Hello there!


My name is Riz. Welcome to my blog of stupidity, a collection of reasons why I should not be allowed near computers.


There's probably going to be lots of show stuff, like Spartacus, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Xena, A:TLA/Legend of Korra... etc. Also, there will be some comic book stuff because I love comic books. Beware unhealthy amounts of fanturding and posting spam whenever a new episode of a show comes out.


Also, lots of music.


Sometimes I'll post sketches and stuff, but probably not often since that's mostly on a separate blog. The only drawings I'm posting here will probably be related to Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra C= Kthnxbai <3

20th October 2014

Post reblogged from My Little Corner with 5,442 notes

Dear Hollywood: an easy method of not whitewashing Ghost in The Shell (You’re Welcome)

scarfan:

iamsallad:

deadjosey:

explosionscanalwaysbebigger:

Rinko Kukuichi as Major Motoko Kusanagi

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Hiroyuki Sanada as CIT Officer Ishikawa

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Ron Perlman as Bato (See, you can still have some white actors, especially if they’re cyborgs!)

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Shin Koyamada as Togusa

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James Hong as Chief Aramaki image

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Any more ideas?

Thank you so much for this post OP

You said Ron Perlman, I’m in.

I support this casting idea

Tagged: I still don't like the idea of a live-action GITS moviebut mix this casting with an exceptional director and crewand I might change my tune

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20th October 2014

Link reblogged from Kindred Spirits with 31 notes

Mike Carey on Magneto and Rogue. →

aprilreadsstuff:

spasticatt:

junkeeb:

verrufen:

"In the past, Rogue (Savage Land arc) was attracted to Magneto but ultimately repulsed by his ability to kill in cold blood and withdrew from any relationship with him. Both acknowledged an erotic or romantic charge between them, but as far as we know they didn’t act on it.

Magneto has done…

Love Mike Carey!! :-)

*Jaw Drop*

Well that certainly explains a lottttt. After reading this blurb I wish Mike Carey HAD actually addressed the trial of Gambit, since Rogue was apparently acting on her attraction to Magneto out of false pretenses. She doomed any possibility of Romy indefinitely. Jeeez. Poor Remy! I’m kinda mad at Rogue now…I hope in the future that she comprehends just how badly she hurt him by using his own “when it comes to love, reasons for and reasons against should just fall away” speech to justify hopping into bed with the same man who wrecked their relationship. Also, someone desperately needs to mail copies of this to the writers currently in charge of these characters so they understand where they’re coming from :p

That’s not what MC said or implied in his Facebook reply (i.e the op). Even though Rogue wasn’t always good GF that doesn’t mean that she was the one who solely doomed her relationship with Gambit, hell she’s not even the one majorly responsible.

*I’m going to switch to a more generic  usage of *you* right now because I don’t want to make it seem like I’m ganging up on you or anything.* 

It amazes me how far people will go to make Romy’s end Rogue’s fault even though she waited for him to come back, believed he would come back to the X-Men after Apocalypse was defeated.  After she woke up from her coma she decided to get away from everyone to deal with her personal drama - which was totally reasonable - and that pretty much put the ever-present romy question on hold until she figured out what she wanted. Which she did btw. After spending all that time being forced to relive important moments from her past (including her relationships) and gaining control over her powers, Rogue decided that she wasn’t ready to restart anything with Gambit but was willing and hoping they could remain close friends.

That never meant that she wasn’t open to the possibility of a new romance, just that she wasn’t ready to retread and rehash what she had with Gambit.

What Rogue had with Magneto was and still is independent of her reasons for not getting together with Gambit. Remember, Magneto wasn’t even on Utopia until much later and even then it took AoX for Rogue to act on her feelings for Magneto. She didn’t dump Gambit (which they were already broken up) for Magneto, like many people like to claim, she just decided to give into her attraction for another person.

