Now Playing Tracks

  • Me:

    *playing Tomb Raider*

  • Grandmother who is visiting for the weekend:

    Mind if I sit with you?

  • Me:

    *squirming slightly because there is gore and swearing in this game and my grandmother is a sweet old lady: Um, if you want to.

  • Grandmother:

    *sits* Thank you, dear.

  • Me:

    *continuing to play for about five minutes*

  • Grandmother:

  • Grandmother:

  • Grandmother:

    LOOK OUT THERE ARE THREE COMING DOWN THE HILL

  • Grandmother:

    THAT WAS POINT BLANK HOW ARE THEY ALIVE

  • Grandmother:

    OOOHH YOU MADE THAT EXPLODE

  • Grandmother:

    STOP KILLING MY GRANDDAUGHTER

  • Grandmother:

    KILL THEM KILL THEM ALL

  • Grandmother:

    OHHHHH YOU SHOT HIM IN THE HEAD OHHHHHHHHH

  • Grandmother:

    RUN RUN RUN YOU'RE ABOUT TO DIE RUN

  • Grandmother:

    OKAY NOW KILL THEM ALL

  • Me:

    *slowly turns to look at her* Grandma

  • Grandmother:

    *sweet smile* Hmm?

  • Me:

    Grandma oh my god

  • Grandmother:

    *more smiling* Well, hurry up and kill everyone else, I want to see you save this Sam person.

  • Me:

  • Me:

  • Grandmother:

    Kill them.

loki-has-a-tardis:

This is honestly the best poster I have found in a while supporting breast cancer awareness. I am honestly so sick of seeing, “set the tatas free” and “save the boobies”. There is no reason in hell a life threatening, life ruining disease should be sexualized. “Don’t wear a bra day,” go fuck yourselves. You’re not saving a pair of tits, you’re saving the entire package: mind, body, and soul included. Women are not just a pair of breasts.

We Need Diverse Books: A Guide to Spotting and Growing Past Stereotypes

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Throughout October, we’ll be partnering with We Need Diverse Books to bring you a series of blog posts full of helpful advice, tips, and suggestions for writing diversity convincingly and respectfully in your fiction—from people who know what they’re talking about. Today, Ellen Oh shares how to identify, then expand beyond stereotypes:

One of the most common mistakes I see when people try to write diversely is that they fall into the practice of writing a positive stereotype. After all, if it’s positive, it can’t be a stereotype, right?

Wrong.

A stereotype is a positive or negative set of beliefs about the characteristics of a group of people. Just because it is positive, doesn’t make it any less problematic.

Why?

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