coelasquid:

ohgiornodarling:

samehat:

A young Hideki Kamiya, the creator of Devil May Cry, Viewtiful Joe, and Bayonetta (via Derek)

i understand now.

I hope that someday in the future people will say the same thing about photos of me in my youth.

coelasquid:

ohgiornodarling:

samehat:

A young Hideki Kamiya, the creator of Devil May Cry, Viewtiful Joe, and Bayonetta (via Derek)

i understand now.

I hope that someday in the future people will say the same thing about photos of me in my youth.

Sent a message to the Urbance Kickstarter. Really I’m only touching the tip of the iceberg of my worries but I thought a short list would be more likely to be read than a social justice screed.

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civil-anarchy:

ru-debega:

civil-anarchy:

civil-anarchy:

spicychimney:

civil-anarchy:

ru-debega:

spicychimney:

oh man

urbance looks so good

and then i discover it is about the evil gay overlords and oppressed heterosexuals under their evil gay tyranny

desperate hetero-romance crushed under the cruel heel…

Yea, I did, and it definitely is something to be disappointed over - I don’t think I’m in any position to tell people that the conclusions they’ve drawn are wrong, as I’ve recognized some of these problems as well. 

That being said, a lot of stuff on that urbance trailer (like “The Gender war has begun,” blech) is new information, and considering the urbance team seems to be pretty interactive with their audience, it may be better to encourage people to communicate to the team what’s problematic rather than rallying against the concept overall. Considering they need all the money they can get, I’m sure they’re willing to listen to “This is what’s keeping me from giving you money” rather than “don’t give them money”

I know I’m backing the show regardless because despite those flaws, it’s still a progressive show. Which is more an indication of the sad state of affairs in media, but there it is. 

What makes it progressive, though? The black cast? I haven’t seen any evidence that there are actual POC working on this thing in any editorial capacity and that’s as worrisome to me as the strict heteronormitive/gender binary adherence in the world building. I worry that the ethnic makeup of the cast has more to do with an “exoticising” element than diversity. I watched the kickstarter trailer and it was mega disappointing to see two white guys saying “we love these elements about this culture” and no actual POC anywhere.

I can’t really speak for their team in regards to seeing black people as exotic vs actual people, but it seems a few of them worked with LeSean Thomas on Black Dynamite, who has also promoted Urbance. Does that mean that the PoC element in Urbance are automatically authentic characters? No, not really. But I’m wary to think that speculation as to how things could go wrong is proper criticism, either. 

As much as I love Black Dynamite it wasn’t exactly a show with subtle, well-drawn, realistic characters. And the track record for white dudes making good decisions with POC characters is slim. Add to that the fact that the very premise of their show is so, so awful and I think skepticism is the better attitude. That said I am going to email the creators with my concerns and see what they have to say. As it stands now, though, not gonna fund it and I don’t think anyone else ought to either, at least until these very real issues have been addressed.

civil-anarchy:

civil-anarchy:

spicychimney:

civil-anarchy:

ru-debega:

spicychimney:

oh man

urbance looks so good

and then i discover it is about the evil gay overlords and oppressed heterosexuals under their evil gay tyranny

desperate hetero-romance crushed under the cruel heel…

Yea, I did, and it definitely is something to be disappointed over - I don’t think I’m in any position to tell people that the conclusions they’ve drawn are wrong, as I’ve recognized some of these problems as well. 

That being said, a lot of stuff on that urbance trailer (like “The Gender war has begun,” blech) is new information, and considering the urbance team seems to be pretty interactive with their audience, it may be better to encourage people to communicate to the team what’s problematic rather than rallying against the concept overall. Considering they need all the money they can get, I’m sure they’re willing to listen to “This is what’s keeping me from giving you money” rather than “don’t give them money”

I know I’m backing the show regardless because despite those flaws, it’s still a progressive show. Which is more an indication of the sad state of affairs in media, but there it is. 

What makes it progressive, though? The black cast? I haven’t seen any evidence that there are actual POC working on this thing in any editorial capacity and that’s as worrisome to me as the strict heteronormitive/gender binary adherence in the world building. I worry that the ethnic makeup of the cast has more to do with an “exoticising” element than diversity. I watched the kickstarter trailer and it was mega disappointing to see two white guys saying “we love these elements about this culture” and no actual POC anywhere.

spicychimney:

oh man

urbance looks so good

and then i discover it is about the evil gay overlords and oppressed heterosexuals under their evil gay tyranny

desperate hetero-romance crushed under the cruel heel of the evil gays

i’m so fucking bummed right now

Fucking hell, really? Google seems to confirm this, that suuuuucks 

(via penandapincushion)

modmad:

Well what did ya expect in an opera, a happy ending?

