I remember posting somewhere once in a thread about why girls aren’t exploited in animation anymore where some guy said, “all the disney girls are drawn to be generally attractive, but I don’t think there are any eye-candy men… or are there? Are there any Disney men that lots of girls like?” and I mentioned Roger. Tons of girls replied agreeing with me and the original guy was like “wait, Roger? from 101 Dalmatians? What’s attractive about him, he’s tall and lanky and has a big nose, he isn’t muscley at all! Wouldn’t you all prefer Gaston or something? Or do you girls think his big nose is indicative of something else?” and I was like “no, you idiot, he’s a silly, goofy guy who likes animals and can play a bunch of instruments, that’s why he’s attractive. What’s the matter with you? Gaston, seriously?”
This is why we need more girls in animation. And more guys like Roger apparently.
This is why I laugh my ass of whenever dudes talk about how men are “objectified” by the media too. Because 9 times out of 10, what men think is “women objectifying men” are characters like Gaston.
And Gaston is NOT a woman-driven fantasy. Gaston is a male wish fulfillment fantasy. Gaston is not what women want, he is what men want to be. He is hyper-masculinity to an extreme degree, dripping with sexism and testosterone. The fact that men think that Gaston is what women want says an awful lot about those men.
While I don’t want to generalize, female fans tend to prefer a very different kind of male hero. We like the Rogers, the Milos, the Hercules. Genuinely kind, often awkward men who are sometimes vulnerable and respectful to women.
Yes, this is a generalization. I own up to that. But I think it’s important to remember that there is often VERY big difference between what MEN want to be and what women WANT in our media.
Reblogging this again because fucking this. And hell, even the muscley dudes (see: Khal Drogo, Hercules, Thor, Captain America) are loved, not because they are muscley, but because they are sweet and loving and adorable. We love Thor because his mispronounces “Hubble” as “Hooble,” not because of what he can do with a hammer.
Reblogging for the awesome comments.
Don’t forget David from Lilo & Stitch! He was such a great guy!
Gaston was not what men strive to be he was the picture of what every intellectual, self respecting woman would despise in a husband.
No guy aspires to be fucking Gaston you half wits. Everyone’s worship of him was for the sake of comedy and preserving the hyperbole.
An asexual and pansexual become room-mates and have wacky adventures
The show is called ‘All or Nothing’
Plot twist: the asexual is really super outgoing and is a huge flirt while the pansexual is extremely socially awkward and has trouble ordering coffee let alone getting a date.
my hand slipped
this was probably a first in beyonces whole life
That has to be amazing. In her shoes, to meet someone that doesn’t know her. She’s given an opportunity not to be this celebrity put up on a pedestal. She’s on their level, just a regular human being. They have no preconceived notions of the person she is according to what they’ve heard. That’s got to feel amazing.
At TEDxYouth@Manchester, genetics researcher Dan Davis introduces the audience to compatibility genes — key players in our immune system’s functioning, and the reason why it’s so difficult to transplant organs from person to person: one’s compatibility genes must match another’s for a transplant to take.
(Images from Davis’s talk, Drew Berry’s animations, and the TED-Ed lessons A needle in countless haystacks: Finding habitable worlds - Ariel Anbar and How we conquered the deadly smallpox virus - Simona Zompi)
it’s a shame the original caption for this is gone bc it was a really nice story. An author decided he wanted his 2000-ish word essay tattooed onto people, but only one word per person, if someone was to die, the story would be gone.
It’s kind of amazing to think, imagine being that author and having a story that could never be read, yet it could be anywhere in the world. idk man I just think it’s pretty incredible.
"Shelley Jackson’s Skin project, a 2095-word story published exclusively in tattoos, one word each on as many willing volunteers, so it can never be read in its proper order, but just exists, pulsing, out in the world at all times."
do you realize what this is saying?
you are part of a big story.
if you were gone, the whole story would have something missing.
this is great.
So these are just a bunch of useful websites and things for school and life basically. I hope they help you and that they make your 2014 a little bit easier. If something isn’t working or if you have any doubts, message me here or here.
i spent five hours in this you better reblog it.
