roguishnerd  asked:

Okay I can help educate you on Albert Desmond and Dr. Alchemy. Yes back during the silver age Dr Alchemy was evil (weren't all villains in comics back then?) Though that was the 50's and as the years went on Alvin was created and yes he was a personification of Albert's Alchemy alter and was in fact evil, but then Alvin was defeated and Albert had to embrace his other alter. Eventually we get to the 2000's of Wally's run and Albert/Dr. Alchemy REALLY just wants to be left alone to read. (Part 1)

(Part 2) From what I gather is Alchemy just wants to be left alone and to read his books in peace. He’s literally in Iron Heights just so he can have a quiet place to read. He can summon the Philosopher’s Stone no matter where it is so he could break out if he wanted to. He just doesn’t. As for the show, this isn’t the first time they have erased a disability of a character and it’s getting really annoying and tiring. It’s ableist because they erased it and went with possession and mind control.
(Part 3) I can see that doing possession would have been a good choice and to not have Julian with the disorder, but it still would have been interesting if they had gone the route of DID. Alchemy wouldn’t have to be evil. He could have been a worthy ally against Savitar. Sorry for this long thing ^^“ I like explaining Dr. Alchemy and everything to people so this got a bit long.

Don’t apologize for writing a long thing, I love learning more about characters! I dig the trope of villains in prison who no longer have any interest in escaping or anything and just wanna do their innocuous hobby like reading.

I definitely see how using things like possession and mind control to interpret a character and erase their disabilities is ableist and gross.

My initial take on this was honestly that it was better for Julian to be possessed / mind controlled because after seeing how hurt people were by how Frankie / Magenta was handled, I didn’t want something like that; the trope of the evil alter is tired and awful and harmful.
It didn’t occur to me Dr Alchemy didn’t have to be a villain because of how the show set everything up; Dr Alchemy gave power to metas who then proceeded to hurt people; he was the villain for the team to find and defeat, and through whom they would learn about Savitar.

But in retrospect, if we scrap all of that and started this storyline over, there was definitely a way to make Dr Alchemy an ally. He could even still be creating metas, with non-evil intentions, like giving people their full potential or something. That could actually have been a dope way to introduce more metas that aren’t criminals AND aren’t on Team Flash. (they must exist! why won’t the show acknowledge them!) Some of them of course would still have turned into villains-of-the-week cuz the episodes need conflict, but like… (oh gods I’m getting completely carried away into this not-evil Alchemy, please forgive my ramblings)
I mean, the police would still have been investigating the strange husks, so that would still be a thing. Julian would still have no idea he was Dr Alchemy until someone told him.
Team Flash could still be hunting for him because??? who??? is making these new metas??? and unleashing them on the city??? And Wally would still go to him, to find him and to become a speedster, and the team would still freak out and track him down (but not quite in time to stop him from becoming a speedster ofc) and… I’d have to watch that episode again to go into details. Hell I should rewatch the whole season and think about this, I haven’t retained the events well enough to expand on how it would all go down from memory.

Got a little off track there, so back to the issue. I guess the question that I still have is, between bad & harmful representation or no representation at all, which is worse? I’m not sure there is really just one answer.
My own experience with erasure is limited to my sexuality. When I try to decide if I’d rather have a bisexual character that’s a shitpile of harmful stereotypes, or a canonically bisexual character whose sexuality is being erased, I think I might prefer erasure, probably because I feel it’s easier to bring visibilty to an issue than it is to break the stereotypes ingrained in people’s heads. But that’s a personal opinion, and your mileage may vary.
(I am not talking about my sexuality because I think it and DID are comparable, or because I want to make this about me, but merely because I want to think about the issue in a way I can personally relate to so that I can find what my own perspective is, and what it’s based on)

TL;DR: There was definitely a better way to handle Julian / Dr Alchemy’s character, that isn’t ableist representation of a disorder AND isn’t erasing said disorder, by making him an ally against Savitar.

Thank you for sharing and for explaining all these things about the character to me!

Show of hands, how many people did ‘Mindful Education’ hit way too close to home for?

It seemed throughout the series thus far Steven has managed to maintain his innocence, and that itself hasn’t changed. But it also seemed like nothing bothered him- at least not too much. But we’ve been building up to this, and its been a long time coming. 

I think Bismuth was the first time Steven really started to realize that he (and the Crystal Gems) had done some things that were truly morally gray. ‘Us Vs. Them’ was nothing new to him, but it’s different when you’re facing someone that’s one of your own. That didn’t mean the fight wasn’t necessary, but it also doesn’t mean it was any easier to face. 

Jasper was obviously different- she’s been presented as nothing but a villain through the series. But Steven? Given the opportunity he still wants to help, because that’s just who he is. Thing is, you can’t give advise to someone who isn’t ready to listen. It’s not your fault that they aren’t taking the helping hand you’re trying to give, but it still hurts when they don’t. 

Eyeball was a combination of Steven’s most pressing issues (and possibly why she was imagined as the biggest of Stevonnie’s visions). He tried to take the tactic of saying he WAS his mother- not that Eyeball believed him at first. Then she cracks her gem, and lets him help her despite herself. This of course ultimately becomes his undoing. Because Steven managed to heal her gem, she finally believes that he is Rose Quartz and wants him dead. For someone who believes in helping anyone no matter what, and always believes the best in people, this is probably a pretty big blow for him. At the time he was obviously focused on staying alive, which happened to result in sending her spiraling out into endless space. It was necessary, but it was a blow on two fronts: He finally used his mother’s legendary abilities to do what she would have done (heal someone), but ends up doing something that might effectively kill them when things went wrong- which when it comes to light, is also something that she probably would have done.

