Reblogging the SHIT out of this.
I HAVE WAITED MY LIFE TO FIND THIS OMG I CAN’T I JUST CAN’T
so much swag in 3 people
your lying if you say you don’t need this on your blog
people say ‘I love you’ in a lot of different ways
'get some sleep'
'here have my fries'
Instead of insane, say unreal.
Instead of crazy, say unbelievable.
Instead of calling someone a psycho, call them an asshole.
Instead of stupid, say awful.
Instead of dumb, say bad.
Taking ableist language out of your vocabulary is simple and will help widen your vocabulary.
when you and ya bestfriend say something at the exact same time
what i did in graphic design class today is
this has 70,200 notes and you’re all fucking dead to me
*punches through the monitor* [hacker voice] im in
me when the walking dead is on hiatus
me when the walking dead is on too
me when the walking dead
So I watched this music video, and this is in fact completely untrue. There are many scenes in which black/brown girls are casted.
One could conceivably argue that any white star who features twerking in a music video is automatically being exploitative.
However, that was not my perception of this video in particular. It actually appeared to me the director took pains to portray a variety of dance styles (ballet, interpretive dance, rhythmic gymnastics, break dancing, twerking, cheerleading, etc.) all as equally valid art forms. Every performing group in the video includes a variety of ethnicities. I think I did actually see a black/brown dancer in the ballet troupe, though it’s difficult to tell. Look in the rear left of this gif:
We don’t know if they cast individual dancers or hired a dance troupe, so if black women are underrepresented that might say more about the dance troupe’s selection practices than the video director’s casting practices.
All the styles of dance, ballet or otherwise are presented in the same fashion — talented professionals being brilliant + Taylor Swift being endearingly incompetent. The black women in the video aren’t portrayed as Taylor’s dancing accessories, but rather as experts in their style:
Moreover, at the end of the video there’s a sequence showing all the different professionals being silly and dancing in a non-choreographed manner, thereby humanizing them, showing they exist outside of their role as dancers in Taylor’s video:
I think if we interpret the twerking scenes in this video as demeaning, that says more about our cultural perception of black women than it does about this particular video’s specific portrayal of black women.
It killed me that no one saw that this was clearly about different dance styles.
So uhh, my clothing dye ate through my gloves…..
+3 spellcasting +1 summoning EFF: 2XDAM vs undead
The tattoo makes it more demonic than undead.
So Now You’re a Necromancer: Beginner’s Guide.
YOU KNOW WHAT TIME OF YEAR IT IS AGAIN MOTHER FUCKERS