Some super rare albino deer. Found in northern Wisconsin.
Please, no one shoot them.
But they would make the awesomest cloak trim! And they’d be super tasty, too.
This is relevant to my interests.
WATCHING FROZEN FOR THE FIRST TIME ANNA AND HANS ARE SO CUTE OMFG
YOU KNEW. YOU ALL KNEW YOU BASTARDS. FUCKING HANS.
For a section of the film, I thought Kristoff was going to end up with Elsa, due to his ice fetish.
I still reckon that some mornings Anna comes down to the castle yard to find her sister and boyfriend in impenetrable discussion about the properties of ice.
I may like Frozen quite a bit.
Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a tomb they say could be of a previously unknown pharaoh named Woseribre Senebkay, who reigned over ancient Egypt between 1650 and 1600 BC. The crypt was found at the southern Egyptian site of Abydos, about 500km south of Cairo, by an excavation team from the Penn Museum, University of Pennsylvania. King Senebkay’s tomb was uncovered close to a larger royal tomb of another pharaoh, Sobekhotep (1780 BC), the first king of Egypt’s 13th Dynasty. Inside the tomb, skeletal remains of King Senebkay were found.
(Source: archaeology, via jackietastic)
Every time I see someone make the argument that representation in fiction isn’t a big issue, and that advocating for diversity is just a waste of time because audiences can identify with anyone, and anyway, trying to include a wide range of backgrounds is just…
See, the diversity advocates piss me off because they often seem to go after published writers and I’m convinced that’s both the wrong target and highly counter-productive.
I know what I write is a product of my own background, experiences and neuroses. Given I’m a straight woman from an entirely white culture fucked up by religion, its history and poverty, it’s not surprising that I’ll write about that sort of thing. I suspect this is true of a lot of writers.
I also believe that writers happen pretty much everywhere - that in any culture, there will be people with the talent to write, given the chance. Somewhere there will be people from mixing pots who want to write stories about people from all over the place. Everywhere there will be people who want to tell stories about their place and culture.
Why don’t we see them more? Maybe they never get the chance to write. Maybe the gate-keepers of attention, publishers, reject them for all the bigoted reasons you suggest.
(Also maybe they do write and get published, just not in English. Most of the world doesn’t speak English as a first language and books can have pretty small circulation. The other night I discovered that a number of my favourite childhood books, which were set in Ireland, were only ever sold in Ireland. Just because something isn’t in the US doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist.)
None of this is the fault of the writers who are published. All you achieve by having a go at them about diversity is telling them that their stories are invalid, not worth telling, wrong somehow. You blame them for writing their stories, rather than someone else’s stories. I know the response I’d give to that is telling you to die in a fire, while internally having my confidence in my own writing shaken.
You want a wider range of stories? Have a go at the people who decide what stories get to be seen, not at the people whose stories just happen to the ones that get let through.
Hi guys I’m obsessed with this shit lately because I don’t want anyone to have unhappy, unsupported boobs like I did. Even if you think your boobs and bras are fine, try it. It will make a big difference in comfort, support, and shape, even if you have small boobs or big…
Well, that’s nice, according to this, I’m a 36KK, a size I have literally never seen in a shop, and I don’t trust buying any bra that I haven’t tried on.
Bra shopping is the most hateful form of clothes shopping. It’s hard to find anything that even might fit and they’re expensive, especially given how briefly they work well for. Would it be too much to either price them accordingly for something which will be fucked after a year or to build them to last longer than that?
I hate the term “women of color”
Since fucking when is my peach skin not a color? Why must I be excluded from a group of women?
"Since fucking when is my peach skin not a color?"
Since your ancestors decided to call everyone who wasn’t them, “Coloured”. We didn’t invent the game, we just play it.
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I still don’t understand why “people of colour” was the term chosen to be the PC term. I fully get why “coloured” is not an acceptable thing to call a person, nor would I ever do it. I just don’t understand why “person of colour” is any better. They seem such similar terms.
(and before I get an inbox full of hate, I am not demanding that non-white people justify their terms to me, I am not insisting that my views as a white woman are important, and I am not a worthless piece of shit)
(I have had that conversation before and it wasn’t nice)
(I am presenting a query about something I don’t understand because my own attempts to find out why that particular term was chosen have been fruitless)
(if people want to educate me that would be lovely)
(if people want to yell at me about being an entitled white bitch then please just don’t)
I don’t get it either, partly since the two terms are largely grammatically interchangeable (adjective-form-of-word people = people of noun-form-of-word).
But I also get the impression that it’s an Americanism (I can’t picture it being applied to people in the UK) and the American paradigm of races seems to be significantly different to the British one.
(Like ‘hispanic’ as an ethnicity - what even is that? Pretty sure in the UK we class Spanish and Portuguese people as White (with the Mediterranean subtype), but it seems to mean something else in the US.)