genre: sci fi

You know what? I really wish people were as hyped about Sonequa Martin-Green being the first Black woman to lead in a Star Trek series as they are about the D*ctor Wh* casting. But then again, most feminists don’t care about non-White women so it’s to be expected that most of you guys don’t care about the fact that she’s making history too. And when you factor in Michelle Yeoh, you get it doubly so. Last time I checked, this is a pretty big deal for the sci-fi genre too. 

What’s strange, to me, is people thinking that the D*ctor Wh* casting gives hope to all little girls when we know that’s not true. This issue is just so very layered and complex, but there is something particularly troubling about the fact that people think a White woman should be the symbol all little girls should look up to, regardless of their race. It’s so very arrogant to believe that little non-White girls will be represented by this woman that looks nothing like them. It’s very arrogant to think that little non-White girls should look up to the new Doctor as their new hero, especially knowing this casting is only a win for White women and White women only.


Afro-Futurism In Music

Sun Ra- Space Is The Place

Parliament Funkadelic- Mothership Connection

Outkast- ATliens

Deltron 3030- Event

Kode9 & Spaceape- Memories Of The Future

Janelle Monae- The Archandroid

TheeSatisfaction- Earthee

Clipping- Splendor And Misery

Shabazz Palaces- Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star

Shabazz Palaces- Quazarz: Vs The Jealous Machines

listen don’t get me wrong i love epic fantasy and sci-fi but it is very very important to me that we get fantasy & sci-fi on a smaller scale as well. i’m tired of reading about the Special Person Who Will Save The World. that’s not relateable. i want to hear more stories about bit players on the world stage! a traveling theatre troupe of goblins struggling to write a new play, two rival families of smugglers living on the same space station transport hub, a rom-com about a young hedge witch, a coming-of-age story about a dryad

give me more weird clever small stories

T E C H . v . M A G I C
futuristic hogwarts;

“We Slytherins are brave, yes, but not stupid. For instance, given the choice, we will always choose to save our own necks.” 

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

gryffindor || slytherin || hufflepuff || ravenclaw

m o r e . a e s t h e  t i c s

today is a sacred day, the day of our lord and saviour Mary Shelley’s birth: so, in celebration, i want you to think to yourself ‘WWMSD?’ (what would mary shelley do) and try to emulate her perfection. here are some ideas:

1) have a crisis about the god-like advances of modern science.

2) make out (or preferably, have sex) on a dead relatives grave. 

3) or carry around your husbands head in a velvet bag. 

4) create the sci-fi genre cause you were bored of listening to your husband and his boyfriend have sex.

5) be like, super goth. invent goth.


Kati Kati(2016) directed by Mbithi Masya

“Bereft of earthly memories, a new arrival in the afterlife struggles to recover the past, in this poetic fantasy that offers a dark reflection on personal atonement in the shadow of Kenya’s violent past

Imagine waking up one day in a barren wasteland. Amnesia leaves you clueless as to your whereabouts, your identity, and how you arrived. A small group of strangers welcomes you to a nearby oasis resort, and they reveal to you the nature of this new reality. You are dead. And this is the afterlife. This is what happens to Kaleche (Nyokabi Gethaiga) in the enigmatic opening sequence of Kati Kati, writer-director Mbithi Masya’s poetic first feature film.

Kaleche is a new arrival with no recollection of her life or death. A dozen other young Kenyans are all caught in the same eerie dormant state. They want for nothing; they simply write down whatever their heart desires and it appears at their bedside the next morning.

The group’s unofficial leader is Thoma (Elsaphan Njora), who is passionate about helping the dead remember and reconcile with their fragmented pasts. But Kaleche’s presence triggers a transformation in Thoma. Their mutual enchantment with each other unearths a sinister secret of his, forcing him to confront his own denial and pain.

Masya is one third of the alternative house-funk trio Just a Band, and his musical background clearly informs the film’s lyrical rhythms — to say nothing of the way the script by Masya and co-writer Mugambi Nthiga crescendoes to a climax. With echoes of Wings of Desire and After Life, Kati Kati offers a dark reflection on personal atonement in the shadow of Kenya’s past.”

