1. 03:25 20th Oct 2014

    Notes: 17848

    Reblogged from saiktaru

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    medievalpoc:

sanssouciavecmoi:

medievalpoc:

kaitlinsaysrawr:

medievalpoc:

leeandlow submitted to medievalpoc:

The Diversity Gap in the highest grossing science fiction and fantasy films. Sad, right? You can see the full study here.

 I highly recommend reading the entire article. 
from the infographic:
Among the top 100 domestic grossing films:
only 8% of films star a protagonist of color
of the 8 protagonists of color, all are men; 6 are played by Will Smith and 1 is a cartoon character (Aladdin)
0% of protagonists are women of color
0% of protagonists are LGBTQ
1% of protagonists are people with a disability

Wait a mother fucking second. Don’t start this argument with a science fiction fan. In the genre of science fiction you have to spread it much boarder than just science fiction. Because scifi can be anywhere from It’s Alive to Star Wars to Guardians of the Galaxy.
Science fiction deals with race in a way any film in today’s standards can’t even touch. Star Trek had the first biracial kiss.Star Wars has employed actors that would have never been able to receive jobs because of height. Lando owned the millennium falcon before Han! Firefly the first mate is an African American female!
You can not speak of science fiction without speaking of how ground breaking it can be in the space genre. So don’t think a chart means you truly know the facts when it seems you believe you can lump over a thousand different movies into one genre of just science fiction.
Boo ya.


I could say a lot of things here. I could try to explain to you what a “percentage” is, and how listing 5 casting decisions you consider ‘enough’ diversity don’t make much, if any, impact on the overall numbers. Especially ones from forty plus years ago.
I could point out that you’re talking about TV shows as well, which aren’t a part of what this chart ^^ is measuring, which is the Top 100 Domestic Grossing Sci Fi and Fantasy Films, which is clearly states at the top.
I could try and interpret the, uh, sentence: “In the genre of science fiction you have to spread it much boarder than just science fiction.” as meaning analyzing genres beyond Science Fiction, like Fantasy, which is included in the chart. Once again, big block letters “& FANTASY” at the top of the chart. Not only that, if you want to “spread it boarder”, the article already has that covered:

This is not an isolated incident, but a wide reaching societal problem.
Read more Diversity Gap studies on:
The Academy Awards
The Tony Awards
The Emmy Awards
The children’s book industry
The New York Times Top 10 Bestseller List
US politics

But the real gist of what you are saying is that I or anyone who criticizes the SFF genre for lacking racial diversity isn’t a real fan, and that we should be satisfied with whatever bit parts (Lando and Ewoks?? Are you kidding??) and token representation actors of color are cast in.
If you ask me, “real fans” of the genre believe that it is capable of better, and can survive and thrive on our critical consumption of it. If the sciences exist because of inquiry, research, and analysis, why wouldn’t science fiction do the same? After all, if something is to become a reality, it must first be imagined.


They tried to use Firefly, a show that uses an entire culture as a backdrop for a space drama and two characters with the surname Tam who are not Chinese, to tell people that we should be grateful for scraps from Joss Whedon, who is not actually a feminist writer or producer. Who are they kidding?

1. I am a huge fan of Firefly/Serenity
2. I agree with this so hard it needs an onomatopoeia

And that’s how you consume media critically.

    medievalpoc:

    sanssouciavecmoi:

    medievalpoc:

    kaitlinsaysrawr:

    medievalpoc:

    leeandlow submitted to medievalpoc:

    The Diversity Gap in the highest grossing science fiction and fantasy films. Sad, right? You can see the full study here.

    I highly recommend reading the entire article.

    from the infographic:

    Among the top 100 domestic grossing films:

    • only 8% of films star a protagonist of color
    • of the 8 protagonists of color, all are men; 6 are played by Will Smith and 1 is a cartoon character (Aladdin)
    • 0% of protagonists are women of color
    • 0% of protagonists are LGBTQ
    • 1% of protagonists are people with a disability

    Wait a mother fucking second. Don’t start this argument with a science fiction fan. In the genre of science fiction you have to spread it much boarder than just science fiction. Because scifi can be anywhere from It’s Alive to Star Wars to Guardians of the Galaxy.

