soulfates:

myuselessbooklife:

Fandoms Teach more than school

I CANNOT BELIEVE that this is an actual post okay first of all I don’t understand why tumblr has this fascination with discrediting education and saying that it’s pointless and that you’ve learned more by watching television and reading books and fumbling around on the internet. Going to school is REALLY FUCKING IMPORTANT and what you’re being taught there is also REALLY FUCKING IMPORTANT!!!!!
The thing you don’t understand right now is that you’re not learning how to find the side of a triangle so that ten years down the road you can be like, hey, look, a triangle! I wonder how long its hypotenuse is! School is teaching you how to think logically and how to reason through problems and how to approach things from multiple perspectives. You’re given homework so that you can start prioritizing things you have to do, so that you can learn time management and organization and things that are super fucking important for you to succeed in the future. 
I get that the educational system itself has its flaws, but it’s just so incredibly naive to say that television shows and books are somehow better at preparing you for the real world. 
But, you know, give it a shot. Stop going to school and then hit up some companies for job interviews. When they ask you what your skills are, you can say you’re very good at sitting on your ass all day and watching shows and that it’s okay because everyone is important and unique and super duper special! Sure, you may not be able to solve any basic math problems, but you watched all thirty seasons of Doctor Who, so.

soulfates:

myuselessbooklife:

Fandoms Teach more than school

I CANNOT BELIEVE that this is an actual post okay first of all I don’t understand why tumblr has this fascination with discrediting education and saying that it’s pointless and that you’ve learned more by watching television and reading books and fumbling around on the internet. Going to school is REALLY FUCKING IMPORTANT and what you’re being taught there is also REALLY FUCKING IMPORTANT!!!!!

The thing you don’t understand right now is that you’re not learning how to find the side of a triangle so that ten years down the road you can be like, hey, look, a triangle! I wonder how long its hypotenuse is! School is teaching you how to think logically and how to reason through problems and how to approach things from multiple perspectives. You’re given homework so that you can start prioritizing things you have to do, so that you can learn time management and organization and things that are super fucking important for you to succeed in the future. 

I get that the educational system itself has its flaws, but it’s just so incredibly naive to say that television shows and books are somehow better at preparing you for the real world. 

But, you know, give it a shot. Stop going to school and then hit up some companies for job interviews. When they ask you what your skills are, you can say you’re very good at sitting on your ass all day and watching shows and that it’s okay because everyone is important and unique and super duper special! Sure, you may not be able to solve any basic math problems, but you watched all thirty seasons of Doctor Who, so.

destieliscanon:

CHCH Promo 8x21 (x)

heysammy:

wincest shippers who love cas
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destiel shippers who love sam
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hereliesameliabright:

They seemed to have a talent for it.

aboutmaleprivilege:

(Heterosexual) male privilege is talking about how bad it is to have a gay man incessantly hit on you when you aren’t interested, having it accepted as a common opinion, and still not understand how a woman can feel the same way when you do the same thing.

Male privilege is telling women on the street - who you’ve never met before - to smile, and then acting offended when they don’t.

Male privilege is describing women being cautious about sexual assault as “misandry”, then, in another situation, blaming a victim for (apparently) not being cautious enough.

Male privilege is making jokes about women and using women’s offended responses as proof that they’re “overly sensitive” or “melodramatic”, then using women making jokes about men as proof that women are “callous” and “bitchy”.

Male privilege is being offended at being called sexist, but making fun of women who are offended at actual sexism.

Male privilege is complaining when women don’t reward treating them with basic dignity with sex. Male privilege is thinking you “deserve” or are “owed” a woman. Male privilege is treating friendships with women as failed conquests. Male privilege is putting the blame on women for not wanting to date you, instead of accepting that dating is not a one-sided thing. (In regards to “the friend zone”).

Male privilege is thinking that when you’re hired instead of a woman, it’s because you’re more qualified, but when a woman is hired instead of you, it’s affirmative action or she slept with them.

Male privilege is thinking you’re entitled to make comments about women’s bodies and clothes whenever you please, and then telling women they should feel flattered by this.

