October192014 387
haydenwilliamsillustrations:

Monster High ‘Howling Hot’ Clawdeen Wolf by Hayden Williams

haydenwilliamsillustrations:

Monster High ‘Howling Hot’ Clawdeen Wolf by Hayden Williams

6PM 34682

midnight-alter-clocks:

cutequeerandangry:

mermaidskey:

nevada-verbena:

Self-taught chef Rhiannon over at Cakecrumbs has been working on a fun series of planetary cakes that are designed to be scientifically accurate with different types of cake representing various layers within Earth and Jupiter.

(This Is Colossal.)

Her cake game is strong.

This would be so fantastic if my future child were to turn this in as their solar system project.

Well this bashes the hell out of the phrase “the cake is a lie”.  This was awesome, and that she taught herself this makes it epic.  

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skelettkrieg:

dasgefulwenn:

WELCOME TO THE SKELETON BAR FUCKBOY! WANT SOME SPIRITS?

Look at his tragic establishment where skeleton veterans drink away the horrors of the skeleton war

skelettkrieg:

dasgefulwenn:

WELCOME TO THE SKELETON BAR FUCKBOY! WANT SOME SPIRITS?

Look at his tragic establishment where skeleton veterans drink away the horrors of the skeleton war

2PM 753

heyhaley17:

Fangirl Challenge Top 10 Non Disney Animated Movies 9/10

Secret of Nimh

(The great owl wasn’t terrifying at all)

12PM 2702

seananmcguire:

candycornpizza:

a-little-bi-furious:

absentlyabbie:

tosailuponthesea:

tomasthebreaker:

How about no? Queer characters are humans. Humans die. That’s like me saying “Don’t kill black or Hispanic characters because I’m black and Hispanic or because they’re black and hispanic”. Characters die. It sucks.

Yes, it does suck. Because representation of minority groups matters. When queer characters are consistently used to prop up straight leads and killed off to give their straight counter-parts angsty storylines, it is a problem.

And yes, it is actually very much like saying “don’t kill black or Latin@ characters.” Because those groups also suffer from issues of representation.

It’s not that queer characters should never ever die. It’s that we haven’t yet reached a point where that one queer character’s death (and it’s not just one) is incidental because there are so many other queer characters on the screen.

Shows like Orange is the New Black, Sleepy Hollow, How to Get Away with Murder, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine all have multiple POC in lead roles. But there is much further to go.

Stephanie Beatriz (who plays Rosa Diaz on Brooklyn Nine-Nine) wrote about how she was shocked to even get the role because a Latina actress (Melissa Fumero who plays Amy Santiago) had already been cast. How messed up is that?

LGBTQ+ representation is arguably even worse. In fact, the only show I can think of that is currently on air that has more than one main queer character is Orange is the New Black. (Correct me if I’m wrong. Please.) And bisexual characters are even rarer than gay & lesbian characters. Not to mention the bisexual erasure that happens, when a character who has previously had feelings-for-or-relationships-with people of one gender, begins to have feelings-for-or-a-relationship-with someone of another gender, and is declared to have “become” gay without even acknowledging the possibility that their sexuality is more fluid than that. (Willow “gay now” Rosenberg from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Ramona “it was just a phase” Flowers from Scott Pilgrim both spring to mind.)

GLAAD in their Hollywood survey pointed out “that studios seemed ‘reluctant’ to include LGBT characters in comic book adaptations and action franchises" in particular. Hmm.

On Agents of SHIELD, we had two in-charge, incredible, fierce lesbian agents who were both killed off for shock value & possibly Hunter’s angst, who weren’t even given the screen time to establish their sexualities or relationship.

On Arrow, we had a kick-ass, powerful, inspiring, bisexual hero who was literally thrown away in the garbage to further Oliver’s angst and to fuel Laurel’s evolution into Black Canary.

I say again, STOP KILLING QUEER CHARACTERS.

ALLLLLLL OF THIS ^^^^^^^^^^^^

Also let’s not forget that Black Canary explicitly was not labeled bisexual because the writers and producers "really wanted to approach it like not be salacious, and be sensitive, and be realistic."

