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February 24 2018


movies you can support instead of seeing birth of a nation


Queen of Katwe (2016), dir. Mira Nair


Directed by Mira Nair (Salaam Bombay, Mississippi Masala) and starring Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo, Queen of Katwe tells the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a young girl from Uganda who dreams of becoming a world chess champion. In cinemas now

Metacritic score: 73 RT score: 91% Trailer here 

Fences (2016), dir. Denzel Washington


Directed and staring Denzel Washington as well as Viola Davis, Fences is a movie set in 50s Pittsburgh about an African-American father dealing with race relations in the US and the events of his life. Out on December 25

Trailer here

Moonlight (2016), dir. Barry Jenkins


Moonlight is the heartbreaking story of a young black man living in Miami struggling to come to terms with his identity, told across three different chapters of his life, from childhood to adulthood. Directed by Barry Jenkins and starring Mahershala Ali, Andre Holland, Naomie Harris. Out on December 21st

Metacritic score: 98 RT score: 98%  Trailer here 

13th (2016), dir. Ava DuVernay


Directed by Ava DuVernay, 13th is a beautifully constructed and essential documentary which offers an in depth look at the prison system in the United States and explores the country’s history of racial inequality. Available on Netflix now

Metaritic score: 91 Rotten tomatoes:  Trailer here

Hidden Figures (2017), dir. Theodore Melfi


Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octovia Spencer and Janelle Monae, Hidden Figures is the untold story of three women working at NASA and responsible for making the program’s first space mission a success. Out on January 13

Trailer here

A United Kingdom (2017), dir. Amma Asante


Directed by Amma Asante, A United Kingdom is the first movie directed by a Black British director to open the London Film Festival. Based on true events, the movie focuses on the interracial relationship between Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana, and Ruth Williams, a white London office worker and the consequences this relationship will have on both their countries. Out on February 17

Metacritic score: 67 RT: 90%

“I Am Not Your Negro” (2016), dir. Raoul Peck


From the Toronto International Film Festival website: Working from the text of James Baldwin’s unfinished final novel, director Raoul Peck (Moloch Tropical, Murder in Pacot) creates a stunning meditation on what it means to be Black in America. Samuel L. Jackson narrates the documentary.

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Translation: 99% of people did the bare minimum to get by, and the remaining fraction of people had to pick up the slack, creating lots of wealth as they did so.

This is without a doubt the single most ignorant sentence I’ve ever read on this website since people thought you could make a candy bar last forever.

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#JusticeForNkosinathiKhomo I just thought I should leave this here.

I wonder how many other things white people have “invented” after disposing of a black body…




Folks really want a Natasha x Nakia duo feature? Don’t get me wrong, the idea is cute and everything, but you really want Oscar-Award Winning Lupita Nyong’o and ScarJo on the same screen, TOGETHER? You really wanna exploit the disparity in acting chops? Y’all really wanna do ScarJo like that?

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Oh shit. No.
Thank you

Just gonna reblog this out of gratitude because I actually did forget…

Fffffffff let me get right on that. 

and then reblog for the next forgetful son of a bitch

I’m so great full for everyone that is reblogging this. I totally forgot to take mine

I think that there is some sort of unspoken fairy godparent thing where you see this, realize that you forgot your meds, and rebagel it because if you forgot someone else must have. And in our turn we all take care of each other, even if we don’t know it.

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oh noooo (by Will Varner)




We all know that Hoth was a simmering mess of hormones and stress and I would pay good money for a soap opera about them. Here are some things which Definitely Happened: 

  • There’s a betting pool going on who takes Luke’s virginity. The favourites are Han and Leia, but Wedge Antilles has pretty good odds, and there’s a small contingent of aliens who are convinced it will be Chewie (after all, who could resist that Wookie musk? Headcanon: most alien races consider humans soft and gross. Most alien races find Wookies absurdly attractive. Han Solo isn’t the ladykiller; Chewie is.)
  • Leia and Han scream at each other in every corner of the base. Everyone is desperate for them to fuck. They do not. The sexual tension is so thick that it could be cut into blocks and sold as wall insulation. More than once they are ‘accidentally’ locked in a supply cupboard in the vain hope that claustrophobia will act as the catalyst that enables their frustration to spark into true love – or at least nasty raunchy cupboard sex. It does not. All that happens is that the offender has legally changed their name to escape the Wrath of Organa. 
  • Someone paints a shirtless Han Solo on their X Wing. Leia is furious. Han is delighted: both at the highly flattering portrait (he has an eight-pack, he is shredded) and at Leia’s fury (you’re jealous princess/no I am not/you’re jealous, hey I can pose like that for you if you –). Hoth’s winter had nothing on the chilly silence that followed that suggestion. 
  • Luke and Leia both have very graphic dreams about Han Solo. Han Solo has very graphic dreams about the twins –  individually, together, he’s thirty fucking years old, why is his brain doing this to him.(Later on they will, individually, realise that due to Luke and Leia’s Force-bond they probably created a circle of Han Solo Sex Dreams: Leia had them, so Luke sensed her lust for Han which intensified his own lust for Han, which led to Luke having Han Solo sex dreams, which led to Leia lusting – and so on, and so on. For the sake of their sanity, they never share this revelation which each other.)
  • Luke is SO COLD. All the time. WHY DOES NO ONE APPRECIATE HOW COLD HE IS. He comes from a desert world. Of course he’s cold! What is all this white stuff? It was pretty for the first fve seconds but holy fucking Force it is so cold it burns and what the hell is going on with that? He bundles himself up in so many layers that he waddles rather than walks. Fearsome Last of the Jedi indeed.
  • Luke tapes a knife to a cleaning droid (disc-shaped things that swish around the base, sucking up dirt) and names it Stabby. Why, says Leia. Luke, the boy from Tatooine, shining and happy despite everything says why not. Why not indeed. Stabby is very fond of chasing Han. Han wants desperately to shoot the fucking thing– but then he sees big-eyed Luke and sharp-toothed Leia cooing over it and, well. A little bit of light stabbing is nothing, compared to those two smiling. 


