Just because someone desires you, it does not mean that they value you.


Read it over.

Again.

Let those words resonate in your mind.
Nayyirah Waheed   (via diveinme)

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sparklesnap:

That’s a metaphor, son! You missed it! It flew right by ya!

sparklesnap:

That’s a metaphor, son! You missed it! It flew right by ya!

(via lynnpls)

nohighs:

YOU REALLY THINK A FUCKIN PANCAKE IS GONNA FIX THIS HEATHER

"The food caught on fire! I just saved our lives!"

nohighs:

YOU REALLY THINK A FUCKIN PANCAKE IS GONNA FIX THIS HEATHER

"The food caught on fire! I just saved our lives!"

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So Mary Sues are now the champions of feminism. How about no.

fixa-idea:

Complaint of the day: apparently Mary Sues are now a feminist issue, and a good thing. The logic behind this, if I understand it correctly, is that they are somehow empowering and that male characters get away with absurd levels of perfection anyway.

But, ladies, it is possible, there is solid evidence, to write a strong female character the audience can look up to without her becoming that irritating, narrative-warping monstrosity that is generally refered to as the Mary Sue.

They don’t even have to be ‘bland’. They can be attractive. They can be good at what they do. They can even be in a relationship with one of the other important characers and have a not-so-perfect past. 

What (in my oppinion) makes a Mary Sue (or Gary Stu) so irritating is that they stick out of the story. Other characters only exist to worship them or hate them, there’s no such thing as a bystander they  just meet who doesn’t have an oppinion of them, whose life they don’t really affect.

Let me illustrate my point: sergeant Angua von Überwald from the Discworld novels is a werewolf with an unhappy past, is very attractive, competent at her job and is in a relationship with another high-ranking officer. I have never heard her being called a Mary Sue.

Isabella Swann is a supposedly bland, avarage-lookin, clumbsy teenage (human) girl with a slightly sad past. She doesn’t do much, apart from unintentionally (and sometimes intentionally) getting into trouble, angsting and being in love. Somehow every character in the whole ‘saga’ either loves or loathes her. Is widely claimed to be the single worst Mary Sue of the recent past in officially published fiction.

What I’m trying to say is, please don’t go around excusing bad, lazy writing with claiming it to be feminist. Strong characters, even pretty characters aren’t automatically Mary Sues.

Yes. I also think people muddy the difference between fictional Mary Sue’s/Marty Stu’s and Self-Inserts, tho they can have similar problems. Not every original character a girl or woman creates automatically denotes the Mary Sue label. It’s pretty insulting to women who work hard to make well-rounded OC’s. But even if a character is a blatant Mary Sue, it’s not a feminist issue because a woman’s every free action isn’t feminism. It’s nice growing girls can self-indulge and should be able to learn and grow their creative side without being attacked for it, but helpful criticism/commentary isn’t misogyny. And let’s remember the main issue with Mary Sue’s is the character itself is usually a walking bag of misogyny. The “not like other girls” stereotypes and getting along more with men as a rule and other women either jealously hating her or licking her feet with no in-between. I mean, how many fanfics have we read growing up where a canon female character gets metaphorically ripped to shreds by the author’s OC? The OC then gets dibs on the character’s canon love interest and proceeds to do everything they originally did only 10x better. Telling girls to stop doing this is helping them not shaming them.

(via ereini0n)

noyoufuckingcannot:

“Grantaire, you’re incapable of belief, of thought, of will, of life, and of death.” Grantaire replied gravely, “You’ll see.”

Pacific Rim!AU: we’re drift compatible.

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The real Enjolras—sort of

wannabesewcrafty:

Following up on this post, I’ve done some more research into the “real barricade boys” matter. I was excited to read this excerpt of a review by Mark Traughton about an authentic letter by Charles Jeanne to his sister. Jeanne participated in and survived the June Rebellion of 1832 and Traughton describes him as “the real-life individual on whom Hugo loosely based his characterization of the rebel leader, Enjolras.” 

The letter is 60 pages and in French (naturally) but there is an English translation of at least part of the letter available. This reblog of the translation by pilferingapples may be easier to read font-wise.  

Special mention to norwegianalien for posing the initial question and tenlittlebullets for apparently translating the letter and putting up the French text. I was curious about who the real “Les Amis” were too and just thought I’d see what I could find.

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discovery:

You grow up fast on the Bering Sea. Deadliest Catch returns Tue Apr 22nd at 9/8c

This fucker. This fucker and Edgar might as well rip my heart out and set it on fire every season.

discovery:

You grow up fast on the Bering Sea. Deadliest Catch returns Tue Apr 22nd at 9/8c

This fucker. This fucker and Edgar might as well rip my heart out and set it on fire every season.

(via mamahub)

(via lynnpls)

beesinmypants:

Added the Thenardiers and ready to wait for the premiere!

