Anonymous said: I'm sorry but elves just look wrong as POC, they lose so much of their ethereal beauty and the purity that they represent.

sourcedumal:

writingwithcolor:

goldstarprivilege:

dividedconsciousness:

maleficarmorrigan:

*makes hour-long fart noises*

"Im sorry but black people cant be elves because black people arent beautiful or good"

Please tell me this anon is fucking joking.

Poc can’t be pure apparently

This is something a friend of mine actually said to my face while I was talking about diversity in books the other day. I really don’t understand how people could think it’s strange for a fictional mythical creature to have darker skin. If it’s about staying close to the original, then why do they think it’s fine for vampires to walk out in the sun? Why do they use Tolkien as a source instead of the original elves? And if it’s about beauty and purity… how can they not see how racist they are? How blinded can they be by their own hateful delusions? 

Because purity and innocence is coded as whiteness.

Black and dark skinned beings code fear, anger, depravity and hatred in juxtoposition to whiteness.

Fuck that. Give me elves dark as obsidian and midnight. Give me elves with skin as soft and smooth as sable. Give me elves that anything other than the overdone color of mayo and alabaster.

(Reblogged from mistress-of-the-macabre)

thepeoplesrecord:

Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014

While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.

“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”

Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.

So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”

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As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves. 

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a-little-more-me-needed:

scottishshortbread:

kmykmykmy:

Gryffindor: I’m a fucking hero.
Slytherin: I’m fucking badass.
Ravenclaw: I’m smart as fuck.
Hufflepuff: My dorm is near the kitchen.

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Hufflepuff wins

(Source: kimberleymeeganjane)

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nymphetgarden:

Namaste means “my soul recognizes yours” not “I tripped really hard at a festival once and now I’m filled with the wisdom of the Earth”

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pavender:

thahalfrican:

sp0iledbabe:

…. What

pokemon is forreal #Wakeupamerica

Duuuuuuuuuude.

pavender:

thahalfrican:

sp0iledbabe:

…. What

pokemon is forreal #Wakeupamerica

Duuuuuuuuuude.

(Source: glukauf)

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When you’re young, thunderstorms seem scary. Like the sky is angry at you. But now that I’m older, something about its roar soothes me; it’s comforting to know that even nature needs to scream sometimes.
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dashiell-hack:

Nye’s amazing female gajeel Cosplay. Doesn’t she look awesome??

My wife making the best female gajeel ever!!!

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dashiell-hack:

This was our gender bent gajevy. At least Nye looked awesome lol

Our gender bent gajevy (I look lame as hell tho)

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dashiell-hack:

More of our saga Cosplay from supercon

Our saga Cosplay

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