Today is the International day of living in together in peace 😊
I just love drawing these two so much. <3
I wonder how many people actually fall all the way down the rabbit hole from “I’m gonna take up crochet or knitting” to “a drop-spindle is inexpensive; what if I tried spinning some yarn” to “oh look you can get a rigid heddle loom for less than a new gaming console let’s learn to weave” to “fuck it let’s move to the mountains and raise alpacas”
I was just going to listen to some viking metal and how to learn to needlebind, and then I ended up making iron age clothing for a living.
“Slowly shoves the linen I was spinning while eyeballing my loom and calculating how much linen I’d need to grow to make a Norse smock dress behind my back”
First of all how dare you.
Just last week I was thinking “Well sheep fleece is cheep and if I learned how to turn it in to yarn myself I could knit with 100% wool instead of plastic. Do I need to remove lanolin before or after the spinning process?”
1. You clean it before spinning, but leaving a bit does make it easier to draft as you spin AND moisturizes your hands to boot. It also helps make the finished project water resistant.
2. DO IT DO IT DO IT DOOO IT
I went the opposite fbdbbdbdbb I don’t knit or crochet but I’m looking at srop spindles as we speak.
What fresh HELL.
this post hasn’t left my mind since i’ve first saw it
people jest but this is literally how i worked out i was gaslit for like 15 years of my life
People who “want trauma” are recognizing, on some level, that they were traumatized but in a way that’s not “socially recognized” as trauma. What they really want is for people to see that they’ve been traumatized and be on their side
I think it’s also important to talk about mental illness, and how the pain and trauma of being mentally ill as a kid is often diminished because of the lack of outside actors. If you spent your childhood being suicidally depressed because your wee little kiddo brain decided to be a chemical shitshow, it doesn’t matter how much mom and dad loved you, that kinda thing fucks you up. And having people only look at your external surroundings and argue that “nothing bad happened” ignores all the pain you went through internally. So wishing you could have something external you could point to in order to justify that pain and enduring stress – just so people could understand – makes sense.
What is or isn’t a slur can be highly contextual, y'all.
“Jonny Sims bummed a fag off my ma” doesn’t contain a slur, but “What are you, some kind of fag?” does.
“Queer studies”, “the queer community” and “I’m queer”? Not a slur. Some bigot calling you a “dirty queer”? Slur.
“Be gay, do crimes” and “He’s gay” ≠ slur, but “Ew, that’s so gay” = slur.
In conclusion, stop buying into this fucking “q slur” bullshit. Queer people talking about the queer community aren’t using it as a slur any more than a gay man calling himself gay is using that term as a slur.
Everyone tagging this as “Don’t call people ‘queer’ if they aren’t comfortable with it”, I don’t disagree with you, but I do have one question for you:
Why are you singling out “queer”?
Hi, I’m queer and I don’t like being called gay. Why is it always “don’t call people 'queer’ if they don’t like it” but never “don’t call people 'gay’ if they don’t like it”? Or just “don’t call people words they are uncomfortable with”?
Why is it only ever “queer” that gets singled out?
And why do you even feel the need to tag that onto this post? All I said was “stop tagging people referring to themselves this way as if it were the same as bigots hurling it as a slur”.
Because queer originated as a slur and gay didn’t? That’s obvious…
People have self-identified as “queer” since at least the 1920s, back when it mattered whether a man called himself a “fairy” or a “queer” as those meant very different things. “Gay” was adopted later. That’s a hundred years ago.
If you don’t want to go that far back, there’s also Queer Nation pushing against the restrictive duality of hetero- vs homosexuality back in the '90s. That’s 30 years ago.
Meanwhile using “gay” to mean “bad” was super widespread in my school when I was a teenager. That was less than 10 years ago.
Are you really telling me decades of people self-identifying as queer mean fuck-all? Are you saying the fact that gay is hurled with the intent to hurt as well doesn’t matter?
Are you really telling me that it’s cool to go on the posts of people talking about their own identity and constantly derail them by going “oh yeah but other people-”?
This is still a post about people treating queer people referring to ourselves and our community as queer as if we’re hurling it at other people as an insult.
“But it originated as-” is not an excuse to constantly derail queer people’s posts by making them about people who aren’t queer or to act like we’re hurting people by talking about our identity.
Queerphobes love denying, erasing, and re-writing history to suit their queerphobic aims. Gay was a slur long, long before queer:…around the early parts of the 17th century, the word [gay] began to be associated with immorality. By the mid 17th century, according to an Oxford dictionary definition at the time, the meaning of the word had changed to mean “addicted to pleasures and dissipations. Often euphemistically: Of loose and immoral life”. This is an extension of one of the original meanings of “carefree”, meaning more or less uninhibited.Fast-forward to the 19th century and the word gay referred to a woman who was a prostitute and a gay man was someone who slept with a lot of women (ironically enough), often prostitutes. Also at this time, the phrase “gay it” meant to have sex.[source]
The word queer, meanwhile, wasn’t associated with homosexuality until the late 19th century.By the late 19th century, queer was beginning to gain a connotation of sexual deviance, used to refer to feminine men or men who were thought to have engaged in same-sex relationships. An early recorded usage of the word in this sense was in an 1894 letter by John Sholto Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry.[source]
Before that, queer was simply an adjective, meaning eccentric.
Neither word started out as a slur.
Both became slurs, and then were reclaimed, and then became slurs again, and then were reclaimed again, etc. Gay was a particularly popular slur throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, and some homophobes continue to use it as a slur to this day.
