Nicole
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This blog is a little of everything and a lot of inconsistency. I am Queen of the Queue and over-tag everything, so don't be afraid to ask me to tag something for you. I am planning a hobbit hole and you should talk to me about your dream house. Also Tamora Pierce. And The Posterchildren. As well as anything that's weighing you down (I am nearly guaranteed to be on your side).
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Charisma Carpenter talks about getting fired from Angel. Thank you for sending me this link!

This is the interview I’ve been talking about for a while.  Everyone should watch this.

Will I always reblog this?  Of course I will always reblog this.  Will I ever get over how in a single horrible, unforgivable decision Joss ruined AtS, fandom perception of Cordelia Chase, Angel/Cordelia, and pretty much all of his credibility as a feminist?  Nope.  Poor CC.  :(  Every time I hear about this my heart breaks for this woman a little bit more. 

But she and Julie Benz are the best BFF ever.  They should do adorable chick flicks together.  I would totally watch that shit.

Must watch!  Charisma tells the truth of what really happened behind the scenes at AtS, her pregnancy, her strained relationship with Joss and how she was asked to come back for the 100th episode.  I’ve known for awhile, but I know some of you may not have known what happened.

Reblogging in case anyone is still under the illusion that a) Charisma Carpenter was fired for anything other than GETTING PREGNANT and b) that Joss Whedon was ever a real, actual feminist or even a friend to women. 

Seriously, though. I wish fans and people who want to defend Whedon would listen to her talk about that she was on both shows for a combined total of eight years. Charisma was 26/27 when BTVS started out. So by the time she got pregnant with her son, she was about 31/32. 

I mean, what’s she supposed to do? Keep waiting to have a baby and live her life until the show finally runs out of steam? What if it goes for another five years? 

Also, can we please keep in mind what actually happened here: this supposedly feminist man decided to damage the career of a woman who worked for him because she made a personal choice with her own body (ie - to have a baby) because that choice didn’t line up with what he wanted her to do in order to embody his vision of a female character. And not only did he do that, but he treated her like crap and even went back on his stated promises to her. 

All because it amounted to a woman not doing what he wanted so he could have the female character on his show be just the way he wanted.

In what world does that guy get called feminist? Oh yeah, this one. 

I just feel so bad for Charisma Carpenter. I do. Because she can never tell this story straight out. She has to be really, carefully diplomatic about it and make sure to say that everything’s fine now and she’s cool and Joss is still a great guy. There’s probably way more she’ll never tell or at least not for a long time to come. Because she still can’t afford to piss Joss Whedon off. 

Because this feminist guy will, in response to a woman doing something he doesn’t like, use his power to damage her career. 

So let’s just think about that, yeah?

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ishimeowru:

A zombie-bitten father tries to save his infant daughter in this bittersweet short film

So you’ve been bitten by a zombie. So long, conscious brain activity, hello craving for human meat. But the protagonist of the short film Cargo has bigger problems than his impending demise: he has to find a way to save his infant daughter, even if he has to die first to do it.

Directed by Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke, Cargo was a finalist in Tropfest Australia 2013. It’s also a rather clever take on zombie genre tropes, with a story that isn’t about the survival of self, but the survival of another.

oh my go d watch this im crying like  a baby over it right now

tries not to cry hard

damn

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"Girl Speaks Gibberish With Perfect Accents To Show What Languages Sound Like To Foreigners"

I love this? 

I ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW WHAT AMERICAN ENGLISH SOUNDS LIKE TO OTHER PEOPLE.

(Source: tyleroakley)

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Youtube Abuse Recovery

what i think needs to happen in the community right now

This is SO important to watch if you are involved in any way with youtube 

As a creator or a viewer

PLEASE WATCH THIS

this incredibly intelligent, well spoken and in touch young lady, Ann, gives a very clear overview for anyone unsure/interested of what is going on with youtube and the sex scandal type stuff going on.

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This Centuries-Old Musical Instrument Sounds Exactly Like Super Mario.

"Listen to this young girl playing her sheng, a Chinese instrument invented thousands of years ago. The woodwind may be ancient, but the sound is pure 1980s nostalgia—it’s the Super Mario Brothers theme, right down to the sounds of Mario collecting coins and mushrooms. Amazing!

Music was a big part of the old school Nintendo experience, and it’s eerie how the notes coming out of an instrument you probably never heard of sound so shockingly familiar. This young musician has certainly put in a ton of practice—clearly, all those hours playing Super Mario have paid off.”

