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Bad, Complex, and Dude: 1:42 PM Tweet Alexandra Erin Retweeted Audrey @Turbocrit Gamer dudes are wild they'll play a game about overthrowing a corrupt monarch but if there's 1 gay character in it then it's "too political" 8/25/17, 1:50 PM 4,764 Retweets 11.6K Likes Audrey Turbocrit 14h Replying to @Turbocrit Not to mention the whole "having a gay/trans character in a high fantasy setting is completely unrealistic. Also here's some dragons" thing 8 237 829 WC @Hexy27Bernie1 7h Tweet your reply definitelygayrpgideas: definitelygayrpgideas: thesallowbeldam: kirinandvlindertje: vaishino: atomic-darth: pupperoni-pizza: didntfitthenarrative: mitch-turn: Sweet generalization. It’s not about whether a character is trans or gay. Gay characters make sense. People have been gay for millennia. Trans however. Not the case. In a high fantasy setting, how in the balls are they going to perform surgery where they change the sex of the character??? It makes no sense at all. They’d have to explain it. And remember, this is high fantasy, Game of Thrones is also in that category. This is a time where they would reach into your body with an object strikingly similar to a salad tossing spoon to yank out a small piece of arrowhead. Pretty sure they hadn’t figured out a surgery as complex as a sex change… The people complaining that there aren’t enough gay/trans people in stuff like this are just as bad if not moreso than the people who complain about gay/trans people being in stuff like this. Create your own fantasy world filled with nothing but gay/trans people. Make it so that being heterosexual is the minority. All the power to you. Good luck trying to create it. You don’t have to have surgery to be transgender. Lots of transgender people don’t. Transgender people, people who identify with the gender not corresponding with their birth sex, have existed before the surgery. And the existence of and recognition of a third sex or dual sex existed in pre-modern times in lots of places are the world.So, for one, your “how in the balls are they going to perform surgery“ question doesn’t actually matter. They don’t need to in order for transgender people to exist.But if they did want to include transgender people who undergo physical changes to reflect their gender/sexual identity, in a HIGH FANTASY world, there’s actually a really easy answer to that: *ahem* “How are you going to make someone trans in a fantasy setting full of magic spells, potions, and artifacts?” shout out to the elixir of sex shift for covering more than just a gender binary. also lets not forget that in ye old days (aka time of the ancient greeks (aka the bc years)) that people drank the urine of pregnant mares to feminize themselves. like, trans people find a way ;) …the fucking Sumerians had trans people, brosky. Sumerians. They didn’t even have fucking iron, but they had trans women. dude lemme find you a fucking. girdle of sex change from 1st edition woah what’s that?? the first edition efreet cover??? OH HEY ITS A FUCKING GIRDLE OF SEX CHANGE AND THERES ALSO A POSSIBILITY IT REMOVES ALL SEX CHARACTERISTICS FROM THE WEARER it’s on page 145 of the dmg 1st ed. want an easier-to-read screenshot of a pdf?? tldr fuck you it’s pride month welcome back to “tldr fuck you” anyways dnd says trans nb rights
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Alive, Animals, and Cats: Meg OVeganMegane Vegans who feed their pets meat: u guys have gotta see the bigger picture. We shouldn't support animal exploitation w/ our money That's it. 7/13/16, 10:50 PM aer @thelilmermade @VeganMegane yes um so how would I feed my cat? 7/13/16, 11:02 PM lI VIEW TWEET ACTIVITY Meg @VeganMegane @thelilmermade is your cat male or 7m female? :) check out this website for more info: vegancats.com/ veganfaq.php Meg @VeganMegane @thelilmermade I know you want to best for your companion, and I won't deny that there are risks, but you can minimise those risks! 5m someoneintheshadow456: nautica-the-savant: marbledmartin: thegrumpymathematician: nunyabizni: sarcasmsuitsme: skypig357: iswearimnotnaked: hi hello CATS!!!! CANNOT!!!! BE VEGAN!!!!! i cannot believe i have to fucking say this. dogs are omnivore and IF YOUR VET APPROVES your pooch MAY be able to go on an APPROVED(!!!!!) commercial vegan dog food like the brand “v-dog” which has all the essential vitamins, protein, etc. (the oldest record winning dogs have been vegan) cats are CARNIVORE and cannot fucking live on a vegan diet. a vet would laugh in your face and probably find some way to have your pet taken away from you because you’re obviously not fit to have an animal if you think you can feed a cat a diet based on your own ethics i’m vegan but this is so fucking harmful. it’s about minimizing your harm, not putting your animals on risky diets in an attempt to be perfect. DON’T FUCKING DO THIS TO YOUR PETS Idiot people If you see someone you know doing this, report them for animal cruelty and neglect. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This posts, and many of the notes on it, are bothering me. Ladies, gentlemen, esteemed colleagues from outside the confines of the gender binary; gather ‘round. Let’s throw some science in this joint. 