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  1. Comment on When Asian Women Are Harassed for Marrying Non-Asian Men in ~life

    Shiga Link Parent
    The general consensus is that white men tend to be taller than Asian men, but that still doesn't directly answer your question (which is a good one!). If you would like me to find alternative...

    The general consensus is that white men tend to be taller than Asian men, but that still doesn't directly answer your question (which is a good one!). If you would like me to find alternative sources fielding this question, I can eventually.

    Otherwise, I can link you to two studies regarding online dating communities/online opinions of sub communities: One talking about online dating preferences and Two, about racism and sexism on the internet.

    These studies are pretty interesting to look at and I think they can be fairly eye-opening to its audience, depending on level of previous exposure to the topic.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on When Asian Women Are Harassed for Marrying Non-Asian Men in ~life

    Shiga Link Parent
    Not much. I think the better goal really is to look at how the mainstream media is portraying role models of Asian Americans. Because of how hard Asian American men are emasculated in modern film,...

    However, if an Asian woman or woman in general is more attracted to another race, what can she really do about it?

    Not much. I think the better goal really is to look at how the mainstream media is portraying role models of Asian Americans. Because of how hard Asian American men are emasculated in modern film, it is so much easier to teach younger Asian girls to think "oh, ew, they're not handsome. I really like the handsome star though!" (aka, the main character who is more than likely white). This kind of calls into hand for needing more AA writers and directors who can write, relate, and understand how an Asian character would act.

    A really good example of positive AA male representation is Glenn Rhee, portrayed by Steve Yeun on The Walking Dead. His character broke beyond multiple stereotypes: he wasn't submissive, his identity didn't revolve around a generic nerdy character, he actively took charge and leadership roles in the show, earned the respect of all of his peers, showed he was a sharp and cunning individual, he was fit, and he married a white (meaning non-Asian) woman. It completely destroyed the whole dynamic of previous stereotypes that humanized AA men and I think more media outlets should do that. If we see more films of this character archetype (or at least more variance), it villainizes AA men less so and those kids/teens watching that content growing up can view them just as highly as any other male. We just need to break old stereotypes and pave way for new perspectives to teach open-mindedness.

    Anyway, you absolutely did not cause any offense, so please don't feel obligated to apologize! Let me know if you have more questions. I haven't checked Tildes until now, so that's why I replied so late, haha.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on When Asian Women Are Harassed for Marrying Non-Asian Men in ~life

    Shiga Link Parent
    Hey there, stepping in as an Asian American man to provide my own personal insight. As a disclaimer, I do not participate or browse /r/hapas or /r/aznidentity or /r/aznmasculinity. I regularly...

    Hey there, stepping in as an Asian American man to provide my own personal insight. As a disclaimer, I do not participate or browse /r/hapas or /r/aznidentity or /r/aznmasculinity. I regularly browse and participate in /r/asianamerican, which is a more grounded Asian American community that talks about AA issues from all facets, including confronting the issues of villainizing AFWM relationships.

    It should definitely be acknowledged and confronted that treating AA women as commodities is completely wrong, and shaming them for dating non-Asians is wrong as well. I am not disputing this.

    However, I do have to highlight that internal racism is a large issue in the AA community. There are plenty of AA women that date any race, sure. However, there is an abnormally large amount of AA women that strictly date white men or strictly do not date Asian men. You can see plenty of this in statistics that you can pull from dating sites or studies performed that you can find in academic journals. I can share a few as well. Part of the problem is that there are AA women who say all Asian men are ugly, or dating an Asian man is like dating their brother. That's clearly racist and it's not commonly spoken about.

    I can tell you that I have 5 cousins that are women.

    Guess how many of them married an Asian man? Zero.

    Guess how many of them dated an Asian man at one point in time? One.

    The 4 of them that never dated Asian men all share the same sentiment that Asian men are ugly, nerdy, or un-dateable. It's baseless and racist. This can't be disputed. You can have preferences, but not on these grounds.

    We shouldn't let AFWM-hating extremists detract away from the problem that currently exists, which is that there is a prevalent existence of internalized racism that exists with Asian Americans, more so than any other race. There is nothing more dehumanizing than stereotyping an entirely large group of people (Asian men) to being perceived as lesser human than anyone else.

    Thanks for reading. I'm fine with fielding any questions you may have.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Hey ~comp, what's your current project? [2] in ~comp

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    Currently learning Unity in college. We've been doing a lot of tutorial projects, but our final project is essentially hands-off and we have actual freedom. The main stage for the final project...

    Currently learning Unity in college.

