So, there’s this girl. She’s tragically orphaned and richer than anyone on the planet. Every guy she meets falls in love with her, but in between torrid romances she rejects them all because she dedicated to what is Pure and Good. She has genius level intellect, Olympic-athelete level athletic ability and incredible good looks. She is consumed by terrible angst, but this only makes guys want her more. She has no superhuman abilities, yet she is more competent than her superhuman friends and defeats superhumans with ease. She has unshakably loyal friends and allies, despite the fact she treats them pretty badly. They fear and respect her, and defer to her orders. Everyone is obsessed with her, even her enemies are attracted to her. She can plan ahead for anything and she’s generally right with any conclusion she makes. People who defy her are inevitably wrong.
God, what a Mary Sue.
I just described Batman.
WILL AUTO-REBLOG FOREVER.
MOTHERFUCKER- Mary Sue is a fanfic phenomenon. You want your OC in your original work to be overpowered as fuck- then GOD BLESS.
You want to shoehorn your overpowered OC into a pre-existing framework that disrupts the dynamic of the story, and takes away from the individual accomplishments and interpersonal relationships of that story in order to feel superior- then Not So Much.
Batman is not a Mary Sue in the DC universe. Throw Batman into Harry Potter- then we have a Mary Sue.
pretty sure if you threw batman into harry potter you’d have sirius black
also batman is not a mary sue //in batman comics// but in the justice league he absolutely is? he’s written as an unstoppable super-mind who regularly rescues living gods and it’s ridiculous, but while people routinely critique the writing on those stories, nobody ever calls him a mary sue because batman is a dude (well, tbh bc he’s //batman// but still, if it was jimmy olsen they wouldn’t call him a mary sue even though HE TOTALLY IS)
the mary sue thing started so male fanfic readers could tear down female fanfic writers so even if it was ever a legitimate complaint - and given that gate-keeping structure explicitly shaping it’s origins, i don’t buy that - it’s got a bunch of awful nonsense bound up in it
I think I stumbled on the Internet’s greatest Yelp review.
Dr. John Esposito, The Future of Islam
Because we’re oppressed, right?
Because we’re married young and just have babies, right?
Because we’re subjected to a patriarchal faith, right?
Because we’re uneducated, right?
The automatic criminalization of black and brown bodies
it its COMPLETELY reasonable to be bother by a picture of white people with guns and you cannot convince me otherwise
Especially white kids with guns.
look even just at the disparity in what they’re holding
the black kids have like two rifles and a pistol, the kind of thing you’d have for legitimate use and only pick up //to defend yourself with//
the white kids have fucking assault rifles, like that boy has a god damn ak, i’m not super into guns but i think the top girl has an m16 and that probably makes the other one an ar15
WHO EVER NEEDS THAT
the black children are holding civilian weaponry used for self defence
the white children are holding military hardware used in war
think about why they might be armed in that way on either side and what that signals about their intentions
Native American author Sherman Alexie inspires SCC audience
Life’s worth lies within the ability to be, stand up for and educate oneself, a famed poet, author and filmmaker told an audience at Scottsdale Community College last week.
2001 - aeroflot bags in space
Over the last week or so in Australia a boy with dark skin was threatened with beheading, a woman had her head smashed against a wall and was thrown off a train, mosques and cars have been vandalised, people are being abused in the street and social media is littered with hate speech and vile comments. Kind of interesting considering most of these people justify their attacks by linking Islam to terrorism and proclaiming it’s a hateful religion from violent countries.
the catholic church gives wine to 7 year olds but gay marriage is wrongI mean this is totally out of context but is technically true. It is believed to be the blood of god and they are only given 1 tiny sip once a week but otherwise this is totally correct.
the catholic church encourages 7 year olds to drink blood every week but gay marriage is wrong
Okay, guys- you obviously are not Catholic.
The Sacrament of First Communion happens in third grade- when the kid is 8, not second grade when the kid is 7. In second grade the Catholic kid receives the Sacrament of Reconciliation- that comes before Communion. It’s just Church doctorine.
Is 8 too young for a sip of watered down wine that is transmuted by faith into the lifeforce of God? Mebbe— but get your goddamn facts right. Fucking Ender Wiggins destroyed a planet at age seven, so mebbe not- if you want to talk about the appropriateness of metaphor when it comes to children.
Also, gay marriage is awesome- but let’s be real, in order to get married in the Catholic Church, you also have to be a practicing Catholic- so technically, your asses can’t get married even if you were heterosexual because YOU FAIL CATECHISM.
If you’re not Catholic- which you’re not because YOU FAIL CATECHISM- then you can get happily married in civil court or in many Christian churches. Go see some Episcopalians, because they are gay marriage friendly.
man are you missing the point on purpose or what
Our visitor sure is enthusiastic!
This is all about the llama staring at you meaningfully through the rearview mirror.
The ostrich is just a distraction for the murder that llama will perform
tbh i think its more about the girl in the other car crying like what happened
there is so much going on in this photo
torn // natalie imbruglia
illusion never changed
into something real
i’m wide awake and i can see
the perfect sky is torn