Once upon a time, @cafecliche and I decided to test the theory that no matter what AU you put it into, YOI will translate. Our first inclination was a Professor AU and naturally, the results were disarmingly adorable.
Instead of merely blocking antis, we should spam them with reminders of who was the "irredeemable" one in the original trilogy. Maybe that'll jog their memory of who force-choked their pregnant wife.
…that’s a terrible idea. All that’ll do is fan the flames higher. Look… antis are going to believe what they’re going to believe. You can show them direct evidence or make logical arguments, and none of it will work. It’s pointless. Leave them to it and focus on creating positive content and enjoying our ship.
Hi. I'm having trouble wrapping my head around the idea of how me being anti-zionist while being a Jew means that I'm being antisemetic. I just want you to elaborate your thoughts on this so I can understand better.
I think that most of the time when these situations arise, folks are typically confused with definitions. Let me clear a few things up.
Zionism is the desire for the Jewish people to have peaceful, sovereignty and/or autonomy in their historic, ancient homeland. If you deny this right, the same right of many other peoples around the world, you are promoting an antisemitic argument.
Please note that you can be a very proud Zionist and use that passion to argue that Israel can be better. I personally am very loud in my opposition to the Occupation and other ills of modern Israeli society. I am very loud in my opposition to the government of Israel’s rampant racism. Just like there are many ways to understand various political issues in any country, there is a spectrum of what it means to be a Zionist in the 21st century. From radical left-wing, right-wing to centrist opinions, there is a tangled political web of different ideas regarding Israeli politics just like those that exist in other countries.
I am a Zionist because I believe in the Jewish people, I believe in our rights, and I believe that we can build a better world and a better State.
I honestly do not believe that you are an “anti-Zionist” in my understanding of the word. I believe that you are a concerned Jewish person who does not agree with the Israeli government. Fighting for what you believe in, is one of the most Jewish things that we can do.
As Theodore Herzl said: “Imtir-tzu, Ein zo a-ga-da,” “if you will it, there is no dream”. We have the dream- our own sovereign state. Now let’s encourage our siblings in Israel to make sure that our dreams are truly fulfilled: a Jewish State run on Jewish values of love, welcoming, freedom, and on learning.
I hope that you understand that your voice is important in this conversation, and in the conversation of making Israel the place that we have always dreamed of.
the nerve of fucking white people to use what happens to women of color as proof that they’re ~oppressed~ on here because of shitty internet discourse will always make my blood boil. i don’t care about the nature or type of discourse, but if you’re using the material oppression of women of color, especially lbpq and trans women of color, as fodder for your own arguments, you can jump off a cliff for all i care.
I'm dying at that anon demanding to know why you don't think Shiro and Keith are related; fuck this fandom for expecting people to explain and defend why they don't think a *complete product of fanon* is real, instead of expecting people who inexplicably believe it despite no canon evidence to explain why they *do*- but gee, I guess having to spell out 'They're two Asian males who are very close, but no homo' would make it too obvious how much Blahganes is grounded in both racism AND homophobia
yeah. i really hate that we were literally given a friendship that is supportive and loving and healthy and people are so THREATENED by it they insist on turning it into racism or incest or pedophilia or any other vaguely-constructed buzzword argument they can throw around.
“Then you’d best stop doing it. Don’t think I don’t notice. When you get into character so you can go speak in public or hold your ground in an argument. After all you’ve put me through, do you admire me?”
“Shut the hell your mouth.”
“You know, part of me wishes sometimes that I wasn’t so connected to you, Arch.”
“Well. You get abandonment issues from people just dropping their characters. You know. Lucia, Redright, Tadriella, Ruolin-”
“I don’t need you to remind me of all the people I miss, Jasper.”
“Right. Anyway. It just kind of sucks that you suffer because I can’t put you down.”
“One would argue that I suffer because I’m alive, if that’s the case.”
“One would say you’re a little too optimistic.”
