hope point

anonymous asked:

What do you think about the political side of sense8? I absolutely love the characters and their stories but the show creators push their ideology a bit too forcibly in my mind. It's overtly leftist with the corrupt drug/financial companies, sinister organisations looking to take over the world, unquestioning admiration for the Anonymous, the agency giving up on lito, evil politicans&doctors... it's this smirching of 'the elite'. There's a time and place for that but it's a bit too much by now.

I see what you mean, but I think it’s next to impossible for a show like sense8 to be politically neutral. Brian J. Smith said it himself, “everything about this show is anti-Trump” (and part of that is bc of the LGBT representation, I’ve even seen people call it “LGBT propaganda” and I’m like… seriously? Propaganda is a very negative word, but that’s another matter which I won’t get into now). It’s true they do kind of stereotype these “big evil corporations”, because not all major companies and/or politicians are corrupt, just as Anonymous is not always the faultless “shining knight in armour” that the world needs. That’s just too simplistic. Some may not want to admit it, but sense8 does have its flaws, just like any other TV show. It does a lot of things right, but not everything. 

Coming back to the stereotypes, we have the main characters. A Korean woman who’s an expert in martial arts (surprise, surprise), A Kenyan man who lives in the slums with a mother who has AIDS, a German who loves clubbing and drinking beer, etc. They could have mixed it up, e.g. a Mexican DJ, an Icelandic hacker, an American martial artist and so on. But as I’ve said before, for me sense8 is about presenting stereotypes, then breaking them. We all have this idea of a certain group of people, “oh they are like that” or “oh they don’t like this”. I’m not saying stereotypes aren’t true, but we see many different sides to the main “stereotypical” characters, showing us that we are more alike than we think. 

The primary goal of this show is not to force any political ideology on us (even though it has been a bit one-sided so far), but to teach us to understand and accept each other. The whole point of this show is that even though we may have differences (different cultures, beliefs, religions, whatever), ultimately we’re all human. We shouldn’t be afraid of differences and let it create misunderstandings and rifts, but rather accept it and try to understand each other. I think that something we all can agree on, regardless of our political views. In my opinion, the characters of the show and the message of unity they represent far overshadow anything political in the show.

anonymous asked:

I absolutely hate the fact that the pics of Ari arriving in Boca were released. She needs her privacy and her family and loved ones. I just can't get over how upset and traumatized she looked. I've never seen her so upset :(

We agree, that’s why we have decided to make a statement that we weren’t going to share them and/or reblog them. We think it’s not appropriate to share and take those pictures after what she’s going through, same goes for her family and crew. What they need right now is just some time off, time to dedicated to themselves and we, as fans should respect that. I know that those pictures where spread by a newspaper but we should just not let those go around. All we need to do right now is support Ari, and everyone involved in this tragedy.

anonymous asked:

yelling topic: how damn caring anders is

I honestly believe Anders sees the best in everyone and wants the best for everyone.  He dearly loves “humanity” (this includes non-humans lmao but I don’t know what term that would be).

I think the evidence for this is everywhere.  WoT says he made friends easily.  He is jovial and kind in Awakening.  In DA2, after he merges with Justice, he realizes that he actually has a chance, now, to have a positive effect on lives and he gets right down to business with the free clinic, with the mage underground, with the manifesto… everything he does is a part of his own conviction, yes, but everything he does is also absolutely selfless.  It’s for other people, not for him.

He even saw good in Elthina and Meredith.  He spent years convinced he could bring them over to see his side.  He believed in them, just like he believes in everyone.

“But Pike, how can someone who cares so much do what he did??”

When he finally decided to take decisive action against the Chantry I firmly believe he wished there had been another way.  Oh, his heart was aching having to do this.  But when it came down to it, he chose to do it, because someone had to do it, and he cared enough to be that person.

Then he sat with his back to Hawke so they could dispense their own justice (for any innocent deaths caused by his actions, either in the explosion itself or in the aftermath) should they so choose to do so.

