modern diversity

18plusntrcollector replied to your photoset “Some of my Favourite Animated Black Women/Girls – [click on each pic…”

I’m okay with this except the Egyptian they weren’t and arent black. They are closer to middle eastern.

yeahhh..no. ancient Egypt like modern Egypt was incredibly diverse in terms of the physiognomy of its inhabitants, they came in all shades and complexions ranging from dark to light. in other words, there were ancient Egyptians who would be classified as black in today’s society and those that wouldn’t. look at this picture of Queen Kemsit, wife of Menuhotep, being attended to by her lighter-skinned maids, for example:

and modern black Egyptians do exist, so you’re wrong in that respect too:

genetic studies have also revealed that the Arab conquest and other foreign influences hardly changed the gene pool of the country with only 10-15% of the population showing any admixture…

also black ”middle eastern” ppl (i don’t really like that term, besides it’s a geopolitical classification and not a racial one) do also exist!

…the moral of the story is you should probably just stick to posting hentai instead of commenting on things you clearly don’t know…

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@spoopywlw @spookedcrab ok so weirdly enough I’ve been considering doing a diverse/modern au Shakespeare couples project & so I’ve been doing designs in my sketchbook (& notebook during class) and these aren’t exactly what you were talking about but they were kinda close so I just wanted to share them?

I’ve always loved the idea of a black, Latinx & Afro-Latinx cast of R&J

Top pic - R&J (yes they’re loosely modeled off Jasmine & Anthony)

Middle two - my designs for Bencutio from 2015? So they’re slightly older. Two different designs I couldn’t decide between & then I fused the two together

Last two - my new redesign for Mercutio and Benvolio + a smooch bc I couldn’t help myself

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I’m working on a little project where the Breakfast Club are redesigned as poc! If these are meant to be universal characters that face relatable challenges and adversity set by social standards, then I thought it’d be interesting to see a diverse, modernized cast that have their backgrounds reflect their struggles. This is still in the early stages so stuff is likely to change, but I’ll probably be doing more of this in the future, maybe with other 80s movies!

power ranger feels

OKAY so i just went to see the power rangers movie! i didn’t know anything about power rangers before going. and i FREAKING LOVED IT :)

it was kind of like a modern, diverse, superhero version of ‘the breakfast club’?? except way more happens rofl. i love all the characters!!! they are developed so well despite having 5 of them share screen time, on top of plotty things. it’s just all the little details about them! and they don’t spell everything about those details out for the audience, which is so refreshing.

MY PRECIOUS AUTISTIC SON BILLY. i would seriously die for that boy. as would everyone else!!! he’s so lovely and clever and badass!!! just everything about him. and his lil excited clap, i’m crying gahhh. he literally brings them all together I CAN’T BELIEVE HOW GREAT HE IS.

ohhhh and my girl kimberly! i adored her character arc and growth so much. so real. before i saw the film i read that they’d cut a “romantic moment” between her and jason in his bedroom, and i am SO THANKFUL they did bc it definitely would have ruined the actual moment which was her realising something important about herself!! THANK YOU to the director/producers/editorswhoever else for having the self-awareness to cut it, they did her character a great service :)

TRINI. I AM SO PROUD OF HER. she’s just so relatable, and quietly works away in the background, but it actually crucial to the whole thing. the moment when she opens up to the group was PERFECT. ugh. (also fellow fans of the flash: CAPTAIN SINGH WAS IN IT AS HER DAD for like ten seconds lmao.) i just really love her, and if when they make a sequel i will be most interested to see how she’s developed!

asdfghjkl; okay zack is freaking hilarious and crazy and fun and so so necessary to balance the group out. but he’s also really perceptive!! HIS MUM. i cannot even. and how he says to the others that his mum is the best, with zero embarrassment??? ALL THE TEARS.

okay okay and the most surprising of all was jason - i was initially like, oh boy, what is this white jock dude gonna be like… but he was actually super caring and emotional, and SO PROTECTIVE OF BILLY from the very moment they meet. he helps kimberly find her way, and unites and inspires the team. and by the end of the film, he is actually realising and expressing all the emotions he’s feeling, which is AMAZING and such an important thing for cis straight boys.

