I can’t accept that. I can’t accept that there was only one black woman in the entire film, who delivered one line and who we never saw again. I can’t accept that the bad guys were Asian and that although in China, Lucy’s roommate says, “I mean, who speaks Chinese? I don’t speak Chinese!” I can’t accept that in Hercules, which I also saw this weekend, there were no people of color except for Dwayne Johnson himself and his mixed-race wife, whose skin was almost alabaster. I can’t accept that she got maybe two lines and was then murdered. I can’t accept that the “primitive tribe” in Hercules consisted of dark-haired men painted heavily, blackish green, to give their skin (head-to-toe) a darker appearance, so the audience could easily differentiate between good and bad guys by the white vs. dark skin. I can’t accept that during the previews, Exodus: Gods and Kings, a story about Moses leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt, where not a single person of color is represented, casts Sigourney Weaver and Joel Edgerton to play Egyptians. I can’t accept that in the preview for Kingsman: The Secret Service, which takes place in London, features a cast of white boys and not a single person of Indian descent, which make up the largest non-white ethnic group in London. I can’t accept that in stories about the end of the world and the apocalypse, that somehow only white people survive. I can’t accept that while my daily life is filled with black and brown women, they are completely absent, erased, when I look at a TV or movie screen.
Olivia Cole - Lucy: Why I’m Tired of Seeing White People on the Big Screen (via noely-g)

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today my family had a whole conversation about relationships and I’ve realized that I’ve turned down five guys. mom way pretty surprised, but I think I was more surprised than she was.

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why do jellyfish only sting when theres physical contact

why doesnt the electricity just surge throughout the entire ocean

why dont jellyfish rule the world

Fun fact!  Jellyfish don’t use electricity to sting you.  Whenever they feel pressure against their tentacles, it causes its cells to rapidly send out these stingers into your skin that then release its venom.  Like this:

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Yes, and those stinger they have, each one is really a modified cell, called nematocysts, that looks like little harpoons hidden inside, that when they are triggered the blast out so fast inserting themselves into their prey and injecting the toxin.

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I love jellyfishes, they’re so hardcore.

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Lullatone - Leaves Falling

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disney channel? or disney xd which is an offshoot of disney but I don’t think it has its own channel

Disney Channel. I think we only have XD in Spanish, which is unfortunate, because apparently new episodes of Gravity Falls are gonna air earlier on XD. 2 is out on the 4th, 3 on the 11th, but on just Disney Channel we’ll have to wait until the 8th and the 22nd what the heck is Disney doing can they stop being awful about cartoon schedules

does anybody know which 9:00 Gravity Falls is gonna play on???

 - Gravity Falls 2 Trailer Music - Slightly Extended

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This is just something I spliced together after hearing the SDCC trailer music for Gravity Falls’ second season. It hiccups a little near the end, but hopefully the rest sounds okay.

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