- fake dating
- omniscient narrator who immediately contradicts the characters (“This is fine,” she said. It was, in no way, shape, or form, fine.)
- deadpan jokes while swordfighting
- the “I FUCKING LOVE MY WIFE” guy
- oblivious pining that slowly escalates until A is going on page rants about how pretty B’s eyes are but still doesn’t seem to recognize they’re in love
- Strong Leader Type having to physically fall down in order for the other characters to see how exhausted they are
- funny villains who talk and make jokes with their heroes while they’re fighting them
- the villains presented as the protagonists
- *increasingly pulls out bigger and bigger weapons from more unlikely places*
- “I said all of your weapons” *pulls out more*
- “ALL OF THEM” *pulls out one last tiny dagger*
- traumatized character using humor to cover up ptsd
- characters going out for a break at a restaurant/movie/whatever and something bad happening
- using the “*gasp* what’s that over there???” trick to avert the enemy’s attention and it working
- a villain’s weakness being something totally random and nonsensical
- a hero duo arguing over who’s the sidekick while fighting a villain
- “don’t be silly, we don’t need [important thing]” “you lost it, didn’t you?” “yeah”
- “what’s the one thing I told you not to do tonight?” “raise the dead” “and what did you do?” “raised the dead”
- “I think that went pretty well” *explosion in the distance*
This right here is a serotonin generator
- Something unlikely happening + two people swapping money in the background
We’re all having “hard conversations” about racism, police brutality, and #BlackLivesMatter I hope.
You’ve probably noticed that detractors often use the same “racist talking points” in response. Here’s a researched and sourced guide to help you answer, for the times you may get stuck.
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with everything that’s going on with bon apetit, i thought i’d just share some of my favorite recipe-based youtube channels run by people of color
- just one cookbook - a super wide variety of japanese recipes. easy step-by-steps and all the recipes i’ve tried have been delicious
- souped up recipes - chinese recipes - very informative videos and tasty food - i love her personality too
- maangchi - who doesn’t love maangchi. delicious korean recipes and a fabulous personality
- get curried - a huge variety of recipes from various regions of india
- simply mama cooks - my fav for tejano food. i believe she’s a mexicana married into a korean family, and draws a lot from that
- immaculate bites - mostly quick ‘tasty’ style video recipes focusing on southern us, african, and carribean foods. easy and delicious stuff!
- stove top kisses - fun and delicious recipes and the videos are super fun to watch - mostly american food
- j kenji lopez alt - author of the book ‘the food lab’ - he’s maybe my favorite recipe developer out there. all kinds of food and hes super knowledgeable
Here are some vegan channels run by people of color, as well!
- gourmet vegetarian kitchen - super creative projects. i personally find them very inspiring since she does things like make vegan cheese or ferment soy beans over the course of months
- peaceful cuisine - he makes asmr & recipe versions of videos. everything is vegan. lots of desserts and traditional japanese cuisine
- rachel ama - vegan food with a frequent caribbean twist! I love her! She has her own cookbook
- cheap lazy vegan - her channel has an angle of vegan food intended for low budgets. she creates a lot of simple recipes. she has a recipe ebook as well as a free newsletter
- Playful Cooking - Bengali, North American, and North Indian dishes! Really nice photography. Spoke out in support of BLM recently.
- Rasa Malaysia - like every other malaysian, i have this permanently bookmarked. the only problem is that if anything there are TOO many recipes to sort through.
- Kim-Joy’s Kitchen - I Would Die For Kim-Joy from Great British Bakeoff. It’s a new channel, but worth the follow just to look at the super cute bakes.
- Hebbars Kitchen - I use it a lot for South Indian recipes, but has a variety of playlists organized by ingredient, recipe, occasion, etc. Also has a variety of 10/30/45 minute recipes, which if you make Indian a lot, is extremely useful.
- Manjula’s Kitchen - Extremely Grandma Vibes. Jain recipes, so vegetarian friendly and no onion or garlic.
- Vahchef - Extreme Fun Uncle Vibes. Love his recipes, love how much he hates spoons. His wife Rajini also posts and I love her too!
- Veg Recipes of India - THE classic site, you’ll probably find whatever recipe you’re looking for here.
