Reblogged from scotomanes
(someone erased my original captioning, but it read “The Disney Princesses tell it like it is.”)
Great little comic on (lacking) diversity in Disney media
So many conflicting ideas on my head about this.
Against: FUCK OFF! IT’S A CHILDREN’S FILM AND BEFORE REPUNZEL WE HAD TWO DECADES OF POC PRINCESSES! TWO. DECADES. Also, both films are set in places without poc in them anyway :/ sorry. Also, merida is a Pixar Hero(ine) NOT a Disney Princess, and I will argue that point to the grave.
For: yeah, poc should be more represented in all media. Why go back on two decades worth of progress? Regardless of fantasy setting, some historical accuracy could at least be attempted.
What Jonny said. One girl on here was hitting a rage cause there were no poc in Brave. Brave is set in 10th century Scotland. There were no poc there at that time. Relax your balls and enjoy the movie.
going back through Brave stuff posted months or years ago is amazing. Just look at the high quality of commentary people added to pictures that blatantly address their point. Like how do you even manage to do that
(also “two decades”… what. As if white characters weren’t there in huge numbers at the same time? Also, simply having characters throughout a span of time doesn’t mean a group is represented enough… as is obvious via many recent films…)
The pictures aren’t addressing my viewpoint for Brave, though. It is historically accurate to not show PoC in the movie because there weren’t any PoC living there until the UK began slavery with people from India and then eventually Africa, and Pixar got condemned on Tumblr for keeping to that. Surely if you feel adding a PoC character is an obligation and not because they’re a part of the story is just as racist as deliberately leaving them out or making them white when they should be included in the story?
And you can’t compare the historical (in)accuracy with the use of magic (a character being transformed into a bear) seriously, how can anyone think that’s a valid comparison?
it actually did address your point but you are, I guess, so sure that slavery was the only way that PoC could get there besides an extensive historical worldwide trade network originating out of both the continents of Africa and Asia, that you didn’t bother to look up the point indicated in image 3. I honestly find your ignorance intentional because I know damn well that people have replied to your reblog with the blog medieval PoC, which, if you search through, has referenced Brave and Scotland multiple times.
Your complete lack of understanding of the past is exactly the reason that diversity is necessary- you can’t imagine a world where PoC might be present as non-slaves, as people with agency outside of what the British empire dictated, because the media you’ve been exposed to throughout your life has never presented that to you as an option…
I also, no, don’t see how including PoC, even if it’s done as an “obligation” because you can’t wrap your mind around them being a natural part of a story, is as racist as often excluding them or misrepresenting them in media. It is likely that certain people will continue to see their presence as “an obligation” so long as white narratives continue to be seen as an acceptable default…
I’m also not sure why you think chameleons and magical bears are somehow acceptable inclusions when PoC aren’t even though they actually could be there historically but this has been gone over so many times like it’s seriously right there in the images that idk why it was even put as a point.
I went ahead and bolded the parts of these responses that once again show that “historical accuracy” is only important to white people when it comes to casting MODERN MEDIA and excluding people of color from films.
Despite the historical fact that there is documented presence of people of color in Scotland since Classical times, through the Middle Ages, and into modern history.
During the Roman occupation of Scotland, there were over 260 camps of Roman soldiers, the archeological remains of which are visible from the air. The sheer amount of manpower sent into Scotland to try and subdue it grows ever larger as more investigations into these sites is conducted.
In fact, the rather famous disappearance of the IX Hispana Roman Legion is still being investigated, but analysis of primary sources shows that after a bloody defeat, the survivors may have just become part of the population of Scotland. All of this happened around 100 A.D.
Hispania, the origin of the Legion, was under Carthiginian Influence until the Punic Wars almost 100 years later, and on this map you can see the pre-Punic War sphere of Carthaginian influence:
In fact, I recently posted an interactive map that demonstrates just how easy and fast travel was in the days of the Roman Empire.
