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wolf-soul-666:

The Outsider (Dishonored)

The majestic whale god himself in his natural habitat.

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Friend, via text: I have acquired a heavy war horse… I am a gnome.
Me: Can you even ride it?
Friend: …I have a rope ladder.
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The economic, cultural and scientific forms of imperialism associated with the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries have been reformulated. The geography of empire has been redrawn. The North-South divide has become a more meaningful way of distinguishing between what were once referred to as First, Second, Third and Fourth worlds. Territories are called markets, interesting little backwaters are untapped potentials and tribal variations of culture and language are examples of diversity. Evangelicals and traders still roam its landscape, as fundamentalists and entrepreneurs. Adventurers now hunt the sources of viral diseases, prospectors mine for genetic diversity and pirates raid ecological systems for new wealth, capturing virgin plants and pillaging the odd jungle here and there. Food is packaged up and sold as a Mc-something, ready to go. Television beams in live from America with the latest world news, world murder trials, world icons, world music, world sports, world weather and world shopping. The imperial armies assemble under the authority of the United Nations defending the principles of freedom, democracy and the rights of capital. Dispatches from the war zones are instantly sent across the internet. Two Russian cosmonauts hurtle around space along with a growing pile of technological space junk. Companies are trying to ship toxic waste into the Pacific, defined in their eyes as ‘empty land’, unused by the natives who populate its islands.
Linda Tuhiwai Smith (Maori) (1999, 97-98; the page break is between “North-South divide has” and “become a more”), Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples
Posted 8 minutes ago

stfueverything:

dbvictoria:

With all the heat Anita Sarkeesian gets for her Tropes series, you’d think it was a new topic, but Gene Siskel & Roger Ebert had a discussion on a similar theme when they were talking about the influx of slasher movies on their show in 1980.

(x)

34 years later and this is STILL relevant

Posted 33 minutes ago
nanowrimoincolor:

About / FAQ / Guidelines
Are you a writer who wants to write a racially diverse story for Nanowrimo?
Do you want to participate in virtual write-ins with like-minded writers around the world?
If you answered “Yes,” then Nanowrimo in Color 2014 is for you!
This upcoming November, we’d like to have writers of color and white writers alike come together and encourage each other to write racially diverse stories. Virtual write-ins will be held all throughout November. This will include word wars, sprints, brainstorming sessions, and even general feedback opportunities.
We hope that you will make friends and continue to incorporate racially diverse characters past November, in an effort to spread awareness, and create more content for racially diverse stories.
If you’re interested, please fill out this General Interest/Participation Form and we will be in touch with more details soon!
If you have any queries or concerns, feel free to send us a message after taking a look at our FAQ.

nanowrimoincolor:

About / FAQ / Guidelines

Are you a writer who wants to write a racially diverse story for Nanowrimo?

Do you want to participate in virtual write-ins with like-minded writers around the world?

If you answered “Yes,” then Nanowrimo in Color 2014 is for you!

This upcoming November, we’d like to have writers of color and white writers alike come together and encourage each other to write racially diverse stories. Virtual write-ins will be held all throughout November. This will include word wars, sprints, brainstorming sessions, and even general feedback opportunities.

We hope that you will make friends and continue to incorporate racially diverse characters past November, in an effort to spread awareness, and create more content for racially diverse stories.

If you’re interested, please fill out this General Interest/Participation Form and we will be in touch with more details soon!

If you have any queries or concerns, feel free to send us a message after taking a look at our FAQ.

Posted 33 minutes ago

eros-turannos:

let’s talk about ‘the saga begins’ tho

Don McLean was reportedly pleased with “The Saga Begins”, a parody of “American Pie”, and told Yankovic that the parody’s lyrics sometimes enter his mind during live performances. His parody not only replicates the music from the original Don McLean song, but it replicates the multi-layered rhyming structure in the verses and chorus. Additionally, George Lucas loved the song and a Lucasfilm representative told Yankovic, “You should have seen the smile on his face.”

