Using they/them pronouns to refer to someone who’s gender you do not know is not misgendering. It is literally being used to AVOID that. Unless someone is purposely using those pronouns to avoid using your correct ones, it’s not transphobic.
The worst thing about the resurgence of Fates wank is that this attitude is exactly what lead to the minor Echoes blowback that the ones who hate Fates are so salty about.
For over a year and a half the default state of the FE fandom has been relentlessly, aggressively shitting on Fates because it became a self-sustaining meme. When that becomes the environment, the way that people have learned to behave, guess what happens when people don’t really like a new game that comes out? They use the exact language they’ve been taught to use, that they’ve seen praise going around for using for nearly two years. The anti-Fates meme instilled a viciousness and disrespect for other fans that’s widening the old/new gap and only going to continue for new games, regardless of whether they’re good or not.
Fates became roundly hated for things that were factually untrue; it flat-out doesn’t matter if Echoes has elements truly worth criticizing or not. The fandom shunned measured criticism so effectively that it’s just not how people are going to engage with Echoes or, at this rate, future games altogether.
Animal care should not be stagnant. It should always be evolving and improving.
This applies to breeders, hobbyists, “casual” owners, everyone. It also applies to anyone who keeps animals for profit. If animals are raised to be eaten, they should still have the most up-to date care available.
If you find something that works, great! Use it, recommend it, whatever. But keep doing research. Keep learning and trying to improve. There are very few things that were done 50 years ago, even 20 years ago that have not changed or been improved upon since then.
If a breeder, store, rescue, etc. tells you that they’ve been doing something a certain way for more than a decade, start questioning.
I’ve been wanting to make a post about this for a while, even though I might be the only person invested in this, but anyway, here we go.
I’ve seen mentioned several times, in posts about the movie and in fics that the Winter Soldier shot Nick Fury through the window of Steve’s apartment, and every time it makes me groan in frustration because no.
The Winter Soldier didn’t shoot Fury through a window, he shot him through a wall, and I don’t know about you, but it seems like a pretty big difference to me.
(bullet hole in the wall!!)
When I saw the scene the first time, I remember thinking holy shit??? that’s crazy, and for me that’s when the Winter Soldier really became a real, terrifyingly good assassin, that’s when his image as a serious threat solidified.
Read about the blogger getting carried away under the read more.
Akatsuki becomes a mercenary group for hire, as they did in Road to Ninja. This is more appropriately named the “everybody comes back to life and somehow things work out AU”… but as promised, 10 Akatsuki members in the timeline of The Last! Designing is fun (esp the village flak jackets) (・∀・)
See more extensive character/AU details below the cut!:
its been said before but this is a daily reminder that mental illness does not excuse toxic behavior
it can offer an explanation, but you cannot treat someone with cruelty and then just like “well sorry it’s my mental illness i can’t help it”
i don’t have a solution, because i know that mental illness by nature can be difficult or impossible to control, but do not let a friend or partner or parent or anyone be a dick to you and say that you have to put up with it because that’s just how they are
or even worse, guilt trip you about being upset with them
i am saying this as someone with a diagnosed mental illness that im on medication for:
mental illness does NOT give anyone the right to treat you badly
and if someone tries to excuse their toxic behavior by claiming it’s mental illness and they cannot help it, that’s a red fucking flag