1. cas-is-deans-huggy-bear:

I HAVE FOUND WHAT I’VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR

    cas-is-deans-huggy-bear:

    I HAVE FOUND WHAT I’VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR

  2. queerpunkhamlet:

recoveringsjw:

sidneyia:

god-senpai:

queerpunkhamlet:

cis people aren’t allowed to edit my papers anymore

"WHAAATT? I HAVE TO EXPLAIN MY WORK??? IN MY OWN PAPER??? WHAT THE FUUUCK??"

It’s not my job to educate you, teacher. 

I’m betting one hundred bucks that this is a comment about a really badly written essay and not someone being actively transphobic.

well, you’re about to owe me one hundred bucks.
this is not the first time i mentioned privilege in the paper. or cisgender. this paper was written on my personal experiences with being trans, and the difficulties i’ve faced because of it, and the difficulties that cisgender people with otherwise comparable lives have not faced.
the terms privilege and cisgender had both been thoroughly elaborated on in this paper.
this paper was written for a women’s studies class, on gender analysis, in which both privilege and cisgender privilege in particular had been explained, elaborated upon, and discussed by the professor.
the comment was not by the professor, it was by a cis classmate during a peer review.
the words cisgender and privilege are both in scare quotes (in case you can’t google that or don’t know what it means or want to deny their existence, scare quotes is when you put a word or phrase in quotation marks to make it seem less real — the textual version of sarcastically making air quotes with your fingers)
another edit, by the same editor, involved asking me what my birth name was. i’m sure you don’t need to be told that that’s transphobic.
i spoke to the professor about this edit, and he agreed with me that the comment (and the way it was phrased) was out of line. in fact, he thought it was so out of line that he led a workshop for the class on how not to be disrespectful assholes to trans people (say, by asking for their birth name, or telling them they’re wrong or oversensitive about transphobia).
i got a 99% on the essay — WITHOUT changing anything the edit asked for.
the professor liked my essay so much that he asked to keep it as an EXAMPLE for future classes
bonus: if your reaction to seeing gross transphobic things is “well it’s probably the trans person’s fault”, then you’re gross and transphobic and i hope you don’t know any trans people IRL for their sake

    queerpunkhamlet:

    recoveringsjw:

    sidneyia:

    god-senpai:

    queerpunkhamlet:

    cis people aren’t allowed to edit my papers anymore

    "WHAAATT? I HAVE TO EXPLAIN MY WORK??? IN MY OWN PAPER??? WHAT THE FUUUCK??"

    It’s not my job to educate you, teacher.

    I’m betting one hundred bucks that this is a comment about a really badly written essay and not someone being actively transphobic.

    well, you’re about to owe me one hundred bucks.

    1. this is not the first time i mentioned privilege in the paper. or cisgender. this paper was written on my personal experiences with being trans, and the difficulties i’ve faced because of it, and the difficulties that cisgender people with otherwise comparable lives have not faced.
    2. the terms privilege and cisgender had both been thoroughly elaborated on in this paper.
    3. this paper was written for a women’s studies class, on gender analysis, in which both privilege and cisgender privilege in particular had been explained, elaborated upon, and discussed by the professor.
    4. the comment was not by the professor, it was by a cis classmate during a peer review.
    5. the words cisgender and privilege are both in scare quotes (in case you can’t google that or don’t know what it means or want to deny their existence, scare quotes is when you put a word or phrase in quotation marks to make it seem less real — the textual version of sarcastically making air quotes with your fingers)
    6. another edit, by the same editor, involved asking me what my birth name was. i’m sure you don’t need to be told that that’s transphobic.
    7. i spoke to the professor about this edit, and he agreed with me that the comment (and the way it was phrased) was out of line. in fact, he thought it was so out of line that he led a workshop for the class on how not to be disrespectful assholes to trans people (say, by asking for their birth name, or telling them they’re wrong or oversensitive about transphobia).
    8. i got a 99% on the essay — WITHOUT changing anything the edit asked for.
    9. the professor liked my essay so much that he asked to keep it as an EXAMPLE for future classes

    bonus: if your reaction to seeing gross transphobic things is “well it’s probably the trans person’s fault”, then you’re gross and transphobic and i hope you don’t know any trans people IRL for their sake

    Reblogged from: lgbtlaughs
  3. Year Four

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  4. thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

    briangefrich:

    huffingtonpost:

    German Ad Doesn’t Need Words To Speak Volumes About Supporting Your Kids

    Being a teenager is hard. But the German home improvement chain Hornbach knows having parents who go the extra mile to show their support can make a big difference.

