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4 hours ago
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whitehouse:

This week, President Obama signed an Executive Order that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against their employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
On Friday, join a conversation on the new Executive Order and steps the President has taken to expand opportunity for the LGBT community. Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President, will host for a Tumblr Q&A this Friday, July 25 at 1pm ET.
Right now, you can ask your questions here on the White House Tumblr, and Valerie Jarrett will answer a bunch on Friday, July 25 at 1pm ET.

whitehouse:

This week, President Obama signed an Executive Order that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against their employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

On Friday, join a conversation on the new Executive Order and steps the President has taken to expand opportunity for the LGBT community. Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President, will host for a Tumblr Q&A this Friday, July 25 at 1pm ET.

Right now, you can ask your questions here on the White House Tumblr, and Valerie Jarrett will answer a bunch on Friday, July 25 at 1pm ET.

So for like the first time in months I’m going to go to a place for more than fifteen-twenty minutes. Wish me luck?

6 hours ago
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hoodiecap
Cap visits a school assembly and they have him lead the pledge of allegiance but "under God" wasn't added until he went under the ice so he doesn't know that part so he doesn't say it and the next day all the headlines say "CAPTAIN AMERICA FORGETS GOD" and FoxNews freaks out.
6 hours ago
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The truth is, everyone likes to look down on someone. If your favorites are all avant-garde writers who throw in Sanskrit and German, you can look down on everyone. If your favorites are all Oprah Book Club books, you can at least look down on mystery readers. Mystery readers have sci-fi readers. Sci-fi can look down on fantasy. And yes, fantasy readers have their own snobbishness. I’ll bet this, though: in a hundred years, people will be writing a lot more dissertations on Harry Potter than on John Updike. Look, Charles Dickens wrote popular fiction. Shakespeare wrote popular fiction - until he wrote his sonnets, desperate to show the literati of his day that he was real artist. Edgar Allan Poe tied himself in knots because no one realized he was a genius. The core of the problem is how we want to define “literature”. The Latin root simply means “letters”. Those letters are either delivered - they connect with an audience - or they don’t. For some, that audience is a few thousand college professors and some critics. For others, its twenty million women desperate for romance in their lives. Those connections happen because the books successfully communicate something real about the human experience. Sure, there are trashy books that do really well, but that’s because there are trashy facets of humanity. What people value in their books - and thus what they count as literature - really tells you more about them than it does about the book.
Brent Weeks (via victoriousvocabulary)
7 hours ago
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On Captain America

fandomsandfeminism:

princelesscomic:

I seem to remember on political issues a lot of white people pulling out the old tired line of “There’s not a white American and a Black America, there’s just America”

Apparently the same does not apply for these folks and Captain America.  I’ve heard a lot of people getting upset about a black man holding that star spangled shield.  Let me put this out there:

Sam Wilson (aka The Falcon) is that black man holding the shield.  He was created in 1969 by Stan Lee and Gene Colon.  You can’t ask for a better pedigree for that to be part of the Marvel Universe.  Beyond that, his first appearance was IN THE PAGES OF CAPTAIN AMERICA.  He was born in that book.  Of all of the friends/sidekicks/companions Captain America has had, he’s been there the most (more than Bucky who was dead for most of the publication life of Cap).

If you read the press in which it was announced it is clear that Steve is still around and just can’t perform his duties anymore, so he passes the shield off to his longest and most loyal friend.  He hands it off to the guy who best exemplifies what Captain America himself thinks is the heart of Captain America.

So this “Not the real Captain America” hogwash is just that.  He got handed a star-spangled shield the same way Steve Rogers did.  No character was invented or made up to be “black Captain America”.  He’s not “black Captain America” just the same as Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes, or any number of other guys who have carried that mantle.were not “white Captain America”.

There’s not black or white Captain America.  There’s just a guy (or a girl) holding a shield and standing up no evil not matter the cost.  If that guy/girl being black bothers you, then you need to look at yourself, not Marvel Comics.

The end

Sam won’t even be the first black man to carry the shield. Isaiah Bradley gets that distinction. 

People who have a problem with Sam being Cap are racists, full stop.

7 hours ago
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soulgems:

I can’t believe they named the planets after all the sailor scouts

8 hours ago
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notahammer:

I don't know if I can do that.
8 hours ago
518 notes
  • liam: DAAAAADDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
  • scott: son just don't
9 hours ago
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literalmarveltrash:

Marvel Fancast: Arden Cho as Kate Bishop

I have no powers and not nearly enough training, but I’m doing this anyways. Being a super hero is amazing. Everyone should try it

9 hours ago
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inchells:

At a stream with fellow peeps, the subject of Frodo braiding flowers into Thorins hair came up and, well. 

inchells:

At a stream with fellow peeps, the subject of Frodo braiding flowers into Thorins hair came up and, well.