Tuesday afternoon, Ferguson protesters march in downtown St. Louis, from City Hall to the US Courthouse.
This is super important
*SHOUTING TO THE HEAVENS*
I A M F U C K I N G S C R E A M I N G
Done off .
me as a mom
man, i don’t think i’ll ever get over this picture.Someone please make this a gif with the stars moving or sparkling!!
Oh my gosh this is amazing
No one realizes that this is what the sky is supposed to look like but we fucked it up congrats earth
That looks like heaven
12 tabs and a bag of shrooms on him. I’ve literally never done acid in my life and have always been afraid yet here I am with ton foil in front of me.
Had lunch with Jeff, whose 66 mustang is now road ready for the trip back to NH (even though there are still no seatbelts!!!) but he decided to save money on a hotel tonight and is crashing at my place. We went to cash my check at pick quick then stopped at a yard sale. Found this this little vinyl/tape/cd/radio player with aux in and out which is rly cool and also scooped a couple VHS tapes. Shot the shit with the couple, learned they have my cats sister, the dude is called the general bc he was a paratrooper in the army and he showed us the prison hooch he’s making and smoked us out.
Currently drinking pumpkin beer and listening to third eye blinds self titled album on this thing.
What a good day!
i didn’t even realize this was part of the marvel/dc comics chain because i would have had foreknowledge of how fucked up it was going to be and not given them my money. essentially, all the “bad” characters were Black - either…
how do people like this even go outside…?
I usually use the door idk
-me 2 my cat
This ugly straight white dude who apparently fucks hippos had a problem with a post I made calling out guardians on its shit has decided to troll follow me and send all his little Stans to *bully me* on the Internet.
Like please unfollow me, I don’t want gross dudes seeing my selfies u rnt rly worthy.
Naw. Also I didn’t send anyone after you. I don’t even have that many followers. Thanks though.
*is asked 2 unfollow* *decides 2 be a creepy guy and continue to follow/harass*
"BUT IM A NICE GUY"
I’m not a nice guy. I never said I was.
I’m just gonna let you sit with the fact that yr obsessing over me/my posts (2 the point u need 2 be notified whenever i say/do something on here for the sole purpose of disputing it) and refuse to unfollow me/discontinue your interaction with me (one you opened up, not me) after being asked. Do you know who else does stuff like that? People charged with harassment and referred to as stalkers.
Sorry yr life is sad and yr ugly but this space isn’t for u
Actually I’ve been following you a long time, then I unfollowed you last night then I thought “Nah, these retarded posts are pretty funny” so I followed you again. I’m the only one getting harassed here with you constantly calling me ugly. Don’t feminist have some shit for ugly-shaming yet? They have one for everything else. Also, my life is amazing :) I feel bad that you cannot enjoy anything without seeing some kind of injustice in it.
"ive been following u for a long time so im entitled to continue to follow you for the sole purpose of mocking you/arguing with you"
*literally refuses to respect my wishes to be left alone*
Nah, if a fuck boy’s ugly I can call him ugly. Not like I wrote off your entire “argument” based on the fact ur open about being an ugly caveman looking white dude, mostly based it on the fact that you’re an ignorant, unintelligent fuck boy tbh. *im a victim bc when i invaded someones privacy for the sole purpose of being mean/causing distress they said a mean thing to me*
*im sry u have poor reading and analytic skills and decided, for me, that i didnt enjoy any of the movie i saw, nor do i enjoy anything in life*
but plz, continue to interact with me after ive asked u to stop. multiple times. further explain how/why yr entitled to follow me but also, in case you aren’t familiar with tumblr’s community guidelines, I figured I’d help you brush up a bit.
Pretty sure I’ve asked you to discontinue following/interacting with me multiple times…in this thread alone.
Pretty sure equating a post that criticizes the problematic aspects of a film, such as ableism, racism and misogyny, and doesn’t, you know, attack anyone/use hurtful/oppressive language to something that “causes brain damage” and, in effect, equating brain damage with unintelligence (you do realize one of the creators of Rocket Raccoon has brain damage, right?) falls under this too.
