I don’t want Gel and Bea to hate each other, I want them to be happy together
When you go to my page and click the Yotsuba sprite you can see a page with my current favourite characters in fiction
I want an episode that just focuses on Amethyst and Garnet
I feel like I was too hard on Urbance, I was doing it wrong calling the show out without having any word from the creators. And now that the creators have talked about it, I feel bad - I apologize.
I guess the situation before had me in a Secret Cupet feeling - where everyone before the episode aired told me it wouldn’t be terrible, and I felt bad for even criticising LPS before something aired, and then the episode was super upsetting and terrible, just like I expected but worse.
Anyways, it’s wonderful to have a show that will feature poc as the main characters and will have focus on queer characters as well.
some of the criticism about urbance is valid, especially when it’s coming from people of color. real issues like transphobia, bi erasure, cissexism— those are all real problems that could easily arise from a premise based around ‘sex is going to kill you, so men and women are separated’.
if you’re saying ‘UGH DAMN SJWS WORRYING ABOUT NOTHING’— uhhhh stop. that does nothing productive.
there’s also a point where it all crosses the line from ‘thinking critically about media’ to ‘actively sabotaging a project whose creators have acknowledged the above issues and have always planned to portray an arbitrary and government-enforced gender binary as an oppressive system’
it’s OK to say yo, i’m excited about this but i have concerns— and it’s racist as all fuck when all these MOGAI whites write urbance off entirely because they can’t see themselves represented in the characters, regardless of their orientation or gender identity.
or when they say that the poc in leading roles ‘clearly fall into the gender binary’ when uh, at what point does someone ‘clearly fall into the gender binary’?
or when they’re more concerned with the representation of BLUE PEOPLE over the black and brown people, which is all i’m hearing when people harp on the mediators when the team has said that nonbinary and trans people exist in urbance and experience the same oppression and frustration as the cis characters, with the added marginalization that comes from living in a cissexist dystopia.
or when people can understand that the dystopian society of the hunger games is meant to portray capitalistic brutality as a terrible thing, but who can’t seem to process the idea that urbance is going for the same thing with the gender binary.
i could go on, but basically i need people to realize that urbance is a production that stars people of color, which means it’s already on thin ice. it’ll have an incredibly hard time finding networks or sponsors willing to take a chance on it, and it is nothing like any of the big network- and studio-produced shows (COUGHFROZENCOUGH) that people will defend to the death from any kind of criticism, warranted or not.
tl;dr when people crit urbance as a project they’re invested in, that they want to see improve and represent all kinds of genders and identities the best it can, that’s not harmful.
when people— e.g. MOGAI whites and even a shitton of poc (which, fuckin seriously guys?) shit all over urbance without any intention of supporting it and actively encourage people to boycott, all you’re doing is saying that you don’t give a shit about media representation for poc because you can get plenty of MOGAI representation elsewhere, starring actual white people so who needs urbance right??
go watch orphan black or someshit. just stop spreading misinformation about urbance and let the people who have a vested interest in seeing it come to fruition hold the crew accountable