This is what pisses me off about Tumblr. You all say you’re so accepting and you don’t want to offend anyone, but then thousands of people reblog something like this because Christians aren’t the minority. You wouldn’t want to offend a Muslim, and if this were offensive to them or another minority, there’d be so many comments about it. But everyone is completely fine with offending a non minority. “You’re not oppressed, you can’t talk!” You know what? I’m a Christian and this offends me and my faith, but nobody’s going to care about that because I’m not oppressed. Tumblr is hypocritical and that needs to stop.
Amen to the comment
Oh my precious lambs:
Examine why you are being offended. Because this is literally how a sunset works. There is not room for debate on this question. There is less room for debate on this than there is on just about any other thing. We are not reblogging because Christians aren’t the minority, dear ones. We are reblogging because after the debate a few days ago, creationists were given the opportunity to pose a question for non-creationists. One of these questions was:
"How can you explain a sunset if their is no god?" (sp.)
Questions, we assume, are posed so that someone might answer them. And yes, there is an answer of how exactly one can explain a sunset given the absence of a divine force. Now, you can certainly posit that God is the creator of all things and so all things came from him including the sun and light refraction and anthrax and kittens and famine and all that jazz.
But you don’t get to deny that THIS IS HOW A SUNSET WORKS, and of the necessary elements of this equation (Sun + Atmosphere + Angle = Sunset), God is not one of them. That’s because everything else is an observable phenomenon, and God is not. You can explain a sunset without God. You can go ahead and believe that God’s part of it all. That’s cool. Lots of people believe stuff like that, and I encourage you to delve into the ways that people make science and their faith jive. But if you are offended by being shown the basic scientific principals behind a sunset, you must be offended by damn near everything. And that seems exhausting.
People getting butthurt over science, fucking love it.
I don’t think it’s the science people are offended by. Most Christians know how rainbows work (I think). What is offensive is posting images used to devalue Christians and re-enforce the stereotype that they don’t know anything about science. You’re not posting this to make fun of that one Christians. You’re posting this to perpetuate stereotypes and mock Christianity. Because, chances are your an Atheist and look at Christians as the primary out-group you’re against.
Furthermore, I know a shit-ton of scientist who are Christians. And, guess what, they can be both without compromising either.
Honestly, it’s Tumblr bullshit like this! Grow-up you pre-teens. Realize that you are susceptible to availability heuristics like every other person.
BINDER GIVEAWAY!! :D
So I was complaining to my friends recently that a lot of the binder giveaways I’ve seen going around Tumblr have been from that one shop on eBay where the binders (which totally work well from what I hear) are super duper inexpensive, but have like no size variation at all. I wanted to do a giveaway in particular that caters to some of the bigger trans people on Tumblr and get the binder from a place I know has sizes that can fit a lot of people.
So! Here’s that giveaway! Show ‘em what they could totally win!
- Any binder from Underworks (under US $40) sent to anywhere in the world!
Rules for this giveaway:
- Like/reblog once each per person
- Cis people can totally reblog this to signal boost, but are not eligible to win this giveaway. I want this to go to someone who needs a binder for their personal, day-to-day lives, not for cosplay or the like. If you do want to signal boost this, but do not wish to be entered, please say so in the comments or tags in some way.
- Non-binary people are TOTALLY eligible to enter and win.
- I said that I started this giveaway to help bigger trans people (so keep that in mind when deciding whether or not to enter), but any trans person is eligible to win this binder.
This giveaway ends on April 7, 2014 at 11:59 PM. I will let the winner know at this time and they can choose to tell me whether or not they’re OK with me announcing them as the winner. Have fun! <3
P.S. I hope to do a giveaway soon after this one for trans women and trans feminine people. Stay tuned!
(Oh, you know an opinion’s gonna be good if the trans* flag is used as the image.)
Okay, you know what? I’m done with being nice. I’m done with trying to coax peace and common sense out of others. I don’t want to hurt anyone, it’s never been my intention, and this will be rather uncharacteristic of me to say. But somebody has to say it.
First, let it be known that I am trans* and gay. I am pretty much as far from “cishet” as possible.
That being said, if you are trans* or non-binary and you harbor an adamant hatred of cis people, you need to fuck right off.
