they said in a really really polite way

Guys how depressing is it how young Azula was?

see I watched Avatar before I turned fourteen, so I never realized just how YOUNG fourteen is. Now I realize how fucked UP it is for a fourteen year old girl to be manipulating, threatening, and killing people.

Like she’s this brilliant little political strategist, she’s blackmailing and lying to people and starting coups and she’s powerful and talented…

But she’s also really, really fucked up, like, remember when you were fourteen?

You were just a kid, really, you just started high school, you had acne and you said painfully embarrassing things and watched anime.

What was Azula doing?

Well argue that she’s evil, but she wasn’t born like that.

She was made that way.

Unlike Zuko, her personality took their father’s bullshit the OPPOSITE way.

She became what daddy wanted and that made her want his approval more than anything and guess what that brought her?

Misery and mental instability and the inability to connect to others.

Now Zuko’s character development is the greatest development ever written.

But hers is damn close because they HIT THE SAME POINT but Zuko hit it and realized oh shit…my dad sucks.

And Azula hit it and thought I need to become better. I need to become perfect. I’m the problem not daddy.

But she could never be perfect, you see, the world doesn’t go according to your plans, and your father doesn’t love you and won’t, because he’s using you as a pawn and your BROTHER realized this before you.

Your brother decided he wouldn’t be your father’s tool anymore.

I think one of the greatest scenes was when Azula was mangling her own hair.

Like that scene where she imagines her mother…

Earlier she had said “my own mother thought I was a monster” and then looked solemn…but light heartedly brushing it off by saying “she was right of course.”

But that always seemed to me like a quick cover.

Like me when I say “so I’m complete scum…how’s your day?”

You laugh off the things that hurt most.

Maybe she thought her mother hated her because she acted like her father.

Maybe she grew to resent her mother because she loved Zuko more for his compassion and the fact that they were probably more alike than she and her father.

It’s kinda common, actually, for a parent to be more fond of the child that more closely resembles them, it’s an ego thing.

Maybe she subconsciously knew that her father was more like her, but that he doesn’t truly love ANYONE cuz he’s an ass, and she told herself that his approval was enough.

But she didn’t get AFFECTION from him like Zuko got from their mother.

So in that scene where she sees her mother being affectionate but mocking as she tells her she looks lovely, maybe that’s all of her insecurities come back to haunt her.

It’s just.

Avatar is amazing.

Azula being 14 and THIS FUCKED UP.

Like incredible, you will never hate a villain more than Ozai.

He fucked up nations and fucked up his own family, and by all rights Aang should’ve killed him, like you wanted that to happen…but then he doesn’t.

And you realize Aang is a damn monk and all of these people, even if they can’t be saved, deserve compassion.

Azula, I believe, was saved. Zuko had more compassion for her, as he always did, than she ever had for him, but in a way, it’s really not her fault.

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EXCLUSIVE: Sterling K. Brown Says Marvel’s 'Black Panther' Isn't Just an Action Film: 'It's Socially Relevant'
The 'This Is Us' star opened up to ET about the long-awaited superhero epic and the 'provocative questions' it raises.

“This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown is headed to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with his role in the upcoming Black Panther film, and the Emmy-winning star says the long-awaited action epic is more than just a simple superhero story.

Brown, whose casting was announced earlier this week, said that the script “is absolutely fantastic,” and raises some “really provocative questions.”

“It is politically astute. It is incredibly socially relevant,” Brown told ET at the 2017 Film Independent Filmmaker Grant and Spirit Award Nominees Brunch in Los Angeles on Saturday.

