"You’ll be there till the end of me."
"Your pokemon is confused!"
"Your pokemon used-"
she hates friday just as much as we do
she is the robert pattinson of the music industry
Because black people cant be anything other than slaves and hoodrats according to them.
We cant like science, photography and things. We can’t be complex individuals.
We can’t have our stories be seen as universal because Blackness is tainted by white supremacy.
I honestly think Donald Glover would make an amazing Spiderman, but unfortunately Hollywood is too concerned with making money and unfortunately again they’re scared of the sort of bad publicity and boycotting that casting a black Spiderman, and it sucks.
Let’s put it like this; According to Will Smith, Cameron Diaz lost the lead role in Hitch in favor of Eva Mendez because the producers were afraid of the connotations of having a black male with a white female. White men with black women are more common, but most interracial relationships only exist in films that are about racism.
Unfortunately, as PC and enlightened as modern society is or claims to be, there’s a concept in Media criticism called Gaze, which basically assumes certain things about the audience (Usually it places the viewer in the perspective of a heterosexual male or heterosexual white male, as the case may be). Ever wonder why there’s so few naked guys in movies, but there’s a tit shot in every slasher ever? Male Gaze.
In this case, the white people who didn’t know better want to project themselves onto Peter Parker, and who wouldn’t? A lot of people in the comic book fandom are geeky. They do have interests like Science and Photography. They do dream of having the strength to fight back, and they do dream of getting the girl. A lot of them don’t want to see a non white person take up the role because, to them, it’s someone they can’t emphasize with, and it sucks. Remember the whole issue when a black girl was cast as Rue? Remember the drama of Miles Morales? People accuse producers of publicity stunts or PC gone mad, but that’s not necessarily the case.
I’m an advocate of colorblind casting. I think that, unless there’s a canonical reason for a role to be played by a person of a certain ethnicity, people of any race should be invited to audition, and that the best person for the role should be picked (An opinion that was literally held by Stan Lee, by the way, for all of you “We can’t have a black spiderman” jerkoffs.) I don’t believe in tokenism, I believe that most roles could be played by someone of any ethnicity, or even played by someone of a different gender (In fact, Sigourney Weaver was nominated for an Oscar for playing Ripley, but the original script for Alien called for an entirely male cast). They should go to the person who performs best at the audition; Andrew Garfield was perfect for Spiderman, and Donald Glover could have been just as good if he got the role. Unfortunately, Hollywood is too concerned with making money to take a risk, especially on a film this big and with a character this iconic. It sucks, because Donald Glover would be a brilliant Spiderman; he’s a great actor, he’s got great range; from Comedy to Dramatic (And Spiderman is the superhero with the greatest emotional range, by far, and needs someone with that range.) I love Andrew Garfield’s take, but Donald Glover would be just as good in the part.
If it was me, could you do it?
To save you, I could do anything.
Steven Moffat Appreciation
One of the most touching tributes to come out of the Doctor Who 50th special was the one to the fans through the character of Osgood. There, in the background of what was the most important negotiation in history, without anyone noticing, Osgood saved the world.
She could have easily sabotaged the Doctor’s plan by telling Kate to check her pockets, but instead of choosing to divide, Osgood chose to be kind. Becoming the bridge, the one who was willing to connect with what everyone had been so afraid of.
She had been neither cruel nor cowardly. And I think that’s why Steven wrote her in wearing the scarf. Because, really, anyone, anywhere, through kindness and courage, can be the Doctor. If that’s not the greatest tribute to the fandom, I don’t know what is.
Also - for those of you who are not aware#Osgood is the daughter of Sgt. Tom Osgood who was a UNIT technical officer serving under Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart#Sgt. Osgood was called in to assist in the rescue of the Doctor & Jo Grant and with the Doctor’s help#he devised a way to get past the heat barrier surrounding them#successfully saving their lives#He later became a scientist advisor for UNIT - where his daughter followed in his footsteps.#Also like her father - Osgood’s first name wasn’t given on screen.
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