"only Nigeria has a larger Black population than Brazil"
yet when you hear “Brazilian”, is this who you think of?
When George W. Bush was president, he asked Brazil’s president, “Do you have blacks, too?” Brazil’s president was shocked to hear it and Condoleeza Rice interfered, informing Bush that Brazil was the country with the largest black population outside Africa. [x]
"Oh you’re a woman who likes women? Please allow me to suddenly flirt with you with no plans to act it on so your attraction to me will raise my self-esteem while also making me seem super tolerant and a little saucier to straight men. But don’t ask me out because woah, I’m not a dyke or anything, geez."
My inner twentysomething *strongly* suggests seducing them, fucking them stupid, then never calling them again.
My inner twentysomething has many, many, *many* issues of her own. *snicker*
But yeah, man. This is the kind of thing that made my teen-self convinced — right down to the bone — that there would never be a woman I’d truly connect with, and develop a soul-deep bond with, and etc., etc.
I needed to meet fangirls — and other sorts of fanbeings — before I could discover people who were actually worth my inner self, issue-laden as it was — and is. I needed to meet people who had, at the very least, *started* to tear down the structures and other horribleness the patriarchy and rape culture had built in their heads.
I needed people who, when they looked me in the eye, saw a person — as opposed to seeing a Queer Black Female-*enough* Fantasy.
I needed people like you. *kisses your nose*
Thirtysomething Te says: That poor, stupid creature who was all up on your jock today is more to be pitied than condemned. And, perhaps, educated.
But only if you have the energy.
“I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society… When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society. Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going. Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn. …My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today. So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.”
"What’s up with chicks and science?"
Are there genetic differences between men and women, explain why more men are in science.
Asked by deskant
Oh, thank you so much! :D I always love hearing from the people who read my stories — especially when I’ve actually managed to make things a little better for people. :D
Asked by houndstar
God, yes! Delineating every knuckle with the tip of his tongue; dragging the flat of it along the callus; breathing hot, then cool on the slickened tips until Harv comes over in gooseflesh and shivers; until he makes a soft, low sound —
At this point? Bruce usually needs his handkerchief. <3
Asked by houndstar
Oh my God, the YEARNING. Bruce dreaming of Harv — somehow! — allowing him to touch just one part of his body with his mouth, and Bruce dreaming of doing it perfectly, thoroughly, lovingly, *tirelessly*…
Asked by houndstar
No way, keep those poems coming! And hey, check this one I just got from Mildred out:
Bruce’s name is right *in* there, but I think it also totally works for a lot of different Roys.
Asked by houndstar
Oh my God OWWWWWWW!
I made a point of going to check out the poem before looking at anything else you said to see where I would go with it, and I? Immediately went to the Bruce/Lex place. Boarding school angst and missed chances. I can see Bruce/Dick, though not my own. There’s something that reads, well, almost more *female* than any Dick of mine can manage, but my Bruces have all sorts of women inside them.
And I’m not actually sure I *can* articulate it better than that… though there is, for me, also that last line, which is too *final* for a Dick of my heart — but just dramatic *enough* for any number of Bruces. Not that Dick doesn’t have drama to *spare* — bless his soul — but perhaps not that kind? It bears thought.
And for those of you who’d like to see:
The last time you came to see me
there were anchors in your eyes,
hardback books in your posture.
You were the five star general of sureness,
a crisp white tuxedo of a man.
I was fiddling with my worn coat pockets,
puffing false confidence ghosts in the cold January air.
My hands were shitty champagne flutes
brimming with cheap merlot.
I couldn’t touch you without ruining you,
so I didn’t touch you at all.
It’s when you’re on the brink of something
that you lose your balance.
You told me that once.
When I can’t bring myself to say what I need to,
my heart plays Russian Roulette with my throat.
I swear I fired that night, but, nothing.
Someday, I’ll show you the bullet I had for you,
after time has done the wash.
I’ll take it out of the jar of missed opportunities.
We’ll hold it up to the light.
You’ll roll it around your mouth like a fallen tooth.
You won’t forgive me exactly,
but we’ll laugh about how small it is.
We’ll wonder how such a little thing
could ever have meant so much.
Asked by riddickjack
Well, I’ve been out of *reading* in DC fandom — for the most part — for a really long time, but you really can’t go wrong with:
Auto is one of the few new-to-me writers I ever check out in this fandom — choice Bruce/Jay!
Basingstoke is pretty much a fannish icon — for MANY reasons.
And, finally back to lj for Jack, my spouse who is not only the reason why I’m in this fandom in the first place, but who is the reason why I started writing Jay — and *Bruce*/Jay — in the first place. :D
Though ze is an *inveterate* Dick-lover.
Yes, that is still hilarious to me.
Anyway, as you’ve no doubt noticed, there are approximately a million more fantastic writers in this fandom — I’m reasonably sure there are more great writers just in my AO3 bookmarks somewhere — but these’ll get you started. Happy hunting! :D
Asked by sablelighter
Oh, God, we’ve so failed at keeping that series up where people can find it. *wince* Sorry!
But I think following this link will help you out! God bless the internet’s eternal memory.