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I Can't Believe I Ate The Whole Thing

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rnessage:

be nice to people because the world is a shitty place and we all need a little help sometimes

Sometimes when I’m depressed at the state of the world I think of the people and the things that make the world slightly less awful. Friends, family, movies I love, TV shows I love, people who make me smile or laugh. I always think “Yeah the world is a shitty shitty place - but it’d be way shittier without Stephen Colbert, or Hot Fuzz, or Miyazaki movies, or dogs or Orange is the New Black or my sister…”

I know that sometimes it can feel like you don’t matter. But you do matter. And when you do something nice for someone - even if it’s something little, you are making the world a slightly less shitty place. You are making a difference, and that means everything.

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de-profundis-url:

tardistoaster:

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benedictedcumberbabeof221:

petition for the next companion to not be a white girl in her 20s who crushes on the Doctor 

petition for the next companion to be a grumpy chinese-american grandma who complains about plot-holes and knits the doctor horrific time-travel-themed sweaters to wear when she thinks it’s cold out (most of the time)

reblogging because this is the best idea ever

Why not have a male companion who crushes on the Doctor?

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Book 3 of Legend of Korra is a proof of how much you can do for women in just 13 episodes

danseru-kun:

  • Main female character who is brown and muscular, multidimensional and has agency
  • Main female character takes responsibility for the change in the world her actions has caused
  • 50/50 male-female character count and talking ratio
  • A variety of significant female characters in 13 episodes Females: Korra, Asami, Jinora, P’Li, Ming-Hua, Hou-Ting, Lin, Suyin, Opal, Granny Yin, Kya   — (in comparison) Males: Mako, Bolin, Kai, Tenzin, Raiko, Ghazan, Zaheer, Zuko, Aiwei, Tonraq
  • Half of the fight scenes fought by women, women fight men, women fight women, women work together
  • Women and men being equally dangerous and skilled
  • Two different women genuinely liking each other and not caring about the messy love triangle they were involved in
  • Those two women on good terms with their ex and poking fun at the awkwardness
  • Romantic love wasn’t the main concern or motivation of any female character except for the very tall woman (Opal and Jinora’s priorities are different despite having romantic moments)
  • Woman teaching another woman how to drive
  • Woman being good at mechanical things and it saved an entire crew from the desert, said woman welds while wearing lipstick and fabulous hair
  • Senile grandma is treated with respect and patience by her family
  • The main villains is a group composed of two men and two women
  • One important villain is a middle-aged woman who rules the largest kingdom with an iron fist, she’s tyrannical which is the opposite of her weak father
  • Armless woman being one of the deadliest fighters
  • Armless woman driving
  • The tallest member of the Red Lotus is a woman
  • A couple where the woman is like 6 inches taller and was never played for laughs
  • A story arc dedicated to the relationship of two middle aged sisters plus an aunt + relationship too
  • Sisters had different fathers and was raised by a blind single mother
  • Main female character is taught how to bend metal by a woman
  • One sister who founded her own city while having a successful marriage and five kids
  • Said sister’s husband isn’t relevant and got a single line (reverse trope)
  • The other sister chose to be single because she didn’t want kids
  • When the main character was in distress, said two sisters and two brothers came to rescue her
  • Main heroine willingly sacrifices herself to save others
  • Her back-up group includes an elite metal team led by a woman
  • A father’s “death” is the source of rage of the main female character, which is a reverse of the typical trope
  • Airbenders were led by a little girl to rescue female main character in the finale
  • Said little girl became the first airbending master of a generation. She shaved her head and was proud of it and it was celebrated
  • Main female character is depressed and physically damaged at the end of the show but she’s with very supportive group of family and friends

YES TO ALL OF THIS
I was so ecstatic that P’li (Combustion Woman) was taller than Zaheer and that this was never ever played for laughs. 

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onceanavatar:

No but seriously, this is not the same girl we saw in season one.

Korra was arrogant, loud, always willing to fight. She was proud to be the Avatar and she wanted everyone to know it. In this first picture we see her testing the Triple Threat Triad. She knows she’s going to win. She always believed she was going to win because well, she’s the mutha freaking Avatar!

But then we have the shot from this last episode. She’s humbled, quiet, tired of fighting. She feels like she’d failed in some way. Here is the birth of a new generation of air nomads willing to take on the responsibilities of bringing the world balance and peace while she recovers yet she looks so broken. Why? Because that’s her job. I think Korra’s biggest character development is her realizing what being the Avatar is all about.

It’s as if her attitude went from, “Fuck yeah I’m the Avatar!” to “Fuck. Yeah, I’m the Avatar.”

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