Hey, I'm Kirsty, I'm 21 and I live in New Zealand :) I work in a Martial Arts Dojo, and Gym. I mainly reblog, but I also post paintings I do and weird photos of myself sometimes. 

20th September 2014

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martinfreeman:

catholicamputee:

this was the weirdest movie ever.

shrek 2 was the highest grossing film of 2004 and is the 26th highest grossing film of all time

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20th September 2014

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fishcustardandthecumberbeast:

overdosed-on-apathy:

This post had me at finger pants.

HORSE TORNADO.

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20th September 2014

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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. 

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20th September 2014

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tls-doomed-delights:

myheartheartsbooks:

Hardcovers for aesthetics.
Paperbacks to read.
Ebooks to travel.

The holy trinity of book lovers.

Source: myheartheartsbooks

20th September 2014

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caseyanthonyofficial:

This was one of the funniest jokes in film history

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20th September 2014

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http://scorpius-rising.tumblr.com/post/97640884896/ironreavers-why-isnt-tumblr-all-over-helen →

ironreavers:

Why isn’t tumblr all over Helen Clark? She was not only the first elected female prime minister of New Zealand but she’s also the first female administrator of the UNDP, the third highest position in the United Nations. She was against the Iraq War, saying that a war in Iraq…

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20th September 2014

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20th September 2014

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bluewindsummer:

I don’t know what I’m doing with my life.

Click on the panels for translations.

More Avengers Comics

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20th September 2014

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sheriffjake:

kingtomcat:

awkwardly-cute:

COULD IT BE

DON’T WORRY STEVE NARUTO’S COMING TO SAVE YOU

I WILL SAVE CAPTAIN AMERICA, BELIEVE IT

sheriffjake:

kingtomcat:

awkwardly-cute:

COULD IT BE

DON’T WORRY STEVE NARUTO’S COMING TO SAVE YOU

I WILL SAVE CAPTAIN AMERICA, BELIEVE IT

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20th September 2014

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lisztomanianox:

"Well they do have some strong arguments"

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