female drive

anonymous asked:

I don't know if you've discussed this before, but what are your views on Scarlet Johanson being cast as the lead in GitS? I know lots of people believe this to be white washing, but there are divided opinions.

I’m of the firm opinion that Hollywood making a Ghost in the Shell adaptation is iffy in the first place when the original manga is so intrinsically tied to Japanese history. The manga itself was a reflection and reaction to post-war Japan’s economic dependence on technology, and a lot of its power comes from the emotional nuance that the author threaded into its story as someone who grew up in that time period. One of the primary themes of the manga is how technology blends with Eastern philosophy. The fact that Hollywood decided to grab at the monumental task of adapting this franchise without understanding the weight of it offends me as a storyteller. Even then, I might have watched it if the cyberpunk aesthetic was pretty enough.

However, in my view, proceeding to cast Scarlett Johansson as the main character is nothing short of a disgrace. In the end, that is the reason why I am choosing to not watch the film. Now, hang onto your hat, anon, this is going to be a long ride under the cut:

Keep reading

theguardian.com
The real Q is a woman, British chief spy reveals
Sir Alex Younger, speaking at Women in IT Awards, says James Bond films give MI6 a global profile – but their stereotypes are not entirely accurate
By Ewen MacAskill

Although she was not identified by name, MI6’s head of operational technology is a woman. This news came as part of a keynote speech that MI6’s chief, Alex Younger, gave to a group of women in technology, encouraging them to join the agency:

“If any of you would like to join us … the real-life Q is looking forward to meeting you and I’m pleased to report that the real-life Q is a woman.”

I would not be bothered by anti sjm blogs if they

-talked about other books that have the same issues as sarah’s. or, talked about the ya publishing industry in general and how it can be improved

-actively promoted books by women of color and LGBTQ authors and ownvoices. because it’s probably more important to promote these authors than it is to tear a white author down for her lack of diversity. im all for criticism and have written some of it myself but i also recommend and talk about books by authors who belong to marginalized groups or books that feature marginalized ppl. 

-acknowledged how important the narratives of abuse and recovery that are in both ToG and ACOTAR are

-acknowledged how important the representation of recovery from PTSD is to readers who have experienced trauma

-acknowledged how important it is to have positive representations of sex workers

-acknowledged how important it is to have books that feature female friendship as the driving force

-acknowledged how great it is that acotar and acomaf deal with the issue of male rape victims and the sexual objectification of men

-didn’t treat fans of sarah’s books as if they are somehow racist or support abuse because they read these books. 

-that last point annoys me in particular because so many victims of abuse take comfort in feyre’s narrative and these anti sjm blogs will just scream YOU SUPPORT ABUSE. but lol, no we don’t. 

-didn’t sound like a cacophony of screeching baby pterodactyls incapable of listening to reason 

-made constructive arguments

-acknowledged that not every book is capable of doing all the work that you want it to

-realized that you can still enjoy a book and also have some negative things to say about it. 

-understood the concept that people are allowed to enjoy things regardless of if tumblr rhetoric labels it “problematic”

anonymous asked:

ok then how about top 10 best girl character in super sentai and kamen rider

Oooo that’s a good one!  Let me take a shot at this.  Mind you, this is only my opinion and I am going to set some ground rules.  I won’t be including anyone from Kamen Rider Ex-Aid or Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger, those shows are still airing and could make certain characters better or utterly torpedo them by the end.  I want to only include characters from completed TV shows so I can judge them by their entire arc.

I am also going to take girl to just mean any female character, as I don’t want to limit the list to those under the age of majority. I am also limiting this to one character per entry, so no doubling up on characters from Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger for example.

So, let’s get started!

10. Bandora from Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger

There is a reason Machiko Soga is a legend in the tokusatsu community.  For those of us in the West, her most famous role would be as Bandora from the 1992 entry in the Super Sentai franchise.  She embodied the chaotic, capricious witch with a hate on for the Dinosaurs and children in general.  Yet, she was a pretty chill boss to work for; handing out rewards for success, not punishing her underlings for failure and even having massive song and dance sessions when things were going good.  Heck, were she not determined to wipe out humanity, she’d be the perfect boss!

9. Yoko Minato/Kamen Rider Marika from Kamen Rider Gaim

Loyal to the Yggdrasil company (or at least to Ryouma) Minato is one of the characters that kept me watching Kamen Rider Gaim to the end.  Her backstory was even expanded upon in the later V-Cinema releases which made her even more interesting. She started out a spy specializing in corporate espionage but was caught and, instead of being arrested and prosecuted, hired by her intended target to work for them instead. What’s even better is she got some great character moments in the recent Kamen Sentai Gorider special that really cemented her as one of my favorites. Sadly, as with a lot of female Riders, she got killed.

8. Kiriko Shijima from Kamen Rider Drive

Kiriko is probably my poster woman for the trope of how women get screwed out of being Kamen Riders.  They had to make up some arbitrary story reason why she couldn’t use the Drive Driver. Still, she was a tough police officer who often had to keep Shinnosuke in line at first and later taught a robot how to love which brought him back to the side of good.  She later got sidelined and turned into ‘the girlfriend’ or she would place higher on this list. Maybe she was lucky not to be a Rider because with female Riders you either never get to be one or you die before the end of the series.

7. Megumi Misaki from Choujuu Sentai Liveman

Megumi/Blue Dolphin is the only female member of the Liveman team and acts as something of a second in command behind Yuusuke/Red Falcon. She sometimes questions his plans and strategies, leading him to come up with better ones.  She is a marine biologist by study though she is also very skilled at archery, swimming and bicycling. Of all of her team, she is the most collected and caring, even wanting to help her former friends who betrayed the human race in favor of the Brain Army Volt and occasionally a monster of the week or two. 

6.  Yuriko Misaki/Electro-Wave Human Tackle

The absolute closest any character came to being a female Kamen Rider in the Showa Era was Yuriko from 1975′s Kamen Rider Stronger. Like her male counterpart, she was remodeled by the evil Black Satan organization but freed when Kamen Rider Stronger left their employ.  Together, they became a force for justice, battling the very organization that had created them in true Kamen Rider tradition. She was also Shigeru/Stronger’s love interest and closest confidant before her death saving him from being poisoned, starting the trend of powered heroines in Kamen Rider dying.

5. Rei Tachibana from Kagaku Sentai Dynaman

One of the central characters in her series, I think Rei got more focus episodes and character bits than any other member of her team, including Dyna Red!  I have a feeling this had to do with her actress, Sayoko Hagiwara, being that darn good at her job that the writers wanted to give her more and more to do. She’s a scientific genius. inventor and animal lover (aside from cats) who cannot stand the evils of the Evilution Empire and seeks to rid the world of their vicious misuse of science and diabolical sorcery. She’s also amazing in hand to hand combat and an expert fencer!  Man, she’s great!

4. Ahim De Famille from Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger

She may be a space Princess from a dead world but Ahim De Famille is no shrinking violet or pampered layabout.  She is the voice of moderation for the Gokaiger team, the one to negotiate with friends and win over those who might be hesitant to deal with pirates.  She’s also something of the big sister to everyone else, the one her friends can come to when things are going bad for advice or consolation. She can talk a kidnapper out of his plans one minute and kick the crap out of a foe in a floofy dress the next.  She may have started as a Princess but she is now a pirate through and through, just a kinder, gentler pirate than most.

3. Mele from Jyuken Sentai Gekiranger

One of the most well developed female antagonists in the history of Super Sentai, Mele was the second in command of the forces of Rin Jyuken Aku Gata in the 2007 series.  She was also undead, having been brought back to life by Rio as part of his army of evil.  She died many years ago in the first battle between the two opposing schools of Jyuken.  Though not truly alive, she is in love with the man who brought her back and would do or give anything for him. This love and devotion eventually leads her (and in some ways Rio) away from the path of villainy and two die for good as heroes protecting the world for an even greater evil than they could have ever been.

