Since the release of Blackfish, a documentary which chronicled the troubled life of the orca Tilikum (above), in 2013, the percentage of Americans opposed to cetacean captivity has risen to 50% (up 11% from a 2012 poll). SeaWorld’s attendance has dropped 13% in the first quarter of 2014, with earnings down 11%. The Blackstone Group, which purchased SeaWorld in 2009, reduced their holdings of SeaWorld’s stock to 25%. The National Aquarium in Baltimore is now considering ending their practice of displaying dolphins and retiring their animals to a sea pen. The ‘Blackfish effect’ has changed so many lives, but what about its star, Tilikum?
Despite a year of SeaWorld’s costly PR campaigns, YouTube videos and commercials touting their exceptional animal care, Tilikum and the other orcas at SeaWorld’s parks haven’t seen any real improvement in their lives. Their tanks haven’t been expanded, broken family bonds have not been repaired and Tilikum the deadly 12,000 pound bull orca is still floating like a cork in the dank pool that made him famous. After a year of protests, reduced turnstile clicks and constant attacks on their social media platforms, SeaWorld still hasn’t gotten the message and Tilikum, the one being whose existence should have been impacted the most by the Blackfish effect, remains untouched by its message.
SeaWorld is never going to volunteer to do the right thing by Tilikum or any of their 28 other whales, it’s up to us to #emptythetanks.
Fuck, Marry, or Kill with Sleepy Hollow Cast - George Washington, Paul Revere, and Benjamin Franklin
NICOLE BEHARIE’S FACE
“A wonderful meeting, or a beautiful thing can exist. We depict hatred, but it is to depict that there are more important things. We depict a curse, to depict the joy of liberation. What we should depict is, how the boy understands the girl, and the process in which the girl opens her heart to the boy. At the end, the girl will say to the boy, ‘I love you, Ashitaka. But I cannot forgive humans.’ Smiling, the boy should say, ‘That is fine. Live with me.’” ( — Hayao Miyazaki)
#ashitaka is probably my favorite canonical hero ever #(my other favorites i had to bring a lot of fanon along but ashitaka is solid as is) #this photoset really brings it home that all of the ‘intimate’ or ‘traditionally romantic[looking] moments of the film are moments of gentleness or compassion in the midst of ugly scenes #san puts her mouth on his to feed him when he is too weak from being shot #ashitaka pulls her face to his when she is literally being consumed by hatred and pulls her into an embrace when she herself has stabbed him #offers of love and safety and acceptance and provision in an ugly violent world #and i love that forgiveness was not required of her character arc because the wrongs that were committed could not be undone #it is so rare to have a story where someone is set free from a life of hatred and revenge BUT IS NOT FORCED TO FORGIVE #i don’t even have the words for how important that is #because forgiveness is not mandatory for healing no matter what some people say #let’s live together—not the ‘together’ of romance but the ‘let’s live’ as a decision not to let yourself end
If it doesn’t have lesbians I don’t care .
Fuck lesbians and straighties it’s all about the multisexuals from here on out.
This post was about lesbians. Not about you. If you want to make a post about bi people, do that.Little homophobe things: talk about how much you dislike those gays and lesbians, but disguise the raging homophobia by saying “monosexuals” instead! Also derail any post you see about lesbians and talk about how you’re so much better than them!
"Fuck lesbians." do you people even realize what youre saying as youre saying it
this video was a ride from start to finish