it's gonna be america

can i just say something?

when I was a kid, I told my mom that I wanted to be an actress when I grew up. You know what she told me?

She said, “sure, but you’re going to have to do it in China. America won’t hire you if you’re Asian.”

And that was it for that dream. 

Of course, that was just a phase - one of many, one I would’ve gotten over anyway. But what she said stuck to me. You’re going to have to act in China, because America doesn’t hire Asians.

And if there’s anything I learned over these years, it’s that she was right. Asian-Americans don’t get to see ourselves on screen. We don’t get to read about our deeds. And we get pissed. We complain, we shout, and people dismiss us because, oh, “the Japanese are okay with Ghost in the Shell”, and “I’ve heard that mainland Chinese are perfectly fine with Iron Fist.” Well, great for them. This isn’t about them.

This is about us. Asian-Americans. Asian-Canadians. Asian-Australians. Asian hyphen something. And the Asians in Asia don’t understand - because they can’t. They’re surrounded by media portrayals of them. They never have to fight for representation because it’s always there. They have no idea what it’s like to live in a country that sees you as other, and then to have to go back to your home country, to have your parents tell you “this is you, this is your culture, your heritage” and you look upon the faces of your family and you see nothing of yourself in them. 

Asian-Americans are not the same as Asians who live in Asia. We live in a different culture. Our values, our beliefs, the experiences that shape our lives are separate. 

We want to see ourselves in western media because it’s what we grew up with. It’s what surrounds us. Sure, we can watch K-dramas and anime and Chinese/Taiwanese/Japanese/whatever dramas, and a lot of us do, but it’s still not us

We shouldn’t have to go watch Asian dramas just to see a part of us represented. We shouldn’t have to move to Asia just to be hired. 

We deserve to represent, and be represented, as ourselves.

in a hundred lifetimes, i’d choose you

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Just a little reminder of what’s to come this year. ;D

Happy New Year!

Originally posted by onikasbooty

Go put on your clothes, gotta look good while we decompose.

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Hi~~ just got home from my super boring school… 😑
Because of the boredom & there’s no teacher around…. i made a sketch on Santys outfit~~ got no eyes thou… also tried to sketch in this tab, cuz i wasted so many sketch pads & bond papers… it still time consuming, & my fingahs can’t draw so much on thy digital~~

But Hope ya like it~~ ( trashy drawing )

one of my many wishes for steven universe is for a future gem fusion to be voiced by one of the ladies from ABBA

but that’s probably never gonna happen since both of them are like 60 or 70 years old by now

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Patrick Stump + Pre-hiatus music videos

Hetalia: Waking up... AMERICA!
  • England: *From kitchen* AMERICA! GET THE BLODDY HELL UP, ITS AN HOUR PAST TWELVE!
  • America: *mumbles* don't wanna, Not gonna.
  • England: *Walks in Americas room* ALFRED F JONES!
  • America: FINE. *Stands up wearing nothing but American flag boxers*
  • England: *Blushes* Good. Now, I ne-
  • America: *Kisses England*
  • England:
  • England:
  • America: Please, if your gonna wake me up, don't be so loud.
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‘…and through fusion, we make lavender chalcedony! Prepare yourself for the Spear Spitting Star Shooting Big Giant Ass Harpoon Gun… of Doom!!

The name of their gun is a work in progress and it really doesn’t look all that doom like,,, but g o d I loved these two designs so I drew them and got carried away and drew the fusion too. Oops?