Oof, great point about doing Representation Right. Definitely not something that European fantasy classics thought about, and let’s be real, no one is gonna look at GoT and assume it’s meant to be representative of people from medieval England, whereas people are 100% gonna assume this is meant to represent the… Read more
I wouldn’t presume to speak for all Latin Americans, let alone everybody who has been in this position, of course. I did see African critiques of Wakanda pan-Africanism and some thoughtful articles engaging with it as specifically African-American fantasy. But there were probably people who disagreed with that.… Read more
I’ve seen them all...and he has a point
A headline that really says, “We fired all our copyeditors.”
I remember coming across a Twitter thread from an actual Medieval historian who debunked this idea that child marriages amongst European nobility were commonly consummated while the bride was still a girl (which includes early-mid teens). It did happen, but only in “emergencies” (which, still very gross) to maintain… Read more
I think you could say the Genie’s pop culture references are in the tradition of Bugs Bunny’s rapid fire allusions in the 40s. I think we tend to forget Warner Bros cartoons had a fair amount of pop culture humour, perhaps because most of us probably didn’t recognise the references on our first viewings
Neither is factually incorrect because that’s not how language works. Neither common pronunciation of “caramel” is the “correct” one, same goes for GIF. All the “evidence” supporting one pronunciation over the other is meaningless: creator intent doesn’t matter because all living languages evolve, what the letters… Read more
Absolutely nothing that Obi-Wan does in Star Wars makes a lick of sense if Lucas had the plot of Empire Strikes Back already written out in detail, doubly so if you posit that Return of the Jedi was already plotted, and if you stipulate that the prequels were prewritten at that point it reaches the level of insanity:… Read more
Emilia severely cutting back on the nude scenes (and really, all of the GT leads) once she had power proves your point. For the most part these actors do these nude scenes because they feel like they have to. It’s an unwanted part of the job.
I’m no fitness guru, but I’m thinking the Nanjiani in the photo is not the current day-to-day fit Nanjiani he is now, that’s the dehydrated-for-days, just-worked-out-so-veins-are-popping fit Nanjiani. It’s enough to be jealous over, but people should know nobody really looks like that day-to-day.
The institutional problem with SNL is not the issue of a live show and guest hosts. Late night shows pump out similar amounts of humor involving topical stuff on incredibly tight deadlines using guest bits. Colbert or Conan is not the same as SNL, of course, but the institutional challenges of putting out their shows… Read more