Marina, a 19-year-old aspiring actress from Arizona. What you'll find here: pop culture, cute animals, social justice, sexual tension, and me.
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Poverty doesn’t give you strength or teach you lessons about perseverance. No, poverty only teaches you how to be poor.
Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (via secondbananabooks) ←

dietcrush:

wow I can’t believe that Texas is nearly as big as the entire continental United States including Texas

Couple of dumb selfies I found while clearing out files.

emilyenrose:

potofsoup:

verysharpteeth:

serqeantbucky:

#UGH GOD UR NOT GOOD AT THIS ACTING THING STOP #OKAY BECAUSE STOP ACTING WITH YOUR EYES #YOUR ENTIRE BODY LANGUAGE SHOWS ASSASSIN BUT YOUR EYES SHOW SCARED CHILD HE’S STILL BUCKY IN HIS EYES #SHOVE A KNIFE UP MY ASS #IT’LL HURT LESS (norocket)

It kills me that there are moments when the Winter Soldier is doing stuff that he has the eyes of someone who DESPERATELY wants off the ride. I’m not sure how aware of anything he is internally, but there are moments his eyes look horrified, like something in there is aware and has no clue how to stop what’s happening. They’re too wide. Too startled. Like someone being forced to do something at gun point. He does it several times in this scene, and he does it when he catches the shield after shooting Fury.

This really makes me think of the thing that SebStan said about WS: that he isn’t empty, his mind is all over the place.

It’s one thing I noticed on my rewatch, which was exactly how much he remembered in the chair scene, when he’s like “But I knew him.” He flashed back to the train, being pulled through the snow, the experimentation, the arm. He wasn’t robbed of his memories, he was robbed of their significance. And so, he has nothing to focus on except the mission.

Brandon and I as Harry and Ebony!

…Did I mention this is our first ever couple cosplay?

Jesus, I’m terrible at posing for photos.

debussy-chan asked: this is kinda random but I was just wondering what you think of racism towards asian people-- while I (as an asian american) have experienced microaggressions and such, I often feel that poc/woc communities don't really address racism towards asians. ****but****, I feel like comparatively speaking, I haven't experienced *enough* racism to be considered an oppressed minority. what do you think?

marinashutup:

The difference in racism that Asian Americans face compared to other people of color in the US is really interesting actually. Asian Americans are considered a “model minority”, meaning that the stereotype that surrounds us is mostly “positive” (i.e. we’re all super book smart and good at math). This is because of the way that most Asians first came into contact with White Americans. Black people tend to have more negative stereotypes surrounding them because they were forcibly brought over as slaves and that initial contact determined Black/White race relations in the US. Mexicans and Native Americans already occupied the land that the White settlers were colonizing and had that their land forcibly and violently stolen from them. Black, Mexican, and Native American people all had no choice in their colonization and are a colonized minority group. However, a lot of Asian people immigrated to the US by choice, which meant that their initial contact was more on their own terms. This affected their race relations with White Americans and they’re considered an immigrant minority group. Also, a lot of the Asians that did immigrate were upper-middle class and well-educated, because those were the type of people that the US saw as positive assets to our country, so this also adds to the stereotype. 

However, just because Asian Americans have generally “positive” stereotypes associated with them, it also leads to their marginalization and erasure. Our accomplishments are written off because we are “naturally” gifted and inclined toward succeeding in school and careers. We have very little representation in the media and the government and are generally seen as “all the same”. So Asian Americans experience racism and microaggressions, but it is different than the type of racism that other POC tend to face.

The finished cosplay music video from CMX is here! Thanks to everyone who participated; you were all amazing, and I had so much fun making this, even if it did turn out a little blurry. :P Send me a message if you want me to credit you on Tumblr/Youtube, and please reblog this so it has a chance to be seen by everyone who was in it!

instead of “grammar nazi” i like to use “word police” because

actualmenacebuckybarnes:

  1. it’s less offensive but
  2. still implies that their motivations are rooted in classism and racism

scruffyqueer:

why get jealous of your best friend for being ridiculously talented when you can just secondhand brag about them instead???

unconsciousearth:

NASA released a satellite image of india in the evening during the festive holiday of diwali, the celebration of lights.

this is one of the prettiest things i’ve ever seen

We quickly located a firefighter costume for boys, complete with a bright red jacket, a traditional helmet and an axe. The girls’ version, on the other hand, is a skin-tight, short, shiny dress that’s surely flammable. It includes a fascinator (in lieu of a helmet) never before seen on a real firefighter.

The model on the package, who looks to be about the same age as my daughter, completes the outfit with heeled, calf-high boots — not ideal for running into burning buildings, or trick-or-treating for that matter. The costume is for children four to six and it’s one of several provocative costumes for the age group.

Even the pumpkin costume for preschoolers is sexy: it’s sleeveless and features a black bodice with an orange ribbon that laces up the front like a corset. I found the girls’ firefighter and the police officer costumes the most offensive, as they hung on the rack in stark contrast to the boys’ versions.

What kind of message do these costumes send to our girls? While the boys have costumes that look like the real thing, girls are expected to dress up in spoof ensembles, thus suggesting they can’t, or shouldn’t, do the real job. The costumes are not only “sexy,” they’re also sexist.

dannypixel:

Just organizing some past work on tumblr that Iv’e posted through instagram before. So I decided to show some avatar love with some of the personal pixel animations I did re-creating the Korra open.

Bees?

outofcontextdnd:

Me: Can I summon bees?

DM: You’re a ghost you can’t do anything.

Me: Roll to summon bees!

mickeyed:

FIC WHERE THEY KNOW EACH OTHER BUT THEY DON’T KNOW THEY KNOW EACH OTHER (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

  • my friend can’t stop talking about how they want to set me up with their other friend so we start texting each other and they’re hilarious but shy about meeting and ALSO there’s a cute bike delivery guy who brings my mail at work and winks at me whenever i sign for a package AU

  • i’m obsessed with a food blogger who writes about cheap ways to be gourmet in your 20s and i flirt with them over comments but they never post pictures of their face and ALSO there’s a really cute grocery bagger at the store down the street who teases me and always asks to join me for dinner and i definitely want to say yes AU

  • there’s an overnight IT person at school who always answers the phone when i call about a problem with my computer and i totally have a crush on their voice and their exasperation and ALSO the bakery down the street is always running out of my fave scones and the adorable person behind the counter can’t hide their amusement and i think it’s super rude but also super cute AU

  • my boss is always telling me how perfect her son would be for me and she promises he’s coming to the next holiday party and don’t worry he’s heard all about me too and ALSO there’s this dude i slept with once a couple of months ago and sometimes he still sends me dick pics when i ask him to at 3 in the morning cause seriously dude’s got a good dick AU

  • our kids are bitter rivals and the only time we ever meet is when we’re both called to the principal’s office and whatever maybe i think you’re kind of cute but your kid’s a monster and ALSO someone keeps buying the last everything bagel at my favorite coffee shop 2 minutes before i get there in the morning and has heard about my plight and has started leaving me bragging notes about it AU

  • i hired a dog walking company and i’ve never met the person who comes to my apartment but they leave me really cute notes and they give my dog presents and i kind of love them because my dog does and ALSO one of the artists at this gallery opening is hella cute and i want them to paint me like one of their french girls AU

SPOILER ALERT: IT’S ALWAYS THE SAME PERSON AND IT ALWAYS ENDS HAPPY