Electric Wizard - Wizard in Black
Anonymous said: ignorance must be nice tho to be able to say i didnt know or the news said im depressed a lot and society makes me sad
Yeah, but if everyone was that ignorant the world would become a whole lot worse and no one would speak out. I’m sorry to hear you feel that way, but i can relate.
Anonymous said: its okay to be angry and feel that anger because that bullshit exist just like rape culture and white privilege its worth being mad about and youre an amazing person for being mad
Thanks. Yeah, all that shit infuriates me. Haha, well I don’t know about that, but it certainly doesn’t feel amazing. I’m glad my eyes are open to some of the oppression in the world and I’m glad I know what I know, but it does make life harder sometimes. It’s depressing, honestly, but I wouldn’t trade that knowledge for ignorance.
To clarify, when I say that I “like Tolkien,” I mean that I like his writing and his books. I’m not sure I would have liked the actual guy. From what I know he was racist and super religious. I don’t think we would have gotten along much, had we met. I respect his writing talent and gift for languages (no one can deny that he was gifted when it came to linguistics) but that doesn’t mean I have to like him as a person..
Anonymous said: fuck em
Yeah, they can eat shit. I’m pissed at myself for even letting this work me up so much. Usually I’m such a laid back person and I try not to let crap phase me much. I like feeling calm and in control and I feel the opposite of that right now.
Not to mention how illogical these fucking oppressive idiot assholes were.
Thank you angry white men for making everyone else feel so unwelcome. Yes, I did know that Tolkien based his Middle Earth works on Eurocentric mythology (he also based it on a lot of other things, but w/e) and thank you for pointing it out to me over and over again. Also, yes, I was aware that parts of Tolkien’s works could be interpreted as racist (which I pointed out that I liked him even if some of that stuff was problematic), so thank you for telling me again and again as if to justify how only white people should be playing a game related to Tolkien anyways because race, even though I know way more about the lore than any of you assholes.
I let myself care way too much about things and inevitably I get dragged into debates (which is stupid of me, I know). It makes me so mad that people who benefit from representation the most refuse to acknowledge the importance of diverse representation in mass media. I was looking at a trailer for the new Lord of the Rings game coming out soon. It looks cool and I’d still like to play it no matter what, but one person pointed out that it was yet another video game (yet another example of mass media in general) with a main character that is a white male.
This person instantly got insulted a ton, called a racist, etc. So I just left a comment that even though I still wanted to play it, diverse representation is important to marginalized groups. They could have made the game about a shieldmaiden of Rohan or an Easterling person of color. It could have had the same exact story even pretty much. I tried to argue it logically and I won’t get into the details but it went back and forth quite a bit. Basically angry white men don’t see a problem with white men as male characters being the norm. Some of them even had the audacity to point out that THEY enjoyed playing as a white male character and could relate to a white male so why don’t the complainers just shut up and not play the game if they don’t like it. Why don’t women and people of color and other marginalized groups just use mass media marketed to them, they asked.
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? I’m so mad this is even affecting me the way it is. I shouldn’t be mad about some stupid assholes on the internet. I’m just furious, though, and depressed. I’ve always loved Tolkien’s works and stuff related to that. But i guess I shouldn’t be a nerd, I should go do something that stereotypically fits me, as defined by hegemonic society. These fucking assholes can relate to a character but can’t see how other people that aren’t white and/or male might like to be represented, too? I even made the point that I didn’t mind that it was a white male character in the game, but that it got pretty old when that’s ALL you saw in most of mass media, whether it’s movies or tv or video games, etc. I don’t mind white males relating to white males, but how about a little fair diversity for everyone else? Fuck.
The whole time the other person (who started the thread on youtube) and I were insulted and laughed at because we cared about something stupid, according to them. Representation DOES fucking matter to marginalized groups. I always think about the fact that Martin Luther King Jr. stopped Nichelle Nichols (Uhura on Star Trek) from quitting because of what she was doing for black people. But of course good authorities tell me diverse representation shouldn’t matter, and this is from people who are already very represented so they should know. Sounds legit.
Dear White People isn’t set for wide-release until October yet has received an incredibly polarized range of ratings on IMDb. I’m sure they all saw it at festivals and gave it a fair review based on the quality of the film.
CARCASS lineup (1986–1990) Jeff Walker - vocals, bass guitar; Bill Steer - vocals, lead guitar; Ken Owen - drums, studio vocal.
Children of color are old enough to face racism when they’re born. Old enough to bear the weight of stereotypes & hate before their little eyes can focus. But somehow white kids are supposed to be too delicate & too shielded to even know race exists because somehow that might hurt them. When your definition of innocent child doesn’t include my babies? I know what you’re on & I don’t have any patience for the lies you tell yourself or your children.
Related to this, color/race blindness is a whole new form of “other”-ing people. People who want to ignore race or pretend we’re all the same might have their hearts in the right place, but you’re still stripping people of their identity. It’s just another form of oppression. You can still recognize things like cultural differences and be respectful.
Been over-thinking everything my whole life.
The Turkish company Pugedon has created a vending machine that’s dispensing help for both the environment and our furry friends.
this makes me so happy
What an interesting idea. Sounds effective. Now if they can get those dogs adopted, too.