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I know that you said that not all Asian people (my MC is Japanese) don’t have monolids? I used the eyes female generic eyes for her, because I kinda based her off of Sana from Twice who has double eyelids. Is it okay that I used those eyes? Also, this question is super dumb but does someone need a close relative (for example like a mom) who has double eyelids to have double eyelids or can it also be a distant relative?

Thank you for having this post up to help people! And if anyone needs help with Indian culture, I can help!

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hi there! using female generic eyes is fine! i’m an east asian (vietnamese) that doesn’t have a monolid.

as for your other question, i think that it has to be your mother or father that has double lids for you to inherit that trait. for example, most of my family has monolids, but since one of my parents have double, i inherited that. : )

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Thank you so much for the help! : D :purple_heart:

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Very helpful thread!

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Tehe I’m from Thailand

I have a double eyelid, my right eye is slightly smaller but that’s easily fixed by mascara.

  • Not all Asian’s are smart. I feel like this is a misunderstanding, as I have seen this but no matter who you are, anyone can be smart.
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    I feel like I’m super dumb but apparently i’m smart somehow

  • “You all look the same.” I’ve heard this a lot. This is more controversial but there is more countries than just China. There is Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, India, Japan, Thailand etc…
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    My family looks nothing alike so…

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Hello, I’m really sorry for the late reply. I’m not as active on the forums lately.

  1. So, on this question, I did quite a lot of research and I’m not fully sure if these are correct, but a lot of these sites said, Buddhism, Taoism, Shintoism and Confucianism. (The countries they included were Japan, China, South Korea, Mongolia.)

  2. The Sari’s, Bindi, Mala Beads. (So far, I have only found these, if I find anymore I will add it onto the here.)
    Extra information:

  1. I think that the best way of representing the less well-known regions, is to incorporate them as characters. I think writing them in the actual country/region maybe more difficult if you’re not familiar with it, this will still give representation of the country/region.

However, if you want to write about it in the actually region/country, there is no problem with that either as long as you know enough to write about it or have done enough research. This is only my opinion, so you can agree or disagree with me.

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Hi! I’d like to add limited cc for a Japanese character, a girl, and I was wondering which features I should include and which ones not

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Sure, I’ll PM you, is that alright with you?

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Of course! Thank you!

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If anyone wanted to write Buddhist characters, I’ll drop some information down below!

  • First of all, the typical Buddhist does not have any distinct physical appearance. You don’t have to be Asian to be Buddhist—the religion is accepting of people from other cultures adopting the Buddhist faith! Most Buddhists do not have specific types of clothing, hairstyle, or eating habits.
  • That being said, I would strongly recommend against incorporating Buddhist monks/nuns in Episode stories. None of the clothing assets closely resemble the robes that Tibetan/Mahayana monks wear and imitating this may be offensive for some.
  • If you want to portray a character meditating, try and decide which branch of Buddhism the character is in! Meditation is a highly valued part of Buddhism and each type of Buddhism has different methods of mediation.
  • Above all else: be kind and respectful! Don’t depict Buddhist characters excessively smoking, drinking, yelling, fighting, cursing, or being rude. In general, Buddhist people are calm and kind and believe in doing good so that good will come back to them.

Let me know if anyone has questions! It would be awesome to see more Buddhist characters represented on Episode :smile:

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Hello! I was wondering if it would be alright if I could go to you for Japanese help I want to learn more about that culture and language so much it’s beautiful and I don’t ever want to disrespect a culture! Just curious If you watch anime too since I would also love to watch or read new ones :green_heart::green_heart:

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Sure thing! I’m not very good at the language and I may lack knowledge in some parts of the culture, but sure ask me anything!

Also, I do watch anime!

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Is it okay if I pm you? :green_heart::grin:

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i can also lend some information here:

My mother is both a Hindu and Buddhist - there are different types of Buddhism.

Not all Buddhists are monks, many are apart of the SGI (Soka Gakkai International) which is a fairly new version (around 50 years today) of Nichiren Buddhism. If anyone wants any information on the SGI in general, I can help you.

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Like others said, not all Asians have dark brown or black hair. Some Asian cultures have natural light colored hair, no European decent.

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Matcha tea :tea: too!

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Of course!

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Alrighty! I sent you a pm! :green_heart::smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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