i often see many people talking about how good and progresive and important is to have characters of differents race, sexuality ,religion etc.
and as a decent person i agree , for the simple fact that those people EXIST. So it would made no sense to have a group/community/world made only of a specific type of person (like whites, straight people). if someone would do that it is obviously a problem there…
Now (and keep in mind this is my opinion and as always goes with kindness and it expect the same in return) there is something about when people say things like “OH CERTAIN CHARACTER IS FROM THIS RACE SO NOW KIDS FROM THIS RACE WILL IDENTIFY AND RELATE TO IT” that bugs me… cause it make me feel like we are sort of “separating” people; “black kids will like black character, trans girls loves trans character” and the conclusion i get from these comments it’s that we are defining a person for only one aspect of it… for example i feel DEEPLY identified with frank zhang a chinese boy, and i’m a white latina girl, i don’t need a character to be physically like me to feel empathy and see me reflected in it. OF COURSE I LOVE TO SEE A LATIN AMERICAN GIRL LIKE REYNA IN THE SERIES , I LOVE HER. but that doesn’t mean i feel identified with reyna in any other aspect.
what i mean is, wouldnt it be good if we could all empatize and recognize ourselves in any character because of his personality and feelings rather than sexuality, ethnicity,etc? it just doesnt seem positive to me to have a state of mind in which you need someone share your skin color or religion to relate to it.
SO I MET RALPH AT COMIC-CON AND LET ME TELL YOU THE WHOLE STORY:
Kay, so we arrive and I see his booth thing. He’s signing people’s pictures and stuff and I’m peering at him out of the corner of my eye and he looks up at me and smiles, and I smile back. It was a short, but awesome moment.
Then it was time for me to take the picture with him, but I got the wrong directions from a worker there aND MISSED THE PHOTO OPPORTUNITY. So I met this girl (who was literally my spirit animal) and the same thing happened to her, and we were in the autograph line with tickets for pictures. When we get up there, we tell the worker what happened and she said “I’m sorry, I don’t think you guys can take the pictures. Just buy another ticket for tomorrow and come back.”
I WAS ON THE VERGE OF SOBBING, BUT THEN RALPH SAYS “No, I can take a picture with them, it’s no bother at all!”AND THE LADY NODDED. THE GIRL I MET WENT FIRST, THEN IT WAS MY TURN.
I walked up and he smiled at me and said “Hi, how was your day?” and I replied with “Pretty great, how about yours?” and he said “Tiring,” and I said “I bet,” and we laughed and shared a moment.
Then he asked if my friend ( @shipyoulikefedex ) and I were going to the panel, and I said “Probably not, we’ll be driving home by then,” aND I KID YOU NOT HE REPLIED WITH “Aw, I wish I could ride with you guys.” AND I SAID VERY CALMLY AND COOLLY, “I’d gladly take you” aND WE LAUGHED TOGETHER.
He asked what my name was after that and I told him “Mckayla” and HE FREAKING SAID “I like that name, a lot,” and I told him “thank you so much!”
Then it was during the actual picture and @shipyoulikefedex had a wire to hold up some of the hair on her cosplay (which was Canada from Hetalia aND IT WAS BEAUTIFUL) and he said “Don’t stab my eye out with that thing” IN THE MOST DAD VOICE EVER AND I WAS STILL CALM AND COOL.
During the picture, we put our arms around each other (like you do when you take pictures) and I was really hesitant to get all close to him and he fREAKING (GENTLY) PULLS ME CLOSER TO HIM SO OUR BODIES WERE TOGETHER (not to be weird)! THEN AFTER THE PHOT WAS TAKEN HE
LIKE, I DIDN’T EVEN HAVE TO ASK HIM, HE JUST DID IT, AND I HUGGED BACK AND AFTER THAT I HAD TO HURRY (all of this was done in less than four minutes) AND I TOLD HIM VERY QUICKLY THAT I LOVED HIS WORK AND HE IS SUCH AN AMAZING ACTOR, AND THAT I LOVED HIS WORK AGAIN AND HE
“I love you, Mckayla,”
AND I SAID WHILE TRYING NOT TO SCREAM
“I love you too,” TheN I HAD TO LEAVE AND I STARTED SOBBING IN THE BATHROOM
I DIDN’T THINK HE’D BE THAT NICE AND HE LOOKED SO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD! THAT SUIT WAS NOOOOOICE ON HIM AND HE WAS SO BEAUTIFUL AND HIS VOICE
I’ll upload the pictures once I get them printed. bUT I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO HAPPY. HE REMEMBERED MY NAME AFTER TWO MINUTES AND HE SAID HE LOVED ME AND I JUST.
I WANT HIM TO AT LEAST ADOPT ME
This has been a very important PSA from this psycho