    Science fiction deals with race in a way any film in today’s standards can’t even touch.
    Star Trek had the first biracial kiss.
    Star Wars has employed actors that would have never been able to receive jobs because of height. Lando owned the millennium falcon before Han!
    Firefly the first mate is an African American female!

    You can not speak of science fiction without speaking of how ground breaking it can be in the space genre. So don’t think a chart means you truly know the facts when it seems you believe you can lump over a thousand different movies into one genre of just science fiction.

    Boo ya.

    image

    I could say a lot of things here. I could try to explain to you what a “percentage” is, and how listing 5 casting decisions you consider ‘enough’ diversity don’t make much, if any, impact on the overall numbers. Especially ones from forty plus years ago.

    I could point out that you’re talking about TV shows as well, which aren’t a part of what this chart ^^ is measuring, which is the Top 100 Domestic Grossing Sci Fi and Fantasy Films, which is clearly states at the top.

    I could try and interpret the, uh, sentence: “In the genre of science fiction you have to spread it much boarder than just science fiction.” as meaning analyzing genres beyond Science Fiction, like Fantasy, which is included in the chart. Once again, big block letters “& FANTASY” at the top of the chart. Not only that, if you want to “spread it boarder”, the article already has that covered:

    This is not an isolated incident, but a wide reaching societal problem.

    Read more Diversity Gap studies on:

    The Academy Awards

    The Tony Awards

    The Emmy Awards

    The children’s book industry

    The New York Times Top 10 Bestseller List

    US politics

    But the real gist of what you are saying is that I or anyone who criticizes the SFF genre for lacking racial diversity isn’t a real fan, and that we should be satisfied with whatever bit parts (Lando and Ewoks?? Are you kidding??) and token representation actors of color are cast in.

    If you ask me, “real fans” of the genre believe that it is capable of better, and can survive and thrive on our critical consumption of it. If the sciences exist because of inquiry, research, and analysis, why wouldn’t science fiction do the same? After all, if something is to become a reality, it must first be imagined.

    image

    They tried to use Firefly, a show that uses an entire culture as a backdrop for a space drama and two characters with the surname Tam who are not Chinese, to tell people that we should be grateful for scraps from Joss Whedon, who is not actually a feminist writer or producer. Who are they kidding?

    1. I am a huge fan of Firefly/Serenity

    2. I agree with this so hard it needs an onomatopoeia

    image

    And that’s how you consume media critically.

     
  2. 01:07

    Notes: 32188

    Reblogged from saiktaru

    Tags: superheroes

    pixiebutterandjelly:

Perfect way to.explain adulthood.

    pixiebutterandjelly:

    Perfect way to.explain adulthood.

    (Source: juststaywhelmed)

     
  3. 21:40 19th Oct 2014

    Notes: 6814

    Reblogged from manyslinkingfrights

    Tags: homestuck

    cyphercat:

    scareina:

    Everyone, you realize what this means, right?

    Caliborn, as Lord English, is just cosplaying his OC.

    The OC that he stole, from fanart someone drew.

    Fanart that is wearing that coat, because it was seen in the Felt Intermission.

    Let that sink in for a moment. Homestuck has actually established a closed paradox loop OUTSIDE OF THE COMIC PROPER.

     
  4. 20:45

    Notes: 281371

    Reblogged from saiktaru

    image: Download

    superhighschoollevelpessimist:

eneko-wweh:

mr-egbutt:

tyleroakley:

witchhctiw:

the-solitary-witch:

warriorsatthedisco:

Its called the Death Waltz, and was written as a joke but people have attempted it on piano.

Saxes move downstage.

I’ll just leave this here.

