milesabovepeter

queerheretic:

brispeak:

huffingtonpost:

THESE 16 DOGS ARE HEROES. THEY ARE ALSO PIT BULLS.

Virtually every dog relishes a loving scratch behind the ears and some sweet, vocal praise. But dogs identified as pit bulls get a bad reputation and a lot less love.

Try not to cry as you read the full stories behind these heroic pit bulls here. 

Love that someone made this.

There was a time they use to be called Nanny dogs because families left them watching over their young kids while they went to work the fields, from what i’ve read. It’s only recently that people have started seeing them as monsters.

milesabovepeter

ask-gallows-callibrator:

tebianco:

winchesterson:

perplexingly:

geosaurus:

perplexingly:

Imagine dragons sleeping the same way giraffes do

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Yessss! I wanna draw sleeping dragons tooo

Maybe they sleep like camels…image

or cats…

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or…. uh… snakes?

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Yeeeeaaaaah

Or maybe they sleep on trees

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There is nothing about this post I don’t love

maybe they sleep like bats

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FUCK I LOVE ALL OF THIS

officialnatasharomanoff

why deaf clint barton is important

officialnatasharomanoff:

ok, all you boys and girls who read comics, listen up.

if you read matt fraction’s hawkeye comics, you know that clint barton has been stabbed in the ears with arrows, and as a result, is now deaf.  furthermore, if you read the comics, you know that today was the release of the asl issue.

in case you don’t know me, i’m hard of hearing.  i grew up hearing, and my hearing wound up getting fucked up the older i got.  now i’m 20 years old and wear hearing aids.  my signing isn’t as good as it could be since i’m surrounded by hearing people who won’t learn asl to communicate with me, but i use it as often as i can.

when i read the asl issue, i found a superhero that i could actually relate to, an actual, real, human being, flawed superhero that d/Deaf/hoh people can relate to and understand, particularly those people who have lost their hearing as they’ve gotten older the way i have.  this asl issue speaks more than anyone can understand.

admittedly, the issue didn’t quite use proper signs all the time, and the grammatical structure was more english than asl (asl has a very different grammar syntax), but for now, it was enough.  it was representation.  it was a step forward. (and why was clint talking on the phone if he’s deaf?  honey, if you deaf, you deaf.  i’m hard of hearing, and i can’t hear shit on the phone. like, i get he was letting jess know that it was him talking, but son, you are deaf and cannot hear her response.  but that’s ok, it’s just details.)

so marvel, you don’t know how much your asl issue meant to me, but i’d like to thank you, matt fraction, and everyone else involved with this from the bottom of my heart.  thank you for giving representation to a group of people who don’t really get very much representation at all.  thank you for for showing me a superhero who gets it.

deaf clint barton is important.  

disabled superheroes are important.

disabled superheroes getting back on their feet when their disability makes things rough for them is important.

disabled superheroes trying to figure out how they fit into the abled world around them is important.

deaf clint barton is important.

kissingcullens

bitteroreo:

atane:

briteboy89:

pandifreyan:

mcgarrygirl78:

ceallaig1:

human-cartography:

kid-wiccan:

coming out to your parents

If you try for one second to tell me the X-Men isn’t an allegory for the gay rights movement, I will smack you. They weren’t even remotely subtle about this.

The mutants have always been an allegory for anyone that didn’t fit in to society. The folks who drew the comics made a point of that early on.

It’s not just the gay rights movement, its not just kids trying to “come out” to their parents.  Its people being mistreated by the government, put away, forced to pretend to be “normal”, systematically oppressed, even killed for who they are because the powers that be cant control it.  It’s an allegory for blacks, gays, the disabled (mentally and physically), women, and anyone really who isnt a white man at the top of the food chain.

Seriously guys… Malcom X and Martin Luther King Jr are Professor X and Magneto. Legacy virus is HIV. X-men is a flawless comic.

Flawless commentary is flawless

Meh. Not this again.

People never get tired of reminding us of the allegories of the X-men and civil rights. I personally don’t care for allegories that consists of 2 powerful white men leading an ensemble of mostly powerful white people. I’m a comic lover and I understand the point Stan Lee and Jack Kirby were making. I enjoy X-men for what it is, a fantasy. I’m not going to use it for deep social commentary, despite the idealistic intentions of the creators.

I can see and listen to actual marginalized people. I’m on the margins myself and so is everyone around me and in my community. Allegories like this are for people who aren’t paying attention or listening to communities on the margins. I can’t imagine a Black lesbian for instance being excited about the X-men as an allegory for her life. I’ll make an educated guess and say that the only people who view allegorical narratives like the X-men as profound are probably white. I’m definitely not impressed by all powerful white characters used in place as allegories of systems put in place by real life powerful white people i.e. white supremacy.

The day when a white man shooting lasers from his eyes and an angry, furry dudebro with retractable adamantium claws start shedding light on my experiences as someone on the margins is the day when pigs fly.

Also, the allegory of Professor X as MLK Jr and Magneto as Malcolm X feeds into the dichotomy of one guy being respectable and the other being violent and ruthless. It is deeply flawed. People continue to promulgate this simplistic narrative of MLK Jr and Malcolm X and it’s dangerous. Magneto is a mutant who wants to destroy humankind (allegory for white people?) because he thinks mutants are superior. He is filled with hatred and contempt for humankind. He leads the “Brotherhood of Evil Mutants” (allegory for the Nation of Islam?).

Magneto’s sole purpose is ridding the world of humankind. That’s a horrible allegory of Malcolm X. That isn’t Malcolm X. That’s a white man’s interpretation of Malcolm X misrepresented as Magneto and his followers.

If Stan Lee and Jack Kirby wanted to really make a statement, they should have made the five original X-men Black since Black resistance to white supremacy was the preeminent struggle that inspired them. Forgive me for not giving a shit about their allegories when their inaugural champions of justice and vanguards of truth were white people. Even when inspired by Black resistance and Black suffering, the end result was still whiteness.

*Sips* BLOOP BLOOP.

nerdygeiszler

alishalovescats1701:

somanyshipstoship:

sith-in-a-tardis:

my-tardis-sense-is-tingling:

yeah moffat can write scary monsters

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but russell t. davies wrote the scariest episode of the lot

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without having to show us a monster at all

MIDNIGHT WAS SCARIER THAN EVEN THE FUCKING WENDIGO EPISODE FROM SUPERNATURAL AND I STILL HAVE NIGHTMARES ABOUT THAT FUCKER SO DO YOU UNDERSTAND NOW WHY I FREAK OUT ABOUT PEOPLE PLAYING COPYCAT

i play copycat to freak people out

i play copycat to freak people out