longlittleness:

womanthouartloosed:

castielsfear:

Bruce Wayne watched both of his parents die.

Tony Stark has heart problems and anxiety.

Peter Parker saw his uncle being murdered.

Steve Rogers lost his best friend.

Bruce Banner attempted suicide.

If they can save the world, you can get through this day.

Never stop fighting.

none of these people are real

and?

dude, everyone draws strength from fiction, whether or not they acknowledge it being fiction, so yeah none of these people exist or have experienced & lived through these things, but if people find inspiration from these Not At All Real People, and it helps them get through the day, then they have saved a world.

(also other people we’ve never met who actually exist in the real, material, objectivist world, only really (emotionally) exist to us through the power of Imagination and Empathy! the difference between the stories we tell ourselves about ~inspirational real life people and fictional people isn’t as large as you might expect) 

partysoft asked: what makes a good french toast? (i.e., texture, flavor, bread size, toppings)

bethanythemartian:

it-grrl:

bethanythemartian:

negat0ry:

bread size is irrelevant aside from thickness, but I prefer whole slices of bread (crust on all sizes) as opposed to cut into triangles or something for reasons elaborated on later. and then there are two ideals for bread slice thickness

  1. thin (sandwich-sliced supermarket bread) and slightly crispy
  2. like an inch thick

(it turns out I have a lot of feelings about french toast)

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I make a pretty good french toast imo (and I think it would qualify under your standards) but I prefer butter and powdered sugar as a topping, not syrup. (Syrup is acceptable when bereft of powdered sugar, but for me powdered sugar is superior.)

OH god I made a baked french toast with clearance-price challah and the zest of an orange and it was glorious. You just puzzle together a single layer of inch-thick bread slices in a greased casserole dish, pour over a mix of 3 eggs, 3c milk(i used 2 parts 2% 1 part Half&Half bc that’s what was around) and 3tbsp sugar with any additions(nuts, zest, cinnamon, nutmeg) I gave it maybe 20-30 minutes to soak and put it in the oven at uhh 425? for a while and it was GORGEOUS.

Oh dude that sounds delicious!

And so lazy compared to pan-frying.

partysoft asked: what makes a good french toast? (i.e., texture, flavor, bread size, toppings)

bethanythemartian:

negat0ry:

bread size is irrelevant aside from thickness, but I prefer whole slices of bread (crust on all sizes) as opposed to cut into triangles or something for reasons elaborated on later. and then there are two ideals for bread slice thickness

  1. thin (sandwich-sliced supermarket bread) and slightly crispy
  2. like an inch thick

(it turns out I have a lot of feelings about french toast)

Read More

I make a pretty good french toast imo (and I think it would qualify under your standards) but I prefer butter and powdered sugar as a topping, not syrup. (Syrup is acceptable when bereft of powdered sugar, but for me powdered sugar is superior.)

OH god I made a baked french toast with clearance-price challah and the zest of an orange and it was glorious. You just puzzle together a single layer of inch-thick bread slices in a greased casserole dish, pour over a mix of 3 eggs, 3c milk(i used 2 parts 2% 1 part Half&Half bc that’s what was around) and 3tbsp sugar with any additions(nuts, zest, cinnamon, nutmeg) I gave it maybe 20-30 minutes to soak and put it in the oven at uhh 425? for a while and it was GORGEOUS.

smashsurvey:

Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception). 

Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularlyhow do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them? 

Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format. 

(Source: daphneisabel)

arielmh:

"We are more than a bit concerned with the Benihana egg trick called for in the script. I’ve tried it and can only get it 1 out of 4 tries, and I’ve seen Benihana chefs flub the manoeuver when they have an entire grill as target. Mads has to crack his eggs into a 8-inch diameter skillet. The props Master calls his guy. The Production Manager calls in his guy. I call my guy. On the morning of the shoot we have 8 dozen eggs and 3 Japanese chefs with their hands made up to be hand doubles. I guess I don’t have to tell you that when Mads arrives on set, he just tosses an egg up in the air and the egg breaks on the spatula. No problem. Unbelievable. I insist it was a lucky fluke but he does it again. I accuse him of practicing when I wasn’t looking but he laughs (as if he has time to practise egg-cracking between scenes) and tells me he was a juggler in his youth.” [x]And here we all thought we’d have a million outtakes of Mads flubbing the egg trick…

arielmh:

"We are more than a bit concerned with the Benihana egg trick called for in the script. I’ve tried it and can only get it 1 out of 4 tries, and I’ve seen Benihana chefs flub the manoeuver when they have an entire grill as target. Mads has to crack his eggs into a 8-inch diameter skillet. The props Master calls his guy. The Production Manager calls in his guy. I call my guy. On the morning of the shoot we have 8 dozen eggs and 3 Japanese chefs with their hands made up to be hand doubles.

 I guess I don’t have to tell you that when Mads arrives on set, he just tosses an egg up in the air and the egg breaks on the spatula. No problem. Unbelievable. I insist it was a lucky fluke but he does it again. I accuse him of practicing when I wasn’t looking but he laughs (as if he has time to practise egg-cracking between scenes) and tells me he was a juggler in his youth.”
[x]

And here we all thought we’d have a million outtakes of Mads flubbing the egg trick…

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Beyonce is a rare female pop icon with a massive following of girls who calls herself a feminist, and rather than accepting that feminism and gender equality is her political persuasion, a lot of feminists (just Google it) respond by wanting to debate the issue.
True, Queen Bey’s performance has some flaws (cough cough “Eat the cake, Anna Mae”), but a) who among us is a perfect feminist? and b)  couldn’t feminist energies and conversations be better applied toward  reaching out to those legions of girls who are listening to Beyonce sample Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, share her own struggles with body image, and generally encourage them to stand up, be strong and run the world?
PS - I’ve been reading a lot about Beyonce today.
-Cristen

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Beyonce is a rare female pop icon with a massive following of girls who calls herself a feminist, and rather than accepting that feminism and gender equality is her political persuasion, a lot of feminists (just Google it) respond by wanting to debate the issue.

True, Queen Bey’s performance has some flaws (cough cough “Eat the cake, Anna Mae”), but a) who among us is a perfect feminist? and b)  couldn’t feminist energies and conversations be better applied toward  reaching out to those legions of girls who are listening to Beyonce sample Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, share her own struggles with body image, and generally encourage them to stand up, be strong and run the world?

PS - I’ve been reading a lot about Beyonce today.

-Cristen

Sure, why not.
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No man, the internet is just that creepy. This one comedian was talking about how stand-up pics of her ended up on Flickr albums like ‘Sweaty Girls’ and ‘Girls with Fillings’.

*full body shudder*

The fuck, google. I just wanted to look up some standup.

The fuck, google. I just wanted to look up some standup.

fuckyeahvintageillustration:

'Paysages et coins de rues / Landscapes and Street Corners' by Jean Richepin; illustrated in colour by Auguste Lepère and with an introduction by Georges Vicaire. Published 1900 by Librairie de la collection des Dix, Paris.

See the complete book here.

(Source: jacknicholson)

wendys-scrapbook:

markoruffalo:

i understood that reference

I …. totally missed this one.