I am on the fringiest of the spn fringe fandom rn but popping on to say hahaha dean winchester’s actually wonderful my beautiful fave haha john can jump in a lake bye
rewatching spn season 6, balthazar’s growing on me massively
I used to ignore him bc a. I was bitter he wasn’t bela, b. I was bitter he wasn’t anna and c. he came across like gabriel v.2 and I already didn’t like gabriel
and even though the first two still hold I’ve become able to see a lot of merit in him
ok so there I am with an snk blog made after getting super into the show and I’m casually following similar blogs and it turns out a whole fucking bunch of you from my spn days have turned into snk blogs now??
you don’t even know how surprised I was/am
anyway here's my blog if you fancy following it, have a good day
Has there ever been even one woman who felt like she totally fit in with what society says a women is? With what she wears and what her body looks like and how she acts all the time? Not feeling comfortable with being a woman is just another experience all women share.
if this is getting at the idea that trans* dudes are just confused women then lmao this paternalistic condescension
if you believe all afab people are women then that means you’re perfectly ok with going around patronising females and trying to get them to understand how wrong their convictions and identities are for their own good
come here ladies let me explain why you can’t understand your emotions, as per
I was going to make a ‘moment of silence for every atheist disengaged with theistic discussion and thought bc of figureheads like aa’ post
but I had a massive change of heart halfway through on account of realising something
I used to be an arsehole
I was pretty much aa’s less outwardly offensive bratty little quasi-nihilist cousin
I imagine my story is similar to a lot of ppl on tumblr’s - I’d grown up with white catholics literally everywhere and disagreement was not received well and for years I was scared to the point of crying in the shower of the idea of hell and whether I’d be going there
in my early/mid teenage years I stumbled across atheist and largely anti-theist bloggers and it took away my fear, it helped me become content with death and be happy in the knowledge that I probably wouldn’t burn in hellfire 4ever, and I can cite my belief in one life with no afterlife as one of the biggest reasons for my general happiness, optimism and idealism
but it also gave me a 10 tonne superiority complex.
I found it difficult to engage with theistic ppl, especially the religious
I found it difficult not to see myself as above them
I found it difficult to not be angry with them for being what I considered ~ignorant and for being complacent in my former moral & existential crisis
and then I spent some time away from the discussion, doing more rl social stuff, finding new hobbies in astrophysics and video games, going on sites based around less emotionally intense topics
in that time I became aware of more people-based societal issues: first racism, that as a white person I had always been aware of but never rly engaged in any introspection about; then feminism, that as a chick/afab person I had always felt some measure of identification with but never thought more than surface-deep abt; then pro-lgbtq+ stuff, that as someone realising they were gay I knew I needed bc I was still scared and confused
and I came up against a new enemy, and it was misogynists and racists and hetero&cissexists, amongst other things
and I realised that my comrades in this new, far more personal scene of discussion were very often theistic and/or religious
I didn’t even notice until I noticed that they’d always been
and here’s where it gets back to aa and other atheist losers
bc, still an atheist, I checked back up on all the ppl who’d gotten me through my turbulent theistically-panicked years
and I found people who were the very same people I’d come to recognise as awful, perpetuating nasty status-quo bullshit, isolating ppl from the ideas here there and everywhere
and it hit me that holy balls, all that time I thought my enemy was the ~~less intelligent person, the ~~incorrect person, the person that disagreed with me on the abstract issues
when it should’ve been the person who valued intelligence over life and quality of, the person who cared only about the ego-boost that being right brings and not the implications discovered, the person who scorned the concrete bc the only thing that matters is intellect!wanking about the unfalsifiable
I actually laughed bc what pure bullshit had I even been feeding myself
now I feel entirely 0 animosity to theistic ppl or ppl who differ from me in abstract fields of thought
and let me tell you, it’s fab
realising that you were an absolute cockflap is honestly fantastic
I have never been more content than I was upon realising that there were more important things than god’s shitting existence
bc the point of there being one life is that you’ve only got so much time, and man do I not have time to feel anger with people who love and care about me and my happiness bc we disagree on what happens after it
the only people to feel anger at are ppl who diminish the happiness of other ppl in this one life
and that’s not the catholic old woman next door, that’s aa, and folk like him
so this post is instead a thank you, for helping me know this, and for getting rid of a barrier between me and people who should’ve and now can be my friends and equals
heartwarming shit, I know
have a good day friends
stick together & be happy
I was w/ my gf when the doctor was announced and I genuinely laughed
bc moffat built it up, acted like this choice was quite the shocker, talked about how they couldn’t really cast this person before but now it was 2013, the right time
this is controversial
this is a game-changer
prepare yourself folks
bc the doctor’s gonna be oLDER
Right, this might be a bit of a long one.
I fucking love Doctor Who, even during its terrible runs I’ve watched it (I’m looking at you, Series 7/Season 33!), and for me it’s a staple of my TV watching.
I’m not a huge fan of Matt Smith, but I tolerated him because the great writing, effects and direction kept me there. I think Moffat is a genuinely great writer (just not the River Song episodes) but I think when Matt Smith entered the series it stopped being sci-fi and became giffable quirkiness. I’m not saying “fezzes are cool” wasn’t funny, but it just became too much at times, and the Doctor acting like a hipster was all wrong.
So you can imagine my amazement when Peter Capaldi - a 55 year-old man - was announced as the 12th Doctor just two hours ago. It made me so excited - an older and wiser Doctor, still with a sense of fun but hopefully getting back into deep and dark sci-fi and away from pandering to teenage girls.
