not really latino

It says a lot about the fandom’s priorities where the biggest f/f ship is judged harshly and treated like the shipping version of Hester Prynne, but the two largest ships supported by fujoshis doesn’t get the same amount of scrutiny and treatment.

You know you are fucked up when you heard Gasolina and you know all the fucking lyrics even if you don’t like that kind of music

latino smh headcanons
  •  latino nursey is very quiet in english and very loud in spanish.
    • everything about him is louder in spanish tbh even his laugh turns into this giant high pitched howl. 
  •  while the difference is most drastic in nursey, both tango and whiskey also raise their volume. 
    • whiskey also relaxes 10x more like hes kinda uptight just a general rule but around other latinos? its like his whole personality changes. 
  • listen, also? tv is such an important part for them to connect w/ the hispanic world?? 
    • nuestro bellessa latina is so important that they dvr it but also all try very hard to schedule around it, so they can watch it in person.
    •  since nurseys not as into futbòl as tango and whiskey are, its really the climax of his life as a latino. 
  • tango cant eat spicy things.
    • he Just Cant
    • Like not even the tiniest of sprinkle of jalapeño on tortilla chips
  • nursey is unhealthily addicted to coffee, like cuban coffee that’s just basically a straight shot of espresso. not for the faint of heart. its like liquid adrenaline 
    • tango tried it once and like, could barely exist on the same plane as us mere mortals
  • whiskey also lowkey makes fun of everyone else’s accents because he grew up in puerto rico up until highschool so his spanish is excellent but he also thinks its really cute when people fuck up esp tango
    • tango has a complicated relationship with spanish bc hes always afraid of sounding too hispanic when saying things like latino countries or specific words that he cant help but say with an accent and then people look at him weird because he doesn’t look hispanic
  • tango is honestly a telenovela encyclopedia. u name it, hes seen it, can quote the most iconic scenes, and will act them out at any given time
  • whiskey is absolutely his abuelita’s child like. he calls her every couple of days if not every day he loves her so so much and nursey chirps the shit out of him for it but really he’s just lowkey jealous whiskey is so close with his family.
  • tango is also jewish and people are often very confused about how that works because both of his parents are argentinean. tango just confuses them more by trying to explain it.
  • all of them just sort of speak a unique blend of all of the slang from their respective countries like they have all just accepted the many different forms “im drunk” or “dude” or “drinking straw” come in. but the curse words that are common phrases in one country and horribly offensive in the other are a constant issue tbh
  • tango and whiskey are fabulous dancers. nursey, bless him, tries his hardest. he truly does. he just really has two left feet off of the ice
  • whiskey is truly an impressive drinker. all three of them can hold their liquor well but whiskey is just. stellar at it. he started drinking at like 13 and enters college as a seasoned alcoholic. (just kidding hes not an alcoholic!(actually tbh its hard to tell but lets just say he isnt))
  • i could forreal go on forever about this so i’m just gonna end it here: they all hate being called mexican, tango and whiskey especially (yes it’s partially about futbòl). there is something about being misidentified so grossly that really grinds ones gears. hence the gratuitous amount of clothing/memorabilia each of them own based on their nationalities.
    • if u think tango doesnt own a big argentinian flag that he definitely ties around his neck when appropriately timed, ur wrong
    • how many puerto rico tshirts can whiskey own? answer: an obscene amount. like for real at least 4 or 5. they’re both very extra

hey guys so lately i’ve been thinking of maybe hosting a kind of “spacelatinx week” for us to interact more with each other and create more latinx centric fanwork. i was thinking maybe during spring break/after the rogue one dvd comes out, so i wanted to know if anyone would be interested in something like this? i think it could be really fun if done properly so do let me know what you all think :)

Today I was able to run a bunch of errands and I got myself 3 new boy shirts. I say boy shirts because I’m small and I have to shop in the kids section haha. I’m really happy with them 😁 afterwards I finished my college homework pretty early so I was able to go to the gym. No pain no gain right? I hope I keep up with the gym so I can bulk up.

I’m still waiting on my binder but I barely bought it on Friday and it doesn’t ship over the weekend. I’m super stoked that I’m taking the first steps into transitioning but I’m also really nervous. I feel like I am walking into this pretty blindly but it’s not something that has any rules or guidelines.

So yeah, have a selfie, ignore it and have a goodnight :)

Reasons Why Damerey Makes Sense to Me

I know that Damerey is a controversial ship for a few reasons (they’ve never met, it erases Finn, etc.), but there are some aspects that make the ship cool in my book.

• shared potential PTSD from Kylo Ren interrogations
• they’re both pilots
• okay but honestly they’d be cute together
• both in the rebellion
• Mutual match maker friend Finn who would introduce them
• BB-8 trusts them (their child basically)
• Rey’s rag doll is wearing an X-Wing Pilot uniform….Who wears one? POE!
• Rey has three letters in it, Poe has three letters in it.

I did not expect to cry in Cars 3.  I did not expect to be one big teary goosebump.  But I did and I was.

Like… Cars 3 probably has some flaws.  Strike that.  It definitely does.  I’ve seen some reviews that were like… ‘Will kids be interested in a story about a mid-life crisis?’ ‘Does Cars 3 hate millennials?’  And those elements were not great.

