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timothyjacksondrakes:

princessmelina:

So I follow timothyjacksondrakes and a short while ago she was talking about a queer female cover of Billy Joel’s Uptown Girl so I thought, why not, and finally I have done it (changed self-reference of the singer being male to female  - man/guy to gal). I dunno if she already found another girl version but I did it anyway. The quality’s pretty bad ‘cause of my recording stuff not being great but I feel like my singing was okay, so… here you go, I hope you like it! ^^

Come here! *smooches you on both cheeks*

Thank you! >///< I’m glad you enjoyed it! 8D

— 2 hours ago with 4 notes

So I follow timothyjacksondrakes and a short while ago she was talking about a queer female cover of Billy Joel’s Uptown Girl so I thought, why not, and finally I have done it (changed self-reference of the singer being male to female  - man/guy to gal). I dunno if she already found another girl version but I did it anyway. The quality’s pretty bad ‘cause of my recording stuff not being great but I feel like my singing was okay, so… here you go, I hope you like it! ^^

— 3 hours ago with 4 notes
#timothyjacksondrakes  #Uptown Girl  #Billy Joel  #me 
I need a support animal →

i-am-wolfechilde:

As some of my friends and followers may know, I was raped back in 2011. As a result of this, I suffer from PTSD, depression and anxiety.  I’ve been looking into getting an emotional support animal for a while now.
Since my distress is neither combat related nor is it a mobility issue, I can’t get any help from the VA.

So I’m turning to you. My friends.  My followers. I need your help. Any little bit you could give me would bring closer to a lifelong friend.
Even if you can’t afford a donation, take 5 minutes, spread it around.

Bless you.

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— 6 hours ago with 26 notes

gretlusky:

Precious characters. 

I hope to do something similar with Korra

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— 8 hours ago with 3654 notes
#aang  #katara  #sokka  #Zuko  #toph  #Avatar The Last Airbender  #avatar 

gayhellchild:

when people point out problematic and offensive things in media, we are really sincerely not trying to ruin it for you

i know it feels like that and sometimes finding out an author is shitty or that a movie is racist can really sour the story you migh’ve enjoyed, but these are REALLY important things to acknowledge and yes, get angry about

because if no one is getting upset and people keep making excuses for these kinds of things, they will continue to be considered acceptable and there’s no way any effort will be made to change things

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— 9 hours ago with 14561 notes
#Thoughts 
redtha:

The entire issue’s under the cut. Read it, please?
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redtha:

The entire issue’s under the cut. Read it, please?

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— 11 hours ago with 36 notes
#Selma Tolon  #Janissary 

boy, you should know what you’re falling for…

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— 1 day ago with 1183 notes
#Zatanna 

swanjolras:

like tbh i feel like my problem with the “dark and gritty!!” trend in modern stories is this

there’s this idea in our culture that cynicism is realistic? that only children believe in happy endings, that people are ultimately selfish and greedy and seeing with clear eyes means seeing the world as an awful place

that idealism is— easy, i guess. butterflies and sunshine and love are easy things to have in your head.

but i’ve known since i was fifteen that idealism— faith in humanity— optimism— is the most difficult thing in the entire world.

i constantly struggle to have faith in humanity, because it’s really, really easy to lose it. it’s easy to look at the news and go “what were you expecting? of course humans behave this way.” it’s easy to see the world and go “ugh, there’s no hope there.” and the years when i believed that were easy. miserable— but easy.

it is hard work to see the good in people. it is hard work to hope. it is hard work to keep faith and love and joy and appreciation for beauty in my daily life.

and when moviemakers and tv producers and writers go “omg!!! all characters are selfish and act poorly and don’t love each other, nothing ever happens that is happy or good, that’s so much more realistic, that’s so much more adult”

no, it’s not

it’s childish.

it’s the most childish thing i can imagine.

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— 1 day ago with 29998 notes
#Thoughts 
"

Okay, okay, I’m going to tell you what Hermione sees in Ron.

A trio is a balancing act, right? They’re equalizers of each other. Harry’s like the action, Hermione’s the brains, Ron’s the heart. Hermione has been assassinated in these movies, and I mean that genuinely—by giving her every single positive character trait that Ron has, they have assassinated her character in the movies. She’s been harmed by being made to be less human, because everything good Ron has, she’s been given.

So, for instance: “If you want to kill Harry, you’re going to have to kill me too”—RON, leg is broken, he’s in pain, gets up and stands in front of Harry and says this. Who gets that line in the movie? Hermione.

“Fear of a name increases the fear of the thing itself.” Hermione doesn’t say Voldemort’s name until well into the books—that’s Dumbledore’s line. When does Hermione say it in the movies? Beginning of Movie 2.

When the Devil’s Snare is curling itself around everybody, Hermione panics, and Ron is the one who keeps his head and says “Are you a witch or not?” In the movie, everybody else panics and Hermione keeps her head and does the biggest, brightest flare of sunlight spell there ever was.

So, Hermione—all her flaws were shaved away in the films. And that sounds like you’re making a kick-ass, amazing character, and what you’re doing is dehumanizing her. And it pisses me off. It really does.

