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People will stare. Make it worth their while → Alberta Ferretti prêt-à-porter | S/S ‘15
So,how is LA life treating you?
it’s good! though i’m so pale there’s a lot of hiding from the sunshine. everyone’s in slouchy jeans and flip-flops and i’m like, “NO, I WILL wear my black velvet cape!”
This is an eyeshadow called Nic Cage Raking Leaves On A Brisk October Afternoon.
wow i love that eyeshadow you’re wearing, what’s it called?
oh just the nic cage raking leaves on a brisk october afternoon i bought yesterday
…and this is basically why everyone should buy from Shiro. Did you know they also put candy in your order? They do. Like srsly. For reals. I got mine. I ate it. (the candy, not the eyeshadow)
GUYS GUYS GUYS THEY HAVE A COLLECTION OF EYESHADOWS NAMED AFTER THE HOBBIT!!!!!
I’ll tell you whats wrong with society. No one drinks from the skulls of their enemies anymore.
In real life, pretty much everybody reacts to tragedy differently. So why is it that every author has their pet reaction to tragedy that all their characters use? Not only is it unrealistic, but it takes away the chance for the characters’ different reactions to reveal things about themselves.
Possible reactions to tragedy (not an exhaustive list):
- Distracting oneself with mindless activities
- Distracting oneself with others’ humor
- Distracting oneself by making jokes
- Distracting oneself by reading/watching/playing stories
- Distracting oneself with hard mental work
- Distracting oneself with hard physical work
- Distracting oneself with creative endeavors
- Distracting oneself by chatting with friends about normal things
- Talking to friends about the tragedy
- Talking to authority figures about the tragedy
- Talking anonymously with strangers about the tragedy (if possible)
- Getting wrapped up in others’ problems
- Staying unusually silent
- Crying loudly
- Crying silently
- Doing everything possible not to cry
- Taking unhealthy risks
- Going for revenge against whoever one can blame
- Punching random objects
- Throwing random objects
- Lashing out against friends and family members
- Trying to prevent a similar tragedy from happening
- Eating more than usual
- Not eating
- Taking mind-altering substances
- Getting in unhealthy relationships
- Isolating oneself
- Obsessing over routine
- Numbness combined with apathy
- Numbness combined with going through one’s normal motions
- Trying to get things back the way they were
- No reaction at first but a reaction hits later in greater force
- No reaction at all. Emotions relating to the tragedy just fail to load. Note that this can happen to anybody and does not mark a character as a sociopath.
Characters can have more than one reaction at the same time, one reaction after another, or different reactions to different tragedies.
you know ive hit quality blogging when i post a picture of 16 vicars riding on oblivion
Fanboys Show Selective Outrage on Race Based Casting
Many in the nerd community lost their shit at the news of the casting of Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch in the new Fantastic Four movie. They proceeded to complain about “forced political correctness” and how it was only done to score diversity points. They also used the excuse that he was traditionally white, so casting a black guy was offensive to the source material.So I ask people to look at these pictures, and ask yourselves, why the outrage now?
Were the castings on the 1st picture picture done because of political correctness? Were these castings done to score diversity points? Were they done to be bold, and daring? Hollywood has been whitewashing characters for decades, and continues to do it. Don’t even let me get started on the all white cast of Noah, which is even absurd for Biblical standards. Why is it only a problem when its done the other way around?
Do you remember how people acted when Rue from The Hunger Games wasn’t played by a white girl, even though she is clearly described as being brown skinned in the books!!!!!!!!
This is a picture of British actors, Christian Bale & Joel Edgerton on the set of their next movie.
Now ask yourself, why do they have so much makeup on to make their skin darker? Well that’s because these two lily white British actors are playing Moses & Egyptian Pharoah Ramses in the new Exodus movie. Yes instead of actually casting a Jewish actor for Moses, and a black, or middle eastern actor for Ramses, just decided to continue the Hollywood tradition of whitewashing. Why hasn’t this news received the same attention that the Human Torch casting had.
William Fichtner has been cast as The Shredder in TMNT, who has always been known as the Japanese ninja Oroku Saki, but in this new incarnation, he has been whitewashed to be Eric Sachs. When Rooney Mara was cast as the Native American, Princess Tiger Lily in the new Peter Pan, the director used the excuse that they were “color blind casting” and that she was the “best person for the job.” Its convenient that these excuses only come up when its white actors that are getting cast in minority roles? I’m all for classic properties being as close as they can to the source material, but when there are changes like the color of a character’s skin, make sure you have the same outrage for the whitewashing, that you had for when someone is made into a minority.
Let us not forget that Robert Orci had to put together a retconning comic series for whitewashing Khan Noonien Singh in STiD.
There are very few reasons a character *must* be cast white, and yet even historical PoC get whitewashed ALL THE TIME. *coughAliciaNashcough*
This evening dress is decorated with net panels embroidered with gold thread and beetle wing cases from a species of jewel beetle. The panels were probably made in India where Madras and Calcutta were centres for beetle-wing embroidery made for the European market. The iridescent blue-green beetle wing cases reflect the light like sequins. This type of embroidery is found in British museum collections on dress, textiles and accessories dating from the 1780s until about 1930.
Although Indian embroiderers introduced the technique, using it to decorate dress and domestic textiles, Europeans copied them, sometimes using the wing cases of a species of South American jewel beetle. This style of embroidery was also thought to be a suitable pastime for ladies of leisure, who were advised to use a Walker’s number eight needle and green silk thread.