i don't even like asians

10

I wouldn’t say that just visibility is important. I would say visibility as the stars of a show is important. That says that our stories matter. We’re not here to do the taxes of the white person, or to be the chipper best friend to the white person. It’s important to see Asians in those leading roles. —Constance Wu

VLD staff: We’re keeping Keith’s ethnicity to ourselves until later

Some People: Omfg remember when Keith told Shiro “you're like a brother to me” they're gonna be brothers! They’re both Japanese clearly!

Me:

I’m not gonna lie, as an Asian american, I highkey hate seeing racebending aus where japanese anime characters get headcanoned into dark-skinned but not Asian poc just bc some of u ppl subconsciously think light-skinned Asians are basically white

Newsflash, ur not being progressive or diverse, ur just being anti-Asian

I get it, we’re all hungry for representation but man, can u find some other way to bring diversity into anime other than erasing the japanese out of the characters, like that’s just not okay

this does not apply to headcanoning anime characters as mixed - that one’s great

anonymous asked:

I went through this entire blog, and I just. I think my heart has shriveled up inside of me, this is too beautiful. I can barely believe something like this exists. But if it hasn't been done before, how about some IwaOi gods AUs???

Thank you, anon, you’re so kind (*´艸`*) and here’s the super late reply.

I suppose this is not what anon has had in mind but this is what first comes to my mind when I think of God AU for Iwaoi. It’s a mixture of Japanese and Chinese folktales of Gods and mythical creatures.

IwaOi God AU (Eastern ver.)

  • Oi-kawa (及川) is the God of River (kawa-no-kami 川の神), the authority of river deities in Aoba Jousai.
  • Oikawa is born by the power of the God of Mountain and assumes his status as the God of River after the previous River God has perished with its fading power.
  • Oikawa is born powerful and with the power of purification.
  • When Oikawa turns seven, he meets a boy crying over a dying rabbit when he’s wandering the river bank in his human form.
  • The boy’s name is Iwaizumi Hajime and Oikawa befriends him by helping him bury the rabbit.
  • Iwaizumi is an orphan, very quiet and timid. He meets Oikawa at the edge of the forest every day after they becomes friends.
  • At first, Oikawa thinks that Iwaizumi doesn’t like animal (despite his first impression of Iwaizumi being sensitive over a dying rabbit) because Iwaizumi always looks tentative and scared when animals approach him.
  • Iwaizumi explains he’s scared that he’d hurt them.
  • Oikawa is dubious because Iwaizumi is very careful with his touch with everything (even flowers and Oikawa has learned that Iwaizumi loves flowers), but Iwaizumi firmly believes he’s cursed to bring bad luck to every living beings.
  • Oikawa tries to prove that Iwaizumi is wrong by capturing an injured rabbit (caught by a hunter’s trap) and gives it to Iwaizumi to take care of, because I am a River God, I don’t know how to treat an injured creature that’s not a fish.
  • Iwaizumi takes care of the wound but refuses to bring the rabbit back with him. They make a nest for it near Oikawa’s river so Oikawa can look after it when Iwaizumi goes home.
  • The rabbit gets sick before its wound gets fully healed and Oikawa uses his power to cure it so Iwaizumi won’t feel bad. They release the rabbit once it’s perfectly healed and the smile Iwaizumi gives Oikawa makes him swear to himself that he’d give Iwaizumi everything he’d ever want within or beyond Oikawa’s power.
  • Iwaizumi always dreams to have his own flower garden.
  • Oikawa clears a place for a flower bed along the riverbank and brings down the seeds of the most beautiful flowers he has seen in the mountain for Iwaizumi.
  • The flowers are fragile no matter how careful they take care of it so Oikawa always sneaks in some magic to make the flowers more lively.
  • When they are eighteen, the villages along Oikawa’s river are taken down by a severe plague.
  • The flowers die and Oikawa falls sick.
  • Iwaizumi doesn’t come to their place for a week and Oikawa is worried. He goes search for Iwaizumi and finds him in the depth of the forest, plants dying around his hiding place and no living creatures near in sight.
  • Iwaizumi is shaking and crying.
    Don’t come near me… not you… please not you too…
  • Oikawa doesn’t listen and cries out in surprise when the hand he reaches for Iwaizumi turns completely black.
  • Iwaizumi loses it and Oikawa is knocked out of consciousness by a wave of nauseous feelings.
  • Oikawa wakes up to the news of Deities being sent down from Heaven to take down the out-of-control God of Plague.
  • It turns out Iwaizumi is the new-born God of Plague (瘟神) and the man’s world are saved from his harm because Oikawa’s power is stronger than Iwaizumi’s when they are younger but now the power balance has tipped.  
  • Oikawa is furious.
    They can’t take him down. Iwa-chan is the most caring and loving person I’ve ever met. He never wants to hurt anyone,
    Why did God make him the God of Plague in the first place?
  • Because he’s the most caring and loving person of all Deities.
  • Oikawa gathers the river deities in Aoba Jousai, conjuring all the gold mine under the river bed to bribe an army of *Pixui to help.
  • They manage to find Iwaizumi before the Deity army from Heaven does.
  • Iwaizumi misunderstood that Oikawa is sent to kill him and his power grows even stronger because of his despair.
  • Oikawa gives up nearly all his power to help the Pixui army to drain/purify Iwaizumi’s ‘power.’
  • Iwaizumi is drained out of power when the Deity army found him and Oikawa, cradling together in a bed of flowers.
  • It takes nearly half a century for Oikawa to regain his power but never as strong as before.
  • Oikawa doesn’t mind though, because he has Iwaizumi, who, after drained of power of death, gains the power of birth.
  • They never know what Iwaizumi stands for after the ‘decease’ of the God of Plague, but there’s a legend passed down in the villages about seeing two spirits in form of boys wandering in the forest and leaving trails of flowers in their wake.

Keep reading