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dangerhamster:

SCREEN JUNKIES DID AN HONEST TRAILER FOR THE WINTER SOLDIER BUT IT WAS SO GOOD THEY COULDN’T EVEN TAKE THE PISS OUT OF IT SO THEY JUST TALKED ABOUT WHAT A GOOD FILM IT WAS

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intoasylum:

f.r.i.e.n.d.s | text posts

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If you aren’t following @StatsBritain you aren’t doing Twitter right.

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princeowl:

check-your-privilege-feminists:

atheistj:

Movie Producers be like: “Female led movies just aren’t as successful as male led movies.”

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$170 million worldwide!

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Are you seriously under the impression that movie producers have never thought female led movies will make them money?

these movies span from the beginning of cinema to today, i could find twice as many major movies with men in them from the last three years

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confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

I don’t need Feminism.  I need you to leave me alone, so I can watch the game.   And bring me a sandwich!
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I don’t need Feminism.  I need you to leave me alone, so I can watch the game.   And bring me a sandwich!

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cleverlytitled:

what makes guardians of the galaxy so good is that they’re mostly assholes and fully acknowledge that

everytime there’s supposed to be a sweet or dramatic moment

they ruin it

because they’re assholes

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medievalpoc:

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hoganddice:

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thegreatgadfly:

medievalpoc:

[more on Xiang Fei]
*coughcough* paging rejectedprincesses *coughcough*

*sigh*
It’s a legend, you ignorant fucks. No one knows whether there is any historical basis whatsoever. And it’s not nearly as glorious a legend as you’d think from looking at that one picture.

Oh, she was a real person. If you read the link (and the links at the link like so-(Mungello p 68, 69), you’ll notice I get into the documentation and how her story has been used and told from diverse perspectives. Just because there are legends about Napoleon Bonaparte or Genghis Khan, doesn’t make them nothing but legends.
I think your response says a lot about the point I’m trying to make here, though. Are we ready as a culture for Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter…but not Xiang Fei?

Folklorist here ready to chime in.There’s a lot of different kinds of folklore Myths, Legends, Folk Tales, Marchen, and so on and so on.These are not all different names for the same thing, they are all individual classifications.Legend is the classification we give to tales that have some basis in historical fact.They are not, strictly speaking, entirely true, elements of other story classifications creep in, but their will be strong and pervasive elements of historical truth in anything officially classified as a legend.

And here’s the thing.
We could literally have the same argument over Medieval Butt Music: “Legend” or Fact?? I say, well, it is a fact that Europeans often depicted people with trumpets and flutes in their butts. And you can say, well it’s intellectually dishonest to say that because we can’t know for SURE if there were literally people putting trumpets in their butts. And I could say, well, if anyone tried it, it was definitely Hieronymous Bosch. Or the folks behind the Luttrell Psalter. We could have an entire Medieval Butt Music conference and convention, and bring stuff from every discipline, and debate it to the bones.
^^ THAT is trivial.
Showing people how incredibly diverse images from history can be, including European history, is NOT trivial to the people who’ve been pushed under the rug, erased, or relegated to footnotes, “unverifiables”, and “legends”.
^^That is IMPORTANT.
As long as “you have no history” is being used to disenfranchise Americans of color, it will continue to be important. I mention that there are several untranslated academic papers in Chinese that I can only find small quotes from in English papers that relegate this work to a footnote. One source I used basically  uses her to go on a rant against feminism.
THESE are the sources I’m working with, here. These works EXIST. What we “know” about them is affected by the SOCIETY we live in. That. Is. A. Fact.

You know, if you can give me the names to the articles (English or Chinese), I can try and dig them up for you and see if it’s possible to translate them. Or at least provide some more information about the original text? (It’s not my profession though so I will be doing that in my spare time. But out of love for your blog and this subject matter.
If it helps!)

Thanks! If anyone’s interested in trying to do some research in this direction, the articles are mentioned in Kwangmin Kim’s Saintly Brokers: Uyghur Muslims, Trade, and the Making of Central Asia. From page 299 [footnotes]:

As you can see, even if I could find the collection, I wouldn’t be able to read it. Anyone who wants to take a crack at that is welcome to submit any of their findings here. I’d be thrilled, and again, thank you.

medievalpoc:

sparklysilverlining:

medievalpoc:

hoganddice:

medievalpoc:

thegreatgadfly:

medievalpoc:

[more on Xiang Fei]

*coughcough* paging rejectedprincesses *coughcough*

*sigh*

It’s a legend, you ignorant fucks. No one knows whether there is any historical basis whatsoever. And it’s not nearly as glorious a legend as you’d think from looking at that one picture.

Oh, she was a real person. If you read the link (and the links at the link like so-(Mungello p 68, 69), you’ll notice I get into the documentation and how her story has been used and told from diverse perspectives. Just because there are legends about Napoleon Bonaparte or Genghis Khan, doesn’t make them nothing but legends.

I think your response says a lot about the point I’m trying to make here, though. Are we ready as a culture for Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter…but not Xiang Fei?

Folklorist here ready to chime in.

There’s a lot of different kinds of folklore Myths, Legends, Folk Tales, Marchen, and so on and so on.

These are not all different names for the same thing, they are all individual classifications.

Legend is the classification we give to tales that have some basis in historical fact.
They are not, strictly speaking, entirely true, elements of other story classifications creep in, but their will be strong and pervasive elements of historical truth in anything officially classified as a legend.

And here’s the thing.

We could literally have the same argument over Medieval Butt Music: “Legend” or Fact?? I say, well, it is a fact that Europeans often depicted people with trumpets and flutes in their butts. And you can say, well it’s intellectually dishonest to say that because we can’t know for SURE if there were literally people putting trumpets in their butts. And I could say, well, if anyone tried it, it was definitely Hieronymous Bosch. Or the folks behind the Luttrell Psalter. We could have an entire Medieval Butt Music conference and convention, and bring stuff from every discipline, and debate it to the bones.

^^ THAT is trivial.

Showing people how incredibly diverse images from history can be, including European history, is NOT trivial to the people who’ve been pushed under the rug, erased, or relegated to footnotes, “unverifiables”, and “legends”.

^^That is IMPORTANT.

As long as “you have no history” is being used to disenfranchise Americans of color, it will continue to be important. I mention that there are several untranslated academic papers in Chinese that I can only find small quotes from in English papers that relegate this work to a footnote. One source I used basically  uses her to go on a rant against feminism.

THESE are the sources I’m working with, here. These works EXIST. What we “know” about them is affected by the SOCIETY we live in. That. Is. A. Fact.

You know, if you can give me the names to the articles (English or Chinese), I can try and dig them up for you and see if it’s possible to translate them. Or at least provide some more information about the original text? (It’s not my profession though so I will be doing that in my spare time. But out of love for your blog and this subject matter.

If it helps!)

Thanks! If anyone’s interested in trying to do some research in this direction, the articles are mentioned in Kwangmin Kim’s Saintly Brokers: Uyghur Muslims, Trade, and the Making of Central Asia. From page 299 [footnotes]:

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As you can see, even if I could find the collection, I wouldn’t be able to read it. Anyone who wants to take a crack at that is welcome to submit any of their findings here. I’d be thrilled, and again, thank you.

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jadeyarts:

another classic; reenacted by nya and our favorite tinycute

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unimpressedcats:

note to self: pocket cat

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