Tumblr doesn’t send anymore asks if you send a “.” and a letter or word without a space right after it.
Example: H…hello (doesn’t send it) - H… hello (will send it)
It says it sends the ask but it doesn’t. My gf and I were trying since 2 days now and we just found out what the problem was.
Pass it on.
This explains SO MUCH GRRGHH
THERE IT IS OH MY GOD
…the heroine “incidentally” is blonde-haired and blue-eyed and pale-skinned (whitest of the white) while a female antagonist or villain “just happens” to have dark hair (sometimes curly), dark eyes, and other features stereotypically affiliated with Jewish women, Roma women, Latinas, and other non-white (or conditionally white) women?
Yes, racism or ethnicism(?). But I think what the OP is getting at is why are there so many stories/film/TV where brunettes are evil? Like in Legally Blonde, for example, Elle is blonde haired blue eyed, but her nemesis, Vivian Kensington, is dark haired and dark eyed. (Both are white.) Or You’ve Got Mail, Kathleen Kelly is blonde haired blue eyed and Patricia Eden (Parker Posey) is dark haired and dark eyed.
You could even look at Mad Men, where Don is married to Betty for several years (blonde haired, blue eyed) but he has a string of lovers who are dark haired and eventually marries a dark haired woman, Megan.
This is true, and a good point, and I can see it operating as a trope in those specific examples, but I think calling it a trope as it specifically relates to women of color waters down the issue considerably.
I mean, I definitely thought it was racism when I saw this post the first time around. (I thought the OP was making a sarcastic joke, tbh.) Just reading the original post, it seems like it could mean two things: 1) that the villain character is written as a PoC, so it’s like the PoC are always the evil guys or 2) the villain character is a white person written using the characteristics of a PoC. Either way, it seems pretty racist to me and definitely shouldn’t be called a trope.
I’m right here. It’s incredibly frustrating to try to talk about something that affects your life when people assume they know my meaning instead of asking me. If you want to understand where I’m coming from, it would help if you would talk to me and not assume you know what I was thinkig or feeling when I wrote that.
"There’s a pervasive pattern in media with associating good with whiteness and evil with racial Otherness. But I’m not going to talk about that. Instead, I’m going to focus my energy on OP’s use of the word trope."
But of course it can’t be about anything deeper. After all, my walnut-sized Negress brain lacks the intellectual capacity to even think such things, let alone talk about them.
Everybody who reblogged this from me needs to collect the folks who are really, seriously, missing the point.
IDG the problem with calling it a trope. A trope is essentially a reoccurring shorthand that creators rely on to communicate specific ideals, in this case a blonde WW to communicate “good and innocent, the one you should root for because she’s obvsly so sweet” opposite a dark-haired WOC-sounding chara to communicate “sly harpy here to steal our girl’s man”.
IT’S STILL A TROPE.
IT’S A RACIST TROPE, but still a trope nonetheless. Trying to “make it bigger/not water it down” by “just calling it racism” doesn’t actually help pinpoint these particular archetypes/shorthands. Which is what the conversation should be about.
I kinda want to call it “Lily-White Laziness” but that phrase doesn’t touch on how dark-haired/featured characters code as WOC. It is DEF a form of laziness though.
a quick search of tvtropes failed to come up with much
here’s a thread suggesting a page where nobody got the point - http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=6s5webnfdhqo6xra31f42fos
see also this article noticing the issue but generally missing the cultural context behind it - http://www.thecultden.com/2014/05/heroes-and-villains-blonde-heroes-vs.html
the closet tv tropes actually gets is http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HairOfGoldHeartOfGold and http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DarkIsEvil
but there’s no linkage with ‘aryan hero, swarthy villain’ which is what the trope is really about
‘aryan hero, swarthy villain’
I REALLY like how this is put… “Aryan Heroine, Swarthy Villainess”?
reblog and make a wish!
this was removed from tumbrl due to “violating one or more of Tumblr’s Community Guidelines”, but since my wish came true the first time, I’m putting it back. :)
OH MY FUCKING GOD, IT’S BACK ON MY DASH.
THIS SHIT WORKS OKAY, I AM DEAD SERIOUS.
The last time I saw this on my dash, I didn’t think it would happen, so jokingly I wished I could go to a fun. concert.
AND GUESS WHAT, I WENT TO A FUCKING FUN. CONCERT.
THIS SHIT WORKS, TRY IT.
I SAW THIS ON MY DASH THE OTHER DAY AND THOUGHT “ITS WORTH A TRY” SO I WISHED I COULD GET A 3DS
LITERALLY LIKE 4 DAYS LATER MY DAD SENT ME A PICTURE OF THE 3DS XL HE BOUGHT FOR ME WHILE I WAS AT SCHOOL
IM STILL FREAKING OUT ABOUT THIS
holy fuck, I didn’t expect this to work, I was like psh, whatever it’s just a quick reblog, but I wished my Dad would actually respond back to me AND HE FUCKING DID A FEW DAYS LATER, I GOT A FUCKING TEXT FROM MY DAD TODAY WHO HASN’T SPOKEN OR RESPONDED TO ME IN MONTHS HOLY FUCK WHAT IS THIS MAGIC IT WORKS.
I WANTED TO SEE MY BOYFRIEND AND I DIDN’T THINK I’D GET DAYS OFF BUT THIS WEEKEND I’M HEADING UP THERE??? THIS IS CRAZY SHIT
SO LIKE I JOKINGLY WISHED FOR MY OWN LEN KAGAMINE AND THEN LIKE A WEEK LATER I GOT A LEN NENDOROID??? H ELP
WTF OKAY SO THIS SHOT ACTUALLY WORKS BECAUSE WHEN I WISHED, I HAD WISHED MY CRUSH WOULD LIKE ME BACK AND GUESS WHAT? I HAVE A BOYFRIEND NOW. WHAT THE HELLLLL?????
ok I’ve said this before but IM DOING IT AGAIN THE FIRST TIME I SAW THIS, MY WISH DID COME TRUE SO I REBLOGED AGAIN AND SAID IT IN THE TAGS BUT THEN I WISHED FOR SMTH ELSE AND IT LITERALLY LITERALLY HAPPENED LIKE A COUPLE DAYS LATER WHAT THE HELL SO NOW IM WRITING THIS HERE FOR YOU BC I DONT BELIEVE IN THIS CRAP BUT STILL IT’S AN AWFULLY BIG COINCIDENCE
OKAY I SWEAR TO GOD THIS THING WORKS YOU HAVE TO PATIENT BC I WISHED THAT I COULD MOVE AWAY FROM MY SHITTY TOWN TO A WARM PLACE AND GUESS WHAT THIS JULY IM MOVING TO NORTH CAROLINA OKAY GUYS IM NOT MAKING THIS UP I AM SO CONFUSED ACTUALLY THIS IS GREAT BYE
I REMEMBER WISHING THAT A BOY THAT I HAD NOT SPOKEN TO IN LIKE A YEAR WOULD MESSAGE ME AND FUCKING THREE MINUTES LATER I GOT A MESSAGE FROM HIM.
This really does works guys! I reblogged when I was in The Little Mermaid, I wished that someone would drop out so I could have their part, and literally the director emailed me the next day and I got Carlotta!
i should be surprised, but i’m not