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Asian, Climbing, and College: ingu: marrymejasonsegel: I wrote a college paper once about gender dynamics in Disney films, and part dealt with the emphasis of androgyny in this film. Mulan is an outsider and unsure of her position of the world when she is adhering to both a total feminine role (the matchmaking scene) and a total masculine role (disguised as a male soldier) and it’s only when she’s able to embrace both sides that she is able to fully showcase her abilities and ultimately save the day.  The entire climax, from climbing the poles using sashes, counting on Shan Yu’s complete dismissal of women to get the Emperor to safety, to this scene where she literally uses a symbol of womanhood (within the movie at least) to disarm the villain of his symbol of masculinity and beat him at his own game, shows Mulan relying on the aspects of her femininity that she has grown up adhering to and adapting the tactical knowledge and fighting skills that she learned disguised as a male soldier to those aspects. The result is a unique and innovative view of the world and her course of action that leads her to save the day when the male soldiers failed and the women wouldn’t even have been allowed to try.  This commentary is so curious to me because it’s such an excellent example of white/western cultural bias in portrayals of other cultures. Because fans by themselves are a gender neutral object in Ancient China, especially the large type that Mulan uses in this particular scene is actually masculine if you must code it historically, and in Chinese hands would be used as a tool to support her masculinity and not the other way around. These paper fans are used in general by (male) scholars and artists who decorate its surface with art and calligraphy. It is a symbol of (masculine) intellectual power and the intellectual elite. And if you look to Asian martial arts films, they are a common and almost exclusive weapon of men. Yet the movie takes this deeply cultural object and either willingly or ignorantly makes it an object of womanhood or femininity. To the extent of my knowledge, this is mostly reflective of western social history. And draws from the coquettish ways Georgian? Ladies would use the fan to signal their romantic interest and all the history and influence around it. The equivalent object for the Chinese lady would in fact be the handkerchief, or a hairstick if you want something pointy. And it’s all the more curious because at the end of the day it’s a western depiction of a foreign story made for western consumption. It is not a story made by and for Chinese little girls, but to empower and inspire those in the West. Which provides the context for the above (excellent) analysis. It does not need to fully take Chinese history into context because it was never made for us, despite being explicitly about us.
Asian, Climbing, and College: ingu: marrymejasonsegel: I wrote a college paper once about gender dynamics in Disney films, and part dealt with the emphasis of androgyny in this film. Mulan is an outsider and unsure of her position of the world when she is adhering to both a total feminine role (the matchmaking scene) and a total masculine role (disguised as a male soldier) and it’s only when she’s able to embrace both sides that she is able to fully showcase her abilities and ultimately save the day.  The entire climax, from climbing the poles using sashes, counting on Shan Yu’s complete dismissal of women to get the Emperor to safety, to this scene where she literally uses a symbol of womanhood (within the movie at least) to disarm the villain of his symbol of masculinity and beat him at his own game, shows Mulan relying on the aspects of her femininity that she has grown up adhering to and adapting the tactical knowledge and fighting skills that she learned disguised as a male soldier to those aspects. The result is a unique and innovative view of the world and her course of action that leads her to save the day when the male soldiers failed and the women wouldn’t even have been allowed to try.  This commentary is so curious to me because it’s such an excellent example of white/western cultural bias in portrayals of other cultures. Because fans by themselves are a gender neutral object in Ancient China, especially the large type that Mulan uses in this particular scene is actually masculine if you must code it historically, and in Chinese hands would be used as a tool to support her masculinity and not the other way around. These paper fans are used in general by (male) scholars and artists who decorate its surface with art and calligraphy. It is a symbol of (masculine) intellectual power and the intellectual elite. And if you look to Asian martial arts films, they are a common and almost exclusive weapon of men. Yet the movie takes this deeply cultural object and either willingly or ignorantly makes it an object of womanhood or femininity. To the extent of my knowledge, this is mostly reflective of western social history. And draws from the coquettish ways Georgian? Ladies would use the fan to signal their romantic interest and all the history and influence around it. The equivalent object for the Chinese lady would in fact be the handkerchief, or a hairstick if you want something pointy. And it’s all the more curious because at the end of the day it’s a western depiction of a foreign story made for western consumption. It is not a story made by and for Chinese little girls, but to empower and inspire those in the West. Which provides the context for the above (excellent) analysis. It does not need to fully take Chinese history into context because it was never made for us, despite being explicitly about us.
