okay, i’m going to go see the matrix.
i have the matrix, i own the matrix, i can watch the matrix anytime i want.
but i am going to //go see// the matrix.
it’s a very exciting time.
some pages from erik larsen’s run on thor in 2000
never forget that when all those motherfuckers were whining about how idris elba and tadonobu asano ‘just didn’t look like heimdall and hogun’, this is what they actually wanted instead
also yeah, that is thor impatiently waiting while tony stark, in full iron man armor, crafts him a device that will let him track jane foster’s pager to where she has been abducted by the absorbing man to cure his girlfriend of cancer, bc jane foster is apparently a normal doctor and not an astrophysicist in actual marvel continuity, because only men are super-geniuses in the comics i guess
in the year two thousand, thor needed iron man to make him a custom piece of tech to track down someone’s //pager//
so idk, this is what we could have had ended up with as the thor movie if they’d done it ten years earlier.
i mean, don’t get me wrong, erik larsen is drawing the hell out of the wierd iterations of jack kirby designs from forty years earlier, and if disney wanted to start making animated series and features with the clone wars engine tilted towards jack kirby’s chunky aesthetic, that would be FUCKING AWESOME. but also, thor in the comics is //goofy as hell// and always has been, and the best thing branagh did was leave out all the most ridiculous parts to focus on the cosmic epic parts.
for example, not shown is thor’s handsome new paramedic human form. the conceit that thor needs a clark kent alter ego to learn humility was always frankly kind of terrible bc he can change at will and why would he ever change back.
remember quentin’s terrible little speech in kill bill about how clark kent is superman’s parody of what human beings are like? that’s bullshit. superman is clark kent because clark kent is who superman really is. he was raised as clark kent, it’s not a mask, that’s his actual face - that’s who he //aspires// to be. being superman comes easy to him, being clark kent is hard work.
but thor is a god, born and raised in asgard, wearing the skin of a mortal man. donald blake (or whichever of a string of boring blonde dudes) //actually is// thor’s projection of what being a human being is like - soft and weak and not terribly useful, and to be cast aside the literal moment some real shit goes down, which in the marvel universe is //every fourteen minutes//.
hrm, 330 or 930 show, fun fact i am old so prolly the matinee
also the laurelhurst is playing the matrix this week and tonight i’m going to go see the matrix in the theatre with pizza and a full crowd and i’m so so happy about this
so i stumbled upon this article and thought at the title, “ooh, interesti—wait.”
and now i can’t breathe.
Why won’t anyone let Lupita live?
Men discounting the accomplishments of dark skinned women in Hollywood? He can fuck off with this.
Yo he can fuck on off to glory if he’s gonna act like this.
I’m all for criticisms, but snarky twitter asides from established writer/talking head dudes really rub me the wrong way.
this is slightly less terrible in context w followup?
but honestly if you have to lecture people all afternoon about misinterpreting you on twitter, //you misrepresented yourself//
Most girls are relentlessly told that we will be treated how we demand to be treated. If we want respect, we must respect ourselves.
This does three things. Firstly, it gets men off the hook for being held accountable for how they treat women. And secondly, it makes women feel that the mistreatment and sometimes outright violence they face due to their gender is primarily their fault. And thirdly, it positions women to be unable to speak out against sexism because we are made to believe any sexism we experience would not have happened if we had done something differently.
I cannot demand a man to respect me. No more than I can demand that anybody do anything. I can ask men to be nice to me. But chances are if I even have to ask he does not care to be nice. I can express displeasure when I’m not being respected. But that doesn’t solve the issue that I was disrespected in the first place.
I can choose to not deal with a man once he proves to be disrespectful and/or sexist. But even that does not solve the initial problem of the fact that I had to experience being disrespected in the first place.
As a young girl, I wish that instead of being told that I needed to demand respect from men that I had been told that when I am not respected by men that it’s his fault and not mine. But that would require that we quit having numerous arbitrary standards for what it means to be a “respectable” woman. It would mean that I am not judged as deserving violence based on how I speak, what I wear, what I do, and who I am.
Also, ‘self-respect’ is usually used to mean not whether a person respects themselves, but whether others feel that said person has a right to do so rather than feel ashamed of doing something which the speaker condemns. For example, a woman comfortable with her sex life may be told she has no self-respect by people who seek to police the sexuality of consenting adults.(via poniatowskaja)
meowth knows how to burn a bitch
Those Navajo leaders received a sizable donation from Disney, though. I’m not saying it was a bribe, but they did not say there were ok with that production out of the goodness of their own heart. They did so for significant monetary gain. And who could blame them? So many Natives in America are criminally below below the poverty line. Principles do not feed people, sadly. If those people came on TV (at the behest of the NFL and another donation) to say that The Washington Redskins isn’t an unbelievably racist name for a football team, would that make it OK??
The only person who ever said Johnny Depp has Native ancestry is Depp himself. He was super vague about it and just assumed he was part Native. So Disney, trying to get on top of this, did some extensive research into this and found that Depp had no Native blood. But do you know who did have a significant Native Ancestor? Armie Hammer. Yes, the mayonaisse sandwich playing The Lone Ranger. He is descendant of one of the earliest documented Cherokee leaders and known peace advocate, Chief Kanagatucko. Ancestory.com, the people hired by Disney to uncover Depp’s Native Claims never released any information about Depp’s Heritage. Isn’t that strange? It’s almost like it doesn’t exist and that information was suppressed, as a “no comment” is less damaging than a conformation or denial.
So since you think that Native American Heritage gives a white man carte blanche to play a Native, please tell me the reason why Armie Hammer, a dude so white he makes Casper the Ghost looked tanned, could have played Tonto.
It is inherently racist and wrong for white men to feel justification in playing other races. It’s not “acting” it’s just modern blackface and it’s ugly. The only person who could and should have played Tonto was a Native American actor. Believe me, they exist. There was more Native American actors in the new season of House of Cards than I’ve ever seen on TV before.
"Oh, but you shouldn’t cast a big part like that and give it to an unknown! They won’t be good!! You need an experienced actor like Depp to handle the role!" is a defense I heard a lot. Well, I think this Oscar season proved that actors in their first film role can still make a big impact.
Barkhad Abdi and Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong’o have something to say about newcomers not having any impact in their first film. So they could have cast a Native actor and they could have been an amazing Tonto. But they went the safe route and cast a white man.
Basically, this gif sums up everything about how I feel about this situation.
All I have to add is this: if the creators/directors/casting directors of Twilight can manage to find 15 Indigenous actors to play Indigenous characters, why the fuck couldn’t Disney???
The new bottom line test: did Twilight put in more effort to find actual non-white actors for non-white roles than your production
the reason why everything to do with social justice is dismissed as “recent” and “stemming from Tumblr”, is because before internet blogs took rise, it was much easier to ignore and deny the existence of the complaints. Even after the rise of blogs, it was easy to avoid those sites.
can’t avoid them now hahahaha
Slang: Victorian English
Someone took Jeff Goldblum’s laugh from Jurassic Park and made it into a song.
I’m sure if I’d been on tumblr like at all this week I would’ve already seen this, but I wasn’t, & I didn’t, until now when it’s officially become the greatest thing I’ve heard in a while.
I accidentally closed the tab it was playing in earlier & actually got ANGRY. so, you know, enjoy.look