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rosalarian:

nateswinehart:

Being good to each other is so important, guys.

This is super relevant right now.

lareinaana:

arienreign:

Why isn’t anyone talking about this?
http://www.dailydot.com/news/darrien-hunt-shot-by-police-while-cosplaying/

Watch non black cosplayers and lovers of cosplay stay silent on this.

jadegordon:

Hello, I’m a feminist killjoy and my rant of the evening is… why does anyone watch at Midnight? Why do people I like, who have shown themselves to be more thoughtful, still support, guest star, and post ALL THE TIME about it?  When @Midnight first came on, I gave it a shot.  Of the images they pulled to use in their “game”, that above was one.   Except the person that owns the photo didn’t know about it. (Marina Bychkova, btw, who is an amazing artist and makes dolls that sell for tens of thousands of dollars.)  And between that and the hateful hashtags (like, the first one they used was entirely populated by fat shaming assholes saying terrible things.). Which is bad enough by itself, but that so many people I liked jumped right in being vile…  So I figure, “Hey, this show is not for me.” And in spite of trying to mute/block/filter, it never gets all of it, people I still like and care about at least joining in on their hastags and mention “funny” things they like. I don’t even care of “this time” it’s “not so bad” when so many are.  I gave it a second try because a dream team of guests was on, 3 performers I really enjoy, who have shown the ability to be funny without relying on punching down. But the premise, the games, the host’s style and attitude bring such hatefulness out. The only time they called out anything it was racism from the host who dismissed it as a comedy joke ha ha!  If it was clearly marketed as it’s genre - like Clay, Tosh & other shock/gross out/mean humor, maybe it would be easier to not fall into the trap? I wish it was easier to avoid following people I love to things where I see them doing things I hate. Good for them, I mean, I don’t want people to not be working, I want them to have fans… but if they’re going to do a thing, I just wish I knew more ahead of time if it is worth it or not to try a thing I don’t normally. Some kind of “Here be dragons.”  Because I don’t think it’s funny to pick on fetish fan art posted on DeviantArt. It may not be my thing, and I might not understand it, but come on. Do they get permission for copyrighted and/or trademarked content? Because they aren’t quite using it right for Parody or news or criticism, they’re using it to be the content of their gag along with other works to make their joke. I feel like maybe in this recent instance Hanna-Barbera/(Warner Bros.?) should have some lawyers round to talk about it with them.  Because I don’t think it’s worth picking on someone (even a criminal) who is fat and has a food-based name and comparing them to that “gross” fetish art. Particularly this, because people associate moral failings and criminal, abusive behavior with “fat” - think of all the “fat rich” jokes made, in spite of how the science goes about the poor and fat.  There’s nothing edgy, clever, envelope-pushing, boundary-breaking, enlightening, "art" of comedy happening here. It’s picking random things from the web to make fun of - like The Soup and other things what came before it - and without asking or crediting. So much of it is laughing AT and not with, laughing at artists, nerds, the underprivileged, punching down, being mean, being perfectly ordinary among the bullshit I put up with every day.  So many people capable of being so electrifying, insightful, hilarious, and thrilling participating in name-calling, shaming, gross “entertainment”. I’m too tired. Things are so shitty, I’m turning over dirty rocks trying to find a few minutes of fun. I need some kind of fuel to help me keep going, but I keep finding these things…

In addition to Hardwick’s love for punching down, it’s also very exploitative of artists’ rights. At Midnight constantly takes artwork from individual nerds out there, on DeviantArt, YouTube, and so on, and appropriates them for his game show without ever asking for permission or even crediting the original artist.
It’s a blatant disregard for copyright law but Hardwick doesn’t care. He knows he has the power of the Comedy Central legal department to protect him while he exploits all you little independent artists.
This is same artistic theft that Glee pulled on Jonathan Coulton only without the legal technicality surrounding cover songs. If you’re one of the people with a “Fuck Glee” bumper sticker, you should object even more strongly to what Chris Hardwick does to independent artists, especially nerdy artists.
It’s starting to look like, when Hardwick calls himself a nerdist, it’s meant in the same way that someone else might be called a sexist or a racist. Chris Hardwick is no friend to nerds.

jadegordon:

Hello, I’m a feminist killjoy and my rant of the evening is… why does anyone watch at Midnight? Why do people I like, who have shown themselves to be more thoughtful, still support, guest star, and post ALL THE TIME about it?

When @Midnight first came on, I gave it a shot.

Of the images they pulled to use in their “game”, that above was one.

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Except the person that owns the photo didn’t know about it. (Marina Bychkova, btw, who is an amazing artist and makes dolls that sell for tens of thousands of dollars.)

And between that and the hateful hashtags (like, the first one they used was entirely populated by fat shaming assholes saying terrible things.). Which is bad enough by itself, but that so many people I liked jumped right in being vile…

So I figure, “Hey, this show is not for me.” And in spite of trying to mute/block/filter, it never gets all of it, people I still like and care about at least joining in on their hastags and mention “funny” things they like. I don’t even care of “this time” it’s “not so bad” when so many are.

