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    dear everyone who says he’s a good person

    he also punched goofy too, what an imbecile.

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    a wee selection of drawings! :-) I hope to compile something with stuff of this nature into a zine soon

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    O M G the last gif. fucking dead.

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    ay-dougie:

    voting against gay marriage is like ordering a piece of cake at a restaurant and having a complete stranger be like “waiter, cancel that cake”

    "waiter cancel that cake it’s ruining my cake and i don’t know how to explain it to my children"

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belovedcreation:

Tea Time

American Revolution! We turned down their tea!

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    belovedcreation:

    Tea Time

    American Revolution! We turned down their tea!

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    meowheichou:

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    meowheichou:

    no except #1) this is my race and you’re not going to talk over me, so you can sit down.

    and #2), there’s a difference between sugar coating the truth and portraying the truth in a way that doesn’t make the race you’re apparently trying to protect uncomfortable.

    if you have eyes, im pretty sure i said that they could’ve done without the giant headdress, and making the kid wear the headdress (for whatever the reason may be), is not fucking helping and is further showing how ignorant the people who made this scene truly are. also the FUCKING KIDS WEARING REDFACE IN THE FUCKING BACKGROUND.
    they could have stuck with the feathers in the hair and called it a day, and it wouldve gotten the point across.

    this is literally further hurting the race you’re trying to defend by doing bullshit like, and then on top of it when actual Natives feel uncomfortable trying to actually talk over them like, that is surreal. you are some kid telling a Native “look, even though this is your history, us non-Natives are trying to help you. what? you’re uncomfortable with what we did to show that? get over it you just don’t understand”

    like literally this is so ridiculous so yeah no sit down kid. like you’re literally going to try and tell me how MY peoples’ history should be told and try to tell ME to shut up when im saying that the way it was done makes a ME, a NATIVE PERSON uncomfortable. like wOW WWOWOWO wow that is wow. yeah you can take your leave. youre dismissed. 

    let me tell you something about this scene and their wardrobe and basically film in general because i believe you are missing the concept completely here. and i do mean COMPLETELY, because others have already pointed it out. by the way, don’t think i’m “talking over you.” that’s a very, very agitating phrase considering you’re on the internet and no one can interrupt you by over-voicing you - they’re just giving their rebuttal. now here’s mine: 

    the audience is lead to sympathize with wednesday and hate the campers and the camp counselors throughout the entire film. it’s established the way they’re treating wednesday is WRONG. it’s harmful. it isn’t nice.  

    these camp counselors: the audience at this point of the film recognizes them as the antagonists. we recognize that they’ve been enormous fucking jerks and we hate them. and then wednesday comes in with her speech and all is illuminated: wednesday and pugsley’s treatment at camp is parallel to the treatment of native americans (hated and discriminated, forced to assimilate, ways of “torture” etc). it flips so many switches: not only did native americans suffer throughout history, but they still suffer now. it’s supposed to make the audience relate the film characters’ experiences to those of native americans, recognize that they were wronged in a similar way (albiet much higher a level of cruelty). they care about the characters and hopefully that will help sway them to caring about native american history, or at least take away the excuse of ignorance. 

    now let’s talk about these costumes for a moment because i believe that in your need to be offended by something you have completely missed the fucking point. the costumes are SUPPOSED to be offensive. yeah that’s right: they’re fucking offense, and are supposed to be. i said it. now hear me out as to why. the costumes were chosen by a character who is in fact a prejudice asshole. he chose the costumes. do you see my point here? the audience has established this jerk as .. well, a big fact racist jerk. and these costumes are his choice. this is meant to imply to the audience that hey, actually, it’s not cool to be perpetuating this kind of stereotyping. only a prejudice asshole would use red face and these kinds of costumes to portray native americans. he also only casts the “outcasts” and “losers” to be native americans in the play which is ANOTHER indication that he’s an asshole and this behavior is wrong.  

    oh, notice how wednesday’s friend in this scene (not in my gif set but the film itself) does that weird and offensively racist shouting, putting his hand to his mouth while he yells? yeah he does that in this scene. pugsley and wednesday do nothing of the sort. but later on wednesday doesn’t end up with him: she actually still considers him apart of the same society as the campers and counselors, as she literally scares him off. (recognizing that you don’t have to be a full-on racist jerk to carry prejudices). 

    do you know what this is? this is brilliant fucking movie making. it’s subtle yet substantial, subliminal yet powerful. this stuff is not done on accident, especially considering this is founded in the screenwriting and costuming: the plot and a huge part of the visual aspect of the film. it’s not a nonfiction documentary account of native american history. it isn’t supposed to be. it’s actually considered a “family” film that still manages to pack substantial values along with entertainment. 

    and as a final note, i’d like to share with you all the real reason i made this gif set: i was never taught about actual native american history in public school. it was never a part of the curriculum, even when i had an Advanced Placement US History class. the horrible things the settlers and later on americans did to native americans were never discussed. i was never taught about how heinous the stereotypes of native americans in film and media and just life in general are. you know what made me start reading about it? this. fucking. movie. and that to me makes this pretty fucking great. 

    oh my god shut up i literally know what this scene is supposed to be. 

    I KNOW THAT THE SCENE IS SUPPOSED TO HAVE A WARDROBE CHOSEN BY A RACIST. I KNOW THAT THE PERSON WHO MADE THE KIDS WEAR THE OUTFITS IS RACIST. I GET THAT. I KNOW THAT. 

