#sarah the mythchild kingslayer story-swallower #her will is as strong as yours and her eyes can be so cruel #and when she says her kingdom is as great as his it is because this is her kingdom #he is the raptor at her wrist and flies (takes; frightens; reorders time) at her word #she is the queen who makes herself; if persephone had no hades to offer her the pomegranate #she would have had to invent him #now come away with me child; to the water and the wild #find yourself on the edges of mazes and dreamscapes #and choose and choose and choose #have choices taken from you and choose anyway #(this is how women are made; in choosing)
Pretty sure I’ve reblogged this before, but HOT DAMN THOSE TAGS. Yesssss powerful fantasy women who make themselves into queens and goddesses through sheer power of their own intent.
I don’t have a lot of always-reblogs, but I WILL REBLOG THIS EVERY SINGLE TIME IT COMES ACROSS MY DASH.
This blew my mind
An interesting model of our solar system’s path as it travels through space in the Milky Way.
Certainly a departure from usual models that show the Sun as a static object, which it certainly isn’t
I had no idea this was happening. Where are we going?
To fuck some shit up
"Stop sexualizing Lesbians"
Sure, as soon as the yaoi fangirls wants to stop sexualizing gays in just about everything they find. I’m perfectly happy, giving up one thing people will enjoy, continue to enjoy, and enjoy long after it’s not acceptable to you as soon as you’re ready to tell people to stop sexualizing the other side of the coin.
Except that the fetishization of queer women is far more prolific in mainstream media and, because of intersectionality with misogyny, is arguable more harmful.
Also, remember, that a lot of “Yaoi” and “slash” is created BY queer fans and consumed by queer fans.
But, no no, go ahead and continue to demonize teenage girls and erase queer fans so you can justify getting off to lesbian porn that had been specifically crafted for male consumption. That’s fine.
Also, remember, that a lot of “Yaoi” and “slash” is created BY queer fans and consumed by queer fans.
Are you serious.
Known as “slash,” this fan-lit pairs male protagonists from such commercial productions as Star Trek, Blake’s 7, Babylon 5, and X-Men and casts them as lovers (Bacon-Smith 1992; Jenkins 1992; Penley 1992). Like yaoi, these takeoffs of commercial programs have been created largely by and for heterosexual women. Also like yaoi, they range from restrained portrayals of homoerotic tension to explicit depictions of sexual intercourse. Unlike yaoi, the form they take is usually text-based fiction or illustrations.
And by the way, before you dismiss the author for ~male privilege~ keep in mind that he is considered the expert in shojo manga (he did his dissertation on shojo manga), tried really hard to get shojo manga to the American market back in the 90’s (ultimately Tokyopop was more successful because they got Sailor Moon), interviewed Moto Hagio, who’s a pioneer in shojo manga, and amont other things. He also teachers manga history in Kyoto Seika. In other words, he knows his shit.
Nice study which gives no actual data in your quote.
“Table 1 shows that just under half (45%) of the participants identified themselves as heterosexual. In addition, 14% also considered themselves to be heterosexual but questioning that identity and possibly moving toward bisexuality. Nearly a third of the participants identified themselves as bisexual, and four percent said they were lesbian”
Also, according to Science Fiction Curriculum, Cyborg Teachers, & Youth Culture(s) “However, slash fiction has been described as important to the LGBT community and the formation of queer identities, as it represents a resistance to the expectation of compulsory heterosexuality”
Pre-metafandom, but widely distributed through its precursors
Only result available is an average Kinsey Scale rating: 1.8
(which kind of comes out to 40% queer, but not really)
Harry Potter slashers, by way of Fiction Alley Park
Percent identified as queer: 52.7%
locked, but currently available through Google’s cache; mostly HP and anime slashers
Percent identifying as queer: 54.6%
Mostly the metafandom crowd; specifically slash-focused.
