why have i spend so much time posting about this

i love the things that matt’s absurdly perfectly timed nat20s for allura make 100% probable

kima sitting on allura’s lap looking up at her starry-eyed as allura drinks an entire tavern under the table (kima would participate, but watching allura is almost more fun)

allura lifting kima up n pinning her against a wall so they can make out without her having to bend down ridiculously much (seriously fandom where are my creative wall!sex fics)

kima returning from some adventure at like six ayem and waking allura up by jumping onto their bed in full armour and allura just being like ‘….why.’ but trying to cuddle her anyway (this definitely happened after they got back to whitestone post-thordak)

allura giving kima piggyback rides for the last like hour or so of a long day of adventuring while kima kicks her feet and whines about seriously allie i CAN walk on my own (she spends the entire time braiding bits of weird things into allura’s hair and allura’s like … yes i did in fact bring this on myself)

competitions to see who can bench-press the other the most times (allura is … not terrible. kima wins. allura pretends to sulk. kima makes it up to her in bed.)

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hey y’all! hope you’ve all been well!! 

there are so many of you now, holy cow. hello hello and welcome! i sincerely apologize for my lack of personal posts lately – this summer has been a bit of a doozy for me, to be entirely honest. motivation and inspiration has been scarce, but i’ve been spending a lot of time with my bullet journal lately, which truly has been helping heaps.

this is a collection of more recent pages! i’ve gotten a better handle on how i put this thing together; looking at my first couple pages is a little cringe-inducing. the photo on the bottom is my most recent spread, which is why only the left side is full. 

i’ll probably go ahead and post that bullet journal system post tonight – it’s not much of a system, but i know y’all have been all over me about posting it, so it’s finally en route! 

Omg guys I’m literally reading the comments/tags on my meta about why Bellamy fell in love with Clarke and I feel like crying you guys are killing me

I think most people don’t realize how disheartening it is to spend so much time working on something only for it to be liked but not reblogged and not have any commentary on the tags. Because even though there are people who appreciate fandom creators a lot of the time that doesn’t really get communicated.

It makes me so happy to read your tags, even if it took you literally two seconds. Just to know how it made you feel or why you liked it. These are the things that give meta writers like myself to keep writing

I truly feel bad for people who spend so much time hating on a character/ship, enough to go to their tag, post anti stuff, and even write anti fanfics (yes, I’ve seen it multiple times, and it’s not pretty). Because, I mean, I love Karamel so much and coming on Tumblr, looking at their posts, commenting on the relationship, and writing fanfictions take about 2 hours of my day and I have to sacrifice a lot of my time for that (and a lot of other things I can do). And like I have a really busy schedule with school and APs and SATs and sports and homeworks and all that stuff; I don’t have any time other than those 2 hours to spend on fandom things. I can’t imagine any other shipper being in a much different situation, even if they’re not as busy as I am. It’s sad that haters spend so much time hating on something when they could spend it on something that they love and supporting it. It’s just sad. 

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my favourite thing is alex’s apartment and how it changes… 

ep 6: the door opens the other way, the hinges are on the left side of the door and not the right. the wall between the two doors is pretty short, nothing there. doesn’t have a visible stove top

ep 8: the door opens from the left, like in the pic of ep 15. it changed between ep 6 and 8. the wall is longer and there is a bookshelf and lamp there now

ep 15: the bookshelf is better stocked now which is pretty much the only difference but in this bit you get to see both the wall and the door which you don’t in ep 8. she still doesn’t seem to have a stove??

anonymous asked:

Why is it so hard to for some fans to understand that Taylor has been in the spotlight for 10 years. She is one of the most famous people in the world. It must be so tiring to have your life plastered through the media everyday. She deserves a break. Just because we don't see her friends posting about spending time with her doesn't mean they don't hang out. It annoys me why some fans are so bothered with taylor being private for once

if this ain’t me!

