black and white especial

Let’s be really real this morning before 7 am: if The Get Down was about the (white) history of Rock n Roll in the 70’s and starred white teens, a lot more people would’ve been like “OH THIS IS SO COOL, MUSIC HISTORY” and Netflix would’ve marketed it differently. Tumblr would’ve lost its mind if Dizzee Kipling was a white kid who thinks he’s an alien who is in love with white Thor. Mylene and the Soul Madonnas being an all-girl rock band would’ve been a huge draw. Merch would’ve been everywhere. Coming of age for a moody poet and his reckless and troubled friend trying to make it big with the music they love? They would’ve eaten it up.

This tea isn’t even piping.

if art isnt treating you right

- don’t erase the stuff you’ve already drawn, just make the layer invisible. if you’re anything like me then deleting in process sketches has a very light subconscious negative effect on how the drawing is turning out.

- don’t draw your sketches on white, especially if your brush is black. white is hard to draw on. change it to grey. trust me on this.

- if a sketch is almost there but not quite try mirroring it horizontally. the issues will be way easier to spot.

-if inking isnt your thing but you want outlines just paint your color over the sketch lines, then do the ink lines last.

- if you have lots of ideas but no patience with details like myself take to tiny tiny thumbnails. like im talking barely bigger than your thumb. it forces you to look at the whole picture and not just the details.

- if tiny doesnt work/you like detailing go opposite. draw REALLY huge and work your way through.

I’m gonna stay mad about Poussey’s death until the world stops killing Black people, especially Black women, especially Black lesbians, and until White Sapphique Tumblr™ comes for OITNB for being racist, homophobic garbage that tells actual, real-life Black lesbians that their stories are bound to end in death and without justice

tell me why Lexa matters so much and Poussey apparently doesn’t. tell me why nobody even talks about Poussey anymore, ever.

advice to white artist: when making characters of color (especially black and brown characters) don’t just;;; draw a white person and then change the skin tone. believe it or not its quite obvious to tell when you still had a white character in mind (still has the small lips, triangle nose, etc) and only made them black or brown in a half ass attempt to be diverse

actually look at features people of color have and study them please

black riddler is so good y’all just the aesthetic, sharp green eyes that are almost glowing would be such a nice contrast against black skin especially a darker skinned guy. green or purple sweater vest. green undershirt with the sleeves rolled up. bowtie. always smirks at you and has a way of making you feel inferior without even having to say anything. he’s a skinny guy but he can go from flirting and quizzing you with riddles to bashing your head in with his question mark cane so fast.

I hate when people, especially white people act like anti-blackness is just an american thing and these “blacks are just overreacting” like no, anti blackness is global.. in brazil, the black brazilians are subjected to racism and mistreatment by society because of their skin. In the domincan republic, the dark/black dominincans (and haitans) are faced with racism by the lighter dominicans. In some asian countries, being mixed with black and inheriting your parent’s dark skin tone is seen as ugly. In some non-black cultures, non-american, black people are seen as the ‘devil’, or ‘witches’, etc. in predominately white countries filled with people who haven’t ever actually seen a black person, these people already conceive negative opinions about black people from the media they see. I could list MORE examples but I think I’ve gotten my point across.

Anti-blackness isn’t just an american thing, african americans aren’t the only black people who face racism for being black. Anti blackness is a universal thing that shouldn’t just be passed off as ‘oh, these black americans are too senstaive and want attention’.

i literally dont understand how hard it is for taylor swift to just own up and apologize for the things she’s done like nobody has said that, for example, in the kanye situation that he hasn’t also done some bad things, but the things people are mad at taylor for are completely valid reasons that she either tries to excuse or never mentions at all. she’s going for this whole reclaiming her image brand but?? that’s implying she’s done nothing to deserve the image she’s gotten over the past year or so which is not true. when will taylor apologize for her actions that are basically the definition of white feminism like not understanding the struggles of black people (especially women) and being friends with lena dunham?? when will taylor apologize for constantly making herself the victim with her exes (even after we’ve heard the other side and learned she exaggerated) and everything with kanye that was literally recorded?? like @taylorswift nobody’s gonna feel bad for you because we know you’ve seen the snake comments and all the articles written. every lie you’ve told, every fan you’ve manipulated, every situation you twisted into your favor has led up to the general public realizing you’re not who you say you are. maybe people can learn to forgive and move on if you maybe spoke about it in a mature manner and apologized, but now you’re dedicating your entire album and promo to this instead of things you might actually want to create, and we’ve still not heard an apology. you literally wrote shake it off but apparently care so much about what people say you’re going the this whole thing is inspired by the hate i get route. can you really be surprised that no one wants to support you?? 

also you should probably get someone else to design your album covers

I’ve already sung the praises of Get Out on Facebook for weaving the insidiousness of racial microaggressions into a terrifying and seriously creepy horror narrative, but as someone who enjoys horror and is usually disappointed by the genre, this movie was such a breath of fresh air. Many recent horror films like It Follows and Babadook have been good but ultimately fell short of being great in the third act; however, Get Out smashes through the third act with ease and is narratively satisfying through its entire two hour run.

