okay but here’s something: a qunari inquisitor riding a war nug into battle
boy: haha, you’re really cute for a black girl ;)
me: thanks! you’re alright for a white boy ;D
boy: … that’s kind of a weird thing to say, but okay lol
That was literally my face before even seeing the gif.
Can we talk about how Hairspray is a story where a not-conventionally-attractive girl gets the hot guy in the end without having to Become “Pretty.” Because we need more stories like that.
It’s also story about breaking down the barriers of racism which we also need more of.
And it’s about nice hair and cheesy dance moves, more things we need more of
It’s a movie where John Travolta plays a chic, which we need more of
Was she going to slap you because you never in any way made him gay in the actual books, taking zero risks/doing absolutely nothing for gay characters in literature, and only announcing your “authorial intent” afterwards for a cheap shot at looking like an ~ally~
Gay people are just normal people. We are not told about any of the Hogwarts professors love lives, other than Snape, and it would be completely out of character for Dumbledore to walk around telling everyone about his sexuality.
Did you want her to make him dress in glittery platform boots, a crop top, and decorate his office in rainbow flags to make it more obvious for you? Would that be enough of a stereotype to appease you people? Or what? Please tell me. I’d like to know how you think a gay character is supposed to be portrayed.
And did you miss the Grindelwald chapters in the ‘actual books’? Or was that also not obvious enough for you? Did Dumbledore need to whisper “always” wistfully in order for you to connect that he had romantic feelings for Grindelwald? Maybe you are American and need them to gaze longingly into each others eyes with awkward close ups of their fingers almost grazing each other that Hollywood thinks means ‘true love’.
It didn’t fit into his relationship to Harry to ever say “I’m gay”, and so it was not stated explicitly (you might have noticed the book was told from Harry Potter’s perspective).
The point is though, that he is a homosexual, well respected, powerful, and very loved wizard- and his sexuality doesn’t matter because no one else thinks it matters. a.k.a. no one cares that he loves men, and that is wonderful.
Wow. This is utter and complete bullshit. Why is it that you believe that Dumbledore has to be “fabulous” and so flamboyantly gay for it to make it into the story? Why do you believe that the only way to reveal that he was gay is to have him ride in on a rainbow chariot with a banner saying “IM GAY” on the back? Why does it have to be so extreme? No. No, his relationship with Grindewald was NOT as obvious as it needed to be. He never said ‘I loved him’ or ‘I had romantic feelings towards him” which would have completely sealed the deal, and shut down the many people who DID NOT REALIZE THE RELATIONSHIP WAS THERE, as the above gif explains, someone looked like they were about to slap J.K in the face. They were SURPRISED. THEY DID NOT KNOW. Because there are so many people, who, unless it’s not explicitly stated, will erase the gay characters.
And look at how easy revealing it would be. “I loved him.” One sentence, one fucking sentence. No giant gay declarations, no gay stereotypes, he doesn’t need to tell the world that he’s gay, BUT ITS IMPORTANT TO KNOW HIS LOVE FOR GRINDEWALD BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH A MAN BROKE HIS HEART HE CONTINUED TO BELIEVE THAT LOVE WAS THE MOST POWERFUL FORCE FOR GOOD. THAT IS A STRONG AND INSPIRING CHARACTER.
If you don’t explicitly say that a character is gay, they will be erased. Their relationships will be turned into ‘close friendships’. It’s fucking important to give these characters the proper spotlight.
"tell the class a little about yourself"
zevran and sten are literally paler than alistair and wynne i can’t believe this why is no one talking about this what the hell
One of the reasons why Emma Watson is one of the best female role-models of our time. She’s so underrated.
she has yet to disappoint me. she’s such a badass and she’s such a role model. I love her.