sorry i'm going on a rant

When people ask me why I care about cultural appropriation:

Because Kardashians will take cornrows 

And turn it into this.

Or take what is a racist caricature of a Black Bodies,

And turn it into this while be praised for it.

Or when Black women get mocked for their lips and Skin:

But Kylie Jenner can be praised for doing this:

Or when White people and celebrities can do this:

But women like this are seen as ugly (even in their own communities) or a called terrorists by others:

Things like that causes things like this:

Ok tell me how it doesn’t matter again?

anonymous asked:

pride and prejudice wasn't written as a resistance to the patriarchy djdjfhdhsj what

i mean i’ve been staring at this message for a solid minute now pondering how to reply, trying to figure out how ro reply, but honestly it boils down to one question: have you read it?

because literally the prevalent theme of pride & prejudice as well as other works of Austen—perhaps most visibly, sense & sensibility—is the ironic social commentary on the degraded role of women, as subjected and dependent on the way of whether they would marry well as they used to be?

like, honestly, what did you think it was about? sure it has a romance in it, but it’s probably one of the the most politically designed and carried out romantical arcs in literature, as it relies not so much on mutual affection, but rather darcy aknowledging his fault of diminishing elizabeth as an intelligent human being. at first, we see him as quite obviously set upon taking her for granted and applying stereotypes; startled with her outspoken attitude and clueless as to why she would reject him. because it IS surprising, that’s the point, given the context of Austen’s novel, the commonly praised choice would be to accept not only darcy, but mr collins without another thought. what do you think is the reason mrs bennet was so distraught all the time? there was no way of securing the future of her daughters other than marriage, we hear it being repeated over and over again—they cannot inherit their father’s fortune.

and—good grief. that’s the romantic ‘main plot’ concerning darcy and elizabeth alone, because the whole point is that he changes his beliefs and acknowledges elizabeth as an equal in the end. darcy isn’t exceptional for being surly and broody, he’s exceptional because he listens and learns.

but all the rest? the whole arc of charlotte, and her unhappy and dull marriage to mr collins, and the stark contrast with elizabeth. charlotte is not WRONG, she does the only thing she knows for certain will allow her to live in a respectful way without becoming ‘a burden to her parents’. the arc of lydia, basing off her portrayal against wickham? even with all his debt, infamy and faults, wickham’s opinion is at no point more blemished than lydia’s. that’s the point, that’s reiteraring the original notion of the disparity between men and women in regency England. the radiating, stinging paternalistic attitude of mr collins towards elizabeth when he marries charlotte and TELLS her that she would probably get no better chance. his absolute belief—corresponding with darcy’s, and contrasted with the latter’s rehabilitation later on—that elizabeth has no choice but accept him.

and elizabeth herself—for all the composition and impeccable manners, she IS a controversial figure in the novel. take the scene when she’s bashed by lady catherine de bourgh, the ongoing commentary on her being too forward with her opinions, the continuous bashing coming from her mother—the lingering threat that lizzy’s ‘stubbornness’ will cause her much trouble and, above all, prevent her from securing both her and the other sisters from absolute poverty when their father dies.

and, just … of course it’s written subtly, it’s conveyed in elizabeth’s wit, in austen’s slightly ironic narrative. the problem with the situation of women is not EXPLICITLY named and stated. it’s not modern times where we’re accustomed to forward addressing of feminist issues. no: it’s shown. it is not only the consistent theme in her works, it’s the prevalent theme of them. i mean, come on, there’s tonnes and tonnes of books that were NOT written with a purpose of targeting partiarchy. fuck, there are much MORE of such books than there is of the latter kind. But to choose Pride & Prejudice specifically, a novel which became one of the most famous books in the world, renowned for e x a c t l y t h i s … i cannot comprehend. please, at least consider this: do you really think the purpose of austen writing p&p was writing a romance? really? why would it become so much of a literature landmark, then?

i don’t mean to be nasty and honestly, go and have your opinion, you’re perfectly entitled to it, but it does make me sad that a novel that is a witty, outsanding and one of a kind social commentary on the plight of women in a specific time period written by a woman IN the time period is turned into something as common as a novel with a romantic plot. that’s all.

Can people just…like stop invalidating Dean’s feelings? I mean, for fucks sake.

