senor-skitso asked: Hi! I love your blog to bits. On the pirate subject, I don't know if it has been mentioned here, or if it is relevant to the blog at all, but I thought it would be good to mention that caribbean pirates, specifically those of the golden age of piracy, besides being cultural and racially diverse, could be described as a self-reliant, functioning queer (mainly but not only) male community. Along with transgender people, homosexuality flourished and found stability and refuge in the open seas.

medievalpoc:

Okay but like you don’t have to erase queer women pirates, either. There’s a decent case to be made for Anne Bonny and Mary Read to have been bisexual. More here, more here [be warned- refers to them as “sexual deviants” just because they may have been bisexual/transgender.] (Mary, also called Mark Read, may or may not have been transgender, it’s definitely a gap in research as far as I have seen.) In contrast, Chang Shih was probably heterosexual, and Grace O’Malley probably was as well.

Almost all of the literature on gay pirates focuses in on the idea that there were “only men around” and that it “turned them gay”. It really is crap. For example, the ill-titled Sodomy and The Pirate Tradition: English Sea Rovers in the Seventeenth-Century Caribbean. Almost everything you find online is going to be so sensationalized you can’t even sift the facts from the bland puns. But the reality is probably fairly pedestrian (if extremely interesting!), and if the people writing about it can get over themselves a bit I think that reliable information and more reasonable interpretations can start coming to light.

^ I mean, if anything demonstrates that history reflects the writers more than it does the people being written about, this issue certainly falls under that category, IMHO.

Also if anyone has better info on this, please submit it!!!

snh-snh-snh:

aubre-rose:

wiggyton:

toxicnotebook:

KNAPP The Post-War collection A/W 2012/2013

I am not exactly sure why this entire collection is not in my closet yet

I am having trouble breathing just looking at these

So….tight. ouch

THESE ARE PERFECT. CAN THIS PERSON JUST DESIGN ALL MY CLOTHES?

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castlesanguine:

Sabriel by clockwork-madness

33blackbirds:

Kilowog hugging/crushing Hal is also a tradition that needs to be preserved for future generations.

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epicnessisfoundwithin:

gallifreyan-detective:

And then there’s Eleven:

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His legs, though.

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faulters:

peachhhh:

THIS IS SO COOL

not as cool as me

faulters:

peachhhh:

THIS IS SO COOL

not as cool as me

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chirart:

So I’ve discovered a surprising number of people I know didn’t know this, and I thought it was a common trivia, so I think I’ll mention it here:


Beauty and the Beast is an allegory for a new bride’s fear of sex from her groom and her own sexuality, and eventually learning to embrace both and becoming empowered through it.

Considering the socio-norm back in the day was to marry young women between families as economical arrangements, a new bride would find the prospect of a (usually older) gentleman who demands sex (or at least, has the expectation of sex—for consummation of the marriage at the very least) to be terrifying and beastly, and can be seen a danger on her innocence and purity.

Going by the original tale: the beauty (new bride) is removed from her family and home (her comfort and the only place she knows) to go live with her new spouse out of an arrangement her father was forced into (an arranged marriage), bracing herself for the worst sort of monster—one who will be violent and rageful and subject her to a life of harm and terror… only to discover that, when she lives with the beast, he’s an intellectual thrill and a delight to bond with. Still, she does not love him, and so he allows her to return home (by her own choice!), only to discover she does indeed love him when she receives a vision that the beast is sick and dying. She rushes back to his side (again, by her choice!), and through this acceptance of friendship and newfound adoration, she sees her spouse not as a beast out to consume her or ravish her, but as a man and very human, and she learns to take charge of her own sexuality—becoming a woman in her own right.

It’s an easy story to paint as romanticizing an abusive relationship, so I think it’s a pity more people don’t realize it has its routes in empowering a woman’s own view of sex and her own sexual destiny!

/the more you know

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shadowhostage:

carryonwinchestering:

Being internet smart is like the 21st century version of being street smart. 

Okay Dad, these are the websites you use to watch your show. 

Sockshare, Putlocker, gorillavid, nosvideo and novamov are your friends, stick to them and you know you’re okay.

DO NOT click on anything that wants you to download updates or DivX. 

DO NOT click on adverts on the side. 

And be very cautious of fake play buttons. 

You are ready. Go forth and watch Dexter. 

#dads taught us to watch out for strangers online #we teach them to watch out for divx #it’s the great circle of life

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castiel-the-consulting-angel:

stevieraedrawn:

Can we talk about how Cap and Bucky have opposite masks?

Cap has mouth and eyes exposed, forehead covered. Bucky has mouth covered and eyes painted black, his forehead exposed.

What a lovely symmetry.

But the symbolism too. Cap’s is a helmet, protection, to keep him safe from physical harm. Bucky’s is a muzzle to keep him silent and anonymous and on a leash.

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helioscentrifuge:

goldeentail:

i-wonder-whats-for-dinner:

xchickengirlx:

clavid:

Is Mario ok

Mario is reflecting on life. Wondering why there is so much fighting and bloodshed. Having to fight people like his brother and lover on the battlefield, and getting his ass handed to him on a regular basis
It’s too much.  His spirit has broken

this is it this is my favorite post on all of tumblr nothing will ever defeat this post

why is peach orange

that’s daisy you fucking heretic

helioscentrifuge:

goldeentail:

i-wonder-whats-for-dinner:

xchickengirlx:

clavid:

Is Mario ok

Mario is reflecting on life. Wondering why there is so much fighting and bloodshed. Having to fight people like his brother and lover on the battlefield, and getting his ass handed to him on a regular basis

It’s too much.  His spirit has broken

this is it this is my favorite post on all of tumblr nothing will ever defeat this post

why is peach orange

that’s daisy you fucking heretic

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artbymoga:

officialsamwinchester:

has this been done yet

Pluto hit me right in the feels

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