and other famous people

C: My mixed friend asked me a question today: Why is it every-time a person who is mixed (black + other race) is famous black people are so quick to claim them? I said, “Because they’re black.” She argued that they’re not, they’re mixed. What makes someone black? Freaking Meghan Markle and Halsey are whiter than white with European features, but they’re half black. So the hair doesn’t always give it away either. Why do we call mixed people black? Why don’t we call them mixed?

anonymous asked:

At least we know both Rob and Glenn are willing to learn from their mistakes, when other problematic famous people couldnt really give a fuck, the best example is how Rob got called out for having only male directors til S11 and instead of whining he understood his mistake and fixed it with S12 having more diverse directors and writers and didnt want any celebration bc of it. Both of them are 2 good guys at heart even tho they sometime fuck up badly.

that’s true! they do mean well and i’m glad they’re at least willing to listen

7

Lestrade doing some real talk

Hell is other people.
— 

Jean-Paul Sarte’s famous quote from Being and Nothingness doesn’t mean what most people think it means.

“Sartre’s point was never that other people make your life hell. He was trying to tinker with the philosophical concept of "being for others,” which holds that people function as mirrors of our psychological understanding of ourselves. Chad the giant douche has been a douche his entire life, but his douchiness is reflected by other people’s reactions to him. The more people he interacts with, the more of his faults he will be forced to recognize via their actions.“

Idea: Ghosts only exist as long as someone who remembers them is alive.

More tragic idea: Two ghosts become friends, but then one of their distant descendants dies and one vanishes, leaving the other ghost alone.

Even more tragic idea: Ghosts of famous or important people hanging around for a really long time, forming a small community, watching as some fade into obscurity and others gain historical significance, living in fear as some names cease to be published even in history books, knowing at any point a random scholar could croak and take a ghost with them; while others live on, forced into continued existence by the whatever legacy history has twisted into staying relevant, experiencing close calls as their fame surges and wanes with different generations.

Serious question: why do we have to justify who we ship with meta and conspiracy theories? Is there  reason we can’t just say, “ I don’t care what the writers wrote those characters as Gay or straight, I’m shipping them in the way  see fit!” I don’t understand the need for justification or the tendency to evangelize about it. I’m not trying to be dismissive, but  think back to Kirk/Spock and Starsky and Hutch and other famous ships where people shipped them knowing that the writers absolutely would never, never, ever “approve” it. Just trying to get my brain around it. 

super quick dood of a gal i thought of

she’s a famous idol but is a literal shitshow. she hates everyone and everything and highkey just wants money. how she fits into the BNHA universe? literally no clue man i just wanted her to have a quirk. /shrug

A dress fitting at the fashion house of the Sorelle Fontana in Rome,  1953

The Fontanas were 3 Italian sisters and designers: Zoe, Micol and Giovanna. They set up their atelier in Rome in the Via Liguria in 1943. Six years later Linda Christian selected one of their dresses for her wedding to Tyrone Power in Rome, 1949. After that they were asked to design dresses for Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor and many other Hollywood and European stars and other famous people.

for sniccolo

within certain circles (not gonna name any names), there’s this really bad bit of liberal discourse which states that economic inequality can only be addressed in terms of increasing the economic power of the poor, and never in terms of reducing the economic power of the rich, and that if you ever attempt to address economic inequality in terms of reducing the economic power of the rich, that makes you a ~mean hateful bully~ or whatever. 

there are a few reasons this is incredibly silly- the first and most obvious being that since wealth is, among other things, a representation of resource access, and resources are finite, so thus wealth inequality without some measure of redistribution is not really plausible.

but another equally important factor is that the wealthy are able to harm other people without experiencing any consequence for it- a famous example being that wealthy teen who killed 4 people through reckless driving and was let off easy due to “affluenza.” or the current example of the DAPL, where construction on the pipeline continued illegally because the company can afford the fine and still stands to make a net gain if the pipeline is built. 

i think it is transparently obvious that a solution to economic inequality which gave everyone the ability to cause harm to others without significant consequence would not be ideal. this issue with economic inequality specifically cannot be addressed in any way other than by stripping economic power from the wealthy.

any framework which treats the notion of reducing the economic power of the wealthy as off-limits is a framework which is constructed in such a way as to hamstring the left.

anonymous asked:

What do you do when you get to the point where you hate everything you write?

Honestly? Stop writing. 

Take a break from writing. Look at things that you love, that make you excited about life. I know that, for me, reading Tolkien’s works and watching movies with great stories like Midnight in Paris and Moulin Rouge always get me excited about writing. 

Then look at yourself. Are you writing to be famous? To make other people happy? Do you feel like you should have made more progress than you have? What has changed from when you loved writing to know? Have you made your story too difficult or complicated that it feels like homework instead of fun? 

I recommend reading over the old stuff that you wrote when you loved writing. Don’t allow yourself to judge what you’ve written, because we all learn as we write. For me, my middle school writing is awful, but I can see what I loved about writing in it. 