Heterosexual but slasher: 62
Bisexual, but heterosexual in practice: 102
Bisexual, but queer in practice: 26
Lesbian, gay, queer, etc but slasher: 30
Lesbian, gay, queer, etc: 19
Percent identified as queer: 76%
February 2, 2007
Mostly the metafandom crowd; not all slashers - includes het & gen fans.
straight women: 206
bi/omni/pansexual women: 186
Straight men: 10
bi men: 5
Gay men: 3
Percent participants who identify as queer: 59.7%
Feb 7, 2007
A small poll of one fan writer’s circle, not specifically fandom-focused:
sligtly bisexual (kinsey 1 or 5): 9
Percent participants who identified as queer: 71%
Feb 13, 2008
Mostly the metafandom & anime crowd, but not specifically fandom-focused; a freeform survey which emphasized complex & fluid sexuality
Total participants: 71
Identified as some subset of queer: 60
Percent participants who identified as queer: 84.5%
Mostly the metafandom crowd, but with some exposure outside it
no labels: 31
Percent identifying as queer: 66.7%
Somehow, the multiple surveys of actual data, showing that queer fans make up an impressive chunk of the slash community is more convincing than one dude’s quotes without so much as a number in sight.
Except that it doesn’t take much to find out how many girls there are who widely enjoy the niche on tumblr.
Also, you’re using a live journal reports? Isn’t that where social justice was born before tumblr had to take the blame for it, god forbid you had to use a place that spored nutjobs like those for your data.
But if you want to make an argument to objectify people, go right ahead. Let’s all be hypocrites!
Because queer people creating and consuming content that queers cishet characters in media is TOTALLY “objectification.”
Whenever I hear this argument- that slash is just this horrible queer objectification that must be stopped- I wonder where you fuckers are whenever we talk about how queer women are fetishized by cis het men so extremely that 6 in 10 bisexual women are sexually assaulted in our lifetimes.
But no, women on the internet (who, as MULTIPLE studies have shown, are very often queer themselves) reading fanfics about Dean and Castiel: THATS what we all need to be concerned about right? Pfffft. Fuck off.
Please don’t tell me you’re buying into all this idiotic pre-hate…
The Snow Queen is a Scandinavian tale. Scandinavians (such as Danish and Swedes) are supposed to look white with blonde hair, which is what Disney’s designs are. I’m not trying to be racist here, but I don’t want the designs changed just for the sake of having non-white characters in a story that originates from a country of white-skinned people.
Seriously, political correctness and white people shaming have gotten out of hand…
meet the Sami, the indigenous people of Scandinavia, genetically connected to Inuit people:
and btw, it’s a fairy tail all on it’s own that majority of people who live there are blonde blue eyed, etc. most people have brown hair, surprise. Oh and also? at this point in reality, dark people live in those countries too. You do realize that those countries are not somehow exempt from dark people, right? I can only imagine how alienating it must be for a not-blonde, blue-eyed ~aryan dream~ that’s Swedish/Danish/Norwegian/Finnish to hear all this shit thrown around about how people from their country are SUPPOSED to look. Just like how gross it is when people assume I can’t be American because I’m not white.
Again: Disney has a history of transplanting stories from one culture into another and into animals (Oliver and Company for example). I have a feeling that if these were animals, you wouldn’t be so quick to defend how the animals weren’t staying true to its “Scandinavian” roots.
look inside yourself simba. figure out why you’re upset about dark people in your “white” fairy tale. and not the lions in your hamlet.
you just got schooled
As a scandinavian person I wholehearteadly agree. If this is a story that takes place in the kind of icy and snowy scenery that we’ve seen in the promotional stills it should be about the Sami people. Because believe it or not, not all of Sweden is a snowy fucking fairytale landscape. The cold is only that thick up north. Where I live on the westcoast we only have snow for about a month, then a lot of rain that turns the snow into ice and then everyone falls on the ice and old people break their legs. Yes. The winter in most parts of scandinavia is not as glamorous as people who haven’t been here think.
And even if this story were to take place in for example the midlands of Sweden, where it’s decently cold but the majority of people are still white, the way the characters are designed are still stereotypical and boring. “Scandinavians (such as Danish and Swedes) are supposed to look white with blonde hair”. Don’t tell me what people of my country are suppoused to look like. I don’t look like that. Most people aren’t blonde. We may have a higher percentage of blonde people compared to other places in the world but it doesn’t make up the majority of Sweden. And the main reason this is boring is because we’ve seen this before. I would love to see a story about the Sami because it’s a part of my country that I know sadly little about and seeing them represented in media would be interesting. And even if you want to make this story about a white scandinavian girl then at least make her interesting. Make her something we haven’t seen a thousand times.
