robert-downey-junior:

Get to know me meme - [2/5] Favorite Female Characters; Katara

You can’t knock me down.

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cthonical:

gallifrey-feels:

Fanfic authors: READ THE WHOLE FUCKING PAGE

THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND VALUABLE LESSONS YOU CAN LEARN AS A WRITER. I SAY THIS AS A READER AND A PROFESSIONAL GENRE EDITOR.

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itsbeentwoyears:

honestly mr brightside can be in any playlist. make out playlist? mr brightside. getting over someone? mr brightside. funeral? you bet your sweet ass mr brightside will be on it

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thesylverlining:

gregxb:

Elisa Maza is often compared with April O’Neil, and I have no idea why. I suppose if you’re channel surfing and spend less than a minute on “Gargoyles” and only take things in at their most superficial, you’ll see a normal woman hanging out with a bunch of gargoyles and make that leap. But that’s as ridiculous as saying Demona is just like Mystique or Xanatos is just like Lex Luthor. Elisa is so much more than that, and I will say it, she is one of the greatest animated heroes of all time. Notice that I didn’t say “greatest animated love interests” or anything like that. I don’t put her toe-to-toe with Lois Lane, Spike Witwicky from Transformers, or the aforementioned April O’Neil. No, I’m putting her toe-to-toe with the likes of Batman; any version of Optimus Prime; and yes, even the love of her life, Goliath.

Unlike April and Lois, Elisa is no damsel in distress (or, in their cases dumbass in distress). She can and does take care of herself and, while I haven’t counted, she’s rescued Goliath and the other gargoyles more often than they’ve ever rescued her by a significant margin… and all without making Goliath and his kin look like weak heroes in the process. Imagine a Superman show where Lois saved Superman more often than he saved her, chances are you’d have people complaining that they were making Supes look weak in favor of “girl power” or something. Not “Gargoyles.” Not Elisa Maza. “Gargoyles” showed us very early on that Elisa wasn’t going to be your typical gal pal when, in the fourth part of the five-part pilot, she takes down an entire squad of commandos single handed; commandos who were written as being competent instead of your garden variety moronic thugs that pop up in most cartoons.

A big point is made about how David Xanatos looks at his wife, Fox, as an equal. Fox even beats her husband in chess and judo sparring. Likewise, Goliath and Elisa respect each other and regard each other the same, a great reflection of Xanatos and Fox, I think. Again, one need only look at “Awakening Part Five” to see Elisa save Goliath’s life from Demona before he in turn saves her from the collapsing castle as Demona falls towards her… apparent death (at least we thought so for a moment). They are a team. They are partners. They are equals.

Elisa is also a woman who is very self-possessed. Growing up mixed race (the daughter of a Native American father and an African-American mother) was probably not always easy, but it’s clear to me that she grew up well-adjusted despite any hurdles she had to overcome there, never mind her succeeding in the police which is still, to this day, often considered “a man’s world.” She sees past appearances, choosing to see what is beneath the surface. Notice how quick she was to accept Goliath, strike up conversation with him, and get to know him. On the flip side, she didn’t trust Xanatos from the moment she met him, despite the fact that most fall for his charms and suave demeanor.

This isn’t to say she’s perfect, no one in real life is (and no fictional character should ever be written that way). She’s stubborn, she has acted selfishly, and she’s guarded. She’s tried to pretend her feelings for Goliath don’t exist and then even after acknowledging them, she briefly panicked and tried to run away from them. But this doesn’t weaken her as a character, quite the contrary, it strengthens her. She’s human, without being just the human friend, she embodies the best of humanity just as Goliath embodies the best of his people… and they really are perfect for each other.*

She’s a hero, as much as she denies being one, all while being human in the best sense of the word. Most pop culture heroes like Batman and Superman may as well be gods, or allegories for gods. They are larger than life, have amazing powers or abilities or resources, but they are too above us to ever truly be human. Elisa Maza might not be able to move planets, stop volcanoes and hurricanes, own a hi-tech suit of armor, be injected with a super soldier serum, be descended from gods, be a science experiment gone wrong, or be able to defeat any foe with enough prep time (she can’t even beat Demona in hand-to-hand combat at night), but armed only with her brain, her heart, her badge, her gun, family and true friends, she carries on and does the best she can and has even helped save the world without ever feeling like she was invincible in the process. Elisa Maza is the hero we can all be.


