aaaand Honedge is real.
Ladies and gentlemen, your first IRL Pokemon.
A professor talks about the issue of racism in Japan
ETA: the person who made this video is being pressured to censor it and take it down from youtube, but he feels that it is very important that people know about it (see the second video he made about it for more info), so please signal boost this or repost it or either way share the video around before it gets silenced!
Living in Japan, I have seen A LOT of racism and discrimination. The problem is, the people don’t recognize it as racism/discrimination.
To the Japanese, they believe racism and discrimination is the Black vs White, the Holocaust and Hitler, big violence towards a colored group, the stuff on the news. They don’t understand that the little things they say like how “they’re dumb/annoying/loud/violent because they come from that one place” is a form of racism. It’s rooted into people so deep that they don’t even think much about it.
It might be due to the history or culture this country has, but from what I’ve been seeing, Japanese seem to want to prevent a problem beforehand, and to keep it away from themselves. While this may be good for certain things, it also results in them shunning things that are different from them, and “beating down the nails that stick out”.
Sometimes it’s not even about preventing problems, but to tighten the bond of the team that’s already been made by making one enemy. I can already see it at an early age through bullying in most public schools, where the whole class will work together to bully one kid. It keeps the classmates entertained and makes them great at teamwork, but at the same time it’s a society of fear where they try not to be the next bullied kid when the class gets tired of the already bullied kid.
Japan’s become this society of “reading the atmosphere” aka reading between lines, making people have to guess what the other thinks at the most absurd levels. A lot of mind games. Guessing and doubting. People aren’t straight to the point, and this allows a lot of terrible gossip of others, and creating allies through the same enemy.
I don’t want to talk bad about my country, my own people. and I know there are many many Japanese out there who are wonderful people. But sometimes, I hear or see terrible things from people that make me wonder how many more of these guys live here.
I know a lot of people outside of Japan are eager to visit Japan. And I am very happy for that, I really am! I want to show you all the awesome, interesting things we got here! But I just want you to know that Japan’s not always the perfect little country that many people imagine it to be.
But then again, I guess this goes for every country right?
Singer uses her music video to intriguingly show how fake performers are in videos
Hungarian musician Boggie sits still and sings for her latest music video… So what makes it interesting?
As she performs, her video editor retouches her skin, hair, facial features, and lighting during the song so that by the end everything looks “right”…
(This is actually really cool: Source)
Full Japanese version of Let It Go! Vocals by Matsu Takako!
HERE IS THE FULL EPISODE OF THE FRY COOK GAMES FROM SPONGEBOB
MY DAD JUST FUCKIJNG SENT THIS TO ME AND I;M LAUGHING SO FUCKING HAR
100 Years of Style in 100 Seconds
this is actually the most amazing thing i watched it twice
Oh snap, this is brilliant!
I’ve watched this video so many times I love it a lot.
Oh hot reservoir, this is my marmalade
Sorta loving the bit in the forties where the guy wanders off for a few seconds.
This is BRILLIANT—I love it.
Kaoru Mori drawing a “sketch” for a fan. Also, check out the process videos of her pencilling and inking a gorgeous piece of this same character from her manga “A Bride’s Story”
Thank you to FREE! staff and the cast. Thank you to the people you provided the raw. Thank you for watching my sub. Just thank you.
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One thing before you ask: “style” in Japanese means one’s body figure, like height and shape (“good style” almost always means one’s body is tight and long), not just your fashion style.
Also, if you missed it earlier, please see this link for the reference to “Iwatobi Clan” — http://makeupsyndrome.tumblr.com/post/72677186736/the-short-is-a-reference-to-the-inugami-clan-a