Watching Big Hero 6 US trailer
Watching Big Hero 6 Japanese trailer
Watching Big Hero 6 US trailer
Watching Big Hero 6 Japanese trailer
erasure of Asian people and characters is very deep rooted in American media and goes all the way back to conception—don’t let it persist!
Important even when you’re excited about this movie!
good points, but please for the love of god, realize that the original marvel comic was a fucking horrible racist disaster of the most unacceptable calibre that rode on the tail ends of the 90s ninja craze and the budding 00s anime craze.
I still have no idea why Disney chose to adapt this MASSACRE of a comic book series to film, but what I have heard is that they’ve cherry picked the best parts of it and created something great from what was absolute dregs before.
And honestly I think a movie portraying a much, much more racially diverse -even if it is fictional- world, where everyone lives unquestionably together and showing what that might just be like, is a pretty good goddamn thing that I think could stand to be shown and portrayed to kids of this generation. You aren’t seeing the white kids appropriating anybody’s culture, you’re seeing a bunch of kids who are friends and race is not a divisive factor between them. I sort of think, in media, portraying/normalizing these sorts of things is really important and I think that is what BH6 is doing here: normalizing these sorts of situations.
When I say “normalize”, I mean, in media, and especially media for impressionable children, things that could be anything from diverse/inclusive groups of people from different races, to things like different genders, or different body types, being shown as “normal.” You put them on screen and tell a kid “this is normal.” and this can be shown in a way to goad children into doing what advertisers/media producers want, but it can also be used as a force of good. It’s about time we start using this media influence to spread stuff like this, instead of “buy this toy, wear this type of clothes, girls behave this way and boys have to do this or they aren’t normal”.
baby steps, man. There was a shitstorm when Laika released a movie with an openly gay character. But when they did the same thing a year after for the Boxtrolls, only the stupid old people got pissy about it. See? It’s starting to become normalized.
In the future I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s now easier for more diverse casts to exist, not just because it’s now been done once, but because the people, like me, who work in production, can point to things like this and say “see? They did it in Paranorman, the world didn’t explode. It’ll be fine.” or “see? the movie didn’t have to change for a bunch of different races to fit in fine. It’s not a big deal.” It’s been normalized. Somebody has to set a precedent. Wouldn’t it be great if shows were as diverse as this, not because they had some sort of agenda to, but just because that’s… yknow, normal?
#p l e a s e take note #i do get why people would get mad at disney for their decisions #but the source material is absolutely terribly and incredibly racist #and i would rather have a revamp about a mixed-race kid in a mixed-race world #than a straight adaptation of a racist as hell comic series #made by white dudes that think they’re clever for regurgitating every single exaggerated japanese and animanga stereotype in the book (via revyl)
The replies to this is pure gold! Again, not sure why Disney chose to make a movie abut this trash comic but the fact that they are making something beautiful out of it says a lot. Mix races in cultures is movies in a positive way is rare. Mixed CHILDREN (Hiro being half White, half Japanese) is amazing.
So please, sit down and rethink your argument. Why support a racist comic and get mad when Disney tries to make it diverse?
I BET THAT IF TWO KIDS LIVED IN THOSE TWO HOUSES THAT THEY WOULD COME OUT ON THEIR ALMOST CONJOINING ROOFS OUTSIDE THEIR BEDROOM WINDOWS AND TALK AND BE BEST FRIENDS AND FALL IN LOVE.
I will not write fluff to that. I won’t. No.
LUCY I FOUND IT
But what if instead of two kids, it was, say, a kid and an old woman? And at first they just ignore each other and keep their blinds down and curtains shut, but then the kid climbs out onto the roof one spring morning to get a frisbee and she’s got the window open bc it’s so nice out and she tells him to cut that out, it’s not a jungle gym and maybe the kid shows off a bit and nearly falls, and the old woman catches his arm…. anyway, so sometimes they leave the windows open and the kid’ll show off his comic books or asks what rhymes with ‘beautiful’ (and it’s totally for homework shut up), and the old woman tells him about all the protests and marches she took part in, and asks him the name of that one cute pop star (it’s absolutely for her crossword now shush). And the old woman gives the kid relationship advice, and doesn’t tell when he tries a bit too much of his parents’ liquor cabinet one time, and the kid comes over and shows her how to use the smartphone her daughter bought for her, and doesn’t tell when she sneaks a cigarrette out of said daughter’s bag. And when the weather’s too bad to open the windows, they tape silly pictures or notes to the glass for the other to see (the kid makes sure to make his extra big so she doesn’t have to admit her eyeight isn’t what it used to be), and when it is nice the kid will sneak over and leave seashells on her windowsill, because the old woman said once she misses the sea, but she can’t travel like she used to. And one day he peeks in her window and sees her on the floor, and calls 911 and basically saves her life because she had a stroke and nobody would’ve known in time otherwise. And when she finally gets back from the hospital, just for a while because her daughter’s talking about a retirement home where she’ll have plenty of medical care and lots of friends her age, the kid comes through the window and then pulls another kid through the window who he introduces as his boyfriend, and says he wanted her to meet him. And she sniffs and interrogates the boyfriend in proper elderly relative fashion, and then declares him worthy of her boy— barely. And when she finally does have to go to that retirement home, the kid still comes to visit her, and always leaves seashells on the windowsill.
