not that being asian is bad

anonymous asked:

Hi cunt women are lesser animals,with usually smaller brains, less neurons, and less synapses. That's why women rely more on instinct and emotion, rather than logic or reason. That also explains women's relative lack of intellectual accomplishments or invention over the past 3,000 years (and more). Your gender's main contributions have been singing, giving birth, cooking and cleaning, Nearly everything women have accomplished is with help from men or from a group of men. Women deserve no rights

Hi dickhead I’m feeling petty this morning so I’m gonna eviscerate this swill part by part. It seems like the concept of basic science confuses you. I’ll start by citing this article for you and provide some choice quotes. It used a heavily peer-reviewed study and the methodology was completely sound (i read the whole goddamn original work and several of its external citations).

“On average, for example, men tend to have a larger amygdala, a region associated with emotion. Such differences are small and highly influenced by the environment, yet they have still been used to paint a binary picture of the human brain,“

“Depending on whether the researchers looked at gray matter, white matter, or the diffusion tensor imaging data, between 23% and 53% of brains contained a mix of regions that fell on the male-end and female-end of the spectrum. Very few of the brains—between 0% and 8%—contained all male or all female structures.” 

A list of early inventions by women (it includes elevated rail-lines, Kevlar, and the submarine telescope! the lack of patents taken out by women early on is actually because men made it illegal for a woman to hold a patent in her name until the early 1900s. those darn men, always inhibiting progress)

 A detailed list of several well-known contemporary female scholars

Here’s Wikipedia’s list of Muslim women who made significant intellectual achievements

A list of 30 Black women who made history

A detailed history of Asian women’s contributions

Notable Native American women from the past 350 years

Here’s TWO articles on the contributions of trans women in contemporary culture (the first one also includes nonbinary people, just a heads up. It seemed more relevant than many of the others tho)

You know what fuck you here’s 50 more women who did important shit

Wikipedia’s history of lesbian literature (which lists a lot of books and authors)

Tbh I do agree with you on the singing being a main contribution, just because women have nicer voices (in my opinion) and are much more likely to use their songwriting expertise to push activist and progressive agendas.

Maybe don’t come into my inbox with this shit when you don’t know what you’re talking about? Put away the 18th century medical book and take a chill pill.


Sketchy Behavior | Hellen Jo 

Never afraid to speak and/or draw her mind, Los Angeles based artist and illustrator, Hellen Jo and her characters can be described as rough, vulgar, tough, jaded, powerful, bratty and bad-ass - AKA her own brand of femininity. Known for her comic Jin & Jam, and her work as an illustrator and storyboard artist for shows such as Steven Universe and Regular Show, Hellen’s rebellious, and sometimes grotesque artwork and illustrations are redefining Asian American women and women of color in comics. In fact, that’s why Hellen Jo was a must-interviewee for our latest Sketchy Behavior where we talk to her about her love of comics and zines, her antiheroines, and redefining what Asian American women identity is or can be; and what her ultimate dream project realized would be.  

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@chloebennet: Dear Gigi Hadid, As a kid, (and frankly as an adult) people would make fun of me for being Chinese. For having “Asian eyes”. I would laugh it off because it was always a “joke”, and if I didn’t I was being “too sensitive”. But in reality it made me feel horrible. Like, just BEING ME was a joke that was not meant to be taken seriously. I was embarrassed of who I was. I dyed my hair blonde to make myself look less Asian just so I could feel “worthy” of the people who made me feel less than. Fortunately, now I know that none of this is true. That my value does not come from how I LOOK, but from my CHARACTER. From how I treat others. It hurts my heart to see someone like you, a beautiful young woman with so much influence, act in this inconsiderate way. This does not make you a bad person or racist, however, it does make you ignorant to the pain that your actions can cause others. No matter how unintentional those actions are. And, even if it was just “a joke”. So…to the young Asian men and women who are used to laughing off others ignorance, even though deep down you are hurting. I HEAR YOU. You are badass. You are awesome. Who you are is not “funny”. YOU determine your self worth. Be proud of who you are. 👊🏽💥–Also, I’m also sorry for how many run on sentences are this letter. 🤓 Love, Chloe

P.S. While I’m at it, Asian men are super sexy. So with all due respect fuck you Steve Harvey. (x)

I’m so ready to stop seeing tweets and posts about Iron Fist being “whitewashed”. It’s not Marvel’s fault you don’t know the fucking character.

