there are things that shouldn't been seen

anonymous asked:

Have you seen what the fandom is complaining about recently? I'm talking about Lea and how he "shouldn't be forgiven by Kairi because he doesn't deserve it". What do you think? Honestly, the whole thing is making me sad if not completely upset...

Yes, I’ve been holding my tongue because it really is leaning into the discourse ™ but it’s so gosh dang annoying so I will comment.

1) Lea deserves redemption, and forgiveness. Yes absolutely.

Did Axel do bad shit? Yes. He did. So did most of the other nobodies. But he also attempted to do good shit.

He took a hit from Saix so Kairi could run (Manga). In game helped Sora and apologised thru Sora for hurting Kairi. He has shown already he feels regret for what he’s done.

Lea meanwhile, sought out Isa, his best friend who he essentially disowned as a nobody right away, went and helped mickey while also pledging to use a keyblade. And saved Sora.

He may not be broody like Riku, but Lea is trying his best. The story doesn’t necessarily have to have him fall into a pit of despair to prove it. If anything, that would be even worse.

What I want Lea to show us is he isn’t Axel anymore, and to see him apologize to Kairi just like Sora told him too. Please. (I’ll be furious if it isn’t in game because it’s a big frikkin part of his development. Anyway.)

2) Kairi deserves the right to dislike Lea.

Knowing they’ll end up friends doesn’t mean that won’t happen, but it will be ridiculous if we don’t see it, because it’s another aspect of her character we’ve only seen in tiny bursts. Distrust, anger, forgiveness, understanding. And really, it will be detrimental to the development for both their characters if we don’t see it.

🤔

All that being said, I do think them being friends and KNOWING they will be is pretty much the greatest thing since the ffvii remake was announced.

It meanS we get a fucking awesome kickass red heads from radiant garden. And with Lea “too much fucking screen time” memorized around, we’re basically assured to get a hell of alot more Kairi in 3.

I think it’s a good thing for both their characters. Lea will be around someone that knows his shitty past and isn’t going to stand for bs, while Kairi will not only be off the island but with someone that isn’t going to let her get left behind.

The fact their not exactly the closest means we’ll have RIPE OPPORTUNITY FOR CHARQCTER DEVELOPMENT from both of them while they hang out. What class type is kairi? What eyeliner does Lea use? How did he end up a nobody? Does Kairi remember radiant garden? Are they going to get to do their own thing while Sora saves the world’s and Riku goes on a date with mickey??

The possibilities are not only endless, but exciting, and I’m not about to let fandom wank ruin my fun, and neither should you, anon. Take it for what it is and worry about the issues when 3 comes out. Have fun with their possible friendship. It’s what kh is all about.

anonymous asked:

If they go on vacation together, why shouldn't they post pictures from the location? How is that still innuendo or fuckery after they've been seen together for a year now? There will probably be pictures, we know that, so there's no reason to let it spoil anything. SDCC won't all of a sudden a make-out session from Sam and Cait and change things.

Anything posted by that girl is innuendo to fuck with people. Don’t even try and pretend otherwise. The fake engagement ring picture proves that. Okay I’ve given enough air time to this topic. Moving on.

can u believe some person on twitter said that mike faist doesn’t deserve a tony bc he has a tiny part in deh ?? like have you even seen deh? he doesn’t just suddenly leave after connor dies he’s still there and he most definitely deserves a tony just like everyone else that has been nominated for a tony

theartof-loveandlife  asked:

Hey I'm glad I found your blog! Its nice to see healthy views of health and fitness. But I wanted to know what is your opinion on obesity? I've been learning more accurate and healthy views when it comes to weight (and because of my past with an eating disorder it's been difficult). But I've seen people in the fat acceptance community claim that there's nothing wrong with being obese. Clearly people like that shouldn't be belittled but aren't there legitimate health concerns?

