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the more I think about it, the less and less sense it makes for Terra to be one of the Darknesses in KH3 because like

in literally every moment after Xehanort possesses him we see Terra fighting back. in the Graveyard, in Radiant Garden, and now in darkness limbo as 0.2 showed us, ten years later, we always see Xehanort struggling to control him. why?

because he can’t.

at no point can he fully, 100% smother Terra’s influence.

the only time Xehanort and Terra seem to coexist “peacefully” is during the Apprentice-Xehanort arc – during which time their hearts were sealed and memories presumably lost.

and considering this series is constantly stressing how intelligent and farsighted Xehanort is I just can’t imagine he’s actually stupid enough to count Terra among his 13 when he knows full well by now that Terra is a force to be reckoned with. Terra would require far too much focus and effort to maintain a hold of, because a) IT DIDN’T WORK TWELVE YEARS AGO AND IT DIDN’T WORK TWO YEARS AGO SO WHY WOULD ANYTHING HAVE CHANGED, especially when b) we’ve seen that Terra’s only gotten stronger and more confident since BBS?? and c) I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again: Terra was impossible to control with Xehanort’s whole heart inside him. attempting to control him with only 1/13th of his heart is just? asking for failure? I mean really?? why don’t you just carry around a ticking time bomb while you’re at it man

Lol that moment when you choose to defend a guy over a girl, or defend the guy as much as you do the girl, because you know you’ve spent time thinking about it. Your working on common sense and logic.

But because they ain’t smart enough to counter argue, they just settle with calling you a misogynist or a victim blamer.

I blamed Damon over Caroline because logic.

I had Bonnie and Kai share equal halves of the blame because logic.

Today’s society is all about misusing words.

Criticizing a person of color is not ALWAYS racism. Choosing to defend a male over a female is not ALWAYS misogyny.

Like when some chick said Kai fans must be misogynistic if they like Kai,but not Sybil because she’s a female version of Kai.

First of all some Kai fans might like Sybil, so generalization…

Second those who don’t like Sybil, don’t like her because she’s Sybil. She may be a female version of Kai or whatever. But she isn’t Kai, she has her own personality.

They aren’t misogynistic just because they don’t like her.

Also do you mean personality wise or action wise? Because I doubt Sybil can match the charisma and dark humour that Kai has.

So calling Sybil a female version of Kai is also illogical. A female version of Kai, would be if Kai was born a woman.

Hahahaha watch me write a 500 word ‘extended abstract’ on this paper idea I came up with literally 10 minutes ago and get accepted to this fancy ass conference

Academia is a joke

Y’all seem to think that ‘Respect’ing other human beings means simply being nice to them, accepting their views, and excusing their actions. But…?

Respecting a person as a PERSON means that you’re acknowledging that they exist. That’s it. Speaking about them, as if they are real. That’s what it means to respect a person as a person. You can disagree and downright condemn a person’s beliefs while still acknowledging that they are a person. Because we, as people, are perfectly capable of doing terrible things and still being people. We’re capable of bad, just like we’re capable of good. The point of respecting a person as a PERSON is not accepting their views. It is not sympathizing with them. It is not giving them the benefit of the doubt. And it is not allowing them to continue to hurt you or your people without consequence. It is not excusing them. It is not surrender. 

Respecting a person is realizing that they are still a person saying these terrible things. Not excusing, forgiving, approving, or supporting these terrible things and ideas, but knowing that it was a human itself behind these actions. A person is not suddenly subhuman just because they have terrible ideologies. They’re still a person. Because people do and can have terrible, unforgivable beliefs. And do do unthinkable things. But respecting them as a person is not forgetting that they’re a human. You’re not fighting a monster (Though, a monster in this context would of course be the harmful ideals spread, and the stigma that it both caused and was generated from. Etc.) But you’re fighting another human being.

