Yeah...I don't know what to put here. This is mostly Doctor Who stuff, like observations etc. Lots of Classic madness and reblogged sass.
George Chauncey, Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940 (New York: Basic Books, 1994), p. 19.
well that certainly shakes up my assumption that ‘queer’ began as a slur and was then appropriated as positive. i don’t back every argument or linguistic decision in this book, fyi. but the evidence chauncey uncovered about the history of the word ‘queer’ is interesting.
Queer and lots of other early words started as secret codes - you could say, “Is he queer?” or “Does he read Plato?” and it wouldn’t necessarily be obvious what you were talking about.
(oddly enough, in the 19thc “gay” meant (among other things) “prostitute”, and was applied in this sense to women more than men)
pro tip: in a zombie apocalypse, your first stop shouldn’t be a guns shop, it should be a hardware store. not only are they stocked with enough caustic materials and sharp weaponry to make your head spin, they usually also have camping and survival gear as well as food. and most are windowless and easy to defend. just saying.
pro tip 2: Buy the shark mail that divers use. If a shark can’t bite through it, neither can a zombie
You know what the world needs more of?
Enchanting flowers, braiding each others hair with forget-me-nots, taking tea with cake and giggling together, kissing rain from each others faces…
THAT SOUNDS AWESOME.
- date the kind of people who will still respect you when you no longer love them
- date the kind of people who will still respect you when they no longer love you
- do not waste your emotional capacities on people whose respect for you is conditional
this is terribly important
i am demisexual meaning i am only attracted to those born of gods or who are themselves a deity. move out of the way assholes, i’m gonna fuck zeus