There are 1.6 billion Asian people in the world, give or take a hundred million....– PHENOMENAUT AEROSPACE: Good job, Katniss. Now, back in the corner (via racebending)
Anti-Prop 5 commercial in Alaska is transphobia at... →
fuckyeahqueertheory: racetothestoneage: Opponents of Proposition 5 in Alaska have released a disgustingly transphobic ad that is not sitting well with the LGBT community and allies. (The video is in the article linked above: TW for transphobia.) Prop 5 would extend antidiscrimination rights to LGBT people by protecting against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity,...
delladilly: I think that writers should have to do out brief descriptions of all their characters like not “18 year old snarky antisocial boy” but white straight cis male white straight cis male white straight cis female white straight cis male white straight cis female white straight cis male white straight cis male and then they will maybe look at it and go oh oh I’m an asshole and...
I adore the way fan fiction writers engage with and critique source texts, but...– Lev Grossman (via theadventuresofcargline)
Today is a sad day for me...
and-a-dance: In New Zealand it is the 29th of March today (and of course tomorrow in the USA) which is the anniversary of a wonderful man’s death. Andy Hallett August 4, 1975 – March 29, 2009 We miss you Andy…your voice, your humour and everything about you. May your song always be sung. I will be making some art of Andy later in remberance
Guy comes out of closet on Facebook to friends who... →
agreatcollision: This is adorable! (via @Lori_Ella) “Gay scientists had it rough in the past.” RIP Alan Turing…
panasonicyouth: mohandasgandhi: soupsoup: reuters: ABC News releases surveillance video of arrest of George Zimmerman. Zimmerman said he had been bloodied badly, had the back of his head slammed into the ground, and was given a broken nose. Does that appear to be the case from this video? Good luck with that defense, George. just want you all to see the lengths that folks will go to...
male character: i made a mistake
fandom: oh you poor misunderstood soul
female character: i made a mistake
fandom: WANTON MISTRESS OF THE NIGHT, RETURN TO THE SHADOWS FROM WHENCE YOU CAME, THIS IS NO PLACE FOR YOUR SELFISHNESS PLEASE GO BACK TO YOUR HOME ON WHORE ISLAND
Let me tell you about the ladies of Discworld
rinwins: They are police, soldiers, teachers, journalists, scientists. They are fashion models and film stars. They are landladies, housekeepers, cooks. They are exotic dancers and sex workers. They are animal rights, social, labor activists. They are gender rebels. They are community leaders and world leaders. They are heroes- the kind with swords- and hairdressers. They are wives and fiancees...
incomprehensiblelentils replied to your post: I got my girlfriend to send me the weirdest… I’ve seen Saffron/Inara fic, and Kaylee/Serenity makes a teeny tiny bit of sense in my head (though bear in mind I also ship things like Doctor/TARDIS so XD). Saffron and Inara would either have hatesex or mutual seduction (they’re masters of it! Mutual master-seduction). There’s...
I got my girlfriend to send me the weirdest Firefly pairings she could think of, and I got: Jayne/Reaver Saffron/Inara Book/Inara Kaylee/Serenity I’m too tired to wonder why I asked.
I’m trying to figure out how insulated one has to be from the wider world to be...– An article at Publisher’s Weekly on fans’ racist reactions to learning that Rue is black. The article also gives a shout-out to Racebending.com (via racebending)
Follow These Twitters and Websites for historical...
beatonna: They are all run by the same people, and have great articles to capture your interest! Medieval history - Twitter: @Medievalists Ancient history - Twitter: @historyancient Early Modern England - Twitter: @englandhistory American Civil War - Twitter: @rebelsoryankees War of 1812 - Twitter: @TheRedCoats1812 Yay Western history!
ABC7 Chicago - Trayvon Martin Called 911 Shortly... →
talldarkbishoujo: liquornspice: soambitchous: kit-kat-o-graham: intractableandadamantine: invisiblelad: karnythia: deliciouskaek: abaldwin360: The link goes to an audio file of the ABC7 Chicago Broadcast, more details as I can find them. Huh. Damn. Have they even found his cell phone yet? There hasn’t been any information on that score as yet. I knew it. I knew there...
