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I did that thing yesterday where you’re holding someone’s hand and then you slip, but you don’t let go of their hand so while you’re falling in slow motion, you’re accidentally taking them down with you. If he was taller than me and aware that I was falling, it would’ve made some sense to keep holding his hand, but he was Eli and walking ahead of me, completely unable to prevent me from falling and totally unaware that he was about hit the pavement, too. Only it also wasn’t pavement, it was the slick, star-lined sidewalk of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and people were everywhere, including the one guy who’d just relieved himself in the alley. But it was ok! Eli did sort of break my fall and after we all ducked into the nearest gift shop, we agreed that he and I really did deserve this award.

Not the one on the right, though. Not that one.

Not the one on the right, though. Not that one.

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  1. I am so glad that you are okay after this slip-and-fall.

    Also I want you to know that I never miss a single edition of AAA because whenever I do, my fiancé will inevitably be like “i’m reading about the [thing]” and I’ll be like, “oh, what [thing]?” and then she’ll be like “it was in laneia’s also also also,” because she never misses a single edition of the AAA. i just want you to know that i am sitting here in a lawn chair ready for this.

  2. That dumb-dumb is dumb but he accidentally brings up a pertinent thing in my thought processes other than how lack of representations media influences perspectives ect.

    Some of the nice woodsy places I visited growing that one could camp at were rural, predominantly or overwhelmingly white, and other factors that make me hesitate to go visit, never mind camp, with a person of colour. Being clearly “city folk” is one thing, but being a white AFAB human with a AMAB human of colour who may or may not be my significant other is another.

    You can WANT to go camping, you could LIKE to go camping but is going camping safe? I mean just living while black in daily life without getting shot or choked to death in a banned hold. Why spice it up by getting killed in a Deliverance the Race Edition situation and your loved ones with no closure because no one’s going to comb the wilderness looking for your body.

    Does this sound too out there a thought process or like apologetics for a moron?
    If so sorry.

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