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spinbitchzu · 18 days ago
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at long, long, long last, my overdue christmas gift to @justanotherfangirlst

So sorry this took so long, love. Thanks for your patience!

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spinbitchzu · 34 days ago
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fabrowrites:

For @ninjaneverquit-zine!  A humungous thank you to Speedy for all the work she did wrestling this zine into submission!  Go and check out all the other amazing artists who were a part of this, seriously.  It’s all so good!

 When Nya’s born, Kai’s constellation gains a star.  

He’s holding her gently in his arms when a warm feeling, like the warmth of a campfire, starts to glow in his chest.  The feeling spreads languidly, wrapping through his limbs and cradling him like a hug.  He closes his eyes and lets go, not sure what’s happening except that he feels warm and safe and good.

“Oh,” says his mom, sounding far-away.  “Ray, look.”

 When Kai blinks back to himself, there’s a second star twinkling brightly beside his own.  The lines connecting the two are faint, like looking at erased pencil marks on his skin.  They glimmer when he turns his head just right.  

The same two stars wink at him from Nya’s skin.  

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spinbitchzu · 62 days ago
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hi! i read your criticism on ninjago and really appreciate the time and effort you took to educating us! i would like to know though, if we should be... enjoying (?) ninjago differently? if at all? i hope this question makes sense and isn’t rude.

ahh not at all, and thank you so much for taking the time to read it! 

As I stated in the notes of my original post and the impact section of my website, I have a very deep love for the show. In making my criticism, it is not my intention to make people feel guilty for enjoying the show, or cancel it, or make them stop watching it. There are many reasons to enjoy the show. 

I just think it’s good to think about this stuff and be aware of it. Racism against Asians seems to talked about like it’s a thing of the past or like it’s somehow less valid than racism against other races. While I do agree Asians face a different (and certainly less fatal) set of challenges, there are problems and they tend to pass under the radar! I’m just trying to bring a voice to that. 

Just keep it in mind when consuming products branded as Asian, especially when they’re created by white ppl! Let’s keep pushing for better for Asians in entertainment!

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spinbitchzu · 62 days ago
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You didn't mention that for some reason they thought making a guy named "Sensei Wu" a blonde in his youth was a good idea

Ah true!!! My website is of course not perfect, but I tried to include as much as possible. This is a great addition! Garmadon is also white-coded in his youth as well :]]

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spinbitchzu · 67 days ago
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https://spinbitchzu.wixsite.com/website

As promised, this is my final history project, a criticism of Ninjago!!!! Including your favorite terms, orientalism, the white savior trope, white saviorism, and tokenism!

I worked really hard on this website but here is my perspective, as an Asian-American on the problems with Ninjago and the real life impact it has. So anyway, if you disagree with any of the following statements, please go get educated!:

- Ninjago is racist

- Ninjago disrespects east asian cultures

- Ninjago denies opportunity to POC while profiting on a commodification of their culture

- Ninjago’s portrayal of asia is incredibly harmful 

special thanks to posts/discussion from @tianeyuan, @garmadonisbackbaby, @tippydorman, @skylorchen and @snimbusjavy that helped me get educated :))

edit: since this is getting some traction (thank you all, and I’m so glad ppl are resonating both with my experiences and my critiques), I’d like to once again highlight I’m *not* trying to cancel the show or make ppl feel guilty for watching/enjoying it. the purpose is to make ppl think critically about ninjago, asian rep in media, and future depictions of asians/asian led projects. 

additionally, i’m open to questions or debate about this ON THE CONDITION that you, a) have read the site in its entirety, b) will be civil about it, c) are actually open to having your mind changed. 

Also if you catch any mistakes (as some ppl have) please let me know! I’ll fix it asap. I am only one person who hasn’t watched the entire show in some time and I did this project on a lot of late nights. Thanks everyone!

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spinbitchzu · 70 days ago
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spinbitchzu:

say what you will about ninjago but at least it never tried to be hip and cool. there is no quoting dead vines. there is no dabbing. they never try to stay with meme trends. 

That’s a pretty underrated blessing because if there was video evidence of jay saying damn daniel i might have to commit a crime

No see onceler Morro is a tasteful and organic meme which sprang up of its own accord, not a stale and musty vine reference shoved unwillingly upon the masses. It is a love letter from the fans back to the creators. 

