Why are they having a 14 year old boy tell the lessons and morals to adults, some being thousands of years old…. Where’s Greg teaching the Gems stuff… How to be a good parent/guardian… Greg trying to explain to the Gems how humanity and the Earth are pretty cool… Have Greg say stuff about humans instead of just his half-Gem son who grew up with nonhuman guardians…

peipanoko  asked:

idk why the fandom tends to ignore this particular arc, but mob literally asks himself 'aM I KILLING (HURTING) DEAD PEOPLE??? WHO ARE STILL PEOPLE EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE DEAD PLEASE DO NOT TELL M E THI S???' like the child litera l l y questions everything he has done up to this point and clearly feels so distressed about it, that while I know that the other arcs can be seen as more important, this in itself has its own significance. im so sorry but ive thought a lot about the ghost family

Mob’s entire character - what keeps him from becoming something evil/over-obsessed with his powers/or WHATEVER the fuck would have happened to him had he not found Reigen and given those lessons/morals - is based around not doing harm unless he has no choice.

So much of his character revolves around that. Doing good, and not doing harm to those who do not deserve it.

He’s been taught that humans hold precedence over spirits as well - and that’s what he’s been shown. He’s seen countless evil spirits, ones that have hurt (and probably even killed) people before!

And then-

And then comes this.

In one encounter, his entire worldview is upended.

Am I actually doing good? Am I actually changed at all? What makes me different from the spirits I’ve exorcised? What if I use this power on humans? What makes me so different from spirits that go after humans? Why-

I think it’s the first real time where Mob has been completely conscious of his acts and how badly things could get. He’s aware - in a way I don’t think he could have been anytime else, even with Teruki, at the line he’s balancing on.

At how easy it would be for him to step over, and become something he fears.

This is the first time Mob has had to face that head on, and that terrifies me almost as much as it does him.

I listened to a great Buddhist sermon on TV just now:

once upon a time, there was a father whose son was always getting angry at the smallest things. he just couldn’t control his anger.

one day, the father said to his son, “every time you get angry, hammer a nail into the wall.”

the son was confused, but did as he had been told. several times a day, whenever he got angry, he took a hammer and hit a nail into the wall. soon, his arms were aching and he had gotten thoroughly tired of hammering all those nails.

he saw how ugly the wall had become with all those random nails, and painstakingly removed them all.

his father came and watched him, then pointed out all the holes in the wall that needed to be fixed.

he said something along the lines of, “son, it took you only a few minutes to hammer those nails into the wall, didn’t it? but look how long it is taking you to remove them. and even if you patch up all these holes now, the wall will never look the same.”

i think you all realise what the moral of the story is: anger harms only the one who gets angry…and the damage of angry words, once spoken, can never be undone.

svtfoe is so much more the ships, ships are alright but so many people are forgetting svtfoe is also a show about:

- a deeper story about prejudice against monsters

-mystery and magic

-cute and fun characters and getting to see all their dynamics/how they interact with each other

-some very morals/lesson for kids to learn

-and a lot of creative overlooked concepts

-a generally an awesomely animated show with wicked/action fight scenes !!!

It’s just a wacky fun action-packed magical girl show that should be enjoyed as a whole!!! not just hyperfocused the romance aspect. We don’t often get a show like this, a show that does such a good job at teaching us how to have fun!

Danny is meant to be a savior or something, as he rallies against un-kicked heads and big business alike. But his quest as the chosen one never feels like anything more than your college roommate’s two-week quest to try Tai Chi each morning, especially when he’s paired with Colleen Wing, the owner of a martial arts dojo with actual experience. He shows up in New York, shoeless with an “I traveled abroad this summer and it CHANGED MY LIFE” outfit, and immediately remarks about how he used to skateboard in a skyscraper. You’re so fucking cool, Danny. And did you immediately go to the one dojo in New York City and school the expert female owner in both martial arts techniques and “finding your inner strength”?

