i'm going to just capitalize it

  • Male Writer: Ah, anniversary jokes are so funny. Because chicks always hate it when you don't remember anniversaries! A plus gold very original
  • Male Writer: Mother in laws amirite?
  • Male Writer: My male character who is an author insert of myself pines after a woman I used to pine after in high school. Then they have sex. This is good literature.
  • Male Writer: Ugh female books are so romance filled
  • Male Writer: And girl fanfics, so mary suey
  • Male Writer: Now listen about this original middle aged man who is an expert in everything, suffers from ennui, looks like me, acts like me, and gets all the girls i want.
  • Male Writer: She was sexy in an alluring, boring way, filled with purple prose and riddled with objectification
  • Male Writer: If i make a female character parrot my misogynistic views, they cease to be misogynistic! Are you saying you don't respect my fake female characters opinions, feminists?
  • Male Writer: a good action girl is one who looks hot at all times
  • Male Writer: If the female main character got in an asskicking line, my work is Feminist with a capital F and no one can criticize me
  • Specifically White Male Writer: Heroic tropes are so overdone. I'm going to create a boring white guy with stubble to be a completely original antihero no one has ever seen before TM.
  • Same Guy: It's original because he is a jerk who gets away with bad behavior, just like I wish i could.
  • Another Specifically White Male Writer: It's in my universe to only have white men do things in my book. I mean, don't you care about historical accuracy
  • Same Guy: I mean, it's a generic fantasy verse with no real life time period equivalent and i haven't done any research, but i'm SURE that it's historically accurate. To that dark mideval dragon fighting europe period
  • Same Guy: Where in Europe? Who cares!
  • Male Writer: There is no better way to introduce a female character to a male character than by him saving her.
  • Male Writer: Characters hating each other is good sexual tension!
  • Male Writer: One female character and five male characters is a good team balance
  • Male Writer: If my female character chooses to act in a sexist tropey way, it's not sexist. In fact, because she CHOSE to do it, it is Feminist.
  • Male Writer: I am original

anonymous asked:

ok lol i'm not trying to be racist but i'm pretty sure BP's going to be a huge flop even though a lot of people are going to watch it. wakanda is such an unrealistic country and I cringe every time i saw something from the trailer. in what world does a tiny third world country be more technologically advanced than any other??? this movei is honestly just Marvel's attempt at trying to be progressive and capitalizing on the "diversity' putting a whole bunch of blacks in a movie will bring

If you have to put “I’m not trying to be racist” before a message, heads up…you’re probably being racist. 

You think that a country in Africa can’t be technologically superior because it’s small and has literally no outside influence? Wakanda is the largest source of vibranium there is, which makes the country very wealthy. Adding on to that, Wakanda has a young and brilliant princess who designs technology to rival or even beat Tony Stark’s. Wakanda has a king who is one of the eight smartest people on earth. This kind of intelligence and wealth can do anything. So yeah, I’d say they don’t need any help being more technologically advanced than any other country. 

If the idea of a successful African country, and the idea of black children having a black superhero represented on the big screen causes you pain, then yeah, you’re racist.

Also a side note: you’re talking about a universe where a man can turn into a giant green rage monster, so I would really reevaluate your idea of what’s “unrealistic.”

Crazy to think that a college education is seen as the key to upward mobility but at the end of the day it’s a business just like everything else that needs to exist in a capitalist society and therefore rigged against poor people. Big banks make enormous profit from kids who are forced to take out loans with high interest just to pay tuition and end up trapped with it for years to come inhibiting them to move up economically and hardly any alternatives are available because community colleges, state schools and trades are so looked down upon because of classism. Also all the issues that come with turning education into a profit making institution

