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Ass, Disney, and Dude: WELL, WHO WANTS TO WORK AT THIS STUPID... FAKEY LUAU ANYWAY angrynebula: brunhiddensmusings: lady-violaceous: lyrangalia: oakumura: gnarly-art: Lilo and Stitch presenting an accurate representation of Hawaiians perspective on luaus held by tourists.  #what’s sad about this is that this is actually what Hawaiians had to do when the western culture took over #a luau was a sacred practice #until the westerners took the concept and had the audacity to change it into a time to stuff your face with food and put on grass skirts and coconut bras and dance the hula #and when they had these events, they didn’t even let actual Hawaiian people in #so to make money to take care of themselves, the Hawaiians were hired to work in these disgraceful events to clean up after the tourists like slaves only to make less than a buck #so good job disney for doing your fucking research and educating these people #sadly, this still goes on even until today and it makes me sick “good job disney” my ass, good job CHRIS SANDERS Let’s not credit just Chris Sanders for this. This happened because they cast actual Hawaiian Actors like Tia Carrere and Jason Scott Lee to play Hawaiian characters, and allowed the actors to have input into writing the characters’ lines.  This sort of authenticity comes from accuracy and authenticity in casting choices. The fact that Chris Sanders as direct/writer facilitated that does not mean he gets credit for the actors’ experience. This is why diversity and representation in media matters. Dude as a hawaiian, this is like straight up what my life as a kid was. My mom worked at those fakey luaus full time to pay rent. My mom is someone who is absolutely passionate and proud about being a hawaiian, living and teaching the ways our ancestors lived and taught. See, we Hawaiians, we live by the way of aloha. And not by the way of “hello” “goodbye”, let me educate you. As Pono Shim, CEO and President of Enterprise Honolulu, the Oahu Economic Development Board, states absolutely perfectly “aloha is to be in the presence of life, to share the essence of one’s being with openness, honesty, and humility. It is a way of being, a way of behaving, a way of life. It is a commitment to accepting others and giving dignity to who they are and what they have to offer.” Aloha is more than hello and goodbye. Think of aloha as an abbreviation. Akahai: meaning kindness Lokahi: meaning unity Olu’Olu’: meaning agreeableness Ha’aha’a: meaning humility Ahonui: meaning patience This is something we all need to live by, seriously, we all should the dropped sub-plot was that lilo hated tourists, which is why she goes around taking pictures of them like they were attractions instead of people; like how they took photos of locals similarly there was a deleted scene where she scares tourists off of a beach by sounding a false tsunami siren to watch them run screamingdeeper in the lore that kid thats a prick to her, mertyle, is the daughter of the person who runs the megamart and crushed a lot of other local businesses- when they have to do a hula to tell a story mertyle actually uses it to describe the low prices, where lilo does a hula about a traditional creation myth that was important to her mother. you may notice both lilo and nani are on first name basis with both the coffee shop owner and the fruitseller, there is big disparity between the locals and foreign interest businesses relegating them to just be tourist industry friendly reminder that lilo stitch is indisputably the best disney film
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Being Alone, Frozen, and Future: teak Steak-umm @steak umm why are so many young people flocking to brands on social media for love, guidance, and attention? I'll tell you why. they're isolated from real communities, working service jobs they hate while barely making ends meat, and are living w/ unchecked personal/mental health problems 1:51 PM -Sep 26, 2018 35.9K 10.8K people are talking about this g Steak-umm@steak umm- Sep 26, 2018 why are so many young people flocking to brands on social media for love, guidance, and attention? I'll tell you why. they're isolated from real communities, working service jobs they hate while barely making ends meat, and are living w unchecked personal/mental health problems teak Steak-umm @steak_umm they're crushed by student loan debt, disenfranchised by past generations, and are dreading the future of our world every day from mass media addiction and the struggle to not just be happy but to survive this chaotic time with every problem happening at once under a microscope 1:55 PM-Sep 26, 2018 8,079 1,231 people are talking about this Steak-umm@steak umm Sep 26, 2018 Replying to @steak umm they're crushed by student loan debt, disenfranchised by past generations, and are