perfect people on a perfect show

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If only you could see yourself in my eyes.

There’s a thought I’ve been having about representation in Harry Potter recently, and the thought is this - overwhelmingly, all I’ve been feeling lately towards JK Rowling is disappointment.

When I first read Harry Potter I was a six year old white kid who didn’t really have any conception of anything around representation. I was a big reader as a kid (still am tbh) and as I grew a little older I was reading all kinds of kid genre fiction. Animorphs, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Percy Jackson were the main ones though (at least, the main ones I’m sure people here will have heard of!)

I was a teenager when I started learning about the importance of representation (and learning that I was neither straight nor cis), so I didn’t give a lot of thought back to these books I loved as a child, not even Harry Potter. But in more recent years, I have been, and I made an observation.

It is not that hard to fix your past mistakes. Or, at least, to try and make amends.

None of the series I read when I was a kid were brilliant at representation. But I’ve been reading about Rick Riordan (creator of Percy Jackson) and how his later books have had non-straight characters, and even a trans character who uses they/them pronouns! And it got me thinking. Percy Jackson had a few kids of colour back when I was reading it, and most of the cast had ADHD. Animorphs has more diversity in terms of ethnicity - two out of the five human main characters aren’t white. Everyone is Jewish in A Series of Unfortunate Events, and the recent Netflix series (which had significant input from the author) cast people of colour for some of the main characters.

Like, none of these series is perfect, but they show willing to improve on their older material, the stuff I was reading as a kid. Rick Riordan in particular I think has specifically apologised for having less representation in his earlier works and is including more in his later characters. It’s not perfect, but they’re trying. We can tell that the effort is being made, at least.

And Rowling is defending Johnny Depp’s casting and muting people on twitter who dare criticise her for still not confirming that Dumbledore is gay in any canon media.

And I’m just so tired.

anonymous asked:

Um, I hope this doesn't come off rudely, but is Anti going to be a regular channel thing now? Or at least with horror games? I know you have fun with him and lots of people like him, but as someone who's not a huge fan of youtube "dark personas", are we still going to get horror game playthroughs where he isn't edited in at all at any point? It seems like every horror game you play nowadays has him show up at least a little in them, and it takes me out of it a bit.

No, he’s not going to be a regular thing. Doki Doki was just THE perfect game to have him show up again in because it’s based around a lot of the stuff that Anti already did so it seemed like a perfect match. It was too perfect NOT to do it. 

I also don’t want to dilute the character. He’s already sort of becoming a meme and people don’t take it as seriously anymore which is sad. Partly my fault because I love reblogging fanart in general and it sort of over saturated people with him. I think I might wait again to do a bigger and better type of thing with the character that feels new instead of the same old stuff

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One of the many things I’ve learned, is that no matter what you do, somebody is around the next corner with a better version of it. And if that person is a man it might not even be better, it just might get more attention. And sometimes that person is you. The you that’s never satisfied with what you just did, because you’re obsessed with whatever is next. The one constant is this. It’s you. It’s us. The project gets us to the people. Because it’s people that got me where I am. People like Diane Gould. People like my husband, and my first partner, Gordon Clark. People like my last and best partner, Cameron Howe. And for all the rest of you, I hope that tonight can be the beginning of something. Something so that even if we see each other across the corporate battle lines one day, that you will know that I am rooting for you. I can’t help but not. Because I am a partner by trade, and a mother and a sister by design. And I am - I am so proud to be on this journey with you.

Halt and Catch Fire || Ten of Swords

shoutout to the survivors who are not forgiving, who do not believe that what happened to them was ‘for a reason’, who know they did not deserve it, who are angry at what happened to them, and who do not show the typical 'good victim’ trope. You all get so much shit from people about how you should act from your trauma because only 'good victims’ are deserving of empathy and support. You deserve so much more than that.

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“Would I show my body off if I was thinner? Probably not, because my body is mine. But sometimes I’m curious to know if I would have been as successful if I wasn’t plus-size. I think I remind everyone of themselves. Not saying everyone is my size, but it’s relatable because I’m not perfect, and I think a lot of people are portrayed as perfect, unreachable and untouchable.” - Adele

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The successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground.
Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it.

honestly allura is the most tragic character in the show with literally the saddest backstory ever and yet the fandom ignores that chooses to present her as a perfect well adjusted “mom friend” who has no problems or personality of her own.

and when people DO acknowledge her flaws- they attack her for it, like how people demonized her for not being a fan when she found out keith is apart of the alien race that LITERALLY destroyed her home, her planet, her family, her friends, her entire life. 

allura isn’t a perfect, strong, sophisticated space mom. she’s a scared teenage girl who had to force herself to grow up and mature and hide her emotions so she can hold the weight of the entire universe on her back. she’s scared, she’s one of two remaining Alteans and because of that she’s traumatized and alone with no one but Coran to truly understand the pain of losing everything. 

