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Beauty and the Beast isn't what Tumblr's been saying it is.

I can completely get over Emma Watson being Belle for the sheer amount of representation that’s in the film. What representation? 

 Let’s begin (spoiler alert!):

1. Black People in France. Yes, honey. For the first time in my life, I walked into a widely released period piece that doesn’t ignore the existence of black people. Not as mere servants and slaves, but as actual fucking court members and townspeople. Also, interracial couples. Y'ALL. 

 2. Le Fou. I was concerned about this, but he actually undergoes character development. He eventually abandons Gaston and has a change of heart (Disney-style, but I’ll take it). The scene with him “dancing with another man” at the end is led up to- it’s not just random. It doesn’t send the message that gay people are stupid and deserve to be mistreated (Mrs. Potts literally tells him he deserves better), which were my main concerns for this film. TL;DR, the LeFou plotline isn’t what Tumblr made it out to be, I promise.  

 3. The Gender Fluid Character. There is a scene in a which a character normalizes a man in a dress in a positive way. I was expecting him to be mocked, but this doesn’t happen! (Also, I believe this is the same character LeFou dances with at the end). 

 4. Belle teaches a child to read/ LeFou realizes he can’t read. Watson aside, the actual perils of living in 17th century France are explored, like the Plague, and also the importance of literacy. As children’s literacy is very important to me, I LOVED this. 

There’s more, but I think the representation needs to be supported (listen, I almost never see myself in a period piece, I was expecting this cast to be vanilla as hell) and Disney needs to know that we want more of it. 

 ALSO: to the white and non-black POC who straight up lied about the representation in this film, I SEE YOU.

okay but i know a lot of people are on the knight jeremy train, but hear me out for a second

king jeremy

one of the youngest kings out of the current kings to rule. he may not know a whole lot, but he tries his best to learn all he can so he can run a successful kingdom. who always puts his people first and is one of the kindest rulers. who creates beautiful buildings and structures either for people to live in or to decorate the kingdom. who is fair and kind and courageous. a man who is a nightmare on the battlefield and can destroy armies with little effort. a man who charges into battle with hell’s fire in his veins. who, after every battle, weeps for the lost lives and goes to the homes of the knights who gave their lives to say his condolences to the families, should their families be alive. a king who gives it his all to protect everyone, even if they have committed crimes.

literally just give me king jeremy who tries his best and is always optimistic and trying to make his kingdom a welcome place for all to come to.

I don’t wanna be one of Those People but I finally got to the 5k part of the couch-to-5k programme and I’m so stoked. I RAN. For FIVE KILOMETRES. WITHOUT STOPPING.

(I know this is not very exciting as running goes, but although I started from a position of moderate fitness I’d never voluntarily run except to catch a bus since PE stopped being mandatory in fifth form, so it’s exciting for me.)

I think a lot of really aggressive political leftists don’t understand how having children fundamentally changes a good person’s priorities. If you have kids or other dependents, you signed on to look after those people, and since they likely had no choice in the matter then you owe it to them to put taking care of them above your own personal pride. Sometimes that means seeking help from unethical charities or employers. Oftentimes that means putting up with people’s bigoted behavior and being politically nonviolent. You do whatever is most beneficial for the people who count on you who have nowhere else to go because that’s what being a good person is.

anonymous asked:

wait if it's not too much of a pain/too personal can you explain why your fellow kiwis think you're foreign?

Not too personal at all! It’s mostly just my accent. Apparently I don’t sound ‘traditionally kiwi’ by any means, so whenever people meet me for the first time they will often ask “Oh, how long have you been in the county? Do you like it here?” and stuff like that. 

It’s not a big deal, but it’s fun because I’ve lived here 99% of my life. 

so i was thinking earlier about the interesting mis-match in terms of au ra emotes, which is that female au ra emotes seemed to have been designed with doman raen au ra in mind (which makes sense, because our first au ra character was yugiri), while the male au ra emotes seem to have been designed more with steppe xaela in mind (how very little we know about xaela/xaela men aside), and i was wondering if this sort of design optimization was part of why i tended to see more male xaela than male raen and female raen than female xaela among players and especially among players who did au ra shipping, and then

i realized

holy crap it’s all a bunch of lizard khal drogos and lizard daeneryses

people who act interested and receptive when you’re talking? amazing.

I never understand people saying it’s such a drag making conversation with kids. I know that it’s hard talking with people you don’t share many interests with, but after five minutes with Karen’s New Juice Diet or Ben’s Belief That All Women Need To Be Rescued, an eight year old telling you which Harry Potter book he likes the best is honestly a godsend.

