pacrim posts

ok.... white people.... we gotta talk about this really quick.

don’t try to weigh in on the importance of romances between people of color, whether they’re hetero or not. just don’t do it. i’m begging you. you feel tempted to talk about how “tired” you are of straight romances, even when the romance you’re referring to includes people of color? don’t do it. fight the urge. you heard a person of color talking about representation once, so now you think you can argue with authority on those issues? don’t do it. fight the urge. the conversation has nothing to do with you. 

you think you can chime in every single time there’s a brown person on your screen about how IMPORTANT it is that they be gay or not in a romance at all, one or the other, that their straightness would be just as oppressive as seeing another straight white man kissing another straight white woman? don’t do it. do not do it. only people of color are allowed to be tired of their own people’s straightness. 

you think you can calculate the worth of a pairing, the importance of certain kinds of romances, because you think representation is a mathematic equation you can add and subtract from, based on layers of marginalization? that the outcome means the same thing to every person? it isn’t. it doesn’t. you think that heterosexuality is always the same old song, even when it involves people who never get to be loved and valued onscreen? whenever you open your mouth about these things, the only people you’re fooling are other white people. everyone else knows that these issues are complex, contradictory, often deeply personal, and never the same twice. 

so don’t do it. i don’t care if you ship finn/poe or finn/rey and have opinions on what’s More Progressive. it doesn’t matter if you hated mako/raleigh or loved stacker/herc. your opinion is borrowed from other peoples’ experiences. shipping certain pairings doesn’t earn you credits from the University of Brownness. you don’t accumulate points over years of good behavior and suddenly have authority to talk about issues when people of color are trying to have conversations with eachother. FIGHT THE URGE. I PROMISE IT WON’T KILL YOU TO SHUT UP.  

One of the four postcard designs I’m doing for shatterdomeseattle! (An additional four to be done by geniusbee.) The postcards were available through the Indiegogo that was run last year, and I imagine they’ll also be available at the con itself on May 3rd. So go to the shatterdomeseattle page and get up to Seattle. :3

I had to make one of them coffee related, and given that I usually always draw Newt, I decided to go with Mako instead.

@whetstonefires commented on my pacrim/mako v rose post (screencapping for length)

May I ask why you’re against Mako with Raleigh but not with Jake? Especially if you seem to feel strongly that pacrim is ace-friendly media and about “Mako’s race as a tool in the campaign to build her up as simultaneously too strong and too childlike to fit neatly into the Love Interest groove”? (which I disagree with, but why does that not apply with Jake?)

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a Raleigh fan at all (and I am a big John Boyega fan). I’d pick Jake without a second thought, but I’m not really understanding how sentence #2 fits with the overall pov if you apparently think Mako is not love interest material?

Anyway, the original post was targeting a widespread pattern where fandom will turn to any white characters to ship if the main potential romance involves a character of color, no matter how minor or how far from romantic their canon relationship is. That is all it was targeting, it had nothing to so with people who prefer ace-friendly movies. It was really more about John Boyega and his treatment by the Star Wars fandom than whether Mako needed romance.

i might be the only one but overanalyzing trailers seems so pointless, and scrolling past looooooooooooooong ass posts analyzing second #127 in the new star wars trailer is like!!! what is the fucking point!!! its coming out in december just wait you heathens!!! ill fight you all then but not right now!!!

Happy Christmas~!
Seasons Greetings here is my submission for hqsecretsanta, in which I have chosen to participate in~~~

This is for tumblr user @0n0da, otherwise known as Red~~

In this case I decided to do their prompt of PacRim AU for KuroBoku ⊂川o″-゛)⊃ ふにゃ~

I hope you like it~~

Sorry about the poor quality. Took the picture while waiting for my cousin at the bus stop.

This is what I do when I’m bored…my family is concerned. They probably should be.

(oh yes and that is me in the corner being a creep…and yeah that is Japanese, I wish I could remember more from hs sigh)

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First all, I’m sorry for all the Pacific Rim. THAT SAID, it’s probably going to be around for a bit since I will be at shatterdomeseattle in May (yay for my place of residence), and shatterdomeatl in June (yay for getting my flight covered and having a PacRim con just two days after my birthday). So, yeah. I love you all and I swear I’m working on some other stuff.

Anyway, a Newt I drew last year for newtvember, and a Mako I did for a little promo post for beyondthebreach. Little chibi characters are fun, especially when I have a burning desire to finish SOMETHING.