1. My parents have given everything, except ‘up’.
    — Alva
     
  2. 13:26 21st Apr 2014

    Notes: 83

    Reblogged from zacharyleviosa

    zacharyleviosa:

    Rape is not a plot device. Rape is not an “okay” substitute for a scene that was originally written to be consensual sex. Rape is not entertainment. 

    HBO, you have done Game of Thrones wrong. I am sorely disappointed in you for allowing such a scene to be broadcast. 

     
  3. 13:25

    Notes: 454

    Reblogged from your-watch-is-broken

    Fuck you HBO: That was consensual in the books.

    your-watch-is-broken:

    Really HBO? You not only needed to change Khal Drogo and Dany’s sex scene into a rape you made Jaime rape Cersei?

    Here is a direct fucking excerpt.

    "Hurry," she was whispering now, "quickly, quickly, now, do it now, do me now. Jaime Jaime Jaime." Her hands helped guide him. "Yes," Cersei said as he thrust, "my brother, sweet brother, yes, like that, yes, I have you, you’re home now, you’re home now, you’re home." She kissed his ear and stroked his short bristly hair. Jaime lost himself in her flesh. He could feel Cersei’s heart beating in time with his own, and the wetness of blood and seed where they were joined.

    But no sooner were they done than the queen said, “Let me up. If we are discovered like this … “

    Reluctantly he rolled away and helped her off the altar. “

    That didn’t sound like rape to me. Screw you HBO. Jaime is one of my favorite characters and if you could stop fucking up I’d appreciate it.

     
  4. 13:24

    Notes: 76

    Reblogged from westeros-side-story

    westeros-side-story:

    The “reworking” of that scene has stripped Cersei of the defining characteristic of her relationship with Jaime: her agency and choice. Cersei chooses Jaime when she has literally every other choice being made for her. How D&D could disregard this is beyond my understanding. They took what was meant to be a intimate glimpse into the nature of two very complex characters and turned it into another unnecessary show of violence against women.

     
  5. We don’t even know what the fuck sleeping is anyway. I mean what is sleeping? You shut you’re eyes, you shut off, you don’t exist in this plane and your consciousness goes somewhere else. Literally you have no memory of a giant chunk of your day and we have no problem with it, and yet we don’t connect it to any other realm or the idea of there being other dimensions. You go into another dimension when you go to sleep, you do. You shut off, you stop. For all intents and purposes you are in another dimension. And if while you’re in that other dimension you’re brain is being pumped with this psychedelic chemical that when you take it when you’re sober makes you have these incredible experiences (DMT), it just seems like a normal thing to look into.
    —  Joe Rogan
     
  6. This is my new favorite thing. Except for Tyrion. As much as I enjoy the character, Jon was enough here. 

    This is my new favorite thing. Except for Tyrion. As much as I enjoy the character, Jon was enough here. 

     
  7. image: Download

    “To perform your task as my herald, Norrin Radd, you must become far more than merely a man. I bestow upon you a part of my own Power Cosmic. You shall absorb boundless strength from the cosmos itself. Needing no food to eat. Nor water to drink. Nor air to breathe. You shall be able to transmute the elements. And to heal others as well as yourself. Cosmic bolts of awesome power shall be yours to hurl. And neither the frigid cold of the deepest space or the blazing heat of the brightest star shall harm your shielded body. Most importantly, I shall give you the means to travel faster than the fastest starship. So you may soar to the ends of the universe and beyond. Norrin Radd exists no more. You are newborn my herald. Even your mind is a new page on which I shall write. ARISE!”
-GALACTUS

    To perform your task as my herald, Norrin Radd, you must become far more than merely a man. I bestow upon you a part of my own Power Cosmic. You shall absorb boundless strength from the cosmos itself. Needing no food to eat. Nor water to drink. Nor air to breathe. You shall be able to transmute the elements. And to heal others as well as yourself. Cosmic bolts of awesome power shall be yours to hurl. And neither the frigid cold of the deepest space or the blazing heat of the brightest star shall harm your shielded body. Most importantly, I shall give you the means to travel faster than the fastest starship. So you may soar to the ends of the universe and beyond. Norrin Radd exists no more. You are newborn my herald. Even your mind is a new page on which I shall write. ARISE!

    -GALACTUS

     
  8. alvaj:

    I’ve written before about stereotypes, presentation, and perception. I’ve got to revisit these concepts in light of seeing this video of young Black and Latino men from Illinois who decided to make a video to “break down stereotypes.”

