One reason why the “we need more nonsexual LGBT spaces because gay bars are evil dens of sin and predation” thing bothers me so much is that I have known quite a few nonsexual, minor-friendly LGBT spaces that did not revolve around alcohol consumption as business model or whatever - I worked for four years at a gay and lesbian bookstore in Vancouver’s gay village! You know what’s really, um, difficult to do (under capitalism etc)? Maintain a successful small, community-based business that caters to a marginalized community! It can go well, but it can also be just really really hard. The place where I worked was firebombed multiple times (not while I worked there, although I did have shifts canceled a few times due to bomb threats), it was put at the center of a sprawling legal case about government censorship of LGBT literature that cost the owners literally millions of dollars, when I worked there I don’t know if it ever really turned a profit, and no one was paid enough, and the owners eventually got burned out but couldn’t find someone with decent ethics to sell it to so they’d be sure that their employees and this space they’d built for LGBT people would be in good hands.
I loved that bookstore with all my heart and soul - it was my one refuge when I was living in a violent, abusive situation; it was the first place I was able to have a sense of belonging to an actual community of LGBT people, an experience which was really formative for me and helped me heal a lot from the small-town homophobia I was coming from; when I was too poor to buy food, the manager told me to just take whatever I needed for dinner or groceries or bus fare out of the till and leave her a note letting her know, and she’d literally just like, reimburse whatever I needed. This is an OUTRAGEOUS thing to do, but she was an elder lesbian and she knew I was young and bi and in a really tough place so she did it anyway. One of the store owners, at a time when I wasn’t speaking to my mom for a number of complicated reasons, would call my mom to let her know I was showing up for work and I wasn’t, like, dead in a ditch somewhere. Those people looked out for me - and for other people like me - in ways that went so beyond what I could have ever asked anyone for. And they did it while struggling immensely as a business.
And you know what often kept that place afloat? Gay bars! I’m serious - when the bookstore was in trouble, when they had legal fees, etc, it was gay bars who hosted fundraisers. It was gay bars who provided space for stuff like LGBT trivia night, or for the bookstore’s anniversary and new years’ parties, or for anything that required more space than a small bookstore could accommodate.
So I really resent seeing people pit the idea of spaces like LGBT bookstores and cafes against the idea of spaces like gay bars! Listen: it’s been said a million times, but I think it bears repeating, that most of the people doing this seem like they have never been to an actual gay bar but are basing this stance entirely on what they’ve seen on TV. But also, I feel like maybe these people have never been to an LGBT bookstore or cafe or community centre or other social space for LGBT people that isn’t a bar! Because if you think that there’s no connection ever between these spaces and the ways they exist, if you think that undermining the right of gay bars to exist is supportive of gay bookstores and coffee shops, you’re very, very, extremely, much, very wrong.
Excerpt from an article on Dork Side Of The Force entitled: Here’s the reason we need a Luke Skywalker Star Wars standalone film
“We have the perfect actor to play a young Luke Skywalker in Sebastian Stan, with the important blessing of Mark Hamill himself. There are plenty of stories to be told of Luke post Return of the Jedi and to me its a no brainer.”
My opinion: HELL TO THE YESSSSS….TAKE ALL MY MONEY & MY SOUL TOO
This is insane. There needs to be a law that prevents a company like Equifax from doing this. How many millions of affected people, who are worried about Equifax’s failure to protect their information, will go to Equifax to see if they are at risk? How many of those people, who are freaking out about the very real possibility that their identity is at risk of being stolen, will just click past these things, because they want to just know as quickly as possible if they need to take action?
Equifax failed to protect the sensitive information of over half of all adults in America. Now that same company can force victims of its failure to give up their right to sue or participate in a class action, just so those victims can try to find out if they are in trouble or not.
This is wrong, and is yet another reason we need strong consumer protections codified by laws.
idk if ppl have talked about it already but honestly shoutout to clay for being tru™ and asking both hannah and sheri “is this okay” bc homeboy believes in consent and didnt want to pressure them in any way 😫😭👌💯💥
I thought I’d do a little post about the positive sides of some of the signs’ bad traits. As we love to generalise and make stereotypes, I think a different pov every now and then doesn’t hurt nobody✨✌🏼🤗
Aries & ‘domineering’ - we all need someone to lead us and show us the way at some point, not all of us were born to be leaders, some of us were born to support and cater for.
