flippant

Prompto’s play arts box description -

“fast friends with Noctis since their school days, Prompto is a young man of common birth. given his lighthearted nature, he often comes across as flippant, but deep inside hides a sensitive soul who understands the burden of his highborn friends even as he keenly feels his lower station. when tragedy befalls Lucis, Prompto finds himself out of his depth. nevertheless, he strives to carry more than his own weight, lightening his companions’ cares as well as their spirits.

unlike his royal companions, Prompto is untrained in combat. even so, he stands ready to do his part, charging into battle with a pair of handguns and assisting his allies from afar.”

the point of this is that although none of this is new I’m crying, I love him, and square has zero chill

Chicken Diogenes Ver. 1

Or: Odamaki’s needless adventures in cookery. 

The Background

Once in a while I have a weekend with nothing to do and no one who wants to hang out, so I cook. Ages and ages ago, I was joking around with a friend about the Diogenes Club menu and made a flippant comment about Mycroft stuffing himself with ‘Chicken Diogenes’, and for some reason the idea stuck. So, as I’ve got nothing better to do, I thought I’d try and actually create it. Below is my first attempt, with pictures. 

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bitter cas girls: cas is my fave~ stop hurting cas~ protect cas~ cas deserves better~ the show treats cas like shit~ it did a horrible job of addressing his ptsd and depression~

me: ia ia

bitter cas girls: *ships cas w someone who implied to cas that he’s a bad guy and that he tries to be good but fails at it* *ships cas w someone who told him that nobody cares that he’s broken* *ships cas w someone who beat the shit out of him* *ships cas w someone who was flippant and dismissive about cas’s ptsd/depression* *ships cas w someone who is the fucking antithesis to all of those sentiments*

me:

2

598/2000

JLPT: N2

School Grade: 3rd (8 years old)

This character was originally written 輕, which is a combination of vehicle and 巠 an element derived from an image of the lengthwise treads of a loom. Because the image is missing the crosswise threads, it represents “incompleteness,” and “bareness.” So, 輕 originally meant “bare vehicle” or one that was unladen and “light.” This character has come to mean light in a figurative sense as well. In the current form, the righthand side can be taken as a combination of 又 hand and  ground.

queerical  asked:

per that last ask, I don't know if leto actually had to audition against other actors, but we know he didn't audition against any trans actors, since the director didn't even consider using a transgender actress for the role. so like, how exactly can we determine whether or not he was the 'best choice' wrt to his acting? (obviously any trans actress would have been better because representation is a thing that's important, but that aside)

Not sure.   Perhaps…with unicorn science?

Folks are always talking about how they want roles to go to the “best actors” regardless of identities such as race or gender but I didn’t see anyone stanning for Meryl Streep to play Harry Potter or Tom Hanks to play Katniss Evedeen.  Just saying.

“People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you. You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity. Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head. You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially don’t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs.”    

Banksy

FPS eras and sociological anxieties

  • Mid-90s: Space and hell as a metaphors for anti-corporate and anti-militarization sentiment. Set in space with a lot of body horror. Inspired by the Aliens franchise, Starship Troopers, 2001: A Space Odyssey and H. R. Giger. Plot usually goes that a military operation is trying to tame space for corporate profit, which backfires spectacularly when space turns out to be literal hell. Protagonists are flippant and full of rebellious attitude.
  • Examples: Doom series, Quake series, System Shock series, Half-Life 1, Marathon, Corridor 7, Hexen and Heretic series, Witchaven, Shadow Warrior, Unreal Tournament series, Daikatana, Time Splitters (genre subverter), Halo 1, Red Faction.

  • Late-90s: WWII as nostalgia for the simplicity and genuinity of pre-Cold War anxieties. The sentiment goes something like this: You know what? Fuck late capitalism. And fuck the Cold War that traumatized our parents and turned them into money-grabbing psychopaths. Let’s go back to our grandparents’ time, when higher ideals were still worth fighting for.“ WWII games tended to be multiplayer only and so didn’t have defined protagonists.
  • Examples: Call of Duty 1-3, Battlefield 1942, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, Day of Defeat, Brothers in Arms series (a latecomer).

  • Early-00s: Post-9/11 Middle East paranoia. Things did a 180 after the attacks on New York. Suddenly the military were the saviors of the West, not oppressors. This was the birth of Johnny Videogame, the stone-faced, obedient, and passive soldier with dark hair and a little stubble. The bad guy are almost always Middle-Eastern dudes, or just brown people in general. These games are pro-military to the point of it sometimes being unclear if a game is self-parodying or not. They all have evocative words like “terror” and “desert” in the titles.
  • Examples: Counter-Strike, Delta Force, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Desert Siege, Tactical Ops: Assault on Terror, Spec Ops: The Line (a genre subverter), Battlefield 2-4, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series, Project: Snowblind. 

  • Late-00s: Zombies as a metaphor for poverty anxieties. Possibly born from post-recession traumas and feelings of doom. Strong anti-government sentiments; the authorities were either too stupid to effectively contain the zombies virus; too apathetic to care about the well-being of “the masses”, or may have started the breakout themselves as means of culling the lower classes. Similarly, the genre is largely coop-based and there are powerful coded messages about self-reliance and teamwork. FPS zombie games go hand-in-hand with crafting survival games, and may even have some crafting elements.
  • Examples: Half-Life 2, Left 4 Dead, Counter-Strike: Zombies, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Call of Duty: Zombies, Dead Space, Day-Z, Dead Island, Dying Light (genre latecomer), Metal Gear Survive (ditto.)

  • Mid-10s: Space and transhumanism as metaphors for desire to transcend government authority. It’s no longer enough to trust your friends and hole up in a shack in the woods to escape the zombies. The only way to escape the terrifying future ahead is to become a robot and fuck off into outer space.
  • Examples: Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Mass Effect series (not technically 1st person but it’s still a shooter), Metal Gear V: Phantom Pain (ditto.)