“It’s not just an action film; it addresses the climate today of Africans and African-Americans — across the country and across the world — in a way that people will really be excited about,” he added.”

i wish gender was as simple as a lot of mainstream radical feminist conceptions of it were because like itd just be sooooo easy to say “yeah im perceived as a man so obviously im effectively a man” but like it really just doesnt work out. like of course theres something 2 be said for the ways in which gendered self-determination doesnt rly affect your relatively fixed social stratification and how the treatment you receive and your places within various structures & institutions dont rly reflect your inner gender identity, but those dont rly embody the only ways gendered alienation & violence manifest, and i dont really know if there is a cut-and-dry line where institutional violence starts and stops based on gender either. im also not really a fan of the mind-body duality that the “real gender vs inner gender” disparity employs and i hate the socio-biological determinism at its political foundation but like…………… if were refuting the idea that “physical” doesnt have a monopoly on materiality then we have to understand that everything is material, including the socially constructed biological material ? and that we may occupy material spaces that we dont necessarily have control over and that dont determine how we conceive ourselves ?

i don’t understand

1. what is wrong with politely saying someone’s character reminds you of someone else

2. why the fuck you gotta be so aggressive about it

like… you’re really worried about feeling unoriginal, so you’re avoiding all information about… anything similar to your work?.. and acting like someone accuses you of stealing when all they said was it reminds them of another character? that sounds really stupid, good luck sitting in your uncreative bubble where your ideas seem 100% original to you

personally, i know that i created my original content myself, so i’m pretty confident about it, i don’t feel like i’m “omg so unoriginal” when i see anything similar

actually i try to analyse where i got ideas for certain parts of my characters, and there are usually a lot of things i was inspired by (stole?) consciously or not. there’s nothing wrong with that? there are a lot of artists in the world, chances are your idea has a lot of similar ones, and i get it, you wanna shut your ears and never hear about it… for some reason, but i’d be happy to know what my stuff reminds you of

i especially don’t like how in tags and reblogs everyone’s like “don’t ever do this to any artist fuck you if you do”, ok dude how about you speak for yourself only? cause i’m always happy to hear about how my art reminds them both of something i was inspired by and look up to, and something i’ve never seen but since it’s somewhat similar to my stuff, there’s a good chance i’ll like it

Coming Out To My Grandad

Okay, so. Last night I went to see a certain Marvel film with this girl I really, really like. We had coffee beforehand and ate afterwards, spending ages just talking to each other about our lives and families etc. My grandad just recently got a new car so insisted on dropping me home. He arrived, met the girl and told me that she was very polite and pretty. In the car, I managed to tell him that I had a crush on her. He said, “Really? Are you going to grow up to be a lesbian?” (laughing in a nice way). After five minutes or so, I blurted out “I’m gay.” to him. My heart was beating so much, I wanted to vomit. He then said, “I could kind of tell judging from the way you were looking and smiling at her.” And started to tell me that his niece - a cousin I haven’t met - was a lesbian who got married last year after Ireland’s marriage referendum. He then asked me how I realised I was gay which then brought me to having a twenty minute conversation with him about my ex boyfriend, my first girlfriend and about the girl I was crushing on. Basically, my elderly grandfather took my coming out better than I did. If this little anecdote helps even one person come out to their grandparents, I’ll die happy. 💕

anonymous asked:

Yo when u gon write a new chapter for shooting stars n shimmering waves like help a girl out with fic 😓😩

Well first of all, that’s not a very polite way to ask for a fic update… That being said, I’m sorry for taking a break from the fic, I really want to update it but I’ve had a lot going on with school and life. I’m also really, really stuck with the opening scene scene of the 3rd chapter. I hate how it’s going so far. Everything I tried to write sounds bad™

And honestly, it’s been so long that I kind of want to make some major tweaks on the first two chapters first and experiment with POV—several people I talked to when I was first starting out with fic writing discouraged me from writing it in 2nd person but I think that comes more naturally to me and it might help get my creative juices flowing again.

