Queer Kids On Bikes

turkey-imported-from-maine:

firelorcl:

meladoodle:

i wanna be a reverse tooth fairy where i rob people and then scatter human teeth on their bed

a dentist

i dont know what your dentist is doing to you but i think you need to go to the police

chekhov:

Has anyone else found themselves becoming exponentially gayer

aobatoppingnoiz:

Im all for girls drawing and writing self indulgent bullshit, especially considering about 97% of the media around today is just men writing and drawing self indulgent bullshit

pervocracy:

swanjolras:

out of all the aspects of millennial-bashing, i think the one that most confuses me is the “millennials all got trophies as a kid, so now they’re all self-centered narcissists” theory

like— kids are pretty smart, y’all. they can see that every kid on the team gets a trophy and is told they did a good job; they can also see that not every kid on the team deserves a trophy, and not everyone did do a good job

the logical conclusion to draw from this is not “i’m great and i deserve praise”— it’s “no matter how mediocre i am, people will still praise me to make me feel better, so i can’t trust any compliments or accolades i receive”

this is not a recipe for overconfidence and narcissism. it is a recipe for constant self-guessing, low self-esteem, and a distrust of one’s own abilities and skills.

where did this whole “ugh millennials think their so-so work is super great” thing even come from it is a goddamn mystery

Maybe I’m a little old to be a “millennial,” (1985? Is that still Gen X?  Is Gen Y an actual thing? whatever) but I never got trophies for participation.  I got ribbons two or three times, but they clearly said “participation” on them and they weren’t fooling anyone.  I never saw a kid jump up and dance around because they got a participation ribbon and they literally thought that was the same as winning.

…Which is a shame, because “everybody can’t be a winner” is only true in sports, and not in life.  There’s a rule that only one team can win a tournament.  There’s no rule that only a specific fraction of people can have achievements or successes or be worthwhile.

I don’t think kids should all get “grand ultimate prize winner” trophies, for the reasons the OP describes, but neither do I think they should be indoctrinated with “to be a winner, you have to distinguish yourself from all the losers.”

Criticisms about representations of gender (or race and other diversity) are often countered in fandom by sociological or scientific analyses attempting to explain why the inequality happens according to the internal logic of the fictional world. As though there is any real reason that anything happens in a story except that someone chose to write it that way.

Fiction is not Darwinian: It contains no impartial process of evolution that dispassionately produces the events of a fictional universe. Fiction is miraculously, fundamentally Creationist. When we make worlds, we become gods. And gods are responsible for the things they create, particularly when they create them in their own image.

Laura Hudson writes about the shotage of women characters in Star Wars fore Wired.com in her article "Leia is not enough:  Star Wars and the woman problem in Hollywood."

"Science fiction in particular has always offered a vision of the world not myopically limited by the world as it exists, but liberated by the power of imagination. Perhaps more than any genre of storytelling, it has no excuse to exclude women for so-called practical reasons — especially when it has every reason to imagine a world where they are just as heroic, exceptional, and well-represented as men."

(via rebelrebeluniverse)

cogswithnooil:

Not that I don’t think polyamory doesn’t need more recognition or that it shouldn’t be talked about as important, especially in relation to sexual/romantic orientations and how it’s still viewed in negative ways by the majority of our society.

Just that it doesn’t seem correct to call it an orientation since sexual/romantic orientation talks about who and monogamy/polyamory talks about how many.

EDIT: Though I guess orientation can mean how many too, but how many genders, not how many people.

I feel like whether polyamory is an orientation, or a life choice, or a descriptor of a group of relationships depends a lot on the people involved.  

Some people are, or have been in, poly relationships, and had it be about those particular relationships, rather than being an intrinsic part of who they are.  And, as far as I know, people in this sort of situation often don’t consider it an orientation.

But others, myself included, do consider polyamory to be part of our romantic and/or sexual orientation.  The difference, at least to me, is that I’m polyamorous all the time, as just part of how my personality is, and how I experience attraction, and how I conceptualize romance and sex.  

I was single when I realized that I’m poly.  The realization didn’t have anything to do directly with anyone else or any relationships.  It was more to do with figuring out this new thing about my own psychology, and then suddenly all these really conflicting emotions, going all the way back to when I was a kid, made sense.  

And even when I was single, or when I was only dating one person, being poly still effected how I experience affection and attraction, and how I interact and form emotional bonds with a partner.  I honestly don’t think I was capable of having a healthy relationship when I thought I was monogamous.  Not that I ever cheated, or was tempted to do so!  I would never!  But, my emotions and reactions just didn’t make sense to me in a monogamous context.  

So, I definitely think that polyamory can be a romantic and/or sexual orientation (or at least, an intrinsic part of someone’s orientation).  But it isn’t necessarily like that for everyone who has, or even prefers, poly relationships.

Dear restaurants

childhoodreclaimed:

There is seriously no advantage to gendering your single stall bathrooms. Can you please not?
Sincerely,
Someone who gets funny looks no matter which choice they make

mahouprince:

babyofcry:

al0nelybeacon:

babyofcry:

Had a bit of fun in my Usagi cosplay earlier today! ;w; I had a lot of fun (though you can see a bit of my hair in the last photo oops!) 

sooo cute 0u0

thank you ;w;

PRESH BABE AAAAUGHHH ( ゚д゚)♡♡♡!!!

neonrainbowdash193:

hippie-babs-seed:

shak1ra:

thisisgabbs:

Something that I and other people deal with. All I can do is ask for forgiveness and try harder to not let my problems make relationships unbearable to be with.

I don’t think anyone understands how incredibly fucking relevant this is.

If you feel this way around me, I will always forgive you.FROEVER!

please!