Allura’s last memories before being forced into her cryopod were seeing her family and friends die, her planet destroyed before her very eyes. And then, suddenly, she finds out she’s been sleeping for 10,000 years

allura is (canonically) a teenager who had her childhood stripped away from her due to a senseless war that ultimately destroyed everything she held dear to her. instead of doing things a regular teen would do she had to train herself to become a diplomat and help a galaxy that only seemed to be interested in giving her anguish. 

Allura is a perfectionist who’s hard on herself and forces herself to repress her feelings so she won’t have the paladins worry about her. she has so much trauma and emotional baggage to unpack but she doesn’t even want to begin healing- because she’s selfless and wants to take care of the universe first, and puts the fate of the galaxy in her hands. 

allura is probably terrified she’ll never live up to her father and will ultimately fail but she hides it and instead chooses to support her friends, who, at times, can be ignorant of what she goes through every day.

not to mention in the first season she lost the only remaining part of her father and was forced to destroy it herself. i cant even begin to imagine how fucked up that had to be for her. not only did her father die- but his consciousness became corrupted and against her, manipulating her when she was at her most vulnerable. 

in conclusion allura needs more attention paid to her emotional problems and her sadness deserves recognition!! she’s a genuinely selfless person who had to suffer unimaginable loss and pain. 

(and yeah,  i am kind of bitter that the fandom will go out of their way to make up ridiculously unnecessary angst for other characters while ignoring allura and her problems) 

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SVU MEME: 1/5 Quotes

“Our legal system is the best that there is. But it’s not perfect. Or pure. It never was.”

10

This actually had me in tears for a number of reasons.

For one, I’ve waited idk HOW long to see Krillin get some shine again, and it’s amazing.

For another, this just adds on to his character arc, which has been amazing.Recognizing the fear, the PTSD, trying to live with it, battling and overcoming PTSD and depression, reapplying himself to be the best he can be if only to make his family proud, and now this!

But this is also a big learning moment for Gohan. He became so much more focused on getting stronger on power, that he’d been casting aside Krillin’s experience and technique. He actually doubted the worth of one of his oldest friends, thought his dad was nuts for thinking he’d be fit for this fight, and you can tell he feels terrible about it here, which is why he makes this admission. 

And even GOKU, after seeing 18 step in and her willingness to help her husband win, to show he wasn’t alone and it didn’t matter if he could overpower his opponent… even he learned something about the importance of teamwork and setting aside your pride.

And then to see Goku reaffirm something so many people forget was also touching.

AND 18! OMG SHE WAS SO PERFECT AND LOVING AND SUPPORTIVE AND PROTECTIVE.

LIKE EVEN THOUGH SHE KNEW HE COULDN’T WIN SHE STILL CHEERED HIM ON, AND WHEN HE STARTED FEELING HIS OLD FEAR AND SHAKING AGAIN SHE CAME TO HIS SIDE AND EVEN HELD HIS HAND AND IT WAS SO ADORABLE AND BEAUTIFUL AND PERFECT AND THEY ARE AMAZING TOGETHER.

What a great episode…

3

everyone’s in love and happy and everything

“Goku doesn’t care about his family!”

“Goku doesn’t love ChiChi!”

“Goku is such an inconsiderate father/husband!”

hello it’s me again, there’s this musical called “daddy long legs” which if you haven’t heard of it already, go look it up asap

I understand that it sucks when you can’t afford to pay for things you love. It really, really does! And it’s kind of a shitty move when something that was once free moves behind a pay wall.

But at the same time, artists deserve to be paid. That goes for the people you love to watch, who create the things you love to consume, as well as the artists you know in fandom. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with artists saying “here’s a venue that’s willing to help us financially to do some of the things we love, so let’s create new stuff exclusively for that venue.” It sucks that the audience for those things is limited by people who can pay for them, but … until someone smashes capitalism for good and makes it so that none of us have rent or utilities or food expenses, that’s the way some things are going to be. 

Artists deserve to be paid. Art costs money, in many many ways, especially when you’re making it for a larger audience. It sucks if you don’t have the money to pay for art you love, but the answer to that is not to bitch at the people making the art. They don’t owe you free art or free entertainment. No one does.

3

I never have time for fan art but Clarence struck a chord with me. It’s a great depiction of your childhood but it’s not a perfect one. It has a charming grittiness to it. The world in this show isn’t perfect, everything is slightly “off” in a good way, the characters are flawed, they’re all different shapes and the colors are muted at times. Though, the eye of innocence projects through the main characters. People will say it’s dumb, too simple or gross but you’re just scratching the surface. I admire a show thats grounded but can still be very cartoony. The writing is quick witted and it always puts me in a good mood. It doesn’t pander and it knows what it is. This is my favorite current cartoon out right now and deserves a watch. Good work to everyone involved.

honestly though andi mack is such ?? a lit revolutionary show ?? like we’ve got:

-a main female asian american character with short hair !!!

