James Baldwin (via intellocgent)
#which is why the term white privilege REALLY angers people#it’s the first time many people hear themselves categorized by race#suddenly they feel burdened by the idea their race defines them#just like the words straight and cis really anger people#because it makes them feel Othered for once#and it’s disconcerting#white privilege (skylikethat)
man imagine aliens w no concept of interspecies cooperation or pets
'commander the scan of this shelter reveals three primary lifeforms'
'excellent. elaborate please'
'all mammals. two quadrupeds, one feline and one canine, as well as one biped sapien. they appear to be… relaxing and eating in a shared space'
'what the fuck'
imagine these guys trying to be really polite about it because for some reason the bipeds really enjoy harboring these strange freeloading carnivores. an alien warlord meeting some diplomat’s cat and being all tentatively like ‘ah… yes. your parasite is remarkably large and complacent. you are no doubt a very well-used host and oh my stars don’t let it touch me no no NO.’
white people talking about other ethnicities be like
white people talking about themselves be like
okay so we know about jesus when he’s a baby, and jesus when he’s an adult, but does the bible ever mention his rebellious teenager years?
‘jesus, go feed the donkey.’
‘yOU’RE NOT MY REAL FATHER’
the ground shakes a little, and a voice comes down from the sky
‘do what your stepfather says you little shit’
nO NO NO BUT GUYS
CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT YEAR FRED, GEORGE AND TONKS LIVED IN HOGWARTS AT THE SAME TIME
MCGONAGALL LOSING HER SHIT ON A DAILY BASIS
I WANT A BOOK ABOUT FRED AND GEORGE WORSHIPPING HER
I THOUGHT ABOUT THIS ALL THE TIME WHEN I FIGURED OUT HOW OLD TONKS WAS. IMAGINE THE BOYS TRYING TO OUT DO HER USING THE MAP. IMAGINE THEM FALLING OVER EACH OTHER TRYING TO TALK TO HER AND BOTH HAVE MASSIVE OBVIOUS CRUSHES ON HER AND ALSO SOME SERIOUS MUTUAL RESPECT AND WHEN SHE GRADUATES SHE KISSES BOTH THEIR CHEEKS AND SAYS “SORRY I’M INTO A SLIGHTLY OLDER CROWD” AND THEN THEY SEE HER AGAIN IN THE ORDER AND BLUSH BRIGHT RED AND KNOW IT WON’T WORK BUT SAY “HEY…WE’RE OLDER NOW” AND IT DOESN’T WORK BUT SHE’S TOTALLY INTO THEIR JOKE SHOP IDEA AND HELPS WITH SOME OF THE DESIGNS AND BECOMES LIKE A PSEUDO-OLDER SISTER TO THEM LIKE SHE WAS TO HERMIONE AND GINNY.
Chris Evans on Captain America’s fighting style in The Winter Soldier (x)
In between the first Captain America movie and The Avengers, I had played the Captain America video game; and the way Cap moves in the video game, there’s a fluidity and it’s very acrobatic. It’s very aerial. He uses his environment, and it’s almost this beautiful, smooth dance, and when I first met with the [directors], I said, “Have you played the video game?” And I swear to God, they said: “You know what? We referenced the video game, too.” I said, “Good, good, we’re on the same page. But that means we need to incorporate a little bit more of an acrobatic approach to fighting.” And so we put myself in gymnastic classes, which is something I always wanted to do – kind of, anyway [laughs]. I mean, I wanted to go play on like, the balance beam, but it was more like tumbling, essentially. Parkour-style gymnastic stuff. Flipping, and spinning, and just kind of getting a sense of your body in the air. So we did about two months of that. We did two months, a few hours each day, and it was invaluable. It really lends itself to a lot of those fight scenes.