*pedals away from bad vibes*
give Cas catharsis 2k14
give Cas a break 2k14
give Cas friends (that don’t then die later) 2k14
stop beating and torturing Cas 2k14
stop forcing Cas into gross dudebro mold 2k14
friendly reminder that the first usage of singular they cited in the OED is in 1526
friendly reminder that Shakespeare, Austen, Thackeray, and Shaw all used singular they
friendly reminder that “his or her” constructions exclude many trans individuals
friendly reminder that if you argue that singular they is “grammatically incorrect”, you are putting adherence to an arbitrary system of rules higher than the wellbeing of actual humans
can we please acknowledge this ignorance
'90% of my audience is minorities', it's the same as saying 'I have a black friend, I'm not racist'
One day, you will return the dust you’ve borrowed from this old, old universe.
But until then,
Someone asked for a picture of the tattoo Misha drew on me- so here it is, and here’s the story.
At Dallas Con in 2013, I decided to go out on a limb and ask Misha to draw on me. I have lots of scars on this arm, and I wanted to cover them up with something that would be uplifting.
So at the cocktail party, I brought a Sharpie and asked the girls at my table if it would be okay if I asked Misha to do this; they were awesome in that they not only didn’t mind, but they asked Misha for me before I could even get the words out.
Misha said he’d do it, and I sat beside him and offered my arm, though it was too dark to see the scars. I threw the idea out there of him drawing angel wings and…he started drawing a fish. I was pretty confused till he added the wings and halo and deemed it an “angelfish”. I went and got the tattoo the next day, so it was pretty much exact.
So this year, I wanted so badly to thank him that I decided to go for the meet and greet, and I actually won a spot. When he saw the tattoo, he actually held my arm to get a closer look, and said it was awesome. :D I got to not only say thank you, but also explain why I asked him to do the drawing in the first place- to which he responded with a very tight hug.
So yeah, that’s the whole story. And it worked- every time I glance at my arm, I don’t think of the scars. I think of random acts of kindness, I think of the wonderful insanity of GISHWHES, and it reminds me to be a better person and gives me strength.
Plus, I always laugh when I think about the fact that I have an awful pun tattooed on my arm. :P
Commission of sam + sunflowers for buticancarryyou :)
The Spirit of Winter
A collection of winter photos shot between 2012-2014 by Finnish photographer Mikko Lagerstedt.
I would know him in death, at the end of the world.