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A white guy’s thoughts on “Get Out” and racism

This weekend, I went to see a horror movie. It got stuck in my head, and now I can’t stop thinking about it—but not for any of the reasons you might think.

The movie was Jordan Peele’s new hit Get Out, which has gotten rave reviews from critics—an incredible 99% on Rotten Tomatoes—and has a lot of people talking about its themes.

First of all, I should tell you that I hate horror movies. As a general rule, I stay far, far away from them, but after everything I’d read, I felt like this was an important film for me to see. This trailer might give you some inkling as to why:

Creepy, huh? You might know writer/director Jordan Peele as part of the comedy duo Key & Peele, known for smartly tackling societal issues through sketch comedy. Get Out is a horror movie, but it’s also a film about race in America, and it’s impressively multilayered.

I left the theater feeling deeply disturbed but glad this movie was made. I can’t say any more without revealing spoilers, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet and you don’t want to have the plot spoiled for you, stop reading now and come back later.

Seriously, this is your last chance before I give away what happens.

Okay, you were warned. Here we go.

Our protagonist is Chris Washington, a young black man who has been dating Rose Armitage, a young white woman, for the last four months. She wants him to meet her family, but he’s hesitant. She acknowledges that her dad can be a little awkward on the subject of race, but assures Chris that he means well.

After unnerving encounters with a deer (echoes of The Invitation) and a racist cop, Chris and Rose arrive at the Armitages’ estate. On the surface, the Armitages are very friendly, but the conversation (brilliantly scripted by Peele) includes a lot of the little, everyday, get-under-your-skin moments of racism that people of color have to contend with: Rose’s dad going on about how he voted for Obama, for instance, and asking how long “this thang” has been going on. Chris laughs it off to be polite, though he clearly feels uncomfortable.

There’s a fantastic moment here, by the way, when Rose’s dad offhandedly mentions that they had to close off the basement because of “black mold.” In the midst of the racially charged atmosphere of the conversation, it’s nearly impossible not to take this as a racial remark, and Chris certainly notices, but what could he possibly say about it? Black mold is a real thing; his girlfriend would surely think he was crazy and oversensitive if he said it sounded racist. Chris never reacts to the remark, but that one tiny moment is a reminder to the audience of a real problem people of color often face, when racism can’t be called out without being accused of “playing the race card” or seeing things that aren’t there. (Incidentally, it turns out that the basement is actually used for molding of a different sort.)

There are other reasons for Chris to be unsettled: The only other black people on the estate are two servants, Georgina and Walter (Rose’s dad says he knows how bad it looks, but that it’s not what it seems), and something is clearly “off” about them. Later, more white people show up—and one more black character, and he, too, feels “off.”

By the end of the film, we learn the horrible secret: Rose’s family is kidnapping and luring black people to their estate, where they’re being hypnotized and psychologically trapped inside themselves—Rose’s mom calls it “the sunken place”—so that old or disabled white people’s consciousnesses can be transplanted into their bodies. The white people are then able to move about, controlling their new black bodies, with the black person’s consciousness along for the ride as a mere “passenger.” In a shocking twist, it turns out that even apparently-sweet Rose is in on the plot, and Chris must fight her and the rest of her family to escape.

This isn’t a “white people are evil” film, although it may sound that way at first, but it is a film about racism. I know many of my friends of color will connect with this movie in a way I can’t, so I won’t try to say what I think they’ll get out of it. I do want to say how I connected with it, though, because I think what Jordan Peele has done here is really important for white audiences. 

If you look beyond the surface horror-movie plot, this film actually gives white people a tiny peek at the reality of racism—not the epithet-shouting neo-Nazi kind of racism that white people normally imagine when we hear “racism,” but the “Oh it’s so nice to meet you; I voted for Obama” kind of racism, the subtle othering that expects people of color to smile and get along and adopt white culture as their own whenever they’re around white people.

