everets:

badathlete:

It takes so little time to train your brain to just say “they” when you refer to strangers or anyone whose pronouns you’re not sure of…very minimal effort for most ppl..maybe realize not everything is about you and try it out

it changes the way u think about strangers/gender too. dont assume anything

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Tags: #yeah #gnps #pronouns #queue
perspicious:


WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:    Stay with us and keep calm.The last thing we need when we’re panicking, is to have someone else panicking with us.
Offer medicine if we usually take it during an attack.You might have to ask whether or not we take medicine- heck, some might not; but please, ask. It really helps.
Move us to a quiet place.We need time to think, to breathe. Being surrounded by people isn’t going to help.
Don’t make assumptions about what we need. Ask.We’ll tell you what we need. Sometimes; you may have to ask- but never assume.
Speak to us in short, simple sentences.
Be predictable. Avoid surprises.
Help slow our breathing by breathing us or by counting slowly to 10.As odd as it sounds, it works.


                                                                                                                 


WHAT YOU SHOULDN’T DO:1. Say, “You have nothing to be panicked about.”We know. We know. We know. And because we know we have nothing to be panicked about, we panic even more. When I realize that my anxiety is unfounded, I panic even more because then I feel like I’m not in touch with reality. It’s unsettling. Scary.Most of the time, a panic attack is irrational. Sometimes they stem from circumstances — a certain couch triggers a bad memory or being on an airplane makes you claustrophobic or a break up causes you to flip your lid — but mostly, the reasons I’m panicking are complex, hard to articulate or simply, unknown. I could tell myself all day that I have no reason to be having a panic attack and I would still be panicking. Sometimes, because I’m a perfectionist, I become even more overwhelmed when I think my behaviour is “unacceptable” (as I often believe it is when I’m panicking). I know it’s all in my mind, but my mind can be a pretty dark and scary place when it gets going.Alternate suggestion: Say, “I understand you’re upset. It is okay. You have a right to be upset and I am here to help.”2. Say, “Calm down.”This reminds me of a MadTV sketch where Bob Newhart plays a therapist who tells his patients to simply “Stop it!” whenever they express anxiety or fear. As a sketch, it’s funny. In real life, it’s one of the worst things you can do to someone having a panic attack. When someone tells me to “stop panicking” or to “calm down,” I just think, “Oh, okay. I haven’t tried that one. Hold on, let me get out a pen and paper and jot that down, you jerk.”Instead of taking action so that they do relax, simply telling a panicking person to “calm down” or “stop it” does nothing. No-thing.Alternate suggestion: The best thing to do is to listen and support. In order to calm them down without the generalities, counting helps.3. Say, “I’m just going to leave you alone for a minute.”Being left alone while panicking makes my heart race even harder. The last thing I want is to be left by myself with my troubled brain. Many of my panic attacks spark from over-thinking and it’s helpful to have another person with me, not only for medical reasons (in case I pass out or need water) but also it’s helpful to have another person around to force me to think about something other than the noise in my head.Alternate suggestion: It sometimes helps me if the person I’m with distracts me by telling me a story or sings to me. I need to get out of my own head and think about something other than my own panic.4. Say, “You’re overreacting.”Here’s the thing: I’m not. Panic attacks might be in my head, but I’m in actual physical pain. If you’d cut open your leg, no one would be telling you you’re overreacting. It’s a common trope in mental health to diminish the feelings or experience of someone suffering from anxiety or panic because there’s no visible physical ailment and because there’s no discernible reason for the person to be having such a strong fear reaction.The worst thing you can tell someone who is panicking is that they are overreacting.Alternate suggestion: Treat a panic attack like any other medical emergency. Listen to what the person is telling you. Get them water if they need it. It helps me if someone rubs my back a little. If you’re in over your head, don’t hesitate to call 911 (or whatever the emergency services number is where you are). But please, take the person seriously. Mental health deserves the same respect as physical health.



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perspicious:

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
    
  1. Stay with us and keep calm.
    The last thing we need when we’re panicking, is to have someone else panicking with us.

  2. Offer medicine if we usually take it during an attack.
    You might have to ask whether or not we take medicine- heck, some might not; but please, ask. It really helps.

  3. Move us to a quiet place.
    We need time to think, to breathe. Being surrounded by people isn’t going to help.

  4. Don’t make assumptions about what we need. Ask.
    We’ll tell you what we need. Sometimes; you may have to ask- but never assume.

