Charylyne Yi aka "Ruby"  

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(@fumiko)
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Want to get really freakin' weird? 

The actress that played the "screaming Asian girl" (aka "Ruby") at the end of Episode 15 is Charlyne Yi. Many have noted she used to be Michael Cera's (Wally Brando's) real life girlfriend, as well as for her comedic stand up and bit roles in Knocked Up and things like that. 

Well, she also does voice acting, notably in an animated series called "Stephen Universe", where she portrays a character named....

wait for it....

 

Ruby. 

The plot involves a group of alien entities trying to take over the Earth. They are known as 'gems" and are remnants of a once-vast, interstellar empire. They have many places and ruins that were once of importance to them that are now in an abandoned or disrepair state. There was some sort of internal power struggle amongst the Gems that I won't pretend to understand, but involved a colony being established on Earth known as the "Blue Diamond". However, the "Rose Rebellion" put a stop to this. Ruby was a common soldier chosen as part of a diplomatic team sent to Earth to end the struggle. 

Hmmmm. Blue. Rose. Ruby. 

Ruby goes on to be assigned to guard another gem named Sapphire, who has "prophetic visions". Ruby ultimately fails in this quest, and when she realizes she has failed, she (illegally, I guess) fuses with Sapphire to form a new gem; Garnet. The two descend to Earth and hide in a cave. Eventually discovered by "Rose" and "Pearl", the fused-Ruby begins to question her existence and role in the universe, and is wooed to the "good side" by the answer that "love" is the key to everything. Sort of like how love and fear are the key to the lodges. 

The ridiculous story also involves them all arriving at a "zoo" (Penguins? Rhinoceros? etc.) 

The Ruby character is said to "have no sense of what's going on around her" and "can only focus on one thing only at the expense of all things".

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Posted : 23/08/2017 8:26 am
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I am wearing a Steven t-shirt in my avatar. It's a beautifully heartwarming show. 🙂

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Posted : 23/08/2017 8:58 am
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Posted by: kdawg68

Want to get really freakin' weird? 

The actress that played the "screaming Asian girl" (aka "Ruby") at the end of Episode 15 is Charlyne Yi. Many have noted she used to be Michael Cera's (Wally Brando's) real life girlfriend, as well as for her comedic stand up and bit roles in Knocked Up and things like that. 

Well, she also does voice acting, notably in an animated series called "Stephen Universe", where she portrays a character named....

wait for it....

 

Ruby. 

The plot involves a group of alien entities trying to take over the Earth. They are known as 'gems" and are remnants of a once-vast, interstellar empire. They have many places and ruins that were once of importance to them that are now in an abandoned or disrepair state. There was some sort of internal power struggle amongst the Gems that I won't pretend to understand, but involved a colony being established on Earth known as the "Blue Diamond". However, the "Rose Rebellion" put a stop to this. Ruby was a common soldier chosen as part of a diplomatic team sent to Earth to end the struggle. 

Hmmmm. Blue. Rose. Ruby. 

Ruby goes on to be assigned to guard another gem named Sapphire, who has "prophetic visions". Ruby ultimately fails in this quest, and when she realizes she has failed, she (illegally, I guess) fuses with Sapphire to form a new gem; Garnet. The two descend to Earth and hide in a cave. Eventually discovered by "Rose" and "Pearl", the fused-Ruby begins to question her existence and role in the universe, and is wooed to the "good side" by the answer that "love" is the key to everything. Sort of like how love and fear are the key to the lodges. 

The ridiculous story also involves them all arriving at a "zoo" (Penguins? Rhinoceros? etc.) 

The Ruby character is said to "have no sense of what's going on around her" and "can only focus on one thing only at the expense of all things".

All of the things you have in quotes about the Ruby from Twin Peaks.... where are you getting them from?

 

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Posted : 23/08/2017 9:08 am
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Posted by: kdawg68

Want to get really freakin' weird? 

The actress that played the "screaming Asian girl" (aka "Ruby") at the end of Episode 15 is Charlyne Yi. Many have noted she used to be Michael Cera's (Wally Brando's) real life girlfriend, as well as for her comedic stand up and bit roles in Knocked Up and things like that. 