So many of the moments in Get Out are clearly intended to work on multiple levels. When Chris confronts Georgina about something being wrong and she smiles and says, “No, no no no no no,” with tears streaming down her cheeks, the symbolism is blatant. How often do people of color have to ignore the subtle indignities they face and hide their true emotions in order to avoid coming across as, for example, “the angry black woman/man”? How many times do they find themselves in social situations—even with their closest white friends!—where people make little comments tying them to an “exotic,” supposedly monolithic culture, where they have to respond with a smile and a laugh instead of telling people how stupid and offensive they’re being? 

I can’t tell you the number of these stories I’ve heard from my friends, and I’m quite sure that the stories I’ve heard are only a tiny fraction of the stories that could be told. So there’s something in that moment that speaks volumes about the experiences of people of color in America.

The same is true for so many other moments. The black characters Chris meets at the Armitages’ have all symbolically given up their identities and conformed to white culture; when Chris meets one character, he turns out to be going under a new name, with new clothes and new mannerisms; when Chris offers him a fist bump, he tries to shake Chris’s fist. Again, within the story, there’s an explanation for all this, but every moment here is also about assimilation and culture differences. 

For me as a white audience member, all of these moments did something remarkable: They showed me my own culture—a culture I’m often blissfully unaware of because it’s all around me—as something alien. They reminded me that I, too, have a culture, and that expecting everyone else to assimilate to my culture is just as much an erasing of their identities as it would be to expect me to assimilate to someone else’s culture.

And that’s a big part of what Get Out is about—the erasing of identities, and the power of racism to destroy people. I think it’s really significant that racism is portrayed here very differently from how it’s normally portrayed in movies written by white people. In most Hollywood movies, you know a character is racist because they shout racial epithets or make blatant statements about a certain race’s inferiority. That allows white audiences to say, “I would never do/say that, so I’m not racist!” We really don’t want to think we are.

But notice something important about Get Out’s treatment of racism: This is a film about the literal enslavement of black people—racism doesn’t get more extreme than that—and yet Peele doesn’t go for the obvious by having the white characters admit that they think black people are inferior; instead, they subjugate and dehumanize people by claiming to admire things about them. They turn them into fashion accessories. 

When Chris asks why only black people are being targeted for this procedure, the response is telling: It’s not (supposedly) because the white characters think African Americans are bad, but rather, because they like certain things about them and they want “a change” for themselves. They want to become black—it’s trendy, we’re told!—but without having had any of the actual life experiences or history of African Americans. White people need to see this: to experience the ways in which Chris is othered by people who tell him all the things they like about him—isn’t he strong? Look at those muscles! Does he play golf like Tiger Woods? And he must be well-endowed and have such sexual prowess, right, Rose?

The white people in the audience need to be reminded that just because you’re saying positive things about someone doesn’t mean you’re not being racist, that turning someone into an exotic “other” may not be the same as shouting an epithet, but it’s still taking away someone’s identity and treating them as a commodity.

The film is filled with these kinds of moments. When we realize that Rose’s white grandmother has inhabited the body of Georgina, the fact that she keeps touching her own hair and admiring herself in the mirror takes on a whole new level of significance. (White people, please don’t ask to touch your black friends’ hair.) When Chris connects with a dying deer on the side of the road and later sees a deer head mounted on the wall at the Armitages’ estate, the symbolism is hard to miss. Black people are being turned into trophies in this house. And, oh yeah, they’re being literally auctioned off—as they were in real life in the not-too-distant past.

One day, I’d like to see the film again to pick up on all the ways things read differently the second time through. I noticed several things in retrospect that gain new significance once you know the ending, and I’m sure there’s a lot I didn’t notice. For example, Rose’s dad says he hired Walter and Georgina to care for his parents, and when his parents died, “I couldn’t bear to let them go.” The first time you see the film, it sounds like the “them” is Walter and Georgina. But in retrospect, it’s clear the “them” he couldn’t bear to let go was his parents, so he sacrificed Walter and Georgina for them. Which, again, is an example of how the supposed care of the white characters for the black characters (his care for Walter and Georgina, Rose’s care for Chris) is really all about caring for themselves and treating the black characters as completely interchangeable objects.

