Different anon, but I really enjoyed the question you answered last night about why Johnny is sad, and I was wonder if I could ask a follow up question - does Johnny's family/friends know he is sad? Thank you so much, I really enjoy your blog.
Also, yes, generally, though he’s pretty good at flying under the radar most of the time.
I’ve been away from Tumblr for many months now. On my return I’ve discovered a disturbing trend relating to Lucas Baker from Resident Evil 7.
Let me preface my thoughts by pointing out that I’m a 43 year old woman, happily married with 4 children, ranging in age from 14 to 18.
It may not be relevant to mention this but I feel some context is essential.
There are people out there loving on a psychopathic fictional character.
I am one of those people. Sorry.
“Why?” I hear you ask? “Why are you attracted to an evil, unattractive - to many - fictional character?!”
Meh. It’s complicated.
The main point, I feel, is that he’s FICTIONAL. I’m not some lonely woman writing to serial killers on death row because they’re misunderstood babies who just need the love of a good woman - those are real men who have done terrible things to real people to satisfy some godawful urge they felt. They did unforgivable things to make themselves feel better.
Lucas Baker is just a face - the lovely Baptiste Parisi - a voice - Jesse Pimental - and a collection of pixels. He is not a real person. Therefore, he can be whatever we want him to be.
Evil? Psycho? Murderer?
Nope. He just never met ME. Things would have been different if he’d known me. My cuddliness would have been his redemption.
Hey, he’s fictional. Who the fuck knows his backstory? Who cares? He’s ours. He can be who we want. He’s my fuckdoll, my grateful sex slave, my perverted master, my lonely loser. Whatever.
I’ve a long history of obsessions with fictional bad guys. Show me a photo of Tom Hardy and I’m indifferent. Show me a pic of Darth Vader, Jason Voorhees or Freddy Kreuger and I’ll have them doing my dishes in a frilly apron in my head before the picture has left my line of vision.
You’re fictional? Yeah, you’re mine, bitch. You’re whatever I want. Lucas, come and cuddle. You’ve been waiting for some love, and I’m just the woman to give it to you……💜💜
The first photo is from this summer, before I came out as a trans guy.
The second is from last week.
Honestly? I love myself so much more now. A good haircut does wonders - I’m the same person, but the femininity isn’t there anymore. I’m still soft, but seriously; does the picture on the right look like a picture of a girl to you?
What are the best episodes of MST3K for someone who hasn't seen anything of the series to watch? I want to watch the upcoming reboot, but since I have no familiarity with the old series, I'm afraid I might not be able to fully appreciate it.
It’s not a reboot, but a continuation. =)
And 9 times out of 10, the good news is you don’t need to know anything walking into it, because the theme song gives all the backstory. Season 8 had an ongoing plotline (which I quite enjoyed), but you don’t really NEED to follow it closely to know they’re parodying sci-fi tropes. I can’t think of a single dud in season 8 (although some of the movies are just more unpleasant to sit through, like Invasion of the Neptune Men). Still, generally-accepted good ones to watch are: Manos the Hands of Fate, I Accuse My Parents, Space Mutiny, and Pumaman. ^_^
Season 1 has a different voice for Tom Servo than the rest of the show, in the middle of season 5 the main human host changes from Joel to Mike (their riffing styles are a bit different - the Joel era on average was generally more laid back and relaxed, like a few friends just BSing while watching the movie together) while the Mike era was about zingers and getting the jokes really in there. In season 8 Crow’s voice changes and I’d really recommend watching all of season 8 in order because of the storyline that introduces a bunch of characters, but it’s okay if you’re more interested in the riffing.
The Sharkbait Speakeasy :: Lavender Beds w4/p8/r14
In the Drunken Moogle FC house- port to the Southeast aetherite
Open to the public for RP on Balmung!
An establishment located off the coast of Lower La Noscea, the Sharkbait Speakeasy is only known by word of mouth among the ethically questionable- pirates, thieves, smugglers, hit-men, dealers of less-than-legal goods, and other such scoundrels.
Many drinks are made from potent liquors- some of which are banned within the city-states, but mixes with these ingredients don’t come cheap. Nothing an experience criminal’s income can’t handle, though.
The speakeasy is guarded by well-trained brutes of both brawn and brains, but they look out for the establishment only. Fights and theft between patrons is not their jurisdiction- so long as they don’t happen within the building itself…
((At long last, my underground Lominsan liquor lounge is completed. Thanks to @cinnamon-suncat and her friend, I got the finishing touch (the Aquarium). o/ As of now, in-depth RP details haven’t quiiiiite been fully fleshed out- i.e. backstory, the name of that Roe lady bartender, or drink menu, but… soon!))