Yes Jack is a child, and I agree that he deserves a chance. But Dean isn’t ‘wrong’ for being wary and suspicious, regardless of his emotional state. Yes, he’s grieving rn, but even if he wasn’t, he wouldn’t just trust Jack blindly. That’s Sam’s MO, not Dean’s.
Jack’s powers are based entirely on emotion at this point. And he’s incredibly powerful. Like Dean said, it was a sneeze. Jack could destroy the entire universe with a sneeze and no one could stop him. And Jack knows that. He knows that he can’t control his powers (yet) and he understands that that means he might end up hurting people.

And also, Sam’s track record of trusting people is laughable at best. Ruby?  Amy? The fucking BMOL? That last one was last season. This fandom has the attention span and memory of a goldfish is2g. Sam trusts people because he sees what he wants to see. Dean trusts people based on their actions and that’s a big difference.

Jack may have saved them this once, but he’s also lashed out at innocent people and opened a portal to hell bc someone told him to. I certainly wouldn’t trust him at this point, it’s too early.

And I hate how the show (and consequently the fandom) twisted what Dean said in 13x02. He didn’t say “I’ll kill you.” to Jack, he said “IF you go dark side, I’ll stop you”. And he’s made the same promise, just worded differently, to/about Benny and Cas (may I remind you that Dean didn’t trust Cas blindly either? He literally stabbed him in the chest the first time they met ffs. Cas earned his trust through his actions. And that took time) and even Sam (”And if he dies?” “Then at least he’ll die human”). It’s also what he asked Cas to do to him when he had the Mark of Cain. Dean trusts based on actions, and he’ll also revoke that trust based on actions. And Jack simply hasn’t done enough at this point to earn that trust. Rather the opposite, if you just listen to what Dean says at the end of 13x03.

Dean isn’t being irrational and “mean” because he’s out of his mind with grief. He’s being honest.

Personally, I find Sam’s blind trust much more concerning. Because that’s always ended so well….But hey, Sam’s the pure and good one and he can relate to Jack, so obviously he must be right. *eyeroll to infinity and beyond*

One of the biggest tells that The Academy doesn’t respect animation is that “Animation” is considered a genre unto itself.

Animation is so much broader than a single genre:

You’ve got Westerns

You’ve got Action/Horror

You’ve got Murder Mysteries (or whatever the heck this show was…don’t look into it if you’re faint of heart, believe me. There’s animal death.)

Then there’s your crime dramadies/buddy films

And a LOT of Social Commentary

There’s Zombie Movies

Super Hero flicks

And of course, there’sChicken Run

PLUS the post that inspired this, going over all the great genres JUST IN DISNEY FILMS

Conclusion: Animation is a different medium, not a genre.

so something I saw on twitter yesterday really bugged me. there’s people saying that the Power Rangers movie is getting way more credit than is due because of the way they handle Trini’s sexuality

ok LISTEN. It was never going to be the case of Trini yelling, “IM A LESBIAN!” or “IM BISEXUAL!” there’s no way they’d be so upfront about it. I thought the scene where she came out was nice, subtle, emotional, and I thought it was in-character how she’s still sarcastic at such a time. After all Trini is what, 15/16/17 in the movie? She’s discovering herself and doesn’t have to be 100% sure. there’s time for that

cuz get this. it’s the first movie. they’ve said there’s going to be 5-7 of them? People are acting like this is the end and we’ll never see her come to terms with this and that she’ll never label herself (though sticking to no labels is fine too of course)

The Power Rangers movie DOES deserve a round of applause for including an LGBT character, just because they didn’t go about it as directly as you would’ve liked doesn’t make it any less amazing. This is a small stepping stone you guys we’re going to see her character grow more confident throughout the franchise and it’s going to be beautiful

Cursed Child rant

Alright, Witches, Wizards, Muggles, and magical creatures big and small, hold onto your broomsticks because I’m about to tell you why I do not like Harry Potter and the Cursed Child nor accept it as canon. 

Spoilers ahead. Obviously. but c’mon who hasn’t read it or been spoiled by now Also, it got super long. 


Let’s start off by saying: it’s been months since I read it. If I get some things off a little, go ahead and tell me; I’ll edit the rant and correct it. If you just don’t agree with me… that’s great for you. Okay? We good? That’s all the disclaimer you’re getting. Moving on! 


Where do I begin? Um… Let’s recap shall we? 

It starts with Albus Severus Potter (who’s name I still cannot get over) meeting and becoming friends with Scorpius Malfoy. 

