My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.
And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie."
endless list of favorite characters → katniss everdeen, the hunger games
The bird, the pin, the song, the berries, the watch, the cracker, the dress that burst into flames. I am the mockingjay. The one that survived despite the Capitol’s plans. The symbol of the rebellion.
But that ain’t Jennifer Lawrence? Looks more like Keisha Castle-Hughes.
It’s Q’orianka Kilcher, and I used her as a dreamcast because I always read Katniss as PoC. Jennifer Lawrence is a fine actress, but she’s not at all an accurate representation of the Katniss in my head.
#sometimes i think the casting call was for a white girl because a woman of color raising up an army #and becoming the symbol of the revolution would be too close to social commentary they considered too radical #because we can rage against the patriarchy only if it’s in the future #and we can rage against racism only if it’s in the past #but we can’t rage against both #because that is too close to threatening the status quo of the present (via dealanexmachina)
Nicki Minaj (via hotsenator)
Nicki Minaj is my whole heart and seriously, she’s shaped most of my definition of feminism. When I started listening to her music and watching her craft her public persona, I saw this huge attempt to bash back, to refuse to perform for people the way they expected, to refuse to let others define her sexuality or her femininity or what made her pretty, and I’m so glad that she’s finally starting to get buzz for all the middle fingers she constantly throws up.
Sorry to be a hipster about my Nicki Minaj feminism; I really want it for everyone, I’m not trying to hoard it.
That whole interview is here, and it’s probably Nicki’s first blatant declaration of her desire to dismantle the way the music industry views female artists and their sexuality, which has been illustrated so clearly in her more recent singles.
an english major, an art major, and a film major walk into a bar
they all get ridiculed for pursuing what they love
plot twist: together they create the most dramatically intricate and visually compelling pieces of cinema the world has ever seen and make a cultural milestone and also a billion dollars