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you know, when Marvel did that shitty plotline about Cap being a Hydra agent (aka a Nazi) I wasn’t pleased, but I saw a ton of activity on my dash about it. People were angry. I think it was trending on Twitter.

personally, as a Jewish girl, I was a lot more hurt when the MCU had Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, two Jewish and Rroma children of Holocaust survivors, whitewashed and volunteer to join Hydra. And when that happened, I never saw a single post about it. No one cared, even though the thing with Cap was a gimmick, and the thing with the twins was outright ignorant anti-Semitism.

I understand that Steve Rogers is everyone’s favorite white guy. I understand. but if you care more about that than the Romanoffs, then I’m not sure you understand much of anything.

I see that the same writer who did Captain America is a Nazi has written Magneto is a Hydra Nazi too. and I see exactly one person on my dash posting about it.

now, maybe it’s my own fault for following the wrong blogs. maybe I expected too much of people, to care about things like this, things that affect Jews.

when I made a post about the Cap thing a few months back, I was yelled at by a Holocaust denier and whined at by a white German who was “tired of being blamed” for history, as though history is not our responsibility, as though history is not always right beside us.

so here is my post about the Magneto-Nazi-Hydra thing: the political climate has been harshly anti-Semitic lately. it’s been anti- a lot of things obviously. but my people’s cemeteries are being destroyed, my people’s places of worship and community are being threatened, I have seen more swastikas this year than I have in the past five, and Marvel just put their single most iconic Jewish character in line with their fictional Nazi order. and one fucking person on my dash is talking about that.

I expected better. I don’t know why I expected better. no one in this modern world seems to know how to treat Jews. are we people of color? are we a minority? are we white? are we all Zionists? what are we and where do we fit?

you don’t need to have all the answers. I know I don’t. it would just be nice to know that someone gives a shit, now of all times, about how my people get represented and treated in the media. there’s been so much anti-Semitism in the news lately, maybe you don’t know what to say. to say about the real news or this Marvel plotline or any of it.

so you know. if you even care at all about something that harms my community much more than everyone’s favorite white guy getting a stupid plotline, could you say something? anything? don’t just “like” a post, it’s useless. if you don’t know what to say, reblog this, reblog something else, I don’t care how you do it, just say something. anything.

please. please say something. we can’t drown out their voices on our own.

anonymous asked:

I have a small favor to ask as I am v confused rn but could you post a brief description of the various gravity falls aus cus I know the names but I don't know what they're about so if you could inform me I'd be grateful please and thanks love~

Okay, this might take a bit.

Transcendence AU 

Essentially, when Bill fails the apocalypse and is dying, he makes one last desperate attempt to survive by trying to posses Dipper without his permission. Dipper fights back and by a hair’s chance manages to push the weakened Bill from his mind, killing the demon. Only, Bill has already rooted himself too deeply into Dipper and all of Bill’s power remains in Dipper, turning him into a demon and forcing him out of the physical plain. Because of his human origin, Dipper is the only demon capable of becoming physical without a rift, although it takes a while for him to figure out how. Now, while Bill was stopped from destroying the world, it was at the cost of the Transcendence. Pretty much the entire world becomes as magical as Gravity Falls and even more dangerous. Dipper becomes known as the demon Alcor and Mabel is his partner in cult bashing partner Mizar. There’s a lot of world building (reincarnation, prejudice against non-humans, monsters in everyday life, thousands of years as Alcor, Uncle Dipper, angels, other demons, awesome new characters, etc…) and overall, the blog is its own fandom that is constantly contributed to. TAU is the largest, most organized, and highest quality AU that I have ever seen. It’s huge. And fantastic. 

Here’s a longer summary.   This is its wiki.    Its TVtropes page.

