you think i'm reading too much into it

@wagyubeefy replied to your post “dear GOD okay so just to be clear: Liir wants to speak to Glinda, but…”

please live blog all the gelphie nuggets in this book because i cannot be bothered reading it myself

I got a feeling this will be the last one for a while, but here’s a big passage when Glinda and Liir go to the Wizard’s (now “people’s”) Palace:

“Where you’ll keep your head down and your mouth closed. Are you scared?”

It seemed to personal a question for a woman to ask a boy. Perhaps she realized this. She continued, “I was, the first time I came here. It was with Elphaba. We were older than you are now, but only by a few years. And in many ways we were more naive. Well, I was, anyway. And I was terrified.”

“What happened?”

“What happened?” She turned the question to herself, examining it. “History happened, I suppose. We saw the Wizard, and we parted ways–Elphaba went underground, as it were, and… in time, I hugged the limelight.”

LOOK AT HOW HER WORDS SUDDENLY ARE NO LONGER FLUENT LIKE THEY USUALLY ARE. SHE IS STILL SO HURT BY IT ALL!!! and then a few lines later Liir asks:

“Are the mighty deserving of thrones?”

“That’s an Elphaba question, and out of your youthful pouting mouth it sounds preposterous. Like most of her superior cavils, it has no easy answer. How could I know?”

Then, when it’s time to say goodbye Glinda tells him:

“I don’t know that I’ll see you again.. and you remind me so of her.

“I haven’t Elphaba’s talent,” said Liir simply. “I’m not worth mourning, believe me.” (HmmMMMM i wonder where he got that self-depreciating sense of self from!??!)

“Her power was only part of it,” said Glinda. “She was brave, and so are you.”

Then they look at one another, and he realizes he’d do the “shaming thing” of wanting to feel loved and have Glinda stand in as his mother, and Glinda is described as blinking back tears, probably thinking the same goddamn thing. BUT MORE!! 

Because fucking hell, she must’ve figured out by now that Liir is Elphaba’s and more than ever, she must be reminded of her. How Elphaba had abandoned her just after visiting this very palace. How she had looked her in the eye, and Elphaba had kissed her, and kissed her again, and left her. And this scene must be playing over and over again in her head, as she realizes, her love isn’t enough for a second time.

LIKE HIS FUCKING MOTHER LIIR CHOICES “DUTY” OVER LOVE AND I… UGH!! GODDAMMIT!!!! WHEN WILL GLINDA RECEIVE THE LOVE SHE DESERVES!?!?!?

If you need me, I’ll be lying face down on the floor goodbye.

Do you know what pisses me off the most about the dreaded “Autism Moms”?

Let me tell you, as an autistic adult who also was a main caregiver for an autistic boy (my brother). 

For the record:  I swear that if you use this post to say autism makes people violent and abusive, I will send 12,000 angry geese to flock in your bedroom and destroy every item that you treasure the most. AND I will eat the leftovers you had planned on eating for lunch tomorrow. Don’t you fuckin dare miss the point of this post. 


Listen up. I got a story for you.


Bit of background first.


My boy, my little hobbit, was born when I was ten years old. My mother left him alone with my grandparents and me. She legit abandoned him. 

My grandparents weren’t sure they could take him in. 
I begged. I pleaded. I asked as hard as I could to let us keep him and not give him back to my mother. 

Of course, they said yes. 

I dutifully became the protective older sister.


I would bathe him up until the week I left for college. I measured his medications and crushed them into his favorite yogurt. Blue, if you were curious.I made sure his food was perfect - french fries made just like he wanted, a chicken fry sandwich complete with his favorite McDonald’s sauce we bought in bulk.  
I went to his speech and occupational therapies several times a week, and practiced the things he learned. I went with him to his first day of school.

I even did a middle school project all about autism (which I am slightly embarrassed about, as I mentioned A$ in it ugh). I read all the autism books a 12 year old could find, and immersed myself in the Vanderbilt paperwork. I delved into the world of IEPs, visual schedules, and basic sign language.

And now, I’m still sending them resources and information on medications, papers for teachers, and going over doctor notes for him - despite being six hours away. 

(Of course, I was an undiagnosed autistic girl who also needed quiet. When I wasn’t needed to do these things, I was often in my room away from the loud television and people. I wasn’t a perfect caregiver, but I did do a lot.)

