so, i grew up with kit kittredge, right? more accurately, i grew up in a disney princess-saturated kiddie culture which didn’t offer me many options in the way of girl heroes who weren’t concerned with beauty, fashion, and all things pink. not that those things are inherently bad, of course; i just couldn’t relate.

kit kittredge was the one american girl character i identified with more than any other. she hated pink. couldn’t stand it. she loved robin hood, baseball, investigative journalism, and other wholly unladylike pursuits. and for a while, american girl’s product line reflected that. kit had a baseball uniform, a pair of denim overalls, a set of blue pajamas themed like a sailor suit. kit was, for sure, a tomboy. you can see from the little exercept i’ve posted at the top of this photoset. a beautiful, frilly, pink room fit for a princess would be any girl’s dream - but not kit’s.

and i’m writing this post because i’m upset. it might seem frivolous, but i can’t help it. i’m upset, and i really don’t want to stay quiet about this. american girl has recently completely redesigned its historical character line, giving all the dolls brand new outfits and accessories. for kit, that means one frilly pink dress after another.

this is the kid who couldn’t wait to design a robin hood-themed attic bedroom and pin up photos of baseball players all over the bare walls. the kid who once disguised herself as a boy to ride the rails for a day, to get a taste of what life was like beyond the rigid domestic role prescribed for her.

look, i get that the barbie-pink stuff sells, but this isn’t kit. and american girl has to do better than this. american girl has to provide options for girls like kit, who couldn’t care less about pink, who shudder at the idea of wearing skirts. american girl has to do more than kowtow to an egregiously sexist toy market. this isn’t okay.

"It’s fascinating how much of our sense of attractiveness and feminine identity is bound up in our hair,’ Natalie told Glamour. ‘But in the Mockingjay novel, Cressida is described as having a shaved head with a vine tattoo, and I wanted to do right by the book.”


winslowww thanks for trusting me to translate this one honhonhon

'artbook' of erwin smith in snk universe is canon and real mike get me five 




> install body mod because the default shoulders

> wait somethings not right here





His outfit is utterly asinine, I swear.


His outfit is utterly asinine, I swear.

First printing test!

First printing test!



FUCK science

okay now hold on a second



I loved this scene so much. The actors play off this pairing as flirty and adorable in a way the characters really weren’t in the novels IMO. 

That said, when she said the line, “Girls see more blood than boys,” my husband was all confused and like, “What, warrior women, she means?”

So I just looked at him and started listing off, “Blood from their periods every month, maybe blood from sex, blood from childbirth, blood from tending and washing the wounded and dead…That’s been true for most of womankind all through history.”

And he got very, very quiet.