the fact that there have no leaked nudes in my dashboard proves that i’m following the right people
i’M READING ABOUT GOATS IN MYTHOLOGY/FOLKLORE AND I FOUND OUT IN THE MIDDLE AGES GOATS ‘WERE SAID TO WHISPER LEWD SENTENCES IN THE EARS OF SAINTS’ AND I JUST
NOW IT ALL MAKES SENSE
I was wondering when people were going to realize that “you breed with the mouth of a goat” means “you talk dirty when you fuck.”
THAT MAKES SO MUCH SENSE OH MY GOODNESS
This week has been really difficult on me as an extrovert. Like where are all the people? Why no friends?? I keep running out of energy because there are no people and I can’t motivate myself to go out and meet people. It is a vicious circle I tell you. Also where are all the nerds at here? Like this is the lowest nerd population and the highest queer/social justice population. Where is everyone?? I met four people today who don’t know who Robert Downey Jr is, is this real life? Someone come talk to me about fandom I am so alone.
the only thing i love more than the “seeing our alternate selves making out” trope is the “swap universes with alternate self” trope
like Dean as we know him now gets sent to an au where Cas and him have been together for years, and that Dean gets sent back here to a Cas who has no idea wtf is going on
and there’s PINING and ANGST and REVELATIONS and it’s all a very juicy two for one otp extravaganza
*sees there’s a queer relationship on a show* *starts watching that show*
The number of “get me out of here” tactics women have developed and shared to help each other escape from overly-insistent-to-borderline-predatory dudes in public places should probably be enough evidence of the existence of rape culture all on its own.
I especially like how, in the majority of cases, you don’t have to verbally communicate what your signals are to other women. I’ve had women I didn’t even know come save me. Literally every woman recognizes the “Dear god, help me” facial expression, and knows exactly what they should do. We don’t get a handbook for this. We don’t have a sit-down nail polish party where we talk about a standardized woman code for preventing creepers. It’s just part of being a woman.
BUT LOL RAPE CULTURE DOESN’T EXIST.
Yup. I’ve definitely taken strangers by the arm and pulled her aside to go, “Oh my GOD it’s you! How ARE YOU?!? It’s been so long!” and then been like “hey I could overhear that guy who wouldn’t leave you alone so I figured I’d give you an out” and then see their VISIBLY RELIEVED expressions. This is part of girl code, because rape culture is that pervasive.
I once had a girl sit on my lap and say “hey baby” after she witnessed a guy (who was easily 20+ years older than me) hitting on me and harassing me for my number even after I told him I was taken. After he got up and left she asked if I was okay. I couldn’t thank her enough times, I even bought her a drink.
We have done this. In fact, we are this. Because we are asexual and we don’t like alcohol so we never drink, we have gone with friends to parties/places where our sole job was to keep an eye out for everyone and be the permanent ‘aggressive man-sheild.’ Not one of our female friends has ever questioned this or found it all strange. In fact, often once they realized we were willing to do it, it would be pre-arranged. Every guy friend we ever did this in front of or tried to explain to looked flabbergasted. They had no idea that this was a) an intentional thing, b) a planned ahead thing, or c) universal.
Rape culture is the fact that every woman understands this. Male privilege is the fact that no guy on earth seems to know or understand.
I’ve been asked to pretend to be my friend’s girlfriend every time we go out at night, just because she wears clothes that show off her curves and guys won’t leave her alone. They only back off when I put my arm around her and act as if we’re together romantically, and sometimes not even then.
i once ran interference for a friend, only to receive the unwanted advances myself. he wouldn’t back off until my (male) friend literally wrapped me up in his arms and acted as if he was my S.O.
It happens online too. A guy I know started Facebook-stalking me after a recent interaction, and my roommate immediately got on Facebook and told him she was my girlfriend. He thankfully backed off after that.
I can’t count the number of times I have pretended to be somebody’s girlfriend or sister in a bar when a guy wouldn’t leave her alone. Both with friends and strangers.
After reading these, I feel like taking a shower. Because I’m the designated driver pretty much every time, not being a big fan of alcohol, but I rarely, if ever, intervene. And yeah, I’m small and pretty physically weak, but I could put my foot down verbally if it came down to it. I’m just too scared.
