The longer title? A Call to Action: Earthgirl and her blatant racism and the silencing tactics used to sweep this under the rug.
A trigger warning for extreme racism. And for me being a loose canon (shocker, I know).
Earthgirl (groovie-fr): Oh God. The SJW Corp. on dramarising strikes again.
I’m going to sound very racist here and I’m not sorry. AT ALL.
First off, I take great offense when I hear that gypsies are called ‘Romani’. No. They are NOT ‘Romani’ or ‘Rroma’ or whatever their stinky asses want to be called. Because of their newly-claimed name as the ‘Romani people’, Romanians are often mistaken for gypsies and suffer greatly from that.
Thankfully, eversince they went loose all over Europe (and even America, I hope) and caused problems, people started to wake up and notice the difference and realize that the oh-so-discriminated gypos are really a plague.
Romanians = white people, mostly civilized. Looking for work, studies, sightseeing. Educated for the most part. They have a culture and a country.
Gypsies(or ‘romani’ if you want) = not white(Indian), roam in large groups, impossible to civilize, stinky(allergic to soap), they mostly steal and destroy everything. Uneducated. They don’t really have a…culture.(tho, they probably did 100 years ago) They can’t fucking adapt anywhere!
'Gypsy' is not a racial slur. Gypsy is what gypsies have been called since the dawn of history. They came from India, just saying, incase some ignorants who don't see this don't already know it.
As for me being racist?
White people = I am one of them. Not judging.
Black people = totally okay with them. Exotic. They proved to be capable of adapting and being civilized.
Asians = kawaii little yellow people. *pats them*
Gypsies = KILL THEM WITH FIRE!
For those who don’t want to read, Lyth sums it up quite nicely in her response to this on Tumblr (which is how I found out about this, because I follow the people she insulted).
Lythiaren: If you don’t want to click in, she says in this post that she thinks Jazi is “exotic”, that Marri’s ancestors were “allergic to soap”, and I’m a “kawaii yellow [person]”.
Oh, and not quoted is the big attack on the Rroma people and how they should be “killed with fire”. I’m not kidding. It’s a direct quote, and having to type it out (as the original post has been deleted, I was thankfully given a screencap of her original post from another wonderful DC user). View it HERE and HERE
The correspondences from the Artist Section can be seen HERE, and were gathered by a wonderful Anon on tumblr, where this whole thing began. I recommend giving it a read. All are screencaps.
For those who don’t want to read the screencaps, or are unable to, Marri (Marrionetta), found the post and brought it to the attention of the Artists, many of whom are not white. Marri herself is not white, and is of Rromani descent. Jazi is Black. Lyth is Chinese.
When confronted about this, Earthgirl played it off as a joke, and “apologized” to Marri, but not Lyth or Jazi. She even posted an “apology” on her Tumblr, which was later edited to say “Happy early April fool’s!”.
The justified rage at Earthgirl’s racism was met with silencing tactics, as seen in the screencaps posted above, with those being told to “get over it” and to “treat each other nicely because they’re supposed to be friends” (I’m paraphrasing that last one, but it’s the gist of what was said). Friends or not, they are calling out offenses against their race and culture. “Friendship” does not mean “turn a blind eye when said friend does something wrong”.
The offended parties were warned—actually, no. Only Lyth was warned, initially (I have just been informed that one was put on Marri today). And she wasn’t even rude.
So, Lyth was warned, and then unwarned, and then warned again, and yesterday she was finally unwarned again.
Now, some of you are probably wondering, Kila, why are you doing this? Why are you making this so public?
Earthgirl needs to be held accountable for her actions. I am posting this to inform the public of what she has said, because DC has a global userbase, and many of our beloved members are Rromani, ie: the people she said deserved to die in a fire and are allergic to soap.
I am posting this to force TJ, not the mods, but TJ himself, to take action, instead of forcing neutrality.
I was held accountable for my actions off site. I had posted information regarding an issue that, at the time, was being discussed in the Artist Section on my dA in order to gain a broader range of viewpoints to the discussion. My actions held good intent. I knew what I was doing, and I accepted the consequences—and still do.
Much as Thrage (a staff member of Flight Rising) was forced to do when he made negative public comments about transgender, pansexuals, bisexuals (identity erasing), etc, Earthgirl needs to make a public apology. A real public apology, not an”I got caught being racist, don’t be mad it was a joke” “apology”.
A user sent me an ask on Tumblr explaining how they didn’t know how to handle the racist cluster that DC has become. My response?
Kila: Honestly, I don’t know what to do either. I removed myself from DC except for a few events, namely the Valentine ones.
If I were TJ, which I’m not, I would make EG apologize publicly on the forums and then completely cut her out of the Artist Section. DC has no room for people who are almost staff to be pulling shit like this. And then I’d remove all warns given, because how DARE those of the races insulted by her outlandish bigotry and ignorance be upset. You have every right to be upset by her words.
Exotic? Allergic to soap? Deserving to be killed by fire? Holy shit, if any regular member said that they’d probably be banned.
Again, I’m not TJ, but if he has a single shred of human compassion and dignity, he’d get rid of EG now. It’ll bring nothing but trouble and bad PR, which DC hardly needs any more of.
Earthgirl needs to be punished and held accountable for her actions, be it by expulsion from the artist section, removal of all unreleased sprites of hers off the list, or all of the above. DC should not be stroking the ego of a flat out racist by indulging her inferiority complex by releasing her sprites.
I am demanding that Earthgirl be permanently removed from the Artist Section for her comments, which are hurtful, ignorant, and dangerous.