Of course you did, because if something exists, whether it’s morality lessons or punching, Danny Rand has got to be the best at it. He’s the ultimate wish fulfillment fantasy for everyone who’s ever talked for an hour to a stranger about finding their zen and then gotten angry when that stranger refused to sign up for Tae Kwon Do lessons. He’s lacks any character traits, but if you have a character trait, Danny Rand could still probably one-up you on it. He’s the guy who tries to fuck a girl after her massage session and claims that it was all about “healing.”

How Iron Fist Killed Marvel’s Winning Streak

Fairy tales are more than moral lessons and time capsules for cultural commentary; they are natural law. The child raised on folklore will quickly learn the rules of crossroads and lakes, mirrors and mushroom rings. They’ll never eat or drink of a strange harvest or insult an old woman or fritter away their name as though there’s no power in it. They’ll never underestimate the youngest son or touch anyone’s hairpin or rosebush or bed without asking, and their steps through the woods will be light and unpresumptuous. Little ones who seek out fairy tales are taught to be shrewd and courteous citizens of the seen world, just in case the unseen one ever bleeds over.
—  S.T. Gibson

su critics need to chill tf out. its a kids show. it was made for the kids. filler episode packed with moral lesson stuff? kids arent usually obsessed with the plot like you all are and the lessons are good lessons most kids shows dont even hit on. height difference issues? kids dont notice that shit and god forbid a creator have a touch of individual creativity. bright colors? yep thats for kids too. kids. like. bright. colors. yeah the majority of the people who watch su are older teens and above but kids are the target audience. this show was created for children. now can we all respect that please.

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I am so amused at the idea of Clint accidentally writing kids books. He’s like the least memorable avenger, no one knows who he is, but seriously he is a hit with the under 5s.

His first book is obviously ‘Lucky the Pizza Dog’ and there’s no way he sent it off to the publisher; one time Coulson told him it was Fury, but Clint’s pretty sure he was messing with him.

Then he wrote 'Winter Spider’ because Alaska is *stupid cold* okay and the target never even *showed up*. And it’s about this spider who has serious trust issues due to the stupidity of people, but then she finds this place to live where they’re grateful to her for killing flies. And critics totally love that shit, valuable lessons and moral messages and whatever, he’s basically in it for the look on Tasha’s face. She punches him in the arm hard enough for bruises and gets him to sign her copy, and he has to take a week off from SHIELD for local signings, and seriously what is his life.

And then there’s that story with the robot with a heart, which is totally NOT EVEN ABOUT YOU, TONY, GET OFF.

Popsicle Man, okay, that one he will admit, and not just because Bucky Barnes actually LAUGHED. (He - he should do that more, Clint thinks, and fails miserably at forgetting he thought it).

For all wlw, media repeatedly drives home that reciprocated love for women will be temporary and come with consequences. We’re taught that from childhood through every single story that involves two women loving each other, only for one to die. It’s one part of compulsory heterosexuality. 

For bi women, often there is a ‘moral’ lesson, ending in them finding a lasting happiness with a man afterwards. This version of compulsory heterosexuality is very blatant and biphobic– you must choose a ‘side,’ and there is only one ‘right choice.’ I’m certain that this hurts bi women in ways I can’t fully understand or feel the weight of. 

For lesbians, there is a different lesson– just by existing we are wrong.  By loving other women we are harming them. They are only free when they can “move on” from us. We do not get forever-love, every connection is temporary and fleeting; we do not get to envision ourselves making it to old age, much less with a partner. 

Even though I know this is just homophobic cultural messages at work, even though I know this is pure media bias, I still can’t help but partially internalize it. 

The first time I saw a happy wlw couple in their 50s, I was stunned. My whole world opened up realizing that it was possible. I had never seen an example of myself lasting past 25. It was unthinkable to me that lesbians were even allowed to have a sense of “future” to hope for. 

When everything around us tell us that we are only good for a chapter in someone else’s life, only a moral lesson to overcome, that we are destined for loneliness and early death and causing others pain, it’s not a surprise that so many lesbians struggle with self-worth and depression. Of course we do. 

