north west star

i was having a p normal day until i remembered someone told me hawke says grace before eating sebastian’s ass and now im mad because for my guy at least it’s probably true

you would not believe your dicks

if ten million lone star ticks

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You know what… I work so hard to preserve this family’s image and to make us look better than the Disicks, but I’m to the point of exhaustion. I’m done covering up for this one and DadYe better not come crying to me the day Donald Trump isn’t returning his calls.

My little sister wanted one of my star trail photos for her room. This was the second star trail image I ever made (I don’t like it, but she does.) This was made with one exposure that lasted for about 2 hours. That glow off to the left of the image is the milky way. I cleaned it up as best I could and sent it off for printing. As I write this I have no idea if it came out well or not. 

camelpoojuice  asked:

Has there been an ask about Star Wars here before? I tried seeing the tags but I didn't see any. I know a lot of people are hyped about the new Star Wars but I could never really get into it as a child and even now. I see so many things about Star Wars are inspired by or taken from different Asian cultures, bits and pieces, but there's barely any Asian people in it.

I don’t believe we’ve gotten asks about it before, but I’ve been waiting. Oh have I been waiting. Because I can relate. I saw it as a kid and was honestly repulsed. Back then obviously I didn’t know the meaning of cultural appropriation, but I saw it and was mad that a white woman got to wear things from my culture but I couldn’t. Apparently in the comics there were Asian characters, but in the movies.. Where?? What Asians?

Since I’m not into it either I’ll only talk about a few specific instances of appropriation that boil my blood:

Natalie Portman as casted as padme has been placed in tons of appropriative costumes. Her hairstyles have been appropriated from Hopi hairstyles. You can even see in the link a photo of the actress who played leia in this hairstyle right next to a Hopi woman. Natalie Portman has been placed in Mongolian traditional hairstyles/ headdresses, makeup and attire, Japanese kimono and hairstyles. Princess leia’s “slave outfit” is also creepily reminiscent of WE/ME/NA dance outfits. 

George Lucas did this, maybe not knowingly, because people think Indigenous and Inner Asian cultures are “becoming extinct”, “wild” and therefore “exotic”. They’re othered in real life and this movie mimics that. He thinks that because Hopi people and Mongolians aren’t well known that people won’t recognize the blatant theft of these significant cultural fashions. He also apparently thinks that Inner Asian, Indigenous American, and East Asian cultures are interchangeable which is racist and harmful. 

The entire premise of the movie is appropriation. Apparently even the Jedis were based off of Chan Buddhism and Hermetic ideology. (Normally I wouldn’t consider Hermeticism a religion that can be appropriated from, but in the context of this movie North African cultures are already being appropriated from so it creates an environment that makes appropriation and bastardization of Hermeticism possible). There are so many instances of cultural and religious appropriation that I don’t have the energy to list it all. It’s bad.

I’m glad that there are a few more cast members of color because it means representation. Which is good. Being able to see yourself in a character in a major film is amazing. But the glaring racism repulses me, and I didn’t get to see myself in any characters when I saw the movies, just a white lady in yellowface wearing my culture, and badly.
-NJ

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So it appears the last Christines to have beaded bodices in West End was:

  • Rachel Barrell (2004-06)
  • Celia Graham (2002-07)
  • Robyn North (2003-04, 2007-09)
  • Tabitha Webb (2005-06, 2009-11)

It looks like the first Christine - or at least the first principal - to wear the hotstone decorated bodices was Gina Beck in 2008.

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“Goddamn it!” Ophelia yelled into the woods, looking around her surroundings. “That’s it, I’m officially lost.” Apparently it took almost half an hour of walking around in circles for her to figure this out, this was supposed to be glamorous but nothing glam about how glum she felt right now. She searched her mind for anything of survival based, “uh…the north star points west…or maybe it was the moss grows on the north side…” Needless to say the city girl didn’t know one thing about nature.    

She needed to find help, before the sun went down. Which according to how the sky was a gradient of pink turning orange, the nightfall was coming fast. She needed a way to find the camp grounds, but her only resources were giant trees. “OH!” Without another thought, like maybe one about the fact that she’s never climbed a tree before, she grappled up the trunk and up to one of the closest and thickest branches. Gazing across the terrain, she could only see further into the forest where a young man seemed to be whistling to himself as he walked, “SEUNGHOON!” She shouted before waving her arms sporadically, sometimes she was glad she was friends with that dork.