this movie is such a good representation of my life

THE POWER RANGERS MOVIE WAS WEIRD AND CHEESY BUT IT HAD SOME OF THE BEST AUTISTIC REPRESENTATION I HAVE EVER SEEN IN ANY MEDIA ANYWHERE IN MY LIFE AND I AM REALLY HAPPY RIGHT NOW ABOUT THIS

BILLY CRANSTON IS SO IMPORTANT AND HE MEANS SO MUCH TO ME AND I AM SO HAPPY HE EXISTS

HE IS AUTISTIC AND HE IS A HERO AND HE IS THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE ENTIRE FILM

AND HE STIMS LIKE ME AND HE TALKED THE WAY I TALK SOMETIMES AND HE FELT SO REAL AND SO IMPORTANT

I HONESTLY BARELY EVEN DREAMED OF GETTING THIS

*GOOD*

AUTISTIC
REPRESENTATION
IN
A
MAJOR
GENRE
BLOCKBUSTER
MOVIE

We´re done with the story of the sweet teenager girl going on adventures and falling in love with a pretty guy disney, give me all the 18- kids going on adventures, give me kids from damn Africa and fucking East Asia, give me kids from Latino America, if you can give us a fucking game about a dinosaur then you better deliver great ass representation cus i´m not lowering my expectations anymore. Give me life or give me death disney, stay in your cage for other 10 years but gIVE US GOOD ASS MOVIE PLOTS WITH HEARTBREAKING SCENES AND RELATABLE CHARACTERS

anonymous asked:

Jess, do you know any good lgbtq+ movies you'd recommend? I'm trying to get the Gay more present in my life (:

(( OOC: I recently got around to watching Moonlight a couple months ago and I remember it being one of the most visually beautiful films I’ve ever watched. The storytelling was so nuanced and yet massively powerful, and the cinematography blew me away. I would highly, highly recommend it.

Personally I prefer watching films that have substantial LGBTQ+ representation without it being an entire story structured around the character’s sexuality. Unfortunately, there aren’t too many of those around. So if anyone has any recommendations, please leave your replies! ))

COCO WAS SPECTACULAR

THERE WERE SO MANY TWISTS AND TURNS, SUCH GOOD REPRESENTATION AS WELL

OH GOD I GOT ALL CHOKED UP THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE MOVIE

NOT JUST BECAUSE THE STORY WAS TOUCHING, BUT BECAUSE THE CHARACTERS, THE SCENERY, THE MUSIC WAS ALL SO BEAUTIFULLY MENDED TOGETHER AND IT JUST REMINDED ME OF WHY I LOVE FILM. THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO DO WITH MY LIFE. I AM SO MOVED AND INSPIRED HOLY FUCK I NEED TO WIPE THE TEARS FROM MY EYES I HAVENT SEEN A MOVIE THIS GOOD IN YEARS

THIS MEANS SO MUCH TO ME AND NOBODY I SAW IT WITH COULD POSSIBLY UNDERSTAND HOW GOOD MOVIES MAKE ME FEEL

JUST !! AHHHH !!!

I needed somewhere to vent positivity

GO SEE COCO!!

  • Book Katniss: This is my dad's old hunting jacket.
  • Movie Katniss: This the figure-flattering jacket I just bought from D12's local H&M.
  • Book Katniss: I bundle my braid up under a cap when I go hunting.
  • Movie Katniss: I keep my braid out so people can tell I'm a girl.
  • Book Katniss: My dad had black hair and olive skin. I too have those features. As do Gale, Haymitch, and everyone else in the Seam besides my mom and Prim.
  • Movie Katniss: Gale and I both have fair skin and medium-brown hair. Haymitch is blonde.
  • Book Katniss: I'm so dehydrated right now that I can hardly pee and what I do produce is brown.
  • Movie Katniss: We're not going to address the health effects of arena conditions or the fact that I'm a human who urinates.
  • Book Katniss: Sometimes I notice Peeta staring at me and then looking away really fast. What's up with that? Kid's weird.
  • Movie Katniss: Peeta followed me home from school every day... How romantic.
  • Book Katniss: I'm very skinny, so I'm afraid that all the other tributes who've always had enough to eat will be far stronger than me. And not skinny in a hot way; like I have literally been on the brink of starvation my entire life. Capitol designers want to surgically augment my breasts so I look better on tv.
  • Movie Katniss: I'm skinny in a hot way. I'm curvy, so yeah my waist is small but I've got boobs and a butt. No one would say I require a boob job to look good.

