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anonymous asked:

Oh come on. If this was any other show we'd be calling them out for 1) censoring the only gay kiss 2) making them completely chaste, or void of intimacy, in comparison to the het couples. The fact is they want queer rep, but don't wanna show it (not to offend the audience? is it gross? Did the actors demand it?) It's a well documented double standard, and TGD has it unfortunately.

… . void of intimacy? 

“Have you ever been i love? Once. How’d it end? It hasn’t.”

“I’ll keep you safe.” 

…  in comparison to the het couples? Where 1. The main couple is obviously going to have more screen time like this is Zeke’s story and y’all keep forgetting that. 2. Ra Ra and Tanya are shown sharing a peck and it’s solely their cartoon versions. 3. Character’s don’t have to be physically intimate to be good rep.

Like y’all will stay stanning show’s like Teen wolf or more recently Riverdale which deliberately queer baited but “oh the actresses says that they know the characters have so much chemistry, so it’s possible” and has one gay man who from the looks of it literally serves to be the token gay.

And yet somehow the Get Down isn’t good enough LGBTQ rep. Like there’s a way to phrase what you want to see from the characters and the show without saying that you wouldn’t recommend the show based on LGBTQ rep or that it doesn’t have good rep.

Because Idk whats not good rep about a charismatic, artistic, intelligent, young black man. Who loves the people around him dearly, whose sensitive and strong willed. Whose passionate about finding and owning his freedom. Who has always felt like an alien in the world he inhabits for his philosophical thoughts and his dreams. 

Why the TV show Timeless Deserves More Attention

Okay everyone listen up. This past year (meaning 2016 going into 2017), NBC seemed to have a good batch of new TV shows that have gained critical acclaim (This Is Us, I’m looking at you). But one that seemed to fly under the radar was the show Timeless. It was created by Eric Kripke, who is also known for creating the show of Supernatural which is on the CW, and Shawn Ryan.  

Now just a gist of what it’s about. It’s about a man who steals a time machine to go back into critical points of United States and early North American history to try and take out this organization called Rittenhouse, which seems to play a major role in basically every turning point of the historical timeline. The government takes over control of the industry who made the time machine and gets a trio of people to go back in time to stop the man. 

It seems that time machines and time travel seem to be an up and coming theme in media (Doctor Who reboot, Legends of Tomorrow to name two). But this one I found stood out in ways that deserve the recognition it’s due. 

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doublemooncrab  asked:

Oh man you reblogging your Merthur art today made me miss iiiiiiit

THOSE WERE SOME GOOD OL DAYS MY FRIEND :’)

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T'challa and racist enviers

Today on YouTube I was looking at Marvel stuff and I looked in the comment section and guess what I found??? Black Panther hate! It’s hilarious how people can say T'challa sucks but say Bucky is one of the best heroes of all time! It’s HILARIOUS how people say Captain America can beat Black Panther but last time I checked Captain America was getting his ass beat by Bucky in Winter Soldier WHILE Black Panther over here had Bucky running for his life!

As people get to know T'challa I feel like white people grow intimidated by him whether it be subconsciously or knowingly. T'challa is a beautiful, intelligent, and KIND black man that loves being BLACK and is not infested with self-hate. He’s not that type of black man that would shit on his race of women because they’re light or dark. HE MARRIED A BEAUTIFUL DARK SKINNED GODDESS, STORM! As his father said, “I understand your frustration in dealing with a Black man who can’t be bought with a truck full of guns, a plane full of blondes and a Swiss bank account, but please, hold on to what little class you have!”

Overall, T'challa has lots of white folks scared outta they mind because he’s a rich, independent, and smart king. White people are so used to being shown as the “best” at everything that they’re shocked when a black person is either just as good or better then them at what they do. As a Black Girl I’m so damn happy that we’re finally getting the representation we deserved! It’s about fucking time!
Btw, in this rant I’m not saying anyone is wrong for liking Bucky or Steve more than T'challa. You’re all entitled to your own opinions but PLEASE be realistic and respectful and see that T'challa is much more than a Black man in a “cat suit”. I get people are having fun with that but it gets very degrading if that’s all you see him as. Another thing, to all the white people that actually respect T'challa you’re very appreciated, if you see your fellow white friend or a person being unfairly disrespectful about Black Panther please let them know what they’re doing wrong that would be appreciated among the black community.

so i watched the first two episodes of Rosewood and whAT a discovery it was

- charming, confident, talented, extremely intelligent black man is the titular character
- competent, also charming, also very smart hispanic female character is his partner, who is both physically strong, feminine, and isn’t considered weak because she shows grief at her husband’s unexpected death
- established, prominent interracial lesbian couple whose individual stories do not revolve around their sexuality or their relationship (except their pending nuptials, which is discussed with excitement and enthusiasm from EVERYBODY, PARENTS INCLUDED)
- in the second episode, main character (who abstains from alcohol for medical reasons) chooses not to engage in sex with his partner because she has been drinking and he wants her full consent, which she isn’t capable of giving. he neither treats this like a difficult decision or an inconvenience to him, nor is he accusatory or annoyed with her

how have i not heard of this show before
this is all just in tWO EPISODES

how come james proves himself time and time again to be a good guy and as a ‘vigilante’ he’s actually trying to do good by the city and even has j/onn slap it back in his face saying that they don’t need him and this is a 'deo matter’

like literally how much does james have to DO to be considered in the same regard as the pretty young white girl just asking just a thought 

