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Getting to know you Questions for the Mun!
  • 🎂- When's your birthday?
  • 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦- What's your family like?
  • 🐶- Favorite animal?
  • 🔶- Favorite color(s)?
  • 🎥- Favorite movie?
  • 📺- Favorite TV show?
  • 🎞- Favorite cartoon/anime?
  • 🍔- Favorite food?
  • 🍦- Favorite ice cream flavor?
  • 🍭- Favorite candy?
  • 🍸- Do you drink?
  • 👣- What do you like to do in your spare time?
  • ⚽️- Do you like any sports?
  • 🎮- Favorite video game(s)?
  • ⛪️- Are you religious?
  • ⌛️- Last thing you did before logging in?
  • 🎈- Share a childhood memory!
  • 🛍- What was the last purchase you made for?
  • 💸- If you had a billion dollars and could only spend it, what would you buy first?
  • 🖌- Are you artsy?
  • ❤️- How would you describe yourself?
  • 💛- How do other people describe you?
  • ⭕️- Favorite Pokemon?
  • 💠- what is the Most expensive thing you own?
  • ⚜- What is the most precious thing you own?
  • 🐻- Do you have any stuffed animals?
  • 🐝- Favorite season?
  • 🐋- share a Weird/funny story?

I like to imagine aliens that have no concept of creative expression. Aliens that design technology only for efficiency and ease of life. Them having books and movies only to convey information. Imagine how baffled they be by humans. They’d be like “what are art museums? You just go to a building and look at pictures?” “Yeah they’re pretty!” “What do they mean?” “Art means different things to different people. It depends on the person!” And they’re just so confused. Or “why are there… why does this cellular phone, as you call it, come in multiple colors?” “Because people like different colors” “but…. why? Does the rose gold phone have a different purpose?” “No they’re all the same, just different colors” “but??????” Or my personal favorite: humans trying to explain the concept of a person having a favorite color. “Why do humans have favorite colors? Do different wavelengths of light mean different things to different people?” “No they just look pretty. I like green. Green is a pretty color.” “But why??????” “Just because.” And they’re just so perplexed and frustrated

A white guy’s thoughts on “Get Out” and racism

This weekend, I went to see a horror movie. It got stuck in my head, and now I can’t stop thinking about it—but not for any of the reasons you might think.

The movie was Jordan Peele’s new hit Get Out, which has gotten rave reviews from critics—an incredible 99% on Rotten Tomatoes—and has a lot of people talking about its themes.

First of all, I should tell you that I hate horror movies. As a general rule, I stay far, far away from them, but after everything I’d read, I felt like this was an important film for me to see. This trailer might give you some inkling as to why:

Creepy, huh? You might know writer/director Jordan Peele as part of the comedy duo Key & Peele, known for smartly tackling societal issues through sketch comedy. Get Out is a horror movie, but it’s also a film about race in America, and it’s impressively multilayered.

I left the theater feeling deeply disturbed but glad this movie was made. I can’t say any more without revealing spoilers, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet and you don’t want to have the plot spoiled for you, stop reading now and come back later.

Seriously, this is your last chance before I give away what happens.

Okay, you were warned. Here we go.

Our protagonist is Chris Washington, a young black man who has been dating Rose Armitage, a young white woman, for the last four months. She wants him to meet her family, but he’s hesitant. She acknowledges that her dad can be a little awkward on the subject of race, but assures Chris that he means well.

After unnerving encounters with a deer (echoes of The Invitation) and a racist cop, Chris and Rose arrive at the Armitages’ estate. On the surface, the Armitages are very friendly, but the conversation (brilliantly scripted by Peele) includes a lot of the little, everyday, get-under-your-skin moments of racism that people of color have to contend with: Rose’s dad going on about how he voted for Obama, for instance, and asking how long “this thang” has been going on. Chris laughs it off to be polite, though he clearly feels uncomfortable.

There’s a fantastic moment here, by the way, when Rose’s dad offhandedly mentions that they had to close off the basement because of “black mold.” In the midst of the racially charged atmosphere of the conversation, it’s nearly impossible not to take this as a racial remark, and Chris certainly notices, but what could he possibly say about it? Black mold is a real thing; his girlfriend would surely think he was crazy and oversensitive if he said it sounded racist. Chris never reacts to the remark, but that one tiny moment is a reminder to the audience of a real problem people of color often face, when racism can’t be called out without being accused of “playing the race card” or seeing things that aren’t there. (Incidentally, it turns out that the basement is actually used for molding of a different sort.)

There are other reasons for Chris to be unsettled: The only other black people on the estate are two servants, Georgina and Walter (Rose’s dad says he knows how bad it looks, but that it’s not what it seems), and something is clearly “off” about them. Later, more white people show up—and one more black character, and he, too, feels “off.”

By the end of the film, we learn the horrible secret: Rose’s family is kidnapping and luring black people to their estate, where they’re being hypnotized and psychologically trapped inside themselves—Rose’s mom calls it “the sunken place”—so that old or disabled white people’s consciousnesses can be transplanted into their bodies. The white people are then able to move about, controlling their new black bodies, with the black person’s consciousness along for the ride as a mere “passenger.” In a shocking twist, it turns out that even apparently-sweet Rose is in on the plot, and Chris must fight her and the rest of her family to escape.

This isn’t a “white people are evil” film, although it may sound that way at first, but it is a film about racism. I know many of my friends of color will connect with this movie in a way I can’t, so I won’t try to say what I think they’ll get out of it. I do want to say how I connected with it, though, because I think what Jordan Peele has done here is really important for white audiences. 

If you look beyond the surface horror-movie plot, this film actually gives white people a tiny peek at the reality of racism—not the epithet-shouting neo-Nazi kind of racism that white people normally imagine when we hear “racism,” but the “Oh it’s so nice to meet you; I voted for Obama” kind of racism, the subtle othering that expects people of color to smile and get along and adopt white culture as their own whenever they’re around white people.

So many of the moments in Get Out are clearly intended to work on multiple levels. When Chris confronts Georgina about something being wrong and she smiles and says, “No, no no no no no,” with tears streaming down her cheeks, the symbolism is blatant. How often do people of color have to ignore the subtle indignities they face and hide their true emotions in order to avoid coming across as, for example, “the angry black woman/man”? How many times do they find themselves in social situations—even with their closest white friends!—where people make little comments tying them to an “exotic,” supposedly monolithic culture, where they have to respond with a smile and a laugh instead of telling people how stupid and offensive they’re being? 

