it's very important to me

i’ve read my fair share of fics, i’ve seen many beautiful fanarts, and i’m grateful to the artists/writers for taking the time to share their talents with us…

…but there is a thing that i’ve seen acknowledged rarely and it’s something that is very dear to me…

the curve of suga’s hips

you know the saying ‘’business up front, party in the back’’…

…yeah

exploit this in your art and fics, i beg you

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MAN I AM ALL FOR DESI-INDIAN NISHAN. Like, a lot. I mean, when I first saw that guy, I was like, wow, a canon Indian character! With an Indian name!! And from that moment I knew he would be my favourite (and he was). And like others in the fandom, I was totally annoyed by how people interpret him as black – because um, non-black dark-skinned pocs exist?? 

And obviously the grandparents-being-immigrants thing just confirmed my headcanon even further and NOW I’M JUST GOING TO RANT ABOUT DESI NISHAN FOR A WHILE.

Nishan feeling pressure to be one of the smart Asians so often portrayed on television, not just because his parents want him to do well – but also because he didn’t want to lose his reputation as the smart guy amongst his non-asian peers.

Nishan casually talking to someone for the first time and using some complicated vocabulary, and that person being all like “your english is really good for a foreigner!” and Nishan nods acknowledging and takes it as a compliment, but later in the day, he thinks about the incident and wonders why he feels like he’s been punched in the stomach.

OK so Nishan is a Sanskrit name meaning that his parent(s) or grandparents speak Sanskrit! Imagine Nishan growing up, bilingual, with Sanskrit as his first language because that’s what’s being spoken around his house, and developing his English at the same time because that’s what being spoken outside. Imagine him mixing up the two languages, switching languages in sentences. Imagine him developing a love for both his languages as he grows up, and imagine him being proud of his bilingually. A young Nishan enjoying the fact that he can speak two languages fluently and with little accent.

Imagine a young Nishan going to school. Imagine him experiencing racism first-hand from his peers and their parents. One day he’s walking home, a car drives by, and the man in it yells at him – “go back to your country!”. He cringes, this is his country. His family has been here for three generations. Imagine him feeling mutters from others immigrants’ accents or their influent English skills. “It’s America,” they say. “We speak English here.”

Imagine a pre-teen Nishan, previously proud of knowing two languages, now ashamed of knowing Sanskrit. The language that was previously so important to him now felt like a burden to bear – because, as the white Americans say – “English is all you need, right?”. And that idea got repeated to a young Nishan so many times that he started to believe it.

That is, until he turned 14 and realised that he didn’t need to let go of an important part of his culture and an important part of his upbringing to live up to a standard of what an American should be. He was American, and he wasn’t going to let a bunch of racists define his nationality. Just because some cynics didn’t have any culture, that didn’t mean they had to insult his.

Imagine a Nishan with pride in his culture and his language, who acknowledges and recognises his heritage. Imagine a Nishan who dresses in traditional clothes for family weddings and a Nishan who switches between English and Sanskrit with his fellow Sanskrit-speaking friends. Imagine a Nishan who celebrates festivals like Diwali with pride and joy with his family.  

We need a desi Nishan, with immigrant grandparents from India, fluent in English and Sanskrit. A Nishan who has and is experiencing racism and has the willpower to overcome it. A Nishan proud of his culture and who he is.

That’s why Indian Nishan is so important.

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((what a yeats-loving nerd. i’m currently answering the easier questions first, so they’re not in order of when I got them, sorry. also if anyone would like to help me answer a few (since like i’ve said before i’m not very knowledgeable in some topics i’ve been asked about), i’d be eternally grateful, and of course you’d be credited!))

RvB: Snark Module Test

“Well, I guess we’re floating for a while, D,” York said with a shrug, which did not affect his course through the vacuum of space at all. “I worry I’m getting a reputation for being spaced.”

“It does happen disproportionately often to you,” Delta agreed impartially, and continued his low processing noise.

