In my imagination, I would’ve had Mercedes’ return have something to do with Tina since, I don’t know, they actually seemed to be friends despite the fact that the writers have chosen to ignore that fact whenever it’s convenient. With Tina all over the place this season and Mercedes’ LA recording storyline not really known, I would’ve liked to have seen them reconnect over feeling lost in their lives, reaffirm one another’s goals, and maybe sing a duet like this just for old time’s sake. Based on the timbres of their voices, I think Amber’s fuller, richer tone fits Danielle’s part, while Jenna’s wispy, ethereal timbre suits Caroline’s half better.
It Will Rain (Studio Version) - Kris Thomas
by Kendra James for Racialicious
Apparently brown babies are receiving their Ivy League acceptances stapled to birth certificates in the delivery rooms nowadays. You sign up for a lifetime of other systemic issues (Racism? Discrimination? No big.), but hey, at least you’re going to Harvard. Maybe, but it helps if you’re lucky enough to land in a decent public school where your race is non-factor when it comes to the quality of your education, and even in a diverse, wealthy suburb with good public schools that’s not a guarantee. I’m guessing Suzy didn’t think about that. Headdress jokes aside, Suzy probably also doesn’t realise that in the fall of 2011 only 0.4% of undergrad students attending Title IV schools (which include the Ivy League) were Native American. Suzy’s apparently limited understanding of the college admissions process leads me to believe that a full explanation of the circumstances and historic treatment of America’s indigenous people that’ve lead to this staggeringly low number would go over her head.
What of the African-American, Latino, Asian Pacific Islander, and other minority girls with the same qualifications? What do they blame when they don’t get in? Poor qualifications? College admissions being a hyper competitive process in which rejection is common? The exact same set of problems that this girl had without any of the racist subtext?
So you didn’t get into the college of your dreams. Statistically speaking, the great majority of the world does not. But for goodness sake, there’s no need to cry about affirmative action and social injustice to the WSJ about it.
favourite saved url: spicy_curry_blood
the next movie you’re planning to watch: the life of pi
the last movie you watched: skyfall
the book you’re currently reading: neuroanatomy through clinical cases
favourite female fictional character: at the moment, mindy lahiri or laurel lance
favourite male fictional character: killian jones
the number of songs on your iPod: 10854
that one song that’s been stuck in your head all week: I’M GONNA POP SOME TAGS ONLY GOT TWENTY DOLLAS IN MY POCKETTTTTT
what would your patronus be? some sort of bird of prey
the fictional character you identify with most: Mike Chang, to a certain extent, although I’d throw in Alex Karev, William Darcy, and Victor Frankenstein
favourite word: mainstream
AU: Emma didn’t leave Killian on the beanstalk
Three average teenage girls suddenly discover that their voices can summon incredible powers. One creates fire, another ice, the third thunder and lightning. Three different types of destruction. Three different ways to save the world from the unimaginable evil that threatens it.
Together they are the Stormbringers, defenders of justice, protectors of the innocent and oppressed, sirens and songbirds, warrior queens. But also, at the end of the day, they are each other’s best friend, greatest ally, truest love, falling asleep hand in hand in hand, giving each other the strength to wake and fight once more.
femmeslash february ~ slapface requested quinn, mercedes and tina as magical girls (who sometimes kiss each other lbr)