Demonic Guardians AU -

Here’s the main comic behind it. Demons’ can have one human that if they bond with and protect, will make the demon stronger. There’s a catch though. If the human dies, a part of the demon does too. The stronger the bond between demon and human, the more damage will be inflicted on the demon when the human dies. Not all humans have a demon, and not all demons have a human. A bunch of the cast of GF have demonic guardians, each character having a different level of bond. Bill Cipher is Dipper’s guardian. Mabel’s is Dot Matrix (used to be named Tad Strange; might recognize him as the square with the bowler hat). Gideon’s is Kryptos (the star on top his tent). Stanley has Pi Mo (looks kinda like a coin). Pacifica’s is the Lumberjack Ghost. There’s a whole lot of fan made demons too. The creator is really cool. Outside of Demonic Guardians AU, she’s made the Danny Phantom crossover: You Smell Like Death, the Over the Garden Wall crossover: Garden Falls, and her own really good comic: The Boy Who Fell.

Monster Falls -

Dipper finds a magic stream called Fluvius Cantatis, some stuff happens, and everyone in the town gets turned into monsters. Dipper’s a Deertaur, Mabel’s a mermaid, Wendy’s a werewolf, Stanley’s a Gargoyle, Stanford’s a sphinx, Gideon’s a vampire, Robbie’s a zombie, Soos is a clay homonculus/golem, Pacifica’s a gorgon, Bill’s…human like, etc… This AU is mostly fan art and fanfiction. Sometimes the monster that a character is turned into is different, but this list is what they’re most commonly depicted as.

Reverse Falls -

I have no idea where this AU came from??? All the characters in this have swapped rolls and personalities. Gideon Pines is a kid visiting Gravity Falls with his cousin/best friend Pacifica Pines(or Southeast). While there, they meet the psychic twins Mabel and Dipper Gleeful who run the Tent of Telepathy. The twins are much darker and more powerful than Gideon from Gravity Falls. Will Cipher is an easily terrified Demon who just wants the twins to leave him alone. All the other character’s changes depend on the artist/writer. Robbie and Wendy usually swap. 

Relativity Falls -

This is essentially an age/generation swap. Twins Stanley and Stanford go to spend the summer with their Grauntie Mabel. The main switches are Mabel with Stanley, Dipper with Stanford, Wendy with Dan, Gideon with Bud, Pacifica with Preston, Abuelita(Maria) with Soos, etc… Most of the show is the same, with a few twists and the added personality of having a different character in whatever situation.

Anti-Gravity AU -

Though not to be mistaken for Relativity Falls, Anti-Gravity is also an age swap. Wendy and Soos are young kids who find Journal 3. Mabel and Dipper are teenagers who work for Grunkle Stan at the Mystery Shack. Pacifica has Robbie’s role (dating Dipper, to Wendy’s jealousy). Bud Gleeful takes Gideon’s place as Wendy and Soos’s enemy. Robbie is Soos’s bully. Other than that, all characters stay the same.

Reunion Falls -

Dipper and Mabel are separated at birth: Mabel growing up with their parents in California and Dipper being raised by Grunkle Stan. Eventually, Mabel finds out about Dipper and runs off to Gravity Falls to meet him. Without a twin, Mabel, while still bright and cheerful, is less out going while Dipper, growing up with Wendy and Stan as role  models, is more confident. The AU is the twins getting to know each other and bonding.

Only Child AU -

Mabel is stillborn, making Dipper an only child. Because of his parent’s ever growing grief over losing a child, Dipper is often neglected. Dipper has the same personality as cannon, but it’s buried under self-worth issues, survivor’s guilt, need to be loved, and shyness. He’s a sad child who really just needs a hug. He also knits sweaters; he always wears the red one he made (it looks a bit like Ford’s). The AU is Dipper’s stay at Gravity Falls with Stan and eventually reaches to him growing up and gaining a little sister, baby Mabel (who both he and his parent’s adore). The AU is all art right now, but the creator is eventually going to make a fic for it.

Fright Falls -

Mabel gets turned into a vampire. Dipper gets turned into a werewolf. The AU is their adventures as creatures of the supernatural. There’s a lot of cool art for the AU.

