"So they always put a girl character in movies for someone to fall in love with?"

My 7 year old son (astutely calling attention to the lack of female leads in action and adventure films).

While watching Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz flirt in POTC On Stranger Tides my son asked me “Why is there always romance in every movie?” He had asked the same question last week when we watched Kirsten Dunst and Toby Maguire have their memorable moment in the rain in Spiderman. He’s 7 and not a fan of kissing scenes. I try to explain that many people, especially adults, enjoy romance so it’s a popular thing in movies.

He responds with “So they always put a girl character in for someone to fall in love with?” And I am floored, because I realize the message Hollywood has sent my child is that you only need to include one female character - and it’s not so she can be the hero. If a 7 year old boy can recognize that women in action films are nothing but a plot device it is time for the film industry to admit they have a problem.

(via dederants)

the First Step to becoming a Fujoshi presented by Arai Tamako

jackthejackrabbit:

Ping Pong the Animation

I am incredibly impressed by how much this show can move me at times. It is subtle at times and isn’t always so flashy in it’s presentation.

Ping Pong is not about power levels, manly spirit, but more about the passion and love of yourself. Playing the sport is important and a prominent theme of the show, but it also about who you are and the life you lead that controls the game you play. 

Each character with their own pasts and aspirations to live up to makes this show very interesting and so, “real”. I really feel them.

A hero will appear!

awwww-cute:

RAWR! Oh, did i scare you?

awwww-cute:

RAWR! Oh, did i scare you?

sousuke and rin racing.

amoosebouche:

I’ve been itching to share this for a while now. My last project was Cinderella, and since there’s already one version of Cinderella for Far Faria, I decided to do a Filipino version version just to mix it up. 

You can download the app to read it here! 

viria:

I NEVER KNEW HOW BADLY I NEEDED HAIKYUU!! RULE 63 UNTIL I DREW ONE. and I should be working, working on important stuff

but there was no escape, my hand was drawing uncontrollably 

also a little bonus with managers which I was too tired to finish:

stuffman:

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People have written a lot of touchy-feely pieces on this subject but I thought I’d get right to the heart of the matter

rockets:

what are priorities when i have samezukas

Chapter 755 Reaction

calgaras:

I posted earlier that I really didn’t like this chapter, and I got several comments and asks asking me why. For those who care to find out, take a look behind the read more break.

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seaofserenitysubs:

Sailor Moon Trivia: Past Lives

According to the original Sailor Star musicals, Usagi and Mamoru became an inter-class, homosexual couple during the Edo Period. Usagi was a young male fish dealer named Usanosuke Isshin and Mamoru was the feudal lord of Azabu Castle. After saving a young village girl (Edo Ami), they realised they were destined for one another.

thenamesjoe:

what a strange dog 

coral-greef:

Adorable Sugar Glider Trevor eats orange and falls asleep

EATS FALLS ASLEEP