So I bought this Crayola Mini coloring pages set, because hey, a bitch likes Disney Princesses even if I had to be damn near thirty to see one like me. 80 pages, 6 mini markers that I won’t use because I like to color in coloring books in colored pencils, for that coloring practice without having to do the linework feel, 5 bucks, not too bad. Ariel and Cinderella (and Belle) on the front, Tiana and Rapunzel on the back.
So I get them out and we’ve got Belle, Ariel, Aurora, Cinderella, Jasmine, Snow White, Tiana, and Rapunzel. Okay, that’s eight of them so to be fair everyone should get 10 pages, right? So I sort them.
I wouldn’t be bitching on Tumblr if it was fair.
The distribution is as follows, with every design getting 2 pages:
Ariel: 8 different designs, 16 pages 20%
Belle: 6 different designs, 12 pages 15%
Cinderella: 6 different designs, 12 pages 15%
Aurora: 5 different designs, 10 pages 12.5%
Rapunzel: 5 different designs, 10 pages 12.5%
Snow White: 4 different designs, 8 pages 10%
Jasmine: 4 different designs, 8 pages 10%
Tiana: 2 different designs, 4 pages, 5%
So out of 80 pages we got 15% of the whole thing to any princesses of color (and only two of them), and 5% to Tiana who came out right before Rapunzel, and 85% of pages to white princesses.
But you know, representation don’t matter, everything is fair in Disney, they do their best, everyone does, historical accuracy, Frozen was such a good uplifting movie, why are you complaining, Disney is fair, take what is offered and quit whining, it is you who are the racisms, derailment white whine etc etc etc.
I love some math to get the point across. Also note: even though Mulan and Pocahontas are just as classic as any of these princesses (I’m assuming the book came out before Merida), they’re not included at all
stop dehumanizing fat girls
Stop dehumanizing people in general
"Here’s a specific group of people I’m concerned about, that gets specific amounts of shit other groups don’t get!"
"That group of people doesn’t deserve your concern, you must only express concern about every single person no matter what extra shit does or doesn’t get put upon them."
Quentin Tarantino, “The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing”
this is a weird documentary. they use the default pronoun “he” to refer to editors, yet time and again there’s creepy shit in there about the way male directors, with their massive egos, have used these “invisible” non-celebrated women collaborators for their own self-aggrandizement
also tarantino sounds like a fucking sexist prick here
esp. given the fact that women in Hollywood are simply not allowed the opportunities as a director that a white man like him received
they’re second-place little helpmeets who are disallowed from the big time
and they’ve got to ~nurture~ you without getting the kind of credit you get as a white male director
It’s double gross because the drop of editing quality in Django was SO DAMN OBVIOUS. Sally Menke was who defined that delicious postmodern visual handwriting for him (and it’s shameful I only learned that late in art school, after years of considering myself “a film buff”), and her passing is a great loss to the craft.
I didn’t know Sally Menke’s name or how much of the work attributed to The Great Tarantino is hers before tonight
it’s sickening how women’s artistic genius is erased
and Tarantino got exactly what he wanted: someone to “nurture” him and make him look good as an artist
and never be spoken of
never take any of the limelight from him
because fucking nobody cares about women and their achievements
and white male directors have been and continue to be the little feted monstergod babies of Hollywood
Film editing is one of those positions that women take because they can’t get hired as directors. Kind of like how women in the comics industry end up as colorists because noone wants them as the headline artist.
How many great directors have partnered consistently with female editors? A lot of them. Scorsese is a great example. Thelma Schoonmaker has edited every single one of his films since 1980, starting with Raging Bull. She is instrumental to his success. But is she a household name like Scorsese is? Of course not.
Imagine a world where she directed her own films, and what those films could have been like. I’m not saying all film editors wish they were directors or anything. But it’s no coincidence that the position most open to female moviemakers is the most unsung, and that’s part of why there are so few female directors today.
This is a dude, btw, who is lauded as “a feminist” by a lot of people “because he did “Kill Bill”” which features OF COURSE a comatose woman who is nearly raped but it’s ok because that violation snaps her out of it and she responds super violently so she’s even and then she drives around a car emblazoned with a misogynistic saying LOL GIRL POWER 4EVR!!!!!!
