no offense but using comparisons and analogies to fictional media as your only form of critical thought shows a clear lack of effort and care and it’s so ugly. if you have the ability to care about a cartoon and analyze it in depth and accrue a large amount of knowledge about it, you should also be able to understand that black people being killed under a police state designed to oppress them is bad without having to compare it to geology cartoon or wizard boy first. y’all aren’t stupid, ik you’re not stupid. mental illness and/or neurodivergency doesn’t make you exempt from racism or any other form of bigotry. honestly if you feel compelled to write some sort of weird, performative blm fanfic or hc or whatever, for the love of god keep it in the drafts, white ppl especially. for everyone’s sake.
the people of minneapolis are angry but they are holding together. i was there today. my roommate and i were trying to drop off food in response to a call for aid- we were unable to bc the goal was meet within 30 minutes and donations were no longer needed by the time we got there. hundreds of people gave. hundreds of people came together to clean up. all we want is justice. please do not believe the lies of the media. please do not give in to the fear. help where you can. you don’t need to be in the streets. donate. sign petitions. call. write. spread the word. don’t let this die out. my state is on fire. keep letting it burn.
if you’re posting about pride but haven’t touched a single blm post do not interact with me. block me right now. if you say you don’t want to see/spread disturbing images and descriptions of violence etc. then why don’t i see you pushing forward petitions and donations instead? you can rb seven posts about stonewall but not one sfw resource for protesters? you have no excuse.
every so often a post will go around that says something along the lines of “if lesbians can control themselves around girls wearing revealing clothing then why can’t men” and it really makes me wonder how people don’t realize that the post is implying that lesbians are inherently predatory and merely “controlling” themselves from harassing or assaulting other women…..maybe stop using us as some kind of “gotcha!” when discussing predatory men because not only does it hurt us personally (that comparison does not create any warm feelings i promise) but it’s also reinforcing an idea that has harmed lesbians, especially trans lesbians, for decades
Cottagecore in itself; the idea of moving to a cottage, wearing hand-sewn clothes, and baking, is not racist or pro-colonialism.
But parts of it do have roots in colonialism. Running away to the “pure and untouched” countryside with no thought in your mind about the Indigenuous people who inhabit that countryside is ignorant.
There is also the fact of seeing cottagecore as “pure and wholesome”. Tradwifes have clamped down onto this “aesthetic” and those exact terms. Be careful what you repeat without thinking.
Cottagecore is not racist. But it can have racism and colonialism ingrained in it if you are not careful. I look at white people with unease when they say they love cottagecore the same way I look at white people with unease when they say they love vikings. Yes, their intentions could be perfectly harmless. But it can also very well act as a dog whistle.
I would rather focus my energy on returning this land and its natural beauty to its native people. If you ignore that while saying you love cottagecore, you are part of the problem.
And of course, naturally, the people of 4 Chan had to come and completely take the fun out of pride month. For those who don’t know- there are people threatening to seek out small queer bloggers on social media platforms and dox them, out them, and harass these people with disturbing content. This is called operation pridefall. It starts June 1st, and is supposed to escalate throughout the course of pride month.
This means that we all are being forced back into the closet during what is supposed to be our month, some of us into total isolation as the internet acts as the sole place to be completely expressive. By refusing to go into the closet, we run the risk of being doxxed, put in harms way. By closeting ourselves, they succeed in silencing us. They have placed us between a rock and a hard place.
But they are not the first to do this.
For centuries we have been fighting, forced to hide in the shadows, and hurt when taking a stand. Queer people have been made to be like the vermin in the walls, hiding, surviving.
They have made us like cockroaches, and so cockroaches we will be. They want to take away our pride month? Let them try. We are resilient. We are strength. We have survived in every condition and our community will continue to not only survive but thrive when they wish to see us silent.
We are cockroaches, so let’s survive this motherfucker.
Now- my plan.
Unfortunately, it is not safe to be out in the same way that it has been on the internet, as they will being actively seeking out queer people through the tags, blog names, and search engines. So be it, but they can not infiltrate our private spaces.
I am creating a group chat here on tumblr called the “Queerantine Bunker”. Everyone who interacts with this post or otherwise requests to be apart of it I will individually add to that group- and on June 1st, unfortunately, I will close the chat for the safety of those inside. Inside of this chat- I, and Mod Lia, will create pride related memes, celebrate various pride days, perhaps do queer Netflix watch parties (if I can coordinate it), share queer history, and otherwise celebrate pride month within an online quarantine. They can try to take our pride away, but they never will be able to. We will do what queer people do best, stick together and motherfucking thrive, looking after eachother and keeping eachother safe.
They want to isolate us, and they will fail. Feel free to also do this in your own group chats, however our service to you all is creating this space.
Remember, on 12am June 1st I am closed for entry requests. Just interact with this post and I will add you to the chat.