I can’t tell you the number of these stories I’ve heard from my friends, and I’m quite sure that the stories I’ve heard are only a tiny fraction of the stories that could be told. So there’s something in that moment that speaks volumes about the experiences of people of color in America.

The same is true for so many other moments. The black characters Chris meets at the Armitages’ have all symbolically given up their identities and conformed to white culture; when Chris meets one character, he turns out to be going under a new name, with new clothes and new mannerisms; when Chris offers him a fist bump, he tries to shake Chris’s fist. Again, within the story, there’s an explanation for all this, but every moment here is also about assimilation and culture differences. 

For me as a white audience member, all of these moments did something remarkable: They showed me my own culture—a culture I’m often blissfully unaware of because it’s all around me—as something alien. They reminded me that I, too, have a culture, and that expecting everyone else to assimilate to my culture is just as much an erasing of their identities as it would be to expect me to assimilate to someone else’s culture.

And that’s a big part of what Get Out is about—the erasing of identities, and the power of racism to destroy people. I think it’s really significant that racism is portrayed here very differently from how it’s normally portrayed in movies written by white people. In most Hollywood movies, you know a character is racist because they shout racial epithets or make blatant statements about a certain race’s inferiority. That allows white audiences to say, “I would never do/say that, so I’m not racist!” We really don’t want to think we are.

But notice something important about Get Out’s treatment of racism: This is a film about the literal enslavement of black people—racism doesn’t get more extreme than that—and yet Peele doesn’t go for the obvious by having the white characters admit that they think black people are inferior; instead, they subjugate and dehumanize people by claiming to admire things about them. They turn them into fashion accessories. 

When Chris asks why only black people are being targeted for this procedure, the response is telling: It’s not (supposedly) because the white characters think African Americans are bad, but rather, because they like certain things about them and they want “a change” for themselves. They want to become black—it’s trendy, we’re told!—but without having had any of the actual life experiences or history of African Americans. White people need to see this: to experience the ways in which Chris is othered by people who tell him all the things they like about him—isn’t he strong? Look at those muscles! Does he play golf like Tiger Woods? And he must be well-endowed and have such sexual prowess, right, Rose?

The white people in the audience need to be reminded that just because you’re saying positive things about someone doesn’t mean you’re not being racist, that turning someone into an exotic “other” may not be the same as shouting an epithet, but it’s still taking away someone’s identity and treating them as a commodity.

The film is filled with these kinds of moments. When we realize that Rose’s white grandmother has inhabited the body of Georgina, the fact that she keeps touching her own hair and admiring herself in the mirror takes on a whole new level of significance. (White people, please don’t ask to touch your black friends’ hair.) When Chris connects with a dying deer on the side of the road and later sees a deer head mounted on the wall at the Armitages’ estate, the symbolism is hard to miss. Black people are being turned into trophies in this house. And, oh yeah, they’re being literally auctioned off—as they were in real life in the not-too-distant past.

One day, I’d like to see the film again to pick up on all the ways things read differently the second time through. I noticed several things in retrospect that gain new significance once you know the ending, and I’m sure there’s a lot I didn’t notice. For example, Rose’s dad says he hired Walter and Georgina to care for his parents, and when his parents died, “I couldn’t bear to let them go.” The first time you see the film, it sounds like the “them” is Walter and Georgina. But in retrospect, it’s clear the “them” he couldn’t bear to let go was his parents, so he sacrificed Walter and Georgina for them. Which, again, is an example of how the supposed care of the white characters for the black characters (his care for Walter and Georgina, Rose’s care for Chris) is really all about caring for themselves and treating the black characters as completely interchangeable objects.

The message of the film isn’t simply that the black characters are “good” and the white characters are “bad.” There are presumably—hopefully—many good white people in the world of this film, and many others who wouldn’t do what the Armitages are doing but also probably wouldn’t believe Chris or make the effort to stop it. Peele’s mother and wife are both white, so he’s clearly not trying to paint all white people as villains. 

But I admit, as a white guy, I really, really wanted Rose to be good. I’ve been the white person in an interracial relationship introducing my black boyfriend to my family. I’ve been that. So I related to Rose, and I really wanted to believe that she was well-intentioned and just oblivious; even though she misses the mark on several occasions, there are times that she seems like she gets it and she really does listen to Chris. When a cop asks to see Chris’s ID early in the film even though he wasn’t driving, Rose stands up against the obvious racism, showing us all what it looks like for white people to do the right thing. “That was hot,” Chris says to her later, and I thought, yeah, that’s who I want to be.

So I have to admit, it was really upsetting to me to see Rose, the only good white character left in the film, turn out to be evil. But I realized that part of that is that I really wanted her to represent me, and that’s really the point. Just think how often horror films have only one black character who dies early on, and how many films of all genres have no significant black characters for audience members to look up to or identify with. I think it’s really important for white audiences to experience that.

As I’ve reflected on the film, it seems to me like there are three kinds of popular movies about people of color. There are those that feature POC characters that are essentially indistinguishable from the white characters—as if they just decided to cast Morgan Freeman instead of Tom Hanks without giving any thought to the character’s race. Then there are the movies that deal with racism, but in a way that allows white people to feel good about ourselves, because we’re not like the characters in the film. (This is especially true for movies about racism in the past; some of them are very important films, like Hidden Figures, which I loved, but we need to be aware that it’s still easy for white America to treat it as a feel-good film and think that we’re off the hook because we no longer have separate restrooms.) And finally, there are movies that focus more directly on the lives of people of color but tend to draw largely audiences of color; not many white people go see them, because we think they’re not “for us” (even though we assume films about white people are for everyone).

Get Out isn’t any of those. It’s drawing a broad audience but it’s not afraid to make white people uncomfortable. And if you can give me, a white guy, a chance to have even a momentary fraction of an experience of the real-life, modern-day, casual racism facing people of color in America, I think that’s a very good thing.

