Age: 18. Cis. She/her pronouns.
Future Engineer of some sort, but my options are open.
While there's a lot of stuff around here, it's mostly Disney, robots, and bending.
I love stories. When I feel alone or misunderstood, stories always bring me back to who I really am.
Things that brighten me up: The Chronicles of Narnia, The Books of History Chronicles, Neverwhere, Mulan, Treasure Planet, Frozen, Transformers Prime, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Legend of Korra, Young Justice, TTGL, Fullmetal Alchemist, Teen Titans, spicy food, Filipino desserts, my mom, and my dogs. (Icon by nocolo, sidebar image from Mulan)
Tags: #narnianinsomniac, #narnianbirthcybertronianspark, #jill
At what point do Sokka or Katara ever look white in the show? They were pretty much consistently brown/Inuit looking characters and I can’t ever recall seeing them portrayed as otherwise outside of the occasional scene with bright white light. Aang may look white to you, but he is very clearly modeled after monks and Asian designs as is Toph Beifong.
This is a show that was made specifically with the intention of using Asian and Inuit culture to create a fantasy world. In every form of media we are flooded with stories revolving around white characters, so it’s incredibly damaging when people say that there are characters in the Avatar world who are white when the creators of the show have gone out of their way to produce something that is so very clearly based on Asian and Inuit people. I’m not saying you can’t relate to a character, but relating to a character by whitewashing them so you can “see yourself” in the story is racist and it erases what little media presence minorities have on television.
That last statement about animation might be true if we were talking about a show that was about a talking trashcan or something, but this is an amazingly detailed animated show revolving around humans, so the viewer is presented with a specific character view that isn’t left to interpretation. Please don’t think there are any white characters in the Avatar world because that’s a completely inaccurate and harmful view to have.