    We've been doing a lot of tutorial projects, but our final project is essentially hands-off and we have actual freedom. The main stage for the final project isn't there yet, but I really want to make a Mega Man X clone with modern Unity particle effects and backgrounds akin to Octopath Traveler. I've been so busy with my job and five other classes, but I've really been dying to get started on a project like this as soon as possible.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on AMC Networks’ Plan to Make ‘Walking Dead’ Live Forever; 10-year plan for movies, new TV series in ~tv

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    A huge part of the allure of The Walking Dead is having hope that they'll one day be able to be free of their nightmare. Endless cliffhangers and making the show live forever shits all over that....

    A huge part of the allure of The Walking Dead is having hope that they'll one day be able to be free of their nightmare. Endless cliffhangers and making the show live forever shits all over that.

    Most people don't watch because they want to see their favorite characters keep dying. They watch because they want to see them be happy in the end (at least, that's what I used to watch it for). What a shame AMC runs this show instead of HBO or Netflix.

    8 votes
  6. Comment on Netflix planning live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender with original creators in ~tv

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    This both great news, but worth being skeptical about still. With the original Bryke combo having more involvement in the production of a live action adaptation, I have no doubt that they have a...

    This both great news, but worth being skeptical about still.

    With the original Bryke combo having more involvement in the production of a live action adaptation, I have no doubt that they have a clear vision of how they want a live action version done right. However, from my experiences with Netflix and Asian representation, I feel they've had a history of whitewashing or misrepresentation across a few different Netflix originals like Iron Fist (and I'm not talking about Danny Rand), To All the Boys I Loved, Bojack's representation of Vietnamese people that aren't Diane, and Death Note, to name a few.

    I'm hoping they stay more faithful to the animated show's representation of Eastern culture and not just make it another case of white characters fully embedded in Eastern cladded clothing and martial arts. I undoubtedly believe that the live action reboot can be done much better if using Asian Americans with great reception.

    5 votes
  7. Comment on How do you prevent burnout? in ~life

    Shiga Link Parent
    Thanks, Bucky. I appreciate it! I haven't even had time to speak often in the Slack for a while either, nor have I touched video games for a good amount of time. Perhaps I need a change of pace...

    Thanks, Bucky. I appreciate it!

    I haven't even had time to speak often in the Slack for a while either, nor have I touched video games for a good amount of time. Perhaps I need a change of pace for a bit.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on How do you prevent burnout? in ~life

    Shiga Link Parent
    Thanks for sharing your story. It's funny how we both were thinking about burnout and managed to cross paths today. I love your reminder about positivity. Mostly because I've been highly eager...

    Thanks for sharing your story. It's funny how we both were thinking about burnout and managed to cross paths today.

    I love your reminder about positivity. Mostly because I've been highly eager within my classes and with being able to have the potential of taking so much out of them. The fear of losing it all might be what drives me insane, but I should remember that I took them because they bring me joy to the opportunities I have presented to me. I suppose it's the little things like that which help us reminder to keep moving. And a little bit of positivity can really be what pushes us to move forward in a fulfilling way.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on How do you prevent burnout? in ~life

    Shiga Link Parent
    Thanks for sharing. So how do you feel now, 12 years later? What are your energy levels? How is your motivation or self-actualization? Where do you feel fulfilled within your life, be it large or...

    Thanks for sharing. So how do you feel now, 12 years later? What are your energy levels? How is your motivation or self-actualization? Where do you feel fulfilled within your life, be it large or small?

    If you could manage to shake off your burnout, what would be the first thing you'd do with your newfound energy?

    3 votes
  10. Comment on How do you prevent burnout? in ~life

    Shiga Link Parent
    Thanks for your comment--it means a lot. I find myself feeling overwhelmed every time I go to check off an item or add an item to my planner list. I become worried about skipping readings from the...

    Thanks for your comment--it means a lot.

    I find myself feeling overwhelmed every time I go to check off an item or add an item to my planner list. I become worried about skipping readings from the textbook because I fear that I may be missing on crucial information that could help develop my skills and myself further. I suppose it's the concern of falling behind and thinking of the idea of letting things like that pile up is...pressuring.

    I do like the idea of re-prioritization and studying flexibility, however. I would look at most of my checkboxes as equal value because I had the mentality that I wanted to get all of them done by the end of the week. In the end, it's not realistic or feasible without sacrificing sleep or running on low brainpower. I'll try and focus on what I consider most important first and tackle the smaller things later, I suppose.

    3 votes
  11. Heyo guys, Long story short, I'm a college student in his final semester right now. I've gone through many different phases of my college life between not being sure of my future, wanting to take...

    Heyo guys,

    Long story short, I'm a college student in his final semester right now. I've gone through many different phases of my college life between not being sure of my future, wanting to take advantage of my last point in life of youth, trying to grow up and learn to be a competent adult at home, trying to grow up and learn to be a competent adult in the workforce, and everything else in between. Right now, I'm coming off of a summer where I took 9 credits and managed to get As in all three classes while also feeling very accomplished that I felt I've taken many valuable skills and lessons away from those classes.

