Shasta

Apr 21
pouringkerosene:

notacolorfulhero:

castielssam:

There is a new show on MTV premiering on Tuesday, April 22, and this is the basic summary.
I am bisexual, but I lean more towards girls, and it isn’t fair MTV has created a show like this. High school students who have come out as gay/lesbian/bisexual/etc have been shunned, bullied, kicked out from their homes, and some go the dark route of self harm and suicidal tendencies. I would know, I’ve been there. Lesbianism is not a method to gain popularity. This whole show is the equivalent of a high school boy’s idea of lesbian women.
As many people know, there are a lot of people who over-sexualize lesbian and bisexual women for the purpose of entertainment and it is so fucking ridiculous and insulting. 
She has started a Twitter hashtag — #BanMTVsFakingIt — and I would so appreciate if someone were to do something to help. 
This is one of the most demeaning, disgusting, unrealistic things to ever hit television, and it hasn’t even premiered yet. It is only going to make people assume more stupid ass shit about lesbians and bisexual women and this fucking treatment has to stop.

It’s a fucking MTV original series. Who gives a fuck.

Anyone who’s ever been put down for their sexuality. Any bisexual who’s been told their sexuality isn’t real and that it’s just an excuse to “be a slut”. Anyone who’s been told their sexuality is just a phase. Anyone who’s gay son or daughter has been bullied to the point of hurting or killing themselves. I care. Anyone who supports LGBT equality should care. If you honestly disagree, unfollow me right now.

pouringkerosene:

notacolorfulhero:

castielssam:

There is a new show on MTV premiering on Tuesday, April 22, and this is the basic summary.

I am bisexual, but I lean more towards girls, and it isn’t fair MTV has created a show like this. High school students who have come out as gay/lesbian/bisexual/etc have been shunned, bullied, kicked out from their homes, and some go the dark route of self harm and suicidal tendencies. I would know, I’ve been there. Lesbianism is not a method to gain popularity. This whole show is the equivalent of a high school boy’s idea of lesbian women.

As many people know, there are a lot of people who over-sexualize lesbian and bisexual women for the purpose of entertainment and it is so fucking ridiculous and insulting. 

She has started a Twitter hashtag — #BanMTVsFakingIt — and I would so appreciate if someone were to do something to help. 

This is one of the most demeaning, disgusting, unrealistic things to ever hit television, and it hasn’t even premiered yet. It is only going to make people assume more stupid ass shit about lesbians and bisexual women and this fucking treatment has to stop.

It’s a fucking MTV original series. Who gives a fuck.

Anyone who’s ever been put down for their sexuality. Any bisexual who’s been told their sexuality isn’t real and that it’s just an excuse to “be a slut”. Anyone who’s been told their sexuality is just a phase. Anyone who’s gay son or daughter has been bullied to the point of hurting or killing themselves. I care. Anyone who supports LGBT equality should care. If you honestly disagree, unfollow me right now.

Apr 20
rooshoes:

THIS IS MAKING ME PHYSICALLY ILL

rooshoes:

THIS IS MAKING ME PHYSICALLY ILL

Apr 20

quote Twilight has problems with misogyny and with abusive relationships. I don’t want to sugar-coat that. But if you, dear reader, are going around saying that Twilight is proof that girls are all stupid-heads who want a brooding vampire to stalk and abuse them, then you are being misogynistic.

In all my years of life, I have never heard anyone seriously speculate that the popularity of femme fatales in fiction means that all men secretly yearn for an abusive relationship; yet in the time since Twilight was released, I have heard the meme that all girls wish to be abused more times than I can count. This is a failure of understanding the difference between fantasy and reality, and it is a “failure” that conveniently props up existing misogynistic narratives about how women who stay with abusers stay because they secretly want to be abused rather than because they are groomed (by both their abuser and the larger society) to stay with their abuser, and because society does not empower them to leave. This is a comforting lie we tell ourselves because it’s easier to blame abuse victims than acknowledge that we are failing them.

Ana Mardoll’s Ramblings: Twilight: Abuse and Attention (via michaelblume)

This, and ditto for “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

(via pervocracy)

ditto for yaoi

although with yaoi more separation is provided between the female reader (target audience) and the characters due to gender (which is v important to the genre, but yeah)

As much as I hate The Twilight Saga, I cannot agree more.

(via the-feminist-fangirl)

Apr 19

abby-howard:

Today’s Junior Scientist Power Hour is all about ladies and their weird periods! What are periods? We don’t really know. But you can always tell when a woman is on her period because she has opinions that men don’t like, and sometimes they get mad!

