Anonymous: you are a pretentious prick who is also a transphobic piece of trash, go to hell

maureenjohnsonbooks:

fishingboatproceeds:

There is so much of this stuff in my ask box, and most of it not even anonymous, but I don’t want to call out any particular user because I know they’ll then get a lot of hateful asks and the cycle will just continue.

First off, there’s a comma splice in your ask. I just have to let you know that, on account of how I’m a pretentious prick.

I hope that I’m not transphobic. I’ve been public and vocal in my support for the rights of trans people for years, and I’ve tried over the years to amplify trans voices, from T Cooper to Stephen Ira Beatty, rather than pretending to be able to speak for them. 

Look, I am a person, and I am not a particularly good one. I am screwed up and make a lot of mistakes. But I am not a piece of trash. I would imagine that you are also screwed up and make a lot of mistakes, but you aren’t a piece of trash either.

But it is still hurtful—very hurtful—to hear people call me a piece of trash. It just makes me sad to hear, the way I think it would make most people sad to hear. The certainty and lack of nuance in that characterization reflects a broader lack of nuance in online discourse these days that just bums me out. 

Stuff like this? It’s not activism. It’s hate mongering. 

And it’s not even correct. Just because you levy an accusation at someone doesn’t make you right about it.

This is the kind of stuff that will ruin the internet, if we let it. I hope we can get ourselves together and end this so we can have good things.

10:58 pm  •  16 April 2014  •  17,274 notes
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10:56 pm  •  16 April 2014  •  24,175 notes

snarg:

truth or dare more like preform a strange sexual act or tell me who you like

10:47 pm  •  16 April 2014  •  432,471 notes
The pupil of your eye expands up to 45% when you look at someone you love.
― (via ablazedays)

(Source: psych-facts)

10:47 pm  •  16 April 2014  •  74,498 notes

rushinwiththefools:

I think the people on here that are really criticizing the TFioS guy are missing the point. He’s supposed to be pretentious. Hell, at that age I was super pretentious. Hell, I’m kind of pretentious now. It’s what people do.

It’s his character arc to realize that he’s a better person when he’s not so pretentious. 

*signs off*

10:25 pm  •  16 April 2014  •  6 notes
To wish you were someone else
is to waste the person you are.
― Kurt Cobain (via bl-ossomed)
10:34 am  •  16 April 2014  •  180,388 notes