Little Lost Dragon

 

Ok so here’s the deal with my last few posts take it or leave it. I’m not going to bother trying to be brief because I’m already a woefully inefficient communicator and whenever I try to be brief I lose too much.

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taking a break from Tumblr for a while. My depression is really bad recently. Oh, and my life is more shitty than usual. So that’s two things.

I’m surprised any of you even noticed my absence lol. Anyway please don’t worry about me. 

I’m very sorry.

I shouldn’t have said any of that and I shouldn’t have tried to defend it either.

Take it or leave it but there it is. Better apology later when I have reading comprehension skills again and can apologize correctly.

copfucker93 replied to your post “Ok so like…”

bc i was expecting you to be hyper aware??????? ok

this wasn’t aimed at you at all. (I woulda told you directly if it was.) I don’t have a problem with people pointing stuff out to me. Like if I saw someone who I knew was terrible just reblogged and praised that’d make me hella uncomfortable. I get it.

It’s just that post I saw earlier with the terf list was kinda like “if you see these people on your dash and don’t do anything then you’re just as bad as they are” and I was just like “??????” because I was pretty sure the point of having terf lists (or similar) was for people to know who avoid and to be able to put together block lists and stuff.

But isn’t blocking known terfs the same thing as ignoring them? It just keeps them from showing up on your dash. I don’t think I’m “just as bad” because I don’t have the energy to deal with disgusting people?

I get not wanting to see things from shitty people on your dash, or letting people know about it. And I have no problem with ppl being like “yo, that person u posted from is a shithead”

I’m sorry though. I should have been more clear. 

edit: sorry for this. Leaving it up though because transparency.

3/12/2014 - Video

transgirltumbling:

Video Game Logic.  More at source.

(via womanistgamergirl)

You know what I hate?

Those “redeemably racist” characters

You know, the ones who are casually (or not so casually) racist, are never seriously checked on it (because it’s like, a joke haha! or something.) and certainly never learn better, who are then shown as complete complex characters wow.

Like how often do PoC get to be shown as complete complex characters at all?

In fact we’re usually shown as “”“”irrational”“”” because we are shown to “irrationally dislike” the openly racist person who just happens to have depth of character (unlike us) and is “really not that bad”. And we need to just “look past the racism”.

IDK it might even annoy me more than the “evil racist” who is shown to be hateful and violent and says the n-word ohmygosh! So that the whites in the audience can pat themselves on the back because obviously they’re not racist cuz they’re not like that!

There’s also a lot of “”redeemably sexist”” characters out there as well. Like “Haha this guy is so sexist isn’t that funny? But he’s really not that bad of a person look see? So it’s ok that he’s sexist and disgusting. And any women who don’t like him for that are just ‘shallow’.”

3/12/2014 - Video

biscuitmunroe:

littlelostdragon:

smart-and-trashy:

I just made a gif edit of this amazing Rekindle Candle by Benjamin Shine and thought I’d share the non-animated version as well. 

"The Rekindle Candle is a candlestick holder which collects the melting wax to form a new candle.  As the candle burns, melting wax drips from the candle and accumulates inside the transparent stem where a length of wick is centrally located.  Once full, the new molded candle can be removed from the central section to start the process again."

Ok but I don’t understand the point of this…? 

People buy candles in jars all the time. You don’t need extra wick for that because the wax has nowhere to go. (They burn slower cuz of that too, because the wax has to burn away first. As opposed to the wick being exposed the moment the wax melts off)

I mean I could be wrong, but it seems like this aims to solve something that there has long been a much more efficient solution for…? This is cute but IDK it strikes me as more of a novelty item than some kind of “renovation”.

[/party pooper]

Jar candles are almost always scented. Tapers are often unscented because they are the official candle of candlelight dinners everywhere. Maybe that’s the point? I dunno

That makes sense. Also makes sense why I wouldn’t’ve thought of that because I like scented candles and I hate candlelight. I mean it’s nice to watch sometimes, but I can watch it in a jar just as easily and I hate to try to do anything by it. Too flickery.

Ok so like…

There’s a list of known terfs going around, and that’s good cuz it’s good to know who to avoid and be able to block them and stuff.

