Posted 7 hours ago

womanlymuppet:

Kermit: Miss Piggy and I have been in a committed relationship for a very long time. So we are married in our hearts.

Miss Piggy: I’m working on the rest of his body parts. I can’t wait til I get to the lips.

(via Miss Piggy Chats About Turning 40, Marriage and More! on Queen Latifah’s show)

Posted 1 day ago

comfemgem:

Like, there are loads of social websites that let you be as racist, misogynistic, queerphobic and ableist as you want, quite a few that exist for exactly that purpose in fact, yet you hang around one of the few sites where being a decent human being is kiiiiiind of encouraged and complain about how annoying it is?

I mean obviously I’d prefer you took criticism on board and tried to become less shitty people, but if you’re that resigned to it you’re more than welcome to fuck off.

Posted 2 days ago
Posted 3 days ago

kevinmichaeltoomey:

You would think I wrote this myself. Fairly good #astrology reading. I am thankful I’m a #scorpio and not a #pisces:)

Posted 4 days ago

'Blue Nails' by Ravyn LaRue

ravyn-larue-s-poetry:

I’m wasting my youth
on bitching about things but
I should be happy

Posted 5 days ago

'God *Damn* Your Dumb Ass' by Ravyn LaRue

ravyn-larue-s-poetry:

I misjudged when Hunter’s death day was
I had plans for March since I thought it was in March
It’ll be late but I’ll do them
I mean I even bought a fucking shirt, for Christ’s sake
I listened to Gonzo while I rode the bus home today
And I got some poetry ideas, so I’ll do them too
But, dammit, I feel bad now
I mean, I really ought to prioritize those who are living and known
Yet he’s beloved, so I’ll stick to my plans
As he, unfortunately, stuck to his

Posted 6 days ago

'Soul-Speak' by Ravyn LaRue

ravyn-larue-s-poetry:

I’m avoiding homework again
I do that
It’s a common occurrence in my life
I don’t think this is a poem
I don’t really know what is anymore, obviously
But I’ve been thinking lots today
About the fact that I love soul-speak
(I’ve decided to call it that since I don’t have a better phrase)
And it seems all my favorite people are entirely fluent in
Soul-Speak
And I adore them wholly for it

Posted 1 week ago

'Lying In Bed And Being Afraid' by Ravyn LaRue

ravyn-larue-s-poetry:

You know what’s mean?
I’ve literally prayed that people miss me as much as I miss them.

Posted 1 week ago
My friends, as we celebrate another year let’s not forget those who we have cast aside. Sure, a lot of us have made mistakes in the past but in the end what we’re fighting for isn’t a medal, isn’t a race, isn’t a gold coin; it’s fighting for our friends. And you know those friends- they’re the people you can always be with, even at times when nobody else seems to be, and when those friends look at some of those lonely souls and decide that even if nobody else wants them, that they’ll still come together, just for the sake of being together. That’s when you know you have more than just friends, you have a family. It may not always be the best family, but it’s okay, because it’s your family! …Because when you get down to it, what is family? Family is love. Family is kindness. Family is friendship. Family is the need to help all living creatures. And I am proud to be in this family.
Demo Reel (via ravynlarue)
Posted 1 week ago
briannacherrygarcia:

disneymusictime:

m3at-dagg3r:

elleandtheoubliette:

vixianna:

yamino:

heckyeahelsanna:

headcanonsforelsanna:

sandwichesandsideburns:

I love how Hans is all subtle and Anna just CRASHES into him.

Does Anna even know how strong she is? I mean, she hit a wolf away with a lute. She just batted it away like it was nothing. And then she punches Hans flying off a boat. He arches. Arches.AND LET’S NOT FORGET SHE JUST ACCIDENTALLY THROWS A BUST FAR AWAY LIKE IT’S NOTHING. HOW STRONG IS THIS GIRL?

People also forget that she pulled kristoff up a cliff and pulled a tree down to hit marshmallow in the face… this girl

Anna born with superstrength and her while life her parents just told her she was clumsy and ordinary.  They didn’t want to deal with another weird superpowered daughter.