“Someone has to be around here.”
“Why in the name of the Light do you use Shadow the Hedgehog, of all things, as a symbol for yourself?”
“Because he’s cringey and edgy and I am too.”
“That’s not self depreciating at all.”
“Ha! Well, I don’t know. You kind of need to laugh at yourself, not take yourself too seriously, you know? And I used to be super into Sonic, the very first character I ever roleplayed was Shadow the Hedgehog… I have a lot of memories with that piece of shit.”
Jeez, if you were saying something like “This real group of people is inherently evil and irredeemable,” that’d be one thing. But when it comes to fiends and their ilk, they’re completely fictional. If an author writes about a creature that is inherently evil, then that creature is inherently evil. i mean the possibility of inherent evil is one can of worms to open on another day but still youre pretty much in the right regarding that argument
Possibly. I can see why they feel the need to make the argument, but it just comes across as condescending rather than enlightening. Yes, genocide is bad, but we’re talking about fictional incarnations of pure evil. They’re metaphors for the bad things people do with even uglier faces. I’m not going to feel guilty for wanting to make them gone.
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.
Imagine living in a city where there are no monuments, no buildings from before 1970, no proof that you had grandparents or parents, no history at all. Wouldn’t that make you feel like you were just a passing fad, that you could be blown away like leaves?… for any community to feel substantial and able to change without losing themselves, a history is absolutely crucial.
Emma Donoghue, talking about LGBT history and LGBT historical fiction
That post bout how it’s Neurotypical to say it’s polite to say please and thank you to food service workers has blown up, and the main counter-argument seems to be “it doesn’t matter if I say please and thank you anyway, because the workers are serving too many people a day to remember or care, so no u ur ableist”
Jesus fucking Christ, the lady making your coffee is a human being, not a robot. Even if they don’t remember it to their dying day, humans usually feel better if you say some nice or acknowledge their work, as best you can. I can’t believe I’m getting arguments that “service workers shouldn’t care if customers acknowledge them instead of just demanding a service, and workers are unreasonable oppressive jerks if they do care” and people think it’s #woke. Fuck outta here
Ravenclaws get over excited when they talk about things they’re passionate about. It’s they kind of excitement where people either get very annoyed by it very quickly, or become so enraptured by what Ravenclaw is saying that they forget how much time has passed.
It’s funny that “Can Wonder Woman win a fight against Batman” is an actual argument going on because I can cite no less than three examples where Diana kicks the entire Justice League’s asses and I’m not even a strict comics fan??? Diana wins, period, all the time,
The thing about Harry Potter as a character is that he is insanely observant when he actually cares enough to pay attention. Meaning 90% of the stuff he deems unimportant flies over his head, but he makes these huge leaps of logic and intuition when he bothers to focus. Like in the books when it comes to anything relating to Voldemort or Death Eaters or People Not To Be Trusted (Draco, Umbridge). Growing up, he had to be able to see when a situation was going south long before the frying pan or Dudley’s fists came his way. But he also had to be able to ignore and tune out the constant flow of shit and neglect he was treated to.
If you think about it, for all the better aspects of Hogwarts, it still followed this same basic pattern. He had to pay close attention to the things trying to kill him (even classes took a back seat to this), but find a way to ignore and not acknowledge all the rumors and staring and people thinking he’s a prat or the heir of slytherin or a liar. I think this is why the arguments that Harry is a mushroom and notices nothing, and the arguments that he is deductively brilliant can exist side by side. He’s both. It’s also why, in my opinion, he tends to be ridiculously observant of Ginny once he starts to notice her as something important. She barely exists in the early narrative other than Someone to Be Saved. It’s also why Ginny can sometimes feel like she ‘comes from nowhere’ in the narrative. As far as Harry is concerned, she did come from nowhere. The switch in Harry’s brain went from Doesn’t Matter–Ignore to Very Important–Pay Close Attention, and BAM, there she was. Everywhere.