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shitty-car-mods-daily deactivated and thats so fucked up bc i finally got a picture of the fucked up limousine in my city
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If we don’t microdose delusion we won’t make it through this reality babe….
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you ever read journals from gay or bi whalers????
Not explicitly, but that’s so often the way of things regarding lgbtq+ history. Are the men whose journals I’ve read who occasionally describe their fellow whalers as fine/good-looking or handsome attracted to them, or simply using complimentary language? Does one man saying he played as another man’s “lady” at a dance during a gam mean anything regarding his identity in relation to other men, or was it simply the language he used to say he danced as the opposite partner in an all-male space? Who knows! Maybe, maybe not. Is a mate goading the men in his boat's crew by saying:
"I love you, my dear fellows, yes, yes, I do; I'll do anything for you, I'll give you my heart's blood to drink"
anything? Dunno! Sure is hot and weird tho!
Scholar Margaret Creighton highlighted one whaler, Elias Trotter, as someone who forged--if not romantic--very close emotional relationships with other men. This included both men he met briefly on gams as well as men aboard his ship.
He described one man, Charles Wheeler, on a gam saying that he ‘drew my attention on account of his manly beauty, activity, and intelligence’, and spent the entire gam speaking with him alone for hours, lamenting at the end the inevitable parting when both ships went on their way. He also developed a close relationship with someone on his ship named Longworth.
Dan W. Everton is a graduate student who spent time researching Trotter, and at a talk highlighted an excerpt of Trotter’s description of Longworth. I found it very poignant and it gives a little bit of insight to one man's perception of another, as well as the specificity of life at sea:
“During the night watches Longworth and myself will paint a pleasing future and will count and cipher out the many days to elapse before we tread our native soil. Will build many castles in the air and then with sober thought will crush them. How truly does sympathy entwine around the heart and produce friendship in its purest, fondest state. How such interchange of thought foments affection? I flatter myself tis even so with us, for, when after these interchanges of thought, of hope, of sympathy I know and feel that the friendship between us grows stronger and more lasting. At sea, there is no formality. Man acts himself and tis here that none has an opportunity of seeing his fellow in all his impurities as well as in all his goodness. I take pride in writing that, in every circumstance and in all duties, Longworth during the last twelve months has shown himself to be one of nature’s noblemen, so kind, so good, so free.”
Since Trotter’s journal hasn’t been digitized I haven’t been able to read it myself since I don't have physical access to the collection it lives in! I'm really hoping that it will be digitized (or fully transcribed) one day though.
The only (very scant) records I’ve seen explicitly regarding same sex activity on whaleships have been non-consensual instances in which there was disciplinary action taken. And that disciplinary action was also in connection with other violence/threats of violence from the man in question that led to his expulsion.
How consensual same sex relations on a whaleship may have been regarded and navigated is a bit of an unknown. But as with any same-sex occupation (especially something as lengthy and isolating as whaling, where one would maybe get liberty ashore every 6ish months) there were undoubtedly going to be same sex acts and partnerships. To say otherwise would be silly, I think. The absence of their mention gives me the sense that it was something people tended to look the other way with (or circumstantially accepted) if parties were consenting, rather than that they just didn’t happen at all. Herman Melville’s ‘oh I love you my fellows’ Moby Dick chapter that’s just an extended mutual masturbation pun has to come from somewhere. And not just from the notion that Melville likely loved men. But uhhh if you want a gay/bi whaler, there’s probably Melville, at the very least.
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Something something discourse a glimpse of Lovecraftian discourse monsters swimming in the deeps
man idk what to tell u but like. the entire world has an interest in the US's nuclear program. if the US resumed aboveground nuclear testing in violation of the partial test ban treaty, your first notice would not be a tumblr user telling you "i promise man i saw it with my own two eyes"
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in my head when someone talks about the presedents shoe laces I can only think of Obama like I know he hasn't been in office in 6 years but I still can only imagine the stolen shoelaces coming from him idk
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being a humanities major who’s friends with stem majors is so funny because you’ll ask your friends what they’re doing today and they’re like “UGH it’s so stressful i have to stabilize the reactor core for my nuclear power midterm and then i have to build the supercomputer from i have no mouth yet i must scream for my electrical engineering homework :/ what about you” and you’re like “oh well i have to read a fun little book and write an essay about gender.” and they still think you have it worse
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Remember friends, the key is to submit *realistic* fakes, otherwise you're just training them to filter
The TLDR: violent bigots have created a site that anyone can use to report the location of a drag event.
Just to be clear: their form is at a page called Defend Texas Kids and any concerned citizens could click the report button and give the address of anywhere hosting a drag event. There doesn't appear to be any filtering, so in theory anyone could enter any location.
They really should have a way of validating the data people enter, to stop enterprising people entering fictitious events at, say, conservative sites. The site could easily be overloaded with erroneous data making their system unusable...
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not to be a little hater, but anytime my fav fictional guys are drawn with perfectly sculpted abs and a six pack and absolutely no body fat, i do feel rage with the force of a thousand fiery suns in my being. stop that. stop it. stop.
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I forgot that Whamageddon 2022 has begun! Got to make it to Christmas without being sent to Whamhalla!
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here is my one bit of wisdom as a 32 year old with no interest in being a "fandom elder" or "community mom" or whatever -
if someone a little older in your friend group takes care of things and has good advice to offer and whatever, and you all sometimes joke abt them being the mom friend, that's fine and normal
if someone self declares themselves as the mom friend, and begins to act like that is a role with actual authority, Fucking Run
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with this blade and this mead i will protect you all from tyranny and the motherfuckers that threaten your home and hearth
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I truly hate the word "unalive." There are so many other euphemisms that fictional Italian mobsters worked so hard to provide you with and you just ignore them.
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theres so many creatures on the bamum supplement unicode block theyre like little microplankton to me
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Hopefully this tip can help anyone
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also absolutely hate when people say "this is set a million years from now and there's still racism and homophobia? #problematic" and then you read it and it's a scathing and concise yet meticulous examination of our current views on race and gender and sexuality. you don't understand what the point of science fiction is. escapism is not the pinnacle of the written form that all genre fiction should aspire to. you're annoying me
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