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Modern Prythian Courts

Like, I don’t get why some people say acomaf doesn’t have diversity?
Anyways, this is what I’d imagine the courts as based on descriptions about skin colour(/hair colour) and the climate there
Spring court: Europe
Summer court: Africa/Caribbean
Autumn court: Ireland, New England
Winter court: Canada, Alaska, Iceland, I don’t know, just has to be cold😁😊
Day court: Egypt, because it was mentioned in the books that the dawn court has a lot of knowledge and the ancient egyptians had that too(I know, woow😂) and I don’t know it just fits somehow
Dawn court: I don’t really know about this one as there isn’t much said about it in the books, but maybe either Japan or something tropical like Indonesia or Thailand😅
Night court: Def. Oriental or maybe Greek

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India Declares Freedom Of Sexual Orientation A Fundamental Right
"Equality demands that the sexual orientation of each individual in society must be protected on an even platform.”

A win for India’s LGBTQ community! They now have the freedom to express their sexual orientation! According to India’s Supreme Court, sexual orientation falls under the right to privacy and no one should be discriminated against based on orientation.

In March 952, National News, an Ottawa periodical distributor, was charged with distributing obscene materials. It was convicted on all counts and an appeal was rejected. One of the obscene items was the novel Women’s Barracks, which included depictions of sexual relationships between women, and it became the center of the court case, eclipsing the more heterosexually oriented materials that were also found to be obscene. The representation of sex between women was considered more obscene and shocking than that of sex between women and men…This decision fueled the legal construction of queer representations more obscene than similar heterosexual examples- a construct that continues to this day.
—  Gary Kinsman & Patrizia Gentile (The Canadian War on Queers)
A thought just occurred to me

The Diamond Courts parallel the Four-Temperament.

Almost all the gems we’ve seen and confirmed to be of Pink’s former court are  Sanguine: Amethysts and the defective beta quartz are shown to be just a bunch of fun-loving goofy rowdy teenagers, Rose Quartz was loving, optimistic and also pretty fun, Steven is the most Sanguine to ever Sanguine ever. While we have very little info of Pink Diamond’s personality, her Human Zoo and her Belly Gem seem to set her up as a twisted reflection of Rose, in which case Sanguine will probably fit. The only confirmed Pink Courter to not be Sanguine is “our” Jasper, which I find very intersting - both to just show that even if my theory is correct, the whole thing is never going to be a 100% match because gems ARE individuals and from a character standpoint: Jasper wants to see herself as a perfect quartz and wants to take revenge over a leader she has never met - yet she’s this weird outlier in her Court’s Temperament. Even if she doesn’t know it due to the destruction of the court and all of her “sisters” being another another Diamond’s wing, she is already an example of gems having a unique individuality separate from their type much like Rose Quartz and the rest of the Crystal Gems. Jasper fits much better into the Temperament of her adoptive court

Since Yellow Diamond’s Court is Choleric. Peridot is hot headed and passionate but values logic and practicallity, and is often kinda bossy and insensative. Yellow Diamond herself is very much the same, Homeworld indoctrination focuses on the idea that she’s objective and logical - and she’s also quite harsh, angry and vengeful, as well as focusing on tasks and things and people having “use” and trying to look forward, as well as the importance of strong leadership. Even Yellow Pearl is harsher and more aggresive compared to Blue Pearl, which makes since considering the blue court

Blue Diamond’s Court is Melancholic. Sapphire is analytical and thoughtful, yet rigid to the point that it’s even symbolized in her abillity to see the future and ice powers. Lapis tends toward pessimism and depression, moodiness, resentment and cynicism toward other people. Holly Blue Agate is a strict, organized perfectionist leader who is constantly critcising her subroutines and is clearly secretly resentful about being assinged this job (and her conflict wih the Amethysts makes a lot of sense when you consider Agate is used to working with fellow Melancholic Blue Courters over some rowdy Sanguine Pinks, and the Amethysts are supposed to be led by someone who can make their work fun) Blue Pearl is quieter and more passive then Yellow Pearl, and while we can’t quite know yet what’s going on in her head, her design makes her look quite sad and moody. And Blue Diamond herself has been shown to be elegant, emotionally distant and analytical to her subjects, but depressive and introspective to her fellow Diamonds, she’s sad to the point of making Steven cry her tears - and finds the value in emotional stuff Yellow Diamond can’t.

