thestareater:

durendals:

on a textual level, a female character can dress however she wants and shouldn’t be slut-shamed and hated for what she prefers to wear.

on a metatextual level, she might still have been designed with an intention to provide fanservice.

this means that criticising a design, as opposed to a character, is neither misogyny nor slut-shaming. being displeased about the way a character has been designed is not synonymous with hating her. 

have i made myself clear?

finally

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mysteriousmagnum:

sagansense:

You can read all about it HERE, and it’s as awesome as it looks and sounds.

From the article:

Made With Code is a new Google initiative to motivate future female programmers. Only 18% of computer science degrees are earned by women, and Google is spending $50 million over the next three years to change those numbers.

More than 150 high school girls turned out for the event, including local chapters of the Girl Scouts of the USA, Black Girls Code and Girls Who Code. Kaling, a writer and actress, emceed the premiere, which brought in Google X Vice President Megan Smith, Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton, iLuminate creator Miral Kotb, Pixar Director of Photography Danielle Feinberg and UNICEF Innovation cofounder Erica Kochi.

Source: Mashable

This is so important because this will give girls a HUGE confidence boost. Girls should feel empowered to create and engineer and problem solve. I am in a class split into two sections of eighty people with SEVEN females and SEVENTY THREE males. We need more girls in this profession PLEASE learn how to code even if it’s something as simple as html you can only grow from there. Tech jobs are in such high demand and honestly, being a female is an advantage because there aren’t many in the field.

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undeadsidhe-inthetardis:

yeahwriters:

cleverhelp:

Write Rhymes finds rhymes for your words while you write and takes the weirdness out of poetry and scheming. 

Coooool!

I DON’T THINK YOU UNDERSTAND JUST HOW AMAZING THIS IS FOR WRITERSLIKEWE SPEND YEARS FILLING NOTEBOOKS WITH RHYMES FOR WORDS AND PHRASES AND END-RHYMES AND SLANT RHYMES AND THEN ONE DAY SOME 
FUCKING
GENIUS
GOES 
"YOU KNOW WHAT’D BE COOL?  MAKING EVERY POET WET THEMSELVES WITH FUCKING JOY”
I” M SO FUXKC I NG

undeadsidhe-inthetardis:

yeahwriters:

cleverhelp:

Write Rhymes finds rhymes for your words while you write and takes the weirdness out of poetry and scheming. 

Coooool!

I DON’T THINK YOU UNDERSTAND JUST HOW AMAZING THIS IS FOR WRITERS
LIKE
WE SPEND YEARS FILLING NOTEBOOKS WITH RHYMES FOR WORDS AND PHRASES AND END-RHYMES AND SLANT RHYMES AND THEN ONE DAY SOME 

FUCKING

GENIUS

GOES 

"YOU KNOW WHAT’D BE COOL?  MAKING EVERY POET WET THEMSELVES WITH FUCKING JOY

I” M SO FUXKC I NG

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thejoelofus:

HEY WRITER FRIENDS
there’s this amazing site called realtimeboard which is like a whiteboard where you can plan and draw webs and family trees and timelines and all that sort of stuff. you can also insert videos, documents, photos, and lots of other things. you can put notes and post-its and, best of all, you can invite other people to be on the board with you and edit together!! 
this is really really awesome and a great tool for novel planning, so if you’re doing nanowrimo…. this could be good for you!!

thejoelofus:

HEY WRITER FRIENDS

there’s this amazing site called realtimeboard which is like a whiteboard where you can plan and draw webs and family trees and timelines and all that sort of stuff. you can also insert videos, documents, photos, and lots of other things. you can put notes and post-its and, best of all, you can invite other people to be on the board with you and edit together!! 

this is really really awesome and a great tool for novel planning, so if you’re doing nanowrimo…. this could be good for you!!

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"I’m Sorry that My Daughter Is Outspoken and Critical" : An Apology, Except Not Really

Every time I got a new homeroom teacher for every school year at every single school I’d been in, those words were always said by my parents to my homeroom teacher. At home, I had always been taught to be critical and just speak up if I had something important to say. I’m very fortunate about that, I’ve realised. The critical nature of my thinking and my habit of just speaking my thoughts up were brought to school and that got me in many, many troubles with teachers. Never so much with other students, it was always the teachers. I disagreed, I gave them my reasons, I gave them legitimate sources, and they still wouldn’t listen—or they would listen, but not listen. They would gang up with other teachers and tell me to respect their teachings. They would look at me like I was Jon Snow, like I knew nothing. I wasn’t all that brave, actually. I would cry out my frustration, about how they just wouldn’t listen and understand, at home to my mother.

