MADDIE BLAUSTEIN IS SO IMPORTANT YOU GUYS HAVE NO IDEA
She was inspired to come out as transexual after working on the episode “Go West Young Meowth.” She said she saw Meowth as a human trapped in a pokemon’s body, just as she saw herself as a woman trapped in a man’s body.
I didn’t know this!!
Oh she’s done a buncha stuff. The first time I looked into them was when I saw the credits to ‘Valkyrie Profile’. I was curious if it was a mistake with how one person could do the softest and highest voice as well as the deepest manliest voice in that game. Turns out they really were just that good! Besides voice acting, they also worked on stuff in Second Life an’ helped put together transgender support groups too. Looking over their wikipedia, I feel it’s too short…I swear there was WAY more stuff they were involved with…
she also wrote the DC/Milestone comic series Deathwish, and did some stuff on Hardware and Static. :)
I had the opportunity to speak with her on the phone just weeks before her untimely death because her best friend was one of my college professors. She was incredibly nice and appreciative of my love for her voicework. My professor said she used to read from the torah as Meowth to her kids on holidays.
hah as a kid we were all like “OMG MEOWTH IS ACTUALLY VOICED BY A GIRL OMG NO WAY”- I’m glad that I knew that proper as a little kid. I have great respect for her. I wish there was more representation of things such as this in kid’s cartoons, I mean, maybe you don’t have to spell it out but have allegories to it, yknow, like this. So that kids can see that and when they’re older they think “oh, that’s not so odd”
also omfg meowth reading the torah holy crap that’s unreal where do I subscribe
Wasn’t she also Joey in Yu-Gi-Oh? (Or Yugi’s grandpa or something?) Ahahaha I remember when I was a kid seeing things credited to “Adam Blaustein” and later to “Maddie” and wondering if they were siblings
One of my pieces from this past semester. I didn’t get any clear photos of it, but I think the best part is that in one of the eyes there is medical literature that says "Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because she has judged that the benefit to you outweighs the risk"
Unsurprising fact of the day: the inventors of SnapChat are misogynists.
so… not only do they keep your photos on file indefinitely, they also can sell them at any time for any reason they see fit - which means that your friends or family members or even future employers could see you marketing any number of things, against your will. you could be used to market pornographic sites. your image could be fucking ruined, through no fault of your own.
please please PLEASE pass this on to everyone you know, especially if you know that they use snapchat or someone they know does. this information is IMPORTANT. lives could be ruined, here.
But why would you even ask a Black historian to do this, though?
oh thats how they find tokens
yo they were really tryna find someone to coon for them huh?
So the next time you turn on the news and there’s a black “expert” saying that some racist thing a white person did wasn’t a big deal, consider the mass email that the network had to send to find that one person to wave away racism.