but the drama is so great

my fave bit of the old hp ffs on ff.net were the moments where lily would be angry, go by the great lake and see a beautiful deer that she stroked and talked to about ‘stupid toerag potter’ 

“I was a little worried about the casting announcements for Age of Youth season 2 when they added more guys as love interests and made Kang unni only a cameo. But now Yoo Eun Jae is going to be played by a different actress, like wtf? I still trust the writer but the drama was so great because it focused on the girls and their friendships, not about every girl having a love interest. Please don’t screw up this great drama with a mediocre Season 2!”

Just introduced a friend to Musketeers. She just finished S1 and is madly in love with the show. She thinks it’s great how much agency Milady has while also being really gray, all in a period drama, which happens so rarely. I’ve warned her that S3 is different because there was a change in showrunners, and Milady isn’t in it much (and she should probably just skip it). I promised her they at least don’t kill Milady, but her response was: “I mean if they turn her into a straight up villain and stick Athos with some ‘redemption’ love story I’ll vomit.”

And then I started to cry.

anonymous asked:

Hello :) do you know any other shows similar to skam? (I think you once mentioned a French one but I'm not sure?) I want to watch more european/non-usa shows with great thematics and not only boring 'teen drama', I feel like I'm missing so much with the ones I've watched (mainly american) and skam made me realize it!!! I will be so grateful if you or any of your followers recommended me some :-)

i dont usually watch tv shows in general lmao, im more into movies, im really really picky when it comes to tv shows so idk :/

if anyone knows any good tv shows to recommend to this anon pls say so ❤️

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“The souls of your people are saving you. However, the blood of thousands (people) are on your sword as well as the blood of your enemies who’re also descendants of deities. You shall be immortal and watch your loved ones die. You won’t forget a single death as this is the award I give you & the punishment you shall receive. Only the Goblin’s bride shall remove the sword. Once the sword is removed, you shall return to ash & be at peace”

Can Tumblr Just Stop

Listen up y’all! Because when it comes to this topic:

Originally posted by blackbeak

I have had it with people saying you can’t enjoy something that doesn’t ‘belong’ to your culture. Apparently you’re racist if you’re a white girl dressing up as Tiana for comic con. Or if you’re wanting to adapt a story from China into a blockbuster movie. Or if you’re trying to cook an ethnic meal even if you have no experience. Because according to Tumblr (and alarmingly a lot of colleges) it’s ‘culture appropriation’ to even be curious about another country. Seriously. I had to write a paper to explain that you can still enjoy Mexican food even if you’re not from Mexico. And people argued with me. My professor argued with me! They all claimed that if you enjoy food from other cultures that you were stealing from that culture! Really?

I see this kind of attitude all the time about media too. Like, people flip out when they see a black girl playing Eponine from Les Miserables. Or when a predominately white school is performing The Wiz. People just jump into blind hate and claim that these performers are racists… but most of the time these performers are doing a role or a show because they love it. Because they connect with it in some way. 

Here’s a quote we all need to read:

“You don’t need to be the same ethnicity as the story you’re watching in order to identify with it. If the story is told well. It [a good story] is about relating to people that you may not necessarily think you’re going to relate to in the beginning, but by the end you’re going ‘That’s me.’ ”

You know who said that?

Lin-Manuel Miranda

AKA:

The guy who wrote In The Heights and Hamilton, which did WONDERS in including people of all different ethnicities in mainstream musicals. AND in the interview he said that he was inspired from when he saw Fiddler on the Roof when he was six years old. Even though he was Puerto Rican and the show was about Jews and Russia- he related to the story about the sacrifices you make for your family. Because that’s something that everyone can relate to.

In other words, a good story can speak to anyone regardless of culture and that’s okay!

It’s okay for a Japanese cast to perform In The Heights. It’s okay for an African American to play Éponine in Les Miserables. It’s okay for people to adapt a J-Pop song into English. And it’s okay for a predominately white school to perform Hamilton or The Wiz.

If people are doing something because they genuinely love it, then there is nothing wrong with that. And this applies to everything!!!

If you’re a white girl wanting to wear dreads in your hair because you think it looks cool- GO FOR IT! If you’re a Korean man who loves listening to Latin music- GREAT! If you’re an Irish kid obsessed with learning Japanese- AWESOME! If you’re British and want to try out for Hamilton- NICE! If you’re an African American who jams out to K-Dramas- SWEET! If you’re an American who has moved to South Africa because you want to learn more about local tribes- THAT’S SO COOL!

