my strength is in YOU
agameofclothes:

Daenerys Stormborn

agameofclothes:

Daenerys Stormborn

I guess I should only be eating off plastic plates. This is already the seond thing I’ve dropped and broken today. =/

gaywrites:

It’s Bi Visibility/Celebrate Bisexuality Day! Learn more and find ways to celebrate in your community here. Fellow bisexuals, I salute you! 

lightsofyoureyes:

diariesofaglaswegianoddity:

halmablog:

I’m going to keep reblogging this.

YES YES YES YES ALL OF THIS YES YES.

Shove this post down the throat of every single school board member and politician. 

piningjohn:

It’s amazing how Sherlock’s beauty changes throughout the show. In s1 he’s otherworldly, he’s beautiful but it looks like he comes from an other planet. In s2 he looks much more masculine but still cold and unaccessible.  In s3 though. He laughs, he cries, he’s often frightened and panicked. A lot of people thought that he was never as beautiful as in HLV. That’s because he’s finally allowing himself to be human and in love and his heart is breaking and he has never been more beautiful. 

watson-jawn-watson:

irl-spain:

sentimentalslut:

people say ‘I love you’ in a lot of different ways

'eat something'

'buckle up'

'get some sleep'

'here have my fries'

'it's acutally a girls name'

nomnivore1:

theneutronflow:

mayahan:

Space-Saving Design Ideas

Space saving furniture

#thingstodowithmyengineeringeducation

humansofnewyork:

"Before I went to the protest that day, I stood in front of a picture of the Dalai Lama, and I swore an oath: ‘If I am arrested, I will not give the names of any of my friends.’ They put me through eight months of interrogation. They burned cigarettes on my face. They made me stand in ice for four hours, until my skin froze into the ice, and then they pushed me forward. They gave me electric shocks on my tongue. They told me they were going to kill my father and mother. After eight months, I had a trial. Two guards stood next to me when I testified, and they hid electric shocks in my sleeves in case I said something they didn’t like. I was sentenced to four years. Sometimes I’d get so hungry I’d eat toothpaste. And sometimes I’d get so thirsty, I’d drink my urine. When I finally got out, I weighed 39 kilograms."
(Dharamshala, India)

humansofnewyork:

"Before I went to the protest that day, I stood in front of a picture of the Dalai Lama, and I swore an oath: ‘If I am arrested, I will not give the names of any of my friends.’ They put me through eight months of interrogation. They burned cigarettes on my face. They made me stand in ice for four hours, until my skin froze into the ice, and then they pushed me forward. They gave me electric shocks on my tongue. They told me they were going to kill my father and mother. After eight months, I had a trial. Two guards stood next to me when I testified, and they hid electric shocks in my sleeves in case I said something they didn’t like. I was sentenced to four years. Sometimes I’d get so hungry I’d eat toothpaste. And sometimes I’d get so thirsty, I’d drink my urine. When I finally got out, I weighed 39 kilograms."

(Dharamshala, India)

If you are female, expressing hatred for your own body is not just acceptable, it’s practically de rigeur. Failure to indulge in the requisite amount of self-flagellation – my thighs! my skin! my face! – isn’t just negligent, it’s unfeminine. Self-hatred is fundamental to how femininity is constructed, more fundamental than any of the more obvious external symbols (dress, make-up, shoes). What matters is not that you are beautiful, but you know your place in the beauty hierarchy (and since every woman ages, every woman’s place will eventually be somewhere at the bottom).

Young women are encouraged to bond over their dislike of excess body hair, surplus flesh and “uneven” skin. They are meant to do so in a jovial way, egged on by perky adverts informing them what “real women” do: worry about having underarms beautiful enough for a sleeveless top, celebrate curves with apologetic booty shakes and cackle ruefully over miserable Sex-and-the-City-style lunches of Ryvita and Dulcolax. It’s a gendered ritual; men get football and booze, women get control pants and detoxes. We are supposed, of course, to be grateful. Hey, you don’t have to be perfect! Just know you’re not perfect and act accordingly, with the appropriate levels of guilt and shame!

Fairy tale after fairy tale tells us that what matters is being beautiful “on the inside” but what does that really mean? It means submission, obedience and the suppression of one’s own desires. Don’t be haughty and proud. Clean the hearth. Kiss the frog. Love the beast. Suck it up when you’re replaced by a younger model. Sure, you may look fine, but you mustn’t feel fine. You mustn’t be vain. You mustn’t be angry. All fury and pain must be turned back on itself. That way you’ll be a real princess: silent, fragile and never threatening to challenge the status quo.

