My favourite translator said that when she was an ambassador for Hungary she took all these Japanese politicians on a tour and she was trying to circumtranslate ‘merry go round’ cause she didn’t know the Japanese word for it by calling it a ‘horse tornado for children’ and they had no blessed idea what she was saying and she finally started running in circles going up and down and they go ‘ohhhhh, in Japan we call those ‘merry-go-rounds’”
wes gibbins is so important to me rn and it’s not even because he’s cute af. but because he is a black boy who is timid and quirky and unsure of himself. it has always annoyed me that so many roles black men get have them portrayed as smooth-talking, philanderers with over inflated egos.
like, shy black boys exist. and they are precious. and america needs to know this.