WHAT THE HECK

WORTH EVERY SECOND

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“Sylvia Rivera kicking ass on stage after some radfems & transphobes tried to refuse her the right to speak at the 1973 Christopher Street Liberation Day rally. Said radfems then had their own march in part protesting trans participation in Pride. A precursor to today’s Dyke March.”

Source: thespiritwas

It is women like Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson who started the Stonewall riots and queer liberation. 43 years later, trans women of color, the people who started the movement, are the people maligned and left behind by it.

In Sylvia’s words, “What the FUCK is wrong with you all?”

[[Trigger warning: suicide]]

Sylvia went home that night and attempted suicide. 

Marsha Johnson came home and found her in time to save her life.

Sylvia left the movement after that day and didn’t come back for twenty years.

this is incredible, she is incredible, I highly recommend watching it

but I think the addendum re: the effect of this day on sylvia is really important

so often we valorise decontextualised moments of tough, articulate resistance and rage

and the suffering of the people who embodied them is not acknowledged, it’s uncomfortable, it’s not inspiring, we want them to stay tough and cool and stylish forever

which is particularly terrible when I think about how sylvia felt like that because of women like me — women who are now watching this video and feeling inspired and impressed and maybe a bit pleased with ourselves for finally having watched a speech by the famous and really cool to name-drop sylvia rivera

rebloggin for the true as fuck commentary (bolding mine)

n like, on one hand this moment is decontextualized as fuck, but on the other hand a lot of ppl try to hyper-contextualize it to make it “history” and a very specific historical moment, so we (cis women) can be like “oh so sad that’s how it was in the 1970s, radfems were so awful, but it was only the whole second-wave scene that was the problem, glad that’s over.”

Like have we forgotten the fact that Sylvia only died in 2002? And she died young, if she were still alive she wouldn’t even be 65 yet. I know hella older ppl in NYC who knew her personally, and hella “leaders” of the NYC queer scene pulled horrific shit on her constantly in the 80s, 90s, and 2000s, like literally until the day she died (ppl from Empire State Pride agenda literally went to St. Vincents to beef with her on her death bed) Where are the video tapes/memorializing of that shit?

N now the Manhattan LGBT center on 13th st has a room dedicated to her memory, despite the fact that very center permanently banned her in 1995 for daring to suggest they should let homeless QTPOC sleep there in sub-zero weather.

N now there’s a whole homeless trans youth shelter on 36th st named after her, Sylvia’s Place, that kicked my TWOC friend out on the streets for testing positive for marijuana; failing to recognize how fucked up that is in a shelter named after a woman who struggled with addiction all her life, and was very vocal about the relationship between drug use and the stress of living under constant threats of violence.

N from the late 90s onward rich gays and lesbians openly fought against Sylvia to try to shut down 24/7 access to the piers that she n hella other QTPOC cruised and lived on bc they were bringing down the property values of their multi-million west village apartments.

N like 90% of the individual people who perpetuated fucked up violence against Sylvia are still alive and high-profile leaders in the NYC LGBT “community” today.

So like yes, good, remember the oppressive weight of our history of transmisogyny…but also remember that this shit specifically ain’t even history, it’s the current reality of the NYC queer/trans hierarchy today—like not even figuratively, literally the same people who pulled shit like this on Sylvia are still alive n well n all over NYC cutting the ribbons to the newest Sylvia Rivera memorial n eulogizing her like they never tried to fucking kill her themselves.

Incredible commentary all over this post

i know i reblogged this before, but check out all this on point commentary 

"N now there’s a whole homeless trans youth shelter on 36th st named after her, Sylvia’s Place, that kicked my TWOC friend out on the streets for testing positive for marijuana; failing to recognize how fucked up that is in a shelter named after a woman who struggled with addiction all her life, and was very vocal about the relationship between drug use and the stress of living under constant threats of violence."

