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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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@villa-kulla said:

My Native American history is patchy as hell but this was making me curious so I was googling how certain famous Native American historical figures learned English, and it usually seemed to be from trading with European settlers. I saw that the Comanche specifically traded horses a lot and supplied a lot to the California Gold Rush, during which Red would have been reeeeeeeally young. So maybe Red’s parents traded horses with lots of settlers and bright little Red picked up English that way,…

I was wondering if it might be linked to the ‘path is different’ idea: is Red being urged out into the white world because he speaks impressive English? ‘I’m hungry’ is surprisingly idiomatic, suggesting that he’s learnt to be fluent from someone; perhaps a captive or someone his camp took in? Did he discover an unusual talent for languages?


Beautiful fields of Sarracenia leucophylla, the White-Topped Pitcher Plant, in Baldwin Co., Alabama. Unfortunately upwards of 95% of native American Sarracenia pitcher plant fields such as these have been eradicated in the name of human progress and development in the South-Eastern US. Many botanic authors of yesteryear waxed poetically about the endless horizons of colorful Sarracenia pitchers once found in American swamps and forest edges. Truly, the loss of these ecosystems is heart-wrenching.  [not my photos]

anonymous asked:

is it ok to use a native but not cherokee person in an aesthetic for piper?

see like, the way i see it is ideally you would use a cherokee person, but there are very few native models and actors out there (and a lot of them are older), so sometimes the best you can do is find a native person. I’ve been looking for a long time and unfortunately all the people I’ve found who look like how I can imagine Piper are not Cherokee. It’s really hard to find people. (Especially because a surprising number of native models/actresses who are younger come from Alberta, I didn’t know that, it caught me off guard.)

Some Observations

1. I think it’s hilarious that Yuri is having chips and soda in the off-season, even when Yakov probably told him to lay off those.

2. Also, can I talk about the portrayal of Hasetsu’s failing tourism industry? It’s so subtle you don’t notice it at first, but like,

Yeah, who’s that? I’ve never seen good-looking foreigners before. Must be someone famous, eh? (he literally also doesn’t notice The Katsuki Yuuri.)


Viktor’s a big deal in Hasetsu. Such a big deal that Yuuri (probably of equal importance, since he’s a native Famous Sportsperson) could run past them unnoticed.

Every head turns when a foreigner is in the vicinity.

Really, Yuuri?!

Again, self-explanatory.

3. Yakov can’t know that Yuri is in Japan just by looking at the post. It isn’t even geotagged. Yuri’s Angels were probably discussing it in the comments. Either that, or Yakov is great at making assumptions.

EDIT: Thanks, @mapofeverything and @traumenddreamz for pointing out the kanji on the train station sign behind Yuri! 

4. Seriously, Yuuri, how many of these Russian dolls have you bought from Sochi? Do they remind you of Viktor?  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

He even displayed those dolls in front of the TV. Not enough space? Needs a reminder of what happened in Sochi at every turn? This young man… needs help…

I love that Yuuri has a shrine for Viktor. I love it.

5. I saw @otabekismybff’s meta about how Yuri prefers the Russian language and Russian customs over most other things. One example was how he adamantly used a fork to eat his katsudon. But I guess we all missed his Character Development the first time because his food is served with a pair of chopsticks after the first couple of days:

This screenshot is from episode 2. That looks like a soup spoon in the bowl to me. But later,

Those are chopsticks. He was probably learning how to use chopsticks in the time before this scene.

6. Eh, Yuri, you say you don’t take baths with other people? i.e. Character Development, the sequel:

(I’ve read meta that Yuri doesn’t mind being in a bath with Yuuri because of his possible crush, but as I will mention again later, one week or so was enough bonding for all three of them, crush or not.)

A beautiful screencap. Iconic.

7. I was fixated on the colours of the skate guards because that’s what Kubo-sensei told us to do (she said so in an interview).

This screencap is from episode 2:

If you squint in episode 4, you’ll know that Viktor’s skate guards are the teal/blue ones on the table. As we all know, Yuuri’s are the red/white ones under the table. That leaves the violet/black ones on the side to be Yuri’s. Take from that what you will, I guess?

8. I couldn’t help but notice the water bottles as well…

Again, Character/Relationship Development definitely happened in one week, because if you squint at this screencap, you’ll notice that the three of them are finally putting their water bottles together. NGL that’s really cute.

And that concludes my list of observations after watching the same episodes of Yuri on Ice at least 10 times. Send help.

