we are all a part of the same thing


Silvia: So what is this about?

Lisanne: I just thought we’ve never really talked before and I’ve been working with your husband for years. 

Silvia: I thought we established that we don’t do the talk thing. 

Lisanne: Well I think we should start, right? After all we are the same age and we both play a big part in motivating, Danny and I must say you’re really lucky. I hope you know that.

Silvia: Hmm.

Lisanne: I mean your husband is handsome, driven and sweet. 

Silvia: Well he can’t help it. I love that most about him.

Lisanne: Mmhmm, me too. You know, if I had known that he would have turned out as he is now, I would have never broken up with him. Ha, then things might be a little different, right? 

Silvia: Well it’s really regressive to think of what could have been, I think. 


 Hey Shadowhunters fandom I hope that you have a nice day… We were thinking about the hashtag #ThankYouHarryAndMatt so an idea came to Us (Part of Latin American fandom). Maybe we can make everyday a different hashtag for showing our love and support to each actor and actress, the showrunners and every scriptwriter of all episodes. If you are interested of being part of this, you could join us February 19 with the first hashtag #ThankYouKatAndDom. You find every hashtag and days for use it bellow of the description. Remember tag the cast on your tweets. ONE LAST THING, IT’S A NICE WAY TO SAY BYE AND THANKS TO SEASON 2  (A VERSION).

Hours: the same for #ThankYouHarryAndMatt last friday at 6 PM USA (EAST) / FRANCE at 11 PM / LONDON at 11 PM / BRAZIL at 9 PM

(AHORA ES ESPAÑOL:debido a tanta controversia por lo sucedido durante los últimos capítulos, parte del fandom latinoamericano se ha organizado y ha creado un calendario de hashtags para demostrar amor y apoyo a los miembros del cast y todos aquel que forme parte de Shadowhunters, espero que nos apoyen desde mañana con los hashtags, una última cosa, es una buena manera de decir adiós y gracias a la temporada 2 versión A). 

Horarios: los mismos para #ThankyouHarryAndMatt el viernes pasado. CHILE 8 PM / MÉXICO 5 PM / ESPAÑA 11 PM 


19 #ThankYouKatAndDom

20 #ThankYouEmeraudeAndAlberto

21 #ThankYouHarryAndMatt

22 #ThankYouIsaiahAndMaxim

23 #ThansYouStephanieAndNick

24 #ThankYouDavidAndJade

25 #ThankYouAlishaAndKaitlyn

26 #ThankYouNicolaAndPaulino

27 #ThankYouAlanAndJon

28 #ThankYouJoelAndRaymond


1 #ThankYouChristinaAndVanessa

2 #ThankYouLisaAndWill

3 #ThanksToEveryActorAndActressOfShadowhunters

4 #ThankYouCassandra_Ed_ToddAndMatthew

5 #ThanksToEveryScriptwriterAndTeamOfShadowhunters

6 #ThankYouShadowhunters + #ShadowhuntersChat

7 #ThankYouShadowhunters + #ShadowhuntersChat

mazikeen934  asked:

I think it's about both nature and nurture, but more about nurture. Ilvermorny focuses more on the nature of a human, not only on house being able to choose you. We all have noticed that some wizard families have been in the same house for generations, but they can't all value the same values by nature. It's part of their up-bringing and the influence those around them had in their lives. So this is why culture may have a part to play. (Part 1/2)

(Part 2/2) I have also noticed how indeed Ravenclaws are less in number than other houses. In my class (32 people), we are only 4 Ravenclaws, most students being either in Slytherin or Gryffindor. I remarked the same things at my teachers too. Only 1 out of 14 is actually a Ravenclaw and that would be my Literature teacher. And it’s also funny that in the books, the Ravenclaws are the fewest.

I think you’re right with the whole nature/nurture thing. I do think hogwarts house has a lot to do with how you were raised, especially as it centres more around what traits you admire and value than the traits you actually possess

Numbers wise I still think it’s pretty even. Maybe I’m wrong, like I said I went to a grammar school so my view may be biased but my friends have always been overwhelmingly ravenclaws and hufflepuffs. Within fandom as well, those are the houses that always seem to have the highest numbers despite being the least represented in the books. Pottermore has also shown the numbers to be pretty even (yes I know some people claim it’s been rigged but personally I doubt that) 

Like I said, it may just be the communities that I’ve surrounded myself in are ones more prone to being pro-ravenclaw, I don’t know. But what I do know is that this blog has nearly 3 times as many followers as the gryffindor one, so maybe we’re not as low in numbers as you might think!

