...to defeat the huns.

DeAnna aka Dee or Meowbooks. Student of Life. Hufflepuff. Whovian.
If you're just looking to see what I'll reblog: Optimism, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Supernatural, things about social media, social issues, geeky things, Pirates of the Caribbean,NBC's Chuck, Game of Thones, Quotes and a slew of other stuff that tickles my fancy.

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This post is me acknowledging that some people go onto tumblr to escape the real world and to soothe themselves after stressful experiences, so if they block or ignore social justice and news stories so that their decompression isn’t interrupted with yet more stress, it is not only no one’s business but it makes perfect sense.

Never judge people for not reblogging something.

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Tumblr promotes such negative body image while pretending to be body positive. The thousands of popular “one day I’ll wake up maybe I won’t be so ugly lol” type posts are so bad for people to just take in and accept as fact tbh. This website supports low self-esteem while also acting intellectually superior and pretentious as FUCK.

I think tumblr’s problems are simply the symptom of a larger societal problem. So yeah, even when I do have those days when I feel crappy I try not to reblog those posts because THOSE types of posts do not help. It’s something that’s important to keep in context. As much as we want to make tumblr safe, a place to be creative, to learn, and encourage all of that..I don’t think the website itself is all good or bad. It’s simply we’re not in a vacuum. We are not separate from larger society. 




There were three sorts of Dornishmen, the first King Daeron had observed. There were the salty Dornishmen who lived along the coasts, the sandy Dornishmen of the deserts and long river valleys, and the stony Dornishmen who made their fastnesses in the passes and heights of the Red Mountains. The salty Domishmen had the most Rhoynish blood, the stony Dornishmen the least.

All three one sorts seemed well represented in Doran’s retinue. The salty Dornishmen were lithe and dark white as fuck, with smooth olive pale ass skin and long black hair racist turbans streaming in the wind. The sandy Dornishmen were even darker whiter, their faces burned brown white by the hot Dornish sun. They wound long bright scarfs around their helms to ward off sunstroke. The stony Dornishmen were biggest and fairest (finally some more white people up in here), sons of the Andals and the First Men, brownhaired or blond, with faces that freckled or burned in the sun instead of browning.

The lords wore silk and satin robes with jeweled belts and flowing sleeves. Their armor was heavily enameled and inlaid with burnished copper, shining silver, and soft red gold. They came astride red horses and golden ones and a few as pale as snow, all slim and swift, with long necks and narrow beautiful heads. The fabled sand steeds of Dorne were smaller than proper warhorses and could not bear such weight of armor, but it was said that they could run for a day and night and another day, and never tire.

#i took some liberty and corrected the shitty book version to make it into the vastly superior david&dan version #thank you for your time #who needs representation anyways since we all can see how spanish/italian inspired dorne obviously is

Thank you for this great gifset contrasted with the original text description of the Dornishmen. I think just about everyone was fairly disappointed in the casting here. It shouldn’t have to be pointed out that:

1. the books (ASOIAF) are not accurate to history in a general sense

2. the books are not accurate to history in the sense of dragons and magic

3. the show (Game of Thrones) is not accurate to the books in terms of people and casting as the characters are described, in many ways that do a disservice to people of color

4. this is inarguable whitewashing, and I do not generally use that term very often.

Once more, I’ll point out that Fantasy is not History. Once again, I’ll point out that whether or not Dorne is supposed to be ‘inspired by’ Medieval Spain or Italy, this is still inaccurate.

Medievalpoc posts tagged ‘Spain’

Medievalpoc posts tagged ‘Italy’

"But these are aristocrats/nobility and I think that means something about my ideas on race and history”

Medievalpoc tagged “ASOIAF”

Medievalpoc tagged “Game of Thrones”

And a final reminder: These books and the show based on it were created on purpose by human beings for an audience-both of whom are modern people and part of American culture, right here, right now. The choices made, the casting, the storylines and plot points, all are conscious decisions made by people. Game of Thrones isn’t history, it is a fantasy show.

P.S. I personally am a fan of the show and the books, I have seen every episode and read every book, including some of the short fiction (so no worries about spoiling me).  I don’t feel particularly conflicted in being critical of it, or analyzing it.

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Anyone else notice how Ariel is the only princess who had the guts to physically attack her enemy? :)




excuse me?



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Leverage - 1.03 The Two-Horse Job





Remember when Disney was all like ‘fuck how races work and homogeneous casts and couples’?

