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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)
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frostytower:

disneyaddictgirl:

neko-chicana:

tifamex:

"The first Disney Movie to tell girls they can fight too is Frozen!"

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"Frozen is the first Disney Movie where the girl didn’t need a man to save her!! <3 "

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"Frozen is the first Disney movie about loving sisters!"

"Frozen is the first Disney movie to question why someone would get married after knowing them for only a day."

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"Frozen is the first film to have a blonde male lead who doesn’t fit the cookie cutter mold

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ohdeargodwhy:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare’s Globe

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Bucky Barnes Sebastian Stan + hair + hand

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bookgeekconfessions:

I wanted to double check that “The Cherry on Top” was a short novel or novella and I found this on uphillwriting.org. I think it’s very informative and hopefully you guys will find it useful!

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imsirius:

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Daniel Radcliffe as Ig Perrish in Horns (2014)

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harry potter + scenery

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