it occurred to me that newer fans won't have seen mumbo's cursed circle of pumpkins and melons from hermitcraft s5 so here they are, all 96000 (yes, 96000) of them lagging the server to death because his storage system wasn't fast enough.
headcanon that the mcc participants have a pjo camp halfblood style necklace where they get a new bead for every mcc they play in as a little souvenir of the event when they go back to their own servers. im thinking that the beads would be colored after the team they were on during that mcc. the team mascot would be carved onto one side and opposite that would be the tournament number. the carvings would be inked in silver if they participated and gold if they won. and there's also special beads for special mcc events like jingle jam and pride
also it's common to leave the beads on the necklace but the players are free to style and display the beads however they want (braid it in their hair, keep it in a box, communicator charm, etc) and they're magically enchanted by noxcrew to never break or be lost or stolen
ok pride month is over and we’ve already talked loads about tailorinnit but please consider him making lgbtq flags for people /rp
also please consider: he doesn’t know what flag ranboo should get, so he just grabs all the ones he has and holds them out to ranboo with the order ‘take what applies’. Ranboo, who has no idea what any of them mean, but is a big fan of flags, takes all of them. Tommy is left baffled.
(He obviously doesn’t mail jack manifold a pride flag, jack is straight, but he wants to make up with jack manifold, so instead he sends jack a banner that says ‘you are jack manifold.’ It’s accurate, so jack shrugs and hangs it in his house)
Something I don’t see mentioned or talked about enough is how without Tommy, travel would be a much much different story on the Dream SMP.
The original Prime Path, the one above ground, was created by Dream, although he didn’t create the entire thing.
When Tommy joined, he quickly took to the Prime Path. He was the one who discovered that walking on the path resulted in more primes than running (hence why he only walks on it).
Tommy is the only one who would really upkeep the path. It would get destroyed a lot, be it creepers, TNT, or other means. Tommy would be the one to go out of his way to get slabs and fix the path, replace the blocks, and even at times, the surroundings. Tommy also built pretty much the whole Prime Path past his house. This includes the path which leads to L’manburg and to Skeppy’s base.
Then you have the Underground Prime Path, the one which leads to Pogtopia. This path became really vital for the Manburg v. Pogtopia war as well as the spy job for Tubbo, and how Pogtopia could sneak back into the country. Tommy practically built this path on his own, and it is hundreds of blocks long. Not to mention he built the highway just above and a rail system straight to Pogtopia for the war.
Tommy also created the sewer system, which many of the older houses and buildings have access to (such as his own house and the community house). These have been used many, many times for escapes and get aways, as well as just fast travel. These have been used throughout many wars, fights, and other occurrences. Many chase scenes have happened down there.
Then you have the Nether Highways, all three of the main ones leading from the Nether Hub (not the ice one) was built by Tommy. He built two highways during exile from two directions. These highways are now used and have been branched off from to get to other places. He also built the path from Techno’s base to the obsidian highway. Techno, Phil, and Ranboo, as well as anyone heading to that base now use those paths. Before they had to do scuffed parkour through a Basalt delta. Now people use the highways to get to other nether portals and places.
Tommy has created nearly every main path and road on the server which leads to main locations. Think of how much these are used for shortcuts. How many times they’ve been used in lore. The sewers alone have been used dozens of times in lore (chase scenes, fights, Techno & Tommy sneaking in to L’manburg, Techno’s escape from the execution, etc). The roads from Pogtopia to Manburg were used in war and for lore. The highways now are constantly used.
Its something subtle, but without these paths I think, honestly, a lot of things would be different or may not even exist or have happened? I just think it’s very cool how something that seems so insignificant is actually so incredibly big?
It’s even been mentioned before. Tommy and his Towers and Roads. He has no big or impressive builds on the server, but he has created almost all main sources of travel on the SMP and they’re some of the oldest and longest standing creations on the server.
Wilbur: “Are you gonna get me in SMPLive 2 [Dream SMP] or not?”
Tommy: “I’m trying, my boy—”
Wilbur: “Do I have to be streaming? Is that, like, the rule as well?”
Tommy: “No, no it’s not at all. I’m trying to—”
Wilbur: “I see Fundy’s in it too, but, you know, I don’t really— I don’t care for the Dutch.”
Tommy: “What? You want me to call my boy Dream? He never—”
Wilbur: “I don’t. I don’t want you to call Dream.”
Tommy: “He never denies me.”
Dream: (in chat) ‘Thunder1408 whitelisted.’
[Tommy and Tubbo scream in joy.]
Tommy: (clapping) “YEEES. If anyone doesn’t know, Jack Manifold is our close friend. He’s like the third— He’s like our Sapnap.”
28:21 TommyInnit Trolls BadBoyHalo
[Tommy is looking to the side at his other monitor. His eyes widen]
Tommy: (looking at something on his other screen) “Boys. Hey Technoblade! Guys, when we win this war, thank me later.”