Going to the Middle Ages, we have Kenneth III, King of Scots from 997 to 1005 , also known as “Kenneth the Brown” whose race is still tiresomely debated in certain circles. There is no conclusive “proof” of his race because the racial categories we have today did not exist then. And of course, the former Romans living and working in Scotland at the time would have no written record of their activities or appearance because no one cared.
Once we get into the High Medieval and “Renaissance” period, written records of many specifically Black people in important royal circles. These records are a part of the UK government’s accessible to the public website:
James was a popular, fun-loving king with many interests. Many Black Moors were present at his court. Some worked as servants or (possibly) slaves, but others seem to have been invited guests or musicians. We know that he courted Margaret with lute and clavichord recitals and took her out hunting and playing sports.
After their marriage, the king’s Lord High Treasurer’s accounts provide numerous entries to show how much he enjoyed lively entertainment, employing foreign minstrels from Italy and elsewhere. King James was generous to all kinds of people, including Black Moors, as the following entries from the Treasurer’s accounts demonstrate:
- To celebrate Shrove Tuesday in 1505, several Africans including a 'taubronar' (drummer) and a choreographer were present in Edinburgh. Twelve dancers (including Italians) performed in specially made black-and-white costumes costing £13 2s 10d. Was this the origin of Morris (Moorish) dancing?
- In 1504-5 the ‘Moryen’ taubronar was paid 28 shillings to allow his taubroun (drum) to be painted.
- James bought a horse at a cost of £4 4s for this drummer, who accompanied him when he toured his northern domains.
Moor women were also mentioned in the Treasurer’s accounts. It is unclear whether or not they were servants, since they were showered with items such as gowns of satin, ribbons, slippers and gloves, paid for by the king.
Entries that refer to Moor women include:
- 'Blak Elene' or 'Elen More' was given five French crowns in 1512.
- A ‘blak madin’ who attended Queen Margaret was given four-and-a-quarter ells (just over five yards) of French russet.
- 'Blak Margaret' was given a gown costing 48s in 1513.
- 'Two blak ladies' staying at the Scottish Court were presented with 10 French crowns as a New Year gift at a cost of £7.
- In 1527, one item simply said ’ to Helenor, the blak moir - 60 shillings’ .
You can see that the primary sources are included:
I think it’s worthwhile to ask ourselves, why is bigscarytiger so very confident in asserting:
It is historically accurate to not show PoC in the movie because there weren’t any PoC living there until the UK began slavery with people from India and then eventually Africa…
This is the effect that the history taught in our classrooms has on real people.
People who feel supremely confident in saying, “you can’t have anyone who looks like you in our movie because you didn’t exist, and when you did it was just as slaves”.
Whitewashing history affects the present and the future.
I want to shoot every single fucking one of you in the fucking head. HOW ABOUT YOU LEAVE IT THE FUCK BE. THEY’RE NOT BEING RACIST BY EXCLUDING THE POC FROM THEIR CARTOONS YOU DAMN TWATS THAT SHIT DIDN’T EVEN OCCUR TO THEM. STOP TRYING TO BITE EVERYONE’S THROATS OFF JUST TO APPEASE TO POC BY PLAYING A SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR, YOU’RE BEING FUCKING OBNOXIOUS. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. OF. YOU.
You literally want to shoot me in the head for pointing out facts? You want to shoot me in the head because I think children’s cartoons should have characters that look like their audiences?
I was not kidding. It’s honestly frightening how violent these people get when you point out that you could make a cartoon more representative of its audience.
well then heres a none violent view point why even bother bringing it us their both already out there for our viewing pleasure they made the choices to make their stories how they chose to make them and I for one enjoyed it.
I found Rapunzel funny and engaging and Merdia to be so awesome and a breath of fresh air from the poor me maiden who has to have others fix her mistakes no she took charge of her mistakes and not only fixed them she rose to the challenge of stepping into her mothers shoes and in turn saw what is needed to be a wise leader.
