absentlyabbie:

shinykari:

legete:

haipollai:

ok, idk how easy this is to read but since everyone is discussing dates, i went to the movie to check. this is steve’s rejection from the beginning, his birthday is in the upper right corner and there’s ANOTHEr date in the lower left which I think is supposed to be a today’s date kind of thing and it looks to be June 14 1943
so there we go, steve enlists in mid 1943

#this feels late for bucky to be enlisting #but that isn’t the issue
How interesting that you would mention this, because I’ve recently been thinking he didn’t enlist. His serial number, which he’s heard muttering when Steve comes to rescue him, starts “32557.”
According to this fabulous WWII serial number generator, an enlisted man from New York should have a serial number starting with the numbers “12.”
A New York man with a serial number starting with “32”? Drafted. What we may be dealing with here is a Bucky who didn’t choose to go to war but was instead compelled to do so versus a Steve who is desperate to get in. I think it opens up a lot of different and interesting storylines for the two of them.

There’s been some great meta/discussion about this in the last couple days, which I think is great.

Makes you wonder if Bucky got the draft, and then, knowing how Steve felt about things, told his best buddy he was “enlisting.” Because how do you face this skinny, brave idiot who just won’t stop trying to volunteer that you wouldn’t be going if you didn’t have to?

absentlyabbie:

shinykari:

legete:

haipollai:

ok, idk how easy this is to read but since everyone is discussing dates, i went to the movie to check. this is steve’s rejection from the beginning, his birthday is in the upper right corner and there’s ANOTHEr date in the lower left which I think is supposed to be a today’s date kind of thing and it looks to be June 14 1943

so there we go, steve enlists in mid 1943

#this feels late for bucky to be enlisting #but that isn’t the issue

How interesting that you would mention this, because I’ve recently been thinking he didn’t enlist. His serial number, which he’s heard muttering when Steve comes to rescue him, starts “32557.”

According to this fabulous WWII serial number generator, an enlisted man from New York should have a serial number starting with the numbers “12.”

A New York man with a serial number starting with “32”? Drafted. What we may be dealing with here is a Bucky who didn’t choose to go to war but was instead compelled to do so versus a Steve who is desperate to get in. I think it opens up a lot of different and interesting storylines for the two of them.

There’s been some great meta/discussion about this in the last couple days, which I think is great.

Makes you wonder if Bucky got the draft, and then, knowing how Steve felt about things, told his best buddy he was “enlisting.” Because how do you face this skinny, brave idiot who just won’t stop trying to volunteer that you wouldn’t be going if you didn’t have to?

medievalpoc:

spacebunnysparkle-empress:

medievalpoc:

eliasand:

There were three sorts of Dornishmen, the first King Daeron had observed. There were the salty Dornishmen who lived along the coasts, the sandy Dornishmen of the deserts and long river valleys, and the stony Dornishmen who made their fastnesses in the passes and heights of the Red Mountains. The salty Domishmen had the most Rhoynish blood, the stony Dornishmen the least.

All three one sorts seemed well represented in Doran’s retinue. The salty Dornishmen were lithe and dark white as fuck, with smooth olive pale ass skin and long black hair racist turbans streaming in the wind. The sandy Dornishmen were even darker whiter, their faces burned brown white by the hot Dornish sun. They wound long bright scarfs around their helms to ward off sunstroke. The stony Dornishmen were biggest and fairest (finally some more white people up in here), sons of the Andals and the First Men, brownhaired or blond, with faces that freckled or burned in the sun instead of browning.

The lords wore silk and satin robes with jeweled belts and flowing sleeves. Their armor was heavily enameled and inlaid with burnished copper, shining silver, and soft red gold. They came astride red horses and golden ones and a few as pale as snow, all slim and swift, with long necks and narrow beautiful heads. The fabled sand steeds of Dorne were smaller than proper warhorses and could not bear such weight of armor, but it was said that they could run for a day and night and another day, and never tire.

