my roots are grown but I don't know where they are

delusioninabox:

Daily #610! When there’s so much on my mind, it’s hard to know where to start!



captashley:

dagger-kitsune:

baelor:

OK SOME REALLY SERIOUS SHIT IS HAPPENING IN NORTH KOREA
According to South Korean newspapers, last week the North Korean government PUBLICLY EXECUTED 80 people in 7 cities for watching South Korean/Western shows, movies, and videos, “pornography,” or possessing a Bible.
Apparently people’s attitudes and conformance are changing SO THIS IS HOW THE GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO SUPPRESS DISOBEDIENCE
They allegedly herded 10,000 innocent civilians into a stadium where they were FORCED TO WATCH THE EXECUTIONS BY MACHINE GUN FIRE
THIS IS HONESTLY SOME HUNGER GAMES SHIT HAPPENING IN REAL LIFE RIGHT NOW
some of the more reputable sources: x, x

Other sources: The Sydney Morning Herald    The Los Angeles Times

oh my god

captashley:

dagger-kitsune:

baelor:

OK SOME REALLY SERIOUS SHIT IS HAPPENING IN NORTH KOREA

According to South Korean newspapers, last week the North Korean government PUBLICLY EXECUTED 80 people in 7 cities for watching South Korean/Western shows, movies, and videos, “pornography,” or possessing a Bible.

Apparently people’s attitudes and conformance are changing SO THIS IS HOW THE GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO SUPPRESS DISOBEDIENCE

They allegedly herded 10,000 innocent civilians into a stadium where they were FORCED TO WATCH THE EXECUTIONS BY MACHINE GUN FIRE

THIS IS HONESTLY SOME HUNGER GAMES SHIT HAPPENING IN REAL LIFE RIGHT NOW

some of the more reputable sources: x, x

Other sources: The Sydney Morning Herald    The Los Angeles Times

oh my god





excalibee:

I just really, really like to draw them cuddling.

excalibee:

I just really, really like to draw them cuddling.



cyclopsrose:

Pwned



arineat:

shinibunny:

darren-freakin-criss:

takealookatyourlife:

heroicallyfound:

svetlana-del-rey:

Was she going to slap you because you never in any way made him gay in the actual books, taking zero risks/doing absolutely nothing for gay characters in literature, and only announcing your “authorial intent” afterwards for a cheap shot at looking like an ~ally~

^^^

Gay people are just normal people. We are not told about any of the Hogwarts professors love lives, other than Snape, and it would be completely out of character for Dumbledore to walk around telling everyone about his sexuality.

Did you want her to make him dress in glittery platform boots, a crop top, and decorate his office in rainbow flags to make it more obvious for you? Would that be enough of a stereotype to appease you people? Or what? Please tell me. I’d like to know how you think a gay character is supposed to be portrayed.

And did you miss the Grindelwald chapters in the ‘actual books’? Or was that also not obvious enough for you? Did Dumbledore need to whisper “always” wistfully in order for you to connect that he had romantic feelings for Grindelwald? Maybe you are American and need them to gaze longingly into each others eyes with awkward close ups of their fingers almost grazing each other that Hollywood thinks means ‘true love’. 

It didn’t fit into his relationship to Harry to ever say “I’m gay”, and so it was not stated explicitly (you might have noticed the book was told from Harry Potter’s perspective).

The point is though, that he is a homosexual, well respected, powerful, and very loved wizard- and his sexuality doesn’t matter because no one else thinks it matters. a.k.a. no one care that he loves men, and that is wonderful. 

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What she said^

Except that this “revelation after the fact” always smacked to me of wanting cookies for representation that DIDN’T HAPPEN.

Representation needs to be real and explicit. It doesn’t have to take over everything and it should never be the CENTRAL characteristic of a character, but if you’re representing a group of people, it can’t just be vaguely hinted at. It has to be stated, not implied so slightly that you have to squint to see it!

If JKR wanted cookies for providing representation, she had multiple chances to do it within the books. And it didn’t have to be with Dumbledore (because I agree that in books from Harry’s POV, it would come across as inappropriate to have the headmaster discussing his sexuality with him). It didn’t have to be with Dumbles. It could have been with any of the multitude of side-characters she wrote into the books. A side note about a lesbian couple going to Yule ball together, or Dean/Seamus could have been a thing. Or Ginny could have dated Dean and then broke up with him and dated a girl for a while. And these things aren’t necessarily something that would have had to take up SO MUCH time or space in the books. With a simple insertion of one or two lines throughout the ENTIRE SERIES, JKR could have had actual, tangible representation and it would have been awesome.

