Don’t ever stay in a relationship with someone who thinks it’s a burden to be there for you, complains about you needing them to be there for you sometimes, or ignores you when you need them to be there for you.
So CNN just showed a report on the royal visit to New Zealand, which not only actively mocked the cultural traditions of the Maori, comparing the haka to the mating dance of the emu, but also denigrated the cultural traditions of many other groups as being ‘native’ and generally silly. It’s this kind of shoddy journalism and blatant racism that perpetuates an idea of multiculturalism being some kind of childish joke and trivialises the identity of 15% of NZ’s population. If you want to do something about it, there is a complaint here, and the petition associated with it here. .
SIGN IT. WRITE COMPLAINTS TO CNN. GET HER FIRED.
Honestly I don’t understand how CNN let this racist shit go through and air.
What the fuck, Jeanne Moos?
Signing and signal boosting this pronto.
So I learned from my friend that coconut water can be used as an emergency blood transfusion, and of course my first thought was “So, can a vampire drink coconut water?”
and of course we had this idea of these tropical vampires being horrified when these old world vampires come and are still drinking blood like some sort of monster.
guys oh my god
HOLY FUCK I NEVER THOUGHT OF IT THAT WAY
This is going to make larping so much better when I give Vampire: The Masquerade a try.
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These are beautiful photos of ladies I truly admire. But! I can’t help but notice, the smaller the subject, the more of her body is shown.
not true at all! we were shooting portraits, which usually means head shots—there were a few bloggers who chose/wanted full body shots. katya (the last pictured) is/was one of the smallest women there (much smaller than tanesha/edith who have full body shots) and is cut off at her boobs.
I like how you sent me an ask claiming that no one says a thing except people rhetorically making fun of the position that no one actually holds, and then you send me an ask clarifying that you hold exactly the same position.
I’m kind tempted to just not address anything else you said and just marvel in the perfection of that.
What’s the reason for making a character white? What’s the reason for making a character straight? What’s the reason for making a character abled or neurotypical or cis?
When you assume that making a character Other relative to yourself weakens the narrative, you’re revealing a terrible thing about yourself: that you can’t imagine that those people have backstories and inner lives the way that you do.
Every single person in a fictional narrative is ultimately there because a writer decided they needed to be there, but when the person looks like you and matches your expectations, you accept that this person who was made up for the plot had a life full of events that led them to the point where they’re appearing on the screen or page.
But when your expectations aren’t met, you start saying it’s forced. You can’t accept that events led them here because you don’t grant them the kind of life that you know you have. Your empathy does not extend to them.
Look at how many white people think they can relate to a little girl in an industrial orphanage who falls in with a capitalist robber baron during the Great Depression more than they can relate to a little girl in the foster system in modern New York who falls in with a career politician, all because of a difference of race. The original Annie’s situation and world were only slightly less alien to us than the Victorian period, but making her white somehow makes her relatable in a way that a little girl who clearly exists in our world isn’t.
The fact is, empathy is linked to imagination and we can (and do!) relate to people who are literally alien beings in literally alien worlds. The choice not to relate to Quvenzhané Wallis as Annie—or a Black or gay or female or trans video game character—is a choice to shut off both imagination and empathy.
The failing is not with the narrative, it’s with you.
you know why captain america 2 is so great?
it’s because they subvert almost every trope known to the media, especially in terms of romance and gender. steve’s cute neighbor who supposedly has a thing for muscular bodies and washing machines? think again
she’s not here to flirt, she’s here…
Because voldiebuns and I saw Winter Soldier again today.
WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS AND SOME CRACK
- When Tony found out that his tech (helicarrier repulsors) had been taken by the forces of evil again, he freaked out.
- Tony is responsible for the sass subprotocol in Nick’s SUV.
New hobby: listen to songs about breakups or mistakes and pretend they’re about finding out your best friend is a brainwashed assassin who is trying to kill you and/or finding out that you are a brainwashed assassin who has been trying to kill your best friend. Guaranteed to make 100% of songs 134290x better.
That’s the price you pay for being friends with Steve “dad jokes” Rogers.
I’ve written already about how lonely and miserable Cap is in this movie, but I think it’s fair to say that he’s not just lonely for all the friends he lost in the 1940s — he’s lonely for Bucky, specifically.
“Even when I had nothing, I had Bucky,” he says, when he finds out who the Winter Soldier truly is. Steve certainly misses Peggy and the Howling Commandos, but that loss is bittersweet. He at least knows that Peggy lived a long and happy life, and besides, he only knew Peggy and the Commandos for a few months, whereas he and Bucky had been living in each other’s pockets since childhood. Steve’s scene with Peggy is upsetting because it’s the one moment that really highlights the time travel aspect of the Captain America story: he can never go back. Peggy went on without him — she had to.
But Bucky’s absence is more like (to use a rather inappropriate analogy) a missing limb. Not only did Bucky never get anything remotely approaching a happy ending, but Steve never really got any practise in functioning without him. Within days of Bucky’s death, Steve was piloting an aircraft into the ocean, and when he woke up he was thrust straight back into active service, in a totally alien environment but with SHIELD governing his every move — even stationing a spy at his door.