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bubblegum-zarya  asked:

Hey, so I left a comment on your recent moemon video, and I've recieved nothing but hate for it, I figured I'd leave it here instead, so you had a better chance of seeing it. Please stop using slurs like "trap" or "futa". They're toxic, and offensive. They reduse trans women to nothing more than fetishes. You may not think of these words as slurs, they are. They hurt to see and hear.

I’m sorry you’re receiving hate for it, youtube isn’t always the best place for these kinds of things.
We really mean no harm when we say those terms, it’s more so like… seeing the difference between a real person and anime/fictional characters.
Of course we wouldn’t use those terms for real people, nor would we for other people’s OCs or characters that are specifically trans.
We’re only using terms like that to refer to characters like this because those are just terms that have been around for a long time when referring to anime characters with those traits. We mean no harm with it and for us it’s just a goofy way to refer to these fictional characters who hold no real substance in like, the real world. (I hope that doesn’t come off as condescending it’s not meant to;; )
We’re using the terms ironically, not because we’re trying to make some sort of statement or anything. I’m having a hard time explaining this but… I realize those words have become tabu, and most people (at least i’d hope) don’t use it as a way to degrade or generalize trans women into nothing more than fetishes. There’s a big difference between real trans women and some random anime characters, ya know? It’d also feel like.. maybe it’d get taken even worse if we were calling these characters trans while also making jokes about the characters, i dunno. Our intention isn’t to offend anyone though, we’re just having fun and not taking anything too seriously. Calling some moemon traps or futas just feels a lot more harmless than making a joke about trans people. Those terms and actual trans women feel like very separate things to us, that’s why we used them so freely.
TL;DR “futa” and “traps” feel like totally different things compared to trans women. We don’t put it on the same level, if that makes sense. It’s as different as fiction to reality, and we mean no harm or transphobia by using those terms.

So, we’re reaching the season finale of the show…

And I want to, feel the need to adress certain things that haven’t been before, about certain characters.

James (Guardian)

I believe is common agreement between everyone his screen time has been redused a lot, and his plot has been leaving me edgy, and unsure.

James is the kind of man who’s strong, fiercy, who’s not afraid of fighting for what’s right, even if it coasts. However, he is still a man. Under the suit, he’s still vulnerable to outside perils. He’s human. Those who watched Teen Wolf will indentify themselves with it. Stiles was the only human of the show. And that brought a huge depth to his character. 

James might have a awesome suit and the skills. But just that can’t save him on the real world. Just being brave, smart and a good guy doesn’t mean he’s safe of danger. Just wanting to save the world doesn’t mean being able to. As I fully discoussed in another post, heroes have journeys. 

As someone deeply in love with myths, psychollogy and histroy, we all know the greek great heroes had their weekness. Aquiles with the ankle, Zeus with his pride. And if we look closely, in spite of where we live, our culture or beliefs, some of our legends, histories and myths are very similar (collective unconscious). James’s weekness is his humanity. I believe somewhere along the way he might loose the core of who he is as a hero, and something can push him in a path of redescovering himself - bulding up a new ego and self -. Because although he had a calling, he’s still has some thendecies he had previously. James will be the character that might have a moraly grey choice to atone. Because his story seem to be leading him towards that path of self sacrifice, abdicationg and pain. However, his fight will be different than others. He will be the one who will have to fight himself, the darkness that might be underneath.¹

He will have his inner monters to relinquish. And that is not as easy as it appears to be. Light versus darkness might be what set’s him up to be a great hero. Embracing both as his own self will be his path to make.

James is the man who might crumble due to the consequences of a mislead action. He will be the one to take a huge blow. Because being human not only means being vulnerable in flesh but in soul as well. He knows very well what he wants, who he is and what his mission on this planet. He’s the hero that already embraced his calling. But, if he fails, not only that might be a stake, but also his own identity. Not as Guardian. But as a man. Because beneath the mask there is a person whose life might be wrecked.

However, he can also be the hero that get’s up and fight. That after realizing this darkness is also a part of who he is, might use it as a shield. 

Lena Luthor (The lost daughter of the doomed family)

As we say in psychology, Lena Luthor throughout a great ammount of the season suffered what we call generalization. She’s a Luthor, therefore she can only be evil. 