But o k a y
i didn’t even realize this was part of the marvel/dc comics chain because i would have had foreknowledge of how fucked up it was going to be and not given them my money. essentially, all the “bad” characters were Black - either their skin or their clothing. one of the worst characters had…
This post made me throw up a little bit. Ok, kiddo, let’s break this down before you cream yourself over all your new followers saying how social justice warrior-y you are.
1. All the bad characters are black.
You mean the blue and purple robots/aliens played by the very white Lee Pace, Karen Gillian, and Josh Brolin? And the countless other blue/purple aliens that worked for them whose ethnicity could be anything, but we won’t know because, hey, costume makeup?
2. Blackness ‘hidden’ under green makeup.
I guess Zoe Saldana is only allowed to play human black people now because putting makeup on her makes her white and therefore racist. Gotta love that logic.
3. Pink skin is associated with white babies, so….racism…?
…..Every baby’s skin is going to be some shade of pink at birth if they’re healthy. It’s called blood vessels. Pigmentation might cover the color. But your screaming sprog will still be pink somewhere regardless. Have you like…never seen a non white person? Like, ever?
4. Rocket Raccoon was ableist because he took a dude’s leg.
Um. These characters are criminals. Rocket is supposed to be an offensive asshole. That is his character. Watching the movie does not mean you agree with him asking for a dude’s metal leg, nor does it mean that everyone is going to start stealing disabled peoples’ metal legs. That scene was fucking hilarious. Shut the fuck up.
5. Gamora’s kiss fakeout was misogynistic.
And the film very quickly made fun of itself in that scene with a few short lines. “Pelvic sorcery” anyone?
6. Tribal paint is bad.
You do realize this is a fictional universe, right? Those tattoos don’t represent any kind of human culture.
I think OP fell from the very top of the stupid tree and hit every branch on the way down before landing headfirst on the rocks at the bottom while her brain was still developing. And yet somehow it made it to college despite apparently never having seen a black person in her life.
1. If you quote something, quote it in entirety.
"All the characters are Black - in skin or dress/makeup." Wow, yes, some white people played bad characters, but, as you said, this whiteness was covered up with makeup. Where are the evil whites, you know, the counterparts to the Black skinned Kree (which, eh oh el, were never Black in the comic series)?
2. A desire to see actors of color not sidelined to roles that disguise and erase their identities, such as aliens/mutants/monsters/etc. is a far cry from racism.
Did I dispute the fact that Zoe Saldana made a good Gamora? Nope. Did I say Gamora should have been white? Nope. Did I find a point of contention with the fact that white actresses are portrayed without makeup/an erasure of their identity while their non-white counterparts, specifically Black counterparts (since we’ve associated Blackness with evil in this film), are few and far between? Yup.
3. Please give me a list full of literary works in which pink is associated with a child of color.
Since we’re criticizing media (you know, works of literary, digital, musical, etc. mediums consumed by an audience), it’s important to keep our context in mind. In fact, here’s a line I conveniently ran into while reading Mother Night today! ”Colonel Frank Wirtanen had the impudent, pink-baby look that victory and an American combat uniform seemed to produce in so many older men.” (A white man. This would not be said about an older Black man.) As far as the notion that “all healthy babies are pink” I really hope you have a pHd in making that assertion. Because, actually, there are plenty of healthy Black babies that are…well…Black as babies/infants. A “baby” is, you know, a child under the age of 1, roughly speaking. Are Black one year olds not healthy? Are Black parents unfit and not taking care of their children? Wow, I had no idea!
The “ableism is funny sometimes shut the fuck up and take a joke” defense is really old, lazy and unoriginal. ”Just because people use racial slurs doesn’t mean you have to agree with them and doesn’t mean people will think less of PoC and kill them.” Yet here we are with laws against hate speech and Nazi propaganda still exhibited in museums. Laughing at the expense of a marginalized group is totallyyyyy okay and doesn’t harm them at all~* But, you know, anti-bullying legislation.
