angry-slowpoke:

tattooed-disappointment:

angry-slowpoke:

Guess what I got at the thrift store

is it a number 2? use that shit on every scantronevery time someones like "please take out your number 2 pencil"take it out and scream
“ME HOY MENOY”

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angry-slowpoke:

tattooed-disappointment:

angry-slowpoke:

Guess what I got at the thrift store

is it a number 2? use that shit on every scantron
every time someones like
"please take out your number 2 pencil"
take it out and scream

ME HOY MENOY”

This post has over 1,400 notes because of you

darlingwalker:

i want to achieve “she’s adorable and i will protect her at all costs but also i am slightly frightened by her power”

5000letters:

but it really is so important to find people who don’t lose patience with you or get angry if you’re being irrational or insecure or downright ridiculous, it is so so necessary to be treated with gentleness from loved ones and not to be made to feel like you’re irritating or a burden

waltdisneyconfessionsrage:

imperius-n1s:

racism-sexist-ableism-ohmy:

imperius-n1s:

the-wolfbats:

imperius-n1s:

the-wolfbats:

imperius-n1s:

waltdisneyconfessionsrage:

imperius-n1s:

waltdisneyconfessions:

"I want a princess from Africa. An actual human woman who is from Africa and a princess. And no, Nala does not count."

You get something better with Nala anyway. She is a Queen. The fact that she is not human is irrelevant.

Really? Nala, a lion, is better than an actual human African woman who would potentially be great representation as well as a great way to show a specific culture from Africa?
No. 
We need a princess from Africa, not an animal. It’s bad enough when people try to say that Nala is representation for black girls (this is pre-Tiana) or that she’s an actual princess. There is an unfortunate history of racism behind comparing black people to animals and this conversation just reinforces that. Nala is a cool character, but she is not representation and she is not enough.

You missed my point entirely. I never compared Nala (an animal) to a black person, or any person for that matter. Despite my bias towards Nala, what should matter the most is how she acts and what she represents. She is strong, passionate, and level headed. In this, or any other case comparing animals to humans is a garbage claim to fall back on. That is never what I meant. Besides, why does the Princess, or Queen in this case have to be human in order to be a good role model?

So the OP went ‘well, Nala is an animal, not an actual African woman in the line up with relevant or modern branding, she isn’t necessarily everywhere in the brand. Also, she’s an animal.’.
And you came in with ‘Well, she holds a title of Queen that’s above a princess’ - that unfortunately means very little even in TLK universe seeing as how the franchise still rotates around Simba and not her. Let alone - hey, we don’t see her do much of anything these days.
If ‘what matters is how she acts’, how come you deflect the idea of an actual princess from Africa? More than one person in the canon can act the same way, especially when adding a marginalized ethnicity (vague, seeing as how big Africa is) in an already horribly white franchise.
So while you may have used coded language you weren’t even aware of, yes, the rest of us did get your point.
It’s so easy for non black people to go ‘her species doesn’t matter’.

Ok, you got me, I’m white. The reason I say things like “her species doesn’t matter” is because I think that’s true. Just like how I think color doesn’t matter. Anyone that reads what I said and misinterpretes what I say is only putting a negative connotation on the subject at hand themselves. I just don’t understand why this is even an issue. All I did was make a simple comment.

'You got me i'm white' that's not really the issue. Well, it kind of is, see;
Color doesn’t matter to you because you see yourself everywhere.
Color doesn’t matter to you because you think a lion is a suitable stand in for a Princess of Color.

Anyone that reads what I said and misinterpretes what I say is only putting a negative connotation on the subject at hand themselves. 

This is basically ‘don’t point out the biases I can’t even see within myself I SAID I DON’T SEE COLOR!!!’ and just continues the ignorance disney fans love to live in.
If more people were willing to admit that they have been negatively influenced by racism and think racist, imagine how much better the world could be.

I don’t see color because I’m not a closed mined idiot. You’re the one putting labels on people by telling me that “I see myself everywhere”. If you’re going to go that far and throw that much of a fit, then I’m done with this mess. You’re using the issue of race as the sorriest excuse to upset over nothing.

Everyone sees race. Everyone. You can’t just ignore it.
And you do see yourself everywhere. White people are the stars of movies, books and advertisements. It’s a fact, not just someone trying to label you. And if you are white, how is that a label? They’re saying what you are, not trying to make you something you aren’t.
You’re the one who started this whole mess with your ignorant comment. You’re the one who said that Nala was better than having an African princess. You’re the reason we’re angry. You’re basically saying that African people should just be happy with having a lion as a princess. You made it about race, not us.

My original comment was purely based on my bias towards Nala because she is not only my favorite Lion King character, but my favorite Disney character. That. Is. It. Done, have a nice day.

