The golden age of Cordelia and Wesley

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caelas:

saying feminism is unnecessary because you don’t feel oppressed is like saying fire extinguishers are unnecessary because your house isn’t on fire

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cheesoisuncool:

new traffic light color ideas

  • purple: turn around and go back
  • mega green: like green except greener. it means that you have to double go.
  • cyan: apply your turbo boosters and do a cool drift or get arrested by the car law
  • black: sucks you into a cyber vortex where you have to do a bonus stage road and collect rings

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sparklehorsettes:

"Let me tell you something about Willow. She’s a loser, and she always has been. People picked on Willow in junior high school, high school, up until college with her stupid mousy ways. And now… Willow’s a junkie.”

 

Willow is a character, that over the course of seven seasons, goes through numerous relationships, perspectives, changes and developments. Yet a constant part of her character always remains: the fear and shame that the ‘nerdy’ persona part of her- the one that is smart, intelligent and curious, loves computers yet also shy, ‘not good with the talking’, believing that no one, would ever love her will always remain. Her dream sequence in Restless shows this- her ‘costume’ is the softer side of sears dress that Cordelia mocked and riddled in Welcome To The Hellmouth. In the high school years of Buffy The Vampire Slayer- her on and off crush with Xander only brings much devastation to her. Learning that he had sex with Faith in Consequences, and in Innocence when she finds out that Xander is dating the girl who tormented her for years. This makes her feel as if ‘how could I ever compare to Faith and Cordelia’ two characters who are wildly different to her- which hints on a level of self loathing, despair and destructive behaviour. 

This destructive behaviour gets worse over time- when she discovers Oz and Veruca naked, in a cage together, she runs out, and nearly gets herself hit by a car. The feeling that she is, yet once again, not good enough comes into play- as in an earlier scene, she struggles to talk about guitars with Oz and Veruca, standing around awkwardly. And then… there’s Tara. When Glory turns Tara’s brain into a vegetable, she loses herself in magic. Buffy makes a comment, that it ‘would be like suicide’. At the end of Wrecked, Willow acknowledges her development in a jaded, cynical way, seperating herself into two distinct personas- ‘plain, old willow’ with the jumpsuits and a hopeless Xander crush or ‘Super Willow’ who was very, very powerful, managed to resurrect Buffy, and, later on in the series, managed to flay a man, wreck havoc, and in Two To Go, she leaves Anya and Buffy, begging to her. The fear of regressing back to ‘old, plain Willow’ is so constant within her everyday life- that she pushes herself into deadly, self-destructive situations. She clings onto Oz and Tara- and found in situations when she is losing them, that is when she loses control- consequences to herself be damned.

She is a fascinating character and definitely one of my all time favourite female characters ever in fiction. She is one I could relate to, painfully, her arc is engaging. She has moments of sheer compassion and of being simply vile. She can be passive or defiant. She’s a character that refuses to be defined by a single word, demands closer analysis and attention. Her arc is extremely engaging and captivating. It’s the arc of more importantly, a character that is a character- doesn’t exist as a trope or the ‘best friend’ stereotype. 

Spike’s own account of killing his second Slayer makes his crossing of gender borders more explicit. We learn that his signature black coat is a trophy (or at least symbol of the original trophy) taken from this dead Slayer. One of his most enduringly masculine accouterments is, figuratively if not literally, an article of female clothing. In a sense, Spike is crossdressing his way into the same gender positioning as the women he fights. This assumption of a feminine positioning is, in this instance, synonymous with his ability to kill Slayers. If Spike’s ultimately too masculine gendering contributes to his failure to kill Buffy in “School Hard,” his act of feminine self-gendering at the death of his second Slayer is linked to his formidability as a villain. The unalloyed power of patriarchy is not equipped to contend with a female Slayer, but Spike, in choosing to transcend simplistic masculine coding, becomes a contender. — "Love’s Bitch But Man Enough to Admit it": Spike’s Hybridised Gender, Arwen Spicer (x)

makanidotdot:

mom jokes

kosmonauttihai:

queermerlin:

aurra21:

queermerlin:

ok but instead of bromance you could just say friendship

I think the term is fine. Because a bromance and a friendship are two different things. As long as we don’t confine ourselves to using the term “Bromance” for only men, and use it to mean a deep, meaningful, platonic relationship between people of any gender

as a queer woman i would like to say, please, for the love of everything, do not start using bromance for female friendship

i think friendship can mean a deep, meaningful, platonic relationship between people of any gender“, whereas bromance screams heterosexism to me

"Bromance" is such an unnecessary term and basically means "men’s relationships with other men are more special than relationships involving other genders… but no homo!!".

It’s a queerbaiting joke in one word, really, flirting with the idea that these dudes whose relationship is too deep and meaningful to be called “friendship” might feel something romantic for each other, but makes sure to deny there could be anything romantic actually going on by combining it with a familial term. Not a mystery why a term like this is considered necessary specifically for a same-gender relationship.

Using “bromance” for deep, meaningful, platonic relationships of women and nonbinary people, too, still has the same shitty implications as the term being specifically for men, since the “bro” as in “brother” is pretty obviously gendered. “Your friendship is so deep and meaningful it’s like a men’s friendship”. It’s like when dudes ~compliment~ me by saying I do something “like a man”. Using it as if it’s gender-neutral is treating men as the default.

krisarchasm:

mistressofpie:

A super girly and peppy blonde girl who wears bright pink dresses and skirts everyday is best friends with a quiet goth girl who of course sports all black clothing and big lace up boots. Someone jokes and yells to them “Hey look, a fairy and a vampire!” The blonde turns around and flashes a fanged grin and says “She’s human actually.”

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This has been done before, I’m sure.

Does anyone remember that episode of Kim Possible where they jump through TV shows?

cherry-drpepper:

And they were in Friends:image

And the Teletubbies:image

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And “That 1670’s Show”

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Because this was the greatest part of my childhood.

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