My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.

And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.

— Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope (via feministquotes)


jaclcfrost:

"are you talking to yourself"

no i’m breaking the fourth wall


Stay away from people who make you feel like you are hard to love.
— (via vrataski-rita)

officialunitedstates:

FACT OF THE DAY:  mars is called the red planet because during the cold war it sided with the communists


fuckyeahthefabfour:

i wish my life was like the twist & shout scene in ferris bueller’s day off but if anything it’s more like the scene where cameron is hopelessly staring at that seurat painting while his friends are making out 


buckkybbarnes:

avengers au where everything is exactly the same except it’s filmed like an episode of the office


The best part of a relationship is getting to call the person, or lay down next to them, and tell them all the crazy things that happened to you all day long. In the end that’s what it’s about. It’s not about sex, it’s not about the money they give you, it’s not about how good looking they are, it’s about them listening to you talk for hours and hours and hours, about stupid shit that doesn’t matter.
— Tegan Quin   (via seabelle)

mymodernmet:

Photographer Sophie Gamand's new series Flower Power portrays pit bulls in a softer, dreamier light to highlight their sweet nature.



People seem to think embracing life means to jump off cliffs and kiss strangers. Maybe it’s just slowly learning to love yourself.
— (via c0ntemplations)

sudeikat:

"When they don’t love you the way you want to, you mourn that for however long you need to. But then you get back up and you remind yourself. You are not a reflection of the people who can’t love you. You will love again. You will be loved again." - Caitlyn Siehl 



My wants are simple: a job that I like and a guy whom I love.
— Emily Giffin, Something Borrowed (via simply-quotes)

"Muster the Rohirrim! Assemble the army at Dunharrow, as many men as can be found. You have two days. On the third, we ride for Gondor. And war.