that guy is like weird asians

so people headcanon THB (and all the characters) all kinds of ways. I love it! I love the variety. most of it is real good shit.

but here’s a thing I’ve noticed

if we made the Average Headcanon THB, it would look something like this:

Merle: stocky. short. white. grey hair. braids of some kind, usually around the beard. flowers incorporated. glasses. questionable fashion sense. his look is pretty standard.

Taako: average-thin. tall. white. wavy blonde hair. hat, umbra staff, often depicted wearing skirts, crop tops, otherwise stereotypically “feminine” clothing. his look varies the most out of any of the boys. this is what MOST of them look like though.

Magnus: very bulky and muscular. tall. not white. short auburn hair, sideburns, no beard. a few scars. usually shown with his weapons, and wearing armor.

are y'all uh… noticing this?

do you see what I see?

because I see a lot of non-white Merles and Taakos. good shit, OPs. but in any given fanart, if ALL OTHER CHARACTERS are depicted as white, Magnus Burnsides is the one most likely to be depicted as a person of color. if a TAZ fan headcanons any single character as not being white, it’s GOING to be Magnus.

and I feel honestly kiiiiinda weird about that.

not because it’s bad to see Magnus as not being a white guy. I don’t think that’s the case at all. I don’t picture him as a white dude tbh. In my head he looks pretty darn Southeast Asian actually.

but because he’s the muscle. he’s the brute. he’s the intimidating one. the brash one. the one that can crush most people he encounters with his bare fists.

yeah, personality wise, he’s a sweetheart most of the time. he’s got depth. he’s got dimension. his life’s dream is to have a dog on the moon. but he’s also very quick to attack. he’s the least afraid of violence, the most inclined to physical labor, and generally seen as kind of the dumbest member of the party.

I just… I REALLY want y'all fellow white people to think about your headcanons… especially if you see Merle and Taako as being white… especially if you see Magnus as being black, tbh,,, ask yourself why?? ask yourself if you’re okay with saying the big dumb hard laboring brute is also the only non-white main character?

if any taz fans that aren’t white see this post and have any opinions on it, I’d love to hear them. I may be totally wrong. I may be looking at this through my own racially biased lenses. I just… personally, this trend really rubs me the wrong way. just. please check yourselves, guys. think about what you’re doing and why you’re doing it? that’s all I guess

anonymous asked:

Dude, my mom came out of my room and was like "Hey, who's the cute Asian guy on your computer? Is he a friend? You shouldn't keep him waiting." So I told her it was Mark, and she was like, "Wow, THATS Markiplier? He's really cute! Like, really cute. Maybe I'll start watching his videos with you. I still think watching people play video games is kinda weird, but I mean... Wow." Long story short, I think my mom has a crush on Markiplier.

LMAO THAT’S THE CUTEST THING

BTS as drunk situations I have been in

Jin: When I was so hungry at a party that I wanted to eat a piece of cake but then I realized that there were about 10 pieces I alredy have bitten into and forgotten about

Yoongi: The time we were taking the train to a houseparty while being drunk and I fell asleep while my friends were turning up to my favorite song.

Hobi: that one time we were at a boring birthday party when the first good song played and we started to dance like there’s no tomorrow even though all the people looked at us strangely.

Rapmon: When I thought I broke my crush’s water-tap after going to the bathroom but I was actually just too drunk to turn it off the right way.

Jimin: When I was so drunk that I made out with a guy I just met that day while the others were watching weird asian porn (don’t question that one)  

Taehyung: When I was hammerd for the first time properly so I took a hell load of pictures and videos to document it (which were all on my snapchat story that I imedeatly deleted the next morning)

Jugkook: When I said that I wouldn’t drink that day but then woke up on a couch without a blanket, soaking wet pants that smelled like sex on the beach and no memory while still being drunk

credits to @park-loins who I got the idea from. I just did the same but with my situations. Hope you like it and don’t forget to tag yourself!

