so on the subject of stolen property, i’ve seen various arguments on this point but it is in fact true that inheriting something from a relative, when you know full well that it was stolen, does not make it yours.
this clearly goes doubly so for powerful magical artifacts, and especially for artifacts which are strongly implied to contain part of their creator’s soul!
you can talk about consequences - maybe the artifact in question has benefits for you, maybe you’re not convinced its rightful owners would use it responsibly - but talking about the consequences doesn’t erase the fact that whatever benefits you think you’re getting are achieved through wrongful means.
which is why i, too, think Frodo should have given the One Ring back to Sauron. thief.
Diana breaking a gun on her back in the last trailer makes even more sense now that we have some context. In the new trailer, we see another Amazonian get shot and Diana looking heartbroken as she sees it happen. She had clearly never seen a gun/bullet before. So she sees one for the first time and it’s immediately used to kill/injure her friend. That’s a pretty perfect way to give her a hatred of guns right off the bat.
The scene of her blocking the bullet on the battlefield in the new trailer paralleled that scene perfectly, because now she does know what guns are and what they can do.
and you can understand why in the last trailer, she was cutting guns in half and breaking them with her back. Guns were used to kill her fellow Amazons.
We know “Gem Harvest” is supposedly followed by “Three Gems and a Baby.” There’s been a lot of speculation that “Gem Harvest” will feature the return of Jasper, and it’s not hard to guess “Three Gems and a Baby” will likely be about Steven’s birth.
This progression makes sense if you consider the context: Let’s assume Jasper DOES return in “Gem Harvest” and that she is uncorrupted by Steven. It’s evident from Jasper’s speech in “Earthlings” that she does not see Steven as anyone other than Rose Quartz. So… what if the basis of “Three Gems and a Baby” is the Crystal Gems explaining to Jasper that Steven and Rose Quartz are NOT the same person–rather, that he is her son?
And what better way to do that than with telling the story of Rose’s death and Steven’s birth?
I love how Americans aren’t allowed to be angry about their vote being tampered with because the government has tampered with elections in other places like…how does that even make sense? ”I guess Americans don’t like the taste of their own medicine” shut the hell up. Sorry, that’s just so ridiculously uncalled for.
I wish people had some tact and learned that people don’t always need their smug bullshit. Like black votes have always been under attack and have always been in danger of being tampered with so and no one will bring *that* up…But they’ll talk about our government’s actions in other countries…which aren’t really relevant to this (at least in the context that people are using) and it would be nice if American marginalized people could talk about this stuff without other people hijacking it and turning it into an issue about American Imperialism, or saying that we’re getting what we deserve.
Its that “if you voted for Hilary than you don’t care about what happens to people in other countries” all over again. Tired of this idea that Americans should throw themselves on swords and never think of their own self-preservation in favor of performing a show of solidarity that fails to help *anyone* at all. That logic is so flawed that it drives me up the wall.
Yeah be happy that millions of marginalized people were put in danger because of people voting for it and because of outside intervention, while complaining about that same thing being done in other places. Sounds legit.
Lord forbid we don’t accept what’s being done to us and think we’re entitled to complain about it.
i don’t understand why people say stuff like ‘the homosexuality makes no sense in context’ in book reviews i mean does the heterosexuality of most books make any sense??? are the characters ever compatible??? no they’re just two teenagers who happen to be of the opposite gender so they’re sort of mashed together like an unsatisfying combination of brownies and yogurt
So, a Water Tribe Betrothal Necklace is, traditionally, a hand-carved piece of jewelry given by a bride-to-be’s intended. It’s clear that a very traditional theme to have is a sense of roundness. This is shown by the first four necklaces shown.
The bottom two, Bolin’s, and Kya’s, differ highly from this, making them non-traditional. Now Bolin’s makes sense in the context we’re given from the show. Eska was shown to be slightly deranged and didn’t understand that Bolin wanted to get out of their relationship. The heavy-gothic themes help to show the dread, despair, and chain-like quality Bolin must feel. Despite this though, it still features a somewhat-round centerpiece like the traditional necklaces do.
I saw her this morning when I left for work. To the west, just north of the Moon, the second-brightest thing in the sky caught me, like she always does.
Right away I have to digress: does “she” make sense for something named after a male god? It turns out this is a thing. You can google “planet genders” and get a whole lot of discourse. It seems the consensus among astrologers (astronomers don’t care, perhaps unsurprisingly) is that Venus and Moon are feminine (makes sense) along with Neptune (wasn’t he a dude?) and the rest are masculine per their namesakes except Mercury, who can go either way depending on context. I like that. Be your most authentic you, Mercury.
I don’t really truck much with astrology or mythology, tbh. Reverting to my base heteronormativity, and I’m sorry for this, enlightened tumblrvolk, but when I see a beautiful thing in the sky, I’m going with feminine. Bear with or report me as you see fit.
Anyway, there she was, stealing my breath at 6:17.
