I’ve been Gif’ed. I’ve finally made it.
brb gotta go break my leg so I can get whatever meds make this lady see a hunky teenage boy when she looks in the mirror
Perfect dad is perfect.
“I don’t disrespect how you identify, BUT YOUR CLOTHES FUCKING SUCK.”
every time i see this it makes me want to cry happy tears
The best thing about hot lady sex: your inconveniently started period doesn’t stop the fun. Ok, so that far from the best part;) I had an amazing craft night!
how many times have you only said yes because you were afraid of how a man would react to your no?
This will forever be relevant.
TV show meme ➔ [4/5 female characters] Kaywinnet Lee Frye (Firefly)
I don’t believe there is a power in the ‘verse that can stop Kaylee from being cheerful. Sometimes you just want to duct tape her mouth and dump her in the hold for a month.
#I adore Kaylee so much #because her character is just so rare#someone whose soul is just so pure and sweet and good#but free of the assumptions that come with that #she is sexual #she is competent#she does crime #and none of those take anything away from her inherent innocence#she looks at the universe #and even though she has seen so much strife and pain#she still focuses on the beauty and the goodness #and I love that about her (via jaxin88)
She is also my spirit animal
I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture.
So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.
Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome.
So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to.
And some people think representation isn’t important.
The first superhero I ever personally Identified with was a latino X-Men character from LA named Angelo Espinoza, AKA “Skin.”
What initially struck me was that he didn’t look like your average Mexican kid. His mutation made him have grey skin. As a pale-skinned Hispanic son of a white single mother, this resonated with me, as I visually or culturally stuck out in most groups.
I know how powerful it is to identify with a character, even if the relation isn’t inherent in the source material.
Representation in popular culture does more for the burgeoning identity of a young person of color than most white peole realize. Sometimes it’s more than giving people a powerful role model. It transcends tv news and culturally-specific media. It is an admission on the part of pop (read: white) culture that you even exist.