Author: mooshbag

Digital Asia: Autoethnography #4 Hi Score Girl (2018-2019, Japan)


So this week is an Anime! The Show is Hi-Score Girl, and focuses on the relationship of two young children growing up during the 90’s at the height of the golden age of gaming. An era where games such as Street Fighter 2 was at it’s height for popularity. Now the show was only viewed from the first 4 episodes, I feel this is a necessary disclaimer when it comes to TV shows, as if it was a standard length movie, it’s the equivalent of watching the first 24 minutes and judging the whole thing based on that.

So this is definitely a lot more of a broader look at Japanese games and movies, and some…

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Digital Asia: Autoethnography #3 Cake (2018. Pakistan)


So this week the screening was about Asim Abbasi‘s ‘Cake’, a drama, mystery from Pakistan.

So the political climate for the LGBTIQ+ community in Pakistan is a mixed bag, on the one hand they recognise the third gender; as it is traditionally called Khawaja Sira or Hijra, which is different to western ideas of Transgender, and is considered a normal and accepted form of identity for those that were born and assigned male; but does not formally recognise those who were born and assigned female, and until recently (around 2018 around the same time as this movie) meant the sacrifice of a lot of social rights in regards to voting, and inheritance of property.

This appears to be mostly from…

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Digital Asia: Autoethnography #2 Furie (2019. Vietnam)


Oh boy do I love martial arts movies, and this one is awesome, thoroughly recommend. Sorry couldn’t help myself, onto the auto ethnography of this gritty and stylish action film by Vietnamese Director Le-Van Kiet.

So first point of cultural difference I wanted to look at was the apparent matriarchal culture portrayed in this film, whether that was part of a traditional viewpoint, or a new revolution in gender roles; and also the inclusion of younger family members as full humans of independent thought and opinions, and not…

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Digital Asia: Autoethnography #1 Love for Sale (2018. Indonesia)


Trailer for Love For Sale

So this first viewing is Love For Sale, a 2018 film by Indonesian Director, Andibachtiar Yusuf. Before we get started if you haven’t already I would suggest reading my first post in this series to provide some personal context on my understanding.

So first tweets I would like to analyse is this.

Now these two tweets are obviously quite linked…

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Digital Asia: Auto Ethnography #0, Primer


So this isn’t an auto-ethnography based on reactions to media from another culture; but like a fine painting the primer is important; to provide context both to the following posts without having to explain the process each time (hooray for being laz…efficient), but also as a kind of background into my own cultural viewpoint, and so have an understanding of how I respond to these texts.

So First

The Process

So the process that this auto-ethnography process will take is first a live viewing of a selected media through my twitter account, I will throw up all the thoughts that I think at least warrants the 30 seconds for me to type it there, and respond to some other peoples who are also viewing the tweets at the same time.

After the viewing has finished, I go through and pick out the key tweets to do with cultural views and…

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