you're missing the point!

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The President Show||05.04.2017

How is anybody surprised by me any more? I’m doing exactly what I promised to do during the campaign, dismantling this country piece by piece, and the first piece, healthcare! 

House Republicans finally slapped together a bill cruel enough to pass. They gave me my first big win and I’m giving them a giant political albatross.

And to my supporters, you’re giving up your healthcare for nothing. Zero. Zip. You’re not any safer, you’re not getting your jobs back, you’re not even getting that big, beautiful wall.

The billionaire oligarchs who really run this country are getting a trillion dollars in tax cuts and all you get is a stupid. red. hat. What a deal!

  • What the great writing vs feedback debate actually is: The lack of kudos/comments/reblogs means my fic doesn't get out there and thus I get little to no feedback that would immensely help me develop my own writing. I also cannot tell what the fandom would like to read that correlates with what I would like to write.
  • What people think the great writing vs feedback debate is: You all suck, even people who are leaving reviews, and I deserve more because of reasons.

harinezumiko  asked:

Old Lesbian reporting in to say... yeah, no, it didn't strike me as a microaggression in the slightest, the post seemed perfectly clear to me. Don't know if chiming in helps any. But you don't deserve the flak you're getting, and I'm sorry people are missing the point so flagrantly.

I think a lot of the problem lies in the “:/” emoticon. People are taking it to mean “angry” or “upset”, but I always thought it expressed confusion and internal conflict, like “hrmm”.

The conflict being, for the 800th time, “If a straight girl is into me, she probably won’t be once she realizes I’m trans. If a gay girl is into me, it’s because she’s misgendering me.” Both scenarios are painful for different reasons, but they’re both instances of cissexism.

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random phone screencaps of Lin in Do No Harm because I love this character a lot and he deserved so much better

  • Alex: Just because you recognized her with the glasses on doesn't mean Lena recognizes her with the glasses on.
  • Maggie: Lena is a genius. She definitely recognizes her.
  • Alex: Lena also melts into a puddle around Kara and puddles can't think straight.
  • Maggie: She isn't straight though.
  • Alex: You're missing the point.
  • Maggie: Want to bet?
  • Alex: On what? You having missed the point or the point I was trying to make? Pretty sure I've got both in the bag so you choose.

anonymous asked:

You can't filter anything on mobile. There are currently more new blakecest fics in the bellarke tag than bellarke fics, so if you can't see why a lot of people really annoyed right now, I think you're intentionally missing the point. Also, some of the fics might briefly mention a relationship, but if the actual point of the fic is three people having sex, it makes no sense to tag it with a couple tag.

Again, I’m not responsible for what other people tag their works with on AO3. If you have a problem with the tagging on a particular work I encourage you to take it up with that author. As I have not posted any Blakecest there is literally nothing I can do about what tags show up in those works. 

I would of course ask that all of the authors participating in the Kink Meme tag responsibly. Other than that it’s out of my hands and I’m sorry that it’s frustrating you but I’m not going to engage about this any longer on this Tumblr. The express point of this Tumblr is solely to do housekeeping for the kink meme and I’ve already strayed too far away from that. If you’d like to come off anon I’ll continue to talk to you privately, here or on my main (@raincityruckus).

Also I’ll update the prompt list sometime tonight, I’m sorry I’m so negligent 

  • 13 Reasons Why fan: *makes jokes about suicide/depression*
  • Mentally ill person: hey can you please not make a joke about that? You're basically saying that our struggle is a joke and missing the entire point of the show in the process???
  • 13 Reasons Why fan: um its a joke sweaty???:)??? lighten up omg

anonymous asked:

I don't think you're homophobic, a bad person, or any of that and am sorry you're getting outright hate BUT I think you're missing a lot of the point. I am not going to presume that you aren't LGBT, but I am unsure if you understand how LGBT people are irritated at how het pairings as "overt" as v*****ri are typically accepted as they are (/cont)

(cont) yet so many gay pairings portrayed in the same vein are “ambiguous” or argue that it isn’t canon. The “they’re DEEPER than romantic love” is also hurtful as people aren’t discriminated against for friendships and erases what makes them so special to LGBT fans.

