If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do?
Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.
Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?
On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet.
If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10th
Everyone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown: http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post/96020972118/be-a-part-of-the-great-internet-slowdown
wHY DOES THIS HAVE SO FEW NOTES
Was she going to slap you because you never in any way made him gay in the actual books, taking zero risks/doing absolutely nothing for gay characters in literature, and only announcing your “authorial intent” afterwards for a cheap shot at looking like an ~ally~
Gay people are just normal people. We are not told about any of the Hogwarts professors love lives, other than Snape, and it would be completely out of character for Dumbledore to walk around telling everyone about his sexuality.
Did you want her to make him dress in glittery platform boots, a crop top, and decorate his office in rainbow flags to make it more obvious for you? Would that be enough of a stereotype to appease you people? Or what? Please tell me. I’d like to know how you think a gay character is supposed to be portrayed.
And did you miss the Grindelwald chapters in the ‘actual books’? Or was that also not obvious enough for you? Did Dumbledore need to whisper “always” wistfully in order for you to connect that he had romantic feelings for Grindelwald? Maybe you are American and need them to gaze longingly into each others eyes with awkward close ups of their fingers almost grazing each other that Hollywood thinks means ‘true love’.
It didn’t fit into his relationship to Harry to ever say “I’m gay”, and so it was not stated explicitly (you might have noticed the book was told from Harry Potter’s perspective).
The point is though, that he is a homosexual, well respected, powerful, and very loved wizard- and his sexuality doesn’t matter because no one else thinks it matters. a.k.a. no one care that he loves men, and that is wonderful.
I’m going to have to jump on this post here.
This is not acceptable. It is not okay for the attitude about representation in media to be ‘nobody cares’, because that does fuck all for representation. The reason that ‘no one cares that he loves men’? That nobody knows.
It’s almost funny that you think that we want the character to fulfill your idea of what a gay man should act like- let’s be clear, we don’t. ‘Please tell me- I’d like to know how you think a gay character should be portrayed’ um, as gay??? As in, in the books, at some point, he refers to his sexuality rather than it being something that is revealed afterwards as a pointless easter egg?
And pardon me for not deducing Dumbledore’s feelings for Grindewald as I read the book as a young child. At this point I’d never been told what homosexuality even was, but SURE I guess it is obvious if you just read properly!!! Isn’t it funny how straight people criticise us for reading queer subtext into canonically ‘straight’ relationships but then are so quick to turn around and blame us when we can’t find it, or god forbid want more???
And as far as it being explicitly stated in the books… I don’t have them to refer to right now as I’m in a rush, but I seem to recall Harry asking Dumbledore if he was ever in love. All that would have needed to happen here was for Dumbledore to say ‘a young man broke my heart when I was very young and I haven’t loved another since’ OR SOMETHING.
So sorry. I’m not buying your bullshit about nobody knows=nobody cares=good. What nobody knows means is that, as I finished the books as a 10 year old, I still didn’t know what gay meant, and I had no gay role models that would have made coming to terms with my sexuality around 110% easier.
How fucking hard is it to slip into one of his talks about protecting people and blah blah blah that “I once loved somebody Harry, I was blind to his ways . Remember that, when you must choose the right thing to do, remember love isn’t an excuse”
It’s so easy to change pronouns and once writers start slipping it in THEN it becomes a case of people know but it’s not an issue. All it takes is a slip.
So the only reasonable way I saw fit to calm my feelings about this movie was a simple solution. DRAW ALL THE DRAGONS. Guys go see HTTYD 2, hands down it was probably the best animated film I’ve seen in a while.
People who interpret Doflamingo’s flashback as proof that he was a spoiled brat should re-read the latest chapter again.
* He explicitly blames his father for the death of his mother
* He thinks his father was chasing windmills for renouncing his nobility and living like a ‘average human being’.
He was a kid who had everything and lost everything because of his father’s beliefs - beliefs he can’t comprehend, whether because he’s a psychopath or because he simply can’t imagine what could be ‘better’ than what they had, and when he tried to reclaim his nobility by quite literally giving the Celestial Dragons his father’s head on a plate, they threw his offering back into his face. To him, his past is rather tragic and it does explain to a certain extent why he does the things he does. — It doesn’t justify them, but it does offer some insight into the reasoning behind them.
It’s likely that they lived on the streets after that. Corazón and him alone with no money and no fame, holding onto his anger because it was the only thing he had left.
These Pottermore stats literally go against every house stereotype ever
My therapist asked me to create something “motivating” so I made these.
I really love these, and I reblog them every single time. Some of you don’t realize how easy it’s to forget to do some of those stuff or how hard they can be some days.UHM, these may or may not be totally accurate.
I like people who are learning to like themselves. Support people on the path to self confidence.