On my way to Expo now! Looking forward to debuting Creeper Eight!
By the way, has everyone listened to Tales From The Vault? If not, you really should. It’s basically an hour of Daphne Ashbrook and Yee Jee Tso being awesome, with cameos from 60s/70s companions as an added bonus. It also has a nicely written plot, but really, that came second to just enjoying them being awesome together.
And it’s getting a sequel in July with The Master! Hooray!
(Source: darlingohara, via bebopcello)
Hello, Billy! (Eyeholes and elastic added, looks even weirder as a result. Expo shall get quite a creeping tomorrow!)
Well, the size of Creeper!Eight mask is just about perfect. Now I just need to add the string, and decide whether I want eye holes or if I should just wear it for photos. :P
I will not be including pansexuals…. because I am not pansexual, and my blog is not about pansexual people, and I do not have any experience as a pansexual person.
Do I believe we need greater solidarity among non-monosexuals? Yes.
Do I believe that bi and pan people need to reconcile their differences and work together? Yes.
But I am not going to go out of my way to include pansexual people in my bisexual space, because as far as I’ve seen, pansexual people have given me no reason to. Most pansexual people are quick to jump in and label themselves the “most inclusive” and to slap around definitions of bisexuality such as “attraction only to men and women” and “attraction to only cis men and cis women” and “attraction to the two genders” and to tell us how binarist and transphobic we are.
I refuse to include pansexuality in my commentaries, and reblogging them to add things like “don’t forget pan people!” and “(pan people too)” and other things to passive aggressively “remind” me to include pansexuals in my commentaries about my experiences is the number #3 way to get on my shit list.
There is a time and a place to work on bisexual and pansexual issues together. This is neither the time, nor the place.
This is a bisexuals-only space.
Edit: And I know that this whole view point probably makes me a horrible person or some shit, but honestly… I don’t want to set up any illusions here. I CAN’T speak about pan issues because I’m not pan. And I don’t want to and I’m not going to waste my time trying. There are other pan bloggers out there who can certainly speak on these things, and who do speak on these things, and other areas that are general non-monosexual spaces. Go follow them… Or follow me but don’t come here telling me you want me to be inclusive of pan people in my bi space. That’s not how this works.
Around the time I first started getting involved in bisexual activism on Tumblr, I decided that I’d do my best to involve pansexuality in my posts if I could ever go 25 posts in the “pansexuality” tag without encountering either false definitions of bisexuality or outright biphobia.
… I’m still waiting for that day.
Occasionally I’ve seen this phrase fallaciously used as some sort of indictment of bisexual people, usually in an attempt to backup the faulty premise of bisexuality being just a phase, as opposed what it really is; simple statistics.
Assuming for a moment that this statement is accurate, you have to bear in mind that people who experience same sex attraction are a minority, whilst those who experience opposite sex attraction are the majority. If we take a hypothetical bisexual male, the potential partners for this person are described by the green field in the following (poorly made) Venn diagram:
Specifically; male people who are attracted to other males (a minority) and female people who are attracted to males (the majority). The number of potential female partners for this hypothetical male bisexual is obviously much greater than the number of potential male partners and so, in most cases, the hypothetical male bisexual will end up with a partner of the opposite sex.
This says nothing about the person’s attraction, it’s a simple demonstration of the law of large numbers.
This is an excellent point, and I must admit, it’s something that never occured to me, despite how obvious it seems now!