PLEASE SUPPORT THIS MOVIE. SUPPORT BLACK FILM MAKERS (especially in a completely white dominated genre.) Get Out currently has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has already had a great opening weekend so far. Help make it even more successful.

Some fun questions for the Supergirl Comic-Con panel (mainly for the producers / writers)
  1. Why did you replace James, a kind and respectful black man, with Mon-El, a white slave-owner, as a love interest, especially after spending the entire first season building up the relationship between Kara and James?
  2. The relationship between Kara and Mon-El has shown obvious signs of abuse with Mon-El exhibiting extreme jealousy, yelling at and humiliating Kara at the DEO, undermining her constantly and attempting to guilt-trip her when she broke up with him. Why do you continue to promote this relationship as healthy and romantic?
  3. Supergirl is supposedly a feminist show centered around female empowerment, so why was Kara’s entire arc in Season 2 centered entirely around her male love interest instead, with her career, her development as a superhero and her previously highly important relationships (with Alex, James, J’onn) sidelined completely?
  4. Why did you promote episode 2x13 as Sanvers-centric when in reality the relationship between Alex and Maggie barely got 5 or 6 minutes of screentime? Why was Maggie’s traumatic coming out experience never addressed properly, let alone respected by the other characters?
  5. What was the point of turning Maggie into a cheater? Why did she receive more backlash for it in-universe than Mon-El had for being a slave-owner and lying about his past to Kara and admitting to never actually intending to come clean about his past?
  6. Season 2 has prided itself on its great work for LGBT representation, but why was Sanvers only given the bare minimum of screentime and never allowed the same amount of both casual and overt intimacy on screen as the straight couples (even the rather irrelevant Winn/Lyra pair)? 
  7. Why do you keep portraying Kara’s work as a superhero as brawn over brains, when she was shown a great number of times in Season 1 to be highly empathetic, trying to talk down her adversaries before engaging in combat?
  8. The bond between Kara and Alex has been established to be the strongest relationship on the show in Season 1, so why did you keep undermining it in Season 2, having their romantic interests replace them in each other’s lives? In what world would Alex be content to sit in yoga class while there was a bounty on her sister’s head, or let Kara’s ex-boyfriend accompany her comatose sister to an another dimension instead of her?
  9. Why are J’onn’s extensive abilities never used in investigations or in combat, having him dumbed down and sidelined instead?
  10. Lena Luthor has been very clearly shown to be a survivor of emotional abuse, going so far as to have her acknowledge it and confront Lillian about it in the Season 2 finale. She has also been shown to consistently strive to do good and distance herself from her family, and yet the producers have kept teasing that she might turn evil. Don’t you think it’s a disservice to abuse survivors to suggest that no matter how hard they try, they will never be able to overcome their past trauma? 
  11. Season 1 has shown CatCo to be massively influential in shaping the public’s opinion, and yet we have seen little to nothing of it in Season 2 and it’s supposed focus on pro and anti alien sentiments. Will CatCo and Kara’s dayjob regain its significance for the plot in Season 3?
  12. When will we start seeing more of James Olsen again? Why did he have less than a minute of screentime in the finale, never even getting to talk to his old friend Clark? Will we ever see Clark and James discussing James’s decision to take up the Guardian’s mantle?

7 Thoughts about Get Out

The film Get Out written, directed and produced by Jordan Peele (Key & Peele) debuted on February 24, 2017. I recall discovering the preview for the film featuring Daniel Kaluuya (Skins), Allison Williams (Girls), and veteran actors, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford and Stephen Root, while scrolling through my Facebook timeline at the end of last year and became determined to see it during opening weekend. Below, I will list seven thoughts I have in regards to the film. For those who have not seen the film, there will be spoilers in this post. You have been warned…

