why aren't they in more things

ffxiv classes be like (4.0 edition)
  • paladin: wait, i have job mechanics now?
  • warrior: six fell cleaves isn't enough give me MORE
  • dark knight: wait, you mean i'm not playing paladin?
  • dragoon: wait wasn't the entire goal of the last expansion to prevent people from doing what i just did
  • monk: oh my god...i'm *viable*
  • ninja: what the FUCK am i doing
  • samurai: you mean i'm NOT supposed to read each skill name out in an anime voice whenever i use them?
  • black mage: enochian? you mean that old thing?
  • summoner: aetherflow, aethertrail, dreadwyrm aether, IS THERE ANY OTHER AETHER I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
  • red mage: Hmph. These imbeciles aren't worth my time.
  • bard: WHY IS EVERYTHING DIFFERENT
  • machinist: wait people play machinist?
  • white mage: HOW YA LIKE ME NOW BITCHES
  • scholar: this is like 10 times more confusing than it already was
  • astrologian: we have two more cards but i still only get spire

anonymous asked:

I don't mean any offense by this I'm just a little confused as to why you would charge people money to view your posts attempting to educate people about diversity? I'm just confused as to why you aren't just educating for free where more people can get this information?

How dare anyone ask for compensation for their time and expertise?

  • Why isnt university free in all countries? 
  • Why do authors charge for writing conferences and writing work shops?

The answer is simple: people deserve compensation for their expertise. Tirelessly saying the same things over and over again takes an emotional toll on people. Ive been educating for free on my blog for years and I get death threats over it.

I dont owe you or anyone really to be constantly talking about homophobia, racism, and ableism. It takes a toll on my physical and emotional health. I hate talking about it. But I also know that people benefit from my knowledge.

Do you know how much time I put into my blog and social media? Its a full time job with no compensation. I wont be able to afford to blog any longer very soon, at all. I cant physically work because of an illness thats killing me.

Beyond that, my patreon is a way to provide in-depth specific advice for everyone while also valuing my time in a safe environment. Nobody is forcing you to support me. Supporting and tipping creators for their content has been a thing for centuries.

You deserve more of their attention than their phone does.
You deserve quality time, not just time.
You deserve effort, not just routines.
You deserve to be treated as if you are a priority, not the last thing on their checklist.
You are special and you deserve to be the only option.
If that is too much to ask, you are asking it from the wrong person.
— 

Pierre Alex Jeanty

More work from Pierre Alex Jeanty
Some things I want to see happen in Wizard101
  • Sitting and laying animations.
  • More humane animations in general.
  • The ability to change our characters expression and not have it permanently implanted onto our character (FOR THE LOVE OF GOD I WANT TO REMOVE THAT MURDEROUS SMILE ON MY CHARACTER)
  • The ability to change our hairstyle and hair color. We’re WIZARDS for pete sake, why not just use some magic to change our hair or even our skin color?
  • A bit more diversity between our characters (More hair choices, more freedom with eye color, possibly even height changes or birthmarks.)
  • Possible graphic upgrades. People normally get turned away from the game due to Wizard101 looking like a Nintendo 64 game in 2017 and that just kinda makes me sad because it is a great game.

Most of these are just things I’ve came up with right now, but feel free to add onto the list!