Well, she also does voice acting, notably in an animated series called "Stephen Universe", where she portrays a character named....

wait for it....

 

Ruby. 

The plot involves a group of alien entities trying to take over the Earth. They are known as 'gems" and are remnants of a once-vast, interstellar empire. They have many places and ruins that were once of importance to them that are now in an abandoned or disrepair state. There was some sort of internal power struggle amongst the Gems that I won't pretend to understand, but involved a colony being established on Earth known as the "Blue Diamond". However, the "Rose Rebellion" put a stop to this. Ruby was a common soldier chosen as part of a diplomatic team sent to Earth to end the struggle. 

Hmmmm. Blue. Rose. Ruby. 

Ruby goes on to be assigned to guard another gem named Sapphire, who has "prophetic visions". Ruby ultimately fails in this quest, and when she realizes she has failed, she (illegally, I guess) fuses with Sapphire to form a new gem; Garnet. The two descend to Earth and hide in a cave. Eventually discovered by "Rose" and "Pearl", the fused-Ruby begins to question her existence and role in the universe, and is wooed to the "good side" by the answer that "love" is the key to everything. Sort of like how love and fear are the key to the lodges. 

The ridiculous story also involves them all arriving at a "zoo" (Penguins? Rhinoceros? etc.) 

The Ruby character is said to "have no sense of what's going on around her" and "can only focus on one thing only at the expense of all things".

All of the things you have in quotes about the Ruby from Twin Peaks.... where are you getting them from?

 

Everything in quotes is about Steven Universe. A great show.

while we are on it, many homages to TP in Adventure Time as well. One (of many) dream sequences in particular.

I AM the FBI.

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Posted : 23/08/2017 9:47 am
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Posted by: Matthew Gladney
Posted by: kdawg68

Want to get really freakin' weird? 

The actress that played the "screaming Asian girl" (aka "Ruby") at the end of Episode 15 is Charlyne Yi. Many have noted she used to be Michael Cera's (Wally Brando's) real life girlfriend, as well as for her comedic stand up and bit roles in Knocked Up and things like that. 

Well, she also does voice acting, notably in an animated series called "Stephen Universe", where she portrays a character named....

wait for it....

 

Ruby. 

The plot involves a group of alien entities trying to take over the Earth. They are known as 'gems" and are remnants of a once-vast, interstellar empire. They have many places and ruins that were once of importance to them that are now in an abandoned or disrepair state. There was some sort of internal power struggle amongst the Gems that I won't pretend to understand, but involved a colony being established on Earth known as the "Blue Diamond". However, the "Rose Rebellion" put a stop to this. Ruby was a common soldier chosen as part of a diplomatic team sent to Earth to end the struggle. 

Hmmmm. Blue. Rose. Ruby. 

Ruby goes on to be assigned to guard another gem named Sapphire, who has "prophetic visions". Ruby ultimately fails in this quest, and when she realizes she has failed, she (illegally, I guess) fuses with Sapphire to form a new gem; Garnet. The two descend to Earth and hide in a cave. Eventually discovered by "Rose" and "Pearl", the fused-Ruby begins to question her existence and role in the universe, and is wooed to the "good side" by the answer that "love" is the key to everything. Sort of like how love and fear are the key to the lodges. 

The ridiculous story also involves them all arriving at a "zoo" (Penguins? Rhinoceros? etc.) 

The Ruby character is said to "have no sense of what's going on around her" and "can only focus on one thing only at the expense of all things".

All of the things you have in quotes about the Ruby from Twin Peaks.... where are you getting them from?

 

From perusing this: 

http://steven-universe.wikia.com/wiki/Ruby

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Posted : 23/08/2017 10:22 am
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Ok. I got confused. I thought the stuff in quotes was referencing the Ruby in Twin Peaks. Now I see it's supposed to be referencing some Ruby cartoon character.

And just... for the record.... Charlyne Yi was born in Los Angeles, so she's not really Asian, per se. She is of Asian heritage. It's like saying Robert DeNiro is European.

