melina's asks

anonymous asked:

I started to rematch Inuyasha on youtube. When I first saw it, when I was really young, I remember hating Kikyo. But now that I'm older, I can understand where she's coming from. What's your opinion of her?

I have always stanned for Kikyou. I think that her backstory is so sad and that her being brought back was something very traumatic and she died thinking the man she loved wanted to kill her. Now she is just this clay form with half a soul that has to consume the souls of others to survive, she is the antithesis of what she was before. I just love her so damn much!

diners  asked:

Hey Melina,,,, drop him

i am going to,,,we just had a conversation about gender and sexism and it was pissing him off so he’s like ya we’re not discussing this i’m mad like um i wasn’t done talking ???? but OK ????

anonymous asked:

To me it's just saying like 'hey kids, sorry we're so unoriginal we can't make up a character for you with a back history that would fit this person. But here's an originally white guy we made black! That's cool, right?' It's just so unoriginal and artificial. Like give me a black guy with an interesting history that makes sense to them and the narrative, don't just color the same character we've seen since whenever with a brown marker.

I think that shows and comics should make more of an effort to create original characters of color rather than just worrying about their brand and if audiences will come out for it. However, don’t think there is anything about Jimmy Olsen’s character that would somehow be ruined if the character is black. Laurel Lance is Dinah and she doesn’t have anything of the same backstory as her original character. Iris West on Flash and her story is much different as well. Also, the actor who plays Jimmy is good. I don’t think it has anything to do with unoriginality in this case or in the case of Johnny Storm. The fact is that most of the popular/well know comic book characters and their supporting casts are white characters. If we don’t allow non-white actors access to those roles, those are talented actors who can’t get work. Caity Lotz could get another role. Being young, white and beautiful she has access to more than the average Asian actress and that is what is lost by her being reborn as the White Canary than a talented black actor being cast as Jimmy Olsen.  

anonymous asked:

What do you think the Saving Francesca gang would post about if they had Instagram? Would they be themed, artsy, pictures of each other etc??

oh this is interesting to think about!

out of the girls, I feel like Siobhan would be the last one to get Instagram; she’s more of a living in the present kind of person, but after the girls kept pestering her she relented and created one. She usually posts photos of her everyday life for the girls, where she’s been and where she’s going, pictures of buildings and places (and sometimes cute guys sightings at the subway), Euro trip photos. She has an A+ aesthetic game because Siobhan is a flawless Queen of everything.

Frankie would be the type to post candid pictures and videos of her people; the gang getting together, Ned flipping T-bones at Stani’s, embarrassing photos of Luca (and tagging Anabel in all of them, much to his horror), Bob and Mia looking at each other with love over breakfast, cheek to cheek selfies with Will (who hates selfies and almost never stares straight into the camera). The best thing about Frankie’s Instagram is, of course, her music covers, sometimes featuring Luca or Tom on the guitar.

Tom’s Instagram would be basically similar to Frankie’s. I don’t see him posting much on it but when he does, he posts about his people: his women (Jacinta, Anabel, Georgie, Nanni Grace, and Tara), Anabel learning guitar (while Luca hovering in the background) (cropped, of course), Ned lying bleary-eyed on the couch in the morning during one of his sleepovers at Tom’s house, Tara’s cooking attempts, Cards Against Humanity nights with the gang + Ned & Mohsin. Tom’s a troll-commenter tho. He especially likes trolling Frankie’s missing-Will posts.

I feel like Justine’s Instagram would be the most artsy of the crew. For some unexplainable reason, in my head Justine can knit (hahah) so her Instagram would be a mix of display of her knittings, doodles of EP cover design ideas, screenshots of her currently-listening songs (she and Tom exchange new music discoveries), and sporadic pictures of Ben Cassidy. Also Justine’s room aesthetic is A+.     

I also don’t really see Tara posting much on Instagram but when she does, she makes it count. Hers would mostly be on current events happening all over the world, and she writes long, loooooong passionate captions. Tara prefers Twitter to Instagram; easier to do long threads of discussion. 

