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See I would care if it weren’t for the clothing, food, music, architecture, martial arts, language (as in the writing), traditions and culture in general being blatantly Asian beyond any possible doubt. It’s drawn in a Western style, but literally no one in that show looks Caucasian or black to me, they’re all pretty damn Asian and them having rounded eyes or wider noses doesn’t change that. Having those characters be anything BUT Asian (or perceiving them as non-Asian), in both animated and live action format blatantly ignores the fact that the entire world they have built is Asian. Derek Kirk Kim put it best when he said this:
"What if someone made a ‘fantasy’ movie in which the entire world was built around African culture. Everyone is wearing ancient African clothes, African hats, eating traditional African food, writing in an African language, living in African homes, all encompassed in an African landscape … but everyone is white.”
Sorry, by no means do I bare any ill-will towards you for bringing up this point, but I blatantly reject any notion of the Avatar universe being anything BUT Asian. There’s pretty much no Asian media-representation other than Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Jake Long and Glenn from the Walking Dead. We NEED Avatar. Otherwise it’s just the usual business of white people ripping off Asian culture for a cool aesthetic/storytelling.
I’ve put together a simple chart that explains the various ways you should and shouldn’t summon a waiter over to your table, and the service you’re likely to receive accordingly.
Because if one more middle aged, obnoxious asshole goes “hey you!” and snaps their fingers at me, I WILL snap said person’s neck.
I waitressed my way through college and one night this guy yells at me “Oi! you with the tits!” and my co-worker Matthew walked up to him and said “yes?”
Is saying “excuse me” really bad? D: I don’t mean to come off as rude when I say it, I say it when I feel bad about inconveniencing people…
Yeah i though saying excuse me was polite??? Like I’ve never been told that it was a rude thing to say excuse me to someone working with customers, and I always feel weird by calling people by the name on their nametags cuz I feel like i’m being impolite. Like I feel the need to ask if its okay to use their name rather than to say miss or mister.
it’s probably referring to like when a customer snappily says “EXCUSE ME”
because THAT’S when it’s really obnoxious. I think it’s more about the tone/diction of how you say it than anything.
Ryuuko/Mako relationship development (ep. 1, ep. 3, ep. 5 and ep. 25/OVA)
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It also fucks you up something fierce. There’s something about this quote that I don’t like, and I think it’s the undertone of romanticism. You don’t need an unstable childhood to appreciate calmness, and losing your cravings for excitement…that’s no way to live.
Being raised in an unstable childhood makes you trust less, rely on yourself to the point of developing an unhealthy level of independence, and screws up your perception of the world around you, so that you view the slightest sign of anger or failure as the end of your world. I would not wish an unstable childhood on anyone, and I’m not about to latch onto the idea that having one makes me better somehow. Because it doesn’t. I’m still struggling to move past the issues my household gave me.
Stability is important. Stability sets you up for success. What in God’s name would make anyone think that being given a shitty, cracked, porous foundation to stand on as a child is preferable?