“‘studios seemed ‘reluctant’ to include LGBT characters in comic book adaptations and action franchises’ in particular.”

what the ever loving FUCK

If killing one queer character/character of color/character who is a positive representation of their religion/etc. means literally reducing the number of available characters by 10% or more (usually more), THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN AN OPTION FOR THE CHOPPING BLOCK.

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helenasbookuniverse:

written-beast:

books ruin me.

and my bank account

6AM 1526
tamorapierce:

trynottodrown:

Photographer: Fiona Ayerst

"You go in the cage … cage goes in the water …  shark’s in the water … *our* shark … [sings] Fare well, and adieu to you fair Spanish maidens, Fair well and adieu to you ladies of Spain…."  Captain in "Jaws"

tamorapierce:

trynottodrown:

Photographer: Fiona Ayerst

"You go in the cage … cage goes in the water …  shark’s in the water … *our* shark … [sings] Fare well, and adieu to you fair Spanish maidens, Fair well and adieu to you ladies of Spain…."  Captain in "Jaws"

4AM 6498

themightyglamazon:

formerqueenregent:

"Yes," said Eustace, "and whenever you’ve tried to get her to come and talk about Narnia or do anything about Narnia, she says ‘What wonderful memories you have! Fancy you still thinking about all those funny games we used to play when we were children.’ "

"Oh Susan!" said Jill. "She’s interested in nothing nowadays except nylons and lipstick and invitations. She always was a jolly sight too keen on being grow-up."

"Grown-up, indeed," said the Lady Polly. "I wish she would grow up. She wasted all her school time wanting to be the age she is now, and she’ll waste all the rest of her life trying to stay that age. Her whole idea is to race on to the silliest time of one’s life as quick as she can and then stop there as long as she can."

"Well, let’s not talk about that now," said Peter.

       

#ProblemofSusan indeed.

Kicked out of a beautiful land where she was valued and royal, because she became too much of a woman.

Didn’t spend the rest of her life trying to prove that she was really still pure and girlish enough for the magic again.

Sought a woman’s life that she could own herself, that no one could take from her.

Wonder why.

There is much about Narnia I want to love, but much more that stops me short.

Thank goodness for The Stone Gryphon.

(Source: tsarskoschei)

2AM 261440

ninfia:

Do you ever have that moment when a kid is looking at you and you realize that they’re looking at you as a grown up? Then its like no child im a children too, dont. Im sorry my outward appearance confuses you.

October182014 23

Misandry

guardianofscrewingup:

jas720:

african-emasculator:

I personally believe that misandry pertaining to MOC is very real. Whether you’d like to believe it or not white women have a lot of power. They are the standard of beauty and always seen as pure. White women particularly white feminists tend to demonized the sexist/heinous acts of MOC much harsher than the sexist/heinous acts of white men. Y’all kept quiet about what Sean Penn did to your homegirl Madonna but constantly antagonize Chris Brown. But that’s none of my business…

Thats not Misandry, that is racism. In any context misandry is not real.

This. 

Those same white women usually disrespect and demonize WOC, too., especially black women. I consider myself a feminist because that’s really the only movement I have to get behind but everyone knows white feminism has a ton of racists in it. It’s damaging as hell and hard to rout out because they think they’re so forward-thinking and righteous that they can’t possibly have prejudices. 

It’s why so many WOC are leaving the mainstream feminist movement and becoming womanists instead. That’s why any mainstream feminist worth their salt should examine their beliefs for racial prejudices and support the womanist movements without demonizing WOC for leaving mainstream feminism, a place where many have made them feel unwelcome.  

I’ve honestly never seen white feminists who demonized MOC that treated WOC any better and many times I’ve seen them treat WOC even worse

6PM 6616

raptorific:

Yo but seriously if you think Romeo and Juliet is the worst couple to liken your relationship to, you’ve never met a couple who compare themselves to Joker and Harley

4PM 79

keyofnik:

I know a lot of people took this as further evidence (or at least hinting) of looming Senshi/Shitennou pairings (with the accompanying excitement or dread as personally befits them). This may simply be my own desperate wishes showing, but I really don’t get that.

What I get from this?

"Oh fuck that is the last thing I saw before I died once and I have just shit my pants."

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

If only he had kept driving away…

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