i’m t.: mixed, afro-latina, light-skinned, bi, cis, able-bodied, chubby, general anxiety disorder. bad at this whole self-introduction-thing, but wrote up a post nonetheless. linked down below.

disabledgirlism:

it’s pretty common for people discussing rape culture within feminist discourse to conveniently leave out disabled girls, but this is just a casual reminder that disabled women are far more likely to be sexually assaulted, abused or raped than able-bodied women. on top of that, 50% of deaf girls and 54% of deaf boys have been sexually abused or assaulted. so please stop leaving us out of your discussion about rape culture.

blackfashion:

Jessica Renne 
Singer, Songwriter, Producer 

blackfashion:

Jessica Renne 

Singer, Songwriter, Producer 

seekingwillow:

cloud-scapes:

seekingwillow:

cloud-scapes:

seekingwillow:

bbalgangyi:

thisisnotjapan:

androphilia:

Unprecedented images of Western people looking just like you and me | Karl reMarks

We have all wondered how Western people look like in everyday situations, behind the veil of exoticism that surrounds their mysterious culture. Photographer Adam Vaijan has spent years documenting everyday life in the West and the results are a startling mix of the magical and the ordinary. His beautiful shots allow us to see beyond the wall of myth that surrounds Western people and their culture, revealing scenes that are touching in their normality and reminding us that they are just like us.



*wipes tears from eyes* They’re so exotic

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Why is everything so pale? Do they like, make the WORLD pale? Is it their exotic magical power?

vivid colors scare the westerners, that is why they pour bleach over everything

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Oh! Quaint Superstitions? Awesome. Has this been studied? Is it universal through-out or are there regional differences? Like, does each area have a preferred level of pale? Do they think one level is better than another? Have they fought over it? Who’s done the field study? Are there rituals of bleach? This is so fascinating.

well i went to the west to build a restaurant once - did you know the westerners barely make use of spices? that’s just sad, in this day and age - and the locals told me that paleness has always had a very deep and symbolic meaning within their culture, but that the meaning is lost now, and what remains is the importance of keeping everything pale. i think the fear of vivid colors might have something to do with the quiet nature of the westerners. one could call this a primitive trait, but i find it very charming. i want to do more research on the topic, so i plan to write my thesis on paleness in the west and its symbolism, basing my work off other non-western researchers to be as objective as possible.

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Quiet nature? Really? Though I guess you’ve been there, so you’d know. But I’d always heard of an obsession with blood and violence. Maybe they think vivid colours are all blood? So they get upset? And … cause more violence? That’s a very nonsensical culture, when you think about it. Probably has something to do with how isolated they are - no real chance for diversity of ideas, ideology, philosophy or you’know… real science.
Man, this is SO giving me the idea for a poem, or maybe a song. I should totally call it; Blood and Milk; An Homage to Westerners. What do you think? Interesting, right?
Huh, Oh! Maybe Violence is the only spice they know?
Shit, I need to write this stuff down. It’s totally gold. And makes SO MUCH SENSE. Bland and pale and only violence to heat their blood. Poor dears.
Primitive, y’know? Look what lack of good cooking will lead to.

yes that makes sense! you should write a whole anthology or produce an album, inspired by western philosphy and ways of thought! i mean, their culture is very backwards, but also kind of poetic and raw and inspiring. the title “blood and milk” captures their essence so well!!
you know, i’ve recently started to wear western attire, cassocks in particular. i use them as coats, they look very fashionable. on my next trip to the west i plan on buying a vestment to wear on more formal occasions - i’ll shorten it a bit, so it’ll look more sexy, and i hope to modify it so i can show some cleavage. vestments are suprisingly ornate and colorful for western attire. i read that it’s because religion is used to instill fear, so they use lively colors for their priests’ robes to scare the common people into believing.

seekingwillow:

cloud-scapes:

seekingwillow:

cloud-scapes:

seekingwillow:

bbalgangyi:

thisisnotjapan:

androphilia:

Unprecedented images of Western people looking just like you and me | Karl reMarks

We have all wondered how Western people look like in everyday situations, behind the veil of exoticism that surrounds their mysterious culture. Photographer Adam Vaijan has spent years documenting everyday life in the West and the results are a startling mix of the magical and the ordinary. His beautiful shots allow us to see beyond the wall of myth that surrounds Western people and their culture, revealing scenes that are touching in their normality and reminding us that they are just like us.

