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docloudscomeinpurple  asked:

salty ask list 13

13. Unpopular opinion about XXX character?

I’m not sure which character you wanted me to give an opinion on here but if you want send me another ask and I’ll answer for them!

For right now I’ll randomly pick…. Cassandra Cain (shocking I know lol)

My unpopular opinion is that the Rebirth version of the character is honestly not the worst thing ever and some of the changes are necessary or even improvements. I might not like everything being done these days but my overall impression is that they’re trying to not copy the old canon exactly and I don’t see that as, itself, a bad thing. 

anonymous asked:

I just kept saying European but I meant there probably White. Plus one of them has purple hair so we definitely can't say human logic applies to them.

Whether the boys are European, Asian, Black, White, I just don’t think human ethnicities or races in general apply to them. Lol It’s my unpopular opinion in this fandom, and I’m not trying to force it upon anyone else. But yes, I agree with you on the fact that human genes can’t really apply to them. Not necessarily because of their strange hair colors since many anime characters don’t exactly have natural hair colors, but mostly because we already know that they are not human beings in the first place. Do they look like humans? Yeah. Genetically, are they humans? No.

-Admin Yuuzuki

Do you hate learning Irish in school?

As Irish people, we should be honoured and proud to have our own language. We should consider ourselves lucky to have the chance to learn the language in school. However this is not the case…
As a student in an English speaking secondary school in a non-Gaeltacht area, I can tell you first-hand that the Irish language is anything but enjoyed. Students dread the Irish class and complain about how their time could be spent on more useful activities. I dread Irish class also however I do not hate the language. I know that I feel proud to have my own language and I feel that it should be enforced and enjoyed on our little island. The problem lies in the way that it is enforced.
On the Irish junior cert course are countless short stories and poems and the vocabulary that students learn are mostly to do with said stories and poems. This would be nice… if students could actually speak the basic language. For example, if I was to go to the Gaeltacht for a month I would have no problem speaking about emotions in “Subh Milis” by Seamus O'Neill or the tragedy in “An tÁdh” by Pádraic O'Conaire but I would most certainly struggle to understand certain language and would not be capable of getting certain ideas across to people.
It has gotten to the point where I know more basic German after 2 years than Irish after more than 10 years.
Enforcing Gaeilge would be so much more effective if we were taught to speak the language instead of being taught to rote-learn sample answers on poetry and prose. Rote-learning is not learning a language. Poetry and prose should be enjoyed when people can comfortably speak and understand a language without a teacher translating it word for word. Our Irish language would be embraced and enjoyed so much more if we weren’t forced to learn such painfully boring stories. Dear An Taoiseach, please, please, please alter the way Irish Is taught at second level. I know that it would be much more effective at preserving our own, native language. And just to prove my point about this corrupt system, the reason I have not sent you letter is because my teachers have said that it is a waste of time to learn how to write a formal letter, as it is easier to pass the exam using an informal letter. Thank you for reading.

At Least Three Sizes Too Large - On Dean and John's Old Leather Jacket

I know I’ve been writing about this topic a handful of times before, but it simply remains a topic I am interested in and that happens to cause a tidal wave of emotions every single time as - whether consciously chosen by the creator of “Supernatural” at the time or not - this piece of clothing serves as such a fitting symbol and metaphor for Dean’s life from age 4 onwards. So what am I talking about - I guess the title of this post gave it away, didn’t it? ;) But yes, it’s John’s old leather jacket. The huge, beat up, faded, bulky leather jacket that Dean used to wear up until S5.

Now this may be a very unpopular opinion, but I always despised that jacket. And for more reasons than the obvious: that it didn’t fit Dean at all. Though that aspect is a vital and integral part of why this clothing item serves as such a massive symbol for a multitude of things connected to Dean’s story and his place in the narrative as well.

