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Miranda. 23. Useless wastrel who daydreams in sequins, comic book expressions and musical numbers.

You might know me from that one glasses meme.

Prone to posting feminist quotes, various and varying babes, items of the literary and comic nerd culture and the more than occasional tentacle.

Any reaction images/gifs I post (unless they are of my face) are almost definitely not mine.

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2 hours ago | 32 notes

neither-saint-nor-sinner:

Pleasant surprise: I really enjoyed Alex & Harriet in yesterday’s episode (spoilers for Emma ahead!).

Knightley doesn’t inspire and encourage Harriet in Emma. He runs in to rescue her. And it’s super gallant and everything, but it really highlights the frailty of Harriet’s social position and her helplessness without people (men) of higher standing available to save her.

Changing that in EA—making Knightley into more than a fleeting savior, recognizing Harriet has the agency to rescue herself—is great. This is exactly the type of change an adaptation should make: bettering the things that would be problematic/illogical in our modern social context.

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Via I steal your thunder, then I try to bolt.
9 hours ago | 3 notes
I have to wake up in two hours, but I finished a major assignment, scheduled all the stuff I needed to schedule for my internship, and did a lot of baking and prep for tomorrow! I do lots of things!
Also I’m pretty!
I’ve been feeling like a huge goddamn loser for the past few days, so before I pass out I feel like I need to remind myself these things.
If you feel like it, reblog with some kinda selfie + positivity thing so we can all celebrate each other. It’ll be nice.

I have to wake up in two hours, but I finished a major assignment, scheduled all the stuff I needed to schedule for my internship, and did a lot of baking and prep for tomorrow! I do lots of things!

Also I’m pretty!

I’ve been feeling like a huge goddamn loser for the past few days, so before I pass out I feel like I need to remind myself these things.

If you feel like it, reblog with some kinda selfie + positivity thing so we can all celebrate each other. It’ll be nice.

20 hours ago | 42,551 notes

spaceberryfeminist:

gaymommy:

aubreygraharn:

mrscreamguy:

So, you know how some Nicki Minaj fans don’t know why we hate her?

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Also, she said misandry isn’t real

So, basically, fuck her.

ThIS THE FUNNEIST POST I’VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE

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awwww poor men

WHY OH WHY WONT ANYBODY THINK ABOUT THE MENS

Via SMILE BRIGHTER THAN THE FUCKING SUN
1 day ago | 31,242 notes

You know, funny story: There’s this craft store called Michaels. Look, my sister knits, and she goes to Michaels. So my sister called me and she’s like, “Oh my god, I’m at Michaels, picking up yarn. You have a poster at Michaels.” I’m like, “What?” She’s like, “There’s a poster, there’s a Falcon poster at Michaels.” I’m like, “Holy s**t!” She’s like, “I’m gonna come and pick you up, and we’re gonna see your poster in this store.” So she picks me up and we go to Michaels.

We go in, and I see the poster and I’m like, “Oh, this is….” She’s like, “I know, I know.” I said, “I’m gonna sign these posters.” I was like, “That would be amazing, you buy a poster and it’s like, actually signed by the Falcon.” Like, it would blow my mind. So I go to the front, I buy a Sharpie, I run back to the back of the store. And she’s like, “I’m gonna take a picture of you signing it.”

I’m in this store and I’m signing all the posters. The manager comes out, he’s like, “Hey, whatcha doing?” I was like, “Oh man, I’m signing these posters so when people buy ‘em, they’re signed.” He’s like, “Well, people are not gonna buy ‘em if they’re signed.” And I was like, “No, no, no, it’s cool. I’m pretty sure there won’t be a problem.” And he goes, “Yeah, but it is gonna be a problem, you’re messin’ up my inventory.” And I’m like, “No, my man, trust me. I mean, I’m the Falcon, that’s me!” And he goes, “Yeah, right. You’re gonna buy those posters.” I said, “What?” He’s like, “You’re gonna buy all those posters or I’m gonna call the police.”

He rolls up all the posters and goes to the front of the store. And I had to buy like 60 Falcon posters that I signed in Michaels.

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-Anthony Mackie getting in trouble for signing his posters at a Michael’s  (x)

I’m pretty sure everyone’s goal in life is to do something they love as much as Anthony Mackie loves playing Falcon. I love him so much.

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Via ASTRIFEROUS
1 day ago | 17,635 notes

angel-kink:

thesizzlingsizzling:

angel-kink:

cas-hellodean:

angel-kink:

mischievouslittlepixie:

calakazam:

seriously go vote for laverne cox in this like fuck does a cis man get more attention for a shit portrayal of transwomen than u know, an actual living transwoman

Consider the following:  More people have heard of Jared Leto than Laverne Cox

Which is exactly why this needs a signal boost.  Laverne Cox deserves recognition.

how about people vote for whoever they want to vote for I stead of downing one actor for the other :))))

how about not getting offended that people want to see a trans woman get recognition for the incredible work that she’s done towards trans people visibility?  This is not an anti-Jared Leto post, but a “let’s help a transwoman get recognition for portraying a transwoman as opposed to a cis man who played a trans woman in a role that some people within the trans community don’t feel represents them.”

I am not part of the trans community.  I am cis.  But I have seen some people who are have criticism of his role and would rather recognize and honor their feelings on the matter instead of voting for “who I want to vote for” (I don’t even know who Jared Leto is so I wouldn’t have voted for him anyway).

Since I am not part of this community it doesn’t affect me personally so I’m going to stop here.  But if any of my followers who ARE part of the community would like to step in and express their personal thoughts about it I will signal boost your voice.

okay, as a trans person, I will try to type something up… (poorly paraphrasing other trans women who have said this all with more clarity)

First, Laverne Cox is actually a transwoman, and has helped the community so much just by being vocal and present in media.