All of the terms we have for defining marginalized sexualities and genders have a fraught history.
If a group of people is marginalized, the terms used to define that group will be weaponized against them. That’s just how marginalization works.
Learn history, children, or admit you’re furthering an exclusionary agenda. Why do you hate the umbrella term that includes asexuality and trans identities so much anyway…?
cis people who legitimately questioned their gender and decided they were cis are cis, but theyre not cis about it. i respect that.
exactly!! even if youre cis, examining your relationship with gender closely like that is only gonna help you understand yourself and grow as a person!!!
Green Lanterns: Underworld On Fire: A deadly outfit of space outlaws are razing the intergalactic underworld sector by sector under the command of a disruptive new kingpin, in search of an ancient payday worth becoming the target of every power player in the galaxy—including Sinestro! Green Lanterns Kyle Rayner and Kilowog are put on the case, but will Kyle be able to do this one by the book when he finds out who’s behind it all?
Robins: In the Blüdhaven apartment of Dick Grayson, a group of young people meets for coffee, doughnuts, and kvetching (between long, awkward silences.) The only thing they have in common? All were once Kid Wonders. Sidekicks to Batman. Robins.
He’s so fucking hot
“Ugly” is their code for non-white, those fuckers aren’t even subtle about it
“Ugly” is code for non-white,
…did you really have to add the shirtless suspenders gifs?
Yeeeeah look at the original article.
They couldn’t be more wrong, but this wasn’t a “non-White” thing.
Doug Ramsey/Warlock by Eric Kim.
lots of big words out there. much to think about.
what’s yalls favorite big word
I randomly caught sight of my childhood teddy bear in storage and the urge to hug her IMMEDIATELY was the most PRIMAL thing, I can’t put her down now, this is amazing.
Ten more minutes.
3 kinds of ADHD distractions:
- sudden idea! i’ll just take a quiiick little detour and be riiight back…(spoiler: you never return)
- i know i am distracted. i wish i wasn’t doing what i’m doing either, but i can’t stop. i’m trapped and i can see the clock ticking down, but i just. can’t. move.
- where the fuck am i??? how did i get here?? what time is it????
clicking on ‘callout posts’ here is wild because there’s like, a 90% chance it’ll be something like ‘they once reblogged a post from someone who follows someone who drew amethyst as white’ and a 10% chance that it will be like ‘stole a human being’s kidney in an alleyway’
honestly though there is something very deeply and sincerely odd about making posts or google docs or entire blogs linking screenshots of every slightly questionable thing a person has ever said, sometimes stretching back to their early teenage years, and using this as a sign that they are a Deeply Bad Person and that anyone in their radius is tainted by being in their presence. like. this is abnormal behaviour, folks.
some of you will make post after post about the importance of kindness and community and then suicide bait someone for using a questionable word a decade ago when they were thirteen years old and i need you to understand that you are not the good guy in these interactions
One time this man approached me in a bar talking in Spanish. So I assumed he was Spanish and we started speaking, we had a whole ass conversation and at some point he was like. So what part of Spain are you from? And I said well I’m Italian actually. What part of Spain are you from? And he was like. I’m Greek.
One time I was in Argentina and I was so tired of trying to speak Spanish because I’m not very good at it lmao so I broke into exasperated English and the retail seller girl quickly understood me and engaged me in conversation. We talked for a while, she introduced me to a makeup brand, and then I decided to buy it. While she was packaging the purchase, she asked me if I were from the US or perhaps the UK and I just said “oh no I’m Brazilian hahah” and she looked me straight in the eyes and said, in clear Portuguese, “I’m Brazilian too”
When my dad went to China on a work trip, his Mandarin speaking wasn’t great but his listening was fine (his first language is Cantonese) and he encountered a German guy who had moved to China to work. My dad knew how to speak German because he studied it in university (but wasn’t great when it came to listening to new vocab he hadn’t studied before), and the German guy knew Mandarin because he lived and worked in China, so they had a conversation where my dad spoke to the German guy in German and the guy responded in Mandarin. I’m sure it confused a lot of their coworkers who just saw the Asian guy speaking German and the white guy speaking Mandarin.
Some years ago, I worked for a manufacturing company that had a service depot in China. One of the engineers from the main office here in the US spent most of his time at the depot. The problem was that he didn’t speak *any* of the various Chinese languages, and no one at the depot spoke any English.
They all, however, spoke Spanish.
I know why Kyle is included in this team shot (nearly concurrent Titans runs and all that) but also asdfgh it looks like Wally and Donna dragged him along to Dick’s birthday party because ‘you two really should be closer friends y'know’ and Kyle is just very happy to be included.
“Tortilla” would match to “torta”, which….is a real Spanish word that just means cake, y’all.
Tortillas are little flat cakes.
in addition, mosca means fly
mosquito does mean little fly
‘dump’ is an old adjective that meant “doughy” so “dumpling” is basically “little doughy thing”
Yes but that’s not funny.
Doro still at large
Because I hates dealing with tails, I’d untangle the yarn barf - I actually find it kinda’ cathartic.
I actually rather sew in tails. I can’t deal with giant yarn barfs. I usually have other people to help me out with that.
Oh the tails, 100%. It’s repetitive and organized and when you’re done, the project is over.
So I admit I’ve only been monitoring the fandom itself for a few months but I think the various factions of the S*pern*tural fandom are about to kill each other on Twitter and I’m making popcorn.