so are we cute or ARE WE CUTE
I could study for the Mandarin exam tomorrow, or I could plan a coord to wear to it.
Now might not be the best time to talk to me about priorities.
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Fun little trick I learned in therapy: validation. When someone is upset, don’t try to fix the problem, point out the cause, or tell them it could be worse. Just validate their emotions. Be like, ‘shit yeah man, that sucks. I’m sorry you’re going through that. I’m here for you.’ That’s literally all you have to do to make them feel better. Thank you and goodnight.
anna’s mayor bc she CANT HOLD HER FUCKING HORSES and wait for a god damn surprise
here you go baby
i got really excited about that keychains idea and then i was like “IM GONNA MAKE MATCHING ACNL MAYOR KEYCHAINS FOR ME AND ANNA” and then i accidentally a thing
i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism.
all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out.
here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer:
from top to left to right:
KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔，APPLE 蘋果，ONION 洋蔥，GRAPE 葡萄，CHAIR 椅子，TOMATO 番茄
traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.
it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.”
lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english.
she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english.
just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries.
let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.
this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day.
if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?
i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay.
i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media.
as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world.
feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality.
you do realise that this is an actual Japanese style called “Half” and she’s not actually being racist, she actually explains this in the beginning of the video. don’t make this another “hello kitty” incident.
ah yes, of course she isn’t an asian fetishiser. how could i have been mistaken. i was so wrong. i see the light now. none of this is racist at all, just like how that hello kitty video wasn’t racist. please forgive my gross oversight.
then again, most youtubers do the same, she just wants to do her own take on makeup is all, it isn’t racist she’s just enjoying another culture apart from her own.
"most youtubers do the same, so it’s not racist"
everyone look at this white kid trying to tell asian people what is and isn’t racist
White teen girls smh
i bet if you did a tutorial on how to be white by speaking in a nasally voice and saying “this water is too spicy” whites would be crying racism rn
omfg idk why i bothered watching this whole video it’s like i had to know how bad it was and
i cant get over how bad it is i spent most of the video just getting angrier, venus angelic is such trash