May. 12th, 2014

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adthehero:

Are you controversial as in “I say shit that makes mainstream culture reexamine its closely-held destructive ideals and makes oppressors feel uncomfortable and oppressed feel powerful” or are you controversial as in “I say shit to be a complete dick”

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bisexual with a preference for the same sex does not mean "one foot out of the closet."
bisexual with a preference for the opposite sex does not mean "trying to get attention."
lesbian does not mean "masculine."
gay does not mean "feminine."
transgender does not mean "going through a phase."
transsexual does not mean "a disappointment." nor does it mean "gender identity confusion."
asexual does not mean "prude."
demisexual does not mean "prude."
objectsexual does not mean "mentally ill."
pansexual does not mean "easy."
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auctoricide:

runnereight:

runnereight:

my mom is kicking me out. i need a place to stay for a few days. i live in west hills, california. if anyone can help, pm me asap because i need to leave now

ok please reblog actually. i put don’t reblog last time bc i’m afraid of being found but i really need to get out now

Please, please help Liz out if possible. She’s a good friend of mine, a wonderful person and needs to be safe.

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lil-lis:

Interviewer: Can you become Blaine for me?

Still not over it

every single time I see this, I feel a little bit awed at being allowed to see this transformation. Because it is a transformation, and the person in the last gif is NOT the person in the first. It’s so shocking every time, and feels oddly intimate for something done in a televised interview

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persephonesidekick:

theskieswillfall:

aegisaglow:

sik3rning:

Feeling down? here have some bouncy goats

kids these days

you did not

always reblog bouncy goats!

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saltsilverandblood:

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR

Gaby has always felt a little too big for her small town — but once she moves to New York City, she realizes that despite all her effort, she’s a little too plain and a little too nerdy for anything really exciting. Then a geeky-cute guy bumps into her outside a bar and suddenly she’s caught up in a whirlwind of mayhem and adventure as her childhood dreams of magic take on a dark reality. Now she has to deal with blood demons, demon hunters, a gambling mermaid, and a mystical energy trying to make a place for itself inside her soul. Oh, and Doors to Hell that talk to her.

Unfortunately, Gaby doesn’t get time to read the instruction manual — there’s a war between factions of blood demons that she’s right in the middle of, and both sides want to kill her and the geeky-cute demon who started all of this. Together, they team up with the snarky, sarcastic demon hunters — seriously, she’s never seen anyone roll their eyes so much in her entire life — and try to figure out a way to outwit demons, witches, the mermaid (who she suspects may actually be a trickster god, how is this her life), and escape from Hell itself… all while trying to stay alive and, just maybe, come out on top. Dream big, right?

BLOOD AND SALTby Anna KatherineComing Friday, March 28

Read the first three chapters here!

#ASEXUAL ROMANCE WITH A PLUS-SIZE LEAD #INSECTS AND DEMONS AND MERMAIDS AND MESSAGE BOARDS AND HOMEMADE INCENDIARY DEVICES #yesssssss

I haven’t read it yet, but hey someone I know wrote a book!  And I’m all like high-fucking-five, because a) it sounds freaky cool and b) Starling contains (as one of several romances of all sorts) a romance involving an asexual character (who keeps his boundaries very seriously) too, and I’m like, oh hey, yay, another one!

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OneLook’s reverse dictionary lets you describe a concept and get back a list of words and phrases related to that concept. Your description can be a few words, a sentence, a question, or even just a single word. Just type it into the box above and hit the “Find words” button. Keep it short to get the best results. In most cases you’ll get back a list of related terms with the best matches shown first.

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Small dick fic. That’s all you need to know. || warning for blaine’s embarrassment about his body; kink for the way it ends up super turning kurt on.!fic, site:archiveofourown, fandom:glee, rating:explicit, pairing:blaine.anderson/kurt.hummel, ~author:cleverthanher, rating:R-NC17, genre:porn, kink:other/unspecified, warning:other/unspecified, note:drabble/ficlet, kink:oral, .shouldalreadybetagged

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Silents in the nursery do not bode well for the future of Earth; luckily, however, there is at least one Time Lady who is willing to do what must be done. To tidy matters up. (Or in other words, Mary Poppins as a Time Lady. YOU KNOW IT TO BE TRUE.)!fic, site:archiveofourown, fandom:marypoppins, fandom:marypoppins-allmediatypes, fandom:doctorwho, fandom:doctorwho&relatedfandoms, rating:generalaudiences, ~author:trace_of_scarlet, genre:gen, genre:crossover

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kateordie:

SWF seeks partner for extensive debates on the subject of Warrior Princesses in general, must be fluent in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mulan and Sailor Moon. References to Spera and/or Kill Bill a plus.

