I Found It On YouTube

it’s Monday, so have a nice selection of shorts I came across on Youtube, to start off your work week. Some of these are sweet, some are frightening, and others are cautionary tales.

Enjoy!

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This video is hilarious, and very probably true. I once lived in a duplex apartment, with some young neighbors, who would make weird noises all night long, seemingly for hours at time, non-stop. It sounded like someone slowly moving a large dresser back and forth across the room, but also completely un-localized. I wish I’d known about these people back then, but YouTube didn’t exist yet.

 

 

 

Hair Love has been nominated for an Oscar in the Best Animated Short category. This is done in a classic Disney style, and it’s  really, really, cute!

 

 

This sweet little short depicts the friendship between a little ol’ gramma, and  her little ol’ robot, and  imparts the message that newer doesn’t always mean better.

 

 

This young man just wants to make a celebratory breakfast:

 

 

These three videos depict social issues, and an indictment of life n the modern western world.

 

 

I thought this video was especially chilling because there are people who think like this, and they would feel right at home in such a world Also, check out the director’s making of and commentary for this short. It’s very enlightening.

 

 

And finally, this tearful, and chilling, story about a little dinosaur robot:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Weaponized White Womanhood

Here is a very detailed account of what’s been happening in the Star Wars fandom by Zina aka Stitch, including a timeline of the recent harassment of John Boyega.

 

 

https://stitchmediamix.com/2020/01/22/weaponized-white-womanhood/

In this installment of my What Fandom Racism Looks Like series, I’m going to be talking about white womanhood.

I’ll be talking about how the “white” in front of women is often silent but implied in many conversations we have in fandom, how the default image of white women as a sort of unquestioned “alpha fan” serves to erase fans of color and further marginalize us within fandom, and how many white female members of fandom actively mobilize and weaponize their white womanhood to control the tide of fandom.

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This is well documented, so its really long. If you’re interested in what’s jumped off in fandom, what the big deal is involving John Boyega in the aftermath of the last Skywalker movie, so much so, that it has made it into the mainstream media, than set some time aside to read this. It is a perfect microcosm of overt racism, covert racism, white feminism, white fragility, white tears and victimhood.  As a follower of social media (I’m not really on it, though), and someone who pays attention to what’s happening in different atmospheres online,  I can confirm a lot of this.

Kenobi Series in Trouble? | No Watchmen Season 2 | Leaked Episode IX Script // Geekend Update

Kenobi Series in Trouble? | No Watchmen Season 2 | Leaked Episode IX Script // Geekend Update

Kenobi Series in Trouble? | No Watchmen Season 2 | Leaked Episode IX Script // Geekend Update
— Read on geekritique.net/2020/01/19/kenobi-series-in-trouble-no-watchmen-season-2-leaked-episode-ix-script-geekend-update/

Here’s the latest in entertainment news from Geekcritique.

I’m really excited about a possible female Bond, along with my disappointment at having no second season of The Watchmen, but you know what?

I really wanted to see where a second season of Watchmen would go, but that is alleviated by the fact that the show’s creators went out on top. It was an excellent first season.

Will have some things to talk about by Friday. Right now however I’m having a bit of a holiday.

My post about Horror movies set in the suburbs of America is up on Medium.com. under the title Horror Comes to the Burbs by Lakitha Tolbert. There’s a bunch of Lakithas on there, so check the last name. If you’re interested, then check it out. It’s meant to be fun. If you’re not registered as a member on the site, you’re allowed up to three reads, on any subject, per month. If you read, and liked it, then let me know you did, (I will get notified ) by leaving a few claps.

Bad Rap – Better A Second Time?

Bad Rap – Better A Second Time?

Bad Rap – Better A Second Time?
— Read on stitchmediamix.com/2020/01/19/bad-rap-better-a-second-time/

Here Stitch’s Media Mix outlines how appropriation and authenticity are complicated issues, especially when it comes to Asian people in Rap music. Through the documentary Bad Rap with interviews with several Korean rappers, and how they found their way into the genre, and why they were drawn to it in the first place.

I don’t always agree with Korean’s appropriation of Black culture but I totally get why it’s being done.

Geeking out About It

Just putting this hear for today. Some of the greatest characters of color of hte past ten years. This is one of the reasons why I started this blog…

The Greatest – Bironic

 

