I was talking to my brother about women’s attitudes towards their bodies, especially regarding weight/fat, and when he said “most guys don’t notice/care about that kind of thing,” I tried to explain why it was a lot more complicated than that. I ended up telling this story.
Body image is something that’s so hard to talk about, and it’s hard to express body positivity without sounding cheesy, false, or overly simplistic. But I’m gonna try. This is only my own experience, and it didn’t magically cure me of all my body image issues - but it was a major turning point for me nonetheless.
Janelle Monae sings Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” in this video. Epic song by an epic artist performed by a young, fun, genius. LOVE THIS. And I am HERE for her booty shaking and humping the microphone stand. Love it! Also, can we talk about her amazing guitarist Kellindo? He slays.
Prince (@3RDEYEGIRL) himself tweeted this video. I love their mentor/mentee relationship. He originally became interested in her after he heard her album Metropolis, and is featured on her song “Givin’ Em What They Love” on her new album, The Electric Lady.
Fuck. yes. FUCK YES.
Anonymous asked: Gail, I'm a fan and I do support your views on social equality. However, just because someone happens to be a white hetero cis male, it doesn't mean he deserves any less of a chance to break into the comics industry or any industry. [contd]
half the problem with these dudes who think they’re being shamed out of storytelling for being white cis hetero dudes is the presumption that there isn’t enough writing work to go around. dude. just go write. if the story you tell is good enough, it will get published. i mean, are you *only* capable of writing about other white cis hetero dudes? then yeah, the industry doesn’t need you, because THAT IS A BORING STORY. we’ve been hearing “the adventures of Privilege Man” ad nauseum since the dawn of print. let’s hear from the people in the back row already.
tl;dr- if you think you’re being discriminated against for being a white guy, you’re not. you’re being discriminated against for being a shitty writer with no perspective.
Oh damnit I watched Escape Plan.
Im am asgardian warrior
well it certainly sounds intersting
:) i’m rorschach :)
iM A JAEGER PILOT
THE NORSE GOD OF THUNDER. FUCK YEAH!
…Dorothy Gale doesn’t actually have a job, unless you count how she becomes a princess in the Oz books.
Jaeger pilot. I tend to go a while between movies. I’mma need a Drift-mate, though.
Reporting for duty LET’S GO PUNCH THINGS.
Violinist? Pretty sure that was his profession before the kidnapping
I… I get to be a jaeger pilot.
::crying in happiness::
I’m a Norse God of Thunder!
I’m also the Norse God of Thunder.
Obviously we have varying opinions of who was the protagonist of that movie. ;-)
I went straight to “I’m either Loki or Heimdall, and I’m totes cool with either of those.”
I’d add I like how Summer thinks, but duh.
I’m a wacky TV weatherman. (Harris Telemacher, LA Story)
Fuck, I’m stuck in the Matrix.
But since all I’ve been doing lately is yelling about the patriarchy and how child welfare is directly tied to choice and how the devaluation of women is tied to everything…. I’ll call it a wash.
Renisha McBride’s funeral has already happened. 19 years old. Shot in the head. A killer from an all-White sundown town kept anonymous by the media (named as Ted Wafer by Voices of Detroit and on Democracy Now; he’s not a minor/rape victim; no anonymity is protected by law as far as I know) already has more support than this young woman. I and many Black people have already been targeted by racists on Twitter defending this man. The “neutral” media is invested in his protection, not justice for Renisha. And the criminal justice system itself is doing what it does best, reifying White supremacy.
Seeing this funeral program is difficult. Her death was ruled a homicide, yet no charges have been filed thus far.
My other posts on this topic:
- dream hampton’s film on Renisha McBride [X]
- quote from Jamilah Lemieux on Black vulnerability/humanity [X]
- Unlike Renisha McBride, A White Woman Came To My Door (Not Even For Help) And Lived Another Day
- no, this incident is not “isolated” [X]
- local news story, my first thoughts [X]
And as I place on every post on this because sadly this has to be done, Whites who support her murder, view it as an “isolated incident”, want to derail discussion on domestic murder of Black people by mentioning drones, think we deserve to die, think any Black person at a home is a burglar or anything like this, please stay away. And the linked posts above contain links that address all of these types of derailment.
And NO, I don’t have to “reach out” to Whites in this time. I can grieve the fuck away from you. And I can grieve for someone I don’t personally know because that’s something humans often do, and contrary to popular belief, Black women are also human. And no, wanting space away from racism is NOT “reverse racism” or “just as bad” as racism itself. And remember she “reached out” and was murdered, so spare me. Keep your thoughts on YOUR blog. That’s how personal blogs work. Thank you. (And don’t come here with “not all Whites” derailment either.)
Anyway, as I post anything about this case, it will be under a tag with her name: Renisha McBride.
Dedicating this post to the word “plethora.”
Chasm… I”ll never live that down…
Most of the words within my vocabulary.
prologue, epilogue, I salute you
Debut AND autonomous :D
"asylum" was mine
cacophony. i still maintain that i was right.
Island (in my defense, it was first grade)
Segue. Also, half my vocabulary in general.
I highly doubt I’ll ever live down Tree-bucket. (trebuchet)
This is a guy I found on the sidewalk. He wasn’t moving and was going to get stepped on so I brought him to my friends at the cafe who are tired of me bringing them cool bugs. But they found him a little house in the back anyway. He’s much peppier now.
To celebrate reaching 900 followers, I’ve cast a handful of Khoshekh’s kittens. These tiny kittens are about 1 1/4 inches wide and made of sturdy polyurethane resin. Some have been brushed with pearl powder, others have inclusions of glitter or glow-in-the-dark powder. Each one is different and unique, and very, very lucky. Also, terrifying.
At this point, I am planning to give figures to four (4) randomly selected tumblr users. If this ends up getting a lot of reblogs, I’ll give away more of them.
- You do NOT have to be following me.
- You may reblog up to 3 times (no more than once per day), either for the same cat or a different one each time. Likes don’t count.
- When you reblog, please keep the entirety of the contest text and then write which cat you’re entering for, either by name or number. If you don’t say which one you want, you can’t win it!
- You need to either be 18, or you need to clear it with your parents before you send me your address to ship. If you win, they’re welcome to email me directly if they wish.
Winners will be chosen on Halloween.
(Please note that none of these are for sale, but I may consider art trades with other Night Vale artists for custom kittens or kittens remaining after the giveaway.)
They are all amazing, but if I must choose…Void.
All my comics are non-fiction, all my writing is made-up. Which seems backwards.
Of course if they’d been hitting each other I’d have had to go upstairs, but they were just trashing their apartment.
But should I have been flattered?
I mean it’s true. He is pretty cool