Some of these are what lots of people agree on, for some of them I’m disregarding age etc. are since this is never going to happen anyway.
[cut to the one I care about…]
Gillian Anderson as Babs
:0 I agree with what someone else said about the time for this being past, BUT. GILLIANasBabsOMGOMGOMFG …. this is combining my favorite thing from ten years ago with my favorite thing from these days. I can’t even fully process how awesome this would have been!
She has like the exact hair Butch Guice used to draw Babs with. Let’s get her some glasses and green contacts and call it a day.
I almost drowned when I was two. It was September 1988, and my mom was eight months pregnant with my little brother. We were at a birthday party on Lake Whatcom in Bellingham, and I guess I wondered away and played in the water.
I don’t know a lot of the story from there, the only actual memories I have of it are a) a lot of water, b) waking up in the ambulance to see my own vomit in front of my face, and c) waking up in the hospital with my dad standing over me. He gave me a stuffed lion and a plush blue witch puppet. I had that puppet forever and she was my favorite.
Apparently I was conscious but unresponsive for a long time in between b) and c) and they were afraid I might have suffered brain damage from the oxygen deprivation, but apparently it all turned out okay?
skalja said: You were pretty young in 1988, right? What was it like to fly for the first time as an adult, out of curiosity?
I missed this reply until now, sorry!
But yeah, it was summer and I would’ve been two and a half. I don’t really remember it much outside of photos we have of the trip (including an overnight delay at LAX, and getting my first haircut some time after we’d arrived).
But as for flying for the first time as an adult, it was kind of a mix of scary and exciting! But probably more exciting, tbh. I was so glad I wouldn’t have to take a bus, and it had been twenty years since I’d done it, so I was just kind of looking forward to the opportunity more than anything else! I even got a window seat :3
The only drawback was my mom and I visited all the junk-shops near their house and I ended up buying a bunch of books that I couldn’t fit in my bag, so I had to leave them with her and didn’t get a chance to bring them home with me until the next time I visited a year after, when my next nephew was born (i had to take a bus that time).
But yeah, I pretty much overprepared myself and made sure everything was totally cool for that trip, and it was! I was way more worried this more recent time because of a million and one things that could’ve gone wrong with it (spoiler alert: some of them did).
Sometimes I worry that not having gone to college may really limit my options on what I do with my life, other times I’m not sure I would’ve cut it anyway. But ultimately the option was never available to me, so it’s kind of a moot point?
I have on various occasions humored the idea of studying English/Creative Writing, Art, Psychology, and Sociology.
YAY ALL THE HEARTS ARE DONE NOW \o/ now i have to go back and tag them all /o\
My favorite food to make is chicken alfredo. My favorite kind of cheeseburger is mushroom and swiss.
I love food and I enjoy preparing it, always have. If I had the money and energy for it I’d love to learn to do more!
also once when we were teenagers my mom tried to make us go vegan overnight because “they didn’t have animal products in the garden of eden” (i am serious when i say they were those kind of parents) and it was a complete disaster. no one really took to it, but i think my sister and i were the most vocally displeased
I am getting confused who I've hearted. But I heart you! <3
I live in a rooming house in downtown Savannah, GA. This means I have one bedroom all to myself, and share a kitchen, bathroom and laundry room with my neighbors. It isn’t a particularly nice place, but it’s only $530 every four weeks (it would be less if i didn’t have a cat), and that includes utilities, (recently shitty) internet, and basic cable (plus hbo, though we suddenly lost cartoon network in october and i has a sad).
In short, it’s kind of shitty but it’s cheap and it’s a roof and that is what is important! :D
I forget if I gave you a heart already
If I did here's another one: <3!
I used to have a little brother. I no longer have a little brother. Not getting into it more than that because of triggers except to say that I don’t need Guy Fawkes to remind me of the fifth of November.
I was also originally part of a matched set, but my twin miscarried before I was born.
I didn’t cut my hair for three and a half years after I moved out of my parents’ house. It got to about mid-chest length, or at least it would’ve if my hair was anything resembling straight.