    At the moment, I am taking 18 credits for this Fall semester, sitting at six classes and I'm finally happy that I'm able to be taking a lot of productive and worthwhile classes in my major. I love all of my classes and professors so far and I'm very eager to learn and continue developing myself to be the person I want to be. However, my concern is the heavy burnout that I feel is imminent within a few weeks to a month, as I'm already beginning to feel it come on within the last two weeks.

    How do I deal with this or prevent it? How do you personally handle situations where you uphold a lot of responsibility to yourself and you want to keep in top form? Personal stories, experiences, advice, and all of the above are welcome.

    24 votes
  12. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? in ~anime

    Shiga Link
    I've been rewatching Gurren Lagaan and it's been highly entertaining. I haven't seen it in maybe...5 years?

    I've been rewatching Gurren Lagaan and it's been highly entertaining. I haven't seen it in maybe...5 years?

    1 vote
  13. Comment on What are the "scents of your people?" in ~talk

    Shiga Link Parent
    People enjoy putting down other people to make themselves feel higher. Dehumanizing other ethnicities, and further your own on a pedestal.

    People enjoy putting down other people to make themselves feel higher. Dehumanizing other ethnicities, and further your own on a pedestal.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - banning for bad-faith/trolling behavior in ~tildes.official

    Shiga Link
    I’m totally supportive of this. The way Tildes works is heavily on a trust system. When you ask to be invited and are granted an invite code, you’re being trusted that you’re going to be a...

    I’m totally supportive of this.

    The way Tildes works is heavily on a trust system. When you ask to be invited and are granted an invite code, you’re being trusted that you’re going to be a productive member of the community. You are being trusted you’re reading the mission statement of the site and how the site is going to be planned to run. You are being trusted to be responsible and respect these rules in place.

    Regardless of whether or not this user came in through a supplemented invite code or directly by Deimos, he should have known what to expect the moment he was told to read the community rules when he joined.

    Either way, totally fine with the permanent ban. After modding /r/leagueoflegends for two years, you learn that there really are just some people who you know don’t change and won’t change for the better.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Amazon has too many ways of watching you now in ~tech

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    Sorry, but is this actually a thing? Or were all of those examples in the article just exhibiting the potential that a Home Smart device could have? Either way, it's still quite terrifying to be...

    Looking away from the ad you’re being served on a video-streaming service? Amazon cameras could see and pause it until you look back.

    Sorry, but is this actually a thing? Or were all of those examples in the article just exhibiting the potential that a Home Smart device could have?

    Either way, it's still quite terrifying to be heading down a path that seems to easily go down as dystopic. I'm not one to usually feel like technology is deterministic, but these are some damn real concerns that we're throwing our lives and lifestyles to fit around these things that are supposed to enhance our experiences.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on What are you trying to accomplish this week? in ~talk

    Shiga Link Parent
    Hey, I just got back in last week. Going really light (I used to run in high school but fell off since college) and it's been tough. My pain tolerance is not as good as it used to be, but I'm...

    Hey, I just got back in last week. Going really light (I used to run in high school but fell off since college) and it's been tough. My pain tolerance is not as good as it used to be, but I'm eager on working on getting to the best shape of my life. Motivation is thinking about how far back I've regressed and how I don't want to stay here.

    Good luck!

  17. Comment on Name a cool, mostly unknown feature of your OS of choice in ~tech

    Shiga Link Parent
    Ah, super useful. Thanks!

    typing cmd or powershell in the address bar of explorer opens cmd or powershell in that directory you are in

    Ah, super useful. Thanks!

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Am I just experiencing some strong selection bias, or are games holding our hands way too much lately? in ~games

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    It's an old video now, but wholly relevant to this topic nonetheless: I highly recommend watching Egoraptor's Sequelitis video where he compares Mega Man and Mega Man X. His whole premise is that...

    It's an old video now, but wholly relevant to this topic nonetheless: I highly recommend watching Egoraptor's Sequelitis video where he compares Mega Man and Mega Man X. His whole premise is that compared to games these days that present new types of gameplay to an audience, Mega Man X teaches players by doing, not by tutorials or messy button layout pages. It really is a wonderful video that just barely touches the surface on what makes good game design.

    6 votes
  19. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tv

    Shiga Link Parent
    8-Bit Music Theory is fantastic. I've learned a lot from him (though many things still go over my head) as someone with no education on music theory whatsoever.

    8-Bit Music Theory is fantastic. I've learned a lot from him (though many things still go over my head) as someone with no education on music theory whatsoever.

  20. Comment on So, what should our demonym be? in ~talk

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    I'm totally down with just being called Tildes users. I don't think we need a demonym.

    I'm totally down with just being called Tildes users. I don't think we need a demonym.

    5 votes