You’re probably scared of confronting the guys. And you should be. That’s what this whole post is about. Rape culture is so prevalent and socially accepted as the rule of the land that if someone confronts a guy and tells him directly to back off, someone is getting hurt. That’s why all of the testimonies here are examples of how to deflect. How women all learn methods of pulling a woman away from a situation with a guy who isn’t allowing her to say no, by making up some lie that will get the guy to let her go without sending him into a rage and deciding to teach you both a lesson about knowing your place and submitting to rape culture. Men are dangerous in these situations because all of society backs them up as just a nice guy who deserves a chance, and vilifies any woman who refuses to give him a chance. Women are not allowed to say no. So other women have to rescue the women saying no and pull them away with some made up excuse. Otherwise the situation will escalate and the ones who get hurt are always the women.
Women absolutely have to learn rescue tactics for each other, but it’s kind of funny how we describe really obvious facial expressions and body language as “secret signals.” The reality is that women telegraph disinterest in these aggressive men, making it super obvious, but men choose to ignore it. Total strangers who are just sitting nearby or happen to glace their way will be able to see that the woman isn’t interested, but the guy making the advances is somehow oblivious? Unlikely.
And its fucked because women actively know the signs while men have refused to learn any body language signal of “leave me alone” that women do.
Women are always the one who have to accommodate their behavior to suit mens egos.
triflin’ ass dudes, take note. and please PLEASE, men, become interference runners for your women friends
These almond cookies are very aggressive.
Finished painting my convocation shirt! #smith #convocation #myart
supernatural au where everything is the same except every time dean says ‘buddy’ to cas he says ‘baby’ instead
lets also not forget the first time he called him baby
CONGRATULATIONS FLESHDOM, WE WON THE FREAKING POLL!!!!!!!! It was a hell of a long and tough fight, but we pulled through and I’m so incredibly proud of us so here’s special art for the occasion!
Don’t forget that tonight is #SaveInTheFlesh Social Media Sunday and we can talk about HOW WE WON THIS FREAKING POLL HELL YEAH:
"on Sunday 31st August at 10pm UK time, we all start talking about In The Flesh and how much we want series 3 on facebook, twitter and tumblr.
If you’re new to the fandom, #SaveInTheFlesh Social Media Sunday is a campaign event the fandom holds on the last Sunday of every month. Full details on how to take part can be found on this post from last month’s event, and here is our tag for Social Media Sundays.”
those moments when straight people assume you’re one of them and you feel like a gay secret agent
it’s an ace case
pan with a plan
Character: Clara Oswald (and echoes)
Appears in: Doctor Who
Commonly Interpreted as: Straight
But Really: In Asylum of the Daleks, Clara’s echo Oswin Oswald talks about being in a relationship with a girl, but then quickly dismisses it as “going through a phase.” As Oswin is a projection of Clara and her feelings, this can be interpreted as Clara projecting the biphobia she has had to deal with in life and the anxiety she has it.
Another point to make is that deleted scenes in The Name of the Doctor, show that Clara thought River Song fancied her after she kissed her on her forehead. It’s also speculated that there was some flirtatious dialogue between the two as well that was removed.
Therefore Clara and her echoes are bi/pan.
Thanks to soufflemenace for this post.
ETA: There’s a minisode where she flirts with the TARDIS and time displaced versions of herself.
Thanks, metal-rider, for this info.
thank god i had enough adopted winchester family feelings to finish this goddamn thing
A Need for Breathing [NC-17, 27,700 word count] (sub rec)
When Dean and Castiel reunite at the bunker, Cas has a nasty case of pneumonia and Dean takes care of him. (Slight AU set early season 9 in which Ezekiel healed Sam without possessing him)
A Room Of One’s Own [NC-17, 94,000 word count]
All Dean wants is a little privacy. Cas doesn’t understand.
Bottoms Up [M, 28,100 word count] (sub rec)
Sam could’ve kissed them both when he got to the bunker one day to find a string of clothing (his heart nearly burst with hope when he saw the abandoned flannel and trench coat) leading to a very naked pile of limbs tangled on the couch. Just kidding. Of course it wasn’t the couch. Sam always imagined it as the couch because the fact that he actually found them on the dining room table had tainted the happiness of the memory.
Critical Mass [NC-17, 13,000 word count] (sub rec)
The phrase, “bickering like an old married couple,” took on a totally new - and more annoying - meaning once the gates of Heaven and Hell were closed.
cut it out, and then restart [NC-17, 11,400 word count]
Dean goes to a bar, meets a guy, establishes a relationship, falls in love, and consummates it. Not in that order, though.