Angry Girl Review: Eleanor and Park

One time in college I turned in an essay and my professor underlined a sentence I’d written and told me it wasn’t the appropriate register for a university essay and I have crazy respect for her so I tailored my papers for the rest of the semester but this isn’t a university essay so I’ll start off with

WHAT

THE FUCK

WAS THAT

Let’s start with the most glaringly obvious: the racism! 

The sad thing is that half these descriptions are obviously supposed to be flattering except they’re… not… 

Wow ninjas and East Asia what a novel concept wow 

Wow because East Asian men aren’t emasculated in American media at all

THIS KIND OF SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.

by the way this is so very Memoirs of a Geisha-y because Park happens to be a half-Korean kid who LOOKS more Asian than his brother

But Park has green eyes!!!!! so magical!!!! So EXOTIC!!! Also “almond-flavored” please that’s not the most cliched description for Asian eyes in the book

Here have some more grossness around those oh-so-exotic “Asian” eyes

Please let that sink in for a moment. Like Ming the Merciless. Who, as you might know from the Flash Gordon comic, was originally introduced in 1934 and is a pretty clear stand-in for, uh… yellow peril. upon googling, looks like this:

Sooo…. yeah.

But then Park has a couple of self-hating moments where he of course implies that Asian women have it easier:

“White guys think they’re exotic”. And that is flattering why, Park? “Exotic”, really? And Eleanor isn’t exactly doing a great job of not contributing to this harmful mentality when she explicitly thinks that he’s “prettier than any girl”. Again:

But then!!! Eleanor makes it all better!!! By saying this!! In the middle of a STEAMY LOVE SCENE!!!! (which by the way neither steamy nor lovely just creeped me out a lot because of the following passage):

This Othering, this fetishization, does not stop through the entire book. Finally, we get towards the end: 

So no, Eleanor never gets over Othering her boyfriend.

Wait hold on Asian women don’t get a pass either, as Park’s mom is painted as the oppressive parent who doesn’t like “weird white girls”, but according to Eleanor…

 

“his” Dainty China person because of course Park’s mom isn’t a person, but a literal object to be moved and shifted according to the whim’s of Park’s dad, a Korean war vet. 

Here have some more bad stereotyping of Asian women as “thin pretty and petite” and Eleanor’s own self-hatred and fat-shaming:

Black women aren’t exempt from being props to uphold Eleanor either. Her two “friends” at school (I say “friends” in quotes because they don’t really comment on anything except how cute Park is and they all make fun of those OTHER nasty white girls in gym class together), oh, and Rainbow Rowell writes them like this:

“It was an honor that they’d let her into their club”…the “you’re not like THOSE white people club???" 

"I got a man”, REALLY??? 

Park’s “Asian”-ness As Other and He Could Have Been Edward Cullen, What is the Goddamn Difference

I would have felt better if Rainbow Rowell had written Park as a vampire or a werewolf or some other inhuman creature, the stuff of teen girl YA fantasy because a) vampires and werewolves don’t actually exist and therefore you can write them any way you want, albiet cliched, whatever–at least you’re not contributing to some very harmful societal stereotypes. 

Park, as you can see from the previous citations, is written out to be this “edgy” indie boy who wears eyeliner and listens to the Smiths (which wow I rolled my eyes at) and is also a loner at school in and his edginess and “magic” make him stand out in much the same way a vampire or a werewolf or otherwise nonhuman creature would. These descriptions of Park really made me think of Twilight and no, not because they are things that “normal” teen girls say or think but because we’ve seen this archetype of, for lack of better word, “magical boy” that comes barging into sad-manic-pixie-dream-girl’s-but-not-like-the-other-girls’-life and sweeps her off her feet:

How artsy, edgy, and NOT PREPPY, he wears all black.