  5. Speak to us in short, simple sentences.

  6. Be predictable. Avoid surprises.

  7. Help slow our breathing by breathing us or by counting slowly to 10.
    As odd as it sounds, it works.
                                                                                                                 
WHAT YOU SHOULDN’T DO:

1. Say, “You have nothing to be panicked about.”
We know. We know. We know. And because we know we have nothing to be panicked about, we panic even more. When I realize that my anxiety is unfounded, I panic even more because then I feel like I’m not in touch with reality. It’s unsettling. Scary.

Most of the time, a panic attack is irrational. Sometimes they stem from circumstances — a certain couch triggers a bad memory or being on an airplane makes you claustrophobic or a break up causes you to flip your lid — but mostly, the reasons I’m panicking are complex, hard to articulate or simply, unknown. I could tell myself all day that I have no reason to be having a panic attack and I would still be panicking. Sometimes, because I’m a perfectionist, I become even more overwhelmed when I think my behaviour is “unacceptable” (as I often believe it is when I’m panicking). I know it’s all in my mind, but my mind can be a pretty dark and scary place when it gets going.

Alternate suggestion: Say, “I understand you’re upset. It is okay. You have a right to be upset and I am here to help.”


2. Say, “Calm down.”
This reminds me of a MadTV sketch where Bob Newhart plays a therapist who tells his patients to simply “Stop it!” whenever they express anxiety or fear. As a sketch, it’s funny. In real life, it’s one of the worst things you can do to someone having a panic attack. When someone tells me to “stop panicking” or to “calm down,” I just think, “Oh, okay. I haven’t tried that one. Hold on, let me get out a pen and paper and jot that down, you jerk.

Instead of taking action so that they do relax, simply telling a panicking person to “calm down” or “stop it” does nothing. No-thing.

Alternate suggestion: The best thing to do is to listen and support. In order to calm them down without the generalities, counting helps.


3. Say, “I’m just going to leave you alone for a minute.”
Being left alone while panicking makes my heart race even harder. The last thing I want is to be left by myself with my troubled brain. Many of my panic attacks spark from over-thinking and it’s helpful to have another person with me, not only for medical reasons (in case I pass out or need water) but also it’s helpful to have another person around to force me to think about something other than the noise in my head.

Alternate suggestion: It sometimes helps me if the person I’m with distracts me by telling me a story or sings to me. I need to get out of my own head and think about something other than my own panic.


4. Say, “You’re overreacting.”
Here’s the thing: I’m not. Panic attacks might be in my head, but I’m in actual physical pain. If you’d cut open your leg, no one would be telling you you’re overreacting. It’s a common trope in mental health to diminish the feelings or experience of someone suffering from anxiety or panic because there’s no visible physical ailment and because there’s no discernible reason for the person to be having such a strong fear reaction.

The worst thing you can tell someone who is panicking is that they are overreacting.

Alternate suggestion: Treat a panic attack like any other medical emergency. Listen to what the person is telling you. Get them water if they need it. It helps me if someone rubs my back a little. If you’re in over your head, don’t hesitate to call 911 (or whatever the emergency services number is where you are). But please, take the person seriously. Mental health deserves the same respect as physical health.


CREDIT [X]  [X]

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rufiozuko:

stagesandpages:

"Work In Progress" is a half hour dark comedy revolving around a group of thirty-something friends who went to performing arts high school together in Orange County, CA.

Upon the tragic death of their beloved classmate Daniel Shaw, eight estranged friends are reunited at his memorial. As they begin to rediscover each other, we learn who these friends were in high school, who they actually became, and all the trials and tribulations bringing them to who they are today.

Featuring Natalie Amenula, Arianna Basco, Dante Basco, Dion Basco, Lily Holleman, & Nicole Turley

Produced and written by my sister Arianna “Lady Basco”… Love you.