Okay. Great. We’ve all wanted that for years. No problem. 

We’ve also played with the idea of Albus in Slytherin for years. I have no problem with that either. 

What I do have problems with is the way Albus is treated after he is put in Slytherin. He’s the outcast of his family. He’s the “disappointing son”. After Harry’s canon “the bravest man I knew was Slytherin” speech (don’t get me started on Snape), I expected a bit better treatment of Slytherins. But Albus is Slytherin and looked at sideways by the entire cast, except Scorpius. This could easily become a rant about Slytherin’s and stereotypes and treatment, but I give enough of those already. 

My issues are mostly with Albus’ personality. Now, I didn’t write the character. He’s not mine. I don’t have the authority to tell anyone how he should be. All I can do is have headcanons. But “canon” Albus doesn’t exactly display a lot of Slytherin traits. Sure he sneaks around, but so does Harry, Ron, and Hermione and they’re all Gryffindor. If my memory serves me correctly, Albus goes to Slytherin because he basically thinks, “Well, the Gryffindors I know suck, let’s try Slytherin.”it’s been a while since I read it okay  

Albus is jaded by the time the plot picks up. He doesn’t like flying, isn’t that good at it or Quidditch (which honestly feels like they’re just trying to make him as unlike Harry as possible which I could handle if it wasn’t so badly written), and is basically convinced his life is horrible. (I’ll get into why a little later.) This kid shows no Slytherin traits that I remember. He hardly shows any traits really. I think it was the play format, but Albus becomes a stereotypical teenager who has daddy issues and doesn’t like his life. 

Scorpius I don’t really have a big problem with, besides it going against my personal headcanons. He at least shows a bit more Slytherin traits than jaded Albus. I feel like they were trying to break Slytherin stereotypes with him- which is great and all, but it almost makes me feel like that’s all Scorpius’ personality was. As if he was made to simply disrupt our preconceived ideas of what Slytherin is. I don’t like it. Stereotypes are something I can’t stand, but come on, people, don’t strip my house of what we actually are. 

Okay, moving on from Slytherin. 

Let’s take a step back from the new characters and visit the one’s we already know, we already love. Oh wait, they’ve been ripped to shreds. 

Keep reading

Avatar Aang is, in every sense of the word, my hero. 

It’s hard to explain in words, but Avatar Aang has been someone there for me since I was a kid. I could literally write an essay on the impact he’s had on me, both spiritually and mentally. I remember as a kid finally discovering Avatar and immediately falling in love with Aang – he was a kid, but he was a hero too, and he had a way of being both those things simultaneously without blurring the line in between. I was a small girl raised in a toxic Mormon household with a violent parent, so seeing Aang fight and use bending in a way that wasn’t considered destructive taught me that I could be strong and protect myself WITHOUT using anger or violence as a source. There are literally so many things I learned from Aang, not just about violence or emotion or anger, but also about spirituality and mental illness and just. Being human I guess? I don’t know, I just really like Avatar Aang.

a little rant

it breaks my heart to know and realize that kenta had to perform on mcountdown knowing that he was eliminated still he delivered such an amazing performance and did his best as always, there was a photo of kenta crying after the performance and it makes me cry so much because he knows that it’s his last stage, that he won’t be able to perform on stage anymore 😭 the fact that he told mnet to give him screen time yet he got nothing and kenta kept getting cut off makes me so mad because mnet was so terrible and awful to him since the start, and now he got eliminated and we didn’t even get to see his last words?? they have always showed him crying whenever the trainees were eliminated and kenta was saying goodbye to them but with kenta getting eliminated we got nothing….NOTHING i swear mnet can choke i hate this bye

Mass Effect Andromeda and the concept of Death.

Yes, this post does contain ME:A spoilers but honestly at this point I don’t give a fuck.

I do, for the record, enjoy the gameplay of Andromeda. But there was always something about the story that pissed me off and I finally figured out what that is.

Bioware’s blatant disregard for the concept of Death. Hear me out here.

