its a race of time

DRAG RACE: The Judges
  • RuPaul: And now, it's time for the judge's critiques!
  • Michelle Visage: You know that one thing that makes you superbly unique as a performer? Stop doing it, RIGHT NOW.
  • Ross Matthews: Have we mentioned how FAT and GAY I am yet?
  • RuPaul: *cackles*
  • Ross Matthews: Also I disagree with Michelle on principle.
  • Michelle: *stank face*
  • Carson Kressley: Well, here's my two cents that could help- Oh wait, you talked back? Oh, nevermind.
  • Todrick Hall: I'm also on this show-
  • RuPaul: Michelle's old and stupid!
  • Michelle: *HARD CACKLE*
  • RuPaul: Silence! Bring back my girls.

this blog is, has been, and always will be a place for danny pink love and appreciation <3

Concerning Hobbits (of Color)

Okay it’s been a whole day and I’m still angry about that hobbit casting thing, so let’s lay down some Tolkien canon here.

Fact 1: Per Tolkien, there were originally three races of hobbit. The Stoors were a small group, they were broad and stocky, they grew facial hair, they liked rivers, and their skin color is not specified, so Tolkien probably meant them to be white (but there’s no reason they have to be, since again, not specified). The Fallohides were a tiny group, they were thin, pale and tall, they were bold and good with languages, and they like trees. The Harfoots were the distinct majority, they lived in holes, they had hairy feet, and they were brown. Tolkien is super clear on this. He explicitly calls out Harfoots as having browner skin than other hobbits when describing the races and he uses phrases like “nut-brown skin” and “long brown fingers” when describing specific hobbits to back it up.

Fact 2: Britain planted its ravenous imperial flag firmly in the soil of India three centuries before Tolkien wrote The Hobbit. He knew what a brown person looked like. He would know he was not evoking a slightly darker shade of Caucasian when he said a person had brown skin.

Fact 3: Bilbo, Frodo, and all of their friends are aristocracy. Sam is the only hobbit we ever meet who is an actual laborer. In Tolkien’s time, laborers worked in the sun and middle class and aristocracy stayed inside where there was something resembling temperature control. Apart from Sam and Aragorn, no one in the Fellowship (or Company) ever voluntarily got a sunburn. If Tolkien talks about brown skin he’s talking about brown skin, not a farmer’s tan.

Where does this leave us?

Well, Tolkien says that after colonizing the Shire, the three hobbit races mingled more closely and became one. This leaves us with two options.

Option A: He’s talking about that thing that sci-fi writers sometimes do where “everyone is mixed race.” So all three races would have smeared together into a single uniform color. What color? Mostly Harfoot, aka brown. The “strong strain of Fallohide” in the Tookish and Brandybuck lines means maybe they’re white-passing, but in this scenario all hobbits are brown.

Option B: He’s talking about a more melting-pot scenario where visual racial distinctions still exist but everyone lives side-by-side in a fairly uniform culure. The Tooks/Brandybucks having a “strong strain of Fallohide” means that they are themselves remaining strains of Fallohide, and are straight-up white. Merry, half Took and half Brandybuck, is thus white (possibly part Stoor, given Brandybuck comfort with water); Pippin, half Took and half Banks, is either white or biracial. The Baggins family, sensible owners of the oldest and most venerable hobbit-hole anyone knows of, are blatantly Harfoot, making Bilbo and Frodo (half Took and half Brandybuck respectively) also biracial. Fallohides being exclusively adventurous high-class types, and the Gamgees being staid low-class homebodies with a distrust of moving water, Sam is obviously Harfoot and thus completely brown. (Smeagol, a Stoor, is probably white, but as discussed above, doesn’t have to be.) In this scenario, a minimum of three of five heroic hobbits are various shades of brown, four out of five of them could be, and most background hobbits are brown.

In conclusion, if you think all hobbits are white, you are canonically wrong. If you geek out over Aragorn wearing the Ring of Barahir, rage about Faramir trying to take the Ring, and do not even notice, much less complain, that Sam, Bilbo and Frodo are being erroneously portrayed by white guys, you need to reexamine the focus of your nerdery.

i get being critical and pointing out things that need to be pointed out

but so many ppl in the shadowhunters fandom are out there just being hateful and negative…all the time…about everything. and i wonder why..if you hate a show so much and everything about it (from 90% of the characters, to the ships, to the music, to the writing, to the acting) then why are you so deeply involved with it? i get it, you like a certain ship, you like a certain character and you’re watching for them. cool !!!! but then why come on here and constantly shit on literally every other aspect.

like, there are ppl on here that genuinely love the show and can watch it and critique it without all the bullying and superior attitudes and that’s gr8 !!

but some ppl need to take like 50 steps back. and maybe breathe a lil

theguardian.com
Typecast as a terrorist | Riz Ahmed | The Long Read
The Long Read: As my acting career developed, I was no longer cast as a radical Muslim – except at the airport
By Riz Ahmed

[…] The holding pen was filled with 20 slight variations of my own face, all staring at me – kind of like a Bollywood remake of Being John Malkovich. It was a reminder: you are a type, whose face says things before your mouth opens; you are a signifier before you are a person; you are back at stage one.

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A tale of fairies.

She was part an ancient race, He was more than a simple human.  By the hand of her benevolent king they can be together even if the circumstances decide against them.


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-I’ll be waiting for you, but please. Come back to me.

-It’s all i could ever ask.


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DAY 1| DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5 | DAY 6 | DAY 7

Okay guys i had planned some meaningful short doujinshis but i’m still stuffed with work so this ride will be co-related, i mean the days, this basically will be like a fanfiction of 7 scenes. 

“I have no qualms about a female Doctor. I just want to get her pregnant, get a show with her son up and running, then kill her off and focus on her much more powerful male replacement. But just to be clear, no qualms at all.”

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The northern girl. Winterfell’s daughter.

sansa stark + motifs and themes | the north / home / house stark

  • Some well-meaning Tumblr idiot: Umm? You forget that Asians and Asian Americans exist too??? Why are you erasing their voices??
  • Me, an Asian American: Hey. Fucking shut up already if you haven't personally interviewed every Asian American on their opinion.
  • Same well-meaning Tumblr idiot: You wouldn't understand oppression. Fucking stupid whitey.
  • Me, an Asian American with a pic of herself on her own blog: Yeah, okay. Sure thing, buddy.

anyway jason and damian like to fuck with tim in the mornings by drinking the last of the coffee in the pot just before he walks into the kitchen but joke’s on them, tim pulls a monster out of the fridge, gives them a dead-eyed stare, and chugs it while starting a fresh pot