I used to have poofy as hell hair, and it would come out sometimes as far as five inches from the side of my head. It was…kind of awesome at the time? It’s hard to say these days, because looking at old photos all I tend to think is “oh my god why did i never cut that off sooner”
Eventually what happened is I guess I didn’t take proper care of it. It got dried out and a little nasty, no matter what I tried to do with it, and I kinda of fried the hell out of my bangs by bleaching them one time. Combine that with the fact that it’s thinning in places (thanks a lot dad) and I just came to the decision that I needed to shave it all off.
I’d keep it bald if I weren’t lazy, but because I am I like hats. I do not actually own a fedora (i have had some in the past but they didn’t quite fit right), but I have a nice brown Ivy Cap that I wear pretty much everywhere.
I still have four meme answers to fill out, but I got caught up in other things and now it’s 5:30 am, so I’ll take care of them when I wake up. If you dropped one in and I haven’t filled it yet, I apologize for the wait and appreciate your patience!
So, I mentioned I had those kind of parents, right? Well, I ended up pretty badly sheltered for it, and only listened to, like, Christian Rock from the ages of 11 to 17. When I finally realized how ridiculous that is, I started taking in as much music as I possibly could. And while I went through a few embarrassing phases during this musical self-education, I fostered a love of the medium that has sustained me through a lot and I have no regrets.
I started with David Bowie and The Ramones, and they remain two of my very most favorites to this day. I don’t think I could’ve picked a better place to begin if I tried.
I’ve been drawing with a pencil since I was seven. I did a lot of drawings in crayon before that, but I started using pencils then and never went back. My people aren’t nearly as blocky as they used to be then.
We actually made up huge pantheons of superheroes that were totally unoriginal and exactly the kinds of things seven-year-olds would make. The worst was the secret identities! The first one I ever made was “Samuel Johnson”, so of course the second was “Jonathan Samuels”! let’s not mention their respective brothers “Jonathan Johnson” and “Samuel Samuels” whoops too late i actually tried to streamline and update these ideas when i was seventeen but in retrospect they turned out way too much like something mark millar would come up with (okay so maybe not that bad but it was still a ~gritty modernization of the superhero concept~) and i’m glad i didn’t do anything with that
I’ve still never had any kind of formal training with drawing and I honestly think it really shows, but I still like doing it when I can. I have no illusions that I’ll be able to do anything big with it, at least not anymore.
1988, going to Arkansas for my mom’s family reunion
2008, visiting family in Texas when my nephew was born
2010, visiting family in Texas over X-Mas
And the only country I’ve been to other than the US is Canada. We used to make regular trips back when I lived in Bellingham and Vancouver was just on the other side of the border, but that was almost fourteen years ago. :(
And because more than one person asked, I did fly to Texas last month with an expired ID, and was really worried that would be an issue (i was so worried about a million things on that trip oh my god don’t get me started)! Pretty much the only time it came up was when I was checking through security in Dallas on the way home. The guy said it was okay for up to a year after it expired…….so that means until Saturday! D:
OH and I have visited my family other times than just these, I always made sure to be there to meet any new nieces or nephews, but all the other times I took a Greyhound. I fucking hate Greyhounds though (24+ hour drive, bad experiences in the past).
If I’m being perfectly honest (and Kay knows about some of this because one of our earliest conversations was on the topic), I struggled a lot with my gender identity over the past year because I feel like I’d been kinda skirting the line somewhat and feel pretty comfortable on either side of it. Something about the way I tend to identify more often with women in fiction than men. Something about how I’ve heard stories from friends who are trans* about their identities and thought “something about that is very familiar”. The fact that I’ve had it often assumed online that I’m a lady has kind of added to that, and I was pretty often tempted to never challenge those assumptions, but there was a lot in that which could’ve been problematic and made me a little self-conscious about it.