That leaves the-as-of-it-unseen White Diamond and her as-of-yet-unseen Court as Phlegmatic: Calm, discreet, thoughtful, patient, stubborn, indifferent… we’ll see if she, or any of her subjects fit once we see them. Phlegmatic is also connected with the mentality of older adulthood and old age, which fits the implication she is the oldest of the Diamonds (Sanguine is also connected with childhood, fitting with Pink being implied as the youngest.

This also work with this old theory of mine: makes sense for the Warrior Court to be Sanguine as a sort of passionate warrior-sisterhood thing going on, for the Scientist Court to be practical and goal-oriented, but passionate, for the Scholar\Magic Court to be introspective and thoughtful and for the  Bureaucractic Court to be calm and patient people pleasurers

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Federal judge rules that existing civil rights laws do protect against sexual orientation discrimination
"There is no more obvious form of sex stereotyping than making a determination that a person should conform to heterosexuality," US District Court Judge Cathy Bissoon writes.
By Chris Geidner

In Pittsburgh, a federal judge has ruled that existing civil rights laws do protect people from facing discrimination based on their sexual orientation.

It’s been a long-standing question in terms of nondiscrimination protections for workplaces, particularly in the context of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled in 2015 that Title VII’s ban on sex stereotyping also applied to sexual orientation. 

In this case, Judge Cathy Bissoon’s ruling means that the EEOC can continue its case against Scott Medical Health Center, which is accused of mistreating an employee for being gay. 

While Bissoon is not the first judge to reach the conclusion she did on Friday, the decision is significant for a few reasons. The opinion itself — as direct and forceful as it is — is important, because it can be cited to in lawyers’ briefs and in other judges’ decisions. More importantly, however, is the fact that it comes in a case brought by the EEOC itself — the agency in the federal government responsible for interpreting Title VII.

Finally, it is notable that the ruling comes a few weeks before the full federal appeals court in Chicago is due to reconsider a decision of a three-judge panel from the court rejecting the argument that sexual orientation claims are currently covered under Title VII. The three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals held that only the US Supreme Court or a change in law could provide those legal protections. The full court — with the urging of the EEOC and others — agreed to reconsider that decision, which it will do on Nov. 30.

It makes for sort of dense reading, but this is really important. 

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took a walk, showered, and now i’m browsing tumblr until i have to go to my teen court orientation !!!!

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Federal appeals court: Civil rights laws don't protect against sexual orientation discrimination
Sexual orientation discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people can only come from the Supreme Court or Congress, the federal appeals court in Chicago rules.
By Chris Geidner

This week, an appeals court ruled that sexual orientation is not a protected class under existing civil rights laws related to sex discrimination, particularly the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Only Congress or the Supreme Court can make a law banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. 

In ruling against Hively’s claim — that sexual orientation discrimination should be barred under Title VII as a type of sex discrimination — the court, primarily, pointed to a series of rulings from the appeals court beginning in 1984 and continuing through 2000 in which the court found that anti-LGBT discrimination was not covered by Title VII.

A clearly conflicted Judge Ilana Rovner, joined by Judge William Bauer, went on for more than 40 pages, however, detailing what Rovner described as “a paradoxical legal landscape in which a person can be married on Saturday and then fired on Monday for just that act.”

Addressing the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s 2015 decision — backing up Hively’s position — that sexual orientation discrimination is a type of sex discrimination barred under Title VII, Rovner wrote, “The idea that the line between gender non‐conformity and sexual orientation claims is arbitrary and unhelpful has been smoldering for some time, but the EEOC’s decision … threw fuel on the flames.”

Another reason why This Election Really Matters: We need the Supreme Court and/or Congress to get moving to make it illegal for LGBT people to get “fired on Monday for getting married on Saturday.”

