And as the years flowed by, some villagers told travelers of a beast and a beauty who lived in the castle and could be seen walking on the battlements, and others told of two beauties, and others, of two beasts.
For the lovely and encouraging Rose, the most positive and kind flower on the earth.
“The main thing about ghosts – most of them have lost their voices. In Asphodel, millions of them wander around aimlessly, trying to remember who they were. You know why they end up like that? Because in life they never took a stand one way or another. They never spoke out, so they were never heard. Your voice is your identity. If you don’t use it, you’re halfway to Asphodel already.”
scenario: you’re talking to a black friend about a celebrity or a show or a movie. you really like this thing and you’re talking to them about it and ask them their thoughts. they say “_____ is really antiblack.”
what do you do?
a. immediately go “well, I didn’t see it as antiblack…”
b. go “I get that it’s antiblack but here are all these good things/this is why I still like that”
c. explain why the thing is antiblack (”this celebrity has a different context for racial things!”/”non-black characters also faced the situation the black character faced!”)
d. acknowledge that the other person has every right to hate this thing and keep that in mind in the future
the correct answer is d! because really, when they say “yeah this is antiblack so I don’t fuck with it” the most important thing for you to do is recognize that they are hurt by all forms of antiblackness and don’t need to hear you get in your feelings about it
and I really don’t need to hear my friends bring up antiblack shows/celebs when I’ve expressed my discomfort with them.