Oh sure you can. But people ask a lot of Questions.
Oh sure you can. But people ask a lot of Questions.
A friendship between Donna and Nine probably would’ve been markedly less tender but still EXTREMELY goood because it would be a mutual case of “oh shit! Bastard spotted! :D”
Like I’m 99% sure they would’ve become friends because some fuckin fascist or whatever is giving their Evil Speech and Donna and Nine just say “bitch” at the exact same time in the exact same tone and then Look at each other like aaayyyyyyyyyy
Donna, not knowing he’s the doctor: well we’re not leaving these people to die, you crazy bastard, so you’re going to help me-
9, flabbergasted: excuse me, who’s in charge here?
Donna: hi my name’s donna, and i was TALKING
Tyrant king Gilgamesh oppresses his subjects enough that they pray to the gods to stop him. The gods create Enkidu, a furry with a sense of justice, to be Gilgamesh’s opponent and teach him humility. Enkidu gets laid and goes off to fight Gilgamesh, loses, but impresses the king enough that he decides they should be Best Friends Forever. (“YOU’RE buff, and I’M buff… with our powers combined, we could be DOUBLE BUFF!!!”)
Gilgamesh and his new furry boyfriend traipse around having adventures, being ludicrously buff, killing monsters for fun, and pissing off gods. The goddess Ishtar tries to seduce Gilgamesh, but he rebuffs her because she’s notoriously a terrible girlfriend, so she sends another monster after him and he and Enkidu rip it apart. Gilgamesh throws part of its ass at her and the gods decide Enkidu should die as vengeance.
Gilgamesh is devastated at the loss of his furry boyfriend and mourns over the body for a full week, until a maggot falls out of its nose. He’s so traumatized by this and the entire concept of death that he embarks on an Epic Quest to find the secret to immortality. At this point the plot starts to get confusing and big chunks of it are missing, but he has more adventures, meets some surprisingly friendly scorpion people, hears all about how terrible the afterlife is, etc. He maybe dies and gets buried eventually? It’s unclear.
It’s thousands of years old real person incomplete fanfic.
You all couldn’t handle the truths I know
Horses and rabbits cant throw up
Also Mexican drug cartels control 99% of the Mexican Hass avocado trade and it now makes up 1/3rd of their profits.
If you open a can of food with the label facing rightside up its poison- turn it upside down and avoid that
Good to know.
abuser, trying their hardest to guilt trip me: Yeah it’s all my fault isn’t it! I’m the true evil! I’m the worst person alive! I was the one who did *something they really did* and it’s all my fault that you did *something you reacted with to their abuse*! I should be sent to hell for everything I do! I only want others to live in misery! Everything is my fault!
me: so finally throwing in some truth into the mix are we
This was always fun cus sometimes she’d pull this and I’d be like “oh ok so you’re gunna stop treating me like shit cus you realize that you’re at fault and recognize your bad behavior” and it never happened
Why is it that kinda creepy dudes almost universally seem to prefer the word “females” over saying “women?” Are they trying to sound academic or something? It’s like they’re talking about an animal species. “Let me describe my observations of THE FEMALES”
That’s because if you refer to a female as a “woman” you have to deal with the “Are you saying I look old” problem, and if you refer to her as a “girl” then you have to deal with “Are you saying I look like a child” problem.
The workings of the female mind us such a mystery that referring to them as seperate species is both the safest and most honest way to address them.
Have you spoken to a single woman in your life you fucking weirdo.
Imagine being as unaware as @screensavorstudios, way to out yourself as a creep whose never had contact with a woman
I am writing on this post again for two reasons. First, is to acknowledge that this reply I made to this well over three years ago, was pretty dumb and was coming from someone who was in a primarily male dominated environment (the military) and this was the legally established way of referring to women in that setting, and the reasoning for it. Our government decided that “female” was the safest way to refer to women. I am not using that as an excuse though, the original post is totally correct, it is creepy and dehumanizing, and I apologize for my ignorance and trying to defend a life style, and unfortunately the military is a life style, that I can now see is horribly toxic. I am proud to say that I am no longer in active duty, and after a long period of transition and self acceptance, I’m no longer part of that toxic life style either. I am far more aware person than I was three years ago. Aware of my privilege, the shit my society puts minorities through, and that it needs to change.
