23 year old artist, I'm a huge Homestuck fan, wannabe illustrator, and bisexual girl.

 

Strip cards against humanity on Saturday!

Anyone want to come? Last time it was all gloriously dorky people, so this time we might throw in some Homestuck cards. And alcohol. We’ll see, depends who comes.

So far we have 3+ people. =D

Don’t ever compliment me by insulting other women. That’s not a compliment, it’s a competition none of us agreed to.

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"it’s a competition none of us agreed to"  I want to give the author of this quote the hardest dap ever. 

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A white girl wore a bindi at Coachella. And, then my social media feeds went berserk. Hashtagging the term “cultural appropriation” follows the outrage and seems to justify it at the same time. Except that it doesn’t.

Cultural appropriation is the adoption of a specific part of one culture by another cultural group. As I (an Indian) sit here, eating my sushi dinner (Japanese) and drinking tea (Chinese), wearing denim jeans (American), and overhearing Brahm’s Lullaby (German) from the baby’s room, I can’t help but think what’s the big deal?

The big deal with cultural appropriation is when the new adoption is void of the significance that it was supposed to have — it strips the religious, historical and cultural context of something and makes it mass-marketable. That’s pretty offensive. The truth is, I wouldn’t be on this side of the debate if we were talking about Native American headdresses, or tattoos of Polynesian tribal iconography, Chinese characters or Celtic bands.

Why shouldn’t the bindi warrant the same kind of response as the other cultural symbols I’ve listed, you ask? Because most South Asians won’t be able to tell you the religious significance of a bindi. Of my informal survey of 50 Hindu women, not one could accurately explain it’s history, religious or spiritual significance. I had to Google it myself, and I’ve been wearing one since before I could walk.

We can’t accuse non-Hindus of turning the bindi into a fashion accessory with little religious meaning because, well, we’ve already done that. We did it long before Vanessa Hudgens in Coachella 2014, long before Selena Gomez at the MTV Awards in 2013, and even before Gwen Stefani in the mid-90s.

Indian statesman Rajan Zed justifies the opposing view as he explains, “[The bindi] is an auspicious religious and spiritual symbol… It is not meant to be thrown around loosely for seductive effects or as a fashion accessory…” If us Indians had preserved the sanctity and holiness of the bindi, Zed’s argument for cultural appropriation would have been airtight. But, the reality is, we haven’t.

The 5,000 year old tradition of adorning my forehead with kumkum just doesn’t seem to align with the current bindi collection in my dresser — the 10-pack, crystal-encrusted, multi-colored stick-on bindis that have been designed to perfectly compliment my outfit. I didn’t happen to pick up these modern-day bindis at a hyper-hipster spot near my new home in California. No. This lot was brought from the motherland itself.

And, that’s just it. Culture evolves. Indians appreciated the beauty of a bindi and brought it into the world of fashion several decades ago. The single red dot that once was, transformed into a multitude of colors and shapes embellished with all the glitz and glamor that is inherent in Bollywood. I don’t recall an uproar when Indian actress Madhuri Dixit’s bindi was no longer a traditional one. Hindus accepted the evolution of this cultural symbol then. And, as the bindi makes it’s way to the foreheads of non-South Asians, we should accept — even celebrate — the continued evolution of this cultural symbol. Not only has it managed to transcend religion and class in a sea of one-billion brown faces, it will now adorn the faces of many more races. And that’s nothing short of amazing.

So, you won’t find this Hindu posting a flaming tweet accusing a white girl of #culturalappropriation. I will say that I’m glad you find this aspect of my culture beautiful. I do too.

Why a Bindi Is NOT an Example of Culture Appropriation 

by Anjali Joshi

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1. What tends to feel better for you, sex or masturbation?

