wait just a fucking second
I dedicate this little number to all those who like to say Disney princesses are nothing but passive, submissive, and horrible role models.
It would be nice though if we could get to a point where in the movies, every heroine didn’t have to make a point of changing the love interests’ way of thinking in order to have them respect her.
Thank you sir! You can do it too! I promise! Did you see that sf.com is hiring writers? You should put your hat in the ring again sir!
I didn’t mean to answer this publicly… Sorry!
In the american anime adaption they tried to make them cousins, but instead made them look like insestuious reletives which was fucking great
America; land of the free.
Except Japan was apparently a lot more free in its censorship.
I think Japan still censors its porn to blur out the genitals…
What Japan does not do is remove any trace of gay people from cartoons, so that young gay people grow up for years without having seen themselves represented in media. As if they don’t exist. With the notion that if they do exist, that they are too horrible for kids to be confronted with.
I know what I find more important.
In that era of anime censorship a lot of relationships were changed to cousins or other such things.
A school girl with a crush on her teacher turns into anxiety about the teacher and tests. Gay relations turn into cousins, I’m sure they would have erased Uranus’ gender presentation if they could.
I do “get” why they did this on a comprehension level despite vehemently disagreeing with their choices. What I really don’t even understand was their tendency to erase all sorts of relationships, even straight relationships.
I’m baffled at a lot of things from that era of censorship.
[Though this is probably just the nostalgic part of me but I really miss the really BAD Americanizations of things such as “Yum Donuts!” instead of “Yum onigiri!” but only because I enjoy laughing at those…]
Anyway just a jumping point to a bit of a nostalgic ramble.
Why is no one mentioning the Starlights? They were changed into men in their non-senshi form for the anime because their tension with the Sailor Senshi was too… sapphic. They did that in Japan before it even came to America.
Sailor Uranus’ and Neptune’s relationship was also a lot less explicit than we think, and done in the typical queer-baiting style that is prevalent in Japanese anime. While Takeuchi Naoko did state they were lovers, the actual portrayal of their relationship in the anime has been left open to interpretation.
In any case, Sailor Uranus is an important example of someone who is openly gay, but she is by no means the norm. When it comes to gay characters in Japan, they are fetishized, and made into kinks, and therefore lose most of their agency.
Of course, that doesn’t forgive American transgressions (Zoicite was turned into a woman because it was a bit too gay they way he was into Malachite/Kunzite). I’m just saying that holding up Japan on a pedestal isn’t really the way to go either.
Steven Moffat (x)
Should we trust the man who breaks the rules every episode he writes?
Rating: R, eventual NC-17
Summary: Cobb is dead, and Arthur and Eames are going to burn Cobol to the ground.
You have no idea how excited I am about the next chapter. I’ve got drugged children in suitcases, and Ariadne prepared to make the most fucked up maze when the assassins come to take them down.
Okay… I now reread that sentence and…. right… drugging kids and hiding them in suitcases may seem a little weird… I promise there is a VERY good reason for it.
Mmmm…. this is going to be fun.
D: And I was just going to bed.
It’s alright. I’m tipsily falling alseep as we speak XD
Best TNG outfit or best TNG outfit?
i can’t tell who has the better camel toe
true gender equality
How does he have camel toe too?
Where did all the trekkies go?
Here I am!
Look at all the beautiful Trekkies.
did you just
I can’t even tell you how much this picture makes me happy.
Quick, someone say something that will make me angry so I can use this gif of Garak flipping over a table.
Nothing is less impressive than a gif of Garak flipping a table!
Equality in the work place means actively sending employees to dangerous locations in order to make a point
Okay, so I know you’re taking a bit of a double take. What could I possibly have against mascara? Well, a lot actually, and it turns out when this picture is blown up on the big screen, you can see a lot of mascara clumping so I know that my problem is with mascara and not with long, lustrous eyelashes.
Now before you get mad at me, my issue isn’t incorrect application of eye makeup. My issue is that in this scene, Tris is clearly still wearing the clothing of Abnegation, who are the sort of … how shall I put this… the monks (who still have sex) of this post-apocalyptic world. They’re defining characteristic is that they give to others, and do not let their ego rule them. They also wear plain clothing, and they do not wear makeup.
An in depth comparison of Battle Royale and The Hunger Games, including plot details, cultural context and narrative styling.
Time to bring back this oldie, but goodie.