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petitsirena:

but, bbygrl, why a tura satana appreciation day?

[tw : rape]

  • she’s a total babe. duh.
  • she’s japanese, filipino, cheyenne + irish. 
  • she was simultaneously a straight-a student in school while being viciously bullied for her heritage + size and punished by her parents for getting into fights. i mean, even without the straight a’s, she was strong and endured feeling isolated at home and at school.
  • she’s a fellow rape survivor — “Walking home from school at the age of nine she was gang raped by five men. According to Satana, her attackers were never prosecuted and it was rumored that the judge had been paid off. She tells how this prompted her to learn the martial arts of aikido and karate and, over the next 15 years, track down each rapist and exact revenge. ’I made a vow to myself that I would someday, somehow get even with all of them’, she said years later. ‘They never knew who I was until I told them.’”
  • she began living on her own at the age of 13, after her parents married her to a 17-year old and she wasn’t having that bullshit. i can’t even imagine what that was like.
  • she was an extremely successful burlesque dancer, and even when she got pregnant at 19 she danced through the first eight months of her pregnancy! and yeah, she still made BANK. 
  • faster pussycat! kill! kill! — a cult classic john waters apparently calls the greatest movie ever made. i still haven’t seen it, but from what i’ve read it portrays the three female leads (tura satana is the LEAD lead) in positions or power that normally men are portrayed in, and that’s allll the way back in the 60’s. she did all her own stunts and fight scenes. the majority of satana’s styling and one-liners, and some additional key concepts of the film, were satana’s own doing.
  • after being shot by a former lover and staying in a hospital, she decided to study nursing and she did just that. she even briefly worked as the dispatcher for the lapd.

tura satana passed away on 2/4/2011, but she’s still amazing and one of my inspirations as a woc, especially as a mixed-race asian rape survivor struggling to embrace my sexuality. <3 and that’s why i’m giving her her own day! just who she was makes me feel good about me.

all facts taken from tura satana’s wikipedia page

  • partner:

    you be the teacher ill be the student ;)

  • me:

    okay

  • me:

    write an essay on whether theatre architecture of a particular period always reflects that period's culture. i want it on my desk by monday

  • partner:

    oh no but... thats such a hard essay... is there anything i can do for extra credit? ;)

  • me:

    no

  • partner:

    but professor.... surely then i could... persuade you to extend the deadline...? ;)

  • me:

    no

  • partner:

    so... what do you want, professor?? ;)))

  • me:

    an essay on whether theatre architecture of a particular period always reflects that period's culture. on my desk. by monday

buggerygrips:

gallifrey-feels:

jebiwonkenobi:

ellev:

Oh my GOD, Owen.

It entertains me that their organization was not even remotely secret. I imagine the locals all rolling their eyes whenever the team runs past, because it’s like when your kids are playing spy games and they’re being ‘sneaky’ and you have to pretend you can’t see them. 

Whenever something really weird happens you just wander down to the docks, position yourself in front of a hidden camera, and sigh loudly. “Oh my, I sure hope that freaky alien-looking thing doesn’t eat my family. Boy, I wish there were someone around who could take care of that for me.

And then you piss off and get lunch while they handle it, so you can avoid getting roofied. 

And then you remember this little gem

"Excuse me… Have you seen a blowfish driving a sports car?"

*points*”Bloody Torchwood!”

outside the government, beyond the police, just down past the tourist information office, turn right at the docks, follow the pteradactyl screams, join the queue formed outside.

(Source: beyondthepolice)

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