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BITCH I WILL FUCKING CUT YOU
YOU’VE ANGERED THE WRONG FANDOM
You’re going down punk, just you FUCKNG WAIT!! You will learn that this fandom is far worse than you will ever want to know. We may seem soft and shy, but we’re just being NICE! We can be cold, cruel, mean, and make you suffer and wish you had never said what you said. We can send you into the farthest most empty reaches of the galaxy, summon demons to our disposal to make you suffer, and make you feel the feelings that we experience, and don’t fucking think for a single goddamn second that’s easy! The amount of emotions that would boil inside of you would literally kill you. So keep your motherfucking distance and we won’t hurt you, so stay the hell back, asshole. If you so much as insult us one more time, we will bring firey hell upon you and bitch slap you into oblivion. Your move, dildo.
We know how to kill a human and hide the evidence. Your body will never be found, and that is a promise.
You do realize a majority of the fandom are 20 somethings right? or at least in college. We can find you, kill you, and make it look like you killed yourself. Don’t try us :)
We can exorcise a demon from you faster than Dean and Sam, believe me you need it.
We can toss you into a supernova, never to be seen again, or banish you to the end of the universe where you would explode to create a new one.
We can murder you and destroy all evidence of you ever existing.
because it’s hester high, their health class gets split into both het and same-sex “parent” teams
amy and lauren get paired because they live in the same house so it just makes the most sense (plus the teacher sees how easily they get under each other’s skin, and to be honest, she can’t resist a social experiment)
at first lauren begrudgingly takes control and will only let amy touch the thing in order to complete her share of the preassigned parenting tasks (lauren’s creation, not the teacher’s), all indicated by a color-coded chart (also lauren’s creation) that gets taped to the bathroom wall between their mirrors
amy complains more than once about how gender-stereotypical the baby’s pink onesie is, and the next day she comes home from the mall with one that has a single cartoon doughnut on the front. (“of course you did,” lauren grumbles, but then stays mysteriously quiet, and amy has the sneaking suspicion that lauren finds it just as fucking cute as she does)
one night lauren realizes it’s been hours since she’s heard the baby cry, and she bursts into amy’s room to make sure amy hasn’t managed to break it somehow
(“shut the fuck up,” amy whispers, curled up on her bed with both the baby and her laptop, “she’s sleeping.”
"i really hope you’re not exposing our baby to some graphic animal planet documentary.”
"it’s powerpuff girls. give me some credit.”)
by the end of the week neither of them are really using the chart anymore, and instead they just kind of wing it based on their schedules; eventually they decide that lauren’s better at figuring out why the baby’s crying and amy’s better at calming her down from there, so they start tag-teaming and soon they can just wordlessly hand the baby back and forth depending on what it needs
their teacher practically tears up when they turn the baby in on the last day, and she presses her palm to her chest when she sees the new onesie. lauren just rolls her eyes and snaps “did we ace this thing, or what?”
- A lot of Natasha’s mysterious reputation around SHIELD stems from the fact that she sometimes doesn’t know how to end a conversation so she’ll dive away Batman style when the other person’s back is turned.
- Whenever Natasha walks into a room, she immediately ranks everyone in it from most to least threatening, then favorite to least favorite. For the second list, no one can match Tony’s ability to go from a respectable placing to dead last in the span of one sentence.
- She’ll watch any movie with “shark” in the title, provided the movie is also objectively terrible.
- Natasha loves emojis.
- Natasha genuinely enjoyed spending time with Pepper while investigating Tony, but once her mission was over, Natasha immediately disappeared to avoid the awkwardness of the “so hey, I was undercover and everything I told you about myself was a lie” conversation. Then Maria starts working at Stark Industries and arranges power lunches that seem a lot like the three women getting mimosas and complaining about their day, and now Natasha and Pepper have a standing dinner date every time they’re in the same city.
- She changes her hair so often for the novel joy of being able to choose what she looks like. Natasha has liked all her hairstyles, except that one perm which we don’t talk about or acknowledge existed, Clint, don’t you dare show those pictures to Steve.
- She knows it’s childish, but Natasha identifies to an uncomfortable degree with any robot character who seems to be programmed to experience emotion, especially if the humans around them doubt the robot really feels anything. (It’s not like she’s written anything down about it, she’s not that sad, but for the past decade Natasha has been working on this version of Blade Runner where it’s this replicant who’s the hero, and she ends up escaping Earth and heads off to explore alien planets with a mech-shark she stole from the Tyrell Corporation, it sounds dumb but it’s actually very exciting and oh god, Natasha is that sad.)
- Once Natasha left her phone on Sam’s kitchen table. When she came back two minutes later, Sam and Steve had managed to take eighty-two selfies. She kept them all. It’s embarrassing how happy they make her.
- But it’s more embarrassing to Sam and Steve when Natasha shows the selfies to Maria and Pepper at lunch, and that makes Natasha pretty happy too.
I love Natasha. I loved writing her for White Tiger and I love her in Winter Soldier and I love her here.
The Rainbow Hub recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Karyn Ben Singer, writer, director, and producer of the upcoming feature Probable Robot.
I think it’s important, in general, to support independent projects that are reflective of the community. Even if it’s not particularly tied into your specific identity, I think it’s crucial to encourage that expression. Because the only way the rest of the world is going to see and know and understand anything about the necessity of equality is if there’s material out there.
I think backing projects in the way that Indiegogo and Kickstarter have allowed within the last few years is brilliant, because it allows individuals to feel a sense of ownership of something. I want supporters ofProbable Robot to really understand that they’re critical in bringing this project to life. That’s so important.
You know that feeling when you decide to go see a movie on opening night and you pay the full ticket price and buy popcorn and the whole evening probably sets you back twenty bucks, but the movie is really, really good? And you’re able to say, “I saw that in the theater!” when other people are discovering it on Netflix. That feeling of being a step ahead? Of taking a chance and feeling great about the outcome? That’s what I want people to feel. And I truly hope we can live up to that
There are still two weeks of fundraising left @ https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/probable-robot-an-lgbtq-sci-fi-indie-film-project/x/3610
This interview gets into some light plot detail, reasons why entertainment value/fun rank high in my priorities, and further details as to why I think this movie is important to LGBTQ cinema.
Please give it a read and consider contributing. We can’t make this movie without your support.
We didn’t know that our activism and our peaceful displays would result in guns literally looking down our eyes. Literally looking down our eyes. Guns.
And I had young people who were willing to die. For justice.
I had a young person — and he’s definitely the example of many young people that I represent who said "I didn’t think I would make it to twenty-one years old so I’m ready to die now. Let’s do it now."
State senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal (@MariaChappelleN) speaks on the Senate floor about the events she witnessed in Ferguson, Missouri in the weeks following the execution of Mike Brown. Senator Chappelle-Nadal was one of many protesters tear gassed for three hours without reprieve by the Ferguson PD.
She has been consistent and unrelenting in her criticism of Governor Jay Nixon — to the point of tweeting him “FUCK you, Governor!” — for his lack of action over the violation of citizens’ constitutional right to peacefully protest, and passionately vocal about the violent ways in which protesters were abused by the police.