'and the jedi i admire most/met up with darth maul and now he's toast/but i'm still here and he's a ghost/'

Posted 4 hours ago

Every time you say "It's good that Dumbledore's sexuality wasn't mentioned in the books because it means he wasn't defined by it," you are saying something horrible about the queer people in your life. You are saying something horrible TO them. You're telling them that once you know they're gay--once you know a guy has a boyfriend or a woman has a wife or whatever--that's ALL they are to you. You're announcing that the knowledge of a sexual orientation other than what you expect as the default will completely dominate every aspect of a person's existence in your mind.

blue-author:

hellwasabor:

theotheropinion:

alexandraerin:

So keep saying it. We need to know who to avoid.

Oh yes, you read my mind. That’s exactly what I meant by my response to that post. It’s not that I meant exactly what I said. It’s not like gay characters I saw on TV as a kid were just gay without…

I feel like when people like this imagine gay people they imagine the “I’m here, I’m queer, get over it” people. They sound like jackass’

You’ve got it exactly backwards, actually.

It’s you and your friends upthread who apparently can’t imagine any possible way that Dumbledore’s sexuality could have been made canon except for him to lead a pride parade. 

Let me ask you a question: do we know that Molly and Arthur Weasley were married and had a sexual relationship that produced more than half a dozen children? Yes, yes we do.Did the book have to have them introduce themselves as “HI, WE’RE STRAIGHT?” No, no it didn’t.

Do we know that Hagrid liked women? Yes. We saw him liking women.

A straight person’s sexuality can make it into the story—or the conversation—in real life a hundred different ways and nobody will bat an eye at it. Pictures on desks, rings on fingers, offhand mentions of weekend plans and anniversaries and get-togethers, the existence of children and spouses.

All I wanted when I made this post was for the one supposedly gay character to be treated exactly the same way as everyone else.

The fact that everybody who disagrees can’t imagine I was asking for anything more than him to trumpet from the heavens “I AM GAY! I AM SO GAY! LOOK AT HOW GAY I AM!” proves my point.

If you ca’t wrap your idea around the idea of having one line where his apparent maybe ex-boyfriend Elphias Doge—who was crying his eyes out defending Dumbledore near the opening—mentioning that they’d been in love, or Dumbledore actually explaining his relationship to Grindelwald in the scene where he was talking around that entire subject as something that could have happened without changing the whole meaning of the character and turning him into a stereotype, then yes, the subject line of this post applies to you, full stop.

It’s a double standard.

It’s harmful.

It’s homophobic.

Posted 4 hours ago

Three Years on Rikers Without Trial

(Source: couldbeyourlife)

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lack-lustin:

this was just supposed to be a sketch but then I got carried away….a lot…but anyway I think this is the final design for my take on a Kelpie. I wanted it to be more monster like than they are usually depicted since they are demons that….disembowel children. At least in most cases. There are some nice ones in legends too so I wanna see how far I can take designing maybe like, different forms of them and stuff. As well as HOOMAN forms?? I dunno we’ll see.

Posted 15 hours ago

the-dragons-thoughts:

Imagine finding a dragon egg one day, and it hatches in your house and thinks you’re its mom. Then the next morning you wake up and find this mini dragon has gathered all the lose change and shiny objects in your house in a pile, and is gnawing on a nickel. And then when you take it out for walks, it picks up every coin it sees cause its a hoarder. And your house is eventually full of coins. And you are rich. And have a dragon.

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What You Crave vs What You Need

  1. Chocolate: Raw nuts/seeds.
  2. Oily/Fatty Snacks: Kale, leafy greens.
  3. Soda/Carbonated Drinks: Actual, literal bubbles.
  4. Chips/Salty Food: Topsoil.
  5. Cookies: Freudian psychology.
  6. Sweet Tea: A strong Southern gentleman to take care of you.
  7. Pasta/Carbs: Pasta/Carbs.
  8. Ice: The sweet release of death.
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