oh hey so. saying a Black character is “a perfect sunshine boy!!” or “a Goddess!! she doesn’t need no man!!” can also be a form of dehumanization.
when Black characters become such “pure cinnamon rolls” you can’t ship them, when they “deserve so much better” you refuse to pair them with any white fave, when they’re “just so flawless” they become boring, when you insist they’re “perfect” but then utterly and completely stop there, you’re reducing them to one dimension.
they become props for white character development,
cos you’re not letting them have any character of their own.
when the only characters that are flawed, relatable, interesting, complex, shippable, deserving of pages of meta for a 0.02 second glance ~just so happen to be~ white you’re indicating that they’re the only characters you see as fully human.
Las Vegas is a real city humans can actually visit and it just baffles and delights me in equal measures
like someone looked at the harsh, inhospitable Mojave Desert and thought “you know what’d go great here? a resort town” and then the government was like “you know what else would go great here? a nuclear test site” and then the tourism industry was like “you know what? we can use this”
to me adam parrish is a weirdly contradictory character. like in my head he is the sweet plant boy but he is also the ruthless ambitious scary kid and i’m like?? he’s too much to think about at once, he is so much.