1.) The girl practiced safe sex and used condoms. SMART. AS. FUCK.
2.) I’ve seen this reblogged with notes calling her a “whore” and a “skank”. Fuck that noise. Over half the girls on tumblr will, or have, sucked the dick of a guy they just met, only hung out with a few times, or barely know, and then stress because he hasn’t called them back or he’s treating them like shit. Meanwhile the same girls go to work at a minimum wage job where they don’t even make $920 in 3 months, much less a day.
Good for this chick. She’s on her hustle and I ain’t mad at her. Make that money, girl!
you go girl
suck them dicks
achieve your dreams
are we going to ignore that these guys were willing to pay $460 just to have pleasure? i might not know a lot about how this business goes down but dayum she must have done a good job
I’m convinced the reason slut-shaming is such an ingrained part of our culture is because women would rule the world if it wasn’t. There is a reason that the mistresses of Kings and Emperors were often the real power behind the throne.
You go girl.
no. no no no, NO. it’s one thing to enjoy your own sexuality freely, it’s another one to do it for money. of course shaming is always bad but FFS let’s not make it sound like they are the same thing, jesus.
"YO LOOK AT THIS I SUCKED DICK FOR MONEY"
"YOU GO GIRL"
just what the fuck is wrong with you ?
Why? Sucking dick is fine, as many dicks as you want, but the moment she is compensated for it there’s an issue? WHY? Some arbitrary notion of morality? Think about it.
YO.. I fucking love her. She is bomb at her job and completely open about it. Anyone shaming or talking shit is jealous and broke.
If it’s within someone’s comfort level and they aren’t hurting anyone by doing it.. you should shut the entire fuck up <3
I’m beginning to think pop stars should be required to take a course on cultural appropriation.
Katy Perry’s recently added herself to the list of celebrities who make insulting displays of cultures that aren’t their own. At the recent American Music Awards, she sang “Unconditionally” in Japanese-inspired wardrobe, hair and makeup. And that performance followed her 2012 interview with Jimmy Kimmel in which she spoke about her obsession with Japanese culture.
“I’m so obsessed I want to skin you and wear you like Versace,” said the 29- year old singer, referring to a Japanese person.
Therein lies the problem: When culture is treated as a garment purchased at a boutique (or literally skinned off a human) to wear for the evening, it’s cultural appropriation—the process by which members of a privileged group steal the traditions or expressions of marginalized groups. This removes the tradition from its cultural context and often strips, devalues and redefines its meaning. Appropriation becomes especially problematic when it reinforces harmful stereotypes, as in the case of Perry’s performance.
The list of current pop singers who have used others’ culture as backdrops for their personal images becomes longer and longer, currently including Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Iggy Azeala and Lily Allen.
Feminist scholar and social activist bell hooks describes this trend as “eating the Other,” explaining that:
The commodiﬁcation of Otherness has been so successful because it is offered as a new delight, more intense, more satisfying than normal ways of doing and feeling. Within commodity culture, ethnicity becomes spice, seasoning that can liven up the dull dish that is mainstream white culture.
When the last major Asian American pop star? Oh that’s right. We’ve never had a Japanese Madona(Ayumi Hamasaki couldn’t cross over to America) we don’t have chinese Rihanna or Korean Beyonce. Never have. And I fear we never will.
But you bet your ass we can get a white girl dress up as a geisha and we’re suppose to love it.
Ain’t that a bitch? All of those amazing and talented and beautiful Asian American singers can’t even get a record real because the industry doesn’t think they’re marketable. But their culture on a white woman? Oh,that’s hip unique and edgy!
"YOU’RE ALL SO ANGRY AND YOU’RE NEVER HAPPY."
Yes, yes, preach it. Seriously.
Also, Erica and Boyd were only killed because Gage and Sinqua chose to leave the show. Jeff had story-lines set up for Erica and Boyd.
^ truth! so next time y’all get angry for dumb reasons, DO YOUR RESEARCH!
Research shows that Jeff didn’t tell Jill Wagner about her character dying the DAY it was being filmed. He made a statement along the lines of “You’re a bad guy, don’t assume you’re going to stay" at a panel for the fans to hear. But there’s Peter, Gerard, Deucalion, The Twins….they’re all bad guys and/or have done questionable things…..they’re still around.
