You know what’s truly sickening about this particular scene? This dress (before the mice gave it a makeover) originally belonged to her deceased mother. Cinderella hardly has any personal possessions due to the greed of her stepmother and stepsisters. So, I assume that this dress meant quite a lot to her as a reminder of a simpler and happier time in her life. It symbolizes a fresh start and a chance at a better life for her. It must have been traumatizing to see her dreams just destroyed, literally ripped from her, torn to shreds. Not to mention, they verbally abuse her calling her a “thief” and a “kitchen wench”. In the end when Cinderella is standing alone in rags, it’s animated so beautifully because you can feel this weight and this sense of hopelessness. Cinderella’s a girl who even said herself that no one could take away her dreams. But in this scene, you can see she’s giving up.
That’s why it is so important that Cinderella gets her happily ever after. Her Fairy Godmother is a symbol of faith and perseverance in hard times. After all, “Even miracles take a little time.”
I have to say I always hate it when Cinderella is criticized for needing “a man” or a “fairy godmother” to save her. Like I get that we should encourage independence and strength but I think people forget Cinderella was stuck in an abusive household.So often kids and even older teenagers get lost in households like that. There’s literally no way out for them. If anything we shouldn’t be criticizing Cinderella, we should be encouraging more people to become Fairy Godmothers.
Tagging zeldasbubblegum! because she loves the Disney so very very much.
Cool news! If you bought the first Steven Universe comic (written by cool guy Jeremy Sorese, illustrated by cool guy Coleman Engle, published by Boom!) you may have seen a STEVEN CHEWNIVERSE page in the back, written and illustrated by me! This is my first foray into Comics with a capital C, but I should be doing more STEVEN CHEWNIVERSE recipes, so I hope you’re ready to make some tasty food with Steven!
Also, you should definitely try an Everything Bagel Dog! I have Sam & our pals Diego, Aaron K., Mike, and Aaron G. to thank for the recipe. Every year on the Friday after Thanksgiving they host Franksgiving, where they make creative/tasty/unusual/forbidden hot dogs. A highly recommended tradition.
"I work for Reuters. I’m a journalist in the media business.
Back in 2008, I sat in a conference and reviewed some proposals to integrate news sources focused on electronic gaming into our RSS service as niche content providers.
We considered IGN, Gamespot, and a few other syndicated online info feeds.
Now, in order to white label a source as affiliated with Reuters, you need to run through a checklist of ~100 items that are necessary for journalistic integrity. The source and its organization has to score at least a 60 out of 100 for it to be considered fair and unbiased.
These tests are carried out by senior journalists, editors, and investigators.
NONE of the gaming publications scored higher than a 15. For reference, the National Enquirer scored a 38 and the MSNBC blogosphere scored 44.
Some failures included:
- Economic ties with publishers
- Acceptance of favors
- 0% of staff held journalism degree
- Very small percentage worked in other major publications
- No real editing process
- No accountability
tl;dr: Gaming “journalism” is a joke and the laughingstock of reporting media. Continue to read these publications if you want, but assume that everything you read is biased or an outright lie.”"
— Gaming news is officially worse than supermarket tabloids folks. Let that sink in for a while. These people are are several steps below “IS BRAD PITT CHEATING ON ANGELINA???” (via bonglorio)
The main problem I have with Men’s Rights Activists is that their name really doesn’t do them justice. They’re Straight Cis White Men’s Rights Activists. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign for the inclusion of trans* men in their spaces.
I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign to end the social stigma around black fatherhood. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign for better pay and equal career mobility for men of colour. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists actively campaign for more gay men’s rights. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists advise others in their group on how using f*ggot to emasculate men who aren’t part of their cause is alienating and marginalising other MEN.
I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign, raise awareness of, or support victims of male rape unless it’s in order to derail a discussion around female victims of rape. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign, raise awareness of, or support male victims of domestic abuse unless it’s in order to derail a discussion around female victims of domestic abuse. Men’s Rights Activists are hypocrites and frauds.
They’re bitter privileged white men who don’t want to campaign for the rights of men — they want to campaign to keep their privilege unchecked and their ability to discriminate against others. If you want to be a real Men’s Rights Activist — be a fucking (intersectional) Feminist. Peace out."
All of this. The only men they care about are themselves, and the only thing they don’t like is that they might be treated the same way as everyone else.
Aang deals with cultural appropriation - (x)
DID YOU READ THE WHOLE COMIC? I MEAN, THIS IS NOT HALF OF THE COMIC IS AND I’M SORT OF HOPING THAT THIS *SLICE* OF WHAT THE COMIC IS ADDRESSING WILL NOT BE CEMENTED IN YOUR HEADS BECAUSE THE ENDING AND THE BEGINNING IS MISSING.
LET ME GET DOWN TO THE DETS.
THE FANGIRLS OF AANG WORE OUTFITS THAT ARE MORE OF A MOCK OF WHAT HIS TRIBE IS LIKE BECAUSE THEY DO NOT KNOW THAT WHAT AANG WEARS IS A SYMBOL OF HIS FALLEN CULTURE. AANG DOES NOT MIND THIS AT ALL BECAUSE WHAT THE FANGIRLS DO IS WEAR WHAT THEY THINK AANG IS. TO THEM, WHAT AANG WEARS IS A COSTUME AND NOT A CULTURE. HOW THE FANGIRLS ACTED SHOULD BE FAR MORE OFFENSIVE BUT AANG LAUGHS IT OFF AND EVEN HANGS AROUND WITH THESE FANGIRLS.
NOW HERE WE HAVE A BUNCH OF PEOPLE WHO ARE GENUINELY INTERESTED IN LEARNING THE WAYS OF THE AIR NOMAD TEMPLE BUT AANG FEELS ATTACKED THIS TIME AROUND BECAUSE IT IS DIRECTLY TO THE SOURCE. UNDERSTAND THAT AANG IS PART OF A DYING CULTURE WITH HIM BEING THE REMAINING AIR NOMAD LEFT. THESE PEOPLE IN THIS COMIC GENUINELY DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING BUT THEY ARE GENUINELY INTERESTED IN IT. NOTE THAT THE FANGIRLS WORE THE SAME SYMBOL BUT IT IS FAR MORE IRONIC THAT THEY HAVE NO INTEREST IN UNDERSTANDING AIR NOMAD CULTURE.
AT THE END OF THE COMIC, AANG REALIZES THAT HE MAY BE THE ONLY AIRBENDER LEFT BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT HE SHOULD HAVE ALL THE AIRBENDING CULTURE TO HIMSELF. WHAT DID HE DO? HE BEGAN TO WILLINGLY TEACH THESE WOMAN HIS OWN CULTURE SO THAT HIS OWN CULTURE WILL NOT DIE OUT.
I AM FREAKING SICK OF CULTURE APPROPRIATION POSTS THAT SAYS, “DON’T FUCKING TOUCH MY CULTURE.”
THIS IS NOT THE WAY. SUKI DID A HELL OF A BETTER JOB THAN AANG DID IN THE STORY WHEN SHE LET SOKKA *WEAR* HER HERITAGE AND SOKKA IS A MAN.
GET IT STRAIGHT.
LOOK AT THIS:
AANG GOT IT FUCKING STRAIGHT.