The Murasakian

Feel free to ask me questions. Have a nice day!

murasakiyugata asked: Hey! What'd you think of the latest episode?

honeyed-rose:

I’m not fully sure, I think I’m still digesting it. Honestly I was a bit disappointed? I guess I wanted it to have more meat, more substance. What did you think?

Going section by section:

The part with Chad, I liked.  I enjoy hearing the Faceless Old Woman and I loved the shout-out to bronies.  The whole thing had a sort of…well, I probably shouldn’t say Lovecraftian feel, because Joseph hates him but…well, I liked it.

The part with Michelle, I wasn’t a big fan of.  There are characters you “love to hate” and then there are characters who are just flat-out unlikable by any means.  That’s what sets Michelle a part from a character like, say, Lauren.  Lauren is delightfully evil.  Michelle is insufferable.

Loved the part with Steve.  The fact that he’s a sympathetic character is nothing new, but I didn’t realize that he was so aware of how much of an outcast he is and how much he’s willing to sacrifice for what he believes in.

torikhasafreezeray:

murasakiyugata:

I made Steve Carlsberg in The Sims™ 4 Create A Sim Demo.

wait can you share?
then my simself can hug him when I get the game
and then I can mostly kinda hug Steve Carlsberg
he needs that hug

Aw, that’s sweet!  Is there a sharing option in the demo?

torikhasafreezeray:

murasakiyugata:

I made Steve Carlsberg in The Sims 4 Create A Sim Demo.

wait can you share?

then my simself can hug him when I get the game

and then I can mostly kinda hug Steve Carlsberg

he needs that hug

Aw, that’s sweet!  Is there a sharing option in the demo?

LET’S EAT!
(Made using The Sims™ 4 Create A Sim Demo.)

LET’S EAT!

(Made using The Sims 4 Create A Sim Demo.)

Anonymous asked: why do you say not to use the term 'white passing'? my cousins are technically mixed race, like me, but they look 100% white, so they pass as white??

honeyed-rose:

videntefernandez:

Just talking from my own experiences. I’ve been called white passing in an accusatory way, as if I was completely exempt from experiencing discrimination, or just because my skin is lighter I’m magically white, which is wrong and stupid. But I won’t talk about my personal stuff.

Mainly I feel like it plays on stereotypes, like I’m not brown enough to conform to their “typical view” of what Mexicans are supposed to look like? What is a white? What is a Latino? Because I know for a fact that Mexicans can have blonde hair and blue eyes and still be fully Latinos. and I think being called white passing is dismissive of that.

I mean obviously you don’t mind it, which is fine, but people who use it generally use it in a negative way. Like a few months ago when that girl was cosplaying Carlos and she was bullied out of tumblr for being “white passing” even though she explicitly said she was Latina? It was a well known case. You know. Anyway shit like that just kinda bothers me.

basically when white tumblr users say someone of color is “white passing” what they are really saying is “I have a narrow, stereotypical and racist viewpoint of other cultures, and I think that since I spend all my time reblogging posts about people of color I get to judge the experience of actual people of color from other cultures.”

I made Steve Carlsberg in The Sims™ 4 Create A Sim Demo.

I made Steve Carlsberg in The Sims 4 Create A Sim Demo.

meveret asked: Cecil is doing a show and Lauren just walks in, glares daggers at him before slipping into the bathroom. Five minutes later she emerges with the same cold stare, dragging the broken Daniel out. Cecil calls for an intern to stop her but they die. Oh well. I'm sure nothing bad can come of that!

videntefernandez:

"Cecil calls for an intern to stop her but they die."

XD

thebdelliumlady asked: Either Steve is psychic or schizophrenic. It actually sounds a lot like a mild form of something in the schizoid spectrum, they way he was describing what he sees. Add in the paranoia - warranted though it may be - and it sure sounds like paranoid schizophrenia. Just sayin'.

videntefernandez:

I wouldn’t know about that, but it still agrees with my headcanon that he’s the only logical person in Night vale and the only one who REALLY knows what’s going on

The basic concept of Night Vale is that it’s a place where all conspiracy theories are true.  So in a setting like that, it’s probably going to be someone with paranoid schizophrenia who will understand the truth of the world and maybe try to convince people of what’s really going on.  But of course, in Night Vale, the truth isn’t valued - it’s downright condemned - which makes Steve an outcast for going against social norms.  Just as how, in our world, mentally ill people can be shunned for saying things that go against our society’s conventional wisdom and norms.  And I imagine the potential frustration and loneliness and feelings of being misunderstood are similar if not identical, regardless of whether or not a person’s sincere beliefs are objectively true.

This whole segment puts us in a potentially interesting position as an audience.  We understand that a lot of what Steve’s saying is probably factually true.  The authors, in a sense, put us in his shoes.  So maybe this segment is, in part, an attempt to give members of the audience who have never been dismissed or antagonized because of their perceptions of reality a small insight into what it could be like for those who have?

Anonymous asked: why do you say not to use the term 'white passing'? my cousins are technically mixed race, like me, but they look 100% white, so they pass as white??

videntefernandez:

Just talking from my own experiences. I’ve been called white passing in an accusatory way, as if I was completely exempt from experiencing discrimination, or just because my skin is lighter I’m magically white, which is wrong and stupid. But I won’t talk about my personal stuff.

Mainly I feel like it plays on stereotypes, like I’m not brown enough to conform to their “typical view” of what Mexicans are supposed to look like? What is a white? What is a Latino? Because I know for a fact that Mexicans can have blonde hair and blue eyes and still be fully Latinos. and I think being called white passing is dismissive of that.

I mean obviously you don’t mind it, which is fine, but people who use it generally use it in a negative way. Like a few months ago when that girl was cosplaying Carlos and she was bullied out of tumblr for being “white passing” even though she explicitly said she was Latina? It was a well known case. You know. Anyway shit like that just kinda bothers me.

kateordie:

A collection of all of the things I have designed for Welcome to Night Vale, so far. You can buy several of them through their official shop HERE, and the shows can be found on BANDCAMP.

I mention it because I’m working on more as we speak…

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themelissar1:

Let’s Celebrate!
some chibi styled Foxy and Chica

themelissar1:

Let’s Celebrate!

some chibi styled Foxy and Chica