The foolery floating past me & the bumblings of my brain


Stand-up comedy junkie, geek, and closet romantic. Introspectively sexy. Flyyer than your girlfriend, fresher than your crew. 'Bougie', 'siddity', and generally okay with that. But sometimes, I just wanna do hoodrat stuff with my friends. My richness consists not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants. And all I want is simplicity and success. And maybe some more shoes.
katchin05 - August 16, 2011 3:00 PM - Photo
raveyrai:

artbyraveyrai:

James and the Giant Peach

It’s so bothersome to send photos “email style” to tumblr via their mobile site since their app won’t work. That’s beside the point of the picture so I digress. I can’t submit to RaceBentDisney.tumblr.com via “mobile” so I decided to upload it to my art blog. This is how I envisioned James from James and the Giant Peach if he was black. Isn’t he adorable? I figured he would be in Georgia during the tale due to him having such a big Peach.

raveyrai:

artbyraveyrai:

James and the Giant Peach

It’s so bothersome to send photos “email style” to tumblr via their mobile site since their app won’t work.

That’s beside the point of the picture so I digress. I can’t submit to RaceBentDisney.tumblr.com via “mobile” so I decided to upload it to my art blog. This is how I envisioned James from James and the Giant Peach if he was black. Isn’t he adorable?

I figured he would be in Georgia during the tale due to him having such a big Peach.

(via racebentdisney)

katchin05 - August 15, 2011 1:47 PM - Photo
art-as-my-word:

What of Belle was Indigenous to Central America? Meet Cuacualti.
Her name neans Beautiful in Nahualt. Inspired by the Racebending Disney Tumblr blog :D

art-as-my-word:

What of Belle was Indigenous to Central America? Meet Cuacualti.

Her name neans Beautiful in Nahualt. Inspired by the Racebending Disney Tumblr blog :D

(Source: artidad, via racebentdisney)

katchin05 - August 15, 2011 1:47 PM - Text
Idea: The Incredibles set in modern Japan

racebentdisney:

closetextrovert

Thinking about the themes of conformity that are in the movie, and how that’s such a big cultural aspect of Japan, I think the idea would be pretty interesting if done well.

Can this please be real!

katchin05 - August 15, 2011 1:44 PM - Photo
ziggyplayed:

So I found through the Tumblr grapevine that @m-azing had the awesome idea: “What if Tangled was set in India?” and then @rghayati drew it, and I loved it so much I needed to draw my own. I will now forever be disappointed that this version of Tangled doesn’t exist.
also making links on Tumblr, how do they work

ziggyplayed:

So I found through the Tumblr grapevine that @m-azing had the awesome idea: “What if Tangled was set in India?” and then @rghayati drew it, and I loved it so much I needed to draw my own. I will now forever be disappointed that this version of Tangled doesn’t exist.

also making links on Tumblr, how do they work

(via racebentdisney)

katchin05 - August 15, 2011 12:18 PM - Text
Hello and welcome!

racebentdisney:

But before we get this blog started, I think it’s fair to do just a little introduction, and get a few questions out of the way!

What is racebending?

It’s just as simple as you think! Racebending is the casting of a character of a different race than that originally intended for that character. For the intents and purposes of this blog, racebending will be used as a creative way to explore new takes on well-known Disney stories. Race-offensive material will not be published or tolerated.

Why racebend Disney?

Disney built its market around retelling classic European fairytales, featuring predominantly Caucasian characters. While it does have films that star characters of color (Aladdin, Mulan, The Princess and the Frog), these are few and far between a long list of films with white heroes and heroines.

“Disney has always had a hard time featuring POC, and when they did they always tried as hard as possible to conform them to Western culture. So, yes, it would be nice to see a blog that respects both the cultural setting and the audience enough to do things differently.”

- @aerostarmonk

So why racebend Disney? I say: why not? Alternate settings and universes are popular and fun ways to explore new takes on old stories, and Disney provides a great framework for tweaking!

How does racebending Disney work?

Any way you want! This blog welcomes all art and writing and even ideas jotted down in a text post! All Disney media is up for grabs, including animated features and live-action features, and even Pixar if you’re hard-pressed for ideas! So hit up the submission box and have fun!

This blog is awesome.

katchin05 - August 15, 2011 12:17 PM - Video

racebentdisney:

“Impossible” from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (1997)

Now I know this isn’t the Disney film most people think of when they hear “Cinderella”, but it is a Disney production nonetheless, and that is incredibly important. It premiered on ABC as a made-for-TV film and became the #1 show of the week with over 60 million viewers. It was nominated for several Emmy’s and won for Outstanding Art Direction (for a Variety or Music Program).

But what makes Cinderella truly special is its ethnically-diverse cast. The film stars African-American singer Brandi is its titular role, and Whitney Houston, its producer, as her Fairy Godmother. Paolo Montalban is a Prince born to a black Queen (Whoopi Goldberg) and a white King (Victor Garber). Thanks to its color-blind cast, Cinderella has proved to millions of children and even adults that fairytales can still be magical, no matter what the prince and princess look like.

I STILL can’t find this movie on DVD. At one point, I really wanted lyrics from this song as a tattoo (That may still happen, I dunno). Cinderella was never my favorite tale from the Brothers Grimm or Disney, but this version made me fall in love.