September 3rd, 2012 around 10:00am
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osobigbear:

Melissa Harris-Perry: Nothing is riskier than being poor in America [full video]

she is the best

(Source: pipeschapman)

December 27th, 2011 around 8:54pm
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booksrockmyface:

"Why Harry Potter Sucks"

Some quotes:

2. Its too violent. Like people die in every book, i mean its just depressing! and good guys die too!! I mean lupin, fred (one of the best characters), tonks, etc. I mean little kinds and people shoudn’t have to read that kind of thing! that teaches people that death is ok and natural! I mean who WANTS to read about that kind of thing?

4. Its british. British stuff is never as good as american stuff. America is the top country in the world. I  mean, im not trying to brag or anything, but its just a fact that america is the most advanced and powerful country in the world. Twilight is American,  Harry Potter is british. Therefore, by logic, Twilight is better. And just because Twilight is american automatically makes it higher quality, just because its America, no matter what you think of the book. I mean, British people can be really bad, like they fought against us and LOST in WW2, right? So seriously, they just aren’t as good.

And Dumbledore is creepy too. He has a beard, beards are creepy! And he has a mustache too, that makes him look like hes evil!! We all know beards are creepy, and he wears a freaking DRESS! THATS SICK, MEN DO NOT WEAR DRESSES!!!!!!!! Also hes gay. thats creepy because hes so old! Old peopla rent supposed to be gay! nothin against homosexals, btw.

I really hope this is a joke. Because if it’s not, this person needs to check herself before she wrecks herself. It’s just ridiculous. There is no way to compare Harry Potter and Twilight, really, because it’s two separate genres. It’s like comparing apples to oranges.

People are entitled to their opinions and I know some people in RL who don’t like HP and that’s OK. They don’t like it, they don’t like it. But this…this is too much. 

The bolded are some of my favorites here (in that they made me laugh out loud so much at this person’s faily logic and side-eye them like crazy). 

(edit: oh joy…I do not recommend going to the site and reading even more of this person’s faily logic. Because it gets worse. SO. MUCH. WORSE.)

(Source: gryffinwhore-love)

September 20th, 2011 around 3:35pm
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livingthezenlife:

imtravelingendlessly:

fascination-alice:

ohmymangum:

curiosityinabox:

I HAVEN’T SEEN THESE BEFORE!

PLEASE.

Please??

DO IT. PLEASE? FOR ME? :D 

Pretty please?

livingthezenlife:

imtravelingendlessly:

fascination-alice:

ohmymangum:

curiosityinabox:

I HAVEN’T SEEN THESE BEFORE!

PLEASE.

Please??

DO IT. PLEASE? FOR ME? :D 

Pretty please?
September 18th, 2011 around 6:30pm
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booksrockmyface:

californiainthesummer:

I will never ever ever understand how someone can live in the same place for their whole life

Unfortunately so many people forget the actual size of the world. They won’t even venture outside a 60-mile radius of their hometown.

It takes bravery to see what might be beyond your own front door. 

booksrockmyface:

californiainthesummer:

I will never ever ever understand how someone can live in the same place for their whole life

Unfortunately so many people forget the actual size of the world. They won’t even venture outside a 60-mile radius of their hometown.

It takes bravery to see what might be beyond your own front door. 
August 22nd, 2011 around 10:55pm
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Am I the only one bothered by this?

Sorry if someone’s requested to follow me on Twitter and I haven’t accepted or declined your request. Just, there’s a lot of people requesting to follow me on there and I feel kinda weird accepting them if I don’t know them from other places on the web. Not that it should matter because I don’t share my personal info anywhere on the Internet but, again, I feel weird having people read my personal tweets whom I don’t really know. 

I guess this is just a general PSA that if you find me somewhere else on the web and you want to “follow” or “friend” me, please tell me if you know me from somewhere else (like LiveJournal, Dreamwidth, or here), that way I know where you’re coming from when you add me. Because I feel like there are a lot of requests coming my way from products/authors I don’t really want to follow. (Like you talk about shoes or whatever once in a blue moon on there and suddenly there are like five people with the name “shoes” in their username trying to follow you. I’m sorry but if I want to follow a shoes-related Twitter account, I can find them myself.)

