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I fan Pacific Rim, the Marvel Movies, Mercedes Lackey, Tamora Pierce, Tanya Huff, Martha Wells, Terry Pratchett, Assassin's Creed, Mass Effect, Ronin Warriors/Yoriden Samurai Troopers, Yu Yu Hakusho, and Welcome to Night Vale. I'm also an unrepentant World War One nerd. :D I love Art Deco and I want to live in a romanticized version of Chicago that never existed.

Feel free to drop me a line about any of this at any time!

the-oxford-english-fangirl:

An All-Ladies Fan Cast of Pacific Rim

Starring:

  • Rinko Kikuchi as Mako Mori
  • Katee Sackhoff as Raleigh Becket
  • Hettienne Park as Tina Choi
  • Gina Torres as Luna Pentecost
  • Lucy Lawless as Hera Hansen
  • Rachelle Lefevre as Charlotte ‘Chuck’ Hansen
  • Tatiana Maslany as Dr. Newt Geiszler
  • Anna Maxwell Martin as Dr. Hermine Gottlieb

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It’s Thursday so a throwback picture is necessary. This was probably one of the most amazing experiences and memorable moments in our lifetime. The reception at the airport when we landed in Vietnam was remarkable. This will always be a a very special moment for us and a very memorable one. I would love to give a special thank you to all you people who made this happen as well as attended. We will be back someday and definitely plan on staying longer. Love you and bless you all 😊☺️ (x)

intosnarkness:

im gonna be a bummer, but can y’all please tag your “hail, hydra”posts, please?

seeing as an actual nazi just shot some actual jewish people in actual kansas, i’m finding the meme really upsetting

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stunningpicture:

He designed this special shoes, shared between him and his paralyzed daughter just to make her feel the sensation of walking.

WEEP DAFEELS PENETRATE ME

Oh my goodness

This is probably so good for her body, too! Imagine her muscles getting moved in ways they don’t normally and she is upright and hopefully not having any pressure spots! This is lovely in so many ways!

****ACTUALLY INVENTED BY THIS LADY!***

Still wonderful though!

 http://www.people.com/people/article/0„20805230,00.html

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It’s easy to look at something like Monáe’s mythos and see only the obvious metaphors. Her android’s struggle for the freedom to love after all paralells the struggle of American slave women to marry legally, to keep their children, to control their very bodies, in a system that cruelly commodified these activities. But it’s wrong only to apply an historical, and racial, lens to the work of any modern black woman. We have spent generations sharing the struggles of other opressed groups, collaborating with and occasionally being betrayed by them, and progressing nonetheless. We’re the ones who (literally) wrote the book on intersectionality. And it’s clear that Janelle Monáe feels no sense of threat from the others with whom our future will be shared. She welcomes, after all, with love and dancing.

And yet. When I watch her videos and listen to her lyrics I’m SHOCKED to see so much of myself in this ultra-technological future - despite my own writings, despite my own knowledge that black history and myth abounds with techies and innovators, despite my LIFE and my long-held desire to see this very thing. It’s not Monáe’s ability to imagine an inclusive future that’s remarkable, but my subconcious resistance. What the hell is wrong with me, that her vision feels so strange?

Too many years of ‘The Jetsons’, maybe. Too many white-supremacist Medieval Europes. I’ve spent years swallowing these bizarro world versions of humanity, and they have become a toxin poisoning my imagination. But Janelle Monáe is a tiny, fast-footed, pompadour’d antidote to all of that.

"How Long ‘Till Black Future Month?: The Toxins Of Speculative Fiction, and the Antidote that is Janelle Monáe", N.K. Jemisin, published in "Adventure Rocketship #1: Let’s All Go To The Science Fiction Disco" (via reifferschizzle)

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apocalypsecanceled:

i was procrastinating on something else and i suddenly thought YO SO AHN YUNA HAS THE SAME HAIR AS THE TRIPLETS RIGHT and this happened uh so don’t expect a plot or good writing or anything meaningful really

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love-as-thou-wilt:

So all great warriors go to Valhalla when they die, right? 

Stacker was a great warrior.

Stacker sacrificed himself to save the world.

Stacker went to Valhalla. 

Stacker is Heimdall. 

Headcanon Accepted

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Broaching the topic of “White Privilege” is not synonymous with “All white people are evil and, I hate them all.” Chill out.

Want to watch a white person rush away from a dinner party? Just bust out phrases like “institutionalized racism,” “white supremacy,” and the oldie but goodie “residual effects of slavery that are still with us today,” and watch a room of white people clear itself out, or, at least, have them stammer out the names of all the black people they are friends with, and then offer another unsolicited list off all the good they’ve done for people of color.

When I talk about systemic racism and historical racial inequalities as it ties into white privilege and modern-day racism, I think I must sound like this to white people: “Hey Whitey! I am going to kill you.” I know this is a lot to ask of white people, but could you please STOP FLIPPING OUT when the topic of white privilege comes up? I’m talking about being defensive, blabbing about how there is no such thing as race (just one human race, which is actually made up of different races), and how you are so gifted as a white person that you “don’t see race.” Ooh, that last one, ouch.

That’s why we need to have this conversation — because the inability to “see” racism and privilege is exactly what white privilege is. Talking about race is not a trap. It’s not a game of “Gotcha with your Klan Hood Down.” Talking about white privilege is not about asking white people to leave their race. Nor is it about declaring genocide on the white race. (Besides, looks like we’re already going to outnumber you by 2050, so you might as well sit back, relax and enjoy being Wong-splained.)

Talking about white privilege is not even about trying to make you feel like shit for being white. Surprising, I know. But the conversation on white privilege concerns you and yet is not about YOU. And when you make it about how you feel personally attacked, we really don’t progress further into talking about how we’re going to fix racism. Really.

If you are a white person who gets nervous when white privilege gets brought up, imagine having to navigating racism in every day life as a person of color who must live with it. Imagine systemically being locked out of better education or healthcare, job opportunities or the mainstream American narrative.

There are moments as an Asian American when I’ve been regarded as an “honorary white.” (There are also many other moments when I am reminded that I will always be a perpetual foreigner despite the fact that my family has been in the United States for three generations.) But rather than take whatever privilege I can and run with it, I’m interested in talking with people who benefit from white privilege -– how and if they can recognize it and use their positions of privilege to dismantle the systems that oppress other people.

Believe it or not, I’d love for the world to be more equitable for EVERYONE. And when I ask you to recognize your white privilege, it’s not because I’m trying to place blame. It’s about asking white people to consider the moments where they are able to “pass” in certain situations. Where they are afforded privileges that they never earned. It’s about finding ways to cede privilege, space, and comfort to allow others to live in a more equitable world.

So white people, the conversation about race can’t happen without you. We can’t get things better if we aren’t all talking. If racism were an easy problem to fix, we would have fixed it already. Ending racism starts with recognizing privilege, systemic control over society at large, and when you are dismissing issues of racism then you have the privilege of being oblivious to.

Don’t get me wrong there are people of color who proclaim to drink the tears of white people. There are anti-racism activists who will never organize with the most “down” of white people. I don’t want to drink your white tears, but I’d be lying if I said that I don’t enjoy watching you squirm a little.

Come on, you got to give me that.
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