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Hollywood Is Getting Outsized Credit For Seriously Small Moments Of LGBT Inclusivity
Power Rangers has gotten attention for featuring the "first queer superhero," and Beauty and the Beast was heralded for its "exclusively gay moment." But these scenes feel so sl...
By Alison Willmore

Power Rangers:

So, here’s how the sequence actually goes: Trini and the other Rangers are sharing personal stories around a fire, and Trini explains how she’s preferred to keep her family out of her day-to-day life and her relationships. “Boyfriend trouble?” Black Ranger Zack (Ludi Lin) asks. “Yeah, boyfriend trouble,” Trini says — maybe sarcastically? It’s hard to tell, as Becky G delivers 99% of her lines with a sardonic lilt. Zack squints, then asks, “Girlfriend trouble?” Trini doesn’t respond.

Beauty and the Beast:

The Gaston-adoring sidekick LeFou (Josh Gad) shares a two-second dance with another man in the movie’s finale. It’s a scene, as Pop Culture Happy Hour panelist Glen Weldon put it when he tweeted, that’s “exactly the kind of throwaway gay joke Hollywood’s always churned out.” It wasn’t the only one either — LeFou’s dance partner is a character who, in an earlier scene, is shown being unexpectedly pleased with the women’s clothing he’d been forcefully clad in by a combative Madame Garderobe.

And Star Trek Beyond:

Then there was last year’s Star Trek Beyond, which, also before its release, made the reveal — one treated as a bigger deal in interviews than it ended up being onscreen — that its incarnation of Lt. Hikaru Sulu (John Cho) was gay. It did this by introducing a never-named-on-screen husband, played by screenwriter Doug Jung, who Sulu was shown pulling into an affectionate but not especially nonplatonic embrace during a visit as they strolled away with their daughter. “If you blinked, you missed it,” said George Takei, who played Sulu on the original Star Trek television show. “There are others who are dealing with LGBT issues much more profoundly.”

All three studios made a big deal out of making LGBT characters textual, but they still assume their audiences are just as narrow-minded as they are.

In a world in which How to Get Away With Murder plunked a scene of implied rimming between Jack Falahee and Conrad Ricamora onto primetime network TV two years ago, it seems particularly eyerolly to give a studio movie a pat on the back for including a shot of two men with their arms around each other, in a totally gay way, they swear.



I beg your pardon, ma'am. There are entries for your wage laborers here, but I see no accounting for the others.

SickFic Prompts

I’ve been craving SickFic, so have some prompts and feel free to tag me here at @wordmage because I would love to see your takes on the prompts below. Feel free to add more, or use it for RP/art, whatever. I plan to try and fill them all out, myself.

99.9% Immunity - (character) never gets sick, right? Wrong.

Elephant in the Room - (character) is sick, but for some reason - rank, personality, etc - no one is talking about it

Heroes Don’t Take Sick Days - there’s no time to rest when you have to save the world, so (character) has to push themselves even when miserable

Insult to Injury - as if being injured wasn’t enough, (character) is getting sick too

Ill Timed - it’s the worst possible time for (character) to be sick, but their body didn’t get the memo

Irreplaceable - (character) is the leader/boss and isn’t able to take personal time off, even when they’re under the weather

It’s Nothing - (character) insists they’re fine, right up until they collapse

Medic Down - every group seems to have a primary caretaker. How do they handle it when (character) is the one sick?

Milking It - if (character) has to be sick, they’re at least going to get as much pampering out of others as they can

Not a Word - (character) said they don’t get sick, and isn’t in the mood for anyone to remind them while they recover

No Rest for the Wicked - the big bad (character) has more to worry about than the good guys

Open Secret - everyone knows (character) is sick, but they’re trying so hard no one has said anything

Persuasive Partners - (character) is sick, and refusing to stay put; their partner(s) give them a good reason to stay in bed

Stepping Up - boss/leader (character) is clearly miserable, so the others go out of their way to take as much of their workload as possible

Suffer in Silence - for whatever reason, (character) doesn’t want anyone to know they’re sick, and does everything they can to hide it

Take One Down… - (character) gets sick, and spreads it to the rest of the group

Team Mom/Dad - (character) is the one to always take care of others on the team

The Wolf Cries True - (character) has been known to exaggerate or even pretend they’re sick, only this time they’re telling the truth

This is Your Fault - (character A) was clingy while they were sick, and now (character B) has it

Why Didn’t You Say? - (character) hasn’t been feeling well, making for some uncharacteristic behavior, and their partner(s)/team/friends are much more understanding once they realize why


Kiwi, being a wild sylvari, generaly behaves more like an animal than a human so naturally he starts eating whatever looks even remotely edible. But somehow he’s smart enough to know that he doesn’t want Ita’s shrooms. Self-preservation maybe?

anonymous asked:

YOUR TAGS. I feel you girl. It irritates me when people pretend Dean hasn't found his perfect match. Even in S4 when Dean barely knew him Cas was gentle and wanted to understand Dean "you don't think you deserved to be saved", the park date, etc. He sacrifices everything for Dean, makes Dean laugh (HE HADN'T HAD FUN LIKE THAT IN YEARS), always comes back to Dean. I can boldly say Castiel is the one person Dean is the happiest around. It does help that he thinks Cas is devastatingly handsome.

