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anonymous asked:

Hey man I was just wondering what your take was on the whole controversy around the age difference in Call Me By Your Name and people deeming it as pedophilia because it portrays an adult man pursuing a minor? I know you loved the film so am interested to hear your opinion on the topic.

I didn’t answer this question when I first received it at least two months ago because it’s a complicated issue and it demands that I go into things I wouldn’t normally go into. That said, since this movie means a lot to me and it’s going to be a big part of movie culture for the next year or so, I want to take a stab at answering this.

First of all, I think personal experience dictates a person’s perspective on anything, especially art. That means that if for any reason Call Me by Your Name is triggering or makes you uncomfortable based on your own experiences or feelings, you should do whatever you need to do to stay away from it. I do not believe that gives you the right to say that those that do support the film are supporting pedophilia or glamorizing rape. 

That said, I’m seeing a lot of moral absolutism when it comes to the discourse around this issue. It’s an innate human desire for every issue to have a clear “right” and “wrong” but that’s just not the way of the world. Personally, I’m not keen on people who aren’t able to admit to or identify when subjects are more complicated than a simple dichotomous answer. This is especially frustrating for me given the subject matter. Would it suddenly be OK if Elio’s character were 18, instead of 17? Because “that’s what the law says”? If we follow that train of thought, we fall very quickly down the rabbit hole that depends on laws dictating what is and is not “right” - I think we can all easily admit that the laws are a poor judge of this. 

Even more than that, I think that calling the relationship depicted in the story “predatory” shows an astounding lack of critical thinking and analytical skills. It’s that straight-forward. It’s like when you’re in high school and you have to write a paper about the book you were reading for class. Say the thesis of this paper is, “Oliver is predatory character” - ok, sure, show me the evidence! But guess what? It’s not there. I’ve read the book twice now and there’s not enough textual evidence to support that claim. 

To arrive at the conclusion that Call Me by Your Name depicts pedophilia means that you would first have to strip away all the necessary context within the film that defines the relationship itself. 

As someone who has experienced first hand what it’s like to be groomed by a pedophile and then be abused for more than a year, it’s offensive to me that people are lodging this claim against the movie. This is a movie that celebrates what it’s like to be in love. I’m not asking you to agree with me or share that experience with me. I’m not even asking you to change your opinion on the film because that’s your right just as much as it is mine. That’s simply how I feel about it. 

Context is everything. Moral absolutism is dangerous. 

Some things in Death Note that I can’t stop thinking about.

  • The fact that Misa Amane, while having no idea why she was tied up and blindfolded, was very calm. Compare her, in confinement, without her memories, calmly talking to a man she doesn’t know–that she believes to be a crazed fan–to Light in confinement, without his memories. He screams at L, begs him, pleads with him, and generally loses his cool. What was Misa’s life like that she was able to remain so collected in that situation.
  • The fact that while Near’s life was in danger, he made it a point to save all his toys.
  • The fact that when he plays with his toys, nine times out of ten, he’s using them to construct a barrier around himself.
  • Does Near buy blank puppets and paint them, or does he have them specially made? (This goes for his L mask, too.)
  • The fact that there was only a single existing picture of Mello, and none of Near.
  • The fact that Mello apparently paints his fingernails.
  • The fact that Matsuda was the only one who believed wholeheartedly in Light’s innocence at the end, and the fact that Matsuda was the one who shot him.
  • The fact that Matsuda is apparently a stellar marksman.
  • The fact that Matsuda, no matter how much he’s put down or belittled by the people he works with, always gives everything he has, even if it’s a seemingly minor or useless task.
  • The fact that Soichiro Yagami died happy, believing in his son’s innocence.
  • The fact that he, a trained policeman who probably has shot his fair share of people, couldn’t use the Death Note, even in self defense.
  • The fact that there are characters named Beyond Birthday and JustinArmonia Beyondormason and that no one ever seems to do anything with this.
    • The fact that there’s apparently a shinigami named fucking Justin.
  • The fact that Misa is apparently less than five feet tall what the hell.
  • The fact that we don’t know the origins of L and B’s eccentricities. Was B copying L? Was he trying to hide his own identity in case things went badly (did he ever consider that they might?), or was he trying to make a mockery of the person he’d been forced to be? Or did L copy B, taking his detective handle–one chosen to mock him in the first place–the way he took the names of Coil and Deneuve? Did he do it to honor someone he failed, or was it just another way of protecting his identity?
  • The fact that B’s alias was literally “Backup”.
  • The fact that Ryuk is shy around girls.
  • The fact that the apple really… has no symbolism at all. You could read into it, sure–forbidden fruit, eating from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, man’s expulsion from Eden–but really, it was just to “look cool” and fit in with Ryuk’s design.
  • Ryuk’s single heart earring.
  • Aizawa’s afro.
  • Ide’s lack of eyebrows.

