A mystic in the sense that I'm still mystified by things.

Ayo, my name is Leon. I'm a DFAB nonbinary teenager (he/his/him and they/them/their pronouns) with a bunch of different stuff on my blog. Lots of feminism, lots of social justice blogging, lots of fandoms, lots of writing.

Oh, and some religion blogging. I'm Asatru and proud. (Patrons: Baldr and Sif)

If you like Steven Moffat, you probably don't want to be here. I'm prone to bouts of simply screaming about how much I hate that racist, misogynistic, homophobic asshole.

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shrikestrike:

OK BBC, I won’t say I’m disappointed since this is still pretty interesting

but I think everyone can agree on that top link being misleadingly worded

harmonyinkpress:

secretlynotsecret:

harmonyinkpress:

This deadline is fast approaching! Stories must be submitted by May 1, 2014.
There’s no age limit for the authors on this one, so those of you who didn’t fit in the age range for our Young Author Challenge are welcome to submit here.
See our Open Calls for Submissions page for more information. And don’t forget we are always open for novella or novel length submissions. See our Submission Guidelines page for more information on that.

Heads up, swift writers of short stories. As always, background check before you submit anywhere. I did the Absolute Write test on these guys…not too much about the YA imprint specifically, but their parent press, Dreamspinner, seems to rank high in terms of author satisfaction, including on things like rights reversion for short stories in anthologies after they go out of print. And somebody said something about them actually getting their YA LGBT stuff on shelves in stores, which is always a thing I’m wary about with small presses doing YA, particularly for LGBT kids. Multiple access points for people in various situations of whatever, yo.

You probably don’t see too much on Harmony Ink because on the back end it is all tied in with Dreamspinner. The same people handle everything behind the scenes for both imprints. (And for the spiritual imprint Itineris as well.)
As far as books in stores, we have had some luck with independent bookstores getting our books on the shelves. We offer a pretty nice discount to bookstores who buy directly through us and have all our books available through Baker & Taylor, Ingram, etc. so they can buy that way if they prefer. Our books are available to consumers through Barnes & Noble as well, but I don’t know that they’re on the shelves in any of the stores. And of course, they’re available on Amazon as well as several other online retail sites.
One thing we really focus on as far as making our books accessible to LGBTQ+ kids is getting our books in libraries. We have library editions of all our books and we send our books to School Library Journal, Booklist, and VOYA to be reviewed so libraries can buy them. We also work with School Library Journal and give a lot of books away. (I’m getting ready to mail out 60 books we’re giving to various libraries this week.) We were at the Public Library Association meeting in March and gave away a lot of books there as well as talked to librarians about what would make it easier to get books in the library, and we’ll be at Book Expo America in May to do the same thing. Library growth is particularly important to us because that makes it possible for LGBTQ+ kids to access our books regardless of economic status. (And yes, we have digital copies for libraries that have digital lending programs.)
We’ve also recently started an audiobook program with Audible, so anyone who has a membership there can get them using credits.

harmonyinkpress:

secretlynotsecret:

harmonyinkpress:

This deadline is fast approaching! Stories must be submitted by May 1, 2014.

There’s no age limit for the authors on this one, so those of you who didn’t fit in the age range for our Young Author Challenge are welcome to submit here.

See our Open Calls for Submissions page for more information. And don’t forget we are always open for novella or novel length submissions. See our Submission Guidelines page for more information on that.

Heads up, swift writers of short stories. As always, background check before you submit anywhere. I did the Absolute Write test on these guys…not too much about the YA imprint specifically, but their parent press, Dreamspinner, seems to rank high in terms of author satisfaction, including on things like rights reversion for short stories in anthologies after they go out of print. And somebody said something about them actually getting their YA LGBT stuff on shelves in stores, which is always a thing I’m wary about with small presses doing YA, particularly for LGBT kids. Multiple access points for people in various situations of whatever, yo.