Is she?

Lena is the embodiment of a strong woman. She carries within the archetype of Arthemis and Atena. Strong, brave, analytical, clever, witty. She’s not affraid to stand up and fight.

Raised as a Luthor, she has all the traits of one, but she also is the one person who fights with everything she has. When she first appeared, she wanted it to prove she was not like her parents. Will she? Or will she only become what society hopes she become.

Although some may believe she will be revelead as a bad person, I believe things go deeper than that. When analyzing certain character, we should never stop at the surfice of his actions. Lena has a past that is hard to let go. That itelself is a huge influence on who she is now - to quote Sarte:  Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you. 

Lena has the potential to overcome the generalization she faces as a Luthor. She can be the hero that stripes out or her past, the persona she created in order to surive, and fully embrace a new person. She has the inteligence necessary to take her mother down and let go of the chains of her past.

However, this is not a easy path. Looking into the eyes of someone that was suppose to love and understand that won’t happen is not easy. Because she can look at Lillian and see herself. The woman she struggles not to become.

Is like looking between past and future. Between the pain and the insanety. The path Lena has to take is to find out who she is. Is she a Luthor - a bad woman whose past made her that way -, is she Lena, the woman that is trying to hard do overcome prejudices and misconceptions. 

Or is she both?

Because in the end. Darkness and light both live within. The incessant fight between good and evil is a conception the Catholic Church helped to create. We all, as Sirius so amazingly put it, have darkness and light inside of us. We all, even being good people, did things we aren’t proud off. 

Lena can represent the chance people with horribles histories have to own them up. Embrace them so they can let them go. She can prove that a last name doesn’t define who we are. She could be the hero that is not afraid to look at her past - which is a basis to ehr future - and learn from it. She can be the person who doesn’t have to pay for her father’s sins,

Mon-El (The fallen hero, the one who brings freedom)

We all must remember Moises. Yeah, that one. The biblical saviour.

As some may know, he was raised by the Egypcian imperator, grow up surronded by beautiful things and his family until one day he finds out his true origin. 

As hebrew.

Meanwhile, his people worked hours to no end as slaves in a broken empiry. In one of the greatest tales ever told, Moises goes from a coward, silent man, to the person that saved his people from slavery and delivered them to the Promised Land.

I bet it sounds familiar right?

Because it is. 

Mon-El came from a broken monarchy. Not only that but a ditactorship. A place where women were objetified, where he would rather not do anything and live in this beautiful castle while he’s own people suffered. Yeah, we all know that. He was a shitty person, that’s putting lightly.

However, his own story was meant to be this way. As I said hundred times already, Mon-El is the perfect defintion of the Hero Archetype. He came from to sky - symbolyzes regression, the ego going back to a more regress stated, means going towards the darkness and unknown -. Mon-El has a trajetory that’s a cicle,  he came as a coward, as someone who would run and hide if needed. And by each passing day, his ego builds himself up, forming a new identity, a new persona, someone braver, stronger, kinder.

Valor.

Someone of great courage, power, someone who deserves it. He’s not that person yet. But he can be. With the flying ring, he can rise - which literally means to go towards the sun, ilumination, rebirth, a new person-. Like hundreds of hero before, Mon-El will had to fall - die, change -, in order to rise.

He, the former Prince of Daxam, will be the one to go back to his home, and deliver his people.

The tree together can formate the triplice of the Hero Archetype. The fight between light and darkness, past and present, between who he was and who he is now. 

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I’m late but Happy BirthMas Viktor Nikifrov !!!!

and nothing’s better than a group hug from your precious family.. I mean Yuris ;)  

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JARVIS? - Tony Stark x Reader

 

Tony Stark was in his lab working on a new piece that he was about to incorporate on his suit. Thanks of course to you. 

You had proposed it and he had decided to try creating it. And although he wouldn’t like to admit it, your idea was preatty clever.

Just like you.  And well sometimes more clever than him, something that there was no way he would assent to.

The exact opposite of Bruce, your other science buddy, as well as all the other Avengers.
But oh well that was Tony Stark. Who would complain?

