You guys know about vampires? … You know, vampires have no reflections in a mirror? There’s this idea that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. And what I’ve always thought isn’t that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. It’s that if you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves. And growing up, I felt like a monster in some ways. I didn’t see myself reflected at all.

Junot Díaz on race and representation in media (via medievalpoc)

This quote also applies to STEM fields and representation.

(via pollums)

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I’ve noticed something unfair

The vampire diaries fandom doesn’t get included in anything. It’s like we don’t exist. What’s the deal with that?? We are a fandom too, no need to ignore us :(

 We live in secret.  Hiding in the shadows, alone in the world.

(Reblogged from dragongirl36)

Alright, where’s the Vampire Diaries fandom hiding?  I’ve been Googling Binging variants on “Vampire Diaries forums/fan sites/fandom” for twenty minutes now, and all I’m getting are underpopulated groups.

Tell me where to come, and I’ll be there.  Where do you hang out?  What’s the top forums?  Where are you all?




hi friends lets all use mystery dungeon sprites as our icons

join my gang (as long as ur mom says u can)

my mam said yes so I’m a fuckin pink sheep…. fuck……… this is the dream guys I’ve finally made it big time

I used to be an administrator on PKMN.NET.  I remember it when there were just three staff members (myself included), five pages of content, no forums, no user accounts …

That was 14 years ago, nearly half my life.  I joined the week Goblet of Fire came out.  I was drowning myself in more Pokémon than usual online to avoid spoilers at my Harry Potter hangouts.  I found the site (then called “Pokémon UK”), which was advertising for staff.

Many happy years of silly fun and exciting drama followed.  I remember setting up a Pokémon Big Brother to coincide with the second series of BBUK (back when it was just called Big Brother).  I remember the arrival of the Name Rater and Sentret (of Ask Sentret).  I remember the forum being set up - how excited we were when our member ship hit double figures.  We offered a prize to users for helping us hit 50 members.

I became less active when I went to uni, but remained an honorary admin for years.  I’ve just checked my account to see what my official position is now - it’s “Retired Senior Staff Member”.  How lovely!

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Yeah, I mean, how foolish of them to attack “Turn Left” when two stories later we get a story about how (once again) universal power is just too much for the silly girl companion to wield and thus her mind and agency is utterly violated against her will so as to further the Doctor’s man-pain (replete with angsty shots of looking sad in the rain).

How silly of them.

The worst thing about The Hand of Fear’s treatment of companions is that one story later there isn’t a companion at all.

(Source: theconfessionsofawhovian)

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Though I’ve not seen a link to that page anywhere on your blog before…

Not my fault you didn’t read the terms of service before blindly clicking the “follow” button.

(Source: stalungrad)

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… @stalungrad, if you weren’t aware

Don’t forget to familiarise yourself with the rules.

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