yo single ladies. valentines day is probably the best holiday of the year. don’t be hatin
- because a week afterwards
- all of that chocolate in heart boxes
- goes on sale
- for like 75% off
- you can just go to the store and buy like 12 of them
- for like 3 dollars each
- and then go home and consume them
- assorted chocolates
- beautiful assorted chocolates
- if you don’t see valentines day as an opportunity to cheat the chocolate system you are wrong
why do teachers have such an intense hatred for wikipedia
because it does their job better than them
sometimes i REALLY LIKE A SHIP but
i don’t want to see smut of that ship
i don’t even know why
i’m just like ‘no babies all ur supposed to do is kiss and hug and hold hands and be cuties’
‘what are you doing no don’t touch their genitals’
‘stop having sex right now’
Reading gay porn on the Internet taught me more than my English classes ever did.
Do you see this?
Do you see the number of things that are WRONG with this?
The fake slur, the beat up face, the TAG LINE.
You know what this movie is? It’s speaking to every single fucking straightie (yes I just made that word up and it implies exactly the correct tone of condescension that I need right now) who feels ~*so*~ oppressed by queer people, ~*so victimized*~, and most importantly so threatened by our existence, by our refusal to shut up, by our refusal to disappear, by our insistence on our rights, by our celebration of ourselves. Well fuck you.
And don’t even get me started on the tag line. “How would you live if you couldn’t love?” I wonder— OH WAIT. OH. FUCKING. WAIT. WOW. GEE. I JUST HAVE NO IDEA IT’S NOT LIKE THAT’S ACTUALLY HAPPENING RIGHT NOW TO REAL PEOPLE.
I’m so fucking incensed. Maybe you should feel threatened. Maybe queer people are coming for you. We’re coming for your cushy straight heteronormative lifestyle and nothing about your shitty world is ever going to be the same.
I’m not trying to defend this because if that is the intentions, that is so fucked up.
But I think it’s trying to encourage empathy from straight people. Making the characters straight supposedly make them more relateable. It’s trying to force straight people into our uncomfortably tight shoes.
It’s trying to make people see how fucking extreme and RIDICULOUS our struggles are because it’s easy to dismiss when it’s happening to some “other” type of person, it’s not so easy to when happens to someone just like “them.”
It’s trying to force straight people into being considerate.
I’ve seen a short with this EXACT premise before SHOWN ON LOGO, THE QUEER TV STATION.
It’s inverting a trope to demonstrate how ridiculous and awful it is that it happens.
It sounds like a nice idea at first, and had good intentions, but the fact of the matter is that if the victims see Batman, it is very likely that they will be incredibly scared and hurt by it. They just got shot at while watching Batman, so in their minds right now Batman is associated with death, pain, and fear. You will only intensify the fear that they feel if you do this.
I know that this was intended to show the victims, especially the young children, that heroes still exist and that Batman is a good hero, but that’s NOT the effect this will have.
Please spread this message around.
i didn’t realize it at first, but seriously that is the worst idea in the world, and the post about it should NOT have 25,000 notes.
yeah i was actually kind of thinking how that was stupid idea earlier.
like if you were in the hospital because you almost died from a poisonous spider bite and someone tried to come in dressed up as a spider to show you that they’re not that bad, you would have a nervous breakdown.
so yeah please don’t do that and help spread the word.
So one illustration of the difference between not liking to meet new people and having social anxiety. I am assuming throwing up is extreme, but still.
I don’t know… I mean, there are definitely different levels of social anxiety, or any form of anxiety. And some of us are lucky enough to be able to function (fairly) normally around people, but that doesn’t mean the feelings aren’t there or they don’t affect you. I mean I definitely don’t have it as bad as many people. But like… this doesn’t really explain it to me. There are so many different aspects of a social situation that might cause anxiety, and they’re different for everyone. Am I allowed to say this? Sorry in advance if I offended anyone.
Cara, you’re spot on.
There are so many levels of social anxiety.
I know people who can go about their day just fine and act like neurotypical people, but the second they set foot in a crowd, get snuck up on, or have to call someone on the phone, they just can’t do it. I know people who can’t even bring themselves to leave their room, people who shake when they’re in front of large groups of people, people who feel like an angry train hit them when they meet new people.
All of them are forms of social anxiety.
Not all socially anxious people are homebound. But not all socially anxious people are afraid to make phone calls either.
The Social Network isn’t a movie about the invention of Facebook. The Social Network is a movie about how YOU TALK THE FUCK OUT OF THINGS BECAUSE COMMUNICATION IS FUCKING IMPORTANT AND YOU NEVER LET THINGS GO UNSAID BECAUSE GUESS WHAT ASSHOLES? NO ONE HERE READS MINDS SO SUCK IT THE FUCK UP AND TALK.
Honest to god how can you not think that Jesse Eisenberg is adorable I don’t understand.
Reasons for if I don’t reply:
- I reply at the speed of molasses
- I lost track of it because what is organization
- I didn’t notice that you replied
- I legit can not think of any way to continue and awkwardly stepped away
she was just a little Mary Sue
is it because she’s pretty? is because she’s a princess? is it because sokka loved her? what are you basing this on? she is the daughter of a leader who has resisted war for 100 years. she knows her responsibilities to her people. she even tried to stop herself from seeing sokka, even though she desperately wanted to, to keep her engagement and her family’s honor intact. in three episodes, she was shown to be a kind person who was in a position she didn’t like, but had to accept because that’s what she was born to do. this is what the spirit gave her life for. she is a leader. she is a martyr. she may not have thrown daggers or bended fire, but she did what she could for the people she loved. and not just the people she loved. the loss of the moon would have completely damaged both the spirit world and the four nations. she had to clean up the actions of one rash general trying desperately to climb into power. the war would have ended right there, at the battle of the northern water tribe, if she had not sacrificed herself. she realized that her lifeforce was only borrowed, that she had a debt to the spirits and a duty to the world to do what was right. she could have easily run away. no one wanted her to die. no one was forcing her to give herself up. she did not even need to be asked. she knows that there is something bigger than her, even bigger than her tribe, at stake and she walked into her death bravely. how many people would make that ultimate sacrifice? in three episodes, we were shown the single bravest character in all of atla. sorry that she couldn’t stick around to fit whatever standards you have for characters, she was too busy sacrificing herself saving the world to travel around the world with the gaang and have fun adventures.