i have many feelings about this water-cooler, and how hardcore she is
y’all should be reading skin horse
This just in: I empathize so much with this helicopter that I started crying.
haha watching atla for kyoshi reference caps and
im watching without sound, solely to get caps of a single character with like four appearances
and i still cried because i love aang so much
Not to mention the whole damn town gets cursed
he doesn’t just DIE, he’s lynched because the Gaston-equivalent sees them together and the whole town is horribly racist and that’s why she starts killing people
I WILL DEFEND THESE TWO TO THE GRAVE
okay but what is this frommmmmmm
And don’t underestimate the importance of BODY LANGUAGE
The Little Mermaid
sara just showed up on my blog from a completely unrelated source. :3
my partner tried to call me a sweetheart the other day but he misspelled it and I read it as “sweetbeard” and then I decided that this is what dwarf couples call each other
so, naturally, here are two dwarves on a date
A bunch of birdies.
Chickens, by Alexandre Ka.
I LOVE THEM
dear sweet merciful arceus
there are plenty of things i find sexy in a fictional context but not in real life.
for instance: boys.
For a lot of LGBTQ people, avoiding marking gender when talking about ourselves or others is really important and sometimes essential to survival. Spanish is a language that marks gender in its adjectives and nouns, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to talk around it.
1. Choose gender neutral words
You’re probably thinking that this doesn’t exist in Spanish, and obviously all words have a grammatical gender; however, that doesn’t mean that they mark a specific gender in whoever you’re talking about. Good examples are persona, gente, and pareja. Obviously any adjectives will have to agree with the gender of these words.
2. Drop your subject pronouns
You should be doing this anyway when you’re speaking Spanish, but after mentioning someone’s name or using one of the gender neutral words from before, omit él or ella when referring to them again.
3. Avoid adjectives where possible by rephrasing
Instead of saying soy profesor you can say imparto clases, or if you’re describing yourself as aventurer@, you can say something like me gustan/molan las aventuras. You can also use an adjective but in combination with persona, for example, soy una persona activa. If smoeone asks you where you’re from you can say Soy de… to avoid gendering yourself with an adjective.
4. Adjectives that end in e or in consontants are your friends
These adjectives don’t change depending on gender, which makes them very helpful. Examples include alegre, triste, feliz, afable, amable, infantil, juvenil, joven, etc.
5. Expressions with tener
A lot of times English speakers especially want to express these concepts with the verb to be (I’m hungry/tired/thirsty), but in Spanish they happen with tener followed by a noun, which means no gender! Examples: tener hambre, sed, sueño, rabia, mala leche, etc.
This is just some basic advice based on my experiences talking around gender in Spain. For me, it’s mostly been avoiding mentioning the gender of my partner, but I believe some of this is relevant to non-binary people as well. If anyone has more advice, please feel free to share!
No actress in my designs will be made to feel self conscious. My designs will not make any woman of any age or shape lose self esteem or question the value of their own body and selves. If possible, my designs will boost confidence and body positivity and love.
And I will tear to shreds and director or production manager that attempts otherwise. with. my. teeth.
one of the things the cabaret director that i hated did was try to make me put one of the actors in a costume the actor had explicitly told me he wouldn’t be comfortable in
i told the director that i was going to do a work-around so the actor could be comfy as well as fitting in the design, and the director was like “omg no don’t ever let an actor dictate the design”
as if not putting this dude in something that bared his chest was a huge hardship to me (and was somehow more important than this guy feeling super self-conscious throughout rehearsals and performances instead of being able to do his job)