The message of the film isn’t simply that the black characters are “good” and the white characters are “bad.” There are presumably—hopefully—many good white people in the world of this film, and many others who wouldn’t do what the Armitages are doing but also probably wouldn’t believe Chris or make the effort to stop it. Peele’s mother and wife are both white, so he’s clearly not trying to paint all white people as villains. 

But I admit, as a white guy, I really, really wanted Rose to be good. I’ve been the white person in an interracial relationship introducing my black boyfriend to my family. I’ve been that. So I related to Rose, and I really wanted to believe that she was well-intentioned and just oblivious; even though she misses the mark on several occasions, there are times that she seems like she gets it and she really does listen to Chris. When a cop asks to see Chris’s ID early in the film even though he wasn’t driving, Rose stands up against the obvious racism, showing us all what it looks like for white people to do the right thing. “That was hot,” Chris says to her later, and I thought, yeah, that’s who I want to be.

So I have to admit, it was really upsetting to me to see Rose, the only good white character left in the film, turn out to be evil. But I realized that part of that is that I really wanted her to represent me, and that’s really the point. Just think how often horror films have only one black character who dies early on, and how many films of all genres have no significant black characters for audience members to look up to or identify with. I think it’s really important for white audiences to experience that.

As I’ve reflected on the film, it seems to me like there are three kinds of popular movies about people of color. There are those that feature POC characters that are essentially indistinguishable from the white characters—as if they just decided to cast Morgan Freeman instead of Tom Hanks without giving any thought to the character’s race. Then there are the movies that deal with racism, but in a way that allows white people to feel good about ourselves, because we’re not like the characters in the film. (This is especially true for movies about racism in the past; some of them are very important films, like Hidden Figures, which I loved, but we need to be aware that it’s still easy for white America to treat it as a feel-good film and think that we’re off the hook because we no longer have separate restrooms.) And finally, there are movies that focus more directly on the lives of people of color but tend to draw largely audiences of color; not many white people go see them, because we think they’re not “for us” (even though we assume films about white people are for everyone).

Get Out isn’t any of those. It’s drawing a broad audience but it’s not afraid to make white people uncomfortable. And if you can give me, a white guy, a chance to have even a momentary fraction of an experience of the real-life, modern-day, casual racism facing people of color in America, I think that’s a very good thing.

A taxonomy of gameplay videos on YouTube:

1. Player who can’t remember which button is “jump” spends twenty minutes repeatedly attempting the same wrong solution to the world’s easiest puzzle.

2. “Hilarious” quip-a-minute commentary from a guy who sounds like a racist, homophobic version of the parrot from Aladdin.

3. Fourth attempt at annoyingly difficult boss stymied when player character randomly falls through the ground.

4. Gritty combat sim modded so the hero is now a lightsabre-wielding Hatsune Miku riding Twilight Sparkle into battle against Thomas the Tank Engine.

5. Tool-assisted speed runner completes sixty-hour game in four minutes by glitching through the skybox to fight God.

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Jesse! You silly, boy! If Gabe would know what you wanna do..

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 (coming soon - the end)

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About “rice eaters” remark:

I got messages accusing me/Jesse of racism because of the moment when Jesse called his opponents from Hanamura “Rice eaters”. I want you all to know, like I also did through a separate post, that I didn’t mean it to sound racist in any way. McCree didn’t see much until he joined Over/Blackwatch, reason for which he might be slightly narrow minded when it came to other cultures. Not because he disrespected them, but because he knew little. He was young and still learning. And I, by no means, am a racist. I love the Japanese culture and don’t have anything against any other culture or race. (and if you check my blog you will see that I truly have no limits or reasons to lie about this). I am sorry if some of you found it offensive/racist, but I had a reason for which I made the remark. 

More about this HERE.

