stars are smart

as we all know, there are only 3 types of asian girl (abg, east asian pale kawaii future kpop star, and smart) and as much as we know and love these 3 dimensions of asian girl, i am here to tell you im fucking tired

I just wonder…why don’t people believe in astrology. Astrology is literally the study of stars and how the planets intertwine. Us humans are made of the same materials as stars. It wouldn’t be a mere coincidence if we somehow develop traits based off the alignment of stars and planets. It’s a science for a reason. It involves logic and critical thinking. Astrology should be used as a guide. We are the same as stars.

Chris Pine is The Best Chris

Nothing can convince me the other wise.

- “Men are not all that smart.”
- Starred in two big franchises (Star Trek, DCEU) as Kirk and Steve Trevor
- He can sing so damn well (watch him on Jimmy Kimmel, with Barbra Streisand, and in Into the Woods)
- His performance in Hell or High Water

*anyone can add more things in this list to prove he’s indeed the best Chris*

damnlettuce  asked:

The gif set with the little girl is so adorable. Do you get approached by kids often?

It depends on the cosplay!! As furiosa or Hawke or Enchantress – uhh no, not really. 

As Elsa, Korra, or Rey? ALL THE TIME. 

Though we have a long, long history with Star Wars kids, because we did Star Wars birthday parties for a year in Los Angeles for Character Masters. 

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@hpminorcharnet and @fortescuesnet: minor characters live - cedric diggory

boy’s got a head full of stars and a heart bigger than the known universe

robinasnyder  asked:

The someonecares story hit me real hard. Oh boy! I have so many things I want to knos. First is does any Jedi (especially the council) tell Qui-Gon off for babying obi-wan? And does Qui-Gon ever get mad at people for things they haven't done yet? Like just viciously kicking dooku's ass around the training rooms for going sith when he hasn't yet? (It just occured to me that might seem kinda darkside to people, both the attachment and the weird bursts of anger). Anyway, thank you!

Its a slippery slope.

Qui-Gon has to remind himself that these are not the people who committed the acts, not yet. He has to grasp himself by the neck in the salle and not pound Yan into a pulp the few times he’s there long enough for them to spar.

Meditation is needed during those times and he lets go of his rage and grasps the calmness instead. But he makes sure to reach out and asses him for how grey the other has become. He will not hesitate on the day Yan shows signs of Falling, no…

He still remembers the desolate expression on Obi-Wan’s face, all alone as he was on Tatooine.

Yan Dooku was not the only perpetrator, but he is the one Qui-Gon usually meets and sees.

Not that he’s always happy with Yoda and he makes sure that is well known this time around, that the master meddles to much in things he shouldn’t and that the Order has become much to political. He’s starting to wedge a gap between himself and Mace because of his rather loud opinions.

“Master, is it wise to argue with Council member Windu?” Qui-Gon tilted his head and looked down at the slight shape beside him, smiling slightly at him while resting an affectionate hand on his padawan’s shoulder as Mace marched away.

“Someone has to remind them that the Order is not suppose to be a political body. We are the Order of the Jedi, we are suppose to be neutral. Yet we involve ourselves in the politic of the Republic?” Qui-Gon shook his head and squeezed the boys shoulder, tugging him along. “No, that does not match the original intent of the Jedi.”

He didn’t bother to keep his voice low as he continued on wards towards the salle with Obi-Wan, he wasn’t shy about his opinion and knew that if the Jedi order was to survive, then they would have to start now to separate themselves from the political climate of the Republic.

Obi-Wan mulled over that before looking up at his master. “I guess. But master, aren’t we suppose to protect the Republic?”

Now Qui-Gon had to walk a careful line. “Of course. But getting mired into the political options is not our best course of action. We are more liable to end up being sent where the Senate tells us to go instead of where we are needed. People need us, not the Senate. We serve the Republic by negotiation peace and prosper trade.”

He kept his tone light on purpose as he was quite aware of ears listening in on them.

He didn’t want to be expelled for heresy after all.

No, it was best to be patient, take it as slow as he could.

If he could just get some to listen to his opinions then…

Hmmn, years in the future.

As it was, he had a padawan to train who needed him.

He smiled down at Obi-Wan who was still mulling over what he had been told.

Good, he wanted Obi-Wan to form his own opinions based on the information he was given. Though Qui-Gon was going to give him a lot more information to work with this time around and some of it would not be easy for the other to swallow, he knew that.

But the future that awaited if he didn’t…

Force, Qui-Gon wondered where Shmi was right about now.

If he knew…

He didn’t think she had arrived on Tatooine yet. And Anakin wasn’t even close to being born yet.

Perhaps he could try a discreet check in a few years.

But until then he had a padawan who needed him.

Qui-Gon chuckled a bit. “Alright then Obi-Wan, lets get started on those techniques Tahl showed you. I know you’re itching to try them.” He teased lightly, grinning when Obi-Wan’s eyes instantly lit up in interest.

Force, please let him do right by the boy this time.

Affectionate head pats, shoulder and back touches were never lacking this time around though hugs were kept to the privacy of their quarters. He didn’t need the Council breathing down his neck about coddling his padawan.

‘As if, Obi-Wan asks for more and harder every time I try to go easy on him. And he brings back good grades, never slipping his assignments.’ Qui-Gon thought in amusement as he adjusted the boys position. ‘He’s going to be just as great a Jedi as last time…but lets hope I’ll be there in the flesh to see it.’

Ignoring the whispering he could hear through the open salle door, his own name mentioned, Qui-Gon focused on Obi-Wan, giving his padawan the attention he deserved and needed.

