idk bout you but i’m sick of girls-dressing-up-as-boys tropes

probs for the same reason i talked about here

colin’s therapist really recommends he try out for this, like, Boys and Girl Club-type community center play and he really doesn’t want to so Damian promises he’ll do it too

they’re doing A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Damian gets the part of Demetrius, Colin one of the Mechanicals (but not Bottom, maybe the one who plays Thisbe hahaha)

Andthis is an excellent opportunity for my Streets of Gotham team to show up, maybe they all tried out bc they wanted a non-suspicious excuse to hang out, haha.

Nell gets the part of Hermia (bc she’s short)

Ellen plays Hippolyta (Damian and Ellen have a budding Thing so that’s super cute)

and Niloufar plays Titania! she’d be a great titania omg

I don’t see Lucas or Jordan trying out. Lucas maybs bc his parents wouldn’t even let him, and Jordan bc she’s too cool.

edit: and Damian hosts the cast party at the Manor

missvanillamilkshake said: will u delete “oh hot reservoir this is my jelly”

child i deleted that like within the first 2 hours

  • well let me just say, alex
  • that if matt were with vriska and tavros right now they wouldn’t have even had any problems in the first place
racebending:

glompkitty:

racebending:


The image above was created from gathering all of the significant named characters from released Marvel Studios movies as documented on the Marvel Movies wikia.
It’s pretty sad. As you can see, only 22% of the characters are women and half of them are love interests. There are over twice as many supporting characters who are men than women (and none of them function as love interests like the women do.) 84% of the characters are white.

60% of the characters are white men, including all the main characters


77%of the characters are men


76% of the men are white


81% of the characters (both genders) are white


All of the women are white


Allof the characters of color are men


None of the characters are women of color

Out of all the films, Thor probably does the best in introducing diverse side characters. Natalie Portman and Kat Denning’s characters pass the Bechdel test within the first five minutes, and some of the Asgardians are played by people of color including Idris Elba’s Heimdall and Tabano Asano’s Hogun. Four white women characters are introduced instead of the other films’ average of one or two. But even then, there’s no question that the main characters of the film are Thor and his brother Loki.
Marvel is working off of decades of existing properties that for years solely focused on white men and a the demographic market of white men. So it makes sense that many of the films would have an abundance of white male characters. Beyond ratios, what doesn’t make sense is that even in the comics there is also an abundance of characters of color, etc. that they are ignoring or underutilizing. There are already five completed films where the titular character is a white man, with more to come. There are no films in the works where the titular character is a person of color or a woman.
…
Women made up at least 40% of the audience of The Avengers, yet only one out of the six Avengers–Black Widow–was a woman. Women also made up 40% of attendees at this year’s ComicCon. Why, given the scarcity of female heroic leads in the existing Marvel films, did Marvel choose to announce the addition of several more male characters but only one new female character?


Read the full article at Racebending.com: On Marvel, Mandarin, and Marginalization

I do NOT like this quote:

Marvel is working off of decades of existing properties that for years solely focused on white men and a the demographic market of white men. So it makes sense that many of the films would have an abundance of white male characters. 

Because it takes away the fact Marvel DOES have characters of color. They DO have women heroes. THEY ARE DELIBERATELY CHOOSING WHICH CHARACTERS ARE MAKING IT TO THE SCREEN AND WHICH ARE NOT AND I DO NOT LIKE PRETENDING THEY SOMEHOW ARE ONLY DOING THIS BECAUSE THEY LACK OTHER CHARACTERS TO FILM.
So no, Do not pretend Marvel is ANYTHING but fully responsible, at present, for this state of things. They have characters they could have used. They chose to use these instead. Do not absolve them of their responsibility at present. They could have created a diverse movie universe. They chose not to. They think CGI trees and raccoons are more worthy of making it to movie screens than characters of color or women or *gasp* women of color. This is just a fact.

Amen! TBH I only put this sentence in because I knew in response to this article a bunch of primarily white male Marvel fans would try and mansplain that these characters are from decades ago or whatever. Essentially, it was put there to preemptively stave off people who used that excuse, not to validate Marvel’s decisions. Unfortunately, it didn’t work and most of the emails and comments I have received are all just “Well don’t you know Marvel’s characters are really old and designed for men…” and other similar stuff from people who clearly did not read the full article. I guess it’s easier to come with excuses to defend it than it is to critique it.

racebending:

glompkitty:

racebending:

The image above was created from gathering all of the significant named characters from released Marvel Studios movies as documented on the Marvel Movies wikia.

It’s pretty sad. As you can see, only 22% of the characters are women and half of them are love interests. There are over twice as many supporting characters who are men than women (and none of them function as love interests like the women do.) 84% of the characters are white.

  • 60% of the characters are white men, including all the main characters
  • 77%of the characters are men
  • 76% of the men are white
  • 81% of the characters (both genders) are white
  • All of the women are white
  • Allof the characters of color are men
  • None of the characters are women of color

Out of all the films, Thor probably does the best in introducing diverse side characters. Natalie Portman and Kat Denning’s characters pass the Bechdel test within the first five minutes, and some of the Asgardians are played by people of color including Idris Elba’s Heimdall and Tabano Asano’s Hogun. Four white women characters are introduced instead of the other films’ average of one or two. But even then, there’s no question that the main characters of the film are Thor and his brother Loki.

Marvel is working off of decades of existing properties that for years solely focused on white men and a the demographic market of white men. So it makes sense that many of the films would have an abundance of white male characters. Beyond ratios, what doesn’t make sense is that even in the comics there is also an abundance of characters of color, etc. that they are ignoring or underutilizing. There are already five completed films where the titular character is a white man, with more to come. There are no films in the works where the titular character is a person of color or a woman.

Women made up at least 40% of the audience of The Avengers, yet only one out of the six Avengers–Black Widow–was a woman. Women also made up 40% of attendees at this year’s ComicCon. Why, given the scarcity of female heroic leads in the existing Marvel films, did Marvel choose to announce the addition of several more male characters but only one new female character?


Read the full article at Racebending.com: On Marvel, Mandarin, and Marginalization

I do NOT like this quote:

Marvel is working off of decades of existing properties that for years solely focused on white men and a the demographic market of white men. So it makes sense that many of the films would have an abundance of white male characters. 

Because it takes away the fact Marvel DOES have characters of color. They DO have women heroes. THEY ARE DELIBERATELY CHOOSING WHICH CHARACTERS ARE MAKING IT TO THE SCREEN AND WHICH ARE NOT AND I DO NOT LIKE PRETENDING THEY SOMEHOW ARE ONLY DOING THIS BECAUSE THEY LACK OTHER CHARACTERS TO FILM.

So no, Do not pretend Marvel is ANYTHING but fully responsible, at present, for this state of things. They have characters they could have used. They chose to use these instead. Do not absolve them of their responsibility at present. They could have created a diverse movie universe. They chose not to. They think CGI trees and raccoons are more worthy of making it to movie screens than characters of color or women or *gasp* women of color. This is just a fact.

Amen! TBH I only put this sentence in because I knew in response to this article a bunch of primarily white male Marvel fans would try and mansplain that these characters are from decades ago or whatever. Essentially, it was put there to preemptively stave off people who used that excuse, not to validate Marvel’s decisions. Unfortunately, it didn’t work and most of the emails and comments I have received are all just “Well don’t you know Marvel’s characters are really old and designed for men…” and other similar stuff from people who clearly did not read the full article. I guess it’s easier to come with excuses to defend it than it is to critique it.

robinless replied to your post: Two earthquakes within 12 hours, super cool. 4.4…

sounds exotic, don’t get hurt. No playing with the giant waves.

yes ma’am

i’ll try to keep from looting

digitalpocketmimi:

Is it just me or is GA totally up on Aquaman oh my gosh

Look at their feet

GA’s foot is literally between Aquaman’s

omfg

I just yelled at my brother to fix the bathroom because it smells disgusting in there

and he ran over to me and put his arms around me and held me close and sang the first verse of A Whole New World then went “shall we dance” and proceeded to take my hand out and dance around the kitchen with me singing The Safety Dance

when people say “you are not liking this character the right way”

and actually mean it

Also, I think it’s interesting that out of the original five Teen Titans, the only one who’s never had a child is Dick. Dick seems like the kind of guy who would love kids. When they were young I bet, if they thought about it at all, they thought that Dick would’ve been the first of the guys to have kids.

He has his baby brothers, his friends’ children, and the occasional kid he gets attached to. But no biological children, unlike every single other one of the five.

thelingerieaddict:

By Erwin Olaf.
I ran across this photo earlier this week on Pinterest, and I felt like I had to share. We don’t often see images of mature women in our culture, much less mature women in lingerie. It really is a disservice. After all, should women stop feeling good about themselves once they’re past the age of 30?

thelingerieaddict:

By Erwin Olaf.

I ran across this photo earlier this week on Pinterest, and I felt like I had to share. We don’t often see images of mature women in our culture, much less mature women in lingerie. It really is a disservice. After all, should women stop feeling good about themselves once they’re past the age of 30?

dcplanet:

Batman Vilains Stories.

  • Poster Art by Jegang

I was just going to post something like “the world would be a nicer place if everybody would just chill out”

but that’s not really true is it

because then everything would just kind of stagnate

we need the opposite of chilling out but in a good way

we need people to get upset and angry

but over things that will benefit people, not harm or oppress them

we need people to totally call the system out on its bullshit

we need to flip the world upside down and then flip a few things back right side up and then twist and fiddle and move things a lil

and then we all can lie on deck chairs and sip lemonade and chill out

since all these comics are converting to digital, what if they make panels like moving gifs?