when you ship a ship so hard you don’t even care about the smut; you just want a billion page book about their entire lives beginning to end and how their lives are intertwined with one another’s and how beautiful their love is
Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception).
Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularly, how do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them?
— Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format.
my eyes are saying sleep but my mind is saying internet
omg i was fooling around with gif making and the loop makes it look like they’re playing a really intense game of frisbee.
i want a fic about sansa getting married to loras and margaery to renly then when everyone else is asleep margaery and loras high five each other every night when they meet in the corridor whilst changing rooms and they live happily ever after
This is the best female titan cosplay I’ve ever seen.
Davos Seaworth gets engulfed by a giant version of himself, breaking through from the fifth dimension.
Stop what you are doing and watch this.
THIS ACTULLY HAPPENED CAN YOU FUCING BELIVE
THIS IS INCREDIBLE
#if you don’t think Natasha ‘I published all my criminal wrongdoings to save the world’#’potentially earning myself a lifetime in jail or a death sentence in multiple countires’#’and holding my own against gods and superhumans because shit needs to get done’ Romanoff#is a Big Damn Hero let me explain you a thing (x)
Remember when Harry wore an earring
What a day to be alive
I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT THIS. DOES ANYONE EVEN CARE? DO YOU EVEN GIVE A SHIT THAT HARRY STYLES, 20, WORE A DANGLY CROSS CLIP-ON EARRING, HIS SHIRT UNBUTTONED DOWN TO HIS NAVEL TO SHOW OFF HIS AMPLE BREASTS, RAGS WRAPPED AROUND HIS HAIR? IS ANYONE EVEN THINKING ABOUT THIS AT ALL TIMES? DID THE VERY CELLS IN YOUR BLOOD NOT CHANGE SHAPE INTO DANGLY CROSS CLIP-ON EARRINGS? WHEN YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES TO STRUGGLE TO SLEEP AT NIGHT, DOES THE CROSS CLIP-ON EARRING NOT DANGLE BEHIND YOUR EYELIDS, BACKLIT BY THE FIRES OF HELL? GOD DAMN. DANGLY CROSS CLIP-ON EARRING WORN BY HARRY STYLES OF ONE DIRECTION: AS ESSENTIAL AS SAYING YOUR PRAYERS.