did she get a haircut
does it make anyone else uncomfortable that they changed her entire race because she went out with Ron in their sixth year
isn’t that what happened???
they changed a character’s entire race because she as a character became important and relevant for a short amount of time
Umm, no. They did not change her entire race simply because she dated Ron. Actually think about it. Up until the sixth book, she was a background character that was only ever mentioned in passing, so she wasn’t given a physical description. Then in the sixth book, Lavender was finally described, as having ‘pale skin and dirty blonde hair’. Well, the first few Harry Potter movies came out before the Half-Blood Prince book did, so the casting directors did what they wanted with the character.
Another thing, the Lavender Brown from the first few movies only appeared in the first few movies. Lavender didn’t even appear in the 4th and 5th movies, because again, she was a background character, and wasn’t vital to the story. The only reason her race was changed was because a physical description was finally in the books, and it didn’t fit what the directors had, so they had to recast her. It was not because she dated Ron.
Somebody spread this shit because I refuse to have this turn into some social justice bullshit
Elle Woods was hollering back before the movement. This is why i love this movie. It’s so progressive. Elle is a femme feminist who comes by it the hard way. She doesn’t change for the bookish people, the elitists, or for the feminists. She just does what she needs to do, and what she wants, even when at first it was chasing a boy. Then the movie drops the romance. IT DROPS THE ROMANCE. chick flicks don’t do that. Emmett asking her out is a footnote at the very end. And this whole time, she is classy, and lady like, and has pride in herself and her work. She’ll go to a costume party as a playboy bunny, but like hell will she sleep with her professor for an internship. Elle is my feminist role model
Elle Woods 4ever
I remember listening to my DAD defend Legally Blonde. An uncle was saying “Oh look, it’s that stupid movie again.” as he flipped through the channels. My dad responded with “Oh yeah, that movie where the blonde girl with great grades works really hard to get into pre-law, studies hard and proves herself to her peers and bosses while maintaining her integrity and not sleeping with her boss? What a terrible message to send girls.”
Also, I love this movie because Reese Witherspoon.
And don’t forget that she has serious female friends and wins the case by way of her specialist knowledge of so-called “feminine things” that no one else takes seriously enough to even bother with.
The movie also passes the Bechdel test.
LET’S NOT FORGET that even though it starts with a situation where two girls are rivals for the same guy, they BOTH choose to ignore the social codes (and hollywood bylaws) that tell them they should be cat-fighting and trying to one-up each other, and instead they realize that they make good working partners and better friends and screw rivalry, AND ALSO HAVE EACH OTHER’S BACKS RE: WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT. And that it portrays sororities as places where women can learn to work together and respect each other and help each other out, which sets the stage for the way Elle treats everyone she meets for the rest of the movie. OH AND IT HAS A FAT SIDE CHARACTER WHO OVERCOMES EMOTIONAL ABUSE, IS NEVER FAT-SHAMED OR USED AS THE BRUNT OF A FAT JOKE, AND LANDS THE HOTTEST MAN IN THE ENTIRE FILM.
"One of the most interesting things about Elizabeth Turner was her Kiss of Death. Throughout the trilogy, all of the men she locked lips with has died - including Sao Feng in At World’s End, and (if you want to be petty about it) her father, Weatherby Swann. Usually they would die moments after kissing her for the first time. This excludes Will Turner who has kissed her several times before and beat the odds every time. However, even he succumbed to her kiss and died as well minutes after the two were hastily married by Barbossa.
This is most likely a just coincidence and not something that was intentional, but years later it’s still fun to point out to friends and watch a dawn of realization hit their face when they realize that Pirate Queen Elizabeth may have also been the Grim Reaper.”
reminder that angina pectoris, a discomfort/pain usually caused by coronary heart disease
often has effects
on the left arm
BUT THIS WOULD EXPLAIN WHY HE WAS SO UPSET OVER THINKING HARU WAS IN THE WAY OF RIN FOLLOWING HIS DREAMS OF BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL
Because Sousuke won’t be able to follow his own dream and wants his friend to be able to do what he can’t, because a few years down the line this disease will ruin his swimming career
DO NOT GIVE ME FEELS ABOUT A CHARACTER I AM DETERMINED TO DISLIKE. STOP THAT THIS INSTANT
People destroy everything. Guess I’m people.
I am so tired and I am so angry and I am so tired of being angry
If That’s Not Beautiful (Math; prompted poem 30/52) // n.f.
After years of being told otherwise in school,
I am fed up with art teachers who have tried to prove me wrong;
Don’t you dare tell me that math is not an art.
There is beauty in completion and satisfaction
and I may not be able to be your Picasso
but I sure as hell can rationalize your fractions
and give you a worldly distraction
through the means of sheer subtraction.
"Real" artwork may pull at your heartstrings
but mathematics challenges that
by captivating your mind;
My mind refuses to sit still.
