Q:hi! i heard you say once that whites getting mohawks is appropriative and was just wondering if you could expand on that please. thank you for your time!
I’ve explained this multiple times before and Google is available at your very fingertips. In fact, it would have been faster than bothering me. So go Google this like you actually give a shit and can do your own research.
steve would totally use ‘password’ as his passwords for pretty much everything, that’s such a steve thing to do. i mean, the guy kept his apartment key under a brick anyone could’ve kicked over and hid the most important flash drive in a vending machine behind two packs of gum. my god steve.
This is what pre-serum Steve would look like if, instead of being waify and tragic, he were chubby and still a 5’2” weakling. No really. I used a really good ref of a twink who’s that height and combined it with a photo of Chris Evans’ face—all I added was the fat. This is exactly what Steve would look like.
It occurred to me as I was drawing this that fandom probably would not be as obsessed with pre-serum Steve if he were canonically chubby like this. They just wouldn’t, even though this is just as likely a body type for Steve to have. (If anybody tries to give me shit about “But it was the Depression, he wouldn’t have enough food to look like this”: FUCK OFF, some people are naturally built this way even when on a restricted diet) It wouldn’t change anything about the plot or characterization, because Steve could still be every bit as sickly while looking like this and he’d still get harassed and mocked just as much, if not moreso. Bucky could still be in love with him.
But people don’t think that fat disabled kids are sweetly tragic like people think disabled-and-painfully-underweight Steve is. If pre-serum Steve were fat, I’m willing to bet more of the fandom would agree with all the bullies and think he really is pathetic and should be fixed.
Can you tell I made myself really angry while drawing this? Because this, this is the pre-serum Steve I actually want. I’m tired of the glorification and romanticization of starved, underweight bodies.
Accidentally managed to trigger my anorexia today by looking at old photographs of myself when I was the same size/shape as pre-serum Steve.
I’m pretty sure I need to start drawing pre-serum Steve as chubby now to compensate
Matthew Tennyson and John Light as Puck and Oberon in the Globe’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2013
Pretty sure hobbitkaiju will like this.
I am legit saving these for skinny!Steve refs
Stimming is not just a coping mechanism
I see this defense of stimming a lot:
- It’s wrong to train autistic people not to stim
- They use it to compensate for overload
- Or to focus
- Or to compensate for other problems
- Or to express distress
All of this is true. But it also misses the point. Stimming isn’t just a coping mechanism. It’s much more than that. Stimming is a positive part of autistic experience, not an unfortunate-but-functionally-important thing we have to do.
Imagine if facial expressions and tones of voice were considered wrong, and someone defended them this way:
- It is wrong to teach children to adopt a flat affect
- Children need to be able to frown
- Children need to be able to indicate through the tone of their voice that something is wrong
- Children need to be able to cry. That’s a way of coping with pain and overload
All of those things are true. But if that’s all defenders of tone and facial expression said, it would be horribly misleading. Body language and tones are more than that, and they are good.
Stimming is like that too.
- Stimming is not just necessary. It is also natural, and good
- Flapping in response to a nice texture is not fundamentally different from smiling in response to the smell of a flower
- Rocking in response to someone saying something offensive is not fundamentally different from frowning in response to a slur
- It is ok for autistic people to have autistic body language