Hey Marvel: meet Freyja. She’s a Norse goddess with a chariot pulled by cats. She also has an invisibility cloak made from falcon feathers. Brand new hero with no gender tricks necessary.
Yoo Jae-myung, animation director of The Legend of Korra, discusses Nickelodeons initial hesitancy to accept Mike and Bryans proposal of the show… and Korra.
“The sequel focuses on the incarnation of the new Avatar, Korra, as she tries to save a city called the Republic City.”
“So, Korra is a young girl , not a boy. Heroes and protagonists are usually men.”
“That actually became a problem.
Nickelodeon was reluctant to produce this animated series at first because the protagonist was a girl.
I guess you could say that Americans are more conservative than Koreans.
The production was suspended just because the protagonist was a girl.
To compare this situation to a movie production, it’s as if the lead actor has already been cast, but the production agency decides to stop the filming because they don’t approve of the actor.”
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You know what?
I’m blaming this. This is why we can’t have nice things. This is why we don’t get the episodes. This is why we don’t get commercials or proper advertising or merchandise. This is still prevalent, they’re still bitter about this, and their utter incompetence and ineptitude when it comes to marketing and promotion could not have POSSIBLY been the genuine reasons for this show’s troubles in the ratings, so it must have been because she’s a girl, so you see “we were right”. That’s all.
This viewpoint will continue until I have a better explanation from the studios. I don’t care if the episodes are on their website when I post this message and jump over to the site, my stance will remain the same. I want an explanation. If you’re not going to give me the product I want to invest in, I want an explanation as to why I can’t have it.
Astronomy Photo of the Day (APotD): 7/24/14 - Centaurus A
Thanks to the combined work of Hubble’s sensitive Advanced Camera for Surveys and its Wide Field Camera 3, astronomers have seen a stunning glimpse into the mechanism powering the huge halos that surround galaxies. This instance, the galaxy dubbed Centaurus A (NGC 5128), has proven itself to be very fascinating.
Astronomers have learned that the halo is much larger than originally expected, with them mapping approximately 450,000 light-years of its length (a distance that exceeds the size of our galaxy about 25 times over) and some 295,000 light-years of its width. To put it in another way, this huge region hogs up a full 4 degrees of our sky (or about 8 times more space that the moon takes when its full).
Learn more here: http://bit.ly/1rwUMK6
Image Credit: ESO/ALMA/Hubble
Lipstick Sculptures by Artist May Sum Will Leave Your Mouth Agape
Hong Kong artist May Sum takes the concept of a sculpted and shaped lipstick a step further.
Hand-sculpting individual lipsticks into stunning scenes as well as the likenesses of fashion designers, celebrities, objects and animals, her work in Asia is gaining much attention. But few here in the U.S. are aware of her work… yet.
Take a look at some of her “storytelling” lipstick sculptures:
Soundtrack: Cake - “The Distance”
This week we focus on Osh-Tisch, whose name translates to “Finds Them and Kills Them” in Crow. Osh-Tisch was a male-bodied person who lived as a woman, and was one of the last Crow Nation baté (Two Spirit spiritual leaders) – oh, and you can be sure, she earned her name.
She is also far from the only awesome lady in this story.