York started bobbing his head. “Delta,” he said after a minute, “are you humming?”

The AI managed to look embarrassed. “It seemed appropriate.”

York grinned from ear to ear. “Well, first off, I did not know you could even do that. And secondly, are you humming a Queen song right now?”

“You sing it often. I’ve managed to pick it up.”

“Are you seriously singing Don’t Stop Me Now at me? At me being spaced? Right now, in the middle of space?”

Delta played the saved recording of the song in an answer. “I’m burning through the sky, yeah! Two hundred degrees, that’s why they call me Mr. Fahrenheeeeeit, I’m trav’ling at the speed of liiiiiight, I wanna make a supersonic man outta you!” The playback stopped and, if Delta had a face, York had the distinct feeling it would be wearing a shit eating grin right now. “As I said, it seemed appropriate.”

York started chuckling, slow at first until he put himself into a slow spin when he threw his head back for a more booming laugh. “You,” he started, in between breaths, “you fucking little shit!” 

As an answer, the AI resumed humming.

“D,” York said, his laughs calming down, “this right here? This was almost worth getting spaced.”

“So when people say that poetry is merely a luxury for the educated middle classes, or that it shouldn’t be read much at school because it is irrelevant, or any of the strange and stupid things that are said about poetry and its place in our lives, I suspect that the people doing the saying have had things pretty easy. A tough life needs a tough language - and that is what poetry is. That is what literature offers - a language powerful enough to say how it is.”

- Jeanette Winterson on T.S. Eliot’s poetry and how it has helped her through her teenage years

crackerhell:

THIS. IS. NOT. REAL. REPRESENTATION. OF. THIS. COMPANY. The REASON this chick got this response is because this comment came amongst literally HUNDREDS OR ABUSIVE HARASSING COMMENTARY. THIS IS WHAT WE TALK ABOUT ON HERE WHEN WE DISCUSS LOADED QUESTIONS AND PAYING ATTENTION TO YOUR SURROUNDINGS.

HOW MANY ABUSIVE COMMENTS (HUNDREDS? THOUSANDS?) DO PEOPLE HAVE TO FUCKING RECEIVE OVER A FAKE FUCKING REALITY SHOW BEFORE THEY ARE ALLOWED TO GET ANGRY? SERIOUSLY.

FUCKING GET SOME CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS PEOPLE.

bookishboi:

dahlstrom:

jamietheignorantamerican:

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battroid:

takeawaygirl:

thegreatdesutree:

Unfortunately, this is a real restaurant and that is a real response. Their page was not hacked and thus trolled (that I know of). The owners are just really crazy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6LY7TJ16pg

holy FUCK watch that video

i just watched that video (and the part 2). unbelievable

I’m like 7 minutes in and jesus christ

HOLY BALLS, I SAW THE FULL EPISODE ABOUT THIS TRAIN-WRECK OF A RESTAURANT.

GORDON RAMSAY LEFT THE RESTAURANT WITHOUT CHANGING IT BECAUSE HE SAID HE WAS SCARED AND DISTURBED BY THE PLACE AND IT’S OWNERS.

LET ME REPEAT THAT.

GORDON FUCKING RAMSAY SAID HE WAS SCARED AND DISTURBED BY HOW VICIOUS THE OWNERS ARE.

I AM WATCHING THAT YOUTUBE LINK RIGHT NOW AND I CANNOT BELIEVE WHAT I’M SEEING

Wow. I’m watching it currently. This woman reminds me of the people at the Westboro Baptist Church.

They’re both really scary and obviously unstable. Chef Ramsey’s face throughout the entire thing is hilarious though.

kartoshinki asked:

i think it's exactly his constantly vaguely confused face like if he would look serious his voice would confuse me even more but by now i've just reached the point where i could find a photo of him in a brazilian carnival costume scratching a snow-leopard and would probably just shrug because sure. what else. 's hugh, what else was to be expected. he is too chaotic to have that much power somebody has to stop him

man oh man hugh in costume is the best i mean