Because you see, the first thing that catches ones attention when looking at Dean in the early seasons when wearing that jacket is that it simply looks at least three sizes too big for Dean. The shoulders of the jacket don’t sit on Dean’s shoulders, it reaches far below his hips and just overall it looks as if Dean’s getting swallowed in all the material. Essentially that jacket not only makes Dean disappear almost, he looks lost in it. And he does so for good reason. His father was taller, had broader shoulders, was a very different built than Dean, he filled out that jacket. None of that can be said about Dean when looking at S1 for example where the fact that this jacket was not meant for Dean or rather that Dean didn’t buy it himself (unlike the purgatory jacket, but more on that later) is most striking.

Now the following is total headcanon, but I like to think that John passed down the jacket to Dean as a form of “recognition” or “act of pride” (I can’t quite find the right for word in English), basically a gift for Dean doing a great job with something, something like a sign that for Dean was connected with being valued, accepted and “a man” maybe to say it very broadly. Essentially I think to Dean that moment of receiving that jacket may have fallen together with a moment of pride and a sign of “love” and “attention” and “recognition” from his father that he craved.

Keeping this headcanon in mind, Dean wearing that old jacket, turns tragic rather fast - but then again, that may be just me as I am simply someone tending to focus on the drama/tragedy/more serious aspects of the narrative. Because while the jacket may have been meant as an honest gift out of the wish to show pride to his son, in the end to me this jacket symbolizes and highlights in such intricate fashion that Dean from the age 4 - and as he verbalized latest in 12x22 “Who We Are” - had to be so much more than any kid should ever have to be.

Because the way I see it, the fact that Dean is swallowed by that jacket and disappears in it almost is so telling and fitting to how Dean was forced to fill a role and walking in shoes two sizes too big - or rather a leather jacket at least three sizes too large - that he never could have. Yes that jacket to me symbolizes and captures the much too big responsibilty that was placed on Dean’s shoulder when he was a kid and was asked to serve as mom, dad and brother when he wasn’t even double digits - something any person would be overwhelmed by at any age but especially so when you are a child yourself.

So yeah, the fact that the jacket literally didn’t fit Dean and was passed down to him by his father (which is headcanon yes but bear with me) can be read as a direct pass down of “role” as well, a role not meant for Dean to play and fill, but that he tried to take up anyway, because that’s what Dean did and what he still does (though not as much as he used to, now it’s more that people try and manipulate him back into being what they want him to be because it’s easier for them, see Dean’s treatment by his loved ones such as Mary over the course of S12): trying his best no matter the circumstance and how unfair for him.

So the sheer size, the fact that Dean couldn’t fill his father’s jacket captures all of the above perfectly imo, furthermore however the fact that Dean practically swims in that jacket, as I said - seems to disappear in it - also describes rather disturbingly what happened to Dean after his mom died and his grieving father was unable to provide the love and nurture a growing kid like Dean after such a traumatic loss would have needed: Because with Mary’s death and what was asked of Dean and of what he needed to be and become, Dean the child (“Hunters are never kids, I never was”), Dean himself, the person he truly is or would have grown to become without the tragedy that followed his family ever since he was born, disappeared, was swallowed up and hidden like Dean’s body was swallowed by John’s jacket.

I know many people mourn the departure of that jacket (I actually secretly thank the person who stole it from set lol), but to me it couldn’t come soon enough. Because even though Dean is no longer wearing that jacket, it’s ghost still lingers on - even as far as into S12.

It’s also noteworthy how Dean used that leather jacket aside from simply wearing it - which was as a blanket. To me it almost carries a notion of “armor” in that regard, something like a “safety blanket” - which is especially an interesting aspect to ponder when keeping in mind that we see Dean sleeping fully clothed after Hell (the implications and conclusions drawn from that aspect alone are freaking devastating, I tell you) and often times using the jacket as his blanket. One may analyze that as a wish for (fatherly) protection that Dean didn’t receive and I won’t even go into how this whole topic gets all the more complex when taking into account how Dean later learns that his father did not break, when Dean did and what that does to Dean’s psyche and already more than fragile sense of self and self worth.