All of that to say: yeah, it wasn’t easy. But since when is raising a kid ever easy? I started looking after this boy when I was ten years old.

But here’s what infuriates me.

I read all the time about these autism moms who complain about how terrible their lives are. They say they’re afraid of being hurt and their lives are destroyed. Some even talk about killing their kids.


You know what?

Yeah, I got hurt by him or when helping him. I got bit, scratched, hit, and everything else. Usually it was just him being frustrated over lack of communicating his needs, so I was rarely angry. 
I ran after him when he went out the door straight for a lawnmower and I fell to the concrete. I grabbed him right before he ran into a street and ended up with my arm covered in blood.

I was kicked in the head and given a traumatic brain injury that requires me to now use a cane, and has caused a ton of nervous system issues. I even use a wheelchair part-time due to another condition that occurred afterwards. I’m only 20, and my health is pretty comparable to someone with congestive heart failure.

And you know what? 

I never in a million years thought about hurting my little brother.


I still don’t blame him. He was often overwhelmed, and had meltdowns. As an autistic person myself, I understood it - even if I didn’t know I was autistic at the time. (I suspected, but was too focused on other things.) 
I don’t know if I’ll ever get better health-wise, and that’s okay. I don’t know if I’ll get to run and dance again, or if there’s worse effects to come. It’s just what it is, and I’ve accepted that. 

He’s a child. It’s not his fault. He once asked me if it was, and I hugged him tight and said absolutely not. 

I say all this not to demonstrate how violent autistic people can be, but to demonstrate that I get where these autism moms are coming from.

  Again, for the record, autistic people are far more likely to be abused and assaulted. 

Remember how I said  I get where they’re coming from?

Yeah, that’s still not an excuse to be harmful toward your child. Ever.


You don’t give your babies bleach, shock them, or starve them. You don’t talk about them as if they’re literally a death sentence for you. And you sure as hell don’t want to murder your little ones. 

And if you literally want to kill your kid, if you would rather have a dead child than an autistic one, I have news for you.

You don’t deserve that child, and you better back up and understand this.


You autism moms need to stop. You need to listen. 


Your kids are going through a world that wants to “cure” them, force them into suffering so they can look “normal.” Your kids are going to spend their entire lives dealing with a world that is hostile to them. People try to assimilate us to save their own pride, at the expense of our own comfort and stability. 
Your kid is going to go through life being told that they should be literally “treated” with electroshock therapy because of their neurology. They’re going to be told that they shouldn’t reproduce. They’re going to be told that they’re not worth having space in this world. Your kid is going to grow up one day, and they’re going to hear this and internalize it. 

I know that, because that’s what I hear every day. 

You say it’s so hard to have an autistic kid?

Well, of course it is. But you know what?

Kids are hard.
They’re going to kick, hit, pinch, and everything else. Even neurotypical kids do that. I don’t know a single kid who hasn’t bit their caregiver or thrown something when grumpy. 
(I’ll say it again for those in the back: autistic kids are way way way more likely to be abused and hurt.)

When you have a kid, you sign up for this. You love that little one unconditionally, you protect them with all your heart. You give them support. You love that child even if they have a disability, especially when they have a disability.

You teach them that they are allowed to exist, that they are just as valuable and needed in this world like anyone else. We need all the neurodiversity in this world we can get. 

You teach your child that they’re not a burden. You teach them how to say no and that autonomy is often more important than compliance. You teach them that you love them, and that they will always have someone in their corner to back them up when times are tough.


I don’t care how hard you think it is raise an autistic child.

Trust me, I know full well it’s hard. Parenting is hard. It’s not easy, and it’s not always roses and fluffy kittens. That has nothing to do with having an autistic kid; that’s just a fact of life. 

The fear of getting hurt is valid. I can attest to that, and I don’t think I can downplay that. But that behavior is communication, and you have to learn how to read it. I did. You have to fight for better supports, for ways to make it easier on your kid - and by doing this, easier for you too. 


Sure, it’s hard.

