Fashion must-haves of 2014:

  • sword
  • billowing cape
  • glowing aura
  • hellhounds
  • socks


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never underestimate the power of validation. you don’t realize how much it could turn someone’s day around if you tell them they look great. or how much more powerful it can be to listen and affirm someone’s feelings than speak to them and give advice. sometimes someone has gone a long time…

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Anonymous asked: hey i was just curious, queer means something different than just being gay right? what does queer cis mean?

Hey, no problem :) The term “queer” can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. Its main role in the community is as a reclaimed slur, so if you aren’t LGBTQIAA+ / don’t identify with the term yourself, please don’t use it in general conversation or to refer to other people (UNLESS they specifically identify with it and say you can use it to refer to them, as with me). A lot of people who might identify as queer might, in the strictest sense, be gay, but might not like the term “gay” for whatever reason, as one example. For myself, I identify with “queer” because it’s a highly ambiguous term - as I’ve tried to convey here - and it doesn’t put any assumed constraints on my sexuality, which is appropriate for me because my preferences can change by the day. Also, this is a sillier reason, but it’s monosyllabic, which is more appealing to me.

As for your second question, while “queer” refers to my sexual orientation, “cis” (a suffix, usually used as “cisgender”) refers to my gender identity. That is, “cis” is when a person is identified in some way by doctors/parents/relatives upon birth and they continue to identify as such as they grow up. I was identified as a girl upon birth, and I continue to feel happy and comfortable identifying as a woman today. “Cis” is used in opposition to the suffix “trans,” (although gender identity IS more complex than just “cis” and “trans,” but I don’t have much authority to speak on that) wherein a person is identified by doctors/parents/relatives as a girl or boy upon birth (binaristic, I know, but that’s how it goes), and they go on to identify with a gender(s) OTHER THAN THAT as they grow up.

This simplifies things considerably, but I’ve tried my best here to explain it to you in a way that can be easily understood, so I hope that helps! Other followers, if I’ve fucked up or missed something in any way, PLEASE call me out.







not just followers, everyone.


I’m here if any of you need to talk<3

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The best part is, this post actually does something, it offers support, unlike one of those useless “reblog if you care” posts.

Exactly. Which is why I’ll reblog this one.

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if you know each of these commercials you just might be canadian

my thing is sound effects

here’s a t-rex



oh the memories! 

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While Johansson’s first Marvel appearance in Iron Man 2 may have relied somewhat upon sex appeal, this was quickly nixed in favor of characterizing her as the most cerebral Avenger. Her most important scenes in The Avengers relied upon her intelligence and skills as a spy, to the extent that she even managed to outwit Loki, the God of Lies. At the end of the movie, she’s the one who closes the portal that let all the aliens into New York. Then in Winter Soldier she’s given second billing to Captain America, a meaty role that showcases a wide-ranging skillset that stretches far beyond just “kicking ass.” At no point during any of these movies does she seduce anyone, by the way.

Sadly, there’s very little sign of this character in the most easily accessible reviews of both The Avengers and Winter Soldier. Judging by the Guardian, WSJ, or New Yorker, Black Widow is more like a blow-up doll with a black belt. By their logic, if she’s wearing a tight outfit, then she must be a sexy ass-kicker, meaning that she must be the token female character, and therefore is little more than eye candy.

With that thought process in mind, it must make perfect sense to relegate Black Widow to a single sniggering comment about her catsuit, because obviously Scarlett Johansson is just there for decoration. And if you’ve read in the New York Times that Black Widow is a token female character, then chances are you’ll have internalized that opinion before you even buy a ticket. The feedback loop of misogynist preconceptions continues on, and in the end, we all lose out.


— Gavia Baker-Whitelaw, Every review of Black Widow in ‘Captain America’ is wrong (via fyeahmcublackwidow)

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can we talk about how this fucking pbs show aimed at little kids easily talked about how anxiety is stressful but normal

Ok no but can we talk about this entire episode? 

It was called April 9th, and it was actually a response to the 9/11 attacks. It didn’t talk about the attacks themselves, but rather focused on teaching kids to deal with the all of the emotions that they might be feeling as a result. They set up a situation that might evoke similar emotions in children: a massive fire at the school.

Arthur’s dad was in the fire, so (as you can see above), Arthur is constantly worried about his dad’s safety.

Sue Ellen is grieving because her journal, which contained a huge amount of precious memories, was destroyed in the fire. Muffy is confused why she can’t just cheer Sue Ellen up by giving her a new journal.

Buster wasn’t at school that day, and feels confused and guilty that he isn’t sad about the fire like the other kids. He then befriends the school janitor, who has to retire due to an injury that, at his age, is pretty serious.

Binky actually saw the flames, and is constantly traumatized by the event. He doesn’t tell anyone because he feels like he would lose his tough-guy reputation if he admitted that he was scared.

The episode teaches kids that all of these emotions are perfectly normal and natural, that there’s not one right way to feel, and that even if it takes a while, things are going to be okay.

The thing that makes this show so great, in my opinion, is that it knows that kids are intellegent and strong enough to deal with these things if you present them in the right way. It doesn’t hide them, it doesn’t sugar coat them, it just presents them in a way that children can understand and shows them how to deal with them.

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i found my journal2013, july;"final entry,she is home.”2014, january;"i ripped these poems out as rough as you ripped me from your life, i fucking hate how you keep the stars glowing and the oxygen flowing, i did it without even flinching don’t you dare tell me you never felt anything, don’t you fucking dare, i loved you more than the sea loved the shore and you tore me away like a gorgeous fucking drought."


i found my journal

2013, july;
"final entry,
she is home.”

2014, january;
"i ripped these poems out as rough as you ripped me from your life, i fucking hate how you keep the stars glowing and the oxygen flowing, i did it without even flinching don’t you dare tell me you never felt anything, don’t you fucking dare, i loved you more than the sea loved the shore and you tore me away like a gorgeous fucking drought."

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