Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Transgender Murder in the Philippines: What it Implies

Okay, so we've probably known the recent news of Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude, the transgender who was allegedly killed by, allegedly, a US Marine officer. It's all over the news and here's what I think.

If we look back at the previous case of "Nicole" and Daniel Smith (who was said to be acquitted of the crime/case dismissed or something), and considering the fact that the VFA (Visiting Forces Agreement) rules, as explained by an attorney of TV5, are more of "pro-American" than for us, I can pretty much see a grim, dark cloud of injustice on the road ahead.

But the most alarming thing is that it's a transgender, coming from a group of yet-to-be accepted members of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community in the Philippines, while in other countries, they're getting equal rights as normal people. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

DIY Paige the Notepad and Tony the Clock (DHMIS)

As mentioned in the last post, I'm currently addicted to Don't Hug Me I'm Scared, so I made the two characters from the two episodes, Paige the Notepad (unofficial/fandom name) and Tony the Talking Clock.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Don't Hug Me I'm Scared: Television Rules the Nation (?)

Don't Hug Me I'm Scared characters, L-R, top to bottom: Paige the Notepad (human ver.), Tony the Clock, the puppets (Harry, Manny and Robin), Paige the Notepad, Tony the Clock (human ver.) - both human versions drawn by me on Xperia Sketch.

Ever heard of those "original fairy tales" where the ending is far (and disturbing) from the Disney stereotypes? How about those heart-bending movies and music videos of Daft Punk, such as "Interstella 5555", "Electroma" and "Instant Crush"? How about "Happy Tree Friends"? That's kind of like how "Don't Hug Me I'm Scared" gives off an unusual audience impact.