Message from Stephen - TX in Nice Respectable People Group #general
so you just stop showing up to class?
Technically the other girl was half Japanese and half Bengali
how'd that happen?
Nah that class started with 6, she and I were the only two that passed.
Idk. Wonder what it’s like being your own ethnic group.
Alright, here's how weird the day is: Pewdiepie goes on for a solid ~5 minutes about Yukio Mishima
He also says Fahrenheit 451 is a bad book.
Pewds is making it a tough sell rn
every time my sister talks about "good schools" I am tempted to say "you mean white schools, right?" but I think if I said that she might send her kids to the ghetto school where I work just to show me she's "not racist" -_-
Pewds is wrong on another count: The Cat in the Hat is CLEARLY inferior to Yurtle the Turtle
I love that he is recommending Mishima. One of the first things that comes up online is his nationalism
oh, uh, he also talks about a book written by a Holocaust survivor
If there were a spectrum of /ourguy/-ness to the opposite, he’s more our /our guy/ than not
I'm not so sure about that
I didn’t used to think so. Lately I’m more convinced he’s def more controversial than he lets on
Well more controversial, sure.
But he is not /ourguy/ and it's dangerous to rush out there and start projecting our beliefs onto others
Unless you all can read minds
'cause I can't do that yet.
This spectrum I’m imagining is pretty wide
Pewds does what he's gotta do in his position. I think not unequivocally bowing to the system is pretty good for someone so high profile. I love that lyric in his T-Series diss video: "I'm a blue-eyes white dragon, while you're just dark magician, oof"
I can’t imagine he goes to japan, reads a nationalist’s books, and wonders why it’s a nice place
He probably goes there, gets stared at a bunch and wonders, "why do they look at me so weird?"
"Is it because I'm the world's most famous youtuber?"
If you go to Japan, get stared at, and don't immediately realize it's because you are not Japanese, you are not very observant.
I think "not very observant" is a good descriptor for a lot of people
My Dad dated a Japanese woman when he was stationed there. She would question why he was with her when he could get a woman with blue eyes and the like. They kinda worship the European phenotype.
I am 6'9" and didn't feel stared at in Osaka, Kyoto or even Kanazawa.
I had to get real rural for a reaction
Wood, that's because they thought you were a fuckin' giant (you are)
Big if true
Bruh I think you were taller than a good 99% of the native population
taller than 99% of people in general
Their anime looks like us
The Asians that did freak out (I guess Japanese are too polite) were South Asians living in Japan. Several Thais, Phillipinos, Viets and Laos approached me.
Did they think you were someone famous?
And not wealthy
I'm going to Asia this summer for a few weeks