Headcanon accepted! Anna has super strength and Elsa has Ice Powers. They’d make a great crime fighti- wait…haven’t we seen that before?


HEADCANON DEFINITELY ACCEPTED NOW

Strength? Ice? SIBLINGS? Guys, you’re missing a thing:



Do you wanna throw the Mjolniiiiir? Or cross the Bifrost to Midgaaard?

*SNERK*

briannacherrygarcia:

disneymusictime:

m3at-dagg3r:

elleandtheoubliette:

vixianna:

yamino:

heckyeahelsanna:

headcanonsforelsanna:

sandwichesandsideburns:

I love how Hans is all subtle and Anna just CRASHES into him.

Does Anna even know how strong she is? I mean, she hit a wolf away with a lute. She just batted it away like it was nothing. And then she punches Hans flying off a boat. He archesArches.AND LET’S NOT FORGET SHE JUST ACCIDENTALLY THROWS A BUST FAR AWAY LIKE IT’S NOTHING. HOW STRONG IS THIS GIRL?

People also forget that she pulled kristoff up a cliff and pulled a tree down to hit marshmallow in the face… this girl

Anna born with superstrength and her while life her parents just told her she was clumsy and ordinary.  They didn’t want to deal with another weird superpowered daughter.

Headcanon accepted! Anna has super strength and Elsa has Ice Powers. They’d make a great crime fighti- wait…haven’t we seen that before?

HEADCANON DEFINITELY ACCEPTED NOW

Strength? Ice? SIBLINGS? Guys, you’re missing a thing:

image

image

Do you wanna throw the Mjolniiiiir? Or cross the Bifrost to Midgaaard?

*SNERK*

(Source: duchessstacey)

Posted 1 week ago
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Posted 1 week ago
For the "how hot is that character" could you maybe rate the main Demo Reel triumvirate of Donnie, Rebecca and Tacoma? :)
ravynlarue15 asked

allisbornagain:

Just to get it out the way: Not My Type | Alright | Cute | Adorable | Hot | Sexy | LORD MERCY for all of them.

Now why!

Donnie: Man did Doug look good at this point. It actually took me a little while to get used to the fedora and polo shirts instead of baseball cap and messy suit, but once I did hello. Helps that a lot of tight arm-showing t-shirts were involved too, and that Karl’s camera was in love with him. I’ll never get over how beautifully pained he looks when he’s telling Yo about Blue Patches.

Tacoma: It is a fucking crime that Malcolm isn’t allowed to show any skin in the reboot. The Belle dress was amazing, not just because he has great shoulders, but knew he looked good and Rebecca regularly told him he looked good, I’m always a fan of tight shirts, and I appreciate all the close-ups on his lovely long-lashed eyes.

Rebecca: I don’t care how many times they drew attention to her (padded? I swear it got bigger from Demo Reel to Critic) bust in reboot, that moment before she dealt the final blow to the turkey and the music is having an orgasm is Rachel’s sexiest ever. I also love the hell out of her messy hair in Hangover and Blue Patches, and oh honey, talk feminism to me all night.

Posted 1 week ago

Why I Think Talking About Problematic Things Is Helpful

ravynlaruewriting:

I haven’t written a blog in a while, but this topic has come up lots within the last few weeks for me, so here we go! This concept started ruminating in my head due to an anon message I got indicating I was whiny for reblogging a post mentioning how it would’ve been nice to have more diversity in the Harry Potter books, and how it’s worth mentioning since it’s a choice the author could’ve made as opposed to making the protagonists represent already often represented groups.

The anon said, “As a member of the queer community, I demand representation of different sexualities but I don’t complain about something that is also intended as a message about the wrongness of oppressing certain groups of people. FOR CHRISTS SAKE, THE HARRY POTTER SERIES WAS BASED OFF OF THE HOLOCAUST! SO THINK BEFORE YOU WHINE! :)” and I replied, “Also, I didn’t know it was based on the holocaust, but, in my opinion, that’s even more of a reason for it to be an opportunity to represent marginalized peoples. I think the allegory of the holocaust would carry over better if the characters embodied some currently oppressed groups of people, queer people, for example, but I suppose that’s just my opinion.”

