“There’s this kind of spirit at the time, where you’re getting shows such as Fresh Prince and A Different World…This moment where they try to offer diversity, but it also had this undertone of talking about social politics. But it was never overt.“
Nafisa Kaptownwala for Vice US & Vans, “What 90s Clothing Ads Look Like With Millennial Models”
US: *invades over 70 countries, installs fascistic or conservative west-supporting government through covert support of a reactionary coup in order to fight post-colonial economic independence or communism or something, encourages and applauds the restriction of civil rights as long as they target civil rights that wouldve been expanded under a revolutionary government* US: damn why are all those non white countries so anti-woman and anti-gay. we need to invade them to fix this
“I am larger, better than I thought; I did not know I held so much goodness. Whoever denies me, it shall not trouble me;
Whoever accepts me, he or she shall be blessed, and shall bless me.”
Moon in Taurus
“To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle.”
Moon in Gemini
“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large – I contain multitudes.”
Moon in Cancer
“I will sleep no more but arise, You oceans that have been calm within me! how I feel you, fathomless, stirring, preparing unprecedented waves and storms.”
Moon in Leo
“What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life”
Moon in Virgo
“You shall no longer take things at second or third hand, not look through the eyes of the dead, nor feed on the spectres in books. You shall not look through my eyes either, you shall listen to all sides and filter them from yourself.”
Moon in Libra
“And the human race is filled with passion. So medicine, law, business, engineering… these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love… these are what we stay alive for.”
Moon in Scorpio
“Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, when I give I give myself. I do not ask who you are, that is not important to me,
You can do nothing and be nothing but I will infold you.”
Moon in Sagittarius
“Pointing to another world will never stop vice among us; shedding light over this world can alone help us.”
Moon in Capricorn
“I have said that the soul is not more than the body, And I have said that the body is not more than the soul, And nothing is greater to one than one’s-self is”
Moon in Aquarius
“Stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants…have patience and indulgence toward the people…re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem”
Moon in Pisces
“I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person.”
I’m sorry fam but the GOP is fuckin over,, y'all got ya vice president using private email servers and your attorney general having relations w/ Russia…. y'all spent all this time shouting “LOCK HER UP!1!!” when the real crooks were right under your noses
In the brogane au is Shiro friends with Matt? Does little Keith know little Pidge?
YEA YOU BET THEY DO. okay, here are some super self-indulgent (and long) brogane/childhood friends au headcanons:
shiro + matt
their parents are good friends and live quite close to each other, so they were pretty much bffs even before keith or pidge was born
probably had a lot of unnecessarily complicated friendship handshakes/fist bumps as kids and still indulges in it every once in a while as adults
Embarrassing Older Brother Squad™
bc he’s such a good big bro, shiro always attends keith’s little league baseball games. usually matt tags along, and they cheer obnoxiously loud when it’s keith’s turn to bat
(keith always makes a huge fuss afterwards, but he’s also never missed any of shiro’s football matches either)
were quite similar in size when they were young, but after they hit their late teens shiro pretty much becomes a tank and matt…does not. matt complains that he looks like shiro’s kid sidekick whenever they stand next to each other
every time shiro finds a new person to date, matt is always the first person he introduces them to for the token seal of approval, and vice versa
they used to hope that keith and pidge would marry each other one day so they could be in-laws, but immediately drop it once they find out about keith’s crush on lance to tease him about that instead
keith + pidge
when they were little kids keith initially didn’t like pidge bc she was a girl (ew) and younger than him (double ew). they eventually bond over their bitter personalities, love of really obscure sciences/conspiracy theories, and embarrassing older bros. now they’re almost as inseperable as matt and shiro
pidge skipped a couple grades of elementary school bc of how smart she is and occasionally gets picked on for ‘being a nerd’. keith always beats up anyone who tries
pidge: who do you think you are, my older brother
keith: no, matt can’t fight
Demonic Little Sibling Squad™ who plan the most elaborate pranks together to unleash hell on shiro and matt
whenever he gets into a fight with shiro or his parents, keith will ‘run away’ to pidge’s house to play video games. he usually comes back before dinner
once keith starts crushing on lance, he typically runs to lance’s house instead. after about the fifth time this happens, lance’s parents start packing little treats for keith to bring home to share w/ the rest of the shirogane family
It’s Very Best Valentine’s shit card spectacular! All this month we will be posting terrible puns from all fandoms! Send in your suggestions with or even submit your own. Track us using #vbv. Alright fam, lets party.
That's not really fair to vice. The pieces they've done on the Nazis haven't been pro Nazi, they've specifically pointed out how fucked up the alt-right is. Also, Gavin founded vice while he was still leaning "left", he left the company to be what he is now. Antifa got a very pro segment, not sure what else you want from them.
We want Vice to stop being the de facto publicists for white supremacists.
Every time three racist dipshits get together in their mom’s basement and come up with a tough name and scaaaaary logo for their little club (”Guys! You know what this logo needs? A skull + our country’s flag!”), you can be sure that Vice will be there to give them an internationally-broadcast documentary.
It doesn’t matter if the media coverage of a racist extremist losers’ club is negative or positive; for every 1000 people that see a piece and go “yeah, those dudes are bags of shit,” one or two people will go “those guys are awesome I need to hook up with them!” So every media exposé of white supremacists = the best recruiting tool white supremacists could ever hope for.
Case in point: Soliders of Odin - a tiny group of “biker” cosplaying, Islamophobic trash heaps in fucking Finland, founded by a dickwad that had previously done prison time for assaulting immigrants, now has chapters around the world, thanks entirely to the free international publicity and media exposure well-meaning but utterly naive outlets like Vice gave them. In fact, we know that some SOO groups use Vice pieces about them as a fucking recruiting tool!
No Platform For Nazis = not giving them a free platform in the media as well. This is a big part of why antifa are reluctant to work with mainstream media, who fail to understand this and will often seek out the opinions of racist extremists as “the other side” of antifa if they’re doing a piece on antifa (which, yes, this particular Vice doc did not do).