Sunday, October 19, 2014

I feel like we need some clarification

hunting-the-multifandoms:

bananaramallama:

hellotailor:

fortunatossoliloquy:

This is a Kimono (Japanese):

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This is a Hanfu (Chinese):

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This is a Cheongsam (Chinese):

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This is a Hanbok (Korean):

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Any questions? 


ao dai
(vietnamese)

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THIS POST IS IMPORTANT.

It’s interesting to note that that the garments that have a cross over style when worn correctly are all worn with the left breast over the right.

That is because these countries tend to wrap right over left when they are wrapping the dead.

(Source: yunhokun)

Friday, October 17, 2014
nprfreshair:

Justin Simien, director of Dear White People, joins Fresh Air to discuss his new film and what motivated him to make a satire about race relations and racial identity.  
Simien on how “white movies” are just “movies”

"[Recently] Hollywood has gotten more myopic and has to make very specific choices based on how they think the audience will respond when putting a movie through the production pipeline. It’s gotten real crazily bad, I think.


I think TV has gotten it right. Shonda Rhimes has figured it out, getting multiracial casts on television and appealing to everybody. It’s interesting because I haven’t seen that with “white movies,” which most people just call “movies.” They don’t just appeal to white people, it’s taken as given that a white cast represents everyone: A white male in a movie is an everyman type character, whereas a black man in a movie is a black character and it’s a black movie and it’s only for black people.”

'Dear White People': A Satire About Racial Identity Addressed To Everyone

nprfreshair:

Justin Simien, director of Dear White People, joins Fresh Air to discuss his new film and what motivated him to make a satire about race relations and racial identity.  

Simien on how “white movies” are just “movies”

"[Recently] Hollywood has gotten more myopic and has to make very specific choices based on how they think the audience will respond when putting a movie through the production pipeline. It’s gotten real crazily bad, I think.

I think TV has gotten it right. Shonda Rhimes has figured it out, getting multiracial casts on television and appealing to everybody. It’s interesting because I haven’t seen that with “white movies,” which most people just call “movies.” They don’t just appeal to white people, it’s taken as given that a white cast represents everyone: A white male in a movie is an everyman type character, whereas a black man in a movie is a black character and it’s a black movie and it’s only for black people.”

'Dear White People': A Satire About Racial Identity Addressed To Everyone

Thursday, October 16, 2014 Tuesday, October 14, 2014

“I believe myself to possess a most singular combination of qualities exactly fitted to make me pre-eminently a discoverer of the hidden realities of nature.… The belief has been forced upon me, & most slow have I been to admit it even.
 
Firstly: Owing to some peculiarity in my nervous system, I have perceptions of some things, which no one else has; or at least very few, if any.… Some might say an intuitive perception of hidden things;—that is of things hidden from eyes, ears & the ordinary senses.…

Secondly;—my immense reasoning faculties;

Thirdly;… the power not only of throwing my whole energy & existence into whatever I choose, but also bring to bear on any one subject or idea, a vast apparatus from all sorts of apparently irrelevant & extraneous sources. I can throw rays from every quarter of the universe into one vast focus.

Lady Ada Lovelace in a letter to her mother eloquently explaining why she is uniquely qualified to science the hell out of stuff.

Excerpt From: Gleick, James. “The Information.”

(via seoulbrother)

Gleick’s “The Information” is a fascinating read, BTW.

Thursday, October 9, 2014
dynastylnoire:

kahtiihma:

fandomsandfeminism:

returntothestars:

ianthe:

!!

dat practical armor

I love every aspect of this.

NO you guys don’t understand, the entire book is like this. They tried to cram in all sorts of representation of different races and the art is gorgeous and it’s GREAT! The picture for a spellcaster is a female human who is wearing BAGGY, NON-SEXUALIZED CLOTHING AND NO MAKEUP because she’s in a dungeon, she doesn’t have time to do her hair cmon.
Also this:


 I want the book and I don’t’ even play the game

dynastylnoire:

kahtiihma:

fandomsandfeminism:

returntothestars:

ianthe:

!!

dat practical armor

I love every aspect of this.

NO you guys don’t understand, the entire book is like this. They tried to cram in all sorts of representation of different races and the art is gorgeous and it’s GREAT! The picture for a spellcaster is a female human who is wearing BAGGY, NON-SEXUALIZED CLOTHING AND NO MAKEUP because she’s in a dungeon, she doesn’t have time to do her hair cmon.

Also this:

 I want the book and I don’t’ even play the game

cultureunseen:

The Dapper Rebels of Los Angeles, originally published in LIFE magazine, July 15, 1966.

Dressing like hipsters before it was cool.

Graphic.

(Source: -teesa-)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
edwardspoonhands:

wilwheaton:

(via xkcd: Marriage)
It’s appalling to me that the majority of Americans didn’t approve of interracial marriage until 1995. We need to recognize that America has been, and continues to be, a *profoundly* racist country.

Also interesting that the government was way out ahead of public opinion on interracial marriage and significantly behind on same-sex marriage. The government is supposed to protect the rights of its citizens whether or not the majority wants those rights protected. That’s not how we’re behaving these days.

Uuunnhhh, all of this.

edwardspoonhands:

wilwheaton:

(via xkcd: Marriage)

It’s appalling to me that the majority of Americans didn’t approve of interracial marriage until 1995. We need to recognize that America has been, and continues to be, a *profoundly* racist country.

Also interesting that the government was way out ahead of public opinion on interracial marriage and significantly behind on same-sex marriage. The government is supposed to protect the rights of its citizens whether or not the majority wants those rights protected. That’s not how we’re behaving these days.

Uuunnhhh, all of this.