From the Detroit Red Wings website.
Henrik and Emma Zetterberg being awesome.
^ Things I am sick of in fiction
I am just so fucking TIRED of seeing queer characters getting treated like shit, never getting to have a happy ending and always ending up either miserable or dead. OR BOTH.
I am so sick of this bullshit where queer characters never get to have a happy ending.
One of the only times a queer character is safe from this crap is if they’re the ‘quirky’ gay friend of the straight characters, presumably because the quirky gay friend is never actually acknowledged as fucking people of the same sex, they’re just there to act slightly stereotypical and be the punchline of the kind of tired, tedious jokes that straight people find amusing like ‘OH MY GOD gay men like fashion and hair dressing that’s hillarious’ or ‘Lesbians are SO butch, isn’t that just too funny?’
It’s not limited to Hollywood either, fiction in general is infested with this crap with queer characters/couples usually being the first to be killed off when some talentless hack wants to create ‘drama’ and is too lazy to think of any interesting ways to do it
It is utterly PATHETIC, lazy writing and I am so fucking bored of seeing all of these fucking hetero characters who I literally could not give a single fuck about get to have their precious little ‘Happy endings’ in fiction, while all the queer characters ever get is suffering and death
Some people will say shit like ‘Oh but it shouldn’t matter what sexuality the dead character was’
And to those people I say ‘Do they have magical edible rainbows and singing fish in the delusional fantasy land you’re living in?’
It matters because fiction is positively INFESTED with tedious heterosexual characters, while LGBTQ characters barely appear.
Take comics for example. If you were to kill off fifty straight characters in the DCU or Marvel universe, there are still HUNDREDS if not thousands more named straight characters to read about
On the other hand, if you were to kill off FIVE queer characters in the DCU right now, guess how many that would leave for queer fans to read about?
LESS THAN TEN
Out of the 52 titles that DC currently publishes, there is a total of fourteen canon queer characters currently appearing
Or TV shows…the average TV show has maybe, at most, TWO queer couples (If we’re lucky) and most TV shows just have one or two queer characters who get NO romantic plotlines whatsoever
And movies? Unless it’s a movie specifically about queer people, chances are the cast is going to be about as mind numbingly, TEDIOUSLY heterosexual as you can possibly imagine
There definitely needs to be more queer characters in all media, and not just the joke-y gays on sitcoms. I haven’t seen The Fosters yet, but it’s a step in the right direction.
I am SO happy that The Fosters is a thing that exists now…we need more awesome shows like this, STARRING queer characters, rather than just having one or two queer characters in the supporting cast <3(via thefingerfuckingfemalefury)
so i’ve seen this post go around before, but i absolutely fucking lost it today when i saw it on my dash. so here, just in case white people have forgotten how well represented they are in the Disney franchise i made you a picture of all the beautiful white Disney girls you have and have had to look up to all your lives. thats not even all of them. Hell your even getting a new one soon! (not to mention every fucking live action character)
half of the princesses of color are racist caricatures, and Atlantian isn’t a race or an ethnicity, and Tiana was a fucking frog for more than half of the fucking film.
P.S. don’t ever use the word g***y to describe the Romani People
P.P.S. Native American and Indian are two different things.
He really should be proud of them ass-ets.
Reblogging because reasons.
sometimes I forget that rulers work with tablets and I get really frustrated with my inability to freehand straight lines
YOU COULD DO THIS
BUT IT MAKES SO MUCH SENSE
omfg for real I thought this was just me?
er, dear artists of Tumblr:
WHY DID THIS NEVER OCCUR TO ME?
by the gods..
Oh my God someone read my rps again.
I AM SORRY BUT THIS IS WHY I AM EMBARRASSED TO BE AN AMERICAN. IF A HIJAB THAT DORNS THE AMERICAN FLAG PATTERN IS NOT ACCEPTABLE BUT SKIMPY ASS BIKINIS OR WEARING THE FUCKING ACTUAL FLAG IS ACCEPTABLE, JUST BECAUSE THE PERSON IS WHITE, I WANT TO FUCKING THROW UP.
(I don’t have a thing against Audrey Kitching, she was just merely and example).
But this fucking disgusts me right here. It makes me want to say, fuck this country and its racism and double standards.
Not so proud to be an American
Because they say we’re “free”
They forget the freedoms and rights
Supposedly secured for you and me
Hate and ignorance is the great cancer of my beautiful country America. I hope someday we will learn to see people and not prejudice.
reblogging again because it’s absolutely incredible
important as fuck
can i put this on my refrigerator