2. Your 5 favorite spots to be stimulated.

3. Have you ever had your prostate stimulated?

4. Have you ever had an orgasm from anywhere other than your genitals?

5. Do you prefer clitoral or vaginal stimulation?

6. Can you touch your clitoris directly, or does that hurt?

7. Are you well-acquainted with your G-spot?

8. Are handjobs boring, or underrated?

9. Do you like having your balls touched?

10. Do you like having your nipples touched?

11. Do you like having your anus touched?

12. Have you ever been fisted (anally or vaginally)?

13. Do you like mild roughness (scratching, spanking, hair-pulling, etc.)?

14. Do you have any kinks?

15. Are you into anything under the BDSM umbrella?

16. Do you pee in the shower?

17. Do you ever masturbate in the shower?

18. Have you had sex in the shower?

19. Do you like being naked?

20. Do you sleep partially/fully naked?

21. Have you ever skinny dipped?

22. What's the most unusual thing you've done nude?

23. Have you ever to a nude beach, naked party, or other situation involving casual nudity?

24. Are you comfortable being seen partially/fully naked by family or friends (i.e. getting dressed, etc.)?

25. Are you comfortable with partners seeing you nude in non-sexual contexts?

26. Have you ever showered with someone (non-sexually)?

27. Do you care if a partner sees you going to the bathroom?

28. Do you have naked pictures/videos of yourself? If yes, have you sent them to anyone? Are they online?

29. How many sexual partners have you had?

30. How often do you masturbate?

31. Age you started masturbating? How did you discover/learn about it?

32. What position do you typically masturbate in (laying on back, on stomach, sitting up, etc.)?

33. Describe your masturbation routine, technique, etc.

34. What do you masturbate to (porn, smut, imagination, etc.)?

35. Have you ever masturbated to the point you got sore?

36. Your thoughts the first time you got up close and personal with the opposite set of genitals?

37. Have you ever "compared" (genitals, breasts, whatever) with a friend?

38. What kind of underwear do you normally wear?

39. Do you ever go commando?

40. Have you ever had a wet dream/orgasmed in your sleep?

41. How big is your penis?

42. Does your penis curve at all?

43. Which testicle hangs lower?

44. How big are your breasts?

45. Do you long or short labia? Are they even or uneven?

46. Do you have a particularly large or tiny clitoris?

47. Are you circumcised or no? Are you happy with it?

48. Are you turned on or off by foreskin, or don't care?

49. What are you more into (or like more about yourself), boobs or butts?

50. Do you find genitals physically attractive, or weird/gross, or not feel strongly either way?

51. Do you like the way your genitals look?

52. Would you be able to pick out your genitals from a lineup?

53. Do you like your butt?

54. What do you do with your pubic hair (shave, trim, wax, nothing, etc.)?

55. Do you care/have a preference what partners do with their pubic hair?

56. Do you tuck your penis a certain way (i.e. left or right) when you get dressed?

57. Do you have or want any genital piercings? Do you like any on other people?

58. What is the quickest you've ever brought yourself (or been brought) to orgasm?

59. Do you ever "edge" (repeatedly stop and start) when masturbating?

60. What's the longest masturbation session you've had? Longest sex session?

61. What's the most orgasms you've had in one session (of anything)?

62. Do your orgasms tend to be full-body, or crotch-centric?

63. Spit or swallow?

64. When you ejaculate, do you more shoot or dribble?

65. Is it hot or gross to get ejaculated on?

66. Do you "squirt?"

67. Have you ever attempted (or succeeded) to give yourself oral?

68. Have you ever given/received a footjob, boobjob, etc.?

69. Have you ever had sex in a public place?

70. Have you ever had sex in a bed/on a couch that didn't belong to either of you?

71. Have you ever had sex/masturbated while somebody was sleeping near you?

72. How many rooms of your house/apartment/etc. have you had sex in?

73. Strangest/most unique place you've had sex? How about masturbated?

74. Have you had any sexual experiences that were downright gross?

75. Are you particularly "vocal" when masturbating/having sex?

76. Have you ever been caught masturbating/having sex?

77. Have you had or do you want to have a threesome (or foursome, or more)?

78. Do you own any sex toys?

79. Have you ever used a homemade sex toy, or a regular object as a sex toy?

80. Can a dildo feel as good as a penis (assuming the person with the penis is good at what they do)?

81. What are your favorite positions?

82. Your most embarrassing sexual experience?

83. Worst place/time you've ever gotten a boner?

84. Have you ever had any genital injuries?

85. Have you ever had a sexually transmitted infection?

86. Have you ever had a non-sexually transmitted genital infection (yeast infection, etc)?

87. If you lack a penis, have you ever tried to pee standing up?

88. If you lack a penis, how familiar are you with how you look down there?

89. Do you think you're "good" at sex, or your performance/skill could use improvement?

90. Have you "sexted" (whether through text messaging or IM chat)?

91. Have you masturbated for or with someone via webcam?

92. Have you have phone sex?

93. If you had the opposite set of genitals for a day, name 5 things you would do.

94. What's something you like about your body?

95. What's something you dislike about your body?

96. What body parts do you find the sexiest?

97. What was your most recent sexual thought?

98. Do you ever just play with your boobs, penis, labia, etc.?

99. When was the last time you touched your genitals?

100. Do you often imagine people naked?