wtf is this taco pop what?
It was a tomato-flavoured gelato (I kid you not) with popcorn that was laced with taco seasoning. I didn’t really get the taco seasoning, but I was impressed with how much the gelato actually tasted like tomato.
I reckon they should make a Bloody (or Virgin) Mary-based gelato/sorbet next. :D
Trying the Taco Pop (tomato gelati with taco seasoning popcorn) at N2 Extreme Gelato, and I am officially whelmed. :D

Trying the Taco Pop (tomato gelati with taco seasoning popcorn) at N2 Extreme Gelato, and I am officially whelmed. :D

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Carefully notice the lack of logical thinking here. She’s not even following the line of questioning.

When privilege is in question, no matter how ignorant or intelligent a person is, they tend to retreat to illogical arguments that are easily refuted and they kinda resemble toddlers, except I actually like toddlers and toddlers make more sense.

And honestly, many White women would not tolerate such ridiculous arguments, lack of empathy and self-centeredness ("why bring up race if it’s not a problem for you?") if the question was gender and a White man posed this foolishness to them. They wouldn’t tolerate it. They would easily expose the ignorance. But magically when privilege (in this case White privilege) is in question, all bets are off.

The last GIF explains my life in so many ways… *rolls eyes*

The weirdest thing is that though this is from a satirical show (The Daily Show) and meant to discuss racism with humor, these are the real answers that most Whites give daily, so I couldn’t really laugh this time. I just felt tired.

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basedgosh:

dont ask me to smile in pictures because i will look like this 100% of the time
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Sometimes, I can’t decide if Kuvira is more like Helic Muroa, who united the Wind Tribes and its allies to form the Helic Republic, or his brother Zenebas, who decided a more agressive approach for protection was needed and eventually formed the Zenebas Empire.

[EDIT] Just saw the episode. ~Definitely~ more from column B. As if you couldn’t see that happening XD[/EDIT]

n2extremegelato:

so the mystery popcorn flavour this week maybe NACHO thing but we still gotta TACO bout it. The dirty counterpart to our glamorous DONUT POP ME last week, here’s TACO POP - it’s a tomato #gelato with our taco popcorn which is seriously too addictive #🙊🙊🙊 #ihaveasecretstash #morelikecrackcorn
#n2melbourne #flavour (at N2 Extreme Gelato Melbourne)

So trying this tomorrow…

n2extremegelato:

so the mystery popcorn flavour this week maybe NACHO thing but we still gotta TACO bout it. The dirty counterpart to our glamorous DONUT POP ME last week, here’s TACO POP - it’s a tomato #gelato with our taco popcorn which is seriously too addictive #🙊🙊🙊 #ihaveasecretstash #morelikecrackcorn

#n2melbourne #flavour (at N2 Extreme Gelato Melbourne)

So trying this tomorrow…

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theomeganerd:

Majority of Gamers Today Can’t Finish Level 1 in Super Mario Bros.
During a Q&A session, Satoru Iwata revealed why Nintendo’s newer games are easier. Nintendo conducted a test with many gamers and found that most of them were unable to finish the first level in the original Super Mario Bros.
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata fielded a question regarding the simplification of games during their 73rd annual stockholder meeting. The following is a translation of the question and answer:

"I feel that Nintendo games today are much easier which is why the Wii U might be failing. Back then, games were much more difficult and therefore gamers really enjoyed them so they continued to buy Nintendo games and systems. Do you feel the same way?
Satoru Iwata (president): I actually agree with your assessment. However, since you are speaking as a stockholder, you should agree with our strategy after you hear about the tests we have conducted.
It may come as a shock to some of you that most gamers today can not finish the original Super Mario Brothers game on the Famicom. We have conducted this test over the past few years to see how difficult we should make our games and have found that the number of people unable to finish the first level is steadily increasing.
This year, around 90 percent of the test participants were unable to complete the first level of Super Mario Brothers. We did not assist them in any way except by providing the exact same instruction manual we used back then. Many of them did not read it and the few that did stopped after the first page which did not cover any of the game mechanics.
We watched the replay videos of how the gamers performed and saw that many did not understand simple concepts like bottomless pits. Around 70 percent died to the first Goomba. Another 50 percent died twice. Many thought the coins were enemies and tried to avoid them. Also, most of them did not use the run button. There were many other depressing things we noted but I can not remember them at the moment.
Furthermore, we asked for suggestions on how to improve the game. A majority of them wanted the game to be easier and they suggested many ways to do this. Some of them wanted a mandatory tutorial while others wanted more ways to kill things besides jumping on them. We explained that Mario could shoot fire balls with the Fire Flower power-up, but then they wanted Mario to start with more weapons like a sword or a gun.
Some of the people seemed to be unaware that this was an actual old game that existed as they asked if the retro-style graphics were supposed to be a throwback to old Nintendo games. Some missed the point of the questionnaire completely and said that the graphics and music were terrible and needed to be improved in order for the game to sell. They also wanted a deeper storyline and voice acting.
So, as a stockholder, you should be relieved to know that our games are easier in order to attract a wider audience. As a gamer, you might feel a little sad, and you should be. It is quite sad.

