The brown one is asleep on my desk.
The brown one is asleep on my desk.
Phoenix Wright for Smash
it’s finally baaaack
thunderstorm last night briefly knocked out power.
I really wanted to do my commissions in Genshin today, but alas, we’ve had zero internet service since last night.
Friendly reminder that bi, pan, trans, aro, and ace people in relationships with someone of a different gender aren’t less queer than people in relationships with someone of the same gender, and they aren’t bad representation or “less good” in any way
Also, REAL WORLD RELATIONSHIPS aren’t fucking REPRESENTATION.
They are QUEER PEOPLE living THEIR damn lives
day 3: Bisexual flag
the bi flag we all use today is this one:
it was created in 1998 by Michael Page. he noticed that majority of bi people didn’t feel a connection to the rainbow flag, and created it as a way to spread awareness for bisexual people even within the LGBTQ+ community!
The first bi pride flag was unveiled at the BiCafe’s first-anniversary party on December 5, 1998.
Michael Page also created this flag to be completely free of patents, trademarks, and service marks. He wanted it to be free for the public, and not for commercial use. However, just in 2020, BiNet USA tried to take sole ownership of the flag; claiming that organizations and individuals who wanted to use the flag for commercial purposes would need to get a license from them, despite having nothing to do with the flag’s design or creation. They eventually settled with a different design.
“On April 29, 2020, BiNetUSA made a tweet claiming the Wikipedia page for the bisexual pride flag was inaccurate, in an attempt to defend their unbased claims. BiNetUSA ultimately ceased to use the flag on May 8th, opting instead to use a different design.” - Wikipedia
The origin of the flag came from the bi triangles (biangles): the original symbol for bisexuality.
these were originally created for the Boston Bi Woman’s Community by Liz Nania. the pink triangle (used for gay men in WWII when they were sent to concentration camps) was the origin, and a blue triangle was added overlapping with it.
contrary to popular belief, the pink does not stand for girls, and the blue does not stand for boys.
Michael Page is quoted:
“The pink color represents sexual attraction to the same sex only (gay and lesbian). The blue represents sexual attraction to the opposite sex only (straight) and the resultant overlap color purple represents sexual attraction to both sexes (bi).”
“The key to understanding the symbolism of the Bisexual pride flag is to know that the purple pixels of color blend unnoticeably into both the pink and blue, just as in the ‘real world,’ where bi people blend unnoticeably into both the gay/lesbian and straight communities.”
however, many bisexuals found issue with the triangles. they felt dehumanizing, and many were not comfortable with reclaiming the hate symbol. others used the same color scheme, but with two crescent moons facing away from each other:
but after the bisexual pride flag was popularized, these moons and the triangles became less well known. the colour combination never changed.
throughout LGBTQ+ history, bisexuals have regularly been put down by their own community. it’s refreshing to see bisexuality be normalized 💗💜💙
I love the moons. ( tattoo idea!!!)
they do a complete flip in personality once they’re outside the room.
this post brought to you by the timid brown one suddenly calming down and crawling into my lap for a nap once we sit down at my desk
and the grey one suddenly wants to be everywhere and getting into everything
I find it suspicious that you never see posts along the lines of “cishet people should stop using the word ‘queer’, that’s a word that only queer people get to use.” Not because I think that it’s necessarily true, but because that’s the normal way social conversations around reclaimed slurs & pejoratives evolve. You rarely hear people on tumblr saying “black people/hispanic people/asian people aren’t allowed to say [slur that has been used specifically against them].” Because most of us recognize that that’s nonsense, and that you don’t get to tell minorities which words they can and can’t reclaim.
But tumblr didn’t do that with the word 'queer’. It didn’t go the usual route of discussion around who can and can’t say what. Tumblr just jumped straight into trying to erase the word completely. And that is because the discourse around 'queer’ isn’t a conversation that evolved naturally within our community. It was purposefully (and successfully) created out of thin air from a sudden, relentless onset of terf propaganda. Terfs who hated having a trans-inclusive umbrella term for our community, who wanted nothing more than to disrupt unity. Well congratu-fucking-lations, it’s been disrupted.
