1. 12:02 2nd Sep 2014

    Notes: 2949

    Reblogged from tuors

    Tags: f: fashion

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People will stare. Make it worth their while →  Georges Chakra Haute Couture | F/W ‘14-‘15

    People will stare. Make it worth their while →  Georges Chakra Haute Couture | F/W ‘14-‘15

     
  2. shulkiesmash said: this is why i never want to know if i’m discussed on ffa, whether in positive or in negative terms. i know people talk about me behind my back; i just don’t need to /see/ it.

    I used to take that position, but then it became a pretty large source of recs and traffic to my fic, particularly after Cap2 came out.  And I can’t not read things that people say about my fic. 

    (Plus, it’s such a fucking comedy gold mine.  People can’t tell me and destro apart!  People talk about how they wish they could quit my fic because it’s so pretentious!  People thinking that me being furious at fandom for shipping Steve/Bucky wrong is, like, new!  People thinking that the filter between my brain and fingers is sufficiently strong that any of my capslock cursing posts are anything but me either being

    REALLY FUCKING EXCITED

    or

    REALLY FUCKING ANGRY.)

     
  3. Oh my God, I found the (old) fail fandom anon thread where people are talking about how they are all disappointed because I am generally nice and I wrote such great meta on Tony and Obadiah/Tony back in the day, so it’s extra “squirm-inducing” that i’m doing the “sjw shuffle” with my “cray-cray” opinions on Tony Stark and the capslock cursing, oh god, CAPSLOCK CURSING ON TUMBLR, about how fucking irritating it is that Steve/Bucky is the new GENERIC HOPELESS DEVOTION WHITE DUDES ONLY ship for fandom to shove its boring-ass, preconceived notions into? Or the erasure of Mako Mori? 

    Oh man

    New personal standard: if I’m disappointing people who use the term sjw as a derogatory label, I’m doing something right. 

     
  4. 10:31

    Notes: 197

    Reblogged from visardist

    Tags: f: hannaa: cate blanchett

    (Source: alexia-iris)

     
  5. Sept. 2 8:15 am

    justice4mikebrown:

     
  6. Author Scott Lynch responds to a critic of the character Zamira Drakasha, a black woman pirate in his fantasy book Red Seas Under Red Skies, the second novel of the Gentleman Bastard series.

    fuckyeahscifiwomenofcolour:

    The bolded sections represent quotes from the criticism he received. All the z-snaps are in order.

    Your characters are unrealistic stereotpyes of political correctness. Is it really necessary for the sake of popular sensibilities to have in a fantasy what we have in the real world? I read fantasy to get away from politically correct cliches. 


    God, yes! If there’s one thing fantasy is just crawling with these days it’s widowed black middle-aged pirate moms. 

    Real sea pirates could not be controlled by women, they were vicous rapits and murderers and I am sorry to say it was a man’s world. It is unrealistic wish fulfilment for you and your readers to have so many female pirates, especially if you want to be politically correct about it!

    First, I will pretend that your last sentence makes sense because it will save us all time. Second, now you’re pissing me off. 

    You know what? Yeah, Zamira Drakasha, middle-aged pirate mother of two, is a wish-fulfillment fantasy. I realized this as she was evolving on the page, and you know what? I fucking embrace it. 

    Why shouldn’t middle-aged mothers get a wish-fulfillment character, you sad little bigot? Everyone else does. H.L. Mencken once wrote that “Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.” I can’t think of anyone to whom that applies more than my own mom, and the mothers on my friends list, with the incredible demands on time and spirit they face in their efforts to raise their kids, preserve their families, and save their own identity/sanity into the bargain. 

