the fosters just addressed the issue of police brutality against a young black kid, this is so important
people sleep on this show but it honestly is one of the best shows on television and it sheds light on a lot of issues and people you never get to see in mainstream media. and the way they handle these issues is just so important i love it
Report the existence of a Tumblr Shoplifting Community to mainstream media outlets 2k15
We all know staff won’t do shit until Tumblr starts receiving massive amounts of criticism from the general public like the criticism that lead them to crack down on pro ana tags and communities!
Getting these “lifting fandoms” mainstream media attention is the quickest and best way for that public criticism to start; please utilize the following links and email addresses to make news outlets aware of the encouragement and perpetuation of illegal activity that runs rampant in parts of tumblr.
The Pixar movie “Inside Out” has not only entertained children and adults since its June opening, it’s brought psychological concepts – the importance of memory, the role of the unconscious, the complexity of emotion – to mainstream movie audiences in a way we’ve not seen at least since the heyday of Alfred Hitchcock. For a kid’s movie, its degree of psychological complexity is simply off the charts.
“Inside Out” tells the story of an 11-year-old girl named Riley, moving with her parents from Minnesota to San Francisco. Much of its tale is told literally from inside her head, where characters representing sorrow, fear and other emotions both quarrel and cooperate to shape the way her experiences resonate.
A new study from the Public Religion Research Institute showed that while most Americans think protesting is good for the country, white Americans’ responses change drastically when the protestors are black.
Im watching shanes coming out video and I’m honestly fucking sobbing in my room. Im just. I can’t even put into words how much his video resonated w me. Im so, i honestly can’t explain it. I feel okay finally because it’s like someone else understands. I only have like one other best friend who is bi and knowing he understood what i felt is amazing. But having someone in mainstream media make a detailed, open and honest video is so special to me. Please don’t make a joke out of this, please don’t make a joke out of our community.
Mich nervt dieses elitäre "Ich kannte XYZ bevor er/sie so gehyped/mainstream wurde(n)!!" so hart. Ich kann Trailerpark, die ich erst seit einem Jahr kenne genau so feiern wie Casper, den ich seit 2008 höre. Wieso macht mich ersteres zu einem 'unauthentischeren' oder letzteres zu einem 'echten' Fan? Unnötiger Kindergartenshit. Hört was ihr wollt und lasst andere hören was sie wollen. & Wenn euch ein Künstler aufgrund des Erfolgs musikalisch zu sehr verändert - hört ihn nicht mehr. Simple as that.
I don't want to be an ass, but your post about not casting away Shane's coming out kinda stung. When Lohanthony came out, no one acknowledged him. You may or may not respect him as a YouTuber, but he is still a part of the lgbt community.
I certainly acknowledged Lohanthony’s coming out, and I was so proud of him for doing it. I don’t watch him regularly, but I’ve seen lots of his videos and I think he’s great. I don’t know why you feel hurt when what I’m saying is precisely that, that people shouldn’t treat it as less important because he’s bi and not gay.
However, I would say Shane coming out is bigger news than Lohanthony coming out. While Lohantony coming out was wonderful and amazing, he’s not visible enough to attract mainstream media attention like other LGBT YouTubers have been (namely Troye, Gigi, Connor, Joey, and Ingrid). Shane has been around since the beginning and is a role model for millions, he has an incredible amount of influence over his audience. So if anyone excludes him from that “big LGBT YouTubers” group, it’s nothing short of bi erasure, because it’s impossible to argue that he doesn’t belong there.
Since you say you've watched all the queer-themed movies that are currently available, what are your top 10 picks to recommend?
Ohh man okay, this is a hard one. My faves change all the time, but I’ll do my best to pick 10. I’m just going to list my all time fave queer themed movies In no particular order:
Brokeback Mountain: Possibly the most important gay movie of all time in that it was the one that had the most mainstream success, and also it was just really fucking good.
Angels of Sex: A really interesting portrayal of fluid sexuality and a m/m/f poly relationship. Sweet, honest and definitely worth a watch.