2 years is all it took. 2 years of relentless comments and inbox messages from people pretending to be concerned strangers, friendly anons who wanted you to know 'you should maybe not use that word 🙂.’ 'a lot of people have trauma around it so maybe use a different word 🙂 a less inclusive word 🙂.’ 'queer isn’t an identity it’s a slur 🙂.’ and suddenly our most powerful trans-inclusive umbrella term is blacklisted.
2 years of this and suddenly you had half a generation of lgbtqa+ teens who had been told this over and over again, by friendly trustworthy strangers, to the point it passed the evidence threshold and just became a Belief. because young teens heard it so often from so many 'random’ people, and weren’t aware of where it was actually coming from. hint: the discourse around queer has ALWAYS been about disrupting unity
I only got here recently and I remember Queer Nation, so
And for those people in and around New York City, this year:
The Reclaim Pride Coalition (founded for the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, in 2019) is organizing the third annual Queer Liberation March on Sunday, 27 June, 2021
“No Corps - No Cops - No BS”
According to their website, they will have a limited number of wheelchairs and volunteer wheelchair pushers if you’ll need a wheelchair and don’t have one of your own. There will also be a Deaf contingent, with ASL interpreters.
Got Jean on standard banner without pity. This means my 5* luck has been wasted, right?
Neither one of my accounts are anywhere near pity on the event banner, not even the “soft” one that starts around 70-ish tries. There’s no way I could get Klee too, right??
why is it a gacha game that I get lucky with.
turn off the alarm so I can get more sleep.
I’m wide awake at the time it would have gone off anyway.
The rich are getting more rich tho
YOU. CAN. BUY. INSULIN. FOR. 25 usd. WITHOUT. A. PRESCRIPTION. AT. WALMART.
Big pharma doesn’t want you to know, but insulin is more accessible to many people than they think. Anyways, eat the rich.
DON’T DO THAT BC THAT’S A DIFFERENT BRAND THAN YOU USUALLY GET, AND THEREFORE A DIFFERENT DOSAGE THAN WHAT YOU’RE USED TO.
if you take the same dose of a different brand of insulin, like the guy in the story did, there’s a good chance you will either critically overdose or critically underdose and either way you’ll be in trouble.
DO NOT!!!!! attempt to put “walmart insulin” into an insulin pump or pen. If you must use it, TALK TO THE PHARMACIST ON THE FLOOR and CALL YOUR ENDOCRINOLOGIST(or educator) for information on how to dose this. Do not consult the internet. The only place online I recommend consulting is type 1 support groups–there’s a chance someone with insulin paid for by insurance can spare a vial. Also TALK TO YOUR ENDO!!!!! They carry fridges FULL of samples of novolog/humalog. Trust me. The drug reps give them free vials like candy. My endo always makes sure if someone’s low on supply, she sends them home with at least two vials. Explain your situation. They get it. AND call your general physician. Chances are good they have vials in their fridges as well. These two types of insulin are wildly different and WILL cause harm. Keep an eye on your insulin stock and try not to get to this point; your doctors (despite what you may think of them) WILL try to help you in ways they can. Always ask for samples. Be safe, t1ds.
This man specifically died after taking cheaper insulin and people reblog it telling others to do the same.
You HAVE to be careful when switching to different brands of medication, especially critical medication like this.
This goes for many prescription medications, hell even OTC medications that are the exact same ingredients have different dosings because their doses contain different amounts. But it’s especially important when it’s medication that’s vital to being alive.
Pepper still hates the bell.
She isn’t able to sneak up on the others anymore.
The jingle gives Frost a head start on running from her.
ah yes, the world’s deadliest… *checks notes* …harmless garter snake.
thanks for the important news bulletin, tumblr ad.
i really wanna know how they found a california garter snake all the way in new jersey. did the little fucker break quarantine and travel restrictions?