In general, I think we need to move away from the premise that being a good person is a fixed immutable characteristic and shift towards seeing being good as a practice. And it is a practice that we carry out by engaging with our imperfections. We need to shift towards thinking that being a good person is like being a clean person. Being a clean person is something you maintain and work on every day.We don’t assume ‘I am a clean person therefore I don’t need to brush my teeth.’ When someone suggests to us that we have something stuck in our teeth we don’t say to them ‘What do you mean I have something stuck in my teeth—but I’m a clean person?!’

Jay Smooth in his TED speech “how I learned to stop worrying and love discussing race” (via tropicanastasia)

Jay Smooth almost always a reblog

(via unrational)

Dude nailed it. We all need to work at being good. Even if we think we are.

(via jasmined)

This applies to so much

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hellagoodhair:

chilewebeopuntocom:

Arte

my hands can’t even open water bottles

asskawa:

Daichi being on the cover of volume 13 is VERY important.

alltheladiesyouhate:

ehjorth:

alltheladiesyouhate:

destroy the idea that “representation for the sake of representation” is a bad thing. hate reading content creators saying “we want to include [x minority characters], but we don’t want to do it just so we can check off a box” i am here, as a non-straight fan of your media, telling you that i would rather you check off the box than wait for whatever mysterious alignment of the planets you seem to think is coming to signify the right time for you to include lgbt representation in your story

The way I see it, representation for the sake of representation is a bad thing in theory, because in theory all kinds of people have equally good potential for being good characters, regardless of race/gender/sex/sexuality/romantic orientation/disability/neuroprofile/etc.

But in reality - the majority of writers and storytellers are conditioned by society to such an extent that characters just aren’t going to manifest in their brain randomly having a minority status. So yeah. For the time being, you have to force that.

Mhm, yeah. The thing, for me, about creators saying “we don’t want do it just to check off a box”, is that it’s this weird backhanded concern. What they’re saying is both that there’s something they fundamentally don’t understand about people of other races/genders/sexualities/etc from their own, and also that they don’t care enough to put in the work to understand it. And then they’re masquerading that ignorance as concern for that same minority. Which is bullshit.

Yeah it’s hard. Yeah you have to do it anyway. No, your fear that you’re going to do something offensive and get blowback is not a valid excuse.

spookybackroundcharacter:

there might be an anime phase but fma phases don’t exist.
once you watch fullmetal alchemist it just kinda stays with you forever I mean you can be eighty and then you just see an apple pie or something and it comes flooding back to you like you just found jesus again

mapletheleonberger:

Maple one year ago, and Maple present day!

My drafts and queue have been fucking up something awful so: if you see me post doubles, let me know?

tags: #personal

Tagged by aretine:

Don’t take too long to think about it. Ten animes you’ve seen that will always stick with you. List the first ten you can recall in no more than 10 minutes. Tag 10 friends.

I’m so bad at these (and not least because I want to insert longass comments into everything) but. Here we go.

  1. Spirited Away
  2. Code Geass
  3. Mai-HiME (& Otome in that I want everyone to watch it just so I can more efficiently pour out my rage & cry about lost potential)
  4. FullMetal Alchemist
  5. X (bc I did see it first even tho I’m 326% more about the manga including TB)
  6. Shoujo kakumei Utena
  7. CardCaptor Sakura (see 5.)
  8. (I ran out of time?? and titles???)
earthyday:

Cinque Terre, Manarola, Italy © Adnan Bubalo

earthyday:

Cinque Terre, Manarola, Italy © Adnan Bubalo

via: ne0nmagic
source: 500px.com
tags: #e

swyrs:

there’s a “photo” going around of Emma Watson wearing a dress that is see-through at the top, showing her breasts, and because apparently literally nobody fact-checks or uses google, people are taking it for granted that it’s real and reblogging it.

i get that the way it’s being framed on tumblr is as a woman taking back her right to her body and her sexuality and as a response to 4chan threatening to release nude photos, but in reality it’s literally the opposite. it’s something some gross misogynistic asshole with too much time on his hands made in photoshop with the intent of humiliating and violating a woman.

please don’t reblog it, don’t contribute to it, and if you see people reblogging it, let them know. 

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layercloud:

http://layercloud.net/items/detail_top/189802 雰囲気たっぷりのロケーションを生かし、バランスの良い画面に仕上がっている作品。 衣装を上手く使った広がりのあるポージングがとても綺麗! 題:騎士皇帝(コードギアスR2) モデル:スザク √様             ルルーシュ 疾風様 撮影:煌龍 様 編集:√ 様         疾風 様 コードギアスR2作品一覧はこちら。http://layercloud.net/tags/index/%E3%82%B3%E3%83%BC%E3%83%89%E3%82%AE%E3%82%A2%E3%82%B9R2

layercloud:

http://layercloud.net/items/detail_top/189802

雰囲気たっぷりのロケーションを生かし、バランスの良い画面に仕上がっている作品。
衣装を上手く使った広がりのあるポージングがとても綺麗!

題:騎士皇帝(コードギアスR2)
モデル:スザク √様
            ルルーシュ 疾風様
撮影:煌龍 様
編集:√ 様
        疾風 様

コードギアスR2作品一覧はこちら。
http://layercloud.net/tags/index/%E3%82%B3%E3%83%BC%E3%83%89%E3%82%AE%E3%82%A2%E3%82%B9R2

forget-all-about-sam:

glitterobservatory:

theilllestvillain:

waveofemotions:

I NEVER WANT THIS POST TO END

SAME

the second pic of the elephant and dog though. holy crap that’s graceful

El zorro y el sabueso.

wylona-hayashi:

Bitches be like

wylona-hayashi:

Bitches be like