daenystormborn:

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cracked:

20 Lies You Believe Thanks to ‘Realistic’ Movies and TV Shows

i’m just reblogging for sherlock being wrong again

fyeahsnowpiercer:

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the only Issue I have with Snowpiercer is: (really stupid)

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http://fyeahsnowpiercer.tumblr.com/post/83614704176/edgar-steaks-edgar-violinists-are-they *just putting this here*

well shit

uswomenssoccer911:

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thrace-:

Rapinoe gets the cross in-

It’s towards Wambach—

OH CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS! ABBY WAMBACH

HAS SAVED THE USA’S LIFE!

It’s been a near miracle here in Dresden. 

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The talented cast of Orphan Black (full listing)

it’s so strange to only see one tatiana maslany

douglasmurphy:

monstresses:

laserbeamjesus:

cozcat:

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mcqueeny:

fencehopping:

Thunderstorm cloud lamp

I need this

ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY GLOW CLOUD

ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY GLOW CLOUD

ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY GLOW CLOUD

A L L H A I L T H E M I G H T Y G L O W C L O U D

A  L  L   H  A  I  L   T  H  E   M  I  G  H  T  Y   G  L  O  W   C  L  O  U  D

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rose-griffes:

shahofblah:

Fun!  I want to try my hand at this.  Should be able to bring in lots of new characters with Orphan Black alone!

Name a female character with PTSD that significantly impacts her life.
Kara Thrace, along with everyone else from BSG, Arya Stark, Sansa Stark, and Lysa Arryn, along with everyone else from ASOIAF/GOT.  Fred Burkle (Angel).

[snipped]

Nice list.  Donna Meagle!  I can’t believe I didn’t think of her for the not-pining category.

Doesn’t Brienne (GoT) have scars now as well?

I can’t speak for the intent of the person who asked for women characters in these various categories, but for the physics and engineering category, I’d personally say any STEM field should work.  Which means that my darling Martha Jones could qualify there, and also as a character who has a hard time expressing her emotions.  That’s part of her character arc—learning to connect to/state her emotions.  (“Makeover” is an interesting term to use.  Does it count as a ‘makeover’ if the character shows growth in that area?)

It’s been ages since I read AFFC, but Brienne did suffer an injury which, let’s face it, probably scarred because Westerosi medicine is pretty much just leeches and milk of the poppy.

Yeah, if we expand physics & engineering to STEM, then Martha counts.  It’s unsurprising but still sad how few New Who women fit these categories…

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rose-griffes:

no-surrender-no-retreat:

no-surrender-no-retreat:

saathi1013:

I will defend the right for people to read characters as queer and to write m/m fanfic all day, every day.

But if you (seem to) need to justify erasing or dismissing female characters while doing so, or imply that m/m is the only way that fans can…

*cackles*  My dash is awash with lists of women characters thanks to this reblog, so CLEARLY I need to take a turn.

To illustrate my point, I’m going to propose a game called “Antagonists and Villains Don’t Count”;

Name a female character with PTSD that significantly impacts her life.

First and most obvious: Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games) and Lisbeth Salander (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).  Also Kate Beckett (Castle), and Kara Thrace (Battlestar Galactica).  I’d include Joss Carter (Person of Interest) on the list, though not everyone would agree with me.

Name a female character with ADD.

Hmm… This is definitely the hardest category for me.  Maybe Leslie Knope (Parks & Recreation).  I need to read other people’s responses to this category, because now I’m curious.

Name a female character who has a difficult time expressing her emotions, or even knowing what those are.

Sarah Lund (The Killing (US)).  Olivia Dunham (Fringe).

Name a female character with scarring.

Gina Inviere (Battlestar Galactica).  Mattie Ross (True Grit)—losing a hand counts, I’m guessing.  Though to be fair, it happens near the end of the narrative.  Liz Lemon (30 Rock), though that’s because Tina Fey has a facial scar, and I don’t think they’ve explicitly referenced it on the show.

Name a female character who is socially awkward to the extent that it affects her ability to perform professionally/socially and isn’t cured by a makeover.

Paris Geller (Gilmore Girls).  Brenda Leigh Johnson (The Closer), Temperance Brennan (Bones), and Parker (Leverage) all have that trait in early easons, but I haven’t finished any of these shows, so I can’t guarantee that there wasn’t a ‘makeover’ aspect.

