Meanderings
When minor characters who are also ethnic minorities start talking among themselves in their native tongues, they sometimes take advantage of their invisibility to say things. Sometimes they break the Fourth Wall and start ranting about the movie director. Sometimes, they spout random obscenities or natter about their lousy lunch. It’s all in not-English, so whatever they say doesn’t matter! And the actual translations of their lines can be a secret source of hilarity in films where actors are instructed to use a Gratuitous Foreign Language (GFL) in order to make a scene sound more authentic. When some Native Americans cast in Westerns were told to speak their own language to add some authenticity, these actors took the opportunity to crudely editorialize about their director, which allegedly resulted in Native American audiences (in)explicably cracking up laughing during scenes that were meant to be dramatic.
Shajar al-Durr: the Ransom Expert (1220s?-1257)

rejectedprincesses:

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I’ve been dying to do this entry for a while now. Introducing Shajar-al-Durr, who: was a Muslim sultan that ruled in her own name; stopped the Seventh Crusade dead in its tracks; captured one of the most powerful monarchs in the world; and ransomed him back to his own freakin’ country.

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I hope he’s talking about Julie D’Aubigny next week.  http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=672138630154

lupinely:

'black widow!! is it true that you're sleeping with captain america?'

the three-second clip of nat smirking and responding, coyly, ‘sure, which one?’ plays on the news for what steve’s sure is a perfect 24-hour loop

'this is a nightmare' steve says

'whatever' nat says. 'it was quicker than saying 'actually i'm currently in a complicated but loving relationship with all three captain americas and we  fucked each other tenderly just this morning”

'oh my god' steve says

bucky shrugs. ‘well she’s not wrong’

sam sighs dreamily while watching the clip repeat on tv again. ‘i love my new promotion’

I can’t stop laughing.

shittybeatnik:

ancamnarvienn:

Star Trek + Social Commentary (context in the captions)

THIS is what the original Star Trek TV series and films were about. Not just about blowing up things in space and snazzy lens flares with a side order of casual sexism -.-‘.

dude do you know how many people I have pissed off by saying the exact same thing?

Not enough people.

seanmonster:

montypla:

A few months ago I was in the car with my cousin’s husband, and a snippet of Get Lucky came on the radio. He started saying something about “I know what ‘Get Lucky’ means grumble grumble today’s music blah blah it was better when I was a kid we listened to U2 they sang about better stuff” and so on.

I looked him right in the eye and said “You sound like such a fucking old man right now.”

The look of horror on his face was marvelous.

When has there ever music that wasn’t about fuckin’?

Hell, “rock and roll” used to be a euphemism for sex.

*ahem* May I present Hanky Panky from 1966.  http://youtu.be/u5gZ7zyiu50

batmanandsobbin:

aeromachia:

apiphile:

fahye:

neverdorothy:

spiralwaves:

thaumivore:


Gytha: Why not?
Esme: Because you cheats.
Gytha: You can’t cheat at fortune tellers.
Esme: You can.

Modern!AU Esme and Gytha for kivitasku.

1) are those apples on gytha’s dress? XD approve.
2) work those boots, ladies.

OH EM GEE

PRACTICALLY PERFECT IN EVERY WAY

and then I fancied granny weatherwax oh my god

:D :D :D :D

SKDJGLSDKGJLS
BOOTS

This is beautiful.  And Gytha Ogg could totally cheat fortune tellers.

batmanandsobbin:

aeromachia:

apiphile:

fahye:

neverdorothy:

spiralwaves:

thaumivore:

Gytha: Why not?

Esme: Because you cheats.

Gytha: You can’t cheat at fortune tellers.

Esme: You can.

Modern!AU Esme and Gytha for kivitasku.

1) are those apples on gytha’s dress? XD approve.

2) work those boots, ladies.

OH EM GEE

PRACTICALLY PERFECT IN EVERY WAY

and then I fancied granny weatherwax oh my god

:D :D :D :D

SKDJGLSDKGJLS

BOOTS

This is beautiful.  And Gytha Ogg could totally cheat fortune tellers.