NCT As Things I've Said In My Groupchat
  • Ten: There should be a law against people like me giving advice on anything.
  • Doyoung: If I put half the effort I put in pretending to care about people, into actually caring, I would be a good person.
  • Taeyong: Listen I hate saying I used to do something as a kid because it means I'm not a kid anymore and just no.
  • Jaehyun: This just got kinky very fast
  • Haechan: If you die we have to like refrain from making jokes about you.
  • Taeil: Coffee represents Capital Punishment?
  • Yuta: I don't confront things, I fuck them.
  • Johnny: (at 3:14pm) It's pi time
  • Hansol: I cried. Well not really, I don't register such mild human emotions.
  • Winwin: I don't know how to react to these[compliments], should I be a basic bitch and say thanks or throw some more shade your way like an encore
  • Kun: One of these days I'm going to need an intervention.
  • Mark: My body is going through some weird shit I don't have time for, I already have to deal with a brain that can't get a grip.
  • Renjun: Amazon is such a tease.
  • Jisung: I have the coherence of an armadillo this early in the morning.
  • Jeno: I'm going to eat raw cookie dough and write fluff.
  • Chenle: ALL MY CRUSHES ARE OLDER THAN ME. wait. MOST OF MY CRUSHES ARE OLDER THAN ME.

So, I thought you guys should know, that a few of us from a Discord I’m a part of engaged in email correspondence with Jen Cohn, and through that correspondence, we found out that she ‘likes the idea’ of Pharmercy.

Add this in conjecture to the fact that Lucie Pohl has been giving us hints on the low (via her likes on Twitter) and has told Mike Foble that she’s ‘on-board’ for Pharmercy, and you have both VAs quite possibly being on-board for the ship.

(Not to mention the fact that Irene Koh is also open to the prospect of drawing them ‘officially’ for Blizzard as well, and has posted a lot of Pharmercy art to her Patreon.)

The point is, there’s a lot of support and momentum going for this ship, especially with the current resurgence of Pharmercy in the meta as well.

One wonders if Blizzard will ever build on the momentum of it. Because after all, any smart company would try to capitalize on something so popular, instead of blatantly just ignoring it in favor of something else.

Am I right?

anonymous asked:

I'm so fucking done with customers demanding to know why this or that is a certain price. The next time someone wants an answer I'm just going to say, "Capitalism."

  • poor person online: hey i need money for various things, if you wanna donate it's chill if not it's chill.
  • some fuckjob: UHM YOU'RE SELFISH FOR ASKING FOR MONEY THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO SHOULD BE ASKING FOR MONEY ARE THE HOMELESS
  • poor person online: so why don't you go donate to them
  • some fuckjob: UHM... I... UH... THEY SHOULD JUST WORK FOR IT GOD SHUT UP I'M BLOCKING YOU
  • me: uh-huh.
How AC characters study for finals
  • Altaïr: *stares at the stack of papers* DESYNCHRONIZED
  • Malik: *tries to get Altaïr's shit together by repeatedly insulting him* NOVICE!!!
  • Ezio: *sexts his girlfriend*
  • Ezio text: [hey come over I'm going to fail this anyways lol]
  • Connor: *studies hard the whole night, watches puppy videos to relax*
  • Connor: I'm going to die :,)
  • Haytham: *doesn't need to study because this ass is a smart ass*
  • Lee: *procrastinates because knows that he's gonna cheat from Haytham tomorrow*
  • Hickey: *doesn't give a shit, drops out the day before finals are over*
  • Aveline: *crams material that isn't even on the final, but just in case*
  • Aveline: Imma learn all capitals of the world for this math exam....
  • Edward: alright, after studying hard for an hour, I'm going to take a shot of vodka...lets go
  • Edward: *gets drunk in 30 minutes*
  • Adewale: *tries to help Edward, gives up and drinks as well*
  • Shay: *betrays his study group, skips finals, decides to become a sailor*
  • Shay: fuck ya'll, imma swim to the sunset.
  • Arno: *consumes a large amount of baguettes in 15 minutes because he's nervous*
  • Arno: Ah merde, there are no questions about me. I'm going to fail.
  • Elise: *tries to study while watching Arno sob about his sorry ass*
  • Elise: ....why am I dating you again?
  • Evie: *studies hard af a month before finals, takes extra classes, barely leaves her room*
  • Jacob: :D lel where da party tho?
  • Henry: *joins to study with Evie just because he has a crush on her*
  • Henry inside: *^* she is so concentrated, omfg I want her now.
  • Starrick: *joins Haytham on the Smart Ass train*
  • Starrick: idgf, I've got money, ya'll can suck my d-