But I’m not going to check out every op and every commentor of everything on my dash. Like if someone’s being transmisogynitic or something, I’ll notice. But if they’re not then I won’t know that they’re a steaming garbage pit? And I’m not sorry?

And if you tell me I’ve rebloged something by a shitbag, I’ll handle that. And I have no desire to follow a terf, but I’d notice if someone was posting unchecked transmisogyny on my dash. 

But I honestly don’t understand this tumblr culture thing that expects everyone to be hyper-aware of everyone involved in everything they reblog. It’s very confusing to me.

3/12/2014 - Photo

shitrichcollegekidssay:

I wanted to take a minute to address PolicyMic's recent article on diversity in gender identity, '27 Powerful Portraits Challenging the Definition of What It Means to Be LGBT', which highlighted San Francisco-based photographer Sarah Deragon’s The Identity Project.
I will be blunt. This is racist. Definitively and absolutely. The term ‘three spirit’ is an appropriative bastardization of Native Two-Spirit identities, roles which have very specific meaning that cannot be preserved outside of that cultural context. Let me repeat this: white people cannot  be Two-Spirit because this is an identity that is intimately tied with the individual’s role in a specific tribe.
The solution to this is not to create a direct and bastardized derivation. This is still racist. To attempt to assume either Two-Spirit, or this racist perversion, is is racist and culturally appropriative. Similarly, ‘third gender’ as an identifying term is available only  to IaoPoC (Indigenous and/or People of Color) whose cultures have non-binary identities for reclamation. This particular term has been used oppressively by Westerners to marginalize the people of these cultures. It is for them alone to reclaim and use, if they so choose.
We have already spoken on cultural appropriation and it’s harmful effects before. This is not up for debate. As we promote further diversity and inclusion, this needs to be addressed in all communities: fetishization of Natives and their cultures, as perpetuated by white supremacy and popular American culture, cannot be allowed to continue.
Stand with us in respect and solidarity.

shitrichcollegekidssay:

I wanted to take a minute to address PolicyMic's recent article on diversity in gender identity, '27 Powerful Portraits Challenging the Definition of What It Means to Be LGBT', which highlighted San Francisco-based photographer Sarah Deragon’s The Identity Project.

I will be blunt. This is racist. Definitively and absolutely. The term ‘three spirit’ is an appropriative bastardization of Native Two-Spirit identities, roles which have very specific meaning that cannot be preserved outside of that cultural context. Let me repeat this: white people cannot be Two-Spirit because this is an identity that is intimately tied with the individual’s role in a specific tribe.

The solution to this is not to create a direct and bastardized derivation. This is still racist. To attempt to assume either Two-Spirit, or this racist perversion, is is racist and culturally appropriative. Similarly, ‘third gender’ as an identifying term is available only to IaoPoC (Indigenous and/or People of Color) whose cultures have non-binary identities for reclamation. This particular term has been used oppressively by Westerners to marginalize the people of these cultures. It is for them alone to reclaim and use, if they so choose.

We have already spoken on cultural appropriation and it’s harmful effects before. This is not up for debate. As we promote further diversity and inclusion, this needs to be addressed in all communities: fetishization of Natives and their cultures, as perpetuated by white supremacy and popular American culture, cannot be allowed to continue.

Stand with us in respect and solidarity.

(via hostilepup)

3/12/2014 - Video

smart-and-trashy:

I just made a gif edit of this amazing Rekindle Candle by Benjamin Shine and thought I’d share the non-animated version as well. 

"The Rekindle Candle is a candlestick holder which collects the melting wax to form a new candle.  As the candle burns, melting wax drips from the candle and accumulates inside the transparent stem where a length of wick is centrally located.  Once full, the new molded candle can be removed from the central section to start the process again."

Ok but I don’t understand the point of this…? 

People buy candles in jars all the time. You don’t need extra wick for that because the wax has nowhere to go. (They burn slower cuz of that too, because the wax has to burn away first. As opposed to the wick being exposed the moment the wax melts off)

I mean I could be wrong, but it seems like this aims to solve something that there has long been a much more efficient solution for…? This is cute but IDK it strikes me as more of a novelty item than some kind of “renovation”.

[/party pooper]

(via thebigblackwolfe)