i'm just not used to being called pretty


Shiro canonically being six and a quarter years old is the best news I’ve heard this entire year.

exclusionists: wow, it’s pretty telling that everyone who supports ace inclusion is cishet ://// really makes you think

inclusionists: wow, it’s almost like anyone is cishet if you misgender them and invalidate their sexuality

so at first i was super against a white american light yagami bc omg Whitewashing and other related buzzwords and then when i actually sat down and thought about it for a couple minutes

it makes perfect sense that light’s white in the us version. and, in fact, it’s very important. japanese light yagami is a member of the racial majority in his own country. he’s also male, super-smart, and very attractive. this is a guy who has never personally experienced racism, sexism, societal rejection or personal rejection. he fits in without any struggle. that colors the way he sees himself in relation to other people, the way he sees himself in relation to the society he lives in, and the way others see him in relation to themselves, society, and, importantly, L.

L was not japanese. he was british. well, i think HTR13 said he was like half english, a quarter japanese, and a quarter russian or something but he was distinctly not japanese. light was japanese. the whole task force was japanese. light was the Prototypical Perfect Japanese Teen, and L was the weird unsettling outsider. this very clearly had an influence on what people believed about light.

having light be the Perfect White American Teenager while L is a strange awkward black man calling light kira without any conclusive evidence (or, actually, any evidence) is, in my mind, not whitewashing. it’s creating an analogue for what the situation was in the japanese version. the. the whole (white) task force is like “No. No way. light’s too pretty and smart and perfect to be a mass murderer, L must be wrong, there’s no way, light’s too perfect” would all those white people say exactly that about a non-white teen? i mean it’s true maybe they’d say that about an asian american kid but they would say it for different reasons.

so, i guess i agree with the people who are saying “it’s a US adaptation, it’s not that big of a deal” not because the argument there is Everyone In The US Is White or All Protagonists In The US Should Be White or…anything like that. it’s just that if you’re going to take someone who’s in the racial majority in one version, and make him a minority in another version, there’s a lot you’re going to have to tweak re that person’s relationship to himself/others/society. i understand the desire to keep those relationships analogous (i won’t say the same, because of course they’re not).

of course that said there’s still so much that i find Terrible about death noteflix but that’s all just…why does the trailer look and sound like an action thriller, why is kira called kira if he’s in the US, what is a japanese god of death doing in seattle, why does the cutural translation look so half-assed, etc. etc. (also nat wolff is NOT pretty enough to be light i’m not hating i’m just saying)

Zootopia Sentence Starters (Part Two):
  • "You can only be what you are."
  • "I am not a dumb bunny."
  • "Right. And that's not wet cement."
  • "Oh, for sure, we're a naturalist club!"
  • "These guys? They be naked."
  • "Does this make you uncomfortable? Because if so, there's no shame in calling it quits."
  • "Oh ho, pretty sneaky, slick!"
  • "But I have a friend at City Hall who might!"
  • "Clear my afternoon, I'm going out."
  • "It is possible, so we must be vigilant."
  • "What is being done to protect us?"
  • "That's all the time we have. No more questions."
  • "I'm so proud of you."
  • "You did just a super job."
  • "How did you know where to find us?"
  • "I don't have to be a lonely hunter anymore."
  • "Today I can hunt for tax exemptions."
  • "I'm gonna be an actuary!"
  • "Um... A what?"
  • "Oh, there you went, you little dickens!"
  • "I should get to role call. So, which way do I..."
  • "I was thirty seconds over!"
  • "You're a real hero."
  • "My mommy says she wishes you were dead."
  • "What do you think happened?"
  • "Oh now, wait a minute."
  • "I know whose car this is, we gotta go!"
  • "I was so proud."
  • "Deliver the oath."
  • "What did I do wrong, you guys?"
  • "Right now, they're just really scared. You're a hero to them. They trust you."
  • "I'm not... I'm not a hero. I came here to make the world a better place, but I think I broke it."
  • "Don't give yourself so much credit."
  • "Alright, alright, enough. Shut it!"
  • "Who cares?"
  • "So, are all rabbits bad drivers or is it just you?"
Actual Convo that took place after Chris got the Season Finale scripts
  • Chris: Umm Julie I don't mean to bother you, but I have a question.
  • Julie: Yes, you beautiful piece of man meat.
  • Chris: Whoa totally inappropriate but I just can't understand why Kai would do this?
  • Julie: Do what?
  • Chris: Slaughter everyone Red wedding style, like why would I kill Jo and her babies that's just fucked up. I mean yeah I'm a huge fan of Game of Thrones and this would be awesome but it doesn't make any sense. Oh and you do realize this is a pretty much a rip off from Game of Thrones, right?
  • Julie: You can't copyright a scenario, you beautiful fool. And it makes sense you're a psychopath, unless you've forgotten?
  • Chris: No I remember. It's just did you forget that I had a whole redemption arc?
  • Julie: Yeah but that was all bs.
  • Chris: No it wasn't, Luke is still a part of me. And plus I had that huge crush on Bonnie. I'm sure you've heard about us being called Bonkai.
  • Julie: Don't speak to me about Bonkai!
  • Chris: I just thought we we're going in that direction, considering it makes sense and Kat and I love working together.
  • Julie (whining): Kat, Kat, Kat everyone wants to work with Kat because she's just so great. "I want Kat to be my romantic interest next season." Jesus you sound just like Ian and everyone else who seems to be stuffed up Kat's ass.
  • Chris has a small mental lapse: Have you seen her ass?..... I mean...
  • Julie: Yes I know it's huge, why do you think we don't allow her in skimpy clothing the viewers wouldn't be able to handle it. And don't tell me,you have a crush on her too.
  • Chris: ...But you put Elena in skimpy things.
  • Julie: Are you judging me because I don't like being judged.
  • Chris: ... No.
  • Julie: You know what Chris just figure out the script on your own your a smart boy and on top of that your a good boy. Pretty good boys I keep in my pocket, and you know what happens to bad boys?
  • Chris: ... No.
  • Julie: Well do you see Nate Buzz who also had a crush on Kat around here?
  • Chris: No.
  • Julie: Exactly.