5. I actually have no response to this because it makes no sense.
6. I agree, the cultural appropriation of tribal war paint is bad.
It’s not like actual humans and actual cultures have, historically, and still, presently, use tribal markings and war paint. We totally can’t draw a parallel between a fictional universe’s presentation (especially when paired with genocide and swapping out blue and pink skin for humanoid Black kree!!) and current/historical going ons in other countries, time frames and cultures. Nope, not at all. Yet, here is this criticism.
"one time i saw a pink baby born to Black parents and that means Black babies are pink if they’re healthy and never become Black in their lifetime"
I’m just gonna let you sit with that.
This ugly straight white dude who apparently fucks hippos had a problem with a post I made calling out guardians on its shit has decided to troll follow me and send all his little Stans to *bully me* on the Internet.
Like please unfollow me, I don’t want gross dudes seeing my selfies u rnt rly worthy.
oh please get over yourself. You can’t even take the time write out your damn words. You are just some extreme feminist who wants a little attention. And about those selfies, I don’t think they are any better than anyone else’s…just sayin’.
*im going 2 base ur intelligence and validity on western standards and ideals of education and respectability* *even tho u went to a top 30 new ivy school with a <25% acceptance rate and it has actually been proven that the more intelligent u r, the more frequently u use shorthand and the quicker u r able 2 understand it, i will write off anything u have 2 say*
but also, im 2 pretty 2 give a shit about ur opinions of my selfie, #boybye
i didn’t even realize this was part of the marvel/dc comics chain because i would have had foreknowledge of how fucked up it was going to be and not given them my money. essentially, all the “bad” characters were Black - either their skin or their…
Another self hating white, grasping at straws, trying to cope with all the white guilt.
It’s not like aliens look different or have different cultures
Be careful not to be anti-racism if you’re white! Ugly white anti-feminists will think you hate yourself! Because, you know, alien races are more important than the races of the human actors portraying them! And PoC are clearly sidelined to roles as aliens/mutants, instead of, you know, humans, for a good reason!
i didn’t even realize this was part of the marvel/dc comics chain because i would have had foreknowledge of how fucked up it was going to be and not given them my money. essentially, all the “bad” characters were Black - either their skin or their clothing. one of the worst characters had tribal-ish paint on his face. the heroes/good guys were mainly portrayed as white and human, save the other three main characters - one being a WoC (Zoe Saldana) whose Blackness is hidden under green skin makeup, not to mention the age old process of denying Black individuals and PoC (aboriginal individuals, Brown people, Black people, Armenians, etc.) humanity, which is the same process happening when the “bad guys” are either Black sueprhumans or mutants (the “good” mutants had pink skin, which is closely associated w/ white babies). The evil characters were also, in addition to being Black, shown to have blue eyes, something uncommon in Black individuals and a marker of whiteness (think The Bluest Eye). The ableism was really disgusting and became blatant when Rocket, the Racoon main character, tells his companions to first steal a prosthetic leg from a prisoner and then a fake eye - both just for his own amusement (he goes as far as almost getting one of his partners killed just to laugh at the expense of a disabled individual). While there was some hope of a feminist byline, with a strong female lead that goes beyond a love interest and who is shown as cunning/good in her deception, rather than defaulting to misogynistic/biblical ideologies of inherently evil/deceptive women, we again fall back into a romantic storyline, women using their sexuality against men/that being their biggest weapon and still being the more subservient “leader”. Not to mention the misogynistic language throughout. idk just a lot of issues with this and im rly mad i gave them my money.
This post gave me brain damage.
*responds to a post r/e ableism with ableist language*
But beyond that, all you really said was you are unable to follow a critical argument. Thanks for your two cents but like I’m embarrassed for you.
HOKAY, take a seat kids because I’m about to do a thing.
This post is such a colossal shit pile that I’m going to have to break it up in chunks just to get through it all. CLEARLY, you know jack shit about the actual comics/storyline Guardians of The Galaxy was based on - or ANY of the history predating it, i.e. the Kree war and Ronin the Accuser’s background, to name a few. Your “parallels’ are absurd to a degree that leaves me wondering if you have ever, in your entire life, had the ability to process basic reason and logic without inserting your own bias into it.