Beard, Bless Up, and Cookies: u/mr oberts 16d i.redd.it My wife does wedding flowers and occasionally gets to make flower collars for dogs. Here is Donna helping out by modeling @DrSmashlove Today I have reached the high point of my career, bruv. No I did not get a promotion. Nor did I get a raise. Did my title change? Also no. Corner office? No ma’am (thankfully my office-view is pretty dope as it is and for that I am thankful 🤲). Head of a group? Nuh uh. Something sweeter. Something more valuable. Something nearer and dearer to my heart. Today, dear friends, when the food services people (who are the real MVPs) set up my business lunch in the conference center (chicken breasts, fingerling potatoes, Brussels sprouts, salad, rolls and cookies...side note...fingerling? LMAO. Who invented this word? It’s like the daintiest, most petite finger. “Alice has the most adorable hands. They’re not even fingers...they’re fingerlings 🤗.” But I got big hands so what that make me? “Smash got bear paws, bruv. He ain’t een got fingers, he got ‘Fingertons’” 😩 ok imma donkey lemme stop). So anyway when I get to the room and they had lunch set up...THEY ALREADY PUT THE TABASCO AND SRIRACHA OUT THERE FOR ME 😥. I was so happy I was damn near beaming. A lump formed in my throat and a single tear trickled down my low, shaped beard. No more walk of shame to the supplies closet where they hide the seasonings so some of our more Caucasoidally-inclined clients don’t sustain any inadvertent burns (caucasoids I love yall and I know some of u are bout that spicy lifestyle but some of u might damn near cough out a lung out if we keeping it 600 lol.) The staff had my back. They knew that these negotiations are tough when I attempt to choke down a completely unseasoned chicken breast, as my esophagus will sometimes reject food that hasn’t been bathed in at least two or three different hot sauces. Today’s negotiation went wonderfully. I felt like I was skipping about the room in a tutu lmao pause. Anyway I feel like it’s not much more for me to do out here, bruv. I always felt like an outsider in this corporate ting, but today...I still feel like an outsider 🤗 LMAO BUT THEY HAD MY BACK WITH THE HOT SAUCE AND IMMA REMEMBER THIS DAY FOREVER. NEVER LOSE SIGHT OF THE LITTLE WINS. MamaWeMadeIt BLESS UP 🤗😂😂😂

Today I have reached the high point of my career, bruv. No I did not get a promotion. Nor did I get a raise. Did my title change? Also no. C...

Candy, Destiny, and Fire: FANDOMETRICS GAEVIDE GA DEC AMES VOO GA AM <h2>Video Games</h2><p><b>Week Ending September 25th, 2017</b></p><ol><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61318NPN7">Overwatch</a></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61328NPNC">Mystic Messenger</a></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61338NPNh">Hiveswap</a></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61348NP46">The Sims 4</a></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61358NP4B">Final Fantasy XV</a> <i>+1</i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61368NP48">Undertale</a> <i><i>−1</i></i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61378NP4D">Persona 5</a></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61388NP4E">League of Legends</a></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61398NP41"><b>My Candy Love</b></a></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61308NP4G">Dream Daddy</a> <i>+1</i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61318NP4H">Splatoon 2</a> <i><i>−2</i></i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61328NP4y">Kingdom Hearts III</a> <i>+1</i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61338NP4J">Destiny 2</a> <i><i>−1</i></i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61348NP4K">Life is Strange: Before the Storm</a> <i><i>−4</i></i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61358NP4z">Dishonored: Death of the Outsider</a> <i>+5</i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61368NP4M"><b>Pokémon Sun and Moon</b></a></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61378NP43">World of Warcraft</a> <i>+2</i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61388NP4O">Fire Emblem Heroes</a> <i><i>−4</i></i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61398NP4P">Sonic Forces</a> <i><i>−2</i></i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61308NP4u">Choices</a> <i><i>−2</i></i></li></ol><p><i>The number in italics indicates how many spots a title moved up or down from the previous week. Bolded titles weren’t on the list last week.</i></p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="281" data-orig-width="500" data-tumblr-attribution="dr-teatime:TQkF5WwFEE8EudTU9ngEtA:ZP7rRr20QVwJU"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4dc00250a828a532decf09a1a3625ae9/tumblr_o1exr9uIrF1syzq7ao2_r1_500.gif" data-orig-height="281" data-orig-width="500"/></figure>