Anyway, I’ll probably be ready to get back to the fic around April. In the meantime I hope to post that wedding singer & photographer AU one-shot that I’m almost done with :)

narcoticisms  asked:

Boops the nose of his mask in an awful way to offer him flowers. How polite.

flowers… and yet he hadn’t performed yet.  jhin didn’t really know how to take this, and yet he held the flowers in his hands and said nothing. 

his dark gaze fell to the roses in his grasp, red. how fitting. 

 ‘ i take it you will not stay for the performance, then? it really is a shame. i am rarely a man for gaudy displays, but tonight’s act is rather… volatile. ‘ 

French in revolutionary and post-revolutionary France

I got a couple of requests to write about this subject, so here you go!

So. French. Today it’s pretty much synonymous with France and vice versa. There are, of course, many francophone countries and regions in the world, but for many people, the two are inseparable. In France, just under 90% of the population are native French speakers and the rest are generally fluent. (Compare to the US, where 80% of the population speaks English at home and only ¾ of the remaining people are fluent in English).

French is the official language France, but although French dominates every aspect of the government today, this was not always true. It was only by the alienation of the many other languages spoken in France, that the French language was able to become synonymous with the state. The position of power in which French finds itself is the result of a long history of eliminating various other linguistic identities in France prior to the revolution in order to create a unique national identity. 

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“Remus!” You shouted before he could leave the room. You were really shy and you didn’t want to ask him to tutor you in front of his friends, Merlin only knew the implications they would make. You saw him tell his friends to move on before he made his way towards you.

“Did you need something (y/n)?” He asked politely. You were slightly taken aback by the fact that he knew your name. You’d never really spoken to him despite both of you being in the same year. “Um, Professor Slughorn said that, well first of all I’m failing potions, so Slughorn said that I should probably ask you to tutor me and I was wondering if you could? That is if you’re not too busy.” Everything came rushing out before you could pause to let him reply.

You were clearly nervous, you were ringing your hands together trying to find someway not to burst out again. You saw him smile when he noticed your nervousness and it put you slightly at ease.

“Yeah, of course, it’s no problem.” He said as a some what goofy smile spread across his lips. “What do you need help with?” He asked.

“Well, everything really, I keep causing explosions in case you haven’t noticed.l you meant it as a joke, but there was plenty of truth behind it. He smiled either way. "Alright, well we can meet in the library after classes end.” He offered and you smiled gratefully. “Yeah, that’d be perfect, thank you.” He smiled at you warmly as he made his way back out of the classroom.

You couldn’t help the blush that spread across your cheeks as you gathered your things, you were going to be spending the afternoon with your crush since 2nd. You were both excited and nervous at the thought.

Today my boss was telling us how he’s been mistaken for gay multiple times in his life. It’s never offended him, but he’s never understood WHY people think he’s gay. He said one time back in college, someone was surprised he had a girlfriend and they said they thought he was gay. When he asked why, they said because of the way he acted. He asked them to elaborate and basically what they said is he was really nice and polite with people and just a sweetheart. After he told us this, he was like, “SINCE WHEN IS NOT BEING AN ASSHOLE A GAY THING? Like is being nice too feminine and therefore assumed gay? Do I have to be rude to be masculine and straight? What is it?” He looked at me, because he knows I’m queer and I shrugged and said, “Straight people are weird.”

But really. This is the kind of stuff some people say. Like our society really thinks this way sometimes. I’m forever face-palming at the ignorance.

CAN YOU IMAGINE THE UNTIL DAWN GUYS PLAYING CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY

Josh loved the big black dick card, hating when he didn’t get that in his pile or someone else gets to use it.
Chris would laugh at everything no matter what it said and always find funny ways to use different cards.
Mike wouldn’t be that great at it, trying too hard with his answers and end up using cards that really aren’t that funny.
Matt wouldn’t get much of a kick out of it but when he played with everyone he would boss it!
Ashley and Hannan would get embarrassed all the time and blush a lot,sometimes going for more obvious answers and not really playing it to offend anyone. Hannah would go more political while Ashley would go for boring cards about the teletubbies.
Emily would kick ass. She would he a very good opponent to Josh and would get very competitive with each other. She would get so angry if her card wasn’t chosen, shooting down the winners card.
Jess would just sit and laugh at everyone’s answers getting to a point where she wouldn’t be paying attention to her own cards.
Beth would take it way too seriously and get angry when people didn’t choose her card or be the one like “Well didn’t you find that card funny?”
Sam would be stood in the corner, shaking her head at all of her dorks.

