am i your brother, now and always?
am i your brother, now and always?
This is the best definition of a squish I have heard of.
Kudos to A-Trix.
I haven’t actually had very many squishes in my life, but I currently have a tremendous one on my writing professor….
pretty sure this is applicable to aromantics too, so in some cases you’d omit the bit about lacking an interest in having a sexual relationship with the person in question
oh my god i finally have a word for this!
YESSSS! i have no unbiased opinion of the film. they are very popular australian YA lit, and since i… am australian… twtwb and the ellie chronicles fill me w joy.
“Life’s about a hell of a lot more than being happy. It’s about feeling the full range of stuff: happiness, sadness, anger, grief, love, hate. If you try to shut one of those off, you shut them all off. I don’t want to be happy. I know I won’t live happily ever after. I want more than that, something richer. I want to go right up close to the beauty and the ugliness. I want to see it all, know it all, understand it all. The richness and the poverty, the joy and the cruelty, the sweetness and the sadness. That’s the best way I can honour my friends who died. That’s the best way I can honour my parents, who brought me into this world. That’s the best way I can lead a life I can be proud to call my own. I want to experience everything it has to offer: LIFE!”
character: jeyne poole → pooling
stark group of companies
ASTRID BERGES-FRISBEYJeyne Poole’s association with the Stark Corporation is a fortunate fluke of birth. While her father Vayon has always been an associate of Ned Stark, the Poole family acting as a steward for the Starks for generations, Jeyne was born the same year as Ned’s daughter Sansa, and therefore her relationship with the household as Sansa’s companion and friend has been closer than simply professional.
Conflict avoidant, sensitive, and never the first to speak, it is easy to dismiss her as silly and slightly social climbing, just as her father is. But Jeyne is quick to learn what she is trained, and found the strength to take on her late mother’s responsibilities and help raise her four younger sisters. Now she juggles her A-levels under a private tutor with her other responsibilities, and due to her having no male siblings her father is determined to see her learn and inherit his position.
A born follower, she has near perfected fitting in and going along with what others think is best. Though she bears a little envy for Sansa’s beauty, talent and grace, she has also seen the difficulties that being in the limelight can bring and has therefore made the decision to keep her head down and sate her ambition with glory by association.
squid in wolf’s clothing
Yeah, absolutely! I’m just gonna post this publicly cause it’s something I’ve been meaning to write about/compile pretty much since I started a tumblr.
So I guess to start, I’ve been a huge fan of the Dresden Dolls since I was 13 and they were super influential in my gender formation and my formation as an artist and musician. That said, there have been some bread crumbs of problematic shit piling up over the years into a big loaf of badness that makes me super sad. I can’t remember everything, but these are some of the things I do remember.
1. First is her side project w/Jason Webley “Evelyn Evelyn” in which the two perform as a pretend pair of conjoined twins. The back story goes that Amanda and Jason “discovered” the twins and rescued them from a history of sexual abuse and circus exploitation by giving them a musical career. Here’s a couple really good articles on that:
Amanda “Ableist” Palmer? The Evelyn Evelyn controversy
Evelyn Evelyn: Ableism Ableism?
How Amanda Palmer Lost a Fan <— this one is mostly about Amanda (and her fans’) responses to critiques. She made some really awful non-pologies and then went on Australian TV to say some really fucked up stuff about feminists with disabilities. The video is at that link, but I warn you it’s really bad and makes me feel nauseous to watch.
2. Then there’s that time that she and Margaret Cho staged a fake onstage rape of Katy Perry while performing “I kissed a girl”
On Rape Culture, Amanda Palmer, and Disappointment
3. Then there was that time she made an offhand ~funny~ tweet about the KKK
WTF Amanda Palmer?
How Amanda Palmer Killed Amanda Palmer <—- this post is kind of a round up of her behavior as of late and includes her responses to people upset about the KKK tweet
4. And that time she recorded a song with the n-word in it (though I’m sure she would argue it was okay for her to use because of ~*~context u guize!~*~)
Guitar Hero Video
5. And that time she made a song called “Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help your black ass” and other bizarre little bread crumbs of racism/appropriation throughout her work (like that other time when she wrote a song with the line “I’ll drive that cherokee straight off it’s trail of tears”).
