Your middle name beating between my ribs.

angelskisscosplay:

R2-KT - The Inspirational Android

So, today I was browsing the internet and happened across this story. I have literally been in tears reading about this and the impact it has had on so many lives.

This story begins with little Katie Johnson, the daughter of Albin Johnson, Albin is the founder of the 501st Legion, a Storm Trooper cosplay group that works to promote Star Wars interest, promote good costuming, and goes above and beyond with volunteering for fundraising and charity work. In November of 2004, Katie was diagnosed with a deadly brain tumor. 

Katie was very brave during her struggle with cancer, and her family did all they could to support her. One day, her father was inspired to create a pink Droid for Katie that would watch over her, With the help of the R2 Builders Club, the mission was under way.

When Katie’s struggles began to catch up to her, a member of the group, Andy Schwartz, had an idea. He wanted Katie to be able to enjoy her custom droid while she was still able, but the official R2-KT was not completed. He customized his own R2-D2 droid with the now signature R2-KT paintjob, and surprised the family with it. Katie was so excited, and it watched over her every night. (Pictured 1st in this photoset).

On August 9, 2005, Katie died peacefully in her sleep after her 9-month battle with cancer.

In June of 2006, R2-KT was officially finished, and the journey it would take officially began. Katie’s father, Albin, and the 501st Legion now visit conventions, hospitals, and other events all over to raise money and awareness for various charities. 

The amount of love and detail put into this project is just amazing. Reading over the stories of inspiration, fan art, and photos of R2-KT was overwhelming. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what struck me the most, and there are so many things to take away from this story, but I know that I was touched. Knowing that a father embraced what he and his daughter loved to bring peace and love to others is inspiring. Seeing the outpouring of love and support from so many different people for this one man and one cause is just amazing.

You can read more about Katie on the webpage her father created here. You can also read more about R2-KT and her adventures on the R2-KT homepage. The middle photo of the photoset is one of many pieces of fan art made to commemorate Katie and R2-KT. This one was created by Katie Cook.

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Star Trek XII: Chekov Develops An Ulcer

Star Trek XII: Chekov Develops An Ulcer

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Is it my imagination, or does Cosima have bigger breasts than you?

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damnithasook:

notzuko:

to this day, I think Azula is probably one of the most interesting villains. Ever.

Honestly, this scene made me feel choked up, because Azula obviously craved her Mother’s love, like Zuko had, but because she was so much more taken under her Father’s ‘wing’ as it were, she became a twisted version of who she would have been.

And this scene. This fucking scene.

Just take a step back and think:

  • Her Mother is a hallucination here.
  • Azula is bitterly saying ‘Even you fear me.’ And back at Ember Island, you learn that, even though she was a tiny terror, she was hurt because her Mother was scared of her.
  • And the one thing that breaks Azula is the fact that a part of her knows exactly what her Mother would say. And she’d tell her she loves her.
  • And she wouldn’t be angry, or disappointed. She’d be sad.

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eveningoutwithyourqirlfriend:

Animal Cross-Dress and Fuck Your Gender Roles: New Leaf.

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We’ve known each other for almost two years now. And yeah, in that time I’ve given a lot of speeches, but they all have one thing in common: they’re all different. 

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cypheroftyr:

thetravman:

pixiedust-paycheck:

birdstump:

Pirate Merida, by Mike Azevedo

Omfg

holy shit. I need this, printed, on my wall.

I second this emotion, I also need this movie in my life stat.

cypheroftyr:

thetravman:

pixiedust-paycheck:

birdstump:

Pirate Merida, by Mike Azevedo

Omfg

holy shit. I need this, printed, on my wall.

I second this emotion, I also need this movie in my life stat.

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viqueen:

I tried to scroll past this. I really did.

viqueen:

I tried to scroll past this. I really did.

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escapeexpectations:

raving-rachael:

What if all the Disney princes and princesses were gay? And then, what if they all sang mash-ups of Disney songs and pop-hits, and did choreographed dancing to those mash-ups? Would you like to see that?

Well, your wish has been granted.

And, +10 points to the creators for including a Mean Girls reference.

I think this is the 6th time I’ve reblogged this

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commiepinkofag:

Frieda Belinfante [May 10, 1904 - April 26, 1995]

…from the age of sixteen, Frieda was openly lesbian. In the late 1930s, Frieda began her own chamber orchestra which she conducted for two seasons. After the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands, Frieda discontinued her orchestra. She joined the gay resistance group called the CKC and worked falsifying identity cards and arranging hiding places for Jews and others sought by the Nazis. Together with William Arondeus, she participated in the planning of the destruction of the Amsterdam Population Registry on March 27, 1943. That July the Nazis executed twelve others who had participated in the attack. In December, Belinfante escaped to Switzerland via Belgium and France. After the war, she returned briefly to Amsterdam and then immigrated to the United States in 1947 and became a symphony conductor in Hollywood.

Seated portrait, after her return to the Netherlands from the refugee camp in Switzerland.
[Top Photo: #48757]

Frieda Belinfante sits at a table with her partner in their home at Hendrik Jacobszstraat in Amsterdam. Henriette Bosmans, a well-known composer and pianist, was the partner of Frieda Belinfante for seven years.
[Center Top Photo: #48754]

Portrait of Frieda Belinfante, reportedly dressed in men’s clothing to disguise herself from Nazi informers.
[Center Bottom Photo: #21536]

Frieda Belinfante [far right] poses with three friends before the war.
[Bottom Photo: #48753]

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rphanblack:

HELENA + mannerisms - justawordshaker requested helena gifs

We’ve all fallen in love with Helena’s ridiculous body language and mannerisms because they make her so endearing, but when you think about it it’s no mistake that she moves this way. Her strange and at times awkward motions are probably a result of her severe isolation from the world. We learn our body language from the people around us, so Helena being somewhat captive, it would make sense for her to be a bit off. This is just further testament to the subtlety and attention to detail that this show possesses. Also I just really love Helena.

Her inward stance and frontal release signs are also indicative of severe abuse. A lot of her postures are unconsciously submissive and it wouldn’t surprise me if some of her awkwardness was due to broken or fractured bones healing improperly. 

Helena wasn’t just isolated, she was abused

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My dad refers to autism as “the a thing” now.

PARENTS. 

NO.

STOP. 

The Squeak is autistic. He has autism. It’s not a dirty word—it doesn’t need a code. 

Autism is a way we define his skill set. It’s not a disease. It’s not going away. It is who and how he is. 

Referring to autism as “the a thing” is like referring to Voldemort as He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. And my brother’s brain? Is not Voldemort. Names are power. Names are identity. I vehemently disagree with my parents’ decision to not tell Squeak about his diagnosis—he’s eleven now and deserves to understand why his brain fucks up and why he doesn’t fit in. He deserved to be told years ago. But whatever, he’s not my child, and I’m not allowed to influence how he’s parented except that for years I was the one handling his day-to-day stuff and doing his therapy homework and I’m STILL consulted on parenting decisions because I “get him”.

Parents, he’s going to be fucking angry when he finds out you kept his diagnosis a secret. And your blatant refusal to name what he is? It’s a perpetration your continued denial of his identity. And that’s fucking cruel. Stop it. 

muffdiver:

kawaiinchesters:

really old vintage photos of homosexual couples

See the rest, they’re all amazing.

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anxiouspineapples:

just because a television show doesn’t actively address a specific issue doesn’t mean they’re actively avoiding it either. you know what happens when you try to stuff every possible social debate under the sun into one show?

you get glee.

that’s what happens.

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