Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki(2013)
This movie this movie this movie this movie this movie!
will watch this movie today
Rebloging again because YESSSS
If you haven’t seen this movie.
Watch this movie
"i wouldn’t want to date a bi person bc they’d be twice as likely to cheat on me!" are you. are you 12
Ok guys can we have a chat about coding?
Coding is when characteristics of certain people/groups are applied to entities in media, oftentimes nonhuman characters. This is often a sort of subtle allegory to make a point or present a counterpart in a fantasy setting. Sometimes it takes the form of “monster culture,” where these stereotypical characteristics are applied to villains to demonize certain groups (you see this a lot with villains who take on stereotypical traits of marginalized groups such as LGBT people, or Jewish people for example). Sometimes it’s simply allegory.
Let’s look at these images as examples. Garnet is an alien with brown skin, an afro, and voiced by black english singer Estelle. So, it’s clear to see she’s coded as a black woman in spite of being an alien. The picture next to that is from the PBS kids show Arthur, portraying two characters in Senegal. They’re clearly animals, but they’re also Senegalese, so it can be inferred they’re coded as black Africans. They are relatives of another character on the show, The Brain, who is a bear. But in the show, he has family in Africa, and celebrates kwanzaa. It can be inferred he’s black as well.
Then Sagwa. This is about a family of siamese cats who lives in China sometime around the era of the Qing dynasty (I believe). They work for a magistrate and make calligraphy with their tails. They’re cats, but are coded by their environment and characterization as being Chinese.
And the list goes on (The Between the Lions lions being African, Rosita and Quetzal being Mexican, etc)
So there’s a problem when you see a character like Garnet and go “she’s not black, she’s a gem!” Sure, in a literal sense. But she’s clearly CODED as a black woman.
This ALSO plays into why you can’t arbitrarily assign certain coding to certain things and not take context and connotations into account.
I hope this made sense.
an understadable issue but!! i say mexican specifically for a reason
quetzal is named after the Aztec deity quetzalcoatl and has been referred to as having mexican coding on other sites such as the show’s wikipedia page. and if memory serves the show’s two main human characters are also canonically mexican.
rosita is much more clear cut, specifically stated in sesame street canon to be a monster who comes from mexico.
thank u for this
i think this could be useful for the people who is not totally sure about spend their money in this movie, it has their good and bad points, but generally is a great movie, so please, let’s show them that “An Hispanic story” can be as good as any other one, or even better!.
Former Ghibli animator Hiroshi Shimizu will be the animation director of canadian “Urbance” TV series.
But the project still need support on Kickstarter :
Yep, I seem to like the triangle cartoon too :/ #gravityfalls #inktober
Pls don’t ship the evil demonic triangle with the 12 year old boy OMF
i WANT AN OTAMATONE THEYRE SO ANNOYING
I am obligated to reblog this on the grounds that it is insanely annoying and I want it.
oh my god. i cannot stop laughing
oh my god they’re really cute and i;m laughing so hard
The top comment on the YouTube video says all you need to know: