!

Tamaki’s comment: "Does ranking 1 mean everyone chose me to be the number one? that’s super amazing. I, can do physical activities but I’m not smart, I couldn’t even get a perfect score until now. But, for the first time, everyone chose me, and I get the 1st place. Seriously, thank you for choosing me. The other members are also happy about this. A happy day like this, I will never forget it.“

this is something very personal to me that i felt necessary to share, so that maybe many other people can understand

we need to talk more about mixed topics. the discourse revolving around biracial/multiracial people is practically non-existent and it needs to be. too many times i’ve talked to fellow multiracial people and have them express how unhappy they are, but they just accept this treatment because there’s “nothing we can do.” now granted, this is pretty uncharted territory, because the normalcy of being multiracial is increasing drastically. but we need to talk about it.

mixed people get excluded from social issues by monoracial people because they are not “enough.” they will be told to choose a side, they will be told that they’re aren’t REALLY a certain race because it makes up a percentage of them, and not the whole. they will be fetishized by rappers and the media because they’re “exotic,” people will say how they “want mixed babies because they’re just so cute!” they will go through the identity crisis of feeling like they don’t belong to something in a world that is so obsessed with categorizing people. in 2017 we need to stop treating multiracial people as if they’re a recipe that can be messed up, we need to stop calculating their percentages as if that really matters, and we need to stop ignoring what they have to say. EVERYONE REBLOG THIS. whether you’re multiracial, biracial, monoracial, white, etc. reblog it.

“Moments” Carl x Reader

Words: 888

Carl Grimes x Reader

Summary: Carl and Reader get caught doing some things

Warnings: Smut, fluff, slight swearing

Originally posted by dezzi1026


“Y/N, you’ve got to be quiet.” Carl told me, leading me out of his window.

“I’m trying!” I exclaimed quietly. I’m a bit clumsy.

Carl and I have been dating for a few months, but we didn’t dare tell anybody. There were too many risks. Rick and Michonne were nice enough to let me stay in their house; I didn’t want to upset them, especially after they specifically told me to not get involved with Carl.

They’re sweet people, especially Rick. I know he has a good heart- good enough to save me from a walker and take me in a year ago. He became someone I refer to as my father. But, I wasn’t his kid. I wasn’t Carl, and I know he would choose him over me any day. I respect that. Which is why when he asked me to not be with Carl, I agreed. He explained that it had nothing to do with me, he loved me- he just didn’t think the zombie apocalypse was the best place to have teenage love. “Teenage love leads to babies,” Rick told me, “And trust me when I say that Carl doesn’t need a baby right now.”

But, here I am, sneaking out of the house with him. It’s become a normal thing now, to sneak out of his bedroom window to go outside.

“Where are we going?” I ask him once we get out. I look around Alexandria- no one to be seen.

“It’s a surprise.”

We walked a little while further until we were almost out of the boundaries. I didn’t question him, but I was getting nervous.

“We’re here.” He told me. I gasped.

“Carl…” I trailed off. He had set up a blanket in the grass, with food for us to eat. Alongside that was a bottle of vodka and a necklace (both of which he had presumably stolen on a run when no one was looking.)

“You’re amazing, did you know that?” I looked up at him, kissing him lightly. He kissed me a little deeper, but I pulled away. “Easy there, tiger.” I joked.

Carl picked up the necklace from the ground and put it around my neck. I wish I had a mirror to see what it looked like on, but I didn’t need one to know that it was beautiful.

“It looks good on you.” He complimented me, making me blush.

“Let’s eat, yeah?”

We ate all the food, and drank the whole bottle of vodka. We laughed until our sides hurt, which was a very rare occurrence. It’s moments like those that I live for. We enjoyed each other companies for a few more hours before we had to go back to the house and pretend to not be together. 

“Carl, iss almosst daytime. We gotta go back,” I slurred.

“Okay,” He stumbled getting up. We helped each other walk back to the house before going into our separate bedrooms.

I couldn’t sleep. Other than the fact that the sun was already coming up, I was insanely horny and I wanted Carl. I let myself sober up a bit more before I walked out of my room quietly and snuck into his room. I saw him lying on his bed, reading comics.

