movie night movie night movie night!
I don’t know why white people think POC can’t act. We’ve spent hundreds of years pretending to like their racist asses.
WHO’S UP FOR CHINESE MOVIE NIGHT??
soliloquize just got home so we can have it earlier tonight!
White American males constitute only 33% of the population. Yet, they occupy approximately:
- 80% of tenured positions in higher education
- 80% of the House of Representatives
- 80-85% of the U.S. Senate
- 92%of Forbes 400 executive CEO-level positions
- 90% of athletic team owners
- 97.7% of U.S. presidents
Good thing we solved sexism and racism u guise
ok, i’ve added some stuff.
7 Blows of the Dragon
A Chinese Tall Story
A Maid from Heaven
A Touch of Zen
Beyond the Great Wall
The Bride With White Hair
The Cave of the Silken Web
Clans of Intrigue
Come Drink With Me
The Crimson Charm
The Dream of the Red Chamber
Duel for Gold
The Duel of the Century
Emperor Chien Lung
The Empress Dowager
The Enchanting Shadow
The Fantastic Magic Baby
The Female Prince
Forbidden City Cop
The Goddess of Mercy
The Grand Substitution
Have Sword, Will Travel
Inside the Forbidden City
Kingdom and the Beauty
Lady General Hua Mulan
The Land of Many Perfumes
The Lotus Lamp
Madam White Snake
The Mirror and the Lichee
Mister Vampire 1-5
The Monkey Goes West
Once Upon a Time in China
The Pearl Phoenix
The Perfumed Arrow
Princess Iron Fan
Raise the Red Lantern
Romance of the West Chamber
Seven Man Army
Shaolin Popey II: Messy Temple
Shaolin Popey III - Super Mischieves
The Snake Prince
The Sorceror and the White Snake
Soul of the Sword
The Sword and the Lute
Swordsman and Enchantress
The Temple of the Red Lotus
The Three Smiles
The Thundering Sword
The Trail of the Broken Blade
Trilogy of Swordsmanship
The Twin Swords
Vengeance of a Snow Girl
The Wandering Swordsman
Warriors of Heaven and Earth
slightly preemptive because next movie night isn’t until friday, but the options are gonna be:
hope y’all can make it. :D
doin this tonight!! in 2-3 hrs, when i get home from work.
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From now until midnight December 2nd (Pacific Time).
Remember, online ONLY.
Get you some pretty shit for New Year’s, girl.
I seent you working hard this week. You deserve it lol.
Reblog and spread the gospel.
lane bryant is where i get all my legitimate cute bras from
I have been receiving many messages questioning my statement that the “Two Wolves” story is not Cherokee, nor is it Native American/First Nations in origin. In response to my credibility being questioned, I have done some fairly extensive research that will conclusively prove that this story does not originate from any Native American legend.
This story seems to have begun in 1978 when a early form of it was written by the Evangelical Christian Minister Billy Graham in his book, “The Holy Spirit: Activating God’s Power in Your Life.” This version of the story can be found in Chapter 7: The Christian’s Inner Struggle on Page 92 and it is as follows:
“AN ESKIMO FISHERMAN came to town every Saturday afternoon. He always brought his two dogs with him. One was white and the other was black. He had taught them to fight on command. Every Saturday afternoon in the town square the people would gather and these two dogs would fight and the fisherman would take bets. On one Saturday the black dog would win; another Saturday, the white dog would win - but the fisherman always won! His friends began to ask him how he did it. He said, “I starve one and feed the other. The one I feed always wins because he is stronger.”
Billy Graham continues by explaining the story. I will now provide a few excerpts to show the connection between this story and the later versions as well of how it’s grounded in Christianity. “This story about the two dogs is apt because it tells us something about the inner warfare that comes into the life of a person who is born again. We have two natures within us, both struggling for mastery. Which one will dominate us? It depends on which one we feed.” (Page 92)
Continuing forward in time, we find that the story has been published in a 1997 book written by Eliot Rosen and Ellen Burstyn titled, “Experiencing the Soul: Before Birth, During Life, After Death.” This version of the story is on page 15.
