21 10 / 2014

gookgod:

he just got slapped with kimchi i cant handle this 

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21 10 / 2014

albinwonderland:

mahouprince:

tokyo-fashion:

What Harajuku Girls Look Like These Days
New video about modern Japanese decora
fashion by Refinery29! We helped to connect the producers with the Harajuku kids for this video. I’m very happy that they treat the subculture - and the people in it - with respect. We never know how things will turn out when we connect foreign media to Harajuku subcultures, but this one is well done. Please check out the video!

This honestly was such a good watch! It is always a bit scary sometimes when people do informational pieces on fashions like decora because you worry how they are going to perceive it but I can honestly say this was a good piece. It was so nice to see how the japanese decora cuties feel about their fashion and it was also cool that they compared it to how decora originally looked when it began. I guess Im just so glad that decora is a fashion thats still alive and kicking (even if its just in small groups) because its a fashion that makes me so extraordinarily happy. 

A great watch! Brought me back to the FRUiTS livejournal days <3

albinwonderland:

mahouprince:

tokyo-fashion:

What Harajuku Girls Look Like These Days

New video about modern Japanese decora
fashion by Refinery29! We helped to connect the producers with the Harajuku kids for this video. I’m very happy that they treat the subculture - and the people in it - with respect. We never know how things will turn out when we connect foreign media to Harajuku subcultures, but this one is well done. Please check out the video!

This honestly was such a good watch! It is always a bit scary sometimes when people do informational pieces on fashions like decora because you worry how they are going to perceive it but I can honestly say this was a good piece. It was so nice to see how the japanese decora cuties feel about their fashion and it was also cool that they compared it to how decora originally looked when it began. I guess Im just so glad that decora is a fashion thats still alive and kicking (even if its just in small groups) because its a fashion that makes me so extraordinarily happy. 

A great watch! Brought me back to the FRUiTS livejournal days <3

21 10 / 2014

lucy-corsetry:

xxxshakespearexxx:

The Empress of China 武则天 Wu Zetian

Fan Bing Bing 范冰冰 @ Aarif 李治廷

http://www.ancientchinese.net/index.php?topic=1129.0

Oh goodness, click through the link to see the gallery. *-*

21 10 / 2014

20 10 / 2014

stickmarionette:

chaila:

helenhasnomiddlename:

(Includes some spoilers)
On Mako and Stacker’s relationship
In the beginning when Mako is introduced to Raleigh, she says “Imeji to chigau,” to Stacker, meaning “(he) is different than I thought.” When I heard her say this, I thought it was weird for her to use such informal language towards her superior. If she were actually talking to her superior, she would have said “Imeji to chigaimasu," which would be a more formal way of saying so. I thought it was a minor slip-up with the script, as not many writers look too much into the culture basics of foreign languages when writing dialogue (although towards Raleigh, she speaks formally). Later on we find out that she is actually his adoptive daughter, and I realized why she used such informal language. Although in English, she may speak to Stacker in a way of talking to her superior, in Japanese, her mother tongue, she uses an informal, friendly way of talking to Stacker, her father figure. 

I love that the movie paid attention to this. I loved the little ways it became clear that he, as her adoptive dad, didn’t force her out of her native language or culture, but instead tried to adopt some of it with her, in a respectful way. He speaks Japanese with her—does she speak Japanese to anyone in this movie besides him, apart from the response to Raleigh?—he bows in greeting, etc. She’s speaking English with him when updating him as her superior about the candidate trials, but when she starts to get angry and beg for the chance he promised her, she switches to Japanese. When he’s telling her “More control” during the fight, he does it in Japanese but he calls her “Miss Mori” like a superior would. It’s this really great mix of informal family intimacy and the formality of their now professional relationship, and it shows a lot of mutual respect. These little moments revealed the closeness of their relationship, the way their family bond is intertwined with the formal rank structure, the way they’ve built a solid family of two, in really subtle ways. 
It is little things like this that surprised me in a thoroughly pleasant way about the movie, and are why I really liked it a lot. I like that the movie took *time* to pay attention to these things, took time to give us little moments whose implications mean a lot for the characters, amidst the dinosaur-punching. 

Frankly it’s a miracle that any Hollywood production paid this much attention to a foreign culture/language. Love it.

stickmarionette:

chaila:

helenhasnomiddlename:

(Includes some spoilers)

On Mako and Stacker’s relationship

In the beginning when Mako is introduced to Raleigh, she says “Imeji to chigau,” to Stacker, meaning “(he) is different than I thought.” When I heard her say this, I thought it was weird for her to use such informal language towards her superior. If she were actually talking to her superior, she would have said “Imeji to chigaimasu," which would be a more formal way of saying so. I thought it was a minor slip-up with the script, as not many writers look too much into the culture basics of foreign languages when writing dialogue (although towards Raleigh, she speaks formally). Later on we find out that she is actually his adoptive daughter, and I realized why she used such informal language. Although in English, she may speak to Stacker in a way of talking to her superior, in Japanese, her mother tongue, she uses an informal, friendly way of talking to Stacker, her father figure. 

I love that the movie paid attention to this. I loved the little ways it became clear that he, as her adoptive dad, didn’t force her out of her native language or culture, but instead tried to adopt some of it with her, in a respectful way. He speaks Japanese with her—does she speak Japanese to anyone in this movie besides him, apart from the response to Raleigh?—he bows in greeting, etc. She’s speaking English with him when updating him as her superior about the candidate trials, but when she starts to get angry and beg for the chance he promised her, she switches to Japanese. When he’s telling her “More control” during the fight, he does it in Japanese but he calls her “Miss Mori” like a superior would. It’s this really great mix of informal family intimacy and the formality of their now professional relationship, and it shows a lot of mutual respect. These little moments revealed the closeness of their relationship, the way their family bond is intertwined with the formal rank structure, the way they’ve built a solid family of two, in really subtle ways. 

