Domain of the King of the Bookcase

culturalappropriationon:

geekykristie:

angelacarterofmars:

Girl meets world addresses Cultural appropriation

this is actually embarassingly wrong, though. sure, she looks tacky but this is a purely white liberal construct we’re looking at here. generally speaking, people in contemporary japan aren’t going to see something like that as misappropriation, and it hardly makes sense to even try to look at it that way because harajuku is, you know, a shopping district that sells mass produced clothing. maybe this girl is doing something else noxious in the episode, but what’s presented here just isn’t that.

there is of course a line in the sand, and in this case in specific it’s basically between nicki minaj and gwen stefani. nicki was, and maybe still does, calling herself harajuku barbie because she’s drawn a lot of inspiration for her looks from the bright, colourful styles of the district. a district in a wealthy industrialized nation. there’s no real difference between that and calling herself rodeo drive barbie or camden square barbie. gwen stefani, you know, was paying asian women to follow her around like ornaments. that’s a problem.

i get kind of suspicious when people, especially in mainstream tv, overwhelmingly go after “weaboos” as soft targets because it seems like a smokescreen to avoid going after the actually deeply troublesome and normalized acts of commodifying and trivializing marginalized groups.

also, a teacher dragging a teenage girl that hard in front of her entire class is fucked up.

I saw this like seven times yesterday scrolling on my phone and wasn’t about to start on it from there - but yeah pretty much what you said. People are ready to leap on those they perceive as weeaboos but people forget or ignore that Harajuku (and anime) is for sale.

Love of my life Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is the official Ambassador of Kawaii, as in it is a real part of her fashion-fused-musical-career as ordained by the government to promote Japanese kawaii culture and Harajuku fashions to the rest of the world in an effort to bump international attention, tourism, and sales. There are without a doubt social movements/ideas particular to the culture embedded in the different areas of Japanese fashion and act as a response to the culture - but frankly, overall, a lot of Japanese fashion is fashion. It exists for an aesthetic; it exists for expression; it exists for influence and ultimately consumption; and today more than ever it exists for export.

Sitting around and pointing a finger at every Japanese fashion labeling it as deeply intrinsic and important and special and exclusive to the culture is harmful; by doing so you are denying a contemporary creative base the autonomy to evolve and speak for itself. “Japan is a land of tradition” yeah, okay, but it doesn’t live in a fucking vacuum trembling from fear of the peeking gaijin.

What is happening here is a young girl is dressed in a fashion she cannot identify, which can be a case of cultural appropriation when “plagiarizing and/or thieving” is the mode of operation. For example: Someone latching on to a visual they saw while watching a Japanese film/whatever then went on to claim the style as their own creation and started selling it without ever acknowledging their influences or affirming the creatives whose work they are leeching from. Which is of course a lot to assume of a middle schooler to be intentionally doing. 

And that is totally Cory laying the smack down on his own daughter in front of an entire class. Double messed up. 

Bolded for highlight because I know a lot of people won’t read it otherwise.

landofrockandroll:

International Cosplay Day! Featuring myself as Male!Vriska, kingofthebookcase as John, and mystery badass as Jotaro Kujo.

landofrockandroll:

International Cosplay Day! Featuring myself as Male!Vriska, kingofthebookcase as John, and mystery badass as Jotaro Kujo.

sleepysatyr:

hello hi i made the anti choice five nights at freddys post. it currently has over five THOUSAND notes. I was wrong about the desolate hope. here’s a link with a statement from the creator

i never saw this article, but if i knew the post would have gotten this many notes, i would have done better fact checking. i made the post to inform my friends and didn’t think it would even be reblogged

i’m deleting the post and i ask everyone to stop reblogging it, and to inform anyone reblogging it that i was wrong and i would like the post to be deleted.

reblog this if you Want to clear up the matter. i ask you to delete the original post, but if you want to keep me held responsible, that’s cool. 

do-black-people-do-stuff:

glight1994:

icyarguments:

Because why go outside (gasp!) and get involved when you can just like and reblog posts from the comfort of your home.

Because sometimes you’re young, and can’t leave your area, or parents won’t let You get involved. so the only thing you can do is spread the message so someone who can help will see it. 

"Aaaand made a comic to make people feel bad about themselves, when I’m not doing anything either. Gee that was good use of my time." 

Most of the people on this site are underage, not in area where the can protest, or in financial issues where they can’t afford to make the long distance.

The most they can do is reblog info to let people aware of currents events, fundraisers, and how to keep safe.

