Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event, anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public.
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.
- Brian Lord.org (via wonderwoundedhearers)

Favourite Marvel Ladies (4/?)
Inspired by (x)

Favourite Marvel Ladies (4/?)

Inspired by (x)

porifra:

and tune in for next week of Free! for Kiss me

lol until I came to tumblr I didn’t know Kisumi was a character’s name so I was very confused on why Makoto said kiss me and then everybody started saying kiss me kiss me kissmekissmekiss… yeah this happened

shardsofblu:

#you think you are so smart steve

This is why Peggy gets so angry that she decides to shoot him the next time she sees him. NOT because he macks on Private Lorraine. That’s his own damn business even if it makes her feel hurt and jealous, and she would be right to feel that way too considering what has transpired between them at the bar just the night before. 

But Steve crosses a line here when not only he doesn’t acknowledge that he has hurt Peggy, he also brings up assumptions about her and Howard in an attempt to compare it to his situation with Lorraine. And look how smug he is. So yeah, to say that this is not Steve’s finest hour would be an understatement. 

Apart from the clear implication of how even good men like Steve Rogers can have internalized attitudes about women (and I really appreciate how the movie calls him out on this), it also single-handedly destroys any shitty notions some people may still have about how Peggy only cares for Steve because of his looks after the serum. Because really…? Good looks and muscles be damned to hell, if you’re jerk then Peggy Carter has absolutely no time for you BYE.

Her idea of what a hero should be—and probably no small portion of her bravery—comes from being a fan. She’s already invested in this world. There is no question in her mind that when you see something going wrong, and you have the means to help, you must help. And that comes from having these other characters in her life, if only on her computer screen and the posters on her walls. Kamala is really the next logical step in the Marvel U—she’s a superhero who grew up with superhero culture; she’s an American growing up in a changing America. I think that’s why so many different people love her. I know it’s why I do.
- G. Willow Wilson, on Kamala Khan’s status as a superhero fan-turned-superhero (via ucarim)

terufrying:

"gays will push their sexuality onto their children"

funny because that’s exactly what every straight person does.

#misc 

goodluckdetective:

*knocks on your door*

Hello. I’ve heard you’ve been invalidating a male character’s past straight relationships in order to make your slash ship sail. 

Could I interest you on the subject of bisexuality.

It’s free! It’s friendly! It’s perfectly workable with canon! It stops misogynistic fic tropes in order to slash ship in it’s tracks.

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redemption13:

GRAYSON

redemption13:

GRAYSON

make me chooseallisaacs asked rosa diaz or gina linetti?

30 Days of Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Day OneFavorite Outfit

"You’re part of the Nine-Nine now. We look after each other.

gracecrane:

Get To Know Me MemeFavorite TV Show [1/5]: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

A wise unsmiling man named Jerald Jimes made me realize what I am thankful for. So, I’d just like to say I am happy to be here with my family. My super weird family with two black dads, and two Latina daughters, and two white sons, and… Gina. And I don’t know what you (Scully) are. Some strange giant baby? To the Nine Nine!

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