Rage/Confusion Mark III

This is going to be, I suspect, another tumblr of random. Expect comics, porn, art, politics, porn, adorable animals, porn, etc., and porn. In case that wasn't clear? If looking at sexually explicit material is illegal for you -- or just not your bag -- go elsewhere, please. If you're looking for something more substantial, do check out my dreamwidth, where you'll find things that aren't on my AO3 or even my old website.

Me: Black; genderqueer; 38; poly and married to hir; Mommy to her; Girlfriend to her; writer of smut; attention whore. Pronouns: she, her.

This? Is a Timblr.

thingsfortwwings:

[Image: America Chavez wearing a Captain America uniform with stripes down her torso, scales on her arms, and wings in her hair; she’s wearing a shield on her left arm.]

seizure7:

America Chavez + 10 years // cropped ver.

  • her star portals are 5 times bigger
  • her punches are 10 times stronger
  • full size [x]

(via jadelennox)

tecmessa:

teland:

themyskira:

DD > Didio

ahahahaaaa YESSSSSSSS. So… whose DD is this? ‘cause, you know, *something* tells me it’s not the naked mole rat’s Frank Miller’s.

Mark Waid, in 2012. v3, #11. (Waid also did a more happy-go-lucky DD, but this clearly isn’t that Daredevil.) ALSO, Didio said that in 2013, after Williams and Blackmore quit Batwoman over the whole “nope, can’t have lesbians get married” thing. IN RESPONSE to it. So shut up, Didio Of Last Year.

A-ha! Thank you very much. And yeah, it’s an old quote, but there haven’t exactly been any signs of him having a change of heart there. About ANY of it.

And with new fans coming into DC? (Heaven help them all.) I think it’s useful for them to see what they’re getting into if they’re planning to dive into Didio-era shite as opposed to other eras entirely.

purplemika:

teland:

branwyn-says:

teland:

notanotherfandomblogger:

(Note: While this post discusses the recent doxxing of a well-known member of the Welcome To Night Vale fandom, I will not be using her real name at any point. While the name is undoubtedly known to many people, I nonetheless ask anyone reblogging or commenting on this post or related posts to practice similar discretion. The more distance she can put between her professional identity and the damaging false accusations made against her, the better.)

This post was created as part of a joint effort by several people. It was written by branwyn-says, and co-signed by some (but not all) of the people who have been personally affected by the situation. I created a new blog for this post, both to keep the bulk of the traffic away from my personal blog and so that other people could make posts on the subject at a later time, if they wished to. I apologize for any confusion created by my use of the passive voice, which I deemed necessary to protect people’s privacy.

The purpose of this post is to bring to light information that will hopefully prevent what happened to Tumblr user sodomquake from happening to anyone else. I will only present information that has been verified through screencaps or personal statements from multiple people involved.

This post concerns the actions of a particular Tumblr user, namely the individual who has admitted to creating the teethforlunch blog that doxxed sodomquake. After serious discussion with people who know this individual, we as a group have elected not to disclose their identity at this time. This decision was made in the interests of protecting vulnerable persons, and in the hopes that teethforlunch will choose to take a break from fandom for awhile and seriously consider the choices that led them to engage in behavior that has harmed many people. This post will be using they/their pronouns to refer to teethforlunch, not as a reflection of that person’s gender identity or personal pronoun choice, but simply to protect their privacy.

Our hope is that the information we are sharing will create a context for serious fandom discussions that address the way we engage one another when it comes to important matters such as social justice and accountability.

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I like the way you guys are handling this, and I appreciate the solemnity and gravity you’re bringing to the situation. My heart aches for your fandom as a whole and for sodomquake in particular.

But here’s a little something that worries me a bit.

Why, precisely, wasn’t Little M. Shit-Stirrer called out for the other, other, OTHER fucked-up thing they did? I’ll say it plain:

Fiction is fiction. Fantasy is fantasy. Reality? Is way the hell over there.

As a survivor of child sexual abuse and a rather violent attempted rape as an adult, and as one of the *billions* of survivors of the worldwide Madge-I-soaked-in-it rape *culture* that we’re all *steeping* in?

I have just a few issues that I need to work through. I do a lot of that with the fiction I write. With the extra super special creepy and *disturbing* fiction that I write.

But you know something?

Even if I had lived the perfect life, even if I had no traumas whatsoever, even if there was nothing wrong/”wrong” with me?

