i literally have no idea what is this

anonymous asked:

you're the first person to talk about how disgusting deenerys is to the slaves and freedmen. can you make like a comprehensive post about it, please? i'm rereading the books and so i don't remember well.

 I don’t at all remember exactly all I have ever said on this site, but I don’t remember ever using the work ‘disgusting’, if I did, I want to take it back right now. Slavers and slavery is disgusting. The way Daenerys tried to liberate slaves wasn’t disgusting, it was just stupid and wrong with disastrous consequences… And delusional, ignorant and hypocritical. 

Trust me though, I am by far not the only one, and most certainly not the first to declare Dany’s Mereen campaign all I said above and more. Loads and loads of people have criticized it and named it for what it is. 

I’m not gonna make a comprehensive post aka meta, because I literally do not even have the time to update the last two chapters of my fic (sorry bout that). I’m crazy busy and I lack both the time and energy necessary to look up book quotes and everything. 

I’ll give you a from the top of my head list, though, which is gonna me crazy long and detailed still. Hope that’s sufficient to give you an idea: 

- It’s lovely that she wanted to free slaves, but the reasoning sucks. She is perfectly fine with Drogo collecting them to afford the ships she needs, nor does she actually ever liberate Mirri Maz Duur and the other women, she merely stops the raping. In the first two books she not once mentioned because disgusted by slavery. When she goes to Yunkai, planning on buying the Unsullied, there’s not a vessel of her brain that protests against this plan because she’s so anti slavery. The truth is that Daenerys ‘liberates’ the Unsullied because she can’t afford them. She was planning on buying them. The Human Rights Declaration 1948 part of my brain knows this makes her guilty of slavery. Her anti-slavery campaign starts cause she’s broke, which is the worst of reasonings… despite all the claps she receives for being so kind-hearted. 

- The way she liberates them is stupid. She makes very different kind of mistakes in Yunkai, Mereen and Astapor, which is kinda amazing in a way, because all three cities are completely in ruins after she interfered, one more so than the other, but still. We can conclude she learns nothing as she goes, cause she keeps screwing up. Astapor may or may not be her greatest monstrosity of all. Stupid, stupid, stupid. Yunkai turning her back on her and becoming her 1# enemy was as predictable as anything (really, Dany? leaving the government and military fully intact? So odd, that they eventually rebel) and Mereen was, if anything, the prove we didn’t need to know Daenerys is a shit ruler. Dany and her anti-slavery campaigns indirectly killed many many people and brought prosperous cities to total ruin. 

- Just adding this: from a superficial moral pov liberating slaves is a really really good thing, but you can’t just say ‘and now you are all free’. Very little has changed in the actual lives of these people Dany ‘freed’, which only shows how little Dany-I-know-what-it-is-like-to-be-bought-and-sold-Targaryen understands of slavery. She delcares them free and believes the issues are gone, but that’s of course not at all how it works. Being a slave doesn’t just mean you’re the property of someone else. You can’t take slavery out of society by just banning it. Slavery is part of Essosi culture, it goes very very deep. She underestimates that, because, despite her own believes, she knows nothing of what it’s like to be bought and sold. She was Drogo’s exotic trophy wife, she became his queen for crying out loud, gained power, independence and was freed of Viserys. She compares that to being the absolute scum of society? Nah. Not impressed. 

- Let’s be real, Dany’s real, main and true goal is the Iron Throne. She’s not planning on staying, she’s in no way planning on dedicating her life to it. Odd right? To think freeing a society is something that doesn’t have to be someone’s life’s work. Liberating slaves, their freedom, is a stop along the way to her. She takes it so seriously that she didn’t even come up with a long term plan. She’s using this as a way to ‘learn’ how to rule. Think of that… liberating thousands and thousands of people is not something she sees as her life’s goal, it’s just a learning process to Daenerys before she goes for the real price. 

- Daenerys doesn’t pay the unsullied. Where were they supposed to go after she ‘liberated’ them? They were eunuchs who killed infants babies as part of their training, an inhumane training, with no family, no loved ones, no nothing. They had nowhere else to go but to follow their blonde princess. It looks like they choose her because she’s their mother Theresa, but honestly, it was the only option for them… And she doesn’t pay them. They’re slaves who’re ‘allowed’ to leave whenever they want. Ha. What exactly has changed for them, I ask? 

- Daenerys uses unpaid labor for public work projects in Mereen, something with beans it was, I think. *cough* slavery *cough*.

- Daenerys allows freed slaves to sell themselves back into slavery because the ‘freedom’ she offered them is worse. She also keeps part of the bargain. Ha.

- She crucifies over a hundred people who may or may not be guilty of any crime, doesn’t care to check their guilt. It disgusts me how people shrug this off with ‘they were slavers’. I personally don’y believe in fighting cruelty with cruelty, especially not when that cruelty comes from anger about a certain thing that the executed may or may not have been guilty off. And she allows them to choose themselves who among them gets killed. That’s one way not to get the guilty ones punished.  

