The weirdest thing is that people talk about “coming out” as if it’s this big momentous thing that only happens once while in actual fact it’s something that you do almost every single day every time you talk to a new person every time you’re in a new situation you’re constantly weighing your options, the ability to be your true self vs the advantages of being a false self and honestly it’s so fucking exhausting
Resurrected Allison + “Blinding”
She woke up on the cold steps of a French monastery gasping for breath and told the two strangers clutching her for dear life that she didn’t remember anything.
One of the main defenses of any abhorrent character, whether in Game of Thrones, True Detective, or All in the Family, is that they’re a “product of their times.” This argument is usually wielded as a means of recuperating misogynistic, racist, and/or homophobic men: of course he sexually assaulted/manipulated/destroyed that woman; that’s how men operated then! To some extent, I actually buy this argument: there’s no “outside” of ideology, even in fictional television, and all men must wallow in the moral imperatives set forth by their narratives.
What strikes me, then, is how seldom this defense is used to exonerate unlikable women. Their actions are just as circumscribed by the ideologies that inform their cultures, but instead of explaining why they are the way they are, we call them bitches and shrews, harpies and sluts.
Queer lady Shakespeare fancasts: Romeo and Juliet;"But passion lends them power, time means, to meet Tempering extremities with extreme sweet."| Natasha Lyonne as Romeo | Lupita Nyong’o as Juliet | Arden Cho as Tybalt | Laverne Cox as Friar Laurence | Kristen Stewart as Benvolio | Samira Wiley as Mercutio | Lucy Liu as The Prince | Samantha Barks as Paris |requested by shakespeareandpunk
PEDRO IS A GODDAMN GIFT OKAY
Get to Know Me Meme - [5/5] TV Shows: Parks and Recreation
"Every department’s losing a Leslie Knope."
"No Ben, they’re not. No other department has one to begin with."
On scale of 1 to STOP ASKING ME THAT FUCKING QUESTION; how done do you think he is?
Dowling Duncan and redesigning the American Dollar:
Why the size?
We have kept the width the same as the existing dollars. However we have changed the size of the note so that the one dollar is shorter and the 100 dollar is the longest. When stacked on top of each other it is easy to see how much money you have. It also makes it easier for the visually impaired to distinguish between notes.
Why a vertical format?
When we researched how notes are used we realized people tend to handle and deal with money vertically rather than horizontally. You tend to hold a wallet or purse vertically when searching for notes. The majority of people hand over notes vertically when making purchases. All machines accept notes vertically. Therefore a vertical note makes more sense.
Why different colors?
It’s one of the strongest ways graphically to distinguish one note from another.
Why these designs?
We wanted a concept behind the imagery so that the image directly relates to the value of each note. We also wanted the notes to be educational, not only for those living in America but visitors as well. Each note uses a black and white image depicting a particular aspect of American history and culture. They are then overprinted with informational graphics or a pattern relating to that particular image.
$1 – The first African American president
$5 – The five biggest native American tribes
$10 – The bill of rights, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution
$20 – 20th Century America
$50 – The 50 States of America
$100 – The first 100 days of President Franklin Roosevelt. During this time he led the congress to pass more important legislations than most presidents pass in their entire term. This helped fight the economic crises at the time of the great depression. Ever since, every new president has been judged on how well they have done during the first 100 days of their term.
*muffled rap music plays in the distance*
Jordan Kyle of the House Parrish, the First of His Name, the Unburnt, Prince Of Beacon, Keeper of the Pretty Eyes, Deputy of the Sheriff’s Department, and Opener of Doors
@5sos: had some fun at @Target earlier this week :-) video coming sooooon !