I want to talk about David Alleyne for a minute. I want to talk about bisexuality. I want to talk about how I lived 21 fucking years on this planet, 21 years consuming massive amounts of media, movies, tv shows, comics, and I had never until this moment seen a character say “I’m bisexual”. I want to talk about being 13 years old and knowing that gay people existed but thinking I was sick and broken because I couldn’t ‘choose between being gay or straight’.
"It was like realizing something that was always true and I just couldn’t see it until now."
I want to talk about how ashamed I feel for mocking my friend’s bisexuality in high school and forcing them back into the closet, all the while thinking ‘I fixed myself so why can’t you?’, never knowing how much I was hurting myself an others. I want to talk about the bone deep fear I feel around people I don’t know if I can trust. I want to talk about how it is absolutely no different from the fears gay men and lesbian women have. It’s the same racing thoughts, the same paranoid worries, is this person safe? Can I trust them? Can they tell? Is there something about me that will tip them off? Did I let something slip that I shouldn’t have?
I want to talk about how hard I cried after reading this issue of Young Avengers. Because I’d never seen anyone, fictional or real, be allowed to identify themselves as bisexual without question or ridicule from their peers. No doubt, I’ve seen characters that are attracted to multiple different genders, but they are never ever allowed the agency to tell the world who they are on their own terms. It’s always other people who get to decide what they are. They’re too gay for one partner, or too straight for another, but they are never proudly, defiantly, lovingly allowed to be bisexual. David is a revolutionary character, for so many reasons, and I can’t speak to what he means as a bisexual man of color, but I want to talk about how David Alleyne changed my life.
Kieron, you’re aces
♥ you so hard dude
Hope you didn’t miss this post
so for some reason hershey’s thinks that golden apples would be great to sell as valentine’s candy
so i got one and wrote this on top:
and left it on a table in the studio
less than five minutes later people were fighting about it
my plan has thus far been a success
I love you
you do realize this is how the trojan war started right
this is definitely how the college au of the iliad starts
"Now come along, Sis. Time to go see the doctor."
"Oh, hello, Doctor! How are you? <3"
”??… No, no, no. Not THAT one.”
Dude ok, this happened to me when I was working with Aladdin and Jasmine. We were playing hide and seek with some kids and Aladdin accidentally knocked over a display in one of the shops. So of course the manager comes over and demands to know what the hell is going on to me, and I’m freaking out because I don’t know how to explain why we had enough time to play hide and seek, and Jasmine is at a lost for words…then freaking Aladdin without missing a beat starts RECITING THE MOVIE. He just steps right up to the manager and says “Oh thank you kind sir, I’m so glad you found these two! I’ve been looking all over for you guys..” and Jasmine just naturally falls in rythm reciting the movie too. All the kids we were playing with were in awe, the manager was too shocked for words, and I’m just at odds with myself trying not to fangirl over the entire thing. They even did the whole camel scene (like the picture above) when we left. Long story short: Aladdin and Jasmine are awesome, and stopped us from getting in huge heaps of trouble
That’s fucking brilliant.
I had a dream the other night that they made a Night Vale movie and that Cecil was introduced with a very dramatic shot of him walking down the station hallway until it pans down and you see he’s wearing light-up sketchers