bubblesvsme:

taiganaut:

If you EVER say Chun-Li’s thighs are too big ima get my thighs that big and when i’m done in 14 years i’ll kick you in the THROAT

OK. Can I comment on her dressing style/hair style?

I actually wanted to get back to you on this. Street Fighter II was one of the most influential games of all time in defining the Japanese and North American 2-player fighting genre, and Chun-Li is credited as introducing strong women to video games much like Ellen Ripley and Sarah Connor in the Alien and Terminator movies did for American cinema in the 1980s. Yes this is nerdy, but since she and Blanka are my favorite characters and I spent hours playing this game as a kid, I feel no shame. :)

My only issue with the images above is the “breasts don’t work that way” problem with the one on the lower-right. Granted, “thighs don’t work that way” on the lower left, but they’re less culturally sexualized in the west, and in Chun-Li’s case, her insane thighs are a defining aspect of both her character and of gameplay, as all her power moves are kicks, relying on female lower body strength.

(There are entire tumblrs out there dedicated to critiquing how women are portrayed in character art - one of them was involved in a copyright battle with a third-rate comic artist last week.)

This is from the Street Fighter wiki:

Appearance

Chun-Li’s appearance has differed several times in the Street Fighter series, as well as in official art and cameos she has made in other works. She is known for her very muscular thighs.

Clothing

Chun-Li wears a qipao, a Chinese dress imported over from Manchuria that became popular among girls during the early 20th century. Her outfit is modified to allow a far wider range of movement than a normal qipao. She also wears white combat boots and a blue leotard with dark brown sheer pantyhose and blue panties underneath with her qipao. Her qipao is blue with golden accents. She was originally supposed to wear a peach-colored qipao, as seen in her in-game profile and ending in the original Street Fighter II.

During the period covered in Street Fighter Alpha, she wore an embroidered vest, unitard and athletic shoes, as well as studded wristbands. It is unclear why she chose to stop using this outfit and switch to the qipao in subsequent Street Fighter games. With the switch to the qipao, she also swapped her wristbands for large spiked bracelets. In the Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation movie, her vest has changed to red instead of blue.

In various official art, she has also been shown in her police outfit, as well as (presumably) her favorite casual attire: a varsity-style jacket, T-shirt, jeans and white tennis shoes. It has been shown in some official art that when wearing her casual attire she also wears her Alpha wristbands.

Hairstyle

Her hairstyle is called “ox horns”, a typical style in which Chinese children dress their hair; depictions of girls in Chinese paintings frequently show girls in ox horns.

During the Alpha series, she chose to wear them unadorned, while in the remaining games, she uses silk brocades and ribbons to cover them, colored white to signify the mourning of her father. These silk brocades and ribbons that cover them are sometimes called bao.

lacigreen:

alltsar:

to everyone saying “what has happened to our world”

sad reality.

lacigreen:

alltsar:

to everyone saying “what has happened to our world”

sad reality.

pernellc:

@RussellWebster: Now they just say “Support ‘our’ police” and everyone knows what they mean. http://t.co/b10zWkXDll

pernellc:

@RussellWebster: Now they just say “Support ‘our’ police” and everyone knows what they mean. http://t.co/b10zWkXDll

(via abagond)

HEY GUYS I AM DELETING THIS ACCOUNT, THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING AND SUPPORTING ME HERE. I WILL STILL HAVE MY PERSONAL TUMBLR SO GO FOLLOW ME THERE IF YOU DON’T ALREADY. <3

lovemakers:

thinandbones:

thinandbones:

lovemakers.tumblr.com

If you have been following me for a long time then you may have noticed (over the past couple of years) a complete shift in the theme & motive of this blog.
When I started this blog in jr high/high school i was spiraling into a really bad eating disorder that basically consumed every thing i did. I supported and was supported by a very unhealthy community of people on here that were “pro-ana / pro-mia”, and although I have tried to get as far away from that as possible I still can’t help but feel that it will always somehow be a part of this blog.
Now that I have been in recover for almost two years my blog has been more health and fitness focused but I feel that at this point in my recovery it is not helping me but is only holding me back. I hope you all can understand and respect my choices.
I hope for nothing but the best for all of you in your own journeys & if you ever need somebody to talk to I will still have my personal Tumblr and would be more than happy to hear from you (good or bad) over there!

you guys I’m really proud of myself for this <3

You should be. Congratulations! <3

micdotcom:

The largest group on the government’s terrorist watch list have one absurd thing in common

There are 680,000 people in the U.S. government’s terrorist screening database. But it turns out you don’t exactly need to be an actual terrorist to make the cut.

A copy of the watch list leaked to the Intercept revealed that 280,000 people — more than 40% of the database — have “no recognized terrorist group affiliation.”

Is it really making us safer? 

(via ilovecharts)

Old media.

It seems Reuters and MSNBC both missed that video I’ve been yelling about - one of many from independent journalists and people with cameras on scene.

The New York Times takes a practical stance, the Boston fucking Herald clinically dissects Obama’s vaporous statements.

but that local news station tho. (TL;DR: better coverage from KTSP Eyewitness News™ than from Reuters whom I’d deluded myself into thinking was decent)

I haven’t looked at much on KMOV, but one of their reporters tweeted that they gave up after being fired on with tear gas and illuminated with laser pointers.

Again. Find the indie feeds and decide for your fucking self who is starting shit; then think critically about why. I’m still working on that myself, and I’ve gone through a number of opinions and levels of certainty as new information comes out - mostly from independent journalists and random people with data uplinks. Like me, at Occupy PDX, with 3 fucking headlamps, a flashlight and a 4G phone streaming in case they smashed it.

Looks like the 99% learned a bit about information warfare from Occupy, even if it was crushed in a coordinated, nationwide federal action. (That’s a “real journalistic source,” BTW - Naomi Wolf of The Telegraph. Do read on.)

Ubiquitous computing doesn’t hurt, either; they can shut down the data networks, but I can store 128GB of evidence on a card the size of my pinky fingernail.

meatsingularity:

The Ferguson riots thrown into some perspective. This clip is worth watching to the end; it’s not just for humor value. John Oliver ends up bringing up some proven details of what’s going on there right now that the mainstream media is, by and large, conveniently ignoring.

At the very end, the governor’s patronizing descent into taking away the public’s favorite toys, until they can prove themselves worthy, is very much worth notice, too. Since when have people that deal with human elements, not to mention human crisis, so badly, belonged in positions of authority?

Pay close attention to the Jay Nixon part as mentioned above. “Pissed off vice-principal at an assembly” indeed. Way to fucking patronize.