So when a demon takes control of my thoughts
I give it algebra instead
because my brain is just a stomach that refuses to feel full
so i feed it equations,
and mathematics is so beautifully foreign
that nothing else matters in life
when you dive into seemingly meaningless numbers and lines.
It is a foolproof escape from the world
and if that’s not beautiful,
then I don’t know what is.
Take a moment to realize
that numbers are not nouns;
they are adjectives.
You cannot hold 2 in the palm of your hand
but you can feel 2 hearts beating
conjoined by a love for computation.
And you cannot see a billion
but you can see the skin cells
that compose everyone you have ever loved
and if that’s not beautiful
then I don’t know what is.
Call me egotistical
but knowing that fixed answers exist
and i can find them in the matter of mere seconds
reminds me that maybe I can tackle this world
and if that’s not beautiful
then i don’t know what is.
You can travel anywhere in the world
and while symbols may be different,
if you have 57 watermelons and take 10 away,
whether you are in China or Brazil or Russia or Iceland,
you will always have 47 left.
Math, like music, is universal.
It joins us in an unfathomable way
and if that is not beautiful,
then my god I don’t know what is.
I learned two years ago
that flowers of any size, color, or shape
naturally grow petals
at precise angles
to make sure each petal gets the maximum amount of sunlight,
and plants, these insentient beings,
have spirals in numbers of a mathematical series
and if that’s not completely magical
then i don’t know what is.
Did you know
that in flat geometry
the sum of angles in all triangles
must be equal to or less than 180 degrees
but in spherical geometry
it must always be greater than 180 degrees.
And did you know
that when you take the words I write on 2D paper
and give it a 3D presentation
it hits an audience harder than you can imagine,
and we all know poetry is a form of art,
so tell me
do you still think mathematics isn’t?
Coming Out Simulator 2014 - a half-true game about half-truths
Coming Out Simulator is exactly what it says it is. It’s a free-to-play conversation simulator based on/inspired by the personal story of coming out of its creator, Nicky Case.
There’s no easy answer in Coming Out Simulator, no optimal ending to be achieved if you collect the requisite amount of points. Case based the game off a pivotal moment in his own life as a teenager. And just like in real life, the moment of “coming out” in this game is traumatic no matter which way the player chooses to approach it.
Ultimately, it’s liberating as well. But that’s not what the brunt of the experience playing Coming Out Simulator is actually like. […] There’s power in exploring a fantasy like the one in Mass Effect 3, but there’s also power in being reminded that “coming out” the way one does in that game is a fantasy, and a pretty far-fetched one for many people who faced far more difficult challenges when they actually came out.
Coming Out Simulator is a game about that second experience. It’s a painful one. But it’s also a necessary one, that I think more people who’ve never had to struggle with their own sexual identity should see for themselves.
this game made me cry omfg
I’m the steady center of a spinning world.
The cells in me are strengthening.
Suddenly there is a meadow in the ocean.
These days they’re calling me
by another name.
The clouds are placeholders
waiting for me to say something.
Anything is good enough.
For instance, let’s say the body
is another kind of evening.
And for the sake of the body, I will not speak
of the moon, of its moving parts,
pardoning my mouth.
We want to believe everything has meaning.
Plums blossom over a power grid
and I am in love again. The shame of it.
Smokestacks rise into the clouds of your face.
Ash to ash to ash.
We can not tell what is what.
I stand in a doorway, a vase
of colorless flowers. The same of it.
Thin white stems. My face, loosening
in water. How becoming of me,
this rattling meadow.
The cold cut of a star melts.
Tell me, what are we supposed to dissolve for?
The little crow of your lungs kicking
the winding manors
of the heart.
A farm hunkers down.
An antler shines cleanly in water.
Please don’t get lonely
cutting a potato in half and again.
Let the comets pass
above our heads.
These little triangles of pity
repeat a mountain range.
I am always finding ways to be offended.
I have lost my coat to no
wind. The roots of an evergreen knit me
a crown, my head in moss.
This too is a moment.
I walk around with all my violent decisions.
Once, I took a sword to the wind.
The rattling earth cut my mouth.
A tree with white limbs will grow there one day.
If I could imagine you in a field of grain working.
When the blood in my brain forms an aria,
this is the song I will give to you.
Asphalt spilling into the open field.
An ant runs across my thigh
and falls. Rain fills a construction tarp
to make the lake we swim in,
waves suffering none.
In light of the 50 Shades of Grey trailer coming out today, quick reminder that that book is about an abusive and controlling relationship, not BDSM.
Fanfiction (published or not) is important for women of all ages to explore gender roles and sexuality in a way that is less stigmatized and more accessible.
But do not do the BDSM community a disservice by calling the relationship described in the book a BDSM experience.
i need kisses and attention and alcohol