And the main problem people have seems to be that a non-Asian learned martial arts. He learned about another cultural, and apparently that’s bad. Nevermind that he went through the whole training process and respects the tenants of his education and everything. No, all that matters is that he’s white. Ya’ll are so damn racist. It’s not cultural appropriation. It’s cultural sharing. Cultural sharing not only acceptable, but beneficial to the world. It’s how we grow outside ourselves (aka, some of you might want to try it).

Aside from a few pacing issues, Iron Fist is AMAZING so far. Just as much on par with Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage.

I repeat: It’s not Marvel’s fault you don’t know the fucking character.

If Iron Fist ever gets a season two

First off, kick Scott Buck out of the showrunner role. Also, if we can fire him from the Inhumans show, that’d be great.

Second, hire Gareth Evans (director of the Raid series) as the new showrunner.

Third, get the fight choreographers from the Raid series to take over the fight choreography on the show. Add Tony Jaa just in case. Also, take notes from Daredevil and keep the camera steady during the fight scenes. If the actors aren’t good enough at fighting to the point that you need shaky cam…

Fourth, drill Finn, Jessica, and anyone else who is going to be involved in the fighting scenes. Like, boot camp the fuck out of the cast. If Julie Estelle, who had NO martial arts experience before “The Raid 2”, can learn Pencak Silat just in time to film her fight scenes for the movie, then the cast can improve their fight choreography for season two.

Fifth, introduce Shang-Chi for the sole purpose of building him up for his own show (like the Punisher). If you want to court the controversy with the Asian-American community, you don’t have to punish Finn or anyone else involved with the show for it. Just greenlight a show featuring one of Marvel’s Asian heroes, that’s more than enough of an apology.

Sixth, less boardroom politics, more strange, mystical martial arts stuff. Delve into the Hand mythos, that was more interesting than what was going on at Rand enterprises.

Seventh, add Misty Knight

Eighth, add Luke Cage…albeit in a recurring or guest role since he has to do season two of his own show.

Ninth, write Danny and the whole show in the style as the movies. Yeah, I know the Netflix side of the MCU is more grounded and Danny is definitely the most lighthearted of the Defenders but his show should not be as grounded as it was. Iron Fist has a fucking glowing fist of power, was trained in some ancient mythical city, and he’s a billionaire kid. His show should feel more like Agents of SHIELD or Arrow, not a poor man’s Daredevil. Not saying the grounded style is bad, it’s just Iron Fist isn’t a hero that should be grounded.

Tenth, give Danny a sense of reflection about his own privilege and the fact that he’s a white guy with powers from Asia. If you want to combat the white savior trope, have Danny at least recognize these things about himself and never have him talk over the Asian characters (like Colleen) about being Asian. I like that Colleen did call him out on some things but Danny himself should recognize that he’s a white savior. Have him LEARN from this.

Eleventh, add more Asian characters to the main cast. Upgrade Madame Gao, Lei Kung and add Shang-Chi and Blindspot. Throw Amadeus Cho in there too. Point is, Colleen should NOT be the only Asian character in a show that features mystical, Asian stuff. I’ll even accept creating an original Asian character.

Parts of Tumblr: “Gency is bad cause of the white saviour trope”

Me: so you’re saying white doctors are a bad thing?…or that they don’t exist?…explain?!

Parts of Tumblr: “Gency is bad cause it’s hetero”

Me: so you’re saying a m/f relationship instantly makes them both heterosexual?…even though bisexuality is very much a thing that deserves more love?…also what’s wrong with being straight if you’re happy?…isn’t that the point of love?…explain?!

Parts of Tumblr: “Gency is bad cause Genji is Michael Chu’s self insert and he wants to bang Mercy”

Me: so you’re saying Genji is Overwatch Michael Chu?…even though their only connection is their Asian?…and not even the same nationality?…and that he wants to bang a fictional character?…explain?!

Parts of Tumblr: “All gency shippers are homophobes, (insert ship here) is better and if you disagree your homophobic

Me: I…I don’t even have a question just…explain?!