SWEET JESUS CLICK THAT




the added directions are great.'insert peanuts''gradually become irritated''cresc., or not''untie slip knot''bow real fast, slippage may occur'

Release the penguins

    superhighschoollevelpessimist:

    eneko-wweh:

    mr-egbutt:

    tyleroakley:

    witchhctiw:

    the-solitary-witch:

    warriorsatthedisco:

    Its called the Death Waltz, and was written as a joke but people have attempted it on piano.

    Saxes move downstage.

    I’ll just leave this here.

    SWEET JESUS CLICK THAT

    the added directions are great.
    'insert peanuts'
    'gradually become irritated'
    'cresc., or not'
    'untie slip knot'
    'bow real fast, slippage may occur'

    Release the penguins

    (Source: someone-inconspicuous)

     
  5. 20:45

    Notes: 8534

    Reblogged from jevanaw

    onlylolgifs:

When you think you can pass a test without studying.. 

    onlylolgifs:

    When you think you can pass a test without studying.. 

     
  6. 20:45

    Notes: 13833

    Reblogged from manyslinkingfrights

    smoteymote:

    owlygem:

    pakoblog:

    becdecorbin:

    acersecomic:

    Dorkiest gang? I think you mean the COOLEST!

    GOOD

    poodles shall rise

    so cooool

    poodles are terrifying

     
  7. 16:28

    Notes: 6600

    Reblogged from roachpatrol

    1. Me: *playing Tomb Raider*
    2. Grandmother who is visiting for the weekend: Mind if I sit with you?
    3. Me: *squirming slightly because there is gore and swearing in this game and my grandmother is a sweet old lady: Um, if you want to.
    4. Grandmother: *sits* Thank you, dear.
    5. Me: *continuing to play for about five minutes*
    6. Grandmother:
    7. Grandmother:
    8. Grandmother: LOOK OUT THERE ARE THREE COMING DOWN THE HILL
    9. Grandmother: THAT WAS POINT BLANK HOW ARE THEY ALIVE
    10. Grandmother: OOOHH YOU MADE THAT EXPLODE
    11. Grandmother: STOP KILLING MY GRANDDAUGHTER
    12. Grandmother: KILL THEM KILL THEM ALL
    13. Grandmother: OHHHHH YOU SHOT HIM IN THE HEAD OHHHHHHHHH
    14. Grandmother: RUN RUN RUN YOU'RE ABOUT TO DIE RUN
    15. Grandmother: OKAY NOW KILL THEM ALL
    16. Me: *slowly turns to look at her* Grandma
    17. Grandmother: *sweet smile* Hmm?
    18. Me: Grandma oh my god
    19. Grandmother: *more smiling* Well, hurry up and kill everyone else, I want to see you save this Sam person.
    20. Me:
    21. Me:
    22. Grandmother: Kill them.
     
  8. 15:56

    Notes: 377890

    Reblogged from saiktaru

    churrosforthewin:

    the-irish-mayhem:

    thetrekkiehasthephonebox:

    chekov-in-a-dress:

    I want a superhero movie where the hero dies in the first ten minutes and the woman who was supposed to be the love interest puts on his costume and becomes an even better hero.

    I want all of the advertising to be for the hero and none of the marketing to even allude to this death.

    imagine all the male tears

    Now that’s a movie

     
  9. stilinsk1:

    gininipanini:

    lunchbox-philosopher:

    xghoststreak:

    sizvideos:

    Watch it in video

    Follow our Tumblr - Like us on Facebook

    I thought watermelon just had too much rind and that was wrong until I saw the next gif 

    I didn’t know that people are mangoes and kiwis any other way. Why the fuck would you do that?

    STRAWberry

    Saw this on facebook the other day and seriously fell in love. This is so freaking awesome and helps eliminate waste. Definitely trying these ways from now on.

     
  10. 10:17

    Notes: 80171

    Reblogged from saiktaru

    Tags: happy things

    mrrandomneseianese:

    Guys can we talk about how great reversed gifs are

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    like we have the vacuums

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    we have the dirty stuff

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    we have the fixers

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    we have the ceptioners

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    and we have my favorite 

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    like these are the greatest things in the world