[On screen, he opens up a screenshot of a Discord exchange between him and Techno. Tommy’s message reads ‘please join the dream smp’ and Techno replies with a meme image of himself saying ‘perhaps.’]
1:23:18 TommyInnit, Dream & WilburSoot do a Quiz
Tommy: “Dream, will you add Quackity?”
17:16 MCC Practice With Dream, CptPuffy, and Solidarity!
George: “Who is that?”
Dream: (laughing) “Ninja.”
George: “What? Why is that his name?”
Dream: “I don’t know.”
Solidarity: “Is Ninja joining, is he?”
George: “That’s very strange, okay. Did you tell him to get that name?”
Dream: “I didn’t not. I didn’t even know about this, Tommy just messaged me and said.”
Tommy: “Can you whitelist Pokimane? She wants to join.”
Dream: “I think she is, isn’t she? I don’t even know her right name. Although, we’re in the middle of a tournament, Tommy!”
Tommy: “Do I have your permission to message Callahan?”
Dream: “Yes, you do.”
[Tommy leaves the VC and goes back to his team’s.]
Tommy: “Pokimane, you are in.”
24:36 Ruining his Minecraft Speedrun
Connor: “Do you think one day I could be on Dream SMP with all the Minecrafters?”
Tommy: “I mean, you’ve really just got to message Dream. I’ll vouch for you, Connor, I’ll vouch.”
Connor: “I have messaged Dream...”
55:07 Surprise I’m Live, Tubbo’s Stream March 14th, 2021
Tubbo: “Dream was like to Tommy ‘Is there anyone you want on the SMP?’ and then Tommy spam DM’d me at like 1 AM, so now I’m on the SMP, I guess. Yeah, I owe quite a lot to Big Man Tommy, Twitch Chat.”
saw this random post about how the discourse around my blog has been "swept under the carpet" and
and the thing is, after being suicide-baited by a terf smear campaign, repeatedly, for years, that doesn't feel "swept under the carpet" to me. to me, from where I'm standing, that feels more like "survived at terrible cost"
i just found out jack manifold is 18 ????? 18. one eight. eighteen fucking years old.
people talk so much about c!tommy and c!tubbo and c!ranboo being children who should be protected, about tommy being a kid who's unfairly punished for things other people on the server would only get a slap on the wrist for (which was the result of dream manipulating the situation so he could take control of tommy rather than anything to do with age, really, but that's another discussion), and they’re right, of course they are. but it gets to the point where them being children is the only thing their characters are equated to, which is a disservice to both them and the other characters on the server.
like, i was so surprised finding out jack is 18 because no one ever talks about ?? how fucked up it is ??? that he died, crawled his way out of hell, obsessed over getting revenge over tommy to the point it was basically all his identity was centered around (and what his sense of fulfillment was reliant on), and when tommy did die, he was forced to reconcile with the fact that all his unresolved anger and hatred was making him spiral, and deal with the resulting confusion and guilt and grief of it all, all by himself ??? with no support whatsoever ??
18 is legally an adult, sure, but emotionally? still needs just as much support and has just as much development left to do as the "children" of the server.
Wilbur gave Phil such a distorted view of what happened during Pogtopia because he didn’t want Phil to worry, because he was saving face.
Phil has no idea Schlatt was President. He has no idea Wilbur got exiled. He has no idea about the Festival. Phil thinks the Festival is when he showed up. Phil has no idea Tubbo died at the Festival. He has no idea Techno executed Tubbo.
The only thing he knows is that he showed up and Wilbur blew up everything. All he knows is that he showed up and Wilbur begged him to kill him.
Phil has so little knowledge of what happened that he genuinely believed Wilbur won the election, ceded power to Tubbo, and then made Pogtopia because he liked creating nations.
No wonder he blamed Tubbo during Doomsday. He has no idea what the truth is.
Did he know that Wilbur was on his last life? He didn’t even know Tubbo lost a life, let alone two. Does he even know Tommy was on his last life when Dream killed him in the prison? Does he even know how much the original L’Manbergians sacrificed just so their country could exist?
Does he know just how much they had to fight just to keep it alive, and how they finally broke when he helped blow their country to bedrock?
I wanna make a post about this actually. It won’t be that polished, i just want to get it off my chest because it’s been weighing on me. As a bi woman who is looking to date other women, it’s really really disheartening and just frankly kind of abysmal out there, and i don’t think people, like... realize that? Online discourse is absolutely obsessed with politicizing bi women’s relationships and acting like it’s a personal failing to date a man and not a woman, people love to go “why don’t you just date women if you claim to like them/if you’re sick of men/etc?” but uh. Some of you actually make it very difficult for us. Let’s take a look at what the wlw dating scene looks like for bi women, shall we?