Just as her mom saw that this is a spirited fiery passionate young miss who can take care of herself quite well and just isn’t ready to settle down yet ANYONE could relate to that granted those arent issues most teens deal with anymore.
the lack of understanding between child and parent IS a common thing to see now a days and while Rapunzel’s story is an older one its a classic and the only classic that hadn’t had a chance to shine yet and I for one liked how they took it plus Eugene was a unique spin from the Prince who stumbles upon her castle and falls in love.
heck the long standing complaint about Disney couples was also seen to for not since Belle have we seen a couple take their time to fall in love granted it was a little rushed it was all the same still nicely fleshed out so again I loved both films as I’m sure alot of others did but there could be those like you who don’t like it but don’t expect the rest of us to agree.
or thats one representation your overlooking its a film meant to entertain its audience and reach fields of interest in one way or another and if they don’t reach one for you then don’t watch its simple as that with that said I am officially done see none violent response to your view point
Reblogged from super-sleuth
Teen Titans Theme Song
Left Ear: Japanese, Right Ear: English
I’m not that much of a Teen Titans guy but gosh this is really cool
come back on my blog
I miss this show
Reblogged from wendymoto
see from either side it don’t matter women will hate on their fellow women cause they think they are being restricted or being too nerdy or to goal oriented while the rest of society picks on us for not conforming.
it don’t matter if we get good jobs or raise our kids right there always going to find something wrong with us cause they don’t like it when we do good they want us to feel bad about ourselves so they can use that to staple us down.
were like a caged elephant from the time its a baby its tried to yank out of its chain but couldn’t cause it wasn’t strong enough then several years later it’s long since been trained to believe it can’t break free even though its a full grown elephant with the power to smash out of that chain bust out of there and be free.
we are that baby elephant raised as children to conform to the society labels and power structures and dominations all subtle forms of human bondage.
if your so against slavery prove it stop basing what you see before you by the opinions of others as I told my mom take a step back but JUST a step if you go too far you only see the world as if it were a bowl of fish.
the fish itself would be of little meaning to you from that distance thats the arrogant high intellectual way of viewing the world the way a scientist would view a lab rat.
your so high up you don’t notice the screams of anguish the rat makes nor do you notice theres more then one side to every situation and every person.
thats where taking a single step back helps then its like looking at both pages to a book you start to see something you probably didn’t even know was there.
take these two girls tch if the business woman really was in such dire straights with her family she would and should if they exist at all notice it take the time to talk with them ask how she can be a good mom or wife WITHOUT giving up her right to be independent.
Second the other girl stay at home mom does anyone take the time to notice maybe she’s a transcriptionist maybe she’s a game or product tester for a big time corporation and gets to stay home with her children while living a live revolving around her passions and talents.
Who knows just because someone LOOKS like they be what society labels them does not mean they actually ARE those labels a label is just a sticker its what the actual thing person or being thats being labeled that should truly be gauged otherwise you would go by every single name brand product out there and ignore the fact that some of these products are for crap.
hence my point take a closer look see whats really there and don’t stop till you truly do see whats there and ALWAYS take a SINGLE step back before you finish or your no different then the same arrogant society we’ve been raised on for TOO long
Reblogged from psuedopurrloin
Come on, tell me Merida didn’t redeem herself and came to know her own mistakes, I dare you, I double dare ya mutherfuckers
oh she learned its what I love above all about this move aside from being very strong and independent she acknowledged her faults AND did what was right by her family and openly acknowledged her mistakes.