Yes, there are correlations between being fat and having certain health problems. But really, nearly everything is a health risk: Being single poses a legitimate health concern. Getting a tattoo exposes you to legitimate health concerns. Having red hair, living in Nevada, being a farmer, owning a cat - All of these things have the potential to seriously and negatively impact your health. Yet when we see a redhead on the street with a rockin’ cat tattoo, most people aren’t about to stop her and lecture her about making responsible life choices. Instead, we save that sort of personal criticism for fat people. Hmm…

In terms of how obesity is related to health, please remember that correlation is different than causation. Just because various health problems are associated with being fat does not mean that they are caused by being fat. Not all health issues (related to body fat percentage) can be directly solved by weight loss.

After all, obesity isn’t a homogeneous condition: There will never be a case where every single fat person is un/healthy, or has good/bad blood pressure, or has high/low cholesterol. Our bodies are incredibly complex instruments and weight is just one element out of many.

And honestly, I’m not even comfortable setting up “good health” as a moral necessity in life. The truth is that no one is under any obligation to be healthy or to behave in what the public deems a “healthy” manner. Health is an incredibly personal concept. Everyone has their own concerns in life and their own standards of acceptability. It isn’t our place to point fingers at another person’s body and say “You need to change that, you need to care more.” We all may want people to make good choices, to be happy and to live long lives, but these are complicated and unique decisions that we each have to make for ourselves.

In the end, people have the right to look and behave in the manner that they feel is best for them. Whether or not someone else is healthy should not be the basis for their value as a person, or for the amount of respect that you give them. Nor should their health determine whether or not they retain the right to bodily autonomy. No one is obligated to live by “healthy” standards. You only get to control your own body, no one else’s.

Because there isn’t anything wrong with being fat.

