still unlearning

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"why are you awake at three in the morning" asks the person who is also awake at three in the morning

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Today I’m thinking about how Rosa Diaz’s hair is as big a part of her armor as her leather jacket. You’d expect a character as aloof and intimidating as Diaz to have a hairstyle equally severe.

Instead, her hair is big and bold and intensely beautiful. It’s her coworker Amy Santiago who belongs on the cover of “Hair Pulled Back Magazine”; it’s Amy whose work style is no-nonsense, practical, not a distraction from the task at hand.  Rosa’s hair draws attention. Rosa’s hair texture changes from soft to crisp and from waves to curls, but it is always down and it is always dramatic. A statement of grandeur in every room she enters.

Diaz is a cop, a woman of color in a workforce dominated by white men.  She’s had to work her ass off to get half as far as some of the numbskulls in her department, she needs to be tough enough to face the daily bullshit sent her way by criminals and coworkers alike. She’s fierce by nature but also by design.

In the mornings, when Diaz gets dressed, she reaches for an outfit that reinforces how fierce she is. Her wardrobe is a warning: don’t fuck with me, boys.  I can take you out and and destroy you as well as anyone else in the precinct. In fact, I can do that better than most of the precinct.  Being hot only makes her more intimidating. Yeah, I can take you down while looking this good. Go ahead, stare at my body. That’ll distract you enough for me to do my job.

Before she leaves for work each day, she styles her hair to be aggressively beautiful too. Getting her helmet into place before she heads out to battle. Reminding herself as much as anyone else what’s at stake.

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Anonymous asked: But olive what if it tastes salty??


pussy isn’t gonna taste like strawberries and whipped cream. like, it’s a bodily fluid. your vagina is acidic when it’s in its prime pH. let’s get rid of this idea that we’re supposed to taste like we’re fruits instead of humans. like, yes, you can alter the taste with your diet. but please do not fret if your genitals don’t taste like chocolate pudding.


glasses are so stupid. u wanted to lie on ur side??? fuck off. u wanted a hot drink???? u can’t see shit now bc ur glasses are fogged up. go out in the rain???? tough luck shithead. 

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You know what I love about this gifset?

Before this moment (1x20 “Fancy Brudgom”), we’d never actually seen much proof that Diaz could be a leader. She’s an excellent detective — smart, tough, strong, good instincts — and a good partner, but she’s not a leader. She’s intimidating and she doesn’t suffer fools well. Everyone would be terrified to have her in charge of them. So why would Captain Holt say this?

Because he is a great leader. Because a great leader not only uses the existing skills of their team but also identifies their potential. Because Captain Holt  knows Rosa will respond to his high expectations. I bet no one’s ever expected her to lead before. Given that she’s a woman of color in a white male-dominated work environment, her previous bosses would have been begrudging if not openly resentful of having her around.  Rosa says herself in this scene that she learned to be nasty to survive. Showing weakness (patience) wasn’t an option. But Holt doesn’t want her to just survive, he wants her to flourish. He’s waited decades for his command, and now he’s using his authority to pay it forward. Scolding her like this is a huge compliment.  He’s trusting that she’ll step up to the plate.

Sometimes Brooklyn Nine Nine feels a little bit like “The Jake Peralta Arrested Development Special”. I love Jake and his relationship with Captain Holt, but I hope that in Season Two there will be less of a focus on Jake’s emotional issues, because he’s certainly not the only one who’s got them.   More scenes like this please, Michael Schur. Let us see how Diaz earns Holt’s high expectations.  Let us see it for the rest of the precinct too.

what she said

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Watch the trailer for M.I.A.’s controversial unreleased documentary before it’s pulled from the internet again. Reblog the shit out of this.

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