Bruh, Mark’s video made me so uncomfortable. He didn’t even acknowledge that Felix dehumanized US. The way he says “felix is NOT an anti-semite” almost sounds like he thinks we’re ridiculous for thinking there’s even a possibility that he is. He’s joking, DUH, lighten up. Sorry not sorry man, but as a jewish person, I am very wary of goyim making jokes about Jews. One doesn’t have to consciously, proudly be racist/anti-semitic to say racist and anti-semitic stuff. I know I can say dumb racist shit that I hadn’t even considered might be fucked up but when it’s pointed out to me I apologize and learn.
“I’m not even defending the jokes that he made, because even he has apologized for them” alright but you’re also not saying that you believe he went too far, that his jokes were inappropriate, or something like that? That would have been nice and made me trust in Mark’s reaction more. Felix is hurting, and I feel for him a little because being a dumbass doesn’t warrant death threats and “go kill urself”, but also? We are hurting??? Mark doesn’t seem to acknowledge that we’re hurt???? Also his whole intense, pissed demeanor is just off-putting but that’s my own hangup about men talking, and I won’t tone police him. Mark buddy I know you’re trying but you didn’t handle this well.
But Seán, oh man, his video was comforting to me. l felt that he cared that people, not just Felix, were hurt. He was calm and kind and ready to be like “yo I love this guy but he did something stupid and had to face the repercussions, and tbh that’s fair. Let’s all grow from this.” Thank you, Seán.
I’ve become really emotionally detached from the concept of dealing with people and forming relationships. The concept is definitely super cute but then I think about how much of my time has been wasted and how often people fail to see the value in me and then I’m like that’s a hard pass, eh. I’ll just continue being my own hype man and loving the shit out of me on the regular.
I’m usually careful about criticizing Ned online as he’s an almost sacred figure in this fandom. However, Ned and his daughter have almost the same stoyline in Game of Thrones. The biggest difference between the two is that loyalty to his old family (Robert and Jon Arryn) drive many of Ned’s action while loyalty to her future family (Joffrey and Cersei) drive many of Sansa’s.
Drabble fragment I wrote because I couldn’t sleep due to a stuffy nose.
Ladybug smiled at Adrien, nervous but refusing to show it.
“I am glad you’re okay.” She said, eyes locked with his.
He smiled back. “It’s all thanks to you.”
Had he moved closer, or had she? She wasn’t sure but they were now rather close. Close enough to kiss, maybe?
Before she could work up her courage to ask for a thank you kiss, an arm slung around her shoulder, pulling her back.
“Ladybug!” Alya exclaimed in her ear. “That fight was amazing! You were really in top form today.”
Ladybug blinked at her, dazed by her sudden appearance. “Alya?” She asked, confused.
“From the Ladyblog, yes!” She pulled her away from Adrien and Ladybug glanced back longingly.
Once Adrien was out of earshot Alya’s cheerful voice dropped to a warning whisper. “Ladybug, I love you, but if you flirt with that boy, I’m going to have to slander you so hard. My best friend has dibs. Respect the dibs.”
After a few excited selfies, Alya ran off, leaving Ladybug deeply touched by the fact that her best friend would stand up to a superhero for her. And also very annoyed.
Nina huffed out a little laugh. “It’s okay,” she said at last. “I would have thought about it, too.” He got to his feet and offered her his hand. “I’m Matthias.” “Nina,” she said, taking it. “Nice to make your acquaintance.”
a thing I am Emotional about tonight: so yurio is high key motivated by spite. like him being so fuckin’ pissed off at losing to jj motivates him to do better at both the rostelecom cup and the gpf and being pissed off at yuuri for maybe retiring motivates him to skate the hell out of his free skate and claim a narrow victory
the thing that is REALLY hecking me up rn is how yurio, bc he is smol and angry and 15, kind of just…. assumes that same strategy works on other people? which is how you get him yelling at yuuri in the bathroom after sochi – bc someone coming up to yurio, yelling at him, telling him to retire, that he’s a loser – that would absolutely motivate yurio to kick ass. same thing with the onsen on ice competition, honestly. yurio wanted to win (and being mad at victor for forgetting his promise was pretty motivating), but winning bc yuuri had an anxiety attack isn’t fair. yurio doesn’t just want to win, he wants to be better than the best.
