having some thoughts

I saw a Death Note trailer, and had a Thought ™. 

I’m not going to address the whitewashing since many people more knowledgable on the matter have already done so. But if you’re going to take Light, the charismatic, intelligent, handsome antihero, and make him white…

…why is he so ugly?

I’m not being shallow here. What makes Light so insidious is he’s attractive and charming and smart, so he puts people at ease. He’s an expert at earning people’s trust. But beneath that charisma, he thinks he’s better than everyone else, that he’s the chosen one, a god. Light uses his attractiveness and charm to ingratiate himself with the right people and avoid detection. His duplicity to his loved ones and his inflated sense of self-worth makes him a force to be reckoned with. 

This narrative could work really well for a white dude. I’m sure the world hasn’t forgotten the likes of Brock Turner, or the hundreds of other guys like him who hurt others and never expect to feel any consequences because they are white, affluent, and male. An Americanized retelling of Death Note–a Light who used his whiteness as a cloak as well as his charisma–could’ve presented a great opportunity to interrogate that entitlement. 

Based on the trailer, this movie is positioning Light as some sort of outcast at his school. The actor isn’t just unattractive; he looks untrustworthy, dressed in grubby clothes and hanging out alone in the schoolyard. 

Netflix!Light isn’t just whitewashed. He’s been scrubbed of the traits that make him so powerful. 

another day, another gg revival lament!

not a day goes by where i do not wish that instead of all that “berta speaks a nonsense language that nobody can understand, ha ha ha, funny racism!” crap, berta would have spoken spanish, and throughout the revival, we could have seen emily gradually start learning spanish to communicate with her and her family. (emily + duolingo = yay.)

it would have been a really striking callback to the time when she was so horrified that rory was speaking spanish with the maid in season 6, would show some growth for emily, would not make a mockery of berta, etc.

I have had an amazing day today, I got to celebrate with wonderful people and I’ve got so many kind, sweet messages. You are all honestly such a gift. I have some thoughts to share, though.

For literally all of my life, I have been lucky enough to be blessed with both an amazing family and amazing friends - being loved and supported regardless of the decisions and also the mistakes I make and have made. I do understand that this is a privilege and that I should not take any of that for granted, especially in a world like ours where you see injustice at every corner. I am beyond lucky to have the chances and opportunities I have, that I get to both express and explore myself, that I can fully be myself without fear of my well being or my safety. I am more or less healthy, I get to go to college, I get to do things I love doing in my free time, I have a regular income and I have a bright future ahead of me (if I don’t mess up terribly). This post, by no means, is me bragging about the things I have. It is simply me aknowledging that none of this is a given, that none of this is anything but a true and real blessing. We tend to forget that in our daily lives, we tend to forget how truly and utterly grateful we should be for the things we have –– not the MATERIAL things, but the opportunities we get.

Instead of being nasty to each other, belittling each other, hating on each other or fighting each other, I think it would sometimes help if we just step back and take a moment to appreciate that we all have the time, the energy, the chance to do something FUN, to write, to be creative, to share our thoughts and be who we want to be on this website (and also take those opportunities in real life). The world is sometimes such a dark place and spreading a little love won’t hurt anybody.

Count your blessings and be grateful.  THANK YOU ALL for your love and kindness. I am well aware that I am one hell of a lucky girl.  I wish all of you nothing but love and support, no matter what paths you chose in life. <3

anonymous asked:

I been sending a lot of anonymous asks and nothing happening. What's the word?

Most likely you’ve send some I’ll have to think about a bit longer. Which doesn’t mean they’re worse or I don’t like to do them as much as others, just sometimes the muse doesn’t kiss me right away, or sometimes I really, really have to put some thoughts into something and that also takes some time. I have 21 in my askbox and about 40 drafted ones. They’re probably there, waiting for my attention. But I’ll get to them eventually. I don’t really have asks I don’t plan to do eventually. 

Now off to do more requests. 

Originally posted by jaunearcinadress

Research Questions

I’m pulling together a fic idea, but I have some thoughts, some ponderings.

If two people are sitting on a bio bed, can it differentiate between them, as in, can it read one person’s vitals without reading the other’s?  Like, if you hook two people up to the same ECG you get a whole lot of nothing special (trust me).  Would that be the case for two people together on a bio bed?

What about tricorders?  Can a tricorder differentiate between two people in really close quarters?  For example, if two people were hugging and someone was scanning one of them with a tricorder  Do you think the tricorder could figure out whose vitals they were after and differentiate them from the other person’s?

I’ve got a very emotional reunion post-injury in mind and these are things my brain can’t just gloss over.  Inquiring minds need to know.