Ask me these 〜( ̄▽ ̄〜)
  • 1. List 5 things you want to do before the year ends.
  • 2. What color are your pants?
  • 3. Favorite motivational quote.
  • 4. When was the last time you drank coffee?
  • 5. What was the last thing you ate?
  • 6. Favorite animal.
  • 7. Favorite song.
  • 8. Last movie you watched?
  • 9. Any turn ons?
  • 10. Any turn offs?
  • 11. List 4 big words off of the top of your head.
  • 12. What are some meaningful movies?
  • 13. 2 most important people in your life right now?
  • 14. What are 3 things you want to do before the month ends?
  • 15. When was the last time you read a good book?
  • 16. How long do you study for usually, if you study?
  • 17. Do you have any nicknames?
  • 18. Favorite kind of perfume? (fruity, alluring, etc.)
  • 19. Do you have any international friends / friends who live out of state?
  • 20. What is something unique that you do every single day?
  • 21. If there was a movie based on your life, what would it be called?
  • 22. When was the last time you bought a gift for someone?
  • 23. Are you a shopaholic?
  • 24. What are some songs that always make you feel better?
  • 25. List 3 activities that you can only enjoy by yourself.
  • 26. If you could live in any biome (and survive) which biome would you live in?
  • 27. How do you like being roused in the morning?
  • 28. How was your day? What did you do?
  • 29. What did your last text message say?
  • 30. Do you respond to texts quickly?
  • 31. Who was the last person you called?
  • 32. List 5 things that are on your wish list.
  • 33. If you were famous, what do you think you would be famous for?
  • 34. Winter or summer?
  • 35. What is a quality that all people should have?
  • 36. If you could have a large collection of one item, what would that item be?
  • 37. What have you been thinking about lately?
  • 38. What is the secret to a happy life?
  • 39. What are some phrases you say often?
  • 40. Favorite food?
  • 41. List 3 wishes.
  • 42. What are some of your greatest fears?
  • 43. What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer?
  • 44. Most beautiful thing you've ever seen (in real life)?
  • 45. Spicy food: Like or dislike?
  • 46. Scary movies: Like or dislike?
  • 47. Do you like to travel?
  • 48. Any regrets?
  • 49. Do you like rain?
  • 50. What do you spend most of your money on?
  • 51. Would you rather visit the past or the future?
  • 52. Favorite clothing store?
  • 53. What is the best advice you can give to those who are feeling down?
  • 54. How often do you think about your future? Does it scare you?
  • 55. What angers you the most?
  • 56. When was the last time you got majorly angry?
  • 57. When was the last time you got really sad?
  • 58. Are you good at lying?
  • 59. What foreign language would you like to learn?
  • 60. How many languages can you speak and what are they?
  • 61. How often do you go to parties? If you don't, what do you do instead?
  • 62. What books do you plan to read this year?
  • 63. Do you have breakfast every morning?
  • 64. Tell us a secret.
  • 65. How many concerts have you been to?
  • 66. Last hug?
  • 67. Who knows you better than anyone else?
  • 68. Baths or showers?
  • 69. Do you think you're ambitious?
  • 70. What song is stuck in your head?
  • 71. Countries you've visited?
  • 72. What do you most value in your friends?
  • 73. What helps you to sleep better?
  • 74. What is the most money you have ever held in your hand?
  • 75. What makes you nervous?
  • 76. What is the best advice you've ever been given?
  • 77. Is it easier to forgive or forget?
  • 78. First mobile phone?
  • 79. Strangest dream?
  • 80. Best dream?
  • 81. Who is the smartest person you know?
  • 82. Who is the prettiest person on tumblr?
  • 83. Do you miss anyone right now?
  • 84. Who do you love? Why?
  • 85. Do you like sharing?
  • 86. What was the last picture you took with your phone?
  • 87. Is there a reason behind everything that happens?
  • 88. Favorite genre of music?
  • 89. If you had one word to describe yourself, what would it be?
  • 90. Describe your life in 5 words.
  • 91. Describe the world in 4 words.
  • 92. Craziest thing you've ever done?
  • 93. First three songs in your favorite playlist?
  • 94. Are you more creative or logical?
  • 95. Would you rather lie or hurt someone with the truth?
  • 96. What are you most proud of?
  • 97. What personality trait do you admire in other people?
  • 98. When you imagine yourself as really, really relaxed and happy, what are you doing?
  • 99. How do you usually start a conversation?
  • 100. What is the best news you could hear right now?
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Unanswered questions have been nagging at me. Kim is like so many other women, it seems to me, who have grown up with trauma. And yet there is no talk of the long-term effects. I decide to put the question of sexual abuse to her plainly. She tells me that yes, something did happen in the home of a relative when she was a girl, but she doesn’t want to get into the details. She has never talked about this before. She doesn’t want to dwell on the pain. I am saddened by her admission, and the fact that so many years later, she is still so clearly devastated.

And I am saddened that even here, in a place for relaxation and nurturing, she is unable to divest herself, even for a few hours, of the blue contact lenses and blond wig.

“Think about it,” she confesses when I ask her to talk about her experience of skin color. “The girls that [men] dated when I was younger were light-skinned and tall. I’m short and brown-skinned. And I always wondered … how do I fit in?”

Did she ever overcome the feeling of being ugly?

“I really haven’t,” she admits. “Honestly, though, I think being Lil’ Kim the rapper helped me deal with it better. Because I got to dress up in expensive clothes, and I got to look like a movie star or whatever. I think doing photo shoots and seeing all the people respond to me has helped. [But] I still don’t see what they see.”


excerpt from the mask of lil’ kim (the washington post, sept. 2000).

How to Start a Self-Care Bullet Journal

Hello journalers! This post is going to explain how to begin a bullet journal that will help you take care of yourself and manage your mental/physical health. I will go in depth and share various ideas to add to this kind of journal. 

How To Start: 

1. Like all bullet journals, make sure you have a journal that fits your needs. Dot grid, square grid, blank page, or lined are the options for basically all journals. Pick one that you can see yourself using for a while and that will conform to your needs. 

2. Make an outline on a separate piece of paper of the things you want in your self-care journal. Nothing is more cringe-worthy in my bullet journals is when I get lazy on design and layout. Figure out which lists, trackers, challenges, and calendars you will need. 

3. Start like you would with a normal bullet journal with the index. My rule is that I need to have 3 pages for my index, otherwise I run out of room to keep track of my pages and I get overwhelmed. 

Things To Add:

1. Future Plans/Goals

Pump yourself up for the future! You are going to accomplish many incredible feats during your lifetime, but it helps to take the first step and actually write down your goals and plans. I have two resources for you for this section. [Here] is a post about Goal Oriented Pages. Here is a picture of my bucketlist from my last bullet journal:

2. Fitness Log

If you are ready to get in shape or just be healthy, this is something you really need to stay motivated or keep track of your exercising habits. You can add checklists, hydration logs, running countdowns, etc. 

