i should watch community

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THIS IS SO IMPORTANT

Can we just talk about how perfect Community’s 6x04 “Queer Studies and Advanced Waxing” is?

Like there’s so much to it, from Chang’s concern that he was only cast as Miyagi because he’s asian, to Abed (canonically recognized as having ASD) having intense empathy for the baby birds (with the wonderfully tragic subtle parallel of his mother having left him when he was young).

But the best part was the amazing discussion of sexuality and it’s complexities.

Dean Pelton has always been assumed as somewhat queer. He is very attracted to Jeff and he often dresses in drag. But sexuality is so much more complicated than just liking boys or girls. There are more than two genders, more than monogamy, more than monosexuality, more than physical attraction, etc etc. And while any kind of positive LGBTQIA representation is awesome, it’s usually something like what the school board tries to do in the episode. They want the Dean to be a neatly packaged, cardboard cut out of the gay white cis male. But that denies so much of who he is and also reduces him to a symbol of how not homophobic they are rather than a complete person.

I cannot get over how well Frankie sums up how problematic this is

“When a person becomes symbolic, they gain symbolic power at the price of independent power.”

Omg. I am obsessed with how perfect that line is. Frankie Dart is my hero. Plus, she subtly comes out to Jeff and the Dean as queer like it ain’t no thing. New fave characacter. 

But most importantly is the vagueness of the Dean’s metaphor. Personally, I took the never ending handkerchief metaphor to mean his sexuality is complex and constantly evolving, while still having some things in common with being straight up gay. Both handkerchiefs and rabbits can be pulled from a hat. But the rabbit is pulled out once and done so it is much simpler, while the handkerchief progresses over time (hence “never ending” handkerchief). Additionally, the rabbit out of a hat is a magic show trope; it is the example non-magicians use as what a magician does (like how heterosexuals only think of queer people as simply gay). Whereas the handkerchief trick, while there is sometimes of an awareness of it, isn’t really as commonly thought about or represented. There’s even a ton of variety within how the handkerchief trick is performed; it doesn’t even have to be out of a hat but can be from a sleeve, mouth, pocket, or behind an audience member’s ear. I think I’m letting this metaphor run away with me, but you get the idea.

I also like that they don’t say what else the Dean is. Because, as Frankie said, your sexuality “is nobody’s business.” The Dean is simply himself. 

Sexuality and gender is a spectrum that extends in a multitude of directions, not just gay or straight. And when we stop having to label and understand something in order to accept it, then we will have truly made progress.

anonymous asked:

there is this growing number of males, gay and straight, who are getting involved in sanvers and I personally think they are intruding upon a story that isn't meant for them so it's both frustrating and upset. What do you think about male sanvers shippers?

yikes i’m… really not a fan of this sort of gatekeeping tbh?? like… to say “only this type of person is allowed to enjoy this story” feels really… :/ to me. because honestly like… where does that leave trans men, who don’t have stories of their own in media that can really be “theirs”? where does that leave nb people who have no representation at all and whose identities are fundamentally excluded from even the language we have for labels like “lesbian”? where does that leave the gay men who genuinely just identify with this sort of coming out process? where does that leave the cishet people who are trying their best to support media that supports us because it’s the right thing to do?

like, should they be involved with our discourses and in-community discussions regarding the specific portrayal? no. but to say that they shouldn’t be allowed to enjoy the content at all, or to say that merely being here is a sort of intrusion, is really not the sort of work that i think we as a community should be shooting for.

i was actually watching one of the reaction videos to episode 2x08, and the youtuber is a mlm and when alex comes out to her mom and says “i feel like i’m disappointing you”, he said “i said that exact thing when i came out to my parents too”, and i bring this up now because i find it really important to acknowledge that identities don’t have to match perfectly for someone to see themselves in the story being portrayed. it’s only through empathizing with people that are different from us that we’re able to come to a mutual understanding, to find common ground, and to build from there.

