My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.

And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.

Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope (via feministquotes)
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cloneinstitute whispered: Ah You make cute art! Here is an orphan black prompt! Cosima + Star Wars (idk what I just really need it:)

prodigysheep:

One-day sketch prompt

Thank you!! :D
I don’t think this is what you expected, but…I’m in the mood of drawing kids. First Comic Con for Cosima.

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Tell Shaw I was touched she came to look for me.

rootandthemachine:

›Root → things are evolving (3/3): relationship with the scooby-doo gangteam machine

But you must see I’m on your side. […] I am the best friend, the best support, the best partner you will ever have. And definitely the most fun.

So er, who makes you smile? Or is there no one up to the job?

It’s a survival thing. In America, we lose six queer kids a day to the street. That’s every four hours a queer kid dies, whether it be from freezing to death or getting the shit beat out of them or a drug overdose. This is our next real plague. —Rick Westbrook, founder of the LGBT shelter Lost-n-Found Youth, in The Foresaken: A Rising Number of Homeless Gay Teens Are Being Cast Out by Religious Families (via witchyqueer)
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lithographs by John Bauer

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Real Madrid 5 - 1 FC Basel | 16.09.2014
M. Suchy 14’ (GPP)
G. Bale 30’
C. Ronaldo 31’
J. Rodríguez 36’
K. Benzema 79’

James’ goal vs. Basel | 16.09.2014

dealanexmachina:

drama-hath-worms:

notfuckingcishet:

Emma Sulkowicz. 

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This has got big

Good. The more people who recognize, the better.

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#yes
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