the things i make for reasons

anonymous asked:

Can you explain your reasons about being against 'Space Dad' Shiro? I've seen others against the idea and just wanted to hear yours.

Roughly, I think that it separates him from the team more than it really does and it feels like it makes light of, or even suggests is a good thing, Shiro’s tendency to short himself to try and be there for the team. Again, that’s why I talk about him being like the eldest child who’s trying to fill in as another parent.

I’ve often seen it taken literally, and Allura also roped into this “parent” role with Coran made absent and the other paladins infantilized in AUs or such.

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  • Tbh, I legit hate it when hippies are the butt-end of the joke. Here's a history lesson. Hippies were mostly college educated kids. Many of them had jobs, or lived in communes (some of which are still around today, even after 50 years). They opposed a draft that unfairly targeted p.o.c and people of the working class. They promoted love-ins and be-ins, places people could 'be themselves' and 'do their own thing'. They knew how organize enormous protests (without facebook, and without twitter).
  • There's a reason society has gone out of it's way to make the hippies look ridiculous. There's a reason they're presented to you as dirty, lazy, stoners thus making them unappealing.
  • The reason is simple: the hippies were dangerous, and society never wants ANYTHING like that to happen again.
one thousand reasons we love why don’t we: a fan project

hi guys! so i was lucky enough to be able to get meet and greet tickets for a show on the tour, and i wanted to do something really special for the boys when i meet them. so i came up with this idea.

i want to make a book full of reasons we love the boys. full of every single reason possible, from the little things to the deeper ones. i would also love to put users and little messages and fan art in the book too, like a huge love compilation. but for this to happen, i would love your guys’ help.

i want as many limelights as possible to participate in this project of mine. and by as many as possible, i mean as many as possible. i mean, it is called “a thousand reasons we love why don’t we”, and i literally mean that i want a thousand reasons sent in.

i am going to be giving the boys this book, so if you have anything you’ve ever wanted to say to the boys and haven’t had a chance, i hope you’ll see this book as a chance to tell them how much you love them.

i just really want to show the boys how much we appreciate, love and support them, so if you are willing to participate PLEASE do.

if you want to participate, please do any of these things:

  • send me an ask with your reasons you love wdw
  • send me a message with your reasons you love wdw
  • submit me a post with your reasons
  • make a post of your own with your reasons and tag me in it (@dannyboyseavey) and also use the tag #whywelovewhydontwe


IN ADDITION TO THE REASONS WE LOVE THEM, I WOULD ALSO LOVE TO PUT PERSONAL MESSAGES, FAN ART, AND ANY OTHER SOCIAL MEDIAS YOU WISH IN THIS BOOK. so if you want the boys to see them, just add it in the submission and i’ll make sure it gets in there.

all the users who do submit things to me will be mentioned in the book. if you wish, you can also add any other social medias (i.e. twitter, instagram) and i’ll put them in the book as well.

the concert i’ll be going to is on MARCH 24, 2018. so i will be taking submissions up until around FEBRUARY 1ST, 2018.

please reblog and spread this around wherever you would like, like i said before i would love if as many limelights as possible participated in this project.

if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to message me.

- maia xx

anonymous asked:

I honestly never viewed death note or ohba as sexist on a whole, I only saw light's character written as sexist but I figured that was on purpose because he's generally self centered and an asshole. I mean, sure, there's a distinct lack of female roles, but most of them were written as strong/likeable/complex and (at least imo) the people who were sexist were portrayed as either villainous or ignorant in their actions. I'd love to hear more about your reasoning, though.

I mean, I’d certainly be more receptive to devil’s advocating Death Note on that point if I hadn’t read other Ohba works that are far less ambiguous on the matter. Your view of it makes sense when you only take Death Note into account and I was also far less judging of Ohba before I learned to see the patterns in all of his works. Things just stop being coincidence eventually.

And then I must also say that I absolutely don’t think that the female characters in Death Note are bad characters. I just think they’re framed awfully.
There is more to these girls than canon explicitly deals with and you can easily infer it, but the way Ohba never actually gives it focus is telling.

For one, every human female role (bless Rem) is centered around male characters. Misa and Takada are primarily defined by their love for Light, Naomi is defined by mourning Raye, Sayu and Sachiko exist only in correlation to their male family members, Wedy has like 3 lines and has no agency outside of working for L…. you could argue Lidner breaks out of this at least? Kinda.

I once tried to see if Death Note passes the Bechdel test (do two named female characters hold a conversation about something other than a guy?) and the answer was ‘barely’. I lost the paper I wrote my results down on but basically it was like “a few short snippets of Misa and Rem talking about the shinigami eyes” and other ‘this is like one panel and if we squint’ situations. (If I overlooked something major, feel free to correct me, but the fact that I had to look so hard is already telling imo.)

The women, Rem exempt, don’t actually get any focus outside of their relationships with men. That isn’t to say they don’t have depth that is implied? It’s just never focused on. The death of Misa’s family only comes up when she wants to convince Light to date her, the impact on her is never focused on again and is not a focal part of her character. Neither is her career or anything else that is unique to her and not related to stalking Light.
Likewise, Takada has a gigantic life outside of men and her political opinions are strong and autonomous, but they get no focus. Her focus is loving Light.

