Awww… what a nice anon *hugs tight* I’m keeping you
Thank you anon, I needed that
Awww… what a nice anon *hugs tight* I’m keeping you
Thank you anon, I needed that
Can we discuss the fact that Julie Andrews looks better in men’s clothes than most men I know?
VICTOR/VICTORIA! The movie that taught me that it was GOD DAMN OKAY TO BE A LADY WHO DRESSES IN MEN’S CLOTHES. That you could still be respected and adored and even loved and look DAMN HOT in whatever gender you choose to present. Where being attracted to someone who presents male doesn’t mean you’re gay! Where being attracted to someone who presents male doesn’t mean you’re straight! Where you stop using other people to justify your own sexuality and you figure out how to be okay with yourself! I GODDAMN LOVE THIS MOVIE IT DID THINGS TO ME I LOVE EVERYTHING
If Delgado!Master and Three became merged… and then went partying
This is me:
I’m the girl who got headbutted. You might recall this incident from a few years back with either a feeling of support and the urge to high-five me, or an intense dislike because I’m mad feminist, hell-bent on making up stories to demonise men. If you are not familiar with the story, I will give you the short version; I saw a man attacking his girlfriend and I stepped in to stop him, resulting in him headbutting me after a lengthly confrontation where he threatened to have me killed. The man was prosecuted. I made a post about it on my personal blog which had about two hundred followers. The post gained a monumental amount of attention, but a couple of months later, someone decided to ‘prove’ that I had made all of it up. I was the centre of an online witch hunt for months. I was threatened, bullied, laughed at and shot down whenever I tried to offer a rebuttal. I wasn’t too bothered, because the man had been sent to prison and I stayed in contact with the young girl who was very grateful that I had stepped in. It didn’t matter to me that a few thousand people thought I had made it up; I knew the truth, the police knew the truth and my friends and family knew the truth. I stopped using my blog and ignored all the mad comments.
But it continued. It snowballed dramatically. Before I go on, I can assure you that this happened. I promise. You can Google my name, Laurie Malyon, and you are one click away from finding numerous articles very clearly stating my attacker’s sentencing.
I’ve put up with comments and threats for almost two years now, and whilst everyone around me tells me to ignore it I can no longer sit back and watch people slander me on the Internet. I realise that I am utterly powerless in changing the opinions of 500, 000 people who are too lazy to spend five seconds doing some research on Google, but I’m going to give it one last go before I stop talking about this godforsaken controversy forever.
I did a good thing. I am proud to say that. I stepped in when many others would not have. It’s very easy to see something like that and pray that someone else stops it so you can remain a bystander, but there was no one else around to stop it when I saw it and I’ll be fucked if I’m ever going to sit by and watch somebody be harmed intentionally at the hands of someone else. I am still in contact with the girl. I see her perhaps once every two months, and she still thanks me every time she sees me. I helped her out of a situation that everyone was too scared to help me out of when I was her age. I stepped the fuck up.
The comments I have received about the situation make me very, very upset. I am a human with real feelings and I can read everything that people write. I’m put to shame on feminism blogs that read the ‘debunking’ post and didn’t think to research it. They say that I’m giving feminism a bad name by lying. They say that I’m an attention whore. They say that I’m an idiot for claiming to have stepped into a domestic situation because that can often make it worse. They ask if I’ve ever even heard of a domestic situation. They tell me I deserve to be in a domestic situation for lying. They say that I’m ugly. They say the amount of makeup I wear in my photos is silly and I look like a slag. Now forgive me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that absolutely negating the entire point of feminism? As a well educated and practising feminist, it is not the comments from men saying that they’ll ‘give me a real black eye’ that upset me, it’s the comments that are hateful and shaming from my fellow sisters.
