over the hills and far away, a misty mountain hop. photos by michal karckz
Mike Wazowski joins the Avengers.
THOR’S HAMMER IS BLOCKING HIS FACE I AM DYING
"Ellen Reads Her Chinese Viewers’ Names"
Ellen mispronounces Chinese people’s names and she and her audience laugh at them cuz it’s racistly funny apparently
Ellen uses “American” interchangeably with “English”, as in, the language.
At 2:30: "This one, they didn’t even try to do American, this is just Chinese."
The comments are turned off on this video, but how was this even cleared to be aired?? Fuck you Ellen. This isn’t the first time you’ve been racist on your show.
This is why you weaboos/koreaboos/white ppl CANNOT give yourself a “japanese” or "korean" or "chinese" name for yourself (or any name from a language and culture that’s not your own). Whites take our names as jokes and we’re mocked for it in real life and in the media.
We’re constantly othered, demeaned, and fetishized. Trash like you butcher our names and turn them into racist caricatures.
Our names are precious and beautiful and meaningful in ways you can’t begin to understand. Our names are carefully crafted together by our parents/family.
You trash don’t deserve to utter our names. Fuck you.
Then, by your logic, shouldn’t you never call someone by their name?
Is no one else’s name carefully selected by their family? Like, yeah, lots of people are named because the words sound nice together. But there are a ton, ton, ton, of people named after family members, or dear friends, or important characters/places/events that mean something to that parent/family. Names are often chosen for the meaning of the word itself, regardless of the language or culture. There are thousands of languages in this world. You cannot tell me that there is not another culture that grants its children names with a purpose.
I am by no means excusing people mocking names/languages/cultures for the sake of mocking names/languages/cultures. It’s wrong. I agree with that. Wholeheartedly.
But by saying ‘You trash don’t deserve to utter our names’ because we didn’t grow up speaking the same language as the name’s origin, then no one has a right to utter anyone’s name. No one has a right to speak any language but their own. And the problem with that is
1) if you want to invest in global relations, you gotta learn another language
2) if you want to know anything about another culture, it helps to know their language
3) if you want to study any sort of history ever, you need to know the language
4) most languages of a region have similar roots
5) but due to the way cultures form and languages follow suit, pronunciation and context change
6) it’s not just spoken languages that are butchered, any form of non-verbal communication can just as easily be screwed up
7) chances are, even if you’re a native speaker, someone in your family line wasn’t
8) don’t even get me started on dead languages
9) or infants learning to talk, for that matter
And yeah, if you decide to learn a language (which I highly recommend everyone does), then you’re probably going to embarrass the hell out of yourself and fear you’re upsetting native speakers because it’s not your natural tongue. It might not even be remotely close. But you’re trying, and if you’re learning through a credible source (native speaker, trained teacher, etc.), then you’re probably gonna do just fine.
So, no, it’s not just Americans screwing up Chinese or Japanese or Korean or Indian or Arabic or German or Russian or Spanish or French or one of the thousands of languages on the continent of Africa alone. It is any combination of those languages. (English to English is hard enough, thank you.)
And maybe instead of going ‘no, you fuckers don’t deserve to be cultured and educated and a decent respectful person, it’s my language, mine!’, we could maybe teach people how to be more respectful, give them guides to better learn how to approach a language, help them to see how a name carries weight and meaning, point them to people/schools that could instruct them how to properly learn a language.
I completely understand getting defensive about abuse of culture/language/whatever, but that doesn’t mean shutting down is the answer. Our roles as humans is to learn and grow, and if we want to be a better rounded person, and a truly respectful one at that, we need to help each other. The fact that plenty of places around the world teach English as a second/third/whatever language, but American (and I’m going with American because I cannot speak for other English speaking countries) schools hardly enforce a second language is tragic. It really is. It’s ridiculous. Especially in a world that has become so small so quick in the last few decades alone. That’s why we need other people to help us, to teach us and show us what we can do to be better about these sorts of things.
7. In winter clothes
i wanted to draw something with their new designs? but all i could think of is stupid schoolboys with bad fashion sense? so here’s that
SO dattebae asked me one day if i wanted to do a collab and i was like hell yes then she asked me if i knew ava’s demon and i said no then i read it and i was like hell yes (again, thanks bae) then she said what if we drew a crossover or AU or somethin and i was like heeeeell yessss
when her kakashi’s done we’re gonna make a post with the complete thing, the whole team (・∀・ ) (i’ve already seen her sakura and holy shit. holy shit it was beautiful)
and here they are - my nardo, sauce, and their demons. kurama humanised was first seen on this blog about two months ago, then he got a bit demonised a few days ago for the sake of this AU. sasuke almost got something snaky or hawky or straight up orochimaru as his demon before i saw the light. in the end the demon’s based on sasuke’s armoured susano’o (eternal mangekyō sharingan version).
and dang, this was fun uvu