2. Peggy Matsuyama from Himitsu Sentai Goranger

The original Pink heroine, Peggy Matsuyama a.k.a. Momoranger is just amazing.  Not only is she the first Sentai heroine, she’s still among the best, holding her own with her male counterparts and then some.  She is an explosives expert and build the team’s main finishing weapon, the Goranger Storm. She also has grenades for earrings and is an expert at hand to hand combat. She is so much more than what most women were allowed to be in tokusatsu at the time and even when captured, she’d be more likely to rescue herself or give her captors a hard time than rely on anyone to rescue her.

1. Tsuruhime from Ninja Sentai Kakuranger

I am not even going to try and hide my bias here.  I LOVE Tsuruhime.  She’s one of the best characters to ever have a lead role in a Super Sentai series.  She was also the very first female leader of a Sentai team (later to be joined by Yuri/Time Pink from Mirai Sentai Timeranger). Competent, skilled and the most serious-minded member of her team, Tsuruhime had the unenviable position of trying to keep her self-interested, easily distracted and sometimes incompetent teammates together to stop the Youkai Army Corps.  Sure, they eventually got better and all grew as people but most of that is due to Tsuruhime keeping them on mission.  She also has her own drama to deal with, especially with her Father apparently joining up with the Youkai!

I know this list is a little Sentai heavy but it’s really hard to find female characters in Kamen Rider with as meaty roles as their team-based counterparts.  As said earlier, they are either denied the powered heroic roles or killed off by the end.  I really, really hope that Kamen Rider Ex-Aid can beat that trend!

Little Unnoticed Danger Days Things

1. The album was produced by two different record companies, one being Better Living Industries Music (BMI). You can actually see the smiley face logo on the side of the CD case.

2. Frank did the cover art for the album (but I’m not sure if that means he designed the spider or took the photo of the desert).

3. Bob helped to write the songs “Na Na Na,” “Bulletproof Heart,” “The Only Hope For Me Is You,” “Party Poison,” and “Save Yourself, I’ll Hold Them Back.”

4. Steve Righ?’s actual name is Steve Montano.

5. Even if you buy the CD today, there will still be a little paper inside that gives you a special code for 10% off all Danger Days shirts and bracelets (offer expired 11/22/2012). If you flip it over, you will find Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge, Life On The Murder Scene, The Black Parade, and The Black Parade Is Dead! are still available.

6. Burns caused by radiation is known as Flash Rash.

7. If you look on BLI’s file for Girl in Chapter 4 of the comics, there are pictures of Jet-Star, Kobra Kid, and Fun Ghoul. They all have their masks on, with red X marks over their pictures. Next to Ghoul is a picture of Dr. D, also with a red X. Beside that is an enlarged picture of Cherri Cola, with a red question mark over his face. There is no picture of Party Poison.

8. Party didn’t die immediately when Korse shot him. He had enough time to tell Girl to run.

9. Concerts in the Zones happen in a place called The Pit.

10. Other killjoy bands are: AKA Loretta and Richard Ai Yai Yai.

11. The Director is apparently BDSM.

12. Recently deceased bodies can be turned into Dracs if they didn’t suffer too much physical damage.

13. The killjoys were exterminated in 2027.

14. The Analog Wars occurred from 2014-2019, during which time Better Living Industries believed Girl’s mother had been killed. Instead, she was turned into a Drac.

15. No one knows who Girl’s father is.

16. Plus is only allowed because it’s administered to non-human androids and BLI gets a great profit margin off of it.

17. BLI refers to brainwashing a person so completely that they have no personality as “Bleaching.”

18. Girl’s cat had tracking/surveillance tech implanted into it in 2028, which suggests that she had the cat prior to the Fab Four’s deaths. It’s possible BLI caught the cat while it was roaming long enough for them to modify it.

