THIS VIDEO IS EVERYTHING
#”If you want.”#Gahhhhh such a profound focus on consent and allowing someone else their own personhood.#Even though Jodi really wants to be the one to help pick Alex back up again#she’s still willing to let Alex decide if she wants that too#and is ready to respect whatever choice Alex makes. (via dustline)
Yes, and Jody understood that Alex was a child, that she had been acculturated to help kill people by her vamp family, and had grown up in a situation of abuse, when Dean and Sam believed Alex’s vamp-brother’s story, that she was responsible (which says everything about the levels of responsibility for killing they too were expected to bear as kids).
This scene really hits me because what we see in Jody’s mannerisms with Alex is what we want, or possibly need, but are not getting in the current dynamic between Sam and Dean. Because it’s easy to label Dean as soley Mother and condemn or reject him, unless you have the wisdom to grasp he is Alex too, with years more conditioning he doesn’t know how to deal with. To label and treat Dean as Momma is to essentially abandon him as something irredeemable. To recognize his ties to Alex is to grasp he too could potentially be rehabilitated.. but only if someone in Dean’s life can be to Dean what Jody has chosen to be for Alex.
i realized in the laundry room that laverne cox would make a really cool wonder woman.
So I just got back last night from a brony convention in San Francisco. I was working a booth for a vendor friend, and let me tell you what happened:
We met a little girl who was there with her family. She got a button drawn at our booth, told us all about her favorite ponies, and was overall just too damn cute. She had an MLP lanyard filled with pins she’d gotten in the vendor’s room, and gave me a Fluttershy pin because she liked my cosplay. She ended up just hanging out with us for a while and bein’ super cute. We call her Babby because she’s 11 and precious.
The next day, she runs up to the booth, terrified, and asks if she can please hide under our table for a few minutes. Turns out a dude had been following her around the con all day, and tried to get her to come up to his hotel room. Alone. She tells us she thought he was okay at first because he was wearing an MLP shirt, but she didn’t want to go anywhere with him, and he made her uneasy. At one point, after she’d refused, he grabbed her arm in the elevators and tried to get her to follow him. She ran, and now she wants somewhere to hide.
We tell her of course, hurry her behind our booth and fucking station ourselves around her because she’s eleven years old and all of us are prepared to physically attack the human trashheap who tries to fuck with her. We’re all dressed up in wings and ears and we’re 100000% prepared to rip them off and launch across that table to defend this kid. Eventually this very large dude strolls by, very obviously looking around, and she quietly points him out to us. At this point I’m ready to set him on fire, but when I ask if she needs me to go report him, she shakes her head. She doesn’t want to get in trouble, or make anyone mad.
We see him a few more times over the course of the day, because he keeps meandering over to our booth and just casually looking around. Eventually he actually stops to take a flier from our table and asks us a question, and we coldly send him on his way. We start sending a coworker with Babby whenever her parents aren’t around and she wants to go check out artist’s alley or the vendor’s hall. Because otherwise she’s not safe. She can’t run around and freely enjoy a convention about a show aimed at her, because instead of being surrounded by peers she’s somehow surrounded by men who pose a threat to her.
My point here: this is why I fucking hate “bronies.” Because grown-ass men are flooding into a space carved out for children—often little girls—and are making it unsafe for them.
I met a lot of non-awful people there, of course. I met a lot of parents and older siblings. A lot of adorable little boys who were happy to empathize with female characters, and a lot of little kids who wanted a picture with cosplays of their favorite pony. I met a lot of people who were cool and nice and just liked cartoons. I met a male Pinkie Pie cosplayer with a Fluttershy lady-friend who juggled and spun plates and was happy to entertain kids, and were generally just really cool people.
But I also met a lot of skeevy dudebros. A lot of guys in fedoras loudly discussing sexual shit in a room with children. Guys who drew/sold/displayed really fucking inappropriate “fanart,” including gross bodypillows that had no purpose in a little kids’ toy convention. I met a guy who gushed with absolute glee about the pleasure he derives from “corrupting innocence.” I met a lot of people who wanted to take something sweet and nice for children and make it about THEM. A lot of guys who wanted to make it about their dicks. People who made it UNSAFE for the intended audience to even be in attendance.
So yeah. If you call yourself a brony, I’m prolly not gonna trust you. Because I’ve seen y’all in action, and I am not impressed. Frankly I’m infuriated. This is like a bunch of gross neckbeards swarming Disneyland and shoving kids out of the way so they can grope Cinderella, and finding nothing wrong with it because they think they’re entitled to it.
My Little Pony is a really cute show with a lot of nice messages for kids, and gross brony shitweasels are trying to fucking take it from them by force. And I will fight them.