Remain here, queer, unswayed and unafraid my dearest cockroachmotherfuckers.
if y’all think it’s okay to say ACAB and BLM and fuck 12 while not actively doing anything to help, reconsider your intentions behind making these statements. the fight for black people’s rights isn’t a trend. nobody is saying everyone has to go out and protest, because that’s obviously not possible for everyone. but you CAN donate if you have the money, sign petitions, contact relevant representatives, and educate yourself on the past and present of black oppression as well as on how to be a better ally. don’t be a performative activist, and don’t pretend to care about black people because it’s suddenly convenient for you.
a girl i know has to still live with her shitty ex (they both hate each other) bc of financial reasons but they vaguetweet about her on Twitter and said shit like “turns out that locking somebody out of joint accounts is considered financial manipulation & abuse in the eyes of the law” and LADIES i could not make this up if i tried to but this was in reference to my friend changing her Netflix password
Kipo from Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts is black and asian and has BROWN SKIN please DRAW HER THAT WAY
This is by no means a comprehensive guide of EVERY skin tone kipo is given in either canon or in fanworks, but the point stands. Depending on the scene and the lighting she often has a pink/purple tone to her skin, but at a base level it is still brown! It takes about 30 seconds to find a screenshot of her in average lighting and to pick the color off of that!
There is no excuse to draw her with highlighter pink skin as light as her hair. It’s obviously a slightly different story if she’s in jaguar mode since that means she’s covered in pink fur, but if her skin is still visible, it’s still brown.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses is the perfect example of fiction affecting reality. Far too many people went into the game thinking “teacher/student relationships bad” and came out thinking “some” teacher/student relationships are okay because of it normalizing romances between a teacher and their students. And guess what? It is NOT all of a sudden okay because a video game you like portrayed it as so. A teacher pursuing a relationship with a student is NEVER okay. And you need to take a step back and think critically about how a game convinced you it was.
Listen the likes to reblogs ratio sucks and as a gif maker it’s rly disheartening
But what really fuckin gets my goat is the comments to kudos to hits ratio, because writing isn’t like gif making, you have to pull shit out of thin air and it takes DAYS not hours to make something reasonable—anything over 5k is agony.
On a fic w a 10k word count I have 4300 hits 561 kudos and 26 comments. Even factoring in people who click and don’t read to the end, that’s still an insane ratio.
Comment on fics. Leave kudos. Or don’t complain about how long it takes for your favs to update.
My stomach just started hurting and I’m bleeding but I’m on birth control and I use it to skip having periods. I can’t go to the doctors until next week Monday. I don’t drive and need to take Uber to get there, otherwise is a 1 hour walk to the clinic.
If anyone can send help for an Uber it’s appreciated! ❤️
if i was more coherent i’d write some meta about how martin’s willingness for violence now relates to the fact that violence and anger are easy emotions to process in contrast to the more messy, complicated emotions of love and jealousy and existential distress. And how people like him, who have suffered in silence for quite a long time, lose their fucking minds when they realize a much easier path is to do extreme harm until the emotions calm down and all you have to deal with is physical pain and the nausea of adrenaline, because its easier. It is easier to scream and hurt and harm than it is to keep being calm and processing your emotions when you’re so stressed, and you realize the valve exists to let off pressure, even if it will suffocate you too.
And if i was more coherent i’d add in that he’s being possessive of jon, because when you spend so long telling yourself the only way you can be loved or shown any kindness is to be Useful until you’re Not, you get overwhelmed with the fact someone might care about you without conditions. It’s not healthy, and it will inevitably lead to destructive behavior, but it’s not impossible to correct. The idea that it’s all more of the same is easier to slide into, than the idea that things aren’t all perfect and happy all the time, because one takes work and the other just takes hating yourself. And one is more familiar. One is easier. But it is not impossible to learn easy is not always best, and hard is not always impossible.
It is hard to learn how to be in a healthy relationship if all you know are toxic, conditional relationships. It is hard to process trauma when you have no tools and feel like you have to also help someone else process trauma. You will be your ugliest, emotionally, while working through shit. And it will hurt and it will be hard, but it is not impossible.
If i was more coherent i’d comment that Martin’s jealousy of Oliver is an extension of the inner doubt saying “He’s settled for you, because he had no other option.” An extension of “You’re always the last choice, and you will always be, even in the literal end of the world.” It is not true and it is not kind to himself, but those are the lies a mind tells itself after so long believing it true.
But i am not coherent, so this will have to suffice.
anyways AS A LESBIAN, if you’re a cis wlw and you don’t regularly blog or reblog posts decrying terfs, standing up for trans women, sharing fundraisers for trans women, etc. then you’re a shitty ally and can’t be trusted
whoops 3.3k long boomer angst headcanon under the cut! i got sent a bunch of asks about post coomer-wedding boomer content and i went hogwild because i LOVE writing about yearning and angst and all that good shit hehe
concept: bubby teaching coomer to slow dance for his (coomers) wedding, bc hes nervous abt being a bit rusty (he hasn’t slowdanced in. a While, so) bubby offers to practice with him, figures that black mesa likely injected him with Some knowledge of slow dancing, and if not, its probably easy enough to learn w/e. theyre in bubbys small black mesa dorm, and bubby places a frank sinatra vinyl onto the record player (the song playing is Call Me Irresponsible). he approaches coomer, grabbing his hand and placing his other hand on coomers shoulder (and def NOT having a gay moment when coomer places a hand on his waist LOL), and they begin to dance.