“How in the world are you reading right now,” I giggle, sitting down next to him. He sets down the comic and starts kissing me, his tongue sneaking into my mouth.

His hands travel up my shirt, reaching to remove my bra. He starts massaging my boobs, making me moan.

“Oh,” I moan. I pull down my shorts while he takes off his, and he starts pumping his fingers in and out of me. I clamp my hand over my mouth in order to keep myself quiet, but Carl takes that as a challenge. He uncovers my mouth and starts going faster. “Fuck, Carl, oh my god,”

I hear his door swing wide open.

Rick.

“Shit,” Carl and I both say, Carl moving on top of me to shield my body from his father.

“What the hell…” Rick says. “Get dressed. Now.”

He slams the door, looking pissed. We scurry to get dressed and we head downstairs.

“He’s going to kill us.” I whisper to Carl, who doesn’t say anything.

We sit down on the couch, in front of Rick, waiting for him to say something. He stares at us, like he’s trying to figure out what to say. We both wait in anticipation.

“You two reek of alcohol.” Rick says, and I let out a breath.

“I’m sorry.” I say quietly.

“Look, I don’t want to be mad at you two.” He says, running his fingers through his hair. “I should have seen this coming. I should have given you two the talk a long time ago, given you condoms. Should’ve had Y/N stay with Daryl…” He rambles, but it seems more like he is talking to himself. My heart stops, realizing that he might actually make me move out.

“Just… If I can’t prevent it, which I see that I can’t… Use condoms.” He says uncomfortably after a long period of silence. We both nod, and Rick leaves the room.

“Should we finish what we started?” Carl smirks.

And that’s the day you realized that sound travels around Alexandria. Especially if you forgot to close Carl’s window the night before.

A Guide for Your Books of Shadows

• What is a Book of Shadows ?

Traditionally, all spells, formulas and rituals would be recorded in a Grimoire, which is now more commonly known as the Book of Shadows. Sometimes people will refer to it as either one, there’s no right or wrong name, it’s what you choose.

It’s a book of learning, sometimes these are passed down through generations with each adding to it as they learn and work. Sadly now it is uncommon and so you may need to make your own.

It is never too soon to make one. You’ll want a record of everything you’ve done, whether it worked or not. It is not a diary, rather something to record rituals, modifications, and any other workings or findings that need recording.

Some people choose to write in code, and a lot of old ones were done in runes, magical alphabets or pictures. Many people believe they should not be shared, unless you are passing on to someone or within your own coven. This may have come from fear of being tried or a want to keep what works within a few people.

• How would I record something ?

You’ll want as much information added as possible, after all if you’re going to pass it on to someone they won’t know all the details you did.

Sometimes you may draw a symbol and add notes. Other times you may record spells, formulas and rituals, therefore wanting more than a few words describing what you did. I have done a simple amulet before that took two pages of notes.

• So how would I record spells and formulas ?

You may not need or want all of these, you may have others you want to take note of, but this is a good start.

Type of spell or formula - this should state what the type of spell is (blessing, binding, protection etc). When developing formulas for lotions and potions you need to be clear of the exact purpose.

Date and time made - this gives a cross reference if you want to use planetary hours or magical days.

Reference - you’ll want to make your own system for this so you can find the pages easily again. You may choose to write SPELL largely so when you flick through it jumps out, you may want to colour dot the corners, have symbols to set it apart. This is up to you and how you would be able to find something perhaps years in the future.

Astrological phase - if you have an interest in astrology you may want to record where the planets are when you prepare.

Specific purpose - clearly state what this is for. It helps to focus and also leaves no one in any doubt of your intention should your book be shared or found. If there is more than one purpose record them all.

List of ingredients and supplies - having all the ingredients to hand within your space ensures that you won’t use the wrong thing, or need to leave your sacred space. Also if you want to repeat it you’ll be sure that nothing will change.

Specific location - some spells require a certain setting, you should note where you are when working.

Date, time and astrological phase when used - different to when setting up. Sometimes you would make a lotion at a certain phase of the moon, but want to use it on a different day. If casting a spell to take immediate effect, this would be the one to fill in. Also with spells you have not made yourself, you wouldn’t have a reference of when it was made, but you would have one of when to use. This is the most common one used in a BoS.