We really have harmed a whole generation of trans and gnc children by failing to communicate how serious a decision binding actually is, how there’s no ACTUALLY safe way to bind, how it permeneantly damages the body, how it can make top surgery more difficult in the future. I don’t think we should be keeping trans kids from binding (we let kids do all sorts of things they’re really not old enough to understand the potential consequences of) but we owe them the ability to make informed decisions at LEAST
So this is definitely an important conversation to have, but can you point me at some reading about “permanent damage”? I might just be lucky, but I had zero lasting effects from binding. I’d like to at least read up on it so I can have this conversation and be more specific than “be careful.”
Of course! I can’t easily source right now but I am more than happy to provide further info when I am not at work and on mobile. Unfortunately, like a lot of trans healthcare, a lot of what we know about binding is anecdotal and word of mouth. BUT permeneant damage can include:
-Musculoskeletal damage. Binders are indiscriminate compression tools; they can’t flatten the chest without applying pressure every other anatomical structure underneath including the spine, ribs, lungs and heart. Many people who bind experience chronic back pain, shoulder pain, sharp stabbing chest pains, permeneantly decreased lung capacity, literal spine deformation, etc etc.
-A continuation of the above but the ribs are actually jointed bones. Their ability to flex is absolutely vital to their ability to withstand trauma and protect your vital organs. Imagine the damage that would be done to your elbow if your bent your arm to full flexion and then tightly bound it closed like that, for six, eight, twelve hours per day, every day, for weeks or months or years. And you don’t NEED a functioning arm to live!
-Tissue atrophy. Forcing chest tissue to lay in an unnatural way can and will change the way that tissue looks, even to risk of atrophy. Some people who bind and only moderately dislike the way their chest looks find that they HATE the way it looks after binding for a period of time. Tissue atrophy can also make top surgery more difficult in the future, and increase the risk of complications like nerve damage.
-Worsened dysphoria. Once someone starts binding and becomes accustomed to seeing themselves with a flat chest, it can be much more difficult to see yourself without one, and dysphoria that much more intolerable. You can imagine the psychological feedback loop of binding more in response.
The typical safety measures passed around about binding are harm REDUCTION measures and should not be advertised as making binding “safe.” Binding is not safe. It is a very serious health decision with long term consequences and should be treated as such. That doesn’t mean it’s the wrong decision, but it should not be considered the DEFAULT decision for chest dysphoria which is frankly how it’s currently treated.
gonna drop some links to read more:
I went to the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference and went to a workshop held by a chiropractor who works with trans men (as well as being a trans man himself), so I’m going to pass on his advice to people who bind:
Stretch your chest, shoulders, and back everyday (at least)
This is a passive stretch where you place a foam roller at the bottom of your spine (to support your hips and lower back), and lifts your shoulders off of the ground, with your arms on the ground to balance you.
This stretch is meant to be held for a few minutes, open up your chest, and aid your everyday posture.
You probably don’t own a foam roller, he advised to wrap a towel or blanket very tightly and tied as a substitute. I use a layer of bed foam rolled up with two belts to keep it rolled. Whatever you use, it ought to have a bit of give and it needs to lift your shoulders off the ground.
This is an active stretch. Stand in front of a doorway with your feet together (if the door way was not there, your toes would be touching the wall, not crossing through it). When you lift your arms up and put them against the wall, your feet, hips, and arms should all be in line with each other (your arms should not be behind you with your feet and hips in the doorway).
Make a “W” shape with your arms against the wall so that your elbows are the closest part of your arm to the ground, and take one small step forward.
You should feel a pull in your lower shoulders, but it should be comfortable to hold. Do not over stretch, you shouldn’t be leaning your weight into your arms to balance, your weight should be balanced by your legs. Do not judge yourself and think you are doing yourself a favor by thinking that you ought to have a bigger step. Sure, you could overstretch today, but you need to be able to do this tomorrow too! Hold this for 10-15 seconds. (Yet again. Do. Not. Overstretch.)
Bring your feet back together, and do it the other foot. There will probably be one foot that is easier than the other, stretch that step more often than the less difficult step.