Yossi & Jagger: I still cry just from seeing the movie poster for this. It has all of my favorite elements, a sickeningly sweet love story, a heart breaking tragedy, and really hot guys. (Don’t bother with the sequel, it was really bad and almost ruined the first one for me tbh)
Undertow: The most unconventional ghost story I’ve ever seen. It’s beautiful and sad in this quiet unexpected way.
Eating Out: This on is pure trash, but frankly, we needed a good queer trashy sex comedy, and this one delivers for me. It was one of my favorite movies when I was in high school and my friends and I used to quote scene from it to each other all the time. It probably in important to me for more sentimental reason that anything else too. My first boyfriend and I watched this together with a group of friends and that was the first time we actually kissed (weird setting but whatever it was sweet)
Morgan: This one is easy to overlook, and I wouldn’t have watched it at all if it wasn’t for serious desperation. I made the right choice. This is one of those stories I love because while it is a gay love story, the whole thing isn’t just about the fact that these characters are gay.
Keep the Lights On: This one is so fucking dramatic, but well worth the watch. Again, this one hits my angst kink so hard, but it’s real and honest and even though it feels like the drama is a bit piled on at times, the situations are real and the way that these people behave is authentic.
Getting Go: This one was so unexpected, because the beginning of it is this really strange kind of trashy low budget thing. But well.. first of all.. Matthew camp is like really fucking hot and it’d be worth watching for that alone. But it actually gets into some really interesting discussions about sex and relationships and finding out what you really want out of life and the weird incestuous expectations of being a gay man in a modern urban environment. IDK, I really found myself relating to much of what they discussed and the romance felt real (even if there was a clear wish fulfillment aspect to it) and there were some uncommonly frank discussions about sex that I found really refreshing.
The Way He Looks: The sweetest coming out story I’ve seen in a very long time, and one of the few I can still engage with after seeing so many over the years.
Beautiful Thing: The coming out story by which I rate literally every other coming out story I ever see. Literally this is the best one ever. I actually remember renting this on VHS from Blockbuster (I just aged myself lol) and I kept it I loved it that much.
Shelter: This is an essential. There is a coming out story in there somewhere, but it’s not the focus. The story is about families of choice and finding that family in unexpected ways and just!!!! So good. The romance is so sweet. The characters are authentic and just.. yes. A+
I’ve lost count at this point, I think that’s about 10, but there are so many more so I’m just gonna list a few more honorable mentions.
Love! Valour! Compassion!
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Broken Hearts Club
Billys Hollywood Screen Kiss
The Living End
But I’m a Cheerleader
Juste Une Question D'Amour
Do Começo ao Fim
There are so many more, but these are a few that really left an impression on me and I would recommend for other people to watch. Literally every one of these is quality and worth the watch. Most are on Netflix, the ones that aren’t are pretty easy to find streaming on the internet. A few are even on YouTube.
Here a list of Deaf related books! Books about Deafness, Deaf Culture, Deaf Community, Sign Language and more.
If you have a book please message me so I can add it!
- A Journey Into the Deaf-World by Harlan Lane, Robert Hoffmeister, Ben Bahan - Seeing Voices: A Journey into the World of the Deaf by Oliver Sacks - American Deaf Culture: Anthology - In This Sign by Joanne Greenberg - When The Mind Hears: A History of the Deaf by Harlan Lane - Deaf Child Crossing by Marlee Matlin - Alone in the Mainstream: A Deaf Woman Remembers Public School by Gina Olivia - For Hearing People Only - Don’t Just Sign … Communicate!: A Students Guide To American Sign Language and Deaf Community by Michelle Jay -El Deafo by Cece Bell -
Train Go Sorry: Inside a Deaf World by Leah Hager Cohen
- The Mask of Benevolence by Harlan Lane - Islay by Douglas Bullard - Deaf again by Mark Drolsbaugh - Mindfield by John F. Egbert - The Unheard by Josh Swiller - Silence of the Spheres by Harry Lang - Mean Little Deaf Queer by Terry Galloway
how can people support artists/writers like yourself? the amount of amazing work i've been exposed to on tumblr far exceeds what i could find on my own or is popular in the mainstream. do you think there's any way to make your/our voices the most heard/remembered or are there always going to be people like that man who stole your work and gets the credit? sorry if this doesn't make sense.
there are always going to be people who steal work. if you want to support original artists it’s easy. share their work and support them so they can continue to make work.