Wanting a partner or wanting love in general are 2 different things.

When we met Regina we learned that she was going to have a “hole in her heart” because she was about to cast the curse”. She filled that hole with love, ADOPTING HENRY.

Whatever they wrote years later to force a love interest on her I reject it because it was already written by the 2 lesbophobic idiots who thought pairing their most beloved characters with monkeyface was a good idea. 

Am I supposed to be surprised they wrote a flashback in season 3 where someone else (not even Regina but Tink!) said “you need love” in the same episode while they were introducing dick #1? LMAO!

That’s already part of shitfest that OQ is.

Of course Regina wants love, but longing for love (son, family, etc…) and lusting after a unworthy dick are 2 different things.

We spent all summer hoping the SplitQueen arc will prove Regina that ALL SHE NEEDS is peace with herself and with her family and now suddently, dick #2 appears at the horizon and part of the fandom is “oh wait, when she met dick #1 someone else said she needed love, MUST BE WHAT SHE WANTS NOW TOO!”


Sorry but “when they introduced RH the flashback said she wanted a man” isn’t gonna do it for me. It’s what A&E wants you to believe and it’s fine if you do, I still think it’s a giant crap.

Or, If I have to pretend to believe Regina really needed a man and wanted him cause she has a hole in her heart and…(oh no, that’s the true story, silly me….)….if I have to pretend she wanted a man more than anything….then I’d say I understand why she throw herself at the first jerk who crossed her path. Poor baby she couldn’t see how wrong that dude was because she was so desperate for dick. Happy now?

Sure she lost Daniel and she mourned him a crazy way, and she’s a human being, I assume she will want someone, but she’s not driven by her desire of a man as OQers believe!!!
What a fucking modern message is that??????
She never had love. Her mother didn’t love her, her stepdaughter used her as mommy, she needed all kinds of love.

I reject the narrative that “Regina needs a man” because it was created only to introduce OQ.

I’m not sure why people act like I never loathed OQ with all my heart, 100 times more than CS. How is that news anyhow?

anonymous asked:

Hi this is a long story I need off my chest Advice and support appreciated :) PART 1 I'm pansexual. I've been in love with my best friend (nonbinary and gay) for about a year but I've known them for two and a half years. I came out to them in Nov and by Dec we were the closest we had ever been. We were cuddling and talking deep personal things all the time. We were practically a couple it was magic. It was going somewhere. Then it was Christmas holidays (3 weeks) and we didn't see each other...

PART2 after the holidays it wasn’t the same anymore. They were so distant and it didn’t feel right hugging. A month later I found out they got a GF over the holidays. I’ve tried to be really supportive and happy for them but I think they can see how jealous I am. They met their GF over the internet 2 months ago. She lives ages away so they barely see each other but they Skype she even calls them my nickname. I’ve tried to be happy for them but I think they can see how upset I am. Advice please x

It’s hard when you miss opportunities and it’s tempting to just wait until a new one arises but I think the best thing to do is just move on as well as your emotions will allow you. Don’t sever the friendship (unless you want to of course) but maybe expand your horizons and open yourself up to new possibilities. Maybe one day your friend and their gf will breakup and maybe they’ll reciprocate your feelings, (which would be great!) but you shouldn’t base your actions now on the extremely uncertain what ifs of the future. It’s also not very fair to you or your friend if you’re unhappy and, in a way, just waiting for their relationship to end.

If you’re comfortable with it, it might also be helpful to talk to your friend and explain why you’ve been upset and maybe the two of you can work things out and figure out a system that benefits you both without damaging either of your feelings.

Just try to do whatever makes you happiest and to be honest, I think trying to detach yourself from the feelings you hold for your already taken friend is your best bet. It’s good to stay hopeful but -as the saying goes- don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

I’m here if you need to talk. Whatever happens, however you choose to proceed, I wish you luck! <3

everlarkaddict  asked:

Please don't hate me but i feel so bad because im actually so damn sad but a bit glad at the same time that peeta was hijacked,because he used to be so selfless and doesn't care about his feelings at all when he obviously hurt by the way katniss treated him (he's practically an angel),and when he got hijacked he became more human and that's what makes her appreciate the old him more,and bcs he's hijacked we could see how much katniss loves him and trying to get back to him.