My opinion of the moon signs
  • Aries: bro u get me. We both cry at least 28 times a day and lowkey hate having feelings. We can't stand showing people that we are actually big babies and we are too defensive but at LEAST WE GET EACH OTHER.
  • Taurus: ur always centered and calm and a lil bab but if you tell me I'm the only person you've told about something (that you've told everyone) one MORE TIME IM GOING TO SNAP.
  • Gemini: yes, I believe in aliens. No I don't think bigfoot has a vendetta against you. I don't get why you just told me your life story but your mother seems like a nice lady.
  • Cancer: you make me feel like a shitty person because I don't like feelings or being empathetic or putting effort towards other people. IT'S WHATEVER THO.
  • Leo: I see right thru you. I'm a Leo. I know why you are doing that. The Validations™. I know. It's me on the daily. You're doing good tho.
  • Virgo: IF YOU DO NOT CALM DOWN RIGHT NOW. They don't care that you said "you too" when they said "have a good meal". EVERY ONE DOES THAT. DONT WORRY ABOUT IT.
  • Libra: so hot. hot damg. Doesn't know how to pick movies or if they want a bottle or a can. Over compromising champion of the masses. Too nice to be mean to which is hard on me because I'm mean to those I love.
  • Scorpio: what you think you are- murder death fear me am evil. What u actually are- smol bean and afraid to be hurt again, does the same things that you did before that got u hurt in the first place though??
  • Sagittarius: NICE MAKING PLANS. #cancelled. ALWAYS. Also. Nice use of sarcasm to hide ur feels. JK IF YOU MAKE ONE MORE SARCASTIC REMARK ILL YELL. I'm already yelling tho...
  • Capricorn: emotional lil bab. Stop beating yourself up. Its okay to feel things and its okay to admit that you aren't having a good day. BUT IF YOU SASS ME ONE MORE TIME.
  • Aquarius: IF YOU DISTANCE URSELF ANYMORE YOULL BE ENTIRELY IN SPACE. I admire the fact that you can go a whole 24 hours (three years?!??) without crying. I can't achieve that but I have aspirations.
  • Pisces: S T R E S S. M E. O U T. if you do not like the choice. Why did you make it. You are the controller of ur own destiny. Ily but wyd.
Altean! Lance with a twist (part 2)

Omg!!!! I was expecting so many notes of the first part, and now that post is almost to 1,000 notes!!!!!!!! So I gotta give you guys part 2 as a thank you! I hope you enjoy!

So when Lance and the team find Allura and Coran, it’s definitely a surprise to Lance, who didn’t even know that his people had a monarchy, or that his mother helped in destroying their home world and with it, the Alteans. He never really thought about how different his mother and he were from the Galra, he never thought about what might have happened to his people, or why he and his mothers were the only ones he ever saw. But he’s definitely thinking about all that stuff now, trying to figure out so much about it all.

They don’t really have time to talk much as they have to protect the planet they are on from Sendak, who thankfully doesn’t recognize Lance (at first >:)). So the team goes out and gets the other lions and defeating Sendak, pretty much following the plot of episode one. Lance thinks that it will be really easy to hide himself from the others.

That is, until they start training together as a team to try and figure out how to form voltron. It was hard for him to hold back when it came to the gladiator, since he has fought many of these since he was a child. And the fact that it’s only he first level makes it even harder. I mean come on, it’s he beginning level and the others are getting their butts whooped, Lance is trying to make it look like he’s just as bad as the others without actually lowering himself that much. He ends up taking a hit for Shiro and gets thrown across the room.

And when they tried to do the mind meld thing, Lance was just blocking everyone left and right. Not wanting anyone to even catch a glimpse of his real family, he thinks about the ones who adopted him, and his drive to protect them, but besides that, he didn’t let anyone into his head hole. He was really glad that Pidge was the one that stopped that training tactic, not wanting to make it obvious that he was holding back. But he’s sure he gets a couple of curious looks from Shiro and Hunk.

After that, he excludes himself from team bonding, especially when it came to the mind melding device. Whenever anyone would talk about their families, Lance would barely participate in it. He would hide away in his room whenever he wasn’t needed, and if he found himself alone in the same room as Allura or Coran, he would make some part of excuse to leave. It definitely raised red flags for everyone. They just couldn’t understand why Lance is holding back.

Then the attack on the castle of lions happens, and Lance saves Coran from the explosion, getting himself seriously hurt as well, so much so that he slips and reveals some of himself to Coran, before his instinctive reflexes makes him revert back to human. Coran didn’t see his full true form, but he knows for a fact that Lance is Altean, and from the looks of it a very battered one. So pretty much Coran and Hunk go to get the crystal, Allura and Keith go to the arusian village, and Pidge and Shiro stay back in the castle to keep an eye on Lance, who is stuck in a perpetual nightmare state where his mother and Zarkon found out about his treachery and hurt his human family as a way of punishment.

Of course Sendak find them and now that he can get a closer look, he can see that it’s Haggar’s son in disguise. He calls out about how he’s a traitor to the empire and how Haggar would be “so glad” to have him come back home. Shiro thinks that he’s talking to him, not to Lance, and adamantly fights to keep Sendak from breaching the castle. Sendak does take over the castle and is very cautious about both Shiro and Lance, as he has seen how Shiro fought in the arena, and Lance’s tactical and fighting skills are rumored about all through out the empire. He knows better than to leave those two unguarded, even if they are both unconscious.

