The Oriental Flower

I should start using tumblr, exactly a week before my finals start. An introvert making wise decisions while hanging around the multifandom universe. And if you haven't noticed yet : I am a serial reblogger. Plus bookaholic.

bankuei:

apocalypsecanceled:

you know actually it was super important to me that these guys and the vast majority of front-of-train people, and all the people in the highest positions of power were all white. snowpiercer is the least subtle allegory to ever allegory— bunch of white guys pulling the strings, fucking shit up, proselytizing at each other and choosing another white dude to succeed them?

and the one white dude who changes the paradigm choosing to ally himself with and protect poc children at great personal cost (not just that scene at the end where he sacrificed himself to protect yona and timmy, but also in the axegang scene when he physically stepped in front of yona). the fact that he was tempted was important, the fact that in the end he chose to sacrifice comfort and a good life and align himself with the marginalized and oppressed was so important.

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another way to look at it: namgoong was always resisting, he was always ready to tear down the system. curtis saw what the system had to offer and he was seconds away from taking it— but he was the only one offered it and probably the only one who WOULD be offered it. compare and contrast to how people who weren’t considered white in the US chose to be complicit (e.g. the irish) and managed to gain all the advantages of a white cultural identity but only because they looked a certain way.

the difference is that seconds away from being indoctrinated, curtis glimpsed the cost of buying into that system (what it costs to people he cares deeply about) and he decided FUCK ALL THAT SHIT LET’S BLOW THIS FUCKER and he needed namgoong’s initiative and yona’s help to do it (alternatively, namgoong needed curtis’s help to do it because curtis was the only one with the opportunity to get that close to wilford presumably cause wilford and gilliam were racist af)

The thing that gets me, the hardest, is the fact he basically DID accept it at the end, until Yona shows him the truth about the Engine…. the Engine cannot be reformed, it cannot be “fixed”, even if you tried to restructure the society, the very Engine itself has to run on abusive, horrid exploitation and violence.   

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yosssarian:

if pooh bear can wear a crop top so can i

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booksandhotchocolate:

To celebrate Books and Hot Chocolate’s latest follower milestone, I decided to hold a mini giveaway featuring the books I’ve read and re-read so far this first half of the year :)

Rules:

  • Must be following booksandhotchocolate (this is exclusive for my followers only)
  • Reblog and like for a chance to win. You can reblog several times but please don’t spam your followers. NO GIVEAWAY BLOGS.
  • There will be three winners getting one book each.
  • Winners may choose ANY book written by any of the authors featured above.
  • Books may be hardcover or paperback but must be under $20 (Canadian dollars)
  • This will be available worldwide (wherever) The Book Depository ships.
  • You must be willing to give your shipping address away to me.
  • The winners will be randomly chosen through a random number generator
  • Keep your ask box open so I can contact you if you win. The winners have 24 hours to reply back to me via messaging (NOT fan mail)
  • The giveaway ends August 5th, 2014
  • If you have any questions ask me here (I will not answer anon questions)

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Remember, it’s about compatibility. It’s a dialogue, not a fight. But I’m not gonna dial down my moves.

Okay… Then neither will I.

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benediqtcumberbatch:

that yould literally be ben’s reaction

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lamelatios:

not being at comic con like 

lamelatios:

not being at comic con like 

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thebooker:

hopeinraindrops:

Think I just proved to myself for the gazillionth time that I cannot enter a bookstore without leaving with books. Been wanting to read Flora and Ulysses and The End Games for a while now. Picked up Let’s Get Lost and Masquerade because thebooker made them look like fun reads. 

Yay! I hope you like them. :)

Soon, the whole world would be searching for her—Linh Cinder. A deformed cyborg with a missing foot. A Lunar with a stolen identity. A mechanic with no one to run to, nowhere to go. But they will be looking for a ghost.

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crystalhollnd:

My friend asked me what The Maze Runner was.

I explained.

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its-an-animething:

The whole show:

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The whole show:

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The whole show:

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The whole show:

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kissykissycas:

When I die spread my ashes at Comic Con because that’s probably the only way I’ll ever get there.

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slyclig:

REASONS TO BE NICE TO PEOPLE:

  • why the fuck do you need reasons just be nice to people omfg

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