A lot of people speculate (because I’m a loony feminist) whether or not I’d have stepped in if it were a woman beating a man. Of course I would have. Violence is violence and I completely agree that anyone attacking anyone should be stopped. Twisting it into this and challenging me on it creates even more diversion from the real issue. Why the hell are people trying to pick so many holes in my story? Was it really that difficult to believe that I was a normal girl, on her way to work, who simply stepped in when I saw someone in need? Why have I been questioned and scrutinised for two years? Surely the anger shouldn’t have been directed at me for posting about it, but towards the man who succeeded in assaulting two young women, entirely unprovoked?
I am not taking it any more. I am not remaining silent whilst people call me names and post about how I deserve to die. I am sick to the back teeth of being branded a ‘whore’ by feminists who aren’t really feminists if they’re using a word associated with slut shaming when nothing about my story even mentions anything sexual. I am fed up with being told by men that they’d rape me then give me a black eye with their dicks and how no one would believe me if I tried to get them arrested because I’m that mad man-hating feminist who lied about being headbutted.
I’m trying to undo all the unfair comments with this post. I’m speaking out to the 3.6 million of you who have read about the situation, whether I was portrayed as a do-gooder or a liar. I am asking you to share this so that I can attempt to clear my name. I understand that the post has spread like wildfire throughout the Internet in it’s entirety and that it’s unlikely I will get any kind of redemption from this, but even if this makes 100 people believe me I’ll feel a little happier about the whole situation.
I’d like to thank the masses of you who believed me and who have offered me your kindness and support from the start, and I’d also like to mention that the chap who ‘debunked’ my original post is on my side. He deleted his blog and apologised to me over a year ago. We went out for a burger to talk it over. We cool.
A friend of mine posted a status about the terror in the Ukraine. A different friend replied that it seemed a little silly of the US to be so concerned about illegal child immigrants in comparison with this mass violence. A third person who I do not know replied with:
"…those kids are coming in without proper heath screenings and bringing in all kinds if diseases…. It’s way more then just kids entering the country. Think of what it would do to whats left of social security. Or the new heath care bill. That influx of people is gonna effect YOUR taxes”
This is in response to that comment.
FANDOMS COME AND GO BUT FOLLOWS ARE FOREVER!
Well, these are.
I’ve never done one of these but I felt like highlighting the people I follow as friends and no matter how many times their fandoms change, or mine, and how little we reblog each other, I will always follow.
PART 1: A-K
PART 2: M-Y
Anticosmo ● Bex
Bex, you have often called me a trooper for sitting through all your many fandom changes. And it’s true, I know nothing about Zatch Bell or Minecraft and frankly I have no interest in either ^^; But you’re such a lovely person, a total sweetie and it always tickles me to see you like or reblog my posts occasionally. We don’t talk a lot, but we’ll always be silent friends who like to give each other fuzzy feelings. And I think that’s pretty awesome.
Asparklethatisblue ● Sparkle/Val
Now here is an old friend of mine that followed me over from deviantART, back in the day. ^^; Can’t believe I’m saying that now. And I think we’re even better friends now, even though you’re into Attack on Titan and Nwalin and neither of these are things I even remotely understand. But I’ve gotten to admire you losing your innocence and drawing all the porn, your art skills getting better and better, finding your own groove. And now you’re a pretty big player in your fandoms and it makes me very happy to see you so popular. Always following, at least to stand in the background and eat cake while you have fun.
Bleakmonday ● Tara
Tara, you and I don’t talk much anymore, mostly because we’ve gone our separate fandom ways. Which is sort of a pity, because you’re a very clever and opinionated person and have great advice on writing and brilliant ideas about… well, just about everything. You have great taste in music though, so I should step up my game so we can talk about music things. But no matter how far apart we are now, you will be a follow forever for your witticisms and passion for your sports’ teams and refusal to put up with dickery. I admire you greatly.
Celestialgekigami ● Jackie
We have… never really talked much because frankly you intimidate me ^^; And I know nothing about gaming so I don’t really have any good conversation starters. But you are a follow forever because I really love your blog, even though I don’t have a clue about any of your fandoms. You have a great sense of humor and blog important things that inform me of bad things that I otherwise would not have known about and educate me about what I can do to make the world less bad. So even though I never know what to say to you, I appreciate your blog and my dash would be lacking without it.