     Humans, what can I say about the humans? I suppose I should start from the beginning, when the first war with the human confederacy broke out I was a young officer. I had just been given command of a small scout-class ship with a crew of only a few dozen, but oh I loved her. In the first few weeks of the war I was called to the front lines to help patrol the border. When I arrived at my station at Sigma one battle had begun. The humans had warped a Dreadnought-class warship right into our space. they were doomed from the start, we had ten Destroyer-class and a Carrier plus a dozen other scout ships all under the command of Alteric hero of the Baternian rebellion three cycles earlier. The humans did not hail the fleet, they opened fire just as they dropped out of warp. They caught the fleet off guard and destroyed three destroyers before anyone could react and disabled another. Those Dreadnoughts were the most impressive ships I’d ever heard off, not only were they armed with twenty LASER batteries, fifteen Scatter-shot Guns, three high powered Rail-guns, countless missile ports, turrets, and the most powerful shielding system ever mass-produced, but they also had twelve TAC hangars that could each launch more fighters and drones in a minute than our carriers could carry. The only weakness of the Dreadnoughts was their weak reactor hull, if you could get one well placed shot through those shields the reactor would go critical, And after three hours and nearly our whole Garrison dead we hit them. We had them surrounded and were preparing to take on prisoners When they, reactor failing and Guns blazing, charged Our Carrier. Our surviving ships were stunned. When the Dreadnought hit the Carrier both ships launched all their escape pods launched and both reactors went critical, the ensuing explosion irradiated the area to such a degree that the sigma quadrant is still being scrubbed 50 cycles later. The surviving ships large enough to hold prisoners began gathering human escape pods, the pods wouldn’t open until they had all been picked up, at which point they opened to reveal human marines, who opened fire and rushed the control room, they commandeered the only remaining Destroyer and a trade Freighter we had out-fitted with a LASER battery and a torpedo tube they managed to drag the battle out for another half-hour before we finally killed the last of them. I was the only commander to escape with my ships long range communications intact and when I turned them we were bombarded with S.O.S. signals from across the frontier, the humans sacrificed twenty ships to weaken our fleet and distract us so they could use their main fleet to threaten our core. in the end the humans captured a Quarter of the empire and in the treaty gained exclusive exploration rights to the small Magellanic cloud. They haven’t contacted us since the treaty was signed. I think they waged the war simply to gain the rights to the Magellanic cloud and to Prove their military dominance, and that’s why I’m speaking to this council today, to remind all here to leave the humans be lest they make us their slave race or drive us to extinction.


Ahsoka Tano's Theme (mix)
Kevin Kiner
Ahsoka Tano's Theme (mix)

Ahsoka Tano’s Theme (mix) - Kevin Kiner - Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Ahsoka’s theme is one of the themes that stands out in the Clone Wars for me, so I wanted to make a compilation of all the instances her theme shows up in the soundtracks, from standalone themes to the times it’s smack-dab in the middle of a battle. As the series goes on, her theme goes from warm and innocent, and gets darker and more fragmented, which this little compilation reflects. These are all the instances of her theme that I could find on the soundtracks.

I might as well submit a picture of all my villain-ish characters drinking, eheh. From left to right, they’re Wisp, Stephan, Pillow, Spi, Steven, Zara, and Kiiroi!

meg: i already told you this but i love them!!!!!!!!!!!! they are so unique and individual, i love steven and zara and kiiroi the best omg!!!!!!! i cant wait to see more about them!!!!


Favorite Recent Science Fiction Films:

Snowpiercer - brilliant dark dystopian class struggle on a train

Jupiter Ascending - ridiculous wonderful space opera fantasy

Chappie - robot coming of age story among South African gangsters

Ex Machina - tight psychological A.I. thriller

Mad Max: Fury Road - two hour dieselpunk car chase built on female solidarity and explosions


Abravokhan scout team. South Africa. Year: 1827

This scout team was sent for prep and maintenance of a star gate buried in what is present day Mdeni, in South Africa.

One thing the Abravokhan empire did not expect, was the technological advances that there siblings on Earth would accomplish.
On the cusp of time travel in the late 1960’s and actively time traveling by 2015, earth natives had went back to locate the star gate. Which was confiscated, disassembled and reverse engineered. Leading to technological break throughs that led to such technology as particle smashers. To this day the scout team remains on earth as a Reconnaissance and security outfit
For the 30+ Abravokhan spies scientists and delegates who have been operating on earth since the year 1734.

Art by: Robert Chew

anonymous asked:

So I'm writing a futuristic world with mythological creatures and characters with backgrounds from all over the world. Is this too much to put into a single novel? I'm still developing my plot so not everything has to do with it so would it be a better idea to cut some parts out? I want to put all this in but I feel like it isn't too realistic...

Hi, darling!  Thanks for asking :)

I don’t think this is too much for a novel at all!  It can become overwhelming if you don’t handle it right, though.  You’ll have to test it out in the outline and first draft to really get an idea of how it’ll work.

First off, you’re going to want to create a basic outline – try to do it from memory, rather than listing out all your ideas and making sure to include them all.  Anything you forget to include, anything you can’t find a place for, or anything that feels unfitting, you might want to remove.  This keeps it from being a bundle of ideas instead of one story.

Then I’d just head into the first draft and see how things feel.  If at any point you feel like you’re infodumping or trying too hard to make something fit, take that aspect and change/remove it.  Think of it like you’ve got the edges of a puzzle in place, and you’re left with 100 pieces where only 50 will fit.  Just work from what you know, fit what you can – and when you find something that doesn’t work, don’t be afraid to throw it out.

A good method of knowing what to keep and what to let go: think about how it relates to the plot and the characters.  If a piece of worldbuilding doesn’t:

  1. affect the plot
  2. tell us something about the characters
  3. entertain us and endear us to your world

then it’s excessive.

That’s all I can really tell you without knowing/reading the story!  I hope this helps :)  If you need more help, the inbox should be open soon.

– Mod Joanna ♥️

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