i find it so strange that lgbt people are often accused of being “too gay” or “too trans” just for existing visibly. so many straight cis men have a personality that can be summed up as “protein loving gym rat” but that’s not considered being “too straight” - it’s viewed as male culture. straight cis women can wear hyperfeminine makeup and talk about their love lives constantly but that’s not considered being “too straight”  - it’s expected of them. yet every time an lgbt person is openly, unapologetically gender nonconforming, they’re being “too gay” and “making their sexuality their identity”. there’s nothing wrong with any of these things! let’s stop acting like gay kids being openly gay, or trans kids being openly trans, is harming people - fitting a reductive stereotype doesn’t make us less worthy of support.

i’m getting increasingly resentful in how harry’s solo efforts were talked about during his hiatus. treating his mega stardom as a sure thing, stripping out all risk and uncertainty in what he was about to do.

ever since i saw how incredibly nervous he was to perform on SNL and how displeased he was with how SOTT went, i realized that he doesn’t act like he has it in the bag. he’s never gonna act like he has it in the bag. because he’s a human being and an artist doing this by himself for the first time. and denying him that humility by grandstanding about his global takeover just pisses me the fuck off.

success is not predetermined. treating this like it was an inevitability ignores the real work.

How The Inevitable Filler Episodes Are Gonna Go Down
  • <p> <b>Lars:</b> Oh thank god, you're here! Where were you? It's been months!<p/><b>Steven:</b> See, we were going to save you, but then there was this really kooky side plot where Peridot ran for mayor, and then Onion<p/><b>Lars:</b> Steven<p/><b>Steven:</b> wanted help running a lemonade stand, but he was using unethical business practices so we had to shut him down, and then<p/><b>Lars:</b> Steven<p/><b>Steven:</b> Pearl got upset about something, fusion mom and purple were also there. There was a lot of crying and a little singing and<p/><b>Lars:</b> Steven I Could Have Died<p/></p>

Every time I see a post where someone criticizes Taylor unfairly, I click on the notes, and without fail, so many of you have already beat me to it with the fact-checking and the well-articulated explanations & feminist rants. Honestly, long live the Taylor Swift Defense Squad. still all over it in 2017.


スタジオ生出演、羽生に聞く by hana02015

Rudimentary Japanese translation of some interesting points from Yuzu’s recent interview because it’s quite comprehensive and I’m not sure if someone’s subbing it~~ (note: my Japanese is far from perfect so corrections are welcome- this is more of the ‘gist’ of the conversation and not word for word)