Now, this by no means should ever weaken your resolve to fight and rise against ideas, campaigns, people that seek to degrade you and oppress you and make “jokes” (can you tell that I literally do not support Felix worth a damn.) at the expense of your suffering. If anything, I feel as if viewing them as a person (read: not forgiving or excusing them. But acknowledging that they are a person.) can only strengthen your fight. The second you fight as if you’re fighting a human being, is the moment that people around you begin to understand why you’re fighting and gain the will to fight themselves. Because they’re humans too. 

People on this site are so quick to completely forget the humanity of the other people on this site over something as remedial as shipping Peridot with Lapis over Amethyst. Do not weaken your own arguments, your own voices, and your own points by dropping your voice as if it were to regard and speak to subhumans. 

Do not let the forces you fight drop your battle from your own hands. You hold it firmly, back straight, and presented at the human being that pushed you, and didn’t expect you to push back. Make them realize that they are not subhuman. Let them know that you, as a human being, are speaking to them, as a human being, on a battle field that they do not want to to be leveled and fair. Let them know that they are not subhuman, even if their beliefs are garbage. Let them know, they’re not lesser as people. 

But as a human being, their actions are unacceptable. And inhuman. Allow them the privilege to feel ashamed. Do not give them the idea that, as a ‘subhuman’, these actions are expected and allowed of them. Let them know that it’s wrong. Let them know.

And that you, as a human being, will not stand for it. 

Don’t excuse them. But see them for what they are.

Keep your vision clear, and your voice true. Know that you do not owe them kindness. But know the force that opposes you. 

Know them in a way that, in some cases, they will refuse to know you.

That’s how you win wars, my friends.

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Chapter 0.5: The Observational Diaries Of Saeran– Living With My Idiot Brother And Sister-In-Law

“Today sis in law finally threw a fit over bro’s terrible eating habits but they made up 5 minutes later and started making out so I left the room. The popcorn was nice.”

(I’m sorry lol I just felt like drawing a nonchalant Saeran eating popcorn…)

Glad to see other Comic Book Writers are also super leery of Nick ‘Imma Make Captain America a Nazi’ Spencer. 

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a stage manager and her crew

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Call out time:

This goes out to both liberals and conservatives because you’re both guilty of this shit. Stop taking stills from videos and using them to make your enemies look bad. It discredits your entire argument.

The first picture has been making the rounds in liberal circles as “evidence” that Trump is a jerk who doesn’t treat his wife right and the Obamas are kindhearted, because it claims to show Trump leaving Melania behind on the steps while the Obamas considerately stop to lead her up. In reality Barack simply ushered Trump up the stairs first and then Melania. As soon as they were at the top of the stairs the Obamas went in together and Trump joined Melania and they went in together, as seen in the 6th picture. Maybe Trump is a jerk who doesn’t treat his wife right, but this picture is not proof of that.

The second picture has been making the rounds in conservative circles as “evidence” that Michelle is an ungrateful bitch who doesn’t know how to gratefully accept a present. I even saw someone call her a c*nt for it, and I despise that word being used to describe anybody, even though I don’t particularly like Michelle Obama. Now look at the third GIF. It’s clear that Michelle is looking around for someone to hand the gift off to so that they can take the pictures. Barack appears to be telling her something and they’re just sorting out how to arrange things so their hands are free. Trump also walks in front of her and appears to be helping figure out what they’re going to do for the picture. Michelle has a pleasant half smile on her face and I’m sure she had said thank you to Melania right before. She looks distracted, not annoyed. And Melania doesn’t look offended. In the next two pictures we see Michelle and Melania interacting pleasantly and smiling. Maybe Michelle is a bitch, but this picture is not proof of that.

Both of these pictures were taken out of context by opposite sides of the political spectrum as a way to say “look, see?! The people who don’t agree with us are horrible in every conceivable way and don’t have even the most basic grasp of human decency!” This garbage is so easily discredited that it makes any valid argument seem like it’s part of a bunch of lies and out of context photographs to make your opponent look as bad as possible. It needs to stop.