From the Bear Pit

arineat:

ironmanly:

“but you’re such a long fic,” i wept as i clicked on the x on my tab. “why can’t you be good? i was rooting for you.”

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friendlyneighbourhoodpizzaman:

Reading fanfiction is the worst because you start out with “I’ll just read this cute one shot” then suddenly it’s four am and you have 12 tabs open and you’re crying again because THEY DESERVE TO BE HAPPY WHY CANT THEY JUST BE HAPPY

theangriestman:

Once I weNt to Wisconsin: The Dairy StAte
(continued here: http://theangriestman.tumblr.com/post/58172339703 )

thank yooou http://mechanic-coyote.tumblr.com/ who was Krista in this and still is Krista 

bonesymcdeadpants:

Xena: Warrior Princess + Text Posts (8/?)

doebabe:

the more you look at this gif the more it moves

doebabe:

the more you look at this gif the more it moves

158,369 plays

theoriginaljennimarie:

heathermlly:

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This one wins, everyone else should stop making them now.

mermaidsdream:

nathanael-platier:

noshamejustlove:

zorobro:

shota-purinsu:

zorobro:

linzthenerd:

theguilteaparty:

crippledcuriosity:

itsfondue:

Isn’t it nice how people twist their religious scripture to suit their weds but when it’s used against them it’s suddenly not okay

I talked to a monk about this quote once (we have mutual friends, and he came to a New Year’s Eve party at my shared art studio). He said this isn’t even talking about homosexuality. That the bible never actually says homosexuality is wrong. What that passage means is this:

Women were treated as subservient and it that you shouldn’t treat other men as subservient, like they are beneath you. It is not talking about homosexuality. If it was, it would say it outright since the bible lists other things outright.

I take the word of a monk who have studied the bible extensively more than a self proclaimed Christian.

The above text, I would like to point out is from the point of view of this translation of the original Hebrew. I spoke with my cousin’s rabbi on the matter and his response was different, saying that it was a mistranslation. See, the true translation says that a man shall not lie with another in the bed of a woman, which is to say, the Hebrews had a shit ton of rules about when a man was or was not allowed in a woman’s bed and private quarters (including, if she didn’t want you there, you weren’t allowed there. Hebrew women were also allowed to divorce their husbands and the image of the ‘oppressive Hebrew people’ is an image that was propogated by Christianity which, historically speaking, doesn’t treat the Jewish people too well and liked to paint them as being rather barbaric and backwards and cultish with their traditions, which, another piece of fun info, their traditions were one of the main reasons why the Jewish people were less likely, in medieval times, to die of the plague. Because washing your hands and avoiding the dead and vermin and the like was a lot of help. Of course the Christians persecuted them for not dying but that’s another matter. I’m sidetracked). So the verse is literally saying ‘Don’t fuck in some lady’s bed because that’s just goddamn rude’

Also, whenever a Christian brings the book of Leviticus up, you should feel free to point out that these are rules that were given to make the Hebrew people prepared for when the son of God came to earth. In Christianity, it’s believed the son of God was Jesus. So by following the rules set in Leviticus or pushing them as things we should follow, they’re saying that Jesus was not the son of God, and that Jesus did not, in fact, die for our sins. Jewish people believe, in their faith, that the son of God hasn’t yet been born, so many choose to follow these rules.

Most people of course roll their eyes when I explain the translation of the verse (full breakdown found here) but it’s always fun to point out the nature of the rules in Leviticus and the implications of following them. 

I’m a theology student and I am on the verge of crying because of how accurate this commentary is. Historical context is simultaneously the most interesting and most important part of interpreting any texts. 

Most religious people seem to base their beliefs on things that are severely mistranslated. I wish they would do their research before using the bible for hate.

I studied theology extensively and was going to become a theologist until I switched majors. The above commentary is 100% accurate and what I try to stress in a lot if conversations with Bible Thumpers.

Jesus also affirms the homosexual relationship between the Roman Centurion and his “slave”. The particular Greek word used to refer to this special slave was “pais”. Greek language studies and contexts show that a “pais” was a male love slave. Regular slaves were called “dolos”. The Centurion makes this distinction clearly when he asks Jesus to heal his slave (pais), and then to prove his status he tells Jesus that his slaves (dolos) go when he tells them to. But this slave (pais) was special. He was the Centurion’s lover.

Hearing this, Jesus was so amazed he says he had not found ANYONE ELSE who had such great faith. He then blesses the Centurion and heals his male lover.

Matthew 8:5-13

THIS IS WHAT THE BIBLE REALLY TEACHES ABOUT SAME SEX COUPLES.

In short, the English adaptation is a mistranslated farce.

^^^^this

reblogging for the comments ^^^^^^

Saving for later, in case parents ever bring this up or I need to come out again and “for good”.

Reblogging for the history most people want to ignore.

justanasshole:

thegentlemangamer:

justdilla:

note-a-bear:

all-aboard-the-childish-tycoon:

Summer Glau rehearsing for Serenity

I really love that she fights like a dancer.

The pirouette prep in the second gif tho

I could watch this all day.

She was the best part of the flick

breakfastatdior:

Another [and probably the best] picture of Mel and I yesterday! All make up. No photoshop. Had so much fun though I will admit.. It’s great to have all that make up off!
[photo props to shortfusepinups.com]

breakfastatdior:

Another [and probably the best] picture of Mel and I yesterday! All make up. No photoshop. Had so much fun though I will admit.. It’s great to have all that make up off!

[photo props to shortfusepinups.com]

princedoki:

jadeyarts:

another classic; reenacted by nya and our favorite tinycute

OMG????????????????? OM G CUTE??????????????????????????????????????????

wilwheaton:

kuribohkun:

sherlockocity:

Muggleborn students at Hogwarts (part 1/?)

This is beautiful.

Forever reblog because this is fucking wonderful.

hethatcures:

ladyinterior:

Paper Art, Maude White

This hurts me. I love it.

wrangletangle:

touchablyalive:

the best improvement AO3 could ever possibly make:

  • differentiate between “primary pairing” and “secondary pairing”
  • differentiate between “primary characters” and “secondary characters”

This is already an active feature request on AO3’s feature request board. Please go upvote it if it would be useful to you!

azuresquirrel:

astheshadowslovethecastle:

atheisticasshole:

Wait but hear me out

  • ravenclaws that hate studying and procrastinate every assignment
  • hufflepuffs that curse like sailors and that look like they could definitely fuck you up if they wanted to
  • slytherin that are really nice and sweet who constantly ask how your days going and if you need help with something
  • gryffindor that are scared to kill the spider in the corner of their rooms because who knows if that shit can fly or if it’ll attack you  

-Jake Peralta

-Rosa Diaz

-Amy Santiago

-….not sure

TERRY IS THE GRYFFINDOR