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lt-fleur:

dulceelena2000:

some of the funniest jokes on gravity falls

You forgot 

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yourackdisciprine:

Research

bocchan:

karhide:

windandsalt:

friarpark

#this is not an exaggeration okay #children do say this #children do wonder why they can’t find themselves in the media #don’t fucking tell me it doesn’t matter #it matters so much #children NEED to see themselves represented #or else they grow up feeling inferior and not worthy

okay, story time: i’m a resident actor a children’s theatre company, and we just did peter pan. i was cast as peter because i’m the only one who looks young enough to play the part; but aside from looking young, i look nothing like peter pan. he’s this little white boy with reddish brown hair and i’m an arab/hispanic queer with black hair and freckles. 

our company has a really devoted following, and these kids are reeeally young. after every show, we do autographs as the characters and have to keep up the act, because to a lot of these really young kids, we are who we pretend to be on stage. that terrified me. i’ve done autograph sessions in-character before, but never as such a well-loved character. who, again, is white. i was worried about what children might say.

over the course of the production, we must have performed for close to 500 kids, between the shows we did for families and the shows we did for school field trips.

and i distinctly remember one little white girl who came up to me with a DVD copy of disney’s peter pan, and she had this adorable tinkerbell dress on, and she just stared at me wide-eyed and after a while she said “i have all your movies!!”

first of all, if you don’t think that’s the cutest thing ever, please leave.

and when i asked her what she wanted me to sign, she handed me her DVD and said “by your face.” and she points right at this little white redheaded peter pan with pointy ears who is clearly not me, as if she can’t tell the difference… or she can, and she doesn’t care. similar things happened with different children, but it never lost its charm for me. on the contrary, it really warmed my heart.

by that same token there were many children of color who were affected by seeing a brown peter pan. a lot of them (usually older children) and/or their parents ask me how i got into acting, and if i had any advice for how to get into it. it meant a lot to me that there’s this whole generation of children of color who are going to pursue the arts, because even though i live in a very diverse area, our theatre landscape is still very whitewashed.

anyway, what i’m trying to say isn’t just that representation matters, which it does. what i’m also trying to say is that one less white face in the crowd isn’t going to hurt anyone. i feel like i’ve heard time and again that white people can only identify with white characters, and the whole point of my story is that that’s obviously not true. that kind of behavior, where people only empathize with characters who look like them, has to be taught. and that kind of behavior is racism.

bolding is mine, because that last bit really knocked it out of the park for me

rampant-noodle:

Elegance personified #homestuck #roselalonde #kanaya #kanayamaryum #homestuckcosplay #awa

rampant-noodle:

Elegance personified #homestuck #roselalonde #kanaya #kanayamaryum #homestuckcosplay #awa

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rider-waite:

vivacosima:

daily reminder that minerva mcgonagall is metal as fuck

reminder she took 3 stunning spells directly to the chest and after being taken to st mungos brushed it off like nothing

blakkensoul:

Babies and their guardians O w O

Feel like doing babystuck!

I guess this is my canon for the guardians then O w O

This idea that back then we had made a ‘gay’ movie, [Megan] was a ‘gay’ cheerleader, and now I’m a ‘gay’ prisoner … is such a glaring injustice. You would never say, ‘Oh what’s this movie about?’ ‘It’s this guy, he’s a straight lawyer and he falls for this straight doctor and they go on a straight honeymoon.’
Natasha Lyonne speaking about But I’m A Cheerleader, Orange is the New Black, and what we really say when we call shows with LGBT characters “gay shows.” (via the Huffington Post)
gloomy-optimist:

Everyone remember when Rose was badass

gloomy-optimist:

Everyone remember when Rose was badass

itsstuckyinmyhead:

subliminalmusings:

mathsturbation:

graduated cylinder

THAT’S IT. I AM DONE. DON’T EVEN TRY TO ATTEMPT OTHER SCIENCE PUNS YOU LITERALLY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TOP THIS ONE.

On the second day of school in my forensic class, on the broad was the root word Fune meaning death and for an example funeral. So naturally when my teacher asked if there was any questions, i raised my hand and said “It’s not a question but i put the fun in funeral” My teacher laughed and then responded and said ” I bet you were dying to say that”  They other students are either laughing or groaning but the kid in front of me says “This hurts my humerus ”  That’s when i realized that this was going to be the best class ever. 

itsstuckyinmyhead:

subliminalmusings:

mathsturbation:

graduated cylinder

THAT’S IT. I AM DONE. DON’T EVEN TRY TO ATTEMPT OTHER SCIENCE PUNS YOU LITERALLY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TOP THIS ONE.

On the second day of school in my forensic class, on the broad was the root word Fune meaning death and for an example funeral. So naturally when my teacher asked if there was any questions, i raised my hand and said “It’s not a question but i put the fun in funeral” My teacher laughed and then responded and said ” I bet you were dying to say that”  They other students are either laughing or groaning but the kid in front of me says “This hurts my humerus ”  That’s when i realized that this was going to be the best class ever. 

hey-rogby:

obesitycore:

the really shitty thing about being told that youre smart your whole entire life is that as soon as you dont understand something you just kind of completely shut down and his this big shitty crisis because maybe youre not as smart as youve always been told 

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