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newendlesslove:

meajoraswrath:

gutcolour:

beyond outright straight jacket fetishes and shit you know what scares me

the gaze fixed on Crazy Girls in every single piece of media ever where other characters and the viewer are invited to regard them with this combination fear/disgust/fascination/titillation

i described this feeling previously in the context of being genderweird as sth along the lines of “men look at you down the barrel of a gun and they can’t decide whether they want to fuck you or skin you” and i think that captures it. you get it overtly when there are conversations between characters like “really, you want to fuck HER?” but there’s this nervous excitement to it, like fucking the crazy girl is a particular kind of trophy

i don’t know where i’m going with this. i hate that gaze

I have literally had men find out about my mental illness and had them tell me it made me sexier. And, honestly, considering that mentally ill people—especially women—are many times more likely to be abused, I think part of that allure is just that. We are easy targets. They also think a “crazy girl” will also be “crazy” about them. It’s so fucking gross and ableist and it makes me feel like an object.

What’s also messed up is that some guys will date you solely for “having issues” and other guys will reject you solely for the same reason.

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poniesforparents:

broniesagainstbullshit:

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

Kinda reinforcing what poniesforparents said yesterday. Sometimes people just make mistakes and don’t have miraculous intent. Even the best make mistakes. (Weird Al that is, not Robin Thicke… ew)

There was another response to the this thread I saw the other day, that I can hopefully find again, about Linkara from Atop the Fourth Wall slamming a comic for using ableist language while also using the word ‘spastic’ in the very same review.The summary of the thread was that words like spastic have a very different meaning and connotation depending on where you live, and how you’re raised.Point being, yes - sometimes people are just uneducated. Being uneducated does not excuse you for making mistakes, but if you’re willing to try and understand why what you did was hurtful or attempt to improve yourself, I think you deserve to be forgiven.

poniesforparents:

broniesagainstbullshit:

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

Kinda reinforcing what poniesforparents said yesterday. Sometimes people just make mistakes and don’t have miraculous intent. Even the best make mistakes. (Weird Al that is, not Robin Thicke… ew)

There was another response to the this thread I saw the other day, that I can hopefully find again, about Linkara from Atop the Fourth Wall slamming a comic for using ableist language while also using the word ‘spastic’ in the very same review.

The summary of the thread was that words like spastic have a very different meaning and connotation depending on where you live, and how you’re raised.

Point being, yes - sometimes people are just uneducated. Being uneducated does not excuse you for making mistakes, but if you’re willing to try and understand why what you did was hurtful or attempt to improve yourself, I think you deserve to be forgiven.

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sofriel:

tickatocka:

a kitten trying super hard to fight a ceramic cat statue

THANK U 4 THIS

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"Aw, did I win?"

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yamino:

kangaya:

Comic-Con Exclusive: Cartoon Network Renews ‘Adventure Time,’ ‘Regular Show,’ 3 More

mc-burnett:

Check out this awesome news!

Some people might be confused: didn’t Steven Universe already get renewed for a second season?

Answer: No, it didn’t!  It received a PICK-UP for it’s first season, putting us at 52 11-minute episodes.  This second season is ANOTHER 52 episodes of Steven Universe!  THAT’S 104 EPISODES OF STEVEN UNIVERSE. THEY ARE COMING.  EVENTUALLY.  GET EXCITED.

YAY! <3

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Tags: #good #su

The authority you need here to coin a word is gonna be a dictionary, and before we talk about how to get into one, we need to deconstruct the idea of what a dictionary is. Which may seem a little dumb, but I promise you, most lexicographers (dictionary-writers) have exactly the opposite view on language than people think they do.

Dictionaries are mostly used by prescriptivists, that is, people looking for the One True Spelling (or Meaning) of a particular word. The dictionary is correct and flawless and complete, and deviations from it are by definition (heh) wrong. Hence the idea that any word not in the dictionary is not a “real” word.

But dictonaries are mostly made by descriptivists. Rather than prescribing correct usages and spellings, lexicographers are describing the language as they find it. They take in thousands of examples of words in use, whether from well-established academic texts or from awesome pop song mashups, and try to write a definition that covers those usages. And since people are constantly using language in new ways, the dictionary is never complete and never totally correct.

