Okay, I realize this hilariously late for Asexuality Awareness Week (which was last week), but due to unforeseen stressors, it didn’t really get done in time.
Anyway! I’ve wanted to do something like this for a while, and I’m proud of myself of actually getting a six page comic done within a week. (Not that it’s really anything super fancy, but it’s better than nothing lol) I do apologize for the massive ugly text wall that is page four but I had a hard time figuring out how to convey it visually while being kind of pressed for time.
oh and the occasional copy/paste, I’m sorry for that too
Enjoy! Click on the separate pictures if the text is hard to read.
The creator of Pokemon, Takeshi Shudo, passed away at 4:03 AM JST on October 29th at the age of 61.
“MSN Japan reports that Takeshi Shudō, former head writer of the Pokémon anime, collapsed at Nara railway station’s smoking area around 6:00am on Thursday, October 28th. Upon being discovered by a passerby, he was rushed to the hospital and is undergoing surgery. It was soon determined at the hospital’s emergency care center that Shudō had suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage in his head. ” -bulbanews
Fun work? Is that even possible? What do you think?
This comics essay is part of a book called Brick by Brick, which I am now raising money to self publish on Kickstarter! Please check out the link for more details!
If you are part of a privileged group and have to constantly demand that somebody in an oppressed group say “not all (insert privileged group here) are like that”
what you are really demanding is that they reassure you that you’re not like that and you’re not being held accountable
which is a cowardly thing to do and also shows the great lengths you will go to in order to avoid examining your role in a toxic system
So I made this thing and I’m pretty proud of it, haha.
"The white princesses are never given real-world locations and any assumed setting is based on the origin of the source material"
For heaven’s sake, YES YES YES!
Rapunzel and Snow White are only German because someone suggested they were. They don’t display any cultural indicators to show that they represent any specific nationality other than “Generic American-esque White Girl” - and there cannot be any ‘diversity’ when all the White princesses represent the same thing.
None of the POC princesses are POC unless the setting forces them be (eg. Pocahontas, Mulan, etc.) - Disney is automatically assuming White is the default human being model, and it takes extra effort to make a POC character.
If you don’t think that’s racist as sin, go sit on the toilet and reflect on yourself.