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An escape from animu, kpop and co
As much as i love lolcow, i can't help but feel fed up by the amount of yellow fever, not just here, but on the rest of the internet as well. There's no place you can go to without being confronted by it.
So many girls are feeling insecure because they're never gonna be the perfect azn waifu and that's seriously not healthy. There would be so many interesting things from different countries out there, yet most of us here concentrate on those two, whether it’s their music, movies, fashion or beauty standards in general.
Post your girl-/boy crushes, movies, tv shows, books or music you like, languages or countries you’re interested in, people you admire, no matter what, as long as it's not japanese or korean.
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this. we don't need a separate thread for random shit that just happens to be 'not asian' you're basically saying this thread is for literally anything. i guess you're too triggered
by asian shit.
yea a gossip site about anime cosplayers.
but you can just post in all the other threads about music, crushes, tv, media and whatever. they're all generals and you being pissed that there are asians in it just highlights your insecurities.
I grew up surrounded by weebs but I was never that affected by the whole ~wanting to be azn~ thing when I was younger, probably because I'm already an ethnic minority in the US (half white, half Pacific Islander) so my racial self-loathing came in the form of wishing I was full white lol. I do remember my white friends being envious of the fact that I'm like 1/32 Japanese (because of Japan occupying the Pacific lol), and of how easily I could learn and recite anime OPs/EDs (and the fact that I knew how to use chopsticks).
Weirdly enough as I got older I started to develop self-esteem issues from Asian media but it was more from male kpop idol groups. I never wanted to look like a conventionally attractive Asian woman but I liked the androgyny that a lot of the male idols had (probably because I've always had an athletic body and somewhat masculine features) and I wound up taking a hit to my self-esteem because a lot of them still had more feminine bodies than me LMAO. Now that I'm an adult I've learned to just use them as fitness inspiration and deal with the body I have but damn if I'd discovered kpop earlier I definitely would've been fucked in terms of confidence and self-image.
I'm the OP and i really didn't mean this in a racist or whatever way. I'm really tired of this, that no matter what thread you go to, whether it's for diet, skin care or makeup, the products people recommend are of either one of these 2 countries, their goal for weight loss is a kpop idol as well, the fashion advice is something korean, simply everything… There are als seperate threads like japanese skin care, even though there would have already been a normal one as well etc
To the anons accusing me of being insecure, maybe i am? I assume many on here are, but already i realized that no matter what, i will never manage to look like a kpop idol so striving to look like one, like many others here do, would only hurt me further, so…
But since this only ended in fighting, can a mod please delete this thread?
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I really wanted more build-up between The Asset and Elisa, it's one of the few gripes I had about the movie. There were too many scenes following around the side characters and antagonist. It's something I felt worked for Pan's Labyrinth, but got a little out of hand for TSoW. The Bluray/DVD releases didn't even come with deleted scenes even though GdT said there were some, hopefully there will be another edition which includes them? All else fails, apparently the novel is a good rendition that includes more than the movie was able to.
I thought The Asset's behavior was balanced appropriately since he clearly showed higher intellect, but it was still obvious he was out of his element and there were differences in "culture", hence his more animalistic tendencies.
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i absolutely adore the film vertigo (1958). wasn't a huge fan watching it the first time but it became my favourite the second time. it's so wonderfully meticulous, well-executed and hitchcock managed to create meaning so effectively
aaaaaaaaa it's so goooooOOD
I know what you're talking about. I used to feel really jealous of Asian women, and I'm still embarrassed about it. Listening to Weezer's Pinkerton made me angry when I realized there were guys who wouldn't even consider me because of arbitrary physical traits. And to make it worse, most of those guys tend to have weird ideas about women and race in general.
Now that I'm an adult, I have surprisingly have healthier self-esteem and ideas about relationships, but that stuff still affects me a little.