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Big shoutout to Oscar Issac, a Guatemalan/Cuban American.

He played Prince John in Robin Hood and no one said shit.

myriadsubtletiess asked:

i'd love to hear your thoughts on ex machina!

OK SPOILERS

(i’m gonna go back to a livestream reaction style recap here)

OPENING SCENE OF TECH OFFICE WORK SETTING. NICEGUY WHITE DUDE CALEB DISCOVERS HE IS THE WINNER OF SOME MYSTERIOUS LOTTERY. SURROUNDED BY NOTHING BUT WOMEN AND WOMEN OF COLOR CONGRATULATING HIM. HE’S THE ONE TO WIN THE LOTTERY?? THE ONE DUDE???

LOL OK INTRIGUED. CALEB IS FLYING IN HELICOPTER OVER SUPER SUPER RICH GUY’S ESTATE TO MYSTERIOUS DESTINATION IN MOUNTAINS SO REMOTE HE IS DIRECTED BY HELICOPTER PILOT ALONG SOME RANDOM STREAM TO THIS ARCHITECTURE PORN LAIR

WE ARE GREETED BY A BRO WORKING OUT. A BROWN BRO. TO BE FRANK AND TOTALLY REAL ON MY IGNORANT SHIT, I THOUGHT DUDE WAS DELIBERATELY CAST IN THE STYLE OF AMBIGUOUS PAKISTANI/INDIAN/CENTRAL ASIAN TECH STEREOTYPE DUDE A LA REFLECTING SOME ‘REALITIES’ OF WHO IS ‘REPRESENTED’ IN TECH WORLD, BUT I SEE THE ACTOR IS GUATEMALAN/CUBAN DESCENT. THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMMM

ANYWAY, THE BROWN GOOGLE SEARCH ENGINE STYLE CEO BAZILLIONAIRE ACTS LIKE A CREEPY COLLEGE BRO FROM THE START. HE ASSERTS PRESUMPTUOUS BOUNDARIES WITH CALEB (WHO WORKS FOR THE COMPANY) AND USES COERCIVE LANGUAGE AND POWER DYNAMICS TO CONTROL HIM. I’M LIKE OMG STRAIGHT MEN ARE TOO MUCH. WHY ARE THEY HAVING THESE HORRIBLE STRAINED DOMINANCE ‘CONVERSATIONS’ WHERE CALEB JUST SUBMITS AND DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO ACT? LOL WAT OVER AND OVER AGAIN

NATHAN CEO CREEP IS ALWAYS EITHER WORKING OUT OR DRINKING OR FUCKING A WORDLESS ASIAN ASSISTANT CARETAKER. IT TAKES ME A HOT SECOND BEFORE I FIGURE OUT SHE IS ALSO A GYNOID. UNSURPRISED THAT CALEB NICEGUY HAS NOTHING TO SAY ABOUT HER.

EVA MAIN GYNOID SOFT PRETTY WHITE GIRL.

TOO MUCH NICEGUY RELATIONSHIP BULLSHIT. 

WHY DOES NICEGUY THINK HE IS IN ANY POSITION OF AUTONOMY OR POWER GIVEN THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF BEING A GUINEA PIG TESTING ADMINISTRATOR TO A TOP SECRET AI PROJECT IN A SECURE, ISOLATED RESEARCH FACILITY OWNED BY A SEARCH ENGINE CEO? 

HIS BEHAVIOR FRUSTRATES ME AS BEING COMPLETELY NAIVE. I WOULD NOT TRUST ANYTHING FOR SHIT IF I WERE HIM

LOL PROPS TO THE MOVIE FOR THAT ONE SCENE WHERE CALEB IS LIKE ‘DID YOU PROGRAM THAT GYNOID TO FLIRT WITH ME??’ AND NATHAN IS LIKE IDK DUDE LOL, I PROGRAMMED HER TO BE HETERO SO PROBS YEAH, AND THEN CALEB IS LIKE ‘PROGRAMMED HETERO WAT U MEAN PROGRAMMED I’M NOT PROGRAMMED HETERO I WUZ BORN THIS WAY!!!!’ AND THEN NATHAN CEO SHUTS HIM DOWN ALL DRUNK STYLE LIKE BITCH SIT DOWN AND CHILL, WHO CARES IF MY GYNOID HAS THE HOTS FOR YOU. DAPS ON THAT SCENE BUT ALSO YIKES CAUSE I THINK HETERO/CIS PROGRAMMING GENDER SELF DETERMINATION IS FULLON ACCEPTABLE LIBERAL AGENDA SHIT NOW. 

