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April 28 2018




cats are so fake like they’re theoretically related to apex predators and yet they weigh 8 pounds, sleep 20 hours a day, and scream if you feed them half an hour later than usual

I deeply sympathize because I also like to sleep an unreasonable amount and yell when hungry.

incidentally, you are also an apex predator

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No animal should be allowed to be this round


*points at character* me

*points at same character* my son

*points at same character again* my husband

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I wanted to do a classic character that was simple yet easily recognizable. Superman is an iconic favorite so that’s who I became. My hijab is a part of me so any cosplay that I do incorporates my hijab. I worked to incorporate elements of Superman that were authentic to his cartoon/comic look while also being authentic to myself and that’s how my costume was born. I would never wear Superman’s or Supergirl’s traditional spandex costumes - that’s not how I typically dress and I would feel very uncomfortable doing so. I’ve always loved Superman’s costume colors from the cartoons I grew up watching and his iconic swooshy cape. I also drew inspiration from Supergirl’s costume to put together my Superwoman costume with a red maxi skirt that is also swooshy. Basically, I wanted to be swooshy.
I wasn’t very happy with any of the options available on the market so I pieced everything together with ready-made items. I got a Superman cape and swapped out the logo to match the one I had sewn onto my blue shirt. Found a blue hijab that matched the blue shirt, bought a red maxi skirt, and added a gold belt and red shoes to tie it all together.
People flipped out. Like, actually stopped me, engaged in involved discussions, with tears and hugs. The response was overwhelming, honestly. Little kids would yell out “Hello Supergirl/Superman/Superwoman!” at AwesomeCon and on the streets of DC. I’m grateful for the love I received, including being featured on an NBC Washington DC news segment. So many people told me that they saw me on the Friday evening news!
Cosplay has humbled me. I didn’t realize how badly fellow Americans wanted to see an Muslim woman superhero until I put on a cape and walked the streets of Manhattan and Washington DC. Many parents introduced their children to me and many people of color were just so proud of me. I am feeling a lot of the love and support that the media hides - Americans have more than hate and xenophobia in their hearts.

I think it’s possible to do feminine cosplay without being explicit or very revealing. I think comic artists should challenge their perspective of feminine displays, characters, and costumes, and I also think that female-presenting cosplayers should feel comfortable to adapting a character to suit their own personality while incorporating aspects of the character’s TV or movie costume.

- @helalipop





So I went to check and see if Todd Howard’s wiki was destroyed yet and

Y’all are passionate, I’ll give you that



I see you monsters found a loophole



me, after buying things for myself and trying not to feel guilty about it: *through gritted teeth* s-self care

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Me: I love being out at night, I’m not scared of the dark!

tree: *exists, looking very vaguely like a person*


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Tessa Thompson in Dirty Computer (2018)

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Just keep pushing. It’s all that matters

Took me 6 years for my bachelors and I needed this reminder

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my mum knew i was sad so she went out and when she came back inside she called me up to her room and showed me this




oh! I have to tell you guys a great story one of my professors told me. So he has a friend who is involved in these Shakespeare outreach programs where they try to bring Shakespeare and live theatre to poor and underprivileged groups and teach them about English literature and performing arts and such. On one of their tours they stopped at a young offenders institute for women and they put on a performance of Romeo and Juliet for a group of 16-17 year old girls. It was all going really well and the girls were enjoying and laughing through the first half - because really, the first half is pretty much a comedy - but as the play went on, things started to get quiet. Real quiet. Then it got up to the suicide scene and mutterings broke out and all the girls were nudging each other and looking distressed, and as this teacher observed them, he realised - they didn’t know how the play ended. These girls had never been exposed to the story of Romeo and Juliet before, something which he thought was impossible given how ubiquitous it is in our culture. I mean, the prologue even gives the ending away, but of course it doesn’t specify exactly how the whole “take their life” thing goes down, so these poor girls had no idea what to expect and were sitting there clinging to hope that Romeo would maybe sit down for a damn minute instead of murdering Paris and chugging poison - but BAM he died and they all cried out - and then Juliet WOKE UP and they SCREAMED and by the end of the play they were so upset that a brawl nearly broke out, and that’s the story of how Shakespeare nearly started a riot at a juvenile detention centre

Apparently something similar happened during a production of Much Ado at Rikers Island because a bunch of inmates wanted to beat the shit out of Claudio, which is more than fair tbh

honestly Shakespeare would be so pleased to know his plays were nearly starting brawls centuries into the future

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Watch Jessica McCabe’s full TEDx Talk “Failing at Normal: An ADHD Success Storyhere.




my host mom in Japan referred to her Roomba as “Roomba-san” and when it would get stuck she would just look over it and softly say “ganbatte, Roomba-san…ganbatte” as it made distressed beeping noises at her

Ganbatte: Cheer up, Be courageous, Do your best”

This is so pure. OMG

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