Look:

People shouldn’t be guilt tripped into staying in their own cultural norms. I hate it when people say “you can’t enjoy this thing because it belongs to another culture.”

Doesn’t that sound a bit racist? Scratch that. IT SOUNDS A LOT RACIST!

Yo, I can kinda see where the anger comes from. I know there are people who claim to know a lot about a different culture… when they obviously don’t by their actions or mistreatment to those who actually belong to that culture. But there is a HUGE difference between those who are being “entitled” and those who just haven’t learned enough yet. Learning about a different culture takes time! Man, it takes several years just to learn a different language. Much more to learn about social norms and values. 

And if they get a few things wrong… for crying out loud, show some mercy! No one is perfect. Stop with the “all or nothing” mentality. Show some compassion for those who genuinely want to know more about your amazing heritage/culture. 

Because most of the time these people are trying their best to learn! In fact, 99% of the time, they’re self conscious because they know they are an outsider to your thing. But you can teach them. Share your culture. Let it thrive! Give people a chance! If you treat outsiders harshly for learning and enjoying your culture, then you’re harming your own representation. 

THIS KID IS OUT!

Serving Fish 

Victo Ngai

Latest art for a short novel “Serving Fish” by Christopher Caldwell, published in the current issue of People of Color Take Over Fantastic Stories of the Imagination (FSI).

Be sure to check out this fascinating story packed with drama, love and revenge about a very feminine drag queen who gains her power of enchantment from the most unlikely source, and in exchange of this power, she has to offer up a bit of herself. 

Big thanks to Nisi Shawl, who is the author of “Everfair” which I have had the great pleasure of creating the cover for, for thinking of me for this project and the full creative range. Thank you also Warren Lapine, the publisher of FSI, for being so easy and wonderful to work with. 

Why Rick and Morty is such a good series:

Do you know what makes Rick and Morty such a good series?

The humanistic approach to each story and character and the savage portrayal of real emotions felt by believable characters. The characters in Rick and Morty are not over the top caricatures, such as they are in Family Guy and now the Simpsons, they are real.

When Beth shoots Mr poopybutthole, she shakily sobs into a glass of wine while he lays bleeding. Jerry is whiny but also tries hard to be the man of the house. Summer is not only believable as a teenage girl, but she is also complex and has layers to her character that other equivalents do not.

Morty suffers real trauma throughout the series and it wears on him as it progresses. Each character has real flaws, real developments and strengths.

Originally posted by borg-snorkelling

Most of all, the protagonist Rick is as layered, complex and indecipherable a character as you can get. He is truly a toxic person who struggles between loving his family and yet remaining distant. You feel every single emotional blow he is dealt and you can empathise with how he reacts to it, because we have all done the same.

There’s real drama in the series, better drama than seen in most TV shows today and all the while there is drama, the action is excellent, the stories are great and the laughter is genuine. It doesn’t try to be funny all the time, it doesn’t try to be sad all the time. Behind every laugh is real pain and that makes the comedy in the series so much more effective, because we can relate to it on a human level.

For a series that is based on science fiction and fantasy, it is awfully real.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTA0DSfrGZ0

Gryffindor Headcanons

• petting every dog they see
• saying ‘yolo’ in a sarcastic way until it becomes a habit
• hurting someone by accident and laughing so hard about it that they forget to apologise
• ‘I’m not a drama queen I’m just….yeah okay I am’
• getting distracted easily when trying to do school work
• being great at giving speeches in front of the class and being very eloquent in other situations as well
• annoying friends on purpose
• throwing their dirty worn clothes on the floor after undressing
• loud singing under the shower
• being overly dramatic when they’ve caught a cold but pretending like nothing is wrong when they’ve broken several limbs, burned all their hair and nearly died because they ‘wanted to try something out’
• getting sun burned after falling asleep outside
• having too much coffee
• convincing friends doing something with them with the phrase 'Come on! It’ll be fun!’
• friends are family
• nothing is impossible and therefore everything must be tried
• being able to accomplish anything as soon as they’re excited about it


Hufflepuff Headcanons

Slytherin Headcanons

Ravenclaw Headcanons

Do you ever think about the other Hufflepuff first years who got sorted with Tonks? Like they were probably thinking “This is so great, everyone’s gonna be so nice and chill and this seems like the non-drama house, I’m gonna be able to kick back and relax and take my education at my own pace with understanding and support from those around me and—”

And then fucking eleven year old Nymphadora Tonks breaks down a door, comes bursting into the room, hyped up as if she’s downed six cans of Monster back to back, like “HEY GUYS I’M TONKS WE’RE GONNA BE SUCH GOOD FRIENDS HEY DOES ANYONE ELSE WANT TO GO BREAK INTO THE OTHER COMMON ROOMS OR DO FRIENDSHIP PIERCINGS WITH A SAFETY PIN OH MERLIN THIS IS GONNA BE SO MUCH FUN I HAVE CAFFEINATED BEVERAGES AND A SELECTION OF PUNK ALBUMS ON VINYL FROM NOW ON OUR BEDTIME IS NEVER”

Like there is no way these children could have prepared themselves for Nymphadora Tonks, there is no way.

Zodiac facts VI

Aries have vibrant energy and natural authority.

Taurus have a very good memory and absorb the informations like a sponge.

Gemini flee dramas and disputes, it bore them so much!

Cancer can’t stand being far away or separated from those they love.

Leo can be very romantic.

No worries, the Virgo know how to keep secrets.

Libra have great difficulty in trusting others.

Hate or love, the Scorpio don’t sail between the two.

Sagittarius are the kind that give money to those who need it.

Capricorn make a great boss, a respectable boss.

The thoughts of Aquarius are profound, so that they sometimes lose themselves.

The heart of Pisces turns into a marshmallow when they are in love.

anonymous asked:

Hi! I just wanted to apologize for any crazy fans who harassed you or any of the crew member for the trans marco theory thing. I don't exactly support the theory as well, since I find that 1 guy and 1 girl as protagonist creates a perfect balance that welcome both side of the gender and having 2 girls instead would favor more on the girl side of the demographics. But it's wrong to send hate to the crew or ANYONE over it for that matter. I hope you don't have a bad impression of our fandom :(

Hey! Thanks for writing in! Don’t worry, I don’t have a bad opinion of the fandom–in my experience, every fandom has its own brand of drama, and there are plenty of creators who have experienced much worse than I did. 

But I did want to say something on the middle section of your comment! So: it’s totally fine if you aren’t interested in the trans Marco theory and personally prefer shows with one male and one female protagonist. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions! But when you bring up this particular opinion in a conversation about female and LGBT representation, it makes it harder to have these kinds of conversations.

“Balance” sounds super great … in theory! If this show existed in a vacuum, then I would absolutely agree with you that equal gender representation is ideal. But it doesn’t. This show exists in our world, and our world has some pretty lame stuff in it. 

For instance, you mentioned that having two female protagonists would favor a female demographic. But here’s the thing: animated shows are functionally not ALLOWED to have a show with two female protagonists. Historically, networks have overwhelmingly favored shows with male protagonists because advertisers who support television networks have preferred to manufacture and market toys and products aimed at young boys.

Every once in a while, networks seek out shows with female protagonists–with the caveat that they be accompanied by a male costar. They don’t want to risk losing their “boys” demographic and, at the end of the day, that means that boys are valued more than girls. So when you see a show with a “balanced” show with a female lead and a male sidekick, remember that that “equal representation” is done to cater to male viewers and is usually mandatory. 

And then there’s the trans element.* Trans representation is exponentially rarer than female representation. If you are a trans kid growing up, you will have a very hard time finding your experienced reflected in the media you consume. And when the media you consume–and the culture that creates it–acts like you don’t exist, it’s easy to feel like you yourself don’t exist. That you don’t deserve respect. 

While we are seeing better representation of LGBT folks in media, we still have a long way to go. In the meantime, some people are taking matters into their own hands, either by creating their own stories or through fan theories. And that’s ultimately (to my understanding) what the trans marco people are doing: they see the potential for representation and make it their own. 

So when people post about the trans marco theory, hoping for representation that they badly need and deserve, it’s probably not a good time to jump in and talk about how having two female protagonists would make the show “unbalanced.” The WORLD is unbalanced. We gotta do something to tip the scales back in the right direction. 

And after all, if you wanted male representation, you could easily look to the supporting cast–or any number of animated shows that feature primarily if not exclusively male protagonists. There is really no shortage of them.

Again, I want to stress that if you like the one-boy-one-girl dynamic, that’s fine! But there’s a time and place for that opinion. 

*Disclaimer: I am not trans! And I don’t pretend to speak for trans people. Please feel free to correct or add onto this.