Not the First nor the Third

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mysterydatefriend:

um, excuse me, we HAVE to assign this baby a gender. how else will we know what color blanket to give it? do you just want babies to be cold and blanketless? do you hate babies and want them to suffer? stop forcing your politics on an innocent baby

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Filed under this is exactly what people sound like goddamn apple wants to know the 'biological sex' of everyone with their new undeleteable health app at least they don't force you to fill it out but PSH @ 'biological' gender essentialism transphobia

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In general, I think we need to move away from the premise that being a good person is a fixed immutable characteristic and shift towards seeing being good as a practice. And it is a practice that we carry out by engaging with our imperfections. We need to shift towards thinking that being a good person is like being a clean person. Being a clean person is something you maintain and work on every day.We don’t assume ‘I am a clean person therefore I don’t need to brush my teeth.’ When someone suggests to us that we have something stuck in our teeth we don’t say to them ‘What do you mean I have something stuck in my teeth—but I’m a clean person?!’

Jay Smooth in his TED speech “how I learned to stop worrying and love discussing race” (via tropicanastasia)

Jay Smooth almost always a reblog

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Dude nailed it. We all need to work at being good. Even if we think we are.

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This applies to so much

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Filed under this is so true jay smooth

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madqueenalanna:

thesecondbird:

madqueenalanna:

After the adventure with the Dalek, Journey buried her brother. Symbolically, at least. There wasn’t a body to bury but she took the money that she’d been saving for them to go on a trip together and bought a plot next to their parents. She went to visit once a week.

No one else was ever there, because they hadn’t really had time for friends, but that was alright. Until one day, perhaps two months later, all of a sudden there wasn’t room for her in front of the headstone because someone else was already there, a someone with bobbed brown hair and eyes that dominated her pretty face.

She turned when Journey got there. “Oh, hello. Sorry if I’m in the way. I’ll leave in a moment. He was a good man.”

"My brother," Journey said, and the girl who looked like Clara offered her apologies and her sympathies. They griefed together for a while, and Journey was just about to leave when the girl stopped her.

"D’you want to a grab a coffee or something?" Her smile was sweet. Maybe Journey didn’t have to be alone anymore.

At first I thought that was Saibra… but Echo!Clara’s good too ( did she know Journey’s brother or…? ).

i just figured one of the claras, you know, did things away from the doctor and ran into journey’s brother at one point

also i just want journey to be happy

Of course they did stuff (if they were full echoes - and not just “I don’t know where I am but I know I have to save the Doctor - like Victorian!Clara and Oswin!Clara but unlike the two we met who had no idea about the Doctor, as I understood it), I was just asking if I understood your implication right; that the Echo!Clara had met Journey’s brother but not Journey.

And yeah, Journey deserves happiness.

Filed under journey blue death mention

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madqueenalanna:

After the adventure with the Dalek, Journey buried her brother. Symbolically, at least. There wasn’t a body to bury but she took the money that she’d been saving for them to go on a trip together and bought a plot next to their parents. She went to visit once a week.

No one else was ever there, because they hadn’t really had time for friends, but that was alright. Until one day, perhaps two months later, all of a sudden there wasn’t room for her in front of the headstone because someone else was already there, a someone with bobbed brown hair and eyes that dominated her pretty face.

She turned when Journey got there. “Oh, hello. Sorry if I’m in the way. I’ll leave in a moment. He was a good man.”

"My brother," Journey said, and the girl who looked like Clara offered her apologies and her sympathies. They griefed together for a while, and Journey was just about to leave when the girl stopped her.

"D’you want to a grab a coffee or something?" Her smile was sweet. Maybe Journey didn’t have to be alone anymore.

At first I thought that was Saibra… but Echo!Clara’s good too ( did she know Journey’s brother or…? ).

Filed under journey blue death mention

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linnealurks:

linnealurks:

Heads up: Christopher Eccleston is a guest right now on BBC radio 2, until about two hours from the timestamp on this post.  I just tuned in and they’re playing a lot of music; haven’t heard him talk yet. Don’t know what I missed in the first hour, but it may be available on the iPlayer later.

Edit: it’s an oldies show; they just went from one of my favorite Steely Dan songs to Frank Sinatra.  I’ve got musical whiplash.

Apparently he’s still “coming up later”.

I tuned in and he’s talking right now! //…and not anymore. Pretty short, but lovely<3

Filed under christopher eccleston oh it's good to hear his voice

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bittergrapes:

pom-yaoihands:

ahmogar:

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hugtherobots:

I know it’s trendy to fight the system and cry that we are all becoming slaves of technology, but this attitude overlooks that computers and phones are tools for communicating. When someone thinks I’m an idiot smiling at a machine, I’m actually smiling at my girlfriend who is 10000 miles away and whom I would have never met if not for these newfangled electronics. As they say: when the wise man points to the moon, the fool looks at the finger.
This is a topic that I’ve been wanting to tackle for a while now; much credit to this excellent post for bringing it to the front of my brain.

Fucking this. 

Fucking thank you. 

INTERNET FRIENDS ARE REAL FRIENDS.

bittergrapes:

pom-yaoihands:

ahmogar:

greenekangaroo:

hugtherobots:

I know it’s trendy to fight the system and cry that we are all becoming slaves of technology, but this attitude overlooks that computers and phones are tools for communicating. When someone thinks I’m an idiot smiling at a machine, I’m actually smiling at my girlfriend who is 10000 miles away and whom I would have never met if not for these newfangled electronics. As they say: when the wise man points to the moon, the fool looks at the finger.

This is a topic that I’ve been wanting to tackle for a while now; much credit to this excellent post for bringing it to the front of my brain.

Fucking this. 

Fucking thank you. 

INTERNET FRIENDS ARE REAL FRIENDS.

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Filed under yep swearing for ts ableism cw

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eldritchnightmarefuel:

When gay people are assumed to be straight until told otherwise: Compulsory heterosexuality.

When bisexual people are assumed to be straight until told otherwise: Straight passing privilege 

So why is it oppression when it happens to someone gay but a privilege when it happens to someone bi?

Oh wait its not, people are just biphobic.

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Filed under biphobia yup

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