Real - Takehiko Inoue
A comic about bullying that made me cry in the office this morning…
if you’ve not already read it, you should.
Wow, I’m just gonna casually reblog this because I’m pretty much going through the same thing myself.
Being bullied and mainly shunned because I can’t speak up for myself, ahaha…
brownpuffball asked: Hello Miss Isaia, I read that rant of yours on Euro-centric high fantasy and I was wondering if you've ever seen the work of Dinosaurusgede? She's an Indonesian artist on dA who has recently started a fantasy series which incorporates the folktales and traditions of Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Technically it's counted as a Hetalia doujinshi but it's worth giving a look. I hope you have a good day.
Before reading your note, I had not heard of her, so I checked out her doujinshi, Maaf, and at first I was like:
“Uh…How is something like a Hetalia doujinshi going to manage addressing the uglier side of history with non western colonized countries with chibi anthropomorphized anime characters lol, hmm I don’t know if this is something I’m going to regret checking out-“
But then I was like LEARNING ABOUT UNKNOWN HISTORY AND SHE CONSULTED WITH ACTUAL PEOPLE OF FILIPINO/ARRERNTE/YOLNGU HERITAGE FOR ISSUES LIKE the Spanish colonization of the Philippines, and the Aboriginal Stolen Generations and it wasn’t gross or inappropriate (as far as I know??)
Like holy crap, I didn’t know that Northern Australian Aboriginal language was influenced by Malay languages before the British Fleet arrival
And I didn’t know that the Philippines before the Spanish Colonization was called “The Namayan Kingdom” according to Malay scholars/?!?!?!? WAT
HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THIS IS THAT GOOD?!?!?! WHAAAAAT
This is fantastic, thank you for recommending this to me! Probably now one of my favorites and quality fanworks. I like how it makes use of Hetalia as a vessel to educate people about this history, using that style? I WILL TAKE IT and will definitely look at the rest of her art/comics!