Immortal Pines AU -

Immortal Pines is a comic where Bill kills Mabel and Dipper, only to realize that it wasn’t what he wanted. He brings the twins back to life and makes them immortal by infusing them with his power. This means that they only exist in the dreamscape. The AU is them trying to get back to normal before they become too much like Bill.  The artist is cool.

Twin Demons AU -

Mabel and Dipper are the Demons, while Bill ‘Billi’ is the 12 year old human. Billi is an innocent, if lacking common sense, kid who’s come to Gravity Falls to stay with his Grunkle Stan. The twins are demons with big plans that involve Billi, much to his horror.

Blinded AU 

The Society of the Blind Eye doesn’t wipe Dipper’s memories of the supernatural, they wipe all his memory.  The Society takes him in, indoctrinating him into their ways. Bill visits and uses Dipper as a spy. The AU is an amnesic Dipper living with only the Society and Bill as company.

Apocalypse Falls 

Mabel’s decision in Not What He Seems has catastrophic damage on Gravity Falls. The Shack is destroyed and many people undergo….changes: physical, mental, even death. Dipper gains wings while Mabel’s mind spirals into madness. The AU just got rebooted, so the story-line is unknown at the moment.

  Gravity Rises -

Another swap AU, this time between personality and symbols. Mabel is Pine Tree, the intellectual and mystery obsessed twin. Dipper is Shooting Star, the laid back and creative one. Stan and Ford switch. Pacifica takes Gideon’s role as Crescent Moon, the leader of the Order of the Crescent Eye (Bill’s cult). She’s a sociopath and the main antagonist. Gideon takes Pacifica’s role as Lone Wolf, the rich kid turned anti-hero. Terrifying with his magic, even Bill is wary of Gideon. It’s a cool AU that’s very different from the show even though it’s partially a personality swap.

Joseon AU -

An AU where Gravity Falls takes place in the Joseon Kingdom in Korea. Everyone wears traditional clothing of the time period and place of the Joseon Kingdom. The AU is mostly fan art.

Coven AU -

Mabel and Dipper are the apprentices of Grunkle Stan in a wold where magic is common. Bill’s a magic cat.

Gravity Keys  -

In this AU, Gravity Falls is set in Key West, Florida. Mabel has a chicken instead of a pig, but other than that, most things stay the same.

Church AU -

It’s Gravity Falls, but in a church. Bill is a demon. Bill is in the Church. Dipper is just so angry at Bill. Things don’t go well.

Kitten Dipper AU -

Dipper finds a comb that has a cat shaped handle. When he brushes his hair with it, he gets turned into a kitten! The AU is Dipper the cat.

Carnivàle Falls 

It’s the 1930s. Mabel and Dipper go to stay with their Grunkle Stan at his traveling freak show. Gideon is a faith healer. The Dust Bowl is a problem.

Spy AU -

Stan and Ford are spys with Fiddleford building their gadgets. They’re trying to take down the Cipher Organization.

Camp Cipher -

Gravity Falls, but as a summer camp. The teens are counselors while all the kids are campers. Nice art.

Never Human AU 

Stanley Pines was stillborn, replaced with a Fae or Changeling. When in Fae mode, Stan had six glowing green eyes. There’s some angst of Stan learning to deal with the fact that he’s a monster and not actually related to his family. It’s later revealed that Dipper is also Fae, which really freaks him out. Mabel is super accepting, so everything turns out fine. It’s a really great AU with fantastic fics and art.

Ghost Stan AU -

Stan is a level 10 ghost. It’s awesome, and Stanley makes a great ghost. There’s a lot of sad. Stan’s dead. The AU has a whole bunch of fanfiction and fanart.

Joml AU/Grim AU -

Stanley befriends the Grim, omen of death. As soon as Ford finds out what Stan’s done he freaks out because, well, Stanley has the omen of death as his pet. Really cute and funny AU. Got some angst too though. Also, Stan makes his own journal.

