burningonyx:

Okay okay maybe I’m a little biased, since the only Angelkin I ever knew in person turned out to be a drunken bastard whom I would not have pissed on even were he on fire. But I don’t let that affect my judgment of otherkin people in general. To this day I wonder if I’m otherkin myself, but if I am, I can’t figure out what I would be. So I don’t identify thus.

This otherkin thing seems like bullshit to me. I mean, I’ve never felt like I was something other than human, but how would I know if I had? I mean, I only experience a tiny slice of all the possible things it is to experience. What’s more likely: that I know enough about possible experiences and my own particular experiences to say that I am on some level an animal or elf or angel, or that I am mistaken and what I have labelled “being an elf” is what being a human feels like (or at least what if feels like for me.)

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you-are-my-lezbian-lover:

mercurialasthesky:

I don’t even know why the call TMI the incest fandom because have you looked at Percy Jackson

I mean have you really looked into the books

and realize all the demigods are basically cousins

they only consider the people that are from the same father or mother related. so it really doesn’t bother them because if they don’t have the same godly parent then they just don’t see them as blood.

At least, that’s what they say to themselves to make them feel better about it. Most people would still have a problem with dating someone so closely related, but the demigods in Percy Jackson are fine if they both share the same father, as long as that father is a god. It’s still super squicky. (It sort of reminds me of Japanese media that tries to avoid allegations of pedophilia by having the young-looking characters really be 500 years old. Sure, intellectually I can accept that a 500 year old vampire, or dragon or ghost might be mature enough to have a relationship with a mature adult human, but when they still look like an 11 year old girl, I have to question what was going through the story writer’s head.)

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sarajevosoul:

mogeko treats rape as a joke and one simple “i’m sorry” does not excuse that fact

When the person speaks English as a second language, and doesn’t write an essay about what they did wrong, I think you should give them a little leeway.

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sayahiro:

okay, so i’m done with the true ending now and i

Which do you consider the “true” ending? I think both non-Asylum endings could equally be considered “true.”

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neongenesist:

Everyone told me to play Saya no Uta and told me that they both liked and didn’t like MC and Saya and then I played it and just hated Saya with all my heart. I never even played the “good” ending, I just got her death scene and felt very happy with that.

There was a “good” ending?

She actually dies in two of the endings, but I think all the endings are worth checking out (even if you firmly hate the characters) if only because some more of Saya’s back story is explored and it makes for a better story when you know the whole thing.

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crowsephone:

I’m actually kinda shocked the Extra Credits guys recommended Saya no Uta considering how terrible it is. 

I went in expecting Lovecraft flavored VN. 

Instead I got a pedo with meat-o-vision and an edgy blob monster. 

I would say there was definite Lovecraft influence in the game. The doctor investigating the lair of Saya’s “father”, and 2 of the 3 endings screamed Lovecraft, not to mention the MC’s entire situation.

There was definitely a pedophilia aspect to the whole thing, but I think it was meant to contribute to the disturbing atmosphere. I mean, in a game with cannibalism, murder, rape, and body horror, it’s a little odd to get hung up on the pedophilia angle, when it’s not being played as anything but the extremely disturbing act that it is. (Perhaps more disturbing since the reader knows she’s probably enjoying the whole thing for completely different reasons than Fuminori is, and the fact of what she actually is.)

I will say this: it’s a great little horror story if you can get past the fact that it’s a Hentai.

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kiichu:

albinopearl:

ashieart:

albinopearl:

ashieart:

moopdrea:

Sometimes being asexual is really lame

No you know what
being anyone who doesn’t obsess over sex is annoying. (this is not meant to be demeaning, btw, just as an add-on)
I’m straight and very much plan on dating if I find the right guy
but until then, I’m abstaining until marriage, so it gets pretty annoying when all I ever hear around me is stuff about sex. All the time. In different forms and degrees.
It gets old. Can ya please talk about something else, goodness sake.

this is about ace people feeling uncomfortable or excluded from conversations like this. It’s not just a petty annoyance it’s feeling ostracized from your peers or friend group. You are experiencing a completely different problem then what is presented here, as a straight person you cannot relate to this extent. don’t make this about you, don’t shift the focus to yourself because it’s not about you
feel free to vent, just not here

"Feel free to vent, just not here’? On my personal blog where I can vent whenever I want to?
Because I’m straight I can’t relate?
Guess what
if I am choosing to abstain from sex, and I have no interest in it, I CAN relate. Sure, I may not ALWAYS feel like this, if I eventually get married, but how do  you know I’m not questioning my own orientation? You don’t. So don’t go biting my head off.
I still feel ostracized from my groups of friends when they’re going on talking about their sex lives or sex in general, and I can’t relate/contribute/feel comfortable with talking about it.
So maybe instead of trying to say I’m ‘shifting the focus’ you look at my initial comment that I was ADDING to the conversation/commentary, not trying to change it.

