Now With Twice as Much Lemon!

Now With Twice as Much Lemon!

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spiderkiss:

poppypicklesticks:

maraudere:

Josh Thomas talks about male suicide

I wonder how feminists will react to this

Probably ignore it then go back to making male tears mugs and gifs 

Actually this is a very common idea among feminists

It’s something feminists have been talking about for years it’s called toxic masculinity and it’s one of the common threads among the topic of ‘Patriarchy hurts men too’. If fact the first time I read about toxic masculinity was on a feminist blog.

If you actually read things feminists talk about instead of straw manning them you might know this but OH WELL

Dude, feminism may be about protecting women, promoting women, and solidarity amongst women, but do you know what it’s all ultimately about? Patriarchy.

Patriarchy is the thing that values athletics over art.

Patriarchy is the thing that genders colors.

Patriarchy is the thing that says boys can’t cry.

Patriarchy is the thing that turns men into monsters.

You’re damn right patriarchy hurts men too. In a really big, profound, and terrifying way. The thing is, if you live by the laws of patriarchy, can you see it? Can you see that you’re living under an oppressive institution that presupposes the value of your gender and genders all things if that’s what your entire life has been?

Feminism helps you see that patriarchy is there and fucking with your shit. Feminism is for men too.

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Filed under Feminism patriarchy Josh Thomas patriarchy hurts men too You have a VERY limited view of feminism if you don't get that

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I’ve always wanted not to give a fuck. While crying helplessly into my pillow for no good reason, I would often fantasize that maybe someday I could be one of those stoic badasses whose emotions are mostly comprised of rock music and not being afraid of things.

Allie Brosh, Hyperbole and a Half (via quoted-books)

See, I always had the opposite reaction. I am both terrified of and pity the stoic rocks of the world.

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Filed under I may cry over nothing but I'm the type who'd rather cry than be unable to Emotions are what make life colorful and I won't give them up for anything I will feel every painful inch of my life until the day I die

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christineisntmean:

ilovecharts:

How much snow it takes to cancel school in the U.S

"Any snow"

I’d just like to note that my schools have never gone by inches (I live in a 1” county). It could be 5 inches, but if there’s no ice and salted streets, we go to school. It could be less than an inch, but if there’s ice on the roads, you bet we’re cancelling. Ice is much more the deciding factor than amount of precipitation.

christineisntmean:

ilovecharts:

How much snow it takes to cancel school in the U.S

"Any snow"

I’d just like to note that my schools have never gone by inches (I live in a 1” county). It could be 5 inches, but if there’s no ice and salted streets, we go to school. It could be less than an inch, but if there’s ice on the roads, you bet we’re cancelling. Ice is much more the deciding factor than amount of precipitation.

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Filed under Also be safe this winter

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itsybitsylemonsqueezy:

FLIGHT RISING GIVEAWAY!

New set of gorgeous bbs! You know you want some! And the more you take, the more nests I can make to make new bbs for you!

Rules:

- send me your screenname and number so I can get the precious beasties to you c:

- cannot adopt if you’re immediately going to exalt, I mean… I can’t actually stop you, but I will be very cross and will not give you dragons in future

- 1 dragon per person at this time, if everyone who wants one has got one and there’s still some left over, I’ll let you know

  1. Azure Ripple/Steel Eye Spots/Pink Basic - Pearlcatcher ♀
  2. Denim Ripple/Denim Eye Spots/Maize Basic - Pearlcatcher ♂
  3. Steel Ripple/Azure Shimmer/Blood Basic - Pearlcatcher ♂
  4. Swamp Clown/Fire Seraph/Jade Underbelly - Skydancer ♀
  5. Avocado Clown/Orange Seraph/Seafoam Underbelly - Skydancer ♀

I love my bbs very much, especially those beautiful Pearlcatchers, wish I didn’t have to give them away, but I just don’t have room. If you’d like to send me a couple thousand treasure in exchange, that’d be great, otherwise it’s a standard Crossroads giveaway.

