AHHH I GOT AN EMAIL FROM MY HOST FATHER 

I AM SO READY TO GO TO JAPAN


labyrinthnook:

annabellioncourt:

labyrinthnook:

meanie-face:

labyrinthnook:

David Bowie showing off his ballroom glad-rags for Labyrinth.

You know what I want to see more of in Labyrinth fanfic? 
The fact that Jareth wears HEELS.
There’s this kind of not-talked about thing in Labyrinth fanfic where, with the exception of fairy glitter (the punchline of half the Jareth related jokes the other half being unnecessary crotch jokes), all of Jareth’s more “feminine” tastes are basically often not talked about or erased.
Like, everybody wants to say that the makeup on him, the eyeshadow etc., are “fae markings” and not…you know… FUCKING MAKEUP.That he probably glitter-magics on himself every morning/every five hours when he changes his outfit. 
And it’s not just gender expression and identity that is erased from the picture. I’ve read a fanfic in which non-heterosexuality was totally foreign to the world of the Underground and to Jareth himself. I’ve read fanfics in which only heterosexuality was depicted/represented - in a world full of the fae. 

This is actually a fascinating point and something I’ve observed myself. It’s interesting that Bowie is globally famous for defying gender conventions and flaunting sexual boundaries, yet in the pocket universe of the
Labyrinth fandom he’s almost always depicted as a powerful alpha-male who’s only interested in women. I would speculate that there are several reasons for this: 1. Most Labyrinth fanfiction is written by girls/women who consider David Bowie to be attractive and like the pairing between Jareth and Sarah. Therefore, they focus on the Jareth/Sarah romance to the exclusion of everything else. Jareth’s being bisexual doesn’t even enter the equation. 2. I think that, to an extent, people are repressing the androgyny Bowie is famous for when they write Labyrinth fic. This is mainly because the suggestion that Jareth is effeminate or not manly in some way would get in the way of the idealised Jareth/Sarah romances people tend to enjoy writing/reading. 3. The third reason is practical, and is that there simply aren’t any humanoid male characters in the film to pair Jareth up with. You do find the occasional Jareth/grown!Toby fic, but these are very much niche and only appeal to a minority of readers.

I’ve seen a lot of the tight pants and glitter references but I’ve also read a lot of fics, albeit on the humorus side, where a straight (or bi or pan, who knows who else he’s into besides Sarah) Jareth follows around a college/young adult Sarah and while at her apartment would often swipe some of her cosmetics since they were easier to apply than whatever concoction he used in the Underground. And I don’t remember which one it was, but it was on FF and I wish I still had it, they were getting ready at her place to go to a club or something, and he took two hours to get ready at her mirror using her makeup only for her to be standing there in a blouse and slacks and nice eyeliner while he was emitting cosmetic glitter and wearing “an outfit even Ziggy Stardust even question”I remember that line of Sarah’s pretty well.Anyway…I just thought it was an interesting post because I never came across the erasure of the fact he has some “feminine” tastes; I had a short ficlet once where she’s standing next to him in heels, and he’s not in heels and finally realized he’s not so tall.
Though the trope of the dark or gothic villain being the other would also signify someone who didn’t fit a social parameter for gender as an other, the fandom took that fear of othering a non-binary person into making it so that you wouldn’t ever dream of seeing anything but a very masculine Jareth when he’s presented as a dark figure. But who’s to say that a non-binary person can’t be just as intimidating as a stereotypical male figure? Or this could be taken as the stories are very much about a young woman’s fears and wishes, much like Angela Carter’s stories (I’m in the midst of prepping to do a massive writing project in her style for Labyrinth), where women tend more to see masculine men as sources of fear or people to be wary of then men who come across as more delicate—they always seem safer to a woman, in general.

This is a very important counterpoint to my own post on this issue. As I tend to read ‘darker’ stories I don’t often encounter fluff where Jareth nicks Sarah’s make-up, but it seems that that’s a mini-trope in and of itself!

labyrinthnook:

annabellioncourt:

labyrinthnook:

meanie-face:

labyrinthnook:

David Bowie showing off his ballroom glad-rags for Labyrinth.

You know what I want to see more of in Labyrinth fanfic? 

The fact that Jareth wears HEELS.

There’s this kind of not-talked about thing in Labyrinth fanfic where, with the exception of fairy glitter (the punchline of half the Jareth related jokes the other half being unnecessary crotch jokes), all of Jareth’s more “feminine” tastes are basically often not talked about or erased.

Like, everybody wants to say that the makeup on him, the eyeshadow etc., are “fae markings” and not…you know… FUCKING MAKEUP.That he probably glitter-magics on himself every morning/every five hours when he changes his outfit. 

And it’s not just gender expression and identity that is erased from the picture. I’ve read a fanfic in which non-heterosexuality was totally foreign to the world of the Underground and to Jareth himself. I’ve read fanfics in which only heterosexuality was depicted/represented - in a world full of the fae. 

