My life is a poem

and I'm writing it as I go.

652 notes

I believe that Collins’ construction of Rue as the symbol of innocence meant that some readers automatically imagined her as White. After all, in what universe is an older Black tween innocent? Certainly not in American schools, with the often noted discipline gap. Certainly not in contemporary children’s literature, where Black kids and teens are underrepresented… and when they do appear, are sometimes viewed as “unlikeable” or “unrelatable.”

Collins also makes the grave mistake of stating from Katniss’ point of view that Rue reminds her of her younger sister, Prim. Prim is a much more familiar figure in children’s literature — the guileless, golden girl child often is the counterweight that balances the evil that the protagonist must overcome, and The Hunger Games is no exception. What is different is that while trapped in the Game, Rue becomes Katniss’ Prim, a younger companion who shares in the existential threat until she is overcome by it.

This was too much for some readers to take.
"Why is Rue a Little Black Girl?" - The Problem of Innocence in the Dark Fantastic by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas (The Dark Fantastic)  (via diversityinya)

(via thatemilyperson)

262,864 notes

minervose:

poplerpig:

don’t u love how movies about the future changed it used to be like 

woa flying cars

image

woa holograms

image

woa time travel

image

and now its just like 

we’re 

image

allimage

probablyimage

goingimage

to die in some horrible apocalypse 

says a lot about out cultural state of mind

(via otter-with-a-labrys)

502 notes

Which brings me to a sad, but true, story. Which might explain why these books sometimes, sometimes, don’t get into your hands. Because no-one tells you about them.

When Ash was first launched here in the UK, I went to a ‘meet and greet’ with a large selection of booksellers. Now these were invited to HarperCollins HQ, so were the chosen few.

I waltzed around the room, telling them how excited I was that Ash was coming out, how it delved into mythology, history and just EPIC heroicness.

Then I met a bookseller who nodded politely then said:

“I can’t see the point stocking it. We’ve no Indians in our town.”

Well, I doubt she had any hobbits either but I bet she sold a few copies of The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings in her shop.

Diversity, why we fight the good fight by Sarwat Chadda

(via tubooks)

(via skyedancer-rae)

52,573 notes

monobeartheater:

absorr:

ultrafacts:

Source For more posts like this, CLICK HERE to follow Ultrafacts 

 Some of you are reblogging because you think its funny that programmers would talk to ducks. I’m reblogging because I think its funny picturing a programmer explaining their code, realizing what they did when they explain the bad code, then grabbing the strangling the duck while yelling “WHY WAS THE FIX THAT SIMPLE!? AM I GOING BLIND!”

AS A PROGRAMMER I CAN TELL YOU THAT THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU FUCKING DO WE HAD TO BAN THE DUCKS FROM MY CLASSES BECAUSE EVERYONE WOULD FLIP THE DUCK OR THROW IT AT A WALL OR SOMETHING WHEN THEY FIGURED OUT THE PROBLEM IN THEIR CODE

monobeartheater:

absorr:

ultrafacts:

Source For more posts like this, CLICK HERE to follow Ultrafacts

 Some of you are reblogging because you think its funny that programmers would talk to ducks. I’m reblogging because I think its funny picturing a programmer explaining their code, realizing what they did when they explain the bad code, then grabbing the strangling the duck while yelling “WHY WAS THE FIX THAT SIMPLE!? AM I GOING BLIND!”

AS A PROGRAMMER I CAN TELL YOU THAT THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU FUCKING DO WE HAD TO BAN THE DUCKS FROM MY CLASSES BECAUSE EVERYONE WOULD FLIP THE DUCK OR THROW IT AT A WALL OR SOMETHING WHEN THEY FIGURED OUT THE PROBLEM IN THEIR CODE

(via otter-with-a-labrys)

478,817 notes

naturalscorpiosub:

itsalongwayup:

captainshaythegreat:

prettylittlesouthernbeauty:

spazzifyouwantto:

thisstoryuntold:

LOL brilliant 
he straight up just WALKED through that shit
this is possibly the best play I have ever seen before in my life.

best play ever.

I have to reblog this again. I laughed for like ten mins in class about it.

The other team is so confused by him walking it takes them a minute to react thats brilliant

I don’t care if this doesn’t fit my blog. This is perfect.

Smooth criminal

naturalscorpiosub:

itsalongwayup:

captainshaythegreat:

prettylittlesouthernbeauty:

spazzifyouwantto:

thisstoryuntold:

LOL brilliant 

he straight up just WALKED through that shit

this is possibly the best play I have ever seen before in my life.

best play ever.

I have to reblog this again. I laughed for like ten mins in class about it.

The other team is so confused by him walking it takes them a minute to react thats brilliant

I don’t care if this doesn’t fit my blog. This is perfect.

Smooth criminal

(Source: 4gifs, via otter-with-a-labrys)