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Ass, Disney, and Dude: WELL, WHO WANTS TO WORK AT THIS STUPID... FAKEY LUAU ANYWAY angrynebula: brunhiddensmusings: lady-violaceous: lyrangalia: oakumura: gnarly-art: Lilo and Stitch presenting an accurate representation of Hawaiians perspective on luaus held by tourists.  #what’s sad about this is that this is actually what Hawaiians had to do when the western culture took over #a luau was a sacred practice #until the westerners took the concept and had the audacity to change it into a time to stuff your face with food and put on grass skirts and coconut bras and dance the hula #and when they had these events, they didn’t even let actual Hawaiian people in #so to make money to take care of themselves, the Hawaiians were hired to work in these disgraceful events to clean up after the tourists like slaves only to make less than a buck #so good job disney for doing your fucking research and educating these people #sadly, this still goes on even until today and it makes me sick “good job disney” my ass, good job CHRIS SANDERS Let’s not credit just Chris Sanders for this. This happened because they cast actual Hawaiian Actors like Tia Carrere and Jason Scott Lee to play Hawaiian characters, and allowed the actors to have input into writing the characters’ lines.  This sort of authenticity comes from accuracy and authenticity in casting choices. The fact that Chris Sanders as direct/writer facilitated that does not mean he gets credit for the actors’ experience. This is why diversity and representation in media matters. Dude as a hawaiian, this is like straight up what my life as a kid was. My mom worked at those fakey luaus full time to pay rent. My mom is someone who is absolutely passionate and proud about being a hawaiian, living and teaching the ways our ancestors lived and taught. See, we Hawaiians, we live by the way of aloha. And not by the way of “hello” “goodbye”, let me educate you. As Pono Shim, CEO and President of Enterprise Honolulu, the Oahu Economic Development Board, states absolutely perfectly “aloha is to be in the presence of life, to share the essence of one’s being with openness, honesty, and humility. It is a way of being, a way of behaving, a way of life. It is a commitment to accepting others and giving dignity to who they are and what they have to offer.” Aloha is more than hello and goodbye. Think of aloha as an abbreviation. Akahai: meaning kindness Lokahi: meaning unity Olu’Olu’: meaning agreeableness Ha’aha’a: meaning humility Ahonui: meaning patience This is something we all need to live by, seriously, we all should the dropped sub-plot was that lilo hated tourists, which is why she goes around taking pictures of them like they were attractions instead of people; like how they took photos of locals similarly there was a deleted scene where she scares tourists off of a beach by sounding a false tsunami siren to watch them run screamingdeeper in the lore that kid thats a prick to her, mertyle, is the daughter of the person who runs the megamart and crushed a lot of other local businesses- when they have to do a hula to tell a story mertyle actually uses it to describe the low prices, where lilo does a hula about a traditional creation myth that was important to her mother. you may notice both lilo and nani are on first name basis with both the coffee shop owner and the fruitseller, there is big disparity between the locals and foreign interest businesses relegating them to just be tourist industry friendly reminder that lilo stitch is indisputably the best disney film
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Food, Friends, and Life: semicolon m-dash ampersand every english teacher's favorite student doesn't start things until the last minute has hidden wild side of some kind probably a cat person must have final zinger in an argument kind of an asshole, but in the loveable way . off-the-charts sarcasm levels . cheer them up with food really heckin gay probably an art student trash for pastel-colored anything loves succulents but can't stop killing them ellipses colon quotation marks helps friends by sharing memes didn't peak until after high school ."what am i doing with my life" .probably a younger sibling what is self-control still unironically uses XD and o.O . freaks out when they see a dog . kind of a mess, but also pure mom friend Very Organized-how do they do it? . bakes desserts when stressed too hard on themselves asterisk exclamation point(s) parentheses . wrote it down but lost the note .thinks of perfect response a day later can't catch a break but Trying Really Hard loves nature/being outdoors . chaotic neutral won't stop watching vine comps hasn't slept in three days . for fuck's sake "well actually... . kind of a know-it-all won't realize they're the asterisk were probably valedictorian or something slash tilde question mark . so indecisive "hip with the youths" says "omg" (the acutual abbreviation) . has watched the office at least 3 times so soft probably a weeb .probably good at whistling doesn't want to hurt anyone's feelings .always sleepy ."what is happening" .really likes podcasts and/or npr . shares nihilistic memes; really an optimist
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