I totally get that. It’s hard to want bad things to happen to anyone, but it’s part of both their journeys. They both changed and grew and came back to each other. It makes their love even more powerful when we see them years later in the epilogue because we know what they’ve been through.

Thanks for your thoughts. 😘😘😘😘

anonymous asked:

the animation in rebels is godawful everyone looks like they're made of clay, and compared to the relatively good animation in the clone wars im just #bitter lmao. the lighting, combat animation and faces were good in tcw but now in rebels we get Ezra "No Lips" Bridger and repetitive, soulless fight scenes where everyone like snarls weirdly at least twice

(same anon) also is it just me or is rebels just repetitive and boring? like “oh the rebels have to go do a Rebel Thing but oh no the empire showed up with their Scary New Technology!!!” and then they defeat the empire in an incredibly bland series of events (but all the baddies survive naturally) and that’s that. the only saving graces of this season have been thrawn and trials of the darksaber (only part 1 tho, today’s ep was significantly worse)             

honestly? all of this

tcw was so pretty and it felt like every frame was animated with love, and i guess it spoiled us bc rebels is pretty average for western 3d animation but god its just so…… weak… tolerable at best…. sometimes i torment myself by imagining how cool hera or zeb or thrawn would look in tcw animation

that grunt/snarl oh my god youre right… its so uncomfortable to listen to

the big problem (i think) with the writing is the lack of arcs, tcw’s 3 or 4 episode arcs were part of what make it such an effective piece of canon bc they stand out in your mind as these solid, distinctive, heartbreaking little stories of their own but in rebels everything is ALWAYS wrapped up in 20 minutes. there have been no more than two multi-episode ‘arcs’ and those were only 2 eps long

(that could change in future seasons, and i hope to god it does, but forgive me if i’m extremely doubtful about it happening)

there’s just. a lot of smaller things that add up to make rebels rather lacklustre at best, and generally painful. as i know ive said 47834265 times a LOT of its problems lies in its shitty, shoddy treatment of female characters and god if they just cleaned up that one little part of their act the show as a whole would be so much stronger

anyway if i dont see thrawn’s biceps again soon i’m disowning the entire mess

Yuri on Ice BD booklet translation (with Mitsurou Kubo interview) - Volume 1

The BD/DVDs were available in stores today, 3 days earlier than the official release, so of course I went to Animate to get my copy even if this meant waiting in line for almost 30 minutes, hah. I’m sure screencaps are being posted all over the net already, but I haven’t watched the BD yet because, guess what, I was translating the booklet.

The booklet has 3 parts:
1) Character introduction for Yuuri and Victor, which is mostly information we know already except for a few extra info (for example, I don’t think it was ever mentioned so far that Victor is fluent in French?).
2) “Topics”, in other words random curiosities. This is the same as above, information we already know plus extra tidbits.
3) Interview with Mitsurou Kubo, from which among other things you can understand that she is probably having fun reading all kinds of fan theories found on the web, lol (though mostly the Japanese ones I think).

Have fun reading, while I finally go watch my BD…

P.S.: I was actually meant to post the translation of an interview with Georgi Popovich’s seiyuu Wataru Hatano, but after being obscured by Victor’s birthday he also managed to be obscured by the early release of the BD… Poor Georgi. I will post that tomorrow or on Thursday possibly.

***If you wish to share this translation please do it by reblogging or posting a link to it***

***Re-translating into other languages is ok but please mention that this post is the source***

Will the piglet become a prince?

Yuuri Katsuki
voiced by Toshiyuki Toyonaga

Height: 173 cm
Date of birth: November 29th
Blood type: A
Born in Hasetsu City

Past record:
Grand Prix Final 6th place
Professional Japanese figure skater

He finally manages to participate in the Grand Prix Final, but ends up last. Following that he is unable to display his potential in the Japan National Championships and his season finishes there. 23 years old. He is called “glass heart” and the success rate of his quadruple jumps is low, but the peculiar rhythm of his steps has a good reputation. He was rumored to be retiring soon, however after Victor Nikiforov becomes his new coach he decides to aim for victory at the Grand Prix Final on his last season.
He is a Kyushu boy who is actually very competitive. The source of all his problems is his lack of confidence, but he has made up for it by training hard and is currently the ace of Japanese male figure skating. Since he tends to gain weight easily, he has decided that he will only eat katsudon (900kcal), his favorite food, when he wins a tournament. His romantic history is top secret.

