sometimes you need to accept that yes i may have been a little bit manipulative. yes i worded something in a specific way that would make my friend/fp/SO feel a bit guilty. yes i could have handled that situation in a much better way. yes i am wrong.
i haven’t finished me:a yet - and i will! i want to know the rest of the story. but this game has already burned me way too many times. i’m sorry i can’t be more positive - trust me, i tried, i have been holding out hope despite every shitty thing that happens and all the garbage i see, but… i just can’t do it anymore.
bioware is supposed to care about this. this is what they’re known for.
Ed saying that Oswald ended up trapped because Ed didn’t love him back is such a reach and so irrelevant to the conversation they were having it almost feels like he was fishing for Oswald to say that he still loves him and trying to goad him into confirming it by telling him to grow up
I’m upset right now. I posted this as a comment to the video, but I’m posting it here too. I seriously hope I’m not talking over anyone in the response that I did make. Please let me know. I really am so disappointed with @markiplier, because for preaching respect, he overlooked that there are people who have been disrespected beyond Felix.
How about you talk to Felix about respect, Mark. Because
respect isn’t a one-way street, and he hasn’t done anything to earn that
respect from me. Of course everyone deserves the same rights and freedoms, but
respect is not a right. Respect is earned. And if Felix wants respect, he needs
to be respectful to the people he’s asking to receive respect from - and he’s
done the exact opposite.
“Even if you just boil it down to common human decency
… The golden rule still applies. You still need to treat people the way that
you want to be treated."
Really? Common human decency? Stuff like, maybe, not joking
about the genocide of a group of people who have, many times through history,
been the targets of hate, and of course, also a genocide.
Joking about something that has happened to real people who
are still alive on this planet. People who were affected, by going through it
themselves, or losing family members… That definitely feels like treating
other people the way you want to be treated.
"Felix is not an antisemite, and Felix does not
Felix may not be intending to come off as antisemetic. He
very well may not wish death onto all Jews, I understand that. However,
antisemitism is still a very real problem in the world, and is on a very
Having a platform as big as Felix’s, and then joking about
antisemitism does so much harm. It normalizes it. Whether that was the intent
or not, that’s exactly what happened. As Felix himself said, "neo-Nazi
groups have been referencing [him], have been praising [him], for making these
kinds of jokes.” That’s an enormous problem. And yes, he did make a
statement to clear up that he does not support these groups, but the problem
that he said something that they outright agreed with, that they could use to
say “look, someone hugely famous on the internet agrees with us” in
the first place is still so wrong.
“And I’m not even defending the jokes that he made,
because even he has apologized for some of the jokes that he did."
Yes. He apologized in the most deflective way possible. He
said it was about disagreeing with what he said. That’s not the entire picture.
No, I don’t think Felix is actually a fascist, or a neo-Nazi, but he (whether
or not it was inadvertent at this point really doesn’t matter) made jokes that
fed into those ideals. That’s not okay. A half-assed apology that feels a lot
like someone saying "I’m sorry you were offended”, which is a shit
apology by the way because it doesn’t apologize for their actions at all, is
not good enough.
So yeah, I agree, respect is important. But you can’t tell
us to respect someone who has shown blatant disrespect for people himself. Even
beyond this one incident, there’s a lot of stuff that’s been said by Felix over
the years, for example, the use of slurs against a number of communities, that
has outright disrespected those groups. You can’t hold us to this standard of
having to show a person respect when he cannot respect us.
I started by saying that respect is something earned, and
that it’s not a one-way street. I think we may have different definitions of
respect, because I agree that all people, regardless of how bad they are, are
humans, are equals, deserve the same rights and freedoms as everyone else on
the planet. But in my eyes, that’s not respect.
Respect, to me, is much deeper than that, and very abstract,
but essentially, it involves thinking highly of that person and holding them in
some esteem. And to do that, to respect someone like that, I need to have that
returned in some capacity. I will not respect someone who has shown that he
will not show any respect to others who have been harmed or in any way affected
by his comments by so much as giving a genuine, not self-serving apology.
Yes, Felix deserves to be treated like a human being. Yes,
there are people who are twisting things he did, such as the whole pointing off
camera being turned into him doing a Nazi salute. But what he said was not
okay. His apology was self-serving at best, and disingenuous at worst. And
while you say you’re not defending the jokes that he made, you’re not
condemning them either.