1. Humans. Humans are not cats. Humans are not dogs. One would think this obvious, but people have a tendency to attempt such interspecies comparisons when discussing diet. Humans are order omnivora; we have essentially evolved in a manner that attempts to give us as much dietary flexibility as possible. We do, however, require a substance called B12 (or cobalamin), which is extremely important for brain and nervous system functions, as well as the synthesis of DNA and the construction of red blood cells. We cannot produce this vitamin ourselves–no animal, plant, or fungus can. The enzymes used in cobalamin production are essentially unique to bacteria and archaea–some species of which hang out in the digestive tracks of other animals. We get cobalamin in a roundabout way from fish, shellfish, meat, eggs, milk, and dairy products. While there is no naturally-occurring, vegan source of the vitamin that has been demonstrated effective in a human study of statistically significant sample size, effective synthetic forms do exist and can be used as a substitute.  Cyanocobalamin is one of the most common and is frequently found in fortified foods and vitamins. In short: Humans are omnivores. Humans have evolved for dietary flexibility, including viable vegetarianism. Humans did not evolve for veganism (be extremely suspicious of people who tell you that we did, as they are lying), but due to modern technologies, veganism is also a viable diet that humans can thrive on, should they so choose. 2. Cats. Cats are order carnivora. Cats require (amongst other things) an amino acid called taurine. We’re not quite sure how, exactly, but we know that it’s extremely important to feline heart wall tissue, retinal tissue, and brain tissue amongst other things. Cats cannot manufacture their own taurine, and must get it from other sources–primarily shellfish, fish and meat. Taurine breaks down when heated, so feeding your cat a home-cooked diet rich in this foods is also not necessarily a good idea (talk to a vet). Secondary (read: SUPPLEMENTARY. NOT A SOLE SOURCE OF TAURINE.) sources of taurine for cats include dairy, eggs, and seaweed- or yeast-based taurine supplements. In nature, cats don’t really need to worry about getting enough taurine, because (as you may have noticed), taurine sources are indeed the things that cats tend to catch and eat. However, a cat that lives in a human household is dependent on humans for food, and sometimes humans are utter fucktrucks. In short: Cats are obligate carnivores. Their primary source of nutrition is meat. They must eat meat, preferably as close to raw as possible. They have digestive tracks designed for digesting meat. There are vegan/vegetarian cat kibbles on the market. Do not buy them. Your cat is neither vegan nor vegetarian, and if you adjust their diet as if they were, you are a terrible person who is harming and possibly killing your pet. You suck. End of discussion. 3. Dogs. Dogs are slightly more nuanced here. They are facultative carnivores–meaning that they optimally should eat meat, but can survive on other things if resources are scare. Dogs also need the amino acid taurine, but can technically manufacture it themselves if the proper building blocks are in their diets. They also need vitamin D–D3 is preferable, but D2 can be used to some degree. Dogs are somewhere between us (the true omnivore) and the cat (the true carnivore). A vegan or vegetarian diet will keep a dog alive, certainly, but is unlikely to allow your pet to thrive as it lacks the recommended nutrients. You should probably be feeding your dog meat. The exception here–some dogs are allergic to conventional dog foods, or find symptoms of certain diseases alleviated by vegetarianism. In this case, a veterinarian (not you, layperson, I mean an actual trained veterinarian) may determine that the benefits of putting your dog on a vegetarian/vegan diet outweigh those of feeding your dog meat. This is relatively rare, but does occasionally happen. And no, actually, the oldest dog is not vegan–Bramble is the only dog on this list that I found had some indication of veganism. The oldest dog on record is an Australian Kelpie named Maggie, who was not vegan. It is more likely that Bramble lived that long despite the veganism, not because of it. In short: If a vet thinks that your dog may be allergic to dog food/require a special diet and recommends you try feeding it a vegetarian/vegan diet, listen to your vet. Otherwise? Dogs are carnivora. They do need vegetables and other sources of nutrients, but their optimal fuel, as it were, is meat. Your dog needs meat to be happy. Fucking feed your dog.  Now, I did manage to find two veterinarians who disagree with every other study I dug up and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Their articles are here and here. They don’t really have sources, and are essentially wholly dependent on anecdotal evidence (“my dog is a vegetarian and hasn’t died!”), but for those of you data cherry-pickers reading this, there you go.  As a rule, dogs and cats need meat. If that makes you uncomfortable, that is your problem, not theirs. If you try to implement a vegan or vegetarian diet for your pets because you implemented one for yourself, you shouldn’t have those pets. That is animal abuse. (By the way, those of you not feeding your cats and non-allergic dogs the food they need to survive and thrive? What the fuck is wrong with you? Do you not love your pets?) TL;DR If you do not want a pet that must be fed meat, you should under no circumstances acquire a cat or a dog. Thank you for your time. Rebloobing for the more detailed info on B12 and obligate carnivore vs true omnivores Always reblog. Dear Vegans, If you’re not willing to at least feed your dogs and cats commercial food, get a rabbit or a parrot.