Apologies are normally said by the wrong party –and I sure as was not. I did never take the time to question this back then. Now that I have questioned it, thought about it, and formed an opinion about it, I’m speaking up. How is speaking up something to be sorry for? It’s not. Speaking up should be a habit that is taught as something good, both at home and at school. Most of children’s life revolves around school and most hours of their lives are dedicated to school. Should formal education and home life fail to deliver the message that children’s voices are important, a whole new generation could be doomed to silence.  The courage to stand up and speak up for themselves and others is not an easy thing to have. Some children are naturally outspoken, some maybe not. It can be learnt should there be someone to teach them. Quiet voices are there and what a waste they are if no one is willing to listen.

Both parents and teachers should’ve known by now that, “Because I said so”, is never a legitimate reason to give to your children. Children are simple beings but they’re not stupid. If they ever ask why, please give them actual reasons because “Because I said so” insinuates that adults are the only ones who have the voice and are allowed to use it. Teach children to speak up. Encourage them to have a voice when need be.

Okay, you know what? Teach yourselves that.

To each and every one of you: it’s not too late. So many things could’ve gone differently if you had just spoken up and had enough with the silence. Start now. If it’s important and not empty, and it needs to be said now, and you have to be the one to say it –or no one else will—then say it. Be brave enough to take that first step and a lot of things can change.  Speak up for things that matter. Speak up for the voiceless. Speak up for yourself.

- nazalea (2014)

Read All About It (Part III) – Emili Sande

Little Me – Little Mix

Brave – Sara Bareilles

S.I.N.G – My Chemical Romance

Do You Hear the People Sing? – Les Miserables 

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My problem is that I fall in love with words, rather than actions. I fall in love with ideas and thoughts, instead of reality. And it will be the death of me.
— Unknown
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the-rogue-0f-light:

falling-for-youreyes:

mydollyaviana:

Beauty and the Beast prologue

I never realized how absolutely beautiful this is

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brookeeverdeen:

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”  - The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

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You die at seventeen
in your first love’s arms
and find it cruel that
in this world, Shakespeare
takes Juliet first.

You die at seventeen
and learn that there is no
epilogue after page 11,305
because there are no words
to be said from the mute.

You die at seventeen
and involuntarily fill your lungs
with tight packed dirt until
you are no longer breathing
air but earth.

You die at seventeen
and your roots grow from both
ends and when you start
to rot at the core, they cut
you back down to the stem.

You die at seventeen
because Shakespeare takes
Juliet first, so you plant
your own seeds and labor
yourself into birth.

— silver phoenix // S.M. (via scottiemcchottie)
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starsinthegutter:

did-you-kno:

Lost Generation.
I’m a part of Lost Generation
and I refuse to believe that
I can change the world
I realize this may be a shock but
“Happiness comes from within”
is a lie, and
“Money will make me happy”
So in thirty years I’ll tell my children
They are not the most important thing in my life
My employer will know that
I have my priority straight because
Work
Is more important than
Family
I tell you this
Once upon a time
Families stay together
But this will not be true in my era
This is a quick fix society
Experts tell me
Thirty years from now I will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of my divorce
I do not concede that
I will live in a country of my own making
In the future
Environmental destruction will be the norm
No longer can it be said that
My peers and I care about this earth
It will be evident that
My generation is apathetic and lethargic
It is foolish to presume that
There is hope
And all of this will come true unless we reverse it.
Source

that is so fucking cool.

starsinthegutter:

did-you-kno:

Lost Generation.

I’m a part of Lost Generation

and I refuse to believe that

I can change the world

I realize this may be a shock but

“Happiness comes from within”

is a lie, and

“Money will make me happy”

So in thirty years I’ll tell my children

They are not the most important thing in my life

My employer will know that

I have my priority straight because

Work

Is more important than

Family

I tell you this

Once upon a time

Families stay together

But this will not be true in my era

This is a quick fix society

Experts tell me

Thirty years from now I will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of my divorce

I do not concede that

I will live in a country of my own making

In the future

Environmental destruction will be the norm

No longer can it be said that

My peers and I care about this earth

It will be evident that

My generation is apathetic and lethargic

It is foolish to presume that

There is hope

And all of this will come true unless we reverse it.

Source

that is so fucking cool.

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# poem # poetry