a villain that became a villain not because they seek vengeance or crave power but because villains always have better one-liners, outfits, and musical numbers
in class i’m used to sitting in the back and making all these smartass comments under my breath
now i’m in the front though so when our attractive instructor drops something and says ‘ah, fuck me!’ and i say ‘maybe later’ he hEARS ME AND LAUGHS GODFUCKING FUCK
the saga continues today in physics when our instructor asks ‘and how fast does light travel?’ and i whisper ‘hella’ and the kid next to me fucking loses it
(ooc: this is a gif but i can’t make it work unless I click on it. if anyone knows how to fix it please let me know.)
question is a response to this post.
"He is the most attractive. At least in a physical way he is. I bet if you asked anyone they would say the same thing. Wouldn’t they…?"
“what was your key motivation for this piece”
oh idk the due date
Her Majesty the Queen aka one time bond girl, sass queen, and a total bamf
LONG LIVE THE QUEEN
Percy: Why do I have to call him?
Annabeth: He’s your Angel
i was thinking of an spn/pjo crossover i saw somewhere and thought if anybody should be the angel it should be Nico and how Percy would totally call/pray for Nico the same way Dean does to Cas
Let’s call this, THIS QUESTION IS A TRAP 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO. Or possibly THIS QUESTION IS A TRAP 2: THE RETRAPPENING. Or maybe SHARKICANE, because I still cannot believe they’re not calling the Sharknado sequel that, given that the first Sharknado would, in actual fact, have been more accurately titled Sharkicane. This has absolutely nothing to do with the purpose of this post, I’m just really mad that most of Sharknado was in fact about a hurricane full of sharks. GET YOUR SHARK-INFESTED CATACLYSMIC WEATHER EVENTS RIGHT, PEOPLE. GOD.
Okay. Sorry. Focusing up to our actual point now! The badass warrior female character versus the — hmm. I don’t love the phrasing “traditionally feminine” or “less physically capable” female characters, since that stuff all has meanings outside of what we’re talking about that merit their own discussions, and you don’t seem to love those phrasings either, so. Let’s find another way to put it, yeah? How about: fight girl versus flight girl. Because that’s what this really comes down to, doesn’t it? At the end of the day? We’re talking about the female character who fights versus the female character who avoids fighting, at least physically. It works, as a shorthand.
So, fight girl versus flight girl: in this situation, the trap is the word VERSUS. I totally agree that flight girl often, as you say, gets the shaft; I am equally certain that fight girl gets a raw deal much of the time. You know who else draws the short straw when women are being written? The manic pixie (dream) girl. Also the uptight frigid bitch. Also the Madonna. Also the whore. In fact, you could more or less give me any Female Character Archetype (Boxed For Your Convenience, Only $19.99!), and I would tell you it’s not getting written up to its potential. But that’s because female characters, in general, aren’t being written up to their potential. Which is because they’re getting written into boxes.
But like. That shit is not the fault of other female characters, you know? The fact that the Molly Hoopers of the fictional world aren’t getting written correctly isn’t something we should blame on the Natasha Romanovs and Zoe Washburnes (who also often aren’t getting written correctly). Because when we do that — even though we don’t mean to — what we’re saying is, “Female characters are getting in the way of writing female characters! Stop writing female characters so that we can write female characters!” Which, you know. Trap. It’s a problem.
There’s this guy in my day-to-day life who tries to deliver life lessons in the form of largely incomprehensible riddles, and one of the things he says a lot is, “Don’t diagnose a problem from the windshield.” What that turns out to mean is, “Don’t decide what something is from what you’ve heard about it; you’ve got to get in the middle of it and see it for yourself if you really want to know what’s what.” It’s surprisingly good advice, and I think that — diagnosing problems from the windshield, I mean — is a big part of what makes this shit so complicated and trap-ridden for a lot of people, myself included. I think we have this tendency to kind of… I don’t want to say jump to conclusions, exactly, about where problems are rooted, but certainly to attribute successes and failures to the wrong things. To assume causations and corollaries where none exist, that’s probably what I mean.