#i took some liberty and corrected the shitty book version to make it into the vastly superior david&dan version #thank you for your time #who needs representation anyways since we all can see how spanish/italian inspired dorne obviously is

Thank you for this great gifset contrasted with the original text description of the Dornishmen. I think just about everyone was fairly disappointed in the casting here. It shouldn’t have to be pointed out that:

1. the books (ASOIAF) are not accurate to history in a general sense

2. the books are not accurate to history in the sense of dragons and magic

3. the show (Game of Thrones) is not accurate to the books in terms of people and casting as the characters are described, in many ways that do a disservice to people of color

4. this is inarguable whitewashing, and I do not generally use that term very often.

Once more, I’ll point out that Fantasy is not History. Once again, I’ll point out that whether or not Dorne is supposed to be ‘inspired by’ Medieval Spain or Italy, this is still inaccurate.

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"But these are aristocrats/nobility and I think that means something about my ideas on race and history”

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And a final reminder: These books and the show based on it were created on purpose by human beings for an audience-both of whom are modern people and part of American culture, right here, right now. The choices made, the casting, the storylines and plot points, all are conscious decisions made by people. Game of Thrones isn’t history, it is a fantasy show.

P.S. I personally am a fan of the show and the books, I have seen every episode and read every book, including some of the short fiction (so no worries about spoiling me).  I don’t feel particularly conflicted in being critical of it, or analyzing it.

can someone tell me why turbans are racist? isnt that a thing that people who live in very dry and hot climates wear? (and sometimes for religious reasons) isnt dorne really hot and dry? i mean, pretty much all of them should be way darker in skin tone but i dont know why turbans are racist… if there is a reason hmu with that knowledge. 

Since you apparently haven’t considered taking someone who is harmed by tropes like these at their word that they ARE, in fact, harmed by it, I’ll go ahead and give you a source you might actually accept. This is on the condition that maybe you consider who you think gets to “decide” what is and is not racism, and who you believe is harmed by depictions like this in popular fantasy media.

A turban is often used as a lazy way to visually “Other” a character in American popular culture. This trope has a long history of use in Western cultures to mark someone as “foreign” in a very general sort of way. In fantasy media, it’s often used as a symbol of “generic Other”, along with “generic foreign accent” and other vaguely referential markers, while at the same time ducking accountability by being nonspecific.

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From Geographies of Developing Areas: The Global South in a Changing World  By Glyn Williams, Paula Meth, Katie Willis. page 28.

Further Reading and Perspectives:

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afp-photo:

INDIA, Guwahati : Manipuri women in their traditional dress play football as part of the celebration of Manipuri New year (Cheiraoba Festival) in Guwahati, the capital city of northeastern Assam state on April 18, 2014. Cheiraoba Festival usually takes place in the month of April and is celebrated with traditional devotion and fervour. AFP Photo/ Biju BORO

afp-photo:

INDIA, Guwahati : Manipuri women in their traditional dress play football as part of the celebration of Manipuri New year (Cheiraoba Festival) in Guwahati, the capital city of northeastern Assam state on April 18, 2014. Cheiraoba Festival usually takes place in the month of April and is celebrated with traditional devotion and fervour. AFP Photo/ Biju BORO

inscarletsilence:

"The moon landing?" Sam asks, frowning. "How long you been in the future, you haven’t seen the moon landing yet?"

"Well, I saw it," Steve says, between bites, "and it was amazing! But then a guy at the park told me that it was actually faked, so I wrote it down so I could go look into it."

"Okay, first of all, don’t take historical information from guys you meet in the park, what’s wrong with you?"

"I met you in a park," Steve replies mildly.

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

sam jackson ftw!

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“Horrifyingly, many girls said they believed that men cannot keep themselves from harassing or grabbing women, describing men as ‘unable to control their sexual desires.’ According to the report, ‘they perceived everyday harassment and abuse as normal male behavior, and as something to endure, ignore, or maneuver around.’”
skeptikhaleesi:

brownglucose:

nextyearsgirl:

The absence of women in history is man made.

