Now With Twice as Much Lemon!

Now With Twice as Much Lemon!

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the-tao-of-fandom:

Some queer FMA headcanons because I should be asleep but I’m not:

  • Nonbinary Alphonse who never worried much about what gender he was or what pronouns to use and anyway Ed would punch all the kids in their school who said he was weird so that was fine (and May loves him no matter how he expresses himself).
  • Demiromantic/sexual Edward who has literally no interest in anyone romantically nor sexually until that one day that he looks up and realizes he’s in love something fierce with his childhood friend.
  • Bisexual Roy Mustang whose aunt (and his ‘cousins’) encouraged him whenever he had a crush on a boy when he was little and who is horribly, awfully glad when he mentions an ex-boyfriend to Riza and she doesn’t even blink.
  • Aro/ace Sheska who loves books more than anything and is content to live in a huge personal library and have her friends
  • Lesbian Rosé, whose dead fiance was actually a girl (it’s never specified in canon) and who eventually gets married to a nice lady she meets in Lior and opens a bakery (bakeries make me happy shutup)
  • Polyamorous Jean Havoc who eventually ends up in a triad with his long-time friends and allies Heymans Breda and Rebecca Catalina and even though he doesn’t return to the army they’re happy together and he finds innumerable ways of being helpful to those around him.
  • Pansexual Sig Curtis who will occasionally sigh dreamily over Alex Armstrong’s biceps and Izumi thinks that’s just the cutest thing
  • Asexual Gracia and Maes Hughes who loved nothing more than to cuddle - and who cares about alchemy when their daughter is the most perfect creation under the sun.
  • Trans guy Kain Fuery who isn’t traditionally masculine but Team Mustang never invalidates his identity or acts like he’s anything but a good soldier and a valued friend.
  • Kinsey 4-ish Breda, who’s had a thing for Havoc since forever but doesn’t bother bringing it up until after the Promised Day, when he knows they’re all going to live - and who definitely doesn’t mind Rebecca being a part of the deal, either.
  • Gray-asexual Denny Brosh and heterofelxible Maria Ross in a quasiplatonic relationship who don’t bother listening to the people chittering about what an adorable couple they are when they move in together.
  • Genderfluid Ran Fan who at a young age told their grandfather that sometimes they were a girl and sometimes a boy and sometimes both/neither, and their grandfather smiles and says many of their house are the same.

(via steviecass)

Filed under ALL OF IT This is amazing especially the demi Ed because WOW THAT IS SO CANON FMA gonna go ahead and dive into this new fandom no one knew I was in

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hello-missmayhem:


cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!""But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 
But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.
Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.

The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.

But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!"

"But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”

"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)

And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!

Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.

And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.

Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.

And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.

The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?

TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 

But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.

Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

(via bigfatfeminist)

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alyssmirari:

"I do it for me"

Oh really? You know, I do wonder how likely it would have been for you to have begun shaving off natural body hair if you hadn’t been informed from day one that natural hair on women is “gross” and that this was the beauty standard to aspire to.

The “I do it for me” choice-y feminism thing is bogus and please dear everything, apply critical thinking as to why it is we do the things we do.

I really really really love this post because as a woman who does shave I’m all over this. I don’t shave because I want to. I shave because I’m afraid of social backlash. Point blank. I wish I was strong enough and bold enough to face the criticism, but I’m not. I applaud all women who don’t shave and I hope one day I can say fuck it and just not shave. I think though once we all stop fooling ourselves with the ‘I do it for me’ thing, maybe we can have a real change with this stigma…you don’t ‘do it for you’ you would have never ‘done it for you’ if generations hadn’t told you that shaving was the ‘appropriate’ thing to do.

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Filed under I'm not a fan of disagreeing with people on what they say about themselves But OH MY FUCKING GOD THIS Shaving is my hot button Society has WAY too much to say about women and body hair And I say FUCK EVERY ONE OF THEM God fucking damn the hair that grows on my skin is natural and healthy I can't control it I didn't choose for it to be there But somehow GOING OUT IN PUBLIC WITHOUT SHAVING MY GODDAMN LEGS Has become a cardinal sin! Holy fucking god what a patriarchal objectification shitfest I hate shaving I hate the rules about shaving I hate everything to do with it

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Ahhh I love it! I love the idea of them writing to each other. Probably writing very naughty things to each other after a point.

