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fawnbro:

real reasons bisexual women are more likely to end up in long-term relationships with men:

  1. huge amounts of societal pressure to be heterosexual or at least hetero passing
  2. rewards, both legal and social, of heterosexual marriage
  3. fear of coming out as bisexual, except in anonymous self-reporting studies
  4. fear of accidentally flirting with straight women because of the stereotypes concerning homosexuality and predatory behaviours
  5. disappointment/resignation after a life full of unreciprocated crushes on straight women
  6. negative opinions about bisexuals making it difficult to find partners within the LGBTQ community

not a reason bisexual women are more likely to end up in long-term relationships with men:

  1. bisexuality isn’t a real orientation and we’re all secretly faking it

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herzspalter:

I wanted to thank you guys again for being such lovely people and decided to make this for you. I don’t know if it’ll help anyone, as you can see, I struggle with explanations and this doesn’t cover a lot of this matter (I’d have to write books in order to deal with everything), but I did get several requests to do something like this, so there you go!

If you’re interested, I can make a second part about how I draw full body gestures. If you have a specific question etc, feel free to ask, just be aware that I’m the worst teacher.

Thank you guys so much again, you all mean a lot to me…!

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A long time ago, when you were a wee thing, you learned something, some way to cope, something that, if you did it, would help you survive. It wasn’t the healthiest thing, it wasn’t gonna get you free, but it was gonna keep you alive. You learned it, at five or six, and it worked, it *did* help you survive. You carried it with you all your life, used it whenever you needed it. It got you out—out of your assbackwards town, away from an abuser, out of range of your mother’s un-love. Or whatever. It worked for you. You’re still here now partly because of this thing that you learned. The thing is, though, at some point you stopped needing it. At some point, you got far enough away, surrounded yourself with people who love you. You survived. And because you survived, you now had a shot at more than just staying alive. You had a shot now at getting free. But that thing that you learned when you were five was not then and is not now designed to help you be free. It is designed only to help you survive. And, in fact, it keeps you from being free. You need to figure out what this thing is and work your ass off to un-learn it. Because the things we learn to do to survive at all costs are not the things that will help us get FREE. Getting free is a whole different journey altogether.

Mia McKenzie, creator of Black Girl Dangerous, author of The Summer We Got Free (via etiquette-etc)

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betterbemeta:

One of the rules of my characterization of Ganondorf is that he shows no mercy because he knows no one would show him any, whether in the past where he was the leader of a people feared and hated by the Hylians, or in his present where he’s gone so far that there nothing more to be but hated by his foes.

However, this rule also makes it awkward when people do show him mercy, kindness, helpfulness, companionship, or any sort of interpersonal relationship that’s not fatal opposition. He doesn’t know what to do with himself. He’s a brilliant man but so much of his mental energy is tied up with trying to gauge the intentions and motivations of those around him and assuming they are out to somehow destroy him in the end— which is part of the reason why he’s so proactive in hurting others, so he knows where he stands.

To hurt others and know his power over them, and know they hate him, is better than not knowing but feeling unsafe, not knowing if he’s in control.  He knows what it’s like to be cast pariah by others and he knows how quickly those in power move to exterminate those who are hated, with none. Kill before you’re killed. Dominate everything before it has a chance to destroy you. 

It’s why he keeps “kidnapping” Zelda, but underestimating Link. He sees Zelda as an immediate threat or major opposition and moves to contain her. He keeps thinking that if he controls everything, Link can never gather the elements or strength he needs to oppose him.

Ganondorf, while great, has elements of cowardice to him. This role that casts him as worthy of hatred is also how he protects himself from those who hate him, how he feels powerful over himself, others, and his place in the world. He has difficulty braving the unknown and truly carving his own path because this role gives power now, is something the world is already ready to accept him as, requires minimal risk to his self worth and identity, even if he loses.

Which is sad, because the kernel of virtue he possess is Power— the ability to change the world with his agency. He could forge a world where this fear is gone— he’s right, he has the potential to be a better King than the Hylians have, do more, be more, provide for others with the abundance of ability he has, his greatness. At some level he knows this. He wants this.

But to do it he’d have to relinquish what makes him secure in himself.

King of change, he can’t ever be benevolent while he stays the same.

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corseque:

rottenappleheart:

Y’all know that middle-grade YA fantasy cliche about the One Girl in the society of All Male Warriors/Mages/Assassins/Kings/Thieves, who is always having to prove herself and be Just As Tough As The Dudes, and who has little to no experience with other women and is awkward around them (with a bonus of internalized misogyny for kicks) and feels way more comfortable with aforementioned dudes?

Flip that and you’ve got Ganondorf.

E X A C T L Y

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darkpuck:

vagneto:

elizabeth-the-artsy-fart:

The pretentious bible Nazi

Behold! The Car Alarm.

The Obsessive Well Educated Black Man.……….uh. I’m a white woman…

"The Undead One who leaves passive aggressive post-it notes everywhere"

Hey now, I’ve got a cold, but I wouldn’t go so far as to call myself undead. The post-it note thing is hilariously my actual villain schtick. Only less "passive aggressive" and more weird/discordian ‘subliminal’ messages

darkpuck:

vagneto:

elizabeth-the-artsy-fart:

The pretentious bible Nazi

Behold! The Car Alarm.

The Obsessive Well Educated Black Man.

……….uh. I’m a white woman…

"The Undead One who leaves passive aggressive post-it notes everywhere" Hey now, I’ve got a cold, but I wouldn’t go so far as to call myself undead. The post-it note thing is hilariously my actual villain schtick. Only less "passive aggressive" and more weird/discordian ‘subliminal’ messages

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