The other reason I am writing this is because quite out of the blue this post got some how resurrected and I began receiving direct messages saying everything from “how small are your balls?” to “I’m so sad you haven’t killed yourself yet.” One “unwoke” comment on a post over three years old is enough to message someone telling them to kill themself? If there is any other reason for it I would love to know what I could have done on this site to warrant that, but this post has been the most controversial thing I’ve ever posted, and these messages only began after @bulbasaurfan93 @question-why-not and @manie-sans-delire-x commented and brought this post back. I don’t know how it reached them, or why, but I would like to ask everyone who has been sending hateful messages to me over a three year old post that stemmed from obliviousness to please think twice over doing so.
There is no reason to tell someone to kill themselves. Period.
Sometimes I wonder if I push away the ones I love due to some sort of fear of intimacy
The screech Beatles is good but have you considered the Cicadas
He immediately wanted to change the name too
But I’ll give you the same response
some fucker: “If you arent paying for a product, you are the product!”
me using tumblr costing yahoo a billion dollars:
Yahoo bought it for 1.1 billion.
Yahoo sold it for 3 million.
Yahoo bought it for 1,100,000,000
Yahoo sold it for 3,000,000
Yahoo bought it for 366.66 times what they sold it for.
Yahoo lost 99.9973% of their investment on this hellsite.
Yahoo lost 1.097 billion of their 1.1 billion dollar investment
Granted they sold ads along the way but like
Wow that’s awesome
Grillby does his best to pay attention but watching a movie plot you’ve seen thousands of time, you do tend to get bored. So it was a lot of zoning out before he started to doze off himself.
She sleeps through the rest of the night, snuggled as close to Grillby as she possibly can be.
a terf posted this as proof that trans people are “shitty” and this is “self-censorship to avoid the thought police” which is obviously dumb!! because honestly?? this is one of the most wholesome things ive ever seen. i had to repost!! this is so supportive and lovely!!
This is called “Growth” and should be encouraged!
We need to disband the TSA.
Like, i’m not saying no security at all, but we need to disband the current TSA and go back to like. A quick x-ray of your bags and a metal detector.
When I was a kid flying alone, my parents knew I was smart and not easily freaked out by planes, so from age 8 when going to visit my grandma (an hour’s plane ride away), they wouldn’t even bother to set me up an an “unaccompanied minor”, they’d just let me fly.
Today that sounds absolutely NUTS, but you know why they could do it when I was 8?
When I was 8, they could walk me to the gate, put me on the gangway, and watch the plane take off, and know that my grandmother would be waiting at the gate on the other side to pick me up when I stepped off the plane.
Shortly after 9/11, my sister went to go visit my grandma. She was probably 10 or so. They wouldn’t let anyone go through the metal detectors anymore, you had to have a boarding pass, but if you went to the ticket counter and said, like “I’m picking up/dropping off an unaccompanied child/an elderly person/someone with disabilities” you could get a non-ticket pass to get through security and go to the gate.
Like, people forget sometimes, I think, that the full blown craziness of our current airport “security” (which is a joke and often does more harm than good - hurting or distressing innocent people and missing actual threats going through) took a while to ramp up. If you told parents in the wake of 9/11 that they would not be able to go with their unaccompanied children through security to make sure they got on the plane safely, or be there to pick them up at the gate when they arrive, there would’ve been fucking RIOTS. I remember my parents - VERY conservative and pro-Bush and pro-Patriot act and everything - being FRUSTRATED that they had to get a special pass to go with my sister through security if she was flying alone, because shouldn’t the fact that she’s a child and they’re her parent be enough to get them through?
