aleheather week is finally here and i am GAY
*~ Aleheather Week ~*
- September 22 - Meeting the Parents/Family
A fanfic sequel to something I drew a while back. Heather deals with both Alejandro meeting her terror of a younger brother and an embarrassing old photo.
dear people of tumblr, i just want to let you know that this is not okay:
it really irks me when i see people who are outside of my culture/race/heritage/etc use day of the dead makeup and such as halloween costumes. i don’t attempt to speak for everyone, but i know i’m not alone in this.
dia del los muertos is not yours to borrow when it becomes convenient.
what it is: two day long celebration (november first and second) of life and death. it’s not a “trendy” or “creepy” holiday, it’s a serious time of the year in which we come together with our families and respect our dead. we visit graves, we make alters, we make offerings, we make delicious bread and sugar skulls, we respect our loved ones through our actions of affection.
what it is not: halloween.
when you paint your face in this way it is offensive.
there are many reasons why face paint is used during dia de los muertos, and making a fashion statement is absolutely not one of them. it is believed that people paint their faces in lieu of carrying their loved one’s skull to honor (and sometimes even to summon) them. there are also traditions of becoming a live skeleton as a means to mourn the dead while recognizing that you too shall die.
when you paint your face like a sugar skull to look cute and cultured, you are mocking my mexican traditions.
going through the dia de los muertos tag i see so many folks painted up like it’s the hip thing to do, and it’s not, not at all. i get that you are inspired~ by it, but you are actually doing a disservice to an entire group of people when you make yourself up like that.
so anyway, i just wanted to let you guys know.
Quick birthday thing I did for my Grandma. She’s the reason I am the huge geek that I am today, so here I tried to combine her three favourite games. I’m absolutely certain that she has logged more hours into City Folk than all my AC files combined…!
So I went to see The Boxtrolls today having been very excited about all of the publicity, the general theme of the film, and all of the posters I saw of what appeared to be same gender families.
I left the cinema in tears because of it. It’s very transmisogynist. I do not advise anyone, especially trans women, to see this film. I’ll explain why below.
TW FOR THE CONTENT BELOW. It contains spoilers and descriptions of transmisogyny.
Oh no. ;_; Oh, this is so disappointing. Fuck.
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