Of course I’m bored and tired. Of course I miss her. But it’s her life, and it’s not always for our consumption. It must be nice to recharge for the first time basically since her career took off. I think she’ll be a much happier and healthier person when promo rolls around than she was the last we saw of her. 

A Suggestion

Let’s face it. You guys hate Flame. I get it. We’re already trapped here. Do we really have to make our assignments about Flame too? Can’t this blog be a space for escapism instead? Isn’t that why most of us are spend so much time online, or for that matter immerse ourselves in music, books, movies, video games, art or whatever it is that liberates you. Let’s not limit ourselves to bitching about Flame. 

Post whatever you want to see cause I know none of you want to see more of Flame. 

Straight by “Default” (or, “No, your straight interpretation of a character isn’t any more valid than my queer one”)

So it’s been a while that I have felt so completely just shut down in a debate about comics.  I guess I spend way too much time on Tumblr, but when I dared post something alluding to Steve Roger’s bisexuality on Facebook, man did I awaken the Beast.

Here’s the thing.  “Tim” is a good guy.  He’s super cool, and I miss him, a lot, as he lives far away.  But I was just shocked that someone who usually so respects my opinions and views on thing how quickly my interpretations into Captain America were dismissed. 

Why are “fangirls’,” especially queer fangirls’, opinion on things so irrelevant to CisHet Fanboys?  In the course of the discussion, which I’ll get to below, he basically implies that he knows more about Captain America than I do - which isn’t to say he DOESN’T - I mean, he might.  But why just the assumption that he knows more?  Because he’s a guy?  He said that he felt he could “offer some insight” in this discussion about Captain America because “he has almost an obsession” with Cap.

That’s nice, Tim.  But did it EVER occur to you that I, also, have a “treasure trove” of knowledge about my favorite character, too?  Why did he assume I didn’t have my own “treasure trove” of Cap comics at my disposal?  We’ve never discussed comics before - he has NO IDEA the breadth and knowledge I have about any comics… I was just taken aback that the “Man” obviously knew more than the “girl” who was babbling on about this icon of Americana.

Anyway, here’s the conversation below… opinions?  Again, the conversation started about me mentioning I interpret Cap as bisexual, and that that’s NOT the same as thinking he’s gay.

Tim: It’s like the whole “who would win” argument that goes on all the time. It all depends on the writer. They always lend a bit of the way they see the characters they’re writing at the time. Take for example the run of Cap after 9/11. It was a very raw version of Cap. The writer took him in a direction that fit the mindset of many Americans at the time fighting Muslim terrorists. In that run he had flings with at least three women that I can think of off the top of my head (Scarlet Witch, Namorita and I believe Agent Carter). In two of these cases in particular he would have stayed with them had they not moved on by their own choice.

As far as the situation between he and Falcon in the movie, their meeting was playful but in a friendly brotherly kind of way. They weren’t necessarily checking out the car when Widow pulled up to get Cap.

Me:  Yeah but they weren’t necessarily checking out Natasha by that same argument.  Maybe Sam is bisexual, too.  Or, you know, some people are just so how it kind of transcends sexuality: like ScarJo.

But for real - Marvel doesn’t hide who they consider the better writers/helmsmen for certain characters.  Ed Brubaker, for example, is pretty universally reknown for being one of the best.

In the MCU - Marvel obviously LOVES the Russo Brothers/Marcus-McFeely team.  The Winter Soldier wasn’t the most financially successful of the Marvel Movies but they snatched that quadro up to not only write/direct CA:CW but Avengers: Infinity Wars 1 & 2.  

So, in lots of cases you can generally deduce who they thing “nailed” the character and who didn’t.  Also, by how much ret-conning is needed.

Also: how many women Steve has slept with doesn’t prove or disprove anything about his true orientation - especially if he’s bisexual.

Also, in the comics Sharon Carter ends up asking Steve to marry her because she’s tired of waiting for him to.  And his response was basically “Meh…. maybe?”  

Talk about a romance for the ages.

