"You’re so pretty considering you’re a black girl."
"You should be glad I found you pretty, most black girls are ratchet and ugly"
"Why are you girls so angry?"
"You can’t twerk? I’m revoking your black card."
"You’re being racist, I’m white and I suffer too "
"Wow, I didn’t expect you to be so smart"
"You’re so more mannered than the rest of them"
"She’s from this town, BUT she’s not like them. She’s smart."
"You should relax your hair because you look less threatening and radical with it"
"You can’t Cosplay that character, they’re not black."
*Snatches my headphones out of my ear* “which rapper is this? I can’t understand him” probably BC it’s Japanese.
" Black people can’t speak Japanese. Why are you studying Japanese? They are more racist than Americans""That’s not your kid? You don’t have to lie. I know ya have kids young"
The Adventures of Prince Achmen.
The oldest surviving animated film in history.
Nonono, you don’t understand how AWESOME this movie is
because it’s not done by a big production firm, or someone with a name as big as Walt Disney, no
the writer and “mind” behind this film was a WOMAN
yes, my dear tumblr peeps, the very first trick animator in the world was a young German woman who had an idea, and enough friends and time to make a feature-length animated film. And it took her three years
because the way this movie (and some shorter works she actually did before Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) are done is really, really complex. You see those leaves, and the hair of the figures? Yes.
That’s hand-cut paper.
Lotte Reiniger - that’s her name, my friends - always loved the art beind the Chinese shadow puppetry, and after she heard a lecture by Paul Wegener (famous vor the early movies Der Golem and Der Student von Prag) about the possibilites of animated movies, she wanted to combine these two things.
And guys, how she combined it…
Most of the puppets and scenerey she made all by herself. Her friends set up a special table that was lighted from underneath, and in the later movies she would even change the colours of the background mid-scene to change the atmosphere. Above it was a camera, shooting photos of the scenes that she moved milimetre for milimetre for those 16 pictures per second she needed for her movie.
Which makes Die Abenteuer von Prinz Achmed not only the first animated feature-length movie, but also the first stop-motion movie.
as a side note, this film is fucking beautiful and you can watch THE ENTIRE FUCKING THING ON YOUTUBE RIGHT HERE AND I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO BECAUSE THIS SHIT IS SO IMPORTANT and I also encourage everyone to stop reblogging this gif without the original accompanied text or other words that indicates what it is at all (it showed up on my dash three times before I saw this post and I hate everything), the artist deserves credit for their hard fucking work (in this case, three fucking years of it) so stop being little shits and just leave the damn source, and by the damn source I don’t mean your damn blog
I literally cannot fucking BELIEVE some of the people on this god forsaken website.
HAHAHAH “disney isn’t racist anymore! look at these characters that are brown from really racist movies like Pocahontas and Aladdin! sooo not racist nope nope nope”
Go Forth and Educate Yourselves!
I’d also highly recommend watching the Jane Elliot Brown-eye/Blue-eye experiments, which can be found here:
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pv8mCHbOrs (Part 1)
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neEVoFODQOE (Part 2 - Has very important points on Reverse Racism and how it doesn’t exist, and it also dismantles the “We All Bleed Red” mentality.)
The Bristol Psalter
f. 89r: The capture of David by Philistines in Gath.
Greece (11th Century/1000s)
105 x 85 mm (text space: 70 x 60 mm).
Psalter with 14 odes and the apocryphal Psalm 151.
David’s hair here is kind of amazing, and it seems like the Philistines have noticed.
His hair continues to be perfect in the next folio as well:
f. 90v: David in the cave of Adullam.
JUST LOOK AT IT
*black people with guns*
*arab people with guns*
*white people with guns*
well you know, that's our second amendment right. so...