-also she’s really extra sometimes and it’s so Real for kids in middle school bc let’s be honest what middle schooler isn’t extra as hecc

-a military family plot (which makes me cry every time)

-a main character who is hella confident and wears !! her hair natural !! so pretty oh my god !!

-a main character who also got onto the boys bball team and persevered so long instead of quitting bc she wasn’t getting the ball

-a main jewish character who had a bar mitzvah who !! also !! has divorced parents and lowkey has a hectic family

-a character struggling with accepting himself having a learning disability

-a main gay character who’s had s u c h a big character growth from the start of season two to now (him being so nervous then vs being able to joke about it now)

-sooo many people of colour ?? which is so awesome ????

-also lots of different religions and cultural celebrations etc

-a main character that gets panic attacks/has an anxiety disorder, thinks he’ll be seen as less or different because of it

-^^ he also struggles with how he’s seen by people — a l o t (confidence issues maybe ??)

-none of their families are perfect and it’s So Nice

-a main pair of parents who had a child and is struggling with learning how to raise her

-^^ them learning how to take matters into their own hands

-a mom who had her child as a young teenager and it wasn’t !! picture perfect !! and they’re still trying to adapt to it !!

-it’s literally a show the whole cast/producers are trying to advertise that families are supposed to watch it together to start discussions and tbh that’s so amazing

-in the end

-lots of new and refreshing stuff

-lots of diversity

-disney you’re doing amazing sweetie

Put some RESPECT on Daenerys’ name

There really is something wrong with some female fans in this Game of Thrones fandom. Instead of building the good and grey women up on the show, we beat them down and dismiss them, all over the competition of a man’s affections. What I love most about Game of Thrones and what kept me committed to watching is the badass representation of ambitious, strong, and persevering females on the show. From Daenerys, Arya, Brienne, Sansa, Yara, Olenna, Margaery, to heck, even Cersei’s ruthless behind. These women SLAY in every definition of the word. Can we not admire how they struggle through loss and violence through the best way they can? I respect that.

Reading a post dismissing Daenerys as someone “who watched everything be given to her” and comparing her to Sansa stating, “Dany never would have survived what Sansa survived.” This isn’t a competition for who suffered the most and who didn’t. My God. And to completely dismiss Daenerys as some person who did or achieve nothing because everything was handed to her is a complete disservice to the character and what actually happened in the show or books. Daenerys did not grow up with a loving mother, doting father, or protective brothers. Her entire family was killed ruthlessly and she lived her entire life on the run with her only relative at the time in Viserys. The older brother who physically abused her, who emotionally abused her, and who molested her over the course of years. The same brother who sold her maidenhood off to Drogo for an army with no care of her well-being, only of his goals and ambitions to take back their homeland. Daenerys was raped, defiled, and roughed up into submission. Instead of allowing herself to cower away in the corner, she learned to grow up and adapt to the circumstances surrounding her. How? Demanding respect for herself and the women around them through meaningful and impactful change. Doing so not with fire, but with what every woman is equipped with, her brain and determination to make lemonade from the lemons given to her. Suffering the loss of a child is painful, but to do so simultaneously as with the loss of a man she learned to love? Devastating. Her strength and grit which were born from pain and suffering, they brought with them loyalty from legions of people. And this isn’t even half of what else I could say about her.

Daenerys isn’t perfect and has obvious flaws and impulsive decisions made, just like any other character or man on the show, but I never doubt that at the root of her cause, it’s always for the good of the people. There are selfish means tied in there as well, but again, she’s not perfect and that’s what I like about her, flawed but a good-intentioned character. How about you walk a mile in Daenerys shoes and let me know if you can accomplish even half of what she did from ending rape among the Dothrakis, liberating slaves, commanding control over armies through not her dragons, but through strength and determination to create a better society that works for all socioeconomic classes. The unsullied only followed her because of the respect they have for her after being freed. She was the queen they chose not because the dragons would kill them if they didn’t, but because they believe in her. Daenerys gave them a choice and asked for their support and because she is a motivator, she gained their loyalty. Dothraki only follow strength so she had to finesse them into formation. Daenerys is no ordinary girl. She’s an ambitious woman with big goals and there is not one thing wrong with that. Both Sansa and Daenerys at the heart of their characters are survivors.

i don’t understand why people think deh doesn’t handle mental illness well like the people who say this shit are majorly the people who’ve contrived a plot using the first sentence of the goddamn wikipedia page like. listen to/watch a show before you come after it without knowing jack shit