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~ This comic will present the events that happened about 20 years before those from Rendezvous comic(linked below). Not to mention that this will reveal how Hanzo and Jesse met!~

Rendezvous comic:

Original post | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 (the end)

  • Some well-meaning Tumblr idiot: Umm? You forget that Asians and Asian Americans exist too??? Why are you erasing their voices??
  • Me, an Asian American: Hey. Fucking shut up already if you haven't personally interviewed every Asian American on their opinion.
  • Same well-meaning Tumblr idiot: You wouldn't understand oppression. Fucking stupid whitey.
  • Me, an Asian American with a pic of herself on her own blog: Yeah, okay. Sure thing, buddy.

anonymous asked:

i don't think they're annoying, frankly i just think they're enjoying the attention too much, i guess?

yes babe

i agree

because, y’know, they’re young. this is big for them. of course they’re going to enjoy the attention they’re getting. of course they are. and guess who else enjoys the attention he gets? henrik. and probably ulrikke. herman most definitely does. marlon’s never been opposed to it. in fact, i assure you the rest of the cast enjoys the attention just as much??? the only cast member who has ever explicitly stated their discomfort with attention is tarjei, but otherwise, i’m gonna go out on a limb here and say all of them are really enjoying the attention, lol.

and that’s okay??? they’re allowed to??? people in other countries do it all the time when they get a little bit of fame??? let them enjoy it, let them have their fun. i seriously do not see how this should have any bearing on how you feel about them. for example, i love henrik to pieces, but i’m not turning a blind eye to the fact that he’s enjoying the attention from fans – he invites them to his place of work, even. and that’s okay. that’s always been okay. so what these boys are doing? also okay.

they get to enjoy the attention. sorry if you think them doing so is annoying – not you, specifically, since you said you don’t think they’re annoying, but to the people i’ve seen call them annoying countless of times, like. y’all never complain when the rest of the cast pulls this shit or are so obviously reveling in the attention they’re getting. let them live. let yourself live, like, take a chill pill, go take a nap or something, jeez. why are you so pressed?

these kids are sweet. it’s not like they’ve taken over your instagram feed, demanded you watch their livestream and then proceeded to insult your family and your family’s family or something. they were just having fun, answering questions, having a good time. and no one made you watch the livestream. so, like. breathe, maybe. let them live their life the way they want it, so long as it’s not directly affecting you~

Sylvana Simons, the first ever black female party leader of a European political party.

“Racism, sexism and Islamophobia are widespread, not just in the Netherlands but in most parts of Western Europe. I was tolerated when I was an entertainer. But you can’t be black, female, politically involved and try to shape the society you live in without angering some people.

When I started speaking out one of the first comments was that I didn’t “know my place”. I’ve known my place my whole life! If you are not white, heterosexual and male, this country suggests you have to be treated differently.

When you’ve gained wealth through slavery and colonialism, you will build courts, police and judiciary based on that system. The problem is when you say such things out loud it sounds as if everyone is being racist on purpose all the time. That’s not true, but the way the society is shaped is racist and divisive.

We want to represent all of Dutch society and our list of candidates alone shows we are truly reflecting the Netherlands. We have equal numbers of men and women. We have gay, lesbian, and transgender candidates. We are normalising what is already normal in society.

We are a new and unconventional voice in society. We are emancipating people and politics.”

When you understand that calling people “idiot racists” is not a good plan for the left wing. But also realize many of these people are, in fact, “idiot racists.”

Originally posted by lilsparrow72

I’ll never forget that clip from TDS when Klepper attended that Trump rally:

“Um, a lot of the stuff you’re saying sounds, eh, sorta racist.”

“Bro, you’re at a Trump rally.”

A rather horrific exchange, if you think about it.

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ADORE YOU (YOU’RE LOVELY) — and i adore you, too. i’ve been thinking that your love is kind of special. you should know that i adore you, too! ( adore you, nao ft. abhi//dijon )

REQUEST — the reader used to be ugly and archie bullied you. then, after summer break, you totally glo up and are now super hot, and he apologizes.