Who else had a face “like a chiseled marble statue in its perfection”? (psst, it was Edward Cullen)

who else was described as “godlike” “angelic” and all that crap? Vampire boy Edward Cullen. Louis and Lestat and Claudia, all of our favorite too-gorgeous-to-be-real fairytale creatures.

But when you use those kinds of descriptors for a character who is very visibly POC and then give them an uncommon feature like ~green eyes~, do they not become a kind of mythical creature in, the stuff of exotic fantasy? Do they then become dehumanized and not real, only the kind of boyfriend a girl can aspire to get?

The answer, of course, is yes. But dreaming about dating a vampire or a werewolf is so very different and again does not carry the same weight as being hellbent on dating a ~perfect Asian boy~. Because at this point it is not about Park. This is not Park’s story, even though he shares half the title. This is Eleanor’s story, the manic pixie “not like the other girls” girl, with her crazy red hair and her weird clothes and her desire to get away from it all. 

Eleanor’s entire story is painted on a canvas of abuse and neglect and sadness, so of course she needs some magical boy to literally swoop in and save her– at the end, Park takes her to Minnesota where her uncle lives, away from the safety of her stepfather who is out for her blood. Eleanor is the most precious person in the world to Park, so much that he doesn’t care about his family anymore and the only person he cares about is her. How the hell is that any kind of healthy way to have a relationship?

Park’s Asian-ness is only brought up in the context that it is different to what Eleanor is used to, that it is EXOTIC and MAGICAL and because of that she likes him. No, but it’s in the text, where Eleanor openly admits to fetishizing:

I didn’t end up CARING about Eleanor’s family situation at all. Her relationship with her mother was completely one-dimensional, as was the relationship with her siblings and her stepfather. It was almost as though the backstory was there to make Eleanor more sympathetic to the reader, which as a reader I didn’t end up buying because there was literally no depth to any of it.

Similarly, Park’s relationship with his parents is weird and disturbing and also one-sided. His mom speaks broken English and is demure but madly in love with his dad, who, need I remind you, “liberated” her from her oppressive country. Miss Saigon, anyone? Park’s dad is typical American machismo, a simple kinda guy, but at heart a good one. I feel like the PARENTS’ relationship was something I was more interested in than Eleanor or Park, had it not been written like a weird yellow-fever wet dream, where the white dude comes home and just makes out with the Asian woman all the time and she stays home and tends to their perfect house and their perfect family. 

Rainbow Rowell has explicitly stated in an interview that one of her inspirations for writing Eleanor and Park and for making Park Korean was that her father had been in the Korean War:

1. My father served in Korea, in the Army.

This is probably the most obvious explanation.

My parents separated when I was in the second grade, and I never knew my dad that well. I didn’t grow up with him around. But I remember being fascinated by the fact that he was in the military – and stationed in a place where there had been an actual war, even though he was there decades after the worst of it.

There was this photo of him, in uniform, hanging over my grandmother’s coffee table – an unrecognizable teenager with short hair and tiny wire-rimmed glasses.

Every once in a while, if he’d had a few drinks, my dad would talk about the Army. How he signed up at 17 to avoid getting drafted and sent to Vietnam. The Army wouldn’t send a 17-year-old to Vietnam, he said. (I have no idea if this, or much else my dad told me, is true.)

He was especially proud of having protested the Vietnam War while he was in Korea. There was a clipping from a military newspaper with photos of the protest. I was 12 or 13 when he showed me this, and I definitely didn’t get it.

Over the years, I’ve had people tell me I must be confused about my dad, that there weren’t Americans soldiers left in Korea in the ‘70s. But there are still American soldiers in South Korea. We never left.

Anyway, the other thing my dad would talk about, every once in a while, was a girl he’d known in Korea. My mom says he carried this Korean girl’s photo in his wallet for years after he came home. He’d been in love with her; my mom thought he still was.

I used to wonder about that girl. About how he met her. Whether she spoke English. Whether she was his age. Whether it was some secret love affair, or something her friends and family knew about … What if she was his soulmate?

