My Pop Culture Summer

I spend an unhealthy amount of time reading about Kurt and Blaine, the actors who portray them, and other related topics. I'm semi-anonymous, as I am much too old for this fandom and easily embarrassed-(I’m 88 days older then Ryan Murphy.)-also there would be CONSEQUENCES if my connection to this blog were discovered.
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intoxication-s2:

I made Klaine Proposal Paper Crafts for my friend s2young’s birthday present last week.

When I was take these pictures, I tried to make them hold each other’s hands (last photo) but their arms are too short. :(

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firesnaps:

BadBoy!Blaine: *doesn’t cut the rings on a six-pack of soda* 

BadBoy!Blaine: *…feels bad about it later and fishes it out of the trash when no one is looking.* 

BadBoy!Blaine: *doesn’t thank the cafeteria workers when getting his lunch* 

BadBoy!Blaine: *goes back later and leaves a heartfelt card and a dozen cookies* 

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gohomeluhan:

As I’m walking through Target with my little sister, the kid somehow manages to convince me to take a trip down the doll aisle. I know the type - brands that preach diversity through displays of nine different variations of white and maybe a black girl if you’re lucky enough. What I instead found as soon as I turned into the aisle were these two boxes.

The girl on the left is Shola, an Afghani girl from Kabul with war-torn eyes. Her biography on the inside flap tells us that “her country has been at war since before she was born”, and all she has left of her family is her older sister. They’re part of a circus, the one source of light in their lives, and they read the Qur’an. She wears a hijab.

The girl on the right is Nahji, a ten-year-old Indian girl from Assam, where “young girls are forced to work and get married at a very early age”. Nahji is smart, admirable, extremely studious. She teaches her fellow girls to believe in themselves. In the left side of her nose, as tradition mandates, she has a piercing. On her right hand is a henna tattoo.

As a Pakistani girl growing up in post-9/11 America, this is so important to me. The closest thing we had to these back in my day were “customizable” American Girl dolls, who were very strictly white or black. My eyes are green, my hair was black, and my skin is brown, and I couldn’t find my reflection in any of those girls. Yet I settled, just like I settled for the terrorist jokes boys would throw at me, like I settled for the butchered pronunciations of names of mine and my friends’ countries. I settled for a white doll, who at least had my eyes if nothing else, and I named her Rabeea and loved her. But I still couldn’t completely connect to her.

My little sister, who had been the one to push me down the aisle in the first place, stopped to stare with me at the girls. And then the words, “Maybe they can be my American Girls,” slipped out of her mouth. This young girl, barely represented in today’s society, finally found a doll that looks like her, that wears the weird headscarf that her grandma does and still manages to look beautiful.

I turned the dolls’ boxes around and snapped a picture of the back of Nahji’s. There are more that I didn’t see in the store; a Belarusian, an Ethiopian, a Brazilian, a Laotian, a Native American, a Mexican. And more.

These are Hearts 4 Hearts dolls, and while they haven’t yet reached all parts of the world (I think they have yet to come out with an East Asian girl), they need all the support they can get so we can have a beautiful doll for every beautiful young girl, so we can give them what our generation never had.

Please don’t let this die. If you know a young girl, get her one. I know I’m buying Shola and Nahji for my little sister’s next birthday, because she needs a doll with beautiful brown skin like hers, a doll who wears a hijab like our older sister, a doll who wears real henna, not the blue shit white girls get at the beach.

The Hearts 4 Hearts girls are so important. Don’t overlook them. Don’t underestimate them. These can be the future if we let them.

You can read more about the dolls here: http://www.playmatestoys.com/brands/hearts-for-hearts-girls

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lurkdusoleil:

This is for the lovely raspberriesandcolfer, who requested a soulmate AU with famous!Blaine and fan!Kurt. Thanks to my betas madam-wakefield, wishesonfallenstars, and mikybaby. Quick warning for needles, mentions of hatemail, and reference to abuse. Enjoy!

It is on principle that Kurt refuses to ink his arm.

“But it’s the name of your soulmate!” Rachel protests, time and time again. “It’s just a little injection and then all your dreams can come true.”

“My dream is to star in my own Broadway show while simultaneously launching my first clothing line,” Kurt retorts. “I’m not going to waste the time I could be spending on that looking for someone who may or may not show up.”

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gleekto:

So question for anyone here - I thought the premise of ‘Jane the Virgin’ (virgin gets pregnant by accident through insemination or something like that) sounded awful (and even the title makes me cringe) - but I see it is hugely acclaimed. So what thinks any of you? 

Do tell.

Haven’t watched it yet —- but I was wondering if it was based on the 2006 film Quinceañera.  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quincea%C3%B1era_%28film%29)  Quinceañera was a lovely film; I especially enjoyed the sub-plot with the gay male cousin and his older lovers 9a couple).

maximumbuttitude:

maxofs2d:

r.i.p. giant french buttplug

may you go on to plug the great ass in the sky

maximumbuttitude:

maxofs2d:

r.i.p. giant french buttplug

may you go on to plug the great ass in the sky

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misandry-mermaid:

iseealittlesilhouettoofacat:

fucknosexistcostumes:

"The hyper-sexualization of little girls and their bodies, as a mother, really bothers me. It plays into the sexualization of their bodies into their teenager years and adult life. It makes them grow up faster than they need to. Let them be little girls, have fun, be able to play in the playground and not worry about going on the monkey bars because someone’s going to see their underwear. Something like this constricts their movements, which affects the way they play."

Jenny Reid, a volunteer firefighter with Langford Fire Rescue, says the costume is not only offensive to women in her field, it’s also damaging to the self-esteem of little girls.

"That costume is awful and it sends the wrong message," she says. "It reinforces that there are still jobs that are off-limits to women. It’s not a representation of the real job. Little girls can do whatever they want. They shouldn’t be restricted. Those types of costumes put so many limitations on them. They don’t build the self-esteem and confidence you need to be a firefighter or police officer." " [x]

I don’t know why there can’t just be one unisex costume for little kids. When I was little and wanted to dress like a dinosaur, I wanted to look like a dinosaur, not wear some frilly little dress with a picture of a T-Rex on it.
It’s like even on Halloween when you’re told that you can be whatever you want, little girls are still given the message that they have to abide by society’s standards of what’s for girls and how girls “should” look. They’re costumes of police officers and firefighters aren’t taken seriously so they subconsciously learn that they won’t be taken seriously in those career fields so why bother. They’re just an ornament for decoration

Studies show that gendered marketing sells more products, because a person who associates a product as being specifically catered to them personally will be more interested in it. It’s disgusting that these sexist double standards exist for small kids, and the adults who make these products and the parents who purchase them are both to blame for it.

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The back of my ear is itchy.

In 49 years on this planet, this is the first time the back of my ear has been itchy.

bands-arent-just-bands:

miggylol:

I googled “angry duck” and I’m really glad I did

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I feel you, little duck

i caNT BREATHE

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werewolfoverlord12:

prosperosfootnotes:

browncoatfromtheshire:

M: This week, I discovered a terrible Earth disease called ‘loneliness’.

O: Do many people on Earth suffer from this illness?

M: Oh yes, sir. And how they suffer.

:(

Oh God why

That’s okay, i didn’t my HEART AT ALL prosperosfootnotes !!!

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aimoyam:

a time to relax

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