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I am a bit uneasy with the american dichotomy White/POC. Yeah the Salty Dornish are described like southern europeans in the books and that's important, since europeans are not all pale/scandinavian looking. Yes it is important to have representation for POC, but it's not like in order to obtain that we should erase many people who are just considered "white" and already represented but they actually are not. Also in other media set in ancient times the greeks and romans look like irish...

Anonymous

I’m not sure what you’re getting at here.

-J

3 hours ago on September 22nd | J | 0 notes
Fandom, after all, is born of a balance between fascination and frustration: if media content didn’t fascinate us, there would be no desire to engage with it; but if it didn’t frustrate us on some level, there would be no drive to rewrite or remake it.
Henry Jenkins, Convergence Culture, 2006. (via bigbangthesis)
1 day ago on September 20th | J | 14,186 notes
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A BREAK IN OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING TO BRING YOU A RANT

beximilian:

I’ve tried to be quiet about the continual FanSided/wicnet nonsense because it hasn’t really been my place to complain and, well, I fired off about this on Twitter already, also my sleep schedule is way off, but Fansided (who ru[i]n[ed] wicnet) are fucking liars and I have goddamn HAD IT.

They are claiming that they have never deleted comments and that is a fucking lie. I HAVE SCREENSHOTS OF THEM DELETING COMMENTS. They deleted one of my comments and FURY FOUND IT IN THE TRASH AND RESTORED IT.

What comment? You might ask. Well. In their now infamous series of drinks posts they had something along the lines of a “Tiny Tyriontini” or some bullshit like that. They used a tiny plastic martini glass and the hostess mugged with it in the video screenshot.

I found this very offensive. I took time planning and crafting a comment for this. I called them out and ended along the lines of “What’s next? An ableist appletini?”

I thought this was an appropriate way to point out the offensiveness without being unprofessional and while maintaining a level of sarcasm. This comment was quickly DELETED and an EMAIL was sent to the EIC bitching about a site contributor making such a remark!

I despise censorship and the fact that they covered up someone pointing out a bad post in general is awful. So to pretend like you didn’t fucking do anything is incredibly insulting especially when you got on the case of the EIC who didn’t have anything to do with it. Those motherfuckers could have emailed ME. I was the one who made the comment, right? I probably would have sent them links about ableism and sensitivity but whatever.

And let’s not even get into how I didn’t get a single fucking thank you for 20 recap posts that were completed /on time/ during the season and that I originated video recap posts, adding to their precious fucking quota. I could break down how much work all that entailed but fuck it! I’m the invisible woman. I didn’t leave the site right away to see if I could support the EIC (and to look at all the comments they were deleting lol you assholes) but I was not contacted ONCE by ANYONE so after fruitless conversations initiated by myself I fucking bounced.

So have fun being liars with shit content and no traffic. Fuck off into the sunset and farewell.

Rawr.

whoa. Writer at WinterisComing.net calls out ableist content on the site via content and her comment is deleted by the suits who purchased the site earlier this year. Then there’s a mass exodus of writers from the site.

-M

2 days ago on September 20th | J | 56 notes
nikolas-ilic:

Ok I lied, one last print for CTN I figured I should make it a set of eight. gameofthronesdaily gameofthrones gameofthrones-fanart

nikolas-ilic:

Ok I lied, one last print for CTN I figured I should make it a set of eight. gameofthronesdaily gameofthrones gameofthrones-fanart

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Batten down the hatches as the Fat Pink Cast staggers back in with more Fall TV news.   But first, it wouldn’t be Fat Pink Cast without a deconstruction of race and representation in Game of Thrones—especially in light of the recent Dorne casting (Arianne who?)  

Next up, Marissa interviews the cast of Sleepy Hollow (!!!) straight from the San Diego Comic Con press line.  (Yes, she’s the awkward one asking about diversity.)

Last but not least, Jonelle and Sade explain exactly what is a Draeden and what makes one special.  (Hint: not a vampire)

HERE’S WHAT YOU MISSED LAST TIME AROUND:

Episode 40: Fall 2014 TV Preview

Fat Pink Cast reviews a ton of upcoming Fall Pilots!   Find out which on was our surprise favorite!

