Have you ever thought to yourself “fuck i love that magic song about wanting to marry a girl but her father disapproves, but it’d be so much better covered by a girl without changing the pronouns” because IF SO I have the cover for you.
omg this is 1 million x better the original is way too much 2 dudes arguing over possession of a lady its so much patriarchial bullshit a woman singing it brings a whole new level of realness of the pain of inlaws witholding their approval / blessing
Veteran Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki discussed the famed animation house’s future in a documentary broadcast by the TBS network on its “Jonetsu Tairiku” program on Sunday evening.
Suzuki talked about the need for “big changes in all aspects of our operations.” One possibility he mentioned was a hiatus in the production department and taking what he described as a “short break” to assess the studio’s future.
He added that it “would be possible for us to keep making films indefinitely.”
Such short breaks are common in the Japanese animation business, in which companies hire animators on a per-project basis and dissolve the production teams, save for a few key staff, when the project is completed.
Studio Ghilbi was unusual in retaining a large number of full-time staff by industry standards, with annual personnel expenses totaling nearly $20 million by one estimate.
But with the retirement of studio maestro and co-founder Hayao Miyazaki (pictured) in September of last year, Studio Ghilbi lost his fabled box office clout. Its latest feature, Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s “When Marnie Was There,” is expected to finish with about $36 million, which makes it a solid hit, but Miyazaki’s films would routinely top the $100 million mark. His last feature prior to retiring, “The Wind Rises,” finished with nearly $120 million. So as Suzuki noted, the studio has to economize; now that it has become a more normal studio by local standards.
A post to an English-language blog subsequently picked up by other media, wrongly reported Suzuki as announcing Studio Ghibli’s closure and dissolution. The death of Japan’s most famous animation house, to paraphrase Mark Twain, has been greatly exaggerated.
July 28th, 2014: Out and about in New York City
im gonna fuckin throw up
Okay, okay calm down, people.
While you are all losing your mind over ‘cultural appropriation” of an Indian dress, nobody actually consulted THE INDIANS.
In our country, if a foreigner wears an Indian saree, we actually appreciate it. It shows that the foreigner respects us enough to try our clothes. And the saree, mind you, is not a religious thing. Hindus can wear sarees, Muslims can wear sarees, Sikh’s can wear sarees, Jain’s can wear sarees and so on.
Like Americans have short dresses, compare that with sarees. Going to a party? Saree. Going to temple? Saree, and so on.
Some Indians wear it, some don’t. Some hate it and think its oppressing, some love embracing the unique style.
Point is, don’t hate on her for wearing this. Don’t hate on anyone for wearing sarees or any variations of sarees. We love to see others embracing our culture. Why do you think we open our gates to allow everyone to practice yoga and find spiritual meaning?
Culture is not meant to be kept within four walls, it should be spread.
I did not know this. That is really interesting to find out. Thanks for the information.
"Culture is not meant to be kept within four walls, it should be spread."
No. Just no. Nothing in this post is good or right. Fuck lady gaga for wearing this, fuck the native Desis who are co-signing this, fuck any desi or any POC who is okay with fucking letting whites get away with shit like this.
If you can’t hold white people accountable for their bullshit white assholery, then fuck you. Fuck you and fuck any solidarity you expect from us.
Just because some ignorant fuck desi is too uneducated and lazy to educate themselves on why this is harmful and marginalizing to already oppressed communities doesn’t mean you get to go scott-free for fuckshit like this.
These pictures were taken outside her home in NYC what the fuck are you taking about “In our country, if a foreigner wears an Indian saree, we actually appreciate it”. She is legitimately wearing this as a costume and has no regards to Indian customs. Also if someone ever justifies actions that are incredibly offensive to a marginalized group of people by appointing themselves as the voice of said group DON’T LISTEN TO THEM.
^ THIS! If as an Indian, I am not allowed or I am SHUNNED for wearing MY TRADITIONAL clothes (including Sarees) out and about, then NO FUCKING WAY DO YOU GET TO DO IT! Fuck that shit. When my mom and I would run into get something from the grocery store after church (I go to a Indian church where everyone wears traditional indian outfits), we are stared at and whispered at. Noone in my church goes out in their traditional clothes because they are ashamed of it. SO FUCK YOU for giving permission to do that and FUCK THEM for approrpriating every sacred thing while shaming us for them (BINDI, HENNA, SAREE, FOOD, JEWELLERY…need I go on?)
Also, dont fucking act like we dont feel legitimized when non-Indian “celebrities” wear our shit. THAT IS EXACTLY WHY ITS CULTURAL APPROPRIATION! BECAUSE WE NEED WHITE PEOPLE TO LEGITIMIZE OUR OWN CULTURE!
I feel like if Marvel doesn’t release a Dancing Potted Groot toy, they are missing a tremendous opportunity.