DAMMIT NOW I’M CRYING AGAIN. just, everybody, you need to go see the power rangers film. even if you’ve never watched any power rangers stuff (like me). you don’t need to know anything, imo. the characters are what makes this movie so brilliant. <3

anonymous asked:

What's medaka box. never heard of it

WHAT!!!!

WUH BUH DUH

YOU MEAN YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF MEDAKA BOX?


ooooOOKAY….HAVE A SEAT YOUNG ‘UN

Let me tell you about the most balla ass ballaest ballin work of fiction in all of modern day fiction.

First off Let me just say this isn’t about to be some composed wikipedia article on medaka box. I am a fan neigh a follower no a Beleiver in this manga. It’s ended but it will never EVER!! stop being my favourite manga/anime/work of fiction. (Although my hero academia is chasing it’s tail quite closely). Neither is it going to be why Medaka box is champion of diverse modern fiction. I don’t have time for that. It’d take too Long and most people would suck their teeth, scroll past and move on. Plus I’m not good at outlining things like that I’d miss phrase things and get shit wrong. Probably make some people angry at me. My advice. Go read it . It is not a waste of time go track this down and read it it is Beautiful.

Now that that’s out of the way lets get into it shall we? Medaka Box is about this girl.

Her name is Kurokami Medaka (Or Medaka Kurokami f you wanna be all western about it) She is Basically the personification of that old preschool song ♫Anything You can do I can do better. I can do anything better than you♫ That’s it!. Her power is basically she will take whatever fancy shit you can do MAKE IT BETTER!!AND THEN FUCK YOU UP WITH IT!!   

This of course, Makes her Super Uber OP and is a main focus of the entire series. See because she’s so over powered. She doesn’t really understand what it’s like to be a normal person. She doesn’t know what it’s like to fail at something. She doesn’t know what it’s like to struggle to learn something , and because of that she envies normal people.She wishes to connect with them and understand what it’s like to be a Normal Person. So , she runs for student council  president Wins! and decides to implement a Suggestion Box.

The entire first Arc of the Manga is Her (by herself) recruiting her own student council and all in all making her school a better Place through her Suggestion Box. After this. It becomes more of your typical shonen manga fair except for one Little thing. 

SUPER

ULTRA

OP AS ALL FUCK!!!


Ladies

Seriously The Women in this manga  are a work of art. Literally and figuratively, and the best thing about it is at no point do they try and be abrasive about it. They aren’t like “mmm we’re better than men I am woman hear me roar” No. They are just there and they’re powerful and it really makes for some good fun. That’s not to say the Male characters aren’t done well. 

Zenkich her right hand man (and love interest) would make a perfect P.O.V Character were this manga a Novel. The thing I like about him most is that he isn’t your typical shonen support. I mean yeah at times he strives to live up to medaka but he doesn’t try to overtake her, nor is he jealous of her (at least not intentionally) He spends the entire series being a supportive friend and anchor that Humanizes her anytime she seems beyond reach, and even though it is romantic it isn’t his core reason for following medaka. In his mind she’s always been above him. and he just wants to be there to support and help her. I could go on and on about how Zenkichi is the actual example of a “Nice Guy” rather than the thirsty ulterior motive guys that complain about the friend zone.) but another time. Another place.

There are Lots of other cool male characters too.

But of course No Medaka Box post, discussion or interaction would be complete without the Mention of my absolute favorite asshole in all of Fiction.

KUMAGAWA MISOGI!!

This glorious magnificent piece of filth is my Number one reason for Loving this manga. He is the personification of our generation. A misanthropic,unapologetic sociopath with the ability to turn anything into nothing.Like literally Anything, You Like the color Blue? boom that shit never existed. Computer errors are Now called P.S.O.D(Pink Screen Of Death). You Like the sun That shit don’t exist no more yo. Fuck all your solar powered shit. How bout the universe? you like that right. Fuck all that noise this Bitch gives NO FUCKs!! 