But if course, the calvary arrives and beats Sendak and regains control of the castle. (Hurray!) they put Lance in a pod and wait for him to heal. This is when the others find out that lance is actually Altean, not human. Everyone are trying to figure out how that is possible, asking themselves how Lance got to Earth, and how he survived the destruction of Altea. Coran is not freaking out as much as the others, having guessed that Lance was hiding something about his true origins, but the fact that he’s a full blood Altean is still freaking amazing!

When Lance gets out of the pod, he is bombarded with questions from the team (mostly Pidge and Hunk); how did he survive the destruction of Altea? How did he survive for over 10,000 years? How he got to Earth? Why didn’t he tell them sooner? How old is he really? Why didn’t he tell Allura or Coran sooner?

It all just becomes to much to fast and Lance resorts to using old tactics that his mother taught him to avoid being interrogated. He just completely shuts down, falling to the floor and having a distant look in his eyes like he isn’t there to begin with. Shiro thankfully catches on to what’s happening and shoots down any more questions, and helps Lance come out of that state, telling him it’s a ok and that he doesn’t have to answer any questions if he doesn’t want to. Slowly, lance comes back to himself, really drained from the healing pod and the total lock down he put himself through, so everyone backs off with their questions and lets Lance get some food and some sleep. Hoping to get some answers later.

Later that day, Lance comes out of his room and walks into the lounge to find everyone else already there. He knows that he’s got some explaining to do, but how much do they know? He doesn’t answer all of their questions, either because it could reveal his real origins or because he just isn’t comfortable answering them. And the others, having learned from last time, take the answers they can get and don’t push when Lance refuses to answer one. Thy of course do try and get him to show his true form, but he is very against that idea, not wanting to freak them out (shiro especially, since Lance knows that his mother had some ax ice part in Shiro’s arm. He knows his mothers work anywhere) and because he just isn’t ready to face himself yet. He isn’t ready to face who he use to be and the pain he’s caused to so many species. He doesn’t want to see his mother’s face when he looks in the mirror. He just can’t.

(Skipping ahead, if you guys got any questions about it, just send me an ask)

So fast forward to when the team had to go and save Allura, by now, Lance is still pretty pensive about revealing himself, but he’s letting a few things slide, like his ears or his height, or his eyes (which aren’t like a Haggar’s). And the team go and start fighting Zarkon’s forces, and Lance isn’t holding back one bit, destroying battle ships and battalions left and right, kinda of scaring the others because “when did Lance get so good at this?! Wtf?!” But Zarkon recognizes the flying style. He knows who is flying the blue lion and destroying his troops. But he could care less, it’s not his problem anyways, it’s Haggar’s boy, she’ll handle it. Zarkon takes control of the Black Lion for a bit, long enough to eject Shiro out of her and left floating through space. Shiro does sneak in to try and find Allura.

Lance, not wanting to take any chances with either Shiro or Allura getting hurt by his mother, Lance rams his lIon’s head into the base, right where Allura is being held. He helps her escape and immediately starts to make his way to where he’s positive Shiro is, Allura following along to make sure all three of them get out ok.

they find Shiro in the middle of a fight against Haggar, and as soon as they run in, Lance jumps into the fight and gets Shiro away from her, back to where Allura is. Haggar sees Lance and immediately knows that it’s her son, and she immediately goes on about how he did so well, and how he is allowed to come back now that he has the Blue Lion, much to Allura’s and Shiro’s confusion. Lance of course refuses to hand over the lion, and Haggar takes a strike at Lance, who struggles to counter it with his own magic But for him to do that level of Druid magic, he has to reveal his true form.

Completely.

But he isn’t focusing on that at the moment. He’s focusing on making sure his friends; his teammates are able to escape safely. But their more focused on the fact that Lance looks just like Haggar. She yells at him to stop being an insolent child and concede, and that she might just make his punishment less painful. But Lance refuses again, much more confident than before, telling her that he doesn’t take orders from her anymore, that he isn’t some puppet for her to command. He yells out how he doesn’t care that she’s his mother, that he will fight until the empire is gone!

Lance expects for her to be furious, to go berserk and fry them all to a crisp, to tell or scream about how he betrayed her and the empire. Instead she merely scoffs at him, looking at him as she always had; a look that Lance once though was her way of showing him that she loved him, or was proud of him. But he knows the real message behind it now, he kind of always had, but refused to believe it. It’s the look of disappointment. She says “it seems that you didn’t just get your father’s eyes. You got his cowardice and weakness as well.” And with that she strikes him, injuring Lance I much the same way as she did Shiro. But Lance was able to create a flash, making his and his teammates escape possible.

