Sent a message to the Urbance Kickstarter. Really I’m only touching the tip of the iceberg of my worries but I thought a short list would be more likely to be read than a social justice screed.
urbance looks so good
and then i discover it is about the evil gay overlords and oppressed heterosexuals under their evil gay tyranny
desperate hetero-romance crushed under the cruel heel of the evil gays
i’m so fucking bummed right now
Fucking hell, really? Google seems to confirm this, that suuuuucks
Anonymous said: why is "hate breeds more hate" a bad thing to say?
Oh so many reasons.
1) it equates the anger of the oppressed to the hate of their oppressors.
2) it blames oppressed groups for their oppression. Bigotry doesn’t exist because people hate bigots. It exists because oppressed people oppose it. It exists because of bigots and because of privileged folks being complicit or tacitly condoning systems of oppression.
3) it’s fundamentally untrue. Hatred of oppression doesn’t lead to more hatred; it leads to progress.
4) it is used to attack any attempt by oppressed people to obtain liberation. Point out that something or someone is repulsively racist and all of a sudden you’re “breeding more hate”.
It’s a fundamental misrepresentation of reality that blames victims and excuses fucked up behavior.
THIS is why I LOATHE people who use “black people are racist too” to justify their bigotry. There’s a power balance disparity between the oppressor and the oppressed, and oppressed people have a RIGHT to be angry about it. The correct response is to accept their anger and work with them to change things, or to get the fuck out of their way.
so stan totally had a secret twin brother right. im not the first one to say this but,
rounder, thinner rimmed glasses.
when he found them in the hidden room he tucked them away before anyone could see
then was just looking at them later
and who is that kid reading in the back, with similar hair
im actually betting that his twin’s name was stanley. in dreamscapers when bill was remembering “stan pines” he was actually remembering stanley, which is why he didn’t say “stanford”. speaking of bill, if you look on his wheel you see both the symbol on stan’s hat and the glasses, meaning they’re 2 separate people.
perhaps stanford and stanley were searching for the secrets of gravity falls together, that’s why grunkle stan was so adamant about lying to the kids about the stuff going on to keep them safe, he knows how dangerous it is because he lost his brother to it?
the “stanley mobile”. did stanford take stanley’s car after something happened to him?
and since stan and the kids share the same last name, stan must have had a brother, and that brother must have had a son, and that son is dipper and mabels dad. so “stanley” would be their grandfather. that would have made whatever happened to him hurt more for stanford, he already had a family by the time he disappeared.
I like to buy into the theory that Bill had something to do with the disappearance of Stanley. Especially after this line.
He sounds like he has a little experience dealing with siblings before Dipper and Mabel.
Stanford, what did you do?
OH GOD YOU’RE RIGHT
THATS WHY GRUNKLE STAN NEVER TALKS ABOUT HIM
IT’S HIS FAULT HE’S GONE, SOMETHING HAPPENED AND STANFORD DIDN’T SACRIFICE HIS WORK FOR HIS TWIN
HOLY SHIT THIS IS SUPER PLAUSIBLE
Anonymous said: Why would your friend cosplay as a black Walter Girl? It doesn't stop being blackface just because it's gray.
I hate to tell you this, since I imagine it’s going to seriously rock your world, but not all SPG fans are white.
AHAHAHAAHA amazing this is one of those anons that accidentally reveals SOOO much about their own internalized racism
"There are no black people in fandom argleblargh"
Riley and I briefly spoke about what happens to Walter Workers with darker skin types. Since there’s really no actual science behind Walter Girl transformations (it’s a little magical) …the closest you could get is taking it as pigment being mutated and desaturated. I imagine not every Walter Worker would turn white- but literally…color is sapped from their face. With blue blood, Walter Workers could probably come in more of a variety of colors than you might originally think. Not just ivory white.
For example, meet Riley’s friend Aysha, who did a wonderful Walter Girl cosplay.
I love this concept because it shows what might happen to a Walter Girl of color. And she’s got beautiful gray skin. Riley and Aysha argue that some people could come out as different shades of gray. Like blue-gray or purple-gray.
Walter Girl Carolina, who performed with us in our live shows, chose a white makeup though- and I think it was probably just for symmetries sake with the co-worker at her side. Plus, I can imagine a gray Walter Girl being mistaken for a robot even more-so than they already do!
Stage-reasoning aside, your Walter Workers could be just as varied as you see fit. We’ve seen Gabi’s Walter Faun for example…and in a world where magic is real, well…the possibilities are endless.
I hope this post was inspiring to you all as seeing her cosplay was to me! I hope you guys continue to come up with cool characters and outfits for the inhabitants of our crazy lil world. :)
Aysha is a super babe. An incredible artist and sooo smart. :)
Aysha is THE BEST<3