That last post reminds me 100% of this former Israeli Soldier who was in a class of mine who spoke to University Administration, the news, and the FBI about me because I walk everyone with a Palestinian flag sticking out of the backpack and and very vocal about my views on Israel.
These are the people who claim to feel “unsafe” despite their military training and service and years of ACTIVE and DIRECT contributions to making our lives absolute hell in Palestine. Then, they go back to the US and take these courses where they expect everyone to worship the ground they walk on, because they’ve gone out and ~defended~ the Jewish Nation™ from us evil Palestinians trying to live our lives.
Palestinians are actively harassed by the university, by the law, and by the numerous right-wing/pro-Israeli lunatics everywhere we go, our lives and livelihoods targeted and frequently ruined for standing up for our people, and yet these drones have the audacity to claim how “unsafe” they feel because someone called Israel and apartheid and advocates for the ~peaceful boycott~ of goods that in any way support Israel.
Things I will never lose sleep over - these people crying about how unsafe they feel after doing their part to make sure Palestinians can never be safe anywhere.
Matty has this ability of writing extremely complicated and down right horrible characters and still be the purest cinnamon roll around. From Solas to Walter you just leave your mark on those characters making them your own and really making the people unable to forget about them. If King’s Walter is not like yours I will be mighty disappointed. I love reading your threads and stopping to see what a shit Walter is being and also how annoyed he gets at all my characters in general because we all know that it is universal law that our characters must dislike each other always. Even if I love your face to tiny bits and pieces
Gaia is a true and wonderful person and it has been noted that I will follow her and her blogs to hell and gone ( if and when I know about them, which I am p terrible at rip ). Where do I even start with Gaia?! There’s just so much to cover, she is one of the only people where I would feel at ease doing a thread such as what we have with Radonis and Maxima, she is just so easy to speak to ( when we do speak, I am sorry for being an hermit ilu ), she writes such a huge range of characters! I will shout from a mountain top about that because it’s so impressive, not even going into the writing because the writing itself is just another topic all together. I always enjoy the threads that come between our characters be it from plotting or just spur of the moment. Just what a great person.
There will come a day, Katy, that I won’t find out about your blogs through positivity memes, today is not that day ewpriheth :’) thanks Vanessa, and sorry Katy :’) I know virtually and really nothing about Berúthiel, but I cannot deny that I love her fc to bits. I will have time to discover more about her though. I can talk about your Dorian and your Hawke which are both lovely. The former for being such a loyal interpretation of him that doesn’t only focus on what I’ve seen time and time again the community latch onto ( his personality, his sexuality, the views of slaver/Tevinter ). You make him feel so very human which is awesome. As for Hawke, I really like her personality and your threads with basically everyone you write with and that I can actually catch on my dash from time to time.
if you remember that life is fluid you’ll never feel stuck. nothing is the end all or your only option. when something ends it’s your time to start something new. it doesn’t matter how often doors close if you’re always moving forward. don’t dwell or try to open those old doors. the more you keep moving, the more you’ll see life is working in your favor.
• Know what you want. What you really want. And don’t think of “how” you’ll get it. • Write the desire in present tense on a card. It is now your goal card. • Carry this card with you and read it often. This is putting the desire into your subconscious mind. • Check if your goal is really what you want. Can you imagine bigger? Are you letting fear stop you? Are you answering your soul’s calling with this?
• How you fall asleep determines what shows up in your life. Everytime. Without fail. So we start our day how we fell asleep the night before, actually. Ask your self one question before you sleep: “If my wishes were fulfilled, how would I feel?” Fall asleep to that question satisfied. • Record an MP3 or voice note of your OWN voice, reciting positive affirmations. Get examples online but personalize them. Your subconscious mind trusts your own voice. Use it. • Never ever let yourself fall asleep feeling stress or failure. Don’t invite it in.
• When your eyes open, set your intention for the day. • Did you have any dreams last night? Write them down. • Write 5 things you’re grateful for. Increase to 10 after a while and begin to include wishes that are yet to manifest e.g. “I’m grateful I now weigh __”
• Read Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. (PDF’s online) Read slowly and reflectively. • Read Feeling Is The Secret by Neville Goddard (PDF’s online) • The Secret book/DVD is great for beginners but you’re going to have to dig deeper to pull this off. • Do what makes you smile. Read, play your music, call a friend, go for walks. Do whatever you can to lighten your mood. • Write about your desire as if it’s already happened. • Visualize your life ASSUMING the desire has already happened. How do you feel? What are you wearing? Where are you? Was manifesting easy and fun?
• Bruce Lee, Jim Carrey, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Oprah Winfrey, Big Sean, Conor McGregor and countless others have used this formula. It works, and it will work for you.
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Lemme just start off by saying 2010 was a great year in animated shows. Unreal great. Like, seriously.
To put this in perspective, about 2007-2009 wasn’t a stellar time for animated shows. The best one by far was Phineas and Ferb, and maybe … El Tigre (which had so much personality andlife, but I haven’t seen since it aired so I can’t tell you how it holds up), but there wasn’t a lot of new stuff that lived up to the top contender.
