anti intellect

So there are misguided people who think that the reason why people hated on Bleach is because of the endgame ships.

If that is so, why then even non shippers hated the ending?

These people don’t give a fuck about romance but they hated how the story went.

If you are a thinking reader, you will never accept this ending.

Why?

Because Ichigo’s journey as a hero was nullified. Negated. Thrown away.

People have made jokes about Ichigo being Al Bundy. About him being a couch potato. In surface, this seems like mere bashing. But you know what? They illustrate the kind of disappointment for the supposed main character of the story.

Think about this:

Why do we read shounen? To see the hero grow. Most of the time, they start as nothing. But they have goals. And we read the series to see how he actually achieves that goal.

Ichigo started powerless. His goal was to protect. He entered a world of supernatural wonder through Rukia.

At the end of the journey, he gains a clinic. *tires screech*

Lolwut?

And oh, is he still a shinigami? What does he even do now? We’re all clueless.

We read the story for the hero’s journey. And in the end, we expect the hero to become greater than from what he was when he started.

This is so basic in every myth of every culture. Joseph Campbell calls it the Monomyth.

Following the law of monomyth, after that journey, HE MUST RETURN WITH A GIFT THAT IMPROVES OR CHANGES THE WORLD.

That was robbed from Ichigo.

This is what IchiHimes seem to miss. In order for their pairing to happen, Ichigo returned to that same state he started from. He did not complete the hero’s journey. He regressed. In order for it to happen, the story must be rejected into existence. That’s what makes this pairing so disgusting. But then again, it’s mere collateral damage.

(But do they really care about Ichigo though? As long as the princess gets her prize, the Hero does not matter anymore)

The Sokyoku was rebuilt, more stronger.

The worlds are separated once again.

When people say that 15 years went down the drain, ships are the furthest from their minds. The ships are mere collateral damage when Kubo decided to negate everything that the story once stood for.

Think more:

If Ichigo and Rukia never met, if Ichigo never became a shinigami, this is the same ending he will have.

If that is so, then what’s the point of writing the story in the first place?

Since the story is about the hero’s journey, then what is the point of all the fights, the defeats, trainings, and the victories? After all, after all these things, Ichigo will just settle with an ordinary life in an unchanged world.

Why did we even read Bleach? It’s all pointless.

If you truly respect your intellect, you will not excuse this ending.

If you truly read carefully, you will not apologize for Kubo and Bleach.

Kubo disrespected us readers because he disrespected the hero he created.

He wasted our time, effort, and money by posing Ichigo as an agent of change that ultimately results to nothing.

So people, readers with brains do not hate the ending for the endgame ships as the first thing in their minds Personally, I don’t even hate it for the plot holes and retcons. I view these as collateral damage.

I hate the ending because it negated the story itself.

I hate it because it wasted my valuable and irreplaceable resources.

I hate it because Kubo got rich from taking the money of fans who invested in his pointless story for 15 years.

So we will never shut up about our discontent. Doing so means intentionally insulting our own intellects.

The most ridiculous, most despicable of all con artists are those pompous, condescending, so-called ‘intellectuals’ who purport to use the intellect to 'prove’ the worthlessness of human intelligence - and thereby, of the intellect.  They don’t even seem to realize all they’re doing is admitting their own self-negation in the most pathetic way possible, in public, to all but the most gullible.
—  Rick Gaber
Movie Night (Harrison “Harry” Wells/Reader)

Imagine showing Harry your favorite movie finally…


Originally posted by felicityssoliver

“You came back…Of course I came back…”

Harry sat next you smiling as you mouthed the words the movie. Some children’s film based off of a fairy tale, “How is this your favorite movie?”

You perked up looking at him retorting, “How does your world not have Beauty and the Beast?”

He shrugged, “I wonder daily at how similar our worlds are but not at all…this story was never told it seems.”

“That is so sad…” You looked at him, “This is…I feel like this is the movie that made me dream. It made me want to be them.”

“A woman with Stockholm syndrome and a man with anger issues.” He leaned on his hand looking at you as your mouth fell open.

“Anti-bullying, intellect before beauty, loving someone for who they are despite looks and abilities, being the better man…” He listened to you rattle off a list before raising his hands in defense.