Let’s start with my own personal experience. I did not date in high school (wasn’t emotionally ready to date, was still figuring myself out, never wanted to date cishet boys/men anyway), but when i graduated and started college i wanted to put myself out there and meet new people. I tried dating apps even though i didn’t like them, since that was popular, as well as talking in-person. When i was open about being bi right off the bat, i got zero interest from women except the occasional unicorn hunter couple or straight girl looking for friends. Mostly i got attention from cishet men who either fetishized me for being bi or who were nice but extremely boring and treated me like i was the manic pixie dream girl who was gonna make their lives interesting (one such guy literally told me his fav movie was Scott Pilgrim, so u can imagine). The few bi women i knew were just figuring themselves out and weren’t ready to date women yet, so i ended up more as someone they thought was cool/went to for advice, which i didn’t mind at all since i’ve been in the same spot and i found it flattering.
When i didn’t advertise myself as bi, it was a whole different story. After leaving my small conservative town and re-embracing the gender nonconformity i’d tried to give up to be accepted, i definitely looked gay. And idk if y’all know this but i’m hot. I’m hot, i’m fashionable, i’m smart, i’m interesting, and girls were definitely interested in me. Until i had the inevitable “i’m bi, i hope that’s not a dealbreaker” conversation. It usually was. That went one of several ways.
If i was lucky, the person just kinda ghosted me after losing interest upon learning i was bi, probably assuming that meant i was “experimenting” in some college phase and was a waste of their time. If i was less lucky, i got to experience a tirade about how i “led them on” and made them think they were getting someone “actually gay” and i should have “been honest with them from the beginning” so they could make an “informed decision” about my worthiness as a potential partner, et cetera. Occasionally someone didn’t entirely write me off the second they learned i was bi, but they suddenly “weren’t looking for anything serious right now” and wanted something casual. Which i knew was not true because i made it clear with people from the start that i was not comfortable with hookups and wanted to genuinely connect with people, so i didn’t interact with people who were looking for casual sex.
Now let’s look at what being a bi woman on social media is like.
When interacting with wlw blogs on tumblr, i constantly run into stuff like “i need more friends/mutuals who also like girls, if you’re a lesbian like this post” “it’s so hard to meet girls irl, anyone know any lesbian dating apps?” “i love being a butch and i love femmes i want a lesbian gf so bad” “i love women i can’t wait to be married to another lesbian” “i need a gf why aren’t there any lesbians in my town” and so on.
Which is all very innocuous except that wlw blogs are framing “woman who likes woman” as synonymous with “lesbian,” and acting as though bi women don’t exist, or if they do they’re not even considered as potential friends or partners. I don’t have screenshots of these because i tend not to follow butch/femme or wlw blogs that erase bi women more than i can overlook, but i guarantee you they’re everywhere. If you follow wlw blogs you will run into them even when you actively try to avoid them. I know because i’ve tried. And honestly i shouldn’t have to “prove” that i’m telling the truth about my own experiences.
It is a problem if some lesbians want to be with someone who shares their particular sexuality and experiences? No, of course not. Gay and bi people are both allowed to feel that way as long as it’s not out of bigotry. Is it a problem when this is the general attitude and language throughout wlw spaces, which results in bi women being erased/not seen as good enough partners, and internalizing the idea that they’re not good enough to be with women because of that? Yes. Seven years of being in online wlw spaces has taught me that it’s the latter.
Now there’s a whole niche on youtube where wlw/lesbian youtubers make videos about their thoughts on bi women and why they would or wouldn’t (usually wouldn’t) date us. I watched a lot of these in high school when i found them while searching for more positive and helpful resources. Partly out of morbid curiosity and partly out of self esteem issues from internalized biphobia that i guess i felt like exacerbating.
[image ID: a screenshot of a youtube video by Arielle Scaracella titled “What lesbians think about bisexuals.” The video is paused on a woman’s face, she is white with straight brown hair, wearing a white t shirt. End ID].
[image ID: a screenshot of a youtube video by Aaliya Clark titles “5 reasons why studs don’t date bisexual women reaction.” The video is paused on a woman’s face, she is black with her hair braided back and is wearing glasses and a beige t shirt. End ID].
(Unfortunately i couldn’t get a screenshot of the original video from Studology101 because the channel has been revamped and it was deleted, but you can watch the whole thing through this video).
