Dr. House in a nutshell
I AM SCREAMING!
Oh my gahd who did this..?!?!?!
that’s it. that’s the whole show
LMFAO THIS IS THE WHOLE SHOW FROM START TO FINISH
Nine years ago, Japanese photographer Miyoko Ihara began snapping pictures of the relationship between her grandmother and her odd-eyed white cat. Miyoko’s grandma Misao found the abandoned cat in a shed on her land and the pair have barely been apart since. Misao named the white cat “Fukumaru” in hope the “God of fuku (good fortune) comes and everything will be smoothed over like maru (circle)”. Fukumaru is always in Misao’s shadow whether she is farming her land, having a bath, eating or sleeping. Now nearly a decade later their friendship and adventures have been documented by Miyoko in a photo book called Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat.
from the Telegraph
So imagine a crowd of people, all standing in one place. Here’s a nice “generic” image* for you:
Okay, now pretend that there’s a spotlight shining on them, like so:
Now, imagine that the little people in the center of the spotlight are how media represents people. The little figures in the middle are the focus. They get the most screen time, the most character development and plotlines and nuance and basically are granted a fuller spectrum of humanity in their depiction. Their faults have greater context, and as such, the narrative (and the audience) is more likely to be forgiving of their errors.
With me so far?
side note: i don’t like the “next civil rights” language on the cover because it erases the fact that laverne’s experiences aren’t just that of being a trans woman. laverne cox is a black trans woman. that is important.
to suggest that the ongoing lack of civil rights for black folks in this country doesn’t directly inform the particular form of transmisogyny she receives is ridiculous in a world where black trans women are disproportionately affected by both physical and economic violence.
^^^^^ very true
Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated
Can you hear my Sonic Lesbian Fangirl Scream? (It’s my superpower.)
So I want to talk about this a little bit, because there are SO MANY LEVELS on which I love this.
Here we have a character who is confirming her queer identity without “coming out” because to her it isn’t odd or different. To her, kissing boys is odd and different. Kissing boys is a “phase” and having kissed a boy now makes her a stereotype.
America isn’t coming out to her friends, she’s having a chat about how she experimented once and it wasn’t for her. That’s it. This isn’t a coming out, although it is a confirmation of her sexual identity.
And it flips the common trope/stereotype of “I kissed a girl” on its head, quite literally. Which is funny and valuable in it’s own right, but you know why I really love it? Because this is a story that frequently happens to lesbians. We hear constantly about how straight girls kiss girls as experimentation, but we never hear that lesbian girls often do the same. I did. I had a “boyfriend” in middle school who I kissed once (we then promptly broke up. Guess who’s got a lovely husband now?) and when I was a freshman in high school I hooked up with a very sweet senior for a couple months. And yes, we kissed. I was so unbelievably not into it. And I didn’t even figure out I was gay for another 6 years. But this shit happens to lesbians. We try boys, because everyone says we should, but we don’t TALK ABOUT IT because our sexuality is constantly under attack. Lesbianism is always accused of being a phase, nevermind that for some lesbians the exact opposite is the case.
And that is why I love this single panel. And it’s why you should all still be able to hear my Sonic Lesbian Fangirl Scream, regardless of where you live.
Jules is pleased.
Clarice Lispector, The Hour of the Star
out of all the aspects of millennial-bashing, i think the one that most confuses me is the “millennials all got trophies as a kid, so now they’re all self-centered narcissists” theory
like— kids are pretty smart, y’all. they can see that every kid on the…
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