Name a female character who is passionate about physics or engineering.

Jane Foster (Thor) and Winifred Burkle (Angel).

Name a female character who was bullied growing up and still has difficulty coping with it as an adult, who is not also portrayed as pathetic.

Leslie Knope (Parks & Recreation), Faith (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Josie Geller (Never Been Kissed).  I’d put Cady Heron (Mean Girls) on the list as well, but she’s still in high school at the end, so someone else might make a different call.  Same with Mia Thermopolis (Princess Diaries).  Carrie in both the book and movies of that name… that’s an entirely different sort of judgment call. ;-P

Name a female character who doesn’t pine for an unavailable/uninterested love interest.

Mako Mori (Pacific Rim), Donna Noble (Doctor Who), Susan (The Bletchley Circle).

Name a female character on the autistic spectrum.

Sonya Cross (The Bridge, US).  And a women character on The Big Bang Theory, but since I don’t watch it, I can’t tell you her name. Temple Grandin—a real woman, but Clair Danes played her in a movie about her life.  Does Temperance Brennan (Bones) identify as on the autism spectrum?

For those of us who are looking for any one of the above traits in a character, finding female representation is damn near impossible and even male representation can be difficult. It’s not that we’re choosing the male version of those traits over the female, in most fandoms the female versions of us don’t exist. And making the existing female characters into those things is OOC.

If the idea that women like that exist is so rare, how much more so the idea that those characters can be loved?

So we either write the experiences of female characters who aren’t like us in key ways simply because they are the majority or even the only female characters available, or we use male characters to write about our experiences. Or explore the fantasy that someone like that can be loved.

And there are fandoms where female characters who are like the characters we look for exist. But that doesn’t mean those shows are going to work for each slasher on other levels. Firefly has River, an awesome female character with post-traumatic trauma up the wazoo, but the plot of Firefly was so mind-numbingly boring for me I couldn’t stick with it.

There are women with a hefty dose of internalized misogyny and Die for Our Ship in slash, just like there is in het — best example, Sara/Grissom fans hating on Willows fans in Willows’ and Grissom/Willows’ own forums — but the idea that slashers are inherently these things? Or that slash is inherently misogynistic or woman-erasing, when McKeller fans hated on or erased Teyla and Weir all the time in SGA?

I’m sick of hearing it because it is just not true.

Is all slash inherently misogynistic?  No, but that wasn’t what the original post was saying, at least not to the way I read it.  Is there a strong tendency to vilify and/or erase women in many slash narratives?  Apparently*.  Does it happen in other fandom areas as well?  Absolutely.

*not my thing, so I don’t read much of it… and part of the reason it’s not my thing is the lack of focus on the women

Fun!  I want to try my hand at this.  Should be able to bring in lots of new characters with Orphan Black alone!

Name a female character with PTSD that significantly impacts her life.
Kara Thrace, along with everyone else from BSG, Arya Stark, Sansa Stark, and Lysa Arryn, along with everyone else from ASOIAF/GOT.  Fred Burkle (Angel).

Name a female character with ADD.
This one’s hard.  I can only think of one character (of any gender) with canonically stated ADD, and that would be Stiles.

Name a female character who has a difficult time expressing her emotions, or even knowing what those are.

Ha!  Kara Thrace (BSG), Arya Stark (ASOIAF/GOT), Rachel Duncan (Orphan Black), Chloe from My Mad Fat Diary (and Rae too, in a way)

Name a female character with scarring.
Helena No-Last-Name and Beth Childs (Orphan Black).  Buffy Summers (BTVS obvs).  Shireen Baratheon and Myrcella Baratheon (ASOIAF/GOT).  My beloved Rae Earl (My Mad Fat Diary)

Name a female character who is socially awkward to the extent that it affects her ability to perform professionally/socially and isn’t cured by a makeover.
Miranda (from Miranda) is the epitome of this.  Also April Ludgate (Parks & Rec).  Arguably Jen from The IT Crowd.  And of course Anya Christina Emmanuel Jenkins (BTVS)

Name a female character who is passionate about physics or engineering.
Besides Jane Foster (MCU) and Fred Burkle (Angel), this one’s tricky.  Not sure about specifically physics/engineering, but for science in general I’ll add Cosima Niehaus (and hey, Kira was pretty excited about that physics lesson) from Orphan Black, and various MCU ladies including Gwen Stacy, Maya Hansen, and Betty Ross.  Oh, and kind of Lydia Martin (Teen Wolf!) although I think she prefers math.