'guard/ian is scary!!!!!!!’ guard/ian is my beautiful son and also a kind, intelligent and brave black man and you want to tell me people aren’t more scared of him, a human who’s trying so hard to do right (and has human strength, human flaws, and overall should be more relatable™ to the general public), than a white blonde alien girl who can literally melt stuff with her eyes and bend steel and has terrorised the city before????

mmmkay i see i see

“Can you feel it Mr. Anderson? Closing in on you? Oh I can, I really should thank you after all. It was, after all, it was your life that taught me the purpose of all life. The purpose of life is to end.”

-Agent Smith, “The Matrix: Revolutions”

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Carlos Milano Harden

@CarlosMilanoHarden

Why "The Hunger Games" matter.

The Mockingjay? A poor girl.

The guy who saved her life? A generous black poor boy.

Her first inspiration to be the Mockingjay? A sweet black poor girl.

The person who transformed the heroine into the Mockingjay? A talented black man.

District 13 president? A determined woman.

District 13 chief of security? A kind-hearted black man.

District 13 chief of technology? An extremely intelligent black man. In a wheel chair.

Panem’s next president, which will also bring back democracy? A woman. A black one. A very courageous and fair one.

The best TV director from the Capitol? A talented woman.

Her main assistent? A black man.

One of the camera men? A mute poor guy.

OMG AN WHITE, STRAIGHT (?), CISGENDER (?) GUY! But nah, he was a poor one. Still a minority.

Just like Gale.

And Peeta (also, he doesn’t have a leg, but we’re talking movie *sigh*, so…).

And the character who was forced into prostitution was… a guy, not a girl.

Wait, where are the [irony] good men [/irony], the white, middle/rich class, cisgender, straight ones, not disabled, not opressed ones? Here’s one:

I know there have been white-washing and I know it’s still not perfect at all. But way to go, The Hunger Games. That’s why this series means so much to me.

“I believe his presence in the White House opened up the realm of possibilities for some of the change we’ve seen in movies and television. We are finally becoming more truthful to the greatness and humanity of people of color in our storytelling. There is a generation of children 8 years old and under who only know what it’s like to see an intelligent, measured black man serve as the leader of the free world. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that during his presidency, directors, producers, and casting directors became more open to countless numbers of extraordinary stories about people of color that had been previously ignored. Writers who had penned scripts with black leads saw their projects dusted off and pulled out of turn around to actually make it to the screen. I don’t think it’s a question whether I would currently be playing a black superhero king if we did not experience Barack Obama as our president.

“I had the honor of attending a White House screening of 42. In my conversation with him I could see that beyond being a policy maker and a politician he is a person of cultured substance and depth. He is a knowledgeable critic who himself is strong enough to entertain both praise and criticism. I’m proud to say that he personally gave me sound artistic and career advice, to seek the darkness as well as the light in my acting. That advice has served me well.”

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Charlamagne Kindly Got Tomi Lahren’s Ass Together

“If you go to a HIV/AIDS rally and the protest is about HIV/AIDS, do you Tomi stand there and say ‘What about Cancer’?” 

Now when I first heard Charlamagne had a debate with this bleached blonde dumbass (no that’s not a stereotype she has proven that she is slow) I was giving major side eye. The first thing that ran across my mind was, “who volunteered him as negro tribute?” but once I sat down and listened I was blown away. 

He kept his composure the entire time. Never once raised his voice, called her out her name, or threatened her; which is something I could not have done. He brought up great points, offered sound rebuttals, AND educated her ass all at the same time. This is a side to him many people have not seen. He is not only funny but a very intelligent black man and he represented our community as a whole very well. Now whether the message made impact is another story because it seems like Tomi didn’t hear a thing.

Her major argument was basically that Beyonce shouldn’t even be allowed to speak about the injustice in the slaughter of black people in this country because her husband used to sell drugs. HUH???? excuse me, but what the fuck does that have to do with anything!? The point she was trying to make was that it’s not ok for black people to pick and choose what to be mad about, and that we should be focused on the drug and violence issues in our community. Charlamagne shut her ass down with this perfect analogy, "If you go to a HIV/AIDS rally and the protest is about HIV/AIDS, do you Tomi stand there and say ‘What about Cancer’?”.

Another one of her arguments was that the “black lives matter” movement is violent. Citing the incidents of violence a SELECT FEW used during the protests. But these comments came directly after she said it wasn’t ok to label all police offers as corrupt murderers. Pardon me?? I can’t even take her seriously. She is a walking contradiction.

