faeai:

sempiternalwake:

literally how to get away with murder is a show where the protagonist is a quiet, boy-next-door POC, his lead mentor is the most complex, badass lady, also POC, and his fellow student is an equally hardworking, ambitious woman, also POC. Three main characters who are black. (Also you have Oliver, who is less relevant as of now but seems to have a growing character, and Rebecca, who is part-Chinese and the show kinda centers on her story it seems). 

yet everyone decides to love the manipulative, cheating, extremely problematic, offensive, pretty cis-male white gay guy who has sex with everyone to get his way and contributes somewhat minimally to the show apart from gratuitous sex scenes and looking attractive all the time. 

and I’m not completely saying Connor doesn’t have character. His character is complex and fascinating and I can see it growing already, especially in conjunction with Oliver, but everybody hates Michaela and demonizes her for being determined, ambitious, and hardworking, while they worship Connor like he’s some saint even though he uses manipulation and illegal tactics to fulfill HIS ambitions.

Because Michaela isn’t a hot white boy. She’s a strong, independent woman who has a goal she wants to achieve and won’t let things stand in her way, not even her fiancé. She’s also black. And people gonna hate that and pick the piece of garbage to fan over instead of her character or the other two pieces of gold that are Wes and Annalise. Wes is literally the protagonist of the show, he is the underdog, the initially naive and slow one, yet he works his ass off to catch up and then continues to display his morality and humanity in trying to help Rebecca. (He’s also so attractive.) Annalise is an extremely intelligent, successful black woman who is the bosslady and wonderful at her job, she is sexy, she is vulnerable at times, she is everything. 

But no. Everyone loves the garbage white boy because let’s face it, he’s pretty as hell and he isn’t black like the other three genuinely interesting characters. 

let’s remember that laurel castillo is also a poc as a white-passing latina. point still stands but please remember that laurel isnt white either, shes just light-skinned

“i’m going to rip your heart out and
feed it to my dogs and when they
accuse me of murder i’m going to
look them right in the eye and say
“it’s not my fault did you not see
where he was did you not see what
he was wearing did you not see what
time of night it was i cannot be held
responsible for this crime —
he was asking for it”.
actaeon was not the first man to bleed out
at my feet and he will not be the last.”
tell artemis she was asking for it | e.h.
micaxiii:

deductionfreak:

hazelguay:

The most valuable chart…



yes thanks for colouring it I had a hard time reading that

micaxiii:

deductionfreak:

hazelguay:

The most valuable chart…

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yes thanks for colouring it I had a hard time reading that

Mythology Meme: (1/8) Legendary creatures ➝ Medusa

Medusa was originally a ravishingly beautiful maiden, “the jealous aspiration of many suitors,” but because Poseidon had raped her in Athena’s temple, the enraged Athena transformed Medusa’s beautiful hair to serpents and made her face so terrible to behold that the mere sight of it would turn onlookers to stone. She was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who was sent to fetch her head by King Polydectes of Seriphus.

“Stars are not small or gentle.
They are writhing and dying and burning.
They are not here to be pretty.
I am trying to learn from them.”
Caitlyn Siehl, “Sky Poem” (via brambleheart)

period drama + women of color

Amber Heard out and about in Savannah, Ga (oct. 7)
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