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frigginjabroni:

Went from comedic to real as fuck in like 2 seconds

sluttyoliveoil:

what happened to James Franco

poorhornycat:

sunscorchx:

Somebody tried to stump this squid by putting it in front of a background that its camouflage mechanisms could never hope to imitate…

So it turned itself transparent.

stick it to the man, Squid.

twitch-the-tiny:

lovejoyjohnlock:

daniel-rosenfeld:

sunbleached-jacket:

c-a-bergamot:

redbloodedamerica:

liberallogic101:

#CommonCore This is how the Government gets the unemployment rate.

What. The. Fuck. Is. This. Shit.

what “progressive” education in america is turning into.

THE FUCK’S THIS SHIT

what the hell is that supposed to even mean? I had to read over the explanation twice, and I’m taking algebra 2. 

"by totally ignoring the problem and pulling numbers out yo ass, that’s how"

 Anonymous: I'm sorry but elves just look wrong as POC, they lose so much of their ethereal beauty and the purity that they represent.

joyeuse-noelle:

nnamier:

thatlittlebandit:

nnamier:

muchymozzarella:

writingwithcolor:

goldstarprivilege:

dividedconsciousness:

witchymorrigan:

*makes hour-long fart noises*

"Im sorry but black people cant be elves because black people arent beautiful or good"

Please tell me this anon is fucking joking.

Poc can’t be pure apparently

This is something a friend of mine actually said to my face while I was talking about diversity in books the other day. I really don’t understand how people could think it’s strange for a fictional mythical creature to have darker skin. If it’s about staying close to the original, then why do they think it’s fine for vampires to walk out in the sun? Why do they use Tolkien as a source instead of the original elves? And if it’s about beauty and purity… how can they not see how racist they are? How blinded can they be by their own hateful delusions? 

I hope the anon trips and falls into a pile of wet shit for their disgusting, racist delusions

like seriously I don’t even have a longwinded educational comeback for that they’re just disgusting fucking hell ew anon I wish upon you allergies to everything and a rash in your privates 

And I hope you know how ugly and impure and dirty you are

because ew

I wish your kind didn’t exist, anon, but here we are

I feel dirty just looking at your comment

My skin is crawling

Bask in the apparent “impurity” of my PoC elves you shitstain-anon

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Impure and “unethereal” my ass

elves are elves, people are people, “pure white skin” or not. in fact, we need more dark skinned elves to add to this - i suggest others add their own art too. 

Yeah but those are all dark elves. Or drow. And as you see none of them are represented as pure and good. Cigarettes, evil grins, scars. In eleven mythology, the elves ,who were pure and often represented in white, live above ground with pure and lawful ways while the dark elves live underground in a city teeming with evil and unfairness, thats just how the general mythology goes. I agree this anon was obviously backed by racial issues but that doesn’t mean they is correct in facts.

Im sorry, excuse you? The second character is a dark elf, yes, the others are not. 

The first one is my character Ievos, who is the god of void in my world. A being of power, seen as the primary religious figure in my story. He is seen as complete and total pure perfection in my story and is anything but a dark elf. ie: How we see “God” and “Jesus” in our religions in reallife.

The second one, Addifore, is indeed a dark elf and is the admiral of the King’s army. 

The third one, Dilandau, is a wood elf - and since WHEN does having scars make you evil? I have a scar on my waist, am I evil? He’s adopted refugee camps of children and lead them to safety in RP before, in contrast to the albino high elves who are actually quite stuck up and wouldn’t aid lowbloods.

The fourth one, OF ALL characters, just because she has scars does not make her evil. Clauhdia is a wood elven priest who tends to the sick and injured in the war. She was caught in a FIRE as a child, thus her scars. Totally makes her evil, right?

How about you stop judging people based on their appearances?? Scars, smoking, dark skin, even if you have all three of these features doesn’t make you bloody evil for christ’s sake. 

Oh man I am super excited about this post.

Let’s talk (briefly) about elves!

