Dragon!Cas request for hunterhusbands :)
Portrait I drew of the lovely Maggie Smith.
(reference for when i am trying to explain these to people and they are looking at me like “huh”):
- the Bechdel test: does the story have a) more than one women, b) who talk to each other, c) about something other than a man.
- the Ellen Willis test: if you flip the genders, does the story still make sense?
- the Sexy Lamp test (courtesy of Kelly Sue DeConnick): can you replace your female character with a sexy lamp and still have the story work? if yes, YOU ARE A HACK.
- the Mako Mori test: there is a) at least one female character, b) who gets her own narrative arc, c) that is not about supporting a man’s story.
- the Tauriel test (which i made up in response to The Hobbit 2 [which passes] and Skyfall [which fails]): a) there is a woman, b) WHO IS GOOD AT HER JOB.
and in justification of my recent TV obsessions, i would like to note that Scandal, The Vampire Diaries, Buffy, and Nikita (ALL HAIL MAGGIE Q) pass all of these tests with flying colors.
UPDATE: i just discovered the Finkbeiner test and it is FANTASTIC.
FURTHER UPDATE: these were noted by oranges8hands and are EXCELLENT and add some much-needed intersectionality:
The Deggans Rule: a) At least two POC characters in the main cast, b) in a show that’s not about race.
The Racial Bechdel Test (I first saw it laid out by Alaya Dawn Johnson): a) it has two POC in it, b) who talk to each other, c) about something other than a white person
and then I offered an amendment to the Bechdel test: d) both women have to be alive at the end
a show that pasts all these tests:
homicide: life on the street
seriously tearing up at 2am over steve irwin
such an incredible person who really cherished animals, his death will always hurt my heart. always
gets bitten on the neck by a snake.
"Can you get a close-in on this?"
I will never not love this man with all my heart.
So gentle. Obviously I didn’t know him in person but the way he didn’t react in anger here seems to show a very kind spirit. I wish people wouldn’t joke about how he died. People wouldn’t joke about a firefighter who died in a fire. Steve was all about showing us that even dangerous animals deserve our admiration, respect, and even a sort of affection, and that was something worth doing, even if he seemed goofy and silly sometimes.
I wanted to BE this man as a kid. I did. The world was so scary and he was always so excited about it all, I wanted to be excited too. I hate jokes about his death and how people talk about him like he was crazy. He was alive. He loved every single day he was on this planet and if that’s something people think is worth ridicule, then that just makes me feel sorry for them.
I love Steve Irwin.
Favourite movies - Coraline (2009)
"How can you walk away from something and still come back to it?"
"Walk around the world."
"black widow is a supporting character" your spine is a supporting structure in your body let’s see how well you do without it
Understated evening look
Almost 38,000 notes. Damn, y’all!
Meg - 5x10
i’m not gonna say it
im not gonna say it
can I say it?
cAN I SAY IT?
someone say it!
soMEONE SAY IT!
SHOULD I SAY IT OR NOT?
I CAN SAY IT
you said it
i hope that’s paint
it got better
Misha Collins - "24" (2001) part III.
ENDA passed the Senate today with a vote of 64-32 and now advances to the House. Everyone has worked so hard and deserves to celebrate tonight. This weekend I will be celebrating the victories from this week and on Monday I will come back to work ready to keep fighting alongside my community for the equality we deserve.
god help me I love nerd!carlos so much and i’ve always headcanoned him as a snarky high school brainiac SO InitialA’s super fun fic, The Devil Made Me Do It, really hit every Carlos weakness I have.
you guys should go read it, it’s really cute and i love their take on Carlos so much i was inspired to make a comic out of my favorite bit in the fic.