Also important to remember is that in 2009, Cartoon Network briefly went insane and wanted to transition to more live-action shows or live-action/animation mixed like Out of Jimmy’s Head. None of these really held my attention, and it took airtime from the cartoons that could’ve come out.
We also could point out that Nickolodeon was well on its way to airing basically only Spongebob and Fairly Odd Parents forever amen (as much as I love those shows).
Disney Channel hosted P&F, but other than that, pickings were getting slim.
So, realizing that, you’ve gotta understand how remarkable it is that we were getting so many good shows all at once again! It was unreal!
But it didn’t stop there, not even for a year.
2011 gave us families.
2012 gave us blends of story and comedy.
2013 gave us stellar characters in interstellar adventures (also the Mickey Mouse shorts, but that might not count).
2014 gave us surprises.
2015 gave us heart.
And this year? A return to form. What with the Loud House finally breaking Nickelodeon’s streak of poor nicktoons, Voltron keeping the action cartoon alive from the Avatar team we love, and the upcoming Milo Murphy’s Law from the creators of Phineas and Ferb.
There’s also shows like Mighty Magiswords and Long Live the Royals on the way that could just as easily make this list.
So the question remains. What the hell happened in 2010?
Well, I don’t know what caused all this, but I’ll tell you what happened.
Sym-Bionic Titan happened on Cartoon Network’s Toonami. And nobody told me.
When I stumbled on it way after the fact, I thought I remembered seeing something like that advertised when I was a kid. You know, early 2000s action show. I figured it got lost in the Beyblades, Ben 10s, and Yu-gi-Oh ripoffs, and I could at least make peace with that.
But then I find out this aired just a few years ago and I’m shit-pissed. aND MY OWN BEST FRIEND APPARENTLY WATCHED IT AND NEVER?? TOLD?? ME??
how dare you I instantly forgive you.
What I’m getting at is this is a high quality show. Really high quality.
The basic premise is summed up best here:
The three main characters include Ilana, princess of the royal family; Lance, a rebellious but capable soldier; and Octus, a bio-cybernetic robot, all of whom must now blend into everyday life in Sherman, Illinois. Posing as high school students, Lance and Octus work to conceal Princess Ilana from General Modula and his hideous space mutants sent to kill the sole heir of Galaluna.
When called into battle, the Galalunans are outfitted with individual armor that provides more than ample protection. It is when the gravest of danger appears that Octus activates the sym-bionic defense program and he, Ilana, and Lance unite “Heart, Body and Mind” and come together to form the spectacular cyber-giant Sym-Bionic Titan.
If that sounds great, it absolutely is. The characters are well-devloped, the story is front and center, there’s continuity between episodes– everything we’ve come to love in some of our modern favourites. So, my point is … why the hell was this left out of the cartoon revolution?
Well … honestly, I can’t figure it out. Advertising? Not enough cross-promotion in the daytime? Weak word of mouth? It’s certainly nothing the show did wrong.
Why Watch It?
Reason 1: HOLY SHIT, IT HAS A STORY
I’m not gonna spoil much more than the summary, but despite the fact that it takes place on Earth for the most part and focuses on week to week stories, the overall story is very much in the forefront at all times– and you know how rare that is even for shows that do story well.
Reason 2: HOLY SHIT, IT HAS GREAT CHARACTERS
I’ll let you discover them for yourself, it’s too much of a treat, but I’ll just say, you might fall in love. Again.
Oh, and Voltron fans?
We found their son.
Reason 3: This Guy
So, even if you’re too young for some of these, you might’ve heard something called Samuri Jack is getting a fifth season after 10 years … and it’s going to be on Adult Swim.
Yeah, it’s gonna be badass.
The important part to all this is that this dude does awesome design, awesome shows, and if you have respect for any of these properties, you know you’re in for a good time.
Which leads me to
Reason 4: The Animationjfsfksnfksafafsj
Between the lighting and the angular designs, I just don’t know what to do with myself. Is bootiful.
Watch the first few minutes there. You see what I mean, right?
Reason 5: It Deserved Better
We’ve championed so many great shows in the past few years, but for whatever reason, we missed one. A great one at that. If you have any love for the shows I listed, I highly recommend you give it a chance. Who knows? You might just find another favourite.
I hope y'all had a lovely start to the week. I will be leaving the States on Thursday since I have to start my practical legal training earlier than expected… I’m so excited to start my legal journey 👩🏼⚖️
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Saw this on facebook, thought it might be useful for some
A facebook status by the Faculty of Law I Faculte de droit - McGill. The page’s title is in blue, and to the left of it is a small blue and grey icon. Underneath it in light grey writing is the words “Yesterday at 8:28 am”. Their status is in black font and states the following:
“If you are a graduate student at a US Law School who has been affected by the USA’s Muslim Ban and are interested in studying law at McGill University, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are welcoming late applications from international law students rethinking plans to do graduate studies in the US.” ]