one of the greatest crimes of the harry potter movies was the absence of dobby wearing a million socks and hats. i have never seen a more relatable character and i am so offended 

king-erbus asked:

Next time people bring up Israel to try and invalidate antisemitism, bring up the fact that Saudi Arabia is killing off Christians and atheists. Tell them how the UAE and Dubai discriminate against the migrant Indian workers, whether or not they're Muslim. Ask them if that invalidates anti-Muslim and anti-Arab sentiment in the West. If they are willing to honestly think about that statement, they'll see how they have it wrong.

Honestly, in my experience, the way Islamophobia seems to operate on the right seems to parallel how anti-semitism operates on the left. They look for the most abhorrent Jewish or Muslim act they can find and use their negative feelings about that to paint an entire people in the worst light and ignore their pleas to be treated with basic human dignity out of a belief that we’re “the bad guys,” because they want to be uncritically against something and feel all righteous about it. They don’t want to deal with the cognitive dissonance of the fact that there are genuine bigots in their movement that they are covering who really want to cause severe harm to the targets of their ire. They just want that sense of righteous oblivion and how DARE people of that group be upset that we are being put in genuine peril!

Of course, my drawing of that parallel probably just pissed a lot of people off, but I don’t think it’s baseless. 

So yeah hi I actually have a lot of feelings about Yun and how people don’t appreciate him enough beyond the face value. Yun is a fifteen year old boy who obviously had to do some growing up early. He has insecurities about his place within the group, he puts on a strong facade but gets mad at his own weakness, he has high expectations of himself that don’t always follow through, Yun has goals and dreams, things that drive him and disappoint him, Yun defies norms and doesn’t accept the world the way it is. He isn’t a Dragon, or a general or a princess. Yun shouldn’t matter, but he does because he is all of us if only we tried a bit harder. Yun is just one boy, out trying to make his world better and to help the people he cares about however he can and all of the other characters respect Yun highly for this.

Seriously, he’s a fucking triumph in the medium of manga. Bless Akatsuki no Yona for its myriad of beautiful complex characters, and Yun is one of the best.

You know what I’ve decided?

I really want to be the Weird Aunt. You know, the one who turns up at weddings and family reunions, and always tells you cool stories and takes you on day trips to odd places you didn’t think you’d want to go to?

And is probably the first person to let you drink alcohol and stuff?

Problem is my Sister is not gonna have kids, like, I can’t see that happening in any shape or form - so one of you guys is going to have to let me be your Spawns weird Aunt.

I’m sorry, I don’t make the rules.