Not a single goddamn person on this planet would have the right to call me out for what I write.

ANY of what I write.

No matter *how* creepy it is to them. No matter how *triggering* it is to them. No matter how much it makes them want to run to the bathroom and *vomit*.

They’re *my* words, and *my* worlds, and *my fucking fantasies*.

And they have jack *shit* to do with how I live my life *away* from the computer.

And this? Is something we knew already — or should’ve known.

Even if sodomquake had written the “bad” kind of rape fic featuring underage characters? It wouldn’t have meant *anything* about her ability — or lack of ability — to write other kinds of stories. Including stories featuring children and no sexual aspects whatsoever.

Somehow — *somehow* — those of us who have read Titus Andronicus manage not to actually *expire* from the shock that Shakespeare also wrote works like Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Macbeth.

Writers — the best of us anyway — are not one-trick ponies.

George R.R. Martin? Crosses genres all the time.

So does Neil Gaiman.

So does Samuel Delany.

Now then. Delany is a queer POC. Shakespeare is an old dead White dude. Gaiman is British. Martin is apparently a fisherman? It’s hard to tell from the gifsets. But they’ve all written romance with (at LEAST) hints of erotica and they’ve all written things with massive consent issues — along with all the other things they’ve written.

And yet? Somehow — *somehow* — no one’s ever said that they couldn’t do other things.

That they *shouldn’t* do other things — well, wait. Actually, I wouldn’t put it past the mid-20th-century speculative fiction communities to do just that with Delany. But still.

They’re all men.

They’re all MEN.

And if we can give *them* that freedom?

If we can just fucking ASSUME that they SHOULD have that freedom?

Then why the FUCK shouldn’t we have it, too?

Why should we be ashamed?

Why should any of us be ashamed for being sexual beings?

Why should any of us *accept* the shame of *others* for our sexualities?

The answer: WE MOTHERFUCKING SHOULDN’T.

EVER.

Because it’s always — ALWAYS — bullshit.

sodomquake didn’t hurt anyone with her stories. I don’t hurt anyone with *my* stories — assuming they read the warnings.

My motherfucking cunt has never punched you in the face.

And I’m motherfucking sick and motherfucking tired of pretending like it has.

So let’s own this. It is, in fact, a *feminist* issue.

And yeah, this is goddamned where I’m making my stand.

I personally don’t disagree with any of that, Te. I don’t think anyone has the right to regulate the content of fiction. But the post was already so long, and in WTNV in particular there’s been such a battle over people wanting potentially triggering content tagged, and other people refusing, claiming that such a request constituted kink shaming, that I felt like I’d be detonating a whole ‘nother series of land mines if I started going into that (and the post was already a novel). But it wouldn’t be a bad thing for people to use this post as a jumping off point for that discussion.

*ahahahaa* BRING IT.

MY ANGRY NETHERS ARE READY FOR BATTLE.

You know, I used to get really het up about tagging, and I still get twitchy when tags will, I feel, spoil a major plot point of a given story?

But I’ve also — hopefully — grown into less of a dickdouche over the years. It’s my right to write whatever I want and do whatever I want *with* it on this big, wide internet of ours. *But I don’t have to be a cocknozzle*. So, you know, I post spoiler-and-mostly-tag-free announcements of stories on my dw and here, and when people follow the links to AO3, they can choose to read the tags or not.

It’s not actually a hardship.

It takes literally 2 extra minutes, and that long only because I inevitably forget some of the non-spoilery tags I *do* want to use on dw, and have to repost 3 times.

But anyway. My angry nethers are so ready to crush some morality policers.

You don’t even know.

If you’re worried about spoilers you can also tag that you “choose not to warn”. I think the “choose not to warn” warning is an excellent compromise because it lets people know that they’re might be triggering content and they should choose to read or not read the fic with that in mind without actually spoiling anything.

Yes, THAT. There are also other internal tags along the lines of ‘additional untagged content’ or somesuch — I can’t remember the exact wording right now, but it’s easy enough to find. AO3 lets a fancreature be just as mysterious as they want to be *while also not being an asshole*.

I mean, if a person is actually opposed to tagging “there are things that might be triggery in here, but I’m not going to say what, so caveat lector”, then they may actually be too much of a fuckwit to live.

themyskira:

DD > Didio

ahahahaaaa YESSSSSSSS. So… whose DD is this? ‘cause, you know, *something* tells me it’s not the naked mole rat’s Frank Miller’s.