  1. Was the cop an asshole for asking Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) to produce his driver’s license? Or was the cop aware of the fact black men were disappearing in the area and perhaps he suspected Rose (Allison Williams) had something to do with it. As viewers we are inclined to see the cop as a racist because of our country’s problematic relationship between law enforcement and black men. However, a part of me wonders if the officer had good intentions…
  2. When Chris and Rose relay the story of how they struck and killed a deer on their way to the Armitage estate, Dean Armitage (Bradley Whitford) launches into a seemingly-benign monologue about how the area is overpopulated with deer and how the deer are taking over and by Chris and Rose killing a deer it was actually a good thing because it was one less deer in the area. As the movie progresses, you learn this monologue is more of a commentary on how Dean views black people. Black people are nothing but animals invading his area. Perhaps this is why whenever an unarmed black man is killed at the hands of the police there is an immediate campaign to dehumanize the victim. If you paint the victim as a animal, you can somewhat justify the eradicating of his or her existence. One less deer…
  3. Being a resident of the American South, cotton fields are EVERYWHERE. Cotton is very emblematic of American slavery. When Chris is held captive in the basement of the Armitage estate, it is cotton that actually frees him. Shoving the cotton from inside the chair he is tied to into his ears is actually how he manages to stay lucid in order to escape. Cotton, once a symbol of oppression, becomes the source of a black man’s freedom.
  4. When Chris rushes upstairs to check his phone, each of the guests stop what they are doing to watch him. What was that about? If some can explain why they reacted the way they did, please comment below.
  5. Walter’s death functions in two ways, one of which might actually protect Chris in the long run. A) Even with all of the Armitages dead, Walter will never be able to have a normal life because the real Walter is actually in the sunken place while the white brain that resides in his body is the dominant personality. B) Dean, Missy (Catherine Keener) and Jeremy (Caleb Landry Jones) Armitage are dispatched by Chris but their bodies will be destroyed by the fire that engulfed the estate. Rose is shot by Walter who then turns the gun on himself. Perhaps Walter, the real Walter, killed himself as a way for Chris to not be implicated in all of the murders.
  6. What will become of Logan aka Andre Hayworth? Logan was the man we saw being kidnapped at the start of the film and we later learn his brain has been replaced with the brain of a party guest’s husband. Without the Armitages around, what will happen to Logan?
  7. What will become of Chris? When the film ended, the audience, including myself, erupted in applause and cheers. Even though we are given the best possible ending, a part of me wonders what will happen to Chris. Chris is irreparably psychology broken and even though he was able to finally confront the circumstances surrounding his mother’s death, he now has to spend the rest of his life dealing with the nightmare the Armitages inflicted on him. What if the authorities come to him, asking him about Rose and her family? Will they believe him? Chris’s best friend Rod (Lil Rel Howery) believes him but we all know the weight of a black man’s words, especially when young, white women are involved.

If you have not seen Get Out, go buy a ticket now! I cannot recommend it enough. Also, if you have any thoughts or comments in regards to my above thoughts, fill free to comment.

White people love talking about and bringing up race when it’s something bad about a black person/people but when it’s something good they “don’t see why race has to be brought into it”. You see being black was always supposed to be a mark of shame and not being black a sense of pride, especially for whites. Once black people started embracing blackness and having “black pride” the calls of “reverse racism” and to “be colorblind” began. The “reverse racism” logic comes from; if being black was supposed to be a sense of shame and not being black a sense of pride, then being proud to be black must also mean being proud not to be white (or any non black race).

Okay, it’s done! I’ve finally sat down to make our very own Infinite Threads pendulum board!

For those of you with pendulums, here is one big board to hopefully suit most (if not all) of your needs!

This Pendulum Board features the following:
• Yes, No, Maybe, Soon, Later parallel swings
• Rephrase (Counterclockwise Rotation), No Answer (Clockwise Rotation)
• 0-9 Numbering
• Color Blocks (Black, Brown, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Pink, White)

This board is especially good for (and partially tailored towards) spirit work. Those of you with companions and/or other peeps hanging around might find this baby particularly useful!

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dead flowers is a vase
the smell of sharpies
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black and white films
organised clutter
string instruments
old poetry/especially walt whitman
Shakespeare
creating
the 1975
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arctic monkeys
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shelves full of books
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giving great advice
references to their favourite books and films
incense
too many pillows
john green books
house plants
paint stained desk
keeping the things they love most wholeheartedly to themselves
record players (not that shitty urban outfitters crap)
vinyls
so many vinyls
not assuming anyone’s pronouns
being nice

anonymous asked:

McCree is white and you have no canon proof that he isn't, and no your visual perseption and fantasy head canon doesn't count.

In order, here is McCree, Soldier:76 (who is white), and Sombra (who is Mexican). Tell me whose skin tone McCree’s is most similar to.

That’s right! Sombra’s!

