I Will Be

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This 420 take a moment of silence for all the people who have had lost their freedom because of non-violent drug charges.

gardnerhill:

White pot-smokers get the “Don’t do that again, Opie,” treatment. Black pot-smokers get a prison record, become unpaid labor for various corporatios, and forfeit their right to vote.

There had better be an amnesty program for every jailed pot-smoker if recretational marijuana is legalized.

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The only Latino character in the Avengers franchise was just killed off. So where's the fan outcry?

Is Agent Jasper Sitwell’s lack of popularity is a combination of bad luck and unappealing characterisation, or was it influenced by racial bias?
When Sitwell was killed off in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it was clear that his character arc had many similarities to that of Agent Coulson, who was resurrected following the hugely popular #CoulsonLives campaign. But a week and a half after Sitwell’s death, his equivalent fan campaign, #IBelieveInSitwell, is not exactly taking off.

So, why does everyone love Coulson so much more than Sitwell? What makes them so different?

Well, while Joss Whedon bumped up Coulson’s tertiary role to that of a lovable everyman hero in The Avengers, Sitwell was revealed to be a sleeper agent for the evil HYDRA organization. But as we already know, being evil has nothing to do with a character’s popularity. Just look at Loki, who tried to commit genocide in Thor and attacked New York in The Avengers, but is still widely beloved throughout Marvel fandom. If being a mass-murdering alien overlord isn’t enough to put people off, then Sitwell’s apparent HYDRA defection can presumably be humanized as well.

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cezura:

hey friends if anyone has a bit of advice i’d really appreciate it

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Whoops, pressed reblog too soon. First and foremost: those are such awesome schools, congrats on getting accepted to both. :) Both schools have awesome soci/polisci depts, although UT-A is better if you’re into networking as a potential lawyer/congressperson. 

What make you choose soci/polisci as your major? Have you researched the respective departments for either school? What kind of classes do they offer? Have you read some of the professors concentrations/focuses in academia? Do they coincide with yours or have an interesting breadth of range that allows for flexibility in your own studies should you decide to do research (which you should consider!). 

You’ve visited both campuses, right? I personally love public schools, you seriously cannot beat the atmosphere, it’s like a wave of people who are like family, esp game days, but Rice since it’s such an intimate environment so the opposite of a public school, you don’t feel shuffled amongst the students. 

Either college will be a great and thrilling experience, don’t feel like you’ll miss out on something if you don’t pick either. :D

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Commentary on the plate-throwing scene

beanarie:

Head’s up. Madlori, the bnf who gave the much-quoted Screw Writing “Strong” Women speech hates Joan Watson. That’s their (highly suspect) prerogative (also I have to say that’s ass to add such negative critique to a post a fan put effort into making because they like that scene and that character) but anyway!

Let’s just keep this in mind when doing Joan graphics that might include anything from that speech.

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When I stopped speaking Vietnamese,
It took me years to be comfortable
With calling any elder “you.”
How a language could be so simple
Was beyond my comprehension;
There was no understanding
Of respect.

In Vietnamese, honorifics are law.
You are to address someone
In relationship with their age to yours—
An older man of the same generation:
Anh, older brother.
An older womxn of the same generation:
Chị, older sister.
Cậu or , Mother’s brother or sister,
For someone as old as Mother.
And for someone as old as Father,
Chú or , Father’s brother or sister.
And a person older than both parents
Is bác, a parent’s older sibling.
And even older, an elderly person,
Like Grandpa or Grandma,
Is ông or , grandpa or grandma.

To separate the non-kinship
From the familial is then impossible
For we, Vietnamese, are family.
To pay homage in any other way
Is unacceptable,
Because “you” is impersonal—“You”
Can be any stranger on the street.
Cát-Phương Nguyễn “You” (via no-dickpix)

(Source: hamhand, via theswordskissed)

Filed under i have too many feels from this cross generational posts like it's so weird and utterly relieving to know that that these feelings of alienation are felt by other people and it's tough to articulate but that there are other people to fill in the spaces that i thought i selfishly occupied first generation