    Shit yes, Zamira Drakasha, leaping across the gap between burning ships with twin sabers in hand to kick in some fucking heads and sail off into the sunset with her toddlers in her arms and a hold full of plundered goods, is a wish-fulfillment fantasy from hell. I offer her up on a silver platter with a fucking bow on top; I hope she amuses and delights. In my fictional world, opportunities for butt-kicking do not cease merely because one isn’t a beautiful teenager or a muscle-wrapped font of testosterone. In my fictional universe, the main characters are a fat ugly guy and a skinny forgettable guy, with a supporting cast that includes “SBF, 41, nonsmoker, 2 children, buccaneer of no fixed abode, seeks unescorted merchant for light boarding, heavy plunder.”

    You don’t like it? Don’t buy my books. Get your own fictional universe. Your cabbage-water vision of worldbuilding bores me to tears. 

    As for the “man’s world” thing, religious sentiments and gender prejudices flow differently in this fictional world. Women are regarded as luckier, better sailors than men. It’s regarded as folly for a ship to put to sea without at least one female officer; there are several all-female naval military traditions dating back centuries, and Drakasha comes from one of them. As for claims to “realism,” your complaint is of a kind with those from bigoted hand-wringers who whine that women can’t possibly fly combat aircraft, command naval vessels, serve in infantry actions, work as firefighters, police officers, etc. despite the fact that they do all of those things— and are, for a certainty, doing them all somewhere at this very minute. Tell me that a fit fortyish woman with 25+ years of experience at sea and several decades of live bladefighting practice under her belt isn’t a threat when she runs across the deck toward you, and I’ll tell you something in return— you’re gonna die of stab wounds.

    What you’re really complaining about isn’t the fact that my fiction violates some objective “reality,” but rather that it impinges upon your sad, dull little conception of how the world works. I’m not beholden to the confirmation of your prejudices; to be perfectly frank, the prospect of confining the female characters in my story to placid, helpless secondary places in the narrative is so goddamn boring that I would rather not write at all. I’m not writing history, I’m writing speculative fiction. Nobody’s going to force you to buy it. Conversely, you’re cracked if you think you can persuade me not to write about what amuses and excites me in deference to your vision, because your vision fucking sucks.

    I do not expect to change your mind but i hope that you will at least consider that I and others will not be buying your work because of these issues. I have been reading science fiction and fantasy for years and i know that I speak for a great many people. I hope you might stop to think about the sales you will lose because you want to bring your political corectness and foul language into fantasy. if we wanted those things we could go to the movies. Think about this! 

    Thank you for your sentiments. I offer you in exchange this engraved invitation to go piss up a hill, suitable for framing.

    (Source: scott-lynch.livejournal.com)

     
  7. weareallmixedup:

    daughtersofdig:

    Since 1980, 3000 native Canadian women have been murdered/gone missing. Indigenous women are five times more likely than other women to die as a result of violence. Sixty percent of known perpetrators are white men.

    Justice for all Indigenous Women! by Jessica Sabogal | Montréal

    1 in 3 Native American women are raped within their lifetime, and are at extreme risk of violence from non-native (white) men. x x x

    Despite push from the UN for a national inquiry, Canada continues to largely ignore the violence against Native Women. x

     
  8. 08:00

    Notes: 5288

    Reblogged from moonypond

    Tags: f: harry potterc: bellatrix lestrange

    qvibbler:

    Harry Potter Meme: ♕ Seven Relationships

    3/7 Bellatrix Lestrange and Voldemort
     
  9. We’re watching the Knick. First episode, and we’re already ahead of Penny Dreadful with an actual person of color in a main speaking role. :D

     
  10. 16:05

    Notes: 1005

    Reblogged from ponderosa121

    Tags: f: mcuc: sam wilson

    ponderosa121:

There can never be enough Sam wingfic.

    ponderosa121:

    There can never be enough Sam wingfic.

     
  11. 16:04

    Notes: 3

    Tags: confabulatrix

    confabulatrix replied to your post “goddammit i want to read so much mako/raleigh, because it’s the…”

    I see what you’re doing there. I have had too crap a day to pick up any inadvertent gauntlets lying around, especially when it involves hurting MY BABIESSSSS, but. Goddamnit.