Parts of Tumblr: “Blizzard are homophobic! Michael Chu is homophobic! They’re pushing their own straight agenda!”

Me: so you’re saying one m/f ship means all of Blizzard is homophobic?…even tho their poster girl (Tracer) for Overwatch is lesbian?…and they’ve confirmed there are more LGBT+ heroes both in game and in lore?…explain?!

Ok I could go on and on but like seriously guys? come the fuck on?! like I want more m/m and f/f relationships in media in general, but if you make EVERY relationship a m/m or f/f relationship, the problem we are currently facing will just flip. Stop being so petty, open your eyes, stay in your lane, grow the fuck up and maybe just MAYBE we could all get back to what’s really important, the amazing-ness that is Bastion and Ganymede.


I’m done with this god damn hate spreading through the fandom about how they handled the Malec sex scene. YES THEY COULDVE HANDLED IT BETTER AND YES THEY COULDVE WRITTEN IT DIFFERENTLY BUT THEYRE NOW GETTING INTO THE HEART OF THE STORY. They can’t fit everything in 40 minutes guys please understand that. This fandom is literally stooping to the level of the book!fandom and it’s starting to not only piss me off but really start to upset me. There’s literally nothing we can do to change the first half of season 2 but guess what? THEYRE SHOOTING 2B RIGHT NOW AND THAT MEANS THEY CAN STILL CHANGE SHIT. Voice your concerns to them now and make sure they do it better and not fuck up. For the love of God please just…..STOP SPREADING HATE. I REFUSE to see something as pure as this fandom be infected and poisoned like the damn book fandom is. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. Voice your concerns but STOP THE DAMN HATE. Not only are we making fellow fans uncomfortable but we’re making the writers and directors feel like shit but have you stopped to think about how Matt and Harry are feeling about this? They work so damn hard to give Malec the representation they deserve and they work long and hard to not turn this fandom into the book!fandom. We all need to learn to respect that and voice our concerns civilly and not harshly. Let them know to change that in 2B. We can’t change 2A. Accept it. Now for the Izzy being addicted to Yin Fin thing? Just because she’s played by a Latina actress doesn’t mean it’s racist. If she was played by a white actress or a black actress or an Arabian or Asian one, the story still would’ve been the same thing. She would still be addicted to Yin Fin. This season is all about character development (THAT MEANS BOTH GOOD AND BAD) and that’s what they’ve been doing. Developing the characters. Clary and Jace are learning to love each other as siblings and move on. Clary is making split second decisions that usually fuck things up. Jace is being a douche because he’s been forced out of the institute and the field. Alec killed Clary’s mom and obviously is not handling it well considering he almost killed himself because of it. Izzy is going down a dark path BECAUSE OF ALDERTREE TRYING TO TEAR THE NY INSTITUTE APART FROM THE INSIDE. Simon grew a back bone and confessed to Clary while at the same time trying to move on and being called out for it by Maia. Magnus is obviously growing to care about the Shadowhunter group and his relationship with Alec is growing beautifully in the midst of this chaos and we’re getting bits and pieces of his back story which is amazing. He’s growing to trust the main cast which isn’t something easy for him to do so he’s opening himself up, and it’s wonderful. Luke is still mourning Jocelyn and that’s perfectly fine she was the love of his life, but he’s not gonna let Clary of anyone push him aside and walk over him like a doormat. Guys this is literally a season about changing the characters whether those changes are good or bad. That’s how character development works. That’s how it’s always worked. It can’t all be sunshine and rainbows and happiness. And Alec punching Raphael? We all know Alec is an impulsive person that’s been proven more times in both seasons especially season one. Isabelle and Magnus probably weren’t able to explain the whole situation before Alec immediately went after Raphael. I’m not saying Alec punching him was OK and I’m not trying to defend him but we all know that Alec is an impulsive person, so before you start to go bitch and complain about how he’s handling it just think for a second on how you would handle hearing your baby sister is addicted to drugs and went to a local source someone that’s in the same room with you to help with it. I would be pissed too and I would probably punch him as well. Because Raphael willingly bit Isabelle that first time in the alleyway. That second time? That wasn’t OK because Isabelle literally forced Raphael to bite her because she didn’t have access to Yin Fin and she was desperate so she went to desperate measures. It wasn’t right and she should feel bad and I hope she does because that wasn’t OK that was the drugs clouding her moral compass. I know we aren’t happy about some of the writing and editing mistakes this season but you have to remember that it’s only the first half of season two it’s already been written and it’s already been approved and aired and we can’t change it. We need to stop thinking we can, they are writing and shooting the second half of the season right now and things can still be changed so go let them know to not fuck up this time. So how about we all stop bitching and complaining about how the editing team could’ve done better or how the writers need to get their shit together and how 2A would be better if they did this thing one way and that thing the other and tell them to do better in 2B. Re-blog and spread this around the fandom please. Because even if I have to hold this whole damn fandom up by myself at the foundations so it doesn’t crumble I will gladly do it. I will not let this fandom crumble and become as toxic as the book fandom is. I will not give that satisfaction to Cassandra Claire. And if you really care about this fandom as much as I do you will re-blog and spread this around. I know this is a long post but this needed to be said. This will not be a toxic fandom I refuse to let it become such.

