what….wasabi is…so gross…..my god…… ppl want to poison themselves
woman have you tried the others?
I’ve been on Tumblr for 387 days. I’ve made 824 posts. I currently have 61,348 followers.
During my time on this platform I’ve posted many things that were silly, many that were heartfelt and a number of things (either posted here or posted on Twitter and referenced here by others) that were problematic.
Yesterday was an example of the latter.
During last night’s live tweeting of Sleepy Hollow I made a post that, although in no way my intention, overtly contributed to the rape culture climate that normalizes and trivializes very serious and very real instances in which people (mostly women) are victimized.
Intention, of course, does not mitigate offense.
What I wrote was not OK and without qualification or equivocation I apologize.
I’m especially thankful to those of you who reached out to me personally to share your thoughts and engaged in an active dialogue about this issue.
I also appreciate the perspective of those who continue to throw shade, who are disappointed, who think I’m full of shit/insincere/misogynistic/have no business in fandom/try too hard/etc.
In the words of carnivaloftherandom (whose post on the need to include more diverse voices on this issue was VERY informative to me - http://carnivaloftherandom.tumblr.com/post/80011851294/rainn-has-become-part-of-rape-culture) I will endeavor to FAIL BETTER.
Thanks for your time in reading this note.
I saw this tweet last night, and was genuinely dismayed by it. For those of us who, as fans, have given theorlandojones a lot of credit for reaching out to fans (and no small degree of trust as a result), it had an immediately chilling effect. As a fan scholar who recently had the pleasure of listening to his keynote at the Fan Studies Network Conference and having my own question about social media platforms answered with thoughtfulness and consideration, it struck even deeper. I’m currently planning to contribute to an upcoming podcast with my (favorable) take on his participation in that event and in fandom at large, so it had the potential to change what I might be able to say in good conscience.
As such, the Twitter apology he issued shortly thereafter helped assuage my own conflicted feelings (and, in particular, the fact that he apologized to the people he had offended, rather than apologizing ‘if I’ve offended anyone’, as we see so often from celebrities); yet, as I told saathi1013, who wrote eloquently last night about the issue, I also wanted to see a bit more of an explanation of what happened, both as a fan and as a fan scholar.
In that sense, this post (and the fact that he took time last night to speak with saathi1013 at length about what happened) read, to me, as a truly genuine attempt to acknowledge what had happened and, in so doing, repair and maintain his reputation within our increasingly porous fan (and fan studies) cultures. The fact is, we are all hopelessly flawed and we all fuck up. And, as I’ve been saying for awhile now, for me it’s less the screwing up than the response to being called out on it. To my mind, this was the kind of response I like to see - one that indicates that listening is happening, that the apology is unqualified, that the person in question is committed to trying to fail better.
Another piece of my last exhibition (detail)
okay but cappuccino also won, so not everyone has good taste
.. well Cappucinno made the short list, but it didn’t win. Yeah the finalist is getting 50,000 which is like wtf. But Wasabi Ginger will be the winner and going into production.
It has to be said…That was Fast.The CW has ordered a full season treatment for The Flash, […]
Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman,” Ray Fisher’s “Cyborg”, Jason Momoa’s “Aquaman” and Ezra Miller’s “Flash” mark milestones for the genre
While all eyes have looked to Marvel to produce a female-led superhero film, Warner Bros. and DC Comics catapulted ahead in the race on Wednesday with the announcement of a solo “Wonder Woman” film, starring Gal Gadot. The film is set to release in 2017.
Additionally, Warner Bros announced “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa, will be released in 2018 and gave the greenlight to a solo “Cyborg” film, to be released in 2020, starring African-American actor Ray Fisher.
DC also made history by casting out LGBT actor Ezra Miller to play superspeedster “The Flash,” getting his own solo film in 2018. Miller, who confirmed to Out Magazine that he was “queer” in 2012, becomes the first openly gay actor to lead a major superhero comic book adaptation on the big screen.
Why does this have less notes that that stupid Marvel/DC “on your left” gif?
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what the actual fuck
see here…when he made that sally hemmings joke last year and many of us called it out for being tasteless and contributing to misogynoir, amongst other things, fandom quickly forgave him. some of us noted it and kept it in mind because his apology really wasn’t anything to write home about—and i figured that maybe he’d educate himself on rape culture, in particular when it comes to black women and other women of colour, but apparently not.
holy fucking shit
theorlandojones care to address this tweet, that’s been deleted apparently..
ew nooooooo i haaaaate wasabi DX i really loved the mango salsa idk why no one else did *sigh*
having tried both, i gotta say i was happier with this one. Didn’t try bacon mac nor cappuFUCKNO
I did go to school for Marine Biology, but the cool thing is… the greatest thing for me is that Polynesians, our gods, Kahoali, Maui, all these water gods, so it’s really cool and a honor to be playing a [water] character. And there’s not too many brown superheroes, so I’m really looking forward to representing the Polynesians, the natives.
My family are some of the greatest water men on earth. I’m not, but I’m going to go train with them. But it’s really an honor just being a Polynesian. And water is the most important thing in this world and we all know it. It’s cool be a part of DC’s universe.
I think it’s safe to say Jerry is the one who made this happen.