Now, you can blame Rogue for not treating Gambit right at times during their relationship but you can’t blame her for Gambit screwing up their relationship which he has done numerous times, the last of which was going to apocalypse to join his cause and then leaving to join sinister/the marauders after that. No one did more damage to their relationship than Gambit and let’s be really really honest about that.  Everything from Bella Donna to the Mutant Massacre to his blindness to Foxx to Apocalypse has been on him and him alone. If he’s *hurt* by Rogue’s decision that has nothing to do with him then he needs to get over it because he has had plenty of ladies after Rogue and he has no right to cry foul on anything.

Source: verrufen

20th October 2014

Photo reblogged from Emmy Cicierega with 138,496 notes

somepretty-things:

boo-author:

fluffmugger:

beckyblackbooks:

Yawns are catching. Even when you’re kittens in a bucket.

OH GOD THERE ARE THREE OF THEM

The mythical kittydra!

somepretty-things:

boo-author:

fluffmugger:

beckyblackbooks:

Yawns are catching. Even when you’re kittens in a bucket.

OH GOD THERE ARE THREE OF THEM

The mythical kittydra!

Source: catleecious

20th October 2014

Photo reblogged from Ariel's Grotto with 198,446 notes

Tagged: all the jokes about this song when it plays at Mad T

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19th October 2014

Photo reblogged from CAPLEESI TUMBLRBORN with 35,051 notes

shoorm:

The East Asian women + colored hair trope
(An extension of extraextraex’s post.)
Looking at the pictures above, it’s pretty easy to find the similarities. East Asian women with dyed purple/blue/red hair, usually in a streak. No matter how you look at this, this is an uncomfortably specific trend in media. Yeah, it looks cute, but after seeing this over and over again, it becomes a boring, racist trope. This originated from a variety of possibilities: the creators trying to “Americanize” the East Asian character, make them more “exotic”, or to show how unique this character is. She’s not a giggling schoolgirl or a delicate lotus flower, she’s different! See, she has a streak of purple hair (god forbid she dyes it any other color), look how radical that is, look at our modern Dragon Lady!
And yes, Knives dyed her hair to look like Ramona, and yes, Somni-451’s hair is like that to mark her as a clone, but these characters do not exist in a vacuum. You can justify why a character has a specific appearance, but in the end, this character was created, and contributes to stereotypes no matter the intent.
So the moral of this story is that your Asian character with a strip of purple hair isn’t original. It isn’t unique. No matter how innocent this appears to be, it can be detrimental to East Asian girls, since the characters that look like them have the same exact traits. It’s time to explore different ways of designing East Asian characters, instead of just slapping on some purple and calling it a day.

Well, I can see it for most of these characters. But for some&#8230;
Like Blink? She&#8217;s based off of her comic book counterpart who has pink hair. She wasn&#8217;t designed as an Asian girl and given pink hair for the sake of &#8220;Oh, hey&#8230; Give her purple hair for the sake of making her look more Asian or whatever&#8230;&#8221; for the film. As far as I can recall, she wasn&#8217;t Asian in the comics (parents were a descendant of Apocalypse, Frederick Slade, and a woman with the surname Ferguson, I think?), but I think it was a cool casting choice for the film and the hair is just attributed to the adaptation of an already existing character design.  Then again, did they choose an Asian actress because of the purple hair and it being typically associated with Asian character design?  Does that in itself cause a problem, and thus should she have be cast differently?  Should the character have been redesigned?
Sort of the same thing for Psylocke. Even prior to her body-swap with Kwannon, her character dyed her hair purple to set herself apart an make herself unique, as her hair was originally blonde. It followed her as a popular characteristic of the character.
Even Knives, I can see how she can fit up there, but I really do think the character motivation drives it and seems reasonable enough&#8230; I appreciate the use of a backstory to at least show why a characters looks as she does instead of just slapping her on the page and not bothering.
Others on the list, I&#8217;m with not familiar with or I just don&#8217;t even know what happened. Like Yukio.  In the comics, her classic look presented her with short black/blue-black hair.  Apparently, according to an interview I read with Rila Fukushima, she was supposed to don her classic hairstyle and look more like her classic comic book counterpart.  But they felt the need to update her look, along with her back story, for the MCU (like they&#8217;ve done with just about everyone else, ugh).  They thought the red hair would reflect better how she would probably look living in modern-day Japan (So, I can see how Yukio fits in here).  By chance, Fukushima had to dye her hair red for another project, so that just further cemented the redesign, which is unfortunate as I would have liked to have seen her in classic style.

