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So, there’s this girl. She’s tragically orphaned and richer than anyone on the planet. Every guy she meets falls in love with her, but in between torrid romances she rejects them all because she dedicated to what is Pure and Good. She has genius level intellect, Olympic-athelete level athletic ability and incredible good looks. She is consumed by terrible angst, but this only makes guys want her more. She has no superhuman abilities, yet she is more competent than her superhuman friends and defeats superhumans with ease. She has unshakably loyal friends and allies, despite the fact she treats them pretty badly. They fear and respect her, and defer to her orders. Everyone is obsessed with her, even her enemies are attracted to her. She can plan ahead for anything and she’s generally right with any conclusion she makes. People who defy her are inevitably wrong.

God, what a Mary Sue.

I just described Batman.

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WILL AUTO-REBLOG FOREVER.

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MOTHERFUCKER- Mary Sue is a fanfic phenomenon. You want your OC in your original work to be overpowered as fuck- then GOD BLESS.

You want to shoehorn your overpowered OC into a pre-existing framework that disrupts the dynamic of the story, and takes away from the individual accomplishments and interpersonal relationships of that story in order to feel superior- then Not So Much.

Batman is not a Mary Sue in the DC universe. Throw Batman into Harry Potter- then we have a Mary Sue.

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pretty sure if you threw batman into harry potter you’d have sirius black

also batman is not a mary sue //in batman comics// but in the justice league he absolutely is?  he’s written as an unstoppable super-mind who regularly rescues living gods and it’s ridiculous, but while people routinely critique the writing on those stories, nobody ever calls him a mary sue because batman is a dude (well, tbh bc he’s //batman// but still, if it was jimmy olsen they wouldn’t call him a mary sue even though HE TOTALLY IS)

the mary sue thing started so male fanfic readers could tear down female fanfic writers so even if it was ever a legitimate complaint - and given that gate-keeping structure explicitly shaping it’s origins, i don’t buy that - it’s got a bunch of awful nonsense bound up in it

thisthis, and, ironically, this

and this

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White House fence-jumper made it far deeper into building than previously known

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kingjaffejoffer:

This is crazy. 

This dude just hops over the white house fence with a knife and sprints into the house. He made it within a half-flight of steps to the first family’s living quarters

How?

Their security team should be embarrassed. 

NPR reported about it this morning. They also said that a shooter drove up to the white house and fired off 7 shots. Obama and First Lady weren’t there, but Malia and her grandmother were. The head of security told officers to stand down It took 4 days for an investigation to launch after that.

They can kill our president off anytime they want to and ya’ll still just want to protest and reblog?

DO SOMETHING!!

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Sure, let us, colored people of tumblr, assemble from our civilian jobs.  Let us all call off right now and drive down to the white house with an amass of funds that I’m sure you have since you suggested we do this thing.

Oh day care, we’ll need that. I’m sure you’ll handle that too. As well as food, lodging, health care.  We’ll need lawyers because unlike those gunmen, when they see black people that close to the white house attempting to be the Black Panther party version of  Obama’s security they will either kill us or arrest us all.

I know you got the weapons and the defense training we’ll need for that to happen right?

No? No money? No weapons? No whips? No lodging? You screaming do something like we can drop what we’re doing right now and just fire everyone that staff’s his security and take their jobs?

Get out of here breh. Always the loudest ones talking about do something and wake up that don’t have shit to say.

Do something within your own community. Don’t be childish.

Stop projecting and don’t assume. Saying  “do something within your own community vague and accusatory as hell. You don’t know who you are talking to and who you are blogging with. There are various community leaders, teachers, parents, siblings, neighbors, all here that share what they learn here and work with people on a regular basis.

Listen, the revolution that you have been masturbating to from the 60’s and 70’s may never come back again.  People on tumblr are making impacts in their own way.

How do you expect to mobilize a people or encourage them to do anything by belittling them and antagonizing them via self righteous one liners?

If you really wanted people to “do something” you would provide links as to how, where, and by what means. That means links and resources.  Come back when you have them and with a better attitude.

I will agree that self-righteous one liners aren’t the way. Excuse my impatience. Maybe I believe that you have a better chance taking action in life rather than online will have a more powerful effect.

Either way, back then and now nobody knew what they were doing. They were just acting out their lives.

Nobody planned weapons, lodging, or any of that. They just did it and over time those things came.

I say do something within your community because everybody can do something. It’s not up to me to know what you can and know what to do. Everybody has different talents, but utilize them towards your communities rather than the internet for a more direct effect.

At this point I don’t know what to say. All I know is that if nobody feels me on what I am speaking on or if I am too self righteous for anybody to listen then ok. I will just continue to work with my community leaders.

Revolution is happening.

You sound really foolish…you think the black panthers and MLK and SNCC didn’t plan and train for MONTHS and YEARS on end?!? You really think niggas just grabbed guns and went screaming in to the night?! Please shut the hell up

Why this one fuckin post anyway? Why do people say this shit on blog posts where ppl are just talking? “It’s better to DO something than be online talking to people” if I hear that shit one more fcking time …

Do u know what civil rights leaders of that era would have done had there been a fucking internet? Enjoy the comfort of their homes and families, and they’d consider that doing something astounding for their communities instead of risking their lives every day.

This romanticization of that time period is so dangerous. You get hype and call for action and ppl will start getting killed for it, we just aren’t living in a situation where it’s not gonna cost lives if it were to really happen on that scale, so maybe take that into account??

Black ppl just getting food and organizing “for their community” can end in massive demonization and a full scale counter-intelligence operation.

Just like you can be the first Black president and family w the distinguished honor of nearly being attacked by easily-stopped assailants, you can also have the honor of being in office when a mentally ill Black woman is shot to death by security and police - w her infant in the backseat - near the white house grounds within minutes of her mental breakdown.

I believe the doors of the church have just been open

rashidatowe:

1 blown out knee, 1 episode of depression,1 year of no exercise,1 year of undisciplined eating= 1 of the most unhealthy points of my life! After 1 selfie , 1 day I decided I was the 1 that had to do something about it! So I did! 1 year later I was the #1 bodybuilder in my State! It starts with 1 and it ends with 1. Which 1 will you chose #CNDO #reallife #fitness #tbt #transformation #ebonyfitness #bodybuildingnation #thepowerof1 #thebostons

prayistrash:

I went to the Indian food store today with my mom and I stumbled upon these, among a dozen other skin whitening products marketed towards both men and women. I’ve always known Fair and Lovely is a thing but Fair and Teens, a skin whitening product targeted specifically at young girls, makes me so so sad. That image alone comparing the before and after images of skin tone is so sickening to me and only perpetuates the shadism desi people experience every day in an effort to look as white as possible because apparently the only way to be beautiful is to be white. It just makes me so angry that products like this exist and that they’re indirectly responsible for a lot of young brown girls internalized hatred for their skin and their race. Speaking as someone that’s been there, please don’t fall into this trap. Your skin is beautiful no matter how dark or light it is.

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"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

Oooh. I reblogged a partial version of this recently but I didn’t know how many more there were! I LOVE these!

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