Male privilege is thinking consciption is a valid proof of “misandry” when the last conscripted soldier left the US army in 1973 and the UK army in 1963, and when more women are killed in their homes by their male partners every year than male soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq put together.

Male privilege is calling all nerdy women “fakers” and making them “prove” they’re nerds with questions, while doing no such thing for male nerds.

Male privilege is assuming everyone is male until proven otherwise, and also recieving little to no criticism for doing so.

Male privilege is expecting the lead in any film or TV series to be the same gender as you, and being correct almost every single time. (Seriously - how many movies not SPECIFICALLY aimed at women have female leads? How many movies not SPECIFICALLY amed at men have male leads?)

Male privilege is having your country leader and the majority of the legislative body be the same gender as you, and have your gender’s interests in mind.

Male privilege is having bodily autonomy.

(Cis) male privilege is not having to worry about visiting foreign countries because you know how poorly they treat your gender there.

Male privilege is having no risk presented to your career if you choose to start a family.

Male privilege is acting like women having maternity leaves is biological fact without realising that (aside from the birth) men can stay home and look after the newborn baby just fine - you just assume that the woman has to do it.

Male privilege is walking around in summer with just shorts on, but criticising any woman who’d do the same (… even if she’s still wearing more than you!).

Male privilege is sleeping with whomever you like, but calling any woman who does the same (even if she does so less than you) a “whore” who “has no self-respect”.

Male privilege is expecting to be just as, or even more, desirable because you’re sexually active/experienced, yet considering any woman who’s done the same “worthless”, “disgusting” or “cheap”.

Male privilege is ogling, touching or making unsolicited sexual advances at women and saying you “can’t help it” and “men are naturally like that”, then saying that it’s misandry when women agree that all men just “can’t help themselves” and “are naturally like that”.

Male privilege is thinking “being respectful and decent to a woman” is synonymous with “chivalry”… male privilege is not doing the former in order to “get back at feminists” who say the latter is misogynistic.

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  • Parents: Don't talk to strangers online.
  • Everyone: Don't talk to strangers online.
  • Me: They aren't strangers if we're in the same fandom.

ohhsnapsky:

erdgeist:

shinydemon:

Academy Award Winning Movie Trailer [x]

Everyone needs to stop what they are doing and watch this. It’s amazing.

Claim that people should watch the aforementioned trailer due to its metacognitive brilliance.
(Seriously, though, this is really neat!)

Accurate.

captain-iveru:

exploding orgy of gender anarchy: On Shipping and Fanboys

lascocks:

carororo:

hils-k:

bringmehsomepie:

patheticfangirl:

This is my letter to angry fanboys.

First, let it be known that I love most fanboys. When I go to a con, most of the guys there are respectful. They share a passion with me, and that’s awesome. We’re all on a rock floating through space with little connection to most of the people who surround us, so anything that allows us to bond is fantastic.

What I don’t love are angry fanboys (I wish there were a different word for them). I don’t love being scoffed at when I jump excitedly at finding a comic. I don’t love being told that, if I didn’t like something, it’s because it wasn’t “meant for chicks.” I don’t love the notion that I’m not a real fan because I have two X chromosomes and like to look at the Avengers cast. And I sure as hell don’t love my online interests (particularly shipping) being looked down on by the people who do this:

(Comment on a negative Rotten Tomatoes review of The Avengers.)

(Message in my inbox. Way to be an anonymous coward.)

(Comment on the the SHH boards.)

That last one’s fairly tame. It followed a (now deleted) comment that went something to the effect of this: “Tumblr is sick. I can’t even browse the Avengers tag because of all the fangirls posting porn.”

Well, you know what? I’m not sorry.

I’m not sorry my enjoyment of fandom is different from yours.

Maybe my time would be better spent bitching at reviewers and complaining that Black Widow made it to film before Ant-Man. But that’s not what I choose to do. I choose to draw. I choose to write fanfic. I choose to share podcasts and make comic book recommendations. I choose to be positive (when I’m not pissed of at people like you anyway).

I’m not sorry you sometimes stumble upon sexualized male characters.

You know why? Because of this:

(Zatanna’s new “costume”)

And this:

(Starfire)

And this:

(Heroes for Hire #13)

And, finally, this:

(Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Hawkeye, and TITS AND ASS!)