(cont 3/3) Essentially, I think although you have good intentions in trying to be objective, with what I said in mind when you add separate commentary such as pointing out that soulmates can be platonic or the late night drama thing it does deeply hurt people, because it sounds like you’re trying to downplay them—intentionally or otherwise

Hello! First of all, thank you for making a concrete example and articulating your point logically!

I’m taking this occasion to write a long reply that encompasses my view of Victor and Yuuri’s relationship also with regard to heterocentricity. It’s long, but hopefully it’s exhaustive… 

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

Bad post OP. You're missing the point entirely of the criticisms. While it is nice to go against the hyper femme ideal of Arab women, and it's absolutely wonderful when Fareeha is drawn as muscular and athletic. But there's also a point where drawing Fareeha as muscular crosses into caricature, and so many other P/M artists are guilty of that. The exaggerated hulk Pharah draws parallels with caricatures like the Mammy and Sambo, which are often used to disparage black and brown people.

(2/3) Also, it looks awfully suspicious when it’s the brown girl who always has to be the one who bucks the gender norms, but it’s never the white or pale girl who is depicted that way. It ties into the stereotype that black/brown women are manly and therefore, not worthy of love and admiration the same way white girls are. Don’t get me wrong, I love P/M, but you need to see where the woc who criticize this ship, are coming from on this.            

(3/3) Other than this, I agree with you on the toxic nature of the antis and agree that some of them go way too far and are looking to pick fights as well. But there are some legitimate criticisms within some of the arguments, and they are worth listening to, and examining in order to better improve the community of our ship and to make it welcoming for everyone who loves Phar/Mercy.            

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(background: anon is referring to this bad post)

First of all, let’s start at the last part. I would like to point out that is precisely the point I was trying to make. The criticisms do have validity and there are definitely discussions to be had, I just question the intent of some of those voicing them because they don’t seem to want, like you and I, to examine and improve the community but to tear it down. I know it makes me weary as hell and I haven’t ever been a direct target.

Onto your other notes, yes I do actually agree with you that some depictions do take it too far. For instance, giving her animal characteristics whilst Mercy often remains human holds a lot of unfortunate implications. I think the Hulk Pharah phenomenon becomes a problem when that’s all she is, like her personality, her sensitivity, and her passion is reduced to bumbling big non-verbal muscle. That’s just a case of people evaporating her character away for an aesthetic. Sometimes I feel that tumblr can get so caught up getting in on all that Diversity but lack substance so it comes across rather fetishising at times, like eerie empty faces smiling at you in an echo chamber of buzzwords. This is not specific to Pharah and Pharmercy though.

You will have to elaborate on the parallels to the Mammy and Sambo stereotypes for me because while I do know the former is like an often heavyset black woman non-character devoted to white people, I’m not too sure what constitutes the latter.

And yes, I do agree that Pharah does carry more of the burden to be Different. I don’t think it’s a good thing that Mercy does not have any though. Her’s is a different burden. I don’t like a majority of Mercy art because while even though they are technically good, the push to make her pretty and appealing can often take away from substance of character (kind of like the issue I take with Hulk Pharah but in a different direction). I don’t think it’s some kind of aspiration that we want Pharah to be subject to the same type of attention and objectification that Mercy gets. For example, my lovely experience the other day where I had to hear dudes talk about masturbating to her on team chat.

Which brings me to your last point and is the thing that I disagree the most with, of the stereotype of “black/brown women are manly and therefore, not worthy of love and admiration the same way white girls are”. I’ve already noted that I’m skeptical of the quality of the “love and admiration” Mercy gets for being the ow Hot Girl™. I also note in my original Bad Post is that I ofc don’t want this stereotype to be perpetuated - but you seem to have missed the part where I observe that this is not the message accompanied by a lot of these depictions. She is drawn “manly” but the artists often are painting this as something to be desired and admired.

