TEENNICK, WHAT ARE YOU DOING
What is happening, whaT JUST HAPPENED, I’M SCARED, HELP.
Really glad to not be the only one disturbed by this
OHMYGOD MORE WITNESSES.
That meme thing disturbed me so deeply. ..
Look, it’s fucking Disney.
They are a modern paragon of creativity, design, and innovation.
It is not a matter of them being physically and imaginatively incapable of creating varied designs.
It is a matter of them not giving a single fuck in terms of creating visual diversity, because they know, they k n o w, they can recycle the same White princess with new hair, or eyes, or neck widths (!!!), and people will defend their choices to the ends of the earth while trivializing any complaints about a lack of diversity coming from anyone who is tired of the endless status quo reinforcing, hegemony confirming Whitegirl avalanche.
NO, Rapunzel and Anna do not favor each other because “CHARACTER DESIGN IS HARD”.
And people shouldn’t have to undergo the entire fucking animation process themselves to get some fucking diversity from one of the world’s most influential animation companies.
My old fave prof just ran up and felt the need to let me know he remembered my whole name and the pic I drew him and OmGZORZ my cries ;A;
But ask yourself: Why is there that knee-jerk rejection of any effort to “overthink” pop culture? Why would you ever be afraid that looking too hard at something will ruin it? If the government built a huge, mysterious device in the middle of your town and immediately surrounded it with a fence that said, “NOTHING TO SEE HERE!” I’m pretty damned sure you wouldn’t rest until you knew what the hell that was — the fact that they don’t want you to know means it can’t be good.
Well, when any idea in your brain defends itself with “Just relax! Don’t look too close!” you should immediately be just as suspicious. It usually means something ugly is hiding there."
This quote is in an article about superhero movies, but it applies to so many things.
Amazon Debuts ‘Kindle Worlds,’ Where Your Gossip Girl Fan Fiction Can Earn You Cash Sometimes a writer creates a universe so compelling that others feel the need to join and help flesh out that world with their own tribute fiction. And sometimes you make something crappy like Gossip…
What in the hell! Damn, this makes me hella uncomfortable. I’m torn between deleting all my online fanfiction or… hoping that this madness passes. This is so not a good idea.
People would be stealing shit left and right. Hell, they do that now and fanfiction is for free. Let’s not get into the authors who are going to be fucking pissed at this as well they should be because they won’t be getting any of that money based off of their characters.
I’m not here for this at all. I need people to profit from their own creativity, not just jumping off of someone else’s.
the biggest problem with this is that, even if you do decide to sell your fanfic through them, you won’t get much protection. once you publish - according to the details of this program - they own it. they can republish it in an anthology or in another country/language, and you won’t see an additional dime.
furthermore, the owner of the original universe and characters can take your idea and turn it into a film/book/tv show/etc and not have to compensate you at all. it’s typical Amazon bait-and-switch. on the surface, it seems alluring, but you have to read the fine print. the only way property rights’ owners would agree to this is if Amazon promised them a deal they couldn’t refuse. “you’ll get a cut of the profits AND have an endless pool of story ideas that you don’t have to pay for!” the fanfic writer will get screwed. twice.
fanfiction isn’t new. hell, the Star Trek novels are basically authorized fanfiction. at least there, the authors are properly credited and compensated. this sounds like a really, really bad idea.
I know, right. This will not end well. *headdesk*
This reminds me of one of my favorite quotes. “Of all the world’s religions, Fundamentalism Atheism has got to be one of most intolerant and evangelical”.
Like, look at that stupid look on her face. Why does she feel the need to say that. Why not just smile and nod. Who really gives a shit?
If someone tells me to keep a family member in my thoughts, I don’t rip their head off and say “I’M GOING TO PRAY FOR THEM. THOUGHTS DON’T DO ANYTHING.”.
The world needs more people who aren’t complete douchebags about their beliefs. Those are my kind of people. You can be a Christian or worship the damn devil, just don’t be annoying about what you do or do not believe in.
But I think it’s annoying how she has to bite her tongue because i’m pretty sure this isn’t the first time she’s wanted to say that. Because she’s an atheist and not afraid to speak her mind she’s an asshole? I understand he’s only doing what he knows but do you know how many times people talk to me about God and I want to completely disregard what they’re saying because I don’t relate anymore. But if I say, I don’t agree with what you’re saying I’m an asshole? I’m pretty sure atheism has contributed so much negativity but I think it’s so ridiculous to be angry at her for speaking her mind. People like her aren’t the problem the problem is people not being open to those who don’t want to just shut up because they’re afraid of hurting feelings
how in the world is she being an asshole for simply stating that she’s an atheist?
why should she have to smile and nod as if everyone in this country has the same belief system?
i was stuck in an office all day watching CNN and the reporter himself was annoying the shit out of me. he was pretty much putting words into the peoples mouths especially on one occasion with the latino guy Jose….something who he and a friend found a man under some rubble crying for help.
while Jose was trying to say that everyone helped get this man from under the debris, the interviewer (same guy as above) kept trying to focus the attention that Jose was the lone person who did this all on his own. i can’t pull a direct quote because this was over 10 hours ago but i just remember being really irritated at how awkward it was.
actually, one part, the reporter was like “the man is now being taken care of by a medical team, have you gone to visit him?” (or something like that) and Jose is like “no i haven’t” but he said it in a way like “i haven’t and i wasn’t planning on it because theres so much else to do” and the reporter is like “well you’re going to you’re a hero to these people” and CONTINUES the interview. and Jose just has this look on his face like “…..”
idk, its that man, that reporter in general that just irks my nerves. every interview he’s done today alone has been awkward and forced. he either puts words in their mouths or asks questions that just set someone up for embarrassment.
what things happened in the lok fandom
nothing the fandom did for once - we just found out that nick like most corporations are sexist fuckheads who almost didn’t allow lok to go into production simply because korra is a girl
are you. fucking. kidding me right now
No, unfortunately :(
/throws things everywhere
for everyone still asking about it:
the part we’re talking about is at 17:55
how is this surprising?
I thought we knew this re: action figures of the girls of AtLA
OR LACK THEREOF.
When I tell you white folks are trying to take over ALL our shit,
Including the language that they call us ‘ghetto’ and ‘ignorant’ for using?
And they sellin it on teeshirts like a white woman would come up with that phrasing.
AAVE is the same language they penalize us for using, denying us opportunities and resources, calling us ignorant,
But they put it on a shirt with a BLONDE bitch and SELL IT?
I feel kicked in the chest.
How does that phrase even go with this damn Disney princess (any Disney princess really)?
They have the nerve to be appropriative and not even clever…
isn’t that the sleeping beauty girl? she slept through her whole fucking movie.
all she got is time.
Also, why is she wearing glasses? What the fuck does glasses have to do with anything?
White people ruin everything.
This is all kinds of wrong.
There isn’t even a punchline here, what the fuck
look who’s finally joined!
look who got pushed to the side
Didn’t even have to read te comment to notice..
Like…wouldn’t it make sense to organize them by the years their films were released?
Because they smooth stuck all the WOC princesses at the end.
I love how they tossed Snow in back there to try and throw us off.
I’m not fucking surprised at all.
Same old bullshit.
And I guarantee you we won’t ever get WOC princesses ever again.
Completely consistent with how this franchise has treated women of color up to this point. Whether it’s limiting how they can be drawn or the merchandise they can be on—more in the disney princess tag on the Racebending tumblr.