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Beer, Shoes, and Tumblr: diversity "When you look at craft beer, it's really white and it's really male. Women are starting to get in there, but it's white women, too. When I go into a bar, and I look around, everyone's there...it's like, why aren't you represented in the peo- ple who make the beer?" she explained. "My push with the website] is that it's a conversation. It's not just me showing up yelling at people that you need more people of colour, you need more wom en, you need more queer [people]. Let's just talk about it." beer industry This project, however, wasn't just an overnight decision. As a queer woman of colour, Navarro has always been trying to make space for everyone in the Ontario craft beer industry, with a specific focus on gender identity, race, sexuality, etc. Beer is not a guy's thing anymore There's a tone of female sales reps, there's a tone of female brewers," Na- varro said JULY 2018 II @THECOMMUNITYED HOW DIVERSE IS YOUR BEER? FORMER KW BASED BEER REP EMBARKS ON NEW PROJECT <p><a href="https://egalitarian-gamer.tumblr.com/post/176426152109/unaffiliatedpangolin-feminismisahatemovement" class="tumblr_blog">egalitarian-gamer</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://unaffiliatedpangolin.tumblr.com/post/175600733132/feminismisahatemovement-yes-even-beer-is-sexist" class="tumblr_blog">unaffiliatedpangolin</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://feminismisahatemovement.tumblr.com/post/175599904628/yes-even-beer-is-sexist-and-racist-now-next" class="tumblr_blog">feminismisahatemovement</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Yes, <i>even </i>beer is sexist and racist now.</p> <h2>“NEXT WEEK:<i> </i>ARE YOUR TOWELS TRANSPHOBIC?”<br/></h2> </blockquote> <p>“How LGBTAAIOPQQ Friendly Is Your Stamp Collection?”</p> <p>“Does Your Lawn Show That You Are A Feminist Ally?”</p> <p>“Does Your Brand Of Canned Soup Challenge The Gender Binary?”<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>“Are your shoes Nazis?”</p> <p>“Is your toilet paper cisgendered and white?”</p> <p>“Is your spaghetti sauce homophobic?”</p> <p>“Do your cleaning supplies break heteronormative gender roles?”</p> </blockquote> <p>“Is your couch gender fluid?”</p><p>“How queer is your refrigerator?”</p><p>“Is your cat litter socially conscious?”</p>
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Feminism, Food, and Fucking: AT&T 6:29 PM FEMAISH This is a blog ran by two strong empowered otherkin, plantkin women. Our pronouns are bun, bunself and tree, Tree'm/ Treeself Plantsexual, Asexual and binary destroyers. POSTS LIKES FOLLOWING ll AT&T 6:30 PM hellyeahfatfem... Follow Plantkin Currently bun am in a consensual relationship with a park tree. This tree is a willow however it identifies as an oak type tree. Bun know because being plant kin bun could hear the tree saying this. Oak told me that he identifies as male and uses male based pronouns. Oak prefers to be reffered to as a forest type tree #plantkin #otherkin #nature #pronouns #gender binary #gender #gaygr #gay man #gay #bi #bisexual Bun's partners Bun have 3 consensual partners that are all genderfluid, due to the fact that we are all gender fluid we are in a bi polygamous relationship since each day we may identify as different genders sometimes we swap genders. #biseuxal #bi #gay #gaygirl #gaymen #homosexual #gender #feminism #fat #gender fluid #gender fluidity ll AT&T 6:30 PM hellyeahfatfem... a Follow #biseuxal #bi #gay #gaygirl #gaymen #homosexual #gender #feminism #fat #gender fluid #gender fluidity Triggered at the store AGAIN Here is what is VERY problematic that bun have noticed in most food stores. They simply have the food there yet they do NOT have full representation for plantkin and otherkins among us. As a plant kin bun try to sustain on sunlight as much as bun can. However being stuck in this human shell is not easy so in order to not feel as triggered when bun enter the grocery store bun would appreciate a sun isle in which us plantkin can photosynthesize and at least feel like the kin we know we are deep down. Its the 21st century people!!! #otherkin #plantkin #food #feminism #fat #fatgirl #fatbabe #sexy #plants #plantlife #nature #foodstagram #help 1 note I’m a proud, fat, plantkin
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Advice, Bad, and Celtic: FOLLOW DESTGNING CHAR ACTERM NAMNG THE CHAKACTER DECIDING CHARACTERS ACKGROU INSERTW6 THEM NTO YOUR FICT UNveRSe DECIDING ÓN THe ReLATIONSHIP CHARAC the suffering never ends This is the real process Character Ideas: Character creation masterpost Character Alignment Chart More character alignment . . Muslim Character questions . Characters with magical powers Building a new character advice How to create a character for an online or tabletop RPG (also a good guide on creating characters in . Royalty/nobility TV Tropes page Basic character profile Random character generators-(1), D&D Character Building Tool - How clothing affects a character's Character Design Inspiration blog .Concept art, fan art, cool art to be · Character design references and . Sources for POC character design . Create your own character model inspiration ideas and models Body and hair types guide Random outfit generator Naming Help: .Amazing site with an endless amount of naming resources General advice on avoiding naming Gothic Victorian names Huge master list for character Masterlist of names of all types including but not limited to ancient/ old world names, Celtic, African, Northern European, Southern and Central American Native names, Japanese, Chinese, Mongolian, . .Another name masterlist . How to pick a character name guide .Yet another names masterlist Creating Background/backstory: . Another character development list In-depth character personality, motivations and traits sheet 320 talents and passions for On writing likes and dislikes that . Why you should write non-human characters non-conforming to the gender binary Stereotypes, tropes, and archetypes . Random backstory generator Assassin and thief character tropes Character Interactions and putting your character into your world/story: .Characters who are scientists and writing about them doing science Describing what different voices Describing skin tones Writing friendship interactions that are platonic Why having one character knock their friend unconscious to prevent them from doing something is a bad . Advice on shipping OCs with canon characters and what to avoid doing Sweet Polly Oliver and Sweet on Polly Oliver situations (think of Disney's Mulan for an example) How to write multiple viewpoints/ juggling a main cast of more than 4 How to make readers care about your morally gray hero/anti-hero On platonic OC and canon character relationships . How to avoid Godmodding in RPs : When it's cheap to kill off a character Writing dia Things you shouldn't do to canorn characters Avoiding purple prose in writing and Dialogue tips . Websites to chart your story plot/ character relationships Bonus art masterlist BLESS EVERYONE IN THIS POST I will always reblog this!
