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How is it that in a film whose premise rests on the idea of reimagining the past, present and future, we still end up with a blonde white woman with flashing blue eyes as the stand-in for what personifies evolution and supremely fulfilled human potential? At one point the Ape-like Lucy and Evolved Lucy meet face-to-face as Evolved Lucy does a bit of time-traveling. Their fingers touch, and we see them deliberately posed to mimic the famous Creation of Adam painting, and in that moment I saw what I suppose we were supposed to see: humanity at its beginning, and then humanity at its end, at its most perfect. Blonde, white and blue-eyed.



I can’t accept that. I can’t accept that there was only one black woman in the entire film, who delivered one line and who we never saw again. I can’t accept that the bad guys were Asian and that although in China, Lucy’s roommate says, “I mean, who speaks Chinese? I don’t speak Chinese!” I can’t accept that in Hercules, which I also saw this weekend, there were no people of color except for Dwayne Johnson himself and his mixed-race wife, whose skin was almost alabaster. I can’t accept that she got maybe two lines and was then murdered. I can’t accept that the “primitive tribe” in Hercules consisted of dark-haired men painted heavily, blackish green, to give their skin (head-to-toe) a darker appearance, so the audience could easily differentiate between good and bad guys by the white vs. dark skin. I can’t accept that during the previews, Exodus: Gods and Kings, a story about Moses leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt, where not a single person of color is represented, casts Sigourney Weaver and Joel Edgerton to play Egyptians. I can’t accept that in the preview for Kingsman: The Secret Service, which takes place in London, features a cast of white boys and not a single person of Indian descent, which make up the largest non-white ethnic group in London. I can’t accept that in stories about the end of the world and the apocalypse, that somehow only white people survive. I can’t accept that while my daily life is filled with black and brown women, they are completely absent, erased, when I look at a TV or movie screen.

Lucy: Why I’m Tired of Seeing White People on the Big Screen

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complexication:

abitcombustible:

complexication:

SAHAANA THIS IS YOUR FAULT

AHAHAHAHA YES YESSSS
I SAW YOU SHOW UP ON MY FRIENDS LIST AND WAS LIKE “EXCELLENT” 

WHYYYYYYYY

#i keep running out of energy#and money#but mostly energy
OH SAME IT’S SO FRUSTRATING those damn 3 hr missions are bleeding me dry 

complexication:

abitcombustible:

complexication:

SAHAANA THIS IS YOUR FAULT

AHAHAHAHA YES YESSSS

I SAW YOU SHOW UP ON MY FRIENDS LIST AND WAS LIKE “EXCELLENT” 

WHYYYYYYYY

OH SAME IT’S SO FRUSTRATING those damn 3 hr missions are bleeding me dry 

bewaretheides315:

lukystars:

bluberryjelly:

starkednlokid:

 

Admit it we were all a little bummed out that the old lady didn’t actually all that badass fighting in this scene

I WAS DEVASTATED

Agreed

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I choose to believe that before the Alzheimer’s really set in Peggy and a bunch of the other retired ladies of SHIELD used to tell their families they were going out for bingo nights and then drive into the roughest parts of the city to bring some sweet vigilante justice. Nobody ever heard about it because none of the criminals were ever willing to admit they got their asses kicked by a bunch of grandmas, but there was a sudden drop in crimes against the elderly in DC. 

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aduhm:

gloriousharhar:

augustus u bitch

isn’t he supposed to fall in love with her? TFIOS movie is SO different from the book…

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Anonymous sent: So your FAQ is a joke yeah? 32G what sort of world do you live in you're a D if that

ventureneverlost:

grayscalelenses:

ventureneverlost:

You were saying? I would happily be a D. Who in the world wants boobs so big you have to go to special stores (and spend too much money) to get bras? 

Either you’re a man who thinks DDD or above should look like watermelons no matter the body type a woman has, or your a very misguided female who is probably wearing the wrong bra size. Click here if you want to know more about how to get sized.

BAM

I love how witty I am so much I’m tagging this.

complexication:

SAHAANA THIS IS YOUR FAULT

AHAHAHAHA YES YESSSS
I SAW YOU SHOW UP ON MY FRIENDS LIST AND WAS LIKE “EXCELLENT” 

complexication:

SAHAANA THIS IS YOUR FAULT

AHAHAHAHA YES YESSSS

I SAW YOU SHOW UP ON MY FRIENDS LIST AND WAS LIKE “EXCELLENT” 

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Oberyn being too preoccupied with Ellaria to focus on anything else. (requested by anonymous)

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ioweyouasoul:

LISTEN UP MOTHER FUCKERS

SEE THIS WEBSITE? 

ITS CALLED WOLFRAM ALPHA

THIS IS THE BEST GODDAMN WEBSITE FOR ACADEMIC SHIT. FUCK GOOGLE. 

THIS MOTHERFUCKER WILL LET YOU SEARCH “HOSPITAL BEDS IN CHAD VS. IRAN” 

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AND IT GIVES YOU A STRAIGHT GODDAMN ANSWER 

MAYBE YOU’RE NOT INTERESTED IN DOCTORNESS OF THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES COOL SHIT 

HAVING TROUBLE WITH MATH?

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HOLY SHIT

OR MAYBE YOU WANNA DICK AROUND

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WHATEVER THE FUCK YOU WANT

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