Its not the quantity of friendship that is important, it’s the quality
Anytime I use twitch and see that there's an LGBT+ tag I feel a little conflicted.
While I am certain that I am in an under-represented intersection of labels I also know that my art and activities are just normal things not specifically made to be LGBT content. Is it LGBT+ really content if I don't put effort into making it such, or is it an inherent trait imbued onto my works because I was the one that made it? If it's the latter then what does it mean for the community? Would labeling everything we do as being different from heteronormativity not be another form of alienation?
Is the act of me existing as a queer person reason enough for me to need a tag like a sign on my lawn or should require a level of specification in my works before I can earn it through consistency and intent?
Is it better to connect with people through traits or over all message?
It's such a seemingly little thing that I might test it out for a while to see what happens.
Oooh! Who is this Marty fellow? He must mean a lot to Greg, if there’s a picture of him lying around. Greg looks much younger in the picture, it must be from quite a while ago.
Come to think of it, we don’t know too much about Greg’s life beyond his interactions with Steven and the Gems (somewhat), him being a musician (and not super in-depth about that), and the car wash. We know a little here and there, but, not a whole lot. And I say “come to think of it”, as if I haven’t been wanting to learn more about Greg for a very long time. What other motivations and interests and stuff does the guy have?
Like, I don’t think Greg has ever brought up having any friends or family or anything like that before (except for his aunt and uncle, which was brief). It’d be neat to get some more info.
fanart of sjm characters is so funny bc most of the characters are literally only differentiated by hair style/color or eye color so fanart inevitable makes them look almost identical. we have feyre + her sisters looking like triplets, rhys and his 2 bat buddies looking like triplets and the protagonist from all sjm’s 3 series together looking like the same girl in different wigs
Here‘s the THING. Dean commits to shit HARD. So it may take a second once Cas comes back from the empty, he may be a lil unsure for a while, how to and what to and is he allowed and- ? But once it’s established, once he got it? He GOT it. Like he will hold his hand at all times, he will call him his husband PROUDLY in front of people, oh my husband and I are going on a trip, my husband asked me to get some specific kind of soil for his flowers can you help me out? , my husband is such an angel (hehe). (He would also make the angel joke constantly and everyone who doesn’t know them would be perplexed by the matching set of eye-rolls from Sam and/or Cas). He would buy the flowers and the chocolates, he would totally ironically start yelling Honey, I‘m hoooOoome when he gets home but after a while it just kinda stops being ironic. He would take Cas on picnics in the park, he would allow him to get a cat begrudgingly (and eventually love that cat more than anyone else does, but that’s no one else’s business), he would let Cas pick the music when driving somewhere even though he sometimes absolutely despises the song choices but then he looks at Cas’ happy face? At Cas being content and looking out the window bopping his head a little and catching his eye giving him this soft smile, so happy, so real, so Cas right in front of him? And he would feel love burning through him so intensely he couldn’t even speak.
honestly thank God that aftg is centered around exy and not some real sport because let me tell you. I would not be able to take this seriously if Neil was risking his life out here for football or volleyball or freaking polo or basketball or even soccer or hockey.
because of the way Neil talks about exy, there's something so fantastical about it as an imaginary sport. like I know what it's like to play basketball and soccer and it's nice but it's hardly put-the-Mafia-on-my-ass-so-i-can-get-one-more-game-in nice. and if that's what he was staying for I'd judge him very much for that, idc if he waxes poetics about the smell of chlorine at the university pool or the feel of fresh turf beneath his cleats. but because I barely understand exy I'm just sat here like well I mean maybe the kid has a point who am I to say
Someone: Don't get mad! Mad doesn't help anything! If you stay angry at someone you're just hurting yourself more! Haven't you ever heard of 'turn the other cheek'?
Judaism: Disturb us, Adonai, ruffle us from our complacency. Make us dissatisfied. Dissatisfied with the peace of ignorance, the quietude which arises from a shunning of the horror, the defeat, the bitterness and the poverty, physical and spiritual, of humans. Shock us, Adonai, deny to us the false Shabbat which gives us delusions of satisfaction amid a world of war and hatred; Wake us, O God, and shake us from the sweet and sad poignancies rendered by half forgotten melodies and rubric prayers of yesteryears; Make us know that the border of the sanctuary is not the border of living and the walls of Your temples are not shelters from the winds of truth, justice and reality. Disturb us, O God, and vex us; let not Your Shabbat be a day of torpor and slumber; let it be a time to be stirred and spurred to action. - Rabbi Mitchell Salem Fisher, Mishkan Tefilah, 173
Me: Mm. Sorry, nothing around here about letting shit go and turning the other cheek! In fact, we ask God to help us gather our anger and frustration and put it to good use. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
And that’s just one example from the prayer book. To say nothing of the commands to NOT let shit go, to use anger to drive change, in the Torah and entries in the Talmud. Anger gets so much shit done in the Torah. One would have to question if we read the same Torah if you get nothing out of it except be a welcome mat. For example, the story of Konach is not in fact ‘don’t be angry’ it is actually ‘be angry correctly’. Be angry about the right things. Use your anger to better the world around you, for the people around you. Don’t let it fester (do not hold anger in your heart for your kin; Ecclesiastes), use it to change things around you. May all who despair find purpose (Mishkan Tefilah).
The primary Jewish quality is action. This is repeated over and over, in differing ways but still the meaning is clear e.g. “As Jews have kept Shabbat so has Shabbat kept the Jews.” We must act to bring about Shalom. We must act in the name of charity, in the name of helping our friends, family, and neighbors. Anger is just something that helps steel us for the fight ahead, in many cases (i.e. social justice).
We seek shalom, peace. Only when we accept our anger, can we find peace with it. Allow it to give us a bit of drive, anger as fuel. Then let it go. Not before. Stifling anger, bottling it, does nothing good for us. And saying ‘don’t get angry’ is unhelpful. We were given the ability to feel anger for a reason. It is a tool. Control it not the other way around. This is what the teachings say.