All of the Star Wars leading ladies are good role models of course, but Padme will always be my favorite. I love Ahsoka and Leia and all the others but no one comes close to Padme for me. Padme was who I looked up to as a kid when I first got into Star Wars. Padme is smart and kind and wonderful… and not to mention she’s gorgeous and has great fashion. It makes me sad that she’s always left out when Lucasfilm says they promote girl power. Padme is so important to me. She inspired me when I was young and I wanted to be just like her. And I know I’m not the only one. A generation of girls like me grew up with the prequels and looked up to Padme, and I hope Lucasfilm will someday acknowledge Padme and her importance.

Settling the Aladdin discourse

Can all the misinformed Americans and Brits pipe down for a second? I’m rolling out the historical carpet from the perspective of someone who’s actually grown up in the Middle East and why none of this matters.

I heard Aladdin or as I knew it, as ‘The Magic Lamp of Alaa el-Din’. It is one of the most popular tales from the region, next to Sindbad, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and but guess what?

It’s a trainwreck of a tale, so is Disney’s adaptation. Why? Because it makes no sense, culturally or historically. Why? It’s not authentic. It’s not actually a real part of the stories Schehrezade/Shahrazad told to King Shahrayar in One Thousand and One Nights.

It was added in by a European translator, Antoine Galland, then later accepted as part of canon.

BRIEF HISTORY LESSON:

One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of folktales presented in a story-within-a-story context. King Shahrayar of Persia’s wife cheated on him, he then had her and her lover put to death, but her infidelity drove him mad with paranoia. He decided to marry every virgin in the kingdom them put her to death come morning so she wouldn’t have the chance to cheat on him.

Alas, he ran out of virgins, all except for his grand-vizier’s daughter Shahrazad. She agreed to marry the king, assuring her father she had a plan. After their wedding night, Shahrazad began the distraction plot to end all plots. She asked the king if he wanted to hear a story and spent the whole night entertaining him with it, making sure to end with the start of another tale. Once he’s ask “What happened?” she’d tell him, “Wait for tomorrow,” and restart the same process.

She kept him on the episodic hook for a thousand and one nights, spinning so many tales and retelling many until she finally ran out. But, by the time she did, they had developed a good relationship, had children, and he no longer cared about his kill-come-sunrise rule, and they lived happily ever after.

So, why is Aladdin a trainwreck? For starters, it’s set in CHINA. And China is for some reason ruled by a sultan. Sultans are the titles of Ottoman kings, as in Turks. Aladdin is recruited by a sorcerer/Jafar from the Maghreb, which is typically used to refer to Morocco (literally called El Maghreb in Arabic) or all of NA sans Egypt. The Princess is called Badroulbadour not Jasmine, and while she has an Old Arabic name ‘badr al badour / full moon of full moons’, she is described as being from the FAR EAST. She was never an Arab, neither was Aladdin!

Can you tell this was made up by a confused foreigner?

So, we have a Turkish king in China, Aladdin is Chinese, Jafar is Moroccan and Jasmine is Japanese. It’s the same in the Disney movie. The style of the characters and background in Disney’s Aladdin is unmistakably an Persian-Indian fusion with some Ottoman sprinkled in. The concept of a genie/djinni is literally the only Arab part of the tale.


1. Jasmine’s headpiece/tiara, appearance, and pet tiger point to Indian. But she wears harem pants/şalvar, which are Turkish (Indian version shalwar).

Actually, she’s a toned-down version of a belly-dancer. Belly dancing is practiced from Egypt to Lebanon to Persia and India, it was spread by the Ottomans.


2. The Sultan is styled like a merge between a Sikh maharajah (Indian) and a sultan (Turkish).

3. The magic carpet is also an Indian concept (Prince Husain, son of the Sultan of the Indies in OTaON retrieves a magic carpet from India.)

4. The sultan’s palace is based on the Taj Mahal

5. The Genie/djinni is the lone Arabic concept.

Here’s what lots of Westerners don’t get. All of these cultures have bled on one another. From the Maghreb to Egypt, to the Levant, to Turkey, to the Arabian Peninsula, to Iraq, to Persia and India we all share so many traits because of trade, history or, you guessed it, invasion. Cultural exchange is pretty common, I grew up with a lot of Persian stories, Indian products and Bollywood movies in theatres, leftover Turkish culture and food from Ottomans, Arab culture from prior invasions, interaction and language, and so, so many Lebanese pop stars.

It’s actually pretty smart to amass a cast from different parts of the Near, Middle and South East, so to include everyone who likely grew up with Shahrazad and her many, many tales.

If there’s anyone you should have a problem with, it’s Will Smith as the genie. It’s pretty transparent how you all ignored how this is the second time a black man plays the genie (first on Once Upon A Time) but sling hate at Naomi Scott for being Indian.

Oh, and Disney fucked up by blaring Arabian Nights at the start and end of the movie, because One Thousand and One Nights is NOT called Arabian Nights. It’s called Alf Leyla w Leyla - literally ‘A Thousand Nights and One’.

It’s a collection of Persian, Indian, Egyptian, Arabic, Mesopotamian and Jewish folklore that was compiled in Arabic.

Aladdin is being played by the Egyptian Mena Massoud, Jasmine is by the Indian Naomi Scott and the rest of the cultures involved should be cast.

Oh, and to all people saying Naomi is ‘too light’ and ‘half-whitewashing’. Take your racial purity and stick it up your nose. Middle Eastern, Indian and North African girls come in all shades, even if both sets of grandparents are native to the region.

PS. Avan Jogia is seriously out there saying him playing Aladdin would have ‘been wrong’ because ‘he should be Middle Eastern’ but he had no problem playing King Tut, who is EGYPTIAN? As in Middle Eastern??

Quit your virtue-signaling, Rami Malek is still the only Egyptian to ever play one in Western media.

Anyway, POINT MADE.

Originally posted by gameraboy