On the Mandarin in Iron Man 3
I just don’t feel like his depiction was all that innovative or new because Iron Man was always just some white dude’s racist fantasy and in Iron Man 3 he is still just some white dude’s racist fantasy.
relaxtakeiteasy-: : “Tangled” show at Disneyland’s Princess Fantasy Faire disneyforprincesses: I attended the “Tangled” show which is one of two shows at Disneyland’s new Princess Fantasy Faire area of the park. The two narrators were two white men and the two stars were the Rapunzel and Flynn Rider face characters. In addition, there were two women of color cast… AS...
khaleesiboadicea: no, antonio “puss in boots” banderas should not play oberyn martell. get out. PUSS N BOOTS MARTELL FOREVER
REBLOG: Star Trek Into Darkness and the latest...
shatterhandn7: NOTE: I posted this a few days back, but as long as these morally bankrupt people are going to continue to make this argument, I’m going to repost this. Plus I’m including their inappropriate tag so they can’t help but see it. So, not only do we have to deal with blatantly rude people with the maturity of 9-year-olds spoiling the plot of Star Trek Into Darkness for people who...
Re: The Search
To me, it is kind of obvious that when she was referring to “our son” she was referring to her son with Ozai and that Azula and Zuko just have reading comprehension grammar fail.
Some basic guidelines on how to write and write... →
lalalunascope: renamok: racebending: princelesscomic: princelesscomic: J. Skylar at Comic Book Bin wrote an incredible article that can be used AS A STARTING POINT when writing LGBT characters or about LGBT issues. Follow the link, check it out, but remember: your most important job when you write about another culture of any type is to do your research and understand what the words you...
Sooo..... a man of japanese descent, Mr. Kevin... →
He’s not the head oft he studio, he’s the head of the company. I doubt he will really influence the day to day operations of the movie studio at all.
Couple of thoughts on "The Search"
Got an advance preview copy of The Search part one from Dark Horse tonight. (FYI, Dark Horse specifically asked bloggers not to publish any direct spoilers or images in our reviews so the people circulating images and spoilers/rumors/etc. out of context aren’t keeping their word.) What I can say is that I feel The Search from the very get go was much more compelling and interesting...
jaded-she: HBO Girls is great. I think it represents anyone who has a vagina. Whether that vagina is tan, pale white, brown, green, yellow, navy, I don’t care. The diversity issue is just plain weird. Look at these characters for what they say and who they are. Just because they don’t look like you doesn’t mean they don’t feel similar hurts & joys. They struggle with money, their careers,...
Korra and the Doorman at a Tea Shop
Korra: Why do you hate benders?
Doorman: I don't hate benders. I have friends who are benders. One of my favorite teachers was a bender. I remember she used to build sandcastles for us to run around in on the playground. She was great.
Korra: But you joined the Equalists.
Doorman: I did.
Korra: How can you say all that about your teacher and still want to be an Equalist? You helped Amon, and he was taking away people's bending. He took away my bending. He tried to destroy all benders!
Doorman: What he said made sense. The benders are too powerful. They don't answer to anybody. My sister used to work at the powerplant. You know where that is?
Korra: Yeah, I have a friend who lightingbends there. Hardworking firebenders power this city.
Doorman: Nonbenders work there, too, like my sister. She was around your age back then. She supervised metalbenders and waterbenders and lightingbenders. Her university professor was the one who invented the power plant in Republic City. He was a nonbender, too.
Korra: I didn't know that a nonbender invented the power plant.
Doorman: Most people can name ten probenders but haven't heard of Teo--and he's the guy who powered this city.
Korra: Your sister worked with benders. She knows how hard they work. Just because people are benders doesn't mean they have it easy. There are a lot of poor benders...I know some who lived on the streets.
Doorman: We were poor, too. Our family lived on the streets for a while. We couldn't make shelter out of dirt. We had to make our own fire. We had to beg for water. We had to defend ourselves from benders who were also poor and would try and steal our food.