PVRIS lyrics sentence starters
  • "Take a good look at what I've become."
  • "There's a hole in my chest and I don't think it's leaving room for anyone."
  • "I'm trying my best."
  • "I'm doing everything to bring this body back to life."
  • "No matter how hard I try, I don't think I will make it through the night."
  • "I've been changing, falling, fading."
  • "There's demons at the door patiently waiting."
  • "Please watch over me, and be the light to carry me."
  • "I can feel it, being torn from my, my hands; my innocence."
  • "This change is all so permanent."
  • "Can't you see a change in me?"
  • "This world is a masterpiece."
  • "Shout out to the artist who took his heart and his soul and lost them both in the process."
  • "Please be the saint to save me."
  • "You were spoiled rotten and turned stale." "My tongue's acquired tolerance for tastes I couldn't stand.""You've been stuck in a rut and a wasteland."
  • "So just trust me, you'll be just fine."
  • "I need your trust just for tonight."
  • "Reach out your hands and tell me just what you feel."
  • "This is not just all in your head."
  • "Mind over matter makes these things feel so real."
  • "I can see the doubt in your eyes."
  • "You say there's no such thing as better things in life."
  • "I must confess this is all too new for me."
  • "Keep an open mind, it brings open hearts and open eyes."
  • "I'm hoping you weren't heaven sent, 'cause only hell knows where you've been."
  • "Your built composure's wearing thin."
  • "All your walls are caving in."
  • "I just wanna lift you up."
  • "I'll take all this love I found and I hope that it's enough."
  • "Don't you shut this down, no, don't you give this up."
  • "If we don't bend then this might break."
  • "Dream of me to keep you safe."
  • "Before you came around, I was lost and out of place."
  • "You're the only love I found and I'm hoping that you'll stay."
  • "Please stay."
  • "This isn't violence, this is just a war in my head."
  • "I give it time but it never seems to end."
  • "Don't you try to run right now, 'cause baby I could burn you down."
  • "The second that you walk into a room, I can't help myself from the things that you do."
  • "You're killing me right now."
  • "I think it's time you burn me down."
  • "I love the things we do when it's just me and you."
  • "You're just a ghost of blissful feelings."
  • "I'm losing you to the games in my mind."
  • "I know it's chemicals that make me cling to you."
  • "I need a miracle to get away from you."
  • "I think you're a saint and I think you're an angel."
  • "You give me something to think about that's not the shit in my head."
  • "You're a miracle."
  • "You're a glimpse of bliss, a little taste of heaven."
  • "You give me something to talk about."
  • "I need a miracle to bring me back to you."
  • "I know you're gone now, but I still wait for you."
  • "You walk around like you own the place."
  • "Guess it was all my fault."
  • "I think I let you in."
  • "Never thought that I would feel like this."
  • "Such a mess when I'm in your presence."
  • "It's my soul, it isn't yours anymore."
  • "Darling, you can't stay."
  • "Haven't you heard? I'm not yours anymore."
  • "I think it's time to get out."
  • "You've got it all, but you've got it all wrong."
  • "You're a poor unfortunate soul."
  • "You make it seem that you feel whole so they don't know you're a poor unfortunate soul."
  • "Think you're holy when you're not."
  • "I hate to break it to you baby, but you're simply lost."
  • "Simply calling out sins don't bring you closer to God."
  • "You're just a ghost at most, a set of empty bones."
  • "Searching for anything and everything to make you feel whole."
  • "You're all alone, you poor unfortunate soul."
  • "You just know I'm a poor unfortunate soul."
  • "There's no way that there's weight in the words that you preach."
  • "You contradict your speech."
  • "You're shallow and empty and filled with regret."
  • "Don't think I didn't notice."
  • "You've got it all."
  • "You've got it all wrong."
  • "It's hard to be what you need."
  • "All you ever do is turn me down."
  • "Can you hear me? I'm screaming for you."
  • "Day by day, I'm slowly replaced in your picture frames."
  • "Sick of the lack of signal, sick of the lack of touch."
  • "It's not enough, it's not enough."
  • "Don't blame your death on the shit in your head that you claimed ate you like a virus for days on end."
  • "I watched you decay, watched you waste away."
  • "Who'd you think you'd fool, baby, digging your own grave?"
  • "So go ahead, you just drop dead."
  • "You're trying to fool the whole world."
  • "You can't cheat death when you're digging your own grave."
  • "You're out of line."
  • "Your bridges are burning."
  • "You started a fire and you're burning up."
  • "What you give is what you get and in your case that's nothing but guilt and regret."
  • "I swear I couldn't wait to get you off my chest."
  • "It's hard to find life in something that's already died."
  • "I can't sleep, that's when you're torn away from me."
  • "It's hard to say 'good morning' when it's followed with 'goodbye'."
  • "Just wanted to say 'good night.'"
  • "I'm not ready to say 'good night.'"
  • "Yeah, I need to feel you again."
  • "Here comes the hardest part."
  • "In what world do I go to sleep after you and wake up before you? I don’t even know how it happens."
  • "Well I hope you’re having sweet dreams, and you call me when you wake up."
  • "Darling, don't be so shy."
  • "I'll see you at midnight."
  • "You make my world spin."
  • "I'll wait to see you again."
  • "I know you're dead inside."
  • "I don't feel so lonely."
  • "Darling, don't be so shy, I'll see you at midnight."
  • "In the morning, I hope I see you by my side."
  • "I know you're dead inside, but you make me feel alive."
  • "I'm the one with the ghosts in my bed."
  • "I swear that I'll be fine in the daylight."
  • "It's my head not my heart that's strayed."
  • "I'm sorry I keep pushing you away."
  • "I don't wanna fight."
  • "Why can't you stay?"
  • "I'm up against these things I can't see."
  • "Make me believe."
  • "You struck a match and left me to burn."
  • "I wanna feel something that's not the touch of your breath on my neck."
  • "I wanna feel something that's not the weight of your world in my head."
  • "I shouldn't give in, but I let you win."
  • "I won't let you in."
  • "I know it's warmer where you are and it's safer by your side."
  • "I can't be what you want."
  • "You and I can keep our love alive."
  • "It's cold when we're apart."
  • "I hate to feel this die."
  • "You can't give me what I want."
  • "I can't keep you in these arms so I keep you in my mind."
  • "Can we meet in the middle?"
  • "I've been wondering why you keep feeding me these lines."
  • "You made a fool of me."
  • "You charm me, it's not easy."
  • "You would not believe how the tides have turned."
  • "If I'm gonna play your games, I know there's a price to pay."
  • "I've got the tendency to constantly pay for my mistakes."
  • "I can't pick sides."
  • "You would not believe all the things I've seen."
  • "If I'm gonna lose this game, what's the use in trying to play?"
  • "I shouldn't expect any less but I can't always have my way."
  • "Your doubts of me are constant reminders of why I should stop hoping."
  • "Keep your eyes on me."
  • "I won't let them pull you under."
  • "You'll find what you're looking for."
  • Percy in the beginning of the series: Lonely boy who is bullied by kids at school and by his step dad plus he lives with dyslexia and ADHD. Struggles to fit in and feels isolated
  • Percy in BoO: OMG PANCAKES???!!!! IM GONNA DROWN THEM!!! HAHA LEO IS FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BRO!!!
  • Annabeth in the beginning of the series: Extremely intelligent girl who feels abandoned by her family and needs to be able to prove herself.
  • Annabeth in BoO: OMG!!!!! I LUV PERCY!!! PERSASSY!!111!!! (also piper tho)
  • Piper in the beginning of the series: Really self conscious girl who just wants someone to care about her for who she is.
  • PIper is BoO: literally just charmspeaks people and dates Annabeth. Has a pov but somehow still isn't relevant.
  • Hazel in the beginning of the series: Girl who has been repeatedly shunned for who she is and doesn't seen to fit in. Believes she shouldn't even be alive. Has very mixed feelings about her parents.
  • Hazel in BoO: FINALLY MEETS HADES! But that's not important at all.
  • Frank in the beginning of the series: Dealing with the loss of his mother and being in a new place where he is hardly accepted. His life has also been foretold to be short and a small stick is the only thing between him and death.
  • Frank in BoO: NOPE I'M NOT IN THIS BOOK MY STICK IS IRRELEVANT SORRY FOR ALL OF THE BUILD UP.
  • Leo in the beginning of the series: Boy who hasn't really fit in anywhere before and blames his mom's death on himself finally finds some self worth.
  • Leo in BoO: OMG CALYPSO!!!!! MY GF!!! LADIES LOVE ME! HOES B4 BROS!!!11!!!!1!! BYE!!!
  • Jason in the beginning of the series: WHO AM I?
  • Jason in BoO: WHO AM I? +glasses

