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destiny-smasher:

So far, Steven’s powers have been:A bright pink shieldA bright pink bubbleMagical healing saliva
And he is always STOPPING fights, usually peacefully and in nonviolent ways, trying to get both sides to get along and understand each other. Suffice it to say, he is not your typical superhero. In fact, he’s really not that super yet. He’s still on training wheels. And yet he often manages to end conflicts WITHOUT powers or weapons that destroy others.
And I love what this show is doing with him and all of his friends. Especially in a pop culture that is overpopulated these days with “save the world” shenanigans and focusing on powers and shock value instead of being “strong in the real way.”
I’m already proud of this little guy and the small steps he’s made. His journey isn’t one of leaps and bounds but baby steps, like real people.
This week’s wonderful two-parter has set up what the show has been foreshadowing for some while: that Steven, being half Human and half Gem, will forge a path that unites both kinds of beings — a path paved by acts of non-violence, understanding, and compassion. Where his merit and strength as a hero isn’t defined by his powers (which, BTW, completely fly in the face of typical superhero and gender role BS), but instead by HIS CHOICES.
And THAT is the kind of hero story we need these days, IMO.
I’m sick of watching characters save the world from evil.
I want to see characters saving themselves, saving each other — personal journeys about making choices and resolving conflicts, not just slapping “evil” around. Even SU’s plot twists don;t feel cheap. They feel rewarding, because they are always foreshadowed and always recontextualize earlier events that maybe didn’t make sense. They feel planned, thought out, CARED for, just like the characters who populate the world.
Steven’s story, especially given the moral ambiguities brought to the table recently, really has a lot of potential to do these things — to be a personal journey more than typical “destroy evil” stuff — and in many ways, it has already.
I believe in Steven.

destiny-smasher:

So far, Steven’s powers have been:
A bright pink shield
A bright pink bubble
Magical healing saliva

And he is always STOPPING fights, usually peacefully and in nonviolent ways, trying to get both sides to get along and understand each other. Suffice it to say, he is not your typical superhero. In fact, he’s really not that super yet. He’s still on training wheels. And yet he often manages to end conflicts WITHOUT powers or weapons that destroy others.

And I love what this show is doing with him and all of his friends. Especially in a pop culture that is overpopulated these days with “save the world” shenanigans and focusing on powers and shock value instead of being “strong in the real way.”

I’m already proud of this little guy and the small steps he’s made. His journey isn’t one of leaps and bounds but baby steps, like real people.

This week’s wonderful two-parter has set up what the show has been foreshadowing for some while: that Steven, being half Human and half Gem, will forge a path that unites both kinds of beings — a path paved by acts of non-violence, understanding, and compassion. Where his merit and strength as a hero isn’t defined by his powers (which, BTW, completely fly in the face of typical superhero and gender role BS), but instead by HIS CHOICES.

And THAT is the kind of hero story we need these days, IMO.

I’m sick of watching characters save the world from evil.

I want to see characters saving themselves, saving each other — personal journeys about making choices and resolving conflicts, not just slapping “evil” around. Even SU’s plot twists don;t feel cheap. They feel rewarding, because they are always foreshadowed and always recontextualize earlier events that maybe didn’t make sense. They feel planned, thought out, CARED for, just like the characters who populate the world.

Steven’s story, especially given the moral ambiguities brought to the table recently, really has a lot of potential to do these things — to be a personal journey more than typical “destroy evil” stuff — and in many ways, it has already.

I believe in Steven.

(via daijoubu)

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8 hours ago
atstarbucks:

Pike Place, Seattle — Back in 1971, a sign in the window at our original store invited passersby in for the neighborhood’s best espresso. We’ve since extended the invitation to the rest of the world.

atstarbucks:

Pike Place, Seattle — Back in 1971, a sign in the window at our original store invited passersby in for the neighborhood’s best espresso. We’ve since extended the invitation to the rest of the world.

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8 hours ago
sex-thrill:

my blog will make you horny ;)

sex-thrill:

my blog will make you horny ;)

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8 hours ago
liberalsarecool:

Conservatism as policy is a failure. #abstinence

liberalsarecool:

Conservatism as policy is a failure. #abstinence

(Source: adeyami, via blame-my-muses)

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8 hours ago

Sarah Schulman,  A Different Sort of Sell For Gay Authors; The New Lesbian Literati Can Take or Leave Crossover Appeal (Washington Post 1993)

(Source: fuckyeahlesbianliterature, via vampishly)

Since Freud, people think you either want to be a man or hate men. You only exist in relationship to men.
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9 hours ago

For Halloween I was to be fem!Cecil, and I’m not sure if I should do a vintage-girly cecil, or more of the button down-tie  tomyboy cecil I see a lot of the female versions of the cosplay do. Ideas?

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9 hours ago
eatsleepdraw:

Smack Study
watercolor
2014
more works here.

eatsleepdraw:

Smack Study

watercolor

2014

more works here.

(via meduusalammikko)

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9 hours ago
gothiccharmschool:

Patricia! Andrew!
(I still envy Patricia’s hair.)

gothiccharmschool:

Patricia! Andrew!

(I still envy Patricia’s hair.)

(Source: mermen-of-the-sea, via thegothmedic)

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12 hours ago
skeetbucket:

onlylolgifs:

Hong Kong protester catching a tear gas grenade and throwing it back

This shit goes hard as hell

skeetbucket:

onlylolgifs:

Hong Kong protester catching a tear gas grenade and throwing it back

This shit goes hard as hell

(via thetrekkiehasthephonebox)

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12 hours ago

Omg. I would label tonight as ‘too much male gaze plz staph’

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12 hours ago

opdownrange:

S.W.A.T. Team Wedding Photos Are More Romantic Than Tactical

The photos were even uploaded on the Chongqing S.W.A.T.’s official social networking site. 

(via traumachu)

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15 hours ago
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