WORD COUNT — 1.6k

NOTES — i did tweak this request a little bit, simply because i don’t see riverdale!archie being a bully—i think it’s even a little ooc for comics!archie—so i opted for archie sort of ignoring the reader. also, i refrained from specifying a gender since there wasn’t one mentioned in the request. thank you so much for trusting me to write your idea, and i hope this was fluffy enough for you. i felt like it would be kinda rushed to make them kiss in this? i don’t know, but enjoy. ( requests: open )

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Stop using the LGBTQ+ platform to advocate for a fucking ship dear fucking god. I’m a Klance shipper too and I also don’t really see the chemistry in Kallura but shipping Allura and Keith over Lance and Keith is NOT NECESSARILY HOMOPHOBIC. And I’m not an *expert* on fetishes, but- in my opinion- straight girls liking a gay ship for the smut and sexual tension and using LGBTQ+ as a way to defend themselves sounds like fetishizing to me! 

And!!!! Stop!!!! Saying!!! Allura!!! Is!!! Racist!!! It wasn’t okay for her to treat Keith like that, but BEING IN AN INTERGALACTIC WARZONE BETWEEN TWO ALIEN FORCES was NOT intended to be a metaphor for any reality that harms people of color today? 

Also:: hypocritical much @ klance shippers attacking Sheith for “pedophilia” and THEN - with the knowledge of Allura being a teenager and all - stating that the age gap between Allura and Shiro isn’t significant? Stop using SERIOUS issues like pedophilia, LGBTQ+ representation, and racism to defend the ship you like the best!!!!!!!

I’m so embarrassed to be in this fucking fandom dear god I loved these characters and now I’m uncomfortable to be associated with other people who love them because everyone is OBSESSED with who gets with who??? It’s all very petty and gross and giving me bad feelings in my stomach

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Nieve surveyed the greenhouse with a smile. It was perfect, for her and her garden-to-be. It was modest, small, and private, up a winding hill, with a view of the ocean and the town. She looked out, already she could see so many new colours, it made her eyes hurt. 

She came from a little white farming town, and by white, I mean white. Her entire family didn’t have a hue of colour in them, they lived on a white farm of white sheep and white parsnips, and lived their white lives with no berrys bothering them. Nieve knew of someone who was born orange, but he disappeared when she was young and the family never spoke about him. 

Nieve was sick of her colourless life, so she moved to St. Manila so she could experience some new colour and some new culture. 

Band (Part 4)

Yet more stories from my crazy college band. (Kenny makes an appearance. You’re welcome.)

- *Alto sax player pushing Kenny in a computer chair.*
Kenny: A WHOLE NEW WORRRRLLLD A NEW FANTASTIC POINT OF VIEW.

- Percussionist: I can’t find something.
Alto sax player: Well it looks like I found your salty ass attitude, bitch.
Percussionist: I wasn’t looking for that.

- Kenny: *Looking up at like the 12 foot+ ceiling* Is that black mold?
*Everyone looks up at ceiling and then back at Kenny, nobody answered him.*

- One of our potential pieces for our spring concert is Hamilton’s My Shot…. But there’s a part for a rapper. If we can find a rapper that can actually rap, we will do the song.

- Sax player: We should do a show called, “Housewives of *insert county name* County.”

I live in a town of Hicks.

- Our band room is on the other side of campus from the theatre. So, it takes half an hour+ to move equipment.

It’s a pain. When they built this school, the architect must have hated band kids.

- We have a band lounge with couches. Apparently they fit 12 people on the largest sofa before it broke. Like the supports just snapped in half.

- One of the band alum left a birthday card in his locker…. It was a little Hamster card that danced and played Tequila when you pressed a button. It lived in the band lounge for awhile. Nobody knows what happened to it.

- During the pep band game where we had some newbies, my band director SCREAMED during this song. I’m pretty sure she scared a few kids.

- Band director: *Drawing something on board* This is our new tattoo idea…. I made it bad on purpose so nobody would actually get it tattooed on their body.
Bass clarinet: I’ll get it tattooed.
Band director: Please don’t.

- Bass trombone: I’m pretty sure we can’t talk about this without sounding racist.