Also yes andrew francis did that. and you would do it too for a check. he was an employee, and he was about to get employee of the month and thats on period

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spinbitchzu · 71 days ago
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spinbitchzu:

say what you will about ninjago but at least it never tried to be hip and cool. there is no quoting dead vines. there is no dabbing. they never try to stay with meme trends. 

That’s a pretty underrated blessing because if there was video evidence of jay saying damn daniel i might have to commit a crime

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this is why we cant have nice things

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spinbitchzu · 71 days ago
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golden boy, envy of all/look into the light and try not to fall

my piece from nnq zine!!! 

also i have another thing comin for the 10th anni that i didn’t post yesterday but itll be up in a bit so stay tuned >:)

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spinbitchzu · 71 days ago
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say what you will about ninjago but at least it never tried to be hip and cool. there is no quoting dead vines. there is no dabbing. they never try to stay with meme trends. 

That’s a pretty underrated blessing because if there was video evidence of jay saying damn daniel i might have to commit a crime

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spinbitchzu · 96 days ago
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ninjaneverquit-zine:

After roughly a year in production, featuring a total of 124 contributors, 97 Artists, 25 Writers and 2 Cosplayers…bringing us to a total of 365 pages…we are very ecstatic and proud to announce the official release of Ninja Never Quit: A Tenth Anniversary Ninjago Fanzine.

The Tenth Anniversary Zine is interactive. This means when you click on a piece it should take you to the creators social media page! Please show each of them love and support for all their hard work! 

This was my (Mod S’s) first time leading a community project and despite it being exhausting and causing me many nights of stress…in the end it was well worth it. Thank all of you for a wonderful (and chaotic) past year, thank you for all of your hard work as you all came together to produce all these fabulous pieces. You all did amazing. I cant wait to see some of you in the next one ;) 

Now…without further ado…

The zine may be viewed for free using the links below! 

NNQ Zine Low Res
NNQ Zine High Res (Download required)

We hope you enjoy it :D 

~ NNQ Team

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spinbitchzu · 258 days ago
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Do you have a link to watch Lazy in Space?

https://kimcartoon.to/Cartoon/Bee-and-PuppyCat-Season-2 that’s where you can watch bee i hope u will enjoy watching this season as much as I do 

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spinbitchzu · a year ago
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Hello hello, this is Aries/Afandomroom! I wanna create more Jin and Marion interaction stuff, either writing or drawing..but I could use some suggestions on interactions? or at least maybe an idea of how Jin would act around Marion, outside of not trusting him all that much? Wanna get her personality accurate and such lol. Sorry if this ask is weird or somethin...online interactions aren't my specialty.

oh hi!!! i see you in my notifs all the time and thank you for tagging me on that Tumblr faves thing ^_^ it’s nice to hear from you again !

id love for them to interact more!!!! i really wanted to do more with them the first time i drew them!

Jin’s actually fairly friendly and easy to get along with normally (very chill laidback vibes, not overcompensating), but I think marion would put her off bc of the fear powers? Idk the way I drew them the first time, something about Jin’s exorcist instincts caused her to see the power he holds and be afraid of it/see it like a very powerful and scary spirit. once they spent a bit more time together i think they’d get on well, tho i don’t have a good grasp of marion to say that? jin’s pretty lazy and dry-humored, but she gets along with nice people who push her to be a bit better. she plays along with vibes. also she likes teasing earnest types which was my read of marion? not sure, but feel free to add on to this so i can get a feel of marion!!

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spinbitchzu · 2 years ago
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this feels long overdue but HELLO HI ITS NICE TO MEET U im tavia and i am! supremely approachable!! so plz say hi!! and thank you for interacting with my content it makes my brain jump up kick back whip around and spin :DD

also feel free to ask about my current projects if you can decipher my chicken scratch handwriting lol

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spinbitchzu · 2 years ago
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in celebration of FINALLY FINALLY finishing with barely any time to spare, here’s a preview of my piece for the @ninjaneverquit-zine :DD please anticipate its release!!! the pieces are SO SO cool and all the other artists/writers/cosplayers are so talented!!!!

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spinbitchzu · 2 years ago
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spinbitchzu:

its such a special feeling to be able to infodump about my niche interest for school and talk about stuff im passionate about. anyway final project in history is about the colonist lens in ninjago :DD im so excited to force everyone in my life to read about it~~

ok since some people have been asking me about expanding on this, first, know that I will be adding to this post once I’ve actually done some research, and its not just my personal opinions and observations. I havent seen seasons 11-13, so I don’t want to say anything about those ones but if you’ve never thought about it before, consider a few things:

- almost all the cast and crew are white, and the founders of the show and main writer are white. Look up the cast. It’s Vincent Tong and then a sea of caucasity. This misses an opportunity for asian representation that the premise of the show CLEARLY invites. Also lack of authenticity in the lore. 