They all return to their lions and head back into the castle, but are unable to create a wormhole, Lance is trying hard to stay awake, but with the quintessential drain from using such high level Druid magic and the injury his mother gave him, he’s fading in and out of it.

one minute they’re in the castle trying to figure out why they can’t create a worm hole.

and the next thing Lance is sure of is him and his Lion being pulled out of the castle with the violence of a corrupted wormhole.

and then. Nothing.

ok that’s all I got right now, and if any of you guys have questions, feel free to send them my why and I’ll get to the as soon as I can!

Coming out to a coworker
  • (Note, he's been doing this for ages. My responses have ranges from "get back to work" to "okay", both in monotones.)
  • Him: Look at the ass on that lady with burgundy pants!
  • Me: Why on earth would I care?
  • Him: Don't you wanna look?
  • Me: Well, all things considered, no.
  • Him: Wait, you aren't....are you....h-o-m-o? (yes, he did spell it out)
  • Me: Not at all.
  • Him: So you like....both?
  • Me: Again, no. (decided to skip the lesson on more than two genders existing)
  • Him: So you like neither?
  • Me: Yup, it's called asexuality. I lack sexual attraction.
  • Him: So you don't give a fuck?
  • Me: Quite literally.
Spideypool Proposal
  • Wade Wilson: [goes down on one knee, and presents the finest of candy ring pops] Peter, will you marry me?
  • Peter Parker: Aren't rings supposed to be like 10% of your salary?
  • Wade Wilson: I stopped killing people with your help, so I am officially out of the mercenary business. In fact, I don't even have this month's rent.
  • Peter Parker: [starts tearing up] We're both so poor.
  • Wade Wilson: Are you okay?
  • Peter Parker: I'm just a little upset.
  • Wade Wilson: [stands up] Why??? Did I do something wrong? If you need more time, that's okay!!! I'm sorry for rushing things.
  • Peter Parker: No, it's just-- [gets down on one knee] You beat me to the proposal. [presents a plastic Spider-Man ring]
  • Wade Wilson: [gingerly takes ring and puts it on his pinky since that's the only finger that it barely fits] You've made me the happiest man alive, I'll keep this until it breaks! Which might not be too long because I will probably lose my hand during a fight or some shit. [pulls him into a hug]
  • Peter Parker: [smiles] Don't worry, I have more. [pulls out a whole bag]
  • And I'm sorry, but I'll probably eat yours when the ramen supply runs out.
  • Wade Wilson: You have a problem. But I got you covered, babe. [pulls out bag of ring pops] And they're all red.
  • Peter Parker: [smiles] I love you. [pulls him into a kiss]
Vague Horoscopes for May 6th and 7th, 2017
  • (Moon is in Libra from early afternoon Saturday on, so I'm just lumping it into one post).
  • Aries: Our self worth is on our mind today. But, do others see you how you see yourself? How you want them to?
  • Taurus: Conflicts have begun to did down, so making a choice on what to do about it, and the person who caused it, is clear today.
  • Gemini: You're putting forth motions that seem rather impractical, today. Remember the binds of your own flesh, and those you care about. Otherwise, backlash is imminent.
  • Cancer: The "family" - both blood and not - could be full of drama today. At this moment, escape and solitude may be your best option.
  • Leo: Be sure to incorporate what you've learned from the last Mercury and Venus Retrograde. It'll be a blessing in hard times.
  • Virgo: Secrets may be revealed today, Virgo. Remember: In all lies, lies a truth.
  • Libra: The solitude you have put yourself in is doing you many favors. Do not worry about significant others, they understand. If they don't -- today is a good day to explain so they will.
  • Scorpio: Sex -- Refrain from turning your fantasies into realities. It doesn't bode well for you, or your partner.
  • Sagittarius: Something has been put into action, but you aren't quite sure if now is the right time. One would suggest to wait, or end it completely, especially if you feel it conflicts with your morality.
  • Capricorn: Your ideas are coming off as more idealistic than usual, Capricorn. Be wary of what you start, and why.
  • Aquarius: Having "family" - blood or not - trouble? Today may be a good day to lay low. Who knows... maybe they'll miss you. Or realize they need you.
  • Pisces: Your friends and family gather to support you, Pisces! Things are looking up!