this is pretty shit ok not gonna lie 

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because Combeferre obviously figure they weren’t coming, he knew what the general and such were. He’s not surprised.

and Feuilly is so angry and bitter and dissapointed? too much to not have trusted them, believed they were going to come to help.

so you have Feuilly, who grew up - and lived pretty much all of his live - in poverty and struggling and out of all of les amis he would have the most reasons to be cynical - or even just a realist, because I wouldn’t call Combeferre cynical, not even by a  stretch - but he’s so far from it he almost comes off as being naively optimistic.

oh, Feuilly, you precious cinnamon roll.

tumblintuck  asked:

You mentioned bothering East TN congresspeople on Twitter, and as an East Tennessean this is something I want to do too, and I have other willing people, but I'm deathly afraid of dealing with the phone calls. Any tips, esp. East TN-specific ones?

Dan-O did a really good primer. As for being afraid of phone calls - just get used to it. Having a script in front of you helps. It doesn’t take much training, and staffers are generally pretty nice. But phone calls are the most effective - just knuckle down and do it. 

copy catting that "signs as thing i've heard them say" post
  • aries: you more than set that up. it's like you built a jenga tower and guided my hand towards it to knock it over.
  • taurus: you better learn to like women.
  • gemini: writing is what makes me happy. i can't go a single day without it.
  • cancer: i am pretty volatile.
  • leo: dealing with myself is the absolute worst but everyone is gonna fall in love with me anyway.
  • virgo: it's okay to put yourself first.
  • libra: i have no problem admitting i am a human being and i have needs.
  • scorpio: don't call me crazy. call me crazy and i'll show you crazy.
  • sagittarius: i wanna go on an adventure but neither of us have a car.
  • capricorn: i thought i was a robot until i met you.
  • aquarius: i'm a control freak. i get it from my mother.
  • pisces: i'm just having a hard time responding to anything.

anonymous asked:

I can't believe some people are upset about maggie having a gf and blowing alex off? I'm like booiiiiii, have you seen television? this is like perfect endgame 101. also maggie didn't even introduce her to alex, she might not even remember the poor girl's name and jstu calls her babe. plus she was jealous of Kara before so. I'm so here for this!!


listen it’s gonna give us alex feeling jealous and probably getting snippy with maggie bc….wow she rly thought….and kara being like ‘what’s got you so down’ and alex just not wanting to talk abt it bc she deadass put herself out there and got rejected by a pretty cop with a girlfriend who held her hand. we’re gna get maggie and alex getting closer as ‘friends’ and they’re gonna realize that they’re never going to work as friends but they have to try anyway because this is the only way they can keep each other in their lives. we’re going to get stolen moments that can’t continue bc maggie has a girlfriend and wow she should not be thinking about be thinking so much about alex. we’re going to get alex swallowing the confession that always seems to be on the tip of her tongue because she’s not going to ruin a relationship, that’s not who she is, but this pull towards maggie just won’t go away. we’re gonna get MAGGIE CHOOSING ALEX. and that’s the most important thing to me.

  • Henry: Mom!
  • *Emma and Regina come running down the stairs*
  • Henry (laughs): I meant Regina Mom. I need help with my homework.
  • Emma: Kid I love you but you need to get a better system.
  • Henry: Huh?
  • Regina: I think what Emma means is that this is quite exhausting. Whenever you yell Mom we both come running. It's tiring especially if you end up being the one who has to walk back up again.
  • Emma: Plus it's confusing.
  • Henry: You realise this is your fault.
  • Regina: How?
  • Henry: I always call you both Mom. It's only because you guys decided to move in together, which by the way is totally awesome, that it got confusing.
  • Emma: Can't you just call us Mom 1 and Mom 2?
  • Henry: No feels too impersonal and kinda like I'm saying one of you is better when you're both pretty awesome.
  • Regina: Mom and Momma? You used to call me Momma.
  • Henry: When I was 3. I'm 13 now.
  • Emma: Call one of us Ma.
  • Regina: You.
  • Emma: Why?
  • Regina: Because it can be short for Emma too.
  • Henry: Okay. Well now that's settled can you come look at my homework?
  • *He goes back to the kitchen*
  • Emma: Does this mean I have to go all the way back upstairs?
  • Regina: You can help me help Henry. I'd rather you save your energy for upstairs later Em.
  • Emma: I'll help as long as it's not Maths.
  • Regina: Oh if it's Maths he's doomed.