Jimmy treats Instagram like Blue’s Clues. He posts obscure pictures of the places he’s currently in for the gang to guess (this stresses Frankie out a great deal) and reveals the places later in. Once out of the blue he texted Frankie to keep an eye on his posts and started posting pictures (and exasperated the heck out of her; “This is a white wall. WHITE WALL, JIM. HOW IS THIS HELPFUL?”) until the last one revealed to be her own front door, and when Frankie ran to open it there he was after a few months away, standing on her front step with a big grin on his face. He made her cry.

Will would blatantly refuse to get Instagram no matter how hard Frankie pesters him to because ain’t nobody got time for that. He prefers to send photos to Frankie privately anyway ;)

marchetta meme: endless list of characters » joe mackee

“It’s all a bit of a gamble, mate. That’s all I can promise you. And we never get to see what that other life would have looked like if we don’t take chances. You know what I did on the day before I started at this job? A practice run on the Tube from Convent Garden to Arsenal. I was miserable Joe sitting on the Tube, homesick for you all, honestly thinking of packing my shit up and flying back to Georgie’s place and meditating in her attic for the rest of my life. I’d been here for almost six months and nothing had happened. And I was praying, Tom. I was praying for a sign. I was so close to being a no-show the next day. But thank God I went through with it because every day, now, I sit on the Tube and think I almost missed out. Just say I didn’t know I was twelve minutes away from the rest of my life. Twelve minutes away from meeting a bunch of the most decent kids I’ll ever teach. Twelve minutes away from meeting my girl.”

anonymous asked:

Why should I reach the marchetta? What is it about?

alrighty I’m not the most articulate person around here when it comes to expressing myself, friend, but for Marchetta I shall try *breathes* aite where should I start?

if you aren’t familiar with all of this then bonus intro: 

by “Marchetta” I’m really referring to the queen Melina Marchetta and I really mean READ ALL MELINA MARCHETTA’S BOOKS (hence read the marchetta; shoutout to the awesome finchmackee for coming up with that)

“the Marchetta” consists of 

her contemporary novels

  • Jellicoe Road (general fav), 
  • Saving Francesca (Francesca Spinelli is me I am Francesca Spinelli)
  • The Piper’s Son (my moon and stars) (read this and you’ll understand my URL ha)
  • Looking for Alibrandi (the only ‘Looking for’ that matters) (also the least appreciated Marchetta) (I’m gonna do a LFA appreciation thingy soon I hope),

her fantasy series 

and not forgetting her middle-grade novel 

  • The Gorgon in the Gully 

which is the cutest story ever featuring the little brother of one of the main characters in Jellicoe Road so yeah there’s a Jellicoe mention too in it (!!!)

on why you should read the Marchetta:

friend, Melina Marchetta writes the most awesome characters. that’s the main reason why I’m so in love with her books; she creates these characters, characters who feel so real they could be your own friends, characters who are flawed and complex and relatable and who you can’t help to love. 

also, Melina Marchetta is the queen of writing relationships and family, especially family. every single one of her novels portrays realistic relationships of both platonic and non-platonic sense and puts emphasis on family values. the number of times I have cried over the family ties in her novels: countless.

also, she has this simplest prose, but she could pack a boatload of emotions in her writing. oh god she writes emotions SO. WELL. she makes me feel things I don’t want to feel, friend, and EVERY SINGLE TIME I reread her books it’s like the first time I mean I still feel like being socked in the gut every time I get to the painful parts, and even harder each time. I don’t know how to explain it even more coherently, but there you go.

bonus: quotes that make me feel

“I should be brave like the gods.” “Each time the gods have whispered your name to me, their voices have trembled.”

‘Our bodies aren’t strangers,’ he said, his voice ragged. ‘Our spirits aren’t strangers.’ He held her face in his hands. ‘Tell me what part of me is stranger to you and I’ll destroy that part of me.’

“I think the worst thing that ever happened to me was leaving home. (…) Because I miss it like you’d never believe, and then I go away from this place and I miss here too. I’m scared I’m going to spend the rest of my life in a state of yearning, regardless of where I am.”

“You’re going to go on living. Because living is the challenge, Josie. Not dying. Dying is so easy. Sometimes it only takes ten seconds to die. But living? That can take you eighty years and you do something in that time, whether it’s giving birth to a baby or being a housewife or a barrister or a soldier. You’ve accomplished something. To throw that away at such a young age, to have no hope, is the biggest tragedy.”