Our word “elf” comes from the Middle English ælf, which means, predictably, “elf” - but also “incubus”, the supernatural creature who has sex with women while they sleep. So that’s a thing.

The earliest myths that we can identify as specifically talking about elves are Icelandic. Snorri Sturluson’s Prose Edda mentions SvartálfarDökkálfar, and Ljósálfar - the black elves, dark elves, and light elves. If you read the Prose Edda, it becomes clear that Sturluson was talking, respectively, about dwarves, demons, and angels - the latter two obviously borrowed from the Christian mythology that Sturluson would have been exposed to as a traveling skald. (Remember, Snorri Sturluson lived in the 12th and 13th centuries CE - more than a millennium after Jesus.) We also have elves from Old English sources - where, again, they’re actually talking about Christian demons.

In Middle English we get a resurgence of elves, but here, again, an elf is an ælf - a supernatural creature generally out to do harm. They are associated with seiðr - sorcery - in nearly every account. In fact, that’s true of pretty much every appearance of elves up to the 17th or 18th century. “Elf” and “dwarf” are pretty much interchangeable throughout the Middle English period, and it’s not until we get to Edmund Spenser in the second half of the 16th century that “elf” starts to be used more positively. And even then, it’s not because elves are seen in a better light; it’s because in Spenser’s seminal The Faerie Queene, he uses “elf” and “faerie” pretty much synonymously. (This clearly indicates a shift in thought prior to Spenser, but he’s the first good source we have for the usage, especially considering Shakespeare’s similar conflation soon afterward.)

By the 19th century, elves had become a particular kind of faerie: small and slight, with archaic clothing, they were helpers and assistants, like brownies and boggans. (This is why Santa Claus’s elf assistants are depicted as short and archaically-dressed! Claus himself is notably described as a “jolly old elf” - which contradicts his modern, Coca-Cola-driven image as a towering, plump man.)

They remained thus until The Hobbit in 1937, which depicted tall, graceful, beautiful elves - and which, according to Tolkien, explicitly referred back to the Germanic elben and the Icelandic Ljósálfar, which were both drawn from Christian angels.

"Drow", meanwhile, while they appear to hearken back to the Icelandic Dökkálfar and Svartálfar, actually owe more to the Scottish trow creature - which is a cognate of, and describes, “trolls”, not elves. And the drow originate not with mythology or even with Tolkien, but with Dungeons & Dragons.

So. Elves are all shapes and sizes, if you actually go back to the mythology. And they’re all colors too, from bright white to black as pitch. Claiming otherwise is both ignorant of the origin of the species and racist. Sorry.

(haha, “briefly”)

dannnylawrence:

unlimitedgoats:

luxvriously:

My anaconda will consider it

My anaconda has, upon review of the information presented with it’s partners, decided that it, in fact, does not. My anaconda apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and thanks you for your time.

Re: Your Anaconda,

Thank you for your consideration. Please keep my cover letter and resume in your files in case of any future openings. Good luck in all future endeavors.

Yours, etc.
A bunless hun

joshpecksister:

if someone asks what college is like you show them this

asheathes:

WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD: NEW ZEALAND

The New Zealand Academy of Spellcraft is situated in an undetectable location in the bush lands of South Island so incredibly difficult to find due to its surroundings’ constant changes in appearance that even repeat visitors often have trouble finding the school. Muggleborn students are raging fanatics of the All Blacks, and they have slowly converted the rest of the student population who used to thumb their nose at the mention of rugby. However, quidditch remains immensely popular, with students often sneaking out under the cover of night to play matches in the dark because it is “more challenging, and therefore, more fun,” despite the drastic increase in the number of injuries and dents in trees due to rogue bludgers growing slightly panicked in the dark. The school prides itself on its large and prestigious herbology department; international witches and wizards often take on extended environmental studies at the academy, so students are always on the lookout for lost foreigners stumbling around. When students graduate, they are presented with Pounamu ornaments embedded into the handles of their wands as a reminder for them to always be at peace with their surroundings.

itreallyisthelittlethings:

museaway:

obsidianembrace:

sconesforjustice:

thetrekkiehasthephonebox:

bcleazy:

“We just figured that would be a great reference, and we loved that Kirk didn’t remember her,” says Orci. “It’s an in-joke that also speaks volumes about his character when it comes to women. That’s why we used it.”