IRON FIST IN A NUTSHELL!

SPOILERS CAUSE THIS SERIES MADE ME MAD!

Iron Fist: Hi!  I’m Danny Rand!  I survived a plane crash when I was a kid and now I want my company back.

Me: Oh, looks like you’re a hobo now.

Iron Fist: Yep!  But no worries! If I tell my friends Ward and Joyce that I’m Danny, they’ll believe me!

Me: This would be easier if you just told them stuff you personally knew about them that they didn’t tell anyone else.  You’re wasting a full hour of my time here…

Iron Fist:  MEET MY HOBO FRIEND!

Me: Um…

Iron Fist: NOW HE’S DEAD!

Me: What?!

Iron Fist: OH NO!  Joyce drugged me now I’m in an insane asylum!  CONSTANT FLASHBACKS OF MY PARENTS DYING!

Me: You played these like 3 times now.

Iron Fist: Really?  Well it’s time for me to tell the Doctors at this insane asylum here about it.

Me: Can you please talk about Kun Lun…

Iron Fist: Also, my father’s best friend died and came back to life and now leaves in this penthouse he can’t leave or else the Hand gets mad.  He’s also a dick to his son and obsesses over me with cameras.

Me: That’s…kind of cool, but he’s the obvious villain.

Iron Fist: Also, I found this girl name Colleen Wing who owns a dojo and call her from the asylum.  We seriously connected I approached her talking in Chinese and she’s Asian.

Me: That sounds kind of racist…

Iron Fist: Now that I escaped prison, I’m going to approach Hoggarth to sue my company to get back in business!

Me: Wasn’t she a horrible person in Jessica Jones?

Iron Fist: Never mind that!  Now the case has been dropped cause villain wants me in the company and forced his son to let me be 51% shareholder!

Me: So the legal stuff didn’t matter?

Iron Fist: Matters as much as the fucks I give about this company!  I’m pretty much telling them to do things for the people, close down plants, and I never show up at meetings!

Me: Why did you want to be the head of the company so badly if you don’t give a rats ass about it?!

Iron Fist: Oh!  We need to stop the drugs!  Colleen is helping!  Also Claire is here!

Me: WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?!  And why does Claire feel so out of place?!

Iron Fist: Oh, Colleen is also in illegal fight clubs.

Me: That’s kind of cool

Iron Fist: GREAT! Cause it’s only a plot element for 2 episodes!

Me: UGGGGGH!!!

Iron Fist: Now we’re fighting the Hand lead by Madame Gao!

Me: Wait, wasn’t she a competing group against the Hand in Daredevil? Why is she part of the Hand now?  And why isn’t she speaking Chinese? 

Iron Fist: Now we have this Russian chemist who we need to rescue his daughter by going through fighting challenges

Me: That’s actually kind of cool.

Iron Fist: In fact, I beat Bride of Nine Spiders in a 5 minute cameo!

Me: WHAT?!  Bride of Nine Spiders is another Immortal Weapon!  She’s pretty much another defender of Kun Lun and is equal to the Iron Fist!

Iron Fist: VIIIIIIILLLAAAANNNNN!  Anyways, we got Russian guy’s daughter back!

Me: Great.

Iron Fist: But then Russian guy dies.

Me: We don’t see the daughter again.

Iron Fist: You don’t see the daughter again.

Me: Figures.

Iron Fist: OH! I have sex with Colleen!

Me: Didn’t you swear to celibacy an episode ago?

Iron Fist: Now we’re going to China to bust Gao! 

Me: This looks nothing like China.  This looks like a Warehouse in NYC with Chinese signs slapped all over them.

Iron Fist: WOAAAAAH!  Now Claire, Colleen and I are fighting off Hand Ninjas!

Me: How the hell is Claire beating fully trained Hand Ninjas?!

Iron Fist: Now we captured Gao!  But Colleen is poisoned!

Me: I feel like the hero being injured in a Netflix show for an episode is par for the course…

Iron Fist: But have no fear!  Now her sensei appears and tells me to use the Iron Fist to heal her and now we’re going to his compound.

