scottish people will get it!

Asian Representation in Media: The Art of Yellowface and Cultural Appropriation in the name of “Feminism”

There has been a specific issue that has particularly angered and annoyed me. That issue is asian representation in media particularly with the use of yellowface and cultural appropriation in Hollywood/Celebrity Culture. Also the role of Hollywood not casting/hiring asian directors, actors, and actresses. I could talk about Ironfist and Matt Damon in The Great Wall which uses the white saviour narrative and asian people as background characters but I am going to focus on white woman and there “white feminism”.


1. Lets start off recently with the photoshoot Vogue did with Karlie Kloss. In this photoshoot, Karlie Kloss, a white woman, is portraying a geisha with the background being Japan. This is not only a case of yellowface but also an instance for the Western audience of Vogue to consume an orientalist fantasy. Karlie Kloss, has apologized but it means nothing from a person who also wore a Native-American headdress at Victoria Secret fashion show and most likely will not face any consequences for her actions.
2. Scarlett Johansson portraying Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell is another instance of yellowface and a white actor taking a role from an Asian person. There has been a lot of controversy with this movie among asian fans. I haven’t watched the trailer because not going to support this trash movie but from what I read online the whole entire background of the movie is set in Japan. The story/setting is Japanese with scenes of japanese characters death. One argument is but “Motoko is a cyborg, cyborgs don’t have a race”. To shut down that argument in the trailer Motoko’s mom is a Japanese woman and in the manga there are clear visual distinctions between caucasian and asian women. Also there was the whole controversy of CGI people with asian features.
3. Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One. There has been controversy this movie with the casting and with the whole Tilda Swinton vs. Margaret Cho emails. First off, two asian characters Wong and the Ancient One in comics were incredibly racist depictions of asian people. The writers and directors changed Wong to not be just a sidekick and manservant to Doctor Strange but to be a strong character by himself, arguably. With that information, they did not even try to do the same with the Ancient One but instead cast a white woman. With the whole Tilda Swinton and Margaret Cho emails it was a classic case of a white woman wanting a person of colour to ease their white guilt and get approval from person of colour to forgive them of their mistakes. Tilda Swinton also tried to play the victim with the whole “it’s hard for a 55-year old, Scottish woman to get roles”. Well, it is hard for asian people to get roles period. Not only that the whole Doctor Strange movie reeked of orientalism.
4. Lastly, the Mulan movie from Disney. Another movie that had a lot of controversy when the initial script had the whole white saviour narrative written on it but then Disney reassured us that it would star asian characters. Mulan, recently got a director, Niki Caro, a white woman. There are so many asian directors that could’ve been given a chance but no they chose a white woman.
There are asian directors that are also women. I solved your problem Disney.

In regards, to Ghost in the Shell, Tilda Swinton, and Mulan this has been framed as a step towards “feminism” or framed as in the name of “feminism”. This isn’t an “asian vs. woman issue” you can have woman who are also from asian descent. WOW. This is literally a prime example of white feminism. Then there is Karlie Kloss who issued the apology with all I want to do is empower women and girls like that is such BS. You only want to empower white women. I am sick and tired of seeing white people take our roles and projects that are aimed for us. All of these examples, the use asian culture and asian people as the background just shows how disposable and unimportant we are and our stories are. It also shows the blatant white supremacy and capitalism interwoven in society/Hollywood. It shows how the “white gaze” works to favour white, Western audiences. There are 48 countries in Asia. We are not monolithic people. All I want and a lot of asians want is proper, media representation of Asian people.

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Last Days in the Desert (2016)

Ewan McGregor is Jesus – and the Devil – in an imagined chapter from his forty days of fasting & praying in the desert. 

anonymous asked:

(Aaa so I scrolled through your blog and I found brahe but also you probably already know this but your art is SO GOOD AND I'M IN AWE also brahe seems like the chillest would you mind telling more about him?)

LMAO thanks i’m glad u like brahe and my art but brahe is perhaps the least chill person on the face of the fucking planet

but yeah, lorenzo asa brahe is the head of the pr department for goddard futuristics, and he hates warren kepler with his entire being bc the asshole got fucking promoted for the pr disaster that was operation gigantic humiliating screwup, which basically means if kepler keeps up this pattern (and he does), brahe’s job just got a whole lot harder.

 he likes gin, opera music, whole foods, and jacobi (sometimes). he’s bisexual and a chronic stapler thief. he’s really pretty cool most  of the time but he’s also got anger issues that kepler’s whole… existence, really, isn’t helping with. he’s working on it. he’s definitely a chaotic good/chaotic neutral kinda guy. definitely a bit pretentious. he’s very hardworking and takes pride in his accomplishments. He really is an asset to goddard futuristics and the si-5, and he shudders to think where they would be without him (except for kepler. kepler can choke.)