i think the thing that bothers me most about ppl calling bi characters lesbians is that if we called a canonly lesbian character bi we’d get fucking dragged for being lesbophobic and maybe even harassed off tumblr, but it’s perfectly fine the other way around, yeah?

calling a bi character a lesbian is pretty shitty and so is calling a lesbian character bi why can’t we just fucking let each other have our representation with out swooping in and trying to take it away from each other

anonymous asked:

A month before s7 starts and already sick of the fandom defending negan from being a rapist, I'm just glad you and others are calling people out, just one more reason not to watch 7a!

This was already expected really. I mean, I really hope Kirkman and Gimple call him for what he is and don’t try to downplay what his character is.

But we’ll have people defending him because it’s easier to worship him if you pretend he is not a rapist.

I’m all here for a complex character showing all kinds of shit regarding human race, because truth is, we have some pretty bad apples among us.

But I’m not here for people excusing them and thinking that finding a character interesting means that you worship everything he does and excuses everything he does, or agree with everything he does. I know JDM will rock in this role, I’m a huge fan of his. But the character in itself is a villian and should be treated like one.

anonymous asked:

so this guy that I really like who tells me he loves me almost everyday for the past 4 months including yesterday told me he has a girlfriend today.. Then asked me right afterwards what underwear I was wearing.. But I still really like him and he lives in a different province so I'm just feeling pretty upset also I think he's been ignoring me today since then.

Do not speak to him ever again. He is a soggy basket of french fries. He is being emotionally manipulative by faking feelings for you and you deserve someone who will take pride in calling you their love. Also, do not let this affect your self-worth. You are worthy of love and respect. Some people do not give us the love we deserve and that is a reflection of them, not us.

anonymous asked:

What's your (or y'all's) opinion on neuro-atypical people who can "pass" as neurotypical. Like, I'm fairly certain I have Asperger's to some degree cause it runs in my family, and I wonder if it's possible for me to have "neurotypical privilege" or something along those lines cause it's not """obvious""" that I'm atypical.

i am one of those people.

it’s a survival tool. for me at least, it’s fucking exhausting

like having insight on psychosis it’s like, helpful to keep yourself alive but it would be pretty incoherent to call it a privilege. just like, don’t put blame on other ND people for not being able to do that because in an ideal world none of us would have to

This tree is a stone bridge
to the death of my closest friends
and it sways in the wind
with the weight of so many before me.

I hear their wails calling me
hoping beyond time that I’ll be kind.
Asking for forgiveness.
While I retreat into the silence.

This tree is a cruel father
that knew so many of our lovers;
never once rising to the call,
holding onto life, to spite us.

I hear the wind call my name
and my bones are birds
and my eyes are the sunrise
and my heart is a volcano
and my veins are a million trees
swaying back and forth.

—  Michel Lazzaro | Are we alive yet

anonymous asked:

hi, so like, i'm a new fan of vixx. like super new. think "i can tell you literally how many days it's been" new (it's 46). and i think i've gotten a pretty good handle on the inside jokes in the fandom so far. except ravi as an egg? you're not the only blog to have called him an egg and i'm just like, really confused to why people call him an egg. does he look like an egg? (idk if this is the right place to ask, y'all just seem to have a good grasp of fandom jokes, being meme trash and all)

anonymous asked:

Fox said that "special snowflake" is ableist, but I'm pretty sure it's just generally insulting, and not ableist specific? Special snowflake comes from the scientific phenomena of every snowflake being unique, so calling someone that is insinuating that they're some ""hard to understand"" identity solely in the hopes of standing out as unique, not "special" from "special needs." It's definitely still insulting, just not ableist specific.

Fox says:

It’s often used to make the implication that a person or being with unique identities is less intelligent or mentally ill.

I’d argue that it’s inherently ableist for the point it’s trying to get across, but even if it’s not, it’s definitely used in ableist contexts often enough to be disgusting and horrible. :/


babycakesbriauna  asked:

I love bring a Virgo. My birthday is Sept. 22nd, so I have a few Libra traits ( go cusp babies) but I'm certainly a Virgo when it comes to my mannerisms and work ethic. I agree with the statement that virgos are rather nonchalant/ " me no curr" when it comes to being referred to as weird. I call it our uniqueness.

Virgos are SO nonchalant! Perfect way of putting it. I literally don’t care what people think of me. I used to when I was younger, but I’m pretty sure that was just a teenage thing. I think Virgo are so hard on themselves, that when it comes to other people silently judging them, it’s just water off a ducks back. The only time it irritates me is when it’s someone I care about- that’s like a limited group of people anyways. We know our flaws and quirks, and we know there’s nothing we can do about them. So you either take us how we are, or go elsewhere.