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Poison for a Fairy

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lalosaurusrex:

should i just fucking give up?

Nope.

Luke Cage was created in 1972.

Four years earlier, in 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed.

Five years before that, in 1963, Medgar Evers was shot and killed.

Eight years before that, in 1955, a young Black man named Emmett Till was tortured, then shot and killed.

These events, and numerous others with frightening similarity, happened in a line, and in the early years of the first decade to reap the social benefits of the Civil Rights Movement, Marvel Comics gives the fans (and the world) a Black male superhero whose primary superhuman aspect… is that he’s bulletproof.

Not flight, or super speed, or a power ring.

The superhuman ability of being impervious to bullets.

Superheroes. Action heroes. Fantasy heroes.

Power fantasies.

Is there any doubt the power fantasy of the Black man in the years following multiple assassinations of his leaders and children by way of the gun would be superhuman resistance to bullets?

In American society, the Black man has come a long way from the terrors of the past handful of centuries, only to crash right into the terrors of the 21st century. Some of those terrors being the same exact ones their grandparents had to face and survive — or not.

There are Black men who are wealthy, powerful, formidable and/or dangerous. They can affect change undreamt of by their parents, and their parents’ parents. Their children will be able to change the world in ways we can intuit and others we can barely begin to try and predict.

But a bullet can rip through their flesh and their future with no effort whatsoever.

And so we look at Luke Cage, a man who gets shot on a regular basis, whose body language is such that he is expecting to be shot at, prepared for the impact — because he knows he can take it.

And maybe, in the subconscious of the uni-mind of Marvel Comics, is the understanding that Luke Cage may unfortunately always be a relevant fantasy idea for the Black man.

2012 – Trayvon Martin is shot and killed.

2013 – Jonathan Ferrell is shot and killed.

2014 – Michael Brown is shot and killed.

2015/2016 – Luke Cage premieres on Netflix.

I look forward to seeing if the Luke Cage of that show will have a true understanding of his power and what he symbolizes.

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Real Life Proves Why Luke Cage Endures (via comicberks)

Reading that was like getting kicked in the gut. And yet it feels like that’s not enough.

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bigcatawareness:

fritti-tailchaser:

weaselwoman:

failnation:

Someone didn’t follow instructions on how to build a Cat
http://failnation.tumblr.com

That is some INSANE Bracycephalia!

this is so sad like, how the fuck does that cat even breathe properly during an excersice??? how the fuck does it even eat and drink properly??? tfw u lack an actual SNOUT and some creature breeds ur kind for it because it’s aesthetically pleasing to them.

oh and also they call this qualzucht, which literally translates to torture breeding. torture breeding is illegal in germany, for one (idk about other countries). 

this is honestly gross like it’s actual animal cruelty. and people don’t even see the cruelty part of this..

Just confirming because I work with them all the time, flat faced cats have a REALLY hard time eating(I have to push their wet food into a little mountain for them to help them grab it), and their faces are NEVER this clean. You have to wipe them every day with gauze, and wipe their noses too because they get respiratory problems all the time.
These cats aren’t cute, and the term “torture breeding” has to be the most accurate description I’ve heard of this.

(via showeredwithlullabies)

fyeahsodastereo:

fyeahsodastereo:

Soda Stereo - Soda Stereo (1984)

Este mes cumple 30 años el debut de Soda.  Agosto 27, 1984.

(Source: thenoisefigures, via hiding-tears0714)

The warning at the beginning of Fight Club (1999) 

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weekendplaylist:

mrs. robinson // simon & garfunkel

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stephhodges:

A set of Pokemon themed Valentines Day cards.

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laura-thesedays:

landlocked-selkie:

kateordie:

alaskaskellum:

Something for my feminist theory class.

I’d love to see the reactions to this from a crowd. I can kind of imagine a quiet, solemn understanding from the ladies and a lot of confused questions from the guys… If my memory of art school serves me.

In 9th grade English we read Laurie Halse Anderson’s “Speak”. For those of you who haven’t read it, the author makes it abundantly clear that the teenage protagonist, Melinda, was raped, before the protagonist actually says it.

Our English teacher asked the boys in the class what happened to Mel. They came up with the most ridiculous answers. Every girl in the class just knew.

This just goes to show…

Not all men menace women, but yes all women have felt menaced by a man.

Every girl understands this because every girl knows the fear implicit in this image.

(via fuckmylife-666)

princeowl:

reminder that the matrix trilogy was written and directed by a trans woman (lana wachowski) along with her brother

one of the most influential and iconic sci fi movies was created by a trans woman and MORE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS!! lana wachowski is a babe and an inspiration, one of the few female directors in hollywood as well as one of the few transgender people in hollywood. 

(via little-back-porch-lady)

acoffeeinmycoffin:

Happy Birthday Alli

<3

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proudof-living:

going through life like green day went through eye of the tiger

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