Tbh I actually was happy when Dean packed up John’s jacket when he decided to say yes to Michael (though you can draw a hell of a lot of very sad conclusions here too about how Dean sees himself and how important he deems himself opposed to his father or Sam), as one could have read it as him rejecting a persona and role he was forced to fill - BUT the reason why and how it happens is so tragic because essentially saying yes accounts to suicide for Dean, meaning he gives up playing his father’s role to literally give up his body to an archangel and giving up himself completely. There is nothing not absolutely tragic and sad and enraging about this, because Dean gives himself up again and again within SPN (that’s why he’s the true christ figure and will always be). Needless to say the jacket is right back in 5x22 “Swan Song” (if I remember correctly, I can’t check as I’m siting on the train - if he isn’t wearing the jacket there just scratch all of this paragraph) when he goes and tries to get through to Sam and protects his brother and stands with him, tries to keep him safe right until the end - the one thing both of his parents always failed at: keeping Sam and Dean safe. And once more in that moment as the whole episode with Chuck’s monologue fro the off and the story of the Impala replays the Winchesters’ story alongside the Impala’s and engraved into that is also the story of Dean, a young boy, who tried to be mother and father when all he should have had to be was himself, because just that, being Dean would have been more than enough.

So yeah, I was happy when that jacket was gone, even if Dean wasn’t freed and still isn’t from it’s symbolic power. That is why I loved it so much to see the next leather jacket he wore after he abandoned his father’s (even if maybe only because it was lost BTS) was in S7. You know, that gorgeous reddish-brown one that sadly didn’t survive purgatory (and even that you could analyze outside of the fact that the creators didn’t like the look of it on screen - idiots they are - with Dean being stripped off everything in purgatory). But the fact remains: Dean at some point during S7 went out to buy himself a leather jacket, a conscious decision. A leather jacket just for him. A leather jacket that fit. That he wasn’t swallowed by but that he owned, a leather jacket that highlighted just one simple thing: that it was Dean’s. Because being Dean is all Dean should ever have had to be.

I don’t know if this is an unpopular opinion or not, but I hate when I read the first book in a series and it’s filled with so many problematic elements. Then fans of the series tell me things like “It gets better in the later books! It’s not as problematic in book 3! The issues finally get addressed in book 4! Just keep reading!”

I shouldn’t have to slog through multiple books just to get a resolution to the problematic elements I found in the first book. In any case, even though I’m reading a series, each book should be able to stand on its own without a whole lot of dependency on other books aside from continuation of the story (or worldbuilding). Just because those issues get resolved in later books and become “less problematic,” doesn’t take away from the fact that the first book is still pretty bad. People can still get hurt and later books can’t take that away.

anonymous asked:

what's your opinion on yoko?

I think yoko is an awesome artist who rarely receives the credit she deserves. The yoko hate that cycles itself through the fandom is so offensive and one dimensional. Ive seen so many people bash yoko for such random things, ive even seen extremely racists posts about her, honestly people are so disgusting.

I feel like people never actually take the time to learn about yoko before criticizing her. Yoko was well established artist and musician before her partnership with john. She was a classically trained pianist and pioneer in conceptional art. Despite the backlash she received for her groundbreaking feminist work she continued to create new art and share her messages.

Ono’s fundamental contribution to the formation of Conceptual Art was involving the audience into the completion of the work. It is designed so that anyone can make it - a crucial dimension of its meaning.Ono was one of the strongest feminist voices to emerge from the art world in the 60s. Her Cut Piece (1964), a first for feminist art performance, invited audience members to take turns cutting off her clothes using a pair of scissors. It also brought the audience into close contact with the artist, which was a new concept and crossed traditional boundaries. (x)

While people will criticize her relationship with john, she was an incredible support source for him. She encouraged his individuality, and help him pursue his career as a solo artist. She introduced john to feminism and peace activism and helped inspired some of his greatest works such as imagine.

Yoko suffered from many tragedies in her life from having her daughter stolen her to witnessing her husbands assassination, and being a constant target for negative media. Despite all this she was always very charitable, and spoke on issues that are important to her.