It is little things like this that surprised me in a thoroughly pleasant way about the movie, and are why I really liked it a lot. I like that the movie took *time* to pay attention to these things, took time to give us little moments whose implications mean a lot for the characters, amidst the dinosaur-punching. 

Frankly it’s a miracle that any Hollywood production paid this much attention to a foreign culture/language. Love it.

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20 10 / 2014

jennapeter:

We’re not friends. And it’s important to me that you acknowledge that.

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20 10 / 2014

hometownbuffet:

im reblogging this but im not ready to listen to it yet. i have to get ready.

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20 10 / 2014

rubyetc:

can I just sink right out of being a person 

rubyetc:

can I just sink right out of being a person 

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20 10 / 2014

shevathegun:

itskouplease:

okay, you know that gifset that keeps going around with nicki minaj in lingerie with soft lighting and it has a comment like “i don’t understand why she’s not seen as one of the most beautiful women in the world” and a bunch of reactions like “wow yeah i didn’t realize how beautiful she was” or whatever. that’s always bothered me because nicki’s made it really clear that cotton candy hair and loud makeup is how she wants to be seen. if she wanted to have blonde hair and ethereal lighting on her at all times she would. she just doesn’t care about what you think is the most beautiful way to be.

the fact that nicki literally never stops kicking the shit out of the male gaze is one of the best expressions of how unrelentingly powerful she is. don’t disrespect her by acting like she’s only beautiful when she’s playing by the rules of male-appeasing-unthreatening-femininity. she’s beautiful always. she’s a fucking lioness

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19 10 / 2014

19 10 / 2014

note-a-bear:


So not only was the Viola’s performance in the final scene of the episode incredibly raw, symbolic and real, but she actually pitched the idea herself.
I have so much respect for this woman.

YES VIOLA

note-a-bear:

So not only was the Viola’s performance in the final scene of the episode incredibly raw, symbolic and real, but she actually pitched the idea herself.

I have so much respect for this woman.

YES VIOLA

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19 10 / 2014

cmykaffir:

3 Ways to Speak English.

Jamila Lyiscott is a “tri-tongued orator;” in her powerful spoken-word essay “Broken English,” she celebrates — and challenges — the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, in the classroom and with her parents. As she explores the complicated history and present-day identity that each language represents, she unpacks what it means to be “articulate.”

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18 10 / 2014

queerfucker:

lightspeedsound:

homoeroticjahlani:

spookyhoneybadger:

behold, this actual bag of trash.
[source: metro 15/10/2014]

been said i dont fuck wit her shes transphobic trash

The fuck
tell me again about how JLaw is just “awkward like you” and I’ll be like “yeah ok so you’re racist, disrespectful transphobic, and cissexist?”
and you’ll have to be like “um….awkward”
and I’ll be like “nah that ain’t being awkward, that’s being trash.”

garbagio

queerfucker:

lightspeedsound:

homoeroticjahlani:

spookyhoneybadger:

behold, this actual bag of trash.

[source: metro 15/10/2014]

been said i dont fuck wit her shes transphobic trash

The fuck

tell me again about how JLaw is just “awkward like you” and I’ll be like “yeah ok so you’re racist, disrespectful transphobic, and cissexist?”

and you’ll have to be like “um….awkward”

and I’ll be like “nah that ain’t being awkward, that’s being trash.”

garbagio

(via ticonderoga-schwartz)

16 10 / 2014

micdotcom:

7 ways white people can combat their privilege

It’s important for everyone to begin thinking and behaving in ways that relinquish white privilege and white supremacy when it noticeably impacts daily life. Because it’s not about admitting it anymore. It’s about giving it up. Here’s a few ways how that can happen.

What you can do in public | Follow micdotcom 

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15 10 / 2014

jessehimself:





tarynel:

modestmojo:





 
THIS is White Privilege.
This is the price white people who appropriate blackness pay for committing numerous crimes. They get to be successful actors once they drop this “phase”.
Meanwhile a black person would get the most ridiculous of prison sentences for even one of these.
HE BLINDED A MAN. HE HAS A HATE CRIME UNDER HIS BELT. 





I gotta research this. :’(

http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/story?id=2509542&amp;page=1
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/back-day-marky-marks-rap-sheet-0?page=8
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/back-day-marky-marks-rap-sheet-0?page=6
http://www.modelminority.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=265:mark-wahlbergs-turning-point-&amp;catid=39:hate&amp;Itemid=56

that bus full of kids were black children on their way to a formerly all white school. 

jessehimself:

tarynel:

modestmojo:

 

THIS is White Privilege.

This is the price white people who appropriate blackness pay for committing numerous crimes. They get to be successful actors once they drop this “phase”.

Meanwhile a black person would get the most ridiculous of prison sentences for even one of these.

HE BLINDED A MAN. HE HAS A HATE CRIME UNDER HIS BELT. 

I gotta research this. :’(

http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/story?id=2509542&page=1

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/back-day-marky-marks-rap-sheet-0?page=8

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/back-day-marky-marks-rap-sheet-0?page=6

http://www.modelminority.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=265:mark-wahlbergs-turning-point-&catid=39:hate&Itemid=56

that bus full of kids were black children on their way to a formerly all white school. image

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