1. icanttellyoubutiknowitsmine:

    harry and hermione’s relationship is so important because it shows that two characters can love each other deeply but not in a romantic way and there are not enough boy/girl unconditional, innocent friendships like that in books and that is why i am refusing to accept that J.K. wanted them together

    She didn’t and she never said that, don’t worry. Pretty much all she has said is that Harry is good enough for Hermione and Ron is not. And that’s hilariously true, Ron is a god damn project. But hey, you love who you love.

    (via thebeatmesa)

     
  2. kriatyrr:

    backyarditarian:

    widdershinsgirl:

    ohgodhesloose:

    cheskamouse:

    jasoncanty01:

    brightcopperpenny:

    superpunch2:

    Female pilots edited out of the Star Wars movies.

    I saw the tweets about this today, and I was like oh yeah, I remember hearing about that.

    And then I saw the pictures and just— wow. What it would have meant to have these women in the movie, all this time. I can’t properly articulate it but it’s hitting me unexpectedly hard.

    Wow thats a shame, even a nice old lady too.  These Space Valkyries  should have been left in.

    They really should have.

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    WHAT.

    THE.

    FUCK.

    I lived, ate, and breathed Star Wars from age 2 until 2005 when RotS finally beat the enthusiasm out of me, and I have NEVER, EVER in all my reading on behind-the-scenes and makings-of heard of these shots. It’s a shame there was no relaunched edit of the original trilogy they could have slipped these in OH FUCKING WAIT THERE’S BEEN LIKE 3 OF THOSE NOW.

    Fuck. FUCK. Whoever decided to edit out and bury these needs to french kiss an angle grinder.

    I want to see the old lady in the A-Wing. Seriously, it’s like, she’s somebody’s grandma. Some kid in the Outer Rim Territories got greased by the Empire for seeing something she wasn’t supposed to see, and her grandma, the bush pilot, decided “Fuck this, I’m gonna strap on an fighter and make the Empire fucking PAY for the moment it decided to fuck with MY FAMILY.”

    DON’T. MESS. WITH. GRANDMA.

    These are quickly being put into the “always reblog” category.

    Whenever there is a war, there are women who are warriors. Then they get erased from history. Happens in real wars and fictional ones alike.

    Grandma A-Wing headcanon cannot be unseen.

    (via stepintomyheadkid)

     

  3. Let me get this straight

    • So there’s Magic: the Gathering, the seminal smash hit trading card game, published by Wizards of the Coast.
    • Then the manga Yu-Gi-Oh! introduces a fictional card game called ‘Magic and Wizards’.
    • 'Magic and Wizards' becomes so popular with readers that it takes over the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise; Konami decides to make a real trading card game based on ‘Magic and Wizards’, and changes the name to Duel Monsters.
    • Duel Monsters becomes a smash hit card game in its own right, with popularity independent of and overshadowing its source, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and inspires many imitations including the derivatively titled manga/card-game media combo, Duel Masters.
    • North American publishing rights for the card game Duel Masters are purchased by Wizards of the Coast, who changes the name to Kaijudo.
    • Wizards of the Coast produces an American animated series to promote Kaijudo, which is completely separate from the Duel Masters manga/anime.
    • So Kaijudo is a cartoon based on a card game from a comic about a card game based on a card game from a comic about a card game based on a card game.
    • The circle begins and ends with Wizards of the Coast.

    When I started reading Yu-Gi-Oh! a few weeks ago I didn’t think I was entering a god damn rabbit hole.

     

  4. Sept. 17 1:10 pm

    justice4mikebrown:

    Especially read the Shaun King one.

    (via hewasalittledognamedsnuggles)

     

  5. ghostrightsactivist:

    cakeandrevolution:

    I want to see a reality tv show where straight dudes have to read the shitty messages they send to women to their mothers.

    to catch a redditor

    (via thebeatmesa)

     

  6. Shadowrun Returns is $3.74 right now on Steam!

    junglr:

    Shadowrun Returns is a great high-fantasy/cyberpunk turn-based tactical RPG and if you don’t already have it, it is dirt cheap right now.

    Do yourself a favor and pick this up:

    • If you like jacking your brain into computers.
    • If you like summoning elemental spirits to maybe kill your enemies, maybe punch you in the face for pushing your luck.
    • If you like pretty isometric environments.
    • If you thought Bladerunner needed more orcs.
    • Shotgun-wielding Elf Mercenary
    • Dwarves make good drone pilots.
    • Never trust an AI
    • or a Dragon
    • or a CEO
    • TONS of user-made content!
    • SOME of it is good!!
    • Make your own campaigns! The editor is remarkably user-friendly!
    • Plays on tablets if that’s your bag of tricks!
    • THis game is so dope
    • Get this game
    • god it’s cool

    Reblogging myself because it’s happening again, and the game is still awesome.

    And now that it’s been out for awhile, there’s a good selection of high quality user-made stories and campaigns out there, all of which you get free access to just for having the game.

     

  7. batsa:

    erikadprice:

    Important but unpopular developmental psychology fact:

    Research demonstrates that corporal punishment only has ill psychological effects on children if the parent and child come from a culture that does not endorse corporal punishment. 

    There are major cultural and racial differences in how corporal punishment is viewed and the frequency with which it is used. 

    I’m not in favor of corporal punishment. I do not think it’s an ideal disciplinary strategy. Sometimes it is used to justify abuse. But I am disgusted by how judgmental fellow white, liberal people can be about members of other cultures using corporal punishment (when it is used appropriately, sparingly, and safely).

    The cultural context is important. It makes all the difference in how the act is interpreted by both parent and child, and consequently, whether the act has any averse psychological impact. And unfortunately, many people are absolutist in their approach to child rearing; a technique or approach is either bad or good, with no exceptions. It’s just not that simple. 

    White middle-class people need to be careful not to demonize parents from other cultures who use some corporal punishment. Doing so is elitist, and reinforces tons of horrific stereotypes of people of color as savage, uneducated, and irresponsible parents. 

    Okay, white person, you need to sit the FUCK down right now.

    Hitting your kid is never okay.

    You do not fucking speak for us.  You do not fucking understand the cultural context of racism just because you fucking went to college.

    Citing “racial” differences as though it’s a real thing is fucking racist and ignorant as fuck.  Sit the fuck down.

    There is no such thing as an “ideal disciplinary strategy.”  ”Discipline” is a code word for “justifiable abuse.”  Parents are not police, they are supposed to be nurturers.

    How dare you take your hang ups and use me and my people as a fucking platform to air your bullshit on.  How dare you.

    But more than that?  How dare you imply that there is ever, ever, EVER an acceptable reason to hit a child.

    IT IS NEVER OKAY TO HIT A CHILD.  

    ^^^^

     
  8. susiron:

    I did a thing

    lmao

    (via hotsendotsen)

     

  9. Question: What do you do when your manga jumped the shark in its early chapters?

    Answer:

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  10. the Civil War is coming