23rd April, 2014

22nd April, 2014

“Oh yeah, that was the biggest joke of all. I think that there is a general pattern of “white-ifying” everything. Just because they make Heimdall black in the Thor movies doesn’t really make a counterargument. In fact, the amount of what they call “racebending” that goes on in Hollywood is extraordinary. I mean, I have sat down with agents who will tell me straight up, “Listen, you write about Dominicans in New Jersey. We can make an indie film about this, but nobody in Hollywood wants to see anything but white leads.” And so when I heard that they wanted to cast all white characters in Akira, it just really shows you how little the dream factory of our popular culture has caught up with the diverse reality of our present. I mean, the nation in which we live — and the world in which we live — is so extraordinarily more like a future than the futures that we’re being sold on the screen and on television.”

 Junot Díaz

 

(via thartist72)

(Source: Wired)

(via Racebending.com)

21st April, 2014

clpteens:

catagator:

Didn’t even get to close the search string before I was told I was wrong. 

Yikes! I guess this is a good reminder for everyone to think about whether the way they react to characters is influenced by gender.

It does make me happy to see roxanegay's essay as the number one result, though.

clpteens:

catagator:

Didn’t even get to close the search string before I was told I was wrong. 

Yikes! I guess this is a good reminder for everyone to think about whether the way they react to characters is influenced by gender.

It does make me happy to see roxanegay's essay as the number one result, though.

(via The Other Grimoire)

19th April, 2014

fyeah-haroldlloyd:

Happy Birthday, Harold Clayton Lloyd  (April 20th, 1893 - March 8th, 1971)
"My humor was never cruel or cynical.  We just took life and poked fun at it.  We made it so it could be understood the world over, without language barriers.  We seem to have conquered the time barrier, as well."
fyeah-haroldlloyd:

Happy Birthday, Harold Clayton Lloyd  (April 20th, 1893 - March 8th, 1971)
"My humor was never cruel or cynical.  We just took life and poked fun at it.  We made it so it could be understood the world over, without language barriers.  We seem to have conquered the time barrier, as well."
fyeah-haroldlloyd:

Happy Birthday, Harold Clayton Lloyd  (April 20th, 1893 - March 8th, 1971)
"My humor was never cruel or cynical.  We just took life and poked fun at it.  We made it so it could be understood the world over, without language barriers.  We seem to have conquered the time barrier, as well."
fyeah-haroldlloyd:

Happy Birthday, Harold Clayton Lloyd  (April 20th, 1893 - March 8th, 1971)
"My humor was never cruel or cynical.  We just took life and poked fun at it.  We made it so it could be understood the world over, without language barriers.  We seem to have conquered the time barrier, as well."
fyeah-haroldlloyd:

Happy Birthday, Harold Clayton Lloyd  (April 20th, 1893 - March 8th, 1971)
"My humor was never cruel or cynical.  We just took life and poked fun at it.  We made it so it could be understood the world over, without language barriers.  We seem to have conquered the time barrier, as well."
fyeah-haroldlloyd:

Happy Birthday, Harold Clayton Lloyd  (April 20th, 1893 - March 8th, 1971)
"My humor was never cruel or cynical.  We just took life and poked fun at it.  We made it so it could be understood the world over, without language barriers.  We seem to have conquered the time barrier, as well."
fyeah-haroldlloyd:

Happy Birthday, Harold Clayton Lloyd  (April 20th, 1893 - March 8th, 1971)
"My humor was never cruel or cynical.  We just took life and poked fun at it.  We made it so it could be understood the world over, without language barriers.  We seem to have conquered the time barrier, as well."
fyeah-haroldlloyd:

Happy Birthday, Harold Clayton Lloyd  (April 20th, 1893 - March 8th, 1971)
"My humor was never cruel or cynical.  We just took life and poked fun at it.  We made it so it could be understood the world over, without language barriers.  We seem to have conquered the time barrier, as well."
fyeah-haroldlloyd:

Happy Birthday, Harold Clayton Lloyd  (April 20th, 1893 - March 8th, 1971)
"My humor was never cruel or cynical.  We just took life and poked fun at it.  We made it so it could be understood the world over, without language barriers.  We seem to have conquered the time barrier, as well."
fyeah-haroldlloyd:

Happy Birthday, Harold Clayton Lloyd  (April 20th, 1893 - March 8th, 1971)
"My humor was never cruel or cynical.  We just took life and poked fun at it.  We made it so it could be understood the world over, without language barriers.  We seem to have conquered the time barrier, as well."

fyeah-haroldlloyd:

Happy Birthday, Harold Clayton Lloyd  (April 20th, 1893 - March 8th, 1971)

"My humor was never cruel or cynical.  We just took life and poked fun at it.  We made it so it could be understood the world over, without language barriers.  We seem to have conquered the time barrier, as well."

(via Mothic Flights And Flutterings)

18th April, 2014

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