Seriously, I know this is just one issue out of MANY that the current TSA has, but it’s just. It blows my mind.
You used to be able to go have lunch in the terminal with a friend if they had a layover in your city. You used to be able to romantically chase someone down to stop them boarding their plane when you realized you’d made a mistake turning down their offer to like. Get together or whatever. You used to be able to PUT YOUR GODDAMN CHILD ON A PLANE and be sure that on the other end someone would be right there to pick them up, or that they could just sit down right outside and wait if their pick-up person was running late.
In 2004 I had lunch in Atlanta with a former friend on my layover on the way home from Minneapolis. I didn’t have to go through security to get to her; we met at the food court.
i worked at Dulles airport both before and after 9/11, and i gotta say, it was like a complete makeover literally overnight. and not the good Queer Eye kind, either. i actually used to work for United Airlines. i was in Chicago visiting a friend when the planes hit the towers. but that’s a story for another time.
this is a story about how commercial flight stopped being a convenient, simple, often-affordable way to travel with a little style, and became the hellish nightmare it is now. flying used to be fun. flying used to be classy. used to be you took a flight because you could afford to pay a little extra to travel in style, more quickly, with less hassle than dragging yourself onto a Greyhound to sit beside Gungy Guy Who Really Needs a Tic-Tac for 18 hours. now flying is infinitely more of a hassle than any other way to travel, because you legitimately have to plan to add two or more hours to your trip just to get through security, and half of the things in your suitcase are probably going to be needlessly confiscated anyway. that snowglobe you got as a souvenir? yeah, kiss that goodbye. i’m serious. you can’t bring a snowglobe on an aircraft unless it’s in a checked bag, and if it’s in a checked bag, it’s almost definitely going to be shattered by the time you get it home. dangerous things, snowglobes.
when i got back to Dulles, my first shift back after the disaster, i was actually pulled away from my airline’s counter and told i had to go work the TSA lines. yes, you read that right. i–an airline employee completely and utterly untrained in security protocols–was being told to work the security lines and search people’s bags. because they had increased the need, but hadn’t increased the manpower. they had more than tripled the amount of security done, but had no one to actually do all the extra work, and so they literally borrow airline employees to be the hands they lacked.
and let me tell you, it was legitimately the most terrifying thing i have ever done in my life.
i have met inbound aircraft with glow sticks in blizzards. i have swept international bags with tools that change color when they detect explosives and watched the pads turn blood red. i have pried open Samsonites with crow bars only to find literal pounds of drugs. i have been physically threatened by angry people three times my size swearing at me in languages i don’t even know because they missed their flight and blame me for it. i have climbed through ventilation ducts to assist in checking machinery i am not qualified to check. i have been chased down terminal hallways by misconnected passengers and manhandled by entitled pilots who are angry they don’t get paid fifteen times as much as i do instead of fourteen times as much as i do… airline jobs are wild. you name it, i’ve probably had to face it down, and let me tell you, none of that shit was half as scary as knowing i did not know what i was looking for in someone’s luggage, and that if i missed something, i might be to blame for an entire aircraft full of people falling out of the sky on fire. i was fucking terrified, every second of every shift i had to do that, because i could not handle the idea of being responsible for a disaster because i hadn’t been properly trained what to look for.
and the worst part of it is? i learned a few months later that literally none of it is even useful. like literally none of it. the entire TSA? completely fucking useless. it’s theatrics.
this video? 10,000% accurate. i actually participated in a test of the TSA at Dulles while i worked there, about a year after 9/11 when the security guidelines had been solidified and tested and properly staffed. over the course of the day, a dozen or so of us were chosen randomly to help test the agents, along with a handful of vendors, and passengers who didn’t have significant time constraints. we were all given a “dangerous” item to try and get through security with, to see if we got stopped, and if the item was found. we were told to hide the item[s] however we preferred, on our person, or in luggage we had or were given for the exercise.
of the i believe 23 people who attempted to get through security, with anything from a pocket knife to a drill to several bags of (mock) explosive components to be mixed onboard, three of us were actually stopped and searched, and only one person was actually found to be carrying something “dangerous”. one woman hid an 8″ folding knife in her updo, and no one found it. one man divided his several bags of (mock) explosive components into several smaller bags he purchased right there at the airport, and mixed them among his personal toiletries, and no one questioned this. me? i had ten boxes of strike-anywhere matches and five real actual firecrackers concealed on my person. granted, they were small firecrackers, but anybody who’s ever blown up a mailbox knows exactly how much damage an M-80 can do. now imagine that in a giant metal tube traveling at 500mph, 29,000 feet in the air. now imagine five of them.
and the worst part is, you don’t even need a knife or explosives to wreak havoc on a damn plane. if you apply enough superglue to cotton or wool fabric, it will catch fire due to an exothermic reaction, and you can bring plenty of superglue on a plane with you, so long as it’s all less than 3oz each. i know how to bring a grown man to his knees using a ballpoint pen. thanks, aikido class! shit, you could sharpen the wire from your bra and stick it back in the cup and then later whip it out and stab somebody with it if you really wanted to. for that matter, thanks to 3D printers, do you know how easy it would be for literally anyone to print a bunch of plastic pieces and assemble a gun once they’re onboard? sure, they’d only be able to fire it once, most likely, and with probably no accuracy whatsoever, but who needs accuracy when you’re just trying to blow a hole in the fuselage?
anyone who has watched a few good heist movies or likes to write in their spare time can probably come up with two dozen completely mundane easy-to-get-thru-security-with ways to highjack a plane, tbh. not that i’m condoning such behavior, especially since there are almost always at least two air marshals on most flights these days, but the fact remains that the TSA does jack shit to stop a creative person who really wants to cause trouble.
stopping people from utilizing airports as the public buildings they were always meant to be has done exactly nothing to keep us safe, and has significantly devalued airports as an establishment. there are so many airports that actually used to bring in quite a bit of money thanks to the artwork they displayed, the intriguing architecture they employed, or even just having unique eateries. now? i mean who has time to stop and enjoy an art exhibit when their flight leaves in three hours and they’ll be spending two and a half of those hours waiting in line at security anyway?
“the terrorists can see our security. they can figure out how to get around it. so instead of trying to make airports impregnable, we should take the money we’re wasting on the TSA and spend it on things that work: intelligence, investigation, and emergency response.”
While I focused on the one thing that sparked my thought process last night when I made my OP, the thing was that I was thinking of the security theater that is the TSA and current security protocols, and how they’re essentially useless and also deeply invasive and sometimes even degrading.
And shit like this? Is exactly why. Even with today’s security, 9/11 could’ve still happened. Not in the same way, likely, no, but when people want to do harm, the fucking dog and pony show that is the TSA would do absolutely nothing to stop them.
“oh you wouldn’t identify as transgender if you hadn’t been exposed to other trans people and learned what being transgender was” you’re right! i’d identify as suicidal
social contagion is good actually
“better for people to be miserable in the right way than happy in the wrong way” is the inescapable conclusion of a lot of social conservatism
We really going to ignore the fact that he donated once and is just using the same screenshot over and over?
To clarify, I have no issue with someone donating. I’m pro-choice myself. The issue is he donates once when he says he’s going to donate each time, just so he can virtue signal about how he refuses to engage with someone.
Furthermore, I have issues with him replying to any criticism with this. You can criticize the smug pride in not engaging in debate and beating your opposition, yet he’ll assume you’re pro-life as a result.
He’s being a smug prick who is playing you all like a fiddle to get jerked off and you’re all falling for it.
If this is the hill you want to die on, Spidey, go for it. I’m quite happy with the idea of someone donating money to Planned Parenthood, and since I don’t know or care who he is, the virtue signalling is lost on me.