3. Daily Affirmations

When dealing with stress, mental health, and anything else that can get you feeling less than the amazing person you are, it’s good to remind yourself how truly fantastic you are. Here is a [link] to my 30-Day Affirmation Challenge. 

4. Gratitude Log

Being thankful for what you have will give you so much peace in your life. If you’d like some ideas for yours, click [here] for my 30-Day Gratitude Challenge.

5. Things That Make You Happy

List everything that makes you remotely happy and keep adding things as you go through your life. Below is my first journal that had my “Things I Love” page. It got filled so fast. 

6. Meditation Diary

I honestly loved this idea and used it like crazy. [Here] is a link to how I set my diary up. 

7. Habit Trackers

Keeping track of your actions will always help you feel at peace and there are many different kinds of habit trackers out there: medicine, sleep, reading, exercise, etc. If you’d like to be even more motivated for getting things done, [here] is a link to my Habit Tracker Reward System. 

8. Alternatives to Self-Destructive Acts

Many of us have negative habits that can be more extreme than others. But even the smallest self-destructive act will have a huge negative effect on your life. Here is a list of some ideas to do instead of thinking bad things or hurting yourself: do a puzzle, go exercise, take a nap, listen to music, watch funny videos, watch a movie, write, make lists, color a picture, bake something, etc.

9. When I Feel Triggered…

Anything can make us recall traumatic events, toxic people, or just make us feel anxious. Make a short list of maybe 5-10 things you can do to help yourself calm back down. 

10. All About Me

Writing and doodling things that represent yourself can be very therapeutic. I made a post about this recently that can be found [here].  

11. Self-Care Ideas/Me Time

Sometimes we don’t know how to make ourselves feel better. Write a list of things you could try to do to help yourself become a healthier you. Examples: take a warm bath, go for a walk, drink a glass of water, watch a sad movie, etc. You can also make a page to keep track of how long each task you complete and where you completed it. 

12. A Year In Pixels

I did not come up with this idea, but [here] is a post about where I found it and a picture of my page.

I found a few more ideas, but you can check this [link] for 100 more! 

Girlfriend Tag Questions - Lesbian Edition

Here are some questions to answer when filming a girlfriend tag video with you and your girlfriend (or fiancée, wife). Have fun!

1. When and where did you meet?
2. What did you first notice about each other?
3. Who first asked the other out?
4. Where was your first date?
5. Who said “I love you” first?
6. How did your first kiss happen? Who initiated it?
7. When is your anniversary?
8. When is your girlfriend’s birthday? Who is older?
9. When did you meet each other’s parents and what was that like?
10. What is a typical date night like for you and your girlfriend?
11. What made you realize you were in love with her?
12. Choose one word to describe your girlfriend. Why that word?
13. Were you friends before you became lovers?
14. Have either of you dated a girl before getting with your girlfriend?
15. Have you ever been mistaken for sisters?
16. Do you get more support or hate from others towards your relationship?
17. Have you faced any difficulties or prejudice because you are a same sex couple?
18. Do you do any PDA?
19. Does your girlfriend have any pets?
20. How do you usually spend your time together?
21. What is one thing your girlfriend does that you don’t like?
22. What is your girlfriend’s favorite food? Least favorite food?
23. How many people are in your girlfriend’s family?
24. What is your girlfriend’s favorite musical artist?
25. Do you have a couple song?
26. Do you have a couple name (i.e. Brangelina)?
27. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
28. Who is the better driver?
29. Who is the better cook?
30. Who is the better singer?
31. Who is the better dancer?
32. Can your girlfriend play any musical instruments?
33. What is your girlfriend’s favorite TV show?
34. What is your girlfriend’s favorite movie?
35. What do you and your girlfriend fight about the most?
36. How do you two get over a fight?
37. Who is your girlfriend’s #1 celebrity crush?
38. Does your girlfriend like and/or play any sports? If so, which ones?
39. What sports team(s) does your girlfriend root for?
40. What nationality(s) is your girlfriend?
41. What is your girlfriend’s eye color?
42. What is one thing about your girlfriend most people don’t know?
43. What are your pet names for each other?
44. What is the #1 item on your girlfriend’s bucket list?
45. Does your girlfriend have any quirky habits?
46. What is your girlfriend’s favorite animal?
47. Who squashes the bugs?
48. What is your girlfriend’s favorite color?
49. Who spends more when shopping?
50. Pass on one piece of relationship advice.

100 Personal Questions

Feel free to message me as many questions as you want!

