1. 14:43 1st Sep 2014

    Notes: 148800

    Reblogged from roarkshop

    Tags: DisneyThe Princess And The Frog

    infamymonster:

    roarkshop:

    melanin-queen:

    roarkshop:

    natvarmac:

    datunofficialdisneyprincess:

    theassofremylebeau:

    Best lesson from a Disney movie

    This is an underrated movie

    This is a grossly underrated movie.

    Can I take a minute to rant? Good. Cuz I’m gonna.

    I FLOVE this movie. And I HATE all the stupid hatred it gets. For a long time the buzz was “finally a black princess yay!” and now everyone is like “Fuck this movie, first black princess and she spends the whole movie a frog.”

    You know what? Fuck that. Because Ariel spent a good majority of the movie not talking. Mulan spent the majority of the move pretending to be a man. Aurora and Snow White? Asleep (Hardly in the movie at all). They’re all just plot devices, not designed to take away from the traits of the women. 

    And you know what else? Unlike some of the other princesses, Tiana is in control of her destiny every step of the way. When she turns into the frog does she lose hope and need rescuing? Hell naw. She busts Naveen over the head and gets the job done. She is consistently responsible and capable even after having her dreams crushed and turning into a freaking frog. 

    So don’t tell me that Tiana is “less than” just because she gets turned into a frog. She’s still one of the most hardworking, badass, and capable chicks in animated history and I love her like crazy cakes. 

    the end. 

    roarkshop

    um actually FUCK no. you do not reserve the right to tell black girls and black women that they do not hold the right to be mad that the only black princess is a frog the majority of the movie. NO OTHER PRINCESS IS AN ANIMAL IN THE MAJORITY OF THEIR OWN MOVIE. (since when is deciding to give away your voice equal to being an animal??)

    also why the fuck does it matter about ariel? is ariel the only white princess little white girls get to look up to??? NO she is not. the only representation little black girls get is a frog most of the movie.

    so do not sit here and tell people that their anger is not valid and that they’re the one with the problem.

    For the record, no where did I say that POC don’t have a right to their outrage. There is a very consistent lack of representation for all races (except white people) across All mediums and that is blatantly cause for outrage. I am not the harbinger of what people are and aren’t allowed to take offense to.

    I more meant that people go hate on the princess herself because of her plot devise. My only point was that Tiana, frog or not frog, is one of the best princesses in Disney history in my opinion, and that even as a frog she is actually in her movie a lot more than some other princesses.

    Does that mean that it’s okay that there is one princess of every color while there are more than five white ones? No. Does that suddenly mean representation doesn’t matter? Hell no. In a perfect world there would be equality across the board and that is obviously something people deserve to be angry about and SHOULD be angry about.

    Like I said, I was more defending against people attacking the movie because of Tiana herself (though it’s an old post and upon rereading can see how it could be taken differently.) I in no way meant “she’s still black so shut up about representation”.

    I hope no one ever shuts up about representation.

    So I’ve been working at Disney World for about 8 months and I’ve talked to numerous little girls about their favorite princesses and even with all this Frozen Frenzy happening, Tiana is an ALL TIME  FAVORITE with kids of all ages, races and genders. Yes, much of the time Tiana is in Princess in the Frog, she is indeed a Frog, but from what I’ve heard from kids, that is no way alters her impact or representation. Whenever I talk to kids they always say ‘I like Tiana because she’s selfless and brave and beautiful and smart and hard working and she loves her daddy’. Real words. And never do this kids bring up the fact of her being a frog. 

     
  2. 10:53 31st Aug 2014

    Notes: 42995

    Reblogged from shaddy24

    image: Download

    madlori:

jmathieson-fic:

mumblingsage:

decodethefallenmoon:

molokoko:

amazing

“Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”Shut up already.

The ALS Association has a 4-star rating from Charity Watchdog. 
And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection. 

As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…

A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier.  Her dad has ALS.  The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.
This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp.  And they did.  She posted pics.
So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.

    madlori:

    jmathieson-fic:

    mumblingsage:

    decodethefallenmoon:

    molokoko:

    amazing

    Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”

    Shut up already.

    The ALS Association has a 4-star rating from Charity Watchdog. 

    And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection. 

    As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…

    A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier.  Her dad has ALS.  The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.

    This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp.  And they did.  She posted pics.

    So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.

     
  3. 11:47 30th Aug 2014

    Notes: 1002

    Reblogged from leather-jacket-nepeta

    maryjblige:

    tumblr wants to delete people for posting audio posts but the literal thousands of neo-nazi blogs are a-okay

    People who violate copyright are breaking the law. Being an asshat is not breaking the law. Tumblr believes in free speech. Silencing harmful viewpoints does not make them go away.

     
  4. This will affect 0.0001% of you, but: my old PGP key A5D2593E has been revoked. Please use 33F2C9DC going forward.

     
  5. 01:46 27th Aug 2014

    Notes: 32027

    Reblogged from goatmuffins

    tronjavolt-a:

    auwa:

    friendly reminder: owning up to, learning from, and apologizing for your mistakes can go a long way

    nice to know its not the entirety of classic game grumps people are insensitive jerkbutts.

     
  6. 00:27 26th Aug 2014

    Notes: 43439

    Reblogged from sparkyhopper

    Tags: racismsocial justice

    catfrend:

    journolist:

    When #IfTheyGunnedMeDown Happens in Print: 

    Section from the Rolling Stone profile of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of two brothers who committed the Boston Marathon bombings vs section from the New York Times profile of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson. 

    H/T to @daviddtss 

    Oh my god

     
  7. 17:14 24th Aug 2014

    Notes: 13349

    Reblogged from jethroq

    (Source: eliasgoliath)

     
  8. 09:00

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    Reblogged from ohboyafangirl

    beephog:

    i have real work that i’m getting paid for that i have to do and yet i spent like an hour making this 

     
  9. 21:20 22nd Aug 2014

    Notes: 198658

    Reblogged from chanticleerhegemony

    Tags: Harry Potter

    rufflesnotdiets:

    idk man, imagine showing Arthur Weasley a gif for the first time. At first of course he’d just think it was a normal wizard photograph, but then you’d explain that muggles made it and his heart would just explode with joy over these muggles making such amazing shit even though they have no magic at all. How amazing. How inventive.

    Maybe whenever you’re feeling bad about yourself imagine how much Arthur Weasley would enjoy meeting you.

    (Source: assassinationtipsforladies)

     
  10. 20:12

    Notes: 22

    Reblogged from roarkshop

    roarkshop:

    So I caved and got vine. 

    I already expect great things.