#no but can you imagine if that was how you learned once a month you weren’t pregnant#by some dude singing songs about the victory of it#you wake up and he’s there and you are so happy#this dude becomes your favorite dude#but then you realize you haven’t seen your friend’s minstrel in a while#I mean everyone notices#like half the people are on the same cycle so for one week out of four your job is just flooded with fucking minstrels everywhere#the cacophony#but Mary over there is all alone#and she’s like my minstrel is late#but we all fucking know#her minstrel has gone off to find her a baby#a nine month journey he must make alone#and until he comes back there is no music in her life#what a glorious world this would be#I love the minstrels (@onionjuggler)
i’ve been doing research about jobs/companies that are accepting of trans and the like since i’m going job hunting again next month, and i found this list, which lists trans-friendly businesses. it links to this page, a directory for employers.
tagging so people can see it, i figured this might come in handy for some people!
What is the most innocent trope/genre you hate? Like, not offensive tropes, just harmless tropes that you DISLIKE SO MUCH (FOR GOOD/NOT SO GOOD REASONS?). Honestly I can’t think of any INNOCENT tropes that I really dislike?? Maybe like friendly fairies, but that’s not something I see in media so much as like. The toy market. But I like mischevious and devious fairies, like the kind of Irish/Scottish folklore that steal children.
Favorite shoes? Brand/style/color of shoes? With matching shwings? I am pretty much a Toms devotee. My current pair is brown, but there’s this awesome set at the Whole Foods where I work that’s tan with peacock-inspired designs and colors that I really want.
What is your ideal lounging setting? Include room/outdoor temperature, clothes, noise level, and atmosphere. 500 words minimum, due next tuesday Nighttime and thunderstorming outside. In my room with the window cracked so it’s around 60 degrees, on my bed in PJ pants and my favorite sweatshirt, curled up in blankets and pillows. Probably watching Futurama for the 100th time.
Favorite artificial flavoring? Oh god this is going to be the biggest privileged white girl response ever but I can’t stand artificial flavorings at all. I grew up in a family of bakers who thought using anything besides pure vanilla extract was tantamount to a crime against humanity. And now that I do my own baking I refuse to use anything but pure extracts, vanilla or otherwise. I’ve grown so used to pure extracts that I can immediately tell if something is made with artificial flavor, and so I go out of my way to avoid eating anything I know would have artificial flavors in them, at least for baked goods.
What is ur best life pro-tip? Don’t feel bad if you feel like you don’t know what you’re doing in life, because nobody else the world does either. We’re all just bullshitting our way through everything and those who can bullshit the best are the most successful. Just look at politicians.
If you could pick one fictional character and take over their body for one day, which fictional character would you choose and what would you do? (And also u have all their skills/powers.) Connor Kenway, so I could fondle my own pecs and biceps so I could kill a bear with my bare hands. Also just so I’d know what it feels like to be in shape.
Do you have main OCs or RP characters? If so—what tropes and traits are you drawn too? If no OCs, what types of character tropes are the most interesting to you? I have OCs that very few people know about! I am a huge fan of the ‘asshole with a heart of gold’ trope, particularly in the form of crotchety old men or snakry young women. My favorite crotchety old man is a character named Anton, who is a gargoyle/vampire, I believe? And like hundreds of years old with a tragic past and the emotional capacity of a teaspoon, etc. He is man with a solid steel exterior and an ooey gooey marshmallow center. His partner is a young ghost/spectre named Sulli who he pretends is really annoying and stupid but he loves him. Anton loves Sulli so much. My favorite snarky young female character is a girl named Emma, whom I’m actually hoping to feature in this year’s NaNoWriMo attempt! She’s Chinese-inspired (her story takes place in another universe), her first language is sarcasm, and she thinks humanity in general is just a giant horde of idiots. But she has a soft spot for her family.
If you had to smell like one thing for the rest of your life, what scent would you choose? VANILLA.
What is some gross combination of food you love to eat? (ie; i like scrambled eggs with jam and syrup and im sorry but not sorry enough to stop) Idk probably chocolate and lime WHICH SOUNDS GROSS BUT DON’T KNOCK IT UNTIL YOU’VE TRIED IT’S FUCKING FANTASTIC.
Speaking of gross combinations—FAVORITE ROMANCE DYNAMIC?? Give examples (or aspirations). ROMANCES WHERE PEOPLE START OUT AS RIVALS/ENEMIES/JUST NOT LIKING EACH OTHER BUT THEN THROUGH WHATEVER MEANS THEY HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER AND THEY BETTER EACH OTHER AND THEN THEY MAKE OUT THE END. (see; altmal).
You are trapped on a deserted island for a week until a rescue boat comes to pick you up. The island is Australia. You are trapped in deserted Australia. Which Australian animal would most likely eat you? Which Australian animal would you eat to survive? Also which tourist attractions would you most likely enjoy? idk knowing my luck I would probably get eaten by a canivourous kangaroo. I wouldn’t eat anything to survive because literally everything in Australia is poisonous, and I’d love to go snorkling through the Great Barrier Reef.
What’s your favorite baked good and why? Do you have a certain memory associated with it?
If an alien (an actual alien not a human with blue skin) was everything you’d ever wanted in a potential partner, would you date them? Why or why not?