Shigeru Miyamoto, Super Mario Bros. designer, also added that he originally designed the game so that everyone could beat it. “I failed miserably,” he said at the end of his answer.

theomeganerd:

Majority of Gamers Today Can’t Finish Level 1 in Super Mario Bros.

During a Q&A session, Satoru Iwata revealed why Nintendo’s newer games are easier. Nintendo conducted a test with many gamers and found that most of them were unable to finish the first level in the original Super Mario Bros.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata fielded a question regarding the simplification of games during their 73rd annual stockholder meeting. The following is a translation of the question and answer:

"I feel that Nintendo games today are much easier which is why the Wii U might be failing. Back then, games were much more difficult and therefore gamers really enjoyed them so they continued to buy Nintendo games and systems. Do you feel the same way?

Satoru Iwata (president): I actually agree with your assessment. However, since you are speaking as a stockholder, you should agree with our strategy after you hear about the tests we have conducted.

It may come as a shock to some of you that most gamers today can not finish the original Super Mario Brothers game on the Famicom. We have conducted this test over the past few years to see how difficult we should make our games and have found that the number of people unable to finish the first level is steadily increasing.

This year, around 90 percent of the test participants were unable to complete the first level of Super Mario Brothers. We did not assist them in any way except by providing the exact same instruction manual we used back then. Many of them did not read it and the few that did stopped after the first page which did not cover any of the game mechanics.

We watched the replay videos of how the gamers performed and saw that many did not understand simple concepts like bottomless pits. Around 70 percent died to the first Goomba. Another 50 percent died twice. Many thought the coins were enemies and tried to avoid them. Also, most of them did not use the run button. There were many other depressing things we noted but I can not remember them at the moment.

Furthermore, we asked for suggestions on how to improve the game. A majority of them wanted the game to be easier and they suggested many ways to do this. Some of them wanted a mandatory tutorial while others wanted more ways to kill things besides jumping on them. We explained that Mario could shoot fire balls with the Fire Flower power-up, but then they wanted Mario to start with more weapons like a sword or a gun.

Some of the people seemed to be unaware that this was an actual old game that existed as they asked if the retro-style graphics were supposed to be a throwback to old Nintendo games. Some missed the point of the questionnaire completely and said that the graphics and music were terrible and needed to be improved in order for the game to sell. They also wanted a deeper storyline and voice acting.

So, as a stockholder, you should be relieved to know that our games are easier in order to attract a wider audience. As a gamer, you might feel a little sad, and you should be. It is quite sad.

Shigeru Miyamoto, Super Mario Bros. designer, also added that he originally designed the game so that everyone could beat it. “I failed miserably,” he said at the end of his answer.

(Source: p4rgaming.com, via jammerlea)

cerdian:

fav batman quote honestly

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Damian is NOT “White-washed”

maladictive:

komandr:

dailydamiandosage:

Okay. I’ve had enough with all these “Damian is white-washed” bs. You all who think he is, are just blinded by the stereotype. You can be soo oblivious to the fact that Damian can be, in fact, White. Here’s the thing, you can see where I’m leading you to from a real life example of the people from India. You would THINK that if a character that is Indian that they would have dark skin tone. I say Hell NO. Have you ever seen the Indians in North India? They’re soo fair-coloured that if you take away their Indian face feature, they’d be unrecognisable as an Indian.

This also applies to the Arabs as we all know, Damian’s heritage. (Not only that, he has also Chinese lineage that is hinted from Ra’s al-Ghul history before the discovery of the Lazarus Pit). Arabs are not all brown, their pigment colour varies from person to person.

And please by reading this, you educate yourself and listen to reason; but most importantly, stop stereotyping Damian in your delusional belief that he should be brown. I am not against brown people or white, I am just sticking true to how DC envisions him in many of their comic line-up that Damian appears in. If they coloured him brown to begin with, I wouldn’t bother writing this up. 

