Certain roles I’ve played – Frank Castle is one of them – require real solitude. You have to know the state it’s going to put you in. For me, it doesn’t make sense to be in bars and Chinese restaurants in New York City, hanging out with friends, and then turn up to play Frank. If I was a better actor perhaps I could do that.
“Who would’ve guessed this costume-wearing bastard would be this strong… Both his power and speed are beyond anything than I ever imagined…!! What’s more, I don’t think he was even fighting at his full strength!”
the situation on bts’ colorism in the japanese magazine
this is a long post, however i believe theres lots to understand on this subject that cannot be dismissed. i have two disclaimers: first, please read until the end before criticizing because when i say i made an effort to include all views i mean it. second, there will be hetero references in this since the interview was about their ideal girl.. i apologize n i dont mean to assume their sexuality or anything.
there are three main parts to this; 1) lets understand the whole picture, 2) be fair and 3) for those who were hurt by the “interview” and to those who want to dismiss them (this is not patronizing, i really fucking sympathize here)
lets understand the whole picture
to begin, I’m pretty much positive they didn’t actually interview bts for the magazine… rather, they drew on old interviews for the magazine… i don’t think the members were actually involved in any way with this magazine specifically. there a few posts about this and i’ll like them, but the best was by @jkguks. they showed how each exact response was recycled from an old interview. the post can be found here. comments have also been made that this magazine is known for such moves in the past and that their credibility isn’t so great. @allforbts pointed out here that the magazine didnt have a photoshoot – they reused pictures from other sources – which probably indicates they didn’t have an actual interview; however this isn’t real evidence. in my own personal opinion i dont trust the person who posted the translations on twitter. yes the translations are correct as far as we all know, but what i mean is… i think she knew the interview was old/reused. everyone that asked about the interview’s date received no response from her. she even made a comment about how many followers shes gained. if she cleared up that the interview was old or reused then this whole thing would die out n she’d stop getting followers. anyway i find it suspicious but i could also just be reading too far into it. the whole point of this is that at this point we can pretty much conclusively say that the interview is recycled n this is not something they said recently. this is not to devalue the weight of their words because it still hurt a lot of people. old or new, getting told your skin color is “unideal” is painful. however we do wanna look at this because we at least now know that their status of “since educated on colorism and racism and now pretty pc/sensitive” is not going to be revoked! they’ve since educated themselves, that is still the truth. this is just the ugly past come to rear its head.
on the other end of understanding the whole picture, i’m going to make a sorta controversial statement. hopefully in fully explaining it, you all will get the full idea… but for the sake of k-armys who are getting attacked by intl fans constantly and also for the sake of perspective – which may lessen the blow of their words for those hurt by them – i need to say this. the concept of colorism is alive and well in korea… it just isn’t the same as it is in the west. in the west – for the most part – we are more ethnically/racially diverse while korea is almost entirely racially/ethnically homogeneous. so how does this effect the meaning of colorism? well because one of the largest identifiable traits when looking at the differences between the world’s races n ethnicities is skin color, race/ethnicity will always be tied to skin color, especially in really diverse areas. in the west where we are consistently exposed to different races/ethnicities as part of our daily lives, a preference of skin color holds not only colorist implications but also racist implications. if some mayo dude said “i think darker skin is ugly on girls” we can safely assume hes a racist fuck on top of being colorist. however, since korea is homogenous, there isnt any real racist implications. let me elaborate: korea has issues with being racist against other poc, however in an interview discussing ideal types where the ideal type is already assumed to be at the very basis korean (or maybe another east asian ethnicity if you’re stretching it), the statement on skin color is directed at people of their shared race. so how is this less problematic? it is still problematic definitely – i’d like to make this clear – but in korea, the concept of skin color amongst koreans as a beauty standard isnt racially or ethnically motivated and therefore its more akin to saying “i prefer blue eyes over brown eyes on white girls” because they’re discussing a physical variance within their own race. in the end, it’s still colorist, but please try to understand that in korea the remarks arent as horrible. they still shouldn’t say that, and really, any discussion of skin color preferences is ugly, but it’s extremely important to be