Not to mention his wonderful fourth wall breaking moments.

Seriously I can’t stress enough How awesome this manga is. Go read it Nonny do it sooner than later cause this shiznit is awesome.

PIT’S MORTAL MOVIE REVIEWS: ANGEL RANGERS (2017)

I JUST TOTALLY SAW THE AWESOME NEW ADAPTATION OF THE CLASSIC ANGEL RANGERS SERIES AND IT WAS TOTALLY AWESOME!!!

It was a great film that stood out on it’s own among the series and did new things to help bring it into a modern light. The diversity of the cast is really something else as well. Unlike other Mortal Films, the addition of homosexual and autsistc characteristics into the characters didn’t play into any stereotype or feel like a gimmick.

All the Rangers felt like real people with real problems just being themselves! Which was awesome to see a deeper look into the retelling of these beloved characters from the 1990′s series.

The soundtrack was really well done too. A lot of mortal music helped blend the atmosphere and make the problems the team was facing seem grounded and real. 

A lot of people were complaining about the villain’s performance being over the top compared to the oth–

OH MAN I DIDN’T EVEN GET TO THE BEST PART!! THE FIGHT AT THE END WAS NUTSO!! LIKE POW! SWOOSH! BANG!! WE NEED ANGELZORD POWER!!! AND THEN HAWK SMACK–OH MAN! AND THE THEME! AND THE STUFF THAT–IT WAS SO COOL!!!

Um…Anyway. 

I give Angel Rangers 4 Empty Popcorn Buckets and this Gum I found under the seat! Would totally see it again!!

on small talk: origins

“where are you from” has become a sore in my mouth, a snake when i’m trying to speak silver, a reflexive cringing because i’ve heard it asked before and i know what it means—

they’re trying to read the slant in my eyes and the warmth in my skin and if my heart hid a gentler language that seeped into my speaking english they would try to read that too.

the thing is, “where are you from” has a thousand different answers, but they’re only looking for one.

should i tell them the truth: my home is the twenty thousand islands where i fell asleep every night to the prayers of my neighbors, the jawa barat that can claim my childhood of mosquito bites and two seasons, twelve years of growing up with a dozen languages rattling around my ears that i barely remember,

or should i tell them the truth: my home is the salt and spice and struggle of a tiny peninsula overflowing into the ocean that surrounds, buildings that crowd close enough to hide the sun, rice fields owned by distant relatives who profess their affection in second helpings and the sincerest of compliments,

or should i tell them the truth: my home is the country that i did not choose, the wide sprawled curiosity that can claim my birth, my tongue, my loyalty if i felt any, the heritage i still haven’t grown into, the melting pot of cultures that make up my sole inheritance,

or should i tell them the truth, at any rate the only one they will hear:

i’m from south korea. really, that’s what you were going to guess? i know, i look korean. yes, my accent is perfect. no, i don’t watch korean dramas. no, i don’t listen to k-pop. no, i am not a true daughter of the motherland i have spent less than a month total living in, isn’t it funny? or rather, isn’t it awkward that i don’t fit your fetishized fantasy of stereotypes i can’t seem to shake off because they’re attached to my very literal skin?

the thing is, “where are you from” is too many questions at once—where were you born? where do you live? where do you love? but i have never loved places so much as i’ve loved people, and how can i tell them i’m from the people i called home more than anything else?

it’s just another answer they wouldn’t understand, another explanation they don’t actually want to hear, another reply as vague and indescribable as the query it matches so instead i say

“no where in particular”

because as long as we’re being honest, that answer rings truer than all the others: i am the modern nomad, the diversity that looks nice on television when people talk about representation but is a lot harder to navigate when you’re a person faced with questions like “where are you from” because after all these years, i still don’t know.

