Flower Boy Next Door is a great Korean TV series about a girl, Dok Mi, who never leaves her apartment. She’s a copy editor haunted by her past, and watches other tenants in the apartment complex through her window. Enrique is a video game developer, recently back from Spain. When a misunderstanding causes the two to cross paths, the other tenants take an interest in Dok Mi, and attempt to help her come back into the world.
(Also, her neighbors are working on a webcomic!)
All 16 episodes are avaliable over at Drama Fever
The series also contains one of my favorite songs in the world, Talkin bout Love by J Rabbit
Y’all are mad that Laverne Cox isn’t on Time but have any of you considered that no one thinks she’s influential?
a happy couple might’ve got married today
someone might’ve kissed their best friend and realized they are gay today
someone might’ve found out they were officially cancer free today
someone might’ve finally finished their debut novel today
lots of interesting things might’ve happening today
we should celebrate
you’re the kind of person everyone needs in their lives
This textpost literally just saved my life.
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Fill this out in my ask box! One point for every correct answer. Ten points total. I’ll reply with your total score!
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>gettin hot and heavy w/ a girl
>she then tells me to talk dirty
>tell her that 10% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions are stored in dirt
>she’s still turned on and now she knows a little more about mother earth
>copulate and educate
Please consider emailing Time magazine at email@example.com to get them to reconsider not putting Laverne Cox on their list. She overwhelmingly got voted in at 91.5%, but was not put on there. Meanwhile, Carrie Underwood had 25% of the vote and was put on there.
The erasure of trans women, and women of color needs to stop. Ms. Cox does nothing but good work.
The Letter I just sent to Time Magazine
To Whom It May Concern,
I’m boggled by something. You had a reader poll to help select the Time 100. This is awesome and a great way to connect with people. So why is it that someone who had overwhelming reader support got left off the list? I’m talking about Laverne Cox. She had 88,481 people vote for her, and an astonishing 91.5% positive rate. By my calculations that’s 80,960 positive votes. Lets look at some of the people that DID make the list over her:
Amy Adams: 22,278 votes, 45.7% positive = 10181 positive votes
Matthew McConaughey: 20823, 44.1% positive = 9182 positive votes
Peele & Key: 21250, 75.7% = 16086 positive
Seth Meyes: 13683, 40.5% = 5541 positive
Benedict Cumberbatch: 90271 (1790 more votes than Laverne), 65.8% = 59398 (but 21562 less positive votes)
Here I stayed within the same category Laverne fell in, Movie and Television Entertainers. The only one who had near the amount of readers vote for him as Laverne had vote for her (and indeed, he had more) fell over 20,000 positive votes shy.
Sadly Laverne’s omission from the Time 100 does not surprise me. It angers me, it saddens me, but it does not surprise me. Just when trans* people are finally getting some exposure in a positive light (after years of being portrayed as nothing but jokes, victims or predators) it’s too much to hope that our most vocal and visible transgender advocate gets some recognition in a list like this. No, we can’t have that. Have to sweep her aside, no matter how many people think she belongs on the list. Have to erase the trans* people because they don’t belong.
I used to have respect for Time Magazine. When Maya Rhodan covered my own story in September, I was elated. It meant that I had made enough of a difference to make national headlines. (That story is here: http://swampland.time.com/2013/09/16/transgender-community-steps-closer-to-employment-equality/). I was overjoyed at this. But now I’m outraged. It seems that advocates like Laverne, like Janet Mock, and like myself, still have a long way to go before we can get something as simple as recognition.
Thank you for reading,
Transgender Rights Advocate
To people trying to claim that Laverne Cox didn’t do well enough in the Time Magazine poll to list.
Let me tell you something about today. Today was the hottest day of the year in New Jersey, I woke up sweating despite air conditioning because it was 95 degrees. Now, i did what any logical person would do and I put on my favorite pair of shorts so i wouldn’t be sweating throughout the day.
Even in my shorts i was sweating my balls off but I went through half of my day as normal, no boys stared at my ass or tried to grope me in public yet when i went to the the cafeteria a teacher told me to go to the office because he finds my shorts inappropriate. I head down to the office to find a group of girls wearing shorts and skirts sitting in a small room in the office, we where all ordered to call our parents or to change into the clothes they had offered us from the school store. These items of clothing included sweatpants and a large heavy sweatshirt. I obviously refused to where those because it was 95 degrees and when you are sweating the key to cool down is NOT to put on more clothes. They told me I would have to stay in that room the whole day if it came down to it.
I was able to leave the office when my friend gave me a pair of yoga pants. The man who made me go down to the office brought down several other girls as I was leaving, at this point they didn’t care how long the shorts where they just sent everyone who was wearing a pair down. They warned me that if I put my shorts back on they would right me up.
I put them back on anyway because just walking down the hallway in those yoga pants made me faint, dizzy,and extremely hot. Thats the main issue, it is hot enough for people to pass out in school but to the school system they would rather a girl suffer from a heat stroke then to have a boy become turned on. My shorts don’t say “COme fuck me in the middle of class” they say,”Its warm out”
The sexualizing of innocent students is not okay
Risking students health is not okay
and tHE LACK OF FEMINISM IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM WILL NEVER BE OKAY
Today was literally horrible
I hate our school so much
I can’t reblog this enough omg
That’s because New Jersey sucks
lets play a game, guess what im eating
friend is mean?
friend makes you feel bad?
friend doesnt act like a friend?
i’m confused do I kill him or what