when can we stop pretending that mainstream, middle-of-the-road status-quo peddling capitalist properties are “progressive”?
Yeah, it’s nice when things don’t go out of their way to be reprehensible, but giant media conglomerates and multi-million dollar companies are not your friends.
related: it’s fine to like things that aren’t progressive also. The danger of all this tepid liberal media crit is that it is warping the meaning of political art by desperately stretching its definitions so that all your faves can be included rather than seeking out, creating or demanding art that is actually political and challenging (alongside your perfectly acceptable diet of Art That is Not Challenging).
Friend: Hey! Wanna hang out today?
Me: Can’t, Hubby said no.
Friend: What do you mean? You’re an adult, aren’t you?
Me: Yes, I am. But His house, His rules.
Friend: That’s ridiculous. Its your house too.
Me: It may be my home, but it’s His house.
Friend: That doesn’t make sense. That’s stupid.
Me: How is that stupid?
Friend: You shouldn’t let him control you.
Me: You shouldn’t tell me how to live my life.
Friend: I’m not, He is.
Me: That’s right, because I married him.
Friend: That doesn’t make sense!
Me: Why are we still friends?
Friend: Wow. You’ve changed so much.
Me: Thank you.
Being a submissive wife means that sometimes, your feminist friends just won’t get it, and you’ll end up losing them because of it. If you don’t understand my way of life, that’s okay. Just don’t insult it or call it stupid. I don’t call you stupid for wanting to be like a man and have equal rights to a man. You’re a woman. You shouldn’t do the same things as a man. Its not natural. But I don’t insult you because that’s how you want to live your life.
I enjoy structure. And rules. And discipline when I’m bad or out of line. It keeps my head on straight. It keeps me accountable for my actions. It makes me happy to know that my Husband sets rules, not just because He can, but because He knows what is best for me. Sometimes I give too much to too many people far too often. And I don’t know when to give myself a break. He does. He sees me struggling. He sees when I’m running on empty. And so He sets rules, like No friends today. Because He knows I need to recharge.
My Husband knows me better than anyone, better than I know myself. I trust His judgment far more than I trust my own. He adores me and only wants what is best for me in life. And I appreciate that more than I can explain. I am happy. The happiest I’ve ever been in my entire life. Don’t try to bring me down because you live your life differently than I live mine.
June 16th to November 22nd 2017 Neptune is retrograde in our fishy friend Pisces and in its respective home as Neptune rules over Pisces. This retrograde is a usually seen more positively than some of the others as it lifts the veil and clears the fog you may have been under. You see things more clearly, intuition can be stronger. You are much more sensitive to things. You can’t ignore things and you feel much more focused on positive change. Use this time for listening to your inner voice. Reviewing your truth and love and ideas. Check your house to see where this will be concentrated. ✨✨✨✨✨
Somehow, he thought school jail in Mayview would be… more than this.
Max has been in detention for ten minutes by this point, and he can feel
himself actually getting bored. Life
lately has been so full of terror and nonsense that he had a little trouble recognizing
the feeling at first but, yup, that’s what it is. Boredom.
Oh, for sure, the room does appear to have a population startlingly
similar to the characters in The
Breakfast Club, at least if you’re willing to consider Max the brain.
Which, well, he has one, and that’s
more than can be said for most of the rest of this town, so the comparison sort
of holds. Johnny is obviously the rebel, so there’s another match. Granted, the
jock is a ghost, but he has been pretty quiet, just like the recluse and the
beauty (actual students Max does not recognize), so at least that’s something.
I agree with the sentiment that Bizzaro can be childlike but I don't see him as a child. I like, what you said, the more complex dynamics going on with Jason looking after Bizzaro and trying to be a good role model. But Bizzaro is able to stand as Jason and Artemis's equal too. He doesn't need constant watching over and he's perfectly capable of making his own decisions like rescuing/leading people in the last arc or knowingly putting his life on to stop Grundy. He can be pretty dynamic.
I think it’s also important to note the context that Jason and Bizarro’s relationship takes place in.
Jason calls a gargoyle his only childhood friend, in this same run. He freely admits it, and it’s pretty sad. It’s not just a throwaway line for the lols, it’s putting Jason’s current team relationships in a context. Having friends is something he hasn’t had a lot of, and it’s something he clearly treasures. Him being choked up about ‘he was my…’ doesn’t have to mean he had a label other than ‘friend’, that’s enough to be upset about. Maybe he couldn’t find a word good enough for Bizarro, and that too is valid.
Bizarro, as well, consistently refers to Artemis and Jason as his friends. Red Him, Red Her and Pup-Pup, these are Bizarro’s friends. There’s nothing wrong with placing importance on friendships. Are they family? Maybe not quite yet, but they don’t have to consider each other family to have strong relationships that mean something, and even if or when they consider each other family, they don’t need a specific role or label for it.
Okay, i just wanna share, so Ryuu has been my forever hq love. STORY TIME: When i transfered universities i met this guy, he was a transferee too but from a diff country and we became 'friends' since it's a universal rule that new kids stick together. I kid you not, he was HOT, he's tanned and lean but built, and his arms are covered in tattoos, and totally my type. AND HE HAS THIS WHOLE TANAKA FEEL ON HIM! The whole i'm tough but im a good guy. So I be fangirling the whole time. Tbc -🐢
THIS STORY TOOK ME ON A RIDE!!!!!!
Honestly though like… GET IT???
He sounds like an amazing dude and very similar to Tanaka!
Well, I broke up with my boyfriend of over a year, because I had this realization that he was actually trying to make me his "property". He would get jealous of me having only guy friends and fought with me every weekend with the excuse that he didn't trust them, when in reality he didn't trust me. He caused me several panic attacks and didn't give a shit. I called him when I had them and he just hung up. He even got mad when I wanted to spend time with my family instead
i fucking hate guys that treat us like property like fuck you its my body, my life, MY RULES, and im friends with whoever i want to be. fuck this guy honestly