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dickensianwerewolf:

fromonesurvivortoanother:

The whole “earth is round not flat” thing as a major scientific discovery is a very Western-centric thing

Arab and Asian empires had mathematically proven the earth was round way before white people

Arab mathematicians had calculated…

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naturedoesnotintend:

This is a shot from Linda Williams’ brilliant and revelatory piece “Film Bodies: Gender, Genre, and Excess” (I took this from the fifth edition of Film Theory and Criticism edited, of course, by Baudry and Cohen). God, I love this piece! Film theory is all kinds of fabulous.

What seems to bracket these particular genres from others is an apparent lack of proper esthetic distance, a sense of over-involvement in sensation and emotion. We feel manipulated by these texts—an impression that the very colloquialisms of “tear jerker” and “fear jerker” express—and to which we could add pornography’s even cruder sense as texts to which some people might be inclined to “jerk off.” The rhetoric of violence of the jerk suggests the extension to which viewers feel to directly, too viscerally manipulated by the text in specifically gendered ways.” (705)

This is just one of my favorite passages from the text, which goes on to make a much more interesting and daring feminist (if you can call it that) reading of horror, pornography, and melodrama as physical genres, not just on film but in their viewers.

naturedoesnotintend:

This is a shot from Linda Williams’ brilliant and revelatory piece “Film Bodies: Gender, Genre, and Excess” (I took this from the fifth edition of Film Theory and Criticism edited, of course, by Baudry and Cohen). God, I love this piece! Film theory is all kinds of fabulous.

What seems to bracket these particular genres from others is an apparent lack of proper esthetic distance, a sense of over-involvement in sensation and emotion. We feel manipulated by these texts—an impression that the very colloquialisms of “tear jerker” and “fear jerker” express—and to which we could add pornography’s even cruder sense as texts to which some people might be inclined to “jerk off.” The rhetoric of violence of the jerk suggests the extension to which viewers feel to directly, too viscerally manipulated by the text in specifically gendered ways.” (705)

This is just one of my favorite passages from the text, which goes on to make a much more interesting and daring feminist (if you can call it that) reading of horror, pornography, and melodrama as physical genres, not just on film but in their viewers.

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maxximoffed:

Probably the most dissrespectul thing you could do to character’s like Pietro and Wanda is change them from mixed race, jewish, complex characters who are part of the most symbolic fictional minorities ever created

into whitewashed, “troubled”, neo-nazi youth

Fuck you, Joss Whedon

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zarabithia:

allyourfavesarebi:

justwantobehere:

but cass cain existed at one point and babs was disabled *conveniently forgets the erasure of both* and what about batwoman and her girlfriend that she can never marry represenTATION!!!1!1!!

they’ve conveniently forgotten all of this though and more.

it’s laughable to me. like yeah marvel has been just as shitty at times, but they have made huge changes in the past few years. obviously they can still do a lot better but it’s ridiculous that ppl want to disregard what they have done and claim that it doesn’t count bc marvel is ‘just doing it for publicity’ (which like, are they not supposed to promote new series?) especially when those changes are largely the result of marginalized ppl at marvel fighting tooth and nail for progress. meanwhile dc’s creators are jumping ship l o l

Marvel is currently just as shitty is the problem, and yes, they have done some good things. 

But currently, DC is giving me a well-adjusted lesbian fighting for justice and Marvel … is giving me evil bisexual stereotypes including an asshole who stole a woman’s body  and an asshole who uses his powers to rape people. That’s before we even get into how badly Marvel fucked up and is continually fucking up Xavin.

Yeah DC erased Oracle. Marvel murdered Charles to prop up Scott Summers and let the Red Skull muck about in his brain. (After years of going back and forth about his disability in the first place.)

Yeah, DC erased Cass Cain. Where is Eli Bradley again, these days? Where is his uncle? Where is any indication of the Bradley family history in the promotion of SamCap? You don’t have to reboot an entire universe to participate in the erasure of your character. 

Yes, Marvel is giving us female Thor. That does nothing to undo their happy and zealous fridging rampages that they’ve been on lately, re: Sharon, Cassie, Rikki, etc. 

Those aren’t in the past. THOSE ARE IN THE PRESENT, and telling people that they have to think that is “better than DC” in any way is what is actually laughable.

Marvel should be congratulated for the good things they are doing - as should DC. But to pretend that either company is a ~friend of diversity~ is utter nonsense. For every shitty thing DC is doing, Marvel is doing something equally shitty. For every good thing Marvel is doing, DC is doing something equally good. If we’re going to give Marvel cookies for SamCap and Female Thor, then by all means, let’s give DC cookies for Wally West. 

DC has queer, female, and POC characters. If fandom thought DC meant more than the Batfamily, they might actually know this. 

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Harry & Niall, 2013

"How are you gonna get Cap interested in fighting Ultron when he should be consumed with finding Bucky?
The fact is Ultron is a clear present danger, and Bucky is in the wind. And we do mention the fact that that’s his sort of primary thing but he’s also working with The Avengers too. We’re not ignoring it but he definitely has to deal with a mad 8-foot robot… ‘cause that’s one of those things, you know, you put if off, and it just gets worse."
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vinebox:

Best laugh ever





Bobby Newport

PLAYED 20,232 TIMES.

BOBBY NEWPORT’S NEVER HAD A REAL JOB IN HIS LIFE! | +Gifset Companion

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spikefuckingjonze:

anyone else noticing a trend here?

spikefuckingjonze:

anyone else noticing a trend here?

Alright, top 10 happiest moments in comics

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damn someone hates batman

tbh he’s actually in my top 5 favourite comic book characters ever

lmao this is hilarious 

HAPPY BATMAN DAY EVERYONE!!!!!1!!

i just got happier and happier with each photo


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