ramblr
a 20-something year old living in cali-somewhere
ramblr
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la-beaute—de-pandore:

Jim Goldberg
USA. San Francisco. 1992-1993. Confiscated objects.
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nprbooks:

Our buddies over at Code Switch are taking a look at a very exciting new development in comics — the return of the Green Turtle!

For the first time since the 1940s, the Green Turtle is returning to comic bookshelves. The long-forgotten character has been resurrected in The Shadow Hero, a new graphic novel about what many comic fans consider the first Asian-American superhero.
"He’s like a classic, American World War II hero," says cartoonist Gene Luen Yang, who collaborated with illustrator Sonny Liew on The Shadow Hero.

You remember Gene Yang from last year’s shattering Boxers & Saints. In terms of his fellow superheroes, Yang says the Green Turtle is more Bruce Wayne than Clark Kent. “He doesn’t have any explicit superpowers in the original books. But he’s very agile,” Yang explains.

Yang wrote The Shadow Hero to finally give the Green Turtle an origin story and an explanation for his — let’s be honest — not-so-heroic-sounding name.
" ‘Turtle head’ is an insult in Chinese," says Yang, who is Chinese-American and adds that his parents would always tell him to not wear green hats. "There’s a saying about wearing green hats, which means you are a cuckold."
So, instead, Yang connected the Green Turtle to the celestial tortoise, one of four guardian animal spirits of Chinese mythology.

An enduring mystery around the series is whether creator Chu Hing wanted the Green Turtle to be Chinese-American like himself. Rumor has it the publisher didn’t want an Asian superhero as World War II was raging in the pacific — so the Green Turtle always wore a mask.

Yang’s new graphic novel firmly establishes the Green Turtle as Asian-American, unmasking the superhero as a teenager named Hank Chu, the American-born son of Chinese immigrants living in the Chinatown of a fictional city on California’s coast in the 1930s.
Hank transforms from a scrawny neighborhood kid into one of his city’s top crime-fighters. But in the end, he’s still caught between Chinatown and the world outside.
"Every superhero has this superhero identity and a civilian identity," Yang explains. "A lot of their lives are about code switching. It’s about switching from one mode of expectations to another mode of expectations. And I really think that mirrors something in the immigrant’s kid’s life."

Time to pay a visit to my friendly local comic store, I think!
— Petra
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rabbitatrest:

BURGERS VS. BURRITOS VS. HOT DOGS VS. PIZZA 2014
rabbitatrest:

BURGERS VS. BURRITOS VS. HOT DOGS VS. PIZZA 2014
rabbitatrest:

BURGERS VS. BURRITOS VS. HOT DOGS VS. PIZZA 2014
rabbitatrest:

BURGERS VS. BURRITOS VS. HOT DOGS VS. PIZZA 2014
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theacademy:

"I am (and I have always been) a weird guy. And my mind doesn’t function completely in the real world. I have to have, every day, abstract myself into a language of fable and monsters to try to manage and understand - at the world means. I interpret the good and the bad in our lives through monsters and parables that I find help me grasp who we are, or how we can make sense of this life we have. And to compliment that, my office, every morning I leave my family home and I go to my office, which consists largely of 11,000 square feet of books and weird objects of art, and I am constantly inspired by the paintings surrounding me, the objects surrounding me, or the books I have read or read every day. It’s fun. And to finalize it, I would say, the final part of this is I think that in order to create movies, you should not solely be inspired by movies. It is important to enrich your storytelling language with every form of storytelling media that resonates with you. It can be a fairy tale, a classic book, or a video game, or a painting in a museum, it makes no difference, as long as it stimulates your storytelling drive.” - Guillermo del Toro from his Reddit AMA today.
theacademy:

"I am (and I have always been) a weird guy. And my mind doesn’t function completely in the real world. I have to have, every day, abstract myself into a language of fable and monsters to try to manage and understand - at the world means. I interpret the good and the bad in our lives through monsters and parables that I find help me grasp who we are, or how we can make sense of this life we have. And to compliment that, my office, every morning I leave my family home and I go to my office, which consists largely of 11,000 square feet of books and weird objects of art, and I am constantly inspired by the paintings surrounding me, the objects surrounding me, or the books I have read or read every day. It’s fun. And to finalize it, I would say, the final part of this is I think that in order to create movies, you should not solely be inspired by movies. It is important to enrich your storytelling language with every form of storytelling media that resonates with you. It can be a fairy tale, a classic book, or a video game, or a painting in a museum, it makes no difference, as long as it stimulates your storytelling drive.” - Guillermo del Toro from his Reddit AMA today.
theacademy:

