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madithefreckled:

excuse me as I celebrate belatedly over pacific rim getting a sequel and a possible animated series with mako mori drawings

madithefreckled:

excuse me as I celebrate belatedly over pacific rim getting a sequel and a possible animated series with mako mori drawings

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Anonymous said: I was reading your old post about Hermione as WOC. Are you trying to say that those traits you described can't be traits of a white person? Also, if Hermione was a WOC, don't you think JK Rowling would have said something given the fact that she is white in the movies, and cover and chapter art? There is also the glaring fact that JK Rowling, who is white, sees herself in Hermione. She's definitely not a WOC, I'm sorry. It is true.

First of all, I only said that Hermione can be read as POC in the text, which is completely different from saying that Hermione can’t be white at all. Second, there are certain things about Hermione’s appearance that potentially code her as POC: bushy hair that takes an entire jar of Sleek Easy Hair Potion to straighten (which could be interpreted as Hermione having natural hair), plus there’s no mention of her skin colour other than being very brown after a summer in France, so her ethnicity is up to interpretation.

You also missed the whole point about why I made that graphic in the first place. I volunteer at inner city libraries and work with little girls of colour who usually don’t get to see themselves represented in their favourite books. It’s heartbreaking to see those little girls see pictures of white girls on the covers of their favourite books, but no pictures of girls of colour. These little girls often ask me why there aren’t any stories about little black, brown, or Asian girls so I made that graphic just for them because they deserve to see themselves represented.

While I do like Emma Watson’s portrayal, I still can’t help but think about how happy those little girls would be to see Hermione being portrayed by a girl of colour who looked just like them. And if you think confirming that Hermione is white is more important than little girls of colour seeing themselves represented by their favourite characters and in their favourite stories, then you need to examine why.

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THE FLASH SPINOFF FANCAST: requested by kamala-skadoosh and anonymous


“You subcontract the Promethium Problem—one of our most important projects—to Kord, Inc.! To Kord, for god’s sake! One of our biggest rivals! You care to tell me why?”

angela rockwood as garrison slate 

Note: While this character is not meant to replace Harrison Wells in The Flash, this casting did come about after learning about certain spoilers about his character. 

The founder of S.T.A.R. Labs has been depicted as different ethnicities in the comics over the years, from black in his first appearance in Blue Beetle to white in his appearances in other DC comics. I originally wanted to cast a black actress with a disability for the part, but was unsuccessful in finding one so I ended up casting an Asian actress with paraplegia instead. It was important that I cast an actress with a disability because what few examples of disabled representation that already exist are often played by able bodied actors. I wanted to subvert that trend by having an actress with a disability play a character with a disability. 
Characters in STEM fields with depth and layered characterization are usually reserved for able bodied white men and that’s an archetype that I’ve seen one too many times. Disabled representation is rare and positive examples of women with disabilities are even rarer, let alone examples of women of colour with disabilities or women with disabilities who are scientists. Non-white people with disabilities can be fully self-actualized, complex, and richly characterized and they need to be represented in TV and film. (x)

THE FLASH SPINOFF FANCAST: requested by kamala-skadoosh and anonymous

“You subcontract the Promethium Problem—one of our most important projects—to Kord, Inc.! To Kord, for god’s sake! One of our biggest rivals! You care to tell me why?”

angela rockwood as garrison slate 

Note: While this character is not meant to replace Harrison Wells in The Flash, this casting did come about after learning about certain spoilers about his character

The founder of S.T.A.R. Labs has been depicted as different ethnicities in the comics over the years, from black in his first appearance in Blue Beetle to white in his appearances in other DC comics. I originally wanted to cast a black actress with a disability for the part, but was unsuccessful in finding one so I ended up casting an Asian actress with paraplegia instead. It was important that I cast an actress with a disability because what few examples of disabled representation that already exist are often played by able bodied actors. I wanted to subvert that trend by having an actress with a disability play a character with a disability. 

Characters in STEM fields with depth and layered characterization are usually reserved for able bodied white men and that’s an archetype that I’ve seen one too many times. Disabled representation is rare and positive examples of women with disabilities are even rarer, let alone examples of women of colour with disabilities or women with disabilities who are scientists. Non-white people with disabilities can be fully self-actualized, complex, and richly characterized and they need to be represented in TV and film. (x)

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sourcedumal:

I’d like to see a movie where the effeminate man of color is the hero and he takes down the hypermasculine white male villain

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thatfilthyanimal:

ohfantasyworld:

Megamind - 'Bad Guy' vs ‘Nice Guy’

Seriously, if you haven’t see this movie, you really, really should. There are so many great things about Megamind: anti-bullying, great female character, funny jokes, touching scenes, very detailed animation, super awesome music… The gif set above is probably my favourite thing, however: Nice Guy is the bad guy.

