i cant believe that people fatshamed youngjae, a person who deserves the whole world. who deserves everything. who deserves to only be happy. i don’t care if it’s a joke. youngjae has been insecure about his weight and his figure for years yet you still have the audacity to tell him that. while he’s the one always trying to cheer people up and ask if they’re eating, you only care to push him down.
WHAT’S UP WITH HOW MUCH MORE BRUTAL TSUBAKI IS TOWARDS NOEL THAN ANY OF HER OTHER FRIENDS THO……….. [ tsubaki voice ] jin, you broke the law multiple times but it’s okay, i forgive you. just go back to the NOL and i’ll disobey direct orders and spare your life. [ tsubaki voice ] carl, even though you’re a vigilante i’ll still give you information about your father and let you go without even fighting you. [ tsubaki voice ] noel, this guy in a tacky suit told me that you’re conspiring with a great evil so now it’s MURDER TIME. like… it’s emphasised so many times in narration that she cares about Noel JUST AS MUCH as she cares about Jin
— that they’re both her closest friends and that the idea of hurting them is unthinkable
— yet in practice, when it comes down to assassinating them she’s obvious far more willing to kill Noel if necessary than Jin (I know there’s the jealousy aspect but I mean. come on. really. for real). I know she does eventually have a change of heart, but she’s so much less immediately willing to empathise with her than she is with literally anyone else she encounters. Less girl hate more consistency in the leniency Tsubaki has regarding her friends and their misdoings pls
…and now you’re looking for more to watch. here’s a little list of stuff that might interest you! (click on the title in bold for more info)
Dope (2015)is “a coming of age comedy/drama for the post hip hop generation. Malcolm [Shameik Moore] is a geek, carefully surviving life in The Bottoms, a tough neighborhood in California filled with gangsters and drug dealers, while juggling his senior year of college applications, interviews and the SAT. If Malcolm can persevere, he’ll go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.” It’s funny, the costume design is fantastic, it has a lesbian minor character and A$ap Rocky is in it. (Rated R)
Paris is Burning (1990)is “
A chronicle of New York’s drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.“ If you liked what Dizzee was up to in episode 6, this is a classic you should consider. (Rated R)
Do the Right Thing (1989)is the Black Movie Classic you should already know. Spike Lee’s most famous work is shockingly relevant today in wake of the “Black Lives Matter”-movement. Plot: “On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone’s hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.” This focuses on race relations in a small-scale environment, has flashy style and good music. (Rated R)
Straight Outta Compton (2015): “The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.” (Rated R)
Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)“The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains footage of Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Invader and many of the world’s most infamous graffiti artists at work.”
While there may be many movies about grafitti artists (also artists of colour) this is the only one I’ve seen and it’s definitely a good one. Also poses some interesting questions about art vs. entertainment. (Rated R)
In the Heights is a musical by Hamilton-creator Lin-Manuel Miranda that has a plot similar to the Mylene’s and Zeke’s storyline. “The story is set over the course of three days, involving an ensemble cast of characters in the largely Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City.” (contains explicit lyrics) It’s also on YouTube.
I’ll add to this list as time goes on, please feel free to do the same!
I… I almost got killed. The killer took a shot at me. He called my dad’s house, and I answered it. He showed up right away after a few minutes. I was running away from him, and he took a shot at me. I came here right before it hit me.