The anon also suggested if I wanted better representation, I ought to write my own book, and it got me thinking. I aspire to write a few books, not necessarily to be published, since that’s a very difficult thing to do, yet I want to tell certain stories. (I’ll probably put them online once I have something I’m proud of for each.) With that said, though, it made me think of my own perspective and previously written stories, which helped me look at them through similar, yet inherently less objective eyes to how I look at things produced by other artists.

Because of this, I changed around some details for a story I want to write, and I sincerely think it’ll be better, at least in terms of visibility of some groups, because of it. I’m not saying I’m good at representing groups, or a good writer or anything like that, but the fact that someone, albeit a somewhat abrasive anon, pointed out that I should have a more diverse cast of characters I write, just as the original post I reblogged pointed out to J.K. Rowling, it caused me to change my perspective and hopefully better the things I make.

Similarly, in terms of introspectively looking at whether or not things could be problematic, I found a biggie in the storybook I wrote, ‘Sophie Browne Isn’t Dead’. (I’ll write about that in a separate blog post.) My point is, due to seeing problematic things pointed out in things I enjoy, I understood how I took those problematic things and put them into my own art. It hopefully won’t invalidate my book, but it does make me realize my mistake, and because of this, I hopefully won’t repeat it! Also, for the record, I’m not trying to be like, “Oh look at how awful the things I like are, they made me do this and I’m just circumstance’s victim who’s a perfect flawless feminist artist who could never do anything bad on my own…” Media impacts people, but I’m at fault, too, obviously, for not actively thinking about the implications of my artistic choices.

Also, as for my poetry, I’m pretty sure I’ve written some terribly problematic poems, but, quite honestly, I am not at the point in my life where I’m ready to go back and look through them. (I have a multitude of reasons, but mostly because I write about difficulties often, and it is tremendously stressful for me to go back and relive moments I had a hard enough time struggling through the first time.)

I assure you I’ve said stupid awful things, but I promise you, I’m sorry!

Also some of my poems the speaker has nothing to do with me, opinion-wise, so some are purposely problematic, not to offend people, rather to be a character (like Ask That Guy With The Glasses, for instance, who says offensive things and is diabolical for diabolical’s sake).

Just real quick, the thing I know I do that’s awful is ablism in the form of romanticizing depression and “insanity” which I know isn’t good, yet when I’m depressed and/or feel like I’m falling apart, that’s often what materializes in my writing. Again, I’m not saying I’m a good artist, but I am an artist, and so I should be as sure as I can be that what I make isn’t hurting anyone.

I just wrote in rebuttal to an unkind anonymous message sent to a friend, who points out problematic things in things she likes, “Having problematic things pointed out in stuff you enjoy isn’t done to ruin your perception of your favorite stuff, it’s done because there are problematic parts of that stuff. If one isn’t aware of things that (though often unintentionally) hurt others, they’ll be more apt to keep perpetuating hurtful things, and that isn’t helpful to anyone!” and I truly believe that (I should do since I bloody wrote it).

I know I’ve seen many posts saying that they’ve become better people since tumblr introduced social justice activism to them, and, hey, look, you’re reading another one right now! I’ve become so much of a better person, at least in my eyes, since finding out about all this stuff. I’ve made my own life better by deciding I didn’t have to be skinny in order for me to like how I look. I also have the audacity to hope that I might make others’ lives better through social justice someday.

Being aware of these things comes with a bit of a price, though, or at least for me. As anyone who reads what I write on any sort of a regular basis probably already knows, I’ve done my share of kvetching about Columbia College Chicago, which I attended last semester. I was so profoundly disappointed by the experience because I saw so much bigotry thrown around haphazardly in my acting class by the professor and other students, as well as subtly around campus. (Also I was threatened by my roommate, and lots of other miserable happenings occurred, but that’s irrelevant right now…)

Anyways, I heard things such as my best friend/classmate being made fun of due to her Indian accent, and my other classmate being ridiculed by the teacher for wearing a Shalwar kameez, which she called a “dress” and indicated he was “some sort of tranny” because of it. My acting teacher publicly berated students for their appearance, myself included, and banned males from allegedly feminine behaviors and females from allegedly masculine behaviors, and went so far to claim trans* and bi/pansexual individuals didn’t really exist and were just confused. Personally, I was avoided and vilified due to being pansexual (which was often equated to lesbian since the people I came in contact with often denied pansexuality existed, since they didn’t believe trans* individuals or bisexuality could exist).