And I also talk a lot about fandom/writing on there, and I definitely do not want any people associated with my fandoms in any official capacity to be privy to my thoughts (or really any random person out there on the Internet). It’s a weird thing with me - I do not like breaking down the fourth wall.

August 8th, 2011 around 1:33pm
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Put a character from any series or anything in my ask box, and I’ll tell you what I like and dislike about them.

awyeahsuperheroart:

awyeahsuperheroart:

July 27th, 2011 around 4:04am
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fandoms I got/am getting into before exposed to the canon (and who I blame): an incomplete list

gladdecease:

  • Discworld (This one’s because of all those Discworld crossovers with fandoms I love - particularly those with Death, which were the easiest to read without the background knowledge.  I’ve since read four of the novels, with another two sitting on my shelf to be read.)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (This is my sister’s fault - she was playing the game and talking about how much fun it is and she wouldn’t let me play it.  And then she got into the fandom, and pulled me in, and still wouldn’t let me play it until one of her friends was done… and then I moved away before that happened.  So I’m only halfway through the first game, but I know all the big events. >:|)
  • Stargate: Atlantis (I blame my roommate in part - she wanted me to watch SG1 before SGA, which took us awhile (I got impatient) - but I also blame maychild posting interesting sounding fics for fandoms we don’t share, and those epic writers in the SGA fandom who wrote stunning “don’t need to know canon” AUs.)
  • X-men First Class (This movie had a case of “suddenly, fandom! everywhere!” that I found entirely unavoidable for the five days before I caved and watched the movie.)
  • Marvel comics, X-men specifically (I blame myself for this one - I cannot resist extra background/canon.  Really, the best XMFC fics have included bits of either comics or the movie trilogy as background details, and only made me more interested in that background.)
  • Marvel comics, though Deadpool specifically (The Marvel/DC videos made by ItsJustSomeRandomGuy definitely brought this on, as well as Deadpool himself, for so easily crossing over with every other Marvel comic ever.  It’s a little ridiculous, and incredibly tempting.)
  • DC comics, Gotham/Batfamily/Damian/Stephanie specifically (I blame gabzilla-z and every single author who inspires her delightfully silly doodles.)

awww I feel so special having taken part in dragging you over to the SGA fandom! It happens to me SO MUCH, like I’d come across an interesting fic and suddenly I’d be all over the fandom when promos & official previews/talks about it wouldn’t have done the trick of turning me into a fan. :DDD I don’t think that’s ever happened before though - that something I created about a certain fandom interested someone to know the canon source material.

It’s weird because that’s how I got into the fandom too - I kept seeing all these awesome SGA fics and so took the plunge one day and read a John/Rodney fic and *then* the canon stuff came later, after I had been converted already. I remember I had avoided SGA for pretty much four and a half years (because it didn’t look like my kind of show at all) and finally tuned in around when season five started because of the fics. That’s, I think, pretty much how I enter a fandom 90% of the time nowadays (it’s just more fun when you encounter another fan being creative about a certain fandom and that piques your curiosity because on my own I’d never be half as fannish about SGA if there weren’t other enthusiastic fans around to spur me on).

