Just another blog by an ambiguously-gendered primeval monster.

Likes: terrorizing mortals; libraries; serious eyeshadow; chain wallets; suspiciously lifelike marble statues

Dislikes: people who aren't statues yet; bros; Perseus

7th April 2014

Photoset reblogged from Lawdy, Miss Lawra with 630 notes

David Bowie fans outside Earls Court, London, 1973.

Tagged: yes gooddavid bowiefandom

4th March 2014

Post reblogged from Dead Men Tell No Rape Jokes. with 47 notes

blinkpinkinc:

if i were rewriting the original star wars trilogy leia would be the main character, vader and han(nah) would be chicks, the main plotline would follow leia attaining jedi knighthood, luke would do a lot more rebel adventuring with lando, lots of lesbian romance, and there’d be, like, 400% more skin colors other than nuclear winter white.

Tagged: coolstar warsfandom

Source: blinkpinkinc

10th February 2014

Photoset with 4 notes

These images are publicly visible at Facebook.  Both were capped today.  I leave them for your edification.  See also.

Tagged: genderdouble standardsmisogynyexploitationfandom

10th February 2014

Photo reblogged from with 113 notes

exponential63:

gorgonetta:

[Screencap of a status at a popular Bauhaus fan page, stating that ickygross female adulation makes male fans uncomfortable and is thus off-limits, with now-deleted comments calling them on their overwrought hypocrisy]
Men’s lives exist in a matrix of oppression which is continually renewed and reinforced by mass media, the education system, and other institutional means.  This matrix of oppression dehumanizes men by reducing them to simple characteristics rather than their full, complex personalities; men, thus reduced, are then judged according to a set of arbitrary standards, which are determined by the whims of heterosexual women.  These whims are constantly changing and are frequently contradictory, so men and boys often suffer from identity problems, mental and emotional confusion, and self-hatred, frequently from an early age.  Because society reduces men to their sexual desirability, and frames their bodies as a vehicle for female sexual desire, they are held responsible for sexual morality, and live under the constant implied threat of sexual assault.  This causes men to be socially compliant, as well as to adopt extreme safety measures.  Should a man be sexually assaulted, he will most likely be held responsible for the crime, or even told that no crime actually occurred.  Women’s unsolicited expressions of appreciation or derision regarding men’s appearances underscore the fact that men are under constant evaluation, and are a subtle reminder that more concrete forms of sexual assault may occur at any time.
The aforementioned environmental factors impact men and boys to such an extent that their emotional and mental health often suffers, and their success in school, work, and interpersonal relationships may be reduced.  Additionally, men are judged more harshly and more arbitrarily than women in all aspects of their life—both public and private—and are thus often set up to fail regardless of how hard they work to meet, bypass, or overcome society’s arbitrary gender standards.
The vilification of men and masculinity means that successful men are often perceived as being successful in spite of their gender.  Frequently, their legitimate achievements are downplayed, and instead they are held up to public scrutiny regarding their adherence to the arbitrary gender and beauty standards set by heterosexual women.  Oscar-winning male film directors are often discussed in terms of whether or not they appear to have gained weight since the last awards ceremony; male politicians, particularly those who advocate for gender equality, may find themselves vilified as ugly and “unfuckable,” and treated to especially vicious caricatures in political cartoons.  Male musicians who display their bodies can expect to be evaluated almost solely on the basis of their appearance rather than their considerable vocal, instrumental, or songwriting talents, yet male musicians who assume modest dress experience poor sales and little publicity.  The double-bind is very real, and even “appreciative” comments from female fans can cause successful male entertainers considerable psychological impact.  They often lose their sense of legitimacy as artists, and fall into a pattern of constant self-evaluation, trying to second-guess the pernicious female gaze and meet its demands in order to escape criticism.  Indeed, it is almost as if these unfortunate men have internalized, and are re-enacting, the female gaze upon themselves.
In light of this toxic, all-pervasive cultural pattern—let’s call it “the matriarchy”—individuals brave enough to speak out against the endemic objectification and exploitation of men, specifically male entertainers and other men in the public eye, should be regarded as true heroes.  These individuals are on the bleeding edge of social justice.  They are a glimmer of hope, a beacon of light in dark times, speaking out against oppression at great risk to themselves emotionally, financially, and even physically.  As allies to their cause, female fans can best be of assistance by remaining silent and supportive, and lashing out at misandrist women when they make themselves known in fan forums.