I bring all these unhappy memories up because, I assure you, had I never read the feminist/social justice blogs and resources I did, particularly those analyzing things I appreciate, I doubt I would’ve been able to see the huge issue in all those instances. Although knowing, now, how harmful behaviors like these are is a wonderful thing, since it will hopefully help me to keep from behaving in that way myself, the mantra certainly does seem true that ignorance is bliss. Had I been kept in the dark about social justice issues, I’d likely shrug off those memories, and I’d likely have stayed at Columbia, where I would’ve been surrounded with bigotry, though never the wiser.

I don’t mean to berate Columbia or its students/teachers. Many of them wronged me, but I’m really trying to be as good of a person as I can be and I’m really trying to forgive them and get on with my life instead of being trapped in negativity.

To quote Donnie DuPre from Demo Reel, “I almost let something really stupid, really painful, really hurtful in the past consume me. Well, no more. I am done obsessing. I’m not doing this anymore.” (Aside from being relevant to me, I wanted some Demo Reel in here because that show is/was super-into social justice/feminism and calling out problematic stuff and I adore it because of that!)

The biggest reason I want to forgive these people, aside from earnestly believing it will help me to be a kinder individual, myself, is because, as I said before, media influences people, and, although it doesn’t make saying and doing unkind and problematic things right, it does provide a bit of an explanation. For all I know, the guy who made fun of my friend for her Indian accent was just repeating a joke from ‘The Big Bang Theory’. The things I heard about myself as a supposed lesbian were parroted from ‘Mean Girls’. The fat jokes my teacher chortled out may have been from ‘Mike and Molly’, for all I know. Maybe that same teacher heard the slur “Tranny” on ‘Arsenio Hall Show’ and thought it sounded hilarious. These are all hypotheticals, but hopefully what that this proves is that, though that media might be funny or interesting, it also is likely passing on troublesome things to the people who watch it. Media affects us for better and for worse, and I truly believe, when it’s the latter, we should be as mindful about it as we can be.

So go ahead and like ‘Frozen’ or ‘Nostalgia Critic’ or ‘Harry Potter’ or ‘Big Bang Theory’ or ‘Mean Girls’ or ‘Macklemore’ or whatever, but please don’t be unkind to those who point out problematic bits, because talking about problematic things is really really really helpful!

P.S. I just realized how much I referenced TGWTG in this blog post, which is particularly apropos because 1. I love it! 2. I fully acknowledge it’s problematic in its own ways. 3. Pointing out problematic things in media is a big part of what they’re about (and Chez Apocalypse, for that matter) and hence, being a fan and watching a multitude of TGWTG stuff helped me to notice problematic things and be a more observant feminist, and hopefully a better person!

P.P.S. PLEASE tell me if you notice me doing/saying anything problematic, it would truly help me lots, and I’d be grateful even if I don’t necessarily agree with you 100%! Thanks in advanced!

Posted 2 weeks ago

aussieravenclaw:

butterscotchwm:

nobody-suspects-a-thing:

This is one of the reasons The LEGO Movie hit wayyy closer to home than Frozen to me. Instead of a problem that only tackles some few, selected people, you can’t deny that at least at one point you have looked at yourself and felt worthless because everyone around you outshines you even in the things you’re good at.

That’s one of the reasons this movie made me legitimately cry in the theater, that, and due to the fact that the moral that accompanies this is much more empowering than just “letting it go”.

And let’s talk about that facial expression at the end like I didn’t know a lego could make me cry.

I feel like it was meant for college students

(Source: paperflight)