"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."
"I’m the only damn Amazon you know."
Gina Torres, recalling (at Fan Expo q&a) what she said to Joss Whedon when a Wonder Woman movie was in the works (via lieutenant-ripley)
Reblogging ourselves in sadness for what might have been. This is a quote from the past!
I’m a kid like everyone else.
“I'm not going to make movies that tell children "you should despair and run away"; I would like to make a film to tell children "it's good to be alive".” (Hayao Miyazaki)
Studio Ghibli Challenge: Day 8. Favorite Director?
Hayao Miyazaki. No other director can transport me to such a magical and beautiful world, nor move me as much as he can. Thank you so much!
Apparently this is a thing that needs to be stated:
It is indeed possible to love the character Gale Hawthorne.
When I say “the character,” I am indeed referring to his whole character: his anger (righteous and otherwise), his jealousy, his devotion to the revolution, his selfishness, his selflessness, his compassion, and every decision (good and bad) he has ever made.
It is indeed very possible to love the character.
It is also possible, in the same breath, to love Peeta (strategic genius, manipulative-as-fuck, hopelessly devoted Mellark) and Katniss (who loves and fights for very specific people rather than the whole of creation, who’s stubborn and cruel and intensely caring, who’d rather run than fight until the Capitol and the people she loves effectively remove that as an option).
The best thing Collins did in these books was give us a trio of beautifully flawed characters. All three of them make good choices and bad choices. And that is okay! In fact, that’s great. Because these babies have depth, and their relationships have depth, and, please note, when I say “their relationships,” I am not just referring to Katniss’s relationship with Peeta and her relationship with Gale. I am referring to all three of the growing, changing relationships in this trio, because all three are valuable and worth talking about.
I am going to go ahead and posit that, if you’re spouting arguments like “BUT GALE DID THIS” and “GALE KILLED PRIM” as reason to flat-out hate him (and/or as an attempt to undermine/invalidate the Gale/Katniss ‘ship or the Gale/Katniss/Peeta ‘ship), you should reread the books. Not just Mockingjay (which was a travesty, because MJ subscribes to a totally different thesis re: revolution than either THG or CF, and that is just poor writing). The whole trilogy. Because I daresay you missed some spots.
"I don’t talk about what I do with my vagina, and they’re all intrigued. I’ve never walked the carpet with anyone, so they wonder, What does she do with her vagina? I’ve gone both ways. I do as I please. I am too fucking curious to sit here and not try when I can. Men are intriguing. So are chicks." - MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ
Track Title: OH HOLY NIGHT
Album: Other People's Heartache, Pt. 2
– i really haven’t been too good this year.
This world needs defenders.
The last three Disney films that starred POC were the Emperor’s New Groove in 2000, Brother Bear in 2003 and Princess and the Frog in 2009.
What did they have in common?
This is the story of Captain Marvel, her many foes and challenges, and how our intrepid hero became the hero we call Earth’s Mightiest Avenger.
it’s like how marvel keeps pushing that we dont need a BW movie because she’s practically the main character in captain white dude: the winter white dude
terrible picture but yay I got a tattoo I’ve been wanting for a while yesterday. thank you Nayyirah Waheed for some of the lost important words in my life.
Peace :) I just saw the picture of your tattoo of my poem ‘tourist.’ I was wondering why you chose this piece/ that phrase ?
hello, basically it just describes my situation perfectly. I have been travelling through Europe alone for the last two months with another month before I go back home, before the next two years when I’ll be moving to live in toe new countries. I just feel the phrase encapsulates everything I think; have fun, see new places and when the beauty/enjoyment of the place begins to wear thin, find somewhere new.
I’m just so thankful that I found your words, and the way they allow me to understand my current life philosophy in such a direct, uninhibited way.
tourist, nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)
this is my original piece, clearly addressing the ills of tourism, so, this person changing the original sentiment/essence to glorify tourism, to use my work to express their life philosophy of getting to”see new places and when the beauty/enjoyment of the place begins to wear thin, find somewhere new,” is incredibly disrespectful, smacking of white privilege, and the essence of the very colonizing thoughts/behaviors i am speaking out against in the poem.
it is incredibly distressing that you would change my words to fit your philosophy, and then thank me for writing ‘some of the most important words in your life.’
as a woc, i am not here to educate you. i am not here to edify and feed you. changing your life is not my purpose on this earth, not when there are black and brown people losing life/ have been losing lives everyday. if you knew about me, you would know that i write first and foremost for poc. in fact, this very poem was speaking of what happens to our lands as poc.
this whole thing is white privilege and an presumption of accessibility to me and my work that you think you have, but in fact, do not have. from choosing my poem/ this poem without any thought to who i am as a woc artist who is vocal about the integrity of her work, to changing the meaning/and picking pieces of my poem to fit your ‘life philosophy,’ to posting it under my tag with my name, it is all wrong. every part of it. so what you got tattooed on your arm is in fact not my work, but something you appropriated, a mangled version of something beautiful and honest.