You get to ogle comic book characters constantly. You get to ogle movie characters constantly. And you know what? While I have a problem with the double standard in comics, that is your right. Women are sexy.

But if I want to put Iron Man and Captain America on the cover of The Notebook or pose them like Cyclops and Jean Grey, I’m going to do it. And I think I have the right to without being thought of as some sort of freak.

(Shameless self-promotion.)

How is the way I enjoy my hobby less healthy than the way you enjoy yours? How am I the one who’s inappropriate? I think it’s because I sexualize male characters instead of female ones.

I’m not sorry that makes you uncomfortable.

(“Leave the Avengers aloooonnneeeee!”)

(Wasp would never say this.)

I’m not sorry you’re a homophobe.

Actually, I kind of am. Exploring alternate sexual orientations isn’t “defamation of character.” It’s 2012, for crying out loud. I’m not a lesbian (or curious for that matter) but I can appreciate the Spider-Woman/Ms.Marvel pairing and the occasional Pepper/Natasha fic. The world of internet fandom has a lot to offer you if you let it.

I’m not sorry for shipping.

Shipping is glorious. I ship because it’s nice to think that these epic heroes have equally epic romances. Some of the fanfic out there is better written than a lot of comic books. Some of the fanart is better than real comic book art (looking at you, Rob Liefeld). Some of the things I ship are canon (Spider-Man/MJ). Others aren’t.

(Not canon.)

There’s a misconception that fangirls are only interested in male/male pairings. Some of them are, and who cares? That’s their right. But the assumption just isn’t true. There’s a reason Natasha/Clint is popular among movie fans. There’s a reason Tony/Pepper is popular. Those characters have boatloads of chemistry.

Then again, so do Loki/Thor, Tony/Bruce, and Tony/Steve. Don’t want ladies to overwhelmingly ship male characters together? Make a movie with more than one female lead. We can’t help it that The Avengers is a sausage party.

We are going to ship. We are going to ship loudly and proudly and there’s nothing you can do about it. I suggest you stop complaining and jump on the bandwagon. You might be surprised at how much you enjoy fangirls when you get to know us. We have a sense of humor. We have a sense of fun. We just happen to also have a strong sense of romance and a thing for attractive men.

So sue us.

*STANDING OVATION*

Bless this post

So much this

Oh, I’m sorry, are people sexualizing your gender and then putting it on the internet in a way that makes you uncomfortable?  Welcome to every single day for women.

^^

i like it when the boys kiss

"

We stopped freaking out about the “Oh my god, women want to wear pants!” thing a really long time ago. Women wandered into the traditionally masculine realms of self-expression and ambition and now it’s just normal.


Not so with masculinity. It is still as rigid and well defended as ever, despite a few David Bowies or Johnny Depps in the mix. Just look at last year’s total freaking meltdown about a J. Crew catalog that carried a photo of a woman painting her young son’s toenails. Just look at the way the more delicate boys of the world are bullied by their classmates and accused of being gay. Just look at the gender imbalance in the diagnosis of Gender Identity Disorder in children, with gender disordered pre-pubescent boys outnumbering girls at a rate of up to 30 to 1. When a girl is boyish, or even claims she’d rather be a boy, it’s cute. She’s a tomboy. When a boy is girlish, wanting to wear dresses or try on some makeup, it’s a mental disorder and needs an immediate medical intervention.

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copperbooms:

when i was younger i thought “peanut butter and jelly” meant like peanut butter and this

and i was so distraught because i was like why the fuck would anyone eat peanut butter with that and on bread none the less what is wrong with people and why is this such a popular meal then i learnt that jelly in america actually means jam 

doubleadrivel:

dearjimmoriarty:

zillybooradley:

lanilupani:

Erika Moen
Queer

I might have reblogged this already but whatever.

eeeee I love her

oh yay the english version!!

FUCK. YES. THIS.

I think I just found my “forever reblog.”

Because THIS is what I’m always trying to talk about.

How I identify

how do I come up with something that adequately encompasses

everything I am

everything I have been

and everything I could be?!