(via saphire-dance)

branwyn-says:

teland:

notanotherfandomblogger:

(Note: While this post discusses the recent doxxing of a well-known member of the Welcome To Night Vale fandom, I will not be using her real name at any point. While the name is undoubtedly known to many people, I nonetheless ask anyone reblogging or commenting on this post or related posts to practice similar discretion. The more distance she can put between her professional identity and the damaging false accusations made against her, the better.)

This post was created as part of a joint effort by several people. It was written by branwyn-says, and co-signed by some (but not all) of the people who have been personally affected by the situation. I created a new blog for this post, both to keep the bulk of the traffic away from my personal blog and so that other people could make posts on the subject at a later time, if they wished to. I apologize for any confusion created by my use of the passive voice, which I deemed necessary to protect people’s privacy.

The purpose of this post is to bring to light information that will hopefully prevent what happened to Tumblr user sodomquake from happening to anyone else. I will only present information that has been verified through screencaps or personal statements from multiple people involved.

This post concerns the actions of a particular Tumblr user, namely the individual who has admitted to creating the teethforlunch blog that doxxed sodomquake. After serious discussion with people who know this individual, we as a group have elected not to disclose their identity at this time. This decision was made in the interests of protecting vulnerable persons, and in the hopes that teethforlunch will choose to take a break from fandom for awhile and seriously consider the choices that led them to engage in behavior that has harmed many people. This post will be using they/their pronouns to refer to teethforlunch, not as a reflection of that person’s gender identity or personal pronoun choice, but simply to protect their privacy.

Our hope is that the information we are sharing will create a context for serious fandom discussions that address the way we engage one another when it comes to important matters such as social justice and accountability.

*

Read More

I like the way you guys are handling this, and I appreciate the solemnity and gravity you’re bringing to the situation. My heart aches for your fandom as a whole and for sodomquake in particular.

But here’s a little something that worries me a bit.

Why, precisely, wasn’t Little M. Shit-Stirrer called out for the other, other, OTHER fucked-up thing they did? I’ll say it plain:

Fiction is fiction. Fantasy is fantasy. Reality? Is way the hell over there.

As a survivor of child sexual abuse and a rather violent attempted rape as an adult, and as one of the *billions* of survivors of the worldwide Madge-I-soaked-in-it rape *culture* that we’re all *steeping* in?

I have just a few issues that I need to work through. I do a lot of that with the fiction I write. With the extra super special creepy and *disturbing* fiction that I write.

But you know something?

Even if I had lived the perfect life, even if I had no traumas whatsoever, even if there was nothing wrong/”wrong” with me?

Not a single goddamn person on this planet would have the right to call me out for what I write.

ANY of what I write.

No matter *how* creepy it is to them. No matter how *triggering* it is to them. No matter how much it makes them want to run to the bathroom and *vomit*.

They’re *my* words, and *my* worlds, and *my fucking fantasies*.

And they have jack *shit* to do with how I live my life *away* from the computer.

And this? Is something we knew already — or should’ve known.

Even if sodomquake had written the “bad” kind of rape fic featuring underage characters? It wouldn’t have meant *anything* about her ability — or lack of ability — to write other kinds of stories. Including stories featuring children and no sexual aspects whatsoever.

Somehow — *somehow* — those of us who have read Titus Andronicus manage not to actually *expire* from the shock that Shakespeare also wrote works like Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Macbeth.

Writers — the best of us anyway — are not one-trick ponies.

George R.R. Martin? Crosses genres all the time.

So does Neil Gaiman.

So does Samuel Delany.

Now then. Delany is a queer POC. Shakespeare is an old dead White dude. Gaiman is British. Martin is apparently a fisherman? It’s hard to tell from the gifsets. But they’ve all written romance with (at LEAST) hints of erotica and they’ve all written things with massive consent issues — along with all the other things they’ve written.

And yet? Somehow — *somehow* — no one’s ever said that they couldn’t do other things.

That they *shouldn’t* do other things — well, wait. Actually, I wouldn’t put it past the mid-20th-century speculative fiction communities to do just that with Delany. But still.

They’re all men.

They’re all MEN.

And if we can give *them* that freedom?

If we can just fucking ASSUME that they SHOULD have that freedom?

Then why the FUCK shouldn’t we have it, too?

Why should we be ashamed?

Why should any of us be ashamed for being sexual beings?

Why should any of us *accept* the shame of *others* for our sexualities?

