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BRAND X

Orphaned transracial international ungrateful insurgent Class Bastard.

Posts tagged racebending

Mar 17 '14
there’s a bigger sea for a girl like me.

(Source: teaparties)

Feb 25 '14
221cbakerstreet:

faeriviera:

silvershrike:

This is a photo of Idris freakin’ Elba in a goddamn Viking helmet wearing a shirt that has the Oscar Wilde quote “I have nothing to declare but my genius”.
This is a glorious fucking photo.

"There has been a big debate about it: can a black man play a Nordic character?" he told TV Times. "Hang about, Thor’s mythical, right? Thor has a hammer that flies to him when he clicks his fingers. That’s OK, but the colour of my skin is wrong?"


I also love how he sums up why “historical accuracy” purists (aka racists) are full of shit. ^_^

kiss me my hero

221cbakerstreet:

faeriviera:

silvershrike:

This is a photo of Idris freakin’ Elba in a goddamn Viking helmet wearing a shirt that has the Oscar Wilde quote “I have nothing to declare but my genius”.

This is a glorious fucking photo.

"There has been a big debate about it: can a black man play a Nordic character?" he told TV Times. "Hang about, Thor’s mythical, right? Thor has a hammer that flies to him when he clicks his fingers. That’s OK, but the colour of my skin is wrong?"

I also love how he sums up why “historical accuracy” purists (aka racists) are full of shit. ^_^

kiss me my hero

Feb 24 '14

sistahmamaqueen:

2damnfeisty:

bitchcraftandwiggatry:

The Devil Wears Prada

Gina Torres as Miranda Priestly
Aubrey Plaza as Andy Sachs

See you know what, I never thought about this but damn if Gina wouldn’t have played a dope ass Miranda. Yes Lord!

this would be SICKENINNNNGGGGGGG

Feb 22 '14

STOP USING POC STYLES OF CLOTHING OR HAIR DRESSING TO ACCENTUATE YOUR ALIENS WHITE AUTHORS

moniquill:

willow-wanderings:

wintergrey:

moniquill:

washi:

moniquill:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE ARE NO GODDAMN POC HUMANS IN YOUR SPACE EPICS

#or your whitebread fantasy characters

Could you give me an example of this? I think I know what you’re talking about, but I’m not positive.

(Particularly what you mean by whitebread fantasy characters?)

http://irresistible-revolution.tumblr.com/post/69094155715/cultural-appropriation-star-wars-and-the-myths-of

Just for starters.
The principle is throwing clothing/hair/makeup/jewelry from POC cultures onto white characters to show how exotic/alien/different/desirable they are.

Good writing advice. Or character design advice.

Ok, I just want to check, I’m pretty sure I’ve got it but just to clarify. The point here is that nabbing random POC styles to use on white characters purely because they’re “way different and interesting” is really not ok and don’t fucking do it (and I really don’t want to because well, it’s not ok to do).

Now, when I’m writing (especially sci-fi where any of the races are originally from earth), I tend to look stuff up about other cultures and then use that knowledge to build characters on. So, yeah it’s 4,000 years in the future and we’re aboard a warp-capable ship half a galaxy away from earth, but I’ve still got a handful of characters with POC traits and styles because that’s part of their background.
Is that still the same problem? Do I need to change how I do that?

…why do they ‘have POC traits’ rather than just, yanno, BEING POC?

It’s ok to have characters that actually are/are descendants of the cultures you’re interested in portraying.

Feb 5 '14

readyforlivtoff:

greyeyesart:

Indigenous Resistance - Punk Asdzáá

Feb 3 '14

Yo white ppl

irresistible-revolution:

u do realize that racebendinng refers specifically to changing white characters into POC, right?

cos I’m seeing a disturbing number of folks citing ‘race bending’ to turn POC characters white

there’s already a word for that

it’s called WHITEWASHING

Feb 2 '14

dubiousculturalartifact:

holycrackerz:

fortheloveofir:

Supernatural Gender swap/Racebend

Nicole Beharie as Deena Winchester

Kat Graham as Samara Winchester

Gina Torres as Joanne Winchester

YEEEEESSSSDDZXZZZZZXZZZZZ

As an added bonus:

Jan 31 '14

amazing-how-you-love:

I expected whites to be sorry for what they had done but our pain is fetishized.  Instead of sorrow or remorse there is fascination.  Hurting me was the realization of their brown people dreams.  Every movie about us.  No more squirming as they saw me do better, fucking up the script.  White people assume it was unintentional but look at how every one of you react to me.  I’m no more than an ant that refuses to burn bright under the glass. 