While her mom acknowledged that she was restraining her daughter to much that time she spent with her got her to see how strong and free spirited she is and how the best way to turn that into a strong powerful leader is to not remove it but to encourage it and let her grow with it with the wisdom to back up such open minded free spirited strength she will be the strongest ruler of her land when she’s ready
Reblogged from psuedopurrloin
The Incredibles (2004)
DID DASH JUST MAKE A JOKE ABOUT HIS SISTER SUCKING SOMEONE…
No wonder why she attacked him.
yep its why most girls can’t wait till there out of the house and away from their nosy ass little brothers heck a fanfic writer I know had to use code names cause her nosy brother was learning a little too much about Yoai then was good for him
Reblogged from psuedopurrloin
"All anime is the same"
Let me explain you a thing
yeah no anime is the same not even in the same genre don’t believe me look at Ouran its a romantic comedy now name me at least five animes of the same genre that have the exact same theme style as Ouran.
sure while character models may be repeated if they are liked enough in that theme but very VERY rarely is it the same style or plot
Reblogged from cosmicevila
YOU KNOW THIS SONG.
YOU KNOW EVERY WORD.
JUST DO IT.
HUSH!!! STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND SING.
My mom: WHAT THE HELL IS A SECRET TUNNEL AND WHY ARE YOU SINGING ABOUT ONE SO. LOUDLY?
I DON’T EVEN HAVE TO HIT PLAY BEFORE I REBLOG
Reblogged from psuedopurrloin
So after seeing Beauty and the Beast 3D, can I just take a moment to discuss the un-tapped potential of post-movie ending shenanigans.
Prince Adam will be the most adorable obnoxious prince ever (also he is so handsome and dreamy UNPOPULAR OPINION WHATEVER I was swooning, do you not see that barrel chest and aquiline nose and OMG TOOTHY GRIN uuuuugh hot hot hot). I mean, he spent his developing life as a chimera beast. He had a hearty roar! HIS TEMPER WAS TERRIBLE. His eating habits took effort! He could jump banisters! Shit just doesn’t go away when he’s human, god damn. For the most part he’ll be doing his best to act like a proper gentleman but when he’s excited he’ll run up the stairs on all fours and when he’s in a mood (which let’s be honest will be 99.99999% of the time I mean we all saw the same movie right) he’ll have horrible posture and pouting and growling with great gusto. Even if he technically can’t do that anymore.
Also whoever is of the opinion that Belle gave up her life to be married (i.e. her dreams of travel, adventure, and seeing more!!!) can just go jump off something humongous because, uh, hello she married a prince who gave her an entire library wing as a starter. This is the woman that saved his life and that he adores beyond belief!!! THEY WILL GO TRAVELLING EVERYWHERE. omg can you imagine the tourism antics. They visit Italy! Belle is beside herself at the BEAUTY EVERYWHERE OMG and Adam meanwhile is trying not to get into the third fight that day.
Also did you see how they kissed
THEY ARE ALL OVER EACH OTHER LOOK AT HOW THEY HAVE BEEN WANTING TO LUST OVER EACH OTHER THIS ENTIRE MOVIE but all the furry crap made it all awkward and now they’re like, HOT DAMN LET’S DO THIS ALL THE TIME.
They will be loud as hell and Chip will be asking very awkward questions as to why they are always fighting in their room.
brb drawing fanart
anyone else jumping on this fanart wagon because it can’t just be me
the Prince acting like an ill-mannered animal still learning how to use forks YES
#this is what i need #beauty and the beast #SHAKING HIMSELF DRY FROM THE RAIN AND THEN ROLLING AROUND IN THE CARPET #GROWLING AT STRANGERS #SNIFFING EVERYTHING #Belle has to calm him down by stroking his ears
Things I never thought about before but need more than air.
poupon i think you might like to look at this
I’m really embarrassed how right you are, GP.
Weeping openly at Chira’s immaculate commentary on things as always.
Also: WHERE IS THE FANART, CHIRA?!?!?
I NEED IT
thats why I love The Dragon’s Rose by s2Teenovelist she shows what goes on beyond the spell breaking like oh say Rebecca surviving since the culprit wasn’t a lesson teaching enchanter but a jealous jilted former prince.
And she makes huge efforts to redeem herself in the eyes of the man she so badly betrayed and pushed away with obsession that was simply for her benefit and not his.