Sorry, but also not sorry. in light of recent events: if you don’t respect people who are LGBT, just unfollow me right now. “Indui, why do you have to get involved in this political stuff?? why can’t one just enjoy art without this mess in the way?” Because my art, characters, and my life project (comic) are all very personal to me; they were shaped by my life experiences and therefore are built upon my morals. If you don’t support something as basic as human rights to someone just because they love someone of a different gender than you’re used to, or someone who identifies as a different gender, then you don’t actually support my art in the slightest. bye.

anonymous asked:

What would you say are the "basic tenets" of liberalism?? Like whenever ppl talk about it I'm just like uh idk what ideas it espouses

Essentially, liberalism is the ideology of capitalism. Besides liberals time and time again showing they are not for workers or oppressed people and are in fact a political trend of capitalism-imperialism, its important to know its basic tenants and assumptions so one can recognize liberalism and criticize it or struggle against it. I’m going to paraphrase a section of Anrudha Ghandy’s book, Philosophical Trends in the Feminist Movement (the original section focuses on liberalism in the feminist movement, here ive tried to paraphrase it to apply to liberalism in general):

1. [Liberalism] focuses on individual rights rather than (and even at the expense of) collective rights

2. It is ahistorical. It rejects class struggle and as such has no comprehensive understanding of workers’ and other oppressed peoples’ roles in history and society, or an analysis to explain the reasons behind their subjugation and exploitation.

3. It is mechanical in its support for formal equality, equality-in-words, without a concrete understanding of the roots of inequality, or without an understanding of the different sections of the population and their specific problems. As a result it expresses the demands of upper and middle classes, without much thought to oppressed nations or the working classes.

4. It is reformist. It focuses on changes in the law, welfare programs, education without a larger revolutionary program and does not question the underlying economic and political roots of oppression and exploitation

5. It views the state as a neutral tool to be used instead of an instrument of the ruling, capitalist class which benefits from the exploitation of workers and neo-colonies.

6. Because of its focus on changing laws and it’s general unprincipled pacifism it is unable of mobilizing workers and the oppressed to a greater stage of political struggle against capitalism and for socialism.

To add to this, liberalism’s reformist and gradualist attitudes towards progress not only run counter to a dialectical understanding of quantity into quality, where the opposites of a contradiction push forward change in both “steps” and “leaps”, but also ignores class struggle by promoting unprincipled peace and cooperation beween competing classes in capitalist society. This “live-and-let-live” attitude results in placing personal interests above the interests of the masses, and leads to opportunism in political work. It promotes superficial peace instead of working to resolve contradictions through struggle, criticism and self-criticism, and (principled) unity.

Its individualism is not one of any socialist conception, even. Rather, this individualism is to show that the individual is threatened by the community. It says that the individual has to be protected from the community (either through an increase in government action and programs or through smaller government). As a result it promotes a lot of capitalistic ideas about the role of the individual- that the individual exists only to care for itself, that success and failure is simply a matter of how hard one works (the market being seen as a neutral tool to determine marginal productivity), and that the individual as a political unit exists before and outside of society and the community.

This all goes to show that liberalism is an ideology not of the oppressed and workers, but of bourgeois intellectuals, those who, because they are not oppressed or exploited, can afford to “see both sides” and “find a middle ground” instead of taking a firm stance on a question of a struggle for power, justice, and equality. Liberalism is the ideology of capitalism, of the ruling and middle classes, and it will never be able to liberate the working class.

