my sexuality is girls all the time and boys if they’re famous, almost offensively beautiful and completely unattainable so i can attach all my impossible ideals to them and never have to have anything to do with them irl
“See, Rowling largely operates Harry’s generation in a clear system of parallels to the previous generation, Marauders and all. Harry is his father—Quidditch star, a little pig-headed sometimes, an excellent leader. Ron is Sirius Black—snarky and fun, loyal to a fault, mired in self-doubts. Hermione is Remus Lupin—book smart and meticulous, always level-headed, unfailingly perceptive. Ginny is Lily Evans—a firecracker, clever and kind, unwilling to take excuses. Draco Malfoy is Severus Snape—a natural foil to Harry, pretentious, possessed of the frailest ego and also deeper sense of right and wrong when it counts. And guess what? Neville Longbottom is Peter Pettigrew.
Neville is a perfect example of how one single ingredient in the recipe can either ruin your casserole (or stew, or treacle tart, whatever you like), or utterly perfect your whole dish. Neville is the tide-turner, the shiny hinge. And all because he happens to be in the same position as Wormtail… but makes all the hard choices that Pettigrew refused the first time around. Other characters are in similar positions, but none of them go so far as Neville. None of them prove that the shaping of destiny is all on the individual the way he does.”—Emily Asher-Perren (via margaerystyrells)
Hi! My name is Kieran Thompson! I’m an indie cartoonist who draws mostly urban fantasy comics like TWIYEH and Sin Pararse. I’m also transgender, and in need of reconstructive surgery on my chest. Having the surgery would greatly improve my quality of life and has been shown to be medically neces…
Oh apparently I did publish it and didn’t realize.
I can’t really offer prizes or anything, apart from promising to get back to making content for everyone as soon as I’m well enough to do so. But I’ll be super grateful if anyone can help me out.
Abbey have I told you about how Brynna and I are gonna open a library bar that'll be super queer-friendly? because I know you're at the other end of the country but this seems really important for you to know about
slkdjfksj so, like, a really chill place with booze and books and queer people? that sounds AMAZING AND I WANT IN
Okay, hold up for a second because I’m gunna talk about Meredith Quill in the MCU.
It’s Meredith Quill that makes us cry in the first 5 minutes of GOTG.
It’s Meredith’s mixtapes that set the tone of the entire movie. They’re Meredith’s joy and hopes for Peter that she didn’t have time to say, put into music for him to keep after she was gone. She is a constant presence and the move is full of her humor and high spirit.
It’s Meredith’s ‘Ooh Child’ that Peter sings to stall Ronan for those critical moments Rocket and Drax assemble Rocket’s weapon.
IT WAS MEREDITH GODDAMN QUILL WHO HELD PETER TOGETHER FOR THOSE MOMENTS HE HELD THE INFINITY GEM BY HIMSELF.
And half of the people who saw the movie won’t even remember her name.
RAVE SASHAYED: IF HARRY AM GROOT, DOES THAT MEAN LOUIS IS ROCKET, SADISTIC LIL SPITEFIRE WITH A SECRET HEART OF GOLD? DOES THAT MEAN NIALL IS PETER, COMMITTED TO A GOOD TIME AND SPREADING THE GOSPEL OF SHAKING WHAT UR MAMA GAVE U TO BADASS SONGS UR MAMA ALSO GAVE U? DOES THAT MEAN LIAM IS DRAX, WHO REALLY JUST NEEDS TO CALM DOWN FOR A WHILE AND CAN NOW THAT HE FINALLY HAS A FRIENDS? DOES THAT MEAN ZAYN IS GAMORA, 2 BEAUTIFUL AND 2 SMART FOR ALL THESE LOSERS? PS I'M ALWAYS MAD AT YOU
obviously yes exactly thank you for your confirmation science dr. isabel
the notebook problem: you see a notebook. you want to buy the notebook. but you know you have like TEN OTHER NOTEBOOKS. most which are STILL EMPTY. you don’t need to notebook. you’re probably not gonna use the notebook anyway. what’s the point? DONT BUY THE NOTEBOOK. you buy the notebook.
My dad would tell me that when we were little and people would say to him “wow, four daughters, that’s a lot of weddings to pay for” (because traditionally the bride’s family would pay for the wedding), my dad would respond with “well, we’re hoping at least one of them will be gay so we can split the cost with the other bride’s family” He said people never knew how to respond
My mother once told me that trauma is like Lord of the Rings. You go through this crazy, life-altering thing that almost kills you (like say having to drop the one ring into Mount Doom), and that thing by definition cannot possibly be understood by someone who hasn’t gone through it. They can sympathize sure, but they’ll never really know, and more than likely they’ll expect you to move on from the thing fairly quickly. And they can’t be blamed, people are just like that, but that’s not how it works.
Some lucky people are like Sam. They can go straight home, get married, have a whole bunch of curly headed Hobbit babies and pick up their gardening right where they left off, content to forget the whole thing and live out their days in peace. Lots of people however, are like Frodo, and they don’t come home the same person they were when they left, and everything is more horrible and more hard then it ever was before. The old wounds sting and the ghost of the weight of the one ring still weighs heavy on their minds, and they don’t fit in at home anymore, so they get on boats go sailing away to the Undying West to look for the sort of peace that can only come from within. Frodos can’t cope, and most of us are Frodos when we start out.
But if we move past the urge to hide or lash out, my mother always told me, we can become Pippin and Merry. They never ignored what had happened to them, but they were malleable and receptive to change. They became civic leaders and great storytellers; they we able to turn all that fear and anger and grief into narratives that others could delight in and learn from, and they used the skills they had learned in battle to protect their homeland. They were fortified by what had happened to them, they wore it like armor and used it to their advantage.
It is our trauma that turns us into guardians, my mother told me, it is suffering that strengthens our skin and softens our hearts, and if we learn to live with the ghosts of what had been done to us, we just may be able to save others from the same fate.