Grow the fuck up, already. You are contributing absolutely nothing to our community. All you are doing is spreading the notion of hatred and violence, and you are digging us into a pit deeper than ever before. I am ashamed to be connected to you in any possible way. I am ashamed when you tell perfectly innocent human beings that they are scum and that they should kill themselves. You fucking sicken me. You are in no way better than your oppressors. Not a bone in your body is better than them just because you’re non-binary.
What possibly makes me the angriest is that, because of you, cis people think that “cis” is an insult. Do you see what you’ve done? As a trans* person, the word “cis” is so important to me. It’s important in the way that it negates the sense that cis is “normal” and that I am not. It brings cis and trans* people down onto the same level and it makes us equal. But because of you hateful fucks, cis people are outraged and vehemently denying the label. Thanks a lot. That’s quite a bit of good you’re doing, isn’t it?
You people are cruel, you are violent, you are giving all of us a horrible name on Tumblr. You are teaching children that it is perfectly okay to bully someone because of their gender identity and sexuality. I have seen very young teenagers spewing your “die cis scum” bullshit on this website, and it disgusts me that the next generation is getting dragged into this as if it’s okay.
Cis friends, please just know that I’ve never in my life met a trans* or non-binary person who actually thinks this way. Please realize that. It’s literally just Tumblr.
I can only hope to god that this ridiculous trend doesn’t spread any farther than this godforsaken website.
Here is my comic: Toppings.
Enjoy. ｡◕ ‿ ◕｡
I’m sorry, I personally hate comics like this. I really doubt anyone will read this and think, “Golly gee, I sure learned a lot about gender and sexuality!” Most people liking it already know all about gender/sexuality. The ones that don’t probably are annoyed by the patronizing tone and scroll past. Sure, it’s informative, but it’s also immature and belittling to people who are stigmatized because of their gender/sex. But, no, who doesn’t want a personal identity that’s been the catalyst to trauma and abuse compared to sprinkles and ice cream!!?
…I guess, it’s a good resource for children.
Why do I have such a huge problem with “transtrenders”?
Well, for example one of my major qualms is that they’ve taken concepts that had originally a certain meaning, and applied them to themselves completely disregarding the original intent and why there was a reason for those concepts to exist in the first place.
However, that is sadly not the only concept that has been taken by “transtrenders” and completely misunderstood.
A study in panel borders:
Inspired by this awesome post about making comics quickly, I took a look at some comics I own to get some sense of different kinds of panel design choices.
I came away feeling like I’d learned a little less than I’d hoped, but here are some takeaways:
* You can get away with smaller panels than you think
* Extremely weird comic panels CAN work, but when it fails it looks painful and forced.
* Simple is not bad.
* There are actually a LOT of possible combinations.
Scott McCloud uses a 4x3 sliceup of the page, and it’s four VERTICAL slices and three HORIZONTAL ones, which is weird because it makes the panels, on average, LESS square. This works with the particular comic really WELL though, because he draws himself in closeup, talking, a LOT.
DAR and Narbonic both are webcomics mashed into book format, but both worked surprisingly well as page layout in the end.
Blacksad is REALLY variable and the page layouts are hand-crafted on a per-page basis. No speed gains here, but perhaps a message that full custom has its place.
The Resonator is fairly formal but never *too* rigid with panel choices. Lots of narrow or tall panels, which works as a way to alternate between big establishing shots and dense dialog. Very tall panels for single speaker, long ones for two-person dialog or to combine a lot of text and visuals. In general, Resonator is print-native and has TINY text…
Ultimate X-Men is a fun read but the panel design is a disaster. Almost none of the choices of graphic design work at all. Occasionally an establishing shot hits home, but in general the layout is trying WAY too hard.
Watchmen. Formalism raised to the ultimate. It’s precise, it’s a 3x3 grid, it’s piss-on-a-plate-with-no-spills precise and that’s fine, for two reasons: one, everything is about time, and two, it gets the panels the hell out of the way of the story.
Augustus is an example of what Ultimate X-Men was trying to do, except it succeeds. Lots of variation, but on average very orderly. Kind of strikes me as the sort of thing you “have to be GOOD” to pull off well.