i think i’m officially done with tumblr. my interest has been waning for some time, and i was mainly using it for hairspiration and fatdykespiration but i am feeling like it’s ~over~ now.
because it’s all over my dash and i am having feelings, here is what i have to say about the grrlyman thing.
1. can’t really believe that post about it all being about how she’s black. i would say MOST things ARE because someone is black (and i will definitely never for one second believe that things wouldn’t be COMPLETELY different if grrlyman were white or white passing), but this just proves to me beyond the shadow of a doubt that “transformative justice” and academic blahblah language can be used to excuse any behaviour from anyone under any circumstances, and i am SO FUCKING OVER IT! (Reminds me of Asam and probably every other “radical” dude who has ever said anything about anything ever).
2. for people who are claiming to care so much about the victim/survivor (not sure what wording she would prefer here) y’all are sure not letting her name what happened to her. SHE is not calling it rape, so why are y’all calling it rape? i can’t imagine what not having power in even being able to name what your own assault was would feel like. we live in a world where women are taught to minimize everything, but not allowing a woman to label her own assault is some weirdo-anti-slash-second-wavey-feminism-masquerading-as-real-feminism-BS. (as i said before, i’ve been pretty absent from tumblr, so if grrlyman’s ex has said something else about the issue, pls just disregard this point all together!)
i feel like so many people are so upset and that makes sense, but i just don’t get and definitely don’t like how it has (d)evolved to this point. i kinda need space and time before i can decide what i want to do in terms of personal relationships, but i am definitely definitely definitely feeling like my energy in being able to trust men, or any “radical” person who isn’t a fat weirdo brown or black lady is kind of on zero.
so what this means from now on is that i’m gonna abandon this tumblr (can’t delete it! it’s too spectacular, if i do say so myself!) and maybe start a new one that is just for pictures of fat ladies and long curly hair! you’re not really gonna wanna follow it, i bet, but that’s ok! it’s been fun meeting all of y’all, and you can find me on fb if you do some deep lez sleuthing… but i’m probably gonna delete that thing soonish anyway!
sending gay healing vibez to… most people who have been hurt by this <3
(ps: feel free to reblog this, but i’m totally not trying to start a conversation or debate or anything. this is just my goodbye cruel tumblr post so that y’all don’t think i died or something. bye-bye!)
I can’t believe it….. I really can’t!!
Omg this will probably actually happen in our lifetimes! The onion predicting the future!
(Source: The Onion)
the grass is alive and it is dancing
One is not like the other.
have you ever been so high that you rolled your friend into a joint
Indian optometrist creates gold plated, diamond encrusted contact lenses
this is my ideal eye color
The background here: my girlfriend had a 1944 dollhouse that she grew up with, and acquired bits of ‘furniture’ to make the experience more real. We were just down at her mom’s place for the holidays and, feeling nostalgic, she set up the bedroom. Her cat, Sunny, being the quirky thing that she is, finds new things interesting and manifests this curiosity by lying on them. These pics capture that moment: a small doll house bedroom with a gigantic Maine Coon, head resting on the pillow and everything. The first pic caught her getting comfortable, with her tongue just sticking out of her mouth.
All these women are gorgeous fat babes and super fabulous I wish I knew them all personally!! :)
Even broken things can still be beautiful. [via]
;____; having plant feels
NEWS: Koyama Press @ TCAF 2014!
Koyama Press are returning to TCAF, and we couldn’t be happier!
Founded in 2007, Koyama Press has become a small press powerhouse, publishing and supporting a wide-rage of emerging and established artist. For years now they’ve held down a prominent corner of the main floor at TCAF, debuting comics, graphic novels, art books, and zines, and 2014 will be no different!
Debuting at TCAF 2014 are four brand-new titles from Koyama Press. This includes:
- A Body Beneath, collecting issues 2-5 of Featured Guest Michael DeForge’s anthology series Lose;
- Cat Person by Toronto ex-pat, tumblr sensation, and Adventure Timestoryboard artist Seo Kim;
- Safari Honeymoon, the latest mind-bending work from the consistently mind-blowing Jesse Jacobs; and
- 100 Crushes from international queer vanguard Elisha Lim, compiling a half-decade of comics!
For more information on these and other debuting books, please visit our Debuting Books page.
And the best news is that all of these cartoonists will be on hand to help debut these books! With the advent of this year’s Canadian Reading Series, TCAF is very grateful for Koyama’s continuing effort to promote Canadian authors and artists. Some of the amazing talent Koyama is highlighting at the festival include:
- Seo Kim was born in Seoul, Korea, and then immigrated to Toronto, Ontario just a few months later. Kim currently lives in Los Angeles and works as a storyboard artist for the massively successful Cartoon Network show, Adventure Time.
- Michael DeForge was born in Ottawa, Ontario. He currently lives and works in Toronto as a cartoonist, commercial illustrator, and as an effects, props, and character designer for the hit Cartoon Network program Adventure Time. He designed TCAF’s official poster for 2014, and is a Featured Guest of the festival.
- Jesse Jacobs was born in Moncton, New Brunswick, and now draws comics and things from his home in London, Ontario. He has worked on the Cartoon Network show Adventure Time, and has appeared in the 2012 and 2013 editions of Best American Comics.
- Toronto-based artist Elisha Lim’s work celebrates the dignity and power of being neither straight, nor white, nor cis-gendered. In 2011 they also successfully advocated for Canadian gay media to adopt the gender neutral pronoun “they.”
Introducing the first known female tattoo artist in America.
Maud Wagner was the first known female tattoo artist in the United States. Little is known about this awesome vintage lady, however according to The New Yorker, Maud traded a date with her husband-to-be Gus Wagner in 1907 for tattoo lessons. Now that’s impressive!
only the “first” American female tattoo artist because this white woman had citizenship in the early 20th century, whereas the women indigenous to the land now claimed by the US (who have been tattooing for thousands of years) didn’t become “American” until they got their citizenship in 1924
like Maud Wagner is only radical in a world where indigenous women are erased, forgotten, or otherwise thought of as less than human, and radical feminism is defined as “white women demanding their fair share in an appropriated form of body modification made popular via colonial genocide”
white people are only the first at being able to ignore how they’ve stolen everything.