We can tell these characters are 3D by filling in the blanks, but we are never truly told about it on the pages. Ohba didn’t think to highlight it.

And then the other thing is that, as I mentioned, the narrative proves sexist characters right all the time - or at least doesn’t call them out. For example, Light constantly goes “lol women are so emotional and easy to manipulate” and then consistently manages to achieve exactly this. It may appear as a negative trait to you as a reader, but in light of the fact that the narration never truly criticizes it (or at least I don’t know where you see it), I’m not sure that’s the effect Ohba wanted it to have. Raye’s attitude towards Naomi was also meant to come across positively as their relationship is always portrayed positively, yet readers hate it  - because they have more feminist sensibility than the writer himself has, you know?

So like, I love the DN women and most of them give a lot to work with that makes their characters very interesting, but the way their stories are told is as “over-emotional” accessories to stories about men.

Death Note is by far not the most sexist story and if it hindered my enjoyment of the series I wouldn’t be here, it is just something I take note of.

I just realized...

Madison was a Nick x Luciana shipper, (as seen in her weird Christmas dreams) that’s the real reason she killed Troy…





She didn’t ship it XD

People neend to stop hating the same popular characters as i do bc then i end up being like hey, maybe i can talk shit about those characters and have people actually feel the same?, and the true ending is me losing all my mutuals, getting 93837asks like ‘did x do something problematic?’ as if i need a reason to dislike ppl, and getting vagued to hell and back, all just bc i needed to trashvent (vent trash talk) about someone everyone likes

anonymous asked:

So what I gather is some people think the show is going to make Cas look like an idiot with another deal with Lucifer. That they too often make Cas do stupid things. And Misha at a con I believe did say Cas believes in protecting people but knows nothing. So do you worry the shows makes Cas too often stupid to propel plot?

I don’t think Cas is an idiot and I think Misha was just joking. cas - like Sam and Dean - Makes mistakes but for the right reasons. That’s where the drama comes from. He’s not stupid and neither is Sam or Dean who fuck up just as often.

one of the reasons why people complimenting my taste (in music, movies, clothing, art, whatever) means So much to me is that along with art being really important in my life and sense of self, i spent a long time in my life in a relationship with a person who would point blank tell me that the things i loved didn’t matter and were inherently inferior to his and incessantly make fun of me for people and things i was enthusiastic about until i just didnt trust myself about anything. and there’s still an underlying sense of that for me even though i’ve accepted the things i love back in my life. but when other people “”validate”” those interests im so incredibly surprised and grateful and Anyways thank you to anyone who has done that it means a lot

anonymous asked:

I don’t understand why sh@ladins day “antis are usually minors” like it’s a bad thing? They should realize that if what they ship makes minors uncomfortable then it’s for a good reason? Like minors don’t want to see other minors being shipped with adults or in power imbalanced relationships.

I guess they’re argument is that antis are immature and lack real world experience due to being minors which is….super fucking ironic when you consider that they ship teens with adults lol

anonymous asked:

you're one of the most positive blogs and just Good, and I'm not sure who else to go to? if this makes you uncomfortable go ahead an delete this ask, I understand, but I've recently dropped out of school due to mental illness and I'm just feeling. aweful about everything. do you have any advice?

Well, there’s a few things to remember when you drop out of school.

1) Your reasons for dropping out are valid.

Whether it was because of stress, or taking care of a sick family member, or school just wasn’t working out for you – all are good reasons. So yes, dropping out for your own mental health is definitely a good enough reason. School isn’t for everyone, and it’s definitely NOT suited for the mentally ill. But that’s the public education system’s fault, not yours.

2) It isn’t the end of the world!

It can definitely feel like it. You’re expected to complete school, and you’ve just assumed you would, so when you drop out, you don’t really know what to do. Where are you supposed to go from here? Well the bright side is that you have a LOT of options.

There’s been so many people who’ve dropped out of school, just to go on and do great and memorable things. So it’s definitely possible to still do the things you wanna do in life!

3) You can always get your diploma or go to college later!

It may seem like once you drop out, that’s it. You can never go back. But you can! Maybe not now, or even years from now, but you can always go back to school if it’s something you really want or need to complete. And if you can’t go back due to a physical illness or disability, there’s always online courses!

4) Put your health first.

Don’t panic and start trying to plan out your life all at once. Allow yourself to feel bad about what happened! Grieve about dropping out. Worry about the future. Let all those bad feelings happen so that you can move on, and be in a better place when you do figure out what you’re gonna do next.

I wish you all the best, and I hope you can start to feel a little more mentally well without the constant stress of school. I believe in you! 💖

A Shin from today’s doodles

can we just talk about how well tony’s sexuality was handled in 13 reasons why?

  • his character didn’t revolve around him being gay even after he told clay he was gay, i don’t even think they mentioned it again
  • his relationship with his boyfriend never felt forced into the story, anytime brad showed up he had a purpose like being someone tony could talk to and therefore giving us an insight into tony’s thoughts about everything
  • the others never used his sexuality in an insulting way when they were talking about him
  • he wasn’t stereotyped in any way. justin and the others seemed intimated by him, he wore leather, drove a badass classical mustang, did rock climbing without safety gear, etc.