*This is also a great sum up of why Elisa should never be transformed into a gargoyle again.

Damn, that was great.

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riotsiren:

Next older person to complain about millennials has to pay off a random 20-something’s student loans

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theamazingindi:

listen, i don’t know about you, but the only people I know who actually enjoy the smell of axe body spray are not women. it’s dudes. it’s all dudes. i have worn axe body spray and walked into a room and have been complimented by legions of dudes. axe body spray is an agent of the gay agenda to make men smell better for other men to unlock their latent homosexuality and there is no stopping them now, we’re in too deep and it’s far too late.

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Anonymous asked:
Sick of fat pirate dragon-worshipping feminists like you

rooks-and-ravens:

rockpapertheodore:

the-real-seebs:

amydentata:

dajo42:

fat pirate dragon-worshipping feminist

fat pirate dragon-worshipping feminist

fat pirate dragon-worshipping feminist

THANKS FOR INADVERTENTLY GIVING ME THE COOLEST TITLE EVER

I’M GONNA PUT THIS ON MY ABOUT ME PAGE

i’m not even gonna respond to the hateful part like you surely know you’re trash already i’m just gonna proudly be a fat pirate dragon-worshipping feminist

That deescalated quickly

Can someone help me understand a thing? I get that this is a feminist who worships dragons.

I can’t tell whether the anon meant to imply that it was the feminist being a pirate, or the dragons being pirates. Similarly, I cannot tell whether the accusation of being “fat” is directed at the feminist or the dragons. I think I can rule out a fat feminist who worships pirate dragons, though.

Seriously, anon, this kind of shit is why we have commas.

i’m about fat pirate dragons sign me up

Let’s start a Fat Pirate Dragon cult for feminists!




The giving tree: He needed my branches to make a house!
Sassy Gay Friend: Yeah and the guy from silence of the lambs needed fat girl skin to make a meat suit. Doesn't mean you give it to him!



Anonymous asked:
My friend insists bi means two and I'm only attracted to the binary genders and it's transphobic idk what else to say??

bisexual-community:

a-little-bi-furious:

Tell them that by their logic lesbians are from the Isle of Lesbos, gay people are really happy people, heterosexual means attracted to different genders (that is more than one) because it comes from the Greek “heteros” meaning “different” or “other”.

Then tell them that both heterosexuals and homosexuals are transphobic because they are only attracted to genders within the gender binary (which isn’t even necessarily true btw) and that only pansexuals cannot be transphobic because they are attracted to everything, including innanimate objects and philosophical concepts, I mean everything means EVERYTHING you’re not a real pansexual otherwise!

Then say that transphobic is the literal fear of trans people and we should be kind because they can’t help having a phobia, it’s not like it’s a system of oppression that trans people that is composed of more than etymology, that would silly and counterproductive!

And finally tell them that pineapples are apples that grow on pine trees because words are literal and never change over time or with context.

Then take a dictionary, burn it in front of them and chant “where is your word god now?!”*

*Last part is optional and should not be done in an enclosed space.

Oh dear!  Just wait until they find out the shocking news that Jellyfish AREN’T actually Fish and that they AREN’T made out of Jelly either!!




scruffyqueer:

of course im pro-gay, i didnt practise this much to stay an amateur gay

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fandomsandfeminism:

forever-falling-forward:

princessjanecrocker:

fandomsandfeminism:

forever-falling-forward:

Attraction to “same and other” genders is polysexuality.

Attraction to “same and other” genders is polysexuality.

Attraction to “same and other” genders is polysexuality.

Stop claiming definitions that are not yours so that you can feel more inclusive. Sexual attraction is not a contest to prove how open-minded you are. Flinging yourself into other people’s spaces is ignorant and erasive as fuck.

If you’re bi, fine. But stop saying I also fall under your definition. I am not a bisexual. You are not pan/polysexual. Give me my space because you already fucking have yours. Nobody ever forgets the “B” in “LGBT.”

When you sweep me under your blanket or use the definition that more accurately describes me because you think it will get you a sticker, you are appropriating my identity. You are being a problem and you need to knock it the hell off.

And if you come to me with this “identity policing” shit I will cut you like a block of gouda. I am not “policing” you any more than a transperson asking a cis crossdresser to stop using the word “transgender” to describe themselves is policing

I am not policing any more than an asexual/aromantic reminding an ally what the “A” stands for is policing.

