Quarter-Life

Steven. 22. Cal State Fullerton. Studying English. Suffers: Boredom.
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Puppies trying to figure out a Capybara

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Puppies trying to figure out a Capybara

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And then I saw that Melissa Fumero had been cast as Amy Santiago on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and I felt my guts roll up into my throat and try to escape out of my mouth. Omgomgomgomg that’s it then. There’s no way in hell a major network is gonna cast two Latina actresses in such a tight ensemble show I AM SCREWED.

And then next day my agents called and told me I’d booked it.

I couldn’t believe it. I had been saying to my boyfriend the night before how there was JUST NO WAY. Normally, The Latina is a singular element of the ensemble she is working in. She’s there to provide contrast, or sexuality, or humor. Or she’s there to clean the floors and/or steal your man. There are some serious stereotypes very much alive in film and TV today, and The Latina is one of them.

Here’s the thing though. The world is changing. Slowly but surely, television is changing. The character stereotypes are changing, or being turned inside out by some fantastic writers and actors (I’m looking at you, Orange is the New Black, Scandal, and The Mindy Project). People of color are on TV playing roles that are fleshed out, complex, human. And yes, some of those characters are maids. Some are sexy heartbreakers there to steal your man. Some own BBQ joints, while some are Chiefs of Staff. Some are prisoners, and some are cops. All are real people with hopes, dreams, ambitions, fears, and all the other vast human emotions and desires…

…This is important. Because young women are watching TV, and they are getting messages about who they are in the world, who the world will allow them to be. And in big important steps, television is showing a reflection back to those young women that YOU CAN BE WHATEVER THE HELL YOU DAMN WELL PLEASE, and that two Latinas on one show is NORMAL. I think that’s a win for everybody.

Stephanie Beatriz Shares Why Diversity On TV is Important (via amysantiaago)

but i thought that civilization was on a slow march backwards and tv shows today sucked and nickelodean cartoons from the 90s and benny hill were the epitome of progressivism or whatever tumblr sometimes you send me mixed messages

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To some people a cause worth REALLY FIGHTING FOR is that GLOBAL WARMING IS NOT REAL.  This astounds me.  Like, I’ve always viewed what was worth fighting for in terms of what has the highest stakes.  To me, political bureaucracy and faux democracy has been what has the highest stakes.  There are a lot of reasons for this, but most of them have to do with an individual’s ability to be autonomous and free. 

I am completely at a loss to find a similar downside to global warming?  IF global warming is fake, what is the worst that happens?  Pollution goes down and we all get cleaner air to breathe?  That’s literally the worst case scenario, right?  There are people who devote THEIR LIVES to this fight.  If you’re not making money on oil, but you think global warming is fake, I’m generally just going to assume that you are a total idiot.

betterbooktitles:

Thomas Pynchon: Gravity’s Rainbow
Reader Submission: Submitted by a number of folks, including Michael Abrahamson, Glenn Tucker, and Michael Zunenshine.

betterbooktitles:

Thomas Pynchon: Gravity’s Rainbow

Reader Submission: Submitted by a number of folks, including Michael Abrahamson, Glenn Tucker, and Michael Zunenshine.