Posts 11-13 in the source contains the material relevant to the historical reconstruction process.
The colors in this. The colors. The red and white look like velvet.
And holy shit, her lipstick reminds me of Padme Amidala’s in The Phantom Menace. Could this…
In regards to Padme, there’s a great commentary/Comedy bit by Alec Mapa on that.
Has everyone seen the new star wars film? Revenge of the Sith? … Oh wait, can we talk about this for a second? Am I the only one who thinks its strange that a long long time ago, in a Galaxy far far away, there’s all these white people walking around dressed up like Japanese people? AND NOT A SINGLE JAPANESE PERSON IN SIGHT? Does that strike anyone as slightly ungrateful? Cuz let’s face it folks, if it weren’t for Japanes people, there wouldn’t be an Obi Wan Kenobi, okay? There would be no Qui Gon Jinn. Is there some nether-region of the Galaxy where there are all these Japanese people dressed as Vikings, you know wearing lederhosen? And I’m not stingy, I’m all about sharing our culture. You know, go ahead, outfit Natalie Portman like she’s some Mongolian Princess. Dress up Liam Neeson like he’s some Samurai warrior. Let’s just acknowledge where the shit comes from, okay?
Mongolian formal bride dress:
Natalie Portman as Queen Amidala:
So the answer to the question if Padme’s looks/makeup were in any way derived from East Asian dress, the answer is absolutely yes!
fuck outta here with your appropriation, george lucas.
Inside of you, my milk is the best thing in the world.
I am LOLing so hard. I can’t.
Very, very interestingly, Steven has told Alex Kingston, who plays River, everything. Everything, about the whole story, about the whole arc, about where it’s all going, because her character is meant to know because she’s from the Doctor’s future. But told me nothing. So Alex knows. Which is infuriating.
Oh, Matt, now you know how the Doctor feels!
I know this is all Matt Smith being adorable, but all it makes me feel is this amazing love for River Song, because she knows it all, and I already loved her a lot.
Joan Chen on Twin Peaks looks at her reflection in a mirror.
like keanu, joan chen never ages
protip: i would watch nineteen seasons of this.
I am laughing delightedly, but why doesn’t Carrie Fisher get a card?
Thundercats - by Dave Perillo
THUNDER Cats are loose…
David Lynch Cooks Quinoa (Part 1)
From the Inland Empire DVD special features. One of the most amazing things I have seen recently.
Also this comment:
WHY IS THIS
WHY NOT JOHN CHO FOR EVERYTHING. (John Cho for Mr. Darcy. I’d watch that.)
John Cho as Superman, I’d watch that.
- so it took about 3 minutes for that link on Strong Female Characters to accumulate notes about why various female characters suck
- and obviously Nu!Uhura is the worst
- because she’s Spock’s love interest
- which is a compromise of her character
- I mean, she’s good at her job and has a boyfriend and she rejects the other dude? and she’s like, consistently ambitious and assertive while remaining supportive of said boyfriend? WHOA.
- where are her flaws why isn’t she addicted to space heroin or cheating on her space taxes or falling down space wells?
- MARY SUE
- meanwhile Kirk is the specialist hero ever to hero and Spock is the only one of his kind and together they have a special hero destiny and Chekov is a child genius and Scotty is a misunderstood genius and Sulu’s only character flaw is that he sometimes forgets the parking brake which actually turns out to save everyone’s life
- I mean back in the good old days of the 1960s Uhura never had a boyfriend because the writers respected her character and her autonomy as a career woman too much to reduce her from a supporting character who was good at her job to a supporting character who was good at her job and had a boyfriend
- who was the show’s hero
- …and white
aaaaaand I’ve just realized I need to be following you.
I would be like, I CAN’T BELIEVE STXI FANDOM IS STILL DOING THAT.
But I can believe it easily.
Though, for a while there early on a lot of people had taken this all underground because they were scared of the MEAN SCARY BLACK GIRLS who were calling out their racist, misogynist bullshit.
There were non-black women calling it out too, but they’re not scary so.
I agree with all of this commentary, but I’m reblogging this because of Zoe’s faaace.
I’m not a fan of the US cultural habit of turning political turmoil in faraway lands into a gawkworthy spectator sport. I came to this realization in the aftermath of the 1989 protests in Tiananmen Square, as it gradually dawned on me that sheltered, largely clueless people who had no stake in what was happening had little business pushing their intrusive, hungry gaze into such multi-faceted, multi-context, volatile, dangerous matters.
The most disturbing aspect of this habit is, in my opinion, the undercurrent of bloodlust, which of course underlies all US “news reporting”, best summarized by the cliche “if it bleeds, it leads”. In the 1989 protests in China, organizers explicitly stated amongst themselves that the world’s eyes were watching and those eyes wanted blood. Protesters knew that if the demonstrations simply ended peacefully, the previously enthralled Western media would be disappointed. They knew that they had to push matters to the point of violence in order to make a lasting point. The Western gaze got what it wanted. As usual, it wasn’t Westerners who paid the price.
I’m not making any particular statement about uprisings in Tunisia or Egypt or Yemen or Lebanon or Xinjiang or Tibet or Myanmar or Thailand or Kenya or South Africa or Indonesia. And I’m definitely not saying that people should not be paying attention to important world events. As I often make clear in all my writings, I vehemently believe that US Americans need to pay much, much more attention to political events throughout the Third World — but not just when there’s a media melee to gawk at and cheer on, in the manner of kids rushing toward a crowd standing on cafeteria tables shouting “Fight! Fight! Fight!”
Important thought to keep in mind when discussing / framing what’s going on in Egypt and Tunisia (and anywhere…)
steampunk daft punk
Another pony commission for my friend Adasyd. Tron-themed Pony named Bridle. I rather like this one!
A source told the newspaper that “Aishwarya’s first reaction was disbelief,” when she saw the image of herself with lighter skin, adding, Aishwarya “believed that these things don’t happen anymore. Not in this day and age when women are recognized for their merit, and not for the colour of their skin. She is currently verifying this skin-whitening allegation. If there is any proof of this, she might even take action.”
Another source said, “She is clearly the global face of the contemporary Indian woman. The last thing she’d want is to have a global image coloured by a racial suggestion.”
you can see other, presumably non-lightened, photos of aishwarya here. the difference is dramatic.