    Watch the full commercial that will sum those awkward high school years perfectly here. 

    (Source: Hornbach

    This is the kind of dad I want to be.

    This is the kind of dad I wish I had…

    Reblogged from: youtastelike-sunlight
  5. dance-tunes-to-fail-to:

    impulsiveobsessions:

    babysong:

    leighway:

    ifeelbetterer:

    I really REALLY love the way he watches her walk by in that last gif. I know the script makes him patronizing—especially as there is nothing more cliche than having a woman be Absent Minded and Clumsy (TM)—but just look at his face watching her. He’s not laughing (with or at her), it’s pure and simple adoration.

    A point this film could have made clearer is that Raleigh has every reason in the world to not want to drift with someone. And yet he’s immediately willing to drift with Mako—not just willing, he seeks her out and challenges her. He is immediately completely willing to share everything with her, based on nothing. She’s hesitant and careful, but he’s already jumped off the emotional cliff.

       (via radiophile)

    he spends about 90% of his time on screen looking at her like she’s made out of christmas and apple pie

    i’ve reblogged this before. but i’m doing again. because what utterly slays me about this scene is that she goes to his door. not because she’s being portrayed as that “silly, clumsy, girl, who does silly clumsy things around a boy when she’s flustered”, that’s not what this is. mako was just inside raleigh’s head and she’s still in it. it’s like muscle memory. she’s going to his door because her mind is telling her that’s her door, because part of her mind is still connected with raleigh. like. do you get how fucking beautiful that is? so that little look at the end from him is also due to the fact that he knows why she went to his door. and he’s just like “oh my god we are so drift-compatible, girl you don’t even know right now”alksjdfghl. and i’ll shut up now but i just have a lot of fucking feelings about all of this. 

    This scene bothered me so much until I read that last bit of text. Now I feel much better about it.

    Reblogged from: soulslookingforhome
  6. raptorific:

    The more I think about Pacific Rim, the more I realize that half the stuff in there is stuff that’s never done because people say it’ll keep a movie from being successful. There’s so many tropes inverted, and it’s all done so right.

    • Raleigh’s story begins moving forward because of a death of a loved one. Rather than it being a girlfriend, a mother, or a sister, it was his brother. The movie literally starts with a man being put in the refrigerator. In fact, through the entire film, no woman dies to advance the characterization of a man. 
    • There’s three lead characters in the film. One is an Asian woman. One is a Black man. One is a white man. In many situations like this, the white man’s story would default to the A-plot, while the other two characters would either have a subplot, or spend the entire film as support extensions of the white male lead’s A-plot. In “Pacific Rim,” however, the story of Mako and Stacker is the A-plot, and Raleigh is the one whose development is a subplot and whose role in the film is largely supportive to the A-plot. 
    • Speaking of the A-plot, it’s a coming-of-age, heartfelt father-daughter story that shows both the daughter’s struggle to respect her father’s instructions despite them being contrary to her desires, and the father’s struggle to trust his daughter to take care of herself and accept the fact that she’s grown up and he can’t protect her forever. That’s a pretty common theme in movies, but what’s the proportion of those movies where the father and daughter are white? Pretty damn high. The proportion of movies where it’s a father and daughter of color is practically statistically insignificant. The fact that this familiar story is shown not only with a man of color as the concerned father and a woman of color as the grown daughter, but also that it’s a situation of interracial adoption, is magnificent. 
    • The core of the story revolves around a woman who’s an action star, is feminine without being sexualized, and who has her own motivations and acts for her own reasons, independent of the men around her. Even though she is not blind to the presence of the men in the story, and she considers them as much as they consider her, she is not an extension of any of them. 
    • It’s a blockbuster action film that shows a friendship between a man and a woman who have lots of chemistry, but is not a romantic relationship. In fact, not a single one of the characters’ storylines includes a romantic subplot. I remember for the last few months, I would ask people to name one feel-good movie that doesn’t have a romantic subplot. People would almost always reply that there is no such movie, or that such a movie isn’t possible. 

