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freckledtrash:

Disney’s The Jungle Book cast so far: Neel Sethi as Mowgli, Ben Kingsley as the voice of Bagheera, Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of Rakcha, Scarlett Johansson as the voice of Kaa and Idris Elba as the voice of Shere Khan (x x x x)

YO, THIS IS A REAL THING THAT IS HAPPENING

And not only is the cast amazing, but the film is going to be a mixture of live-action and animation (a-la Mary Poppins). Neel Seth (Mowgli),is going to be the only live-action actor and everyone else’s characters will be animated AND I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED.

(Source: starberry-cupcake, via lord-of-morning)

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Anonymous asked: honestly curious, why does it offend you?

perfectlyerik:

i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism. 

all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out. 

here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer: 

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from top to left to right:

KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔,APPLE 蘋果,ONION 洋蔥,GRAPE 葡萄,CHAIR 椅子,TOMATO 番茄

traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.

it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.” 

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lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english. 

she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english. 

just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries. 

let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.

this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day. 

if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?

i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay. 

i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media. 

as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world. 

feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality. 

Filed under man taiwan is so amazing how dare this film shit all over it lucy racism

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renlyslittlerose:

 And here we are— my Achilles tattoo. Done by James at Enso Tattoo. 
 A bit of background for you all: When I was a kid my mom gave me a book of Greek and Roman myths. It was written for kids, the language simple and the myths made more ‘kid friend’. Sex scenes were omitted or vaguely referenced to, and gruesome deaths were toned down so as not to frighten kids. But despite this, the stories remained much the same. I remember the first story was that of Pyramus and Thisbe, as originally told by Ovid. From that story I was hooked, and poured over the tales, finding myself more drawn to these stories than any other ones I had read. Near the end there were select books from the Iliad, once again toned down for kids, but featuring the same storyline with the same characters and the same outcomes. One of the books was book 23— Patroclus’ Funeral Games.
 That was where I first ‘met’ Achilles. I remember being deeply moved by the story, and despite being only ten years old, I was immediately drawn to Achilles and who he was. What had made him so sad? Why did his best friend have to die? Why were they holding such elaborate games for the dead? Who was Hector? What was going to happen to everyone? From then on I was obsessed with the Iliad. I wanted to know more, and got my hands on a simple, prose version of the Iliad. I read it, but I struggled with the language. Instead, my mom gave me some books written by a modern writer for a modern audience, set during the events of the Iliad, but featuring their own ‘original’ characters. When I wasn’t reading these books I was playing make-believe in the backyard, pretending to be an Achaean or a Trojan. Sometimes I’d pretend to be a Gladiator.
 Fast forward to my graduation from High School. I went in to University immediately, but originally entered in the Education department. I took one class and immediately dropped, instead choosing to pick up history. It felt better to me, and I knew my passion lay in Greek and Roman history. I still hadn’t been able to get rid of that deep fascination I had with the Greeks, and I hadn’t been able to forget about Achilles. From that change pretty much my entire university career dealt with Achilles in some capacity. I began to focus in on male same-sex relations, masculinity, and male warrior bonding. Achilles, and his relationship with Patroclus, had a huge impact on my interests and my decisions to continue forward with this area of study.
 I wrote about Achilles in any paper I could fit him in. From papers directly about him, such as ‘Friendship and the Heroic Narrative in the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Iliad’, to papers far removed from the times of the ancient Greeks, like ‘Homosexuality and Masculinity in Nazi Germany within the Wehrmacht’. If Achilles was involved, you can bet I included him. I was just drawn to Achilles and what he represented, and how he influenced and inspired countless generations from countless cultures. His representation of the young, idealistic soldier ruined by war and loss touched me, and encouraged me to study combat PTSD and the history of it, as well as to support and aid local veterans in Canada suffering from the same mental illness that Achilles suffered from.
 Achilles became my history muse. He became the reason I do what I do; why I study what I study. Why I care about what I care about. In June 2014 I graduated with a double degree in the Classics and History. My area of interest and expertise was in male same-sex relations and masculinity, with a keen focus on military units. The Greeks, the Romans, knights and lords, soldiers and commanders— I study these men, I tell their stories, and I get invested all because of one character. One broken soldier who loved too much and fought to hard from the very beginning. Achilles.
 And so I tattooed him on my body. A physical reminder of my passion and my drive. A reminder of why I do what I do. Achilles has always been with me since I was a kid, and he’ll continue to be with me as I work on my Masters, my PhD, and my career.
μῆνιν ἄειδε θεὰ Πηληϊάδεω Ἀχιλῆος οὐλομένην, ἣ μυρί᾽ Ἀχαιοῖς ἄλγε᾽ ἔθηκε…

As someone who loves and studied Greek and Roman history, I think your tattoo is super rad and the story behind it is just as cool :)

renlyslittlerose:

 And here we are— my Achilles tattoo. Done by James at Enso Tattoo.

