Oceanside Lullabies

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Reblogged from bisexual-books

bisexual-books:

It’s time for another Bisexual Books giveaway!  You know you could use more queer comics in your life!  

You could win all the fantastic goodies pictured above:

  • A copy of Batgirl 19 which features the coming out of Alysia (Batgirl’s roommate) as transgender!  Alysia is also bi.  And did I mention this copy is AUTOGRAPHED by author Gail Simone?  
  • A copy of Death’s Door by Sam Saturday, a pansexual author writing about creepy polyamorous demons.  And it’s also AUTOGRAPHED by sam-saturday!   
  • A copy of Pancakes by Kat Leyh, a super adorable comic with queer girl superheros that makes us swoon.
  • stickers from weneeddiversebooks, Geeks Out, tumblr, and a bi pride flag
  • and a handful of pinback buttons including a Dark Horse pride button!

Now all the boring rules stuff:

  • This giveaway is open to everyone (yes international friends this includes you).  
  • You must be following us here at bisexual-books to win
  • You must reblog this post (likes don’t count for this one sorry guys).
  • You can reblog as many times as you’d like
  • But no giveaway blogs  
  • Winners will be chosen August 10th at 8pm CST

And don’t forget to enter our other two awesome giveaways — one for romance and the other for bisexual YA!

Reblogged from thesunnysideofbeingbi

bisexual-books:

It’s time for another Bisexual Books giveaway!  Bisexual YA author Corinne Duyvis was generous enough to send us some swag from her US tour and we’re happy to pass it along to you guys!  

You could win all the fantastic goodies pictured above:

Now all the boring rules stuff:

  • This giveaway is open to everyone (yes international friends this includes you).  
  • You must be following us here at bisexual-books to win
  • You must reblog this post (likes don’t count for this one sorry guys).   
  • You can reblog as many times as you’d like
  • But no giveaway blogs  
  • Winners will be chosen August 10th at 8pm CST

And don’t forget to enter our other two awesome giveaways — one for bisexual comics and the other for romance!

Reblogged from thegirlwiththeholidayname

holyhobbitshit:

shinitama:

sadness-or-euphoria:

Doctor, this is why I love you. Right here.

Vincent van Gogh was a man who is somewhat famous for his mental instability. He later ended his own life. For the Doctor to go and show him that his art mattered, and that his existence mattered…is amazing. And I wish someone could have shown this amazing artist how much he contributed to the world.

I wish the Doctor could show everyone how they mattered, because everybody does matter. In our own small way, we change the world simply by existing.

I will always, always, ALWAYS reblog this when it’s on my dash.

And now I’m crying…..

Posted on 08, July 2014 July 08 2014 2014年7月8日 by oceansidelullabies
Created the Founding Four using <http://www.azaleasdolls.com/tudors2.html>
I tried to give each of them their horcrux item, but there was no cup option for dear Helga. Oh well!

Created the Founding Four using <http://www.azaleasdolls.com/tudors2.html>

I tried to give each of them their horcrux item, but there was no cup option for dear Helga. Oh well!

Posted on 30, June 2014 June 30 2014 2014年6月30日 by oceansidelullabies

decorativecelery asked:

Hello, about the bisexual post... Don't take my word for this, but I think that if you are attracted to "same and different" genders, eg the trans community, that would make you pansexual. I'm not 100% on that though.

Hey! I understand the confusion, as that is a VERY common misconception from people outside of the bisexual community!!

Of course, no bisexual is going to experience attraction in the same way another does. So, you may meet bisexuals who are only attracted to cis men/women, but not trans* men/women. This is not to speak for the bisexual community as a whole, though! It is simply a matter of personal preference.

Having said that, it is widely accepted by the bisexual community that bisexual does NOT mean an attraction to TWO genders, but rather an attraction to genders that are the same as AND different than your own. To put it differently, an attraction to two OR MORE genders.

Yes, I could identify as pansexual and be correct. The definition of pansexual does apply to my sexual attractions. But, so does bisexual. At the end of the day, while they are not the same, bisexuality and pansexuality have a large amount of overlap. This means that members of those communities often have equal choice in what word they wish to use to identify themselves.

For me, bisexual has always felt right. While misconceptions about it can be frustrating and might be solved using the title of pansexual, that word has never felt right in identifying myself.

I hope that clears up your question. I have no problem clarifying or answering any other ones if need be.

Reblogged from genderpunkrock

trans-carlos:

assbutt-in-the-garrison:

the-bi-furious-whovian:

hollsternator23:

weasleypatronus:

ahvahtlom:

felixlovesyou:

takealookatyourlife:

heroicallyfound:

svetlana-del-rey:

Was she going to slap you because you never in any way made him gay in the actual books, taking zero risks/doing absolutely nothing for gay characters in literature, and only announcing your “authorial intent” afterwards for a cheap shot at looking like an ~ally~

^^^

Gay people are just normal people. We are not told about any of the Hogwarts professors love lives, other than Snape, and it would be completely out of character for Dumbledore to walk around telling everyone about his sexuality.

