Hello graphic makers!! You’re probably aware that there is a huge problem on tumblr with whitewashing. Or maybe you’re not. As a predominantly disney-based blogger, the whitewashing I personally see are from the disney fandom, so I’m going to use screencaps from those movies to show you several quick techniques so you’ll see just how easy it is to have your pretty bright and pastel colour palettes and not whitewash characters of colour.
People in the future will be so confused if they start watching Star Wars for the first time.
Why can't I watch it from episode 1 ?
No, No. First you watch episodes 4,5,6 later episodes 1,2,3. After that you watch The Clone Wars which take place between episode 2 and 3. Later you watch Rebels that take place between episode 3 and 4. After that episode 7, later Rogue One prequel to episode 4, but sequel to Rebels. After that episode 8 and Han Solo movie. Han Solo takes place before New Hope. Later and finally episode 9.
viktor and yuuri say their wedding vows in each other’s native language.
so viktor, in japanese: he’s learned a couple words here and there, enough sweet talk to make yuuri blush and enough slang to understand whatever the hell people in hasetsu go on about, but then the idea hits him from the middle of nowhere, a heart attack-esque and lightening strike epiphany - a picture of white suits and flowers and smiles too big for the stars and the whole goddamn universe - at practice one day.
yuuri’s skating, cooling off in a way that shouldn’t be nearly as enrapturing as it is, and viktor’s watching, cooling off in a way that shouldn’t be nearly as lazy and motionless as it is, but he’s thinking. about the obvious, of course - the wedding, new routines, yuuri, the wedding, and yuuri - and then about the not-so-obvious, words and surprises and how he really should learn japanese if only for his currently sweating but still impossibly enthralling fiance… and now you can guess when it slams viktor nikiforov in the face.
he’s consumed by it. viktor spends the next two months rolling those unfamiliar words in his mouth, working out all the ticks and stutters and catches because he always catches when he says shujin - but it’s worth it, he knows it’ll be worth it, to see the expression on yuuri’s face.
and then yuuri, in russian: it comes about in a similiar fashion as viktor’s own revelation; he’s skating and thinking and most of all just breathing, and he wonders how to say husband in russian.
he wonders if it would make viktor blush.
things only progress from there, and suddenly yuuri’s awake at two in the morning scouring internet pages and scribbling the cyrillic words on his hand. and he thinks distantly how it’ll sound, when faced with suits and crowds and viktor’s hands in his own - if viktor will cry, if he’ll smile, if he’ll just kiss yuuri on the spot right there, and then yuuri makes up his mind that he wants to see all three.
(and he does see all three, but not before his own reaction is equally striking - enough so that phichit is brought to his own tears, and yurio is subsequently disgusted for the next week. it’s a perfect wedding, all things considered.)
With Efi’s introduction, we were once again reminded of Gabrielle Adawe. She was UN secretary and basically the founder of Overwatch during the first omnic crisis. While there is no official imagery of Adawe, this artwork by Ludo Lullabi from the cancelled First Strike novel pictures an african woman who seems to be introducing future Overwatch heroes, like Reinhardt, Morrison, and Torbjorn, to each other. It is unknown if Adawe is still alive during the game events, but the airport in Numbani is named after her.
March 3, 1917 - Petrograd Arms Workers Go on Strike
Pictured - Striking workers from the Putilov Munitions Factory in Petrograd.
Meeting in the Russian capital a week earlier, Allied diplomats had noticed rumblings of discontent everywhere. The Tsar, however, declined to discuss anything relating to Russian internal affairs. Russian people went on strike and protested an ever-worsening situation. The situation was quickly becoming explosive as Russians declaimed scarcity of food and fuel, rampant inflation, collapse of the transport network, and rising crime and poverty.
A more immediately threatening demonstration broke out on March 3. Workers from the Petrograd Putilov works, the main supplier of munitions and rifles to the Russian Army, went on strike. The British Ambassador’s daughter wrote that evening that “a bread shop in the poorer quarter of town was looted, and the first little band of Cossacks patrolled the Nevsky.” In the next days, other citizens of Petrograd joined in, demanding bread. It would not be long before they also began to demand political change.