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the-old-folk-blues asked
Sorry if I was unclear. I remember a while back you were considering your dream-team American Gods (one of my favourite books) cast, and you made a point of wanting the right ethnicity for Shadow. Which I found weird because I spent most of the book thinking of Shadow as a white guy until the "coffee-and-cream"(?) offhand description towards the end. So, thought I, if Shadow's ethnicity is so unimportant to be "revealed" towards the end of the book, then why does the actor’s ethnicity matter? 1.

neil-gaiman:

With the greatest respect, that might say more about how you read the book than it does about the book you thought you read. Take a look at American Gods again and let me know what you find…

I find this fascinating. I spent the entire time assuming that he was mixed race like I am.

I am actually very interested in the ‘reader race effect,’ or whatever it’s called, wherein I suppose all main characters are assumed white by white people, and they don’t question their assumptions unless the text directly calls it out. It also doesn’t help that oftentimes whoever contracts the cover artist doesn’t bother to tell them about the race of the characters in the story most of the time. I once experienced an acute fit of WTF and near-hostility towards whoever did the cover for ‘Jumping Off Planet’ which features a bunch of beautifully-coiffed white children with shining blond hair pointing towards the moon, when within the first 15 pages of the book it is very explicitly stated that the main characters are a poor mixed-race family struggling to get off planet. The book continues to  ‘remind’ readers that the characters are black later on as well. I kept staring back at the cover and every implicit assumption it made about who read sci-fi and wanting to smack some racist white prick in the editorial department.

From the Vault #4: Akira. do I need to *explain* how this was an amazing game-changing anime and manga?

From the Vault #3

Ok guys, hard truth time here: I fuckin’ LOVED 3X3 Eyes. An obsession fueled by awesome writing (manga, duh) and the great help of rederic01, who possibly loved Pai more than I did. Which is totally fair, but I would like to point out that of the two of us, I’M the one with the Sign of the Void tattooed on my body.

dancinbutterfly:

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These are not mine but I wanted to bring them together!  

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I would read a novel about these two.

SO YOU’RE A LAWYER

Yes have you met my friends Harvey Specter and Jeff Winger? Get the three of us together and we will burn this mother down.

Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event, anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public.
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.

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Wolverine had a great Easter this year. [x]

Cosplay by Lonstermash | Photography by York in a Box

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CALM DOWN THERE PECTORALS,

this might be one of the best things ive ever seen bless

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abby-howard:

ANOTHER ANATOMY POST! Only three vertebrate groups have successfully evolved flight: Birds, Bats, and Pterosaurs, which are NOT dinosaurs, and are an extremely diverse group of reptiles! Pterodactyl is not the only one. However, birds ARE dinosaurs. Avian dinosaurs!

Wings are not some extra structure you tack on to a creature and somehow the arms go away— they ARE arms. Think about that when you are designing creatures with wings and also giving them arms. That means your creature has six limbs.

Next anatomy post: The anatomy and evolution of DRAGONS. If you guys have any requests, feel free to send them in!

Yes! Thank you! I spent a summer identifying fossils in S.Africa, and The *best part* was discovering that all mammals have the same bone parts, just all different sizes due to evolution. SCIENCE!