19. A year has gone by since the death of the Fab Four in the comics, which means it is 2028.

20. Contrary to popular belief, the female killjoy seen driving the van in “SING” is not Cherri Cola, but a woman named DJ Hot Chimp.

21. The Drac whose face is revealed in “SING” by Party was played by the lead singer of Mindless Self Indulgence, Jimmy Urine.

22. The Director has an aesthetic for drinking bleach.

Mikasa as an (unofficial) member of No Name!

Hey NBs, esp anyone who’s a multi-gender type: do you ever feel like you’re not allowed to ID as NB unless you spend like…a Minimum Percentage of your time as each gender in your constellation?

Semi related gender question for all NBs, do or did you feel like you can’t come out officially until you’ve managed to wrestle your gender to the ground and staple a label to its stupid face?

I Shit You Not....

Go to the gym and witness this at the door…
Guy 1: you ready bro?
Guy 2: yeah bro!
Guy 1: You Ready Bro?
Guy 2: Yeah!
Guy 1: YOU READY BRO?
Guy 2: YEAH!!
Guy 1: LETS DO THIS!!
Guy 2: YEAHHHHHHH!!!!
Chest bump each other and run Into gym… Keep the drive alive lads :’)

Soul Mates!

DISCLAIMER: This is a soulmate AU where when you turn 21 you can hear the song your soulmate(s) has stuck in their head. By no means did I come up with this idea, and another person already made a fic like this. This is not a recreation of theirs because I have a whole new plot, and I changed it so when you turn 18 because that’s kind of a legal age in America. I DID NOT COPY THEIRS.

Paring: Poly!Hamilsquad x reader (better if female but it doesn’t matter.)

Readers POV

Two more days. Two more days until I find my soulmate. Although, I really hope that I get more than one. I have so much love and attention to give and I want to receive that much love and attention from my soulmates.

Call me an attention whore, but at least I give back. I didn’t care what gender they were, no matter how much my father suppressed me. I didn’t care what race they were either. I mean, as long as they loved me and understood me, and I loved them then all was well.