Tim: Yeah he had quite a few reasons not to marry her. She had turned much colder after her trials and being left for dead and all that. She was a much darker character and Steve never really found her to be the person he had cared for before all that.

As far as his sleeping with women not proving anything, you’re right. It doesn’t.  It is however concrete evidence of his love of women. Everything else is just people reading between the lines (which doesn’t prove anything) and the opinions of writers who enjoy the debate (like the while Wincest thing).
Source: an almost unbroken collection of all things Captain America from 1988 - 2015 (excluding Avengers runs except in the case of major crossovers) lol
In the end I wouldn’t care if he was bisexual, straight, gay, asexual. It wouldn’t matter. But at this point his sexuality is pretty straightforward unless there’s some serious retconning. Though after the changes that were made to his origin story during his Fight Terror run in the early 2000s, they can do anything they want. And in that case the changes were well done. They reflected the climate of American society at the time.

Me: I don’t think you’d have to do ANY retconning at all with Steve to have him “come out” as Bisexual, or even closeted homosexual (honestly I think he comes off as more coded gay in the comics than the movies, even).  I guess that’s my point - its not breaking ANYTHING that’s happened in character if he comes out.  Gay people sleep with women all the time before they realize their sexuality.  And if he’s bisexual than the fact that he hasn’t slept with a man (yet) doesn’t make him any less bisexual.

Another (queer) Friend: And given he’s a character from the 40s, lends more credibility to this being a character who had more of a reason to live in the closet or not have a full understanding of the modern gamut of sexuality.  Hell, I barely knew what being bisexual was until I was in my 20s.  I was confused for a long time - thinking that the only real options were straight or lesbian.  That I couldn’t consider a relationship with women because I’d been attracted to men in the past.   Or that my eye for women came from a sense of artistic appreciation since I did appreciate drawing the human figure.  Given the only depictions of bisexual people in most mass media at the time is (and unfortunately still is) characters like Oberyn or Jack Harkness that literally sleep with just about anything with a pulse and consent - that don’t stick to monogamous pairings…

Which is exactly why another reason Steve Rogers would be such a great representation of being able to be bisexual AND monogamous (or at least serial monogamy).

Tim:  Sure. “Would be”. I agree. But it’s still just reading between the lines. Of course Cap dreamed of Bucky. He was his best friend. He lost him and that hurt him mentally. He could be lying to himself since the beginning.I know plenty of people who either changed their minds about their sexuality later in life or had been hiding their true emotions all along. It happens. And I wouldnt be upset if that’s what they did with Cap. My only argument was that until they actually do that it’s just wishful thinking. The smart thing to do would’ve been to do that change during the run of the Ultimates but unfortunately they made him a much more aggressive and bigoted Cap.

Me:  But again, to call it “wishful thinking” actually borders on insulting - because queer people are forced to choke down and ENDLESS stream of heterosexual couples that have little to zero chemistry in virtually EVERY form of media out there - but since “straight” is the default setting in media, lots of queer characters have to be coded.  Its a sign of the times - but not necessarily wishful thinking.

To read about the Steve/Bucky, Steve/Tony, or Steve/Falcon (three very homoerotic relationships Steve’s had in his comic run) as say that its “he’s straight and to think otherwise is reading between the lines” is a very straight-washed way of viewing media.

There’s no evidence that specifically points to Steve NOT being bisexual.  Go ahead - name one.  The point is, you can’t.  Having sex with women doesn’t disprove it.  I’ve never seen a single comic panel where he is obsessively forced to say “I’m not bisexual!”  As I mentioned before, there have been villains in the past who try to use his machismo against him, virtually saying that the reason he’s all “manly man man” is to hide the reality from people - that deep down he’s queer.  