Korra: That still doesn't make sense, why you'd join Amon.
Doorman: It makes a lot of sense to me.
Korra: What Amon did...it felt terrible. I felt so powerless. You don't know what it's like to have your bending taken away from you!
Doorman: You're right, I don't. I don't know what it's like to have bending at all.
Korra: But that's not my fault, or anyone else's fault, that you're not spiritual enough to be a bender.
Doorman: I'm plenty spiritual. I just wasn't lucky enough to be born the Avatar. How can you look at someone who is a nonbender and just assume that you're more "spiritual" than they are?
Korra: What did we do to make you hate us so much?
Doorman: It's not what benders did...it's more like what they didn't do.
Korra: That doesn't make sense. It just sounds like something Amon would say.
Doorman: My sister tried to unionize the plant. Better hours and wages for the people who worked there. Rest breaks for the lightingbenders and the steambenders, fairer wages. She was walking home late one night when she was attacked. First they used earthbending to pin her down. Then they used waterbending to make her feel like she was drowning. Then they firebended her face to shut her up.
Korra: Did they kill her?
Doorman: No. But you can see how, after I learned Amon was hurt by firebending too, why I fell for that. I thought benders had hurt us both.
Korra: They didn't do it because they were benders, they did it because they're gangsters and thugs and horrible people!
Doorman: But they used bending to do it.
Korra: Then they don't deserve to have bending. As the Avatar, I can take their bending away.
Doorman: Chief Beifong personally investigated. They never found who did it, or the person who paid them to do it. Waterbender healers tried to help heal her but she has scars. Chief Beifong tried to teach her how to see with earthbending but my sister isn't a bender so it was no use.
Korra: But listen to yourself! You're describing how all of these benders tried to help your sister.
Doorman: Only after other benders hurt her first. Look, I'm not sorry for supporting Amon.
Korra: Even if he was a liar.
Doorman: Nonbenders got a raw deal from that, too. Now if anyone even dares to say the word "equality," people look at us like we're monsters.
Korra: Why did you ask me to meet you here? It wasn't just for a cup of tea.
Doorman: I wanted to explain why I was working for Amon. And I guess to apologize for hitting the Avatar.
Korra: It didn't really hurt. I'm tough.
Doorman: I guess I also thought you've probably talked to Equalists but never really sat down and listened to one. Why did you decide to come?
Korra: I'm the Avatar. It's my job to listen to people. I'm supposed to represent everyone...even if they hate me.
Doorman: I don't hate you.
Korra: I don't hate you either.
A nonbender Avatar?
republiccitysanctuary: fralusans-ana-marein: jedifreac: I have all these “feels” and I just want to throw my creative writing bachelors degree (which means nothinnnng) and my critical race studies and women’s studies textbooks (bell hooks in your face) and my social justice-oriented in-progress grad degree (not sorry anti-sjers) at the Korra writing team and wave around giant...
A nonbender Avatar?
I have all these “feels” and I just want to throw my creative writing bachelors degree (which means nothinnnng) and my critical race studies and women’s studies textbooks (bell hooks in your face) and my social justice-oriented in-progress grad degree (not sorry anti-sjers) at the Korra writing team and wave around giant intersectionality pom poms. It’s not that all the...
A line that rubbed me the wrong way in Les...
englandsdreaming: grantaires: jedifreac: “…it is the music of the people who will not be slaves again!” Yo Enjolras, I’m really happy for you, imma let you finish but French college students =/= slaves. France had slaves and slave rebellions, but you guys were not it. In before someone explains that it was a metaphor. ok congratulations #do i laugh or cry Had you been there tonight...
A line that rubbed me the wrong way in Les...
msdebussy: jedifreac: “…it is the music of the people who will not be slaves again!” Yo Enjolras, I’m really happy for you, imma let you finish but French college students =/= slaves. France had slaves and slave rebellions, but you guys were not it. In before someone explains that it was a metaphor. this is why tumblr is the worst if by the worst you mean, awesome.