What Felix did was wrong. I get that you want to support a
friend, but what was done was wrong. That can’t be overlooked. And by telling
us to simply respect Felix right now overlooks that what he said affected
people and takes away those peoples’ voices. That’s not a very respectful thing
<b>Jungkook:</b> *has a black eye*<p/><b>Namjoon:</b> *looks at him sternly* WHAT DID YOU DO?!? NO, DON'T ANSWER THAT. I DON'T WANT TO KNOW. BUT! LET ME TELL YOU I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED! I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU! YOU-<p/><b>Jungkook:</b> I-I'm sorry....<p/><b>Namjoon:</b> <p/><b>Jungkook:</b> *is super sad*<p/><b>Namjoon:</b> <p/><b>Jungkook:</b> <p/><b>Namjoon:</b> *clears throat* Did you win?<p/><b>Jungkook:</b> *perks up* Fuck yeah!<p/></p>
17. “Well, she’s hot. Why don’t you try to date her?”
Word count: 1.530
Posted: 16th of May 2017
A/N: OMG! It’s my baby’s birthday, happy birthday to my angel and cinnamon roll, and I would appreciate it if you talk about MILES in my ask box. I am disappointed and sad too, so Miles would really cheer me up right now. I am so tired and I have some tests and oral tests for tomorrow, that sucks! I hate school so much and I can’t wait for it to end. Honestly. I hope that you like this Zach imagine and I would appreciate it if you send some requests. Thank you so much, I love you all.
- G. x
Warning: few bad words, I think.
“Zachary Dempsey!” You shouted as you tried to catch your best friend’s attention. You were complaining about some iniquities of your Maths teacher about your surprised long test earlier that day, but you stopped when you noticed that he wasn’t listening to you.
You decided to have a picnic after school as you wanted to study for your Peer Communications exam together. Your final exams were coming soon and school was about to end, finally.
The day seemed so calm and tranquil. The mild and fine weather just came in as the colourful flowers bloomed and the trees suddenly became green. The heat of the sun kissed your skin as the howling gale made your hair sway in different directions and the only noise that could be heard was your fussy voice, together with the chirping of the birds.
“What the hell?” He jumped a little bit, accidentally throwing his pen on the blanket that you were sitting on. “What is your problem?” He asked with his furrowed eyebrows, still having his gaze concentrated in somewhere else.
“Dude, I was blabbering with no one!” You nudged him to catch his attention, but he was lost in his thoughts once again so you followed his lost gaze.
Your heart suddenly ached and your chest tightened as you saw him staring at a familiar and pretty girl from afar.
“Hannah.” You slowly nodded your head as you closed your heavy and thick Communications textbook. You remained in silence as you dealt with the deafening sound of the falling fragments of your heart.
Honestly? You really liked Zach since your Sophomore year. It started with a simple and innocent crush, but you started going out as friends and your feelings for him just grew wider and deeper. You tried to repress every emotion that you felt for him by avoiding him once, but it was useless because you kept on falling in love with him more and more every day, at first slowly, but then all at once.
“What’s up with her?” You curiously asked as you twiddled with the pen in your right hand. You stared at Zach and he suddenly looked at you.
“Just thinking about what happened during Valentine’s Day.” Zach answered and he flashed you a sad smile. You corrugated your forehead as he said that he didn’t have any date that night and he was going out with his friends, but it came out that he was with her, at least, that was what you expected that happened. “Don’t look at me like that, because I know what you’re thinking!” He playfully ruffled your hair and he gave you some loud laughs.
“Why? What am I thinking about?” You asked as you pretended to be innocent, obviously didn’t want to be caught.
“I was with my friends that night, stop being jealous.” He joked and he just laughed even harder when he received a loud slap on his arm, it didn’t have any effects on him as he was strong and muscular.
“I never thought that you weren’t with them!” You rolled your eyes as you lied through your teeth. Zach shook his head happily and you noticed how enthusiastic he was when you acted jealous around him.
“Yeah, right!” He rolled his eyes and he watched Hannah reading a book from afar. You watched her too and, although you could barely see her, you still had the chance to admire her features: long brown wavy hair, pink rosy cheeks and red full lips. She was beautiful and you couldn’t deny that it wasn’t impossible to like her, nevertheless her bad reputation at school. “Her date was Marcus.”
