Rick Grimes will not not play that pushing shit no he will not.
After I posted a picture of my wall, I got so many requests to give a full tour. I finally decided to take some pictures.
I had bedsheets that were dotted like that - they were Minnie themed for the fitted sheet and dotted for the top.
You’re a neat, neat person. Look how everything is stacked!
It would take many books, my life, and no one wants anyway to hear such stories.
(I was taking pictures of the chapter illustrations for this comic book because my scanner broke (and then I cleaned them up, pictured above), and then I decided to recommend the book to everyone on tumblr, and then I accidentally history feels’d all over my blog. I disgust myself.)
I visited the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. a year or two ago. The museum itself was fantastic (there was a great propaganda exhibit up when I went). It was also chilling, and the image I remember best is a room full of shoes - just hundreds of shoes, taken from the camps, and then I realized these represented only a tiny, minuscule fraction of the millions of people who were affected by the Holocaust. There was also this quote from Deuteronomy that I read that day, which has stuck with me all this time:
Only guard yourself and guard your soul carefully, lest you forget the things your eyes saw, and lest these things depart your heart all the days of your life, and you shall make them known to your children, and to your children’s children.
At the end of the day, I picked up this graphic novel called Maus. I wasn’t sure what to expect, because the Holocaust is absolutely one of the hardest things to depict in any form of media, without a doubt. Most depictions are accused of being too sappy, or too detached. They show too many facts and not enough humanity. There’s too much sentimentality and not enough historical accuracy. These are legitimate critiques. Maus was different, though. My biggest complaint about the depictions I see are that victims are treated like victims before actual people, and Maus totally avoids this. The Holocaust victim (the author’s father) whose story is being told, is a huge jerk, and Spiegelman does nothing to paint his father in a better light; at the same time, Spiegelman admits that he has no real grasp of what his father went through - and how could he? How could anyone, if he’d never experienced it for himself, know? It’s ironic, I suppose, that a book that depicts all its characters as mice and pigs and cats tells one of the most human accounts of the Holocaust I’ve ever read.
One other refreshing thing about Maus is that Art Spiegelman never forces any morals and messages down the reader’s throat. It is a semi-biographical memoir, and Spiegelman lets his readers interpret as much as they can for themselves. According to the comic, his father has racist tendencies himself, and, although he could easily have done so, Spiegelman doesn’t try to paint him as a pure flawless victim. Some people I know who’ve read the comic have complained about this, about how it was a writing mistake, and how it makes them less sympathetic towards the victim. I wonder, though - how much are these trifling human flaws worth in the face of evil? Should we really take a tragedy so enormous as the Holocaust and say that it should have taught Vladek Spiegelman a “lesson” about racism?
I won’t even begin to comment on what this work did for the comic book genre, either, but suffice it to say, the graphic novel was taken much more seriously afterwards (it was the first graphic novel to win a Pulitzer).
At the end of the comic, Mr. Spiegelman provides some photographs of the human beings depicted in the comic, just in case by the end the reader has forgotten that the entire thing was not just a tragic piece of fiction about mice. And we do forget sometimes that the Holocaust (and genocide and war and slavery and all these seemingly far-off things) actually happened. I feel like we alienate historical events and figures, like they’re all part of particularly realistic pieces of fiction, or at least, I know I do. It’s things like the Holocaust that can’t be effectively captured in even the most high-quality black-and-white photographs; even Art Spiegelman, whose family went through the Holocaust, cannot even begin to fathom what it was like. We can try, though, but it takes more than words. Sometimes it takes a room full of discarded shoes or a poignant comic book.
My only wish in life is to one day successfully cosplay skull trumpet
Arden’s Neopets Giveaway 2012, AKA what the hell am i supposed to do with all this money???
I recently decided that I have way too many goddamn neopoints, and to be honest I have no goddamn idea as to what I would even do with them. So, out of the kindness of my heart and my inability to make decisions, I’ve decided to just give it the hell away!! Genius, I know. The prizes are as follows, ladies and gents:
1 first place winner gets:
one million neopoints!!! oh my lord!! that’s just so much money!!
2 second place winners get:
500,000 neopoints!! oh goodness this is just ridiculous!!
3 third place winners get:
An exciting assortment of neopets items such as codestones, faeries, map pieces, whatever!! it’s free stuff!!
you can reblog up to 5 times, likes don’t count!
the giveaway will end August 11th, 2012!
you don’t have to be following me to enter but if you feel inclined to do so, that’s just okay. in fact, you are a very nice person. i like you.
good luck, folks!
