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February 07 2018

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Finland, 1972: Rinteelä

A large hillside home with living room, dining room, kitchen with walk-in refrigerator, study, three bedrooms, and a bathroom on the main level. The walk-out basement contains a family room, washroom, shower room, sauna, and utility rooms.

Uudet Omakotitalot by Myyntiyhdistys Puutalo, 1972. (Helsinki, Finland) —from my library

February 06 2018

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i love them both.. so i drew them both, thank you

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A Better Look At Thistle

the update today kinda got buried under a bunch of fanart that the scheduler posted at the wrong time (I SAID PM), so here it is again at the top of your feeds

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I can’t tell you how frustrating it is to have been in the queer movement for 20+ years, to have studied queer theory, to have contributed to you potentially enjoying the rights you have today because I was part of a groundswell of lobbying and direct action in the 1990s….

…to have a 15 year old who’s spent maybe 8 months being political and has never inquired about queer history anonymously message me, “EXCUSE ME QU**R IS A SLUR LMAO OMG EMBARRASSSING AN aCTUAL ADULT WHO THINKS IT’S OKAY TO USE QU**R!~!!!!”

Dude, we are a slur. Queer folks are a slur to conservative straight people. Everything we are will be used as a slur by everyone who hates us. Gay is a slur. Lesbian is a slur. People will try to use all of our words against us. Don’t fucking let them get into your head to the point at which you’re telling actual queer people not to use the words we’ve used to unite ourselves and empower ourselves for decades. 


The notes on this post since I first reblogged it from @asynca are a wild fucking ride.

“It was never our word, do some research.” Child do your own damn research, it’s been our word.

“If you’ve been part of the community for 20 years get off of Tumblr and go take care of your grandkids.” Man I would not want to be you in 20 years, realizing that shit, you don’t stop existing when you become a grown-up and you keep having interests. How do you think your life’s going to be between age 20 and age 80? Is it gonna be that boring to be you? And holy shit my grandkids? If Asy is anything like me, who came out at 13, how you expect me to have grandkids at 33ish? 35? Y’all. Really. And these are the same people who wail ‘respect your elders, don’t call them queer, they don’t like it,’ but out the other side of their mouth say ‘you’re not relevant, grandma, go away.’ 

Mmkay. Just show your hypocrisy a bit more, I guess.

“Just don’t call people things they don’t wanna be called.”

Aight, so, yeah. First off, ain’t nobody calling anybody part of the queer community who ain’t identifying as queer. Queer is, and has been, a radical political and mostly blue-collar portion of the LGBTQIPA+ community. It is defined by its rejection of Corporate Gay (white, upper-middle-class, cis gay exclusionary ‘palatable for TV’ gayness) and inclusion of the entire community, and its political activism.

Guess what, if you ain’t queer, you ain’t part of the queer community. Believe me, we don’t want you if you ain’t queer, because queers ain’t afraid to get their hands dirty and actually fight. And I am so so so tired of people thinking that we’re trying to coerce people into calling themselves queer. If you wanna be part of this community, great. Otherwise, you ain’t part of it and no one is trying to force you.

That said, it’s important to recognize that attempting to censor people’s self-identity is and has been a tactic of TERFs, “purity” culture advocates, and people who have tried to shut out bi, trans, pan, questioning, ace, non-binary, genderfluid and other ‘non-conforming’ identities. It’s not a new problem. I grew up listening to Ani DiFranco (I know she has issues, that’s another post) and the song “In or Out,” which expressly, in part, is about belonging and standards in the community was released on Imperfectly in 1992. Like, really. Little Plastic Castle addresses it, too, and that came out exactly 20 years ago in 1998.

The kids on this site are not the first group to think that they can determine who is ‘In or Out.’ This site’s would-be censors are not the first ones thinking, ‘I can just demand that you not be who you are when it makes me uncomfortable.’

Demanding that we not use our identity words to describe ourselves because it makes you uncomfortable is not acceptable. No one is accepting of the idea that ‘gay’ is a word which should simply not be used. And yet, we are meant to simply write off queer and stop using that word, instead of helping people work through their issues and/or working further on reclaiming and/or simply be left alone to our identities without having to justify them. This thought process that we should just drop the word because it’s ‘bad’ is the perfect intersection of Tumblr’s TERF-sponsored exclusionists and Tumblr’s anti-recovery culture, and it needs to stop.

Kids need to stop hiding behind the idea that ‘older people in the community don’t like queer and have trauma with it,’ because we are the older people in the community, and I’m here to tell you, my trauma was around gay and dyke. Queer is the word that gave me back my life. Stop trying to use us as your Shields Against Being Called On Your Bigotry, because we’re not interested.

People need to stop saying ‘don’t call others that,’ because we’re not talking to you if you don’t identify as queer. The community who identifies as queer is who we are addressing.

People need to stop attempting to suppress the word queer. It’s not going away. We are not going away. Or, to bring back what I grew up saying:

We’re here. We’re queer. Get used to it. 

And, y'know, if you don’t like that word, don’t use it for yourself. That’s fine. But don’t go around telling people they cannot reclaim “queer” Because Reasons.

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Read SAKANA #493 HERE!

Is love blind enough to hide the ‘hideous but necessary’ choices we all must make in our lives?

What is this comic??:  SAKANA is a slice-of-life, romantic comedy (a sli-li-rom-com, if you will) that takes place in a giant fish market. It follows the lives of a few 20-somethings working at the market, their friends and family, and all the wacky situations they constantly find themselves in despite their best efforts. Basically they all want to date each other, but they’re all terrible at it, and also there’s lots of seafood involved.