Mod. MOD. MOD

Tags: das not okay

Anonymous said: why is "hate breeds more hate" a bad thing to say?

lookatthisfuckingoppressor:

Oh so many reasons.

1) it equates the anger of the oppressed to the hate of their oppressors.
2) it blames oppressed groups for their oppression. Bigotry doesn’t exist because people hate bigots. It exists because oppressed people oppose it. It exists because of bigots and because of privileged folks being complicit or tacitly condoning systems of oppression.
3) it’s fundamentally untrue. Hatred of oppression doesn’t lead to more hatred; it leads to progress.
4) it is used to attack any attempt by oppressed people to obtain liberation. Point out that something or someone is repulsively racist and all of a sudden you’re “breeding more hate”.

It’s a fundamental misrepresentation of reality that blames victims and excuses fucked up behavior.

THIS is why I LOATHE people who use “black people are racist too” to justify their bigotry. There’s a power balance disparity between the oppressor and the oppressed, and oppressed people have a RIGHT to be angry about it. The correct response is to accept their anger and work with them to change things, or to get the fuck out of their way. 

busket:

oni-queen:

busket:

so stan totally had a secret twin brother right. im not the first one to say this but,

rounder, thinner rimmed glasses.

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when he found them in the hidden room he tucked them away before anyone could see

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then was just looking at them later

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and who is that kid reading in the back, with similar hair

im actually betting that his twin’s name was stanley. in dreamscapers when bill was remembering “stan pines” he was actually remembering stanley, which is why he didn’t say “stanford”. speaking of bill, if you look on his wheel you see both the symbol on stan’s hat and the glasses, meaning they’re 2 separate people.

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perhaps stanford and stanley were searching for the secrets of gravity falls together, that’s why grunkle stan was so adamant about lying to the kids about the stuff going on to keep them safe, he knows how dangerous it is because he lost his brother to it?

also:

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the “stanley mobile”. did stanford take stanley’s car after something happened to him?

and since stan and the kids share the same last name, stan must have had a brother, and that brother must have had a son, and that son is dipper and mabels dad. so “stanley” would be their grandfather. that would have made whatever happened to him hurt more for stanford, he already had a family by the time he disappeared. 

I like to buy into the theory that Bill had something to do with the disappearance of Stanley. Especially after this line.

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He sounds like he has a little experience dealing with siblings before Dipper and Mabel.

Stanford, what did you do?

OH GOD YOU’RE RIGHT

THATS WHY GRUNKLE STAN NEVER TALKS ABOUT HIM

IT’S HIS FAULT HE’S GONE, SOMETHING HAPPENED AND STANFORD DIDN’T SACRIFICE HIS WORK FOR HIS TWIN

HOLY SHIT THIS IS SUPER PLAUSIBLE

Anonymous said: Why would your friend cosplay as a black Walter Girl? It doesn't stop being blackface just because it's gray.

rileylaroux:

I hate to tell you this, since I imagine it’s going to seriously rock your world, but not all SPG fans are white.

AHAHAHAAHA amazing this is one of those anons that accidentally reveals SOOO much about their own internalized racism 

"There are no black people in fandom argleblargh" 

The Walter Worker Rainbow

dixiedeadshake:

bunnybennett:

Riley and I briefly spoke about what happens to Walter Workers with darker skin types. Since there’s really no actual science behind Walter Girl transformations (it’s a little magical) …the closest you could get is taking it as pigment being mutated and desaturated. I imagine not every Walter Worker would turn white- but literally…color is sapped from their face. With blue blood, Walter Workers could probably come in more of a variety of colors than you might originally think. Not just ivory white.

For example, meet Riley’s friend Aysha, who did a wonderful Walter Girl cosplay.
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I love this concept because it shows what might happen to a Walter Girl of color. And she’s got beautiful gray skin. Riley and Aysha argue that some people could come out as different shades of gray. Like blue-gray or purple-gray.

Walter Girl Carolina, who performed with us in our live shows, chose a white makeup though- and I think it was probably just for symmetries sake with the co-worker at her side. Plus, I can imagine a gray Walter Girl being mistaken for a robot even more-so than they already do!

Stage-reasoning aside, your Walter Workers could be just as varied as you see fit. We’ve seen Gabi’s Walter Faun for example…and in a world where magic is real, well…the possibilities are endless.

I hope this post was inspiring to you all as seeing her cosplay was to me! I hope you guys continue to come up with cool characters and outfits for the inhabitants of our crazy lil world. :)

Aysha is a super babe. An incredible artist and sooo smart. :)

Aysha is THE BEST<3

(via waltergirl)