*wipes tears from eyes* They’re so exotic

___

Why is everything so pale? Do they like, make the WORLD pale? Is it their exotic magical power?

vivid colors scare the westerners, that is why they pour bleach over everything

___

Oh! Quaint Superstitions? Awesome. Has this been studied? Is it universal through-out or are there regional differences? Like, does each area have a preferred level of pale? Do they think one level is better than another? Have they fought over it? Who’s done the field study? Are there rituals of bleach? This is so fascinating.

well i went to the west to build a restaurant once - did you know the westerners barely make use of spices? that’s just sad, in this day and age - and the locals told me that paleness has always had a very deep and symbolic meaning within their culture, but that the meaning is lost now, and what remains is the importance of keeping everything pale. i think the fear of vivid colors might have something to do with the quiet nature of the westerners. one could call this a primitive trait, but i find it very charming. i want to do more research on the topic, so i plan to write my thesis on paleness in the west and its symbolism, basing my work off other non-western researchers to be as objective as possible.

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Quiet nature? Really? Though I guess you’ve been there, so you’d know. But I’d always heard of an obsession with blood and violence. Maybe they think vivid colours are all blood? So they get upset? And … cause more violence? That’s a very nonsensical culture, when you think about it. Probably has something to do with how isolated they are - no real chance for diversity of ideas, ideology, philosophy or you’know… real science.

Man, this is SO giving me the idea for a poem, or maybe a song. I should totally call it; Blood and Milk; An Homage to Westerners. What do you think? Interesting, right?

Huh, Oh! Maybe Violence is the only spice they know?

Shit, I need to write this stuff down. It’s totally gold. And makes SO MUCH SENSE. Bland and pale and only violence to heat their blood. Poor dears.

Primitive, y’know? Look what lack of good cooking will lead to.

yes that makes sense! you should write a whole anthology or produce an album, inspired by western philosphy and ways of thought! i mean, their culture is very backwards, but also kind of poetic and raw and inspiring. the title “blood and milk” captures their essence so well!!

you know, i’ve recently started to wear western attire, cassocks in particular. i use them as coats, they look very fashionable. on my next trip to the west i plan on buying a vestment to wear on more formal occasions - i’ll shorten it a bit, so it’ll look more sexy, and i hope to modify it so i can show some cleavage. vestments are suprisingly ornate and colorful for western attire. i read that it’s because religion is used to instill fear, so they use lively colors for their priests’ robes to scare the common people into believing.

myrandaroyces:

i want pacific rim to be our generations star wars and by that i mean i want six trillion expanded universe novels about everybody that appeared on screen i want graphic novel spin offs and in thirty years i want to be able to complain about the remake

demisnowflake:

Just some links for people who may need them.

How to disable music autoplay on tumblr blogs using adblock plus

How to disable gifs from animating/loading for several web browsers.

Of the ones listed for Chrome, this extension works well, just wait for the page to finish loading, then press esc, otherwise it will stop static/non-gif images from loading as well. I’m not sure how well it works in endless scrolling.

One of my main characters is Korean-American, but I'm afraid of white-washing his ancestry or making him into a stereotypical caricature. So I was wondering if you had any resources about Korean culture, writing characters outside of my race, etc?

theroadpavedwithwords:

fixyourwritinghabits:

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I swear, like clockwork, we get this question nearly every month. What is the secret to writing something different from me? There are no secrets, there is no guides, no quick lists of what all Korean-Americans are like (because no one works that way). Don’t treat characters like they’re some unfathomable other, because they’re not, they’re human beings like you and me and anyone else.