But you know what? Your kid’s going to have it much harder. 

the kind of storytelling that car boys is, the culmination of improvised comedy and storytelling, the game behaving in ways nobody expects, fan interpretations of the games behavior, and coming back around to nick and griffin including fans thoughts when coming up with new sitatuions and jokes to form the story, is amazing. it’s almost like reading cave paintings because the audience is taking something they see but don’t fully understand and making a story out of something someone else created. and nick and griffin have a lot element of control but not all of it. unlike the creators of cave paintings.

car boys is a story with 3 distinct authors: nick and griffin, the BeamNG.drive itself, and the audience. we wouldn’t have anything without nick and griffin venturing into the game, it would always be just nick and griffin dicking around with cars if the game didn’t glitch in such interesting and wild ways, and the glitches would just be funny and (if a little weird) if the audience didn’t interpret them as being extremely powerful and their own entity.

the shows ending is BUCKWILD but it’s believable because we know the game is also a capable author. nick and griffin were windows into the show for the audince and it’s believable that they got phsyically sucked into it and trapped there forever, because we’ve accepted the game does what it wants, outside of nick’s control.

and this can say a lot about our understaning of the internet and how we engage with it. but, again, none of it was planned and it would just be fan interpretation providing that deeper meaning. and, fans reading too much into the show is what made the finale that huge moment it turned out to be.

what a miracle of a show. i can’t wait to see more stuff like it, since i can’t think of anything that uses a similar kind of storytelling right now.

Imagine a jinn just chilling with you and laughing at your memes and you didn’t even know it

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Voltron Whump Week Day One: Fever

Summary: Pidge goes hiking with the squad even though she’s not feeling well. Not one of her brightest ideas, but nobody really thinks coherently when they’ve got a raging fever. For @hastalalaterkeith7152 because it’s pretty much a given now I tag you in everything you wanted some sick Pidge and also you give me consistent feedback on all my writing. thank you friend. She/her pronouns are used for pidge in this fic.


“We’re here,” Lance announced, much too joyful for six o’clock in the morning and much too loudly for Pidge’s ears. What were her friends even doing here, anyway? Oh, right. The boys had planned a hiking trip. Lance, Hunk, Keith, and Shiro all filtered into her house.

“I’ve got food,” Hunk stated, setting a picnic basket on the kitchen table. He began to rummage through its contents, making sure he hadn’t forgotten anything. “Okay, let’ see, carrot sticks, celery, cheese, crackers, protein bars, juice boxes, and of course, peanut butter sandwiches.” He pumped a fist in the air.

“Hunk, this isn’t a fourth grade field trip,” Lance said, “we’re all grown–oohh, you didn’t tell me they’re animal crackers!”

“Moving on,” Shiro gave Lance an uncertain glance, “I’ve got plenty of water, a compass, first aid kit, extra band-aids, because Lance is a klutz–” 

“Hey!”

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BBS As Things My Friends Have Said
  • Vanoss : Oh man I've never been the leader of a group before. I...I don't like it...it's too much responsibilty.
  • Delirious : You gun of a son I never eat - a-ate you - fuck! *pause* This is why I can't learn another language I can't even English.
  • Moo : I read that every friend group has the one mom friend and I was thinking and none of us are - *pause* *gasp, quiet voice* I'm the mom friend...
  • Terroriser : I like to think I'm a calm individual and - YOU SON OF A BITCH JENNY PUT MY GOD DAMN SKITTLES DOWN I PAID TWO WHOLE DOLLARS FOR THEM!
  • Mini : I wish I could leave this friend group and join another but making friends is hard and I am socially awkward.
  • Wildcat : Yeah the problem is I'm 6"0 of anger friends with you dumbasses who get emotionally hurt too often and you make me feel sad when you're sad so stop!
  • Nogla : I'm a DUFF. But not like an ugly friend and shit, I'm just who they tease to make themselves feel better so...I'm the...W-T-T-T-M-T-F-B?
  • Lui : I act like a child to cover up I've lived too long and want to die.
  • " You're 17. "
  • Seventeen years too long...
  • Ohm : I feel like whenever you guys come up with horrible pranks or dares you store them in your brain so when I'm around you unlock them and force them all on me.
  • Smitty : Look the difference between Americans and Canadaians is after one night stands an American will bite their own arm off to get away and a Canadaian will probably just kill the one night stand and move away in shame.
  • Basically : THIS IS RACISM!
  • " Just because you suck at tag doesn't the game is racist! "
  • Scotty : You make fun of me for my Southern accent one more damn time I will put on overalls, a straw hat, grab a pitch fork and burn your house down all while chanting "y'all" and drinking iced tea!
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When Chloé adopts Ladybug’s moves.

