Bad news: We JUST (like, hours ago) found out from our legal department that Beware the Batman and Sym-bionic Titan are being “written off,” financially, as of now. Therefore, after this weekend neither of those two shows will be a part of Toonami again, unfortunately. What’s the good news? Welp,…
Urbance is a 26-minutes animated action serie for 16+ audience. Written and Directed by Joel Dos Reis Viegas and Sébastien Larroudé. A topic that hits with stunning visuals and blasting tunes; Urbance brings you into a post-modern story world, made of hip-hop vibes and electronic influences.
Our goal is to raise a minimum of $189,000 to complete the production of a pilot episode. After completion, this pilot will be presented to broadcasters, investors and festivals as an independent artistic vision that will stand as the ground base of a full TV series with Transmedia developments. Anything raised above our minimum goal will be invested in the production of the Episode 1 of Urbance.
This trailer took Tumblr by storm a few years ago so I would hope that it would come out and support it now when it could actually be made. I know I’ll be contributing to this.
Kickstarter ends Nov 6, 2014! Boost the shit out of this you guys. Urbance features a predominantly POC cast with a heavy gender theme and sick fucking music/animation. This show has so much promise and I know a ton of people want to see it made.
OK SOME REALLY SERIOUS SHIT IS HAPPENING IN NORTH KOREA
According to South Korean newspapers, last week the North Korean government PUBLICLY EXECUTED 80 people in 7 cities for watching South Korean/Western shows, movies, and videos, “pornography,” or possessing a Bible.
Apparently people’s attitudes and conformance are changing SO THIS IS HOW THE GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO SUPPRESS DISOBEDIENCE
They allegedly herded 10,000 innocent civilians into a stadium where they were FORCED TO WATCH THE EXECUTIONS BY MACHINE GUN FIRE
THIS IS HONESTLY SOME HUNGER GAMES SHIT HAPPENING IN REAL LIFE RIGHT NOW
My heart breaks while watching this video. If you’re reading this and need support, please contact The Trevor Project. They are the leading national organization for crisis & suicide prevention - they are there to talk, 24/7 - confidential and free.
This is like a case study in homophobia. First, you have the pseudo-acceptance: The calm demeanor thinly veiling a deep-seated revulsion. It’s not a real conversation, as much as the mother would like to think it is. She’s working off a script, and she refuses to deviate from it.
Then, when pushed just a little, she betrays herself. She’s worried about how the neighborhood will think of her. After saying the Word of God trumps all, she disregards the way Jesus treated others and instead opts for selfishness. She invalidates her own argument. The word here is “hypocritical,” but that goes without saying.
Then there’s the refusal to allow him to live in the basement, and the “tough love” schtick that implies you can intimidate or scare the gay out of someone. After that, there’s the classic, “Oh, I support you, I don’t support what you do." This is a variation on the classic, "Love the sinner, hate the sin," which was never said by Jesus and has been used to justify exclusion.
Moving on, we have “I have a lot of friends that are gay.” Let’s go ahead and give the benefit of the doubt. This is the kind of thing people who don’t want to be labeled will say. They’re desperate to not have the root of their argument discovered, so they will lie (oh, sorry, forgot about the benefit of the doubt) point to their own “friends” as if to say, “Look, what I’m saying is Biblical, true, and healthy, and I can prove it by allowing different people to interact with me.”
When the family is forced off their diligently rehearsed script, (as happens in a thing called real life), no one can handle it and the situation escalates into violence.
The video ends with the core emotion raw and verbalized: This kid is a disgrace. This family is ashamed and embarrassed. It’s not a matter of sin, choice, or ungratefulness: It’s a matter of, “ew.”
First off, I can’t imagine hearing those words from my father. That’s the kind of thing that you carry forever. I wanna hug this kid. No one deserves to hear that, ever.
Secondly, I do feel pity for the parents. These are people who have likely done many good things for their son (all while hoping he’d stop being gay, of course, but still). I’m sure the father has worked and provided for his family. And I’m sure the mother has spent many nights crying about her son. This family has dealt with a struggle that can’t be solved by reading a biology textbook or a Bible verse, because science and religion can’t change people’s hearts. Only love can do that, and these parents are fresh out. That’s a hard way to live.
Anyway, apologies for the massive wall of text and typos.
TL;DR: Love people.
I can’t even listen to the entire thing. That woman makes me sick. How can you say that you’ve known since he was a little boy, yet he’s “making a choice”?