I’m your new God. A better one. So you will bow down and profess your love unto me, your Lord. Or I will destroy you.
I’m your new God. A better one. So you will bow down and profess your love unto me, your Lord. Or I will destroy you.
This one wins. Everyone else go home.
Awakening the Destiny
a.k.a. A Supernatural/Merlin AU with a Happy Ending
Part One: The End of the World
Well this makes me happy about a bad situation.
I don’t want to be a feminist anymore. Like a five-year-old, I want to close my eyes, stick my fingers in my ears, stomp my feet on the floor and scream “No! No, you cannot make me, I won’t, leave me alone!” I am, simply put, too tired. So very, very tired.
I am tired of fighting with my friends. I am tired of arguing that someone groping and slapping my butt isn’t “what I have to expect”, just because I’m at a bar, and the one attacking my butt has a drink in the other hand. I am tired of hearing “boys will be boys” and “when you’re dressed like that …” and “that’s just what guys do”. I am tired of trying to drown those sentiments in loud, repetitive no’s, screamed over and over again, till my throat is sore and my voice weak – just to hear them repeated, as soon as exhaustion threatens to silence me.
I am tired of being afraid. I am tired of seeing someone writing something offensive, sexist, racist, ageist, ableist, somewhere online. I am tired of seeing those writings getting likes and lol’s, and SO TRUE’s. I am tired of being consumed by confusion and anger, typing, typing, typing and typing a seemingly endless response, including research, links and statistics, and then hesitate clicking “submit”. I am tired of knowing that I hesitate because I am afraid of the flood of responses that will come. I am tired of knowing that I will be bombarded with lighten up’s, stop whining’s and get a sense of humor’s for so long, that I will start to wonder if I am indeed wound up too tight, a nagger and humorless. I am tired of the fact that I’m afraid of being called a cunt, even though I don’t find genitalia insulting or demeaning.
#’cas get out of bed or i’ll push you out’ #’cas come shower with me you stink and i want to suck your dick’ #’cas come on it’s 11 fucking 30 in the morning’#’cas sam made french toast i’m going to eat yours if you don’t get your lazy ass out here’ #’cas goddammit it’s 1 in the goddamn afternoon you can’t stay there forever’ #’no i’m not bringing you lunch i’m not enabling you’ #’ok cas move over sam went on a supply run and it’s time for little cas to at least get some exercise today’ (via divachester)
#Cas thinks even if he had been born human and had to learn to suffer them all his life #he’d still find mornings terrible #they’re terrible because there’s that window between getting out of bed and breakfast #where Cas is forced to be conscious without coffee #they’re terrible because who in their right mind would elect to escape the perfect cocoon of warmth beneath their blankets #Cas tries to tell Dean this #in between grunts and other unworded protests from beneath the covers #he quickly finds that the bed’s warmth in and of itself is not much of a persuasive argument to Dean #to forgo the trials of waking up #he does find that his own body heat however #the naked planes of his chest and the hot curves of his thighs and the way his mouth opens lazily around Dean’s smile #is pretty much all the argument he’ll ever need to convince Dean that mornings will always be terrible to him #but to suffer them with Dean #well #they become not so bad #on mornings when Dean refuses to immediately indulge him though #Cas simply strides into the kitchen naked #he’s found that backup strategy has an 8 in 10 success rate of getting Dean back into bed #even quicker than Cas himself #otp: the greatest love story ever told (via dirtyovercoats)
|You should have looked further into the Yahoo! situation because she flat out said that Yahoo! isn't going to change anything about the "adult content" because of how much site traffic it brings. But you're being a lot more mature than most lol (:|
I know in the Huffington Post article it stresses that she has no intention of changing what makes Tumblr tick (with mention of of how exciting the buy is because of Tumblr’s difference from Yahoo! and that she isn’t worried about what’s not “brand safe”). But what a company says in the beginning to appease the existing users isn’t always what they follow through on.
