Uplift the voices of marginalized communities of color as much as you can. Romance, for once, isn’t the only love in the world. His filial piety is something that connects him to Ellie, who agreed to his plea in the first place because of her own filial piety. by Chloe Jung | 5/11/20 3:00am. Ellie continues to fall in love with Aster as they communicate through the letters. #hopefully this hasn't already been done... #it is daniel diemer appreciaton hours right NOW. If you find someone is showing signs of white supremacy, report them EVERYWHERE. Paul loves his family, and he devotes himself to their sausage company. There’s not only the fear that they won’t reciprocate, but there’s also the fear that they can’t. Yes, The Half of It has a happy ending of sorts, but that doesn’t mean it’s predictable. It comes from the conversation where Ellie is texting Aster about art, and Aster mentions the importance of the five boldest strokes of a painting. I’ve never seen something that portrayed liking someone the way Ellie likes Aster, and admittedly, the way I tend to develop crushes on girls. However, Ellie isn’t defined by any one of her identities, and her story doesn’t revolve around them. Understand that you will make mistakes and will learn and grow constantly, and that you just need to keep improving yourself as well. Masks. But their new and unlikely friendship gets complicated when Ellie discovers she has feelings for the same girl.” GLSEN + Netflix are partnering in creating this discussion guide. The seamless integration of Mr. Chu’s Mandarin speaking and subtitles only adds to the smooth incorporation of Ellie’s culture into the movie. Constantly assess the biases you hold in your own life and unlearn them. It doesn’t need to be. How did that impact how you felt about your identity? { { Am I going to post this again just to add to the snitties thread? If a friend of color is in need, do everything you can to help them. } Explore similar designs from over 700,000 independent artists. We know Ellie made her move with Aster, but we don’t get to see the aftermath. Oh, so that’s your boldest stroke?. He loves her just for her. @poptartsaysthatyouareloved i blame YOU for this…, ITS SUCH A LONG CHAIN OF SNITTIES, SNITS, SNICKS, SNUSSY, ETC THAT i FORGOT HOW IT STARTED-, To quote my friend @trans-demon-punk: “S n o o b i e s”, hhhng, Thomas, im trying to win a court case but I’m. Of course, the most prevalent kind of love that gets focused on is romantic. aScriptAttributes.push('data-spotx_channel_id="186772"'); My hatred and loved for this fandom has grown. Cast: Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Alexxis Lemire, Enrique Murciano, Wolfgang Novogratz, Catherine Curtin with Becky Ann Baker and Collin Chou Ellie and Aster have their sweet moments, and there are more than a few conversations about what love means. In their efforts to have Aster reciprocate their feelings, Paul and Ellie develop a friendship that stays just that- —friendship. Login. 'type="text/javascript" src="https://js.spotx.tv/easi/v1/85394.js" data-spotx_ad_done_function="myAdDoneFunction" data-spotx_ad_unit="incontent" data-spotx_autoplay="1" data-spotx_ad_volume="0" data-spotx_loop="0" data-spotx_collapse="1" data-spotx_unmute_on_mouse="1"' Signup. Put up ur dukes, I’ll bap ya, So what if, for like two days, this is the only post we tag Thomas in, @yalltookmyurlideas​ @the-duke-of-deodorant​ @ephemeral-afterlight​ @strawberryjellystuff​, @dailysandersidesaudoodles​ since you wanted me to add something onto this…, This is exactly why Joan had to tell us his name wasn’t Tiddylicious, Yes of course his snitties are rivaled only by his snuttcheeks, i love them all holy fuck what is wrong with us, please ive tried to type like three different captions in response to this i cant, WHY AM I A PART OF THIS THREAD I DON’T WANT THIS XD, I stand by my previous statement that you’re all cursed-, So who’s gunna be the one to say snakes got two dicks, And I need to write a sequel to my Snitties fic, I didn’t think it could go further but oh my fucking stars, This post just appeared on my dash ten times in a row I can’t handle that. It's not all yelling at racists, sometimes its self reflection and growth, sometimes its charity and time given to those who need it, sometimes it's being quiet when others need to be heard. There’s a palpable tension between Aster and Ellie without either character speaking. Popular products. On May 1, Netflix released Alice Wu’s “The Half of It,” a film that follows Ellie Chu (Leah Lewis) as she navigates love and personal identity as an Asian American teenager. Of course, straight people are afraid that the object of their affection won’t reciprocate feelings, but with queer kids, that fear is heightened to a degree transcending just romantic feelings. Asians have had a recent surge in representation lately, from Asian August in 2018 to shows like The Good Place and movies like Crazy Rich Asians. 8,147 notes ... allgoodpeoplearebad reblogged this from your-boldest-stroke. The film The Half of It, directed by Alice Wu and now streaming on Netflix. She makes five moves that were (and I cannot emphasize this enough) risks well worth taking. cc_jons.edits…” Wu’s characters are awkward, lonely, confused and still figuring themselves out. Most romantic comedies and coming-of-age stories tend to elevate romantic love while letting friendships and family fall by the wayside. Our mission is to ensure that every member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. The longing is subtle, and that is one of The Half of It’s strengths. Trailer: https://youtu.be/B-yhF7IScUE The representation seen in Aster Flores and Ellie Chu’s ethnicity doesn’t seem like a deviation from the norm; rather, their culture (and all that comes with it) is portrayed as just another part of life. I am terrified and need eye bleach but I also must reblog it so more people can suffer as well! The film touches on different ways of being “othered”, what are some of the identities these characters hold? If I were different.” Ellie challenges her and Aster finally says “watch, in a couple of years, I am going to be so sure.” What is Aster talking about? Does it mean noticing how their eyes look right into yours? Each ear strap is 7" / 17.70cm (the largest size available on Redbubble), Should not be used by or placed on anyone who has trouble breathing or who is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance, including children under age 3. They’re grappling with multiple identities while trying to understand what it means to “love.” They are unique yet strikingly relatable and realistic — something that many other teen romantic comedies fail to achieve. Link to it  here. I have been in the fandom since 2017 and I have never seen this post and suddenly I saw it like three times in a row. When another student, football player Paul Munsky (Daniel Diemer), asks her to write him a love letter for his crush, Aster Flores (Alexxis Lemire), Ellie reluctantly agrees. document.write(''); A critical aspect of this film is its ability to speak to a larger audience. but the op said “calm thy snaketits”, u wanna fite about my word usage, pal? The most important relationship in The Half of It ends up being Paul and Ellie’s friendship, as he chases after her train. “The Half of It” doesn’t glorify, sugarcoat or romanticize, and it doesn’t present an idealized picture of love; it roots itself in reality, and that resonates with its audience. It's where your interests connect you with your people. Each little moment carries the weight that it does because of the longing and unspoken, unshown meaning behind it. There is a moment when Ellie and Paul are shopping and she chooses an outfit because she thinks it is what she is “supposed” to wear even though she does not like it. 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