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anonymous asked:

I don't know if you're still interested in the Teenage Mecha Ninja Turtles short (but if you aren't, feel free to ignore this message), but I noticed that the children are also named after more contemporary artists that relate to their heritage. Frida = Frida Kahlo, Basque = Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kusama = Yayoi Kusama, Jackson = Jackson Pollock. As an art major who barely passed art history, I got all giddy for recognizing the names! Thought this might be fun to share!

holy shit the artist symbolism goes deeper

i’m kicking myself, that’s so great??? like i didn’t even know that stuff (art history was never my strong point, i was more the sort to do whatever the fuck i wanted in class and BS my way through everything else because **~art is interpretive~**), but i’m so pumped that it’s a thing!!

i’m so happy the creators of that short put so much thought into their work- the continuation of the artist names thing is really quite sweet, and shows how much they loved the story idea, (i love it even more now omg) not to mention that it states the races of each kid, which makes me even happier as a fan-writer. so much possibility, now that i’ve got canon info.

so yeah much thanks to you anon, i can work with so much more depth now that i’ve got this info. plus add jokes about fate since all the kids have artist names despite not being related (that we yet know)

Asians in Hollywood: TV Renewed/Cancelled/Pick Up Masterlist

This list will be consistently updated until the status of TV shows starring Asians have been determined (also if we missed anything, please send us a message and we’ll add it asap).

ABC:

Renewed

  • American Housewife - Starring Ali Wong
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Starring Chloe Bennet and Ming-Na Wen
  • Fresh Off the Boat - Starring Constance Wu, Randall Park, Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler, Ian Chen, and Lucille Soong
  • Modern Family (2 seasons renewal) - Starring Aubrey Anderson-Emmons
  • Designated Survival - Starring Maggie Q and Kal Penn

Cancelled

  • Dr. Ken - Starring Ken Jeong, Suzy Nakamura Albert Tsai, Krista Marie Yu

Picked Up

  • Start Up - Starring Tiya Sircar
  • Inhumans - Starring Mike Moh and Ken Leung
  • Deception - Starring Justin Chon
  • Splitting Up Together - Starring Bobby Lee and Kelsey Asbille (aka Kelsey Chow)

Unknown

  • Quantico - Starring Priyanka Chopra and Yasmine Al Massri

CBS:

Renewed

  • The Big Bang Theory - Starring Kunal Nayyar
  • Hawaii Five-O - Starring Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park, Masi Oka

Cancelled

  • 2 Broke Girls - Starring Matthew Moy

Unknown

  • Elementary - Starring Lucy Liu
  • Pure Genius - Starring Brenda Song

The CW

Renewed

  • The 100 - Starring Bob Morley and Christopher Larkin
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - Starring Vincent Rodriguez III
  • iZombie - Starring Rahul Kohli
  • The Originals - Starring Charles Michael Davis
  • Riverdale - Starring Charles Melton (will be replacing Ross Butler in season 2)

Fox:

Cancelled

  • Pitch - Starring Mark Paul-Gosselaar and Tim Jo

Picked Up

  • The Gifted - Starring Jamie Chung

Unknown

  • New Girl - Starring Hannah Simone

NBC:

Renewed

  • Chicago Med - Starring Brian Tee
  • The Good Place - Starring Jameela Jamil and Manny Jacinto
  • Superstore - Starring Nichole Bloom and Nico Santos

Cancelled

  • Powerless - Starring Vanessa Hudgens and Danny Pudi

Picked Up

  • Reverie - Starring Sarah Shahi, Sendhil Ramamurthy, and Jessica Lu

Central Asian Bronze Sword, 1200-800 BC

From the Caspian Sea region. A unique bronze short sword with double terminals that look like budding long-petaled flowers, a very rare style. This weapon does not bear marks of having been repeatedly sharpened for use so it was probably made specifically to accompany a warrior in death as grave goods.

The area around the Caspian Sea, particularly on its southeast coast, and into modern day Iran, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and Baluchistan (western Pakistan), was a cultural hotbed during this time period. The map of archaeological finds from there is studded with urban centers, large burial mounds, and technological and metallurgical innovation - especially in the production of amazing bronze artifacts, probably with influence from the innovative bronze (and later iron) artisans in Luristan (modern day northwestern Iran). People - both men and women - went to their graves with beautiful, well-made weapons like this one that were more than likely a sign of high status.