Kill la Kill is like if you took one of those “magic/fantastical competitive high school” animes, turned all the tropes and cliches up to eleven (-ty thousand) and then pushed the nonsense so hard it came back around into awesome. And possibly deep?
Kill la Kill is like if you took every single problematic anime trope and cliche, turned them up the same amount, and then bronzed them and added glitter and pink neon highlights.
Kill la Kill is an anime that is unsubtlely unsubtle in it’s… well, unsubtlety.
Kill la Kill is 25 episodes of an extended pun on the Japanese words for “fashion” and “fascism.”
Kill la Kill is a love story between a girl and her outfit.
Kill la Kill is about a girl who only has friends in her own head, and
then finally has a friend outside her head, and then has a friend
outside and inside her head, and then briefly is the friend inside her friend’s head.
Kill la Kill contains the line “You’re just jealous because you can’t afford a giant gold mecha crab.” (I am.)
Kill la Kill contains the line “If I die, at least I die knowing you have a tardy on your permanent record!!” in full seriousness.
Kill la Kill made me use the phrase “secretly not Hitler.”
Kill la Kill is… I don’t… I don’t actually know what this anime is. I don’t know how to describe it. It’s like this giant epic trainwreck of an anime that somehow turns out to be an exquisitely choreographed fireworks display that is probably a dick joke.
Autistic Korra dealing with issues physically and full on because subtlety and diplomacy frustrate and bore her
Autistic Korra being very emotional, openly crying and yelling at people
Autistic Korra arguing against authoritative figures who she doesn;t know because she doesn’t adhere to societal rules and will respect only those who have earned her respect
Autistic Korra being proficient at fire bending from a young age but struggling with airbending because she is a very unrestrained emotional person but in such a confusing and loud world, inner peace and calm sometimes seem impossible to her
Autistic Korra trying to work out her teammates feelings towards her and getting confused a lot because they’re not as open as her and expect her to understand suggestion and small actions
In 1996, NASA began its Discovery Program with the launch of the NEAR-Shoemaker probe. Almost four years to the day after launch, the probe entered orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, a 21.4 x 7.0 x 7.0 mile/34.4 x 11.2 x 11.2 kilometer sized body that currently orbits the Sun farther out than we do. Almost one year after orbital insertion, the probe made a soft landing on the asteroid’s surface.
NEAR-Shoemaker was the first such human-made artifact to accomplish either of those goals. It made some 230 orbits and returned all kinds of fantastic data about 433 Eros (which itself was the first-ever near-Earth asteroid discovered back in 1898, for what it’s worth). After its orbits (some as close as 3.1 miles/5 kilometers), it made a gentle touchdown on the surface of the asteroid, transmitted even more data, and then solemnly died. So far as anyone is aware, it still sits on the asteroid’s surface.
Look, this is a thing that it’s really, really not my place to be talking about, as a cishet male, but it’s been on my dash, like, a lot today, so:
So far as I’m aware, no one is saying that not being attracted to penises/not wanting to have sexual contact with a penis or a person with a penis/not wanting to have any sort of contact with a penis is in any way invalid or wrong.
Using that as an excuse to bash trans women and/or the people who love them, or as a way to say you don’t date trans women without looking transphobic is what’s fucking wrong.
It is transphobic to claim you don’t date trans women because you don’t like penis because that claim only works as a logical statement if you assume that all trans women have penises.
The other side of the claim, that lesbians are not attracted to penis, is used primarilly–solely, in my experience–to invalidate the sexuality of lesbians who do date/are dating trans women. First, again, you’re assuming that all trans women have penises (which is transphobic), that the penises would inevitably be used during sex (which is transphobic, cisnormative, and heteronormative), and that you have the right to tell anyone else what their sexual orientation is (which is homophobic policing…and by the way, remembering that like all human traits sexuality is a spectrum so a person like what I’m describing absolutely exists out there somewhere, are you really going to sit there and claim that a woman who likes only one of the long list of attributes that is normally shorthanded to “male anatomy” has to call herself bisexual?).
And that’s about all there is to it.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go find a neo-Nazi to verbally beat the shit out of; between this post and my recent anti-Ankh rants, I’m starting to feel a bit skeevy.
In regard to "GN supporting Bethyl" so far as I'm aware the only incident this refers to is when GN said something like "I got the feeling they were falling in love a little" or something like that. Where Bethylers/TD arguments fall short is in a number of ways, namely: 1) they ignore that in the very same interview GN admits "it wasn't scripted to be romantic, that was just my feeling." 2) there is a show runner and multiple other EP's, who actually write for the show (unlike GN)....1 of 2...
Even if it wasn’t scripted, it’s still gross. If he got caught up in the moment of their “stellar” acting, then whatever, but Beth Greene isn’t EK.
I’m not quite sure but I’ll go ahead and say that Ishida threw in yet another Tarot Card number in there. Most obviously to symbolize Haise/Kaneki forcefully thrown into a phase of introspection where his self is drawing all the attention and focus inward to look for the true answers within.
