(Black Jack and a hospital doctor are standing at the bedside of a bandaged man. He has a cross-shaped scar on the side of his face and harsh features, although he’s smiling a bit ruefully right now.)
Yakuza: How can I thank ya, Doc?
Black Jack: Well, don’t thank me. We’ll do the second transplant tomorrow.
Yakuza: My son’s had it hard with a dad like me. I want to raise him to lead a proper life. He hates going to the public baths with me.
(In a memory of one such trip to the baths, the boy is sighing as he sits by the faucet, looking fed up. His yakuza father glares over his shoulder at two terrified little boys running away while trembling.
The father’s body has many scars and a large, gaudy tattoo on his back.)
Yakuza: Everyone shivers when they see the tattoos on my back. When I think of the shame I’ve put him through… ‘Course, now those tattoos are as good as gone.
(The next page is from later on, the son is bathing alone at the bath house, washing himself when two boys crawl over, laughing at him.)
Boys: Hey! Nice patches, Frankenstein!
(The son is annoyed by their insults, turns to face them angrily.)
Son: Shut up, you idiots! This is my daddy’s skin!
(Black Jack is shown looking around the side of a building, looking thoughtful, before he walks off as the sun beats down.)
Black Jack: Stay strong, kid.
(“Burned Doll,” Black Jack Vol. 4)
Women of the World
Photos by Steve McCurry
I’m really tired of constantly finding blogs fetishizing Asian women, porn blogs dehumanizing and categorizing “ethnic fetishes” and being overtly sexualized.
This is was made for Asian women to openly submit personal photos without having a blog fetishize them.
It’s a huge problem when even tagging anything with “asian” on tumblr automatically gives results like
Asian women are beautiful and wonderful and utterly amazing. But we won’t be your cute little asian girl.
Hey, me too! Let’s be friends! 😊
Liu Dan and Chen Lin photographed by Man Sang. Creative direction from Anson Lau. Assistance by Charles Wong. Hair styling by Tristan Wai Kong. Make up by Marian Woo. Printed in Baccarat Magazine from Design Scene via The Clothes Horse
"Haha! Americans don’t have free healthcare!"
Yeah it’s actually a serious problem people are literally dying can this stop being a silly nationalistic insult?
Movie trivia: Halfway through the [Dog day afternoon] production , Pacino collapsed from exhaustion and had to be hospitalized for a short time. He swore off movies for a while, returning to his first love, the Broadway stage.
Transparent Ranma being splashed with cold water