Research shows that Melissa Ponzio was afraid of being killed off (without being told, mind you) that she searched for other jobs that could host her (The Walking Dead, a small cameo appearance in The Following) and that’s why she appears in these shows.
Research shows that Haley Webb has made repeated statements of how she would like to return to the show. None of them have been addressed.
Research shows that while Keahu Mahealani has been in the show SINCE SEASON 1, he’s never included in fan panels. Yet the Twins are suddenly boosted to the same level as the Tylers, Dylan, Crystal, Holland, and even Daniel when it comes to promotion……..and before you say that “Maybe it didn’t fit in his schedule”, well, how about you RESEARCH the panel where Keahu had to literally crash as an attendant and ask “Where’s Danny?” as the first question. Hahahaha what a light-hearted joke, right?!
Research shows that while Gage and Sinqua left, saying scheduling issues had to do with the reason for their departure, Jeff decided to off of their characters. Yet, when Colton Haynes decides to leave WITHOUT TELLING JEFF and the cast and crew to work in a different show, Jeff decides to “leave the door open” in case Jackson might want to return…..why not leave the door open for Erica and Boyd?
A person doesn’t need to state that they hate other races or women in order to be categorized as a racist or sexist. It is their actions that categorize them as such, and much of those actions are internalized due to years and years of our society making us believe what is right or wrong. If you don’t believe this is true, I recommend you RESEARCH Big Brother 15 and the controversy they’ve been dealing with about the casual racist, anti-semitism, homophobic, and sexist comments made throughout the season, and how it is all a reflection of American society.
We’re not getting angry for DUMB REASONS. We’re getting angry for legitimate and troubling patterns created by the show runner and the fandom. And believe me we do our research, we do more research than you can possibly imagine, because we have to be constantly explaining to this faction of the fandom things that they’re obviously trying to shut us down as being “angry” and “dumb.”
We have to constantly be asserting our position in this fandom through research of examples and patterns. And why do it? Why not just stop and enjoy a “cute” show about teenagers and werewolves? Well, sweet honey child the answer is simple! Because we refuse to shut down our brains, and we refuse to be persuaded by what the media is feeding us. Because as much as you would like to think “it’s just a show”, it isn’t. It is representation that is being ripped from the little show we thought would rise above all others.
It isn’t anger. It’s disappointment.
It’s Keahu Kahuanui who plays Danny Mahealani, not Keahu Mahealani. But this is a very good post.
Two mama cats who gave birth at the same time, co-mothering their eight new babies.
However, I prefer to think of them as a lesbian cat couple.
lesbian cat couple yes good
i felt the otp coming on
ITS BACK ON MY DASH :D
I will always, ALWAYS reblog the lesbian cat moms
Raising their kittens together and being adorable little lesbian kittehs
Also that artwork is the best okay just
HAPPY LESBIAN CATS
So my heart just sort of happily exploded
Pfft, this is my first reblog in a month but even I will never not reblog lesbian kitty moms
Lesbian cat couple awww ❤️
when hunger games stuff about peeta and katniss’s future family says “the mellarks”
lol be real
When I was ten years old, a dog bit the back of my head. The doctor said, within earshot but out of sight — he didn’t think I could hear him — that had the dog’s teeth been a little longer, they could have gone in under my skull. Hit my brain stem. Killed me, crippled me.
I don’t know whether or not he was right. All I know is that for a decade and a half after that, I harbored a complete and unreasoning terror of dogs. It didn’t matter how big they were, or how tame, or how kind. Someone else could assure me that they were the best dog in the world, that they knew the dog, that he would never hurt anyone, and it didn’t matter, because I was convinced that any dog could suddenly turn on me, bite me hard enough to kill me.
There were two dogs I slowly learned to trust during that time period. And, eventually, I learned to understand dogs again, to understand their body language, to like them again, because my husband convinced me to get a puppy, to raise a dog from when it was small, that this would help me get over my fear.