A new legend is about to start.

Victor Nikiforov
voiced by Junichi Suwabe

Height: 180 cm
Date of birth: December 25th
Blood type: private
Born in Russia

Past record:
5 times consecutive winner of the Grand Prix Final
5 times consecutive winner of the World Championships

The living legend that from the age of 23 years old has never lost a World Championship and has kept on surprising the world. He is not only considered a legend for his brilliant results, but also because he creates his own choreographies and is a pioneer always looking for new ways to express himself. He can perform 4 quadruple jumps, among which the quadruple flip that is considered his signature technique. His splendid and unlimited performing skills capture the hearts of skating fans and athletes from all over the world.
Beside Russian, he is also proficient in English and French. Although he is always smiling and ready to provide fan service, his innocent and uninhibited remarks coming from his absolute confidence never fail to create tension in the Russian skate federation. Christmas is celebrated all over the world as the birthday of Victor Nikiforov.


TOPIC 1: Poodle
Looking at the pictures of Victor and Makkachin, Yuuri also decided to get a poodle and named him “Victor”. His nickname was Vicchan. Now both his smartphone case and background picture feature poodles. His dog Victor lived out his natural life span when Yuuri was at the GPF, but Makkachin came to Hasetsu together with Victor! Yuuri’s first thought when he sees Makkachin is “so huge!”. Indeed, even though their faces are identical, Victor was a toy poodle, and Makkachin is a standard poodle. The size is completely different.

*His display background is also a dog
*His smartphone case is also with dogs
*His tissue case is also a dog
*Yuuri’s pet dog Vicchan
*The magazine picture that made Yuuri decide to get a dog

TOPIC 2: Blade
The blades each athlete uses are different depending on their personalities. Yuuri’s blades are a standard type. Yurio’s are a new lighter model said to make it easier to perform jumps. If you look closely, the shape of the parts under the sole that support the blade is different. Victor’s blades are golden. Even the sound he makes when he glides the ice is beautiful. The personality of each athlete can also be seen in the color of the edge case used to cover the blades when the skating shoes are not used.

*Edge case: 1) Yuuri, 2) Yurio, 3) Victor

TOPIC 3: Hasetsu City
A castle town by the sea in Kyushu. …Or so it’s called, but the castle is actually fake and has a ninja house inside. It’s famous for its marine products, however due to the decreasing population it’s somewhat of a lonely place. The monument in front of the station that Yurio found gross portrays the local “yuru-chara” (mascot characters), a squid and a sea urchin, which are not very popular among the locals either. The popular menus of Yuuri’s house, daytime onsen “Yutopia Katsuki”, are squid sashimi and katsudon. The sweet potato shochu “Makai e no Izanai” was also appreciated by Victor.

*A town with a castle and the sea
*Unpopular yuru-chara!
*Currently there’s only one onsen resort in the town

TOPIC 4: Russian yankee
Yurio’s fashion style is Russian but it also corresponds to the style of Japanese punks (“yankees”). Or the style of old ladies in Kansai. His favorite design is leopard print and tigers are his favorite animal (he owns a cat). His meticulous aesthetic sense, with shoes, clothes, edge case, suitcase and even disguise mask all in the same style, makes his fans a little uneasy. However, his most hardcore fans “Yuri’s Angels” consider him a fashion leader.

*He’s fashionable but doesn’t like cleaning up
*Attempt at a disguise?
*He wants to show the world

TOPIC 5: Ice Castle Hasetsu
Skate rink at the base of Hasetsu Castle, one of the few in Kyushu that are open throughout the year. It’s the place where Yuuri started skating and also his current training base. Thanks to his friends, the Nishigoori family, working as staff, he is allowed to use the rink to train even outside normal business hours, which is very helpful. It’s rare for a Japanese rink to have light coming in through a window, and to Yuuri this is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The names of the mascot characters are Ikahime and Ikadono.

*The castle can be seen in the background
*Yuuri is lucky because he can have the rink all for himself
*The Nishigoori family

Original plan / “name” (manga storyboard) / character plan
Mitsurou Kubo interview

A story where Yuuri seizes things with his own hands.

