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    Supernatural Ladies poster
    available @ society6 (dark/light ver.)

    How many are still alive?

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    Powerful Photo Series Shows Mental Illness Doesn’t Discriminate

    One activist wants to remind the public that mental health issues are “not a white person’s disease.”Dior Vargas, a self-described Latina feminist, says the mainstream narrative around people with mental illness often neglects men and women of color. So she turned her frustration into fuel to produce a photo project that reflects a more accurate picture.

    Mental health illness isn’t just “a white person’s disease.”

    This is so amazing i could cry… i still haven’t even told my mother because she sais i’m “just moody”. No.

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    #AliveWhileBlack is the heartbreaking response to #CrimingWhileWhite

    The hashtag #CrimingWhileWhite became a platform to illustrate what often happens when white people engage in criminal activity. It was a powerful moment, as white people openly acknowledged that they don’t face nearly the same punishment or brutality experienced by their black counterparts. But despite the good intentions of those who participated, many others felt like the hashtag detracted from conversations about the value of black lives.

    In response to that first trending hashtag, Jamilah Lemieux, senior digital editor for Ebony magazine, started #AliveWhileBlack.

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    Embroidered lesbians.

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  • 01/07/16--02:25: Tumblr Code.
  • gossipseer:


    If I ever see any of you in public, the code is “I like your shoelaces”

    that way we know we’re from tumblr without revealing anything

    I’m just going to say this to strangers until i find a tumblr person


    must keep reblogering!! Im going to be so suspicious if any one tells me this now!

    Remember the answer is: I stole them from the president.


    always reblog tumblr identification

    This is an absolute tumblr relic. I feel like an archaeologist right now. This is incredible that this is on my dash.

    I do wonder how many of us remember this post? When I saw it I was like whoa I’ve not see that in so long. I tried it once with people I later found our had tumblrs, but they had no idea.

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    It’s a beautiful day to smile.

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    oop there it is

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    Me: *sees another beautiful meta post*

    Me: *sighs despondently because I would love for that to be true, but I have so very, very little faith in TPTB*

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    Carrie Fisher spilled the whole plot of The Force Awakens to Graham Norton A YEAR AGO.

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    Cries and throws my computer across the room.
    I’m not a writerrrrrrrrrrr

    So I finally got my notes on the script today. Very short. Almost pointless in a way. But they did say they were very sure it has potential for a full series and they liked my lead. Which basically made me think they told everyone that because it’s sooooo generic. Anyhoo. Meh.

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  • 01/08/16--04:17: Photo

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    Amy Winehouse. London, 2004

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    I have issues with the term Resting Bitch Face - but I won’t go into that now.  

    I will, however, tell you that Scarlett O’Hara was not in a relaxed or mellow mood in this scene.  She was trying like hell to turn on Ashley Wilkes, and failing miserably because Ashley only had eyes for Mellie, and she knew it and she was pissed as fuck.

    So this is Active Bitch Face, my darlings, it has a point and a purpose, and no one on earth could do it better than Vivien Leigh.

    I also have issues with the resting bitch face term but that reading is almost 100% wrong about what was happening in this scene. She was there at Ashley’s birthday party but not trying to turn him on. (Eww) Rhett had left her there because he’d heard the rumors about her and Ashley and how close they were standing (at the lumber mill). Rhett made Scarlet get dressed and go to this party because if she didn’t then she’d never be able to show her face in the town again. So he made her go. And she’s standing there working to keep in her nerves at being there, trying to get over being made fun of/scorned. She is feeling miserable and working to not show it. This isn’t bitch face by either of the definitions previously stated. This is a mask, a battle face, a coping choice. It’s amazing.

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    Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

    be still.

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    Channing Tatum vs. Beyoncé | Run the World

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    “RPF has existed for as long as there have been celebrities. Any media ‘based on a true story!’ is RPF. Any historical fiction narrative that co-opts a real person or real group is RPF. Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is RPF, and reflects reality just as accurately as the better and more lovingly, carefully written internet RPF of today: virtually not at all. The names remain - Julius Caesar, Mark Antony - as do certain simplified traits, the archetypal roles they play. In lieu of actual Julius Caesar and Actual Mark Antony, we get AU!Caesar and an AU!Antony in a simpler, more dramatic narrative.”

