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30

Jul

markruffalo:

This is great. 

markruffalo:

This is great. 

nyotabadassuhura:

Bones and Uhura co-author a novel entitled “I don’t get paid enough to deal with this”

Spock and Jim’s novel quickly follows called, “Look, I can explain.”

double-zero-agent-alison:

Stills from Jeremy Paul’s “The Secret of Sherlock Holmes” West End stage production with Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke, 1989

CAMPAIGN FOR KRISTEN STEWART TO PLAY WOLVERINE IN THE NEXT X MEN MOVIE STARTS HERE YOU GUYS

I need white people to stop pretending consent was possible during slavery.

Stop lying to yourselves that those black cousins are the result of illicit love affairs & grasp that slaves could not say no.

When consent is not an option, when you’re only seen as 3/5ths of a human being & you have no legal standing? You can’t say yes.

I need white America to sit down for a sec. Look into the faces of black Americans with the same last names & figure it the fuck out.

Our ancestors were raped by your ancestors. Regularly. Some of the kids were treated kindly. Most were not. They were sold.

White mistresses punished the slaves for “tempting” master & congratulated themselves on that bloody work. Read the narratives.

Not the cleaned up ones either. Read Incidents in The Life of A Slave Girl & understand that Mammy was a victim, not the one who loved you.

She couldn’t care for her kids, couldn’t choose her husband or their father most of the time. She was a slave.

Millions of people died on the Middle Passage. Millions more died here at the hands of your ancestors. Own that.

Now you want to sing Kumbaya & keep oppressing our communities & erasing our contributions. Spare me the tired bullshit.

Male slaves fared no better. There’s a long history of them being raped, tortured & killed too. That was slavery. Stop romanticizing it.

Our children were fed to alligators as bait (feel free to look that up) died of starvation or exposure & that was slavery too. Yep, we were livestock & you use sickly livestock as bait.

Stop watching Gone With The Wind & fantasizing about beautiful plantations if you can’t accept what happened on those plantations.

House slaves had it better in the sense of access to food & possibly better treatment, but they were still slaves.

14 year old slave girls weren’t falling in love with the men who could beat them & everyone they loved to death.

Read the tales of enslaved women who killed their children to spare them. Read about people beaten to death as an example.

Sally Hemings could have left Jefferson in Paris. Of course her entire family was still in his power. And his “love”? Didn’t free her. Ever.

Go look at the pictures of former slaves backs. Whipped until they bled & left to scar so they were maimed for life & couldn’t run.

Also before you talk about the cleaned up narratives, remember that the people relating their stories knew lynching was always possible.

Records of slavery were deliberately destroyed so that former owners wouldn’t have to pay anyone.

That “peculiar institution” was generations of blood, pain, & terror. That’s what built America. Never forget that.

Now stop talking about anyone’s white ancestors like they deserve the fucking credit for the success of people descended from slaves.

American slavery began in 1619. June 19, 1865 was the last official day of slavery. Do the math on how long it takes to heal that wound.

After slavery was officially over? Black codes & Jim Crow laws followed. America’s history of oppression is longer than that of freedom.

Also before any dumb motherfuckers land in my mentions. I have a degree in history. I will read you to filth & bury you in sources.

Trust & believe there is no country here for people who want to romanticize a system that is still grinding away at my community.

All this fluffy fucking talk about American history to coddle white kids feelings & engender patriotism? You won’t get it here.

My ancestors built this country, I served this country & I will tell the damned truth about this country. Don’t like it? Fuck you.

Now let me get in my feelings about slavery before Africans were brought here. Because we weren’t the first people enslaved.

We were deliberately sought out for our skill sets & resistance to disease. Know why we were resistant? We’d had contact for years.

All of that “My ancestors never owned slaves so it has nothing to do with me?” Go look at those NDN ancestors again. See how many were free.

While you’re in there checking that out? Look up those old country ancestors & see how many benefited from slavery indirectly.

Also while we’re talking about NDN relatives? Yo, learn a name besides Cherokee. Better yet, learn about the genocidal tactics they faced.

Look up immigrant groups becoming white in America. Find out who had to bleed so they could gain access to white privilege.

Let’s really talk about the Red Summer of 1919 & how it wasn’t an unusual occurrence. Tulsa, Rosewood? They were just famous.

Let’s talk about welfare & who could access it. Hell let’s talk about who is collecting more of it right now.

Let’s talk about the primary beneficiaries of affirmative action (spoiler! White women!) & what it means to attack black people instead.

Shit, let’s get into the Great Depression & the Great Recession & who is hurting the most financially through both.

Let’s talk about conditions on reservations, in the inner city, & the violence faced by POC who try to leave those areas.

Hell, let’s talk about why we don’t see shows that reflect the American population set in the past, present, or future.

Go read Columbus’ diaries & see what “civilization” really meant to the people he encountered.

For that matter go read up on King Leopold & the Congo. I’ll wait while you cry.

That’s the thing about whiteness as a social construct in America. It’s not about white people, it’s about white power over others.

When we’re talking about white privilege? We’re talking about what it takes to shape this society based on oppression.

America is a young country with a lot of power because of genocide, slavery, & continuing oppression. Individuals build institutions.

All of these conversations aren’t about bringing out white guilt, they’re about ending this institution developed over the generations.

Also let’s be clear that America is sick with this ish across the political spectrum. It may manifest differently but it exists everywhere.

