women who are awesome

anonymous asked:

ramdon thought: ive been seeing a lot of hate towards feminism lately and towards women who are awesome and go out and do cool things. and i just wanted to say that i think you're so cool, and i admire you so much, its so awesome that you're this girl in Finland who takes these seriously amazing photos go on adventures all the time. anyone who ever says girls aren't as cool or able as men have so stfu and check out some of your work hehe

Thank you so much for your comment! :) 🙏🏻 It’s important for female artists to get recognition for their work since they are just as capable as men ✨

she was a queen
with neither crown nor kingdom,
the most powerful piece on the board
with no moves left to make,
so she overturned the table.
—  l.s.CHRYSALIS © 2016
on the new Iron Fist series

So after binge watching a ton of Marvel’s new Iron Fist series, I went onto tumblr, wondering what the fandom was up to now, what with all these new gifs and stuff to make. ‘Maybe I would find some fan art or something’ I thought innocently to myself,

BUT BOY WAS I WRONG

instead, I was greeted with SO MUCH DISCOURSE on how Iron Fist ‘needs a chinese-american actor’ or ‘has terrible dialogue and is slow’.

the best part is when I found out that some of y’all are trying to get this show boycotted like ‘????’

Now as a Chinese-speaking Asian female, living in Asia, with an Asian background and a good know-how of Chinese history, as well as a decent knowledge of comic books, (although I confess I got into the animated series first) I’m here to end the discussion before y’all get your full rage on and start fighting fans of the show like it’s Lord of the Flies up in here

So keep reading if you want to be educated or if you just want to fight me before you know what you’re even talking about

“THE SHOW INSULTS CHINESE CULTURE”

Uhhhh…no? I’ve seen a few episodes and I mean so far there isn’t really anything that screams ‘insult’ or even offensive in the slightest. Besides maybe the fact that they take the beliefs and twist them a little bit but honestly even that ain’t that bad as to what I’ve seen elsewhere.

I’ve read the boycott post and let me say that yea, they dressed him with an eye for Asian elements, but maybe that’s because it’s supposed to be resembling Asian clothing? I mean how is that offensive? Is it the part that it looks Asian? Or that you simply feel that white people that direct these shows should not be using Asian stuff for entertainment? Because I hate to break it to you but it’s still not offensive. Even the dragon tattoo is totally fine because it’s supposed to resemble Asian elements yea but also have y’all read the comics? Because he punched through a dragon and basically took it’s heart. So I mean a dragon tattoo kinda matches the theme.

I mean in the first episode they speak almost flawless Chinese for Pete’s sake! Hell, I was surprised that they even had it in them to have a non-Google translated line. Sure the accent was a little overdoing it cuz not even I have that thick a Chinese accent but I’ll excuse it since he was apparently learning and speaking 15 years. (I speak it maybe a few times a day for like the last 14 years or so only)

So no, the show doesn’t really insult Chinese culture, sure they might be ignorant, but you must understand that after generations of stereotypes and misconceptions that that can’t just go away with one show

“Danny Rand should be played by an Asian guy/be a Chinese-American”

I can’t even begin to tell you my frustration about this.

Y’all do know this show is based on the comics right?

You know, the one with the white guy.

I know Marvel is infamous for not including enough representation in their shows but seriously? This is like the Harry Potter thing all over again with Hermione being black, it’s not that we don’t want representation or anything, but it’s the fact that this hero that us comic fans have come to already love has been replaced. Or at least it feels like it. Like when a movie is made from a book and people go crazy because character XYZ suddenly has different traits or isn’t quite what was described as compared to the book.

Frankly, it sucks.

So even though yes, Marvel should have more Asians in their shows, don’t expect them to completely give the main character a makeover, even if the makeover was supposed to provide representation. And honestly? I don’t want them to change him because I really freaking love Iron Fist, just as he is.

“This show just villainizes Asians”

So you tell me that my race is being made villains because Marvel decided that most of their Asians on their shows are evil ninjas (aka the Hand) and at most there are like 3 sorta good Asians. Oh and I’m sorry, you want more Asian men that are good guys? You want a balance of Asian heroes?

Well I guess that would be kind of hard to fit into the story since, oh, I don’t know, everything happens in the USA?

If you want more Asian characters well then look no further because you do have them. Daisy Johnson from Agents of Shield? What about her extremely brave mom? Or maybe Colleen in Iron Fist? Everyone seems to be blatantly ignoring her badassery and only seeing the part where she’s a sorta love interest.

Facts are, there are Asian characters, you’re really just looking hard enough. I agree wholeheartedly when you say that more Asian men need to be in the Marvel universe that aren’t part of the bad guy team but you gotta say that they are still awesome.

