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what’s interesting about this whole fat taako vs skinny taako thing is that i initially drew taako skinny bc i hadn’t listened to all of the episodes out at the time and i figured he was described as skinny at some point, since everyone seemed to draw him really skinny

the closest we got was “slight” when compared to mr. brick shithouse magnus, and that’s such a vague description that it can hardly be used as an indicator of weight, and when i finished all of the episodes it really hit me that i didn’t need to make him skinny. i could make him my weight, or even bigger, and it would still be appropriate bc his weight was never really described.

isn’t it really fucked up that i thought he was only ever supposed to be interpreted as skinny because everyone else drew him that way? isn’t it fucked up that fat characters can never be protagonists, without being reduced to a joke, shoved to the side or transforming into a simplified and less compelling version of what they used to be? isn’t it fucked up that someone hears a character described as “ethereally beautiful” and immediately thinks they’re skinny?

Let’s talk about Silver some more

All right, @spanishgalleons,  I promised a reply, here it is, after watching that episode again. 

You said:

I would argue that Flint has never truly accepted all the parts of his past at any given time. It’s kind of the whole tragedy of his character. He twists his truth to fit his aims because it’s the only way he can survive. To me, in contrast, Silver at this point is a person who has accepted his past. I don’t think it’s an attitude he can carry on and I certainly think it’s something he has now learned from Flint. And I think he has been blindly working quite hard all season not to become him.

I think we have to make a distinction between your past as something that shapes you and as something that defines you. Both Flint and Silver are shaped by their past (an undeniable truth for every single human being that has ever existed, safe for the occasional amnesiac), but while Flint lets himself be entirely defined by it, Silver tries very hard not to let his past define him. Which is an admirable goal in itself, but I would argue that Silver is taking the whole thing a step too far by pretending that his past is not relevant to who he is.

Flint has been consumed by his past, that’s his tragedy: the fact that he hasn’t found a way to leave it behind. For Silver, his refusal to address his past - even in a conversation with someone he considers a trusted friend, someone who has confided in him and kindly asks him to do the same - is an avoidance that is equally tragic. It’s not born from acceptance, it’s born from denial. Flint is caught in the past because he has nothing to live for in the present, Silver is caught in the present because he cannot stand to look at the past. 

Of all the characters in this show, I think that Charles Vane and Max come closest to accepting their past by admitting that it shaped them, and accepting that it partly motivates them, but refusing to let it define them. When Max says to Grandma Guthrie, “What does it matter?” that’s a different thing because we, as the audience, already know the important things. We don’t expect Max to reveal her backstory to a stranger - it’s a rational choice for her not to disclose the details and extent of her suffering to a woman she’s just met. But as the audience, we’ve been there with her for some of her defining moments, and we’ve been told about others in an earlier episode. The entire situation is completely different than Silver’s refusal to reciprocate in a situation that is all about mutual trust between two people. 

Flint has revealed his past to Silver because Silver has asked. We can safely assume that Silver is the only person that Flint has ever willingly told this story. And Silver refuses to do the same. That’s not the behavior of a man who has accepted his past - it’s the behavior of a man who is scared of what he sees when he looks at it. 

And here’s the beautiful thing Flint says when they first start fencing: 

“Your opponent’s wrist is from whence the attack is born, but it’s its past tense, from which it cannot separate itself. The end of he blade by the time it arrives is its present tense, which also cannot be denied.”

If that doesn’t sum up the problem that Silver is facing here, it don’t know what does. Silver says that he has given up on trying to find any kind of coherence in his past. He’s refusing to attach meaning to it. But this lack of meaning - this lack of identity - leads to a dangerous void that only Silver’s present can fill. He lives in the moment because there’s nothing else, but that behavior is no less damaging than Flint’s inability to let go of his war.. 

As for Silver trying not to turn into Flint - well, he has quite obviously failed in that, and I think that on top of that, he’s pretty much in denial about it. Between the two of them, I think that Silver has an even greater capacity to delude himself. I think he’s fooling himself constantly about his share of responsibility in a lot of things. It’s been made pretty obvious in this episode, with Hands pointing out how Silver was perfectly fine with putting his men at risk, the exact same way Flint has put his men at risk in the past. But where Flint has done it in a way that is actually justitfiable, as somehow serving the greater good (even though we know that’s not why he does it), Silver doesn’t have that justification: his reasons are entirely selfish, caused by this lack of meaning in his past that is directly responsible for his current fear of losing everything he has won. As Madi points out, as Flint points out. Silver is entirely driven by fear.

