Weird and Proud

whor3ible:

phosphorescentt:

If I could offer a young person advice about anything it would be do NOT make life decisions based on your boyfriend or girlfriend. Girls especially. Do NOT stay close to home for him, do not skip opportunities to travel or study abroad, do not pick a safe college to be with him. Expand your horizons. Broaden your own life. He is not the world.

This though

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ryanjamesyezak:

This Anna Kendrick Little Mermaid SNL sketch is impossible to find (NBC ran into some legal issues with Disney)… watch while you can!

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beyondthewavves:

"Please Doctor, it’s the only medicine we’ve got.”

OH MY FUCKING GOD THIS IS BALTO.. 978 OTHER PEOPLE HAVE REBLOGGED THIS THAT MEANS THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THIS FUCKING MOVIE. EVERYTIME I ASK PEOPLE IF THEY REMEMBER IT THEY THINK I’M TALKING ABOUT BOLT AND IT KILLS ME INSIDE

i have hope

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yes-percyjacksonismylife:

gohomeluhan:

As I’m walking through Target with my little sister, the kid somehow manages to convince me to take a trip down the doll aisle. I know the type - brands that preach diversity through displays of nine different variations of white and maybe a black girl if you’re lucky enough. What I instead found as soon as I turned into the aisle were these two boxes.

The girl on the left is Shola, an Afghani girl from Kabul with war-torn eyes. Her biography on the inside flap tells us that “her country has been at war since before she was born”, and all she has left of her family is her older sister. They’re part of a circus, the one source of light in their lives, and they read the Qur’an. She wears a hijab.

The girl on the right is Nahji, a ten-year-old Indian girl from Assam, where “young girls are forced to work and get married at a very early age”. Nahji is smart, admirable, extremely studious. She teaches her fellow girls to believe in themselves. In the left side of her nose, as tradition mandates, she has a piercing. On her right hand is a henna tattoo.

As a Pakistani girl growing up in post-9/11 America, this is so important to me. The closest thing we had to these back in my day were “customizable” American Girl dolls, who were very strictly white or black. My eyes are green, my hair was black, and my skin is brown, and I couldn’t find my reflection in any of those girls. Yet I settled, just like I settled for the terrorist jokes boys would throw at me, like I settled for the butchered pronunciations of names of mine and my friends’ countries. I settled for a white doll, who at least had my eyes if nothing else, and I named her Rabeea and loved her. But I still couldn’t completely connect to her.

My little sister, who had been the one to push me down the aisle in the first place, stopped to stare with me at the girls. And then the words, “Maybe they can be my American Girls,” slipped out of her mouth. This young girl, barely represented in today’s society, finally found a doll that looks like her, that wears the weird headscarf that her grandma does and still manages to look beautiful.

I turned the dolls’ boxes around and snapped a picture of the back of Nahji’s. There are more that I didn’t see in the store; a Belarusian, an Ethiopian, a Brazilian, a Laotian, a Native American, a Mexican. And more.

These are Hearts 4 Hearts dolls, and while they haven’t yet reached all parts of the world (I think they have yet to come out with an East Asian girl), they need all the support they can get so we can have a beautiful doll for every beautiful young girl, so we can give them what our generation never had.

Please don’t let this die. If you know a young girl, get her one. I know I’m buying Shola and Nahji for my little sister’s next birthday, because she needs a doll with beautiful brown skin like hers, a doll who wears a hijab like our older sister, a doll who wears real henna, not the blue shit white girls get at the beach.

The Hearts 4 Hearts girls are so important. Don’t overlook them. Don’t underestimate them. These can be the future if we let them.

You can read more about the dolls here: http://www.playmatestoys.com/brands/hearts-for-hearts-girls

Tipi from Laos makes me happy since my old friend was from there and personally I luv the fact that they’re seriously set on making these.

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charlottelabouff:

vua2:

I’ll never understand people who don’t drink alcohol

Maybe they know what alcohol can do to people, maybe they fear liver failure, maybe they had a family member or friend that died from an alcohol related accident, maybe they don’t feel the need or desire to drink, it’s really not that hard to comprehend.

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xadorkablemarinax:

asexualmew:

benepla:

WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE

Okay, so,
Maggie is Pikachu from PokemonLisa is Mikasa from SNKBart is Naruto from NarutoHomer is Zoro from One PieceMarge is Rangiku from BleachWho is Santa’s Little Helper suppose to be?

Haku from Spirited Away

xadorkablemarinax:

asexualmew:

benepla:

WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE

Okay, so,

Maggie is Pikachu from Pokemon
Lisa is Mikasa from SNK
Bart is Naruto from Naruto
Homer is Zoro from One Piece
Marge is Rangiku from Bleach

Who is Santa’s Little Helper suppose to be?

Haku from Spirited Away

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imagine-iron-fey:

Imagine trying to explain Calculus to Ash. As he sits there, looking totally bewildered, Puck walks in, and, having overheard your conversation, he walks over and claps Ash on the shoulder.

"Essentially," he says, taking over the explanation, "You’re taking your head, repeatedly smashing it against a concrete wall, and seeing how long it takes for you to bleed, cry, and curl up in the fetal position."

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thefeatherofhope:

whiskey-and-ink:

doublemeatwithguac:

luisgpiercing:

huffingtonpost:

Seeing Eye Cat Adopts Blind Dog As Best Friend, Guides Him Everywhere

This is the classic story of a dog chasing a cat, though it turns the convention on its tail, so to speak.

Watch this unlikely duo’s incredible friendship grow and learn more about both Tervel and Pudditat here.

Sooo sweet

I’m not crying you’re crying shut up

stop no oh my gooooodd

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mayhem-is-hand-wash-only:

diamond-sound:

eridans-bullshit-magic:

super-galaxy-gurren-lagann:

just in case you somehow forgot how horrible the pro life movement is

if people have the right to the hospital then i have the right to  critically wound them

If people have the right to education then I have the right to give them brain damage

If people have the right to speak freely then I have the right to silence them permanently.

mayhem-is-hand-wash-only:

diamond-sound:

eridans-bullshit-magic:

super-galaxy-gurren-lagann:

just in case you somehow forgot how horrible the pro life movement is

if people have the right to the hospital then i have the right to  critically wound them

If people have the right to education then I have the right to give them brain damage

If people have the right to speak freely then I have the right to silence them permanently.

(Source: iliketoeatsalamanders, via booksnbutterbeer)