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lyrica-in-nerdvana: daysofstorm: pilgrim-soulinyou: jeremyyyallan: fagraklett: Chinese emperor Ai of Han, fell in love with a minor official, a man named Dong Xian, and bestowed upon him great political power and a magnificent palace. Legend has it that one day while the two men were sleeping in the same bed, the emperor was roused from his sleep by pressing business. Dong Xian had fallen asleep across the emperor’s robe, but rather than awaken his peaceful lover, the Emperor cut his robe free at the sleeve. Thus “the passion of the cut sleeve” became a euphemism for same-sex love in China. — R.G.L. get you a dude who will fuck up his own clothing for you NO OKAY THIS IS REALLY COOL SO SHUT UP AND LISTEN KIDS. Ancient China was super chill about homosexuality okay. Like we have gay emperors and feudal lords, lesbian princesses who were girlfriends with their serving maids, gay ass poets who wrote lots of poems about that one courtesan who played the guzheng so well.In fact homosexuality was so okay that in Shiji, which is basically the Bible of Ancient Chinese history, there is an entire section dedicated to the gay lovers of emperors. What’s the best part? All the laws and criticism about homosexuality in Ancient China were all about shit like prostitution and rape. These laws were  outlawing homosexual stuff were all very specific. For example, there were laws banning male prostitution, but no laws against homosexuality. These laws were passed to stop the spread of prostitution and laws targeting prostitution in general were pretty common in Chinese history. There were also really strict laws about male rape. Rape was punishable by death, regardless of the gender of the victim. Rape a girl, you die. Rape a guy, you die. Have sex with a minor, you die regardless of whether it was consensual. The lightest sentence you could get was slavery where you were bound to the army.Also scholars wrote essays criticising the boyfriends of emperors, saying that they distracted the emperor from work blah blah blah but THEY ALSO DID THE SAME FOR THE CONCUBINES. That’s right - the issue wasn’t homosexuality but rather the hormones of the emperor. They didn’t care about the gender of the emperor’s favourite lover but rather the fact that the emperor was too horny to get shit done.“But WAIT, Modern China is a hardass about homosexuality!!!! How do you explain that!”Yes. That. That’s because of the late Qing years where Western influences entered the country and brought their gross ass homophobic attitudes with them. And the Qing government was so anxious to seem modern and be seen as equals to their Western counterparts. So they adopted Western ways and discarded their previous attitudes about homosexuality. Hence you have Modern China.So the next time someone tries to tell you that being LGBT is wrong because it goes against traditional Chinese values, tell them to go fuck themselves with 3000 years of Chinese queerness.  Here are all the illustrations of historical gay couples by Ryan Grant https://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/artist-spotlight/2012/08/11/ryan-grant-longs-history-gay-love#slide-0 This is one of the best things I have ever read. : lyrica-in-nerdvana: daysofstorm: pilgrim-soulinyou: jeremyyyallan: fagraklett: Chinese emperor Ai of Han, fell in love with a minor official, a man named Dong Xian, and bestowed upon him great political power and a magnificent palace. Legend has it that one day while the two men were sleeping in the same bed, the emperor was roused from his sleep by pressing business. Dong Xian had fallen asleep across the emperor’s robe, but rather than awaken his peaceful lover, the Emperor cut his robe free at the sleeve. Thus “the passion of the cut sleeve” became a euphemism for same-sex love in China. — R.G.L. get you a dude who will fuck up his own clothing for you NO OKAY THIS IS REALLY COOL SO SHUT UP AND LISTEN KIDS. Ancient China was super chill about homosexuality okay. Like we have gay emperors and feudal lords, lesbian princesses who were girlfriends with their serving maids, gay ass poets who wrote lots of poems about that one courtesan who played the guzheng so well.In fact homosexuality was so okay that in Shiji, which is basically the Bible of Ancient Chinese history, there is an entire section dedicated to the gay lovers of emperors. What’s the best part? All the laws and criticism about homosexuality in Ancient China were all about shit like prostitution and rape. These laws were  outlawing homosexual stuff were all very specific. For example, there were laws banning male prostitution, but no laws against homosexuality. These laws were passed to stop the spread of prostitution and laws targeting prostitution in general were pretty common in Chinese history. There were also really strict laws about male rape. Rape was punishable by death, regardless of the gender of the victim. Rape a girl, you die. Rape a guy, you die. Have sex with a minor, you die regardless of whether it was consensual. The lightest sentence you could get was slavery where you were bound to the army.Also scholars wrote essays criticising the boyfriends of emperors, saying that they distracted the emperor from work blah blah blah but THEY ALSO DID THE SAME FOR THE CONCUBINES. That’s right - the issue wasn’t homosexuality but rather the hormones of the emperor. They didn’t care about the gender of the emperor’s favourite lover but rather the fact that the emperor was too horny to get shit done.“But WAIT, Modern China is a hardass about homosexuality!!!! How do you explain that!”Yes. That. That’s because of the late Qing years where Western influences entered the country and brought their gross ass homophobic attitudes with them. And the Qing government was so anxious to seem modern and be seen as equals to their Western counterparts. So they adopted Western ways and discarded their previous attitudes about homosexuality. Hence you have Modern China.So the next time someone tries to tell you that being LGBT is wrong because it goes against traditional Chinese values, tell them to go fuck themselves with 3000 years of Chinese queerness.  Here are all the illustrations of historical gay couples by Ryan Grant https://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/artist-spotlight/2012/08/11/ryan-grant-longs-history-gay-love#slide-0 This is one of the best things I have ever read.