Why are you worried about writing a stereotypical caricature? Is it because that’s all you know? Change that. Consume media written by Korean-Americans, realize that being Korean-American will effect who he is just like your background effects who you are, and make sure your characters are human beings.

Worried about white-washing history? Read history. There’s lots of it out there, by Korean-Americans, and it’s easily accessible on the internet. Go to museums, check out books assigned in Asian American studies. They exist, you’re just not looking for them.

Stop being afraid of writing POC characters because “you might get it wrong.” Do type the questions you just asked me into google, and start from there. Do realize that your characters are human, share the same interests and motivations as everyone else, and should be treated as such. .

STANDING OVATION OVER HERE.

Transgender love song becomes a viral hit online in Thailand with 9 million views

snow-anne:

starlingsongs:

unobject:

secondstringheroine:

This evening I had the misfortune to hear “Transgender Woman Never Cheats” by Thai artist Vid Hiper Rsiam.

According to Gay Star News the song tells the story of “a transgender woman who reunites with her best friend she fell in love with as a teenage boy”; but is in actuality the visual representation of a trans woman struggling with her affection toward a one time (and now again) aggressor.

The clip tells two stories featuring the main characters side by side; one set in the past, and one in the present.

In the past a young girl (who appears male at the time) pines for her friend (a cis man) as they share good times together. They ride bikes, they hang out, they even get matching tattoos. After he confides in her and falls asleep, the young woman leans over to kiss him. When he wakes he is furious, attacks her, leaves her face bloody and then stands to kick her while she is down.

Despite this the two are still upset when one has to move away. The narrative implies they are left without the chance to reconcile.

The present day story sees the two main characters (with the woman now presenting as herself) unknowingly reunite. They sleep together, part ways, then return for bed upon a chance meeting. During the second encounter he sees her tattoo and they learn of their past relationship. The man is infuriated and repeatedly pushes her away, even bloodying her head in the process. He raises his fist to hurt her, but sees affection in her eyes.

At the end of the clip his anger eases and they smile to one another.

This, apparently, is a love song.

The title of the song says it all: “Transgender Woman Never Cheats.” In that alone there are myriad implications which, while appearing to be passive, sympathetic and well meaning, makes a generalization about the loyalty of trans women to their partners. In any other context this might be considered a virtuous stereotype, but when applied to a story about a woman who is beaten and abused, loyalty in spite of herself is a dangerous and misguided thing.

Her gaze toward an abusive figure is sold as endearing and as a form of enduring love that sees beyond the violence he inflicts upon her. Throughout the narrative she is understanding of him, patient, and puts her own safety aside for the sake of his coming to terms with who she is. When he does harm to her she excuses it, accepts it as normal for a man who feels conflicted, and is waiting with open arms when his anger settles.

For the women who’ve been in similar situations, counting on the rage of an abuser to subside is not a certainty. For that idea to be sold on a mass media platform is a dangerous and irresponsible thing.

The message to trans women has long been made clear; that revulsion is the ‘normal’ reaction to our existence, that recognition of our beauty is cast into the land of fetish, that violence toward us is expected, and that our affection toward other human beings (in particular cisgender men) is justification for our being murdered.

There is no fault to be laid on women who have feelings for violent partners, but to call the violence part of a “love story” is a gross idealization of what no individual deserves from a relationship.

what a perfect example of the kind of shit we were talking about. yeah, thats totally  not like really explicit serve the men shit and trans women totally dont get this shit all the fucking time our entire lives starting from when were young, on top of all the other misogyny everywhere. /bitter sarcasam

Look at these pathetic fucking notes. You’d be reblogging your asses off if this was another one about a cis woman. But you won’t see blowback for this shit going viral like it did for blurred lines, we just aren’t important enough.

Message: “Trans women, we found a niche for you to fit into as viable partners: find an abusive jerk, smile at every punch he throws, and your stockholm-syndrome-like loyalty will have us so endeared that we’ll look past your transness.”

How Judge Judy would view Emma Swan trying to be a part of Henry’s life

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Just watched Judge Judy, and it make me think of this.