Yeah I’ve kinda wanted to talk about this a lot.

Megamind is the villain, the “bad guy”. She makes it clear that she doesn’t want him. He respects it and walks off. It comes up a few more times, but it’s more of an “are you sure?” or “that’s how it is” than any sort of demand.

Hal is the new “hero”. His crush on Roxanne turns into an immediate “You love me now because I’m a superhero!” and when she makes it clear that she doesn’t want him, his reaction is to tantrum, then destroy the city, inevitably killing people, and attempting to kill both Roxanne and Megamind.

Hal’s legitimately scary because women have to deal with behavior like his on a constant basis. Don’t be a Hal. Be a Megamind. RESPECT THE “NO”.

Unrelated, but my other favorite thing, besides the whole “villain is a Nice Guy”, is that Minion cross-dresses and Megamind is completely serious when he says “you look fantastic”. Megamind is totally cool about his best friend cross-dressing and encourages it. That’s very important.

Roxanne also is the only character that moves the story along. All the other characters are having an existential crisis. Roxanne throws things and steps up first and is just a fucking queen.

Also I am like 200% convinced Megamind is bi. BUT THAT’S ME NOT OFFICIAL CANON although Dreamworks has like abandoned Megamind entirely so fandom says he’s bi THE END fandom-canon is now canon fight me on this

Sometimes I think this movie came out a few years too early. Tumblr would have loved the shit out of this. This movie fucks with stereotyped gender roles and Nice Guy thinking and just augh Dreamworks why did you let go of this why why why that was the worst decision ever why

THIS THIS THIS THIS THIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSSS

This movie was such a nice surprise. For all of the above reasons. I love it so much. It should get a lot more love than it does.

The villain is a creepy guy who basically snaps when he thinks he’s been “friendzoned” (after multiple turn-downs by Roxanne, signals he refuses to acknowledge or respect). That was SO GOOD. So terrifying, too, he’s just this average guy, pathetic at first, you just sort of ignore him in the narrative… and then he becomes the villain. And when you rewatch the movie you pick up on all these little hints and it’s DONE SO WELL.

Wait, is there a way to watch this movie and NOT read Megamind as bi? All his interactions with Metro Man (ESPECIALLY the one in the bunker OH MY GOD) read as really … certainly not platonic. The movie doesn’t outright state anything but they do everything but say “he is bisexual.” I like to ship them as an OT3, Metro Man and Roxanne and Megamind.

(Source: tilneyhale, via lembeau)

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congenitalprogramming:

juliedillon:

"The Faerie Garden"
This is another piece I did for my Imagined Realms Book on Kickstarter. :) 

THANK YOU FOR DARK SKINNED FAIRIES

congenitalprogramming:

juliedillon:

"The Faerie Garden"

This is another piece I did for my Imagined Realms Book on Kickstarter. :) 

THANK YOU FOR DARK SKINNED FAIRIES

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robertkazinsky:

The important thing is that you all keep searching for your own answers. I’ll tell you one thing about the universe, though. The universe is a pretty big place. It’s bigger than anything anyone has ever dreamed of before. So if it’s just us… seems like an awful waste of space. Right?

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freshest-tittymilk:

glowinthedarkgirlfriend:

The Little Mermaid TV Series: Gabriella

Remember when Disney had a cute, disabled, poc mermaid?

When i was younger, one of my best friends was a deaf Guyanese girl, and her fave princess was Ariel, mainly bc she related to her living without a voice (and her love of swimming)

When this episode aired, she cried and squawked and made sounds that were almost understandable… She saw herself as a mermaid, on tv, with her favourite character of all time

Representation matters, always, no matter what

(Source: cornelia89, via absentlyabbie)

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nubbsgalore:

marine turtles (the endangered loggerhead and green sea, the critically endangered hawksbill and the vulnerable pacific ridley) photographed by (click pic) harry otoi, christian miller, vaclav krpelik, reinhard dirscherlmichael patrick o’neill and andy rouse (see also: previous turtle posts)

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