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in the sixth gif you see her jump form one pole to another. that’s because those two poles were just over five feet apart

honestly curious, why does it offend you?


i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism. 

all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out. 

here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer: 


from top to left to right:


traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.

it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.” 


lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english. 

she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english. 

just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries. 

let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.

this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day. 

if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?

i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay. 

i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media. 

as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world. 

feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality. 



"Let it burn."
Queen of the Flame, by Rika Chan.

Only version of this I’ve liked



"Let it burn."

Queen of the Flame, by Rika Chan.

Only version of this I’ve liked





Another collection of people being kind.  



*makes a decision to try to be one of these*

im so emotional. I started crying at meter homie.


stardust is a cinematic masterpiece and anyone who says otherwise is very very wrong


fandom - Scott Pilgrim

cosplayer -TeaTesss

photo by me (kotojama-san)



Two students, James and John were given a grammar test by their teacher. The question was, “is it better to use “had” or “had had” in this example sentence?”

The teacher collected the tests, and looked over their answers.

James, while John had had “had”, had had “had had.” “Had had” had had a better effect on the teacher.

welcome to the english language


With everything that happened at DashCon this weekend (asking for more money from attendees due to poor money management, accusing the hotel of discrimination against cosplayers without any proof, admins tweeting pictures of themselves crying as “evidence”, NOT PAYING THE WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE PERFORMERS, etc), this video is an excellent resource on identifying the red flags of small conventions and other fandom/geekery events that haven’t been around long enough to gain credibility. Please send this video to anyone you know who’s a new con-goer and is planning on attending an event that hasn’t been around for very long.

Remember that fandom is an industry. Major corporations love our ship wars and our fics and our cosplays because everything we do is free advertising. So if companies like MTV and Disney can make money off fandom (yes, even Tumblr-level stuff), then you can bet that smaller organizations have no qualms about profiting from fans under very shady circumstances.

They know that fans — especially young fans — love to spend money on their franchise because it’s such a large part of their identity. They know that fans love the feeling of solidarity. They know that fans who’ve been bullied or been made to feel unsafe in both online and offline spaces are the most willing to rally in the name of their fandom.

Scam artists know how to make their victims feel empowered.


if u didnt know my height (or actually dont) how tall would u think i am?

Reblog if you’d date someone who doesn’t have a thigh gap or a flat stomach


I want to prove something to my sister who is being a real bitch about my weight and telling me nobody will ever want me


10/10 would bang.

But also:

10/10 would care for you
10/10 would tuck you in
10/10 would cuddle
10/10 would make sure you get to sleep okay
10/10 would make you breakfast in the morning