those moments when straight people assume you’re one of them and you feel like a gay secret agent
it’s an ace case
if you dont have me on facebook you are probably not missing out on any posts but the comment section is important too lmao
I went to the Renaissance faire dressed as a warrior. I had a real sword with me, too. I was standing (in character) next to a sword-fighting ring, where kids of all ages got the chance to pick up a sword and challenge the champion. Some woman walks by, with her little girl. The girl starts walking towards the ring, saying she wants to fight. But the mom pulled her away hella sharply, and was like, “That’s for boys.” You don’t want to be a BOY, do you?” And the girl looked around and saw me. I think she thought I was a boy; I had my hair in a ponytail, and was wearing a hood. So she comes up to me and asks me, “Do you think girls can be fighters, too?” And her mom looks like she’s silently gloating. Like she thinks I’m going to say no. So I take off my hood, untie my hair so that it flows freely, and kneel before her. And I’m like, “Milady, anyone can be a fighter.” I swear, the look on that mother’s face made my day.
Yes! Why all the interest in holding police officers to a higher standard than gangs?
The toughest thing about the shield was making it believable that [Captain America] could throw this thing, have it bounce off something, then take some guy out and have it come back to him. We tried some practical stuff, where he’s throwing a rubber shield. Nothing worked until we handed it over to Chris Evans, until we said, ‘Okay, we’ve got this shield. It’s this wide, it weighs this much. What would you do? How would you throw it?’ And he came up with some really interesting ways of doing it. He had nothing in his hands, he was just miming the actions. It was basically Chris Evans’ ability to mime throwing and catching the shield that made it work.”
- Joe Johnston, director, Captain America: The First Avenger
Chris Evans + text posts
White people are ghouls
This bothered me all morning. The idea that I live near people like this has been hanging over me for weeks and has literally leeched the energy and spirit from me.
But when I went to Google to learn more about what happened, it turned out that the bar was not advertising this. Instead, a customer wrote it and he was then thrown out the bar and banned for life.
The bar owner went on to say that he had a half-black son.
And that they ”drove through Ferguson yesterday and [he] … would be the last person to joke about Michael Brown.”
This alone doesn’t fix things. Someone still wrote those awful things on that sign. But hearing the rest of this story does make me feel a little less terrible.
Because what I really need to see more of right now is proof that people aren’t as awful as I’m starting to believe they are.
Thanks for taking the time to research it.
ICE CREAM BLUDGERS
PERFECT FOR THAT AFTER QUIDDITCH PARTY
Yeah, I’m getting one.
I’m this bunnies momma
If you ask a Mexican child in the first grade ‘why the hell are you eating a taco’ he’s going to go home and ask for a peanut butter sandwich.
My professor on losing your identity as a kid (via lasfloresdemayo)
THIS is EVERYTHING THOUGH
im so angry(via tomcruisecontrol)
!!!!! Or to a black child “why is your hair like that?”(via black—lamb)
Meet Venezulan race driver Milka Duno, who will debut on Friday night September 22, 2014 as the first Latina to compete in a NASCAR national series race in the United States.
Considered one of the most successful female sportscar racers in history, Duno also holds the record of highest finish for a female driver in the 24 Hours of Daytona. Additionally, Duno is Naval Engineer with four master’s degrees in the fields of Organizational Development, Naval Architecture, Fishing and Aquaculture, and Maritime Business.
Picture courtesy of Rant Sports.
positive inspirational nep for a friend
It pisses me off that women get denied hysterectomies. My mom had a growth in her uterus that wasn't spreading (thus 'benign') but was growing and slowly killing her, and she had to have a hysterectomy, and I don't think anyone could argue against that... but it shouldn't have to be that bad! Women - and anyone dfab - should be able to get hysterectomies when they need to without the question of 'but babies' even being a priority to anyone but them. Fuck.
I am really not clear on why it’s such a big deal. I mean, guys decide they want a vasectomy, no one really cares?
James Lopez is a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman) who is trying to raise funding for his primarily hand-drawn short film, Hullabaloo, with hopes of eventually finding a studio to fund a full-length version.
From the film’s IndieGo page:
Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.
In addition to helping save 2D animation, Hullabaloo aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film’s two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. We hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi.
To see some footage and a short video pitch from Lopez, click here.