Hello everyone and welcome to something new I think I’m going to do: Let’s Ramble. It’s going to be where I write about whatever the hell I want and see what happens. Will it be personal life, gaming, Star Wars, all of these, or none of these? We’ll both find out.
I have a lot of opinions and people may or may not agree with them. I feel like sometimes I can’t have open conversations but since I need to or else I will explode – this is my way of doing that.
On the agenda for today: Black Ariel, trying to gain an audience, and more. But definitely those two subjects at the least.
Because for some reason, a fictional being can’t be black. I understand wanting her to look like the cartoon – believe me, I do. The Little Mermaid is one of my favorite Disney films and I am looking forward to seeing her come to life – regardless of the color of her damn skin.
Some of the best arguments I’ve seen towards this are “mermaids can’t be black” or “black people don’t have red hair!!” which are post actually ridiculous. First of all – MERMAIDS ARE NOT REAL, therefore they can be black, white, tan, blue, purple, etc. IT DOESN’T MATTER. Second, nobody has fire truck red hair naturally. Sorry to burst your bubble on that one, racists.
Maybe it’s because I am fortunate enough to not be a pea-brained close-minded person, but I do not understand what the HELL the problem is with Ariel being black. Isn’t that what we’ve been trying to do to begin with? More diversity in Hollywood? We’re getting what we want (slowly) so what the fuck is everyone’s problem??
I’ve seen people be like “i’m all for diversity but no” – if you’re saying that then you are not all for diversity. Yes, I have seen people say things like that in comments of articles. People who very well claim to want a more diverse Hollywood saying that the casting isn’t right.
Another one I’ve seen is people saying they can’t make Ariel black because she’s already an existing white character. This one I understand – don’t agree with it, but understand. Again, this goes back to the wanting more diversity in Hollywood but complaining when we get it.
I for one, and PUMPED to see what Halle Bailey does with the role. I’m sure she was picked for a reason and I can’t wait to see the movie.
And for people saying “She’s not the right one, ZENDAYA should have been cast!!” – you are still part of the problem. Let someone else besides Zendaya shine god dammit.
Gaining an Audience
The thing that has been literally on my mind lately nonstop. Because aparently I suck at trying to do this. I know it’s supposed to be difficult and it is not easy – but god dammit I wish there was a step-by-step how to on how to do it.
I’ve been doing this for a while now and yet I am barely breaking 100. I am stuck at 97 (for now pls help me I am desperate) and it has taken me a very long time to even get there when other people seem to get there quicker.
I share my work, I interact with others. The fuck am I doing wrong?!?
And I know I said in a previous post that I will stop comparing myself to other and that I need to stop doing that but that’s been bull shit so far. Of course I’m going to compare myself to others because there are others out there who either started earlier than I that are doing better than me or just others out there that I aspire to be.
It’s human nature to compare ourselves to other. We’re going to do it even if we don’t mean to do it, so I’m just going to accept the fact that it is going to happen and keep on chugging along.
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