17 minutes ago on 1 October 2014 @ 4:56pm + 7,175 notes
via wesaanderson (originally thegavichal)

Pride (2014)

(where can i get this woman’s magic lesbian summoning powers?)

55 minutes ago on 1 October 2014 @ 4:19pm + 361 notes
via communitythings (originally joelmclaurie)

joelmclaurie:

G R E E N D A L E   S E V E N  Appreciation  Week(s)

DAY THIRTEEN

Shirley Bennett love day

1 hour ago on 1 October 2014 @ 3:17pm + 18,338 notes
via awiboo (originally memoriesofelephants)

eustaciavye77:

Sanjai, a 20-years old bull (male elephant), sees himself for the first time in front of a mirror. [x]

elephants are fucking awesome.

4 hours ago on 1 October 2014 @ 12:47pm + 85,977 notes
via awake-atnight (originally melthedestroyer)

melthedestroyer:

there’s a big difference between “i’m sad because a character i was emotionally invested in was killed off” and “this character’s death served no purpose, was used for shock value, and is the product of bad writing and i’m upset about that”

Anonymous
What do you think of The Caretaker's treatment of Courtney? I was telling my husband I was really disappointed, because to me, it seemed like the narrative humiliated her and proclaimed her unfit. My husband says that he doesn't think the throwing up was supposed to be humiliating, just something to humorously discomfit the Doctor. I really, really hope she hasn't been written off as a potential companion; I liked her. She reminded me a little of Ace, up until the end.

tillthenexttimedoctor:

That wasn’t my interpretation at all, I don’t think she was proclaimed “unfit”. I wouldn’t even say it was about the Doctor’s discomfort or implied humiliation, it was simply a humorous take on first time TARDIS travelling, which felt very real.

I think part-time companions like this give the writing a greater freedom. There’s this expectation with the main companion that they have to be amazing, they’re expected to take to it pretty quickly, and possibly to save the day at the end. There’s obviously some leeway here - characters can have doubts, they can be a bit shaken, etc. - but there are limits here. After all, you wouldn’t want them to appear weak, would you? Throwing up would probably be out of the question (covering them in Starwhale sick is fine though).

But if you think about it, it’s a perfectly normal reaction. The Doctor is a piss-poor TARDIS driver and the ride there was probably rocky. And this is a life-changing experience, for anyone at any time, never mind their age. I’m not sure how I would react, but it’ll probably be closer to Courtney’s depiction than anybody elses.

It also adds another dimension to her character - we’ve seen her rebellious, sarcastic, curious bordering on nosey. She’s perceptive, fully aware of the “disruptive influence” she poses and she’s not afraid to challenge adults, whether they are teachers or caretakers, ranging from questions to downright insults. She’s got guts and she knows it. So that display of weakness was well-earned, in a way. It doesn’t make her less awesome, just more human.

4 hours ago on 1 October 2014 @ 12:40pm + 121,437 notes
via saxaphonique (originally fyspringfield)

spcsnaptags:

wolvensnothere:

kurtiswiebe:

This perfectly summarizes why I love the Simpsons and hate Family Guy. 

Yup.

So this.

I watched that episode with my family and I could just feel how uncomfortable everyone was. Honestly, it was a really jarring, unpleasant episode.

Homer is a terrible dad. So is Peter. But Homer’s saving grace has always been that he tries—he’s bad at it and he fucks it up a lot, but he loves his family and he wants to be better than he is.

One of my favorite Homer moments is in “Diatribe of a Mad Housewife.” Tl;dr Marge writes a steamy romance novel starring herself and Ned, and when Homer finds out, he chases down Ned and, rather than attack him, asks him to teach him how to be a better husband.

There’s some part of his stupid self that wants to do better.

I never got that impression with Peter. Instead, the family has gotten more and more abusive towards Meg. It’s really unsettling for me when I started realizing that’s what happens sometimes in abusive families. Abusers sometimes single out one child to abuse, and quite often the other family members take the abuser’s side. After all, it’s easier to side with an abuser than to run the risk of becoming the target yourself.

There’s never really a point where it seems like Peter cares at all that his shitty behavior impacts his family. It actually seems to have gotten worse over the years. He expects everyone to clean up his messes because that’s always what happens; there’s really no reason for him not to be shitty.

And it’s easy to see how Meg is affected. She doesn’t have much of a character, really, because so much her screen time is devoted to being abused. The bits of character development all seem to hinge on her being this sad, neglected person who’s trying her best but never really gets any help from anyone. Quite the opposite; there have been a lot of episodes where her family sabotages any attempts to be herself.

It can be easy to forget how awful this behavior is when the only context is the show itself (frankly, everyone on Family Guy is kind of terrible). Seeing it played against the Simpsons, who are a flawed and dysfunctional but ultimately loving family, was painful to watch.

7 hours ago on 1 October 2014 @ 10:04am + 1,778 notes
via redeemed-from-the-earth (originally cy-lindric)

cy-lindric:

An empty space where somebody used to stand 

7 hours ago on 1 October 2014 @ 9:57am + 78,993 notes
via taliskertalisker (originally hobo-golden)
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mamamidnight:

hobo-golden:

I’m so sorry but its just that time of year

so totally not soorrryyyy YHEAAAA!!!!!!!!!

Gotta love TheLivingTombstone.

7 hours ago on 1 October 2014 @ 9:56am + 77,508 notes
via stormb0rns (originally enjolradz)

enjolradz:

friendly reminder that if we’re mutuals and you wanna exchange snapchat names or instagram or something you’re more than welcome (encouraged) to shoot me an ask