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1. A selection of television programs you do not care for.
2. A selection of musical artists you do not care for.
3. A selection of celebrities you couldn’t care less about.
4. A hobby you “don’t get”.
5. A habit you find disgusting.
6. Something in school you really liked doing that everyone else hated.
7. Your favorite household chore.
8. Popular video games that make you go “meh”.
9. PC or MAC?
10. A sport you don’t like, for whatever reason.
11. A sport you really like, for whatever reason.
12. Television programs you love but have gotten sh*t for liking.
13. Musical artists you love but have gotten sh*t for liking.
14. A hobby you have/find interesting that other people bother you over/make fun of.
15. A habit you have that other people bug you over.
16. Something in school you hating doing and it felt like everyone else loved.
17. The household chore that makes you want to shoot your own face off.
18. A selection of video games that you enjoy that perhaps you really shouldn’t.
19. A celebrity crush that maybe even you don’t understand.
20. Free rant on whatever grinds your gears at the moment

“Look at all these neurotypicals who reblogged this!”

how about we stop presuming that a person’s neurotypical just because they don’t say what they have explicitly

please and thank you

When I was in college i did one of my research for a class about the evolution of the teenage girl protagonist in my country’s literature. So I reread novels I’d read as a teen and let me tell you, most of them really disapointed me the second time around. I thought most of the heroines were whiny and plain annoying.

Well, I kind of have this feeling now while watching Rory on Gilmore Girls. 

Not gonna lie… I really don’t care about anything the fandom is salty over. It just seems like a whole lot of drama over fairly menial things. It’s not like anyone’s found proof they’ve removed important story segments, walled off entire supports so you can’t even speak to a character, or made casual/Phoenix mode the only mode we can play. I can understand people being bummed, miffed, or upset by certain changes; but this level of anger just seems disproportionate to what’s actually been done. 

Dear non disabled people,

Stop ignoring murder, discrimination, sub-minimum wages, eugenics, dehumanization, and abuse. Stop talking about ableism only when you hear the words “stupid” or “idiot” or “dumb”. 

If that’s the only time you see or call out ableism, you’re not being an ally to disabled people.

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11x11 “Into the Mystic”

“You know, I still can’t figure that out. I mean, banshees go after the vulnerable, right? So why did it go after you?”

“Heart vs. Mind and Love vs. Attraction” or “Why Dean (imo) Is Not Pining for Amara At All“

I am going to preface the following by saying this is just my interpretation, not THE interpretation. I have not checked my dash yet, but I can imagine the wank being massive after this episode and how people may have read Mildred’s pining line. While I do not want to raise false hopes, I will however still tell you why this line had nothing to do with Amara and I am saying this not as a Deancas fan, but merely as someone who enjoyed this episode.

The thing that stood out most to me in this episode was how well Robbie Thompson continued with where Andrew Dabb had left of one episode prior thematically. We left 11x10 “The Devil in the Details” with a heartfelt scene in which Rowena revealed under tears to a just as shaken up Crowley that she indeed has always loved him (just like deep down Crowley always loved her too), but had denied herself to listen to those feelings as to her love had become to mean “weakness”.

Arguably with this ending scene set up the quest for the latter half of the season: proving that love indeed is one of the biggest powers there is too. And Supernatural in one way or another has always been about love.

And not just one kind of love, but with a variety of facettes and nuances and showcased how even though you may swear yourself to never fall in love again, you heart may decide differently and you end up caught in the middle between heart and mind.

This very pair - heart vs. mind - is often played in opposition to one another. And in this episode highlighted by Mildred’s talk with Dean the narrative certainly made a stand in the debate, which of the two to rather trust or rely on as Mildred gave Dean the advice to “follow his heart”. Yet, both we have seen exploration of both aspects - the heart vs. the mind - in the episode and by Dean especially. The outro of the episode is lead into with the shot above and it does capture Dean being torn, caught in the middle between heart and mind, perfectly but is certainly given more gravitas when Dean finds he is unable to fall asleep and we see him sitting there deeply conflicted in the dark while the words “shine the light on me” wash over the scene - yet another pair of opposites, darkness and light.

As I talked about in relation to last week’s episode, to me Rowena’s got it wrong  since love does not make you weak, what it does is make you vulnerable. And that was the keyword of this episode given the banshee only attacked people who were/are vulnerable. And in this framework Thompson imo achieved masterfully to explore that this vulnerability did not have a whole lot to do with a physical sickness, but the emotional kind.

