Straw poll: Is “faggot” exclusively-male?
I use “bicha” (which is basically the brazilian term for “faggot”) to refer to myself as a queer woman, and have never been questioned on this by other queer men and women i interact with. In my close group of friends, queer and non-, they think it’s both a funny and accurate description of myself.
However, I have never seen anyone else use it to refer to people who are not DMAB, or to themselves if they don’t identify as male. And probably for that reason I avoid using it to describe myself in circles that don’t seem particularly queer-friendly, out of fear that it’ll be mistaken for a jab at queer people rather than the homorous admission that I am one.
(the continuation of a sentence
over a line break to create
effect) is a recognised poetic
it is taught in
schools and is not suddenly less
legitimate when used by
teenagers on the internet.
go fuck yourself, you
Jesse used to get really mad at me for interrupting him
because he’d pause before a conjunction
rather than after the conjunction
so I couldn’t tell whether he was done yet
because there might always be another clause coming
and he’s not one to rush things.
line breaks function as punctuation
but approximate the cadence of real speech better
a period sounds so definite and most of the time you’re not really that definite when you get to the end of a sentence
except when like
I gave my students an unscheduled holiday and my bosses like to annoy us about every tiny thing (then again, that’s just for general administrative bullshit, they have shown no interest whatsoever in how are classes going or how are we doing). If they get mad at it, i’ll explain my reasoning (students had a very tough first day which included taking an 8-page test and behaved well, I needed some time to correct the test and prepare according to it, the Carnaval made this a holiday for all my other classes and I thought it’d be good to keep their schedules matched up, they mentioned that some of their professors were extending the holiday, I gave them homework to make up for the lack of class) and if all of that fails I’ll just promise not to do it again and stick to that promise…
Then again, this is all my anxiety speaking, since our bosses are not keeping any track of our schedules and have pretty much given us free rein to decide on scheduling and activities. It’s really bizarre that I’ve been anxious, since my friends always consider me to be the chillest person they ever met and I’m usually the one to calm everybody down. I guess I’m just nervous and feeling like I have to prove myself and make all of my education as a teacher count, but that’s just silly because I know I’m more than capable, I’m experienced and my students tend to like and respect me.
after two weeks of anxiety and freaking out…
has actually become
a soothing activity ?????