  • 1. List 5 things you want to do before the year ends.
  • 2. What color are your pants?
  • 3. Favorite motivational quote.
  • 4. When was the last time you drank coffee?
  • 5. What was the last thing you ate?
  • 6. Favorite animal.
  • 7. Favorite song.
  • 8. Last movie you watched?
  • 9. Any turn ons?
  • 10. Any turn offs?
  • 11. List 4 big words off of the top of your head.
  • 12. What are some meaningful movies?
  • 13. 2 most important people in your life right now?
  • 14. What are 3 things you want to do before the month ends?
  • 15. When was the last time you read a good book?
  • 16. How long do you study for usually, if you study?
  • 17. Do you have any nicknames?
  • 18. Favorite kind of perfume? (fruity, alluring, etc.)
  • 19. Do you have any international friends / friends who live out of state?
  • 20. What is something unique that you do every single day?
  • 21. If there was a movie based on your life, what would it be called?
  • 22. When was the last time you bought a gift for someone?
  • 23. Are you a shopaholic?
  • 24. What are some songs that always make you feel better?
  • 25. List 3 activities that you can only enjoy by yourself.
  • 26. If you could live in any biome (and survive) which biome would you live in?
  • 27. How do you like being roused in the morning?
  • 28. How was your day? What did you do?
  • 29. What did your last text message say?
  • 30. Do you respond to texts quickly?
  • 31. Who was the last person you called?
  • 32. List 5 things that are on your wish list.
  • 33. If you were famous, what do you think you would be famous for?
  • 34. Winter or summer?
  • 35. What is a quality that all people should have?
  • 36. If you could have a large collection of one item, what would that item be?
  • 37. What have you been thinking about lately?
  • 38. What is the secret to a happy life?
  • 39. What are some phrases you say often?
  • 40. Favorite food?
  • 41. List 3 wishes.
  • 42. What are some of your greatest fears?
  • 43. What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer?
  • 44. Most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen (in real life)?
  • 45. Spicy food:Like or dislike?
  • 46. Scary movies:Like or dislike?
  • 47. Do you like to travel?
  • 48. Any regrets?
  • 49. Do you like rain?
  • 50. What do you spend most of your money on?
  • 51. Would you rather visit the past or the future?
  • 52. Favorite clothing store?
  • 53. What is the best advice you can give to those who are feeling down?
  • 54. How often do you think about your future? Does it scare you?
  • 55. What angers you the most?
  • 56. When was the last time you got majorly angry?
  • 57. When was the last time you got really sad?
  • 58. Are you good at lying?
  • 59. What foreign language would you like to learn?
  • 60. How many languages can you speak and what are they?
  • 61. How often do you go to parties? If you don’t, what do you do instead?
  • 62. What books do you plan to read this year?
  • 63. Do you have breakfast every morning?
  • 64. Tell us a secret.
  • 65. How many concerts have you been to?
  • 66. Last hug?
  • 67. Who knows you better than anyone else?
  • 68. Baths or showers?
  • 69. Do you think you’re ambitious?
  • 70. What song is stuck in your head?
  • 71. Countries you’ve visited?
  • 72. What do you most value in your friends?
  • 73. What helps you to sleep better?
  • 74. What is the most money you have ever held in your hand?
  • 75. What makes you nervous?
  • 76. What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
  • 77. Is it easier to forgive or forget?
  • 78. First mobile phone?
  • 79. Strangest dream?
  • 80. Best dream?
  • 81. Who is the smartest person you know?
  • 82. Who is the prettiest person on tumblr?
  • 83. Do you miss anyone right now?
  • 84. Who do you love? Why?
  • 85. Do you like sharing?
  • 86. What was the last picture you took with your phone?
  • 87. Is there a reason behind everything that happens?
  • 88. Favorite genre of music?
  • 89. If you had one word to describe yourself, what would it be?
  • 90. Describe your life in 5 words.
  • 91. Describe the world in 4 words.
  • 92. Craziest thing you’ve ever done?
  • 93. First three songs in your favorite playlist?
  • 94. Are you more creative or logical?
  • 95. Would you rather lie or hurt someone with the truth?
  • 96. What are you most proud of?
  • 97. What personality trait do you admire in other people?
  • 98. When you imagine yourself as really, really relaxed and happy, what are you doing?
  • 99. How do you usually start a conversation?
  • 100. What is the best news you could hear right now?

I know a lot of people complain about the movies, but the only thing that really bothers me is how they changed the Ravenclaw house colors and emblem. I don’t know if there was a legit reason for doing that, but I just really don’t like it. Blue and bronze look so good together and it’s such a rich color combination! Plus silver is already Slytherin’s color. It makes buying Ravenclaw merch a little disappointing for me, since it’s usually based off the movies.

Odd ToG questions I have

There is no reason for me to be wondering these things, yet here I am.  

Add on if you have any.

  • Do fae have belly buttons? If so what do they (the Court of Terrasen) have, innies or outies?
  • Did Aelin ever have a really bad period day, with cramps and bloating and PMS and what not when she was training with Rowan in HoF?
  • Do Wyverns have their own language?
  • What is Manon’s preferred blood type?
  • When did Dorian have his first kiss? When did he loose his virginity? Who was it to? Was there ever a pregnancy scare?
  • Have any of them ever gotten drunk together?
  • Do any of them have a favorite color?
  • When did Rowan first transform into a hawk?
  • Does Aelin prefer dark or milk chocolate?
  • Does Aelin keep count of how many people she has killed?
  • Since Witches are immortal, do they fade like Fae or just wait to be killed?
  • On that note, when a Fae fades, do they turn into dust or flakes like Voldemort did in HP7 movie. Or do they just die?
  • Is anyone allergic to any foods? Does anyone have seasonal allergies?
100 Character Development Questions

Part 1: The Basics

1. What is your full name?
2.Where and when were you born?
3. Who are/were your parents? (Know their names, occupations, personalities, etc.)
4. Do you have any siblings? What are/were they like?
5. Where do you live now, and with whom? Describe the place and the person/people.
6. What is your occupation?
7. Write a full physical description of yourself. You might want to consider factors such as: height, weight, race, hair and eye color, style of dress, and any tattoos, scars, or distinguishing marks.
8. To which social class do you belong?
9. Do you have any allergies, diseases, or other physical weaknesses?
10. Are you right- or left-handed?
11. What does your voice sound like?
12. What words and/or phrases do you use very frequently?
13. What do you have in your pockets?
14. Do you have any quirks, strange mannerisms, annoying habits, or other defining characteristics?

Part 2: Growing Up

15. How would you describe your childhood in general?
16. What is your earliest memory?
17. How much schooling have you had?
18. Did you enjoy school?
19. Where did you learn most of your skills and other abilities?
20. While growing up, did you have any role models? If so, describe them.
21. While growing up, how did you get along with the other members of your family?
22. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
23. As a child, what were your favorite activities?
24. As a child, what kinds of personality traits did you display?
25. As a child, were you popular? Who were your friends, and what were they like?
26. When and with whom was your first kiss?
27. Are you a virgin? If not, when and with whom did you lose your virginity?
28. If you are a supernatural being (i.e. mage, werewolf, vampire), tell the story of how you became what you are or first learned of your own abilities. If you are just a normal human, describe any influences in your past that led you to do the things you do today.

Part 3: Past Influences

29. What do you consider the most important event of your life so far?
30. Who has had the most influence on you?
31. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
32. What is your greatest regret?
33. What is the most evil thing you have ever done?
34. Do you have a criminal record of any kind?
35. When was the time you were the most frightened?
36. What is the most embarrassing thing ever to happen to you?
37. If you could change one thing from your past, what would it be, and why?
38. What is your best memory?
39. What is your worst memory?

Part 4: Beliefs And Opinions

40. Are you basically optimistic or pessimistic?
41. What is your greatest fear?
42. What are your religious views?
43. What are your political views?
44. What are your views on sex?
45. Are you able to kill? Under what circumstances do you find killing to be acceptable or unacceptable?
46. In your opinion, what is the most evil thing any human being could do?
47. Do you believe in the existence of soul mates and/or true love?
48. What do you believe makes a successful life?
49. How honest are you about your thoughts and feelings (i.e. do you hide your true self from others, and in what way)?
50. Do you have any biases or prejudices?
51. Is there anything you absolutely refuse to do under any circumstances? Why do you refuse to do it?
52. Who or what, if anything, would you die for (or otherwise go to extremes for)?