It’s YOUR problem if you see a gender non-conforming woman and decide ah yes here is someone we must ridicule and find gross, this is a woman no one (*cough*no man*cough*) would want. And between you and me and the internet, I’ve had enough of that from my mum. Being a woc doesn’t exempt you from perpetuating patriarchal beauty standards.

I don’t think the most effective way to combat this stereotype is that we must never draw black/brown women as “manly” lest people think they are unlovable, but that we must break the idea that being a “manly” women is something unlovable. Also the idea that being “lovable” (which ngl in this context seems to be shorthand for “desirable by men” bc there’s no shortage of women in fandom lined up to swoon over Handsome Pharah) is something that a woman has to be in the first place.

Overall, I think the best way to move forward from here is to just give more thought to character, to substance, to society and it will show in your art. I don’t want people to shy away from gender non-conforming depictions of Pharah (bar yknow not crossing the line into racist caricature). I don’t think we tackle the restrictions woc have in their depictions by confining them to something else. Instead, I feel the burden should be on the Mercy depictions to become less generic so there isn’t such an undertone of otherness in their contrast.

You’re welcome to disagree with me, but I would appreciate that you posit other solutions to consider to these problems because there’s only so far just pointing out what’s wrong can go.

anonymous asked:

You know what I love? When I fucking carry one of the worst team composition I've ever seen through hell and back, raise them from the dead about four times each while they all spam the "need healing" button (you're missing half a point, Hanzo, you're FINE), and none of them commend me in the end. Just. Love it. Maybe I should really send them a bill afterward.

Here try this trick

go to your system info and then uninstall overwatch and live your life in peace

- mod proxy

Me, reading most of Mark Kolpack’s Fitz-related tweets:

Originally posted by find-a-reaction-gif

Me, seeing the ones suggesting patience and confirming a light at the end of the very long (and constantly dimly lit) Fitzsimmons tunnel:

Originally posted by lifetimetv

The thing about safe vore

I know some people have already abandoned this post solely based on one of the words in the title. Some left because of the word “vore”. Others left because of the word “safe”.

Let me just say, I’m vore fluff garbage and in not much of a stance to judge people who keep to themselves and their own circles- What this post is about is the ones who refuse to keep it in. The ones who drag death into everything. Those who trod all over the people like me who are repulsed by such death.

What they fail to realize is that this is some people’s safe place. Their happy place. I, personally, comfort myself to sleep by imagining safe vore. It’s where I escape to in my head when the world around me is bearing down and crushing me under pressure. I share this, and much more, with many fans of safe vore.

People who like fatal, if they know what they’re doing, will try to respect the boundaries of more sensitive people. If they don’t, they’ll do all they can to force their views in others’ faces, leaving only themselves happy in the end. They’ll take beautiful work and dribble blood (or worse) all over it. They steal people’s personal pictures of themselves and add gross captions, then post it up as art.

People like this are slowly driving good people out of the vore community. I’ve seen it happen several times over, and it’s making me sick. What exactly are you accomplishing by turning someone’s safe place into their worst nightmare? What are you gaining by forcing them out? Do you think there’ll be more art there just for you after they drop it?

This all will either reach only the people on my side of the argument, or the ones I’ve adressed will look, laugh, and keep doing what they’re doing, but now with more pride than before… But I had to say this. The people who I said were being driven out don’t know me, and I don’t know them, but when they leave the community, I feel like I’m losing a friend. I’m beginning to feel like a wolf walking among fur trappers trying to find my pack, and only finding their pelts. The thing that, not long ago, stopped me from feeling so alone is now making me feel more isolated than ever.

So, seriously. Stop your shit and learn some manners, guys. You’re hurting people far more than you may think you are when you toss death into their happy place.

  • Sirius: But what if I get kidnapped?
  • Remus: Kidnapped?
  • Sirius: Yes mate, kidnapped
  • Remus: Padfoot, if someone kidnapped you they would be paying us to take you back after 5 minutes
  • Sirius:
  • Remus:
  • Sirius: You're missing the point completely, Moony