Even if you subscribe to the “writer’s intention” idea (which in itself is debatable , there’s a whole theory in literature about what people INTERPRET the media as is just as valid, if not moreso, than the writer’s intention) then we don’t know for sure?  Brubaker has hinted, though not explicitly stated, that he authored Cap with a queer bent.   He certainly seemed excited about the slash fiction coming out after The Winter Soldier (which he was consulted on, and even appeared in one of the scene).  But the point is, when Brubaker was writing comics he wouldn’t have been “allowed” to write Cap as queer, even if he wanted to.  But he got damned close.

And, yes its an AU, but as I’ve mentioned, too, Planet Hulk has virtually canonized Stucky… so at least on one world out there they are together.  And while AU’s are generally just that - alternate universes - the idea is generally accepted that they are generally the same “soul” - just put into different worlds/circumstances/etc.

Another (queer) Friend: Here’s the thing, too.  Ultimately, this is a fictional character who regardless of if they kill him of or not, eventually, he’ll be back.   Times change.  Eventually, someone’s going to pull that trigger and explore that route that has been speculated on literally for decades.  This is the most popular pairing in the MCU (above canon ships, and on a list that only has two gay pairings in the top ten):
http://www.mtv.com/news/2219082/avengers-ships-ranked/

This has been popular in comics, especially since retconning Bucky in the Brubaker run to be only a couple of years younger than cap. 

They’ve at the very least canonized the fact that the most important relationship in Steve’s life has been Bucky.  

This isn’t speculating the actual sexuality of a real person.  I honestly believe it’s inevitable, just a matter of when or in what context.

Tim:  Whoa now, nobody’s insulting you in a debate over a comic book character. Look elsewhere if you want to play the victim. I think you’re incorrect and have years of evidence not proving his sexuality but proving that it’s something that hasn’t been explored.

Would you also say I was a sexist  because I don’t care about the remake of Ghostbusters? Or a racist if I don’t like Obama? I’d hope not. Maybe I just don’t like remakes because i prefer original material. Maybe I don’t like someone’s political stance on issues.

If you don’t agree with the opinion of someone debating your claims that’s one thing. But don’t claim that I’m insulting you because I disagree with you.

Me:  I didn’t say you were insulting me, I was just pointing out that its dangerously close to being insulting to suggest that a queer-interpretation of a fictional character is “wrong” and the straight one is “right” when there’s really no definitive way to prove his sexuality either way.  

Saying that queer people are always just “reading between the lines” or that they have “wishful thinking” because they interpret something differently is the kind of stuff queer people have to deal with in media ALL the time.  And its tiring.  

Its tiring that ALL characters in media are assumed straight by default.  

Its tiring that the only way queer characters GET represented in media most of the time is through coding, especially in media marketed towards a younger audience, like comics.  

What I’m just trying to point out is that - its open to interpretation.  You don’t have to agree.  But you can’t claim to be “right” and the queers are “wrong” when it really IS a matter of how you consume the media.

Tim: Never said that I was right and all queers were wrong but this is like getting into a conversation with a religious person about the existence of God. Lack of evidence doesn’t mean you get to just put what you want there to fill the gap. I stated earlier that I’d be perfectly fine with what they do with him.

Unfortunately the evidence of him already exhibiting the tendencies to this point is utterly nonexistent.  Like the example of him living in a gay area of a city. I live in a predominantly bigoted and racist area of my state but that doesn’t make me the same. It’s not evidence.

I agree and have many times stated that there is a real lack of variety in media in general. We’re making strides, though maybe not quickly enough. When DC changed Alan Scott I felt that it was a publicity stunt and just tossing something out there to appease people, but they did it and it ended up being well constructed. They proved they weren’t ready to make that leap however when they wouldn’t allow Batgirl to marry her girlfriend.

I want more variety. I want people to have a hero that represents something about them that they can identify with. But I want it to be done properly and not by taking things out of context to try to force it to happen.

In the end I have a treasure trove of information about the character, bordering on obsession. At this point I could write a book on the character so I thought I could lend some of this to the conversation.