    I’m afraid they have probably only reinforced a few along the way.

    The video shows these young men around their school- posing, conversing, dancing, etc- all while “dressed up” in button downs, bow ties, blazers, and suits of course.

    They emphasize that they are scholars, athletes, future employees and employers. They not the negative images broadcast throughout the media of. They are not “gangsters and thugs.”

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    But while these young men are doing what they can to distance themselves from the negativity associated with people of color en masse in many regards, they have also distanced themselves from people who are achieving the same (if not greater?) academic and athletic success who simply don’t chose to style themselves in the same manner.

    Consider the story of Oakland teen Akintunde Ahmad, the Oakland teen who was recently accepted to all eight of our country’s Ivy League institutions. In an interview, one reporter noted that Ahmad said he’s been “judged and overlooked by his appearance.”

    Without dissecting every piece of clothing he wears, Ahmad looks closer to St. Lunatics rapper Murphy Lee, than a boardroom ready Jay Z.

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    (Ahmad/Lee)

    The point is, this guy isn’t on his “suit and tie,” and he’s had great success in academics and sports, and now has his pick of the litter in terms of college. What’s in his head matters a lot more than what’s on it. This man deserves as much respect as the ‘suit and ties.’ Perhaps he even deserves a bit more for doing what he was able to do while not choosing to advance the ideas about ‘respectable clothing.’

    While I’m aware that they boys behind the video are trying to breakdown stereotypes, they should be informed that “the masters tools will never dismantle the masters house.” I know they’re navigating difficult, dangerous, spaces but without acknowledging the ability to achieve while also styling themselves in any way they see fit, they’ve reinforced the belief that the clothes make them man. They say that what we should not be wary of them, not because they are human beings deserving of equal respect instead of prejudice, but because “We wear suits like respectable folk!”

    This message is rooted in the desire and, in some cases, the need for greater assimilation by marginalized populations seeking to avoid the danger of violent, prejudiced observers. People of color are subject to the White gaze, and often victims of it. The observations of the majority become the message, and what they do not understand become demonized. Therefor, when the majority sees styles, trends, and/or articles of clothing that they do not understand they become anathema to the group in power. They can’t recognize the value of a person beyond that, so there must not be any value in the person. These are the aforementioned dangerous spaces I know these men and myself are negotiating. 

    But there is grave danger in validating these notions by pairing the concept of scholarship and success with the images of “well dressed” men. It is done at the expense of those who simply don’t comply with the prevailing sentiments of an overwhelmingly racist power structure.

    In a way, both the Illinois boys styling and Ahmad’s styling operate as camouflage. The ‘suit and ties’ hope to make themselves invisible to the negative White gaze. They will ‘blend in’ a bit better. Ahmad, on the other hand, will blend in with the perceived ‘thugs and gangsters’ of the world. Those in power will not be able to distinguish him from others in similar skin the same way that they are able to with the ‘suits and ties,’ despite him being quite distinguished.

    Saddest of all, this will not just occur with those in power. Not only will a White onlooker perceive danger in Ahmad and comfort in suit and ties, but so will the person of color. This video, along with countless messages Black men receive from their fellows and mentors before going into academic spaces or professional spaces, says, “If you can show them you can be like them then they wont hate me. They wont hurt me. They’ll help me.”

    It’s not that it’s false in every case. It’s not that it’s true in every case. The point is, whether I’m wearing a fitted or a fedora, “Aint I a [human]?”

     
  9. Bishop, blessing some sentinels. 

     
  10. Oh. My. Goddess.

     
  11. This scene is gonna be bananas. 

     
  12. alvaj:

    It’s nothing new,

    But my nephew is,

    A year old next month,

    A new life, 

    Born to an old world,

    His first weekend walking,

    I’m confronted by the fear,

    Of him walking home,

    Alone, 

    Or someone tailing his rear.

    I have three now,

    And the oldest does walk in this world,

    Born to an…

     
  13. Genius

     
  14. Salome by Rafal Olbinski looks like the cover for a new Drake album. 
Eye on the Prize, or something.

    Salome by Rafal Olbinski looks like the cover for a new Drake album. 

    Eye on the Prize, or something.

     
  15. Bryan Singer is rewriting X-Men history and world history.

    http://www.25moments.com