- Remember the Word
- Alternatives to Said A little side note: 'said' is NOT dead. Use these alternatives carefully. If you use them too much they distract the reader from what the character is actually saying. Be wise alright, don't clutter your story.
- Names: 1, 2, 3
- How to write an essay
- Fake an essay on a theme of your choice
- Great Inspiration
- Getting Inspired
- Free Microsoft Word alternative
- Writing fantasy
- Revealing a character
- Dealing with writer’s block
- Character traits: 1,2
- Words that could come in handy when describing skin tones
- Body language
- Writing prompts
- Death scenes
- Who do I write like?
- Things almost every author needs to research
- Useful words
- Lay vs. lie
- When to change paragraphs
- Music for writing
- Biggest writing masterpost ever
- Great blog with tons of writing tips
- Free books & textbooks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
- Read/Post fanfics
- Read/Post fanfics, stories, whatever
- Get homework help
- Maths problem solver: 1, 2
- Learning how to study
- Written? Kitten!
- How to pull and all-nighter and do well
- When should I go to sleep/wake up?
- Finals survival guide
- Alternative to Wikipedia
- Book Suggestions
- VERY useful websites (khan academy, tedtalks, etc)
- Study app (helps you manage time)
- Study tips video
- Learning a new language? (you can use this for any language)
- Lots of recipes
- Cookie in a mug!!!!
- Brownie in a mug!!!!
- Many many snacks
- 25 hot chocolate recipes
- Icing colors
- French bread pizza
- Anatomy references (nsfw)
- Drawing hair
- Drawing hands
- Drawing braids
- How to color
- Drawing folds
- Painting tutorial
- Tutorial masterpost
- Drawing faces
- Drawing heads
- How to draw literally anything
- How to draw ponies!!
- Drawing eyes
- Find themes: 1, 2, 3
- Make gifs: 1, 2 (from youtube video), 3
- XKit extension
- Missing e
- Check a website’s safety
- Backgrounds: 1, 2
- How to make tumblr themes
- Postlimit checker
- All audio posts you’ve reblogged
- Html help: 1, 2, 3, 4
MOVIES & TV SHOWS & GAMES
- This masterpost has tons of games
- Find a new hobby!!
- Movies/tv shows masterpost
- Watch TV shows
- This masterpost is great too
MUSIC & SOUNDS
- Convert Youtube videos to mp3: 1, 2
- Download 8tracks playlists
- Download videos
- Coffee shop sounds
- Nature sounds
MAKEUP, HAIR, FASHION & BEAUTY
- Easy makeup tips
- 15 style tips from Michael Kors
- Fashion basics
- How to tuck non-skinny jeans into boots
- How to roll sleeves
- Quick and easy hairstyles
- Makeup masterpost
- Many many hairstyles
- Zoella videos
- Fashion vocabulary
NICE LITTLE THINGS (THAT WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY)
Bolded a useful link near the top…
PSA from Manchester Animal Shelter (FB):
Is this a cute picture? Do you see “cute” pictures of your friends’ kids on FB? No it isn’t cute, it’s an accident waiting to happen. That is not the look of love in that dog’s eyes, it’s the look of stress. Everything about this dog’s body language says he wants some space. The wide eyes (known as whale eye), the ears back and the tense body are all indicators that the dog doesn’t like what’s being done to him.
A relaxed dog would have soft eyes, ears in a neutral position and body would be loose. Placing your dog and your child in situations like these are not only dangerous but setting your dog up for failure - it’s not just “aggressive” dogs that bite. Even non-aggressive dogs can get scared or lose patience.
Let’s be clear this can be ANY breed dog.
As ambassadors of bully breeds it is our responsibility to protect our dogs (and the children of course) from situations that could affect their livelihood. One bite regardless if accidental only adds to the stigma we all fight so hard against. Teaching children how to respect a dog’s space is the first step in teaching bite prevention. Remember all dogs have their limits, why test it?
being a human is so weird
The triumphant music I was listening to as I scrolled through this made it infinitely more satisfying
THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY.