I’d just like to point out that 50 Shades of Grey was Twilight fanfic and Twilight was inspired by Muse so when you think about it, it’s kinda because of Muse that 50 Shades was written in the first place oh
And Muse came from England which traces its roots back to the Anglo-Saxons and Romans, so really, in the end, Julius Caesar wrote 50 Shades of Grey.
someone should totally just stab caesar
iswearimnotasociopath’s Asexuality Awareness Week Giveaway!
Alrighty, listen up! October 26th – November 1st is Asexuality Awareness Week, and as a way to spread the word and show some pride, I’m holding a giveaway!
For those of you who don’t know, an asexual person is someone who does not experience sexual attraction.
What is being given away??
There will be 5 winners, and each winner will receive:
I’m only shipping in the US. Sorry for the inconvenience.
The giveaway ends on October 19th, 12am (Eastern Time Zone, aka Ohio)
I will pick the winners on October 19th and I’ll mail the prizes on October 20th. Please have your askbox open so I can notify you if you win.
You will need to be comfortable with giving me your address if you win. (If you are under 18, make sure you have your parent’s permission!)
If you win, you have 24 after I notify you to respond. If I don’t hear from you in 24 hours, I will pick another winner.
You don’t have to follow me to win, but check out my blog anyways!
Reblog and like as much as you want! I want to spread the word about asexuality.
No giveaway blogs.
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Feel free to message me if you have any questions!
The color of the bracelets may vary slightly.
Each set of stickers will vary from each other, since they are handmade, but I am trying to make each set as identical as possible!
So the wonderful rejectedvegetable gave me canvases on Friday, and wanting to do something with them I decided to pain this because I’d been watching the nightmare before Christmas so why not? I’m actually really happy with how this turned out :)) the details were a bitch though.
Homestuck fandom right now:
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Marina - James Baxter
#DidYouKnow #Deaf #DeafAwareness #education #SignLanguage #advocacy #NMSCares
This is actually sadly relevant. I had a lecture this summer about sign languages and Deaf culture and when I was finished, one hearing girl from the audience stayed behind to ask me some more question.
She asked me: “And your parents use sign language, right?” Like it was the most obvious thing in the world and why is she even asking this, of course my parents must know sign language.
"No… They don’t, actually."
"And how do you communicate, then?"
"But… isn’t that complicated for you?"
"It is, sometimes."
"They probably didn’t have time for it…" she said. And I haven’t the heart to tell her that my father was offered sign language courses several times, that I offered to teach them some signs and that they always refused.
But I did told her: “It is not that rare. Most of deaf people I know have hearing parents who don’t sign.”
It’s the sad truth. People are willing to pay for surgeries to “repair” their children, but they are not willing to learn something to communicate with them.
i’d like to add onto this with my own personal experience, too. i was born hearing, but as soon as i was diagnosed as HoH, my parents didn’t do anything to learn ASL. they were quick to put me in classes, but they wouldn’t when i suggested to them that they take the classes with me so that we could learn.
i’ve tried to teach my mom how to sign numerous times, but she always says that “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” to which i tell her that she can learn, she just doesn’t want to. which is true. neither of my parents want to learn how to sign, but they want me to be able to hear perfectly so they don’t have to repeat themselves.
little do they know that their frustration with me not being able to hear them would be solved if they would just learn how to sign. maybe signing something to me once instead of repeating themselves four times and then getting mad would be more beneficial.
I’m absolutely shocked at this, it’s never crossed my mind that many parents wouldn’t even try to meet their hard of hearing kids halfway.