But at the same time I felt like that was cheating or something because the fact that I still felt comfortable identifying as a dude, and that’s cis privilege right there, so I kind of felt like it might be appropriative or something to claim I was bi-gender or something because I just wasn’t sure it was right and if doing so would just be a way of denying my privilege. So I haven’t really even talked about this in public.
And yes, it is kind of a huge pattern for me to think it is okay for people to do what’s right for themselves, but I’m not good enough for the same. idk idk, it’s like an intellectual knowledge that i just can’t manage to internalize
I’ve mainly settled on the idea that the actualfax truth is that I’m made uncomfortable by essentialist views of gender and that I probably am a cis dude just caught up in much bigger fights that need to be focused on, because what little bit I may catch for it isn’t nearly what women or trans* folk do and things’ll be better for me as a result of making it better for them. idk idk sometimes i believe that’s all it is, others i’m still not totally sure?
I’m actually really self-conscious about publishing this because it feels kinda like ~oh hey check out this cis dude talking about his gender issues~ :/
I’m not sure if I have a type! But if I do than there’s quite a range to it that she would probably fit somewhere in.
I can be kinda weird about the ways I’m attracted to people, tbh, because a lot of times I don’t even realize how physically attractive someone is until after I already know them and find a lot of things about their personality that attract me. I have had it happen before where it just kinda took me by surprise one day to realize how gorgeous someone I was in a quasi-relationship with at the time was?
It doesn’t necessarily always happen like that though, and while I might find someone physically attractive immediately but there has always been a lot more than just physicality that tends to define my attractions?
honestly i feel like i’m just babbling right now and “attraction” doesn’t look like a word anymore i have a lot of uncertainties surrounding my sexuality tbh
The people in Egypt are under governmental siege. Mubarak regime is banning Facebook, Twitter, and all other popular internet sites Now, the internet are completely blocked in Egypt. Tomorrow the government will block the 3 mobile phone network will be completely blocked.
And there is news that even the phone landlines will be cut tomorrow, to prevent any news agency from following what will happen.
Suez city is already under siege now. The government cut the water supply and electricity, people, including, children and elderly are suffering there now. The patients in hospitals cannot get urgent medical care. The injured protesters are lying in the streets and the riot police are preventing people from helping them. The families of the killed protesters cannot get the bodies of their sons to bury them. This picture is the same in north Saini (El-Sheikh zoyad city) and in western Egypt (Al-salom). The riot police is cracking down on protesters in Ismailia, Alexandria, Fayoum, Shbin Elkoum, and Cairo, the capital, in many neighborhoods across the city.
The government is preparing to crackdown on the protesters in all Egyptian cities. They are using tear gas bombs, rubber and plastic pullets, chemicals like dilutes mustard gas against protesters. Several protesters today have been killed when the armored vehicles of the riot police hit them. Officials in plain clothes carrying blades and knives used to intimidate protesters. Thugs deployed by the Egyptian Ministry of Interior are roaming the streets of Cairo, setting fire on car-wheels as means of black propaganda to demonize protesters and justify police beatings and state torture
All this has been taken place over the past three days during the peaceful demonstrations in Cairo and other cities. Now, with the suspicious silence of the local media and the lack of coverage from the international media, Mubarak and his gang are blocking all the channels that can tell the world about what is happening.
People who call for their freedom need your support and help. Will you give them a hand?
The activists are flooding the net (youtube and other sites) with thousands of pictures and videos showing the riot police firing on armless people. The police started to use ammunition against protesters. 15-year old girl has been injured and another 25 year old man has been shot in the mouth. While nothing of these has appeared in the media, there is more to happen tomorrow. Will you keep silent? Will you keep your mouth shut while seeing all these cruelty and inhumane actions?
We don’t ask for much, just broadcast what is happening
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I was actually homeschooled for most of my life? My parents were (and maybe kinda still are?) basically those kind of Christians and yeah.
This kept until my older brother finally convinced them to let us go to a charter school run by a church we were acquainted with. It was kind of weird? But it was self-paced, so I managed to get out of there quick and graduated a couple months after my sixteenth birthday (my older brother and sister both graduated in those two preceding months).
