We need to remember: Native Hawaiian Culture > Local Culture
I see this all the time from locals when issues on Hawaiian culture arise, where we think just cause we grew up around da culture, we have any say in how it should or shouldn’t be used.
Lucky we live HI but it doesn’t make us free from harming Native Hawaiians. We who do not have Hawaiian in our bloodlines, are haole to these lands in its original meaning. Yes, Hawai’i is a much more loving place than most and I am so proud to be from Hawai’i, but we are not free of racism, neo-colonialism, etc, including against Hawaiians.
When local culture says one thing but Hawaiian says another, Hawaiian culture wins, because it is HAWAIIAN CULTURE. We as locals, haoles, cannot combat the feelings and lived word of Hawaiians. Ainokea if we grew up with one thing and all of a sudden they saying different. Such as with Hapa. Local culture says its anyone who is mixed with anything. I grew up around that, you grew up around that. But that is false. That is erasure of the true meaning of Hapa, of what the identity of Hapa was born out of, of the Hawaiian culture attached to it. You are not Hapa if you are not part-Hawaiian, no matter what local culture says.
Hawaiian culture always comes before local culture. Respect the culture and respect Native Hawaiians.
If you work for the Vinsmokes, Do you get to feed/pet/love the snails? ..... asking for a friend.
Taysir: “To be honest, it’s not supposed to be our job. There is a special group who does that. But sometimes when we’re out on the seas, we have to take care of the snails, yes.”
Taysir: “Are y’all ready to clean it?”
Hermès: “Yeah, pretty much. It shouldn’t take too long in my opinion.”
Skylar: “Y’all are fine o’er there? Do you have the food for the snail?”
Cynthia: “Did you all really bother me in my paperwork to come and feed that damn snail??”
Ume: “All this slobber…. Makes me sick…”
Kaui: “We’re done cleaning down there, go get the medicines and the food. We should be done in twenty minutes.”
Taysir: “Roger that!”
Bene: “Scrub, scrubby, scrub~”
Jupiter: “Hey Cynthia! Why do you look so upset?! Not happy to come and give some love to the snails?”
Weeeeew!! Here are some other official Black Capes! I should make an about page about all the secondary characters hmmm…
Anyway, yes Black Capes get to clean, feed and take care of the snails once in a while; during missions or stuff like that. Otherwise it’s not supposed to be there job. But most of them like to do it, so it’s okay ^^
ALSO: Taysir has his new haircut~ nothing spectacular but hey… OTL