Work is gonna be very boring today. We’re out of boxes, so I can’t work on that. Sides are completely stocked. It’s too early to start cleaning. All I can do is wait for customers to call/come in. But it’s a ghost town here.
Guess what, Niners?
Here we go. Meet
Chief Molly O’Brien
Dr. Juliet Bashir
Lt. Cmdr. Worf
Lt. Cmdr. Jadzen Dax
Captain Bethany Sisko
Major Kira Noren
I know, I left some people out. Of course I left some people out. It’s Deep Space Nine. Damn thing’s bigger on the inside.
How awesome is this?!
I love a well made genderswap, and THIS, this takes the cake <3
Ok so like i haven’t been reblogging this like this because all of the criticism of “genderswaps” is totally valid and i get it but but but i love seeing existing characters redesigned and i LOVE DS9 AAAAAAAAAAAHHH omg.
[Image Description: Background is several triangles in a circle like a pie alternating from true red, scarlet and black. A robin is sitting on his perch looking to the right.
Top Text: “CREDIT OR DEBIT?”
Bottom Text: “IT’S CREDIT.”]
So for my first job ever, I got hired seasonally at a certain primarily West-Coast exclusive chocolate store. The coworkers were great and other than a few exceptions the customers were pretty cool, but a minor pet peeve of mine is the whole credit/debit thing.
When a customer was about to hand me/handing me their card, I’d ask them “credit or debit?” I don’t know what every single card is off the top of my head, and some customers will hand me a debit card and have me run it as credit. About half of the customers will respond with a sort of abrupt “it’s a ___ card”. I’m sorry if I can’t read your mind and just run your card the way you want, but after hours of hearing this from people, it just gets to me.
Nants ingonyama bagithi baba [There comes a lion] Sithi uhhmm ingonyama [Oh yes, it's a lion] Nants ingonyama bagithi baba Sithi uhhmm ingonyama Ingonyama
I FINALLY KNOW THE FUCKING WORDS
it’s so funny to see the translated words though because you think it’s like some really profound chanting and really it’s just
that’s a lion
this movie’s about a lion
just reassuring you that yes indeed lions are here
this is literally my favorite post on tumblr
I hate this post and will always hate this post because it’s pretty much a perfect example of the disneyfication of things
'ha ha its a lion them africans huh them africans'
to grab the direct quotes:
This line loosely translates from Zulu as, “There comes a lion”. In actuality, the speaker of this sentence is speaking to an adult male whom he respects and refers to as “baba”, which means father but in zulu culture it is seen as respectful to refer to one’s betters as mother or father.
The lion in this instance can seen as symbolic of adversity as Lion King is based on the Masai tradition of having the young men kill a lion when they come of age. The speaker at this point would thus be a young Masai man prior to his initiation.
The elder male that was spoken to in the first line responds in a nonchalant manner and acknowledges the lion’s approach, “Oh yes it’s a lion”.
Sithi uhhmm ingonyama
Ingonyama: yama bagithi baba
The phrase is reiterated in a call and response manner as is common amongst Southern-African cultural relations such as singing and dancing. The theme of the advance of the lion is emphasised by the repetition of the word “ingonyama” which means lion in zulu as the task looms ever closer as the lion draws nearer.
Oh, and the parts that get (conveniently) left out, probably because black people
The collected Masai warriors respond to the challenge in unison, “We’re going to conquer”
Ingonyama nengw’ enamabala:
The lion is now joined by a leopard.
So have some context with your ‘lel dem africans ha ha dem africans o disney’ laugh fucking riot. But this is what Disney does, and trains its fans to do: Take something non-white, use it as goddamned decoration, and remove all of the meaning. Use it as a joke. Make it different, but not too different. Who here thought that part of the song was just random noises? Don’t bother with a show of hands, there’s 400 thousand notes to do that for me.
'well you're just reading too much into it'
if you think ladysmith black mambazo didnt know what they were doing with their own fucking language
this was written in 1322
i can’t imagine how hard it must have been struggling with gender shit back when physical transition was a total impossibility, even theoretically
i’m trying hard not to cry
we have a history. we have existed in every culture of the world at every moment of human history. cis institutions have tried to suppress this history or claim it as their own but it is not theirs. it is ours, and always will be. we must uncover and reclaim more of our history, and we must make more ourselves
About creepy guys
A lot of men (and probably other genders, but mostly men) like to creepily hit on people (usually women) in contexts in which it’s not ok to hit on people. (Eg: on the subway).
Girls start experiencing this before they’re considered old enough for sex ed.
Creepy men regularly do this in a way that’s slightly deniable.
Like sitting way too close. Or asking an almost innocuous thing. And it feels really horrible to be on the receiving end, but it can be hard to put your finger on why. And if you object, the man who started it will try as hard as he can to say you’re being unreasonable. Often, bystanders or people you tell afterwards will empathically agree and tell you he was just being friendly and that didn’t have to be rude.