That aside, being suspicious of everyone for any nice act all the time is mentally exhausting so miss me with that.
… I literally say I have no issue with him donating money.
But he’s saying “I’m going to donate every time” and then he posts the same donation page. So rather than do what he says, he’s donating ONCE and using it to as an own against other people while using it to get ass pats from people who agree with him.
That’s literally the same screenshot, two hours apart.
This is like “man pledges to build house for every homeless person evicted from X location” except he builds ONE house and takes the same picture of it over and over again, yet claims he’s built 100 houses. It’s deceptive and he’s doing it to milk people for social praise.
The goal wasn’t to help people, because if it was he’d actually donate every time. It was to get ass pats.
A dog with hooves
Please meet one of my favorite prehistoric creatures: Andrewsarchus, possibly the largest land Carnivore ever, rather wolfish in appearence but whose closest living relative are Cows and sheep, who had hooves:
I would like everyone to meet your new apex predator and fanged horrorfactory, his name is Andrew.
A good boy. He still has toe beans.
prince zuko got you all out here thinking every dark haired antagonist boy is gonna do right in the end when zuzu was the exception not the rule
I really wish it weren’t though? I think it’s really telling that a lot of people like redemption arcs because we want to see people be good despite their pasts. The fact that there are so little redemption arcs in media is very upsetting because it just sends the message that people can’t change which we know is not true. I absolutely don’t mean this for characters like Kylo Ren though lol
Redemption arcs are hard and Zuko’s was successful for a couple of reasons:
1) Zuko wasn’t the worst character in the Fire Nation. From really early on it was shown that, compared to Zhao, Azula, and other Fire Nation leaders, Zuko was consistently more noble. He tried to be a good person and do the right thing, even when doing so led to him suffering for his actions.
2) Zuko suffered for his mistakes. He suffered when he turned away from Iroh, he suffered when he betrayed Iroh, and he suffered even after his face turn. There were consequences for his mistakes; he didn’t get off scot free because his childhood was hard. He was still held accountable by the narrative and made to take responsibility for the wrongs he did.
3) Zuko made tangible amends to the people he hurt. He rescued Hakoda, helped Katara get closure, and became Aang’s firebending master. He put in work to make up for the things he did and rebuild bridges with his new allies.
Most redemption narratives fail because the guilty party is guilty of much greater crimes than failing to capture the hero, never works to make amends, and never suffers for their mistakes. You wanted to see Zuko redeem himself because he had the capacity, wanted to do the work, and paid dearly for his mistakes.
you’re right and you should say it
It’s cause most redemption arcs make it someone else’s job to redeem them (usually a woman). Zuko redeemed himself.
Saw this on Essence Magazine’s Snapchat and thought it would be helpful💕
Yeah seriously, sex education never told me any of this in school. Little me was panicked seeing the dark coloured bits and i had no clue that’s just the normal colour blood goes when its clotted or dried.
My brain decided to skip the “what does the color of your” on those first two and just read ‘PERIOD MEAN?’ and I was like “YES YES IT IS MEAN THANK YOU FOR ASKING”
reblogging because it’s very good information that all menstruating people should have, not because I’m a dumbass who can’t read
3 different uncles at a BBQ
Cool uncle who smells like weed and lives in the woods but the woods are just outside town and he works out at planet fitness
Uncle who you always looked up to until you find out he’s in a cult and is also homophobic but says hes okay with the lifestyle
Mom’s FAVORITE brother, who like, took you to the movies when your boyfriend broke up with you or something.
This explains so much about my life
I never thought I would reblog the Big Comfy Couch on this blog…
Why WOULDN’T you reblog Big Comfy Couch on your blog?
That was perfect * claps*
So I was in a history major and then dropped out and one of the defining reasons was that historians really like to tell you that you cant add today’s biases into society.