I HATE THIS KIND OF SHIT FROM THE REBOOT MOVIES, KIRK IS NOT AN OVERSEXED ASSHOLE OKAY WHEN HE MEETS PEOPLE HE CARES ABOUT PEOPLE, TOS KIRK IS A LADY-KILLER YEAH BUT HE GENUINELY ENJOYS THEIR COMPANY AND THINKS ON THEIR TIME TOGETHER FONDLY, KIRK ISN’T A DOUCHEBAG OKAY BOB ORCI GET THAT THROUGH YOUR HEAD

The fact that he forgot A MEMBER OF HIS OWN CREW is just another level to me.

Fuck Orci.

# Can we as the fandom collectively agree that THIS DID NOT ACTUALLY HAPPEN? # Don’t get me wrong. # We all make mistakes when we’re younger and some of us sleep we people we shouldn’t. # But this was a crew member # someone who worked with McCoy # who (we can deduce) applied for a transfer because of the way Kirk treated her. # It’s not funny. # It’s completely out of touch with Roddenberry’s vision for Trek. # Remember what Kirk said in ‘The Naked Time’? # Because I do. # He said to Spock # ’You’re allowed to notice her. The Captain’s not permitted.’ # And I don’t want to hear that AOS Kirk is 1) young and 2) grew up without a father. # This was not not not in the spirit of his character and I refuse to accept that it happened. # rant # star trek into darkness # I forgot how much this movie pissed me off

(tags from museaway)

I’m on board with this idea. I actually just assumed that Chapel was at the academy or something at the time because it didn’t occur to me to think of Kirk fooling around with his crew, but now that it’s been suggested, I’m pissed again. I want to lock Abrams and company into a small room and make them watch the original series. We can even pause after each scene that proves Jim Kirk is not the asshole they want him to be. 

McCoy addresses her in STXI (He calls to her off screen, “Nurse Chapel”) so I have always assumed she’s the same age and probably served with them, hence the line about her being “much happier” on the other ship. I forget its name. I hate this movie. 

EW. 

Everyone has made such great points regarding these characters and how they are portrayed and I agree completely. So I’d like to take a moment and talk about the actors.

In the first movie the film makers chose to honor the original cast members that had passed - DeForest Kelley, aka Leonard McCoy and James Doohan aka Montgomery Scott.

They did this with James Doohan’s son dressed as an engineer and having a cameo with the ‘new’ Scotty, and by hiring Karl Urban to play McCoy. (if you think his portrayal of McCoy was anything but a love letter to Deforest and McCoy, you are wrong. Leonard Nimoy says so) Both Karl and Simon have spoken very positively and graciously about their predecessors.

Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, the actress that played Christine Chapel died prior to the release of the reboot, but after it had been filmed. Because of the timing I was ok with her not being recognized or honored the way DeForest Kelley and James Doohan had. There was always the next movie right?

This is how they choose to ‘honor’ Majel Barrett-Roddenberry.

And this is not an attempt to take anything away from DeForest Kelley and James Doohan, or to down play their contributions to their iconic roles. They each played their character over many, many years and over several series- in TOS, TAS, movies and each had an episode of ST:TNG. But I would just like to point out a few things about Majel Barrett-Roddenberry.

Copy/pasted from memory alpha:

Barrett was the only performer to have had a role on all of the Star Trek series – usually not as a character but as the voice of the various computers used throughout the series. She also supplied the voice of the Enterprise computer in five of the Star Trek films- spanning all three film series (Original Series, The Next Generation Series, and the Alternate Reality Series).