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uncleromeo: aphrican-aphrodite: critical-gemini-hero: socialistexan: theboykingofhell: lagonegirl: I hope he wins the lawsuit, a police officer was finally doing the right thing and they penalize him for not being a racist monster! his name is stephen mader and not only did he refuse to shoot, he actively wanted to help the man (ronald ‘rj’ williams) because he could tell that he was only acting out because of mental illness. rj williams was suicidal and holding an unloaded gun and, while mader didn’t shoot him, a fellow officer (ryan kuzma) did and murdered him on the spot. here is the source and here’s to hoping rj williams gets justice “Saying the words ‘Just shoot me’ sent up the red flag that he was just trying to harm himself and no one else … That’s what made me make my decision. He needed help” I hate this fucking world. The guy was actually trying to do his job by actually desculating the situation the right way (desculating these days apparently just means shoot them) and was fired for “failing to eliminate a threat.” HE WON THE LAWSUIT AND GOT $175,000 I read this whole story. It is wild !! The conversations between him and his ex coworkers about what went down that day 😧😶 Listen to it all here: What Happened When A White Cop Decided Not to Shoot a Black Man when I say there are no good cops, this is part of the reason why. “good cops” lose their jobs for doing the right thing. “good cops” die mysteriously after whistleblowing. “good cops” are forced to choose between their livelihood and becoming just like the rest. : uncleromeo: aphrican-aphrodite: critical-gemini-hero: socialistexan: theboykingofhell: lagonegirl: I hope he wins the lawsuit, a police officer was finally doing the right thing and they penalize him for not being a racist monster! his name is stephen mader and not only did he refuse to shoot, he actively wanted to help the man (ronald ‘rj’ williams) because he could tell that he was only acting out because of mental illness. rj williams was suicidal and holding an unloaded gun and, while mader didn’t shoot him, a fellow officer (ryan kuzma) did and murdered him on the spot. here is the source and here’s to hoping rj williams gets justice “Saying the words ‘Just shoot me’ sent up the red flag that he was just trying to harm himself and no one else … That’s what made me make my decision. He needed help” I hate this fucking world. The guy was actually trying to do his job by actually desculating the situation the right way (desculating these days apparently just means shoot them) and was fired for “failing to eliminate a threat.” HE WON THE LAWSUIT AND GOT $175,000 I read this whole story. It is wild !! The conversations between him and his ex coworkers about what went down that day 😧😶 Listen to it all here: What Happened When A White Cop Decided Not to Shoot a Black Man when I say there are no good cops, this is part of the reason why. “good cops” lose their jobs for doing the right thing. “good cops” die mysteriously after whistleblowing. “good cops” are forced to choose between their livelihood and becoming just like the rest.