Just take some time to yourself and let yourself feel that excitement that you used to feel about writing. If you have something more specific that you are struggling with about it, then feel free to message us again and we can give more specific advice. I’m sorry that you’re going through them. I’ve been there and it’s awful. But you CAN GET THROUGH IT FRIEND. 

Hope this helps. Let us know if you have more questions.

–Dianne

Personal Question List

Question lists have been popping up quite a lot recently, but a lot of the questions are making people define themselves in boxes, or defining themselves by comparing themselves with others (either movie characters or famous people) or ask about other things that are just constructs of society. They are questions people feel safe to answer, safe to let other people know the answer to. But it doesn’t really give the space for anyone to really be themselves, or to help people understand themselves better. There is no space for personal understanding or growth. Therefore, I thought I’d make a list of questions that actually gives people a chance to get to know themselves better and hopefully also help them to find out what they do want from their life, and how to get there. I’ve decided to not be a total perfectionist about anything I’m writing here, and to just post what I come up with. If anyone wants to add more questions to the list, feel free to do so.

The questions are to be taken as guidelines for answers. All answers are correct and there is no such thing as a wrong answer. Your answer doesn’t have to be within the bounds of the question; you are unique and you can’t be put in a box anyway.

Your answers are yours and they’re mostly meant to be given to yourself privately and in brutal honesty. But if anyone feels like sharing their answers, I am sure there is a lot of beauty to be seen and a lot to be learned from by other people.

  1. What is your favourite place that you can reach within half an hour?
  2. What is your favourite place on the planet?
  3. What does your ideal holiday look like? Have you had that holiday lately?
  4. If you could go anywhere you want, where would you go? Is anything stopping you from actually going there?
  5. What element do you feel like most: water, earth, air or fire? Why?
  6. Do you consider yourself more be like a pencil, a pen or a paintbrush? Why?
  7. What colour(s) do you like best in nature?
  8. What colour(s) would you like your surroundings to be?
  9. Is there anything you wish you could learn? Is anything stopping you from learning it?
  10. What kind of work would you really love to do? Is that your current job? If not, can you do something about it?
  11. What does your ideal home look like? Do you have that home? If not, can you do something about it?
  12. What is your favourite food?
  13. What do you think about the food you eat on a daily basis? Do you enjoy it? Does it make you feel good physically and does it make you feel good about yourself?
  14. What do you love most about your best friend(s)?
  15. If you have a partner, what do you love best about them? If you don’t have a partner, what is something you’d value most in a partner?
  16. What do you love most about yourself?
  17. If you could change anything about your personality, would you? And if so, what and why?
  18. Is there anything about yourself that you feel you have to hide? If so, what would happen if you didn’t hide it?
  19. Is there anything from your childhood you are still angry/upset about? Does it affect your daily life? Is there anything you can do to help yourself resolve it?
  20. Have you got any unresolved issues with your parents? Is there anything you can do about it to help yourself resolve it?
  21. How do you feel when you think back at school/high school/higher education? Why? If there are negative feelings, does this still affect you in daily life and is there anything you can do to help yourself resolve it?
  22. If you could say anything you’d like and the person you’d say it to would forget what you said right away, is there anyone who you’d like to say something to? (For example how they have upset you, or that you love them, or a secret you wish you could share with someone.)
  23. Do you have any fears considering other people or interaction with them? Is there anything you can do about it?
  24. How do you feel about change?
  25. Do you trust life?
  26. What is your happiest childhood memory?
  27. What is your happiest memory from the past year?
  28. What is the happiest moment of your life?
  29. What are you proud of?
  30. What do you want other people to remember you by?
  31. What do you want from your future?
  32. If you could have anything you want, right now, what would it be? Is anything stopping you from having it? (Hint: it doesn’t have to be a material thing.)
  33. If you could do anything you want, right now, what would it be? What is stopping you?

I’d like to personally thank Jared Padalecki for making the AKF campaign because while I may not be depressed or sad all the time, I occasionally lapse and the only thing which stops me from crying or screaming in public is the thought that the campaign exists. That there are other people fighting the same feelings, some of them as famous as Jared and others as ordinary as myself. Always keep fighting xx

anonymous asked:

In other jobs there's no way people like Felix and Mark would get away with saying stuff like this. Like, you're expected to watch what you say in retail environments, when on the phone with customers, etc. Even other famous people are expected to not, y'know, be racist jerks in public, because it can hurt their image. But somehow if you're a yt star, you get to be as offensive as you want?

there’s this lasting strange idea that somehow things said on the internet, which is full of millions of people, just do not count as interacting with other people.

it’s easy for lots of people to dismiss it, between text posts and vlogs, and since it’s something you do from home there’s a false assumption that it’s disconnected from social environments.

which is really funny if you’re a person who has grown up with social media and are all too aware of just how social it is and how big of an emotional drain it is.

like, news flash. this is a public space. forum boards, video comments, etc. are all full of people and are thusly social environments that come with the same responsibilities and consequences as speech made in person. the fact that i have typed this sentence does not make it less my own words compared to if i were to have spoken it.

since i have a big-ish following, i have more responsibility in what i say and do, since i interact with more people compared to a blog that has only a handful of close friends. i am interacting with other people. it counts.