You probably don’t see too much on Harmony Ink because on the back end it is all tied in with Dreamspinner. The same people handle everything behind the scenes for both imprints. (And for the spiritual imprint Itineris as well.)

As far as books in stores, we have had some luck with independent bookstores getting our books on the shelves. We offer a pretty nice discount to bookstores who buy directly through us and have all our books available through Baker & Taylor, Ingram, etc. so they can buy that way if they prefer. Our books are available to consumers through Barnes & Noble as well, but I don’t know that they’re on the shelves in any of the stores. And of course, they’re available on Amazon as well as several other online retail sites.

One thing we really focus on as far as making our books accessible to LGBTQ+ kids is getting our books in libraries. We have library editions of all our books and we send our books to School Library Journal, Booklist, and VOYA to be reviewed so libraries can buy them. We also work with School Library Journal and give a lot of books away. (I’m getting ready to mail out 60 books we’re giving to various libraries this week.) We were at the Public Library Association meeting in March and gave away a lot of books there as well as talked to librarians about what would make it easier to get books in the library, and we’ll be at Book Expo America in May to do the same thing. Library growth is particularly important to us because that makes it possible for LGBTQ+ kids to access our books regardless of economic status. (And yes, we have digital copies for libraries that have digital lending programs.)

We’ve also recently started an audiobook program with Audible, so anyone who has a membership there can get them using credits.

ami-angelwings:

badass-bharat-deafmuslimpunkstar:

An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, 1880s. (Image courtesy Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives, Philadelphia, PA. Image #p0103) (x)

The Indian woman, Dr. Anandi Gopal Joshi, was the first Indian woman to earn a degree in Western medicine, and also believed to be the first Hindu woman to set foot on American soil.
The Japanese woman, Dr. Kei Okami, was the first Japanese woman to obtain a degree in Western Medicine.
The Syrian woman is Dr. Sabat Islambooly.  Her name is spelled incorrectly on that photograph. 
For those interested, here’s more information on other women of color who attended and graduated from Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia in the past, with a focus on the Japanese-American women they accepted during the US WW2 internment of Japanese-Americans.

ami-angelwings:

badass-bharat-deafmuslimpunkstar:

An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, 1880s. (Image courtesy Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives, Philadelphia, PA. Image #p0103) (x)

The Indian woman, Dr. Anandi Gopal Joshi, was the first Indian woman to earn a degree in Western medicine, and also believed to be the first Hindu woman to set foot on American soil.

The Japanese woman, Dr. Kei Okami, was the first Japanese woman to obtain a degree in Western Medicine.

The Syrian woman is Dr. Sabat Islambooly.  Her name is spelled incorrectly on that photograph. 

For those interested, here’s more information on other women of color who attended and graduated from Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia in the past, with a focus on the Japanese-American women they accepted during the US WW2 internment of Japanese-Americans.

(Source: badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista)

constantlyrambling:

constantlyrambling:

Please help my datemates and me raise the money to see each other this summer?Hi! My name is Leon (constantlyrambling and eveningfarewell on Tumblr), and I’m the one to the far left in the header picture. I’m currently in a polyamorous and long-distance relationship with Sebastian (middle, nightvales-voice) and Theo (right, intern-skylar and enbysaurusrex). Because we live in Washington, Iowa, and Michigan, we haven’t yet met face-to-face. This summer, we’d really like to change that.We need about $1200 to get two of us to Iowa and then cover hotel costs. That’s a lot of money (almost as much as my car costs, for perspective). Between us, we could probably save that much by July; but we’re worried about our ability to do so, and especially about our ability to do so without putting strain on our wallets and mental health.If you donate, your money will go to:
One plane ticket (approx. $500-$600)
One Greyhound ticket ($120)
Six nights in a hotel ($72/night, $72*6=$432)
If we raise around $1200, that would cover all of our costs plus additional fees (baggage fees, tax, and prices going up by the time we can buy these, for example).Please donate, even if you can only donate a little. The littlest amounts help—if all of our followers donated a single dollar, we would have more than enough to cover the trip and hotel, rent a car while we were there, and eat out at nice restaurants. But all we’re asking for right now is help getting to Iowa and staying there for a few nights.Any help is very appreciated, including signal boosting.
You can donate here (plus! Cool rewards, like drawings and fanfics and dream pillows!)
Thank you!

