NO KILL I (glockgal) wrote,
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AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER

PUBLICITY
I'm serious guys - you really should write some emails to the press links listed here, because the more I think about the email I sent, the more lame my email sounds, hurr hurrr.

Make the cause sound good! The public needs to know! Help me out? I believe you can do it.

(And while you're in the letter-writing mood, aang_aint_white!)
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WHY THIS IS A GOOD FIGHT
Anyway, I'm crying a bit.. If you still think I'm overreacting to all of this, then read the following quote:

First --
ciderpress posts here:
During our early Christmas dinner this weekend, the oldest of the nephews, who is 13, brought up the subject of the incredibly white child actors that had been picked for the film version. The three of them were confused and disappointed but unable to articulate exactly why. Then the youngest, all of 7 years old, asked me whether this meant that he couldn't be Aang when he played Avatar with his friends from now on.
Then --
One of the most sensible You Tube appeals I've ever heard.


--Also a YouTube Avatar Audition of What could have been - Aang audition
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--- And the casting call for Aang. White or other? Well, now I know what category I fall into.


Finally --
An interesting story on how Disney's Maddy in 'The Frog Princess' became Tiana in 'The Princess and the Frog'.

I am making no commentary about the Disney uproar because I'd rather focus on the casting of Avatar; I'd appreciate if you didn't in my journal either. However, I'm pointing this story out because I'm really delighted to see that with enough outcry and a bit of help from the public media, even an evil corporation like Disney can attempt racial awareness. Even Disney! So anytime anyone tries to tell you "Uhhh so what, it won' make a difference, shu'up" etc, first disclaimer the story, then cite this example of normal people making change to Hollywood. I mean. DISNEY. IT CHANGED.
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POLITICAL CORRECTNESS
So I've heard the term 'politically correct' used a lot, and mostly it's used in a negative, mocking, irritated way. Similar to how the term 'feminist' also - for a large majority of people - implies negative connotations about women. It's really sad that both terms have become mired in such resentful, defensive, bitter politics, since both ideals were bent on promoting equality and understanding between people. Crimeny.

Well then! If 'PC' gives you such an ugly, resistant backlash because perhaps you feel too badass/edgy/non-conformist to be 'PC' (AKA humourless pansy), then try subscribing to 'awareness' and 'cultural sensitivity'. Many people loathe being seen as 'politically correct'; maybe it'll be better to be seen as 'aware'?

Awareness is a good thing. Embrace your awareness!
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MEME
And finally, because given my recent posts, I find this meme hilarious --
... PLAYED BY ...
Personality or race - you decide! Bonus points if you can find a actor who is capable of possessing both! (Hey Parminder Nagra!!! Anyone chooses Ashwarya Rai, I will LMAO).
Tags: avatar, avatar: the last airbender, the last airbender
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