Now, I&#8217;m not saying I don&#8217;t agree with this post, but I don&#8217;t think some of these characters completely reflect what is being proven due to character backgrounds, origin material, etc. and based on MY OWN PERSONAL and shitty OPINION.  On the other hand, the common hairstyle choices or character clothing styles that are just becoming lazy in design.  For the characters I mentioned, the characteristics were adapted in a similar way, so I can see issue there.  I can&#8217;t speak for the other characters on this list, but I can&#8217;t deny that it&#8217;s exceedingly common to just default to these cookie-cutter choices.  

But what do I know.

shoorm:

The East Asian women + colored hair trope

(An extension of extraextraex’s post.)

Looking at the pictures above, it’s pretty easy to find the similarities. East Asian women with dyed purple/blue/red hair, usually in a streak. No matter how you look at this, this is an uncomfortably specific trend in media. Yeah, it looks cute, but after seeing this over and over again, it becomes a boring, racist trope. This originated from a variety of possibilities: the creators trying to “Americanize” the East Asian character, make them more “exotic”, or to show how unique this character is. She’s not a giggling schoolgirl or a delicate lotus flower, she’s different! See, she has a streak of purple hair (god forbid she dyes it any other color), look how radical that is, look at our modern Dragon Lady!

And yes, Knives dyed her hair to look like Ramona, and yes, Somni-451’s hair is like that to mark her as a clone, but these characters do not exist in a vacuum. You can justify why a character has a specific appearance, but in the end, this character was created, and contributes to stereotypes no matter the intent.

So the moral of this story is that your Asian character with a strip of purple hair isn’t original. It isn’t unique. No matter how innocent this appears to be, it can be detrimental to East Asian girls, since the characters that look like them have the same exact traits. It’s time to explore different ways of designing East Asian characters, instead of just slapping on some purple and calling it a day.

Well, I can see it for most of these characters. But for some…

Like Blink? She’s based off of her comic book counterpart who has pink hair. She wasn’t designed as an Asian girl and given pink hair for the sake of “Oh, hey… Give her purple hair for the sake of making her look more Asian or whatever…” for the film. As far as I can recall, she wasn’t Asian in the comics (parents were a descendant of Apocalypse, Frederick Slade, and a woman with the surname Ferguson, I think?), but I think it was a cool casting choice for the film and the hair is just attributed to the adaptation of an already existing character design.  Then again, did they choose an Asian actress because of the purple hair and it being typically associated with Asian character design?  Does that in itself cause a problem, and thus should she have be cast differently?  Should the character have been redesigned?

Sort of the same thing for Psylocke. Even prior to her body-swap with Kwannon, her character dyed her hair purple to set herself apart an make herself unique, as her hair was originally blonde. It followed her as a popular characteristic of the character.

Even Knives, I can see how she can fit up there, but I really do think the character motivation drives it and seems reasonable enough… I appreciate the use of a backstory to at least show why a characters looks as she does instead of just slapping her on the page and not bothering.

Others on the list, I’m with not familiar with or I just don’t even know what happened. Like Yukio.  In the comics, her classic look presented her with short black/blue-black hair.  Apparently, according to an interview I read with Rila Fukushima, she was supposed to don her classic hairstyle and look more like her classic comic book counterpart.  But they felt the need to update her look, along with her back story, for the MCU (like they’ve done with just about everyone else, ugh).  They thought the red hair would reflect better how she would probably look living in modern-day Japan (So, I can see how Yukio fits in here).  By chance, Fukushima had to dye her hair red for another project, so that just further cemented the redesign, which is unfortunate as I would have liked to have seen her in classic style.

