The weird thing is that for all the Dex Holders’ sexualities and preferences, I’m generally “headcanon, headcanon, headcanon”, but for Moon, I’m “oh dang, I legitimately think you’re supposed to be a lesbian.”
bro, imma test your patience with me. now idk shit about politics buuut i need to learn a little more than the basics of whats happening to brazil, you know? its hard since its a hole different country so im kinda limited, i understand portuguese but really need a politics for dummies to know whats happening and what will probably happen due to the hell thats going on in BR. help me and get a smile (pls??)
Man this is hard because I have no idea what you already know or not or where you’re from so I can’t really make comparisons?? but i’m gonna try to give you a general??? hold tight
so I guess first thing is understanding the system, right?
Brazil has a… multi-party presidential democracy. Ish. Hasn’t always been like that tho, in fact, brazilian history is filled with coups and not so democratic republics. It’s our thing. But right now we have a President, in charge of the executive power, then there’s the upper and lower houses of congress (Senate and Chamber, we call them, basically), and the Supreme Court, I guess just like in the US. There’s a president to the Senate, a President to the Chamber, and a few more important figures in each part of the government, like the ministers, or cabinet leaders, that hold, well, cabinets, like the one for Education or Health or Culture, etc, or the Government Leader in congress that isn’t really a formal title but also kinda is a job.
So, our parties. There are so many of them. SO MANY. Y’all wouldn’t believe how many. Ok, about 30-40 of them. But really, who the fuck knows all of them? I don’t, so we’re gonna stick to the most important ones. But for that, quick history lesson:
Remember when I said we haven’t always been, uhm, this? Yeah, up until the late 80′s Brazil was on a Dictatorship (not the first we had, but the worst we had, arguably) (and I have to control myself not to tell you the whole thing cause I just love brazilian history???? but imma stick to what’s important) THE POINT IS: during those years, only two “parties” were allowed to exist, the… pro-dictatorship party and the… consented opposition party (we like to call them the “yes” and the “yes, sir” parties cause of the obvious). Consented opposition party was called MDB (founded in 65′). When dictatorship ended, they turned into PDMB (in 1980). You’re gonna have to get used to the acronyms because we only use them here. Sometime later, in 88, some people left PMDB to found PSDB, and at the time the plan was to have it a bit more to the left than PMDB that was a pretty center-right wing party. More to the left of both of those, also in the 80′s, our Workers Party is founded, PT. Not a socialist/communist party, whatever some may think until today. You might be wondering what happened to the dictatorship supporters party, right? They’ve changed names a few times through the last decades, nowadays they’re DEM, a right wing party (ironically enough, their acronym comes from Democrats).
Nowadays you can say PSDB is a center-right wing party, PT is center-left, and PMDB is wherever it pleases (mostly center-right, though). “Isn’t there a REAL left wing then????” there is, but it’s not exactly the most powerful thing in existence, so most people atribute the “left” nearly entirely to PT, cause up until a couple of years ago, it was majorly powerful. We’ll get to that. Anyway, some left wing parties are PCdoB and Psol and a shit ton of other small ones.
Back to history. When dictatorship was ending people made an awful lot of deals to get one dude (Tancredo Neves) into the presidency (not popular vote yet, some sort of electoral college) but cause we’re in Brazil and shit just can’t be simple HE DIED before taking office then his vice president (who had just kinda changed parties to make the run) became the first post-dictatorship president. This dude is called Sarney and he’s alive until today and we like to call him The King of a state because his family basically owns it. And it’s a big state and in pretty bad condition (if you want we can come back later to why so many families are so powerful and so entirely into politics and basically owners of whole states and how Oligarchies have always been a thing BUT in another post). He’s a senator now. Yeah, cause that’s a thing, you don’t have to end your career after being president here. Oh, both of those were like, from PMDB.
Then we finally got to vote and we elected this one young unknown dude who was promising to end corruption (I mean, they all do, but, big time), his name was Collor, and he got impeached for corruption a couple of years later. Yes, you’re allowed to laugh. He was from PRN, we’re not gonna talk about this party here, no relevance. His vice president took over, Itamar Franco, and if you guessed it you probably got it right: he was from PMDB. The country was still in a big ass crisis coming all the way from the dictatorship years and Collor had just screwed up massively too so when Itamar KINDA got things under control his economy cabinet leader got big time praise…… and got elected president a couple of years later for PSDB. His name is Fernando Henrique Cardoso (we like to call him FHC) and he’s still alive too.
So we got a few years of PSDB there cause they approved reelection in congress at some point there - let’s be honest, it’s because they were scared of the increasing popularity of somebody else that had been running in the past elections too: Lula, the big leader of PT - and they were right to, cause Lula would get elected finally in 2003 and reelected after, staying until 2011, and would hand pick his successor and get her elected: Dilma Rousseff, who would also get reelected. As you might have heard, she got impeached last year, leaving office to her vice president, Michel Temer, from… PMDB.
