listen you guys dont understand how overwhelming it is to see a predominantly black cast in a movie that isn’t involving slavery. how absolutely thrilling it is to know that a kid is going to see black panther and realize that heroes can look just like them. it is an experience that many of us were deprived of as children and i can almost feel a sense of my childhood coming back thinking about how i always wanted someone that could represent my culture and having that now is something i can’t quite put into words.
i have some thoughts about this photo that is apparently from josh’s twitter. these are my thoughts: hunk looks terrified, lance looks overjoyed, and keith just looks bored?? what is going ON in that movie
i think one of my fave things w/ the shape of water movie coming out is not just bc it’s a monster loving movie lol like true, that initially is what grabbed my attention
n i know that theres a high chance it’ll end sadly bc thats just how that stuff is, but i’m really,,,, really excited bc it’s finally a monster movie where it’s just, about a human and a monster finding a way to communicate and slowly falling in love in a happy and healthy way. i know we’ve just seen the trailer but, so far it seems like it’s moving awayyyy from the tropes that most of those movies follow thru
and honestly,,,,, the fact that the human lead uses sign language and thats a BIG part of how they communicate / and how she communicates w/ everyone, that just makes me rLY happy and im genuinely excited to see where this movie goes and what happens tbh
I’m not rlly sure how to articulate this so…forgive me but…as a middle eastern girl growing up I’ve NEVER seen positive representation of myself in movies or tv. One of the only things I ever had to look up to was princess Jasmine in Aladdin. My dad used to read me a copy of 1001 arabian nights as a kid, translating it from farsi to english for me. Now, as I see so many people excited for the release of the new Aladdin movie in live action I’ve just become very disheartened with the entire social justice movement as a whole. Seeing my friends, especially OTHER POC calling for people of the wrong race to be cast in the movie is what truly disgusts me the most. I’ve seen countless fan casts of Aladdin as Riz Ahmed, Dev Patel, Avan Jogia, Zayn Malik and other south asian celebs. As well as MANY tweets and articles about how it should be easy to fly into bollywood and pick the perfect actor. But when I saw ONE post with rami malek in it, people instantly shut it down. I’ve also seen countless posts with Priyanka Chopra and random black IG models saying thay’d be “perfect” for Jasmine. But when one person on instagram posted that Jade Thirlwall would be a good Jasmine, all the comments were saying she’d be terrible and even that she’s not the right race? Also, I’m not trying to say Rami or Jade would be right for the roles, because assuming any actor of the right ethnicity would be perfect is a whole other can of worms.
The few posts I’ve seen calling this out and asking for middle eastern actors to be cast people said “who cares at least they look the part” or “at least its better than whitewashing” as if we’re supposed to be happy with other (better represented) ethnic groups stealing our ONE role just because they’re brown too? I’d like you to name all the black, latino, east asian, or even south asian actors you know. Or maybe name a movie about these cultures that framed the culture in a positive light. Now name a single middle eastern actor. Now name a movie about the middle east, or starring middle eastern people that framed us in a positive light. We have ZERO representation in Hollywood. And now the one story we have that is rooted in ancient middle eastern lore and culture, we should be grateful we’re having our stories stolen from us, just because the thieves are POC too? I’ve completely lost all faith in poc solidarity, especially between south asians and middle eastern people.
I’ve also seen the excuse ”the original aladdin was set in China.” yes, I’m sure wikipedia is very knowledgeable but actually a WHITE FRENCH person wrote the version set in china, the original is actually a syrian story that he took and compiled with the rest of the original 1001 nights, changing the setting from the middle east to china.
I’ve also seen excuses that the original movie drew very heavily from indian influence, and that’s why its okay for indian actors to be cast. This argument is even more disappointing to me. Agrabah was not, in fact, based on Agra, but rather Baghdad. The sultan’s palace does look like the Taj Mahal, but it also looks like ANY mosque in the world, especially if you simply google “iraq mosque”. Anyways, Disney animators acting as though the cultures are interchangeable and mixing them together doesn’t excuse people of different ethnicities trying to co-opt this middle eastern story, and with Disney putting out a casting call specifying that both Aladdin and Jasmine should be middle eastern, its shameful to me that other POC are trying to defend miscasting that hasn’t even happened yet. DIsney is hopefully trying to fix what they did in the original movie, by separating the indian cultural influences from true source material, and people are somehow mad about this?? Just weird to me that people are somehow MAD that we’re trying to say not all brown cultures are interchangeable and related to each other. And veeery interesting how willing people are to try and snatch roles that truly belong to middle eastern people away from them. The worst part is that it’s not even white people doing this lmao
Yuri-on-ice-head-canon and me have beet thinking about elderly Victuuri headcanons XD Yuuri will be a very kind grandpa with great stories who secretly sneaks chocolate and candy in his grandkids hands. Victor is basically Karl Lagerfeld and in denial about his thinning hair. I want them to be cute forever ♥
aka why the tagline “you can’t save the world alone” is so fucking awesome for justice league.
i’m just. wow. i’m so fucking happy to be getting a team-up movie that not only addresses the stark differences between its members but also emphasizes the importance of teamwork, family and togetherness. it’s not simply “HEY LOOK HOW DIFFERENT ALL THESE PEOPLE ARE WOW HOW WILL THEY EVER MANAGE TO GET ALONG??!?!” it’s literally a story framed around a group of people being inspired by loss and coming together in the face of adversity despite their differences. especially in bruce’s case – it’s been a long time since he’s been put in the position of working together with anyone aside from alfred and now he’s actively seeking out people to help him. because he knows he cannot change things by himself. he cannot do this alone and for the first time in so long he isn’t going to try to do it alone.
diana’s line, “do not approach alone. we do this together.” is fabulous (i highly suspect she’s saying this to barry after he admits – in a moment that both made me giggle and broke my heart a bit – that he doesn’t know how to fight.) these people are different, have different backgrounds and viewpoints and strengths and weaknesses but they are still here to work together above all and i’m just so taken aback at how present the themes of hope are in this movie already.