Andromeda was marketed as being this more positive, hopeful game filled with exploration. They promised a fulfilling story to follow the trilogy, something new and exciting unlike anything we’d ever seen. But I ended the game with a bad taste in my mouth and the above point is exactly why. Bioware said this would be a more positive experience, but what do we go into? Lets recap:

  • Within the first half hour Kirkland and your father, whom you barely know, are killed off purely for plot reasons. Kirkland’s death is completely unnecessary.
  • You get to the Nexus only to hear there was a revolt with leaders who were unprepared and lots of deaths because of said Uprising.
  • The Angara are enslaved and Exalted by the Kett. This is akin to death.
  • Kadara is literally a shithole where death, murder, torture, executions and cannibalism occur and are considered the norm.
  • Ark Paarchero. Did y’all forget that we witnessed and listened to Salarians being tortured and experimented on while they were still alive and you had to watch and listen to that? Did you forget the screaming?
  • The Benefactor killing Jien and us never getting to solve that mystery, at least not in this game.

See, here’s my point: Death is fine to use in a story, but if you’re going to use death as a point, respect the concept. Respect what death is, and what it does to the living. Have some fucking humanity. In the Andromeda story we’re the Pathfinder making outposts and stopping the Kett, but not once are our characters given time to process the emotions that come with what they see out there. Not once does a squadmate specifically come up to your character to make sure that they are mentally handling what’s happening. Not once is all the death and destruction and trauma even respectfully acknowledged, it’s brushed aside for the fake “uplifting” aspects of the Outposts, which really aren’t all that uplifting considering how small they are, how there’s barely incentive to return to them, and how little reaction there is from the people on the Nexus regarding them.

Keep in mind that all the shit above? This is all being witnessed by a 22 year old young adult.

Keep that in mind.

22 years old, and Ryder basically causes their father’s death. They don’t have a sibling to talk to due to a coma. They are the only Pathfinder the initiative has for a very long time. They are constantly shit on by people and by the leadership. They go to Kadara and witness murder and tortures and, did I mention, LITERAL CANNIBALISM with blood-soaked walls and piles of bodies. They go to Paarchero only to witness the experimentation, torture and death of thousands of Salarian colonists. They solve dozens of murders, catalog bodies, kill probably hundreds of outlaws with their own hands.

That’s a lot for a 22 year old kid to handle. And not ONCE is this addressed in the story. Not a single time. Which left me, the player, feeling extremely disturbed and heartbroken; I didn’t feel that by the end I’d accomplished much of anything, the deaths that had occurred far outweighed the tiny Outposts I’d created and never had much need to revisit. This, to me, is a huge problem, and it’s frankly insulting.

This is why I fucking hate movie night and never complete it. Yknow, that quest where Kallo, our Salarian pilot, pretends to die in Ryder’s arms as a joke skit for entertainment? You know, after Salarians were tortured by Kett by the thousands? But instead of handling the emotions that come with witnessing such disturbing imagery and spending time exploring Ryder’s psyche, they make a joke on the Tempest about a Salarian’s death and proceed cheer about it? Yeah. I feel like I’m the only one who was deeply disturbed by that.

It’s for this reason that Shepard was such a fantastic character. In their story they killed a lot of people, but they were also given humanity. You saw what it did to them. You saw the strain, the heartache, the pain and the loss. For every joy there was sadness, there was a balance there. And the crew, especially Garrus, checked on Shepard and made sure they were okay, asked them how they were handling the situation. You could see them both struggling to deal with the situation at hand and finding comfort in their Normandy family. This is especially true after Thessia’s fall in ME:3, you saw what it did to Shepard to lose that fight. The nightmares in ME:3 were a fantastic view into Shepard’s phyche and the trauma that came with the things they did. And Shepard was an older Soldier who was better equipped to handle such things than an untrained 22 year old Ryder. Shepard needed help, why didn’t Ryder?

Ryder just feels like such a cutout to me. There’s no acknowledgement of human emotion, they’re awkward and trying to become heroes but in the end there’s actually very little emotion written into their characters. They don’t acknowledge what they, a 22 year old, are having to deal with. There’s no humanity to Ryder’s character, they’re just blank slates who are allowed to swear a lot. You have to balance a character out, and while you can have a hopeful character like Ryder’s, one who’s trying to make it work, you need to explore both ends of that; the joy and hope AND the anger and fear. YOUR FATHER’S DEATH is barely even MENTIONED. that is traumatizing to watch your father die in front of you while your sibling is in a coma but Ryder immediately brushes it off and it’s barely mentioned again. There’s not even a cutscene about it, Cora asks if you’re okay once, Drack sends a fucking email, and that’s about it. It’s forgotten. Our Ryder comforts CORA, MULTIPLE TIMES, about YOUR RYDER’S FATHER’S DEATH. Are you fucking serious bioware?