What if fate and circumstance and the U.S. government had come together to deliver my father across the continents to his soulmate – and he just left her there.

He could have stayed, I thought. He could have brought her back. Omaha is a military town; people bring wives and husbands back from all over.

I remember being so angry with him. First for leaving the person he was meant to be with; then for leaving my mom, the person he wasn’t meant to be with; and then for leaving all my brothers and sisters and me in his wake.

So … in Eleanor & Park, Park’s dad gets sent to Korea because his brother has died in combat in Vietnam. He meets his soulmate there. And he brings her home. 

He “liberates” her. And puts her in his pocket like a China Doll, right?

These were only a few selections out of the many, many in the novel. Over and over again we’re slammed in the face with the fact that Park is Asian, he’s half-Korean, but only in the way he looks and almost always in the context of his relationship with Eleanor, never by himself. Half the book is supposedly written from Park’s perspective but he never really introspects on his identity except during that scene when he’s with Eleanor, bitter that there aren’t any “hot Asian guys.” Not even Asian AMERICAN, just “Asian”. As though the author were not aware of the hybrid culture that exists in the country–maybe because Park’s “the only Korean in Omaha?”

What first love story is there to tell? They start off hating each other and he makes her a mixtape and asks if she listens to the Smiths, and given that this book came out after Five Hundred Days of Summer… 

I’m not sure what the point of the book was. To make people want hot Asian boyfriends?

This read like bad Tamora Pierce Circle of Magic Trisana Chandler/Briar Moss AU fic.

anonymous asked:

just wanted to tell you, as a filipina from an asian household who grew up with plenty of other asians: your comic is funny, relatable, and tastefully done on top of being well-drawn. i feel like this is just another instance of people getting offended on behalf of another race because in reality, they're the ones who don't get it. we like our rice cookers. rice is a staple food for us. no need to make it weird guys, hanzo's just excited about a SWEET DEAL on a core asian household appliance.

Thank you my dude….thank you so much.

 And also, as someone from a latinx household where owning a rice cooker is about as important as having wifi, where rice takes up 50% of your damn plate, where rice cookers  are given away as prizes on game shows…IF IT’S HALF PRICE YOU CAN BET I’M GETTING AT LEAST 2. 

WHAT UP EVERYONE i am doing terribly at revising \o/

jaesa is so fun to draw (and make south asian because guys. g UYS. it’s so easy her skin tone is almost like mine. also she has the same face as dorne and that weirds me out, so I gotta change that!)

fun fact when i was naming this in my files my hand slipped to ‘w’ when I meant to type ‘e’

jawsa

make of that what you will

anonymous asked:

Is there a reason you like Korean guys so much? They're basically metrosexual and act like women. White dudes in America (actually basically any other race like Black guys) act way more masculine than these guys. I don't know why you bother to be honest. If you want a girlfriend, just date another girl, not some Asian guy pretending to be one.

umm, ?? idk if you have a problem with me but

First of all, it’s not like I have some weird fetish or fixation on Korean guys (that’s creepy and wrong on so many levels. jeez I reblog a couple kpop posts and suddenly this..), and secondly, why are you generalizing and acting as if more “feminine” traits are less ideal? Especially talking as if having masculine traits are the attributes that I should prefer, which tbh, is kind of jackassy. 

And I understand that there are different expectations and standards for what is considered attractive/ideal in these countries (and so should you). But if things like makeup and looking bomb af with it makes you “basically metrosexual and a woman” then you need to lighten up and open your eyes. There’s no need to condemn people that maintain their appearance, and you negatively using women in your comparisons implies that acting like one is insulting, which is really demeaning and rude. Honestly this entire ask is so narrow-minded–I get that a lot of Americans/Western nations prioritize rugged, manly men that can bench press seventy five logs at once, but it’s no reason for you to take it and degrade others.  