I am not policing any more than you are when a straight person declares that you are “one of them” because you ended up with someone who is/appears to be of the opposite biological sex, and you deny it.

Get it? Got it? Good.

Because I’m starting to get really fucking sick of this gigantic load of horseshit.

"Same and other" is the definition that bisexuals have been using FOR DECADES. All the major bisexual organizations use that definition. 

A few nice links:

Bi Resource.Net has a whole page on “what is bisexuality”, but the quote I like most from (from Robyn Orch) is “I call myself bisexual because I acknowledge in myself the potential to be attracted, romantically and/or sexually, to people of more than one sex, not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in the same way, and not necessarily to the same degree.” 

The Bisexual Index likewise has a whole page on the topic. They conclude with “Bisexuality isn’t more complicated than that - “attraction to more than one gender”.” 

Bialogue is much more to the point, stating:  ”Bisexuals = people who can [love] people of same gender as themselves + can [love] people of different genders/gender presentations from themselves” 

The Bisexuality Report (Which was a collaboration between BiUK AND the Bisexual index) goes REALLY specific with “Bisexuality generally refers to having attraction to more than one gender. It is a broad term which may include the following groups and more:
●● People who see themselves as attracted to ‘both men and women’.
●● People who are mostly attracted to one gender but recognize this is not exclusive.
●● People who experience their sexual identities as fluid and changeable over time.
●● People who see their attraction as ‘regardless of gender’ (other aspects are more important in determining who they are attracted to).
●● People who dispute the idea that there are only two genders and that people are attracted to one, the other, or both” 

International Spectrum has a whole list of definitions and defines bisexual as “A person who is attracted to both people of their own gender and another gender. “ 

The Bisexual Resource center says “The BRC uses bisexual as an umbrella term for people who recognize and honor their potential for sexual and emotional attraction to more than one gender”

You want to identify as Poly and not Bi? That’s fine. You’re allowed to use whatever label you like the best. But this definition has been in use by bisexuals for a pretty long time. It IS the proper definition of bisexuality. 

Since gender is being redefined to accommodate everyone, wouldn’t this definition kinda fit with more than one sexuality anyway? Because bi and pans have been like fraternal twins most of the time and can’t polies be the third triplet?

The problem with lumping pans/polies under this definition is pretty obvious; we have no representation in the media. At all. None.

Bisexuals get a lot of attention. A good deal of it is inaccurate, stereotypical, and problematic. You will never hear me deny that. But you know what? At least you have something. No one knows what a pan/polysexual even is, and every time bisexuals pull the “You’re us! You fall under our umbrella!” we get swept aside. Our issues get ignored. We get discarded as special-snowflake bisexuals, and we. Are. Not.

Saying that is pretty much the equivalent of saying “Your definition is our definition. Shut up please.”

And I am goddamn fucking sick of it.

You know what that’s on par with? “I’m not a feminist! I’m a humanist!” By saying that you focus on all groups rather than one that is very obviously more disadvantaged, issues can be much more easily ignored. Do you have any idea how many times I have seen pansexuality brushed aside because “There are bigger issues than a definition”? Too fucking many.

I don’t give a singular iota of a shit how long the definition’s been around; the fact is, it’s giving a group with a lot of say-so an excuse to brush others off when they raise concerns with it, as has been done to me several times now. To be perfectly fucking blunt, I’m convinced that people only like the definition they’ve run off with because they get “inclusion points” without having to sacrifice a name that has so much political clout. Frankly, you’re scared of being as invisible as I am, and instead of doing anything with all that visibility to change a few simple words so that everyone’s happy and has a space to say something, you just take what little bit I have without sacrificing any of what’s yours.

People with more rep don’t get to tell people with less that everything’s fine and nothing hurts. If you disagree, kindly backpedal right out of my life.

Yeah, a few things.

1) It’s not bisexual people’s fault that the other multi sexualities get even less representation than we do (though what we get is really pitiful at that.) 

2) Your lack of visibility does not justify hijacking OUR definition, which has been in use for DECADES, and then throwing a fit when WE use OUR definition CORRECTLY. 

It’s incredibly biphobic to tell bisexuals that we are wrong to use our own definitions that we have been using for decades and to blame us for the lack of visibility of others. (How about, ya know, taking that shit to the straight people. Not your fellow multi sexuals, yeah?)

