Now presenting, in its full, complete, and downloadable glory, the Racism and Middle Earth series! This six part guide to Tolkien and Racism collects relevant tidbits from Tolkien’s own writings (from the most familiar to the most obscure) in order to highlight what the most problematic and the most potential-ridden parts of Middle Earth are, and outlines how we, as fans, can make Middle Earth a better place for characters of all ethnicities.
Each chapter is summarized in the photos above. The series can be downloaded as a .pdf, .ibook, or text-only .pdf (warning: the text version is not pretty, and is missing some important maps, so use only as a last resort.) I’ve also got a list of articles, essays, and blog posts on the subject of Middle Earth and racism here, for anyone wanting to learn more, or just looking for a different perspective/take on the issue.
(For those who read the original blog posts, there have been a few changes to this final version - mainly additions made to Part I.)
Vogue’s Model Wall: Park Soo Joo
People are judging me too quickly just because I have blonde hair. But at the same time, let them, you know? I’m me, so…
excuse me, can i get a couple of ice cubes in here please
sure, a couple of ice cubes coming up!
here you go
hhaah… april fools!!!!
WHAT DID YHYOU DDO TO MY DRINK???!?!?!?!?
you asksed for a couple of ice cubes in your drink, and i only put in one!!!
i guess that is pretty funny
I decided to make custom R/B sprites for the current Twitch Plays Pokemon team! They’re transparent! Feel free to use them anywhere you like, you don’t have to credit, but it’d be really nice if you did. :>
aaabaaajss (Bird Jesus): Obviously looking holy, the laurels in beak represent victory.
AATTVVV (All-Terrain-Venomoth): Self-explanatory.
AAAAAAAAAA (King Fonz): AAAAAAAAAAyy
OMANYTE (LORD HELIX): The appointed god of TPP, risen from the Lord Helix. It’s facing away from the viewer because it is guiding Red.
AIIIIIIRRR (Air Jordan): Ready to SURF some waves and shoot some hoops.
AA-j (Double-A Jay): Also known as “Archangel of Justice.” It’s the battery bird, who’s had both positive and negative affects on Red’s adventure.
"The idea of fame or recognition, I don’t want that at all. I love acting because you discover billions of things about yourself, you feel so free, like a bird, but suddenly that bird gets caged. Because you’re always hiding, in that sense."Suraj Sharma for Mr Porter, 2013. Photographs by Mark Sanders.
drag the top image over the bottom image to watch it animate
Artist ANITABLING (Ana Bidart)
Ana’s work is uses both natural and unnatural materials, and what I find the more compelling is her use of foam sheets to create this giant, flowing sculpture.
i rely on dry shampoo way more than i probably should