underdevelopment

maggie was kicked out when she was 14 and there were maybe two lines discussing it. meanwhile mon el being jealous of kara got like three entire scenes devoted to it, it was discussed to the point where it felt like i was just watching the same scene over and over again. this show doesnt even try to hide the fact that it will never value wlw relationships or give them the same treatment that its gross abusive het ships get. sanvers have been dating for three months and get a quick kiss. karamel get together for the first time and are given a full on makeout scene on the couch. im so tired of feeling like an afterthought and only being given a handful of scenes that feel rushed and underdeveloped.

supergirl has done amazing things for lgbt representation and i dont want to seem ungrateful, but theres still so much more it needs to improve on

independent.co.uk
Ireland just became the world's first country to stop investing in fossil fuels
Bill will drop coal, oil and gas investments from Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

Ireland has voted to be the world’s first country to fully divest public money from fossil fuels.

The Irish Parliament passed the historic legislation in a 90 to 53 vote in favour of dropping coal, oil and gas investments from the €8bn (£6.8bn) Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, part of the Republic’s National Treasury Management Agency.

The bill, introduced by Deputy Thomas Pringle, is likely to pass into law in the next few months after it is reviewed by the financial committee.

“This principle of ethical financing is a symbol to these global corporations that their continual manipulation of climate science, denial of the existence of climate change and their controversial lobbying practices of politicians around the world is no longer tolerated,” Mr Pringle said.

“We cannot accept their actions while millions of poor people in underdeveloped nations bear the brunt of climate change forces as they experience famine, mass emigration and civil unrest as a result.”

Once enacted, the bill would force the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund to sell its investment in fossil fuel industries over the next five years.

In 2015, Norway’s sovereign pension fund divested from some fossil fuel companies, but not all.

Typical Traits of Venus in the Signs

Where is Venus placed by zodiacal sign in your chart? Learn what Venus, the planet of luck, love, vision, expansion, and plenty, means in each sign of the zodiac.

ARIES:

  • flirt by being up-front, direct, and even daring 
  • aura of innocent charm, even when they are being childish and impatient
  • addicted to the chase and the intense passions of the moment


TAURUS:

  • possessive in love, and threatened by fast-paced, high-energy situations in the context of relationships
  • very physical lovers, with a great appreciation for scents, sounds, feels, and pleasing form
  • harmony and peace are important factors in the art and music they are attracted to


GEMINI:

  • their tastes change often, and it can be hard to know what to expect from one day to the next 
  • playful — some might even call them a tease
  • attractions often begin with words, as they tend to bond more readily on a mental level, but can keep a distance emotionally


CANCER:

  • predictable, sensitive, their egos are a little underdeveloped when it comes to love, but they have a lot to give in return: namely, security, comfort, and care 
  • they pay more attention to your feelings than your words, and observe you carefully
  • always worried they’ll be left high and dry, if you’ve hurt them, they’ll have a hard time forgetting


LEO:

  • they need to feel special, love is very important even in their physical expressions 
  • loyal and thrive on romantic attention
  • high expectation about every relationship, threatened by indifferent or impersonal behaviour on their partner’s part


VIRGO:

  • quite sensitive in love — even insecure — and this reserved, loner-like quality is part of their appeal 
  • very observant towards their partner, pointing out the flaws and  analysing every detail of their relationship
  • express their love through practical means and gestures


LIBRA:

  • have a polished manner in love, which sometimes makes them appear insincere or superficial 
  • have idealised images of how their relationship is supposed to be, always marriage-oriented
  • tend to seek balance in their personal environment, are quite picky


SCORPIO:

  • they possess you, and somehow make it seem attractive to be possessed
  • their emotion and intensity may seem overdone to those looking for a more lighthearted relationship
  • can be jealous of all of your attachments, but few will admit it


SAGITTARIUS:

  • idealistic lovers who want you to appreciate their beliefs, visions, and ideals 
  • when the going gets tough in their relationship, they have an overwhelming need to run away
  • romantic adventures, as well as a straightforward, even blunt, approach to love


CAPRICORN:

  • their loner-like behaviour can be attractive, dark realists
  • conservative and willing to commit, ready to give and gain support
  • faithful to a fault, even after a separation they will have a hard time moving on, constant lovers


AQUARIUS:

  • unique, rebellious, and  provocative, attracted to everyone unusual
  • understanding is the most important component in a relationship, value lovers who are also their best friends
  • like to choose their terms when involved in a relationship, and this can be challenging for a partner, as their terms can be changeable, but nevertheless some of the most unselfish people in love, rarely clinging or controlling


PISCES:

  • sweetly playful, a little moody, and perhaps a little irregular, you  won’t always be able to count on them
  • their sensitivity can be misleading at times, since they seem to enjoy it
  • they can be unreasonably attracted to states of suffering and martyrdom, so they easily get into the role of saving someone, or being saved. 

tropes i’m really fucking tired of:

-fat character really loves food (more than the norm, everyone else eats normally-did i mention they’re a disgusting mess while eating?)

