We don’t need heterosexual awareness. We are very aware of the heteros. We are trying to forget. Please just let us forget
I don’t think writers realize that “strong female character” means “well-written female character” and not “female character who punches stuff and shoots stuff”.
HE IS AN EXTREMELY SUCCESFUL PERSON OF COLOR IN A PREDOMINATELY WHITE FOCUSED INDUSTRY AND HE’S TWEETING HIS SUPPORT FOR PALESTINE OPENLY WHILE OTHER CELEBRITIES CHICKEN OUT AND TAKE THAT SHIT DOWN AND HERE HE IS MAKING A REALLY BOLD STATEMENT FOR SOMEONE OF HIS LEVEL OF FAME THAT’S WHAT’S GREAT
Okay but for real if i had an anime i had to recommend this SHIT out of it’d be Ojamajo Doremi.
Some may remember this show as Magical DoReMi from the 4kids dub and aired for two seasons in America. But let me tell you now, that they shat on it big time. Because those ‘two seasons’ were actually just the first season cut in half to make it look as if it had two.
So im hear to tell you what this shows all about and try to get more people invested in this old gem.
Ojamajo Doremi(or Troublesome Witch Doremi) is an anime series that actually ran from 1999-2003 with 4 seasons, 2 movies and an OVA series. It starts off with a young elementary school girl named Doremi Harukaze, that comes across a magical shop known as the Maho-Do and correctly guessing that its owner, Majo Rika, is a witch. Due to a curse placed on any witch whose identity is discovered by a human, Majo Rika is transformed into a magical frog. Wanting to return to her original form, Majo Rika makes Doremi her witch apprentice, giving her the ability to cast magic. In order to become a fully fledged witch capable of turning Majo Rika into normal, Doremi has to pass nine different witch tests, whilst also keeping her identity a secret from other humans. She is joined later by her friends and younger sister in becoming a witch and in later seasons helps to restore the Witch World its peace .
Each season runs for about 50 episodes and gets more interesting as the story goes along. Its not only funny but is really emotional events that’ll get you in tears quick.
Each witch outfit they get in those 4 seasons changes and are really damn cute and unique as well as the title of each season
Ojamajo Doremi(season 1)
Ojamajo Doremi Sharp (season 2)
Ojamajo Doremi Motto(season 3)
Ojamajo Doremi Dokkan(season 4)
It had gotten so popular for a new season that theres an ongoing novel out dedicated to when these girls are in high school called Ojamajo Doremi 16
This anime is outright amazing and i recommend my friend and evryone else out there to watch this and get into it as much as i did. I’ve been a fan of this for nearly a decade now and still am to this very day. Its so cute and heartwarming and just great to watch.
Ojamajo Doremi has and will always be my favorite anime ever
Can someone tell me more about double eyelid surgeries and why people get it ? And whether it’s negative or not?
Okay so people have been answering with some iffy answers and it’s clear that some of these people are definitely not korean or east asian (I’m going to focus on Korea in this for obvious reasons but of course Koreans aren’t the only ones who get double eyelid surgery)
First, I think it’s important to recognize that not everyone who wants to talk about plastic surgery in korea should be involved in this conversation because it is SO easy for non-Koreans to reduce plastic surgery to wanting to look white because they see double eyelid surgery from the outside, not from within the community. This means they lack the nuances to understand that double eyelid surgery is complex and can’t be summed up as Koreans with monolids wanting to be white or look white. So I ask that if you want to know more to first find sources from actual Koreans without trying to initiate a conversation because you don’t know who’s going to come in and try to act like they know what we ~plastic-surgery-obsessed Asians~ are about.
People who surgically get double eyelids don’t go into it with a “I wanna be/look white” mentality; it’s more likely “I want to be attractive” (just as with other plastic surgery such as rhinoplasty, breast augmentations, etc). People who get this surgery do not do this because they want to look or to be white. This is something that we have to constantly establish because this extreme fascination with double eyelid surgery is a reflection on the narcissism of whiteness. Do white beauty standards influence what is considered beautiful? Yeah, white hegemony is one hell of an influence obviously. But the influence of white beauty standards does not lead to a desire to be “western” (let’s remember that Asians can also be westerners; don’t forget diasporic communities so cut it out with calling it “western” when you mean white). There is a difference between saying that white beauty standards influence people and saying that people who undergo eye surgery want to be/look white.
