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Dale Nichols, Morning Chore, 1972.

I think many people think of white supremacist oppression of Jews as neo-nazis spraypainting swastikas, or possibly activist types muttering about the global Zionist conspiracy to control the world, and those are definitely big parts of it, but I would argue that the constant drumbeat of American and to a slightly lesser extent European society to play down ethnic in favor of religious Judaism, the depiction of Judaism as proto-Christianity, “Christianity without Jesus”, or similar pronouncements, is white supremacy as well. It is white supremacy to use the term “Judeo-Christian”, it is white supremacy to refer to Jewish celebrities as “having Jewish parents” rather than saying “x is Jewish”,  it is white supremacy to dismiss secular Jewish practice (aka Jews keeping kosher, fasting on Yom Kippur, or celebrating Jewish holidays without necessarily engaging in what non-Jews might consider “religious practice”, to say nothing of Jews enjoying the use of the Yiddish language or a good bagel with lox and schmear), it is white supremacy to refer to Ashkenazi immigrants to the United States as “Polish” or “German” or “Romanian” without mentioning their Jewishness, it is white supremacy every time American or European society has told us “you can either be white or you can be Jewish” and then picks “white” for us.EVERY FUCKING TIME.without asking us.

@h0wlback replied to your post: post-apocalyptic pokemon is a pretty cool take. where would you fit UBs into it?

Thanks! I haven’t thought too much about the Ultra Beasts just yet, but off of the top of my head I would consider the UBs to be another developed species arising from abandoned proto-Pokemon. Similar to ghost-types, they would be able, whether in actuality or perception only, to traverse dimensional planes. UBs would still be Pokemon (as UBs seem to ultimately be in context of canon considering you can still catch and raise them as per regular Pokemon, even with regular Pokeballs but with a severely hampered catch rate), just developed along a different evolutionary path, potentially occupying space in multiple dimensions at once, possibly as a result of experimentation of interdimensional traversal as a form of “blinking” / instantaneous travel. There are a lot of possibilities to be explored with them.

Since they are completely new it will take a bit for them to be integrated into the project in any meaningful manner, but at the forefront of my mind is the assignment of UBs as “phenomena” commonly attributed to Ghosts, but much more severe, manifesting in ways that defy common understanding of what an “organism” is, bordering on “possession” of inorganic items. In particular I’m thinking of Xurkitree spontaneously manifesting in somebody’s house as just a mess of wires and plastic. No real reason for its appearance, it just shocks to life, ripping wiring out of walls, stripping insulation from outlets, etc., to form itself. Observers get the impression that something is and is not occupying the physical space in front of them - the cords have physical presence, but what holds them together is not physical and has no root in their understanding of a physical plane. As it ages in minutes in the 3rd dimension, its movements get jerky and there is a distinct smell of something burning, until the manifestation topples back into a mess of cords. Char with the consistency of burnt gristle flakes from where the metal of the cords had previously resided.

auraphoenix1500  asked:

Okay, so I've been creating a sort of Dangan Ronpa Mega Man AU (basically, I'm just matching up characters to Robot Masters). Some were easy to match up (Hinata as Mega Man, you know, because protag, and Komaeda as Bomb Man), some required a little more thought put into it (1)

(Kirigiri is Gemini Man, because the song “Gemineye” by The Megas makes Gemini Man’s theme a detective song, so in this universe, Kirigiri was a robot built to solve crimes, and the duplication power was to help gather evidence and multitask on the job. Ishimaru is Fire Man, because Ishida’s eyebrows look like they’re on fire). (2)

THEN there were the people I, for the life of me, could not match up to anything, either because they just didn’t fit, or because what they did fit in was already taken by something much better. So, I used a randomizer to match those up. Guess what Koizumi is? …PROTO MAN. Yup, our pure cinnamon roll photographer best girl is the suave, lone wolf, big sister figure of this AU. (3)

