magi? pearlahiko

The Magis is a Shaman King esque adaptation of 1001 Nights with three kids and a dorky bad guy(?) called Sinbad who does a lot of shit while being attractive and terrible and his semi loyal boyfriend henchman Ja’far who beats him up and then smooches him. 

There are also a thousand other characters (1001?) including a Mermaid and a girl called Dunya who is gorgeous but everyone is mysteriously pale. I don’t know how they fit in.

isanah:

stardust-rain:

white people’s reactions to that post criticising Lucy makes me so fucking angry. More than that, it makes me trust them a little bit less.

fuck that whole “yes it’s problematic but I’m still excited!” because it is so much bullshit. Yeah, who cares about POC getting slaughtered and the violent linguistic imperialism BECAUSE ~STRONG WHITE FEMALE CHARACTER~. Apparently, POC’s deaths are less rage-inducing and less meaningful to white allies if a white woman is killing them instead of a white man.

To us, it’s still same white violence we see impeached everyday.

A white woman literally shoots a man in the head for not speaking English. Never mind the danger and oppression non-native English speakers face in the West, this took place in his home country. White expats are given so much fucking priority in Taiwan and China, with the way they’re catered to and coddled.

The kind of neo-imperialistic violence that this film is couching as ~female empowerment~ is really, really fucking harmful. White people have privilege in non-Western countries as well (the shit I’ve seen expats and exchange students get away with in China is astounding), to the extent that we aren’t even safe from harm in our own countries; this film not only ignores it, it glorifies it.

don’t you ever fucking forget that, because we can’t.

Part of having privilege means being able to watch and enjoy media that is harmful to marginalised minorities and still be critical of it, but when this dehumanisation is shoved in our faces, white people need to remember that this is so, so personal.

I feel like the bolded needs to have some more emphasis, because that is just SO MUCH BULLSHIT.

WHAT MADE ANYBODY THINK THAT WAS OK TO DO?

(via cinquespotted)

f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

 faig ahmeds Embroidered Art 

When you think of traditional carpets from Azerbaijan, the thought of contemporary art does not quickly spring to mind… but these beautiful, and modern works will change that. Faiq Ahmed, a native of the Eurasian nation, has taken his countries old-school art form and brought it beautifully into the current era, deconstructing the ancient process of weaving and adapting it to todays contemporary art forms.

(via ankimohime)