Introspection
catpun:


This is a lie. You hate Journey.You hate the way that John in slowdance mode snuggles his cheek next to your temple and holds you in front of everyone and doesn’t even care,how both of you by now have worked out the exact shuffle of each other’s bodies so if you step on his feet you are doing it on purpose. You hate how he locks his arms low on your waist tighter than an airplane seatbelt. You hate how if you both were any closer right now, you’d be epidermally fusedor“Doing It.”
You hate how instead of biting off an ear and punching his snout, you kind of deadweight your head on his shoulder and pretend you are having a nap. You are sure this brutal act convinces everyone around that you are not “cuddling”. You have never cuddled. You will never cuddle.

its 20fucking14 (please click through!)

Johnkat I’ve missed you…

catpun:

This is a lie. You hate Journey.You hate the way that John in slowdance mode snuggles his cheek next to your temple and holds you in front of everyone and doesn’t even care,how both of you by now have worked out the exact shuffle of each other’s bodies so if you step on his feet you are doing it on purpose. You hate how he locks his arms low on your waist tighter than an airplane seatbelt. You hate how if you both were any closer right now, you’d be epidermally fusedor“Doing It.”

You hate how instead of biting off an ear and punching his snout, you kind of deadweight your head on his shoulder and pretend you are having a nap. You are sure this brutal act convinces everyone around that you are not “cuddling”. You have never cuddled. You will never cuddle.

its 20fucking14 (please click through!)

Johnkat I’ve missed you…

Notebook Batmans. I’ve been thinking about making a short Batman comic lately based on a silly idea I had months ago. I need something to kick my ass out of this drawing slump I’ve been in.

Notebook Batmans. I’ve been thinking about making a short Batman comic lately based on a silly idea I had months ago. I need something to kick my ass out of this drawing slump I’ve been in.

tangarang:

phyte:

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Over a half a year ago I signed up for Jadefest and didn’t give myself enough time to finish my original comic. SO, 6 MONTHS LATER I FINALLY DECIDED TO COMPLETE IT.

A million thanks to my my recipient, AffectionateTea for their patience!

If you’re having a difficult time reading it here, check it out on AO3.

THIS IS SO GR8

kevinczap:

sophiafosterdimino:

I’ve been making these zines for a little over a year now. Here’s #4. I brought 80 copies to SPX this past weekend and gave them to my dear friends. As a bonus I hand-colored all the covers for some bizarre reason

SPX was wonderful as usual. Congratulations to the Ignatz nominees and winners! I picked up a ton of books & zines, and I’ll enjoy reading them over the next few weeks.

The first 3 Sex Fantasy zines are tagged here, so you can read them if you missed them the first time around.

I have a boundless enthusiasm for this series of little comics.

vastderp:

wojojojo:

smgoetter:

Wind Waker AU where Link and Aryll are kidnapped and Granny dons the hero clothes to save them. 

ATTENTION TUMBLR USER vastderp

OMG adorable!

pipistrellus:

#is this an erotic slash fan fiction
Yo, can I get a serious opinion on the person who told me the term "Rule 63" is transphobic? I don't know how they meant it was, unless it was referring to the concept itself, in which case I still can't put it into words or form a coherent reply to it.

jumpingjacktrash:

the-real-seebs:

My initial opinion: “Haha no.”

But I did run into a lot of people who thought that, so I’ve had a lot of rounds of “hey everyone send in asks on whatever I just posted about” and I’ve seen a lot of people talk about this, including a lot of cis people, a lot of trans people (of both the common varieties and a number of exotic ones!), and so on, and my final conclusion based on studied consideration of the topic is: “Haha no.”

The issue here is that people are failing to distinguish between “this representation is bad” and “this representation does not meet my personal needs”. The overall impact of Rule 63 and similar things is clearly a huge net positive for the trans community, because it gets people thinking about what gender is, and isn’t, and what it would mean if someone were a different gender than you thought, or changed gender. It doesn’t cover everything (for instance, it doesn’t create nonbinary characters except from other nonbinary characters, or trans characters except from other trans characters), but the idiotic tumblr SJW crowd notion that anything which does not solve all the problems should be loathed and condemned is… oh, wait, I spoilered that already, it’s idiotic.

Rule 63 does not solve all the problems, but it improves things. Good starting point. It isn’t everything that would be useful to have, but it isn’t a bad thing to have.

perfect is the enemy of good. i kind of want that to be the tumblr topbar message until every fussypants sjw has seen it.

My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.

And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.

Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope (via feministquotes)

jumpingjacktrash:

i’ve gotten more crap for my autism than for being queer. more bullying, more shit talk, more exclusion, more dehumanizing — and WAY more trouble with employment and housing. ableism is a bigger problem than homophobia. surprising? that’s because people aren’t talking about it!

violence against disabled people is unbelievably common. i don’t want to start comparing it numerically with violence against women and racial minorities, because that might imply i don’t take the latter seriously. don’t get me wrong; those hate crimes are super awful and we need to make them stop. however i need to say this: my dash was 80% ferguson for at least a week after mike brown was shot, but i see at least a couple stories every month about autistics being murdered by their caregivers, by their schools, by police who interpereted a nonverbal shutdown as resistance, and these stories seldom get more than 100 notes.

please, folks, i know you care about people, i know you care about me, and i know you care about justice. please pay more attention to ableism. this is a huge civil rights issue.

i don’t mean the dumb sjw thing where people star out words like ‘crazy’ or call ‘ablesim’ on shit that is not ableism, btw. i definitely don’t mean the thing where my reclamatory usage of ‘sperglord’ and the like sets the whole parrot tree screeching. i mean stuff like sheltered workshops where it’s legal to pay disabled people less than a dollar an hour. i mean accessibility, i mean acceptance. i mean the thing where the discussion about autsim is led by a hate group that wants to eliminate our existence. i mean stop the violence.

Roach, why is so much gay media so incredibly depressing? Am I not looking in the right places? Films, books, even comics so rarely have a happy ending for queer characters. It really gets me down. :(
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roachpatrol:

cyphercat:

roachpatrol:

I know right? I’m so tired of the ‘BEING GAY IS SO MEANINGFUL AND TRAGEDY IS MEANINGFUL LET’S WATCH THESE TWO LESBIANS DIE SLOWLY FOR TWO SAD HOURS’ agenda. 

Your basic options for dodging that shit are: 1) queer ebook imprints and 2) fanfiction. 

Books and movies that make it to mainstream publication are like—I don’t know, they make me super uncomfortable a lot of the time. They’re all about like THIS IS THE STRUGGLE, LOOK, LOOK AT IT, LOOK AT THE SADNESSES. The most popular recommended stuff I’ve tried comes off  like disaster tourism for straights, and a lot of the other more private stuff still seems like… a cataloguing of hurts. We need that, I think, to forefront the injustice queers still face and to pay our respect to elder generations of queers, but like, man, if I see another fucking lesbian couple kick it I am gonna lose my shit.  

I have totally forgotten which queer publishers are good and which are to be avoided, since I mostly stick to fanfiction, but go tug on cyphercat's sleeve and definitely vintar's too. They'll point you in the right direction. 

If anyone else has any recommendations for fun, positive queer stories, please reblog!

The most popular recommended stuff I’ve tired comes off like disaster tourism for straights

Roach with the truth bomb, BOOM.

Queer small presses who are making an effort to be inclusive of the whole umbrella and give us happy endings: Riptide Publishing (my publisher), Less Than Three Press, Bold Strokes Books, Blind Eye Books. In all cases, story quality varies by author, so do a bit more research first, but they’re definitely near the top of my “doing it right” list. Most of their stories are going to be romances or romance-and-other-genre.

If you are into sci fi, Melissa Scott has been writing sci fi stories where gay people are normal and have adventures for years; my roommate has read a lot more of her stuff than I have and specifically recs Mighty Good Road for healthy long-term lesbian relationship.

In the realm of fantasy, Amanda Downum’s The Bone Palace features a trans lady as a major character who dresses beautifully, kicks loads of ass, and gets a happy ending, in a culture that has established space for gender-variant people.

The Fifth Millennium series by SM Stirling and Shirley Meier are absolutely trashy fantasy of the “this made a great D&D campaign and it will make even better books!” variety, but the main characters are ladies who kick ass together, fall in love, kick more ass together, and win everything, so I honestly didn’t care. Also there is a bloodthirsty weasel-horse. Note that there is a *lot* of awful stuff in this series, tho it’s generally not queerness-related; there is slavery and instances of rape (Shadow’s Daughter is the most rapey, if you want to minimize that).

I have no recs whatsoever for contemporary, non-fantastic settings, I’m afraid (though there are piles of happy endings there if you are looking specifically in romance) — I just don’t read it in general.

Good luck, anon! And please, everyone who is looking for this, remember that publishers tend to be slow to take risks because they need to have faith they will make money — so if you find examples of the thing you want to see more of, consider buying what you can afford. It’ll keep dinner on the authors’ table and encourage the publishers to keep up the good work.

thanks cypher! i knew you’d come through on this.

now that i’ve had a little more time to think i’d like to toss in queer-fun-and-friendly webcomic recs:  Knights ErrantThe Desert Peach, Oglaf, TJ and Amal, Hotblood, Starfighter, Skinhorse, and Dicebox are all great and you can read them online.