Haha, it is, but I’m actually pretty disconnected to it. I only started using it when I moved to Japan because I didn’t want employers (and now clients) to be able to google me (especially at that time I was drawing a lot of NSFW stuff). And I find that it’s easier for Japanese than “Yapi”. (Once someone becomes my friend, though, I ask them to start calling me “Yapi”)
A thing about Filipino names: we’re a nickname culture and I would estimate that less than half of us actually use the names on our birth certificates unless it’s on official documents. Even our politicians go by their nicknames: Noynoy, Joker, Chiz, etc..
There was a boss at my old workplace whose name was Ompong, and her second-in-command was this big guy called Bunny. I have a college friend named Cookie and I never knew his actual name. We’re so used to ridiculous nicknames that it’s actually entertaining to find out someone’s “real” name because it so… proper.
And if someone is using a normal name, like “Katrina”, ask them what they’re called at home. You’ll probably get something different. (There is another Filipino at work called Katrina. I asked her what she’s REALLY called, and she sheepishly answered “Fernie”).
some homestuck artists make funny little comics
this is just staged as though it’s funny but it ain’t I don’t know what I’m doing
Do you think that when Steve Rogers sneezes, one of the Avengers goes up to him and whispers, “God Bless America”
Then Steve fucking looks at them like this
no IT GOT SO MUCH BETTER TONY’S FACE OH MY GOD
"youre kind of bad about responding to messages" no i am just bad at things in general