During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies.
A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy.
Mission fucking accomplished
Okay so I love this but it doesn’t cover the half of why the design is awesome and actually borders on making sense.
It wasn’t just that they didn’t want to smell the infected and dead, they thought it was crucial to protecting themselves. They had no way of knowing about what actually caused the plague, and so one of the other theories was that the smell of the infected all by itself was evil and could transmit the plague. So not only would they fill their masks with aromatic herbs and flowers, they would also burn fires in public areas, so that the smell of the smoke would “clear the air”. This all related to the miasma theory of contagion, which was one of the major theories out there until the 19th century. And it makes sense, in a way. Plague victims smelled awful, and there’s a general correlation between horrible septic smells and getting horribly sick if you’re around what causes them for too long.
You can see now that we’ve got two different theories as to what caused the plague that were worked into the design. That’s because the whole thing was an attempt by the doctors to cover as many bases as they could think of, and we’re still not done.
The glass eyepieces. They were either darkened or red, not something you generally want to have to contend with when examining patients. But the plague might be spread by eye contact via the evil eye, so best to ward that off too.
The illustration shows a doctor holding a stick. This was an examination tool, that helped the doctors keep some distance between themselves and the infected. They already had gloves on, but the extra level of separation was apparently deemed necessary. You could even take a pulse with it. Or keep people the fuck away from you, which was apparently a documented use.
Finally, the robe. It’s not just to look fancy, the cloth was waxed, as were all of the rest of their clothes. What’s one of the properties of wax? Water-based fluids aren’t absorbed by it. This was the closest you could get to a sterile, fully protecting garment back then. Because at least one person along the line was smart enough to think “Gee, I’d really rather not have the stuff coming out of those weeping sores anywhere on my person”.
So between all of these there’s a real sense that a lot of real thought was put into making sure the doctors were protected, even if they couldn’t exactly be sure from what. They worked with what information they had. And frankly, it’s a great design given what was available! You limit exposure to aspirated liquids, limit exposure to contaminated liquids already present, you limit contact with the infected. You also don’t give fleas any really good place to hop onto. That’s actually useful.
Beyond that, there were contracts the doctors would sign before they even got near a patient. They were to be under quarantine themselves, they wouldn’t treat patients without a custodian monitoring them and helping when something had to be physically contacted, and they would not treat non-plague patients for the duration. There was an actual system in place by the time the plague doctors really became a thing to make sure they didn’t infect anyone either.
These guys were the product of the scientific process at work, and the scientific process made a bitchin’ proto-hazmat suit. And containment protocols!
reblogging for the sweet history lesson
one thing i dont understand is how red delicious apples are so popular
is it the name? the appearance?
because its not the taste
Nor the texture. Ugh.
One developer targeted this week (a phrase I have to use because multiple developers were targeted this week) was Fez creator Phil Fish, whose website was taken down, gigabytes of personal information (including banking details and emails) leaked, and Twitter accounts hacked. Fish has always been a volatile personality, but his tweets prior to shutting down his Twitter paint a particularly dismal picture of the gaming community:
this is videogames. this is what i get. this is unacceptable. this is not okay. terrorist. never again, you hear me? never again. this is videogames. this is your audience. to every aspiring game developer out there: don’t. give up. it’s not worth it. nothing is worth this. give up on your dreams. they are actually nightmares. just don’t do it. RUN AWAY. RUN AWAY. i would like to announce that POLYTRON and the FEZ IP are now for sale. no reasonable offer will be turned down. i am done. i want out. […] you should all be ashamed.
Fish’s “public execution” was served in retaliation for his support of Depression Quest developer Zoe Quinn.
reblog and make a wish!
this was removed from tumbrl due to “violating one or more of Tumblr’s Community Guidelines”, but since my wish came true the first time, I’m putting it back. :)
OH MY FUCKING GOD, IT’S BACK ON MY DASH.
THIS SHIT WORKS OKAY, I AM DEAD SERIOUS.
The last time I saw this on my dash, I didn’t think it would happen, so jokingly I wished I could go to a fun. concert.