Oh, and you think that’s weird? Guess what Saionji wound up being: DR. LIGHT. Yes, bratty yet also incredibly lovable little Saionji is the reasonable, kind, motherly figure who builds robots for the sake of all mankind. (Souda’s Magnet Man, so he can’t be Dr. Light.) YA’LL READY FOR EXTREMELY OOC ADULT!SAIONJI? BECAUSE I’M NOT! (4)

I got this 4-Part Ask about a Mega Man AU. Never played Mega Man myself so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

attention people who use runes (esp. the elder fuþark):

if you work with or have done research on the Elder Fuþark runes, you may have noticed that there are lots of variations on the names. & i mean LOTS, e.g.:

there are a couple of reasons for this:

  • HOWEVER, most actual runic inscriptions in the Elder Fuþark are actually in Proto-Norse, the intermediate stage between Proto-Indo-European and Old Norse. A lot of the discrepancies between the attested names & their names in other Germanic languages (i.e. Gothic and Old English) is due to this fact (Orðstírr has a good intro to Proto-Norse sounds especially re: runes)
  • modern English is missing many of the sounds and letters that existed in early Germanic languages, so variant spellings are different ways of rendering them in our limited 26-letter alphabet
  • many sources on runes come from magickal writings from many decades ago, and because language science is constantly evolving, so has our reconstruction of Proto-Germanic. thus, many of the names are based on outdated reconstructions.
  • most magickal writings on runes are not written by historical linguists who study ancient Germanic languages

luckily i regularly study & use Proto-Germanic, & based on our most recent & accurate reconstructions, the names for the Elder Fuþark would have probably taken the following forms (text in /slashes/ is IPA phonemic transcription; where names are different, this is due to differring names in the different attested langauges, or variation within Proto-Germanic dialects):

ᚠ    *fehu /ɸexu/ “wealth, cattle”

ᚢ    *ūruz /uːruz/ “aurochs”

ᚦ    *þurisaz /θurisɑz/ “giant, monster” OR  *þurnuz /θurnuz/ “thorn”

ᚨ     *ansuz /ɑnsuz/ “deity, mouth”

ᚱ     *raidō /rɑi̯ðɔː/ “journey”

ᚲ    *kēnaz /keːnɑz/ “torch” OR *kauną /kɑu̯nɑ̃/ “ulcer”

ᚷ    *gebō /ɣeβɔː/ “gift”

ᚹ    *wunjō /wunjɔː/ “joy”


ᚺ    *haglaz /xɑɣlɑz/ “hail(storm)”

ᚾ    *naudiz /nɑu̯ðiz/ “need, distress, force”

ᛁ    *īsaz /iːsɑz/ “ice”

ᛃ    *jērą /jɛːrɑ̃/ “year”

ᛇ    *ēhaz /eːxɑz/ < *īhwaz /iːxʷɑz/ OR *īwaz /iːwɑz/ “yew”

ᛈ    *perþō /perθɔː/  “?pear-tree, ??game-box (uncertain)”

ᛉ    *elhaz /elxɑz/ OR *algiz /ɑlɣiz/ “elk”

ᛊ    *sōwulą /sɔːwulɑ̃/ OR *sōwilą /sɔːwilɑ̃/ “sun”


ᛏ    *tīwaz /tiːwɑz/ “the god *Tīwaz (Norse Týr, Anglo-Saxon Tíw > Tue[sday])”

ᛒ    *berkaną /berkɑnɑ̃/ “birch”

ᛖ    *ehwaz /exʷɑz/ “horse”

ᛗ    *mannaz /mɑnnɑz/ “human, person”

ᛚ    *laguz /lɑɣuz/ “water, sea, ocean”

ᛜ    *ingwaz /iŋʷgʷɑz/ “the god *Frawjaz (Norse Freyr, Anglo-Saxon Fréa)”

ᛞ    *dagaz /dɑɣɑz/ “day”

ᛟ    *ōþalą /ɔːθɑlɑ̃/ OR *ōþilą /ɔːθilɑ̃/ “ancestral home”

if you would like more in-depth explanations for each of these, HERE is a good source (where we differ, i’d note that this source leans heavily on the Norse variants because our oldest attested uses come from Proto-Norse)