Celluloid Blonde

the other sometimes suspect musings of max adams
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epicaistar:

Very happy how it turned out.:)

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epicaistar:

Very happy how it turned out.:)

I love that.

AFW Guest post from writer Richard Dane Scott talking about the biggest mistakes new writers make at film conferences:  15 Warning Signs You Might Be THAT Guy - AFW http://ow.ly/ADEWV

AFW Guest post from writer Richard Dane Scott talking about the biggest mistakes new writers make at film conferences:  15 Warning Signs You Might Be THAT Guy - AFW http://ow.ly/ADEWV

Messages

Hmm, apparently I have no clue how private messages work in Tumblr. 

Q
Max, it's Michael. Follow me back or I will force you to ride around in my car until we get into a horrible accident. And I know you know the likely hood of that happening is very high. Also I really like all your photos that have your book photoshopped into them, they make me laugh.
A

Wow, I totally missed this, Michael.  I only saw it now because of a Feruson message.  That is so wrong.  But I don’t check Tumblr a lot and didn’t actually know there was a message feature till now.  How are you doing?

Q
I don't want to add this to the post because I think it's derailing it a bit. But putting " mental health" in quotations like that is a form of delegitimizing mental illness and psychiatric trauma. Mental illness is very serious and it kills. And the I don't see color thing ignores the fact that it's anti black oppression taking place in Ferguson. And that color blind rhetoric as a whole is something that many POC have called out as an issue.
A

I understand your objection.  But I won’t take the quotes back.  Mental illness is serious and it does kill.  But right now, bullets and tear gas and police are killing people.  Not mental illness.  And there is a real danger the media will start saying all of this is the result of some “mentally ill” kid throwing a water bottle and try to make it all go away.  That cannot happen.  Mental illness is real and a life and death issue.  But mental illness is not the Ferguson issue.

pricelessgallery:

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That is the most tasteless, offensive post I have ever seen — and I’m a cyborg, as in, I’ve been on the internet a long fucking time and have seen a lot of offensive tasteless internet stuff.
Let me dial up my dead grandmother, who died of cancer, and dead grandfather, who died of cancer, and my dead great grandmother, who also died of cancer, oh also my dead father, and you know, my mother, she’s not dead yet, but getting there — dying of cancer.  I’ll ask them all if using master card and eating pasta might have made or make a difference.  I’m pretty sure it won’t.  I’m pretty sure I’ll still get to watch each and every one of them eaten alive by cancer until they die.

But cute ad campaign.  You fucks. View high resolution

pricelessgallery:

Together we can #GetTogether for a Priceless Cause! Dine out with your MasterCard and you’ll help Stand Up To Cancer. Join the cause!

Artwork by Samantha Lee

That is the most tasteless, offensive post I have ever seen — and I’m a cyborg, as in, I’ve been on the internet a long fucking time and have seen a lot of offensive tasteless internet stuff.

Let me dial up my dead grandmother, who died of cancer, and dead grandfather, who died of cancer, and my dead great grandmother, who also died of cancer, oh also my dead father, and you know, my mother, she’s not dead yet, but getting there — dying of cancer.  I’ll ask them all if using master card and eating pasta might have made or make a difference.  I’m pretty sure it won’t.  I’m pretty sure I’ll still get to watch each and every one of them eaten alive by cancer until they die.

But cute ad campaign.  You fucks.

ableism, silence, and ferguson

runaway-muse:

secretandroid:

i am seeing a whole lot of concern about the mental health of white people who are staying silent about ferguson, and virtually none (at least not from white folks) about the mental health of the residents of ferguson, and other black people who do not have the privilege to…

The fact that this has coincided with Robin Williams suicide and the ableist attitudes toward the mentally ill that many people hold coming out makes this whole thing even more unfortunate. A lot of people with mental illness got really triggered by hearing themselves be dragged through the mud for being depressed, suicidal etc, or even told that they should kill themselves in some cases.

And I think a lot of those people got so wound up in that hurt that everything just felt raw and painful. Sensitivity got raised in general for a lot of people as they felt attacked and threatened.