6. Then there was that time she made a song that is supposed to be empowering for folks who love their bushes, but includes a passage where she compares women who choose to shave with 8-year-old boys
Map of Tasmania video
Anyway. There’s just been a lot of things. Probably as upsetting as seeing her do all of this fucked up and oppressive shit, has been seeing her completely fail to respond or to change in ways that are constructive. All of this public critique has really illuminated her as just another white hipster artist who can safely hide behind her cries of “it’s just music!” and “my fans know I’m not like that!”
Which is such a bummer because she’s been a magnificent artistic influence in my life and I’ve always downloaded every new track and gone to every show when she was in town but… I just don’t think I can do it anymore. She’s fucked up too big, too often, and with no remorse or change.
she’s also tried to blame her being bipolar for her being a total douchebag which, like, no. shut up.
i used to love her and the dresden dolls but she has crossed way too many lines way too many times. ugh.
I have nothing to add to this except fuckkkk Amanda Palmer for real. I watched the Evelyn Evelyn shit go down in real time, and like… the project was offensive enough to begin with, but the way that she responded so childishly to people who were being perfect reasonable made me just lose all respect for her. I was a really huge fan of her before all of this, and I think part of the reason why I was/am so angry about it is that I felt kind of personally betrayed? This was someone who I had gone on record as saying that I thought was brilliant and awesome and one of my heroes, and all of a sudden it turns out that she’s a horrible person and kind of always has been.
yeah I stopped listening to her music and supporting her as an artist around the time of the KKK thing. there is lots of amazing music out there, lots of amazing bands. i listen to them instead and i buy tickets to their concerts and i don’t miss her. despite all the times i saw Amanda or the Dolls live (I think six or seven total?) and for all that Girl Anachronism is the anthem of a particular time of my teenage years filled with bdsm clubbing and mattresses in vans and cigarettes and skipping school.
sometimes i don’t know shit about the people i’m giving my money. but i knew a lot about Amanda fucking Palmer. she puts so much of herself out there, after all, it’s part of the image of honesty she perpetuates, that makes her fans feel like she is their fun artistic friend instead of this person trying to sell them something. Amanda Palmer has done some amazing things for teen mental illness and for feminism, but intersectionality is key, and in the end her continual refusal to acknowledge or apologize for her bs was just a dealbreaker for me. i just couldn’t stand to see and hear her demonstrate disrespect to those fans, who have built her up and allowed her to work independently from her label and tour and make albums.
Say an election is coming and your strongest candidate is fairly weak. What do you do? You make everyone look one way, while you hit somewhere else. In the lead-up to the election, you present a bunch of absolutely terrible candidates. You get the insane human equivalents of piles of shit and parade them around loudly. Everyone goes mental. Your supporters, your critics, the media has a frenzy. These scarecrows that you’ve put up run around shouting “Ban porn!” and “God told me to run in this election” and other attention grabbing nonsense. Meanwhile, while everyone’s looking that way, you let your boy slowly stride forward.
By the time he’s the only man left he’ll look pretty damn great. He will have been the ‘strongest’ contender by default, but the considerable gap between him and the people he was running against will seem like it speaks volumes about his ability, rather than theirs. In a bar where all of the guys are drunk and ugly, you just might let the average looking guy take you home.
So here stands Mitt Romney. He’ll be running against Obama.
And all I’m seeing on Tumblr is leftover frenzy for the other guys. Jokes about Michelle Bachmann’s eyes. Santorum quotes. Cain’s sex scandals. Think about it; Compared to this buzz, how much negative Romney do you see? How much positive Obama? Because the ratio is like ten to one from where I’m sitting. But if Romney is president you’re not going to remember them. You’re going to be too busy wondering what happened to reminisce.