i don’t like doing this but i’m going to make that post because i want there to be a post that isn’t from someone w/ a raging hateboner for either

as a southeast asian woman, the thing gigi did hurt. “asian eyes” is a very loaded topic bc it ties in w/ stereotypes and yellowface and all that ugly stuff. it’s obviously wrong and the right thing for her to do would be to apologize and admit what she did was wrong.

the thing zayn did was not any better. yes zayn is asian like me. but besides the whole “a person gets a pass bc they’re dating someone of that race” (i don’t want to open tht can of worms rn), zayn has no place speaking in what gigi did.

the asian community is large and very diverse (and sad to say, still very divisive bc of the intra issues tht include colorism, classism, and discrimination within the whole community). the asian eyes issue does not really affect zayn because this is an issue that’s tied to southeast/east asians. it’s the same way desi issues would not affect me. so in turn, like i would have no place to speak about being called a terrorist, zayn has no place to speak about the thing w/ asian eyes. 

i still love them both but what they did was wrong and hurtful to a group of people and that does deserve some calling out and people in that group are allowed to feel what they feel. this doesn’t mean they are inherently bad people, it just means they did something messed up and it shouldn’t be defended. 

also discussing this topic, ppl needn’t bring up past mess ups because that has absolutely nothing to do with the actual topic at hand and it’s v obvious ppl who do so only do it to fuel the fire.

i wanted to make this post bc asian issues esp across different cultural and ethnic groups are v nuanced and many people don’t seem to understand that. also i wanted it coming from a genuine place, not just from someone who severely dislike either zayn or gigi or both.  

If you can watch BvS and conclude that it’s dealing with a what if God came to earth scenario and therefore dismiss how it’s sociopolitically relevant to modern society then you didn’t understand the movie at all.

When you can seriously look at Clark standing in Lois’ and his apartment in sweatpants cooking eggs (an image directly pulled out of every romance novel ever) if you can look at something so mundane while other people talk about this person doing normal things we’ve in some form or another probably all done before, like they’re a concept and not a human being and you come to the conclusion that it’s not sociopolitically relevant then let my female fat black bisexual ass tell you it’s xenophobia.

That’s exactly how xenophobia works. When you put on your damn TV and they’re talking about “illegals, immigrants, Muslims, bad hombres, the blacks, Latinxs, Asians…” do you really think that you’re the only one seeing it? There are people who are living their everyday lives, but are talked about in media as if they were a concept. “The gays, the transgendered, the Jewish, women, the fat people….”

I know I made a pretty broad category here and that some people are missing and even if all these are identities which intersect but face vastly different problems which have to be addressed differently, we can all say that while we’re living our lives people have been talking over us and regarding us as a concept.

This is exactly the thing in the end. I know a lot of people who experience this themselves didn’t like the movie and really no one has to, but you can’t continue writing stupid essays on how the movie failed you and didn’t make sense when you continue missing the point that badly. And if you don’t identify with these themes or don’t like them then we’ll there is other media to choose from, but it’s been a year and people are still talking about gods as if it wasn’t the entire point that he didn’t regard himself as such, but was portrayed in the media as one.