Destiny, Fire, and Gif: FANDOMETRICS GAEVIDE GA DEC AMES VOO GA AM <h2>Video Games</h2><p><b>Week Ending September 18th, 2017</b></p><ol><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61388FLf2">Overwatch</a></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61308FLf4">Mystic Messenger</a></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61318FLff">Hiveswap</a> <i>+9</i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61338FLf7">The Sims 4</a> <i><i>−1</i></i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61348FLfC">Undertale</a> <i>+2</i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61358FLfh">Final Fantasy XV</a> <i><i>−1</i></i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61368FLA6">Persona 5</a> <i><i>−1</i></i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61378FLAB">League of Legends</a> <i>+2</i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61388FLA8">Splatoon 2</a> <i>+8</i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61398FLAD">Life is Strange: Before the Storm</a> <i>+10</i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61308FLAE">Dream Daddy</a> <i><i>−2</i></i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61318FLA1">Destiny 2</a> <i>+1</i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61338FLAH">Kingdom Hearts III</a> <i><i>−2</i></i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61348FLAy">Fire Embem Heroes</a> <i><i>−6</i></i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61358FLAJ"><b>Super Mario Odyssey</b></a></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61368FLAK">The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</a></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61378FLAz"><b>Sonic Forces</b></a></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61388FLAM">Choices</a> <i><i>−4</i></i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61398FLA3">World of Warcraft</a> <i><i>−1</i></i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61308FLAO"><b>Dishonored: Death of the Outsider</b></a></li></ol><p><i>The number in italics indicates how many spots a title moved up or down from the previous week. Bolded titles weren’t on the list last week.</i></p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="281" data-orig-width="500" data-tumblr-attribution="youngechosugar:aIXDsQItbJ-sRe1yEzrVQA:ZFwNWh2FtwBQ4"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ecc560d1557a848686c972de315f6178/tumblr_oi78dn8ENT1vpfemuo1_500.gif" data-orig-height="281" data-orig-width="500"/></figure>
Gif, League of Legends, and Life: FANDOMETRICS GAEVIDE GA DEC AMES VOO GA AM <h2>Video Games</h2><p><b>Week Ending June 19th, 2017</b></p><ol><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61328W8RQ">Overwatch</a></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61398W8RF">The Sims 4</a> <i>+1</i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61328W8R4">Persona 5</a> <i><i>−1</i></i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61338W8Rf"><b>Super Mario Odyssey</b></a></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61348W8RA"><b>Life is Strange: Before the Storm</b></a></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61358W8R7">Final Fantasy XV</a></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61368W8RC">Undertale</a> <i><i>−2</i></i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61378W8Rh"><b>Metroid</b></a></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61388W8r6">Mystic Messenger</a> <i><i>−5</i></i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61398W8rB">The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</a> <i><i>−3</i></i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61308W8r8"><b>Dishonored: Death of the Outsider</b></a></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61318W8rD"><b>Sonic Forces</b></a></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61328W8rE">Bendy and the Ink Machine</a> <i><i>−5</i></i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61338W8r1">Kingdom Hearts III</a> <i><i>−4</i></i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61348W8rG"><b>The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim</b></a></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61358W8rH">Animal Crossing: New Leaf</a> <i><i>−2</i></i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61368W8ry"><b>Eldarya</b></a></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61378W8rJ"><b>Dream Daddy</b></a></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61388W8rK">League of Legends</a> <i><i>−7</i></i></li><li><a href="http://tumblr.co/61398W8rz">Team Fortress 2</a> <i><i>−5</i></i></li></ol><p><i>The number in italics indicates how many spots a title moved up or down from the previous week. Bolded titles weren’t on the list last week.</i></p><figure data-orig-width="400" data-orig-height="223" data-tumblr-attribution="suppermariobroth:WS4tT6QeVI5r5foE7xI85g:ZUMGkv2H61F5j" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/c35d0c7cfe263c69bf556f0b7a055e46/tumblr_ojpbn6JZop1rrftcdo1_400.gif" data-orig-width="400" data-orig-height="223"/></figure>