moriartyfox:

benedictatorship:

meetingyourmaker:

The Great Game (Jim’s POV)
Actual events on that pool encounter.

YES OMFG

Dammit wrong door.

moriartyfox:

benedictatorship:

meetingyourmaker:

The Great Game (Jim’s POV)

Actual events on that pool encounter.

YES OMFG

Dammit wrong door.

goodkingnamor:

Now you too can gently float away from your emotional struggles just like like Wufei.

I’d very much like to punch a feminist.

adventureathlete:

thattallsummonerguy:

olisaurusrex:

true-blue-brit:

I’d never, ever hurt a lady but I’d be happy to punch a feminist.

It’d bring me great joy.

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I’m 6’2 and weigh 180lbs

ready when you are

Or if you’d like to have some more options….
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I’m 6’4”
228 pounds
and have 9 years of combined martial arts training and 3 years of being a Line Backer in football.
Just in case you are looking for variety.


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what about a lady and a feminist. warning, combatives certified soldier.

paleocat:

la la la la la love me love me love me love me love me like it’s prom night

lierdumoa:

benwinstagram:

tru

So I watched this music video, and this is in fact completely untrue. There are many scenes in which black/brown girls are casted.
One could conceivably argue that  any white star who features twerking in a music video is automatically being exploitative.
However, that was not my perception of this video in particular. It actually appeared to me the director took pains to portray a variety of dance styles (ballet, interpretive dance, rhythmic gymnastics, break dancing, twerking, cheerleading, etc.) all as equally valid art forms. Every performing group in the video includes a variety of ethnicities. I think I did actually see a black/brown dancer in the ballet troupe, though it’s difficult to tell. Look in the rear left of this gif:

We don’t know if they cast individual dancers or hired a dance troupe, so if black women are underrepresented that might say more about the dance troupe’s selection practices than the video director’s casting practices.
All the styles of dance, ballet or otherwise are presented in the same fashion — talented professionals being brilliant + Taylor Swift being endearingly incompetent. The black women in the video aren’t portrayed as Taylor’s dancing accessories, but rather as experts in their style:







Moreover, at the end of the video there’s a sequence showing all the different professionals being silly and dancing in a non-choreographed manner, thereby humanizing them, showing they exist outside of their role as dancers in Taylor’s video:


I think if we interpret the twerking scenes in this video as demeaning, that says more about our cultural perception of black women than it does about this particular video’s specific portrayal of black women. 

lierdumoa:

benwinstagram:

tru

So I watched this music video, and this is in fact completely untrue. There are many scenes in which black/brown girls are casted.

One could conceivably argue that  any white star who features twerking in a music video is automatically being exploitative.

However, that was not my perception of this video in particular. It actually appeared to me the director took pains to portray a variety of dance styles (ballet, interpretive dance, rhythmic gymnastics, break dancing, twerking, cheerleading, etc.) all as equally valid art forms. Every performing group in the video includes a variety of ethnicities. I think I did actually see a black/brown dancer in the ballet troupe, though it’s difficult to tell. Look in the rear left of this gif:

We don’t know if they cast individual dancers or hired a dance troupe, so if black women are underrepresented that might say more about the dance troupe’s selection practices than the video director’s casting practices.

All the styles of dance, ballet or otherwise are presented in the same fashion — talented professionals being brilliant + Taylor Swift being endearingly incompetent. The black women in the video aren’t portrayed as Taylor’s dancing accessories, but rather as experts in their style:

Moreover, at the end of the video there’s a sequence showing all the different professionals being silly and dancing in a non-choreographed manner, thereby humanizing them, showing they exist outside of their role as dancers in Taylor’s video:

I think if we interpret the twerking scenes in this video as demeaning, that says more about our cultural perception of black women than it does about this particular video’s specific portrayal of black women. 

girlseekingadmission:

reikaoki:

imthezombiequeen:

alishalovescats1701:

crimsonclad:

five-boys-with-accents:

Eeyore is just one of those characters that you wanna scoop up and hug forever.

One awesome thing about Eeyore is that even though he is basically clinically depressed, he still gets invited to participate in adventures and shenanigans with all of his friends. And they never expect him to pretend to feel happy, they just love him anyway, and they never leave him behind or ask him to change.

Oh

oh

And he does feel happy, though. He can be happy. He just doesn’t show it as much as the others do.
There was a whole episode about that - Piglet sees him sitting on a hilltop and thinks he’s sadder than usual, and does all he can to cheer him up. Nothing works and the next day he’s back on the hill, and Piglet apologizes because he thinks in trying to help, he just made him sad again and ”I don’t come here when I’m sad. I come up here because I’m happy.”

There’s just something about that…

oh

vythefirst:

traeste:

vythefirst:

Here it is! The Free! print I will be selling at ALA. :V 
Special shout out to Ari for coming up with this AU! We were chatting it up on Skype and I was freaking out about not having enough prints but she was a lifesaver with her crazy ideas and gosh I couldn’t do it without her. Thank you!!!!

Only one problem: Where’s Rei?

I get this question all of the time and all I ask is that you please look more closely.

vythefirst:

traeste:

vythefirst:

Here it is! The Free! print I will be selling at ALA. :V 

Special shout out to Ari for coming up with this AU! We were chatting it up on Skype and I was freaking out about not having enough prints but she was a lifesaver with her crazy ideas and gosh I couldn’t do it without her. Thank you!!!!

Only one problem: Where’s Rei?

I get this question all of the time and all I ask is that you please look more closely.

thegirlwithathousandeyes:

Neil Gaiman’s handwritten first draft of my favorite novel, American Gods.

casker:

quizilla circa 2006

casker:

quizilla circa 2006