anonymous asked:

what are some good shows/movies of the actors/actresses i can watch??

please keep in mind that i have only watched a few of these! a (*) means i super recommend it! :-)) I’ve linked the trailers to each of the movies/shows below, if I was able to find a trailer! All of these are pretty easy to find online to stream. *I only included movies where they have a more prominent role, and are more recent and easily accessible. 

  • CHASKE SPENCER/SAM ULEY:
    - Winter in the Blood (BONUS: Julia Jones is his co-star in this!)
       I haven’t watched this personally, but according to a friend of mine, it’s pretty good! (2013)
  • BRONSON PELLETIER/JARED CAMERON: 
    - Fishing Naked* (BONUS: Tinsel Korey is his co-star in this!)  
       This is a comedic movie! All about this guy named David and his friends pulling pranks to scare off fishing tourists and media. (2015)
  • ALEX MERAZ/PAUL LAHOTE: 
    - Never Back Down 2 
      This is also a pretty good movie. Alex plays this guy called Zach Gold and he joins this underground fighting ring to prove something to himself. If you want to see him dancing, shirtless, and fighting in a ring, this is the movie for you! ;;))) (2011)
    - Mine Games 
      I haven’t watched this personally, but another friend who likes the wolf pack said she really likes this movie! It’s a horror movie, and that’s all I really know about it! (2012)
    - SUICIDE SQUAD: COMING OUT AUGUST 2016
      HOLY FUCK.. I’M SO PROUD OF ALEX FOR LANDING A ROLE IN THIS EVEN IF IT’S SORTA SMOL!! As much as we can see in the trailer, he plays a soldier that accompanies Harley Quinn when she ventures off to do her thing! (You can see Alex in the background of the scene where Harley Quinn is talking about the voices to the soldiers, and the last scene where Harley Quinn breaks the glass of a shop display to grab a purse! He’s also in one frame of the trailer fist-bumping Scott Eastwood! ((listen 2 me that scene slayed my fucking life i was dead i was like yas alex slay me bitch)) He’s sporting a pretty gnarly beard and moustache, so he might be a little hard to spot. Nothing a quick rewind and pause can’t find, though!) I’m so fucking hyped for this movie y’all don’t even know omg… He was also rumored to play a Jason Todd/Robin or smth,, and his role is pretty ambiguous/no-one gives a shit ab his role so who knows?? Maybe his character sneaks up on ya in the film! 
  • KIOWA GORDON/EMBRY CALL: 
    - the Red Road* (BONUS: Jason Momoa is the main character!)
      This is such a good TV show. It fucks with your mind and Kiowa is pretty bad-ass in this. Here’s a link to an interview about the show where he mentions the Twilight cast and the wolf-pack! :-)) It’s available to watch on Netflix!
      Kiowa plays this kid named Junior who lives on a reservation. This show is AWESOME. It really just reveals what reservation life is, touches on police brutality and power manipulation, racism, etc.. I really recommend you to watch it if you enjoy crime/mystery shows! (2014-2015) 
    - the Lesser Blessed 
      I haven’t personally seen this, but again, a friend watched it and she really enjoyed it! It’s based off a book, I believe. Kiowa really seems to like playing more angsty roles. (2012)
    - Wind Walkers
      This looks like an interesting movie that I haven’t gotten around to watching! I’ve been meaning to. It’s apparently a horror film about Native American monsters. (sorry if I worded that wrong!) (2015)
  • TYSON HOUSEMAN/QUIL ATEARA V:
    - Feed the Devil 
      I wasn’t able to find a stream for this movie, unfortunately. I don’t know much about it, either, so watch the trailer!! (2014)
  • JULIA JONES/LEAH CLEARWATER: 
    - The Ridiculous Six: (BONUS: Taylor Lautner is a main star in this!) 
      This is a comedic movie that stars Adam Sandler and other pretty big names. This was fun to watch! However, the movie has stirred up some controversy over the representation of Native Americans. It’s up to you to watch. It’s available to stream on Netflix. When watching the movie, I think you’ll be able to see why many people argue that it’s controversial– again, up to you to watch. (2015)
    - Longmire: 