And a last note, I am NOT against people who draw Damian and colour him brown-skinned. That is their rights to express which I don’t have anything against. What I’m bothered is how people take scenes from the movie Son of Batman, and change the skin colour, Damian’s eyes colour and many more untruthful editing to quench their belief. This is like forcing down your belief into someone else’s throat. You don’t go taking Damian fanarts from other artists and change the colours without the artist going ballistic on you right? But you do this to DC; you don’t acknowledge what DC’s version of Damian. It’s DC! Get that in your head. Not to mention other people’s notes that they write about why Damian is white-washed, well here’s the opposite of your opinion.

So please, really really look into it and stop stereotyping Damian as if he was born with a FULL Arab blood running through his veins.

you need to understand middle eastren people despratley need positive represantation in media. 

there is no short of middle eastren characters that are terrorists or are comic relief because they have funny accents, but a huge short in middle eastren superheroes / positive rolemodels for young kids of middle eastren decent to look up to. these kids deserve to be able to look at a superhero and think “he’s just like me”

with damian, dc had a perfect chance to add diversity to the batfam and have a young hero who is brown or chinese that kids who are brown or chinese could really relate to

(if you wana know more about why representation matters so much to people who arent white i reccomend you check the posts in my representation tag, it can literally change lives) 

representation is not just about skin color - it’s about being able to RELATE TO THE CHARACTER. ben grimm aka The Thing is a huge orange rock monster but he is jewish and there are whole issues of fantastic four about his religion and relationship with judaism and that makes me, as a jewish man, relate to him, even tho i am not an orange rock monster. the whitewashing of damian is not JUST about his skin color, it’s also about the fact him being part chinese/arabic barley (if ever) comes up! the smallest things like seeing him call bruce “abooya” or “baba” or swearing in arabic when hes hurt in battle / cussing out tim, or asking alfred to make him certein types of ethnic food he used to eat before coming to the batcave, that sorta shit. like he might as well be 100% white because you can’t tell by how hes written that hes not. almost like he was………..(drumroll……) WHITEWASHED.

the the fact that you are defending damian’s whitewashing because “that’s how he was to begin with” is so absurd you gotta remind yourself is this is a fictional character and everything about his apperance was decided by people. it’s not like he was born this way. people decided he should look the way he does and another group of people had to approve it and so on. all probably white men but that’s beside the point, what im trying to say is damian’s white apperance was a decision. by making this decision dc took great positive represantation in comics away from a group who desperately needs it! if a character IS half chinese/arabic but doesn’t LOOK chinese/arabic and its never brought up that they are chinese/arabic, them being chinese/arabic doesnt fucking matter and they might as well be white. 

wrap your head around the fact that even if an arab is whitepassing they still are not white and will have an easier time relating to a damian who looks or acts arabic. him not looking white could make so many middle eastren / chinese kids happy, the question you should be asking is “if they had a chance to not have him be white, why didn’t they take it?” instead of “oh it’s okay they made him white because hes part white”

the damian in your sidebar with blue eyes and extremely pale white skin means nothing to me he might as well be tim drake or dick grayson or jason they all look the fucking same, this could have been a great opprutinity to add diversity to the mayofam i mean batcrackers i mean batfam 

like youre so hung up on “it makes sense for damian to be white because hes half white and there are whitepassing arabs” , hopefully now you understand its not about it making sense for him white its about how we NEED him to not be white and dc had an excuse to have an arabic robin and they blew it by pouring mayo all over him

and no i would never do that to another artist who drew damian as white because that would be rude but dc is a huge company and are the one responsible for whitewashing him in the first place so that’s not the same thing and that was a stupid comparison

everything komandr said is great, but im gonna add a tiny thing bc op made me very very angry, and that can only mean a rant.

damian wayne can be pale, that’s correct, but to continuously push that forward like chinese people and arabs cannot have dark skin or be represented as dark is disgusting. the amount of colorism and shadeism in our OWN communities is only made stronger by this attitude. 

you’re disguising your own anti-brown anti-dark sentiments as ‘concern’ for the damian fans that like seeing representation of dark minorities that the west LOVES to portray as either pale or ‘white-passing’ for their own fantasies. 

it’s gross ur gross and u can keep ur opinions thnx

thank you to the person you replied to you, they did a very good job of it. 

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Dear Hollywood: an easy method of not whitewashing Ghost in The Shell (You’re Welcome)

explosionscanalwaysbebigger:

Rinko Kukuichi as Major Motoko Kusanagi

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Hiroyuki Sanada as CIT Officer Ishikawa

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Ron Perlman as Bato (See, you can still have some white actors, especially if they’re cyborgs!)

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Shin Koyamada as Togusa

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James Hong as Chief Aramaki image

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Any more ideas?

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judedeluca:

cross-fiction:

Bees confirmed

Bees.

My God.

Damn; why do I have the feeling that I’ll need my Talonflame (and therefore abandon my Water-Only team)?

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