I have known myself as a girl, as a boy, as a man, as a transman, and as a eunuch. Some of these things I will never be again, some of these things I am currently, others I may not be right now but will be again, maybe in ten minutes maybe in ten years.

I have loved and fucked the length and breadth of gender and I still feel like a blushing virgin some days. I have been straight, I have been afraid of being “turned gay” and then come to accept my same gender love, and I have been asexual and so many times it feels more comfortable to me than anything.

Sometimes my identity is about me, sometimes it is about me and one or a couple of others and sometimes it is about me in a whole community. I worry about calling myself this or that because of how others who also use those identity labels will feel about me “representing” them whether I mean to or not.

I don’t expect to ever stop worrying about these things, but I will also continue to explore and to play and to endure and revel in them. “Worrying” is just another way to prompt me to be mindful of how I and others use our identities.

It’s a Queer way to live, but it’s a good one.

EMBRACE ALL THE IDENTITIES

<3 <3 <3

#Can we have RTD back instead?

touchfuzzy-getdizzy:

lydiabutz:

NEVER.

PLEASE GOD NEVER.

No matter how much Moffat doesn’t seem to understand the sensitive details of a/bi/sexuality/whatevs there is NOTHING he can say that will make me want RTD back. Ever.

Ever ever.

Just watch the End of Time and tell me who does Doctor Who better. The asshole that made the Doctor an absolute pussy in an finale where DICK ALL happened and the Master was just RUINED, or the guy who doesn’t word his views on sexuality exactly the way you’d like him to on f*cking TWITTER or on the spot at a f*cking conference and really, really likes the ladies but CERTAINLY no more than RTD liked the lads.

If we want to talk about head writers, sexuality and how good they are at their jobs, why don’t we all talk about how RTD wanted to cast Russell Tovey as the 11th Doctor because he “had a nice bum”? That’s it. That’s the reason. That’s not INCREDIBLY SHALLOW. Chris, David and even Catherine Tate didn’t even have proper auditions. Yes, he’s so terrific at his job. Let’s have him back so he can not hold auditions and want episodes LITERALLY set inside JK Rowling’s head. Literally in her head. With Harry Potter shit in there. And then make everyone immortal and tragic and weak and alone.

Back on topic, can we all stop expecting Moffat to completely understand every category of sexuality? Every shade? He’s a heterosexual dude in what… his late 40s? He’s busy, with other shit to worry about like MASTERMINDING DOCTOR WHO AND SHERLOCK, and we’re picking on him for saying ‘gay’ instead of ‘universal’ or something more specific? He’s just a MAN. A basic dude. You’re a blogger or a rights activist or just someone that hangs out on Tumblr OR WHATEVER and you know this world like the back of your hand.

It would be like me having a go at my mom because she didn’t know everything about the modern sexual landscape.

And a few of you might be thinking “but it’s his job to know!” and I would argue that it’s really not. There are so many writers that haven’t included or indicated any understanding of ALL THE FACETS of human sexuality and we don’t get upset about that. Why are we getting upset at Steven? He’s not an idiot. He gives us good stories. What more do we want or, in fact, need from this dude?

I feel as though these are unrealistic expectations, and it’s not like Moffat doesn’t like gay people. His bestest buddy in the whole world is incredibly gay. He’s got gay and bi people in his show all the time. HE’S MAKING ONE HELL OF AN EFFORT, for, again, a guy who could be old enough to be your dad.

And I know what you’re thinking, you’re thinking about that time he said something like “asexual characters are boring in terms of tension” or whatever. Boring? Why boring? Because he sees asexuality as normal and human. Holmes is something else entirely. Holmes represses sexual feelings by force. He thinks (whether you agree with him or not) that’s a more interesting story than being simply and wonderfully acceptably and normally, asexual. That was the point he was trying to make. I’ll grant you that Moffat didn’t express this thought terrifically well, but Moffat can’t be a suave genius all the time. He’s a big ol’ nerd. Probably one HELL of an introvert. He’s going to say some things BADLY when put on the spot or in an interview. Shit, if you asked me to comment on asexuality in an interview, I’d probably come out looking like a complete asshole that hates asexuals and likes punching puppies on the weekend. I love puppies and asexuals, but I’m not good in conversation. This is why I write. It’s probably why a lot of writers write. It might be why Steven writes.