The first time I met director Yamamoto, 2 years ago, she told me that she wanted to create an anime about the deep bond between a coach and an athlete. How to concretely shape the story is something that we decided after carrying out extensive research on figure skating and studying it. The director taught me a lot and I also checked out stuff on my own, while at the same time keeping in mind the feelings of an amateur, as it’s important to understand what would catch the heart of someone who doesn’t know anything about figure skating and has their first approach to it through an anime.

-The feelings of the creators emerge in their work-

The director doesn’t follow single athletes, she really watches everything, ice dance, single, pair, and she has respect for everyone, both past athletes, current athletes and even young ones. For example, she always calls all athletes with the “-san” suffix (common Japanese honorific), including the junior skaters. And not only in front of them, she does it when she speaks with me too. I think it’s the small things like this that emerge in your work. I believe that it’s important to act freely within our creation, while treasuring the feelings of respect and support for the athletes and without feeling superior.
However, you don’t really feel like enlivening the story with someone getting hurt. At least within the anime, you want everyone to stay safe from injuries. Since in real life it actually happens often…… But then, when the series started airing, I saw people worried that someone might get injured or die, and I realized that maybe it’s actually that kind of things that people look for in fiction.
If it were a long serialization it could have been possible to accurately portray someone going through that kind of hardship, but this time we only had one cour. That is why we chose to limit the worries of the protagonist Yuuri Katsuki to his talent and his psychological weakness, instead of having the people around him put a lot of pressure on him or having someone that disapproves of his choices. We wanted to show someone who has trouble progressing while being surrounded by kind people who don’t step too much into his territory, thus diminishing the enemies. I was careful because I didn’t want to make a story where he would put the blame on someone.
I was very happy when, after the show aired, I saw people comment that they can watch it over and over because they don’t hate any characters and so they don’t feel stressed.

-Having viewers get accustomed to the characters-

Indeed, what’s important is that characters are alive within this work. The first thing I thought when I found myself creating a story about sport is that if a saw a person completely unrelated to me that skates, no matter how well they skate I probably would not feel them “close”. If a person that isn’t really interested in real world figure skating watches it they would just think “oh, some skilled guy is skating”, like watching from a distance. I realized that if the viewers don’t become familiar with the characters they will never feel personally involved watching them in a tournament.
That’s why we didn’t jump to the matches right away but we spent 3 episodes getting the viewers accustomed to the characters as much as possible. If you can get familiar with the characters and personally experience how it feels when an athlete you really like is participating in a tournament, then you can finally be engrossed in the world of the series. I hope this mechanism works well. I really did my best, because I’m sure that the fiction will not strike a chord in the viewers’ hearts if we don’t create the necessary premises first.

-Is it the same for Katsuki-kun?-

Based on my experience working with shounen magazines, Yurio wouldn’t make for a good protagonist. He shines the most as a rival, but if you use him as a protagonist he is not going to push the story forward, he would probably send it more in a tragic direction. Yuuri Katsuki really pushes the story forward, he’s helped me more than once. Yuuri is indeed the type that doesn’t have confidence, but when you see the interviews of lots of athletes from the real world, who have developed through many battles, you see what a strong personality they have. When you see a skater who is very passionate about training say “I don’t really listen to what my coach says”, automatically you think that maybe Katsuki-kun too doesn’t really listen to his coach when he’s focused. When a kind and sensitive-looking skater says that the judges should “watch me more” in a very blunt way you think that maybe Katsuki-kun too, deep down, has that kind of thoughts about the judges. I like it when real athletes say things that I would never come up with. Still, I use what I hear as a reference when deciding how the characters would behave, but the decision is ultimately based on the personalities that I created for them.
Also, I didn’t want to make it so that Victor as a coach would give and teach everything to Yuuri. The driving force of this story is how Yuuri Katsuki seizes things with his own hands. When you have a coach that twists you around his finger you necessarily have to change yourself or to change something to understand how to move forward….