Stating after the fact that ‘Dumbles was totes gay, btw, where are my props’ was just pointless and kind of fucking insulting to the MOGII fans of the books.

And you know what, maybe she wasn’t looking for props when she revealed that, maybe it was an offhand sort of comment and she didn’t think about it while writing the books, but I’m sick of people saying “OMG SHE WAS AMAZING BC SHE ABSENTLY DECIDED DUMBLES WAS GAY” like it’s a crumb we should be grateful for. There are many things JKR did that were great, but this is not one of them and knowing she intended him to be gay - knowing we ALMOST had a chance for representation - it makes it even worse than if he’d be straight all along, imo.

I understand what youre saying but… The books were NOT about Dumbledore honestly? By the end, I didnt even like him all that much— he left Harry in an orphanage and made way too many mistakes to be “adored”… And no JK Rowling didnt have to say he was gay and lose thousands of fans because the books entire message was that labels dont mean anything— it doesnt matter if youre pureblood gryffindor straight seeker or boy or girl— all that matters is what you did with what you were given… JK shouldnt have to announce he was gay in the books because thats not what the books were about… And honestly shes not saving face by calling herself an ally and risking a lot still because harry potter is still a marketable franchise and if you know anything about marketing its not about what you present its how and who your audience is… yes she could have had other gay characters but considering so much of that world was medieval and traditional people werent allowed to say who theyre PARENTS were much less be cool with “and im also gay” so i dont know maybe thats just me but I dont blame her at all personally and as part of the lgbt community i dont think she should be penalized OR awarded for announcing he’s gay, she should just be another writer… Thats all she is, just a writer, not a god or queen or political activist or anything…



sabertoothbitch:

I know I have international followers who might not be aware of what exactly is happening in my country so I have done my best to put together this explanation which is very bare bones but I hope provides a good overview of the situation!! As some of you know I was a dedicated Yes supporter but I…



curtis-ballard:

Your body is made of the same elements that lionesses are built from. Three quarters of you is the same kind of water that beats rocks to rubble, wears stones away. Your DNA translates into the same twenty amino acids that wolf genes code for. When you look in the mirror and feel weak, remember, the air you breathe in fuels forest fires capable of destroying everything they touch. On the days you feel ugly, remember: diamonds are only carbon. You are so much more.



abbydraws:

a cozy art for a stormy weather.

abbydraws:

a cozy art for a stormy weather.



i-believe-in-you-stay-strong:

❤️❤️❤️❤️

i-believe-in-you-stay-strong:

❤️❤️❤️❤️





shinibunny:

darren-freakin-criss:

takealookatyourlife:

heroicallyfound:

svetlana-del-rey:

Was she going to slap you because you never in any way made him gay in the actual books, taking zero risks/doing absolutely nothing for gay characters in literature, and only announcing your “authorial intent” afterwards for a cheap shot at looking like an ~ally~

^^^

Gay people are just normal people. We are not told about any of the Hogwarts professors love lives, other than Snape, and it would be completely out of character for Dumbledore to walk around telling everyone about his sexuality.

Did you want her to make him dress in glittery platform boots, a crop top, and decorate his office in rainbow flags to make it more obvious for you? Would that be enough of a stereotype to appease you people? Or what? Please tell me. I’d like to know how you think a gay character is supposed to be portrayed.

And did you miss the Grindelwald chapters in the ‘actual books’? Or was that also not obvious enough for you? Did Dumbledore need to whisper “always” wistfully in order for you to connect that he had romantic feelings for Grindelwald? Maybe you are American and need them to gaze longingly into each others eyes with awkward close ups of their fingers almost grazing each other that Hollywood thinks means ‘true love’. 

It didn’t fit into his relationship to Harry to ever say “I’m gay”, and so it was not stated explicitly (you might have noticed the book was told from Harry Potter’s perspective).

The point is though, that he is a homosexual, well respected, powerful, and very loved wizard- and his sexuality doesn’t matter because no one else thinks it matters. a.k.a. no one care that he loves men, and that is wonderful. 

image

What she said^







It’s what it is. You… me.