The balance between being actually triggered by the combination of pain many are feeling from other events and fucking needing to acknowledge the racism and police brutality going on is a tight rope.

But those of us dealing with mental illness need to realize that while the ableism we face is atrocious and wrong mental illness is not just a white issue. And beyond that the events in Ferguson are going to leave a lot of people with PTSD. And we have white privilege that allows us to care more about and focus on the issues with ableism than racism if we choose to .

Be mad about the ableism that happens in the world. But don’t forget or ignore the serious oppression and infractions of human rights going on.

I’m white.  I’m not concerned about my “mental health” or the “mental health” of residents of Ferguson, white, black, orange, blue, neon red or green.  I am worried about people staying alive.  After this is over?  Then I’ll worry about people’s mental health.  Right now I’m worried about life and limb, and I don’t care what color those limbs are.

bikenesmith:

im really tired of europeans on here reblogging posts about racism in america and adding shocked disapproving comments like “get it together america lol” as if there isn’t an enormous amount of racism in europe and as if it wasn’t the europeans that first colonized the new world that planted the seed of racism in north america

You could mention to the UK peeps the USA saved their asses from Germany in a war that was entirely based on racism and ask them how they’re doing with that anti-semitism thing these days. 

(via runaway-muse)

Ferguson

I would really, really, like to just go do my job and live my life and ignore all things political.  I’ve been involved with things political before.  It didn’t matter.  The stupid slept.  The enraged attacked.  The indoctrinated got pissed if you implied they were wrong — or cheered you on, mostly for the wrong reasons, if they thought you agreed with them.  Nothing changed.  No one woke up.  Also I hate politics.  But there are times when something so wrong is happening, I can’t do that.  I have to stop, watch, and forward.  Because, even if people will not “see”?  At least it must be there for people to see.

celinedionsnumber2fan:

evnw:

mrnes:

Marshal law in full effect there wow #mikebrown #ferguson

what…

the fuck
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celinedionsnumber2fan:

evnw:

mrnes:

Marshal law in full effect there wow #mikebrown #ferguson

what…

the fuck

(via runaway-muse)

BREAKING: Egypt urges US restraint in Ferguson

monosexuals:

lovevlife:

pattilahell:

lifesentences:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Egypt’s government has called on US authorities to show restraint against protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.

It said it was “closely following the escalation of protests” after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman on 9 August.

The statement echoes US President Barack Obama’s comments during Egypt’s crackdown on protesters in 2013.

Correspondents say the criticism is unusual since Egypt gets about $1.5bn (£1bn) in aid from the US every year.

President Obama is under increasing pressure to bring an end to the violent scenes in the St Louis suburb.

It is now 10 days since Michael Brown’s death, which sparked mass demonstrations.

Jay Nixon, the governor of Missouri, has ordered the National Guard to support police operations, but violence flared again on Monday night, with law enforcement officers arresting 31 people.

Police officers point their weapons at demonstrators protesting against the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri - 18 August 2014The unrest continued on Monday night, with police firing tear gas at crowds of demonstrators

The statement from Egypt’s foreign ministry followed a similar call from United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon, who called on Missouri police to abide by “US and international standards”.

Iran added its voice to the criticism, with Majid Takht-Ravanchi, the deputy foreign minister for European and American Affairs, saying the unrest was a sign of “the phenomenon of racism” in the West.

Meanwhile Chinese state news agency Xinhua said that despite the US playing the role of an international human rights defender, the clashes showed “there is still much room for improvement at home”.

"Obviously, what the United States needs to do is to concentrate on solving its own problems rather than always pointing fingers at others," the Xinhua editorial added.

Can we just get into the bold real quick… 

All these reads

ooop. 

also police records show they arrested 78 people, not 31 like the police claimed. Only 3 were arrested for something other than “refusing to disperse”

(via runaway-muse)

Ferguson?

I’m worried about the Ferguson people.  I’ve been watching their streams and they all just went silent.  Did all the art people just wake up and start posting and clog the stream, or did all the Ferguson people just get cut off?

Can’t.  Stop.  Laughing.  Help! View high resolution

Can’t.  Stop.  Laughing.  Help!

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