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Alive, Animals, and Cats: Meg OVeganMegane Vegans who feed their pets meat: u guys have gotta see the bigger picture. We shouldn't support animal exploitation w/ our money That's it. 7/13/16, 10:50 PM aer @thelilmermade @VeganMegane yes um so how would I feed my cat? 7/13/16, 11:02 PM lI VIEW TWEET ACTIVITY Meg @VeganMegane @thelilmermade is your cat male or 7m female? :) check out this website for more info: vegancats.com/ veganfaq.php Meg @VeganMegane @thelilmermade I know you want to best for your companion, and I won't deny that there are risks, but you can minimise those risks! 5m nautica-the-savant: marbledmartin: thegrumpymathematician: nunyabizni: sarcasmsuitsme: skypig357: iswearimnotnaked: hi hello CATS!!!! CANNOT!!!! BE VEGAN!!!!! i cannot believe i have to fucking say this. dogs are omnivore and IF YOUR VET APPROVES your pooch MAY be able to go on an APPROVED(!!!!!) commercial vegan dog food like the brand “v-dog” which has all the essential vitamins, protein, etc. (the oldest record winning dogs have been vegan) cats are CARNIVORE and cannot fucking live on a vegan diet. a vet would laugh in your face and probably find some way to have your pet taken away from you because you’re obviously not fit to have an animal if you think you can feed a cat a diet based on your own ethics i’m vegan but this is so fucking harmful. it’s about minimizing your harm, not putting your animals on risky diets in an attempt to be perfect. DON’T FUCKING DO THIS TO YOUR PETS Idiot people If you see someone you know doing this, report them for animal cruelty and neglect. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This posts, and many of the notes on it, are bothering me. Ladies, gentlemen, esteemed colleagues from outside the confines of the gender binary; gather ‘round. Let’s throw some science in this joint. 1. Humans. Humans are not cats. Humans are not dogs. One would think this obvious, but people have a tendency to attempt such interspecies comparisons when discussing diet. Humans are order omnivora; we have essentially evolved in a manner that attempts to give us as much dietary flexibility as possible. We do, however, require a substance called B12 (or cobalamin), which is extremely important for brain and nervous system functions, as well as the synthesis of DNA and the construction of red blood cells. We cannot produce this vitamin ourselves–no animal, plant, or fungus can. The enzymes used in cobalamin production are essentially unique to bacteria and archaea–some species of which hang out in the digestive tracks of other animals. We get cobalamin in a roundabout way from fish, shellfish, meat, eggs, milk, and dairy products. While there is no naturally-occurring, vegan source of the vitamin that has been demonstrated effective in a human study of statistically significant sample size, effective synthetic forms do exist and can be used as a substitute.  Cyanocobalamin is one of the most common and is frequently found in fortified foods and vitamins. In short: Humans are omnivores. Humans have evolved for dietary flexibility, including viable vegetarianism. Humans did not evolve for veganism (be extremely suspicious of people who tell you that we did, as they are lying), but due to modern technologies, veganism is also a viable diet that humans can thrive on, should they so choose. 2. Cats. Cats are order carnivora. Cats require (amongst other things) an amino acid called taurine. We’re not quite sure how, exactly, but we know that it’s extremely important to feline heart wall tissue, retinal tissue, and brain tissue amongst other things. Cats cannot manufacture their own taurine, and must get it from other sources–primarily shellfish, fish and meat. Taurine breaks down when heated, so feeding your cat a home-cooked diet rich in this foods is also not necessarily a good idea (talk to a vet). Secondary (read: SUPPLEMENTARY. NOT A SOLE SOURCE OF TAURINE.) sources of taurine for cats include dairy, eggs, and seaweed- or yeast-based taurine supplements. In nature, cats don’t really need to worry about getting enough taurine, because (as you may have noticed), taurine sources are indeed the things that cats tend to catch and eat. However, a cat that lives in a human household is dependent on humans for food, and sometimes humans are utter fucktrucks. In short: Cats are obligate carnivores. Their primary source of nutrition is meat. They must eat meat, preferably as close to raw as possible. They have digestive tracks designed for digesting meat. There are vegan/vegetarian cat kibbles on the market. Do not buy them. Your cat is neither vegan nor vegetarian, and if you adjust their diet as if they were, you are a terrible person who is harming and possibly killing your pet. You suck. End of discussion. 