I guess it’s just that bit of irrational fear of change that is sitting on me about it all. I understand that she has no mal intent. It just is a huge step for Tumblr.
I appreciate that you were mature about talking to me too. I’ve seen a lot of frustrated worrying on my dash and I don’t know how many of them have googled for answers.
So my first instinct was to search the tags for someone who would set me straight and tell me it wasn’t that big of a deal and to get over myself. But, for the most part, that wasn’t happening. The most people were saying is that Yahoo! could fix the messaging.
So I decided to go ahead with what always seems to work for me.
I made lists. And they came out as follows:
-MESSAGING: I’m going to get this out of the way first and say that they have the obvious advantage of a history dealing with messaging systems and could help sort Tumblr’s out.
-FLAGGING/TAGGING: Their approach to making Tumblr a more “family friendly” atmosphere could be by putting a tag box (similar to that on Deviantart) about the appropriateness of the post/photo. For example, they could make a NSFW tag box.
-HISTORY OF FEEDING OFF EXISTING GOOD THINGS?: They also bought Flickr and have treated it well. While upsetting the original users by enforcing use of Yahoo! logins, they haven’t corrupted Flickr to the point of complete unrecognition (though it has changed since they’ve taken over. But some change is expected with any site or company. So as to remain up-to-date). It’s still a usable and, I suppose, enjoyable site. But my point is they didn’t corrupt the good thing they got. They built on it.
-VIDEOS: We all know Tumblr videos are hell. And I while I don’t think Yahoo! videos have anything to brag about, it can’t get much worse.
-MULTI-TAG SEARCH: I’m not saying they’ll fix it but they do have their own search engine. So hopefully that’s something they can figure out.
-BLACKLISTING: While this could stand under the FLAGGING/TAGGING, the possibility of blocking certain tags (without using a third party option) could be in our sight. If Yahoo! is serious about making Tumblr more general user friendly, they might look into allowing users to more easily block content they don’t want on their dash. From Homestuck to spoilers to gore and porn.
-LESS CRASHING: Being a larger corporation, Yahoo! has a better ability to maintain high traffic and ease of use. We know we are all frustrated with how often Tumblr crashes and could use less of it. Here is an area where Yahoo! could help. David Karp has even listed this as a positive part of Yahoo!’s incorporation into Tumblr.
-MARISSA MAYER: I’ll admit I wasn’t paying attention to her until Yahoo! moved into Tumblr, but a strong, in-control businesswoman? Tumblr, she is right up our alley! She’s 37, married, announced she was pregnant as soon as she became President and CEO or Yahoo!, then built a nursery next to her office (at her own expense) for her kid so she could get back to work! She was listed at 14 by Fortune magazine on the list of America’s most powerful businesswomen in 2012. Before Yahoo!, she worked high up as an executive in Google. Having the background in Google, I worry much, much less about her involvement in Yahoo! (because we’re not going to kid ourselves and pretend that Yahoo! can compare to Google-). David Karp is still remaining CEO of Tumblr and, from her posts, she seems happy to work with him and understand him. I remain open to a change in opinion based on what her actions will be now that Yahoo! has bought us out. But I’m hopeful.
LINKS BACK TO TUMBLR: With Tumblr being a decently small website (on the grand scale of all things internet), you don’t end up with many links that allow for easy reblogging while off site. With Yahoo!’s new ownership, it could open up the possibility of links similar to options to like or share things on Facebook. At the bottom of articles or on videos, Tumblr could be brought into the main traffic of the internet.
Which brings me to my second, and long awaited, list.
-BRINGING IN THE CROWDS: With Yahoo! making the news with its purchase, there are likely to be more people looking into this new found site. Not to mention the fact that Yahoo! is sure to start actually marketing it. So prepare for it to go Myspace viral. Everyone and their mother will soon have a blog for their cats, instagram pics, and n00b life complaints. Prepare for the parents and preteens.