Her arrogant ass just doesn’t get it. She is still hooting and hollering that the black panthers were a terrorist organization and as a 23 year old woman she should be ashamed. This is a direct reflection of the failures in our education system and it is really disheartening. I don’t think they’ll ever truly get it.

This is a must watch. Thank you Charlemagne for a great debate and putting on for us! 

misshoodoolady  asked:

🔥🔥 go off.

okay so i’m running out of steam but i was on james so let’s keep going on that vein!!! the way the show and fandom in general treats james is point blank racist and wrong and the fandom really likes to ignore it!!!! in the rp community and just the general fandom??? but anyways the show really had the whole first season of built up between kara and james and what should have been a great interracial relationship as the main relationship on this show!!! with james as a strong and emotional and intelligent and artistic black man at the forefront of the show, as the main love interest of the show!!! but instead what we got was a quick “oops nevermind” mess where they crashed and destroyed that relationship??? and then pretended like all that chemistry that was there in season one just didn’t exist?? and then the whole rest of season two was almost no screentime or development for james, except for the guardian storyline that mostly served to put him at odds with kara and made them fight and argue the whole time!! and james deserved more than the one episode he got to address his blackness and the loss of his father tbh, the loss of that camera that meant everything to him??? and he deserved more than to be treated like a reckless breakable human that was running around as guardian “all of a sudden”, when we saw the whole first season that he’s always wanted to be more and fight for more and for what’s right, the way that his dad did.

plus they basically destroyed the james and kara relationship only to replace him with a literal slave owner rich white boy that paled in comparison to james! this whole time, james has fought for what’s right and even though he’s a human that could die, he didn’t care because he wanted to help people with what he was able to do - meanwhile the yt boy with the literal super abilities wouldn’t help anybody until it benefited him??? but he’s treated again like some misunderstood puppy while james is like a nuisance or idk what excuse they come up with every other argument. the fandom likes to pretend that it wasn’t a flat out racist decision to destroy an interracial relationship only to replace james with the embodiment of white male privilege. 

anyways james olsen is an angel and he deserves so much more love and recognition from this fandom and the show but people worship and love manhell more for some reason i’ll never understand (well the reason is they’re racists tbh but oh well) 

Love this picture and the fact that the man in the big powerful exoskeleton suit with the big macho gun is a Black man. There desperately need to be more Black men as heroes and dashing leading men in American movies, television and literature. I like Shonda Rhimes - love her actually and admire her (!!) - but (no shade) I could do without the interracial couple centered fiction. Show me a handsome, intelligent, capable Black leading man who is ready and able to save the day and the Black damsel in distress and I’m in!!

Fuck 12

Last year, I had my first encounter with police harassment and racial profiling. While walking around my neighborhood I was randomly stopped and questioned by the police. My life seemed to be in harm’s way and realizing the reality due to recent events that if something was to happen to me, I could be seen as a thug or ignorant teen who got what he deserved, frightened me. I began to comprehend that this was the true reaction of the average African American when confronted by police. Feeling that I am not safe and not protected leaves me to depend on myself in order to simply survive in this world. Excelling is a fantasy! This awful experience led me to the feeling of hatred toward police. I quickly became a member of what was perceived by a dominating supremacy as the “rebellious youth,” when in fact honesty has always been misconstrued in order to prevent revolution. I will never forget this situation and will forever express my hatred toward police until justice is applicable for all human beings.
I was walking back home after shopping at a clothing store when I saw a cop car drive by extremely curious about me. I of course was oblivious to what they had found so interesting, but I didn’t allow it to bother me. After walking about another block or so, I saw them again but this time they had pulled next to me. The officers told me to stand still as one approached me with the question “what are doing here?” I remained calm answering back respectfully that I had just return from shopping. Then the same officer went on to question why I chose to shop all the way in the area I was in, clearly implying he either assumed I was not from the area or I did not belong within it. I was taken back by this and replied with the instinctual response, “Excuse me?” Both cops seemed threatened and immediately got closer to me asking me to repeat my statement. I interpreted my statement by saying, “ nothing wrong has been done, you’re simply stopping me based off my appearance which is not only racial profiling but at this point police harassment.” An officer told me to shut up and sit on the curb and I once again repeated “I ain’t do anything!” The officer then used force to sit me on the curb. Sitting there felt like hours! Fearful for my safety, I began to tear up but quickly held it back in avoidance to show the two officers me in any disturbance. I tried to remain strong, and unintimidated but I was honestly terrified. They got all of my information then after about ten minutes, they let me go. On my walk home I viciously cried in anger and fear, hating the part of reality I had confronted. I wish I would’ve said more, but I know now that I refuse to surrender my morals for anything. I’m stronger from that day!
That situation showed me my true color. Then, it showed me that my skin color can be seen as a threat at any time, as well as my intelligence. The black man and woman have always been forced to mask their true emotion in order to avoid being labeled angry or threatening, or worse being physically disciplined for “unruly conduct.” Today I know that as a black male yet to be stripped of my vulnerability and courage, silence never works for me! My conduct will be determined suitable for the situation by me FAIRLY, but by me only. I refuse to cooperate until I’m treated fairly.