Watching - TLOK - book 1

Kind of realised that I loved Mako when he was first introduced. He reminded me so much of Zuko. Then they kinda ruined him. He seemed such a strong bender but since the first season we haven’t really experienced a lot of power from him since then.

"People of colour" is a horribly offensive way to describe different races. It basically implies that there are white people and then everybody else, which is a weird and careless generalization.

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feministroosterteeth:

I’m not going to argue with you because I’m white, but I will link you to the wiki which discusses why it was coined and why it’s important.

The problem with this is that American people think it’s okay to use the term even when the forum they’re talking in isn’t American. I find the term offensive, I’m Pakistani. I’m not a person of color. I see people using the term again and again no matter what country they’re from. It’s not okay. If you want to use it, use it as an American in an American forum. Otherwise, no. You don’t get to call me a POC. 

"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."
-Winston Churchhill

you’re fucking kidding me? That’s it? do we get a third season at least?

siddharthasmama:

wow, look how easy that was.

fandomsandfeminism:

fohfuu:

Unless you want to forcibly damage or ‘convert’ heterosexual people, the world will continue to be heteronormative. It’s not a bad, it’s just a thing that occurs. No matter how you look at it, being LGBTQ is not what most people are - the problem isn’t that we’re not the average, the problem is hatred and otherness, and segregating the non-straight community from the rest of society and pretending we’re better because we’re different doesn’t solve that.

Stop acting like cis heterosexuality is the default. By maintaining the idea that cis heterosexuality is normal, the only normal, you are perpetuating the otherness of LGBTQIAP+ people. 

Heteronormativity is toxic.

Cishets aren’t the default. Cishets aren’t the only normal. Cishets are just common. 

Not to mention a lot of people simply believe they’re heterosexual because they’ve been told they are! If the world was less heteronormative, a lot of people would’ve realised early on that they aren’t “completely straight”. 

breathingsboring:

kateviardo:

dduane:

Book titles rewritten to get more clicks, Upworthy style

Little women’s one made me choke on my tea

This one from the link though:

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Perfection.

January Jones for Vogue Italia (August 2014)

revenge-of-the-sock-puppets:

tattooposer:

wait what

THIS IS THE GREATEST THING I HAVE EVER BEEN A PART OF ON TUMBLR MY LIFE IS WORTH IT.

ginimasters:

couldn’t miss this

that last one tho

Watching - A:TLA

Two things that really got to me during my 712445345224th rerun of ATLA. 

When Katara tells Aang she doesn’t know about their relationship, he kisses her. And her response isn’t your typical “oh it’s okay, I guess we’re together now”. It’s a very staunch “what the fuck, I just said no.” It’s so refreshing to see that in a kid’s show because when Aang and Katara finally start their relationship, it’s Katara who gives the okay and decides to kiss him. It’s her decision.

The second thing was that when Aang, in his Avatar state, is about to kill Ozai (kid me never noticed what a handsome devil he is. Yum.) before his personal self takes over, all elements surrounding him disappear except for air. It just felt so real to see Aang strip his avatar self but connect to his air nomad self. 

Watching - A Young Doctor’s Notebook

I always thought Jon Hamm didn’t do comedy (or any other role except Draper) very well, but I think he just works brilliantly with some really astounding material. Surprisingly, Daniel Radcliffe handled his side of the role pretty well too!

The story itself was perfectly Bulgakov. A perfect mix of drab scenery, some really wtf moments, and black comedy. 

I adore Bulgakov for making us laugh while telling some really sordid and depressing stories.

Watching - Utopia

Utopia is currently my favorite show on TV right now! This may be because I still haven’t gotten around to watching the second season of Masters of Sex. 

God bless the person who introduced me to this show. Brilliant cinematography, brilliant acting, fucking brilliant dialogue, and a great storyline! The soundtrack is brilliant too. Really, the cinematography was…the best I’ve seen? Okay, no, the best would be Kubrick, but this is really up there. I think I’ll try to make some gifs for it.

The show seems to have a balanced number of POC and female characters too. There’s some very interesting debate about which races deserve to be saved. 

I really would’ve liked some more Rosie Leslie tho :(

Watching - ATLA - Book 1 Water

Re-watching ALTA, I can pinpoint exactly what bothers me about Zaheer’s air bending so much. The Waterbending Master is a great example of a fight between somebody who’s mastered the art and somebody with great natural talent. The fight between Master Pakku and Katara is wonderful because she holds her own but constantly gets beaten down. You can tell as an amateur, she’s absolutely brilliant but at the same time she is no match for somebody who’s been studying and practicing water bending for years. 

It’s very convenient for Zaheer to be suddenly so amazing that Kya can’t even hold her own during a fight. You know, a fucking master.

Mad Men Challenge
[4/10] Episodes:
"Shut The Door. Have A Seat." S03E13

"Well, it’s official.  Friday, December 13th, 1963.  Four guys shot their own legs off."

Favorite episode of all time