    - V. Arrow, “Real Person(a) Fiction,” in Fic: Why Fanfiction is Taking Over the World  (via silencewhippersnapper)

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    I think what probably gets me deeply into my feelings about this “JKR should have just made her students Of Color to start with, she can’t ret-con and pretend she did it right the first time” is that I grew up with Anne Rice and Anne McCaffery, two female fantasy writers who hated headcanons and fandom and sued people for deviating from their original vision or doing any kinds of derivative works without their express contractual permission.

    I feel like people who get irritated with her about defending black!Hermione don’t appreciate how much healthier JKR’s attitude toward the inclusivity movement in her fandom is than theirs was. Or Moffat’s is. Or Gatiss’s. Or Whedon’s. Or Green’s. Or even, until very recently, Lucas’s.

    She’s not a PCR, but goddamn, at least she’s passing us the milk rather than pissing in our cornflakes.

    Jo is actually almost entirely responsible for fanfiction being what it is today.

    BUT WAIT, I hear older fandomers cry. X-Files, Star Trek, Xena, how dare you. And yes, I say to those fandomers, you held those banners first! Be proud of the paths you forged. But Jo–

    Jo did something no author or creator had ever done before.

    She was a household name who encouraged fanfiction.

    When I first began writing fanfiction in 1998, it was common practice to preface your fic with this massive disclaimer about how you weren’t selling it, and it was for fun, sometimes quoting the Fair Use part of the Creative Commons act, and even begging authors not to sue. Because in those days, that was a very real danger. Eleven-year-old me had reams of fanfiction on floppy disks I didn’t dare send to archives because I might get arrested and taken to Plagiarism Jail.

    And then there was Jo. And no, Jo said, this is not a private amusement park at which you may stare longingly from the other side of wrought-iron gates. It is a giant sandbox. Here are my pails, here are my toys. Come sit and play with me. Eventually you may decide you like some other sandbox better, and all I ask is that you leave my toys here for others to play with, and not try to take them with you. But why should I lock you out of my sandbox? It is, after all, far more fun to play in a sandbox with many people than by yourself.

    People were boggled. They didn’t get it. They thought she was crazy. And the fans? They kept loving, and writing, and drawing, and creating, and Jo kept loving them back. Potter Puppet Pals, A Very Potter Musical, Potter!, Remus and the Lupins, all stuff Jo just kind of went “whatever, they’re having fun.”

    And attitudes began to change. And then someone else threw her lot in with Jo, someone who doesn’t get a lot of credit for contributing something massive to fandom culture and should:

    Stephenie Meyer.

    Yeah, you read that right. The goddamn author of Twilight, who refused to sue teenage girls who just wanted Bella to end up with Jacob. (And who is way more gracious than I would be about Fifty Shades.) She actually has a fanfiction archive right on her website! I’m serious: Smeyer has links to a personally-curated list of Twilight fanfiction she personally enjoyed or found interesting. Whatever you may think of her writing, that loving attitude of “we’re all here to have fun, I love that you love my world and my characters, please enjoy” was such a departure from the days of C&D letters and page-long disclaimers.

    These two women changed the face of how fandom works forever. Yes, their work is flawed. They are products of their time and upbringing. But just the fact that they embrace the concepts of “my world as I see it and my world as you see it are not the same, and that’s not just okay, that’s good” is something to be celebrated.

    I have a lot of issues with Meyer, but her treatment of fans is not one of them.

    This is fascinating and all credit to Meyer and Rowling for being so instrumental in changing the culture. I do just want to add that the producers of Xena actually hired a fanfic writer to scriptwrite on their final season. As it often did (with a female TV action hero, with a musical episode), Xena helped to point the way.

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    “Malala got her Nobel Prize today […] and on the day she was awarded the Nobel Prize, they phoned her fuckin’ school and she took the call than then went, “alright, I’m going back to class” and finished her studies that day. So I don’t know what kind of badass you think you are because you can roll a joint and drive at the same time but Malala’s more badass than you.”

    - Greg Proops (via kaishabackwards)

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    *cries all day because it streams this year* (x)

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