Long time ago when I was young, there used to be a lot of shows with a multicultural cast from different backgrounds. Some was very more PC (political Correct) than others. Mind you my childhood was in the 90’s. Not a lot of black
homes had internet at the time. So we couldn’t look at youtube or other outlets to teach us about the cultures. My family was very fortunate, because I was raise to learn about different things. I was very blessed to the willingness to learn about people although at a young age but it was very limited. I didn’t perceived white and black as a complex thing. In my culture you were human being with different background and you were accepted. Much later on in my years when I was able to go online during the last days of the dail-up system, I was learning. Then in high school I did a paper on the history of Japan from the Sengoku era to the Meiji Era. (Although I failed because I showed more knowledge than the others, but that will come in another time.) I wanted to learn more. Some stuff happened and I saw things differently.
Over at Sociological Images, there’s an article about media depictions of trans people. Go ahead and read it. I’ll wait.
Now that you’ve read it, you have a pretty good idea of exactly what’s wrong with the way most media portrays trans people. Instead of going into how fucked up it is (which is readily available via this miracle of modern living called Google), let’s make a wishlist for what we want to see more of in media representations of trans people.
So, readers, what would be on your trans depiction wishlist?
Interview with director Nicolas Winding Refn about Drive:
CHEW-BOSE: Ok. So, let’s talk about Carey Mulligan. At first I was bit unsure of her as Irene…
REFN: Well, in the novel, she’s Hispanic…
CHEW-BOSE: You’ve mentioned that you see some hints of Molly Ringwald in her. You’re also going to work again with her. As a director, what draws you to her acting?
REFN: Working with her is terrific. She moved in to my wife’s and my house in Los Angeles and lived with us. So we became very close. She’s an amazing actress. I was meeting many other actresses, great actresses, for this role of Irene, but there was nothing for me that was clicking. And I didn’t know why because there was so much talent around me. And I never thought of Carey Mulligan for the movie. And it really came about that I got a call from her agent asking if I’d meet with her, and I hadn’t even seen any of her movies. My wife had seen An Education and so had my mother, and said it was very good. So I said, “Sure we can meet, come to the house.” Everybody had to come to the house. She came a few days later, and I was really confused, and irritated, and desperate why I couldn’t find Irene, because we were getting closer and closer to the start date. The minute she walked through the door, I said, “You’re it.”
CHEW-BOSE: What was “it” about her?
REFN: I knew that I would want to protect her. And she reminded me of my wife in a way, because she felt so pure that I could now, be the driver of the movie. I knew I could destroy anything around me to protect her.
Hello one and all, I am here to present to you the fifth installment of my book review series.
Today, I will be looking at Cherie Priest’s Urban fantasy vampire novel, Bloodshot.
To find out more about the authour as well as her other works of fiction, you can visit her website here.
I’m not sure what’s going to be coming up next, as I have lots of other books to look through, but it’s going to be great, I can assure you. There is a wealth of fiction out there that seems to go under the wire and not receive the attention they’re due, and in my own small way, I hope I’m directing some towards those books.
So it appears that the reboot of virtually the entire line of a comic book company has one other unexpected effect. Dramatic weight loss. Amanda Waller, one of the few full figured women in comics, the badass who even Lex Luthor and Batman tread carefully around and hesitant to fuck with has now been reduced to a size zero.
The Wall has become the Rail.
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It was a blog about Latina Actress. So I remember that I did a bootleg mix of a video and someones slideshow of my fav actress. Since I don’t have the software to create or post my idea AMV of my fav actress. If you didn’t know that I’m use to be a anime otaku. So I did this:
mute this first song video:
and play the second vid
the song goes with her.
Aoi Hana by Color Bottle
Slide show by freware
So post this on you blog or post you ideas here.
So last night the blogosphere was abuzz as there was yet another homophobic incident in the writing community.
The shorthand: authors were making the rounds submitting a YA manuscript featuring queer characters of color. They were instructed by an agent that the agent would represent them under the condition that they made the character straight.
Suffice to say this caught my attention because well my novel Hollowstone features POC and queer characters. And Empyrea, the YA I’m currently editing, features a queer character of color as it’s primary protagonist.
To be honest, I think I’m more shocked over the fact that agent didn’t attempt to whitewash the characters.
Last night on Twitter, I was speaking with authors Scott Tracey and Rick Lipman and we each came to the same conclusion about the stream of comments from people claiming to be so surprised that such attitudes “still” exist in the 21st century.