Have you seen the script tease where Emma and Snow are discussing the engagement? The dialogue feels very carefully constructed... like they're trying to emphasize Snow's expectations for Emma's love life! Immediately made me think of your multiverse theory
Yes! I had the same thought right away. It’s like they really want to draw our attention to how this is about Snow. It already started when she was still Mary Margaret and suggesting that Emma was in love with Graham, while Emma made it incredibly clear she wasn’t interested when she was… actually interacting with Graham. They’ve been supporting it in subtext. Like before the ball, when Emma was dressed in white, she looked so sad and uncomfortable and Snow was oblivious to it while she went on about having dreams to take her daughter for her first ball. That scene breaks my heart, cause they both want to make up for lost time in their own way.
Luke Skywalker, despite the level in Badass he took by virtue of living in Galactic Australia, literally cannot handle spicy food. He's that white boy who goes to Thai restaurants and asks for everything "Thai Hot" and then weeps in agony as his dining companions (poor Bodhi) frantically shove white rice into his mouth (the rice is still hot, and he loses feeling in his mouth for like a WEEK)
oh my god this headcanon is truly dear. I think i made a post at one point about modern au luke saying he’s the type of dude who says anything hotter than a dorito is “too spicy.” He is that kind of white person and bodhi, cassian, and lando are frequently amused by his weak palette, but also the fact that he still pitches a fit when someone suggests that he maybe not try to eat spicy food, because he wants to try things that are “authentic” and thinks he can handle it (he cannot)
Madeline : Do you still love her ? Howard : I don’t even know what love is anymore. Do you still love him ?
Madeline : We never fell out of love. At least, I don’t think so. It’s just… We can… The day our divorce was final, he sent me this. “If only we could be strangers again”. Now we are. The most romantic gesture he ever made. so, to answer your question, yes, I still love him.
when I was a kid, I told my mom that I wanted to be an actress when I grew up. You know what she told me?
She said, “sure, but you’re going to have to do it in China. America won’t hire you if you’re Asian.”
And that was it for that dream.
Of course, that was just a phase - one of many, one I would’ve gotten over anyway. But what she said stuck to me. You’re going to have to act in China, because America doesn’t hire Asians.
And if there’s anything I learned over these years, it’s that she was right. Asian-Americans don’t get to see ourselves on screen. We don’t get to read about our deeds. And we get pissed. We complain, we shout, and people dismiss us because, oh, “the Japanese are okay with Ghost in the Shell”, and “I’ve heard that mainland Chinese are perfectly fine with Iron Fist.” Well, great for them. This isn’t about them.
This is about us. Asian-Americans. Asian-Canadians. Asian-Australians. Asian hyphen something. And the Asians in Asia don’t understand - because they can’t. They’re surrounded by media portrayals of them. They never have to fight for representation because it’s always there. They have no idea what it’s like to live in a country that sees you as other, and then to have to go back to your home country, to have your parents tell you “this is you, this is your culture, your heritage” and you look upon the faces of your family and you see nothing of yourself in them.
Asian-Americans are not the same as Asians who live in Asia. We live in a different culture. Our values, our beliefs, the experiences that shape our lives are separate.
We want to see ourselves in western media because it’s what we grew up with. It’s what surrounds us. Sure, we can watch K-dramas and anime and Chinese/Taiwanese/Japanese/whatever dramas, and a lot of us do, but it’s still not us.
We shouldn’t have to go watch Asian dramas just to see a part of us represented. We shouldn’t have to move to Asia just to be hired.
We deserve to represent, and be represented, as ourselves.
Shout-out to the mlm who are gonna be asked about bringing a girl home for the holidays
Shout-out to the wlw who are gonna be asked about bringing a boy home for the holidays
Shout-out to the trans kids being forced to present as their assigned gender who are going to be misgendered and misnamed
All of you are so strong and valid and I love every one of you. My blog is always a safe space for anyone who needs to talk. Especially during the holidays. You’re all amazing. Families can suck and holidays can be tough, but is temporary and you’ll make it through. I beleive in you