Oh yes~ X3 I just went with Time War because… for some reason that setting always feels like a good time for healing, somehow ^^; just ‘the whole world’s going to crap, is fighting each other really worth it anymore?’

So glad you like it 83 And in  the back of my mind I was picturing Narvin and Braxiatel:

"What are… pen-pals?"

"A quaint system of communication, Narvin. One hand-writes a message on paper, then the message is hand delivered some distance away, farther away than personal meetings would allow. It usually takes a very long time, days even, for it to reach the recipient. The recipient then hand-writes a physical communicae in return and the process repeats."

"How terribly inefficient."

  “True, true, but lesser species do have a fondness for the… the realness, I think, of a person’s handwriting.” *hastily shuts drawer stuffed full of swiped samples of Romana’s handwriting*

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timelordsandkittens asked: ✫, Doctor/Master pairing of your choice!

20. Pen Pals!AU (Oh, oh! I actually wrote something like this once… it was sad :/ )

It was, as a rule, unusual for Time Lords to keep pen pals. After all, if you were in possession of a TARDIS capsule that gave you mastery over time and space, would distance ever really prove a challenge to communication? Furthermore, even with such sophisticated technology, a gross (here meaning disgusting and not total before taxes) majority of Time Lords could not fathom why one would ever leave the protective confines of Gallifrey.

The Doctor had always proven an exception to… almost every rule the Time Lords could come up with. But he was also absolutely ghastly at keeping up with things. If you asked him to cook a minute steak, he gave it to you in 12 seconds. If he wanted an annual subscription, you could expect your next payment some time during the preceding, current, or next century. He was altogether hopeless at maintaining any form of schedule.

And he would have been disastrously bad as a pen pal too, if the Time War had not necessitated such long range communication.

Due to fears that the matrix might be infiltrated if not outright destroyed by the enemy, it’s usage had been restricted to the President alone. Not a wise move in the Doctor’s book, considering they had resurrected Rassilon to resume his post. And though he did know one or two back doors into the matrix, now didn’t seem the time to play the insolent renegade. Not when quite so many innocents were dying in the meanwhile.

He’d also been made aware that the Master had been resurrected in another of the high council’s ludicrous decisions. While he seriously doubted that the benefits of having a rebellious, wily mass murderer attempt to win your genocidal war for you did not outweigh the negatives, he did want to reestablish contact with him. After all, what were old vengeful, rival-buddies for if you couldn’t talk to them when the whole of the universe might end?

He was surprised, and a little bit pleased, to find that the Master was eager to resume contact as well and he seemed to have regained a little bit of that Oakdown savoir faire in his newest body. Of course, it was properly his again, no more body suits.

It comforted the Doctor to be able to talk to him, even long distance like this. And it was no picnic getting a paper letter undamaged through such treacherous time streams. But as the Master was deployed, inching closer to the heart of the fighting, the Doctor grew more worried with each letter that it would be his last. The Doctor had dodged conscription of course, but was doing his part from the sidelines, having fixed the chameleon circuit and “borrowed” a cloaking device from the Nimon to disguise his time signature.

Eventually though they sent Romana after him and no amount of cloaking could fool her. When he was ceremoniously dragged to the capital, he did see the Master in person at last, all slicked back hair and dark goatee again. It was a… polite meeting, brief, uncolored. He hardly expected anything more. Revealing affections or affiliations at a time like this would be very unwise. His next letter made up for it though, revealing a little more passion and pleasure of having seen him in person at last. The Master had evidently missed this incarnation.

It was a terrible pity that such a heinous war would be the thing to make them put aside their differences and fight on the same side. Even to reconcile themselves to each other… It was such a pity that it all had to end. And soon.

Filed under The matrix is TOTALLY the Time Lords IM system and no one can can convince me otherwise sometimes I write fic about the Time War and every time it seems to be better than what they actually did with the Time War Eight/Master Eight couldn't fight the Time War BALLS never gonna be over that I hope you like it Elli ^^; timelordsandkittens