dreading the future of our world every day from mass media addiction and the struggle to not just be happy but to survive this chaotic time with every problem happening at once under a microscope Steak Steak-umm @steak_umm they grew up through the dawn of internet culture and have had mass advertising drilled into their media consumption, now they're being resold their childhoods by remakes, sequels spinoffs, and other cheap nostalgia, making them more cynical to growth or authenticity 1:59 PM -Sep 26, 2018 7,463 1,108 people are talking about this Steak-umm @steak umm Sep 26, 2018 Replying to @steak umm they grew up through the dawn of internet culture and have had mass advertising drilled into their media consumption, now they're being resold their childhoods by remakes, sequels, spinoffs, and other cheap nostalgia, making them more cynical to growth or Steak Steak-umm @steak umm they often don't have parents to talk to because they say stuff like "you don't know how good you have it," and they don't have mentors to talk to because most of them have no concept for growing up in this strange time, which perpetuates the feeling of helplessness/loneliness 2:03 PM -Sep 26, 2018 6,896980 people are talking about this t Steak-umm steak umm- Sep 26, 2018 Replying to @steak umm they often don't have parents to talk to because they say stuff like "you don't know how good you have it," and they don't have mentors to talk to because most of them have no concept for growing up in this strange time, which perpetuates the feeling of helplessness/loneliness Steak Steak-umm @steak_umm they have full access to social media and the information highway, but they feel more alone and insecure than ever. being behind a screen 24/7 has made them numb to everything anxious and depressed about everything, and vitriolic or closed off toward anyone different from them 2:06 PM-Sep 26, 2018 6,521 962 people are talking about this Steak-umm@steak umm Sep 26, 2018 Replying to @steak umm they have full access to social media and the information highway but they feel more alone and insecure than ever. being behind a screen 24/7 has made them numb to everything, anxious and depressed about everything, and vitriolic or closed off toward anyone different from them Steak Steak-umm @steak umm young people today have it the best and the worst. there's so much to process and very few trusted, accessible outlets to process it all through. so they go to memes. they go to obscure or absurdist humor. they go to frozen meat companies on twitter end rant Steak-umm bless 2:11 PM - Sep 26, 2018 8,798 1,383 people are talking about this Steak-umm explains it all

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Crime, Dude, and Friends: evitrorn best moments in gaming journalism journalist gets real yakuza members to play yakuza 3 and asks for their opinions on its authenticity that's it evitron highlights What's with all the fucking gaijin in this area?" "Dude, don't say that, use gaikokujin, it's nicer." "Oh, shit, right. What's with all the fucking gaikokujin in this area?" ."The breaded pork cutlet bento box is like mega all of them start dragging kiryu for his shitty cheap ."Shooting people sends a message." "So does (after being told that massage parlors, mahjong, power. More than ramen. That's accurate." shirt for five minutes shooting anything." and hostess clubs were cut from the US version) "I feel sorry for the people who bought the American version. SEGA USA sucks." tramampoline S: I don't know any ex-vakuza runnin orphanages. K: There was one a few years ago. A good guy M: You sure it wasn't just a tax shelter? K: Sure it was a tax shelter but he ran it like a legitimate thing. You know michigrim HOW COULD YOU FORGET THE BACKSTORY THOUGH Several months ago, I introduced you to Jake Adelstein, the fearless to a fault Jerwish American reporter who spent 12 years as a crime beat reporter in In Tokyo Vice, we meet Adelstein's archnemesis, a former yakuza boss named Tadamasa Goto, we also learn Adelstein he bas a hodge podge of allies in the pervasive Japanese underworld. Turns out he's good enough friends was able to convince them to conduct an experiment for Boing Boing to evaluate Yakuza 3, a popular video game about the infamous gangsters created for ordinary citizens. And so it was that Adelstein showedup at a shady real estate office in Tokyo one Thursday afiernoon with a pack of cigarettes and a bottle of Duty Free whiskey to teach these gangsters how to handle a PlayStation controller -Lisa Japan and wrote about it in bis book 1 e. with a few high-ranking gangster bosses that he JAKE ADELSTEIN COVERS THE YAKUZA BEAT AS A FREELANCE JOURNALIST AND JUST HAPPENS TO KNOW THESE DUDES Fuente: evitron 145,867 notas I cant think of a witty title so Im going to take this chance to ask how to clear the notifications and have it stick.