This is not your fault. It’s not your fault that creepy guys are awful to you, and it’s not your fault that people punish you for refusing to cooperate with their creepy actions.
There is usually no polite way to object. Because they manipulate the rules of politeness so that you have to be rude to say no.
It’s ok to be rude in that situation.
Being in that situation doesn’t mean you’re a rude inconsiderate person. It means you’re asserting an important boundary in the only available way.
Most of these guys know exactly what they are doing. It’s not innocent awkwardness. It’s a different thing. It’s doing something they know they can probably get away with denying that they’ve done.
(People do sometimes do this kind of thing by mistake, too. But it’s not ok then either. And most people who do this, know damn well what they’re doing.)
I’ve been stuck in these situations with creepy guys. Usually on the bus. And usually i won’t have any of their shit. I take out one headphone and give them a sideways i-don’t-really-give-a-fuck look and say “Do i know you?” followed by “No, i didn’t think so” and then i go back to my music.
But once or twice i decide to engage them. I had a really long conversation with one of these creepers once, during which i told him that regardless of his intentions, trying to interact with a woman ten years younger than him on an enclosed place like a bus (especially as he was sitting behind me) was inappropriate and off-putting. Idk if he got it, but since i was in a mood to talk that day i figured i might try to help out the next woman he happens to sit behind on the bus.
TW: Discussions of Transmisogyny, Racism and The Trans-Atlantic Genocide
I look up to laverne cox so hard
I always love re-blogging Laverne Cox. Not only because of her eloquence, intelligence, kindness, and beauty, but also because her voice might be one of the most important in the fight against hatred in the U.S.A. today. What she has to say is crucial to the growth, peace, prosperity, and freedom of all of us. If you have the time, please watch this video.
everyone needs to take seven minutes and watch this.
This is really important. Watch it.
Laverne Cox being excellent as always…
but. I wanna take issue with that comment above.
"What she has to say is crucial to the growth, peace, prosperity, and freedom of all of us"
from what i can tell about the person who wrote this, she is white.
which means this statement is a problem.
while it is true if a vague, abstract way that what Cox is saying in this video will impact the freedom of all people (by virtue that helping the least advantaged is a net benefit to the whole of humanity).
listen to the story she tells. listen to the historical connections she makes. the sociological connections.
if your interpretation of what this video is about and what it does doesn’t fundamentally centre who Cox is actually talking about (Black trans women first and twoc in general second), you’ve really really missed the point.
bringing up the connection to the street harassment she (and other Black trans women experience from Black people) to the Atlantic Slave Trade… unless this is you, this isn’t about you.
discussing the high rates of violence for trans women of colour and noting how childhood bullying often targets gender
erasing the specificity of what she is talking about, the specific intersections of identity and agency and the people who exist at this place in order to make a point about how she matters for ~humanity~
is another example of how anti-Blackness operates to make the ideas of Black thinkers common property
it is replicating the same structural and intellectual exploitation that non-Black people have been doing with important and visionary thinkers like Laverne Cox
we (non-Black ppl) need to be more careful about how we engage ridiculously awesome people like Cox.
There is also an element here of, “wow so articulate such surprise” that happens. Like, yes Laverne is everything. But even if she wasn’t, she would still be laying down important truths but folks wouldn’t listen. She, and other Black trans women, need to be extra polished if anyone is gonna take them seriously and that’s a problem.
reblogging for biyuti’s comments.
There needs to be a bar or club or something that when you walk in there’s a rack of different color wristbands with words like “I’m looking for-“
- no one
So that everyone would know who’s looking for who.
"Hey that girl is cute. And her wristband says she’s also looking for a girl. Sweet!”
"He’s cute, but his wristband says girls. Oh well."
you are the future
Sounds a bit like the bandana code.
this video is entitled “tumblr feminists” and i prepared myself to get angry before watching it but damn if it isn’t spot on
"What they are really saying is that they hate women. They hate women with opinions who are honest and angry."
I GET SO JEALOUS OF PEOPLE WHO SEE COOL SHIT ON THE LOG IN PAGE
BECAUSE I NEVER SEE THE LOG IN PAGE
BECAUSE I NEVER FUCKING LOG OUT
People log out?
If i log out it’s never intentional. Because as soon as i see the log in page i’m like “oh shit wHAT’S MY PASSWORD?”
while I’m watching TPP: we walk around a pokemon center for 8 hours, maybe use the PC once, we might go outside for a few seconds then come back in
while I’m sleeping: 9 gym badges obtained, 13 pokemon released, entire team rocket organization taken down, all legendaries caught, actual anarchy breaks out in europe somewhere, and a new stream starts