Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception). 

Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularlyhow do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them? 

Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format. 

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I can’t actually vocalise why this is so unsettling but this is so unsettling.



Temminck’s Tragopan Pheasant.

Look at its blue dangly thing! (wattle)

Oh my god it has antennae! NEON BLUE ANTENNAE.






Fun prank idea: nothing but Sims 2 teen pregnancy videos.
Those things are hilarious and super dumb

Other fun prank ideas include:
- Linking cute animal photos and labeling them under click-bait headlines
- confessing your feelings to your significant other like it’s the first time
- hide compliments as hover texts in texts posts


genuinely my least favorite day of the year

The ONLY thing I like about April 1st is that it’s the StuntHusband’s birthday.



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copperbadge uh, hey, have you seen these yet? ^_^

"Sometimes you just have to give in and become a meme, Chris."

"A meme?"

"Yeah. This is the Stuff On RDJ’s Head meme."

"Weren’t these pictures taken in like, the late eighties, Robert?"


"Did memes exist when dinosaurs roamed the earth?”

"I’ll tell you when you’re older." 

[RDJ Advises Chris Evans On His Life Choices.]


man, fuck the dark knight rises.

i know it’s kind of weird that that’s what this photoset makes me think of, but bear with me.

because pacific rim’s defining philosophy was really, really positive, right? it was all about people coming together and helping each other and overcoming adversity—and it got criticized for that. there’s nothing dark or edgy about that message, and lately all movies seem to want to do is be dark and edgy.

so take the dark knight rises, all about moral ambiguity and tortured heroes and blah blah blah, where bruce wayne supposedly pulls a heroic sacrifice only to resurface in the end, alive and well and banging catwoman in florence.

man, that was real selfless of you, bruce. real inspiring.

i guess my point is that i’m sick of faux depth through contrived grittiness in a story that doesn’t even have the balls to commit to its ultimate sacrifice ploy. and it’s not just tdrk, much as i pick on it—it’s all those cynical white guy movies that throw angst and drama at the audience hoping some of it sticks, but still dance around any serious loss and never really go for it.

people died in pacific rim. that surprised me. i was expecting a fun, feel good movie, and it was—but major characters died. as they should have. an optimistic and hopeful movie recognized that sacrifice and death are part of this kind of thing. that’s more than a lot of franchises can say.

i dunno, i found it refreshing that death in pacrim wasn’t cheap or off limits or gratuitous. by the end, most of the pilots are gone. that made the rest of the film so much more heavy. it gave context to a movie about giant robots fighting monsters! it was fucking realistic!!

pacific rim may not be dark or edgy, but it’s still got more balls than half the franchises that are.

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Meet Simba. He’s a Leonberger


Meet Simba. He’s a Leonberger

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Common Green Magpie ( Cissa chinensis ) by gary1844 on Flickr.

Very bright and colors Bird . So nice , it is yelling .



Common Green Magpie ( Cissa chinensis ) by gary1844 on Flickr.

Very bright and colors Bird . So nice , it is yelling .

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This is a false debate. If I pay my employee and she then buys groceries, I am not buying her groceries for her. I don’t get to go through her groceries and decide whether or not I approve of what she’s buying. I am paying the salary that she has earned. The same applies to benefits. Healthcare is part of a wage package.

What’s on display, is the arrogance of the employer who believes the the worker’s money is really his own: ie ‘she can get an IUD, but I’m not paying for it.’


This is my headcanon for the ending of Pacific Rim.

All credit to

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