My blog is as afraid of commitment as you are, probably

 

cognitivedissonance:

cleolinda:

cinematicnomad:

apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad fuck” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.

Best. Feud. EVER.

Mara Wilson’s twitter game is RIDICULOUS.

I shouldn’t be left alone after listening to Graduation.

"Oceans… Oceans… Oceans… Oceans… Oceans as far as the eye can see."

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sourcedumal:

lady-yuna:

2srooky:

mockingatlas:

prismatic-bell:

Can we just stop and talk about this for a minute?

Thresh doesn’t make an alliance. Thresh doesn’t waste time liking her. Thresh knows that either he must kill her or she must kill him for one of them to win.

But this is the only way he can repay her for protecting Rue when he couldn’t. It’s the only way he can repay her for honoring Rue when he couldn’t. He honors her by sparing her friend, the girl who would have died for her.

The revolution really doesn’t start with Katniss.

It starts with Rue.

SOMEBODY FINALLY SAID IT

This is exactly the point I’ve been trying to make for years. Okay, so the revolution gets it’s kindling with Katniss. She volunteers, well that’s new, she rebels in the display of talents by shooting the apple. This triggers her perfect score, okay. These aren’t really “Revolutionary” though. 

It’s not even revolutionary when Peeta professes his love, because, let’s face it, the rules of the game haven’t changed. They’re still just two kids who would have to KILL each other to win. Without a doubt, it would bring some interest to the games, so the Capitol makes propaganda about it. The “Star Crossed Lovers” in a game of life and death.

But what changes the game is Rue. Right away from her introduction in the books we know Rue is going to be somewhat of a big deal. She was compared to the most important character to Katniss, Prim, so that’s a huge indicator. She’s small, young, she’s what Prim would have been.

So Katniss instantly feels a subconscious pull toward her. 

When they meet in the trees, Katniss could have killed Rue easily, and Rue probably could have pulled a sneak attack or alerted the Careers of Katniss’s presence. Instead, Rue points out the Tracker Jacker nest.

Then it escalates, Rue and Katniss become an odd team, they’re an alliance, which is never new in the Hunger Games, as forming teams and then betraying them at the end seems to be a common, but there’s is different. It’s close, it’s sisterly, protective.

And then Rue get’s impaled. Katniss kills her first tribute with ease after that. Comparing it to hunting game. Katniss holds Rue, she cries, and then she sings. She sings for Rue a song of promised safety and warmth, something completely absent in the arena. 

And this is where the metaphorical canon fires. Katniss could have left Rue, the hovercraft would have been along to pick her up, but she can’t. She’s morally obligated to love this girl as much as possible. And this is where the revolution starts. 

She honors the dead. She honors a dead tribute from a district she’d never seen, a person she’d known for only a short period of time. But she throws away Hunger Games norms. She rejects them completely.

In the Hunger Games you’re supposed to kill mercilessly and leave the victims for the plain box they’re shipped home in. 

Katniss gives Rue a funeral in the Games, she decorates the body, she makes it look like Rue is sleeping. Like no harm had come. Katniss just ignited the coals that Rue had placed.

Rue’s District sends a parachute. Homemade bread. 

Then Thresh kills Clove and distracts Cato by taking his bag. 

The fire is going now, and the actions in Catching Fire are even more obvious.

The Speech for Rue. Peeta’s painting. Everything eludes back to this one little girl who became Katniss’s family.

So the revolution never started with Katniss, she was just the tinder for Rue’s ignition. 

Rue was the real Mockingjay.

Also, who’s four note whistle is constantly attached to the trailers?

Rue’s whistle.

Rue is omnipresent in the books and movies, and I absolutely love it.

The rebellion was started because the innocence of a black girl was defiled.

That is a powerful statement that a lot of people gloss over for this book

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blackfashion:

pbstv:

Remember when we shared Chance The Rapper performing the PBS KIDS’ Arthur theme song at a concert? Well, he’s released an official recording and it features a slew of artists including Wyclef Jean and Elle Varner! 

What do you think of it?

