Yūga being extra smooth while performing Moonlight Legend at Japan Expo (x)
Tuxedo Mask becomes so much more compelling to me when played by a woman, sign me up, I am HERE for this.
that wink, omg
tumblr alt culture might tend towards the self-important and it’s cathartic to make fun of it every once and a while, but ultimately it’s a harmless, if not outright positive, force. it’s giving a bunch of weird teens emotional support, community, and an outlet for their weird teen bullshit at a time in their lives when they need all three
like, every so often some fool tween knee-deep in “uwu” soft-grunge shibboleth puts a trigger warning on a picture of Pikachu because it’s looking straight at the viewer. that’s patently absurd, it’s funny. but it’s an act motivated by sensitivity and an (extremely misplaced) sense of social responsibility. those are fundamentally good things. hopefully that kid is gonna grow up and use that energy in a more sensible, helpful way. this is a callous world, and we need all the empathy we can get.
from what i’ve seen, the cultures that harp on this sort of behavior or treat it like a genuine threat (read: 4chan) follow up with a contempt for women/minorities that they don’t even bother trying to hide any more. if you think a bunch of excitable kids drawing POC Original Characters with undercuts and heterochromia for comics they’re never going to make are a negative presence in this world (or even in your life), you’ve really got to reevaluate your priorities
so godspeed you little weirdos (former little weirdo, now large weirdo, speaking). i hope you have fulfilling lives and never stop looking out for your fellow human being, even if i never want to see another post about Sailor Moon again
god bless the tumblr teens, honestly and truly
all I really want in life is a weeaboo vs anglophile death match
IN THIS CORNER, ORIENTALISM AND BUTCHERED JAPANESE!
AND IN THIS CORNER, BRITISH IMPERIALISM AND BENDYDICK CUMMERBUND!
WEEABOO VS. TEABOO.
ONLY ONE CULTURAL FETISH MAY LEAVE.
I didn’t understand that reference at first so I looked it up and apparently there were fifty-seven academics who theorized that Shakespeare was gay/bisexual.
Also, sonnet 57 is supposed to be about a guy that Shakespeare was in love with.
The Doctor remarks at one point in this episode that a skull looks like that of a Sycorax. Shakespeare claims he’s using that word, as he likes it. There is a Shakespeare character called Sycorax. #researchpayskids
I’m watching X-Men (2000) and holy shit everyone looks so young. Hugh Jackman looks like a goddamn college student. Anna Paquin was practically a fetus.
And then there’s Patrick Stewart. He looks the same as I imagine he did in 976 AD.
couldn’t find a picture from then but here he is around 30 AD
like tbh i feel like my problem with the “dark and gritty!!” trend in modern stories is this
there’s this idea in our culture that cynicism is realistic? that only children believe in happy endings, that people are ultimately selfish and greedy and seeing with clear eyes means seeing the world as an awful place
that idealism is— easy, i guess. butterflies and sunshine and love are easy things to have in your head.
but i’ve known since i was fifteen that idealism— faith in humanity— optimism— is the most difficult thing in the entire world.
i constantly struggle to have faith in humanity, because it’s really, really easy to lose it. it’s easy to look at the news and go “what were you expecting? of course humans behave this way.” it’s easy to see the world and go “ugh, there’s no hope there.” and the years when i believed that were easy. miserable— but easy.
it is hard work to see the good in people. it is hard work to hope. it is hard work to keep faith and love and joy and appreciation for beauty in my daily life.
and when moviemakers and tv producers and writers go “omg!!! all characters are selfish and act poorly and don’t love each other, nothing ever happens that is happy or good, that’s so much more realistic, that’s so much more adult”
no, it’s not
it’s the most childish thing i can imagine.
Born in Hong Kong and now based in Pittsburgh, PA, artist Bovey Lee painstakingly hand cuts astonishingly intricate designs and scenes on large sheets of thin Chinese rice paper. These mesmerizing works are as awesomely detailed as they are delicate. Look closely and you’ll discover cityscapes hidden among leaves and grass or cars driving along what you first took to be blades of grass. Practically weightless all by them selves, Lee mounts her fragile cut paper pieces on silk before they’re hung on gallery walls.
Visit Bovey Lee’s cut paper gallery to check out more of her amazing cut paper creations.
Saving Face (2012), acid attacks on women in Pakistan
Meanwhile, in America, feminists are complaining about how dress codes are oppressive.
You idiots have never experienced oppression, and pray you never do, because this is what it looks like.
As a South Asian American feminist, let me remind everyone that oppression is not a competition.
Just because we fight one type of sexism doesn’t mean we don’t care about other instances of sexism that don’t affect us directly in our day to day lives.
My heart goes out to this woman and the hundreds of other victims like her. I want to educate people about these kinds of incidents. I support organizations that help women like this.
You may think that dress code issues are trivial, but they are related to a larger issue of women’s bodily autonomy, which affects women’s health and safety.
So please, let’s try to bring awareness and bring about change instead of insulting entire groups of people because they are facing issues that are less scary than the one presented.
“oppression is not a competition”
thank you so much for this wording
By focusing on the issues of women abroad, and believing that in comparison, there is equality in the United States, you are being explicitly racist - those people have color have so much work to do that we developed world/white people have already done. It also paints a completely monolithic depiction of the countries and cultures being discussed that translates directly to explicit racism when those cultures are encountered here. Instead of pitying other countries’ women, work to end world wide sexist ideology (women’s bodily autonomy as the last poster pointed out) in your own space.