-black sidekick/companion who is actually very likeable (much more so than the protagonist), but whose characterization is lacking/underdeveloped

-loud and wild (heavily coded autistic/adhd/etc) characters that everyone treats as annoying/a joke

-strong woman protagonist that has expressed the “don’t need no man” sentiment, but still somehow ends up with a man

It's raining, I want to write, here is more 12th House information
  • Aries/Mars in the 12th House: Hidden aggression,inner intensity festers beneath, might explode one day, losses of power or feeling weak are themes. In undeveloped stage is passive, timid, shy, secret with anger and advances, not connected to sexuality and their passion.
  • Taurus/Libra/Venus in the 12th House: Identity attached to others, lack of confidence, could struggle to form healthy bonds with women in their life. Can struggle with their own feminine part. In undeveloped stage is easily ashamed yet ruled by materialism, fears romantic relationship, doesn't practice self love.
  • Gemini/Virgo/Mercury in the 12th House: Has issues with communication and independence, has many intellectual insecurities. Wants to grow but unsure how. In underdeveloped stage seems closed-minded, doesn't like to share a lot, facts and opinions get mixed. Can easily be mislead by bad information in early stages.
  • Cancer/Moon in the 12th House: Emotions get lost, intuition is off, fear and caution keep them back. In underdeveloped stage acts tough, pretends to be colder than they truly are, attachments and healing are unhealthy.
  • Leo/Sun in the 12th House: There is caution towards leadership, so much tangled up in the ego and confidence, creativity could be blocked. In underdeveloped stage avoids leadership, always goes the practical route rather than creative, shies away from groups. Could be stingy, easily kept down, and highly muted in early stages.
  • Scorpio/Pluto in the 12th House: Secretive, dark traits are rarely faced, intensity completely buried, can drown in emotion. When underdeveloped is easily overpowered, can't deal with lack of control, doesn't see own darkness, sexuality is hurt. Underdeveloped= Hides secret from ones self. Developed= Discovers them but keeps them from others. Secrets will always be apart of them.
  • Sagittarius/Jupiter in the 12th House: Prepare for belief crisis, judgmental, blocks to personal growth, possible lack of energy. When underdeveloped luck doesn't seem to be on their side, easily disillusioned, avoids growth and progressive change. Must learn to make their own luck.
  • Capricorn/Saturn in the 12th House: Fear of failure is crippling, ambition stunted, materialism consumes, responsibilities are a threat not purposeful. In underdeveloped stage never seems to gain authority, doesn't believe in their own worth.
  • Aquarius/Uranus in the 12th House: Lack of individuality and self-acceptance, follower, desires independence but can't figure out how to accomplish this. When underdeveloped hates change, gives into peer pressure, suppresses rebel tendencies.
  • Pisces/Neptune in the 12th House: Insecurity towards being used or giving, beliefs might harm them in some way, finds it hard to connect with others. When underdeveloped hops from relationship to relationship, doesn't consider their emotional or spiritual health. Intellect and emotions always fighting, escapism is an unhealthy indulgence not a useful tool.

I live in the pacific. Outside of Africa, this is the number one place which demonstrates the failure of postcolonial nationalisms. Most of the island nations have independence from the colonial powers, and it means precisely shit because they are economically dominated from both within and without.

On one hand, by the global capitalist economy which these nations are absolutely dependent upon for material survival. The productive forces in postcolonial Pacific nation-states are extremely underdeveloped and non-self-sustainable. The dependency on international capital means that foreign interests are still in control of these lands. The only difference is that the colonial regime is now de facto. Explicit military occupation has ended in the former colonies because it is no longer necessary - the nation-state’s inability to respond to the global capitalist economy except by capitulating to it means that colonialism operates more smoothly and more productively than it ever did under de jure colonialism. 

On the other hand, postcolonial nationalism ends up centralising power in pre-existing materially privileged classes within the indigenous population. In Tonga, the traditional chieftainship consolidated itself into a monarchy; in Aotearoa, chiefly genealogical lines within iwi have essentially corporatised the tribal structure and established themselves as a CEO class. Nationalism provides no response for working class indigenous peoples to criticise this concentration of material political-economic power in the hands of indigenous capitalists. According to nationalism, the important distinction is between peoples’ ethno-national identities, not their actually existing relationship to material power. It doesn’t matter how much your labour is expropriated, how much your resources are appropriated, if the class who benefit from this process are “your” nation, then nationalism does not recognise exploitation to have occurred. Thus, the Tongan aristocracy appropriated millions upon millions of dollars from the labour of a population primarily sustaining itself by subsistence agriculture. 

Nationalism is a dead end. International proletarian revolution, which recognises the similar material relationship to production experienced by all working class people around the world, is the only way out of the crisis we’re facing. We have tried nationalism, and it’s gotten us brown managers to facilitate the expansion of capitalism - nothing more. We need better than that. We deserve better than that. We need to destroy capitalism on a global scale and build global communism, and using ethnonational identity is just a useless way of achieving that. I love my people, I love my tribe, I love my culture, but I’ll fucking burn a Tino Rangatiratanga flag before I accept that I have more in common with the brown bourgeoisie than the white proletariat. 

also??????? lardo x shitty is like. a good ship imo.

because so often when we see heterosexual (or heterosexual-appearing, because you will pry my pansexual lardo headcanons from my cold dead hands) relationships in most media either 1. the characters have absolutely no chemistry whatsoever and are just kind of thrown together because the man and woman have to be together in the end or 2. the female character is completely underdeveloped or 3. there’s very little respect that we’ve seen and/or a power imbalance in the relationship between the two people so the fact that they start dating is really weird and probably not good???

but shitty and lardo are super respectful of each other other, they’re both well-developed characters, their relationship is based on a long friendship (and mutual pining), they have good chemistry, and their relationship is starting on equal ground. so even though their relationship is obviously a smaller side-ship in check, please!, i still appreciate it for…not being another terrible het ship.

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“I was about 13 and going through the common…hate your parents, wish you could still play with dolls but instead, feel unusually weird around girls-syndrome. I was a rodent-like, underdeveloped, hyperactive spaz who could fit his entore torso in one leg of his bell bottomed jeans, and I was frustrated. I needed to let off some steam” - Kurt Cobain, Journals