"I’m gonna do it. I’m gonna kill the human."
So You Still Think Homosexuality Is A Sin?
via my mother
I think more people object to homosexuality based on the “ick” factor than are willing to admit it. All that Bible stuff is just a front.There will never be a day when I don’t reblog this when it shows up in my dash.
In some ways Hermione and Harry are a better fit, and I’ll tell you something very strange. When I wrote Hallows, I felt this quite strongly when I had Hermione and Harry together in the tent! - Jo Rowling
#this is the story of how i died #Hermione and Harry are a better fit #I FELT THIS QUITE STRONGLY WHEN I HAD THEM TOGETHER IN THE TENT!!1!! #J.K. you are so sly #i love your transition from fitting together better to their tent!chemistry #just perfect #because you know we haven’t making those jokes for years or anything… #but seriously #aina you hit it on the head with GIF selection using this quote #whether they visit his parent’s graves (he would never do that with anyone besides hermione) #or Hermione getting caught up in the enormity of their voldemort horcrux hunt and just suggesting they should ‘stay here, harry… grow old’ #even though they both know it’s impossible she still wanted to vocalize it #THE WATER BOTTLE SHARING NUFF SAID #the unnecessary hair fluff (Hermione could never be that carefree with Ron if she tried) #AS MUCH AS I LIKE YOUR PERFUME HERMIONE MAYBE DON’T WEAR IT NEXT TIME WITH SNATCHERS AROUND (because yeah Harry didn’t need a fucking book on how to charm witches to give her a compliment while reminding her what they were doing) #TENT DANCEEEE. HAND IN HAND BODY TO BODY. PERFECT FITS #’you’re brilliant, Hermione… truly. TRULY. he just needed to emphasize his compliment bc she was always called nerd or geek growing up she doesn’t know how to accept a compliment so she smiles #sharing horcrux info without ron present just bc he was more focused on when their next meal was etc #HARRY’S SHOULDER X HERMIONE’S HEAD OTP FOREVER #LINGERING HAND TOUCHING WITH FINGER BRUSH AT THE END #KILL MEEEEEE #and that is why i truly adore my new OTP tag for them #OTP: ghost of what could have been
#clearly a picture that colin creevy snapped while he was creeping around the grounds of Hogwarts #and he hears giggling and hushed voices and he creeps along the mossy wall #and sees Harry and Hermione #their hair is tousled and their ties askew and their faces flushed #and their hands laced together and their heads bent low and they both look nervous when Colin’s head pops up over the wall #and Hermione moves to take her hand out of Harry’s and he tightens his hand on hers#and she looks at him and Colin raises the camera tentatively ‘Photo Harry?’ #and Harry looks at Hermione and nods and she squeals and beams at him and turns to Colin #smile wide and her hand in his #and Harry looks at Colin #smug and happy in a quieter way and he takes the picture #a few days later #he is cornered by Harry and he asks for that photo #which he sees next framed in their living room a few years later in the Potters’ home after their wedding (via professortennant)
Moonday was a Korean/African-American hippie chick. Roy was a white dude raised Dine and his daughter Lian was part Vietnamese. Mia was HIV positive. Connor was multiracial and a Buddhist. Tak was Japanese/white. Sin was … a little problematic, considering she was sort of your usual “tiny pan-Asian girl trained as a killbot” but I kind of loved Sin anyhow, so.
And one of the very best things about Ollie’s family being diversified was that he learned so much from them. I mean, the “Green Arrow, standing up for the little guy” schtick was revolutionary in the 70s under Denny O’Neil, but eventually it became ridiculous: Oliver Queen, straight white cis billionaire, the voice of the common man? Suuuuure.
So it was great seeing this rich white guy who saw himself as an outspoken liberal progressive actually getting schooled by the people he considered himself an advocate for. It was a far more complex dynamic than comics are allowed a lot of the time, and it wasn’t always handled well (I still think they should have found a way to make Roy at least part Navajo, b/c the ‘white Indian’ trope is so gross, plus having both Cheshire and Shado be ‘craaaazy’ dragon ladies isn’t great, and don’t get me started on Joanna Pierce being fridged or how Ollie had multiple relationships with chromatic women but his true love was always the very white Dinah) but there was so much potential there.
PLUS Connor was pals with Kyle Rayner, who at that point had a Mexican dad and white Irish mom (I think he’s all-white meat again now?). So many lost opportunities to have stories about a family that isn’t artificially homogeneous, and at the same time on a meta level, modernize one of the very white, Establishment members of the DC stable. Nope, instead DC would rather go backwards — get rid of Lian and Mia and Sin, whitewash Connor, make Roy somehow even whiter, and revert Ollie into a douchey playboy who thinks nothing of going to bed with genetically modified blonde triplets who’ve been abused by their father. Thanks, DC.
"So it was great seeing this rich white guy who saw himself as an outspoken liberal progressive actually getting schooled by the people he considered himself an advocate for.”
*throws flowers at your feet* YES EXACTLY. I adore Oliver Queen for having all these pinko commie impulses, but he needed to learn from his incredibly diverse family how to actually be a good ally. (Also, ugh, I’m sorry to hear that about Kyle.)