I lived at Sylvia’s place for two years. Two years. And many of the people who work and lived there are friends of mine to this day. I want to make it extremely clear that my own first person knowledge of the way the shelter operated ends in 2008, but I also worked there as a volunteer throughout last winter. However I want to make something else very clear. Sylvia’s Place, located on the ground floor of Metropolitan Community Church where Sylvia was a member of the clergy, does not and has not ever had the money to afford to drug test their clients. The shelter is not funded by the city/state/gov’t in any way and all funds that are used by the shelter are donated by private donors. Why does it not receive any gov’t funding? Several reasons, the most important being that Sylvia’s is a shelter for homeless and at-risk Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender youth between the ages of 18-24. This would classify the housing arrangements as co-ed. Now you probably feel like that shouldn’t matter since programs like The Covenant House, The Ali Forney Center, and Street Works also offer co-ed housing. Here’s the reason, Sylvia’s place is one room. The ground floor of MCC is just one large space with a kitchen area, two bathrooms, a three stall shower room, and a food pantry. Their is an open space of about 15x20 or so feet (not an expert on the measurements, but it is not that big) and that is where the youth sleep. That is where I slept. On the floor. Why don’t they have better facilities? Because they don’t have the money. And if they did file for government funding, they’d have to decide which side of the LGBT community to house, AMAB or AFAB and they won’t do that because that is just FUBAR.

Also, trans women are the priority at Sylvia’s. Always have been, always will be. TWOC especially. The staff there are two WOC and a TWOC who also runs the HIV Testing clinic they have and also runs their drop in time. These three women are dedicated to making sure that poc, especially twoc, are safe and housed, not left on the streets of NYC. And when it comes to drugs, Sylvia’s has always practiced a policy of Harm Reduction. The only time a client would be denied entry while intoxicated would be when they could no longer control themselves and had become a danger to the other clients. Translation? If you are stoned off your ass, you will not be kicked out because most likely you are going to be vegging the fuck out chowing down on canned veggies (because thats usually the best thing they have unless LaDedra has used her own money/foodstamps to do groceries and then cooked dinner and then you are in for the best fucking food you’ve ever tasted in your life). However if you are drunk as fuck, and an angry drunk, and you start swinging at folks, you’re going to be booted out because you are now making what should be a safe space into a place where people are feeling like they could be in danger. 

So this claim that a twoc was booted out after testing positive for marijuana strikes me as extremely false. Even the drug tests you can buy ffor $30 at duane reade have a $150+ processing fee, and Sylvia’s can’t afford that. They can’t afford new cots for the youth. They can barely afford what they currently provide, so how are they going to add extra shit?

Word to the wise, do a little research on a place before you condemn it off the words of a friend. Sylvia’s Place is a valuable resource for twoc in NYC who need a place to stay and have nowhere else to go. Spreading rumors like the one quoted above is not only sloppy, it’s dangerous and can be seen as an act of violence against twoc who need a safe place to be because they will then feel like the one place they thought they could go was taken away from them. Don’t you dare take one more place away from twoc. Especially if it’s the last place we have.

btw, Sylvia’s place has been around since 2006, so it’s not something “brand new” like the quoted commenter tried to make it seem.

reblogging for the added commentary

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Found this while trolling around 4chan.

Dug a little deeper and found out that it is a college animation project called Deathigner from the National Taiwan University of Arts. Department of Multimedia and Animation Arts.

Fantastic animation, great story line, and don’t forget that amazing music and sound design.

10/10

Check out the animation here

~BS

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous

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"ordinary" women react to being photoshopped into cover models

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WE ARE GETTING TOO GOOD AT REALISTIC CGI

holy mother of god

Actually terrifying.

oh dang dems some nice shaders

this is so fucking cool

Now somebody make a dragon, please.

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remember this viral video of this flawless child doing a skating routine to Willow Smith’s Whip My Hair

black excellence

YOOO. Homegirl did the dang thing

Baby girl killed it and those skates were cute

I need her in the next Winter Olympics I don’t care what the age limit is

isthatwhatyoumint:

here is a recording of the aforementioned muscle suit routine. yes, he is skating to “sex bomb.”

there are a few recordings out there and a couple of them are better quality than this, but in my opinion nothing will top the original recording. the reaction from the crowd is especially satisfying and, really, there’s just no replicating that initial surprise.

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literally the best ice skating i have ever seen in my entire life

at the end i was literally applauding from my bed

ok so i saw the thumbnail and the comment and i thought “hahaha it would be so funny if he was doing irish dance on ice it looks like he’s doing a double knee there”

I’M SO DONE IT TOOK ONE NOTE OF THE MUSIC AND I’M SO DONE I CAN NOW RECOGNIZE RIVERDANCE WITHOUT ANY ACTUAL SIGNS OF RIVERDANCE

I love listening to the commentators

because at the beginning you can hear them being a bit reserved and all professional but they get giddier and giddier as his performance goes on, they’re just happy to watch this wonderful skater and just. oh my heart

it’s all aflutter 

ahhhh he’s so happy at the end when he sees his score

precious <3

holy shit