Me: This sensei guy feels like he came out of nowhere.

Iron Fist: OH, he’s a SUPER IMPORTANT CHARACTER!

Me: There’s only 5 episodes left!

Iron Fist:  BTW, Ward is now going insane cause I bail from his business meetings and his dad is forcing him to hide bodies!

Me: Christ, what an asshole-

Iron Fist: And now Ward killed his father

Me: Oh, sort of saw that comi-

Iron Fist: But now his dad is alive again and is wondering the street terrorizing children and sticking his hand in boiling hot dog water.

Me: …okay, I’m laughing my ass off at this stuff and I don’t know if it’s meant to be funny.

Iron Fist: 

Me:

Iron Fist: So yeah, he’s gone off the deepend, and now Ward is CRAAAAZY!

Me: That’s kind of interesting.

Iron Fist: Back to me!  Now I’m in a college campus and Gao is captured!

Me: Hurray!

Iron Fist: But it turns out that this campus is really ran by the Hand!

Me: What?

Iron Fist: And Colleen Wing is part of the Hand too!

Me: WHAT?!

Iron Fist: See, there are separate factions of the Hand, both named the Hand, and the Gao side and Colleen side hate each other.

Me: I need to lie down.

Iron Fist: As I escape, Colleen’s pupil got injured!

Me: Why do I get the feeling he’s going to disappear from the story…

Iron Fist: Now Colleen and I are on bad terms.

Me: Ugh, this is boring.  How is Faramir doing?

Iron Fist: Oh, he just shot the old black guy who was the head of Rand because he booted Joyce, Ward and Danny from the company.

Me:

Iron Fist: Also, this guy hijacks a Burrito car and makes shurikens

Me: Seems like an asshole.

Iron Fist: Well that asshole is my best friend and now he’s helping me fight the Hand!

Me: YOU HAVE THREE EPISODES LEFT AND YOU INTRODUCE ANOTHER CHARACTER?!

Iron Fist: Yep!  And he’s saying I’m doing a shit job leaving Kun Lun!

Me: YOU ARE!

Iron Fist: Anyways, we now must stop the Colleen side of the Hand leader!

Me: Who I don’t care about.

Iron Fist: Colleen Won, but we won’t kill him.

Me: Why fight with a sword if you don’t kill?!

Iron Fist: Oh, but my best friend killed him.

Me: I feel like that’s his only purpose in this story.

Iron Fist: Now me and my friend are fighting!

Me: Please stop.

Iron Fist: Now I hate my best friend!  Oh, the dead body is gone too.

Me: Of course

Iron Fist: OH NO!  Now Faramir has taken control of the company again!

Me: Is nobody going to question how a dead man took over a company?

Iron Fist: NO TIME FOR THAT!  TIME FOR FIGHTING!

Me: How are you losing to Faramir?!  He’s fighting with a pole and has no Kung Fu skills!  How are you losing so badly to him?!

Iron Fist:  LOOK!  The dragon!

Me: Those are just red eyes…

Iron Fist: Ward shot his father!  Now the day is saved!  Better burn his body.

Me: I feel like Ward is the only character with a solid character arc.

Iron Fist: Which is why Joyce is now conspiring with my best friend and Gao as a future villain!

Me: Why though?

Iron Fist: Now Colleen and I are going to Kun Lun and…OH NO!  Kun Lun was invaded because I was not guarding it as the Iron Fist!

Me: 

Iron Fist: Still, bet you were disappointed to not see Kun Lun.

Me: Honestly, with how much talking you did about it, I was doubting it even appearing.

Iron Fist: So what do you think.

Me: I felt you were leading me somewhere but it turned out to be shit.

Iron Fist: Oh, you don’t like me cause I’m not Asian.

