o shit!!! it’s him
(id rlly appreciate a reblog cause im trying real hard to get my art noticed thank u sm
ALSO I ACCIDENTALLY POSTED THIS ON THE WRONG ACCOUNT SO GO FOLLOW @finnwolfhearteyes FOR MORE)
during exo’s first concert of their new tour, eℓyxion, in seoul today suho performed a solo version of “playboy”. when discussing the stage he said: “it was my first time dancing and singing a solo song. "playboy” was written by my friend jonghyun so i always used to want to sing it.“ (source)
(You)r “inclusivity” in fan fiction is still exclusive to white skinny women.
I don’t know if anyone else has noticed it, so I’m just gonna say it.
As a black woman, it sucks rarely being represented…in movies, tv-show, books (especially books because I love writing and that’s what I want to do with my life) etc, it just isn’t fun.
So, when I found the concept of fanfiction, especially K-POP fan fiction, where the protagonist is “You” I thought it’d be fun to picture myself as leading woman 🤷🏾♀️, ya know?
Boy, was I wrong…
Somewhere along the way, the concept of “You,” in this situation, me–whom as I stated earlier, a black woman–I developed long, silky hair I can throw over my shoulders, pale light skin, blue or green eyes, a petite frame, etc…
Now, I’m no rocket scientist, but I don’t think it’s a far fetched statement to say that most black women, or other ethnic groups of women, or women with larger frames, don’t look like this…
Somewhere along the way, fan fic writer’s definition of “inclusivity” became the “exclusive to white, skinny women” club. It became more and more clear to me, with each and every line, that the protagonist was meant to be/ relate to a white woman or a “white passing” woman, both groups my dark, black ass can’t and will never relate to 🙅🏾.
And honestly, it’s become the biggest “fuck you” that you can give me as your reader. Wanna know why? Cause if that’s the route that you, the writer, are gonna go, then you mine as well just pick a white, skinny protagonist, name her Becky, and get it all over and done with. At least then I know to not get my expectations up.
I understand that the point of making the protagonist “you” is to allow the reader to picture themselves as the apple of their leading partner’s eye, thus allowing the reader to develop a real and genuine role in the narrative. However, newflash, WE AREN’T DOING THAT ‼️ We’re perpetuating this fucked up westernized stigma that only white women are worthy of love, affection, and time. And, along the way, we’re inherently telling women of color/ larger women that they aren’t good enough. And it’s like, damn, we already get told we aren’t good enough in the real world. Can a girl catch a break in fairytale land?
And yep, that’s pretty much all I have to say about that.