Results - record everything you feel are associated with your working, how successful you consider it, how it may be improved.

Deities invoked during preparation and/or used - if you call on any to aid you, here is where to record it. It will help you find who aids you best in which aspects.

Step by step instructions for preparation and/or use - list the order of ingredients, list words used, list when tools are used. Imagine you are writing the method for someone else, what would they do to follow the spell.

Additional notes - if anything seems strange, bizarre or noteworthy add it here. If you ever rework it you’ll know what to expect.

• So how would I record a ritual ?

Rituals are performed differently all over, you may find a need to record yours. Here’s a good start.

Type of ritual - there are many types, you’ll want to record if it is one of invocation, honouring, supplication (asking a favour) or gratitude.

Date and time made - it will help to be consistent with recording this, you may decide upon time (am or pm)/date/month/year. You may decide time/month/date/year. It depends on how you would normally keep track. Stick to what you know and use rather than switching to something new.

Moon phase and astrological correspondences - as you become more proficient you’ll wish to be more accurate and will want to draw in as much power as you can.

Weather - weather has an effect on mood and the way you would carry out your ritual. A ritual honouring Thor or Mars would have more energy in a thunderstorm for instance.

Physical health - your health is important in any working, after all your energy is being used as well.

Purpose of ritual - again, state very clearly and list all that apply.

Tools and other items required - you should list how tools were laid out and what you used. If your intuition tells you to use something make note of it so you can find out why.

Deities or energies invoked - you should start any ritual with a clear idea of the specific deities/energies required for success.

Approximate length of ritual - if you wish to repeat it in the future you’ll need a record of how long it took. Devoting less time may not give the same results if repeated. If you are calling on a God or Goddess you owe them the right time.

Results of ritual - record the results you felt from it, how you yourself felt and how any energy has changed.

Ritual composition - list the order of ingredients, list words used, list when tools are used. Imagine you are writing the method for someone else, what would they do to follow the ritual.

Additional notes - note down anything else you feel is noteworthy, how you might improve it, strange feelings or occurrences, any specific thoughts and ideas that might come to you.

• What else would I add in ?

Anything you may find helpful. Lists of herbs and their uses, you may want to draw the herbs. Any crystals, stones, candles, symbols and their respective meanings and uses. Start with what you work best with and add if needed.

☆☆Thank you for reading, I hope this was of use☆☆

Nonsense (Jungkook x Reader)

Pairing: Jungkook x Reader

Words: 2,895

Genre: Smut

A/N: Sorry for the wait~ I hope you enjoy ^^


The sickening thought pierces you as you’re curled up on your couch, Inkigayo playing on the screen. Jungkook is doing his best as always, flashing the camera looks that he always says “aren’t sexy”, but undeniably are. His hips thrust forward and his movements are perfect, ARMY screaming in the background, always the faithful studio audience.

And—watching the kind-hearted, hard-working boy on screen—you think something that scares you.

I’m not good enough for him.

Not good enough for the golden maknae—the boy who can do everything. Sing, rap, dance—he’s even got the looks and the personality to back it up. And in comparison to all of that…who are you? You’re so normal in comparison to him. Sure, you’re not a bad singer, and you try hard at your job and your school work, but…

He’s too good for me.

Your heart aches at the terrifying realization, your lips pressing into a straight line. Your entire body tenses, distraught because your boyfriend is…beyond you. Why had he chose to date you of all people? Surely there were prettier, more talented girls that he could choose from. So many ARMY’s you’d spotted at fan-meets were so beautiful…

“Shit,” you whisper, the first fallen tears tumbling down your cheeks, the water droplets plopping onto your bare hands. Hurriedly you rush to wipe the wetness away, but despite your efforts the tears don’t stop. The negative thoughts in your mind continue to weigh down on you, and no matter how hard you try to rationalize—try to convince yourself otherwise—the thoughts persist.

Burying your face in your palms, teeth tightly grit, you hardly notice when the broadcast ends. The ending ment takes place, the artists’ way goodbye, and the next program begins. By the time you finally look up—eyes stinging and vision blurry—it’s been a good half an hour.

“Fuck–!” you hiccup, making a dive for the coffee table where you phone is resting. After the show tonight he’d been planning to come over and spend time with you—but he can’t see you like this! Oh god—

To your utter horror, the minute you unlock the device a new message flashes on the screen.