I’ve always kind of wondered if this didn’t contribute largely to the social awkwardness that I’ve been trying to work through ever since (i’ve made a lot of huge strides but somethings still totally shut me down with crippling shyness) and kind of…negatively prepared me for the real world?
Also there are so many books that mos people read in school that I just never got a chance to! Like I never got to read The Great Gatsby until I was 19 and I always felt I kinda missed out on a lot of things like that.
I really fucking love to sing. Like, I don’t want to toot my own horn or anything, but I have a pretty good ear for pitch and a fairly wide range. I’d love to sing in a band, but all of my attempts to get one going never pan out.
I have exactly three action figures in my possession. They are Captain Jack Sparrow, Madman, and a little Hank figurine that I found when I was working in a department store a few years ago and absolutely had to buy!
i used to own a lot more as a kid but i’m kinda proud that my first action figure to own as an adult was Hank McCoy :3
I used to make a comic before I just ran out of the spoons for it last February. It had been running on and off for five years by then.
The worst part is I still have all of those stories and characters running around in my head begging to get out, but I have no idea how to do so! If I had an artist to work with that would be seriously great, but I wouldn’t be opposed to starting it from scratch if that happened.
I honestly have way more issues than I’m ever willing to admit to either myself or the internet at large. I don’t even know why this is, but I’ve tried theorizing and psychoanalyzing it a lot (lol me) and wonder sometimes how much of it is some kind of internalized fear that I’ll just be whining and seeking attention? idk idk it’s like it’s okay for everyone else to talk about their problems and me to offer what support i can but it’s not okay for me to do the same
It probably also ties into my overthinking things because seriously I almost never say anything without considering it a million times first and then wondering if I should even bother.
The most embarrassing thing I’m willing to admit right now is how goddamn important to me my internet people are to me and that this is basically my only emotional support group even if I don’t really use it for that very often. I quite literally don’t know what I’d do without all of you.
and now i’m pretty seriously freaking out because this is exactly the kind of thing i’m so reluctant to admit all the time and i’m afraid everyone’s going to know how crazy and pathetic i am and that i’m oversharing but here i go hitting “publish” anyway DDDDDDD:
I have a cat named Trasy. He’s a peach-colored striped thing and has been with me about two and a half years now. He used to live under the dumpster of a coffee shop I frequented, and I’d go back there to feed him every day and try to convince him to come home with me. He was just a baby at the time, but he was all alone and I wuvved him.
One evening some folks went back there with a fishing net, caught him and stuffed him in a box. His foot got tangled up in it so they couldn’t get it out. I was friends with, like, all of the baristas there, so one of them alerted me that these people had designs on my little kitty, so after D:-ing for a bit, I went out there and convinced them to let me take him home to my apartment.
It took some doing to get him untangled, especially since he was mad about the whole situation and had half a mind to rip my hands to shreds, but I eventually managed it and he went to hide in my closet while I returned the box and net. He stayed there most of the night, but eventually got comfortable around me and we’ve been happy together ever since!
He is still super-skittish and hides whenever anyone visits me, though.
Here are some hearts. There are three, so you can answer them, or use them to juggle, whichever you prefer.
I cannot drive a car whatsoever. I bugged my parents all the time to teach me, but they never really cared enough? The only time I tried driving on the road I hit a tree, and haven’t been real big on the idea of trying again in the six, seven years since, when my older brother was trying to help me learn.
I was also extremely bitter towards anyone who got a car for their sixteenth birthday when I was a kid.
Also, if she doesn’t “fix” him, then *she* has to change, to self-abnegate, to surrender Truth and Divinity and Feminism to be with a guy who’s all about Secrets and Theophobia and Boys. And if there’s one person who should never change for a man…
I don't want to start drama with that person who really likes Bruce/Diana, but what makes you find Bruce/Diana so gross? I'm not trolling, I just legit have no experience with that ship. Have there been some particularly gross interactions, or is it just that Bruce is a giant douchenozzle, or the power dynamic or the fans?