Taurus & 'stubborn’ - sticking with what you are comfortable with is totally ok, not all of us were meant for an adventurous life; some of us are perfectly happy without getting out of our comfort zone
Gemini & 'superficial’ - connecting with lots of people, until you find 'your person’ is how I and someone else, maybe not you, but someone else go through life; you don’t need to create meaningful relationships with absolutely everyone, you might as well save all that energy for 'the one’
Cancer & 'oversensitive’ - oversensitive doesn’t simply mean easily offended, it means going in a room full of people and being overwhelmed by the many different energies that surround you; it means having 6th sense and knowing more than others by 'just knowing’, and I’m grateful for this trait everyday, as you should be
Leo & 'attention hungry’ - wanting to be the centre of attention is understandable, considering the the powerful star that rules over you, leo; in fact, it projects on you the same type of unique energy. leo, your warmth is much needed, and for this reason we will all give you our attention
Virgo & 'the eye for detail’ - it’s okay that you notice all the little details but sometimes may miss out on the big picture; I think virgos make for great team players because of this quality - they make sure everything is perfect - every single detail, thank you
Libra and 'indecisive’ - being able to see a situation from different sides is a wonderful trait that not all of us are blessed with; some have no choice but to stay ignorant about all the possibilities there are, take your time libra
Scorpio and 'extreme’ - I wish I was one of those 'all or nothing’ people like you are, scorpio, but instead I deal with the 'almost’, with 'barely’, with 'half’; knowing what you want and ultimately going after it, and moreover, getting to the end of it is so inspiring
Sagittarius and 'taking risks’ - the desire to seek adventure is something you’re born with, you can’t learn that; you should be grateful for this trait, it sure makes your life so much more interesting; not all of us carry this kind of bravery inside us
Capricorn and 'overambitious’ - reaching for the best and striving to be a winner is such an admirable trait; I wish I was as crazily ambitious as a capricorn, but instead, I get an idea and 5 minutes later leave it for the next one to come; capricorns were meant for great things
Aquarius and 'distant’ - the curiosity that you possess on a universal level will take you far, aquarius, which is why we forgive you for taking your time to be alone - you have many interest that require your full attention. we rely on you to find new worlds one day
Pisces and 'chaotic’ - living on the edge of two worlds, the real and the imaginary one, gives a different perspective of life, actually many perspectives, and pisces, it’s okay if these perspectives overwhelm you; most of us can’t even imagine what balancing between reality and dreams is like
【Japan Official Fanclub Magazine Vol.5】 BTS Ranking Q1 - 8
Q1: Which member seems to be suitable to have a heart-to-heart talk with?
1. RAP MONSTER 6323 votes 2. J-HOPE 2728 votes 3. JIMIN 2572 votes 4. SUGA 1525 votes 5. JIN 870 votes 6. JUNGKOOK 189 votes 7. V 163 votes (RAP MONSTER: I consult with our members.)
JIN: Who do you guys think is #7? JUNGKOOK: V hyung! SUGA: Shouldn’t it be Jungkook, since he’s the maknae? V: No, Jin hyung is definitely in the lower rank. JIN: Nope，it’s V, right? (laughs) J-HOPE: The result is… oh oh oh! SUGA: The difference between #1 and #7’s votes is so big. V: What does everyone think of me? (laughs) RAP MONSTER: V is a member that we need to talk him about his troubles. (laughs) JIMIN: The reasons for picking Rap Monster hyung are mainly “because he’s the leader that united the group”, “it seems that he can give the right advice”. JUNGKOOK: Hyung usually listens to everyone’s worries. V: The best leader! RAP MONSTER: I like discussing about the worries that you guys have! SUGA: I really want to know the reason why V is #7. J-HOPE: They wrote “it seems that V will give unexpected answers”. JIN: That’s right. V would unexpectedly give really good answers. V: Yay! I got 1 vote. (laughs)
Q2: Who do you want to make lunch box for you?
1. JIN 10292 votes 2. JIMIN 1054 votes 3. JK 928 votes 4. SUGA 772 votes 5. V 539 votes 6. RAP MONSTER 421votes 7. J-HOPE 364 votes (JIN: It has to be me when comes to cooking!)
JIMIN: Suga hyung have made sandwiches before. SUGA: Very delicious. V: Hyung cooks often too. SUGA: Yeah, I’ve made lunch boxes for our members. RAP MONSTER: It’s just V and I who can’t cook. JIN: You’ve burnt a pan before! (laughs) J-HOPE: Do I give people the impression that I don’t cook? JIN: Hobi’s cooking level is average. JUNGKOOK: It’s not very delicious and it’s not awful (laughs).
Q3: Who likes to talk for a long time on the phone?
1. V 5548 votes 2. JIMIN 3512 votes 3. J-HOPE 2142 votes 4. JIN 1915 votes 5. JUNG KOOK 542 votes 6. RAP MONSTER 475 votes 7. SUGA 236 votes (JIMIN: The calls are short but I call often.)
