Never forget the fact that in lnx’s interview in 2019 he admitted that he used to try to pray the gay away and now here he is literally depicting his sexuality as being kicked out of Eden, stoned to death, & then ending up in hell but it isn’t in a shameful way anymore, he’s proud and comfortable with himself, saying “you told me to go to hell, well here I am” & it’s so important to see how far he’s come & I’m so proud of him
It's summer now, and you're craving a simpler existence. You want to read. You want to write. You want to meet strangers for dinner, and not refuse another drink at another bar. You want to dance. You want to find yourself in a basement, neck loose, bobbing your head as a group of musicians play, not because they should, but because they must. It's summer now, and you're looking forward to worrying less. You're looking forward to longer nights and shorter days. You're looking forward to gathering in back gardens and watching meat sputter on an open barbecue. You're looking forward to laughing so hard your chest hurts and you feel light-headed. You're looking forward to the safety in pleasure. You're looking forward to forgetting, albeit briefly, the existential dread which plagues you, which tightens your chest, which pains your left side. You're looking forward to forgetting that, leaving the house, you might not return intact. You're looking forward to freedom, even if it is short, even if it might not last. You're looking forward.
i will say this as a ‘creator’ who has literally done this before and who has been told i need to change things within my creations to be more culturally sensitive: it is fucking easy to put “hey i’m writing about X as a non-X person. I did my best to research and to try to portray it in a respectful manner, but if I got anything wrong, please let me know and I will work to fix it”
and when someone takes that offer and goes, “hey you did this thing bad/wrong/inappropriately” it’s easy to say, “thank you for telling me, i will continue to research and I will do my best to change that into something more respectful.”
it’s easy ! it’s free ! it’s better than digging ur heels in the sand and throwing a hissy fit over the fact that u got smth wrong !!!