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beerburritowhiskey:

fandomsandfeminism:

impuretale:

daggerpen:

gabzilla-z:

hylianears:

but they kept the servents black alright this is one of the ugliest things i’ve ever seen in my life



I am not sure I have ever seen a better use of that reaction gif.

Fuck Ridley Scott. 

Uuuuugh. This movie is going to be a trainwreck.

Yup. “The hero is the very clearly Caucasian one” should have stopped decades ago.

I’d be curious to know what the historical reasoning behind this is, if any. I mean, Bale is supposed to be Moses… he’s not supposed to be a sub-Saharan African. (The use of the word Caucasian is a little non-scientific anyway — depending on which turn-of-the-century racist you were talking to, the Semitic and Hamitic peoples were supposed to be Caucasoid as well.) 
Europeans didn’t invent slavery. Ancient Egypt traded in slaves, like most civilizations did back then, and they had a lot of contact with the Nubians to the south. I’m guessing it would be unlikely, though, for Nubians to be palace guards — they more likely would be doing manual labor. If you’re looking for accuracy, Christian Bale may not look enough like a Mediterranean Jew, but neither would a black man.
This is a non-historical event, anyway. Traditionally, the Jewish Exodus was supposed to have taken place in the Second Millennium BC, though several aspects of the story, like the widespread domestication of camels, would place it in the First. 

beerburritowhiskey:

fandomsandfeminism:

impuretale:

daggerpen:

gabzilla-z:

hylianears:

but they kept the servents black alright this is one of the ugliest things i’ve ever seen in my life

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I am not sure I have ever seen a better use of that reaction gif.

Fuck Ridley Scott. 

Uuuuugh. This movie is going to be a trainwreck.

Yup. “The hero is the very clearly Caucasian one” should have stopped decades ago.

I’d be curious to know what the historical reasoning behind this is, if any. I mean, Bale is supposed to be Moses… he’s not supposed to be a sub-Saharan African. (The use of the word Caucasian is a little non-scientific anyway — depending on which turn-of-the-century racist you were talking to, the Semitic and Hamitic peoples were supposed to be Caucasoid as well.) 

Europeans didn’t invent slavery. Ancient Egypt traded in slaves, like most civilizations did back then, and they had a lot of contact with the Nubians to the south. I’m guessing it would be unlikely, though, for Nubians to be palace guards — they more likely would be doing manual labor. If you’re looking for accuracy, Christian Bale may not look enough like a Mediterranean Jew, but neither would a black man.

This is a non-historical event, anyway. Traditionally, the Jewish Exodus was supposed to have taken place in the Second Millennium BC, though several aspects of the story, like the widespread domestication of camels, would place it in the First. 

My friend’s cousin has been making wooden rayguns in his garage for the past 64 years. As a kid, his designs were crude and his carpentry more so. But when he picked it up again as an adult, the rayguns became whimsical art deco masterpieces.

For his 75th birthday, his son created an online catalog of all his rayguns. If you’ve ever dreamed of roaming an alien planet in a shiny suit, I can’t recommend this site enough.

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allsoundsasscreed:

"Homeward Bound" from Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag

Oh, don’t yiz hear the old man say?
Goodbye, fare-ye-well! Goodbye, fare-ye-well!
Oh, don’t yiz hear the old man say?
Hoor-raw me boys! We’re homeward bound!

We’re Homeward bound to Liverpool Town,
Goodbye, fare-ye-well! Goodbye, fare-ye-well!
Where all them judies, they will come down
Hoor-raw me boys! We’re homeward bound!

An’ when we gits to the Wallasey Gates
Goodbye, fare-ye-well! Goodbye, fare-ye-well!
Sally an’ Olly for their flash men do wait.
Hoor-raw me boys! We’re homeward bound!

An’ one to the other we’ll hear them say,
Goodbye, fare-ye-well! Goodbye, fare-ye-well!
Here comes Johnny with his fourteen mont’s pay!
Hoor-raw me boys! We’re homeward bound!

We meet there fly gals an’ we’ll ring the ol’bell,
Goodbye, fare-ye-well! Goodbye, fare-ye-well!
And with them judies, we’ll raise merry hell
Hoor-raw me boys! We’re homeward bound!

We’re homeward bound to the gals o’ the town.
Goodbye, fare-ye-well! Goodbye, fare-ye-well!
An’ stamp up me bullies an’ heave it around.
Hoor-raw me boys! We’re homeward bound!

An’ when we gits home, boys, oh, won’t we fly round.
Goodbye, fare-ye-well! Goodbye, fare-ye-well!
We’ll heave up the anchor to this bully sound.
Hoor-raw me boys! We’re homeward bound!

We’re all homeward bound for the old backyard.
Goodbye, fare-ye-well! Goodbye, fare-ye-well!
Then heave, me bullies, we’re all bound homeward
Hoor-raw me boys! We’re homeward bound!

Heave with a will, boys, oh, heave long an’ strong.
Goodbye, fare-ye-well! Goodbye, fare-ye-well!
An’ sing a good chorus for ‘tis a good song.
Hoor-raw me boys! We’re homeward bound!

We’re homeward bound, we’ll have yiz to know.
Goodbye, fare-ye-well! Goodbye, fare-ye-well!
An’ over the water to England must go!
Hoor-raw me boys! We’re homeward bound!

A great soundtrack for my summer reading: Moby Dick.