which brings me to: the beach scene in barcelona in episode 10. there is some fascinating meta out there about victor the hero vs. victor the person and how yurio, who is pretty motivated generally by agape despite his claims otherwise, relates to both of those personas. but his lashing out at yuuri (”you’ll see the ring he gave you is garbage”) seemed a little… idk intense? yurio talks big but he does care for yuuri a lot and is, in his own fiesty tomcat way, protective of him. so I think maybe part of the reason yurio is so harsh to victor is more of the same – because victor-the-hero is gone, but victor-the-person had better not fuck it up with yuuri. yurio is so contrary – telling yurio his partner isn’t worthy of him would only make yurio double down. and he knows by now that yelling and spite doesn’t work for yuuri (hence katsudon piroshki) and it doesn’t really work for victor either – but he’s just so mad at them both, and the only way he can think to express it to them is by yelling.
and then: “this place reminds me of hasetsu”, yurio says. not st. petersburg, the place he lives and trains, the place victor said the gulls in hasetsu reminded him of. hasetsu, the place that means yuuri. it feels like something of an apology, I think – for the things he said about yuuri, for lashing out, even though he feels it was necessary. an olive branch that puts them back on more equal footing.
u know when you’re a lesbian but wanna express that a man is good looking and then have to be like “I MEAN AESTHETICALLY i’m not ATTRACTED TO HIM im GAY” so ur not invalidated…….. feels bad feels inorganic
A mistake was made
Because God made Adam
And showed him the whole world and told him
This is yours
Keep it safe
The whole world was Good
Adam was Good
But God wasn’t even finished yet
God still had to make Eve
Who knows how long Adam lived without her
Who knows how much time God spent bringing her to life
But she was the final creation
Inarguably the Greatest of all Good things
And when Eve was born then God said I am finished and gave the world to them
I think there was a mistake
God is God because God is a Creator
Woman is Woman because she is a Creator
I don’t think that
Is a coincidence
I think God created man to be a Protector
A Keeper of all Good things
And I think God created Woman to be a Creator
A God on earth
To Create Good things
A Creator and a Protector
A flawless and beautiful plan
But I think
There was a mistake made
Along the way
Because the Protector became the Oppressor and his strength became violence and his duty became forgotten and his power became corruption and his purpose became lost
And the Creator
She is the Creator still but she is trampled
She is violated
She is forgotten
She is Unprotected
And I think that was a mistake
Because God made man and he was Good
Designed to Protect this world and all things that in it are
But God made woman and she was Perfect
Designed to Create and sustain and purify
And I think
Nothing is a surer sign of a broken world than the way God has been trampled underfoot
Because the designated Protectors of this world have abused their strength and their power and their purpose
I think it was a mistake and I think that we will reap those consequences sooner than later and I think we will have deserved it
For trampling God
For forgetting why She was placed here
For making so grave a mistake
Ok I’ll be honest, I was feeling a little down on myself leading up to Valentine’s day and what not. Being a single adult can do that to you sometimes. But now that the holiday has passed and I’ve been reinvigorated with the platonic and familial love of those I keep close to me, I feel good about where I’m at in life. It’s crazy how you can feel so lonely one moment, and then realize just how wrong you are about that in the next. Over the past few days I’ve received an unexpected heartfelt gift from a loved one, had some interesting and intriguing impromtu conversations with people I barely know, and taken a few moments to just stop and enjoy the unseasonable sunshine. I’ve started watching a show on Netflix called, “The Kindness Diaries” and I’ve been listening to Hozier’s “Someone New” on loop a thousand times over. I’ll never cease to be amazed by how a simple change in perspective can alter your outlook on life, and I’ll never stop being greatful for it either.