RAP MONSTER: V is #1! SUGA: A lot of people wrote “V probably can talk incessantly even if he’s alone.” V: I won’t even notice if the other person isn’t talking (laughs) It’s right that I like to talk on the phone! RAP MONSTER: #2 is Jimin and the reason is “he updates Twitter often, so it seems that he will call often”, a very good impression. JIMIN: I think I’m the type that wouldn’t call a long time but I would call often. JUNGKOOK: I don’t make calls! Sometimes when I think I have been talking for 30 minutes but it has only been 1 minute. I was so surprised. JIN: I hate phone calls too. I like to contact people by texting. Even when I make calls, I would be like “hey, check your texts” and then end the call. (laughs) SUGA: Me too, I always try to send texts. RAP MONSTER: I like to make long calls, so I can talk for 3 hours. J-HOPE: I often make video calls compared to the normal calls. V: You follow fashion! JIN: I completely forgot such function existed. (laughs)
Q4: If you go to the seaside together, who would be the noisiest member?
1. V 5306 votes 2.JUNG KOOK 3741 votes 3.J-Hope 3565 votes 4. JIMIN 1009 votes 5. JIN 374 votes 6. SUGA 251 votes 7. RAP MONSTER 124 votes
RAP MONSTER: Although I’m #7, I can be unexpectedly quite noisy. JIN: Unexpectedly, I can be super noisy! JUNGKOOK: Unexpectedly I’m not noisy. (laughs) JIN: Yeah, Jungkook isn’t noisy. I feel like Jimin and I will have fun until we collapse. V: Rap Monster hyung unexpectedly is the lively type. SUGA: Unexpectedly I’m not noisy. JIN: That’s not unexpected at all! (laughs) J-HOPE: I think I would change depending on the situation. JIMIN: The reasons for #1 V are “because he’s like a child”, “if V goes to play on his own, you probably won’t even know where he ran off to.” RAP MONSTER: That’s right, but Jungkook would go missing if he secretly goes off by himself. V: Yeah, Rap Monster hyung who’s next to me, you know someone is missing!
Q5: If you had to pick the first alien in BTS, who would you pick?
1. V 9312 votes 2. SUGA 1678 votes 3. RAP MONSTER 1314 votes 4. J-Hope 818 votes 5. JUNG KOOK 637 votes 6. JIN 371 votes 7. JIMIN 240 votes (V: I’m definitely the leading #1! (laughs))
JIN: This is made for V, right? (laughs) RAP MONSTER: The result… eh, Suga hyung is #2 and I’m #3!? So unexpected. SUGA: After I had the appendix surgery, I couldn’t go to the space. (laughs) JUNGKOOK: I want to go~ J-HOPE: The reason for Rap Monster is “it seems that his mind can easily be in sync with the aliens’ minds”. ALL: (bursts out laughing) JIMIN: This means that I give people the impression that I’m the most normal member. V: What about me then? (laughs)
Q6: The member can do bungee jump without hesitation?
1. JUNGKOOK 10657 votes 2. SUGA 1143 votes 3. JIMIN 650 votes 4. J-HOPE 590 votes 5. RAP MONSTER 588 votes 6. V 469 votes 7. JIN 273 votes (JUNGKOOK: Bungee jump is fun!)
RAP MONSTER: #7 Jin hyung got so little votes. (laughs) There isn’t a big difference between #3 – 6. JIN: Hey, including #7, there isn’t a big difference. When have I left such impression on you guys? (laughs) J-HOPE: Those who picked Jin hyung wrote, “Jin hyung has broad shoulders, so the air resistance would be really big.” ALL: (bursts out laughing) JIN: Wow, this is very scientific! (laughs) JIMIN: A lot of people wrote for #1 Jungkook, “it seems that he can jump easily.” JUNGKOOK: Yes! That’s right. J-HOPE: For #2 Suga, “Suga has the image that he doesn’t react to scary things.” SUGA: If it’s for filming, I can jump otherwise I wouldn’t. It’s the occupational disease. (laughs) V: Actually, everyone is really scared except Jungkook. J-HOPE: Yeah, everyone can do bungee jump but only Jungkook would enjoy it. V: I did it once and I thought I was going to die! RAP MONSTER: I don’t want to do it ever again. (laughs)
Q7: Who do you want to be a comic duo with?
1. J-HOPE 6199 votes 2. JIN 2752 votes 3. SUGA 1677 votes 4. V 1327 votes 5. RAP MONSTER 957 votes 6. JIMIN 950 votes 7. JUNG KOOK 508 votes (J-HOPE: Let’s make a comic duo with Suga hyung.)