I recently came across a discussion on YouTube between two anti-social justice commentators in which one of them (who is very well known in the atheist community *cough*) made an offhand comment about how he is bisexual. Let me be clear, I think both of these individuals are very toxic, but the other person’s response to him coming out was very telling. They had both been making fun of people’s sexual orientations, but the one basically said “oh by the way, I actually am bisexual.” And the other’s response was disbelief. He said, “Wait, are you joking?” Watching his reaction as he desperately tried to work through all of his biphobic prejudice in that instance was really interesting because you can tell he was trying to see where his anti-sj friend fit into that and it was really challenging his stereotypes about LGBTQ people. They both regularly occupy spaces where mocking people based on their sexual orientation or social beliefs is the norm, so seeing that his friend who he politically aligns himself with also fit into a marginalized group he makes fun of said a lot about the way those people dehumanize marginalized folks. For a split second he had to shift the framework in which he views bisexuals from being people he mocks to being someone he respects and cares about. It was really fascinating tbh.

Sometimes I think people forget that 5sos are literally young boys? The youngest, Luke, just recently turned 19 and the oldest, Ashton, is 21 I think. They’re not grown yet; they’re still learning. Since they made all those homophobic and sexist tweets they have matured a lot, but they still aren’t completely grown. They’re being educated and changing their ways and apologizing for the things they’ve said. I’ve never met them but from what I’ve heard they’re very polite to their fans. They also right really empowering songs that help out a lot of kids. They even wrote a song about consent!! They get a lot more shit than they really deserve because of their fandom and because as soon as they try to apologize and make up for things they’ve done yall suddenly can’t read. They’re trying to change but y'all won’%t let them cause y'all so focused on shit they said like 2 years ago. And people are butthurt because they’re not punk. So fuck what? They never said they were. And punk is a huge ass umbrella term that encompasses a lot of different sounds. Yall are childish. Leave these boys alone they’re not even adults yet.

When you speak Korean to them for the first time

You’re dating but you are a foreigner and learning Korean.


Baekhyun:

After watching you stumble over the words and get mad at yourself, he laughs and gets shy as he thought it was cute that you were trying so hard for him.

Chanyeol:

He doesn’t really know what to say after you finish because he was impressed at how well you pronounced everything. He ends up just nodding and giving you a thumbs up

Chen:

Laughs at you because the first thing you said to him in Korean was “You’re ugly and I hate you” as a joke.

D.O.:

After butchering and mispronouncing every word, he doesn’t know how to say you sucked while still being polite.

Kai:

He gets really turned on by hearing you speak his language perfectly.

Kris:

After he doesn’t understand what you tried to say.

“Let’s just talk in English”

Lay:

He gets really happy that you’re doing this for him, even if you still have a long way to go.

Luhan:

Doesn’t understand how you can speak Korean so well after one month of tutoring, but doesn’t question you.

Sehun:

Doesn’t have any clue what you just said but acts cute to avoid any conflict

Suho:

Laughs at how awful you are but then offers to hire the best tutor in Korea for you.

Tao:

Also sucks at speaking Korean so he can’t complain.