I knew my best friend

, Alexander, was looking for his. He turned 18 yesterday. “Hey Alexander.” I smiled as he walked through my door. “Remember when people knew how to knock?” I asked him. “I liVE HERE WOMAN.” He told me. “Ah,” I looked around the apartment. “So you do.” I say, still looking around. “And you live here too.” He says with no expression. “I do?!” I say like I’ve never heard of such things. “Getting real tired of your shit.” He laughed, making it so he was kidding. “And this Melanie Martinez- ah!” He groaned. Currently I was thinking about ‘Training Wheels’ by Melanie Martinez. It was probably just coincidence. “What happened?” I asked, lightly worried. “Another song just hit.” He groaned. “Aren’t you poly?” I said. “Yeah but I wish it wasn’t so loud.” He rolled his eyes. “Now it’s Halsey. This, most likely a female, woman is driving me insane. Not that I don’t like Halsey.” He lightly laughed. “Which song.” I demanded. “There’s no use crying about it, I’m heading straight for the castle. Castle. By Halsey.” He sang. “Weird. I’m thinking about that one too.” I laughed it off, but Alexander thought about it. “Sometimes I hate this system. I mean, sometimes people get their soulmates song, or they get a tattoo of their soulmates name. Or both.” He groaned, clutching his arm. He lifted up his sweatshirts sleeve on his right arm. John Hercules Lafayette Those were the names listed on his arm. “Wow. Looks like you got your wish.” I laughed, but truly I thought they were lucky. I had a crush on Alexander. I know it’s kinda late in my narrative but I thought it’s now or never. I sighed. “Are you, okay?” He asked me, noticing my expression. “Hmm? Yeah. I’m fine.” I lied. “How lucky am I to get my friends.” He smiled. I smiled with him. Devastated? Kinda. But I’d be happy. For him. ~~Two days later~~ Alexander met up with his soulmates, but I always felt like I was just in the way. So I left to my room. A burning sensation erupted on my hip. I pulled my pajama pants down a bit to see who would be mine. Four songs crashed in my head, over lapping and changing each other. I never got to look at the names. I wasn’t exactly looking forward to seeing who was my soul mate. I rubbed my head, getting out of my bed. I shuffled across the hall to my bathroom. It being 10 am, I expected their to be Alexander and his soulmates. They were here. For what it was worth, I downed an aspirin. Okay two. I opened the door to go back to bed. All I wanted to do was sleep. Sleep for days. But, Alexander stood in my way. “What do you want.” I grumbled, rolling my eyes. “You.” He plainly stated. “But I’m not your-” I started, but was cut off my Alexander shoving my waist and down. “Hey!” I shouted in protest. Until I saw those names. Alexander John Hercules Lafayette I smiled. “So I don’t have to sleep for days! Or watch my best friend be happy while I’m here stuck with whoever I got instead of you and John and herc-” I rambled. “Is that why you’ve been distant? You liked me?” He smiled. “Liked?? Psh? Me? No???” I tried to blow it off, but Alexander read me like he reads the constitution. “Because I liked you too~” He smiles, kissing me. “Aww,” and other variations come from outside Alexander. “I never formally introduced myself. I’m-” I start, introducing myself. “We already know everything about you.” John says, rolling his eyes. “Perfect,” Laf mimics Alexander. “Smart.” John says. “Extraordinary.” Hercules uses vast hand motions. Alexander blushes. I laughed. “Okay so that explains the light Halsey, Melanie Martinez, and Lady Gaga playing in and out yesterday.” John says, smiling. “Don’t forget the Lana Del Rey.” Laf smiled. “Is that all you listen too?” Alexander asks. “Well I’m sorry if I like songs like that.” I crossed my arms, smiling. “Is all you listen to Ed Sheeran?” I blurt out, even though I love Ed Sheeran. “Well I’m sorry if I like his songs.” Laf defends. “And who is thinking about Taylor Swift?” Alexander asks. “Sorry.” Hercules, the last one I would’ve thought of, says apologetically. “Shocking.” I say. “Alright enough of-” I start to say but get cut off by John. “Private show. Brittney spears. Probably you.” He says in butchered sentences. I blush from embarrassment. “Fun fact: She used to be a stripper.” Alexander states, looking at me. “Alexander!” I yell. “What?!” Everyone is shocked. “My dad wouldn’t give me money so what else was I supposed to do? Wash dishes and butcher my nails? No thank you.” I say. “Now, if you don’t mind, I’m going back to bed.” I push my way through the boys and into my room. “Can we come?” I hear through the door. I sigh. “You sure?” I ask. A chorus of ‘yes’ and 'yes please.’ Echo. “Whoever said 'yes please’ can lay next to me because they have good manners.” I say and I hear John yell 'yes’. —- A/N: there will definitely be a part two because 1) it was so short and 2) because I loved this one. Possibly a part three if it goes well. Thanks for reading~ ~A

“I want to watch man to man so bad bc park hae Jin looks so hot and the plot looks pretty funny but THE MAIN GIRL IS GETTING ON MY NERVES. Her character was annoying but her haircut was seriously hurting my eyes and (usually don’t really look at the looks but) her face is just not one of the prettier looking ones. Everything about her just gets on my nerves and the fact that she’s the female lead is literally driving me insane.”

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Women’s Appreciation Week. Day Two: Favorite Female Drive Show/FilmSister Act

See, people like going to theaters, and they like going to casinos, but they don’t like coming to church. Why? Because it’s a drag. But we could change all that, see? We could pack this joint.