1. medievalpoc:

    barbotrobot submitted to medievalpoc:

    FRAGRANT CONCUBINE ALERT!!!

    From the link:

    Chinese Government Tries to Quell Unrest with an Animated Princess

    Uighers are an ethnic minority in western China, largely Muslim, who have been protesting the Chinese government for its discriminatory policies against them over the past several years. Now the Chinese government hopes to appease the protesters with a bizarre princess story.

    Historically, China has been ruled by the dominant Han ethnicity. But in the country’s western regions, there are many Islamic groups with a different ethnic heritage — their ancestors likely came from various parts of the middle east over 1500 years ago, and they have been uneasily assimilated into Chinese society ever since. In the early twentieth century, Soviet leaders dubbed these many different groups “Uighurs,” naming them after a vanished tribal society that once aided the Chinese in quelling the deadly rebellion of the short-lived Yan Empire during the middle ages.

    Writing in the New York Times, Edward Wong explains the backstory of how the animated tale of Princess Fragrant came to be made:

    Now there is 10-year-old Princess Fragrant, with her girlish braids, embroidered red dress and flowing silk head scarf.

    She is the Han vision of a Disney princess transplanted to Xinjiang. Animators in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen are creating a 104-episode cartoon series loosely based on a historical Qing Dynasty imperial consort, the Fragrant Concubine, a Uighur woman who is shrouded in myth. Working under contract with the government of the oasis city of Kashgar, the site of occasional violent episodes, these animators have said their aim is to paint a portrait of ethnic harmony and paper over bloody conflicts in Xinjiang.

    The plot of the series, which is expected to be broadcast in 15-minute-long episodes over two seasons, follows the adventures of Princess Fragrant, her brother and their ethnic Han and Kazakh friends as they travel across Xinjiang to rescue the princess’s father from the clutches of a greedy Western explorer.

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    ….interesting.

    Read more about Xiang Fei (Fragrant Concubine) at Medievalpoc

    02:50 pm Sunday, Aug 31st 2014

    Via medievalpoc (Originally from medievalpoc)

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  2. http://renaroo.tumblr.com/post/96293167781/rosewilsontheravager-renaroo-more-canon

    rosewilsontheravager:

    renaroo:

    More canon reminders, because I’m in a mood:

    • Zatanna’s mother, Sindella, was just as if not more powerful than Zatara as she was a full blooded Homo Magi witch.
    • Buddy Baker once hosted a children’s TV show in the DCU so that he could spread animal…

    Cassandra being Batman’s agent in Hong Kong was outright ridiculous. It would have been better if she stayed in the US, perhaps on the west coast. The US is a large country after all.

    02:33 pm Sunday, Aug 31st 2014

    Via renaroo (Originally from renaroo)

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  3. So far, I just don’t care for this Doctor at all.

    I haven’t had any reason to like him.

    03:25 am Sunday, Aug 31st 2014

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  4. The new episode of DW was terrible in my opinion. :/ What a shame.

    03:02 am Sunday, Aug 31st 2014

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  5. arcticmonkies:

    Do my dark undereye circles and unwashed hair turn you on

    09:25 pm Saturday, Aug 30th 2014

    Via likesdinos (Originally from arcticmonkies-deactivated201407)

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  6. librarienne:

    direcartographies:

    fun fact: the reason that the plural of goose is geese but the plural of moose is not meese is because goose derives from an ancient germanic word undergoing strong declension, in the pattern of foot/feet and tooth/teeth, wherein oo is mutated to ee. however ‘moose’ is a native american word added to the english lexicon only ~400 years ago, and lacks the etymological reason to be pluralized in that way.

    Oh baby.  Keep talking dirty to me.

    05:20 pm Saturday, Aug 30th 2014

    Via queen-jones (Originally from agnesfieldforest-deactivated201)

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  7. "I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
    But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
    Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged."

    01:16 pm Saturday, Aug 30th 2014

    Via jiinsy (Originally from solipsistic-interjection)

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  8. Just a reminder that important things are happening in Ferguson.

    08:13 am Thursday, Aug 28th 2014

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  9. smartgirlsattheparty:

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Cosmopolitan, April 1967 — when computer programming was considered an ideal woman’s occupation.

In an article titled “The Computer Girls,” the magazine described the field as offering better job opportunities for women than many other professional careers. As computer scientist Dr. Grace Hopper told a reporter, programming was “just like planning a dinner. You have to plan ahead and schedule everything so that it’s ready when you need it…. Women are ‘naturals’ at computer programming.” 


Women ARE ‘naturals’ at computer programming! Well done late 1960s

    smartgirlsattheparty:

    stuffmomnevertoldyou:

    Cosmopolitan, April 1967 — when computer programming was considered an ideal woman’s occupation.

    In an article titled “The Computer Girls,” the magazine described the field as offering better job opportunities for women than many other professional careers. As computer scientist Dr. Grace Hopper told a reporter, programming was “just like planning a dinner. You have to plan ahead and schedule everything so that it’s ready when you need it…. Women are ‘naturals’ at computer programming.” 

    Women ARE ‘naturals’ at computer programming! Well done late 1960s

    10:53 am Wednesday, Aug 27th 2014

    Via grannyvivi (Originally from stuffmomnevertoldyou)

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  10. starcrossed-killer:

    k-lionheart:

    gaviindaviidfree:

    olderaang:

    comicpenguinz:

    It’s a pity that “Avatar: The last Airbender” never got a live action film.

    isn’t it

    what a shame

    Terrible loss

    Would have made an amazing movie

    03:06 pm Tuesday, Aug 26th 2014

    Via likesdinos (Originally from comicpenguinz)

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