This might be confusing, yeah, so let’s go back to what I said before about people doing this surgery with the goal of achieving beauty. Achieving conventional beauty via surgery occurs through an adhesion to a set of beauty standards (aka the white beauty standards that are applied globally) but this does not mean wanting to literally look white.
Another thing is, people often call double eyelids a white trait which is another issue because it completely ignores the entire system of how beauty standards manifest. It is reductive to refer to double eyelids a white trait that koreans want because it leads to the idea that Koreans want to achieve whiteness. This is like the issue of light skin. People bleach their skin not to be white, but because they want to be considered beautiful (in the world of white beauty standards). It’s also reductive to call light skin a white trait because it insinuates people bleach their skin because they literally want to be white not because we live in a world in which white beauty standards dominate (and also because it ignores the POC who are light skinned [and in the case of plastic surgery, Koreans who are born with double eyelids]). White people are also not the only people who have double eyelids so calling a white trait isn’t entirely accurate either.
I also think at this point, a lot of people who want plastic surgery look to Korean actors/actresses, singers, and performers who either were born with or surgically got double eyelids as physical inspirations. So you can say that double eyelid surgery may have its roots in white beauty standards, but if there’s anything people who are getting double eyelid surgeries right now want to look like, it’s probably Korean celebrities.
Additionally, it’s important to realize that plastic surgery in Korea, like it is in the US and assumedly other nations, is a class issue. Double eyelid surgery is not a part of every girl’s coming of age because double eyelid surgery is still expensive! This isn’t something I see mentioned very often.
Going back to obvious fascination surrounding double eyelid surgery, the fascination also has to do with this portrayal of South Korean society as vain and beauty-obsessed. As if other countries don’t have plastic surgery or beauty standards, as if only we teach and are taught to hate and change our features. But let’s look at how Asian Americans in the west also face pressure to undergo double eyelid surgery. Julie Chen, an American anchor, was pressured by her American director and agent to undergo surgery. And if you ask monolidded Asian Americans, I’m sure many will have painful recollections of getting teased for their monolid eyes. East-Asians are not the only ones encouraging double eyelid surgery.
So to sum it up: Stop this reduction of double eyelid surgery. Stop just spewing what you think is right about plastic surgery and understand your voice is not crucial or valuable in all conversations because you don’t have the personal experience to distinguish between what you’ve heard about Korean plastic surgery/the reality.
- admin e
In case you were wondering where I was this weekend, other than watching a lot of anime and reading a lot of comics and manga… I was at a county fair petting goats and sheep. I want a pet goat (or sheep).
s/o to all my bi women friends who are as alienated by Official Bi Tumblr because that rhetoric and theory don’t match up with our actual lives :))))))
Sailor Petals, 31.8 x 40.9 cm, Acrylic on Canvas
white people are like “why don’t you live in India” and I’m just thinking why don’t you live in 12.5% Germany 25% England 25% Australia 6.25% Sweden 18.75% Russia and 12.5% Italy??????
Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.
And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.It’s great that he’s addressed this but are we really supposed to believe that NO ONE during the extremely lengthy processes of writing a song, recording it, mastering it and animating the music video wouldn’t have brought it up?
Excuse me but how the hell is spastic even remotely insulting?
So I just recently learned that in the UK calling someone spastic means the same thing as calling someone retarded, only much worse.
If it makes people in the UK feel any better, people in the US literally do not know this (like literally no one I have ever met and/or know). Here being spastic is usually meant to mean something along the lines of acting like a hyper-active child (like running around in circles yelling just because they feel like it please be quiet for just 2 minutes type of child). NOBODY here uses it as a slur.
Since Weird Al is a US musician and the US music industry is pretty non-international, yeah actually I think its entirely possible that none of the people who worked on this song actually knew that spastic was considered an awful slur in some parts of the world.
And I’m like 99.9999% sure that Weird Al is genuinely very sorry that he was accidentally offensive.
CRUSH THE IDEA THAT NONBINARY PEOPLE HAVE TO BE MASCULINE IN ORDER TO BE ANDROGYNOUS
White woman on the train with “trust no nigga fear no bitch” tattooed on her neck. Meanwhile she sleep on her black boyfriend’s shoulder 😳🙅 where the fuck do we live!?