It kind of makes me very mad when people tell PoC to calm down on subjects that affect us personally. For example, the whitewashing in the media. We see literally black celebrities, like Rihanna, Beyoncé, Drake, etc. appear whiter on magazine covers and articles and on all types of media, and sometimes look as if their race is completely changed! Let me tell you something: We cannot calm down about this. Because I have to tell my 5 year old cousin that she’s beautiful when she tells me that she wants to be pretty like the girls on TV. Because I used to avoid taking in sun because I didn’t want to be darker. Because my aunt asked my grandpa for a skin whitening cream when she was younger. Because my grandma used to do this funny thing to my sister’s nose so that it would be thinner.

This is why I will never apologise for us being angry. You white people, you will never understand growing up feeling inadequate and worthless because of your skin colour. You will never experience seeing everyone on TV and seeing your idols being whiter than you, or being just so dramatically different than you, that you feel like you have to be that way too.

You can’t just tell someone they’re “making drama” or “getting angry over nothing” when it’s something that you’re blind to, but we see every day. I mean, shit, how many Latino artists have chart toppers right now? I don’t mean someone that could pass as white, I mean a proper brown person. In fact, how many black people who don’t sing rap, R&B, or soul are on the radio? Can you name one native who is a famous celebrity in Hollywood? One Arab? Hindi? Pakistani? Do you see the issue here? How many people of colour are making a successful life for themselves, away from the already existent stereotypes?

Sorry, jealous bitter racists, I cannot shut up about this, and I cannot get over it either. It’s there, it’s present, and I feel it every day! I feel it because I see it with my own eyes!

Yes, I made this post in light of the whitewashing that not only the supposedly all inclusive, Pro-PoC fandom does to Calum, a self proclaimed brown half Maori man, but also the actual photos used by magazines and articles and album covers and profile pictures (!!!) used by 5SOS. And, man, if you’re actually offended when we, the people that suffer from subtle and sometimes not-so-subtle racism, bring light to this issue, then… I have nothing to say to you.

fialleril  asked:

Okay prompts: Write me a thing about giant dweeb Vaderkin attempting to woo Padme.

WELL OF COURSE. for reference, an attempt on padme’s life was made, vader was assigned as her guard, because palpatine’s a shitty person who wants to make vader’s life worse. this is the period directly after they part ways. (in the actual fic, the scene will probably change - but enjoy the draft of it for now! i apologize for any mistakes in advance)

Red Roses, Too |read on ao3|

Seetoo had layered on the various silks and cloths thick, making movement difficult.

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“When I rise from the dead, the world shall tremble.”

“Who ever opens my tomb, shall unleash an invader more terrible than I.”-alleged script from Timur’s tomb and casket

February 18, 1405- After a lifetime of conquest and war, on the march to defeat the one power in the world who could even dare to challenge him, Timur, also known as Tamerlane, dies en route to invade Ming China. Starting out as the leader of a small raiding band, Timur would become the master of an empire spanning from his his capital at Samarkand, down into India, across Afghanistan and all of Iran, to Baghdad, Anatolia, and the Caucasus, though he never took a title for himself higher than Emir. Despite his brutal tactics and nature, the storied pyramids of skulls, Samarkand became a center of culture and art in the Islamic world. He spread Persian learning to Transoxiana and Timurid architecture, itself inspired by a mosque in Damascus, would evolve into the onion domes of Russian churches and the beautiful spires of the Taj Mahal. 

‘Then shall my native city, Samarcanda…
Be famous through the furthest continents,
For there my palace-royal shall be placed,
Whose shining turrets shall dismay the heavens,
And cast the fame of Iion’s tower to hell.’

  -Christopher Marlowe, Tamburlaine the Great                                         

Picture- A forensic facial reconstruction of Timur by M. Gerasimov (1941).

June 18, 1961

Eddie Gaedel, the 3’ 7" Illinois native made famous by Bill Veeck, who employed him to be the Browns’ lead-off batter for one at-bat in a game played in 1951, is found dead lying in his bed with bruises on the left side of his face, most likely as the result of an assault after being followed home from a Chicago bowling alley. Bob Cain, the opposing Tiger pitcher who issued a base-on-balls in the infamous stunt, is the only person from major league baseball to attend the funeral of the 36 year-old unemployed little person, whose cause of death will be determined by a coroner’s inquest to be the result a heart attack.

Chief Iron Tail (Sinte Maza). Oglala Lakota. 1913. Photo by De Lancey W. Gill. Source - National Anthropological Archives. “Iron Tail was one of the most famous Native American celebrities of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and a popular subject for professional photographers who circulated his image across the continents. Iron Tail is notable in American history for his distinctive profile on the Buffalo nickel or Indian Head nickel of 1913 to 1938.”