“Alright…I obviously need to rewatch it.” He told you defeated, “I’ll admit it’s got some catchy tunes to it.”

You smiled leaning over into him hitting replay, “Good…we can do it now.”

He smiled contently putting his arm around you, “Only if you actually sing along this time.”

“Oh challenge accepted.” You smirked looking up at him before leaning up kissing his cheek.

“What was that for?” He looked at you curious.

“Does there need to be a reason?” You said leaning into his shoulder.

“No I suppose there doesn’t.” He smiled again resting his cheek against the top of your head as the intro music started to play again.

“Fall to you knees and receive jesus” they said. “Jesus comes before all others”, they said…

Yes, you can poke fun at religion. You can drag it through the gutter. You can laugh at the absurdies, the barbarism, cruelty, and anti-intellectism.

Christianity, islam, mormonism, etc. Don’t be afraid to draw a huge red circle around whatever outright non-sense you have found and dismantle it with both logic and humor.

Donald Trump’s Rise to Fame: A Significant Amount of Americans get Behind an Obvious Fascist and the Rest of the World have to act Surprised that this Happened.

Newsflash, guys; When your whole nation is built on guns, greed, money, kicking ass, military, not ever questioning anything, anti-intellect, hating outsiders and mediocre John Wayne movies, it’s inevitable that this will happen.

I mean, yeah. Mr  Magoo could have seen this shit coming.

Sad? Yes. Surprising. No. Not at all.

The first time that I heard Bob Dylan I was in the car with my mother, and we were listening to, I think, maybe WMCA, and on came that snare shot that sounded like somebody kicked open the door to your mind, from ‘Like a Rolling Stone.’ And my mother … said, 'That guy can’t sing.’ But I knew she was wrong. I sat there, I didn’t say nothin’, but I knew that I was listening to the toughest voice that I had ever heard. It was lean, and it sounded somehow simultaneously young and adult, and I ran out and I bought the single … and I played it, then I went out and I got Highway 61, and it was all I played for weeks. I looked at the cover, with Bob, with that satin blue jacket and the Triumph Motorcycle shirt. And when I was a kid, Bob’s voice somehow - it thrilled and scared me. It made me feel kind of irresponsibly innocent. And it still does. But it reached down and touched what little worldliness I think a 15-year-old kid, in high school, in New Jersey had in him at the time. Dylan was - he was a revolutionary, man, the way that Elvis freed your body, Bob freed your mind. And he showed us that just because the music was innately physical, it did not mean that it was anti-intellect. He had the vision and the talent to expand a pop song until it contained the whole world. He invented a new way a pop singer could sound. He broke through the limitations of what a recording artist could achieve, and he changed the face of rock and roll forever and ever. Without Bob, the Beatles wouldn’t have made Sergeant Pepper, maybe the Beach Boys wouldn’t have made Pet Sounds, the Sex Pistols wouldn’t have made 'God Save the Queen,’ U2 wouldn’t have done 'Pride in the Name of Love,’ Marvin Gaye wouldn’t have done 'What’s Goin’ On,’ Grandmaster Flash might not have done 'The Message,’ and the Count Five could not have done 'Psychotic Reaction.’ And there never would have been a group named the Electric Prunes, that’s for sure. But the fact is that, to this day, where great rock music is being made, there is the shadow of Bob Dylan over and over and over again. … I guess when I was 15, and I heard 'Like a Rolling Stone,’ I heard a guy that, like I’ve never heard before or since. A guy that had the guts to take on the whole world, and made me feel like I had 'em too
—  Bruce Springsteen
How to be a SJW Anti-SJW

1. Repeatedly come at people shouting facts and logic before you even survey the situation

2. Overgeneralize x positivity groups and group them with their SJW counterpart (fat motivation with health at every size, women positivity with radical feminism, legitimate blackout selfies with extremist blacklivesmatter)

3. Scrutinize and overanalyze statements to the point where your own kind feels paranoid as fuck about you.

4. Needlessly mock individuals who are clearly already on the defensive and “defeated.”

5. Assume you have a pulsating throbbing hunk of a brain that dwarfs all non-anti-SJW intellect.

6. Respond with nothing but obnoxious gifs, memes, and >whatever these things are called (greentext or something).

- Kuzco

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