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theatercommandments:

Submitted by love-me-as-serenity

I cannot express how important this is to me. I’m a theatre actress, and a musician (yes, singers are musicians). I go to a music college, and I went to a high school for music. I have been exposed to the music world just as much as I have to the theatre world, if not more. That being said, the pit musicians are working just as hard as everybody else, and they are to be treated with the utmost respect. Some of the best musicians I know work in pit bands. To work in a pit band, you have to be a good performer, a good sight reader, good at improvising when things inevitably go wrong, and good at transposing on sight. Plus, they often are working show after show after show, because they only have to be there during tech week and performances. This also means they get SIGNIFICANTLY less rehearsal time then we do. 

PLUS do you know how hard music school is? Do you know how many years of rigorous training it takes to be a professional musician? They are just as good a performer as everybody on stage. 

If you EVER disrespect the band, I will lose any and all respect for you.

theatercommandments:

Submitted by love-me-as-serenity

I cannot express how important this is to me. I’m a theatre actress, and a musician (yes, singers are musicians). I go to a music college, and I went to a high school for music. I have been exposed to the music world just as much as I have to the theatre world, if not more. That being said, the pit musicians are working just as hard as everybody else, and they are to be treated with the utmost respect. Some of the best musicians I know work in pit bands. To work in a pit band, you have to be a good performer, a good sight reader, good at improvising when things inevitably go wrong, and good at transposing on sight. Plus, they often are working show after show after show, because they only have to be there during tech week and performances. This also means they get SIGNIFICANTLY less rehearsal time then we do.

PLUS do you know how hard music school is? Do you know how many years of rigorous training it takes to be a professional musician? They are just as good a performer as everybody on stage.

If you EVER disrespect the band, I will lose any and all respect for you.

2x2handsofblue:

alloverthegaf:

Bless this site. Signal boost for anyone thinking of travelling through Australia. Be prepared and please stay safe.

That map really is inaccurate. There have also been quite a few drop bear sightings in south western WA

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wendycorduroy:

grunklestanbearpig:

Okay I’d like to talk about “The Hand That Rocks the Mabel” for a second because this is, I feel, one of the strongest episodes the show has to offer. It dismantles the “Nice Guy” cliche and seems to be strongly against the sexist notion that women are obligated to date men just because they are "nice."

Gideon is emotionally manipulative towards Mabel throughout the entire episode. One of the arguments victim-blamers like to use is, “Well, if the woman really didn’t want to be with him, she could’ve just said no!” What needs to be understood about emotional manipulators is that they purposely make it frustratingly difficult for their victims to say “no.” Guilt-trips, overwhelming kindness even when it’s unwanted, public proposals with an unexpected audience awaiting a happy ending—these are all tactics emotional manipulators use in order to get what they want without appearing to be the “bad guy”, making it easier to turn the blame around on the victim because hey, they were just being nice.

In this episode, Gideon refuses to accept Mabel’s rejections, even though she made it clear she didn’t want to date him. It wasn’t a matter of Gideon “not being able to take a hint” or Mabel “not being direct enough.” It was a matter of Gideon picking up on Mabel’s not-so-subtle hints and deliberately ignoring them. There’s this grossly glorified belief that there’s nothing wrong with constantly pursuing someone who has already expressed their disinterest in you.  That if you try to “win over” a woman hard enough even if she’s already rejected you, eventually she’ll “come around” and everything will work out. Gravity Falls said “fuck that” and had Mabel say “no.” Mabel told Gideon right away that she just wanted to be friends, and despite his persistance (which clearly made her uncomfortable), her desire to be nothing more than friends never faltered. Gideon’s pursuit of Mabel continued even in subsequent episodes (where it was revealed that he was still sending her love letters and wanted her to be his “queen”) and she rejected him every time.

It’s also worth noting that Gideon wasn’t villainized only after he started attacking Dipper; he was villainized from the very beginning. He wasn’t a good guy who turned bad after getting rejected so many times (which would wrongly place the blame of his evil behavior on Mabel)—he was a bad guy from the start because he constantly put Mabel in the position of having to reject him so many times.

This episode is important because Mabel never “came around.” Despite how “nice” his approach was, Gideon’s emotional manipulation didn’t win the girl, and this was depicted positively. That’s why I love this episode so much, because along with the awesome anti-“Nice Guy” overtone, it doesn’t romanticize men continuing to pursue women that have already rejected them.

On a final note, you know what else is fucking amazing about this episode? Gideon is a popular, beloved icon in Gravity Falls. He’s the town darling. Everyone loves Gideon. He’s not a back-alley creep or stereotypically anti-social, nerdy stalker. To the oblivious townsfolk of Gravity Falls, he’s an adorable, charismatic charmer, a miracle-worker, a hero. And he loses in the end. He uses his fame and adoring fans to guilt Mabel into continuing the relationship, even though he’s been told several times that she just wants to be friends, and he is portrayed as the bad guy all the way through.  

This is so fucking important to see in a children’s TV show, all of this is so important.

Gotta love that one line—“I don’t know! I was in the friendzone, and suddenly he pulled me into the romance zone!” an example of someone reclaiming the term friendzone to use it positively? WHAT?? God bless Alex Hirsch’s fucking soul. This episode is everything. THIS SHOW IS IMPORTANT. THE MOST IMPORTANT.