Hey hey hey! Check it out, we just added a bunch of cool new rewards! We’re getting very very close to having enough to buy a plane ticket! Will you help us afford it by the end of this month?

Sorry to put this on your dash again, but I have one more thing to add: if you don’t want to or are unable to donate via GoFundMe but you’d still like to donate, you can donate to my PayPal at leonjva@gmail.com! Again, thank you all so much!

constantlyrambling:

constantlyrambling:

Please help my datemates and me raise the money to see each other this summer?

Hi! My name is Leon (constantlyrambling and eveningfarewell on Tumblr), and I’m the one to the far left in the header picture. I’m currently in a polyamorous and long-distance relationship with Sebastian (middle, nightvales-voice) and Theo (right, intern-skylar and enbysaurusrex). Because we live in Washington, Iowa, and Michigan, we haven’t yet met face-to-face. This summer, we’d really like to change that.

We need about $1200 to get two of us to Iowa and then cover hotel costs. That’s a lot of money (almost as much as my car costs, for perspective). Between us, we could probably save that much by July; but we’re worried about our ability to do so, and especially about our ability to do so without putting strain on our wallets and mental health.

If you donate, your money will go to:

  • One plane ticket (approx. $500-$600)
  • One Greyhound ticket ($120)
  • Six nights in a hotel ($72/night, $72*6=$432)

If we raise around $1200, that would cover all of our costs plus additional fees (baggage fees, tax, and prices going up by the time we can buy these, for example).

Please donate, even if you can only donate a little. The littlest amounts help—if all of our followers donated a single dollar, we would have more than enough to cover the trip and hotel, rent a car while we were there, and eat out at nice restaurants. But all we’re asking for right now is help getting to Iowa and staying there for a few nights.

Any help is very appreciated, including signal boosting.

You can donate here (plus! Cool rewards, like drawings and fanfics and dream pillows!)

Thank you!

Hey hey hey! Check it out, we just added a bunch of cool new rewards! We’re getting very very close to having enough to buy a plane ticket! Will you help us afford it by the end of this month?

Sorry to put this on your dash again, but I have one more thing to add: if you don’t want to or are unable to donate via GoFundMe but you’d still like to donate, you can donate to my PayPal at leonjva@gmail.com! Again, thank you all so much!

dangercupcakemurdericing:

hufflepuffsquee:

TEN. 

THERE. ARE. TEN.

URLS POSTING RACISM IN THE POCECIL TAG. 

WHY ARE THEY STILL HERE, WHY ARE THEY NOT GONE? WHAT IS THE FANDOM DOING!?

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Block. report. Work to make this fucking shit DISAPPEAR. 

White “allies” who have previously expressed horror at the racism in this fandom, now is the time for you to actually do something.

dontneedyourheroact:

what i love about mythbusters is that once they bust a myth they manipulate their variables until something finally explodes bc we all know why you’re really watching this show

weallcount:

Marsha P. Johnson, transgender gay rights activist (1944 – 1992)
Little known (or recognized) in the Stonewall Rebellion that launched gay liberation, was the role of Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. These two transgender activists were on the leading edge of the rebellion, battling the police, and coining the term “Whose Streets, Our Streets!”
Marsha co-founded STAR (Street Transvestite/Transgender Action Revolutionaries) with Sylvia Rivera, to help aid, feed and shelter queer/trans people without homes and those who’d runaway.
Marsha was found floating in the Hudson River shortly after the 1992 Pride March; the police declined to investigate and ruled her death suicide. Marsha P. Johnson remains a legendary figure in the fight for queer liberation as part of the struggle for racial and economic justice.

weallcount:

Marsha P. Johnson, transgender gay rights activist (1944 – 1992)

Little known (or recognized) in the Stonewall Rebellion that launched gay liberation, was the role of Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. These two transgender activists were on the leading edge of the rebellion, battling the police, and coining the term “Whose Streets, Our Streets!”