Part 5: Relationships With Others

53. In general, how do you treat others (politely, rudely, by keeping them at a distance, etc.)? Does your treatment of them change depending on how well you know them, and if so, how?
54. Who is the most important person in your life, and why?
55. Who is the person you respect the most, and why?
56. Who are your friends? Do you have a best friend? Describe these people.
57. Do you have a spouse or significant other? If so, describe this person.
58. Have you ever been in love? If so, describe what happened.
59. What do you look for in a potential lover?
60. How close are you to your family?
61. Have you started your own family? If so, describe them. If not, do you want to? Why or why not?
62. Who would you turn to if you were in desperate need of help?
63. Do you trust anyone to protect you? Who, and why?
64. If you died or went missing, who would miss you?
65. Who is the person you despise the most, and why?
66. Do you tend to argue with people, or avoid conflict?
67. Do you tend to take on leadership roles in social situations?
68. Do you like interacting with large groups of people? Why or why not?
69. Do you care what others think of you?

Part 6: Likes And Dislikes

70. What is/are your favorite hobbies and pastimes?
71. What is your most treasured possession?
72. What is your favorite color?
73. What is your favorite food?
74. What, if anything, do you like to read?
75. What is your idea of good entertainment (consider music, movies, art, etc.)?
76. Do you smoke, drink, or use drugs? If so, why? Do you want to quit?
77. How do you spend a typical Saturday night?
78. What makes you laugh?
79. What, if anything, shocks or offends you?
80. What would you do if you had insomnia and had to find something to do to amuse yourself?
81. How do you deal with stress?
82. Are you spontaneous, or do you always need to have a plan?
83. What are your pet peeves?

Part 7: Self Images And Etc.

84. Describe the routine of a normal day for you. How do you feel when this routine is disrupted?
85. What is your greatest strength as a person?
86. What is your greatest weakness?
87. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
88. Are you generally introverted or extroverted?
89. Are you generally organized or messy?
90. Name three things you consider yourself to be very good at, and three things you consider yourself to be very bad at.
91. Do you like yourself?
92. What are your reasons for being an adventurer (or doing the strange and heroic things that RPG characters do)? Are your real reasons for doing this different than the ones you tell people in public? (If so, detail both sets of reasons…)
93. What goal do you most want to accomplish in your lifetime?
94. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
95. If you could choose, how would you want to die?
96. If you knew you were going to die in 24 hours, name three things you would do in the time you had left.
97. What is the one thing for which you would most like to be remembered after your death?
98. What three words best describe your personality?
99. What three words would others probably use to describe you?
100. If you could, what advice would you, the player, give to your character

ID #71163

Name: AJ
Age: 30
Country: USA

I’m a Mom, wife, and Cat Guardian in New Mexico! I love sending/receiving snail mail, so I’d love to have a consistent penpal. My hobbies/passions/addictions include (but are not limited to): spending time with my Family, listening to music, singing, doing crafts (mainly knitting and crochet), enjoying the Great Outdoors (hiking is my jam!), reading, photography, animals, writing, watching movies and Netflix, hanging out on social media, coloring, and teaching (I homeschool). I love rainy weather and Autumn! I’m wicked friendly, genuine, kind, honest, and positive, and I’m 100% accepting of everyone. I’m LGBTQ+ friendly (and not just because I’m part of the community), and I love all people - as long as they are not hateful, mean, dishonest, fake, homphobic, or racist. I’m Atheist, but I don’t reject anyone who is religious - so I really hope no one rejects me for my lack of beliefs. There is plenty more to get to know about me, and I’m one of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet…so let’s do this! I may be “old,” but I’m pretty awesome. :D

Preferences: I would prefer my penpal(s) to be at least 18, and not be the bad type of person I mentioned above. I also prefer not to discuss politics, as I have seen how awful people can get when discussing that topic. I’d love to talk about anything and everything else, though - both the good AND the bad. :) If you’re someone who would love a handmade gift someday, that’s a perk!

anonymous asked:

Why is whitewashing in movies a bad thing? Seriously. I don't care what actors play who as long as the movie is entertaining. Why do liberals see everyone by their color. You are the real racists.

Like… That’s not how racism works brah? Like, you can enjoy whatever movie you want, so why are you here whining about people who DO care about representation?

Like, if you don’t give a shit then ALL you have to do is sit down, shut up and eat your popcorn, but you can’t even do that.


02/06/17

You know, I used to love Scarlett Johansson and she was once my biggest celebrity crush. But after taking the role of Motoko Kusanagi in the Ghost in the Shell movie, which should have gone to Rinko Kikuchi (or at least a Japanese woman), I no longer love or support Scarlett’s work. All I can think about when I see or think of her is how she contributes to racism and white supremacy by whitewashing roles that should go to Asian people, especially Asian women.

One of the major problems with white feminists is that they tend to only care about securing economic status, wealth, and power for others like themselves, which throws Women of Color under the bus because they do not have the privilege to reach such levels. Even if Women of Color do reach such positions, they are attacked and dehumanized simply because of their race. Not only that, but most importantly, singular topics of sexism and economics often ignore or even contribute to racism within white feminist spaces.

Sexism and economics are important topics, yes, but they need to be intersectional and include all kinds of women, especially of different races and etc.