  • Said his season began with injury so he was essentially starting from behind the line, but also because of the hard times, he was able to grow
  • Re: Worlds - announcer praised his perfect FS and Yuzu said it was to the point where people were asking if he failed the short on purpose to trigger his fighting spirit lol but he admits that he probably wouldn’t have skated the FS with that sort of spirit if he had done well at the short so he needs to keep improving
  • Re: WTT Yuzu said doesn’t usually get the chance to watch other people’s performances from close by. Seeing the ladies skate so cleanly, he realised that the high level of this era of competition, where even the smallest mistake will cause you to drop in the rankings. In the Mens, it’s not simply that you have to jump quads, you also can’t miss. He said that was very instructive and he learned a lot
  • Re: New Quad Era’ and the 4A. Yuzu said he’s tried it during practice in the off-season but it’s difficult – says it’s a special jump (due to the entry method) with high risk and so he has to consider risk of injuries etc. when practising it
  • TV station made a hologram/projection of Yuzu landing a 4A. Yuzu: ‘whoaa this is cool, I want to jump with it’
  • They say he has to jump 17cm higher than for the 3A. Yuzu: ‘huh, it sounds quite high but it’s…kind of really just my hair isn’t it?’ He’d also need to land 1.1m further than 3A and rotate 10% faster. Yuzu fairly unfazed: ‘Looking at it now, I feel like I…can probably jump that?’ and thanks them because he feels like he can visualise it now, thanks to the hologram lol
  • Yuzu’s old (first?) skating teacher was all like: ‘I feel like conversation about quints is coming closer’ lololol
  • Yuzu doesn’t feel particularly unnerved/scared that the sQuad are younger than him. Said he knew Shoma since very young and though Shoma is a kouhai, after fighting through the competitions together, he also sees Shoma as a nakama ( ; u ; )
  • more discourse on quads: Yuzu says what helps you land the quads is not really young age/experience but ‘sense’ for the jumps
    • The next part was hard for me to understand since I didn’t pick up on all the words but I think the gist of it is that successful jumping comes down to each individual and if you have the instinct for it, a ‘challenger’ can come from anywhere
    • 最終的はそれぞれの個人の体((退学に合わせたもの)))??? idk guys soz lmao
  • SHOWED THE QUAD LUTZ : D
  • They were like ‘can you…land the lutz in practice? should we put a circle or triangle?’ and yuzu laughed and was like ‘t-triangle….’, implying his Lutz isn’t perfect yet 
  • ‘It’s a hard jump but it’s fun! Since the season is finally over and we’re finally free from competitions, I wanted to try it.’
  • Says he’s not going to put the Lutz in the Olympic program - says having a lot of quad varieties does not mean you can win
  • they talked a bit about the 3/11 earthquake and Yuzu said bc he had the experience of losing his home-rink and still remembers the hard times that followed, he’s always quite happy and grateful to be able to practice in a rink
  • Has absolutely no plan for Pyeongchang at the moment LMAO
  • first plan for off season………wants to improve a lot of skating skills (#typical), esp 4Lz and the 3Lz because 3Lz went a bit weird (bc he’s practising 4Lz?) lmaooo
  • Goal for next season: ‘Towards perfection’ - 理想の先へ (literally: towards the ideal destination but he implies he means ‘beyond’ the ideal). He’d characterise this season (with the Loop) as a season of getting closer towards the ideal. Next season he wants to surpass the current ‘ideal’ he has. People say you shouldn’t have limits but Yuzu thinks it’s good to have limits, but if you set your own limits, you should set them higher than you’re able to achieve right now (I think? I’m not entirely confident I’m hearing it right)
The Ones BTS Would Fall For

J-Hope: Angel girl. For real probably walks on water. Always bakes cookies. Probably a bit of a mom friend. Completely wholesome. Tells surprisingly dirty jokes from time to time. Longest eyelashes. Such a little cutie pie and probs doesn’t know it. Undeniable social butterfly that children love. 

Rap Mon: Ooooh mama. V spicy. Sexy and open minded. Knows how to articulate opinions well. A bit intimidating but passionate. Good at knowing how people are truly feeling. Eyeliner wings so sharp you could commit murder with them. The turner of heads. 

Suga: Introverted, quiet, thoughtful. Always gives 110010% towards everything. Laughs quietly, pretty eye smile. Mutters some seriously funny shit under their breath. Blushes easily. Some sort of artist, probably. Likable, but only maintains a few close friends. Buys colorful clothes and then ends up wearing the same 3 black shirts anyways. 

Taehyung: Puppy in human form. Excited for no reason. Feels every emotion to the extreme. Dances in public anytime there is music. Carries all the groceries in one trip. Super fun, bold, life of the party. Has no enemies. Tries too often to walk backwards. Wants to see the world. Unstoppable force of nature. 

Jin: Probably won Prom Queen. Highlight is always poppin’. Holds up peace signs in selfies. Can make any outfit work. Literal deity that descended to the mortal realm. Trendy, knows too much about fashion. Such a good cook, Gordon Ramsey approves.  

Jimin: So loud. Laugh fills up the vacuum of space. Owns the coolest sunglasses always. Borrows everyone’s clothes. Looks like the embodiment of summertime. Bright smile. Screams a lot for no reason. Hits you when talking excitedly. V indecisive. Ready to fight anyone. Knows all the constellations, for whatever reason. 

Jungkook: Talk. About. A. Meme. Queen. Internet culture 101. Always knows whats happening. Dances like a dad at a bbq. Pulls stupid faces at small children and gets awkward when the parents look. Waves to people that aren’t waving at them all the time. Optimistic outlook, almost always in a good mood. 

