“Suddenly, it’s not a book anymore. It’s your soul being reflected back to you on the turning pages.”
— that one quote in that one book (via embracethefeels)

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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)

whoo boy am I sick of this, yuuuup

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I never thought about it like this before, not in conscious terms, but yeah, I’ve noticed this, too. This is really crappy!

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sheplookshuman:

For all you dungeon masters and chaotic neautrals and all other D & D players, I designed the ultimate shirt lol. jk it was fun though. Available on loohuman.com

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doctorwhisky:

sherlockspeare:

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First day on the job, I guess. Even I don’t say that.

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring (via larmoyante)

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