So Tilda Swinton messages Margaret Cho out of the blue (probably looking for an “Asian friend who isn’t offended!!”) and starts whitesplaining to her about how an Asian character being changed into a white woman is “diversity,” as if white women aren’t represented in the media WAY better than Asian men and women.

And Margaret Cho is polite and civil in this awkward, out-of-the-blue conversation with this entitled white woman who is convinced she can do no wrong, but we’re supposed to hate Margaret Cho because she admits that she was really bothered by it afterwards? 

And Tilda leaks the e-mails as if this is another Kim Kardashian/Taylor Swift thing?

Literally all Tilda did was show that Margaret Cho was just tolerating you. Tilda still looks bad to me.

How is this a case of “HOMG TILDA SHOWED UP WITH RECEIPTS!” when the receipts literally tell us exactly what Margaret Cho said happened? How is Margaret Cho in the wrong for being rightfully annoyed by this?

Also why is Tilda pestering Margaret Cho and expecting HER to tell her what’s wrong with whitewashing Doctor Strange? Why can’t she do her own homework, especially when Asian actors like Ming Na Wen and George Takei have been VERY vocal about why they take issue with it?

This whole thing just rubs me the wrong way and I hate how it looks like it’s going to be spun as Margaret Cho just “looking for a fight” or whatever. 

Fucking white women, man…

generally the racial rep in HP saddens me, but i just saw a cedric x cho graphic and i … idk. i felt this weird sudden overwhelming wave of relief that in all the time that both cedric and harry had crushes on cho, their attraction to her was never exoticized.

this is super sad really, because “not fetishized/otherized” is the lowest possible bar to stumble over. but the sheer quantity of media that fails that basic test!! and i shudder to think, like … it would’ve done so much bad internalized shit to chinese-kid me if the only named chinese character in HP were made into some skewed ~exotic!!1~ avatar of being asian. even the usual subtle bullshit traits associated with being a chinese girl (being quiet and submissive, yawn) were sidestepped w/cho. she was a loyal friend, good at quidditch, and had significant flaws. in other words she read like a real person. thank. god.

imo, there are two directions to take for authors who engage with racial rep poorly. one is writing poc characters as if they were just white people and changing the names. the other is taking a stab at engaging with/portraying the culture and getting it horribly wrong. if somebody’s gonna fuck up, i’ll take the first option every day of the week. at least if you write a poc character like they’re white, you’re 80x less likely to fall into shallow stereotyping associated w/internalized racism.

WRT: Death Note (Netflix)

Yeah, I get people upset that they aren’t casting Japanese-American actors to play a live action adaptation of a Japanese manga.

But, seriously, People are completely overlooking the fact that Light IS THE BAD GUY. We are getting an Americanized version of this where a White Kid becomes the Chosen One and gets the power to Change the World.

And, in complete defiance of the White Savior trope, he goes mad with power and his ego and strict morality turn him into a monster and a serial killer.

And he’s being hunted by a black detective in the form of the new L.

Yeah, it sucks and I wish they had cast Asian-American actors, but this isn’t taking place in Japan, and I feel it could serve as the perfect vehicle to deconstruct the White Savior trope and put White Exceptionalism out in the open for how bullshit it is, since you know this fucker is going to be killing POC because they’re “violent” or “naturally predisposed to crime”

Which isn’t a good thing. Because Light isn’t a good character. He’s the bad guy.

Or it could be shit, what do I know. Netflix has a pretty good track record though and they don’t shy away from social commentary.

Iron Fist

Short Summary: It was pretty subpar and not as good as it could have been.

Long Summary: So this is interesting. First I am going to address the meta…because I have to.