The Language Nerd, on “To Coin a Phrase”

Came across a blog with some nice, concise posts about language and linguistics. Check it out

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darkly-stark:

ivorysorrows:

lil-miss-choc:

bonerack:

princessnecrophilia:

weeaboo-chan:

vhscars:

protest-resources:

50 Shades of Abuse Flyer - Canada
Use, redistribute, print. 
Click image and magnify for large version.

Okay. I understood all the flack Twilight got for being an abusive relationship. Because it was and it was being read by a very young and impressionable audience. But ffs, 50 Shades is an ADULT NOVEL. Iit is about a BDSM couple. Which - newsflash - do exist. It is a completely consensual form of dominate/submissive sex play. The whole concept of domestic violence and abuse is that one side exerts control over an unwilling victim. I don’t recall Anastasia, or whatever she’s called, protesting to Christian’s form of sex. If I remember correctly, she quite enjoyed it! So before you condemn a work of romanticizedfiction, actually consider it’s audience and remember that they are mature and capable enough to know the difference between reality and fiction.

so i guess you didn’t read the parts where he coerces her and the part where he continues after she has used her safeword and acts like a fucking creep whenever they aren’t having sex
it is the worst possible introduction to BDSM i could imagine
i know my shit okay

im hoping the people defending this book are 1. never getting into BDSM 2. not currently into BDSM 3. havent read the book bc i dont want to believe anyone is that fucking stupid

Let me
just
fucking
drop
some fucking
knowledge on you right now.
Wanna know the BDSM mantra? Safe, sane, consensual.
So let me explain why this book was devoid of all three of these things.
Safe - In the first few chapters of the novel, Christian Grey tracks Ana’s cell phone to find her at a club. Takes her home when she’s drunk, changes her when she’s so intoxicated she doesn’t remember him doing so,and informs her he will be keeping tabs on her for her own benefit. This is not the behaviour of a respectable Dominant. This is the behaviour of a power hungry, abusive asshole who really can’t take no for an answer.
Sane - One of the most important parts of BDSM is aftercare. Scenes can be extremely traumatizing and intense for the submissive. Aftercare is anything from petting to cuddling to holding to sweet talking, whatever degree of gentleness a bottom would need to pull them out of “subspace”. How does Christian provide aftercare? He submits Ana to a traumatizing first time spanking experience AND THEN FUCKING LEAVES. AND GETS MAD THAT SHE DIDN’T TELL HIM SHE WAS UPSET. He’s the one who should fucking know better! That, again, is not the act of a responsible Dominant. It’s the act of a selfish abuser.
Consensual - Did I mention he undressed her when she was belligerently drunk? Tracked her phone to locate her? He also buys her a new car despite her saying no countless times. Now, consent is important for any kind of sexual activity at all. Consent means informed, consent means enthusiastic. Informed, enthusiastic consent. This is crucial in a BDSM setting. Scenes can be extremely intense, especially for the bottom. What is Christian’s form of obtaining consent? Handing Ana a fucking contract highlighting all the things he wants to do her asshole and asking her to sign it. She was a virgin (Don’t even get me fucking started.) who had never before been exposed to BDSM. Entering in that kind of relationship takes a gargantuan amount of trust and knowledge so you know exactly what you’re getting into. Not reading a list of kinks on a piece of paper and signing your rights to say no away. Christian didn’t offer her resources, he didn’t offer her information. He gave her an ultimatum. That is not the sort of consent a responsible Dom/me would seek from their submissive.
Fuck. This. book. It’s written in a shitty way, it’s a terrible example of a BDSM relationship (ask anybody already involved in the lifestyle and watch them go blue in the face just thinking about it), which is already faced with enough prejudice and misunderstand, and it romanticizes and glorifies abuse.

And this post is going into my bookmarks, because it is beautiful.

What scares me most is the fact that people, misinformed and ignorant people, will now try to enter the community/find play partners with the dangerous ideas of what BDSM is. They won’t respect a sub, they won’t listen.
And that can seriously hurt people. People can DIE.

Thank fuck, I love this post

darkly-stark:

ivorysorrows:

lil-miss-choc:

bonerack:

princessnecrophilia:

weeaboo-chan:

vhscars:

protest-resources:

50 Shades of Abuse Flyer - Canada

Use, redistribute, print. 

Click image and magnify for large version.

