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What Should I Call This?

Last son of Charles & Fannie. Southern, but with no boundaries. Little Rock raised me...The Bluff & Brew City shaped me. Evolving. I'm not perfect in no shape, form, or fashion. Sometimes my passion gets me in trouble. I'm scared of failing. A scholar (book & street), with a great ear for music & the arts. A very unorthodox take on society. A crap shot with every post. No moment is ordinary. Through my eyes.

Jour 1 : La Nouvelle Orléans

(via jbaines19)

The simplest of Google searches will show you that Disney has a rather, er, complicatedhistory when it comes to race: How different races are depicted, if different races are even depicted at all (only four of the “official” princesses are women of color: Jasmine, Mulan, Pocahontas, and, most recently, Tiana. Disney didn’t have a black princess until 2009). 

So Tumblr artist lettherebedoodles created W.O.C. of her own, reimagining some Disney princesses and other female characters with a “race-bent” twist. We would watch all of these movies.

"There wasn’t really any rhyme or reason to my choices," the artist, who goes by TT, explained. "I just started fiddling with the images and these happened."

"I honestly just did this for fun. No political agenda, no ulterior motives," TT continued. “I just love Disney and chose a few of my favorite characters to alter. I feel like there’s beauty in every racial background, and this is honestly nothing more then an exploration of different races from a technical and artistic standpoint.”

"Fairy tales are constantly being taken out of their cultural context. Most of the fairy tales that we know now were taken out of their original cultural context and altered," TT says. “Aladdin was originally set in China. The Frog Prince was Latin, and was altered over and over again in several countries. The stories have been and can be altered in many ways. *shrugs*”

"I create racebent characters simply for fun and because I’d love to see more diversity in our media," TT concludes. To which we repeat: We want all of these movies for real. Let’s start with reimagined Jasmine (that one knocked our socks off) and go from there!

Chicago ll Michael Jackson 

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California Pizza Kitchen’s Margherita x Penzys Frozen Pizza Seasoning = Excellence

California Pizza Kitchen’s Margherita x Penzys Frozen Pizza Seasoning = Excellence

Easter suit.

Easter suit.

Happy Easter.

Happy Easter.

yep.

yep.

I want these chairs.

I want these chairs.

It’s way too early to eat like this, but whatever. This what I like to call “Fridge Day” Pasta. This dish is forever changing. I’m an overzealous vegetable buyer. I always end up buying way more, than I ever eat. And the result of that is me throwing a lot of vegetables. Wasting money. Until I came up with a strategy. Every two weeks I have what I call “Fridge Day” where I usually make judgement calls on vegetables. Some make it. Some don’t. And right then and there I make plans for the ones I’m going to keep. What I’ve also learned over the years is that linguine and creamy cajun pasta sauce makes anything taste good. So with the saved okra, red and yellow bell peppers, half tomato, and onion this became lunch. A heavy one. But hey, it’s Saturday. Threw some parmesan cheese on it.

It’s way too early to eat like this, but whatever. This what I like to call “Fridge Day” Pasta. This dish is forever changing. I’m an overzealous vegetable buyer. I always end up buying way more, than I ever eat. And the result of that is me throwing a lot of vegetables. Wasting money. Until I came up with a strategy. Every two weeks I have what I call “Fridge Day” where I usually make judgement calls on vegetables. Some make it. Some don’t. And right then and there I make plans for the ones I’m going to keep. What I’ve also learned over the years is that linguine and creamy cajun pasta sauce makes anything taste good. So with the saved okra, red and yellow bell peppers, half tomato, and onion this became lunch. A heavy one. But hey, it’s Saturday. Threw some parmesan cheese on it.

You see me out here Springing. Been ready.

You see me out here Springing. Been ready.