peachberrylove:

kill-dorothy:

I think this video might interest you guys.

4 days ago, Olivia Olson confirmed that Marceline and Bonnibel have dated before. The reason it has been confirmed is because the new Adventure Time book coming out soon may have details on their relationship, and their relationship obviously can’t be aired on TV because some states of America (and countries in the world) are against same-sex marriage and relationships. 

But yeah, they have indeed dated before.

Can we also talk about official Bubbline art drawn by Natasha Allgeri, former character designer and story board artist for Adventure Time, and now showrunner of Bee and Puppy Cat!?

*internal screaming*

Reblogged from Who Needs Reasons?

there’s this tendency in fandoms with predominantly or popular queer ships for shippers to apologize for them

there’s this perpetual caveat

"I ship John/Sherlock but I wouldn’t want it to actually happen"

"I love this ship but I know it’ll never happen"

"Just because I ship it doesn’t mean I expect it"

and it literally makes me want to vomit

because that is something that only queer shippers have to say, that is something that we have been reduced to

excusing ourselves and our existence like oh, I’m sorry

"ignore my fantasies, let me reassure you, they are nothing more than that"

and it is something that I have literally never seen a straight shipper feel the need to do.

you know what?

fuck that. my fantasies are more than fantasies. My fantasies are hopes and dreams and campaigns and will one day be realities because in the real world, in my real life, they already are.

I have the right to say I don’t just ship it, I WANT it, and I EXPECT it; I have the right to say that it will be canon with just as much confidence as the heterosexuals who trapped us in this world of self-doubt and self-loathing and starvation.

don’t tell me to couch or hedge my expectations with reality. I deny your reality and overrun it with my own, where my sexuality is treated as an equal possibility.

I don’t just ~think~ Daryl’s queer, or Sherlock is gay, and I won’t just say “oh, that’s my interpretation” and bow to my insignificance- I will fucking fight for my reality, and I will expect it, and I will say that that is canon if I believe it and I will demand it.

I will refuse to say “Rickyl won’t be canon” and “Johnlock won’t be canon” and any other queer ship won’t be canon

I will spit on your concept of reality and stomp on it and leave it in the dust and set my expectations, my bar, and my demands high

Heterosexuals teaching us to be satisfied with breadcrumbs is the old world.

We’re making our own now.

ampkiss said: (tw for slurs) i literally cannot believe that in this day and age I get sent messages about how i'm a fake "bisexual which just means im fake gay for attention and i need to shove my retarded faggot fantasies up my ass because no one's gay in walking dead" like i can't believe some fucking homophobe cares so much about the idea that his fave might like cock that they need to send that kind of shit to someone, i really can't believe this shit what the fuck man

arthurdentistry:

In my opinion, that kind of homophobic vitriol is generally indicative of underlying tendencies… I mean, if you are so enraged by THE THOUGHT of SOMEONE ELSE having a queer reading of a CHARACTER you (idiot anon) didn’t even create, I think it says more about them, than it does about you (Alexa) as a person.

It’s gotten so bad lately, I have stopped reblogging posts I actually agree with because I don’t want to deal with people giving me shit for shipping johnlock and not wanting to hold THE CHARACTER of Mary Morstan on some undeserved pedestal for being a model wife and super BFF 5ever to Sherlock for shooting and killing him. Which is stupid because this is my blog, and I can do whatever the fuck I want. But I don’t, because it just wears me out ya know? Like, I don’t care if you agree with me, I don’t need you to agree with me, but I deserve the space to ship what I want to ship, and to have as many queer readings of as many characters as I damn well please!

What pisses me off the most, is the FACT that the reason people don’t want to believe Daryl Dixon is gay, or John Watson is bi for that matter, is because they are “macho” characters. And in their tiny bigoted little minds, gay men can’t be macho. In their world queer is something you can see from across the street. Not every gay man watches Drag Race and lisps. Not every Lesbian has short hair and hairy pits. There is nothing wrong with embodying those “stereotypes” but there is a lot more diversity within every sub-sect of the LGBTQ rainbow than that.

The face of bisexuality could be John Watson’s, there is no reason it couldn’t. Daryl Dixon doesn’t stop being a badass because he is gay. Like holy fuck, what is so difficult about this?