Tarot Card Number 9 is “The Hermit”. And it symbolizes:
Upright: Soul-searching, Introspection, Being Alone, Inner Guidance
Reversed: Isolation, Loneliness, Withdrawal
- The number 9 signifies accomplishment, wisdom, the attainment of goals, as well as the search for truth.
- The Hermit reflects that a person’s consciousness has moved inward with the realization that the truth and understanding that is being sought is within one’s self and not in the distractions of the outside world.
- The Hermit also represents the ability to use his isolation and the knowledge he has gained as a tool upon his path to reach even higher levels of awareness.
So far Haise has been isolating himself and trying to ignore that inner voice (Kaneki) that has been manifesting within him, with that voice pleading to look at him and say his name, asking him to search deep within the very core of his soul to help him find his way back again and to focus on rebuilding himself on a spiritual level.
The Hermit is depicted as heavily cloaked in long gray robes. Symbolically, when something is cloaked, or veiled, this informs us that an Eternal Truth is being concealed from the person who is not well-qualified to be “initiated” to learn about said truth. Therefore, we can only imagine, and wonder, what hidden secrets reside within this Lone Wanderer.
At this moment Haise is engaging in a period of soul searching and wanting to seek the hidden truth about who he really is at all costs. Running away from it won’t make it go away. His desire for a new direction in life is resulting in him going ahead to open his mind to begin this journey of self-discovery and contemplation to achieve the heights of spiritual attainment.
As painful as it may be.
Meditating on the Hermit Tarot card teaches a person to honour the wisdom within themselves. They must find their own light, shine it on their soul and create their own special path. Through that, the Hermit allows one to get in touch with the wise person inherent within them
Haise will eventually come to accept the existence of Kaneki and the fact that he is a part of him. The existence of these two opposing/balancing energies, in the context of the Hermit, represents balance, and using these two energies together for the purpose of spiritual advancement achieves the goal of continuing the path he has chosen while being committed to his endeavor of ultimate awareness.
The path of the Hermit is certainly not for everyone, but we all have parts of ourselves that need a little quiet time at the least. Haise Sasaki was the part of Ken Kaneki that needed that quiet time and isolation. To need that time to be still. To contemplate, meditate, observe what is going on before any further action is taken.
He takes each step with a deliberate, conscious approach - knowing that each step of the journey is a small imprint upon the larger picture of his path.
Like I’m just saying, Beth is “dead” but Norman keeps mentioning her in this context. There was the previous interview (idk which, I am tipsy), I think, where someone said “people used to want him to end up with Beth” and he said “they still do”, and then tonight on Fallon with the “people want him to be with C@rol” and his instant “and also Beth”. (Not to mention the radio interview where someone asked him about C@rol and he side-stepped it and then went on talking about unexpected love and eagles.)
I think it would be really cool if in Taylor’s next music video the love interest wasn’t just a straight, white, cisnormative, able-bodied male. Like, imagine how cool we could get with diversity and the messages which Taylor’s sending out. With someone who is non-white, we can stop the bullshit rumours that Taylor is “racist” going around. Or someone who is trans or not able-bodied? Imagine how awesome that would be. It would provide actors who are discriminated against roles, and would also help to show all the support which Taylor provides. It would also be a chance for Taylor to turn around and say “you know what, I’m not going with society’s ideas about who should be cast for roles”.
Casual PSA to try to be respectful to one another 💜🌈💜
Out of curiosity, I went perusing through some Ace discourse blogs. What I saw was pretty disappointing.
A lot of people involved in all this ace discourse bullshit are treating the other person that they’re arguing with (whether you’re arguing against or for any part of the Ace spectrum) like they’re literal garbage. I’m really embarrassed by and disappointed in some asexuals for acting the way they are, and the same goes for discoursers.
I know the problems of tingle dot com and of the LGBTQ+ can’t always be solved with nice words and happy thoughts, but there’s 100% NO excuse to threaten / abuse / bully / wish death or harm upon / generalize / etc. people.
I try to keep discourse off this blog as much as possible because I find it’s usually very toxic and stressful, but I just wanted to post this really quick before I let sleeping dogs lie.
Respect the opinions, wishes, feelings, and history of one another, even if you don’t agree with them. You don’t need to coddle them, but honestly? Violent / death threats don’t help anyone, and acting like children, ignoring someone’s very innocent requests, denying their history and / or experiences, and / or dehumanizing them will do nothing helpful. NOTHING.
Even if the other person doesn’t return the favor, it won’t hurt you to be a civil human being, however hard it might be when they treat you like shit. Get mad, be furious, but hold yourself steady and don’t let that feeling overwhelm you.
I won’t respond to any discourse through posts on this blog because this is a safe place for a lot of people, and I don’t want to sour that. But, if you really need to say something about it, you’ll have to send it through a private message; I will otherwise ignore it.