Jan 30 '14

oncebittentwiceborn:

Take everything you know and imagine about Freddie Mercury: the iconic British rock star, the philandering partier, the serial maker of testosteroned-anthems, and flip it around to something less familiar: Farrokh Bulsara, a demure, bucktoothed Indian boy in a Bombay boarding school, listening to Lata Mangeshkar, playing cricket.

Curiously enough, the one thing Freddie Mercury was never asked, nor spoke openly about, was his Indianness. […] There were no Indian rock stars in England, sure. But there were also no Indian rock stars in India. Or Tanzania.  Let alone gay, Indian, Parsi, third-culture-kid rock stars in either India, England, or Tanzania.

Freddie could not refer to any identity or trajectory other than his own. It is clear from interviews with his family and friends that he was not self-hating, not the type to try hard to be “white-washed.” His silence or dismissal about his cultural background—and one so formative and dramatically different than British life at that—can be interpreted as a political and social symptom of his time:

Freddie lived in the same Britain that has given the world its Victorian feelings about desire, sex and gender. Perhaps he rejected British Victorian taste at the same time he rejected his Indian Africaness. Even American liberal Lester Bangs was made uncomfortable by Mercury’s bare chest. What we call ‘queer’ now with feelings of empowerment, then, was still scary and threatening even on the music scene. Did he consider himself British? Or like Bowie who came after, an alien altogether?

[…] But this is the Freddie we all know: Take, for example, September 1978—his prime. He was handsome, with an angular though slightly bovine jaw, and vaguely ethnic features. Even as someone unfortunate enough to have never witnessed his performative tenacity in real life, the visual archives of Freddie Mercury make certain things apparent: he was magical, soft-spoken, and—to complicate and contribute to his paradoxical bustle—clear that he was the toughest, coolest queen the world had ever seen, whose work, as effeminate and genderbending as it was, is still considered pretty manly today. V.S. Naipaul once said: “write every book as though it is your last.” Freddie, with vatic intuition, took a page out of that book, and sang every song with the same sentiment. It is universally agreed upon—I think—that it is seldom one finds artists who exalt both abandon and irony as debonairly as he.

Despite the fact that he seemed to dismiss categories, reject a slew of social norms, he was ironically, a creature of caricature, of extremity, and high-Victorian causticity: “There’s no half measures with me,” Freddie said in one of his last interviews, unintentionally referencing an apt musical notation. From the dramatic flippancy of his costumes, to his 8-octave baritone perusing vocal extremes with relative abandon, to the fact that he—without doubt, and to the agreement of nearly everyone who lived in his era—defined what it meant to “party like a rock star, “  Freddie was not one for subtlety when it came to his artistic tastes.

And it is also possible that Freddie was not “stuck” in multiple worlds—though he was rejected from most— but liberated. And maybe he had the right idea about  culture—that he was not Indian, Zoroastrian, British, or Zanzibarian—but quite simply, he was all that became of his passion: just rock ‘n’ roll.
Jan 24 '14

How many women of color lead a current series?

there is literally no other white ruled Western country in the world that now has FOUR major network primetime TV series led by WOC.

For all the shit we talk about the states, we need to give credit where it’s due. The teary old “BUT THIS IS U.S.-CENTRIC” chestnut that white Europeans/settlers are flinging around tumblr is not gonna fly when the world is leaving you behind not bc "wahhh our colonies got more power" but because you’re creatively stale and comparatively bigoted.

(don’t get me wrong, white saviors, I’m not pro-U.S., it’s just that the West is a monolith and you’re not so much countries as inbred colonial clusterfucks that I love and hate equally ^^)

(Source: dyeyell)