What the fuck do we do now?
take a picture, thats it.
That’s a hard one (heh) but I’ll describe the first and foremost encounter which came (I swear I’m not even trying but I’m leaving all these in) to mind.
I was teased a lot and by the end of it I had the most weird and pleasant sensation - it was almost like being on something in how… “distinct” from normal mind functioning it was, if that makes sense. Before then I never really got why people sometimes describe some sex as being a sort of “spiritual” experience and - although I still don’t feel that way myself (it seems kind of too coincidental and convenient that you could spiritually fulfil yourself while having that much fun) - I definite get why someone could sometimes feel that way. It was, like… properly mind-blowing. So much so that, unfortunately, I can’t even recall that many proper concrete details - I’m reasonably confident that for most or not all of it I was laying on my back and I think my wrists were restrained at some point - but that was definitely some of the best sex I ever had.
Shitmystudentswrite posted something so beautiful I just had to make a cheesy wallpaper quote out of it. Here’s the original post.
I knew y’all would have a gif set of this by morning.
“Um, please don’t generalize all men”
What would happen
Still reeling from the epicness that is Star Trek Into Darkness, I went ahead and searched for tags for #Khan expecting a bunch of Benedict Cumberbatch appreciation posts. Boy, was I wrong.
Apparently, there are many people who are in an uproar that Benedict Cumberbatch portrayed Khan saying that the character was whitewashed since in the original series as well as the film, Khan was originally an Indian man. I didn’t know it would be such a big deal, and really, if people are so sensitive about this stuff, I find it surprising they’re not so sensitive about full frontal nudity and violence in films. However, when it comes to casting, they’re all in an uproar.
Frankly, I think the accusations are ridiculous. First of, in the original series and in the film Star Trek: Wrath of Khan, Khan was portrayed by the late Ricardo Montalban, who was Hispanic. Yep, a Hispanic guy played a character who came from India. So what’s that called? “Brownwashing”? “Spanishwashing”?
Secondly, and this is something I think a lot of people don’t understand, this is an alternate universe. J.J. Abrams actually explained this, “[Khan and Kirk] exist- and while their history may not be exactly as people are familiar with, I would argue that a person’s character is what it is.” The writers were very smart putting the reboot films into an alternate universe meaning they could basically do anything they want without any ramifications to the original series or films. If a Trekkie is mad about Benedict playing Khan, I wonder why he or she wasn’t upset when the whole planet of Vulcan was destroyed in the first film, or how Spock and Kirk were depicted as foes. Obviously, in this alternate universe, Khan doesn’t come from India (in fact, he doesn’t come from anywhere. He was just genetically engineered in India) and he’s white.
Third, did Benedict’s superb acting skills just fly over everyone’s head? Did people ignore the fact he played Khan so menacingly and with such terror? I mean, this is Khan - the most formidable opponent the Enterprise ever faced and Benedict seriously played it spot on. So maybe we should just ignore how awesome Benedict played Khan and focus on the fact that he’s white.
Seriously, it’s ridiculous people are up at arms about this. There’s no racism in there. There’s no undermining of a certain people or country. If people are going to be this sensitive, why don’t we complain about the fact that iconic American superheroes like Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man are now being portrayed by British actors. Yeah, and let’s call that “Britishwashing”.
Yeah I mean no-one complained when Samuel L. Jackson was cast as Nick Fury when the original character’s white.
And the amount of caucasian DNA floating in the Asian gene pool thanks to a couple of centuries of British, Spanish and Portuguese colonialism seems to have passed everyone by.
A 2003 genetic study suggested that up to 1 in 3 ‘black British’ men have a caucasian ancestor in their genetic family tree.
A similar survey in 1999 suggested that the increase in sickle cell anaemia amongst ‘white British’ populations was due to the incidence of African ancestry amongst people who were, as far as they and everyone else was concerned ‘white’.
Suggesting that Indian characters can only be brown skinned is a simplistic position to take and it seems that people are being deliberately ignorant just to have a non-topic to shout about.
Sir Ben Kingsley, who was born Krishna Pandit Bhanji has made a living playing quintessentially British men, not to mention several Jewish characters. Dont’ hear anyone getting their knickers in a twist about the ‘Indianisation’ of Jewish film roles. Oh no.
Seems to me some parts of Tumblr aren’t happy unless they have something to be pissed off about.
I am SO DISGUSTED WITH ALL OF YOU
I will make a coherent argument when I’m less upset
someone else feel free to do it for me
y’all are fucking idiots. khan is meant to be played by a person of colour. just because they were still fucked up about race in the 60s and used a latino man to play the role of a south asian man doesn’t mean it’s ok for benedict to be khan.
i don’t have the energy to argue with you morons. if you honestly believe there is no problem with whitey mc whiterson playing KHAN NOONIEN SINGH then i pray for your future because at one point in time someone is going to fucking slap you in the face and you’re not even going to know why.
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