cat and burrito

burrito-blanket-cat  asked:

I was hoping you'd have some good examples of authors and books that deal with big points (racism, sexism, etc) well in your opinion. As a writer, I do want to make sure I am representing people correctly.

Well, as a white person, I’m not sure I’m in the best position to recommend books that deal  well with racism.

The only ones I’m semi-comfortable recommending because they come highly recommended by people of color are: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, How it Went Down by Kekla Magoon, and Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi and maybe the New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander. 

But please ask people who actually represent their race. You’ll also need to read non-fiction books that talk about race relations and follow more bloggers of color! You won’t learn much from fiction, especially since a perspective of one race is different from another.

As for sexism,

I would recommend the 

Tortall series by Tamora Pierce (starting with The Song of the Lioness Quartet, The Immortals, then Protector of the Small)

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis, 

The Witches series by Terry Pratchett, 

Here We Are by Kelly Jensen

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray 

The Handmaiden’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson


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Please add more if you can.

So, you guys know about that forum where someone who has seen the movie is providing spoilers to people who ask for them? Well, I’d like to share with you a very gross sentiment that I found there that has become prevalent in this fandom that is more than problematic.

The person says this about the things that Tony experiences: A ‘break’(up) with Pepper offscreen, Rhodey being paralyzed, being forced to watch his parents be apparently brutally murdered by Bucky on video, and then in a rage attacking Bucky and Steve ONLY TO GET BRUTALLY BEATEN DOWN.        

And when someone commented about how they didn’t like team cap so much after that, the reply was: he created Ultron, he deserved it. In fact according to them, he deserve worse and deserves to be locked up himself. To another posters agreement.

So lets review, shall we?

Tony: created Ultron while potentially under the influence of Wanda’s powers as we saw in the movie that Wanda’s abilities had long-lasting effects.

Bruce: helped create Ultron.

Wanda: influenced Tony into creating Ultron through the use of her powers, made sure that Tony got away so he was able to create Ultron, helped Ultron gather the materials he needed to make the device that caused Sokovia to float.

I am so fucking disgusted right now I can barely type straight. So Tony gets literally all of the fucking blame for Ultron even though he had the best intentions creating him and didn’t create him alone? When he was arguably not in his right mind? (but a character not being in their right mind and being controlled by someone else only counts when it’s Bucky, right fandom?) And while I’m glad that Bruce managed to escape the shit show that is the blame throwing game of the fandom, he doesn’t get any responsibility for Ultron? Wanda doesn’t get any blame at all even though the reason that she helped Ultron was for revenge for her family against a man who’s company built but DID NOT FUCKING FIRE THE MISILE THAT KILLED HER FAMILY? She literally caused people to be hurt because of her own selfish need for vengeance, and yet she’s blame free?

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?!

I am truly disgusted right now. I have never seen a character so fucking abused, so fucking ridiculed for things other characters have also done before now. Tony Stark is treated with such little love and consideration by this fandom that I’m getting sick of it. I don’t care if you ship some other ship and have this pervasive need to bring Tony down because of it so that he doesn’t threaten your ship. I don’t care if you’re a fan of another character and feel the need to bash Tony to raise that character up. Anyone and everyone should have the fucking humanity to not rip apart a character that’s already been beaten into the ground and set on fire just for fun. Anyone should at least be able to be a little decent to that characters fans if they can’t find it in themselves to feel sympathy for the character that’s gone through fucking hell and back. NO ONE SHOULD SUGGEST THAT A CHARACTER DESERVES WORSE THAN TO BE BRUTALLY BEATEN UP BY A PERSON THAT THEY JUST SAW KILL THEIR PARENTS ON VIDEO AND SOMEONE WHO THEY THOUGHT WAS THEIR FRIEND.

Because that last bit is just fucking gross, and if you can’t see that then I give up on you as a decent human being.

i just had to do burrito cat with rolo because she stopped eating her meds in her wet food a few weeks ago and she won’t touch her pill pockets anymore and i am genuinely concerned i’m going to lose a finger at some point.

Things I've said to my cat

“You’re nothing but trouble wrapped in a furry burrito.”

“Why are you so full of tears and poop?”

“Yoda Mouse does not belong in the litter box!”

“Litter is not for eats!”

“Darth Vader cannot be in the bathtub when Mommy takes a shower.”

“No, you cannot eat Mr Rabinowitz. Fish are friends, not food.”

“Why do you hop everywhere?!?”