GUYS I JUST REALIZED WHY PAPER BEATS ROCK OH MY GOD
PAPER SYMBOLIZES WORDS WHICH SYMBOLIZES BRAINS
AND ROCK SYMBOLIZES BRAWN.
BRAINS OVER BRAWN.
MIND OVER MATTER.
PAPER OVER ROCK.
You clever little shit.
then what the fuck does scissors mean
my self esteem has two levels
- im a worthless piece of shit who deserves no love
- bow down before bitches i am your queen
If it actually started raining men I think I’d just start crying and be really terrified and not leave my house and just curl up into a ball and pretend I couldn’t hear the slamming of bodies falling upon my roof under no circumstances would I think “hallelujah”
it’s a cold and it’s a broken hallelujah
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You care for other people so much
you either forget to take care of yourself
or you just
don’t bother with your own well-being anymore
I like cards against humanity because it’s offensive and because this is an actual review on their website they chose to publish:
do you have those memories that are really cringey and you never speak of and something triggers the memory and you want to fucking wash your brain out with bleach
Tiny Dinosaur wanted to help out with awareness so he made a tiny presentation.
Suggestions for improvements are very welcome, he has never made a presentation about asexuality before and he wants to make sure he gets it right.
*Wears a band T-shirt in hopes that a cute boy will see it, he likes the band, he meets me and we talk, he takes me to the bands concert, we get married and have a slightly punk kid *
|—||Alex Gaskarth (via blacksleepp)|
"fuck that stupid band you’re so obsessed with"
but don’t you understand…. that’s the point
the problem with rich people is that i am not one
10 years ago today, filming began on a brand new series of Doctor Who, starring Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor and Billie Piper as Rose Tyler!
can I passively aggressively point out the way the shot is set up to make both of them equal including cancelling out the height difference and you really couldn’t tell who was meant to be the main character by looking at this photo? (Because of course they’re both the main character and of equal importance rose tyler Ninth doctor (via pygmy-of-triviality)
Thank god now we have this!
Yep! You’re right! And we also have this:
^^^ Ten is literally shielding Donna. If this was Eleven and Amy, we would be seeing posts about how this shows how “the man is in charge and the woman cowers in fear”. But since it is Ten and Donna, nobody had mentioned it at all.
All of these promotional pictures cannot be used in a “this is sexist” argument. Both the RTD era and the Moffat era pictures have the exact same type of staging.
So if you are calling the Moffat era images sexist, then you are calling this picture of Ten and Donna sexist (which is ridiculous).
We also now have this (where Clara is centered, and her gaze meets the viewer more directly):
And this (where Clara again meets the viewer’s gaze confidently while the Doctor, in a fearful pose, does not):
And this (where the height difference - which is considerable!) is canceled out)
Like this one!
Okay, back to the RTD era. Guess what the promo image used on the Series Four DVD boxset (and loads of the other merchandise) was? Surely it wasn’t the one of Donna cowering behind the Doctor, looking afraid- the one where hardly any of this fabulous, loud character can even be seen?
Well, at least there aren’t any promos of Rose where she’s stuck behind Nine as he protects her, right?
Damn again! (A similar version of the top right one appeared on the Series One box set, except that the Doctor was looking at the viewer, and Rose was not.)
Hey, I wonder what picture of Martha they used for the Series Three boxs-
Oh. (She is on the back, but only with the Doctor, and yes, people were rightly furious when that art was released.)
What about Amy? There isn’t a single promo picture where she looks like the Doctor’s equal!
Well, no, obviously. That was when Steven Moffat came in, and we all know that despite Doctor Who being an operation run by literally hundreds of people, he personally sat in on all the photo shoots and got them to nudge the female characters a little bit behind the Doctor.
Including the ones done by other magazines.
Okay, what have we got…? That’s six pictures from the Moffat era featuring a female character positioned as equal to or greater than her male counterpart, and five from the RTD era where she is not, plus one RTD one where she’s erased altogether.
The way female characters are positioned in images like this isn’t irrelevant - these are the images that end up on the merchandise, on lunchboxes and t-shirts, it’s important to have heroic female characters on these things. (And no, it isn’t the showrunner’s decision about what pictures end up on the cover of the Radio Times, for example.) That original picture of Rose and the Doctor in the TARDIS is nice, but I haven’t seen it on any of the merchandise, the children’s books, DVDs etc - the one I have seen is the one where the Doctor is standing in front of her protecting her. (That Nine and Rose photoshoot with Rose in the pink hoodie produced some other, lovely pictures, including one where the Doctor is staring at Rose while she looks at the viewer, but I never saw that one on any of the books or lunchboxes either.)
Some perspective/understanding of how images like this are actually taken and used would be nice, s’all I’m saying. And I still want to know who it was made the decision to leave Martha off the Series Three boxset.
Me: * whines about the many things I have to do that’ll take hours
Me: * eats in bed all day as I whine