memes are people too
I still hate this book
so my plan for halloween is to dress up as a Nazgul with my black horse and go trick or treating but instead of saying “trick or treat” i’ll either scream or hiss “Bagginssssssssss, Shhhhhhhire” and then ransack their villages in my search for the One Ring
i was joking
oh dear god
HOW MANY PEOPLE DID YOU TERRORIZE
the best pranks are the super harmless ones
like why would you pull someones pants down in public or like put them in danger or humiliate them when you can just baffle them by leaving tiny plastic camels all over their house or taping bill cosby’s face over every single face in every picture in their house?
Last year the seniors had a mariachi band follow the principle for 3 hours
Confuse, don’t abuse ;)
MY NEW MOTTO
Me: can u give me x²+4y+ of tomatoes & 2(x²+8xy^3) of potatoes please
Seller: I dont understand
Me: well i dont give a fuck i didnt study in vain
those are polynomials you asked for a neverending curve of tomatoes
I just want to say about this whole “Yellow-face” in Firefly, that a lot of you are forgetting the backstory of the show.
I don’t really consider it whitewashing to give the Tams Chinese surnames. The two major languages in the universe are English and Chinese. Imagine the entire population of Earth(that-was) on huge spaceships going towards another planet. There is no faster than light travel in the Firefly universe. The entire population of this planet, on ships for generations, just imagine all the interracial sex going on (Seriously, do it. I’ll give you a minute). According to the Firefly wiki “After a full generation had lived and died in the massive convoy of ships slowly trudging from star to star, the average person was at least bi-lingual and had a very multicultural outlook. A person’s ethnicity became far less important than competence and character.” (Be more like them)
The most obvious explanation for a white family to have an Asian surname is that back in the days of the Great Migration, they had a Chinese relative. The other, less obvious way this could occur is if they changed their last name to fit in. If you grew up in a primarily Chinese speaking area, but you had a white surname, you might change it to fit in. Or think about a big Chinese Ellis Island and someone just giving you a name that fits with your location once you arrive on your new planet.
I guess what I’m saying is, you can’t get mad at a show for giving the characters Asian qualities, when the premise of the show is that the culture of the universe is Chinese. It’s not a whitewashing of Asian culture, its saying “Hey there is no Asia anymore. There is no America anymore. We all kinda lived together for generations on board ships. Our ancestors all grew up together, sharing their cultures and languages. Isn’t it pretty likely that we’re all some crazy amalgam of races? Can’t we just hate each other based on socioeconomic class and not race?”
tldr: THE VERSE IS ASIAN.
I always saw it as an almost reverse Westernization, so, I guess, an Easternization? The Earth was used up and they terraformed new planets in different solar systems. That’s what they tell us at the beginning of every episode. Just like in the late 19th, known as the American Frontier or the Wild/Old west, us Americans are practicing our God given right of manifest destiny, but instead of expanding across the continent we are expanding across the universe. Hence the old timey feel to the show: the horses & live stock, the guns, the bars, etc.
Thanks to Westernization during the later half of the 1800’s, that Wild West mentality became popular in many Eastern Asian countries. Who’s not to say that now that our country has reverted back to these American Frontier days that the globalization hasn’t reversed and the Asian culture is integrating it’s way into American culture?
Who knows? I’ll tell you, the answer is none of us, because the show only lasted one season. We shall never know where Joss Whedon and the gang were going with the culture in the show. We can only ever speculate and I bet none of us will be right. Thems the breaks, folks.
Peter Q: Or sometimes we play monopoly.