So my best friend decided to create a Targaryen t-shirt via teespring.com. She needs 50 people to show some love and reserve the shirt for $13. Once 50 people reserve their shirts then it will be produced and you all get one. If we don’t reach 50, no shirts get created and my best friend stays sad. Help her out?
Thanks for the help guys. And if you’re my follower but not in the GoT fandom, feel free to signal boost, pretty please. :)
UPDATE: Only 2 so far. Come on people, we can do better than that! I have 21 days left on this campaign and I can only get more and more persistent. BOOST PLEASE!
guys i just killed a huge fucking spider and it took like three times im kind of proud but traumatized at the same time and i kind of want to just leave my house for a few hours and wait for someone else to come home and remove the carcass from under my shoe which i refuse to pick up jesus
Btw, I think it says something about me (our the generation) that I immediately picked up my phone and tried to make a Facebook status update all the while shrieking and freaking out, like, what the hell good was that gonna do?
As unbelievable as [White Dude Super Detective (WDSD)] characters are, they would become infinitely more so if their race or gender were changed. In The Mentalist, WDSD Patrick Jane once grifted clients as a fake psychic, but now works as a hard-to-control resource for the California Bureau of Investigations. What if the Jane character were a Latino ex-grifter? Would his arrogance and propensity for sneaking into suspect’s homes and accusing wealthy businessmen of impropriety read as quirky and charming? Would anyone believe that a police force would allow such behavior? Could the Scotland Yard of fantasy be down with a coke-addicted black Sherlock—no matter how clever?
The San Francisco police department abides Adrian Monk’s obsessive-compulsive disorder, as the FBI allows Perception’s Dr. Daniel Pierce to assist on cases, despite his unmedicated schizophrenia and paranoia, which results in hallucinations. Could a black woman be cast in those roles to the same effect? I submit, that even in the fictional worlds of literature and television, race and gender matter. Belief can only be suspended so far. And this archetype is reliant on power that comes with white maleness in American society.
Tamara Winfrey Harris | Privilege And The White Dude Super-Detective (via trollny-stark)
#i still remember bossymarmalade and glockgal’s deconstruction of white privilege in supernatural #and how dean and sam worked so well #because no one ever questioned white dudes #even when they were sketchy as fuck #and then glockgal drew racebent spn comics #where sam and dean really had to work to be able to be hunters #because they couldn’t just get away with fake IDs now that they weren’t white anymore #it was so amazing #i would’ve watched THAT show forever
This. This. And This.
This is also, I think, related to the Charming White Asshole trope (see House, Iron Man, etc.)
Well, House IS a WDSD because it’s just a medical spinoff of Sherlock Holmes, but yes, all of the above
I support female anger. I support women being angry towards the gender wage gap, the glass ceiling, anti-choice views and legislation, the social standards of our gender performativity (femininity). I support women being angry towards unrealistic and harmful beauty standards, towards the virgin/whore dichotomy, towards the sexualization of female innocence and the cultural denying of female sexuality in our old age. I support women being angry at rape culture, at a society that ignores our power and discourages us from using it. I support women who are angry at racism, misogyny, classism and gender roles. I support women who are not afraid to express their anger despite constant cultural reminders that we should sit down and shut up and let the “big, smart, strong men” do the talking. I support women who are angry at the fetishization of lesbians and who realize that turning their sexuality into a fetish isn’t mainstream acceptance but just another manifestation of misogyny. I support women who are angry at the sexualization and glamorization of female pain and distress in porn and the mainstream media. I support women who are angry at the straight male gaze and who are angry at how it represents us. I support women who are angry at sexual harassment and all the women who have come out about their abuse and no one ever believed them. I support the women who are angry and tired of being victim-blamed, who are tired and angry of their choices being policed because clothing doesn’t make men rape, misogyny does.
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“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” - Milton Berle
It’s easy to be considered a misandrist when men are socialized to feel entitled to women and our time. So, if you ignore them, you’re a misandrist. If you insist they leave you alone, you’re a misandrist. If you focus on building healthy female-centered relationships over relationships with men, you’re a misandrist. Misandry is basically, prioritizing your agency, autonomy and fellow women, over men in a society that teaches you that being feminine relies on giving into men’s feelings of entitlement.
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Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as an escape.
You will be stupid. You will worry your parents. You will question your own choices, your relationships, your jobs, your friends, where you live, what you studied in college, that you went to college at all… If that happens, you’re doing it right.
Ira Glass (via thatkindofwoman)
(Source: caitlin--maureen, via fuckyeahwomenprotesting)