Australia really needs to talk about its racism. The government and opposition start banging on on terrorism and all of a sudden it’s hunting-season on innocent Muslim Aussies. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are too many living in squalor. Indian students are wary of coming here. Home and Away and Neighbours can’t cast a PoC to save their life. People refer to themselves as ‘Australian’ in a way that suggests Vietnamese Australian, Greek Australian, Aboriginal Australian or Korean Australians are something different. We all need to talk about racism and confront it wherever we see it. We need to change the culture, one dumb joke or racist dating preference or school bully at a time.
Well uh, he did just save the whole world.
Yeah, good start..
Grey’s Anatomy: Thanks for the Memories
↳ Maybe being grateful means recognizing what you have for what it is. Appreciating small victories. Admiring the struggle it takes simply to be human. Maybe we’re thankful for the familiar things we know. And maybe we’re thankful for the things we’ll never know. At the end of the day, the fact that we have the courage to still be standing is reason enough to celebrate.
(requested by anonymous)
American Dream and Spider-Girl hoodies, found at Party City
They’re…not…sexy???? WE CAN HAVE NICE THINGS??? AND THEY ARE HOODIES SO THEY ARE PROBABLY COMFORTABLE WTF?
That’s what I love so much about so many of the things for women that I’m seeing this Halloween season- they’re not selling “sexy” Spider-Woman costumes or “sassy” American Dream costumes. It looks like they’re taking women who like superheroes more seriously.
"I lived among otters once for a month. Well, I sulked - River and I, we had this big fight —" [x]
Thanks for joining us for #DW Otter Hour. We now return you to your regularly scheduled Doctor Who Tumblr.
In the last week I’ve lost 45 followers on this blog and gained 140 on my Christmas blog
First of all, I’m not still watching ONCE, not that it would matter if I was, regardless of how I feel about the show. I read a recap of the episode to sate my niggling curiosity, but I couldn’t stomach watching the ep itself.
As for what kind of redemption arc I would want? Preferably none, as I personally believe Regina is beyond redemption. She is a rapist, an abuser and a murderer and she should be behind bars, not roaming around free. But if there must be a redemption arc, it should be far better than the pathetic attempt the show is currently developing. I’m sorry, but it is in no way a “fine” arc, it’s sloppy and rushed and glosses over pretty much all of Regina’s major crimes. It white washes her and allows her to avoid responsibility for her heinous actions.
How about a redemption arc such as Faith’s in the Buffyverse? Faith, who felt the crushing weight of her guilt so fully that she felt she couldn’t go on living. Faith who freely handed herself over to the police and faced the punishment for her crimes. who sat in jail for years with the power to escape but didn’t, because she was truly remorseful. Faith who never expected or asked for those she wronged to accept or trust her without her earning their trust back. Faith, who knew that she could never make up for her past crimes but was determined to become a better person and fight the good fight because it was the right thing to do. Faith, whose crimes are acknowledged and discussed, brought into the open and laid bare for all to see. Faith who was truly remorseful for everything she had done. Faith, who never expected a happy ending or felt she was entitled to happiness or salvation after the devastation she caused. That’s a brilliant redemption arc.
Regina’s so-called “redemption” is ridiculous and undeserved. She has never shown true remorse for her crimes, she continues to whine and wail about “deserving” a happy ending, she never acknowledges the devastation she has caused and she still seems to believe that she is the true victim. It’s a horrible attempt at a redemption arc and one of the many reasons I have lost faith in the show.
“One of the most horrifying things about war is how it leaves children fatherless and motherless.” The most powerful way she could dramatize that idea, she says, was to kill a set of parents that were dear to readers. “I had no intention of killing [Lupin],” says Rowling. “But then it dawned on me he had to die.”