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creepykuroneko:

I know people feel the need to scream cultural appropriation whenever they see someone who is white participating in something outside of their culture (and more disturbing even attacking people ARE apart of said culture for taking part in their own culture). Now I’m here to talk about the plus side of white Americans embracing other peoples cultures more. I am a Latina who grew up in a mainly Hispanic community. So I grew up surrounded by my Mexican culture.
Ever since I moved to the Midwest though, I rarely get to see or talk to other Mexicans. Its not that I have a preference of what race I want to interact with, but sometimes I do get a little homesick not being around my culture.
Lately I have been noticing an increase in Latin American food, aesthetics, and culture around me. I think this is largely due to many Americans jumping on the Dia de lod Muertos bandwagon. This makes me really happy to be honest!
I can find authentic Mexican food in the stores so I can cook homemade meals that my mom used to make me when I was kid! <3 I have noticed an increase in Day of the Dead aesthetics everywhere I go and I couldn’t be more happy.  I am the only none white person who lives in this neighborhood! No one on this block will say hi to me when I say hi to them. I never see any Mexicans (and almost no black people) when I go grocery shopping here in this town.
So when I see a cute little calavera somewhere I get supper excited and think about the fun times I used to have. I know that once again I’ll be celebrating Dia de los Muertos by myself here and that is ok. At less I can find proper ingredients to make a more traditional meal and I can have cute little ornaments that remind me of home so I don’t feel so lonely.
So the next time someone screams “cultural appropriation” about the most important holiday I care about, I will go off on them for not looking at the bigger picture. For never thinking about those of us who are not around our culture or family during these events. Those who maybe got happy seeing something in Spanish written on a store window and remembered their family. Those of us who felt happy to be included for the first time!
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creepykuroneko:

I know people feel the need to scream cultural appropriation whenever they see someone who is white participating in something outside of their culture (and more disturbing even attacking people ARE apart of said culture for taking part in their own culture). Now I’m here to talk about the plus side of white Americans embracing other peoples cultures more. I am a Latina who grew up in a mainly Hispanic community. So I grew up surrounded by my Mexican culture.

Ever since I moved to the Midwest though, I rarely get to see or talk to other Mexicans. Its not that I have a preference of what race I want to interact with, but sometimes I do get a little homesick not being around my culture.

Lately I have been noticing an increase in Latin American food, aesthetics, and culture around me. I think this is largely due to many Americans jumping on the Dia de lod Muertos bandwagon. This makes me really happy to be honest!

I can find authentic Mexican food in the stores so I can cook homemade meals that my mom used to make me when I was kid! <3 I have noticed an increase in Day of the Dead aesthetics everywhere I go and I couldn’t be more happy.  I am the only none white person who lives in this neighborhood! No one on this block will say hi to me when I say hi to them. I never see any Mexicans (and almost no black people) when I go grocery shopping here in this town.

So when I see a cute little calavera somewhere I get supper excited and think about the fun times I used to have. I know that once again I’ll be celebrating Dia de los Muertos by myself here and that is ok. At less I can find proper ingredients to make a more traditional meal and I can have cute little ornaments that remind me of home so I don’t feel so lonely.

So the next time someone screams “cultural appropriation” about the most important holiday I care about, I will go off on them for not looking at the bigger picture. For never thinking about those of us who are not around our culture or family during these events. Those who maybe got happy seeing something in Spanish written on a store window and remembered their family. Those of us who felt happy to be included for the first time!

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Halloween Song #16: Betrayal from the Silent Hill 2 soundtrack.

Seriously, creepiest thing on the whole soundtrack.

On the official OST, at least! In game, this bit always got to me for some reason.

The haunting melody along with the unnerving sound gets me and gives me some serious goosebumps—not that Butterfly Nest isn’t haunting, it just strikes me more as background noise. *shrug*  But it is good.

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