1. marrymejasonsegel:

    So I made a bunch of white Disney characters into WOC.

    Just for funzies :D

    Merida, Snow White

    Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel

    Aurora, Ariel, Meg

    Jane, Jessica Rabbit

  2. Posted by: mthompsnpr
  3. movies

    cartoons

    disney

    princesses

  1. Posted on 18 July, 2012

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    Reblogged from racialicious

    My question was as follows:

    “One of the things I loved about Firefly was the exploration of the fusion of Asian and American cultures. Many Asian Americans go through a similar journey. I was wondering, if you were to explore that again in the future, if you would be willing to include Asian or Asian American performers?”

    If you’re surprised by my question, go back and watch Firefly again. Or read this xkcd comic, because Randall Munroe is apparently working on a relevant xkcd for every possible topic in the world, like Wikipedia in webcomic form. I’ve watched the show several times and I’m fairly certain that there isn’t more than 15 seconds of footage with an Asian person on screen.

    We’re virtually faceless, and completely voiceless, in a universe that is supposed to represent a Sino-American future.

    And the answer was:

    “Yeah, absolutely. It’s not a mission statement, in terms of who I’m casting for a particular thing. It was a mission statement of the show to say that cultures inevitably blend, even if it happens through conquest and violence.”

    This was a very nice, neutral answer. Joss gave a genuine, heartfelt response, and I appreciate that.

    But the answer still frustrated. Because it was clear that the notion of cultural integration was more important than the practice. That the grand vision of a mixed Asian/American tomorrow was more important than the inclusion of Asian faces and voices today.

    I wanted to grab the mic again.

    Here we see the intersection of both gendered and racial representation in media. Joss holds one to be a dear cause, to be integrated into the themes and characters of his stories.

    The other? Does not register as a priority.

    — Mike Le, “Frustrations Of An Asian American Whedonite,” Racebending 7/17/12. (via racialicious)

  2. Posted by: mthompsnpr
  3. joss whedon

    firefly

    television

    movies

  1. Every Friday afternoon when school let out, my brother and I made a Crazy Eddie’s run. It was one of the chores we were assigned in order to earn our allowance, like doing the dishes, buying groceries, and getting Dad’s cigarettes from Optimo. We rented five movies, the maximum that Crazy Eddie’s allowed. One movie was mainstream Hollywood product, generally a misfire along the lines of “Continental Divide” or “Bustin’ Loose,” starring someone we were fond of (in these cases, John Belushi and Richard Pryor, respectively). The rest were horror flicks. We no longer had to rummage through the TV listings and stay up until 3 A.M., or rely on luck, or on our parents or our two older sisters, who were in high school and college by then and less inclined to tow their little brothers to the movies. In fact, my brother and I were in charge now, programming the family film festivals. More and more, the only time the six of us were in the same place was on a movie night, usually after a holiday meal. We’d chop up and devour the turkey, then reconvene in the living room to watch some people get chopped up or devoured. We’d chuckle over the familiar tropes: how the black guy always dies first, or the white lady survivor always trips—compulsively, repeatedly—in the final chase scene. We were not a carolling clan.

    — Colson Whitehead on a unique family tradition in the New Yorker. (via @colsonwhitehead) - MT

  2. Posted by: mthompsnpr
  3. colson whitehead

    movies

    horror