Now, I’m not saying I don’t agree with this post, but I don’t think some of these characters completely reflect what is being proven due to character backgrounds, origin material, etc. and based on MY OWN PERSONAL and shitty OPINION.  On the other hand, the common hairstyle choices or character clothing styles that are just becoming lazy in design.  For the characters I mentioned, the characteristics were adapted in a similar way, so I can see issue there.  I can’t speak for the other characters on this list, but I can’t deny that it’s exceedingly common to just default to these cookie-cutter choices.  

But what do I know.

Tagged: Plus I was one of those kids with the short hairstyle and dyed hair

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19th October 2014

Post reblogged from Pokemon Master Kimba with 81,768 notes

Reblog if you would date a robot. I’m not a robot I’m just asking for a friend. I have skin.

punlich:

kiloueka:

punlich:

kiloueka:

is it your own skin though? As in you grew it, on your own body, from birth?

This skin was grown yes. On a human body. That is mine. I’m not a robot

Ok ok I’ll believe you… If you first tell me what this says:

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I don’t need to prove myself to you how dare you, I love breathing oxygen

Source: punlich

17th October 2014

Post reblogged from menu with 129,053 notes

iambluedog:

noizs-nipples:

adriofthedead:

kumagawa:

in the tumblr tagging system, unsourced artwork is considered especially heinous. on this blogging platform, the users who source these felonies are part of an elite task force called the source your fucking artwork unit. these are their stories.

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Source: kumagawa

17th October 2014

Photoset reblogged from Michael Dante DiMartino with 14,970 notes

michaeldantedimartino:

bryankonietzko:

These are the images I made for the end of our NYCC panel last week. I know these have already made the rounds on the internet, but I thought I should share them here for posterity and for the folks who might not have seen them. Much to my surprise, even my improvised farewell/thank you speech was transcribed and shared along with the images, which was really nice. Here are those words as well, edited by me to correct what my mumbling likely made unclear for the transcriber and/or to represent what I meant to say:

"This is a really big deal for us. It’s been twelve years since we came up with this whole Avatar universe together. Avatar means so many different things to so many different people. To me, when I think of the creation of it, I just think of me and Mike sitting at my computer in this little house I rented in Burbank. And we would just share the keyboard and take turns. And just over the span of two weeks we cracked open this universe together. And twelve and half years later it’s just blossomed into something so huge. And it’s such a big part of our lives and people’s all over the world. These characters are real to us. Not in a delusional way, but in an emotional way. They really mean a lot to me and I know to Mike as well. And we just want to say thanks."

The panel and the signing were an amazing experience and a fitting sendoff for the show, even though I agree with Janet, PJ, and Dave: this show will live on, beyond the release of its final episode, for a long time. And a huge thanks to you guys for all the awesome letters and gifts. The ATLA/LOK fandom is an amazing international community of thoughtful, warmhearted humans.

Love, Bryan

Bryan Drew and said it all better than I could’ve. It’s been an amazing run and thanks for all your support along the way!

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17th October 2014

Link reblogged from Tumblr's Social Justice Hypocrisy with 10,052 notes

http://sjwhypocrisy.tumblr.com/post/100214591806/b-tandoodlez-akaalexia →

b-tandoodlez:

akaalexia:

powergirlschestnuts:

ohmygil:

I’m actually a little offended because if there were ever a male Strong Female Character

it’d be Nightwing

Isn’t that right Karen?

IM A LITTLE BITTER NEGL dick grayson was doing the strong female character thing…

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15th October 2014

Photo reblogged from Shut up and take a breather with 261,412 notes

striderlicious-booty:

berndor:

yellowbrickrose:

reblog if u understand this inspirational message

beautiful

FUCK YOU MUSICAL PEOPLE AND YOUR SATANIC MUSICAL NOTES AND DEMONIC RITUALS YOU PREFORM OVER MUSIC I CANT READ MUSIC fCKIN NOTES

striderlicious-booty:

berndor:

yellowbrickrose:

reblog if u understand this inspirational message

beautiful

FUCK YOU MUSICAL PEOPLE AND YOUR SATANIC MUSICAL NOTES AND DEMONIC RITUALS YOU PREFORM OVER MUSIC I CANT READ MUSIC fCKIN NOTES

Tagged: it's so good to know that Tumblr has given me a use for those piano lessons

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