  • capitalist scum: lol but this 5 year old doesn't deserve a livable wage, it's its first job, we can pay it a couple pennies, never mind how much work we're forcing this literal child to waste their childhood away with
  • some neoliberal inevitably: yeah that sounds reasonable. I mean it's their first job, they're just getting their feet wet with the world. it's not like they need the money. so what if they're on their feet working 16 hours in jobs we wouldn't even give to adults because they're too dangerous. I'm also not going to be questioning why a 5 year old is working in the first place either, because all of this just makes so much sense to me.
My Shadow is My Shepherd

He had been invited to attend the Pearloats Harvest in the capital city of the kingdom of Rolance. Prince Mikleo just didn’t expect to also be the target of an attempted assassination that very same night.

Luckily for him, his knight guard is pretty good with a sword.

Sormik Week 2017 - Day 4: Pendrago, Loss/Protection

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The capital city of the theocratic kingdom of Rolance is unlike anything Mikleo or Sorey has ever known. For one, the fact that the kingdom is ruled by its church rather than any formal monarchy—the ruling family, Mikleo has been informed before his visit, are largely figureheads—is new and unfamiliar. The second are the glaring reds and silvers that are everywhere; Rolance’s colors and regalia hang from the tallest buildings and wrap every guard.

Mikleo supposes he shouldn’t consider that entirely different from his own smaller kingdom of Elysia, where their cool shades of teal and white don every soldier and palace upholstery, too. But to see it everywhere he turns—even on the marketplace stalls during this lively festival week—is disorienting.

Or maybe it’s just the lack of grass within Pendrago itself that Mikleo is noticing. Too much red and steel; not enough green.

(For some reason, Mikleo’s always finding himself thinking the world could use more green.)

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“Show me.” Mick grunted with a slow smirk curling over his mouth. “One quick flame. C’mon, kid…”

There was a second of hesitation as you stared right into Mick’s wild eyes, unsure if you could actually trust him or if showing him your fire was about to be one big mistake, especially since you’d been burned in the past. Usually it just scared people but with Mick… There was something about him that made you feel like you weren’t just another meta-human freak that didn’t belong in this city. So, with a flash of bravery puffing through your chest, you bit down on your bottom lip and snapped your fingers to summon your flame. And just like that, Mick’s mouth dropped open as he watched your fire spread and dance across your palm until at length, you clapped your hands together to extinguish the flicker into smoke and chance a quick glance at him. 

Mick’s eyes snapped back to your face before he huffed a small chuckle and said, “That was beautiful…”

“Yeah?” You asked, grinning from ear to ear. “I’ve got a twin who can do the same thing with ice.”

“You know, a buddy of mine wouldn’t mind havin’ that sort of thing around…” Mick laughed, letting his eyes travel up and down your form before pinning you with a heated stare. “Sweetheart, this is gonna work out just fine.”

(X) (~♫♪~)

*Imagine Grabbing Mick’s Attention because You have the Ability to Control Fire*

Request: Imagine heat wave (legends of tomorrow) being in love with you because you have pyrokinyses (spell?) And extra idea/continuation… Capital cold being in love with my twin sister(t/s) because she has ice powers and captain cold, heatwave, me(fire power) and t/s (ice powers) were the original rouges… I don’t really know where I was going with this but thanks in advance if you do these ;)

anonymous asked:

They did seem a little off to me. Very off actually. Something just seems peculiar. I'm really glad uv opened it up to discussion bc I think we're a fairly intelligent fandom & we might be able to make sense of it together if we are all allowed to feel comfortable discussing our opinions. That's why respect for anons is key, even if u don't agree with someone. As for me, I get the sense that SOMETHING odd is going on. The avoidance at the upfronts makes no rational sense for promotion (1)

(2) the chemistry bw dd & ga is something anyone in their right mind would want to use & capitalize on as much as humanely possible. The only thing that makes sense to me is that contractually they may have forbidden it. I do wonder if it has something to do with the crown or pm specifically. The man is obviously in her life in some capacity, he showed up to the baftas WITH her. So perhaps this avoidance was done out of respect for that, or out of obligation. It might even be at his insistence.

