rhazade-bloodbender:

warpfactornope:

legend of korra is plot driven — not character driven. 

this affects how its characters are written, how they react to things (how they don’t react to things). 

it causes a loss of small hard details like rock candy that are the true foundations of stories and fictional worlds. 

it’s a huge loss that there is no “power of stuff" in Legend of Korra — unlike avatar the last airbender.

i feel like i don’t know any small, concrete details about korra or her life. what are her daily habits? how does she process bad things happening? what’s her refuge in a bad day?

how does mako and bolin fit into the daily grind of her life? how does asami? 

what are the moments that really bind these people together? i mean really bind them together? what are their moments in amber strung along like beads on a string?

without these, we’ll never have relationships as strong and complicated as the first team avatar or even like the ones shaped by mai, ty lee, and azula.

the LoK characters have no nuance, no details, no complexity. they are strips of cardboard acting out the moves necessary to inch the plot forward — which, inevitably, is in and of itself flimsy, because it has no support from the driving motivations and needs of its characters.

I seem to recall having heard once that well-developed characters can carry a flimsy plot, but that not even a well-developed plot can carry flimsy characters.

Pretty much why I’ve spent the last two years rolling my eyes at Asami and Korra’s “friendship” and scoffing loudly at new characters I’m supposed to care about. My love for Lin has stood the test of time, despite all of the cringe-worthy plot lines they’ve used to push her character to develop, but when it comes to everyone else I’m just like WHOOPTIE-FLIPPING-DO.

Anonymous asked: If someone loved MJ and eating ass, do you think before they'd eat it up would say, "your butt is mine."?

in the 9th circle of ass eating hell, yes, they probably would

beyoncebeytwice:

badbitchesspeakthetruth:

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ok but ester dean writes and sings hooks for rappers all the time nicki still writes her own verses so what exactly is this post trying to say

Also “co-written” implies that Ester HELPED Nicki write some of her songs, in which means Nicki still played an important part in writing her own shit. 

No wonder Tenzin ended things with you.

—THE “OH NO SHE DIDN’T” HEARD AROUND THE WORLD (via tinysaurus)

jinglebellrockstar:

"No wonder Tenzin ended things with you years ago"

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dynastylnoire:

mysstique2cus:

dynastylnoire:

the-uncensored-she:

america-wakiewakie:

Straight Outta Compton Casting Call Is Racist as Hell | Gawker
Universal Pictures is hard at work on the film Straight Outta Compton, an N.W.A. biopic set for release next year. The movie is happening with the cooperation of heavyweights like Ice Cube and Dr. Dre. Here is a casting call for the film that went out yesterday.
This casting call was posted yesterday by Sande Allesi Casting, an agency that has posted several casting notices for the film:

SAG OR NON UNION CASTING NOTICE FOR FEMALES-ALL ETHNICITIES- from the late 80’s. Shoots on “Straight Outta Compton”. Shoot date TBD. We are pulling photos for the director of featured extras. VERY IMPORTANT – You MUST live in the Los Angeles area (Orange County is fine too) to work on this show. DO NOT SUBMIT if you live out of the area. Nobody is going to be flying into LA to do extra work on this show - and don’t tell me you are willing to fly in.
SAG OR NON UNION FEMALES - PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR SPECIFIC BREAKDOWN. DO NOT EMAIL IN FOR MORE THAN ONE CATEGORY:
A GIRLS: These are the hottest of the hottest. Models. MUST have real hair - no extensions, very classy looking, great bodies. You can be black, white, asian, hispanic, mid eastern, or mixed race too. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: A GIRLS
B GIRLS: These are fine girls, long natural hair, really nice bodies. Small waists, nice hips. You should be light-skinned. Beyonce is a prototype here. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: B GIRLS
C GIRLS: These are African American girls, medium to light skinned with a weave. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: C GIRLS
D GIRLS: These are African American girls. Poor, not in good shape. Medium to dark skin tone. Character types. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: D GIRLS

Some people believe that Hollywood is often guilty of perpetuating and reinforcing harmful racial stereotypes.
(Photo Credit: Universal Studios)
Editor’s Note: Out of curiosity I decided to check out Sande Allesi Casting, and there are three names listed in the About Us section — Sande Alessi, Jennifer Alessi, Kristan Berona. All are white women. 

Very disappointing and unacceptable.

Editor’s Note: Out of curiosity I decided to check out Sande Allesi Casting, and there are three names listed in the About Us section — Sande Alessi, Jennifer Alessi, Kristan Berona. All are white women. 

Sis… this company did casting for Johnny Depp’s uber racist Lone Ranger… *cough* I don’t think they’re above ridiculousness and recklessness if they casted for that movie.

WOW
WOOOOOOOOOOW
IT all makes sense

Aside from the obvious and blatant colorism against dark-skinned black women, what’s really getting me is that there are White/Asian women on the “A” list, despite the fact that I’m pretty sure there weren’t very much of EITHER in Compton during the 80s. 

dynastylnoire:

mysstique2cus:

dynastylnoire:

the-uncensored-she:

america-wakiewakie:

Straight Outta Compton Casting Call Is Racist as Hell | Gawker

Universal Pictures is hard at work on the film Straight Outta Compton, an N.W.A. biopic set for release next year. The movie is happening with the cooperation of heavyweights like Ice Cube and Dr. Dre. Here is a casting call for the film that went out yesterday.

This casting call was posted yesterday by Sande Allesi Casting, an agency that has posted several casting notices for the film:

SAG OR NON UNION CASTING NOTICE FOR FEMALES-ALL ETHNICITIES- from the late 80’s. Shoots on “Straight Outta Compton”. Shoot date TBD. We are pulling photos for the director of featured extras. VERY IMPORTANT – You MUST live in the Los Angeles area (Orange County is fine too) to work on this show. DO NOT SUBMIT if you live out of the area. Nobody is going to be flying into LA to do extra work on this show - and don’t tell me you are willing to fly in.

SAG OR NON UNION FEMALES - PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR SPECIFIC BREAKDOWN. DO NOT EMAIL IN FOR MORE THAN ONE CATEGORY:

A GIRLS: These are the hottest of the hottest. Models. MUST have real hair - no extensions, very classy looking, great bodies. You can be black, white, asian, hispanic, mid eastern, or mixed race too. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: A GIRLS

B GIRLS: These are fine girls, long natural hair, really nice bodies. Small waists, nice hips. You should be light-skinned. Beyonce is a prototype here. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: B GIRLS

C GIRLS: These are African American girls, medium to light skinned with a weave. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: C GIRLS

D GIRLS: These are African American girls. Poor, not in good shape. Medium to dark skin tone. Character types. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: D GIRLS

Some people believe that Hollywood is often guilty of perpetuating and reinforcing harmful racial stereotypes.

(Photo Credit: Universal Studios)

Editor’s Note: Out of curiosity I decided to check out Sande Allesi Casting, and there are three names listed in the About Us section — Sande AlessiJennifer AlessiKristan Berona. All are white women. 

Very disappointing and unacceptable.

Editor’s Note: Out of curiosity I decided to check out Sande Allesi Casting, and there are three names listed in the About Us section — Sande AlessiJennifer AlessiKristan Berona. All are white women.

Sis… this company did casting for Johnny Depp’s uber racist Lone Ranger… *cough* I don’t think they’re above ridiculousness and recklessness if they casted for that movie.

WOW

WOOOOOOOOOOW

IT all makes sense

Aside from the obvious and blatant colorism against dark-skinned black women, what’s really getting me is that there are White/Asian women on the “A” list, despite the fact that I’m pretty sure there weren’t very much of EITHER in Compton during the 80s.