“A Native American Elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: “Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time.” When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, “The one I feed the most.” (Page 15)
Now I’ll move on to films. I found two films which either reference or re-tell the story in a shortened form. The first film that I’ve located is the 2003 movie “The Missing” which is set in 1885 New Mexico and features Apache characters. Starring in the movie are: Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett and Evan Rachel Wood. It was directed by Ron Howard and was based on a 1995 novel by Thomas Eidson. The screen play was written by Ken Kaufman. The story as told in the movie is as follows:
“Inside you are two dogs. One is evil, the other is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time.” “Which one wins?” “I don’t know. Whichever one I feed the most.”
The next film that I found a reference to the Two Wolves story in the 2007 film, “Pathfinder.” IMDb describes the plot as: “A viking boy is left behind after his clan battles a Native American tribe. Raised within the tribe, he ultimately becomes their savior in a fight against the Norsemen.” Starring in the movie are: Karl Urban, Clancy Brown and Moon Bloodgood. The director is Marcus Nispel and the writers are Laeta Kalogridis (2007 screenplay) and Nils Gaup (1987 screenplay). The story told in the movie is as follows:
Starfire: “There are two wolves fighting in each man’s heart. One is love, the other is hate.”
Ghost: “Which one wins?”
Starfire: “The one you feed the most.”
I’d like to now invite you to discuss the implication of the origin of this story, beginning with Billy Graham and evolving to it’s current form. For those of you who are indigenous people, I would especially like to ask that you help me to touch on the concept of race, whether or not this story is an example of Cultural Appropriation. I’d also like to point out that the black wolf/dog is evil and the white wolf/dog is considered to be good. Please re-blog this post if you found it important, educational or interesting.
Amazon Search Inside “The Holy Spirit: Activating God’s Power in Your Life” by Billy Graham, Page 92.
Amazon Search Inside “Experiencing the Soul: Before Birth, During Life, After Death” by Eliot Rosen and Ellen Burstyn, Page 15.
IMBd “Memorable Quotes for Pathfinder, 2007”
Script-o-Rama “Script of The Missing, 2003”
Wiki Answers - “Who wrote Two Wolves words of an old Cherokee Indian?”
Let’s repeat this a million times until we understand it RICH EDUCATED PEOPLE ARE NOT LESS RACIST THEY ARE JUST BETTER AT MASKING THEIR RACISM.
Just got this in my email:
This afternoon at 2:00 pm MST in Rapid City, South Dakota, full ownership and control of the sacred sitePe’ Sla, located in the Black Hills, was officially returned to the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation). We would like to offer our sincere and heartfelt congratulations to the Oceti Sakowin on its return of the control of this sacred site to all the people of the Nation and its relatives today and for all future generations.
Many of you have been following the collaborative effort to raise the $9 million purchase price for the 1,942 acre parcel of land that contains Pe’ Sla since it was first announced in August that the Reynolds family planned to sell the land at auction to the highest bidder. The area known as Pe’ Sla by the Lakota is one of five holy sites for the Nation and the only one not on public land. This area is particularly important in that it is the site of the Lakota origin story and star knowledge. While recognizing that the ownership of this land and the remainder of the Black Hills is still disputed by non-Indians, gaining control of this site was an opportunity too good to pass up and too important not to fight for.
It has truly been an honor for Indian Land Tenure Foundation and Indian Land Capital Company to be a part of this remarkable effort and to work with the Lakota and Dakota nations and other partners over the past few months.Indian Land Capital Company, ILTF’s affiliate lender, was able to provide $900,000 in rapid financing in order to help the tribes secure the initial purchase agreement.