He’s the most beautiful creature I have ever seen and it’s not about his face but the life force I can see in him. It’s the smile and the pure promise of everything he has to offer. Like he’s saying, “Here I am, world; are you ready for so much passion and beauty and goodness and love and every other word that should be in the dictionary under the word life?” Except this boy is dead and the unnaturalness of it makes me want to pull my hair out with Tate’s and Narnie’s and Fitz’s and Jude’s grief all combined. It makes me want to yell at the God that I wish I didn’t believe in. For hogging him all to himself. I want to say, You greedy God. Give him back. I needed him here.

holy shit this is long I got carried away hahaha I don’t even know if I’m making sense? 

tldr; I’m sure there are a lot of other people who’ve read Marchetta who can clearly explain why and convince you to read the Marchetta but anyway I IMPLORE YOU TO READ THE MARCHETTA (and maybe tell me what you think of it after? no pressure tho)

awkwardly signing off now bye 

moodboards!

hi! I never finish these and I haven’t done it in awhile so I thought why not try again!

rules:
mbf me
reblog this post

I’ll make u a moodboard based on ur blog/archive/aesthetic! if u want anything specific in it just shoot me an ask!💓

I promise I will do as many as possible! pls be patient💖

I think that’s it! thank u and pet a dog and have a great day!

hamlett  asked:

ooh ive been planning on reading the lumatere chronicles by melina marchetta for a while now!! what are your thoughts on it? ive never read anything by marchetta tbh

YES YES YES I LOVE THE LUMATERE CHRONICLES PLEASE READ IT

it’s a high fantasy with amazing worldbuilding!! the characters are beautiful and their relationships are beautiful and i’m wayyyy to attached to a certain couple that i don’t want to spoil you

Melina Marchetta is probably one of my fave authors!! Like I said, her characters and their relationships are beautiful and real and heartbreaking. Her books are a must read tbh i loved all of them here’s a list

  • The Lumatere Chronicles (Finnikin of the Rock, Froi of the Exiles, and Quintana of Charyn)–again, high fantasy, you will become attached to all of the characters (her only novels that aren’t realistic fiction btw)
  • Jellicoe Road (THIS BOOK WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE TBH WHAT CAN I SAY IT WON A PRINTZ PRIZE, I LOVE TAYLOR MARKHAM, BOARDING SCHOOL, LITTLE BATTLES BETWEEN ““FACTIONS”“)
  • Saving Francesca and its sequel/companion novel The Piper’s Son (I LOVE THESE CHARACTERS JUST. THIS AND JELLICOE HAVE THE BEST SET OF CHARACTERS/FRIENDSHIPS)
  • Looking for Alibrandi (her first novel which is kinda underrated, to me not the best but it’s still worth a read this one is pretty heartbreaking </3 )

THIS HAS BEEN A PSA: READ THE MARCHETTA

anonymous asked:

Did Athena ever come off to you, in the myths, as kind of a woman hater? Idk, Artemis seemed way more female-friendly. I know a lot of people see her as really feminist because she was a goddess of war and shit, but she really didn't seem to like women much lol. Maybe that's just me

There are really no Greek Goddesses that are 100% female-friendly. Artemis banished Callisto after being raped by Zeus since it went against her rule that all her maidens were to be virgins. Athena turned Medusa after she was raped and is often mostly a savior of the wise heroic figure. Aphrodite was made to dislike any woman who was seen as prettier than her (Psyche) and Hera attacked Zeus’s victims because she couldn’t attack him personally…did it once didn’t work out in her favor. Persephone had that situation with Menthe. Demeter and Hestia were not given a lot of play time so I guess they are the most female friendly by default. 

This to me more shows the sexism of the culture that created the myths than something I hold against the goddesses themselves. Thankfully people now are attempting to correct that, which I appreciate. Especially with Hera.

anonymous asked:

Why are you constantly complaining about how there aren't enough poc or non straight people in entertainment? Do you even have a life outside of watching tv, or do you just sit around and bitch about all the "problematic" elements of things all day long? Entertainment is not that goddamn important; there are bigger issues in this world. Because fuck the fact that girls at very young ages are being sold as child brides, your favorite piece of entertainment isn't diverse enough, boo-fucking-hoo.

lol Yes, I do have a life outside of tv and am active in a lot of other things. That’s how I happened to get a job and a degree. 