VERY well said.
‘I have had complaints from male fans about girl fans [“GIRL” fans?!?!] getting all silly over a photo or two…’. Then, ‘If you are not happy with The Rules, please feel free to leave.’ Is this Facebook ‘Archive’ for real? So, ‘serious Bauhaus fans’ = repressed weirdos who have never noticed the band’s beauty, their long-celebrated habit of performing near-naked/in fishnet body-stockings/etc, or their sexual and provocative performance style? I find that far creepier than the ‘threat’ of ‘silly’ ‘girl’ squee or fanlust occurring on their page…

SHOTS FIRED

exponential63:

gorgonetta:

[Screencap of a status at a popular Bauhaus fan page, stating that ickygross female adulation makes male fans uncomfortable and is thus off-limits, with now-deleted comments calling them on their overwrought hypocrisy]

Men’s lives exist in a matrix of oppression which is continually renewed and reinforced by mass media, the education system, and other institutional means.  This matrix of oppression dehumanizes men by reducing them to simple characteristics rather than their full, complex personalities; men, thus reduced, are then judged according to a set of arbitrary standards, which are determined by the whims of heterosexual women.  These whims are constantly changing and are frequently contradictory, so men and boys often suffer from identity problems, mental and emotional confusion, and self-hatred, frequently from an early age.  Because society reduces men to their sexual desirability, and frames their bodies as a vehicle for female sexual desire, they are held responsible for sexual morality, and live under the constant implied threat of sexual assault.  This causes men to be socially compliant, as well as to adopt extreme safety measures.  Should a man be sexually assaulted, he will most likely be held responsible for the crime, or even told that no crime actually occurred.  Women’s unsolicited expressions of appreciation or derision regarding men’s appearances underscore the fact that men are under constant evaluation, and are a subtle reminder that more concrete forms of sexual assault may occur at any time.

The aforementioned environmental factors impact men and boys to such an extent that their emotional and mental health often suffers, and their success in school, work, and interpersonal relationships may be reduced.  Additionally, men are judged more harshly and more arbitrarily than women in all aspects of their life—both public and private—and are thus often set up to fail regardless of how hard they work to meet, bypass, or overcome society’s arbitrary gender standards.

The vilification of men and masculinity means that successful men are often perceived as being successful in spite of their gender.  Frequently, their legitimate achievements are downplayed, and instead they are held up to public scrutiny regarding their adherence to the arbitrary gender and beauty standards set by heterosexual women.  Oscar-winning male film directors are often discussed in terms of whether or not they appear to have gained weight since the last awards ceremony; male politicians, particularly those who advocate for gender equality, may find themselves vilified as ugly and “unfuckable,” and treated to especially vicious caricatures in political cartoons.  Male musicians who display their bodies can expect to be evaluated almost solely on the basis of their appearance rather than their considerable vocal, instrumental, or songwriting talents, yet male musicians who assume modest dress experience poor sales and little publicity.  The double-bind is very real, and even “appreciative” comments from female fans can cause successful male entertainers considerable psychological impact.  They often lose their sense of legitimacy as artists, and fall into a pattern of constant self-evaluation, trying to second-guess the pernicious female gaze and meet its demands in order to escape criticism.  Indeed, it is almost as if these unfortunate men have internalized, and are re-enacting, the female gaze upon themselves.

In light of this toxic, all-pervasive cultural pattern—let’s call it “the matriarchy”—individuals brave enough to speak out against the endemic objectification and exploitation of men, specifically male entertainers and other men in the public eye, should be regarded as true heroes.  These individuals are on the bleeding edge of social justice.  They are a glimmer of hope, a beacon of light in dark times, speaking out against oppression at great risk to themselves emotionally, financially, and even physically.  As allies to their cause, female fans can best be of assistance by remaining silent and supportive, and lashing out at misandrist women when they make themselves known in fan forums.

VERY well said.

‘I have had complaints from male fans about girl fans [“GIRL” fans?!?!] getting all silly over a photo or two…’. Then, ‘If you are not happy with The Rules, please feel free to leave.’ Is this Facebook ‘Archive’ for real? So, ‘serious Bauhaus fans’ = repressed weirdos who have never noticed the band’s beauty, their long-celebrated habit of performing near-naked/in fishnet body-stockings/etc, or their sexual and provocative performance style? I find that far creepier than the ‘threat’ of ‘silly’ ‘girl’ squee or fanlust occurring on their page…

SHOTS FIRED

Tagged: exponential63genderfandommisogynybauhaus

Source: gorgonetta

28th January 2014

Post reblogged from bird or fiend with 22,303 notes

thatkindoffangirl:

bruisesandcurses:

lilypottar:

fanfiction.net gave me the sex talk

You mean ao3

Ao3 is too young to give anyone the sex talk.

