why does tumblr always talk about “scary” mental illnesses but then waters down the symptoms? my intrusive thoughts aren’t “uwu eat cardboard”? they’re things that can ruin friendships or horrible disgusting things that, if I posted them on here would probably get my called out. my impulses aren’t to go eat dirt, I get impulses to stab my eyes out. sure people can get things like eat cardboard but that’s not what a lot of ppl have to deal with?
something that i found interesting in devilman - both the original manga and crybaby - is that it is stated that humans themselves killed thousands and thousands of other humans in order to get to kill maybe a couple of hundred demons at the time. demons would have never “won” if it weren’t for how humans let fear get to their heads. and that’s kind of who the real villain, the real enemy in devilman is: fear.
if you consider that this manga was published in the 70s, in the middle of the cold war, it’s easy to understand why it became so relevant at the time, and why it is still modern and impactful to this very day: we haven’t stopped doubting each other, we haven’t stopped fearing our neighbours.
history kind of repeats itself, doesn’t it? so it’s kind of fitting for a series like devilman to have a new release now, of all times.
i usually don’t care for coffee shop aus but i would give my left tit for a shidge one with shiro as the veteran barista who always remembers pidge when she comes in because the first time he asked for her name she panicked and gave him some random name off the top of her head and now she wants to die
i feel like a lot of people on this site often forget that nobody is an actual angel, we’re all more or less problematic, each of us has said/done something we’re not proud of but that doesn’t make us any less human. that doesn’t mean we should be bullied, threatened. this website really promotes the mentality of “if you’re not a social justice warrior and you don’t constantly point out the wrongdoings of the people around you, you might as well be the devil”. like. chill.
and before someone considers sending me nasty asks, this is not directed at anyone at all. just the vibe i’ve been getting from this website lately.