I wanted to be excited about Annihilation because it looks awesome and that’s exactly the kind of movie i like…. but they whitewashed two of the main characters, one of them being the main protagonist. In the book she’s asian, and they cast Natalie Portman. The other character is native american, but they cast a white woman to play her as well. Is it so fucking hard to not whitewash characters?? How many times will I have to watch stories told from white women’s point of view, even when the story is originally told from a woc’s point of view?
The novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin became popular in the northern states and created huge amounts of sympathy for the Abolition movement with it’s portrayal of an enslaved man. Abraham Lincoln allegedly said that the book was one of the reasons white people in the north began calling for a Civil War.
The film A Birth of a Nation was directly responsible for the Ku Klux Klan’s reestablishment as well as a reported spike in racially motivated crimes, attacks, and even riots.
A study has shown that watching shows that feature homosexuals and homosexual relationships increases viewers’ sympathy for lgtb causes, even in people who claim to be uncomfortable about homosexuality before they begin watching.
A significant portion of people involved in the world’s space programs claim that Star Trek and similar shows and movies inspired them as children and began their interest in space and science.
Currently there are more students than ever involved in forensic studies programs and there is evidence that shows like CSI, Law and Order, and other investigative crime shows is a factor in the increase in interest in the field.
Although still being researched, many experts claim that a “CSI Effect” is responsible for jurors demanding more forensic evidence in criminal trials there by raising the standard of proof for prosecutors, even if the standard is unrealistic and inaccurate.
The American Psychological Association has confirmed a link between violent video games and aggressive behavior especially in children.
Don’t tell me that fiction doesn’t impact reality.
I know you all seem convinced that there is some (god knows why,) morally wrong thing happening in the Samurai Jack series where him finding love equates to some disgusting and possibly wrong relationship (that you strange, strange, children seem to equate to incest or paedophelia? Like, are you legitimately this idiotic?) because of their age difference (despite his mental and physical age being that of a man in his late 20s, and her age is at least in her early 20s and well over the “legal” limit. )
Well then, let me say one thing.
If seeing this upsets you?
Then I better not EVER see you posting ANYTHING About how “cute” or “sweet” or “great” this:
Or even more specifically THIS:
Because let me tell you something kiddos, the ladies in those pictures? Are well over hundreds and hundreds and possibly thousands of years older than their significant others. (With Kida being 8,500 years old, and Rose being around as far back as early colonist times and even further.)
So I better not see you praising them, and giving Jack shit for finding love. You hypocritical pieces of slime.
That’ll be all children, go about your daily lives. And maybe sit in the corner and think about what you’re doing to a damn good series and the people that actually appreciate it.