I’m 27. I’m probably too old to be fangirling over teen dramas like My Mad Fat Diary, but I don’t care. I love it… and here’s why.
Because I am Rae Earl, and I married Finn Nelson.
Okay, maybe not exactly, but close. In fact, it is so rare to see a love story that emotionally mirrors mine that, after watching both seasons of MMFD, I was simultaneously unsettled by and in love with Rae and Finn’s relationship. It was as though I was watching myself fall in love with an unattainable, skinny, mysterious guy that surprisingly wanted me.
I am Rae Earl, and I married Finn Nelson, essentially.
I say this because the first time I saw Mark (my husband), I wrote him off thinking he was way out of my league.
Because in every group setting, his eyes found me and stayed there, but not in a creepy way… in a “This girl has substance that I’m not finding anywhere else” kind of way.
Because he was never embarrassed to be around me.
Because, even after our affections were made known to each other, he still hung back until I was comfortable with moving forward.
Because the first time he asked if he could kiss me, I told him no, because I didn’t want him to feel obligated.
Because I didn’t feel worth it.
Because the first time I let him kiss me, he made sure to let me know that he wanted it.
Because he made sure that I knew he wanted me.
Because I am so negative, and I always run my mouth when I’m anxious.
Because he sits back and listens to me when I need it.
Because he tells me to shut up when I need it.
Because I don’t need him in order to love myself, but I did need him to help me learn myself so that I could love.
Ohhh… everything you said is killing me. Such a lovely couple :D
I’m crying :’)
Moment of silence for all the people who will never see this joke because they blocked the word ‘Spoiler’.
There’s a new trend taking over the social media pages of young British Muslims, and it’s targeted right at the Islamic State.
As Mic has previously reported, there’s something troubling about calling this terrorist group the “Islamic State,” since they do not accurately represent Islam or Islamic beliefs, but a twisted and perverted interpretation of the global religion.
So to combat this, young activists, led by Britain’s Active Change charity, are telling the terrorists to stop acting under the banner of Islam by circulating the hashtag #NotInMyName and calling out the group for “hiding behind a false Islam.”
I am so fucking sick of this
I am sick to fucking death of it
I’m sick of the fact that western islamophobia has reached such a stage that Muslims have to constantly reassure you bigots that we’re not terrorists and don’t go home planning to bring down western society any time there is any self-styled jihadist group starts committing the most unspeakable atrocities.
Why do we have to do this?
Every single fucking time, we have to actively denounce every single bomb and every single bullet fired in the Muslim world lest it be used as proof of our inherent violence and brutality.
We don’t want to do this; we don’t want to engage in these kinds of campaigns and don’t want to have to constantly reassure you close-minded fucks that we have no plans for violent proselytisation.
This is YOUR damn problem. It’s YOUR fault that you can’t look at us without seeing terrorists.
I’m sick of apologetically pandering to non-Muslims in the west and I’m sick of being expected to be constantly wearing a hangdog expression whenever this happens.
YOU are the bigots that create fear and paranoia around Muslims and around Muslims exclusively.
Where is the call for every single Sri Lankan to denounce the Tamil Tigers?
Are the Irish constantly demanded to apologise for the actions of the IRA in the past?
Is every single Jewish person called upon to actively criticise Israel for one of the longest running genocides of modern times?
Which other group is considered to be little more than a group of pseudo-sleeper agents waiting to pounce upon the ‘hospitality’ of western nations and usher in a world where non-Muslims are treated as Muslims are treated now?
I am sick to the absolute back teeth of you people.
Next time I see someone talk about Brazil in their fanfic and then use same Spanish word, I’m gonna flip my shit. I don’t care you don’t know anything about my country, Google exists for this reason. I fucking have to know how many fucking states there are in the USA, the least you can do is to know Brazilians speak Portuguese.
Missing McFly is okay and understandable. Getting annoyed with temporary McBusted fans is okay and understandable. Sending hate to anyone because they aren’t doing what you want them to do is not okay or understandable.