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8:53am July 26, 2014

crocobaby:

Do you think every president goes through a awkward first few weeks in office when they’re not sure when’s the right time to ask if aliens are real or not?

8:53am July 26, 2014

floozys:

there’s a lot of unspoken pressure to keep liking the things you used to like and to keep dressing the way you’ve always dressed and to never question what you believe in and basically “be yourself” has slowly morphed into “be what everyone knows you as” but trust me when i say if you just give it up and simply make decisions and take actions based purely on what would make you happy, you’ll gain a very comforting sense of self peace   

8:27pm July 25, 2014

How to Write Women of Color and Men of Color if you are White.

kaylapocalypse:

A colleague of mine was talking to me recently about her misgivings about her capabilities regarding writing Women of Color. She wanted very badly to include several WOC characters in her sci-fantasy series, but she had some concerns about correct portrayal and writing them in a way that wouldn’t instantly piss people off. I told her I would write something about it that might help. So, here we have it: How to write POC without pissing everyone off and doing a horrible job.

In general, it comes down to three things. Research, Persistence and Consideration. Also. for the point of this essay, I am going to use Black women, Native Women and Mixed Race women as they each represent different individual (yet very important) racial struggles that need consideration.

1. Research is by far the most important thing. EVER. For this example, I am going to use black women.

It is important to start by trying your hardest to forget anything you think you know about black women and black female identity. As a white person, anything you would know about them you probably learned from media that is not controlled by or monitored by black women themselves. Meaning that it is likely not a good representation of black women at all. Or maybe you just have a black friend.

Which you should consider in the same way you would a control group for a science experiment.

One or two subjects would not provide conclusive evidence in regards to any hypothesis. Having one or two or even five black friends can’t help you with understanding the complex history of black discourse….

In order to start from scratch, I would first spend some time reading literature written by black women for black women. Learning the way black women have discourse among each other is the first step to understanding their perspective AND emulating their voice. Literature is the genre of media where POC have the most liberty (unlike film) to discuss certain topics or parts of their identity.

Then, I would delve into “complaints”. There are thousands upon thousands of articles where black women complain about their portrayal in media. These complaints are both valid and often eloquently expressed. It is important for you to know, what things black women (WOC) are already so fucking tired of seeing in regards to incorrect or offensive portrayals of themselves. Not only will it help you avoid making the same mistakes as white writers before you (an example of this: Arthur Golden and the hot mess that is Memoirs of a Geisha), But it will also get you upset about certain ways black women (POC women in general) are portrayed, and make you want to write them better. This can improve your writing in that not only will you avoid being offensive, but you now have the chance to be progressive and kick stereotypes out the window! 

Finally, I would take some time to follow some tumblr blogs that are run by the group you’re trying to write. This part of the research can really help because you’ll get a first hand, contemporary dialogue about issues within the specific POC community.  Which leads me to my second topic…

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8:05pm July 25, 2014
little-chelsea:

HAHAHAHHAHAHA

little-chelsea:

HAHAHAHHAHAHA

8:05pm July 25, 2014

greenseer:

i dont believe in trans “headcanons” i believe in spreading the truth about fictional characters, and the truth is, they are trans

6:28pm July 25, 2014

how hard is it for people to not support/engage in oppressive and shitty behavior

i just want to listen to music and watch movies and EXIST without being surrounded by toxic messages

6:23pm July 25, 2014

m7angela:

Ok, so what you wrote Anon, is TOTALLY CANON so I had to draw it!!! and probably will draw sth off this headcanon (which is canon thing that happens) again in the future

5:22pm July 25, 2014
nishimikan:

why did being a weeaboo become acceptable again
(applies to all you weebs making jokes about “senpai” and “kouhai” and calling each other ___-kun or ___-sama or whatecer)
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nishimikan:

why did being a weeaboo become acceptable again

(applies to all you weebs making jokes about “senpai” and “kouhai” and calling each other ___-kun or ___-sama or whatecer)

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5:06pm July 25, 2014
  • Me: *Watching Mulan* *Awesome drumbeat starts*
  • Me: I will not sing.
  • Me: I will not sing.
  • Me: I will n- LET'S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS.
4:23pm July 25, 2014
someone came up to visit (and doesn’t know how to hold still for pictures)

someone came up to visit (and doesn’t know how to hold still for pictures)