Okay. I understood all the flack Twilight got for being an abusive relationship. Because it was and it was being read by a very young and impressionable audience. But ffs, 50 Shades is an ADULT NOVEL. Iit is about a BDSM couple. Which - newsflash - do exist. It is a completely consensual form of dominate/submissive sex play. The whole concept of domestic violence and abuse is that one side exerts control over an unwilling victim. I don’t recall Anastasia, or whatever she’s called, protesting to Christian’s form of sex. If I remember correctly, she quite enjoyed it! So before you condemn a work of romanticizedfiction, actually consider it’s audience and remember that they are mature and capable enough to know the difference between reality and fiction.

so i guess you didn’t read the parts where he coerces her and the part where he continues after she has used her safeword and acts like a fucking creep whenever they aren’t having sex

it is the worst possible introduction to BDSM i could imagine

i know my shit okay

im hoping the people defending this book are 1. never getting into BDSM 2. not currently into BDSM 3. havent read the book bc i dont want to believe anyone is that fucking stupid

Let me

just

fucking

drop

some fucking

knowledge on you right now.

Wanna know the BDSM mantra? Safe, sane, consensual.

So let me explain why this book was devoid of all three of these things.

Safe - In the first few chapters of the novel, Christian Grey tracks Ana’s cell phone to find her at a club. Takes her home when she’s drunk, changes her when she’s so intoxicated she doesn’t remember him doing so,and informs her he will be keeping tabs on her for her own benefit. This is not the behaviour of a respectable Dominant. This is the behaviour of a power hungry, abusive asshole who really can’t take no for an answer.

Sane - One of the most important parts of BDSM is aftercare. Scenes can be extremely traumatizing and intense for the submissive. Aftercare is anything from petting to cuddling to holding to sweet talking, whatever degree of gentleness a bottom would need to pull them out of “subspace”. How does Christian provide aftercare? He submits Ana to a traumatizing first time spanking experience AND THEN FUCKING LEAVES. AND GETS MAD THAT SHE DIDN’T TELL HIM SHE WAS UPSET. He’s the one who should fucking know better! That, again, is not the act of a responsible Dominant. It’s the act of a selfish abuser.

Consensual - Did I mention he undressed her when she was belligerently drunk? Tracked her phone to locate her? He also buys her a new car despite her saying no countless times. Now, consent is important for any kind of sexual activity at all. Consent means informed, consent means enthusiastic. Informed, enthusiastic consent. This is crucial in a BDSM setting. Scenes can be extremely intense, especially for the bottom. What is Christian’s form of obtaining consent? Handing Ana a fucking contract highlighting all the things he wants to do her asshole and asking her to sign it. She was a virgin (Don’t even get me fucking started.) who had never before been exposed to BDSM. Entering in that kind of relationship takes a gargantuan amount of trust and knowledge so you know exactly what you’re getting into. Not reading a list of kinks on a piece of paper and signing your rights to say no away. Christian didn’t offer her resources, he didn’t offer her information. He gave her an ultimatum. That is not the sort of consent a responsible Dom/me would seek from their submissive.

Fuck. This. book. It’s written in a shitty way, it’s a terrible example of a BDSM relationship (ask anybody already involved in the lifestyle and watch them go blue in the face just thinking about it), which is already faced with enough prejudice and misunderstand, and it romanticizes and glorifies abuse.

And this post is going into my bookmarks, because it is beautiful.

What scares me most is the fact that people, misinformed and ignorant people, will now try to enter the community/find play partners with the dangerous ideas of what BDSM is. They won’t respect a sub, they won’t listen.

And that can seriously hurt people. People can DIE.

Thank fuck, I love this post

Reblogged from femme-in-floral

Anonymous said: *sneezes*

bless you

Tags: #gif #anonymous #asks #anon

imsirius:

"It’s my first time here. I wanted to come to - you know you don’t go to Comic Con without going down on the floor and seeing it all, and so the way I came up with doing that was Spider-Man." - Daniel Radcliffe at the 2014 SDCC

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Anonymous said: I think the fusion was more a play on their physical attribute along with their personalities. Both are a bit brash in their personalities. The fusion only got angry once she realized Pearl left them there. If anything I think she was more emotionally driven like Amethyst, and in previous episodes we've seen that she is more emotional than she lets on. Then with all that power it creates this beautiful brutish transformation that does come with a price of control

meh, it just looked like Amethyst was overpowering it too much. Like, Garnet’s really stoic, and then Sugilite has this big personality, attitude, smile, etc. She looked so much like Purple Puma, or a gorilla? And the teeth, like where did those come from? I’m actually pretty okay with a lot of it, but I just wish it were a little different, like more intentional badassery. Less losing of control, they should balance each other out like Opal.

