The Penguin At The End Of The Universe

Penguins are better than people

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cordolor:

I will never understand people and their need to criticize everything…. People criticize Moffatt all the time and say that they used to love DW before he started writing but I don’t understand that…. I think he has done a great job and if you actually love a show you’ll love it even when writers…

Criticism is not hate. You’re allowed to like a show and still be critical of it.

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jhenne-bean:

{These sets are comprised of Rapunzelsannalemon -Rapunzel, Elsa, Anna, Honey Lemon- and two special Disney guests! See if you can guess who!}

  1. I am being completely sarcastic in my awe
  2. None of these categories were made up for the sake of loaded language. Each has been used in at least one sincere/serious instance of justification or defense or denial of Disney design similarities.
  3. All these model carbon copies congruities factor right in to Disney’s lack of visible diversity!

Threw this together for a number of reasons. 

Partially because when confronted with this image (or this one or this one or this one or this one or this one or this one or this one or this one) or any of the comparison shots that show the similarity between Rapunzelsannalemon, defenders of the insipid character design consistently bring up the above features to highlight the perceived distinctiveness, or as examples of “unique” and “distinguished” character design differences between the girls.

But mostly because, for all the honey/strawberry/platinum contrast and various neck widths to be found among these characters, they’re all still scooped from the same puddle in Whitelandia. There are so many other manifestations that could be represented— countless other demographics that Disney keeps tossing aside in favor of revisiting the Nth White royal.

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**It’s also worth noting that while criticism of the similarity among Rapunzelsannalemon has been mentioned as a standalone problem, I bring it up as a sub-point re: analyzing the lack of racial diversity in Disney (Princess) films.

"BUT #EYEBROWS" is also a shitty justification because it contributes to the sidelining of the valid concerns of people who are perpetually erased and marginalized in Disney films (specifically the princess line) let alone the media at large. #Eyebrows-Defense contributes to the belittling, ignoring, and trivializing of those concerns. 

White as default is no accidentDesigns have power. Representation is potent, influential, and formative— and who is sidelined is telling. 

Mind you, Disney is (SUPPOSED TO BE/has positioned themselves as) this outstanding inspiring modern paragon of creativity, design, diversity, and innovation. Yet they have tossed so many sameface white girls at us that one of the strongest defenses of recent designs boils down to hair color and nasolabial folds. Ok. 

This is a matter of them being able to knowingly fall back on the same model, the same design, the same type because they know that they are safe in recycling the same White starting point with new hair, or eyes, or eyebrows, or freckle patterns. They know that they will be defended in their choices to the ends of the earth, despite perpetuating an endless status quo reinforcing whitegirl avalanche.

In their own words, Disney is “the global leader in family entertainment”. The have operations in over 40 countries. They are agents of socialization for countless children. The fact that Disney possesses such power and influence (and that they have such a stake in childhoods) is why who they chose to represent and how often is important! 

Disney is failing to represent an overwhelming segment of their audience, and in that sense, they are failing not only their audience at large, but their own core values. Disney can and should do better. 

While you can certainly enjoy Disney and the work it produces (I do, perhaps surprisingly), please consider being more receptive to criticism and analysis, as well. It matters.

"Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood."

- Walt Disney

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Fun Doctor Who Fact #1

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The Slitheen family committed crimes so terrible that they have been sentenced to death on their home planet. Should any of them ever return to Raxacoricofallapatorius, they would be taken to the Palace of Enforced Atonement, where they would be slowly lowered into a vat of acetic acid. Their insides would fall into the vat and form a soup, which would then be drunk by the priests and minsters of Raxas Prime.

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Anonymous asked: You ship Wemma? I'm actually surprised by that. Sure, they were cute at the start, but the relationship is as problematic as Klaine in its own way. Emma has never been allowed to express a dream beyond marriage and babies with Will. The show broke up a marriage in which she was at her most stable and happy, just to force her back into the arms of Will, who was in full douche mode at the time. The narrative treated Emma's virginity as something Will was somehow owed, and Emma

herself is the classic sexist trope of the girl the guy gets as his “reward” when he does good. I can’t think of a single plot she’s ever had that didn’t revolve around Will in SOME way, from her marriage to her job to her OCD. Even the introduction of her parents. The writers made her whole character about this one man. Nowadays we barely even see her, she’s just stage dressing for Mr Schue’s home life. It’s sad.

I do understand that the ship is problematic. I was talking more about my feelings at the time when I watched the episode (this was back when I still liked Blaine and shipped Klaine, just to put that in perspective). I don’t sip them that much now.

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Male Rapper:
*releases song about drugs and money and murder and theft and having side-bitches and disrespecting women*
Everybody:
cool
Nicki Minaj:
*releases song about butts*
Everybody:
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