SUGA: Hobi has got to be no.1. J-HOPE: Many people want to see Suga hyung and I do a comic act. RAP MONSTER: The silly one (boke) is Hobi and the straight man in comedy (tsukkomi) is Suga hyung. J-HOPE: Don’t be like that! ALL: (laughs) V: Jungkook is #7 so unexpected. Isn’t he funny in Japan? JUNGKOOK: No, my image in Japan is handsome/ cool. RAP MONSTER: But Jungkook is the most hilarious, he has the ability to make people laugh. JIMIN: No, recently Jin hyung is the funniest. V: Yeah, I think Jin hyung is #1!
Q8: Who can’t get up? (Who’s weak in the morning)?
SUGA: Even though I’m #1, I can get up straight away. I produce music so I often stay up at night, I would usually take naps in between the gaps. JUNGKOOK: The most energetic in the morning is Hobi hyung, hyung always gets up the earliest. JIN: Even if Jimin gets up early, he takes a long time to prepare. J-HOPE: But he can’t get up. (laughs) JIMIN: I’ve been trying recently. JIN: Huh˜? But I can smell that someone was late today (sniffs) JIMIN: I got up straight away in the morning. I’m not that slow these days~ ALL: (laughs) RAP MONSTER: #2 Jungkook actually can’t get up, just like it’s written here “Jungkook might get angry if you wake him up.” V: During the trainee days, I prepared a surprise for Jungkook’s birthday but he didn’t get up no matter how many times I’ve knocked on the door. I had to pull his legs to the living room. (laughs) J-HOPE: V stop talking about other people (laughs), someone wrote “it seems that V would crawl back to sleep (or have unprotected sleep) 4 times.” This is so on point. V: Yeah! If I wake up, I’ll fall back to sleep (laughs)
You fake woke tumblr feminists spent years accusing doctor who of being a sexist, white and homophobic show, complained about the lack of representation on mainstream media, but then you let the twelfth Doctor era get such disappointing ratings despite all the efforts this show has made to be more inclusive and diverse in the last few years.
Now we finally have our first female Doctor and some people are already saying that this is the death of Doctor Who, so you better get your arse back in this fandom, give the thirteenth doctor a chance and prove the “diversity doesn’t sell” people wrong and that’s the tea
(and then please go back and watch the pcap’s era)
(This title makes me feel like a CinemaSins video)
We’re not saying it’s fake, we’re not saying NCT things won’t happen there, we’re just listing observations that we have made about the schedule that are making us suspicious:
1) The entire thing is in English - this could be because it’s from “MNet America” or because the multiple countries require a universal language, but MNet schedules are almost always in Hangul.
2) EXO’s song is listed as The Power - it’s not called that, it’s official title is only Power.
3) Wanna One is said to perform Open Up - this isn’t on their album. In fact, Admin Beth is a huge Wannable and she can’t remember a time when they ever performed this song as an eleven membered group? The only songs from P101 that they remade together were Never and Pick Me.
4) They use the name Kim Jong-In - MNet don’t care about real names, for the sake of a performance they would use Kai. If they did use his real name, they would not hyphenate it and instead would just say Jongin.
5) Sunmi is performing Full Moon - she hasn’t promoted this song?
6) KARD are performing two songs, whilst GOT7 are performing one - it’s rare for a rookie group such as KARD to be a) performing alongside senior groups like NCT and GOT7 and b) get more songs than those senior groups. KARD are not that popular in Korea to justify this stage.
7) GDragon and Taeyang are performing - seriously, when was the last time they performed at MAMA? When was the last time YG liked MAMA??
8) The leaks are supposedly from CJ&M - they have links to MNet, but surely a MAMA schedule would come direct from MNet.
9) IOI are supposed to be reuniting - okay, MNet would do this and it’s been rumoured, but it’s also unlikely and their reunion is supposed to be in five years, not now.
10) ‘NCT Asia’ are supposed to be performing Lucifer and Mr. Simple - first of all, NCT’s go-to cover songs have always been Lucifer and Sorry Sorry, not Mr. Simple. Second of all, you don’t perform covers at MAMA. You perform songs from that year, or songs that are being released soon. If anything, NCT Asia would be performing their debut song.
Debuting a new unit would probably include a new member, and there are not many rookies left at the moment who have been announced. If SM announce new rookies between now and MAMA, it’s likely a new unit is happening.
We’re not saying this leak is false, we’re just saying the reasons why it might be.
11) There are so many popular groups missing - yes, MAMA is over multiple days this year but Seventeen, Nu’Est, GFriend and even BTS seem like huge omissions on this schedule?
12) There’s only three girl groups - specifically, Twice, Red Velvet and Black Pink. There would at least be GFriend and multiple others. It’s suspicious to us that these three mentioned are also the popular groups that newer stans tend to know.
13) There’s not enough collaboration or special stages - there were so many last year, it’s a big part of the show. There are NONE here.
14) Black Pink are supposed to be performing Whistle - this is a song from last year, they wouldn’t perform it again at this MAMA.