Get to know me meme: [3/?] TV Shows → Game of Thrones
"When you play the game of thrones you w i n or you d i e. There is no middle ground.”"Crowns do queer things to the heads beneath them."
Trying on clothes is really hard when you hate yourself. Liking someone is really hard when you hate yourself. Eating is really hard when you hate yourself. Life is really hard when you hate yourself.
ya hes cute…….but is he conscientious of the social inequalities and corruption in hierarchies of power that plague this world
no-one can deny your Asian-ness, although they’ll try. they’ll say shit like:
- you can’t even speak [Asian language]!
- you’re only half/quarter/whatever Asian, so you’re not really Asian
- nah, you’re Filo
- you’re such a banana!
like, please, authenticity is a sham, a marketing ploy, and motherfuckers acting like they’re the guardians to ~Asian culture~ are totally buying into it.
i’m illiterate in vietnamese and i’m Asian, my mixed-race mates are Asian, filos are definitely Asian, and Asians at gallery openings and gigs are — surprise! — Asian.
suck my ass if you think otherwise.
honestly i used to really be into authenticity policing; it gave me a sense of superiority that i felt meant i had a deeper connection to my heritage. but i grew up and i learned better.
authenticity just ends up pitting us against ourselves so that instead of fighting against the real problems we can’t unify and stand with each other. instead we just end up casually invalidating each others’ identities as a means of proving something to i don’t know who, maybe ourselves.
the thing is we all know how hurtful it is when someone denies your identity when it’s the way you’ve felt or seen yourself your entire life. it’s jarring and disorienting and uncomfortable.
the best moment in any media involving super heroes ever