WHAT’S UP NEXT:

It’s anyone’s game.  More Sleepy Pink Cast?   Outlander preview? And our in-the-can deconstruction of GRRM’s “Mercy” preview chapter…

As always, you can always catch us on our tumblr or on itunes under FatPinkCast!

3 days ago on September 19th | J | 31 notes
Obligatory Catelyn Stark Appreciation Submission. #TeamCatelyn <3

Anonymous

4 days ago on September 18th | J | 15 notes
I really have to take issue with this: “the Western portion of the world, Westeros - the rich and civilized portion.” This isn’t true.

1. Westeros is poorer and less economically developed than Essos. It’s far less urbanized than Essos. It’s an exporter primarily of natural resources and can’t produce the advanced manufactured goods it imports from the Free Cities. Its financial system is really quite crude, especially in comparison to the large banks and insurance companies of Braavos. It has very few roads and none of them Valyrian; main thoroughfares like the Kingsroad don’t have bridges over major rivers but use fords instead; it lacks internal canals to connect major river systems.

2. Westeros is less politically developed. It’s only been politically unified for 300 years, and even that weak feudal state is extremely shaky and may not survive. Essos has had continent-spanning empires that lasted for thousands of years. It has much more diversity of political systems - republics with separation of powers and political parties, merchant oligarchies, elected tyrants, etc.

3. Westeros is considered less culturally developed. Essosi call Westerosi unwashed barbarians, referring to them by the inaccurate title of “Andals.” (reminds me of the way Americans and Europeans labeled various nationalities by incorrect names because they didn’t speak the language) The Essosi of the Free Cities are the blood of Old Valyria; the Ghiscari have their empire, the Dothraki have their prophecies of manifest destiny, and the Qartheen are the pureblooded descendants of the greatest city that ever was or ever will be. Westerosi nobles are sent to the Free Cities to get culturally enriched, not the other way around. In terms of cultural production, most mummers are imported from Essos, as Westeros has no tradition of theater.

When engaging with ASOIAF, you have to analyze the world of Planetos as it is, rather than automatically applying heuristics based on our own world. Assuming that west = rich, civilized, and east = the Other (because that’s how it’s been presented in the past) is falling into the same essentialist trap that Edward Said and others are critiquing.
racefortheironthrone, discussing how Westeros is not culturally superior to Essos (via racefortheironthrone)
4 days ago on September 17th | J | 1,268 notes
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Kids Reenact Emmy-Nominated TV Shows (Game of Thrones)[x].

5 days ago on September 16th | J | 5,274 notes
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our-destinies-entwined:

Sleepy Hollow season 1 | Gag Reel 

You’re welcome :D

5 days ago on September 16th | J | 780 notes
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fireandlunch:

fireandlunch:

Kick off NYCC with fans of Game of Thrones at Fire and Lunch’s 3rd Annual MootCon! Drink, trade theories, argue about when GRRM will finish The Winds of Winter and make a few toasts to Jon Snow! Guests will also have the chance to win Game of Thrones themed prizes from some of our favorite Etsy artists.Come claim your guest right at the Twins Pub, Thursday, October 9th! RSVP hereTwins Pub421 9th AveOn 9th between 33rd and 34th Street6:30pm - 11pm
The Twins Pub is 21 and over. Please note this bar does card.

One month from today!

fireandlunch:

fireandlunch:

Kick off NYCC with fans of Game of Thrones at Fire and Lunch’s 3rd Annual MootCon! Drink, trade theories, argue about when GRRM will finish The Winds of Winter and make a few toasts to Jon Snow! Guests will also have the chance to win Game of Thrones themed prizes from some of our favorite Etsy artists.

Come claim your guest right at the Twins Pub, Thursday, October 9th! RSVP here

Twins Pub
421 9th Ave
On 9th between 33rd and 34th Street
6:30pm - 11pm

The Twins Pub is 21 and over. Please note this bar does card.

One month from today!

1 week ago on September 9th | J | 33 notes