3. Dogs. Dogs are slightly more nuanced here. They are facultative carnivores–meaning that they optimally should eat meat, but can survive on other things if resources are scare. Dogs also need the amino acid taurine, but can technically manufacture it themselves if the proper building blocks are in their diets. They also need vitamin D–D3 is preferable, but D2 can be used to some degree. Dogs are somewhere between us (the true omnivore) and the cat (the true carnivore). A vegan or vegetarian diet will keep a dog alive, certainly, but is unlikely to allow your pet to thrive as it lacks the recommended nutrients. You should probably be feeding your dog meat. The exception here–some dogs are allergic to conventional dog foods, or find symptoms of certain diseases alleviated by vegetarianism. In this case, a veterinarian (not you, layperson, I mean an actual trained veterinarian) may determine that the benefits of putting your dog on a vegetarian/vegan diet outweigh those of feeding your dog meat. This is relatively rare, but does occasionally happen. And no, actually, the oldest dog is not vegan–Bramble is the only dog on this list that I found had some indication of veganism. The oldest dog on record is an Australian Kelpie named Maggie, who was not vegan. It is more likely that Bramble lived that long despite the veganism, not because of it. In short: If a vet thinks that your dog may be allergic to dog food/require a special diet and recommends you try feeding it a vegetarian/vegan diet, listen to your vet. Otherwise? Dogs are carnivora. They do need vegetables and other sources of nutrients, but their optimal fuel, as it were, is meat. Your dog needs meat to be happy. Fucking feed your dog.  Now, I did manage to find two veterinarians who disagree with every other study I dug up and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Their articles are here and here. They don’t really have sources, and are essentially wholly dependent on anecdotal evidence (“my dog is a vegetarian and hasn’t died!”), but for those of you data cherry-pickers reading this, there you go.  As a rule, dogs and cats need meat. If that makes you uncomfortable, that is your problem, not theirs. If you try to implement a vegan or vegetarian diet for your pets because you implemented one for yourself, you shouldn’t have those pets. That is animal abuse. (By the way, those of you not feeding your cats and non-allergic dogs the food they need to survive and thrive? What the fuck is wrong with you? Do you not love your pets?) TL;DR If you do not want a pet that must be fed meat, you should under no circumstances acquire a cat or a dog. Thank you for your time. Rebloobing for the more detailed info on B12 and obligate carnivore vs true omnivores Always reblog.
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Advice, Bad, and Celtic: CHARACIER DESIGNING THE CHAR ACTER NAMNG THE CHAKACTER DECIDING CHARACTERS BAC GROUND STORY INSERTWGS UNIVERSE DECIDING ON THe ReLATIONSHIP WETH YOUR CHARAC brooke101art: pervyking: brucewayneright: thewritingbeast: sinksanksockie: patientno7: the suffering never ends This is the real process Resources for you! Character Ideas: Character creation masterpost Character Alignment Chart More character alignment descriptions Muslim Character questions Characters with magical powers Building a new character advice How to create a character for an online or tabletop RPG (also a good guide on creating characters in general) Royalty/nobility TV Tropes page Basic character profile OC masterpost Random character generators - (1), (2), (3), (4) DD Character Building Tool Character Design Ideas: How clothing affects a character’s personality Character Design Inspiration blog Concept art, fan art, cool art to be inspired by Character design references and inspiration Sources for POC character design ideas and models Create your own character model using HeroForge For horned characters Body and hair types guide Random outfit generator Naming Help: Amazing site with an endless amount of naming resources General advice on avoiding naming appropriation Hispanic Surnames Gothic Victorian names Huge master list for character things in general Masterlist of names of all types - including but not limited to ancient/old world names, Celtic, African, Northern European, Southern and Central American Native names, Japanese, Chinese, Mongolian, Polynesian, and more Another name masterlist How to pick a character name guide Yet another names masterlist Creating Background/backstory: Character Sheet/Development Sheet Another character development list In-depth character personality, motivations and traits sheet 320 talents and passions for characters On writing likes and dislikes that aren’t frivolous Why you should write non-human characters non-conforming to the gender binary Stereotypes, tropes, and archetypes Random backstory generator Assassin and thief character tropes to avoid Character Interactions and putting your character into your world/story: Comparing character height/height references Characters who are scientists and writing about them doing science Describing what different voices sound like Describing skin tones Writing friendship interactions that are platonic Why having one character knock their friend unconscious to prevent them from doing something is a bad idea Advice on shipping OCs with canon characters and what to avoid doing Sweet Polly Oliver and Sweet on Polly Oliver situations (think of Disney’s Mulan for an example) How to write multiple viewpoints/juggling a main cast of more than 4 to 6 characters How to make readers care about your morally gray hero/anti-hero On platonic OC and canon character relationships How to avoid Godmodding in RPs When it’s cheap to kill off a character Writing dialogue Things you shouldn’t do to canon characters Avoiding purple prose in writing and RPs Slang resources Dialogue tips Websites to chart your story/plot/character relationships Bonus art masterlist! BLESS EVERYONE IN THIS POST. I will always reblog this! I needed this thank the gods