Does anyone even remember the Japanese ninja yakuza guy from Daredevil? Dude got set on fire and STILL came back to kick ass. That’s a plus in my book because even though he’s considered bad, he’s been proven to be cunning, smart, and overall awesome.

“The show has terrible stunts/acting/dialogue/fight scenes”

From here on out it’s mostly just me trying to explain why the directors and writers of the show made decisions in the show to make it what it is, so let’s dive right into it.

  • STUNTS

Actually the stunts weren’t half-bad. If you’ve seen other shows or movies that are heavily reliant on stunts and action, and compare it to this show, they really aren’t that much different. Sure it might seem a little unbelievable sometimes like they’re breaking physics or something, but he already has a glowing fist. I think we’ve crossed the line of believable long ago.

  • ACTING

I have nothing to say about this except that go and take some acting or drama classes before coming and criticizing these awesome men and women who did indeed try their best

  • DIALOGUE

Now I get the dialogue might be a little weird at times and what not, but you must understand that this show was partially written with the Defenders series in mind. So almost everything that was said in the show is meant to lead to something more. Thus, you must take it as a bigger picture. Sorta like how everyone said that Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them wasn’t as good as they thought it would be, that movie was also meant to lead on to a bigger story so you might want to excuse the weird speech and cryptic lines at times.

  • FIGHT SCENES & ACTION

Okay seriously people, please read the comics. Danny Rand is supposed to be an accidental hero, one that doesn’t want to fight unless he really has zero choice in the matter. So yea, the fight scenes won’t be that interesting, but only because the character in question is more interested in ending the fight than anything.

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So there you have it, my whole slightly angry info-dump on Iron Fist and Marvel’s representation problem in general. If you want to correct me or scold me even then by all means message me or shoot me an ask. But just keep in mind that Marvel can’t make all your problems go away in one show, and please for the love of all that is good read the comics before coming to rant okay?

remember that time i won a marvel superfan contest to see the guardians of the galaxy vol 2 cast at jimmy kimmel during a commercial break jimmy called out me and my friend in the front row for being girls who are also big nerds but then stuck us on national tv for a bit that made women the face of People Who Actually Read Comics for once????

it was awesome.

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Happy International Women’s Day!
Here’s some of the awesome women who have been on the show.
I’m not saying we need more, but we totally need more.

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female awesome meme | [3/10] female characters who deserve better
«..But I feel as if I did know Rue, and she’ll always be with me. Everything beautiful brings her to mind. I see her in the yellow flowers that grow in the Meadow by my house. I see her in the Mockingjays that sing in the trees. But most of all, I see her in my sister, Prim.»

I keep trying to word my issues with people seeing Korra and Asami as a butch/femme stereotype couple, but I am having trouble wording it. Honestly all I see when I look at them is two awesome women who fall in love with each other over time. I don’t feel like they inherently fit these stereotypes. Besides Asami is just as much as a “tomboy” in interests as Korra, they just dress differently. Asami knows how to weld after all.

Starting to get a real fucking problem with the way the word “gay” and “homosexual” is used in media. Saying that someone has a “gay lover” or a “gay relationship/romance”, is trying to frame this as remarkably different from the love between straight people. I don’t have “lesbian crushes” I am a lesbian who has crushes on women. Awesome, strong and vibrant women, with buzzed skulls or long thick curls, tall and goofy, or small with a fuck-you-attitude. 

If I have a lover, it’s a fucking lover and it’s a relationship. If you are talking about these things, and you would never say “straight” when talking about straight people, then don’t say gay. Gays and lesbians can say that if they want, although I rarely hear any of us do, unless it’s ironic. But straight people don’t get to frame our love and desire as “other”. 

FOR ALL THE AWESOME WOMEN

For all the women around the world who have always loved Thranduil. Y ou are a rose that emerge all your beauty and fragance. You are one of the greatest woman around. And you will be even better if you could learn to appreciate an original artist. Wouldn’t it be better for you to learn to edit rather than spending the time stealing and changing another artist’s artwork? it doesn’t matter what sort of program you are using to edit, just start from a picture that has never been edited by another artist. If you have no time to learn how to  edit while you find the an artwork that you like, you just need to show your appreciation to artist and for anyone who wishes to share the picture anywhere on social media, please include the link where you’ve found the pictures. Just the simple thing but you can change the world with your smart behaviour…… HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Special wonder women here @sweetfairy1 welcome back dear, stay with us..we love you. @bellevox  @moonofmorrigan  @lancelottie @floranocturna @aprilwindworld @miresgaleth @themirkyking

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You will not be able to find Thranduil in this particular pose in the movie or behind the scene. This new pose is edited based on my creativity. If you see this picture without my watermark anywhere, it means that someone has  stolen it from my sites without permission. Do not blame me if i report your link for you have been warned.

This is the original picture

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Little Wrestling Things I Love:

the ‘You deserve it’ chant