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utopia headcanon: not as awesome as a Utopia Head Cannon.

sjwheadcanonanon: yeah i’d be totally for it if i was sure that it wasn’t something they’d love to have happen in real life, but their politics are that radical. like they once said something along the lines of “tear down the entire fucking system and replace it with some kind of communism,” an anon asked if they actually understood how that would be done and what the system would be like, and they basically replied, “no and fuck you!” so yeah i dunno if i’d trust them to spot the fucked-upness of one of their queer headcanons or deliberately create a queer headcanon that’s meant to be fucked-up. especially since sjw utopia headcanons (like the hp one you mentioned) are a big thing on tumblr, and i think, the nightvale fandom in particular.

I know far too many people who like Night Vale and are afraid to mention it because of random wandering dogpiles.

The real reason not to look in the dog park: SJWs.

I think what you’re seeing there is status claims rather than fact claims. They don’t actually have any idea what the system would be or how to get there. The actual message is “this system is bad and you should dislike it, as I do”. And perhaps more importantly, that they dislike it very much. So basically, if you don’t agree with the claim that it needs to be torn down and replaced, that means you support the current system, or at least, oppose it less than they do, which makes them Better Than You. And if next week, they have a new phrase to explain how much they hate the system, which is that “the current system is so bad you could literally fry an egg on a copy of the Constitution”, then questions about the temperature at which eggs fry would be regarded with hostility, because that just means you don’t think the system is horrible.

I’m speculating, but basically: Spend some time trying out evaluating the things they say as if the apparent semantic content is there only to give you a sense of the relative worth of people; specifically, them and people like them very high, the people opposed to them very low. I bet a lot of it will suddenly make sense.

Hey, for the "would you like to" thing, I think you might find this interesting! In Spanish (at least in my local dialect) we say "would you DARE to (get something out of the fridge, for example)" for that situation. This led to me replying "well it's not going to bite me, is it?". (Mostly joking; I knew what they meant, but still thought it was a dumb way of saying it)
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I sometimes double-dog-dare Jesse to bring me popcorn.

another "would you like to" type story: when I was in 3rd grade we had an in-class writing assignment and the teacher said "I would like you to write it in cursive" and I did not, because she didn't say it HAD to be and cursive took so long for me. Turns out it did have to be and I got marked down. I don't recall if I managed to explain my reasoning to the teacher, I was often anxious. (I remember her being kind of a jerk, I doubt she would have listened.)
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Ahh, cursive. The most important writing skill ever for about two years, never touched it again.

Anon writes:

haha sometimes i see sjw-type headcanons that are also a bit fucked up, and i wonder if the creator of the headcanon is aware of how fucked up they are or not. like, “nightvale literally mindwipes its citizens to stop them from misgendering trans people ‘cause who cares if it’s by accident, misgendering is still horrible.” not an exact quote but the general idea. and the reason i’m not entirely sure if they know it’s fucked up is that i can easily see them saying the last part. ‘cause they are an Intense SJW, whose ridiculous antics i’ve told you before, actually. i’m just like, “do they know their headcanon is about a fucked up thing, not a thing that people should totally start doing in real life for the sake of social justice?” oh poe’s law, poe’s law.

That is… actually pretty creepy, yeah.

It’s not particularly fucked-up, but I always find the Potter fandom things about all the trans students getting together and exchanging pronuns sort of weird, just because from various estimates I’ve seen of the number of kids (Rowling admits to not really having a coherent definite answer) at Hogwarts, the chances of there being even two trans kids there at once are not all that high, even ignoring the suggestions that the wizarding world may not be much more LGBT-friendly than any other small community with a breeding population problem.

