the worst thing about brokeback mountain is how they turned it into a joke here was a high profile drama with a-list actors and lgbt protagonists and then everybody just wrote it off and labeled it as “that gay cowboy movie” when they aren’t even gay cowboys they’re bisexual shepherds this is why we can’t have nice things
do you see this picture?
this is a photo of one of the most important and happiest moments of my life. this is from last december when i was able to visit arkansas to see my girlfriend sarah ignitevale for the very first time. before meeting her on tumblr, i had never been able to really connect with someone like i have with her. she loves me for me - no matter what i’m going through or my problems or the way i look or my weight or how i feel about myself and i never ever thought i would get that from anyone. i honestly never thought i would find someone who could love me but i did and even though distance has been hard to deal with this last year, we’ve continued to make it.
with that being said, i’m sort of stooping to a new low here. last year, after my dad died, my followers on tumblr helped raised enough money for my grandmother and i to pay the bills and i had never seen such an outpouring of support before. so i’m going to try that route again - i really can’t afford to go see sarah all on my own. last year i had help paying for the hotel from a friend, but he’s out of my life now and since i hope to stay a little longer, things are going to be a bit more pricey. i would love to get enough money from this to pay for the trip completely without asking my grandmother to pay for it, but i understand that money isn’t easy for everyone. i completely understand this, trust me - we can barely pay bills most of the time. but i need to see my girlfriend. i miss her so much that it hurts most nights and i don’t want to go any longer without holding her hand.
so if you could donate something - no matter how little it is - to help me out, i would appreciate it so much. i don’t know how to repay you; i could write you a fic or something but honestly, i don’t have any talent. mostly i could just give you my love and appreciation forever because you’ll be donating to love and mushy stuff.
please, if you can find it in your heart to give, think about doing so. or just reblog this so people can see and maybe they will want to give. it’s early september and i’ve got until early december to raise a good chunk of money. i just hope this works out.
(if the link has problems please message me ASAP so i can fix it. i tend to have problems with paypal a lot)
An end to plastic packaging poisoning us and all the life that feeds off the ocean is very very possible.
Independent packaging project for perishable goods:
Is it reasonable that it takes several years for a milk carton to decompose naturally, when the milk goes sour after a week? This Too Shall Pass is a series of food packaging were the packaging has the same short life-span as the foods they contain. The package and its content is working in symbiosis.
Gel of the agar agar seaweed and water are the only components used to make this package. To open it you pick the top. The package will wither at the same speed as its content. It is made for drinks that have a short life span and needs to be refrigerated, fresh juice, smoothies and cream for example.
Package made of biodegradable beeswax. To open it you peel it like a fruit. The package is designed to contain dry goods, for example grains and rice.
A package made of caramelized sugar, coated with wax. To open it you crack it like an egg. When the material is cracked the wax do no longer protect the sugar and the package melts when it comes in contact with water. This package is made for oil-based food.
My boss has a two year old son and this is in his bathroom I’m laughing so hard omg
you only have 5 seconds to save them and you chose to take a photo
(Source: , via thinkingaboutyouasalways)
she was dressed modestly to begin with though wtf
But obviously girl knees are so much more psychologically problematic to a developing adolescent than watching adults wield and flex the ability to humiliate powerless children with the excuse that the knees of children are inherently sexually stimulating
Dear pan and ace people,
Fckh8 have said they’re going to bring out products for pan and ace people in light of this summer’s giant fuckup.
PLEASE DON’T BUY THEM.
FCKH8 have a long history of being a horrible organisation, focussed solely on cis gays and lesbians (and maybe bisexuals sometimes too). Check out http://stopfckh8.tumblr.com for info on lots of the shit they’ve done.
They aren’t creating these products because they suddenly care about pan and ace people. They’ve just seen that there’s a market for this stuff, and what FCKH8 cares about isn’t LGBTQ+ people, it’s money.
Please don’t fund this horrible, for-profit company. They don’t truly care about LGBTQ+ people, and they don’t deserve our support.
saying “that’s how things are” is incredibly useless when talking about social issues because yes, we are aware that that’s how things are, and we don’t like it, that’s the whole point
congratulations on providing no useful input to the conversation
In case anyone missed it this busy holiday/con-filled weekend, this is an interview with Steve Jaros, Creative Director at Volition, about his thoughts on critiques and criticisms of the Saints Row series.
He speaks for himself, but his views reflect those of our company (anyone that attended GaymerX’s Designing Inclusive Games panel will recognize the position). And it’s something that many people at Volition, not just Steve, believe strongly in and are actively working on improving.
We’ve made mistakes in the past, we’re trying to do better, but we’ve still got a lot of room for improvement. Critiques like Anita’s are an important part of our continued improvement because “it’s fair to be called out on your shit.”
Volition proving once again why they are decent and relevant.
Saints Row went from a GTA clone where you could only play a dude, to one of the most inclusive and fun franchises of our time.
rosalind franklin discovered the double helix in dna but her research was stolen by two men before she could properly share the information and now watson and crick are famous for what she spent years studying
Plus she developed ovarian cancer that was most likely caused by radiation from the HUNDREDS of hours spent using x ray crystallography to ascertain the structure. She literally worked herself to death to be a footnote in most genetics textbooks.