Name a female character who was bullied growing up and still has difficulty coping with it as an adult, who is not also portrayed as pathetic.
Willow Rosenberg (BTVS), Rae Earl (MMFD) although she’s still growing up.  Veronica Mars.  I can think of others but they fall less under ‘bullying’ and more under ‘abuse’ (e.g. Tara Maclay).

Name a female character who doesn’t pine for an unavailable/uninterested love interest.
Where to begin!  From ASOIAF/GOT: Margaery Tyrell, Olenna Tyrell, Meera Reed, Asha/Yara Greyjoy, Missandei, Melisandre, Arianne Martell, the Sand Snakes, and more.  From Orphan Black: Everybody, basically, but even going by the loosest definition of ‘pining’ I’d say Sarah Manning, Siobhan Sadler, Alison Hendrix, Helena, Angie, and Rachel Duncan.  From OITNB (although in all honesty, I think there should be more pining for people who are separated from their loved ones, and this somewhat indicates a lack of exploration of their lives): Red, Vee, Gloria, Taystee, Black Cindy, and Pennsatucky.  Others: Faith Lehane (BTVS/ATS), Astrid Farnsworth (Fringe), Intern Dana (WTNV), Donna Meagle (Parks & Rec), Joan Watson (Elementary), Natasha Romanoff and Maria Hill (MCU), Mako Mori (Pacific Rim), Donna Noble (DW), and because I just saw Snowpiercer: Yona, Tanya, and Mason.

Name a female character on the autistic spectrum.
Alt!Astrid Farnsworth (Fringe), Amy Farrah Fowler (TBBT), possibly Suzanne Warren (OITNB) but I’m not qualified to make a diagnosis!

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him-e:

Tysha mentioned in Game of Thrones

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Exactly, it makes no sense. Chekhov’s gun unexploded and all. 

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josephinem:

THESE TWO FUCKING KILLING ME THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE JOKES OF ALL TIME

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"

So I ask the American commentators, please stop announcing that Landon Donovan is the “all-time U.S. leading goal scorer.” He is not. With 57 international goals, he’s not even in the Top Five.

The all-time U.S. leading goal scorer is Abby Wambach, with 167 goals, followed by Mia Hamm (158), Kristine Lilly (130), Michelle Akers (105) and Tiffeny Milbrett (100). In fact, Abby Wambach is the all-time leading goal scorer in the world, among all soccer players, male or female.

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http://jezebel.com/world-cup-soccer-stats-erase-the-sports-most-dominant-p-1601275793  (via leslieknope)

Part of how you know a culture is problematic is that it erases the label of that culture so that it seems like all other cultures are an aberration/minority. THIS IS TEXTBOOK.

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I propose a change in the language: Men’s World Cup to match Women’s World Cup, and the M in MLS ought to stand for Men’s instead of Major because if we have to specify that the NWSL is the women’s league, they should specify that MLS is the men’s.  Male does not equal default.

Also for any Team USA fans who didn’t know, the USWNT has won the World Cup twice (‘91 and ‘99—for perspective, the first [women’s] World Cup was in 1991, and we have made it to the semifinals or the finals every time).  The USWNT has also won Olympic gold four times, as well as nine Algarve Cups.

The next World Cup is Canada 2015.

(Source: thewhatup, via no-literally)

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So I ask the American commentators, please stop announcing that Landon Donovan is the “all-time U.S. leading goal scorer.” He is not. With 57 international goals, he’s not even in the Top Five.

The all-time U.S. leading goal scorer is Abby Wambach, with 167 goals, followed by Mia Hamm (158), Kristine Lilly (130), Michelle Akers (105) and Tiffeny Milbrett (100). In fact, Abby Wambach is the all-time leading goal scorer in the world, among all soccer players, male or female.

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http://jezebel.com/world-cup-soccer-stats-erase-the-sports-most-dominant-p-1601275793  (via leslieknope)

(Source: thewhatup, via fuckyeahmaryabigail)