Okay listen 
I’m not ‘biting your head off’, I’m trying to educate you. I’m very sorry you feeling you feel ostracized, and I realize that that is your personal blog, but that’s not the point. The point is, this is a post about asexuals, one of the many minorities that have little representation and little space in the world to safely vent. I understand that you feel this may relate to you, but you are shifting the focus to yourself instead of ace people. You are allowed to feel whatever you feel, but really you shouldn’t share it on this post, because it’s not about you. It’s about asexuals. 
I’m not trying to be mean, I’m trying to defend what I think is important. I just want you to realize what you’re doing isn’t okay. It’s the same as having someone with a uterus say ‘my period cramps hurt so much!’ and a cis man reply ‘yeah well i get cramps too!’ It’s about minorities having their space to release frustration without others butting in. 

Well I mean… someone who does not like sex, or to hear about it, sort of understands a bit how asexuals feel? The feeling of being lost in a sex-obsessed society. 

If you want another analogy, imagine if your entire community was dog people, and you’re allergic to dogs. So you try to start a dialogue about how hard it is to get on in a society obsessed with dogs when you’re allergic to them, so you make a post on your community’s forum about your difficulties, and someone else comes along and says “I know what you mean. I’m waiting til I find the right dog before I spend too much time with dogs, so I totally know what you’re going through.”
I would say the second person doesn’t know what you’re going through at all, since they still want a dog, they’ve just made the personal decision to hold off on interacting with them.

kiichu:

albinopearl:

ashieart:

albinopearl:

ashieart:

moopdrea:

Sometimes being asexual is really lame

No you know what

being anyone who doesn’t obsess over sex is annoying. (this is not meant to be demeaning, btw, just as an add-on)

I’m straight and very much plan on dating if I find the right guy

but until then, I’m abstaining until marriage, so it gets pretty annoying when all I ever hear around me is stuff about sex. All the time. In different forms and degrees.

It gets old. Can ya please talk about something else, goodness sake.

this is about ace people feeling uncomfortable or excluded from conversations like this. It’s not just a petty annoyance it’s feeling ostracized from your peers or friend group. You are experiencing a completely different problem then what is presented here, as a straight person you cannot relate to this extent. don’t make this about you, don’t shift the focus to yourself because it’s not about you

feel free to vent, just not here

"Feel free to vent, just not here’? On my personal blog where I can vent whenever I want to?

Because I’m straight I can’t relate?

Guess what

if I am choosing to abstain from sex, and I have no interest in it, I CAN relate. Sure, I may not ALWAYS feel like this, if I eventually get married, but how do  you know I’m not questioning my own orientation? You don’t. So don’t go biting my head off.

I still feel ostracized from my groups of friends when they’re going on talking about their sex lives or sex in general, and I can’t relate/contribute/feel comfortable with talking about it.

So maybe instead of trying to say I’m ‘shifting the focus’ you look at my initial comment that I was ADDING to the conversation/commentary, not trying to change it.

Okay listen 

I’m not ‘biting your head off’, I’m trying to educate you. I’m very sorry you feeling you feel ostracized, and I realize that that is your personal blog, but that’s not the point. The point is, this is a post about asexuals, one of the many minorities that have little representation and little space in the world to safely vent. I understand that you feel this may relate to you, but you are shifting the focus to yourself instead of ace people. You are allowed to feel whatever you feel, but really you shouldn’t share it on this post, because it’s not about you. It’s about asexuals. 

I’m not trying to be mean, I’m trying to defend what I think is important. I just want you to realize what you’re doing isn’t okay. It’s the same as having someone with a uterus say ‘my period cramps hurt so much!’ and a cis man reply ‘yeah well i get cramps too!’ It’s about minorities having their space to release frustration without others butting in. 