I’m sorry but this makes me so goddamn angry and upset and it’s just so insulting. It’s okay to show and explore violent death in many forms as long as you deal with the after effects, the hurt and the comfort. People, real people, go through trauma and you can’t just ignore trauma, you can’t brush it away, it doesn’t just magically disappear. You can’t portray one and ignore the other. By doing so you’re writing out the notion that it’s okay to ignore trauma’s because they’ll just go away, that you don’t need help, WHICH ISN’T TRUE. Saying that it can be ignored, in any story, IS A PROBLEM. You do need help. You do need to deal with trauma and you need to do it in a healthy way, it can’t be ignored. And the fact that they ignored that fact to such a blatant and open degree is honestly disturbing to me. It makes me wonder who specifically wrote this, because they might need real actual help. 

It makes me sick to my stomach. I enjoy playing the game for the gameplay but damn if some of these quests don’t make me sick, some of which I will never replay. It’s not okay and it is deeply disturbing that it was written so ignorantly in Andromeda’s story. Have some goddamn humanity, for fucks sake.

Edit: There is now a Part 2 to this post.

Hearing People & Sign Language

I just saw a post on my dash about how hearing people shouldn’t learn sign language, that it’s “”“”“"ableist”“”“”“ or "culturally appropriative” and i’m sososoooo angry

As someone who was born deaf, I’d just like to say that without “"hearing people”“ knowing sign language, I would’ve had absolutely no way to communicate with my family other than through written language. I would’ve been completely unable to make friends in school because I wouldn’t have had a way to communicate with a single one of my peers. I would not have LEARNED anything in school if it weren’t for the interpreter who COULD HEAR.
I could go on, but I was fortunate enough to have access to specialists and surgeons who were able to operate on me and correct my hearing at a young age, so I can hear now.
But honestly, I want people to think about how isolating it can be when you’re in a room with people who all speak a language you know how to read and write, but you can’t communicate with any of them because you can’t understand spoken word, and they can’t sign.
If you think that learning sign language as someone who hears is somehow damaging, re-evaluate where you’re coming from. I would have loved nothing more than for all of the hearing people in my life who didn’t know sign language to know sign language so that I could have communicated with them, and not been limited to a select few people with whom I could sign.

Learn sign language, we’ll always be grateful.

Serious question...

Why doesn’t Carrie Fisher have a star on the Walk of Fame? She was part of the biggest movie franchise ever, was a sought after script doctor for film and television, wrote multiple screenplays of her own, as well as made multiple appearances in film, television and theatre. How has none of that warranted a star?

hi hello just me popping in to say that i love mr tom holland with my whole heart and sure i do have a massive crush on him and probably always will but thats not why i love him so much. i love him for his compassion, for his heart, for his spirit, for his talent and passion for doing what he loves, and for him just truly being himself. i love him for being the dork from london who does backflips to impress people and falls on his face, for how much he loves his dog, for how kind he is to children, for how amazing of a brother he is, for how much he appreciates his supporters. not because he’s attractive, not because i think that i own him/his decisions or will marry him, but because he’s just tom. and he should be allowed to do whatever he wants, and at times like these i hope he knows that the people who really love him don’t care what he’s doing as long as he’s happy and healthy. 

“maturity”

Ok rant time. Because i need to say it before i fucking explode.

Stop treating children like adults. Stop expecting children to behave like adults. Stop praising children for being “mature”. That’s fucking disgusting and you shouldn’t fucking do it.

If you tell a child “you’re so mature!” they’re going to go out and do adult things they shouldn’t fucking do. You know why? Because maturity is associated with adulthood in a child’s mind. You essentially gave them that permission to grow up too fast. Don’t do it.

You know what happened to me? My mom told me I was mature for my age and intelligent. She told me that over and over and over until I believed it. Then she fell apart and became an alcoholic and because I was apparently “so mature” I believed it was my job to fix her pieces. I did, I convinced her to get help, I screamed and screamed until it got to her, until it got to the point it had to take her to put her hands on me before she realized. I was 12, I endured abuse and looked my abuser in the face and told her she needed help. Because that’s what mature people do? Right?

