Tumbly and Sharing (with Garterbelt)

scarvenrot:

princeowl:

reminder that the matrix trilogy was written and directed by a trans woman (lana wachowski) along with her brother

one of the most influential and iconic sci fi movies was created by a trans woman and MORE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS!! lana wachowski is a babe and an inspiration, one of the few female directors in hollywood as well as one of the few transgender people in hollywood. 

reminder that the idea for the Matrix trilogy was stolen from Sophia Stewart’s “The Third Eye”. In the mid-Eighties, Sophia Stewart, a black woman, had submitted her manuscript to Mr. and Ms. Wachowski, who had requested sci-fi manuscripts in an attempt to find material from which to draft the script for a hollywood film. An investigation into the original complaints filed by Ms. Stewart revealed that more than 30 minutes of film had been cut from The Matrix in an attempt to dodge copyright infringement.

Reminder that this is an urban legend without evidence that continually gets parroted around every few years despite Stewart failing to provide convincing evidence (that she also sued the makers of The Terminator, a movie with only the loosest similarities to The Matrix, for “plagiarism” as well makes it seem as if the only things any of these stories share are the sort of sci-fi ideas that EVERYONE has done). http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/matrix.asp

THE CREATOR OF MEGAS XLR DONATED TO MY INDIEGOGO!

Feels awesome. Told me he liked Book Girl and shared the indiegogo saying I’m a “nice guy” with a “cute idea.”

Oh, the indiegogo page in question for those looking for context: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-making-of-a-superhero-musical/x/1210328

And Book Girl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu2ruy_z9io

glitteryobituary:

femme-mermaid27:

As Halloween approaches I feel like half of a Tumblr is like 

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and the other half is like

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I am a combination of both these things, all year. 

Teezybird…

Please donate to my senior project!

"Korra" Book 3: Change for the Better

thelfb:

“Korra” Book 3: Change for the Better

Third time’s the charm.

Season/Book 1 of The Legend of Korra, “Air”, was an enjoyable enough season of television that failed to live up to its potential due to weak romantic subplots and a significantly rushed ending. Book 2, “Spirits”, eventually fixed up some of the plot issues left by Book 1, but the road there was paved with bad writing, subpar animation, and small moments of brilliance that…

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baskingsunflower:

heyitsris:

Isn’t it funny how the elements that brought them freedom led to their ultimate demise?

This pisses me off. It really pisses me off. Ming Hua is visibly disabled, and I could honestly see each of the other Red Lotus group as disabled in various ways too. It’s like even if we have something special that we’re good at, our being different from the “norm” will bring our downfall even though we try our best to fit in the world. Idk, or it could just be me rambling…

I’m really confused by this. The protagonist, the title character of the show, is now visibly disabled. Theoretically you could diagnose/headcanon the other Red Lotus members with some sort of disability but you could do that just as easily with the show’s heroes. I don’t see how this is ableist…

Manipulating the Manual

thelfb:

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Around this time last year, I wrote an article on the rise of Saturday night cartoon blocks, focusing on FOX’s ADHD and Adult Swim’s Toonami. A year later, ADHD’s TV block has turned out a failed experiment, but Toonami is far from it. I was critical of a lot of their programming choices in my article last year, their current line-up is far better balanced and more compelling. Where the block…

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merryweatherblue:

I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture. 

So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.

Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome. 

So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to.

dog-is-doog:

We Jews have a word for when a police force storms into a community and assaults people for no reason:

It’s “Pogrom”