Stormy Weather / Climatika

Pixelator / Numéric

Antibug

The Evillustrator / Le Dessinateur

gcnnyweasleys  asked:

ok i'm a bit confused on the whole peter is a trans boy thing?? please don't think i'm being rude or anything i'm just curious bc i don't know much ab it. if he were just starting to transition how would his body be so muscular / wouldn't he have to wear a binder ?? esp if he's only 15 i mean teens don't usually get surgery that young do they ?? again i promise i'm not trying to be hateful if i am pls tell me !! i'm just curious (i know it's a hc but still lol)

honestly it’s probably best if you don’t read too deeply into it, because at the end of the day peter parker being trans is just a headcanon

however, it is a headcanon that i’d like to justify further. so;

1) how would his body be so muscular?

trans people, like cis people, have many different body types independent of their age and sex assigned at birth. a muscular 15yo is not unreasonable, even if that character is trans boy / dfab. hell, there are plenty of cis girls who are muscular at that age. 

this is Isis Holt. she’s 15.

this is Tessa Barresi. she’s 16.

both of them are teens and have a more arguably “athletic” build than tom holland’s portrayal of spider-man, and neither of them have a super-powered spider bite and/or depo-testosterone to help increase their musculature! 

wouldn’t he have to wear a binder ?

this is a common misconception. yes, most trans men do wear binders when they are pre-op. however, it is possible for a trans boy to have no visible chest tissue before undergoing top surgery. 

we see peter in civil war while he is presenting as male and is (presumably) 14 or 15 years old. if peter began to ‘medically transition’ before civil war, it is very possible that he would have no breast tissue to speak of!

aside from that, trans youth exist: some as young as five years old. many of them are put on blockers around the ages of 12-15 so they do not undergo natal puberty. here is an article detailing hormone blockers. if peter began identifying as trans even younger in his life and got put on blockers, he would never undergo ‘female’ puberty in the first place!

not to mention, plenty of people who are designated female at birth never grow large breasts. 

above is a photo of an adult cis woman with no prominent breast tissue. also, the chances of being flat chested increase amongst lower body-fat percentages. because peter is such a skinny kid, even if he did grow a chest it would likely still be small. plenty of dfab people are flat chested, with or without hormone blockers / surgery.

this is ty turner! he had already finished natal puberty when he came out and started T as a late teenager. even so, he still does not need to bind!!

plus, if peter began testosterone at 14~15 (which is legal in New York with adult consent), his physique would be different.

this is mack beggs. at the time of that photo, he was 17 and approx. 1 year and 4 months on testosterone. he is also pre-op and is still flat-chested.

he’s only 15 i mean teens don’t usually get surgery that young do they? 

this is definitely an important point. yes- it is very, very, very unlikely that a trans man will receive surgery at that age. still, it is not outside the realm of possibility. most transmasc people don’t have surgery at that age because:

  • they haven’t developed a chest yet, so surgery is not necessary
  • they started hormones/blockers young and will never need top surgery
  • they don’t have parental support
  • they don’t have the financial means to get top surgery

let me be clear here– it is much more likely that peter was on blockers or just too young to have visible breasts when he transitioned. however, it is still possible that he had top surgery. in the US, it is legal for a minor to have top surgery with the consent of a guardian. Aunt May could’ve given him the greenlight to do it.

and as far as financial obligations go, if peter needed top surgery, do you really think his adopt-a-dad & billionare tony stark would hesitate? he spent millions on peter’s suit! if peter wanted top surgery, tony definitely would’ve shelled out the $6-10k it would’ve cost (and that’s without insurance). 

Originally posted by ohh-bloodyhell

tldr; yes, it’s still possible that peter could be trans. 

my personal headcanon is that he started T at 14, but never developed breasts before then because he was such a skinny dude. however, it is also possible that he was on blockers as a kid or that he underwent top surgery! it’s a headcanon that is completely open for interpretation, so have fun with it. i just wanted to lay out some Trans Facts™ over what is technically possible.

have fun!!

Day 13 : Lazy sunday morning
ON A SUNDAY !
He’s making her laugh with funny stories. Perfect morning.