considerate of korean culture. intl fans forget constantly that we are guests to korean culture. if you were invited to someones house you wouldnt bust in there feeling entitled n doing whatever the fuck you want. you’d try and respect their rules and how they run their home. if you had a problem with something there, you’d politely ask them to accommodate you, explaining why that accommodation was necessary. you wouldnt fucking trash them for not having their house already equipped to your preference. thats incredibly selfish. this is the same way. you are guests to this culture, and while you shouldnt allow colorism to continue, this theme of entitlement amongst intl fans – especially when we have done very little to respect their culture; we demand they understand ours while continually paying theirs no regard – is really shamefully. i ask that people reading this do their best to be more considerate in the future. not everything is black n white… lots of things have grey area and we can afford to be more socially conscious. im pretty sure most k-fans have it about up to here dealing with koreaboos criticizing their culture…
this is a short statement but i need to remind you all that most of the members were problematic in that interview and if you are only trashing namjoon you need to fucking stop. you are allowed to offended, of course – i was pretty bothered too seeing how im the opposite to namjoons ideal in every way, my bias who i’d fucking die for – but if your whole focus is “namjoon this and namjoon that” than youre being a biased ass and im gonna need you to sit down. if youre going to be mad, by all means, be mad, but dont fucking pretend the other members said nothing wrong. im sick of people pretending every member but namjoon is perfect and unproblematic. present day he’s probably the most un-problematic member since educating himself on racial issues, feminism, n lgbtq rights, making himself an advocate for them all while idols remain silent…. hmm…. but keeping pushing that “problematic member” agenda sure. yeah lets pretend the facts dont exist ok
for those who were hurt by the “interview” and to those who want to dismiss them
fans who read through the interview n realized they kinda fit their bias’ ideal type – esp in terms of skin color – please don’t make comments on how people need to “get over this”. for many fans, especially non light skinned poc, this really hurt. not only as a “i don’t fit my bias’ ideal type” but also as a betrayal of trust. many non light skinned poc have experienced some type of discrimination for their skin color and many had their sense of self confidence fucked over for it. its not just a “you dont think darker skin is beautiful, aw :(” its more of a, “you are someone i love and support and the fact that you’d call my skin color less attractive – the skin color for which i’ve had to struggle to find my own confidence in – just like so many others, feels like betrayal”. its really hurtful. so don’t be dismissive. you don’t understand. this isnt your discussion, im sorry.
and lastly, to the fans who were hurt by the interview. im sorry boo. im sorry that the industry you support continues to hurt you. im sorry someone you decided to love and support made you feel like that. please remember that the ideal type is such a flimsy concept. they really dont mean anything. those questions were grossly specific n they were so unnecessary, but at the end of the day, they are still made up preferences. the boys wouldn’t find you unattractive for not meeting the bits on their checklist – fuck no. attraction just doesnt work like that. no one falls in love with the person that hit everything on their little “ideal type” checklist. honestly, if you asked me to describe my ideal type n i just listed shit off the top of my head, it probably wouldnt add up to namjoon…. but in every way namjoon perfect to me. im fucking whipped. this is the same. dont take their ideals to heart, dont feel like anything on you needs to change. you are exactly the way you need to be, and dont ever let some guys “ideal type” make you feel any less. n if anyone every tries to tell you that you’re failing to meet their beauty standards… fucking kick them. fcuk them seriously. dont let this shit effect your self confidence. gross comments like that dont deserve a thought in your head
You know what ? I hate guys like you the most. Guys that are too scared to die, but are always complaining… too absorbed with pitying themselves to do anything. Stop going on about how lonely you are. I hate that shit.
In the early 2000s my uncle was deployed to a French base. There was also a group of American soldiers on the base who assumed that, coming from Canada, my uncle obviously must be fluent in French and should tell them a bunch of things they could say to the French soldiers.
So my uncle’s initial reaction is along the lines of “wtf I’m from Alberta” (which, for those of you who don’t know, is decidedly not the French province) but answers their questions that he can for a bit.
And then they asked how to say “hello”. Which, if they’d listened to any conversations going on on the base, they should have easily been able to figure out, not to mention that maybe learning how to say “hello” in the language of the people running the base you’re going to before you actually go there might have been a good idea.