impulsivequeen  asked:

(New thing.)I looked out at the lake and sighed. It has been 3 months since I've last seen you. I knew I shouldn't be complaining. At least I got to see you. I remembered what you first told me when I told you I liked you. I thought you were joking about leaving along time but now I see the reality of it. The only reason I was sad was because you wrote me a letter saying you were coming to see me today. I've waited the whole day but you haven't shown. I lied down on the sand and closed my eyes.

The sun dipped down into the horizon, seeming to melt into the lake surrounding Camp Half-Blood. Just as it was about to disappear, however, the light from the sun grew, getting brighter and hotter. In fact, the sun itself seemed to be moving closer.

As it drew closer, it revealed its true form: a convertible, glowing bright red. It parked, and out of the car stepped Apollo. He took his sunglasses off and threw them in the car. Once he saw Dylan, a wide smile grew on his face. “Dylan!”

vampirebowie  asked:

I agree with a lot of the things you post but what confuses me is the existence of prisoner rights groups and such. Why do people advocate freedom/good treatment of those who deserve it least? it's one thing if it's an unjustly imprisoned POC or an impoverished thief but what about murderers, etc? I've seen groups push for them to have internet, game systems, and college education on taxpayer money! Why does that exist? Shouldn't there be a middle ground based on crime committed, or something?

Hi!

Great question. I am a huge proponent of prison reform and prisoner’s rights so you’ve come to the right place.

Prisoner rights groups exist because prisoners are one of the most disenfranchised populations in the U.S. The overwhelming majority of people in prison are people of color and the poor. Once you’ve been convicted of a felony, in almost every state (Maine and Vermont are the lone exceptions) you cannot vote in elections. Wikipedia has some stats:

In 2008 over 5.3 million people in the United States were denied the right to vote because of felony disfranchisement.[5] Approximately thirteen percent of the United States’ population is African American, yet African Americans make up thirty-eight percent of the American prison population.[2] Slightly more than fifteen percent of the United States population is Hispanic, while twenty percent of the prison population is Hispanic.[2] People who are felons are disproportionately people of color.[1][2] In the United States, felon disfranchisement laws disproportionately affect communities of color as “they are disproportionately arrested, convicted, and subsequently denied the right to vote”.[1] Research has shown that as much as 10 percent of the population in some minority communities in the USA is unable to vote, as a result of felon disfranchisement.[1]

Many businesses and government orgs require you to disclose whether you’ve been convicted of a felony. So gainful employment is much, much more difficult to find after you’ve been in prison.