The opinion that punching nazis “doesn"t work” and that you must beat them in a debate is infuriating, yes. But it also never made any sense to me. I honestly never understood how someone could come to that conclusion.

I understand having a moral problem with violence, I don’t agree. But, I understand it. But a “logical” person saying violence doesn’t solve the problem never made any sense.

Until I noticed that the same people who think punching fascists isn’t a solution also tend to think police brutality isn’t an issue. That oppression isn’t an issue.

They just Don’t want to recognize that sustained violence can have cultural effects.

They don’t wanna recognize that the marginalized have been affected by systematic violence, so they pretend that people’s behavior can’t be changed by violence.

people with a notable air natal chart (gemini, libra, aquarius) influence tend be ‘air headed’ - scattered, forgetful, disarming and impractical. they literally are 'live in the mind’ people - often well read, articulate, prolific, inventive, abstract and clever. they have a generous flow of ideas, although their mental prowess can be directed into ideas rather than maintaining reality. they can punch out that star academic paper than get their phone disconnected because they forgot to pay the bill - live in the mind or head in the clouds? they are dissatisfied with mundane reality

Okay

I hate seeing those “if you can be transgender, why can’t you be transracial” so here are my thoughts on that in case your really looking for an answer and not just being a huge dick.

Anyway, onto it.

Race is not fluid- it is not changeable.  

Being a member certain race means that from the moment you are born you are put in either a position of social privilege or disadvantage.  Those born into disadvantage have developed their own means of survival, their own ways to keep pushing through a world that hates them, and though it may manifest in different ways, our shared history of oppression makes many of our characteristics similar and easy to (mistakenly)stereotype. Not the same by any stretch of the imagination, mind you, but it allows us to understand each other on a more personal level, even from a far.

You don’t ‘transition races’ because you are truly of that race- you ‘become’ black because you see the amazing community that has been created by those in a position of near powerlessness.  You have seen the incredible things that black people can do, that have produced- you see the creativity that they are endowed with, and you say, ‘I want that’.

You want the privileges of being black, without ever fighting for them- you want to reap something you never sowed.

Moreover, you base your idea of race on a horrifically static group of stereotypes and try to imitate them, not realizing that these things that have been deemed the norm for the black community come from years of living a certain way, and, even so, is not shared by the entire race.  For instance, you decide to speak using AAVE because it’s cool- not because it is your language.  You try to mimic our anger- when you have never understood the pain it is borne of.  You enter our spaces because you like the way they look from the outside- not because you have nowhere else to go.  

You want to be us, without ever being able to understand why we are us.

In other words, you are no better than a living, breathing, racist caricature that doesn’t respect the black community enough to realize you are not a part of it. 

Do I even need to mention that white people would never allow black people to be considered white because their rampant anti-blackness barely allows them to accept a black person in their spaces, let alone ‘be’ them, or can we move on?  

Great.  Moving the fuck on then.

Gender, on the other hand is incredibly fluid and personal.

You do not decide to ‘be’ transgender because you want to wear a dress, or pants(because, heads up, clothes are not explicitly gendered).  You don’t ‘become’ transgender because you desperately want to be a full time parent or an engineer, because once again, for those in the cheap seats, that shit has nothing to do with gender.  

You have, at some point in your life, realized that you are not defined by your genitals/chromosomes/secondary sex characteristics, and despite all odds, you are not as you have previously been defined.   It is not because of the traits you find cool and interesting in the other gender, it is because you have found the traits within yourself that make you a woman or man(or non- binary). You are willing to endure hell on earth to become who you truly are, and accept the social stigma and consequences that comes with that. You are not an outsider looking in and jealously admiring what others have worked so hard to have, you are an insider who has been wrongly labeled.

It is not about changing your image, it is about you becoming your image.

You are not trying to ‘invade’ brother or sisterhood, you just want to be who you are, and you deserve the support of every person alive in that endeavor.  