So can someone tell me why the fuck people are calling this choice racist, sexist, misogynistic, etc? It is not racist to have a white male over 40 in a role. Casting should always be colour-blind and not about box ticking, and the producers of Doctor Who clearly saw Peter Capaldi and thought he could do something amazing with the role, which I happen to agree with.
The same fucking thing happened with Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan - the producers originally approached Benicio Del Toro who couldn’t work it into his schedule, so decided to go for their other choice of Cumberbatch, but people say it’s “whitewashing” because he is a White actor playing a role originated by a Mexican-American.
I have some news for you - it’s racist to be up in arms about white actors getting roles, and you should be ashamed. Respect the choice of the Directors, Writers and Producers to do whatever they want with their incarnation of the franchise, and please get away from the notion that there has to be box-ticking.
I mean the fact that you consider anything other than a hetero white boy playing the lead to be ‘box-ticking’ and anything less than your ~deep ~mysterious sci-f to be ‘pandering to teenage girls’ pretty much makes you irrelevant
have fun being left behind by progression, old chum
I think moffat needs to seriously consider slamming his head in an oven door
christ alive I hate this show and every smarmy white boy who was happy about this choice
the only good part of this announcement was stephen hawking’s input
also i’m going to take this moment to inform you of how excited i got when i saw you on my dash again uwu
lmao I know, anyone who uses the word ‘coddle’ is usually just one big warning sign tbh
I have a gaming tumblr that I use more often, so if anyone’s into video games feel free to message me for it?
ok upon closer inspection and less feeling like dogshit I think I failed to distinguish in the last post between lifelong and chronic conditions
I think this is something tumblr fails to do a lot, which can lead to massive amounts of feeling shit for everyone involved (like - telling someone with a lifelong condition for whom ‘recovery’ is not an option to recover? is dangerous. telling someone with a chronic condition for whom recovery can be an option that recovery does not exist? is also dangerous)
basically everyone focus on your own goals, help each other out where possible, don’t police people’s health and I hope everyone’s having a good day
ok I’m popping back to this account bc of that dionthesocialist post and a lot of talk I’ve seen around it and basically
tumblr sucks bollocks on this
dion’s post was bollocks and a lot of the responses getting angry at him are bollocks too
stop idealising or deriding the notion of recovery
some people can recover and some can’t, depending on the person and the illness
both are valid
but for fuck’s sake, don’t talk shit about how recovery is a concept made up by NT people who’ve never suffered mental illness and it doesn’t actually exist and is a cruel lie so don’t bother
bc some people’s coping strategy? might be the idea that they can recover??
my illness is not hereditary nor is it usually lifelong, and I differ from a lot of people in that regard (it’s chronic depression)
stop telling me that it’s part of who I am.
stop telling me that I will never recover.
stop telling me that self-care is all I can do.
bc the bootstraps mentality is shit, and instilling hopelessness in someone is shit too, and both are dangerous. people kill themselves bc they think they will never get better - not bc they think it’s not ok to never get better, but bc feeling this way forever is the worst thing they can think of.
stop responding to someone policing mental illness by also policing it
stop acting like acceptance and coping is the best way forward for every person and every illness bc it’s not and you’re not the judge of it
tits, let people try and recover if they want to without shitting on them for chasing false bait or something you ballsack
literally my worst fear is that I’ll never be happy again. stop telling me that this fear is true and that I need to accept it and learn to cope with a joyless existence instead bc you have managed or you are trying to or you think it is the best option.
there is a third fucking route which is support people who think there is a better and are trying to reach it and support people who do not and who cannot
I don’t know how well it’s gone round tumblr yet that ender’s game is created by a gigantic pendulous scrotum so I feel the need to contribute bc it is
I am not trying for a boycott bc I think he may have already got the money for the adaptation
but what I would like is if cishets and anyone else who isn’t too busy vomiting w/ staggering force could avoid buying orson scott card’s book of ender’s game after seeing the film, and warning their friends off it
bc that is more likely how he will get the money - book sales, not film sales
do not buy this cockflap’s books
scream it in the cinema line if you want idc how you do it just don’t think ‘hey that film was good gonna read the book!!’ after it comes out and try and dissuade your cishet friends too
bc this is what orson scott card thinks about lgbt+ people
he has a long and well-documented history of being terrifyingly anti-nonhet but it’s summed up well in that article and if you can take it you need to read it bc it is incredible
like this is the kind of thing that makes lgbt+ people kill themselves
he is the worst kind of het supremacist bc he plays on the inherent value just about every last person consciously or not puts into biology and the Natural Order Of Things and brings out the fear that comes easily to most lgbt+ people that we are defects to that and to an objective reality and to the way things should be
you and I might be able to shit on every last thing he says, and I certainly get a lot of laughs from that article equally split between his literally nonsensical rationale and his call to arms of old het ppl, but it is still an easy fear to trigger and people less versed in how to debunk arguments and find truth are at massive risk reading that
and giving him money which he can then give to charities or otherwise use to influence opinion and action is dangerous like I cannot even stress enough how dangerous it is
this isn’t a debate, I’m not here to argue him under the table bc if you’re reading that you hopefully already know his views are lovingly selected piles of the steamiest shits ever done, I’m here bc it doesn’t matter that he’s wrong, all that matters is that he will still affect people who don’t know that and dear gOD just don’t buy his books please
there are so many science fiction writers he’s not even that good don’t buy
lmao remember all those times I said jared was my favourite bc he didn’t open his mouth so much
here have a nice photo of the creepshots tumblr photo takedown policy
‘you can admire … that someone wanted to creep you’ when you were chilling on the bus w/ your legs open that one time
if you specifically ‘wore something sexy’ no nothing else no takedowns 4 u
‘your request will be reviewed and if found legitimate’
‘if found legitimate’
what the fuck