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"It is okay, Buck."

"It is okay, Buck."

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Orestes fasting and Pylades drunk x

Orestes fasting and Pylades drunk x

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pilferingapples:

antisepticbandaid:

Friendly reminders from Les Amis!!!!!

(Now theyre all in a neat little set vuv)

( medication tw , bruises tw, injuries tw )

They’re so cute— and I really like the effect of the colored linework, especially on Joly! That bright green isn’t a color I’d expect for lines, but it works so well!

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What about our fans? Are they privileged? Let me tell you about Anders. He was one of two male love interests in Dragon Age II, and the only one of the two that would actually make his intentions known to the player without the player expressing interest first. If you were nice to him, he would make a pass at you, and you could turn him down, and that would be the end of it. And some fans REALLY did not like that.

Some of them asked for a gay toggle; because in a game where there’s mature themes, slavery, death, and none of which we offer toggles for, encountering a gay character? OOH, beyond the pale. They didn’t want to be exposed to homosexuality.

And this one fan on our forums posted that he felt too much attention had been spent on women and gays and not enough on straight male gamers. For all of whom he personally spoke, of course. ‘It’s ridiculous that I even have to use a term like Straight Male Gamers, when in the past I would only have to say fans.’ The purpose of the romances in Dragon Age II was to give each type of fan an equal content. Two romances whether you’re male or female, straight or gay.

How upsetting for this particular Straight Male Gamer to realize he wasn’t being catered to. This was not equality to him, but an imbalance; an imbalance of the natural order. He did not want equality, he’s not interested in equality. To him, from his perspective, equality means he’s getting less. Less options? Actually, no, the number of options we had in that game was actually the same number of options that he would have received earlier. What was his issue was the idea that there was attention being spent on other groups, which SHOULD have rightly gone to him.

Do ALL straight male gamers feel exactly the same as he does? Absolutely not. In the thread where this came up in fact, there was quite a few guys who came in and identified themselves as straight male gamers and said ‘I actually don’t have an issue with that, as long as I receive an experience I enjoy, I think other people should be able to enjoy that too.’ But if you think that Straight Male Gamer Dude is an outlier among our fanbase, you were not paying attention.

This is Anita Sarkeesian, she’s the author of the Feminist Frequency, a blog which examines tropes in the depiction of women in popular culture. You’ve probably all heard about this, it’s a matter of public record, she announced a Kickstarter to start a web series to look at the tropes in video games and she was subjected to a campaign of vicious abuse and harassment by male gamers. Why? Well, because she represents to these guys the loss of their coveted place in the gaming audience. Never mind that well all know Goddamn well that they’re still at the top of the totem pole. What they see themselves losing is sole proprietorship over their domain. That’s what it is.

Everything that is changing about the gaming industry to accommodate these players, to them, is diluting the purity of gaming which has belonged solely to them. That’s what this is all about. And here’s the thing, I’m pretty certain that our industry fears the scrutiny of those guys way more than the scrutiny of everyone else. Because those are the guys that scream at the top of their lungs, they spend their time on every internet forum, they spend their time making Metacritic reviews. Infuriate them, and you become a target. It’s so much easier to say “Well, that’s what our fans are like. There’s nothing we can do.” And that’s bullshit.

They didn’t set the tone, did they? We set the tone. What we put out there, what we permit, whether it’s on our forums, whether it’s on Xbox Live, the things that we permit we are in effect condoning. What happened to Anita, we the industry, are partly responsible for. We’re in part to blame. And if the idea of moral responsibility doesn’t phase you, consider the idea that the time will probably soon come that this will also amount to legal responsibility.

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BioWare EA Writer David Gaider speaking on sexism and sexuality in video games. (via lolitsgabe)

also known as “Why I Love And Support BioWare Games”

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audreyheckburn:

Here’s a masterpost of all the movies, writings, speeches, and shows featuring the loveliest lady around: Laverne Cox. Please feel free to tell me if any of the links are bad(unfound movies/shows: Carla, Grand Street, and I Want to Work for Diddy).
filmMusical Chairs(2011) // The Exhibitionists(2012) // 36 Saints(2013)
televisionLaw and Order: Special Victims Unit(Closet) // Law & Order(Sweetie) // Bored to Death(Stockholm Syndrome) // TRANSform Me(Nicole, Christina, Carissa, Marlece, Lindsey, Tiffany, Jackie, Phaea)
orange is the new blackseason 1(I Wasn’t Ready, Tit Punch, Lesbian Request Denied, Blood Donut, The Chickening, WAC Pack, Fucksgiving, Bora Bora Bora, Can’t Fix Crazy) // season 2(Looks Blue, Tastes Red, Hugs Can Be Deceiving, A Whole Other Hole, You Always Have a Pizza, Comic Sans, Appropriately Sized Pots, Little Mustachioed Shit, Take a Break from Your Values, It Was the Change, We Have Manners. We’re Polite.)
writingThe Bullies Don’t Draw a Distinction // Lorena Escalera: A Life that Mattered // Trans Womanhood on Trial: Transmisogyny in the Assault Trial of Former FDNY Firefighter Taylor Murphy // Black, LGBT, American: Laverne Cox // Gender Anti-Anxiety Medicine // Transgender Freedom Riders: The Fight for Transgender Equality in New York State // Everybody’s Trans: Gender Oppression Hurts All of Us // Cece McDonald: Survivor and Leader // Hung up on Our Bullies // The Right to Dream: Jenna Talackova’s Miss Universal Slight
speakingLaverne Cox at Creating Change 2014 // Hampshire College 2014 Commencement // Bullying and Being a Trans Woman of Color // Laverne Cox at Trans 100 // My Journey to Womanhood

audreyheckburn:

Here’s a masterpost of all the movies, writings, speeches, and shows featuring the loveliest lady around: Laverne Cox. Please feel free to tell me if any of the links are bad(unfound movies/shows: Carla, Grand Street, and I Want to Work for Diddy).

film
Musical Chairs(2011) // The Exhibitionists(2012) // 36 Saints(2013)

television
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit(Closet) // Law & Order(Sweetie) // Bored to Death(Stockholm Syndrome) // TRANSform Me(NicoleChristinaCarissaMarleceLindseyTiffanyJackiePhaea)

orange is the new black
season 1(I Wasn’t ReadyTit Punch, Lesbian Request DeniedBlood Donut, The Chickening, WAC PackFucksgivingBora Bora BoraCan’t Fix Crazy) // season 2(Looks Blue, Tastes Red, Hugs Can Be DeceivingA Whole Other Hole, You Always Have a PizzaComic SansAppropriately Sized Pots, Little Mustachioed ShitTake a Break from Your ValuesIt Was the ChangeWe Have Manners. We’re Polite.)

writing
The Bullies Don’t Draw a Distinction // Lorena Escalera: A Life that Mattered // Trans Womanhood on Trial: Transmisogyny in the Assault Trial of Former FDNY Firefighter Taylor Murphy // Black, LGBT, American: Laverne Cox // Gender Anti-Anxiety Medicine // Transgender Freedom Riders: The Fight for Transgender Equality in New York State // Everybody’s Trans: Gender Oppression Hurts All of Us // Cece McDonald: Survivor and Leader // Hung up on Our Bullies // The Right to Dream: Jenna Talackova’s Miss Universal Slight

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Laverne Cox at Creating Change 2014 // Hampshire College 2014 Commencement // Bullying and Being a Trans Woman of Color // Laverne Cox at Trans 100 // My Journey to Womanhood

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"[A]lmost all of the ninety-nine female medical residents at Southern University interviewed by sociologist Susan Hinze reported experiencing “sexual harassment that makes the workplace intimidating, hostile, or offensive.” Surgery, the most prestigious branch of medicine, offered by far the most hostile environment to women. Yet the recurring theme in Hinze’s follow-up interviews was no anger, or even victimhood, but [the women wondering] whether [they] were being overly sensitive to sexist and demeaning treatment. For example, a woman who was repeatedly patted on the behind by an anesthesiology attending physician wondered whether the discomfort this caused her was a sign she was being too sensitive. She deliberated on whether, if she mentioned it, her colleagues would say ‘whooa, she’s a real bitch, she’s sure uptight, she’s sure sensitive…’ …And female medical students offended by one surgeon’s habit of referring to them as ‘little girl’ were denounced as ‘hypersensitive’ by a male peer who suggested that women’s ‘nerve endings’ are ‘absolutely naked’ and thus primed to take offense.
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But contrary to this opinion, the female residents actually seemed to be working hard to, as Hinze suggests, ‘downplay the incidents and view them as a “normal” part of a bruising training experience’…and to either ignore it (‘I’m in surgery; I can’t sweat the small stuff’) or see the need for change in themselves rather than in those who harassed them… One surgery resident described the experience of discovering in the restrooms an explicit cartoon of herself, bent over, and her mentor engaged in sexual intercourse. Another resident had added an arrow and the comment that he wished he could be in the latter’s position. …[S]he filed no complaint but looked to herself to adapt to the hostile environment…without any expectation that she should not have to deal with this kind of treatment at work."

from Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference

Men perpetuate this idea that women, especially feminists, love to make themselves into victims, but the opposite is true: women over and over cope with being victimized by harassment, assault and even rape by blaming themselves, mitigating what happened to them, and/or sucking it up and keeping it to themselves. The fear of being oversensitive or perceived as oversensitive keeps women in check.

I’ll be quoting a lot from this book on my blog as I read it with the caveat that it’s really white-centric and cis-centric. I wish it included women who are of color and/or trans more than it does and aspects of it are very white feminist (tm), but it includes a lot of important studies about sexism still permeates our society, how sexism impacts women on a subconscious and profound level, and how “different gendered minds” is a groundless myth

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charvanha said: I apologize if you've explained this before but what does MOGII stand for? I've never heard of that acronym for the non cishet community. I'm only familiar with LGBTQIAP+ and GSRM

genderpunkrock:

There’s a little backstory here. Take a seat, grab a cup of coffee.

LGBT(QIAP)+, as you probably realize, is long, unwieldy, and often leaves marginalized peoples out. It also tends to fetishize the L, prioritize the G, criticize the B and forget the T+.

An alternative, GS(R)M was proposed. Proposed in 1966, it stood for Gender, Sexuality (and Romantic) Minorities, and it seemed like a great fit! Until people learned that it was coined by a pedophile, who also wanted to include cishet kinksters, pedophiles, and even rapists in the acronym, as well as other criticisms of the acronym itself. So that was obviously out of the question.

Then MOGII came along, but that one had some evolution. The original term was MOGA, for “Marginalized Orientation and Gender Alignments”. That was cool, but then people began to use MOGAI to include intersex folks who are often left out of important discussions (MOGA… and Intersex). Then it was pointed out that the “A” was somewhat unnecessary and allowed shitty allies a way to weasel themselves in. So, MOGII was born. MOGII stands for Marginalized Orientations, Gender Identity, and Intersex. It’s an excellent catch-all, uses no reclaimed slurs, and makes it entirely about the minorities.

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kazard:

residentfeline:

how do cats even work

Cats:
A cat can jump up to five times its own height in a single bound.
The little tufts of hair in a cat’s ear that help keep out dirt direct sounds into the ear, and insulate the ears are called “ear furnishings.”
The ability of a cat to find its way home is called “psi-traveling.” Experts think cats either use the angle of the sunlight to find their way or that cats have magnetized cells in their brains that act as compasses.
One reason that kittens sleep so much is because a growth hormone is released only during sleep.
A cat has 230 bones in its body. A human has 206. A cat has no collarbone, so it can fit through any opening the size of its head.
A cat’s nose pad is ridged with a unique pattern, just like the fingerprint of a human.
If they have ample water, cats can tolerate temperatures up to 133 °F.
A cat’s heart beats nearly twice as fast as a human heart, at 110 to 140 beats a minute.
 Cats don’t have sweat glands over their bodies like humans do. Instead, they sweat only through their paws.
The claws on the cat’s back paws aren’t as sharp as the claws on the front paws because the claws in the back don’t retract and, consequently, become worn.
Cats make about 100 different sounds. Dogs make only about 10.
Researchers are unsure exactly how a cat purrs. Most veterinarians believe that a cat purrs by vibrating vocal folds deep in the throat. To do this, a muscle in the larynx opens and closes the air passage about 25 times per second.
A cat almost never meows at another cat, mostly just humans. Cats typically will spit, purr, and hiss at other cats.
A cat’s back is extremely flexible because it has up to 53 loosely fitting vertebrae. Humans only have 34.
Some cats have survived falls of over 65 feet (20 meters), due largely to their “righting reflex.” The eyes and balance organs in the inner ear tell it where it is in space so the cat can land on its feet. Even cats without a tail have this ability.
A cat can travel at a top speed of approximately 31 mph (49 km) over a short distance.
A cat’s hearing is better than a dog’s. And a cat can hear high-frequency sounds up to two octaves higher than a human.
A cat’s brain is biologically more similar to a human brain than it is to a dog’s. Both humans and cats have identical regions in their brains that are responsible for emotions.
And that’s how cats work.