Tagged: *screaming and laughing*fandomfanfiction

Source: lilypottar

22nd January 2014

Photo with 113 notes

[Screencap of a status at a popular Bauhaus fan page, stating that ickygross female adulation makes male fans uncomfortable and is thus off-limits, with now-deleted comments calling them on their overwrought hypocrisy]

Men’s lives exist in a matrix of oppression which is continually renewed and reinforced by mass media, the education system, and other institutional means.  This matrix of oppression dehumanizes men by reducing them to simple characteristics rather than their full, complex personalities; men, thus reduced, are then judged according to a set of arbitrary standards, which are determined by the whims of heterosexual women.  These whims are constantly changing and are frequently contradictory, so men and boys often suffer from identity problems, mental and emotional confusion, and self-hatred, frequently from an early age.  Because society reduces men to their sexual desirability, and frames their bodies as a vehicle for female sexual desire, they are held responsible for sexual morality, and live under the constant implied threat of sexual assault.  This causes men to be socially compliant, as well as to adopt extreme safety measures.  Should a man be sexually assaulted, he will most likely be held responsible for the crime, or even told that no crime actually occurred.  Women’s unsolicited expressions of appreciation or derision regarding men’s appearances underscore the fact that men are under constant evaluation, and are a subtle reminder that more concrete forms of sexual assault may occur at any time.

The aforementioned environmental factors impact men and boys to such an extent that their emotional and mental health often suffers, and their success in school, work, and interpersonal relationships may be reduced.  Additionally, men are judged more harshly and more arbitrarily than women in all aspects of their life—both public and private—and are thus often set up to fail regardless of how hard they work to meet, bypass, or overcome society’s arbitrary gender standards.

The vilification of men and masculinity means that successful men are often perceived as being successful in spite of their gender.  Frequently, their legitimate achievements are downplayed, and instead they are held up to public scrutiny regarding their adherence to the arbitrary gender and beauty standards set by heterosexual women.  Oscar-winning male film directors are often discussed in terms of whether or not they appear to have gained weight since the last awards ceremony; male politicians, particularly those who advocate for gender equality, may find themselves vilified as ugly and “unfuckable,” and treated to especially vicious caricatures in political cartoons.  Male musicians who display their bodies can expect to be evaluated almost solely on the basis of their appearance rather than their considerable vocal, instrumental, or songwriting talents, yet male musicians who assume modest dress experience poor sales and little publicity.  The double-bind is very real, and even “appreciative” comments from female fans can cause successful male entertainers considerable psychological impact.  They often lose their sense of legitimacy as artists, and fall into a pattern of constant self-evaluation, trying to second-guess the pernicious female gaze and meet its demands in order to escape criticism.  Indeed, it is almost as if these unfortunate men have internalized, and are re-enacting, the female gaze upon themselves.

In light of this toxic, all-pervasive cultural pattern—let’s call it “the matriarchy”—individuals brave enough to speak out against the endemic objectification and exploitation of men, specifically male entertainers and other men in the public eye, should be regarded as true heroes.  These individuals are on the bleeding edge of social justice.  They are a glimmer of hope, a beacon of light in dark times, speaking out against oppression at great risk to themselves emotionally, financially, and even physically.  As allies to their cause, female fans can best be of assistance by remaining silent and supportive, and lashing out at misandrist women when they make themselves known in fan forums.

[Screencap of a status at a popular Bauhaus fan page, stating that ickygross female adulation makes male fans uncomfortable and is thus off-limits, with now-deleted comments calling them on their overwrought hypocrisy]

Men’s lives exist in a matrix of oppression which is continually renewed and reinforced by mass media, the education system, and other institutional means.  This matrix of oppression dehumanizes men by reducing them to simple characteristics rather than their full, complex personalities; men, thus reduced, are then judged according to a set of arbitrary standards, which are determined by the whims of heterosexual women.  These whims are constantly changing and are frequently contradictory, so men and boys often suffer from identity problems, mental and emotional confusion, and self-hatred, frequently from an early age.  Because society reduces men to their sexual desirability, and frames their bodies as a vehicle for female sexual desire, they are held responsible for sexual morality, and live under the constant implied threat of sexual assault.  This causes men to be socially compliant, as well as to adopt extreme safety measures.  Should a man be sexually assaulted, he will most likely be held responsible for the crime, or even told that no crime actually occurred.  Women’s unsolicited expressions of appreciation or derision regarding men’s appearances underscore the fact that men are under constant evaluation, and are a subtle reminder that more concrete forms of sexual assault may occur at any time.

The aforementioned environmental factors impact men and boys to such an extent that their emotional and mental health often suffers, and their success in school, work, and interpersonal relationships may be reduced.  Additionally, men are judged more harshly and more arbitrarily than women in all aspects of their life—both public and private—and are thus often set up to fail regardless of how hard they work to meet, bypass, or overcome society’s arbitrary gender standards.