In the books, they balance each other out, because where Hermione gets frazzled and maybe her rationality overtakes some of her instinct, Ron has that to back it up; Ron has a kind of emotional grounding that can keep Hermione’s hyper-rationalness in check. Sometimes Hermione’s super-logical nature grates Harry and bothers him, and isn’t the thing he needs even if it’s the right thing, like when she says “You have a saving people thing.” That is the thing that Harry needed to hear, she’s a hundred percent right, but the way she does it is wrong. That’s the classic “she’s super logical, she’s super brilliant, but she doesn’t know how to handle people emotionally,” at least Harry.

So in the books they are this balanced group, and in the movies, in the movies—hell, not even Harry is good enough for Hermione in the movies. No one’s good enough for Hermione in the movies—God isn’t good enough for Hermione in the movies! Hermione is everybody’s everything in the movies.

Harry’s idea to jump on the dragon in the books, who gets it in the movies? Hermione, who hates to fly. Hermione, who overcomes her withering fear of flying to take over Harry’s big idea to get out of the—like, why does Hermione get all these moments?

[John: Because we need to market the movie to girls.]

I think girls like the books, period. And like the Hermione in the books, and like the Hermione in the books just fine before Hollywood made her idealized and perfect. And if they would have trusted that, they would have been just fine.

Would the movies have been bad if she was as awesome as she was in the books, and as human as she was in the books? Would the movies get worse?

She IS a strong girl character. This is the thing that pisses me off. They are equating “strong” with superhuman. To me, the Hermione in the book is twelve times stronger than the completely unreachable ideal of Hermione in the movies. Give me the Hermione in the book who’s human and has flaws any single day of the week.

Here’s a classic example: When Snape in the first book yells at Hermione for being an insufferable know-it-all, do you want to know what Ron says in the book? “Well, you’re asking the questions, and she has to answer. Why ask if you don’t want to be told?” What does he say in the movie? “He’s got a point, you know.” Ron? Would never do that. Would NEVER do that, even before he liked Hermione. Ron would never do that.

"
Melissa Anelli THROWS IT DOWN about the way Ron and Hermione have been adapted in the movies on the latest episode of PotterCast. Listen here. This glorious rant starts at about 49:00. (via atouchofdestiny)

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— 1 day ago with 81063 notes
#Harry Potter  #hermione granger  #ron weasley 
zeeewa:

lynda carter’s wonder woman was literally beyond perfect

zeeewa:

lynda carter’s wonder woman was literally beyond perfect

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— 4 days ago with 667 notes
#Wonder Woman  #Diana Prince 
"

By creating quality comics of powerful female superheroes, the comic book world is opening up to a new audience of women and girls as well as giving already hooked fans more of the powerful women they’ve come to know and love.

DC Comics, another major player in comics, has also joined the trend of bringing female characters to the forefront. It has “Wonder Woman” flying solo in a self-titled series, as well as “Supergirl” and even Batman characters like “Batgirl”, “Catwoman” and “Harley Quinn”.

"

The above (from the Huffington Post) is a sign of why good PR is important, and why DC really, really needs to step up on the issue of diversity in superhero comics.

In a story using the new Thor as a hook, DC merits a “has also joined the trend of bringing female characters to the forefront,” instead of the more accurate “DC led the trend, with seven ongoing titles out of its 2011 relaunch featuring female solo leads at a time when Marvel only had two ongoing female solo leads,” with DC’s number not dropping below seven since then while Marvel managed to reach a point later that year where it has zero ongoing series featuring female leads

The HuffPo piece (and this Daily Beast piece from the weekend) point out not just how well the Marvel Hype Machine works these days in framing the narrative but almost more importantly just how badly DC does the same thing (It also points out how eagerly journalists for major news outlets eat up talking points instead of going out and researching things sometimes, but that’s neither here nor there).

In all of the news about the replacement Captain America, it’s surprising that no one — myself included — brought up that DC has had a black Superman for the last few months in Earth-2 (or longer, if you want to look at Grant Morrison’s continued use of the Superman from Earth-23). With all the push about diversity in Marvel, no one pointed out that the publisher doesn’t have a solo gay lead, whereas DC’s been putting Batwoman out there for the last three years (Not to mention Green Lantern in Earth-2 or Constantine, who’s bi, I think? He was in Hellblazer, but who can tell in the New 52?).

These are all alternate talking points that DC could (should?) be pushing out there in order to point out that, really, it’s not got a “crisis” or playing catch-up; it’s been there for some time, but not making the same kind of look at us look at us we have friends who aren’t white straight males noises as Marvel whenever it makes these decisions. But, instead, they just sit back and… I don’t know. Hope that someone notices?

(All of which shouldn’t be taken as a “Marvel, you are terrible,” or whatever — it’s not, and its PR machine is very good at what it does — but as a “DC, at this point, you’re practically causing your own bad press.”)

Ramble, ramble…

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And the second of the two.

(via waitwhatpod)

Uh, yup to all of this.

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— 4 days ago with 978 notes
#DC comics  #marvel 

willowwish:

So I never posted my finished Garnet cosplay. Sowwy~ I get so excited during cons, I never really take formal pictures.

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— 5 days ago with 47530 notes
#Garnet  #steven universe  #cosplay