got the new hottopic shirt! coloured her in with fabric paint, unsure if I like the sheen of the paint and it’s slightly sloppy. may buy another and experiment other mediums.
Me: I'm not looking forward to Halloween because inevitably someone is going to wear something stereotypical and racist and I'm gonna be expected to be okay with it. If you aren't a Native American from a Plains group who has earned the honor and right to wear a war bonnet, you shouldn't wear one. If you aren't Mexican, Dia De Los Muertos or mariachi costumes aren't a good look. If you aren't Japanese, maybe leave the Geisha getup at the store. No sexy Pocahontases, please. Just... I feel it in my bones. I'm gonna be mad.
Her: Halloween is about dressing up as the opposite of yourself. It was about tricking the spirits away from you
Me: Possible to do without being insensitive and racist tho.
Her: It's only racist if they're intentionally being disrespectful. Imitation is the highest form of flattery.
Me: Completely disagree. Intent doesn't matter. "I didn't intend to run over six people" doesn't hold up in court, neither should "I didn't intend to uphold harmful stereotypes and prejudices by reducing your rich culture into a cheap throwaway costume idea".
“Every time I listen to Circle of Life and hear the line “there’s more to see than can ever be seen, more to do than can ever be done” I have a little existential crisis because it’s so true. There’s so much that will be done after we’re gone from this world, why were we chosen to live now, versus a hundred years ago, or fifty years into the future?”
That’s part of why it’s one of my favorite Disney songs of all time, and also one of my favorite sequences too.