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America, Blackpeopletwitter, and Blessed: Marvel 1 hr MARVE Cosplayers gathered for photos at Katsucon's Marvel meet-up! View the gallery on Marvel.com: http://bit.ly/2CAoC9P Cosplay at Katsucon Black Panther, Captain America, Wasp, and more joined us for the Marvel meet-up NEWS MARVEL.COM Like Commert Share Fat black panther and a dora milaje with hair. Going for full authenticity huh? Like Reply 1h He and Fat Spiderman should work out together. Like Reply 1h I would so watch a fat avengers vs the treacherous obeastity Like Reply-1h Thicc Black Panther actually does work out (and even if he didn't it wouldn't matter) and I'm specifically cosplaying #Nakia who has hair & is wearing the #DoraMilaje armor for defense purposes but isn't a Dora (as shown in the film). I carry the staff for help walking because I am disabled Cosplay isn't only about authenticity but having fun with your friends, regardless of how you look. Like Reply 27m It was a joke. This is the internet. My opinion or words should mean nothing to you because I do not know you or anything about you. Sorry you actually spent time explaining yourself. You don't need to Like Reply 24m I know it's the internet, don't worry, your opinions & words are indeed meaningless. I don't comment to explain, I comment to spread positivity. When I see dirt, I plant a flower in it. Obviously, the dirt doesn't care about the flower, and I don't care about the dirt, but a nice person may pass by, see the flower and smile. Have a blessed day! Like Reply Write a reply... <p>Bodied by a Thick Body (via /r/BlackPeopleTwitter)</p>

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Fire, Hello, and Horses: neuxue Okay I know we always go on about Marvel's uncanny casting ability But if you thought they were the only ones, let me draw your attention to this man Viggo Mortensen, aka Aragorn son of Arathorn Earth would hike, often for more than a day, to remote filming locations, in costume, for the sake of authenticity was the best swordsman Bob Anderson (swordsmaster/instructor for LotR, Pirates of the Caribbean, etc) says he has ever trained occasionally writes poetry (more book!canon than film!canon but um hello) . does all his own stunts lived all over and speaks about 23940209384 languages you know that scene at the end of Fellowship when he's fighting the Uruk- hai? And one throws a dagger at him and he hits it away with his sword? Yeah, the guy who threw it was supposed to miss, but accidentally threw it directly at Viggo. Who just casually Aragorned and hit it away They actually cast Aragorn to play Aragorn obtrta Can I just add a few things? Would randomly give chocolates to the hobbits According to John Rhys-Davis (aka Gimli), whenever you have a large cast, one or two actors will naturally become the leaders. Guess who ended up in that role Single-handedly convinced cast and crew to camp out to shoot a scene in the sunrise Once hit a wild rabbit with his car by accident. Promptly stopped his car and went to see if the rabbit was dead, needed a vet or if the only merciful thing to do was to finish killing him. The rabbit was dead. Viggo realized he was hungry. So he took the rabbit, made a fire by the roadside and ate it. According to cast and crew, sometimes you'd just see him disappear in the middle of the night and suddenly he'd come back with fish he'd caught Had his sword with him at all times. Slept with once . The best horse rider of the cast, hands down. Rides better than lots of pros, according to a horse trainer. Couldn't bear to part with his horse at the end of the shooting, so he bough him. The next movie of his also involved horses, and he bought his horse in that one, too Knows how to survive in the wild. I'm not kidding Hand-stitched a few things in his costume for an authentic "l live away from civilization" Ranger feel. Also told the weapons department to make him a small bow because "Aragorn lives in the wild, he needs a hunting bow, or he'll starve to death- literally nobody else had thought about that Also requested a small stone to sharpen his sword. Suggested that Aragorn would take Boromir's arm guards after his death. Speaking of hand-stitching, once he was touring Japan with a reporter for an article. Walked into a store, took a tshirt, bought it, cut off the print and hand-stitched it into the hat he was wearing. The reporter was going "?????????" the entire time o Peter Jackson literally sometimes called him Aragorn by accident mybrainrots Reblogging to add that Viggo wasn't their first choice. They were already into filming when they realized whoever they had cast was not the right choice. How lucky did they get that Viggo was available on no notice? spectralarchers The original actor they cast as Aragorn was Stuart Townsend, and a day before shooting began, they realized he was too young for the role When Peter Jackson called up Viggo Mortensen to ask, Viggo didn't answer at first and said he'd call the next day to give his answer. When he asked his son Henry about it, Henry told him to take the job as Henry was a big fan of the series Henry went on to cameo as an orc in the Pelenor battle earinafae I didn't think I could love this man anymore, but here I go He is Aragorn, son of Arathorn. You owe him your allegiance.