We have seen the banshee only attacked people she pegged to be “vulnerable” and in a fragile mindset and the two other victims aside from Dean (btw Dean being attacked by a banshee as a death omen does not bode well, just saying) were stand ins and examples for the fight that Dean is fighting within between heart and mind.

There was Harold, who was attacked. As far as I can remember (and please keep in midn I am typing this while having watched the episode once early this morning and something may slip by) he was not sick. He was however disliked among the other residents as he stole from them. And what he stole was not just anything, but viagara.

The second victim was the resident manager, who previously confessed to Dean that he had just split with his wife using emoticons and deeply regretting it (”I should have sent the heart”) and with that also spells ut a case of “heart vs. mind”.

So both victims prior to Dean were vulnerable in departments one would label “love stuff”. One focusing on the physical expression of it and pleasure and being more love adjacent while the other one focused on a meaningful relationship and emotional connection.

Withtin the structure of the episode these Dean parallels imo imply and are aligned as follows:

When Dean opens up to Lucifer!Cas about being unable to kill Amara and lacking the words to properly describe what is happening in these instances (and I have A whole LOT to say about that scene, but I’ll talk about this separately) Lucifer asks Dean if it is “attraction” he feels. And Dean replies helplessly that he doesn’t know and that it scares him. Not once it is framed in a positive light, but the thing that drives the point home to me is that we have the parallel to Harold here.

Harold was not looking for love when using viagra, he was looking for pleasure. It is aligned in this instance with “attraction”. He was not looking for an emotional connection the way the resident manager wanted and it for sure is not what Mildred talked about when knowing that Dean “is pining for someone else”. Of course this was meant to be ambiguous, but to me from the very first scene between Dean and Amara the show seemed very clear that there is a connection, a sort of tension between them, but it has NEVER been implied it was love. There is a difference between tension between two people and sexual tension and then also if one involves love or just curiousity.

Yes, there is tension between Dean and Amara (and even if it was of sexual nature which I NEVER felt the show implied) but it has nothing to do with a deep emotional connection. And in the end that is what Dean looks for. He does not look for attraction, he looks for where his heart leads him and if you ask me, this episode emphasized it stronger than ever before that it is not Amara Dean will be lead to if he follows it. I‘m not saying it is a safe bet it’s going to be Cas, cause no one can say that unless he is sitting in the writer’s room and knows what will come. But I know the show highlighted multiple times, over seasons, that Dean craves emotional connection, not a one night stand. And btw, just mentioning this as a side note, imo having sex has absolutely nothing to do with intimacy or love. There’s a differende between physical attraction and emotional connection. And Dean has showed multiple times what he would rather have and what he craves.

Okay, that’s it. Hate me for typing it, but I needed to get this out. Sorry!

Unpopular opinion.

I can understand why South Asian people are upset. Now, I do not support any racial slurs, threats, or shaming black Americans for loving Formation. But it’s unfair that we black folks are silencing South Asian people for Hymn for the Weekend. As much as I like Beyonce, the Holy Trinity fandom has a bad habit of making excuses whenever they do something wrong. Remember how we felt when Iggy or Miley appropriate our culture and their fans made excuses for them? So how can we support POC solidarity when we’re ignoring Desi people’s justifiable criticism? Love Beyonce, still support her pro-black attitude, sing and dance to Formation as much as you want. But please do not tell South Asians to “shut up” for being upset for the cultural appropriation last video when there’s no apology issued and non-Desi fans dictating how Desi people should feel. 

I hate Kanye West. I hate that he constantly feels the need to attempt to belittle Amber Rose like he wasn’t with her for years. I hate that he always refers to her as a “stripper” like thats all she is and all she will ever be. like bruh, your wife got fucked on camera. If you don’t see her as “once a pornstar always a pornstar” then you shouldn’t see Amber as “once a stripper always a stripper”. Also, I love Amber Rose. She’s amazing

ES: I’m hesitant to make this confession because I know it’s an unpopular opinion. But, I like Mulder and Scully apart. For now. I’m not saying that I want it drug out for ten years. I’m not saying I’m not shipping them. But I like this excitement of being able to watch them find themselves again and find each other. I like this heartbreaking angst and knowing that they are 100 percent still in love and just need to find their way again. It’s exciting. It has me on the edge of my seat. And they are not at all like they were during the series. This isn’t UST. At all. This is real life stuff that happens to even the best of couples and I’m more invested in seeing that played out than ever before. If this is what we have to look forward to for the next five episodes, then bring it. Because I’m excited.