Angry Asian Guy

200 things you can put in my ask AKA JUST INTERACT WITH ME
  • 200:My crush’s name is:
  • 199:I was born in:
  • 198:I am really:
  • 197:My cellphone company is:
  • 196:My eye color is:
  • 195:My shoe size is:
  • 194:My ring size is:
  • 193:My height is:
  • 192:I am allergic to:
  • 191:My 1st car was:
  • 190:My 1st job was:
  • 189:Last book you read:
  • 188:My bed is:
  • 187:My pet:
  • 186:My best friend:
  • 185:My favorite shampoo is:
  • 184:Xbox or ps3:
  • 183:Piggy banks are:
  • 182:In my pockets:
  • 181:On my calendar:
  • 180:Marriage is:
  • 179:Spongebob can:
  • 178:My mom:
  • 177:The last three songs I bought were?
  • 176:Last YouTube video watched:
  • 175:How many cousins do you have?
  • 174:Do you have any siblings?
  • 173:Are your parents divorced?
  • 172:Are you taller than your mom?
  • 171:Do you play an instrument?
  • 170:What did you do yesterday?
  • [ I Believe In ]
  • 169:Love at first sight:
  • 168:Luck:
  • 167:Fate:
  • 166:Yourself:
  • 165:Aliens:
  • 164:Heaven:
  • 163:Hell:
  • 162:God:
  • 161:Horoscopes:
  • 160:Soul mates:
  • 159:Ghosts:
  • 158:Gay Marriage:
  • 157:War:
  • 156:Orbs:
  • 155:Magic:
  • [ This or That ]
  • 154:Hugs or Kisses:
  • 153:Drunk or High:
  • 152:Phone or Online:
  • 151:Red heads or Black haired:
  • 150:Blondes or Brunettes:
  • 149:Hot or cold:
  • 148:Summer or winter:
  • 147:Autumn or Spring:
  • 146:Chocolate or vanilla:
  • 145:Night or Day:
  • 144:Oranges or Apples:
  • 143:Curly or Straight hair:
  • 142:McDonalds or Burger King:
  • 141:White Chocolate or Milk Chocolate:
  • 140:Mac or PC:
  • 139:Flip flops or high heals:
  • 138:Ugly and rich OR sweet and poor:
  • 137:Coke or Pepsi:
  • 136:Hillary or Obama:
  • 135:Burried or cremated:
  • 134:Singing or Dancing:
  • 133:Coach or Chanel:
  • 132:Kat McPhee or Taylor Hicks:
  • 131:Small town or Big city:
  • 130:Wal-Mart or Target:
  • 129:Ben Stiller or Adam Sandler:
  • 128:Manicure or Pedicure:
  • 127:East Coast or West Coast:
  • 126:Your Birthday or Christmas:
  • 125:Chocolate or Flowers:
  • 124:Disney or Six Flags:
  • 123:Yankees or Red Sox:
  • [ Here’s What I Think About ]
  • 122:War:
  • 121:George Bush:
  • 120:Gay Marriage:
  • 119:The presidential election:
  • 118:Abortion:
  • 117:MySpace:
  • 116:Reality TV:
  • 115:Parents:
  • 114:Back stabbers:
  • 113:Ebay:
  • 112:Facebook:
  • 111:Work:
  • 110:My Neighbors:
  • 109:Gas Prices:
  • 108:Designer Clothes:
  • 107:College:
  • 106:Sports:
  • 105:My family:
  • 104:The future:
  • [ Last time I ]
  • 103:Hugged someone:
  • 102:Last time you ate:
  • 101:Saw someone I haven’t seen in awhile:
  • 100:Cried in front of someone:
  • 99:Went to a movie theater:
  • 98:Took a vacation:
  • 97:Swam in a pool:
  • 96:Changed a diaper:
  • 95:Got my nails done:
  • 94:Went to a wedding:
  • 93:Broke a bone:
  • 92:Got a peircing:
  • 91:Broke the law:
  • 90:Texted: hour ago
  • [ MISC ]
  • 89:Who makes you laugh the most:
  • 88:Something I will really miss when I leave home is:
  • 87:The last movie I saw:
  • 86:The thing that I’m looking forward to the most:
  • 85:The thing im not looking forward to:
  • 84:People call me:
  • 83:The most difficult thing to do is:
  • 82:I have gotten a speeding ticket:
  • 81:My zodiac sign is:
  • 80:The first person i talked to today was:
  • 79:First time you had a crush:
  • 78:The one person who i can’t hide things from:
  • 77:Last time someone said something you were thinking:
  • 76:Right now I am talking to:
  • 75:What are you going to do when you grow up:
  • 74:I have/will get a job:
  • 73:Tomorrow:
  • 72:Today:
  • 71:Next Summer:
  • 70:Next Weekend:
  • 69:I have these pets:
  • 68:The worst sound in the world:
  • 67:The person that makes me cry the most is:
  • 66:People that make you happy:
  • 65:Last time I cried:
  • 64:My friends are:
  • 63:My computer is:
  • 62:My School:
  • 61:My Car:
  • 60:I lose all respect for people who:
  • 59:The movie I cried at was:
  • 58:Your hair color is:
  • 57:TV shows you watch:
  • 56:Favorite web site:
  • 55:Your dream vacation:
  • 54:The worst pain I was ever in was:
  • 53:How do you like your steak cooked:
  • 52:My room is:
  • 51:My favorite celebrity is:
  • 50:Where would you like to be:
  • 49:Do you want children:
  • 48:Ever been in love:
  • 47:Who’s your best friend:
  • 46:More guy friends or girl friends:
  • 45:One thing that makes you feel great is:
  • 44:One person that you wish you could see right now:
  • 43:Do you have a 5 year plan:
  • 42:Have you made a list of things to do before you die:
  • 41:Have you pre-named your children:
  • 40:Last person I got mad at:
  • 39:I would like to move to:
  • 38:I wish I was a professional:
  • [ My Favorites ]
  • 37:Candy:
  • 36:Vehicle:
  • 35:President:
  • 34:State visited:
  • 33:Cellphone provider:
  • 32:Athlete:
  • 31:Actor:
  • 30:Actress:
  • 29:Singer:
  • 28:Band:
  • 27:Clothing store:
  • 26:Grocery store:
  • 25:TV show:
  • 24:Movie:
  • 23:Website:
  • 22:Animal:
  • 21:Theme park:
  • 20:Holiday:
  • 19:Sport to watch:
  • 18:Sport to play:
  • 17:Magazine:
  • 16:Book:
  • 15:Day of the week:
  • 14:Beach:
  • 13:Concert attended:
  • 12:Thing to cook:
  • 11:Food:
  • 10:Restaurant:
  • 9:Radio station:
  • 8:Yankee candle scent:
  • 7:Perfume:
  • 6:Flower:
  • 5:Color:
  • 4:Talk show host:
  • 3:Comedian:
  • 2:Dog breed:
  • 1: Did you answer all these truthfully ?

race-based and representation confessions in text form, because i don’t want to be involved with this shit anymore ~Taiga

01) reading HP as I was growing up, somehow in my head, the characters were never white or black or brown. they were just characters, personalities that i was very emotionally attached with. seeing fans now so pressed about who should be who or what in books/movies just makes me wonder if only i thought like that!

02) Being a long time Harry Potter fan, I was really excited to watch Fantastic Beasts . But I was on tumblr one day and there was a post about how they white washed the movie in terms of the background, completely erasing what 1920’s Harlem was about. As a black woman, I can’t support something like this, and it makes me sad that they would do something like erase a whole culture.

03) As a person of minority, I simply cannot understand the whole drama surrounding the representation of LGBT+ and people of color (or lack thereof). What does Dumbledore being gay have anything to do with the character that he is? What difference does it make if Hermione is black or Harry is Indian, while they run around doing what they do just the same? How is it people care so much???

