Tuesday, October 21, 2014

andythanfiction:

Costume by andythanfiction
Model wilsontoyourhouse
Photos by Portrait Innovations, Richmond VA
Thanks to aldrovanda and wings-andgrace

gatsbyadventures:

Who you gonna call?

Corgbusters!

karnythia:

dynastylnoire:

mysnarkyside:

soldierofinquisition:

dynastylnoire:

asylumcellw16pt:

courtneycadaver:

ashleighthelion:

dynastylnoire:

fuckyeahmichonne:

narulein:

Michonne Cosplay test by a friend of mine! I think it’s already pretty awesome. Go visit her Facebook page ♥: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Purple-Candy-Cosplay/294657134029793?fref=ts

Oh, dear.  Someone needs to tell this girl that blackface is never okay.

narulein nope. your test is pretty racist. Blackface not acceptable under any circumstances

Ugh, STOP DOING BLACKFACE.

There’s a link to this woman’s facebook, everyone go tell her how fucked up this is.

Can somebody explain, and I mean this in the most genuine curiosity and because I actually don’t understand. If the cosplay is not racist in any way and a pretty close depiction of the character without exaggerating features done with no malicious intent why it’s not okay and still deemed racist?

Because being black gets people killed in real life and we cannot just wipe it off to save ourselves
because blackface is steeped in minstrelsy
Please just google blackface and you’ll quickly find articles as to why
why can’t you accept if a black person is saying something is racist, that it just is?

will white people ever learn though? is it ALWAYS the duty of POC to sit them down like little children and explain to them? Like they’re so fucking privileged to point where nothing even phases them, they can’t even be bothered to use their brains to surmise whether something is incredibly offensive. I don’t give a shit if you’re “genuinely curious” you’re just ignorant as fuck. I’m so tired of this ugh  USE YOUR BRAINS

Since her posts are bilingual, I am thinking that she isn’t American. Sometimes people forget that the views of black people are not universal. She is really just thinking of the character as another person and doesn’t see any issue with it. The color of the skin is just a color and the only meaning it has is  the same as hair color and style. In a weird way, this is where equality will take us. We just aren’t there yet in America.

She’s speaking German and is being called out  out by other people speaking German that recognize that she is being racist by putting it on.
Ignorance doesn’t make one innocent. She was told it was racist. Instead of apologizing for her ignorance she went on passive aggressive tirade where she basically said she doesn’t care and hate me anyway.
Black people world wide are are not shielded for the ramification of being black in a racist world. She will not be coddled because she put black face on.

Black face is racist in Germany too. Despite the myth that minstrel shows only happened in the US the reality is that they were a global phenomenon. And the history of Black face in Europe is well documented. Folks, Google exists. I promise you that unless the OP has been living under a rock they already have the cultural & social context that Black face is racist. Ask any Afro German (of which there are lots!) about German plays, TV shows, movies, etc involving Black face and the protests that they’ve held over the decades. Not to mention the FIFA investigation that has been going on this year.

karnythia:

dynastylnoire:

mysnarkyside:

soldierofinquisition:

dynastylnoire:

asylumcellw16pt:

courtneycadaver:

ashleighthelion:

dynastylnoire:

fuckyeahmichonne:

narulein:

Michonne Cosplay test by a friend of mine! 
I think it’s already pretty awesome. 

Go visit her Facebook page ♥: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Purple-Candy-Cosplay/294657134029793?fref=ts

Oh, dear.  Someone needs to tell this girl that blackface is never okay.

narulein nope. your test is pretty racist. Blackface not acceptable under any circumstances

Ugh, STOP DOING BLACKFACE.

There’s a link to this woman’s facebook, everyone go tell her how fucked up this is.

Can somebody explain, and I mean this in the most genuine curiosity and because I actually don’t understand. If the cosplay is not racist in any way and a pretty close depiction of the character without exaggerating features done with no malicious intent why it’s not okay and still deemed racist?

Because being black gets people killed in real life and we cannot just wipe it off to save ourselves

because blackface is steeped in minstrelsy

Please just google blackface and you’ll quickly find articles as to why

why can’t you accept if a black person is saying something is racist, that it just is?

will white people ever learn though? is it ALWAYS the duty of POC to sit them down like little children and explain to them? Like they’re so fucking privileged to point where nothing even phases them, they can’t even be bothered to use their brains to surmise whether something is incredibly offensive. I don’t give a shit if you’re “genuinely curious” you’re just ignorant as fuck. I’m so tired of this ugh  USE YOUR BRAINS

Since her posts are bilingual, I am thinking that she isn’t American. Sometimes people forget that the views of black people are not universal. She is really just thinking of the character as another person and doesn’t see any issue with it. The color of the skin is just a color and the only meaning it has is  the same as hair color and style. In a weird way, this is where equality will take us. We just aren’t there yet in America.