If you could have any mythical creature for a pet, what would you have and why? Keep in mind you still suffer consequences for illegal actions so if your dragon eats someone, it’s jail for you.
Do you eat things you hate just because they’re healthy for you?
What’s a specific minority you’d like to see featured more in media?
If you could bring any time period’s general aesthetic into the modern day, what would it be? Think like everything is like the 1920s but we still have computers, the internet, equal rights for women/minorities, etc.
If you could only shop one clothing brand for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? Pretend they will tailor everything for you so size is not an issue!
Boots or sandals?
Do you have guilty romance trope pleasure? Like something you know is super cliche and overdone BUT YOU CAN’T HELP IT YOU LOVE IT ANYWAY.
What would be your ideal living situation? Apartment or house? Certain city or area? A certain architectural style? Urban or country?
Why did you sort Steve into Slytherin? Just curious
Well, there’s a couple reasons why I thought he’d be Slytherin rather than Gryffindor (all though he could go either way probably):
Ambition - Steve aspired to be great, and he was completely focused on getting enlisted. He probably would have broken every law under the sun if it meant he could get where he wanted to be.
Strategy - I feel that Slytherins are better strategists than Gryffindors, because they plan things carefully rather than rushing into them. I think Steve was quite brash and impulsive when he was younger, but as he matured, he became a much more resourceful and logical thinker.
Strong leader - because Steve’s leadership convinced even Tony Stark to say, “Call it, Captain.”
Loyalty - Steve loves fiercely and goes against the grain to protect someone he loves… I mean, he dropped his shield and completely surrendered to the Winter Soldier, because he believed in Bucky and was with him “till the end of the line.”
Cunning - I think this trait is most apparent when Steve took the flagpole down to get the flag instead of climbing the pole.
I know a lot of people might disagree, but that’s cool! let me know your opinions if you want!
*raleigh becket voice* mako mori?? nah what a perfect human being what a— [trips] [hundreds of photos of mako mori spill out of jacket] w-what a fuckign genius i these are totally mine im just [gathering them up frantically sweating] listen i just listen fuck [thousands of pictures of mako mori scatter across the floor] shit fcuk im collecting them for a scrapbook don’t bend them or anything okay just listen
I'm confused about what Beethoven was doing in the black composers post. He was German.
By golly gee! I keep forgetting that Black people didn’t exist until the Fresh Prince of Bel Air came on television! Or that Black people existed in anywhere else than Africa even with slavery going on :) My apologies.
Anyway, here’s proof that Beethoven was Black:
"… Said directly, Beethoven was a black man. Specifically, his mother was a Moor, that group of Muslim Northern Africans who conquered parts of Europe—making Spain their capital—for some 800 years.
In order to make such a substantial statement, presentation of verifiable evidence is compulsory. Let’s start with what some of Beethoven’s contemporaries and biographers say about his brown complexion:
"Frederick Hertz, German anthropologist, used these terms to describe him: ‘Negroid traits, dark skin, flat, thick nose.’
Emil Ludwig, in his book ‘Beethoven,’ says: ‘His face reveals no trace of the German. He was so dark that people dubbed him Spagnol [dark-skinned].’
Fanny Giannatasio del Rio, in her book ‘An Unrequited Love: An Episode in the Life of Beethoven,’ wrote ‘His somewhat flat broad nose and rather wide mouth, his small piercing eyes and swarthy [dark] complexion, pockmarked into the bargain, gave him a strong resemblance to a mulatto.’
Beethoven’s death mask: profile and full face
C. Czerny stated, ‘His beard—he had not shaved for several days—made the lower part of his already brown face still darker.’
Following are one word descriptions of Beethoven from various writers: Grillparzer, ‘dark’; Bettina von Armin, ‘brown’; Schindler, ‘red and brown’; Rellstab, ‘brownish’; Gelinek, ‘short, dark.’
In Alexander Thayer’s Life of Beethoven, vol.1, p. 134, the author states, “there is none of that obscurity which exalts one to write history as he would have it and not as it really was. The facts are too patent.” On this same page, he states that the German composer Franz Josef Haydn was referred to as a “Moor” by Prince Esterhazy, and Beethoven had “even more of the Moor in his looks.’ On p. 72, a Beethoven contemporary, Gottfried Fischer, describes him as round-nosed and of dark complexion. Also, he was called ‘der Spagnol’ (the Spaniard).
Other “patent” sources, of which there are many, include, but are not limited to, Beethoven by Maynard Solomon, p.78. He is described as having “thick, bristly coal-black hair” (in today’s parlance, we proudly call it ‘kinky’) and a ‘ruddy-complexioned face.’ In Beethoven: His Life and Times by Artes Orga, p.72, Beethoven’s pupil, Carl Czerny of the ‘School of Velocity’ fame, recalls that Beethoven’s ‘coal-black hair, cut a la Titus, stood up around his head [sounds almost like an Afro]. His black beard…darkened the lower part of his dark-complexioned face.’
Engraving by Blasius Hofel, Beethoven, 1814, color facsimile of engraving after a pencil drawing by Louis Letronne. This engraving was regarded in Beethoven’s circle as particularly lifelike. Beethoven himself thought highly of it, and gave several copies to his friends.