As Lennon’s widow, Ono works to preserve his legacy. She funded Strawberry Fields in New York City, the Imagine Peace Tower in Iceland, and the John Lennon Museum in Saitama, Japan. She has made significant philanthropic contributions to the arts, peace, Philippine and Japan disaster relief, and other causes. In 2012 Yoko Ono received the Dr. Rainer Hildebrandt Human Rights Award endowed by Alexandra Hildebrandt. The award is given annually in recognition of extraordinary, non-violent commitment to human rights. Ono continues her social activism, inaugurating a biennial $50,000 LennonOno Grant for Peace in 2002 and co-founding the group Artists Against Fracking in 2012. (x)

To watch people throw around petty opinions about how she is such an awful person is extremely unfair. Honestly i feel like yoko hate stems from all the negative press published about her when the media wanted to blame her for the beatles’ break up. Im not saying yoko is perfect, im very aware of that and the problematic things she has done. Just like im aware of all the problematic things the beatles have done. So honestly it doesnt seem fair to attack her while acting like the beatles are innocent angels lmao.

Anyway i think yoko is pretty dope and i wish more people gave her the respect she deserves.

rudennotgingr  asked:

I wasn't around for the Tumblr madness when AKA Jessica Jones came out, but of course I have since watched it. So...Kilgrave. Talk to me about him and his sexiness and evilness. Gimme your opinion.

OMG where do I even begin…

Of course Kilgrave is a despicable piece of human garbage, he’s an abusive arsehole and just THE WORST™. As a character, I really, REALLY hated him - which speaks to DT’s talent as an actor.

Buuuuut, then it IS David, so despite being so horrible, he’s also unfortunately hot. The suits they put him in just made that a hundred times worse (you know me, waistcoat kink etc)

Originally posted by whatisthepointofyouhardy

Ahem, yes, where was I? Oh right. At times, I almost felt sorry for him, too (which then made me feel horrible about myself…damn you DT!). 

In conclusion, Kilgrave is an ovaries confuser, much like Brendan Block was…or maybe I’m just a disturbed person who likes to watch DT play unadulterated bastards  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

What did you think about him?

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@lightningbug-lane sparked up the idea to talk about unpopular Fire Emblem opinions, so here we go.

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There’s a post about Zapata going around that’s positive and I don’t want to rain on someone’s happy post by adding a crappy comment but like…


She’s done a lot to re-endear herself to me in the latter half of season 2, but she was absolutely hyper-critical of Jane, when Tasha has done this same lying by omission bullshit as well. I don’t know, I’m not as lenient I guess, and they’ve never re-addressed any of it. I love her, but something about her character hasn’t sat well with me at all. Maybe it’s that what she was doing when she did it was to help or protect, but that’s what Jane was doing too. And Jane went straight to Kurt to try to tell him about Mayfair but she never got that far because instead, he put a gun to her head and let the CIA take her, lmao.

I mean, I’m just saying, if you’re gonna be shitty to someone because they’ve been lying, maybe you also should not have secrets you’ve been keeping from your team.

Overly analysing books and over use of problematic

I feel like at the rate fandoms are currently going, I envy those reading that aren’t jaded by the fandom’s thoughts\critiques of books. Don’t get me wrong - I love analysing my favourites scenes with my OTPS, re reading them etc - but honestly there is such thing as over analysing. (If you’re a reader who likes to go off at the slightest thing, this post will piss u off lmao)

I think the word ‘problematic’ should stop being thrown around so carelessly at the slightest thing because it detracts from the true meaning of it - reserve it for real issues pls, fandoms are too fucking much for me right now.

As a female hijabi, Pakistani woman - believe me I’m the last person to glorify racism\sexism (just to name a couple obv I can’t speak for ableism\homophobia etc) but I really feel like the word ‘problematic’ is being inaccurately used, its got to the point I just roll my eyes and scroll down every post I see meticulously critiquing every minute detail that could potentially be ‘toxic’ and thus rendering the author and their books ‘problematic.’

You guys did this with cultural appropriation too, when that became a buzzfeed term that everyone and her mother was policing people for, its got to the point I don’t even give a shit anymore - most of y'all just want an excuse to attack people under the guise of 'defending your culture due to your blatant identity crisis as a second generation.