Anonymous said: I was just wondering what makes you think Daryl and Rick are gay? I have nothing against the ship and defiantly wouldn't mind if it happened but I have a hard time believing that they are.

oh nonnie. well, welcome! i appreciate you asking and being open to it.

first off, before I introduce you to my meta, because I’ve written a lot about this, I want to remind you of one very important thing, and that’s that there is no reason in the show to think Daryl is straight. think about it. four seasons, not a single mention of an ex girlfriend, no romantic or sexual entanglements (every interaction with Carol and female characters can also be construed as platonic, which is important to keep in mind)— if you’re entering with the awareness that straight is not the default human setting, and that everybody has an equal possibility of being queer or being het, I think Daryl has shown a lot of reasons over the seasons to read him as queer and absolutely zero reasons to read him as heterosexual. That leads me to my meta, and you can find the big breakdown of it right here.

I also compiled a LOT more of my analysis that I think you’ll find interesting if you want to learn more about my queer reading of the material, and I encourage you to give all of them a read through, here. It’s by no means a comprehensive list but it’s got some of my most frequently asked questions and responses.

However you do ask a question I don’t get asked a lot, which is about Rick; the thing with Rick is that I don’t think he’s gay necessarily. In show he expressed a canonical sexual and romantic interest in Lori (exclusively Lori, though) and I think that was very genuine. My favorite reading of Rick is bisexual. I don’t know that the show will necessarily have the awareness or the balls to go for a bisexual Rick portrayal, but it is definitely my favorite interpretation of his character.

I myself am a bisexual woman, and bisexuality is severely underrepresented in media. In the context of Rick, it would mean that Rick’s attraction to Lori and his love for her don’t negate the possibility of his being attracted to or romantically interested in men. He hasn’t said or done anything to indicate that he isn’t interested in men, so basically- why take it off the table? That’s sort of bisexual erasure; assuming a sexuality on somebody when there’s no reason to. In addition to being into Rick/Daryl, I’m super into pre-zombie Rick/Shane. Rick and Shane’s intimacy and physicality is so natural and intimate that it’s really easy for me to translate that into moments of potentially sexual or romantic intimacy, especially considering that they grew up together during their formulative teenage years, when everyone fools around with their friends a little bit.

I’m being a bit lazy/this isn’t formal meta, but I love bisexual Rick as a reading, and until Rick says something in the show that verbally excludes an attraction to men, I don’t see any reason to consider it not a possibility for him.

And as for Daryl, well, as the above links show, I’m pretty sure Daryl is not only 900% the gayest thing on the planet but is written as such and portrayed as such in full consciousness, and I pray that he’ll come out in S5 or S6!

thanks for the question and I hope that helped.

Anonymous said: everyone keeps talking about stalia/malia and sterek queerbaiting and while these things make me angry, can we mention malira (malia/kira) queerbaiting? are they gonna be gay or bi? are they gonna address this/get together? or was it just some hot girl-on-girl action to perpetuate the fact that j daves can't execute a god damn thing in his OWN COMMUNITY properly? it was hot. super cute. i ship it. but it's annoying. they were introduced as romances for the males and now this?? male gaze?? nothnx

eattingtherude:

pulvis-et-umbra—sumus:

bilesandthesourwolf:

Pretty sure Jeff just threw that scene in there as a distraction or something. I’m absolutely positive there will be nothing else about them, cause that’s the way this show, sadly, works.

which kind of upsets me because that could really go somewhere.

that scene was fucking disgusting I was seriously like burying my face into my pillow losing it

for the pure and entire reason that I KNEW it wasn’t going to go anywhere

it was two high-school age girls dancing sexy together while men who appeared much older than them circled around them like sharks leering, just like the audience was supposed to do

that was nothing more than bisexual fetishization and if it goes somewhere I’ll be genuinely shocked and take back everything I said but for the moment I’m fully expecting that to be a disgusting moment of nothing but the fetishization of teenage female bisexuality yet fucking again

fucking furious about that scene foreverbye

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Anonymous said: Is it really delusional that I think Rickyl actually has a chance of happening? ::wishful thinking::

no

you’re not delusional

if i were on fewer painkillers I would go into it

I think it’s slimmer than the likelihood of Daryl being queer, which I think is a serious— not just a possibility, but I think Daryl being gay is more likely than Daryl being straight, given all the evidence, whereas I think Rick/Daryl happening as an actual in-show relationship is less likely because I think the show would probably go with presenting Rick as heterosexual

however, we as the audience must keep in mind

  • that there is absolutely zero reason to consider Rick heterosexual and not bisexual, and that Rick’s relationship with Daryl is incredibly gorgeous
  • that Daryl’s queerness is a likelihood
  • that Daryl’s love for Rick is p much canon

so at the very least, one-sided Rickyl is a good chance of being canon, and I think we’ve earned the right to think that our ship could be canon one day just like anybody else’s (and definitely more than some).

I’m on this Halt and Catch Fire (also an AMC production with a queer male protagonist) binge rn so I’ll close with that:

"We’re all unreasonable people, and progress depends on our changing the world to fit us. Not the other way around."

so if someone tells you expecting Rickyl is unreasonable, tell them to go fuck themselves, and ask for it :)

… we’re all unreasonable people, and progress depends on our changing the world to fit us. Not the other way around.

—Joe in Halt and Catch Fire 1x02, paraphrasing George Bernard Shaw “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”

I’m only two episodes into this show, and it sure as hell ain’t perfect, but this line- and the fact that it’s delivered with I think full consciousness that part of its audience is queer and is refusing to be passive in their media consumption is big part of the reason why I am definitely going to watch the rest of it.

Watching ep 3 in bed soon woo woo

loudest-subtext-in-television:

cartopathy:

When I was in high school and uni I was taught to write papers that analyze text. I was taught to develop a thesis, and support it with arguments from the text.

Never was I ever taught that I needed to include “hedge” to stipulate that the arguments supporting my these are only my interpretation and that they could be wrong, and that my entire thesis could be wrong.

Because that’s the point of a thesis. It is inherently a declaration of what the arguer sees in the text and is then supported by arguments. 

When writing such papers I was taught to look not only to the text itself, but also to other texts that discuss the text, or discuss objective data relevant to the text (such as historical documents or information about a specific topic that appears within the text a lot.) 

In the subjective subsequent texts regarding the initial text, I didn’t encounter critical readings of the text that contained “hedge” clauses stipulating that the arguer only believes their thesis to be true, or hopes their thesis to be true; but even as a student I recognized that these arguments from academics supporting their individual thesis were intended to be engaged with, argued against, dismantled, doubted. And I did so when I cited their papers within my own. 

I don’t know if this is a new trend in academia, to include “hedge” clauses in ones arguments; perhpas it is since TJLC has taken a lot of flack lately for not including them. But I highly doubt that is the case.

So I will continue to posit my theses and supporting arguments with hedging them, without stipulating they are my opinion/belief/hope. Not because I am certain, but because that is how I have always been taught to present my textual criticism.

And that’s all TJLC is: A thesis regarding the trajectory of an incomplete text supported by citation to the text itself.  

I am also highly likely to partake in hyperbole regarding my hopes for future canon Johnlock because it is good to have fun sometimes as well. And I’ll probably tag that tjlc, too.

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Reblogged from Sherlock:

kat-valkyrian replied to your post “I am watching The Celluloid Closet and I fucking love it, what the…”

are you serious about Ben Hur?? because I thought I was crazy thinking I got queer vibes from it but omg I was right all along

One hundred percent serious. Gore Vidal was the screenwriter on Ben Hur (he also has written some very famous pieces of gay literature which I found INCREDIBLY BORING, unfortunately), and he outright stated in the interview that he wrote it as, and discussed with other people involved in production, INCLUDING other actors, and that it was a love story and the two male leads are meant to have been past lovers and now Ben Hur is resistant to rekindling it. And the other actor was in on it, and Gore Vidal was in on it, and other people in production were in on it, but the people who would have kept it from happening weren’t.

Queer subtext isn’t in our imaginations. Isn’t it delicious?

I am watching The Celluloid Closet and I fucking love it, what the FUCK took me so long???

this is an incredible documentary and I wholly recommend it to ALL of my followers who are interested in the history of queer subtext in media cuz can we all just talk about Gore Vidal confirming that Ben Hur was written as a gay story and they just didn’t tell Charlton Heston because he’d pitch a fit? This is fantastic. This is the history of our people in media and it’s incredibly interesting.