As I'm sure you've noticed by now, I'm not posting much of anything on the blog these days. It's not because I'm quitting it's because I've moved to a new home with Wordpress. Weebly just isn't working out for me anymore so that's what prompted the move. You'll now be able to find me at www.vermilliondynamoblog.wordpress.com.
I'll be putting out much of the same content, the Penny for Your Thoughts, Your Theory Sucks, Reviews and Recaps, the whole nine. The most important posts will be left up here as an archive, and all of my social media handles are the same, so it's not like you'll lose me.
I thank you for your continued support, and as always have a fantastic day!!! See you later!!!
I'm not gonna link to it, but I just have to talk about this Death Note nonsense. For all the good shit that's been happening so far in 2017: Beyonce's pregnancy, that dead ass KKK Grand Wizard, the upcoming Roast of Dylann Roof, etc., it has not been very kind to our Asian fellows. Off the top of my head I know of at least four recent projects that have either erased or appropriated from Asian peoples: the Ghost in the Shell adaptation starring Averagely Attractive White Actress #1756, Marvel's Iron Fist, which sidestepped a perfect opportunity to cast an Asian American actor as Danny Rand - y'know, to show how dedicated they are to diversity - Doctor Strange, which managed to both erase and appropriate Asian culture, and the American remake of Death Note that is being produced by Netflix. This is some particular fuckshit, and here's why...
I don't know how many times people have to say this, but being a part of a marginalized group does not exempt one from criticism. If a work that someone produces reinforces, trivializes, or ignores very real issues that affect people in real life, regardless of the intent or of the creators status, the consequence will be criticism, as it should be. This is something that Veronica Roth and others seem to have forgotten when Roth revealed in an interview for USA Today that she suffers (or suffered) from chronic pain. This after she received criticism for an ableist comment made by an NPR reporter as well as the ableist content of her newest release entitled Carve the Mark.
#WhiteFandom is back at it again with the phony "LGBT representation" schtick it loves so much!!! So, by now, we all know about cis-het fandom's obsession with shipping white dudes with other white dudes, and the latest model to come out of their fetish factory is the hashtag #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend, and I feel the same way about this as I did about #GiveElsaAGirlfriend, but this time my feelings are compounded by the fact that it's misogynistic, racist, contradictory, and bi-phobic all in one. This is going to be tons of fun!
Frozen just seems like one of those things that, no matter how much I try to forget it, always seems to come back to annoy me just because it can. So, if you're like me (which if you are, I am so so sorry) and you were just on Twitter trying to think of something clever to tweet rolled up in your sheets at 5 in the morning and you ventured into the Moments tab, you would have seen a very interesting and important topic trending under Pop Culture.