Being a member of the Les Mis fandom, I’ve encountered a startling amount of sentiment that there were no people of color in nineteenth century France, that it’s unrealistic to racebend or headcanon characters as people of color and that they can only be written as such in…
in all serious a female doctor would be TOPS how sweet would that be?
The white washing of Avatar: The Last Airbender was not why it tanked.
It tanked because it was godawful.
The whitewashing was a contributing factor to its godawfulness.
But there was nothing good about that movie. Nothing.
Bob Orci talks to BuzzFeed about fan references in Star Trek Into Darkness. [x]
All I have to say about this is:
#the misogyny is so fucking palpable im going 2 throw up #you had the opportinity to introduce another female character #(having more than 2 is too much for you maybe???????) #but nooo #you had to be gross and write her off as just another conquest in kirk’s book #HILARIOUS AM I RIGHT!!!! #women are dispensable!!!!! #and not only the fucking blatant misogyny you also seem to not understand kirk’s character #like apparently for these dudes sleeping around = being a sleazy douchebag #which???? no?????????#people who have a lot of sex maybe do b/c…they enjoy sex??????? #wow revolutionary i know #anyway god im just so angry about this
i feel like the most appropriate response to this quote is an apathetic scream of frustration
HEY BOB ORCI COULD YOU MAYBE STOP
Nurse Chapel is a beloved [Trek] character,” says Orci. “Even before the first movie came out, a lot of online chatter was, ‘Is Nurse Chapel gonna be there?!’”
Alas, although we hear Dr. McCoy (Karl Urban) say “Nurse Chapel” in 2009’s Star Trek, we never officially saw Christine Chapel — and she’s still MIA in Into Darkness. Instead, Carol Marcus tells Kirk that she learned of his reputation as a ladies man from her friend Christine Chapel, who has become a nurse since her romantic encounter with him — which he does not recall.
“We just figured that would be a great reference, and we loved that Kirk didn’t remember her,” says Orci. “It’s an in-joke that also speaks volumes about his character when it comes to women. That’s why we used it.”
So will Nurse Chapel ever actually make a flesh-and-blood appearance on the Enterprise? Orci just laughs. “That’s certainly possible!
Waiting hours for a cellphone to charge may become a thing of the past, thanks to an 18-year-old high-school student’s invention. She won a $50,000 prize Friday at an international science fair for creating an energy storage device that can be fully juiced in 20 to 30 seconds.
This girl is a badass who makes all of the rest of us look bad.
Did you invent something useful when you were 18? Nope. Feel guilty.
Look! There was a fan fiction article in today’s Washington Express (a free daily I newspaper put out by the Washington Post in Washington DC)
Article credit, Beth Marlowe (Express)
Art credit, Patrick Leger (For Express)
THE BEST EDITORIAL ASSIGNMENT I SWEAR.
SOMEONE GOT PAID TO DRAW THIS
You know how it is, right, ladies? You know a guy for a while. You hang out with him. You do fun things with him—play video games, watch movies, go hiking, go to concerts. You invite him to your parties. You listen to his problems. You do all this because you think he…
sitting on my laptop doing HW with MASSIVE OVEREAR HEADPHONES ON
when mom comes up and POKES ME IN THE ARMPIT for absolutely NO REASON
and then she gets mad at me when I scream because how was she supposed to know I couldn’t hear her
WHEN CLEARLY I HAVE GIANT HEADPHONES ON
Tumblr was on the news this morning. They said that Tumblr is a bad place because it ‘promotes self harm’ they said because of the whole thigh gap thing going on. They said that Tumblr only has skinny, almost anorexic girls. Please, we’re all obsessed with bands, food, porn, and gay fictional couples.
everyone fucking reblog this
Clearly they don’t have a tumblr.
Just to point this out, because clearly people forget, but there are different “areas” of tumblr that post and talk about different things.
The “social justice” area gets a lot of attention.
The fandom segment gets a little less attention.
But each of these segments are generally pretty isolated and have little to no meeting with other segments of tumblr, like fitspiration and what not.
There are segments of tumblr that promote mental illness, and there are segments that help victims get over metal illness. These segments rarely overlap, and with reason - they are opposites.
However, to say that all of tumblr is one way or another is a vast exaggeration, and irresponsible reporting.