My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.

And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.


— Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope  (via sarahcosima)
posted on 15/09/2014 at 16:32:46 with 35,780 notes
#2 tru #feminism 

"i was so worried, i baked a whole cake. and then i ate a whole cake." | broad city

posted on 15/09/2014 at 16:32:31 with 4,417 notes
#broad city 


Random celebrity crushes — Laura Prepon

“The fact that anyone would find me sexy is very, very flattering, but ridiculous. I so don’t believe it.”

Was that weird?
Was what weird?

A slayer with family and friends. That sure as hell wasn’t in the brochure.

posted on 15/09/2014 at 16:31:57 with 704 notes
Este & Danielle (◠‿◠✿)
posted on 15/09/2014 at 16:30:50 with 314 notes
#haim #qts