positive lady characters meme redux-> [1/9 women of colour] 

↳ Joan Watson

Lucy Hale for Just Jared.

zeus is bullshit: a poem for anyone feeling alone


the theory that people

are always searching for

their other half is 


don’t let anyone, not

even a god, tell you 

you are anything less 

than whole.

I want you to be happy. That’s all I want.


Stay the hell away from that girl. ‘Cause wherever she goes, death follows.






You guys are all posting cutesy gifsets of Benedict Cumberbatch and his mom and all I can remember is that time she advised him not to use his last name professionally to avoid being the target for reparations lawsuits. For the slaves their family owned. 

Super cute!

wait what

Stacey Cumberbatch, New York City’s newly appointed commissioner of citywide administrative services, said in an interview after her introduction at City Hall last week that she shares a last name with the British actor Benedict Cumberbatch because her ancestors were slaves owned by his family.

The commissioner, who is the granddaughter of Caribbean immigrants, told the New York Times that the actor’s fifth-great-grandfather owned a plantation in Barbados and explained that it was common for slaves to take the surnames of their owners during that time. The British Cumberbatches were a famous family of “merchants and adventurers” in the 18th and 19th century, and it is a matter of public record that Abraham Cumberbatch (Benedict’s fifth-great-grandfather) founded the family’s fortunes on a sugar plantation in Barbados.

wait he said //what//

Cumberbatch is his father’s name and the old man’s an actor too, although Dad wasn’t brave enough to use it and instead works as Timothy Carlton. “Cumberbatch — it sounds like a fart in a bath, doesn’t it?” he laughs. “What a fluffy old name. I can never say it on a Monday morning. When I became an actor, Mum wasn’t keen on me keeping it. ‘They’ll be after you for money,’ she used to say.”

By “they” he means the descendants of Britain’s slave trade. “There are lots of Cumberbatches in our former Caribbean colonies,” he says. “When their ancestors lost their African names, they called themselves after their masters. Reparation cases are ongoing in the American courts. I’ve got friends involved in researching this scar on human history and I’ve spoken to them about it. The issue of how far you should be willing to atone is interesting. I mean, it’s not as if I’m making a profit from the suffering — it’s not like it’s Nazi money.” But the Cumberbatches, he thinks, were “pretty dodgy”.

Wow. There I was, ready to ask: “How’s your mum looking these days?” Here Cumberbatch is, ‘fessing up to a dark family secret. But the acting world turns strangely. Cumberbatch, in his professional life to date, has already impersonated William Pitt the Younger in the film Amazing Grace about the campaign to end the slave trade. “Maybe I was trying to right a wrong there,” he says with an edgy smile.


So I know I’ve talked about this before

But just an added reminder that he said all that about “trying to right a wrong”

And yet this is the same douchebag who, during the London Riots, was talking about how younger generations need to “know their betters” (not sure if he used those exact words, but it was damned near, because he also said the following) and that they should basically just kinda trust the system to do its business and ultimately do right by them. All that he excused by remarking about how he was raised in wealth, so he thought there was something to the old ways of Lords and such tending to their serfs and servants. :|

Like, he legit said that all with a straight face and totally honestly.

Clatterscratch is a demon from the deepest pits of hell, I don’t care what anyone says

did he seriously say that money made from slavery isn’t as bad as nazi money?