- I can come up with a million things of what she does wrong in Mereen, really. She’s too cruel when she needs to be soft, and too naive when she should be wary. One example that I’ve always ‘loved’ because it’s so ironic, is when a rich woman comes to her, asking for help. The woman has lost her son and husband during the sack and fled her house to hide with family. When the woman returned to her house, she found it taken over by prostitutes, who were all wearing her jewelry and dresses. The woman pleads for Daenerys to help her get her home back. Dany’s judgement? The woman gave up her rights to her home the moment she fled… can you feel it? Remember who else fled her home and now wants it back? Exactly. Oh George.. the irony. 

- Daenerys uses torture. People always use that example of the minors, and of course this was especially horrifying, but no one can deny she’s guilty of systemic torture

- Daenerys believes her way of living is better than that of the Mereneese. She’s right kind of, about slavery and all, but not everything about the Mereneese culture is curel and savage. She complains about the fighting pits, she complains about people eating dogs, she complains about the way people dress… oh right, she actually has teenage boys murdered solely because of their choice of dress

- While Mereen starves and bleeds and suffers and nothing of Astapor remains except ‘Hell on earth’- Quintyn Martell, she sits in the tip of her fancy Pyramid, eating sweet fruit and drinking wine, looking down on her ‘free’ subjects, complaining about her many burdens as self-declared queen, dreaming about when to find a moment alone with her dear dear handsome Daario- who’s, obviously to everyone but Daenerys, using her. I can’t.  

- Have I mentioned she doesn’t care about Mereneese culture? She doesn’t put much time into learning about it, and all that she learns she waves away and deems inferior to her own. 

Oh RIGHT! She’s just a girls… she’s just learning! She’s trying! She wants to be good, she wants to do the right thing, she… means well

Do thousands of people have to die cause she means well? Me don’t think so. Kinda odd, isn’t it, that sacrifices like that must be made to make someone suitable to rule, when about every character in ASOIAF is more suitable to rule. Why does Daenerys gets to make these sacrifices? Cause she’s her mad daddy’s daughter? She’s not even the actual rightful ruler. In the books there’s Aegon, who’s going to turn Daenerys in a real usurper (the one she learned to hate all her life) and in the show there’s Jon. She’s not even the rightful ruler. She’s just a girl with too much power. 
That said, after all the experience she’s had and all the learning moments that have come her way, she’s learned fairly little. She continues to be delusional and ignorant and constantly makes mistakes she’s made before. 

To quote my favorite quoran: Dany ostensibly means well, yet destroys about everything she touches, cities, people and complete societies… yet people want her to be queen of Westeros? I think they have suffered enough. 

That’s all I can come up with without picking up the books. Hope you kinda understand my pov better now. If you don’t, that’s fine. Most Daenerys stans can’t be turned away from the dark side anymore, not after all that. 
What I mean is… if you can still support Daenerys and believe she should rule the world after all the crap she’s done… well, there’s nothing she can do to change your mind. 

exy-king  asked:

I have no idea what kind of stuff you're into writing, but i've been super curious about this idea for a while and how differently it can be written, so, if you're up for it, consider: Andrew's stint in juvie, and coming to terms with liking men, or even being attracted to/'crushing' on a boy for the first time. It can be angsty or dark or smutty or literally whatever, do what you like with it!

Hi! So sorry this took so long! I toyed around with what I wanted to do with this and where I wanted it to go for a long time. I have decided that I’m going to make this a chapter fic that will go through each of andrew’ s big moments with his sexuality in juvie! So here is chapter one!

tw: remembered abuse, panic attack


Andrew didn’t know his brother but he hated him. If he would’ve just fucked off when Andrew told him to Andrew wouldn’t be stuck in this place.

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anonymous asked:

Why do so many people seem to have a problem with Lammily? It seems like a good idea to me...

i’m just gonna copy and paste what i said already but:

Basically, Lammily’s creator has said some pretty iffy things about Barbie as a competitor, like sexualising and demonising Barbie for being thin and feminine, while offering Lammily as an “ideal woman” who is more appealing to him.

There’s also marketing issues like the Lammily Instagram reposting Lamily wearing fetish-y stuff or more mature photos, plus that awful Lammily’s Day Out video where there’s literally dolls dressed as underwear models twerking, all the while saying this product is for children.

Plus, Lammily comes off as super insulting and condescending to literally anyone who collects different dolls, since Lamm loves saying he basically created a doll with a realistic body that no one else EVER did before, but a LOT of alternative doll lines (usually spearheaded by black women) often offer bodies thicker and more realistic than Barbie’s but their lines never got the same recognition as Lamm.

And for me, personally, Lammily’s sheer focus on her having an “average” body really puts a lot of serious and mature subjects in front of children in ways I feel are more damaging than helpful, especially since Lammily is still presented as a white, cis, abled bodied doll that has no sculpted imperfections and perfect, light skin.

Like sure, Lammily makes children aware of being judged for their bodies, but it offers no real advice on how to maintain a healthy view of your self image especially if you look nothing like Lammily.

