but this is another matter

anonymous asked:

Hello, I saw your argument against the fact that McCree's white and I noticed that your only standpoint was the fact that you as a mix person live out a life of being white passing. But that has nothing to do with the game. I would like to know your opinion on the fact that McCree is based on Clint Eastwood, his name is Irish, his legendary skins have him with blonde hair and blue eyes, his sprays have light skin, and his voice actor is white. Give me some canon proof that argues these facts.

hey quick question, have you ever seen lucio’s voice actor

that you might use rights rhetoric as a tool in fighting for things as they “ought” to be doesn’t necessarily mean that these rights reflect things as they are. in fact, by fighting for them you’re generally making this obvious. as controversial as it may be for a corporation to say “water isn’t a human right”, they’re also totally correct because rights don’t exist outside of us on some sacred plane of rhyme and reason, they’re something we have to construct, justify, and enforce, often along essentialist or religious terms. that we might want to have access to water as a human right or to kill any ceo that opposes that movement is another matter entirely.

a mundane morning - no drama - sweet wake up not too early - well - im used to early - sorta - routine is not my strong suit - ritual another matter - mind full - her tummy to put it delicately - is better - we pet praise and play - 2nd cup not awake yet - notice that doesnt stop the scribble of drivel no way 

I hate essays. here is my introduction paragraph

There is a common phenomenon in text to film adaptations where, from the perspective of fans and critics of the source text, a heavy priority is placed upon the level of faithfulness to the source material that the adaptation has. From this an idea of loss and degeneracy has been born between the source and its adaptive text. That, by means of adaptation, there will always be loss as even a truly faithful film will have to filter through the minds of many people as the process of screenwriting, direction, production, costume design etc. require very personal understandings. There may be harmony within that. However, with each new interpretation you stretch further from the intention of the author with regards to its text, and thus it’s ‘true meaning’. There is another factor at play to address; the matter of Auteurship. In this sense, Auteurship extends beyond just an author of film and into any medium where it is believed that the intentions of one person with high influence over the text, play a vital role to the understanding of the text, as Auteurship is typically used in film studies to do. This essay will outline how this is the case, and then use it in the context of faithful adaptations to argue that to recognise the author’s intentions of a source text to be the be-all to end-all interpretation, you must also recognise the auteurship of the film director of an adaptation, should it be there. Through this the conclusion can be drawn that to acknowledge auteurship between source text and adaptive text is to acknowledge that they are both standalone texts with independent thought going into its creation. Thus, each cannot be judged, in any way, on the merit of the other, under this understanding, and an adaptation cannot be judged based on the intentions of the author of the source text.

On Hunk and Food

First I want to say that I’m not trying to talk over nor silence anyone who has issues with Hunk’s enjoyment of food in Voltron. Your feelings are always valid. However, I do want to offer another perspective on the matter that I don’t think many of you have the experience of understanding through living.

Because I don’t think many of you are or know trained chefs.

We have been shown in both seasons that, besides being an incredibly gifted engineer, Hunk is also an accomplished cook, if not a trained chef (I lean toward the later with him, because he resonates SO much with me on the topic of food - yes there IS a distinct difference between the way a Foodie and a Culinarian talk about and interact with food!)

The thing about chefs is… we talk about food, we think about food, we make food analogies, we explain things using food as an example, we compare other things to food. I’m currently the sales manager and accountant (among other things) for my family’s seamster business. I compare literally every aspect of our business to food and restaurant management, to the point where I think I’m driving my partners insane sometimes.

Pricing our products? Gotta balance that menu! That scarf that has very low material cost and sells like crazy is like our chicken dish, so we can keep the cost of our high-end “salmon and lamb” plushes competitive! Extremely complex custom orders? Those are our wedding cakes and big catering jobs!

Want to win my heart? Cook me a nice meal. Want to give me the best gift ever? Take me to that fancy restaurant I’ve been eyeing. Want to make me feel creative and blessed? Get me an ingredient that I haven’t cooked with before or don’t get to cook with often. Mom gifted me a gram of saffron one Christmas and I nearly burst into tears I was so touched.

When I first watched the scene in S2 where they’re all standing around thinking about Zarkon and Hunk says he was thinking about calzones I nearly lost my shit because that was me right there on the screen. My husband and fiancee both groaned fondly and face palmed because yes, they know, I’m always thinking about food!

I have other skills. I primarily consider myself a writer, as Hunk would primarily be considered an engineer, and writing does have influence over my life and my conversations, just has Hunk did demonstrate his engineering skills in S2. But there is something about also being a chef that keeps food coming up in conversation.

Yes, Hunk is a big guy (just a side note, the reason he’s the strongest member of the team is because he has the caloric reserves to burn that Shiro doesn’t), a lot of chefs are also big guys (and gals, and enbies!). Loving food and being large is perfectly wonderful and beautiful. Being a chef and constantly talking about food is modus operandi and I was truly delighted to see his character unfold in a way that resonated with me so very much.

To quote Eliot Spencer: “Food is Life.”