Right. But you know what’s wrong? Telling your kids that it’s admirable to throw away your innocence, because somehow it became a compliment to say that a kid doesn’t act like a kid. I won’t ever be able to feel innocent again, because I’m not. It was robbed of that, in more ways than one. All because I was told growing up too fast is fucking trendy and admirable.

And you know what’s wrong about this website?

Thinking that you have to right to yell at kids and tell them they’re worthless because they make mistakes. Children make mistakes, that’s part of growing up. It’s not your job to decide their worth, it’s theirs. Don’t tell a kid to “die” because they don’t draw your problematic fucking fave correctly. Don’t tell them they’re being whiny when they vent, or complain because they’re upset. Go away. Take a fucking walk. Drink some water. This is too fucking much, it’s a website, karen. Let children be children.

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My dear newbie yarn benders,

I love you. You’re wonderful and fabulous and energized about seeing a cool project on the inter-webs and have finally said “yes! I think I could do that! This is the one that will get me into knitting/crochet” With all the excitement and joy in the world you go to the craft store, grab the coolest looking yarn (in the best color, duh) and the cheapest needles/hook you can find (If if needles are too intimidating, you opt for the knitting loom. It comes in a 3 pack! score!). You follow the instructions as best you can with dreams of your project turning out exactly like the professionally taken photograph. Oh my naive, beautiful newbie yarn bender, you are on a craft high. Head so far in the clouds that you don’t realize what has happened until it’s done. We’ve all been here at some point, no matter how skilled a person is. 

My lovelies. Please learn from the mistakes that have already happened. Take the time to learn about gauge and value the materials needed. I am most definitely NOT saying buy the most expensive stuff. I am saying that skien of yarn that is one dollar more will likely make you enjoy the finished product bounties more than the value of one dollar. 

Take the top picture. This was most definitely made on a knitting loom. Im personally not a huge advocate of these. They’re great for learning how knitting works. Not great for endless feats of creativity. You’re limited by the size of the loom which limits you to the size of the yarn as well as the size of the object you make. For something that will not ladder (the long horizontal bits between the “V” stitches) you need yarn thick enough to touch the stitch next to it when wrapped around the loom. In the case of the photo, yarn far too thin was used. 

The next picture looks like it could be arm knitting. Which was a fad I loved. Can we bring this back instead of those pony tail hats? The larger the needle, in this case your arm, the larger yarn you need. The original appears to have multiple yarns being used. Perhaps our newbie knitter didn’t realize that’s an option? Lesson here: Larger needles, larger yarn. Smaller needles, smaller yarn. 

The last picture. This crocheted hippo went through the stretcher! oh no! This is a case of right yarn, wrong size hook. When your needle/hook is larger than your yarn and you put it under tension (in this case, stuffing it) the created fabric will stretch (more-so demonstrated in the first picture). Amigurumi is also hard as shit. The people who do it very well are incredible talented. We should all bow before their prowess. Please don’t try an amigurumi (small figurine knitting/crochet) as your first or even 5th project!

General rule of thumb: if you don’t want holes in your work look for yarn and needle/hook approx same size in diameter.

Alas, you have returned for the craft store. Heading the advice you’ve gotten complimentary yarn and needle/hook. TIME TO START THE CRAFT JUICE!

NO.

NOT YET.

“but whyyyy?” you whine

Because we must first test the yarn.

“But tests are boooooring” says the yarn. 

I agree, talking yarn. Tests are boring and terrible and holy crap tell you if you’re doing something right or wrong. This is useful information to know before creating something beautiful with your HANDS

Also my dear newbie yarn bender, practice makes a better yarn bender. Resist the urge to pump out something fast. Pinterst lied to you. It’s not going to take 1 hour. It will take at least 3 hours and two trips to the craft store. Accept this now. Knitting/crochet is slow ASF. Accept this now. Or find a different hobby. 

So loop on some stitches and knit or crochet your joyous heart out. Then measure it once you get around 5 inches. Count the stitches horizontally and vertically. Then refer to the chart above and make sure everything agrees. Got 12 stitches per 4 inches and using DK (3) yarn? Time to change needles sizes or get your gorgeous self some bulky yarn. Or get yourself some bulky yarn anyhow. Treat yo’self. 

i love you newbie yarn benders! Go forth and create and learn

<3 Stitch

It was not a coincidence that elizabeth swann was mistaken for calypso - the sea goddess. Elizabeth, yet different, is made up of all the traits belonging to the sea. As calypso herself put it:

“it was a woman as changing and harsh and untamable as the sea.”

referring to herself, yet the same description could go for Elizabeth just as well.

