17

    Apr

  1. adolee:

    one of the best moments in star wars history.

    (Source: runakvaed)

  2. Source: sinvraal
    17

    Apr

  3. smashsurvey:

    Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception). 

    Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularlyhow do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them? 

    Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format. 

  4. 17

    Apr

  5. Source: englishsnow
    17

    Apr

  6. 
April 11, 1912: Titanic departs Queenstown, Ireland.
This is one of the last photos taken of Titanic.

    April 11, 1912: Titanic departs Queenstown, Ireland.

    This is one of the last photos taken of Titanic.

    (Source: fuckyeahrmstitanic)

  7. 17

    Apr

  8. joshutchersonn:

    get to know me meme - [1/10] favorite movies:  A Little Princess (1995)

    I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses. All of us.

  9. Source: superbilliam
    17

    Apr

  10. "you are a pretentious prick who is also a transphobic piece of trash, go to hell"
    Anonymous

    maureenjohnsonbooks:

    fishingboatproceeds:

    There is so much of this stuff in my ask box, and most of it not even anonymous, but I don’t want to call out any particular user because I know they’ll then get a lot of hateful asks and the cycle will just continue.

    First off, there’s a comma splice in your ask. I just have to let you know that, on account of how I’m a pretentious prick.

    I hope that I’m not transphobic. I’ve been public and vocal in my support for the rights of trans people for years, and I’ve tried over the years to amplify trans voices, from T Cooper to Stephen Ira Beatty, rather than pretending to be able to speak for them. 

    Look, I am a person, and I am not a particularly good one. I am screwed up and make a lot of mistakes. But I am not a piece of trash. I would imagine that you are also screwed up and make a lot of mistakes, but you aren’t a piece of trash either.

    But it is still hurtful—very hurtful—to hear people call me a piece of trash. It just makes me sad to hear, the way I think it would make most people sad to hear. The certainty and lack of nuance in that characterization reflects a broader lack of nuance in online discourse these days that just bums me out. 

    Stuff like this? It’s not activism. It’s hate mongering. 

    And it’s not even correct. Just because you levy an accusation at someone doesn’t make you right about it.

    This is the kind of stuff that will ruin the internet, if we let it. I hope we can get ourselves together and end this so we can have good things.

  11. Source: rachelkiley
    16

    Apr

  12. lokiale:

    midnight-pursona:

    "Your too fat."

    "I didn’t know [insert character] was black!"

    "Why don’t you do more black cosplays?"

    "Cosplay to your size!"

    "I don’t think that looks right on you, why don’t you cosplay [insert character] instead?"

    "Why is [insert character] black? They’re not black in the show."

    "You shouldn’t cross-play, it looks weird on you."

    "Your boobs are too big for [insert character]."

    To everyone who as ever posted a comment or question like this, my answer:

    I am a black plus size female cosplayer, if you don’t like it… well honestly I don’t care. The more you comment like an idiot, the more it feeds my will power to prove I’m an amazing cosplayer, not matter what you say. I may have days, or even weeks when I feel down about myself, but that will never stop me from doing what I love. I may have large boobs, chubby stomach, double chin, hair on my face, dark spots around my face and body, and a flat butt, but I rock any cosplay I put on. So grow up, and get out of my face. <3

    Some of my favorites are here, you did an amazing job cosplaying them! 

    Always reblog. Rock on, girl.

  13. 16

    Apr

  14. boldlygiffing:

Season 1 - Episode 21 “The Arsenal of Freedom”

    boldlygiffing:

    Season 1 - Episode 21 “The Arsenal of Freedom”

  15. 16

    Apr

  16. olisaurusrex:

    Bristol based artist Gareth Wood, aka Fuller, has spent over 500 hours creating a hand-drawn personalised map of the city. The cartographer claims his depiction was inspired by the residents view of the West Country’s capital, seeking to create a psycho-geographical landscape.

    The map will be exhibited in a grand unveiling at It’s All 2 Much gallery in Stokes Croft, on the 31st of May

  17. Source: hermionejg
    16

    Apr

  18. tfios-changed-my-life:

So this little cigarette right here has sparked a whole new brand of TFiOS hate, much of which is coming from people who claimed to love the book. 
Many people are now pointing out how “pretentious” Augustus is, and I can’t help but think, You’re only just now realizing this. He was written to be a seemingly pretentious and arrogant person. The acknowledgement of this is actually highly important because, without it, the book loses the message that a hero’s journey is that of strength to weakness. 
Augustus Waters has big dreams for himself. He wants to be known and remembered; he wants to be a hero; he wants to be seen as perfect. But there’s already something standing in his way… He has a disability, and society tells him that a person cannot be both perfect and disabled. So what does he do? He creates a persona for himself. He tries to appear older and wiser than he is. But the pretentious side of him is NOT who he truly is. It’s all an act. (This is evident in the fact that he often uses words in the wrong context.)
And when his cancer returns, we begin to see his mask cracking. The true Augustus begins to bleed through… Hazel even takes notice of this from time to time. And by the time we get to the gas station scene, Augustus is no longer the picture of perfection he was when we met him. The play has been canceled. The actor must reveal himself. And he’s revealed to be a weak, defenseless boy, succumbing to the cancer that is made of him. 
THE PRETENTIOUSNESS IS INTENTIONAL. It stands to show Augustus’s journey from flawless to flawed, from strong to weak. It’s the key to understanding that Augustus was the hero he always wanted to be, even if he didn’t realized it. 

It&#8217;s also a reminder that he&#8217;s what, 16 or 17? Surprise, tumblr: sometimes 16 and 17 year olds can be REALLY pretentious. It&#8217;s just easier to forgive it because they&#8217;re teenagers.

    tfios-changed-my-life:

    So this little cigarette right here has sparked a whole new brand of TFiOS hate, much of which is coming from people who claimed to love the book. 

    Many people are now pointing out how “pretentious” Augustus is, and I can’t help but think, You’re only just now realizing this. He was written to be a seemingly pretentious and arrogant person. The acknowledgement of this is actually highly important because, without it, the book loses the message that a hero’s journey is that of strength to weakness

    Augustus Waters has big dreams for himself. He wants to be known and remembered; he wants to be a hero; he wants to be seen as perfect. But there’s already something standing in his way… He has a disability, and society tells him that a person cannot be both perfect and disabled. So what does he do? He creates a persona for himself. He tries to appear older and wiser than he is. But the pretentious side of him is NOT who he truly is. It’s all an act. (This is evident in the fact that he often uses words in the wrong context.)

    And when his cancer returns, we begin to see his mask cracking. The true Augustus begins to bleed through… Hazel even takes notice of this from time to time. And by the time we get to the gas station scene, Augustus is no longer the picture of perfection he was when we met him. The play has been canceled. The actor must reveal himself. And he’s revealed to be a weak, defenseless boy, succumbing to the cancer that is made of him. 

    THE PRETENTIOUSNESS IS INTENTIONAL. It stands to show Augustus’s journey from flawless to flawed, from strong to weak. It’s the key to understanding that Augustus was the hero he always wanted to be, even if he didn’t realized it. 

    It’s also a reminder that he’s what, 16 or 17? Surprise, tumblr: sometimes 16 and 17 year olds can be REALLY pretentious. It’s just easier to forgive it because they’re teenagers.

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