I was so pissed off when they cast Colton Haynes as Roy because Arrow could have FINALLY cast a Diné actor and updated his origin story, but they don’t seem to have even bothered to give Roy much of a backstory other than “poor white kid from the wrong side of the tracks”. I’m also pissed Sin has been whitewashed — I forgot about that mostly because it’s so hard to connect Arrow Sin with her comics counterpart.
After my ranting over the blond-haired, blue-eyed Queen spawn in the Smallville finale, I was really looking forward to Oliver and Shado having a mixed race baby Robert/Tak. Shado was so kickass! But alas, that doesn’t seem like it’ll ever happen. </bitter> If he does end up with Felicity—which seems like might be the endgame pairing unless DC refuses to deviate from comics canon—we’ll be right back to me, clawing my face in dread of another blond-haired, blue-eyed Queen spawn. I mean, Felicity is Jewish, but we haven’t actually seen that play a role in… anything.
omg Arrow is so fantastic for many reasons — fixing Shado so she isn’t an amoral WOC who rapes the hapless white man (why god why does DC keep replicating that trope?), racebending Slade and making him 500x hotter in the process, inventing <3 Diggle <3 and having him explicitly address race/class issues, resurrecting Moira Queen instead of boring ol’ fucking Robert and then giving her Walter as a love interest — but Colton Hayes as Roy is SO AWFUL.
Like, not only is Roy a really pointless stock character, like you say, but Colton Hayes himself is egregiously offensive what with his cavorting around in blackface and brownface. Why why whyyyyyyyyy.
And I agree with you about Felicity. As a techie girl character she’s much better (as in, the audience is not constantly beaten about the head with how *wonderful* and *adorable* and *always right* she is) than, say, Chloe Sullivan or Fred Burkle, but lordy I do NOT want her and Ollie to end up together. I wish McKenna had stuck around longer because Janina Gavankar is fucking gorgeous and I thought they had really great chemistry. Not to mention how fucking excited I got to actually see an Indian woman as the love interest, because that barely ever happens and especially not in comic book stuff!!
I totally agree Arrow did a lot of great things right at the beginning re Moira, Diggle, and Walter (I miss him), and continues to make some interesting choices re the Lance women. Slade and Shado were soooo wonderful, and I’m very disappointed we didn’t get Oliver, Shado, and Slade allied together for longer than we did. Team Island! *waves OT3 flag* Honestly, I wanted baby!Tak and Joey Slade to be adorable brothers with three parents in a poly relationship, however unrealistic that fantasy was.
Felicity is pretty adorable and I even ship Oliver/Felicity (to an extent) but I remain sceptical of her because she’s perfectly positioned to be Chloe Sullivan all over again. I even think Arrow is purposely aiming to make her the new Chloe, because of the popularity of that character — never mind that turning a character into someone as untouchable as Chloe was in later seasons is really terrible writing…
They wrote McKenna in as an original character, same as Felicity, and yet Felicity gets to stay and McKenna doesn’t. Hell, I would have kept McKenna even if she’d turned into Chloe (but of course a brown girl never could). It’s so frustrating that all the good guy WOC have disappeared: Joanna Pierce, Shado, and McKenna Hall. In exchange we got Sara (white anti-hero) and Sin (whitewashed). The only WOC left are “bad guys”. The men of colour are gone (Walter, Yao Fei) or turned “bad” (Slade), except for Diggle.
I mean, the show is still really fun and enjoyable, but I can’t help wishing they weren’t always moving backwards in terms of racial diversity. Green Arrow is supposed to be about progress, becoming more diverse — I’m glad we now have some LGBTQ characters, but in terms of race? Not so much. (Though if I’ve forgotten a new POC character, please let me know.)
NEW! Henry Cavill with a fan and her beautiful baby at Motorcity Crossfit in Michigan, 8th February 2014. [x]
FUN FACT: Santa uses parkour to be able to visit every house in the world in just one night
This makes sense.
parents making sex jokes
grandparents making sex jokes
nine-year-olds making sex jokes
Welcome to tumblr where we go from parents making sex jokes to sassy Hitler in 0.6 seconds
Beyond this being really cool, I just gotta say…
HOLY SHIT STAPLES DID SOMETHING THAT POSITIVELY AFFECTS THE UNIVERSE?!?
STAPLES OF ALL THE COMPANIES
This is awesome.
the asterisk isnt so good but im really glad that a national chain like staples took the time to do this!!
yeah baby i am an ANIMAL in bed. more specifically a koala. i can sleep for 22 hours a day
being a pessimist is great i’m always either right or pleasantly surprised
nothing is impossible when the pirates of the caribbean theme plays in the background
"So I moved on. I focused on helping other people. I was good. Until you dragged me back into to this freak show and put everyone here at risk. You wanna know my secret, Agent Romanoff? You wanna know how I stay calm?"
And in that moment, I swear the Hulk was less of a giant rage monster, and more of a giant green protector keeping Bruce safe.