Marsha co-founded STAR (Street Transvestite/Transgender Action Revolutionaries) with Sylvia Rivera, to help aid, feed and shelter queer/trans people without homes and those who’d runaway.

Marsha was found floating in the Hudson River shortly after the 1992 Pride March; the police declined to investigate and ruled her death suicide. Marsha P. Johnson remains a legendary figure in the fight for queer liberation as part of the struggle for racial and economic justice.

naative:

Religious people came to my friends door and gave her this pamphlet but they got the texts wrong so apparently jesus has no time for you

naative:

Religious people came to my friends door and gave her this pamphlet but they got the texts wrong so apparently jesus has no time for you

jordnstuff:

teenermeener:

It takes me a really long time to come to realizations.

sHIT I THOUGHT IT WAS SQUIRT FOR WATER
IT MAKES SO MUCH SENSE NOW

jordnstuff:

teenermeener:

It takes me a really long time to come to realizations.

sHIT I THOUGHT IT WAS SQUIRT FOR WATER

IT MAKES SO MUCH SENSE NOW

emphasisonthehomo:

Queer subtext in media is nice and all, but have you considered:

  • Including actual queer characters instead of vague metaphors for queer characters.

schrodingersnerd:

everythingisnightvale:

discontentramblings:

An asexual and pansexual become room-mates and have wacky adventures

The show is called ‘All or Nothing’

Plot twist: the asexual is really super outgoing and is a huge flirt while the pansexual is extremely socially awkward and has trouble ordering coffee let alone getting a date.

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my hand slipped

gaysciencedivision:

blue-author:

deathisabitch:

elyel:

Lets clear this out! 

Yes, we are the couple from the cat pic, but that story is fake! we didnt wrote it!
Fortunately the real story is much more happy. Thats why we decided to upload a photo from our families together, our parents and our sisters! We have supportive families that love us and acept us. Is important to us that you share the real story behind this photo because is much more powerful and positive the true story, and we like to spred the positive message that everything always turn out just fine! you dont have to hide this from your family, they just need time to understand. The soon you tell them the soon you stop suffering and the aceptation process begin. 
Love to all of our followers and please share the real story and the positive message that we want to spred!
ElYEl


Aclaremos esto! 

Si! Somos nosotros los de la foto del gato pero esa historia no es real, nosotros no la escribimos!
Afortunadamente la historia real es mucho mas feliz. Es por eso que decidimos subir esta foto de nuestras familias juntos, nuestros padres y hermanas. Tenemos familias que nos apoyan y nos aceptan. Es importante para nosotros que compartas la historia real detrás de esa foto porque es mucho mas poderosa y positiva que la falsa, y queremos esparcir el mensaje positivo de que todo siempre termina saliendo bien! No tenes q esconderles esto a tu familia, ellos solo necesitan tiempo para entenderlo. Mientras mas rápido se los digas mas rápido vas a dejar de sufrir y el proceso de aceptación va a comenzar mas rápido. 
Cariños a todos nuestros seguidores y por favor compartan la historia real y el mensaje positivo que queremos esparcir!
ElyEl

SIGNAL BOOST

Reducing an out of context picture of strangers to inspiration porn is so dehumanizing.

FUCKING HELL.

sheep-boy:

"guess we cant have different opinions on tumblr"

nah son. an opinion is like “orange juice is nasty” or “fall out boy is overrated”

"your gender identity is ridiculous and you dont deserve to have it respected" is straight up bullshit and you should be called out on it

fandomsandfeminism:

bramblepatch:

"leave room for Jesus" has got to be the creepiest worst thought out bit of dance chaperone "wisdom" ever

"no kids don’t grind on each other grind on our Lord and Savior instead

Get all up in the Lord’s business, if you know what I mean.