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One of my fav totally baseless and flippant headcanons/ideas is a Thor and Loki Arranged Marriage AU where Loki grew up Jotun and is also just completely totally over-comfortable with nudity like–

At first Loki wonders why they have to wear so much clothing during their wedding ceremony. ‘We’re getting married, we should be bare underneath the sky and before the Fates’ type of thing. He begrudgingly accepts wedding clothing, but then later Thor literally cannot keep Loki in enough clothes to suit Asgardian standards.

He buys Loki SO MANY clothes and Loki loves them but ironically Loki loves to wear them when alone with Thor to show them off and play with the clothing in bed. During the day and in public Loki will just not even care if he’s wearing anything or not, and sure he knows Asgardians would rather him wear more clothing but he actually doesn’t give a shit mostly. Or he just chooses what he wants to wear and if it happens to stir up discord and scandal then GOOD. Fun.

Nicely made leather trousers and nothing else. Expensive jewelry and a barely mid-thigh length robe Thor bought him. Maybe those very nice boots Thor had made for him, a crown, and nothing else.

thinking about male celebs that are worshipped by women makes me so angry. i mean ive certainly given into a lil obsessive crush or two with relatively unknown male actors but these incredibly worshipped famous male celebs with hundreds of thousands of females worshipping them at their feet make me so uncomfortable…they don’t deserve it..their talents and looks are mediocre at best..and CAN YOU IMAGINE THEIR EGO AND THE FLIPPANT WAY THAT THEY PROBABLY REGARD WOMEN because women are so easy for them to pick up and basically expendable due to their male celebrity popularity?? disgusting 

anonymous asked:

What I'm also not understanding is that you've criticized others for learning languages like Korean as a means to access popular culture and media, accessorizing it and whatnot. Are you not essentially doing the same to Japanese?

I don’t criticize people who earnestly pursue learning Korean. I criticize people who use throw Korean words and phrases like “oppa” to accessorize their English (which incidentally, happens to be a majority of kpop fans who claim to be “studying” Korean). My language is not for use at your convenience. It should be learned, spoken, written, used in any manner respectfully. The Korean language has a long history and I don’t appreciate the flippant attitude many people display when they use such phrases. Koreans have been through a lot to preserve their language and make it into what it is today.

I do the same with people who do the same with Japanese words and phrases such as “senpai”. I ask people not to call me such because it’s appropriating Japanese and we’re speaking English. There are other English words and phrases you can use to convey the same meaning.

Learning a language means learning the culture behind the language. There are words in both Korean and Japanese you won’t understand if you don’t put in the effort to learn about their respective cultures. Kpop is pop culture, which is an aspect of Korea’s culture. But it isn’t the entirety of Korean culture, which is something many people who “study” Korean don’t seem to understand. The same applies to anime/manga and Japanese (though anime/manga do have more historical roots if you care to look into it).

Even if I wasn’t into otome games and anime/manga, I feel that I still would’ve have chosen to study Japanese. I have a big interest in the cultural and historical relationships between Korea, Japan and China and their changing relationships today. Once again, one of the biggest ways to learn about a culture is to learn its language. One of my lifetime goals to be fluent in Korean, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.

Interpret my reasonings for wanting to learn Japanese as you will. I think there’s a big difference between me and the people who go around acting like they can learn Japanese just through watching anime or Korean by watching kdramas.

anonymous asked:

this might seem like a bit of a throwback, but i was wondering how you interpreted greg's faces during the song what can i do for you. because there were a bunch where i couldn't really figure out what to make of them, but i figure that's just because i'm bad at interpreting emotions based off of facial expressions

My understanding of it was that Rose, inadvertently, used some rather flippant and callous language when it came to Greg and their relationship “I like the way you play; I like playing along” and it hurt his feelings, which is why his expression shifted the more the song went on. 

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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

anonymous asked:

Does it occur to you that maybe people don't ship Finnrey because it's boring as fuck? I wouldn't care if Finn was white, black, pink, or red. Any potential romance between him and Rey would just literally put me to sleep with how ridiculously boring it is. Some people like reading and writing fiction about contentious, hot-tempered relationships instead of boring shit. Sorry not sorry.

“I’m going to make flippant remarks about actual racism by talking about unnatural skincolors, and will add that I think a relationship based on mutual respect and friendship is boring. So boring.

I’d much rather see an abusive relationship! Those aren’t boring, those are hotttt! It’s super hot when dudes abduct girls, and torture them!”

Abuse isn’t “contentious, hot-tempered”. It’s abuse. And you are literally romanticizing it.