30 Days Challenge

luluherondale  asked:

Oi, Cassie! I was reading TotSA and I stopped to think about the Herondale family. We know that Kit is a Shadowhunter. But I was thinking... Is Johnny Rook a Shadowhunter too? I can't remember if this fact was clear in LM. And if the Shadowhunter one was his mom? We don't know much about her. And I don't know if we will explore more about Kit's past in the next books... I'm just a little confused about it. Was Kit's mom just a mundane?

Johnny Rook was I guess what you would call a dormant or latent Shadowhunter. As Shadowhunter blood is dominant, he could have been a Shadowhunter had he ever chosen to be Marked or trained or anything like that but as we know from, for instance, Tessa’s mother, you can spend your whole life not knowing you’re a a Shadowhunter and not being too affected. 

We don’t know anything about Kit’s mom – yet.

natscha86  asked:

So basically everyone in Austen novels has some faults (I think that's what makes them so fun to read). But what would you say are the faults of the male heros? I'm having an especially hard time with Henry Tilney, maybe he is making to much fun of people?

Colonel Brandon: Like Marianne, rather too much romanticism in his nature. Once he’s settled and happy he’s fine, but he shows an unfortunate tendency to wallow privately in his misery, even if he continues to go about his business in other respects just fine. (As Anne Elliot points out, men have the activity of their careers to draw them out of themselves after a disappointment, whereas she and Marianne have nothing to stop them from dwelling on their pain except the exertions of their own characters for enduring. Anne…does okay, but it kind of eats away at her, anyhow. Marianne is immediately consumed by it.) Also the duel with Willoughby is so pointless and unnecessary. Bloodshed and conflict as recompense for men’s honour is barbaric, and Austen (via Elinor’s inward eye-rolling) seems to feel this.

Edward Ferrars: Not aware enough to realize what he was doing to Elinor, when he thought it was only his own feelings he was risking in liking her when he knew himself to be engaged to Lucy Steele. Of course this is like the perfect storm of Elinor’s self-control making it extra-difficult for Edward to be clued in to how she’s really feeling, but still, he ought to have at least considered that if he was falling in love with this lovely young woman, she might be feeling more than friendly, too.

Edmund Bertram: He gets hero-worshiped by Fanny for simply not being a negligent dick to her like most of his family; but then once the first young gentlewoman who isn’t related to him turns up he is charmed by her and all too happy to neglect to notice that Fanny is dying inside. A recurring theme with some Austen heroes is that when it comes to the feelings of ladies, they are dense. On the one hand, yes, courtship rules about keeping composure and distance compounded this problem, but on the other hand…c’mon, lads.

George Knightley: Condescending and creepily paternalistic in the tone he takes with Emma, sometimes. Yes, Emma needs someone to stand up to her, but with the age-difference and him knowing her since she was born and then kind of replacing Mrs. Weston and even her own ineffectual but loving father with the guidance of himself as a ‘friend’ and then as a Husband just…eh. Also, again, it’s not like Emma is spoiled for choice among the eligible men of Highbury.

Fitzwilliam Darcy: Proud, obviously. His ivory-tower awkwardness and initial sneering tone are what place him at a disadvantage in society; and while it’s all very well that he strives to change for Elizabeth and be better to other people, progress is not a straight line so I doubt even after the events of the novel he’s Mr. Perfect all of a sudden. And then there’s nothing like marriage to really acquaint oneself with the flaws, large and small, of one’s partner.

Henry Tilney: He does make light of people (and even mocks Catherine,) but I’d say his personal flaws might also include a kind of smug superior sense of pride, rather like Darcy, but without the awkwardness. He teases Catherine, yes, and it’s never really mean-spirited, but she’s not on his level, so it’s not really a fair fight. Also he doesn’t seriously start to love her until he becomes aware (thanks to her artless inability to conceal anything,) that she’s really into him. So the flattery of her attention is what charms him, which…I don’t know how I feel about that, exactly. He’s a funny guy, and in the end his care and concern for Catherine is genuine, but up until that turning-point of maturity he kind of reads like that guy in one of your first-year uni classes who has a smart answer for anything and knows exactly how clever he is and wants you all to know it, too…and it kind of makes you want to punch him in the mouth.

