"The podcast was happy that I had created “Community,” but also happy that that doesn’t automatically make me a happy person. They like to hear the fantasy-fulfillment of, “I work in a Starbucks right now, but I really wish I was a screenwriter. But, this guy is a screenwriter and he used to work in a Starbucks and he says that it kind of stays the same except you make less coffee and make more screenplays.”
I like that. I want to hear that — because it makes things feel more attainable to me. It makes me feel like what I’m doing right now isn’t a precursor to anything in particular. It’s just one aspect of a full life."

Dan Harmon - http://www.indiewire.com/article/community-creator-dan-harmon-is-not-ashamed-and-yahoo-doesnt-mind-20141002 (via slavetohiscat)

I do want to shove this in everyone’s faces.  Getting your dream job does not magically cure you of your life ailments.  You’re still the same person, with the same personality quirks, and the same flaws.

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"Every time you take a meadow and turn it into a shopping center, you have decreased the world’s population of butterflies."

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8:08 am
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gohomeluhan:

As I’m walking through Target with my little sister, the kid somehow manages to convince me to take a trip down the doll aisle. I know the type - brands that preach diversity through displays of nine different variations of white and maybe a black girl if you’re lucky enough. What I instead found as soon as I turned into the aisle were these two boxes.

The girl on the left is Shola, an Afghani girl from Kabul with war-torn eyes. Her biography on the inside flap tells us that “her country has been at war since before she was born”, and all she has left of her family is her older sister. They’re part of a circus, the one source of light in their lives, and they read the Qur’an. She wears a hijab.

The girl on the right is Nahji, a ten-year-old Indian girl from Assam, where “young girls are forced to work and get married at a very early age”. Nahji is smart, admirable, extremely studious. She teaches her fellow girls to believe in themselves. In the left side of her nose, as tradition mandates, she has a piercing. On her right hand is a henna tattoo.

As a Pakistani girl growing up in post-9/11 America, this is so important to me. The closest thing we had to these back in my day were “customizable” American Girl dolls, who were very strictly white or black. My eyes are green, my hair was black, and my skin is brown, and I couldn’t find my reflection in any of those girls. Yet I settled, just like I settled for the terrorist jokes boys would throw at me, like I settled for the butchered pronunciations of names of mine and my friends’ countries. I settled for a white doll, who at least had my eyes if nothing else, and I named her Rabeea and loved her. But I still couldn’t completely connect to her.

My little sister, who had been the one to push me down the aisle in the first place, stopped to stare with me at the girls. And then the words, “Maybe they can be my American Girls,” slipped out of her mouth. This young girl, barely represented in today’s society, finally found a doll that looks like her, that wears the weird headscarf that her grandma does and still manages to look beautiful.

I turned the dolls’ boxes around and snapped a picture of the back of Nahji’s. There are more that I didn’t see in the store; a Belarusian, an Ethiopian, a Brazilian, a Laotian, a Native American, a Mexican. And more.

These are Hearts 4 Hearts dolls, and while they haven’t yet reached all parts of the world (I think they have yet to come out with an East Asian girl), they need all the support they can get so we can have a beautiful doll for every beautiful young girl, so we can give them what our generation never had.

Please don’t let this die. If you know a young girl, get her one. I know I’m buying Shola and Nahji for my little sister’s next birthday, because she needs a doll with beautiful brown skin like hers, a doll who wears a hijab like our older sister, a doll who wears real henna, not the blue shit white girls get at the beach.

The Hearts 4 Hearts girls are so important. Don’t overlook them. Don’t underestimate them. These can be the future if we let them.

You can read more about the dolls here: http://www.playmatestoys.com/brands/hearts-for-hearts-girls

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shmurdapunk:

there is literally nothing at all subversive about casting idris elba as heimdall.

it would be like if they made Alfred black 

there’s nothing subversive about putting actors of color in the same roles people of color have always been assigned to - butlers, maids, doormen, taxi drivers, drug dealers, etc

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hussieologist:

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darvinasafo:

Our Ancestors left their marks.

These are not our ancestors for THE last time.

Girl now you know they not gonna listen.

The struggle these niggas go through to connect us to North and East Africa is almost admirable.

redbellied-piranha:

hussieologist:

redbellied-piranha:

darvinasafo:

Our Ancestors left their marks.

These are not our ancestors for THE last time.

Girl now you know they not gonna listen.

The struggle these niggas go through to connect us to North and East Africa is almost admirable.


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all-american-shota asked:

About NaNoWriMo, are the novels you write on the site accessible to everyone or easily searchable? Does this also hinder my chance to get said written novel published?

fixyourwritinghabits:

You write your novels on your own word processor. At the end of the month, you need to paste your novel into a box to validate your wordcount to win, but you could simply paste 50,000 words of lorem ispum if you’re worried.

No one else can read your novel as it’s not stored on the NaNoWriMo site, but your synopsis and excerpt could be searchable through Google. Many published books (The Night Circus, Cinder, etc.) were NaNoWriMo novels so I’d say that it doesn’t affect your chances of publication at all! 

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Oct 19
5:25 pm
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beautiesofafrique:

Nubian children (Sudan & Egypt) 

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mimicryisnotmastery:

the people who post pictures comparing shackles to gold chains are the worst type of people

i can tell they gonna be unintelligent, broke and sad forever

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