We’re as sick as our secrets and the shame keeps us in isolation. And when we find that shared experience, we gather our strength and our hope. So for example, I’m a three-time survivor of rape, and about that I have no shame, because it was never my shame to begin with—it was the perpetrator’s shame. And only when I was a grown empowered adult and had healthy boundaries and had the opportunity to do helpful work on that trauma was I able to say, okay, that perpetrator was shameless, and put their shame on me. Now I gave that shame back, and it’s my job to break my isolation and talk with other girls and other women.
Storm and Rogue taking their daughter Jubilee to school
Kalinda / Alicia
out of context
Nymphomaniac Press conference 20 September 2012
L to R: I recognize Stellan Skarsgard, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lars, ?, ?, Shia LaBeouf
let me point your attention to how fucking great kanye west is.
havent been this happy in a long time
….oh my god
i am so glad
[image description: the cover of Gay Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen and Kate Christie. It is mostly white with an illustration of birds, branches, flowers, and birdcages. End description.]
Why Gay Pride & Prejudice, you might ask? Well, as a long-time Jane Austen fan, I was fascinated and only a little bit nauseated by the release a few years ago of a variation onP&P featuring ninja warriors and the living dead. Soon after reading an article on the literary mashup phenomenon surrounding Austen and other classic authors and historic figures, I found myself wondering, “If zombies and vampires, why not gays and lesbians?”
I think she would be great on [Parks and Recreation],” Scott said, Caplan quickly interrupting him: “As She-Hulk!
OMG, yes, PLEASE!
I loved Luther, but then Alice was my OTC, and then she left, and the thought of watching the show without her (and Indira Varma!) is very tragically off-putting.
But I will watch this. Multiple times. Alongside “The Inside” and then ship Alice and Rebecca forever.
All by kaymurph
ah I think these were the first drawings by kaymurph I ever saw
Reblogging one of my favorite Kaymurph photosets.
I DO WHAT I WANT
oH MY GOD THIS I PERFECT
(some folk asked for a rebloggable one)
anonymous asked: Why don’t you like Joss Whedon? I’m not bullying, I’m just genuinely curious!
No prob, anon! I don’t really know where to start answering this ask, plus I think others have gotten into this far better, but anyway: I have enjoyed a lot of Joss Whedon’s work. Buffy’s a formative influence, Firefly was gone too soon, etc. I wouldn’t be able to say this much about him if I didn’t have the boxsets. But in general, I think he’s a seriously overrated writer with a lot of feminist and queer ally cred that he doesn’t deserve. On the surface he is good at these things in that he does the bare minimum (while I realize that most genre writers can’t even manage THAT much, I still consider it the bare minimum). He includes ~strong female characters~, feminist characters, queer characters in his work. Great, I’m in. But then he proceeds to do really gross things to them. He undermines them, tears them down, places them into incredibly misogynist and abusive frameworks and then frames their heroism as clawing their way up out of that (if it doesn’t kill them) without adding anything new to the discussion. Then he proceeds to collect praise for confronting issues when he’s not really confronting them so much as using them as cheap narrative devices.
And maybe this is just his schtick as a writer—maybe he thinks the only way to effectively create drama is to emotionally manipulate viewers by battering characters with angst. But it leads to some troubling consequences when most of his leads are women but all he can think to do to them is rape, traumatize, brutalize, disempower or mindwipe them, but seems to be able to avoid these situations with his male characters. (who are by-and-large just victimizers he bends over backwards to make sympathetic—Mal being the most notable exception.)
All this is made worse by the fact he has a tendency to tell the same story and dredge up the same characters over and over again over the years, which means he does this a lot.