yo but mermaid monster hybrids though
- vampire mermaids who prey on their own kind — when they get bitten, their scales fall off, their tails turn a slick and fleshy grey, a dorsal fin begins to sprout from their spine, and suddenly there’s six rows of teeth where once there was only one
- mermaid medusas who’ve got eels for hair and it’s not their gaze that can turn you to stone but their song
- fairy mermaids who’re born of spite and mischief — they’re small, the size of seahorses, and they speed through the currents causing mayhem and sometimes destruction
- were-mermaids who turn into huge, hulking great whites when the full moon filters through the deep waters, who cannot be restrained because what shackles can you find in the deep?, who leave blood and guts in their wake
Let’s go deeper
- Mermaid dryads tied to a whole kept forest, fins and hair perfectly camouflaged with their natural habitat. They drift serenely through their gardens until it is threatened, when the whole kelp forest turns on the attacker and drags it down to its death.
- Elementally aligned mermaids - air-aligned mermaids leap joyously from the water and glide on tough fins, punching through the surface of the water like tiny spears of silver-blue. Fire-aligned mermaids drawn to deep volcanic vents, blind and sickly-white with teeth that fit together like a sieve.
- Kraken mermaids.
A woman of color plays a lead character. There’s a trans character who’s treated respectfully. The white British dude is the immigrant with an accent, not the Asian woman. The cast is diverse. The story is interesting and fun. Moriarty is a powerful, complex female character with diverse motivations. Lucy fucking Liu is in it. There’s kick-ass mystery solving shit going on. There’s a pet turtle. Elementary is a gift to us all.
From their announcement:
For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.
We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.
Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.
Clintasha 4/10 AUs | "Soulmates"
↳"Where everything is black and white until you meet your soulmate."
"Impossible... you can't be!"
"Sir, we got a problem."
I like it.
that one line from mean girls no one seems to remember or quote extensively
hey i definitely think girls should stop calling each other sluts & whores but im so tired of the idea that girls need to stop doing it first
and that guys do it because girls do it when it’s really the other way around
nothing makes it ok to call girls sluts & whores
and guys should stop doing it because it’s wrong and awful, they shouldn’t need any other motivation. 90% of the time guys are the ones who use these slurs to demean, assault, & abuse women. girls shouldn’t use these words either but why are we putting more emphasis on telling them to stop when they’re just internalizing the way men view & talk about women?
similarly, people say shit like “how can you expect a guy to respect you if you don’t respect yourself?” well, b/c all ppl deserve basic respect and you shouldn’t have to meet other ppl’s standards for self-respect as a prerequisite for others treating you like a human being.
girls don’t have to EARN guys treating them decently. the idea that they do exists so guys can have an excuse to keep treating girls like shit
You know how I feel about the use of “s**t,” “w***e,” “b***h,” and all of their derivatives, and if you don’t, you haven’t been paying attention.
what if you went to the beach and instead of sand there was french fries
if you want my legs to be shaved every day then you can do it for me and ill see how long it takes for you to not care anymore
Here’s a serious advice. Even the nicest people have their limits. Don’t try to reach that point because the nicest people are also the scariest aholes when they’ve had enough.
Demons run when a good man goes to war.
How do you politely tell someone that you want them naked on top of you
Actually most fantastic and inspirational advice from a female character geared towards children that I have ever seen.
if all girls took this to heart seventeen’s sales would plummet probly
Me. This is me. She keeps being me and I keep loving it.
perfect positive message
You know you had a Catholic upbringing when somebody says “May the force be with you” and your instant reaction is to reply with “And also with you”.
All the damn time
“Here are some broad descriptions about the generation known as Millennials: They’re narcissistic. They’re lazy. They’re coddled. They’re even a bit delusional.
Those aren’t just unfounded negative stereotypes about 80 million Americans born roughly between 1980 and 2000. They’re backed up by a decade of sociological research. The National Institutes of Health found that for people in their 20s, Narcissistic Personality Disorder is three times as high than the generation that’s 65 or older. In 1992, 80 percent of people under 23 wanted to one day have a job with greater responsibility; ten years later, 60 percent did. Millennials received so many participation trophies growing up that 40 percent of them think they should be promoted every two years – regardless of performance. They’re so hopeful about the future you might think they hadn’t heard of something called the Great Recession.”
Well, they’re right about the “save us all” part, anyway.
Okay, like…what total fucking assholes. Actually we HAVE heard of the Great Recession! In fact, that’s WHY we live with our parents! And I don’t actually know ANYONE in that age bracket who is optimistic about the future. And I’m not sure how wanting a job with greater responsibility makes you narcissistic. My last job was as a barista. You’re telling me I shouldn’t want a job with greater responsibility than making coffee and being nice to people when they were mean? And none of the people I have ever worked with EXPECTED to get promoted regardless of performance. They either didn’t care about being promoted, or they expected to get promoted by working hard to show that they were more competent than everyone else.
Go fuck yourself, Time.
P.S. Want millenials to stop thinking about themselves so much? Then maybe you should make Syria or Bangladesh the cover story instead of whining about how your kids are annoying.
Wow fuck you Time. Then again Time hasn’t criticized the negative effects of the Baby Boomer generation on our society as much as some others have so this isn’t surprising.
Reblogging because that Matt Bors response linked above is amazing and worth reading.
Thank you Matt Bors.
Go fuck yourself, Time Magazine. Preferably with a rusty knife or a cactus. “So hopeful about the future it’s like they haven’t heard of the Great Recession”, huh? Let me tell you how fucking hopeful I am about the future. I hope that a meteor flies down and puts me out of my job hunting misery, or that I can find some job with regular hours. I don’t even care if I like it. There’s some hope for you, you piece of shit.
I was so lazy I went and got my college degree right after high school just like the adults always said to do. And now I’m jealous of the guy I see on ‘How It’s Made’ whose job it is to hand-stuff olives all day. So much for “Go to college and get a good job.”
Oh, no this fucking shit again. Time should really apologize to a whole generation. I’m lazy and coddled? Tell that to my now (going on) 18 years of education, two degrees, multiple jobs and internships, while still balancing a personal life and relationship. Lazy is totally me! -__-
I agree with everything that has been said. Many young people want to get away from parents and move out, but have you SEEN apartment costs if you don’t want to live in an unhygienic hovel? What about increased medication and food costs? Entry level jobs that, for even someone like me who will have two degrees, cannot even touch with a 10 foot pole.
Yes, there are probably some lazy bastards out there, but don’t lump an entire cluster together. We are the first generation who will have it worse than their parents. How about we write about that instead?