A line that rubbed me the wrong way in Les...
“…it is the music of the people who will not be slaves again!” Yo Enjolras, I’m really happy for you, imma let you finish but French college students =/= slaves. France had slaves and slave rebellions, but you guys were not it. In before someone explains that it was a metaphor.
"In Red Dawn, Washington patriots must defend... →
zuky: so-shinny: Review and responses about Red Dawn by Racebending.com This upside-down vision of the world is actually a recurring characteristic of white supremacism: white people imagine and fear people of color doing horrible things to them which, in fact, white people have historically done to people of color. Many white people imagine that Black people are out to attack and kill...
Please stop with the Blackface comparisons
shatteredjunk: racebending: alostbird: [TW: Blackface on some of the links] When I was a kid, and even still now, if I acted a fool (I was being disrespectful, talking back, etc.) my momma would say “Have you lost yo mind?” or “You must’ve lost yo mind, and I’m bout to help you find it.” And I feel like people indeed have. There seems to be this recurring…thing where mainly non-Black...
Reaction to Summary of the film "The Great Wall"...
Synopsis: The story is set in 15th century China and follows a group of British warriors who happen upon the hurried construction of the massive wall. As night falls, the warriors realize that the haste in building the wall isn’t just to keep out the Mongols but rather something inhuman and more dangerous...
lil-ith: ours is just a little sorrow: A Brief History — phlabitha: golden-zephyr: Gypsy is the name given to Roma since they appeared in Europe in the thirteenth century, refugees from the widespread warfare that had overtaken their native India as part of the expansion of the Ottoman Turkish Empire. Europeans took these newcomers from the East for… I still use gypsy to describe my...
Why I'm upset about the Catching Fire casting
gloryandus: (Completely stepping over the fact that so much of the books was about race, and that has been removed from the films.) Panem is a futuristic North America, not a futuristic USA. North America is actually made up of 23 states and territories, but most of those get divided into regional blocks like Central America and the Caribbean. North America is more commonly associated with just...
blood-stained-hurricane: Victoria Foyt’s “Awards”: 2012 Eric Hoffer Award: http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48328 It can be bought. and the San Francisco Book Festival site http://www.sanfranciscobookfestival.com/ where one of her awards is supposedly from also has an ad for the same service provider called HostGator as her SavethePearls.com does. Hmmm. omg it has a...
‘Save the Pearls’ has the most interesting and racially aware plotline. It’s...– -No one, ever. (via makocake)
Victoria Foyt describes the praise and possible... →
fritata: racebending: I am shaking, I am so extremely disgusted and angry. I wanted to bring this to people’s attention. Here is an article from Feb. of this year written by Victoria Foyt. This excerpt in particular (bold emphasis mine): [Imagine this: a fourth grade girl with wild curly hair, huge green eyes and large bee-stung lips, her skin perpetually tanned from the Florida sun, stands...
hot-nasty-badass-speed: HighlanderHufflepuffHugMachine: Yes, Brave should have and could have included PoC characters. highlanderhufflepuffhugmachine: hot-nasty-badass-speed: highlanderhufflepuffhugmachine: hot-nasty-badass-speed: highlanderhufflepuffhugmachine: hot-nasty-badass-speed: vladimirmedvedev: highlanderhufflepuffhugmachine: vladimirmedvedev: ...
Yes, Brave should have and could have included PoC...
bastardlybrendan: highlanderhufflepuffhugmachine: First of all, we’re talking about a movie in which humans turn into bears and a witch has a talking raven. I can accept a universe with magic and talking bears, I can sure as hell accept a universe in which there were black people in Scotland by around the 10th century. Not to mention there WERE NON-WHITE PEOPLE IN EUROPE BY THEN. Seriously....