I’ll date a guy for who they are, not for the masculinity that you seem to be describing. I like many kpop idols because of their personalities, not just how they look and act, and if some male idols happen to demonstrate more feminine traits, then what of it? They’re not any less of a person/man because the way they act, and if anything it makes them more human. My buddy pal, if you could kindly take your toxic ideals about men and how they should act and leave, I’d really appreciate that. 

A lowly Daft Punk fan tries to understand Justice

What I know so far:

-The Weird Al lookin one who went through a Jesus phase is Gaspard

-The pretty emo one who kind of looks like an Asian princess is Xavier

-They’re hella gay for each other but not(?) a couple

-Xavier eats a lot

-They suck each other’s dicks so they can stay a band

-Xavier is a monkey and Gaspard is a bison…?

-They literally ship themselves

-In interviews Xavier is basically Thomas and Gaspard is basically Guy-Man

-They enable the fangirls

-Xavier always looks sad/scared and Gaspard is perpetually done with everyone’s shit

-Hella gay

-Xavier is a cinnamon roll plz protect him

-They kISS THROUGH CRUCIFIXES FOR GOD’S SAKE

-I’m pretty sure Gaspard is plotting my murder

-AND THEY SHARE CIGARETTES

-Gaspard can play the flute

-They’re like a walking fanfiction

-”Gaspaaaaaaard” is the “Thomaf” of the Justice fandom

-They’re a French duo who makes electronic music and is with the same record company Daft Punk used to be a part of?? Jesus Christ no wonder the fans overlap so much

Feel free to tell me if I got something wrong or missed anything

yato-sola  asked:

I saw in one of your previous Voltron Family posts, that Keith looks young. Do people flirt with him because of that?

Yes. At the age of 40+, Keith still looks like he’s 25 to late 20′s so he gets hit on by college students when he picks up his kids. The poor guy. It’s honestly a weird thing with the Asian race. I would know because I am one and people still mistake me as 15. HAHAHHAHAHAHA!

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So I’m going to make a recommendation here. Has anyone seen “Into the Badlands”? It’s a show originating on AMC. I just checked it out yesterday. It was one of those shows I was saving to watch til I had some time. I’m on vacation and planned on doing absolutely nothing but binge watching. Believe me, relaxing is not something I’m good at. But anyway, This show is amazing! It’s martial arts (which I love), there’s badass women, a badass, sexy good guy (who is Asian) who’s girl is a beautiful young black woman, who also happens to be a doctor, basically. There’s a weird kid with weird powers (still don’t know what that’s about). I guess it’s like post apocalyptic. I’m old and it takes a minute for shit settle in, but honestly, I’ll gladly watch this again. There aren’t many episodes per season and of course netflix only has season 1 right now. Anyway, if you appreciate martial arts and badass females, give this show a shot. 

anonymous asked:

u forgot the asian guy in b99 who was a barber & got framed for a huge drugs thing :))))))))))

lmaoo yes exactly also the random one they brought in for hacking not to mention that weird Japanese photocopier like??

I do think brooklyn 99 is hugely important in many other ways but their treatment of asians has always been very disappointing and i wish ppl didn’t ignore this when hyping it up.

Thoughts and Observations on Until Dawn’s First Person Prototype Version

So I’ve been watching this video with the newly-uncovered prototype first-person version of Until Dawn that was original going to be a PS3 Playstation Move game, and I of course have some thoughts and observations about it. Also for people who don’t want a watch a 42-minute video you can just read this, since i pointed out most of the important stuff lol


pictures and commentary under the cut!

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always found it weird that when asian-americans voice displeasure over whitewashing asian characters some white guy playing devil’s advocate will go “ well i asked an ACTUAL JAPANESE PERSON FROm..JAPAN “ and its like, the situations are completely different? like living in america, you consume media and i don’t know why white people’s first instinct is to run and ask someone in another country what a situation that doesn’t affect them at all just for the sake of some thinly veiled racist “ gotcha “ or some shit

prolly worded this wrong

GAWD. TODAY WAS WEIRD.

