i can’t stop thinking about how the only reason that the fire nation didn’t manage to conquer and destroy the world is because katara flipped a shit on her brother for making a sexist comment and stumbled upon aang in the iceberg
this post is getting notes and now i can’t stop thinking about how much of the plot is driven by katara’s idealism. there’s a reason she’s the one who speaks during the opening credits, reiterating with every episode that she believes Aang can save the world. she gets the story moving through her refusal to put up with bullshit and she takes the gaang on so many of their most meaningful journeys because she never gives up on people and on the possibility of a better future. even when it’s naive and it seems futile, like her speech to the earthbending prisoners or her fight against a sexist waterbending master who would have kicked her ass and thought nothing of it if he hadn’t been in love with her grandmother, she aggressively tries to right every wrong she sees.
i also love the way that she’s both a healer and a warrior. water is seen as a healing and cleansing element, but it can also be fierce and influential. Katara shows that those things aren’t mutually exclusive. her fundamental instinct is to nurture and to protect, and yes, to heal, but she rejects the northern water tribe’s attempts to make her passive and nonviolent. she wants to be a warrior because she recognizes that the only way to heal the world now is to fight for it, and to fight for people even when they don’t think they’re worth fighting for anymore.
i just fucking love katara.
Jay Smooth in his TED speech “how I learned to stop worrying and love discussing race” (via tropicanastasia)
Jay Smooth almost always a reblog
Omg, so I’m actually not this bad at making screencap redraws or whatever.
Latin@ Lady & the Tramp this time.
Ten years ago, it was common to hear “I disagree with you 100% and I think you are totally wrong, but I will fight to preserve the freedom that allows you express your wrong opinions”
Nowadays it’s; “I think your wrong, so I will apply a label to you and I will make you shut up, I will get you banned, get you fired and make everyone hate you, you will regret the day when you had an opinion different than mine.”
we’re being faced with a serious issue.
there is only 1 sarcasm left
now we’ve got to use it wisely. please, for the love of god, think before you speak. it’s gotta be good.
yeah okay, i’ll be sure to do that
on today’s episode of me having feelings, a series of tweets about “anti-rape nail polish.”
Please read the article link above, cause it’s pretty spot-on with everything.
After seeing the dramatic results from the Ice Bucket Challenge, Indian journalist Manju Latha Kalanidhi was compelled to start something similar, but with an Indian slant. “I felt like doing something more locally tangible. Rice is a staple here,” Kalanidhi told CNN. “We eat it every day, we can store it for months. Why not donate rice to someone who is hungry?”
Go off x1000000
this is a hella spinoff, good on ya, India :D
Amen. This is lovely.
One of the things that bothers me about the ice bucket challenge is the fact that we’ve collectively dunked 5 MILLION GALLONS OF USABLE FRESHWATER on our heads for it. I don’t know, living in a state suffering from one of the worst droughts in history, I can’t help but look at all that unnecessary water usage and cringe. Yay for ALS awareness, but not-so-yay for the flippant disregard for the value of freshwater. Especially when we’re living in a time when not everyone has access to fresh drinking water—and water privatization is beginning to cause a lot of environmental problems. Just. Eh. It makes me nervous.
Pick any passage of 500 words or less from any fanfic I’ve written, and stick that selection in my ask/fan mail. I will then give you the equivalent of a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what’s going on in the character’s heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the rest of the fic, lots of awful puns, and anything else that you’d expect to find on a DVD commentary track.
I’ve totally done this before, but I love this one. Feel free to ask whatever you want!