An Almost Flawless Fault

Went to see The Fault In Our Stars yesterday. Though I have read the book and re-read it before watching, I opted to see it on its first day to spare myself from spoilers and stupid people (ooopps). Hahahaha I’m gonna give my comments later so you can call me stupid or you can just skip that part. That’s my cliche mini-artwork, btw! :)

I also watched the movie on a weekday and at school/ office hours because I wanted the moment to be intimate. Better grab the chance while most people are busy. Yknow, so that you can properly feel the feels. Hahaha! 

Ate a little while waiting for some friends to arrive. Shanghai rolls hihihi. :)

Many people fell in love with the book. And thanks so much to the movie team for giving justice to it! (Not like what they did to Divergent where Shai and Ansel were both actors haha.) As usual, I’m gonna give the movie a little review. :D You’ll be reading a mix of positive and negative comments. Haha, here we go.

  1. The movie was 79% accurate.
  2. It got most of its lines from the book, which was A-okay.
  3. However, they delivered the lines in a way I didn’t expect them to do so. Lacking emotion or what.
  4. Hazel’s house and car were really nice. They’re not supposed to be that rich.
  5. Their texting moments turned out to be extremely cute. :D
  6. Isaac was handsome. Not the kind of boring guy in the book. lol haha
  7. They didn’t show a physical Phalanxifor. And BiPAP. And she didn’t call her tank Philip. And it looked like a school bag. =)))
  8. The encouragements were ugly. :(
  9. There were no biscuits and lemonade at support group hahaha. And I expected more from support group.
  10. Kaitlyn was one of Hazel’s very few friends, and she’s not there.
  11. Hazel’s mom wasn’t the mom I was expecting. And her dad wasn’t the crying type.
  12. Either Ansel has a small body or a huge head. But he’s an amazing actor! HAHAHA. And he sure knows how to make someone feel giddy.
  13. There. was. no. poetry.
  14. No Caroline Mathers.
  15. I know I must’ve looked up Funky Bones cuz it’s not fictional. But I didn’t and I almost laughed when I saw it.
  16. I thought Amsterdam looks like a historical place. It looks really really classy. And Lidewij was very very very very very extremely pretty! OMFG. Anne Frank Huis was half as pretty. I thought it’s really old. :D
  17. Peter Van Houten’s supposed to look like Santa Claus. Not a boring old guy haha.
  18. Shai did a great job at the getting-mad-at-Peter-scene.
  19. Everything that happens after Amsterdam took place pretty fast.
  20. The first time my tears fell was when Gus was almost dying at the gas station. Because ANSEL YOU’RE SO GREAT UHM GRAMMY’S.
  21. My tears didn’t stop since then. T.T
  22. When we read the book, we all thought that Hazel was the one who’s gonna die. It didn’t feel much like that. Gus still died tho hahaha!
  23. Shailene’s penmanship was not so nice hahaha.
  24. The movie was great.
  25. The ending was not as dramatic as the book, though.

Ofc I can’t state every single detail that’s not put into the movie or added to it. But those are some of the things I noticed. Regardless, it was really great. I love you John Green and Josh Boone. And everyone behind this film.

After the movie, we can’t decide where to eat. And the best solution, food court! Hahaha. Tried Oriental Seoul. My friends were watching so much K-drama these past days. Haha. My order, Beef Bulgogi Dolsot - P89.Added 10pesos for the egg. :)

Egg Ramyun - P79. Eating in a casserole, in the mall, was weirdly nice. One of the reasons why I ate there, I admit. :D

The boring bulgogi now looking nice and colorful. :D

My friends ordered Chicken Katsu with Rice - P89. Their food was fine and surprisingly heavy. And very affordable! The owner’s a legit Korean and she greeted us Annyeong Haseyo! Plus 10 points. :)

Mariel ordered Bibimbob from Kimbob. Hahaha why Korean food, why?

Took selfies lol and talked and played The Voice. Well I was the only one who played The Voice, actually. Singing with a not so nice voice at the mall was both embarrassing and fun! :D

Thanks guys! They’re supposed to watch the movie today (Friday) but I ruined their plans. Sorry! Hahaha. Not the usual set of my movie buddies but still had a great time! Because so many people love fault you can watch it even with a stranger. :D