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so, uh…

sent in a confession? a really long time ago? wondering where it went? was it a House Pride confession? i’ve just found a dozen or so house confessions in a forgotten txt file…whoops. they’re mostly Slytherin and Hufflepuff! i’ll post these throughout the next week or so, mixed in with the others.

my bad, and carry on!

-Taiga

it’s late but I love the fact that as far as movie star scandals and rumors go, literally nothing has changed over time. think the people 50-60 years ago were stuffier and shit because it was the 50s and 60s? wrong.

  • on the set of “cleopatra”, elizabeth taylor gave richard burton a blowjob in the back seat of his car. also, their relationship was condemned by the vatican.
  • also, richard burton once snuck into jean simmons’ (the actress not the guy from KISS) bedroom and they had sex on a bearskin rug whilst simmons’ husband slept in the next room.
  • okay about richard burton: probably a nymphomaniac this man loved sex and booze and smoking, the last 2 of which got worse near his death where he was knocking back a couple bottles of hard liquor and smoking dozens of cigarettes A DAY.
  • omar sharif and barbra streisand had an affair and omar sharif almost had his egyptian citizenship revoked.
  • robert mitchum was caught in a hotel room smoking weed with a young actress that most certainly was not his wife.
  • it was rumored cary grant was gay and boy the publicity photos that were taken at him and his roommate friend’s house. (personally I like to think he was bi but that’s just me.)
  • fun fact: marlon brando was BISEXUAL never forget that. he also told a french journalist in 1976: “Like a large number of men, I, too, have had homosexual experiences, and I am not ashamed. I have never paid much attention to what people think about me. But if there is someone who is convinced that Jack Nicholson and I are lovers, may they continue to do so. I find it amusing.”
    • could you imagine brando and jack nicholson having an affair. holy shit. I think about this a lot.
  • also marlon brando had 16 kids (3 of whom were adopted).
  • glenn ford and rita hayworth had a 40-year long on-and-off affair.
  • also, at one point rita hayworth became pregnant with glenn ford’s child, but had an abortion in france. (ford was practically the love of hayworth’s life.)
  • katharine hepburn had a 26-year long relationship with spencer tracy, from the time they met on-set of “woman of the year” to shortly after the filming ending on “guess who’s coming to dinner”. though tracy and his wife were still married, kate never asked for him to divorce his wife, with his wife saying “I’ll be Mrs Spencer Tracy ‘til the day I die.” out of respect for his wife, kate never attended his funeral, nor did she ever speak up about their relationship until his wife had passed.
  • ronald reagan’s first wife, jane wyman, said that one reason for their divorice was that ronald reagan would not shut up about politics.
  • reagan’s bachelorhood also consisted of his various flings, including one with piper laurie (whom you may know as catherine martell in “twin peaks” or carrie white’s mother margaret in “carrie”.)
  • according to piper herself of this affair (from her memoirs):
    • she was 18
    • he was 39
    • reagan claimed he could last about 40 minutes in bed
    • alleged cost of the condom he used: “very expensive”
    • laurie’s verdict on his bedroom repertoire: “without grace”.
  • last thing about reagan before I shut up about him: he married nancy in march 1952 with their baby born that october.
    • ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
  • tl;dr: affairs, pregnancies, weed, alcoholism, and gay rumors were very much apparent decades ago and literally nothing has changed.

btw i literally hate being vagued about it spikes my anxiety and paranoia and fucks w my psychosis so like. if ur gonna talk about me don’t vague me please just use my name or url and if u can send me the post so ik?? i wont get mad or call u out i just always assume ppl r vaguing me when they vague 

and in return btw if u would rather i dont vague u and just namedrop u by name or url instead i will do u the same courtesy as long as u let me know 

I, too, liked to shit on stuff other people liked when I was sixteen because let’s face it teenagers are fabulous assholes but honestly I just wanna look at pretty fanart without people busting into the tag like “I HAVE AN OPINION AND I WANT TO HAVE IT AS LOUDLY AS POSSIBLE” like

Dude

As you grow, you will begin to understand that not everything is black and white, you can enjoy problematic media, even while acknowledging its problema…nia… Yeah okay problemania, without suddenly becoming problematic yourself, because

(1) you are aware of the line between fiction and reality, (2) you no longer care as much about internet peer pressure (and yes, tumblr’s brand of social justice IS a very toxic form of peer pressure), and (3) you are not an idiot.

Of course you don’t watch The Matrix and think that shooting people is okay because they’re trapped inside a computer simulation. Of course things in the real world don’t turn out like in Disney movies. Of course you don’t read Royal Assassin and then start a letter writing campaign demanding to know who Taylor Swift’s catalyst is. Of course you don’t read a gay romance novel littered with yaoi tropes and then think people act that way in real life.

It’s a story, it’s fiction, and it’s important for you to realize that. YES it’s problematic, but goddamn it so is everything. Ender’s Game is a fantastic book written by a guy who thinks homosexuals should be imprisoned on an island somewhere. J R R Tolkien apparently forgot black people exist. Robin Hobb hates fanfiction. Taylor Swift won’t answer any of my letters!

What makes the story toxic or not depends solely on how YOU choose to interact with it. When I rec cap prince to people, I tell them “be warned there are some pretty gnarly things going on in these books, but it has a really entertaining story.” Then– and this is pretty important– I DONT go out and subjugate the nearest brown person, because that is not the part of the story I identified most with.

(Okay, I subjugate Sabra a LITTLE. but she likes it.)

Tumblr wants you to reject imperfect stories the same way it encourages you to reject imperfect people. Stick your head up out of the fog and realize how dangerous that is. How long until they come for whatever makes you happy? How long until they come for you?

Don’t read or watch things you don’t like, or that make you feel uncomfortable. But there’s no reason for you to police others, and no reason for them to police you. Let it go. Go find something that makes you happy and hold onto it.

Also get the hell out of my tag.