Q:Um...whose platypus is this?
Oh, there you are, Perry.
Q:5 words: This your fantasy, or mine?
Well, I’m curious what the differences between the two would be.
Q:Cant decide between: Morning sexy, you want breakfast? or My god you've gotten fat.
I don’t know what you’re talking about, anon, I’ve been fat for years.
Q:At least we're wearing kilts.
And looking good doing it. *high fives*
Q:"Well this is awkward." (If I had more words it would probably be "Why am I all sticky and naked... did I miss something fun?")
This is only awkward if we let it be awkward.
Q:We can't just use empathy, because empathy doesn't always work. And it does work because we're trying to focus it to the straight man. It's sad that that has to be done (like the video where homophobia was heterophobia) but if it combats homophobia then I see it as a positive thing.
But does it work? I feel like it gives too easy of an out for the people it’s aimed at- they can either protest that there’s nothing wrong with the way they treat women (because they don’t recognize their own misogyny) or they can turn to other reasoning they use to support their homophobia, completely ignoring the misogyny component of it as well.
I don’t think it’s necessarily an effective argument against either one, because it ignores so many of the things that women and LGBT+ minorities face. For one thing, it ignores every other letter of the acronym. I think it works more as a clever phrase that provokes a “That’s so true” response from the people who are already against homophobia to start with.
To actually improve people? We have to find ways for them to learn empathy. It’s the only way that they’ll actually recognize what other people face and how to improve. And they can do that across the spctrum. Otherwise, you’re just making spot repairs on one issue at a time, and that doesn’t help in any other situation.
Q:Dear Excellent Human, Please continue to be excellent. Thank you for your commitment to the aforementioned excellence. Most Sincerely, Sparrow
Thank you very much for your kind words. I shall do my best to continue my ongoing efforts, and always appreciate your support.
Best Regards To You And Yours,
Q:how do you pronounce Ra's Al Ghul? I always thought it to be "Raz Al Gool"
Pronouncing Raz sort of like “race” but with a “sh” at the end? This demonstrates it.
Q:I saw some of the replies to my relationship confession and I can't have both. Guy A wouldn't agree and Guy B lives 6hours away, he'd obviously include a move. Ive given Guy A an ultimatum but I don't know if I'll be strong enough to follow through.
That makes sense, and honestly I don’t think that poly is a necessarily a good answer to a relationship that’s in trouble- it should be something that’s entered in to out of the free will of everyone involved, making it a “Well, let me be poly or I’ll leave you” is just not a good idea.
Be strong, and take care of yourself. That’s all you can do.
Q:I find myself at a crossroads. I love 2 men very much but I have to choose. A 5 year relationship with past infidelity on both sides and a lagging sex life that's safe or a man I've known for years who is everything I need but would mean change
Oh, I wish I had advice I could give you, but, in the end, the decision comes down to you. So I hope you can find a path that makes you happy. Good luck, anon.
Q:I'm wary because when I look at your blog I feel a vague but consistent sense of something being "off" with how it represents you. While I enjoy most of the things you post, there is that twinge of warning in the back of my head when I see how you consider the world around you; I don't know, but I feel there is a hairline fracture in your critical lens, and it makes me nervous. Then again, it may just be my personal disposition not matching your own. I hope it's that. That's my confession.
I can understand that. I mean, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with my critical lens, but obviously I wouldn’t. But, y’know, you have to trust your instincts.
Q:I like your blog most of the time, but I'm wary of you.
That’s probably fair. Any particular reason?
Q:i confess that from the things that make up your tumblr, i think your an awesome person. i think if i knew you i would get happy just seeing you or even thinking about you. the fact that you can be so passionate about the things you are passionate about.
Thank you, anon, that’s sweet.
Q:I haven't had sex with my partner for over a year. It's not that I don't love him. I'm still attracted to him, but my sex drive has become nonexistent. I don't know if it's depression, which I take medication for, or hormonal. I know I haven't been depressed for over a year. It comes and goes. I feel horribly guilty about all of this. He says it's okay and he understands and oddly it hasn't affected our relationship, the love and commitment is still there, but I feel like I'm cheating him.
It might be your medication. I know that a fair number of antidepressants suppress the libido.
And you’re not cheating your partner. Your partner cares about you, that’s what’s important to them. If he understands and is okay with it, I don’t think you need to give yourself extra guilt over that.
Your partner sounds very supportive, which is fantastic (and I just want to tell him and give him a hug for that) so I’d say it’s important to keep talking about how you’re feeling. Both so he knows how you’re feeling and you know how he’s feeling.
Q:I am… a librarian! I’m cool with that. (Or I’m a kind of scoundrel-y adventurer, either one would be awesome.)" You made that post on the last-movie-you-watched-now-you're-the-protagonist post and is it The Mummy?? :D I just remembered Evie saying that when she was drunk. Ah that film. Love it. Anywhos, I'm gonna scooch now...
It was! That movie is awesome.