there is no “tumblr hivemind” tumblr does not “contradict itself” nor is tumblr “welcoming and accepting” tumblr is not a single person it’s a fuckton of people with different opinions. those two contradictory text posts by sj bloggers you saw today were made by different people
This has been a psa about Aesthetic Attraction by me
"Don’t take ~chemicals~ like prozac, I heard you can get the same effect by eating 19 oranges a day, that’s only 570 oranges a month!!!"
"Yeah I know you have horrible panic attacks but like, have you tried yoga?"
"Yeah I understand depression completely stops you from doing everyday tasks AND that you then feel guilty about that… But you have to just power through it and get on with things as normal!"
pacific rim is 100% tropes and clichès tbh
And it’s 100% the point. It’s a sendup/tribute to old Mech Anime.
Pacific Rim, 2013
Pacific Rim doesn’t do this. Mankind bands together for a true world war. There are already enough monsters coming for them; they do not need to become monstrous themselves. The monsters they create are not beasts but guards and armor to protect, not universally destroy. The jaegers rarely deliberately destroy massive structures (remember Lady Danger carefully stepping over a large walkway and nimbly navigating between buildings during the fight in Hong Kong). The pilots in the jaegers are very human and imperfect but are still heroes. They may have created monsters, but they did not become them.
Everyone and their mother has lauded this, but it bears repeating: in Pacific Rim, mankind’s power is not in its capacity for destruction or power or control or harnessing its deepest instincts but instead in its humanity—its ability to rebuild, to persevere, to empathize and to understand.
Who is this doll, she is so cute??
She’s one of the ‘Inner Monster’ Monster High dolls. Spooky Sweet, if I’m correct.
white male leftist who’s never gone hungry/lived off of food stamps his entire life (via aloofshahbanou)
I hate it when people politicize food consumption
Like you never had only $20 in your bank account and could only afford to eat Kraft for a week man
Shut the fuck up.
I understand that Monsanto is the devil and I hate them and I hate monoculture agriculture too
But don’t penalize the people who don’t have the means to make a ~*~ideological lifestyle~*~ out of their food choices
Feeling this so much lately. Recognize people’s economic realities.
Recognize people’s economic realities.
YES. (via mirandaadria)
*celebrates finneryders win by designing more for jinafire*
ignore the colors on that second look until i figure out what im doing with my life thnx
This one is for mynamesdrstuff, who asked how to write a classist character.
- Classist characters don’t have to be mean. As in, they don’t have to be willfully malicious about their classism. Classism is a systemic form of prejudice in which both individuals and the society/system at large treat people differently based on their class or perceived class. A person does not have to be cackling and twirling a handlebar mustache while kicking orphans in order to achieve this. They can, in fact, be perfectly cordial with a world of sympathy in their eyes while telling the homeless man that they won’t hire him because he’s probably a drunk. They can even smile while offering pay for rehab. If they make the assumption that homeless = drunk without any proof beyond their own suppositions, they’re still classist. So the first step to writing a classist character is to accept that a whole range of actions from well-meaning to mean-spirited fall under the classist banner. Understand that you need to write your classist character as having motivations that span that range. (Or, at least, a human-sized portion of it.) Displaying classist characters too narrowly (especially if you’re narrowed in on the evil end) means that readers are going to get a warped vision of what classism is. We need to see classists as squishy and human, not in an attempt to forgive/absolve them, but because squishy human problems need squishy human solutions. Coming at things from a cartoon villain angle just compounds the issue.
- A character with down syndrome who has no cognitive impairments, because not all people with down syndrome do but you wouldn’t know from the media
- A character who does have cognitive impairments and is shown to be in a loving relationship because cognitive impairments do not stop a person from having sexual and romantic desires
- A character with autism who is not portrayed as a victim or as a burden on their family, because autistic =/= broken
- A character who suffers from some form of psychotic illness such as schizophrenia that is portrayed in a way that is actually realistic and is in no way a serial killer or violent criminal because most mentally ill people are never violent.
- A character with bipolar disorder who is not cured by the power of love, but instead managed long term by a combination of medication, therapy, and their own hard work and determination
- A character with ANY mental illness that is not cured by the power of love
- Seriously, love is not a cure
- Depression and anxiety not being portrayed as cute/special/quirky
- A character with OCD who is not obsessive about cleanliness
- A character with tourettes who has never called out obscene things in public
- A character with a physical disability who is portrayed as a normal person, with normal needs and not some asexual angelic inspiration
- An asexual character who is not portrayed as shy, introverted and emotionless
And last but not least:
- Make these characters a diverse range of genders, sexualities, and of all races and ethnicity.