I’ve been planning to post this since I watched the movie.

So I watched Beauty and the Beast yesterday, and let me tell you, I am in love with it. I legit told my parents I was gonna marry that goddamn movie.

The story line and moral lesson was so sweet. The characters were so diverse and funny and heartbreaking and just overall amazing (I was legit screaming when I saw how many POC characters were in it, God bless). And even though some scenes were a bit rushed and auto tune was kinda irritating, I loved it.

But the best part of the movie was the introduction to Disney’s first canon, outed gay character.

When I first heard that there was gonna be some representation in a children’s film, I was so excited. However, I was kinda worried Disney would play it off as some joke or even make the person a rude, sinister jerk. When I heard LeFou was gonna be the gay character, it made me even more nervous.

But I saw him and his role in the movie. I was shook.

It was so beautiful.

LeFou - I’m so proud of Disney. He isn’t played off as a comic relief or a thing that shouldn’t exist, but he was so well-written and actually had layers. He went through so much development in the movie. His crush on Gaston influenced much of his actions, but soon he realized what was happening and ultimately found some good in his heart. He helped the antiques in the battle and he finally learned that he deserved more than a ruthless, heartless monster with a habit of leaving old men to die in the wilderness.

In the end, he got a happy ending. He’s over Gaston and is now happy and joyful at the ball dance, especially when a handsome young man - Stanley, I think - joins him in the revel.

Honestly, this movie made me feel so happy. But I’m not only gonna stop here.

If you don’t like the movie because you hate gay people: fuck you. It’s 2017, get your shit straight - actually, it’s already straight. But still - we live in a changing world, and we all know we can’t control love. If a princess can fall in love with a beast, I’m pretty sure two guys have the right to kiss.

Try to argue with me. Try.

Secondly, I know some people have doubts about LeFou being a good representative. Remember what I said above. His sexuality corresponds with his actions and behavior. It is shown many times that he loves Gaston, but he doesn’t stay in that want for him much longer when he realizes what a monster he actually is. Like what Mrs. Potts says: “You’re too good for him.”

So he learns a lesson and gets some development. But we have a final thing we have to discuss before I end this.

Many people are pretty upset that there isn’t much representation in general. That there isn’t enough, and most of what happens brings you laughing your ass off.

And to that I say: Look.

Look how far Disney has come. We went from a movie about how true love is always the answer (which it isn’t) to a movie with a diverse cast and the lesson that there is always good and kindness in our hearts. I’m proud that Disney has taken it’s first step (but not the last, mind you) in exploring different cultures and peoples from Polynesian tribes to their first gay character that isn’t “just a joke.” And this probably isn’t the last time we’ll see this kind of diversity.

Disney is taking baby steps, but I will wait for the rest of my life for a time where the LGBTQ+ community is nothing but ordinary. That we exist and we are more than just fetishes and stereotypes.

Be patient. This isn’t forever. Just like how it isn’t forever till you finally come to terms with your sexuality or gender identity. How it isn’t forever till you come out. How it isn’t forever till you make a difference in the world and win equality for all.

I hear so much about how little representation was shown and how the movie failed with it - but take the time to realize. We’re lucky we got actual representation. We’re lucky we’re here today, watching the birth of the first gay Disney character who’s outed and he isn’t just some doofus or laughingstock.

We’re lucky Disney finally heard us and listened.

Maybe they screwed up. Maybe they didn’t. You have your own opinion on how they played it out, and I have mine. But I want you all to know this isn’t the last time we’ll see this. This isn’t the last time we’ll find our community on the screen where so many different people can see.

If Disney doesn’t make more movies with more representation, like hell we would rest. We will make our voices heard, and we will make sure they know we aren’t going to rest until we are seen as valuable as a straight or cis person. We will make sure people will see who we are.

But right now, let’s just look. Look at how people are changing, how minds and ideas are changing. How the world is changing.

