Your name is UNU. You're a HOMESTUCK, obviously, judging by the nerdy way you introduce yourself. You're also an ARTIST. You DRAW a bit, but you don't think YOU'RE VERY GOOD. You like ANIME too. You're pretty much THE AVERAGE FANGIRL. You have the tendency to be PAINFULLY SHY though. Despite that, you hope that your visitors will STOP AND SAY HELLO. <3
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Laughs. 8. Fitting isn’t it? Uhhh but yeah featherbent hype hit me hard ahahah I should probably download it again
Someone walks over to our step to say hello. She bends at the waist, looming over Brooke.
Brooke doesn’t look up. She doesn’t stop stripping her stick.
Dig. Pull. Dig. Pull.
Our visitor reaches out a hand and cups it below Brooke’s chin.
I freeze. Oh God.
She uses the hand to pull Brooke’s head up by the jaw.
A thin line of panic starts somewhere deep. I know that Brooke is going to scream. 5,4,3,2 …
She does scream, but not in the way that I expect.
“I HATE BEING TOUCHED!!” she shouts.
I am flabbergasted.
Words. Self-awareness. Communication. Self-advocacy.
I know the sentence will need to be reformatted. But I am drenched in pride.
I turn to Brooke. “Great job telling us how you feel, Brooke. Really great job.” I hope that my words send a message to both of them. I stand with my girl.
Our visitor is undaunted.
“I just want to see that beautiful face,” she says. “Lift up for me.”
I am stymied by etiquette. By deference to our host. By generational difference. By convention.
Brooke is not.
She lifts her head as instructed. And growls.
This has probably been posted before, but this knocks me for a loop - a blogger and her autistic daughter had the opportunity to meet Suzanne Wright of Autism Speaks, and this is how one of the noisiest voice in the autism community treated her daughter.
What knocks me for a loop isn’t so much Wright’s awful behavior. It’s the unbelievable strength and self-advocacy that the blogger Jess’s daughter, Brooke, shows when someone violates her personal space. It’s her mother backing her up for making sure someone knows that they are not permitted to touch her unless she says it’s okay. Honestly, it’s heartening. I hope Wright felt real fucking uncomfortable. She should.
THIS IS HOW THE BRITISH PRESS RESPONDS TO THE KILLINGS OF DISABLED CHILDREN. All of these extracts were taken from UK news websites. the final tweet is in response to a now-deleted tweet from politician Sandy Kaylan, who praised a mother for ‘euthanising’ her infant children
tania Clarence, 43, admitted to smothering three of her children, all of whom suffered from physical disabilities. Regardless of the circumstances that led to their tragic deaths, these methods of reporting are unethical and go against the British editors code of practice - which states that, once proceedings are active, the press cannot publish any material that could create substantial risk of prejudice in court. The language used in these articles (“tragic mum”, “the unbearable burden of care”, putting the word murder in scare quotes, etc) does exactly that. Reading these articles, it is clear who we are meant to “side” with.
that these rules on court proceedings are apparently not applicable to cases involving the killing of disabled children shows how little the British press (and by extension, the public) cares about the welfare of disabled people in this country. Calling these children burdens and implying they deserved to die reinforces ableism and makes the world a more dangerous place for disabled people. Yet the press does not count it as encouraging prejudice. maybe it’s because we believe the unlawful killing of disabled infants does not “count” as a real crime
This is abhorrent.
this is why i say ableism is a worse problem right now than homophobia. not just my personal experience of being both disabled and queer, and getting more shit for the former.
when a queer person is murdered, they don’t put the word murder in sarcasm quotes.
I’ll be home for next year.
Taking pics of teens
IM GGOINF TO FUCKGINS HI T MYSELF I LOVE THIS
hussie is doing it
he is role playing with the fandom
it’s fucking beautiful
My name is Juliet Capulet and I’m 13 years young and I luv my bf Romeo so much we’re gunna get married i luv him so much& we just met hehe xD I wuld give my life for him!
That’s it. That’s the play.
dude. no it’s not. Yeah, Romeo is an impulsive, fickle fool. But Juliet is smart as hell. If you really listen to the play you’ll hear it. It does these characters a huge disservice to only look at their age, and end. Then to decide that she’s reckless and dumb from just that is very rude (in theater terms that’s “playing the ending” and it’s a recipe for bad theater).
If we’re going to do this it would be more like this:
Romeo is the guy that has a name tattoo for every girl he’s ever loved. Sometimes he covers the name with something else when he falls in love again, but sometimes he doesn’t bother.
Juliet is the girl who studies really hard, and always does what her parents say, and hasn’t had any reason to rebel. She’s never been in love, and no one explained how her body works, so when she feels the first pull of sexual and intellectual attraction (they share a sonnet when they first meet!) she assumes that this is IT.
All her actions are driven by love (or her understanding of love) but her decisions are very rational.