I successfully knitted over 120 12cm squares.

I think I deserve an achievement for that.

Steam pops up: achievement gained! You Have A Dressing Gown!

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trubutt:

lql i love all the outrage from proghets abt m/m shippers “calling their ships progressive”

and some ppl get apologetic abt it and say “yes i agree its problematic bc they’re white men”

but i actually do think m/m ships are progressive

so what now

I think far too many people forget this, on our little internet island. We are writing representation that is at best limited and at worst nonexistant in the real world.  As long as you ship conscientiously, you are making the world, in a small way, better for people.

Just because other ships are more progressive doesn’t mean it’s a race.

mischievoustempest:

I was rewatching Pacific Rim and noticed something

All the Jagers (specifically Gypsy Danger) are referred to as “she.” These giant classically masculine asskicking robots are referred to with feminine pronouns by their pilots

I thought that was kinda sweet

This is actually a general thing. No idea why, but most mechanical things (notably ships) are referred to as ‘she’.

AO3 is for all kinds of fanfic

pinknoonicorn:

ozhawkauthor:

olderthannetfic:

And other fanworks, for that matter, but let’s talk about fic: When AO3 was proposed, it was in response to Strikethrough and other similar events. Livejournal deleted a lot of accounts without bothering to distinguish between actual pedophiles, survivor support groups, and 100% consensual fantasy fandom activities being done by adults with other adults (most of which involved RP accounts for 16-year-old Harry Potter characters anyway).

I helped write the first AO3 Terms of Service and set up the Abuse committee. AO3 was always intended to be welcoming to all kinds of fic, no matter how dirty, sick, socially unacceptable, bizarre, or out of fashion. During those initial TOS talks, we specifically discussed grotesque RPF snuff porn as the test case for something all of us on the committee found distasteful but would nonetheless defend because, by defending it, we created a space where all of our own favorite things were protected too.

Policing fic content is a slippery slope. Even if you only police the “worst” stuff, you create an environment where the more sensitive authors and no few of the ones “shipping to cope” are no longer comfortable posting at all. Attacking people for posting fic about rape/abuse/etc. is demanding that all survivors disclose. No amount of whining and backtracking will change this fact. It is a disgusting behavior that drives people from your fandoms and creates needless misery while adding nothing of value to the community.

If you want to kick certain kinds of content off of AO3, you do not belong on AO3 in the first place.

Just adding a link to the Archive’s Terms of Service.

If you have an account, you signed up to these.

That means that you agreed NOT to bully or harass someone because they created content you don’t like, or to encourage other people to go bully and harass them.

Perhaps it’s time everyone who thinks that they have a right to police what people create on the Archive go and have a really thorough read of the ToS again.

And if you can’t abide by those rules, then LEAVE.

I’ve seen policing a few times and it’s not pretty. Just don’t read the fic. Move on. Don’t comment. There is SO much content on ao3 and more added each day there is absolutely NO need to be judgemental and call people out. Your squick doesn’t make it wrong, it just makes it your squick. So keep it to yourself.

Following from my last post.

Saudade – eyeinthesky (theshizniiit) – Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]

nianeyna: yourshipisfine: ladyhawke72: fandomshatepeopleofcolor: Saudade by eyeinthesky (theshizniiit) Fandoms: Captain America (Movies) , Captain America – All Media Types , The Avengers (Marvel) – All Media Types Explicit Graphic Depictions Of Violence, Rape/Non-Con F/F, F/M, M/M Work in Progress 6 Jul 2016 Tags Graphic Depictions Of Violence Rape/Non-Con James “Bucky” Barnes/Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson James “Rhodey” […]

Raleigh tries to set up Mako with hilarious but disastrous results.

“I’m sorry.” Raleigh nurses bruised knuckles.

Mako shrugs, her fingers probed over her rapidly swelling black eye. Raleigh feels a lurch of guilt. “It was a mistake.” She agrees.

“I thought-” Raleigh sighs. “He was a graduate from the Jaeger academy. I thought he would be-”

“I believe many were allowed to graduate very easily, by the end.” Mako sighs.

“I- didn’t know that.” Raleigh rubs his eyes. “Stupid wall.”

Mako smiles. “I need some ice.” She leads them into the cafeteria.

Raleigh wraps some ice cubes in a cloth and presses it against his aching knuckles. They’ve swollen up a lot. Mako presses a bag of frozen peas to her eye.

“I did see another possible fit,” Raleigh tried one last time. “A graduate- but her sister was in Tacit Ronin, so she wouldn’t be such an asshole-”

“No.” Mako sits down opposite him, looks at him steadily through her one good eye.

“I just- if something happens to me-”

“I know that is a possibility.” She says softly. “But no. I am sorry, I know what you mean, but we don’t have time.”

She’s right, this was a complete mess. “I just- you can Drift with more than one person.”

“If you go-” the kettle whistles, Raleigh gets up and gets the mugs of green tea, the heat is sharp against his bruised knuckles. “Do you think I will have time to connect with a new Drift partner, even if we found one now?”

“Probably not.” Raleigh agrees with a sigh. “I just thought- if I’d known you, after Yancy-”

“I know.” She puts a hand gently on his arm. “But it cannot work like that. I’m sorry.”

“I know.” He smiles sadly, ‘Sorry he was such an ass.”

“I think we taught him a lesson.” Mako smiles, and sips her tea.