anonymous asked:

What if aliens are even more confused about bicycles than we are? Like, we aren't entirely sure how they work but we just kind of brush that aside and use them anyways, while aliens are running around panicking b/c "holy crap humans are using something that they don't even know how it works but it does and we don't know how it works either what the hell" and they try to study it and they come back with nothing better than "it shouldn't work"

Why would you do this to me? Because now I can’t figure out if the bicycle thing is serious or not and most of what I find online says we do understand, i think, but I can’t tell and I found this which looks like a good discussion but the problem is I never took physics, I took chemistry instead which is not at all useful in situations like this (and, granted, most situations, but possibly also because it was literally my worst subject of all time) and while I am a fairly intelligent person I start seeing all these sciencey physicsy words and it’s like trying to read Japanese katakana–I can sorta understand them separately if I try really hard but mostly they’re strings of characters taunting me and my lack of knowledge that I feel I should know.

exo shitpost #2: exo at the carnival
  • junmyeon: alright assholes go wild
  • chanyeol: hoo boy i'm going to win me some prizes
  • baekhyun: you suck ass at everything what could you possibly win
  • chanyeol: that thing with the hammer
  • sehun: your arms are two limp noodles lmao
  • chanyeol: fuck you
  • luhan: your weak ass can't even get it past the halfway mark
  • chanyeol: i don't deserve this verbal abuse you try it
  • luhan: what. the fuck.
  • luhan: it doesn't work
  • sehun: excuses are for the cheap
  • luhan: this is bullshit, this game is rigged, and we are going home
  • -
  • yifan: ok junmyeon let us get wild
  • junmyeon: would you fuck off i will not ride a roller coaster
  • yifan: why
  • junmyeon: because i may shit myself
  • junmyeon: but also because i don't want to be seen next to your crusty ass
  • yifan: why did i ever love you
  • -
  • jongdae: fuck yes corndogs
  • kai: holy shit kyungsoo take it slow
  • kyungsoo: i am a hungry bitch today don't speak to me
  • jongdae: did you really just inhale that entire corndog
  • kyungsoo: it's not that big
  • kai: i can personally assure you he's seen bigger
  • jongdae: wow kyungsoo, king of the dick
  • kyungsoo: if you don't shut up right now i might eat you
  • -
  • zitao: fuck i lost my watch, i must have left it on the ferris wheel
  • minseok: you irresponsible fuck what did i tell you about leaving your goddamn shit everywhere
  • zitao: here, take my ice cream and put it on your tits because you need to chill
  • minseok: /rubbing nosebridge/ how much did that stupid thing cost
  • zitao: it was gucci
  • minseok: i just pissed my pants
  • zitao: relax jethro i have like ten more at home
  • minseok: what
  • zitao: eleven including the one i gave to candy
  • minseok: you have eleven gucci watches, one of which is for your dog, and you still gave me a fucking slurpee for my birthday
  • zitao: at least it was a jumbo size
  • minseok: you're dead to me
  • -
  • yixing: life is fantastic
  • kyungsoo: you're a cheery mf today aren't you
  • yixing: why are you so pessimistic, go inhale another corndog
  • kyungsoo: i can't eat too many, i'm corn intolerant
  • yixing: that's not a thing
  • kyungsoo: i'm also mildly allergic to dogs
  • yixing: that's,,,, not how it works
  • luhan: don't bother this is from the same guy who didn't know how dna works
  • kyungsoo: no more kimchi spaghetti for you
  • -
  • sehun: cotton candy BITCH
  • chanyeol: this is your fifth one, stop it
  • sehun: i am in love with this shit
  • chanyeol: diabetes says hello
  • sehun: i might dye vivi this colour
  • chanyeol: what the fuck she's not an easter egg
  • sehun: doggosthetic
  • chanyeol: s e h u n that's abuse pLEASE DON’T DO THAT
  • -
  • yifan: aw fuck
  • junmyeon: what now you overgrown baby
  • yifan: i'm too tall for the bumpercars
  • junmyeon: too bad
  • yifan: this is no fair
  • junmyeon: go ride something else you ingrate
  • yifan: that's it i'm putting you on the death drop
  • junmyeon: you better freaking not
  • yifan: hi yes one ticket for the death drop
  • junmyeon: nonononono im sure i don't meet your height requirement eheheh
  • yifan: don't worry dear, they have seats for shrimps like you!
  • junmyeon: WU YI FAN YoU fUckeR
  • yifan: enjoy bitchy!!
  • junmyeon: YoU haVe a laWSUiT oN YoUR handS
  • -
  • baekhyun: OFF TO THE HOUSE OF MIRRORS WE GO
  • jongin: i love the fact that i still look hot in all of these
  • jongdae: hey baekhyun this mirror's got me looking just like you
  • baekhyun: how so?
  • jongdae: makes me look ugly as shit
  • jongin: im piSSing
  • baekyun: this kind of commentary is the reason no one loves you
  • -
  • luhan: haunted house, leggo
  • zitao: fuck this shit i'm out
  • minseok: nah i'm in let's do it
  • yixing: zitao i'll protect you
  • zitao: too late i'm already crying
  • minseok: oh ShiT i am Spooked
  • zitao: AHAHADSHJF UHUHUHUH WAHHDHJFF
  • luhan: his soul has left him
  • yixing: you made it taozi, i’m proud of you
  • zitao: thanks yixing, the only thing that helped me through it was the fact that those goblins back there kinda resembled you and it was really funny
  • yixing: wow, this is basically bullying!
  • -
  • junmyeon: well boys, it's been fun
  • kyungsoo: no it has not
  • junmyeon: but we must head back to hell
  • yifan: he means home
  • junmyeon: trust me, i mean hell

