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I WANT TO DO FUCKING COPPER ETCHINGS FOR LOTR OK
i want to like
design illustrations for the covers of lotr, the hobbit and the silmarillion
and then fuckin press em into leather
and then gold leaf em and shit
and then bind a fuckin book with it
someday: silmarillion drawings from me
i tell ya hwhat
data is pretty androids are pretty
every day i work retail is another day i lose faith that adults know how to use toilets
in case you forgot i was a huge trekkie
i’m so angry i’m shaking
The original post of this was deleted just before I finished writing this, so I’m just going to publish this as an original post.
I got a bunch of messages from an anon telling me I was racist for not thinking Star Trek: Into Darkness was white washed. Do you understand that Star Trek takes place in the future, and that even with Khan being frozen for several hundred years, that he lives in a time period where mankind has blended in culture and race? To assume that since his name is Khan and he was from a certain part of the world means he needs to look a certain way is incredibly presumptuous.
Also, if you want to send me anon hate I don’t care. Everyone knows that Tumblr doesn’t know the first thing about social justice. It’s just a bunch of kids and people who are in desperate need of taking a sociology course in college that take part in it.
My advice? If you’re going to attack me, first go do your research, maybe read a book or I don’t know.. Hit up a wiki.. Then try a little harder.
I was trying my best not to reblog this, but I’m going to have to. Let me break this down point by point.
1) ”Star Trek takes place in the future, and that even with Khan being frozen for several hundred years, […] he lives in a time period where mankind has blended in culture and race”
in the future
we are all
(Note: I put the pictures in chronological order according to when they are set. We seem to just get MORE POCs as time goes on!!)
This is the bridge crew of the movie you are watching (minus Spock)! Notice that they are not all the same race!
Second point: Khan was frozen in the NINETEEN FUCKING NINETIES. 1996!! I’m pretty sure we had Indian people then! I still see them all the time in 2013! Wow!!!!
Third point: If all the races were blended by the 23rd century (a century Khan is not even from), I am 100% sure they would not look Northwestern European.
2) “To assume that since his name is Khan and he was from a certain part of the world means he needs to look a certain way is incredibly presumptuous.”
I’m not saying there aren’t white guys named Khan from South Asia, but Khan is canonically a POC. So. You know. This isn’t hypothetical. There is precedence in there actually being a fucking movie about Khan, in addition to the TOS episode about him. The movie was called Wrath of Khan. He was a POC the whole time.
3) In another post in this same thread, you said “That’s a wiki regarding the TOS/WoK Khan, thus really isn’t relevant to the 2013 film. I know you’ll say “It’s the same person!” but it’s not. The entire universe/lore is shifted. Now, if this was in the same universe and featured the Khan you referred to with Cumberbatch cast? There’d be an argument for white washing.”
It is the same fucking person. It may be an alternate universe, but the universe only branched off when the wormhole showed up in the 2009 movie. UP UNTIL THAT POINT THEY WERE THE SAME UNIVERSE. KHAN WAS A POC WHEN HE WAS FROZEN IN 1996, HE WAS A POC FLOATING AROUND IN SPACE, FROZEN, WHEN THE WORMHOLE OPENED UP, AND HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN A POC WHEN HE WOKE THE FUCK UP. When the Romulans exited the wormhole did Khan suddenly change race???? Wow!!!!
I’m tagging you in this because there are still posts on your blog about how Into Darkness is not whitewashed, and I want you to see this!
Captain Janeway aka “The borg whisperer”