Jeon Jungkookie <3

I’m right around the corner. Unlock the door for me cuz I know you’ll forget.

Panicked, you glance up at your door, actually debating running over to lock it when you notice that it’s already unlocked.

You

You don’t have to come! I’m sure you’re tired!

…is what your hurriedly type as an excuse, hoping that maybe for once he’ll actually listen. Maybe for once he’ll actually feel tired and will agree that the dorm will be more comfortable, and—

Jeon Jungkookie <3

Nope~ I’m in the lobby. And yeah I’m tired—I plan to spend the rest of the night sleeping with you in my arms.

His words would normally make your heart flutter with love and excitement—because it’s not often that Jungkook says such cute or romantic words—but tonight his statement causes you to almost faint. No no no no—no! He can’t—you can’t—

At that moment the handle to your apartment jiggles—apparently you hadn’t turned the lock all the way—and you hear Jungkook mumble a little curse. He continues messing with the handle—knowing by now how to get it to unlock for him—and you take that second to vault over the couch. You reach your bedroom threshold just as Jungkook opens the front door.

“Hey–,” he starts at seeing you, a smile on his face. He figures that maybe you want to mess with him a little—play a little game of tag because you love not making anything easy for him—but the minute you turn to slam the door shut and he sees the panic on your face, his smile drops.

“Hey, Y/N–,” he tries again, taking a hurried stride forward. However, before he can make it to the door you have it shut and locked, your back pressed against the smooth wood as you slide down to the floor, your chest shaking with a new round of sobs.

“Y/N, hey, c’mon, what’s wrong,” Jungkook immediately begs, his knuckles lightly knocking against the door. The deep-rooted concern in his voice immediately has you crying harder—your noises of distress now reaching his ears.

Jungkook’s heart cracks instantly, his palms pressing flat against the door. His voice catches in his throat, mind blanking. He’s not sure what to do. What the hell managed to get you so upset??

“Y/N, jagi, please,” he tries gently, moving to test the door knob. Of course it’s locked. “Please talk to me. What’s wrong?”

“I…,” is all you manage, wrapping your arms around your knees. Your sobs have quieted despite the steady flow of tears. “I…”

“Please let me in. Talk to me—you can trust me, I promise.”

“Jungkook…,” you begin tentatively, mind feeling numb despite your hammering heart. You set your mouth in a frown, brushing away the wetness staining your cheeks.

“Should we break up?” you ask, a broken laugh following the proposal.

The apartment sits in silence for good few seconds, your throat constricting with each tick of the clock, and then finally—

“What the hell are you talking about?” Jungkook’s voice isn’t angry. He’s…shocked, confused, even heart-broken at the proposition. “Do you…do you seriously think that? Y/N, what the—?”

“You’re too good for me!” you shout suddenly, unable to take the wave of hurt that has washed into his tone. “I’m…I’m just…me! And you’re the golden maknae of BTS! I don’t deserve you! It’s—I mean—it’s just…”

Your head is spinning all over again, too many emotions coursing through you at once.

“Y/N,” Jungkook’s stern voice suddenly breaks through the silence, your racing thoughts screaming to a halt. “Open the door.”

“Jungkook…”

“Please. Open the door,” he says, serious. Immediately you waver, eyes shifting back to look at the locked door knob. You can still hear the sadness hidden behind his calm tone, but you also know that he’s being 100% serious. He wants you to open the door.

Taking a deep breath, smearing away any left-over tears, you push to your feet and turn to face the door. Slowly you lift your hand, fingers grasping the lock and twisting it open. The click echoes throughout the silent apartment, and you step back as the handle twists.

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Inhumans Part Six

Originally posted by lullabyun

Parts: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine,

Genre: A/U, Angst, Violence, Fluff, Romance, more in the future.

Pairing: Yixing x Reader

Word Count: 6K

Summary: Inhumans are people born with powers, feared by most all over the world. Inhumans are often killed before the age of three or kept locked up and tested on. EXO is a rogue group of Inhumans who broke free and are now looking to free fellow Inhumans as well as get justice for their kind. However, with their powers come limitations. With these limitations, they sometimes need a helping hand.

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