Bring your feet together and bring your elbows up so that your upper arms are parallel to the ground and your elbow forms a 90° angle with your forearms. Take your small step forward and hold for 10-15 seconds and switch feet.
Now reach your arms up as high as you can. It doesn’t have to be much higher than the last stretch, if that is as high as you can go, then that’s it. If you can’t reach higher than the last stretch, put your arms down at your sides and then lift your arms up from your sides and put them against the wall (sorry he didn’t include a picture of this one in the slides, message me if this is unclear.)
Your goal is to be able to reach your arms up like in the picture so that you form a Y shape. Step forward and hold for 10-15 seconds, then switch feet.
His advice was to do this stretch as often as you use the bathroom at home (shoot for 3-5 times a day).
The next two stretchs don’t have pictures! If you can do these stretches with ease and want a more intense version, try using dumbbells and incorporating it into your workouts.
If you’ve ever done snow angels? Put your heels, butt, shoulders, and arms up against a wall (as much of your body as you possibly can should be touching the wall) and lift your arms up as high as you can go like you are making a snow angel.
Alternatively, lay down on the ground instead of up against a wall if you need to work your way up to lifting your arms above your head.
Again, with your body up against the wall, but this time with your arms in front of you, bring your arms up like Frankenstein’s monster, so that they are as high as your shoulders. Hold this for a few seconds.
After trying these stretchs, it’ll probably be clear where your range of motion is most limited. For me, the most useful stretches are the W and 90° angle doorway stretch and foam roller stretch, bc I have the most trouble with my lower shoulders and chest. Try to maintain your range of motion where you have it, and use these stretches to improve your range of motion where you are limited.
For all my binding buddies.
The Outbursts of Everett True was a comic strip that ran in papers from 1905 to 1927, wherein the aforementioned Everett True regularly beat the everliving shit out of rude people as a warning to anyone else who might consider being rude. Men have not only been taking up too much room on public transport for about as long as public transport has existed, but the people around them have been irritated about it for at least a hundred years. The next time someone tries to claim that manspreading is a false phenomenon, please direct them to this strip so that Everett True can correct their misconceptions with an umbrella upside the head.
I have never before heard of Everett True, but if he “regularly beat the everliving shit out of rude people as a warning to anyone else who might consider being rude,” I have a strong spiritual connection with him.
I fucking love him
i can imagine this guy’s voice very clearly in my head but i couldn’t put a name to it
He also jabs racists in the eye!
I love the justice grandpa of fists
I’m very lucky to own a book that’s a collection of most of these comics (sadly not all of them) and would highly recommend hunting these down if you can. Sorry for the lack of a scanner but phone photos will just have to do.
He was a enjoyable cuss who didn’t care for war mongering.
Especially profitable war mongering and excuses for it!
He certainly didn’t like selfish husbands and fathers!
Politicians who turned on their words once they got theirs weren’t safe.
He said fuck the police!
He absolutely didn’t like people ruining little things for kids.
He stood up for foreigners. Especially those doing their best to communicate with limited second language knowledge.
He was not having any tomfoolery when it came to gun safety and laws. Especially with youth involved.
You had better not abuse a animal with him nearby. He’d right that wrong real quick!
And best of all him and his wife were both prickly cusses together. Relationship goals.
I have a new role model
“justice grandpa of fists”
It’s nice to see a fat dude in a political cartoon that’s NOT being used as shorthand for greed and corruption.
Hes like the personification of motherfucker unlimited
Reblogging this newer version of this thread with so many more strips I haven’t seen…why did this character ever disappear. Where did you go, Everett.
Ah, le donne… sempre impareggiabili!!!
Ah, women … always unmatched !!!
And now, for a very dignified classical music recital…
And they did all that in heels. Let’s see Yo-Yo Ma and his buddies do that….
