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January 27 2015
You want to get kids out of foster care and into good, loving homes? I’ve got a simple solution to your problem.
Did you know LGBT couples are more likely to adopt older, children of color and disable children than straight couples? LGBT couples tend to adopt ‘undesired’ children more (basically kids no one else wants.)
This is so important because I remember being in the system and being so scared that I would never be adopted or loved or whatever and seriously just fucking let them, take the fear out of finding a family
Exactly. I reblog this every time I see it. EVERY time.
In December, while visiting a shooting range in Medley, Florida, National Guard Sgt. Valerie Deant came to a horrifying realization: Members of the North Miami Beach police force, who had just left the facility, had been using mugshots of young black men for target practice.
heres all the episodes of bob ross’s the joy of painting bc u never know when u may need them. its time to chill down
“Those who identify as ‘otaku’ [i.e. anime and manga fandom] sicken me deeply. Anime was a mistake, it’s nothing but trash.”
— Hayao Miyazaki
The great Miyazaki is somewhat famous for his sweeping dismissals, but I believe there’s political substance behind his curt condemnations of mainstream culture.
Miyazaki abhors a certain strain of Japanese nationalism which has seen something of a resurgence in recent years and crept into the chaotic free-for-all of anime and manga storytelling. He’s been a vocal critic of prime minister Shinzō Abe’s politics, including the denial of Japanese war crimes and sex slavery, the ceremonial honouring of Japanese war criminals, and the proposal to amend the Constitution to re-introduce the possibility of war.
As it stands, the Constitution of Japan includes the remarkable Article 9 which outlaws war — a measure which was forcefully imposed by the US after dropping two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Needless to say, there’s something twisted about achieving a ban on war by means of an atomic holocaust; but Miyazaki, a child of World War II and its horrors, supports the ban.
Miyazaki is equally critical of the US. When “Spirited Away” won an Oscar in 2003, he refused to travel to Hollywood to accept the award, later explaining “I didn’t want to visit a country that was bombing Iraq”.
So I don’t think Miyazaki is simply being an eccentric moody artist when he says things like “Anime was a mistake, it’s nothing but trash”. I think he has specific opinions and critiques of craft and storytelling, message and values, politics and culture, as conveyed by art.
that’s actually why i despise it when western anime fans reblog the quote “anime was a mistake”. not only is it just irritating, but they have no idea what it actually entails in their western frame of view.
anime is largely bad. yeah. a lot of it provides for largely a older male audience and includes a lot of fetishism and blatant imperialist content.
how many times have any of you seen scenes in anime where the background changes to something similar to sun rays to show motivation? how many of you know that it’s a direct reference to the rising sun flag. the flag in which the “asian holocaust” was created under. how many times have you actually seen the flag outright in anime?
how many of you still praise ouran highschool host club when they literally portrayed feminists as nazis, which is bad enough but considering japan’s past?
how many of you watch attack on titan, which is pure imperialist propaganda?
how many of you, yeah our followers as well, watch hetalia? the whole premise of the show being nazi and imperialist apologism and when the creator literally said before that he thinks that the rest of asia wants to/should be under imperial japanese rule again.
how many of you watch anime that has a shallow chinese or korean character(s) or a sexy korean/chinese girl in a bastardized, revealing rendition of their traditional dress?
yeah. most of anime is shit. it’s total trash for what a huge portion of the industry has stood for, producing widespread scenes of rape, pedophilia, fetishism. it continues to promote either borderline to outright nationalistic attitudes, and still dehumanizes chinese and korean characters.
" but does it matter?" you ask. it matters when there are still marches in japan happening this decade that celebrate hitler’s birthday. that there are still marches this decade that promote the drowning of chinese and koreans in the bays and killing us.
what happened to japan as a nation during the meiji reformation and after the war with the occupation was inhumane. there’s not excuse for it. but imperialism is still alive and well in japan.
and huge portions of the anime industry is built off it.
this is why i hate white western fans reblog this quote out of context. this is why i hate all of you saying “i hate anime teehee” as you marathon snk and no game no life on kissanime.
because you don’t. you’re joking. there are real reasons to hate the industry. and you’re turning it into a joke. you call yourselves “weebs” to “reclaim” the term, purposefuly ignoring how so many **young** asian people have been harmed by the term. japanese people being sexually assaulted by white self proclaimed weebs with yellow fever in their own country. little fucking kids stalked online and in real life by self proclaimed weebs with loli/shotacon fetishes. then you log onto tumblr and say that it’s “not really pedophilia” over fanart like it’s not part of one big system. somewhere out there, a young asian girl may be crying after being forced to webcam at the age of 9.
and if you did mean it, then what? if you did mean you hated it, then what? you hate it for every reason but a right one.
you’re not addressing a problem by reblogging that quote as a joke. you’re part of it.
Student project by Reed Rosenbluth, Jonathan Dubin, Tom Catullo, and Alex Crits-Christoph is a proof-of-concept Augmented Reality version of Ad-Block, censoring brand logos that appear in the real world - video embedded below:
Corporate branding and advertisements are ubiquitous in society today and impossible to avoid. What if we lived in a world where consumers were blind to the excesses of corporte branding? Brand Killer is a technology demonstration of a future world in which consumers can empower themselves using augmented reality to literally ignore corporate influence. We built head mounted display which uses openCV image processing to recognize and block brands and logos from the user’s point of view in real time. It’s AdBlock for Real Life.
This was a thing in a scifi story I wrote some years ago, though it had a slightly different purpose - people had implants that would immediately take money from their bank accounts when copyrighted information entered their consciousness (this technology also replaced the barcode scanner when shopping: look at the bottom of a product and you’ve bought it). People wore glasses and earbuds that would block copyrighted sights and sounds they didn’t mean to look at; wearing clothes with lots of copyrighted patterns and logos and such on them was a status symbol, making it impossible for the poor to see the rich.
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