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Emmy - 21 - procrastination enthusiast

I suffer from too many projects and no motivation. I want to be paid to watch movies and travel the world.
Look, without our stories, without the true nature and reality of who we are as People of Color, nothing about fanboy or fangirl culture would make sense. What I mean by that is: if it wasn’t for race, X-Men doesn’t sense. If it wasn’t for the history of breeding human beings in the New World through chattel slavery, Dune doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the history of colonialism and imperialism, Star Wars doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the extermination of so many Indigenous First Nations, most of what we call science fiction’s contact stories doesn’t make sense. Without us as the secret sauce, none of this works, and it is about time that we understood that we are the Force that holds the Star Wars universe together. We’re the Prime Directive that makes Star Trek possible, yeah. In the Green Lantern Corps, we are the oath. We are all of these things—erased, and yet without us—we are essential.
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Junot Díaz, “The Junot Díaz Episode" (18 November 2013) on Fan Bros, a podcast “for geek culture via people of colors” (via kynodontas)

Junot Diaz stay not fucking up. This is a really good interview.

(via commanderbishoujo)

4 hours ago on April 24th, 2014 | J | 15,615 notes

hippity-hoppity-brigade:

polytropic-liar:

modern day icarus with burns on his back and full of bitterness and throws out cynicism but sometimes he just looks at the sun like it’s the best thing in the world  (◡‿◡✿)

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13 hours ago on April 24th, 2014 | J | 13,755 notes

finals week

me: wow i have 3 tests and 2 essays due in the next 3 days
me: ayy i haven't watched THE ENTIRE LOTR TRILOGY in a while
1 day ago on April 23rd, 2014 | J | 75,483 notes
Tagged as: #about me 
But imagine Steve Rogers ferociously defending women who get harassed on the streets. Steve going super red when Darcy tells him about all the shit she faces. Steve publicly denouncing MRA’s and most republicans for making life harder for women and especially getting pissed when governors go on tv and talk about how poor people should just stop being poor because he’s BEEN THERE and he knows how hard it is to function day to day, much less deal with the people running your country telling you you’re a drain on society. Steve Rogers doesn’t like bullies, right, no matter where they’re from.
- Cam during a super discussion about a Steve Rogers who’s so there for social justice and modern values (via nollag)
1 day ago on April 23rd, 2014 | J | 3,179 notes
It’s important for little girls to know not every story has to be a love story and for boys to know that soldiers aren’t the only ones to triumph in war.
- Guilermo Del Toro - How Pacific Rim saved his life

“I wanted to show that men and women can be friends without having a relationship,” says del Toro of the relationship between the two main characters Mako (played by Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi) and Raleigh (“Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam). “Theirs is a story about partnership, equality and a strong bond between partners. It’s important for little girls to know not every story has to be a love story and for boys to know that soldiers aren’t the only ones to triumph in war.”

Nice article, worth a read. (via nudityandnerdery)
1 day ago on April 23rd, 2014 | J | 31,633 notes

queerhound:

gender-wizard:

O O O O O F F COA UR S E ITT S S AN ARRRNGE E E I juS T TOOO L L D YOU IT S AN AR RRN G E

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1 day ago on April 23rd, 2014 | J | 8,678 notes
1 day ago on April 23rd, 2014 | J | 19,170 notes
taikonaut:

I FUCKED UP.
DON’T LOOK AT ME.

taikonaut:

I FUCKED UP.

DON’T LOOK AT ME.

1 day ago on April 23rd, 2014 | J | 32,950 notes