So now my uncle (who is no relation to my grandfather, not even by marriage. He is my grandfather’s stepdaughter’s husband’s brother) called my mom and said to her what he said to me about how many funerals he’d seen my grandpa at recently (how tactful…). But THEN he told her that “we” (including him) were my grandpa’s family since he “had none of his own”. So my mom pointed out that my grandpa actually has two children of his own, and my uncle said, “Yeah, but they don’t live here.” So, apparently because they live out of town, they no longer count as family. But he, who had no actual relation to my grandpa does? He then asked if she was writing the obituary, and she said no, that my grandpa’s children were writing it, and he goes, “Make sure they include something about his work in the community.” YES, BECAUSE YOU KNOW MORE ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTIONS MY GRANDPA MADE TO THE COMMUNITY OVER THE YEARS THAN HIS OWN CHILDREN DO.
I love him because he’s family but, honestly, he’s such a self-centered asshole. Everything is about him, and if it’s not about him, he’ll make it about him. He’s always been immature and now he’s getting weird with age, and he’s just not a pleasant person to be around very often.
Fact: If there were a button I could press to make Sir Patrick Stewart a regular fake news correspondent I would never stop pressing it
This is the Neverwas Haul. A three story Victorian steampunk house on wheels.
It’s a baby Howl’s moving castle!
you don’t even need to make fun of republicans they do it for you
Pretty sure my birthday’s cursed. In my lifetime, the week surrounding my birthday has been full of tragedy. Both the Iraq War and the bombing of Libya started on my birthday. My great grandmother (after whom I was named) died the day after my 18th birthday. My little sister was born 2 days after my 5th birthday and died 10 days later. And now my grandfather’s memorial service is happening 3 days after my birthday. :/
is Wonder Woman.
Imagine you’re raised in this utopian, women only warrior society (this part isn’t fucked up) and you’re taught all about how outside of your society which is magically shielded by super-science/magic
there lies “man’s world.”
Man’s world is just horrible and fucked and violent place you hear stories about and the people who inhabit it and you reach a point growing up where you probably think “okay mom, it’s probably not that bad. Shit I bet men don’t even really exist you’re just fucking with me.”
And then a fucking man shows up on your island. He’s not at all like the ones that you’ve heard about. He’s not some violent monster who wants to ruin everything he touches. He’s a good dude. You decide you want to go see man’s world, you fight for the right to become your peoples champion and ambassador. It’s your job to share with man’s world the wonders of Amazonian society.
You get to man’s world and it’s fucking astounding. There are crazy tall buildings and cars and ice cream and all these different cultures and music and it’s just fucking mind blowing.
And there are lots of men. They’re walking down the street side by side with women. They aren’t murdering them, they aren’t reducing things to cinders. Obviously all the stories your mother told you were horse shit.
But then you start to pull back the curtain. You hear and see men disrespect women on the street. You go to the mall and wonder why all the mannequins are the same size if all the women clearly aren’t. You see all these magazines telling women what’s wrong with them, what they have to do to please men. That’s when you start wondering what’s up with this world.
You find out women are paid less then men, that no woman has ever been the leader of the United States, you see crime statistics, and you find out that this Steve Trevor, who you really thought was a good person, is an agent of a government that has declared the assaults on female soldiers “occupational hazards.”
Then you realize it’s not just the United States, it’s all over “man’s world.”
It hits you that this place is even worse than all the stories you heard.
And the worst part about it is: the gods that you’ve been raised to worship and fear, the gods that you know fucking exist, don’t want to do shit about it.
Imagine what that would do to you?
I wanna read about that Wonder Woman, the Year One Wonder Woman who’s like jesus in the temple flipping shit over. I wanna read about the Wonder Woman who’s so appalled by the conditions of man’s world she marches into the UN and tells everyone off. The Wonder Woman who meets a crying girl on a street corner, finds out that her boyfriend just laid hands on her and then goes and cuts off his hands.
Writers too often fall back on all that mythology shit as if Medusa and hydras and gorgons are the worst monsters that Diana can fight.
The monsters Wonder Woman should be fighting are the ones her mother told her about as a kid
I’d like to cancel my subscription to Menstrual Cycle Monthly
I’m sorry, it appears you’ve taken out a fifty-sixty year subscription. However, we can pause it for nine months as long as you sign a contract that says you’ll take out a subscription to Baby Daily for at least eighteen years
Damn those Terms and Conditions.
i didn’t even read them i’ve made a terrible mistake
The fact that Idina Menzel is catching flak for her Oscar performance actually makes me quite angry.
Tumblr likes think that it is a safe place for people with anxiety, but then it turns right around and bashes people for messing up. This is not ok.
Yes, Idina is a Broadway star, but performing…
I think my uncle wins the award for Most Tactless Person Ever. He called to ask about my sister’s trip (he hasn’t called me AT LEAST since I moved here), and before I hung up he asked me how I was dealing with my grandpa’s death (they’re not related, but we used to bring my grandpa to Christmas at my dad’s family’s house) and proceeded to talk about all the funerals of mutual friends that he’d seen him at recently. Yes, thank you for talking about funerals a week after my grandfather died. I love him, but WOW, he has no clue. I can’t help but laugh because who in the world thinks that is in any way appropriate??
a friendly reminder: COLLEGE IS NOT FOR EVERYONE
- people who went/go to college are not ‘better’ or ‘smarter’ than anyone else
- there is no right time to pursue ‘higher education’
- no matter what, you are still a person and you deserve to be treated with respect
Intelligence and education are not the same thing. Remember that.
Greatest Selfie of all time.
Best part about this is in the actual picture Lupita’s brother is front and center and Jared Leto got cut out. Fuck yes.
Quebec filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée, who directed Dallas Buyers Club, spoke to CBC’s Jian Ghomeshi, who asked whether he ever considered casting a transgender actor."Never. [Are] there any transgender actors?" he said. "I’m not aiming for the real thing. I’m aiming for an experienced actor who wants to portray the thing." (x)by “the thing” of course he means someone who is transgender
so in LOTR’s appendices it says that legolas eventually builds a boat and takes gimli across the seas and into the west, the gray havens. you know, the place arwen isn’t allowed to go because she’s in love with a human dude bUT LEGOLAS (AKA ‘YOU LITTLE SHIT’) JUST SAYS “FUCK IT” AND SNEAKS GIMLI INTO THE GODDAMN UNDYING LANDS LIKE CONTRABAND TWIZZLERS INTO A MOVIE THEATER
best literary analysis ever