I mean it’s a lot better than just sitting on your ass and making an “you’re not a real activist comic’ as you contribute nothing to either the ‘real’ or fake activism.

xelyna:

angelacarterofmars:

Girl meets world addresses Cultural appropriation

this is actually embarassingly wrong, though. sure, she looks tacky but this is a purely white liberal construct we’re looking at here. generally speaking, people in contemporary japan aren’t going to see something like that as misappropriation, and it hardly makes sense to even try to look at it that way because harajuku is, you know, a shopping district that sells mass produced clothing. maybe this girl is doing something else noxious in the episode, but what’s presented here just isn’t that.

there is of course a line in the sand, and in this case in specific it’s basically between nicki minaj and gwen stefani. nicki was, and maybe still does, calling herself harajuku barbie because she’s drawn a lot of inspiration for her looks from the bright, colourful styles of the district. a district in a wealthy industrialized nation. there’s no real difference between that and calling herself rodeo drive barbie or camden square barbie. gwen stefani, you know, was paying asian women to follow her around like ornaments. that’s a problem.

i get kind of suspicious when people, especially in mainstream tv, overwhelmingly go after “weaboos” as soft targets because it seems like a smokescreen to avoid going after the actually deeply troublesome and normalized acts of commodifying and trivializing marginalized groups.

also, a teacher dragging a teenage girl that hard in front of her entire class is fucked up.

WTF, saying white people can’t wear “Harajuku” fashion is the same as saying only people from London can wear punk or only people from Hawaii can wear board shorts.

If she was wearing a bad kimono and shitty “geisha” face paint THAT would be cultural appropriation. Modern street style is not some kind of cultural tradition!

princemono:

VERIFIED FUNDRAISERS:

aforementioned #operationhelporhush: the starter’s twitterteepsring shop, amazon wishlist, paypal

and Michael Brown’s Memorial Fund

Feed the Students of Ferguson (source: starter’s twitter St. Louis Foodbank Confirmation)

i have been seeing a lot of different links for different places to donate for bail and legal fees, but i haven’t been able to find anything on whether or not the funds have actually been going towards helping out the people of ferguson so

if you know of any more please add and spread them and if in doubt remember to google first

rufiozuko:

thelonelythrone:

postracialcomments:

CNN’s Jake Tapper Telling the Truth about Ferguson

Jake Tapper exposing the truth! He earned his stripes today.

this is crazy!!!

piddlebucket:

thisiswhiteprivilege:

softboycollective:

TUESDAY 8/19: Ferguson PD presented a table full of fabricated evidence at this morning’s press conference - allegedly seized from protestors and stopped cars. The Colt 45 Molotov with a white bandana was the crowning glory, turns out you can’t even buy glass 40’s in Missouri. Stay classy, FPD

I seriously think white supremacist are coming in the area to frame the protesters, but it could just be the cops

Nah I think that’s exactly what’s going on.

Hey, so I’m going to Buffalo to visit family for a few days, and I’m going to feel weird being away from all my friends from NYCstuck.  Are there any Homestucks in the Buffalo-Toronto area holding meetups in the upcoming week?

wont-take-a-backseat:

lesbian-inthe-tardis:

wtfwhiteppl:

white people stealing hashtags

She’s kind of right though. Why the fuck would you post some of the things you post on a social media website when you know it could get you in trouble?? It’s kind of stupid how this hashtag even exists. “if they gunned me down”?? Seriously. Don’t get fucking “gunned down” then and fucking act right.

your punk ass needs to learn how to stay in your lane if you start talking about shit with no idea about what context this is in. i’m feeling generous so turn on your signal and pull over to the shoulder of the road and let me break this down.
the #iftheygunnedmedown is not about having a “clean” social media profile. it’s about how the media and police jump to justify the murder of innocent black people—think about the images that are circulating right now around Ferguson. They post pictures of Michael Brown where he had the peace sign and wrote that it was a gang sign. They lied and said he stole from a convenience store—the store owners had to come forward and explain that Brown never stole anything! They claim the people protesting in the streets are yelling “Kill the police” when they’re really shouting “No justice, no peace”. They are trying to justify his death by spreading lies instead of admitting that the police officer (who is on paid leave BTW) killed an innocent person. The media is trying to portray Michael Brown as another nameless black thug, the kind that no one should care about to cloak the white supremacy that continues to exist in this country today.
Michael Brown was a good kid. He was going to college. He had friends and family who loved him. And so did the other black people (Jordan Davis, Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, and many other who are too numerous to name—too numerous! I’m not joking. Go look them up) who dared to commit the crime of exist on this earth while black.
That is what this hashtag is about. It’s about the lies people will spread about you to justify your death. If you come in here talking about respectability, I’m going to remind me you that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr marched in a suit, gave a non violent message, and was still portrayed in the media as someone dangerous. They called him a as a rebel-rowser and radical minister who only wanted to cause trouble between the races. 
Don’t tell them to not get gunned down. Tell the people with the guns to not shoot. 

