you’re important to me you piece of shit
when people of color become main characters, fandom rushes in to coo over white side characters because wow they are so much more interesting… (charlotte in the prince and the frog, stiles in teen wolf)
when people of color become romantic interests or are considered shippable by any facet of fandom, the rest of fandom shuts that down real quick because its not realistic (like with abbie from sleepy hollow), characterization clashes suddenly matter (tvd’s bonnie bennett or true blood’s tara thorton), or fandom is certain the character is more empowered foregoing romance entirely (mako mori from pacific rim.)
when people of color become villains? shit. don’t even try it. because fandom couldn’t sympathize with a black or brown characters tragic back story to make even their most ridiculous crackships come true.
Tibetan Buddhist monks Create Mandalas Using Millions of Grains of Sand-The Mystical Arts
Imagine the amount of patience that’s required to create such highly detailed art such as this! To promote healing and world peace, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, travel the world creating incredible mandalas using millions of grains of sand. For days or even weeks, the monks spend up to eight hours a day working on one mandala sand painting, pouring multicolored grains of sand onto a shared platform until it becomes a spectacular piece of art.
the amazing thing about mandalas is that they never last, because they are made of sand they are just temporary to show the buddhist teaching that we can appreciate and respect beautiful materialistic things, but we should not get attached to them and allow them to disappear
i think feminism is really great and important but some people on this website use it as an excuse to be absolute dickwads to boys and it seems like they are striving for dominance, not equality.
i am a 16 year old girl
(I’m sorry I can’t hear you over the fact that SHE made the decision. That she got to decide who she loved in the end, not the writers.)
people who laugh so hard at their own jokes that they can’t even finish the joke because they’re laughing so hard are my favorite kind of people
Favorite Forwood quotes