Hi, I'm Zena and I'm a girl who likes stuff. Some of this stuff include puns, diversity and fantasy universes.
"not only do the live amongst the stars, the stars live within us" – neil degrasse tyson
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WHY WOULD YOU SOURCE THAT.
BECAUSE IM AN EVIL ASSHAT WIZARD THATS WHY
NOPE NOPE NO NO NO NONONONONONONON BYE
ONE TIME I WANTED TO SHOW THIS TO A FRIEND SO I JUST SEARCHED “THAT FUCKING KOREAN COMIC”
AND IT WAS THE FIRST RESULT
Tony likes to make bird puns at Hawkeye.
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?
#p l e a s e take note #i do get why people would get mad at disney for their decisions #but the source material is absolutely terribly and incredibly racist #and i would rather have a revamp about a mixed-race kid in a mixed-race world #than a straight adaptation of a racist as hell comic series #made by white dudes that think they’re clever for regurgitating every single exaggerated japanese and animanga stereotype in the book (via revyl)
The replies to this is pure gold! Again, not sure why Disney chose to make a movie abut this trash comic but the fact that they are making something beautiful out of it says a lot. Mix races in cultures is movies in a positive way is rare. Mixed CHILDREN (Hiro being half White, half Japanese) is amazing.
So please, sit down and rethink your argument. Why support a racist comic and get mad when Disney tries to make it diverse?
Uhh….just because the original comic was a racist one doesn’t excuse whitewashing? I mean, I’m all for mixed representation (I AM mixed), buuut it doesn’t excuse, say, another Rapunzel clone. I REALLY don’t think you guys realize why the OP objects. There was never any indication of them being a Big Hero 6 fan.
Science Fact: You are very attractive. Maybe not to yourself, maybe not to your significant other, but somebody out there thinks that you are the hottest potato in town.
Fucking excuse you this is a science fact, not a true or false question on your 10th grade history midterm.
people: “benedict cumberbatch is the most attractive actor to play sherlock holmes”
… that was really enlightening.
I enjoyed it.
But I’m still not coming out to my asian parents
Business, business, business. Numbers. Is this working?