chronically (w)ill

i am a white, neuroatypical, disabled/chronically ill, panromantic, gray-asexual, trans guy who is interested in social justice and constantly learning new things. i love reading, ice skating, art, theatre, psychology, turtles, guinea pigs, and babies. a few of my fandoms are: doctor who(pre-moffat), most things by joss whedon, homestuck, star wars, pokemon, animal crossing, and many more. (avatar by pettyartist on dA)


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Reblogged from ehyperrie

silvermoon424:

lilyskinned:

alimarko:

massachusettsprep:

merrymagicalbroad:

Let me tell you a fucking thing about costume design. That’s some in depth, difficult shit to learn. And the fact that this goddess can ramble this shit off the cuff means she knows her shit. ELLE WOODS IS A GODAMNED GENIUS AND IT’s NOT A STRETCH TO BELIEVE SHE GOT INTO HARVARD LAW MMMK?

FUCK YEAH ELLE WOODS OR DIE

this movie is literally about an attractive woman who loves to party having to prove over and over again that she’s also intelligent and hard-working to those who judge her based on her looks (who also empowers and fights for other women, and fosters unlikely friendships instead of engaging in girl hate) and if you don’t think that’s some great feminist shit then I don’t know what your problem is

Let’s not forget that in the end when the guy wants her again, she turns him down because she knows she deserves better.

AND let’s not forget that at the end she is the class-elected speaker at the graduation ceremony, has graduated with high honors, has been invited into one of Boston’s best law firms, and is best friends with the girl who her boyfriend left her for.

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inuis:

fantomeheart:

The only acceptable birthday cake

so when you blow out that candle you’ll be killing that charmander happy birthday u sick fuk

inuis:

fantomeheart:

The only acceptable birthday cake

so when you blow out that candle you’ll be killing that charmander happy birthday u sick fuk

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Reblogged from medievalpoc
You guys know about vampires? … You know, vampires have no reflections in a mirror? There’s this idea that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. And what I’ve always thought isn’t that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. It’s that if you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves. And growing up, I felt like a monster in some ways. I didn’t see myself reflected at all. Junot Díaz on race and representation in media (via erkings)

(Source: medievalpoc, via pomegranateseedsandpersephone)

Reblogged from postcardsfromspace

Hey, White Americans. We Need to Talk.

boozairob:

postcardsfromspace:

According to a Pew Research survey, only 37% of white Americans think the events in #Ferguson raise important issues about race.

Okay, fellow white people. We need to talk.

Let me tell you a story: I was an angry punk teenager. Not violent, but I did a shitton of trespassing, and I got into a lot of screaming matches with cops.

I have never been arrested.

I have never been violently attacked by police. Hell, I have never been seriously threatened by police.

I am fully aware that I’ve survived to adulthood largely on the benefits of my race.

When you are white in America, you get away with all sorts of shit. Have you read this account from a white dude who actively tried to get himself arrested? You should. It’s telling.

So, if that’s your main frame of reference for dealing with law enforcement, it is really easy to assume that when someone else gets targeted by the police, they must have done something really bad. After all, you know the police aren’t that petty, right? They’re there to help: That’s what TV tells you, what your teachers told you, what your parents told you. “If you’re in trouble, find a police officer. They’ll help.” And, y’know, if you’re white, most of the time, that’s probably true.

When you’re white in America, it is awfully easy to pretend that you don’t live in a country where the nonviolent physical presence of black people, especially black men, is considered sufficient threat to justify use of lethal force. It’s really easy to pretend that laws are enforced equally; that arrest rate has any demographic resemblance to actual crime rates; that the police are there to protect us from the bad guys.

And, I mean, I get that. It’s a lot more comfortable to pretend that safety correlates to virtue than to confront the ugly truth that a system that benefits you very directly does so at the cost of other people’s lives; that what you were taught was the just reward for being a good person is, in fact, the privilege of your skin. That’s a big part of why we work so hard to retcon narratives about how the black people our police murder must have been dangerous, highlight every casual infraction like it’s a killing spree. We are so desperate to believe that the system that feeds us is just.

It doesn’t feel good to acknowledge that stuff. It feels gross. A system we trusted—one we should be able to trust, that should work for the benefit and protection of everyone has made us accomplice to some deeply horrifying shit.

But here’s the thing:

This happenedThis is happening. Not recognizing it; stonewalling and insulating ourselves in our little bubbles does not make it go away.

And not acknowledging it, not having asked for it, does not make us any less complicit, or any less responsible for owning and fixing this. We are actively benefitting from a fucked, corrupt, murderous system. That is on us. As it should be.

So educate yourself, get the tools, and start dismantling this fucker. You have the time: after all,  no one’s shooting at your kids.

Privilege is the bandwidth to speak up and dismantle because you’re not in fear for your life. And there is no conscionable excuse for failing to use it.

Please, please read the guy trying to get arrested.

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Reblogged from mandrag
madeofpatterns:

slashmarks:

beedibix:

living400lbs:

I think somebody had fun with this wall. 

#jareth put physics back where you found it or so help me

this is a nice wall. I like this wall.

!!!!!!!!!!!

madeofpatterns:

slashmarks:

beedibix:

living400lbs:

I think somebody had fun with this wall. 

this is a nice wall. I like this wall.

!!!!!!!!!!!