Anybody have any theories? :D

i know it’s kind of a meme in the fandom that viktor thought making A SCENE and greeting yuuri naked in japan but i think that was completely unintentional? which makes it even funnier imo?

allow me to explain

i don’t know exactly how long after yuuri’s video went viral that this scene happens, but it’s safe to say that at least a couple of days passed? perhaps a week or a bit more, even though the anime makes it look like it’s on the next day?

so he’s been avoiding the media for days, keeping his phone off so absolutely nobody’s going to be able to reach him until people forget about this madness 

which means he’s also entirely clueless about the rumors of viktor being his coach

and it makes it so much funnier because we know yuuri’s dad doesn’t know jack shit about figure skating, and viktor doesn’t know how to speak japanese AND IT WAS PROBABLY TOSHIYA WHO FIRST TALKED TO VIKTOR WHEN HE ARRIVED AT YU-TOPIA?

TOSHIYA IF YOU’D ONLY GET INTO YOUR SON’S ROOM, LOOKED AROUND AND DID THE MATH YOU WOULD KNOW

so what has happened was probably something like “i have no idea what you’re saying mr. foreign-dude but you’re probably here for our famous onsen so yes make yourself comfortable” which viktor, tired as fuck from his travel (a long ass flight from st. petersburg to tokyo, probably? plus the train from tokyo to hasetsu?) GLADLY ACCEPTS

hell yeah i’m going to enjoy the fuck out of his hot spring

since yuuri is nowhere to be seen why not take some time to relax after a long travel, am i right

it’s not like viktor would understand if yuuri’s parents were to say “oh yes yuuri is holed up in his bedroom but he’ll come out eventually” so as viktor is pretty sure he found the right place and that yuuri is there he’ll just wait and have a nice soak meanwhile

AND THEN YUURI JUST BARGES INTO THE ROOM WHERE VIKTOR IS BATHING

well, this was not how i had planned this to go but here you are?

AND OF COURSE, STANDING UP WAS COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY BUT VIKTOR BASICALLY INVENTED BEING EXTRA AND… LET ME SHOW YOU MY HOT BOD BECAUSE I GOT TO SEE YOUR ALMOST-EVERYTHING AT THE BANQUET SO I THINK IT’S FAIR YOU GET TO SEE ME NOW AM I RIGHT??? 

in viktor’s mind, yuuri is this extroverted, outgoing party animal he got to know at the banquet and was absolutely mesmerized by, so he probably thinks yuuri’s going to be alright with this extra introduction? also knowing yuuri lives and probably worked at the onsen for a while viktor maybe just assumes he’s probably unfazed by nudity?

oh viktor, little did you know

it just gets funnier the more you look into it

hm,,,. I know roddenberry did not care for religion but u cannot divorce judiasm from star trek .. leonard nimoy and william shatner were BOTH very jewish and bonded over that fact … walter koenig is jewish. the VULCAN SALUTE was created when nimoy was visiting a synagogue and was observing the blessings… chris pine is jewish and so was anton yelchin ..spock’s character embodies the jewish experience of diaspora… .WHAT IM SAYING IS STAR TREK IS JEWISH (very jewish) AND ALWAYS WILL BE 

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smile!

just quickly slapped some color on a sketch lolol >_< 

don’t repost / reuse / re-edit.

I like how Yuri on Ice chose a person of color to represent America. I like how Leo is a Mexican-American representing America. It’s a nice chance seeing as whenever America is represented in anime it always seems to be someone white.

Plus being Mexican-American myself despite not looking it, it just makes me happy. uwu

When Iris found out Francine was alive, her first thought was to protect Joe about Wally. When Iris finds out she’s literally going to die, her first thought was to protect Joe and that it would send him over the edge, never mind the fact that she’s getting murdered. Later on, she reminds the team that her future isn’t the only ones that needs to be changed, even though in her future, she dies.

Iris West is the most selfless character alive. The hate she gets is so unjustified. I love her so much. if you hate her at this point, it’s because you want to hate her. 

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Then & Now // redbubble

(I haven’t done anything like this since 2010… )

Yo. So I don’t usually participate in fandom or meta, but chapter 17 has me shook and I want to get some thoughts out and don’t expect this to be organized but I do hope it’ll be a little bit insightful. 


So, structurally, I think KS is pretty fucking brilliant. I love the disjointed panels. It’s entirely metal and fragmented and it can sometimes be hard to follow and since 90% of the story is through Bum’s perspective, it’s entirely appropriate and smart. Also, Koogi’s storyboards are damn near perfect. Sometimes I have to sit back and just stare at a frame to admire how much she shows with so very little. No detail is unimportant - doesn’t mean there aren’t many things there that aren’t meant to throw off the scent of the narrative, but it makes it fun to figure out what direction she wants to go with this story.