Me: But this is where we essentially  disagree. I could write a book on the character, too.  I AM obsessed with Captain America and frankly, I think you’re wrong to say that there’s no evidence in the existing canon.    

There are PANELS and PANELS and PANELS of him saying/doing things that can be interpreted as homoerotic.  With Bucky, and Tony, and with Falcon.  

You read them as straight/platonic.  Okay, fine.

But others read them differently - again Steve Rogers has been a mini little gay icon in comics for DECADES.  

But you can’t just say “There’s no evidence!”  There IS evidence.  There are tons of interactions with him and Bucky, or him and Tony, that can be read with homoerotic overtones.

What do we know for sure?  He’s slept with women.  Presumably even fallen in love with women.  That doesn’t mean he’s not queer.  He could be deeply in the closet, or (in my opinion, more likely) he could be bisexual.

You don’t stop being bisexual because you’ve never been with, or are not currently with, someone of the same gender.  For example, I have a friend who identifies as as bisexual man, but he’s never so much as even dated a guy.  It doesn’t mean he isn’t bisexual.  

So again, just because they haven’t explored any sexual relationships with men doesn’t mean that his feelings for Bucky are strictly platonic.   You and I can read the same panel and you get “mentor/mentee” vibes.  I read the same panel and get “he’s his emotional center”.  

Cap hardly EVER (I’d like to say NEVER, but being as I haven’t recoded EVERY instance in every comic when he’s talking about Bucky) refers to Bucky as anything other than his partner or his friend.  He doesn’t tend to say things like “He’s like a son to me” or “I love him like a brother” like you see a lot, for example, with Batman and Robin.

Again, that’s not evidence that he feels anything more than platonic.  But its also not evidence that he isn’t.

That’s the point I’m trying to make.  You keep saying “Its just not there,” and my point is, “Yes, it is.”  Your “straight” reading/interpretation of the character isn’t any more valid than my queer reading/interpretation of the character.

Another (CisHetMale) Friend:  Devil’s advocate: you can’t prove a negative, so you might as well say there’s zero evidence that I’M not bisexual as well. And plenty of evidence that I am (appreciate male forms, have said repeatedly that Chris hemsworth is hot, have pulled the hair of men or hit them for their (and my) enjoyment, etc). So nobody can accurately say he’s not bisexual. I just don’t think he is because “reasons”, and those reasons might be because I’m looking at him from an outdated perspective and because I’m oblivious to the signs. Meh.

Like I said. Cap fights for all Americans. Gay, straight, male, female, and bisexual and everything in between.

….in that vein, I would like to see how he reacts to being hit on by a transgender person sometime. Just to see. It would be very interesting, no matter what he does.

Me:  No, you can’t prove a negative.  But you, as a real person and not a fictional character, can self-identify as straight.  Captain America has never so concretely defined his sexuality.   Also, we're  talking about fictional characters, too, whose mental workings are being interpreted by the reader, and depending on your theory on literature; that’s more the “true” interpretation than what the author “intended.”

But that’s kind of the point.  You can read Cap as queer, or you can read him as straight.  One is not a “better” or “more canon” interpretation than the other.

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So there you have it?  Am I reading too much into it?  Am I just dead wrong, or is really THAT hard for people to just sit back and LISTEN to what marginalized people (in this case, a queer woman) have to say?

no offense but why are so many people on here so rich and completed supported with their parents money? what does having money feel like??? being able to spend hundreds on clothes or nails or makeup without even thinking about it? i’ve been in the lower middle class my entire life and i have two part time jobs just to provide money for myself and I don’t even feel comfortable asking my parents to buy me something more than $40 and to see all the #ootd posts where everything is from urban outfitters or something just makes me wonder if you’re aware of how much money you have and how lucky you are to not have to constantly worry about money issues

So I made that post at 3 AM about TFA’s Sentinel Prime and why I believe that TFA is a much more sinister show than people give it credit for, and I love how I’ve been getting tons of “you forgot the part where this horrible shit happened!” messages. 