For the past couple of decades, our political scenario pretty much got divided into PSDB and PT running against each other (and against a ton of minor parties that didn’t quite make it) in every election, with PT winning all of the ones mentioned above. But in any and all of the governments, deals had to be made to get - you guessed it - PMDB support. If there’s one thing you have to know about these last years of Brazil is that no one, no one can govern without PMDB. And the reason to that is on it’s historical basis: it’s basically the oldest and biggest party we got. So EVERYWHERE there’s someone from there, so they get plenty of space in government, they make most of congress, they make most of the senate, they make most of the local powers, etc. And like that, unelected, they got to the Presidency quite a few times. When I said before that they go wherever they want to, is because they’ll lean to whichever side can grant them power, and not even collectively - you can see some of them aligning to left wing politicians in some parts of the country while others get allied to right wing politicians in another part in the same election, since there are no rules against that. Today, since they hold the presidency and most of the other important roles, their main ally is PSDB, but a few years back they were the main supporters to PT, so, really, the rule should be “don’t trust them and expect anything and everything”.
I think… this kinda covers the basics. Very basics. Roughly. It would be important for you to understand the whole Impeachment mess of the past couple of years. I have a couple of posts on that here and here and here and here and you can always go to my politics tag to search for more comments on everything. Idk, bring me objective questions or just what more you want to know after this so I can help more??? i’m really kinda lost on what to tell you and there’s sooo much to brazilian history that is important, but I think this post is way too long already x) I like telling the stories though, so ask away
Lmao this girl always mocks me by saying that EXO has only 9 members now oh the rest who left betrayed them they're not 'one' anymore and stuff. And her bias group is BTS and she says oh look they have all the members and you don't. I usually ignore her but something really PISSED me off and she was testing my Patience omfg WHAT SHOULD I DO SENPAI?!
Even with three members gone EXO are still winning on award shows
BUT LOOK I don’t wanna start fights here that girl is just tryina get on your nerves, there’s still evidence that the three that left still keep in contact with the group. Just tell her they left because SM’s a shitty company who decides Korean>Chinese and pain>healing which meant their leaving had nothing to do with the members. ^_^
You really have to be a terrible writer to write that Kara, the former avatar of rage, the genius Kryptonian scientist, the woman who squared up with DARKSEID, FUCKING DARKSEID, (ALONE BTW CUS HE HAD ALREADY MOLLIWOPPED SUPERMAN) would be attracted to a man who told her she’s to him the equivalent of a rock that was used to try to kill her
This is the woman who punched the god of death and destruction in the face for shit talking Kal-El are you telling me she has patience for a Daxamite man who doesn’t even stand up for her
Baby Sakura is so cute, I hope she makes an appearance soon. The sooner she's adopted the better, after all! I really like how Kurama makes excuses to himself in his head every time he adopts a child. I kinda really want Roshi Han and the other AdultsTM to witness the adoption process, physically able to see Kurama's will crumble in the face of big, round, sad eyes and a need for cuddles. "Oh, so that's how it happens," they say. They can't even protest it.
*sigh* I will eventually get around to pretty much everyone, so just have patience with me, please?
Thank God it’s only a three day school week this week. We had Monday off for Presidents’ Day, and we have Friday off because they need to work on the electrical for the school. I just don’t have the brain power or the will power to get through this week.
Hopefully God gives me a little extra patience with my little ones. I’m pretty sure it’s worn pretty thin.
General reminder that I’m juggling a lot of things right now, between school, work, and personal projects. I’m more scatterbrained than usual, which means that I may forget to respond to things and the like.
I’m not annoyed or intentionally ignoring anyone–I just literally lose track of things sometimes. Can only keep so much stuff in my head at once, ya know? Have patience with me, and don’t take it personally if I don’t respond quickly or at all; And I never get mad at polite reminders.
i hate the stupid “forgive everyone” bullshit bc i can only be treated like a fucking doormat so many times before i lose my fucking patience
i’m tired of people taking advantage of me. im tired of being nice to ppl and getting no kindness in return. im even more tired of being treated nicely once and being expected to do some huge favor for a person later because they gave me food one time. im tired of being nice and compassionate and overflowing with empathy and kindness to the people around me only for those people to take it and then tell me to shove it. im tired of being used and abused and spoken down to and gaslighted and lied to. im fucking tired of it.
you want people who are nice to you? maybe stop fucking abusing them and wearing them down until the only way they can act outwardly anymore is to be bitter and jaded. maybe if you stop abusing and hurting the nice people we won’t get so tired. we won’t have to put up a rough exterior to protect ourselves. we won’t have our souls and hearts broken time and time again until it no longer becomes worth it to trust anyone.
I want to tell you about what it’s like to talk to frank iero.
He will make sure all of his attention is on you from the moment you walk up to him. (I had to wait for three people to walk in between us before actually stepping up to him and he watched me the whole time.)
He leans in to hear you better and speaks softly in reply.
His eye contact does not drop for a second.
I’ve never met anyone who’s made me more calm than he did. Especially with active anxiety, I should’ve been freaking out. But his entire demeanor was soft and calming.
He let’s you know he is not in a rush.
If you tell him something, he will become truly interested. He prompts you to elaborate and answers enthusiastically.
Also, if you get the chance to make him laugh, do that. His eyes get squinty and his laugh is beautiful in real life.
Overall, he was one of the coolest people I’ve ever met and I’m grateful I got time to talk to him. Please feel free to add!!