Once Upon a December

18 | London | History of Art Student at The Courtauld
if you wanna talk tv shows + disney + art + bollywood, you've come to the right place my friend

timsaturday:

youarenotdesi:

M.I.A. shitting on ignorant opinions

This isn’t a Nazi Swastika what so ever, as a JEW I can recognize this unlike some people.
Gonna quote straight from wikipedia here.

It is a symbol among the ancient Celts, Indians, and Greeks,[2]as well as in later Buddhism,[4]Jainism,[5]Hinduism,[6][4]and Nazism,[3][4]among other cultures and religions.[4][2]
The word swastika derives from the Sanskrit root ssu(“Good”),asti(“to be”),[4][6]andka(making)[6]The older term gammadion cross derives from its appearance, which is identical to four Greek gamma letters affixed to each other.

What I find interesting is that this is actually a very very good representation of what can happen when white people culturally appropriate something.The Swastika, long before the Nazis came about and started brandishing their own bastardization of it, had a strong religious and cultural significance to a LOT of people.
It didn’t represent anything evil, it didn’t represent a dictatorship that perpetuated one of the most well known genocides taught today.
It only started having this horrible association in the 1920’s when the Nazi party appropriated it as for their logo.
White people, white supremacists, taking something with an already well established past and meaning; and placing their own over it.
Because of these people, swastikas that do not have anything to do with the Nazi party are demonized in most people’s eyes because they don’t know any better, because white people wiped out it’s original meaning in white culture.
People seriously need to learn some history.THIS is the sort of damage that cultural appropriation can do in the long run.

i used to aspire to be like katara or toph but i realised now that i relate a lot more to sokka

need to get bedding cause you know, that’s impt

but i’m just sitting here watching atla instead

scottshummus:

acciohappiness:

scottshummus:

YEAH SCIENCE 💰💵🔫 #brba #art

looks like aaron paul and danrad’s love child

who the hell is danrad

omfg erica pls ur on tumblr how do you not know danrad
(daniel radcliffe)
scottshummus:

YEAH SCIENCE 💰💵🔫 #brba #art

looks like aaron paul and danrad’s love child
this has a name???

iroh’s love for tea is inspirational

godthemusical:

Uncle iroh is in the spirit world
The spirit world is open to anyone now
Zuko can go see his uncle again
ZUKO CAN GO SEE HIS UNCLE AGAIN

freaking zuko and iroh feels forever

Why Avatar the last Airbender and Legend of Korra deserves cred for pushing boundaries on stereotypes

the-fullmetal-avatar:

One thing I absolutely love about Avatar the last Airbender and Legend of Korra is that they have really proved themselves worthy of some serious cred for going outside of stereotypes and showing us developed characters who are more than their gender, physicality, background, appearance etc.  

So let’s begin the count of things I’ve found particularly awesome about these shows 

  • Zuko switched sides (aka there is no definite bad guy/good guy)
  • Azula, a woman, was seriously the most skilled bender in the world until her breakdown (she could totally beat Ozai imo)
  • Killing someone isn’t always the answer (cred to Atla)
  • Killing someone is sometimes the best option (cred to LoK)
  • P’li was taller than Zaheer
  • Katara was taller than Aang in the beginning of their relationship
  • Katara was older than Aang
  • Toph was blind but still proved to be the best earthbender in the world
  • Ming Hua was physically disabled but still badass as fuck
  • Sokka loved both Yue and Suki, and displayed complexity in that 
  • Azula was the mentally strongest character during the series, but what she suppressed to be able to have that strength finally ate her up from the inside
  • Katara was a person of color/not animated with caucasian features
  • Legend of Korra has a female lead
  • Legend of Korra has a person of color as lead/not animated with caucasian features
  • Tattoos are a sign of wisdom, mastery and skill among air nomads, not criminality, irresponsibility and being immature 
  • Asami runs her own business 
  • Jinora shaved off her hair proving skill is more important than expectation of long hair on women
  • Bolin is a very emotional and dramatic guy
  • Korra and Mako end on good terms instead of lovey dovey
  • Asami and Korra don’t let love quarrel get in between them (aka men isn’t the only thought on women’s minds)
  • Korra is a muscular woman
  • Korra has PTSD, which is much more realistic than bouncing up again like nothing happened + a support system of friends and family who don’t expect that from her either
  • There is approximately 50/50 badass guys and girls in both Atla and LoK