Your original comment was unwarranted and unwanted. This post was meant to bring up a discussion about representation for African ethncities and their possible portrayals in Disney films. This was not a place for the ‘I love Nala’ club because guess what, Nala is a great character, but she is not a stand in for African representation, and for you to have implied that she was (even unintentionally), or was even better, was offensive. This wasn’t a post about Nala’s merit as a character or her attributes; this was a post about the hope of having a real princess from Africa. What you did was derail and invalidate the OP’s original point; that’s what we didn’t appreciate.
Too many people use tactics and logic like this to derail the discussion of representation and will then try to cover themselves with the “I don’t see color” excuse so we’ll think they’re a good person. But guess what, you can’t say that you “don’t see race” and then jump up in a discussion about about racial representation and say that an animal character is better than a human one.
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waltdisneyconfessionsrage:

imperius-n1s:

racism-sexist-ableism-ohmy:

imperius-n1s:

the-wolfbats:

imperius-n1s:

the-wolfbats:

imperius-n1s:

waltdisneyconfessionsrage:

imperius-n1s:

waltdisneyconfessions:

"I want a princess from Africa. An actual human woman who is from Africa and a princess. And no, Nala does not count."

You get something better with Nala anyway. She is a Queen. The fact that she is not human is irrelevant.

Really? Nala, a lion, is better than an actual human African woman who would potentially be great representation as well as a great way to show a specific culture from Africa?

No.

We need a princess from Africa, not an animal. It’s bad enough when people try to say that Nala is representation for black girls (this is pre-Tiana) or that she’s an actual princess. There is an unfortunate history of racism behind comparing black people to animals and this conversation just reinforces that. Nala is a cool character, but she is not representation and she is not enough.

You missed my point entirely. I never compared Nala (an animal) to a black person, or any person for that matter. Despite my bias towards Nala, what should matter the most is how she acts and what she represents. She is strong, passionate, and level headed. In this, or any other case comparing animals to humans is a garbage claim to fall back on. That is never what I meant. Besides, why does the Princess, or Queen in this case have to be human in order to be a good role model?

So the OP went ‘well, Nala is an animal, not an actual African woman in the line up with relevant or modern branding, she isn’t necessarily everywhere in the brand. Also, she’s an animal.’.

And you came in with ‘Well, she holds a title of Queen that’s above a princess’ - that unfortunately means very little even in TLK universe seeing as how the franchise still rotates around Simba and not her. Let alone - hey, we don’t see her do much of anything these days.

If ‘what matters is how she acts’, how come you deflect the idea of an actual princess from Africa? More than one person in the canon can act the same way, especially when adding a marginalized ethnicity (vague, seeing as how big Africa is) in an already horribly white franchise.

So while you may have used coded language you weren’t even aware of, yes, the rest of us did get your point.

It’s so easy for non black people to go ‘her species doesn’t matter’.

Ok, you got me, I’m white. The reason I say things like “her species doesn’t matter” is because I think that’s true. Just like how I think color doesn’t matter. Anyone that reads what I said and misinterpretes what I say is only putting a negative connotation on the subject at hand themselves. I just don’t understand why this is even an issue. All I did was make a simple comment.

'You got me i'm white' that's not really the issue. Well, it kind of is, see;

Color doesn’t matter to you because you see yourself everywhere.

Color doesn’t matter to you because you think a lion is a suitable stand in for a Princess of Color.

Anyone that reads what I said and misinterpretes what I say is only putting a negative connotation on the subject at hand themselves. 

This is basically ‘don’t point out the biases I can’t even see within myself I SAID I DON’T SEE COLOR!!!’ and just continues the ignorance disney fans love to live in.

If more people were willing to admit that they have been negatively influenced by racism and think racist, imagine how much better the world could be.

I don’t see color because I’m not a closed mined idiot. You’re the one putting labels on people by telling me that “I see myself everywhere”. If you’re going to go that far and throw that much of a fit, then I’m done with this mess. You’re using the issue of race as the sorriest excuse to upset over nothing.

Everyone sees race. Everyone. You can’t just ignore it.

And you do see yourself everywhere. White people are the stars of movies, books and advertisements. It’s a fact, not just someone trying to label you. And if you are white, how is that a label? They’re saying what you are, not trying to make you something you aren’t.

You’re the one who started this whole mess with your ignorant comment. You’re the one who said that Nala was better than having an African princess. You’re the reason we’re angry. You’re basically saying that African people should just be happy with having a lion as a princess. You made it about race, not us.

My original comment was purely based on my bias towards Nala because she is not only my favorite Lion King character, but my favorite Disney character. That. Is. It. Done, have a nice day.

Your original comment was unwarranted and unwanted. This post was meant to bring up a discussion about representation for African ethncities and their possible portrayals in Disney films. This was not a place for the ‘I love Nala’ club because guess what, Nala is a great character, but she is not a stand in for African representation, and for you to have implied that she was (even unintentionally), or was even better, was offensive. This wasn’t a post about Nala’s merit as a character or her attributes; this was a post about the hope of having a real princess from Africa. What you did was derail and invalidate the OP’s original point; that’s what we didn’t appreciate.

Too many people use tactics and logic like this to derail the discussion of representation and will then try to cover themselves with the “I don’t see color” excuse so we’ll think they’re a good person. But guess what, you can’t say that you “don’t see race” and then jump up in a discussion about about racial representation and say that an animal character is better than a human one.

ohhayjuhsteen:

revolting—slob:

I feel like I’m constantly bothering you; constantly asking you if you’re free to hang out. That’s only because I like you.

lesushhh:

This will forever be adorable