I think I had something cleverer here initially, but let's be real: this is Tumblr. It's full of cute animal pictures and shouty gifsets and fandom flailing. Sometimes I write fic and sometimes I cosplay but mostly the flailing. Who can say? I'M UNPREDICTABLE.
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chandri:

odiedragon:

solitae:

leftenantreece:

2112tryptophanbonfires:

ANNIE - Official Trailer (2014)

I’m not gonna lie, I teared up a little bit when I saw the trailer.

I’m sooo excited for this… cheese fest and all!

this is so freaking adorable and yes i cried. I can’t wait.

I CAN’T WAIT

So I’ll probably get slammed for this (because, tumblr) but here goes anyway.  Ask box is open, slam away.

When the original Little Orphan Annie was written, chronologically we were a lot closer to a time where there was a strong bias against Irish people.  By making Annie red haired, it was implied that she was of Irish descent, and by extension, the audience would have inherently known that was part of the bias against her.

Changing Annie’s race to African American replicates this same dynamic in modern society, and that’s a big part of why so many people were upset by it.  A BLACK orphan?!  Nooooooo, keep her white and red haired and cute I DON’T WANT TO DEAL WITH HOW THIS IS MAKING ME UNCOMFORTABLE.

Casting Annie as black in 2014 is a much more true to the original character than casting her as a white red head.

REBLOGGING FOR LIKE THE FOURTH TIME BECAUSE I AM SO EXCITED

SO WHO’S GONNA GO TO THE PREMIERE WITH ME THIS IS ESSENTIAL

So I’m sitting here happily eating Girl Guide cookies at my desk, when I pull one out of the box and it looks like this.

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I was about to eat it but now I’m like: what if it’s like an adder stone? I mean, I’m fairly confident that it will float in water. Does this cookie have mystical powers? Will it allow me to see the Fey? Protect me from curses and/or demonic possession and/or whooping cough? If I eat it will I be cursed? 

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Do you ever think you'll stop drawing fanart? No offense it just seems like the kind of thing you're supposed to grow out of. I'm just curious what your plans/goals are since it isn't exactly an art form that people take seriously.
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linzeestyle:

euclase:

Ah, fanart. Also known as the art that girls make.

Sad, immature girls no one takes seriously. Girls who are taught that it’s shameful to be excited or passionate about anything, that it’s pathetic to gush about what attracts them, that it’s wrong to be a geek, that they should feel embarrassed about having a crush, that they’re not allowed to gaze or stare or wish or desire. Girls who need to grow out of it.

That’s the art you mean, right?

Because in my experience, when grown men make it, nobody calls it fanart. They just call it art. And everyone takes it very seriously.

It’s interesting though — the culture of shame surrounding adult women and fandom. Even within fandom it’s heavily internalized: unsurprisingly, mind, given that fandom is largely comprised by young girls and, unfortunately, our culture runs on ensuring young girls internalize *all* messages no matter how toxic. But here’s another way of thinking about it.

Sports is a fandom. It requires zealous attention to “seasons,” knowledge of details considered obscure to those not involved in that fandom, unbelievable amounts of merchandise, and even “fanfic” in the form of fantasy teams. But this is a masculine-coded fandom. And as such, it’s encouraged - built into our economy! Have you *seen* Dish network’s “ultimate fan” advertisements, which literally base selling of a product around the normalization of all consuming (male) obsession? Or the very existence of sports bars, built around the link between fans and community enjoyment and analysis. Sport fandom is so ingrained in our culture that major events are treated like holidays (my gym closes for the Super Bowl) — and can you imagine being laughed at for admitting you didn’t know the difference between Supernatural and The X Files the way you might if you admit you don’t know the rules of football vs baseball, or basketball?

"Fandom" is not childish but we live in a culture that commodified women’s time in such away that their hobbies have to be "frivolous," because "mature" women’s interests are supposed to be caretaking, via marriage, children, and the lives of those within an imagined (generally nuclear) family unit: things that allow others to continue their own special interests, while leaving women without a space of their own.