    And that’s the thing. These are all features of a movie that people say are impossible to pull off, or won’t play with audience, or won’t make money, but in Pacific Rim, it proves that “it doesn’t work” isn’t the reason. Pacific Rim has gotten overwhelming critical praise, garnered a cult following within days, as well as being near-universally loved by audiences. Put aside the fact that it proves movies about gigantic mechas and monsters smashing buildings and punching each other can be smart (meaning Michael Bay has no excuse), it proves that movies don’t need to be about white men first, white women second, and everybody else third, if at all, and the rest of Hollywood has no excuse for their insistence on making movies that way.

    Reblogged from: soulslookingforhome
  7. thedrawbridgethatismypants:

    tin-pan-ali:

    blairtrabbit:

    les-autres-coups:

    parallels.
    for what, I have no fucking clue.
    but saying “parallels” automatically makes any post sound 30% smarter

    I have been racking my brain on this for awhile and I think i might have a theory.

    In many ways Pacific Rim is about people. The decisions they make and how they interact with each other. I think that’s why it has the fan following it does. We all empathize with the characters, they feel like real people. Its something missing from most big budget action flicks. They are people that have been hurt by war and some of them express it in ways we understand while others don’t.

    It takes two people to drift. A pair, just like a pair of shoes. Without one shoe you are hobbled, impaired. You need two shoes working together to be a complete person and you need two pilots working together to have a complete Jaeger. When Mako loses her family (and her shoe) as a little girl she becomes half a person. she leads a full life but its tainted by her obsession with revenge. She’s one shoe. The other shoe is Raleigh hes lost his other half and he’s broken, disgraced and gone into hiding. Hes also obsessed but by despair instead of revenge. When Pentecost gives Mako her shoe back she finally has permission to find her other half. She does and with his help they both find peace as a pair of Jaeger pilots.

    So really the shoe is two things. Obsession and Partnership.

    With Hannibal’s shoe you start out with the idea of obsession. Which is something Newt struggles with. He and Hannibal both have that in common but Hannibal’s obsession has corrupted him while Newt’s is scattered and hes ultimately trying to be a force for good. Under the right circumstances I could see Newt easily go that Hannibal direction. Which is kinda what I took away when he lifts up that shoe (after Hannibal is consumed by his own obsession in the form of the baby kaiju) and looks at it. Luckily there’s partnership. That’s where Hermann comes in. (interestingly enough in the cut scene where Hermann is holding Newt after his solo drift he is losing his shoe which shows that same idea of shoes/partnership.) Hermann’s big old floppy dirty oxfords are the opposite of the jingly shiny Hannibal shoe. He prevents Newt from going down that road by being his other half. Just like Raleigh is to Mako.

    Again, the same two ideas. Obsession and Partnership.

    So they are all literally Solemates. (haha)

    If I could add my own thoughts to some really gorgeous meta? :U

    I recall Guillermo talking about colors, and how everything about Mako in this scene is blue, it’s all blues and cool tones- and then the shoe is red.

    He likened the shoe to Mako’s heart. A child, clutching the broken remnants of her heart, the thing she desires most- her family, her childhood, in the palm of her hands, in the moment it has all been taken away from her. That comes back as very important later, when Stacker gives her back that tiny red shoe. Gives her her heart back, finally allows himself to trust her so that she can go after what she wants- justice for her childhood and all the things they’ve lost in this war.

    I think it’s something very similar there, that image of Newt with Hannibal’s shoe is that moment after Newt has really been disillusioned about the Kaiju. They aren’t what he thought they were. He’s lost every idea he ever had about how awesome and cool the Kaiju are, that feeling of glory is gone. Color is so damn telling in everything Del Toro has ever directed, and what is gold? Fame, glory, heroics, everything Newt wanted, in the moment it’s been taken away from him.

    Two very distinct moments of loss.

    rachartrek

    Reblogged from: soulslookingforhome
  8. octoswan:

    there’s a comic book store in my town that gives ladies a 10% discount and the people who work there are really friendly so lots of ladies show up to hang out and buy comics and one time i was looking through some new releases and this guy walked in, saw all the ladies, did a double take, and said really loudly and condescendingly, ‘there sure are a lot of girls in here for a comic store!’ and laughed but no one else laughed with him and it was glorious

    Reblogged from: gunmetal-blue
  9. bespectaculared:

    referenceforwriters:

    bespectaculared:

    27 skin tones, five descriptions each, no cannibalism required.