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America, Ass, and Drunk: This lady is funny Imao Emmit Eclass Walker 5 December at 15:00 Arlington, VA, United States Her: excuse me i believe you may be in the wrong place you need to let us thru. This line is for priority boarding Me: priority meaning first class correct? Her: Yes...now excuse me they will call y'all after we board Me: *shove first class priority boarding pass in her face* you can relax ma'am l'm in the right spot, been here longer, so you can board after me Her: *still won't let It go* he must be military or something, but we paid for our seats so he still should have to wait Me: nope to big to ever be in anybodies military. I'm just a nigga with money a Everybody waiting in line: starts to clap Imaoe 632k Likes 228.957 Shares <p><a href="https://kathryntheshippertrash.tumblr.com/post/168449856052/keyhollow-threeeyedsloth-that-alex-dude" class="tumblr_blog">kathryntheshippertrash</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://keyhollow.tumblr.com/post/168449622880/threeeyedsloth-that-alex-dude" class="tumblr_blog">keyhollow</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://threeeyedsloth.tumblr.com/post/168442834272/that-alex-dude-threeeyedsloth" class="tumblr_blog">threeeyedsloth</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://that-alex-dude.tumblr.com/post/168438520314/threeeyedsloth-that-alex-dude" class="tumblr_blog">that-alex-dude</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://threeeyedsloth.tumblr.com/post/168432412532/that-alex-dude" class="tumblr_blog">threeeyedsloth</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://that-alex-dude.tumblr.com/post/168427654749/gummybearattacktheworldofdespair" class="tumblr_blog">that-alex-dude</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://gummybearattacktheworldofdespair.tumblr.com/post/168423878957/thenekkofoxisback-sixpenceee-it-turns-out" class="tumblr_blog">gummybearattacktheworldofdespair</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://thenekkofoxisback.tumblr.com/post/168406722821/sixpenceee-it-turns-out-flying-while-black-is" class="tumblr_blog">thenekkofoxisback</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://sixpenceee.com/post/168406216439/it-turns-out-flying-while-black-is-an-issue-as" class="tumblr_blog">sixpenceee</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>It turns out flying while Black is an issue, as DC-based music executive Emmit Walker learned just 2 days ago. Thankfully, when a passenger on the same flight as him made racist comments upon seeing him in the ‘priority boarding’ line, he fired back with an absolutely perfect response.<b> <a href="https://www.boredpanda.com/racist-woman-boarding-flight-meet-emmit-walker/">(Source)</a></b><br/></p></blockquote> <p>The fact it ends with “Everyone claps” should be a significant hint at the apparent authenticity of this post.</p> </blockquote> <p>Can confirm I was the guy looking that that blond womans ass<br/></p> <figure data-orig-height="321" data-orig-width="255"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/8699a6216ec13fe8728061a061d8d6e7/tumblr_inline_p0sh55cKOy1sni7xi_540.png" data-orig-height="321" data-orig-width="255"/></figure></blockquote> <p>Honestly I’d clap if I saw someone challenge rasism and in trumps america yeah I’d believe rasist shit is happening even more than before mainly cause trump only wants straight cishet white rich men in his America but I’m just drunk whatever </p> </blockquote> <p>Sources? </p> </blockquote> <p>For my reply or op? @threeeyedsloth cause my city is passing transphobic laws cause people felt oppressed that trans people were using public bathrooms So yeah feels like Trump’s America really is this way to me. But different life experiences may be the source of my thoughts on the subject. Also I looked at your blog, it sure seems like Trump’s America fits you well.</p> <p>As for op I never said whether I thought it really happened. I can see it happening right up until the clapping thing, but seeing as I myself would clap then that does make me think there is a chance it could have happened. However I will choose to remain undecided.</p> </blockquote> <p>So no. .. no sources </p> </blockquote> <p>They never have any, honey</p> </blockquote> <p>tbh when someone ends a story like this with *everyone claps* it sounds extremely quistionable. I mean yeah, he schooled her but but i doubt anyone was listesting or that many people. </p><p>Also that’s your city alex, not all of america. Maybe, just maybe, you live in a place with a lot of transphobes, not bc this is “truphs america” or some shit like that </p></blockquote> <p>Yeah when I first saw that story I was like “I mean I guess it could have happen but it hits literally all the beats of a Fake Social Media Story™ so&hellip;”</p>
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Crying, Disneyland, and Drunk: Boon Cotter @booncotter Follow A story I want to share cos I think being authentic is your best asset: So, I broke down crying in my interview for @Naughty Dog. 1/x 11:11 AM-5 Sep 2017 1,416 Retweets 3,594 Likes Tweet your reply Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h Replying to @booncotter @Naughty_Dog I had just flown halfway around the world, my first time out of Australia, and it was to interview for a job I KNEW I wouldn't get. 2/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h It didn't matter tho, I was so fucking beyond starstruck to be in LA at the Naughty Dog office. I was like a kid at Disneyland. 3/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h I went in not overthinking anything, just determined to be myself and meet these fucken rad people I adored. 