I reject reality and substitute fiction

toastbabeis:

is katniss gonna be in the movie

Spoiler alert: According to the book, yes. But it’s kind of ironic that she’s missing from the publicity, since the whole point of the book was that she was a symbol of the revolution, but was really just a puppet and figurehead. 

problackgirl:

televisionamist:

problackgirl:

*bully pushes you*

*you push bully back*

bully: wtf you piece of shit, that’s reverse bullying

This argument makes the very opposite point that you think it’s making. 

Two people pushing each other are fighting, and are both now aggressors. The moment you fight back against a bully, you become a bully yourself. 

If you’re trying to make a social justice argument, your analogy is backfiring. 

"The moment you fight back against a bully, you become a bully yourself", what type of bullshit???? You didn’t even try at all. I hope you never raise children.

I hope I don’t either. 

If you thought I was trying to expand the metaphor to say people who fight against racism are racists too, you’d be wrong; I don’t. 

i just saw someone saying that felicity is a love interest while laurel, sara and thea kick ass. i thing those people missed about half of season 2. haters are on a roll.
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prattschris:

hmmmm. let’s see here. felicity does not kick ass at all. in fact, all she’s ever done is

  • go undercover in an underground casino which was, of course, a risk
  • literally took a bullet for sara.
  • stabbed slade - A DUDE WHO HAD A FUCKING SWORD AT HER THROAT - with the cure
  • once again put herself out there as bait to catch the dollmaker
  • kind of countlessly saves everyone ass with her tech skills

like just because she isn’t punching people or shooting things at people doesn’t mean she doesn’t kick ass like jfc when will people realize this.

Not only does it demean female power to physical brute force, it ignores the real strength these ladies have. 

Laurel is not at her most badass when she’s kicking ass. (She’s only done it a few times, and it was all in self-defense. Appropriate, since it was self-defense training.) Laurel shines when she’s being a lawyer: defending Oliver, fairly prosecuting Moira, arm-twisting her father out of jail. 

Sara is a survivor, warping her moral compass just enough to stay alive but not so much as to lose it. She defeats assassins with clever planting of traps. And her biggest skill is her ability to evoke loyalty from almost anyone. 

As for Thea, she does relatively little ass-kicking. Girl quickly matured from spoiled, angry teen to responsible, angry club owner. In a year

As for Felicity, there’s nothing that needs to be said that you haven’t brought up. 

Women on Arrow are awesome. 

I want to see just a hint of this in Steve. 

A Cap that has grieved his loss and reclaimed his optimism, one who can drop a joke not at his expense and can have fun with his new physique. 

raggedypendragons:

girls don’t want boys, girls want a soaking wet natalie dormer telling katie mcgrath to do her

To be fair, some boys want that more than girls, too. 

lordandgodoftheobvious:

televisionamist:

problackgirl:

*bully pushes you*

*you push bully back*

bully: wtf you piece of shit, that’s reverse bullying

This argument makes the very opposite point that you think it’s making. 

Two people pushing each other are fighting, and are both now aggressors. The moment you fight back against a bully, you become a bully yourself. 

If you’re trying to make a social justice argument, your analogy is backfiring. 

That is the most limp-wristed, pathetic…soggy non-logic I’ve ever heard tell of.

No kidding. That’s why the bullying analogy is terrible. 

In real life, a bully does not have any power over you. They’re just a jerk ignoring the social contract, inviting you to do the same. That’s why you tell your kids not to hit back, because it’s never “defending yourself” or other lies you tell yourself; it’s perpetuating the cycle of violence. 

In cases of racism, the bully in the analogy actually does have power, and a person fighting back is taking a swing at a corrupt social contract. When PoC refuse to allow white people to hold universal power over them, suddenly that power structure is threatened, and one of two things happen: 

  1. The bully backs down, realizing they no longer have power they once did. 
  2. The bully takes another swing, and ends up looking like an asshole. 

The analogy diminishes the entire anti-racism movement to two kids in a tussle on the playground. 

Wash, rince, repeat this argument for sexism, homophobia, et al. 

itsarrowbaby:

ah-maa-zing:

youreallysoldit:

this makes so much sense tho, like I’ve always wondered why she would take a job in an IT department considering her skill level. But with this, it makes sense that she’d want a life as a ‘boring IT girl’ after her ex was busted by the FBI for hacking. And it also explains why she was hesitant at first to be helping Oliver out, but drawn to it at the same time. 

Yep. And also? "Hacking is a hobby….which I do not engage in”. 
Everything about Felicity just became so much clearer…

"Hacking is such an ugly word…"


How many Warblers is she going to date? 

itsarrowbaby:

ah-maa-zing:

youreallysoldit:

this makes so much sense tho, like I’ve always wondered why she would take a job in an IT department considering her skill level. But with this, it makes sense that she’d want a life as a ‘boring IT girl’ after her ex was busted by the FBI for hacking. And it also explains why she was hesitant at first to be helping Oliver out, but drawn to it at the same time. 

Yep. And also? "Hacking is a hobby….which I do not engage in”. 

Everything about Felicity just became so much clearer…

"Hacking is such an ugly word…"

How many Warblers is she going to date? 

scottisqueer:

lotrlockedwhovian:

fortylinestare:

someone made a really good point in the commentary of a post once which basically boiled down to the fact that james and lily’s patronuses are complements of each other (stag / doe) as opposed to snape and lily’s (doe / doe) which just goes to show how love and obsession are not the same thing at all thank u for ur time

whoa.

As much as I agree that Snape’s feelings for Lily were messed up, this still pisses me the fuck off. It’s way too close to the idea that same-sex love is narcissistic and obsessive as opposed to heterosexual love which is meaningful and pure and real.

Patronuses (Patroni?) are weird because in some cases they represent a person’s natural inclinations. Other times, they are a result of emotional bonds. 

Were James’ and Lily’s patronuses naturally both deer? It could be aruged that James did have a stag-like personality, and Lily a doe-like one. 

I can’t image Snape’s is naturally a doe. Did he have a Patronus before or after Lily died? Was it a doe before or after Lily died? 

And frankly having opposite-sex same-species Patronuses is not a guarantee that you’re soul mates, or have healthy love. 

Harry Potter: Stag (and probably a result of a magical connection to his parents)

Ginny Weasley: Horse

Ron Weasley: Jack Russell Terrier

Hermione Granger: Otter

georgetakei:

From a fan. Clever, clever.

And miss every one. 

georgetakei:

From a fan. Clever, clever.

And miss every one. 

problackgirl:

*bully pushes you*

*you push bully back*

bully: wtf you piece of shit, that’s reverse bullying

This argument makes the very opposite point that you think it’s making. 

Two people pushing each other are fighting, and are both now aggressors. The moment you fight back against a bully, you become a bully yourself. 

If you’re trying to make a social justice argument, your analogy is backfiring.