Cookiepianos ● Cookies/Leigh
Ah, Cookies! There are few things I find more beautiful than a fan suddenly discovering their niche. And while I don’t appreciate Changster myself, I am very happy to see you’ve developed your own mini subfandom for that ship and have gathered a group of followers to aid you in your quest of spreading the ship around c: It is a noble pursuit, I say, to spread fandom love and I wholly support it, even for things I don’t ship. I can’t wait to see how your talents and interests spread. And remember this, don’t be so hard on yourself, don’t sweat the small stuff, you’re a good person and you’re worthwhile.
Dangerpro ● Cath
One of my all-time FAVORITE fandom artists! I’ve always adored your work, it’s so cute and funny and brilliant and EXACTLY what the Academy subfandom especially needs c: I know you’re busy and quiet these days and I don’t know anything about some of the fandoms you’re in, but I will always follow because I love your style and sense of humor. Never stop being you.
Dead-lyrics ● Tu
I will always be indebted to you for 3 reasons: for introducing me to Classic Who, for introducing me to audios, and for showing me there was a legit Young Wizards fandom. You are one of the coolest people I have ever met and I will follow forever because even though we don’t talk for long stretches, you swoop in suddenly and remind me why I think you’re awesome. I deeply appreciate your total disregard for the dickery in fandom and how awful New Who is and your dry sense of humor about life in general. Will never regret following you. P.S. good luck on the wedding thing! I hear the wedding worms can attack for no reason and without warning, so… be careful in there.
Dysfunctionaladventures ● previously timeandbananas
One of the greatest blogs I have ever followed. You are a great beta, even though I’m rubbish about writing on anything that resembles a schedule. But more importantly, you are as passionate about the important stuff as you are about fandom and I’ve always admired you for that. You call out dickery when you see it and especially have very little time for ableism and bodyshaming and your posts on these topics are not only enjoyable to read for your cleverness and clarity, but inform and educate me about my own assumptions and mistakes in my thinking. I am very glad to be following a blog that refuses to be ashamed of itself in any sense. I love you, you gorgeous thing.
Harrysaxonpm ● Master/Harry
What, who the hell are you? What are you doing here? Get out at once!
To the best boyfriend I could ever have: you better hope I’d follow you forever since I intend to marry you xp Don’t worry, I will, both things. And I mean it with my whole heart when I say you’re the best boyfriend, best relationship, I ever could have asked for.
But even if you weren’t my boyfriend, I would still be following you. Your blog is funny, informative, and brilliant. I’ve always loved your sense of humor and taste in all media. And knowing you and following your blog has taught me a lot about what it is to be a freelance artist and how difficult it is. That said, I’ve always admired your perseverance, even through the rough times. Your life is unusually difficult and I’m glad to know you, to know someone who is so strong despite struggling so much.
Inja-y-ddraig ● Inja
And another friend from the halcyon days of deviantART. Well, I say halcyon, I mean… different ^^; You’ve always been a sweetheart and a very good friend to me and I know that if I ever make it to Germany, you’ll be waiting for me with a kiss and open arms ;) As I have been warned. I still worry about you sometimes, but I am very glad to see that things seem to be looking up for you, your cooking is growing by leaps and bounds and you’re getting that exhaustive training that German shops make you go through and I think all of those are good things. I still hate your boyfriend, but you are worth two of him and I’m always happy to see the pretty things you reblog, even if they aren’t from a fandom I’m in c: You keep raising hell, Inja.
One of the most talented blogs I have ever followed and I can say in all factual truth you were one of the first 5 blogs I followed on tumblr (I went back and counted). You are these days a quiet, but still amazing blog and I will never ever unfollow because you have excellent opinions on everything, from fandom, to music, to life, and I never regret seeing a post of yours on my dash. Rock on, toodlepip.
