so, this edit suddenly made something ping in my brain about kate’s resurrection



this scene in 2x01 always really bothered me. it kept getting explained away as the omega that appears in this episode but it still really bugged me, and for lack of a better…

oh, you guys, look! it’s started. 

tagged: #excited chattering tbh #kate argent #teen wolf



Lee Michelle’s “Without You” Video: Challenging Colorism and Crafting a Beautiful Message of Self-Love

On my blog I discuss kpop quite a bit, particularly since many kpop idols are some of the worst serial offenders in terms of their antiblackness and cultural appropriation. It was therefore a pleasant surprise for me to watch this video by Lee Michelle (a biracial former contestant on the first season of “K-pop Star”), which breaks this mold.

Before proceeding I would like to briefly note that there have been biracial stars in Korea before. But when we talk about “biracial” or “mixed” children in the context of Korea, it’s so important that we think critically about what we mean when we say “mixed”. When kpop sites talk about “biracial” kpop stars, they default to white and typically mean mixed “white-Korean”. They will go so far as conflating the experiences of mixed white-Korean children with those of black-Korean children in the same article and somehow think that their articles still have credibility. These experiences are simply not the same and conflating them together is not only intellectually lazy but insulting. Yes, Korea has a relative obsession with racial purity which does affect both groups, but global white supremacy, colorism and virulent antiblackness makes the situation for mixed black-Korean children significantly worse than that of mixed white-Korean children.

[image description: a portrait of Tasha Yoon Mi-Rae, a biracial half-black Korean R&B artist who has spoken eloquently about colorism in her music Photo via Generasia]

The lived experiences of people like Daniel Henney (mixed white-Korean) who get widely praised for their features and appearance, and that of Lee Michelle who is half black, dark skinned, has coarse hair and does not have passing-privilege as full Korean are not the same. Colorism already affects darker-skinned Koreans in incredibly damaging ways, and intersecting that experience with racism makes this doubly hard for mixed-black Koreans.

And so Lee Michelle’s presence in the industry matters.  Tasha Yoon-Mi Rae has discussed colorism and the discrimination she has faced for her mixed-black heritage eloquently in her song “Black Happiness,” and in a similar way “Without You” has also struck a chord with me.

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tagged: #i added a cut bc it's a really long post #but i absolutely encourage everyone to read the full story and listen to the video #it's powerful and inspiring and so important #music rec #music video #long post

To all the Tumblr users who tend to use tags very liberally:


Let’s play a game.

Type the following words into your tags box, then post the first automatic tag that comes up.

you, also, what, when, why, how, look, because, never

tagged: #'you probably know ian best from that taco bell spot about their star wars game' #ALSO JR'S FACE IN THE LAST GIF #'what have i always told you allison? what is the one thing i've always said?' #when is he ever #WHY ARE SAD HEADCANONS MY WEAKNESS #HOW ABOUT FUCKING NO #LOOK AT THIS BAMF #because apparently i'm a horrible masochist oh god #never forget #... jfc


It takes two to tango

tagged: #illustration #beautiful art
tagged: #stiles stilinski #sheriff stilinski #teen wolf


Tumblr making the globe spin backwards since 2014.

tagged: #tumblr


winter soldier vs. cars:





tagged: #captain america #the winter soldier #bucky barnes


This made me oddly uncomfortable.

tagged: #wow pls tumblr #rude


make me choose
qilberts asked: kira yukimura or malia tate

tagged: #kira yukimura #teen wolf
Anonymous: What's a word for the feeling you get when you know you'll never be in this same place & same situation again? Not really wistfulness or nostalgia, but something more specific to that feeling.


ichi-go ichi-e (一期一会)

(n. Japanese)


lit.“one time, one meeting”; often translated as ”for this time only”, “never again”, or ”one chance in a lifetime


an encounter that only happens once in a lifetime, reminding us to treasure every moment, for it will never recur


In the context of Japanese tea ceremony, “一期一会” reminds participants that each single tea meeting is unique that will never recur in one’s lifetime, therefore, each moment should be treated with the utmost sincerity.


All we have is today, so let’s live it to the fullest.”

tagged: #language #japanese