i am curious (black)

Confession: I am curious as to why it seems like the black men with money like Kanye West, Lil Wayne, A$ap Rocky. are so openly ignorant about how they are viewed in white America. I don’t see black women being this ignorant that have the same or equal amount of money. Like are they a special stupid or because we are double minority its easier to notice. or are they not asking us.


I guess we should be happy DC editors gave Lois Lane one Millennium Edition issue. Three stories about typical Lois archetypes – competition for Kal, marrying Kal, being taught a lesson by Kal, etc. 

My picks for the best Lois over the decades? Schaffenberger’s Bizarro Flash intro. Or…Lois ditches Kal and joins the women’s movement in 1968. Or…if they had any guts, they should own the well-intentioned but ultimately flawed effort that is ‘I Am Curious Black.’ But no one asked me!

anonymous asked:

Do you imagine Hermione as Caucasian, black, or mixed? I am always curious to see how others see her.

lol to be 100% candid with you Anon I am not the world’s most visual person. (That is actually a huge understatement. I have the poorest facial recognition of anyone I know.) I mostly identify people in writing by their gestures or habits, or by indications in their dialogue. But if I had to answer this question, I honestly see her like this:

Yeah, so, obviously I’ve been a fan longer than the movies have been out, and this is apparently how they started portraying her in merchandise until Emma Watson started playing her. Crazy, right?

Anyway, I tend to describe her as having olive skin, freckles around the eyes, golden features; I emphasize things that glimmer and glow in the sun because that plays into how I characterize her. I’m super down with POC Hermione, though. I don’t love the way Joanne defended her casting decision (I’d have gone for something more like “okay, canon obviously indicates that I wrote her to be light-skinned, but good acting is good acting and being white isn’t at all important to who she is” vs “LOOK, BUSHY HAIR, SEE??!”) but I truly love the way people have come to portray her, however it is that they do it (and @upthehillart‘s POC Harry is a goddamn panty dropper so honestly thank god for more visually creative people)

anonymous asked:

I have a real legitimate question about your post saying that you can't draw a black character white. I am not trying to be rude, but I am genuinely curious. Why can people draw white characters black but not vice versa?

its cool 

okay well u see, when someone draws a white person black or poc its usually because 

A.) there isnt enough representation in media and what is shown is usually in a bad light 

B.) The characters /are/ of color but for whatever reason (racism) are whitewashed by producers or other media 

When a black person is drawn white it’s wrong because like i said theres already representation in the media of white characters and because more often than not these swaps are praised as ‘better looking’ 

the lost— i am;
she whispered
wrecker from afar—
tears quencher

the chasm— i am;
the void of all
the undying exhaustion
the vain;

the paradoxical
paragon; i am
molded by a quaint;

I am wishful for the
to create me;

the aesthetics—
shaped by an ashamed;
the ashes—
burned by you

twisted ideas of
he broke;
i am;

dying— the soul
of a flower

the constant moan
of a forlorn;
the drifting
the begging

shifted identities—
i am;
curious blue
confused red
black melancholia

then back to
blue; ghosts
gods are mad—

hopes are fighting
but forever sad—
he left; she cry

the loathe
I write

A Crash Course for Starseeds

Conversation 1

A question is posed for star-beings here on earth: “What are you and what is your chosen mission?”

One might say, “Why, I am a galaxy. By simply holding a space I give life to the human race. The light I contain shines so bright I need not lift a finger to see humanity through this cosmic night.”

A wanderer from many places exclaims, “I am a library of evolution with tales of love imbued with treasures. My strides are worlds apart and I can evoke a note that sings and rings with the songs of the universal heart.”

Another being gently leaning against a tree replies, “Well my curious One, I am a black hole! My very nature contains all that you are and gives rise to the planets and stars you find within your art.”

And although we are beyond thankful for all of these brave beings who care to share their gifts with this realm… there are other ambassadors here who have chosen to do far more than dip their little toe in humanity’s rivers…

So to such an ambassador, I present the same question: “What are you and what is your chosen mission?”

“I am One.”

“One you say? Humans are afraid to “be one” or embrace oneness because they worship individuality. They fear the loss of themselves.”

“Odds are you’ve grown so far apart you cannot hear the harmony that joins all hearts. If a few of you became like the Christ-child or perhaps the guru who said ‘you are me and I am you’ then you would be past this ordeal and every soul would be healed.”

“Okay so you are Oneness. Does that mean you are here to hold a space? Do you watch with love and keep your distance so humanity can find its own way?”