Start reading from the beginning HERE!

February 05 2018



“passing privilege” is not a real thing.

the term ‘passing’ was, iirc, used to describe african americans whose skin and facial features were light enough that they could escape from slavery to somewhere else and live in a state of constant fear of being found out.

people who could ‘pass’ did not have any sort of privilege; they simply lived out their oppression in different ways. they still suffered at the hands of the system that had been built to subjugate them.

arguing that anyone who is oppressed has ‘passing privilege’ is fundamentally misunderstanding what passing is and how dangerous it is.

a trans woman who ‘passes’ for a cis woman is in as much danger of being a victim of violence, of being murdered, as her non-passing sisters, especially if a cis man feels ‘tricked’ into finding a ‘man’ attractive.

a bisexual man who ‘passes’ for heterosexual is more likely to be abused by hetero and homosexual partners, who will then blame his sexuality for dissatisfaction in the relationship.

a ‘high functioning’ neurodivergent person will suffer the same lack of accommodations as a ‘lower functioning’ person with the same disability, but will be expected to achieve more because they aren’t ‘really’ affected by it.

passing means having your struggles erased or considered ‘lesser’ because there’s a chance that you could be seen as ‘normal’ in the eyes of passersby.

this is not a privilege. it’s living your life in terror of being found out. it’s being denied access to the community and services that claim to support you.

it’s oppression in its most insidious form; it pretends that you have gained something positive through the way you experience oppression.

If “privilege is invisible to those who possess is” then passing cannot possibly be considered a privilege. To pass is to be constantly, excruciatingly aware of the always-imminent possibility of having your identity questioned, discovered, and/or misinterpreted, at any moment, in any context.

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Horrible Histories S01E03
 Slimy Stuarts: Wife swap with the Miserables, a Puritan family, and the Merrys, a Restoration family

~ History ~

Some names such as Joy, Hope, and Mercy are still used today but others such as Silence, Discipline, and ‘If Christ had not died for thee, thou hadst been damned’ were real. Here is a list of more Puritan names

Tag yourself. I’m “Has-Descendents.”

History is one thousand times more utterly ridiculous than you might think O.O

Faint-not, perfect for the one with syncope

The Canton Independent-Sentinel, Pennsylvania, September 10, 1880

The Daily Commonwealth, Topeka, Kansas, June 6, 1883


The Minneapolis Journal, Minnesota, January 2, 1905


Daily Capital Journal, Salem, Oregon, April 4, 1916


Bernardsville News, New Jersey, July 14, 1938


The Age, Melbourne, Australia, May 3, 1941


Just imagine screaming those at the playground to get your kids!


When people assume that non-disabled people deserve a medal or special recognition for having normal relationships with disabled people it makes it extremely difficult for us to recognize unhealthy or exploitive relationships. In the past, I have allowed myself to be manipulated by other people because I believed that I was lucky simply to have friends. I have tolerated things that made me uncomfortable or unsafe because I didn’t believe I deserved better. I put my true friends through endless rounds of questioning, and having to prove to me that they really did like me, because deep down I didn’t believe they actually could. When you’re constantly told hanging out with you makes someone a saint, you begin to see yourself nothing more than a charity project. You begin to accept less than you deserve, because you live in a world that doesn’t see you as fully human or fully desirable for relationship.
Loving Me Does Not Make You A Saint - by Claiming Crip (via otipemisiwak)
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Or you should lose weight and we’ll run tests again.



Gerald A. Lawson, Video Game Pioneer, Dies at 70



Gerald A. Lawson, a self-taught engineer who became a pioneer in electronic video entertainment, creating the first home video game system with interchangeable game cartridges.

Before disc-based systems like PlayStation, Xbox and Wii transformed the video game industry, before techno-diversions like Grand Theft Auto and Madden NFL and even before Pac-Man and Donkey Kong became the obsession of millions of electronic gamers, it was Mr. Lawson who first made it possible to play a variety of video games at home.

In the mid-1970s, he was director of engineering and marketing for the newly formed video game division of Fairchild Semiconductor, and it was under his direction that the division brought to market in 1976 the Fairchild Channel F, a home console that allowed users to play different games contained on removable cartridges. Until then, home video game systems could play only games that were built into the machines themselves. Mr. Lawson’s ideas anticipated — if they did not entirely enable — a colossal international business.

Mr. Lawson was honored for his innovative work by the International Game Developers Association, an overdue acknowledgment for an unfamiliar contributor to the technological transformation that has changed how people live.

“He’s absolutely a pioneer,” Allan Alcorn, a creator of the granddaddy of video games, Pong, said in an interview with The San Jose Mercury News in March. “When you do something for the first time, there is nothing to copy.”

In the early 1970s, he started at Fairchild in Silicon Valley as a roving design consultant. While he was there he invented an early coin-operated arcade game, Demolition Derby. After inventing Demolition Derby, Mr. Lawson was put in charge of the company’s video game division. He and his team came up with cartridges that could be loaded with different game programs and then inserted into the console one at a time. This allowed the company to sell individual games separately from the console itself, a business model that remains the cornerstone of the video game industry.

A crucial element of the invention was the use of a new processor, the Fairchild 8; another was a mechanism that allowed for repeated insertion and removal of cartridges without damaging the machine’s semiconductors.

Old article but what a neat invention. My grandparents had an ancient Atari system with three built-in games as opposed to cartridges. It had Pong, a racecar game, and a cowboy shooting game that didn’t work anymore.

February 04 2018


yall. please watch this video im laughing my ass off its amazing

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