science fiction was invented by a woman
don’t you ever fucking forget that
actually a teenage girl
a teenage girl who ran off with a married man
I’ve been thinking about the criticisms I’ve seen of Lorde and I’ve come to the conclusion that a lot of people accusing her of racism aren’t aware of what it means to be from the cultural climate of New Zealand.
New Zealanders (Pākehā specifically) have an odd relationship when it comes to celebrity culture and opulence. We simultaneously expect those who achieve to achieve well while also expecting them to be humble about said achievements.
When she said
“Around the middle of last year I started listening to a lot of rap, like Nicki Minaj and Drake. They all sing about such opulence, stuff that just didn’t relate to me—or anyone that I knew. I began thinking, ‘How are we listening to this? It’s completely irrelevant’.”
she was speaking as a Pākehā who has been immersed in New Zealand’s culture all her life. A culture that sees opulence, wealth and open pride as excessive, insufferable or even outright immoral.
She is criticising Nicki Minaj and Drake’s music and stage personas, not because they are rich people of colour. but because they are failing to fit within the guidelines of her (and my own) culture which deifies figures such as Richard Pearse, Edmund Hilary, Charles Upham & Ernst Rutherford while lambasting John Key and Sonny Bill Williams.
I would betray all of you in the Hunger Games
- Rolling Stone: Did you know Frank Ocean was gay before he came out last year?
- Tyler, the Creator: Yeah, I was one of the first people he told. I kinda knew, because he likes Pop Tarts without frosting on them, so I knew something was weird. But that’s my nigga.
Tangled comparisons - concept art to the final film.
why the fuck is the concept art so much better
you want a man with a strong jawline so you have a sturdy place to sit
You know that awesome song in The Fifth Element? The one sung by the blue diva and Leeloo kicks ass? Well, I didn’t know I wanted it to have a pole dance routine until I saw it.
This is Oona Kivela, ladies and gentleman.