If you polled people about their favorite planet, and excluded from the responses the only one which can host us (always feminine pronouns for that one, we’ll agree), I imagine most people will give you Saturn. Ask a kid to draw a planet and you’re likely to get the one with the rings, right? Those rings! Especially those recent pictures from Cassini which reveal their incredible fineness. They appear to be featherlight bands of powdery diamonds, the kind of thing you’d like to playfully swish with your hand if there were any air or gravity to speak of and watch the particles whorl and spill and maybe find their way back into place, or not, and what would that look like, too? Literally awe-inspiring. When I see them, I think of the truest silence and peace. So far away, pure, undisturbed, tranquil, fragile, clean.
But I’m drawn to the next stop in on the trip home. The biggest one of them all, nearly big enough to ignite into her own stardom. The one with the centuries-old storm that itself is the size of three Earths, a cloud visible from here with only minor magnification. Her atmosphere is deadliest poison gas, and that’s all she has to her name. The air becomes the sea becomes the core in gradual bands, at temperatures spread across an 800-degree range. Lightning storms perhaps a hundred times more powerful than any we’ve seen are constant.
She’s also the one who makes us possible: her immense gravity cleared the area of most of the rocks big enough to end ours in a fireball. She holds close 67 known moons and uncountable other orbitals. There’s no life here without her shield. Maybe Juno would have been a better name.
It makes no sense to talk about visiting other planets except Mars. The rest are too far, too hot, too cold, too mean: we just can’t, and we certainly won’t in my lifetime. To speak of visiting them at all would at best be to fly nearish to them and observe. If you gave me a choice of a planet to experience, get me as up close and personal as possible to the inhospitable, unforgiving, stormy, poisonous unborn star who, in spite of her violence, shelters this place.
She’ll rise tonight in an hour. I’ll see her before I sleep, and first thing tomorrow, too.
Does it ever hit to you that if a single line wasn’t said by anyone the story would have gone in a completely different direction?
“Just get naked” is a funny one and yeah, very silly. Reading it without any context makes no sense but that’s what makes KLK what it is. of course a odd line would be vital for its story development. The point is, in this scene Ryuuko was about to give up because she just couldn’t take it fighting with Senketsu anymore. The embarrassment being seen with its synchronized form was just too much and the idea of “getting naked” would never cross her mind…. if it wasn’t for Mako.
This line and the very own Mako is what made Kill la Kill what it is. I honestly have no idea what would have happened if this didn’t happen but it certainly made Ryuuko snap out of it and say “I finally get it now. I have to get naked”.
regarding what the anon said.,,, uhhh so what if a non korean uses the terms oppa/hyung, unnie/noona?? does it come off as disrespectful to koreans or....
i personally feel a bit uncomfortable when ppl use oppa w/ like rly obvious sexual connotations bc u kno we call our family members oppa n idk in that sense it’s weird 2 me bc people use it as an equivalent to d*ddy which is another family term turned sexual. but if it’s in effort to respectfully communicate w/ bngtn then in my own opinion (i definitely don’t speak on behalf of all koreans !!!!) it doesn’t make me uncomfortable. like it rly depends on the context !!!! if it’s blatant fetishization (which is not hard to figure out) then obviously it crosses lines but if u want to sincerely say something nice to yoongi/seokjin/hoseok/joon/jimin/tae/guk n respect them & their culture while doing so then i /personally/ do not see any lines being crossed. because i understand how badly international fans want 2 be able to communicate w them properly & i respect their efforts to learn hangul & other things so i think in terms of respectful communication i don’t see the use of oppa/hyung as being harmful. but using it out of that context can be a bit uncomfortable for me and others probably !!! esp if it’s hmmm super casual n mixed in awkwardly w english then it’s like ahhhh u should just called him yoongi u know? but if u want to send them ur well wishes n congratulate them on their achievements etc. then i ~personally do not see it as a problem in that context ! but again !!!!! i do not / cannot speak for all koreans !!!!!! . & regarding the hyung ask that prompted the anon to send me that msg: the entire ask was abt wanting to be respectful n not cross lines / fetishize korean culture n i truly felt the sincerity behind it. also ! i mentioned the male k fans bc im sure being in that minority of the fandom can be frustrating n it’s probably v nice n reassuring to kno that there are others + sometimes ppl need 2 hear that they exist n that ~boy groups aren’t just for ~girl consumption !!!
Real Life Peter as Peter-as-Malcolm as Buddha on the cover of GQ Magazine.
Which is lovely to contrast with the original snuggly fleece scene where it was more like Malcolm as Malcolm-as-Smeagol as Buddha on the cover of GQ Magazine (which is kind of equally wonderful in its own way).
The thing that bothers me the most about Hux’s backstory in Aftermath is that his mother is supposedly a “kitchen woman.” Wtf does that even mean in the context of the Star Wars universe? I mean, surely they have droids for tasks like food preparation? It’s like Wendig inserted the cliched villain back-story from second rate faux mediaeval fantasy novel without thinking about the fact that it didn’t really make sense.
Though I totally support the idea that Hux’s mother was actually some sort of badass warrior secret super assassin or something, and Hux senior only tells people she works in the kitchens as a kind of a in-joke.
What if she and Hux Sr. started out hating each other? And then developed a grading mutual respect and eventually feels? And learned to work together using their complimentary but different skill sets?…Rather like two certain someones a generation later.