4/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h During the interview, @bruce_straley walked in and I kinda pooped in my pants a little. He asked me some Q's I had horrible A's for. 5/x 91t282 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h Bruce: So you were a lead artist on your last project? How many artists were there? Me: Er... LOL... Just me (Everyone laughs) 6%x 91tl 1 269 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h Then he asks "Why do you want to work at Naughty Dog?". I began to answer a true, but rote, response: You're the best, blah blah. 7/x 91tl 12 266 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h But then I stopped and said... "Ugh. No. It's Bill (from TLoU)." and everyone looked at me with this kind of bemused curiosity. 8/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h I told them it was the first time l'd seen a gay man portrayed as this gruff, masculine, tragically heroic type of character. 9/x 91t 17 392 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h He wasn't a punchline to a joke. He wasn't overtly stereotypical. A lot of players didn't even pick up that he was gay. 10/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h I told them thatl saw myself represented for the first time. A burly, hairy daddy bear character, a guy respected and understood. 11/x 91tl 15 391 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h That made me fall in love with evervone here, And telling them that made me start crying. WHO THE FUCK CRIES IN A JOB INTERVIEW? 12/x 4 Boon Cotter @booncotter 10h Anyway, fast forward to 3 hours later and I was shitface drunk on margaritas and hired to work at my favorite game company on Earth. 13/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h Moral to the story: Don't underestimate authenticity. Be raw, be vulnerable, be real. That's where your uniqueness shines. 14/x 028 151 1.4K Boon Cotter@booncotter 8h To wrap it up, this was the day. Dat grin wouldn't leave my face, even with Nate giving me stink eye. AUGH 5 more replies gold-talisman: Coworker told this story today and there was a literal outpouring of love. Representation matters 
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Alive, Anaconda, and Bailey Jay: makaveli-immortalized: Tupac Shakur with Chi Modu Over the years, people have always said that my images of Tupac let them see a side of him beyond the Thug Life image, more about the human being. Before he was loved by the world, he was a young man trying to make his way in a society that is extremely cruel to the less fortunate. He made it his mission to speak for those in his community who needed to hear “keep your head up!” As I travel the globe, I’m amazed at how many people have told me that Tupac saved their lives. His words and passion inspired a generation, and these pictures that we created together help to keep that inspiration alive. It’s always sad when people die young, but if you leave behind the kind of legacy that Tupac did, you never actually die. You remain forever in the hearts and minds of people for generations to come. I knew that about him when we first spent time together in Atlanta, Georgia back in 1994. We both knew the importance of images and we set out to do a thorough job, not knowing what the future would hold. He died two years after that meeting in Atlanta, but his words and these images are all part of his lasting legacy. When I met him on location in Atlanta in ’94 he was quite cooperative and a really nice guy. It was a shoot for The Source magazine, and he arrived early. Tupac was the ultimate professional, and he respected my time and my skills. The public might not know that about him. They think he was just this crazy guy who had no real limits, but he completely understood who he was, and if he understood what you brought to the table, he was easy to deal with. In fact, we got along great. I think a lot of people want to buy into the ‘thug life’ image and the younger side of him, because he was still a young man. Let’s be clear, you kind of forget the ages of these folks. To be so prolific and so young, and have so much power — it’s hard to imagine Even with all the childishness — which I believe was age appropriate in a lot of ways—when you throw power and money in there, even with all that, he had a lot of care and love for his community and for the less fortunate. He always spoke on behalf of black people who were struggling. Even though he wrote songs that many would consider typical hip-hop party music, he also included a lot of black empowerment in his lyrics — “Brenda’s Got a Baby,” “Dear Mama” — which I believe is why women liked him. They loved him because he was real and he cared. We knew the silly side of him too, but who isn’t silly at the age of twenty five? So that never surprised me when he did the zany stuff. He was young and full of power in a world that’s biased against blacks, so what do you expect? Normally when I would see Tupac, I would always think of him being on blast — excited and moving at a hundred miles an hour. But when I first met him he wasn’t really like that. It’s funny how everyone always thinks about Tupac and the ladies, but I never really saw him chasing women that much. He was much more focused on his mission. I think that’s what made him stand out so much from his peers. Because while everybody was partying, this man was trying to make sure he created his legacy. And so here we are decades later talking about the man as if he’s still around. I don’t think you can take lightly the fact that this is two decades later and we’re still talking about this man. After we finished his first Source cover shoot in Atlanta, we went back to his home in Stone Mountain, GA to hang out. He called me aside and showed me his entire gun collection in his bedroom—all his AKs, banana clips, Glocks, everything. Then he moved a picture on the wall in his bedroom, revealing a bullet hole. This was from when he fired a shot in his bedroom because