WE are not obligated to give up OUR definitions, which have been used by our community for decades, for ANY reason. You don’t get to strip us of our identity because you have less visibility. 

Look, definitions and labels are tricky, especially when we talk about the multi-sexualities. There’s overlap here. There’s grey areas. And I understand the frustration, I do.

But that doesn’t mean you get to attack bisexuals for CORRECTLY using our definitions that have been in place for longer than you’ve been alive. 

^ THIS

Stripping a marginalized group of their history and culture because it would make life convenient for you is an act of violence against that group, no matter what the reason.  Period. 




Rule of thumb: If you aren’t bisexual, then you don’t get to tell bisexuals what is and isn’t bisexuality.

fandomsandfeminism:

You’d think that would be obvious. 




fandomsandfeminism:

forever-falling-forward:

Attraction to “same and other” genders is polysexuality.

Attraction to “same and other” genders is polysexuality.

Attraction to “same and other” genders is polysexuality.

Stop claiming definitions that are not yours so that you can feel more inclusive. Sexual attraction is not a contest to prove how open-minded you are. Flinging yourself into other people’s spaces is ignorant and erasive as fuck.

If you’re bi, fine. But stop saying I also fall under your definition. I am not a bisexual. You are not pan/polysexual. Give me my space because you already fucking have yours. Nobody ever forgets the “B” in “LGBT.”

When you sweep me under your blanket or use the definition that more accurately describes me because you think it will get you a sticker, you are appropriating my identity. You are being a problem and you need to knock it the hell off.

And if you come to me with this “identity policing” shit I will cut you like a block of gouda. I am not “policing” you any more than a transperson asking a cis crossdresser to stop using the word “transgender” to describe themselves is policing

I am not policing any more than an asexual/aromantic reminding an ally what the “A” stands for is policing.

I am not policing any more than you are when a straight person declares that you are “one of them” because you ended up with someone who is/appears to be of the opposite biological sex, and you deny it.

Get it? Got it? Good.

Because I’m starting to get really fucking sick of this gigantic load of horseshit.

"Same and other" is the definition that bisexuals have been using FOR DECADES. All the major bisexual organizations use that definition. 

A few nice links:

Bi Resource.Net has a whole page on “what is bisexuality”, but the quote I like most from (from Robyn Orch) is “I call myself bisexual because I acknowledge in myself the potential to be attracted, romantically and/or sexually, to people of more than one sex, not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in the same way, and not necessarily to the same degree.” 

The Bisexual Index likewise has a whole page on the topic. They conclude with “Bisexuality isn’t more complicated than that - “attraction to more than one gender”.” 

Bialogue is much more to the point, stating:  ”Bisexuals = people who can [love] people of same gender as themselves + can [love] people of different genders/gender presentations from themselves” 

The Bisexuality Report (Which was a collaboration between BiUK AND the Bisexual index) goes REALLY specific with “Bisexuality generally refers to having attraction to more than one gender. It is a broad term which may include the following groups and more:
●● People who see themselves as attracted to ‘both men and women’.
●● People who are mostly attracted to one gender but recognize this is not exclusive.
●● People who experience their sexual identities as fluid and changeable over time.
●● People who see their attraction as ‘regardless of gender’ (other aspects are more important in determining who they are attracted to).
●● People who dispute the idea that there are only two genders and that people are attracted to one, the other, or both” 

International Spectrum has a whole list of definitions and defines bisexual as “A person who is attracted to both people of their own gender and another gender. “ 

The Bisexual Resource center says “The BRC uses bisexual as an umbrella term for people who recognize and honor their potential for sexual and emotional attraction to more than one gender”

You want to identify as Poly and not Bi? That’s fine. You’re allowed to use whatever label you like the best. But this definition has been in use by bisexuals for a pretty long time. It IS the proper definition of bisexuality. 

Sweet muscular Jesus people.  ”Same and different” has been used in bisexual politics and culture since THE 19 FREAKING 80’S.   Someone needs to pick up the clue phone before they start accusing bisexual people of ‘appropriating’ what is OUR OWN bisexual history and bisexual culture.   *eyeroll*




Me and cindysku had a great time at the Lockport Summer Arts Series Steampunk Gala!!  More pictures will come tomorrow :)




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