So I tweeted Tesco…
If I was into Game Of Thrones this would piss me off so much
People who complain about changes like this don’t understand the difference between visual and written media.
And apparently you don’t understand the difference between whitewashing and “the difference between visual and written media”
get a fucking clue.
It’s not whitewashing. Jesus, not everything is a conspiracy.
Read the written description slowly to yourself, now picture that character in the universe the producers have created. It’s ridiculous, it would not work.
Normal people have to enjoy this show if it’s going to succeed, and blue-bearded, gold moustached mercenaries are a bridge too far.
1) Who said anything about a conspiracy? I said it was whitewashing.
2) We’ve seen Tyroshi on the show already, and they’re not white. Tyroshi are not described as white in the novels. How would it not work?
3) Did you not see what Xaro was wearing? or Sallador? What do you imagine all the Braavosi will wear? (Which reminds me, have you met Syrio Forel? Because I strongly suggest you rewatch his scenes and look at his get up)
4) If your allegation is that people aren’t wearing flamboyant armor and conspicuous attire, I direct you to the entirety of the Lannister and Tyrell houses
5) Non-white people aren’t normal people? Or are you implying that people who read the books and would appreciate an even vaguely accurate casting choice be made are not normal?
6) And now, to address your most ludicrous point: DRAGONS ARE OKAY BUT A DYED BEARD IS TOO MUCH IS THIS YOUR CENTRAL ARGUMENT BECAUSE I AM ABOUT TO JUST START WEEPING WITH LAUGHTER
Also, if a blue beard is the hill the show’s producers are going to die on… there’s a lot of room to get closer to the original description while leaving that one specific detail out or changing it.
The consistent failure of the show’s otherwise impeccable costuming when it comes to non-Westerosi characters (ie, largely non-white and “exotic”), continual writing out of canonical POC characters to give to white OCs their roles, and downplaying of the POC characters that are left means that questioning this particular decision has a really good reason behind it.
Though tbh if this was the only change they had made and all that other racist, misogynistic bullshit wasn’t happening, I would still be annoyed about this particular change because changing the appearance of a character who cares a lot about said appearance and goes out of their way to present said appearance (you think dyeing your beard and moustache different bright colors doesn’t take some effort? you think matching the beard to the hair doesn’t take effort? how often do you think bright hair dye in our world needs maintenance? you think that’s easier in essos or westeros?) changes the character.
Changing the appearance of a character who cares a great deal about their appearance to something more or less inconspicuous in a crowd is a pretty big decision, costuming-wise, and completely changes the character.
The fact that this decision was made in a white-washed manner to give Dany a blandsome love interest, in a show already rife with whitewashing and blatant disrespect for anyone who isn’t a white dude or played by an actor the writers clearly have a thing for? Makes it so, so much worse.
It was a decision that altered a character for no apparent reason other than to cater to the racist kyriarchical notions the show goes out of its way to showcase (blandly handsome white guys brood at each other! conventionally pretty white ladies mope at each other! ambiguously brown actors play all characters of color!), and arguably made the story weaker.
When your racist bullshit gets in the way of good storytelling, arguing that it’s not really racist is kind of….pointless? Okay, so why’d they make this change? Explain this to me, because, as a costume designer who works on adaptations and is familiar with both the show and the book series, I really see no good reason, and honestly, no reason at all, besides the ongoing racist crap.
The immediate reaction of German POWs upon watching uncensored footage of the concentration camps shot by the US Signal Corps.
People often forget that most of the German troops had no idea about what was going on, they weren’t all fanatic Nazis bent on genocide, they were just regular soldiers who answered the call when their country went to war.
THANK YOU SO MUCH OMG
NO NO NO NO
FUCK THIS SHIT
THE GERMAN CITIZENS KNEW
The ghettos happened in cities, the apartheid laws happened under their noses, Jews were rounded up under their noses THEY FUCKING KNEW
Death camps and concentration camps were built WITHIN CITY LIMITS. Auschwitz, for example, is well within the city, and people take fucking strolls under its walls. I was fucking THERE, don’t even. The Polish knew, the Germans knew, it was LITERALLY IMPOSSIBLE not to know. It’s even in the historical record, it’s even in fucking civilian diaries, THEY KNEW.
I AM SO FUCKING SICK OF THIS REVISIONIST BULLSHIT.
Sorry not sorry, German apologists, but what you’re seeing in this photo isn’t shock, it’s guilt. Richly deserved, completely merited GUILT. So take your, “Aw, those innocent little German soldiers, poor babies,” revisionist shit and shove it back up your collective ass.
Okay, I always find it a little odd that people consider Super Princess Peach sexist because the gimmick revolves around Princess Peach having emotion based abilities. I see people make mood swing jokes and PMS jabs whenever it’s brought up. These are people who obviously have never actually played Super Princess Peach.
I have played Super Princess Peach. I own it, and have 100% completed it. Let me tell you what the actual plot of this game is. Bowser has gone to Vibe Island and steals a magic item called the Vibe Scepter, and then uses it to render everyone in the Mushroom Kingdom overly emotional and defenseless.
Mario and Luigi? Useless and easily captured.
Peach? IMMUNE. See, as it turns out, Peach, rather than being treated as “overly emotional”, is actually so on top of her emotions that instead of being rendered hysterical while on Vibe Island, she gets magic emotion powers that she can control at will. So she gets herself a talking umbrella, beats up of a bunch of dudes, and then eventually slaps the shit out of a giant Bowser.
Peach saves Mario and Luigi and her entire kingdom by being the only goddamn person around who can keep her feelings in check.
BECAUSE THAT’S HOW SUPER PRINCESS PEACH ROLLS.
Some food for thought for the topic of Super Princess Peach earlier from a friend of mine who has actually played it.
Ahahahahahahahaha “Vibe Scepter”?
do you ever just get up from your computer to walk aimlessly around your house only to sit back down in front of the computer again
I pointlessly open the fridge too.
sometimes i just stand in the middle of the living room and look lost.
Why am I in the bathroom
*walks into bedroom and walks back out*
happens in the store too, walk down isle, promptly walk away,
I CANT FUCKING BREATHE MY BROTHER HAD TO DO A BIOLOGY PRESENTATION ON BIRDS AND HE HAD TO USE A VIDEO IN HIS PRESENTATION AND HE CHOSE THIS VIDEO BECAUSE HE WAS CONVINCED THIS WAS A REAL BIRD
So I started the video, and was about to post how the lyrebird is real and does have great ability to mimic just about anything. Then I kept listening to it.