The answer: WE MOTHERFUCKING SHOULDN’T.

EVER.

Because it’s always — ALWAYS — bullshit.

sodomquake didn’t hurt anyone with her stories. I don’t hurt anyone with *my* stories — assuming they read the warnings.

My motherfucking cunt has never punched you in the face.

And I’m motherfucking sick and motherfucking tired of pretending like it has.

So let’s own this. It is, in fact, a *feminist* issue.

And yeah, this is goddamned where I’m making my stand.

I personally don’t disagree with any of that, Te. I don’t think anyone has the right to regulate the content of fiction. But the post was already so long, and in WTNV in particular there’s been such a battle over people wanting potentially triggering content tagged, and other people refusing, claiming that such a request constituted kink shaming, that I felt like I’d be detonating a whole ‘nother series of land mines if I started going into that (and the post was already a novel). But it wouldn’t be a bad thing for people to use this post as a jumping off point for that discussion.

*ahahahaa* BRING IT.

MY ANGRY NETHERS ARE READY FOR BATTLE.

You know, I used to get really het up about tagging, and I still get twitchy when tags will, I feel, spoil a major plot point of a given story?

But I’ve also — hopefully — grown into less of a dickdouche over the years. It’s my right to write whatever I want and do whatever I want *with* it on this big, wide internet of ours. *But I don’t have to be a cocknozzle*. So, you know, I post spoiler-and-mostly-tag-free announcements of stories on my dw and here, and when people follow the links to AO3, they can choose to read the tags or not.

It’s not actually a hardship.

It takes literally 2 extra minutes, and that long only because I inevitably forget some of the non-spoilery tags I *do* want to use on dw, and have to repost 3 times.

But anyway. My angry nethers are so ready to crush some morality policers.

You don’t even know.

smalldoll:

mama-jiru:

This was loads of fun

Pallet Meme
Send me more!

I JUST REALIZED I NEVER REBLOGGED THIS
LOOK AT THE STARFIRE JIRU DREW

(via fleetsparrow)

notanotherfandomblogger:

(Note: While this post discusses the recent doxxing of a well-known member of the Welcome To Night Vale fandom, I will not be using her real name at any point. While the name is undoubtedly known to many people, I nonetheless ask anyone reblogging or commenting on this post or related posts to practice similar discretion. The more distance she can put between her professional identity and the damaging false accusations made against her, the better.)

This post was created as part of a joint effort by several people. It was written by branwyn-says, and co-signed by some (but not all) of the people who have been personally affected by the situation. I created a new blog for this post, both to keep the bulk of the traffic away from my personal blog and so that other people could make posts on the subject at a later time, if they wished to. I apologize for any confusion created by my use of the passive voice, which I deemed necessary to protect people’s privacy.

The purpose of this post is to bring to light information that will hopefully prevent what happened to Tumblr user sodomquake from happening to anyone else. I will only present information that has been verified through screencaps or personal statements from multiple people involved.

This post concerns the actions of a particular Tumblr user, namely the individual who has admitted to creating the teethforlunch blog that doxxed sodomquake. After serious discussion with people who know this individual, we as a group have elected not to disclose their identity at this time. This decision was made in the interests of protecting vulnerable persons, and in the hopes that teethforlunch will choose to take a break from fandom for awhile and seriously consider the choices that led them to engage in behavior that has harmed many people. This post will be using they/their pronouns to refer to teethforlunch, not as a reflection of that person’s gender identity or personal pronoun choice, but simply to protect their privacy.

Our hope is that the information we are sharing will create a context for serious fandom discussions that address the way we engage one another when it comes to important matters such as social justice and accountability.

*

Read More

I like the way you guys are handling this, and I appreciate the solemnity and gravity you’re bringing to the situation. My heart aches for your fandom as a whole and for sodomquake in particular.

But here’s a little something that worries me a bit.

Why, precisely, wasn’t Little M. Shit-Stirrer called out for the other, other, OTHER fucked-up thing they did? I’ll say it plain:

Fiction is fiction. Fantasy is fantasy. Reality? Is way the hell over there.

As a survivor of child sexual abuse and a rather violent attempted rape as an adult, and as one of the *billions* of survivors of the worldwide Madge-I-soaked-in-it rape *culture* that we’re all *steeping* in?

I have just a few issues that I need to work through. I do a lot of that with the fiction I write. With the extra super special creepy and *disturbing* fiction that I write.

But you know something?

