Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.
Sailor moon a la mexicana :p
Lo hice por diversión, talvez haga a las demás?
if I have one more person tell me book 3 is soo good and worth a watch I’m gonna scream. Especially after the shit they pulled with the Earth Queen like why would I even care about the meager scraps bryke and the rest of their writers are presenting me.
Like your FIRST visible female world leader and not only do you make her a racist caricature based on the sexist historical perspective of Empress Dowager Cixi, but you also visibly, brutally kill her on-screen with some asshole anarchist telling her he doesn’t believe in QUEENS. Not government, not kingdoms, but QUEENS. Like fucking Amon and Tarrlok got more respect in their death scenes (however problematic their scene still is) than that, and both of them physically assaulted and stripped Korra’s agency away. And those acts were shown just as brutally as the Earth Queen’s death and they still received more of a respectful send-off. Hell, Unalaq ended up being a pretty shitty antagonist, and even he got to be bathed in light and was absolved or something.
Like this show continually shits on a good majority of its female characters. Katara has been practically erased, Toph turned out to be a shitty mom, the show implies Lin is STILL hung up on Tenzin, Suyin might tun out to be an evil sibling/relative (like we don’t have have enough of those in this series), Asami and Korra’s relationship was rushed and lacked proper development, Ginger just up and vanished despite being thrown at Bolin to be his trophy girlfriend at the end of season 2, Jinora’s arc is primarily centered around the boy she likes, Mako and Bolin’s mom doesn’t even have a canonical name and all their focus is on their father’s lineage -
Like, please. Shut up with this season being “soo good.” Because it’s not. It’s not.
Keep My Distance [Harry/Peter]
I like angst. I like Parksborn. It’s a match made in hell.
Chiune Sugihara. This man saved 6000 Jews. He was a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away. He saved 6000 lives. The world didn’t know what he’d done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died.
Why can’t we have a movie about him?
He was often called “Sempo”, an alternative reading of the characters of his first name, as that was easier for Westerners to pronounce.
His wife, Yukiko, was also a part of this; she is often credited with suggesting the plan. The Sugihara family was held in a Soviet POW camp for 18 months until the end of the war; within a year of returning home, Sugihara was asked to resign - officially due to downsizing, but most likely because the government disagreed with his actions.
He didn’t simply grant visas - he granted visas against direct orders, after attempting three times to receive permission from the Japanese Foreign Ministry and being turned down each time. He did not “misread” orders; he was in direct violation of them, with the encouragement and support of his wife.
He was honoured as Righteous Among the Nations in 1985, a year before he died in Kamakura; he and his descendants have also been granted permanent Israeli citizenship. He was also posthumously awarded the Life Saving Cross of Lithuania (1993); Commander’s Cross Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (1996); and the Commander’s Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta (2007). Though not canonized, some Eastern Orthodox Christians recognize him as a saint.
Sugihara was born in Gifu on the first day of 1900, January 1. He achieved top marks in his schooling; his father wanted him to become a physician, but Sugihara wished to pursue learning English. He deliberately failed the exam by writing only his name and then entered Waseda, where he majored in English. He joined the Foreign Ministry after graduation and worked in the Manchurian Foreign Office in Harbin (where he learned Russian and German; he also converted to the Eastern Orthodox Church during this time). He resigned his post in protest over how the Japanese government treated the local Chinese citizens. He eventually married Yukiko Kikuchi, who would suggest and encourage his acts in Lithuania; they had four sons together. Chiune Sugihara passed away July 31, 1986, at the age of 86. Until her own passing in 2008, Yukiko continued as an ambassador of his legacy.
It is estimated that the Sugiharas saved between 6,000-10,000 Lithuanian and Polish Jewish people.
"Sammy, look: the first person that stands up for you, has gotta be you."
"Wow…so are we like, friends?"
hey guys if you’ve ever wondered what a cloudycai baby would look like you need wonder no further:
Anthony Mackie, in an interview with Interview Magazine
The rest of the interview focuses more on Mackie’s role as Tupac Shakur in the upcoming Notorious, but his comments on Jesse Owens are spot-on. You can learn more about Owens and why he’s so important at the website run by the Jesse Owens Trust.
Maybe Mackie should get a part in Race.
Serena and Shauna from Episode 39: Pokemon Summer Camp! Enter the Rival Trio!