Lets get started, shall we?
i didn’t even realize this was part of the marvel/dc comics chain because i would have had foreknowledge of how fucked up it was going to be and not given them my money.
So basically, what we already knew - You know NOTHING about this comic’s history, the characters within, hell I didn’t once even see you USE THE CHARACTER’S NAMES.
The fact that GoG is in no way, shape, or form related to DC comics is irrelevent, but I fighre I’ll bring it up to further outline how fucking ignorant you are.
essentially, all the “bad” characters were Black - either their skin or their clothing. one of the worst characters had tribal-ish paint on his face.
His NAME is motherfucking RONIN THE ACCUSER, and he’s KREE.
“Ronan is a member of the alien Kree race and a member of the Accuser Corps, who are the Kree equivalent of military governors and jurists. His rise through the ranks was extraordinary, and he eventually became the third-most powerful being in the Kree Empire. The Supreme Intelligence appointed him “Supreme Accuser of the Kree Empire,” and in this role he is known simply as “Ronan the Accuser”.”
The Kree are so far from ‘tribal’ it’s not even funny - they’re a highly militaristic and technologically advanced race.
the heroes/good guys were mainly portrayed as white and human, save the other three main characters - one being a WoC (Zoe Saldana) whose Blackness is hidden under green skin makeup, not to mention the age old process of denying Black individuals and PoC (aboriginal individuals, Brown people, Black people, Armenians, etc.) humanity, which is the same process happening when the “bad guys” are either Black sueprhumans or mutants (the “good” mutants had pink skin, which is closely associated w/ white babies).
A Raccoon, a Sentient tree, and an entire Corps of alien beings (the Nova Corps, which is in fact made up of many, many races - there’s even a living Planet that is part of the Corps.) are now “mainly white”.
You know why GAMORA is green? Because she’s a Zen Whoberi, and she’s the last of her race. Thanos found her as a child and raised her to be a weapon. The race of the fucking actor literally doesn’t even factor in - what, were they suppose to change her as a character to a black woman? SHE ISN’T. She isn’t even human, you fucking idiot. No one ‘erased’ Zoe Saldana’s race, she’s an actor who played the character and therefore ADOPTED THAT CHARACTER’s LIKENESS. AKA, what every fucking ACTOR usually DOES when they PLAY A ROLE.
FUCK, I can’t even decipher that last fucked up bit you wrote except to call it a desperate attempt to paint each and every character as either WHITE or a ‘POC’ - good job, ya bigoted fuck. Erasing those character’s backgrounds, races, and achievements to fit your fucking agenda, way to be a disgusting, disrespectful shit.
The evil characters were also, in addition to being Black, shown to have blue eyes, something uncommon in Black individuals and a marker of whiteness (think The Bluest Eye).
Thanos has purple eyes. Ronin has PURPLE eyes. Gamora has brown/black eyes in the movie, and in the comics her eyes are WHITE, with no pupils.
You’re a fucking moron, grasping at straws.
The ableism was really disgusting and became blatant when Rocket, the Racoon main character, tells his companions to first steal a prosthetic leg from a prisoner and then a fake eye - both just for his own amusement (he goes as far as almost getting one of his partners killed just to laugh at the expense of a disabled individual).
At least you fucking got his name right - I think if you had fucked up “Rocket Raccoon” I might have had an aneurysm. Let’s talk about Rocket, shall we?
Rocket is a fucking raccoon - in case you missed that - who has been surgically manipulated to have human intelligence and bipedal locomotion. He’s been experimented on frequently by The Stranger, and his only purpose was to be a caretaker at a mental asylum - mind you, he’s got no notions of decency, manners, shame, respect. Nothing, he’s an animal that’s been given human smarts with no evolutionary ‘breaking in’ period. No culture, nothing. It’s also frequently implied throughout the comics that he has an extreme case of OCD. Some of his memories? Implanted, so he can’t even trust a lot of those. His entire personality is about as politically incorrect as you can get - he’s spent his entire natural life as basically a mercenary.
All that being said, oh my god, it was a fucking joke and it was FUNNY, CRY HARDER shithead.
