In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, all of the students Professor McGonagall is teaching to dance are Gryffindors. Which means, Hufflepuffs would be taught by Professor Sprout, Flitwick would be teaching the Ravenclaws, and guess who the Slytherins get to waltz with?
shoutout to all the other ex-gifted & talented/honor student/straight a/senior editor/star student/99th percentile/once-creative burn-outs who have, since high school, realized they are truly miniscule fish in a giant, endless ocean, criticized themselves to the point of creative paralysis, and participated in so much self-sabotage they no longer see the point of doing anything at all because they’re just going to ruin it for themselves anyway
“Small side story. Uh, my nine year-old daughter was cast as Loki in her school play and Tom volunteered to give her advice on how to play Loki and he shot a little video on his iPhone and sent it to her, uhm, said a lot of things about the character, but the most important thing he said was that to always remember that Loki is never not having fun.”—Alan Taylor, Director of Thor: The Dark World (via cloudywithachanceofbuckbeak)
sci-fi: man i just came up with a revolutionary new concept for a fictional alien species, check this out
ok, so there’s this species, right, and they’re TOTALLY DIFFERENT from us. they’re all humanoid, they all use a rigid male/female sex/gender binary, their accepted norm is heterosexual monogamous relationships, and the women all have breasts, whether the species is mammalian or not
shout out to young aces shout out to celibate aces shout out to religious aces shout out to physically disabled aces shout out to mentally disabled aces shout out to aces who got hurt shout out to aces who were assaulted
shout out to all aces who get told “you only feel that because”
you are real. it doesn’t matter if something “caused” you to be asexual or if you were always like this. it doesn’t matter if this changes when your situation changes or you’re asexual for life.
“3 percent of the decision-making in media comes from women. That means 97 percent of how women are portrayed is decided on by men.”—
Independent Lens, PBS “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines” (via ihopeyoucontinue4ever)
It also means that 97 percent of how men are portrayed in media are decided on by men. Something to remind MRAs and their ilk of when they complain about the stereotype of men as inept slobs, bad fathers, etc in media and advertising.
Men have the power. So when we men are shat on by the powers that be you don’t get to try and blame women for that.