Frederick Wentworth: YOU IDIOT. YOU COULD HAVE HAD ANNE ELLIOT BACK JUST TWO YEARS AFTER SHE BROKE YOUR ENGAGEMENT BUT NOOOO YOU HAD TO BE A SCORNFUL DILLHOLE FILLED WITH BITTER REPROACH AND HOLLOW PRIDE AND WASTE SIX YEARS OF EVERYBODY’S TIME BEFORE YOU COME BLOWING BACK THROUGH TOWN AND DRAG THAT POOR WOMAN’S BATTERED HEART THROUGH HELL BY FLIRTING WITH OTHER GIRLS TO THE EXTENT THAT–WHOOPSIE–YOU MAY HAVE ENTERED A DE FACTO ENGAGEMENT WITH ONE OF THEM WITHOUT QUITE REALIZING IT. WAY TO FUCK UP, YOU FUCK-UP. YOU ARE A TEXTBOOK EXAMPLE OF HOW TO CUT OFF YOUR NOSE TO SPITE YOUR FACE, CAPTAIN, AND I HOPE YOU HAVE LEARNED A LESSON.

The Black Envelope: Forget Me

PART THREE of The Black Envelope series

OTHER PARTS: Sehun | Jongin | | Kyungsoo | Chanyeol | Minseok | Baekhyun | Jongdae | Yixing

Originally posted by katherine8595

Kim Joonmyeon (Suho of EXO) x Reader

Genre: Angst, the sad kind; Arranged Marriage/Soulmate!AU; a hint of comedy because I can’t write proper angst

Summary: You knew he was the one from the moment you met him. To him, a friend was all you were and would ever be.

Word Count: 2,8K


“(Y/n)! Come on! Your future husband is here!” Your sister called from downstairs. To say that you were nervous would be an understatement.

You had never met Joonmyeon before but you knew that according to the law the two of you were meant to marry each other. That made the situation awkward, to say the least. It meant that there would be the awkward first meeting, first date, first kiss, and wedding. You were sure you wouldn’t be as lucky as your sister who had married the most wonderful woman that completed her.

“Coming!” You called out nevertheless and took a deep breath before opening the door of your room and heading downstairs. You had barely walked down three steps when you heard his voice. It was melodic, he was laughing at something your sister’s fiancee had said. It was at that moment that you changed your mind – you were ready to meet him finally.

“There s/he is!” Your mother’s voice called out, “Come on down, (Y/n)! Joonmyeon has been waiting for you!”

With another deep breath taken in, you walked down the flight of the stairs and over to the living room where your family was waiting for you. You offered him a shy smile to which he responded with a blinding kind grin. He was more handsome than the photos had let you on.

“Hello! You must be (Y/n), right? I’m glad I finally get to meet you!” Joonmyeon declared and walked over to give you a tight hug, swinging you from side to side as his arms wrapped around you.

This had to be the happiest day of your life.


Kyungsoo frowned, his narrowed eyes following the swift movements of Joonmyeon as the said cafe owner flirted with yet another customer while preparing a cup of hot tea. There was a wide bright smile on Joonmyeon’s face as per usual. You loved his smile and Kyungsoo knew it.

Your friend then sighed and murmured to you, “You still haven’t told him?”

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It’s not “insane” to hypothesise that homosexuality might have been hated before women were. Gender serves both to separate the sexes into a “natural” complementary dichotomy (by magnifying the biological differences between them and creating artificial ones), and to enshrine and justify male supremacy. Gender has both a “male / female = yin / yang” side and a “male / female = dominant / submissive” side. Gay men are oppressed by the first one (because the natural complementary yin / yang aspect posits homosexuality as inferior, less natural, less fitting, making less sense) and privileged by the second one, which posits their sex as superior. Bi/het women are oppressed by the second one (the dominant / submissive side) and privileged by the first one, which posits their sexuality as superior. Lesbians are oppressed by both.

Radfems believe that the two have always been intrinsically linked, that the only purpose of that first aspect is to justify and solidify the second aspect (i.e. the more separate and different the two sexes are, the easier it is to claim that one is superior to the other), or that the first aspect exists only because of the second one (i.e. the artificial differences between the two sexes exist because men avoid doing “women things” because they hate women). In other words, they downplay the aspect that privileges them by defining it as a mere auxiliary to the one that oppresses them. By that logic, anything that reinforces that first aspect only reinforces their oppression, not their privilege. It’s a particularly useful logic when they do or say things that reinforce it.
But, although it’s difficult today to separate the two as they have become so entangled and synergistic - it’s possible that they weren’t originally linked, that the complementary yin / yang aspect was conceived first (as e-h said, in the context of the early hetero creation myths, for example) and that the dominant / submissive aspect was added to it later. It’s possible that the concept of the male / female pairing as natural & superior, vs. male / male or female / female = unnatural & inferior, existed before “male = superior vs. female = inferior”.