      She is a recurring, guest star on this TV show. 
    - She has quite a few upcoming projects to watch out for as well!
  • BOOBOO STEWART/SETH CLEARWATER:
    - Descendants:
      This is a popular original Disney Channel movie that came out last year! Booboo is a main star, and plays the character “Jay”, son of Jafar. Keep in mind that this is a Disney movie, and it probably won’t appeal to older audiences. I personally didn’t like it just because it was very cliche, but that isn’t to say that the film isn’t good! It’s just not my taste. (2015)
    - White Frog:*
      Can I just say: Booboo’s performance in this is INCREDIBLE. He plays a boy with Asperger’s Syndrome, who struggles with his social and personal life after his older brother passes away. There are some awesome stars in this like Gregg Sulkin, and Tyler Posey. This is a wonderful movie to watch with a lovely moral and awesome POC and LGBTQ representation! (2012)
    - X-Men: Days of Future Past: 
      Booboo has a small role in this film as a superhero called “Warpath”.
    - Honestly, this kid has so many movies and projects to his name, so trust me, you’ll be able to keep up with him. (2014)
  • TINSEL KOREY/EMILY YOUNG:
    -  Fishing Naked: 
      see above in Bronson Pelletier’s section! (2015)
  • TANAYA BEATTY/RACHEL BLACK: 
     - Arctic Air:
     
    This is an old Canadian TV series that I believe got cancelled? Anyways, it’s not a bad TV show, and all the full episodes are available on the CBC website, which will be linked HERE. It’s about an airplane hangar facility, and it’s got some interesting drama surrounding it. I think Tanaya is pretty good in this, and is a central character, especially in later seasons! If you ever need screencaps of her, this is the place you want to go. (2012-2014)
    - Words and Pictures: 
      This is an old rom-com movie. Tanaya, based on the trailer, seems to be a central student in the movie– which I haven’t seen! 
    - the Night Shift: (premiering June 1st, 2016) 
      This is a Canadian medical drama TV series! Tanaya will be playing a central doctor in pretty much every episode. I’m super excited because I love medical dramas and it’s coming out really soon!! :’’) 
    - Tanaya has guest-starred on the hit TV show, “the 100″ as Mel, in the episodes “Many Happy Returns” and “Human Trials”. She’s also appeared frequently in the TV shows “Continuum” and “True Justice”. 
    - Tanaya has quite a few projects that will be coming out in the next few years! She will be a main character in a short film called “The Hunt”, which is currently in pre-production starring Matt Daddario (mega heart eye emoji omg), and is also portraying Sacagawea, a national icon and hero Lemhi Shoshone woman who was a vital guide to the Lewis and Clark expedition, in an upcoming TV mini-series currently in post-production. 

**Please keep in mind that most of these movies are low-budget, or indie movies. Don’t expect brilliant, Oscar-worthy pieces of art– and take the projects for what they are. If you don’t like them, don’t leave nasty reviews and discredit all these incredibly hard-working individuals’ efforts and talents. If you’re thinking: “Why do many of these actors mainly have small, indie roles in lower-end productions?”, remember that it’s all a part of a bigger problem surrounding Native American talent and content.  Be reasonable y’all, and respect all the hard work put into the performances, production, and years of effort it took to get these actors and actresses to where they are today. 

**Also keep in mind that these are all based off what I could find on the Internet! Some of this info may be outdated, or wrong, but it’s unlikely it is. HAPPY WATCHING!