Some people must be watching the show like this:

Because really? Dean hasn’t found someone who loves him fully and unconditionally?

A person who would be literally everything Dean would look for in a romantic partner if he allowed it for himself? 

Someone who sees who Dean really is and loves him for it? Who would always choose Dean? Who would give up things for Dean? Who would rebel and fall for Dean? Who would always look out for Dean? Who would always care for Dean? Who would even keep away from Dean if it would protect him? Who would care for him when he’s wounded? Who would also care deeply for Sam because he loves him like a brother? 

Someone who is his equal, a BAMF, who knows the life, who brings out his soft side, who brings him up when he’s at his lowest, who challenges him, who sometimes even frustrates him because he cares so much. Someone with no preconceptions of who a person ‘should’ be, who therefore has no comprehension of why Dean would repress certain sides of himself thanks to low self esteem and cultural norms and therefore accepts and loves him for who he is as a whole, even the sides Dean might not even like himself, helping Dean to learn to embrace them. Someone who helps him be the best him that he can be, who would always choose him and would theoretically stay at his side for centuries if need be, who, when he doesn’t stay it’s because he is trying to protect him from afar and keep him safe, but someone who always comes back to Mr Dean Abandonment Issues Winchester.

Someone who would watch over him as his mother, up on her pedestal, always said Angels would, but you know, literal Angels don’t exist so he would have to settle for a metaphorical romantic partner for this, like in all the love songs and fairy tales…


Originally posted by stardustcas


I was feeling nostalgic after the Sei/Usui draw and wanted to revisit a 2012 OC I made for a Freakshow RP (that I never did anything in,,,,)

He’s a Aerial Silk acrobat who’s got constant bedhead, unless he’s preforming. He also probably needs a new name.

Really consider the SJM hate before you take it too seriously

You guys have to realize that she was pushed so fucking hard to produce those books and i’m positive that she realizes that it has some obvious weaknesses.

While I tend to not agree with anti-SJM I can recognize that the book had some mistakes. It’s what happens when an author is under a ginormous amount of pressure by herself, her fans, her publisher and probably her agent. This fandom has A LOT going on and she is at the absolute middle of it. Before you criticize her maybe stop and make sure it was REALLY Sarah who made that decision. If it was, then fine, be mad. But she owns the characters. She is the characters. If you don’t like it, then I don’t know what to tell you. Don’t read it. 

SJM does not intentionally kill of characters of color in her books. She’s not a white supremacist. She doesn’t hate POC. It’s a YA novel, not literature. Lower your expectations for the social justice agenda. She was not trying to make a political statement. I understand that she fell short on this end but she did not do it on purpose. It was a lack of foresight. It sucks. Most of us recognize that. There are larger, more prevalent racial problems than a YA novel with some questionable diversity. 

SJM does not idolize have abusive love interests. Rhysand and Rowan are not abusive partners. Let me repeat, so you can all hear me. RHYSAND AND ROWAN ARE NOT ABUSIVE PARTNERS. Their characters are real, which allows them to make real mistakes. Should Rowan have hit Aelin in HOF? No. Should Aelin have been acting like an entitled brat? No. Should Rhys have asked Mor before making a deal with her attacker? Yes. But these actions do not define these characters. Their mistakes are few. They do not try to control or manipulate their partners. They act as equals to their partners. They are accepting of their partners. They are loving to their partners. They are supportive of their partners. Case closed. Moving on. 

anti-SJM blogs- Respect authors. Respect their work. If you don’t like it, learn from it. Take it in stride. Understand it. Understand opposing viewpoints. Have some class. Stop being dicks. 

Journaling is an incredibly powerful tool for many things, including self-love. It can be a daily practice you turn into a habit or ritual where you consistently build up your feelings of self-worth, esteem, and confidence. It’s an amazing feeling to have a notebook full of words that are generally positive about your mind, body, and life which can remind you of your awesomeness just by looking at it! 

I made a list of different kinds of self-love writing prompts which can be used in any way you decide. You can answer them in a notebook, in an art journal, on a Word document, or in an Instagram caption. The possibilities for how you express your thoughts and feelings to these concepts and questions are endless, and I’m really excited at the thought of you using them!

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im depressed my soul left all my crops rotted the sun will never rise ever again I’ll never see his smile and cute sense of humor ever again MANAGER BANG DIDNT DESERVE THIS HE WAS JUST TRYING TO BRING JUSTICE UGGH I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AFTER THIS he was my cute loyal hardworking lil bean why they do him like this I’m so upset he won’t be forgotten :(((

Conversation with my Co-Author
  • Me: I want Lotor to have more depth in this fic. I don't want him to be pure evil, but became that way from circumstance. But I can't seem to figure out how it will all end.
  • CA: Keith should kill him.
  • Me: what?! No, I'm not sure that will work for this...
  • CA: He should wear his black suit and kill Lotor with his blade.
  • Me: Now this is an excuse to put Keith in his black suit...
  • CA: And then he can kill Lotor nice and slow, the way the bastard deserves to die.
  • Me: ...
  • Me: Your obsessing over that one thing he does, aren't you?
  • CA: You don't kidnap Lance away from Keith and not expect to DIE!!!!!!
  • Me: -_-

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