Anonymous asked:
Soooooo....Bubblegum and Marceline dated? Did you read about that? Did I? Is it possibly true? Openly queer characters on a cartoon that is sort of for kids? So awesome!

aburningrose:

whowasntthere:

findchaos:

Sigh.

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This is a perfect example of writers who had all of the best intentions, but thanks to censorship and current policies, it devolved into some good old fashioned queerbaiting.

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Indeed, it’s true that the original intention was to have PB and Marceline romantically involved, eventually. The people behind Adventure Time have said as much, but somewhere along the line, someone said, “whoa, whoa, whoa. Not in a children’s show!” So, the storyline got dropped and all that’s left is the occasional hint and a massive fallout of fan headcanons.

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I know I should feel happier that the notion was even pitched, let alone nearly realized, but instead, I just feel cheated. Not only is it a very public example of queer characters still not being “acceptable” for children, it’s also another instance of characters’ “secret queerness” being paraded around as actual representation.

It’s not. That’s queerbaiting.

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Harry Potter did it, Sherlock does it, Teen Wolf, Torchwood, Supernatural, Doctor Who, and countless others all use winking hints at queerness amongst their main characters without, y’know, actually having to make or show them as queer in any way.

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(Pictured above: irony, but no actual queerness.)

As much as I love Adventure Time and will openly applaud them for touching on very mature and downright edgy topics, I just can’t muster any genuine enthusiasm for PB and Marceline’s “secret” and/or “past” relationship in the show. That benefits no one and only serves to tell the queer, impressionable kids watching that their identities still aren’t good enough for television.

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Instead of getting excited for the scraps popular media tosses us now and then, let’s all hope for some real, visible, and open representation, one day. We have to start demanding it as consumers and generating it as creators. Queer folk deserve it.

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^^^This, this, this. 

Eeeeexactly.

Even Hannibal does it, to a certain extent. (See Season 2 finale…. as well as numerous other scenes from previous episodes)

It’s also important to know that it’s perfectly okay to enjoy watching these shows while at the same time acknowledging their issues regarding poor representation and similar problems. But if you enjoy these shows and lash out at people who raise these issues to light, you’re part of the problem. Outright ignoring these problems and defending the creators just because they give you characters you like to fantasize about only proves that you don’t actually care about representation.

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minuiko:

safetypinsandmonocles:

cassandraemeraldsong:

danrdarrenc:

dimpuch:

“That’s right. Because you know, deep down… you deserve to be punished. Don’t you, Mr. Potter?”

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NO

I know I already reblogged this, but that ^^^ gif made it perfect.

this is so horrifying that I cannot physically stop laughing

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Oh no! I made it worst. >_<

OH MY FUCKING GOD

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Just gonna leave this here

 

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"I’m gonna help you girl. I’m gonna help you. I’m gonna suck you right up into my womb and I’m gonna spit you back out into a red hot titanium baby with diamond teeth"

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shubbabang:

So I work at target now and one of my favorite things to do when I hear something in the next aisle fall is to drop what I’m doing and stand at the end of that aisle like so:

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jathis:

cartel:

walking into the wrong class

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THAT OWL LOOKS SO FUCKING

BEFUDDLED

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ryukokiryuuin:

WHERE’S MY MONEY

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slimeusa:

confidence is key slime, U.S.A

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themysteryofthedruids:

here’s a 13 second video of ducks bobbing their heads to bossa nova music

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rhyse:

me

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peperomint:

nail polish on fingernails: 2 days
nail polish on toenails: 200 years. ur ghost will have glittery toes. ur descendants will come out of the womb w/ revlon 791 midnight affair perfectly applied. infinite

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ifeelbetterer:

the difference between this show and allllll the others: Jayne’s reaction to the hat is not AWWWW MOM WHY ARE YOU MAKING ME WEAR THIS HAT but, instead, is THIS IS THE AWESOME HAT Y’ALL DON’T EVEN KNOW.

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crazydam:

Argonian The Elder Scrolls Cosplay

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archiemcphee:

St. James, Minnesota resident Greg Krueger love his four cats so much that he’s spent the last 20 years and $10,000 transforming his home into a phenomenal feline fun house - and he’s still working on it.

“I just love trails and paths, and cats, of course,” said 50-year-old Krueger. “And so I’ve just linked those passions together.”

It all began when Krueger noticed how much his cats enjoyed being up high. First he created a place for them to sit atop a china cabinet. Then came a staircase to help the cats get up on the cabinet more easily. Today Krueger’s house features elaborate tunnels, staircases, platforms, 38 hand-carved cat-sized opening in his walls, 100 yards of overhead catwalks and bridges, and numerous comfy cat-sized hidey-holes. The catwalks all feature ornate railings to prevent accidental falls. If they don’t want to, Krueger’s kitties never have to walk on the floor. There’s also an enclosed outdoor kennel if the cats ever feel like getting some fresh air.

Krueger was recently diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, which has helped him understand his extraordinary dedication to his feline family.

“Obviously, my house would not be like this if I didn’t have Asperger’s,” he said. “If it takes a long time, I don’t care because if I like what I’m doing, I almost don’t want to finish what I’m doing.”

Visit Greg Krueger’s Flickr page for many additional photos.

Click here for an interview with Kreuger and here for a video tour of his awesome home.

[via Oddity Central and Catsparella]

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skyshipweatherlight:

I’m done. Gender is cancelled. Goodbye.

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