Well I mean… someone who does not like sex, or to hear about it, sort of understands a bit how asexuals feel? The feeling of being lost in a sex-obsessed society. 

If you want another analogy, imagine if your entire community was dog people, and you’re allergic to dogs. So you try to start a dialogue about how hard it is to get on in a society obsessed with dogs when you’re allergic to them, so you make a post on your community’s forum about your difficulties, and someone else comes along and says “I know what you mean. I’m waiting til I find the right dog before I spend too much time with dogs, so I totally know what you’re going through.”

I would say the second person doesn’t know what you’re going through at all, since they still want a dog, they’ve just made the personal decision to hold off on interacting with them.

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thewomanfromitaly:

fandomsandfeminism:

manic-satanic:

I just saw a post that said “Abolish gender ROLES not gender IDENTITY”

I cannot even fathom how absurd this is

Please explain to me what gender identity is, because I’m pretty fucking sure it has everything to do with what gender role you “identify” as

If there are no gender roles then there is no gender identity. You can’t do one and not the other

No. 

I’m a woman. That’s my gender identity. 

However, I reject traditional feminine gender roles: cooking, cleaning, wanting to be a housewife, deferring to men, being passive to men. 

Gender ROLES are a prescribed set of behaviors and traits deemed *Acceptable* for someone of a gender to display. Gender identity is what gender you are- regardless of what trait and behaviors you display and how those traits and behaviors are traditionally coded. 

OP has some thinking to do.

I feel like gender identity really becomes an empty label, when there are no societal expectations placed on it. Gender is a social construct - so how can you have a construct when nothing is constructed around the nominal labels “man” and “woman.” 

(Source: lesbiarchy)

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tigerator:

as an autistic person

having autoplay on your blog is disruptive and startling. it bombards me with something that’s 90% of the time completely unfamiliar and often overlaps with what i’m listening to in the first place, without any warning whatsoever. it catches me offguard and…

This seems a bit weird to me. The internet is like going out in public; you can’t control what other people are going to do. If I was deathly afraid of blue shirts, I wouldn’t be able to go in public and ask people not to wear blue shirts. Similarly, a person’s blog is their blog. If you know you might have a problem with something you might find on someone’s blog, doesn’t it make more sense for you to get a Browser extension or just turn your sound off. I mean if it’s your friends blog, that’s one thing, but come on.

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Anonymous said: Do you think every rapist (regardless if they were on drugs or are clearly mentally ill) should be locked up forever? I am really concerned about letting someone like that out of prison ever again, but my girlfriend says she thinks locking someone mentally ill up forever is cruel, and told me my own experiences with it cloud my judgement and make me too 'emotionally invested' in the topic. The (20 year old) man who raped me will be free in 10 years, and just thinking about that makes me so sick.

awomanfromitaly:

misandry-mermaid:

It’s really ableist for her to assume that the majority of rapists are mentally ill, or that mental illness causes them to rape.

Rape culture and patriarchy that allows men to grow up seeing women as lesser beings and thinking they are entitled to our bodies is what causes them to rape.

The number of rapists whose mental illness actually caused them to rape people is probably a TINY percentage, and if they really are that dangerous, they should be kept away from the general population until they receive counseling and help that makes them unlikely to hurt people.

The fact is, rape is violence, and yet every other violent crime sees higher conviction rates and sentence lengths than rape.  We give drug addicts who get caught in possession of drugs longer sentences than rapists (especially PoC).  We give internet hackers longer sentences than convicted rapists.  There is no way rape is an over-punished crime when only 3% of rapists even see one day in prison.

We give drug addicts who get caught in possession of drugs longer sentences than rapists (especially PoC).  We give internet hackers longer sentences than convicted rapists.”


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I feel like misandry-mermaid didn’t carefully read the OP. I didn’t get the impression that the OP thought that “the majority of rapists are mentally ill”, but was in fact asking whether all rapists regardless of mental state at the time of the rape should be locked up forever (with no claim about what percentage of rapists have such mental illnesses.) That’s a different question altogether.  That’s the same question as, should a murderer who had a mental illness that left them unable to understand what they were doing get a looser sentence? It’s asking what would be a just punishment for a violent crime committed by certain people, without referencing just how common such people might be.

Otherwise, misandry-mermaid is correct. Although some of the reason rape sentences are shorter than drug sentences is due to oversentencing on the drug side, and not just undersentencing on the rape side.

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