Karlimeaghan ● Karli/Meaghan? Meg? Who knows!
This is probably the most popular and prolific blog that I can say I’m personally friends with! Another deviantART friend and my favorite ever Canadian. We’ve always had some mutual fangirling going on and a passionate desire to oust Steven Moffat as quickly as possible. I love your taste in fan art, the stuff you make, even for the fandoms I’m not in, is gorgeous and clever and I’m really sorry that people keep stealing those gifsets you work so hard on. If you ever needed to follow just an all-around good blog with a bunch of fandoms in it and see quality art for all of them, this is the place guys. Also Karli is super sweet, she’s genuinely made of maple syrup, I swear.
You guys, I don’t care what you follow now or what you follow in the future. I may have started following some of you for fandom things, but I stayed for the personality. I’m keeping you. Never unfollow.
"My name is Michael Hunter. I was diagnosed with leukemia in June 2013 & was told on June 11, 2014 that I only have a few months left to live if I can’t find a donor. Please help me with my biological family or a donor match! I was born in Columbus, OH 3/1/1985 at Doctor’s North Hospital and given the name Christopher Brown. Please share"
Michael is a friend, I’m asking that you all take the time to share this. He desperately needs a bone marrow donor and there is very limited number of African American donors. Without a donor Michael is going to die.
Michael was adopted and does not know his birth family. We know he has a half brother but have no information about him.
He does not specifically need an African American Donor but because of all of the things that factor into finding a match (blood type, dna tissue etc.) , someone of similar descent is more likely to be a closer match.
If anyone knows anything about Michael’s birth family or if you would like to see if you are a match, please privately message me. I can put you in touch with him and his caregivers directly!
We hope through spreading awareness we can either find his birth family whom he does not know or find a donor match. Michael lives in the Cincinnati, OH area. Please dont just like this or scroll past. Please share this! You could save his life!
BOOST. Its so hard for Black people to find donors.
Some Tensimms for gwinny3k, who is now rightly hooked on the pairing. :D Not even sure if this is supposed to be a Broadchurch/Exile crossover, AU!Tensimms, human!Tensimms, or two OCs who look just happen to look like David Tennant and John Simm. It’s up to you!
OH MY GOD! Alec/Tom! I thought boyfriend and I were the only ones 8333 YES! *epic OTP high-five*
See, see everyone, this is why Karli is amazing.
Let’s see. Well, my mom lost her job a number of months back, and then lost her alimony from my father in a rather rigged-up court case the month before this. I’ve been in treatment for my anxiety and depression, trying to become a human being again.
I very likely have a job coming up! I interviewed at Petsmart yesterday, did a drug test, so I’m fairly certain I’ve gotten the job. Unfortunately, I don’t know when they’ll start me, and it’s only part-time for the foreseeable future, since that’s what they need. My mom qualifies for unemployment, but we can’t seem to get it started at all. We can’t seem to get any information about it, but it seems like they’e saying she had a severance package that ran out. They’ve just now gotten the information when she lost her job months ago- so they’re dragging their feet to get the money started, and there’s nothing we can do about it.
We have no money.
We have no food.
I don’t like asking for donations, but commissions alone aren’t going to be able to do this. I need help tiding us over until the unemployment kicks in, and then until I begin to get a regular paycheck. If you can give ANYTHING- five cents, even- then I implore you to please do it. I don’t like being hungry, and I don’t want my mother, a recovering alcoholic, to be forced further into depression. I need money for groceries and other important things, as we’re borrowing money to even make bare payments on the bills, and that can’t last forever. Any money raised will go towards keeping my tiny family of mother and pets afloat while we get things sorted.
It’s been a really trying past couple of months and I am attempting to keep things positive. I’m about to put a donation button up on my tumblr here, but the place I would accept donations would be Paypal, and my address there is email@example.com.
Likes and reblogs are also appreciated to get the word out!!!!
Thanks, guys. It’s a desperate situation here but we’re trying to work at it. It would mean a lot if you could give anything at all.