xfiles: The (ice-skating-hockeying-shipping-minorities-rights-activist) Fan
But in all seriousness, you seem like a person who has (mostly) good taste in media, and perfectly vocated opinions.
(I don't actually know if vocated is a word, but there you go)
Now I’m all for racial equality, but until we get Asian actors who can A) act, and B) speak clear engrish, then let them cast Fassbender, McAvoy and Hedlund all they want.
Asian AMERICAN actors who speak perfect English and are extraordinarily talented actors:
- John Cho - Daniel Dae Kim - C.S. Lee - Masi Oka - James Kyson Lee - Ken Leung - Aaron Yoo - Parry Shen
Just to name a few.
By the way the film is set in “Neo-Manhattan”. 1 out of every 10 Manhattanites is an Asian AMERICAN. Lower Manhattan is nearly 41% Asian AMERICAN.
Need I stress more that these people are AMERICAN?
Furthermore, the script has not changed the names of the characters. The protagonists are called Kaneda and Tetsuo still. Do you know many Caucasians with those names?
This film could easily make a really interesting Americanization of a wonderful anime/manga. But people like the casting agents and yourself tend to forget that A). White people are not the only well-spoken actors in our country and B). Asians are Americans too- their history is as deeply a part of this country as any white culture’s
OMG, Andrew that reblog is the worst thing.
LOL at the cutesy tag (#loses followers), bro. You aren’t being ~edgy or ~honest, you’re just willfully behaving like an ass.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen people arguing that this casting is okay because it’s a US American remake so they should cast ~American actors. This argument supports the idea that the only legitimate US American experience is that of the White US American (half the actors shortlisted aren’t American at all btdubbs) and erases the lives of Asian Americans. PUNCHING A HOLE IN THE SKY.
It’s so funny to me (by which I mean, not really funny at all) that Asian-American actors can usually only find themselves cast in roles that require them to put on accents (Gedde Watanabe, anyone?) or speak very little English, and then turn around and be like, well, we can’t cast them in the American version of their own whatever because they can’t speak English well! Uh.
There is an incredible array of Asian-American actors out there. And the fact that they are going to keep the names and translate this into live-action and use white actors is actually so offensive. Now we can’t even play ourselves?
“Growing up, metabolizing hatred like daily bread. Because I am Black, because I am woman, because I am not Black enough, because I am not some particular fantasy of a woman, because I AM. On such a consistent diet, one can eventually come to value the hatred of one’s enemies more than one values the love of friends, for the hatred becomes the source of anger, and anger is a powerful fuel.”—Audre Lorde, “Eye to Eye,” Sister Outsider (via calloutqueen)
“Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.”
— Fred Rogers (The World According to Mister Rogers)”—(via retrogasm)
TGW GAVE ME HEART PALPITATIONS, OH MY GOD, YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THE FUCKING *MESS* I WAS IN WHEN I MARATHONED THIS SHOW. THIS SHOW WAS MADE FOR MARATHONING BECAUSE IT IS A CONSTANT FLOOD OF HEART ATTACKS
RACHNA I AM ACTUALLY DYING
DEATH DEATH DEATH
THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT THEIR FEEEEEEEEEEEELINGS AND WILL IS MAKING A PUPPY FACE AND THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT THEIR FEELINGS AND I CAN’T EVEN HEAR THE VIDEO OVER THE SOUND OF MY OWN EXCITED BREATHING WHICH PERHAPS IS A REALLY BAD SIGN BUT I AM A GIANT MESS MY HEART RATE IS ALL OVER THE PLACE WHICH GIVEN THE EPISODE TITLE IS SO FUCKING APPROPRIATE I AM DEEEEEEAD
I AM STARTING HOME and apparently it is considered one of the best stand alones in the show
count me in as super excited i am just really tempted to watch all of season 4 my inner childhood memories are flailing i do not know or remember why i just remember that as a kid i loved this season a lot in fact it is basically the only thing i DO remember about the x files
YES. YES IT IS. IT IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITES.
but if we’re talking scary monsters, it is also one of the worst. because the content was so … “adult,” i guess, it was only aired once in its original format on tv. after that point, fox got so many complaints that all the versions they aired on cable after that point (even in syndication) have edited out a lot of the “offending” content. i love that episode.
1. Parker tries to run to the circus when she is younger.
It’s a half-hearted attempt at running away, just a few of her most precious belongings hastily shoved in a bag, and off she sets for the big top.
It’s the acrobats she finds most intriguing: the way they dangle upside down with nothing but ribbons and their own strength holding them up in the air. Like one step closer to flying.
The circus tells her they don’t just take little children with them anymore.
Years later, she will make her own circus: less colorful and flashy, sure, but with all the strength and artistry, and, of course, more prizes.
There are no elephants. She’s kind of terrified of elephants.
2. Parker doesn’t really have thoughts on God in that believe/don’t believe kind of way. But for a year or so, when she had more money than she knew what to do with, she visits churches just to sit in them.
She’s used to being alone, and she likes it. Parker hasn’t exactly had many friends over the years.
But there’s something about churches that always made her feel something she didn’t quite understand.
I’m among a group of Chinese Americans at a Chinese restaurant for my mother’s birthday dinner. Seated next to us are a group of white couples. The Chinese waiter ask them if they would like “forks” but because of his accent, it sounds like the f-word. They burst out laughing in his face and don’t stop for a couple of minutes. Later, one of them orders a Chinese beer, a Tsingtao. The guys start loudly echoing the pronounciation in their most exaggerated “Chinese” accent: “SING DOW SING DOW SING DOW.” They clown around, picking at the food and trying out their accents the rest of the meal. I like how Chinese people can be made to feel uncomfortable even in a Chinese restaurant, eating Chinese food.
“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”—Gabriel García Márquez (via tabularasae)