The Meta

I like Danny Rand. I like Danny Rand as a character. I like Danny Rand as a hero.It goes without saying, Iron Fist came around in the wrong time period and that hurt the perception of Iron Fist.  One of the prevailing themes of Iron Fist aka Danny Rand is that he struggles with two different worlds: corporate New York and Shaolin Monastery. And for the character to work and that these themes to come across effectively, he has to be white. Now watching a white guy be hailed as the greatest kung fu master is like reading the top five rapper list with Eminem, Iggy Azalea and Macklemore ahead Biggie, Tupac, and Nas. It is fucking infuriating to see this character’s uniqueness relies on Eastern Mysticism and Martial Arts. What also hurt Danny Rand is that he is a rich white billionaire, a flavor that is long played out with the likes of Oliver Queen, Bruce Wayne, Tony Stark, and the guy who is the ATOM. It also hurts that rich white billionaire men are like…not really in style as being touted as a good guy.

But as a fan of Iron Fist and many Street level heroes, Danny Rand is like my own personal guilty pleasure because it reads like an Urban Fantasy Kung Fu story. Iron Fist was essentially born out the era where kung fu movies and blaxploitation films were huge, an era I like to call the diamond age because “gold” does not quite describe it. Kung fu was so huge that there were movies about Kung Fu sex. Could you picture that? IT’S INSPIRING!

However, I know it frustrating to witness this blonde haired blue eyed white guy spout Eastern philosophical sayings while being patronizing about his kung fu, as I imagine an Asian person would be.It also hurts that the narrative of Iron Fist makes him more right because…after all, he was raised in a monastery since he was a child. Although the series does it best to ensure that he is not Mighty Whitey(Danny Rand is constantly criticized as being the worst Iron Fist, his peer Davos says that “(Danny) stole the Iron Fist”, and generally his Eastern Asian philosophy puts people off), I am still in not in the “make Iron Fist Asian camp” because it does away other Asian characters who are still around and not being used…like Shang Chi. You know…the guy who also does Kung Fu, better than Danny, and is pretty much Marvel’s Bruce Lee. What I find odd about the Asian Representation Camp of Marvel is that I rarely see them bring up Shang-Chi when they reference Danny Rand in spite of Shang Chi being older than Danny Rand and, prior to the recent refocusing of Luke Cage, just as popular.

Danny Rand is white. It is part of his character. Making him Asian kind of ruins the point, and that kind of sucks. Sure, Iron Fist is a title, but for the time being, Danny Rand is the Iron Fist until he passes it to Pei. Does Iron Fist being white effect the quality of this series? Abso-fucking-lutely. It is fucking cringeworthy to see Finn Jones talk like an english dubbed kung fu action flick, but…it is not bad acting on his part because that is what Danny Rand talks like.

Also, they seem to be aware of this which is why Colleen Wing was the saving grace of this show. More on her later.

Okay I addressed the meta.

The plot structure and pacing

This show takes forever to get to the plot. The first four episodes of this series is very slow development as if it tries to expand what should have taken 2 episodes, tops, to do in four. I swear it is like they had Brian Michael Bendis write this. The first arc for this series is: is Danny Rand the real Danny Rand? which would be okay if we did not already know that he was indeed Danny Rand and the characters involved did not just drag it out. It took five episodes to finally reveal who exactly is the nemesis and what is going on. This was a choir to watch outside of Colleen Wing, who is by far a more interesting character than Danny Rand. After this slow start, the series picked up.

What hurt this series the most was this very slow introduction. It is any wonder where critics panned the series because things that weren’t explained in the first 6 episodes such as how the Iron Fist works and who exactly is the villain and what is what were not appropriately explained until much later.

You watch this show for Colleen Wing

Colleen Wing is the saving grace. Her action scenes have story and struggle to them, and while she is not the most athletic and fanciful, I like how the implemented Japanese culture and differentiated it from Danny’s Kung Fu. When Danny started using her Katana like a Wushu blade, Colleen called it out and said not to disgrace her Katana with that style and then proceeded to show her Japanese Kendo style. I came into this show hoping they did Colleen Wing justice and they did. She doesn’t have crazy spin attacks and seems to be the most grounded in style. She is Tatsu Yamsura done right.

Now Marvel, I want a Colleen Wing comic book yesterday.


And her being part of the Hand came out of left field. I know in the comics, it is mentioned that her mother was part of a Hand affiliated group called the Nail, a bunch of female assassins who raided the Japanese country and cityside. It is also worth pointing out that the arc that she worked with the Hand, functioned a lot like how Iron Fist presented the Hand(it was ran by Daredevil so… long story). I was legitimately surprised by that.


