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me:
republicans and democrats are both useless
dad:
yeah, right on
me:
both parties are ineffective, minor factional splits within the same general ideology, and their representatives are completely out of touch with the average person's reality
dad:
yeah, I guess
me:
the only thing that can save us now is absolute revolution
dad:
wait what
me:
we start by dismantling white supremacy and patriarchal hierarchies, adopting the practice of decolonization, while simultaneously retiring capitalism and private property, and redistributing all wealth and resources
dad:
no stop-
me:

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blue-author:

trying-to-resonate-concrete:

bakasara:

claudiaboleyn:

burntlikethesun:

loremipsumfandom:

fauxkaren:

quantumblog:

trying-to-resonate-concrete:

Dear STFU-Moffat and associates,

From now on, I insist you describe Steven Moffat as “Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat.” Just to make sure you’re being fair.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat is a queerbaiting hack

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat’s writing features sexism and overly complicated plots that don’t really make any sense.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat has characters needlessly tell the viewer information that he should be showing them.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat is incapable of creating real emotional stakes in his stories.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat calls teenage mother a ‘slut’ in DVD commentary

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat says bisexuals are too busy having sex to watch television, and therefore don’t need representing.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat thinks asexuals are too boring to write about. 

Ah, yes. Because always, all the time, if someone gives somebody a prize, that automatically and necessarily means they deserved it and are the best in their field.

I think you’re pretty massively missing the point of my post. Which doesn’t surprise me, as making up intent so that you can pretend that your snarky little gif sets are legitimate criticism and insight rather than the substanceless bitching that it really is being kind of the go-to style of Moffat hate.

My point isn’t that having an Emmy automatically makes Steven Moffat a good writer, and that everyone has to love his work. My point is that having an Emmy does, in fact, make Steven Moffat pretty irrefutably a critically acclaimed writer. Which means that you don’t get to take the default position of “Steven Moffat sucks.” If you are going to take that position, then you now have a responsibility to respond to the critical consensus, not just by saying that it’s wrong, but saying why it’s wrong - responding to what is praised about Steven Moffat’s work and arguing specifically why the critics are wrong about that.

You know, I’ve been snarking off on this post, but you make an excellent post. When we voted to appoint our representatives to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in order to represent our opinions and tastes, we agreed to be bound by the decisions they made in awarding Emmys.

Hang on, I’ve just been handed a memo.

It turns out that we didn’t vote for them. They’re just a bunch of industry insiders whose decisions are as likely to be based around career politics and industry buzz or even—gasp—personal taste as they are actual art criticism.

So I’m not sure what your point is here.

I mean, personally, Moffat has done writing that I would give him a trophy for. I would give him three trophies and a pizza party for some of his best writing.

But I’ve yet to see a piece of criticism against him that was not fundamentally sound, and even at his best, he really needs a strong editor, someone to provide a female voice, and a showrunner (not him) with a firm hand. Which doesn’t happen with him running the show, and if you compare his work now to his work in earlier seasons, his deficiencies are startlingly clear.

As Donna said of the Doctor, he needs someone to stop him. 

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Autopsy report: Victor White III shot in the chest, not back | KATC.com | Acadiana-Lafayette, Louisiana

blue-author:

blacksupervillain:

Remember when the police said this man shot himself while handcuffed in the back of their police car?

Turns out they were lying

…the autopsy report still concludes that it was a suicide.

They recognized that this young man with his hands cuffed behind his back was shot in the chest, but they still say that he did it.

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Adult women are now the largest demographic in gaming

glowcloud:

dailydot:

Congratulations, gamer girls—you’re officially at the top of the food chain when it comes to games. A new study released by the Entertainment Software Association has revealed that adult women now occupy the largest demographic in the gaming industry. Women over 18 made up a whopping 36 percent of the gaming population, followed by adult men at 35 percent. 

I cannot wait for men to cry about this

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dglsplsblg:

on the issue of racism, this is a great illustration. 

minority racism towards white people is at most an inconvenience. a singular experience where their race works against them. a truly escapable type of experience because after it, they return to a society tilted in their favor. in fact, even during the experience, they never leave it. they never lose the advantage.

white racism towards minorities is systematic and destructive. we get jailed, shot dead, have our rights ignored, our rights slashed, neighborhoods targeted, job opportunities decreased, healthcare options constrained and more. all these things work together to create a understandable hatred towards whites. a hatred born out of pain, experience, oppression and disenfranchisement. a hatred that makes way more sense than white racism which is born out ignorance. a hatred that is fueled by the  knowledge that whites, even those who swear to not be racist, by their actions and words perpetuate the system of oppression. their words of solidarity ring hallow.

i for one have never trusted easily but white people have a even harder time gaining my trust. very very few do. what’s most disheartening is when you extend that trust only to be betrayed. i had that happen to me a few months ago. that cut was deep but it was a learning experience. 99.99999% of whites are programmed to hate us. that’s just the truth.

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