How petty

just look at babe ruth’s face tho
so confused
so lost
i love it

skeptikhaleesi:

brownglucose:

nextyearsgirl:

The absence of women in history is man made.

How petty

just look at babe ruth’s face tho

so confused

so lost

i love it

“The rage of the oppressed is never the same as the rage of the privileged.”

bell hooks (via smallbodies)

To all “egalitarians”

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“A hundred years ago they used to put on a white sheet and use a bloodhound against Negroes. Today they have taken off the white sheet and put on police uniforms and traded in the bloodhounds for police dogs, and they’re still doing the same thing.”

suggestivecacti:

I have a huge favour to ask. These signs are plastered all over my local busway, which I use everyday to and from work, and wherever else I need to get to. They’re part of a campaign the Queensland government has been inflicting on us for about a year or two, but I’ve never seen anything like this yet. Essentially it’s a tunnel of body-shaming and food-shaming, in bright yellow and black, just so you can’t possibly not notice it. 

The cracker is that my busway is the Mater Busway, named after the hospital it is connected to. Putting aside how awful just having to see this is, people with various health and disability issues would use this busway to get to and from their appointments at the hospital on a regular basis. So essentially now they’re body-shaming people who already have possibly life-threatening health issues, on top of being offensive as hell.

The really important thing though, is that the Mater Hospital has one of the few eating disorders clinics for children in the state. So now they’re not even just shaming adults (and children) with all kinds of health states but also placing these giant horrible signs all over a busway which is probably used by children with eating disorders.

Think about that for a minute.

What I also want to emphasise is that I only saw this today which means the signs probably went up yesterday on the public holiday, when there would be almost nobody using the busway to comment on them. Also, it is almost certain this is not the only busway they have done this to, and most of the major busways in the inner-suburbs of Brisbane are outside of hospitals. So this probably isn’t just happening where I am, and if you find these signs around your busway, please take a photo, and reply with it posted, so we can document this. 

Recently in Queensland, some genius thought it was okay to shift the focus (and funding) away from traditional eating disorder treatment clinics, and instead put people with eating disorders who end up in the public health system into mental health wards with people with all kinds of other mental health issues. That means that people trying to recover from eating disorders in a clinical setting are exposed to extremely high levels of stress if they happen to be in one of these wards, because having worked as a health employee in a place where I had to go in and out of them on a daily basis, they were bloody stressful for me, and I wasn’t even a patient. I can only imagine what it must be like for people trying to recover and avoid stress, and then maybe when they go on a day pass with friends or family and use the local busway near the hospital they’re exposed to this awful thing above.

So please reblog this. Spread the word. And please send a complaint about it to Queensland Health via this Contact page on the campaign’s website (WARNING: SITE IS AWFUL, AND POTENTIALLY TRIGGERING) if you feel up to it. You don’t have to, but it would be cool if you did, and also please link to the Mater Children’s Eating Disorder’s clinic in the complaint, so the focus is on something that might actually get through to these people. And please be polite. Mostly. And don’t troll. Please. Don’t troll.

There’s not a lot I can do about the awfulness of living in Queensland at the moment, but if maybe I can get these signs taken out of the visual environment of a child with an eating disorder, my state will suck a little bit less.

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fireandshellamari:

lackyannie:

theangiec:

This makes me laugh. everytime. I will never not reblog this 

THIS IS MY NUMBER 1 FAVORITE THING OON THIS GOD FORSAKEN SITE

I remember being in a skype call with Luke, Raiyna, James and I think Klone and Jane and a few others;
SOMEONE LINKED THIS AND I -BURST- OUT LAUGHING.
I BROKE.
There was no fixing me I was gone.

fireandshellamari:

lackyannie:

theangiec:

This makes me laugh. everytime. I will never not reblog this 

THIS IS MY NUMBER 1 FAVORITE THING OON THIS GOD FORSAKEN SITE

I remember being in a skype call with Luke, Raiyna, James and I think Klone and Jane and a few others;

SOMEONE LINKED THIS AND I -BURST- OUT LAUGHING.

I BROKE.

There was no fixing me I was gone.

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