We cannot place all our expectations on this man. It’s unfair. Personally, I love the whole spectrum. I just think that ganging up on him like this with these kinds of “he’s being a dick on purpose because he must know everything I know” assumptions is a shitty thing to do.

Here mother fucking here!

I am a feminist.

stfuhypocrisy:

alllllll-of-the-spectacular:

introspectivestardust:

As long as women’s natural body hair is called disgusting and inappropriate while men’s isn’t, I am a feminist.

As long as I can’t watch an episode of a popular sitcom without having to sit through multiple sexist comments or “jokes”, I am a feminist.

As long as women have to face the rational fear of being sexually assaulted every time they walk home past dark while men don’t, I am a feminist.

As long as misogyny exists in any country in this world, I am a feminist.

As long as women are being raped, then stoned to death or forced to marry their rapist, I am a feminist.

As long as companies promote men to manager when there are women who are equally as or better qualified, because they find that men look more authoritative, I am a feminist.

As long as women (her choice of clothes, her friendly nature, her weakness, her choice to drink alcohol) get blamed when men rape them, I am a feminist.

As long women’s opinions on online social networks are dismissed with phrases like “tits or gtfo”, “get back to the kitchen”, “are you pms’ing?”, I am a feminist.

As long as dressing like a woman is degrading for men and as long as men are insulted with phrases like “you throw like a woman”, clearly implying that being like a woman is shameful, I am a feminist.

As long as both men are women are expected to work, but taking care of children and the household are still largely considered a woman’s job, I am a feminist.

As long as boys and girls are treated differently, expected to act differently, and surrounded by different toys and colours from the day they are born, I am a feminist.

As long as topless women aren’t allowed in public unless they’re on the cover of a men’s magazine, I am a feminist.

As long as women who have sex frequently are generally told they are “sluts”, “lacking self-respect” and “lacking morals” by both men and women, while men who frequently have sex are “just being men” and it’s “natural for them”, I am a feminist.

As long as there are places where women have to pay more for health insurance than men, I am a feminist.

As long as men experience situations with equal gender representation as female-dominated, and don’t consider a group discussion equal unless there are significantly more men than women participants (as has been proven), I am a feminist.

As long as there are men who think it’s their wife or girlfriend’s duty to have sex with them whenever they want, I am a feminist.

As long as the word feminism (“the movement aimed at equal rights for women”) has a negative connotation, I am a feminist.

As long as misogynistic people exist, I am a feminist.

And not just ciswomen. Everybody.

SO MUCH THIS.

hoboeroticmisha:

sherlocksimplywalksintomordor:

hoboeroticmisha:

‘THE TALES OF A FANGIRL’

(to the tune of ‘Colours of the Wind’ from Pocahontas)

You think I’m a fangirling savage

I “obsess over too much”

Well, I guess you can think so.

But what you cannot see,

Is that there just seems to be

Such underlying subtext you don’t know

You don’t know

You think you know whatever thing you’re watching

You think you know the things in books you read

But I know every ship and every hint now

All the heated, subtle, sly and sexual needs.

You watch and read but to you, truly sadly,

The ships are all as canon as they go,

But if you walk the footsteps of a fangirl

You’ll understand that nothing’s ever hetero.

Have you ever seen the eye sex between Dean and Cas

Or the way that Arthur looks at his “best friend”

Can you hear the subtext like it has been scripted

But the writers lie and say it’s all pretend?

But the writers lie and say it’s in our heads….

Come here and watch this scene with John and Sherlock

How do you not see that he wants him so?

The Master and the Doctor bum each other

Is that not clear to you? How can you say “no”?

The fandoms I belong to are my family

The actors (who don’t know it) are my friends

The characters all connect to each other

In some homosexual loop that never ends

How headcanon will my ships go?

Honestly I will never know

And though we’ll never hear the end of “my ship’s best”

It matters not what ship we ship, you see

No one can ever deny Destiel or Merthur

Or Johnlock or the Master and Ten

Now you say I must be wrong

But others agree with my song

As we ship

All of the homo

Till the end

My song just got reblogged again AHSDLJASd

Will never not reblog.