it starts out clumsily, at first. bubby is correcting coomer Constantly and coomer is laughing, bubby saying shit like “if you keep screwing up im going to fucking explode!” and coomer just egging him on bc loves 2 be a bully:) they’re just… goofin around for the most part. and then they kinda get into the groove of things. the laughing dies down and they’re just. dancing. slow n steady, moving along w the music. bubby, w/o completely realizing it, rests his head on coomers shoulder. coomer doesnt seem to react, even leaning into the embrace. its just, really soft, really tender moment.
the song ends, and they remain like that, holding eachother, just. Quiet, save for the subtle static coming from the record player. just relishing in the moment before it inevitably ends.
bubby, realizing that this is definitely Not Good bc holy shit coomer is literally getting married soon they cant be having tender moments like this, pulls himself away from coomer and brushes himself off, awkwardly coughing into his fist. probs saying that Yeah Okay Youre Good At Slowdancing You Got This Okay Um Bye and rushes out the door, leaving a rlly confused n concerned coomer just kinda. alone in the dorm room.
I was auditioning for a production of the Breakfast Club when I was like 17 and it was my first audition and I got a callback for Andrew, the Jock (irocnally) and I was like alright cool cool but I saw the other people who had been called back and they were REALLY good and I was like well I HAVE to be good too!
So my idea was is that, upon reading this Emotional Monologue the other Jocks had to read, I was going to stage cry because why not? I can do that very easily with a simple enough thought and it would showcase my ability and I was like alright that’s brilliant
So I get up there and I start reading it and so far so good and I get to the part where he starts getting emotional about his Father Traumaᵀᴹ and I go “Right we need to start that Stage Cry so I’m going to think about my Father Traumaᵀᴹ” and so I do, and I start crying
Only I ended up thinking about it TOO MUCH and I was like UH OH SISTERS and so I was no longer doing the monologue anymore I was JUST CRYING and I had my head in my hands and everything and I was just SOBBING for a solid MINUTE about my Father Traumaᵀᴹ in a silent theater with everyone looking at me???? and then I finally found it in me to continue reading the script and I finished, got up, said thank you, and walked off thinking oh WOW I messed that up so bad
BUT I ENDED UP GETTING THE PART and the director told me later, “Your monologue was so amazing!!! It made me cry!!!! You’re fantastic!!!!” and I just smiled and said “Oh thanks!” but internally I was yelling BECAUSE EVERYONE THOUGHT MY DRAMATIC CRYING WAS PART OF MY MONOLOGUE AND I WAS LIKE NO I JUST ACCIDENTALLY MADE MYSELF HAVE A BREAKDOWN WHILE TRYING TO MAKE MYSELF FAKE SAD and I still think about it at 3 AM and to this day no one knows I wasn’t trying to be extra I had just made a WHOOPS and unearthed repressed memories in front of like 60 people
I know things are pretty bad right now, and you can’t help but feel sad but.. please know everything’s gonna be okay, hang in there and stay strong. You are so loved and always will be, don’t forget that. I know you might feel bad about yourself right now but you are beautiful, we all make mistakes, no one is perfect.
Know you are not alone in these times, everything is gonna be okay. ❤️
You’re right! Bisexuality doesn’t rely on transphobia and biphobia! It doesn’t rely on ignoring and erasing decades of history! Its definition doesn’t rely on speaking over members of the LGBT community! Bisexuals understand what reclamation is and definitions of words can change. That the “bi” in bisexual does not mean two, just in the same way “oct” in October doesn’t mean eight!
So yeah! They definitely aren’t the same! How about that!
Pansexuals who touch this will be blocked on sight you’re wrong and I’m not gonna “debate” a group of people who hate LGBT history ♥
currently emo about how great a symbol it is that zuko, as the first firelord after the war ends, is literally a visual metaphor for surviving atrocity. how fitting is it that the next firelord is personally, literally scarred by the war that scarred the world. that his scar is a constant reminder of how zuko saw violence, saw personal threat, and still refused to fight.
zuko doesn’t need to speak his intentions when he enters a room: his face says it all. his scar says “no, this will never happen again. this stops with me.”
rewatching older unraveled videos is so funny bc at the beginning its this bright-eyed young man taking on the mysteries of gaming, and now, less than two years later, he’s a shattered but determined, grizzled ex-waluigi-kin who will stop at no end to unravel not just gaming, but life itself
gaphals (now 7116811219) / vvortkarg and his bf gloopy2000 are BOTH cryptofascists and antisemitic. it’s all over both of their artwork and gaphals publicly reblogs from a number of big cryptofascists on his main… 😑 a lot of his deviantart favorites also contain a shit ton of drawn nazi imagery. you’ll know gaphals from these.
It sucks how hard it can be to have a physician take your words seriously when once they take a glance at your medical history, it’s loaded with diagnoses of mental illness, and suddenly your migraines, your joint pains, your anaemia, your easily bruised skin, anything alike; it’s all “just depression”