#no means no


JonTron Sexist and Islamaphobic Twitter Rant - (X)

This is currently happening and whether or not you take it to be a joke, I simply cannot sit by and believe that it’s satire. But JonTron has recent gone on a large Twitter rant against the Women’s March that took place not a couple days ago. As of posting this this is every tweet he’s made on the subject and frankly I’m appalled. But, what I think doesn’t matter. He’s another person and such is completely capable of forming ignorant ideals. 

The issue with this is his ignorance on the matter. Nothing he says is outright sexist by virtue of itself. It’s not as if he’s saying that women belong in the kitchen or anything explicitly oppressive, however what he is saying implies a lack of understanding on the part of those taking part, and the women who live in a society that actively oppress them. In fact, much of it sounds quite childish. Like his toys were taken away, ala ‘girls get a march, why don’t boy’ type deal. 

The reality is, this isn’t the first time JonTron has expressed these sorts of views and, although I don’t have the receipts to prove it, he seems proud enough of it that if asked, he’d agree. People who are a fan of his work should be aware of this going in as they may not wish to support his content. Does this mean that someone can’t enjoy his videos without being sexist? No, absolutely not. One can enjoy the work of a sexist alone, as it may not express their personal views, but be wary when choosing to support him. 


The only version of this song that matters.

You know what I love about Chloé and Marinette’s rivalry with one another? 

It’s not about Adrien.

Sure, Adrien doesn’t help matters at all, but there was already bad blood between Marinette and Chloé waaaay before he got involved, and 90% of their arguments have absolutely nothing to do with him. Instead we have Marinette getting pissed because Chloé’s being a bully, or Chloé being upset because Marinette steals the attention away from her. 

Their romantic rivalry is secondary to the fact that they just don’t see eye to eye, and they’re both stubborn and passionate girls who refuse to back down and let the other one win. That’s such a rare thing to see in cartoons about teenaged girls, and I enjoy watching it play out and seeing the two of them bounce off one another.

The Road To Good Grades

[Warning - A Very Lengthy Post]

A fellow student of mine wrote this when for my batch when we entered high school, and I thought I should share it with you ❤️ it’s been edited to make it more universal to you guys :D

Intro: Having the Courage to Study.
When we fail academically, we tend to point to two causes: stupidity and laziness. It’s so easy to say that we’re not smart enough, or that we just don’t want to try because it doesn’t really matter. But there’s another factor involved: fear. So many students have the strategy of not studying or not studying properly for an exam. Why? Because if you put low effort into something, then you should expect a low result. So many of us are afraid of trying and failing that we don’t even try. “What if my best isn’t good enough?” We’re afraid of giving our best because once we know our limits, we feel that much weaker. But life in school isn’t about not trying, it’s about accepting those limits and breaking them.To survive and ultimately thrive, you must have the courage to reach your full potential.That courage, that vigor, that strive to be better is what will keep you alive, not just in school but in the real world.

- Sleep and Eat well.
We often lose sleep or skip meals in order to survive the rigors of life.But keep in mind, those choices in the rest and nourishment you receive have consequences. Having the energy to focus throughout the day is vital. Nobody wants to be tired, nobody can afford to be sick.

- Pay Attention in Class.
There’s a difference between passive hearing and active listening. Letting the teacher’s words wash over you like a warm shower is NOT the same as paying attention. Teachers are human beings, capable of expressing emotion and emphasis in their words and actions. There’s a reason why you learn from them rather than from a book or the internet. Catching what they’re trying to say is a skill that takes effort to learn.

**The skill of listening is one of the most important ones to develop because a teacher’s words are your last resort in an examination. If a quiz catches you by surprise, your memory of the class is the difference between A+ and an F.

- Take USABLE Notes.
Normally, humans are not capable of memorizing lessons entirely in their head.That’s what notes are for. Keep in mind that notes should be USABLE, they are not things that you make for the sake of looking or feeling productive. Each person has a specific style of learning and their notes should reflect that. Notes that are too long/elaborate, too short/simple, unreadable, or illogical are detrimental. Good notes should be aids in studying, not justification for carrying notebooks.

- Save time by using abbreviations or acronyms.
- Rearrange/reconstruct words or phrases for convenience.
ex. Famous Authors of America –> Impt. American Authors.
- Avoid copying verbatim unless necessary (quotes).
- Write down examples, esp. in science/math related subjects.
- If notes are incomplete, supplement them via reliable sources or your teacher.

- Practice.
There is more to studying than reading/note-taking. Practice is essential. This is especially true for Math-related subjects. Reading your notes before a Math exam is not really going to help you understand the problem or protect you from careless mistakes. The only way to improve in the subject is by doing the exercises and learning from both your success and failure. Memorizing definitions isn’t as important as using them. Being able to analyze, compare, and contrast is vital to survival.

- Review a Little Bit, Regularly.
Slow and steady wins the race. Students tend to read a ton of material before an exam. However, the human mind requires time in order to fully grasp ideas and concepts. Taking 10-20 minutes to read your notes after school daily can help in memorizing lessons, understanding themes, and recalling important points. Taking every subject’s lessons day by day will prevent you from being overwhelmed.

