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Bats and crabs and all that jazz!

Day 36: My white father still hasn't completely learned about white privilege, I'm getting there.

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My 5-year-old insists that Bilbo Baggins is a girl.

The first time she made this claim, I protested. Part of the fun of reading to your kids, after all, is in sharing the stories you loved as a child. And in the story I knew, Bilbo was a boy. A boy hobbit. (Whatever that entails.)

But my daughter was determined. She liked the story pretty well so far, but Bilbo was definitely a girl. So would I please start reading the book the right way? I hesitated. I imagined Tolkien spinning in his grave. I imagined mean letters from his testy estate. I imagined the story getting as lost in gender distinctions as dwarves in the Mirkwood.

Then I thought: What the hell, it’s just a pronoun. My daughter wants Bilbo to be a girl, so a girl she will be. And you know what? The switch was easy. Bilbo, it turns out, makes a terrific heroine. She’s tough, resourceful, humble, funny, and uses her wits to make off with a spectacular piece of jewelry. Perhaps most importantly, she never makes an issue of her gender—and neither does anyone else.

veganelfprincess:

kev-n:

The ol rrrrrrrazzle dazzle

The longer I watch, the funnier it gets

veganelfprincess:

kev-n:

The ol rrrrrrrazzle dazzle

The longer I watch, the funnier it gets

devlinthegreat:

thewindtalker:

This scene was improvised, so ludacris’ reaction is genuine and dwayne didn’t have a line after tyrese said his.

Lmao .

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Oscar Wilde (via scorpiae)
killertune:

Batman & Robin print I’ll be selling at Wondercon!

killertune:

Batman & Robin print I’ll be selling at Wondercon!