What I felt like after reading the mspaintadventures News today.
Ladies, and gentlemen, this is the captain. If you look out the right side of the aircraft you will notice flight 195 challenging us to a race.
please put on your seat belts because it’s about to get raw as hell up in this bitch *sound of plane diving*
i love sir patrick stewart more with each passing day.
See, guys. This is how you do it. Notice the words “Not all men are like that” are never spoken.
He knows men are like that
his father was like that to his mother
he has experienced the pain firsthand, of what it’s like when men are like that
and he never wants men to be like that again and he fights tooth and nail against the men who are still like that
And moreover, he acknowledges his privilege [as an older white male who is famous/well known] and uses it to speak up. He knows what he is, and he never has to say he’s not like those men he fights against—he never says it, his actions speak loud enough for everyone else to see it.
Sir Patrick Stewart, everyone.
This year’s Banned Books Week is officially September 21-27, but we Seattle-ites have been celebrating banned and challenged books all month long. Some of our favorite books happen to be frequently challenged titles (funny how that happens, isn’t it?), and we love a good opportunity to celebrate both freedom of speech and a great story. See below for some of the banned/challenged books we’re sharing in our Children’s Book department as well as the reasons they were banned. (Also check out the American Library Association website for more frequently banned titles by decade.)
- And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson. Reasons: Homosexuality, unsuited for age group.
- In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak. Reasons: nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit.
- Captain Underpants (series) by Dav Pilkey. Reasons: Offensive language, anti-family content, violence, unsuited for age group.
- Bone (series) by Jeff Smith. Reasons: Political viewpoint, racism, violence.
- Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George. Reasons: unsuited to age group, violence.
- The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials trilogy) by Philip Pullman. Reasons: political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, and violence.
- ttyl by Lauren Myracle. Reasons: offensive language; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group.
- Athletic Shorts by Chris Crutcher. Reasons: homosexuality and offensive language.
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group.
Judging by this, I think I may have accidentally read more banned books than unbanned books in my childhood.
How the fuck did ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ end up a banned book?
Literally what i was about to ask.
and junie b jones? and i own those exact copies of the three little pigs and the lorax. and bone?! i guess i can see that
It almost feels like Hussie waited for the summer animes to end so that we feel lost and empty, and hussie be like “Hey kids” in his shady ass fuck ice-cream truck and sell our soul to satan in exchange for an island size horse stable.
Pubescent Mutant-blood Ninja Troll AU.
Instead of being stabbed with a culling fork four genetically deviant troll grubs were tossed down what was thought to be a particularly nasty bottomless pit in the furthest recesses of the brooding caverns, where they were found and raised by a rogue green-blooded turtlerat lusus with a fondness for martial arts.
Donnie’s a gross fish dude who’s way too comfortable having his software grubs crawl all over him, Leo communes with the Ancient Ones, Raph has emotion-fueled telekenetics, and Mikey has heard enough “pizza horns” jokes to last a lifetime.