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Advice, Bad, and Celtic: CHARACIER DESIGNING THE CHAR ACTER NAMNG THE CHAKACTER DECIDING CHARACTERS BAC GROUND STORY INSERTWGS UNIVERSE DECIDING ON THe ReLATIONSHIP WETH YOUR CHARAC spidlercat: brucewayneright: thewritingbeast: sinksanksockie: patientno7: the suffering never ends This is the real process Resources for you! Character Ideas: Character creation masterpost Character Alignment Chart More character alignment descriptions Muslim Character questions Characters with magical powers Building a new character advice How to create a character for an online or tabletop RPG (also a good guide on creating characters in general) Royalty/nobility TV Tropes page Basic character profile OC masterpost Random character generators - (1), (2), (3), (4) DD Character Building Tool Character Design Ideas: How clothing affects a character’s personality Character Design Inspiration blog Concept art, fan art, cool art to be inspired by Character design references and inspiration Sources for POC character design ideas and models Create your own character model using HeroForge For horned characters Body and hair types guide Random outfit generator Naming Help: Amazing site with an endless amount of naming resources General advice on avoiding naming appropriation Hispanic Surnames Gothic Victorian names Huge master list for character things in general Masterlist of names of all types - including but not limited to ancient/old world names, Celtic, African, Northern European, Southern and Central American Native names, Japanese, Chinese, Mongolian, Polynesian, and more Another name masterlist How to pick a character name guide Yet another names masterlist Creating Background/backstory: Character Sheet/Development Sheet Another character development list In-depth character personality, motivations and traits sheet 320 talents and passions for characters On writing likes and dislikes that aren’t frivolous Why you should write non-human characters non-conforming to the gender binary Stereotypes, tropes, and archetypes Random backstory generator Assassin and thief character tropes to avoid Character Interactions and putting your character into your world/story: Comparing character height/height references Characters who are scientists and writing about them doing science Describing what different voices sound like Describing skin tones Writing friendship interactions that are platonic Why having one character knock their friend unconscious to prevent them from doing something is a bad idea Advice on shipping OCs with canon characters and what to avoid doing Sweet Polly Oliver and Sweet on Polly Oliver situations (think of Disney’s Mulan for an example) How to write multiple viewpoints/juggling a main cast of more than 4 to 6 characters How to make readers care about your morally gray hero/anti-hero On platonic OC and canon character relationships How to avoid Godmodding in RPs When it’s cheap to kill off a character Writing dialogue Things you shouldn’t do to canon characters Avoiding purple prose in writing and RPs Slang resources Dialogue tips Websites to chart your story/plot/character relationships Bonus art masterlist! BLESS EVERYONE IN THIS POST. THANK YOU
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Animals, Bad, and Complex: when you're in biology class and realize there are only two genders O @hkhwyw sgaprivilege: sonoanthony: hatingongodot: fandomsandfeminism: wuuthradical: fandomsandfeminism: wuuthradical: fandomsandfeminism: wuuthradical: themagicofthenight: Well considering gender has literally nothing to do with biology I doubt that would happen. Gender has everything to do with biology. We wouldn’t have a binary without it. They’re inseparable. Surprise: There is no binary. The binary is an oversimplification that is largely contextualized within Western culture.  We wouldn’t be here right now if there wasn’t a gender binary. Complex lifeforms need one to perpetuate themselves. Also incorrect. Sex is a spectrum. You’ll find that reality is rarely as simple as pure and uncompromising binaries.  Sex isn’t chromosomes: the story of a century of misconceptions about X YThe influence of the XX/XY model of chromosomal sex has been profound over the last century, but it’s founded on faulty premises and responsible for encouraging reductive, essentialist thinking. While the scientific world has moved on, its popular appeal remains. Have you considered that those scientists might be bias and pushing an agenda. Gender is a biological absolute. Gender is highly contextualized by time and place. Like, if you want to talk about scientists being biased and pushing an agenda, look at modern western science for pushing a flawed binary narrative. Non-binary genders are not a modern invention. The idea of third genders/non-binary genders is as old as human civilization, because gender is socially constructed and subjective, and people’s ideas about gender have changed over time and between cultures. In Mesopotamian mythology, among the earliest written records of humanity, there are references to types of people who are not men and not women. In a Sumerian creation myth found on a stone tablet from the second millennium BC, the goddess Ninmah fashions a being “with no male