Lythiaren: “There’s a world of difference between embracing diversity and the condescending sort of affection humans have for other animals.” Because calling black people “exotic” and coupling it with “capable of being civilized” is dehumanizing, and “kawaii” in reference to Asians is infantilising.
I am demanding that she publicly apologize on the forums.
I am demanding that any future sprites of hers be removed from release. Why?
Dragon Cave Artists hold special privileges that are akin to Mods. A special section just for themselves, being privy to information the average DC user doesn’t, etc. The Artists of DC are held in a similar regard to Mods. What they say has a huge impact on the userbase. Remember the Dove debacle? When she demanded all her sprites be removed? We are still suffering from her stunt to this very day, and that happened, gosh three or four years ago?
If a staff member had made those statements I would be here making this same post. Demanding their removal from the Mod Section.
These privilege are not a right, and Earthgirl should be stripped of them for her actions. Dragon Cave, with its globally diverse user base, does not deserve to be represented (I say this because she has more releases second to Dove) by a blatant, unapologetic racist. Dragon Cave cannot afford more negative PR, and TJ cannot afford to give her a slap on the wrist. Whether it’s a “stupid mistake” or not, she needs to be held accountable for her actions, and I would sooner eat dirt than see her get away with treating my friends—my family—like this.
We deserve better. We deserve to be upset and outraged by her actions and statements. We deserve the right to demand action against a toxic person.
"Nope", the anime.
Based on that hilarious text post.
i feel like this dress is sending a message but I’m not sure what it is
We DO need criticism of female characters but we also need support
And you can’t give real criticism if you’re blinded by your biases, if a character trait you’d love on a male character is a dealbreaker for a female one
If a character is never JUST a love interest or JUST there for sex appeal as a man, then spend a few minutes thinking about it before you put that label on a female character (why is Tauriel JUST a love interest for Kili instead of Kili being JUST a love interest for her?)
Accept that you’re coming from a place of bias too and figure out what those are.
Pacific Rim - For Love, For Family, For the One (by shadowfree99)
Wow this is not what I needed to see first thing in the morning. Ow my heart.
Confession: I’m like SUPER INTERESTED in dwarf/elf romance. Cmon, size difference/odd couples, what’s not to love? Only, I’d be MORE into it if they were both just a little less human-looking. Don’t give me this sexy-dwarf BS - they would be into each other BECAUSE they are so different. I think elves and dwarves just have a huge secret attraction for each other that it is just kind of taboo to mention. So they take it out by being mean to each other.
This was gonna be Tauriel and Kili (only Kili is a lady dwarf, as is my headcanon), but it could also be Legolas and Gimli. I mean, they’re both from races with very little sexual dimorphism, so they could be any combination of sex/gender you can think of with no visible difference. They’re going to build a combination cave house with treehouse tower so they can both be in their element and live happily ever after.
#I KNOW I’VE ALREADY LOST MY SHIT IN TAGS ABOUT THIS SCENE BUT#LAST TIME IT WAS ONLY THE LEGOLAS AND GIMLI BITS AND TBH I LIKE #FORGOT???? #ABOUT HOW IT’S ARAGORN THAT HAS TO KNOCK LEGOLAS’S BOW DOWN #AND BE LIKE ‘CHILL BRO’ #and it just makes me wonder #how many times poor aragorn has had to get in the middle of #a) legolas losing his shit because someone threatened gimli #b) gimli losing his shit because someone threatened legolas and #c) LEGOLAS AND GIMLI THREATENING EACH OTHER #like seriously how many fires do you think aragorn has stared into mournfully #while legolas and gimli sniped at each other in that we’re-arguing-totally-arguing-not-flirting-at-all #way they have #how many times has aragorn stepped into the middle of a barfight-to-be #to be like ’legolas that guy wasn’t calling gimli pint-sized he was ORDERING A PINT please say some soothing elvish words to your tits man’ #or #’gimli it was a blonde joke they weren’t talking about legolas specifically PUT THE AXE DOWN OH MY GOD’ #like seriously #after all that time traveling with them kinging must be such a relief #all these years aragorn dodged his destiny #but now that it’s here he’s like #oh. diplomacy. i can do this. #lucky thing i was trained by THE WORST PEOPLE I KNOW in diffusing NEEDLESSLY TENSE SITUATIONS
- I have been playing Dragon Age: Origins and just being carried away by a wave of enthusiam because IT’S GREAT IT’S SO GREAT
- Likewise, am also reading Mark Reads the Protector of the Small AND HOMG YES HOW COULD I HAVE FORGOTTEN HOW AMAZING IT IS I SRSLY NEED TO OWN MY OWN COPIES ALREADY GEEZ
- I’m trying to trick myself into making a ren’py game based on a particular setting of a game. It’s kind of working…
- I’m in season 6 of Doctor Who. I finally got the guts to get past the 10th Doctor’s…yes let’s not talk about that shall we. ;w;
- I just got the advanced copy of The Islands of Chaldea by Diana Wynne Jones and Ursula Jones. /forever weeping into my mug
- I have a burn scar on my shoulder. I forgot what for but I’m pretty sure it was dangerous things because yes.
- I want to shave my head one day. To see what that looks.
- There is a meeting. This upcoming week. Of the sister siblings. And it will be most tense and saddening I believe.
- I’ve actually been improving in cooking in terms of, “we have nothing in the cupboards that goes together well so after some thinking here is something that can be made and which is edible”
- I didn’t really do my last year’s new resolutions. OTL
Otomege pet peeve: When your love interest asks you what you want to do and you get these choices:
- I don’t know!
- What do you want to do?
- I am a real person with an opinion.
and #3 gives you the lowest affection result. Don’t ask me if you don’t want to know, jackass.