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Pregame Personality AU (NDRV3)

Finally ! Finally I’m going to talk about this au that I love so much ! It’s kinda a fanfiction to itself but since I’ve never finished the fan fiction I wrote I’m going to talk about it here. Let’s go !

WARNING ! : Contain major spoilers for the whole game !

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People who still illogically prize Beth as the “faultless parent” to Summer and Morty after this episode really need to…. like, I don’t know, recognize that her priorities aren’t her children but herself and maintaining a relationship with her father — both at the expense of her (now ex) husband and kid’s wellbeing.

And yet people dislike Jerry because what? Rick does? Beth does? Because he’s not as intelligent as Rick, because he’s sensitive and emotional? Knows he has problems, that his family has problems, and chooses to confront them instead of pretend they don’t exist? 

People dislike Jerry because he basically does/is all the things that was straight up said to be seen as weakness by Rick and Beth in this episode? 

Rick/Beth stans will cite the Pluto episode as evidence for Jerry being a bad person/parent, but here’s the glaring difference we learned about Jerry to Beth and Rick: Jerry is capable of owning up to his mistakes, to his mistreatment (conscious or not) of others. He’s capable of apologizing, of taking responsibility for them, and of working to make things better.

But more then that Jerry is not just capable of humbling himself, (bc arguably Rick and Beth are, too, they just don’t if they don’t gain from it) he’s willing.

Jerry tries to be a good parent to his children, which is more then Beth or Rick can say for themselves — especially in light of this recent episode.

also, maybe this is considered an unpopular opinion, but… i feel like you CHOOSE to be lgbt…? but it’s not like a “this is what i’m choosing to have for dinner” choice… it’s like… putting a puzzle piece in the right spot. you could technically choose to put an ill fitting piece in there, squeeze it until it fits, but why would you do that? like… it’s an unconscious decision. the logical choice in a room full of illogical ones. so like. take that how you will.

anyway cishet people don’t touch don’t THINK about this post this is for lgbt people only as far as you’re concerned i came into this wold a big ol’ lesbian and i did not choose to be gay, thank you

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Just in time for Halloween, here’s Garden Party, an award winning short film by Illogic Creative! It’s absolutely incredible, with so much love and careful attention in each frame- although keep in mind there’s a moment towards the end that may scare some viewers- mind the tags!

When the “Symbol of Peace” is a Warrior

Remember that time Gandhi punched a man into the stratosphere? Or when Nelson Mandela dropped the atom bomb? While such events might make for a good game of Civilization VI, the societal and cultural implications would be rather bleak.

That’s the world of Boku no Hero Academia. A world where peace is assured, not by treaties and accords, but by the threat of overwhelming force. The threat of All Might bearing down upon you with all his might.

The surface level problem with this arrangement is not so much an issue for the majority of law-abiding citizens. At least, it wouldn’t be if not for the way this society pushes people toward villainy (which I wrote about here).

The deeper issue here, is the idolization of violence.

Pictured above are 4 of the top 10 ranked heroes in Japan. There are 2 others, but they don’t support my claim, and the remaining 4 are unknown.

All Might - OFA: punches so hard the sheer pressure changes the weather
Endeavour - Hell Flame: kills it with fire
Ryukyu - Dragon Form: claws, fangs, probably eats livestock whole
Edgeshot - Foldabody: makes body thin as a razor, punches at speed of sound

Ignore the Shigarakis and All For Ones of the world, they are few and far between. Consider the more innocuous criminal, like a shoplifter. What strategies would any of these heroes employ in that case? Step 1, offer chance to surrender. Step 2, murder? These heroes do not have a non-lethal option.

And that’s a real problem. Not just for these heroes, but for the society that elevated them to the top 10, rankings which account for popularity more than anything else. 

Every child dreams of being All Might. Everyone looks up to this incredible powerhouse. The term “Hero” was meant to mean “one who saves others,” but has twisted to mean only “one who fights villains.” This perverse understanding of what makes a hero pervades society at an institutional level.

Take it from Aizawa, the UA entrance exam is illogical and harmful, stemming from society’s fascination with brute strength. To get in to the UA Hero course, you need a combat-capable quirk. This system precludes people like Shinso or Aizawa from gaining admission, people who posses some of the greatest and most useful quirks any hero could ask for.