wont-take-a-backseat:

lesbian-inthe-tardis:

wtfwhiteppl:

white people stealing hashtags

She’s kind of right though. Why the fuck would you post some of the things you post on a social media website when you know it could get you in trouble?? It’s kind of stupid how this hashtag even exists. “if they gunned me down”?? Seriously. Don’t get fucking “gunned down” then and fucking act right.

your punk ass needs to learn how to stay in your lane if you start talking about shit with no idea about what context this is in. i’m feeling generous so turn on your signal and pull over to the shoulder of the road and let me break this down.

the #iftheygunnedmedown is not about having a “clean” social media profile. it’s about how the media and police jump to justify the murder of innocent black people—think about the images that are circulating right now around Ferguson. They post pictures of Michael Brown where he had the peace sign and wrote that it was a gang sign. They lied and said he stole from a convenience store—the store owners had to come forward and explain that Brown never stole anything! They claim the people protesting in the streets are yelling “Kill the police” when they’re really shouting “No justice, no peace”. They are trying to justify his death by spreading lies instead of admitting that the police officer (who is on paid leave BTW) killed an innocent person. The media is trying to portray Michael Brown as another nameless black thug, the kind that no one should care about to cloak the white supremacy that continues to exist in this country today.

Michael Brown was a good kid. He was going to college. He had friends and family who loved him. And so did the other black people (Jordan Davis, Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, and many other who are too numerous to name—too numerous! I’m not joking. Go look them up) who dared to commit the crime of exist on this earth while black.

That is what this hashtag is about. It’s about the lies people will spread about you to justify your death. If you come in here talking about respectability, I’m going to remind me you that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr marched in a suit, gave a non violent message, and was still portrayed in the media as someone dangerous. They called him a as a rebel-rowser and radical minister who only wanted to cause trouble between the races.

Don’t tell them to not get gunned down. Tell the people with the guns to not shoot. 

puppetzeldas:

Zelda in jammies and her guardian Impa (*´・v・)
landofrockandroll:

Haha this was me gettin turnt the fuck up thanks Kakyoin for the candid pic you crazy ass nigga. We fought some niggas in Egypt and Saudi Arabia and all around the world with my grandpa, some middle eastern dude, and some bitch ass French guy. It was a good night.  #turntup #turntdown #jotarokujo #jjba #jojosbizarreadventure #jojo #ibeendrankin

landofrockandroll:

Haha this was me gettin turnt the fuck up thanks Kakyoin for the candid pic you crazy ass nigga. We fought some niggas in Egypt and Saudi Arabia and all around the world with my grandpa, some middle eastern dude, and some bitch ass French guy. It was a good night.
#turntup #turntdown #jotarokujo #jjba #jojosbizarreadventure #jojo #ibeendrankin

comicsalliance:

James Stokoe Brings Armored Ultra Violence To ‘What If? Age of Ultron’ #2 Variant Cover

empathydisorder:

yoncevevo:

FUCK

if i feel like i just had a religious experience watching that, holy fuck, i can only imagine what that girl felt like.

comicartistevolution:

Stuart Immonen 2011: New Avengers #7 (Inks: Wade Von Grawbadger / Colors: Laura Martin)
Immonen closed out his tenure on New Avengers with an issue that featured Luke and Jessica interviewing candidates to be Danielle’s nanny. It’s a fun sequence, but let me be honest: I’m including this to engage in a bit of nerd peacockery. Ahem…
Hellcat
Mantis
D-Man
Firebird
Machine Man
Sersi
Trapster
Echo
US1
Molly Hayes
Madame Web
Ultra Girl
Groot
Beverly Switzler
Deadpool
Sepulchre
Stature
She-Hulk
NIghthawk
Devlor
Tigra
Squirrel Girl!

comicartistevolution:

Stuart Immonen 2011: New Avengers #7 (Inks: Wade Von Grawbadger / Colors: Laura Martin)

Immonen closed out his tenure on New Avengers with an issue that featured Luke and Jessica interviewing candidates to be Danielle’s nanny. It’s a fun sequence, but let me be honest: I’m including this to engage in a bit of nerd peacockery. Ahem…

  • Hellcat
  • Mantis
  • D-Man
  • Firebird
  • Machine Man
  • Sersi
  • Trapster
  • Echo
  • US1
  • Molly Hayes
  • Madame Web
  • Ultra Girl
  • Groot
  • Beverly Switzler
  • Deadpool
  • Sepulchre
  • Stature
  • She-Hulk
  • NIghthawk
  • Devlor
  • Tigra
  • Squirrel Girl!