My borderline homophobic mother sat me down when I was fifteen to show me one of her favorite movies about “two girls who were just the sweetest best friends”. That movie was Fried Green Tomatoes. Jokes on her.
English is her first language, Malay is her second language,
and she knows bits and pieces of other languages due to the makeup of her
intercultural community. It has been this way for Eddie since as long as she
can remember. Where she lives, most people know a little bit of everything.
Oral traditions keep aspects of shared cultures alive, and if it wasn’t for one
of the many women she referred to as ‘auntie,’ Eddie would have never learned
of Ramayana, folk music, and ghost stories such as the tale of the Penanggalan
who files around with only her head, lungs and organs attached and smells of
vinegar. It is after that particular story that eight-year-old Eddie thinks she
catches the scent of vinegar sometimes. She makes a vow to never become
➠ STARTER CALL ; MARTHA KENT ( from DC COMICS/ DCEU )
if you like this here PERMANENT STARTER CALL, that pretty much means you’re giving me THE OKAY to: tag you in things, send you memes, respond to your opens, invade your askbox, cry and plot and laugh about our muses interacting.
//I’m CRYING. I showed my my Mom the little child I made for the child-meme yesterday and she’s just SO MEAN TO GLADION. Highlights of this conversation:
“Oh great, it’s that floppy haired dude.” “What’s his name? Gladion? That sounds like some type of eevee thing.” “Why’s he gotta be the father? That child will even see his eyes. Poor thing’ll walk around like “DAD WHERE’S YOUR EYE?” “If I were that baby, I’d pull right on his bangs all the time.”
So we’re watching Beauty and The Beast and the first thing my mom says about Emma Watson? “Uhg, that girl is ugly.”
EXCUSE me, mother! Emma Watson is NOT ugly! She is a beautiful motherfrickin bamf chick who will forever be Hermione Granger in my heart. I feel like my whole childhood has been insulted, I need a mother with a working brain please.
Mom: *comes home* HEY SAM I GOT YOU SOMETHING
Me: is it food?!?!&,&:@/@-
Mom: *barges into my room* IN HONOR OF SPOOKY MEREDITH GREY SWIFT
Me:…….did you just?!
Mom: PUT THAT ON TUMBLR SO TAYLOR CAN SEE ME @taylorswift