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Watching that episode of Rugrats where they all get booster shots

Angelica's the only one who cries in the end.
Angelica cries
It's because she's the oldest, she knows.
What does she know?
That life is pain.

the-old-folk-blues said: Why is it that the ethnicity of your characters is so important to visual adaptions when you rarely, if ever, mention it in your prose?




I don’t really understand the question. If the ethnicity of the characters wasn’t in the prose it wouldn’t be mentioned at all in the adaptations and nobody would care. If you are paying attention you will find all sorts of people in the books, with all sorts of backgrounds. 

And it probably came from comics, in which I could have someone drawn as being part of a particular race or ethnicity and then not have to have them talk about being part of that ethnicity, but simply get on with the business of being in the story and behaving as that person, with that point of view, which would include ethnicity, would behave.

It’s important because representation

And also because I was stupid enough to think Fat Charlie was white for the entirety of Anansi Boys until in hindsight I realized what having Anansi for a dad would obviously mean 

Neil may not always say explicitly what the characters’ ethnicities are but he implies them enough, and if you’re paying attention, you’ll be able to figure it out. 

And maybe this is difficult to understand but as someone who’s grown up a bibliophile, who was so bombarded by white characters that I default to Caucasian in my head even when the character is decidedly nonwhite, it’s important to shake off those years of idiotic Western/Caucasian-centricity by portraying characters as other ethnicities.


A cool Easter Egg in the Primetime Emmy Awards advert

I think, not correcting a person who incorrectly labeled a song as Glam Rock shows great restraint and maturity. It is eating me up inside.


"What’s your greatest struggle right now?"
"Not being white."



this is important please spread

The metaphoric resonance of holes through the hands is overwhelming.

(Source: niallharold)

Our TV has been broken for a while which means no Arthur and don’t try to tell me to look on Netflix, because I am talking classic, pre-2009 Arthur and you can’t get that anywhere but regular PBS and I am dying.

This part always reminds me of The Graduate.

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