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prongsvssquid:

Snow White twist where Snow White is played by a dark-skinned woman with snow white hair

  • another twist: the story focuses on beauty in the context of racial prejudice 
  • the stepmother is white and known as the ‘fairest of them all’ but then this girl with dark skin grows to be more beautiful than her and she doesn’t understand and she doesn’t like it and she is threatened by it
  • you can see where this is going

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cassandrajp:

tarynel:

lastnightsmusings:

"i am not at all physically attracted to you"

is an absolutely valid reason to not want to date someone.

People had the nerve to call me shallow for this.

By the way, it’s also totally cool to turn someone down without explaining your reasons. You are not interested, no will suffice. Do not feel pressured to explain your decisions to someone else. 

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vzxy:

Quite possible the greatest tweet ever written. 

vzxy:

Quite possible the greatest tweet ever written. 

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psychoticallysweet:

2-knights-1-asteroid:

ms-ashri:

toastylynx:

Are you ready for Freddy Foxy?

I was making this costume with the intention of having it done for Halloween, but I got my ass in gear and managed to have it (mostly) done for today at Edmonton Expo!

I frightened more than a couple children.

W O W that’s amazing 

points is better than mine

I don’t usually care much for fur suits but wOW 

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BB Gunman Fires at Jews in Baltimore on Rosh HaShanah →

thejewsareinspace:

returnofthejudai:

littlegoythings:

returnofthejudai:

mental-mona:

I have close friends who live right near there.

I think it speaks to my current mental state vis-a-vis anti-semitism that I’m breathing a sigh of relief that it wasn’t a real gun instead of being outraged at the fact that a hate crime was perpetrated against Jews on Rosh HaShanah. 

yes but take a step back and realize how truly fucked that is

"yes there was a gun crime but thank god it wasn’t a real gun this time, it’s better than normal!"

it’s not normal to be shot at at your site of worship, or at all

why is this our normal

It really shouldn’t be. It really shouldn’t. But between the shootings, the property damage, the assaults, the shops refusing Jewish customers, the removal of the Kosher sections, the continued denials that anti-semitism is an issue at all… My expectations for humane treatment have been severely lowered this year. This blog’s existence is largely a product of that frustration and disappointment. I’m worried that our “normal” is going to get a hell of a lot worse before a critical mass of goyim notice or care.

theyll never care, even if they ever notice

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cannibalpsychopath:

nishlo:

nishlo:

nudists don’t have pockets

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mageofduck:

hopeless-wandering-to-hogwarts:

Art Student Meme

HOLY SHIT HE’S A MEME!?!!!!!!!

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zubat:

m-ooonn:

she sat in the water for like an hour, just staring at the water peacefully


An angel, honestly.

zubat:

m-ooonn:

she sat in the water for like an hour, just staring at the water peacefully

An angel, honestly.

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jumpingjacktrash:

goldenheartedrose:

It really sucks when someone you think you can trust posts an article entitled “Domestic abuse and why I chose to live with my abuser” where the author paints herself as innocent and paints her abuser as a horrible monster, responsible for horrific injuries, and how she hopes that next time she’s beaten into a coma, she doesn’t wake up and how she has a DNR bracelet etc. The conclusion of the piece is that her abuser is her autistic daughter.

What’s even more horrifying is that it took me two seconds to go, that writing sounds familiar, and took me two clicks to discover that it was written by Kelli Stapleton.

I want to scream. I feel sick. I feel horrified that such sentiment is still even now being lauded as brave, and that more people need to talk about these things.

If your autistic kid is abusing you, you might want to fucking take a look at how you’re treating them. Because that kind of behavior doesn’t come out of nowhere. Do they feel that it’s literally the only way to communicate? Is with their fists? Because you’ve ignored every other forms of communication? Because you’ve ignored their “no”?

I am furious and sad and I hate that I can’t really trust anyone anymore. I would say I can’t believe that a disability advocate would post something like this, but well, abled “allies” are constant disappointments.

remember that discussion we were having the other day where i said depicting abusers as irredeemable monsters can be ableist because some autistics lash out when overloaded and this is used to justify murdering us?

turns out the woman who tried to gas her daughter to death with a charcoal grill did just that. i am not even a tiny bit surprised.

In this post: ableism  child abuse  autism  serious shit  depressing shit  

queer-werewolf:

autistic pride is so important because autistic children like myself are constantly treated as and made to feel like burdens to their loved ones, their family, and even society as a whole.

we literally get people saying things like “if i was autistic, i would kill myself” and caretakers who get sympathy for wanting to kill autistic kids. people will justify our existence only by how productive we are and how neurotypical we can appear. when parents find out their kid is autistic, it should not be immediately followed by an apology.

like, no, being autistic is not always fun or easy to deal with, but you can’t separate me from my autism, and i can’t keep feeling like i’m some kind of unfortunate happenstance.

autistic pride is important. i am not a burden. and if that means i’m ‘romanticizing autism’ or ‘glorifying it’, so be it.

autistic kids deserve better than this.