And it doesn’t sit easy with him. 

Up until this point all Steven ever wanted to do was to be able to fill his mother’s shoes. We already had this:

I’m not Rose Quartz.

But what happens when you discover that the person you’ve been trying so hard to become did things  you would never, not even in your wildest dreams, do? Worse yet: What happens when you do those exact same things?

When you spend too much time trying to be someone else, you start to lose yourself.  Steven feels not only that he has to be Rose Quartz, but that everyone else expects him to be Rose Quartz too. Above all, he just wants to make everyone happy, even if it means sacrificing his own happiness in return. So if that means suppressing everything he’s feeling about what’s happened, that’s what he’s going to try to do. 

And that’s when Rose goes from this:

To this:

You can’t hold all that inside and function long term, you just can’t. 

It’s scary to face the parts of yourself that you don’t like, and even harder to face the things you’ve done that you’re not proud of. But your inner demons are part of you too, and if you don’t face them they will devour you. 

Worse yet they can hurt the people around you and destroy the relationships that keep you whole. If you try to constantly push down the things that are haunting you for the sake of everyone around you, you will only isolate and destroy yourself. 

Garnet Said it best:

To find balance you must understand your feelings. To understand your feelings, you must see them clearly without running from them.

And that is a lesson we could all do to learn.


I’m just gonna sing this song till the end of days like the rest of everyone !! 💦

TV Shows about Teachers - Ranked From Best to Worst

Lately, there’s been a lot of TV shows about teachers. In less than one season we’ve had “Get Educated,” “Mr. Robinson,” “Teachers,” and “Those Who Can’t.” I’m a fan of this because we have a surplus of shows about the F.B.I, doctors, superheroes, C.S.I. etc. and not enough about the profession that makes the biggest difference. Sometimes TV shows get it right  and sometimes they don’t. This is a list from Best to Worst of TV shows about Teachers. 

#1 “Get Educated” - “ Take “Modern Family” or “The Office,” but replace the cast with a group of teachers and teenagers. Jokes that punch you in the face and make you gut-bustingly laugh. The show doesn’t try to be funny by having the teachers be outrageous. Instead, it’s genuine, clever, and it really shows how teachers can make a difference. And how students can make a difference to the lives of teachers.

#2 “Boston Public” - Some serious sh*t happened on “Boston Public.” It was a drama like no other. At the time, it was groundbreaking and sent chills down your spine with the conflicts these teachers had to deal with. It scared many of us who wanted to become teachers, but it was great TV. 

#3 “Welcome Back, Kotter”  - How could you not love the hero of this show?  Gabe Kotter, a compassionate teacher returns to hit roots and teaches the troubled class called The Sweathogs. And look how f*cking young John Travolta was. 

#4 “Teachers” - TV Land just got a whole lot more vulgar. Let’s see if it works out for them. “Teachers” is based on the webseries of the same name and it has some pretty crazy jokes. It feels almost like “South Park” at times with a bunch of teachers. And I like both those things.

#5 “Mr. Peepers” - A lost gem of the 1950′s. Mr. Peepers was a science teachers who faced a ton of funny problems, but he was never outsmarted. He was the true definition of a nice guy and a nice TV show.

#6 “Glee” - The show started off strong and the teacher storylines captured your attention and you really rooted for Emma and Will to be together. The one problem with the show (and also why it was successful so this is just my opinion) was it was just too much singing.

#7 “Mr. Robinson”- This show had some potential, but it just wasn’t enough to last. Craig Robinson is a super likable guy, but I feel we just want to see him in an ensemble comedy.

#8 “Those Who Can’t” - The most likable character on this show is the librarian. She also gives the best performance and she’s not even a teacher. Does anyone else find it weird that “Teachers” and “Those Who Can’t” came out around the exact same time and “Teachers” is all about female teachers and “Those Who Can’t” is all about male teachers. The show has potential and it feels a lot like “It’s Always Sunny,” but it has to find its groove. It would help if it had more female main characters. Tru TV already renewed it for a 2nd season, so hopefully it gets better.


Jane Elliot speaking truth on the Oprah Winfrey Show

She tells the truth racism, sexism, homophobia exists due to the fact that people cannot think outside the box and that scares the shit out of people. #Hate it!

I have a feeling that a lot of you out there doesn’t know that our captain has tattoos.

Or knows this but has no idea what they are.

Let’s have a little info post shell we?!

1) wrist tattoo - Lucinda- Her mom’s name (huh, how cute is that right, fuckers?!)

2) Compass tattoo on her shoulder 

(What a shame we don’t have like nice UHQ of it tbh)

3) that one is kind of mystery (at least to me) I have no idea what it says but it is on her foot

Miss Taylor even shared this lovely pic while getting tattooed

I can’t really read it but Lindsey’s cuteness strikes again. 

EDIT: I have been informed that foot tattoo says: ♥ Home is… and her bff has …wherever you are. Isn’t that the cutest shit?!

Anyway I hope that you all are feeling more educated then before.

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