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ghoulsoutforsummer asked:

I agree with you about the Book of Life. I roll my eyes at het love triangles, but it's not a harmful enough cliche to prevent me from wanting to see the movie for a billion other reasons. I'm conflicted over Urbance, though. Have you heard of it? It's about and created almost entirely by black people, which is amazing, but apparently it's got that "in a world where everyone's homo, one hetero couple must go AGAINST THE ODDS~~" premise and apparently the villains are all nonbinary people?

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saccharinescorpion:

The Urbance plotline is a lot more harmful than a cliche het love triangle, and there are other differences as well, like Book of Life is a major feature film while Urbance is just getting off the ground via crowd funding… But I dunno, it was something I really wanted to support, and now I feel gross about it. I know this was a tangent, but I thought I’d vent/get your opinion on it.

i got this ask a few hours ago and i was mulling over how i was going to answer, seeing as it was a tangled, complex topic. and then i…you know. went to the kickstarter page

i’m not sure where everyone is getting the “in a world where everyone’s homo, one hetero couple must blah blah blah” angle from. Gaetan mentioned that this idea existed in the original trailer released a couple years ago—if the concept still exists, i am not seeing where. it’s possible that they excised the idea

here is the plot summary of urbance

"In a post-modern city torn by street violence, sex is prohibited because of a deadly genetical virus. Men and women have grown apart, hating each other until two young rebels, disowned by their own gangs, are leading the fight to live their love freely."

In the crumbling inner city, sex kills. The urban landscape is split in two — men on one side, women on the other— opposing each other. COEVO seems to be the only hope: a government medical treatment developed to cure every single boy and girl except that those wearables haven’t produced the expected results yet…

Born among this lost generation of frustrated gangs, Kenzell and Lesya live each day as their last, defying anyone who stands in the way of their union. Like modern avatars of Romeo and Juliet, they will have to choose between love or their kind, Passion VS Reason, Deadly Eves VS Neo Blasterz… In their flamboyant relationship lies the premises of a revolution against the authorities, the vicious Mediators and their separatist laws. Rebels can change the world…

so, perhaps a focus on a het couple, a romeo and juliet thing…not the most original thing in the world, but not exactly a “pure het vs vile gays” story. i also don’t know where the information about the villains being non-binary comes from

from the kickstarter page’s faq

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note the timestamp. it seems like the people behind Urbance are set on keeping a tight relationship with fans and want to address any issues that may come up (there’s some other questions along those lines, including topics such as race and objectification of lesbian relationships)

here’s what i want to ask: how did this notion of “evil gay overlords” spread so quickly over tumblr over the course of a few days with seemingly almost no one going over to the project’s kickstarter page to fact-check? why were you all so quick to believe one post that lacked visual proof?

did the fact the cast is mostly black have anything to do with any of the above questions?

how many stories with all-white used the angle of “our forbidden straight love” with nary a hackle being raised?

and lastly, and most worryingly to me: will the distortion of facts regarding Urbance ‘s story hurt the chances of the project getting funded?

HERES WHAT WENT DOWN TODAY IN THE CANADIAN PARLIAMENT

allthecanadianpolitics:

until-i-find-you:

Warning: the following may be too badass for you to handle.

Today the Conservatives filed out of the House of Commons in Ottawa early. The NDP followed. Moments later, all the NDP MPs came back into the house and took their seats. They had realized that, with time still on the parliamentary clock and no Conservatives in attendance, they had a very rare majority. In Canada, the conservatives have a majority-controlled house. What followed knocked my socks off. We have a big problem in Canada. Aboriginal women and children have been disappearing for decades from their communities. Sometimes the bodies are found, but often times they’re simply forgotten by everyone but their family and the aboriginal communities. This is a growing problem all across Canada, with the numbers of missing or murdered aboriginal women becoming more and more alarming. The police won’t do anything. The government, despite the pressure that’s been put on them by the NDP, won’t do anything or even talk about the issue. So with a sudden majority in the house and no Conservatives there to mess things up or heckle too loudly for us to be heard, the NDP forced the debate on the Missing or Murdered Aboriginal Women of Canada. It was a stunning moment, made even more so by the fact that the Opposition (NDP) had to literally trick the government to get the issue to the floor. I’m amazed. What a moment. Well done, especially to Mr. Romeo Saganash and Mr. Tom Mulcair. Bravo, New Democrat MPs. Jack would be so proud. To see a video of the incredibly emotional moment in the house, see my blog, I just posted a link.

One correction. The majority of the conservative MP’s had left the house but there were a small number still in attendance. But definitely less than the full NDP caucus which is why they were able to force the debate.

What an amazing moment.

Anyone who hasn’t seen it needs to read the speech and watch the video of Mr Romeo Saganash's appeal for justice.

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nerdismyhobby:

so-many-frequencies:

loweryi:

crowbegottenbatman:

loweryi:

crowbegottenbatman:

the word “sabotage” is p much short for “fucking shit up with a wooden shoe”

what

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fucking shit up with a wooden shoe

oh my god

well wooden shoe look at that

I’M FUCKING CRYING AT THAT PUN BE MY FRIEND PLEASE 

(via professorpineapple)

It’s not just Pi Day. It’s Pi Month.

rosworms:

Month 3 in year 2014.

3.14

fuck you, i’m having pie every day for the rest of the month.

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kyooobear:

iheartshoelaces:

couthor:

bra-llelujah:

O

These are literally the only two kinds of horse out there I swear to god

Oh my god I thought that was a man in a monkey suit

^^^^

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barenakedclaybees:

mydogsnokes:

i’ll take my chance with aliens before i mess w/ whatever is at the bottom of the ocean

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spoiler alert, its still aliens…

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thegentlehoneybee:

Personal headcanon: After everything, Mako and Raleigh take some time off, travel the globe, and get to see Newton and Hermann become rockstars. 

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roryoswinpondly:

friendly reminder that Sydney Newman was the the creator of Doctor Who and Verity Lambert was the founding producer so technically they are his parents

(via thatsweetmysteryoflife)

rynnay:

tealin:

madain-sari:

twin-city-ankh-and-morpork:

(x) Moist von Lipwig in Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal

Credit to Tealin who actually has a tumblr now.

Why hello there old drawing of mine!  You can come sit here with the others.

Unless I Tumblrized this already and forgot …

Moist is the most adorable con artist you will ever meet, ok