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gooseko:

iplaybassoon13:

dantheinsane1:

zenpencils:

ERICA GOLDSON: Graduation speech

Erica Goldson must have had some serious balls to give this speech

This is beautiful.

this is so wonderful 

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waltdisnerd:

beautilation:

So like, they photoshopped cartoons and made them look like reality TV assholes. This requires some shade:

SNOW WHITE- NICE SPARKLE BOW HEADBAND, I DIDN’T KNOW CLAIRE’S EXISTED IN FUCKING 1938.

CINDERELLA, YOU GET SOME SERIOUS SIDE-EYE FOR THAT SIDE PART GURL

AURORA WENT TO KOREA FOR A JAW REDUCTION OR SOME SHIT APPARENTLY

ARIEL, USING YOUR NIPPLE PASTIES AS EARRINGS ISN’T DISTRACTING US FROM THAT COMBOVER

BELLE LOOKS LIKE SHE JUST GOT THE FRENCH FUCKED OUT OF HER

GOLD HOOPS, JASMINE?

POCAHONTAS LOOKS LIKE A BACKUP DANCER IN A KE$HA VIDEO

MULAN HOW THE FUCK YOU SUPPOSED TO KICK HUN ASS WITH THAT RAT TAIL IN YOUR FACE

TIANA- you aight girl.

RAPUNZEL, NICE EXTENSIONS BITCH. WE ALL KNOW HOW YOUR HAIR LOOKED AT THE END OF YOUR MOVIE.

Reblogging again for these comments. I can’t even.

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staff:

Tumblr Tuesday: Women’s History Month
Who Needs Feminism?All of us.
Equality for HERHealth Educational Rights (HER) has been celebrating WHM (Women’s History Month) with biographical snippets and minimalistic portraits of influential women past and present.
Women of Library HistoryName some badasses. “The Navy SEALS?” Sure. “B-613?” Maybe. “The Feminist Task Force of the American Library Association?” Fuck yes. Shout out to our Tumblarians.
Cool Chicks from HistoryChicks have been cool since forever.
Stop Telling Women to SmileAn art series letting you know that it’s not okay to tell women to smile.
Photo via Who Needs Feminism?

staff:

Tumblr Tuesday: Women’s History Month

Who Needs Feminism?
All of us.

Equality for HER
Health Educational Rights (HER) has been celebrating WHM (Women’s History Month) with biographical snippets and minimalistic portraits of influential women past and present.

Women of Library History
Name some badasses. “The Navy SEALS?” Sure. “B-613?” Maybe. “The Feminist Task Force of the American Library Association?” Fuck yes. Shout out to our Tumblarians.

Cool Chicks from History
Chicks have been cool since forever.

Stop Telling Women to Smile
An art series letting you know that it’s not okay to tell women to smile.

Photo via Who Needs Feminism?

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xaldien:

kismesister:

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mamasam:

stopthatimp:

nani was NINETEEN and such a fucking badass who was so protective of lilo and just ROLLED with aliens being a thing towards the end of the movie. #1 Disney relative of all time.

I have honestly been waiting AGES for the right gifset to express the wonderful perfection that is Nani. She is not only protective of Lilo, she respects the way Lilo’s imagination and quirkiness works.

Pudge the fish got a peanut butter sandwich every Thursday. Nani does not argue the logic of feeding him, only suggests an alternative sandwich when they are out of peanut butter. Lilo was allowed to take as many photos of whatever mundane or odd subjects as she wanted and Nani would get them developed. Nani recognized what were important habits for Lilo.

When Lilo asks for a pet lobster, Nani does not tell her that lobsters are not pets. She tells her, “We don’t have a lobster door, we have a dog door.” She makes sure the woman at the pound does not tell Lilo that “Stitch is not a real name”.

NANI SPENDS THE ENTIRE MOVIE MAKING SURE THAT LILO NEVER FEELS LIKE HER IDEAS ARE WRONG.

The only time we truly see Nani get angry with Lilo is when she is scared of Lilo being taken away. Nani spends the entire movie stressed out over taking care of her sister, trying to find a job, trying to make sure her sister has a friend, and yet she is always willing to put that extra effort, over and over again, to make sure that Lilo always believes that anything is possible.

This is a great moment because she probably *remembered* that Lilo said this once. And you know what? Shes not ending this day by letting her little sister think this is her fault. She’s not having an easy time trying to be a parent, but she knows none of this is her sisters fault, and shes not going to let her think it is. 

And half of her terror of losing Lilo isnt even just losing her family; its knowing that wherever Lilo goes, they won’t know how to do these things. They won’t understand her. 

What a good movie. 

Casual reminder that the reason Lilo obsessively feeds the fish is because her parents died in a rainstorm and she firmly believes Pudge controls the weather. If you pay attention to the feeding sequence you will notice that storm clouds recede and dissipate, a visual narrative that confirms this.

It’s not just a habit. It’s a very real part of Lilo’s healing process and Nani understands that.

Also if you pay attention to Nani’s room you’ll notice she had surfing posters and trophies. She was very much on her way to being a pro surfer but had to give it up to become the adult Lilo needed her to be.

And not ONCE does Nani show her sister any resentment. It’s worth it to keep her family together. This is a young woman who is willing to sacrifice all of her dreams and make incredibly grown up decisions.

What I am saying is Nani is the best disney princess of all time. Disney Queen even.

I imagine Nani and Esmeralda being best friends.

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