Don’t forget we have to wake up Green Day tomorrow.
Ok just a reminder to everyone: If you’re planning on tweeting billie joe armstrong “wake up” or something tomorrow, DON’T. The song is about his father’s death and so it’s really personal and treating it like a joke isn’t the right thing to do. Plus he’s asked so many times for people to stop and no one listens so yeah. Please don’t do that.
So far, Steven’s powers have been:
A bright pink shield
A bright pink bubble
Magical healing saliva
And he is always STOPPING fights, usually peacefully and in nonviolent ways, trying to get both sides to get along and understand each other. Suffice it to say, he is not your typical superhero. In fact, he’s really not that super yet. He’s still on training wheels. And yet he often manages to end conflicts WITHOUT powers or weapons that destroy others.
And I love what this show is doing with him and all of his friends. Especially in a pop culture that is overpopulated these days with “save the world” shenanigans and focusing on powers and shock value instead of being “strong in the real way.”
I’m already proud of this little guy and the small steps he’s made. His journey isn’t one of leaps and bounds but baby steps, like real people.
This week’s wonderful two-parter has set up what the show has been foreshadowing for some while: that Steven, being half Human and half Gem, will forge a path that unites both kinds of beings — a path paved by acts of non-violence, understanding, and compassion. Where his merit and strength as a hero isn’t defined by his powers (which, BTW, completely fly in the face of typical superhero and gender role BS), but instead by HIS CHOICES.
And THAT is the kind of hero story we need these days, IMO.
I’m sick of watching characters save the world from evil.
I want to see characters saving themselves, saving each other — personal journeys about making choices and resolving conflicts, not just slapping “evil” around. Even SU’s plot twists don;t feel cheap. They feel rewarding, because they are always foreshadowed and always recontextualize earlier events that maybe didn’t make sense. They feel planned, thought out, CARED for, just like the characters who populate the world.
Steven’s story, especially given the moral ambiguities brought to the table recently, really has a lot of potential to do these things — to be a personal journey more than typical “destroy evil” stuff — and in many ways, it has already.
I believe in Steven.
today in things that should be super obvious:
that “sjw” might be a troll if…
-they’re using the default tumblr theme
-they use every known sj tag under the sun
-a lot of those tags aren’t even related to the post
-they ID as an “amoeba-kin,” or some other -kin that isn’t otherkin
-(although a lot of trolls ID as otherkin, so…there’s that)
-they claim to support ideas/movements that directly contradict each other (“i’m a gender-experimental trans-critical radical feminist!”)
-they only follow a handful of well-known feminist blogs
-the blogs they follow would never ever get along (e.g. misandry-mermaid and transgender-harms-women)
-they end every sentence with multiple exclamation points!! to show how angry they are!!!
-their language is dated, rarely used in sj circles, and/or hyperbolic (“check your privilege,” “shitlord!!!” “DIE, CISHET WHITE SCUM”)
-their posts read like upvoted comments on tumblrinaction
this just got relevant again.
Skullgirls Encore - Eliza Debut Trailer
The dashing, dastardly diva makes her entrance today! Also, like all the other characters, she’s free for two weeks! It’s time to get spoopy up in this!
A BIG reminder that for the first three months Eliza will be a FREE download for Skullgirls Encore so grab her while you can!!
SHE’S A PIECE OF ART.
all her combos are so fucking perfect man.
THE QUEEN IS HERE
YES KAPRI SUN!!!!!!
like for agender groot
reblog for agender groot
ignore for unnecessary gendering
doodlin smth i thought of bc of the thing im working on + needing 2 make something with minimal effort so as to not burn out
but consider: reigns/bit somehow conjured of pure mana or some shit, and then ur mana fuckin runs out
lyinginbedmon more like BYEinginbedmon
(team rocket ting sound)
i love when news relating to miku hatsune comes up because one half of people are like “oh that’s nice!!” and the other half is like “She Is Becoming Stronger”
'irina is a muslim name'
it’s actually an orthodox russian name but okay
"is lamia a real curse"
good fucking bye
"slade is a total douchebag"
ikr im such a dick
"hannah is a palindrome"
elijah is a man of like passion
"Kevin is a girl/creature/heterosexual bear wrestler/bad name"
"Eva is inside her cat"
What the heck
"Katrina is a virgin or not"
"Gwen is a disturbia girl"
"Sophia is a a femme fatale. with intelligence and beauty.”
YOU BET YOUR SWEET ASS I AM.
"is Lindsey a man’s name"
"Dennis is a genius"
Daw thanks Google!
"Max is a nickname for"
"flea is a parasite"
"is fen a word I can use in scrabble"
[birth name] is a chasier at a grocery store.
"alexander is a swoose"
[birth name] is a party pooper
how the hell did we get the idea pink isn’t a cool colour
because scientifically speaking pink doesn’t even exist; it fits between violet and red on the spectrum but actually what goes there is infrared and ultraviolet and all those things we can’t see
pink is the ambassador of an otherworldly and unknowable realm it is the most badass colour out there