Seniors in engineering management in a serious lecture about quality control.

Seniors in engineering management in a serious lecture about quality control.

My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.

And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.

Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope (via feministquotes)


Procession of the Spirits
Joe Hisaishi
Spirited Away (OST)

Favorite season for a reason

Favorite season for a reason

He’s down and it’s ugly! Dragons and Vikings, enemies again!

defenseoftheancients:

Korra is a show for twelve year olds, a kid by any adult standard.
Believe it or not kids have a basic capability to process stressful situations as storytelling.
Stop trying to feel like you’re watching the next big Emmy-winning shit and just enjoy your kids’ show, for fuck’s sake. Nobody actually cares about whether you belong in your favorite show’s target audience or not.

defenseoftheancients:

Korra is a show for twelve year olds, a kid by any adult standard.

Believe it or not kids have a basic capability to process stressful situations as storytelling.

Stop trying to feel like you’re watching the next big Emmy-winning shit and just enjoy your kids’ show, for fuck’s sake. Nobody actually cares about whether you belong in your favorite show’s target audience or not.

micdotcom:

Powerful photos capture the student protests in Mexico barely anyone is talking about 

While the world has focused its attention on the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, there’s another student movement gaining steam on the other side of the world.

The unfolding protests gripping Mexico began in the small town of Iguala, in the southwest region of Guerrero state, where the disappearance of 43 student teachers on the night of Sept. 26 has sparked outrage amid allegations of collaboration between local police and organized crime.