"I’ve heard so much about you!"
Read Me a Story
The only thing Hugo wanted was to read his books…away from those who made fun of his habit of reading aloud. So he ran away to the forgotten place to read and be alone. Yet as he would read his books aloud, Hugo could not shake the feeling someone or some “thing” was watching him. “But this is the forgotten place,” he thought, and shrugged off the notion that anyone would be present and not laugh at him for reading out loud. Yet some who hear stories read aloud don’t wish to mock or laugh as Hugo had grown accustomed. Some creatures, simply wish to listen.
Nothing will fuck up your twenties more than thinking you’re supposed to have your shit together.
and seeing people who actually have their shit together
he looks like he just got caught playing with the puppets by his wife
Yes, I’m sure she’s so surprised and upset:
Installed a new shelf in my cubicle and have reorganized my friends—party corner!! Benson and the snail though… They’re such grumps.
Ice King in the back is also kind of pissed that it’s a bit of a sausagefest, with Coco way on the other side from him. Oh well!
For the Ghibli Jam. I just watch this movie again last night. It was the first movie I saw from the Ghibli studios. <3
I use my new blog project as an excuse to rewatch my favorite shows between binging on new Clarence prints and catching up on Squidbillies via Netflix. Reblogging this latest post in entirety, because there’s an awesome .gif I hid in one of the links below, as well as one of the greatest artworks featuring Lee Pace, ever.
Tiffany and I realized that we’ve been unconsciously neglecting APA males in our posts so far, so we’ll try our best to keep a more judicious address of gender critique in the future. :) That said, I’d like to highlight one of my absolute favorite Asian American male characters, ever. Part of my glee is that the characterization is so over-the-top and outrageous, but I find that the intensity of the character not only is sensical for the show, but also understandable and relatable, as the writers decided to give context with the character’s background and motivations, and thus validity for his characterization.
Here, I introduce to you, Mr. Wilfred Woodruff VI:
Just before the great television event that was the 2007-2008 Writers’ Strike, Pushing Daisies was ABC’s next Lost and the world was discovering the glorious adorableness that is Lee Pace; in the third episode of Pushing Daisies’ first season, ‘The Fun in Funeral,’ our protagonist Ned the Pie Maker is solving a very convoluted murder mystery at a funeral home whose just-deceased directors have been subject to death threats for purloining items meant to be buried with the deceased loved ones of the funeral home’s erstwhile living patrons.
trespassingsurreptitiously investigating the funeral home, comes across Wilfred Woodruff VI, portrayed by Eddie Shin (the actor, not the singer). They proceed to duel, as Woodruff VI has taken great umbrage that the funeral home directors had auctioned off the sword you see up above in hand; Woodruff VI had found the family heirloom on an online auction, recovered the sword, and enraged, sought revenge—the sword had been last seen being laid to rest with his grandfather, Wilfred Woodruff IV.
The keen of eye and Civil War buffs will notice that WW4 is being buried in a Confederate uniform—and though I can’t find a video to post for you all to watch this marvelous scene, WW6 has a very, very distinct Southern accent, and confesses to have “thrice [been] named Alternate Sword Master at the Southern Area Regional Volunteer Infantry Reenactment Regiment.”
Without spoiling any more of the episode, this is one of the very, very few portrayals of Asian Americans in the American South that I’ve seen in popular media (hello broadcast television!), and it is a portrayal that defies the usual East/West Coast assumed-US-based-origins of Asian American, is a portrayal of an Asian American family that have been multigenerational in America beyond three generations, and touches upon the very, very well-neglected history of Asian American soldiers on both sides of the Civil War.
Science, Mr. White
I’m a HUGE Jeopardy fan (shut up) and I’ve loved watching Arthur Chu kick the game’s ass. He’s absolutely on the mark about all this stuff.
And it always comes down to white people favor whiteness over competence, then turn around and say everyone else needs to work harder if they want to get rewarded for their efforts…
As Jenny Yang and Angry Asian Man have been saying….CHU ON THIS!(via fascinasians)
2014 will go down as a year of many significant milestones… you’ve got right in the front and center, dazzlingly and inimitably the transcendent Lupita N’yongo who has won her Oscar, won the red carpet (it is a contest), and generally won at life. She is the sixth black woman to…
Modern Minority is a blog collecting moments of Asian Americans in the mainstream media, and positing those moments in sociohistorical context to allow for analysis against traditional representations of those of Asian descent in American media. This blog exists to call out both the stereotypical, lazy portrayals of Asian Americans, and to laud the three-dimensional, layered Asian American characters that exist in the media. We are calling out lazy likenesses of Asian Americans, and giving credit to the actors, writers and producers who allow more depth to their Asian American characters.
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