***EDIT: for Alex Meraz, if u can handle a sad story, pls watch his episode of “New Worlds”!!! It’s super easy to find on YouTube (literally just search “New Worlds Alex Meraz”) and it should be there in pretty good quality!!! I just reblogged an old ask where I link the episode!!!

anonymous asked:

THE FACT THAT MY COUNTRYMEN WANT TO FUCK PIE IS VERY VERY DISTURBING TO ME I THINK I NEED TO GO LIE DOWN HAVE A GOOD DAY

I MEAN LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE

CHERRY PIE BY WARRANT

MISS AMERICAN PIE BY DON MCLEAN

THE ‘MISS AMERICAN PIE’ HE SINGS OF IS THE WHOLE SONG’S SYMBOLIC REPRESENTATION OF LIFE BEING GOOD AND SOCIETY AS A WHOLE BEING CONTENT

AND LET’S NOT FORGET THIS FUCKING RIDICULOUS PIECE OF CINEMA THAT SOMEHOW BECAME A CULTURAL MILESTONE, WON 9 AWARDS AND GOT THREE MORE MOVIES

THREE

THREE MORE MOVIES ABOUT FUCKING PIE

AMERICA, AS A NATION, WANTS TO FUCK PIE

anonymous asked:

Have you watched doukyuusei? That is one really good movie, and the manga is also lovely. It is probably the only proper LGBT story in anime except viktuuri (though it's a movie).

There are multiple proper lesbian stories in anime though, imo. So saying LGBT is, I think very incorrect.  There are great shows like Utena, Yuri Kuma Arashi, Sailor Moon, Bodacious Space Pirates, Psycho Pass, Madoka Magica, and though I haven’t watched it I’ve heard Sweet Blue Flowers is really good. A couple of those are only side pairings, but a lot the f/f pairing is the main plot.

If you want a story about adult lesbians though, the only one of those that feature them is Psycho Pass, and it’s side cast.   

I admit that with m/m pairings it’s a lot bleaker though. There’s series like Neon Genesis Evangelion and Cardcaptor Sakura that have legit M/M couples even though they’re not the focus. There’s Samurai Flamenco, which I am aware of the director interview of cringe but well… the show is good, and yeah, gay. 

And I think that if you want a good story with transgender characters, there’s Tokyo Godfathers, and I’ve also heard Wandering Son is good. I haven’t watched it though. 

Gatchaman Crowds has gay and gender non-conforming characters and frankly not a lick of heterosexuality despite the ‘obvious’ looking set up for it at the beginning (it never happens). 

There’s also some decent manga. Right now a lot of people are talking about My Brother’s Husband, which I haven’t had a chance to read, but it’s by a gay Japanese man and it’s supposedly excellent. The first volume has just been released in the US. 

It doesn’t feature a couple per se, but the autobiographical manga My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness was just released here, and I’ve been meaning to read it, as it is supposedly fantastic and hilarious and great.

You’ve probably seen the PV for Asagao to Kase-san, the really cute yuri anime that’s been going around that they want to make a full series for. They’ve started releasing the manga in the US as of a few months ago, if you want to read it. Hopefully they’ll make the anime!

I’ve heard Doukyuuusei is good though. I’ve been meaning to check it out. Slice of life isn’t super my thing, but since it’s just a movie and not a full length tv show, it might hold my attention. 

(Anyway when I searched ‘good lgbt anime’ the google scroll at the top had Gravitation, Winter Cicada, and The Tyrant Falls in Love– all of which are basically bad shounen-ai titles? Uhh. It also had Ouran which like as popular as it is, shouldn’t be there. There was Maria-sama ga Miteru, which is class S bait, not really representation? Anyway, not good google. ) 

Boycott the look-alike Miraculous Ladybug idea

 Usually things like this don’t bother me, but please listen to how wrong this is. 

So recently I’ve been seeing this advertisement:

If you do see this, please take note that what they are doing is wrong because it is not just a look alike contest, it also talks about getting a live action movie/series and casting it completely wrong.

They complete ignore the ethnic diversity that is in the show and whoever wrote this article does not understand their own ignorance and disregard for other cultures.

If you don’t believe me just read what they have to say about Alya and Nino:

They don’t look similar to the characters and not only that, they chose the look alikes because they are popular and only need to alter one aspect of themselves like red tip-dye and and red hat. According to Hawkdaddy Alya’s last name is Césaire, which implies she is of Haitian or Martinique descent, and considering they are an ethnic group that doesn’t get much representation in media, it is important. Haitians and people from Martinique have a vast and rich culture that isn’t really explored in media and its important to show diversity to allow kids to be less ignorant and more understanding of different cultures.