As you guys know, Facebook, i’m getting HUNDREDS of fb friend requests. literally over a 1000 in a week, its crazy. Lots of Asian bears. But today, omfg, i got two different friend requests. One is from a very famous Asian Bear porn star, Kong. And I’m like omfg no way this is unreal. Let me tell you, by cllose inspection, it is very very real. A few hours later i get another request from the coveted couple Danjiplus Dan Don which is porn star couples and like, this also was a real profile. 

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,…


this is weird, me? Me? I’m okay looking I guess. But I’ve had more compliments on my looks then i’ve ever had. Dont let it get to your head Sonny.

“Racist piece of shit”

“Vanoss” is a character much like Bat Owl is. Of course we know Evan doesn’t have a head of an owl in real life. People’s drawings could and mostly is referencing Evan’s GTA V character that is not asian and lighter skinned. If people were trying to go for realistic Evan, there would be a lot more changed rather than just the skin tone.

Saying someone is a racist because of the way they colour someone is the same as telling someone is a racist because the way they draw Vanoss’ eyes. He’s asian and has slightly slimmer eyes, but do people draw him that way? No. Do they get told to kill themselves and that they’re a piece of racist shit? No. I personally draw him with wider eyes than he has. Do I have experience with asian eyes? Of course I do, I look at myself everyday. It’s just the way people draw him!

No one is intentionally white washing Vanoss. At all.

Also, Please explain to me in full detail as to how you telling people to kill themselves and breaking down their self esteem has anything to do with your argument against the artists about the way they draw or colour Vanoss. Please, I would love to know. Because in my opinion, if they are as “racist” as you say they are, you’re just as bad of a person as you perceive them to be. 

As a person who has struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts, you don’t think you’re a horrible human being for telling someone to go kill themselves…all because of the way they choose to draw or colour a fictional person? 

Hell, why not call everyone a racist because none of us know what Delirious looks like and we’re just basing him off of his GTA V character. He could be any other ethnicity! A lot of drawings of the BBS guys is based off their character! Whoa, weird concept how fandom draws people based on the character we associate them with.

You’re no hero for accusing someone of being a racist for how they color a person’s skin and then continuing to belittle and harass them about it. Especially when your arguments literally only have one statement such as “their colouring his skin too light because he’s asian”. Also, Light skinned asian people exist!!! Whoa! 

Blocking them is a really easy process. If you seriously don’t like the content someone creates, instead of wasting your time being an asshole, try ignoring them. Your only defense from what you told me was that “you don’t want others doing the same”. I’m sure others are fully capable and mature enough to know to block someone or something that they don’t like. 

There is a huge difference between creative criticism and just being a plain asshole. The way you are currently approaching it is in the fashion of a complete asshole. Try actually developing an argument before you try to fight for something that doesn’t really even exist. I don’t understand where you get off on breaking people down but it just makes you look like a shitty person and ruins your reputation than the artists’.

The way you’re acting is completely disrespectful and unnecessary for an easily solved problem. Continuous harassment and belittling isn’t going to get someone to do what you ask, especially when you hound them on and on and most of the time it isn’t even about what you’re trying to prove. 

So really, please grow up and leave the people alone. They are not here to serve to your every need and will, they are here to create content for what they love and your input is not needed.

anonymous asked:

when are antis going to learn that calling one (maybe two of keith is also ) asian guys pale boys is incredibly racist? also didnt star trek recently have the actor who plays sulu talk about how important healthy asian mlm relationships are in media. because asian men are often afraid to date each other bc of stigma. like antis need to stop

Like that just completely overwrites someones racial identity would you call an actual real asian person a “pale boy/girl“ how can you not see that as racist… (also a weird attempt to group them in with white people?) It also implies people should make a disingenuous effort to ship ships with darker skin colors for… fake-SJW points I guess lol? These people really think shipping is some kind of activism/social statement wow.

