snakegrl1306

Hello! My name's Kaitlyn.
Here's a list of things I like and you'll probably see here: Harry Potter, Supernatural, Elementary, Darren Criss, Team Starkid Productions, books, food, small animals, et cetera.
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iguanamouth:

you are worth so much more than ashes

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blameitonthepatriarchy:

I am sick and tired of the way we critique misogyny in fandom. 

Why is it always “shame fanwork creators (overwhelmingly young women and queer ppl) for not including enough female characters” and never “question the fact that we’ve created a media culture where canonical female characters are by and large so boring that no one wants to create fanworks based on them?” (Not to mention the fact that any person who dares to include an original female character in a fic will have the deadly accusation of “Mary Sue” leveled at them, even if they’ve written the most well-rounded character in the world)

Why do we talk about the danger of fetishization when straight women are writing about male/male pairings, and never think about the fact that slash is often being written by young women who have been socialized to be so ashamed of their sexuality that their own fantasies never include people of their own gender?

Why are we placing the burden for destroying problematic tropes about sexuality and romance exclusively on this tiny, relatively powerless subculture made up of relatively powerless people who are creating media exclusively for their own enjoyment, and not on the gigantic megacorporations that are profiting off the romanticization of abusive, unhealthy, destructive relationships, an attitude fans are only repeating?

Why do defenses of fic always turn to “it’s not all gay porn !!!1!!!!111” as an argument? What’s wrong with people creating erotica that they can enjoy, when almost no one is making mainstream porn for the audience that reads fic, when people can explore potentially problematic or even dangerous kinks/desires without actual performers having to participate in making video porn, when the “gay porn” side of fandom can lead to some of the most wonderfully freeing discussions about sexuality possible in our society?

Say I write a fanfiction. The only female character complies to the problematic sassy/helpful best friend trope, mostly because the story revolves around two main male characters (well-developed in canon, with lots of canon jokes about how much they love each other, and played by male actors I find extremely attractive) getting together and having a fair amount of extremely explicit sex. This fic is read by, oh, 200 people, all of whom are already familiar with the conventions of fandom. How does that compare to the literal millions of people who watched, for example, the first Hobbit movie, which contained (as I recall) no women or queer characters at all, and had an audience full of all kinds of people, likely including little girls who are looking up on screen and learning that their stories aren’t seen as worth telling?

I’m not saying fandom tropes aren’t harmful, I’m just saying we should look at the scope of the damage done by them as opposed to, oh, every other kind of media ever, and then think about why we’ve chosen to shit all over the not-for-profit hobbies of young women and queer people.

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smith-q-and-a:

flyer we’ll hand out at our rally next thursday, april 24 starting at 8:30AM (come any time in the morning/early afternoon if you can’t make it that early). join the facebook event & email transwomenatsc@gmail.com to sign up to be involved. mandatory meeting to discuss peaceful protest tactics at 2pm this saturday in the cc red room. if you can’t make it, email us and let us know. 

thanks to Carolyn Brown for making this for us! so appreciated 

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lukefivethirtyone:

yourpersonalcheerleader:

buzzfeed:

The kindergartener in this video signed her entire class Christmas concert for her deaf parents and it is incredibly cute. 

Five-year-old Claire Koch was born to two deaf parents, and American Sign Language was her first language. So while 60 of her peers used generic hand motions, Claire chose to use ASL, much to her parents’ surprise.

YES!! I have chills. 

But check out what a little badass she is in the last gif though

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hyperdrivemechanic:


Neil Degrasse Tyson - Cosmos

hyperdrivemechanic:

Neil Degrasse Tyson - Cosmos

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colourfulpantsandarainbowhat:

WHY DO PEOPLE CALL IT FUCK, MARRY, KILL WHEN THEY COULD CALL IT BED, WED, BEHEAD

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redphilistine:

It’s breathtakingly amazing how the United States deposed the rulers of the Hawaiian islands, sent over white settlers to change the demographics, and then annexed the country as just another “state.” 

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raisesomehale:

weloveshortvideos:

Cutest thing ever - Vine by Cheyenne Moore

SHRIEKS THIS IS THE ABSOLUTE CUTEST

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poorprovincialtown:

editingatwork:

musical-treasures:

So a boyband walked onto the Britain’s Got Talent stage and everyone thought they were going to sing One Direction or something typical…and then they sung Stars from Les Miserables.

This is the best thing ever. Just listen to those harmonies <3

Simon’s face says “I like it against my will.”

IT’S EVERYTHING I EVER DREAMED

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