Blossom Time - Charles Edward Georges
A truly unsung hero of kung fu cinema, Moon Lee rarely gets the praise she’s deserving of.
During the “girls with guns” boom of the 80’s she starred in a number of films (occasionally opposite her Japanese counterpart Yukari Oshima) and performed her fights with the same energy and power as many males working in the genre at that time.
Cynthia Rothrock and Michelle Yeoh often get credit because one is a white woman lucky enough to work with some of greats and the other is an ex-beauty queen.
However, Moon Lee was very much a star in her own right. Sadly, her back catalog is a little hard to find these days, but a number of them are well worth seeking out.
i’m not sure what is happening here but I’d love to be invited next time
13 word poem (via thebegjew)
William Chapman (via quotestuff)
My education book is keepin it real
*Pretends you secretly think about me*
passion is intelligent and beautiful and way underrated. fuck sadness and aloofness and apathy being associated with intelligence, and fuck world weary assholes who don’t get that and decide to romanticize the feeling of being disconnected and empty
I was grumbling on Twitter earlier today about writing comics that basically required a lot of work from the reader in terms of being socially aware of some pretty common concepts IF you read a lot about intersectional social justice things, such as cultural appropriation, and ingrained racism. Because, truthfully, I don’t really feel much of a desire to write a comic that explains institutionalized racism, but it is difficult sometimes to just write comics about my personal experience when my personal immigrant experience is rooted in a lot of history that really is not taught in schools.
Anyway, I wrote this comic, and it’s about the cultural appropriation of food - the tendency of people to easily co-opt “ethnic” cuisine as their own, while simultaneously obsessing over the “authenticity” of food.
Still, I’m writing from the viewpoint of a cranky immigrant, but also as someone who considers bell hooks’ “Eating the Other" and Edward Said’s Orientalism, as major touchstones that have informed a lot of my work(and viewpoint). How does this comic read to someone that doesn’t share that same viewpoint? Or background? I think even a lot of my white liberal friends would feel annoyed at me commenting on how they consume something they love(“ethnic” food). I think a lot of my asian friends would tell me I’m over thinking it.
It rambles, I know that. But I wrote it, and I want to share it. The “you” is not a single person, but an amalgamation of experiences I’ve had.
It’s directly informed by Soleil Ho’s Craving the Other from late 2013 - I’d started this comic before I read it, but once I did, it was several moments of “YES. THIS. EXACTLY THIS” It is a much more focused essay than my comic, and I really recommend you read it.
sacrificing a social life, late night drives, restaurant food, and hookups for this
-self taught in writing
-god damned latte art
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