It’s not like women get mad any other times, or that even if a woman is on her period, you should still listen to the words she says and not write them off as “crazy uterus talk”

Apr 19

hi osaka <3 

Apr 15
rowdymonster:

Finally got around to taking decent shots of most of my current stock!Bandanas vary in size from 20”-30”, and cost 15$ for 20-24” and 20$ for 25”-30”. Worldwide shipping is free with each one :DInterested in what we have in stock? Visit http://rowdymonster.storenvy.com/

rowdymonster:

Finally got around to taking decent shots of most of my current stock!

Bandanas vary in size from 20”-30”, and cost 15$ for 20-24” and 20$ for 25”-30”. Worldwide shipping is free with each one :D

Interested in what we have in stock? Visit http://rowdymonster.storenvy.com/

Apr 09

robothyenawasteland:

jchastain:

othartryggvassen:

lora-does-things:

I got distracted doing my Western Metroid concept art project for school when I was trying to find out Samus’ height. Turns out in some official art for Super Metroid (1994) she’s described as such:

The Power Suit hides a strong, muscular woman. Samus is nearly six feet, three inches tall and weighs nearly 200 pounds.

Then it lists the exact numbers as 6’3” and 198lbs. That’s what’s “hidden” by the suit, not with the suit, as some people on the internet seem to be suggesting. If you look at the illustration, the suit doesn’t add much to her height anyway.

So anyway the point of all this is that Samus is now 5’3” and that sucks. I can’t find where this stat came from but it’s being quoted by several fans online, and if you obsessively compare screenshots from SSBB like I did, you’ll find that it’s accurate to the inch when she’s standing next to the 6’ tall Snake. So that blows. I think the 6’3” Samus seems way more likely to be an ex-soldier turned bounty hunter who pilots a power suit and doesn’t take shit from anyone. Also she’s a babe.

Disclaimer: I haven’t played a game in the Metroid series since the SNES, all knowledge from the internet, take this with a grain of salt.

This is a thing that’s legit been bugging me for a long ass time

This height and weight is still canon, so why in Other M is everyone at LEAST two heads taller?

http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110906100255/metroid/images/7/7a/Samus_PD.jpg

BUILT TO DESTROY

If I’m interpreting my Metroid history/mythology correctly… (and the fact that I’ve played most of them)

Samus was orphaned at a young age and taken in by a highly advanced race of bird-warriors called the Chozo, and fostered on a *LOW-GRAVITY* planet. She was given medicine and nutritional care far in excess of anything the Galactic Federation could offer on any human world or colony. IN ADDITION—these twelve-foot tall, monstrous genome warriors INFUSED HER WITH CHOZO DNA, having absolutely no ethical or moral compulsion against gene therapy (we’re talking about a species so advanced they got BORED of techo-futuristic dwellings and started living in STONE TEMPLES FOR KICKS.)

Young Samus, having no context by which she may protest was totally OK with this and, presumably, underwent weapons training, survival training, and continued gene manipulation INTO HER 20s. I reiterate: the Chozo started treatment on her before puberty, meaning the numbers she reached upon adulthood were probably THE LOW END of what the Chozo assumed they could SAFELY do to ANY HUMAN’S bone density / musculature (on a low-gravity planet) before the results became dangerous outliers in their advanced projections. 

FUTHERMORE (And here we get into Metroid Prime’s mythos), the Chozo were a fatalistic, even nihilistic species who predicted their own downfall through mysticism and scientific analysis. Their records refer to Samus as “The Newborn,” and “The Hatchling,” and as the one predestined NOT to save them, but to bring “wrath,” down upon their enemies. 

The Chozo turned Samus into a gigantic murder machine, gave her a power suit composed of some of the most advanced technology in the known galaxy, and pushed her out the door to work as a bounty hunter for the Galactic Federation under the pretenses of capital gain but really TO TAKE VIOLENT REVENGE ON EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEIR FOES. They made her into a Space Marine in a setting bereft of anything resembling a Space Marine.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why 6’5” is honestly lowballing it on her height (I’d put it at 7’5”, with avian features and crazy pinfeathers everywhere), why Samus is amazing, why devs need to Google human biology better, and why Metroid: Other M is NOT CANON.

And this, game devs, is why you need to sit everyone down on your team and make them watch some youtube videos of the Women’s events in the Olympics, and then put these in everyone’s bookmarks. Your future demographic gains thank you (WITH $$$$$).

Apr 07

Lessons from reading ten thousand police reports →

extremelytrivialpolicereports:

• The vast majority of calls are about nonviolent issues and do not end in an arrest or really anything.

• Surprisingly common crime: scrap metal theft.

• Surprisingly uncommon crime: violence between strangers. This isn’t an actual statistic, but based on what I’ve seen, I’d say there’s about…

Apr 07

carryonmy-assbutt:

penishole:

LAUGHING OUT LOUD SO FUCKIN LOUDLY HOLY SHITTT

you mean a bird of seduction 

Apr 07