“all of us are held back in some way.” just fuck me up. victor’s struggle with his humanity, barry’s loneliness and inexperience, arthur’s hesitance, diana and bruce’s slowly reemerging faith fueled by superman’s death.
anyway my point is this movie seems to be approaching the team situation in a way that is very unique to the genre of comic book movies and i couldn’t be more excited.
You had told Jin when you first started dating that you had never kissed anyone and he didn’t seem to mind. “I’m ready when you are” he would say. But when it came time to actually kiss you he acted like it was his own first. He stuttered and was all flustered. “Did you like it?”
Yoongi would be really calm about the situation. He didn’t care if you had kissed everybody or nobody. But he would be happy that he was your first. While you were watching a movie together he just led over you taking you lips with his. He couldn’t help but laugh at your cute shocked expression. “You’re too cute jagi.”
Hoseok would be really excited that he got to be your first. He would be over the moon that he got to kiss such an amazing person that he really liked. When the time came he leaned in and captured your lips. “OH MY GOD I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU AND IM SO HAPPY THAT GOT BE YOUR FIRST AND-”
Namjoon would be surprised that you have never had your first kiss but he wouldn’t mind. He cares about you a lot but is excited to steal some innocence from you. “So, if that’s a first, I guess there’s a lot of other new things to try then.”
Jimin would be super flirty with you when he found out that you have never been kissed before. Stealing it right then just so he could make sure that he was your first. “Don’t worry, I’ll take good care of you jagi.”
Taehyung would also be excited that you trusted him enough to take your first kiss. (But not as excited as hobi) He would make sure that it was perfectly planned, but when things didn’t go as planned he got whiny. “Nooooo jagi! You weren’t supposed to be there and-” Before he could finish you shut him up with a kiss.
Jungkook would be shy about it because it was his first kiss too. He’d make sure that he didn’t make you feel weird or anything like that. When it came time to do it he was really nervous. “I’m sorry if it’s not perfect, it’s my first time too and I don’t know-”
“Jungkook just shut up and kiss me” You’d say leaning in to kiss him.
in poor handwriting, in no definitive order, with titles apt to change- ive got about 11 topics for my podcast planned so far, I’ll start very soon if my schedule allows it. I dont want to just keep going and going, because, well, frankly theres only so much meaningful knowledge you can sap out of me
Its mostly just story analyses with a few scifi-related topics sprinkled throughout, a few on hollywood and storytelling
[i hope i only think of one more topic, and if not that then 4 more. I dont want to end on a weird number. i’ll have to see, there may be 2 parters or I’ll see another movie i want to talk about or i may just end up constantly adding topics i want to go over anyways ]
you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im so excited i just watched an irish sapphic film!!! it’s called “a date for mad mary” and it’s got a happy ending!! also very strong accents so if you are not irish you may need subtitles. Seriously though what better day to watch an Irish movie than the 17th of march. Here’s to a Very Gay St Patrick’s Day!!
Daron and her group made everything to give us the best movie ever created !!!!“The battle for mewni” was so incredibly amazing that we all get excited for more !!! But now the animators voice actors and well the entire group … need to make a break and go on a vacation (at list I think they need one jesus ahah xp ) !!! They deserve it dammit hell yeah !!! This movie made us so happy… I cant wait for the season 3 is worth it to wait ^^
Even november being so far away this fandom is full of Artists and Amazing Persons who can make fantastic things !! We are one of the best fandoms and I’m happy about that !!! We can handle it guys ^^ You see the time flies…. so…. we will not even notice the time has passed ^^ is going to be like “wait what !!!! Is November already OMG 0o0!” Time flies my friends… so please enjoy this amazing summer be happy, Draw things, make theories, make memes and stay tuned ^^ Because life is full of surprises and we dont know what´s coming next ^^ Hugs everyone <3 see you around <3
I think…. I think the guy I’ve been crushing on since the 1st grade just asked me out on a date..? But when he asked to hang out I didn’t.. know…he actually said ‘movie date’?? But then he texted me telling me he was so excited I said yes??
he is incredible strict on tea, “no, no, no. that’s too much milk!!” “it’s not strong enough, leave it in for three minutes!!”
laying in bed together, facing each other as his hand cards through your hair trying out different nicknames : “how about…..cupcake? dandelion? pancakes? cutie pie, sugar bunch, honey bunch of oats”….it goes on for hours unless you get distracted or fall asleep
“if we ever get a house together can we let harrison have a room?”
he’s used to getting up early for work outs so he wakes you for class or work or just to say good morning after he’s freshly showered and his hair is still damp and all curly
sometimes he gets a little insecure about his height so you place kisses along his neck, assuring him
when he gets excited he talks really fast and his accent gets thicker and he looks at you all wide eyed and smiley
“i’ve met him” he says whenever you’re watching a movie and an actor he’s crossed paths comes on screen
“ah, darlin’” he coos whenever you’re sad or upset or even just because he wants to say it
he talks to you in that cute lil voice he uses sometimes during interviews (i’m talking about the voice he uses when saying ‘im really good at the diet’)
mimicking your accent in stories about you or just to annoy you
loads and loads of pictures of you two occupy his camera roll, his favorite is one of the two of you laying in bed, being goofy
stealing those cute lil plaid pajama pants he has because they’re cosy
begging him to dance but them roasting him once he does because he’s actually a drunk dad at a wedding with a fedora.