laugh-dance-ellen:

Yet another example as to why Ellen is my role model.

In 1997, Ellen came out as gay on her sitcom, Ellen. She was met with a horrendous amount of backlash from society and the media. She was the butt of every joke on late night TV. She was dubbed “Ellen DeGenerate.” She even received death threats. 

Ellen went from the most popular sitcom actress to the most hated. Desperate, she turned to the gay community for support. However, Chastity Bono, a fellow lesbian and a representative for GLAAD at the time, betrayed Ellen, telling Variety Magazine, “[‘Ellen’] is so gay it’s excluding a large part of our society … we have to be realistic. This is network primetime.” 

Ellen trusted Chastity to help as she was also gay, and would understand what Ellen was going through. Instead, Chastity publicly denounced Ellen, leaving Ellen alone to defend herself. Ellen’s show was subsequently cancelled. 

Flash forward to 2011. Chastity Bono is now Chaz Bono, a transgender male. He is going to be a contestant of Dancing with the Stars, much to the displeasure of the public. He receives backlash, similar to the kind Ellen endured in 1997. In response, Ellen defends Chaz in her monologue (seen here), and invites Chaz on her show to give his perspective. 

Ellen chose to help Chaz, who was being persecuted by the media, even though he had hurt Ellen severely in the past. Ellen definitely did not have to have Chaz on her show, but she did to be kind. Ellen not only forgave Chaz, but gave him the support that he failed to give her earlier. 

Be kind to one another. It’s not just something Ellen says after every show; it’s what she lives by. And we should all try to live by it too. 

assrah:

you see this little boy right here? his name is danny nickerson, and he’s turning 6 on july 25. he has an inoperable brain tumor and was diagnosed with cancer, and only 10% of kids with this type of cancer live past 18 months. you know what he wants for his birthday?
a bunch of cards.
that’s right folks, just write him a little card and send it in the mail, and you’re gonna make this kid’s day. he can recognize his name, and he loves super mario and lego.
so far he’s gotten about 40 letters, but with you, you can make it way more. you can mail your card to…

Danny NickersonP.O. Box 212Foxboro, MA. 02035

here’s an article about him

assrah:

you see this little boy right here? his name is danny nickerson, and he’s turning 6 on july 25. he has an inoperable brain tumor and was diagnosed with cancer, and only 10% of kids with this type of cancer live past 18 months. you know what he wants for his birthday?

a bunch of cards.

that’s right folks, just write him a little card and send it in the mail, and you’re gonna make this kid’s day. he can recognize his name, and he loves super mario and lego.

so far he’s gotten about 40 letters, but with you, you can make it way more. you can mail your card to…

Danny Nickerson
P.O. Box 212
Foxboro, MA. 02035

here’s an article about him

thranduilings:

gUY S G UYS IT’S THRANDU I L IN BOFA OR TABA OR WAHTEVER  IM IT’S THRANDUIL HE IS BEAUTIFUL  ICANG BREATHE 


'Anna, watching her, saw that her eyes were the same colour as the sea, and her hair, blowing across her face, was pale yellow, like the dry grasses on the sand, only lighter. She thought she was the prettiest girl she had ever seen.'

'Anna, watching her, saw that her eyes were the same colour as the sea, and her hair, blowing across her face, was pale yellow, like the dry grasses on the sand, only lighter. She thought she was the prettiest girl she had ever seen.'

(Source: ghibli-forever, via tinyshell)