Sleepy Hollow season 2 clip

If you’ve ever worked retail and lost a bazillion pens in one shift you know that no, you cannot trust folks with a simple inkwell.

tabbiewolf:

thefrogman:

10 Jobs For Wombats [video] [h/t: sizvivdeos]

@ursulav

So cute!

bitterandcurt:

geekbap:

note-a-bear:

mermaidheartsongs:

absolutezeronow:

danapolis:

stabra:

after hearing about it through the submission to @angryasiangirlsunited, i checked out the trailer of Lucy and am even more disgusted. and so not surprised. whiteness is getting too old.


the upcoming movie lucy will feature the age-old racist narrative of pure white woman (scarlet johansson) being violated by scary, brown men. and the new white feminist trope of women gaining their power by violently eliminating brown men. who needs the white male savior when we now have white female saviors, taking it into their own hands to save their whiteness from all that non-whiteness. so radical.



My favorite part are the white feminists who are raving about this movie because “strong independent woman yaaaas!!”

i’m just wondering why there are herbs and fruits and vegetables written in a faded, creepy red on a prison-like wall in chinese.  are herbs and fruits and vegetables in chinese supposed to be part of some sort of scare tactics?  or am i missing something here?

HAHAHAHAHA

The above makes this so much better

OMG THIS MOVIE IS BULLSHIT OF THE HIGHEST ORDER THEY COULDN’T EVEN BOTHER TO GET SOMEONE TO WRITE ACCURATE SHIT IN CHINESE ON THE WALL THEY PROBABLY GOOGLED A TAKE-OUT MENU OR SOMETHING THIS IS WHAT A $20MIL BUDGET BUYS IN HOLLYWHITE EVERYONE! 

I just asked a family member to translate this. They came back with “Keep Clean. Apple, scallop & ginger, orange, tomato, grape”

Really?  That’s ridiculous. 

bitterandcurt:

geekbap:

note-a-bear:

mermaidheartsongs:

absolutezeronow:

danapolis:

stabra:

after hearing about it through the submission to @angryasiangirlsunited, i checked out the trailer of Lucy and am even more disgusted. and so not surprised. whiteness is getting too old.

the upcoming movie lucy will feature the age-old racist narrative of pure white woman (scarlet johansson) being violated by scary, brown men. and the new white feminist trope of women gaining their power by violently eliminating brown men. who needs the white male savior when we now have white female saviors, taking it into their own hands to save their whiteness from all that non-whiteness. so radical.

My favorite part are the white feminists who are raving about this movie because “strong independent woman yaaaas!!”

i’m just wondering why there are herbs and fruits and vegetables written in a faded, creepy red on a prison-like wall in chinese.  are herbs and fruits and vegetables in chinese supposed to be part of some sort of scare tactics?  or am i missing something here?

HAHAHAHAHA

The above makes this so much better

OMG THIS MOVIE IS BULLSHIT OF THE HIGHEST ORDER THEY COULDN’T EVEN BOTHER TO GET SOMEONE TO WRITE ACCURATE SHIT IN CHINESE ON THE WALL THEY PROBABLY GOOGLED A TAKE-OUT MENU OR SOMETHING THIS IS WHAT A $20MIL BUDGET BUYS IN HOLLYWHITE EVERYONE! 

I just asked a family member to translate this. They came back with “Keep Clean. Apple, scallop & ginger, orange, tomato, grape”

Really?  That’s ridiculous. 

jennytrout:

americanninjax:

frozenfontana:

iaintnopapaya:

Disney Princesses as sloths.

but why

Oh my god

As they were loading, I thought to myself, “Surely the Belle one must be the most terrifying, because it’s coming toward the camera at a speed a sloth could not possibly achieve on a rolling ladder, unless someone pushed it. And that doesn’t make the sloth terrifying, it makes the person rapidly hurtling a costumed sloth at me terrifying.”

And then the Cinderella one loaded and I knew how wrong I was.

I love everything about these.