FP is trying to cope with living in a world where she’s essentially disabled. She can’t directly interact with most things, as nothing is made to withstand her. Can you imagine not being able to touch anything around you? Just think of how isolating that would be.
She probably can’t leave her home without careful planning, because any sudden rain shower could kill her. And even if she stays inside her house, her safety isn’t assured, because her house is also partially made of fire. Essentially, she’s living in a place so alien to beings like her such a basic thing as the weather is a hostile force.
She can’t even touch other people, because doing so would injure them. Think about that. Think about not being able to touch anyone or anything that wasn’t made of stone or metal. And think about how she’s at most twelve years old and dealing with all of that. Can you imagine how lonely she must feel?
But then, she gets this fantastic friend who does all of these little things for her and with her, and shows FP that she’s not alone. When she nearly destroyed a kingdom, he stopped her without hurting her. When she ran away from an abusive home, he helped build her a new one. When she wanted to hug him without hurting him, he found a way. When her unstable chemical makeup almost destroyed her and the world, he saved both. When she was feeling homesick, he brought her things to make her new home better for her. When she had to struggle just to play a game with him, he struggled with her, just so she wouldn’t have to feel bad.
That’s more than just being an awesome boyfriend, that’s Finn being an actual flawless friend.
Katy Perry might as well just have been singing “LONG TIIIIIIIIIME I WILL LOVE YOU LONGGGGG TIMMMEEEEEEEEE” and mixing up her L and R sounds. That is how horrendously racist this performance was.
This is absolutely no different than Miley Cyrus’ use of black female bodies in her We Can’t Stop music video and VMAs performance or Lily Allen’s use of black female bodies in her Hard Out Here music video or Selena Gomez’s use of South Asian culture in her Come And Get It music video. All of these videos and performances co-opt aspects of different cultures, cartoonize them, and then marginalize people from those cultures.
I really honestly hope to see every single white feminist who vocally criticized Cyrus and Allen and Gomez out in full force against Katy Perry’s racist AMAs performance as well. Walk the talk.
It is not a coincidence that the messages of Gomez’s Come And Get It and Perry’s Unconditionally are being used in conjunction with Orientalist imagery from Asian cultures. The literal messages from these songs — “when you’re ready come and get it” and “I will love you unconditionally” — are ripe for being used to feed the racist western stereotype that all Asian women are constantly sexually available and willingly subservient to men.
When Perry bows and puts her hands together and cocks her head a little singing “I will love you unconditionally” at the end bit is just the subservient sexual availability of Asian women as it is understood in the west translated into pop choreography. That is what that is.
This song is not an homage to Japanese culture. It is simply an orientalist portrayal of the Greatest Hits of Japanese Culture As (Mis)Understood in the West: there are geisha in vaguely kimono-looking-garments, paper parasols, imagery from the Great Wave off Kanagawa, and a torii. Nothing about it is truly authentic or respectful.
This performance was a trainwreck and Katy Perry is a giant racist.
Medical Examiner In Zimmerman Trial Sues For $100M, Claims Prosecution Threw Case
In a bombshell allegation, Florida medical examiner Dr. Shiping Bao (pictured) claims that Florida state prosecutors were biased against Trayvon Martin and purposely threw the case, and he is suing the state for $100 million, reports WFTV.com.
According to Bao, the medical examiner, state attorney’s office, and Sanford Police Department all felt that Martin “got what he deserved.” Bao also claims that he received the strong, though subtle, message not to speak on certain things:
“He was in essence told to zip his lips. ‘Shut up. Don’t say those things,’” said Bao’s legal counsel, legendary Attorney Willie Gary.
Bao’s allegations come swiftly on the heels of him being fired from his position as associate medical examiner.
Volusia County released a letter on Tuesday, stating that Bao was fired last week. Spokesman Dave Byron declined to give a reason for Bao’s termination, citing “county standard personnel practices,” reports CBS News.
you go medical examiner Bao, you go!
SLOW CLAP FOR THIS HERO OF COLOR PUTTING HIS NECK ON THE LINE TO GET THIS DONE FOR OTHER CHILDREN AND PEOPLE OF COLOR.
if you don’t fucking reblog this man and i see a white person get reblogged by you in the next 3 days i’m gonna unfollow your ass so quick
Ok Dr. Phil’s wife, Robin, (yes groan, but listen up) has this new app out (iPhone and Android) that’s for people in abusive relationships. It’s called Aspire News and it’s disguised as a regular news app, but when you go to the “Help” section of the app, it leads you to…
Zoë Bellis a New Zealand stuntwoman and actress. Some of her most notable stunt work includes doubling for Lucy Lawless on Xena: Warrior Princess and for Uma Thurman in Kill Bill.
As an actress, she has appeared both on television and in feature films and also starred in the web series Angel of Death. Other works include : Oblivion, Death Proof, Kill Bill, Gamer, Inglorious Bastards, Whip It! and Django Unchained.
CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW FUCKING AWESOME ZOE BELL IS?! WE DON’T TALK ENOUGH ABOUT ZOE BELL! I HAVE A LOT OF ENTHUSIASM FOR ZOE BELL.