I think I need that itunes link bruh.

thetrillestqueen:

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Apparently the black community at large frowns on this grown woman’s decision to ask her man to be her husband and I am so confused. These are the same people asking about the “state of black marriage/relationships” and lamenting about the supposed lack thereof. 

I can’t think of a smaller thing for people to be stressed out over. She wants to get married. She got a ring. She proposed. The world continues to turn.

awwwwwwwww <3

Anonymous asked
No her definition was not right. People of color can discriminate but can't be racist because they don't hold the position of power. Saying a black person can be racist is like saying you can fire your boss. An employee can't fire his boss and people of color can't use race against white anywhere near the extent white people use it against us.

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sirl33te:

allthelittleadventures:

sirl33te:

phosphorescentt:

allthelittleadventures:

Well the definition I gave was the dictionary definition.

lmao

love, you cant get any whiter…

No, what’s stupid is how out of whack tumblr has gotten that it believes the actual definition of racism is dead wrong. People need to stop pulling the race card for no reason. People need to stop bitching about everything. Tumblr is a hell of a lot different than real life, and in real life, no one gives two shits if you don’t find a certain race attractive.

no

whats stupid is how whack tumblr has gotten because its over populated with whack-ass people. you want to know what racism is? talk to people who couldn’t sit in certain seats on a bus, use a specific bathroom, or damn water fountain. talk to them about seeing signs in certain neighborhoods that said, “nigger, if you are in this town after the sun goes down, you are dead.”. talk to people, just because of their color, couldn’t eat at certain restaurants, shop at certain stores, hell..even live in a certain area of a city (shit that shit happens today). talk to people who lived next to people that thought the men who tortured and murdered a 14 year old boy for simply whistling at a damn white woman, who thought stalking a teenage boy armed with skittles and tea and killing him, or thought firing 13 fucking rounds in a car because “the music was too loud” and killing a child were justified.

THAT’S RACISM.

and you sit here talking about “stop pulling the race card” when it was people who look like you who put it in the damn deck in the first place.

you are right, the world outside of tumblr is a different place..but if it wasn’t for tumblr, you wouldn’t question yourself.

Let’s see how well a white person does in certain parts of L.A. after dark —-> hell before dark even!! You are so right what (Not all) White people did back then is inexcusable and unfortunately it still does exist today. But if you think you are going to help it by hating white people today, tomorrow or for the rest of your life, you are sadly mistaken. Racism and prejudice is alive and the only way to squash it is by stop segregating your self. Reverse racism is just as bad. Could you imagine if there was : WET (white entertainment television) or how about “Brown Pride” completely acceptable yet if a white person says white pride they are considered racist. Yet rappers sing about hating crackers and ect. I’m not diminishing the pain and suffering that people had to go through back then or even today. But if you want to talk racism, let’s look at it from all angles. Not just the distorted view you choose to defend. When it’s okay to hate a certain race because of an ugly time in humanity where they royally fucked up.

…….

lets go over this one by one:

1. you would be surprised by how many white people walk around neighborhoods where “the scary black and brown people reside”. JUST just because you dont think they should be there because they are white don’t mean that they are. you started your comment off with a racist statement >.<.

2. NEVER excuse the outcries and the anger of POCs and how they are treated in this country to mere hate. how simplistically ignorant. 

4. reverse racism is not real

3. WET? Brown pride is acceptable but white pride isn’t? first of all, you should have pride in yourself regardless of your race, but..whet!? could i imagine White Entertainment Television channel? you seriously just typed that? the average home has over 500 damn channels. you can turn to ANYONE of them at ANY TIME and see white people saving the day and making shit explode but you are worried about one damn channel? you want to know why “brown pride” and “black power” are more important? because we live in a society that ALREADY puts whites as the standard of goodness, beauty, and power. you got little babies out here choosing the white doll over a black doll because society put such a stigma on dark skin and you STILL think we shouldn’t teach them to have pride in who they are if they are not white? hmm..

5. reverse racism is not real

6. hurt white feelings and guilt is not racism

7. really? WET?

8. REVERSE RACISM IS NOT REAL