But the exam never asks, “What’s your true potential?” It begs but two simple questions, “How many villains can you beat up? How many people can you save (from villains)?” And the results end up looking like this:

That’s right, Lord Explosion Murder is the star of this year’s class. Bakugou’s quirk and personality are only useful for trying to kill things. Maybe he just needs a better role model. Who does he look up to? Oh, right, it’s All Might.

All Might is a defacto demi-god of this world. Outside of villainous circles, you won’t find anyone who doesn’t idolize him. But what good is that idolization? If someone like Bakugou genuinely believes himself to be following in All Might’s footsteps. 

Well, maybe this is an isolated problem. All Might is UA’s celebrity alumni, of course they’ll try to keep up that image. But the other hero schools can’t all be like that, and the hero licensing program is bound to be–

Oh, nope. It’s all violence, all the time. Neat.

Granted, the provisional license exam does have a rescue phase, but almost everyone passed that. The part intended to cull 95% of the applicants is combat-based. Are there even enough villains in the world to justify being this focused on combat?

As tragic as it is, the elevation of violent heroes is only half the problem,

Because this is a zero-sum scenario: if brutality rises to the top, then utility is pushed to the bottom. 

Non-violent heroes simply do not have a clear path to success. I’m using Shinso as an example again, because there are so few like him that manage to rise to the point of being mentioned in the story. The realm of heroism is all but institutionally sealed off for them. 

Society wants heroes who fight villains. That is what their purpose has become. And anyone who can’t conform to that mold gets pushed out. Maybe Stain was on to something; heroes have deviated from their original purpose, they now exist only for the spectacle of the fight.

All Might’s position as the Symbol of Peace does not extol heroism, but rather violence in heroism’s name.

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Some insight into the guns used in Evangelion and the obscene amount of detail that goes into them.

Gendo carries a CZ-75 pistol. As its name implies, this is an old gun, designed in 1975 under a secret patent. Currently, this the most popular handgun in the Czech Republic, where it was first designed.

Misato carries a Heckler & Koch USP, a personal handgun distinguished from the standard issue Glock 17s all NERV personnel carry. The H&K is a German gun, implying that she’d obtained it during her military stay in Germany.

Ritsuko carries an R-92 revolver, an obscure conceal carry originally intended for Soviet security in the 1990s. It’s not widely distributed, and has been put into disuse after the advent of the Udar revolver, so it’s uncertain as to how Ritsuko acquired such a rare gun in the first place.

In the show, Kaji’s gun is never actually revealed even though he is shown adjusting it in Episode 15. In Rebuild, Kaji pulls out a Heckler & Koch USP at an unknown assailant. Because Eva is so painstakingly detail-oriented and because of Kaji’s uncharacteristic show of fury, this leads many Japanese fans to speculate that this H&K is actually Misato’s gun that Kaji is using temporarily for whatever reason.

What the signs say vs what they mean

Aries: yeahhh totallyyyyy (what they mean- absolutely not.)

Taurus: “yeah yeaahh” (what they mean- *is not listening, stopped listening 10 minutes ago*)

Gemini: mhhhmmm (what they mean- I have no idea what you just said lmao)

Cancer: “ohhhh” (what they mean- I’m bored but I don’t wanna be rude so I’m pretending to listen)

Leo: whattt thats crazy (what they mean- thats the dumbest story I’ve heard)

Virgo: that’s not what happened (what they mean- that is what happened but I’m trying to be diplomatic)

Libra: I had no idea ( what they mean- lmfao I knew this 10 months ago but I will not and shall not expose my investigatory habits)

Scorpio: righttt (what they mean- why am I having this conversation? what am I doing in life?)

Sagittarius: “whatever” (what they mean- I really hate you right now)

Capricorn: “okay you know whats right” (what they mean- you’re wrong about this  and I tried to tell you,but I ain’t got time to waste arguing with someone who doesn’t listen and is illogical, k bye)

Aquarius: lol (what they mean- don’t know what to say so I’m ending our conversation with lol)

Pisces:” hahaha okayy” (what they mean- you’re weird af and I’m judging you)

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