"So, er, for the non South Asians in the audience who perhaps didn’t understand why there was applause, the British built a really extensive railway system throughout India before they left, and it wasn’t so much for transportation for the Indian people, it was because it’s really hard to plunder on foot."
Hari Kondabolu’s joke about the British colonisation of India [x]
This is an incredible article about the work women writers have done to make YA what it is today—and how often and how HARD we work to we neglect that very important part of the category’s history—especially when we want to credit it with anything good.
Or, as Kelly so eloquently put it, "S. E. Hinton’s story foreruns those of other women in YA fiction. While YA was allowed to grow and develop, too often, the work women did laying down the tracks to its success was recognized not on its own merits but because of the approval of their expressed work by men."
toph putting up posters
One of the many, many, many things I can’t believe about this show is that they managed to make a running gag out of a person’s blindness, and yet it NEVER gets offensive.
#and also gave us a character whose disability was a major part of her character amd powers and worldview#without having it be her single defining trait#and never overcompensating by making her superfucking invincible either#avatar the last airbender
Faith in humanity restored! Never judge a book by its cover!
I’m actually sobbing
Seen this before. Sob’d the first time. Doing it again.
Bless them.. I like bikers even more now.
I’ve seen this story before, I always feel happy when I read it.
I love these people so much.
"Hollywood filmmakers do not write good substantive roles for Indian actors. Indian actors usually only get to be the nurse or hero’s roommate, the sidekick, the bit part. They are stereotyped. Even the biggest Indian stars can at best aspire for meaningful cameos. On the rare occasion they do get a slightly more substantial role it’s only to add an ‘exotic’ element to the film. Indian characters make little impact to the central themes of Hollywood films. Gravity provides a classic case. Everyone remembers George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. Poor Phaldut Sharma is easily forgotten. Of course, there are productions like Life of Pi and Slumdog Millionaire that have a heavy Indian presence. But these are India-centric scripts that simply cannot do without Indian actors. Hollywood filmmakers view Indian characters through the prism of social realities in their country. ”- Imran Khan
#i used to really like acting and i considered doing drama in high school #but when i realized that if i wanted to do anything important with that i’d have to move to india #i changed my mind and decided to focus on science and english #and that is why representation is important.
The phantasmagorical and surreal animal sculptures by Canadian artist Ellen Jewett. Between dream and nightmare, some strange creations born of a symbiosis between organic and mechanical elements, a meeting between fantasy, gothic and steampunk. Some very detailed sculptures in clay on a metal frame.
Visit her website at http://www.creaturesfromel.ca/
"It also made me realize how much people diminish and poo-poo the real power and strength of female friendship, especially between women, which is either supposed to descend into some kind of male lesbian love scene porn fantasy or be dismissed as meaningless or be re-written as a story of competition. Here’s the truth: friendships between women are often the deepest and most profound love stories, but they are often discussed as if they are ancillary, “bonus” relationships to the truly important ones. Women’s friendships outlast jobs, parents, husbands, boyfriends, lovers, and sometimes children….
…This was a snapshot of what my own deep friendships could lead to: transformation. I saw, on that afternoon, that it’s possible to transcend the limits of your skin in a friendship. That a friend can take you out of the boxes you’ve made for yourself and burn them up. This kind of friendship is not a frivolous connection, a supplementary relationship to the ones we’re taught and told are primary – spouses, children, parents. It is love.”
Marvel: *makes Avengers*
Marvel: *makes Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, and Captain America sagas*
Marvel: *makes Agents of Shield*
Marvel: *makes Guardians of the Galaxy*
Marvel: *makes Black Widow movie*
DC: hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…… MORE BATMAN.
Has Marvel actually confirmed the Black Widow movie?