Anyway, the mindwipe… Done in canon, it’d be awesomely creepy, and fit in nicely with the whole “do not look at the dog park” thing. But as a headcanon it’s… harder to tell whether it’s meant that way, anyway.

jumpingjacktrash:

have you tried smoothing it over the roof of your mouth, then peeling it off with your tongue and making it into a ball, then smoothing it over the roof of your mouth again. i do that when i’m bored of chewing. there’s also jolly ranchers, maybe?

in fact i was doing that very thing when i saw your comment :D

jolly ranchers not so much, but gummies work pretty well for me. unfortunately, i ate more swedish fish, rice crackers, and pita chips than any sane man should eat in one evening, and am now too queasy to ingest anything but water and antacids. at least some of the queasiness is probably withdrawal tho.

man i just have the most ridiculousawesome oral fixation is the conclusion we are all coming to right about now

i fixed your post

chordatesrock:

Does anyone have any idea what to do about the fact that there’s very little overlap between what kind of pictures I want to have drawn and be able to draw, and what kind of pictures I enjoy drawing and am good at drawing?

Art trades are a first approximation.

corpsereviver2:

solarbird:

suricattus:

unforth:

zerosociety:

knitmeapony:

knitmeapony:

A large part of my adult, career-related life has been lived by Susan Ivanova’s examples and wisdom.

i don’t really know who this is i think she’s from babylon 5 but AWESOME

Oh man.  MAN.  Man.  Lemme tell you about Susan Ivanova.

Susan Ivanova, second in command of Babylon 5, has been through a lot of shit.  First, off, Babylon 5 is a deliberate melting pot of a place where. after a really bad war, different species can come to seek peace.  Earthgov is skeptical about it.  The other species governments are skeptical about it.  As a result, the station often stands between the universe and very bad shit going down. 

Commander Ivanova is in charge of operations.  All the day to day stuff.  She handles it pretty well.

 

Mostly, anyway.

She is not here to put up with anyone’s shit.  Not even if you’re from Earth.

She’s second in command of a station with captains that are perpetually putting themselves and the station through a lot of political… well, ugly politics.  She’s often the one left behind, having to tell folks the Captain is not available and she’s in charge.  Honestly, for having to be the grownup among so many damned children, she’s very well liked. 

She’s not all business, though, she’s a great friend as well as commander, with a lovely, dry, gallows sense of humor.  I’m not sure there’s a person on the station who doesn’t have a private joke or at least a friendly word with her (provided they’re not fucking up her schedule).

Her family is Russian and Jewish, and it actually comes up from time to time.  She occasionally sends a shout out to god (she’s not practicing, iirc, but she still identifies as Jewish and keeps a few traditions), She commentates often on her Russian heritage.

Susan Ivanova: I know, I know. It’s a Russian thing. When we’re about to do something stupid, we like to catalog the full extent of our stupidity for future reference. 

She meets up with family and friends from her past and doesn’t shy away from them:

Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: So how are things back home? 
Rabbi Koslov: They change, they stay the same. Russia is Russia. Your father used to say: “If regret could be harvested, Russia would be the world’s fruit basket.” 

She had a rough time growing up - her mother was a telepath, and in this universe if you’re telepathic and human you have two options: join a quasi-militaristic organization called the PsiCorps that will immediately take you from your family and control your whole life (they even have a saying: the Corps is Mother.  The Corps is Father.  It’s as chilling as you think,); option two is to take some drugs that suppress your abilities.  Ivanova’s mother chose the second option, and after a long, ugly period suffering under the effects of the drug, she took her own life.

You can imagine Susan is not thrilled with anyone associated with the Psicorps. But when a Psicorps telepath named Talia Winters comes on board, some interesting things happen.

At first she avoids the hell out of her.

But then, eventually, Susan doesn’t mind her so much.

Talia reaches out, and turns up at Susan’s quarters late one night.

They actually become real friends.

And you know, they have scenes like this.

And then, when Talia is gone she confesses:

Susan also later falls in love with a man named Marcus Cole, which means for my money she’s the first bisexual lady in space that I ever saw on TV.  Possibly ever.

For all that though, for her friendships and lovely jokes and cuddly-as-a-cactus-flower appeal, they never ever forget how good she is at her job.  She is shatteringly competent.

She is a military commander, and from time to time, she shows it.

