#can we talk about this #just for a second #can we talk about how this show took valuable time out of its short episodes to throw in little moments like this #moments that humanized ”the enemy” #and showed the war from a different perspective #and made the audience stop and realize the Fire Nation wasn’t inherently evil #like we were at first led to believe #*sighs* idk what i’m saying #I still get really really emotional about A:TLA (via equalistmako)
#atla#or as i like to call it#one of the most secretly complex and intense#mainstream examinations of the world and morality and humanity#what doesn’t this show deal with in interesting and hardcore ways#family power politics fitting in growing up#cultural dissonance genocide#gender roles self-esteem the gap between self and perception#yes thank you for existing avatar
“The very first time I saw you Harry, I recognised you immediately. Not by your scar, by your eyes. They’re your mother Lily’s. Oh yes, I knew her. Your mother was there for me at a time when no one else was. Not only was she a singularly gifted witch, she was also an uncommonly kind woman. She had a way of seeing the beauty in others, even, and perhaps most especially, when that person couldn’t see it in themselves. Your father, James, however, had a certain, shall we say, talent for trouble. A talent, rumour has it, he passed onto you. You’re more like them than you know, Harry. In time you’ll come to see just how much.”
Science, Mr. White
I’m a HUGE Jeopardy fan (shut up) and I’ve loved watching Arthur Chu kick the game’s ass. He’s absolutely on the mark about all this stuff.
And it always comes down to white people favor whiteness over competence, then turn around and say everyone else needs to work harder if they want to get rewarded for their efforts…
As Jenny Yang and Angry Asian Man have been saying….CHU ON THIS!
We’re at a family reunion and some dude asked my dad when I was getting married and with a totally straight face my dad was like “we’re just going to give her to whichever young man can provide us with the largest flock of goats”
why cant anyone just enjoy a movie, they’re always over analyzing everything!!! must you always look at piece of media critically and point out its serious flaws and what harmful effects those flaws have on people and the world? god, why can’t everyone just ignore that stuff and mindlessly consume and enjoy everything that they are force fｅｄ ｗＨＹ ＷＯＮＴ ＹＯＵ ＡＳＳＩＭＩＬＡＴＥ ＩＮＴＯ ＴＨＥ ＨＩＶＥＭＩＮＤ． ＦＯＲＧＥＴ ＴＨＥ ＷＯＲＬＤ， ＥＮＪＯＹ ＭＯＶＩＥ． ＥＮＪＯＹ ＭＯＶＩＥ． ＥＮＪＯＹ ＭＯＶＩＥ
Alone Is What I Have. (2013) …alone protects me.
Sherlock art. Mechanical pencil, lots of coffee, and Photoshop.
"Umm, how can you be ‘semiaquatic’, you either are aquatic or you’re not. Don’t be greedy."
"So, I get that you’re a monotreme and everything, but do you identify more as a rodent or a bird?"
"Ugh, why do you have to be such a special snowflake. Do you and like three other species need an entire order to describe yourselves that separates you from mammals that birth live young?"
"You needlessly complicate an artificially constructed system of classification. Why don’t you just lose the webbed feet and beak and egg laying ways and become a proper mammal."
"Ha! You may look like you belong to class Aves, but I know for a fact that birds don’t have fur. You’re such a phony."
"Why do you insist on appropriating beaks and webbed feet. Like, you admitted you weren’t a bird, stop incorporating them into your anatomy. All you’re doing is making birds look less legitimate as an order."
Somehow I’ve gotten new followers over the past couple of days when I haven’t been posting anything? Hi, new followers! Sorry I haven’t been posting, I’m on spring break in Florida. I’ll be back on Sunday, March 9th. ‘Til then, have a lovely week and stay warm!
More Than Words: Tomboys R Us
THIS whenever some girl brags about being “one of the boys” or says something like “I’m not like other girls, I LOVE [stereotypically masculine thing].”
I want to add that I TOTALLY understand if you’ve done this and you don’t need to feel stupid for it. In my experience, many (most?) people who can sense an imbalance between genders start here. It seems to make sense when you’re first grappling with the idea that women are treated differently - girls get made fun of for X, and you don’t do X, so you’re not like other girls, the ones who are holding all girls back. A lot of people fall into the trap of thinking that because people have a problem with, for example, girls who like boy bands, that the thing that needs to change is girls liking boy bands and not people judging the value of girls based on whether they like boy bands.
I’m not saying it’s an okay thing to think, and once you realize you’re doing it you should do some work on yourself to get rid of the thinking that says there is a right way to be a girl. But you don’t need to beat yourself to a pulp over it, because internalized anything really is an easy trap to fall into.(via raptorcock)