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Joined Mar 20, 2012 at 09:55PM EDT
hmm…UNITED kingdom INDEPENDENCE party. Names are funny, aren’t they?
I really don’t understand the humor people find in this. So you’re using a controversial symbol to play beer pong with…and? Where’s the funny?
Harry Potter and the Prison shower of Azkaban
The Legend of Zelda Fitzgerald
The Old Man and the Sea monkeys
All you need is hard love
And there’s a real problem for a mainstream publisher selling books trying to depict non-white perspective, namely that a large part of those peoples’ identities is tied up in struggling with and overcoming a history of getting fucked in the ass by white people. Do you really think that a white demographic is going to want their ugly children to be reading books in which they’re cast as the villain? Even if you did start writing children’s books that tried to capture a minority perspective, they’d still have half the color (pun not intended) drained out of them in editing just so that whitey doesn’t have to feel uncomfortable. I can’t imagine that these insipid pseudo-ethnic stories would have any function but to assure guilty white people how not racist they are while completely ignoring the problem. Honestly, I’d prefer if our racist culture was honest about it as opposed to trying to hide it under black paint.
This hashtag campaign is focusing on the most superficial aspect of the fact that our literary culture is so whitewashed. If JK Rowling had added a line to the HP series which said “Oh, and his skin is black by the way,” those books would still remain utterly steeped in white culture and a white perspective: Those books would still be set in England, they would still draw upon things out of European myths and folklore, and they would still reflect the preparatory school experience. If you really want to enrich our current literary culture, you need to have books which can really think and feel from a different ethnic perspective, not just put Harry Potter in blackface.
I thought of this.
That’s kind of how satire works man. The idea is to extend the essence of an idea to its logical conclusion and poke fun at how absurd and silly that conclusion, and therefore the essence of the thing, is.
I think that the comic aptly portrays the essence of the social justice bloggers and political correctness, albeit in an extreme form. I further contend that the only line between this comic and the more moderate practice of political correctness is one entirely arbitrary.
I think it’s funny how everyone has their hackles raised over the language but not the visual inclusion of minorities.
Mouth sounds. Serious business.
So, what’d Twi do to get back in your good graces?
Concerning our most recent fiasco
Exudes and I made this, in case you haven’t seen it.
RariDash looks awesome. All the fire of Dash and all the focus of Rarity.
Sorry man, I don’t.
If you’re going to be an asshole, at least be a funny asshole. These women fail at wit.
Huh, sounds like a band name for a neo-Nazi powermetal thing.
You assume correctly. I’m looking forward to see what you start with :)
Hey Crimson look, I drew a thing.
I’ve been trying to improve my drawing skills a bit. You’re entering art school, so I suspect you’re doing the same. Want to start a drawing correspondence?
And yet everyone couldn’t give less of a shit about this
The lack of fucks given…glorious.
So next week will be the last week of my astronomy class. I’d like to try to stay vaguely abreast of this stuff, so if you’ve ever got any cool astronomy stuff you want to share with someone, please don’t hesitate to inform me.