Swan's Lake

lere8:

Guillaume Côté -The National Ballet of Canada

two-browngirls:

DANCING IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY - SHEEMA KERMANI

I get profoundly moved and inspired when I hear about dancers like Sheema Kermani dancing in places where they’re at risk of being persecuted and even killed for their art form. 

This insightful article by Sunil Kothari recently opened my eyes to the situation of dance in Pakistan. Fearless artists like Sheema ji are truly courageous and show us the meaning of art as activism. 

"I agree that if there is someone from Taliban in the audience, he or she may plant a bomb and blow us up. But we are prepared for such risks"

- S

My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.

And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.

Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope (via feministquotes)
portabelluna:

So I finished Mastiff and instead of focusing on certain depressing developments let’s take a moment to appreciate rebel-with-a-cause Pounce.
The dog isn’t dying on his watch.  This ain’t Old Yeller.

portabelluna:

So I finished Mastiff and instead of focusing on certain depressing developments let’s take a moment to appreciate rebel-with-a-cause Pounce.

The dog isn’t dying on his watch.  This ain’t Old Yeller.

thingsamylikes:

browneyedtrickster:

Favourite Audrey Ramirez Quotes

Audrey doesn’t get NEARLY enough love. It’s Edwardian period, yet she’s a genius Hispanic engineer who wears overalls, has adorably little meaty arms, doesn’t take any crap from boys, runs a mechanic business with her father and her sister is a prize fighter.
Cool Disney female characters don’t have to be princesses, folks.

imperiumwife:

flyfella:

leviathans-in-the-tardis:

me-myself-and-will:

carrot0nesie:

ladies and gentlemen, the american education system

My school apparently ran out of toilet paper a few weeks ago and my Spanish teacher was telling the girls to keep a roll in their purses and the guys to keep a roll in our backpacks. North American Education system.

this is basically any public school in the world tbh

bet the football teams have new equiptment though

Bet the football team has new equipment though…
Ain’t that the truth.

imperiumwife:

flyfella:

leviathans-in-the-tardis:

me-myself-and-will:

carrot0nesie:

ladies and gentlemen, the american education system

My school apparently ran out of toilet paper a few weeks ago and my Spanish teacher was telling the girls to keep a roll in their purses and the guys to keep a roll in our backpacks. North American Education system.

this is basically any public school in the world tbh

bet the football teams have new equiptment though

Bet the football team has new equipment though…

Ain’t that the truth.

tamorapierce:

thescarletwindow:

The Art of Indianism

I was skimming through a few of my mother’s old cotton sarees recently, pieces she’s picked up from different parts of the country over a span of almost 20 years.

I was excitedly gushing over how pretty and unique they were, and that was when it struck me that we hardly see girls/women our generation in these gorgeous traditional ensembles anymore.

We’ve been so strongly influenced by the Zara, Forever21, Mango, etc wave that’s hit our country, that we’ve almost lost our own ethnic style somewhere in that chaos.

I’m not a fashion extremist. I personally love these brands that I just mentioned. But I also love the gorgeous traditional styles we’ve had around us for centuries. So many colours, such vibrant gorgeous prints, and breathtaking jewellery!

I immediately feverishly started googling Indian fashion blogs to see if there were bloggers who’d made an attempt to incorporate any ethnic elements into the looks they blog about. Unfortunately, I found no one.

The Scarlet Window, was hence conceived out of an eager desire to revive our native styles, and fuse it with the new-age trends to created wearable, contemporary Indian looks.

This look is so incredible versatile, elegant, and multitask-y—please don’t let it vanish!  I wish I could wear it!

becausebirds:

chiltonomics:

owls-only:

An owl landed in a bar

deAR SIR, HAVE YOU SEEN MY WIZARD?

WHAT IS THIS STRANGE PLACE

becausebirds:

chiltonomics:

owls-only:

An owl landed in a bar

deAR SIR, HAVE YOU SEEN MY WIZARD?

WHAT IS THIS STRANGE PLACE

When someone makes a musical reference and you’re the only one that catches it

starless-streets:

avengersonna:

mondo-s:

saintcaffeinated:

I had my Captain America backpack in class yesterday and my professor saw it and went, “Oh, Captain America!” But before I could reply with “HECK YEAH IT IS” he added, “You probably just got it because of Chris Evans.”

and I just

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I feel this soooooooooooo much

fire him

1967-chevvyimpala:

nerdsandgamersftw:

that-nerdy-kid:

sherlocks-sexy-hair-ruffle:

mocridhe:

sherlocks-sexy-hair-ruffle:

nerdsandgamersftw:

that-nerdy-kid:

mocridhe:

that-nerdy-kid:

i bet the supernatural fandom cant find a gif related to start trek.

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Pacman then. Can they do that?

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What about Thor/Loki?

WELLL I believe this is Thor’s hammer::

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And this guy was sort of Loki. 

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Okay.. Frozen then

Did I accidentally start a war with this fandom?

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By the way…

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dauntlessdaughterofmary:

tastefullyoffensive:

[noobtheloser]

i kept scrolling to find out it was all just a back story for this gif

thecutestofthecute:

jaclcfrost:

i hope that, wherever my hair ties go, they’re happy. that’s all that matters

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fullmetaliconoclast:

yeahiamweird:

bluewindsummer:

I don’t know what I’m doing with my life.

Click on the panels for translations.

More Avengers Comics

russian noises

tony wouldnt even make a big deal out of this he’d just quietly learn russian they wouldn’t realize until one day nat was telling bucky a joke and tony just starts cracking up