every family got a plastic bag full of plastic bags
- is overweight. not “a little heavy” or “curvy in all the right places”, she is overweight and she owns it.
- is gay, and from her first public exposure has been open about this
- has bipolar disorder
- is one of the coolest lyricists right now
- has this song which is way more feel good than “all about the bass” or “shake it off”
- is super cute
- mary lambert
"A person of good intelligence and sensitivity cannot exist in this society very long without having some anger about the inequality - and it’s not just a bleeding-heart, knee-jerk, liberal kind of a thing - it is just a normal human reaction to a nonsensical set of values where we have cinnamon flavored dental floss and there are people sleeping in the street" ~ George Carlin
This man was a pure genius.
The comic works just as well if you ignore the class labels - the white man rides straight to the top, the white woman can MAYBE make it if she climbs the treacherous rope, and the POC is going to have to learn to fly.
destroy this new idea that a woman can’t be strong if she cries over a man she’s lost. destroy the idea that you have to be cold and emotionally detached in order to be a strong woman
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Here is my comic: Toppings.
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shout out to all the mutuals that are still following me even though our blog styles are totally different now
Don’t forget we have to wake up Green Day tomorrow.
Ok just a reminder to everyone: If you’re planning on tweeting billie joe armstrong “wake up” or something tomorrow, DON’T. The song is about his father’s death and so it’s really personal and treating it like a joke isn’t the right thing to do. Plus he’s asked so many times for people to stop and no one listens so yeah. Please don’t do that.
So far, Steven’s powers have been:
A bright pink shield
A bright pink bubble
Magical healing saliva
And he is always STOPPING fights, usually peacefully and in nonviolent ways, trying to get both sides to get along and understand each other. Suffice it to say, he is not your typical superhero. In fact, he’s really not that super yet. He’s still on training wheels. And yet he often manages to end conflicts WITHOUT powers or weapons that destroy others.
And I love what this show is doing with him and all of his friends. Especially in a pop culture that is overpopulated these days with “save the world” shenanigans and focusing on powers and shock value instead of being “strong in the real way.”
I’m already proud of this little guy and the small steps he’s made. His journey isn’t one of leaps and bounds but baby steps, like real people.
This week’s wonderful two-parter has set up what the show has been foreshadowing for some while: that Steven, being half Human and half Gem, will forge a path that unites both kinds of beings — a path paved by acts of non-violence, understanding, and compassion. Where his merit and strength as a hero isn’t defined by his powers (which, BTW, completely fly in the face of typical superhero and gender role BS), but instead by HIS CHOICES.
And THAT is the kind of hero story we need these days, IMO.
I’m sick of watching characters save the world from evil.
I want to see characters saving themselves, saving each other — personal journeys about making choices and resolving conflicts, not just slapping “evil” around. Even SU’s plot twists don;t feel cheap. They feel rewarding, because they are always foreshadowed and always recontextualize earlier events that maybe didn’t make sense. They feel planned, thought out, CARED for, just like the characters who populate the world.
Steven’s story, especially given the moral ambiguities brought to the table recently, really has a lot of potential to do these things — to be a personal journey more than typical “destroy evil” stuff — and in many ways, it has already.
I believe in Steven.
Can we also mention that all of those powers have to do with defending and healing others, which coincides with his personality traits of being caring, nurturing, kind and a loving person especially to his friends and family, traits you don’t typically see celebrated or normalized in male protagonists almost ever?
Because that’s awesome.
Have Y’all Seen the Trailers for Legend of Korra Book 4?
So…Have you watched it? Because it’s right up there.
Nickelodeon pulled a fast one on us, guys. Book 4…is COMING OCTOBER 3RD.
I MEAN, HOLY SHIZNITS, WHAT THE WHAT THE WAHT, I THOUGHT WE’D HAVE TO WAIT FOR ANOTHER YEAR OR SO FOR THIS.
SOMEBODY, HOLD ME.
I WASN’T PREPARED. I DIDN’T THINK WE’D BE GETTING THIS SO SOON. I’M NOT READY FOR THIS SERIES TO END SO QUICKLY, OH GLOB.
JUST LOOK AT THAT!
OH MY SHNIZAP, IT’S THREE YEARS LATER.
NEW CLOTHES FOR THE AIR NATION AND NEW TECHNIQUES.
KORRA GETS A HAIR CUT.
IS MY FAVORITE CHARACTER PART OF THIS NEW EARTH NATION SHIZNITS, WHAT THE FRICKITY FROCK.
WHAT THE FRUIT IS THIS NEW EARTH NATION, A FIRE-NATION-100-YEAR-WAR-ESQUE TOTALITARIAN GOVERNMENT RULED OVER BY THEIR MILITARY?
MECHAS EVERYWHERE, AND OH SNAP, IS THAT THE FIRE NATION?
WHAT THE FORK HAPPENED DURING THOSE THREE FRIGGIN’ YEARS, HOLY BAJEEZERS.
ZUKO’S DAUGHTER AND FRICKITY FRACKING TOPH FOR PETE’S SAKE, PANTS TO WHOEVER THOUGHT I WAS PREPARED FOR THIS, MY HEART.
WHAT THE FECK IS GOING ON, THIS IS CRAZINESS.
I’m excited. I’m so very excited for this.
I can’t wait.