There are problems with Jared Leto playing a trans woman.

1. There are trans woman actors/actresses. When asked why he didn’t consider casting a trans person, director Jean-Marc Valllee seemed rather clueless.

“Never,” he said. “Is there any transgender actor? To my knowledge — I don’t know one. I didn’t even think about it”.  

2. In the script, Jared Leto’s character, a trans woman, is referred to with male pronouns.

When you write a trans person into a movie, it’s important to respect their pronouns. And casting a man as a trans woman in the first place… Obviously the director didn’t consider Leto’s character to be a woman.

So… the movie he is getting so much attention for is pretty problematic to begin with. 

There still isn’t a lot of respect or media representation for trans people, so when a cis male gets so much attention for playing a trans woman… it’s offensive. 

The trans community is either used for laughs or some tragedy story. We’re not portrayed as people. And the the people making media don’t consider actual trans* people.

The problem I have is that Leto is  being labeled an “influential” person, like how did his portrayal of a trans woman that upset the trans community count as being influential. If anything, it’s just another step in the wrong direction.

What Laverne is doing is ACTUALLY influential and very important. 

 

And there you have it folks.

Signal boosting as promised.

Via Bigger on the Inside
1 day ago | 3,647 notes
emilianadarling:

bailarina-raven:

“I don’t want people to like her anymore, almost, that sounds really, really bad.I want people to realize that actually she’s not the same anymore. You can’t root for her forever, because she’s not there to be your favorite character. That’s not what she’s there for. She’s real. People go down bad paths and they make bad decisions, but it’s always justified in their head. I want the audience to differentiate that and not just be like, ‘Oh, it’s Arya, we love her.’ Because actually look at what Arya’s doing. She’s being eaten away from the inside out, and she’s not stopping it.” - about Arya

#A GAME OF CHILD ACTORS WHO REALLY KNOW THEIR FUCKING CHARACTERS

emilianadarling:

bailarina-raven:

“I don’t want people to like her anymore, almost, that sounds really, really bad.I want people to realize that actually she’s not the same anymore. You can’t root for her forever, because she’s not there to be your favorite character. That’s not what she’s there for. She’s real. People go down bad paths and they make bad decisions, but it’s always justified in their head. I want the audience to differentiate that and not just be like, ‘Oh, it’s Arya, we love her.’ Because actually look at what Arya’s doing. She’s being eaten away from the inside out, and she’s not stopping it.” - about Arya

#A GAME OF CHILD ACTORS WHO REALLY KNOW THEIR FUCKING CHARACTERS

Via Bigger on the Inside
1 day ago | 12,609 notes

danavee:

iicarustiel:

so i need this on my blog

Whatever I like him

I think part of the reason this idea goes around is that people see the main characters and go, ‘ah, he’s the main character, so we are meant to support his ideas and opinions.’ When I read the books (specifically talking about Paper Towns, Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines), my experience was, ‘do you see all the silly things this character, thinks do you see how everyone around him rolls their eyes at them? what a dick.’

But every now and then, of course, they say particularly nice things that get quoted around tumblr a lot (the obvious one is the rain/hurricane quote, but I’m thinking about “What is the point of being alive if you don’t try to do something remarkable?” from AoK which is an idea that get CRUSHED by the story), and context gets lost. 

And even if context wasn’t lost, a lot of these characters have terrible ideas, but those ideas are ones that are shared by a lot of John Green’s readers. How many young people have idealized a crush or a datemate? Or have thought they are forever broken once said datemate leaves them? I know I have. It’s pretty clear John Green has because he makes his characters learn these lessons over and over again.

These books don’t support these ideas, they present them in an empathetic matter before shattering them. 

I’m blathering a little. The point is I like these books. I can understand why people don’t, and I can understand why people get turned off just by seeing some of the John Green fans on tumblr. I can understand criticism. I can even understand some of the unfounded dislike because it can be really annoying to constantly see someone whose books and vlogs you have no interest in reading/watching, especially when non-heterosexual, non-white, non-cis-male people have spread the same kinds of ideas and stories and have been ignored.

I don’t understand why people feel the need to accuse John Green of something he is very clearly not doing- if you read the books. 

Here’s a quote that doesn’t get spread around tumblr: “You don’t need a girlfriend. You need a robot who says nothing but ‘I love you,” Abundance of Katherines.

Via Stupid Shit
2 days ago | 378 notes

kateordie:

Sex Criminals Volume 1: ONE WEIRD TRICK goes on sale today. You can find it a your local shop or through Image Comics and it’s only $10! This is, as you probably know, one of my favourite comics. It’s got sex! It’s got crimes! It’s got surprisingly sympathetic takes on love, coming (ha) of age and sexual exploration! Plus, writer Matt Fraction and artist Chip Zdarsky are basically the nicest people I’ve ever met?

Anyway, there are now SHIRTS. Just the one. Show off your inner brimper at brimper.com. The link isn’t safe for work, but the comic is called SEX CRIMINALS and you’re already on tumblr which is like 60% Loki dongs anyway???

BRIMP ON

I don’t need more t-shirts.
…Except maybe this shirt.

Via kate or die!
2 days ago | 3,950 notes

thisiswhiteprivilege:

Shout out to all the POC who’ve ever been made to feel as if they’re being a bad representation of their race just because they enjoy “stereotypical” activities racists expect them to enjoy.

And fuck off to all the POC who’ve ever made their brothers and sisters feel that way.

The only person “holding back the race” are those who think the feelings of racists should in anyway dictate the actions of POC.

Via oppression sucks