“So now I’m gonna increase the energy and the Volt’s power. Once the energy reaches the point B6, JARVIS I want you to stabilise the radiation, keep any levels of power low and I repeat low!” he said reaching to press three buttons at the same time. With a few more moves energy-power scale lit up.

It started counting. “A3, A6, A8, A10” Bruce, at the other corner of the room, mumbled as more and more panels lit up.

“We’re getting there” Tony said as he turned a bar “Get ready JARVIS!” he shouted as the noise of the machines increased.

“B2, B4 get ready Tony!” Bruce shouted as he moved some levers.

“B5….” some more time “And B6! JARVIS NOW!” Tony shouted.

Some more time….

Nothing.

“What?” Tony looked confused.

“Tony it’s reaching B7! Quickly!” Bruce shouted concerned.

“I know!” he responded “JARVIS quickly do it! JARVIS!” he shouted at the top of his lungs.

“Tony it reached B10!” Bruce shouted as sparks emerged from the machines around them.

He looked at Bruce wide eyed. “What?!” he shouted.

“We’re gonna get barbequed! JARVIS SHUT THE POWER DOWN!” Tony shouted but still nothing it was as if JARVIS wasn’t just listening.

“JARVIS I said! SHUT THE POWER!” he shouted again frantically but still nothing.

“Cover yourself!” Bruce shouted at Tony.

Too late…

Everything exploded and Tony was sent flying across the room. The noises stopped and Bruce looked up from the desk were he had hid to protect himself.

“Tony are you ok?” he asked.

“Tony!” he rushed as soon as he saw Tony lying on the floor.

“Are you ok?” he asked as he sat down beside him.

“Agh fine, I think…” he said as he got up with Bruce’s help.

“What happened?” Bruce asked.

“Don’t know… JARVIS just wouldn’t listen… or responed…” he rubbed his head.

“So yeah if we reduse the Volt-energy, the duration will increase which will also resolt in…” your voice was heard as the elevator door opened and revealed you holding an i-pad, talking to it?

As a thick British voice responded “More energy storage, which will enhance it’s output.” from… everywhere?

“Exactly!” And…“ you started but trailed off as you saw the mess.

"What happened here?” you asked.

“Explosion happened. Just because someone…” Tony looked up “Wouldn’t listen!” he finished.

“What do you… Ah never mind…” you sighed and looked down at your i-pad.

“So Sam where were we?” you asked.

“At the increase of the energy’s power level and duration” replyed the thick British voice.

“So I see, he’s suddenly answering to you and not me…” Tony said in a sarcastic voice.

“What?” you asked looking up from your i-pad, frowning.

And then it hit you. You started laughing.

“What’s the funny?” he asked raising an eyebrow.

“You thought that it was JARVIS that wasn’t responding to you…” you laughed a little more.

“Well…” he shrugged.

“Anthony Edward Stark you seriously think that I am that dumb?” you raised a brow.

“What do you mean?” he frowned.

“JARVIS is not here” you simply said and Bruce suddenly became interested.

“He’s not here? Then how…” Bruce trailed off.

“This” you motioned to the room “Is Sam” you smiled and both men raised their eyebrows.

“I told JARVIS to allow Sam to take his place for the day as I need him for some work that only Sam has the information… that’s all.” you said in a matter-of-fact tone.

“That’s why there was no response when I called JARVIS…” Tony mumbled and you nodded.

“Yep…” you said.

“But how did you get an-” you cut Tony off.

“I created it when I still lived in (Town of preference).” you said and he looked at you stunned.

“What you didn’t think I was just a pretty face, did you?” you smirked and walked away as you could feel Tony’s gaze on your back…

… or maybe a little bit lower?

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So as I’ve tried to limit my waste stream in various ways and my mission to end plastic wrap as a regular thing takes a leap forward.

Found this little bento box today.

Don’t think I’ll need the utensils as I’m more of a veggi-humus wrap kind of guy.

So much of our daily chore results in dependence in the oil/gas industry and I’d like to stop that. I work in this industry and its basically a look the other way gang rape scenario. From the land to the locals to the workers.

It’s bullshit especially when we all could be doing better by doing smarter.

Same reason for the “old fashioned” razor. That little steel blade is 100% recyclable and easily versus the “modern” gang razor and my soap and mug versus a can of goo… You get the picture.