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crapolainabox: pizzaqueen361: telltaleclerk: frontier001: auntiope-3000: telltaleclerk: I JUST learned that this shirt cost them $10,000 to put into this movie… but they refused to compromise because they were like: he’s the hugest Golden Girls fan… this has to make the movie… so they paid $10,000 to use Bea Arthur’s likeness on this shirt…  Ryan Reynolds, you’re doing Deadpool so right. They traded all the guns in the final climactic showdown for Bea Arthur’s face. Worth it. Reynolds paid it himself, out of pocket. It didn’t come from the budget. He talked with Bea’s sons and they agreed to it for a donation to Bea’s favorite charity. ☺️ I did not know that. That’s so much better than I could have imagined. The Bea Arthur Residence Officially Opens To Homeless LGBT Youth in NYC : crapolainabox: pizzaqueen361: telltaleclerk: frontier001: auntiope-3000: telltaleclerk: I JUST learned that this shirt cost them $10,000 to put into this movie… but they refused to compromise because they were like: he’s the hugest Golden Girls fan… this has to make the movie… so they paid $10,000 to use Bea Arthur’s likeness on this shirt…  Ryan Reynolds, you’re doing Deadpool so right. They traded all the guns in the final climactic showdown for Bea Arthur’s face. Worth it. Reynolds paid it himself, out of pocket. It didn’t come from the budget. He talked with Bea’s sons and they agreed to it for a donation to Bea’s favorite charity. ☺️ I did not know that. That’s so much better than I could have imagined. The Bea Arthur Residence Officially Opens To Homeless LGBT Youth in NYC

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scifiseries: Firestone: The Dragon’s Blood Prophecy (A Tale of the Eternal Stones Book 1) The Dragon’s Blood Prophecy had been long forgotten allowing humans, gnomes, elves, and mythical creatures to live in harmony for centuries… Until one night, the Great Spirit Clan shaman and elder, Unn Truthsay'r had a vision of a coming ‘fire in the sky’ apocalypse. His only option is to send Roeg, his adopted son, on a perilous journey to meet the King of the Gnomes in search of a powerful stone - this awakens an ancient evil that sets the prophecy in motion: never to be undone. Across the Atlantean sea, a young apprentice Crystal Hunter, Sephonei, is forced into service and sent to the mainland in search of the fabled Bloodstone, said to grant the power of Immortality. As these two bands of misfits race through the treacherous mainland, both searching for answers, worlds collide when they cross paths. YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS HERE! Kindle Edition on Sale! : A must read for anyone who loves dark fantasy! FIRESTONE A TALE OF THE ÉTERNAL STONES LEGEND IS BORN RYAN CARRIERE AVAILABLE NOW $2.99 kindle scifiseries: Firestone: The Dragon’s Blood Prophecy (A Tale of the Eternal Stones Book 1) The Dragon’s Blood Prophecy had been long forgotten allowing humans, gnomes, elves, and mythical creatures to live in harmony for centuries… Until one night, the Great Spirit Clan shaman and elder, Unn Truthsay'r had a vision of a coming ‘fire in the sky’ apocalypse. His only option is to send Roeg, his adopted son, on a perilous journey to meet the King of the Gnomes in search of a powerful stone - this awakens an ancient evil that sets the prophecy in motion: never to be undone. Across the Atlantean sea, a young apprentice Crystal Hunter, Sephonei, is forced into service and sent to the mainland in search of the fabled Bloodstone, said to grant the power of Immortality. As these two bands of misfits race through the treacherous mainland, both searching for answers, worlds collide when they cross paths. YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS HERE! Kindle Edition on Sale!

