DONT TELL ME HOW TO LIVE MY LIFE
Like most girls, my daughter hears, “That’s a pretty dress, did you pick it yourself?” or “What lovely hair you have,” or “You have the most amazing eyelashes,” or “I like the bows on your shoes,” or “You are so cute” almost every time somebody engages in conversation with her.
If family, friends, shop assistants, complete strangers, and even Santa only remark on how girls look, rather than what they think and do, how can we expect girls to believe that they have anything more to offer the world than their beauty?"
this was just maybe flat out my favorite part of this review because hi, true
YES FOR THE LAST SENTENCE ALONE.
“I have priors”
one of my favourite things about the winter soldier though
in the original arc, it takes a deus ex machina to make a dent in the winter soldier’s programming. steve has to bend reality to get past the mix of amnesia, brain damage and brainwashing that prevents bucky from remembering. he thinks appealing to sentiment and emotions will be enough and he tells the winter soldier to shoot him, and the winter soldier shoots him in the face without a second thought. steve literally has to rewrite the fabric of reality itself with a magical macguffin to save bucky.
and then you have the movie. after two minutes of violent knifeporn and steve calling him ‘bucky,’ the winter soldier starts to crack. and then again, during their final showdown, he starts to crack through nothing more that the sheer force of steve’s kicked puppy eyes and bloody-minded miserable desperation and the power of friendship.
that’s it: this is steve roger’s superpower. heart.
— n. a moment of awareness that someone you’ve known for years still has a private and mysterious inner life, and somewhere in the hallways of their personality is a door locked from the inside, a stairway leading to a wing of the house that you’ve never fully explored—an unfinished attic that will remain maddeningly unknowable to you, because ultimately neither of you has a map, or a master key, or any way of knowing exactly where you stand. (via cyberwave)
Nintendo DS refuses to give up
i remember accidentally dropping my gamecube down the stairs as a kid, when i checked at the bottom, there was barely a scratch on the motherfucker. nintendo makes their shit to LAST.
I dropped my DS under my porch for a few days in the winter in alaska where it undoubtedly got wet and very, very cold
It worked just fine when i found it
Clearly, you guys have never heard of the Game Boy that survived a bombing.
During the Gulf War, a barracks was bombed and this was found in the rubble. As you can see, it still works. It’s currently on display at the Nintendo store in New York City.
^ I saw that when I went there! It’s fascinating (and a bit sad for some reason) to watch it playing the Tetris demo screen over and over again.
Felt like the black kiki this morning haha. Now all I need is a broomstick and a black cat.
A hero’s journey
this gif is like 20 seconds but it was like watching an entire movie
if a key part of your worldview disrespects my existence and my rights I literally don’t care about a word you say
Him: I don’t date black women. It’s just a preference.
Me: Based on what?
Him: Nothing, it’s just how I feel.
Me: Impossible, deliberate aversions come from somewhere.
Him: Its just a preference, that’s all.
Me: No, a preference is preferring broccoli to asparagus. You can say that because asparagus will always taste the same, even when prepared differently.
Me: And we’re not always the same at all. There are hundreds of millions of us and we’re each completely different from the next. If an employer said not hiring Black people was a preference would you agree?
Him: No, but that’s based on stereotypes.
Me: … And what is yours based on, facts?"
Oh, bitch. Read down!
Dragged that clown like a queen.
A few months ago I was playing World of Warcraft — as is my wont — and was mindlessly listing gemstones in the auction house. Though...