didyouknowgaming: Minecraft. http://www.vgfacts.com/trivia/636/ This may be the daze of just finishing up the semester… but that just looks like a square green penis to me. =.=
daisyville: slowlydisappear: davidtennantspants: teslas-stache: uncannedunicornmeat: liesbasedonlust: I want this at my wedding. This sounds threatening. Two families enter. One family leaves. The Wedding Games May the bouquet toss be ever in your favor. OH MY GOD
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Me: You don’t know me! Do you even go to this school?
Pandora: Oh yea? *plays legend of Zelda medley in string quartet*
Pandora: Yeah that’s right bitch
Give me the strength
to understand the illogical, because as it stands currently, these people are going to be the death of me.
That was the best Valentine’s day in recent memory
And it didn’t involve romance at all o.O. Hmmmm….
I know you’re not supposed to read Youtube comments
But after watching Jodi Foster’s beautiful lifetime achievement speech, I feel the need to log some of my feelings. This is a response to a specific comment that I’ve seen and heard many times, and in the past I’ve let it slide, but I really don’t know what is different about this time.
The comment was such that heterosexuals don’t feel the need to announce their heterosexuality while homosexuals want to air out their dirty laundry to everyone. There are just so many things wrong about this sentiment that I do not really know where to begin.
First and foremost, people feel the need to come out because they must. People do not do it to make heterosexuals feel uncomfortable, or to push their private lives on people. There is a social norm imposed on people because the world seems to focus on an aspect that really shouldn’t matter. The norm is that people are inherently heterosexual and anything else should be considered unhealthy or immoral. Sexual orientation is associated with characteristics that are stereotyped, and many of these biases are based on a lack of education or the generalization of a group based on the individual.
But why not take a positive spin on coming out? A person who comes out is not announcing to the world that he or she is different, but that he or she is the same. They are the same as they were before and they are the same as anyone around them. They may even break the stereotype, and honestly, just doing that gives other people hope and courage. It may dispel fears or self-hated in others.
There are aspects of being different that everyone feels, and most everyone has something about themselves that causes them pain. Well, because of how our society operates, homosexuality is an additional something that people feel they must keep inside; the fear that people might judge you differently if they find out, or that you will be unjustly categorized for something that you can’t control. When someone is brave enough to reveal their insecurity, it gives them the opportunity to let go of the self-hate (which, in my honest opinion, can be much worse that what anyone else could ever do to you). I don’t really have words to express how wrong it is to tell someone that they should not have the ability to do this.
And can I just say that people indirectly announce their heterosexuality all of the time? When people verbally, mentally, or indirectly attack homosexuals, they are announcing to the world that they are not part of “that” group (which may or may not be true, but that is a whole other can of worms) and that to be part of “that” group is contemptible. They are announcing the the world that they are in the right, and that being anything else is inherently wrong.
So yes. People may feel the need to come out to the public in situations that you may deem inappropriate, and them doing so may bother you, but look deep down inside. Does this change how you go about your every day life? If it helps them feel better about themselves and subsequently helps countless others not hate themselves in that moment, isn’t that enough reason to allow it?
I have another rant in me somewhere about all the crap I and others have taken for bisexuality, but I can’t seem to muster the energy. So I guess that’s going to be my high horse rant.
Ten Relationship Words That Aren't Translatable Into English
Mamihlapinatapei (Yagan, an indigenous language of Tierra del Fuego): The wordless yet meaningful look shared by two people who desire to initiate something, but are both reluctant to start.
Yuanfen (Chinese): A relationship by fate or destiny. This is a complex concept. It draws on principles of predetermination in Chinese culture, which dictate relationships, encounters and affinities, mostly among lovers and friends.
Cafuné (Brazilian Portuguese): The act of tenderly running your fingers through someone's hair.
Retrouvailles (French): The happiness of meeting again after a long time.
Ilunga (Bantu): A person who is willing to forgive abuse the first time; tolerate it the second time, but never a third time.
La Douleur Exquise (French): The heart-wrenching pain of wanting someone you can’t have.
Koi No Yokan (Japanese): The sense upon first meeting a person that the two of you are going to fall into love.
Ya’aburnee (Arabic): “You bury me.” It’s a declaration of one’s hope that they’ll die before another person, because of how difficult it would be to live without them.
Forelsket: (Norwegian): The euphoria you experience when you’re first falling in love.
Saudade (Portuguese): The feeling of longing for someone that you love and is lost. Another linguist describes it as a "vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist."
asdgjhgajdsfw: (English) Of American origin, this word is used to describe something when you are unable to "can"