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loviattara  asked:

This blog is a delight! Could you recommend some post-punk revival (or other newer goth or synth) bands with female vocalists?

Hard question, since there are many of those, actually, mostly on the synthier side of our scene. The dude-on-synths and chick-on-vocals combination actually became a bit of a disease in roughly 2010 - 2015, imo.
Anyway, by heart I now get to this (in no particular order) : EvaBelgrado, Tropic of Cancer, Sally Dige, Further Reductions, Tetra Plok, La Fete Triste, Dream Affair, Sixth June, Phosphor, Minuit Machine, Zola Jesus, Pleasure Symbols, Winter Severity Index, Low Sea, BOAN, Tempers, Soma Sema, Schonwald, Hante, Linea Aspera, Keluar, Lebanon Hanover.    

The thing is that my knowledge of music goes much wider when it comes down to ‘80s music (still, my personal taste can be find here more than in the revival bands, too) and so that I am afraid I’ll raise music that you’ll probably came across already. It’s definetely less underground because it’s newer, obviously.

Btw, my favorite female vocalist is Simona Buja from Kirlian Camera - sadly she can only be heard on some of the band’s 1980s tracks (Blue RoomEdges, Eclips, Heldenplatz). The best female-lead project would be Propaganda with the then 19-year-old Claudia Brücken. The album A Secret Wish (1985) is truly one of the best albums ever. 
Some other older music with really good female vocalists: Yazoo, Shark Taboo, Paraf (only 1984) & Angel of the Odd.

It’s actually disgusting how people are calling this “UK Independence Day”. I can tell you that how the UK is treated by the EU is no where in the same league on how the empire treated the rest of the world. The EU protects against our human rights being violated, and we have an actual say in how it’s been run. The wealth of the British Empire was built on the blood, theft, slavery, rape, and genocide of people across the world. To compare that to this quasi-fascist propaganda project is the epitome of ignorance and entitled colonialist mindset.

anonymous asked:

The Mercator projection wasn't created for propaganda, it was created for navigation. The whole purpose of this map was that a straight line on a map made a straight route to the location it pointed to, which made navigation safer for seafarers. This is due to complicated math used to make this map, which also causes the distortion. This math is missing in other projections, which makes them poor for navigation. That said, an equal-area map is still better for a classroom.

Thank you for sharing :)

livelyjackass  asked:

So whats your opinion on FAegon? Not in terms of his purpose in the story, but the man himself. I would like to think that while he thinks he's very entitled, there is goodness and honor in him. Very naive, very prideful.

I think the whole idea with Aegon as a person is that beneath the self-conscious fantasy-story spin in which he’s been cloaked, he’s utterly ordinary. He’s quite arrogant, no question, but that’s above all a product of being raised in a bubble where he’s constantly told he’s The Most Important Person In The World; this is GRRM’s satirical commentary on Chosen One narratives. Aegon strikes me as a generally good-hearted bro who is way out of his depth because neither Varys nor Illyrio nor Jon Connington are actually considering him as a person, just as a vessel for their own occasionally congruent ambitions. 

Again, this is GRRM de-threading Chosen One tropes, showing them up as propaganda and projections that your average dude isn’t going to be able to live up to, especially when the actual protagonist comes calling with fire and blood. 

(Oh, and look: I know this is just my pet peeve, but I really hate “fAegon.” Call him Aegon, y’all, context will make clear which one you’re talking about, and even though he’s not Elia and Rhaegar’s son, Aegon is still his name. Did Theon’s ADWD storyline not teach us the importance of this?)

Some Thoughts on “The Captain America Adventure Hour”

When I first began watching Agent Carter, I wondered if Peggy’s hatred of the aforementioned radio program was due to its misrepresentation of her or some other factor. I have recently come to the conclusion that it was due to some other factor, namely its portrayal of Steve.

While the show’s portrayal of her as a weak, silly, damsel in distress/love interest likely contributed to her dislike of it, I believe on a certain level she may have been expecting it to present her that way, as she is all too familiar with society’s attitude toward women, and knew that there would be no way anyone other than the Howling Commandos would be willing to admit that a woman played just as important a role in the deeds of Captain America as Captain America himself did. I think her deeper issue with the show was just how much of Steve’s personality and character it disregarded and ignored.

As I’m sure many of you who watch Agent Carter have noticed, “The Captain America Adventure Hour”, as its title suggests, is only concerned with Captain America, not with Steve Rogers. They present him as a sort of one dimensional stereotyped hero, baritone voiced and over dramatic and given to long winded morality speeches accompanied by a punch to his enemy’s face, and that wasn’t him at all. Steve Rogers didn’t give speeches about morality, he just had a strong sense of it and tried to live morally whenever and however possible. His automatic solution to a problem was not violence, but he would use it if given no other choice. He lived most of his life having to rely on his intelligence rather than his physical strength, and he continued to do so even once he was no longer physically weak. He was a man of strong convictions, who felt everything so very deeply. The man in the show was not the man Peggy knew, the man who wept for hours over his friend’s death, who fought not because he wanted to but because he believed he had to, who was so much more than the overblown patriotism that the people who used him as a propaganda tool projected onto him. Peggy knows, though, that the “Captain America Adventure Hour”’s portrayal of him, however inaccurate, is how the world will remember him, and that is why she hates it so much.

Of course, North Korea denies hacking, threatens to blow up White House over movie

Syfy channel’s Sharknado was more believable than the North Korean government. 

from Daily Mail:

North Korea has threatened more attacks against the U.S. government and other American institutions in the wake of the hack on Sony which cancelled the release of The Interview.

The government - which was outraged by the film showing the assassination of leader Kim Jong Un - also claimed to have ‘clear evidence’ that the U.S. government engineered the project as a 'propaganda’ attack against North Korea.
In a ranting post published by the state news agency KCNA, Korean authorities hit back in an escalating war of words in which they say they will 'blow up’ the White House - while bizarrely continuing to deny they have anything to do with the cyber attacks on Sony.

Referring to the United States as a 'cesspool of terrorism’, the communist dictatorship said that it has already lashed out at the 'citadels of the U.S. imperialists’, naming the White House and Pentagon in particular.
A release, translated from Korean, said: 'The DPRK [North Korea] has already launched the toughest counteraction.

'Nothing is a more serious miscalculation than guessing that just a single movie production company is the target of this counteraction.’

'Our target is all the citadels of the U.S. imperialists who earned the bitterest grudge of all Koreans.

'The army and people of the DPRK are fully ready to stand in confrontation with the U.S. in all war spaces including cyber warfare space to blow up those citadels.’

But despite its bellicose language, the state continued to deny it had anything to do with the original hack, for which a group calling themselves the Guardians of Peace has claimed credit.

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I can’t believe Sony and the movie theater chains caved to these clowns.