AND GUESS WHAT, I WENT TO A FUCKING FUN. CONCERT.
THIS SHIT WORKS, TRY IT.
I SAW THIS ON MY DASH THE OTHER DAY AND THOUGHT “ITS WORTH A TRY” SO I WISHED I COULD GET A 3DS
LITERALLY LIKE 4 DAYS LATER MY DAD SENT ME A PICTURE OF THE 3DS XL HE BOUGHT FOR ME WHILE I WAS AT SCHOOL
IM STILL FREAKING OUT ABOUT THIS
holy fuck, I didn’t expect this to work, I was like psh, whatever it’s just a quick reblog, but I wished my Dad would actually respond back to me AND HE FUCKING DID A FEW DAYS LATER, I GOT A FUCKING TEXT FROM MY DAD TODAY WHO HASN’T SPOKEN OR RESPONDED TO ME IN MONTHS HOLY FUCK WHAT IS THIS MAGIC IT WORKS.
I WANTED TO SEE MY BOYFRIEND AND I DIDN’T THINK I’D GET DAYS OFF BUT THIS WEEKEND I’M HEADING UP THERE??? THIS IS CRAZY SHIT
SO LIKE I JOKINGLY WISHED FOR MY OWN LEN KAGAMINE AND THEN LIKE A WEEK LATER I GOT A LEN NENDOROID??? H ELP
WTF OKAY SO THIS SHOT ACTUALLY WORKS BECAUSE WHEN I WISHED, I HAD WISHED MY CRUSH WOULD LIKE ME BACK AND GUESS WHAT? I HAVE A BOYFRIEND NOW. WHAT THE HELLLLL?????
ok I’ve said this before but IM DOING IT AGAIN THE FIRST TIME I SAW THIS, MY WISH DID COME TRUE SO I REBLOGED AGAIN AND SAID IT IN THE TAGS BUT THEN I WISHED FOR SMTH ELSE AND IT LITERALLY LITERALLY HAPPENED LIKE A COUPLE DAYS LATER WHAT THE HELL SO NOW IM WRITING THIS HERE FOR YOU BC I DONT BELIEVE IN THIS CRAP BUT STILL IT’S AN AWFULLY BIG COINCIDENCE
OKAY I SWEAR TO GOD THIS THING WORKS YOU HAVE TO PATIENT BC I WISHED THAT I COULD MOVE AWAY FROM MY SHITTY TOWN TO A WARM PLACE AND GUESS WHAT THIS JULY IM MOVING TO NORTH CAROLINA OKAY GUYS IM NOT MAKING THIS UP I AM SO CONFUSED ACTUALLY THIS IS GREAT BYEI have messed up in an irrevocable way (that will hurt nobody but me, thankfully). I’m doing everything I can to mitigate the damage, but o stars could I use some help right now
I’m getting married in two months. Help, .gif file, I could use some stress reduction.
Matt Damon was conflicted when friends Jimmy Kimmel and Ben Affleck called on him to complete the ALS ice bucket challenge.
i’m not entirely comfortable speaking about this because i’m white myself, but before you pester actual poc who have to deal with this shit all the fucking time, let me clear up why what you’re experiencing is not racism, but discrimination:
because racism is an institutionalised system of oppression against poc. institutionalised being the key word here. it’s deeply embedded into every layer of our society/culture, to the point that people whom it benefits – i. e. white people like us – don’t even notice or recognize it without a lot of education (and even then, we will fuck up.)
discrimination means someone in a position of power over you abuses that power to shit on you for whatever reason. i know it sounds similar, but the difference is the point i made above: racism is ubiquituous, and so entrenched into our society so that it becomes the entire society that is working – usually not consciously, but that doesn’t matter – against poc.
i’m not saying you’re situation doesn’t suck, but it’s not because our entire society treats white people like second-rate human beings. got that? it sucks, but it’s not racism.
Saying that you cannot be racist against whites is not, in fact, racism. Stating that, however, is a baseless, ignorant, utterly privileged syllogism devoid of all empathy and sense.