“They hang out together?” You curiously asked. Marcus had a really different behaviour compared to Hannah and it was strange for them to go on a date together.
“The Dollar Valentine of the cheerleaders.” He shortly answered as he finally closed his textbook too. You remembered how your previous Valentine’s Days went in the past few years and you were thankful that you decided to stay with your parents this year. “Marcus was an asshole though.”
“I have always said it.” You proudly stated as you flashed him a convinced wide smile. Zach nodded his head as he was agreeing to what you have just said. “Then what happened?”
“Well, he thought that Hannah was an easy one, just like what those school walls heard from some students about her.” Zach looked at you and he caught your eyes, but quickly looked away. “Long story short: Marcus wanted to have sex with her and, of course, Hannah rejected him.”
“Damn it! Where’s the fucking respect?” You complained and you furrowed your eyebrows as Marcus’ behaviour disgusted you. How can a man do something like that? It wasn’t even a behaviour to consider.
“I know.” Zach shortly answered. “Hannah spent the night crying as I remained with her, trying to make her laugh.”
“And?” You raised your shoulders as you waited for further explanations. “And nothing, I talked and she listened. Nothing more.” Zach honestly answered and a dead silence was created between the two of you.
You knew Zach perfectly and you’ve always noticed it whenever he would lie about things. It didn’t seem that he was lying, so you believed him, although you still thought that he liked her.
“Well, she’s hot. Why don’t you try to date her?” You suddenly blurted out as you were trying to find some interesting topics to talk about. You hated the silence when it came to Zach, you find it annoying when you couldn’t find any topic to discuss about.
“What?” Zach slightly shouted and you could say that he was shocked too. He didn’t expect you to say those things. You couldn’t understand why you chose that topic out of all the possible topics in the world, it was embarrassing and you somehow hinted him that you didn’t find him interesting nor you weren’t interested in him.
“Well,” You knew that you couldn’t take everything back anymore. You were afraid of what he might say about it, but you needed to go with the flow. “she’s beautiful. Isn’t she?”
“She is,” Zach honestly answered and you harshly felt a dart hitting perfectly the bullseye of your heart. “but it doesn’t mean that I want to date her.” He emphasized his words, trying to make you understand his point.
“Why not, Dempsey?” You pushed yourself to the limit and you still continued on teasing Zach, even though you knew that it wouldn’t be a good thing for you.
“Because it’s a no, (Y/N)!” Zach ruffled your hair once again and you just laughed as you noticed that he was starting to be annoyed. He’s never liked it whenever you would take care of his relationships, neither when you talk about your celebrity crushes or your admiration for some people.
“Tell me why!” You insisted and you kept on laughing as Zach gave you a death glare.
You held your stomach as you cried for your happiness. Annoyed Zach was the best Zach and you just loved it. Your laughter, though, was interrupted when Zach wrapped his arms around your neck and pulled you backwards, making you lean your body on his chest.
“What the he-“ You were about to complain for his unexpected actions, but then he suddenly pressed his lips on yours to shut you up. You were obviously shocked, because why would he do such thing?
Your eyes grew wide as the happening still had to sink in your mind, but as soon as Zach moved his lips to deepen the kiss, you flutter shut your eyes and enjoyed the movements of your lips as they locked and fitted perfectly. You started to play with his hair and he caressed your face, slowly drawing some circles on your burning cheeks.
“That’s why, (Y/N)! I’d like to date you, instead of her, because I love you!” Zach whispered in your ear, confessing his feelings as you broke the kiss in need of air. He let your head rest on his chest and you flashed him a wide smile. “Is that clear now?”
“More than clear, Dempsey!” You laughed and you rolled your eyes as you lingered the smell of his perfume on his neck. You loved his scent and you couldn’t deny that he attracted you even more.
“So?” He raised an eyebrow as he held your hand tightly, interlacing his fingers with yours. “Can I try to date you, instead?”
“Try?” You jokingly questioned him. “I thought we are already dating?”
“Well, your thoughts are never wrong.” He winked at you and you both let out some soft giggles, being happy and thankful of the fast, but great moment that happened just a few minutes ago.
Being happy is underestimated, it is stereotypical, but Zach? Zach had that capacity to take you to another world, to make you discover new emotions to feel whenever you were with him. You were beyond happy for sure, because it was you who he wanted to be with and not anyone else. He chose you and, like what he has said, he loved you.