he was on probation and prohibited from going to the firing range. We all laughed afterwards. We would’ve all been in our 40s together, but he never got to his 40s, he didn’t even see his 30s with us. So that’s quite a body of work and experience that he put in during his short time on this Earth. He was one of the few stars who could cross over without compromising his roots. Tupac wasn’t going to compromise, that wasn’t him, but Versace still wanted to use him for their campaign. It’s funny when I see rappers trying to do that sort of thing. I think when you start to move in those commercial circles they make you change yourself to fit. You lose your authenticity, but Tupac wouldn’t allow that of himself. He took the streets with him wherever he went. The portrait shots of Tupac, like the one that’s on the cover of the book, were actually done with a 4x5 camera, which is a view camera. It’s the camera where you put the curtain over your head to focus. It’s large format. It sits on a tripod, and you put the film in, come out from behind the camera, you click it, then you switch the film. Kind of like the old style cameras. At that session in Atlanta, I photographed Tupac with my 4x5 with no assistant. It was just me and his people. When you shoot using a 4x5 you’re really very close to the subject. I was no more than three or four feet from him. I’m there but the gap between us is the camera, even though I’m right there with them. When you’re that close to someone frame after frame, that’s really how they get to know you. You’re almost breathing on each other, and I’m telling him, ‘Lift your head, bring your eyes down.’ I’m giving him instructions so he can look better. Once you spend hours with someone like that, you know them forever. I’m looking at every pore on your face. I’m on your team. In doing that first photo shoot in 4x5, I think that’s what made Tupac so comfortable with me because I was looking in his eyes, he was looking in mine at the same time, and real recognizes real. Once we got to that place we were cool. He gave me pictures he didn’t give anybody else and he said, ‘These are for you, Chi.’ Everybody knows the Thug Life Tupac, and we know that well. But they don’t know the Tupac in the quiet moments. Like that picture of him tying his bandana over his head, the profile shot. That’s an outtake. He was fixing his bandana with a cigarette in his mouth but he was relaxed enough around me where I could just photograph him. As a result you see a picture of a much more gentle Tupac. For me gentle and soft are not the same thing. Tupac was gentle but you wouldn’t dare step to him. He was prepared to take it where it needed to go. He wasn’t afraid. That’s who he was to me, and we got along from the first time we met. We were cool, so I got access to him that no one else could get. Tupac wanted me to shoot his album Me Against the World, he told me to get in touch with the art director in New York. By the time I went there to meet, they had already given the assignment to someone else. What’s funny is I had already taken what would later become the most iconic imagery of Tupac. So when you look at the more famous portraits of Tupac like him tying his bandanna and the Rolling Stone cover, I had already created those pictures before I went to meet the art director to discuss the album. No one knew at the time that the photos I took of him would be the images people remember and not the ones they used on the album. In a way you end up getting your justice if you wait long enough When I set out to take these photographs I knew they were important. I wanted to make sure the images stayed within the community. I wanted to make sure the person who created them was from the community. Historically that never really happens. Most of the visuals of the greats are owned and controlled by other people. That’s tricky because then they can put their interpretation on it. But when you look at my photographs, I’m there with them. I’m one of them even though I’m an observer. I was close enough to live it and I had the skills to document and record it. I had four sessions with him, and since we were close he let me in close. It’s friends hanging out with friends and there just happened to be a camera present. You can see the closeness and the warmth because I didn’t really look at my subjects as just celebrities. I saw them as young black guys like me. It allowed me to get closer and it allowed them to be comfortable and just be who they were. I offered no judgment. I was just there to document and make people look good. Even though I was the creator of these images, I’ve always felt more like the caretaker of them, because he was the world’s Tupac, not just my photo subject. He burned bright when he was here and his flame continues to glow. Thank you for being the voice of the voiceless, Tupac. Rest in peace, brother. Excerpted from Tupac Shakur: Uncategorized by Chi Modu, a 200-page hardcover book featuring over 100 powerful images of Tupac Shakur.

