someone in your class mentions communism. they speak about it at length. you are in biology class.
you text your mother. she does not respond for 3 days. you text her again and then realize that it has only been 2 hours since your first text.
freshmen travel in packs. what are they afraid of.
your class is in room 153. the numbers start at 201. you cannot find the first floor.
someone is talking about communism. it is not the same person as last time. this is an english class.
your transcript says you have an A in philosophy 3310. you do not remember taking this class. what did you learn? what did you do?
you meet your elevator buddy. you do not speak. you never do. you ride in silence. one day, they are not there. you miss them.
your advisor refers you to the registrar. the registrar refers you to admissions. admissions refers you to both the registrar and your advisor. you have spoken to two people who do not exist and one who has been dead for ten years.
the boy who sits next to you wears the same clothes everyday. you think this is strange but when you mention it, he tells you that this is the first time he has worn this outfit. you realize that you have lived this day before.
you pass someone sleeping in the quad. he has always been there. stop looking at him.
someone answers, “communism.” it is not someone who has been previously mentioned. the question was, “what is an example of the art of ancient greece?”
you have a doppelganger on campus. you have never met them. they know all of your friends.
the seniors speak only to professors. their eyes are dead. they have given up the safety of the pack long ago.
the professor is talking about STD’s. your math class is very strange.
the powerpoint is in comic sans. you suspect that your economics professor is an extraterrestrial being after all.
“communism,” the man serving you lunch insists. wearily you nod. that’s what everyone says.
Don’t forget Gorillaz fans, Jamie Hewlett exist! He made all you’re favorite band members come to life in the music videos, shorts, ect! He continues drawing them countless times and works day and night to give you new content with the band members! So please appreciate him!!! ❤❤❤
absolutely adores books but still wishes they read more, takes really aesthetic book photos, doesn’t waste their time on a book they know they won’t like, pretty critical about book to movie adaptations, considers other people’s reviews before picking up a book, reads their books in class even when they probably shouldn’t, loves borrowing books from others
will plow through book after book and then not read for an entire month, attempts to organize books alphabetically or by colour but in the end just tries to squeeze them in anywhere, probably re-reads more old books than they read new books, only presents they want are books, may not finish books super quickly but loves them nonetheless
reads books at an alarming rate, can and will read on any form of transportation, wears glasses, instead of listening to music they’re actually listening to audio books, starts reading a good book but then gets distracted by another and completely forgets about the old one, usually critical of the protagonist.
attempts to read over 20 books at the same time, ships everything, loves it when they’re friends read a book that they recommend,they have to finish the whole series no matter what, gets defensive when someone doesn’t recognize them as a reader, wants to read all the books their friends have read so they can contribute their own opinions to discussions
to all the people that complain about black people in historical european settings: don’t you ever get tired of being racist?
“but it’s not historically accurate”, i see you cry out. you know what else isn’t historically accurate? all the perfect teeth. all the hairless women. the costumes, often. the accents. the fact that i’m supposed to believe that everyone spoke english all the time regardless of where they were and which company was present. but sure, black people in medieval europe, that’s the big historical innacuracy. because you’re racist.
How many of us can say that we are being truly authentic? The problem for me personally is that, half the time, I don’t know who I am, or what I want. My dreams in life change faster than my mood did that time I ran out of meds last year.
*Marinette does something clumsy while talking about how much she looooooves Adrien*
Her hot friend who should be a main character:
You should tell him you like him!
OMG NO BECAUSE OF REASONS
Adrien, conveniently nearby:
lol, I'm hot and so is that Ladybug chick. We know nothing about each other and routinely lie to each other and our closest friends. That's a solid premise for a relationship if I ever heard one!
Someone, somewhere in Paris:
*experiences a single moment of negativity, no matter how petty or temporary*
HELLO NAUGHTY CHILDREN, IT'S AKUMA TIME
Hello, I am Ridiculous Name von Badfic. Prepare to be minorly inconvenienced!
*recycled animation sequences*
my life is a dumpster fire
I'm rethinking every decision I've ever made.
This time my plan is sure to work even though it never has before and I keep doing the same thing over and over!
LUCKY CHARM *gets a random object* LOL WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH THIS?
*thinly veiled use for the item appears*
Gotcha! *recycled animation sequences* No more evil doing for you, little akuma.
I'm not trying to sound rude, but how can you as a woman (I assume) watch korean dramas considering how sexist they are?
