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lalondes:

if anyone ever tells you slash fanfiction or trans headcanons are stupid just explain that only 2.4% of all young adult books published in 2013 included LGBT characters and you’re not going to apologize for making your own mirrors

and that’s just inclusion, not even mentioning how few of those have queer characters as the primary character / love interest / protagonist

I attended a small standard tourney last night at an LGS with my wife. We unfortunately left after the second round because of the hostilities she was experiencing because of her gender. Do you find on your end you hear much regarding the issues of non-male treatment in Magic? Do you feel it's improving?

markrosewater:

Let me use this question to say something I’ve been wanting to say.

Every time you are unkind to another Magic player, be it in a game, online or through whatever interaction, regardless of your reason, you are hurting the game, you are hurting the community, you are hurting the store you play in, you are hurting the place you gather - most of all, you are hurting other people.  

One of the reasons I love the Magic community is because of the kindness they show one another. Don’t be the person that makes Magic something ugly for someone. You love how the Magic community has opened up for you and made you feel welcome. Well, pass that along. 

Just imagine that every interaction you have with someone new is the interaction you would have wanted when you were new. A lot of people are attracted to gaming because it is somewhere they feel welcome when there are many other places they do not. Please, please, please do not take that away from people.

Be an ambassador of the game.

Be someone who makes others’ lives better rather than worse.

Be the better person.

lifehackable:

Source Video

I agree with the sentiment, but let’s change this to:"ALL genders should know how to cook…"

lifehackable:

Source Video

I agree with the sentiment, but let’s change this to:

"ALL genders should know how to cook…"

That random person you met online and now is a big part of your life

maxrbmc:

Facebook seemed to be opening up for those of us with nontraditional identities for various reasons back in January.

http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/30/facebook-will-give-up-the-ghost-on-real-id-in-future-apps/

Now, they are pushing for “legal names.” Well, bye-bye Facebook from me!
(Though…

"My concern is that this rule has less to do with names and more to do with whose identity is acceptable versus whose identity is not.” - Blissom Booblé


Ugh Facebook.

Facebook seemed to be opening up for those of us with nontraditional identities for various reasons back in January.

http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/30/facebook-will-give-up-the-ghost-on-real-id-in-future-apps/

Now, they are pushing for “legal names.”  Well, bye-bye Facebook from me!
(Though where can I whine about this except on Facebook?)

http://q13fox.com/2014/09/16/facebook-real-name-policy-stirs-questions-around-identity/

http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/16/living/facebook-name-policy/

This is hugely problematic for the trans* population, and those of us that require an alias.

I read somewhere that the Colonel from Looking for Alaska is black. At least that was this forum's discussion. I do not have a problem with his skin color, but I've always imagined him as a white person. What about you?
Anonymous

fishingboatproceeds:

BBTTR. 

Alaska and the Colonel are never identified by race in Looking for Alaska. (Nor is Pudge.) I don’t feel qualified to speak to matters outside the text.

THIS IS WHY WE LOVE JOHN GREEN!

lierdumoa:

iwatchforsasha:

Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them

That second to last panel is chilling.