- the random mixing of east asian cultures, especially chinese and japanese (sensei paired with wu, random architecture and clothing choices, stolen concepts from both—chinese dragons and japanese oni, etc. more on that from better informed people here!

- wu. the accent. the get up. the tea drinking and wise proverbs. literally the stereotype of old chinese master passing on his knowledge to white student(s) who eventually surpass him and are the main characters (think of kill bill or the original karate kid)

- the core cast, aside from kai and nya, are all white-coded (and even nya and kai have the last name ‘smith’. I know they’re blacksmiths, but wtf bro). What messages does that send about what kind of person is a hero and what kind of person is a background character?

- Lloyd, a character with two at least partly asian parents (misako is japanese-coded and garmadon might be an oni, but both his human form and his brother are asian-coded) is white-coded, with blonde hair and green eyes. There is no reason why this should be the case, except that the writers/lego execs thought a white protag would sell better. 

- that’s white-washing, but also let’s talk about the intense white saviorism of this white boy saving all of asia-adjacent ninjago almost singlehandedly or with the help of his majority white friends. c’mon. really? the fix is SO simple.

- the tokenism of ninjago as an asian place. the writers went through all the trouble of incorporating asian concepts for their plot, but tell white stories and use the asian stuff as arbitrary background.

- notice that the people in rural villages (like jamanakai, which has absolutely no meaning, btw) or the countryside are mostly farmers and asian-coded. They’re poor, dress simply, and are vulnerable and defenseless. Meanwhile in the cities, many people such as Gail Gossip and Darreth are white-coded and have western styles and demeanors. Unless colonization took place in ninjago, this doesn’t make any sense. 

- Chen. Everything about Chen. The tackiness, the noodle shop, the accent. It’s everything. 

- The written language (ninjargon) is supposed to be stylized after katakana or hanzi (japanese and chinese writing systems) but it’s in poor taste. what it actually resembles to me is the exoticized imitations of chinese on orientalized products such as this one: 

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- anyway, I (asian-american) love this show and continue to create stuff for it despite knowing all this but YALL ninjago is far, far from perfect and it must be acknowledged and confronted. Just think about this stuff when you create. If your headcanons are that all of the ninja are white, think about why that is and whether it makes sense. I’m not going to tell you to change your hc’s (that’s not my business) but be critical of your notions about this stuff. 

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spinbitchzu · 2 years ago
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its such a special feeling to be able to infodump about my niche interest for school and talk about stuff im passionate about. anyway final project in history is about the colonist lens in ninjago :DD im so excited to force everyone in my life to read about it~~

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spinbitchzu · 2 years ago
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justanotherfangirlst:

“Thanks for coming over to our Christmas party!” Daniella exclaimed sitting on the couch next to Cole

“Oh please, as if I would ignore an invitation from you Dani,” Jin joked

Lotus padded over with a Christmas bad with Jin’s name on it. She took it and scratched behind Lotus’s ear. Jin carefully grabbed the tissue paper and placed it in her lap. When she unwrapped it, she saw a sweater with her initial on it and a figurine. 

“Oh look, you got a Christmas sweater,” Lloyd said, gazing over her shoulder.

“Why do I feel like there is a tradition I don’t know about?” Jin asked with a grin.

“Dani makes a sweater for everybody that they are supposed to wear on Christmas Day or any Christmas gathering that we have,” Cole explained.

“I thought it was a cute idea, and it gives me a chance to knit something,” Daniella added.

Jin picked up the box and looked thoughtfully at it’s contents.

“Lloyd told me that you collect figurines. I happened to have an extra from when they were designing them. What you have is an exclusive Purple Ninja figurine that was never released to the public.”

“Do you like it?”


@spinbitchzu​ I really hope you like this one. I know that it’s a doodle and not a comic, but I couldn’t get everything to fit in one picture, so there’s two ^^

Click the keep reading for a bonus! 

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WOWOWOW the DETAIL is IMMACULATE and jin is honored to be included in the Garmadon clan tradition~~~~

ALSO THE FIGURE IS SO CUTE i will be following up on all of this muahahaha

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