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excepttheeyes:

“One of the most horrifying things about war is how it leaves children fatherless and motherless.” The most powerful way she could dramatize that idea, she says, was to kill a set of parents that were dear to readers. “I had no intention of killing [Lupin],” says Rowling. “But then it dawned on me he had to die.”

nextyearsgirl:

This is an enormous chain and I’m sorry, but I need to say this:

The laws in the Old Testament were set forth by god as the rules the Hebrews needed to follow in order to be righteous, to atone for the sin of Adam and Eve and to be able to get into Heaven. That is also why they were required to make sacrifices, because it was part of the appeasement for Original Sin.

According to Christian theology, when Jesus came from Heaven, it was for the express purpose of sacrificing himself on the cross so that our sins may be forgiven. His sacrifice was supposed to be the ultimate act that would free us from the former laws and regulations and allow us to enter Heaven by acting in his image. That is why he said “it is finished” when he died on the cross. That is why Christians don’t have to circumcise their sons (god’s covenant with Jacob), that is why they don’t have to perform animal sacrifice, or grow out their forelocks, or follow any of the other laws of Leviticus.

When you quote Leviticus as god’s law and say they are rules we must follow because they are what god or Jesus wants us to do, what you are really saying, as a Christian, is that Christ’s sacrifice on the cross was invalid. He died in vain because you believe we are still beholden to the old laws. That is what you, a self-professed good Christian, are saying to your god and his son, that their plan for your salvation wasn’t good enough for you.

So maybe actually read the thing before you start quoting it, because the implications of your actions go a lot deeper than you think.

hotboysofficial:

lady gets mugged by motorcyclist while driving

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monchouchoumillie:

-roommate knocks multiple times at my door-

-says something important and apologizes for bothering me-

kath: hey i’m sorry for bothering, were you sleeping?

what i say: yeah, no it’s ok. sorry it took me a while to hear you knocking.

what i really mean: I WAS MASTURBATING YOU BITCH GET THE HELL OUT WHAT THE FUCK

specialsnowflakesanonymous:

1lg-prvbs3-5-6:

musiqchild007:

hermionestolemyshit:

ithotyouknew:

producedbyj6:

athickgirlscloset:

lierdumoa:

benwinstagram:

tru

So I watched this music video, and this is in fact completely untrue. There are many scenes in which black/brown girls are casted.

One could conceivably argue that  any white star who features twerking in a music video is automatically being exploitative.

However, that was not my perception of this video in particular. It actually appeared to me the director took pains to portray a variety of dance styles (ballet, interpretive dance, rhythmic gymnastics, break dancing, twerking, cheerleading, etc.) all as equally valid art forms. Every performing group in the video includes a variety of ethnicities. I think I did actually see a black/brown dancer in the ballet troupe, though it’s difficult to tell. Look in the rear left of this gif:

We don’t know if they cast individual dancers or hired a dance troupe, so if black women are underrepresented that might say more about the dance troupe’s selection practices than the video director’s casting practices.

All the styles of dance, ballet or otherwise are presented in the same fashion — talented professionals being brilliant + Taylor Swift being endearingly incompetent. The black women in the video aren’t portrayed as Taylor’s dancing accessories, but rather as experts in their style:

Moreover, at the end of the video there’s a sequence showing all the different professionals being silly and dancing in a non-choreographed manner, thereby humanizing them, showing they exist outside of their role as dancers in Taylor’s video:

I think if we interpret the twerking scenes in this video as demeaning, that says more about our cultural perception of black women than it does about this particular video’s specific portrayal of black women. 

^^^^^ i have to agree!

Bruh, thank you

WHAT I BEEN SAYING! WHAT DID I TELL Y’ALL???

YUP THANK YOU

I agree. I think people were just wayyyyy too fast to destroy her reputation and I don’t even like her. When I looked at the video, I saw black people represented in each scene not just the twerking (which wasn’t even the main part of the video). Taking apart a scene and stripping it without putting it into context of the entire video is wrong, the entire story is integral in understanding the message the artist wants to portray.

I don’t even like the song but I need to show this to a certain someone…….

…I really hate when people do that. The “only” scene like really? That tunnel vision didn’t do anything but try to dismiss all these other people….
-Billy

taylorswift:

officialtaylornation:

timetomemorizeme:

taylorswift

iM CRYING YOU ALL HAVE TO WATCH THIS

I CANNOT BREATHE

sizvideos:

Video

amoying:

maplesuhtori:

j0shdngr:

chill it’s cos your rare

the entire female population of east asia is rare?

homie ur about to be cooked medium rare and sacrificed

startraveller776:

huffingtonpost:

When did doing something ‘like a girl’ become an insult?

Watch the full Always commercial that seeks to answer this question.

The part that gets me is at the end of the commercial, when they ask one of the first ladies if she had a chance to do her demonstration of “running like a girl” over again, what would she do differently and she says, “I would run like myself.” I legit cried.

abitto:

This one has defeated me. I tried colouring it but it just won’t happen.

You win this round, GotG.

noone-wouldriotforless:

rihannasblunt:

i expected the comments to be terrible BUT THEY WEREN’T YAAASSSSS NEW ZEALAND

Sometimes I am pleasantly surprised by the people in our country

whateverwinter:

Chris ‘I ‘m Either Shirtless or Pantless’ Evans

omgitsbrilliant:

livindavidaloki:

redhjedi:

The Hulk ain’t never lied.

I can’t even express how much respect I have for Mark Ruffalo.  The dude’s on the US terrorism watchlist for fuck’s sake.

Omg, it’s true

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