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Somehow Riad Sattouf managed to make a comedy movie that’s basically a Cinderella adaptation where gender roles are entirely reversed in order to criticize misogyny and gendered political/religious oppression, with two bisexual main characters, one of whom is a political leader AND turns out to be transgender (spoiler, sorry), and yet it got produced and nobody got mad and the world didn’t explode ??? How strange. 

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anonymous asked:

Slaine doing nothing wrong while building a snowman?? ( ^ω^)

Slaine Troyard doing nothing wrong while building a snowman!

(so a while ago, kirinparvillain​ and i had a chat about parvis and strife and how that particular partnership could so easily and wonderfully end in terribleness. and this is the result. i’d highly suggest listening to “ivory" by adam french while reading this.)

warnings for major character death, illness/neglect, abuse, murder, blood, unhealthy relationships, and delusions/detachment from reality/broken moral compass. it’s not nice, guys.

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“You understand why I have to do this, don’t you?” Parvis sighs, rubs a thumb across Will’s cheek and feels it catch on the scars. Will’s covered in them, nowadays – first from the blood magic, and then from the increasingly frequent accidents that came with his weakness, his clumsiness, his exhaustion. “Don’t you, Strife? Tell me you understand.”

One of Will’s eyelids flutters open, gaze hazy and unfocused. His eye wanders, starts on Parvis’ face and tracks slowly sideways across the empty space of the rest of the altar room. Parvis has to wonder if he even knows where he is, if he’s so lost in whatever alternate world he’s seeing that he doesn’t know what’s going on.

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Went looking at a place for prom dresses and found this one!

just some commentary on the situation:

1. yes, i do think this is something to be upset about. its always been something to be upset about. i know that there’s clarification of the meaning/intent behind the translation that i think has sparked a lot of this discourse, but to me that doesn’t erase the connotations of another ill-mannered joke, one of very many that have been made. this isn’t a new thing, this isn’t an isolated incident, this has been happening since day one of the group’s existence. it’s a pattern. i understand the cultural difference but i don’t think that changes the fact that the comments and jokes that they make are very, very hurtful, and very, very wrong in many ways, and i’m angry and disappointed and upset that this is continual, repetitive behavior.

2. this isn’t something we should just handwave away, or try to justify by saying ‘but they’re friends/but they love him/but he says the same kinds of things.’ i really, really don’t think that’s the point here — the fact of the matter is that these are shitty colorist remarks they’re making, whether they mean it in jest or in a ‘good natured’ way or not doesn’t matter because they shouldn’t be saying these things in the first place because they’re wrong. and i think we’ve all noticed by now that hakyeon is not nearly as comfortable or easy-going about any of this as some of us like to believe he is. this is an issue. it’s something to be aware of and something we should be talking about. no one is saying you automatically have to hate every group member that isn’t hakyeon, and no one is literally saying hakyeon is a saint and a bastion of purity, but we shouldn’t be reaching to justify these comments or behaviors, we should be recognizing how and why they’re wrong. good people are still perfectly capable of saying bad things. 

3. that still doesn’t make it okay to start attacking the other members and leaving them harmful and threatening messages in turn. there is a way to go about letting them know that the things that they say are wrong, and it isn’t through threats and violence. directly contacting them on twitter, trying to write to the company itself, taking steps to raise awareness are, i think, the best that we can do. combating this issue through harmful means solves absolutely nothing, but we shouldn’t DO nothing.

4. that being said, if people are uncomfortable and upset to the point that they choose to stop supporting the group and feel better leaving the fandom, LET THEM. i understand where they’re coming from. there is only so much a person can take before it’s too much. that is their decision, it’s not up to any of us to tell them whether or not it’s a good one to make. 

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I thought the entire point was that they were opposites of the people they were paralleled with at the start

I have never actually seen anyone say that before? And wow, I can definitely see how that works. I will absolutely be thinking about that, thank you.

courtcomposer asked:

//Wait, what's going on in that cut scene? I'm assuming it's World's End, but I haven't watched any of the PotC films in a couple years. What's happening? I feel like it's really emotional and I would love it to tears. Lol.

I’LL LINK YOU TO THE THING BUT PRETTY MUCH JONES TELLS WEATHERBY AND JAMES THAT ELIZABETH IS DEAD BY BECKETT’S HAND AND WEATHERBY FREAKS OUT AND TRIES TO STAB THE HEART AND NORRINGTON TRIES TO STOP HIM SO LIKE DADDY FEELS EVERYWHERE AND THEN BECKETT COMES IN AND SMOOTHS EVERYTHING OVER ‘CAUSE THAT’S HIS THING AND AFTER EVERYONE LEAVES HE PRETTY MUCH TELLS MERCER TO GO AHEAD AND KILL GOVERNOR SWANN BECAUSE HE’S OF NO MORE USE TO HIM AND JUST. URGH.

Bascially what I’m saying is, it’s wonderful in every way and I can’t for the life of me imagine why they would cut it from the movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTkIIvApmok

It starts at 4:05 and continues on for a good while.

I lost over 15 followers in the past hour and in a way I can see why people are afraid to speak their mind. An opinion doesn’t define who we are, our point of view on a certain subject shouldn’t instantly label us, put us in some sort of category that most people wouldn’t like to associate with simply because it’s considered ‘wrong’. I’ve never seen a more judgemental mass of people than the one here on tumblr(generally speaking rn), and it’s in a way hypocritical when you think we preach love and differences and all that great stuff.

Being instantly accused that I side with the bully simply because I choose to focus on a different bullet point of this situation than everyone focuses on and stands up for right now, it’s so ridiculous and if this wasn’t such a complex and sensitive situation, it would’ve amused me.

Being instantly rejected and cut out for having a slightly different opinion than someone else’s, says a lot about this website.

These being said, I hope people gain the courage to speak their mind because that doesn’t invalidate who we are, does not make us bad people and it doesn’t categorize us as anything. Please never let yourself influenced in your choices by mass beliefs, to blend yourself, censor your real thoughts and your true personality.

every so often I go on a complete skyrim binge, download tons of armor pieces and merge them into one mod, resort all my mods, play for two seconds, quit

remember when you could say you thought a girl was showing too much/any opinion really without being stabbed on the internet?? the good ol’ days

as long as you don’t send a person hate, having opinions is fine, don’t let the internet tell you otherwise :)