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"my feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit." -flavia dzodan

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prettylittletmi:

New Orphan Black clip

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gyzym:

the-one-blog-to-rule-them-all:

i think it would be neat if netflix doubled as a dating site like “here are 9 other singles in your area that watched supernatural for 12 straight hours”

(via ficklefandoms)

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benfoldsone:

tardisity:

Concept art for The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

ITS A METAPHOR

(via solaceames)

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rubycosmos:

lonahtem:

i’ve finally found an accurate image of what i’d do if i was a bird

birb must spin

rubycosmos:

lonahtem:

i’ve finally found an accurate image of what i’d do if i was a bird

birb must spin

(Source: elpoderdelocio, via thisgirlgames)

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Anonymous asked: what's extreme is people like you not realizing that sometimes diversity can go too far. When characters are made black or disabled or gay for no reason it hurts the story and it hurts the cause of the people who are supposedly being represented.

blue-author:

I like how you sent me an ask claiming that no one says a thing except people rhetorically making fun of the position that no one actually holds, and then you send me an ask clarifying that you hold exactly the same position.

I’m kind tempted to just not address anything else you said and just marvel in the perfection of that.

What’s the reason for making a character white? What’s the reason for making a character straight? What’s the reason for making a character abled or neurotypical or cis?

When you assume that making a character Other relative to yourself weakens the narrative, you’re revealing a terrible thing about yourself: that you can’t imagine that those people have backstories and inner lives the way that you do.

Every single person in a fictional narrative is ultimately there because a writer decided they needed to be there, but when the person looks like you and matches your expectations, you accept that this person who was made up for the plot had a life full of events that led them to the point where they’re appearing on the screen or page.

But when your expectations aren’t met, you start saying it’s forced. You can’t accept that events led them here because you don’t grant them the kind of life that you know you have. Your empathy does not extend to them. 

Look at how many white people think they can relate to a little girl in an industrial orphanage who falls in with a capitalist robber baron during the Great Depression more than they can relate to a little girl in the foster system in modern New York who falls in with a career politician, all because of a difference of race. The original Annie’s situation and world were only slightly less alien to us than the Victorian period, but making her white somehow makes her relatable in a way that a little girl who clearly exists in our world isn’t.

The fact is, empathy is linked to imagination and we can (and do!) relate to people who are literally alien beings in literally alien worlds. The choice not to relate to Quvenzhané Wallis as Annie—or a Black or gay or female or trans video game character—is a choice to shut off both imagination and empathy. 

The failing is not with the narrative, it’s with you.

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04/15/14
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luvvdivine:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a queen!

luvvdivine:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a queen!

(via arseniccupcakes)

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dylanobylan:

i went to look up coup de foudre (“love at first sight”) but i fucked up

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i fucked up so much

i didn’t know it was possible to fuck it up this much

(via samanticshift)

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vulcsmash:

Joffrey hate aside, I think we should all thank Jack Gleeson for the excellent performance he has given us while on Game of Thrones. It takes a lot to make a character that repulsive and vile when you’re the complete opposite in real life.

Well done Jack.

(via anirresistiblysexyperson)

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cosimaclonehaus:

things that need more lesbians in them

  • tv shows
  • films
  • me

(via mx-lee)

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lightspeedsound:

lokisgift:

thehijabilolita:

Felt like dressing up this morning. It’s the first time my dad has seen me in lolita. It went very well!

OH MY GOSH BOW

I LOVE THIS

lightspeedsound:

lokisgift:

thehijabilolita:

Felt like dressing up this morning. It’s the first time my dad has seen me in lolita. It went very well!

OH MY GOSH BOW

I LOVE THIS

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Anonymous asked: YOU ARE SO FUCKING STUPID READ THE BOOK ASSHOLE. HE CLEARLY STATES THAT ONE PACKET OF CIGARETTES LASTED HIM 3 YEARS DICKWAD, DONT JUDGE A CHARACTER THAT IS MEANTTT TO BE PRETENTIOUS ON A TINY SNIPPET OF A MOVIE YOU CLEARLY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT

unsuccessfulmetalbenders:

why would i want to read a john green book i love myself

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04/15/14
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I am byesexual as in I’m not interested goodbye

(Source: sadillite, via metalgender)

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lucariomegas:

*puts pocky stick in my mouth* see, its a metaphor, i put the weeaboo thing in my mouth without eating it, so im technically not a weeb

(via anirresistiblysexyperson)

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mackllewhore:

its a metaphor, you see. you place your cursor right upon the killing thing, but you dont actually click on it.

mackllewhore:

its a metaphor, you see. you place your cursor right upon the killing thing, but you dont actually click on it.

(via maroonpantaloons)

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