organ and no female organ”, for whom Enki finds a position in society: “to stand before the king”. In Babylonia, Sumer and Assyria, certain types of individuals who performed religious duties in the service of Inanna/Ishtar have been described as a third gender. Inscribed pottery shards from the Middle Kingdom of Egypt (2000–1800 BCE), found near ancient Thebes (now Luxor, Egypt), list three human genders: tai (male), sḫt (“sekhet”) and hmt (female). The Vedas (c. 1500 BC–500 BC) describe individuals as belonging to one of three categories, according to one’s nature or prakrti. These are also spelled out in the Kama Sutra (c. 4th century AD) and elsewhere as pums-prakrti (male-nature), stri-prakrti (female-nature), and tritiya-prakrti (third-nature). Many have interpreted the “eunuchs” of the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean world as a third gender that inhabited a liminal space between women and men, understood in their societies as somehow neither or both. In the Historia Augusta, the eunuch body is described as a tertium genus hominum (a third human gender), The ancient Maya civilization may have recognised a third gender, according to historian Matthew Looper. Looper notes the androgynous Maize Deity and masculine Moon goddess of Maya mythology, and iconography and inscriptions where rulers embody or impersonate these deities. He suggests that the third gender could also include two-spirit individuals with special roles such as healers or diviners Anthropologist Rosemary Joyce agrees, writing that “gender was a fluid potential, not a fixed category, before the Spaniards came to Mesoamerica. Childhood training and ritual shaped, but did not set, adult gender, which could encompass third genders and alternative sexualities as well as “male” and “female.” At the height of the Classic period, Maya rulers presented themselves as embodying the entire range of gender possibilities, from male through female, by wearing blended costumes and playing male and female roles in state ceremonies.“ Andean Studies scholar Michael Horswell writes that third-gendered ritual attendants to chuqui chinchay, a jaguar deity in Incan mythology, were “vital actors in Andean ceremonies” prior to Spanish colonisation. Two-spirit individuals are viewed in some Native American cultures as having two identities occupying one body. Their dress is usually a mixture of traditionally male and traditionally female articles, or they may dress as a man one day, and a woman on another. In Pakistan, the hijras are officially recognized as third gender by the government, [Source] [source] [source] [Source] [Source] [source] [source][source] [Read More] [Read more] [Read more] it’s amazing how quickly “science says there are only two genders” becomes “have you considered that science is fake and is pushing an agenda?” I’m a biologist and I can assure you the 2 gender binary doesn’t exist. All around we see animals that don’t fall into either categories. Gender is a spectrum is the realest line there is when it comes to biology and gender. Cis people: Science says the truth. Science: *Says they’re wrong* Cis people: Actually, you know what, science is bad and is lying.

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Saw, School, and Shakespeare: <p><a href="http://pbstv.tumblr.com/post/149479247311/column-he-she-they-why-its-time-to-leave-this" class="tumblr_blog">pbstv</a>:</p> <blockquote><h2>Column: <a href="http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/column-he-she-they-grammar-rule/"><b>He, she, they? Why it’s time to leave this grammar rule behind</b></a></h2><p><i>Steve Gardiner, who’s been teaching high school English in Montana for the past 38 years, says when it comes to grading English essays he’s ready to make a change that will lessen the workload on his red pen — and yes, it involves grammar. </i></p><blockquote><p> “As a high school English teacher, I have been crossing out the singular use of the word ‘they’ for many years. I have burned up hundreds of red pens, and hours of time, correcting this grammatical usage based on a traditional gender binary of he and she. It’s time to move on. <br/></p><p>Although there is historical precedent, writers like Shakespeare and Chaucer and many others who used a singular “they,” most language experts throughout the 20th century saw this usage as an error. Language evolves over time and often social changes bring about modifications in word use. The issue of the missing singular gender-neutral pronoun is one of those situations.</p><p>That’s why I cheered when the American Dialect Society met in Washington, D.C., recently and voted to make the word ‘they’ acceptable and correct when used as a gender-neutral singular pronoun. The change comes during a time of unprecedented discussion about gender identity issues.”<br/></p></blockquote><p><a href="http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/column-he-she-they-grammar-rule/">Read more at NewsHour</a></p></blockquote> <p>Even before all these edgelords started changing their gender every three seconds, I always used &ldquo;they&rdquo; as a singular gender-neutral pronoun. It just makes good sense.</p>