Pearl is skittish, but precise and practiced. Amethyst is assertive, but messy. Pearl is graceful, but not well-tempered. Amethyst is strong, but brash. They seem to be a perfect balance, and Opal saves the day all magical-girl style, with Steven looking on in awe at this giant woman he was waiting to see. First gem fusion is so great, right?

I don’t get why the two black/poc-coded gems can’t give a balance too. I was looking forward to a taste of a different gem fusion since Opal was so awesome. Garnet is experienced, but can be too disconnected/distant. Amethyst is headstrong, but needs proper guidance. Garnet is of few words, but she uses them sparingly to make them count, everyone looks to her. Amethyst is teasing and a handful, but she does so lovingly and keeps everything interesting and lively.

Do you see where I’m going? Sugilite could have been this awesome superfighter but she was just a wrecking ball. Garnet says that she summons her weapon by linking “your mind with all existing matter, channeling the collective power of the universe through your gem.” That’s a lot of power for a person (err gem) to have. Amethyst summons her weapon and says “didn’t try at all.” Amethyst definitely has a different poise in this way, because she gives no fucks and is confident that she can just do it. Sugilite could have the brilliant detection of “seeing” like Garnet had in Meat Beat, able to sort through the options and make the right choice without getting too distracted. Look at Garnet getting too drawn into that video game contrasting the more-focused Amethyst (still impulsive however without the leadership of Garnet). Sugilite would be clever like prankster/shapeshifting Amethyst but also speak less and probably process thoughts even faster, choosing the right words to make you laugh (Amethyst) and to inspire the others to fight (Garnet). Sugilite’d probably be less infuriating and just the right amount of playful to keep motivation up.

But no, she’s a show-off, like Amethyst, super strong, like Amethyst and Garnet, wild like Amethyst, animalistic, even (which is not looking so good on the race front), cruel, directionless, overpumped ego… why was Opal afforded the five star gem fusion and then Sugilite just needed to be really big. Kinda kills the appeal of giant woman imho and she’s even more of a giant woman than Opal is. :/

It’s not like all of the traits Sugilite was given aren’t good. The tattered outfit could be interesting, but it implies loss of composure. The fangs could make her menacing, but it just makes her look straight-up violent? Her mouth is huge and that smile is good-creepy… but, what, did Garnet just get eaten by Amethyst?? Opal has this flowing mane pulled back all fancy and ready to fight. Sugilite has a mane… just.. a mane… couldn’t she get some of that afro beauty volumized, some attitude from Amethyst’s bangs? Opal is pretty, Sugilite is monstrous. Opal saves the day, Sugilite almost ends it. Fusing for Amethyst and Pearl was hard because they were so different, and looking past the differences to work together didn’t come easy. Garnet and Amethyst fused right away and then couldn’t even get out of it? why??? And then Pearl is right in the end? Seems like Garnet would have been wise to not fuse if it had that kind of risk… that, or she trusted Pearl to help mediate, but then Pearl abandoned them. Sugilite p much had every right to be angry, and I think Pearl should have owned up to the fact that she was jealous of their capability and admitted to it or apologized or something “fuse with me instead!!!” -sings dramatic song- “yeah… I guess I was right!!!”

Sugilite can be beautiful and brutish, sure, it’s not like she has to be this tip toeing Opal diva, making dramatic and performative displays of power (demonstrating Pearl’s attention to style consistency, better executed now, and Amethyst’s showing off, but more purposeful rather than superfluous). She could have Garnet’s fighting flexibility, blocking every strike, and Amethyst’s boost of eagerness to throw her fist into the mix as much as possible. Yeah, beautiful and brutish could have happened, and sort of did? But Garnet is very intelligent, I think, and calculating, and that was lost (defeated and didn’t see her demise coming, cartoon-villain-style?) and Amethyst’s clever trapping/button-pushing that she’s done on Pearl for years was no longer clever joking, but just fuming and disappointing.

"Is water just hydrogen and oxygen mashed together? analogy wasted." Gem fusion should be about teaming up to bring out the best in eachother, "an amalgam of our combined magical and physical attributes fused into a single entity."

thekingofwinter:

takohai:

glitteringknight:

"Your highness" is gender neutral.

So you know, if you’re ever confused about my pronouns.

That’ll work.

alternatively, “your majesty,” “my liege,” and “supreme overlord”

please note that “your grace” is also acceptable

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