Not Mad, Just Misunderstood

This is a multifandom/anything goes SFW blog.

Please feel free to talk to me, I'm a cis girl and therefore use her/she pronouns.

Prompts are closed right now as I have exams in two weeks and I'm very stressed.

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"Well, the author of that e-mail might not have been looking for a reply, but he’s going to get one.

If he thinks the fear of alienating a few closed-minded readers is going to stop me from writing stories that feature and promote characters of diverse backgrounds—including LGBTQ characters, persons of color, and people who belong to ideological or philosophical minorities—he must be out of his mind. I’m a fucking Star Trek writer. Hasn’t he ever heard of IDIC—“Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations”?

Most of my writing work to date has been for Star Trek. Although the various television series could have done more in their respective times to portray ethnic and gender diversity, those of us who write the licensed Trek fiction continue to do our best to depict a more progressive, enlightened, open, and harmonious future, not just for humanity but for all sentient beings. One in which love, equality, and compassion are the touchstones of civilized society.

To that end, we’ve tried to make our literary dramatis personae more closely resemble the people of Earth. We’ve tried to include more people of African, Asian, and Southeast Asian ancestry than were seen in the televised and feature-film stories. We’ve tried to incorporate characters who hail from many cultures and viewpoints. We’ve tried to imagine a future in which people of all faiths have learned to live in harmony with people of other creeds as well as those who prefer to lead purely secular lives. We’ve tried to depict a future in which people’s gender identities are no longer limited to some arbitrary binary social construct, but rather reflect a more fluid sense of personal identity.

I will never be made to feel shame for doing this. I am proud that we’ve been able to do this. I know we’ve still got more work to do, and we can do better at integrating more diverse viewpoints and characters into the ever-expanding universe of Star Trek.

The author of the quoted e-mail tries to justify his screed by declaring that “homosexually (sic) is not universally accepted”. So what? Neither are human rights of a fundamental nature. In fact, I can’t think of any notion of justice or equality that is universally accepted. Why should that limit our vision of a more open, egalitarian, meritocratic future? I reject this aspect of the author’s rant as fundamentally illogical.

As for the author’s subsequent assertion that “no Vulcan would consider the situation ‘logical’,” I would rebut that Spock himself told Valeris in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, “Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.” What Spock had learned that the author of this morning’s e-mail apparently has not is that there are many ingredients to wisdom — including, but not limited to, compassion and empathy.

Another reason today’s e-mail strikes me as ironic is that I consider the doomed romance between the characters he cited — T’Prynn and Lurqal — to be one of the best story and character arcs I’ve written to date. Writing T’Prynn’s tale of agony, conflict, and heartbreak, followed by her forlorn journey toward self-forgiveness and quest for redemption, was one of the most creatively rewarding efforts of my career so far. And this guy thinks I’m going to feel bad because his world view is too small to see the truth in it? All I can say, to paraphrase Neil de Grasse Tyson, is: I prefer my universe big.

Whenever someone asks; Why do we need to keep talking about embracing diversity in stories, and seeking out diversity in the authors and creators and portrayers of speculative fiction?, I will say it’s because too many authors and artists and filmmakers still get letters like this one. We need to work toward a better future in which no one would even *think* of writing an e-mail like this.

I’m not so starry-eyed as to think that day will ever come, at least not in my lifetime. I suspect that humanity will always have to contend with prejudice in one form or another. But that doesn’t give us license to stop struggling against it. It is exactly the reason we must press on and continue to do better, to demand better, to show that it’s possible.

The effort is its own reward.


(via thesensibleone13)






Heart attacks symptoms are different for women. I recently learned this. 

Everyone should know these things.

thanks to mainstream media and being unable to show breasts on TV, way too few people know about female signs of cardiac distress, and impending heart attacks. they only know about the “pain in the left arm” male symptom.

i had all these symptoms once and they sent me right to hospital

it was scary bc i didnt know these were the symptoms for female heart issues

Please, please, PLEASE, reblog this. i don’t know if I did save or called false alarm, with my boss’ life tonight. I felt I was being a bit paranoid, overreacting, but I told Mirage my thoughts and he, after reading over the article I showed him, immediately sprung into action and then shooed her off to the hospital. I don’t know if I did or not, but I knew she’d been super stressed. She’d off-handedly commented on her arm tingling and I asked her if she felt queasy on a hunch. I went to look at the symptoms and we went from there.

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Asker chrissysky Asks:
Teen Wolf or DC for the meme?
supernova2395 supernova2395 Said:

Teen Wolf:

My “FOREVER” pairing: Sterek
My “sometimes” pairing (if i’m in the mood): Scott/Isaac
My “friends-with-benefits” pairing: Stiles/Danny
My “adele” pairing (“WE COULD HAVE HAD IT AAAAAALL”): Boyd/Erica (I’m still angry)
My “hate sex” pairing: I don’t have one. Or Emotionally Compromised Teenagers in Relationships.
My “working on it” pairing: Stiles/Malia
My favorite threesome / poly ship: Scott/Allison/Isaac
My platonic “their friendship is too precious to mess it up with romance” ship: Scott/Stiles
My “i love it but don’t want it to happen” pairing: Stiles/Lydia
My “it started out crack but now it’s serious and i regret everything” pairing: Isaac/Jackson (I don’t even know where it came from).
My endgame pairing: Sheriff/Melissa
My “across time and space they will always find each other” pairing: Sterek
My “settling for second choice” pairing: Stiles/Malia
My “I don’t want to ship it but I do” pairing: Sheriff/Parrish

DC: (pretty much Batfamily)

My “FOREVER” pairing: JayTim
My “sometimes” pairing (if i’m in the mood): Wally/Dick
My “friends-with-benefits” pairing: Bruce/Clark
My “adele” pairing (“WE COULD HAVE HAD IT AAAAAALL”): Dick/Babs
My “hate sex” pairing: I again don’t really have one (Bruce+himself?)
My “working on it” pairing: I don’t really have one
My favorite threesome / poly ship: Tim/Kon/Bart
My platonic “their friendship is too precious to mess it up with romance” ship: Dick/Tim
My “i love it but don’t want it to happen” pairing: Bruce/Selina
My “it started out crack but now it’s serious and i regret everything” pairing: DamiTim
My endgame pairing: JayTim (Bruce and his man pain).
My “across time and space they will always find each other” pairing: JayTim
My “settling for second choice” pairing: Timkon
My “I don’t want to ship it but I do” pairing: Bruce/Diana




how to draw a sheep: draw a cloud, legs, a circle for the head and there you have it
a sheep

someone draw a sheep using these instructions


this rlly helped i think this is the best sheep i have EVER drawn!!!

(via holyfudgebatman)

And we have finally landed :D

Also is it really necessary to play your music out loud in an airport waiting area?


Hit me up with any of my fandoms and I’ll tell you:

  • my “FOREVER” pairing
  • my “sometimes” pairing (if i’m in the mood)
  • my “friends-with-benefits” pairing
  • my “adele” pairing (“WE COULD HAVE HAD IT AAAAAALL”)
  • my “hate sex” pairing
  • my “working on it” pairing
  • my…

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here’s a tip

if someone says they don’t drink, they don’t fucking drink

respect it

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Oh for goodness sake; you left for over an hour. An hour. My sister has a form of ME, she needs sleep, she gets ill if she doesn’t get enough sleep. You haven’t been using the chair you can deal with it, there are plenty of other places to sit and drink your beer, you do not need the reclinie chair.

I’m sorry, putting a scarf on a seat and leaving for over an hour does not make the seat yours.