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Just made a new tumblr! A few people who I don’t want creeping on my tumblr have found this username, soooo I don’t want to list my new one here. But if you see a new follower with this same icon, it’s me~

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Space Foxes (because space animals are fun).

maikevierkant:

Space Foxes (because space animals are fun).

racebending:


The image above was created from gathering all of the significant named characters from released Marvel Studios movies as documented on the Marvel Movies wikia.
It’s pretty sad. As you can see, only 22% of the characters are women and half of them are love interests. There are over twice as many supporting characters who are men than women (and none of them function as love interests like the women do.) 84% of the characters are white.


60% of the characters are white men, including all the main characters




77%of the characters are men




76% of the men are white




81% of the characters (both genders) are white




All of the women are white




Allof the characters of color are men




None of the characters are women of color


Out of all the films, Thor probably does the best in introducing diverse side characters. Natalie Portman and Kat Denning’s characters pass the Bechdel test within the first five minutes, and some of the Asgardians are played by people of color including Idris Elba’s Heimdall and Tabano Asano’s Hogun. Four white women characters are introduced instead of the other films’ average of one or two. But even then, there’s no question that the main characters of the film are Thor and his brother Loki.
Marvel is working off of decades of existing properties that for years solely focused on white men and a the demographic market of white men. So it makes sense that many of the films would have an abundance of white male characters. Beyond ratios, what doesn’t make sense is that even in the comics there is also an abundance of characters of color, etc. that they are ignoring or underutilizing. There are already five completed films where the titular character is a white man, with more to come. There are no films in the works where the titular character is a person of color or a woman.
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Women made up at least 40% of the audience of The Avengers, yet only one out of the six Avengers–Black Widow–was a woman. Women also made up 40% of attendees at this year’s ComicCon. Why, given the scarcity of female heroic leads in the existing Marvel films, did Marvel choose to announce the addition of several more male characters but only one new female character?
 

Read the full article at Racebending.com: On Marvel, Mandarin, and Marginalization

racebending:

The image above was created from gathering all of the significant named characters from released Marvel Studios movies as documented on the Marvel Movies wikia.

It’s pretty sad. As you can see, only 22% of the characters are women and half of them are love interests. There are over twice as many supporting characters who are men than women (and none of them function as love interests like the women do.) 84% of the characters are white.

  • 60% of the characters are white men, including all the main characters
  • 77%of the characters are men
  • 76% of the men are white
  • 81% of the characters (both genders) are white
  • All of the women are white
  • Allof the characters of color are men
  • None of the characters are women of color

Out of all the films, Thor probably does the best in introducing diverse side characters. Natalie Portman and Kat Denning’s characters pass the Bechdel test within the first five minutes, and some of the Asgardians are played by people of color including Idris Elba’s Heimdall and Tabano Asano’s Hogun. Four white women characters are introduced instead of the other films’ average of one or two. But even then, there’s no question that the main characters of the film are Thor and his brother Loki.

Marvel is working off of decades of existing properties that for years solely focused on white men and a the demographic market of white men. So it makes sense that many of the films would have an abundance of white male characters. Beyond ratios, what doesn’t make sense is that even in the comics there is also an abundance of characters of color, etc. that they are ignoring or underutilizing. There are already five completed films where the titular character is a white man, with more to come. There are no films in the works where the titular character is a person of color or a woman.

Women made up at least 40% of the audience of The Avengers, yet only one out of the six Avengers–Black Widow–was a woman. Women also made up 40% of attendees at this year’s ComicCon. Why, given the scarcity of female heroic leads in the existing Marvel films, did Marvel choose to announce the addition of several more male characters but only one new female character?

 

Read the full article at Racebending.com: On Marvel, Mandarin, and Marginalization

Neon Genesis Evangelion – Investigation #4

operation-anime:

     I don’t have much experience with “the animes,” aside from seeing an occasional episode on Cartoon Network as a child, and my primary exposure to Japanese culture is the video game Persona 4. Now, because I’m at a horrid time in my life where this seems like a good idea, I’ve decided sit down and watch a bunch of anime. Come with me on this journey of discovery as I investigate the big question: What is this “anime” thing really all about?

     Last Time: Wacky hijinks ensued as Shinji accidentally stumbled (literally) upon his fellow robot pilot Rei in the nude! After scarring them both for life, he proceeded to get owned by the latest Angel’s giant death laser.

    This Time: Shinji and Rei must work together to defeat a giant diamond with a drill! I can’t wait to see what future Angels look like if they get weirder/dumber than this.

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if you ever feel bad about yourself, just remember this one time in my english class, we were writing horror stories and one of the girls wrote “it was friday the 13th, the night before halloween” for her opening sentence

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ejaculot:

when u see people having fun and you want to join but ur just like

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I relate to this so hard it’s upsetting me

the dog not being able to get on is upsetting me