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October 05 2017

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the-gunlady:

thessalian:

combeferret:

theflavourofyourlips:

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#why does Harrison ford always look like someone tricked him into being on tv?

Probably because they did.

okay but I legitimately think he was standing there assuming those curtains were gonna open instead of the fucking wall

autismserenity:

iamsapphirecrimsonclaw:

the-real-seebs:

siphersaysstuff:

muppetmindset:

madeofpatterns:

rgr-pop:

madamethursday:

dakotacityukuleleorchestra:

allyoulleverhave:

what is the point of oscar the grouch on sesame street?

It’s okay to not like things and it’s okay to be unhappy. He was created from the idea that “non-destructive deviance” would go over well with kids.

THANK YOU!

Basically, the point of Oscar the Grouch is so that kids know it’s okay to have fucking emotions and moods that aren’t all cheery. That’s the fucking point. And that’s even more important to the kids who are living in harsh realities. Realities where their families are falling apart or they’re not getting food every day or they’re getting abused. Telling them it’s okay to express that they are NOT HAPPY because they are HURTING is so fucking important I cannot even say it. 

Big Bird is nice, but goddamn, when you’re a kid who’s hungry and you just got beat by your caretaker and all you wanna do is hole up somewhere and tell everyone else to go away because you don’t even have words for how bad things feel? Big Bird is not your dude. Cheery happy, “well, let’s play a happy game!” Big Bird ain’t cutting it for you. Oscar the Grouch is your dude. Oscar the Grouch is the dude who tells you it’s okay to put the lid on your garbage can and be alone and be upset.

Big Bird tries to talk you out of being upset (and maybe sometimes that’s okay). But Oscar the Grouch teaches you that, no, it’s okay to be upset and you have every right to stay upset and grouchy and unhappy until you’re at a point where that can change. Oscar the Grouch teaches you that you have a right to your emotions, whatever they are.

On a more advanced level, the point of Oscar is to start teaching kids that it’s okay to have boundaries, it’s okay to want to just go into your trash can (home/safe place) and not be bothered, it’s okay to defend those boundaries and say “go away!” when you want people to go the fuck away and that you can still have a place on Sesame Street. That not everyone has to be shiny, happy Big Bird. 

That’s the point of Oscar the Grouch.

“what is the point of oscar the grouch” who even made you

Also Oscar the Grouch *likes* things that no one else likes and he’s completely unapologetic about it. 

The fact that people tell you things you like are stupid doesn’t make it’s true. He loves trash. He loves it because it’s trash. That’s important too.

As is the fact that *even though everyone thinks his interests are stupid*, people don’t take his trash away and they don’t drag him out of his can.

Also he has *fantastic* body language. Boundary laden but also very emotional. And just the way he likes stuff and expresses interest…

…Oscar the Grouch = awesome.

This is a wonderful series of texts post that needs to be shared with all of you

Thing of it is, they don’t even think his interests are stupid. Weird, yes. But here’s the great part.

THE DENIZENS OF SESAME STREET FREQUENTLY INDULGE OSCAR IN HIS WEIRD LIKES, AND END UP HAVING FUN DOING SO.

At least back in the 80′s, Oscar had a whole troupe of grouch scouts who enjoyed looking for nifty trash, a group of kids and even Telly Monster. Susan and Gordon end up at a Grouch club with Oscar after their original dinner and dance plans fall apart, and end up having a great night dancing the award-winning Trash Can Tango.

And there’s Oscar’s beloved pet Slimey the worm, possibly the only being Oscar openly admits he likes. Not everyone goes the puppy or kitten route, and thus the idea of unconventional and less-than-cuddly yet no less beloved pets is brought to kids (on top of Slimey’s own adventures).

Oscar teaches that it’s okay to be weird, okay to be different, and that maybe if you don’t reject the weird and different at first glance, you may very well find something (or someone) interesting and fun. And that even when someone can be prickly and dour at times, you can still be their friend. He also subtly teaches a bit of Henson’s love of subversion, of quiet rebellion, of questioning and skepticism and snark.

And if you don’t think the Grouch diner sequence from Follow That Bird alone justifies Oscar’s existence, you and I have nothing to talk about.

Oscar is a precious sweetie.

This. It perfectly explains why he was and still is my favorite character on the show.

IMHO the best part is still that in Oscar’s very first appearance on the show, Gordon keeps banging on his trash can lid, and trying to force him to get introduced to some new kid, and downplaying his very clear boundaries to the new kid as just Oscar being a jerk.

And Oscar comes back out, and lets Gordon introduce them, and tells the kid he likes them.

And then he’s like, “No, I really do. Ya know why? Because in the thirty seconds or so that I’ve known you, you’ve never banged on my trash can, or asked me to come out and meet anybody, or told anybody where I lived, or bugged me in general. Which is more than I can say for some people!” And then he slams back into his can.

tharook:

frowningfoxbones:

A Blood Mage goblin, or a “Hemogoblin”, if you will.

I will not.

October 04 2017

orriculum:

Boyfriend: *lighting romantic candles and spreading rose petals on the bed*

Me: oh dang what spell are we gonna be doing

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themechanicalgarden:

Reblog if you’re also a fragile witch.

Reposted byEinhornZorro EinhornZorro
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yellowflicker09011996:

lesbopoisonivy:

y'all about some white dude: protect him at all costs!

Me: from what sharon. From what.

From accountability, usually

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jamiereyes:

I will be the bridge between our two worlds.

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the-avengers-initiative99:

Rupert Grint constantly wearing Harry Potter related shirts is the best thing ever

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daisenseiben:

pancakeke:

this is now a complete adult lunchable

I feel like my bank account was just charged $5 simply for looking at this.

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Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
Terry Pratchett
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samcaarter:

Warriors of great skill and cunning

lesbianrey:

salty-blue-mage:

voguegypt:

IF YOURE EGYPTIAN AND LGBTQ+ GET OFF ANY QUEER DATING SITES, THE POLICE ARE TRACKING AND HUNTING PEOPLE DOWN AGAIN. DELETE YOUR ACCOUNTS.

This is very real.


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/amp/human-rights-groups-urge-egypt-halt-crackdown-gays-n806641

current as of oct 2nd 2017

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intersectionalfeminism:

feministpokemonmaster:

dapperdonuts:

This was in my psychology book. I thought it might be useful to those who can’t think if gender-neutral terms.

Finally I see something going against the implied language that suggests the male gender is the default gender, illustrated by “man-made, mankind” etc,

This is a great resource, especially if you’re looking for gender-neutral terms for non-binary and agender people. 

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sistermaryfake:

did-you-kno:

During the 1st live iPhone demo, Steve Jobs was secretly switching phones because they couldn’t even play a song without crashing. Their displays were rigged to show 5 bars of signal strength and he had to use a portable cell tower just so they would seem reliable enough to make calls. One little mistake could’ve ruined the entire presentation, but Jobs got through it flawlessly, and the iPhone was a hit before it ever actually worked. Source Source 2

lol what a scammer

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October 03 2017

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