Let me explain why this is really important: Because it takes a lesson every other show teaches you and corrects it.
Most shows will say “Be yourself! Then girls will love you for you and you will have so many girlfriends! So many!”
It’s another disappointing message to young boys that teaches them they are entitled to women. That “hey just be you and you get girls, neat!”
Tino’s mom takes the time to say “No, be yourself because yourself is who you should be. It won’t necessarily get you girls, some of them still won’t be interested but the most important thing is you like yourself.”
That’s a great message and if he follows through with it, it is likely to make him far more interesting as a romantic partner.
Here’s a fun thing you learn when you study literature: the western canon is not universally beloved. Those books are not the Truth any more than the New York Post is skilled journalism. The main reason they’re held in such high esteem is because they were written by boring white dudes with rage fantasies and boring white dudes with rage fantasies also happen to be largely in charge of deciding which books are deemed classics and taught forever in the American school system.
So if your boyfriend tells you he loves Kerouac then you tell your boyfriend Kerouac was a fucking second rate hack who wrote Beat style because he didn’t have the skill or talent to write any other way, which is probably also why he just copied every adolescent male wanderlust story since the beginning of time. That shit’s derivative and boring.
Finally it seems I can show a little bit more about the artbook I’m in *_*
still close up WIP of an illustration I’m doing for a collaborative fashion themed artbook. A soon as I can, I will share new information about it : )
I did a self-portrait for my artist’s bio in the Splendidly Evil zine and ended up looking like the Professor’s out-of-lab kid.
Batgirl - New Costume
I just thought about that last post and LITERALLY STARTED FANNING MYSELF LIKE A LOVESTRUCK CARTOON.
A quick doodle of a sharkdude OC for lucabella
I had to put my yaoi goggles on.
Personal page of a certain doodler and casual webcomicker.
Lots of oppression discourse, magical girls, illustration, and comics.
I know it looks like it's mostly pictures and doodles sometimes, but seriously just go follow my art tumblr (conveniently located under the "Pages" tab) if that's what you're looking for because I am going to blog about oppression a lot and will not be feeling inclined to personally or gently usher anyone into a conversation for which they have no context.