So if were talking about slavery or how women were treated as literal property, we cant make a statement about how that was a bad thing because the times were different.
And as much as I hate to break the hearts of the white only history professors at that school, racism and sexism and homophobia have always been bad.
Like can you imagine being one of like 25 poc in a class of 300 taught by a white man, and that white man telling us that we cant put our “biases” on something like the slave trade?????????? Historical perspective my ass
The history field has a huge white people problem honestly its ridiculous. I know people say that history is just stuffy old white men and they’re absolutely right.
I think the only worse field is philosophy tbh
My history professor, an older white woman, said something that has stuck with me: “Yes, these thoughts feelings and actions were products of their time, but never forget that they are WRONG, and never allow that to temper your feelings towards the perpetrators of these injustices. Hate them. Rage at them in your papers, but study them, learn their tactics, so that you can recognize them in modern people, and stop that shit from ever happening again. Do not allow history to repeat itself.”
[video description: a lovely snake coiled around a wind chime as rainbow light dapples the wall and sweet tinkling sounds play]
Wtf this is so magical looking
because it’s magic, silly
I need dis
Corn snakes are a lot prettier than some people give them credit for
I’ll say it before and I’ll say it again:
You cannot challenge racism, on this level, by being nice to and reaching out to white supremacists. Their entire ideology revolves around dehumanizing us. It just does. not. work.
You cannot fight fascism by prioritizing the feelings of fascists and letting them think they’re safe around you. You don’t “get them on your side”. Because treating them kindly and respecting them, gives them your silent approval and access to those of you who are way more vulnerable than you are and who cannot afford to feel safe enough to “debate” with these monsters.
Our humanity is not a question or a debate topic, and by giving these people a platform you legitimize their views and help spread them to a larger audience.
Then… How did it work for this guy?
They shot him in the fucking head.
Say that shit again!
They shot him in the fucking head.
They shot him in the fucking head.
They shot him in the fucking head.
They shot him in the fucking head.
The idea that MLK was ‘nice’ to white supremacists is also just historical revisionism @kuurihaunt.
He was sent death threats. The FBI considered him dangerous. People assaulted and murdered many of his followers. White America thought he was too confrontational and not appeasing enough to the sensibilities of whites. He was considered disruptive and an “outside agitator.” He was not a beloved man. He was hated and despised.
His protests came with the risk of being brutalized or killed by police or vigilantes. He decried the white moderate for caring more about order than justice. He refused to condemn riots, ‘the language of the unheard,’ because of how violent America was to Black people. Despite their differences, Malcolm X offered him protection and self-defense. Even though he was committed to nonviolent resistance, which meant breaking the law, disrupting traffic and yes - willingly opening yourself to being brutalized, he was more complicated than you give him credit.
The United States hated him and for his troubles he was killed.
He was not the caricature of nonviolence you think he was. Read a fucking book.
White people’s martyrization of MK Jr. is so disgusting and racist.
Don’t understand how some fandom bloggers on this site are like 35 and have kids and have meltdowns when any bloggers express distaste for a fandom that they’re in. How the hell do you have children? Do you tell your 10 year old they’re cringe culture gaslighting you and the vegetable fandom when they say they don’t like broccoli? Do you call your baby child an anti when they don’t like a toy? How are you raising a human being when your skin is about as strong as wet toilet paper?
Ironic that Bilbo is so annoyed with the Sackville-Bagginses for stealing from him and trying to evict him from his house, when his whole adventure involves stealing from someone and evicting them from their house.
To be fair, he was essentially helping someone else get rid of their own Sackville-Bagginses
This is an absolutely world-rocking take on narrative parallels in The Hobbit. Like why yes those were equally petty property disputes, and your point?
Thorin: “The dragon Smaug is terrible beast who has invaded our home and taken the heirlooms of our people as his loot.”
Bilbo: *remembering the last time Lobelia Sackville-Baggins was in his house* “I know the type.”
Friendship is about hating the same type of people right