writing adult emails is awful
hi [name of person],
this formatting is making me uncomfortable but I have to tell you something / ask you something that is vital to my career as a student.
I re-read and edited that sentence for an hour, but you’ll probably just glance over it for half a second.
girl: hey i need advice about my boyfr-
me: dump him
every time a bro says no homo, their homo flows into me, and i become Powerful
|me flirting:||so what's the deal with having to exist as a physical entity|
lately i’ve been seeing posts about people asking for more queer representation and yeah yeah hell yeah i’m all about that but some of them have been offhandedly referencing paranorman by going “one joke/reveal at the end does NOT count as representation”
and i TOTALLY AGREE but that doesn’t mean you can dismiss what laika is trying to do here. sudden proper and well-informed inclusion won’t happen overnight. this isn’t some on and off switch. this is about trying to get your foot in the door and budging the door as much as possible
you all forget just how much BACKLASH paranorman got for just ONE line and you all forget how poorly the film did in contrast with the other animated films that year. thankfully the film’s fanbase managed to spread word and DVD release finally made the film a success but i digress
it may not be proper representation but it’s a start. again, this is laika’s SECOND film. you have companies who have been around for almost a century who can barely manage to include a woman of color.
yes, this is just the start and albeit it’s a small start but damn it if it doesn’t make it super important when you think about OTHER children’s films that have done it (damn near none.)
oh, and by the way, you also forgot laika’s boxtroll commercial which featured same-sex couples so yeah laika deserves mad props
Protect Laika. I firmly believe they are going to do amazing things. (They already have, movie-wise, but inclusion-wise too, I have faith.)
#also…if it WAS a joke it definitely wasn’t a joke aimed at the gay character??? #if anything it was an explaination of his behavior for the entire movie— a plot element being resolved? #also it was EXPLICIT which is nothing i’ve ever seen in a children’s movie before #it was textual. that’s a big deal.