She’s speaking German and is being called out  out by other people speaking German that recognize that she is being racist by putting it on.

Ignorance doesn’t make one innocent. She was told it was racist. Instead of apologizing for her ignorance she went on passive aggressive tirade where she basically said she doesn’t care and hate me anyway.

Black people world wide are are not shielded for the ramification of being black in a racist world. She will not be coddled because she put black face on.

Black face is racist in Germany too. Despite the myth that minstrel shows only happened in the US the reality is that they were a global phenomenon. And the history of Black face in Europe is well documented. Folks, Google exists. I promise you that unless the OP has been living under a rock they already have the cultural & social context that Black face is racist. Ask any Afro German (of which there are lots!) about German plays, TV shows, movies, etc involving Black face and the protests that they’ve held over the decades. Not to mention the FIFA investigation that has been going on this year.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

arachnidhips:

oh hey look a locket from when I was little!

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i wonder whats inside i-

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(Source: peachiepichi)

theladychelsea:

honeyyvanille:

Sometimes you need to remind yourself that you were the one who carried you through the heartache. You are the one who sits with the cold body on the shower floor, and picks it up. You are the one who feeds it, who clothes it, who tucks it into bed, and you should be proud of that. Having the strength to take care of yourself when everyone around you is trying to bleed you dry, that is the strongest thing in the universe.

I absolutely needed to read that.

(Source: sarahaliceyoung)

dirtyoldhoe:

If you see this van Bat-rockin’…

dirtyoldhoe:

If you see this van Bat-rockin’…

(Source: uzlolzu)

mollybroxton:

brillepetiteetoile:

wantering-blog:

Comfy Skull
Alexander McQueen Skull Knit Jumper

This is the most amazing sweater in existence.

If you knit, or can sweet talk someone who does, a person on ravelry charted this pattern to knit it (in black) for her son: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cabled-skull-chart-for-pullover

mollybroxton:

brillepetiteetoile:

wantering-blog:

Comfy Skull

Alexander McQueen Skull Knit Jumper

This is the most amazing sweater in existence.

If you knit, or can sweet talk someone who does, a person on ravelry charted this pattern to knit it (in black) for her son: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cabled-skull-chart-for-pullover

ifyouaintdutchyouaintmuch:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

(Source: puppiiies)

thisblackwitch:

fandomcollector:

electrikmoonlight:

mildserendipity:

WTF I LIETERALLY THOUGHT IT WAS ABOUT DOGS UNTIL NOW I AM 20 YEARS OLD

of course it was, why would he actually sing about real dogs and why they got out

No it isn’t. It’s actually talking about the men who predate upon women in clubs, calling them dogs, not ‘ugly women’. Just look at the lyrics:
And tell the fellas stop the name callin’Yepee ah yoThen them girls respond to the callI hear a woman shout outWho let the dogs outWoof, woof, woof, woof, woof
Or if that isn’t clear enough for you that it’s women quite clearly calling the men dogs then read this next bit:
Get back gruffy, mash scruffyGet back you flea infested mongrelNow I tell meh self dem man go get angryAh yepee ah yoTo hear them girls calling them canine
It’s saying that men who attack women for being ‘ugly’ or refuse to leave them alone are worse than stray mongrels! It plainly points out that women do not want or appreciate the attention and so taunt them with the verse of ‘who let the dogs out’ because they are both unable to control themselves and vile little creatures. Learn to do some fucking research.

It’s about how cat calling guys are awful.

thisblackwitch:

fandomcollector:

electrikmoonlight:

mildserendipity:

WTF I LIETERALLY THOUGHT IT WAS ABOUT DOGS UNTIL NOW I AM 20 YEARS OLD

of course it was, why would he actually sing about real dogs and why they got out

No it isn’t. It’s actually talking about the men who predate upon women in clubs, calling them dogs, not ‘ugly women’. Just look at the lyrics:

And tell the fellas stop the name callin
Yepee ah yo
Then them girls respond to the call
I hear a woman shout out
Who let the dogs out
Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof

Or if that isn’t clear enough for you that it’s women quite clearly calling the men dogs then read this next bit:

Get back gruffy, mash scruffy
Get back you flea infested mongrel
Now I tell meh self dem man go get angry
Ah yepee ah yo
To hear them girls calling them canine

It’s saying that men who attack women for being ‘ugly’ or refuse to leave them alone are worse than stray mongrels! It plainly points out that women do not want or appreciate the attention and so taunt them with the verse of ‘who let the dogs out’ because they are both unable to control themselves and vile little creatures. Learn to do some fucking research.

It’s about how cat calling guys are awful.

(Source: ruinedchildhood)

(Source: we-love-rain)

clarawebbwillcutoffyourhead:

Time to bring this back

clarawebbwillcutoffyourhead:

Time to bring this back