That isn’t a man who is at peace with who he is. 

Very early on in their fencing training, Flint points out that Silver is “insinuating himself into other people’s stories”. That’s what happens when you have no own to tell, either for lack of glory (I think it’s entire possible that Silver has always been a bit of a pretender, and feels this constant need to hide his own unworthiness and perecived inadequacy), or because your story is so tragic and traumatic that you can’t bear to tell it. In any case, I think it’s pretty clear that what Silver is doing to cope is not a healthy and mature thing to do. 

anonymous asked:

Yo, all oppressions are interlocking but I think there's a biological reason (White) feminism and LGBTQ rights can make progress while racism can flourish. Women and queer people are inevitably among the family members of powerful bigots, so the bigots have to deal with those people on a personal level, and some of them learn something. But it's apparently pretty fuckin' easy to insulate yourself from ever getting to know someone of another race. Unless... mandatory interracial marriage?

A bold policy proposal.

brorneo  asked:

Hey Archy, I just want to say that I really appreciate the effort you put in answering questions from your followers! I learn something new everyday. I lobe your blog, keep up the good work!

Thanks! Believe me, I learn a great deal too here at tumblr, just looking for the proper gif to respond to a question you are never sure what you are going to see!

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Some already think that Taylor will shade Tom in her next songs. Because she is passive aggressiv and this is something she does. And they are waiting to watch the show. How we shippers will react. They can’t wait for it. Maybe I don’t know Taylor, I just follow her since Hiddleswift. But I learned something from her. Don’t think you know her, she will surprise you in the end.  And something else for all the toxic haters out there, who are soooo obsessed with Taylor. 

Dear studyblr community,

After 5 long years of sleepless nights, depressing times, recurring failures, and small victories, I finally made it through! As a big part of my journey, I felt like sharing this milestone with you all for this community had greatly helped me motivate myself to push further than the boundaries.

If there’s something I learned from my experience, I just want to leave it here that not all things can be learned inside the four corners of a classroom. Though we are constantly measured by numbers - from test scores to ranks, from fail to pass, I hope that this system wouldn’t blind your perspectives on things that truly matter. Remember, the adversaries that we face in pursuit of our goals are not supposed to make us feel less than what we are now - It has been made as a way to help us improve and discover what we really want to do and be in life. After all, what we really learned during our stay in the university - unity, friendship, creativity, teamwork, love, persistence, dedication, and hard work, are just some things that couldn’t and wouldn’t ever be measured by any scale of numbers 🌻

This is only the start of many beautiful things to come, and from the bottom of my nerdy heart, I wish you all a successful and meaningful journey ahead. If you’re passionate on what you do, everything will fall in its proper places.

Thank you Studyblr Community!!!
Keep inspiring ❤

P.S –
Next goal: CPA Board Exam by October 2017 💪🏼

anonymous asked:

Soft Magnus getting his hands massaged after a long and magic filled day.

i’m sure there’s a good chance that you assumed i’d go right for the malec option here. 

but the important thing to realize is that this is 100% something that magnus learned from ragnor.

like, we all know that magnus learned literally everything about warlock life from ragnor, and this is definitely one of those things. a little form of self-care, a little way of making himself more comfortable after working himself a little too hard (which, lbr, is pretty much something magnus does on a daily basis), and a little way of being nice to himself and actually putting forth effort to be good to himself. ragnor is the one who made mangus admit that he can wear himself out, and drain his magic, and ragnor was the first person to make magnus stop when he needs to, and rest, and take care of himself. 

so while there have been a lot of people in mangus’s life who recognize when he’s worn out, and offer to let him use their lap as a pillow, and give his hands nice, soft massages when he needs to be forced to slow down and take time to rest, for the first century or so, all of that care was coming from ragnor fell.

anonymous asked:

Do you think there is something that you can learn from watching D-Agency and how they handle their missions? And do you think there may be something they could learn from your own agency?

Never mess with Jitsui. That’s all you need to know! That bastard needs Jesus!