anonymous asked:

I heard that muslims aren't allowed to draw

It’s mostly a strict Sunni thing, but it varies from scholar to scholar; some are okay with it, some are not – I won’t go into detail. Those that are against usually narrate some Bukhari hadith about how Ayesha narrated that “Image making of living beings are bad”. Hence why Islam has historically been more interested in geometrical architecture than figurative art and has kept a strictly iconoclastic view on visual imagery, limiting it to inanimated objects. Salafists and Wahhabis are against visual imagery of any sort and will go to lengths to destroy even the most ancient of images.

For Shias, it’s a completely different story due to interpretation and the support of other hadiths, so we pretty much hang up pictures of the Prophets, the Prophet’s family and the Divine personalities, haha. In fact, my friend has a picture of Jesus Christ (a) and Imam Hussain (a) framed on their wall. Although they don’t represent what they actually look like, they’re just “descriptions” of what the narrations say they look like, some draw their faces; some put light on their faces due to their holiness. Interestingly, Islamic illustrations were most commonly drawn by Persians. For Shias, majority of their marja3s/scholars are fine with 2D drawings of animated beings. Since I follow the Great Scholar Ali Sistani (HA) I’m allowed to draw by his verdicts.

  • Me: *is a-spec*
  • Me: *Talks about my life*
  • Friend: So what about your love life? Any romantic prospects? Hookups? Are you still asexual/aromantic? Where on the spectrum do you lie? Do you have feelings? Why aren't you out to more people?
  • Me: ... Can we talk about something unrelated to my orientation?
  • Friend: But it's so interesting! I don't understand it! I'm not like that so I want to know more!
  • Me: I have other aspects to my personality! The internet exists! It's not hard to find more info on asexuals using google! Did you know that I have interests outside of my orientation! I also have interests in having conversations about things OTHER THAN MY ORIENTATION!!!
  • Me: Like literally anything other than being grilled on my sexuality/romanticism and having to "prove" aspects of it so you can "validate" something you have no say in.

anonymous asked:

Why is drawing a Black character with white skin bad but drawing a white character with brown skin okay?. If a black 5 year old coloured in snow white with darker skin to look like her would you be mad? what about if a white 5 year old coloured it Tiana to be white to look more like herself? would you yell and call her racist?. What if a teenager did the same thing for the same reason? or an adult?. Personally i try to be accurate but some people aren't.

There are different racial implications through different actions. Whitewashing characters has happened in many different types of media for many years (Look at Early Hollywood depictions! Maria in West Side Story, Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany’s - here’s an article about it  - It still continues today with Katniss Everdeen, Katara and Sokka in the Avatar movie, Prince of Persia, Ghost in the Shell…)

In addition to that, the majority of characters in the majority of content in Western media are white. Take Disney as you used - how many of the official Disney Princesses are white? Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Ariel, Rapunzel, Anna, Elsa, Merida. Disney Princesses of color? Jasmine, Mulan, Pocahontas, Tiana - Moana is new, but she’s not officially part of the lineup.