Frankenstan AU -

Stanley dies pre-portal opening. Ford, being the idiot that he is, bring Stan back to life Frankenstein style with the help of Fiddleford. This includes digging up Stan’s body. It’s also got a mystery trio vibe going for it. 

Thinking of Bioshock Infinite

So the past two days I’ve been replaying Bioshock:Infinite out of boredom.

It’s a high class of bullshit that we are supposed to:

1. Root for a “protagonist” anti-hero who is literally trying to kidnap a naive girl to “wipe away his debt”

2. Be okay with Dewitt’s nonchalant attitude towards racism and segregation in Columbia (telling Elizabeth “it’s the same down there (continental US) when she asks why things are like this)

3. In his little loading card screen he thinks Elizabeth has too many feelings about the people of Shantytown. “Feelings that can get you killed”.

4. Suprised that his other timeline self helped Slate liberate the people with the Vox Populi.

5. Hearing an audio log basically of Dewitt admitting he only helped liberate Shantytown because he needed help finding the girl to wipe away his debt.

6. The Lutece’s apparently faking their deaths to go timeline hopping and are just patiently trying to guide Dewitt no matter how badly he fucks up.

7. Wounded Knee. The entire thing. All of the references pissed me off.

8. Booker saying “maybe the world needs people like Daisy Fitzroy” to save them from people like him - then proceeds to call her a monster a few chapters later.I guess Booker was comfortable with their silent protests and suffering (as today’s world) and then when it inconveniences him (airship is stolen) he’s not with it.

9. It’s super sad Mr.Lin is kidnapped and killed and his Chinese wife May Lin is left alone, but in the next world when Lin marries a white woman and invokes white privilege it’s a tragedy he’s dead and they shouldn’t have jumped timelines.

10. It’s sad that the people of color in Columbia are essentially enslaved and Elizabeth thinks singing a song and handing a kid an apple is going to release them of their oppression- but the moment Daisy has weapons to arm her people and is taking their freedom back - it’s a problem and she needs to be stabbed in the back with a pair of scissors by the precious white lamb. Who then proceeds to make Daisy’s death all about her and her own feelings - nevermind the people who in the first scene of the game were being subject to a public beating masked as a carnival game…the countless propaganda…the seizure of rights in Shantytown (there was a fucking barbed wire fence around a tomatoe grove that had been seized from the vox…people are hungry and dying…) 

There’s a few more and of course after I beat the ghost of Elizabeth’s (kind of ) mother so she can take the hand and pretend to be her mother since she began wearing her clothes after she murdered a woman who was liberating her people to keep white supremacy intact…I’ll probably think of more things to update this list with,

i do sometimes wonder if david lynch could go through a whole film or ep without sexualizing women or causing violence towards them, you know just wondering what is up with him writing women being abused over and over again, i mean sure it happens. i know first hand it does, but does he really have to show it at every turn he gets. do his females characters get more? they deserve more than that

So, in 4x01 Barry was really out of it. A lot of the things he was saying were things from his past, yet some of the things he said made absolutely no sense, like his lines about stars and them melting like ice cream and this house is bitchin’. And what an amazing job Grant Gustin did playing crazy Barry, too. Damn, that man can act. 

One thing I noticed when on youtube rewatching the clips was that because Barry said, “We’re going to need more diapers”, the WA stans went nuts thinking this means the Tornado Twins are coming. I really don’t think that will actually happen. I could be wrong, and if I am, I will probably have to quit watching, because I have never been a fan of kid arcs on TV. The only two I’ve ever enjoyed were Trixie in Lucifer and Henry in OUAT, but Angel’s totally ruined the idea of characters having kids for me and it doesn’t look like they’re handling it too well on Arrow with Oliver and William either.

So, as to why I don’t think it will happen: first, it can always just be passed off as part of Barry’s ramblings. A lot of what he said really did not make sense and a line like that can easily be forgotten about. Yes, it was probably a reference to the Tornado Twins, but you know, they also referenced the Trial of the Flash when they had Barry say he was innocent and didn’t kill anyone. The Trial of the Flash was also given an Easter egg in season one when Barry was running through time and saw himself in prison. Have we actually seen the Trial of the Flash, though? No, we have not, and we probably never will because the writers don’t want to go any darker than they did last season and the Trial of the Flash would definitely be a dark arc if it was done and Grant once said in an interview when asked about it after the first Easter egg that if it happened, it would probably take a whole season to resolve. A whole season of Barry in prison? Yeah, maybe if they want the show to be canceled. They have given many Easter eggs from things in the comics and never done anything with them. It’s just a shoutout to that part of the comics. They reference Green Lantern all the time on Flash and Arrow, two of the biggest being on Flash where Barry told Snart that Ferris Air was closed down because one of their test pilots disappeared and the other being when he was on Earth Two, Earth Two Barry and Iris’s phone had Hal Jordan in their contacts. The second one also referenced Batman and Wonder Woman, because two other contacts were Bruce and Diana. Batman is also referenced all the time on Supergirl, occasionally on Flash, and Arrow just plain steals Batman’s plot lines. Wonder Woman was also referenced last season on the Flash when we saw the villainess Cheetah locked up in Argus. But do you guys think we will ever honestly see Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern? At this point, I doubt it. Another Easter egg we got was Bart Allen last season when Barry had amnesia and wanted to be called Bart. But with how the show already has a surplus of speedsters, I doubt they’ll actually bring in Bart. The audience is tired of too many speedsters. They have also done shout outs to the comics, but not actually done them the way they were done in the comics. Like Barry’s time remnant running around the magnetar and dying being a reference to Crisis on Infinite Earths, just like Flash Missing: Vanishes in Crisis is a reference to that comic, as well. Not to mention that Flashpoint was nothing like comic Flashpoint. So, why is it we would get all of these Easter eggs, have none of them actually happen or at least not happen the way they’re supposed to, and the WA stans think that they’re actually getting the Tornado Twins?

The twins weren’t even that important in the comics. If you ask me, they were a plot device used to bring in Bart that didn’t even make any sense. Barry had the twins with a future version of Iris in the 30th century, went back to his century, died stopping the anti-monitor, and when he came back, the twins were dead after fighting the dominators.

And even if the references were real things, who’s to say they’ll actually come true? Let’s not forget that Iris was supposed to die last season according to the future, but the future changed. The future is not fixed. Even if Barry saw a potential future where he was arrested for murder or one where he had children, who’s to say that will actually happen on the show and it’s not just the writers giving a little nod to the comics? We don’t even know if the WestAllen wedding is going to last. While it’s been teased that they will get married, it has also been teased that the challenge is to keep them married. So, who’s to say they won’t divorce? And then if they divorce, there can be no Tornado Twins.

Bringing in the twins would also be a useless plot line. I mean, seriously, now Barry has to spend all of his time taking care of a couple babies rather than out being a superhero, which is what we’re actually here to watch? That’s part of the reason why I hated the kid arc on Angel. Angel was no longer fighting crime when he was taking care of a baby all day. It annoyed me. Plus, they’ve already done the kid arc on Arrow, why bring one onto Flash, too? And on top of it, I doubt most people would want to see Barry and Iris having kids anyway. My mom told me she wouldn’t like watching that because of how young they are. They are still in their twenties; that’s no time to be having kids in my personal opinion, especially when you work as a superhero, which is really dangerous. There’s a reason Oliver didn’t want his son in his life because of the life he leads.

So, yeah, I bet the line won’t even be revisited. If they revisit anything, it’ll be the fact that Barry was writing this house is bitchin’ in the speed force language. Everything else was either a line from the past, an Easter egg, or gibberish.

someone: you should expect violence and dark themes in david lynch’s work

me: *thinking about how sweet and caring dale cooper, lucy, andy, hawk and harry are and how they are warm, honest people. also thinks about how much audrey cared for laura and how she risked her life to find out what happened to her, also thinks about how this show has cherry pie and shelly and norma”