Miranda Thinks About Things

Bryn Mawr undergrad in a complicated relationship with college, adulthood, etc. Bad at things. Fond of television, history, feminism, puns. Welcome!

glintglimmergleam:

Today I’m thinking about how Rosa Diaz’s hair is as big a part of her armor as her leather jacket. You’d expect a character as aloof and intimidating as Diaz to have a hairstyle equally severe.

Instead, her hair is big and bold and intensely beautiful. It’s her coworker Amy Santiago who belongs on the cover of “Hair Pulled Back Magazine”; it’s Amy whose work style is no-nonsense, practical, not a distraction from the task at hand.  Rosa’s hair draws attention. Rosa’s hair texture changes from soft to crisp and from waves to curls, but it is always down and it is always dramatic. A statement of grandeur in every room she enters.

Diaz is a cop, a woman of color in a workforce dominated by white men. She’s had to work her ass off to get half as far as some of the numbskulls in her department, she needs to be tough enough to face the daily bullshit sent her way by criminals and coworkers alike. She’s fierce by nature but also by design.

In the mornings, when Diaz gets dressed, she reaches for an outfit that reinforces how fierce she is. Her wardrobe is a warning: don’t fuck with me, boys.  I can take you out and and destroy you as well as anyone else in the precinct. In fact, I can do that better than most of the precinct.  Being hot only makes her more intimidating. Yeah, I can take you down while looking this good. Go ahead, stare at my body. That’ll distract you enough for me to do my job.

Before she leaves for work each day, she styles her hair to be aggressively beautiful too. Getting her helmet into place before she heads out to battle. Reminding herself as much as anyone else what’s at stake.

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northskyphotography:

First Star Attempt by North Sky Photography

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May you never steal, lie, or cheat, but if you must steal, then steal away my sorrows, and if you must lie, lie with me all the nights of my life, and if you must cheat, then please cheat death because I couldn’t live a day without you.

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littlemissmutant:


Within three days of becoming engaged, I had already been told that I shouldn’t wear my glasses, because they’re not bridal. I was told my cane wasn’t bridal. I was told my eye… was not bridal. And I realized that if I was going to be “bridal” in their eyes, I was going to have to change who I am. I am proudly disabled.

This photo is giving me LIFE

littlemissmutant:

Within three days of becoming engaged, I had already been told that I shouldn’t wear my glasses, because they’re not bridal. I was told my cane wasn’t bridal. I was told my eye… was not bridal. And I realized that if I was going to be “bridal” in their eyes, I was going to have to change who I am. I am proudly disabled.

This photo is giving me LIFE

(Source: offbeatbride.com, via nonbinaryanders)

bornabitch-allthedaysandnights:

combatproana:

dont eat potatoes its culturally appropriating to the irish and as a non irish person it offends ME

Potatoes were first grown and domesticated in Peru by the Andean/Inca people. Not in Ireland. 

If you’re going to try to make a pathetic joke, at least know what you’re talking about first. 

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nonbinaryanders:

missespeon:

auwa:

fiztheancient:

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jacketlizard:

jetgreguar:

grandmasterflash:

tumblr you can keep your glorified nostalgia about the wild thornberries and tony hawk’s pro skater and getting to hold the flea-ridden stuffed lion during the d.a.r.e program and what have you because THIS right here.  now THIS was the essence of the 90s

YOU’LL CALL NOW

oh man it took me literally 2 seconds of this video to remember exactly how the rest of it went

I hated this commercial. Turns out I still hate it.

OH MY GOD THIS DAMN COMMERCIAL

I CAN’T FUCKING STOP LAUGHING its as awful as i remembered it

i cant quite explain this commercial and how it came back to me like

i couldnt remember the exact words by heart but. everything they said chimed in my head like a song i’d heard a long time ago. it was almost rhythmic, buried deep in my memory. it was probably the most bizarre way ive ever remembered something.

I actually remember this. I remember next to nothing about that time period, but I remember this.

Mean Jaegers - Pacific Rim vs Mean Girls Quotes

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"People love Hubble images. It tells them where they came from. It tells them where they’re going.”

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fullten:

popbonobuzzbaby:

Eddie Izzard - shopping at Mac store in Soho
New York City - May 14, 2014

When I was a kid I saw his HBO special. I watched it so many times I still know most of the words.  It was the first time I saw a man dressed feminine, be funny, and not have women as a punch line. He didn’t slump out in front of the stage embarrassed by his clothing, he came out perfectly happy, hoping around, and didn’t do some silly feminine voice for laughs, he just used his voice, he wore his clothes, spoke about social injustice, and he was fucking funny. It was nice to watch a comedian and not be the fucking punch line or a flattened stereotype for laughs. 

fullten:

popbonobuzzbaby:

Eddie Izzard - shopping at Mac store in Soho

New York City - May 14, 2014

When I was a kid I saw his HBO special. I watched it so many times I still know most of the words.  It was the first time I saw a man dressed feminine, be funny, and not have women as a punch line. He didn’t slump out in front of the stage embarrassed by his clothing, he came out perfectly happy, hoping around, and didn’t do some silly feminine voice for laughs, he just used his voice, he wore his clothes, spoke about social injustice, and he was fucking funny. It was nice to watch a comedian and not be the fucking punch line or a flattened stereotype for laughs. 

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