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By now you’ve heard about the backlash mommy is receiving for defending Jeffree Star [who I just found out is not the same person as Ms. Jonathan]. I let her use a statement I previously had prepared for Auntie Kylie because I thought she would find herself in this situation way before mommy. Anyway, KKW Beauty’s powder contour and highlight kits drops 8/22!

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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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.

Summary: Victor Peeta Mellark and his wife, Katniss, find themselves thrown into the Capitol, under the watchful eyes of President Snow, as they prepare to take their places as leaders of the Rebellion. Will they be able to cope with the demands of the cause and their burgeoning family? Canon-Divergent. 

Sequel to “Look to the West”.

Chapter One of “North Star” is now available on FFn and AO3 for your reading pleasure! Thank you to my beta husband for editing and also…he made this banner! 

I’m so proud of him.

Also thank you to @keelaree and @smartalexy for pre-reading this first chapter. You are such dolls.

As always, feedback and comments are always welcome!

Happy Reading!

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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.

I went to the gym with Auntie Koko to check out her routine. First, she pedals on this bike for a very long time, but doesn’t go anywhere. After that she kills herself lifting heavy weights. At the end of the workout she looked sweaty, worn out and miserable. I now understand why Uncle Rob avoids this place.