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My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.

And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.

Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope (via feministquotes)

This is truly annoying, but I must gripe:

Gamora does not become Starlord’s girlfriend, nor did she teach him or mentor him. I’m not saying that her role in the movie didn’t have some problems, she does have fuck-all to do in the finale after girl-fighting with her sister, but yeah.

This trope doesn’t apply exactly to Guardians. All the characters had stories that were big and important to them. Any one of them could have been the lead, that was the point. Quill was the focus character because not an alien (also likely because white, straight, funny fella). And in the end success was only achieved through them all pulling together and being willing to lose everything for a greater good.

Still a bit bullshit, but not the same exact kind of bullshit.

Cross Out What You’ve Done

tall-soy-latte:

Cross out what you’ve done:

Appearance

  • I have/had piercings besides the ears.
  • I want piercings besides the ears.
  • I have a scar.
  • I tan easily.
  • I wish my hair was a different color. 
  • I have friends who have never seen my natural hair color.
  • I have/want a tattoo.
  • I can be self-conscious about my appearance.
  • I have/had braces
  • I have more than two piercings. 

Embarrassment

  • Disney movies still make me cry sometimes. (still as in, if I watch some of the older ones in this day and age)
  • I’ve laughed so hard I’ve cried.
  • I’ve glued my hand to something. 
  • I’ve laughed until some kind of beverage came out of my nose
  • I’ve had my pants rip in public.
  • I’ve touched something sharp/hot/etc to see if it would hurt.(I’ve also stapled my finger for the hell of it)

Health

  • I’ve gotten stitches.
  • I’ve broken or dislocated a bone.
  • I’ve had my tonsils removed.
  • I’ve had my wisdom teeth removed.
  • I’ve had chicken pox.

Travel

  • I’ve been to Florida.
  • I’ve driven/ridden over 200 miles in one day.
  • I’ve been on a plane.
  • I’ve been to California
  • I’ve been to Asia.
  • I’ve been to Niagara Falls.
  • I’ve been to Vanuatu or the Mystery Islands.
  • I’ve been to the Caribbean.
  • I’ve been to Europe.

Experiences

  • I’ve gotten lost in my city.
  • I’ve seen a shooting star.
  • I’ve wished on a shooting star.
  • I’ve seen a meteor shower.
  • I’ve gone out in public in my pyjamas.
  • I’ve pushed all the buttons on an elevator.
  • I’ve slapped someone.
  • I’ve kissed someone underwater.
  • I’ve chugged something.
  • I’ve crashed a car.  (well, a car crashed into me, but it was entirely my fault)
  • I’ve been skiing.
  • I’ve been in a musical. 
  • I’ve auditioned for something.
  • I’ve been on stage.
  • I’ve caught a snowflake on my tongue.
  • I’ve sat on a rooftop at night.
  • I’ve pranked someone.
  • I’ve ridden in a taxi.

Honesty / Crime

  • I’ve been threatened to be arrested.
  • I’ve done something I promised someone I wouldn’t.
  • I’ve done something I promised myself I wouldn’t.
  • I’ve snuck out.
  • I’ve lied about my whereabouts.
  • I’ve cheated while playing a game.
  • I’ve been in a fist fight.

Death

  • I’m afraid of dying.
  • I hate funerals.
  • I’ve seen someone/something die.
  • Someone I know has attempted/committed suicide.
  • I have attempted suicide.
  • I’ve thought about suicide before.
  • I’ve written a eulogy for myself.

Materialism

  • I own over 5 rap CD’s.
  • I’m obsessed with anime/manga.
  • I collected comic books.
  • I own a lot of makeup.
  • I own something from Pac Sun.
  • I own something from The Gap.
  • I own something I got on E-Bay.
  • I own something from Abercrombie.
  • I thrive on compliments.
  • I thrive on hate.

Random

  • I can sing low key.
  • I’ve stolen a tray from a fast food restaurant.
  • I open up to others easily.
  • I watch the news occasionally or always.
  • I don’t like to kill bugs.
  • I sing in the shower.
  • I’m a morning person.
  • I’m a sports fanatic.
  • I twirl my hair.
  • I care about grammar.
  • I love to spam friends. (hehehe)
  • I’ve copied more than 30 CD’s in a day.
  • I bake well.
  • I would wear pajamas to school.
  • I like Martha Stewart.
  • I laugh at my own jokes.
  • I eat fast food weekly.
  • I’ve not turned something in and still got an A in a certain class.
  • I can’t sleep if there’s a spider in the room.
  • I’m really ticklish.
  • I like white chocolate.
  • I bite/used to bite my nails.
  • I’m good at remembering names.
  • I’m good at remembering dates.  
  • I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life.

