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msjwilly:

buzzfeed:

Soooo, turns out they filmed an alternative ending to Titanic. It’s quite…something.

nope.

y’all know good and damn hell well, they would have pushed Rose’s ass off that boat and jumped in after that jewel. The hell? No.

bitchcraftandwiggatry:

In all seriousness…

cinnamondaylight:

bitchcraftandwiggatry:

cinnamondaylight:

bitchcraftandwiggatry:

cinnamondaylight:

bitchcraftandwiggatry:

Where’d you learn about “throwing shade” @cinnamondaylight?

The majority of the notes on the post came from people who would like to know where you picked the term up, and there’s also the mystery of how it rose to Jeopardy’s tier of knowledge. I know you don’t see why the clip is as popular as…

So I picked up the term as a member of the LGBT community—yes, I’ve outed myself fully on Tumblr now—and I was honestly so surprised that it was on Jeopardy! as well. I don’t claim any ownership to the term, and I honestly didn’t know a whole lot about the term’s history, other than that I’d seen it on some of the LGBT blogs I follow, possibly first on a POC’s blog.

I said “Howdy” because it’s kind of awkward having your friend send you a link saying someone you’ve never heard of posted a video of just something you never thought would have consequence.

Please don’t hate me for this. I don’t claim any sort of appropriation (as this term originated from the POC community and I obviously can’t identify as that). I was just answering a question on national TV.

#i just don’t understand why people are upset

Oh, girl, no. Nobody’s upset at all; you answered a question correctly, like you’re supposed to when you know the answer. Nobody hates you. I was just asking because I was curious as to where you heard the term enough to be able to regurgitate the information so quickly. You said yourself you were shocked to hear it on the show, so a LOT of us really were genuinely surprised to find out it was a question on Jeopardy, even if just for “teen Jeopardy.”

I don’t know why your friend told you what you said involves some kind of consequence, because by my stating “this has gone too far now” in the post, I was talking about the question itself being on Jeopardy. It didn’t matter if it was you or either of the other contestants who buzzed in to answer the question because I would have STILL brought attention the clip. Alex Trebek talking about “throwing shade” is not something you hear every day.

Also, you answering a question you were asked on a game show has nothing to do with your entire lifestyle appropriating black culture.

I’m sorry. I guess I misinterpreted your post as accusatory. I’m just used to all the hate the teens are getting on Twitter, so my automatic response is to get defensive.

I’m happy it got the exposure, although, honestly, I’d have been just as glad if nobody got it because it still would’ve been out there. People might have looked it up and learned about its origins, since I know a lot of my friends had no idea at all what “shade” was.

There’s an up side and down side to the exposure because, frankly, those of us who are upset are those who would prefer for things developed underground to stay underground. That’s why I asked if you knew where ‘throwing shade’ originated, because you’ll find that once something is spread around that used to be somewhat exclusive, then the definition and the history becomes diluted or completely erased. So, in this case, receiving exposure can become more of a problem if it means people changing or neglecting the birthplace of a movement.

Since the history attached to “throwing shade” comes from that ballroom scene culture I mentioned, and those gays of color in our time and beyond who were fighting to create a space for themselves in a world that otherwise despised them, it means a lot to keep that memory intact and to keep people knowledgeable of it—not just hip to the terms themselves. That community created their own way of talking, walking, dancing, dressing and even their own way of cutting each other down, that deserves that respect. It’s an art, really.

But…

Clearly, the term has become popular enough to surface on a game show. My part in all this by discussing it with you was just making sure that you were aware of the TRUTH of what you were talking about on national TV.

I completely understand. I’m just hoping people respect the origins though because I know other terms have been wildly misappropriated and thrown around.

Little Richard being completely serious (x)

bitchcraftandwiggatry:

christel-thoughts replied to your post: Would you believe it took me years to …

Have you been able to admit it to your family yet? I haven’t even told my gay uncle

I think they know, but probably by observing certain stereotypes I might fit into. Like carrying myself like a tomboy, no matter what I have on. Oddly enough, asexual used to be my label (as given by others.)

I’m always talking about LGBT issues with my mom and I think she’s realized that when I get frustrated with her ignorance on a certain matter that it’s one close to my heart. I do know that she’d never see me any differently or lose any love for me, my father either. It’s kind of a tricky thing though, my sexuality, because it really is something not easily checked in a box even though on paper it would read ‘bi’ or ‘queer.’ But, it manages to get more complex when the details are actually laid out.

really wish I could say the same for my blood…but that’s not why I haven’t told them. I already made the decision to cut them off and live my life if needed and that unless something drastically changes they won’t have too much time around my children (none unsupervised) for the first 4/5 years, regardless of who I end up with tbh…don’t want any children getting hateful lessons in the name of God from their own family. I think I just feel that if I don’t tell them and end up with a woman, there is going to be some bs; if i do tell them and don’t end up with a woman, there is going to be some bs.

ruiningurtumblogs:

twilektimelord:

fororchestra:

adrianshhh:

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Sometimes I think of how one tiny mutated cell can wipe out our whole civilization, but then I watch a video like this and think “nah, we’re way too awesome of a species to be defeated.”

