the-wolfbats:

waltdisneyconfessions:

"As a biracial person, it bothers me when people say Hiro being biracial is still white washing. I’m biracial- mixed with white heritage- and I’ve never really belonged anywhere because I’m too pale for one side of my family, but my features are too indigenous (and I’m too in love with that culture) for the other side. We never really belong anywhere."

They changed a canonically fully Japanese character into half white. 
I do see where people would have a problem with that, seeing as how they could have kept him and Tadashi fully Japanese and made Fred biracial.
BUT I still really like the idea that Hiro is a biracial protagonist. I am not here for people saying he does not ‘look Asian enough’ when East Asian people have a variety of appearances.
A lot of it is conditioning to make it easier for - let’s be honest - probably white Disney fandom as well as America to accept him.

Hiro being biracial wouldn’t be a problem if they hadn’t whitewashed Honey Lemon and Fred and changed Wasabi no Ginger from Japanese to black (as if POC were interchangeable)

the-wolfbats:

waltdisneyconfessions:

"As a biracial person, it bothers me when people say Hiro being biracial is still white washing. I’m biracial- mixed with white heritage- and I’ve never really belonged anywhere because I’m too pale for one side of my family, but my features are too indigenous (and I’m too in love with that culture) for the other side. We never really belong anywhere."

They changed a canonically fully Japanese character into half white. 

I do see where people would have a problem with that, seeing as how they could have kept him and Tadashi fully Japanese and made Fred biracial.

BUT I still really like the idea that Hiro is a biracial protagonist. I am not here for people saying he does not ‘look Asian enough’ when East Asian people have a variety of appearances.

A lot of it is conditioning to make it easier for - let’s be honest - probably white Disney fandom as well as America to accept him.

Hiro being biracial wouldn’t be a problem if they hadn’t whitewashed Honey Lemon and Fred and changed Wasabi no Ginger from Japanese to black (as if POC were interchangeable)

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odielikethedog:

j4ya:

elinious:

effington:

shortformblog:

Fun guy chillin’ in South American rainforest finds plastic-eating fungi
Seriously, though this is kind of a big deal. Know that big problem we have? You know, the one involving a crapload of used plastic hanging around in landfills with nowhere to biodegrade for a couple million years? Well, Jonathan Russell might’ve solved that problem. See, Russell and his fellow Yale students went to Ecuador, where they found a new kind of fungus they’re calling Pestalotiopsis microspora. Big deal, you’re thinking. Anyone can find fungus anywhere! Well, something his fellow students found out after the fact is that this fungus can live on a diet of polyurethane alone — and even crazier, it doesn’t even need air to do so! In other words, we could potentially put it at the bottom of a landfill and cover it with plastic, and it would do the rest of the work. This might be game-changing if it works as advertised. (photo via Flickr user dbutt; EDIT: Updated with link to research abstract) source
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Wow

THIS IS AMAZINGGGG
I love nature

THE EARTH IS SO AMAZING IT KNOWS THAT WE’RE FUCKING IT UP AND EVEN THEN INSTEAD OF GIVING US AN APOCALYPSE IT GOES AND GIVES US A SOLUTION TO HELP US FIX WHAT WE FUCKED UP BLESS

odielikethedog:

j4ya:

elinious:

effington:

shortformblog:

Seriously, though this is kind of a big deal. Know that big problem we have? You know, the one involving a crapload of used plastic hanging around in landfills with nowhere to biodegrade for a couple million years? Well, Jonathan Russell might’ve solved that problem. See, Russell and his fellow Yale students went to Ecuador, where they found a new kind of fungus they’re calling Pestalotiopsis microspora. Big deal, you’re thinking. Anyone can find fungus anywhere! Well, something his fellow students found out after the fact is that this fungus can live on a diet of polyurethane alone — and even crazier, it doesn’t even need air to do so! In other words, we could potentially put it at the bottom of a landfill and cover it with plastic, and it would do the rest of the work. This might be game-changing if it works as advertised. (photo via Flickr user dbutt; EDIT: Updated with link to research abstract) source

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Wow

THIS IS AMAZINGGGG

I love nature

THE EARTH IS SO AMAZING IT KNOWS THAT WE’RE FUCKING IT UP AND EVEN THEN INSTEAD OF GIVING US AN APOCALYPSE IT GOES AND GIVES US A SOLUTION TO HELP US FIX WHAT WE FUCKED UP BLESS

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mystmoon:

aww yis, new superior spiderman on Marvel Unlimited

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………….I regret nothing

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dimensionalcucumber:

The big question is.

Will the Dino Charge rangers change clothes?

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TRIGGER WARNING: Racism, gross cissexism, transphobia. All on Neil Gaiman’s part.

tal9000:

ceasesilence:

kerriheartsyou:

chaosismagick:

Click here for racism.

Click here for cissexism.

You have no idea how crushed I am right now.

Neil Gaiman’s been my writing idol ever since I got Fragile Things for Christmas one year. Since then, I’ve read Coraline, American Gods, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book, etc., devoured it all, loved it. My style has pretty much been imitating his and Stephen King’s for a couple of years.

Imagine my surprise when he turns out to be racist, cissexist, transphobic, AND apologist. Over Laci fucking Green of all fucking people.

You shitting me? Are you fucking shitting me? I’ve been buying your books, thinking that The Sandman must be such a great comic and that I should read it any day now. Thank God I didn’t or the shock might have been too much.

Why you? Of all people, why did it have to be you? I thought you were better than that.

Fuck you, Neil Gaiman.

I thought the cissexism link was going to be, like, subtle. You know, like he makes a mistake that most clueless cis people make once or twice in their lives in front of someone that’s trans* — but no, holy shit, he starts out bad, it gets worse and fucking worse, and it just kicks you right in the gut with how fucking terrible it is.

The cissexism link didn’t work for me. But I’m not sure I want to read it, honestly.

It works fine for me? It’s a bunch of pages from his comics in which trans women are murdered and then he leaves off.

The fact that Wanda’s story is over 20 years old, and attempt at stating that Trans women are real women doesn’t count? At all?

I know he’s addressed it recently; he said it was what was felt right at the time, and if it had told the story today it would have been very different

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vigaishere:

blue-eyed-hanji:

robobree:

darning-socks:

Additional stages preceding Stage 4 include, but are not limited to:

  • the scene phase
  • meme-loving fuck
  • incessant roleplayer
  • brainwashed democrat

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  • weeaboo phase, pt 2
  • Hipster

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lucifugea:

Anna María existe y es una genio tecnológica.

¿Quién es ella?

lucifugea:

Anna María existe y es una genio tecnológica.

¿Quién es ella?

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fermiumice:

这套萌死啦!为啥大家都只刷芭芭拉的新套装!

fermiumice:

这套萌死啦!为啥大家都只刷芭芭拉的新套装!

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carlybethcaldwell:

so i have two spidey!gwen fics marked for later but i know there’s gotta be more out there 

any suggestions?

No suggestions, but if you can share the ones you have it’d be cool. 

Thanx!

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