we should have internet at home by like 5:00 tomorrow

until then *poof again*

- Ace

On Trigger Warnings and the Myth of Community

labrujamorgan:

Recently, trans bro Jack Halberstam wrote an article called You Are Triggering me! The Neo-Liberal Rhetoric of Harm, Danger and Trauma. It is rife with crappy Monty Python references and historical inaccuracies. The main thrust of the article is that trigger warnings used by young people creates divisions within queer communities and keeps us from focusing on the real enemies. Jack goes on to say that trans women telling non-trans women to refrain from using the t-slur is censorship and play on politics of respectability and assimilation. That once upon a time in the 90s feminists and queers could take a joke and now one can’t do anything without being called out. The article reads like an adultist treatise that amounts to a glorified “kids these days”. 

dear grad school,

why are we slated to get our financial aid in september, when you start late august? also, since you didn’t offer any sort of moving stipend, we are sitting here wondering how we’re going to survive the rest of this month and august.

sincerely,

that one student you love so much that you’re offering a full ride for the first two years, but apparently no support until then .-.

- Ace

jack halberstam using homestuck (kankri) fanart

w h a t

- Ace

Anonymous said: Before the 2000’s, we had a different name for 'headmates.' They were called imaginary friends.

Copy-pasting, so clever.

- Ace

cannibalcoalition:

Words are not concrete, nor are they fluid, but take the form of a gaseous state and fill the available space with meaning. 

genderoftheday:

Today’s Gender of the day is: Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon

genderoftheday:

Today’s Gender of the day is: Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon

just had a dream with Serpent

or like, I was the one participating in the dream and, after we woke up and were talking about it, Serpent told me he was observing during it

which is interesting. i rarely share dreams with headmates (when i even remember them); the only other times i can remember were cases where it was me observing stuff that was happening to someone else

- Ace

"Headmate" is a phrase so rarely given agency. It’s always "a person with headmates" who says stuff on their behalf. You see it all the time: "Do X-identity people with Y-identity headmates", "Do people think that their headmates should be entitled to X", "People who claim that their headmates can Z". It’s meant to be a reciprocal thing — I’m Ace’s headmate, Ace is my headmate — but it’s rarely treated as such. It’s people (real) and their headmates (fake).

That’s more or less the same as how “alter” is used in a lot of cases, too. It’s not just the word; it’s the whole idea that multiplicity is impossible, and that at some level there is only one real actual person behind this all.

Not anything new. I’m just preaching to the choir or wherever. I’m just interested in how regular the linguistic treatment of the word is.

- Thomas

genderoftheday:

Today’s Gender of the day is: An empty railway yard

genderoftheday:

Today’s Gender of the day is: An empty railway yard