Aww, my mom emailed me some stuff about Chinese dialects and regional stereotypes. <3
I Could Be Trayvon: He Could Be Your Twin →
icouldbetrayvon: It was a pretty normal day. I Left my off-campus house and took a walk to the comic book store, just a typical fall day in Pennsylvania nothing special. On my way home I noticed what appeared to be someone following me, figured it was just my imagination. After I dropped the comics at my house I…
They were little geisha dolls with big heads that wobbled!– Inara to Mal on their last heist, in “Trash” I can’t decide if this is lampshading the chinoiserie in the series, or a racist joke about weird Japanese kitsch. Both? (I’ve seen Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, and Adam Baldwin sing “How Much is that Geisha in the...
Tumblr has so many fandom-licious usernames
IN THAT, PLEASE NEVER CHANGE (feeling outclassed)
Captain Zoe Alleyne: "The Train Job"
This is a quick sketch of the first scene of the first episode aired, “The Train Job”, rewritten around Zoe Alleyne, captain of the Firefly-class transport ship Serenity. Concept by crowleyshouseplant (check out the tags on their “firefly” posts for more details about this ‘verse, and also this post on the storytelling given to female characters). INT. AT THE BAR ...
crowleyshouseplant replied to your post: Captain Zoe Alleyne: Meta about the show i like the way you phrased that—because in all the voice overs at the beginning of the episode? that establish the verse? I think they’re only given by Mal and occasionally Book. =/ Yeah, it’s mind-boggling how much the male (especially a deep) voice is used in voiceovers for everything. And how much we...
Captain Zoe Alleyne: Meta about the show
Show’s a lot quieter, now that it’s helmed by Captain Zoe Alleyne. By her gender and her race alone, she’s not someone the viewers are typically encouraged to see the ‘verse through. On the surface, she doesn’t present much variation—strength, straight posture, terse speech—but then, in the span of forty-six minutes, you see the thousand variations around...
I've decided Serenity is pingjing 平静 in this...
Zoe is all about assessing and balancing a situation. Right now, all I know of her backstory is she was in the Dust Devils after Serenity Valley. Now, she’s looking to find a new centre of gravity, and fly true. ping 平 - (adj.) level, smooth (although “never goes smooth!” = cong2wei4 shun4li4 从未顺利); (v.) to reach a tie/draw, suppress jing 静 - quiet, motionless
Rodeohead - Firefly vid →
It’s a Firefly/Serenity vid set to a bluegrass mashup of Radiohead. What else can I say? Oh yeah—it’s technically brilliant, hilarious, frantic, and terrifying.
PETITION TO REINSTATE JENNA TALACKOVA AS MISS... →
Ms. Talackova has been disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada contest solely for being transgender. This is discriminatory, unjust, and quite frankly disgusting. She is a woman and deserves to be treated as any other woman would be. What kind of genitals she was or was not born with (and even what kind of genitals she has today) is completely irrelevant. This petition is to get her reinstated...
sunisup: Sometimes I hear people say that racism/sexism/etc in culture isn’t important or worth criticizing. ”Oh it’s just a book,” they say. ”It’s just a crappy TV show.” ”It’s just a commercial.” This argument always baffles me. It’s like if you put poison into a fish-tank and then say “Oh well I didn’t poison the fish, I just poisoned the water.” The fish lives in the water, dumbass;...
Utterly in love with Capt. Zoe Alleyne right now.
All the thanks to crowleyshouseplant. I think it’s a different kind of translation—instead of into Chinese (linguistic and cultural), it’s into Zoe’s Story, from Mal’s. I need to get me some of the prequel comics for Zoe backstory. Need I even mention the adorableness that would be Wash/Mal and exploring all the masculinity issues around Jayne? ALL THE SUBVERSION
Tai-kong suo-yo duh shing-chiou sai-jin wuh duh pee-goo– Hoban “Wash” Washburne (via 5cmspersecond) … “all the planets in the ‘Verse up my ass?” Is this a real thing? WHEN DID HE SAY THIS I DEMAND TO KNOW (via leahsfiction) War Stories! …I didn’t just look that up, or anything. XD (via incomprehensiblelentils) [I have no shame.] According to the...
Tai-kong suo-yo duh shing-chiou sai-jin wuh duh pee-goo– Hoban “Wash” Washburne (via 5cmspersecond) … “all the planets in the ‘Verse up my ass?” Is this a real thing? WHEN DID HE SAY THIS I DEMAND TO KNOW