ugh lol mte tbh
On Going Blonde
AHHHH, YAS. I am also a natural dark-hair who just bleaches the whole thing, so this speaks to me. I like to think that it just filters out people who are intimidated or otherwise put-off by "dumb/frivolous/too party," but is it really their loss over mine? Is the hair color I chose mostly for hilarity depriving me of the secretly rewarding companionship of surly Morrissey-types?
@kimkrypto Take your sweet bread out of its sweet sack.
Oh Chloe Sevigny, you keep on keepin' on with your half-boots by Chip & Pepper, mock bonnet by Opening Ceremony, or your ironic coin skort by Obesity & Speed.
@katzenklavier @packetsuitcase I guess I'm a self-deprecator, 'cause do my best Eeyore voice and say wistfully, "Yeah, I've gotten that before."
> "It's important to me that I am not white, and yet, it feels illegitimate and indulgent of me to identify as such."
THIS, THIS SO MUCH. Thanks for putting into words what I haven't been able to for most of my conscious life. I'm also an Amelia Smith--half-Japanese, entirely white-looking, born and raised in Tokyo but attended an American school, went to college stateside and am currently living in Chicago. I've always struggled with whether or not I look/act/am "Japanese enough," whether it's because I don't look like my mom, or felt treated differently from the few Japanese friends I had, or have ceased to have practically any Japanese friends.
Like, if the only time I'm "actively Japanese" is when I'm cooking for myself or talking to my mom, and to the rest of the people in my life I'm basically a white person, am I really a culturally-determined "Japanese person?" Besides my bloodline, is there really anything that separates me from those ridiculous Tumblr "transethnic" types? Like, what are your reactions to that phenomenon? Is my ~decision~ to insist on considering myself a Japanese person any less frivolous and delusional than any other white person's decision to call themselves a Japanese person, since I'm white-looking and American-acting and in many ways the opposite of the Japanese stereotype?
I don't know, and I don't really know how to deal with all those internal race/ethnicity/nationality/family/identity issues besides to cry/fume silently/talk to some weed/navel-gaze on Hairpin about it!
@Lu2 Oh, THAT lot! Okay. I haven't been paying attention either, but I think it might be fenced off for a future development?
@Lu2 Hah, I've only been in Chicago for just over 2 years so I don't know of the Dominick's fire you reference! Chicago is hardly in my blood (yet). I just apparently spend a lot of time looking out the window of the southbound 36.
@Lu2 OMG, CALLED IT. http://goo.gl/maps/UP4LP Really impressed with my knowledge of East Lakeview geography right now.
@Lu2 I'm thinking the picture is taken looking east (towards the lake) on Belmont, so that's possibly one of the lakefront high-rises? Time to Google Earth this shit.
Is that pic the Chipotle at Belmont and Broadway?