hey @ goyim could y'all reblog this if you're actually willing to listen to Jewish people and protect us?
we really need allies right now, and I know seeing this on people’s blogs could be comforting to other Jewish people. But please don’t do this as performative allyship- actually try and help us irl, or at least learn about antisemitism enough to spot it and call it out.
i made an adhd tag urself thing!! i’m all of them except cryptid :D
anyone can reblog if they relate!! if you find a lot of them are relatable and you’ve not thought about adhd before then it might be worth checking out :) it was a tumblr post i that made me research and stuff and, contrary to the daily mail, it’s super underdiagnosed. check out @actuallyadhd‘s self diagnosis page for more info!
OK so, one thing bothered me watching the “Honor and Glory” Overwatch short, why is the animal on Reinhardt’s armor different?
In every other time we’ve seen Reinhardt, his symbol, which was always on his armor’s left forearm and etched into his hammer, was a lion. Which is a great symbol for Reinhardt, but in the short it wasn’t a lion at all.
It’s a Griffin. Which got me thinking, why is it a griffin?
In Germanic heraldry, a griffin is meant to symbolize courage, militaristic strength and leadership, as well as boldness, and are always allured by powerful, fearsome monsters. Griffins are meant to symbolize the amalgamated strengths and weaknesses of its halves, the Lion and the Eagle.
In heraldry, the Lion (King of beasts) was symbolized by courage, strength, nobility, and valor. Whereas the Eagle (King of the skies) also symbolizes courage and valor, as well as vision, intellect, and immortality.
In the short, I believe the griffin represents Reinhardt. A powerful and courageous leader, but bold, and blinded by glory and the search of a good challenge. He was overzealous, he charged in to combat, leaving his team behind, so he could revel in his own glory, he was selfish.
But he changed, and we saw the change happen.
When Reinhardt agreed to leave Balderich to hold off the omnics, and to go defend his team, He was no longer blinded by glory, or the pursuit of a fearsome enemy for him to overcome, he was humbled, he was grounded.
At this moment, Reinhardt was no longer a griffin, he was no longer blinded by glory or chasing a challenge, his head was no longer in the clouds, the eagle of Reinhardt’s griffin left him at that moment, and he was left as the courageous, but humble lion we know him as today.
in case you’re considering writing cute winter fluff this year might i suggest...
- sharing! a! long! scarf!
- a being an ass and putting their cold hands on b’s warm neck
- cafeteria tray/cardboard sheet sledding aka how to kiss your datefriend in a snowdrift bc you’re idiots and went flying into one
- christmas! market! dates!!!
- hey the fire alarm in our dorm went off at 3am and you ran outside without a coat wanna share my blanket?
- a learning how to make traditional holiday foods from b’s culture bc they’re homesick
- decorating wars complete with Too Much Glitter ™
- ice skating dates and which one’s kinda unstable and clinging cutely to the other
- is die hard a christmas movie? the debate (it absolutely is)
- “i said UGLY christmas sweaters not nsfw christmas sweaters, we can NOT wear these, my boss will kill me”
- who peeks at their presents early and tries to hide the evidence and who actually loves the anticipation and wondering?
- “would you like some hot cocoa with your mountain of marshmallows oh my god are you TRYING to put yourself into a sugar coma?"
- fireplaces. ‘nuff said.
- "what made you think that putting a holiday sweater on our CAT was a good idea? i’ll get the band-aids."
- you took me on a cut-your-own-christmas-tree-farm date & holy frick you make a cute lumberjack I WAS UNPREPARED
- the power’s out & we’re snowed in, how on earth will we stay warm???
- you booked a snowy carriage ride through the park & i’m afraid of horses but you’re excited OH GOD HORSES ARE BIGGER CLOSE UP & GOING TO EAT ME
- candy cane sword fights & how quickly they can escalate
- your family sucks so you’re kinda meh on holidays, lets make some fun, new traditions together!
- we were going to go walking around the neighborhood to see all the pretty lights but you woke up feeling a bit under the weather and not up to being outside in the snow so i snuck out early this morning and made a video of them all for you so you didn’t have to miss out
Do you like RPing? Then please don’t forget about Net Neutrality. This is still a thing that is happening.
It takes a simple search on Google or Tumblr to find all the sources and information you will need. Please keep up the fight and don’t forget about this issue.
I know it brings a lot of anxiety to think about this, but, that anxiety is what we all have to listen too right now. If we lose what we have now we wont have the freedom or the privilege to talk to our friends, publish our artwork, roleplay, or support important tags such as Black Lives Matter or LGBTQA+ Pride.
This will ruin the lives of people who rely on the (free) internet to survive.