EDIT: holy SHIT i forgot the most important part: his accent is a horrifying amalgamation of a southern (american) accent and a scottish accent, and he uses an equally horrifying sort of slang combo that nobody understands

Boo.

I was hoping they’d go into more detail about Sebastian and his army running away from Aveline and her guards in a flurry of terrified screams and dropped swords.

Tfw you get wolfenstein for ps4 and realize you totally forgot about how the most common armor bonus you can get is the helmets that you can shoot off people even after they’re dead so you’re just imagining captain fucking BJ absolutely plastered in helmets

anonymous asked:

I mean I understand why people are leaving SNP, even if I don't agree with it...but why the fuck are they going to the Tories as opposed to Labour?! I just can't make sense of it. There is legitimately no reason I can come up with in my mind, no example of Conservatism benefiting Scotland, no policy I can see the Scottish people agreeing with en masse. If they dislike IndyRef2, I get it. But the answer isn't to sell our country off piecemeal to fucking health insurance companies, surely? So why?

Because Scottish Labour pushed their voters to oust SNP MPs by voting Tory.

Like I’ve said, SNP vote share only dropped 1.7% and yet there’s been a huge reshuffling of seats. That’s because of unionist tactical voting.

AmyPoehlersSmartGirls: “Sent in my absentee last week wearing my @parksandrecnbc crew hat. Wish I was in NY to watch history in the making.” #imwithher #voteknope

More assorted Scottish Pidge things since I still really, really love this headcanon of mine & people seemed to like the last post

  • Pidge sometimes sings Scottish nursery rhymes, because sometimes the tunes just get stuck in your head without warning
  • (somewhere around hearing “Wee Willie Winkie” and “Ye Cannae Shove Yer Granny Off A Bus”, Lance came to the conlusion that Scottish nursery rhymes are really weird)
  • Pidge has convinced Allura and Coran that the haggis is a real animal and regales them with tales of how difficult they are to catch and how impossible to domesticate they are
  • Actually, Pidge has convinced everybody but Hunk and Shiro that the wild haggis is a real animal. Hunk knows the actual recipe for haggis and figured out the joke ages ago. He may or may not join in on it.
  • The only reason Pidge hasn’t convinced Shiro that the wild haggis is an actual animal is because Sam & Matt already did it on the way to Kerberos
  • Something or other leads to Pidge teaching the others how to ceilidh dance
  • Strip The Willow is an adventure because everyone ends up really, really dizzy and someone gets thrown off their feet at least twice.
  • (”Why do these dances have so much spinning?” “The people who invented them were drunk probably,”)
  • Pidge knows all the words to the Proclaimers’s “I’m Gonna Be” by heart and feels compelled to sing along to at least the chorus whenever the song plays and  h a t e s  it.

Cultural appropriation arguments are piss poor, and people don’t care about anything you say. Yes, wearing war bonnets is bad. That is understood. But I’ve heard so much crap like, you can’t eat tacos if you aren’t Mexican and you can’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo and don’t learn other languages, don’t wear tribal patterns. Someone even said you can’t wear ANYTHING with feathers on it. It’s literally such a bunch of crap. I’ve seen people attempt to reason with people who constantly scream “cUlturAl appropRIATION!1!1!1!” at EVERYTHING and they just don’t listen. Because apparently it’s only cultural appropriation if it’s a non white culture. Then they tell you white people have no culture. I’m Scottish and have a culture. I don’t get pissed when people dress in tartan or do terrible impressions of Scots. I’m not a fucking baby. There are so many “white cultures” so that’s a terrible argument and shut up. Then there’s my absolute favourite: You have never been oppressed it’s different. That is bullshit. You clearly don’t know shit about other heritages, Irish immigrants in Scotland and way way way back when Scotland and England were at war. So don’t talk shit. You either have it both ways and you stick strictly to your own culture and stop celebrating St. Patricks day by wearing green and getting drunk cause CULTURAL APPROPRIATION or you shut the hell up because you sound like whiney babies.

Taylor Swift & Calvin Harris: A Timeline of Their Adorable Romance, One Year Later

Can you believe it’s been one year since Taylor Swift first came face-to-face with her hot man?

Fellow pop singer Ellie Goulding introduced her to Harris.

“Calvin is a really great mate and he’s so fantastic, and Taylor is such a cool person who I love. I thought, ‘They’re both really awesome and both really tall, they’ll be brilliant together,’” she told The Sun last June.

