- a character you were indifferent to until you started defending them
- a character you love even with their flaws
- a character you love who gets hate for (even rightly) opposing a fandom favorite
- a character you love who is unfairly blamed for things going wrong
- a character you love but is treated poorly in canon
- a character you love who is often villianized for their relationships
- a character you’re meant to hate but love instead
- favorite character even canon seems to have forgotten
- favorite underappreciated one-shot character
- favorite underappreciated recurring character
- favorite underappreciated regular character
- top favorite underappreciated character
go forth and give love/gifs/graphics
I believe in your faves. Your faves have always come through for you, and I have every reason to believe they will continue to do so. Your faves have a long record of excellent performance.
I cannot in good conscience maintain that your faves could never.
Furthermore, as a proponent of non-violent discourse, I promise never to strike, hit, main, slaughter, slay, or otherwise harm your faves, and denounce in the strongest possible terms any who would.
Every fave deserves a chance to live, and to thrive.
“Gender Bias in College Admissions Tests”, FairTest.org
And then people urge me everything is fine, of course it is, when you’re ignoring statistics that is.
Fun fact: SAT tests predict college performance pretty well for men, but they strongly underpredict college performance for women. http://spp.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/12/20/1948550612469038.abstract
I think I’ve reblogged this before, but that study needs to be shared.
“Do what you love” disguises the fact that being able to choose a career primarily for personal reward is a privilege, a sign of socioeconomic class. Even if a self-employed graphic designer had parents who could pay for art school and co-sign a lease for a slick Brooklyn apartment, she can bestow DWYL as career advice upon those covetous of her success.
If we believe that working as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur or a museum publicist or a think-tank acolyte is essential to being true to ourselves, what do we believe about the inner lives and hopes of those who clean hotel rooms and stock shelves at big-box stores? The answer is: nothing.
Look, I’m glad ‘12 Years [A Slave]’ got made and it’s wonderful that people are seeing it and there is another view of what happened in America. But I’m not real sure why Steve McQueen wanted to tackle that particular sort of thing.
[‘Fruitvale Station’] explains things like the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the problems with stop and search, and is just more poignant. America is much more willing to acknowledge what happened in the past: ‘We freed the slaves! It’s all good!’ But to say: ‘We are still unnecessarily killing black men’ – let’s have a conversation about that.
Samuel L. Jackson (via artyartyhadaparty)
I think in light of 12 Years a Slave winning the Oscar for Best Picture, this needs to be remembered. Because it is a very important point in terms of the palatability of 12 Years a Slave and why Fruitvale Station didn’t even get nominated when it has such acclaim outside of the Oscar world.