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ramtops-witch:

quasi-normalcy:

ritchandspace:

tardiswanted:

Ladies and gentlemen, and variations thereupon

You know, I’m amazed that in all my time on tumblr, I’ve never seen a single post appreciating this lady. I mean, do you realise what is happening here?

This is clear and casual acceptance of gender non-conformity in mainstream media. And not only is this in Doctor Who, with an audience of millions and millions of people worldwide, but it’s also set in the future, implying that progress is not only spaceships and interplanetary colonisation, but also in the way of acceptance of identity outside the gender binary.

So yeah, let’s take a moment to appreciate the awesome lady in Doctor Who that was totally chill about trans* folk without making a big show of it. You go, girl*!
(*or gentleman, or variations thereof.)

Russell T Davies wrote these episodes, with these lines:

  • End of the World: Ladies and gentlemen and trees and multiforms…
  • The Long Game: Ladies, gentlemen, multi-sex, undecided or robot…
  • Midnight: Ladies and gentlemen, and variations thereupon…

In Russell T Davies’ futures, gender is always more complicated than today.  

Davies also created Jack Harkness, from a future (the 51st century) where sexuality is fluid (also Jack and the Face of Boe have both been said to carry pregnancies).  

On the other hand the Moffat years gave us this line:

"We’re the thin/fat, gay, Anglican marines: why would we need names as well?" 

Because its so funny and weird that out of hundreds of “anglican marines” in Demons Run in the 52nd century, that a fat guy and a thin guy would be a couple…ok….

And they’re literally credited at the end as “Fat One” and “Thin One”.   They’re purely a joke.

Is that how straight people see us?

Anyway, in the meantime (bringing us back to the original post), the fact that no one knew this Hostess’s name in “Midnight” is considered a major tragedy, because she is a hero.

(The episode also features a character named Sky who mentions her ex with she/her pronouns, and no one makes a big deal out of it.  Its entirely normal, and not a joke at all.)

Of course, this is the same Russell T. Davies who’s only explicit depiction of transgenderism was a villain who was completely, pointlessly addicted to cosmetic surgery, and who said in an interview that the new Doctor shouldn’t be a woman because:

“I am often tempted to say yes to that to placate everyone but, while I think kids will not have a problem with [a female Doctor], I think fathers will have a problem with it because they will then imagine they will have to describe sex changes to their children.”

Sooooo…..

I’m with quasi-normalcy on this.

Personally, I’m more of a fan of Davies’ episodes than Moffat’s, but Davies was only marginally better as far as problematic content goes.

(Source: tardisvvanted, via anatomical-anomaly)

Vitamin String Quartet

—Thrift Shop

anatomical-anomaly:

titles-for-tangents:

andersam5:

cruelshelledoffbrat:

EVEN IF YOU DON’T LIKE THRIFT SHOP LISTEN TO THIS SHIT!

seriously guys, listen to this

this sounds like the background music you’d hear in a movie as the camera leads you around a bustling marketplace in the 17- or 1800s and it leads to the sight of a bunch of sailors hoisting and tossing around a bunch of packages on a ship getting ready to set sail for adventure

Holy shit

(Source: knight-of-trash)

How to build sewing skills if you’re an absolute beginner - Colette Patterns

sugarbooty:

This is a nice little blog post for beginner seamstresses looking to find the motivation to get started in the sewing world. Colette suggests her own patterns to build up skill levels, and while I love that idea, I have said on here a bunch of times (and have had it co-signed by a lot of followers) that her patterns are built for a very specific body type that I dare say not a lot of us have (full in the bust, boxy from waist to hip). You will have to test her patterns out yourself to see if they work for you, and I would say that simple tops are more likely to fit various body types than other garments because of minimal shaping. But give them a try, and if you don’t think they will work for you, you can easily find patterns by other designers that incorporate the skills she is highlighting in this post (projects with pockets/zippers/shirring, etc).

Happy sewing!

willowwish:

So I never posted my finished Garnet cosplay. Sowwy~ I get so excited during cons, I never really take formal pictures.

(via dishenvyous)

catracism:

anyway the reason I care so much about this now is because I was assaulted the other day by a sex-positive kink-positive male feminist so you all have a lot of ‘splainin to do for your people imo

Sex-positivism, and Kink-positivism makes it really easy to hide patriarchial values couched in a feminist pastiche. It means that men can act as they’ve always acted, but pretend that it’s politically progressive.

I’m sorry that someone hurt you while believing that he was being progressive. It’s doubly shitty that it’s an attack on your person and an attack on your politic.

thattallsummonerguy:


acid candy pop victorian

We have tons of these kinda houses in my town and the are just really awesome, the houses are actually classified as “Painted Ladies” and the are probably some of the best examples of Asymmetrical, non linear architecture ever created and I really wanna own one when I am settled down >.<   

thattallsummonerguy:

acid candy pop victorian

We have tons of these kinda houses in my town and the are just really awesome, the houses are actually classified as “Painted Ladies” and the are probably some of the best examples of Asymmetrical, non linear architecture ever created and I really wanna own one when I am settled down >.<   

(Source: galacticmimi, via ghostlynymphet)