Anonymous said: are you gay or bisexual?
"butch women aren’t men/masculine"
no, no, no.
not all butch women identify themselves as masculine or with men.
The terrible thing about the internet in general and sites like tumblr specifically is that it’s made up of people’s privates spaces that are also public, and then everyone combines these spaces into their own private Dashboard, and I feel like the lack of any line between these spaces creates the defensive atmosphere on tumblr people often complain about.
Because like, you post whatever you want on your personal blog because it is your personal space separate from “real” life with all its dangers and pressures. Of course you should be able to express whatever you want in your own personal safe space, and no one should be able to tell you its wrong for you to express something or express it in a certain manner or tone. But at the same time, other people are browsing tumblr, which they too have come to think of as their carefully cultivated safe space, and read the thing you posted which makes them feel threatened even if it was never intended as such because it was never meant for other people- it was a burst of irrational emotion or a thought expressed in a less-than-socially-acceptable way, it was meant for the individual to contemplate or release, and it may not be at all how that person would actually represent themselves to others. It may not be an accurate representation of the person at all, and yet it was threatening and invasive to someone else, but the other person calling them out on it is also invasive- I don’t know if this makes sense. But I think tumblr is something between a private diary and a public blog for a lot of people and that’s where all the “toxicity”, which I 90% of the time read as defensiveness, comes from.
Grantaire, Book XI (via incorrectlesmisquotes)
|Courfeyrac:||Grantaire! Aren’t you going to help us build the barricade?|
|Grantaire:||To quote Hamlet Act III Scene iii line 92, “no”.|
sorry for accidentally becoming a star trek blog
carpe diem - seize the day
carpe noctem - seize the night
carpe natem - seize the ass
Seriously, if you guys don’t stop reblogging this I am going to carpe someone’s neck and break it.
carpe collum - seize the neck