I am torn between wanting Stabby to be grabbed and evacuated along with the Rebels and make it to the next base, and wanting Stabby to get Vader.

Compromise: shortly after losing the Millennium Falcon, Vader, storming through the Rebel base, is startled to feel a sudden jolt of pain from the artificial sensors on his left leg prosthetic: a sharp sensation on his ankle. Surprised, because he sensed no threat–is the limb malfunctioning?–he looks down, and there is a cleaning droid with a knife taped to it, a little painted-on Rebel lieutenant’s insignia, and the word STABBY written on it.

He stares down at it, completely and utterly taken aback for the first time in over a decade. Fearlessly, it chitters back at him, sounding very triumphant.

He picks it up.

Off in the fractal weirdness of hyperspace, Rebels on several ships are surprised to find an update on Stabby’s kill-update feed, and then thoroughly shocked at the accompanying image: the upward-pointing camera has captured an image of Darth Vader staring down at the droid.

It’s the fastest news ever to travel through the Rebel grapevine, the mix of triumph and loss that is, they are certain, Stabby’s heroic last stand.

Until a day later, when the thing updates again, this time showing an extremely confused Imperial officer. And another, and another, and another, day after day.

They cancel the funeral.

Vader hasn’t done much just for the fun of it in two decades. Watching Imperial officers swear and clutch their ankles as a cleaning drone with a knife taped to it, an Imperial emblem, lieutenant’s insignia, and the word STABBY painted on it, bumps into them and then chatters triumphantly, he’s figured he’s earned.

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Now this is just iconic advice

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i still think tonks’ skills remained criminally underused in canon

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hey look

did you see this













do you want to know something?? I always wondered what the hell kind of hairstyle the Ancient Egyptians were trying to portray with depictions like these

and this

until I did my hair this morning and 



you can take the noses off our statues but until you find a way to take Egypt out of Africa we’re still going to find ourselves

I’m reblogging this post without all the salty, racist commentary because I’m sick of looking at it. please spread this around again in its pure form for posterity.

What’s funny is that white people thought they were hats/crowns 😂


Here’s a really good post about this.

And here’s some pictures of the Afar people, who still live on the horn of Africa today.

Cool, huh?


People thought it was Hats and Crowns? How could they not see hair?

The same reason archaeologists, upon finding a woman’s skeleton in the grave of a famous Roman gladiator, immediately wondered where the gladiator’s skeleton was: Old Straight White Man™ brand denial.

Same way they denied the Really Gay Egyptian Tomb, too. It’s kind of a Thing.

This post is amazing, I’m so glad it exists. I have learned.

There is so much greatness in this post and all white people care about is defending why they thought the depictions are hats. White people??? Why are you like this???

I’m salty as fuck that we were taught they were crowns at SCHOOL. For Christ sake.

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This damn thread!



Fantasy RPG Races as Dogs









Half Orc:

This is the best description of the fantasy races I’ve ever seen. Let me add some more!





reblogging for dragonborn

reblogging for dragon born


The Slave Bible


Artifact of the Day: Parts of the Holy Bible, Selected for the Use of the Negro Slaves, in the British West-India Islands (also known as “Slave Bible”), 1808.

This volume is called “Holy,” but it is deeply manipulative. Based on the King James Version, it omits all entries that express themes of freedom. The story of Exodus, for example, describing the Israelites’ escape from slavery in Egypt, is missing. The editors left out entire books and large portions of others; their selections stressed obedience, submission, and acceptance. The book was part of an inhumane process to make slaves docile and subservient, to break their spirits. #BlackHistoryMonth




n. the subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place, as maladapted to your surroundings as a seal on a beach—lumbering, clumsy, easily distracted, huddled in the company of other misfits, unable to recognize the ambient roar of your intended habitat, in which you’d be fluidly, brilliantly, effortlessly at home.

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Fake Gamer Girl #017: Trans/Nerd History #2

Fake Gamer Girl is a trans/nerd webcomic by Ash Barker, a trans femme artist. Reblog and share with friends! Follow if you want! Thanks so much!

UPDATES on Tuesday/Thursday! Two Comics a week!

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A really fun video series showing you how to visualize consonants by painting charcoal on various parts of your mouth and seeing what happens when they touch each other. 

Watch the whole series for what supplies you need, how to choose the wordshow to prepare the edible charcoal “paint”, and how to get it off your tongue when you’re finished

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