“You broke our deal!”
Ahh back when I really cared about OUAT, and then it swapped to other plots and I just wanted to know what happened to Bae.
the one in the glasses
That was funny but also really impressive.
Why is everyone white if we’re in ‘Arabia’
Why is the first slave we see a demure (white) girl with pink hair
Why does some blonde kid have the name ‘Alibaba’
Why did you do this, Japan.
No, it’s not ‘just a cartoon so get over it what’s the big deal’. I’m actually really fucking tired of Japan constantly trying to do these ‘exotic’ animes without doing any homework and instead always basing it on how they think a country should look. I love anime, but the lengths some producers go to in order to make an anime according to their own fantasies is despicable.
They already bastardized France and England, especially the Victorian era, criminalize the Chinese, and depict India (though few times that they do) as being all about curry and elephants.
I just don’t understand why, because it’s not like Japanese people don’t travel, it’s not like they don’t have textbooks, it’s not like they don’t have television or the internet.
They have full fucking access to the cultures of the world, it’s like they really just don’t give a shit. As long as it looks pretty to them, then it’s okay.
I’m really, really tired of that. Just like I’m really tired of every other native Japanese person I meet asking me if I like curry and can bellydance. I can honestly say that of all the foreigners I’ve met in my life, absolutely no one comes close to being as internationally ignorant as the Japanese, thanks to their stupid, wildly inaccurate depictions of the world.
And the worst part is that no one ever cares when I bring it up. Because it’s ‘just a cartoon and it’s an anime so what did you expect.’
or you can just chalk it up as fantasy spin (which is what it is) and just enjoy it for what it is. not even japanese characters in anime look japanese, sweety lol. it’s just how japan does things, and you’re going to have to get used to it.
Wow, way to be condescending, “sweety”. (lol)
But for real, you skimmed over this rant about racism and cultural ignorance that affects people on a widespread and personal level to say ‘get over it it’s just a cartoon’. That’s douchey times a ton. (Not to mention fulfilling exactly what she said would happen in that last sentence.)
“Fantasy spins” on fictional stories can involve a lot of creative license, but when it comes to trivializing cultures, perpetuating harmful stereotypes and outright erasing people from their cultural and literary history, that comes with a lot of harmful baggage.
Until you have the reading comprehension to understand what that’s about, you should sit this conversation out and maybe do some listening. You might learn something, rather than going with the defeatist attitude that this is ‘just the way things are’.
I was thinking about this the other day, but with fairytales/children’s stories. I love the Sinbad/1000 Nights/Aladdin (all the originals, although Disney was lovely) but could you write that now when it’s a romanticised version of ‘Arabia’?
Is it acceptable for anyone to write a romanticised version of a country any more, when these are often idealism laced with culture appropriation and censoring of reality? Not to mention racism and sometimes whitewashing.
Does the fantasy culture deserve any preservation when it’s obviously insulting to people like the above?
As more people have access to a work, the more likely you are to offend someone. Or, you could just abandon your imaginary world and do some research on reality.
no pam i dont want a bagel im already going to be late have you seen my keys