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annabellioncourt:

plz-no:

Simultaneously the worst and best movie ever made

Actually one of my teachers watched every single version of Romeo and Juliet with the original text in front of him to prove that this was the worst version, but to his great dismay its the most accurate film adaptation of it, with the lines closest to the original text and most similar stage direction and relayed emotions.

He proceeded to show it to us in class.

We watched this in high school after reading the play.

It really is accurate, but my God is it fucking ridiculous. And it owns that fact.

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initiala:

editingatwork:

initiala replied to your post:rant
We’ve discussed this recently, but I say again that I super get this and I super miss you and we will plaster your FB page with Fun Japan Times later this summer in REVENGE

That we have, and here it comes again. :( I miss you a TON. Because you get this. <3

I just freaked out a bit because, like, what if I have to go a whole year without any nearby sit-on-a-park-bench-for-three-hours-talking-about-heavy-life-shit-then-go-ignore-each-other-in-a-bookstore kinds of friends? What am I gonna do?

Well… I don’t have an answer for you, because I’m still figuring that out. I talk to friends back home a lot, I venture forth and do stuff on my own (except for today when I totally planned on going and hiking up a mountain by myself but instead gorged myself on food and then was like “buuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhh” so I’ll have to hike tomorrow to make up for that)

Are there going to be any new teachers coming around in a few months?? Or maybe try to find an expat community? I know it won’t be super local because of where you are, but it’s worth a shot.

Venturing forth and doing things on my own has worked so far. I’m venturing into the world of cooking quite a bit, which has been delicious as well as fun. I’ll probably try to find local JETS, and people working in English Conversation schools.

I think there will be new teachers at the end of summer, but I don’t know if they’ll be in my schools; likely not, there aren’t many teachers needed. Hopefully it’ll add to the pool of people I can try hanging out with.
Are there expats in Korea you can meet up with?

terrakion:

policymic:

Dreamworks is doing something even Pixar hasn’t tried: A black female heroine

DreamWorks Animation Studios has announced the addition of a black female heroine (gasp!) to its repertoire of white dogs, green ogres, snails, Neanderthals, pandas, white people and Antz. In doing so, it joins an elite club consisting of … well, nobody.

Not one major Hollywood studio has released a 3D animated feature starring a black character.

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medievalpoc:

Contemporary Art Week!

S. Ross Browne

Series: Self-Evident Truths

from the artist’s statement:

These paintings represent a modern study in dichotomy and perception from a historical context using portraiture as the interpretive engine.

I often use the image of the black woman in unaccustomed/atypical context; derived to create a visual tension between historical fact, misinformation and myth. The viewer is lured into the possible narrative of the depicted figure by her beauty, strength and grace; however immediately enters an intellectual menagerie where they are confounded by the disconnected visual clues. Is she slave or slaveholder? Is she captive or free, is she servant or served? Is she factual or fictional in a historical context? All of these questions and more provide basis for the individual viewers journey of allegorical interpretation.

The images are imbued with cultural and ethnic symbolism that provides insight into the historical context of the painting. Yet, the icons, combined with my personal visual vocabulary, may remain unseen or misread by the “unknowing” eye; the eye that never learned the historic bases for all the possibilities in the lives of these women. In a society that often make instant cultural judgements based on visual cues that are often stereotypical, but not always, I feel offering ethnic imagery that defies common visual library of the modern citizen may challenge each individuals biases and foregone conclusions of their own notions of what race represents in history and therefore in humanity.

The images beg the question: Is “Truth” self-evident? Who’s “Truth”? How does knowledge, experience and perception of one’s “self” determine what is evident? If the view of oneself is skewed is it possible to see another clearly?

gallifreyanconsultingdetective:

dianeraeb:

siriuus:

do action movies know they can have more than one female character

Someone should make an action movie with all girls except for one guy and have no explanation or mention of it in the movie and then pay all of the actors to act surprised like they’d never noticed when they get the inevitable storm of questions. 

This one male must have a shower scene, be saved by the protagonist at least once, and fall in love with a lead female.

initiala replied to your post:rant
We’ve discussed this recently, but I say again that I super get this and I super miss you and we will plaster your FB page with Fun Japan Times later this summer in REVENGE

That we have, and here it comes again. :( I miss you a TON. Because you get this. <3

I just freaked out a bit because, like, what if I have to go a whole year without any nearby sit-on-a-park-bench-for-three-hours-talking-about-heavy-life-shit-then-go-ignore-each-other-in-a-bookstore kinds of friends? What am I gonna do?

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