Before introduced to the life at sea she rebelled in her thoughts and ways in a manner that wasn’t really proper for a governor’s daughter. When kidnapped by Barbossa and his crew she did not resist fighting back, she used the medallion to achieve her ends, and she was willing to stab Barbossa with a table knife in order to escape. 

A clear example of her fierceness and how untamable she could be. Not to mention in her early years when she thought pirates fascinating and sang pirate songs; even though she knew it wasn’t proper. She hid the medallion and dreamed on about piracy. She could not be fully converted into the strictly formed life in Port Royal. 

One moment she praises Jack’s return as if she is more grateful of him deciding to be a good man, which he is, than him abandoning her and everyone else on the ship to die. For a second he believes her, or wants to believe her, and in the next she locks him up and leaves him to the kraken. With none of the others suspecting her. Proving herself of being changing and harsh. 

The comparison of Elizabeth and Calypso could go on and on, but they both do have the ability to infatuate men.

Above mentioned qualities are truly what one could consider the sea to be like, but the sea is also beautiful, intriguing, serene, kind, warm, and all other possible - so is she. One thing that sets the sea apart from Elizabeth is that she is also human.

That is why Jack is so drawn to her. Because if anyone could be the sea incarnation it is Elizabeth.

lol a lot of people who watch skam are so fake. They came in and watched s3 because of the great “representation” that it had and kept talking about how important and “woke” it was. Fast forward to a few months later and they are already writing s4, a season about a Muslim girl and her struggles in Norway/the Western world, off as boring. It’s only been going on for a WEEK and they are already saying that it’s boring or disappointing? Why? Because it’s not about the two teenage white boys that they fetishize and call their “gay babies” and they’re not on screen making out? Is that why?? Stop being gross

Sometimes, 
I worry about the way time passes 
for different people. 

A year is always 365 days but 
no one ever tells you that the hours 
can stretch with stress and responsibility.


So, I meet another 19 year old 
and she is actually 19-
she is lucky. The days have passed 
as they should and she has lived 
the teenage dream, sneaking out, 
making out, falling out 
of love over and over again 
and she kinda gets it, maybe. 
She is getting there at least. 
She knows that at some point
her parents aren’t going to pay for her 
frivolities, that the car she drives will one day be 
in her name, with her paycheck in the gas tank. 
And yeah, she works part time in the mall,
goes to school, dreams of what life will bring,
but she doesn’t know, not yet. 


At least she is tolerable. I meet another girl
who claims she is 19 but acts like she is 12 
(I know, overused internet insults, but bear with me).
Time has passed too quickly and she never grew up.
She just can’t imagine not having her debit card
attached to her father’s account,
doesn’t know what interest on a loan means
and I have to help her fill out applications 
for a job she won’t keep more than a week.
I don’t think she will ever get it,
she is taken care of and I can’t say I’m not jealous 
of the way she has everything,
how she doesn’t ache after long days.
Part of me hopes she gets slapped in the face 
with reality, but why wish the harshness of the world
on someone who will never be ready?


Oh and here is the part none of you will believe,
you’ll tell me I am making it up for poetry,
but I promise when I say
I am more middle aged 
than teenaged 
I am not joking. I haven’t ever been pregnant 
but sometimes it feels like I’ve got 3 kids,
my brother and sister’s teachers expect me at parent conferences,
my high school sister doesn’t know I pay for her everything 
so that she can be the girl above, the girl who doesn’t know,
the girl who frustrates me, but I don’t want her to be 
19 and working a minimum of 50 hours a week. 


It’s a life and I am living.


Don’t tell me when you don’t know 
to cut back on my hours, take time for myself,
save my money and stop lending to my family. Honey,
I am not going to leave the ones I love to poverty.
I’ve got bills to pay and meds I need,
oh, and in case people forget,
a girl has got to eat.
Fuck you and your privileged "life hacks" 
that won’t save me a damn penny.
This is a conversation for the people who get it,
who struggle and bust their asses to care for 
themselves and those they love,
so sip your coffee,
it’s cyclical poverty 
and there is little chance of you understanding.

—  RANT || O.L.

Like I’m so sincerely genuinely sorry but I literally don’t care at all what any given country’s age of consent is u should be able to tell what age gaps are inappropriate w/o going by ur country’s law