    SOKAY I’LL JUST READ YOUR HEADCANON POST ABOUT DRIFT COMPATIBILITY ANOTHER SIX TIMES

    SPACED OUT WITH RE-READS OF THIS DELIGHTFUL CHUCK/MAKO/RALEIGH CHUCK-IN-LACE-UNDERWEAR FIC.

     
  12. 16:00

    Notes: 24120

    Reblogged from oh-totoro

    Tags: f: miyazakif: formative influences

     
  13. goddammit i want to read so much mako/raleigh, because it’s the biggest pacrim ship that i’m actually into, but if it’s canon set post pitfall, 99.97% of the time, i get a paragraph in and am like

    WHERE THE FUCK IS STACKER STACKER IS DEAD MAKO BABY HOW ARE YOU DEALING WITH IT MAKO ARE YOU OKAY MAKO YOUR LIFE’S GOAL IS ACHIEVED YOUR WORK IS DONE BUT ASIDE FROM THE HOLLOWNESS OF ALL THAT, ALL IT TOOK WAS THE EMOTIONAL AND ETHICAL CORE OF YOUR LIFE BASICALLY LAYING HIS LIFE DOWN SO THAT YOU COULD DO THE WORK HE COULDN’T AND SAYING AS MUCH TO YOU SO THAT YOU WOULD HAVE THE STRENGTH TO GO ON IN THE IMMEDIATE AFTERMATH AND OH GOD THE TOLL THAT WOULD TAKE AFTERWARDS

    and instead, it’s 10,000 billion words about cute romance fluff handholding fluff about how hard dealing with the media is

    which, don’t get me wrong, is really cute?  but motherfuckers, 

    stop minimizing how important stacker pentecost is to mako mori kthx a dose of hot white boy genitals isn’t going to solve that problem 

     
  14. flybaldies:

man just looking at this meta and (as ever) applying it to triplets
setting aside for a second that the producers got lazy and never bothered making a distinction between the three of them, you could make a strong case for the weis being the only rangers in the system with perfect compatibility, and that being maybe the only reason they managed to establish a three-way drift.
they’ve got a moderately high HSP score at 559 so theoretically they could be compatible with a lot more people than each other, a CORO that’s incredibly close to both mako’s and raleigh’s (HOWLING ABOUT THE POTENTIAL HERE), and a fairly high level of mental stability
IMAGINE HOW HARD THEY FOUGHT TO STAY TOGETHER THOUGH
'this is very impressive but as you know a jaeger takes TWO pilots and not three—'
'you're not splitting us up.'
'but any one of you would decently compatible with nearly a quarter of the rangers in the system, wouldn't it be better to—'
'no. build us a three-way pons system.'
'THERE IS NO PRECEDENT FOR THIS—'
'we'll be the precedent 8D'
'/SIGH'

    flybaldies:

    man just looking at this meta and (as ever) applying it to triplets

    setting aside for a second that the producers got lazy and never bothered making a distinction between the three of them, you could make a strong case for the weis being the only rangers in the system with perfect compatibility, and that being maybe the only reason they managed to establish a three-way drift.

    they’ve got a moderately high HSP score at 559 so theoretically they could be compatible with a lot more people than each other, a CORO that’s incredibly close to both mako’s and raleigh’s (HOWLING ABOUT THE POTENTIAL HERE), and a fairly high level of mental stability

    IMAGINE HOW HARD THEY FOUGHT TO STAY TOGETHER THOUGH

    'this is very impressive but as you know a jaeger takes TWO pilots and not three—'

    'you're not splitting us up.'

    'but any one of you would decently compatible with nearly a quarter of the rangers in the system, wouldn't it be better to—'

    'no. build us a three-way pons system.'

    'THERE IS NO PRECEDENT FOR THIS—'

    'we'll be the precedent 8D'

    '/SIGH'

     
  15. asamiandtoomanymuses:

    Asami Sato | Text posts