Me: Your whole show could be a multiracial trans rainbow of diversity, and it would still suck.  Give me back my 13 hours.

does the crew actually enjoy pumping out these filler episodes with boring backgrounds, stiff expressions and movements, and infuriatingly out of character, one dimensional writing, with no plot, or any memorable music (which was like the only thing left in su that WASN’T being half-assed) like shit man if I was running the show then I’d LOVE to show the fans homeworld, new characters, well written arcs, and representation and diversity that is actually well thought out and NOT racist, fatphobic, etc??? I mean that sounds like a super fun time for everyone dude

anonymous asked:

you should know that post about reyes voice is super racist because reyes sounds white when he is mexican. and lvtro is a racist and that is who you reblogged from

Okay I got this message six times in three hours, I was playing the fucking brawl but whatever.

First off, lvtro is not racist. I haven’t ever seen anything, in my months of following him that could be racist. I have only ever seen race come up when an anti needs to have a new thing to beat him with. End that point there.

Second, how??? Is the post racist??? It is literally discussing the tone used by Morrison/Amari, who speak in a sense of instant action or receive disappointment, against Reyes, who speaks in light tones and gives an order and leaves you believing it can be done in time. I mean, clarification please?

EDIT: I have since seen a post that says older Mexican men don’t sound like Reyes, or Reaper, did and I am confused. The guy that voices Reaper, the growling tone, is the same guy that voices this new lore-based pre-Reaper Gabriel Reyes. And he is a Latino man. And Micheal Chu already said that the bio about Reaper being active ‘for over ten years’ is not contradictory to the fall of Overwatch. Not only that, Reyes was born in Los Angeles. He’s American. More than likely Afro-Latino, but that is crossing into the realm of headcanon.

I also headcanon Reaper as a nanite-based God AI, slightly different from Anubis in Egypt, who used Mercy’s technology against her and uses/fused with Reyes as a host due to her experimentation on him. Again, all headcanon, but the point of having two different voices is not to be racist. They are voiced by the same guy and it is an actual fucking plot point.

I am very tired.

I don’t think racists realize how stupid they sound when they try to defend their racist viewpoints. Even if they reduce the racial term to a single letter in an attempt to appease me, it sounds stupid. I’m sick and tired of white people telling me to stop being “sensitive.”

I’ll stop being “sensitive” when innocent black people are no longer victims of police brutality. When my hispanic friends no longer live in fear brought on by Donald Trump’s racist rhetoric. I’ll stop being sensitive when people stop trying to attack my Muslim friends as a result of their clothing choices. I’ll stop being sensitive when people stop lashing anti-immigrant statements towards Asian people. When people stop mocking Native Americans.

I’ll stop being sensitive when I and other people of color will no longer fear for our lives in a country that claims we are all created equal. I’ll stop being sensitive when I constantly have to work harder in order to be seen as respectable as my white coworkers and my white classmates. I’ll stop being sensitive when I can live my life and accomplish my goals without fear of supporting or going against racial stereotypes set by white people. I’ll stop being sensitive when I no longer have to prove that I’m American enough despite having lived here for over ten years. I’ll stop being sensitive when I no longer deal with racial slurs despite English being the only language I am truly proficient in.

I’ll stop being sensitive when I eventually overcome the years of internalized racism and race based depression I went through. When the fetishization of mixed race people ends. When I stop seeing stories of young children of color dying their hair or bleaching their skin. When young children of color no longer cry themselves to sleep over the bullying they receive as a result of their ethnic background.

When work based discrimination ends. When accents are no longer mocked.

I’ll stop being sensitive when I can protect young women of color from the racism they will encounter once they enter the dating scene. Because no young girl should have to find websites and articles that fetishize and demonize other women of color. Because no girl should reduce herself to a racist stereotype or fetish in order to be considered worthy of dating.

Because no person of color deserves to feel unsafe around their white relatives during the holidays.

I’ll stop being sensitive when several people of color, including myself, immigrate to America for a better life from our native countries. And we are treated with hatred, bigotry, violence, and now a President elect who does not stand for us.

Do not fool yourselves. He is not here for us. He does not truly care for us. We can be better because we are better. He will not stop us from succeeding and achieving our dreams.