I love these new "type these words into your tags box and post the first tag that automatically pops up" thingies, so fun. Let’s do another one:
Oh my god, I just read the worst memoir ever in Good Housekeeping. It was by a woman whose middle-school-aged son was suicidal, and then she mentions, all off-handedly, that he was diagnosed with Aspergers three years before the piece was written, and that she and her husband just…didn’t tell him, because they didn’t want him to view it as a “weakness.”
Now, I’m NT, so maybe I’m talking out my ass, but I’m queer and I have depression, and I spent years hating myself before I was able to put a label on either of those things. When I finally heard from the doctor “you have depression” I didn’t hear “you mentally ill sack of shit, prepare yourself for a life of perpetual victimhood,” I heard, “you’re not alone.”
Same as when I finally put the puzzle pieces together and realized I was bisexual. It was like “I’m not broken, there’s nothing wrong with me, I’m just kinda gay.”
I cannot even describe the relief of realizing there’s a word for what you are, finding out you’re not some sort of anomaly, you’re not a one-in-seven-billion-freak. You’re human, you’re fine, you’re perfect, you’re flawed. You are human, and there’s other humans out there, just like you.
I feel so bad for that kid. I don’t doubt that his parents had good intentions (parents usually do), but seriously: the excerpts from the kid’s diary were heart-breaking, and I can’t help but feel that some of his anguish could have been averted, had someone bothered to tell him about his diagnosis.
I need feminism because most men’s restrooms still aren’t equipped with baby changing stations. As someone who was married to a man who had sole custody of his young son, I’m hyperaware that feminism means EQUALITY, not female superiority. Feminism should and does support a man’s right to be as much of a parent to his child(ren) as any mother is allowed/expected to be.
This is a constant problem for Mr. Tea and myself. We’ve got twins, so even though I can change one kid on the change table in the ladies’ room, he’s left standing sort of awkwardly in the lobby with a messy child while I change one, come back, and get the other.
Nobody’s suggesting that men aren’t parents, so the lack of change tables goes well beyond ‘gender role reinforcing’ and straight into ‘ridiculous’.
My dad actually almost got kicked out of a mall once for changing my brother in the womens room of a mall. The only reason they didn’t call the cops on him was because the ladies in the room supported him.
Anonymous asked: What if the Animorphs played Sburb how down with that would you be and also Tobias is seer of space and Rachel somehow gets the Prince class which confuses everyone because fuck you gender roles
i’d be down with it but the gender’s unbalanced with three or four boys and only two girls so that’s kind of weird and unfortunate? that aside i don’t like prince for rachel either, especially if you assigned it just because she’s violent. i think class has more to do with the path laid out for a kid to follow rather than their general or starting personality—both john and equius are heirs, both eridan and dirk are princes. you can draw parallels but they’re still all very different kids.
i’d pick witch or knight, for rachel. something very very active and dynamic, but focused on protection or transformation. knight of space might be really cool actually, if space goes always to the girls— as she’s one of the first to really get into using their powers on a serious business level, and knights seem to hit the ground running.
cassie: bard of hope. she’s a game changer on a bunch of levels and her beliefs and moral issues are continuously important. she’s the moral center of the group.
tobias: heart player. page of heart would be pretty cool. he takes a long time to really come into his own, and to come around to being any good with or for people, but his willingness to reach out to others and to grapple with hard questions about personhood and the soul really pay off.
jake: heir of time. someone needs to be the time player, and time players seem to pave the ways into the game for others as well as weaving necessary paths through it. it’s a lot of responsibility to shoulder or abdicate, and jake’s roll as serious business leader seems to suit him for that path.
marco: rogue of doom. his personal losses have shaped him a lot more conservative than cassie but he’s still an intensely compassionate kid and interested in solutions that keep them safe, if not victorious. he’s very much concerned with risk and fortune and danger and death, and how to turn disaster to his teams’ advantage.
ax: page of mind. understanding different points of view is super important to his journey and his growing up, and he doesn’t come to it easily. if dave and karkat can both be knights, tobias and ax can both be pages.
Well…I guess I’m putting this up.
Something I kinda did to waste my time/feed current addictions. I’m defiantly no kind of expert on story board/animation (hell IDK what you would even call this) I mostly just wanted to get a sequence in my head down and see what it looks like fo real
I was lazy with a bunch of things tho (see: ‘Vriska’s poster’) and I think some of it might be a bit confusing? whatever
despite everything I think it came out kinda cool. but don’t judge too hard like I said I really don’t know what I’m doing
song’s ‘Alive’ from the Jekyll & Hyde musical, here on youtube if you’re interested.
Milk shakes bring boys to the yard and Kanaya keeps them out