(long post, sorry)

In spite of everything I love Harley Quinn but, damn, writers treat her so badly. I swear, the temptation to make her actually stupid must be terrible because it’s so often implied, or explicitly stated, that she slept her way through school. First of all, it does not work like that.  Second, she’s not a therapist or a psychologist, she’s a psychiatrist, she’s a fricking MD and a damn young one too. Managing pre-med and collegiate gymnastics that she relied on to keep her scholarship? Harley is fucked up, but she’s not the dumb blonde she plays. (also stop making her stacked, she’s a gymnast. she is 4’11” of pure muscle and is not top heavy)

If you want a good Harley backstory it’s simple. She’s ADHD but medicated and slightly robotic because of it. I want to take special care not to demonize meds but, rather, people’s disapproval of neurodivergence and a lack of focus on what is best for a patient rather than what is most convenient for others. So, maybe, around ten years old Harley is a hyperactive space cadet who’s brilliant at tests but sloppy at coursework, who would be a gymnastics prodigy if she could actually focus on technique and put in practice time instead of fooling around. Then the meds come and it’s actually really cool because she can do the things she needs to do instead of just wanting to do them, doing something else entirely, and getting in trouble. People are proud of her, she’s proud of herself. But now there are expectations. Family and teachers and coaches overschedule her, find worth only in her success and don’t care about her mental health at all as long as she’s performing and castigate her when she does fail. Fuck if you don’t internalize that. But she doesn’t look unhealthy and she’s doing amazing. She actually has to choose between the Olympic trials and continuing her grad studies. She probably has some issues with self-harm but it either doesn’t look like self-harm or is well covered up. 

When Arkham accepts her, fresh from her residency, it’s not a mistake. The woman is amazing. All they can see is a mountain of achievements rather than the seething ball of nerves, self-loathing, and imposter syndrome boiling just under the surface. That’s when Joker comes in. He’s got the Hannibal Lecter shtick down. Where everyone else sees an intelligent driven young woman he sees a frightened overwhelmed girl who is working her hardest to convince the world she’s anyone other than herself. Sending her into a nervous breakdown would be too easy so he doesn’t even bother. Instead he’s open with her, almost friendly. The other doctors are amazed, Harley is amazed, she’s not done anything particularly revolutionary but, for the first time in forever, it looks like the clown prince of crime is showing progress. He unravels her and it’s a challenge, she flinches back and gets very serious when he comes too close to the real Harley under the professional. Still, soon she’s questioning everything. She doesn’t even really like her co-workers. She hasn’t had a real friend in years. She’s forgotten how to have fun. Did she ever want this to be her life or did she just do it for other people? It starts so slowly that it looks, at first, like she’s getting better at self-care. Maybe something totally silly one weekend, a trampoline park where she can enjoy the way her toned body moves without stressing out over landings, a face painting booth at a street fair, some garishly colored downright tacky decoration that clashes with her sensible apartment. Suddenly she realizes how much she hates knowing the difference between cream and ecru. The beigeness of her life is repulsive. She hates the person she’s pretending to be even more that she hates herself which is really saying something.

After her weekend of freedom she would have called in sick if it wasn’t so suddenly important to see him. The relief she feels at talking to one of Gotham’s most infamous supercriminals is disturbing but it is relief and she’s been swallowing a slow-motion panic attack for hours. She admits, though she shouldn’t, that she took his advice about doing something fun and he teases her, what would straight-laced Doctor Quinzel do for fun? Did she realphabetize her sock drawer or buy a new clipboard? It’s not important to impress him, it’s really not. He’s dangerous, cruel, and he looks so proud when she admits that she bought a lamp shaped like a lawn flamingo. The only mistake, he says, is that she should have stolen it. She hopes the wicked thrill it gives her doesn’t show on her face. It does. She almost even laughs. He likes it when he can make her laugh and she likes it when he likes things.

It’s wrong and unprofessional, the relationship she develops, and she knows it but her whole life she’s been so high strung. Nothing she’s done has been for her, she’s not sure she knows how to really do selfish things anymore, but he knows the selfish things she needs to do. It feels good when she follows his advice even when it’s small things like the rainbow striped socks she wears concealed under her very bland slacks and sensible shoes. She’s so happy, almost giddy, and he loves her happiness, he loves her, he loves the real her that she’s had to beat down and hide for so long, the her that even she isn’t able to love. She is able to love him, though, and since he loves her she’s able to love herself for him, to protect and nurture something so important to him.

When the choice comes between her old self, the tedious endless labor of making the world proud, and Him, the spectacular man that brought color into her life, it’s not even a question. She kills Doctor Harleen Quinzel, she throws away the version of her that let herself burn just for medals and hollow accolades. She embraces Harley Quinn and it’s so much a part of her nature she can’t even see that she’s still living her life for someone else’s approval, except this time that person is a murderous clown. She hasn’t let her hair down, she’s just put it in pigtails instead of a bun.




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