After all, you don’t need to believe that men are superior to women in order to believe that heterosexuality is superior to homosexuality. Homophobic radfems keep proving it. Deep down, a lot of bihet radfems believe that homosexuality is less natural than heterosexuality. You see this mentality on tumblr constantly (”how dare you suggest bi/het women stop dating men” vs. “being in a lesbian relationship is a luxury” = how can you expect me to resist the overpowering urges of my deep-rooted natural hetero attraction vs. homosexuality is a shallow bourgeois indulgence) but also in those “feminist utopia” books written by 2nd-wavers in which lesbianism no longer has any reason to exist now that women are liberated from male domination.

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What your Yu-Gi-Oh DM OTP says about you
  • <p> <b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b>Angstshipping:</b> as the name implies, you like to suffer<p/><b>Apprenticeshipping:</b> keeps their cards together in a Keychain or smthn<p/><b>Ardentshipping:</b> team edward<p/><b>Arrogantshipping:</b> probably likes getting stepped on<p/><b>Azureshipping:</b> likes to write 'fix kaiba-kun' stories<p/><b>Blueshipping:</b> projects self onto kisara<p/><b>Buddyshipping:</b> you're my one and bronly<p/><b>Corruptshipping:</b> likes chains<p/><b>Devotionshipping:</b> probably dislikes Mai<p/><b>Domashipping:</b> I respect you<p/><b>Euroshipping:</b> you've probably got a think for crackships<p/><b>Heartshipping:</b> noble people who protect those who are overlooked<p/><b>Peachshipping:</b> nice taste I approve<p/><b>Polarshipping:</b> is a good person who likely enjoys leather<p/><b>Prideshipping:</b> over analyzes everything and is a slave to character development<p/><b>Protectshipping:</b> someone you can watch Disney movies with<p/><b>Puppyshipping:</b> I'm honestly not sure<p/><b>Puzzleshipping:</b> has probably shipped it since their first yaoi phase and reads too much into the use of 'aibou'<p/><b>Replayshipping:</b> is secretly a girl scout<p/><b> Revolutionshipping:</b> desperately clings onto hope that yami feels the same about anzu<p/><b>Rivalshipping:</b> total sucker for traditional uke/seme dynamics let's be real<p/><b>Sparkleshipping:</b> I like the way you think<p/><b>Tendershipping:</b> really likes the SAW movies<p/><b>Thiefshipping:</b> probably has a shrine or two<p/><b>Trustshipping:</b> has two kids<p/><b>Vaseshipping:</b> a truly carefree spirit<p/><b>Wishshipping:</b> a true defender of justice but probably couldn't hurt a fly tbh<p/></p><p/></p><p/></p>

take me to the stars, chapter 5 – Leonora Carrington (Part Two)

Isak thinks Even is pretentious and impractical. Even thinks Isak is arrogant and uptight. They’re not each other’s biggest fans, even if they do happen to have spectacular sex on a very, very drunken night. And Isak doesn’t mean to do it again, but he does, anyway, so now they’re establishing ground rules and deciding that maybe they can keep doing this, no strings attached, no commitments, no feelings, and, most importantly, no need to stop disliking each other.

And then it’s not quite that simple anymore.

chapters: 5/10
words: 48,248
pairing: isak/even
rating: explicit (this chapter)
notes: again, a massive thank you to my loves @alsclightwood and @bechnaesun for reading over this fucking monster, and another shoutout to the beautiful @mouthfulofbirds for her norwegian expertise. ily all with all of my heart and then some