Inconsistencies in the plot

A lot of people have pointed this out, but Claire Temple being in the show hurts the logical story telling. For example, the majority of this show takes place in Manhattan, right? So while it makes sense that Claire would not call Luke Cage because he is in prison in Atlanta, and Jessica Jones, she has no experience in the Hand and quite frankly would not bother getting off her drunk ass to help out and travel from Queens, Matt Murdock is literally just South of her and Danny. I would not be surprised if this did not take place within his hearing range. He has the most motivation to fight the Hand and Claire knows him the most out of anyone. Just call him to help. 

There is also weird things about Danny such as him being able to drive in spite of living in a monastery where the best way to travel was a donkey and a cart.

The choreography and the cinematic choreography was pretty poor

I am not a cinematographer. Nor am I an expert on choreography. But there are some questionable camera work being done in this series pertaining to the fight scenes. Let me give a great example of choreography and camera work.

This is the Raid 2. You see how close the camera is to the action? It is not up in there to the point that it is shakey cam, nor is to far away. You see everything even when the camera pans out considerable distance. Also like to point out how the 2 actors are always visible and you can make out the emotion and intensity on their faces. This scene told a story without you knowing exactly the context was.

Iron Fist is utterly devoid of any of this outside of Colleen Wing. For one, there are these camera angles that are so confounding to me. Like when Danny is fighting the Drunken Kung Fu guy, the camera some times pans out way too far to the point that they aren’t even the center or focus of the shot. And they kept doing this during Danny’s fights in general, only getting close to the action during the finisher and exchanges. There is also the issue of the choreography not measuring up to the content that the series should have catered to. Iron Fist should have been on par with Ip-Man or Kung-fu Assassins for choreographical inspiration. Instead, it’s this poor man’s Raid style that you see in Arrow. It works for Daredevil, but it falls apart for a series like Iron Fist.

Iron Fist is supposed to be this Kung Fu Urban Fantasy. And it’s a shame that Into The Badlands instantly recognized this and has no shame of producing this type of action while Iron Fist shies away from this.

It also hurts that Finn Jones does not seem to want to learn how to perform these maneuvers or at least become athletic enough to do them.

Final Score: Come on, Marvel. 

I also like to point out that there are Asian characters who are not getting any shine like Silk. Like Jennifer Takeda. Like Shang-Chi. Instead of making a character who is the living embodiment of “Weeb” Asian, use characters whose entire existence centers around the Asian experience.

Finn Jones somehow blaming Donald Trump for Iron Fist getting bad reviews is just incredible. It’s kind of hilarious, but in a really pathetic way. Instead of listening to criticism, dude’s just like, completely missing the mark on what all the negative reviews are actually saying.

“People hate characters that are white billionaires ever since Trump got elected” Nah, my dude, people hate white people being given roles that should be given to Asian people. It’s that simple and you completely blew it.

Is @blehismeh fucking serious? 

To paraphrase: “If poc start hating whites that justifies whites shooting poc. It justifies Asians being beaten up and dragged off planes." 

 What kind of white supremacist shit is this? 

A little more on the paraphrase: "Justifies whites hating poc for entering a country that was claimed by them first." 

Does this person not know that Native peoples were here first and that white people came to Native lands un-fucking-invited? Then Black people were brought here against their will by these same white people? Holy moly. I’ve seen some pretty bad white supremacists on here but shit. This is a different level of white supremacy. I can’t even begin to address this.

 Angry Asian Guy

anonymous asked:

Writers played with us so hard lol. We took the bait. They put that moment in the trailer and that's all we have. There's no development and nothing more happened. I'm so tired of this show.

Well, I respect your opinion but I disagree with it.

First, and even though it’s not related to the romantic part, I love that they’re being co-leaders again. It’s been a constant this season. No matter if they’re together or not, they’re always working, learning and growing as leaders.

Second, I don’t think it’s a bad season for Bellarke.

4x01. Bellamy smirking “Besides, I could use a break from keeping you alive” “Thank you for keeping me alive”. Bellamy losing his south asian mind when Echo holds a sword to Clarke’s throat. “Ok, princess. What now?”