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Anime, Apparently, and Asian: ISNE PIXAR coca THIS FALL <p><a href="http://unicornempire.tumblr.com/post/158417777914/rifa-dasakuryo-ahsoka-oldworldblues" class="tumblr_blog">unicornempire</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://rifa.tumblr.com/post/158413457157/dasakuryo-ahsoka-oldworldblues" class="tumblr_blog">rifa</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://dasakuryo.tumblr.com/post/158241340980/ahsoka-oldworldblues-musicalhog-new-coco" class="tumblr_blog">dasakuryo</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://ahsoka.tumblr.com/post/158239817503/musicalhog-new-coco-poster-and-a-new-trailer-is" class="tumblr_blog">ahsoka</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://old--worldblues.tumblr.com/post/158238906397/musicalhog-new-coco-poster-and-a-new-trailer-is" class="tumblr_blog">old–worldblues</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://musicalhog.tumblr.com/post/158235108899/new-coco-poster-and-a-new-trailer-is-coming-next" class="tumblr_blog">musicalhog</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://twitter.com/leeunkrich/status/840245282373689344/photo/1">New Coco poster!</a> And a new trailer is coming next week.</p></blockquote> <p>Lmao anyway fuck disney for refusing to do the book of life because of racism and then doing a movie exactly like it</p> </blockquote> <p>And fuck them, an American company, for having the audacity to try and copyright Dia de los Muertos, a Mexican cultural holiday. It’s sickening.</p> </blockquote> <p>The plot of Coco is literally the plot of The Book of Life with some minor changes so the plagiarism isn’t that blatantly obvious.</p> <p>Boycot this movie. Disney didn’t want to make The Book of Life because it would not interest USAmerican (ahem gringo ahem) audiences. And now they are basically plagiarising TBL.</p> <p>Disney made it abundantly clear they only care about using Latin American cultures, Mexican in this case, for money, but actually don’t care about Latinxs/Latin Americans and respectful and authentic rep. If not, look at The Emperor’s New Groove and that wtf thing they did with Elena of Avalor.</p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="281" data-orig-width="500" data-tumblr-attribution="lifetimetv:Vb5yITZrN-SkOBpIM_syCg:ZtKMan1d5El48" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/fcbc54e84c9541ddefd987b4127e0291/tumblr_njkv6cwo3s1tb8iyko1_500.gif"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/fcbc54e84c9541ddefd987b4127e0291/tumblr_inline_op5axmDlvi1rw09tq_540.gif" data-orig-height="281" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/fcbc54e84c9541ddefd987b4127e0291/tumblr_njkv6cwo3s1tb8iyko1_500.gif"/></figure><p>Ah yes, boycotting a racially and culturally diverse film will really show Disney that they should……… stick to…….. white movies? That doing anything besides a ‘safe’ film will end in boycotts and rage on the internet? </p> <p>Also like….</p> <blockquote><p> “The day John Lasseter gave the thumbs up for this movie, I immediately felt this huge weight drop onto my shoulders because I knew that we were doing something different than we had ever made at the studio and that for the first time, we were going to have this enormous responsibility to do right by this culture and not lapse into stereotype or cliché,” <br/></p></blockquote> <p>and…</p> <blockquote><p> The result is that Unkrich secured an all-Latino voice cast (including Gael Garcia Bernal as a skeleton named Hector who helps Miguel on his journey in the Land of the Dead) and sought authenticity via numerous story consultants, key crew members and filmmakers (like co-director Adrian Molina), and musical talent culled from artists down in Mexico. Unkrich, Molina, and producer Darla K. Anderson made frequent trips south of the border (in fact, Lasseter approved the film just three weeks before one Dia de Muertos fell, spurring a first-time scramble to not miss out) and soon sent his story artists, production designers, and even sound crew down to take the aesthetic pulse of villages. <br/></p></blockquote> <p>From <a href="http://ew.com/movies/2016/12/25/coco-first-look-pixar/">x</a></p> <p>Also looks like this was in pre production in 2013 so thats probably part of why they didnt want to pick up BoL? It could have been for any reason tbh</p> <p>Anyways like, if you dont wanna support it don’t but y’all are always clamoring for more varied representation in dinsey and pixar so maybe don’t boycott a film they are using to test to waters? Like if they make another Scandinavian fantasy film after this and you all rage Im gonna remember this, put your money where your mouth is :/</p> <p>Also like, am I crazy or has Disney not been actively including latin@ representation? Or is Elena Princess of Avalore a fever dream Ive been having</p> </blockquote> <p>Remember don’t get on the hate bandwagon with no proof; you claim that the story is a rip-off but you don’t go into any detail about either plot. We’re supposed to just believe your interpretation? I’d definitely need to know a lot more about Coco before casting judgment. </p> <p>And Book of Life came out in 2014, if Coco was in pre-production at 2013 it could easily have been passed over for the fact that they already had an in house story to represent that market, and we all know full well that Disney likes to go through a different cultural story/background for each feature film as part of their longstanding tradition. </p> <p>Even if you want to assume the worst and that their motives were bad and that they’re some evil megacorporation, which you can surely be entitled to think I’m not going to say Disney is amazing and doesn’t have a horrible history- at the very least they are finally making non-white movies. Boycotting the very content we have been begging for for ages isn’t going to get us anywhere, it’s just going to make that content that we asked for unable to turn a profit and therefore impossible to create and sustain a business with. We can’t expect people to make content and not support themselves on it as well, they need to make money to be viable sources of income to sustain the business. If this film doesn’t make money all Disney is going to know is that they can’t make feature films about Latino stories/cultures/etc because it won’t sell.