I feel like my life is complete after watching this.

HOLY SHITTING CHRIST.HOW DOES HE MANAGE TO KEEP SUCH A GOOD TONE QUALITY. WHAT THE SHIT. I CAN’T. JUST.

Seriously, as somebody who is relatively good at the flute let me tell you that that is really fucking difficult. REALLY FUCKING DIFFICULT. That’s like the flautist’s equivalent of trying to talk normally whilst breathing in: it just isn’t doable. This guy is using some freaky fucking sorcery. As if that weren’t bad enough: HIS FINGERS ON THAT LAST BLOODY SCALE HOLY SHIT. HOW CAN YOU MOVE THAT FAST. I CAN’T EVEN DO F BLOODY MAJOR THAT FAST AND IT’S THE EASIEST BLOODY SCALE WE HAVE HOLY CHRIST.

gradientlair:

I follow @KristyT on Twitter and she let me know about a project that she created with @tiffani (#DetroitWater) to help Detroit residents with their water costs. Their website is detroitwaterproject.org and there you can confidentially donate to cover a person’s bill. 
Detroit has the highest percentage of Black residents compared to any other major U.S. city, and as I wrote about in Black In The 99%, race is most certainly forever intertwined with class and poverty; these cannot be extracted from each other, especially in a country where its very financial system and imperialistic power would not exist without enslavement and genocide. There is no way to extract the economic violence being committed upon Detroit residents from racial histories. 
According to RH Reality Check, "in Detroit, the cost of water is nearly twice the national average, and approximately half of the city’s customers owe outstanding balances on their water bills. But let’s situate this against a broader historical and sociopolitical backdrop. By 2011, half of Detroit’s working-age population was unemployed, and only 27 percent had full-time work. Nearly one in five Detroit residents were below the poverty line. Approximately three in five children were living in households headed by single mothers (see Rose Brewer’s article on the prison industrial complex). Moreover, these statistics are significantly worse for the city’s Black and Latino residents.” 
People simply cannot go without water and while this entire situation is larger than just “unpaid bills” but are acts of violence against these residents amidst larger economic and racial disenfranchisement, with the recent 15 day suspension on the human-made drought, hopefully no other excuses can be used to harm these people if they’re able to pay the bills. This isn’t about lack of “personal responsibility” creating negligence over a “luxury” but about systemic poverty, capitalism, privatization and WATER. 
Again, if you want to support Detroit residents through a confidential donation via this fundraiser created by two thoughtful Black women, visit: detroitwaterproject.org.

gradientlair:

I follow @KristyT on Twitter and she let me know about a project that she created with @tiffani (#DetroitWater) to help Detroit residents with their water costs. Their website is detroitwaterproject.org and there you can confidentially donate to cover a person’s bill. 

Detroit has the highest percentage of Black residents compared to any other major U.S. city, and as I wrote about in Black In The 99%, race is most certainly forever intertwined with class and poverty; these cannot be extracted from each other, especially in a country where its very financial system and imperialistic power would not exist without enslavement and genocide. There is no way to extract the economic violence being committed upon Detroit residents from racial histories. 

According to RH Reality Check, "in Detroit, the cost of water is nearly twice the national average, and approximately half of the city’s customers owe outstanding balances on their water bills. But let’s situate this against a broader historical and sociopolitical backdrop. By 2011, half of Detroit’s working-age population was unemployed, and only 27 percent had full-time work. Nearly one in five Detroit residents were below the poverty line. Approximately three in five children were living in households headed by single mothers (see Rose Brewer’s article on the prison industrial complex). Moreover, these statistics are significantly worse for the city’s Black and Latino residents.” 

People simply cannot go without water and while this entire situation is larger than just “unpaid bills” but are acts of violence against these residents amidst larger economic and racial disenfranchisement, with the recent 15 day suspension on the human-made drought, hopefully no other excuses can be used to harm these people if they’re able to pay the bills. This isn’t about lack of “personal responsibility” creating negligence over a “luxury” but about systemic poverty, capitalism, privatization and WATER. 

