I’ve got 99 problems and they all cause insomnia
1: Look at Instagram, twitter, and things like that, far too often.
2: Start a tumblr to reblog images of all the things you want to do with your life.
3: Stay indoors.
4: Lie on your bed, a lot.
5: Cancel on your friends when they ask to see you.
6: Listen to your thoughts, and let them develop into day dreams.
7: Find someone you are attracted to who is in some way unattainable.
8: Ideally, that person will like you as a friend and nothing more.
9: Weigh up the pros and cons of pursuing your unattainable friend, constantly.
10: Do nothing.
For fat women, being stylish isn’t a luxury. It’s often a necessity to get hired, to get access to healthcare, to get treated like a human being.
Fat women have all kinds of narratives about sloppiness, laziness, dirtiness to overcome. Sometimes heels are a crucial part of looking “put together” in a way that sufficiently convinces people that we care about ourselves, that manages to counteract pervasive cultural narratives that fat people don’t care about ourselves. That we have “let ourselves go.”
Being “put together” is part of the way many of us convey to a judgmental world that we are worth caring about.
I get treated completely differently at a $20 hair salon if I’m dressed up or dressed down. Two totally different experiences. I get treated differently at the doctor’s office, and at the emergency room. I can’t go to the ER in sweatpants, because I’ll get shittier treatment. In an emergency, I have to worry if I am dressed up enough to prove that I deserve respect and care.
Michael Costello F/W 2014 - NYC Fashion Week
YES to every one of these!
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Mermaids are one of the creatures that the fantasy world can’t get enough of. But for some inexplicable reason, Hollywood is completely failing to provide the world with a modern reimagining of the mermaid myth. Seriously, a cameo appearance in the worst Pirates of the Caribbean movie is all we’ve seen of them in recent years, while dragon fans get The Hobbit, Game of Thrones and Harry Potter. Totally unfair.
So, the Tumblr community has decided to just go ahead and solve the mermaid problem by themselves.
Last week, Tumblr user besides-itstoowarm presented a few starter suggestions for more “realistic” mermaids that didn’t fall into the Disney Princess stereotype.
"Chubby Inuit mermaids with sleek seal tails
Sleek Japanese mermaids with orange and white koi bodies
Dark, scaly mermaids with enormous white eyes so that they can hunt at the bottom of the sea
Small mermaids with spiky, poisonous lionfish bodies
Mermaids with sharp teeth and shark tails that hunt sailors for fun
Mermaids that aren’t just skinny blonde pretty girls with fish tails”
It’s no coincidence that a lot of these ideas emphasise the grotesque over the feminine and romantic. Mermaids are one of the very few monsters that are explicitly written as female, but the old legends seem pretty tired and sexist in a 21st century context. Either we’re used to seeing de-fanged, child-friendly mermaids like Disney’s Ariel, or unimaginative retellings of the old stories where mermaids start off sweet and seductive but end up drawing men down to their deaths.
Tumblr’s mermaids are frightening, unearthly, and have very little interest in chasing sailors around. [READ MORE]
Ziad Nakad Fall/Winter 2013/14
What if ao3 worked like netflix and the second you left kudos on a fic it popped up suggestions? You liked that sterek knotting? Why not try: this sterek mpreg by the same author, or this real wolves au by an author you subscribe to, or this Merlin/Arthur tentacle!porn that was liked by people who usually like stuff you like.Oh god the possible GENRE NAMES!!
Zombie apocalyptic AU with strong LGBT lead
Psychotic Romantic Gay Comedies
Lesbian Sports Fic
I’m crying because this doesn’t exist
so this is erika linder, a female model working as a female, androgynous and male model
and this here is andrej pejic, a male model that works as a male, androgynous and female model
both are famous for their opposite sex and androgynous work
and they’re fucking dating.
hottest couple ever
And Andrej was scouted working at McDonald’s over here in Australia! We did good!