My name is Riz. Welcome to my blog of stupidity, a collection of reasons why I should not be allowed near computers.
There's probably going to be lots of show stuff, like Spartacus, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Xena, A:TLA/Legend of Korra... etc. Also, there will be some comic book stuff because I love comic books. Beware unhealthy amounts of fanturding and posting spam whenever a new episode of a show comes out.
Also, lots of music.
Sometimes I'll post sketches and stuff, but probably not often since that's mostly on a separate blog. The only drawings I'm posting here will probably be related to Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra C= Kthnxbai <3
Rinko Kukuichi as Major Motoko Kusanagi
Hiroyuki Sanada as CIT Officer Ishikawa
Ron Perlman as Bato (See, you can still have some white actors, especially if they’re cyborgs!)
Shin Koyamada as Togusa
James Hong as Chief Aramaki
Any more ideas?
Thank you so much for this post OP
You said Ron Perlman, I’m in.
I support this casting idea
Yawns are catching. Even when you’re kittens in a bucket.
OH GOD THERE ARE THREE OF THEM
The mythical kittydra!
The East Asian women + colored hair trope
(An extension of extraextraex’s post.)
Looking at the pictures above, it’s pretty easy to find the similarities. East Asian women with dyed purple/blue/red hair, usually in a streak. No matter how you look at this, this is an uncomfortably specific trend in media. Yeah, it looks cute, but after seeing this over and over again, it becomes a boring, racist trope. This originated from a variety of possibilities: the creators trying to “Americanize” the East Asian character, make them more “exotic”, or to show how unique this character is. She’s not a giggling schoolgirl or a delicate lotus flower, she’s different! See, she has a streak of purple hair (god forbid she dyes it any other color), look how radical that is, look at our modern Dragon Lady!
And yes, Knives dyed her hair to look like Ramona, and yes, Somni-451’s hair is like that to mark her as a clone, but these characters do not exist in a vacuum. You can justify why a character has a specific appearance, but in the end, this character was created, and contributes to stereotypes no matter the intent.
So the moral of this story is that your Asian character with a strip of purple hair isn’t original. It isn’t unique. No matter how innocent this appears to be, it can be detrimental to East Asian girls, since the characters that look like them have the same exact traits. It’s time to explore different ways of designing East Asian characters, instead of just slapping on some purple and calling it a day.
Well, I can see it for most of these characters. But for some…
Like Blink? She’s based off of her comic book counterpart who has pink hair. She wasn’t designed as an Asian girl and given pink hair for the sake of “Oh, hey… Give her purple hair for the sake of making her look more Asian or whatever…” for the film. As far as I can recall, she wasn’t Asian in the comics (parents were a descendant of Apocalypse, Frederick Slade, and a woman with the surname Ferguson, I think?), but I think it was a cool casting choice for the film and the hair is just attributed to the adaptation of an already existing character design. Then again, did they choose an Asian actress because of the purple hair and it being typically associated with Asian character design? Does that in itself cause a problem, and thus should she have be cast differently? Should the character have been redesigned?
Sort of the same thing for Psylocke. Even prior to her body-swap with Kwannon, her character dyed her hair purple to set herself apart an make herself unique, as her hair was originally blonde. It followed her as a popular characteristic of the character.
Even Knives, I can see how she can fit up there, but I really do think the character motivation drives it and seems reasonable enough… I appreciate the use of a backstory to at least show why a characters looks as she does instead of just slapping her on the page and not bothering.
Others on the list, I’m with not familiar with or I just don’t even know what happened. Like Yukio. In the comics, her classic look presented her with short black/blue-black hair. Apparently, according to an interview I read with Rila Fukushima, she was supposed to don her classic hairstyle and look more like her classic comic book counterpart. But they felt the need to update her look, along with her back story, for the MCU (like they’ve done with just about everyone else, ugh). They thought the red hair would reflect better how she would probably look living in modern-day Japan (So, I can see how Yukio fits in here). By chance, Fukushima had to dye her hair red for another project, so that just further cemented the redesign, which is unfortunate as I would have liked to have seen her in classic style.
Now, I’m not saying I don’t agree with this post, but I don’t think some of these characters completely reflect what is being proven due to character backgrounds, origin material, etc. and based on MY OWN PERSONAL
and shitty OPINION. On the other hand, the common hairstyle choices or character clothing styles that are just becoming lazy in design. For the characters I mentioned, the characteristics were adapted in a similar way, so I can see issue there. I can’t speak for the other characters on this list, but I can’t deny that it’s exceedingly common to just default to these cookie-cutter choices.
But what do I know.
is it your own skin though? As in you grew it, on your own body, from birth?
This skin was grown yes. On a human body. That is mine. I’m not a robot
Ok ok I’ll believe you… If you first tell me what this says:
I don’t need to prove myself to you how dare you, I love breathing oxygen
in the tumblr tagging system, unsourced artwork is considered especially heinous. on this blogging platform, the users who source these felonies are part of an elite task force called the source your fucking artwork unit. these are their stories.
These are the images I made for the end of our NYCC panel last week. I know these have already made the rounds on the internet, but I thought I should share them here for posterity and for the folks who might not have seen them. Much to my surprise, even my improvised farewell/thank you speech was transcribed and shared along with the images, which was really nice. Here are those words as well, edited by me to correct what my mumbling likely made unclear for the transcriber and/or to represent what I meant to say:
"This is a really big deal for us. It’s been twelve years since we came up with this whole Avatar universe together. Avatar means so many different things to so many different people. To me, when I think of the creation of it, I just think of me and Mike sitting at my computer in this little house I rented in Burbank. And we would just share the keyboard and take turns. And just over the span of two weeks we cracked open this universe together. And twelve and half years later it’s just blossomed into something so huge. And it’s such a big part of our lives and people’s all over the world. These characters are real to us. Not in a delusional way, but in an emotional way. They really mean a lot to me and I know to Mike as well. And we just want to say thanks."
The panel and the signing were an amazing experience and a fitting sendoff for the show, even though I agree with Janet, PJ, and Dave: this show will live on, beyond the release of its final episode, for a long time. And a huge thanks to you guys for all the awesome letters and gifts. The ATLA/LOK fandom is an amazing international community of thoughtful, warmhearted humans.
Bryan Drew and said it all better than I could’ve. It’s been an amazing run and thanks for all your support along the way!
reblog if u understand this inspirational message
FUCK YOU MUSICAL PEOPLE AND YOUR SATANIC MUSICAL NOTES AND DEMONIC RITUALS YOU PREFORM OVER MUSIC I CANT READ MUSIC fCKIN NOTES
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