“I don’t like the term hipster—I think it’s become so broad as to apply to basically everyone—but the defining quality is that a hipster thinks and cares about what their tastes say about them, instead of just liking what they like. And so there is nothing more hipster than a person who decides that the only reason another person is wearing a colorful dress is that they’re concerned with what that dress means for their image. It’s hipster to give a shit if other people are hipsters or not; this is why people who claim they’re not hipsters are the most hipster of all, because they’re thinking that hard about it, and caring that much about what other people think.”—Tavi Gevinson, How to Not Care What Other People Think Of You
Shows With POC
Word Girl (Chanel 11 PBS) is another great show with POC.
Not only does it have POC,( the main character, Word Girl, is Hispanic) but its extremely diverse. I have seen both east and south asian characters, an albino kid, interracial families, what appeared to be a gay couple a wheel chair bound kid, mixed race kids and a character that seemed to have speech disabilities. All of which were never used for plot devices or even mentioned. They just roam around in the background of the show just like in real life.
It is probably one of the most diverse cartoons I have ever seen. I think that this is an important show because it’s a children’s cartoon that makes an effort to create a world where there is representation for all the different types of people one would encounter in real life without making the fact that they are not white an issue or even a discussion point. Which is something important for children’s television. I think that the fact that they even went as far as to include the albino character and the other characters with physical disabilities shows the effort that the creators put into making the world in which the show is set a world that mimics our own.
Also, something worth mentioning: I’m pretty sure most of the villains on this show are white (3/17 of the villains are POC). I don’t think its intentional, but that’s kind of what’s going on. Also, the main character’s “love interest” would make her in an interracial relationship.
To find out more about the show you can visit their website.
Would anybody in the WordGirl fandom would be interested in a game? Like a WordGirl themed video game? I was looking at the RPG maker website and I’m thinking about making a game. I don’t know what people reactions would be to it and I’m still trying to get the stupid program to run, but I would love to know if anyone would be interested in it or would like to help.
OH MY GOSH I FINALLY GOT A GOOD LOOK OF THAT PYRAMID ON INVISI-BILL’S AND BIG LEFT HAND GUY’S LETTER.
The pyramid goes like this:
Chuck and Butcher
Mr. Big Tobey and Granny May
…And some other villains here.(I couldn’t catch them all)
Please tell me someone got a pic?
So now this affirms what I already assumed that Two Brains is the ringleader of the villains Although Chuck and Butcher as the next top surprised me. ….A lot. Like Granny May and Mr big seemed to be higher up than those two…
But yeah I found this detail really cool.