This message has been sitting in my inbox for a while and that’s because I’ve been thinking a lot about it. I’m sorry that this is long, but there’s a lot to unbox here. (EDIT: I’ve rethought my previous statement and I’m actually not sorry)
I want to get one thing out of the way first. How can I watch kdrama “as a woman”? Well, simply, because a lot of it is made for women. The genre of the Korean drama itself often caters to female-centric stories and vast majority of Korean screenwriters for dramas are women. In fact, I just checked all the screenwriters for my top 10 rated kdramas, and every single one of them is a woman. (I’m sure there is something to be said for the fact that most directors, not only in Korea, are men, but I’m afraid that would veer us into a different topic altogether). I’m not saying kdramas can only be enjoyed by women, or that all women like them, obviously. They just happen to play to a lot of my interests, and my interests just happen to be considered pretty stereotypically feminine (ex. female leading characters, relationship-centered plotlines, romance, etc). Not every kdrama fits into these categories and I could go on all day naming exceptions, but that’s not the point of this. For you to insinuate that is so ridiculous for me, “as a woman”, to enjoy kdramas is just really fucking wild to me.
Anyway, this isn’t to say that because these stories are written by women, they are absolved of sexism. I want it to be clear I’m not trying to say that. What I am saying is that I am particularly attracted to stories that are told by and written for women, aka that’s why I’m balls deep in a whole sideblog about them. I don’t think that this is a crime, unlike what the tone of your message seems to be insinuating.
In terms of actual sexism in kdramas, of course it exists. There are some common tropes in asian dramas as a whole that are very harmful to women, especially if you go back a few years, but they’re even prevalent in dramas that air today. But do you know where sexism is also pretty prevalent? All media. As an American, I can say with full certainty that American TV can also be sexist and perpetuate just as harmful tropes, maybe just of a slightly different variety. The same can be said for literally every country. To say sexist things only happen in kdrama is giving the rest of the world’s media far too much credit.
Here’s the main thing: no piece of media will ever be perfect. If I were to consume only things that didn’t involve any type of innate prejudices of any sort, then I literally would just stare at a wall all day. Being critical of what you consume is great, and pointing out things that should be changed or done away with is also great. I can watch kdramas and enjoy them while also noting when they exhibit something harmful. It’s not just sexism either, anyone can see that the LGBT community is severely underrepresented in Korean media. There are plenty of things to be improved upon and nothing exists in a vacuum. Wildly enough, I don’t just sit there drooling every time I watch something. I actually think with my human meat brain. It’s okay to like things that aren’t perfect.
Lastly, and maybe most importantly, I think your view of every single Korean drama being wildly sexist is way too narrow minded. I’m not sure what you have been watching, but despite it’s flaws, I do think there are some things that kdramas actually do better than, say, American TV. There’s a reason so many people like/watch them! For one, there are so many great examples of female characters out there that you simply cannot write off. Off the top of my head, Because This is My First Life is a great example of three different female characters with different, very realistic, personalities and goals and who are all flawed and complex characters. Also of course I have to mention boys who cry! Once again, there are SO many great examples of men in kdrama who are allowed to be healthily emotional. I could write a whole separate post on these two things alone, but this response has already been long enough.
I know you said you don’t want to sound rude, but, you still kinda did. I think discussing sexism in Korean dramas and in any media is always an important conversation, but not when you’re coming at someone so judgmentally just for liking something. Maybe if you had reworded this message, my response might not have been so confrontational, but it is what it is.
TL;DR: Every form of media is sexist in some manner or another. And I watch kdramas because I like them… sue me.
a very gentle reminder that art created by vld crew members and posted to their personal accounts that aren’t official promotional material is still fanart and should be treated with the same respect as fanart by other fanartists in fandom, i.e. not reposting their work without permission.
"I lose respect for anyone who believes the rights of a demographic of people are lesser than others." Sure. Does that mean support ALL demographics? I'm a heterosexual and I idenify with the gender I was born as. But everywhere I look on this site, people are that that's a bad thing that I'm some sort of bad person for identifiying that way. I know the lgbt+ community is working hard to get their rights, and at the same time, I feel like mine don't matter as much and that my identity is wrong.
Here’s the simplest I can put it. If you are someone who respects the personal rights of others and you’re just trying to be a person, I respect you.
incredibly specific things about Bakugou’s wardrobe that i have noticed:
he owns lots and lots of black/dark blue tank tops
loves wearing baggy pants and probably buys them all a size or two larger than necessary just so he can pull off his Look™
wears an incredibly bright orange belt to hold up his way too large pants so they don’t fall down around his ankles. however he still wears his pants way too low despite the belt. child is dedicated to his Look™