Yes, some felons are murderers and rapists. But lots and lots of them (roughly half of the prisoners in federal penitentiaries) are nonviolent drug offenders who are victims of the “war on drugs,” which is generally just a war on black and brown people. So when you say “I understand wanting rights for unjustly imprisoned POC,” that’s a huuuuuge chunk of the prison population.

Basically, a good deal of imprisonment is unjust. But even more than that, people in prison–even people who did legitimately bad things–deserve a modicum of human decency, because they are human beings.

I once did a piece in my ~professional life~ about how other countries treat their prisoners. In Norway, recidivism (the rate at which people who were previously in prison return to prison) is about 20% - less than a third of what it is in the U.S., and one of the lowest rates in the world. Their prisons are, comparatively, palaces. (I did not write that CNN article, FYI. It was a source I used.) Everyone has their own TV and mini-fridge. Prisoners can fish and swim in the ocean. The guards don’t carry guns and sometimes play soccer with the inmates. Prisoners cook and can get an education. Even murderers.

In 2007, Norway spent $384 million on their prison system. In 2008, the U.S. spent $75 BILLION on theirs.

When you go to prison, you lose your freedom. That is the punishment. You cannot see family and friends, you cannot go wherever you want, you can’t work at your regular job. THAT is the punishment. It shouldn’t be all of those things, PLUS everything else we put our prisoners through. Bad food, risk of violence, abuse from guards, overpriced goods, unjust wages, and general inhumane treatment. Oh, and you can technically enslave them.

Part of why our recidivism rate is so high is because prison does not rehabilitate prisoners and teach them to function in the outside world. Lots of crimes, including violent crimes, are committed because of a lack of alternative options. When you take someone who committed a crime and pull them out of society for a few years and don’t teach them job skills or even how to find a job (something the Internet would be very helpful for in prison!) or any kind of education or basic life skills like how to find an apartment, you are basically asking them to commit another crime and come back to prison, because they have no other choice.

So, yes, prisoners - all prisoners - deserve Internet access and education access. And a game system, if they want. It’s incredibly obvious that what we’re doing now isn’t working. Countries (Norway is a good example, but they aren’t the only ones) who treat their prisoners more humanely are less likely to see those prisoners return.

This is long and rambling, but basically, it’s more humane AND more cost-effective to treat prisoners like adult human beings instead of caged animals. That’s why prisoner rights groups exist.

anonymous asked:

If you, a self-proclaimed intersenctional wlw feminist, can't realize that and understand that people want their forms of representation to have just as much freedom as white heterosexual characters have, then I'm sorry to say you're far from being understanding of the situation. If anything, your response borderlines on being downright selfish and narrow-minded, because you seem to think that Miller, a gay man, shouldn't be allowed to be affectionate the same way Clarke, a bi girl, can be.

Then you didn’t read my response. Miler should be allowed to be as affectionate as he wants. I do understand why people want to see more gay men or why it’s important that Miller is a non-white gay man. I agree, that that representation is extremely important. 

That being said, people can believe that things are important, understand a call for specific types of representation, and also have some logical reasoning as to why they haven’t seen those things yet. Miller and his boyfriend have been seen on screen together maybe twice. Miller and his boyfriend are not regulars. Because he is not a regular, Miller does not actually get a large piece of the storyline. He exists sort of in the background of other stories and every now and then you may see him have some cool involvement or do a little more. 

If that post had said that the person wanted Miller to be a regular so we could see more of him or if that post had said that they wished there were more queer series regulars, or more diverse LGBT characters on the show, or anything of that nature, I wouldn’t have blinked at it. The problem is, that’s not what the post said. The post expressed a lack of understanding for why those two characters hadn’t kissed int he three seconds total of screen time that they have had. While also trying to use the sexual nature of Clarke’s character to (once again) try everything to shame people for liking Clarke and Lexa because now if it can’t be toxic it’s “oversexualized.”

