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Oh. My. God.
scarlett johansson - vanity fair cover may 2014 [x]
went in strong, came out crying over a CGI tree voiced by vin diesel
this is the most powerful picture in all of history
I am not a princess.
Nothing goes over my head. My reflexes are too fast. I would catch it.
Do not call me a thesaurus.
Why would I want to put my finger on his throat?
Oh, I wasn’t listening. I was thinking about something else.
I like this knife. I’m keeping it.
Actor Chris Pratt beamed down to our sector of the universe Monday night to surprise an auditorium full of deserving kids in a special New York Daily News and Disney Studios sponsored charity screening of the superheroes-in-space flick.
And the 35-year-old actor who plays the hero Star-Lord in the Marvel movie stayed in the theater until every last one of them who wanted to take a picture with him got their selfie.
“That was really fun, this is what is all about,” said a visibly touched Pratt after the show. “I get impatient sometimes being on a promotional tour all the time, but something like this I would sit here as long as it took to take a picture with every one of those guys.”
“Tonight was really special to me.”
Pratt stayed long past the time his security detail was supposed to whisk him away to answer questions and give some words of wisdom.
liveanotherslife said: How to decrease the chance of people erasing my MC's bisexuality? The first person she falls in love with is a woman, but after she dies, my MC is with only one other person for the next 20 years, a man. I really don't want it to look like her love for the girl was just her being confused with hormones, because they were relatively young. (MC was 16-18, love interest 18-20). I'm bi myself, and I'm very afraid bi-erasure is gonna happen, as she isn't in a same-sex relationship ever again. Help?
Honestly, there isn’t much you can do to prevent people from erasing a character’s bisexuality. Even having the character proudly and openly identifying as bisexual can only go so far. Just look at what they’re doing to Constantine—as promising as the show looks, the creators seemed to think that the fact that he smokes was more important to fight for than the fact that he is canonically bisexual. That’s not to say there’s nothing you can do, though!
Like I said, one of the best things you can do is to never shy away from the word ‘bisexual’. A lot of shows with canonically bisexual characters, even if the character is clearly bi and has multiple relationships with multiple genders, never actually say the word ‘bisexual’, like they’re afraid the word will scare off viewers or some crap like that. (Just look at the main character of Orange is the New Black. Openly bisexual, identifies as ‘not gay’. Which is pretty messed up.) And you definitely, absolutely want to avoid the pitfall of ‘character refers to self as gay, despite previous loving and sexual relationship with a member of the opposite gender’, or what I call ‘Willow Rosenberg syndrome’. (I love Willow, I do. But it took me a long time to realize why it actually hurt when she started calling herself gay after Oz. Because I felt like a character who I loved dearly and identified so strongly with, was saying that a part of me was wrong—or worse, didn’t even exist as a possibility.)
Really, that’s all you can do. If she is in a loving and committed relationship with a man for the rest of her life, that doesn’t make her any less bisexual. It’s not like there’s some membership card that other queer people can revoke because they don’t think you’re ‘queer enough’. (Not that they won’t try. But you can tell them to go jump off a cliff.) But if your book is published, and you do any sort of publicity for it—interviews or anything—make sure you bring up the fact that she’s bisexual when discussing her life, who she is. Make it known, make it loud. Fight for her identity if your creation is ever adapted for any other medium. If you make it that far, it’s going to be a long, never-ending road, because there will always be people who say ‘but she’s not gay! she was confused! it was a phase!’, and all you can do is hope they’re in the minority, all the while giving ample tools to people who will stand up for your character’s identity to prove that’s who she really is.
TL;DR: Say it loud, say it proud, don’t necessarily beat people over the head with it in the narrative but make it plain, and if people still insist on being biphobic and erasing her identity, at the end of the day, you know who she is. That’s the important thing.
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