12 7 / 2014

unapologetically-yellow:

On role models

So often people talk about what terrible role models Rihanna and Nicki Minaj are, and what great role models Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift are. To which I have to say…really?

Taylor Swift writes most of her songs about men she’s dated. She is cunning and saavy, especially when it comes to manipulating the media, but she hides that in order to maintain her sweet, “all-American” image. Selena Gomez is most famous for her relationship with Justin Beiber. 

Rihanna has long maintained that she does not want to be a role model. She is young and living her life, and she owns her mistakes. She is unapologetic about her success. Nicki Minaj, whether on Twitter or in interviews, constantly reminds girls to succeed in school. She has made it clear that she is first and foremost a businesswoman looking after her family. After being betrayed and raped by ex-boyfriends, she has remained single for the past ten years. She started writing rhymes and rapping as a means to cope with her life, and she was eventually discovered when she posted her music on MySpace. Her life story is one of resilience and perseverance despite the odds. 

The problem isn’t that Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez are role models. The problem is that we don’t allow women to be complex. We don’t allow different women with different life stories to be considered role models because we fear that complexity. God forbid they define their lives in terms other than men. 

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27 6 / 2014

ngl, I ship it.

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25 6 / 2014

livingwithlycanthropy:

Congratulations. With your introduction of Demon Stiles and De-Aged Derek you’ve taken your first few steps down the glorious fanfic road, and we are very happy to welcome you to our little corner of the world. But we don’t want you to get lost now that you’ve begun…

GET ON THE SHIP

19 6 / 2014

melissaanelli:

Platform 9 3/4. Seriously. Pinch me. Just wait until we get all the wizards here in six weeks.

14 6 / 2014

seanlovesthis:

"Disney’s Doctor Who" by Stephen Byrne

seanlovesthis:

"Disney’s Doctor Who" by Stephen Byrne

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04 6 / 2014

Anonymous said: At LeakyCon 2009, I was able to gather the courage to come out to my parents as a transgendered woman. Since then, they have fully accepted me and I have fully transitioned into the "new me". I don't think I would have been able to accomplish all of this without Leaky in my life that year.

melissaanelli:

WHOA this was sitting there in my ask box for for like three weeks and I just saw it now. Congratulations! 

And congratulations on phrasing it healthily too. I am always humbled and awed when people say “because of Leaky” this or that, it’s always lovely to hear but it’s never actually true. The things you do are on you. Your accomplishments, your courage. And things can help us gather courage and achieve things, but they don’t do it for us. So not only is it amazing to hear that Leaky was part of your journey, but it’s also amazing to hear that you recognize that it was a part of your triumph, and not the whole of it. That the triumph and the achievement and the courage always has and always will belong to you.

We’ll take as an extremely high compliment that LeakyCon can help someone along any part of that journey. 

This.

05 5 / 2014

leakycon:

At LeakyCon, we celebrate being fans and work to tear down the walls between stories, those who love them, and those who create them. 

Meet and interact with some of your favorite actors, writers, musicians, entertainers and the people who love them as much as you do!

Join us July 30–August 3, 2014 in Orlando, FL. Buy your tickets today.

26 4 / 2014

ive-got-a-tardis:

eroravanangelicus:

 

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HOLY SHIT BALLS

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26 4 / 2014

manniac:

carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

lumos5001:


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YES YES YES!!! PLEASE!

Reblog for pleasus

manniac:

carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

lumos5001:

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YES YES YES!!! PLEASE!

Reblog for pleasus

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08 4 / 2014

staff:

Bad news. A major vulnerability, known as “Heartbleed,” has been disclosed for the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the internet. That includes Tumblr.

We have no evidence of any breach and, like most networks, our team took immediate action to fix the issue.

But this…