Alex Law boosted
Alex Law boosted

my artist/writer brain says that they designed the tribes that way because if they made each one represent an specific country or culture, and it turns out one of them is the antagonists, it would go down way worse

Show thread

wow, the response to the Raya movie is really polarized. Also it's mainly

diaspora SE asians: yaaaayyyy representation

SE asians: wtf is this horseshit

there is one good thing about text communication which is that you never get interrupted

watched enola holmes and it seems to assume the audience has a pretty good amount of knowledge about the british suffragettes and politics to understand what's happening

tbh not unlike assuming stick figures are male unless you put a bow on it to make it female, characters are only interpreted as e. asian (by non-asians) if you give them slanty fox eyes, even though they have a variety of different features, including within a single country. maybe turn it around and ask why white people aren't drawing themselves with obvious double lids, long noses and hot pink skin

Show thread

sometimes i see conversations about designing characters of different races, and they all seem to assume european white is the "default" race, which is the kind of attitude that leads people to resort to making east asian characters into a caricature, or assuming anime characters are not japanese because they don't have those features

I don't usually listen to Code Switch but I listened to the ep on the term "POC" and its derivatives, and there was an interesting study cited. If ppl feel included in a group, they're more likely to support movements relating to other members of that group even if it doesn't affect them--eg black citizens supporting DACA or immigrants supporting BLM. But if someone feels excluded or ignored from that group, they become less likely to care. something to consider wrt how language affects opinion

the twitter alg wants me to have a certain number of interests so they know what tweets to throw at me, but can't handle that I'm literally only interested in cartoons and games so they're just like "uhhhh... sharks?! Maybe you like sharks? Here's the Shark Category!!"

also my mobile data isn't working, wow i rly jinxed myself with that one

Show thread

nothing bad happened and everyone is alive!!! what the heck

Show thread

just saying, if some terrible tragedy were to befall us on this halloween night, it would be most unfortunate

Show thread

spoopy time with my bf on saturday :blobmiou: , hope nothing bad happens

and it kinda reminded me of My Brother's Husband where you could tell it was meant for straight people to have their schoolhouse rock session, not necessarily something for gay people

Show thread

i started watching golden kamuy and it's ok but there's an odd juxtaposition between the war violence and "and now here's your educational lesson about ainu culture."

Alex Law boosted
Show more
Mastodon

Server run by the main developers of the project 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!