How much you wanna bet that Snow White would be the one who tried to talk over Judge Judy? Or the one who tried to lie to Judge Judy?

*smiles just thinking about how this would turn out*

Snow would also be the person crying in the wrap up interviews.

*ded*

korny247:

cloud-scapes:

seekingwillow:

cloud-scapes:

seekingwillow:

bbalgangyi:

thisisnotjapan:

androphilia:

Unprecedented images of Western people looking just like you and me | Karl reMarks

We have all wondered how Western people look like in everyday situations, behind the veil of exoticism that surrounds their mysterious culture. Photographer Adam Vaijan has spent years documenting everyday life in the West and the results are a startling mix of the magical and the ordinary. His beautiful shots allow us to see beyond the wall of myth that surrounds Western people and their culture, revealing scenes that are touching in their normality and reminding us that they are just like us.



*wipes tears from eyes* They’re so exotic

___
Why is everything so pale? Do they like, make the WORLD pale? Is it their exotic magical power?

vivid colors scare the westerners, that is why they pour bleach over everything

___
Oh! Quaint Superstitions? Awesome. Has this been studied? Is it universal through-out or are there regional differences? Like, does each area have a preferred level of pale? Do they think one level is better than another? Have they fought over it? Who’s done the field study? Are there rituals of bleach? This is so fascinating.

well i went to the west to build a restaurant once - did you know the westerners barely make use of spices? that’s just sad, in this day and age - and the locals told me that paleness has always had a very deep and symbolic meaning within their culture, but that the meaning is lost now, and what remains is the importance of keeping everything pale. i think the fear of vivid colors might have something to do with the quiet nature of the westerners. one could call this a primitive trait, but i find it very charming. i want to do more research on the topic, so i plan to write my thesis on paleness in the west and its symbolism, basing my work off other non-western researchers to be as objective as possible.

As fascinating as all this is, one must be very very careful when approaching a westerner. They become savage when presented with a culture not like their own. It’s terribly dreadful. Please when studying western culture, please please bring someone with you. There is no telling what they will do.

yes and don’t forget to dress in something pale, and bring some uncondimented food as a gift.

korny247:

cloud-scapes:

seekingwillow:

cloud-scapes:

seekingwillow:

bbalgangyi:

thisisnotjapan:

androphilia:

Unprecedented images of Western people looking just like you and me | Karl reMarks

We have all wondered how Western people look like in everyday situations, behind the veil of exoticism that surrounds their mysterious culture. Photographer Adam Vaijan has spent years documenting everyday life in the West and the results are a startling mix of the magical and the ordinary. His beautiful shots allow us to see beyond the wall of myth that surrounds Western people and their culture, revealing scenes that are touching in their normality and reminding us that they are just like us.

*wipes tears from eyes* They’re so exotic

___

Why is everything so pale? Do they like, make the WORLD pale? Is it their exotic magical power?

vivid colors scare the westerners, that is why they pour bleach over everything

___

Oh! Quaint Superstitions? Awesome. Has this been studied? Is it universal through-out or are there regional differences? Like, does each area have a preferred level of pale? Do they think one level is better than another? Have they fought over it? Who’s done the field study? Are there rituals of bleach? This is so fascinating.

well i went to the west to build a restaurant once - did you know the westerners barely make use of spices? that’s just sad, in this day and age - and the locals told me that paleness has always had a very deep and symbolic meaning within their culture, but that the meaning is lost now, and what remains is the importance of keeping everything pale. i think the fear of vivid colors might have something to do with the quiet nature of the westerners. one could call this a primitive trait, but i find it very charming. i want to do more research on the topic, so i plan to write my thesis on paleness in the west and its symbolism, basing my work off other non-western researchers to be as objective as possible.

As fascinating as all this is, one must be very very careful when approaching a westerner. They become savage when presented with a culture not like their own. It’s terribly dreadful. Please when studying western culture, please please bring someone with you. There is no telling what they will do.

yes and don’t forget to dress in something pale, and bring some uncondimented food as a gift.

 
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