melancholicmarionette

high-zen-burg:

this is for all the girls who are big girls that don’t have a skinnier middle than their butt and thighs 

the ones whos bellies hang over their underwear

who’s waist size is thicker than their shoulders, butt, or anywhere else on their bodies

who’s boobs are bigger than their butts, they have curvy lumps on their backs, muffin tops, chicken legs, thick arms and smaller bodies, no boobs, no butt, all middle, whatever.

you’re loved too. don’t forget that.

alexinatree
alexinatree:

troisenator:

bravestwarriors:

Catbug’s Treasure Book Available Now
Weighing in at 108 pages is this brand new Catbug’s Treasures Book from Viz Media’s Perfect Square imprint. Perfect Square fills us in:

In CATBUG’S TREASURE BOOK we see the world through Catbug’s unique perspective. A kind of scrapbook, the pages are filled with his playtime imaginings and souvenirs of his adventures with the Bravest Warriors. There’s no telling what will be revealed on the pages of Catbug’s Treasure Book!

Claims Catbug:

This book has all my secret treasures and oregano dreams! ALSO FIRE! I will share them with you because you are my friend, but it has to be our secret, okay? I love you, Treasure Book!

Buy one for your own self today for as little as $9.69 (cheap!).

There is so much fire in this book, you guys. Better have an extinguisher at hand to be safe. I worry about your safety. 

Yay! It’s out!
Written by Chris (troisenator.tumblr.com/) while the cover and much of the interior was illustrated by myself! If anyone who happens to follow me does pick up a copy, let me know how it looks! I’m yet to see it in person and won’t be able to pick up a copy for another couple weeks.
Cheers,
-Alex 

alexinatree:

troisenator:

bravestwarriors:

Catbug’s Treasure Book Available Now

Weighing in at 108 pages is this brand new Catbug’s Treasures Book from Viz Media’s Perfect Square imprint. Perfect Square fills us in:

In CATBUG’S TREASURE BOOK we see the world through Catbug’s unique perspective. A kind of scrapbook, the pages are filled with his playtime imaginings and souvenirs of his adventures with the Bravest Warriors. There’s no telling what will be revealed on the pages of Catbug’s Treasure Book!

Claims Catbug:

This book has all my secret treasures and oregano dreams! ALSO FIRE! I will share them with you because you are my friend, but it has to be our secret, okay? I love you, Treasure Book!

Buy one for your own self today for as little as $9.69 (cheap!).

There is so much fire in this book, you guys. Better have an extinguisher at hand to be safe. I worry about your safety. 

Yay! It’s out!

Written by Chris (troisenator.tumblr.com/) while the cover and much of the interior was illustrated by myself! If anyone who happens to follow me does pick up a copy, let me know how it looks! I’m yet to see it in person and won’t be able to pick up a copy for another couple weeks.

Cheers,

-Alex 

melancholicmarionette
lierdumoa:

benwinstagram:

tru

So I watched this music video, and this is in fact completely untrue. There are many scenes in which black/brown girls are casted.
One could conceivably argue that  any white star who features twerking in a music video is automatically being exploitative.
However, that was not my perception of this video in particular. It actually appeared to me the director took pains to portray a variety of dance styles (ballet, interpretive dance, rhythmic gymnastics, break dancing, twerking, cheerleading, etc.) all as equally valid art forms. Every performing group in the video includes a variety of ethnicities. I think I did actually see a black/brown dancer in the ballet troupe, though it’s difficult to tell. Look in the rear left of this gif:

We don’t know if they cast individual dancers or hired a dance troupe, so if black women are underrepresented that might say more about the dance troupe’s selection practices than the video director’s casting practices.
All the styles of dance, ballet or otherwise are presented in the same fashion — talented professionals being brilliant + Taylor Swift being endearingly incompetent. The black women in the video aren’t portrayed as Taylor’s dancing accessories, but rather as experts in their style:







Moreover, at the end of the video there’s a sequence showing all the different professionals being silly and dancing in a non-choreographed manner, thereby humanizing them, showing they exist outside of their role as dancers in Taylor’s video:


I think if we interpret the twerking scenes in this video as demeaning, that says more about our cultural perception of black women than it does about this particular video’s specific portrayal of black women. 

lierdumoa:

benwinstagram:

tru

So I watched this music video, and this is in fact completely untrue. There are many scenes in which black/brown girls are casted.

One could conceivably argue that  any white star who features twerking in a music video is automatically being exploitative.

However, that was not my perception of this video in particular. It actually appeared to me the director took pains to portray a variety of dance styles (ballet, interpretive dance, rhythmic gymnastics, break dancing, twerking, cheerleading, etc.) all as equally valid art forms. Every performing group in the video includes a variety of ethnicities. I think I did actually see a black/brown dancer in the ballet troupe, though it’s difficult to tell. Look in the rear left of this gif:

We don’t know if they cast individual dancers or hired a dance troupe, so if black women are underrepresented that might say more about the dance troupe’s selection practices than the video director’s casting practices.

All the styles of dance, ballet or otherwise are presented in the same fashion — talented professionals being brilliant + Taylor Swift being endearingly incompetent. The black women in the video aren’t portrayed as Taylor’s dancing accessories, but rather as experts in their style:

Moreover, at the end of the video there’s a sequence showing all the different professionals being silly and dancing in a non-choreographed manner, thereby humanizing them, showing they exist outside of their role as dancers in Taylor’s video:

I think if we interpret the twerking scenes in this video as demeaning, that says more about our cultural perception of black women than it does about this particular video’s specific portrayal of black women.