Are white boys being gunned down in the street because they might’ve maybe stolen a cigar? Are white girls being shot in the face because they dared to ask a stranger for help, and then the news runs the most demeaning photo they can find of her? Are white mothers watching their boys grow up terrified that because they are white, they are vastly more likely to be shot by the police who are supposed to be protecting families?
Racism is a systematic oppression. It is not someone calling you a crackah. It is not someone saying something about white people’s hair, or music, or shit about white people liking mayonnaise. It is not even about if you are the only white kid in an all black school so you feel all picked on and sad. That’s not racism. At BEST, that’s just plain bullying and basic fucking kids being shitheads.
You know what is racism? This, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this. Have you started to see a theme? Hint: It’s not in the content. It’s in the context. Racism is some fuckhead on Faux News calling Asians “an industrious, conservative people” and no one at the station even batting an eye. Racism is rampant police brutality and Stand Your Ground laws so egregiously biased that a crazy man who went on to terrorize his girlfriend at gunpoint got away with murdering a kid barely old enough to shave, who was armed with fucking Skittles. Racism is also the fact that Zimmerman gets a free pass, continually, because jurisprudence is so embarrassed that they let it fly the first time that they have to just keep going, like a two year old babbling a lie. Racism is also the fact that whites get to shoot people if they “fear” them, and black people can’t shoot someone if they’re actively being threatened and told they are going to die.
This kind of false equivalency early kindergarden version of understanding racism is exactly what is wrong with this country right now. If you don’t see that whites get to play the game of life on easy mode - well, then that’s on you.
Are white people routinely denied housing, apartments, based on their whiteness?
Do banks routinely offer whites more expensive mortgages than they qualify for, or refuse them, based on their whiteness… and then circulate memoes calling them, IDK, snow people or something (as opposed to “mud people”)?
Are white people more likely to be denied bank accounts in general, personal and business loans specifically?
Is there a history of real estate agents refusing to sell white people homes in certain areas because white people will lower property values?
Do ppl in charge of hiring routinely skip over resumes with white-sounding names?
Do supervisors routinely give people with white-sounding names nicknames so that nonwhite (or normal) employees have a non stressful “normal” name to call them by?
Are white people routinely followed by loss prevention workers in stores because of the perception that all white people are thieves?
When a white president is elected, for the first time ever, in a country several hundred years old, do nonwhite ppl twist themselves in knots accusing him of being not a real citizen, and a terrorist, and a liar, and a thief, creating racially-themed political cartoons about him?
Are white people more likely to be pulled over by the cops when driving, or stopped and frisked while walking?
Do white parents of white kids have to start talking with their kids about racism and how to act around authority figures and police starting when their kids are toddlers?
Are white people routinely left out of history books?
Do most tv shows and movies omit white actors?
Are schools attended by white people stripped of funding or closed entirely? Do nonwhites panic at the idea of white kids attending their schools, so they pull their kids out of public schools and send them to private schools or homeschool them?
Do nonwhite people double down on claims that white people are naturally inferior and does that notion become so entrenched that it’s taught in college courses?
Do nonwhite people assume that every white person in college got there solely because of affirmative action and not because of effort and hard work and worth? Same with job promotions?
Because this is what racism is. It’s a pervasive societal ill enforced by people in a position of power. Are some POC hateful towards white people? Sure. Are they in a position of power to make the lives of every white person hell for generations? Nnnnnnope.
But most people complaining that racism toward white people exists aren’t complaining about the presence of racism toward white people. They’re complaining that prejudicial behavior toward POC is lessening and they themselves aren’t being handed as much unearned shit as they were before. They’re complaining that they’re being asked to take their feet off of other peoples’ throats and dang how DARE someone ask them to move their feet from the comfy footrests they had.
Dear STFU-Moffat and associates,
From now on, I insist you describe Steven Moffat as “Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat.” Just to make sure you’re being fair.
Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat is only an Emmy award winner because of a loophole in Emmy rules that allowed a slightly longer episode of a series to be submitted in the made-for-TV movie category rather than the regular TV drama category where it belonged and where would never have stood a chance against the writers of Breaking Bad.
Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat is proof that a person can be an absolute shit heel and still win accolades from other old white dudes, this time in a ceremony that literally objectified a Latina woman by putting her on a spinning pedestal as though she were an object to be admired.