But personally, the most offensive thing of all was Marinette’s lookalike:

Did you see that? They ignored Marinette’s mixed background of Chinese and French in favor of a girl who just has blue eyes and can put a little hair dye or a wig ands fix that right up. 

Saying that just making her hair black will make her fit the category of a Chinese-French girl infuriates me so much. Why? Because you can’t fit an actress or actor into a role because they can sing/look good. If you have a character that represents a mixed culture, you should cast someone that properly represents them to display a sense of understanding of different cultures coming together and working along side one another. Not just settle for famous actors popular in today’s time. Its a good thing that we have Marinette, Alya, and Nino in the show so that way kids who have similar backgrounds can look up to them. Growing up, I wondered why I barely got to see any Asians, specifically people of my culture not be shown in media. Many Asians feel like they are stereotyped in today’s social media and have no representation in movies/television shows, and its not right to ignore them in favor of someone famous. We have to let diversified cultures into our life because we should treat them as a culture, not a costume. Especially with something as important as casting.

Would it be okay to cast a non-Chinese actor to play as the live action character of Jake Long from American Dragon: Jake Long? Would it be okay to cast people with no Latino background to play as Maya or Miguel? Or is it okay to give a blonde woman dreads or curly hair and a tan to say she can act as an African American woman? No. 

Now take into consideration that cosplaying someone of a different culture is fine and you are allowed to have fun with whoever you want to be, but please don’t think it is ok to ignore ethnicities in favor of what is popular.

Please, if we ever get the chance to have a live action movie or series of Miraculous Ladybug, don’t ignore the ethnic backgrounds of characters. I’m not saying Alya, Nino, or Marinette represent their cultures as a whole, but I am saying that we need to allow diversity in casting and on social media so we don’t end up as ignorant as the person who wrote this article.

My library is part of a network, which is allowing us to order books from a center for a limited time. I tried to find some books about autism and guess what ?

Most of them are books written by Neurotypicals siblings/parents of an autistic person, and/or with an audience of Neurotypicals readers in mind.

I counted only two books written by an autistic person and two books with an autistic character who is not a side character and tells their own stories.

There was even one book who wasn’t at all about autism, but about someone “who watches his neighbours getting more and more isolated, developping some kind of autism barrier towards the world around them”. What the fuck ?

[gif of a white man, singing loudly to another white man “The wooorst” while invading his personal space.]

Sometimes, I feel like I’m tilting at windmills.

For one good representation I can bring to my library, there are at least two bad ones that counter it (for example, my colleagues recently bought a graphic novel about a father who won‘t “let his son’s autism to get in the way” and basically submit him to something similar to ABA therapy during his entire life. They also bought a book whose headline is “Warning : autistic kid inside !” so… yeah.).

And I can only act at such a tiny scale : how many people will read these books, watch these movies and have this false, harmful representation of autism ? How many of them will think that autism is caused by vaccines, that an autistic person HAS to make eye contact or that stimming is a bad thing ?

As long as autistic people will be walked all over NTs who think they know autism better than we do, we can’t properly challenge this world’s twisted views. I’ll keep doing what I can, at my tiny scale. I wish I could do more, though…

anonymous asked:

I'm trying to find more nonbinary representation to bring into my life. Which is hard for how under represented we are. Do you know of any movies, comics, books, documentaries, tv series, youtube channels, blogs, etc. that would be good to look into?

This is a list compiled by a mod bread who no longer is a mod here. Bread was in the process of finding various links for a master post of nonbinary representation. We’ll probably continue adding to this list so feel free to send any links or info you have for us to make this more comprehensive. -Bion 

The Nonbinary Books Project

“Dedicated to taking free books (ones whose patents are up) and using all non-binary pronouns for the characters.” Xe is currently working on The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes but there are also 4 others underway

http://genderqueeries.tumblr.com/characters

http://www.yalsa.ala.org/yals/trans-titles-for-young-adults-summer-2013/

http://queermediarepresentation.tumblr.com/post/94090773632/hello-i-was-wondering-if-you-had-any-recs-for

http://weneeddiversebooks.tumblr.com/post/84803999317/next-time-i-go-to-a-bookshop-im-bringing-a-list

http://nonbinary.org/wiki/Fictional_depictions_of_nonbinary_gender#Books_and_other_literature

neil gaiman’s the sandman

http://eths-skin.tumblr.com/

http://gqutie-blog.tumblr.com/post/104271534009/qmjourney-people-have-been-cool-enough-to

http://queerbookclub.tumblr.com

http://readvitality.com

http://archiveofourown.org/collections/trans_characters

http://bitchmagazine.org/post/the-five-best-genderqueer-characters-in-comics

Carmilla (webseries)