Gravity falls is actually one of my favorite cartoons up there with Regular show and Adventure time. I’m sorry I ever doubted you, but it still doesn’t belong on Disney.
Look around your neighborhood, look around your classroom, look at your friends. We are all culturally diverse. We are not all white! White should not be the norm. When we think about princesses we should not think about a white european princess automatically. There are African Princesses, Asian Princesses, Hispanic Princess, Indian Princesses,etc. There are so many princesses to pick from!
That’s why I’m so conflicted on Disney’s Snow Queen/Frozen. I love the story and I love Hans Christian Andersen, BUT WHY ANOTHER WHY WHITE PRINCESS/ WHITE CHARACTERS? I can almost sadly garantee you won’t see any POC in that film.
Moreover if you’re argument is that “Oh IT’S EUROPEAN STORIES SO THEY HAVE TO HAVE WHITE PEOPLE!” I’m sorry to break it to you but:
- NOT ALL EUROPEAN PEOPLE ARE WHITE.
- EUROPE DOES NOT EQUAL ALL WHITE.
Also if you’re argument is that “OH well THOSE ARE REALLY GOOD FAIRYTALES/STORIES THAT’S WHY DISNEY PICKS THEM” Again I hate to break your heart but:
- Have you read Mexican fairytales? African American Folklore? Asian stories? Every single countries has a diverse set of tales that could be amazing turned into wonderful Disney films. Also imagine the scenery and breathtaking animation? To draw an African Savannah? The shores of any Pacific Island? The Great pyramids of Aztecs/Mayans?
- Do you know how amazing it would be?
I am Hispanic. I have never seen a Princess who looks like me. I have a 8 year old sister. She’s dark skinned and her favorite princess is usually Ariel or Tiana. Ariel because of the fact she’s mermaid, Tiana because she loves her dress and she identifies with her, she sees Tiana as closely resembling her. I want her to keep having more Tianas, in a sense more princesses she identifies with. More princesses all my siblings and cousins can identify with.
Yes I grew up with a world with white princesses and I love many of them. I absolutely love Aurora for the sake of the Sleeping Beauty. I learned to identify with them. When Tiana came out it was a big deal to me, because Tiana is the only princess I personally connect with. I share a similar personality to Tiana but I’m not saying The Princess and the Frog was perfect. No, infact it shows the most blatant racism. The princess (Tiana) in the story spends most of the film as frog. Never in the history of the Disney have they have princess spend her entire film as an animal or non human form. Disney was still shaking in their whitecentric boots that they fear having a black princess for too long in a movie might not work. Whatever argument you might want to contradict or argue in favor of Disney’s choice is invalid.
Now Disney, you come here cranking up stories and more princesses and still exposing the same white characters. I’m fed up. I want another Asian princess, give me a Japanese Empress, an Pacific Islander Princess, a African-American warrior princess, give me an Indian Princess, give me a freaking Hispanic Princess.
Pocahontas,Jasmine,Mulan and Tiana can only do so much versus the white empire of characters and princesses you have created.
“Pocahontas,Jasmine,Mulan and Tiana can only do so much versus the white empire of characters and princesses you have created.”
I want a Palestinian Princess!
Disney has an ironic history of turning POC into animals for their movies…their biggest success in the 90’s, The Lion King, was basically that.
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If you haven’t pissed someone off on Tumblr , you’re not using it right.
I watched The Lion King on Broadway this weekend, my first Broadway show ever… it was GREAT and really such a timeless story, very well translated onstage… This is me arting away my emotionsss~
I need to see what this is all about.
When I find my iPod. Probably still in the car.
I’m not going out there.
…and you should, too. Here’s a Techdirt post which has a thing that’ll connect you automatically to your elected officials and the EFF’s address book if you want to call anyone else.
The guy who answered on behalf of Senator Toomey was by all accounts a very patient and very wonderful human being, and I just ran through my concerns with the bill (up to and including PIPA WILL KILL JOBS) and also mentioned all the organizations against it and that the opposition is bipartisan.
When I called Senator Casey I got a machine. >_<
“The internet censorship bill “SOPA” is in big trouble—you may have killed it. But now the forces behind SOPA are pushing another censorship bill (“PROTECT IP”) through the Senate. “