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Step into Christmas, won’t you? For @niftybottle : because I wasn’t sure what you’d like, I’ve come bearing three gifts. This one takes place in an ideal Warehouse world where the first episode of season 4 happened, and then none of the bad stuff ensued. I bet, based on the title of this first present, you’ll be able to guess what I’m calling the other two.

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Pete rarely had expectations. About much of anything, but really not about what he might see on any given day in the Warehouse. And because he rarely had expectations, he was rarely surprised.

But then on Christmas Eve, he walked into the Christmas aisle.

And he was surprised.

In front of him was something kinda like a Nativity scene. That wasn’t the surprising part, because yeah, it was the Christmas aisle.

No, the surprising part was… well, it was actually two surprising parts: one, that the scene was life-size, and two, that parts of it were actually alive. Which made three surprising parts, really, because the parts of it that were alive were being played by Myka and H.G. Although “played” was probably the wrong word. Nobody was doing much moving—they were paused in the scene—but their mouths didn’t seem to be stuck, because they were having a pretty serious argument, something along the lines of “this is your fault” and “no, it’s your fault.”

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it was just really easy to see that all the women in the movie were just really blatant tools for the men to use like
-mantis is literally used as an emotion receptical for the guys of the movie, her whole point is Reading and Experiencing Their Emotions(i loved her and thought she was cool, but i also felt very weird about having the only asian actress in the film being the Awkward Socially Inept And Innocent Girl, maybe im looking too deeply into that part but it did set off a red flag for me)
-fuck i think her names nebula had a whole scene of her body being used as a weapon by yondu to save the day (i know she agreed to it but again it just doesnt really sit well with me, like her backstory is about a man replacing pieces of her body against her will)
-and then gamorrah didnt really have a whole lot going, i will admit i loved the side plot of her and nebula trying to heal from their fathers abuse, but she also got the expected treatment of You Are The Protagonists Love Interest
-pretty much any other woman you saw in the film (sans the antagonist golden ppl i forgot their name) were alien prostitutes and/or eye candy for the men
-egos whole thing about impregnating women for their offspring was really fucking creepy

theres probably more stuff but this is off the top of my head that really made me feel weird watching the movie

Media log update, book 102: John Dies at the End by David Wong

This novel is weird, both in the sense of uncanny Lovecraftian horrors and in the sense of a bizarre plot related by a rambling unreliable narrator. I think the author was aiming for an Army of Darkness sort of tone, where snarky characters battle creeping monstrosities, but the whole thing is severely hampered by the juvenile humor and the end result is pretty sophomoric. I probably would have liked this better if I had read it back when I was a teenager in love with Kevin Smith movies, but these days I need more from a story than just freak-out gore punctuated by toilet humor and random asides.

Anyway there’s more of a …honestly, I think there’s more of an atmosphere that encourages an “uwu” reaction in NJPW.  The other day I saw a pic of Liger wearing a schoolgirl skirt.  Tana dressed up like a cabana-boy & deliberately moved the lil skirt aside to sure everybody got a good eyeful of his thighs.  Shinsuke used to wear goofy masks every Fantasticamania.  YOSHI has mameshiba mascots all over his pants, Okada…the number of weird things I’ve seen Okada doing, honestly.  Remember the lil promo video of him and Shinsuke with Hello Kitty?  There’s more of a fanservice-y atmosphere in NJPW, so it’s not entirely unreasonable to respond to it in kind.
Certainly woobifying/infantizing Asian men is a Thing People Do, but, like, I doubt anybody’s out here giving cute nicknames to Suzuki or captioning pictures of Nagata with “An angel” or making puppy eyes over Makabe or swooning at Tenzan.
The guys who get that kinda treatment very much encourage it, imo.  Or at least…they’re encouraged to encourage it.