I’m not crying or anything
I am omg
SO BASICALLY TODAY my stern English teacher was leaning around trying to catch someone’s eye to answer his question
I turned to my friend and accidentally sang
LOUDER THAN EXPECTED
AND THE WHOLE CLASS BURST INTO LAUGHTER AND MY ENGLISH TEACHER WAS JUST SO DONE BECAUSE HE HATES LES MIS
HE WENT TOMATO RED FROM LAUGHING AND PUT HIS HEAD DOWN ON THE DESK
MY ENGLISH TEACHER.
songs in a different language you like and then you look up the lyrics and it’s actually some fucked up shit
smoo told me to draw zutara week stuff so instead i drew some modern au gaang. sorry for my shitty handwriting.
things i need to do:
- clean my room
- get a college degree
- learn how to have healthy relationshipsthings i want to do:
things i actually am doing:
- play with puppies and kittens
- find someone cute to cuddle and make out with
- drive to the ocean
- taking subpar selfies
- running a semi successful blog
- listening to sad songs and watching too much netflix
The most dangerous phrase in the language is, “we’ve always done it this way.”
"Come on, let’s mix it up!" The heart surgeon says.
"B-but we’ve always done it this way!" The other replies, "this is how you replace a heart valve."
"That’s the most dangerous phrase in the human language!" The first surgeon replies haughtily as he inputs a fruit loop into the patient’s heart. "This will be his valve. He will be a fruit loop in a world of Cheerios."
(taken from this post on the experiments of Harry Harlow)
This is serious business, because this is a large part of how sexism, racism, homophobia, rape culture, ethnocentrism, etc. continue to happen.
Testing out a simple style that is sketched and colored in GIMP with lineart done in PaintTool SAI
Do you see this? This is only the beginning of the disgusting abuse this dog had to put up with. It’s not a very good picture, but the point is still there.
Anyway! On Thursday, July 17th, I went to my back door to see two strange dogs, which looked like they belonged to someone because they had collars and leashes on. But when I glanced at them, I saw that not only did I know these dogs, they’re the dogs that I lived with while I was living with my goddamn abusive ex-stepfather.
During the two years that mom and I have been away from him, THIS is the result. Mom and I TRIED to get the dogs back from him before we left the house, but he wouldn’t give them up.
BECAUSE HE “LOVED HIM”.
DOES THAT PICTURE LOOK LIKE LOVE TO YOU!? These dogs, named Will and Grace (go ahead, laugh it up) are the sweetest dogs to ever exist, and they did absolutely NOTHING to deserve this. Right now, they’re both in life-threatening condition, since they’re both so malnourished and dehydrated, and when we got them, they had patches of fur missing.
Luckily, mom and I took them to the vet a few days ago, and they told us that right now, they have really bad skin and ear infections, and both of them have REALLY big tumors that NEED bloodwork, Grace especially. She has a HUGE mound on one of her mammary glands, which we’re sure must hurt like hell.
My mom and I have started this donation because neither of us have the money to afford the surgery needed to help these dogs, and the animal control told us that there’s a very likely chance that they’ll have to put these dogs down.
PLEASE DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN. THEY’VE DONE NOTHING TO DESERVE THIS, AND WE REALLY NEED THE HELP!!!!
The link to the donation can be found here. Please, even just a dollar will do! We really need the money, and we need it quickly! Even if you hate me, or hate my blog, or ANYTHING, don’t do it for me, do it for my dogs, please!!!!!!
PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS SO WE CAN GET THE HELP WE NEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Permission was granted by the original art to use this image.
I don’t care, go on and tear me apart
I don’t care if you do…
'Cause you're a sky, 'cause you're a sky full of stars
I wanna die in your arms…