Her most frequent portrayal in Star Trek, besides the computer, was that of Nurse (later Doctor) Christine Chapel on Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Animated Series, and in two of the films. She also voiced M’Ress and several other characters on The Animated Series and later played Betazoid Ambassador Lwaxana Troi on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Her first filmed appearance was in Star Trek: The Original Series pilot episode “The Cage” as Number One.

So to sum up:

Series that she performed in: every fucking one

Characters she played:

  • Only the voice of every federation Computer (that’s all…)
  • Number One
  • Christine Chapel
  • M’Ress
  • Lwaxana Troi (daughter of the Fifth House of Betazed, the Holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx, and Heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed)

And the best (only) way they could think to honor Majel was this.

Really? This is the best they could do?

Fuck them for ‘honoring’ “The First Lady of Star Trek” like this.

itsstuckyinmyhead:

Cats and Tumblr

eversolewd:

raven-mistress:

transsuccess:

While this may not be one of our traditional success stories, this is quite possibly further evidence that we have always been here and that in and of itself is a success for our community.

transawareness:

Trans Female Skeleton


Archaeologists have discovered a 5,000-year-old skeleton which they believe may be the remains of a transgender person.

Men’s bodies from that age and culture are usually found buried with their heads towards the west and with weapons.

But this skeleton was found with its head towards the east and was surrounded by domestic jugs – as women’s bodies from the time are usually found.

At a press conference in Prague yesterday, archaeologists theorised that the person may have been transgender or ‘third sex’.

Kamila Remišová, the head of the research team, said: “From history and ethnology, we know that when a culture had strict burial rules they never made mistakes with these sort of things.”

The article also states that:

This is not the first time a skeleton has been found buried as a member of the opposite sex. One woman from the Mesolithic period, who was assumed to be a warrior, was found buried with weapons.

“transgender is new trend” go fuck yourselvea

Trans people have always existed.

the-hairy-heterophobe:

ablogforemily:

shamelesslyunladylike:

the-hairy-heterophobe:

if anybody asks me why i hate men, i’m just gonna redirect them to this post.

it’s pretty fucking obvious that men only want to invest in breast cancer research to further degrade, objectify, and jerk off to body parts they already feel 100% entitled to. that’s what is at stake for them. 

what about the women whose “tatas” weren’t saved? how must they feel being surrounded by awareness ads that focus more on keeping women’s sexy-sexy-titties-to-continue-titillating-the-males than saving real life human beings and helping survivors? 

If anyone’s wondering, those posts came from here. It’s a forum for breast cancer support. Give it a read, and you’ll see how many women are outright abandoned by their husbands, sometimes after being married for decades, because their “tatas” couldn’t be saved.

This culture of “save the tatas” even goes as far as the doctor’s offices themselves. Most doctors request that the husband be present during surgical consultations, as though he has an equal say in the patient-professional discussion.

If the woman is single, as was my case, doctors have actually recommended postponing surgery until she finds a relationship, because “it could be nearly impossible to find someone who accepts it [your unnatural tatas] in years to come”. 

I’m 15 months post-mastectomy, and the date I had this past week was the first time since then that a guy hadn’t reacted negatively to my scars. The relief was so overwhelming that I was fighting back tears. When I told him —essentially warning him that my body wasn’t what he must be expecting — I felt so guilty; it seemed to have the same weight and shame as telling someone I had some sort of an incurable STI or a felony record.

I shouldn’t have felt that way. I should not be ashamed of choosing to live. 

Thank you for your important commentary! I hope you find someone who can love you for who you are and admire your strength as a survivor.

colorfuloddity:

firemen:

firemen:

British people are just now becoming scene and it’s so funny

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I’m never getting over how Britain is consistently 5-10 years behind the US in fashion trends like remember 2007 shows featuring bell bottom jeans and crop tops and 90s hair

remember Rose Tyler

fifty-shades-of-irony:

Gordon Ramsay only has two emotions

  1. I’M ONLY TRYING TO FUCKING HELP YOU SO FUCKING LISTEN!
  2. No  no shhhh I was only trying to help please don’t cry.