     #F4DBD7: Ballet Slipper, Faint Coral, New June Bud, Spring Blossom, Winter Sunrise

    #E3C4CA: Lilac Lace, Rose Cloud, Smoke Pink, Soft Lavender, Sunset Orchid

    #E8BD9D: Antique Beige, Desert Warmth, Pacific Shoreline, Queen Coral, Sandshell Beige

    #DFB293: Brownstone, Clay, Rich Gold, Sandbank, Sunset Cove

    #D6AB89: Clay Fire, Covered Wagon, Natural Oak, Rodeo Dust, Tawny Copper

    #D48F70:  Copper Shimmer, Desert Beige, Rust, Tawny Amber, Terra Cotta

    #B88E66:  Bronze Gold, Dark Sepia, Sandalwood, Teddy Bear Tan, Pharaoh Gold Firemist

    #A55F46:  Cellar Door, Charred Clay, Firethorn, Red Cedars, Rusty Rail

    #481B16: Deep Woods, Maroon Rust, Polished Mahogany, Twilight Shadow, Vintage Red Sunfire

    credits: photos from humanae, hex codes from imagecolorpicker, paint color names from encycolorpedia

    Before you go adding an example of describing skin color using any of these to point out it sounds weird (it’s happened already), these are the OP’s tags: #but seriously guys the point is not to use these descriptions exactly #they’re just inspiration #i don’t expect you to actually say someone’s skin is ‘vintage red sunfire’ #although that would be pretty awesome

    I highly encourage checking out the rest of the posts, too. 

    -Alex

    Thanks for that. My first draft came with an explanation that was terribly long-winded so I just decided to just delete it, which ended up not being very helpful at all.

    So, yeah, the point is simply to start thinking of things in a different way in order to help strengthen your descriptions. (In addition to avoiding the icky skin = food thing that’s all too common.) Randomly telling your audience that a character you’re introducing has skin the color of a cellar door isn’t just absurd, it’s poor writing. Instead, show me an old woman caught in a room with strangers whose argument is growing increasingly frightening, who wants to slink away without being noticed so she creeps toward the door and then hesitates, worried the rusty hinges will give her away - she pauses for a moment to consider her options, resting her hand on the door, and we notice the way her large, arthritic joints remind us of knots in the door’s wood. Paint us a picture, don’t just give us the police report version. Similarly, if a ballet slipper makes you think of your own filthy, beaten up pair, that’s great. Show us every rip, every blood stain from grueling hours of practice, and then use that to describe a graceful, delicate character who’s just been through hell and has the marks to show it. Physical description isn’t just about finding the most precise word. It’s about showing the audience who your characters are.

    ALSO: I forgot to mention that clicking on an individual picture will show you the relevant hex code.

    Reblogged from: betafinder
  10. angrychocolatefiend:

    betweenelsewherenevermore:

    burdenofeclecticism:

    this is the single best post on tumblr

    I want all the animals

    is the Siamese riding the husky sidesaddle?

    Reblogged from: 10knotes
  11. "When the movie releases, are you prepared to be a hero to thousands of kids? What would that mean to you?" [x]

    Reblogged from: phoenixrei
  12. pleatedjeans:

via
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  13. jennlferlawrence:

    steviepsyclone:

    NO

    I LOST IT I COMPLETELY LOST IT

    Reblogged from: luxxyb
  14. ashkenazi-autie:

    asktheteamofscientists:

    scifi-reality:

    "Women have to protect other women"
    "Women have to protect other women"
    "Women have to protect other women"
    "Women have to protect other women"
    "Women have to protect other women"
    "Women have to protect other women"
    "Women have to protect other women"
    "Women have to protect other women"
    "Women have to protect other women"

    And that means white women protecting WOC.
    Cis women protecting trans women.
    Straight women protecting queer women.
    Abled women protecting disabled women.
    Not just white cishet abled women protecting other white cishet abled women.

    Not to mention that the woman in the gif is Angel Haze, a pansexual black woman (who has some Native ancestry).

    Reblogged from: gunmetal-blue
  15. monsters-of-purgatory:

    parallelheart:

    yungfeminist:

    boyoatmeal:

    holy shit

    HOLY SHIT

    HOLY SHIT

    HOLY SHIT

    Reblogged from: luxxyb
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