not to be dramatic but bts performing a song in korean at an american awards show is so, so, so important to me. when my family immigrated, they stopped speaking japanese in order to avoid discrimination and i know a lot of immigrant families can share similar stories. now, to see an asian group become so popular in western countries without conforming and speaking english makes me incredibly happy. hell, all of bts’s american appearances make me emotional because i remember growing up and wondering why there were no asian popstars out there. for such a long time, i held white features as standards of beauty because there was no other representation out there in the media i consumed. i reinforced the harmful stereotypes that were portrayed to me, like the “nerdy asian” and the idea that, to be glamorous or creative or a musician, you had to be white or white passing. representation matters and i hope that, regardless of whether or not you’re a fan of kpop or bts as a group, you see the significance in their breakthrough into the western market because it’s a big one.
Oookay, so what's with that "It seems the only thing I'm good at is disappointing people"-tag in your answer to the anon-ask about requests? o: I don't know you very well (yet), so of course I can't rly judge that statement. But even in that short time, I myself have never been disappointed from you. You are a kind person, gifted with the wonderful talents of drawing, and stayin in-character when RP'ing / answering asks. You are awesome, and I want you to know that. *sends lots of love and hugs*