While there was some hope of a feminist byline,
HAHAHAHAHAHA, Of course, you would be one. Why am I not surprised?
Also, no. Feminism doesn’t have some kind of monopoly on “strong female characters”.
with a strong female lead that goes beyond a love interest and who is shown as cunning/good in her deception, rather than defaulting to misogynistic/biblical ideologies of inherently evil/deceptive women, we again fall back into a romantic storyline, women using their sexuality against men/that being their biggest weapon and still being the more subservient “leader”.
uh….where? There was no fucking ‘romantic stroyline’ you moron, did you even watch the movie or were you too busy wanking yourself into an angry froth in the back row?
Pretty sure I remember Gamora beating the shit out of Peter Quill - she doesn’t follow him because ‘HEZ A MAN’, she follows him because she respects his skills. FUCK, she doesn’t even ‘follow’ him; again, if you watched the movie, her actions saved their fucking asses. Ronin was sitting pretty behind a big armored slab of a door before Gamora shut off the security and let them through - acting alone.
Not to mention the misogynistic language throughout. idk just a lot of issues with this and im rly mad i gave them my money.
Not to mention shut the fuck up.
See, this is what happens when fucking idiots who have no fucking clue what they’re even attempting to criticize is ABOUT
get an internet connection, a keyboard, and an unwarranted sense of self-importance.
"IDK i just, ugh god so problematic and obvs another Patriarchal attempt to oppress womyns and da minorities!"
You call this pile of cold shit a ‘critical argument’?
The only person you should be “but like” embarrassed for is yourself.
The LENGTHS white dudes go through to defend problematic bullshit in the things they like. First, let’s discuss that a majority of movie goers aren’t comic book stans and don’t really give a shit about the original storyline and will come in with little to know knowledge r/e a premise or back story. These are the people consuming this media on the largest scale and *by golly* still enjoying it! Not to mention the original comics (both aesthetics and storyline) have been changed and presented in such a manner that its doing a disservice to the premise that original comic itself wasn’t problematic, but we’ll get to that. But okay mr. conservative anti-feminist, let me teach you how logic actually works. This is going to be challenging, I see from the start, given you truly believe a criticism of casting to be a dismissal of a storyline, but let me try my best.
Your first point, and I’ll let it slide, even though this is “your comic” (as per your statement about ~*going in on this post*~) and you should already know this, is only partially factual. Yes, DC comics and Marvel are two separate entities owned by different corporations. But riddle me this, Einstein, if one of Rocket Raccoon’s creators (Rocket Raccoon being a central/main character in the film) is now under contract with DC Comics and has worked cross overs in his career, how is this not DC getting money from the film?
As for thinking I didn’t even once use the characters’ names raghhhrsrsrrawjtsjdh (emphasis yours), the entire thread is above and you could have went back and realized I did not, in fact, use any names. But considering you didn’t scroll up, I’ll assume this is the reason your logic is very ad hominem, given knowing the storyline is irrelevant when it comes to critiquing its problematic nature (by critiquing essential problematic areas, ie the ableism, I am, by extension, also critiquing the original comic so knowing the story line, neither here nor there). To go a bit further, a majority of people seeing the film (told you we’d get to it) haven’t read the comics/don’t know names/could really give a fuck about names. One of my favorite books is Crime and Punishment, beyond not being able to remember all of the key characters names, I couldn’t pronounce a majority of them either. Does this detract from the content of the novel itself? Evidently not, if it’s my favorite. So, again, ad hominem logic. But back to your “point,” a few quick google searches really tells me all I need to know in regard to a critique, namely that the characters in the comic aren’t the same, visually, as they are on screen, which kind of works against any sort of racialized defense you’ve mentioned above but we’ll get there.