One day the world will change. One day everyone will be accepted for who they are, regardless of religion, sexuality, race, gender, kin, age, weight, or anything else. One day, love will bring people together instead of driving them apart, and hate would be something of the past.

It sounds poetic, I know. Even downright stupid.

But I hope this day will come.

The movement for equal rights had started long, long ago, and it’s not done yet. We will fight for our rights. And we still fight today.

This movie is not the start of Disney’s diversity, and it isn’t the end. I have a feeling they’re gonna make more representation in the times yet to come. But let’s be happy they took another step. A step that’ll help show the world that we’re all as valid as society’s “norms.”

I’m so proud of LeFou and what Disney has done, and I can’t wait for more.

So…thank you, Disney.

Thank you.


Reason #138643576 why I love Bruce. Bruce helped Dick seek justice the right way. After what Bruce went through and seeing the same thing happen to Dick, it was Bruce’s chance to help him through the darkness, the grief and loneliness. The same stuff he went through. Bruce took him in to help him find justice, honor, a sense of morality and a new family. Bruce for what it’s worth, is self aware and has taken a look at what the deaths of his parents have done to him. The things he’s learned and the mistakes he’s made, have made him wiser. Dick is a reflection of the knowledge, lessons, morality and discipline of Bruce while still maintaining who he is. Bruce lost himself after that night and he made sure that never happened to Dick.


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anonymous asked:

Opinion: Arthur has better moral lessons and diversity and family type variety than hey arnold

TO BE FAIR the only episodes i can remember of Hey Arnold is the one where his grandma frees the turtle and the one with the haunted train that takes its passengers to hell so i’m probably not the best authority on these matters but

the two shows are aimed at different demographics so perhaps moral lessons on hey arnold might have taken a backseat to something more entertaining to older kids. and to its credit, hey arnold had a pretty diverse cast and some Deep Episodes 

On Spider Houses and Greed within The Legend of Zelda

​“If you lift the curse … I’ll teach you … something good … Hurry … Please … This is awful … In here … The gold ones … The cursed spiders … Defeat them all … Make me normal … again … .”

- The Cursed Man, Majora’s Mask

“Human desire is an insatiable,
fearsome thing … even to a demon!
But then again, I suppose it’s also
what makes your kind so intriguing … .”

​- Batreaux, Skyward Sword

Above: The Cursed Man of the Fearful Spider House


For me, and perhaps many readers, one of the most powerful images from The Legend of Zelda retained by memory is that of the House of Skulltula in Ocarina of Time’s Kakariko Village. Nestled in the midst of the most ostensibly peaceful location in Hyrule is an unassuming grey house, which, as we learn from the townsfolk, has a dark history and a necessary moral lesson. An elderly villager in Kakariko gives us this history: “Folks around here tell of a fabulously rich family that once lived in one of the houses in this village … But they say that the entire family was cursed due to their greed! Who knows what might happen to those who are consumed by greed.” [1] This tale is corroborated by the cursed father within the House of Skulltula, who tells Link of the curse on his family. Avarice fed his unquenchable desires, and before long, such vice led to the Curse of the Spider, here represented by Gold Skulltulas – themselves a perceptible symbol of greed. In order to dispel the spider’s curse, Link must destroy Gold Skulltulas the world over, collecting them as he goes; and in doing this, he also destroys a visible manifestation of greed and selfishness in Hyrule. [2]

Oft talked about, but little understood, the Spider Houses inhabiting both Hyrule and Termina hold a subtle fascination commonly overshadowed by rising plot, climax, and resolution. Spider Houses do not play pivotal roles in furthering the story, but they often augment small side-chapters parallel to the larger story with parables, morals, and mysteries. They also sound a clarion call against avarice, warning of greed’s corrupting influence on the face of the human soul.

As true in all societies and all places, the Curse of the Spider can take root in any human being, so it should be unsurprising that we also find people consumed with, and transformed by, greed within the parallel realm of Termina.

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