Do not test Reza Aslan.
We must train and retain our ability to listen and process critically.
Nobody told me that @RezaAslan knew how to read.
(Not read as in books, but read as in reveal your scalp to the world.)
Because homie read Bill Maher, Don Lemon, Alisyn Camerota, Benjamin Netanyahu, and just about everyone else for points.
Hair all over the damn floor like it was a barbershop and nobody had a broom.
He got ALL his kee-kee’s in.
Transcription available here: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/09/30/reza_aslan_mahers_facile_generalizations_of_islam_the_definition_of_bigotry.html
Broooooooooooooooooooooooooo this fucking dude picks them fucking aPART.
So far, Steven’s powers have been:
A bright pink shield
A bright pink bubble
Magical healing saliva
And he is always STOPPING fights, usually peacefully and in nonviolent ways, trying to get both sides to get along and understand each other. Suffice it to say, he is not your typical superhero. In fact, he’s really not that super yet. He’s still on training wheels. And yet he often manages to end conflicts WITHOUT powers or weapons that destroy others.
And I love what this show is doing with him and all of his friends. Especially in a pop culture that is overpopulated these days with “save the world” shenanigans and focusing on powers and shock value instead of being “strong in the real way.”
I’m already proud of this little guy and the small steps he’s made. His journey isn’t one of leaps and bounds but baby steps, like real people.
This week’s wonderful two-parter has set up what the show has been foreshadowing for some while: that Steven, being half Human and half Gem, will forge a path that unites both kinds of beings — a path paved by acts of non-violence, understanding, and compassion. Where his merit and strength as a hero isn’t defined by his powers (which, BTW, completely fly in the face of typical superhero and gender role BS), but instead by HIS CHOICES.
And THAT is the kind of hero story we need these days, IMO.
I’m sick of watching characters save the world from evil.
I want to see characters saving themselves, saving each other — personal journeys about making choices and resolving conflicts, not just slapping “evil” around. Even SU’s plot twists don;t feel cheap. They feel rewarding, because they are always foreshadowed and always recontextualize earlier events that maybe didn’t make sense. They feel planned, thought out, CARED for, just like the characters who populate the world.
Steven’s story, especially given the moral ambiguities brought to the table recently, really has a lot of potential to do these things — to be a personal journey more than typical “destroy evil” stuff — and in many ways, it has already.
I believe in Steven.
how do people on tumblr become so interesting that people actually willingly ask them about their life like i’ve been here for 3 years and i’m pretty sure half of you don’t even know my name
Bipsuo and Kamabel.
Warmups today in the form of my very first Gravity Falls fanart. I may draw more of these kids cuz I love this damn show.
I don’t even watch the show and I love this character.
I’ve lost, I’ve lost my innocence
I’ve found my self-belief
And in a cup of loneliness
I’ve found instant relief
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I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Gravity Falls for reintroducing me to one of the most wonderfully poisonous movie villains of all time and for making me rewatch The Night of the Hunter after too many years of neglecting to do so
/casually adds this crossover to the neverending list of reasons why Disney
willshould never hire me
IT IS UNNERVINGLY EASY TO PLACE GF CHARACTERS INTO THIS MOVIE WHY
do you ever start doing a thing for shits and giggles and then discover you got genuinely invested in it at some point?!??
The Night of the Hunter is a significant piece of
my childhoodcinematic history, abusing it via Gravity Falls/Bipper twaddle is obviously a beneficial artistic exercise and not at all a self indulgent waste of strength