So before you decide to open your fucking mouth and say some dumb shit, including but not limited to ‘being transgender and transracial are the same’ remember to not ever belittle the need to be by comparing it to the desire to take.  

y’know, i think i finally figured out why mob psycho 100′s broken pot omake is so important to me.

it’s just, it’s such an important display of the best parts of reigen’s character, and it’s so viscerally fucking satisfying. 
like, he walks in and immediately understands the situation, blatantly points out that the pot looks cheap
but the salesman says “it’s clear you don’t know how things work,” and whoo boy, m8, are you in for a wild ride. it’s just such a brilliant moment for reigen, who goes, you think that’s how that works? no, this is how it works, and i can do it better than you. this isn’t reigen’s first rodeo, he knows every trick in the book, and he’s not afraid to throw it back in their faces.

but i mean, there’s a reason reigen went off at these two, beyond the fact that they were trying to extort his kid, or that they were going to try and make him pay for it. reigen and these two salespeople, they’re both cons, but for very different reasons.

reigen, he talks to people seeking help for ‘spiritual problems’. sometimes these are real, sometimes, not so much. when it comes to legitimate spiritual issues, he’ll let mob handle it, no problem. when it comes to the type who’re certain they’ve got some kind of curse, or haunting, or whatever, then sure, that’s where reigen does his business. 
it’s a very different sort of con, though. like, sure, he’ll pressure people into buying certain courses and talk them in circles all day, but we don’t really see him extort people. he doesn’t try to take money from people with none to give. he does help, through a sort of placebo effect, often entertaining the fantasies of people who would’ve thrown money at the nearest person claiming they could solve their problem.
take the people who are determined to think that their heavy shoulder is some kind of curse. yeah, they’ve most likely just been sitting or sleeping in the wrong position, and they’ve got stiff shoulders. reigen could tell them this, and recommend a chiropractor. instead, he gives a legitimate, good massage, and lets his client believe what they want to believe, because hey, the problem’s gone. in the manga, it’s made clear that a lot of the clients reigen deals with have money to waste.

compare that to the pot salespeople, who grab easy marks off the street (a fuckin middle schooler who makes it clear that neither he nor his family have much money) and essentially terrorize them into thinking that they’re going to have to find some way to pay for something they neither needed nor wanted, and can’t afford.
i think one of my favourite changes from the manga to the anime was this line from reigen, after he and mob leave the pot shop:

because honestly, it sums it all up pretty well.

Okay.


So apparently people aren’t seeing the absolutely incredible character development this episode showed us. I think people are focusing too much on birdperson not being there or evil Morty or whatever, but… Holy shit.

For one holy fuck does Rick Sanchez love his family (shown especially with Morty this episode). Yes Rick doesn’t exactly listen to Morty well, but he’s very clearly trying his best to do good for him and the rest of the family.


And Beth FINALLY put her family first instead of fearing her father would leave her. We’ve seen Beth show multiple times that she cared less about her family than she seemed to in earlier seasons, and it took time away from Jerry and a trip down memory lane to get that spark back; and to feel confident as as her own person not inherently attached to her father (shown very well subtly too with the ‘clone vs real beth’ bit tbh)


But this is really what was being leading up to this season. Family dynamic was the entire season’s plot. We saw the characters flesh out emotionally and experienced a lot of raw interactions. I could go on for hours about all we learned this season about their family and personal journeys so far.


I personally really, really, really loved that episode and believe if we truly want this show to continue expanding we need to give it time (bird person and evil Morty in the finale episode would seem rushed to me!! I want to prolong and deeply appreciate that bridge when we get to it).

Don't Label Jin in BTS with Female Pronouns or Automatically Associate Him with Namjoon