- When reading through your notes, picture yourself in the classroom with your classmates and teacher. The human mind is like a web, connected by images and sounds. Doing so can help you recall things written on the board or things mentioned by the teacher.

- Learn to Plan and Cram.
Working for the long-term and rushing for the short-term are two opposing ends of the spectrum. But if you don’t master both, you will suffocate in requirements.Time and energy are limited resources and the best scholars know how to get the most out of them. You can’t expect to be able to plan assignments weeks or days in advance the same way you can’t expect to make “academic excellence” in 30 minutes or less like a pizza delivery service.

- Periodic Exams, Long Tests, and Projects REQUIRE planning and coordination.
- Teachers can take up to 5 minutes setting up. Exploit the time.
- Lunchbreak, and the 20 minute breaks are the normal “"cram periods”“.

- Don’t Think of Difficulty.
“Easy” and “Hard” are relative terms. They mean different things to different people and ultimately, they should mean nothing to you. Feeling scared of a “tough” exam is harmful, as is feeling smug about an “easy” one. Study well so you can approach every test with confidence. Remember: it’s just as possible to perfect a difficult test as it is to fail an easy one.

- Don’t Compare Yourself to Others.
The world has approx. 7 billion people. There are always going to be people who are better than you at a given skill, the same way that there will always be people who are worse. Don’t consider them. Your life is your battle, and you’re going to have to fight it for yourself. Being discouraged by your friends’ high scores is as illogical as being encouraged by their low scores. There’s no reason to be proud of 1/10, even if it’s the highest score in the whole class.

- Don’t Blame Teachers.
Not all of your teachers are going to be fair or good at their jobs, whether you like it or not. Regardless, you can’t control your teacher’s incompetence or harshness but you can control the effort you put into their class. Read in advance, find other of info sources, and predict their requirements. The odds may be against you, but as a student you’re expected to beat them.

- Consult.
There’s no shame in asking for help. If you have difficulty in a subject, it always helps to consult with a teacher. Not only does it help in resolving any misconceptions/mistakes, it shows that you’re willing to take the time and effort to do well. To most teachers, that spirit is just as important as the final grade. Note: if a teacher knows that you have difficulty in their subject, they’ll probably take note of it in class which may be to your benefit.

- Find Your Own Strategy/Work Smart.
No single study strategy works universally. Everyone has their own specific style of learning and it’s up to you to find yours. If skimming through readings works for you then go ahead. If you’re the kind that needs to take notes, fine. It’s all about working both hard and smart, giving the most energy but finding the most effective way of using it. Humans are creative creatures. You might find that the best solution is one that no one has thought of before.

- Be Liable.
You need to be proactive in academics. Many students have the tendency to be caught off guard by a surprise quiz. They’ll often argue with the teacher, using the retort “Ma'am, you didn’t announce it!” as an excuse. Shaking off responsibility through ignorance is suicidal in this school. If you’re willing to take the risk of coming to class unprepared for the sake of being lazy, go ahead. Just be prepared for the consequences of your actions.

- Keep Moving Forward.
You’re human. Humans make mistakes. Learn from your errors but leave them where they belong; in the past. Everyone wants to get an A+ but you’ll never go that far with the weight of your failure hanging over your shoulder.

Conclusion: Don’t Take Academics too Seriously.
It seems counter-intuitive to end this guide with a statement like “Don’t Take Academics Too Seriously” but it’s something that everyone should remember. No matter no hard you try, you will fail at something. You’ll reach an obstacle that will knock you down to the ground and it will hurt like hell. You need to have something to fall back; friends, family, a hobby, an interest, etc. You don’t want to graduate and realize that you’re only good at earning numbers in a system.You could graduate this high school with the highest average in history but it won’t matter to anyone if you don’t know how you got it. Life is just like math, it’s not all
about the final answer. Your solution is just as important.

**Ultimately, your success as a scholar isn’t measured by a number on a piece of paper but in the difference you make in people’s lives. We’re not going to carry facts and theorems with us, but an attitude of trying to give our best no matter what the cost. That’s the most important lesson you can ever learn in school, but you’re not going to learn it from one subject or teacher. You’re going to live it everyday through every requirement and every grade receive.

You’re so far from me and it isn’t supposed to hurt but it does. Sometimes I imagine the earth folding like a map so I can stride across it. Jump over the horizon and get to you. In another world we are neighbors but I worry that in another world I don’t value every word like I do here. Everything from you matters. In another world we are together. I picture the land folding like hands in prayer and you here. We could move the mountains themselves if only for love.

People don’t seem to understand that everyone’s struggles are different, and personal struggles impact individuals in different ways.

Just because something is not hard for you or does not effect you in a certain way, does not mean it is the same for others.

‘Oh thats nothing’ ‘you’re just too emotional’ ‘you’ll get over it’ 'is that it?’

Be quiet.

Do not mock a pain you have not endured. You have no say and your opinions do not matter. Do not undermine another’s pain and sorrow. Who are you exactly to decide how hurtful something is to someone else? No one.