All in all, it just feels like a white guy coming into an industry that is built on women and people of colour’s efforts, offering a mediocre product with buzzwords and shallow depth, and him getting awarded for meeting the bare minimum, all the while doing a lot of harm to both his target audience and anyone remotely interested in the industry.

Okay, look. There IS an exception to the Fili-can’t-wear-shirts rule.

And that exception is: Fili can only wear shirts if they are those tight black shirts from the behind the scenes of The Hobbit. You know, the ones featured HERE.

But that’s it. That’s the only exception. And if there aren’t any of those around, well, then, I guess no shirt for you, Fili! ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

I still have no idea what kind of pants he’s wearing, and where his invisible pockets are….

anonymous asked:

Since Cas has died before, would that mean he's already been to The Empty but just doesn't remember it? The whole concept of the place I find quite confusing... like if angels go there when they die then surely it's not empty, more like an angel shindig. The not-so-empty Empty! Hurts my head xD

This is one of the reasons I did the side-eye at the whole notion of Cas being in the Empty in the first place. I mean, from how Billie described it, it was dissolution and nothingness. Basically the ABSENCE of being. Not a literal “place” you could go. More like, ~atoms scattered to the winds~ kind of nothingness.

We have no idea what happened to Cas the previous times he’s died. Maybe Chuck scooped him up in a net and never let him get that far in the first place before bringing him back.

So as much as I love Scout’s Walmart-E comics, I don’t really think there’s any “there” there, you know?

The fact that Cas is even conscious of what’s happening to him wherever he is (and it probabyl IS the empty) likely means that some force is interfering with his complete dissolution into nothingness, and holding him together for some cosmic reason, at least long enough for us to see what he’s experiencing there…

Could be he’s just inside the Empty’s front door, so to speak. He’s in the reception room where the disintegration process is slated to begin, and hasn’t quite crossed the threshhold yet? He was quite clear that there were no other beings present there (aside from the mysterious entity he interacts with, which… I’m really tending to think is just some aspect of himself…). We just don’t know!

I really can’t wait to see how they explain everything to us! Honestly this has probably been consuming way too much of my thoughts since we first heard about it back in July. :P

comradepitrovsky  asked:

You did a fantastic write up on how you'd revamp Ultraman, but I'd like to pose the same question about the rest of the Syndicate - Superwoman and Owlman always seemed a little unnecessarily convoluted, I think, and Power Ring and Johnny Quick just sorta two-dimensional. I'd love to see your thoughts!

I think Owlman and Johnny Quick already each have the kernels of good ideas in Morrison/Quitely’s Earth 2 that could easily be extrapolated by an interested writer: the former that he was driven to crime because he blames his father for his family's’ murder (the implication is that Thomas tried to stop Joe Chill and it went bad), the latter as an equivalent to Wally West literally doping up with the speed force-infused blood of his predecessor. Superwoman as far as I’m aware has never had an origin; what comes to mind is that her version of Themyscira slaughtered their gods under the war-spirit Aphrodite’s direction before turning on her too and conquering Olympus, with Diana - in her secret identity as Lois Lane - extending their corruption into the world of mortals to prepare for their coming, even as she has designs on conquering it herself (the rest of the Syndicate is fully aware of this, but thinks she’ll be useful for now and they can just kill her once this stops being the case; basically every member of the Syndicate thinks this about every other member of the Syndicate, so it’s not as if she’s being singled out). With Power Ring it seems pretty set in stone by this point that the ring seizes him against his will, so I’d have it as the ultimate weapon of the Dominators designed to suppress free will, spreading destruction throughout Sector 2814 to break the spirit of its population, with the weak and frightful Harry Jordan torn between at last having an outlet for his terrible desires and need for dominance and the quiet surety that in the end, he’ll fall to the ring too.

anonymous asked:

You literally made a gifset of the rape scene and romanticized it. Holy shit.

ive been ignoring these but I figured I’d answer this one bc why tf not

1) we saw about 4 seconds of that scene and have no idea what happened after it cut out. also they’re fucking next week and both look like hella willing participants so

2) quit masking your ship hate as moral outrage that’s tired as fuck and I’m tired OF it

that scene was problematic but y'all are reaching way too far holy shit it’s too early for this

animallover3002  asked:

I was just wondering if you knew of any websites that I should utilize, because it seems like literally no websites know what percentage of abortions are performed by what methods. The only data I can find on late-term abortions is ONE piece of data that says,"In January 1997, the Guttmacher Institute put the percentage of abortions performed after 24 weeks at 0.08%." If you have any idea what websites or sources I should look at, please tell me! I love your blog Tobey! You're great! Goodnight!

Maybe you should start with the Guttmatcher Institute. Just, maybe. Since the quote you provided literally references it, it might be a good place to start.

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I imagine the family skate was….A Lot for Jack.

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1x06 // 2x07 // 2x10 // 2x11: alec lightwood + “you okay?”

No one talks about this scene from the ‘03 series even though it’s probably one of the best Royai scenes in existence