meanwhile in the beta

Aug 20 ■ 4 hours ago1,192 notes

standard complaining about being tired goes here

Aug 20 ■ 9 hours ago

we done got gay video game married

I love my stupid shitty side village.

Aug 20 ■ 23 hours ago8 notes




This is my son, Chester, who is nearly 4. He was invited to his friend Chloe’s birthday party today, the theme was prince and princesses. He asked if he could go as Sleeping Beauty, so I bought him a dress and put a cute little clip in his hair.

We arrived at the party to the following comments from the adults present:
“Oh that is just cruel.”

"Why did you make him wear a dress?"

"Poor little man, what’s your mummy playing at?"

"He’s going to hate you when he grows up."

"No way I’d let my son dress like a girl."

The fact is, Chester is almost completely gender neutral. I let him wear what he wants, be it boys or girls clothes, and he plays with whatever toys he likes. This usually involves him holding tea parties while wearing his pink Minnie Mouse top, jeans and a tiara. The guests are more often than not a mixture of Winnie The Pooh characters, dinosaurs, Barbie, Dora and solders, and they’re usually transported in his favorite fire engine.

When my husband arrived at the party later on, he was subjected to endless ridicule from the other dad’s present about how I must keep his balls in my back pocket because otherwise he would have put his foot down and not allowed Chester out like that. Oh, and by the way, our other son dressed as Ariel. When my husband pointed out that the boys were happy, and the mother of the birthday child made a point of saying how wonderful she thought it was that we allowed them freedom of choice and expression, they then stopped talking about it to our faces and started muttering about us behind our backs.

Interestingly enough, not a single child said a word about their choice of costumes, other than to compliment Chester on his new dress.

not a single child made a negative comment

not a single child made a negative comment

not a single child made a negative comment

this is important

It seriously doesn’t make a difference one way or the other to children.

I have so many personal experiences.

First: My 4 year old nephew wanted a dress like Sofia the First’s. He would’ve gotten it if his birthday wishlist didn’t have so many other things on it that were actually in stock at the time. He likes My Little Pony, though. The blind bag style toys are his favorite.

Last week, I woke up and walked into the living room at the same time my mom was walking in with the neighbor’s twin girls to let them borrow some of her stash of children’s books. They know me just a tiny bit, but nothing beyond name, and didn’t recognize me at all with scruffy purple hair, sleepy face, and in my boxers and giant t-shirt. I didn’t really say anything, just kinda halfheartedly waved and smiled a little, got a drink, and retreated.

Later, my mom told me that when they walked outside, one of the twins asked her if I was a boy or a girl. My mother’s response to her was “does it matter?” and the answer she got was “no” and that was entirely enough to satisfy both kids on the issue.

While at the zoo, my 8 year old niece met someone I won’t out, knew this person as male ahead of time, and he wasn’t quite passing when my sister and her met up with us. She waited until we headed off and looked at my sister, “I thought ____ was a boy.” My sister replied that he is, and he’s like me. She knows about my gender, like the rest of my immediate family. Her response was a nod, “oh, okay” and then a request to go see the turtles.

Yeah, she’s known about me almost as long as my sister. My brother-in-law had some issues, but they got past that. I don’t know how the hell he had reservations, since years before, her reaction when she was to her lesbian t-ball coach’s daughter having two moms was simply that she wanted two mommies, too. 

My niece and my younger nephew get it. No questions. My niece once stopped while she and my sister were gardening, looked at her, and just out of the blue said “mom, you said you wanted a brother, but you got a brother”. My nephew made the change to ‘uncle’ so fast and easily that I just kind of boggled at first.

As time has passed since my niece became aware of my gender, she has, of course, also become aware of the discrimination there and some of the personal demons to deal with, on top of the knowledge that I’m in a gay relationship. She has a couple times sort of suddenly gotten distressed over the cards life has dealt me, but in relation to the reactions of others.

I needed a ride to Pride earlier this year and my sister wanted to go anyways, and my niece got excited and wanted to go, too — as she told my sister, in support of me, actually. Decked out in her Rainbow Dash t-shirt, a tutu, rainbow socks, a and all the brightest, cheeriest things she could come up with.

She wants to be a veterinarian and make sure everyone can get married, in her own words.

All of that’s her own choice. Our family is open but it’s not like my sister has shoved any of this down her throat, it’s been from her own experiences over time, witnessing my experiences, and aging that’s led to her going from the initial ‘oh, ok’ to a very small activist who is still too young to understand why we can’t all just get along.

It doesn’t matter to little kids. They have no concept of gender and gender roles no matter what anyone tries to say.

Kids rock.

Aug 20 ■ 23 hours ago446,386 notes


No, no and no. REBLOG this please, this shouldn’t be allowed and we need to spread the word to everybody about this injustice!

The actual news article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2726219/Yasmin-Thomas-victim-disgusted-walked-free.html

Aug 18 ■ 2 days ago1,487 notes


Hey Bear/Manny/Handsomesorcerer,

We’ve been mutual follows for a little over a year now I think—or whenever I joined the Borderlands fandom—but in any case, you’re one of the few blogs I follow that I actually read and pay attention to. I know you’ve been going through some tough times and you frequently post stuff about being sick, ill or tired and I just wanted to brighten your day a bit. It isn’t much, but I’ve drawn your scarf wearing bear persona in my art style, hope you like it!


The Evil Coffee Bean

oh no oh wow ahh i I don’t have any words wow thank you ;_; this is absolutely gorgeous and I appreciate it so much I really don’t know what to say — you’ve made my week, really

just, thank you, so much




stop taking bucky’s metal arm away

stop taking charles’ wheelchair away

stop taking clint’s hearing aids away

disabled superheroes are important stop sucking please

I read this wrong and I was just picturing them all confused as to who keeps taking their stuff.

"Steve have you seen my arm anywhere?"

"Nope, sorry Bucky.  By the way, have you seen Clint’s hearing aids?  He hasn’t been able to hear a damn thing all day"

It’s probably rocket

Aug 17 ■ 3 days ago67,090 notes

i was mad i missed screencapping more of this conversation during this dungeon but then i realized i feel like the two lines i managed are better out of context than with the whole