I feel like this is a good description of Doctor Who.
jade stark is a thing i want to happen
oh man this started getting notes again and idk the art is terrible but I still love this
I love how much we all love everything about Harry Potter.
Like this is a gif of Harry untying his shoe, and we’re all like FUCK YEAH HARRY UNTYING HIS SHOE CHECK OUT HIS SHOE-TAKING-OFF SKILLZ YOU GO BOY!
it has literally gotten to the point that this fandom needs new material so bad that we are all reblogging a picture of harry untying his shoe
he’s not even using magic or anything
For months, every morning when my daughter was in preschool, I watched her construct an elaborate castle out of blocks, colorful plastic discs, bits of rope, ribbons and feathers, only to have the same little boy gleefully destroy it within seconds of its completion.
No matter how many times he did it, his parents never swooped in BEFORE the morning’s live 3-D reenactment of “Invasion of AstroMonster.” This is what they’d say repeatedly:
“You know! Boys will be boys!”
“He’s just going through a phase!”
“He’s such a boy! He LOVES destroying things!”
“Oh my god! Girls and boys are SO different!”
“He. Just. Can’t. Help himself!”
I tried to teach my daughter how to stop this from happening. She asked him politely not to do it. We talked about some things she might do. She moved where she built. She stood in his way. She built a stronger foundation to the castle, so that, if he did get to it, she wouldn’t have to rebuild the whole thing. In the meantime, I imagine his parents thinking, “What red-blooded boy wouldn’t knock it down?”
She built a beautiful, glittery castle in a public space.
It was so tempting.
He just couldn’t control himself and, being a boy, had violent inclinations.
Her consent didn’t matter. Besides, it’s not like she made a big fuss when he knocked it down. It wasn’t a “legitimate” knocking over if she didn’t throw a tantrum.
His desire — for power, destruction, control, whatever- - was understandable.
Maybe she “shouldn’t have gone to preschool” at all. OR, better if she just kept her building activities to home.
I know it’s a lurid metaphor, but I taught my daughter the preschool block precursor of don’t “get raped” and this child, Boy #1, did not learn the preschool equivalent of “don’t rape.”
Not once did his parents talk to him about invading another person’s space and claiming for his own purposes something that was not his to claim. Respect for her and her work and words was not something he was learning. How much of the boy’s behavior in coming years would be excused in these ways, be calibrated to meet these expectations and enforce the “rules” his parents kept repeating?
There was another boy who, similarly, decided to knock down her castle one day. When he did it his mother took him in hand, explained to him that it was not his to destroy, asked him how he thought my daughter felt after working so hard on her building and walked over with him so he could apologize. That probably wasn’t much fun for him, but he did not do it again.
There was a third child. He was really smart. He asked if he could knock her building down. She, beneficent ruler of all pre-circle-time castle construction, said yes… but only after she was done building it and said it was OK. They worked out a plan together and eventually he started building things with her and they would both knock the thing down with unadulterated joy. You can’t make this stuff up.
Take each of these three boys and consider what he might do when he’s older, say, at college, drunk at a party, mad at an ex-girlfriend who rebuffs him and uses words that she expects will be meaningful and respecte, “No, I don’t want to. Stop. Leave.”
The “overarching attitudinal characteristic” of abusive men is entitlement.
John no stop
I couldn’t help myself.
I dare you not to have fun dragging this gif. EVERY FRAME THO
#and here we can observe the mating ritual of the time lords #the male time lord compliments the female on her killing abilities #the female appreciates his praises and starts the flirting #judging by their expressions both male and female enjoy the flirting #the male preens and straightens his clothes to make himself more appealing to the female #the female is smiling the whole time and presses herself against her mate’s back #their behaviour clearly indicates mutual interest and attraction #the next step is the full blown mating ritual in time lord’s blue nest (via iceinherheart-kissonherlips)
Do u know how fucking cool James Rhodes is
He spent months looking for his bff in the desert after he was kidnapped
He saved the president of the united states from psycho practically-invincible super soldiers armed only with a .45 and a green polo shirt
He basically only needs the war machine/iron patriot armor in order to get places faster
His password for super-secret government comm satellites is WARMACHINEROX
If u don’t think Rhodey is the fucking coolest we can’t be friends
never rp fluff with me itll turn to smut in about 20 minutes