to me, if the men in the fandom aren’t oversexualizing alex and maggie, or trying to take part in discussions that they shouldn’t be a part of, they should be welcome here. it’s a fandom. not a space specifically designed for only one specific sort of person.

it’s so infuriating to see how there’s STILL endless amount of abuse for the yogscast ladies, especially kim. honestly it’s so sickening, it’s all over youtube comments and also on reddit too. it’s not even the fact that there’s that kind of comments because that’s not surprising, the internet is full of trolls etc - it’s the fact that the kim-hating mentality is so popular and well-supported amongst the community - like with literally hundreds of up-votes on those disgustingly awful comments. it’s just completely unreasonable and unjustified (the internalised misogyny is so far up their arses that i don’t think there’s any hope) and kim (or any of the other yog members/especially hannah and zoey) does not deserve any of this!! like honestly, what the fuck has she done wrong?!! not to mention those kind of comments tend to go hand in hand with the SJIPOS circle-jerkers who follow sips like the bible and think he can do no wrong…

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Fangirl Challenge:  [10] TV Shows → Community

Abed Nadir: Things are bad, but we’re together. That makes this the perfect timeline.

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“Nazis are people, too" 

Okay but doesn’t it bother you that these people are capable of this kind of violence? Doesn’t it register in your mind that people who are pushing ideas of ethnic cleansing and genocide are out here gaining followers and doing real harm? Just cause they’re people doesn’t mean I have to respect what they say or do, and it doesn’t mean I should just sit back and watch them hurt my community

Same shoelaces

So I was at a party this weekend and I’m talking to this girl and we are talking about how naming things gives them a soul. So of course I quote Jeff

And then I’m like…you should watch Community. And not just because I run a Community fanblog and want followers.

And she’s like “Oh, so I guess you get your shoelaces from the president then?”

And I’m like Holy SHIT YES.

And I’m pretty sure I talked her ear off but I was so excited that someone would get all my references and we like legit compared notes on Deadpool posts and on Steve Roger’s mom being a socialist feminist and it was a great moment for tumblr kind

youtube

I’m bringing this back because I feel like some people in this community should watch this 

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my whole life - i don’t think there was ever a moment where i didn’t fantasize about wearing a kutte and riding a harley, with a pistol tucked in the back of my pants just like I had seen growing up. to be apart of the brotherhood and loyalty I had witnessed my whole life being around the club. I watched them communicate, I knew more than I should have.

once my father died, the reality and weight of it was on me now. I wanted it. But years into dealing with samcro, deep down - I never really wanted to be president. I knew it would happen, it was my role - to fill in my fathers footsteps.

by then it was absolutely nothing like what my father had started, had wanted. I was so blind.

that dream of becoming apart of samcro was nothing but a stupid boy fantasy, a stupid childhood dream at first. and as much as I love this club and my brothers, slipping that kutte on was the biggest mistake of my life.

getting that reaper tattooed on my back was a big mistake. that ink is permanent now, this life is permanent now.

in reality, I never had a chance. I was born into it. 

the line from my fathers journal haunts me - “and Jackson, may he never know this life of chaos.”

but I do.

this club has stripped everything away from me. my sanity, my wife, my hope. I keep asking myself why do I stay?

the leather and ink I wear on my back are a curse.

Your guide to the new shows of 2016

So we are 2016 and you know what that means. New shows to chose from. Here is small guide to what you can expect.

We start off with

The Shannara Chronicles

Premiere: The first two episodes are already out

Plot: It’s about a post apocalyptic world where we have destroyed ourselves and for some reason there are elves and dwarfs and demons fighting each other in the middle of old car wrecks and fallen skyscrapers. The humans there are as primitive as anybody else and we are refereed to as Ancient Humans. The series is kind mediocre and the first ten minutes gives you false hope about how the female characters will be treated which was disappointing

Who should I watch out for: The cast is mostly unknowns but we do have Crixus from Sparatcaus /Slade Wilson from Arrow playing a druid

Colony

Premiere: The first episode is out

Plot: Aliens beat the shit out of us and now they rule the world. But they do it indirectly using humans loyal to them to enforce order. The aliens have also  built huge walls around human cities and have many active drones following our every move. We don’t really see any aliens. The main hero is some old FBI agents or something who is trying to find his kid and ends up in between the Collaborator ruling humans and the Resistance.

