AND THE PROLOGUE IS OVER.
AND THE PROLOGUE IS OVER.
I remember posting somewhere once in a thread about why girls aren’t exploited in animation anymore where some guy said, “all the disney girls are drawn to be generally attractive, but I don’t think there are any eye-candy men… or are there? Are there any Disney men that lots of girls like?” and I mentioned Roger. Tons of girls replied agreeing with me and the original guy was like “wait, Roger? from 101 Dalmatians? What’s attractive about him, he’s tall and lanky and has a big nose, he isn’t muscley at all! Wouldn’t you all prefer Gaston or something? Or do you girls think his big nose is indicative of something else?” and I was like “no, you idiot, he’s a silly, goofy guy who likes animals and can play a bunch of instruments, that’s why he’s attractive. What’s the matter with you? Gaston, seriously?”
This is why we need more girls in animation. And more guys like Roger apparently.
if you’ll excuse me i just need to be emotional about harry potter for a second
because he’s not exceptionally powerful or anything you know? like he’s a super average student, smart enough to get by, but he doesn’t really blow anything out of the water (besides defense against the dark arts but really he’s been doing that shit since he was 11 so)
his greatest power is his ability to love, and that love is what enabled him to defeat the greatest wizard ever
voldemort was smart as shit okay like freaky smart and so so so so so powerful
but this kid, who spent the majority of his life in a dark cupboard, having hateful and belittling words flung at him from his own family for the first 10 years of life, no memory of anyone ever showing love or kindness to him
this boy had so much love in his heart that he was able to make a patronus at the age of 13, a spell that requires happiness and love to create it
this boy loved so much that he defeated the greatest dark wizard ever at the age of 17
#WHAT PART OF HE WAS RAISED IN A CUPBOARD BY PEOPLE WHO HATED HIM #AND YET HE DIDN’T GROW UP TO BE A HATEFUL AND SPITEFUL PERSON #BUT INSTEAD WAS FULLY PREPARED TO SACRIFICE HIS 17 YEAR OLD LIFE FOR THE SAKE OF THE WORLD #DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND
You, stop scrolling, we need to address some things about Hyperbole and a Half writer Allie Brosh. Think calling her the voice of a generation is going too far? Bullshit. This woman is one of the most real, relatable, creative, funny, and vulnerable writers of all time. From the pants-wettingly hilarious God of Cake to the needed-to-said-but-everyone’s-too-afraid-to-talk about it Adventures in Depression, Allie’s posts have genius pacing and are fantastic at highlighting the wonderful idiosyncrasies that make her who she is. She’s willing to let us in to aspects of her life that she doesn’t even understand so that people going through similar things can feel less fucking alone in a world that vilifies and over simplifies the complexities of mental illness. Allie doesn’t smile for you, or hand you bullshit platitudes because that. doesn’t. fucking. help. She’ll laugh when she’s damn well ready to laugh and she’ll cry when she damn well needs to cry, and you’ll do both with her because she speaks to the parts of all of us that we thought were too weird and too complicated to be understood.
TRIGGER WARNINGS: suicide, outing
A couple of days ago, a woman game developer attempted suicide on a live video stream following internet harassment related to an Indiegogo campaign for her game. While she lay in the hospital, Destructoid writer Allistair Pinsof, in the interest of clarifying her Indiegogo “scam,” outed her as a transgender woman on his Twitter account.
Destructoid announced today that they’re docking Pinsof’s pay and putting him on a temporary leave of absence. But not firing him. I couldn’t help but remember when, less than a year ago, Destructoid writer Ryan Perez was fired for comparing you to a “booth babe.”
Pinsof put this woman’s life in danger in a real way - as she (according to his tweets) lay in a hospital bed following a suicide attempt. He still has a job. The man who called you a booth babe lost his.
you know what to do, tumblr
reblog, signal boost
what the fuck.
HOLY FUCKING SHIT.
Also if some of my friends wonder why I’m nervous going into the industry, THIS is why.