People PLEASE…just PLEASE. I nearly broke my keyboard back buttoning out of a Destiel fic that had Dean call Nora a bitch.
This shit is UNACCEPTABLE.
NONE of Nora’s actions in Heaven Can’t Wait were even remotely warranted of the bullshit label “Bitch”.
As a matter of fact they were the complete opposite.
Castiel, when faced with himself only sees his failure as an angel, his cracked chassis, his heart “problem” and that things only ever get messed up when he tries to fix them.
Nora is a regular human who hired “regular ol’ human” Steve. But she watches him bust his ass at a job most people scoff at. That he takes pride in everything he does, even in the smallest tasks. Steve who doesn’t even bat a damned eye when she asks him to clean up “an accident in the bathroom” five minutes before his shift is over and his friend is hanging out. Most people would pitch a fit and complain or leave it for someone else.
Steve who was going to walk her baby to the hospital because she felt warm and he couldn’t get a hold of her.
Despite how many times he tries to say there’s nothing special about him, Nora knows different because of his actions.That the part of him that cares so much is what makes him special. It doesn’t make him broken and it’s definitely not a problem.
And that she’s seen this after only knowing him for a few weeks? That makes Nora pretty damned awesome as well.
Me:I feel like the little girl at the lake in Frankenstein. I want to play with the monster but he doesn't understand his strength or how fragile I am so when he throws me in the lake of fandom tears I just drown.
I fucking hate when people say “front butt” to talk about people’s fat lower belly areas. Hate it. Despise it. Loathe it.
If people want to reclaim that for themselves, by all means do. But for me, it’s another way of saying “this part of your body isn’t supposed to be shaped/sized this way, and so we’ll call it by something other than what it is.” And I’m not okay with that. My body is shaped and sized exactly the way it is meant to be shaped and sized in this moment and that is okay.
uhh what the fuck people?!? It’s call your belly.
I call it my front butt. Because the very first time I heard it, the rhythm and rhyme of it made me grin idiotically, and that is the part of my body I’ve always been most ashamed of. Anything that made me smile with it, rather than cry at it, is good to me.
But no oneelseis allowed to call it that. That is my special, happy, little “let’s smile about silly things about our bodies today!” nickname for it. LIterally anyone else uses it—including people I love, people I feel safe enough to use the term in front of—and I get incredibly angry. I feel like they’ve insulted me, and more, like they’ve stolen from me. It doesn’t matter why they said it, it’s my pet name for my belly.
Yes to all of the points in this particular reblog.
Yes to being annoyed by silly names. Yes, to the “correct” names of stuff. And yes to having a silly name just for you. I actually feel allo f these things in some way about some fat part of my body.
I lost two followers after I reblogged a pro-gay relationship post here this afternoon before work.
I didn’t lose two followers in all of the time that I wasn’t updating here.
Need I remind the world that I could lose every follower I have and that I will still be online somewhere posting about all of the things that interest me and are important to me, no matter how many or how few people are listening.
My blogs are for me, not anyone else.
Folks that are offended by pro gay relationship posts will be deeply offended by the entirety of this blog.
Since there seems to be some interest in doing a weekly or monthly challenge, I propose that we start off with a monthly challenge and work our way to a weekly challenge, if there is enough interest in doing so.
The next step would be coming up with the challenges themselves. I would be open to accepting prompts from you guys, but I wouldn’t mind coming up with some myself.
I’m partial to there being minimum word counts/image sizes/video lengths/mix song counts, but that doesn’t have be required. I’d really like some thoughts on whether we’re interested in just having something posted or if we want to challenge ourselves to minimum requirements as well.
This round, I’ll let you guys pick the prompt. So, what would you like to see being written/drawn/photo manipulated/vidded/mixed?
We’re doing a challenge via prompt thing. If there was ever anything Abery-related that you wanted to see, now’s the time to let us know. :)
“There is nothing wrong with wanting attention. It doesn’t make you selfish. It doesn’t make you desperate or pathetic or weak. It makes you human. We all want to be noticed. We all need to feel seen and heard and valued. And we all deserve to have those needs met. You are no exception. You deserve to take up space. You deserve to be acknowledged and loved and cared for. You deserve to shine. Don’t let anyone, including yourself, convince you otherwise.”—
White people/non-Black people are so confused by this when I say this. Every time I say something distinctly Black while surrounded by non-Black folks, I start to feel like the lonely pepper flake. :-/
First, DON’T demand that those you are supporting produce proof of the inequality they are working to resist.
DO recognize that the shield of your privilege may blind you to the experience of others’ injustice.
DON’T offer up your relationship with a member of the marginalized group as evidence of your understanding.
DO be open to learning and expanding your consciousness by listening more and talking less.
DON’T see yourself as the Kevin Costner in “Dances with Wolves” or the Tom Cruise in “The Last Samurai.” You are NOT the savior riding to the rescue on a white horse. DO notice that you are joining a group of people who are already working to save themselves.
DO realize that the only requirement you need to enter ally-ship is a commitment to justice and human equality.”
Transcript isn’t posted yet, but this is from Melissa Harris-Perry (The MHP Show for March 30, 2013)
(Note: I’m not advocating for more allies to any movement, it just seemed relevant to an Ask you received regarding White Saviors)
“You are not clingy, or needy, or silly for having needs for affection and affirmation and attention within a romantic relationship. Those needs aren’t an embarrassing outgrowth of your low-self esteem or depression or whatever messy emotional issues you may have going on, that’s just basic shit that people need from each other. We of course should not make our partners responsible for meeting all of our emotional needs – it’s not someone’s else’s job to make you happy. But inside a healthy relationship, being able to show affection, pay attention, and demonstrate “you are amazing and important to me” is a pleasure, not some task or burden.”—Jennifer Peepas (via work-hard-no-excuses)