DISCLAIMER: IN NO WAY AM I CONDONING NOT SUPPORTING CC CREATORS. SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE CC CREATORS. WHAT I DON’T SUPPORT IS SITES GREEDILY PENALIZING PEOPLE FOR SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS BLOCKING ADS
are you tired of 60 second waiting times on tsr just for wanting to not be bombarded by ads? there are things you can put into adblock’s filter, but it seems like they always have workarounds for it! are you ready to not be penalized for blocking ads?
ghostery! an extension i stumbled across for an entirely different purpose but quickly learned works very well in duping any adblock sensors! the original intention of the extension is to prevent sites from tracking your browsing and gathering info on you; there is also a section to block ads!
first thing you will need to do is download ghostery for your appropriate browser. it supports most mainstream browsers that i can think of! click on the corresponding link to add it onto your browser. once you’ve installed it, a setup wizard should open in a new tab
hit the arrow on the right. it’s up to you whether or not you want to enable ghostrank, which collects anonymous data about trackers on various websites. it’s also up to you whether or not you want to enable alert bubble, but i personally find it very annoying and advise against it!
eventually you should come to a configuration page like this:
the only one you should need to be able to use tsr ad-free is “advertising” but you are free to check the others if you would like to prevent websites from gathering unnecessary information about your browsing history. THE ONLY ONE I WOULD RECOMMEND AGAINST BLOCKING IS WIDGETS. it has been known to prevent some pages from working properly for me! this is what my configuration looks like when i’m done!
hit next and close out of the tab. then head on over to tsr! click the adblock stop sign in your browser and select “don’t run on pages on this domain”!
once you’re done the stop sign should turn green with a thumbs up in the middle.
what this does is it whitelists tsr for adblock, so tsr sees that you are not using adblock on their site and stops throttling your downloads with outrageous wait times! tsr does not know that you are using ghostery to still disable the ads!
you now have no ads on tsr and no outrageous wait times! happy simming!
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This week’s all about hyped books I’ve never read. The books I’m going to mention in this book are “hyped” in one way or another, whether they’re popular within the book blog community, mainstream, or whatever. There’s some books that I do hope to read eventually, others that I’m more wary about, and some that just won’t happen.
1. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
After heaps of recommendations, I caved and bought it. I’ve tried to read it about three times and it’s never quite worked for me. It’s one of the most popular science fiction books/series and lots of people love it. I thought I would do but hmm. (Shame that the author’s such an assbutt.)
2. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
One day… I want to at least satisfy my curiosity.
UPDATE: Since doing this post I’ve actually tried reading this but I DNFd it. It was really difficult to get into, I didn’t really for the characters/romance and I don’t think it’s for me.
3. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
AKA J.K. Rowling. I have the two books in the series on my shelf, but I’ve yet to find the motivation to read them. It’s quite a move from my comfort zone - one that I don’t necessarily make often, at least not in that direction.
4. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Very hyped! My mum bought it, so my plan is to borrow it after her. The genre is more her *thing* and she knows me well enough to be able to judge whether or not it’s something I should try.
5. Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
I didn’t have much interest in reading this book and then I fell for the hype here on Tumblr. I’ve still not read it but I hope to get to it sometime. It seems like fun and I get a kind-of Buffy vibe.
6. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
This isn’t one I’ll be reading myself. It’s just not for me.
7. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
8. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
I’ve got very mixed feelings about the Throne of Glass series, but I got this for review. I’m intrigued about the whole retelling aspect, but from what I’ve heard I’m not sure if I’m going to like it very much. I guess we’ll see.
9. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
I should love this book, but I can never get into it. It hurts even more because so many people love it and tell me to read it and gah! Also Patrick Rothfuss is awesome.
10. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
One of the many books booklr loves (yep I’m generalising and I hate generalising but it feels like everyone anyway) that I’ve not gotten to reading yet. I love fantasy but I personally don’t always love the hyped YA fantasy books as much as some people do.
Thanks for reading! Feel free to share your thoughts on these books or your own top ten list