I feel like writing an essay on my thoughts about shipping within fandoms.
But I am not sure if it’s narcissistic or indulgent to do so. But I might do it anyways. I might even list my favorite ships and least favorite ships and explain why. Basically I am tired of people writing stuff that makes me go ‘OHHHH so I’M the bad guy for not shipping so and so with so and so?” So..
“I love you more than ever, I love you until death. At this moment, I am you. Do not harden your heart to the voice of friendship.”—Maximilien Robespierre to Georges Danton following the death of the latter’s wife. (via crookedsin)
“I was a queen and you dethroned me. I was a wife and you murdered my husband. I was a mother and you have torn my children from me. I have nothing left but my blood—make haste to take it.”—Marie Antoinette (via crookedsin)
You guys need to be reading this. The art is awesome, they actually LOOK like RDJ, Jeremy, Chris and Chris and Samuel. The pacing, the dialogue, the content, everything is just bust a gut hilarious.
You. I love you.
This is me loving you. So, so much. c: <3
Huh? Really *goes back to look* OMG HE DOES. The FACE is Brad Pitt but the hair is all Chris Evans. HOW’D YOU DO THAT? I wish I could capture likenesses as well as you can, I am mad envious of your skills :D
For the handwriting meme: Write a paragraph of absolute love to Hiddles, telling him what you love about him most.
(Thanks for doing this AND for the idea!)
(Probably can’t read it so let me write it out: ‘Dear Mr. Hiddleston, Where do I start on the reasons why I love and adore you? Is it your love and respect for the characters you play, in which you research and study and get into the characters minds? Is it how you make characters like Loki and Magnus so much more than one note, flat characters but real and make us BELIEVE they’re real, and make us care for them? is it your graciousness and charm in which you make your fans feel special in their encounters with you? Is it how your smile is so infectious I find myself smiling with you? Is it your intellect and determination, resulting in you attending Cambridge and achieving your goals of being an actor? There’s so much I love about you, I couldn’t list them all, but most of all, thank you for presenting yourself as a gentleman, educated and kind, above all else.” With a little Hiddleston doodle :)
Maybe I’m naïve, but when I stepped on the campus of my New England public university, I was dumbstruck by the whiteness of it all. I was literally the only person of color in a sea of white people. This had never happened to me before. I grew up in New York City and had never been to a school that was predominantly white. As such, I was partial to the color-blind politics of the day. This is not to say that I never experienced racism, but I was lucky enough to discount the few times I had encountered racism as the statistical outliers of my life. However, I was surprised to learn that my peers at university had rarely come in contact with people of color and often times lacked any sort of tact when dealing with people of color. After revealing that my last name is Mohamed, the questions and comments that followed without fail went something like: A) “You don’t look Muslim! Are you religious?” B) “Is your family…y’know, religious?” C) (A look of relief when I revealed that, no, they aren’t that religious) “Oh! Good, cause I know how crazy they can be.” My friends at other universities felt the same alienation and we started to really pay attention to the racism surrounding us.
I’m going to have to finish this entire thing. It hits real close to home. Going to mostly white schools as a person of color, a black person, definitely has made me life views on racism way more intense than some blacks I’ve known who went to school with mostly other people of color. The racism they experienced was there, but often more structural or less in the form of constant berating by white peers. I viewed whites as mostly racist since I was about 10 years old and every time I lashed out against it, they only proved my point more by trying to silence me, discredit me, tell me I’m overreacting or seeing racism in places they weren’t, etc. That shit is some bullshit. More college students and YOUNG students, pre-college, like elementary, should be able to tell their stories about these experiences and how they have molded their life views and self-esteem.
I’ve definitely felt the sting of racism at post secondary schools. It’s something that more people need to learn about.