So my uncle told them it was “pamplemousse”. And these Americans didn’t find anything wrong with it (the other Canadians didn’t point out anything wrong with it, either) and they started greeting everyone by calling out “pamplemousse!”
From what my uncle knows, no one ever let them in on the fact that they were going around base yelling “grapefruit” at people.
“A patronus is drowning in the darkest depths of the ocean without fear because someone is holding my hand. It is the freedom to scream and thrash and crumble under all the hate and pressure, because I know I am not alone. It is the feel of calluses on my skin, the cool prick of a body asking me for heat during the coldest nights, and the soft hum of a particular voice during the worst ones.
Harry, it is the admiration in your eyes when you see my mark, because you know, without any need for words, why it’s there. Why it had to be there. It is the tingle that comes with every kiss on my scars and the roses you planted and allowed to bloom within me through the years. A patronus, really, is more than just second chances and redemption. It is more than simply dying and being revived.
It is coming home to six beautiful smiles and huddling together under the sheets, drowning in a fit of giggles until we fall asleep. It is you landing safely in my arms after every mission, and your lasting kisses during goodbyes. It is the promises you have made and kept during the years, and the love and acceptance not only you, but our family has provided without expecting anything in return.
Harry Potter, there will never be enough words and reasons to describe what a patronus is to me. But know this, the life you have allowed me to live and the people you have allowed me to know and love serve as the very foundation of my happiness. Nothing, I believe, can ever take that away from me. I love you.”
Bobbing my head back and forth, I checked to make sure that nothing was coming my way before trotting across to the other side of the road; I’d heard too many tales of other animals being slammed into or having their paws run over not to check. I hadn’t even made it halfway before a bright light charged at me, racing around the corner faster than I had ever seen anything move before.
I have a Commander tag but hardly ever use it because how mad people get when you’re not a 100% perfect Commander.. like sometimes I just want to lead a fun event but then all hell breaks loose if something bad happens, usually due to rng in the first place. “
hi so i had recently stumbled upon this tag #witchblr then before that i had no idea witches exist omg im just awed and amazed rn. so is there like a quick crash course or anything for anyone curious 'bout yall damn idk what im doing here but everything here is so cool #nothinbutrespectformywitches <3
This is probably one of the cutest asks we’ve ever received and you just made my day, so thank you anon!
There’s unfortunately no real crash course, and it depends entirely on what types of witchcraft you’d be interested in too! There’s so many types of witches and it’s pretty amazing how many different ones there actually are - and if there’s a type that doesn’t exist yet, I’m sure someone would change that one day!
We do have a general tag for beginners, and we also have a tag for masterposts. So both of those tags could be really helpful for you to just learn loads of little bits and about how it all works!
And of course you’re also more than welcome to come and send us asks or message us if there’s anything you’re curious about or if you have questions about something. We don’t have all the answers but at the very least we can put the word out there and other people might be able to give you some answers instead! We have tags for a lot of different things and all kinds of spells too, so hopefully we can help you out
I'm trying to send you a letter and some fanart but idk how. My parents would kill me if they knew I had tumblr or talked to people on the internet because they think everyone is a creepy pervert looking to rape and/or kill me ;/ so if I ever get the chance to send you all that stuff I will (I'm also the moon pie anon, I wanna send those too :o)
oh thank you sm love <3 you dont have to send me anything if its troubling for you! you can always just tag me in your stuff!! id love to see it!
Confession: i get lowkey upset every time I read a trimberly fic & see Trini's last name as Kwan. As a latinx person it kinda makes me feel bad cause theyre sorta erasing the fact that becky & trini are latinx. & I understand that theyre only doing it cause no one knows her last name but it still sucks. Ive seen other people use other Spanish last names or even use gomez cause thats beckys last name. Idk Im just a little frustrated & this isnt any hate to writers. I just wanted to vent. Thanks!
Oh god I feel. I try to only use it in the tags, call me out if I ever write it on a post.
On that note, I would love to see more headcanons/fics/anything that reflect her heritage. It holds so much potential, especially with how often she’s moved. It would have been one of the only constants in her life, something to hold onto. At least that’s what I’d like to think.
Plus the Rangers trying to learn more about each other’s respective cultures would be an A+++ storyline