“LaF is canonically non-binary in the series, however the character has not had the chance to have the important conversation about preferred pronouns with the rest of the gang yet.” (x)

Pantomime by Micah Grey (book)

Adam by Ariel Schrag (book)

Everyday by David Levithan (book)

Brooklyn, Burning by Steve Brezenoff (book)

Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark (book)

Cycler by Lauren McLaughlin (book)

A + e 4ever by Ilike Merey (graphic novel)

Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin (book)

Tagged by @lilbluestem

name: Lindsay 

star sign: Leo

height: 5′10

Put your music on shuffle. what are the first six songs that popped up?

  • Best Day of My Life - American Authors
  • Any Way You Want It - Journey
  • Photograph - Nickelback
  • Wasting All These Tears - Cassadee Pope
  • See You Again - Carrie Underwood
  • This is Home - Switchfoot

Wow I haven’t listened to these songs in a while, but it’s a good representation of the diversity of music I like? Bonus since none of the songs from movie soundtracks showed up in the first six despite the fact that they comprise 109/700 songs in my library: “The Family That Strays Together” from the Jurassic World soundtrack was number 8 (right after Come Sail Away by Styx)

Grab the book nearsest to you and turn to page 23. What’s line 17?

“And in this annual barter of food for light, and winter warmth for summer solitude…” (From “Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There” by Aldo Leopold)

Ever had a poem or song written about you?: Not that I can remember!

When was the last time you played air guitar: I dunno sometime this past year though lmao

Who is your celebrity crush: Uhhhhhh idk to be honest, maybe Chris Pratt literally just because I’ve been watching the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer on repeat andI cannot WAIT, or maybe John Boyega because I can’t wait to see him in The Last Jedi and Pacific Rim: Uprising

What’s a sound you hate? how about love? I HATE the sound of other people chewing, yuck.  But I love the sound of rain (as long as im not standing IN the rain)

Do you drive? If so, have you ever crashed? I do drive, and I came SUPER CLOSE to crashing when I was learning and I’ve had a few people cut me off where if I hadn’t already been breaking anyway I might’ve crashed but, nope, so far I’ve been okay!

Last book you read: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

Do you like the smell of petrol: not…particularly….

What was the last movie you saw: THOR RAGNAROK!

What’s the worst injury you’ve ever had? OKAy so I don’t get injured very easily apparently. The worst injury I can remember was in 2nd grade I fell off the monkey bars because they were icy but i was a daring child, and there was ice coating the woodchips on the ground, and I just landed in a way that I scraped a bunch of the skin off my knee and it hurt like a motherfucker, but I didn’t need the hospital or anything I literally just went and got bandaged up at the nurse’s office and I was fine like a week later.

Do you have any obsessions right now?: YES of course I ALWAYS have obsessions. Right now I’m still loving Pokemon and Pokemon Go (generation 3 was just released!), and I am continuously rewatching the trailers for Infinity War, Pacific Rim Uprising, and Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom because I need them now

Do you tend to hold grudges against anyone who’s done you wrong?: Kinda…yeah……

In a relationship?: Nope, and I don’t really plan on being in one

I tag: uhhhhh @narwhalsarefalling @fire-fira @chloebell1152 @dannyphantogram anyone else who wants to do it and you dont have to do this if you dont want to!

idk what it is but movies where I can see myself actually represented, sure they make me really happy that they exist and I can relate to them but after i’ve finished the movie i end up feeling really sad? like i loved thelma but idk it just reminds me of my own loneliness and i know life isnt like the movies but sometimes i wish it was. idk representation is good don’t get me wrong i just always end up feeling happy at first and then depressed and kind of disillusioned if that makes sense.