Yes, I am an advocate for diversity and stronger representation in books. Having said this, its fairly obvious to me when an author throws in a poc just for the sake of adding 'diversity’ to the book, without accurately portraying cultures - which to me is worse than omitting them. Lmao news flash people, most authors write what they know, and are more scared of misrepresenting and offending an entire culture (and thus being automatically labelled 'problematic’) hence why many tend to stick to white characters as the safe option. if you want to politicise this and act like the author is somehow a ‘problematic’ racist then… throwing out the word racism at every minor topic is what makes people roll their eyes at us when we call it out in genuinely serious topics. In 2017, the term ‘race card’ has people rolling their eyes for a reason, IT IS BEING MISUSED AND THIS NEEDS TO STOP. I’ve firsthand experienced  racism/xenophobia from a young age, so believe me I’m the last person to try and undermine calling out racism irl - what I’m addressing here is literature specifically.

I take English literature for fuck sake, I’m the last person who would normally criticise over analysis of a text - but I go on tumblr to share my feelings with like minded people, a community I used to love. The amount of vitriol dividing this platform right now is frankly disgusting and honestly, I’m just so done. The ‘well informed’ readers who like to enforce their opinions as fact, in addition to undermining/patronising those who don’t agree/ are somehow invalid as readers. Let people read books and enjoy them. Save politicisation for times when it is truly relevant, all you’re doing is perpetuating the archetype of the ‘offended sjw’ which makes people roll their eyes in the face of true discrimination. Frankly, you’re contributing to the problem with your attempts to constantly be politically correct in every fucking aspect of life.

So yeah - Soz for the rant lol - unpopular opinion. i seriously envy those who just read a book without having to encounter the amount of toxic behaviour I have seen recently. 

P.S - this isn’t made with the intention to undermine the opinion of those triggered by certain scenes (eg rape\abuse etc) You are completely valid to be triggered by those scenes/tropes and I honestly do not mean to imply or offend this. This is particularly addressing the focus on diversity within fandoms lol

anonymous asked:

I think we got a little too lucky with ACOWAR's ending.

strongly agree | agree | neutral | disagree | strongly disagree

So i’m not complaining that all my babies made it out alive, but like I was preparing for a world of absolute pain. Like crippling pain and angst. And i was a tiny bit disappointed that we didn’t have a major character death because when it’s done well (and SJM is definitely capable) it can be absolutely amazing. 

Why am I like this LOL? Personally I adore the HC that my bestie Bridge wrote about Rhys dying and Feyre only thinking he’s alive in her head. Like it would have crushed me, but it would have been beautifully heartbreaking ending? 

anonymous asked:

Unpopualr opinion: I think Lance is gay, not bi, and using flirting with women as a sort of beard. I also think that Keith is pan but doesn't really make big deal of it.

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Hmmmm I had to think a little about this one. Ultimately, of course you’re free to hc characters’ sexualities however you want and I’m not here to tell you you’re wrong, it’s just a difference of opinion but …

Personally gay Lance rubs me the wrong way. Like, a lot. As a Real Bisexual™ I may be biased (hahaha see what I did there) but I’m much more of a bi or pan Lance stan. 

First of all, the idea of Lance flirting with so many girls just to cover up being gay carries an implication that he’s ashamed of his sexuality and is trying to hide it which is …. not something I like. Does that kind of thing happen in real life?? Sure. But in terms of representation, it gets really old seeing narratives about people being ashamed/afraid of their sexualities, and it just perpetuates the idea that being LGBT+ is shameful and/or something one should be afraid to admit. I’d much rather have a narrative of Lance just realizing he’s attracted to multiple genders and being like “ok cool” and no one bats an eye or anything. 

Additionally it’s just … bi and pan erasure is so widespread and I’m really tired of seeing characters be like “I Used To Be Straight But Now I’m Gay!” instead of just being comfortable with being attracted to people of all genders so …. yeah. 

Pan Keith I don’t really have an issue with. I still hc him as gay just cuz …. idk man his interactions with boys read more romantic to me and he barely seems to interact with girls at all––except Allura, but that whole thing feels super forced/stale to me but *shrug emoji* 

Like I said you’re free to hc whatever you want, that’s just my personal feelings though. 

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