No one ever told me I was crazy or irrational for not wanting to be around dogs after I’d been attacked and nearly killed by one. No one. For fifteen years, it was understandable that I would be afraid — terribly, unreasoningly afraid — of dogs. A dog attacked me. I bore the traumatic scars. I found dogs terrifying, unpredictable. I could not trust any of them — no matter how kind they’d been to my friends, no matter how well-recommended they came or how well they’d been raised — not to turn on me and injure me.
When I was fifteen, I was raped.
Do I even need to finish this?
Asked by Anonymous
Hello Friend. I do understand what you’re trying to say here but you’re wildly incorrect.
We as writers haven’t assured ourselves that we won’t receive unsolicited crit within fandom spaces because we’re deluding ourselves. We’ve assured ourselves we won’t because that is a big part of the culture of fandom.
You see, every subculture has it’s own set of unspoken rules and behaviours that those who engage with it tend to naturally adhere to. Not sending fan creators unsolicited criticism is one of those rules.
When individuals deviate from one of these unspoken rules, they tend to receive backlash on a cultural level for their actions. That is what’s happening here, with a heap of people calling out this latest hate blog and making it very clear that their behaviour Isn’t Okay.
This response is an entirely valid one. It’s a way for the culture to reestablish it’s equilibrium.
Now, you might argue that the cultural rules around creator crit are ridiculous. That the culture should shift to a space where giving fan creators unsolicited criticism isn’t taboo anymore, but what exactly would you want out of that shift?
Do you want creators to improve their skills? Because we’ve already been very clear about how unsolicited crit doesn’t help us at all.
Do you want the ability to bitch about bad fic and not be called out for your appalling behaviour? Sorry, I don’t see that as a very valid reason to shift from the safe space that currently exists.
You have to understand, the taboo nature of unsolicited crit evolved in fandom over the years as a way of ensuring that fandom creativity has a safe space to flourish, which—I don’t know about you— but I think that’s pretty neat.
The world outside of fandom shits all over creators quite enough, having fandom as a haven from that is all that’s kept many of us creating.
It’s also what helps brand new baby creators gain the confidence to start creating. I speak from the heart when I say that I will tip dog shit over the head of anyone who feels the need to tell these new creators that they need to harden the fuck up to be able to “survive” fandom.
That is not what fandom’s about. You don’t survive fandom. You escape to fandom. People who run crit/hate blogs like the one that’s surfaced in the Teen Wolf fandom recently need to recognise that they’re not being edgy. They’re not rocking the boat. We’ve escaped the boat. They’re poking holes in the fucking life raft.
And lo the truth is spoken
His name was H. H. Holmes and he is also thought to be THE Jack the Ripper because he was in London at the exact same time and was a medical professional. He went to medical school to learn how to kill people. He is fucking scary.
And Supernatural did an episode on him. I first saw it when I was like 10 and it still creeps me out to this day.
I read a book about him. He had multiple wives at the same time, almost all of whom he killed after separating them from and or killing their children. He was said to be incredibly charming and charismatic, and killed almost all the women he seduced.
Fun Fact: His documentary is on Netflix.
Multiple people involved in convicting H.H and sentencing him to death died bizzare deaths shortly afterward including members of the jury, the doctor who pronounced him dead, and even a priest that visited him before he died.
There is now a post office where the murder castle used to stand (it was burned down after Holmes was executed, thought they never determined the cause of the fire) and it is extremely haunted. Other people have claimed seeing him in the Museum of Science and Industry because it’s one of the only building in Chicago left from that time.
The Museum of Science and Industry is in one of the buildings originally built for the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. H.H. Holmes exploited the large numbers of young single women coming to town for the fair and preyed upon them. His killing spree largely coincided with the fair, which was a hugely influential event in urban planning and modern trends of architecture.
There is a fantastic book about this, “Devil in the White City” by Erik Larsen. It’s about both the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair and about H.H. Holmes, two interconnected events. I originally read the book because I was so relieved that someone had finally written about Holmes (who’s strangely unknown in general knowledge) but I wound up fascinated by all the World’s Fair stuff.
I read that book too! It’s fantastic; I’d definitely recommend it
HUMAN!!!! HUMAN!!!! STOP!!!! I’M DRY!!!! STOP THE AIR BLOWY WOOSHY WOOSHY!!! I’M DRY!!!! I’M DONE!!!!
I love him, he’s literally trying to talk to her rather than bite or anything aggressive aaahh babies dogs are the best