queer representation isnt queer representation if its some easter egg to be revealed by a creator so they could pat themselves on the back
You ever just appreciate the aesthetic of a person? Like you not attracted to them or anything, but you find them pleasing to the eye and shit?
"First non-white Pokemon protagonist" yes the white children of the KANTO region in Japan, all of whom are white
Yes, because japan totally doesn’t have an obsession with valuing paleness over other skin tones to such an extent that a majority of anime is severely whitewashed, which has led to some intense body issues and casual racism in japan. Presentation of characters is just as important as the characters themselves.
THIS IS A COMMON ASSUMPTION MADE BY WHITE/WESTERN FEMINISTS.
Asian people don’t want to be pale because they want to be white, Asian people want to be pale because in history, it meant that you were of higher class and that mindset had it’s lasting effect.
The idealness of pale skin in Asian cultures is a product of COLORISM and has been present in Asian society for a LONG ASS TIME, before white people had more of a presence in Asia. Yes colorism has racist roots in American society, but don’t get it twisted when it comes to Asian beauty ideals.
Not to say that valuing paleness is a good thing (it’s totally not, which is why this is covered in colorism), but you gotta make sure you’re informed. JUST BECAUSE Asian ideals of beauty line up with eurocentric values of beauty does not mean that the colorism prevalent in Asian society was primarily influenced by the west.
suggested reading more stuff and here’s one about how western and traditional values of farinness both take a role (but honestly the part there they write about eurocentric beauty refers to mostly colorism in american culutre, and dosen’t really touch on western imperialism on eastern cultures anyways)
White people swear there were literally NO civilizations before they invaded the world. Y’all were still scratching in the dirt when other cultures were developing mathematics and complex trade and marketing.
A ‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse is a rare phenomenon that occurs when the moon’s orbit is at its apogee: the part of its orbit farthest away from the Earth. Because the moon is so far away, it seems smaller than normal to the human eye. The result is that the moon doesn’t entirely block out our view of the sun, but leaves an “annulus,” or ring of sunlight glowing around it. Hence the term “annular” eclipse rather than a “total” eclipse.
I want one!
They really don’t make ‘em like they used to. Wow.
Reminds me of The Room. Awesome.
I feel educated
Where was this when I was in calculus
why am i only seeing this now like
Hello! My baby!
Hello! My honey!
Hello! My ragtime gOOD LORD HOLY FUCKING SHIT
Oh my god
this is the most accurate representation of working in 3D I have ever seen
alternatives to “it was all just a dream”
- it was all just a story the narrator heard somebody else tell on the bus
- it was all just somebody rambling after getting their wisdom teeth out
- it was all just a feature length puppet show
- it was all just a set of cave paintings
- it was all just a frighteningly elaborate set of instructions on the back of a microwaveable meal
What in fucks name is this flying water
people who know the next letter of the alphabet without singing the song are terrifying
Anonymous said: Do you think it's possible to be racist to white people?
Okay, look. There are two ways to look at the term “racism.” The short, myopic way is to view it as racial prejudice. This is really easy and simple. It also doesn’t explain any of the statistics we have on racial inequality. If we use this definition, we just know there is racial prejudice. We don’t know where, why, or to what extent.
Or you can look at racism as systematic oppression based on race. This definition explains social inequality much better.
It demonstrates that if I enter a room and experience racial prejudice from an individual, I will continue to experience racial prejudice from society’s institutions as well even if I leave the room.
It demonstrates that if a white person enters a room and experiences racial prejudice from an individual, they will not continue to experience racial prejudice from society’s institutions as well.
Statistically, I will be hired less frequently, paid less, raped more, harassed by the police more, denied housing more, given more years for a crime, experience more racially motivated crime, and the like than a white person.
So you know. Take what you will from that.
i’m so upset
I just realized that the reason ghosts say Boo! is because it’s a latin verb
they’re literally saying ‘I alarm/I am alarming/I do alarm!!
if it comes from the latin word, they’re actually saying “I’M YELLING!” which is even cuter
do they speak latin because it’s a dead language
Jim Dingilian proves that a creative and skillful artist can create works of art with just about anything. By coating the interior of empty glass bottles with black smoke and then carefully brushing it away with tools mounted on dowels, he creates detailed and beautiful but dark works of smoke art that are dripping with a sense of suburban decay (via Bored Panda).
are you shitting me