Favorite words ever spoken
or written(1 of 100)
→ “I’m not going to censor myself to comfort your ignorance.”
- Jon Stewart
Not having a single LGBTQIAP+ character of any kind is a FLAW. It is unrealistic and harmful in our heteronormative culture.
and if we’re only included so we can be killed off to fuel some angst and sadness…
Sleepy Hollow gave us a haunted house story for Thanksgiving and, now, is giving us a golem story post-Hanukah and pre-the other winter Holy Days.
Clarification—just in case anyone misses it because sometimes my prose is, well, my prose—I totally think that what we’re supposed to take is that The Four Who Speak As One sent Katrina to Purgatory and that Moloch “claimed” her or whatever for Headless as payment-with-interest. I think that’s what they’ve decided happened (now). Headless didn’t specifically say that Moloch drug Katrina to Purgatory, but it was heavily implied.
And, that seems like a whole lot of mental gymnastics to get there, really.
Don’t mind me. I’m really just being annoyed with “oh, let’s change the story because we didn’t exactly SPECIFY” and the continued villainization of witches since every witch we’ve had has done something that’s—at the very least—highly questionable, has died, and has been a woman (with the exclusion of Lachlan and, I guess, Jeremy, but they’re dudes so that’s fine).
Really, what’s with all the women with supernatural abilities being killed or fridged or both?
Was it just me that The Four Who Speak As One are the weirdest, creepiest conglomeration of Wraith from Stargate: Atlantis and Bene Gesserit (from Dune), like, EVER?
have i mentioned i hate setting grommets? #lifeofasquid #myarmisdead #art #steampunk #conceptualart #contemporaryart #wearableart
Someone might be well-versed in social justice issues, may have read all the literature, might be really good at organizing people. Maybe others look up to them, maybe they’re an “expert”. Maybe they’re a social media wizard.
But maybe they’re also condescending. Maybe they’re aggressively self-centred. Fighting the “good fight” does not give anybody a free pass to be a shitty person. Oh, so you can analytically unpack institutionalized racism - clearly that means you can talk down to people who know less than you. OH you understand the nuances and intricacies of mental health issues - please, go ahead and eschew any opportunities for constructive criticism about yourself because everyone else is wrong, and you are always right.
When a poisonous personality bleeds into activism, it is frustrating. There is a difference between anger and hate. Hate is about destruction. Anger is about change. (see: Audre Lorde, Uses of Anger) When one person’s hate is masquerading as anger, it discredits all of us who are really angry. It makes a mockery of those of us who want real, lasting change.
Come here, armed with your anger, ready to do the hard things.
Do not come here, filled with your hate, pretending to be a team player when really you’re only looking out for #1.
Those of you weirdos who frequent my blog - take note. No one but your feet kissing comrades on tumblr will ever take you seriously.
More recommendations: bell hooks - Killing Rage
ugh, my brother and sister-in-law have, like, a combined iq of over 300—probably more like 360, THESE ARE VERY INTELLIGENT PEOPLE WITH VERY IMPORTANT IMPRESSIVE JOBS—and yet they CANNOT FOLLOW MY SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS.
FOR FUCK’S SAKE, THE TREBUCHET IS THE NEPHEW’S. EVERYTHING ELSE, SEND ALONG.