Even if I had lived the perfect life, even if I had no traumas whatsoever, even if there was nothing wrong/”wrong” with me?

Not a single goddamn person on this planet would have the right to call me out for what I write.

ANY of what I write.

No matter *how* creepy it is to them. No matter how *triggering* it is to them. No matter how much it makes them want to run to the bathroom and *vomit*.

They’re *my* words, and *my* worlds, and *my fucking fantasies*.

And they have jack *shit* to do with how I live my life *away* from the computer.

And this? Is something we knew already — or should’ve known.

Even if sodomquake had written the “bad” kind of rape fic featuring underage characters? It wouldn’t have meant *anything* about her ability — or lack of ability — to write other kinds of stories. Including stories featuring children and no sexual aspects whatsoever.

Somehow — *somehow* — those of us who have read Titus Andronicus manage not to actually *expire* from the shock that Shakespeare also wrote works like Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Macbeth.

Writers — the best of us anyway — are not one-trick ponies.

George R.R. Martin? Crosses genres all the time.

So does Neil Gaiman.

So does Samuel Delany.

Now then. Delany is a queer POC. Shakespeare is an old dead White dude. Gaiman is British. Martin is apparently a fisherman? It’s hard to tell from the gifsets. But they’ve all written romance with (at LEAST) hints of erotica and they’ve all written things with massive consent issues — along with all the other things they’ve written.

And yet? Somehow — *somehow* — no one’s ever said that they couldn’t do other things.

That they *shouldn’t* do other things — well, wait. Actually, I wouldn’t put it past the mid-20th-century speculative fiction communities to do just that with Delany. But still.

They’re all men.

They’re all MEN.

And if we can give *them* that freedom?

If we can just fucking ASSUME that they SHOULD have that freedom?

Then why the FUCK shouldn’t we have it, too?

Why should we be ashamed?

Why should any of us be ashamed for being sexual beings?

Why should any of us *accept* the shame of *others* for our sexualities?

The answer: WE MOTHERFUCKING SHOULDN’T.

EVER.

Because it’s always — ALWAYS — bullshit.

sodomquake didn’t hurt anyone with her stories. I don’t hurt anyone with *my* stories — assuming they read the warnings.

My motherfucking cunt has never punched you in the face.

And I’m motherfucking sick and motherfucking tired of pretending like it has.

So let’s own this. It is, in fact, a *feminist* issue.

And yeah, this is goddamned where I’m making my stand.

Asker pastelfalcon Asks:
This is a random thing to say but, I've been playing around a bit with gender lately - as far as one can "play" - because I've never felt entirely comfortable with identifying as female all of the time, especially in bed, because it doesn't suit how I feel. I just wanted you to know that sometimes I wake up or sometimes when I'm fucking, I feel like the only way I can describe how I feel is "gender: Teland's characterization of Tim Drake".
teland teland Said:

*hugs you so much* You’re actually the second person to write me just today on this, and so I’m feeling so fucking badass right now, you don’t even know.

When the ‘bolt from the blue’ came, I was 19, and I was in an objectively terrible excuse for a ‘relationship’, and it left me so. Many. Questions. Why, if I wanted — needed — a dick, didn’t I feel like a man? Why didn’t I need that dick all the time? Why did I like other aspects of my body? Why was I so iffy on that ballsac thing? Why did my femaleness feel so right *sometimes*? And so on, and on, and *on*.

And man, back in ‘95? In the ass-end of nowhere? When your queer support group didn’t even *acknowledge* trans people? That shit was hard to figure out.

But I was lucky — I’d gotten out most of my self-hatred by coming (mostly) to terms with being REEEEEEEEAL into chicks and also finding some hot — if terribly written — m/m porn on the old alt.sex.stories newsgroups. (There’s nothing like an orgasm to make you WANT to reset your priorities) So… I had less *baggage* in my way when I set out to at least try to answer those questions.

And now… well, I’m no altruist. I’m not out there trying *explicitly* to help my fellow trans and genderqueer people — though fucking A, I’m glad when it works! I’m trying, with a lot of these stories — fannish and original — to make things easier for my inner child(ren), to give them the things they didn’t have. To give them hope and pleasure and joy without *quite* so much of the pain.

Because damnit, they — all of us — deserve it.

thebicker:

oinonio:

questionall:

A republican with a heart - I didn’t think they existed anymore.

A republican with a brain.

He’s a Democrat.

(via saphire-dance)