a standup comedian goes up onto the stage of a packed venue, he is holding a small binder
once he reaches the microphone, he clears his throat and says
“that feel when you’re a student athlete and someone asks what your favorite bible verse is”
he opens the binder to the first page and takes a printed out image of a mature teenage boy, about highschool age, smiling intensely with an extremely bright lens flare coming off of both of his eye, and holds it up for everyone to see
the audience howls with laughter
cameras from around the stage zoom in on the piece of paper and a 30 foot screen behind the comedian lights up with the very same image
the man on stage is not happy. the audience could see it in his eyes if they just looked. he wishes to be anywhere else but where he is. but he knows this is his calling. he cannot apply himself to practically benefit humanity, and so he must fill the need that this niche audience demands.
later that night, he cries as he browses stock image websites for pictures to use in his next performance
I’m listening to ttazz after 59 and ??????????? let me talk about this for a second since it was addressed by the mcelroys and had a lot of missing context to these interpretations.
folks the reason taako’s ethnicity is important to be mexican (and I mean specifically mestizo mexican) isn’t because justin named his god damn wizard after tacos. in fact his name has zero to do with why I interpret him as mestizo. the reason is that part of taako’s arc is to invent in this world the concept of tacos, which is a traditionally mexican style dish. this was explicitly stated to be part of taako’s development from episode 1.
it’s not that big of a deal (under these circumstances, imo, but correct me if I’m wrong) that a mestizo character is named after mexican food, taako’s a vain character and in the context of the story I can completely see him naming a dish after himself. what is a big deal is having someone outside of that ethnicity invent something from a culture that doesn’t belong to them. that’s honestly worse than having mestizo characters named after latinx food.
[don’t comment on this if you aren’t latinx, ok to rb for everyone | this post has been edited to be more culturally appropriate]