the thing is, dragon age 2 makes its main characters people that normally arent main characters?
the captain of the guard, a storyteller, an escaped slave, a rebel healer mage, a carefree female pirate, an oblivious cute blood mage
these are people that u usually aid in a side mission, not characters with their own big storylines but they HAVE them and they feel so real and so close to npcs and to us and god im emotional abt this
Paradoxically, in the Caribbean (as in many other ‘cultural disaster’ areas), the people educated in this system came to know more, even today, about English kings and queens than they do about our own national heroes, our own slave rebels, the people who helped to build and to destroy our society. We are more excited by their literary models, by the concept of, say, Sherwood Forest and Robin Hood than we are by Nanny of the Maroons, a name some of us didn’t even know until a few years ago. And in terms of what we write, our perceptual models, we are more conscious (in terms of sensibility) of the falling of snow, for instance—the models are all there for the falling of the snow—than of the force of the hurricanes which take place every year. In other words, we haven’t got the syllables, the syllabic intelligence, to describe the hurricane, which is our own experience, whereas we can describe the imported alien experience of the snowfall. It is that kind of situation that we are in.
On this day in 1865, the abolition of slavery was formally proclaimed in Texas, in an event which has been celebrated as ‘Juneteenth’ (a contraction of ‘June 19th’). President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing the slaves in rebelling Confederate states not under Union occupation, on January 1st 1863. However, the proclamation had little effect in areas like Texas which were not under Union control. It was two years later, in June 1865, when Union troops under Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, that abolition came to the state. The Union contingent brought the news that the American Civil War was over, following the surrender of Robert E. Lee in April. Upon his arrival, General Granger read General Order Number 3 declaring slavery abolished, leading thousands of former slaves to leave the state to seek employment or to find their families. Slavery was formally abolished throughout the entire United States with the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution in December 1865. Juneteenth was one of the first celebrations commemorating the abolition of slavery in the United States, and served as a poignant time for the black community in Texas and elsewhere to come together in solidarity as they endured the hardship of Jim Crow which followed emancipation. The celebration of Juneteenth waned during the early twentieth century, largely due to financial concerns, but resurged with the onset of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1980, Juneteenth became an official state holiday in Texas, making it the first state-recognised emancipation celebration. Now, Juneteenth is spreading beyond Texas, and has become a day for celebrating African-American achievement, and remembering the legacy of slavery.
“The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free”
- General Order Number 3, read by General Granger June 19th 1865
So, this is how you do peak white feminism. A new photoshoot featuring the cast of the upcoming movie “Suffragette” has been getting a lot of attention online, and not the good kind. The shoot, in the October issue of Time Out London, shows stars Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Romola Garai, and Anne-Marie Duff posing in shirts that read “I’d rather be a rebel than a slave."
Because you know what the world needs? Melarue as an Inquisition companion. @scurvgirl and I were fiddling around with the idea of former Nameless Leader Melarue waking up in DA;I times and coming to the aid of one Inquisitor Kassaran Adaar. So the Companion Mel AU is a thing now. You’re all welcome.
“These cuts disproportionately affect women of colour. Of the 32
services for women affected by domestic violence that have been closed
since 2010, they were all specialist services which helped LGBQ and BAME
“It’s timely because the cast of the film is entirely white and they
are running with this slogan, ‘I’d rather be a rebel than a slave’ which
implies passivity or acceptance of being a slave. But it also ignores
the fact that women of colour were completely involved in the
suffragette struggle. This film isn’t representing them.”
Dan has been locked up so long he’s generally forgotten how the outside looks. He remembers very little from his time before the stone walls of the dictator’s castle and the days of singing until he collapsed. He’s tired now from doing just that. Having done his usual songs for the dictator, healing several wounded soldiers who’d fought against rebel factions and other slave stuff.
There is one person he does remember. It’s hard to forget your first friend. The person you first confessed the biggest secret of your life to. Ross. He barely remembers his face or his voice but he has a vague enough memory to remind him of home. He wonders how the other is. Had he been caught for his own gifts? Or was he hidden somewhere safe? He hoped the latter.
He isn’t really thinking when he hears some shouts from outside. Probably a drunken brawl or something. But when he sees a dick with legs run past his cell door followed by guards he sits up a little.
Despite what is happening these days in our world, what we have to keep in mind is that the youth, our generation, has the power of change.
We are the rebels of our time and we’re not the slaves of those who think that they are authorities.
This is about our future, our lives and our happiness. And we should not stop believing in our values of togetherness and the task of helping those who cannot help themselves.
“The struggle for women’s liberation isn’t over. At a time when two women a week are killed by violent men in the UK, we need to keep fighting because dead women can’t vote. This in the context of austerity. Access for women to social housing, benefits and legal aid have all been reduced and women are dying.
“These cuts disproportionately affect women of colour. Of the 32 services for women affected by domestic violence that have been closed since 2010, they were all specialist services which helped LGBQ and BAME women.
“It’s timely because the cast of the film is entirely white and they are running with this slogan, ‘I’d rather be a rebel than a slave’ which implies passivity or acceptance of being a slave. But it also ignores the fact that women of colour were completely involved in the suffragette struggle. This film isn’t representing them.”
Asked why the protesters chose to target a film seemingly supportive of their feminist stance, Latifa said: “This film is talking about women’s liberation in a very celebratory sense and there’s this argument that we’re in a post-feminist era so that means that our messages more than ever need to heard because there is this delusional element to it all.”