hi to everyone new! this is not a blog about gender, although it comes up more often than I thought it would; this is a blog about empathy and healing as resistance and social transformation – have a look at my /tagged/love, /tagged/community, and /tagged/(e)utopia for a better idea – most of my original posts are located at /tagged/I
every paper I wrote in high school went basically like this: These Characters Are Gay, proven by a gleeful analysis of homoerotic subtext and a teenaged triumph that my opinion counts for more than the author’s. (works cited: “The Death of The Author” by Roland Barthes. Fin.)
every paper I wrote in college: EVERYTHING IS HAUNTED. THE THEATER IS HAUNTED, PUPPETS ARE HAUNTED, FICTION IS HAUNTED, POETRY IS HAUNTED, BODIES ARE HAUNTED, BRAINS ARE HAUNTED, I AM HAUNTED, WE ARE ALL AN INFINITE ECHO CHAMBER OF GHOSTs and maybe that’s how we discover the queer utopia? (works cited: Marvin Carlson, José Muñoz, Lee Edelman, Eve Sedgwick.)
every story I wrote in grad school, since I didn’t have to write many papers:: ALL THE CHARACTERS ARE GAY AND HAUNTED. EVERYONE IS A GAY GHOST. THAT CHILD IS A GAY GHOST. SO IS THAT ROBOT. GOD, TOO, IS A GAY GHOST. (works cited: MY SOUL, MY HEART, MY DIM CHILDHOOD MEMORIES OF BEING A GOOD CATHOLIC.)
Someone pointed out that Mukuro is actually glancing at Ryoko&Matsuda pair, because her eye irises are too cornered to be looking at Maizono&Naegi. (Thus keeping the relevance with her sister love)
However, from my point of view, what we can get at the best is Mukuro staring at Naegi. Maybe for not recognizing her? She’s not looking at Maizono for sure. Or maybe she’s thinking “Tch! That’s the place where I could’ve been!” Or “How dare he for not choosing me!!”
Other than that, I find this picture entertaining because Naegi is at least a foot taller than Maizono with very manly face and Maizono is embracing him in public which is practically impossible and so ooc. I’m quite excited to see how absurd this Komaeda’s utopia will get and how Kodaka will shatter this into pieces lol. Shatter our dreams gently please.
I believe that when a tipping point of humanity realize this as not only our best but our only option (as Buckminster Fuller put it, our choice is between “utopia or oblivion”), then we will get to work on it and make it happen. Because of the instantaneous nature of our interactive communication networks, a switchover to a new system could happen extremely quickly. Remember that Facebook and Google are barely a decade old. We have only had SmartPhones for a decade. Transformation can happen extremely quickly. If we are going to make a Houdini-like escape from the current catastrophe, we are going to have to find not linear and incremental reforms, and exponentially scalable and replicable solutions: Many of them already exist. This is the potential that exists for us. Now we must find the courage, coherent intelligence, and willpower to manifest it.
Daniel Pinchbeck in conversation with Ben Cohen at The Daily Banter. A Conversation With Daniel Pinchbeck on Being Nice to Trump Supporters, The Collapse of Civilization and How We Might Survive it