04) The lack of representation in HP has always irritated me and I feel like Fantastic Beasts should be Rowling chance to try and give more characters who aren’t white, straight or cis and I want to see more disabled characters (magic shouldn’t be an excuse). At least I have my headcannons - Charlie Weasley is aroace, luna is greyromantic, harry is bi and not white, tonks is pan and hermione is black!

05) After reading an article about hate crime in America rising because of Trumps election, I want a black, Jewish Hermione, a Native American Snape, a Korean Luna, a gay Dean Thomas, a non-binary McGonagall, an asexual Bellatrix, a Muslim Lavender, an autistic Harry Potter, a transsexual Pansy - I don’t care. I want more representation and equality, less prejudice and oppression.

PS- These were submitted confessions, just to clear up any confusion.

You know what’s sad? People ragging on Beauty and the Beast because the gay character wasn’t in it for long, and comparing it to Power Rangers which has a lot more prominent diversity.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy that the power ranger movie exists! It’s a huge progressive blow in cinema! But, why do we have to pit them against each other? Can’t we just be happy that we have both movies? This is like when Coco was announced and everyone dogpiled it because Book of Life came out already. What’s so wrong with having more than one movie like this?

Also, I want to point out that as awesome as Power a Rangers is (and believe me, I love me some campy, candy-colored superheroes), it’s not as big as Disney. Disney has a far more reaching grasp and Beauty and the Beast is beloved.

Do I wish that Disney had more prominent gay characters? No shit. But, I do also recognize that Disney is kind of nervous about the backlash it might bring them. People forget that for how big and powerful Disney is, they’ve almost gone bankrupt 3 times. The last time was just a few years ago too. So, I’m okay with them taking baby steps for now and getting better with representation as time moves forward.


TL;DR Let’s stop pitting movies with diversity and progression against each other and stop lynching the one that wasn’t as progressive. Let’s just enjoy the fact that film makers are finally pulling their heads out of their ass and diversity can come from more than one place.

I’ve said it before, and I’m saying it again...

Slytherpuff may well be my favorite House combination (because of its unexpectedness, because of its total defiance of the main stereotypes of both Houses), and Dolly Parton may well be my favorite Slytherpuff.

When it comes to her job and her ambition, she’s driven and tough as nails.  Well known in the country music scene for being tough as nails too.  She always knew she wanted to be a famous singer, and she’s always done whatever she had to do to make that happen in a very competitive business.  People underestimate her because of her looks – in that respect, she reminds me of a lot of extreme femmes I’ve known or know of – but she’s got a remarkable head for business and she’s managed to retain control of her life and her creativity in an industry that, especially at the time she was coming up, was heavily male-dominated.  People ignore this at her peril.  And that’s her Slytherin side all over(1).

But in her heart, she’s all heart.  She sings from the heart, can’t sing in any other way.  And she is incredibly sentimental, to the point that it can seem fake, especially to people who are cynical about such things in general.  But if there’s something I’ve learned about things like that – sometimes the most fake-looking things are real and the most real-looking things are fake, because we’re trained not to look beyond certain stereotypes of how, say, sincerity should appear.  But I’ve known more than one person – closely, even – who when they get sincere, also get sentimental, and their writing when they are determined to show that sincerity… it can look a little big on the purple prose, both in word choice and in emotional connotations of their words and actions.  And these things, and more, arevery Hufflepuff.

That doesn’t cover it all by a longshot.

But anyway – the point of this post:  If you ever want to see a Slytherpuff child in action, you could hardly do better than to watch the two movies about Dolly Parton’s early life, which she had a huge hand in creating: Coat of Many Colors, and its sequel, Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.

I don’t know how they found that little girl to play young Dolly, but she’s perfect.  And she, like Dolly herself, does a good job of showing why Slytherin doesn’t automatically mean evil, and how Slytherin and Hufflepuff aren’t the opposites people imagine them to be.  It’s not the most common House combination, but it exists for a reason.

I’m a Hufflepuff who’s fairly low on Slytherin traits, but that doesn’t mean I can’t admire them in other people.  People sometimes get the impression that I think Hufflepuff is the best House.  No, it’s more like I like it a lot since it’s my House, and I talk about it a lot because it’s underrated and underestimated.  But I like the uniqueness of every House, every House combination, and each person in each House fitting the qualities in their own unique ways that reflect how even within each House there’s a ton of diversity.  

And finally, one of my favorite Dolly Parton quotes:

“I hope people realize that there is a brain underneath the hair and a heart underneath the boobs! ;)” 

-Tweeted by @DollyParton at 10:56 AM 23 Dec 2013, Retweets: 2,638, Likes: 3,042, Replies: 478.

In other words, never underestimate someone for being, or appearing (to you), extremely feminine.  


(1) People often assume ambition means a lust for power, or they think of the kind of desire for fame that she often had.  And they tend to regard Slytherin ambition as something tainted with evil at all times.  But in reality, having an ambition is just wanting to do something and having certain standards for what you want to accomplish.  It can be private or public, it can be big or small.  When you have a goal and work towards it with determination, that’s ambition whether anyone else even knows it exists or not.  I’m not the most ambitious person in either sense, but I’m certainly not as devoid of ambition as some people would imagine.  It’s just that when I have ambitions, they’re personal and I mostly keep them to myself.  They’re not a defining element of my character the way they are for Slytherins.  But they’re not absent either.  If you’re ever confused about how your friend is a Slytherin when they don’t have cartoonish-style power ambitions, it may be that they’re an intensely goal-driven person, just not in a public way.

I’m definitely one of the people who hate that in the Star Wars Legends canon, Revan was a cishet white dude, because there’s absolutely nothing new about cishet white dudes being protagonists and heroes in any media ever. However, consider how the woman leads of the Star Wars movies, except for The Clone Wars movie, have been exclusively white women, I do not find the idea of the canon version of Revan being a white woman revolutionary, especially if her love interest is Carth, who is also white. As a lesbian of color, men/woman pairings that involve only white people bore me to tears.

Instead, consider this much more radical concept: Making the canon version of Revan a woman of color with Juhani as her love interest. The Star Wars franchise needs more women of color as protagonists and heroes. Not to mention that even though Juhani’s romance is quite tricky to trigger in the KotOR game, Juhani is still an actual romance option for lady Revan, and Juhani deserves more love. Reminder that Juhani was the very first confirmed lesbian character in any Star Wars canon ever, including the Legends canon.