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The signs and weather:
  • Aries: No it can't rainnnnn, we have to go beat the other team.
  • Taurus: But like, if it's sunny I can eat more ice cream right?
  • Gemini: The sound of the rain but the warmth of the sun ugh I can't pick. Also thunder and lightning fuck me up but like... the beach in summer ahhhhh.
  • Cancer:
  • Leo: Rain? Time to snuggle up indoors fuck yeah.
  • Virgo: Ew too much sun I'm sweatyyyy
  • Libra: I got a pocket got a pocket full of sunshine
  • Scorpio: Barbie movies indoors while it's raining... I think yes. Beach when it's sunny and I get my tan on... woo
  • Sagittarius: I'm singinggggggg in the rain, just singing in the rain.
  • Capricorn: I need to be outside, what is this weather come onnnnnnnn.
  • Aquarius: I'm gonna read no matter the weather so I mean... you do you hun.
  • Pisces: How am I supposed to survive indoors for so long... It's been like an hour of rain now come on.
Effects of Ink in the Mob Boss Au

As promised in @spudinacup’s stream y'all finally get to know what the effects of ink are on both toons AND humans and what makes them a drug. Or more importantly, what kind of drug they are. (I’ve been wanting to make a post about this for a while but now I have a legitimate excuss) (ALSO A WARNING FOR DRUGS LOTS OF DRUG/DEATH MENTIONS (obviously))

Let’s begin!

To Non human users, ink can actually benefit you in many ways! but of course, just like any drug, theres the disadvantages. but if anything the benefits can out-way those disadvantages. To non-humans, or toons, it will act like a steroid. if used for a long period of time it can build muscle and spike your hight if used correctly. its like eating a protein bar: if you take in the protein and do nothing with it, itll just be stored as fat. but if you work your muscles while taking in the protein then it will help them grow. now ink wont be stored as fat but it wont have any positive affect on you other than the high. speaking of which: when taken, for toons, ink sorta acts like lsd or speed (high wise). the syptoms include enhanced focus, tingling sensations, mild hallucinations, enhanced strength, enhanced agility, short temper, and violent tendencies. now the long term effects/disadvantages are the same compared to a human, but it’s very mild for toons and it takes way longer to kill them or cause any sort of detrimental, internal damage.

Now with HUMANS ink sort of acts like mercury in a way. More so in the way that its considered it will benefit someone. Take Emperor Qin Shi Huang for example. He drank mercury and ate jade in hopes that it would make him immortal but it just ended​ up killing him. Now, yes, ink will eventually kill a human, but not after a very long, very painful period of time. Ink is mostly a neurological drug. So while it gives toons a head high, it’s give humans head trauma. The most prominent symptoms would be headaches/migraines, dizziness, drowsiness, nightmare/night terrors, trouble focusing, memory loss, and and in some rare cases hallucinations. (Along with the basic symptoms​ of vomiting and such). If you continue to take it regularly then some users will become delusional and believe that the ink is working in the way you want it to and once you’ve gotten to that stage you might as well just throw in the towel now cuz you might as well be dead already

Now let’s hypothetically say theres an individual who was a half toon half human hybrid. when it comes to Halves they would equally get both of the intensified benefits and the intensified disadvantages of ink. So let’s put it like this: you measure the amount of affect ink will have on an individual through bundles of 4. P stands for the pros that ink gives and C stands for the cons

Toons: PPPC

Humans: PCCC (P only for the false euphoria)

Halves: PPCC

Tldr; for toons ink acts like a steroid and gives a euphoric high while with humans it just rots you from the inside out, making you think it’s doing you good if you take it too much. And if you’re a Halve then you get the effects are sort of intensified for you in both respects.

“I want this to be a letter to myself on my bad days. when it feels numb, when you are drowning in the sadness, when it feels like you can’t go on anymore. Remember all you have overcome and all you have to live for. all you want to accomplish.the lives you want to change. remember leusner, maddie, and your sister. the 3 people who will always be family. remember all the nights you thought about ending it, and remember all the mornings you woke up. even when you didn’t think you could. remember that whats coming is better than what has passed. remember that you are stronger than this feeling. you have beaten depression everyday for 6 years because you are alive. even if you are not yet living. you are here and that is worth something. hang on to that. hang on to your good days. and if it ever becomes too much it is not failure to ask for help. remember to stay alive for the little boy in the backseat. you are alive, stay that way.”

jenyifer  asked:

Yamaguchi in a sunhat or/and Tsukki reading a book at the beach.

This was such a nice idea! Sunhat Yams is a very cute Yams yes! Maybe I will color it on a later time. 

And I just had to add this too. 

Thank you so much for sending this to me! 
(I had to use a ref for the sunhat, google is your friend)