 

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Posted : 23/08/2017 10:37 am
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I love how they have us tied into so many knots we questions everything we are given.  Especially if it seems that it might be given too freely.  Yeah, I am a question everything type person, love the challenge this show presents.

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Posted : 23/08/2017 10:39 am
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Posted by: Matthew Gladney

Ok. I got confused. I thought the stuff in quotes was referencing the Ruby in Twin Peaks. Now I see it's supposed to be referencing some Ruby cartoon character.

And just... for the record.... Charlyne Yi was born in Los Angeles, so she's not really Asian, per se. She is of Asian heritage. It's like saying Robert DeNiro is European.

 

My wife was born in Baltimore and she would shank you if you tried to tell her she is "not Asian". 

I'm kind of kidding.  Kind of. 

I mean she's as "Asian" as any "African American" is "African", is she not? 

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Posted : 23/08/2017 10:52 am
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Posted by: Matthew Gladney

Ok. I got confused. I thought the stuff in quotes was referencing the Ruby in Twin Peaks. Now I see it's supposed to be referencing some Ruby cartoon character.

And just... for the record.... Charlyne Yi was born in Los Angeles, so she's not really Asian, per se. She is of Asian heritage. It's like saying Robert DeNiro is European.

 

Kdawg was identifying the character, not the actress, as screaming Asian woman aka Ruby. Come on now 🙂 Seems accurate enough. 

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Posted : 23/08/2017 10:54 am
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My kids became interested in Twin Peaks after finding the clues in Gravity Falls...
Adventure Time
Steven Universe
Gravity Falls
and for the older child Rick and Morty 
these shows have given me hope that Western Animated Art can be thoughtful and artistic.

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Posted : 23/08/2017 10:56 am
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Posted by: Matthew Gladney

Ok. I got confused. I thought the stuff in quotes was referencing the Ruby in Twin Peaks. Now I see it's supposed to be referencing some Ruby cartoon character.

And just... for the record.... Charlyne Yi was born in Los Angeles, so she's not really Asian, per se. She is of Asian heritage. It's like saying Robert DeNiro is European.

 

Kdawg was identifying the character, not the actress, as screaming Asian woman aka Ruby. Come on now 🙂 Seems accurate enough. 

We know nothing about the character, other than her name is Ruby. She looks like Charlyne Yi (well, duh), and Charlyne Yi is American, so.....

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Posted : 23/08/2017 11:05 am
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Posted by: Matthew Gladney

Ok. I got confused. I thought the stuff in quotes was referencing the Ruby in Twin Peaks. Now I see it's supposed to be referencing some Ruby cartoon character.

And just... for the record.... Charlyne Yi was born in Los Angeles, so she's not really Asian, per se. She is of Asian heritage. It's like saying Robert DeNiro is European.

 

Kdawg was identifying the character, not the actress, as screaming Asian woman aka Ruby. Come on now 🙂 Seems accurate enough. 

We know nothing about the character, other than her name is Ruby. She looks like Charlyne Yi (well, duh), and Charlyne Yi is American, so.....

I didn't realize you speak for the entire Asian race. I've learned something new in this thread. I'll be sure to tell them all that they are forbidden from identifying as Asian, because they aren't.  Even though they have to say they are when taking standardized tests and such.  It's all very complicated.  

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Posted : 23/08/2017 11:08 am
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Posted by: kdawg68
Posted by: Matthew Gladney

Ok. I got confused. I thought the stuff in quotes was referencing the Ruby in Twin Peaks. Now I see it's supposed to be referencing some Ruby cartoon character.

And just... for the record.... Charlyne Yi was born in Los Angeles, so she's not really Asian, per se. She is of Asian heritage. It's like saying Robert DeNiro is European.

 

My wife was born in Baltimore and she would shank you if you tried to tell her she is "not Asian". 

I'm kind of kidding.  Kind of. 

I mean she's as "Asian" as any "African American" is "African", is she not? 

