Nonsensical Babblings

dudewithabow:

"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]

[W]e know precisely why it is that women and their influence within YA fiction—their building of YA fiction—falls into the margins. We know why it is that men like John Green write Love Stories and women like Sarah Dessen write Romances. We know why it is that a World War II novel like Marcus Zusak’s The Book Thief sees much more recognition and receives more accolades than Ruta Sepetys’ World War II novel Between Shades of Gray. It’s not the quality. It’s the way the system is built that makes women the outsiders in the category of fiction they made.

Kelly Jensen, A Censored History of Ladies in YA Fiction

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."

Read the whole article here.

(via summerscourtney)

technicoloresque:

talisguy:

atla-gifs:

toph putting up posters

requested by tempesteacup

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

naamahdarling:

shaddy24:

deathmetallife:

stvkln:

sassy-snow-queen:

littleangrykitten:

ejacutastic:

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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.

itsbollywood:


"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. 

itsbollywood:

"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. 

wombatking:

mechinaries:

inspired by this post


They really are the best bros.

wombatking:

mechinaries:

inspired by this post

They really are the best bros.

Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador: HEEY B'Y HOW'S SHE GOIN' B'Y I'S THE B'Y WHO BUILDS THE BOAT AND I'S THE B'Y WHO SAILS HER
Nova Scotia: Let's sing sea shanties while we go fishing and get drunk
Prince Edward Island: POTATOES
New Brunswick: FUCK YEAH WE HAVE CONCERTS
Quebec: Je ne sais pas goddamn flat tire de tabernacle we want to be our own goddamn country poutine
Ontario: Nothing above Southern Ontario exists, eh?
Manitoba: Holy shit it's cold
Saskatchewan:
Alberta: YEEEEE HAW IT'S LIKE WE'RE THE SOUTHERN STATES PART OF CANADA
British Columbia: I'm sorry I can't hear you at this altitude, also want to get high?
Yukon: Look at me I'm next to Alaska
Northwest Territories: William and Kate were here heeeeeey
Nunavut: LOOK HOW FUCKING BIG I AM LOL GOOD LUCK COLOURING ME IN BY THE END OF CLASS

wingthingaling:

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/

via Ufunk.net

"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.”

itswalky:

yay—stefon:

Louis C.K.’s opening monologue on SNL.

wombatking:

secretlystephaniebrown:

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?