Reid Wiseman is a national treasure.
Darren Hunt of Utah
The murder of young Black Men by police continues.
oh for fucks SAKE
Y’all he was shot in the back…. HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK…
He was carrying a sword? This mf in my geography class carried a sword to class everyday and when I expressed my discomfort it was dismissed. But this brotha was shot in the back.
and it was a blunted sword.. couldn’t have cut anybody… but white people walking around with loaded rifles in target…
Exactly! This is evil.
Damn. Niggas can’t even cosplay anymore? I would love to see the cosplay community say something about this but that definitely won’t happen
Also: this paper is edited by a clown. It should’ve been in the first fucking paragraph that this dude was cosplaying. I’m reading this shit wondering why the fuck this negro is walking down the street with a sword and obvious answer is hidden almost at the en of the article.
This dude was cosplaying.
He was dressed up in a costume.
Should all black people just stay home on Halloween this year?
Friendly reminder that the police shot a black cosplayer in the back
Jesus Christ, American law enforcement. Get your fucking shit together.
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"But it’s very strange. Cause this is the first time I’ve ever seen a law change because the government was just like, ‘*sigh*… fine’."
Mulaney: An Opening Act Preview Special | (x)
honeymoon is an interesting term because an actual moon made of honey would imply space bees which is pretty horrifying
endless list of favorite characters → katniss everdeen, the hunger games
The bird, the pin, the song, the berries, the watch, the cracker, the dress that burst into flames. I am the mockingjay. The one that survived despite the Capitol’s plans. The symbol of the rebellion.
But that ain’t Jennifer Lawrence? Looks more like Keisha Castle-Hughes.
It’s Q’orianka Kilcher, and I used her as a dreamcast because I always read Katniss as PoC. Jennifer Lawrence is a fine actress, but she’s not at all an accurate representation of the Katniss in my head.
#sometimes i think the casting call was for a white girl because a woman of color raising up an army #and becoming the symbol of the revolution would be too close to social commentary they considered too radical #because we can rage against the patriarchy only if it’s in the future #and we can rage against racism only if it’s in the past #but we can’t rage against both #because that is too close to threatening the status quo of the present (via dealanexmachina)
I think i have talked about it but never in a separate meta post, mostly just mushed together with a lot of other points, so it’s no wonder you couldn’t find it.
Looking back on this season i have several thoughts about Malia and stiles and i think we’re mostly been assuming things again. Especially about their relationship which i think isn’t nearly as evolved as many seem to think. But it’s cleverly portrayed so that it looks like it’s more than it is, but without actually saying so.
(Before i go on, i’d like to point out that i will only address their relationship and not other theories about what stiles might be and malia’s backstory or agenda unless i feel it’s relevant.)
So the question to focus on how did stiles and malia go from two people who’ve met twice to an established couple so fast without us being witness to it.
My answer: they didn’t.
Stiles and Malia have two relationships
- Mentor/pupil relationship - stiles showing Malia the ropes, giving her the “human 101”
- Romantic relationship
I feel comfortable in claiming that the mentor relationship is firmly established when the seasons starts. The second one begins its awkward dance in 4x01, but unlike ships like scallison and scira the focus is not on the romance and the awkward/cute and most of their scenes are constructed in a way that makes the viewers assume more is going on.
Firstly we need to remember that from 3b to season 4 there is about a month time gap. Which means that there are 4-5 weeks of interactions between stiles and malia that we are not privy to. A lot can happen in that time, and could be the easy explanation. Allison and Scott had a whirlwind romance that escalated quickly. The same could be for Stiles and Malia, but just out of frame instead of on screen.
My claim however is that they were not together romantically during this time. I think they spent a lot of time together because clearly Stiles is the one who’s taken her under his wing and is showing her the ropes.
In episode 4x01 we get a sense of where stiles and malia are - and looking back I don’t think they have a sexual relationship at that point. In fact i don’t even think they’ve kissed again since the Eichen House incident in 3x20.
The first real interaction we see between stiles and malia is when the gang is locked in the bathroom and lydia is having a heart to heart with Araya about all things banshee.
we get this dialogue
Stiles: What about Lydia?
Malia: What about her?
Stiles: We’re not leaving without her.
Malia: Why not?
Stiles: Because we don’t leave without people. Remember, we talked about this? Rules of the wild kingdom don’t apply to friends.
Kira: Is that what you would do as a coyote, leave her for dead?
Malia: If she was weak and injured, yeah. If hunting had been bad that season, I would eat her. Then I’d leave.
Stiles: Mmm. Believe it or not, that’s progress.
We get a lot of these kinds of examples sprinkled throughout the season - stiles trying to “domesticate” her for lack of a better word, reciting lessons of “we’ve talked about” and “remember that” and the running joke is always “it’s progress”. Hardly romantic i’d say. This is a mentor/student dynamic. Sure it’s fond and i do think stiles genuinely cares for malia. But he’s not in love.
I know i’ve mentioned before that i think stiles has partly taken on the role as Malia’s teacher because he wants to make amends for all the shit nogi pulled last season. I think he’s filled with guilt - and he even admits to some of it in the episode where Malia is tied up in the lakehouse. He remembers everything, but also remembers liking the power it gave him.
And don’t forget the conversation they had in eichen house in the shower in episode 3x20:
Stiles: I was kind of wondering why you punched me.
Malia: Did you think I was going to thank you?
Stiles: No. Maybe. We did kind of save your life.
Malia: You’re right, Stiles. Thank you. Thanks for invading my home.
For putting me on the run. For turning me back to human so that I could look at my father every day and try to figure out how to explain to him that the reason my sister and mother are dead is because I almost ate them on a full moon. Thank you so very much.
Stiles: We were just trying to help.
Malia: You want to help me? Find a way to change me back.
Malia did kind of lay into him back then, perhaps making Stiles see that what they did to her back in 3x14 was “more bad than good” hence the episode title. He’s trying to make it up to her.
i think it was cupidsbower that did some metas on how the pack has actually been pretty ignorant when forcing malia back into human society and claiming they are saving her. in fact they have uprooted her from what she deems safe and her life, and thrust her into the unknown. Maybe stiles on some plane even realize this and is doing his best to make up for it?
I’ve seen people complaining about how stiles is out of character this season and they miss the spastic motor mouth of season 1 and 2. His behaviour both is and isn’t OOC. He’s been through a lot and as a result he’s grown and matured - that is character growth. But he’s also partly out of character because this is a season where stiles is surpressing part of who he is. I’m not quite sure if it’s a subconcious thing or if it’s a calculated thing. I think it falls slightly in between. More on that later.
Okay, this is already getting long and i’m on episode 4x01. Hit the read more to power through the rest with me
WHAT did they find in that pool
a dean winchester s9 appreciation
aka im a terrible person