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Bad, Community, and God: is a living system that reflects and affirmation will allow wide acceptance Simony oul envisions a growth in the support Langsof those of us who use it," Ball of non-binary and gender neutral pronoun of pronoun uisa long, Ball believes that the students, who are making efforts to normal- time," but instead uses plural. usage. community and society as Since "they" functioned as a plural pro- hoa usage of the pronoun will take a People don't like language changes be- said. Lan Simony is among the Decatur faculty and Simony avoids "using singular pronouns," I'm all for it During lessons, Ball and Simony don't nge is organic and it changes over id. If these ize'un-gendered pronouns pronouns were to k their way into English, noun organio while to get used to. Source cause they think language needs to function GENDER IDENTITY: More choices t TRANSGENDER A person who identifies as something other than the gender assigned at birth. NON-BINARY Someone whose gender identities do not fit into the gender binary. GENDERFLUID Someone who identifies with different genders depending on how they feel. Also known as genderqueer THIRD GENDER Someone who identifies with a gender completely different from the binary genders. CISGENDER FEMALE A woman who identifies with the binary gender (male/female) assigned to her at birth. DEMIGIRL Someone who only partially identifies as a girl or woman. CISGENDER MALE A man who identifies with the binary gender assigned to him at birth. DEMIBOY Someone who only partially identifies as a boy or man. AGENDER Individuals that have a neutral or lack of gender identity According to Dani Planer GARPE DIEM JANUARY 2015 37 <p><a href="http://anarchyfortomorrow.co.vu/post/119107559813/die-blauen-dragoner-egalitarianmiafey" class="tumblr_blog">anarchy-for-tomorrow</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://die-blauen-dragoner.tumblr.com/post/119107414280/egalitarianmiafey-pro-pomsky-anti-feminist" class="tumblr_blog">die-blauen-dragoner</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://egalitarianmiafey.tumblr.com/post/119106945220/pro-pomsky-anti-feminist-hella-reaper" class="tumblr_blog">egalitarianmiafey</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://pro-pomsky-anti-feminist.tumblr.com/post/119098085874/hella-reaper-kiozahhak-crankcutshair" class="tumblr_blog">pro-pomsky-anti-feminist</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://hella-reaper.tumblr.com/post/115530912553/kiozahhak-crankcutshair-littleredlala-my" class="tumblr_blog">hella-reaper</a>:</p><blockquote><p><a href="http://kiozahhak.tumblr.com/post/112325715054/crankcutshair-littleredlala-my-schools-article" class="tumblr_blog">kiozahhak</a>:</p><blockquote><p><a href="http://crankcutshair.tumblr.com/post/111136171431/littleredlala-my-schools-article-about-gender" class="tumblr_blog">crankcutshair</a>:</p><blockquote><p><a href="http://littleredlala.tumblr.com/post/108917675403/my-schools-article-about-gender-identities" class="tumblr_blog">littleredlala</a>:</p><blockquote><p>My schools article about gender identities</p></blockquote><p>Can’t stop reblogging</p></blockquote><p>oh my god demigirl and demiboy are on here! :O oh my god I didn’t even know we had a symbol</p></blockquote><p>Doing it right</p></blockquote> <p>What’s the other half of demis? Like you’re half girl/guy and half what? Precious? Death? Uncontrollable bad assery? Like what is that other half?</p></blockquote> <p>“Choices” because gender’s a choice now!</p></blockquote> <p>Im facepalming so hard</p></blockquote> <p>When did this spread to schools</p></blockquote> <p>That&rsquo;s some nice looking kindling.</p>
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Fucking, I Bet, and Nintendo: The male Pyroar with the largest mane becomes the leader of its pride. 212 The female Pyroar of the pride protect the group's young. <p><a href="http://megahoppip.tumblr.com/post/61125545748/matthiscitrus-megahoppip-boycotting-pyroar" class="tumblr_blog">megahoppip</a>:</p><blockquote><p><a href="http://matthiscitrus.tumblr.com/post/61122173058/megahoppip-boycotting-pyroar-due-to-nintendos" class="tumblr_blog">matthiscitrus</a>:</p><blockquote><p><a href="http://megahoppip.tumblr.com/post/61121294273/boycotting-pyroar-due-to-nintendos-gender-binary" class="tumblr_blog">megahoppip</a>:</p><blockquote><p>boycotting pyroar due to nintendo’s gender binary bullshit</p> </blockquote> <p>Are you fucking kidding me? Do you realize that</p> <ol><li>Sexual dimorphism is a real thing</li> <li>Lions are possibly the most commonly cited example of it</li> <li>These pokemon are based on lions</li> </ol><p><b>Lion:</b></p> <div><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cee514f909c5afecadecb5126832776d/tumblr_inline_mt2pptZpd21rro7tr.jpg" alt="image"/><p><b>Lioness:</b></p> <img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/91e61ce4349f593914a39c7c5f739813/tumblr_inline_mt2pq6Zutj1rro7tr.jpg" alt="image"/><p>You clearly don’t know the difference between <i>sex</i> and <i>gender.</i></p> </div></blockquote> <p>Are you fucking kidding me? Do you realize that</p> <p>1. female lions will make 80% of a male lions salary for doing <b>the exact same job</b></p> <p>2. female lions get cat called when walking down the street</p> <p>3. they have to carry mace literally everywhere at night in case of hyenas or scar</p> <p>i bet you haven’t even seen the video for blurred lions we have a long way to go</p> </blockquote>
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