Mental illness is like fighting a war where the enemy’s strategy is to convince you that the war isn’t actually happening.
Anonymous asked: what are the best phantom blogs to follow?
Okay, I’ve been meaning to make a Phantom of the Opera blog follow forever for a while now, so I guess this will be it! :)
Here is a list of Phantom blogs that I highly recommend, organized by category. All blog names are listed in alphabetical order.
I have listed blog names only once, though some blogs belong in more than one category, which I have indicated in parentheses.
If I follow you and your name doesn’t appear here, it probably just means that I haven’t seen you on my dash when I’ve checked recently, because I have a terrrrrible time remembering names.
For awesome people in the Phandom that you need to be following:
absynthe—minded, angedelmusique, annabellioncourt, bematthe, bigpurplebasket, bluecoolkind, butdreamsoflove, chinatown84, crummyknee, cursemercy, darthxerik, dirtyrainboots, dying-suffering-french-stalkers, equestrphan, exactacrafts, far-too-many-notes-for-my-taste, fdelo, gothicmanatee, helplesslonging, hetspook, hisangelofmusic, itsnotjustforgaysanymore, kattrynna, letthesongtakeflight, letyoursoul, littlegustaveandfamily, little-lotthe, madamecuratrix, marcsliebisch, matheusmarchetti, mecha-dom, meggiry, mendedpixie, michaelcrawfish, needleinapileofneedles, october-skyfall, opera-gangster, operafish, panarophile, persephoneshadow, phangirllnd, phansince1995, phantines, phantoms-angel, punjabchild, queenabeck, rachelbarrells, rewindedmiracles, sirfaggot, sopranomonroe, soulsoaringphan, swirlofgown, thefleetstreetvicomte, theoperagohst, thescorpionorthegrasshopper, wibblywobleytimeywimeystuff
For folks with amazing Leroux knowledge:
For information about Phantom on Broadway:
For information about the Brilliant Original in the West End:
For information about replica and non-replica PotO productions:
For information about the Phandom prior to the 2000s:
For audio/video gifts and knowledge about past Phantom performances:
For information about Phantom costumes, and about costuming in general:
alvadee, apfelstrudelz, bloomingbanana, cocokat, elf-in-mirror, hopsjollyhigh, ididwhaticould, miss-annie-kay, muirin007, ninjagiry, opera-comic, phantoonsoftheopera, rumpelstiltskinned, silverfoxstole, spinningreds
annaohbyrne, butdreamsoflove, garymauers, electricportcullis, ifyouhappentoremember, guppyism, historicalty, i-remember-there-was-mist, notgoodnotnicejustright, ohmadchristine, phantomofthesalle, sorelli, swedishcosette, thatshapeintheshadows, themirrorbride, thesirentrick, xxsparksxx
For unique and creative Phantomy blogs:
For information about the Lon Chaney movie:
Okay, there are lots of other awesome blogs out there, and lots of other categories, but this gives you a good place to start!
Society often blurs the lines between drag queens and trans women. This is highly problematic, because many people believe that, like drag queens, trans women go home, take off their wigs and chest plates, and walk around as men. Trans womanhood is not a performance or costume.
its not that hard to get a job
[vigorously shakes you awake in the middle of the night] do you think a bee has ever had sex with a wasp by mistake?
Anonymous asked: Why are you so angry? I visited Smith once and saw tons of people on Chapin lawn. Isn't it nice to have company?
Belle featurette from Fox Searchlight Pictures
AHH! CanNOT wait for this to come out!!
Peggielene Bartels, A.K.A. King Peggy, is currently the King of Otuam, Ghana. She was chosen to be one of only three female kings in Ghana, and when she discovered that male chauvinists wanted her to only be a figurehead, she said: “They were treating me like I am a second-class citizen because I am a woman. I said, ‘Hell no, you’re not going to do this to a woman!’” When she encountered corruption and the threat of embezzlement to the royal funds, she declared “I’m going to squeeze their balls so hard their eyes pop!”
King Peggy has maintained her work in Ghana’s embassy in Washington, D.C. while making education affordable in Otuam, installing borehead wells to produce clean drinking water, enforcing incarceration laws to deal with domestic violence, replenishing the royal coffers by taxing Otuam’s fishing industry to improve life in the village, and appointing three women to her council.
“Nobody should tell you, ‘You’re a woman, you can’t do it,’” she insists. “You can do it. Be ready to accept it when the calling comes.”
Quoted from the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Ms. Magazine.
What a beautiful badass woman.
King Peggy has been on my blog before but this is my goddamn blog and I will have King Peggy on here twice if I want.
MORE FEMALE KINGS.
Always reblog King Peggy, who is on my dash far less than she should be. Did you know she has written a book about her life? It is great, and you should all get right on that if you haven’t already.
The reality is that fat people are often supported in hating their bodies, in starving themselves, in engaging in unsafe exercise, and in seeking out weight loss by any means necessary. A thin person who does these things is considered mentally ill. A fat person who does these things is redeemed by them. This is why our culture has no concept of a fat person who also has an eating disorder. If you’re fat, it’s not an eating disorder — it’s a lifestyle change.
Lesley Kinzel (via curvesahead)
I will always reblog this because it is so so important.
I just want to nail this to every stable surface I can find. I cannot count the amount of times that I’ve seen fat folks being encouraged, cajoled, and even forced into behaviors that would be recognized as disordered eating/exercising patterns in thin folks.
Pretty much everything that’s done on shows like The Biggest Loser would be called out as pro-ana/pro-orthorexia in a thin person. Exercising past the point that it hurts, to the point where you’re throwing up, even injuring yourself? Berating yourself because you didn’t lose ENOUGH weight this week? Constantly talking about how fat is weakness and thinness will make everything better, about how you can’t stand to be your current weight anymore? Emphasis on weight as a sign of how much control, strength, and worth you have? Viewing food as bad, as a temptation to sin? Constant sharing and talking about tips on how to minimize food intake, how to lose weight?
That sounds exactly like every pro-ana/pro-mia blog I’ve ever seen. It’s also what fat people are told we need to be doing to ourselves until we’re thin.
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