Also, she was airlocking people before it was cool.

The whole crew is in on the airlocking thing, really.  They support her airlocking habits.  It’s lovely of them to do.

In summation:

Commander Susan Ivanova, bisexual Russian Jewish space princess of my heart.  Forever.  Watch this show.

Always share St. Ivanova.

YEESSSS. Babylon 5 fandom, we yet live!!

And did we mention the part where she coopted part of the hydroponics bays so that she could grow coffee to prevent her from committing homicide?

Susan Ivanova is my queen.  Also my rebbe.

(I refuse to call her St Ivanova because what part of “Jewish” are we forgetting, thanks for the erasure).

#another on the endless list of shows I want to get around to watching

YES. Yes, you do. It has its problems, it’s the first show to do all its SFX by computer (Amigas with Video Toaster cards) and sometimes it looks it, and it starts slow but god damn once it gets going it is fucking amazing and awesome.

Also, Ivonava and Talia’s relationship is canon and confirmed and intent, and the only reason it stopped when it did is because Talia’s actress wanted to leave the show to do other things nobody cares about.

I have never watched this show but this makes me want to!

I am told her agent played chicken with the network or producer, which is why she left the show, and it was a shame. She was amazing.

For those who haven’t found it, look up the episode where she has sex with an alien to seal a peace treaty. It’s significantly more awesome than it sounds.

Wait if that wasn't the central focus of the plot then what was
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vastderp:

there’s a whole “killing people = bad” thing that was pretty awesome and not actually all that easy to miss… 

I think there was a pretty significant emphasis on Christian Slater’s character being creepy and not actually the good guy at all.

nebulia13:

the-real-seebs:

mazarinedrake:

mouseyfox:

mazarinedrake:

raydelblau:

genderqueerbarnes:

Stop telling nonbinary bisexuals that bisexuality is not inclusive to nonbinary folk 2k14

Stop telling nonbinary bisexuals that we’re ~*~actually pansexual~*~ 2k14

Stop defining bisexuality for bisexuals 2k14

to any fellow bi/panromantic and/or sexual person: out of curiosity, what do you consider to be the difference between pansexuality and bisexuality? because i’ve been using the two terms pretty interchangeably to describe my own orientation, and it’d be cool to hear from someone who doesn’t. 

Near as I can tell they ARE interchangeable, but a vocal minority of pansexuals at some point decided to play holier than thou and the rest of the MOGAII community hasn’t figured it out yet.

I’ve actually experienced it the other way around where bisexuals were getting mad at me for voicing myself as bisexual when I was okay with non-binary persons as a dating/sexual partner. Not to mention run into several bisexuals who are not okay with the idea of dating/sleeping with someone outside of the gender binary in any way.

I get the feeling it’s a sort of a two way street with people on both sides yelling at each other over this imaginary fence.

Dang. I stand corrected, and reblog for the additional perspective.

Wait, what the hell?

Can someone find me one of these bisexuals who is dogmatic about gender-binary-only? Ideally under circumstances where I can find out what they’re thinking? Because that’s a very, very, interesting (and pretty weird) belief system.

I wish I could be more specific, but I honestly can’t remember who it was (gender, relationship to me, anything), but I too have met a bisexual-identified someone who wasn’t “comfortable” (their word) sleeping with nonbinary people. I think their reasoning was they were attracted to men and women for different reasons, or something? I think I vaguely said “you do you” (I was either not in a place to be outraged or too nervous to do so) and tried to initiate conversation with someone else. Which…is probably why I don’t remember who it was.

That is so very weird. Thanks for the explanation, still makes no sense to me, but okay. I can accept that.

adigitalmagician:

So today I had someone call for me (official type call) and they asked for me, and when I said speaking, they appologized because they thought I was a woman.

I wish they hadn’t apologized.

I was once out for lunch with a trans friend of mine, and she hadn’t even gotten to start hormones yet, and the waitress called us “ladies”, and then apologized, and it’s sort of hard to express “no, actually, pretty good guess overall” socially in that context.