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 owldee)

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melusine-enraged:

remember this gif?

melusine-enraged:

remember this gif?

fromthefloatingworld:

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

fromthefloatingworld:

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

mychemicalbooks:

ohsomanybooks:

manikinfear:

booksarehereforyou:

flutish:

WHAT

WHAT WHAT

WHAT

WHAT

WHAAA *SPILLS COFFEE*

WHEN IS SOON? IS SOON NOW?

mychemicalbooks:

ohsomanybooks:

manikinfear:

booksarehereforyou:

flutish:

WHAT

WHAT WHAT

WHAT

WHAT

WHAAA *SPILLS COFFEE*

WHEN IS SOON? IS SOON NOW?

someone-somewheree:

gen-tan:

xeduo:

welcome-foolishmortals:

This is going on my tumblr again.

every october

and some of the months in-between

I get it…

when the one ghost turns his head AWW HAHABAHABH<3

lavagatrabajadoble:

STAND WITH SURVIVORS AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

lavagatrabajadoble:

STAND WITH SURVIVORS AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

thingsorganizedneatly:

Soldiers’ Inventories by Thom Atkinson, for the Telegraph Magazine

editor: Great series of British soldiers’ equipment from different wars and battles through British history & up to the present. See the original story on the Telegraph website, an interview on Creative Review, & full series of images on ThomAtkinson.com