Now that the episode aired I just…god do I love Tanuma and Taki.
They are so perfect. Literally, I am not joking, they do everything right. They are such nice kids.
I mean, when they first realized that the kid in front of them was Natsume they just bent down and were as gentle as possible and they were as nice as could be to him. And they were even more gentle because Natsume’s a kid and doesn’t know them, and they handled the situation so nicely!
They made sure he was comfortable and let him call them Tanuma-san and Taki-san even though it was weird for them but it made Natsume feel bad to call them anything else so it was okay!! They let him call them that and it was great. And they even helped to jog his memory a bit and told him about times they were together and it was so cute!
When they were at Tanuma’s house, Taki had fun with Natsume and kind of played with him to cheer him up and make him feel less worried and more comfortable and it was adorable??? Like with the onions making her cry and telling the others to run, and to her saying playing tag with them was fun. And the cupcakes! She gave little Natsume cupcakes and he looked so happy when he saw them and that was the cutest thing!
But Tanuma, god did I love how Tanuma handled it. He was calm and reassuring even though he was clearly worried out of his mind. I mean, the poor boy nearly had a heart attack when he saw Natsume try to peel a potato with that giant knife. He kind of took charge of the situation and made sure that Natsume didn’t get hurt or frightened and he did such a good job at letting Natsume know that they were friends.
I just, god do I love Taki and Tanuma and how they’re both such good friends to Natsume.
To all my overachievers who don’t get praise from parents and loved ones anymore because it’s just expected of you to do well: I’m proud that you passed that test, I’m happy you graduated with honors, I love that you try your hardest all the time.
I know sometimes the lack of support and encouragement from those whose opinions matter the most to you can be disheartening, but keep pushing through and being the amazing person you are.
Not wanting to take away from all the Jewish ire currently directed towards Sean Spicer because of his idiotic comments about how Assad is worse than Hitler because at least Hitler never used chemical weaponry on his own people, but I would just like to state for the record that he’s also still one hundred percent wrong, even after his mind-boggling clarification about “Holocaust centers”. (read: death camps.)
Please never forget that before there were death camps, Hitler was still using chemical weaponry against his people. Nazi programs geared towards the chemical sterilization and “euthanasia” of the disabled predate the death camps – partially because the technology that was to be installed in the camps was first tested on disabled subjects. When they realized they were going to want to kill more than just disabled children (which was what they’d been doing using chemical injections, starvation, etc.) they started experimenting with mass murder methods, such as gassing, on larger sections of the disabled population.
Sean Spicer’s comments about the Holocaust fit into preexisting Nazi narratives about how Jewish Germans weren’t “real” Germans – and they fit into narratives about how disabled Germans weren’t real Germans, either, or even real people.
(And, of course, there’s a lot of overlap between disabled victims of the Holocaust and Jewish ones, along with all the other minorities targeted by the Nazis.)
female reproductive autonomy is an urgent political issue. demanding that autonomy is not “oppressive” or “exclusionary” or somehow harmful to people who will never have to panic over a missed period, never have to risk an unsafe illegal abortion, never have to know the pain, fear, & shame of being told that your body is not your own, just a means to a reproductive end.
how dare you. how dare you mock “cis women” for being concerned about abortion. how deluded are you to believe that being born a member of the female sex (& not disowning that femaleness) is a privilege. god, i hope one day you feel all the shame you should feel today