orphan black season one + emojis
A woman was left gobsmacked when she learned the gold ring she stumbled across in a field was 2,000 years old.
#THERE ARE LITERALLY THREE MOVIES AND A HUGE-ASS BOOK EXPLAINING WHY KEEPING IT IS A BAD IDEA
"…it felt like a gift from the underworld," Lundin told The Local. "It was my magnificent ring. I didn’t want to give it up."
The tumblr app sure does use a lot of data for something that doesn’t load pictures
nothing says “pete wentz wrote this” like the lyrics “heavy metal broke my heart”
I want to kiss u but I can’t and this makes me sad
Remember that episode of Jimmy Neutron where the ending implied that at least the entire episode if not the whole series was the nightmare of a sentient pizza pie
I don’t think I’ve heard this one before and I’m not sure. Probably has something to do with the totally incorrect idea that you can only be gay or straight and that your sexuality is determined by your current romantic/sexual partner(s). So, for instance, if a person is attracted to or dates people of different genders at different points in time, a lot of people assume that their sexuality is switching between gay and straight, when the said person is in fact bisexual and their sexuality doesn’t change, no matter who they’re dating or even who they’re attracted to on a day-to-day basis (you know, some days you might meet a lot of cute girls and other days you might meet a lot of cute non-binary folk, but you know that you have this potential in yourself to be attracted to people of other genders too).
That’s not to say that sexuality can’t change. If a person chooses to ID as gay/straight/bisexual at different points in their life, that’s what they’re at those points of their life, and it’s important to respect that.
Well, bisexuality certainly doesn’t work well with certain incarnations of the “born this way” argument (fortunately I don’t see this incarnation QUITE as much anymore, but…)
Like there are cis straight people now who have sympathy for gay/lesbian people ONLY because they are UNABLE to fall in love with anyone not their own gender. Said straight people STILL think same-gender relationships are disgusting/morally wrong/etc., and they’re STILL incredibly heterosexist, and so they actually still wholly disapprove of and have zero sympathy for bi/pan/multi people.
It’s not necessarily that everyone in gay rights orgs pushing that argument in the 90s/early 2000s* actually disliked bisexuals or consciously wanted to throw us under the bus (or maybe some of them did I guess, idek)— more that there’s a lot of bi erasure (and trans erasure, for similar reasons, I suspect) because bisexuality doesn’t fit the “born this way” narrative, and various arguments that lgbt rights organizations have promoted to gain acceptance.
* idk how far the narrative actually goes back bc I’m just going off what I remember seeing in magazines/newspapers as a kid. Pretty sure I’ve seen several really good articles on this subject though— unfortunately I don’t remember where.
That is a good point though I personally see no reason why ‘born this way’ argument can’t be applied to bisexuals, because we can be born this way that we can fall in love with people of multiple genders and we still cannot help who we fall in love with, you know, because nobody can. I can fall in love with a person of any gender and the person I fall in love with can be of any gender and I can’t help it. It always baffles me why this concept is so difficult for people to understand, when so many straight romance plots are like, man falls in love with a woman he can’t love/be with/shouldn’t love or something along the line.
Also, while ‘born this way’ argument can be useful in some ways to make the general public accept MOGAI people, I believe that ultimately it shouldn’t be needed, that is, it shouldn’t matter whether a bisexual or trans or gay person was born this way or not, if their identity changed over time for whatever reason (even conscious personal choice) it’s still just as valid and deserves equal respect.
But yes, bisexuality for some reason is more difficult for people to understand because a lot of time they’re stuck on this binary rigid view of identity and sexuality and probably the world. So, if a person has the potential to fall in love with people of more than one gender, it’s like a light goes off in people’s head or something and they’re like, no, this cannot be, this person needs to choose, they must be able to choose. But we can’t, really. I mean, we can make a choice not to act on some of our attractions, but so can everyone else.
- Noodle (replying from my personal blog)
Literature Meme: (3/10) Prose
↳ Le Petit Prince / The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Little Prince is a poetic tale, with watercolour illustrations by the author, in which a pilot stranded in the desert meets a young prince fallen to Earth from a tiny asteroid.
The story is philosophical and includes societal criticism, remarking on the strangeness of the adult world.
Though ostensibly a children’s book, The Little Prince makes several profound and idealistic observations about life and human nature. For example, Saint-Exupéry tells of a fox meeting the young prince during his travels on Earth.
The story’s essence is contained in the lines uttered by the fox to the little prince: On ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux. (“One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”) (x)