I wish we treated mental illnesses like physical illness, like since when does it not matter that some people can’t mentally handle anything that day?
Why are people who may break down and possibly destroy themselfs told to “get over it” and people who just “ dont feel good” or fake sick often are treated and told to stay home.
In just dont understand what others don’t understand about it.
Like.. I don’t know what in was trying to say..but errrrg

RWBY S3 E11 - spoilers

Am I the only one that feels kind of bad for Roman? He clearly doesn’t want to be doing any of this. His monologue implies, or even flat out says, that his life was horrible and forced him into crime to survive. He was later approached by Cinder’s group and forced to cooperate. It sounds like the only reason he is doing any of this is because he excepted his lot in life, “You got spirit, Red [Ruby], but this is the real world. The real world is cold; the real world doesn’t care about spirit. You want to be the hero, then play the part and die like every other huntsmen in history. As for me I’ll do what I do best lie, steal, cheat, and survive,” cue ironically timed death. He is bitter about the world, but he has excepted it. Part of the reason he hates Ruby so much is her youthful optimism. Something he can’t afford to have anymore.

I think Roman and Ruby are more alike then we are lead to believe. I think, much like Ruby, Roman lost his parent because they were a hunter. That’s why he sounds to angry when he is telling Ruby to die like a hero, because that’s how he ended up an orphan on the streets to learn how to lie, steal, cheat, and survive. He and Ruby have similar starts to their story, however unlike Ruby, Roman had no one to help him, no one to be by his side, like how Ruby has Yang and Qrow. That is why I think roman became a villain. Ruby turned her grief into the motivation to change the world for the better, while Roman turned his into hate, distrust, and pessimism.

He even implies he has thought about stopping “the people that hired him.” When Neo is about to stab a hanging Ruby he says “… You can’t stop them, I can’t stop them, and you know the old saying, if you can’t beat them …” join them. Why would he bring up the fact he can’t stop them if he hadn’t thought about it?

 Of course none of this makes up for what he has done, but it does kind of puts his actions in perspective. It at least makes me think, If the circumstances where different, he might have been a hero.

Side note: I like how they show that he clearly cared about Neo. It was nice to see. I’m going to assume they had a Older brother - Younger sister type relationship

This could be seen as more of head cannon thing, but I do personally believe every word of it.

Maybe Sharpay wasn't that bad after all

Just think about how pissed off is Sharpay, in the first movie everything she cared about was that musical which was taken over by some random amateur people that actually are good at other stuff and doesn’t necessarily have to be the stars of the musical, what did Ryan & Sharpay had? Anything. What did Troy & Gabriella had? Basketball, decathlon AND the musical. On the second movie she just wants to relax and yet she still has to put up with the same people that ruined her entire year and took her musical away from her. Even in the third movie her musical is invaded once again by not-so-amateur-anymore people. The point is that she never got her fucking leading role on a high school musical which was basically everything she wanted and was good at while the rest just did that for fun, they took away her leading role just because they could. Of course she is going to be the biggest bitch in town who doesn’t give a shit about anyone but herself.

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i will still support dan and phil if they never come out. i will still watch their videos. i will still support them as best friends. i will still watch their younow broadcasts. i will still obsess over them separately and together. i will still make edits of them without meaning to make it seem as though theyre together. i will still be there for them. i will still support the phandom.

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I can’t stand a white person with white guilt. Because they beat themselves up and become so apologetic that they start to sound like white nationalists in the end. They start to advocate that white people should alienate themselves from other races and cultures that aren’t their own, they start to say that anyone who isn’t white is at a disadvantaged even if that person is at a good place in society, they start to generalize anyone who isn’t of their race and put them in boxes because they are so guilt written that they can’t see anyone else as an individual. This is ironically racist to anyone. 

If you can’t see me as a person then you aren’t being not racist. I’d much rather have the so called white person Tumblr hates that looks at me as an individual than some white guilt written person that would say to me or think “he can’t excel in society like me because he is black”, “He’ll never be on the same pinnacle as me, because he is black”, “he is not my equal, because he is black” These things can be put into the same words as someone who is in the KKK. All what you’re doing is pitying someone who isn’t of your skin color. That is racism in itself.