“As we already know with the Downey, Jr. movie franchise that there’s room enough for two [Sherlocks], so why not three? [Elementary] will be different and I don’t think it’ll take away the love for ours, and there’s no reason to be churlish or bitter about them or what they’re trying to do.”—
Tumblr is like a really big blue room and people walk around in white shirts covered in sticky notes and whenever you reblog something you’re just taking one of their stickynotes and slapping it on your tit and then walking back over to your friends like guys look at this
So I’m going to be drawing for, like, the next 8 hours probably.
… if I set up a livestream, would anyone be interested in watching?
Hahaha so setting that up is actually really freaking complicated (unless I want to pay $45 a month) and after I finally figured out how it works, I discover my computer doesn’t have the processing capability to do it.
Which, really. Not much of a surprise, it’s kind of amazing this thing can run photoshop at all. Sorry! :(
I’ll be getting an iMac in the next couple weeks though, so in the future I shall stream~
how do you look down at your beautiful baby that you carried for nine months and spent so many hours giving birth to and this thing is going to change your life etc etc
how do you do that
and then decide to name that baby laquisha
Because it’s your baby and you like the name Laquisha.
The problem is not the parent naming their child Laquisha - it’s that people like you, OP, associate the name Laquisha with being urban and poor and uneducated and will respond to that child accordingly and apply a stigma to her that perpetuates the stereotype that poor, urban, uneducated women have names like Laquisha, so that even if that little girl named Laquisha grows up and goes to college and goes to law school and becomes a leader in her community, the world will not take her seriously until she changes her name to Keisha, thus conforming to your bigoted notions about what kinds of names are socially appropriate and aesthetically pleasing.
The problem is not the parent naming their child Laquisha. That parent has every right to name their child Laquisha The problem is you asking “How do you do that and then decide to name that baby Laquisha,” thus devaluing that parent’s choice to bestow upon their child that may have a great deal of personal meaning and, by extension, devaluing that child.
(Inb4 “Well what about people who name their kids Adolf Hitler?” because that is not the point, Laquisha never tried to commit genocide.)
Making assumptions about people’s names is so infuriating. I had a roommate who was very much a white girl and her name was Letrisha; she had such a hard time getting a job at one point that she had to either include a photo of herself (proving her whiteness) or shorten her name to Trisha. There are so many things wrong with that situation! The assumption that a name like Letrisha means black and ghetto and uneducated, and judging —based solely on a name— that a person like that isn’t worth hiring. What the freaking hell.
I think the name Laquisha is awesome, and the thought that people will judge and find her lacking just ‘cause of her name makes me sad and upset.
I feel like people harshing on Brave may have some semblance of legit points in that, yes, the male characters are largely driven by plot and are often incompetent as a result, BUT GUESS WHAT YOU STILL DON’T GET TO COMPLAIN BECAUSE IT IS LITERALLY ONE MOVIE OUT OF A HOST OF MOVIES, TELEVISION, BOOKS, COMICS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, VIDEO GAMES, CEREAL BOXES, TELEVISION ADS, BILLBOARDS ETC WHERE THE SAME CAN BE SAID FOR WOMEN OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN
SO IF YOU FEEL EVEN REMOTELY MARGINALIZED BY BRAVE, I FEEL BAD FOR YOU SON. BUT I’VE GOT 99 PROBLEMS AND MISANDRY AIN’T FUCKIN’ ONE.
Terry Pratchett is 100% the best author I know of when it comes to writing men and women with equal agency. A ton of Discworld books feature women. A few of them, are, admittedly, about being a woman (Monstrous Regiment and Equal Rites, notably), but they do so much more than just that. And even in books where a woman is not the main character, the women who make up the supporting cast still live for themselves. They have their own lives, motivations, dreams, and they never feel like they exist just to fall in love with the main character.
And he doesn’t just write “strong female characters”. For every Angua and and Adora, there is a Sybill and a Magrat. His characters are never punished for wanting a family or punished for not wanting one. Their worth is not based on who they do or do not fall in love with. And he writes them as— ugly, fat, old, or plain as often, if not more often, than he writes them as buxom and beautiful. As a fat girl I cannot speak enough for the fact that he writes women who both are fat and accomplish things. He doesn’t write around it or pretend it isn’t a thing, but he doesn’t act like he’s writing pathetic sacks of shit, either. There’s a whole book where a super hot vampire tries to seduce one of his fat lady characters and she decides he’s shit and doesn’t want him. I need to explain to you how fucking revolutionary this concept is, because fat girls in media are expected to take what they can get and like it (that new uhm, singing movie with the girl from Bridesmaids is the only other thing I can think of off the top of my head where a fat girl gets an offer to date a guy and turns him down).
And you love these women. I can’t think of a single female character he’s written that I think is shit. Not to say he has never written characters who are unlikable people, he writes dumb people, cruel people, petty people, and sometimes those people are women, but they are still good characters.
That’s really it. Terry Pratchett writes female characters.
IF THERE IS A PERSON AMONG YOU WHO HAVE NOT PICKED UP A TERRY PRATCHETT BOOK, I SAY YOU HAVE NOT LIVED.
Seriously, read his books. I can give you recommendations— if you like murder mystery there’s Thud, if you like fairy tales there’s Witches Abroad, if you like travel stories there’s The Color of Magic, if you like films there’s Moving Pictures, etc because there are even more options. He seriously touches every topic with a wicked sense of humor and a keen eye.
omg i could just hear loads of music and like loads of horns and weird motorbike type noises outside my house so i looked out the window and theRE WAS 3 MEN DRESSED LIKE OLD WOMEN ON SEGWAYS THEY’D MADE TO LOOK LIKE GRANNY TROLLIES JUST CHILLIN ON THE PATH
so i was like wtf and shouted like what the fuck are you doing out my window to them and one of the guys just looked at me and said “we’re Gran Turismo, duh” AND JUST DROVE AWAY
When they hate on Elementary and Jonny Lee Miller they are hating on one of Benedict Cumberbatch’s friends? I mean I really doubt Ben is sitting in his house brooding over Elementary in fact he’s probably very happy and excited for his friend. Some of the comments I have read have been rude and just down right nasty. How do you think Ben would feel seeing how people are treating someone he respects so much? What kind of BBC Sherlock fan are you that you would go so far as to make hateful comments about Jonny Lee Miller knowing they did Frankenstein together and developed a great friendship. I say don’t talk about the show until we’ve seen the finished product just bare in mind that every time you say something mean about JLM you may as well be saying it straight to Ben’s face.