GIVEAWAY ENDS: 10/15

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To the Anon Who Felt Obligated to Tell Me My Opinion Was Wrong

First of all, I must congratulate you on taking the time to troll through my blog 15 pages back in order to even find that post as, you might note, I didn’t tag “Pompeii” or “Bastille”. Both would have been uncourteous things to do and that would have been actively hating on people’s love for some band. I did not do that, but apparently I’m not allowed a negative opinion on my own blog either.

Secondly, let me direct you to this post where I expressed basically everything I’m gonna express now. Might save us both some time.

Thirdly, I have already deleted your comment because I’m not going to let some random anon bully me about my own opinions on my own blog. I then changed my mind because I’d like to have an example of how to deal with hate.

Which brings me to my fourth point, the fact that you took the time not only to look through my blog to, apparently, find something to criticize me about, you’re also too big of a coward to take any criticism yourself as you did it on anon. You don’t want to enter into a discussion about what I actually said or did, but you feel obligated to tell me that me and my opinions are wrong and that I should feel bad. Again, I want to thank you for the effort you’ve made, you’ve really shown me the error in my ways.

Now, we get to the heart of your objection with me. I don’t have your actual post to draw from, but I can remember your main points.

You said that I stole that post. I will refer you to point one where I did NOT in fact engage the entire Bastille fandom in a hate war and point two where I outline that my not particularly caring for a band in no way prevents anyone else from liking them! Really! I’m not here to dictate what you like or even good culture to you. I expressed my own opinions on my own blog. If you don’t think that people are allowed to reblog something and disagree with whatever the original poster intended for the post, then you might need to rethink your ideas about freedom of speech.

I’ll put a little addendum here that what I said was not actually hate, it was a backhanded compliment, but I in no way hated on the band or anyone’s love of them. Plenty of people enjoy their songs and they are welcome to, I am not one of them. But I DID enjoy the acoustic cover, which was the whole point of my post. My pleasant surprise at finding out that a band was more skilled than I had previously been lead to believe. Given that this was a positive change, from a lesser opinion to a higher opinion, I think you’ll find that that’s not in fact hate.

You also took the trouble to read into my tags, which were obviously for personal use and LEFT in the tags because I was, again, not trying to start a hate war or indeed offend anyone who happens to like autotune music or Bastille. You accused me of a superiority complex and hipster-ism. I at no point indicated that what I liked was any better or worse than Bastille. What I said was “musicians don’t need autotune”. And that’s actually true. Autotune is a program designed to take miscellaneous sound and shift it in pitch until it can be registered as a note in the Western connotation of music, or an octave or scale. A musician does not need to be shifted, a musician can hit the note they intend to hit without the aids of a computer program. I admit that my comparison is disparaging of autotune, but then I believe a musician is defined by skill, not style. Now, we can haggle all night about the definition of what is and is not a musician and ultimately what is or is not music but I don’t think you or I really wants to have that discussion (I’m a grad student and I do theory every day. You won’t win.).

If you want to call me an elitist because I value a certain kind of music over another, that’s fine. But let me remind you of the point I have been trying to make the whole time: it’s. my. opinion. I am not claiming to be right. I am not trying to persuade anyone else to agree with me. I am not criticizing anyone for having a different opinion.

Quite unlike you.

So, I hope that, at last, clears everything up. I can only conclude from your behavior, anon, that you’ve been having a bad day and sought to take it out on some unsuspecting target who you could threaten with empty criticism and feel good and self-righteous about. I am sorry you’ve been having a day, but you don’t make other people your punching bag.

And you can’t tell other people they aren’t entitled to their opinion on their own blog.

Filed under If you are offended by someone having an opinion that's different than yours Then I humbly suggest you are the one with the problem Opinions are not there as threats or instigations They are opinions Why does everyone seem to forget this?

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itsybitsylemonsqueezy:

FLIGHT RISING GIVEAWAY!

New set of gorgeous bbs! You know you want some! And the more you take, the more nests I can make to make new bbs for you!

