29th September, 2014

turkeyinacan:

shoutout to people working weekends and overnights and overtime, people working in hospitality and retail and food service, who are sacrificing time with their loved ones, so fuckers with weekday desk jobs get to live comfortably with the amenities we provide while simultaneously shitting all over us for not getting “real jobs”

(via Some Penguins Turn To A Life Of Crime)

29th September, 2014

crow821:

I’m just all about the angst this weekend. And now.. on to actual arts!!!

… 8-C
So I’m worried about this whole Death of Wolverine thing. (And have been for a bit but it’s getting worse. I haven’t even read what’s been released in the DoW limited series yet but… aaaaaaagh.)

crow821:

I’m just all about the angst this weekend. And now.. on to actual arts!!!

… 8-C

So I’m worried about this whole Death of Wolverine thing. (And have been for a bit but it’s getting worse. I haven’t even read what’s been released in the DoW limited series yet but… aaaaaaagh.)

(via Crow821)

29th September, 2014

infinity-comics:

Nightcrawler v4 #7 cover by Jamie McKelvie

Oh God, I can’t. I seriously… I can’t. I’m going to die of the feels. Kurt is not going to take this well. :P

infinity-comics:

Nightcrawler v4 #7 cover by Jamie McKelvie

Oh God, I can’t. I seriously… I can’t. I’m going to die of the feels. Kurt is not going to take this well. :P

(via Infinity Comics)

29th September, 2014

xekstrin:

#1 tactic emotional abusers will use to get you to comply to their wishes is threatening suicide or self harm, don’t fall for it

If you notice whenever you get real with a person who is treating you like shit, and they immediately shrivel up into this pathetic ball of self loathing so that somehow you’re the one comforting them, they are an emotional abuser.

don’t fall for it

Seven, remember this.

(via I am the Hero in this story)

24th September, 2014

finalowen asks:

Jack doesn't give a damn about binaries because bisexuals don't have to give a damn about binaries. Anyone who says we have to is lying. Also, RTD on Jack's creation: ”I thought: ‘It’s time you introduce bisexuals properly into mainstream television," on his appeal: "a bisexual space pirate swaggering in with guns and attitude and cheek and humour into primetime family viewing - that was enormously attractive to me". On Torchwood: “this is going to be a very bisexual programme”. Just sayin'.

finalowen:

a-fiendish-thingy:

After a bit of debate I’ve chosen to answer this publicly instead of privately because not only do I appreciate that you actually gave me quotes and sources to back up your position on this (especially since the original poster still hasn’t gotten back to me with anything of the sort) but also because I felt it was important to acknowledge some of what’s been about the character from the one of the creators himself. That said, I still feel that the way he was WRITTEN and the end result of how it played onscreen really points a lot more to omnisexual (or pansexual) than bisexual. (I can explain why I personally still feel this way but a.) this’ll get much longer than it already is and b.) I’m already kicking myself for letting myself get sucked into a Tumblr debate.) I also have to wonder how much RTD knows about the pan or omni labels versus the bisexual/homosexual/heterosexual labels and their intertwined relationship in the eye of mainstream society. (Because let’s face it: When MOST people hear “pansexual” they probably think we’re getting it on with kitchenware. XD )

That said, I offer a sincere and respectful thank you for replying to my request for something that backs up your beliefs.

Your message raised some more questions for me, however. Before I go into them though, I want to point out how frustrating this whole conversation is for me. Why? Because I freaking HATE labels. Labels are for soup cans, not people, and trying to fit a complex human being into a nice, neat little label is problematic to say the least, not to mention stifling. But here I am, apparently arguing on behalf of a label. You can see why this is personally frustrating. So let me say this: I consider the matter I’m breaching here to be one of semantics rather than “OMG WHAT ARE YOU?? WHICH BOX DO YOU FIT IN??”. Because it’s not up to me which box you’re in. (If you’re in a box at all. XD Who needs boxes either?) That’s an entirely personal matter and I respect the right to define your identity for yourself.

However, I’ll admit that your message caused me some degree of confusion, mainly because the very word “bisexual”, when etymologically examined, refers specifically to the concept of two (as the root “bi”=”two” or “both”, to my admittedly passing knowledge of Latin). Okay, I’ve been reading up on articles about why the criticisms of bisexual identification reinforcing a false binary are incorrect. I’ve also been talking to friends, one of whom identifies (identified? It’s complicated.) as bisexual and we’ve had some really enlightening discussions about the wonderful complexities that make up human sexuality and identification. In the end, it’s your call as to what you identify with and no one else’s. But I’ll admit that I don’t entirely get why one who doesn’t acknowledge a gender/sex/other various binary would identify themselves by a term that specifically makes a binary division. I’m not saying “OMG wrong!”. I’m just saying “I don’t get it. Explain why?” Is there a reason why you don’t identify as pan or omni or… anything else, for that matter? Hell, I still wonder why most people choose any label — see above rant. ;P

If you’re still reading this, kudos. You’ve made it to the end of one of my long and rambling messages. It’s 2am right now and I’ve almost forgotten why I thought it was a good idea to engage in a hot-button Tumblr debate (if one can call this such a thing), let alone what my initial point was. Hopefully I didn’t word-fail in any of this; if I sound like an ass, rest assured that it’s unintentional.

Again, thanks for actually supporting your argument instead of repeating yourself like the OP. As I mentioned earlier, I far prefer reasoned and respectful discussion to condescension and blind insistence without stated reasons.

First off, let me just say that I fully understand why the OP repeated themself, because there doesn’t really need to be any justification of Jack being a bisexual character. In an ideal world, there wouldn’t even be a question of it, and people wouldn’t deny that a character made for bisexual representation was bisexual. Now, I’ve got all these quotes on my page ready to access and pull out when these arguments happen, so it’s fairly simple for me to post them, but this isn’t the first time this debate has come up, and it won’t be the last, and sometimes it is just bloody infuriating to deal with. I’m assuming you haven’t been through this debate several times over, which is why it just comes across as insistence and condescension to you, but it’s much more just… Dreariness at the repetitiveness of it all.

But anyway, hopefully this can be a teaching moment more than anything else. I’m going to start out by saying that there are people who have far better explanations of things I say here, and “Bi: Notes For A Bisexual Revolution" by Shiri Eisner is a fascinating and pretty comprehensive read that will help a lot. But anyway, here we go, under a cut for length.

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(via The Final Zone)