Xiumin:

He thinks it’s adorable when you stutter over the harder words and can’t contain himself because he thinks you’re so cute.

i had to the bother the cashier for like a million and one things at the gas station and i felt really bad about it and thought he’d be annoyed but as i was leaving he said ‘your way of speaking is so soft and polite. it’s nice, i never see that around here.’ that felt really nice to hear? i’m happy today is gonna be a good day

You all want to know why i don’t like Madison? I was in Miami in June of 2014 with some friends (i’m from Brazil) and we decided to go to a pool party there and we saw the Jacks, Carter and along with them was Madison. Me and my friends as fans started freaking out bacause we had NO IDEA the jacks were in Miami but we decided to first calm before talking to them. When we aproched them, in a very polite way, we asked if we could take a picture, that were all really sweet unless Madison that kept starring at us like we were sluts. After taking the picture i saw that it was REALLY blurry and asked that if it possible to take another one, as we were international fans and that would probably the last time we would meet them. And Madison looked at the boys and told us: “no they can’t. We actually have to go”. And the Jacks looked at her and said to us: Sure, let’s take another one. So this is it. I’ve never had nothing against her until that day. (Sorry if my english is bad, it’s not my first language)

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How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Became the 'Notorious RBG' | Rolling Stone

We chatted with @rollingstone.com about RBG’s feminism, optimism, and humor.

“So would you call her an optimist, then? It sounds like she really believes she’s going to convince her fellow justices of her point of view.

SK: I think she is in a lot of ways. She’s said she writes dissents for "a future age.” And even if she is not able to convince the current justices on the Supreme Court to go her way on every case, I think she really does believe that the Court, while it doesn’t care about the weather of the day, it cares about the climate of the time. So she sees things moving forward, and I think she really does believe that the arc of the moral universe bends toward justice.

IC: She also believes that social change doesn’t come from the Court. With the same-sex marriage case, she would say that’s an example of first there being cultural and social change. I think she really thinks that social movements cause change, and the Court catches up. And she thinks her role in the Seventies was to help the Court catch up. So I think she’s an optimist in the sense that she thinks there will be progress outside the Court, and inside the Court she’s made it her practice to assume everyone’s good intentions. That is often challenging for people with strongly held views.

SK: One of the pieces of advice she gives her clerks is not to dismiss the opposing side’s arguments. She thinks it’s really important to put your adversaries’ arguments in the best light possible, and then knock them down. “

Excuse me for writing this very late, but even though I’ve watched TWD from day one, Richonne has just really hit me hard in the last month so I’ve been thinking about what Andrew said at SDCC.

While I don’t doubt it’s his mom that said what he said she did cause it’s easy to see why she feels that way, he clearly co-signs those thoughts as he mentioned. 

But, what really strikes me is him saying “the political balls” to do Richonne. Like, it’s clear Andrew is aware that the only reason Rick and Michonne aren’t together isn’t because of some lack of chemistry or lack of compatible or it not making sense to the story, but because the people in charge don’t have the political balls to do the thing. Andrew, and his mother, are saying almost plainly that the only reason Richonne isn’t show canon is because of race (because what other issues politically would come up here?). 

It amazes me he said that and it amazes me that he said it in front of fans and press, but it’s glorious that he did. 

Out of everyone on the show Rick and Daryl are the least likely to get killed. They are the least disposable. While I would love to say that it’s a big duh that Michonne is third in the holy trifecta of “not going to die”, I never say that Black women characters aren’t disposable because so many times we see they are, even when in the position of leading lady. I *hope* Michonne is one of the characters that only goes if the show ends or Danai vocally wants out. I’d like to say Carol (who is my fave), Glenn, Carl and Maggie, and to an extent Morgan, might stay for a bit (I like the other newbies a lot too just that I can see the show offing them in a big dramatic thing). 

But back to my point. Andrew is safer than Danai in being able to speak out about Richonne and any reason why they aren’t happening. He’s the safest out of all the cast in terms of character position and privilege. If Danai had said what Andrew said, I think the framing around those words would have went way differently from fans and the media. Andrew is great for saying what he did. Not just because I like Richonne, but because he was able to use his position to say what needed to be said while shielding Danai from any backlash. I like that.