This is actually a fascinating point and something I’ve observed myself. It’s interesting that Bowie is globally famous for defying gender conventions and flaunting sexual boundaries, yet in the pocket universe of the
Labyrinth fandom he’s almost always depicted as a powerful alpha-male who’s only interested in women. I would speculate that there are several reasons for this: 1. Most Labyrinth fanfiction is written by girls/women who consider David Bowie to be attractive and like the pairing between Jareth and Sarah. Therefore, they focus on the Jareth/Sarah romance to the exclusion of everything else. Jareth’s being bisexual doesn’t even enter the equation. 2. I think that, to an extent, people are repressing the androgyny Bowie is famous for when they write Labyrinth fic. This is mainly because the suggestion that Jareth is effeminate or not manly in some way would get in the way of the idealised Jareth/Sarah romances people tend to enjoy writing/reading. 3. The third reason is practical, and is that there simply aren’t any humanoid male characters in the film to pair Jareth up with. You do find the occasional Jareth/grown!Toby fic, but these are very much niche and only appeal to a minority of readers.

I’ve seen a lot of the tight pants and glitter references but I’ve also read a lot of fics, albeit on the humorus side, where a straight (or bi or pan, who knows who else he’s into besides Sarah) Jareth follows around a college/young adult Sarah and while at her apartment would often swipe some of her cosmetics since they were easier to apply than whatever concoction he used in the Underground. And I don’t remember which one it was, but it was on FF and I wish I still had it, they were getting ready at her place to go to a club or something, and he took two hours to get ready at her mirror using her makeup only for her to be standing there in a blouse and slacks and nice eyeliner while he was emitting cosmetic glitter and wearing “an outfit even Ziggy Stardust even question”I remember that line of Sarah’s pretty well.
Anyway…I just thought it was an interesting post because I never came across the erasure of the fact he has some “feminine” tastes; I had a short ficlet once where she’s standing next to him in heels, and he’s not in heels and finally realized he’s not so tall.

Though the trope of the dark or gothic villain being the other would also signify someone who didn’t fit a social parameter for gender as an other, the fandom took that fear of othering a non-binary person into making it so that you wouldn’t ever dream of seeing anything but a very masculine Jareth when he’s presented as a dark figure. But who’s to say that a non-binary person can’t be just as intimidating as a stereotypical male figure? Or this could be taken as the stories are very much about a young woman’s fears and wishes, much like Angela Carter’s stories (I’m in the midst of prepping to do a massive writing project in her style for Labyrinth), where women tend more to see masculine men as sources of fear or people to be wary of then men who come across as more delicate—they always seem safer to a woman, in general.

This is a very important counterpoint to my own post on this issue. As I tend to read ‘darker’ stories I don’t often encounter fluff where Jareth nicks Sarah’s make-up, but it seems that that’s a mini-trope in and of itself!

corseque:

A wonderful meeting, or a beautiful thing can exist. We depict hatred, but it is to depict that there are more important things. We depict a curse, to depict the joy of liberation. What we should depict is, how the boy understands the girl, and the process in which the girl opens her heart to the boy. At the end, the girl will say to the boy, ‘I love you, Ashitaka. But I cannot forgive humans.’ Smiling, the boy should say, ‘That is fine. Live with me.’”  ( — Hayao Miyazaki)

          


thorxndor:

since I’m 18 now I had to call the hospital myself to get test results and I was simply planning on saying that I had a blood test last week and if I could get the results back but when the woman answered I said “I want my blood back” and hung up the phone, so I’m never trying that again


forevergirlkorra:

zutara or korrasami {asked by anonymous} 

tyzula or korrasami {asked by anonymous}



senor-cactuar:

the avengers?

how about the international justice league of super acquaintances

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Track Title: Pon de Replay

Artist: Rihanna

Album: Music of the Sun


kefkaownsall:

hopeissuffering:

Western weeboo meets japanese weeboo

Half of tumblr is both at the same time


itsbetterthananal:

im waiting for the day i can use this as a reaction image and confuse everyone for a good 5-30 seconds before they get it

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say it with a surfer accent and you’ll get it


octoberwaffle:

I got bored at work.


monkeysaysficus:

joshisasoftie:

sixpenceee:

Mayflys are a winged insect that have a short lifespan. They mate in such a way that all of them mature in the exact same time. The will die out soon, but for the time being Wisconsin looks like something straight out of a horror movie. 

SOURCE

THIS IS SOME MOSES SHIT

THIS IS SOME SHIT UP WITH WHICH WE WILL NOT PUT

i screamed at just the top picture


metztlixochitl:

thatscute4u:

thatlupa:

When nude sheer material actually matches your skin, righteously beautiful things happen 😍😍

These girls are not playing this prom season

Dream wedding dress omg

metztlixochitl:

thatscute4u:

thatlupa:

When nude sheer material actually matches your skin, righteously beautiful things happen 😍😍

These girls are not playing this prom season

Dream wedding dress omg


usbdongle:

you ever notice a lot of stuff is considered poor and gross unless its upper middle class (white) people doing it

food trucks in the 90s were the realm of taco trucks and fairground food and were always considered unhygienic and nasty until all these rich city kids started opening food trucks and now they’re “trendy” and “innovative”

riding your bike to work is only considered geofriendly if you can also afford to drive a car but don’t want to, then you’re saving the earth, everyone else isn’t somehow??

recycling old cheap stuff to be used as furniture and wearing really old clothing is a sign of poverty unless you’re doing it a certain way or wearing a certain kind of old clothing

double standards are gross and you should expose them in your life as much as possible