That post I replied to didn’t say “how come Bellamy and Gina got to kiss but Miller and Bryan didn’t?” That post didn’t say “I hope we get to see more of Miller and Bryan’s relationship.” That post knocked another queer relationship as bad representation while knocking this queer relationship and the people that work hard to bring those things to life, and quite frankly, it shows just as much of a “lack of understanding” on your part, and on the maker of that posts part, to not understand why people are happy with Clarke and Lexa, why they don’t want to have girls with sex scenes repeatedly called “oversexualized” and why they still love Bryan and Miller for what they bring to the table, as minor characters that were given the opportunity of being one of the few romantic relationships currently on our show, and a cool chance of diversifying the background romance in a world that should not be shown as heteronormative.

xxser3ndipityxx  asked:

Hey! It's me again~ I just wanted to know if you guys have seen Netizenbuzz's article on Alex's addition to Rania? If anyone's been curious, lots of Koreans have been saying things like "She's pretty..!!". One person even said they think she's "even prettier than Beyoncé." Another thinks she looks like a "top level international model." And one person implied that she shouldn't even be in a Korean girl group because "such a pretty girl will own everyone else." lol It's crazy...

Love it! xD

anonymous asked:

Have you seen GMReal World clip yet? I know the Riley's been in Riley Committee's box but isn't it a little unrealistic, her not knowing about stuff like war or poverty? We know she's book smart, shouldn't book smart person know about those things?

Riley’s always had a tendency towards willful self-delusion that was both encouraged and enabled (and at times even ENFORCED) by the committee. People have tried to deny it for a long time since a lot of that willful self-delusion has been tied to Lucas and the way she conceptualizes/idealizes him and their relationship, but this episode pretty much makes the willful self-delusion irrefutable canon (not that it wasn’t canon af before, but now it’s undeniable).

http://theowldetective.tumblr.com/post/148895782591/wait-a-minute-riley-had-no-idea-that-there-was

anonymous asked:

It baffles me how people can see upstate in a positive light for rilucas. once again, maya's steering the wheel for rilucas, and lucas is shown to be bummed out when she decides that he chose riley, as opposed to one second ago when he was smiling at maya saying ''I did''. Shouldn't he be visibly relieved that maya's out of the way if he never liked her and wanted riley all along like people have been claiming? and why would he be insisting on asking maya what she wants after she gave him riley?

Yeah, I don’t get it at all. I’ve seen quite a few of them say things along the lines of:

“He was obviously going to choose Riley. That’s why he said those nice things to Maya’s mom.”

or

“The only reason he wasn’t more happy when Maya said that he chose Riley was because he didn’t get to say it himself and he was annoyed at her for cutting him off.”

Which, just….no.

The first one is basically insinuating he was buttering up Maya’s mom because he was about to potentially break her daughter’s heart. For people that honestly believe that that was what he was doing, what does that say about Lucas as a character? Also, that (UNPROVOKED) parallel between Shawn’s “I care about your mother” to Maya and Lucas’ “I care about your daughter” to Katy.

Come on now…

And lol at the second justification. If it was Riley and he was annoyed at Maya for stealing his moment, then why in the world did he ask her what she wanted to do, instead of…ya know, taking advantage of Maya’s out of jail free card, acknowledging Riley, and telling her that he chose her. Legit. That last reason makes zero logical sense. It doesn’t add up.

Not to reiterate the point, but why is he asking MAYA what SHE wants to do when she’s handed him over to Riley. If Riley was his choice, there was no reason to ask Maya what she wanted to do. 

But yep. You’re right. Once again, Maya has taken the wheel. She’s steering the ship, just like she’s done countless times before (and will continue to do so). Like I said a while ago, Maya has far more control over this situation than she realizes (or that certain people are willing to acknowledge).

I would actually legitimately be curious to see why rilucas shippers think this episode is a good thing for that relationship, beyond the reasons stated above.