i could see that.
i would watch that.
now that’s something that would be worth watching
"Daniel could be Snape"
I’m actually 1100% behind this
Pick any passage of 500 words or less from any fanfic I’ve written, and stick that selection in my ask/fan mail. I will then give you the equivalent of a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what’s going on in the character’s heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the rest of the fic, lots of awful puns, and anything else that you’d expect to find on a DVD commentary track.
…the heroine “incidentally” is blonde-haired and blue-eyed and pale-skinned (whitest of the white) while a female antagonist or villain “just happens” to have dark hair (sometimes curly), dark eyes, and other features stereotypically affiliated with Jewish women, Roma women, Latinas, and other non-white (or conditionally white) women?
I’m not like other girls!XD
I only have guy friends. I mean all girls do is start drama.
Oh my god, i hate sluts!
Other girls my age like to drink and party but i like to stay inside and read or watch netflix! I’m so weird.
All the girls in my school care about is makeup and shopping and all i care about is FOOD and VIDEO GAMES. lol sometimes i think i was born a guy.
I used to be one of the girls who said things like this.
And the main reason why girls like that younger me hate other girls is because of the patriarchy. It is because we have internalized misogyny that makes us believe the only way we can be worthwhile to the world is if we distance ourselves from other women.
We have to believe we’re not like other women, because if we are, then we are the weak things that patriarchy believes us to be. By becoming “one of the guys,” by sacrificing our sisters on the altar of the patriarchy, we do what we can to get by in a world that simultaneously rewards and punishes women for acting “feminine” - and simultaneously rewards and punishes women for acting “masculine” as well.
So I’m not saying that these thoughts are right - I’m saying that 90% of the time, they’re being said by girls and women who are taught their entire lives by the patriarchal values of their society that being a woman makes you lesser. The only way forward, in such a situation, undereducated about feminism and solidarity, while accepting that womanhood is a state of being lesser, is to say either “I am lesser” or “I am not a woman.”
So yes, this is bullshit - but it’s bullshit that needs to be combated with something other than sneers and rolled eyes and coolly unimpressed glares. It needs compassion and education and awareness and acceptance that “femininity” is not bad and “masculinity” is not good and a girl who likes to read is no different than a girl who likes makeup - and in fact, they can be the same girl!
It’s unfair to hold young teenage girls accountable for spouting back the toxic shit the patriarchy feeds them, when they have been given no opportunity to learn anything else.
Censorship: The government says, “No, you cannot publish that.”
Not censorship: Your consumers say, “No, I find this problematic and I will not buy it.”
Also not censorship: Your consumers say “All of you writers/artists need to stop doing the problematic thing if you want us to buy your product,” and encourage other consumers to say the same.
Also also not censorship: A fellow consumer of media says “Your arguments about how this is not problematic are wrong, and/or you are a jerk.”
(Arguably a form of censorship but not a violation of constitutional freedom of speech: the publisher / network / producer / website owner says “No, you cannot use my platform to say that.”)
And while I am pretty vehemently anti-censorship for a whole host of reasons, if you cite freedom of speech as a defense when called out for saying something repugnant, I will almost immediately take you a hell of a lot less seriously.
When the defense for your argument is “Well, it’s not actually illegal for me to say the thing,” then you have a weak argument.
Did a simple, graphic book cover for Watership Down in my spare time while working on another cover for the same book. I just had too many rabbit ideas. Pretty happy with this concept and the way it came out.
Oh wow, if this isn’t just the bees knees! It’s such a good balance of elegant and off-putting.
My city is in chaos.
This is what’s happening to Hong Kong right this minute.
It is difficult for me to put into words, but simply put, University students started a class boycott movement demanding democracy and universal suffrage from the Hong Kong and Chinese Government this week, and the movement has escalated into citizens occupying Government Square and now, a main road leading into Hong Kong’s central hub.
Most protesters are younger generation Hong Kongers, including university students and even secondary school students. The leader of the student movement himself is barely even old enough to drive a car.
The movement began peacefully with citizens merely sitting quietly and occupying a public space in a silent protest on Friday night.
Then at 7:00 in the morning the next day, policemen stormed into the public square and began clearing out the area by force, dragging youngsters out violently, injuring many of them. Policemen have also been witnessed to beating youngsters without reason, and using high-concentration, anti-riot pepperspray on civilians who are merely attempting to protect themselves. No civilian put up any sort of fight or attempt at assaulting the police as far as i know,
(Police justified clearing out the area with the reason that protesters are holding illegal meetings in a public space.)
(Protesting civilians who remained on the streets overnight are wearing plastic wraps and raincoats under 30 degree weather in an attempt to protect themselves should the police utilize peppersprays again.)
The movement escalated again tonight when the protesters (now 4 times the size of the student movement the previous week) occupied a main road leading to the central hub of Hong Kong.
The police barricaded the roads and attempted to stop more people from joining the crowd this whole afternoon, but the peaceful crowd remained persistent and would not leave the area even after the police issued verbal warnings. (I emphasize “peaceful”, because protesters continued to be orderly and did not display any forms of aggression. They even cleared out a path for cars to pass the area, something the police didn’t even bother to do.)
At around 6:00, the police began using peppersprays on civilians again, this time high-powered ones that came in tanks instead of in bottles. Our people continued to shield themselves with umbrellas, but the umbrellas were also soon snatched away by the police. Live feed videos have also confirmed that police have been misusing peppersprays by firing them at close proximity, and also not giving any sort of verbal warnings before firing.
Video of a policeman firing at an elderly man at point-blank range:
Yet again, protesters remained, and at 7:00, armed forces were sent into the crowd. They began firing tear gas capsules INTO the crowds and even INTO First-aid stations. The rounds came every few minutes and i counted at least 5 capsules being fired in a 10-minute period according to the live feeds.
at least 30,000 people continue to stand their ground right this second, more armed policemen are being sent in, and news is that these police are ordered to use guns (loaded with plastic bullets) on civilians if protesters continue to remain.
I fear for the people because policemen are not what they used to be anymore. These “police” who should be protecting us are now private armies for the government. I am watching my city die. It’s a terrifying feeling. If the police feel they are justified to use force on innocent civilians, tonight could end up in another massacre just like that of the Tian An Men June Fourth Massacre in 1989.
And at this point I am too emotional to say anything else except that we need your prayers and your support. Please spread this out, people all over the world need to see what is happening right now.
LIVE FEED OF THE CURRENT SITUATION:
Here’s that single live feed from Apple Daily TV if you want only a stream without multiple platforms going on at the same time for the time being. Apologies for having no english subtitles but hopefully it’s not hard to get what’s happening:
If the Winter Soldier was responsible for the Kennedy assassination and Magneto tried to STOP the Kennedy assassination then that must mean somehow Magneto lost a fight to a guy wITH AN ENTirE ARm MADE OF METAL
when you rediscover music you used to listen to years ago and it’s still good.
i used to be so picky about what i post and reblog but it’s just slowly deteriorated into a state of “why not”
TBH I’ve actually gone the opposite direction. I used to be like “sure, why not” and now I’m like, “How much do I actually enjoy this? Do I want to expend the effort necessary to reblog and tag this? Is this something I think my followers will want to see?”
sokka is a gift
this is the spanish version of one day more, featuring what i think is one of the strongest casts ever
basically, listen to this, and i dare you not to get chills