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things you should definitely 100% not think about when you think about philip shea (except do because philip shea is perfect and you should always think about him)

- Okay, first of all, don’t think about how Philip was literally almost shot and actually did literally beg for his life for a moment and allowed himself to be scared about that for approximately .5 seconds before sucking it up and remaining seemingly calm for pretty much the rest of the show (except for when he realized tommy and tracey were in danger. because philip shea cares about other people. but once they are gone, he accepts it quickly and moves on. that is philips’ like number one skill. accept and move on. don’t think about why that is).

- Don’t think about how he somehow got to the city in the middle of the night and then didn’t even risk going inside. Don’t think about how he just curled up on the couch outdoors as if this was a common, acceptable place for him to sleep and passed out, alone, after almost being killed.

- Don’t think about how he goes from saying “I’m done. can’t go back, can’t go back there” to accepting he can’t live with him mom again in approximately ten seconds. He doesn’t argue too much about it. Doesn’t beg or plead or threaten to run away. Just says “I know” and gives his mom cigarettes and then sits and comes out to her because she wants to hear nice things about him and to him, lukas liking him back enough to kiss him is a nice thing.

- Don’t think about how when given the opportunity, Philip will sit next to a man who has almost definitely abused him and just do nothing but pretend the guy likes him.

- Don’t think about his honest confusion when he asks “Why not” after Lukas says he didn’t have sex with Rose.

- Don’t think about how Philip is so calm and willing to do or be whatever the person he loves (read: his mom and Lukas) needs him to be. I mean, yes, he tells Lukas no that one time and calls him on his shit other times, but really, overall, the kid is willing to put himself on the line for those he cares about: “Had to be cool for my mom—I can be cool for you to.” “What do you want me to say? I’ll say whatever you want.” Ugh, he just—he tells Lukas not to drink the hand sanitizer but then three seconds later he does the same thing, no questions asked, because Lukas tells him to. Don’t even get me started on the whole Rose debacle.

- Lukas freaks out when Philip hands him a condom, Philip minimizes it and says “It’s okay. it’s okay, it’s fine” coaxes him back down and no more pressure to do anything. Philip tells Lukas he told his mom about them, Lukas says “There’s nothing to say” and Philip just nods quickly, “Okay.” Doesn’t argue. Doesn’t call Lukas on anything. Just says okay and then offers to take Lukas into the city cause he thinks that will help him.

- Philip won’t get Lukas drugs, but he will help Lukas look for things to sell when he asks and go with him to the pawn shop and wait outside while he does it.

- And, like, I’m not saying this to say Philip is a pushover or weak, he’s not- he’s just contained. All the time. He is the stable one. The calm one. He is careful not to push too much. He thinks of solutions and waits to see if they will actually be listened to but is very, very cautious with actually being assertive with his ideas/wants/needs. He is just so much more attuned to everyone else.

- Oh, ALSO, don’t think too much about how Philip overheard Gabe and Helen arguing about him and chose to step out and put himself in that line of fire anyway. He could have just hung back and waited a little. Or, fuck, run off until things cooled down. But Gabe was being yelled at and they were arguing and so he decided to step in. Cause Philip wants to keep everyone happy.

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Keith, at the store because Lance is having his monthly: :< 

Clerk: How can I help you?

Keith: Oh I’m just picking up some pads for my boyfriend. 

Clerk: That’s so sweet. :3 

Keith: :3 

I really do believe that at least part of the problem of people distrusting science has to do with how we as scientists portray ourselves.

We have actively created a system where we derive authority from being seen as better/smarter/more competent than everyone else and then when people ask why they should trust us we respond with a very condescending version of ‘because SCIENCE IS FACT’ or something along those lines.

Like, consider how that would feel from the outside? Here are a small group of people who you have never met/interacted with who sequester themselves in impenetrable ~elite institutions that you can’t access and don’t feel party to who then tell you that what they say is fact because they’re smarter and better educated than you. And if you ever try to question them (no matter how reasonable your objections may be/seem to you) they condescendingly pat you on the head and say something like ‘don’t worry we know better. you can’t possibly understand what we do.’

Why the hell would you trust them? 

No one likes being told that they’re not smart enough to understand something, and no one likes feeling excluded from something they’ve essentially been asked to accept sight unseen. 

I don’t really have a solution to this, except some vague notion about working harder to portray scientists as people working a job, rather than geniuses who are above it all. 

And like trying harder to understand where people are coming from when they question science. And remembering that being better educated than most doesn’t make us smarter than most. It just makes us better trained in certain types of thinking.

I just think we need to keep in mind what we are asking of people. Which is to put a whole hell of a lot of faith in us.

gentle reminder that even though yuri on ice isn’t listed as a ‘shounen-ai anime’ victuri can still become a legit canon couple since no.6 wasn’t either .. and bruh that was gay af