Why do I complain? Because the issues are important to me and I think it’s important to address small issues because the accumulate into bigger ones. Plus, I know how my life has been influenced because of lack of representation.

Entertainment is goddamn important. Of course there are bigger issues in this world, but that doesn’t mean smaller ones should go unrecognized. 

anonymous asked:

Hi. I feel like I live in a horribly racist, sexist etc world where everyone tells me not to think about things at all and criticize things or else I'm just being a bitch who's dumb for thinking her opinions matter and so forth, so thanks for this tumblr and especially your videos for being small parts of the universe where everything makes sense and nothing hurts, even for a moment.

Things like this mean so much to me, because there are times when I get those some comments and I wonder if it’s worth it. But it is so thank you <333

anonymous asked:

Thoughts on Emma Watson's video at the UN about Feminism? I know that some WOC Feminists on Twitter were saying that it wasn't anything special, but I feel like Emma's video helped correct lots of misconceptions about Feminism and is helping spark more discussion about it. Any bit of positive awareness is helpful, IMO.

For me personally, I think yeah she said some good things, but I dislike this idea that feminism shouldn’t be angry. So many like her are coming out and saying “You don’t have to be loud, angry, etc to be a feminist. You can be cute and funny and like guys. It’s cool!” It’s very annoying tbh because feminism is apolitical movement and it is something you should get passionate, angry, frustrated about because it effects our lives. We often try to promote positive feminism by kicking other feminist for not being “attractive” models of the movement 

The reason why WOC are annoyed is because a lot of the time these issues ignore the struggles of WOC or QueerWomen. The wage gap is a great, but what about the wage gap between women of different racial groups? What about issues that only effect transwomen? Many times in marginalized groups we focus on the issue that is considered the most “universal” that you don’t have to be part of that group to understand, but that shouldn’t be it. The fact that you are cis doesn’t mean that trans issues shouldn’t matter. I do appreciate what they are doing because it is true: seeing women you admire call themselves feminist does open you up to want to learn more if you are not educated on the issue. If we are going to be talking about feminism on a wider forum with these celebrities I wish it were more intersectional than just the same issues that we’ve been talking about since the beginning. WOC and Queer Women have always had to taken a back-burner and that’s just not okay.

anonymous asked:

Oh wow, you didn't see enough poc on tv when you were growing up, and now your life has been changed for the worst. Really? That is so fucking pathetic. Lol, an English degree hardly contributes that much to society. There is a reason why STEM majors tend to get more pay. Their careers actually fucking matter. All you can do is teach.

I can do more than teach, but I’m happy with my degree and with what I’m going to do.

My life hasn’t been changed for the worst, but I had issues because of it. I may be pathetic, but I never asked you to care about it. These things are important to me and so I am going to talk about them. You don’t have to care. 

leaxilou  asked:

How do you feel about the whole Beauty and the Beast Stockholm Syndrome thing?

I think that the B&tB story will always have aspects of SS syndrome because of it’s mythical and fairy-tale origin. 

If we are just talking about the Disney version the main reason I don’t thin their relationships totally falls under the SS label is that she leaves of her own volition and stands up to him the whole time. The only reason she even starts caring about him is because he stopped being an asshole and proved to be worthy of her affection. I think that it’s important to recognize that Belle decided to care for him herself. 

anonymous asked:

do you think that a character's race needs to be explicitly stated in novels, especially in fantasy novels? is it a cop out to have poc characters and not make it clear that they are poc characters?

I think that after so many fuck ups and the way that racial ambiguity is being used to white-wash cast, that is is important to either (1) make sure you are explicit in your description (2) or when these casting choices are made for writers to be like “this is not how I wrote it.” And yes, writers have done that before.

anonymous asked:

If a writer writes a character (especially a main character) as racist/homophobic/etc, would you assume that writer is racist/homophobic/etc? I want to write a main as a racist but I don't want it to be assume I align myself with said character.

No because there are actual racist/homophobic people in the world, it is really about how those characters are treated and if the author has the sense to hold those characters accountable for the horrible things they’ve done and isn’t just trying to drop slurs.