The vilification of men and masculinity means that successful men are often perceived as being successful in spite of their gender.  Frequently, their legitimate achievements are downplayed, and instead they are held up to public scrutiny regarding their adherence to the arbitrary gender and beauty standards set by heterosexual women.  Oscar-winning male film directors are often discussed in terms of whether or not they appear to have gained weight since the last awards ceremony; male politicians, particularly those who advocate for gender equality, may find themselves vilified as ugly and “unfuckable,” and treated to especially vicious caricatures in political cartoons.  Male musicians who display their bodies can expect to be evaluated almost solely on the basis of their appearance rather than their considerable vocal, instrumental, or songwriting talents, yet male musicians who assume modest dress experience poor sales and little publicity.  The double-bind is very real, and even “appreciative” comments from female fans can cause successful male entertainers considerable psychological impact.  They often lose their sense of legitimacy as artists, and fall into a pattern of constant self-evaluation, trying to second-guess the pernicious female gaze and meet its demands in order to escape criticism.  Indeed, it is almost as if these unfortunate men have internalized, and are re-enacting, the female gaze upon themselves.

In light of this toxic, all-pervasive cultural pattern—let’s call it “the matriarchy”—individuals brave enough to speak out against the endemic objectification and exploitation of men, specifically male entertainers and other men in the public eye, should be regarded as true heroes.  These individuals are on the bleeding edge of social justice.  They are a glimmer of hope, a beacon of light in dark times, speaking out against oppression at great risk to themselves emotionally, financially, and even physically.  As allies to their cause, female fans can best be of assistance by remaining silent and supportive, and lashing out at misandrist women when they make themselves known in fan forums.

Tagged: my comments were deleted by the mod in like five minutes they were really on their game todaymisandryparodyfandombros

13th January 2014

Photo reblogged from DEEP IN THE WOODS A FUNERAL IS SWINGIN' with 4 notes

sexbathorrorvampiresex:

Burning heart and snakey skull doodles I found while cleaning out my dresser drawer

Would you look at this Birthday Party fan

sexbathorrorvampiresex:

Burning heart and snakey skull doodles I found while cleaning out my dresser drawer

Would you look at this Birthday Party fan

Tagged: fandomrossmcsexcakesthe birthday party

7th January 2014

Photoset reblogged from Kt Obermanns with 6,934 notes

ktobermanns:

opia-apito:

astoryaboutu:

Please, Night Vale fandom, help.

THE POCECIL TAG IS BEING BOMBARDED BY A WHITE SUPREMICIST. SHE IS SPOUTING HER RACISM ALL OVER THE SAFE SPACE. PLEASE, PLEASE REPORT HER FOR HARASSMENT.

IT’S NOT JUST THAT SHE HEADCANONS THEM ALL AS WHITE (WHICH DEFIES ALL CANON, AS SHE ENVISIONS CARLOS AND THE OTHER CANONICALLY POC CHARACTERS—TAMIKA, VITHYA, ROGER SINGH, ETC—AS WHITE, BUT SHE IS INVADING A SAFE SPACE MEANT FOR POC, POC DEPICTIONS, AND DISCUSSIONS WITH HER RUDE BEHAVIOR.

SHE HAS ALSO SAID THAT SHE WILL CONTINUE TO IGNORE CANON BECAUSE IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT THE CREATORS THINK, APPARENTLY. ACCORDING TO HER, THEY CAN “SHUT THE FUCK UP” WHILE SHE ENJOYS HER OWN, BASTARDIZED VERSION OF THEIR AMAZING SHOW.

PLEASE, FANDOM, I SEE YOU WISH FOR PEACE, BUT NON-INVOLVEMENT IN THIS CASE WILL GET YOU NOWHERE.

If you are white and part of the Night Vale fandom, you need to reblog this. This is far more important than all those self-congratulatory asspatting posts about “all headcanons are great!” that you guys seem so fond of reblogging and making.

…NO! These characters are CANONICALLY POC and that’s FUCKING IMPORTANT! Jesus christ this is NOT THE FUCK OKAY

Tagged: wow people suckracismfandom

Source: astoryaboutu

7th January 2014

Post reblogged from drunken monologues with 46,747 notes

5sosexytime:

concert tickets or boyfriend?

[clears throat]

*whispers*

"concert tickets to see my boyfriend”

Tagged: *sobbing*fandom

Source: 5sosexytime

24th December 2013

Chat reblogged from very deep with 92,422 notes

  • me at concerts: no they're still not real

Tagged: when i realized i was 20 feet from adam ant i straight-up lost my shitfandom

Source: kanyeahwest