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1/6/15
11:05 PM
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Totally made me question my purpose in posting here, that's for sure. Agree or disagree (I haven't watched the show in ages, but still read it), it's a well thought out and thorough piece.

1/6/15
9:55 PM
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I find that most of the invectives I want to throw at Barb are horribly gendered, and I wonder if that's me or her writing. Read more

1/6/15
7:39 PM
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There was a book in this last episode! Does that count?

1/6/15
4:09 PM
2

I'm gonna change "weakly" for "badly" or "unlikably". Why would anyone want more of either of them? Especially the Hot Topic Witch?

1/5/15
9:44 PM
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I'd say I hate to disabuse you of that notion, but I really really don't.

1/5/15
9:37 PM
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Why does fair-skinned feature into your choice, then? Why does it contribute towards you coding white, when tons of Asians are fair-skinned? Read more

1/5/15
9:13 PM
2

Japan actually kicked all the white people out at one point in their history. I'm never going to assume that's who they're talking about unless they tell me specifically. Read more

1/5/15
8:40 PM
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The race of the creators is usually important. I don't get why that's not part of your context. White people usually write white people, black people put in more black people (Tyler Perry doesn't cast race neutral, but let this not be an endorsement of anything he's done—it's just an example), why the hell wouldn't a Read more

1/5/15
8:38 PM
2

But isn't the context of "written by Japanese" useful information too? They are probably thinking of themselves and not you—it's a thing. Read more

1/5/15
8:36 PM
4

But have you seen how many people assume characters with Japanese names are still white?

1/5/15
8:35 PM
4

Fair skinned? What do you think *all* Japanese look like? Should they be coloured in like sunflowers so you don't have to make the leap that Japanese-named people written by the Japanese for primarily Japanese consumption aren't the Western ideal? Read more

1/5/15
8:19 PM
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Hey, as a black woman with brown/red hair (who spend a decade bottle blonde) I resemble that remark.

1/5/15
8:14 PM
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But you knew anime was Japanese largely for Japanese when you watched it, right? How is that not context too?

1/5/15
8:09 PM
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The animes are Japanese, right? I always assume, if lacking cues, that people are telling stories about themselves. Not me, and not you. Or I don't assign a race/ethnicity/gender/height/weight/etc because I can't tell (I knew the protagonist in American Gods was West Indian, but it took me a while to decide Jamaican Read more