But the truth is? It doesn’t make any sense to think that a well-written “fight girl” would harm the chances of seeing more well written “flight girls,” or vice versa. Like, I could spin out why a dozen ways (more than that if I got into how TOTALLY IMPOSSIBLE it is to reduce a well-written character down to these very basic descriptors but whatever, this is already getting ridiculous long); let’s just go with one example for the sake of not rambling on forever. A well written ~badass~ female character probably has, you know, some friends. At least one friend. A cousin. A sister. SOMEBODY, you know, because human beings? We tend to have other human beings in our lives, and we tend to like it if they’re not exact carbon copies of ourselves. So our well-written badass female character? Easily begets at least one well-written female character who doesn’t, I don’t know, start barfights or stab criminals in the neck with dinner forks or whatever it happens to be. And vice versa. You know?
The answer to writing more good female characters is never going to be writing less female characters, is what I’m saying here. Roundaboutly, but still. It’s the point I’m driving at.
(Of course, having said all this, my less productive or thoughtful but more true-to-my-heart answer is DEAL WITH THIS PROBLEM BY MAKING THEM KISS, which is probably why I’m writing a book about a girl who daydreams constantly about punching people in their mouths eventually falling in love with a girl who lives in fear of ever offending anyone’s delicate sensibilities, but, you know. The answer for everything is not QUEER MAKEOUTS, and I’m willing to acknowledge that, for all I will probably never believe it is really true at all.)
I have a deep respect for the judiciary in India, which has time and time again proven that it is fiercely independent from the legislative decision making bodies in India. Our supreme court judges have historically been strong believers of judicial restraint and has proven its resilience, especially during the time of the emergency.
However, today the Supreme Court of India has reinstated a colonial-era law, banning homosexual intercourse as being “against the order of nature”. This is an outright breach of human rights, as guaranteed by our Constitution. This calls for immediate action to spread awareness of the issue.
Full text: Supreme court judgment
On 2 July 2009, the Delhi High Court decriminalized homosexual intercourse between consenting adults, throughout India. Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code was adjudged to violate the fundamental right to life and liberty, and the right to equality as guaranteed by the Constitution of India.
Article 377 doesn’t just make gay sex illegal, it also holds several “straight” sexual acts to be illegal.
Various organizations, like the Naz Foundation (India) Trust has argued that the classification created by Section 377 makes no distinction between consensual and nonconsensual sex, and is therefore invalid and violative of Article 14 of the Constitution. Section 377 violates Article 15(1) of the Constitution, as prohibition of discrimination on the ground of ‘sex’, inherently includes prohibition of discrimination on the ground of ‘sexual orientation’.
You do not have to be an Indian citizen to sign this petition.
Despite the Supreme Court ruling, the power to change and fight for gay rights in India is ultimately in the hands of the people. We are the world’s largest democracy; let your voices be heard, and help us spread this information far and wide.
"Pomegranate" Garnet, Bronze and Silver Ring by Sergey Zhiboedov
Things that should exist:
Things that shouldn’t exist:
It is inspiring to know that over 1,000 people believe in the same ideology.
Members of Congress are living off food stamps for a week to protest Republican cuts. It’s a challenge for them, but GOP cuts would hurt millions of everyday Americans.
Why does this not have more publicity. This needs it!
Signal boosting this A) because it deserves to be seen by more people, and b) because I appreciate some members of Congress are actually willing to see what it’s like living on food stamps in order to make their point about how horrifying cutting food stamps would be.
News flash, regressives: people on food stamps do not load up on Snickers bars and filet mignon. They’re limited in what they can buy, and oftentimes, it’s not enough to get by on. Go on thinking these are entitlements that let minorities live lives of luxury, comfortable in the knowledge that you’ll never go hungry.
You privileged, elitist pricks.
If you don’t think that socioeconomic class determines your health, then you should should see what limited nutrition does to you.
Trawling through amazon (bless bless bless I have no idea what I would ever do without it) to find Christmas presents for my family and I keep coming across things I want to buy for myself.
In other words, Dad is getting Cards Against Humanity and Mum is getting Hyperbole and a Half’s book. I’m trying to find a way to fit the complete Calvin and Hobbes collection in there but it’s not working so far.
And if anyone has any idea what to get for a twelve-year-old boy please help me out because I’m completely stumped on what to get my brother.