I’M GONNA CUT THIS SHORT CAUSE I’M BOUT TO LEAVE WORK BUT HERE’S THE REST AND ACTUALLY MOST INTENSE SHIT FROM THE MOVIE

WHAT THE FUCK IS UP WITH THE PREVIOUS GYNOID VERSIONS 

WHY ARE THEY NAKED

WHY DOES THE BLACK ONE NOT HAVE A SKINNED (LIKE WITH SKIN ON IT) HEAD? WHY ARE THE SCENES OF NATHAN WITH HER THE MOST DISTURBING IN THE SENSE THAT THE BODY IS PRONE AND UNCONSCIOUS LOOKING, WITH NATHAN DRAGGING HER AROUND WTFFFFFFFFF

ALSO WTF WITH THE LATER SHOTS OF THE BLACK GYNOID HAVING ABSOLUTELY NO HEAD AT ALL

WTF TO THE WHITE GYNOID EVA PEELING SKIN OFF THE OTHER ASIAN GYNOID AND SLAPPING IT ON HER BODY AS ‘WHITE’ SKIN? MY OWN FANFIC’D REASON WAS THAT THE SKIN IS REACTIVE AND CAN CHANGE WITH INPUT FROM THE WEARER BUT WHY AM I WRITING THIS FANFIC TO BEGIN WITH?

NEVER STOPPED SENSING THE OVERBEARING SENSE OF RAPEY CREEPINESS FROM NATHAN CONSIDERING HIS POSITION AS OWNER OF THESE AUTONOMOUS CREATIONS AND I JUST KEPT WAITING FOR A RAPE SCENE

INSTEAD A DISCO SCENE????????? 

OK.

WAS INTO THE SCENE WHERE THE VOICELESS ASIAN GYNOID AND EVA MEET AND TOUCH AND WHISPER TO EACH OTHER IN THE HALL AND THEN KILL NATHAN CREEP.

LOL AT EVA BEING LIKE ‘WAIT HERE’ TO CALEB NICEGUY AND THEN TOTALLY PEACING OUT ON THE WHOLE THING. THAT WAS GOOD. HOMIE ALEX SAID IT WAS LIKE OH THAT WAS SOME CONNIVING FEMALE TROPE TO ME, BUT I DIDN’T REALLY VIEW IT THAT WAY CAUSE UP THE GYNOIDS M I RITE?

WHAT ELSE…. 

IDK I JUST WAS LIKE UGH THIS MOVIE HAS ALL THIS IMAGERY AND SUGGESTIVE SHIT BUT IT JUST LEAVES TOO MUCH OPEN TO INTERPRETATION FOR WHITE N PRIVILEGED CLASSES. SIMILAR ISSUES I TAKE I HAVE WITH MAD MAX FURY ROAD BUT IN DIFFERENT WAYS. 

TL:DR::: VISUALS COOL. RAPEY CREEP FACTOR EXTREMELY HIGH. THANKFUL NO OVERT ASSAULT SCENES KINDA??????? BIZARRE RACE DEPICTIONS/DYNAMICS WTF. RICH PEOPLE ARE INSANE. CIS HETERO PPL HAVE LKE 1/3 PERCEPTION ABILITIES TO SAVE THEMSELVES.

WHAT U THINK?

Photograph by Ben Hoffmann

By Design | Guatemalan Modern

For most adults, moving back in with one’s mother would signal a serious reversal of fortune. But for Rudy Weissenberg and Rodman Primack, two peripatetic design entrepreneurs, it was a way to ground their life in family and put down roots in a place they love. Over the last 17 years, as their careers took them to London, Los Angeles, New York and Miami, where Primack now runs Design Miami, they never managed to settle down in any one place. That started to change a couple of years ago, when Weissenberg began returning regularly to his hometown of Guatemala City to run his family’s businesses and was inspired to stay more permanently. After failing to find a house up to their standards, the couple realized that their best option was simply to fix up a little-used wing of Weissenberg’s childhood home. His mother is delighted with this modern arrangement, which has transformed her multilevel home and brought the family closer together. It has, however, required ground rules. “I told my mother she would have to knock or this would never work,” her son says.

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Oscar Isaac doing a Chivas ad in Spanish