((Naturally, I only ask that visitors be respectful of each other! I mean, as respectful as you can be within an establishment like this, lol.))
Holy shit. I’m currently trapped in a room with people who have very backasswards ideas about men. Like that they’re not as good as women? That’s weird right? Like there’s no hint of irony, no joking. Dead serious. What the fuck?
How To Find Great Spiritual Benefits from The Opposition of Other People
The Gospel connects prayer for enemies with spiritual perfection and imitation of God the Father: “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father… So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect" (Mt. 5:43ff). In his spiritual classic, The Imitation of Christ, Thomas á Kempis shows how patiently suffering the opposition of others can be great training for us in holiness:
The Value of Adversity: It is good for us to have trials and troubles at times, for they often remind us that we are on probation and ought not to hope in any worldly thing. It is good for us sometimes to suffer contradiction, to be misjudged by men even though we do well and mean well. These things help us to be humble and shield us from vainglory. When to all outward appearances men give us no credit, when they do not think well of us, then we are more inclined to seek God Who sees our hearts. Therefore, a man ought to root himself so firmly in God that he will not need the consolations of men. When a man of good will is afflicted, tempted, and tormented by evil thoughts, he realizes clearly that his greatest need is God, without Whom he can do no good…Then he fully understands that perfect security and complete peace cannot be found on earth.
Bearing with the Faults of Others: Until God ordains otherwise, a man ought to bear patiently whatever he cannot correct in himself and in others… If, after being admonished once or twice, a person does not amend, do not argue with him but commit the whole matter to God that His will and honor may be furthered in all His servants, for God knows well how to turn evil to good. Try to bear patiently with the defects and infirmities of others, whatever they may be, because you also have many a fault which others must endure… We want them to be perfect, yet we do not correct our own faults. We wish them to be severely corrected, yet we will not correct ourselves. Their great liberty displeases us, yet we would not be denied what we ask. We would have them bound by laws, yet we will allow ourselves to be restrained in nothing. Hence, it is clear how seldom we think of others as we do of ourselves… But God has so ordained, that we may learn to bear with one another’s burdens, for there is no man without fault, no man without burden, no man sufficient to himself nor wise enough. Hence we must support one another, console one another, mutually help, counsel, and advise, for the measure of every man’s virtue is best revealed in time of adversity—adversity that does not weaken a man but rather shows what he is.
Meditation: …If you do not know how to meditate on heavenly things, direct your thoughts to Christ’s passion and willingly behold His sacred wounds. If you turn devoutly to the wounds and precious stigmata of Christ, you will find great comfort in suffering, you will mind but little the scorn of men, and you will easily bear their slanderous talk. When Christ was in the world, He was despised by men; in the hour of need He was forsaken by acquaintances and left by friends to the depths of scorn. He was willing to suffer and to be despised; do you dare to complain of anything? He had enemies and defamers; do you want everyone to be your friend, your benefactor? How can your patience be rewarded if no adversity test it? How can you be a friend of Christ if you are not willing to suffer any hardship? Suffer with Christ and for Christ if you wish to reign with Him.
Had you but once entered into perfect communion with Jesus or tasted a little of His ardent love, you would care nothing at all for your own comfort or discomfort but would rejoice in the reproach you suffer; for love of Him makes a man despise himself. He who learns to live the interior life and to take little account of outward things… He whose disposition is well ordered cares nothing about the strange, perverse behavior of others, for a man is upset and distracted only in proportion as he engrosses himself in externals. If all were well with you, therefore, and if you were purified from all sin, everything would tend to your good and be to your profit. But because you are as yet neither entirely dead to self nor free from all earthly affection, there is much that often displeases and disturbs you. Nothing so mars and defiles the heart of man as impure attachment to created things. But if you refuse external consolation, you will be able to contemplate heavenly things and often to experience interior joy.
True Patience in Suffering: What are you saying, My child? Think of Christ’s suffering and that of the saints, and cease complaining. “You have not yet resisted to the shedding of blood.” What you suffer is very little compared with the great things they suffered who were so strongly tempted, so severely troubled, so tried and tormented in many ways… For the truly patient man does not consider from whom the suffering comes, whether from a superior, an equal, or an inferior, whether from a good and holy person or from a perverse and unworthy one; but no matter how great an adversity befalls him, no matter how often it comes or from whom it comes, he accepts it gratefully from the hand of God, and counts it a great gain. For with God nothing that is suffered for His sake, no matter how small, can pass without reward. Be prepared for the fight, then, if you wish to gain the victory. Without struggle you cannot obtain the crown of patience, and if you refuse to suffer you are refusing the crown…