Posts tagged YES
Posts tagged YES
Guys that Z is in freaking Times New Roman
This person isn’t messing around okay
LET ME TELL YOU WHY I LOVE THIS SCENE AND THIS EPISODE AND THIS SERIES AND WHY I COULD WRITE A DISSERTATION ON EVERYTHING
First off, it’s an entire episode about prejudice and discrimination without the POC being the one to have to tell it. Rather than always taking the role of the person who has to tell us why prejudice is bad, Cyborg gets to be the friend and confidante. He gets to be the one to relate to Starfire’s problem.
Starfire is understandably upset about Val-Yor calling her a “troq”, but doesn’t want to burden her friends, especially during the course of an important mission. Cyborg, however, soon stumbles onto the truth. How absolutely powerful his line “So he’s been calling you a terrible name, and you know that if you punch him out, it’ll just confirm all the bad stuff he thinks about you.” This speaks directly to the concept that marginalized people must always be on their best behavior, must always be working tirelessly against stereotypes and discrimination, and if they falter, if they get angry or upset or even just have a bad day, they will immediately be labeled as precisely the thing they are working against. Of course he understands exactly what she’s feeling.
(What’s left out of this gif set is that he tells her he understands because he’s part robot, which speaks so much to Cyborg and how unique and treasured his relationship with Starfire is, and how much he probably values being not seen as an “other” human, but as a human in general. Their relationship is so ridiculously amazing, that could take an entire other post, DON’T GET ME STARTED IT WOULD BE REALLY LONG BECAUSE I LOVE THEIR FRIENDSHIP.)
And Cyborg convinces Starfire to tell Robin about what Val-Yor’s been doing because he knows how much she means to him and that he would want to know, even though Starfire doesn’t want to burden him. (And if you go back and watch the episode, listen to the way Scott Menville delivers the single line “What” when Robin does hear about it; it just perfectly captures the quiet anger and insult that he feels and UGH I COULD DO A WHOLE POST ON THE VOICE CAST DON’T ENCOURAGE ME.) Robin of course immediately wants to defend Starfire, but being the incredible person that she is, she reminds him that their mission is more important than her feelings. She knows that there are other things at stake and is determined to be a strong person and try to ignore blatant discrimination against her, to work with this guy even though he doesn’t respect her, because that’s what needs to be done. He continues to try to ignore and marginalize her until she finally just tells him to shut the fuck up and let the big girls take care of the alien invasion. Which she does, while saving his sorry ass.
AND THEN to their immense credit, the writers bring us back to Earth where Val-Yor is trying valiantly (or pathetically, take your pick) to save face and remarks that Starfire “must be one of the good ones.” To which Starfire promptly replies that she is no better than any other Tamaranean just because she saved his worthless hide
and that he better get out of there while she deigned to let him live. He leaves and Starfire acknowledges that some people will never like you because they are bigoted and that that’s okay because there are other people who are not and they are the ones who truly matter. When I first saw the episode, I was afraid they were gonna give Val-Yor a pass and have it all hugs and smiles, but they actually held him accountable and acknowledged that some things are more complicated and that sometimes people cannot be changed. But you keep moving forward anyway.
I JUST HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT TEEN TITANS, OKAY?!
“Sexually Liberated Hobbits” Rebloggable by request.
Thats fucking it. I hate Martin Freeman fans. They are ruining the Hobbit for all the true fans. Fuck i want to punch who ever drew this.
do you need a glass of warm milk and a stepladder to reach the point thats way over ur head
SHOT THROUGH THE HEART
AND YOU’RE TO BLAME
YOU GIVE LOVE
A BAD NAME
DO YOU SEE HOW FUCKING RIDC
m a n g ERI NE
still one of the best things ive ever seen.
slaughter melon reporting for duty.
alL OF THEM DSKFJNSDK
“Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”
I just can’t not reblog this
Suddenly life has meaning again.
it’s called the fuck you symphony
i don’t feel like there needs to be any other incentive to watch
I just saw this on my tag, and it is such a true blessing.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN PRESS PLAY RIGHT NOW DAMNIT
This became relevant again today.
1. Let’s get the easy one out of the way first: she is an independent woman who doesn’t need to cling to a man (but still likes to). What she does is not done to win a man’s attention or approval; in fact, she calls out the “man” (actually a boy) on his faults and keeps moving onward without begging him to take her back or pay attention to her or even openly crying and wailing about it. She also didn’t let the fact that she couldn’t be with her man destroy her motivation to fight alongside him; just because there was no kissy-kissy waiting at the end of the adventure didn’t mean that it was time to quit…or jump ship (you know, to where her father was?). She knew what was right, and she stuck to that, regardless of what it cost her.
2. She indulges in “girly” things while remaining action-oriented; she does not spurn the idea of “acting like a lady” as something that is weak or wrong, and shows that you can be girly while still not having to be seen as something less than a man.
3. Asami takes charge as a leader; she is the one driving the car, she’s the one telling the Krew what to do as she’s piloting the vehicle, and she’s able to go off on her own without asking for help (or refusing it). Korra has moments where she gives orders and takes the lead, but mostly she’s mainly balancing it out and participating; Asami takes charge.
4. Asami is a Normal. Take that as you will, but the fact is that there’s no way for someone to make the excuse “Well, Korra’s a powerful bender” in real life. And it’s not just that Asami is rich, either—when Asami loses her money and privilege, she has difficulty adjusting (see the food…), but she copes and presses on. When Korra loses her privilege, well, let’s not get into that (and yes, she would have had time to recover, and she’s allowed to cry, BUT WE DIDN’T SEE THAT). She also offers to help Pema with the dishes, a move that shows that she is aware of what has been granted to her and that she’s willing to repay the acts of kindness.
5. She’s not the type who runs and hides from bad news. She goes and asks about Mako’s feelings for Korra from Bolin, and when she gets the information, she presses until she knows enough. She doesn’t sit quietly and wait for everything to happen around her until it’s “time for her to know”; she stands up for her father, she goes into the secret basement, and she confronts Mako about his feelings face-to-face.
the only time Asami Sato goes into the kitchen is because another woman needed some help in there and Asami was a gracious houseguest, and then she left the man in the kitchen to take care of his kitcheny business, asami sato is better than you, asami, legend of korra, this is actually serious business, because The Legend of Korra was a big step for feminism and TV, and it might have stumbled a bit at parts, but duuuuude, that Asami