McCree is from New Mexico. He has a cowboy theme. Cowboys were, historically, made mostly of non-white individuals, especially black men, Native Americans, and people of Mexican descent. Mexican cowboys were more common in the southwest, where McCree is from. That part of the United States was Mexico once, anyway. Plus, McCree wears a Mexican garment as a signature accessory: his serape. 

Oh, but his name, one might cry! It’s Scottish!

Well, first of all, I’m sure there are people of Mexican heritage who have moved to Scotland and married into Scottish families and taken on Scottish names, and vice versa, especially considering that Overwatch takes place in the 2070s. Today, even, I mean, really, people have all kinds of surnames from all over the world Similarly, is it really that outlandish to consider McCree might be mixed race? Names are funny. I mentioned it earlier, but I have a friend from high school who is mixed. Her father is half German, have Puerto Rican, and her mother is black. She has a Japanese first name because she was born in Japan. She has a German last name. Names are weird.

Not only that, but we don’t know if McCree is McCree’s real name. “Pleasure working with you, McCree… if that is your real name.” “I don’t know what you heard, but my name’s not Joel. Best remember that.” That’s his pre-game interaction with Sombra. Which is, admittedly, vague, but we just don’t know for sure. It’s a reference to the early baby fandom, referring to Mysterious Unnamed (at the time) Cowboy Guy as Joel for some reason. Other theories include him secretly being the blogger that wrote about a vigilante (McCree) who saved a noodle shop. Still other theories are that he just gave himself the name Jesse McCree. It happens. Maybe he liked the name. Maybe he had a relative with the name and adopted it when he joined Deadlock or Blackwatch. 

And, hey! If you don’t like Mexican American McCree, there’s always actual American McCree! As in, literally Native American! Mixed McCree is great too! There are so many possibilities! I, personally, prefer Native American/Mexican mixed McCree. He’s got a warmer skin tone and sharper cheekbones, which, from my (albeit limited) knowledge, tend to be common to Native American genetics. 

Besides. If McCree isn’t white, does it affect you personally? If he’s Mexican or Native American or both, how does it change the game at all? Does it make you upset that this one character isn’t white? Think about why you’re so against a non-white McCree, and then apologize for being a racist shitstain.

Okay but for real though

I wanna see more headcanons/fics about Hazel adjusting to the 21st century. Not so much in the technology aspect but in the social aspect. Keep in mind she lived in the 1940s. BEFORE THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. Like we know she had to go to a segregated school and everything, but we never get to see her reaction to how times have changed. For example:

  • Hazel asking where the bathrooms for colored people are and Nico having to explain that they aren’t segregated anymore
  • Hazel being surprised at how nice Percy and Jason are to her because in her time white boys generally didn’t acknowledge black girls. Especially not politely. 
  • The Seven stopping at a restaurant to get something to eat and Hazel being reluctant to go through the front door. At first, everyone is confused but then Annabeth catches on and assures Hazel that the restaurant won’t refuse to serve her
  • Hazel finding out about America’s first African American President and FLIPPING OUT
  • Frank showing her MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech and Hazel tearing up at it

LIKE SERIOUSLY I WANT THESE ISSUES ADDRESSED

re: the potential James/Lena ship

people are allowed to be annoyed that the show is pairing Kara’s two potential love interests together. 

both James and Lena have a connection with Kara that’s been shown to be real and healthy, regardless of whether you interpret it as romantic or not. They’re the two biggest potential love interests for Kara. However, the show erased Karolsen consistently throughout season 2, and seemed to bait with Supercorp. Not liking James/Lena as a pairing doesn’t mean people don’t like James. 

It means we see through the transparency of the CW not wanting their lead character to have a healthy inter-racial relationship or a healthy f/f relationship, and it’s shoe-horning the two of them together to get rid of them as potential interests for kara. 

however, we as a fandom similarly have to be aware not to take this out on James, the black male lead of the show. it’s possible to like james, but not the ship, however some of the fandom’s reactions to him have painted him as predatory and ‘not good enough’ for lena, and it’s easy to border into racist territory. if you’re white or even a non-black person of color, this is especially true. lena doesn’t need to be ‘protected’ from james. we don’t need to ‘keep james away from her’. let them be friends. let them be part of the super friends. 

james has been screwed by the show more than potentially any other character. a forced ship with lena would do him a disservice too, even if it’s well-written in-canon, from the way s2 erased his relationship with kara it’s hard not to see if as the show wanting to get rid of him as a potential partner to kara, especially when season 1 showed him to be such a strong partner to supergirl and kara, both as friend and love interest.