This isn’t directed at anyone in particular, but please for the love of God can you guys tag those “reblog if you’re in the _____ fandom!” posts that are going around? I’m going to go insane if I have to see any more of those.
- isupportahooker: the way Loki keeps calling the Avengers "his affairs" tho
- isupportahooker: MY TEAM YOU CANT PLAY WITH THEM MINE ONLY GO AWAY
- me: hahahaha seriously though
- me: come on back off
- me: you can find other superheroes to play with
- isupportahooker: keep your grubby fingers off my enemies GET YOUR OWN
Guys if we’re going to discuss ethnic accuracy let’s just break down this name:
Khan Noonien Singh
1. His first name is an Islamic last name.
2. His last name is a Sikh last name.
3. I’m Indian and I don’t even know what a Noonien is.
So if the name isn’t even a proper Indian name
Don’t complain when the actor isn’t a ‘proper’ Indian actor.
Don’t defend my people against white washing
When you don’t even understand what you’re ‘defending’ us against.
The story goes that Roddenberry named Khan after a guy he knew named Kim Noonien Singh, although god knows if he even remembered that guy’s name correctly. So yeah, its totally true that Khan’s name is bizarre, and I agree that everyone should know that while they talk about the casting issue, but that doesn’t mean that no one should complain.
His name was a mistake make in the 60s by white people, just like the decision to cast a Hispanic man to play an Indian character. (No disrespect to the fabulous Ricardo Montalbán.)
You don’t fix old racist mistakes by whitewashing characters of color whose portrayal suffered for them. You fix them by fixing them. They could have explained the origin of his name- maybe his creators were just really fucking bad at naming babies? Maybe he changed it because he thought it sounded badass?
Uhura’s name is just the Swahili word for “freedom” changed to have an ending that sounds more feminine to American ears, but that doesn’t mean new-Uhura should have been a white lady.
new atheism needs to be analysed as a religious movement because that is what it is
I’m going to make a point-by-point response to this under the cut. tl;dr: New Atheism absolutely needs to be analyzed as a religious movement, but it’s more complex than this author thinks it is.
no it isn’t
I don’t have the time to address all the points you’ve made, so I’ll address a few of what I see as the most important
So this is a fairly long debate, but if you’re interested in the subtleties of belief and politics surrounding the modern atheism movement it is worth reading.
(If you hold the belief that either atheism or religion is inherently evil than reading it will probably irritate you, but its still worth reading.)
i don’t understand how people stop watching shows because something happens that they don’t like or they don’t like how it’s going
if i start a show i’m in it until the end
in sickness and in health
till death or discontinuation do us part
man, i 1000% understand where you’re coming from
oh yeah fuck glee
Help, I can’t find a website and it is driving me crazy???
Does anyone know of a website that consists entirely of an expandable, text-only description of an entire universe?
You click on a planet, and then a continent, and then a city or a forest, etc, and then you can get as far down as reading the title of books on people’s shelves or the thoughts of random animals. Its really cool but I have NO IDEA what it is called.