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all the people who act like they know everything about DC are always the people who like to think they’re the experts on a certain character and accept titles like ‘the queen of x’ and usually they’re a straight person in their 20′s who doesn’t actually know that much about DC and is usually neurotypical or ‘has depression’ and claims they know the ins and outs of this one character’s mental illnesses because they go on mayoclinic and read a wiki once 

something that i’ve been noticing for a while is that one of my biggest and most instantaneous ocd/misophonic triggers is sneezing, i will literally become uncontrollably angry the second most people sneeze and its actually stressful in some way? like i feel myself getting anxious over it

I’m kinda seeing Stanley as being quite similar to Gaston in the cocky/arrogant aspect, but…softer? If that makes sense. And definitely not in an asshole way like Gaston was towards the end. He does make an effort on his appearance, unlike most of the other townspeople, and has a bit of an “I’m better than you” vibe at some points. Most of which was probably brought on by how he (and many others) completely idolized Gaston. Like I feel as if Stan would be one of those guys who’s always like, “do it like a man!” But internally he’s always had a bit of a problem with it, but he just sorta pushed that aside. Until the wardrobe scene. After that he’d probably realize that gender roles are stupid, but he’d still slip up sometimes with the “like a man” comments. Even so, he’d still be a very confident, self-assured person. But, like I said before, not in the douchey way that Gaston was.
Yes, he’s sweet and kind and caring and gentle and all sorts of lovely things. But he also followed Gaston with enthusiasm that seems to surpass that of just a follower looking to earn the approval of their leader. When Gaston is gone, Stan would still be a bit conceited and over-confident, that’s just part of who he is. However, those things added to his other personality traits would make him quite a likeable person in my opinion

oh so i heard someone hated fat taako and i??? dont understand how anyone could hate taako any time ever no matter what he looks like???? also??????? he’s perhaps even more excellent fat

they-are-not-scared-of-love  asked:

hi! i strongly believe chiam is fake and that's baby is not liam's son but i'm dissapointed of people i usally follow bc at first it was so clear for them that chiam it was fake and a stunt but after yesterday "announcement" they have changed their minds, i don't know if ziam it's real and this is the same case as larry but i'm sure that baby is just cheryl's and this is another babygate

These people think that saying the baby is fake is an automatic endorsement to Ziam’s relationship. They don’t want that. Ziam can’t be in the same situation Larry are. In their minds, Ziam have pr relationships for commercial purposes, but the relationship with their respective beards is real, because they can’t be anything other than straight, male, macho, men. They prefer to believe that Liam agreed to this situation because he’s not A-list enough or net worth enough, so he needs a pr relationship to stay relevant in the media. Like???

So Cheryl, is the right choice for him to stay relevant to the media? Media = The Sun, The Mirror, The Daily Mail, the only media outlets that care about Cheryl. Where in the world is this a good deal? How a baby is a smart career move for a 23 year old starting his solo career? For them is okay to think Liam agreed with exploiting a child than believe he’s in the same situation Louis is. Just because the people behind the babygate 2.0 are handling better than the ones behind babygate 1.0, doesn’t mean it’s real.

But the reason why this is happening is just one: they don’t care. The disdain of these people towards Liam is what needs to be pointed out. It doesn’t affect them if this is Liam’s baby or not. So if Liam says in social media that it’s his baby, is fine for them.

It was not fine when happened to Louis though.

P.S: Chiam is fake, regardless of Zayn. And Zigi is fake, Regardless of Liam.

-imagine finn as a caregiver for an older disabled woman, named marta. she has a sharp sense of humor and she loves classic movies, especially ones that involve happy endings.

-one afternoon they go to the theatre to see beauty and the beast.

-it’s a weekday afternoon, so there are like 5 people in the whole theatre. they’re also super early, so they’re watching the pre-preview movie trivia and shouting out (outrageously and hilariously) wrong answers at the screen.

-a young woman enters the theatre and marta recognizes her at once. “nurse rey!” marta calls, happily. “come sit with me and my handsome young man!”

-rey lets out a startled laugh, but joins them. turns out she’s the nurse at marta’s allergy clinic, so they see each other every week.

-rey is sweet and kind to her patients, and marta adores her. (marta’s fond of finn, for the same reasons.)

-rey and finn introduce themselves and chat until the previews start. rey’s cute and easy to talk to, and finn likes her at once.

-after the movie, marta invites rey to join them for a late lunch, and she does. the three of them have a great time.

-idrk what else, but basically finn and rey bond over being medical professionals, and marta (not so subtly) plays matchmaker, and adorableness ensues.