I bet rehearsals were fun
that was one of the most impressive performances I have ever seen
i watch naruto because i can’t afford therapy
i know this is a joke but an actual psychologist wrote an entire research paper about how u can use naruto as therapy… u can read it here
I just need to clear this up, that’s a legitimate link & not a rickroll. I was expecting to get rickrolled & then out loud yelled “what the fuck” because it’s a real link to a real australian psychology publication about specifically naruto & therapy
concept, a chosen one paladin who is the finest swordsman in all the land. he is very large, friendly, helpful and perceives the world through the lens of a pack-based persistence hunter
because he is a dog
not metephorically. he is an actual dog. one of those big fluffy ones that look like you fused a bear and a dog. he was trained to wield a sword in his mouth and he is somehow the finest sword wielder in the land
big fluffy dog in armor, sword in mouth, is the world’s finest hero, no one is quite sure how he swore oaths to the gods but he did it
also he has a party of other inexplicably heroic, intelligent pets:
a sorceress cat, gets attached really easy, exploits magical powers to avoid having to move at all under own power
a horse that is apparently a cleric. presumably to the eldritch horrors because that’s just how horses are
a small lizard. it is a barbarian. you don’t want to know the fine details
a fluffy raven that is a bard and very proud of its nonsensical, rambling poetry.
I can’t stand… book culture. One time someone got me a canvas bag that was like “Books + Tea = Perfect Day” and I drove to goodwill with that shit so fast
Most books suck. Most books are goddamn awful or utterly extraneous. Don’t get me wrong, I think we’re deeply lucky to live in a world where most books can vanish without us losing anything culturally or intellectually, rather than a world where books are so scarce that a single person might own like twelve in a lifetime. But still. Books are easy to aestheticize as Magical Portals of Adventure and Whimsy if you only read maybe two genres
AH! Words for that whole… situation.
I work at a public library and book culture there is nauseating. Not really among the other employees (though we’ve had a few come through over the years), but the patrons?
Oh god the patrons. Most of the people who check out books are just regular people who like reading. I even have patrons who L O V E to read, and who spend a majority of their free time reading or discussing books, they’re part of multiple book clubs, they always bring a big bag and leave with it full. They aren’t the Book Culture People.
Book Culture People loudly announce that they’re so surprised that there are children who know what books are!
They act affronted when I mention our ebook service, and scoff at the idea that anyone could enjoy reading from a screen instead of off the page!
They are personally offended that publishers hire actors to read the books for audio versions, because they feel that “audio books cheapen the experience of reading” and “audio books are cheating”!
They have to proclaim their fetish for ‘real’ books, whether through tacky tote bags, weird quote filled pinterest boards and social media posts, or awkwardly shoehorning unimpressive humblebrags about all the classics that they’re reading into unrelated conversations with tired library assistants.
They’re terrible, and I resent them because I fear being grouped with them by the nature of my field.
I was literally just talking about a friend whose classmate in her library science program was bragging because she didn’t use any digital resources for her final paper because she “respected books too much.” It’s such a bizarre attitude for anyone, much less an aspiring librarian, to have
I’ve also been approached by people while I read in public who are like “Oh my GOSH it’s so GOOD to see other people who READ nowadays!! Honestly I just have NO hope for our generation” and it’s like, first of all if you’re a reader you should know the last thing anyone wants is to be interrupted by a stranger for unnecessary conversation, and second please shut up holy crap
Oh god, I’ve heard that one before.
Hating accessible books and shunning technology is basically the antithesis of modern librarianship.
I don’t get the ebook hate, ebooks are literally just books. You cite ebooks the same way, and depending on the format, you don’t even say they’re ebooks.
It’s a performative, self important approach to something that I genuinely enjoy, and I think it bothers me more than, say, fandom antics, just because it’s so much more common. People get offended when I tell them I don’t read a lot in my down time, that I genuinely prefer audio books, that I’ll skip their recommendations because I don’t share their tastes.
It’s so… boring.
“People don’t reeeeead nowadays, everyone spends all their time looking at their phoooooones”
The thing that they are looking at
Is words made of text
I read CONSTANTLY. Voraciously. On my laptop, on my phone. 99.9999999% of this is fanfiction.
I cannot tell you the last time I actually read a novel that was on paper, but I’ve read three LOTR-length fanfics this month so far plus all the dozens of shorter fanfics I find.
I live on Ao3. Anyone that wants to tell me I’m not a reader can kiss my entire lily white ample derriere.
They remind me of fandom gatekeepers more than anything. People who are in it not for love but for bragging rights and the opportunity to feel superior.
I’m in it for the books, not the bullying.