I scrolled by this too fast and landed on her abs first, so I thought it was a statue. Good god.
holy girlcrush batman look at that
Can we just stop and talk about this for a minute?
Thresh doesn’t make an alliance. Thresh doesn’t waste time liking her. Thresh knows that either he must kill her or she must kill him for one of them to win.
But this is the only way he can repay her for protecting Rue when he couldn’t. It’s the only way he can repay her for honoring Rue when he couldn’t. He honors her by sparing her friend, the girl who would have died for her.
The revolution really doesn’t start with Katniss.
It starts with Rue.
SOMEBODY FINALLY SAID IT
guys she’s been saying that for the entirety of the series
Boy of nine killed himself after he was ‘bullied for being white’ by an Asian gang at school. He was told by other pupils ‘all white people should be dead’ and he was forced to hide from the bullies in the playground at lunchtime.
Don’t you ever try to tell me there is no such thing as racism against white people. And don’t you dare fucking tell me it’s ‘reverse’ racism either.
And this was in the UK. He and his family are in their own country, their own homeland.
Repeat after me: ALL RACISM IS BAD. RACISM AGAINST ANYBODY IS BAD. PERIOD.
Cool bed ideas for small spaces.
WANT. All of them!
Disney-esque film I’m thinking of
Set in the Centred around Plains Indians mythology, during the Railroad expansion out west. The main character is a man living in a Sioux village outside of a bustling railroad town. One night he has a vision of an army coming to destroy his people (obv the americans), sets out to find a wise man to explain it. On his way he meets a Norwegian settler/adventurer, who begs him to let her come with them. (at the time there were many such settlers they come across the Thunderbird, Iktomi (called the Spider) and Coyote (both trickster Spirits respectively); the Norwegian sees them as depictions of Thor and Loki, another thunder God and Trickster spirit.
As they journey to find the wise man, they tell stories about themselves, and their other incarnations in other cultures; Iktomi tells of his exploits as Anansi, the Spider man in African folktales, the Thunderbird tells of his victories as Thor and other major warrior spirits, Coyote tells of his time as a Fox-Woman in East Asia, etc, as well as their respective legends from the Plains Indians. Not so much to belittle the spirits themselves but to make the assumption that these spirits are bigger than the people that speak of them. Neil Gaiman kind of put this idea forward in his book “American Gods” and I’d like to embellish on the theme of Spirits changing with the people that speak about them.
As of right now I want the villain to represent Manifest Destiny, but to elaborate and show that it’s a theme that has been around since the dawn of time (much like the previously mentioned Spirits are found in many cultures). I don’t want to belittle Native American history, surely, but I’d like to make a note in the story of the horrid things that some Native American peoples have done to other Native Americans (the Aztec sacrifices of Prisoners of War come to mind, but considering these were entirely different peoples I don’t want to insinuate that all Native Americans were like that, I’ll need to do extensive research on the matter); not to belittle the atrocities done by the White Man in this era, but to emphasize that the villain isn’t the white man, but something deeper, something more malevolent, that is telling the White Man to do this. I’m reminded of the Cain and Abel story, where Cain killed his brother Abel because God accepted Abel’s sacrifice but not Cain. Cain, as I understand it, was someone who worked and worked, but saw that God owed him a blessing for his sacrifice as opposed to Abel who gave his sacrifice in reverence and out of a personal love for God. If the theme stays true, I’d like the villain to be that voice that says “Look at all that you’ve done, you deserve whatever you want at the expense of whomever; you can take God’s blessing for yourself”. While I don’t want to bring in too much Judeo-Christian imagery, I think the theme stays true throughout history and especially in American Westward Expansion.
I don’t know how it’s going to end and I certainly don’t know how it’s going to turn out, I especially don’t know much about the details of that particular time and era in american history, I’ll be researching. What sticks in my head is the theme of “What’s in the Heart”, how a people can be the victims of war and anger, and at other times the causes of war and anger.
If you’re reading this I’d like some opinions; obviously if I ever follow through with this I’d be doing some extensive (by that I mean a shitton) research into the cultures I’d be depicting. I’m admittedly ignorant of much of Native American culture, and if anything I’d like to use this to learn about it, even if it comes to nothing.
'Frozen is Disney's first movie about sisters!'
I want to beat someone up everytime they think Frozen is being the revolutionary movie that it’s not
welp, they basically shat on “true love’s kiss”, made the boyfriend the villain, I really appreciated the duality between Elsa and Anna’s sibling relationship and Hans’ relationship with HIS siblings, how that affected them both, it was a technical marvel, human figures were on the bland side but the amount of artistry done with ice made up for it in my opinion, skin textures were flawless, textiles were flawless, lighting was flawless, songs were spot on, they too had native music, the characters were great, everything was great! Lilo and Stitch was fantastic and yes that was also a story about sisters but the relationship between them was entirely different from this one, and the relationship that they explored with Frozen was one that Disney really hadn’t gone into yet.
I’m really getting sick of tumblrites getting pissed on the fact that they took formulas already used by disney and made them better instead of doing something completely new. Sometimes people take what’s there and make it better, and that’s completely fine.
Another SJ Rant
Fuck social justice.
I want equality, not revenge.
I want empathy, not lapdogs.
I want my hard work to garner the same success, not a zipline to the top.
I want practical and realistic solutions to to problems that plague me and people like me.
I dont want excuses. I dont want whining about “privilege” to be the go-to thing everytime someone doesnt see eye to eye. I dont want people dismissed because of shit they cannot influence or control.
I want people to listen, to understand, and to do the right by me because its the right thing to do. Social justice is hypocrisy, it IS contradiction- lambasting “white guilt” but then calling white people scum or terrible humans if they disagree— to give one example.
You are not allowed an opinion if you score a certain number on the “privilege list” because everything you say or do or think or believe will automatically be met with ire- the same way it is for “minorities” in the real world.
What does this actually accomplish? I have seen no progress made.
I dont see any social justice advocates making any real, lasting, positive changes for the people they claim to be fighting for.
I see no fruit of this labor whatsover other than turning whatever “harmless” embers that were in someone’s heart beforehand into a violent raging inferno— instead of trying to put out the fire altogether.
We cannot overpower our enemies. Yet we somehow think we can defeat them by proving them right?
No we should not have to play a certain way- but we do. We cannot just scream and shout and cry and whatever the fuck else because our position in life does not afford us that luxury.
We get what we get by gathering the numbers we NEED to make a change. That is the only way. Numbers win the game. Because we are “minorities.” Numbers = power. Power = a voice. A voice = change.
I’m S I C K of people pretending like this isnt true because it is.