forgivensam:

dick-jenga:

a muggleborn student gets called a mudblood, so they lick their hand and wipe it on the pureblood’s face, singing “got mud on your face, you big disgrace, somebody better put you back into your place”

all the muggleborns in the vicinity immediately go *STOMP STOMP CLAP* repeatedly gettting closer and closer to the pureblood

1 month ago on June 22nd | J | 170,404 notes

takenbyabook:

beben-eleben:

Six-Word Stories That Are Absolutely Heart-Breaking

OH MY GOD.

2 months ago on May 20th | J | 460,752 notes
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laughingsquid:

The Social Consequences of Everything by CollegeHumor

3 months ago on April 21st | J | 482 notes

dictionaryofobscuresorrows:

n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate…

3 months ago on April 12th | J | 36,638 notes
what's extreme is people like you not realizing that sometimes diversity can go too far. When characters are made black or disabled or gay for no reason it hurts the story and it hurts the cause of the people who are supposedly being represented.

Anonymous

blue-author:

I like how you sent me an ask claiming that no one says a thing except people rhetorically making fun of the position that no one actually holds, and then you send me an ask clarifying that you hold exactly the same position.

I’m kind tempted to just not address anything else you said and just marvel in the perfection of that.

What’s the reason for making a character white? What’s the reason for making a character straight? What’s the reason for making a character abled or neurotypical or cis?

When you assume that making a character Other relative to yourself weakens the narrative, you’re revealing a terrible thing about yourself: that you can’t imagine that those people have backstories and inner lives the way that you do.

Every single person in a fictional narrative is ultimately there because a writer decided they needed to be there, but when the person looks like you and matches your expectations, you accept that this person who was made up for the plot had a life full of events that led them to the point where they’re appearing on the screen or page.

But when your expectations aren’t met, you start saying it’s forced. You can’t accept that events led them here because you don’t grant them the kind of life that you know you have. Your empathy does not extend to them. 

Look at how many white people think they can relate to a little girl in an industrial orphanage who falls in with a capitalist robber baron during the Great Depression more than they can relate to a little girl in the foster system in modern New York who falls in with a career politician, all because of a difference of race. The original Annie’s situation and world were only slightly less alien to us than the Victorian period, but making her white somehow makes her relatable in a way that a little girl who clearly exists in our world isn’t.

The fact is, empathy is linked to imagination and we can (and do!) relate to people who are literally alien beings in literally alien worlds. The choice not to relate to Quvenzhané Wallis as Annie—or a Black or gay or female or trans video game character—is a choice to shut off both imagination and empathy. 

The failing is not with the narrative, it’s with you.

4 months ago on March 29th | J | 9,291 notes
Be my Valentine. Or don’t. Life is meaningless.
Existential Valentine’s Day card (via swimmingpoolforants)
5 months ago on February 6th | J | 40,307 notes
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nagler:

Joe Biden, aka Smilely McPointy

HERE WE GO!

6 months ago on January 28th | J | 33 notes
Tagged as: #sotu 
inothernews:

LIBERAL PROPAGANDISTS — use this image to demonstrate that Republicans heartily approved the President’s SOTU.  Have fun!

That thumbs up tho

inothernews:

LIBERAL PROPAGANDISTS — use this image to demonstrate that Republicans heartily approved the President’s SOTU.  Have fun!

That thumbs up tho

6 months ago on January 28th | J | 246 notes
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bethanysworld:

The first important gif of tonight’s SotU. 
Source

How did we miss this?

bethanysworld:

The first important gif of tonight’s SotU. 

Source

How did we miss this?

6 months ago on January 28th | J | 248 notes
Tagged as: #sotu 
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laughingsquid:

Beauty, A Video Montage of Subtly Animated Classic Paintings

6 months ago on January 17th | J | 222 notes