Black and white couple produce fillipino-american child. White dude is the valet. White step mother, one white step sister, one black step sister. Just a jumble, and it ought to happen again.

Some facts from imdb:

First multi-racial cast performing Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

Whitney Houston was producing Rodger and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” and was to star in it until she decided that Brandy Norwood would make a better Cinderella. Brandy would not do it unless her idol Whitney took the Fairy Godmother role.

Brandy Norwood became the first African-American to play Cinderella. This version broke viewer-ship records when it debuted, and it holds the record for the bestselling video for a made for TV movie.

So fuck any noise where people say audiences don’t want to see a mixed race couple, or more people of color. This was a success from television. I still remember Brandy singing Impossible. 

That ought to happen again. Mixed race live action cast where the relationships don’t made genetic or racial sense.

This was my life when it came out…

This is my standard for diversity casting.

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"I could use some back-up. I’ll understand if you can’t."
"You know better than that."
"Yeah, I guess so."

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This has to be one of my favorite post on tumblr.

wow this is so clever

i want more of this

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It turns out procrastination is not typically a function of laziness, apathy or work ethic as it is often regarded to be. It’s a neurotic self-defense behavior that develops to protect a person’s sense of self-worth.

You see, procrastinators tend to be people who have, for whatever reason, developed to perceive an unusually strong association between their performance and their value as a person. This makes failure or criticism disproportionately painful, which leads naturally to hesitancy when it comes to the prospect of doing anything that reflects their ability — which is pretty much everything.

"Well, goodnight folks. If you need me I’ll be unconscious."

"Ahhhh, to sleep. A chance to dream."

"On the other hand, maybe I’ll have another cup of coffee."

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A man in the grocery store line today approached me and said, “Sir, when I first saw you I was extremely attracted to you, but then I noticed that you are a boy. How… I mean, why do you dress so provocatively?”

I responded, “Well, in today’s world the majority of the straight male race view women as objects, or something that belongs to them. I dress provocatively because it attracts the attention of men in a sexual and OBJECTIVE way. However, when realized that I am actually male, they often become confused, disgusted, upset or all of the above. By inflicting this minor emotional damaged upon the ego of a man raised by twisted societal gender norms, maybe, just maybe the individual will think twice before viewing another woman with an objective attitude and sense of belonging. No woman, belongs to ANYONE. Male or female, the equality of human beings needs to be a priority. It is something worth dressing up for.”

I AM NOT KIDDING. The woman behind me, the female cashier, the old lady bagging groceries and the woman in front of me who was talking on the phone STOPPED, …. and proceeded to gasp and clap. The man shook my hand, told me to have a blessed day and then said, “excuse me ladies, I need to visit my daughter.”

…. I was shaking by the time I walked out of the store.

- Elliott Alexzander

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It looks like a fantastic project. I’ve followed the director’s blog for a while. He’s not only a huge Harry Potter fan,but his attention to detail in his cosplays for his other fandoms is amazing. I’m sure his team will put the same amount of care and attention into this project. They’ve already put so much work into it: scouting locations, looking up costs, casting people.

This film would also be helping a group of college students do their thesis project. I only donated a little,but if I wasn’t a struggling college student myself I would’ve donated more than 35 bucks. Any amount will help them—a dollar—anything. 

They’re almost half-way to their goal, but there are only a few days left. If they don’t reach their goal, you won’t be charged anything, but if they do we’ll get an amazing fan-film. And we’ve all craved more marauder films.

You can donate to the film at it’s kickstarter.



The guys hooked me up with a good looking pineapple for prom. I “sedjuiced” him later

I regret nothing

And that’s how I ended my senior year

Lesson: Never be ashamed to go alone

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A general view of the York Maize maze in the shape of a Dalek and images of the first Doctor, William Hartnell and the most recent Matt Smith on July 12, 2013 in York, United Kingdom. ‘The World’s Biggest Dalek’ - The York Maize Maze 2013 - The world’s biggest image of a Dalek, at over 300m (1000ft) long, has been created in an 18 acre field of over one million living maize plants by Yorkshire farmer and Doctor Who fan Tom Pearcy as his tribute to the 50th avnniversary of the show. The York Maize Maze opens to the public on Saturday 13 July 2013 until Monday 2 September.

"well you don’t answer your phone"

Blimey, that’s—



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