Any advice for an ace who finds terms like akoisexual and similar sexualities uncomfortable? I don't have a problem with people identifying as such, but I don't see sexualities such as akoisexual as being a part of asexuality. To me, asexuality is asexuality, grey-ace, and demisexual, with everything else falling under one of those terms. I don't want to judge people, which is why I'm asking this question, but I just don't see why there's all these new terms when it fits into gray ace.
Anonymous

asexualadvice:

Um… honestly? My advice is to suck it up and deal with it. 

The reason akiosexual is a thing (also lithsexual - which is a term I continue to use because I seem to never remember akiosexual bad Kiowa I will work on that) is because, like gray-asexuals and demisexuals, akiosexuals are functionally asexual, despite feeling some sexual attraction. (Reminder for those confused- akiosexual is where one feels sexual attraction, but does not want it reciprocated, or may stop feeling sexual attraction if it is reciprocated.) 

Gray-aces feel sexual attraction infrequently or under unusual or specific circumstances - they are otherwise functionally asexual. Demisexuals feel sexual attraction only to folks they have a strong bond with - they are otherwise functionally asexual. Akiosexuals feel sexual attraction according to some other parameters (could be any allosexual orientation, demi, or gray-ace), but don’t want to have it reciprocated and may in fact stop being attracted to someone if their feelings are reciprocated - making them functionally asexual. Despite feeling sexual attraction, they aren’t going to act on it, because the object of their attraction could then be attracted to them, killing all the attraction dead, and leaving them feeling asexual anyway. 

I think akiosexual is much closer to the allosexual spectum than to the asexual spectrum than gray-ace and demi, but that doesn’t mean that those folks have to go play with the allo kids. Everyone is welcome here, if they feel they want to be here. 

Here’s the thing: terminology is constantly being tried out to describe the things we’re feeling. For so long, asexual-spectrum folks have only had words like “frigid,” “confused,” “immature,” and “broken” to describe ourselves, and now we’ve found each other and we want to find the words for the things we feel. We want to explore and figure it out. Words will evolve as we use them and make them up and drive them around a bit. 

This community needs to be welcoming and open, not full of all this identity policing. Honestly, this space should be welcoming of asexuals, aromantics, demisexuals, demiromantics, gray-asexuals, gray-romantics, wtfsexuals, wtfromantics, akiosexuals, akioromantics, sex repulsed folks of any sexual orientation, and romance repulsed folks of any romantic orientation - why? Because even if these folks don’t fit neatly into someone’s concept of “asexual” or “aromantic,” they sure as hell don’t fit in allosexual and alloromantic spaces. In particular, heterosexual or heteroromantic folks who identify with another of the terms I just listed really have no place to go, because heterosexual spaces are so hostile to things like sex and romance repulsion. Homosexual spaces are also frequently hostile to the same things. I’m not entirely sure on this one, but I suspect that akio and repulsed folks would also not get a warm welcome in bi, poly, and pansexual spaces. Despite being queer spaces and therefore more accepting, these spaces are also still under heavy influence of compulsory sexuality and amatonormativity, which are detrimental for people whose sexuality and romantic orientation are not to the same group, or who have some element of repulsion clouding things. 

Okay, that got long and full of terms, but tl;dr: suck it up, this is a welcoming space for everyone. 

-Kiowa

I basically agree with this but I’m wondering if it’s necessary to tell people to “suck it up”. If I was asking any question and received an answer starting with those harsh words, it would probably have been the last time I’ve asked anyone ANYTHING in a very long time. =/

officiallydeaded:

Doctor who 1x05

↳ World War Three

thetwogaydetectives:

Imagine Sherlock not sleeping for weeks. Imagine his tired face as he drag his feet back to his room. He know he needs to sleep, but he can’t. He’s too afraid of the nightmares.
Imagine Sherlock pulling out John’s sweater, one which he took from John recently while John wasn’t looking, and going to bed, burying his face in it. Imagine him inhaling, as tears prickle his eyes, because he’ll never have John. Imagine him falling asleep as he whispers John’s name.
Imagine Sherlock waking up with a small smile, because he can smell John’s scent, and he thinks John is near, but then he opens his eyes, and he realizes he is alone in his room.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Trailer – “The Mockingjay Lives”

loudest-subtext-in-television:

[the first episode of the new season] opens with a dinosaur in Victorian England and I was like, is this real?? and everything was confusing but funny and I liked it a lot?? THE DINOSAUR BROKE MY HEART??