Sources

The 100, 3%, The 6th World, Advantageous, After Earth, Agents of SHIELD, Almost Human, Altered Carbon, American Gods, American Horror Story (Coven, Freak Show, Roanoke), Annihilation, Ash vs. the Evil Dead, Black Lightning, Black Mirror, Black Panther, BrainDead, Captain America: Civil War, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Chronicles of Riddick, Cleverman, The Cloverfield Paradox, Continuum, Crazyhead, Crossbones, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, Dark Matter, The Dark Tower, Death Note (2017), The Defenders, Defiance (TV), Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Dirty Computer “emotion picture,” Doctor Strange, Doctor Who, Emerald City, The Expanse, The Exorcist (TV), Extant, Falling Skies, Fear the Walking Dead, The Fits, The Flash, Game of Thrones, Get Out, Ghostbusters (2016), The Girl with all the Gifts, The Good Place, Gotham, Grimm, Humans, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Jessica Jones, Justice League, Killjoys, Krypton, Legends of Tomorrow, The Librarians, Life, Lucifer, Luke Cage, The Magicians, The Martian, The Originals, Orphan Black, Pacific Rim Uprising, People of Earth, Penny Dreadful, Power Rangers (2017), Powerless, Powers, Raising Dion (web), The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again (2016), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Runaways, Sense8, Shadowhunters, The Shannara Chronicles, Siren, Sleepy Hollow, Snowpiercer, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Star Trek (2009), Star Trek: Beyond, Star Trek: Discovery, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Stranger Things, Suicide Squad, Supergirl, Supernatural, Thor: Ragnarok, Timeless, Travelers, True Blood, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, Westworld (TV), A Wrinkle in Time, What We Do in the Shadows, Wonder Woman, The Worst Witch, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: First Class, Z for Zachariah, Z Nation

What Fandom Racism Looks Like: The Star Wars Fandom (Part One, Probably)

Few fandoms fill me with the kind of anger that the Star Wars fandom does. In fact, there are times where I’d go so far as to say that I hate it. Times like Wednesday night. When I got home Wednesday night from my first A.C.E concert, I was flying high. It’d been a great […]

via What Fandom Racism Looks Like: The Star Wars Fandom (Part One, Probably) — Stitch’s Media Mix

Black Thanksgiving Rules

I’m not a huge celebrator of Thanksgiving, but I wanted to put this article here as a PSA for those of you who take it seriously. I don’t give a lot of weight to this holiday, because I appreciate my life every day, but apparently, some people need reminding, and they also need rules for how to behave during it.

I plan to spend this holiday at my little sister’s house, eating the staple holiday foods, and wrangling  with her three kids, as any good auntie would. I take my auntie duties very seriously, and that includes teaching them stuff they’re probably not supposed to learn, and being too permissive.

This article covers everything from plate fixing order, to proper topics of conversation, and the responses, to who gets what leftovers, and what food should have been served in  the first place.

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The 2019 Rules and Revisions For Black Thanksgiving

*Macaroni & Cheese: Aside from the above rules, there must also be someone present to regulate the size of macaroni scoops so you won’t run out of the “good” macaroni. Mac & cheese should be served in descending order from best to worst because anyone who is late doesn’t deserve top-level, auntie macaroni.

*Late people: If you miss the pre-meal prayer, you’re late.

*People who didn’t bring anything: You don’t get to eat until everyone has fixed their plate.

This is one of the biggest sources of conflict at black gatherings. For the 122nd year in a row, we want to reiterate that no plate can be fixed until everyone has eaten seconds, at which time, main menu items are up for grabs. However, when it comes to desserts, you are only allowed to take one piece of pie, which can only be fixed no more than five minutes before your departure.

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Go forth, my brothers and sisters, and holiday correctly!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YouTube Makes Me Happy

Here’s a short list of videos on YouTube that I keep returning to over and over again. I never get tired of visiting these channels, and have watched some of these videos multiple times. YouTube consists of more than obnoxious gamers, horrifying news updates, and cat videos, and these are the ones that make me happy.

In this day and age, we all have a deep need to find our little happinesses wherever we can, and there’s no shame in that. Little moments of joy give us a reason to keep living, to keep fighting, to keep moving forward. Lets start off this Monday, this week with a small bit of joy!

I love these videos by DSharp! I also really like this song, and I’ve played it so much in the car, that my mom knows the lyrics. I saw his first one on Tumblr doing his rendition of Beyoncé’s Apeshit, which was a lot of fun. He has an interesting talent of making unexceptional pop songs sound sweet and beautiful.

Check out all his other videos on the Tube.

 

 

 

 The idea of a grown-ass man being called a “bedbug”, just made me ugly laugh all Summer long, and I’m not quite sure why that is. I never get tired of this stupid story, and every time I hear it, I can’t stop laughing.

Maybe the word “bedbug” is just funny?

Nah! It’s definitely because it’s a grown man being called one. Yeah, that’s definitely it.

 

 

 

 Every time I watch this video it’s just a laugh riot. That little fella has definitely got some moves on him.

 https://youtu.be/ZvNfn1CBoSs

 

 

 

 Check out New Father Chronicles. These videos are hilarious, there’s about three years of him doing interviews with his two daughters, who are two and five. Don’t worry, there’s translations of their babytalk. The daughters of La Guardia Cross are extremely cute and deeply funny, and I love watching his weekly interactions with them. He’s such a great father, even though he made T-shirts and Hoodies out of the image of his baby girl falling out of his office chair. I feel bad for laughing at this, but I really would love to have that Hoodie (in blue.)

 

 

 

 

 

 I am not a fan of Drake, exactly, but I do occasionally like a song or two. I love this video because I’m totally little girl crushing on at least half the women featured in it, like Trace Ellis-Ross, Misty Copeland, Tiffany Haddish, and Letitia Wright!

 

 

Have a happy week and a happy Turkeyday!