People

  • ..used to ask if I was anorexic/bulimic. 
  • ..called me fat.
  • ..have said I’m skinny.
  • ..have said I’m ugly.
  • ..have said I’m pretty.
  • ..have spread rumors about me.
  • ..force me to eat.
  • ..say I eat too much.
  • ..say I eat too little.

Eating

  • I’ve lost weight quickly.
  • I’ve gained weight quickly. 
  • I’m at my thinnest.
  • I’m at my biggest.
  • I’ve lost weight and kept it off.
  • I’ve lost weight, but gained it back.
  • My weight affects my mood.
  • I diet.
  • I’m vegan/vegetarian.
  • I exercise. Sometimes.
  • I’ve fainted from exhaustion.

Family

  • I’ve sworn at my parents.
  • I’ve planned to run away from home before.
  • I’ve run away from home. (rather, I tried to.)
  • I have a sibling less than one year old.
  • I want kids in the future. 
  • I’ve had kids.
  • I’ve lost a child.

Relationships

  • I’m engaged.
  • I’m married.
  • I’m single. 
  • I’ve gone on a blind date.
  • I have/had a friend with benefits.
  • I miss someone right now.
  • I have a fear of abandonment.
  • I’ve gotten divorced.
  • I’ve had feelings for someone who didn’t have them back.
  • Someone has/had feelings for me when I didn’t have them back.
  • I’ve told someone I loved them when I didn’t.
  • I’ve told someone I didn’t love them when I did.
  • I’m a cuddler.
  • I’ve been kissed in the rain.
  • I’ve hugged a stranger.
  • I’ve kissed a stranger.

Bad times

  • I regularly drink.
  • I can’t swallow pills
  • I can swallow numerous pills at a time without difficulty.
  • I’ve been diagnosed with depression at some point.
  • I have/had anxiety problems.
  • I shut others out when I’m upset.
  • I don’t have anyone to talk to when I’m upset about something personal.
  • I have taken/take anti-depressants.
  • I’ve slept an entire day before. 
  • I’ve plotted revenge.

well.

reuniclusjelly:

it’s me reuniclus

let me tell you

ok so here

I need money to buy smash bros for my sister and to buy lots of omelettes for myself (I’m not kidding I really love omelettes like holy shit you don’t even know. I walk past the café and I’m like man….)

"reuniclus get a job" well that’s very nice…

chakrabot:

slitheringink:

artofcarmen:

fyeahwhovians:

raygender:

themediafix:

Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be. Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe

they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that

This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American

I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.
In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.
I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.
Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.

Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.
-Morgan
P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.

“ limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more”
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
DO YOU WANT THIS? NO?? CLICK THE LINK. REBLOG.

chakrabot:

slitheringink:

artofcarmen:

fyeahwhovians:

raygender:

themediafix:

Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.

This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be. 

Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe

they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that

This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American

I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.

In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.

I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.

Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.

Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.

-Morgan

P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.

“ limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more”

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

DO YOU WANT THIS? NO?? CLICK THE LINK. REBLOG.

Blugh, days off ruined

I was feeling sick as hell yesterday and I was determined to wake up on time today and get going on stuff and then I have a nightmare about Lisa Trevor.

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She’s a Resident Evil monster from the Gamecube remake who wasn’t SUPER DANGEROUS, nor was she fast, nor was she omnipresent like Nemesis.

But she scares the shit out of me. She’s just off and broken and when you are with her, you’re TRAPPED with her and that’s what was going on in my dream. I was in her labyrinth and she was chasing me and yeah.

So that kinda fucked up my sleepness and here it is, noon, and I’m just waking up.

Damn you, Lisa Trevor.

when u come home and take off your bra

pixelkitties:

sallychanscraps:

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Oh glob, yes.  It’s just like that. 

tanmanscabana:

IT’S HAPPENING!

That’s right folks, I need to get myself some cash bad, soon, and fast.

What better way than to slash all my commission prices to 5 bucks? There’s probably a few, but this is my only resort right now.

Anyway, Everything is 5 bucks now, for a limited time! If you want yourself  some pone, hit me up so we can talk about it on skype or steam or whatever, or, if you have any questions, ask me here.

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urdchama:

americanninjax:

jmkitsune:

sassyqunari:

shingekinosantatitan:

Can we just take a moment to appreciate Within Temptation’s cover of Radioactive? 

o.o dear GOD what is this musical gift from the GODS?!

Soooooo gooood.

Righteous.

real-faker:

sesamestreet:

Cookie Monster.

John Oliver.

The last word on news.

(And we agree: his tie looks a lot like a cookie.)

Did they just—-