Just curious because obviously you have a super strong reaction about it, and I trust your opinion a lot. I don't know how to end this without being super sappy, but basically, if you don't like something enough to call it gross and go to bat with fans, I know its for a good reason and I'm guessing its about sj and important stuff, and I really want to know.
P.S. You don't have to answer this publicly if you don't want to, I don't want to get you involved in a troll war for my curiosity.
I don’t mind addressing it publicly, since it’s something I really think is worth addressing. I know you wouldn’t troll about it, and anyone that does I’ll deal with as they come (GOT MY FISTS UP). thefallenblue could prolly fill in any blanks I miss here, it’s been pretty easy to trigger either of us into a rage about this since last January (BLACKEST NIGHT: WONDER WOMAN I AM STILL SIDE-EYEING AT YOU FOREVER).
ANYWAY! I’ve talked about it a few times before here (and if anyone’s reading this and it sounds like things you’ve said before, esp if you’re Mona, Shobo, Kay, or Blue, then it’s probably because you did and i’m reviewing those old conversations to help collect my thoughts), but it’s been a while. It has a lot to do with power dynamics, but mostly meta dynamics as opposed to in-story dynamics, where like Bruce has such a wealth of romantic interests in canon and fandom, Diana’s are so paltry that it puts them on uneven ground, reduces her to just another member of his harem.
And in most cases that’s exactly how fandom treats her in this pairing! It is almost all about what a great prize she’d be for Bruce or how her keen and compassionate nature would be perfect for warming his cold manpain, but it never addresses why Diana would even want the relationship and how it looks from her perspective, it just takes for granted that she would and goes from there!
And when she shipwars over it break out, they are always about who people would rather see Bruce with! Here is a secret for you Tumblr: I do not give an actual fuck about Bruce. But this is all a result of that uneven keel in their history of relationships in canon and fandom! When shipwars break out over who Diana should be with, it’s usually either Bruce or Clark (and Clark, i mean, it’s not as big of a stretch so i wouldn’t fight it as hard, but canon treatment of that one still bugs me for a lot of the same reasons).
What it boils down to is an obvious need in canon and fandom (that’s right everyone, this is on them, sure, but it’s our responsibility too!) of a propagation of Diana’s own harem (of both genders because really why is it not totally canon) and fan-things to support them to bring her to the major-league level she should be at.
IDK IDK I JUST HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT WONDY-SHIPPING SOME SJ-RELATED, IDK ABOUT THE REST but they’re all pretty feelly
Uhhm… I actually have always liked this ship. I don’t appreciate the condescension just because I like the idea of Di and Bruce together.
idk about condescension, but yeah sorry dude, if i’ve got one super-anti-OTP, it’s this. i find it really gross in a lot more than just a “oh no she is just too good for him >:(” way. it has a lot of squicky fandom power dynamics involved that i just cannot get behind and will actively rage against (this is like the only ship i will actually fight anyone on)
Yeah honestly it’s pretty fucking depressing how many of her actual fans seem to think it’s a good idea. :/ But hey Anissa/Grace is winning! Surely if Bruce/Diana gets knocked out in the first round, it’s a sign that there’s hope in the world.
It’s a kinda narrow lead, but I’m oping it’ll stick! Not even gonna lie, I’ve been refreshing it throughout the day. Maybe Gwen's spam will inspire more people to vote for them? :D
I just don’t understand how anybody who likes EITHER of them could ship it. They would make each other miserable! I mean I know a lot of people don’t give a fuck about Diana really, but you’d think that as Bruce fans they’d at least want him happy.
I’m honestly not sure if that much thought is given to it. and grump as i may about people not caring about Diana like i do but it’s kinda worse to me when it’s people shipping it who do care about her because a lot of the time it is :(
and most of the people i’ve met who ship it and don’t care as much about her only know her from dcau or team books idk