Posts tagged WOW
Posts tagged WOW
Title: In A Land of Myth and A Time of Magic
Content Notes: My little sendoff for the show that’s made my year since I discovered it last spring. And I have mixed feelings about how this turned out, but anyway, this is basically how I will always remember Merlin… no matter how things turn out, yeah?
New Africa: the South African artist addressing her family’s past
Mary Sibande’s ancestors could only be maids. Now she uses their uniforms in her art
In the new South Africa, black children could go to white schools, which Sibande promptly did. “I guess that’s where my aspirations came from. I wanted to be like them. I wanted to blend in. But I couldn’t because of my skin colour.”
In her fourth year at university – she went to study fashion but ended up in fine art – her grandmother started talking to her about being a maid. “I knew this, but it didn’t stick. You think it’s normal. All the women in my family were maids. And here I am, born in 1982, and my destiny is totally different and I have this freedom to be what I want to be. But my grandmother, she spoke about all the things she wished she could have been.”
It was this that gave Sibande the idea for “Sophie”, an idealised maid dressed in Victorian crinolines. She had a mannequin cast from her own body and shot it in different poses. “With her eyes closed. That, for me, illustrated the idea of aspiring and wishing.”
Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron photographed by Mikael Jansson for Interview, June/July 2012,
The finished version!
Pinkie Pie, Spike, Rarity, and Fluttershy. c:
People are always asking for more helmets.
by Anna Christensen.
From 1909 to 1912 Russian Photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii undertook a photographic survey of the Russian Empire, supported by Tsar Nikolas II. The pictures were taken in black and white, but three at a time in rapid succession with a red, a blue and a green filter, which allowed them to be combined into colour images later.
Starbucks is famous for screwing up people’s names on drinks. But this? This is a beautiful example of racism barista-style in a suburb of Atlanta. Instead of putting the customer’s names, the employee drew “chinky eyes”. When confronted, the store manager apologized and gave the customers….a gift card.
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i’m not sure if the racism towards asians is getting more blatant, asians are getting more vocal about racism that was always there (helped by social media), i’m just getting more tapped into asian networks that publicize this stuff than i was before, or all of the above… but i’ve been seeing an alarming increase in these kinds of stories lately - with the extreme end being the danny chen case.
WOW RAELLY RUDE
didnt read but honestly if the guy was busy i don’t see why putting this down would hurt anyone. it could have just been a way to save time if they were the only asians in the room. its a stereotype and you’ve all cracked jokes about it before. should i get offended every time some one says “eh” or asks me about maple syrup? No because i’m not a stupid autistic fuck who can’t give someone the benefit of the doubt.
how do you even exist right now
WOWWWWW see, that’s what I’m talking about. How do people type that out and think, “OK, that looks good, definitely doesn’t make me sound like a privileged ableist racist shithead!” ?