This is the opening to the pirates attraction over in Disneyland Shanghai. I am putting this up here due to a minor detail they put in the ride that I think is phenomenal. And that is right around to when the boats get into the mercado area there is a faint animal noise in the background. Anyone know what that noise is? IT’S THE COQUI! The native and famous frog to Puerto Rico which makes the iconic co QUI noise at night. A detail that would require someone actually going to pr to understand Coqui’s are everywhere in PR. And for them to put that little noise in the background shows a level of authenticity to having this ride take place in the Caribbean! 

anonymous asked:

Can you explain your fractal turtles tag?

I surely can.  But when the lecture grows excessive - remember, you’re the one who asked :D

I first heard the ‘turtles all the way down’ story in college in a course on native studies.  It’s a famous quote (several possible origins have been proposed) and has been used and adapted extensively for all kinds of short-hand references, from science to cultural appropriation.

The version I heard was basically this quote from wikipedia:

After a lecture on cosmology and the structure of the solar system, William James was accosted by a little old lady.

“Your theory that the sun is the centre of the solar system, and the earth is a ball which rotates around it has a very convincing ring to it, Mr. James, but it’s wrong. I’ve got a better theory,” said the little old lady.
“And what is that, madam?” Inquired James politely.
“That we live on a crust of earth which is on the back of a giant turtle,”
Not wishing to demolish this absurd little theory by bringing to bear the masses of scientific evidence he had at his command, James decided to gently dissuade his opponent by making her see some of the inadequacies of her position.
“If your theory is correct, madam,” he asked, “what does this turtle stand on?”
“You’re a very clever man, Mr. James, and that’s a very good question,” replied the little old lady, “but I have an answer to it. And it is this: The first turtle stands on the back of a second, far larger, turtle, who stands directly under him.”
“But what does this second turtle stand on?” persisted James patiently.
To this the little old lady crowed triumphantly. “It’s no use, Mr. James – it’s turtles all the way down.”

So ‘turtles all the way down’ can be a short-hand for “when you look at the workings of this thing, you see that the explanation for or evidence of ‘how it works’ is ‘because it works’”  With a very slight shift, then, ‘turtles all the way down’ can also be short-hand for ‘the fact that you can self-reference this and it still makes sense, is evidence that self-referencing is proof that it makes sense.’

In the world of meta discussions  - conversations not on the storytelling specifically, but on how the underpinnings of that story telling creates what we see - you can get even more meta; such that ‘in the process of creating this story, they actually lived a microcosm of this story’.  And THEN you can have conversations about THOSE conversations - at which point you’ve hit what I’m tagging as ‘meta on meta’ (though I use that tag ironically a lot).

On reading bonehandledknife​‘s post regarding a 7th viewing of Fury Road, lies​ exclaimed ‘I mean we’re talking 7th level turtles here; that’s a pretty deep turtle’ and I ended up practically on the floor laughing going IS THIS A CIRCLE OF HELL REFERENCE IN COMBINATION WITH TURTLES?? (not sure where you were at with that one lies​, but that was where my brain went :D)

I quipped to the spouse that I had some turtle tag one-upping to accomplish here, so clearly ‘fractal turtles’ was going to have to come into existence.  Again, I mostly use it ironically to indicate when the meta-on-meta discussions have disappeared into their own navels (which I love, I do not denigrate those discussions for a moment); but I also use it in all seriousness on a few occasions.  The post where I’m most literal about using ‘fractal turtles’ is this one, with my quote:

NICE.  EXACTLY.  It’s not necessarily planning, but if it’s a by-now-instinctive understanding of incredibly dimensioned story telling…it is.  It’s just operating under the hood, as it were.

Takes me back to your ‘Film-maker intent’ post:  “While I can see where a person might come from this idea that “I feel like that carries more weight if it was deliberate”, this… Okay, Yes it was deliberate and No it’s completely not deliberate, simultaneously.”

If you are telling a story with fully realized characters, in a fully realized universe, with honesty and a clarity of intent this sharp…of course coincidences of resonant story telling are going to happen.  They’re going to happen all over the place.  The important thing isn’t whether or not the director intended each and every one of them - the important thing is that they are a symptom of, evidence of, a mercilessly honest story set in an internally consistent universe, populated by realistically complex characters.

We’re not making shit up by noticing these themes, we’re digging into a fractal-like complexity of story integrity - where at every scale the story reveals its complexity and clarity.

hope this is helpful anon…and I hope you are not, yourself, now awash in turtles

Art of Inuit

The Inuit people, also known as the Eskimos, are one of the most famous native peoples in the world. While it is commonly believed that they live in Alaska and Greenland, a large number of them actually live in Canada. The Inuit tribes in Canada are spread across various territories, which include the Nunavut territory, the northern part of Quebec, the region of Labrador, and other areas as well, and they are known as the Inuit Nunaat. The Inuits who live in Alaska and Greenland are known by a different name.