Plus what about the staff what happens to them well in her version two members do get their own happily ever after as well and its true they will travel he’s been stuck in that castle for YEARS people
its beyond safe to say he’s just as eager to travel and see the outside world as she is not just to make her happy but to see it for himself.
the whole world is opening up for them and yes the readjusting to normal human behavior will be interesting to see
she made a show of that too for her version of the Beast for one he had to get used to walking without a tail and wings to balance him hehe
so yes showing the gradual movement from the spell being broken to life returning and expanding for everyone involved yet only our imaginations and believes will show us what could happen
Reblogged from scotomanes
26 Male Survivors Of Sexual Assault Quoting The People Who Attacked Them
This needs more notes.
no one seems to care if they are guys
reminder that rape and sexual abuse happens to everyone, not just girls
….. Can we not turn this into a goddamn contest? I’ve lost count of the number of posts similar to this one, with comments along the lines of 'no one will care about this'…. when said post had tens or hundreds of thousands of notes.
I’m sick of this 'zero-sum game' mentality that states you can only care about the plight of victims of a certain gender if you’re a feminist, for example. The only reason women more often appear in posts like these ones is that they’re more likely to be victims of sexual violence, from a statistical point of view. However, that does not erase the existence of male victims or their own need for support and resources.
Also, I am fucking sick of MRAs and other such pond-scum effectively using male victims as nothing but props in their anti-feminist agenda. They don’t give a shit about these men or about helping them (just as they likely don’t care about queer men, transmen, non-gender-conforming men). All they care about is silencing women when it comes to rape by relying on false equivalence bullshit.
like I’ve said twice now its not limited everyone gets hit with the same crap cause there are those out there who see no fault or crime in their actions yet the sheer fact that they want people to keep quiet about it shows they DO know its wrong but want to do it and get away scott free.
its not the act that bothers them its getting caught cause they know no sane person would ever forgive them for it they would be labeled losers and such for the rest of their lives instead of the victims
I reinstate my decree from before TAKE A CLOSER LOOK people you never know whats truly there until you do
and seriously stop using your society defenses of denying your own illness by pointing the finger elsewhere its no different then some Queen Bee town hero whatever using everyone around them to boost their image.
Thats where you can truly hurt them if they are willing take the routes of human depravity then hit them where it hurts their precious images let the world see them for who they really are.
but Don’t show hate or anger just simply acknowledge their faults then move on for getting angry doesn’t help either just make them pay by whatever deems fit then move on
Reblogged from darkapprentice
I made a thing
//I love this
hence why I state in a fanfic review not to long ago that no way or how could being a homosexual measure to this kind of depravity no there is no comparison there is no equalizing such a crime.
like JK Rowling said about the Hocruxes the only way to do so is to split your soul apart with murder that taking a life does and while Rape may not be the physical manifestation of taking a persons life your pretty much take everything else.
Their sense of self worth their security in their own skin the feeling of being safe and above all the feeling of even WANTING to live.
THATS what you take away when you act in such a manner and THATS why Rape is equal to Murder your in that moment choosing for whatever reason for whatever justified reason you think you can conjure up you are knowingly and willingly destroying another life.
and thats also why its NEVER the person who was attacks fault or you’d be sayings its all of humanities job to let a fellow member of mankind destroy another and not have to pay for it.
and note how the ones blamed are mostly the women if a guy were violated they’d never say it was there faults but the person who committed the act yet again mankind is so stuck on this rerecorded nonsense to see what truly lies beneath
then perhaps it’s time to unmask everything expose the truth let the world see every last skeleton we think are buried but are not
and as always look closer you never know just what you may find if you take a closer look
Reblogged from ygodmyy20
being brave doesn’t mean you go looking for trouble
the music during these scene makes me sob snotty tears
and to think it never truly sinks in until he became the parent and finally understood his father’s fear and yet it took his daughter telling him what being brave truly means even after all that time.
She had the courage to protect him from harm and still the compassion to try and save Zira even though she spurred her help thats the makings of a truly brave person