Please, don’t call/or imply that Jin is a mom/wife/parent/princess etc.; claim indirectly that Namjin is the only Jinship; or automatically associate Jin with Namjoon as a default, because of these reasons:
1. Misrepresentation of Jin’s personality: BigHit restricted Jin’s personality because they wanted him to have a certain image as being cool, calm and collected until around 2016, when BigHit finally allowed Jin to act like himself. As you can see in recent videos, Jin is much more playful, outgoing, childish and loud. However, the label of mom still remains despite the fact that he doesn’t exhibit the stereotypical traits of a mom anymore. Cooking and taking care of the members does not automatically make him a mother. This is why I don’t want him to be called mom/wife/princess anymore, because you’re misrepresenting who he actually is. All the members say Jin ist the most childish.
2. “But the other members call Jin mom, and Jin has called himself it as well”: Yes, I acknowledge that this has happened; however, J-Hope and Jimin has also been labeled as moms. J-Hope especially have been referred to as the mother-figure much more frequently than Jin. Both J-Hope and Jimin have done actions that can be perceived as stereotypical mom-traits. Why does the label only stick to Jin? Plus they’re calling him uncle now.
3. The appropriate context: If you’re going to label someone as mom, at least it should be in a context where the member actually acts in a way that is stereotypically considered motherly. Instead often what happens is that Jin is labeled as a mother/wife no matter how unlike a stereotypical mother/wife he actually acts.
4. Double standards and hypocrisy: For example, Jin has nearly kissed Taehyung, Jimin and Jungkook but this is still considered a son-mom-moment, with comments like “Mommy Jin, what are you doing trying to kissing your son?”, “Cute mom-and-son bonding moment” or “Stop cheating on Namjoon.” This limits our perception of Jin’s relationships, because they are all reduced to son-mom-moments. If near-kiss-moments had been between any of the other members than Jin, the interactions would not have been interpreted as a mom-and-son-moment. But just because it’s Jin, his interactions are judged differently. In other words, there is a double standard on how Jin is treated compared to other members. It is hypocritical that Jin is judged differently.
5. Limiting the way we perceive Jin’s relationships: It also limits the type of relationships Jin is allowed to have, both romantically and brotherly. The mom/wife label is indirectly forced on people like me, when people continue to comment things like mom/wife. When people comment that Jin is “cheating on Namjoon” or “Mom Jin and dad Namjoon taking care of the kids”, people implicitly make it clear that Jin can only be shipped with Namjoon (even if it’s just a joke), and when people, even if they don’t bring in Namjoon, call Jin mom they are indirectly reinforcing the ship and the role Jin has.
6. Shipping: Worse is when Namjoon or mom jokes are used to promote their ship. Saying that Jin is “cheating on Namjoon” or imply in any way that Namjoon or Jin are in an actual relationship, dismisses Jin’s other relationships with the other members. and implicitly reinforce that Jin can not be shipped with anyone than Namjoon. This often happens when people don’t want Jin to be shipped with anyone else than Namjoon, so they make “jokes” and misgenders him because they don’t want Jin to be shipped with anyone else then Namjoon.
7. Indirectly/Implicitly preventing shipping: Saying things like “You can’t ship mom and son, that’s incest” and “Everyone already knows that Namjoon and Jin is married”, is a dismissive gesture, that is implicitly preventing people from interpreting Jin’s relationships in another way than mom-and-son. People hide behind this “joke”, to prevent Jin from being shipped, brotherly or romantically etc., with anyone else than Namjoon.
8. Stereotyping of Moms: “A stereotype is a preconceived notion about a group of people.” By calling Jin mom/wife, people are indirectly implying that making food and taking care of the members, is how a mom should/and is acting.
9. “But it’s a compliment”: Maybe people mean it as one, but it’s still problematic to perpetuate a stigma about moms, and implicitly about gender roles.
10. Gender roles and heteronormativity: By stereotyping Jin as the mother and Rap Monster as the father, people are implying that there needs to be a “submissive” and “dominant” in the relationship, often in relation with “femininity” (female) and “masculinity” (male). Instead of just being a relationship with two men, people are indirectly strengthening the perception that there needs to be someone traditionally feminine (female) and someone traditionally masculine (male). Even though I don’t believe anyone is intentionally intending to be homophobic or sexist, this is still a case of unintentional and internalized sexism and homophobia, that stigmatize and generalize people. This is heteronormativity.
11. Misgendering: About the princess/mom/wife label, Jin once corrected a fan when she called him princess, he wanted to be called prince. This can be applied to the mom/wife label too.
12. “But we know that he is a man, it’s just a joke”: Jokes can be problematic and harmful, and as I mentioned before, it still misrepresents Jin’s personality, stereotypes him and limits how we view his interactions with other members.
13. “It’s still a joke. Calm down. If you don’t like the comments, just ignore them.”: People are entitled to their opinion, but don’t tell us not react or tell us it’s just a joke, because we understand that it’s just a joke, but we don’t find it funny. Stop trivializing our feelings, perspectives and experiences and blame us for implicitly for being “too sensitive” and “not being able to take a joke” when so many people do not like that Jin is called mom/wife/princess etc. Our feelings should be acknowledged. We should not be marginalized and overlooked, and we need to speak up, because if we don’t, people will continue to call Jin mom/wife/princess. Stop misrepresenting Jin’s personality; stereotyping him; being hypocritical about how you chose to interpret Jin’s relationships/personality as mom/wife/princess when you wouldn’t have done the same with another member; and limiting how we view Jin’s interactions and relationship with the members.

Side note: English is not my first language, so I’m sorry if I didn’t articulate myself well enough. I made a post about this before, but this one is much more organized, and I added several points.

anonymous asked:

Why is it earlier DnDs gave players armies, estate and political power at later levels? You could be a general at level 10 if you were a Fighter. Does that mean dungeon delving was to be ignored at later levels? Were there systems to manage this?

Yes, actually. Old-school D&D - defined here as anything prior to AD&D 2nd Edition* - was explicitly built around the assumption that the primary mode of play would shift from dungeon-crawling to domain management starting at around 9th level. This wasn’t very well articulated - early tabletop RPGs were notoriously terrible at explaining their assumptions - but it’s dead obvious if you piece together how the system is written. It’s not just fighters and armies, either; basically any wizard spell above 5th level is written with the assumption that your wizard is managing a dungeon, not exploring one - constructing a fully stocked dungeon beneath your tower was one of the things you could do as a high-level wizard.

* 2E still has armies of followers pop out of nowhere at 9th/10th level for some classes, but it’s missing a lot of the game-mechanical infrastructure to make them useful - it’s really where that side of things started to get downplayed.

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anonymous asked:

Dan and Phil have publicly been nothing but kind to Marcus. Dan has complimented his physical appearance multiple times too. How could Marcus just go and do that? Wtf is wrong with him? D+p are some of the most down to earth big youtubers they don't deserve to be made fun of like this. I'm happy to criticize them when they do iffy stuff but that was awful. Some people on the internet really hate when girls like things.

preach it sis 

(the worst thing is that the whole attitude he adopts makes me feel like he thinks he’s being respectful to dnp bc he’s not making fun of dnp themselves, he’s making fun of their fans .. as if hoping this could be some sort of comedic method of bonding with dnp over how ~~~wild~~~ their audience is. which is just mind bogglingly stupid and condescending lmao. i’m so irritated by this whole thing)

I honestly would like to some more human!Enjolras…because we look at him through Grantaire’s eyes so often, I think it’s easy not to give him any attributes that are truly difficult or unattractive.

But give my Enjolras whose biggest battle is with his own depression. Whose first reaction to injustice is not anger and outrage but a profound sadness because he feels the pain of others so deeply. Who has to learn to turn that sadness into the outrage that fuels him to make change.

Give me Enjolras who is charming but not completely sure of himself. Who wipes his sweaty palms on his pants before making a speech in front of people. Who is never convinced that he is really the great leader his friends tell him he is. Who is constantly afraid that he will lead them into something he can’t get them through. Who has to trust the faith Les Amis put in him sometimes, because he can’t always believe in himself.

Give me Enjolras who has privilege he has to learn to be aware of. Who grew up well-off and only realizes as an adult that that doesn’t make him somehow better than others. Who never heard of white privilege until his friends had to call him out for not acknowledging that there is still a very real divide between him and people of colour, but who fights every day after that to be aware of his own thoughts and attitudes and to question them. Who, although he is trans and queer, still has to learn intersectionality and empathy in order to become a good activist.

Give me an Enjolras who isn’t perfect! Give me an Enjolras who struggles! give me an Enjolras who had to work to become the person Grantaire fell in love with! Give me an Enjolras who is human.

anonymous asked:

pt1 yes, the target audience is DEFINITELY not mentally ill or suicidal people. i really think they were trying to do a good thing but could've handled it soooo much better than they did. (the lack of resources and trigger warnings is literally shocking). and they really make it seem like "if these thirteen people were nicer to her she would be just fine" which is just not. how mental illness works. at all. idk it just makes suicide seem like this "gotcha" move like she kills herself and people

pt2 understand what they’ve done and they regret it and that suicide worked for her. like she got what she wanted. the bullies were apprehended, people learned to be nice. which is sosososo bad to portray because now suicidal people watching this show are going to get (at least the vibe i’m getting) the vibe of “if i kill myself, i can make a difference. i can stop the bullies and make people care” and it was really irresponsible of this show to portray suicide like that, like the thing that can

pt3 like suicide is the only way to make things change. sorry i have a lot of feelings about this show lmao ~anon bestie