I’ll save you all the trouble of watching these, they all say more or less the same thing and it’s all easy to guess.
bi women might be seeing a woman and a guy at the same time/will likely cheat on you
it’s just weird and gross and a turnoff that they like dick men
bi women are more likely to have STDs (both from being with men at all and the fact that bi women probably sleep around)
generalizing all bi women from one bad experience
bi women tend to lie (including lying about being a lesbian to maliciously trick lesbians into dating a bi woman)
bi women make lesbians insecure bc they feel like they’re competing with men
bi women are just trying to get you to have threesomes with men
bi women aren’t serious about relationships with women and just use it as a sexual adventure, but will lead lesbians on, knowing they will have real feelings for another woman and leveraging that for sex
There’s another video i can’t find because it’s been a while since i watched these kinds of things, but the gist is “things lesbians DO like about bi women” and the reasons are essentially that bi women are a good ego boost because they’ve usually only had crappy sex with cishet men, so they’re easy to please and will make you feel good about yourself. Also that you can avoid the awkwardness of dating your friend’s ex/everyone you know is your ex because the gay community is so small, since bi women are never part of the local gay scene and only socialize in cishet circles/live cishet lives.
I’m not on twitter or tiktok so no screenshots or links but i have heard enough of the bullshit that gets posted on there to know that i want nothing to do with them. They’re full of takes such as the famous “bi women are toxic because they have man residue” thing, as well as “bi women who want to date women are fetishizing lesbian relationships,” what more do you need to know really?
I must reiterate, these are examples of things i have encountered consistently throughout my 7 years of searching for wlw resources and community online, from the age of 14 until now. So it seems like overall the wlw community has one of several attitudes towards the idea of dating bi women:
1. it’s just not even given a thought. Bi women aren’t considered at all, as if they don’t exist. They are lumped in with straight women as complete outsiders to discussions of sex and relationships between women.
2. bi women do exist but are part of the same community and social circles as cishet women, are always cis and feminine, always date cishet men and do not have relationships with women or participate in the LGBT community whatsoever. If you do end up dating one she will definitely be questioning and using you to experiment with women, and will not want a relationship or be fulfilling as a partner.
3. bi women are not worth dating, they are disgusting sluts and the fact that they like men is a huge turn off, they cannot be trusted, they always lie or cheat, they’re trying to coerce you into threesomes with men, they do not value relationships with women and the feelings they claim to have for women mean nothing. If you do somehow end up dating a bi woman it will be a horrible experience and leave you traumatized by her bisexuality.
4. bi women are great! For hookups. It’s sooo easy to make them happy bc they’ve only ever dated cishet men and are used to being treated like shit so you can do the bare minimum and they’ll love you, also you’ll get to gloat about how much better you are at sex than straight men. Not someone you’d build an actual relationship with though, you want a woman who’s actually gay if you want to be able to settle down and have something real.
This is what i have consistently encountered from the time i was 14 and realized i was bi. For the past 7 years as a bi woman searching for community and acceptance, i have continued to see these attitudes everywhere. I have not seen anyone, on any public platform or in real life, speak positively about relationships with bi women. I have literally never, in all my years in the LGBT community, seen myself/specifically bisexual women spoken about as desirable, especially not to other women. I have seen a few posts from other bisexuals talking about how healing it was to date another bi person after suffering from severe internalized biphobia as a result of their treatment by cishets and the LGBT community. The bi bloggers i follow (and a bunch of very generic positivity posts that don’t change anything) are some of the only times i’ve seen anyone talking about bisexuals as valuable.
Sure, there are occasional semi-popular posts about how bi women and lesbians are one community and we should stop creating false divides between our experiences as wlw, etc etc. But those posts remain a theory and not a practice (and are also strongly contested by other users). Most of the bloggers who make them, who i’ve followed and interacted with for a while, still only ever talk openly about dating other gay women in their personal lives, never about positive experiences with or desire to date bi women. It feels very much like that message is meant for other people, like “not me though, i’ve never dated a bi woman, but it’s nothing personal i totally think other people should.”
When the only people who express interest in us are (usually cishet) men, is it any surprise that’s who many of us date? Sure a lot of them fetishize us, but... it’s kinda nice to feel wanted at all? Bi people constantly have the gender of our partner used as a measuring stick for our political views and level of oppression, but we’re just looking for someone who wants us back and will care about us, just like everyone else looking for a partner. This kind of thing from other wlw makes us feel like we are completely undesirable to women and undeserving of them because we’re bi, and any attempt to date a woman would be met with disgust. Both towards our bisexuality itself, and towards our audacity for thinking we could ever be good enough for a woman.
And people have the gall to publicly complain that they don’t think bi women put enough effort into dating women? When you’re the ones who won’t fucking date us? Which women do you expect us to date then, each other? Sure, we would, but we get called homophobic bi separatists who think we’re too good for lesbians if we do that. Also, “bi women can just date each other in order to be feminists while not contaminating lesbians with their man germs” is so clearly bad i shouldn’t have to say it. And obviously any time we date men that’s the wrong choice as far as everyone else is concerned, even if they’re bi. Plus then we’re still elitist bi separatists. If you want us to date women so bad but think you, personally, are too good to settle for a bi woman then shut the fuck up about our relationships forever.