</p> </blockquote> <p>Why are y'all always doing this shit? Seriously why? I’m beginning to think that you secretly don’t want any diversity at all because any attempt at it is never enough for you. You boycott The Great Wall because it had ONE white dude on the poster. Never mind the primarily Asian cast. Never mind the CHINESE director. You made it clear that you weren’t the least bit interested in Asian made films with Asian actors as long as there was a white guy anywhere within 5000 feet of it. Then you flip shit about TGITS. Never mind the fact that Major isn’t even a freaking human. Since it was from an anime she had to be Japanese. Never mind the fact that plenty of animes are actually depicting white people. Never mind the fact that TGITS fans from Japan loved the idea of Scarlet Johansen playing the lead. Never mind the fact that it brought attention to a well-made anime classic. Just wah wah boycott because we know what Japanese people should be offended by better than they do. Maui was too big, something something Polynesian stereotypes. Honey Lemon can’t be Latino! She’s not brown enough and she doesn’t run around making tacos and screaming “ay dios mio!” all the time! The Princess and the Frog girl was going to be named Maddie but no we can’t have that because it sounds vaguely like the word “Mammie” if you have absolutely no idea how English works.</p><p>You claim you want diversity and then you absolutely dissect and destroy anything that attempts it. You refuse to be satisfied with anything because any attempt at diversity will not be quite right for you. You claim to speak on behalf of other cultures because apparently you don’t think that they are smart enough to speak for themselves.</p><p>Well speaking as a female minority, stop it. I’m sick of this crap. I don’t need you to speak for me and tell me what I need to be offended by. I don’t need you to stop people from enjoying every damn thing because you love being bitter so much. You are destroying the hard work of minority creators and great strides in cultural sensitivity and awareness because you’re happier if everyone stays separate and hating each other. You’re as disgusting with your stereotypes as the racists you claim to hate.</p>
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9/11, Children, and Clothes: Wahlid Mohammad @Wahlid ADAM SALEH: ISIS PRANKe Flight attendant: sir plz get off ur making people uncomfortable ADAM SALEH: yooo wtff u guys r hella racist:/ 5:45 PM 21 Dec 16 932 RETWEETS 1,965 LIKES @passionpopmami The same Adam Saleh that makes those anti-black hood pranks? The SAAAME Adam Saleh that casually referred to black people as "Abeed"? Damn. 10:09 AM- 21 Dec 16 1,930 RETWEETS 1,619 LIKES BABYS FIRST PLANE RIDE! Adam Saleh Vlogs 2 years ago 610,268 views TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR http://www.3mh.co.uk TrueStoryASA EVENT BOOKING: To book TrueStoryASA to perform at... 9:56 RACIST MAN RACIST MAN ON PLANE! DAY BEFORE 9/11! Adam Saleh Vlogs 1 year ago 852,338 views Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/omgAdamSaleh Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/AdamSalehOfficial Instagram:. PLANE0/11 13:28 ARABS ON A PLANE!! Adam Saleh Vlogs Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/omgAdamSaleh Facebook 11 months ago 545,897 views http://www.Facebook.com/AdamSalehOfficial Instagram 10:06 Adam Saleh Vlogs a 1.147 videos SUBSCRIBE for Daily Videos! ) Booking Contact info@AdamSalehworldwide.com. CHANNEL Subscribe 2,250,822 COUNTING DOWN IN ARABIC ON A PLANE EXPERIMENT!! Adam Saleh Vlogs 10 months ago 320,382 views YESTERDAYS PRANK: https://youtu.be/6ZWfxxCmdW0 Twitter http://www.Twitter.com/omgAdamSaleh Facebook: http://www 15:23 mideast-nrthafrica-cntrlasia: xanderaldenx: Racial profiling and discrimination is WRONG but this guy is always trying to incite reactions out of people using his race (and maybe religion) for views. This is dangerous for actual victims of racial profiling and discrimination. One of his videos where he his friend were racially profiled by a police officer turned out to be a hoax he later admitted it was a “staged dramatisation”, which makes me sceptical of the authenticity of any of his videos now. Delta Says Muslim YouTube Prankster Removed From A Flight Was Trying To Disrupt CabinAdam Saleh, 23, whose YouTube videos have millions of fans, posted a dramatic video on Twitter claiming he had been “kicked out of” a Delta flight headed to New York early on Wednesday.However, some passengers on the plane have cast doubt into Saleh’s version of what happened before he was kicked off the flight, and Delta said in a statement that, after speaking to several passengers, Saleh and his friend appeared to have sparked the entire incident.Many social media users have also expressed skepticism because Saleh is best known for posting “prank” videos involving airlines. In his most recent one, he pretended to have “sent” himself to another country.Airline officials, however, said in a statement that after speaking with crew members of the flight and several passengers, they believe Saleh and his companion tried to cause the disruption with yelling and other behavior. Adam Saleh: YouTube star ‘wasn’t speaking Arabic on phone when kicked off Delta flight’, passenger claimsThey said: “I was sat two seats away from them [sic] internet prankster and his friend. Neither of them was on any phone call I could hear them talking in plain American English.“The YouTube guy was trying to get his friend to shout something in Arabic which he did a total of 4 times.“He shouted it across the plane and the first two times I thought he was shouting maybe a friend or something. A couple of passengers after the second time said they were making themselves and their young children uncomfortable and could they shut up.“They told her to shut up and then he shouted it again.“They were filming people’s reactions on their phones, I assume for some comedy YouTube video but they were made to delete it.” Delta said in a statement: “It appears the customers who were removed sought to disrupt the cabin with provocative behavior, including shouting.
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