Did you want her to make him dress in glittery platform boots, a crop top, and decorate his office in rainbow flags to make it more obvious for you? Would that be enough of a stereotype to appease you people? Or what? Please tell me. I’d like to know how you think a gay character is supposed to be portrayed.

And did you miss the Grindelwald chapters in the ‘actual books’? Or was that also not obvious enough for you? Did Dumbledore need to whisper “always” wistfully in order for you to connect that he had romantic feelings for Grindelwald? Maybe you are American and need them to gaze longingly into each others eyes with awkward close ups of their fingers almost grazing each other that Hollywood thinks means ‘true love’. 

It didn’t fit into his relationship to Harry to ever say “I’m gay”, and so it was not stated explicitly (you might have noticed the book was told from Harry Potter’s perspective).

The point is though, that he is a homosexual, well respected, powerful, and very loved wizard- and his sexuality doesn’t matter because no one else thinks it matters. a.k.a. no one cares that he loves men, and that is wonderful. 

^ THANK

BOOM

AMEN

YES!!

OH MY GOD HE DOESNT NEED TO FLAT OUT SAY “IM GAY” TO COME OUT. I MEAN HE COULD HAVE JUST SAID SOMETHING LIKE THAT HE FELT MORE THAN FRIENDSHIP WITH GRINDELWALD, ITS NOT THAT HARD.

And what the fuck is wrong with you, of course he doesn’t have to “dress gay” to be a good representation, all he needs is to give proof that he is actually gay. And of course this is a different case than from the other teachers, who are presumably straight and due to our heteronormative society don’t need to explicitly state their orientation.

God this post is just homophobic bullshit and I’m so disappointed

I disagree. When I read the 6th book, I kinda felt like it was definitely plausible for Dumbledore to be gay. Like, that was before JK ever mentioned anything about it. I think Dumbledore is great representation because his sexuality never made a difference to his character, to his storyline. That’s what makes it more real. The fact that so many fans would never have guessed that Dumbledore was gay without it being stated. How many people do we come across in real life who get told the same kinds of statements like that, “I never would have guessed that you were gay”. A person’s sexual orientation is not some big obvious thing and it doesn’t need to be played out that way. There are plenty of people who connected with that, with Dumbledore and were pleasantly happy to learn he was a gay character who’s gayness didn’t affect the plot, whose sexual orientation wasn’t hinted at until the 6th book. Dumbledore was really old and so we never read anything involving his romantic interests or even platonic interests until later in the series after he died. And honestly, it really was pretty hinted at strongly in the 6th book with Grindelewald. Their relationship was kind of written pretty emotionally intense… so I definitely do not think JK just said Dumbledore was gay to make herself look like an LGBTQ ally or anything like that. 

HE. WASNT. CANON. GAY. IN. THE. BOOK. 

It shouldn’t just be plausible for him to be gay. It should be undeniable. Just like all the heterosexual relationships were undeniably canon.

It wasn’t in the fucking book.It wasn’t in the fucking book.It wasn’t in the fucking book.It wasn’t in the fucking book.It wasn’t in the fucking book.It wasn’t in the fucking book.

If didn’t make a difference to his character because it didn’t happen. 

It’s so fucking important that people have representation. He could have just one fucking time mentioned the word boyfriend or being in love with Grindelwhatever but he didn’t. JK didn’t. She made Harry and Ginny Canon. She made Ron and Hermione. And Remus and Tonks. And George and Angelina. And Harry and Cho. And Hagrid and Maxime. And even Persey and Penelope Clearwater was canon.

But she couldn’t put in the effort to fucking mention Dumbledor having a male love interest in the actual books. He didn’t have to be a gay stereotype to be canon queer. But he fucking wasn’t.

People had to learn Dumbledor was gay from an outside source from the book. That makes it not part of the fucking book. Sorry.

Like say some young queer boy in the closet grows up reading harry potter. His parents are homophobic. He wishes he knew of someone similar to him real or fictional. If JK had made Dumbledore queer in canon then that little boy would have had someone to look up to that was queer. But unfortunately unless he like googles Dumbledore’s sexuality he doesn’t know and he still feels alone. 

This is such bullshit on her part. I am queer and I deserve better than a fucking afterthought. I deserve more.

People need to calm the fuck down!!

If you really believe that someone needs to be in a relationship to prove a specific orientation, then GTFO!! I hate that so much…You can be single and be straight, gay, lesbian, bi… whatever. Being single doesn’t make you automatically asexual, or straight for that matter. Dumbledore was single.

There was no “canon” sexuality because he was FUCKING SINGLE!!!!

When I am single I do not feel the need to go around reminding people what my sexual interests are. It is my business, and the business of those I choose to form relationships with. If Dumbledore was going around announcing that he was gay, it wouldn’t have been authentic.. or appropriate given that he was a Headmaster at a school for students ranging in age from 11 to 17.

If you really need it to be written down, “And then Dumbledore leaned over and kissed his long time, homosexual boyfriend whom he was gay with,” then maybe you need to look at your own shit… not JK’s.