Jeudi, août 28, 2014 — 13:49
Anonyme inquired:

Sometimes I wonder how many people know that "OTP" means "One true pairing", not just "THESE TWO MAKE KISSY FACE NOW PLOX"

actualmenacebuckybarnes:

OTP anon here - When I sent that last one, I meant that it’s such a widespread phrase now, that sometimes I forget what it means and wonder if it happens to other people, and if still others even knew what it meant to begin with

Linguistic evolution on tumblr is pretty fascinating, as words/phrases which are scarcely a couple of years old have already expanded in definition/had their definitions changed altogether. 

GPOY, for example, means “gratuitous picture of yourself” and originally was a tag for selfies and selfies only. But nowadays it’s used as more of a “me too” moniker. Such as a textpost that says, i like dogs tagged with #oh me too #i love dogs #gpoy

Just as OTP on tumblr has expanded to mean “ship that I like maybe more than others” rather than “one true pairing”. You can call it typical of tumblr overexaggeration (I’M SCREAMING I’M CRYING i comment on a text post that made me smile briefly before scrolling on). But also, with the expansion of fandom spaces and the growing acceptance of multi-shipping/poly-shipping, you’ll rarely find shippers nowadays who are exclusively dedicated to one pairing in one fandom only. 

They’re out there, I’m sure. But most people at least have more than one fandom and at least one ship per fandom. Gone are the days with entire archives and forums and websites dedicated to ONE PAIRING. In the late 90’s it was so much easier to have an OTP without getting distracted. 

See also related created words: brotp, ot3, ot4 etc. 

In conclusion, I’m pretty sure at least 80-90% of fandom does, in fact, know what OTP stands for, but it’s widespread usage does not reflect its literal definition anymore and it’s no particular loss. 




Jeudi, août 28, 2014 — 13:47
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© chotronette

leelahel:

chotronette:

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Jeudi, août 28, 2014 — 13:46

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Jeudi, août 28, 2014 — 13:45
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© kristenstewartdailys

Kristen Stewart for Vanity Fair France 2014




Jeudi, août 28, 2014 — 13:41
kateordie:


Natalie Dormer: Meet The “Rebel Warriors” in the new The Hunger Games: Mockingjay posters (x)

This is everything to me now.

kateordie:

Natalie Dormer: Meet The “Rebel Warriors” in the new The Hunger Games: Mockingjay posters (x)

This is everything to me now.




Jeudi, août 28, 2014 — 13:37
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absentlyabbie
© stereoculturesociety

stereoculturesociety:

CultureHISTORY: #MikeBrown Funeral - August 2014 

  1. Mike Brown casket w/ St. Louis Cardinals baseball cap
  2. Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden at her son’s service
  3. Attendees united in song
  4. Funeral attendees
  5. Memorial including long line of roses at Mike Brown’s murder site
  6. A painting & memorial from Atlanta, GA



Jeudi, août 28, 2014 — 13:34

facina-oris:

you all think cap 2 fucked me up. wait until cap 3 comes out. i’ll see you fuckers in therapy.




Jeudi, août 28, 2014 — 13:33
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theladymonsters
© justice4mikebrown

tagged as:
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Aug. 26 11:55 am

justice4mikebrown:




Jeudi, août 28, 2014 — 13:29
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absentlyabbie
© thepoliticalfreakshow

tagged as:
#video
#Ferguson

wrapyourselfaroundmyfinger:

jonny-poopoo-pants:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

For The First Time Ever, All Four Eyewitness Accounts of The Murder of Michael Brown Put In Chronological OrderThe most detailed side-by-side telling of each eyewitness account of the Mike Brown murder in chronological order #JusticeForMichaelBrown [@ShaunKing]

Reblog the fuck out of this

BOOST^^^^^^^




Jeudi, août 28, 2014 — 13:28
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shinykari
© tessfowler

Dear Gentlemen of Comics…Can We Talk?

tessfowler:

  Laying my sword down for a second. You’re safe here. I’m not going to hack you to pieces. For the moment, at least. (See? That’s a joke. I’m normal just like you. I make jokes too.) But I warn you, this is probably not something you want to hear. Don’t be scared though. It’s okay. Just stick around and read through to the end.

  Guys, I’m tired.

  Like bone tired. 

Totally sick of having the “rape and harassment” in comics discussion. How about this: No more rape and harassment in comics. Deal? No, in all seriousness. Hear me out.

  Talking with other women about the same men over and over again because they’re repeat offenders and no one will stand in their way…is TIRING. If you’re a man working in comics and you know about other men who harass and ASSAULT women, you HAVE to take a stand. You have to set an example gentlemen. Now. Please. Give us ladies a day off. Let us know you’re out there. The hardest part for me is watching intelligent creative women trying to come up with ways to repair a system they didn’t break. While the menfolk either stay completely silent or write us messages in private to show their “support”. SPEAK OUT.