Er, there is a difference between African-American and African.  I recently spent some time with a delegation of scholars from Kenya. They were Africans. I also spent some time recently with my dad's side of the family. They were African-Americans.

To each their own, though. If your wife prefers to be called Asian, I would call her Asian. I guess it's not so much about that, as it is how we automatically label people certain ways. Going back to my example: Charlyne Yi is of Asian descent, so a lot (most?) people label her as Asian. Robert DeNiro is of Italian descent, but nobody labels him as European. It's our mindsets.

That, and having to endure people wondering if Ruby and Naido were played by the same actress, or if the two characters are somehow connected, because Asian.

It's just cringe-inducing / face-palming.

 

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Posted : 23/08/2017 11:09 am
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Posted by: kdawg68
Posted by: Matthew Gladney

Ok. I got confused. I thought the stuff in quotes was referencing the Ruby in Twin Peaks. Now I see it's supposed to be referencing some Ruby cartoon character.

And just... for the record.... Charlyne Yi was born in Los Angeles, so she's not really Asian, per se. She is of Asian heritage. It's like saying Robert DeNiro is European.

 

My wife was born in Baltimore and she would shank you if you tried to tell her she is "not Asian". 

I'm kind of kidding.  Kind of. 

I mean she's as "Asian" as any "African American" is "African", is she not? 

Er, there is a difference between African-American and African.  I recently spent some time with a delegation of scholars from Kenya. They were Africans. I also spent some time recently with my dad's side of the family. They were African-Americans.

To each their own, though. If your wife prefers to be called Asian, I would call her Asian. I guess it's not so much about that, as it is how we automatically label people certain ways. Going back to my example: Charlyne Yi is of Asian descent, so a lot (most?) people label her as Asian. Robert DeNiro is of Italian descent, but nobody labels him as European. It's our mindsets.

That, and having to endure people wondering if Ruby and Naido were played by the same actress, or if the two characters are somehow connected, because Asian.

It's just cringe-inducing / face-palming.

 

Well, as I never compared or contrasted Naido with "Ruby", that doesn't really apply to me. 

 

And your family can evidently not be "From Africa" and be classified as "African American", but how dare anyone of Asian descent do the same?  No, no - we have different standards for them!  Different conventions! 

Most Asians I know self-identify as Asian, whether it fits into your definition or not.  Charylne herself has been quoted many times talking about or joking about her Asian heritage and not fitting into the media stereotype expected of "Asian girls". 

But this entire conversation has now become ridiculous.  

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Posted : 23/08/2017 11:13 am
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Posted by: Matthew Gladney

Ok. I got confused. I thought the stuff in quotes was referencing the Ruby in Twin Peaks. Now I see it's supposed to be referencing some Ruby cartoon character.

And just... for the record.... Charlyne Yi was born in Los Angeles, so she's not really Asian, per se. She is of Asian heritage. It's like saying Robert DeNiro is European.

 

Kdawg was identifying the character, not the actress, as screaming Asian woman aka Ruby. Come on now 🙂 Seems accurate enough. 

We know nothing about the character, other than her name is Ruby. She looks like Charlyne Yi (well, duh), and Charlyne Yi is American, so.....

I didn't realize you speak for the entire Asian race. I've learned something new in this thread. I'll be sure to tell them all that they are forbidden from identifying as Asian, because they aren't.  Even though they have to say they are when taking standardized tests and such.  It's all very complicated.  

Easy there, tiger.

Please see my other response. I think that clarifies some things (hopefully).

I'm looking at it more as a societal problem, more than anything. And, as I said in that response, if your wife prefers to be called Asian, that is definitely what I would call her, no questions asked.

Race is a sensitive topic for me, being bi-racial (which is how I think of myself). I remember being in school, taking tests, and having to fill-in the oval next to which ethnicity I was. I filled-in  the ovals next to black, and white. After turning-in the test, the teacher got up, came over to me, dropped it on the desk and told me to erase the 'white' oval. "But, my mom is white," I said. "I'm both." Didn't matter. To her (and society) I'm black. 

This is all probably TMI, but I hope it helps explain my sensitivity to these matters.

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