Awww yeaaaa

subbysarie:

kazard:

residentfeline:

how do cats even work

Cats:

  • A cat can jump up to five times its own height in a single bound.
  • The little tufts of hair in a cat’s ear that help keep out dirt direct sounds into the ear, and insulate the ears are called “ear furnishings.”
  • The ability of a cat to find its way home is called “psi-traveling.” Experts think cats either use the angle of the sunlight to find their way or that cats have magnetized cells in their brains that act as compasses.
  • One reason that kittens sleep so much is because a growth hormone is released only during sleep.
  • A cat has 230 bones in its body. A human has 206. A cat has no collarbone, so it can fit through any opening the size of its head.
  • A cat’s nose pad is ridged with a unique pattern, just like the fingerprint of a human.
  • If they have ample water, cats can tolerate temperatures up to 133 °F.
  • A cat’s heart beats nearly twice as fast as a human heart, at 110 to 140 beats a minute.
  •  Cats don’t have sweat glands over their bodies like humans do. Instead, they sweat only through their paws.
  • The claws on the cat’s back paws aren’t as sharp as the claws on the front paws because the claws in the back don’t retract and, consequently, become worn.
  • Cats make about 100 different sounds. Dogs make only about 10.
  • Researchers are unsure exactly how a cat purrs. Most veterinarians believe that a cat purrs by vibrating vocal folds deep in the throat. To do this, a muscle in the larynx opens and closes the air passage about 25 times per second.
  • A cat almost never meows at another cat, mostly just humans. Cats typically will spit, purr, and hiss at other cats.
  • A cat’s back is extremely flexible because it has up to 53 loosely fitting vertebrae. Humans only have 34.
  • Some cats have survived falls of over 65 feet (20 meters), due largely to their “righting reflex.” The eyes and balance organs in the inner ear tell it where it is in space so the cat can land on its feet. Even cats without a tail have this ability.
  • A cat can travel at a top speed of approximately 31 mph (49 km) over a short distance.
  • A cat’s hearing is better than a dog’s. And a cat can hear high-frequency sounds up to two octaves higher than a human.
  • A cat’s brain is biologically more similar to a human brain than it is to a dog’s. Both humans and cats have identical regions in their brains that are responsible for emotions.

And that’s how cats work.

Awww yeaaaa

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You had your mother worried sick. 
And? 
And you had your sister worried sick an’all. 
And? 
I were going to call the police. 
You would have been right to. 
Because I was concerned, son. 
Yeah, I understand that. I understand that now. 
Very concerned. 
Why? 
'Cos… you know why. 
Tell me. 
You know. 
Go on, Dad. Come on, harder. Go on! 
'Cos I was worried sick!

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The Radioactive Fox

Radioactive by Imagine Dragons vs. The Fox by Ylvis.

Based on the above post.

Download here.

this is my favorite mashup ever

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Things the LM fandom just seem to accept

apollofastingdionysusdrunk:

1. Siblings Enjolras and Cosette
2. Marius is a booby
3. THEY WERE ALL NAMED JEAN
4. George Blagden is a gift from heaven 
5. Javert can’t handle JV’s character development
6. Valjean is the epitome of character development
7. Slytherin!Enjolras 
8. Gavroche was the most hardcore kid in 1800’s France
9. Les Amis are hot

10. Nobody hates Fantine. Nobody.

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merlinsbearditsthedoctor:

claudiaboleyn:

burntlikethesun:

loremipsumfandom:

fauxkaren:

quantumblog:

trying-to-resonate-concrete:

Dear STFU-Moffat and associates,

From now on, I insist you describe Steven Moffat as “Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat.” Just to make sure you’re being fair.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat is a queerbaiting hack

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat’s writing features sexism and overly complicated plots that don’t really make any sense.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat has characters needlessly tell the viewer information that he should be showing them.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat is incapable of creating real emotional stakes in his stories.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat calls teenage mother a ‘slut’ in DVD commentary

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat says bisexuals are too busy having sex to watch television, and therefore don’t need representing.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat thinks asexuals are too boring to write about. 

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat insults female characters through his male protagonists, ensuring that no power is lost

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat once created a gay female character, only for her to be sexually assaulted by his male protagonist

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Kieren Walker, because I just started on In the flesh and I am absolutely in love with this show
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Kieren Walker, because I just started on In the flesh and I am absolutely in love with this show

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