Eunice. Sociology Major. Communications & Media Studies Minor. Frequent Daydreamer.
My depository of thoughts, musings, interests, rants, likes, dislikes, adventures, food, anime/manga, BBC-related stuff, period drama, history tidbits, feminism, pop culture, book recommendations, children's media, sociological deconstructions, media consumption and analysis, occasional publishing intern-related ramblings, etc.
What I'm Watching Spring 2014:
Revenge, The Walking Dead, Bob's Burgers, Beauty and the Beast, The Mindy Project, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Killer Women, Pretty Little Liars, Arrow, Super Fun Night, The Originals, Elementary, Parks and Recreation, Scandal, Reign, Almost Human, Community, Black Sails, Inspiring Generation, Looking, The Three Musketeers
And thank you, Mr. Mosby. For taking care of me all these years.
the relationship between these two was far more interesting than just about anything disney channel has ever produced
he was the father figure in her life because her dad was never around. Im crying
THIS FUCKING SCENE
THESE FUCKING TWO
FIRST YOU THOUGHT THE CALL WAS GOING TO BE SOMETHING STUPID LIKE SHE FORGOT TO TIE HER SHOELACES OR SOME SHIT
THEN SHE TURNS AROUND AND DROPS THIS FUCKING BOMB
OH MY GOD DO I CRY
The real world.
This is from That’s So Raven, where Chelsea and Raven apply to work at the same clothing shop. Chelsea is white; Raven is black. Chelsea gets the job, despite being utterly horrible at it, while Raven, who has a deep interest in fashion and knows how to handle clothes, does not. The girls find this deeply suspicious, so Chelsea wears a hat with a camera on it and questions the employer. The employer admits what she does in the gif above and Chelsea and Raven submit the footage to a news station.
And THAT is why That’s So Raven is the best TV show ever.
"Putting pretty white girls on all your book covers is the book equivalent of what all our fashion magazines do. An idealization of beauty that is unrealistic and dangerous to our youth. And it isn’t the right thing to do. Seeing a minority grace the cover of a YA book is like spotting the Lochness monster, you wonder if you’ve truly seen it and if you’ll ever see it again. How sad is that? To say that only pretty white girls can sell YA books is not a business model that publishers should approve of. And it’s not true. We need look no further than the gender neutral and iconic covers for the Hunger Games and Twilight series to see the truth."
Sorry, I was playing Kwazy Cupcakes. Kay, how you play you just line up three cupcakes with the same color frosting. Kaboom.
trust fall prank
“I’M FALLING TRUST ME”
I think this is my favourite video on Tumblr.
I ship him with the guy that said “I got you.”
“I got you”
YES YOU DO
MY FAVORITE VIDEO ON THE INTERNET
Joan Watson + not biting her tongue
This is Foo-Chan, the Japanese equivalent of Grumpy Cat. But instead of being grumpy, he just looks like he’s disappointed all of the time.
A baby sea otter, in peaceful and quiet moments
I am a nurse. For 30 years of my career, I was a labor and delivery nurse. I took care of women through all stages of labor and through their delivery. Due to the many times that I have worked 16 hour shifts, I bonded with many women and helped them through long hours. Finally, through much work on the mom’s part with my guidance, she would be ready to deliver. In would sail the doctor, spend five minutes catching the baby, and then pose for all the pictures. I would hear from the families how wonderful he/she was.
Then why is my back killing me because I stood for two to three hours with a woman in a variety of positions including resting her foot on my shoulder while she pushed? Oh, and did I mention that she is also paralyzed from the waist down from the epidural, so I was also helping to hold her up while she squatted to push?
Why have I had to change my scrub clothes twice in a shift because someone either puked on me or amniotic fluid soaked everything?
Who is it that actually got that IV started while reassuring the poor mom?
Who is it that took the camera out of the daddy’s trembling hand and started taking family pictures because she knew that otherwise there would be no proof that he had even been in the room? And capturing the look of wonder on both parent’s faces at the same time.