  Dude. Was that too harsh? Too fast for you? I’m sorry. Please don’t leave. I know there’s nothing you hate worse than a woman (ohgawdnotaFEMINISTplease!!) with a chip on her shoulder. And yes, I am indeed a feminist, too. But I’m so exhausted. Just stick around a bit longer. I really need you to listen.

  You love comics, right? The actual artistic expression involved is what lights your fire. I know it. Or maybe it’s the capes that do it for you? The horror books? We all have our thing. And of course it’s far easier to sit in your cave and make the comics and ignore the industry until it’s time for it to give you some small sustenance by way of a paycheck or accolades or what have you. I get that. 

  But see, some of us ladies used to be little girls. Little girls who lived in houses and worlds ruled by men. Sometimes those men weren’t very nice. And when we were those little girls we found comics…comics made by YOU. Comics about superheroes and justice. Comics about rebels and rogues. And reading those comics helped us believe that not all men were bad. That sometimes there are some men who don’t just want to watch the world burn. Men who believe in a higher code. We wanted to be in comics so we could ride in Robin Hood’s band of merry men.

  Imagine our horror when we got here and found out how many of you aren’t actually Robin. You’re the Sheriff and Prince John. You’re cutthroats and thieves and monsters. The good ones among you? Silent. Not heroes at all.

  Fine. I’ll play Robin.

  But who among you is going to stop being quiet and ride with me? Who is going to get the rapists and known harassers OFF the convention circuit? (I was seated right behind one at SDCC. Don’t tell me they’re not there) Who is going to put zero tolerance policies in place for men who act out at conventions or at signings or in your offices right under your noses? Who is going to actually make a difference instead of just slinking around in a whisper crusade to protect their comic book brethren from the big bad foe called “WOMAN”?

  Let’s be cool. Let’s be buds. Let’s be a team. I don’t wanna be angry all the time. I just want to wake up in the morning, make my comics, and not have to trip over bullshit. 

How about a Comic Book Gentleman’s Manifesto?

" I hereby do solemnly swear not to…" Aw c’mon. Who am I kidding? You probably want to write this yourself.

I still believe in you, Peter Pan. Don’t let me down.




Jeudi, août 28, 2014 — 13:25
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absentlyabbie
© questionall

tagged as:
#Ferguson
the-goddamazon:

questionall:

Ferguson Man Forms an Inspiring Team with Cop Watchers to Hold Police Accountable [Video: http://bit.ly/1l8QoAA]

All POC neighborhoods in America need this.

the-goddamazon:

questionall:

Ferguson Man Forms an Inspiring Team with Cop Watchers to Hold Police Accountable [Video: http://bit.ly/1l8QoAA]

All POC neighborhoods in America need this.




Jeudi, août 28, 2014 — 13:23
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absentlyabbie
© politicalprof

tagged as:
#Ferguson

And if Michael Brown was not angelic, I was practically demonic. I had my first drink when I was 11. I once brawled in the cafeteria after getting hit in the head with a steel trash can. In my junior year I failed five out of seven classes. By the time I graduated from high school, I had been arrested for assaulting a teacher and been kicked out of school (twice.) And yet no one who knew me thought I had the least bit of thug in me. That is because I also read a lot of books, loved my Commodore 64, and ghostwrote love notes for my friends. In other words, I was a human being. A large number of American teenagers live exactly like Michael Brown. Very few of them are shot in the head and left to bake on the pavement.

The “angelic” standard was not one created by the reporter. It was created by a society that cannot face itself, and thus must employ a dubious “morality” to hide its sins. It is reinforced by people who have embraced the notion of “twice as good” while avoiding the circumstances which gave that notion birth. Consider how easily living in a community “with rough patches” becomes part of a list of ostensible sins. Consider how easily “black-on-black crime” becomes not a marker of a shameful legacy of segregation but a moral failing.

— Ta-Nehisi Coates, being amazing. 



Jeudi, août 28, 2014 — 13:18
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absentlyabbie
© thebisexualblogger

tagged as:
#LGBTQIA
#bisexuality

thebisexualblogger:

You can have a gender preference and still be bisexual. You are still 100% bi. You are valid.




Jeudi, août 28, 2014 — 13:14
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absentlyabbie
© nadiaerre

"I have been pitching the story and people have been saying, ‘This is cool, but you’re never going to get it made.’ To other cultures it might seem dark, but the Day of the Dead is actually a very positive thing. It’s about joyfully remembering the people no longer with us."




Jeudi, août 28, 2014 — 13:03

mashimero:

Happy 10 Year Anniversary

Made for the SGA… 10 Years Later Fest.