    YOU, sweetheart, are indeed talking over me as this is MY ISSUE. NOT YOURS. this IS NOT YOURS TO DICTATE. this scene IS OBVIOUSLY MADE BY SOMEONE VERY IGNORANT, WHICH IS A POINT, LITTLE CHILD, THAT YOU ARE MISSING!
    THIS ISN’T HELPING, THIS SCENE ISN’T HELPING AT ALL, AND YOU DON’T GET TO DECIDE WHAT COURSE OF ACTION IS TAKEN TO EDUCATE NON-NATIVES ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO MY PEOPLE. PUTTING PEOPLE IN REDFACE AND A GIANT HEADDRESS IS GOING TO FOREVER BE PROBLEMATIC. IF THEY WERE ALL DRESSED LIKE WEDNESDAY WITHOUT THE GIANT HEADDRESS AND REDFACE AND JUST IN A STUPID BROWN DRESS WITH A FEATHER, IT WOULD’VE GOTTEN THE POINT ACROSS WITHOUT CROSSING A LINE! BUT THERE WAS A LINE THAT WAS CROSSED!

    I DONT CARE IF THIS SCENE WAS SUPPOSED TO SHOW HOW WRONG IT IS TO DO STUFF LIKE THAT, IT’S STILL WRONG TO PHYSICALLY DO! AND I GET TO DECIDE THAT! NOT YOU! :3 

    GUESS WHO DOES? I DO! MY PEOPLE DO! NOT YOU. SO SIT DOWN AND REMOVE YOURSELF FROM THINGS THAT YOUR STUPID LITTLE VOICE IS UNNECESSARY IN. :3

    AND LOOK! I CAN MAKE THINGS BOLD, TOO!

    Ehhhhhhhhhh all of this is so ehhhhhh.

    I do not support the whole white savior thing, but at the same time this person makes a good point and while I fully understand that a non-natives voice has no place in this it’s still a good point? I understand why you’re upset about the headdresses, but if you really understood why they used them you wouldn’t be calling the person who made this scene ignorant? I’m trying to say this all in a way that doesn’t sound shitty, but I know it will probably come off that way. >.< It’s like when Tropic Thunder made fun of blackface by making a white actor play a white character that thought blackface was a good idea. The statement is that it’s clearly wrong to do the thing so is it really unacceptable? What if the scene was written by a PoC? Idk.

    1) Has anyone checked if it was written by a Native? (Not a PoC, it’s about Native oppression directly, the only way I will find it acceptable is if it is written by someone directly involved in this racial oppression. And what I find acceptable isn’t really relevant anyway, because I’m not involved/oppressed.)

    I highly, highly doubt that this was written by a native, it’s taking too many steps backwards to even slightly count as a step forward.

    2) I don’t find it acceptable. There are better ways of doing this message. Just because it has a good goal, doesn’t excuse it. If anything, it’s appropriative and destructive, because it uses the injustice of the genocide and betrayal of the Native americans for dramatic effect for the white people’s story, and what’s worse, it gets applauded for mentioning it (the injustice) whilst still being part of an industry etc that perpetuates it. It’s appropriative and it’s wrong, and it’s getting applauded for it’s flawed and problematic highlighting of injustice and oppression.

    3) If you stick a knife in someone’s back 12 inches, and pull it out 9, that’s not progress, the knife is still in their back. The fact that this film uses racism to portray racism isn’t clever, the fact that this is the only way some viewers realise the injustice done to native americans isn’t okay. What would be okay would be having it nationally taught in schools, properly, with Native Americans approval and involvement. What would be okay would be a world where even portraying racism on screen would be almost unimaginable, and using it for a film not directly about racism would be considered horrifying.

    4. HOW FUCKING DARE YOU IGNORE WHAT SOMEONE DIRECTLY INVOLVED HAS TO SAY ABOUT IT? FUCK SAKE WHITE PEOPLE LOOK AT YOUR PRIORITIES. IS YOUR PRIORITY BEING “RIGHT” and BEING SYMPATHETIC AND UNDERSTANDING TO THE MAKERS OF THE FILM, OR IS IT ABOUT ADDRESSING RACISM AND OPPRESSION?

    Because if you are going to prioritise being right about the film, and approving of it’s message and understanding what they “meant” to do, to the point of directly ignoring someone who is actually part of the institutionally oppressed group who says it is wrong whatever the message, then you’ve got your priorities wrong and I’m side-eying the fuck out of any of your social justice activism.

    1) No, I have not, I was just throwing it out there because it’s a possibility. Also, I don’t see how making a statement that these offensive stereotypes are bad is taking steps back. I understand that you believe that the use of the stereotypical headdresses is bad period, but how do you say “This is bad” without the this?

    2) Like I already said, I don’t support the whole white savior angle, but honestly what are the better ways of doing this besides having actual native americans saying that it’s bad?

    3) Of course it’s not okay that this is the only way that some white people open their eyes but isn’t it better than them NOT opening their eyes? I’m not saying that this gifset is not problematic. What I am saying is that in order to make the statement that racism is bad they had a racist character do racist things and then get called out for it and I personally believe that while maybe not clever, it’s effective.

    4) I don’t see how I ignored them? Disagreed with them on some things, sure, but never did I ignore them.

    Side-eye whatever you want, dude, it’s not like I’m open-minded or trying to educate myself through discussion or anything.

    Whoaaaaa people. Speaking as a mixed race individual (including Cherokee), this scene was brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. A lot of people are ignorant to what happened. If it means that actors have to do black face, red face or whatever face to get a point across, than so be it… it educates people. Some times you need to take a step back in order to move forward. Yes our ancestors suffered, but you and I did not, so stop acting like it. This movie tried to educate a young generation about what happened, and to dispel lies that were taught to so many.

    No one is trying to talk over you, stop being an ass, get off your high horse, and stop segregating yourself from others.

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renlybaratheonscrown:

You can call me queen bee

you didn’t

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    renlybaratheonscrown:

    You can call me queen bee

    you didn’t

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