After the adrenaline rush and Justice’s high wore off I’m sure he beat himself up for it afterward.  Not for Elthina and Meredith and the templars– he mourned for them long ago when he realized they could not be reasoned with.  But for any innocent lives that might have been involved, and for any mages who died in the resulting battle.  He’s such a bleeding heart, he feels things on a level of magnitude above that of most people.  Of course he felt conflicted.  I mean, watch the video of him saying “There can be no half measures.  There can be no turning back.”  Look at his face.  It’s not the face of a man who wants to do what he is about to do. He is terribly distraught.  I imagine that many nights Hawke had to hold him and remind him that it was necessary, that the Right of Annulment was all but a done deal and there would have been many, many more deaths had he not done what he did, and I’m sure even then he still has his doubts.

But the Gallows won’t be annulled.  The mages will be free.  And there will be no more beatings and abuse from templars and no more children being taken away from their families and taken to a place where they are taught that they’re bad, and Anders will be there to make sure of it.

Why?  Because he and Justice believe in it?  Yes, but also because Anders was once a boy with friends and a family who cared and loved him.  Because he made friends in Kirkwall.  Because Hawke loves him, unconditionally.

And everyone deserves that.

He believes that.

I have no idea how people consistently churn out thousands of words every week for fics, i’m a small potato and i’m fucking struggling

In other news, after the next update I’m gonna postpone the upload after that by a week so that i can catch up and stop stressing about my incompetence as a writer cos boi it’s seriously affecting the quality of my work sorry to do this to ya buds 

aight time for some fanart-

still kinda obsessed over @setheverman but ey ill get over it

love your work, man! ;v; <333

Witchy PSA: Eclectic Witchcraft

Gentle reminder that “eclectic” does not mean: “Steals from closed cultures and disrespects and appropriates other religions.” 

Eclectic does mean: “Deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.”

You can get your information from multiple sources without over stepping and stealing from closed cultures. 

i see the word manipulation get thrown around a lot in the bpd community and while thats understandable i just wanted to give you all a small reminder

 

things that ARE manipulation are things like
  • never accepting responsibility for hurting others
  • guilt tripping others to get what you want
  • harassing others for not agreeing with you
  • intentionally diminishing other’s problems/difficulties by comparing them to your own
  • using other’s insecurities against them
things that are NOT manipulation include
  • expressing negative emotions to someone when you are hurt or distressed
  • not expressing emotions for the fear of bothering others
  • disagreeing with others and explaining your side of things
  • expressing your needs to those close to you
  • not socializing due to lack of energy or spoons

 

unhealthy behaviors (such as bottling things up, ignoring your problems, etc) definitely make situations harder and are things that need to be worked on asap, but unhealthy behaviors are not automatically manipulative just because someone has bpd

 

throwing around the wrong words can be extremely counter productive in this community, especially when there is already so much stigma and misunderstanding surrounding this disorder (not to mention that carelessly calling people manipulative and/or abusive for small things can end up devaluing what abuse and manipulation really mean)

 

TLDR; do your research and get to know the actual meaning of strong words before using them - words like ‘manipulation’ or ‘abuse’ are not for you to take lightly and use against people you just disagree or have a problem with

no….

please no…. not the smiles…..

dON’T YOU DARE WALK AWAY FROM HIM GON

DONT

NO

NO

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

DON’T SEPARATE P L E A S E

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GUYS DON’T DO THIS

I DIDN’T SURVIVE 145 EPISODES FOR THIS, YOU GUYS BETTER NOT WALK AWAY DONTSDXFGVVCFLDXS;DCFKLDSL

i…

i’m not crying…… fuck…

oh my god 

im not okay

Some doodles I did on the side yesterday night ( @blesstale drew Zunde that there ) including Dreby taking his first steps. I saw this kid screaming “NOOOO!” at some meat in a grocery store before running to his mom, so there we go ✌️

rewatching old minecraft lets plays (mostly for background noise as i study) and in the old potions lets plays, there was some fucking great team nice dynamite moments. fucking gavin picking fights with everyone that michael begrudgingly has to step in and finish. michael even says at one point “well yeah, gavin started it but now i gotta step in to save his ass” and all im saying is please incorporate this more in fahc au thank you