erasure of Asian people and characters is very deep rooted in American media and goes all the way back to conception—don’t let it persist!

Important even when you’re excited about this movie!

good points, but please for the love of god, realize that the original marvel comic was a fucking horrible racist disaster of the most unacceptable calibre that rode on the tail ends of the 90s ninja craze and the budding 00s anime craze. 

I still have no idea why Disney chose to adapt this MASSACRE of a comic book series to film, but what I have heard is that they’ve cherry picked the best parts of it and created something great from what was absolute dregs before.

And honestly I think a movie portraying a much, much more racially diverse -even if it is fictional- world, where everyone lives unquestionably together and showing what that might just be like, is a pretty good goddamn thing that I think could stand to be shown and portrayed to kids of this generation. You aren’t seeing the white kids appropriating anybody’s culture, you’re seeing a bunch of kids who are friends and race is not a divisive factor between them. I sort of think, in media, portraying/normalizing these sorts of things is really important and I think that is what BH6 is doing here: normalizing these sorts of situations. 

When I say “normalize”, I mean, in media, and especially media for impressionable children, things that could be anything from diverse/inclusive groups of people from different races, to things like different genders, or different body types, being shown as “normal.” You put them on screen and tell a kid “this is normal.” and this can be shown in a way to goad children into doing what advertisers/media producers want, but it can also be used as a force of good. It’s about time we start using this media influence to spread stuff like this, instead of “buy this toy, wear this type of clothes, girls behave this way and boys have to do this or they aren’t normal”.

baby steps, man. There was a shitstorm when Laika released a movie with an openly gay character. But when they did the same thing a year after for the Boxtrolls, only the stupid old people got pissy about it. See? It’s starting to become normalized. 

In the future I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s now easier for more diverse casts to exist, not just because it’s now been done once, but because the people, like me, who work in production, can point to things like this and say “see? They did it in Paranorman, the world didn’t explode. It’ll be fine.” or “see? the movie didn’t have to change for a bunch of different races to fit in fine. It’s not a big deal.” It’s been normalized. Somebody has to set a precedent. Wouldn’t it be great if shows were as diverse as this, not because they had some sort of agenda to, but just because that’s… yknow, normal?

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i dunno, personally i think the first movie's still the best one ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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i dunno, personally i think the first movie's still the best one ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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did I ever mention how many fantastic character/otp feelings I got from Remus Lupin’s informative bit on Pottermore

because wow

it’s probly not a good thing but something that gets me every time when it comes to pairings is when one of the people involved just plain believes they don’t deserve it and then they’re convinced otherwise

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YOOO its happening??!

I certainly intend for it to happen at some point! ^u^ at some point though I feel like I really need to start putting the majority of my focus on original projects.  So it might stay on the back burner for a while…

Are you ever going to compile these?

How so?  They already have their own tag and I obviously can’t put all of them together in one post…



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MAN WOW I LOVE THIS thank you for making it~! @o@


also I love literally every song by mumford and sons

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I’m in one of my burning-up phases right now so if you’ve noticed an upswing in me talking about crazy projects/encouraging other people to make crazy projects with me/making projects it’s just how I am right now and I’ll come back down in a bit.

It’d be nice if I could get at least one thing off my plate before that happens, though.