(via ereini0n)

scurviesdisneyblog:

An appreciation to the wonderful animation of Milt Kahl. (Source)

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Okay i’m still pissed at spn but holy shit i’m happy i tuned in to check up tonight

brave-heart-juliet:

inkstainsonmyjacket:

xxduhastxx:

meowbeastt:

gymleaderkarkat:


What are you so afraid of!?

I’m REALLY sorry but it looks like they’re about to rap battle

That’s exactly what I thought, too

Epic Rap Battles of DISNEYYYYYYYYYYYY

QUEEN ELSA
VERSUS
PRINCESS MERIDA
BEGIN!
Elsa:Hey nice hairMs. Curly ass froYou’re out of controlMine is slick like the snowYour right it’s petty to justfocus on your lookShould we focus on talent'cause we know you can't cookGo ahead and threaten me with yourlittle wooden weaponBut not even a bear cankeep me from steppin’
Up on your turf ‘cause I’m straight rippin’ from NarniaAnd if you walk out the door nowI promise no harm to ye’.
Merida:That’s richcoming from a from a Frozen ass bitch
I don’t even need my bowto deal with this sitch’
I didn’t realise you started rapping'cause I thought we kept it classyWith the noises coming out your mouthI thought it was your sister being gassy!
You’ll destroy yourselfby keepin’ everything insideYour powers can’t be controlled ‘causeyour sick in the mind!
Both parents are dead!Now you’re ill in the head -If I didn’t know better I’d say you hated red -Hair! Cause you changed your sisDidn’t notice till now but your fate is thisTo be upstaged by we the new dominate raceI guess people like us better b/c gingers are running this place.
Elsa:Don’t pop your topyou unreasonable scotIf you weren’t so selfish then you’d’ve not
turned your mom to a bearhow the hell is that fair?At least when I try and change peopleI only change their hair!
If you say you can go change your fateBut I know the only reason you say you canIs cause you suck at choosing a date!
Merida:Don’t bring up dates to me, ai’ght'Cause your sister knocked down two me in two nights!
And yet there you are up in your castle aloneHope you don’t get frostbite sweetie just from sitting on your throne!
Once you look inside yourself you’ll realise your a shamNot an actual royal specimen like I am.
And now you  understand I’ve just kicked your ass, sotake my solemn advice dear.And let it go.
WHO WONWHO’S NEXT?
YOU DECIDE!!!

You read the beginning and outro in the voice and you know you did

brave-heart-juliet:

inkstainsonmyjacket:

xxduhastxx:

meowbeastt:

gymleaderkarkat:

What are you so afraid of!?

I’m REALLY sorry but it looks like they’re about to rap battle

That’s exactly what I thought, too

Epic Rap Battles of DISNEYYYYYYYYYYYY

QUEEN ELSA

VERSUS

PRINCESS MERIDA

BEGIN!

Elsa:
Hey nice hair
Ms. Curly ass fro
You’re out of control
Mine is slick like the snow

Your right it’s petty to just
focus on your look
Should we focus on talent
'cause we know you can't cook

Go ahead and threaten me with your
little wooden weapon
But not even a bear cankeep me from steppin’

Up on your turf ‘cause I’m
straight rippin’ from Narnia
And if you walk out the door now
I promise no harm to ye’.

Merida:
That’s rich
coming from a from a Frozen ass bitch

I don’t even need my bow
to deal with this sitch’

I didn’t realise you started rapping
'cause I thought we kept it classy
With the noises coming out your mouth
I thought it was your sister being gassy!

You’ll destroy yourself
by keepin’ everything inside
Your powers can’t be controlled ‘cause
your sick in the mind!

Both parents are dead!
Now you’re ill in the head -
If I didn’t know better I’d say you hated red -
Hair! Cause you changed your sis
Didn’t notice till now but your fate is this

To be upstaged by we the new dominate race
I guess people like us better b/c gingers are running this place.

Elsa:
Don’t pop your top
you unreasonable scot
If you weren’t so selfish then you’d’ve not

turned your mom to a bear
how the hell is that fair?
At least when I try and change people
I only change their hair!

If you say you can go change your fate
But I know the only reason you say you can
Is cause you suck at choosing a date!

Merida:
Don’t bring up dates to me, ai’ght
'Cause your sister knocked down two me in two nights!

And yet there you are up in your castle aloneHope you don’t get frostbite sweetie just from sitting on your throne!

Once you look inside yourself you’ll realise your a sham
Not an actual royal specimen like I am.

And now you  understand I’ve just kicked your ass, so
take my solemn advice dear.
And let it go.

WHO WON
WHO’S NEXT?

YOU DECIDE!!!

You read the beginning and outro in the voice and you know you did

(via potbellies)

durkin62:

watchoutboy:

OH MY GOD WHY, WHY DO YOU DO THIS ON A SITE WITH 13 YEAR OLDS WHO WILL ACTUALLY TRY THIS, STOP

Natural selection.

durkin62:

watchoutboy:

OH MY GOD WHY, WHY DO YOU DO THIS ON A SITE WITH 13 YEAR OLDS WHO WILL ACTUALLY TRY THIS, STOP

Natural selection.

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