Dreams would be much more fun if they were multi-player servers that other sleeping people could join.
The Wolf of Wall Street's Margot Robbie is in talks to lead DreamWorks' live-action adaptation of the 1995 hit anime movie Ghost in the Shell, to be directed by Snow White and the Huntsman's Rupert Sanders.
….NO! NO! Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Seriously? Not even bothering to ATTEMPT to get an actress of Japanese descent to play the lead?
Oh, I see. It’s because the logic that “anime is racially ambiguous” or something? ‘Cause, after all, there’s no reason why a character called MOKOTO KUSANAGI be Japanese, right?
You know, this reminds me of that time they tried to make a live-action Evangelion and they were apparently going to change Asuka’s name and probably origin.
Like, really, can it be that hard to get a Japanese lead actress? Like, Rinko Kikuchi or someone, y’know, more appropriate?
Change “Evangelion” to “any anime or Asian media,” and “Asuka” to “every non-white character.” Because this is what happens literally every fucking time.
Also, yes, it really is that hard to get a lead who is Japanese when you are racist.
I feel that unless the story is solely based arround the fact that the character is japanese, race doesn’t matter. Like we were able to get a black spiderman! HOWEVER- If they turned away actresses aiming for the part SOLELY because they were japanese- then i can see that as being racist. As for the japanese names- I think they should stay true and actors/actresses should practice saying them perfectly.
Yeah, the thing is, “race shouldn’t matter” is a nice sentiment in theory but always seems to work out in practice as, “only cast white people.”
1) And while movie studios are perfectly happy to cast white actors for characters who are non-white, the reverse practically NEVER happens. This has been shown to be the case time and time again. Most of the time, studios don’t reject people of color for these parts, because those actors are never even considered. Plus, the majority of roles in Hollywood already go to white actors. Would it really be so awful to let Motoko be… I dunno, anything but white?
2) If you wanna know how “critical” her ethnicity is, you’d probably have to ask Masamune. But considering he named her Kusanagi, I would say that it’s probably sort of important. And why should being Japanese have to be “critical” to Mokoto’s character to warrant her being played by an actress who is Japanese (or even any east Asian descent)? Why should that have to be justified?
3) As for there being a black Spider-man… That is not an equivalent situation and it’s disingenuous to act as though it is. They didn’t change Peter Parker’s race. They created a whole new character who is black, (Miles Morales), and takes up the mantle of Spider-man after Parker.
So, let’s call this what it is: more racism in casting.
As someone who’s watched the ‘95 film and Stand Alone Complex, it is kinda ambiguous on whether or not it takes place in Japan. I guess you can say it pretty much does, though.
GiTS is set in Japan. The characters are Japanese.
End. Of fucking. Story.
not to mention the laughing man and all of the GITS plot seriously has to do with japanese culture
お前だれ 〜 Hiyori
Who are you 〜 Hiyori
I’ll take a selfie… selfie~
MY FAVE IS A MUSLIM POC WHO GOT KICKED OUT OF SCHOOL FOR FIGHTING RACISTS. MY FAVE IS A MUSLIM POC WHO GETS HARASSED BY INTERVIEWERS WHEN IT COMES TO THE DISCUSSION OF HIS RELIGION. MY FAVE IS A MUSLIM POC WHO GETS RACIALLY PROFILED EVEN THOUGH HE IS IN THE MOST FAMOUS BOYBAND IN THE WORLD. MY FAVE IS A MUSLIM POC WHO HAS BEEN BULLIED OFF OF A SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE FOR SIMPLY NOT BEING BORN 100% WHITE. MY FAVE IS A MUSLIM POC WHO SERVES TO BE A JOKE TO THOUSANDS EVERY YEAR COME SEPTEMBER 11. MY FAVE IS A MUSLIM POC CONSTANTLY EXOTIFIED, FETISHIZED, AND OTHERIZED BY WHITE “FANS” AND WHITE REPORTERS. MY FAVE IS A MUSLIM POC WHO CAME FROM A FINANCIALLY UNSTABLE FAMILY FROM THE HOOD. MY FAVE IS A MUSLIM POC WITH THE ODDS AGAINST HIM AND HE BEAT THEM. ZAYN JAVADD MALIK IS IMPORTANT. EVERYTHING HE REPRESENTS IS IMPORTANT AND I WILL DEFEND IT UNCONDITIONALLY.
So apparently Kotaku posted about this game being kickstarted online…
problem is they apparently really like stealing art, like my boyfriends models…
this is “their” art…
problem is.. look at the render of my boyfriends 3d model next to it…
looks like they just painted over the render right?
what makes it even worse is that the original model was done with due credit to the people who made the special effects latex and model parts for film and costume…
how hard is it for people to give credit? or to even ask for things?
Just putting this out there, Andrew isnt as upset by this but I am a little frustrated by it the least they could do would be to contact and ask before stealing things. you would think if you are willing to get kickstarted funds from people you wouldnt then snag art for your own purposes… We pay rent and have to buy groceries too…
woah… this sucks??
Don’t forget we have to wake up Green Day tomorrow.
Ok just a reminder to everyone: If you’re planning on tweeting billie joe armstrong “wake up” or something tomorrow, DON’T. The song is about his father’s death and so it’s really personal and treating it like a joke isn’t the right thing to do. Plus he’s asked so many times for people to stop and no one listens so yeah. Please don’t do that.
Hi people!! I need your help, there’s a person on pixiv who’s fakin to be me, two days ago she/he deleted her account when I sent a message,but today she/he opened it again and still submitting my stuff as hers, also deleting my signature and url (As put my pixiv’s icon as her/him…wth ).
Today this person answered the message…AND WAS USELESS SHE/HE (idk) SAID ”NO”, reported that person but didnt work, so…PLEASE HELP ME. sadly i dont want to submit my art anymore because this is really affecting me, please report this person! And also share/reblog this post because it’s really unfair, I’m really happy share my art but…now I’m afraid to do it, I apologize…but please help me! I’d love and thank you soooo much! If you ever find this person/user again or other user upload my art on pixiv or deviantart ,please report !!!!!!!.
PLEASE I really am too scared to upload my art, if I put my signature or url… they delete it??!!, if I put watermark write…. they delete it???!! , I am very sad and scared,! WHY??!!! STOP !!! really I love people who like what I do, but I is not right and good to do these things to me!
please! reblog/share this post!
if you have a fan page on facebook from tokyo ghoul or anyway and have shared my art, please share this post! you help me too such actions!
THANK U SO MUCH RLY!!!!
Protesters are angry about these strange negotiations to release protesters. What kind of practice is this?
Hey! So, Coming Out Day is coming up soon (Oct. 11) and I just want to post a very stern reminder to NOT out anyone without their explicit permission.
Do NOT out anyone.
this is also a less important point, but still worth noting: DO NOT “come out” as an ally. don’t you dare.
don’t come out as an ally. don’t come out as straight. it’s not clever, it’s not funny, and all it does is show how much you can’t stand things not being about you.