I gave it a second try because a dream team of guests was on, 3 performers I really enjoy, who have shown the ability to be funny without relying on punching down. But the premise, the games, the host’s style and attitude bring such hatefulness out. The only time they called out anything it was racism from the host who dismissed it as a comedy joke ha ha!

If it was clearly marketed as it’s genre - like Clay, Tosh & other shock/gross out/mean humor, maybe it would be easier to not fall into the trap? I wish it was easier to avoid following people I love to things where I see them doing things I hate. Good for them, I mean, I don’t want people to not be working, I want them to have fans… but if they’re going to do a thing, I just wish I knew more ahead of time if it is worth it or not to try a thing I don’t normally. Some kind of “Here be dragons.”

Because I don’t think it’s funny to pick on fetish fan art posted on DeviantArt. It may not be my thing, and I might not understand it, but come on. Do they get permission for copyrighted and/or trademarked content? Because they aren’t quite using it right for Parody or news or criticism, they’re using it to be the content of their gag along with other works to make their joke. I feel like maybe in this recent instance Hanna-Barbera/(Warner Bros.?) should have some lawyers round to talk about it with them.

Because I don’t think it’s worth picking on someone (even a criminal) who is fat and has a food-based name and comparing them to that “gross” fetish art. Particularly this, because people associate moral failings and criminal, abusive behavior with “fat” - think of all the “fat rich” jokes made, in spite of how the science goes about the poor and fat.

There’s nothing edgy, clever, envelope-pushing, boundary-breaking, enlightening, "art" of comedy happening here. It’s picking random things from the web to make fun of - like The Soup and other things what came before it - and without asking or crediting. So much of it is laughing AT and not with, laughing at artists, nerds, the underprivileged, punching down, being mean, being perfectly ordinary among the bullshit I put up with every day.

So many people capable of being so electrifying, insightful, hilarious, and thrilling participating in name-calling, shaming, gross “entertainment”. I’m too tired. Things are so shitty, I’m turning over dirty rocks trying to find a few minutes of fun. I need some kind of fuel to help me keep going, but I keep finding these things…

In addition to Hardwick’s love for punching down, it’s also very exploitative of artists’ rights. At Midnight constantly takes artwork from individual nerds out there, on DeviantArt, YouTube, and so on, and appropriates them for his game show without ever asking for permission or even crediting the original artist.

It’s a blatant disregard for copyright law but Hardwick doesn’t care. He knows he has the power of the Comedy Central legal department to protect him while he exploits all you little independent artists.

This is same artistic theft that Glee pulled on Jonathan Coulton only without the legal technicality surrounding cover songs. If you’re one of the people with a “Fuck Glee” bumper sticker, you should object even more strongly to what Chris Hardwick does to independent artists, especially nerdy artists.

It’s starting to look like, when Hardwick calls himself a nerdist, it’s meant in the same way that someone else might be called a sexist or a racist. Chris Hardwick is no friend to nerds.

blacksupervillain:

blacksupervillain:

hussieologist:

jcoleknowsbest:

hussieologist:

jcoleknowsbest:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

darvinasafo:

Darren Hunt of Utah

The murder of young Black Men by police continues.

oh for fucks SAKE

Y’all he was shot in the back…. HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK…

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58409680-78/family-hunt-moss-police.html.csp

He was carrying a sword? This mf in my geography class carried a sword to class everyday and when I expressed my discomfort it was dismissed. But this brotha was shot in the back.

and it was a blunted sword.. couldn’t have cut anybody… but white people walking around with loaded rifles in target…

Exactly! This is evil.

Damn. Niggas can’t even cosplay anymore? I would love to see the cosplay community say something about this but that definitely won’t happen

Also: this paper is edited by a clown. It should’ve been in the first fucking paragraph that this dude was cosplaying. I’m reading this shit wondering why the fuck this negro is walking down the street with a sword and obvious answer is hidden almost at the en of the article.

This dude was cosplaying.

He was dressed up in a costume.

Should all black people just stay home on Halloween this year?

Friendly reminder that the police shot a black cosplayer in the back

cubewatermelon:

rufftoon:

blindsprings:

isthistakenalready:

Aoi Honoo is Too Real

Every update I’m like “I should just put a colour behind them, yeah, comics!” and then I draw a stupidly complex bg

Doing comics, drawing crowds and buildings…I understand the pain.

OH NO I NEED TO WATCH THIS SHOW

Also I’m so glad that my classroom generally doesn’t involve desks. Eff that noise.

roachpatrol:

mypettentaclemonster:

cupcakedrawings:

stickysheep:

bless

same

How romantic

that’s a hell of a first date i love it

roachpatrol:

mypettentaclemonster:

cupcakedrawings:

stickysheep:

bless

same

How romantic

that’s a hell of a first date i love it

(Source: soraexuri)

molly23:

behind-a-wall-of-illusion:

sproutingflower:

female actors getting pissed off at sexist interview questions is my new favourite thing

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tina and amy’s faces omg

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and cate blanchett calling out the cameraman on the full body pan 

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scarlett is so tired of this shit

Ok, I just noticed the guy who asked the underpants question and the guy who asked the catsuit question are the same guy.