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yaboybergara: wearewatcher: WATCHER LOG 002:Shane here! With that January 10th launch around the corner, we’re gonna be sharing lil bits that we’ve been keeping secret for the past few months. So here’s a photo of Ryan on the day we bought our first few pieces of gear at a local camera shop. Minutes earlier when we actually checked out at the register we were both filled with a palpable mix of excitement and (completely unjustified) dread, as this was the moment we started spending actual money on a thing that had thus far existed exclusively in our three brains and in Steven’s weird graph paper notebooks that he loves so much.You’re likely thinking, “But Ryan doesn’t look nervous at all here!” And you’re right. Why? They gave us a free hat with the camera, that’s why. Worries evaporate when you get a free hat, and with a renewed sense of creative enthusiasm I asked Ryan to pose like a cinematographer showing off his sick new haul. He looks kinda gassy but otherwise, dude nailed it.Anyway, if you haven’t yet, swing by youtube.com/watcher (link in bio) and peep the channel trailer. And subscribe if you haven’t yet. No harm in that. If you already have? Hey, thanks. Uh, what else? Reduce, reuse, recycle. Don’t litter. Support your local library. Alright. Plenty left for us to do before launch, so it’s about time I hit the dusty trail. Til next time, Watchers! -Shane BONUS:: MEM A EOS canon Canon EOS yaboybergara: wearewatcher: WATCHER LOG 002:Shane here! With that January 10th launch around the corner, we’re gonna be sharing lil bits that we’ve been keeping secret for the past few months. So here’s a photo of Ryan on the day we bought our first few pieces of gear at a local camera shop. Minutes earlier when we actually checked out at the register we were both filled with a palpable mix of excitement and (completely unjustified) dread, as this was the moment we started spending actual money on a thing that had thus far existed exclusively in our three brains and in Steven’s weird graph paper notebooks that he loves so much.You’re likely thinking, “But Ryan doesn’t look nervous at all here!” And you’re right. Why? They gave us a free hat with the camera, that’s why. Worries evaporate when you get a free hat, and with a renewed sense of creative enthusiasm I asked Ryan to pose like a cinematographer showing off his sick new haul. He looks kinda gassy but otherwise, dude nailed it.Anyway, if you haven’t yet, swing by youtube.com/watcher (link in bio) and peep the channel trailer. And subscribe if you haven’t yet. No harm in that. If you already have? Hey, thanks. Uh, what else? Reduce, reuse, recycle. Don’t litter. Support your local library. Alright. Plenty left for us to do before launch, so it’s about time I hit the dusty trail. Til next time, Watchers! -Shane BONUS:

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fandom: 2019’s Top Actors These actors are breathtaking—especially No. 12. Tom Holland Chris Evans +1 Sebastian Stan −1 Tom Hiddleston  Robert Downey Jr. +4 Ben Hardy  David Tennant Michael Sheen Rami Malek Chris Hemsworth −3 Joe Mazzello Keanu Reeves John Mulaney −7 Jake Gyllenhaal Bill Hader Gwilym Lee Jensen Ackles −4 Adam Driver −10 Taron Egerton Timothée Chalamet −15 Robert Sheehan Finn Wolfhard −2 Cole Sprouse −6 Richard Madden Benedict Cumberbatch −15 Misha Collins −8 Cody Fern Henry Cavill −4 Maxence Danet Fauvel Jared Padalecki −9 Jeremy Renner Kit Harington Mark Ruffalo −7 Axel Auriant Dacre Montgomery Bill Skarsgård −14 Joe Keery Tom Hardy −19 Robert Pattinson  Anthony Mackie Taika Waititi −16 Ryan Reynolds −12 James Ransone Jason Momoa Andy Samberg Armie Hammer −32 Johnny Depp Joaquin Phoenix James McAvoy Bob MorleyThe number in italics indicates how many spots a name moved up or down from the previous year. Names in bold weren’t on the list last year.: tumblr Year in Review Actors 2019 2019 fandom: 2019’s Top Actors These actors are breathtaking—especially No. 12. Tom Holland Chris Evans +1 Sebastian Stan −1 Tom Hiddleston  Robert Downey Jr. +4 Ben Hardy  David Tennant Michael Sheen Rami Malek Chris Hemsworth −3 Joe Mazzello Keanu Reeves John Mulaney −7 Jake Gyllenhaal Bill Hader Gwilym Lee Jensen Ackles −4 Adam Driver −10 Taron Egerton Timothée Chalamet −15 Robert Sheehan Finn Wolfhard −2 Cole Sprouse −6 Richard Madden Benedict Cumberbatch −15 Misha Collins −8 Cody Fern Henry Cavill −4 Maxence Danet Fauvel Jared Padalecki −9 Jeremy Renner Kit Harington Mark Ruffalo −7 Axel Auriant Dacre Montgomery Bill Skarsgård −14 Joe Keery Tom Hardy −19 Robert Pattinson  Anthony Mackie Taika Waititi −16 Ryan Reynolds −12 James Ransone Jason Momoa Andy Samberg Armie Hammer −32 Johnny Depp Joaquin Phoenix James McAvoy Bob MorleyThe number in italics indicates how many spots a name moved up or down from the previous year. Names in bold weren’t on the list last year.
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