effects on children

Guillermo del Toro’s last five films have been:

1. A dark fairy tale as a metaphor for the effects of war on children, set in the midst of the Spanish Civil War
2. A superhero movie that features a war between mankind and magical creatures
3. An action movie where the heroes have to share their minds and bond emotionally so they can punch aliens from the sea better. Also Charlie Day is a scientist.
4. Basically what would happen if all three Bronte sisters got hammered and wrote a book with Lord Byron.
and 5. An adorable woman falls in love with a fish man. Not a merman. A FISH MAN.

No one in Hollywood is having more fun.

When I explain cultural misappropriation to children, I use the example of The Nightmare Before Christmas.  

It’s effective because especially for children, who don’t have enough historical context to understand much of the concept, you can still fully grasp the idea.  

There was nothing wrong with Jack seeing the beauty and differences in Christmas town, it’s when he tried to take what is unique about Christmas town away from those it originally belonged to without understanding the full context of Christmas things is when everything went wrong.

When Jack tries to get the folk of Halloween town to make Christmas gifts for children, etc., children understand that the Halloween town folk do not have the full context for the objects they are making, and they are able to see that the direct repercussions and consequences are very harmful.

Relatable Ryders

The Ryder twins are two of the most relatable protagonists I’ve ever seen in a video game:

- Awkward af, sarcasm and one liners are their speciality

- Can’t flirt to save their lives

- Certified Human Disasters ™

- Make weird faces when the talk

-Walk kind of funny

- Have no idea what’s going on

- Trying to do their best in a scary world

Space Pets

I wish you could have a pet in ME:A, like pyjaks and hamsters are cute, But I’d love to have a cat. Plus, I think Jaal would imminently fall in love with one.

Jaal: What is this fluffy creature? 

Ryder: That’s my son.

Jaal: …what.

Ryder: *laughs* That’s my cat. It’s a pet some humans have.

Jaal: *picks up the cat* 

Jaal: What it is doing with its claws?

Ryder: It’s kneading, it means it likes you.

Jaal: *pets the cat* Why does it vibrate?

Ryder: It’s purring, it means he loves you.


Jaal: Ryder, our son has my eyes.

Again I’m late to the hype train :c
But after finishing Mass Effect 3 and immerse myself in a huge sadness, I could not help but draw this; (

I hope you liked my work, if so, please let me know. A like or share can help me get further!

Mass effect saga by Bioware
Illustration by NikoDere

re: kaz scaring the crap out of a child

you know what really gets me about kaz’s interaction with hanna?
he kneels down to speak to her.
for him, it would probably be easier to not kneel because of his bad leg, but he does it anyway. why is this important?

i work with kids a lot, and my number 1 rule when talking to kids is: if you want to tell a kid something important, you crouch down to talk to them. this does 3 things:
1) they will take you seriously because you make eye contact
2) they feel like they are taken seriously because you put yourself at their level
3) they will actively listen and remember what you say because you aren’t distant

hanna believes that kaz is the monster under her bed. imagine her fear when the bogeyman kneels down, looks her in the eye, and pets her dog. kaz could have gone with a ‘ominous monstrous threatening from the shadows’ approach and tried to manipulate her without letting her see his face properly. but his far more effective strategy is to be very direct and personal (he uses her name, he uses her friends’ names, he asks her which is her favorite dog - all tools for effectual communication with children) and it’s terrifying.

Can we…not make fun of people’s art, especially if they’re children? And delete all “bad art blogs” that just repost (usually kid’s) OC’s without permission for the sole reason of making fun of them thanks


“Remind me - how are we related?”
“We shared a womb.”
“No, that can’t be it.”
“…are you still mad because I ate the last piece of pizza?”
“Yes, unknown person I’ve never seen in my life who claims to be my sister.”

more Shepard twins stuff [here]

  • people: shadowhunters is an immature show
  • me:
  • me: 5/8 main characters are non stereotyped ethnicities, lots of lgbtq+ characters, healthy relationship between a gay man and a bi man, minorities in positions of power, highlights issues like drug abuse and child abuse, shows how parents' views effect their children, characters from different religions