I AM HEREBY TAKING CONTROL OF THE MUSIC FOR THE JOURNEY TO THOUGHT BUBBLE
IAN HAS REQUESTED PINK FLOYD AND FLEETWOOD MAC
WHAT ARE YOUR REQUESTS?
SPEAK NOW OR FOREVER HOLD YOUR EARS
Kermode Bear (Spirit Bear) - In a moss-draped rain forest in British Columbia, towering red cedars live a thousand years, and black bears are born with white fur.
Photographs by Paul Nicklen.
This is the area they want to put a pipeline through.
This bear HATES 3D
Fav pics of Queenie.
my monarch, ladies and gents :D
A life of boundless luxury for an entire family of lazy, good-for-nothing toffs, paid for by my hard-earned taxes. Makes me bloody sick. Just looking at these horrible wastrels makes me furious.
at what point in history do you think americans stopped having british accents
Actually, Americans still have the original British accent. We kept it over time…
You know how you know this is bullshit?
Also, Canada has a different accent as well.
But, you know, Americans will always think they’re the centre of the universe, so whatchagonnado
Just seen a post that starts “Every time I see an article about creators at DC shying away from doing a Wonder Woman movie”
WHERE ARE YOU SEEING THESE ARTICLES
I AM GENUINELY INTERESTED
BECAUSE YOU KNOW NOBODY AT DC MAKES MOVIES
ABOUT ANY OF THEIR CHARACTERS
BECAUSE DC IS A COMICS COMPANY
Most people’s hair dreads to some extent if left alone or handled in a certain way. African-descended people’s hair has the right texture to dread most readily. But other folks’ hair can do the same thing, given time.
Some people’s hair is super-straight and I’m guessing that it wouldn’t dread naturally. Well, nature hasn’t stopped humans from undergoing any other kind of transformation.
It strikes me as so strange that of all the things that people want to draw a hard line on, whether or not various people should be “permitted” to let their hair just…grow… has turned into the demarcation line.
I’m not with that. Do what feels good on your head. Someone is definitely going to think badly of you but fuck ‘em. Dreads are hair.
This prompts a big stupid ramble from me:
I follow Yo! Is This Racist? on tumblr, and have listened to the podcast quite a bit, too, so this was much needed for me. I get the whole argument against white people having dreads being cultural appropriation and all that- the same argument gets applied to white people liking blues music too, and neither sits right with me.
But then I’m a white guy, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that when people from an oppressed group talk about things white men do that contribute to that oppression, the best possible thing I can do is shut the fuck up and listen.
But here’s the thing- I’ve never had dreads, but I DO love (and play) the blues. Now, according to the Yo! Is This Racist? guy, this makes me super-racist, but when he says that (and he says it pretty regularly) it comes prepacked with a bunch of assumptions about my attitudes towards the music I love, among these the idea that all white guys who love the blues think that the best blues players are all white guys… which is bullshit. My favourite blues guitarists are pretty evenly split, ethnically, and there’s a few women in there too. I just love the music, and I love that it transcends cultural boundaries the way it does; a bunch of my favourite blues performers are from Mali, and my absolute favourite living blues artist is Joan Armatrading, a woman of Afro-Caribbean descent from Birmingham (UK, not US). That’s an amazing thing, that something that originated in it’s purest form in rural America can become a medium expression for people of incredibly diverse backgrounds across the entire world.
Anyway, the point of this digression (what the fuck does all that have to do with dreads?) is this- there is a difference between cultural appropriation and cultural exchange, and while the former is a horrible thing, the latter is, I believe, hugely positive.
And, y’know, dreads look fucking cool.
Tumblr: fights for more representation. When they get it, they complain its not in-character.
I’m not complaining, I just wanted it to be done better.
Also, its totally fair to side eye representation when it…
Is this about Loki? That’s being written by Al Ewing, right? Having read Zaucer of Zilk and his 2000AD work, I literally cannot think of a safer pair of hands currently working at the big two for a gender fluid bisexual character, barring maybe Grant Morrison.
As long as they don’t give him Greg fucking Land on art again.
I think the main difference between Britain and America is cow proxemics. In America you are either in a farmy place or a city place. You know where you stand with the likelihood of running into a cow. But walk 15 mins from the liveliest city centres in Britain (except perhaps London) and suddenly you are in a field surrounded by 50 cows . Even if you were at primark 10 mins ago. Science is amazing
a guy in my class from london said that before he came to newcastle he’s never seen a cow before properly, but in newcastle he had to walk through a cow field to get into uni
how do u live without seeing a cow in it’s natural habitat- a field?
londoners are strange
My Uni campus has it’s own herd. And a shit ton of sheep XD And I’m at Uni at one of the UKs “major” cities.
We Londoners aren’t strange, we just live in the 21st century.