has this been done yet or
for 12.99 i could give my idiot money to this company and they will send me a gigantic fucking gummy cola bottle to stuff in my dumb stupid mouth and the worst part is that i’m actually considering it
So, in the middle of everything today, we ran across a hellaciously distressed momma mallard and a bunch of her baby ducks that had fallen down a sewer grate. Another guy was already trying to fish them out, so my friend and I called animal control before we tried to fish the rest of them out. When Animal Control got there, we had all of them out and the mother duck quacking very happily. I was surprised - none of us got snapped at or hurt. I was even holding onto a bag at one point that had all of them in it and she just watched me.
I love how the duck is perched on the guy’s butt
I’M SO HAPPY
LOOK AT HIM HES SO HAPPY
‘tumblr feminists’ aka a broad range of people from many backgrounds who call themselves feminists but may or may not adhere to any feminist ideals or come from different waves of feminism that contradict each other but because they use tumblr as a platform they’re automatically waived off as being dumb or crazy
because they’re on tumblr
Garrett Wang gets into a conversation with a Cumberbatch fan.
It’s so nice to see a former Star Trek actor talking about this. He also sent this tweet to Lindelof:
@DamonLindelof Quick question, was there even an attempt at casting Khan with an East Indian actor to match the original backstory?
To be fair, Khan was originally named Ragnar Thorwald, a Viking leader. Khan’s ethnicity changed as a result of hiring Ricardo Montalban, a Mexican, Desilou Productions’ (and essentially Paramount’s) casting decision in Space Seed.
Why did Desilou Productions choose Montalban? Because the Lucille Ball’s husband and partner in Desilou, Desi Arnaz (a Cuban immigrant) took every opportunity he could cast Latinos in DP’s tv programming.
Even if Khan was originally written as a Sikh Indian, it would have been nearly impossible to cast a marketable Star Trek guest star with 100% ethnic accuracy in 1967 Hollywood. Punjab or Hindi Indian, maybe (although I can’t find many Punjab or Hindi’s in more than evil henchman or subservient British colonial roles at the time), but not 100% accurate to script.
Naming Conventions trivia:
- Singh as a surname is common to nearly all ethnicities of India.
- Khan seems to find more frequency as a name / title in Punjab culture than Sikh.
- Roddenberry chose Khan Noonien Singh as a dedication to “Kim Noonien Singh” or Chinese “Noonien Wang” (depending on the source), an old WWII friend whom he hoped to reach through the TV show.
- The caucasian Brent Spiner played doctor Noonien Soong, Data’s creator.
True, it’s bizarre to see Cumberbatch at his absolute Palest growling the name Khan as if he was bitching about tea and crumpets.
So? No matter what he was originally intended to be, he ended up being the Sikh Khan Noonien Singh. A character of color who, while villainous, had a lot of depth to him. There are few enough roles for actors of color without giving as iconic ones as Khan to white actors.
You go, Garrett Wang. Fight the good fight that Gene Roddenberry and Ricardo Montalban can’t anymore.
Using the “He was originally intended to be white Nordic superman” discussion is pure BS, Spock was going to be a red martian that ate through his stomach, and?
Also the fact that Desilou had to pull for Montalban to get the role says a lot about how hard it was for POCs back then to find jobs that weren’t stereotypical or downright racist, and if people knew about Montalban’s history they would have known that he struggled with that and he even spoke against racism in Hollywood and because of it he was fired from jobs and had doors closed to him.
But if it wasn’t for Desilou productions Kahn would have been white and there’s so many things wrong with that.
Also I like to believe that today POC don’t have to go through that shit but apparently from what I am seeing from this and Johnny Depp being cast as Tonto in the Lone Ranger….
Marvel Thor is probably the least faithful adaptation to Nordic myth there is, mainly because it was never meant to be an adaptation for the myth. Stan Lee admitted he didn’t want to do a comic about a Greek god because that was the popular thing to do back then so he went and did a comic about a Norse god but since he couldn’t find a lot of info about Norse myth back then he just made things up as he went along.
Sure Heimdall wasn’t black in the comics but seriously comic!Heimdall was never about his skin color, I don’t even remember him being called “whitest of the gods” in the comics and if someone is going to complain about that then they might as well complain about the other inaccuracies (Loki and Thor being siblings, Thor being a blonde and Zeus’ uncle, Loki’s mom suddenly being his dad, Heimdall and Sif being siblings, etc…).
ST: Into Darkness was an alternate reality to the Original Star Trek but it wasn’t a radically different reality like the mirror verse either. Before the USS Kelvin and Narada incident it was suppose to be pretty much the same and they bothered to get everyone to look similar to their original Star Trek counterparts. But for some reason no shits were given for Khan and it was apparent that all they thought was “Hey Cumberbatch would be great in Star Trek, lets just put him in the Khan role so he can be in it”.
BTW no ill will against Cumberbatch, he didn’t even know who he was going to play when they signed him in and he did a great job, but I just wish he would have been someone other than Khan (perhaps another super human?) or another villain.
So yeah pretty much what Garrett Wang said.
It’s not “bizzare” to see Bender growl out that his name is Khan it’s downright whitewashing. Again this is not about the freaking actor, it’s about the fact that the production team behind Star Trek couldn’t be bothered to find an actor of color to fit the bill that was originally Khan.
Nu is not a completely different universe, it was suppose to be TOS past, which was altered due to timey wimey reasons. But it’s not like, Mirror’verse or something. So really, Khan should have been properly cast as someone of color. As was shown in the original movie. But, again, the minds behind Star Trek wanted a white actor cause lol who cares about casting POC when you can get a white dude instead?
It’s not like this isn’t something Hollywood does ALL THE TIME or anything. I mean, Avatar the Last Airbender wasn’t a thing right? Taila and Bane being played by white actors when they’re both originally characters of color in the comics wasn’t a thing right? A character in Warm Bodies who was originally a POC in the book yet was portrayed by a white actress didn’t happen either right?
And hey it’s not like fans aren’t screaming themselves horse over “political correctness” or “reverse racism” over the possible casting of Michael B Jordan (a black man) Johnny Storm (a white guy in the comics) in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, right?
So yea, what Garrett Wang said all the way
reblogging mostly for commentary, but also for that picture of idris elba
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