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raciallygendered:

A technique similar to the ‘gay vague’ technique used by advertising companies is known as ‘queer baiting.’ It has become increasingly common and noticeable in television shows as homosexuality gradually becomes less stigmatized—but the technique is perhaps even more sinister than the relatively harmless gay vague.

Queer baiting* occurs when two characters – “[most commonly] the two white cishet** dude bro protagonists” - are presented in a show as having chemistry. They are often mistaken as boyfriends, which is meant by the writers to create humor; “the joke is their obvious discomfort, because they could obviously never be gay.”

 It’s like marriage … only without actual gay people.

Examples include BBC Sherlock, in which John Watson repeatedly insists that he is not gay (I’m not his date!), and USA network’s Common Law, (see above) featuring two straight cops who have to go to couples’ therapy (the title pretty much gives it away). MTV’s Teen Wolf released this video to excite fans of Sterek (Stiles and Derek), but in the canon of the show the characters are never remotely close to getting together for real (and then the writers pulled all this other crap, too). The problem also occurs in BBC’s Doctor Who (thanks to Steven Moffat, who is also one of the head writers for Sherlock) and in CW’s Supernatural (see below).

 ”Don’t worry Dean, it’s not gay if the writers say so!”

As TV critic Maureen Ryan of The Huffington Post points out,“It might have been funny, a long time ago, for two straight men to constantly fend off the suggestion that they are gay (though perhaps for GLBTQ people, these kinds of jokes were never all that funny),” but the cliché is overused and unhelpful to actual queer people.

This is subtext. But it OBVIOUSLY DOESN’T MEAN THEY’RE GAY I MEAN IF A STRAIGHT COUPLE DID THIS IT WOULD BE TOTALLY PLATONIC.

The unfortunate genius of queer baiting is that it gives TV networks the best of both worlds—they can appeal to gay audiences while never risking backlash because, if asked whether Characters A and B are really gay, they can always just flatly deny that making them gay was even their intention in the first place. That’s what the subtext is for! “[When] push comes to shove, the powers that be [the writers] never actually follow through … I mean, it’s not that kind of show.”

 Nope, not a couple.

What makes queer baiting so dangerous and wrong is that it may seem, on the surface, like the queer representation the world so desperately needs. But it is fundamentally NOT, because just talking about queer subtext is nothing like actually having a queer couple on a TV show. It’s not representation. It just erases people who are actually gay—surprise! They actually exist!—and in actual relationships, not fake teasing ones dangled in front of fans’ faces. What the world needs is a show that will promise a queer relationship and then actually follow through and commit to an on-screen relationship between two non-heterosexual characters. Is that really so much to ask?

 

*of specifically gay characters. Even though gay is only a type of queer, other queer people are unfortunately rarely depicted in media (the term is erasure), so this blog post focuses on queer baiting in a gay context.

**cishet – cisgender, heterosexual

 

Sources

Ryan, Maureen. Common Law and TV’s Tired “We’re Not Gay” Cliche. The Huffington Post.

crowleyshouseparty on Regarding Queer Baiting: What it Is and What It is Not

Pop Culture is Not Art on Fangirl 101: Queer Baiting

orbitingasupernova (Cate) on Bisexuality in Doctor Who and the Queerbaiting Antics of Steven Moffat

crowleyshouseparty on How Teen Wolf Queer Baits: Stiles to Danny

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twlboaj:

on a scale from Matilda to Carrie how well do you handle having telekinesis and terrible parents

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reallyreallyreallytrying:

if life gives you lemons, fast travel to the orc lemon merchant you met earlier. he’ll trade the lemons for a treasure map & enchanted mace

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daveyoufool:

And now, the most useless measurement system imaginable.

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ecocony:

im writing a paper about gullibility on the internet and i want to see how many people hate bad attempts at gathering statistics

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