The Illuminator projected this near the Brooklyn Bridge in solidarity with the people of Ferguson.
Benedict and Keira being cute and adorable together
- TIFF The Imitation Game press conference
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:
This is the greatest accidental GIF I’ve ever made.
Benedict Cumberbatch, 38. The “3” is silent, or perhaps it is the “8.” Depends on the day, really.
that is the most accurate comment I have ever seen
Benedict being Benedict - DP/30 interview [x]
I think what people need realize is that there is no shame at all if you only like the BBC adaptation of Sherlock Holmes.
I myself grew up with Holmes (Basil the great mouse detective, the ACD stories and Granada ect.) but I would never think less of someone just…
Let’s be honest everyone would rather watch a Black Widow movie than antman
It was a moment Anthony Carbajal will never forget: standing on the stage of one of TV’s most popular talk shows, fighting for a cause that touches him and his family profoundly. All while his mom looked proudly on.
Real life vs Societal expectations
Yeah, news flash people, boobs generally only look “perky” while in a bra. A few are super lucky and have naturally perky boobs, most don’t. And this is because, SURPRISE, boobs are intended to feed babies and it’s hard for a baby being cradled in mum’s arm to reach a nipple that’s on the other side of the boob from where its mouth is.
Think of a soda fountain machine. The spouts are all pointing down, right? So you can put soda in a cup being held under the spout? If the spout was sticking straight out, it would be really hard to get a soda out of it.
Babies need to be able to reach a nipple easily so they can eat. Ergo, nipples are usually lower and angled more downward on a naturally hanging boob, both so it’s easier for a baby to reach and so gravity can do its part in pulling milk toward the nipple.
So there you go, outright ANATOMICAL proof that boobs are not there for the benefit of men.
Thank you for that. I never realized. Thanks.
Asexual: a sexual orientation in which a person does not feel sexual attraction towards anyone.
At all. Period. Full stop.
Synonyms: Not, despite what you might think, “unnatural.”
Aromantic: a romantic orientation in which a person does not feel romantic attraction towards anyone.
At all. Period. Full stop.
Synonyms: not, despite what you might think, “broken.”
The worst part of being asexual and aromantic is trying to consume media:
Book? “Of course I’ve been in love, I’m human, aren’t I?”
TV? “Once they met, they knew. They were two halves of a whole, incomplete without each other, their lonely lives meaningless…”
Radio? Sex! Sex! Sex! Sexy sex!
The worst part of being asexual and aromantic is coming out:
“You just haven’t found The One yet.”
“I thought that way too before my first time.”
“That’s not natural! Love is what makes us human!”
“But do you… you know… masturbate?”
The worst part of being asexual and aromantic is people.
It’s people who will treat “getting into your pants” like the ultimate challenge,
Like some sort of sexual boss fight,
Like proof that they are so irresistible that no one can deny them, even those who claim to dislike sex –
C’mon, baby, no one dislikes sex.
Gimme a whirl.
You’ve been sleeping with the wrong people,
I’m different. I’m better.
It’s people who will develop crushes on you and convince themselves it is a tragic love story.
They will tell you repeatedly they don’t mind that you don’t reciprocate their feelings.
They will not ask if you mind their creepy,
They will not take into account that you did not sign up to be the subject of their tragically beautifully unrequited poetry.
They will use you as an excuse to tell anyone who will listen that their selfless brand of love is different.
That they are better.
It’s people who will pity you,
Your sad, loveless life,
How broken must you be,
What happened to cause this martyrdom?
Why can’t you trust? Why can’t you love? Why must you be alone forever?
Poor, lonely soul, what a brave face you put on.
It’s people who will tell you to stop complaining.
There is no downside, they will say, to being asexual or aromantic.
It’s not as though you face any great hardship.
Our culture does not look down upon you.
You have not been systematically erased,
Cut out of a culture which praises love and sex above all else,
You have not lived all your life feeling broken
You did not dig up your label from some obscure corner of the internet,
You did not weep in relief when you found it, overjoyed at the notion that there are others like you,
There are no others like you –
You are a lie, they will say.
The worst part of being asexual and aromantic,
Is that for most of your life,
You will believe them.