Before I go, let me also suggest that people who are curious about anything I tweeted about take a tour through Google with terms.

It’s not that I won’t answer questions, but there are books out there that I think everyone should read on slavery, whiteness, & America.

Karnythia,  laying it down with righteousness on Juneteenth — the truth about slavery and its lingering effects on America.  (via skyliting)

toraberushimeri said: Out of all of Les Amis, who do you think would be the most likely to randomly show up to a meeting with a baby goat?

sopharamiris:

littlewadoo:

darthfar:

theladyragnell:

See, this is a difficult question not because I think any of them wouldn’t but because I think they all definitely would.

Enjolras shows up in a temper because someone was abusing a baby goat and who does things like that and raging about the injustices of animal abuse while cuddling the baby.

Combeferre is goat-sitting and enthuses about the many and varied uses for goats and has his goat litter-trained and thus figures he may as well bring it out to get socialized.

Courfeyrac confiscated the kid because it was being held as evidence at the police station or something and it was bleating and really, Enjolras, what was he supposed to do, leave it there?

One of Feuilly’s neighbors had the goat but couldn’t take care of it anymore, so he took it in, and it’s still young enough to need frequent feeding, so he brings it to the meeting.

Jehan turns up with the goat following at his heels, announces he’s named it Eurydice because it followed him out of hell, and declines to explain further. When Combeferre points out it is a boy goat he only gets a withering look in response.

Joly and Bossuet turn up with a goat, Bossuet’s arm in a sling, and about six bags full of potential goat foods Joly wants to try. Both of them look very shifty. They all decide it is probably best not to ask.

Bahorel met this dude with a baller goat, and the dude was totally an asshole, so he punched him out and took the goat. The goat’s name is Rex. Like T. Rex, Enjolras, cool it, I’m not indoctrinating my goat into the monarchy.

Some model for one of Grantaire’s art classes came with a goat because they thought it would make for a good ~pastoral painting~ or something, and then left the goat there, so Grantaire shrugged and brought it with him. It’s named Bottle. Shut up, Courfeyrac, that’s a totally legit goat name.

Marius does not know why this goat is following him will someone please help him and stop giggling and taking pictures :(((((

Reblogging this in hopes that someone will illustrate it.

Marius always exceeds my expectations.

 (via)

jayzfanart:

in kevin spacey, no one can hear you kevin screamy

idontneedtobeforgiven said: Sam/Nat, in the kitchen

actualmenacebuckybarnes:

She comes like a cat when he cooks, hanging over his shoulder, sticking her fingers in all the food. The first time Sam had slapped her hand away, out of habit, he’d been petrified she’d shank him. But Natasha had gotten this strange smile on her face, kissed him on the cheek, and grabbed the mixing spoon full of cookie dough, licking it seductively as she sauntered out.

Sometimes she wonders aloud, in a far too serious tone, what she should do in return, and Sam tells her and keeps telling her that it’s all for her anyway. He bakes and sautes and begs his mother for family recipes just for the orgasmic noises Natasha makes when she eats his food, and the way she looks so young and happy, rare moments of vulnerability just for him.

And maybe she help with the dishes more, you know.

"Sometimes I think you’re just using me for my lasagna," he accuses her, as she jumps up on a clean counter, watching him layer the meat and pasta and sauce with dark eyes.

"And your body," she dimples, reaching over and setting the timer on the oven as he slides the dish inside.

"Could be worse," Sam shrugs, walking over to her as she inclines her head. 

They kiss, Natasha’s fingers slowly pulling open his apron strings, her legs wrapping around his waist.

She’s wearing one of those soft cotton sundresses she only wears around the house, barefoot and quietly carefree. Sam slides his palms up her soft thighs, finding, with an answering throb in his cock, that she has nothing on underneath it.

Natasha breaks away from the kiss to glance at the oven. “You have 50 minutes.”

Sam remembers last time, when he’d been mid-thrust when the timer for the cookies went off and Natasha untangled herself and sprinted from the room to get them.

"I’ll definitely keep that in mind," he says seriously, sliding one finger into her wet.

cyclopette:

*wakes up at 9* nice

*immediately falls asleep, wakes up at noon* less nice

Let’s see how many Discworld fans this gets to

coto524:

GNU John Dearheart

Is he eating soup? On a bench? Alone?
Natasha Romanoff in re: Steve Rogers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. (via incorrectaosquotes)

#no soup in the stingray steve

you-wish-you-had-this-url:

I LOVE LIGHT YAGAMI BECAUSE HE CONSTANTLY GET OFFENDED WHEN HES ACCUSED OF STUFF HE ACTUALLY DID

digivolvin:

pining is 100000% the most important aspect of pre-relationship fic for me. good-natured whole-hearted pining filled with lovelorn gazing and chest aching and fluttering touches, that’s my top priority. i was put on this earth to watch characters suffer over the profundity of their love for another person. unrequited love is why god made me. characters finding out that their feelings are reciprocated after long months/years of suffering is why the universe was assembled from nothingness. amen.

29

Jul

filmcrack:


The famous depiction of galloping horses by using coconut shells came about from the purely practical reason that the production simply couldn’t afford real horses.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
via IMDb

filmcrack:

The famous depiction of galloping horses by using coconut shells came about from the purely practical reason that the production simply couldn’t afford real horses.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

via IMDb