I MADE SUM POKEMANZ, ENJOYYYY
ooh, is awesome! é_é
this is so important to me
I tried so hard not to reblog this.
These are the snk buttons I’ll be finishing up for now, I may be able to squeeze in one or two more during rush hour on Thursday night..we’ll see. If you’re gonna be at Metrocon, I’ll be selling these at my table!
possible but extremely unlikely spoilers?
Alexander Comstock is the young prodigy of Lady Comstock who lives shut away in a tower in the idyllic floating city of Columbia. His every move is monitored by scientists and researchers, from his toy trains to his bedsheets, as he has grown up with the unexplained power to open portals through time and space. Alexander knows little of the world beyond his tower, however, and despite his daydreaming never thought much beyond what he was taught. His world changes when Brooke DeWitt comes crashing quite literally into his life- a rough, haggard detective from below with a reputation for her less-than-ladylike demeanor. Her purpose is to smuggle Alexander out of Columbia, and they become reluctant friends after discovering the town together for the first time when Brooke promises to take him to London, a place he’s always dreamed of visiting. After some personal revelations, Alexander chops his neat hair off into a military haircut, no longer the boy he was before, and reluctantly agrees to go with Brooke to escape his evil, fundamentalist mother. Brooke forms a bit of a soft spot for Alex, and the more they learn about each other the closer the become. (The Lutice twins are totally unchanged but instead of a brooch, they offer Alexander cufflinks instead)
I was trying to prove a point after discussing B:I that if all the characters in the game switched genders, absolutely nothing of importance would change, which makes it a pretty good game in that regard… and I decided to draw it I guess! :J
What is love?
Apparently only for white people.
Dude, you do realize this ad is Italian right? Those people are Italian, because it’s an Italian ad. Italian people are typically white. This ad is suppose to be about acceptance in THEIR country, why would they have models that don’t look like they’re from their country?
I’m gettin’ real tired of tumblr’s attitude. I’m probably going to get a lot of hate for this, but here we go.
Not everywhere is as mixed as North America. You go to places like Japan and it would be really weird to see a white person in their ad, it’s no different for places like Italy and Germany where people are mostly white. In North American we seem to have a decently even mix in a lot of areas so it’s a little off-putting when there’s only a certain race -generally all white people- depicted, where it’s completely normal and would appear really strange otherwise for other countries. Like you wouldn’t go to China and demand they show white people in their ads there, so why would you do the same for a country that has very few PoC compared to it’s population?
As the person above me said, why would they have models that don’t look like they’re from their country in their ads?
Italy only started a few years ago adapting to immigrants. It’s only been 20-30 years since people started coming here to find jobs or to escape (for example, thousands of people come here through the Lampedusa isle) and therefore we’ve been addressing the racism issue only recently. There’s plenty of african and east european people here (people from everywhere, really) but white people are still the vast majority. I can see how it could be a problem for people coming from other countries to see an ad like this, but consider that only this year our government had ads about being gay (which was done wonderfully, I’ll give them that) and only two years ago we had the first movie about racism. Also, it’s not an issue people are vocal about like in the US (maybe because they have nothing to complain about? I mean, it’s not like black people face the amount of racism they do in the US and laws are equally applied to them AND to white people) but ads makers are very aware to criticism and they would’ve pulled it if many black/asian people had protested. Which I’m assuming didn’t happen, so maybe all the people who saw this ad got the main message which is: love is always love, no matter if you’re gay or straight or bi or pansexual or asexual. Maybe not many people here noticed the color of the models’ skin. Is it bad?
- the italian one
nothing to say on the immigration/racism issue as above commenter said everything, but I’d also just like to add something else. Dearest sj bloggers who obviously don’t know that until the 60s *we* actually used to emigrate and who have no clue of the fact that here there’s nowhere near a percentage of mixes races as high as in the US, you probably also don’t know that here in Italy, the last time they tried to approve a law that would have considered homophobic acts a criminal offense it got shut down even if there are enough people who end up in hospitals because someone beat them in the street because they were gay, and they’re considering it again just now, but it’s not a guarantee that it will be approved. Also, the first and last time they tried to have civil partnerships approved (I’m not saying marriage here), between the Catholic Church, the right wing and a bunch of other factors, it got shut down at first stage. Whenever there’s a gay pride march you can bet that the local arcibishop or the equivalent *will* speak out loud against it. One of the few outspoken gay people who was in the Senate until the last elections did *not* get elected again in favor of an idiot who openly said that the then-PM Berlusconi had bought his vote of confidence when his government would have fallen if he hadn’t bought him and another handful of people. Just for one example, last month, one high school here in Rome who was famous because the students made a lot of anti-homophobic activity and did ads that won contests on the subject was *burned down* and it’s gonna take some ridiculous amount of money to set it up again. Oh, and when Brokeback Mountain aired on TV for the first time starting at 11 PM they cut all the scenes where they kissed/had sex, and that was like four years ago? And I was forgetting, the two times two prime-time tv series on the main public channel had in one case a lead character with a gay daughter and a sort-of-major-character turning out to be bisexual and hooking up with another man, you wouldn’t believe the shitstorm that came especially from the Catholic Church (that’s an offense to the concept of family!). And that’s just a couple of examples. Just the fact that they had that kind of ad is pretty fucking great, considering that this country in comparison to pretty much the rest of Europe is centuries behind, when coming to lgbtq issues, and the fact that they had this kind of campaign out is actually pretty big, and excuse them if since this message is directed at Italians they used people who look, wait a moment, ITALIAN, since as stated most of the population is a variation of white, including most of the minorities that already lived here or emigrated here in the last few decades. Excuse them if the people behind the ads have already done something pretty big in the first place and if the message is not aimed at the US, and if while we *do* have racial issues… guess what, they aren’t the same racial issues as the US, and that original post just shows that they didn’t even try and look it up. Congratulations.
I could also go on a rant about how citizenship here works differently than in the US, but I suppose there’s no point since the OP can happily look it up on Wikipedia and do some research maybe.
another italian one
also can i just point out that on the official website http://condividilove.com/ on the bottom there is a picture of a black woman so it’s not like they are saying “black people don’t exist they are unimportant”
they just put a shit ton of white people because, to put it bluntly, an italian person expects to see white people in their ads or they’ll literally miss the point of the ad. we are dumb. italian people can be really ignorant and dumb and from a cold, strictly marketing-wise point of view, they had to put white people there (even if watching the video i’m not sure anymore if one of the women is white-white she looks like she is from eastern europe but i can’t be sure)
from what i read, also, the campaign is a shared thing, as in, “a couple people started, you can join by sending your pic, it’s open to everyone” to be as inclusive as possible
so please read and understand that italy, my stupid dumbass country is so backwards on this matter that even a small campaign like this one is a huge step forward…