circle fear

Reasons I Love Katsa

(spoilers? probably spoilers) ((vague spoilers))

  • she is raised to believe that she’s some inhuman killing machine, but despite that, she still manages to be a good person
  • she starts a group to protect victims of her uncle’s violent rule and becomes as revered in some circles as she is feared in others
  • her protective instinct for children, especially young girls
  • she goes out of her way in fact not just to protect young girls, but also to teach girls how to defend themselves
  • has zero tolerance for the male gaze, harassment, and objectification whether it’s directed at her or not, and is not afraid to call out male friends for it
  • she doesn’t want to get married in a society that doesn’t value women equally and positions wives subservient to their husbands, and she stands by that even when she falls in love
  • on that train of thought, chooses to fall in love and begin a relationship while never compromising her values or lying to Po
  • she dislikes dresses and traditional femininity but doesn’t judge women who feel differently
  • despite her opposition to marriage, when she is proposed to by a man who doesn’t understand or respect her, she still attempts to let him down easy
  • she dedicates everything she has to protecting a child who needs it despite not having any prior connection to the girl
  • is strong enough to fight mind control that no one else has been able to resist in order to protect her friends
  • overcomes a lifetime of being told she’s nothing but a murderer and begins to see her grace in a positive light
  • the entire reason everyone (including herself) thinks she’s a heartless killer is because she was harassed by an adult man when she was a child, and she realizes that she had the power to do something about that fear but others don’t. her entire life’s mission is based on this intense empathy she has for powerless girls.
  • I just love her. i love her so much she is so wonderful
Babylon III

III:

Under a sky that could only be fiction,                                                                   leaving the screams and pulled arms in the square,
the child of a loving tongue kept his riches,
gaining pace with unnatural aire.

Red clay circles wide out of town to the hills,
coagulated dust scabbing to his brother’s boots,
in this country made for dusk and kills,
where the sun rests through coulee shoots.

Where crossing a tail of the fading sun,  
the cries of the foreigners fade to night howls.
Bleeding orange chased by stars yet begun,
light cutting out of days like a deer losing its bowels.

When cross the sands of creeks and dried out stys
came a coyote with a pelt made of sage.
No howl or yip marked the need for the boy to fly,
an agate of an eye holding the boy in a different age.

No words would be named, no path could be seen,
the two stared at the other in circle of fear.
One under fur from a beast from a legend of kings,
the other in leathers handed down for ten years.

-Dan Crary

Borderlines create the vicious circles they fear most. They become angry and drive the relationship to the breaking point, then switch to a posture of helplessness and contrition, beg for reconciliation. If both parties are equally enmeshed, chaos and conflict become the soul of the relationship.
—  Theodore Millon
  • everybody else: *makes new friends while collecting pokemon outside with pokemon go*
  • me: *hoards pokemon, avoids eye contact, never looks up from my phone, mumbles under my breath, is uncomfortable around people, is upset that I am outside, is anxious, if you see me outside leave me the fuck alone*
Closing the racial achievement gap is necessary for our future.

America is changing. By 2050, racial minorities are expected to outnumber whites for the first time since the colonial era. This news has been met with applause, soul-searching and, in some circles, fear. But while most of the questions we ask about this future focus on how a new era of diversity will change America, perhaps the better question is, “How should America change to prepare?” It starts with fixing our public education system.