Don’t you worry: I didn’t forget these, I simply focussed on where season 4 might’ve been heading. I think I’ll make a Fucked-Up-TFA-Shit-Masterpost once I have some free time again. This seems like a good thing to spend an entire day on!

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Hi @taylorswift ! My name is Gabrielle, I have 17 years and I live in Brazil! I have so many things to tell you that it becomes complicated to put them in this text. I am so grateful to have you in my life. Thanks for being such a wonderful person, loving, affectionate, sweet and gentle. You fills us with pride and always believe in our potential.

Thank you, you help me daily with each letter of their music and even your jokes! I wish you to be immensely happy. Happier than you already are! Thanks for sharing your experiences with us, I’m blown away by your trust in his fans. That’s why we love you so much! I did my Tumblr for a while and spend part of my time posting some stuff about you! I love you so much and I hope to meet you one day soon! Sending you love baby 💜

Okay, guys, announcement time:

So, I have made a decision. And I’ve decided to tell you all this decision in the hopes that it will actually hold me accountable to this decision because I’ve told Leda but we both agree we are enablers who will let the other get away with literally anything.

But, I digress. Basically, I’ve decided to give up tumblr until I am actually done writing this original novel I’m supposed to be writing. Because tumblr takes up way too much time and just gives me too much Teen Wolf input into my brain. I keep seeing great gifsets of sterek or sciles and then interesting posts about stiles character development and all my creative energy just swings in that direction and suddenly I am planning out fic in my head instead of writing. It’s AWESOME, but not what I need right now.

(Also, not even just teen wolf. Yesterday I started writing a stucky fic? I’ve never even written that before??)

I will still be on to post the SASO Character Sheets as we finish them and when I’m logged in to do that, I will answer any asks/messages that I have but if I don’t get back to you right away, that’s why. Also the queue is set-up so the blog won’t be 100% dead. But in general, I’m disappearing for a bit!

Though, I should note that I do tend to have the self control of a small sea creature, so if you catch me on here reblogging or liking your posts- PLEASE SEND ME A MESSAGE AND YELL AT ME!

I love you all and shall miss you and I should be back in full in two weeks (you can write a novel in two weeks, right?)

Ok so I have a theory guys (and I apologize this is a long post)

So if you haven’t go down and read the theory I just reblogged cause this might make a little more sense if you do

So in the theory I reblogged it said that the owner of the wand has a companion and stuff, and they said that when the queen had the wand her companion might have been Toffee and stuff like that

But what I don’t get is how does Toffee know so much about Star and the royal family? And why does he want revenge so bad? But then I saw a post on Instagram about how the sword that the body guard is holding in the picture above is in a lot of the episodes (Cheer up star, quest buy)

And if you think about it that body guard was probably the only person she got to spend time with when she was growing up because her parents had royal stuff to do

And then it got me thinking back to the wand and companion theory

What if the body guard IS Toffee?

I know it sounds crazy but listen, if the body guard is toffee and was the queens companion and stuff it would make sense because Toffee knows so much about the family and star and the wand so that’s how he probably knew how to destroy it.

And if something happened between the body guard and the queen and she got angry and turned him into a lizard or whatever toffee is that might be why he wants revenge on the family for ruining his life

Or he realized that the wand is too powerful for anyone to own so he tried to stop the queen and she used it against him and that’s why he wanted to destroy it. And the body guard looks buff so maybe when toffee re-grew his arm it was 2 times more buffer than it was.

And also how come we’ve never seen this body guard in the show at all except for in flashbacks? Idk guys you can think I’m crazy but

That’s just my theory👌✌️

i like how as soon as larry does something suddenly no one is allowed to enjoy things anymore becaUSE YOUR SHIP DIED IN 2012 NOT EVERYTHING IS ABOUT LARRY like why do you care so much if you don’t think it’s real just go on your merry way and let me have a fun time and idk consider petting a cute dog or finding a hobby that is not pissing on something people enjoy