Let’s GET HIM.

Let’s get him a catsuit!

Sep 8

When you are an affluent-seeming white man and you ask for things that don’t belong to you, sometimes you’re not really asking. It’s sort like Bill Clinton asking Monica Lewinsky to have sex with him. There’s a context behind the asking.

When you ask a serviceperson for something that doesn’t belong to you, there is often a subtext of, “If I complain to your manager, you know your manager is going to listen to me. Just look at me, and look at you.”

And sometimes, of course, this is not the case at all, and you’re just being a garden-variety annoying customer. Or a bully.

If you seem to be “getting everything you want,” you should probably examine whether you’re getting it at someone’s expense, or whether you’re just constantly, in small ways, making the world worse.

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Jen Dziura, When “Life Hacking” Is Really White Privilege (via shitrichcollegekidssay)

Go and read the article

(via newwavefeminism)

Hallelujah!

Ohhhh, Glory!

(via tashabilities)

I’ve been trying to find a way to put this into words. I’m glad someone managed to.

(via sixsaltysweets)

Sep 8

I'm confused about what Beethoven was doing in the black composers post. He was German.

whitepeoplestealingculture:

By golly gee! I keep forgetting that Black people didn’t exist until the Fresh Prince of Bel Air came on television! Or that Black people existed in anywhere else than Africa even with slavery going on :) My apologies.

Anyway, here’s proof that Beethoven was Black:

"… Said directly, Beethoven was a black man. Specifically, his mother was a Moor, that group of Muslim Northern Africans who conquered parts of Europe—making Spain their capital—for some 800 years.

In order to make such a substantial statement, presentation of verifiable evidence is compulsory. Let’s start with what some of Beethoven’s contemporaries and biographers say about his brown complexion:

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(Louis Letronne, Beethoven, 1814, pencil drawing.)

"Frederick Hertz, German anthropologist, used these terms to describe him: ‘Negroid traits, dark skin, flat, thick nose.’

Emil Ludwig, in his book ‘Beethoven,’ says: ‘His face reveals no trace of the German. He was so dark that people dubbed him Spagnol [dark-skinned].’

Fanny Giannatasio del Rio, in her book ‘An Unrequited Love: An Episode in the Life of Beethoven,’ wrote ‘His somewhat flat broad nose and rather wide mouth, his small piercing eyes and swarthy [dark] complexion, pockmarked into the bargain, gave him a strong resemblance to a mulatto.’

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Beethoven’s death mask: profile and full face

C. Czerny stated, ‘His beard—he had not shaved for several days—made the lower part of his already brown face still darker.’

Following are one word descriptions of Beethoven from various writers: Grillparzer, ‘dark’; Bettina von Armin, ‘brown’; Schindler, ‘red and brown’; Rellstab, ‘brownish’; Gelinek, ‘short, dark.’

In Alexander Thayer’s Life of Beethoven, vol.1, p. 134,  the author states, “there is none of that obscurity which exalts one to write history as he would have it and not as it really was. The facts are too patent.” On this same page, he states that the German composer Franz Josef Haydn was referred to as a “Moor” by Prince Esterhazy, and Beethoven had “even more of the Moor in his looks.’ On p. 72, a Beethoven contemporary, Gottfried Fischer, describes him as round-nosed and of dark complexion. Also, he was called ‘der Spagnol’ (the Spaniard).

Other “patent” sources, of which there are many, include, but are not limited to, Beethoven by Maynard Solomon, p.78. He is described as having “thick, bristly coal-black hair” (in today’s parlance, we proudly call it ‘kinky’) and a ‘ruddy-complexioned face.’ In   Beethoven:  His Life and Times by Artes Orga, p.72, Beethoven’s pupil, Carl Czerny of the ‘School of Velocity’ fame, recalls that Beethoven’s ‘coal-black hair, cut a la Titus, stood up around his head [sounds almost like an Afro].  His black beard…darkened the lower part of his dark-complexioned face.’

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Engraving by Blasius Hofel, Beethoven, 1814, color facsimile of engraving after a pencil drawing by Louis Letronne. This engraving was regarded in Beethoven’s circle as particularly lifelike. Beethoven himself thought highly of it, and gave several copies to his friends.

Beethoven, the Black Spaniard

(read more here)

HOW DID WE NOT KNOW THIS?!

Sep 7

Wil, people aren’t angry at you because you want to be healthier. They’re angry because your wording others fatness and fat people. We’re already considered less-than in society. We’re already told that we’re immoral, that anything wrong with us is all our fault, and that we deserve diseases like diabetes and heart problems because of our fatness. We’re told that anyone who looks like us in the media is simply “encouraging obesity” and is wrong. We’re scrutinized, and every bite of food that is put into our mouths is scrutinized. We’re told jeeringly not to try to exercise, that standing up for ourselves means we’re stupid and blind, and some of us have even been told to “eat ourselves to death” or to “kill ourselves”.

- Don’t Read His Post If You Hate Fatphobia, Says Wil Wheaton | The Stretch For Something Beautiful (via jadegordon)