Check out a timeline of Swift and Harris’ relationship.

Feb. 24, 2015: Swift lays her eyes on Harris at the ELLE Style Awards. A fan recently posted on Instagram a photo showing her and Goulding approaching him as he chats with crooner Sam Smith.

Feb. 25, 2015: A day later, Swift and Harris meet at the Brit Awards A source told E! News that that was “when they really connected” and that Harris “was taken with her.” The two also hung out at an after-party, along with Mick Jagger, 72, and continued to meet up after that day.

March 6, 2015: Swift and Harris are official.

March 25, 2015: Swift and Harris spark romance rumors when they are spotted at a Whole Foods in Nashville, wearing matching outfits.

March 26, 2015—PDA alert! Swift and Harris attend a Kenny Chesney concert in Nashville and reportedly get “snuggly” during the show.

April 2, 2015—major PDA: Swift and Harris attend a Haim concert at The Troubador in West Hollywood. At one point, she sits in his lap. After the concert ends, they leave together, holding hands, and drive off in the same car.

April 15, 2015: One of Swift’s besties, actress Jaimie King, calls Harris “a wonderful man.”

April 20, 2015: Swift and Harris are seen inside a car, leaving her home.

April 28, 2015—meow! Harris posts on Instagram a photo of Swift’s other two loves of her life—her cats, Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey.

May 9, 2015—more major PDA: Swift cheers on Harris as her performs at the 2015 Wango Tango concert and the two are later spotted sharing a kiss and holding hands backstage.

May 12, 2015: Swift and Harris stepping out together in Venice, Calif., holding hands.

May 17, 2015—onscreen love: Swift and Harris attend the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. Swift wins Top Billboard 200 Album and en route to the stage, she stops to embrace her beau, who kisses her on the cheek in front of everyone in the audience…including Styles and his ex Rita Ora.

May 26, 2015: Swift and Harris have dinner in New York City. He pays the bill. The two leave holding hands.

May 28, 2015: Swift and Harris get cozy while having lunch in the city. A source tells E! News, “They are trying to be as private as they can but they are also not afraid or hiding their affection towards each other when they are together in public. They both love New York City and this trip together is really easy and comfortable for them. They both love to eat out and also stay in and just chill.”

June 9, 2015—social media love: Swift posts her first Instagram pic with Harris and BFF Gigi Hadid joins in on the fun.

June 10, 2015: Swift share a pic showing her and Harris getting cozy on an inflatable swan in a swimming pool, saying, “Swan goals.”

June 11, 2015: A source tells E! News Swift and Harris “are spending every free day they have together” before the singer continues on her sold-out 1989 world tour.

June 14, 2015—friendly exes: Swift and Harris hang out with another celeb couple, Gigi Hadid and the singer’s ex Jonas, as well as Jessica Alba at Soho House in Hollywood.

June 23, 2015—concert shout-out: Swift performs in Glasgow in Harris’ native Scotland and tells the crowd, “I happen to love Scottish people.”

June 28, 2015—another group date: Swift and Harris get cozy as they join Jonas, Hadid and another BFF, Karlie Kloss, on a boat ride to a concert.

June 29, 2015: Swift performs in Dublin and sweetly gestures to Harris while singing her tune “I Know Places” as he watches her from near the sound desk.

July 2, 2015—officially “Instagram official”: Harris posts his first Instagram photo of Swift.

July 3, 2015: Swift and Harris spend the Fourth of July holiday together. The singer gets a piggyback ride from her beau.

July 17, 2015: Harris says in a radio interview things are “going absolutely fantastic” with him and Swift.

Aug. 11, 2015: Swift and Harris have dinner at the Italian restaurant Giorgio Baldi in Los Angeles. They “were laughing and being so cute together,” an eyewitness tells E! News, adding that Harris was a true gentleman—he pulled out his girlfriend’s chair for her and he paid the dinner bill.

Aug. 24, 2015—three magic words: Swift says “I love you” to Harris as he watches her perform a concert in Los Angeles.

Oct. 27, 2015: Harris attends Swift’s concert in Miami.

Nov. 4, 2015: Swift’s BFF Martha Hunt tells E! News Harris is “fabulous,” adding, “I’ve been on a lot of group dates, that’s for sure!”

Nov. 16, 2015: Harris snaps a photo of Swift’s cat Olivia chewing on her MTV Video Music Award and the singer posts it on her Instagram page.

Nov. 17, 2015: Swift and Harris have dinner in Hollywood. Another celeb couple, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham are seen exiting the restaurant soon after they do.

Dec. 13, 2015: Swift cozies up to Harris at her Christmas-themed 26th birthday party.