P.S. I’m never leaving space.
Please don't
  • Victor: *is unconscious*
  • Yuuri: Victor isn't breathing! What do we do!
  • Victor: *secretly pretending because he wants yuuri to kiss him*
  • Chris: don't worry I'll give him mouth to mouth
  • Victor: *gets up* please don't

Hello everyone, it is friday and I would like to share this small section of a drawing that contains a friendly bee who is sunbathing

thank you xox

Terrible Lessons You Learned from Musical Theatre
  • Hamilton: Don't fuck up. Ever. You will die.
  • Waitress: You know what's great? Adultery.
  • Chicago: Easiest way to fame and fortune? Murder.
  • Wicked: Only pretty people can overthrow the government.
  • Rent: Don't ever compromise in the slightest, especially if you're poor and dying.
  • Hunchback of Notre Dame: Nothing good will ever happen to you if you're physically disabled. But you'll sound great.
  • Heathers: The popular kids were right, you really should avoid the weirdos in high school.
  • Aladdin: Lie your way to a good relationship. Especially if she's rich. She'll get over it.
  • Book of Mormon: Blasphemy and fan-fiction are great for stabilizing war-torn parts of Africa.
  • School of Rock: Lie your way to a great career. Especially if your boss is hot. She'll get over it.
  • Something Rotten: Originality is dead, but that's hilarious.
  • Phantom of the Opera: Love never dies, and neither will this show.
  • Lion King: Julie Taymor did something right.
  • Germany: Hey today it has been 27 years since the wall fell. However it is also the day the Nazis started to send Jews/ minorities to camps.
  • USA: One of your biggest regrets?
  • Germany: Yes, it was traumatizing!
  • USA: Let's elect someone who wants to build a wall on this day
  • Germany: What? No, that's now what we mea-...
  • USA: Who also hates minorities, who is aggressive, who is a danger to the world
  • Germany: DID YOU EVER LEARN SOMETHING FROM HISTORY???
sans’ (lack of) motivation: his refusal to stop the human

(undertale spoilers)

in most routes, sans will quietly endure whatever suffering is forced upon him. he can live through the callous murder of his brother, the slaughtering of his friends and peers, and yet he’ll do nothing to frisk but berate them. instead of disposing the human the instant they begin harming others, sans watches and waits, appearing near the end of frisk’s journey only to launch his emotional appeals. he attempts to guilt trip frisk, and by extension, the player, rather than get his own hands dirty.

there is only one exception: the genocide route. only when the situation has become the most dire does sans spring into action to do what’s right. what makes the genocide route so different from an especially violent neutral route? why does sans only wait until the genocide route to fight? continue reading for the reasons.

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waitwaitwait–Sam–I use the shells to separate eggs. Is bad?

Depends on where you live. In the US, chickens aren’t routinely vaccinated for salmonella, so it’s an issue. But what nobody tells you is that salmonella doesn’t live IN the raw egg, it lives on the shell. You can leave an egg white in a tupperware tub on the shelf for months on end without it incubating bacteria – I know because I’ve done it, it’s something I learned from a chef at the French Pastry School in Chicago. 

So if you crack an egg on a flat surface (that doesn’t push the shell shards inwards the way a rim does) and then drop it into the batter, your odds of the egg picking up salmonella are quite low. Whereas if you crack the egg on the rim of a bowl, the odds rise. (Not by much. You’re probably fine.)

And if you use the shell to separate the yolk and white, a lot of the egg comes in contact with the outside of the shell and can pick up nasty bugs, both white and yolk.

Now, here’s the thing: 99% of the time you are baking the eggs at a temperature where none of this matters. The heat will kill the salmonella, and nobody will care. Even if the egg does pick up some salmonella and you eat some raw egg dough, it’s not likely to be enough to make you sick. 

But I separated my eggs using the shells and then made candied egg yolk, which involves cooking yolks for a very long time at a very low temperature, and I gave myself EPIC food poisoning because that’s prime bacterial incubation procedure. This can also happen if you’re cooking certain dishes (like Katsudon!) where the egg only soft-cooks and at a relatively low temperature.

So after I puked for a day and a half I got into the habit of separating my eggs using my hands, even when I was going to be hard-cooking them. You break the egg with one hand into the fingers of your other hand (or into a bowl, then pour over your fingers), and the yolk stays put while the white dribbles through. It’s faster and safer as long as you’ve washed your hands before doing it, and the yolk doesn’t break as often.

But if you’re in a country where vaccinations are by law – a country where you can get your eggs on a shelf rather than in the refrigerated case – none of this matters anyway, your eggs are safe. We’re just fucked up in the US because we don’t vaccinate our fucking chickens. 

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Did you know ladybugs will swarm to find warm places to hibernate? When one ladybug has found a nice ‘snuggle’ spot they will release a pheromone to let the others know where to find the warm resting place! Amazing! 🐞🐞

Well, I learned something from this one!