The Dance of Inanna [NC-17, 106, 000 word count]
“Hey Sammy? You didn’t happen to start an apocalypse while I was in Purgatory, did you?” Or: After the disappearance of the One, pagan gods are fighting over who gets the world. Alliances are forged and broken, Zeus and Enlil form a bromance, Odin teams up with Isis, Loki probably has an evil plan, Artemis ponders second-wave feminism, Crowley is amused, the angels are not, Inanna has opinions, Don is a Carver Edland fan. And Dean and Cas aren’t fooling anybody.
Do What Feels Good [NC-17, 12,500 word count]
Castiel learns to love alone time in the shower. And then he learns to share.
Graceless [NC-17, 47,000 word count]
With the angels cast from Heaven, the big question is obviously how to get them back. The task is far from simple and the addition of old enemies claiming to be new allies only muddies the water. The fact that even their best plan promises dreadful consequences doesn’t help.
Castiel just wants to go home.
Grey [NC-17, 60,500 word count]
In a world where people don’t see in color until they find their true mate, the first thing Dean sees when he pulls himself out of his grave is the blue sky.
When Castiel raised him from the Pit, he inadvertently claimed Dean as his mate.
Halfway [NC-17, 30,000 word count]
A Fallen!Castiel bunker fic; Castiel arrives back at the bunker after six months of being missing, with eighteen of his newly-fallen brothers and sisters in tow; shameless schmoop and angel-care ensues.
How Still My Heart [NC-17, 70,700 word count]
Charlie hadn’t been waiting for the call, but it’s not exactly a surprise to hear from Dean.
"Cas? You want me to find Cas?"
Kingdom Come [NC-17, 71,000 word count]
After Castiel falls from heaven along with the rest of the angels, he discovers that losing his grace to Metatron has devastating consequences for him. Dean and Sam find him and bring him back to the batcave but they find that Castiel is not the same. They work to heal him as they deal with the aftermath of Metatron’s actions and the continued burden of hunting as well as Abaddon’s attempts to take over hell.
The Pillow Verse [NC-17, 91,000 word count]
The Pillow ‘Verse was a tumblr-based Dean/Castiel round-robin fanfiction challenge that took place over Supernatural’s 2013 summer hiatus.
A canon-based domestic!fic shared universe set in the Men of Letter’s bunker, The Pillow ‘Verse follows Dean, Castiel, Sam, and their small cohort of rabble-rousers through stories of love, nest building, family, and healing following the 8x23 Supernatural finale Sacrifice.
The Prophet Must Die [M, 54,500 word count]
”What about Castiel? He seems helpful… and dreamy.”
Something about the comment just isn’t sitting right, and Dean’s jaw twitches. He stares at the wall in the dark, and at a quarter past four in the morning, it hits him.
"Asshole," Dean hisses under his breath, sitting up straight, "that sonofabitch kept publishing."
Pro Tempore [NC-17, 50,500 word count]
The year is 1901. It starts, or always was, or ends. Castiel stole a hundred years just to have them- to give Dean time- to fix everything he broke, but theirs was always the space between duration. Struggling towards something bigger, Dean braces himself for the worst- he can’t see the silver lining, but Sam can. Determined to make the best of a bad situation Sam, Meg, and a predestined sense of duty are already rethreading the universe Castiel unravelled. Integral players never get a choice; Castiel loves Dean, Dean might love him back, but what heroes are built best for is always the perfect goodbye. Canon!Verse AU. S7/S8. Canon Compliant ending.
Repent of Your Sins [NC-17, 23,700 word count]
AU from the end of Season 8. When Cas returns to Dean and Sam, human, confused, disoriented and scared, they take him in. What else can they do?
But Dean is still harboring some resentments. Sam is still sick and damaged from the trials, and Dean feels that Cas is to blame for much of what’s happened to them in the past couple of years - things he’s never really made amends for…
The Way to a Man’s Heart [T, 15,500 word count]
Dean teaches Cas to cook, and other things as well.
What Has Eight Tentacles and Isn’t Allowed to Eat Pie? [T, 16,000 word count] (sub rec)
Dean watched an anime porn about this once, but real life turns out to be way less interesting.
Or, the one where Dean gets turned into an octopus.
What Holds Us Up [T, 39,700 word count]
What happens when John Winchester suddenly comes back to life, and meets the boys as they are today?