So think about what you’re actually saying when you call someone “too old” for fandom. Because you’re suggesting they are “too old” for a consuming hobby, and I challenge you to answer — what do you think they should be doing instead?

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theyoutubewriter:

thewriting-banshee:

I can not fathom to you how annoyingly frustrated I am by Sam Peppers actions; when you dig yourself a hole and find you’re to blame, the mature thing to do is accept and own up to your actions.

Not only has this boy lied further into protecting his image and his self, he has made the situation worse by opening his mouth; he has now threatened some one who has had the courage to show the truth.

We have had numerous amounts of evidence where people have shun the light onto Sam Pepper’s true self and I find it very difficult to believe that he will find a way out of this situation.

why the hell are these tweets not covering my entire dash

fix. that.

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Microsoft has unveiled its new Windows operating system, and has given it a surprising name: Windows 10. By

Windows 8 was so bad they had to skip Windows 9 in case it was tainted by proximity. (x)

okay but WHAT ABOUT THE CURSE? The one where numerically alternate Windows versions are shit/good/shit/good? How will this apply if they’re skipping a whole number?

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Why I believe in Sitwell

shellumbo:

I saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier for the third time this afternoon, and came out even more convinced that Jasper Sitwell is a triple agent and is, in fact, working for Fury rather than Hydra. These are my reasons.

1. He gives up everything he knows way too easily.

Okay, so Sitwell is a level 7 or 8 (I forget which) SHIELD agent, which means he is not some wimp, okay? He’s probably jumped out of planes before, and he’s certainly gone through training in dealing with interrogations. He has to know that, even if Steve doesn’t push him off the roof himself, he’s not actually going to let Sitwell die. And even if he doesn’t know that, if he’s really working for Hydra, wouldn’t he die rather than give up any secrets? We’ve seen multiple Hydra agents bite the poison tooth or whatever rather than be captured.

Instead, Sitwell tells them basically everything he knows that can help them. Even once they’re in the car, he’s still telling them stuff.

2. He’s a person of color, and Hydra is based on Nazi ideology. More than that, he’s the only Latino SHIELD agent we know about. People we know are really in Hydra, like Ward, Garrett, and Pierce, are all white, and Agents of SHIELD directly addresses the Nazi issue when Skye is talking to Ward about how much he disgusts her.

3. Sitwell is an excellent patsy, per the one-shot with him and Coulson in the diner.

4. The SHIELD pin that Sitwell is wearing in the scene with Gary Shandling as the Hydra senator is interesting, I think. The senator specifically comments on it, so we are meant to take notice. It is very similar to the SHIELD pin that either May or Coulson (I can’t remember which at the moment) wears in Ragtag—a pin that came from the early days of SHIELD and can be used for communications, possibly through UHF instead of standard radio, which would make it harder for Hydra to detect if they didn’t know to look for it. Sitwell could very well be transmitting everything he hears to someone on Fury’s side.

5. The reveal of Sitwell as a bad guy doesn’t make a lot of sense. When we found out Grant Ward and John Garrett were bad guys, that was a surprise, but it felt like it fit within the mythology of the series much more than this does. Granted, we don’t know Sitwell’s backstory the way we do Ward’s, but everything we do know about him indicates that he’s a good guy, right up until the time he starts telling everyone to try to take Cap down. Which, granted, he is the one giving out the orders there. But I think you could argue that there are moments where he takes just a little longer to tell people to do certain things, moments that could give Cap just a little more time to get out.

Of course, the biggest reasons I have for thinking of Sitwell as a triple agent is that I really like the character and really like Maximiliano Hernandez. Then again, the biggest reasons I had for not believing that Coulson was dead was that I really loved the character and how Clark Gregg portrayed him, so there you go.

I’m not sure how I’m gonna deal with how the Winter Soldier apparently throws Sitwell into the path of an oncoming truck, but there are certainly plenty of work-arounds for that, too.