Another thing irt Naoto's writing is its pretty transphobic at points (esp during the romance). A lot of fans of Persona who are trans have voiced a lot of issue with it (myself included), but due to character limits on asks (and not wanting to spam your inbox lol) if anyone is curious Im sure you can find criticisms of the writing in Naoto's tag or some old articles about it online. It may take a bit of searching though, because not a lot of people talk about it much anymore (unfortunately).
Oh boy oh boy is Naoto’s writing transphobic. I definetly don’t consider her trans but that’s half the problem. Her shadow especially appropriates trans narratives in an extremely transphobic way (mad scientist wanting to perform SRS? Really????) I’ll spare detail since once again this isn’t a persona blog but it’s probably my biggest problem with p4. If people are interested I’d recommend looking up for more info ;p
I honestly like Reyes, but I stay out of a lot of threads about him. There are parts of the fandom that have tried to hold him up as perfect, and torn down other characters (not just Sloane). I waited for my Ryder to form her own opinion once I’d already played most of the arch (plus I’ve been reading Uprising for context). There is a lot of problematic stuff, but there’s also lots of realistic people too. It’s 4am so apologies if I’m not coherent.
I disobeyed my own rules - I rubbernecked in the tags because friends told me how bad it was, and they weren’t joking. I should know better - I learnt from being a Blackwall fan you just don’t look at the tags, just don’t.
the lovely @wonshiks-bitch tagged me for the bias selfie challenge (thanks johanne 😘😘)
since the last time i did this i used my bae yixing this time i decided to go with my next ultimate han sanghyuk even though he has bitch face on and i actually look happy for once (please ignore my eye bags finals are taking a lot out of me)
...or, you know, some of us think Cap is and was right about the whole thing because we're also opposed to the real-world implementation of similar fascist legislation such as The Patriot Act and it has nothing to do with liking him more?
That quote basically says, yes oversight is the right ethical and logical choice, but Cap is a good person, and that puts us in a quandary and I am saying that that is bad math.
It’s also a similar bad math that comes up in A LOT of 616 CW discussions, where Captain America himself (and the anti-reg side) essentially takes the position to non-metas that they should accept that metas occupy a position above the law/beyond equal prosecution by the law, because, you know, they’re different, and their circumstances are different, but you trust CAPTAIN AMERICA, riiiiight? Let the metas judge their own and police their own, what do you need the Constitutional right of equality under the law for? Obviously, this base position is immediately complicated by the clusterfuck of everything else in CW, but I’d argue that that’s deliberate. It’s one of the reasons I’m not a fan of the event, because I really like Cap, and I hate the things it makes him argue and I find them antithetical to him as a character.
I also don’t exactly get why so many people find a difference of opinion on a comics event, or, apparently, an actor’s opinion on an upcoming film none of us have seen as a personal challenge? I mean?? Yes I hate fascism? And the Patriot Act? And I think Cap’s political position is largely wrong in CW though I understand why, as the plot is manipulated, he fights? These things are not incompatible?
I get what you’re saying, but I’m responding to the quote as written and many, *many* other posts and comics CW itself, which initially sets up the problem as a constitutional legal problem of supers as American citizens whose identities allow them to avoid legal repercussions and prosecution and that’s constitutionally unacceptable under the law. Once that actually gets stated, there’s a problem.
I’m not talking about the Patriot Act here, which I abhor, because it wasn’t part of the quote or what I was responding to, and I think the CW treatment of post-9/11 politics was really terrible, tone-deaf, and inconsistent in its understanding of xenophobia** and power dynamics.
behind the cut
for long rambly stuff about comics CW that’s more for future reference to point anyone to should they ask.
Requested by: @swtltlmrvlgrl Summary: Can you do a ‘missed connection’ with Bucky? Like you talked to him on a bus or train for an hour but at the end you didn’t get his name or number? (will they meet again or not? I leave it to you haha)
A/N: Thank you for requesting this!! I’m sorry it took so long but this was so much fun to write omg <3 I hope it’s what you were looking for and enjoy! (also yes that’s the hogwarts express lmfao)
Word Count: 2945 Warnings: mention of family death / mention of spreading ashes kind of thing…
Disclaimer: I don’t speak Romanian… Sorry if it’s wrong rip
You pushed your way through the crowded train, mumbling your apologies as you gripped your small suitcase tightly by your side.
It was mid summer and, finally having gotten some time off work, you’d flown to Romania for a few weeks.
Your mother had often spoken of her childhood in Bucharest when you were young, and when she’d passed away just over a year ago you’d decided to save up and see the places of her stories for yourself. You were now on the last few days of your trip and so far it had been an absolutely amazing journey. Bucharest was beautiful, the people were kind and as you got to know the country your mother had once called home, you quickly fell in love.
To be honest, you didn’t want to leave, but you didn’t have a choice so there you were.
To wrap up the trip you were spending your last weekend in Romania out in the countryside by a small farm called the “Cabana alb”. It was just outside the city and your mother had spent much of her summers there. It was her favourite place on the planet and where you had decided to spread her ashes.
And by “just outside the city”, you meant a two-hour train ride away.
Honestly, you hadn’t expected it to be that busy, but there you were squeezing through the crowded halls in search of an empty compartment to rest. They were, of course, all full. Until you happened across one at the back of the train.
You wrapped your knuckles softly against the glass before sliding the door open, catching the attention of it’s only occupant.