People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you. You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity. Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head. You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially don’t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs.

I’m not trying to diminish the potentially traumatizing nature of this new character, I simply don’t appreciate being told what I can or can not handle or assuming that I don’t know what I’m in for.  That’s for me to decide.  

So yes, this new character will not be a nice one, and you’ve been warned, but I am not going to tell you that you’re not prepared for it or can’t handle it, because frankly that’s not up to me.

anonymous asked:

What do you find suspect in Dolan and why ?

i think that me saying that i “suspect that xavier dolan is a hack” is just an (extremely unfair) instinctive nervousness brought about by his aesthetic brazenness, which, come to think of it, really should be (cautiously, perhaps) embraced. maybe i’m still grumpy that laurence anyways starred a cis man?

the more i think about it the more i want to backpedal on that flippant statement, though. partially because as someone who also works on a large stage sometimes at a young age, i am very sensitive to people insinuating that the opportunities i am afforded are “unearned.” and partially (more crucially) because i can’t wait to see mommy

Really really often, my dad sends me multiple paragraph long philosophical texts and sometimes they get to be too much bc like Dad, I’m buying potato chips and whiskey, I can’t rn but tonight he sent me a text talking about his daily life musings and ended it with

"I may not have done everything I wanted in life, but I did raise one of the gutsiest women I know, and that’s good enough for me. You’re so much braver than I ever was, Syd. Never let that go."



dean challenge: scenes [2/10]




School Grade: 3rd (8 years old)

This character was originally written 輕, which is a combination of vehicle and 巠 an element derived from an image of the lengthwise treads of a loom. Because the image is missing the crosswise threads, it represents “incompleteness,” and “bareness.” So, 輕 originally meant “bare vehicle” or one that was unladen and “light.” This character has come to mean light in a figurative sense as well. In the current form, the righthand side can be taken as a combination of 又 hand and  ground.

queerical asked:

per that last ask, I don't know if leto actually had to audition against other actors, but we know he didn't audition against any trans actors, since the director didn't even consider using a transgender actress for the role. so like, how exactly can we determine whether or not he was the 'best choice' wrt to his acting? (obviously any trans actress would have been better because representation is a thing that's important, but that aside)

Not sure.   Perhaps…with unicorn science?

Folks are always talking about how they want roles to go to the “best actors” regardless of identities such as race or gender but I didn’t see anyone stanning for Meryl Streep to play Harry Potter or Tom Hanks to play Katniss Evedeen.  Just saying.