"I am (and I have always been) a weird guy. And my mind doesn’t function completely in the real world. I have to have, every day, abstract myself into a language of fable and monsters to try to manage and understand - at the world means. I interpret the good and the bad in our lives through monsters and parables that I find help me grasp who we are, or how we can make sense of this life we have. And to compliment that, my office, every morning I leave my family home and I go to my office, which consists largely of 11,000 square feet of books and weird objects of art, and I am constantly inspired by the paintings surrounding me, the objects surrounding me, or the books I have read or read every day. It’s fun. And to finalize it, I would say, the final part of this is I think that in order to create movies, you should not solely be inspired by movies. It is important to enrich your storytelling language with every form of storytelling media that resonates with you. It can be a fairy tale, a classic book, or a video game, or a painting in a museum, it makes no difference, as long as it stimulates your storytelling drive.” - Guillermo del Toro from his Reddit AMA today.
theacademy:

"I am (and I have always been) a weird guy. And my mind doesn’t function completely in the real world. I have to have, every day, abstract myself into a language of fable and monsters to try to manage and understand - at the world means. I interpret the good and the bad in our lives through monsters and parables that I find help me grasp who we are, or how we can make sense of this life we have. And to compliment that, my office, every morning I leave my family home and I go to my office, which consists largely of 11,000 square feet of books and weird objects of art, and I am constantly inspired by the paintings surrounding me, the objects surrounding me, or the books I have read or read every day. It’s fun. And to finalize it, I would say, the final part of this is I think that in order to create movies, you should not solely be inspired by movies. It is important to enrich your storytelling language with every form of storytelling media that resonates with you. It can be a fairy tale, a classic book, or a video game, or a painting in a museum, it makes no difference, as long as it stimulates your storytelling drive.” - Guillermo del Toro from his Reddit AMA today.
theacademy:

"I am (and I have always been) a weird guy. And my mind doesn’t function completely in the real world. I have to have, every day, abstract myself into a language of fable and monsters to try to manage and understand - at the world means. I interpret the good and the bad in our lives through monsters and parables that I find help me grasp who we are, or how we can make sense of this life we have. And to compliment that, my office, every morning I leave my family home and I go to my office, which consists largely of 11,000 square feet of books and weird objects of art, and I am constantly inspired by the paintings surrounding me, the objects surrounding me, or the books I have read or read every day. It’s fun. And to finalize it, I would say, the final part of this is I think that in order to create movies, you should not solely be inspired by movies. It is important to enrich your storytelling language with every form of storytelling media that resonates with you. It can be a fairy tale, a classic book, or a video game, or a painting in a museum, it makes no difference, as long as it stimulates your storytelling drive.” - Guillermo del Toro from his Reddit AMA today.
theacademy:

"I am (and I have always been) a weird guy. And my mind doesn’t function completely in the real world. I have to have, every day, abstract myself into a language of fable and monsters to try to manage and understand - at the world means. I interpret the good and the bad in our lives through monsters and parables that I find help me grasp who we are, or how we can make sense of this life we have. And to compliment that, my office, every morning I leave my family home and I go to my office, which consists largely of 11,000 square feet of books and weird objects of art, and I am constantly inspired by the paintings surrounding me, the objects surrounding me, or the books I have read or read every day. It’s fun. And to finalize it, I would say, the final part of this is I think that in order to create movies, you should not solely be inspired by movies. It is important to enrich your storytelling language with every form of storytelling media that resonates with you. It can be a fairy tale, a classic book, or a video game, or a painting in a museum, it makes no difference, as long as it stimulates your storytelling drive.” - Guillermo del Toro from his Reddit AMA today.
theacademy:

"I am (and I have always been) a weird guy. And my mind doesn’t function completely in the real world. I have to have, every day, abstract myself into a language of fable and monsters to try to manage and understand - at the world means. I interpret the good and the bad in our lives through monsters and parables that I find help me grasp who we are, or how we can make sense of this life we have. And to compliment that, my office, every morning I leave my family home and I go to my office, which consists largely of 11,000 square feet of books and weird objects of art, and I am constantly inspired by the paintings surrounding me, the objects surrounding me, or the books I have read or read every day. It’s fun. And to finalize it, I would say, the final part of this is I think that in order to create movies, you should not solely be inspired by movies. It is important to enrich your storytelling language with every form of storytelling media that resonates with you. It can be a fairy tale, a classic book, or a video game, or a painting in a museum, it makes no difference, as long as it stimulates your storytelling drive.” - Guillermo del Toro from his Reddit AMA today.
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mpdrolet:

Arseni Khamzin
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markdelabeast:

iraffiruse:

Some people might feel sorry for themselves in this situation
Puppy don’t care
Puppy’s got stuff to do
Puppy’s got places to be
Puppy’s got people to bark at and things to sniff.

:’)