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I stg, if you decide to be a party pooper and your shit even touches my squee over Bobbi’s debut, I will unhinge my jaw and swallow you whole.

October 21st — and with 5 notes
If you still want to adopt me, I’m good with it.

01x01 // 02x12

October 20thvia and with 499 notes

sometimessurprising:

Sharon and Rusty’s first reactions to each other in the MC pilot…

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…They did not love it.

October 20thvia and with 21 notes

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#StopTalkingTrashOnConstantineBecauseYouThinkAComicBookCharacterFromThe80sRippedOffSupernatural2k14

October 20thvia and source with 173 notes

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October 20thvia and with 3 notes

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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.

wow i did not notice this until it got pointed out.

As a typical South East Asian, currently living in South East Asia, you can go on and on about this being a stereotypical Asian trait or whatever, but you know what? I would dye my hair this way if I weren’t a working professional because, you know what? I actually like that style. I like having random highlights because it looks cool. And I have seen most of the teenagers with outrageous colours: blue, red, purples, even rainbow colours because it’s a way to stand out among the sea of black hair. So stop trying to find every single little detail to nitpick and show that wow, you get it and you’re standing up for SJ over something that’s actually a common appearance in, Surprise! South East Asia.

You know, let’s be real here; this is bullshit. Once upon a time SJ was actually a really awesome thing and when done properly it can still be a powerful tool. The problem is all the wannabe allies trying to show how conscientious they are of SJ problems when all they really want is a pat on the back.

However, you don’t get a pat on the back for undermining what was once an excellent method of change. You aren’t an ally when you make these sort of claims, because what you have done and continue to do is destroy the credibility of SJ. I see far more bitching about SJ on my dash than I should and this post (and it’s cited predecessor) is a particularly good example of the sort of bullshit claims that drive rejection of SJ. (Though, admittedly, this one is laughably transparent.)

As an aside; here in Japan and over in Korea it isn’t uncommon to see girls with colorful highlights or lowlights. It isn’t uncommon to see girls with colorful highlights in movies, television, anime, games, or PMVs here, either. And since western cartoons were referenced, maybe watch some anime.

So if you’re bothered by that trope and you want to put a stop to it, perhaps your first stop should be Asia.

If you really want to use SJ for Asian women, there are very real issues that Japanese-American women have to deal with on a daily basis. For example, OP includes an Asian prostitute from Skyfall. Why are we worried about hair when the Asian Prostitute stereotype is sitting right there? How could you go off about hair when something far less shallow and far more insidious is going on? 

Nikki Wong is included even though she is a character that questions authority which breaks the Submissive Asian stereotype.

Yukio from The Wolverine is a hot mess of stereotypes in her source material (in the comics she was a ninja), but no, we’ll talk about her hair.

Akima Kunimoto was actually one of the main characters and a pilot that didn’t take shit. She breaks stereotypes.

Knives Chau is included because half her hair is blue, but all of the white female lead’s hair is purple. It’s appropriate. However, Knives is problematic as a Submissive Asian for Scott Pilgrim. She exists as a male fantasy; an Asian woman that is obsessed with him.

I’m going to end this with Mako Mori. She’s a Japanese woman that is respectful rather than submissive, isn’t a love interest, and is informed by her Asian-ness rather than defined by it. Hell, she even has her own narrative arc.

TL;DR

  1. If colorful highlights in Asian characters’ hair is a trope it is one fully embraced by many Asian countries. 
  2. Social Justice is undermined by claims like that in point 1.
  3. The original posts lost an opportunity to address damaging stereotypes Asian women really do face.
October 20thvia and source with 34,818 notes

cimikat replied to your post “The Agents of SHIELD question that I really want to know the answer…”

Maybe the name was a bit too comic-booky even for them? Though I’ve seen enough review make fun of “Lance Hunter”, and neither beats the actor’s actual name

Yeah, maybe, but Dominic Fortune would have been awesome, and the only thing they really would have had to change would have been the old-as-Steve-Rogers backstory. And Nick Blood would be a perfect Fortune.

October 20th — and with 6 notes

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October 20th — and with 3 notes

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Bobbi Morse Reading List

This was originally going to go up during Bobbi Morse Appreciation Week but, after the good news at the Agents of SHIELD panel, I decided to put it up now instead.

The list of comics below are comics where Bobbi plays a significant part. The ones with a * beside them are particularly good jumping on points and introductions to the character.

Sadly, I was unable to find a torrent with Marvel Super Action #1, but a link will be added if I find one.

There is also an intro post here.

As Agent 19

  • Astonishing Tales - 6, 7, 8-20 - (T1)

As Huntress

  • Marvel Super Action - 1 - 

As Mockingbird

  • *Marvel Team-Up - 95 - (T1)
  • *Hawkeye Vol 1 - 1-4 - (T1) (T2)
  • West Coast Avengers - 1-4, 1-46, 48, 49, 78-83, 87-90, 100 - (T1)
  • The Last Avengers Story - 1-2 - (T1)
  • House of M: Avengers - (T1)
  • *Secret Invasion - 1-8 - (T1)
  • * New Avengers Vol 1 - 52, 54-57, 59-60, 63, 64 - (T1)
  • New Avengers Vol 2 - (regular character) - 9-14 - (T1)
  • *New Avengers: The Reunion - 1-4 - (T1)
  • *Hawkeye & Mockingbird - 1-6 - (T1)
  • Widowmaker - 1-4 - (T1)
  • *Secret Avengers Vol 2 - 2-16 - (T1)
October 20thvia and with 297 notes

The Agents of SHIELD question that I really want to know the answer to: why didn’t they call Lance Hunter Dominic Fortune?

He’s the perfect Dominic Fortune.







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