(Source: johnnyclasper.co.uk, via ixoreus)

Reblogged from mellowtune-deactivated20130801
Men and women are misogynistic for different reasons: men to marginalize women, and women to ingratiate themselves with the men trying to marginalize them. Neither one is justifiable, but one is oppressive and the other is a (bad) strategy to deal with that oppression. One thus sees that if the men who are misogynists weren’t, the women who are misogynists wouldn’t have any reason to be. Ergo, exhorting women to stop being misogynists so that men will stop gets it precisely backwards. (via thechapess)

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Reblogged from didymium
dickprincess:

didymium:

Wendy Carlos:
Was a musical prodigy who started piano lessons at six and had composed her first classical work at age ten
Built her own computer at age 14 in 1953, before most people knew what a computer was, and won a scholarship for it
Helped Dr. Robert Moog work on his earlier synthesizers, providing technical assistance and convincing him to give the Moog synthesizer touch sensitivity
Her breakthrough album, Switched on Bach, won four Grammy awards, started a craze for synthesized music, and remained on the Billboard Classical Album top 200 chart for over a year
Composed music for the movies A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, and the original Tron 
Collaborated with “Weird Al” Yankovich on a parody of Peter and the Wolf centred around the importance of oral hygeine
In case this wasn’t enough, she is also an accomplished solar eclipse photographer
Bonus kitty:

All info from her wiki page and website

You forgot “Is a trans woman”.

dickprincess:

didymium:

Wendy Carlos:

  • Was a musical prodigy who started piano lessons at six and had composed her first classical work at age ten
  • Built her own computer at age 14 in 1953, before most people knew what a computer was, and won a scholarship for it
  • Helped Dr. Robert Moog work on his earlier synthesizers, providing technical assistance and convincing him to give the Moog synthesizer touch sensitivity
  • Her breakthrough album, Switched on Bach, won four Grammy awards, started a craze for synthesized music, and remained on the Billboard Classical Album top 200 chart for over a year
  • Composed music for the movies A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, and the original Tron 
  • Collaborated with “Weird Al” Yankovich on a parody of Peter and the Wolf centred around the importance of oral hygeine
  • In case this wasn’t enough, she is also an accomplished solar eclipse photographer

Bonus kitty:

All info from her wiki page and website

You forgot “Is a trans woman”.

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Reblogged from reillymouse

reillymouse:

Protect autistic kids at all costs.

Make them feel loved and important in a world that says they’re wrong for existing. Tell them it’s okay to stim, or info-dump, or mimic, or be non-verbal. Defend them from shitty ableists who demand they supress their traits and don’t treat them like real people.

p r o t e c t a u t i s t i c k i d s

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Reblogged from pr4villains

HARRY POTTER HEADCANON

pr4villains:

Since Hufflepuffs are particularly good finders, this means they know where the best hiding spots are (having discovered them at one point or another).

So when the Battle for Hogwarts raged on, the Gryffindors were fighting the Death Eaters head on with the Ravenclaws and Slytherin supporting them. It’s agreed that the Hufflepuffs will find a way to get the younger students out.

THEN SUDDENLY

HUFFLEPUFFS

DROPPING FROM THE RAFTERS (“Death from above, mothafathas!”)

SPRINGING OUT OF CLOSETS THAT WEREN’T THERE  (“Peekaboo, I stunned ‘choo!”)

POPPING FROM THE FLOORBOARDS LIKE DAISIES (“Excuse me, Mister Death Eater, but nice shoes!”)

HUFFLEPUFFLEPOCALYPSE

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Reblogged from queerlilly

igetje:

femforthought:

queerlilly:

"without us you wouldn’t have any rights!" without you we wouldn’t have to fight for them

Always this. Always.

"Remember that men gave women the right to vote!"

And remember that men should never have been at such a social and political advantage as to be able to literally give and take away rights from groups of people.

OMG THIS

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Reblogged from mollystormjackson

cannedviennasausage:

mollystormjackson:

I will always and forever be fascinated by customer’s weird gender hangups. 

(on tapastic)

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Reblogged from corinneduyvis

It’s difficult being comfortable with yourself. It’s even more difficult when you’re disabled. It means knowing your limits intimately. It means running into a brick wall for your efforts and licking your wounds in the wake of your failure.

For me, it means learning what acceptance truly means. I’ve pinpointed my struggles; I’ve explored ways around them. But the more I embrace both my talents and my limitations, the more people latch onto only one or the other. Some have an image of who I should be — this smart, talented, enthusiastic girl — and when I tell them I can’t always be that girl, they call it a waste. They call me a waste.

Others wax rhapsodic about how I prove autism is no excuse for laziness or failure. I’m an inspiration, they say; I overcame my disability. Me? I just gape. After all my years of difficulty, the last thing I want is for people to use my experiences to put down others who struggle. What’s so inspirational about accepting your limitations? When did I overcome anything?

I never overcame. I incorporated.

Autism helped me become an internationally published author–heres how by Corinne Duyvis (Otherbound) at the Guardian

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Reblogged from rnilex

rnilex:

ugh okay so i made a gofundme campaign to help pay for my dental, it’s getting pretty serious like i can’t chew properly at all anymore and it hurts all the time and i can’t talk right like a real person and like i’m on income assistance while i try to get on disability and i can’t work to get more money for this so pls pls consider donating and/or signal boosting http://www.gofundme.com/d5lxvw

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Reblogged from beautiesofafrique

andreashettle:

beautiesofafrique:

GUYS LETS SUPPORT ABDUL NADADI, an animator from Ghana who has created a new animation entitled Orisha’s Journey. His animation is going to be shown at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Japan (21st August 2014-25th August 2014)

For more information:

Follow him on tumblr abdulndadi

An interview he did with the SVA alumni blog

An article by discover african cinema

(these are all his images/animation)

Reblogging because representation matters.  And, I really hope they CAPTION this movie for deaf and hard of hearing people (and release it on Blueray or DVD in the U.S.) so I can watch it.

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