It’s very alienating because white people have 9 princesses to relate to. Meanwhile Mulan is Chinese so many Asians flock to her as representation despite not being Chinese, Pocahontas is considered by many Native Americans to be bad, romanticized representation, Jasmine is an exotified, harem representation of supposed “middle eastern/indian” culture but is the only representation of such, and while Tiana and Moana are two of the only princesses of color that aren’t heavy stereotypes, they’re still only ONE character for ONE ethnic group.

So that’s why it’s okay to be like “what if Rapunzel were Indian? what if Cinderella was Filipino? what if Snow White was black?” Because we do not have the luxury of having as many characters to relate to. Also many European fairy tales can feature black and brown characters because white people weren’t the only ones in Europe.

 Also, MANY of the characters of color have storylines tied to their race; Mulan saved China. Moana had to restore the heart of Te Fiti, something limited to Polynesian culture. Pocahontas was Native American. Tiana in particular was denied her restaurant because she was black. If they were visualized as white, it would be downright whitewashing.

Young people don’t know the politics of race and representation until they are forced to negotiate with it. But it’s much easier to notice there’s not many people for you to look up to in the media when you’re brown, black or asian.

anonymous asked:

Don't mind Hanamaki-chan, no one really care you don't have a horse dick nor you were big in the begin with. And even if you don't beat Iwaizumi and Matsukawa at it, you actually don't need it since they can't beat you at bottoming.

-”The best!”
=“Mattsun, for once in your life.. shut up.”

Even if they’re shameless, I am certain there are SOME things Makki is not comfortable talking about… :D 

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anonymous asked:

You seem like a pretty realistic person. I'm a non-shipper. Too many variables for me personally. I'd like to know why someone that seems as realistic as you would ship something like Jikook? Not saying they aren't cute. They positively adorable. But the odds of them actually being together are so slim. Why would you willingly ship something that has such a high chance of being disproven/fake/never happening?

GOOOOOD QUESTION. 

Who knows? Maybe it’s just the heart eyes. Just kidding. 

It’d be too cliche at this point to say simply because it’s fun, because while it is, I guess there’s something more dedicated than just fun. And I’m not sure I can entirely explain why, because some things just are what they are. I know, more than anyone else, that the odds of them being together are extremely unlikely, 

It’s a combination of a lot of things I guess: their idiotic love-hate act back then was extremely amusing to watch and unlike anything I’ve ever seen before, their complementing each other on their onstage performances (singing, dancing, Adult Ceremony, WDTA…etc etc.), and just the names “BTS’ Jimin and Jungkook” together is a staple and just sounds kinda nice, and more. It’s kind of like I’ve been following this story that they themselves wrote and fortified throughout the years, but whatever it is and whatever you call it, these little things that they say and do to each other are still there and still exists. 

I know, at the end of the day, that fanservice will be fanservice or they will announce their girlfriends tomorrow etc etc., but that doesn’t suddenly render this “story” irrelevant. What they did in front of the camera still exists, and can be extrapolated to a bigger picture that, while fictional, can be analyzed, rewritten and enjoyed as seen fit :) 

And you said it yourself. They’re “positively adorable”. And if makes me happy to look at them being adorable, than so be it. I need these happy distractions, I need to live vicariously through other people’s love, and if shipping jikook wakes me up in the morning and makes me laugh on a day to day basis, then there’s no reason why i wouldn’t indulge in it ;)

Like…look, look at them:

Originally posted by sugutie

It just gets the serotonin rushing :’D

greed, ling, and lan fan as roommates
  • ling, lounging on the sofa: i'm all out of soup and the ingredients to make soup.. ):
  • greed, beside him: no you aren't. i bought more
  • ling: more what?
  • greed: soup. the ingredients to make soup. idk i was at the store and figured why the hell not, anything to keep you from complaining, et cetera. also i made you some soup from scratch, b/c i was like.. bored. that's all. and you and lan fan were out of conditioner. and running low on toothpaste. i was already there. so. y'know. whatever
  • ling: aw, that's-
  • greed: [makes a noncommittal, "drop it" sound]
  • lan fan: [ignoring all of this b/c it's just like a weekly thing for them]
  • ed, who is visiting, and currently in the kitchen: [w/ a slightly raised voice] he bought fruit and made an entire fruit tray again, too. like he really d-
  • greed: enough