Again, if you want to support Detroit residents through a confidential donation via this fundraiser created by two thoughtful Black women, visit: detroitwaterproject.org.

nonbinarypunk:

There ARE laws against this. It’s called rape by deception or fraudulent rape and basically, it’s anytime the conditions of your consent are compromised. In a situation like this, you consented to protected sex. By having sex in a way you did not consent to, a crime WAS committed and he could be charged if any physical effects like pregnancy or STD occurred. Remember, ANY SEXUAL ACTIVITY YOU DON’T CONSENT TO IS RAPE. 
If a guy does this, it’s rape. Call the cops. Ruin his life since he has no problem risking yours. Make him fucking learn. Rapists belong in jail. Rape by deception is rape, not a funny “meme”. 

nonbinarypunk:

There ARE laws against this. It’s called rape by deception or fraudulent rape and basically, it’s anytime the conditions of your consent are compromised. In a situation like this, you consented to protected sex. By having sex in a way you did not consent to, a crime WAS committed and he could be charged if any physical effects like pregnancy or STD occurred. Remember, ANY SEXUAL ACTIVITY YOU DON’T CONSENT TO IS RAPE. 

If a guy does this, it’s rape. Call the cops. Ruin his life since he has no problem risking yours. Make him fucking learn. Rapists belong in jail. Rape by deception is rape, not a funny “meme”. 

There are so many bigger issues than this.
the exact same individual taking out the time to post on the exact same post he or she is trying so desperately to dismiss.

sub-sequent:

happiest:

do u ever wonder if anyone else in the world is listening to the exact same song as you and on the exact same lyric as you 

no.. I am already familiar with the concept of FM radio

We have a natural tendency to assume that a remarkable chemistry between two souls is confirmation that they are meant to be together. In the heat of profound feelings, it seems counter-intuitive to imagine ourselves separate from our beloved. But chemistry and longevity are not natural bedfellows. Just because we feel earth-shatteringly alive with someone doesn’t mean they are supposed to be our …life partner. They may have come for a very different reason - to awaken us, to expand us, to shatter us so wide open that we can never close again. Perhaps they were sent from afar to polish the rough diamond of your soul before vanishing into eternity. Perhaps they just came to give you new eyes. Better we surrender our expectations when the beloved comes. They may just be dropping in for a visit.
Jeff Brown (via disgustinghuman)

medievalpoc:

miloucomehome:

medievalpoc:

beggars-opera:

I’ve seen a few fashion posts trying to expand the “Marie Antoinette is not Victorian” rant, but this stuff can get complicated, so here is a semi-comprehensive list so everyone knows exactly when all of these eras were.

Please note that this is very basic and that there are sometimes subcategories (especially in the 17th century, Jacobean, Restoration, etc)

And people wonder WHY I complain about History/Art History periodization. Note how much overlap there is to the above “eras”, and how many exceptions and extensions there are to these categories.

Oh, and by the way…

Tudor:

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Elizabethan:

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Stuart:

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Georgian:

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Regency:

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Victorian:

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Edwardian:

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Because you wouldn’t want to be historically inaccurate.

Holy shi—the middle lady in the Victorian pic looks like my godmum! And the lady, on the right, in the Edwardian one looks almost like she could pass as one of my relatives!

…this is so eerie…but cool.

^^And that’s a big part of the reason why I do this. Everyone should be able to see images like these and feel like they, too, are a part of history.

People can quibble about minutiae as much as they’d like, and I honestly don’t mind the discussion, but when it comes down to it, medievalpoc is really about making an immediate visual impact that has changed how I view history, and I hope the same can be said for people who read these posts.

547,359 plays

Grown Woman (feat. Eartha Kitt)

Beyoncé

lilyfolk:

virginmistakes:

How BEYONCÉ should have opened.

I hope this gets reblogged forever

http://elionking.tumblr.com/post/92544925756/christel-thoughts-white-people-twerking-after

blackintexas:

christel-thoughts:

White people “twerking” after shitting on us for doing it for so long.

White people using “shade”, ” read”, and the like…and incorrectly.

White people fucking up ALL our popular dances.

Hip hop dance collectives that study us and then put together a group that rarely…

A white friend of mine said “Bye, Felicia.’ so I asked them if they had seen the movie.

"What movie?"

"Friday."

"Never heard of it."

????

speaking of which

theultraintrovert:

lovelifelaurennn:

whatwhiteswillneverknow:

dear-white-people:

YOU DEMANDED IT! Check out the full-length official trailer for Dear White People before it hits theaters this weekend. 

#HITSHARE #TURNUP#BELIEVETHEHYPE

Let’s raise hell…

YES OMG THANK YOUUUUUUUU

YAAAAAAASSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much!!

can i buy it now? like before i even go see it in the theatre? is that a thing? i want the DVD bro… AND the Blu Ray.