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Day Eight of Horror Movies: VHS. Which was… interesting. It was an experimental approach to the found footage sub-genre of horror. It was episodic so it didn’t really have a central plot. There were a couple stories I liked, but there were a lot of parts that were unintentionally funny. Also, these posters for each of the five stories are pretty sweet.
Those days miss you, too. I recently found a yellowed letter under one of the floorboards, and it was addressed to you and signed by those days with a tear-stained kiss of lipstick.
Meanwhile, in the present, those of us who work in the industry and who are—amazingly—able to consider more than one idea at the same time, will continue to create good games about worlds you can explore AND occasionally talk about inclusivity.
If you are feeling compassion fatigue, I think it might be okay to sit out those discussions, at least until you get your strength back. While it will be tough not having you available for close consultation, somehow we will soldier on.
I love when people are somehow under the impression that making game characters more diverse in tactful ways would somehow compromise any other aspect of video games like if games put too many points into the “treat women and minorities like real people” stat they won’t have enough for the “be fun to play” stat.
"Ghostbusters" starring Mindy Kaling, America Ferrera, Aubrey Plaza, and Rebel Wilson
YES YES YES
I am so there
!!!!! is this real?
I am hoping this will be so good that the assholes who think women can’t be as funny or that this movie will fail because it’s an all women cast can hang their heads in shame.
Modern Horror Movies Get Amazing Retro VHS Covers
Abdul Ndadi is an animator from Ghana and a graduate from the School of Visual Arts, NY class of 2013. He’s created an animation film entitled Orisha’s Journey (2014) which will be shown at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Japan (21st August 2014 - 25th August 2014).
Orisha’s Journey is a fantasy tale of a girl’s journey through the spirit world (‘Orisha’ denotes a spirit in Nigerian Yoruba cosmology), who must learn about the importance of remembering one’s roots. The film, set in a mysterious walking forest, explores the power of a child’s imagination and the deep meanings and manifestations of Africa.
The film is based on African folklore. I want to show another side to Africa besides safaris, so I explore different aspects of different countries around Africa in order to give the viewer a pan-African experience. It’s important to me that Africans feel that no matter where they’re from, they’re part of my film. In the West, there is not a lot of exposure to real Africans — most people only go as far as The Lion King. I want to take people farther, to create a deeper meaning. There is a word in Ghanaian: “Sankofa” – it means to return that which was lost. It is a symbol for not forgetting your roots and learning from the past. It is said that a tree without roots cannot stand. - Abdul Ndadi
Thank you so much for spreading the love! Ghana I Love You too!!!:)
"For one thing, there’s Dido’ fetishization by the two Ashford brothers. While one brother sees her simply as an exotic "other" whom he can bed without forming attachments — very different from the attitude toward white women of the same time period, whose virtue was unequivocal and untouchable — the other is downright violent in his conception of Dido, calling her "repulsive" but still expressing a desire to rape her. The scenes in which that older, more violent Ashford brother addresses Dido directly, giving voice to his unbridled racism and at one point assaulting her, are indisputably disturbing, not just because they represent a disgusting and brutal history but because I see remnants of those attitudes today in the way the world perceives the bodies of black and brown women: exotic, sexual, sensual, different objects. We see it in the way Miley Cyrus and almost any given white pop star (Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke, for example) use black women’s bodies as props in music videos: as something to be appropriated and used for one’s own pleasure and then cast off in pursuit of the next trend. In addition, the rape of black women still does not seem to carry much horror in 2014; it was most recently a punchline on Saturday Night Live, and last year Russell Simmons was forced to apologize for his highly offensive "Harriet Tubman Sex Tape." None of this is too different from the way the Ashford brothers perceive Dido’s body: as an exotic "other" not worthy of love or respect but merely of lust, and lust framed in a particularly problematic racism."
My fave IS problematic- If you dismiss everybody as an awful person every time they make a mistake, then your list of people you find acceptable to support is gonna be really small.
By really small I think you mean non-existent.
There’s no such thing as a person who has never done something problematic.
They’re a fucking myth.
This is ridiculous. The problem is not them doing something problematic. It’s them learning from the experience and never doing it again. Did nicki Minaj appropriate Japanese culture? Yes, but she was called out and never did it again.
The problem is your faves like lady gaga and Katy petty and madonna doing the same offensive shit again and again despite multiple protests
Also, it’s up to each individual person whether the problematic behavior can be “moved on” from.
If a celeb rapes a woman/molests a child, I don’t fucking care if he “apologized” and “doesn’t do it anymore”, this kind of shit is unforgivable.
Stop making these kind of guilt-mongering posts whining about how ~everyone is problematic~ and we should all just ~move on~ instead of calling out their behavior because it’s never that simple.
Katy Perry accepts Britney’s challenge.