Meet the Auburn Tigers, Australia’s first all Muslim Woman Football Team! Read their story on hijabican
Handsome Asian Zee Avi is a singer-songwriter and proud Sarawakian. In her music she deploys a warm, melancholy voice and a ukelele to great effect.
marvel comics meme → [7/10] characters
“I have no powers and not nearly enough training but I’m doing this anyway. Being a superhero is amazing. Everyone should try it.”
every time i see the word ‘bowman’ i want to smash something. we are archers!
On the importance of Magical Girl Heroines & Weaponized Femininity:
Let me start by saying that officially speaking, Sailor Moon is older than I am. I started watching while living in Singapore while I was four, so I definitely came in around the end of Sailor Moon R and watched Sailor Moon S despite the fact that it was played in Japanese with Chinese subtitles. When I moved back to the States, Sailor Moon started being released and aired in sub and dub form and being young and happy to actually hear a language I understood with a show I already liked, I watched the dubs. They’re not the shining star of any animated dub, but I went back several times as I got older, and rewatched the series, in dubs, in subs, all 200 episodes. I changed my self-identified scout, I understood what got cut out of the show, what was censored, I went back and relived my crush on Tuxedo Mask again…and again. In terms of “formative media” Sailor Moon is probably near the top of the list. I still have the sticker book I had when I was 5/6 that has a page dedicated to these magical girls, and they’ve been with me a lot longer than almost anything else, including Harry Potter, Avatar: the Last Airbender, and most other narratives, superhero, fantasy, or otherwise.
When I got the chance last year, I showed one of my girl cousins (who was twelve) the first episode of Sailor Moon. She came back to me about a week or so later and was maybe thirty episodes into the series, bursting with excitement over everything and every one.
I stopped to think about how much that meant to me. Then I thought a little harder. One of my best friends gave me an opportunity to cosplay as Sailor Scouts, and I leapt at the chance. I accidentally stumbled across the newer series Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and marathoned all twelve episodes. Then I made my best friend watch it.
Why does Mahou Shoujo stick with us? The show I loved when I was six is something I love when I’m twenty, and something my cousin who is a tween also loves. For that matter, Puella Magi is, essentially, an update of the classic Magical Girl story, with some genre subversions thrown in. What makes magical girls so important?
Love this article.
“We need a truly magnificent PG-rated bitchface,” they said, and Moira Kelly said, “I’ve got it handled.”
Those tags #most efficient superhero origin story ever #it’s mostly because i’m a dork but also it’s because it’s awesome #the destruction of the juvenile female in adopting the trappings of the sexual female #both roles she ends up dropping like bad habits #to become the role she wants for herself #avenging motherfucker #she will get there one sewing claw at a time thanks anyway #hell here #best catwoman only catwoman #selina kyle #catwoman #batman returns
But you missed #lifespiration
marvel comics meme: ten characters (4/10)
↳ Kate Bishop
How’s it gonna feel deep down in your man-bits when I drive this car better than you ever dreamed was possible? ‘Cause I’m about to.
I hope errybody enjoyed my posts about Wu Zetian! To recap, here they are!
do you want to support some azn-aus lady movie projects? i know you do.
Blood for the Devil’s Daughters sees three Asian vampires resurrected and threatening Melbourne’s Chinatown. The vampires will allegedly mix Asian “vampire” themes with Western ones - like hopping ghosts, fox spirits, and flying heads, and will be battled by two ladies of Asian heritage. The fundraising for this movie ends December 1.
Hit Girls is an action girl assassin comedy. It’s set in Sydney and looks amazing and I want it and it aims to help to fill a space in Australia where we’re multicultural but our media is all white. And I want it. Their fundraising ends November 13.
Article at the Smithsonian on the Demonisation of Wu Zetian, China’s only female ruler (and totally fierce).
Right, since errybody enjoyed the series on female generals so much, here’s a masterpost! Now you have all your favourite posts in one post and can reblog the crap out of it. Yaaaay!
- Hua Mulan(Fictional)
- Liang Hongyu 1, 2
- Qin Liangyu 1, 2
- Princess Pingyang 1, 2
- Fu Hao
- Madam Xian 1, 2
Edit: ARRRRRGH I need to proofread this post better. I have made the amendments to the mistakes!
The Pretender - Keys (1X17)
She’s so proud of being a gator with the sharpest teeth.
Also: “There was that one time in the Everglades where I tied you to a pole and then you ended up in a cage. Or was that last Saturday?”
QUEEN COMMANDER OF THE ROBOT HOTASS ARMY
From The Age:
Production has started in Singapore on the ABC’s Serangoon Road. The prime-time drama series is an Australia/Singapore co-production, that marks the first original drama for HBO Asia.
The 10 x 1hr series created and produced by Paul Barron is a fast-paced detective series set against the exotic, tumultuous backdrop of 1960s Singapore. It tells the story of Australian-born Sam Callaghan (Don Hany), whose childhood was spent in WWII’s Japanese internment camps and who returned to fight in the Malayan Emergency. He is a man deeply scarred by both these experiences. When his neighbour Patricia (Joan Chen) asks him to help keep her recently-murdered husband’s private detective agency afloat, Sam reluctantly agrees.
So begins a journey that sees Sam enticed into an unpredictable, dangerous world where the Chinese Secret Society gangs fight to control the streets, foreign powers vie for power and covert intelligence, and the city itself is a hotbed of racial and political turmoil.
His investigations, and his lover (Maeve Dermody), draw him into the privileged world of the European ex-pats with their fading colonial attitudes, opulence and political intrigues. The detective agency’s activities also quickly bring Sam and Patricia into conflict with some of Singapore’s most powerful and ruthless factions – factions that are not afraid to kill to keep their secrets.
The series has attracted one of Asia’s leading actors in Chen (The Last Emperor, Twin Peaks, Mao’s Last Dancer, Home Song Stories) along with a stellar Australian cast including Hany (East West 101, Jack Irish: Black Tide, Rake, Offspring), Dermody (Rake, Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms and Paper Giants), Rachael Blake (Wildside, The Straits) and Michael Dorman (The Time of Our Lives, The Secret Life of Us).
I really hope this is as good as it sounds. Hany generally has an eye for a good script, and Joan Chen is JOAN CHEN.
I want this to be good. I want this to be good so much.