Lan Jingyi gets one (1) hug from Jiang Cheng when he gets slammed into the ground during a hunt, Jiang Cheng is so relieved that he didn’t kill one of Jin Ling’s only friends that he immediately just grabs him and hugs him as tightly as he would Jin Ling.
Lan Jingyi is stunned, blown away, absolutely astounded and he gets why the Jiang Disciples are in love with Sandu Sengshou now. He’s never been hugged so tightly and enveloped completely and he has to assume that’s what being hugged by a bear feels like (WWX snickers that’s NMJ’s hug would probably kill him) he doesn’t want to leave, he’s half ready to go almost die again.
He’s already holding out his arms and in his best I’m-Jin-Ling’s-Friend-Therefore-I-am- Nephew-Voice asking “Hug Jiujiu?”
Lan Sizhui and Jin Ling are holding him back, Sizhui’s insisting that Hanguang-Jun will be there to save him soon, Jin Ling’s saying to stop trying to hog his uncle. Zizhen is standing beside Jiang Cheng and offering him a pastry and cementing himself as Jiang Cheng’s favorite. (Jiang Cheng doesn’t know what’s going on, he’s just turned off his ears, as long as they’re not dying he doesn’t care)
Jingyi is almost uncontrollable when Hanguang-Jin arrives. Until Lan Wangji lays a hand on his shoulder and murmurs “Good job”
Jingyi calms instantly, eyes shining up at Lan Wangji. Lan Sizhui sighs a breath of relief, Jin Ling screeches because “HOW DARE YOU TURN ON MY UNCLE SO EASILY?!?” Zizhen offers Jiang Cheng another cake. Wei Wuxian is on the ground laughing, he is the only one who understands.
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okay idk how exactly to phrase this so bear with me but i kind of hate the increase i've seen lately in defining lesbianism as "a non-man attracted to non-men" like. i know it's to include nonbinary lesbians which is important obviously. but we shouldn't be defined by who we DON'T love and by how we relate to men. like. nobody defines gay men as "non-women attracted to non-women" it would just be weird?? why are we doing that for lesbians
and not every nblw is a lesbian!!! some nb people are male aligned and won't call themselves a lesbian! it's ignorant to say "non-men" when you mean fem aligned nonbinary people. bc nonbinary isn't some magic 3rd gender, it's a range of identities that fall outside of the binary. so a nonbinary person could use male pronouns and terms, present as male, identify as more male etc and while they're still nonbinary, if they love women they could identify as straight? loving women as a non-man doesn't necessarily make you a lesbian. or u might identify as gay if ur a male aligned nonbinary person and ur only attracted to male aligned nonbinary people. ur a non-man attracted to non-men. does that make you a lesbian? no!!
nonbinary people who aren't skinny white feminine afab people EXIST and honestly i think that's the kind of nb person people mean when they say "non-man" bc people still see nonbinary as one generic identity that you can fit into a box.
you guys need to realise that SOME nonbinary people are INHERENTLY included in every sexuality label. you don't need to adapt your sexuality to include nb people because they are already included!!! and saying that ALL nonbinary people can have a lesbian relationship is stupid when some nonbinary people are male leaning and have nblw or nblnb relationships that they're comfortable labelling as straight or gay mlm. like... lesbians are women who love women. sometimes that attraction does include people who don't identify as female which doesn't make them any less nonbinary!! but saying ALL non-men attracted to non-men are lesbians is just ignorant.
and with this i've seen a huge rise in people saying trans men can be lesbians and lesbians can be attracted to trans men? and it's usually the same people who use the "non-men attracted to non-men" definition like? at that point you are LITERALLY saying you don't view trans men as real men?? if you wouldn't be comfortable with a cis man calling himself a lesbian you shouldn't be comfortable with a trans man calling himself a lesbian. i feel like people are so caught up in trying not to be straight that they would literally rather be transphobic than have someone identify as straight lmao like. trans men are men therefore they can't be lesbians!!! literally where is the confusion
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I’m gonna post what may be a Controversial Opinion™ knowing I may get hate, and honestly I’m ready to hear counterarguments because I kind of wish I didn’t feel this way. I just need to vent: the thrill is totally gone for me with contemporary manned spaceflight. Like, I really do not care about whatever SpaceX is doing, though I will admit they are at minimum competent, especially compared to the other billionaire-lead space projects (which I give even less of a shit about and think are pathetic tryhards). And even beyond that, I feel pretty much no enthusiasm about stuff like the Artemis Program, a Mars landing, etc.
I do understand it is stupid to feel this way because it’s not like NASA didn’t contract stuff out to private companies from the start, and it’s not like Lockheed, Grumman, Raytheon et al., are paragons of ethical virtue. But to put it in the most basic terms, I hate Elon Musk and I find the weirdly fervent community there is around SpaceX cringey. Like, were people hardcore stanning Rockwell in the 80s cause they built the space shuttle? I don’t think so. I dislike everything about the whole vibe of SpaceX; their founder, their fanbase, even their aesthetics (still salty over the spacesuits, they look like a bad costume, and I think the big touchscreen control panel in Crew Dragon is so ugly and stupid even if that is The Future™ or whatever).
So you might think, ok, you just want this stuff to be done by someone else. And yeah maybe that is part of it, but like I mentioned above, I am aware that going with a traditional defense contractor isn’t really better, ethically or practically—I’m not some kind of Boeing Starliner stan. Sure I hate Elon Musk for being an exploitative billionaire who treats his workers poorly and posts cringe on social media, but is that really a worse thing to be than a US defense contractor that profited off wars in the Middle East and is also known to be unreliable on these projects? It’s not even like one is the “lesser” of two evils.
Then there’s also the fact that I just feel empty when it comes to things that seem like the fulfilment of my childhood wishes, stuff I should be hyped about. When I was a kid I used to write stories about majority female shuttle crews, but 15 years later the prospect of putting a woman on the moon makes me feel absolutely nothing, apart from the frustration of “too little too late.” I don’t feel empowered, I just feel tired.
Maybe that’s what growing up is, and maybe this was unavoidable/inevitable when I became a cynical socialist but god, I used to believe in this stuff. As a kid near the end of the shuttle era, it was bittersweet to see the program end but I had hopes for what would follow and I was excited that I’d be able to grow up and see it happen. When I was in high school/college and I got more interested in the Apollo missions, I longed to be able to experience something of that magnitude in my lifetime, but now that that opportunity is theoretically within reach I don’t feel any sense of awe, because it doesn’t seem like a big step forward anymore. Now manned space exploration feels like...putting a grotesque billboard ad in the middle of a beautiful landscape: it’s no longer raw or extraordinary.
More and more my interest in spaceflight is just becoming an exercise in nostalgia and I have mixed feelings about that that I won’t even get into because this post is already long af, but I just....I didn’t want it to end up like this? I didn’t want to end up like this? Girl help...
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