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paperflower86:

mswyrr:

THESE VIDEOS THO

do yourself a favour and watch all of these

Pouncer, my oldest cat is one of few who’ve figured out how mirrors work… we have a mirror-doored cabinet she now uses to spot people walking into rooms, either to set herself up for a petting or to pretend she wasn’t stealing treats

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? Jai Rani Alisha: The Glorification of White Crime

theroguefeminist:

daughterofmulan:

Take a facet of crime, and then look at television shows/movies that feature those criminals as protagonists.

White mobs.

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White pirates.

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White serial killers.

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White political corruption

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White drug dealers

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I mostly want to talk about this as a TV phenomenon, but pick a crime, any crime, and Western media has probably made a movie/TV series/play/etc. with a white person that romanticizes the criminal activity. No matter what, a white person can do whatever terrible crimes and still have a TV/movie fanbase that loves them.

When you see black or brown people committing crimes on screen, you are to see them thugs and criminal masterminds and people to be beat down.

When you see white people committing crimes on screen, you see a three-dimensional portrait of why someone might commit that crime, how criminals are people too, and how you should even love them for the crimes that they commit because they’re just providing for their families or they’ve wronged or they’re just people and not perfect. This is particularly a luxury given to white male characters, since there few white female criminals as protagonists.

If and of the above shows were about black or brown folks, there would be a backlash of (white) people claiming that TV and movies are romanticizing criminals and are treating them too much like heroes and that it will affect viewers and encourage violence and “thuggish” behavior. And yet fictional white criminals get to have a deep fanbase who loves these white criminals, receive accolades and awards, get called amazing television that portray the complexities of human nature. Viewers of these characters see past the atrocious crimes and into their humanity, a luxury that white characters always have while characters of color rarely do. The closest that mainstream TV has come to showing black criminals as main characters is probably The Wire, and even then, the criminals share equal screen time and equal status as main characters as the police trying to stop them.

The idea that crime can be so heavily romanticized and glorified to such a degree is undoubtedly a privilege given to white characters. The next time you hear someone talk about Dexter Morgan or Walter White in a positive way, it may be an opportunity to rethink how white people can always able to be seen as people no matter what they do, while everyone else can be boiled down to nothing but a criminal.

I always felt extremely uncomfortable with this trope because, not only is it racist, but it tends to feed into the already too common propensity society has to humanize, romanticize and exonerate irrevocably terrible white men. Like if you’re a white man and you commit awful crimes, you will likely go down in history as a legendary celebrity and historical figure

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mightyhealthyquest:

IT’S ALWAYS TEA TIME!

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Chuck E. Cheese STOLE MY VIDEO!

all I can say is you already have a winning case, so get a lawyer and make them both pay and suffer as examples for what they did

I have friends who were in the same situation, and here is where we learned to sue

(Source: youtube.com)

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(Source: sorryblondie)

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creaturebox:

Throwback Thursday: A new sheriff in town.

creaturebox:

Throwback Thursday: A new sheriff in town.

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sprezzaturan:

I’ve been neglecting tumblr for way too long (including my messages! Sorry, I will get to them soon D: ). To start getting into the habit of posting again, here’s an art tool rec post! Last week I had the privilege of visiting Glen Keane at his studio and he recommended this pencil for drawing. It was so smooth and buttery soft, I fell in love and immediately  bought a pack. It’s especially great on animation paper/finer surfaces.

If you want to give it a try you can buy some here (this website is dangerous, it’s basically where I get all my brush pens)!: Mitsu-Bishi Hi-Uni 

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edderzz:

In a rainy mood. :) 

edderzz:

In a rainy mood. :) 

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rauchbros:

Noe Rueda grew up poor on Chicago’s West Side. As young as 8 years old, he relied on his budding entrepreneurial talents to help his mom and three siblings make ends meet.

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rufftoon:

New images for the upcoming Asterix animated film “Le Domaine Des Dieux”  (The Mansions Of The Gods). 

A teaser trailer had been released, and a full trailer soon. The movie opens in France in December.

Source for the images (and more to be seen) : http://www.focusonanimation.com/fournee-douze-images-inedites-asterix-domaine-dieux-21643/

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