Well you copy and pasted a portion of my post regarding the Blackness of the evil races and then hooked me up with a link that describes Kree as pink or blue “The original Kree had blue-colored skin, but a second racial group with pink skin resembling that of human Caucasians emerged over the millennia. Presently, the blue-skinned “purebred” Kree are a small, but powerful, minority. Pink Kree are much more durable than their blue racial brethren.” So now, explain, why is it then that the Kree in the beginning of the film, including Korath the Pursuer, are Black skinned individuals with blue eyes? You’re not really helping the case of racism here. To argue they are a militaristic force is a moot point, given the original comics showcase futuristic looking blue skinned creatures, while the film adaptation presents Black individuals with blue eyes and tribal markings on their arms/faces (as opposed to futuristic all encompassing costumes). So, the film adaptation literally attempts to make these groups of Black people appear “tribal” through face paint and body markings, even though that’s not what the original looks like. Seems like a pretty intentional decision, no? (Not to mention when you have the potential to rake in billions of dollars, literally every decision is methodical, calculated and…well…intentional.)
idk it just doesn’t look a lot like this:
I actually can’t find any pictures of the scene where starlord originally steals the orb with the other Black skinned/blue eyed kree roaming the deserted planet before happening upon quill. They had locks in ponytails and white tribal bands on their arms, just to keep this uniform.
Speaking of tribal paint, that brings me to Ronan the accuser, I’m sorry, motherfucking RONIN THE ACCUSER, a KREE! (You know you’re spelling a character you get hard over’s name wrong, right? But since it’s ~*your motherfucking comic*~ I’ll just follow your lead)
So, here we have motherfucking RONIN THE ACCUSER, a KREE in the original comic series:
Just a blue skinned dude with some black paint around his eyes like a mask
And here we have a white actor playing motherfucking RONIN THE ACCUSER, a KREE:
Note the difference in face paint. This is not a clean, smooth black eyed mask, but rather a chalky/chunky full face AND neck marking. In one scene, we watch the blood of a Xandarian trickle through a machine to become collected. We can draw the conclusion that motherfucking RONIN THE ACCUSER, a KREE was wearing the blood of his enemies throughout the film. Both full face makeup and wearing the blood of your enemies (not to mention tribal markings) are very closely associated with our western perception of the current genocide in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - INCLUDING motherfucking RONIN THE ACCUSER, a KREE’s exact phrasing that he wants to cleanse Xandar.
But let’s, again, go back to my original point that the Kree race, who is BLUE and PINK (like caucasians, as it is plainly stated on the resource YOU linked me to) is presented as BLUE and BLACK (unless the right hand human looking dude with the Ravagers is also a Kree, in which case one is a human like pink??) So tell me why we are disaccoiating the whiteness of the actors playing blue Kree (ESPECIALLY RONAN) but then adding the element of Blackness to the Kree race where it was previously nonexistent? Does it not have anything to do with refusing to associate whiteness with evil and attempting to showcase the genocide as something tribal that must be stopped? Why are we associating genocide with Black people when it was originally associated with blue and pink people?
(Just so we’re all on the same page here. and because well he used gifs so I guess the least I can do is use pictures, right?)
Your next point, about the NovaCorps being made up of many many races. Firstly, a Raccoon, an alien and a sentient tree aren’t part of the Nova Corps, are they? But, again, you’re throwing around a lot of moot points here.
Anyway, a plethora of races, you say? Wow, I never would have guessed from this film! In fact, I never would have gotten that some humans aren’t white, either!
hm so here we have one half of the leadership of the Nova Corp, a white woman, next to another white woman, next to a Black actor with blue painted skin (because remember we already associated Blackness with evil so he can’t be Black bc that might associate Blackness with goodness which might confuse people!)
But here are the important/noteworthy Nova Corps members and prison guards (you know, keepers of peace/order/justice), according to imdb:
So…yeah, save for one Black actor and 2-3 white passing actors/actress of color…yeah the Nova Corps is presented, in the film, as primarily white. Do not write this off as unintentional when, as you stated yourself, the Nova Corps is comprised of several races.