-AD SPACE: I’m pretty sure I don’t have to say that I’m worried about ads cropping up in every available spot for you to know it’s a legitimate worry. It’s already been mentioned that they plan on placing some on the dash, (but will leave blogger’s sites clean of ads without any permission to do otherwise).
-YAHOO! TRYIN 2 B KWEL: Knowing that Tumblr is a site predominantly used by a younger generation (comparatively), Yahoo!’s attempts in the past to relating to us does not leave much to look forward to.
-CENSORSHIP: Yahoo!’s ownership of Flickr has overseen times where censorship has been used in places such as Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Korea. When German users rose an uproar about the restrictions, complicated age laws were cited by the site for the cause. However, no matter what the reason, once censored, never forgiven.
-GOODBYE PORN BLOGS?: While most users aren’t bothered by porn blogs (because if you don’t want it on your dash, you just unfollow it), there has been criticism for the amount of porn that exists on Tumblr. While it is possibly an unfounded fear, the Tumblr we’re used to might be up for changes we’re not going to immediately be comfortable with.
-LINKING TO OUTSIDE BLOGS/INTERESTS: I’m not entirely sure if I should be putting this on positive or negative, but the Yahoo!Tumblr blog has mentioned interest in helping users find more things that they are interested in by using existing Yahoo! technology. This sounds like them saying that they are going to push for you to follow related links to pages they can profit from. Similar to related ads that might pop up on the side of Facebook or Youtube, based on what you’ve been searching. While this is a good thing if you’re interested in finding new content, it doesn’t paint a pretty picture for simplicity or lack of ad space. And since I hate manipulative and leading ads more than I like interest adventures, this ones takes a hit for the negatives.
-DRIVING THE NUMBERS: Yahoo! is a company that is interested in profit. It’s going to go where the numbers lead it. So if a push in one direction pulls in a ton of people, it’s not going to really matter what the old users think; as long as the numbers coming in outweigh the numbers going out. They are looking for traffic.
So after all that, I’m going to settle on an unpopular opinion. I’m terrified of what Yahoo! holds for us, and what it means for what we know and love, but I am looking forward to what it can offer us. Faster, smoother, easier. Those are good things. Of course I’m going to keep fighting tooth and nail against the stupid things they want to change (don’t touch Tumblr’s affection for tasteful gay porn), but after researching, I’m more open to what they might be taking on.
Yahoo!, I am not someone who will go down easy when something I love is threatened. And Tumblr is something I’ve fallen in love with. It’s a safe haven where I don’t have to worry about the rest of the internet or the world. It’s a community of people that make me feel inclusive and unjudged. We have fandom wars that are irrelevant to anything else important in the world and then blog for social justice. It’s topsy-turvy but it’s home.
I’m not asking for you to understand why we love this place. And I’m not even asking you to preserve what we have and not share it. I know that’s not a reality.
I’m just asking that you respect what’s been built. This home. This place.
And don’t ever underestimate fangirls. We are creators with passion. And occasionally tempers (if our keyboard mashing of feels in anything to go on).
So, I suppose, bring it on?
He drags one hand, rough, down the arc of one wing, and Castiel arches back against it, breathing ragged through his nose. Dean had no idea he could do this before; never even imagined how much Cas would like it, either; his blunt fingers tagging, catching on the feathers, and each gentle tug drawing another surprised breath from Castiel.
Castiel - sat indian-style on the bed in front of him, back bare, wings rising wide and fanned out from it - makes a sharp, desperate, keening noise when Dean fists his hand in one of his wings and leans forward to kiss the back of his neck. He shuffles forward; fits himself close, with Castiel’s naked back between the vee of his legs. He tugs again and Castiel groans, tipping his neck backwards onto Dean’s shoulder, wings trembling under Dean’s hands.
Cas likes to lay with his ear to Dean’s chest, listening to the steady thumping of his heart and feeling the gentle rise and fall of his breathing. Dean runs his fingers through Cas’ hair, and Cas hums a little. He brings his hand up to twine together with Dean’s, and they fall asleep like that - wrapped up in one another, breathing, happy.