Also, this story has been corroborated by the 4chan news site for /mlp/ (barf) which found proof from the booth owner/Sac Anime rep that there was a little girl who took refuge at the booth that day: http://www.horse-news.net/2014/04/advice-for-babscon-delete-facebook-hit_22.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
I’ve seen a shitton of people signal boost the fuck out of one version of this post with someone saying that this entire post is made up, when it’s not. And that’s really depressing.
That’s exactly what they said last year, when Mjolkk talked about the harassment she witnessed at EFNW.
Bronies will literally lie about their fandom to make it look better. They will lie about anything. Do not trust anything they say without facts to back it up.
When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, “Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.” That’s the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero. Scarlett [Johansson] does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that. There’s so many of these little people out here doing awful things for money in the world of being famous. And little girls see that. They should have the opposite spectrum of that to look up to.
Dreamboat, check, awesome human being, check.
#look at your favorites#now back to mackie#sadly your favorites aren’t mackie#but if they stopped being misogynistic assholes#they could be like mackie#look back at this post#this post is now that piece of furniture you’ve always wanted#and he found it in a dumpster#he doesn’t need a horse because he flies on the sighs of angels
i feel like mary lambert just saved my entire day by putting out this music video
im violently crying like literally every time i hear this i cant not sob
i feel as if the whole world needs to watch this
This is perfect in every way
Listen to every single lyric; it is meaningful and important, just like you.
An angsty post about cultural appropriation towards pagans
No it is not. Not even close.
Up top: The Ouija board is a board game that was invented in 1890, not a religious or cultural matter of any kind. It is so new, that it is actually currently patented by Hasbro, which is why most versions you see don’t actually say Ouija on them. The mystical history of the ouija board was pretty much invented out of whole cloth by its creators, and even if they were true, their version of events is actually cultural appropriation from the chinese, so no, there is literally nothing that a white pagan could legitimately be upset about in the use of the Ouija board in jewelry and nailart.
The five-pointed-star is a symbol that has been so widely used in history, it’s current ‘wicca’ meaning is actually the odd man out, here. Using it as a protective symbol is within it’s historical uses, and if it were in fact being misused in these images it is not being used in a way that is causing you harm.
But the biggest difference is that the pictures on the bottom? They’re part of an ongoing problem in american culture. Seeing a pagan symbol used in a way you don’t agree with may be upsetting, but native people are so marginalized and fetishized that some people believe they are imaginary. Native women suffer outrageous statistics or rape, violence, and murder. The projected lifespan of a native person is drastically shorter than that of a white person due to outside factors. Asian women in the US are seen as a fetish and ‘geisha dolls’, while the men are considered a joke. Blacks in the US are unjustly incarcerated, murdered with impunity, and suffer levels of violence and discrimination I’m only just beginning to understand.
So unless the Ouija board and Supernatural are causing genocide and rape, do not compare the two. It’s okay to be upset about something, but do not claim that misplaced anger is even close to the legitimate anger the bottom images should cause.
That rebuttal was on point
I may have sacrificed quality here in favour of… visibility.
We expand and we grow, Its’ a part of being human, it’s a part of adapting to changes. Stretch marks and scars are a part of you, a part of the past that brought you to the stage you’re at right now. They are unique to you, and deserve to be embraced.
Body Series ©
Game Of Thrones gets auto-tuned and it’s goddamned delightful.
I am fucking jumping up and down and nearly crying this is so cool
Today I’m going to talk negative space, and how the concept for negative space relates to Supernatural. Specifically, I’m going to look at how the narrative is setting up for canon romantic relationship between Dean and Castiel through strategic employment of negative space. I’m going to describe what I mean by negative space, first through a discussion of its use in visual art. Though I am a linguist, I have studied visual art and art history for most of my life, in high school, college and on my own, and it is one of my major passions. Then, I’m going to discuss it from a discourse and linguistic and narrative point of view, and how this visual art concept translates to a narrative.
But first, I’m going to start with this:
white women of hollywood, reducing japan and japanese culture to cupcakes, sexy ”costumes” and submissive sex-kittens since god knows when
i think you just described yourself…..the irony
Actually she did not . Dressing in Japanese fashion is different than treating Japanese people as props . Go learn irony
enjoying japanese fashion = / = appropriating and sexualizing kimonos, saying I’d like to flay japanese people and wear their skin as a fashion accesory, treating japanese girls like submissive cloned props who I also shut up and do not allow to speak while I’m in the front, reducing the culture of those very girls to cupcakes and hello kitty as if they couldn’t possibly represent their own culture good enough themselves.
also I think you confuse me with somebody else because I’ve never even been to America so how in the name of sweet baby jesus can I be a white woman of hollywood? ? ?
tldr: wearing a pink wig and enjoying japanese pop fashion culture is not the same as parading around in costumized, sexualized kimonos with a bunch of asian girls following me because they’d make cute accessories
Christ Muri preachhhhhhh