It’s also noteworthy that the broker, who has a lot of money/is a store owner/jeweler and is shown as being very nervous/anxious (and a Xandarian, under genocidal persecution at the hands of motherfucking RONIN THE ACCUSER, a KREE) and seems to be the caricature of a Jew (emphasis on the size of this nose paired with his whiteness and timid personality)
Okay, GAMORA is a green alien, thank you for the enlightenment you have bestowed upon me. But let me point out the fallacy in your logic of “should they change the character to match the actresses race omg ur so unintelligent wah” because, well, as we already went over, the Kree are turned into Black people and you’re defending it so…I mean…what? It’s actually really cool that a WoC was cast as the main actress in this film, especially a good character! However, there are plenty of good white HUMANOID characters in this film (see above imbd character list of white actors/actresses involved in Nova Corp/police system/symbolic of “peace/justice/order”) and MINIMAL Black humans portrayed as humans who do good things in the movie (one made the imbd list. one.)
“FUCK, I can’t even decipher that last fucked up bit you wrote except to call it a desperate attempt to paint each and every character as either WHITE or a ‘POC’ - good job, ya bigoted fuck. Erasing those character’s backgrounds, races, and achievements to fit your fucking agenda, way to be a disgusting, disrespectful shit.” I actually had to copy and paste this part because it was too unintelligent to remember your flawed argument between scrolls. But um that’s actually what race is: you’re white or you’re a person of color. An ethnicity is not the same as a race. I did not say white characters and Black characters. In fact, the female Nova Corps woman of color is not Black but is, in fact, a woman of color. Since when did discussing a person’s race entail discussing their achievements? Really the only “bigoted, disgusting, disrespectful” act is denying and defending racism within a film because you get off to the comic. But so it goes, let’s address the rest of your tom foolery.
Neither Thanos, Ronan nor GAMORA were portrayed as having Black skin, which was a qualifier beyond being an evil character for this to be applicable, so, again, moot point. (Not to mention GAMORA is in the category of good characters as far as this film is concerned.) But you know who WERE portrayed as Black, evil and bearers of blue eyes? Korath the pursuer and his gang that initially challenged Quill when he originally took the orb. You’re sidestepping around the issue with illogical derailment so I don’t quite understand…
Wow, yes, we can change storylines and characters appearances, we can write out and write in entire characters, but god forbid we leave out the ableism! Because, you know, we also knew about the asylum and the implanted memories, because you know they were totally relevant. And the ableism was totally relevant too, wow, yes, so pivotal to the plot - I never would have understood the film without it! *omfg dont criticize oppressive/problematic shit because it’s fucking funny* is literally the laziest defense and also just kind of shows the kind of person I’m dealing with here, which isn’t to say much, really.
yeah, omfg, of fucking course I’m a feminist, wow your disparaging and condescending tone TOTALLY discredits feminism, its work and its ideals! Wow, yeah, gross, what kind of woman cares about women, misogyny and the oppression/violence she has to deal with on a daily basis, what a complete and utter ignoramus, amirite??? But again, how does insulting my politics and ideologies serve to defend any of your points? Again, non sequitur logic but I’m still holding out hope for ya, buddy!
lol feminism has a monopoly on strong female characters since…well since it’s been feminism with the main purpose of battling misogyny and patriarchal oppression/violence. You’re right, it’s totally not feminist for a woman to be strong, sure and confident, considering there’s not a history of oppression within this sphere geared specifically at women, lol o h k a y. It’s totally not feminist for GAMORA and Nebula to doublecross/betray the men who had oppressed and harmed them, nor was it a feminist act for the Collector’s “slave” to destroy his most prized possession. Yikes sry to inform you there’s a feminist storyline in yr beloved comics, sorry to ruin it for you. Haha no romantic storyline, yeah, yr right, right before she goes to kiss him, she beats him up (wow yes she beat the shit out of him~*) which is later explained away/neutralized by her *tender* explanation of being tortured/made into a weapon by a man who kille dher parents in fornt of her/abducted her/stole her life - can’t trust people or feel pleasure/is a machine, yadda fucking yadda. Did you miss the part, at the end, where they actually kiss and it’s intimated they begin a relationship/fuck? How about at the end with the implicit romantic ~*ill follow whatever choices u make as i touch u and stare out romantically into the distance~* But, again, you’re arguing against microaggressions so I guess you miss subtlety…a lot.
Haha fights claims of misogyny with misogyny. Fights claims of ableism with ableist language. You are a real, peach :)