Dec. 23, 2015: The day before Christmas Eve, Swift shares a cute pic showing her and Harris building a snowman.

Dec. 31, 2015: On New Year’s Eve, Swift watches Harris perform at a Las Vegas nightclub party and also parties with actress Ruby Rose.

Jan. 4, 2016—engagement soon? A source tells E! News Swift and Harris “are definitely talking about their future together and the possibility of one day getting engaged.”

Jan. 12, 2016—dinner crasher: Swift and Harris have dinner in Los Angeles and are joined at their table by a young fan.

Feb. 15, 2016: Harris does not attend the 2016 Grammys, during which Swift wins three awards, because he is busy in the studio. After the ceremony, they meet up at Hyde nightclub and pack on some PDA.

Feb. 16, 2016: Harris posts on Twitter a pic of Swift accepting her Grammys for Album of the Year, tweeting, “Congratulations to my beautiful girlfriend.”

If you think that what’s happening in Scotland doesn’t matter then you’re wrong.

If you’re spreading lies about what’s happening in Scotland then you’re wrong.

If you think that you get to be hateful towards Scottish people because they want independence then you’re wrong.

This is their choice, not ours. If they want to go their own way then let them.

Yes, everything will change and it’s going to take time to adjust but you have to understand that this is a country’s future and you have to support what that country decides on.

From an English person to all the Scots out there: I’m with you no matter what you pick. Fuck the rude bastards who think they can spread lies and hate about this.

Scottish Anchor//A Liam Dunbar Imagine

Anon said: Can you do a Liam Dunbar one where Scott and Stiles stuck him in the bathtub on the full moon and you yell at him and go to help him and make a beat on the tub to help him calm down and that’s how he finds out that you’re his anchor and he’s in love with you (oh and also the reader is scottish and she sing to him in gaelic)

Liam is a precious cinnamon roll I need to write more with him

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 Liam sat in the tub, freezing water pounding on his back.

“Try to find an anchor. Something or someone that keeps you grounded and keeps your mind off the change,” Scott encouraged.

“I can’t!” Liam yelled.

“Try!”

Suddenly, the front door slammed. “Guys! I brought snacks and soda for movie night!”

“Shit, (Y/N)’s here,” Scott whispered.

They heard you walking up the stairs. “Guys?”

You knocked on the door. “What’s going on? Lemme in!”

“It’s not safe!” Stiles yelled.

“Bullshit!” you snarled. “Stilinski, if you do not let me in, I will kick the feckin’ door down.”

“(Y/N)–” Scott started.

“McCall, you let me in this bathroom right now!”

Scott opened the door and you stepped in, taking in the scene.

“Okay, first of all, what the hell. Second of all, why is Liam in the tub with the shower on? And it’s freezing! He’s gonna get hypothermia!”

“It’s a full moon and he hasn’t learned how to control the change yet,” Stiles said, explaining it like it was the most normal thing in the world.

You pinched the bridge of your nose. “Jesus fuck, okay, both of you. Out. Now.”

“It’s not safe!” Scott protested.

“You know what, it’s probably a lot safer for the person who didn’t stick his ass in a freezing shower. Leave.”

“Man, you’re mean for a sophomore,” Stiles whined.

“I’m Scottish. We are not a nice people. Get out or I will kick your ass.”

“Fine, we’re going.”

When they were gone, you turned the water off and sat next to Liam in the tub. “Hey.”

He clenched his fists. “You can’t be here. I’m gonna hurt you.”

You shook your head. “No you won’t.”

“You don’t know that!” he shouted.

“I do,” you said calmly. “I trust you.”

His breathing steadied slightly, but only just. “This isn’t having the desired effect,” he said warningly.

You rolled your eyes and sat in silence, Liam struggling to find an anchor and not kill the girl sitting next to him.

And then you began to play a steady beat on the side of the tub. It was calming. Even more so when you began to sing in a language he didn’t recognize.

As soon as you stopped singing, Liam felt the change stop.

You laced your fingers with his. “Better?” you asked, rubbing small circles on his palm.

He nodded. “Y-yeah. What language was that?”

“Gaelic.”

“That’s awesome.”

She smiled. “Are you gonna be okay?”

He nodded. “I think so. Can you stay with me? I don’t wanna be alone.”

You smiled softly and nodded. “Of course.”

Liam felt his heart speed up slightly and his cheeks grow warm. But it was different this time. 

You put an arm around him and pulled him against your chest. You ran you fingers through his hair and continued to sing under your breath.

As Liam felt your fingers in his hair and the small circles on his palm, he knew. You were his anchor and he was, without a doubt, in love with you.