From Elon James White Tuesday night.
This better have hundreds of thousands of notes at the end of the day or else
I have a very, very specific idea about how Drax treats children, and based on my experience, it’s the kind of thing that would cause 90% of children to adore him and most adults wouldn’t understand why.
I didn’t explain myself at all last night because I was too buried in feelings.
Drax is so ridiculously straightforward. And kids absolutely love it when you speak to them like adults and explain things to them, because most of the time they will understand. So since Drax would be the very last person to talk down to kids, especially in any misguided attempt to pander to their level of understanding, they’d want to talk to him all the time.
The other thing is that kids, weirdly enough, like boundaries. They don’t enjoy being scolded, but they like having structure and knowing what they can and can’t do. So they tend to flock to people who tell them that sort of thing. And while I believe Drax loves children, he’s not going to be one to let them get away with things. Probably ever. Any child he interacts with is going to know where they stand.
(That said, I think he likely has an incredible amount of patience for kids and their antics. He thinks adults should know what they are doing, and if they mess up, they’re idiots. Children are still learning, so if they do something wrong, they require more guidance.)
(Plus I’m pretty sure that patience is how he shows affection to them, besides just telling them. He’s not super huggy, but he carries them and listens to them ramble and happily allows them to take up his time and effort.)
A very good way of going about explaining this issue. It’s good to see something positive come from Tumblr.
REBLOG THE SHIT OUT OF THIS.
And the reblog button was hit so quickly that it actually was reblogged BEFORE it was clicked
Will always reblog this.
I just like being girly. But what I like more, is having people noticing without minding. Just the fact that they’re aware of what I am and want to be without seeing anything but god old little me makes me happy, and most importantly, comfortable.
I literally never, ever reblog these sort of posts, but this one is going up, since it’s pretty much one of the few who nails it all the way!
This is what feminism SHOULD be about. And it still is for a lot of people, but not enough of them on this site.
"I have lived most of my life surrounded by my enemies. I would be grateful to die surrounded by my friends."
how am i gonna be an o p t i m i s t about this ?
I don’t know shit about photography, but the person who took this shot must be given the highest award of them all.
this is breathtaking
We were grabbing a bite of lunch at a small cafe, in a mall, right across from a booth that sold jewelry and where ears could be pierced for a fee. A mother approaches with a little girl of six or seven years old. The little girl is clearly stating that she doesn’t want her ears pierced, that’s she’s afraid of how much it will hurt, that she doesn’t like earrings much in the first place. Her protests, her clear ‘no’ is simply not heard. The mother and two other women, who work the booth, begin chatting and trying to engage the little girl in picking out a pair of earrings. She has to wear a particular kind when the piercing is first done but she could pick out a fun pair for later.
"I don’t want my ears pierced."
"I don’t want any earrings."
The three adults glance at each other conspiratorially and now the pressure really begins. She will look so nice, all the other girls she knows wear earrings, the pain isn’t bad.
She, the child, sees what’s coming and starts crying. As the adults up the volume so does she, she’s crying and emitting a low wail at the same time. “I DON’T WANT MY EARS PIERCED.”
Her mother leans down and speaks to her, quietly but strongly, the only words we could hear were ‘… embarrassing me.’
We heard, then, two small screams, when the ears were pierced.
Little children learn early and often that ‘no doesn’t mean no.’
Little children learn early that no one will stand with them, even the two old men looking horrified at the events from the cafeteria.
Little girls learn early and often that their will is not their own.
No means no, yeah, right.
Most often, for kids and others without power, ”no means force.”
from "No Means Force" at Dave Hingsburger’s blog.
This is important. It doesn’t just apply to little girls and other children, though it often begins there.
For the marginalized, our “no’s” are discounted as frivolous protests, rebelliousness, or anger issues, or we don’t know what we’re talking about, or we don’t understand what’s happening.
When “no means force” we become afraid to say no.
from the guy who brought you “Actual Cannibal Shia Labeouf,” please enjoy a new song entitled “Christian Bale is at Your Party”
OH MY GOD NO STOP EVERYTHIGN STOP AND LISTEN THIS IS IMPORTANT S T O P THE W O R L D
What they won’t show you on CNN tonight: Ferguson residents line a parade of roses down W Florissant, leading to where Mike Brown was taken from this world. #staywoke #powerful #insolidarity
Carnival of Rust - Poets of the Fall
Come on, Groot, do it for the Vine.
Peter Quill after discovering the Internet. (via patrickat)
"Why would he do it for another vine? He has many vines."
- Drax, upon hearing this conversation
Nightwish-The Phantom of the Opera. I heard this song 4 years ago when I was directing Phantom. It was my first experience with Nightwish and it blew my mind.