“No, no. You see, I came with my work boots on. Where I ‘came from’ is important but not nearly as important as knowing why I am here now. I didn’t come here to whine for home, escape reality, or become overwhelmed with problems. Your planet has a few words for me: peacemaker, conciliator, mediator… just to name a few. I create union among all races in the universe… or better yet create opportunities for the universal family to see the oneness that we already are. We are accepting job applications you know… we seem to be a little short on oneironauts at the moment.”

“Tell me more.”

“I can create union and harmony among all beings. I become the mind from which all things can arise… the universal one that is. It is actually a dark, empty space. When I unite the minds and brainwaves of world leaders to this place they become the masters of their own karma and I show them how to create harmony on all planes. The ego falls away because there is nothing to dominate. There is no separation. There is no red, blue, green, or orange. There is no fire, water, air, or earth. There is only the source of the rainbow and the cauldron from which all elements can emerge.”

“How does this help humanity? How is this any different from a monk abandoning the world to meditate in his cave? If there is nothing to fight or compare yourself with how do you bring help to a world rooted in duality?”

“In this pureness I become united with whoever appears in front of me. I can enter the mind and soul of Van Gogh and see the stars as he saw them (as spirals!) and view time as he did. He felt trapped by it, actually.”

“Well that is pretty cool… could you be more specific about how this can create harmony though?”

“Certainly. As I imagine Vladmir Putin, Barrack Obama, and Bashar Al-Assad appearing in front of me, I see they can experience each other AS each other. Vladimir Putin can see through the eyes of Barack Obama and can experience Obama’s sense of humor, facial expressions, and (in this space) become a fan of the Chicago bears. Extend these examples to the merging of the political stances of these leaders and you’ve got the idea. Basically, these men can become the minds, souls, and bodies of each other. I give them the opportunity to be masters of their own karma by showing them this space where they can step out of the drama for a few moments and see how it all plays out. Or better yet, I can experience myself as each of these beings and unite them with the source where they share “common ground.” Can republicans really oppose democrats here? I can find the source they both arise from. They do eventually arise from the same place… when these leaders become aware of these similarities in each other peace becomes a possibility in the 3d world and war is no longer needed to resolve conflict. A common goal can unite even the most estranged enemies. All of the opposing qualities in individuals can be united and mixed together in this way so that there is no way to differentiate between one or the other. This is a place of pure inspiration. What can possibly be more inspiring than knowing that you can move forward without anything opposing you? When beings achieve a state of oneness they are in this pure experience of inspiration. When I come to this place with the three men I listed before, I see a common goal. They want to survive and thrive. If they begin to understand that war and violence on each other actually reduces resources for each and every one of them and that all of the violence is actually keeping them from all of the abundance they could be sharing (I mean come on, by being enemies they are all being stingy with something) then they will begin to work together peacefully to create new solutions for all of their countries collectively. Eventually they will all easily be able to answer, ‘What is the right thing to do for everyone?’ Oh, and they’ll actually want to do it.”

“Okay this doesn’t sound so bad… but there is still some confusion on the ground here. What is a starseed then?”

“Great question. A starseed really can be someone with the aura of a black hole, a wanderer, a quasar, or a star from a distant constellation… they can be an incarnated sirian with the spirit of a dolphin or a Yahyel who brings cool technology to earth. They can take on the role of mediator, referee, healer, and maybe even guardian angel but a starseed is more than that. It is a soul brave enough to consider the human race as their responsibility. This does not mean that humans need a savior, no. We learned that lesson before. A starseed is a “go-between” of sorts who is a living example of everything humanity can become. We become the bridge for races such as humanity to walk across as they become acquainted with evolved forms of themselves. We can even serve as the “higher selves” of other races. A starseed is a being who can unify anything by being a pure mirror by which all of humanity can become synchronized with each other and the rest of the galaxy. We view all beings as part of the cosmic family and unite them with this reality. There is no evil plight we cannot make into light. In one moment I live many lifetimes. In one dream, I can create peace from the most irate fight. I can become like the stars and see the world through a million eyes. To be a starseed here is to be born with this creed: We are all one. We are all family. I allow peace to serve as the core of my being and I make the healing of earth and humanity my highest dream.”

Going through more of my comic collection for auction stuff and found this gem that I apparently paid $1 for. The infamous Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane #106, where she uses a machine at the Fortress of Solitude to turn black so she can get a story in the ghetto. Oh DC, you have always been full up with the crazy! This is one I don’t think I can part with, it’s too bonkers!