4x02. Bellamy being cute and trying to flirt. Bellarke supporting each other’s choices. Together™

4x03. They go on a day trip. “She’s lucky to have you. you keep her centered. You got it backwards” THE LIST!! - [Clarke staring at Bellamy while he’s asleep. “If I’m on that list, you’re on that list” Clarke nuzzling Bellamy and looking at him longingly]

4x05. They’re not together but this episode is literally focused on Clarke “I’m losing my caucasian mind” Griffin. Even Monty drops a sarcastic comment because he’s tired of hearing her ask for Bellamy. She’s willing to sacrifice her people to save him. + The last scene where Bellamy and Clarke are holding Octavia. Such a good cinematography btw.

4x06. They go on another day trip. Clarke comforting him. Bellamy being worried about her. Their smiles!!! Bellamy all soft saying “Clarke if I don’t see you again” Clarke calling him SPECIAL, looking him up and down and then looking away.

In my opinion 4x07 and 4x08 have been the best episodes so far. Although they have been separated, both episodes have been really important for them.

Before being pushed into a confession or kiss they need to solve certain problems. The characters need to be developed. I don’t know about you, but I want Bellamy to start to love himself and Clarke to be herself before they enter into a relationship.

There are 5 episodes left and they’re getting ready for whatever happens between them in S4b.

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I'm really glad that one anon brought up the autism thing. I'm an actual autistic person and when I read fics (usually kl/nce) w/ autistic k, I felt uncomfortable. I always felt like autism was being weirdly fetishised, like "k has stims, that's so cute." They would also act as if he were very child-like which is insanely ableist. I also agree that they're suddenly using his "autistic traits" (bad communication and rashness) to say he's a bad leader. Antis are disgusting.

They’ll fetishise anything in their fics. Autism? Cute. Latinx? Hot, can be used to serve as a Spanish kink. Asian? feminine. Two guys hate each other? Yaoi tropes.

Their fetishisation is masked as inclusive activism.

How to blame Asians

(I’m going to post something I wrote up a while back but never posted, mainly because it’s not written in a style popular on Tumblr. But I figured I’d polish it up and give it a go. Reblog if it’s useful to you, I guess.)

Every time any Asian makes the news, there’s always blame.

As a Japanese-American, I’m tired of wildly inaccurate collective blame. I’ve been blamed for Pearl Harbor many times, of course, but the weirdest thing I’ve ever been blamed for is the Mongol invasion of Europe. The stereotype “all the same” leads to some of the most amazingly contorted scenarios of blame you could possibly imagine, such as blaming Chinese for Japanese imperialism.

On the other hand, it’s important to remember that not all collective blame is scapegoating. Correctly assigning blame is the first step to redress. So in that spirit here’s a “how to blame Asians” checklist, hopefully useful for everyone, even other Asian-Americans, because we definitely internalize this stereotype even though we know better on a logical level.

1) Language: Do the Asians you’re blaming speak the same language as the perpetrator? Otherwise, they might not have even been aware the offense happened. You’d be surprised at how many people blow right past this one.

2) Geography: If they speak a common language, are they close enough, geographically or in the internet landscape, to actually talk to each other? 

3) Community: If they talk to each other, do they consider themselves in a community together? Or do they explicitly reject being lumped together for important historical reasons such as genocide, colonization, etc.? 

4) Universality: Does the bad behavior have anything to do with their being a member of an Asian community? Or is it a universally asshole kind of behavior spread across a very wide range of global communities? (some examples: colorism, anti-blackness, misogyny, homophobia)

5) Power: Do the members of this persons community have any power whatsoever to change the behavior via indirect or direct pressure? You’d think this one is obvious, but a vast percentage of this country still blames ordinary terrified malnourished North Korean citizens for Kim Jong Un.

People run this checklist for white-privileged groups all the time, automatically and subconsciously. When understandable mistakes are made because we can’t all be regional experts on everywhere, like getting English vs. British mixed up, mistakes are pointed out and the person who makes the mistake is publicly shamed. People don’t do that for us. We get so resigned to being wrongly blamed we just learn to be quiet about it.

Please consider quietly running this checklist the next time an Asian does something bad and you feel the need to assign collective blame for it.