Who should I watch out for:  Sawyer from Lost, Lori from The Walking Dead, Taub from House M.D

Shadowhunters

Premiere : The first episode is already out

Plot: Apparently demons exist and there people who can fight them using tatoos or something. Girl has her 18 birthday finds out about magic, missing mom  , endless love triangles and so on. It’s not a very good show so far either writing or acting wise  but who knows it might get better

Who should I watch out for: Old Spice Dude! This show is now diamonds! I am on a horse

Legends of Tommorow

Premiere January 21. NEXT WEEK MOTHERFUCKERS. I AM SO EXCITED

Plot: Heroes team up and time travel but who cares Sara Motherfucking Lance is back!

Who should I watch out for: Sara Motherfucking Lance!!!! Rory from Doctor Who, Dudes from Prison Break, Sydney Bristow’s dad and Sara Motherfucking Lance!! WATCH IT

The Magicians

Premiere: First episode is out. Officially on January 25

Plot: Harry Potter set in univeristy. It’s a VERY Sy Fy show but it looks watchable

Who should I watch out for: No one really jumps ou


Lucifer

Premiere: January 23 but the pilot has been leaked

Plot: Lucifer gets bored in hell so he takes a vacation and goes to L.A. God is annoyed and sends angels to tell him to get back to work.  Meanwhile some cop  investigating a murder turns out to be immune to his powers so he follows her like a puppy. Looks like it would be just another procedural but it looks fun

Who should I watch out for: That cute blonde who played a lesbian in the Firefighter show

Vinyl

Premiere : February 14

Plot:The music business in the 70′s

Who should I watch out for: OLIVIA WILDE in the 70′s. Also Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger are involved

11.22.63

Premiere: February 16

Plot: James Franco travels back in time to prevent the JFK assasination…I don’t know it’s weird

Who should I watch out for: It’s made from Stepehen King and J.J Abrams

LOVE(Netflix show)

Premiere: February 19

Plot: Show about dating and whatver. But it has Gillian Jacobs in it!

Who should I watch out for: Britta Perry from Community! Also Judd Apatow is directing it or whatver



That’s enough for now. I hope you enjoy at least one of these. Also feel free to add more

I gotta say, the thing I love most bout the RWBY fandom is that there’s so many creative and amazing people making things. There’s always incredible fanfics and fanart hurtling around on here, sometimes being produced at speeds or at qualities that make my jaw drop.

I mean, like goddamn, each and every single one of you that I see are so goddamn amazing in what you do! Wait, don’t think you’re amazing? Too bad, I love what you make and will call it incredible, along with many other people. And you can’t stop me.

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The group the #US has been arming and training have #disbanded and joined #AlQaeda ! 

#HarakatHazm the Syrian rebel group one of the White House’s most trusted #militias fighting President #Bashar al-Assad, with activists posting on Sunday a statement online from frontline commanders saying they are disbanding their units and folding them into brigades aligned with Jabhat Al Nusra(Syria’s Branch of Al Qaeda) giving them all the #TOW #missiles and training the US gave them. 

A story that should have been headline news of Obama’s arming of Al Qaeda across all US media, largely went unnoticed. The only evidence of the story in the mainstream media can be found in the International Business times and the Washington Post. However both articles try to cast doubt. The New York Times did not headline the story and instead buried the information in an article headlined “2 Military bases in Syria Fall to Rebels”. However, The New York Times claimed the TOW missiles may have plaid a central role in Jabhat AL Nusra’s takeover of the bases.

The US government should just announce already their failure to hide that they are the main supporters of AL Qaeda and ISIS. Even their “moderate rebels” couldn’t keep faking it after all. As for the US and European community I should you shouldn’t be just standing there watching your governments arm killers and destroying countries. It is time to move


Source: collection of Neo journal and ME channels