(3) & in the spirit of open discussion, I have to say it strikes me as odd that dd has pretended the Webby’s didn’t even happen. Not a word of congrats to his friend. Not a pic, link, shout out, or even a word. Yes, It’s only social media, but it is telling. Especially when on the same day GA THANKED him on twitter he made a point to like another female costars tweet, but he ignored GA’s. He couldn’t even LIKE her tweet, but he liked Claire’s? That does mean something to me. I don’t know what

(4) I also appreciate that but willing to open this up to discussion despite the fact that u may not see what others see. I love them together very much, but I have to be honest with myself and my rational mind when I see something that is clearly off or different or telling. I’m glad I can talk about it with others & see what others think.

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No problem with talking about it, anon. I’m always amazed and also kind of frustrated, when I genuinely thought everybody was agreeing on something, but I was wrong, and it’s actually a real debate. I don’t think I can convince you, and you’re really not going to convince me, though. This ceremony made Gillian’s year., so what else is there to say? With all due respect, what you’re saying about a contract stopping them from doing joined promotion makes absolutely no sense. 

Such a contract isn’t a joke, if you make it, you respect it. If there was such a contract between them, the two pictures that we’ve seen of them at The Upfronts wouldn’t have existed. And what would be the point on signing a contract like this to show up together an hour later at an awards ceremony? 

About David not answering Gillian’s tweet, when did he even answer her? He never does. Or she has to force him, like we assume she did about the Red Speedo last May when they were together. When he likes a tweet only mentioning Gillian’s name, people lose it on Twitter. He choose not to provoke that kind of reaction, I think we should respect that. 

And again, really, nothing was off at all! They were two invalid idiots on a stage, cute, giddy, and hot a hell as usual. 

Who you should fight: Marines Edition
  • <p> <b>Tashigi: </b> why??? Do you hate love or something??? Don't hurt this poor noble hearted woman. Please don't fight Tashigi for she is determine as anything and you know what they say about determine people. She doesn't deserve it but I will say this: bring a gun.<p/><b>Smoker:</b> Have you ever tried to punch a cloud? Its very hard. Do not fight. He will shank you or suffocate you. Either way, you are fucked.<p/><b>Momonga:</b> You couldn't probably take this guy even though he seems kinda average but like, he stood up against Boa Hancock and wasn't turned to stone. So proceed with caution if you do decide that your new life goal is to deck a marine.<p/><b>Hina:</b> hahahahaha. She will stop you with hugs. But not cute wuss hugs. She will hug you and you will find your ass in a literal prison soon after. You're probably good to go if you can stop her Devil Fruit.<p/><b>Aokiji:</b> He's not as jerky as his friends. He's a pretty chill guy. There's no need to mess with him but if you are pissed enough to try and break the ice then I say, see you at your funeral.<p/><b>Akainu:</b> The bastard killed Ace. Please fight this motherfucker but like how? Team work is advised but its useless in the end. This guy will incinerate you and your buddies. Godspeed my love. You will die a heroic death if you even try. Well, heroic from our perspective. From a Marine's? Not so much.<p/><b>Kizaru:</b> He may seem slow but its all a facade. This yellow ass motherfucker kicked all the asses of our main motherfuckers in crime easy fucken peasy. Yes! He deserves someone to kick his ass but I'm afraid that unless you are like actually God with a Capital G then No. BAD IDEA! Do not approach.<p/><b>Garp:</b> I dare you. That’s all I'm gonna say. I mean. The man is 100% done with all these bullshit Devil Fruits and pirates but is still taking names and kicking ass. Don't. Honestly. Besides, the guy could easily adopt you as his grandkid you would be thrilled to fucking bits if he did. <p/><b>Sengoku:</b> I mean the guy doesn't deserve and could easily kick yo ass. But honestly? Just fucken go for it just so you can say you faced a god, punched him, theN WALKED BACKWARDS INTO HELL.