Rules:

- send me your screenname and number so I can get the precious beasties to you c:

- cannot adopt if you’re immediately going to exalt, I mean… I can’t actually stop you, but I will be very cross and will not give you dragons in future

- 1 dragon per person at this time, if everyone who wants one has got one and there’s still some left over, I’ll let you know

  1. Azure Ripple/Steel Eye Spots/Pink Basic - Pearlcatcher ♀
  2. Denim Ripple/Denim Eye Spots/Maize Basic - Pearlcatcher ♂
  3. Steel Ripple/Azure Shimmer/Blood Basic - Pearlcatcher ♂
  4. Swamp Clown/Fire Seraph/Jade Underbelly - Skydancer ♀
  5. Avocado Clown/Orange Seraph/Seafoam Underbelly - Skydancer ♀

I love my bbs very much, especially those beautiful Pearlcatchers, wish I didn’t have to give them away, but I just don’t have room. If you’d like to send me a couple thousand treasure in exchange, that’d be great, otherwise it’s a standard Crossroads giveaway.

GIVEAWAY ENDS: 10/15

Filed under Flight Rising giveaway FR giveaway dragons baby dragons hatchlings Pearlcatchers Skydancers ripple gene Flight Rising

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FLIGHT RISING GIVEAWAY!

New set of gorgeous bbs! You know you want some! And the more you take, the more nests I can make to make new bbs for you!

Rules:

- send me your screenname and number so I can get the precious beasties to you c:

- cannot adopt if you’re immediately going to exalt, I mean… I can’t actually stop you, but I will be very cross and will not give you dragons in future

- 1 dragon per person at this time, if everyone who wants one has got one and there’s still some left over, I’ll let you know

  1. Azure Ripple/Steel Eye Spots/Pink Basic - Pearlcatcher ♀
  2. Denim Ripple/Denim Eye Spots/Maize Basic - Pearlcatcher ♂
  3. Steel Ripple/Azure Shimmer/Blood Basic - Pearlcatcher ♂
  4. Swamp Clown/Fire Seraph/Jade Underbelly - Skydancer ♀
  5. Avocado Clown/Orange Seraph/Seafoam Underbelly - Skydancer ♀

I love my bbs very much, especially those beautiful Pearlcatchers, wish I didn’t have to give them away, but I just don’t have room. If you’d like to send me a couple thousand treasure in exchange, that’d be great, otherwise it’s a standard Crossroads giveaway.

GIVEAWAY ENDS: 10/15

Filed under Flight Rising giveaway FR giveaway dragons hatchlings Pearlcatchers ripple gene Flight Rising Skydancers

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SO I JUST WATCHED KILL THE MOON

linnealurks:

itsybitsylemonsqueezy:

So goddamn angry

So fucking goddamn angry

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I’m not disagreeing with you, but I wanted to point out some slightly different angles:

As loremipsumfandom said, it’s possible that the writer and producers were so clueless that they didn’t notice the abortion analogy.

As the-wolf-in-the-police-box said, you could say that the people of earth represent the pregnant woman in this metaphor, as they’re the ones who are the most affected by the hatching of the egg.  It’s still an unrealistic pro-life message, of course.

I will be shocked if they didn’t intend an abortion analogy. I mean, they set it up with calculation. If it’s an accident that 3 women are debating whether to end a life, I will eat my own bonnet. I would not be surprised at all if they’re ignorant of their own impact, though, as they haven’t been very aware or responsible so far. But to not even consider how this might be read… it’s laziness and enormous lack of perspective or consideration for their audience.

And even if it isn’t intended, doesn’t mean it’s not there, which I know you know, it’s just I have to argue about intentionality all the time and I hate it when people use it as an excuse not to criticize. Not that you were arguing that.

If we take the Earth to be the pregnant woman, then how is that better? That means that the Earth’s choice is disregarded and someone else in a superior position refuses to let her have an abortion, thus reinforcing both pro-life AND that a woman cannot make decisions about her own body or that those decisions should not be respected.

I should say that I wasn’t super-clear in my post about who exactly was pregnant so I’m happy to read it as the Earth, but if so, that makes me even angrier because then it’s someone’s independent decision being violated by authority which is NO on every level.

Filed under linnealurks Kill the Moon still really really angry All of this episode is horrid and god awful Moffat crit Moffat hate