young and worried

With the new year comes many new gifts to cherish;

New foods will be tried.
New music will be heard.
New books will be read.
New people will be met.
New connections will be made.

So many new discoveries and opportunities await you.
They’re endless.
This is your year.
Go get it.

To young lesbians

You don’t have to “verify” or “test” your lesbianism by being with a man “just in case”. In that young lesbian self-doubt stage that some of us have, you don’t need to double-check yourself by “trying out” being with a man. 

Too many times have I heard older lesbians lament the fact that they slept with men as a form of self-hate and self-harm, or to try to convert themselves to be straight. My heart breaks for them

Too many times have men said to me “just try it” or “but how do you know you’re a lesbian if you’ve never been with a man?” or “there’s no harm in experimenting!”

Don’t worry, young lesbians, you never have to be with a man. There are lesbians who have lived their whole lives without being with a man. You know you’re a lesbian by the fact that you’re solely attracted to women. That’s it. 

  • Jae: I felt really terrible that you got me these lovely gloves and I didn’t get you anything. Now, I haven’t really gotten time to buy you anything, but here goes.
  • Brian: [reading] This coupon entitles you to one free tickle monster attack.
  • Jae: Yeah, they’re Jae coupons! Or Jaepons, and they’re all different. Cash that one in and I will bring you a stick of gum.
  • Brian:
  • Jae [lovingly]: Any time, any place. I’ll find you.

“I used to wash cars for such little money just so I had enough money to buy my football boots. My family was so poor that football for me was about survival. I told my mother from a young age, ‘Don’t worry, I will become a football player and get us out of this situation’. There were no rules when you play football on the street, no coaches to protect you. Because I was so advanced I used to play with the big kids and they used to try to kick me all over the street. I learned to be tough, and you can only learn that if you grow up in that environment. Football saved me.

Lemony Snicket author Daniel Handler gets ‘dirty’ with new novel about teenage sexuality (Jan 5, 2017)

All the Dirty Parts follows Cole, a sex-obsessed high school student, whose exploits develop into a reputation he’s not quite sure he likes. At the same time, something exciting starts buzzing between Cole and his best friend, and he meets a new person called Grisaille. Intrigued? So are we.

Here’s a peek at the opening sentence: “Let me put it this way: This is how much I think about sex. Draw a number line, with zero is you never think about sex and ten is, it’s all you think about, and while you are drawing the line, I am thinking about sex.”

All the Dirty Parts will be released on August 29, 2017.

Head over to the link for a short interview with Handler on where he got the idea for the novel, writing honestly about sexuality in young men, whether to worry about a young readership, and more.

anonymous asked:

Good day! Firstly, I would like to say that your blog is the thing that has kept me alive. Everything is brill, and three cheers for no smut! But, as a young Brit, I am worried for my country due to Brexit and I was wondering if you could make a (depressing?) comic about England and France involving Brexit to help us Brits cope with the horrid happenings recently? Maybe sick England or an England forced by his citizens to be away from France? Or anything done by you? Thank you so very much!

This week on How Disappointing is My Unicorn? expectations are lower than ever. Can contestants live down to them?

This unicorn sets lawns on fire and fills the shower with shot glasses.  It steals forks and never uses headphones.  That is not the smile of an animal it’s safe to leave unsupervised.  2/10

This unicorn hasn’t paid library fines in years. It keeps the books under its bed and tries not to think about them.  Everyone tells it it’s too young to have worry lines.   6/10

This unicorn follows strangers home and will not leave. It eats the towels and replaces the furniture with armchairs it found by the side of the road.  It’s just trying to help! It has some paint suggestions it thinks they’ll really like.  3/10

This unicorn’s natural habitat is on a couch with the blinds drawn, Friends reruns playing somewhere in the background.  It drinks 8 cups of coffee a day and has never seen a vitamin. 4/10

Best not to move when this unicorn is around. Draw its attention and who knows what’ll happen. Broken windows, slashed tires, phone calls in the middle of the night where it breathes threateningly down the line. 8/10*

*Judges too intimidated to give lower score

This unicorn disqualified for being disappointed in you and not the other way around.

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Aquarius & Libra
  • Aquarius, worrying about Libra, who is currently sleeping:
  • Aquarius, calls her, heart pounding quickly:
  • Libra, answers, high as shit: Hello? It's 4 in the morning, what do you want
  • Aquarius: Just wanted to tell you fuck you, you saggy piece of pregnant cow shit
  • Aquarius, hangs up: