Reblogged purely to make Amanda smile.
This is the best thing that was ever made so just turn off the planet now because we can all go home. Thank you, it’s been a great show.
Donald Glover talking about the comments he received during his campaign to be the next Spider-Man (x)“I was talking about it with Dan Eckman, who directed my Bonfire video. Can you imagine that trailer? That would be dope. Like it makes sense… a poor black kid in Queens. Like it just fits.”
wow this just broke my heart a little bit
basically it is a Gross Things About The Patriarchy 101 midterm all rolled up into one passive-aggressive bid for a pat on the back over some Nice Guy’s “enlightenment”
so, it’s pretty common to see an image like this with like an article about body image or eating disorders or whatever
and then they go on to talk about what a problem it is and how sad all these young women are hating themselves and hurting themselves because they think they are fat, when they aren’t
implying that if they were actually fat, then there wouldn’t be a problem, it would be totally normal and expected (as it is) to hate their bodies and hurt themselves over it.
fat bodies shouldn’t be used to represent poor self-image and low self-esteem, just the same way fat bodies shouldn’t be used to represent greed, laziness, gluttony, disease, or any of the other nasty shit that fat bodies too often symbolize
you know who sees a fat girl in the mirror every day? fat girls. and I wanna see a picture of a fat girl seeing her own reflection in the mirror, and I wanna see the article talking about why that girl doesn’t need to hate herself or starve herself or think herself unworthy of love.
Jeremy Glass, We Can’t Get Lost Anymore (via made-alive-in-christ)
Technology has also made it so that people were able to find their loved ones via Google’s People Finder after the Boston marathon attacks and text them without overloading the mobile networks as much. There’s also this pocket guide to dosages and antibiotics that works on iOS devices that, according to Medical State of Mind, “…has been a saving grace many times on the ward. It is not applicable in a lot of circumstances but in rotations such as emergency, internal medicine, and paediatrics, there was not a day that went by where this book would not be used”.
It’s pedantic to point these things out but I don’t think technology has ruined experiential aspects of people’s lives. I’ve spoken to people and heard their words and seen their photos from places I will never get to go to in my life, seen different points of view from places I have already been to. If someone is incapable of watching a concert except through their cellphone screen or cannot bring themselves to leave their phone at home for an afternoon, I think that signals an issue with the person, not the technology.
Write down one thing that your protagonist would never say. Write down one thing that your protagonist would never do. Write down one thing that your protagonist would never, ever think.
And then find places in the story where that character must do that thing, say that thing, and think that thing.
-Donald Maass in Making the Perfect Pitch by Katharine Sands