  • Someone: Why do you like the Throne of Glass series so much?!
  • What I say: I mean - the Throne of Glass series is a modern treasure. The diverse characters, the incredible plot line, the immersive writing - just wow. There are extremely strong, independent female characters, including women of colour, badass LGBT women and characters that have been in slavery or prostitution. The way Sarah J. Maas weaves a tale of adventure and excitement without rushing the plot is a rare gift in writing, and keeps the reader hooked throughout the series. The Throne of Glass Series is a YA masterpiece that is changing the face of YA literature.
  • What I want to say: there's a super scary looking wyvern that loves rolling in flowers
BH6 Catboy/Dogboy AU Headcanons

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I’m putting this in a separate post because it is in no way necessary to appreciate dumb but cute pictures of people acting like animals.  But because I overthink everything, including this, here are some headcanons on what that universe is like.  Warning:  Really long and rambly >.>

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anonymous asked:

Can you recommend me some diverse YA books?

Sure! I need to read a lot more myself, especially by non-majority authors, but here are some… 

  • All of the Above by Juno Dawson – Lots of diversity in terms of sexuality (including asexual representation); main character is bisexual and mixed race. 
  • Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne Main character has OCD and anxiety. 
  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell – One of the two protagonists is mixed white and Korean. 
  • Hollow Pike by Juno Dawson – Features a relationship between two girls. 
  • Radio Silence by Alice Oseman  Comes out in about two weeks. Alice has said that four of the five main characters are LGBTQ+. 
  • Shadows on the Moon by Zoë Marriott – Set in Japan-like fantasy world. Japanese lead and black love interest.
  • Solitaire by Alice Oseman – Main character has depression, and there’s a beautiful relationship between two boys (which is explored in more detail in the novella Nick and Charlie). 
  • The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson – Story focuses on two trans characters (one trans boy, one trans girl).  
  • The City’s Son by Tom Pollock – Main character’s best friend is Muslim and plays a key role; I believe she becomes the protagonist in the sequel, The Glass Republic
  • The Engelsfors trilogy by Sara B. Elfgren and Mats Strandberg – One of the protagonists is mixed white and Iranian; main love story is between two girls.  
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – This isn’t reflected by the film adaptation, but Katniss is olive-skinned and of ambiguous ethnicity in the text. 
  • The Spider King’s Daughter by Chibundu Onuzo – Set in Lagos, all-Nigerian cast. 
  • The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh – Set in Khorasan (modern-day Iran); racially diverse characters; Middle Eastern lead and love interest(s). 
  • Way Down Dark by James Smythe – Main character is of mixed Japanese and aboriginal Australian descent. 
  • Wing Jones by Katherine Webber – Out in early 2017. Mixed race lead, black love interest. 

Also, if I may recommend some Adult titles: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley features a central relationship between a Japanese man and an English man, and River of Ink by Paul M. M. Cooper is set in Sri Lanka and has an all-POC cast (as far as I could tell). 

Unfortunately, I haven’t any books with physically disabled main characters, apart from The Fault in Our Stars. This is something I’d like to correct, so please feel free to shoot me some recommendations. 

Juno Dawson also has a great list of diverse books here.

Cars for the signs & why
  • Aries: Ford Focus - simple but can pack a punch
  • Taurus: Toyota Rav4 - always ready for an adventure
  • Gemini: Kia Soul - compact and modern
  • Cancer: Jeep - very diverse vehicle
  • Leo: Chevrolet Corvette - sexy, just like they are
  • Virgo: GMC Yukon - big vehicle for random camping trips
  • Libra: Ford Mustang - fierce and mysterious
  • Scorpio: Lamborghini - power is everything
  • Sagittarius: RAM Truck - a family-oriented vehicle
  • Capricorn: Dodge Challenger - strong, dark, aloof
  • Aquarius: Cadillac XTS - classy but still fun
  • Pisces: Smart Car - tiny, compact, and fun
Fragments from Iannis Xenakis' diaries

September 1951: how to introduce voices, cries of pain, sobs, into music?  September 1952: I must continue to strip down sound and rhythm. To reduce them to their most primitive expression… To find composition in its secret hiding place at the deepest level of primitive art. The opposite of modern diversity and complexity! The origin of music, that’s what must be put back into place… Relearning to touch sound with our hands - that’s the heart, the essence of music!