In the end, all of the tribes of the Oceti Sakowin will have contributed time, effort and scarce funds to make this transaction possible. It is anticipated that each tribe will also participate in the oversight and management of the land to ensure its spiritual and cultural values.
We have been extremely humbled by the outpouring of support from across the country and the world. Our many thanks to all those who contributed to the Pe’ Sla fundraising efforts of LastRealIndians and ILTF. Whether large or small, each contribution meant a great deal to the effort and said much about the donors’ commitment to righting a long standing injustice.
As Indian people, we are faced every day with the loss of our sacred lands and the way in which this has impacted our communities, families and cultures. History being what it is, we recognize that our struggle to recover these lands will be difficult and long but we do not accept that these losses are permanent. The return of Pe’ Sla today has renewed our spirit. To see so many people willing to support the rights of American Indians and the return of Indian land makes us hopeful that there is a growing number of people that understand the magnitude of what we have lost.
‘spring in seven continents’
Pretty sure spring doesn’t fall during Easter/April in Australia.
# we got a hot season and a wet season and a shopping season
SHOPPING SEASON ISN’T ALL YEAR ROUND?
THAT SHOULD BE ‘DISCOUNT SEASON’
shopping season is forever
SINGAPORE HAS DISCOUNT SEASON?
in a country where the store owners try to take every penny and the customers try to keep every penny
IT MUST BE SO TENSE
I love rec lists, and there’s so much awesome genre fiction out there, but I’ve always been terrible at categorizing. So I’ve decided to do mini-lists by theme, with just three stories in each, of my favorite short fantasy stories, free online.
The first theme is YA! There can never be enough short YA genre fiction out there, and these stories are by masters of the craft.
Queen of Atlantis, by Sarah Rees Brennan
It’s Princess Mede’s turn to be sacrificed, and she’s kind of excited. A dark, beautiful story of love and duty, princesses and poison tides.
If you liked “Queen of Atlantis,” Brennan has more stories on her website. Try The Summer Before I Met You, a prequel story to Brennan’s wonderful novel Unspoken, about wild adventures at a children’s cricket camp.
Prudence and the Dragon, by Zen Cho
The first irritating thing about the dragon following Prudence home from the pub is that he makes her late for a med school lecture. Then things get weird. Funny, strange, and marvelous.
Queen of the Kitchen, by Karen Healey
This is a much lighter story than “Queen of Atlantis,” and it has a lot more baking. Warm and funny – if you like fairies, family, or really good pavlova, this is a story for you.
Like what you read? Looking for something in print?
If you liked “Queen of Atlantis,” try Brennan’s anthologized short stories, like “The Spy Who Never Grew Up,” about Peter Pan as a spy for the Queen of England, and “Undead’s Very Hot Right Now,” about a very embarrassed vampire in a boyband (found in Kiss Me Deadly and The Eternal Kiss, respectively).
Brennan also has some terrific YA novels out! Demon’s Lexicon and Unspoken are the first of their respective series, and both are excellent. Sarah Rees Brennan has a gift for powerful, complicated relationships. Her novels move effortlessly and poignantly between heartwrenching and hilarious. Both of these series have characters of color, lgbt characters, and strong female leads. Plus, bonus! All of her novels come with stories set in the same universe, available for free on her website.
If you liked “Queen of the Kitchen,” try Karen Healey’s novels, though be warned, they are much darker than this story might suggest. Both Guardian of the Dead and The Shattering are beautiful and striking, with strong female narrators, lgbt characters, characters of color, and lots of action, adventure, and mythology. (tw for suicide for The Shattering)
And if you like this list, I’ll be putting more story recs under the tag tiny reclists. Take a look!
Sarah Rees Brennan and Zen Cho are two of my favourite authors, and I am delighted to be in this company on this list.
I don’t think of Zen’s stories as YA but they are definitely worth reading.
Especially Prudence. I don’t like the protag much but the line “your tomato got face!” in what is the Malaysian-Chinese accent is to die for.