But then halfway through, CRUZ RAMIREZ THE SAVIOR OF THIS MOVIE gets real with Lightning McQueen and everything changes.  And the entire second half of the movie is just like…. I can’t even words.

I’m not gonna spoil what happens but like… so good.  Goosebumps.  Weeping.  Still having feels.

Here are some things:

1. I never ever in my wildest dreams would have dared to hope Cars 3 would give me a PLUCKY LATINA HEROINE WHO ALSO IS A CAR.  Ever.  The characters in stuff I watched growing up never looked like my mom, and, like, Cruz Ramirez is a car, so she also doesn’t look like my mom, but the feeling is still there.  It’s still there.

2. They don’t say ‘Lightning McQueen has white male privilege’ but like… they kind of also do.  I mean, they’re cars, so they don’t, because he’s red, and also a car, but it’s in there.  And they definitely do not shy away from the fact that not everybody gets to have sponsors and encouragement and confidence from the beginning.

3. The first thing I thought when this movie ended was that I cannot wait for Cars 4 and they better freaking make me one.  Cars 2 was terrible and shouldn’t count.  That means they get one more.  Right?  Because seriously all of this movie’s weak/annoying points could be fixed by pushing Lightning into the background and making the Cruz Ramirez movie we all deserve.

Finally watching JTV...

So let me get this straight: when Rafael pushes Jane away because he recognizes that he’s in a dark, fucked up place and doesn’t want to drag her down with him and knows that nothing else will be enough to get her to stay away, it’s the worst thing in the world and Jane’s immediate reaction to him confessing why he did it is totally negative and requires groveling from Rafael and blah blah blah.

When Michael does basically the same exact thing and pushes Jane away to resolve the whole Rose thing without dragging her into it, her immediate reaction to him confessing why he blocked her out of his life is heart eyes and romantic music??? I’m just? What? 

Also, I completely understand why she was furious at Rafael for lying to her about paying off the dude to turn in Michael, but I in ZERO way understand how that absolves Michael of a damn thing? Like does that suddenly change the fact that he started a fight right in front of Matteo and got him injured (cause homeboy does NOT care about that kid let’s be real, like it’s totally an ‘I’m obsessed with Jane and she loves this baby so I’ll just do whatever makes her happy’)? How does that make Michael the good guy? Jane legit reacted like she just realized Rafael had actually been the one to hurt Matteo the whole time, I’m just? Get mad at Rafael all you want but it doesn’t change a single thing Michael did?

Michael as a character baffles me. He’s only remotely compelling when he’s doing his police detective thing - everything else about him feels insincere af and the way the Villanuevas fawn over him is honestly ridic (don’t even get me started on the MIND-BOGGLING Rogelio/Michael thing). I don’t get it, man. I don’t get it. Rafael makes mistakes like crazy but Jesus at least we see him learn from them. Michael just makes a mistake and then it disappears and no one remembers anything happened and they’re thrilled he’s back. I was straight up floored when he told Jane to abort the baby or he was out of there, and yet no one seemed to see that as a red flag? No one held onto that as a HUGE problem? Everyone was super happy to have him back onboard once he gave a half-assed ‘okay never mind I’ll stay if you want the baby!’???? I’m???? But Rafael offers to help Jane with financial hardships if she takes a chance and pursues her dream and that’s a HUGE issue for the entire family?

Nah, man.

Nah.

I don’t get it. Like if they held Michael to the same standard as everyone else I’d be cool with him, but the worship is outrageous - it’s like Dean from Gilmore Girls all over again.

Why white people don't like me
  • White person: omg. Your mom makes corned beef? Black people don't eat corned beef!
  • Me: well actually, many slave owners were Irish and slave owners taught their slaves to cook what they liked and ofc recipes are passed down through generations so it's really not surprising that a lot of black people eat corned beef

on the topic of finding mexican/latino accents (when speaking english) “funny”

when we are making jokes within our communities about our accents, which totally happens all the time,

(there are many examples-a few off the top of my head:  the whole #estarguars; when televisión mexicana shows skits of ppl mispronouncing words, george lopez comedy skits, or us making fun of how el chapo pronounced sean penn, SO MANY examples lol)

it is different from when someone outside a latino community, (be them white or of any other ethnicity) makes fun of us. it is ok for our own communities to find humor in our experiences and ways of being. but when it is a white-dominated media world that is making fun of our accents, that is what is so damaging

Because jokes about our accents have been used to justify the dehumanization and exploitation of latino communities as a primary labor force in the United States for DECADES

Racist humor has a purpose, it isn’t just racist for racism’s sake. when non-latinos make fun of our accents they are perpetuating a system that thrives off of latinos’ percieved “unintelligence.” Because this has historically allowed, and continues to allow, stereotypes to ensure that mexicans/latinos be percieved and treated as unintelligent, that the jobs that the poor take on (like fast food, cleaning) are not due to exploitation and also not the result of international policies, but rather that the people doing those jobs are so “lazy, dumb, can’t speak english therefore not smart, unmotivated” and that is why they don’t deserve a living wage, or they don’t deserve healthcare or “welfare” etc etc

p.s.

this dates all the way back to white power structures (in regarding mexican immigration) implemented after 1848 when the U.S. absorbed mexican people living on their newly acquired territories as citizens of U.S. after the “treaty of guadalupe- hidalgo” that ultimately robbed the mexican government of half its land

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