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honeylemonselfiequeen:

imagineyourfavoriterobot:

Imagine your favorite robot discovering that the word “fucking” is used to intensify adjectives in the English language, so they start enhancing their sentences with it… very fucking liberally.

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If someone comes to you and asks your help, you shall not turn him off with pious words, saying, “Have faith and take your troubles to God!” You shall act as if there were no God, as if there were only one person in all the world who could help this man–only yourself.

Rabbi Moshe Leib of Sassov (via shiraglassman)

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detrea:

The premise of minimum wage, when it was introduced, was that a single wage earner should be able to own a home and support a family.  That was what it was based on; a full time job, any job, should be able to accomplish this.

The fact people scoff at this idea if presented nowadays, as though the people that ring up your groceries or hand you your burgers don’t deserve the luxury of a home and a family, is disgusting.

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jumpingjacktrash:

roachpatrol:

ormondhsacker:

randsexual:

scifigrl47:

gingerjuju:

I just don’t understand where this concept of ‘fake geek girls’ came from. Like, AT ALL.

Cus when I look for fandom related stuff like 90% of the fan art and the fanfiction and the meta, zines, comics, etc. Like 90% of the shit that I’ve seen is created by women & girls.

And all that stuff take’s a lot of work and research and critical analysis and staring at reference photos for hours.

We are literally the most well versed and invested group in the fandom. So, like, What the fuck boys? You mad you can’t keep up?

I saw an argument, and I can’t find it now, but it totally made sense, that there’s a gender split in fandom. Male fandom tends to be a curator fandom; male fandom collects, organizes, and memorizes facts and figures. Male fandom tends to be KEEPERS of the canon; the fandom places great weight on those who have the biggest collection, the deepest knowledge of obscure subjects, the first appearances, creators, character interactions.

Female fandom is creative. Females create fanart, cosplay, fanwritings. Female fandom ALTERS canon, for the simple reason that canon does not serve female fandom. In order for it to fit the ‘outsider’ (female, queer, POC), the canon must be attacked and rebuilt, and that takes creation.

"Male" fandom devalues this contribution to fandom, because it is not the ‘right’ kind of fandom. "Girls only cosplay for attention, they’re not REAL fans!" "Fanfiction is full of stupid Mary Sues, girls only do it so they can make out with the main character!" "I, a male artist, have done this pin-up work and can put it in my portfolio! You, a female artist, have drawn stupid fanart, and it’s not appropriate to use as a professional reference!"

In the mind of people who decry the ‘fake geek girl,’ this fandom is not as worthy. It damages, or in their mind, destroys the canon. What is the point of memorizing every possible romantic entanglement of heterosexual white Danny Rand if someone turns around and creates a fanwork depicting him as a bisexual female of Asian descent (thus subverting Rand’s creepy ‘white savior’ origins)? When Danny Rand becomes Dani Rand, their power is lessened. What is important to them ceases to be the focus of the discussion. Creation and curatorship can work in tandom, but typically, in fandom, they are on opposite poles.

This is not to say that there aren’t brilliant male cosplayers or smashing female trivia experts, this is to say that the need of the individual fan is met with opposing concepts: In order for me to find myself in comics, I need to make that space for myself, and that is a creative force. Het white cis males are more likely to do anything possible to defend and preserve the canon because the canon is built to cater to them.

This is genuinely the best post I have ever read.

Comment bolded by me because effing important that’s why.

I want to point out tho that even in the rare situations where canon is for women, like Sailor Moon or My Little Pony, women and men still generally fall into their regular fandom patterns: women collaborate, re-imagine, and create, while men collect, protect, and compete.  

That being said, bronies—for all their sins—are actually a remarkably creative male group compared to, say, male batman fans. They create a hell of a lot of erotica, plushies, costumes, fanfic, fanart, games, songs, etc. Maybe it’s because they’re not being catered to, maybe it’s because they learned from the initially large amount of female fans, maybe both? It’s really interesting. 

i say this not to disagree with anything above but to add to it: i and all the other queer male fans i know fall on the creative rather than the curating side of fandom.

which adds support to the bolded sentence above. we’re not included, so we come to things already expecting we’ll have to create non-canon content as part of relating to canon. and then even in a canon that does offer us some inclusion — say, homestuck — we’re on the creative side because that’s how we’ve learned to relate.

(although i did run across a couple guys who instantly went into curating mode the second dirk/jake was canon, and got all hostile about people writing either of those characters into other ships, but i think that was more like “i am desperately clutching the only canon gay couple i have been given and i am terrified people will take it away” rather than actual gatekeeping.)

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