‘Hang on a moment,’ said Ron sharply. 'We’ve forgotten someone!' 'Who?’ asked Hermione. 'The house-elves, they’ll all be down in the kitchen, won’t they?' 'You mean we ought to get them fighting?’ asked Harry. 'No’ said Ron seriously, 'I mean we should tell them to get out. We dont want anymore Dobbys, do we? We can’t order them to die for us -’ There was a clatter as the basilisk fangs cascaded out of Hermione’s arms. Running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth. Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet.
when i was ten my grandparents gave me $150 bc decades are a big thing in our family and they never get to see me so i took the money and spent it on a calf. this calf was called drifter and he was a highland cow like those big orange ones with the big horns. at the same time i had him, my sister was raising two lambs who had been abandoned by their mum, and in the paddock next to our house was where all the sheep were living so drifter spent a lot of time with the sheep and didnt know any other cows. one day i was leading him around the garden to practice for a competition and he stopped next to the sheep and wouldnt move so i was like tuggin on his lead like “drifter come on we gotta be good for calf day at school!” like the good farm child i am. then this fuckin bright orange calf looks up at me, eyes full of determination, and went “baa”
‘maybe trans people should stop crucifying cis people who make mistakes’
here’s the thing
i have never, in my life, seen ant trans person jump down someone’s throat, or yell at them, or do anything that could possibly be seen as ‘crucifying’ when they get misgendered
what i usually see is ‘excuse me, sorry, but im actually a boy and use he/him pronouns’
but occasionally, trans people do get fed up (which is totally understandable and valid in their situation) so they might skip the pleasantries and just go for:
‘so i said to him-’
‘oh right sorry, i said to them’
at least, that’s what the correct response should be when someone corrects you
unfortunately, more often than not it’s ‘oh my god don’t you know im trying???? you have to understand how hard it is for me to try and change when i’ve known you for so long as something else. cut me a little bit of slack, jeez, stop crucifying me’
trans people have no obligation to be super duper polite, compliant and understanding, especially if you keep making the same simple mistake over and over again and then get defensive when you’re corrected
imagine this in any other situation
‘so i went to safeways yesterday-’
‘oh my god don’t you know im trying???? you have to understand how hard it is for me to try and change when i’ve known that supermarket for so long as something else. cut me a little bit of slack, jeez, stop crucifying me’
sounds ridiculous, right?
because if you get something wrong, just say sorry and move on
it’s not a personal attack when a trans person corrects you, and they’re definitely not saying that you’re not putting enough effort in or that it has to be a seamless transition for you
it’s just… well… you made a mistake
and when you make a mistake, people correct you.
teachers have been doing it for years, no one tells them off for ‘crucifying’ students when they hand back essays covered in red ink, because the students recognise that their teacher is right
when a trans person corrects you, they’re just alerting you to your mistake so that you can fix it
so when it happens, thats what you do
say sorry, and then restart your sentence using the right pronouns
eventually, you’ll get the hang of it
tl/dr dont get defensive when a trans person corrects you on their pronouns, it’s not a personal attack, just say sorry and use the right ones
Can we talk about Garnet for a moment? I could go on about Pearl and Amethyst in Cry for Help but I would rather talk about Garnet.
In this episode, it is finally revealed to us Garnet’s fatal flaw. Well, maybe not only in this episode. It has been building up for a while, ever since she was shown to be a fusion. It makes sense that she was upset that she was betrayed by Pearl, but there’s something more. Garnet’s flaw is her lack of empathy. She is literally made out of love and is literally never alone. She isn’t just Ruby and Sapphire standing on each other’s shoulders. She is an experience. She is the embodiment of love and admiration. She is confident in herself and everything she does because she is constructed out of love.
The problem is that Garnet does not understand why Pearl and Amethyst don’t love themselves. She doesn’t understand why they need her, and this causes her to lash out at Amethyst, telling her not to protect Pearl. (Good moment, where Amethyst and Pearl are hand in hand in the situation). If we look back to Stronger Than You, she says “I am their fury, I am their patience, I am a conversation”. She is an experience. She is MADE of emotions, and yet she doesn’t understand others’. That’s an interesting thing to me, that someone made of emotions and love cannot understand another. Maybe it’s because she’s so caught up in herself that she forgets that others do not have that same confidence?
Garnet can be pretty selfish. She doesn’t understand that Pearl and Amethyst both hate themselves for being weak, and she doesn’t seem to try to help. She’s not the person to console, but rather seems to believe they can fix it on their own. When Amethyst was reforming, Garnet didn’t understand why Amethyst couldn’t just be herself, but Amethyst didn’t like herself, which seems preposterous to Garnet who is indeed love. Garnet has a right to feel betrayed for being used to feel better about oneself. Fusion to her is sacred, and that was tarnished. Ironically, she forces Amethyst to fuse with her. Amethyst, who was so eager before, was hesitant. It all came crashing down. (Note: Garnet seems to be the deciding factor to whether either Pearl or Amethyst fuse with her. They’re sad and want acknowledgement.)
Quite literally though, it all came crashing down……….
i….. i just like her a lot… she charmed me with her inconvenient to draw face and delightful to write character…. and ford keeps appearing in the background every time i do anything with her, dunno why