✕ — isn’t that kara zor-el wandering the streets of new york? civilians know them as supergirl and see them as a hero. as far as i know, the 20 year old stands with the justice league and are rumoured to be pretty compassionate & selfless. ( josefine frida pettersen / female / she&her ) ( abbie /GMT/she&her )
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honestly the completely flippant dismissiveness, buzzwords, and denial that tumblr’s supposed leftists have towards retail workers telling them that their discourse is harmful is all the damn proof I need that a bunch of you are just politically slumming while you’re young, and that your lists of “my privileges/oppressions” in your about section is a desperate attempt to pretend that you aren’t going to be GOP/local conservative party voters in 15-20 years
OK CAN WE PLEASE SIT DOWN AND TALK ABOUT THIS CHARACTER FOR A MOMENT.
That’s not even a question I will (over)share this anyway.
So… I was 15 and Voltron was on german television. Yay. God it was so dumb but I loved it anyway and maybe just because of this character but due to all the editing and censorship that had happened to this tv show at some point, this character had a scandinavian name and no, he didn’t die at all. Because god forbit that the targetaudience back in the day was confronted with reality and somehow this was how I learned in life that sometimes media fucks with us on a big scale. Later on, when the internet began to spread I tried to find AT LEAST the american version of this show. The german one was nowhere to be found anymore and I have to say I went through real phases of frustration. However, I managed to find out a few things about this character and hey look he’s a fucking hero! And yeah… When I finally got my hands on the american version though happiness didn’t last long. For some fucking reason, Michael Bell, who voiced him had made him sound like kermit the frog on extasy and had made up (WHAT HE THOUGHT WAS) a Norwegian accent…… WHITEWASHING, ANYONE????
Needless to say - I felt like destiny would continuously dump on my fav fictional character ever and was I the only one who felt that this was complately wrong?
Well. Years became decades and now and then I heard rumors about a movie and several comics but for some reason nothing seemed available to me and I sort of felt into the Transformers fandom and what not to have some nice machines. Transformers rule. hands down.
However, not too long ago I heard about the new Netflix show coming up and I was…….. sceptical. To say the least. Oh boy was I sceptical. So, in the end when it came out I didn’t expect anything, I invited my sister over who had always been my partner in crime when it came to trashy shows we watched in the 90s and then we first drank a bottle of sparkling wine because it was, after all, a special day. We ordered food and finally did the thing: We turned on the show, thankfully: available in Germany. And it was everything I didnt hope to expect and more. How I freaking love when a generation grows up and digs out their childhoods toys again. Now, back to this character. In my head he is still Sven. I have to get used to Shiro but honest: It is so so so so so much better this way. No frog voice, no instant death and he’s suddenly THE MAN and I feel like FINALLY, after 20 years, justice has come and made this character what he REALLY is. A hero, a born leader and also: asian because fuck your hideous race-corrections. Thank you Neflix & Dreamworks - you might know that you did something very right here but you don’t even know how important your repairs on this stroy really mean to me.
This undated family photo provided by Lincoln B. Alexander shows Marissa Alexander in her car in Tampa, Fla.
Lincoln B. Alexander/AP Photo
A Florida woman who claimed to be a victim of abuse yet was sentenced to 20 years behind bars for allegedly firing a warning shot during a dispute with her husband was granted a new trial Thursday.
The appellate court ruling erased a decision by a jury that took just 12 minutes to convict Marissa Alexander, a mother of three, of aggravated assault.
The conviction of Alexander, who is black, sparked outrage and cries of a racial double standard in light of the exoneration of George Zimmerman, a white Hispanic, for the death of Trayvon Martin, who was black. In particular, outrage aired on social media and among some lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
Alexander unsuccessfully tried to invoke Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law as the same prosecutors who unsuccessfully worked to put Zimmerman behind bars told the court that she did not act in self-defense.
In granting the new trial, Judge James H. Daniel also seemed unmoved by the Stand Your Ground defense.
“We reject her contention that the trial court erred in declining to grant her immunity from prosecution under Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, but we remand for a new trial because the jury instructions on self-defense were erroneous,” wrote Daniel.
Alexander testified that, on Aug. 1, 2010, her then-husband, Rico Gray Sr., questioned her fidelity and the paternity of her 1-week-old child.
She claimed that he broke through a bathroom door that she had locked and grabbed her by the neck. She said she tried to push past him but he shoved her into the door, sparking a struggle that felt like an “eternity.”
Afterwards, she claimed that she ran to the garage and tried to leave but was unable to open the garage door, so she retrieved a gun, which she legally owned.
Once inside, she claimed, her husband saw the gun and charged at her “in a rage” saying, “Bitch, I’ll kill you.” She said she raised the gun and fired a warning shot into the air because it was the “lesser of two evils.”
The jury rejected the self-defense claim and Alexander was sentenced under the state’s 10-20-life law, sparking outrage over how self-defense laws are applied in the state.
A Florida appellate court ruled today that jury instructions, which unfairly made Alexander prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” that she was acting in self-defense, were wrong – and that there were other incorrect instructions that self-defense only applied if the victim suffered an injury, which Gray had not.
Today, U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., lashed out at Florida State Attorney Angela Corey, who oversaw the failed prosecution of George Zimmerman and the prosecution in this case, saying, “Arresting and prosecuting her when no one was hurt does not make any sense. … What was certainly absent from the courtroom during Marissa’s trial was mercy and justice. Indeed, the three-year plea deal from State Attorney Angela Corey is not mercy, and a mandatory 20-year sentence is not justice.”
Corey’s office argued that Alexander, who had not been living in the home for two months leading up to the shooting, provoked the incident, and that there was no proof the garage door was broken, Alexander’s rationale for not leaving the altercation. Her office offered her a three-year plea deal in the case that was rejected.
Alexander testified about three other alleged incidents of physical abuse by her husband, including one that led to his arrest. Several witnesses claimed to have seen the injuries she allegedly suffered and the final defense witness in the case testified that she met the criteria for “battered person’s syndrome.”
In a statement, prosecutors wrote, “The defendant’s conviction was reversed on a legal technicality. … We are gratified that the court affirmed the defendant’s Stand Your Ground ruling. This means the defendant will not have another Stand Your Ground hearing. The case will be back in the Circuit Court in the Fourth Judicial Circuit at the appropriate time.”