Who is it that cleaned up every body fluid that can spew from a human, with a smile on her face and encouraging words for the mortified patient who has never been sick in front of a stranger in her life?
Who is it that tracked down the anesthesia people, chased them out of the lounge, and threatened them with their lives if they didn’t take care of her patient, NOW?
And when things didn’t go well, who was it that took that poor baby that didn’t make it, cleaned it up, dressed it, wrapped it in a soft blanket, and brought it to the broken-hearted parents to hold for the first and last time?
Oh, yeah, Dr. Marvelous is just great.
I’m just a nurse.
- Kathy Hurst Davis, Nurse, quoted in this Slate article. (via thedaysofforever)
Nurses are so underappreciated, like, seriously guys. All of my best memories from hospitals as a child were because of nurses.
..I’ll never forget the first baby I caught as a student nurse because the doctor was out buying a magazine or something because the mom was “only 50 cents’ worth of dilated” and couldn’t possibly be ready to deliver for another three or four hours. Oh yeah.
Most doctors are wonderful. No question. But 90% of the people who take care of you in the hospital are the nurses.
when guys are like “Hillary Clinton cant run for president her period will mess things up” first of all what a ridiculous statement second of all SHE IS 66 YEARS OLD DO YOU HAVE ANY KNOWLEDGE OF THE FEMALE ANATOMY YOU BUFOON
can you imagine how much the Jaeger Program meant to the poor and weak of the world?
like it is explicitly stated that the rich and powerful lived way inland, safer from the kaiju than those along the Pacific coastlines of the world. Can you imagine the interiors of various countries gentrifying, forcing lower-income families further and further from safety? Can you imagine having to tell your kids that you can’t afford your suddenly hyper-expensive home in, say, Idaho, and your best chance of being able to get an affordable house is on the coast of Oregon, where any day an enormous monster could pop up to say ‘hi fuck all of you’?
can you imagine how beloved the jaeger pilots are by the people on the coast? how happy they are that the battles are taking place out in the ocean rather than on top of their houses?
I just want to know precisely everything about the world of Pacific Rim not even just about the pilots I want to know about the average people living on the front lines of this horrible alien war and what sort of things they think about every day and how they live their lives and what kind of dumb blog posts they make and I want to see the riots that started over the Wall because no fuck you, you can’t take away their giant metal protectors and leave them with a wall that’s practically nothing, how dare you
This is why the “life wall” was bullshit and it’s hilarious that mostly the poor and disenfranchised would be working to build it and it wouldn’t even protect them.
The main purpose of the life wall project was probably to keep a steady supply of unskilled work along the coastline, as part of a one-two punch with the gentrification of the inland. If the only jobs are on the wall and the wall is by definition along the coast…
But notice that while they were supposedly racing to get the walls finished they were also handing out a finite amount of jobs. The largest civil engineering/public works program in the history of ever, and they still made it a buyers’ market for the employers. They still made people compete for the right to work for a pittance (bread was a luxury) in unsafe conditions.
I keep wondering what the actual endgame of the world leaders was… if they didn’t think the Kaiju would ever strike farther inland if left to run rampant, or if they thought the walls and the target-rich environment on the other side of them would always slow them down enough to be brought down with conventional weaponry, but at the end of the day I think it’s perfectly realistic to believe they had no endgame.
What’s the endgame on denying climate change? What’s the endgame on vulture capitalism destroying the consumer class that makes capitalism possible? What’s the endgame on propping up this quarter’s profits by stripmining the future? Strategies that literally have no future in them still win out.
There have been studies that show that neurologically speaking, we regard our own future selves as different people, that when we contemplate consequences of our actions down the road, the parts of the brain that activate are the same ones that happen when we regard things happening to other people. I think there’s a profound implication in this for how people who lack empathy also seem to lack any sense of long-term self-preservation even they clearly embrace it in the short-term.
The architects of the wall don’t have a plan for the future, because the future is something that happens to other people. In the here and now, they’re a thousand miles form the ocean and that’s good enough.