I can tell you that awesome writers have been instrumental in me reading Sirius/Remus fics before I ever finished reading the Harry Potter books and watching the movies (and besides PoA, Sirius and Remus have very little interactions in the books - maybe a bit more interactions offscreenville in subsequent films - but I can still totally be a fangirl about them being together), and I still remember the one author who converted me into a very hardcore Wolverine/Rogue fan when I hadn’t seen any romantic potential between them when watching the X-Men movies. And even more authors converted me into a Naruto fan (specifically into a Kakashi/Iruka fangirl when they have next to zero interactions in canon - besides their fight at the very beginning of the series. Although I was a semi Naruto fan first before I was a Kakashi/Iruka fan but awesome writers made me see the potential of the ship). And my involvement in Smallville is pretty much due to watching Chloe/Oliver fanvids after, again, avoiding the show for ten years because there was no one around to show me how exciting the show could be. And this goes for my brief love affair with Supernatural as well - the Dean/Cas fics came out of nowhere and enchanted me, which was so out of the blue because I was totally not in the SPN fandom and how did I even end up here? I started watching SPN pretty regularly then whereas before they introduced Castiel and angel mythology, I didn’t like the show. (Alas, not even my love for Cas and angel mythology could keep me around, but I guess I’ll always have my favorite Dean/Cas fanworks to remember the good ol’ days.)

It’s par for the course for people in media and who work on shows/movies to promote them in a positive way and to rave about them, but people don’t start paying attention until they listen to other fans ranting and raving about them. I have often found that just consuming media without taking it in fannishly (however you want to define “fannishly”) is not as much fun. So yeah, fandom is pretty much the driving force for me liking stuff. Which is so weird to me, for some reason.  

Hahahaha, Deadpool. I keep seeing that guy everywhere too. 

so tl;dr yay!!! <3333

(and yay!! batfamily!! again, I think, for me personally, it’s that phenomenon of where the fannish material is so much more fun than the original source material because getting into DC comics is like trying to find your way in a labyrinth but you can’t help but want to dive right in because the fans are so awesome and the fannish things they create are so beyond phenomenal and you want to be a part of that [notwithstanding how horrible DC & co. is overall but I guess that’s real life for you]. Do you know about fuckyeah!batfamily? I stumbled upon it by accident the other day and got stars in my eyes.)

(This totally turned into an essay, didn’t it? Sorry. -_-)

around 12:50pm
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New DCU Barbara Gordon

airawyn:

gwenfrankenstien:

dangerous-ladies:

falterdan:

All these arguments over her being Batgirl again or staying in the chair as Oracle.

Nobody has thought to ask “What would Barbara Gordon want?”

Lots of people have said that, and usually those are people who want her to be Batgirl again, and it’s always an attempt to silence the arguments of the people unhappy with this development.

You know what? She’d be happy to have her legs back.

But I also think she’d be pissed off at all the people calling her “fixed” or “healthy” now that she has her legs back, because it implies that when she was in the chair, she was “broken” or “unhealthy.” I think she’d also be pissed off at people treating her role as Oracle as something she “wasn’t meant to do” or acting like she was “better as Batgirl.” She’d be pissed off at people dismissing the last 22 years as unimportant compared to her being Batgirl again. She’d also be pissed off that two people very important to her, Stephanie Brown and Cassandra Cain, are being benched so that she can take that role. I don’t believe Barbara Gordon would want that, both because she sees their work as important and because her current work is important.

Could she be Oracle without the chair? Yes. Many of us recognize that she can do more and has done more as Oracle than she ever did as Batgirl. But don’t give us some stupid gimmicky “magic solution” and claim it overrides how important Oracle is. From an in-universe perspective, it seems awful stupid to replace Stephanie –– who was doing admirably –– and leave the Oracle seat empty. Babs knows that.

Regardless, her opinion is irrelevant because she is a fictional character.

- Jenn

Yeah. If you ask “what would Barbara Gordon want?” canon repeatedly gives you an answer that is not “to take up a role she retired from years ago, even before she was shot.” So pro-Babs-Batgirl people using that argument are actually objectively, provably wrong.

Also – Batman would want his parents to be alive.

  • So would Superman.
  • And Clark would want to be married to his wife
  • Jason Todd would want Batman to have killed the Joker
  • Damian Wayne would want Bruce and Talia to be married and Tim Drake to not exist
  •  Actually, Jason probably also wouldn’t want Tim to exist…

Figuring out “what a character wants” is a writing exercise to determine motivation, not an excuse for a deus ex machina, especially one that is offensive to real world people. 

(Source: spacecaptsteve)

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