 A bit of background for you all: When I was a kid my mom gave me a book of Greek and Roman myths. It was written for kids, the language simple and the myths made more ‘kid friend’. Sex scenes were omitted or vaguely referenced to, and gruesome deaths were toned down so as not to frighten kids. But despite this, the stories remained much the same. I remember the first story was that of Pyramus and Thisbe, as originally told by Ovid. From that story I was hooked, and poured over the tales, finding myself more drawn to these stories than any other ones I had read. Near the end there were select books from the Iliad, once again toned down for kids, but featuring the same storyline with the same characters and the same outcomes. One of the books was book 23— Patroclus’ Funeral Games.

 That was where I first ‘met’ Achilles. I remember being deeply moved by the story, and despite being only ten years old, I was immediately drawn to Achilles and who he was. What had made him so sad? Why did his best friend have to die? Why were they holding such elaborate games for the dead? Who was Hector? What was going to happen to everyone? From then on I was obsessed with the Iliad. I wanted to know more, and got my hands on a simple, prose version of the Iliad. I read it, but I struggled with the language. Instead, my mom gave me some books written by a modern writer for a modern audience, set during the events of the Iliad, but featuring their own ‘original’ characters. When I wasn’t reading these books I was playing make-believe in the backyard, pretending to be an Achaean or a Trojan. Sometimes I’d pretend to be a Gladiator.

 Fast forward to my graduation from High School. I went in to University immediately, but originally entered in the Education department. I took one class and immediately dropped, instead choosing to pick up history. It felt better to me, and I knew my passion lay in Greek and Roman history. I still hadn’t been able to get rid of that deep fascination I had with the Greeks, and I hadn’t been able to forget about Achilles. From that change pretty much my entire university career dealt with Achilles in some capacity. I began to focus in on male same-sex relations, masculinity, and male warrior bonding. Achilles, and his relationship with Patroclus, had a huge impact on my interests and my decisions to continue forward with this area of study.

 I wrote about Achilles in any paper I could fit him in. From papers directly about him, such as ‘Friendship and the Heroic Narrative in the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Iliad’, to papers far removed from the times of the ancient Greeks, like ‘Homosexuality and Masculinity in Nazi Germany within the Wehrmacht’. If Achilles was involved, you can bet I included him. I was just drawn to Achilles and what he represented, and how he influenced and inspired countless generations from countless cultures. His representation of the young, idealistic soldier ruined by war and loss touched me, and encouraged me to study combat PTSD and the history of it, as well as to support and aid local veterans in Canada suffering from the same mental illness that Achilles suffered from.

 Achilles became my history muse. He became the reason I do what I do; why I study what I study. Why I care about what I care about. In June 2014 I graduated with a double degree in the Classics and History. My area of interest and expertise was in male same-sex relations and masculinity, with a keen focus on military units. The Greeks, the Romans, knights and lords, soldiers and commanders— I study these men, I tell their stories, and I get invested all because of one character. One broken soldier who loved too much and fought to hard from the very beginning. Achilles.

 And so I tattooed him on my body. A physical reminder of my passion and my drive. A reminder of why I do what I do. Achilles has always been with me since I was a kid, and he’ll continue to be with me as I work on my Masters, my PhD, and my career.

μῆνιν ἄειδε θεὰ Πηληϊάδεω Ἀχιλῆος οὐλομένην, ἣ μυρί᾽ Ἀχαιοῖς ἄλγε᾽ ἔθηκε…

As someone who loves and studied Greek and Roman history, I think your tattoo is super rad and the story behind it is just as cool :)

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Okay so I found out Snowpiercer is playing at the TIFF theatre and now I am going on Wednesday and this is the best ever I’ve wanted to see this movie for so damn long.

And boyfriend has agreed to go even though he doesn’t like watching movies generally so yay.

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fakedick:

People are like “Big Hero 6 was really racist in the comics!”

Which is true. It was a team made up entirely of Japanese stereotypes. What can you expect from a team with names like Honey Lemon and Wasabi No Ginger who have a teammate who turns into Godzilla?

And to be honest? Disney did a good…

They’re probably using the same bullshit logic they did with the Mandarin in Iron Man 3.

"This character is based on racist stereotypes about Asians! If we include this people might get mad! I know, let’s just make him into Ben Kingsley instead, and then have the real villian be a white guy! RACISM OVER FOREVER"

They can’t figure out how to present an Asian character in a non-racist way, so they just eliminate the Asian.

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Ughhh I work with this incredibly crazy old woman who we can’t fire (guess why I have mixed feelings about unions…)

But yeah she is super into PETA and animal rights in a really intense and disturbing way.

Like she just implied it is okay to burn African people alive if they are part of the poaching business??????????

She was ranting about this poaching/killing lions for fun and profit. AND THEN she was like “I have the perfect thing to say to those people, lynchfires. Do you know what that is? In the deep south they used to chain up black people over fire for entertainment. Google it, you can see pictures.”

And I’m like ahsjjskkdkdkke why would I look that up why would I want pictures WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU

I need to get this woman out of my library this is really disgusting.

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Vancouver Catholic schools to accommodate transgender students   

You want a hilarious comparison of the US and Canada? They can’t make a non-religious corporation like Hobby Lobby cover birth control in insurance for “religious reasons”, and here we are making our Catholic school board change to better accomodate trans kids. And the school board was just like, okay we can do that. The backlash against this is gonna be insane, but still, go Canada.

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