There are so many writers of color out there, and often what they get when they bring their books to their editors, they say, ‘We don’t relate to the character.’ Well it’s not for you to relate to! And why can’t you expand yourself so you can relate to the humanity of a character as opposed to the color of what they are?
Bleach and Naruto both do that thing where the original concept was pretty cool, and some of the powers were dope, but the story turned in to pure ass. Not even gonna lie, in middle school I was in to Naruto, Rock Lee was my boy, and I even dug a little Bleach freshman year, but after that shit…
Exactly my thoughts on naruto. That story is such garbage I couldn’t put up with it for the cool moments. It’s like a fan fic author wrote it.
What follows is a quick edit I did of a great list that was put up on Polygon. It is great to see the strides women are making in gaming culture and in our culture at large. However, while I am seeing more open and honest conversations about the gaming communities issues with sexism, I unfortunately keep seeing our brothers and sisters of color being pushed aside just as often. This is not meant as a criticism of Polygon’s original list, but as an additional reference point for white gamers of any and all gender identifications to use as a glimpse into what these mysterious “privileges” they receive truly are. Again, this is not to be critical of feminism in gaming or any other form, but is to be a helpful addition to unravel the sometimes hard to grasp concept of white privilege specifically in regards to gaming.
I can choose to remain completely oblivious, or indifferent to the harassment that many POC face in gaming spaces.
I am never told that video games or the surrounding culture is not intended for me because I am a person of color.
I can publicly post my username, gamertag or contact information online without having to fear being stalked or harassed because of my race.
I will never be asked to “prove my gaming cred” simply because of my race.
If I enthusiastically express my fondness for video games no one will automatically assume I’m faking my interest just to “get attention” from other gamers.
I can look at practically any gaming review site, show, blog or magazine and see the voices of people of my own race widely represented.
When I go to a gaming event or convention, I can be relatively certain that I won’t be harassed, groped, propositioned or catcalled by total strangers.
I will never be asked or expected to speak for all other gamers who share my race.
I can be sure that my gaming performance (good or bad) won’t be attributed to or reflect on my race as a whole.
My gaming ability, attitude, feelings or capability will never be called into question based on race.
I can be relatively sure my thoughts about video games won’t be dismissed or attacked based solely on my tone of voice, even if I speak in an aggressive, obnoxious, crude or flippant manner.
I can openly say that my favorite games are casual, odd, non-violent, artistic, or cute without fear that my opinions will reinforce a stereotype that “people of color are not real gamers.”
The vast majority of game studios, past and present, have been led and populated primarily by people of my own race and as such most of their products have been specifically designed to cater to my demographic.
I can walk into any gaming store and see images of my race widely represented as powerful heroes, villains and non-playable characters alike.
I will almost always have the option to play a character of my race, as most protagonists or heroes will be white by default.
I do not have to carefully navigate my engagement with online communities or gaming spaces in order to avoid or mitigate the possibility of being harassed because of my race.
I probably never think about hiding my real-life race online through my gamer-name, my avatar choice, or by muting voice-chat, out of fear of harassment resulting from my being white.
When I enter an online game, I can be relatively sure I won’t be attacked or harassed when and if my real-life race is made public
If I am trash-talked or verbally berated while playing online, it will not be because I am white nor will my race be invoked as an insult.
If I choose to point out racism in gaming, my observations will not be seen as self-serving, and will therefore be perceived as more credible and worthy of respect than those of my POC counterparts, even if they are saying the exact same thing.
WHy yes, I aM a big fan of the animey. I have seen all of the Classics like Gundom, Orange high school horse CLub; bakemonogatorade„ monica Magical. kids these days with theyre kilt Le Kilt and Attack on Tintin, they do not appreciate quality animatoin.
reblog if you still love GOOd shows like Neon Genesis evengelatin and Boku No Pico/