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Not martial arts related but I did a thing for May the Fourth. Shout out to space mom and her perpetual shine of glitter. Glittery hair, glittery outlook, good life.

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(not pictured: my sweeeet Droid Love pin with R2-D2 and Threepio on it, vintage)

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Greetings everyone! Pray you’re all surviving and thriving. Throughout the trials and tribulations of my young life thus far…undergrad, postgrad, and so on…bow ties have been a constant in my wardrobe. Currently, I have about 50 to 60. I’ve bought some more recently and may need to recount. 😜 There’s something I still haven’t been able to put my finger on about their uniqueness and why they are such a universal staple. So, for this #Blackout I wished to share some of my darlings. They bring me (and others) so much joy. Do you love bow ties too? Feel free to share some of your beloved wardrobe staples. 😘

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‪#‎TMNT‬ EXCLUSIVE! “Trans-Dimensional Turtles” Behind the Scenes with the Original 1980’s Ninja Turtles Voice Cast! "Trans-Dimensional Turtles" airs Sun Mar 27 at 11AM ET/PT on Nick. (via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZjD_5zWCaQ)

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Andre The black nerd dubs over Tiger Claw and Shredder - People keep dubbing my reviews over actual Ninja Turtles clips and the results are hilarious!

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Showing off my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles History of Leonardo Set! What’s your favorite version of Leo? (via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWClu2mE0Rs)

When Racism and Scifi collide

Confession: I have never read anything from HP Lovecraft. I probably should - after all, he contributed enormously to what is now my favourite genre, but I’ve never felt the pull to pick up one of his books. However, I’m not completely useless. I have done my research on him, and his stories.  His plotlines are fantastical. Without Lovecraft’s contribution, we would not have the glory of Cthulhu running for president in the US elections. He was creating science fiction works before it was science fiction.

We have HP Lovecraft to thank for this existing on the Internet.


Lovecraft was a great contributor. Lovecraft was also racist. Pretty racist. Hectically racist. Practically everything I’ve read about Lovecraft the man and the writer indicates that he had a less than friendly attitude towards people who were not of his skin tone.  And for a scifi reader, it’s a bitter pill to swallow that someone who helped create the genre would think of you as a lesser human.

Introducing la Valle

So how do I navigate that space?  Luckily enough, someone had already thought of that question before I did.  Tammy Oler explores this sticky situation through the work of another scifi writer. Victor la Valle takes one of Lovecraft’s stories, The Horror at Red Hook, and remixes the story, retelling it through the eyes of one of its black characters. The Ballad of Black Tom humanizes the character Tommy, and LaValle marries the fictional setting to the reality of black people in 1920s New York (and modern times too). It was interesting, reading about an author who looked at Lovecraft’s work specifically with a racial angle.

SciFi and Racism

How does this relate to science fiction in general? There are other instances of racism, or the least, racial insensitivity, in well-known scifi books.  The other example that comes to mind is Dune. Frank Herbert is the writer responsible for launching me into the world of scifi. I love that book like crazy. I am strongly considering getting a Litany against Fear tattoo. Yet the White Saviour Complex in Dune grates my brain.  But that’s for another day.

If I had zero motivation to read Lovecraft now, my motivation is in negative numbers. Avoiding his work doesn’t solve the sticky situation of racism in scifi, but it does mean that I remove unnecessary feelings that will get in the way of me enjoying what is a wonderful universe of alternate futures and realities. And it motivates me to do, in my own small way, whatever I can to correct the racial imbalance.

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You may or may not recognize this gentleman his name is Dwayne McDuffie. He is responsible for the writing and scripting the majority of DC animated universe. Unfortunately he passed away in February 21, 2011. He’s written for Marvel, DC, and his own Milestone Media. The home of such characters as Static Shock, Icon, and Hardware. His approach to writing comics was to fill the void of lack of minorities in comics. He created various superheroes of color.
He was presented with the opportunity to write for various cartoon series. Such as Static Shock, Justice League Unlimited, and Ben 10. McDuffie wrote a number of direct-to-DVD animated films featuring DC Comics characters – including Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths and Justice League: Doom. He scripted the direct-to-DVD adaptation of All-Star Superman, which was released one day after his death. Justice League: Doom was released posthumously in 2012.
#blackhistorymonth #blacknerds #kamism #blacksuperheroes #blackpower

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Black Nerd & Nostalgia Critic (Doug Walker) RUIN YOUR CHILDHOOD by making up bad reboots to your favorite retro franchises (via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBQJ2bqyfZ4)

Complete #SaveThePowerRangers Tweet List

Hi All,

This is the master list that I was able to come up with.  Please tweet out and again let’s make some noise!!!  Obviously, I’m not perfect, so if there are other companies, individuals, Cylons, etc… that I missed, please feel free and add them below.  #SaveThePowerRangers

@Lionsgate

@LionsgateNews

@haimsaban

@ThePowerRangers

@PowerRangers

@PowerRangersNOW

@PowerRangersUK

@PowerRangersJP

@PR_Media_Info

@PRLegacyWars

@PRMovie2017

@MorphinLegacy

@BrianTylerMusic (The Music Composer)

@WomenaHollywood

@FilmTvDiversity

@KrispyKreme 
@KrispyKremeUK 

Individuals/YouTubers/Reviewers/Etc…

@jdfffn (Jason David Frank Original Green Ranger)

Andre Meadows aka The Black Nerd

@BlackNerd

Jeremy Jahns

@JeremyJahns

Ecomog Media Group

@ecomog

Jody’s Corner

@jodyscorner1

Malika Lim -

@hello_Malika

Grace Randolph

@GraceRandolph

ComicCons/Toys/Etc…

@WizardWorld

@ClexaCon

@PopVinylFigure

@GalacticToyz

LGBT

@huffpostqueer

@NoH8Campaign

@BuzzFeedLGBT

@LGBTFansDB

@LGBT_News

@afterellen

@LGBTfdn

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Tyler Perry is Baxter Stockman for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles…. yes, you read that right! TYLER PERRY IS BAXTER STOCKMAN! (via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgF8sUV884w)

I won my costume contest!
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Kik: manic_hollo

And I made everything myself except for the tights,corset, and contacts!

I’m 17 and a molecular biology major too! There are no limits!