-The difference between manga and animation-

It’s the first time that I’m involved with animation, and first of all, in manga you cannot show music and movements together. Obviously. Recently I’m realizing how much manga actually rely on the imagination of the readers. If you draw someone saying “what an amazing performance!” and then spend a few frames to draw the pose in an impressive way the reader might actually be convinced that they’re indeed doing an “amazing performance”. I draw my manga adding details until I’m satisfied and consider them “completed”, but now I think that might not be true.
I feel that this work, that was born from the joint effort of animators, voice actors, musicians and many other people, is now standing on its own. I reckon that there are people who think “since real life skaters are so wonderful, there must be something deep in the world of the anime too”, and so they imagine new things. Among many different languages, sexualities and discussions, there are many people who are bringing out their creative ideas, and I guess to every one of them this work is becoming something special. When I take a look at people’s impressions there are so many things that surprise me, for example how different people will interpret something in completely different ways, and how some people look for deep meanings I didn’t even think about.
I have come to find it really captivating that these characters have left my hands and are existing somewhere else. When I see things like that I really feel like I would never get tired to hear the thoughts of people who say they love this work.
And at the same time, the feeling inside me that makes me not want to lose to anyone has also become stronger. I didn’t create these characters alone with my own power of course, but more than ever I feel that I am responsible for making these anime characters grow stronger than anyone else! Like Victor, I found motivation.

The lengths I would go to hear her laugh — there were no limits. I loved her and loved making her laugh. She would do these crazy things and make me do these crazy things, but I really don’t think they were crazy after all. In a way, it was a defense mechanism for her. She was so off the wall, she could use it as protection. Part of what was so poignant about her was that she was vulnerable, that there was this glimmer of a little girl that was so appealing and it roused the protective nature in my personality.

I’m grateful that we stayed friends and got to have this second act with the new movies. I think it was reassuring to her that I was there, the same person, that she could trust me, as critical as we could sometimes be with each other. We ran the gamut over the years, where we were in love with each other, where we hated each other’s guts. “I’m not speaking to you, you’re such a judgmental, royal brat!” We went through it all. It’s like we were a family.

When you were in her good graces, you couldn’t have more fun with any person on the planet. She was able to make you feel like you were the most important thing in her life. I think that’s a really rare quality. And then you could go 180 degrees opposite, where you were furious with one another and wouldn’t speak for weeks and weeks. But that’s all part of what makes a relationship complete. It’s not all one sided. Like I say, she was a handful. She was high maintenance. But my life would have been so much drabber and less interesting if she hadn’t been the friend that she was.

Dear non-natives

The Plains warbonnet is not a Cherokee thing. It is not a Navajo thing. It is not an Indian thing. It is a Plains thing.

Stop calling every silly thing you draw that even vaguely resembles a native “Cherokee” or “Navajo” or “Aztec.”

Stop drawing the warbonnet everywhere as the apparently definitive native thing. It isn’t part of all of our 600+ cultures.

Same goes for the tipi, not part of every one of the 600+ indigenous cultures.

Stop thinking that if a native person doesn’t have dark, “mahogany” skin, that their heritage is invalid. Even without admixture, we actually do have varying skin tones.

Stop wearing crappy fake warbonnets.

Stop wearing redface.

Stop using us as your silly mascots. We are people.

Stop saying “spirit animal.” It’s derived from a New Age bastardization of a something that actually exists in some of our cultures.

Don’t smudge. Cleanse all you like, that’s fine, but don’t smudge.

Don’t call us “Indians.” “Native American” isn’t great either, it is not our name, but it’s slightly better than “Indian.” “Indigenous” is also fine.

Don’t use NDN/ndn. That is ours.

Step off about our hair. If you meet a long-haired native, admire it if you like, maybe even ask them about it (RESPECTFULLY), but do not touch. The same applies for someone with short hair, but additionally for those with short hair, don’t say things like “oh you’d look more native/Indian/etc if your hair was long.” We didn’t all traditionally have long, flowing hair. Believe it or not, there are actually different haircuts existing in our various cultures, and aside from that ultimately it’s a personal choice, one does not need to have long hair if they don’t want to. Doesn’t make them any less native to have short hair.

Don’t pray to our spirits/gods/energies. Native spiritualities are closed, they are not for outsiders.

Don’t say “The Native Americans believed…” Firstly, the past tense is silly, we still exist and do things. Secondly, we are NOT A MONOLITH. As I mentioned before, there are upwards of 600 different Native American cultures.

Don’t ask about someone’s “Indian name.” That’s not only insensitive, the name you are referring to in that instance is something sacred, and might not be something that person wants to share with you.

Don’t call yourself silly crap like “howling wolf” or “flying eagle.” That’s also racist and insensitive.

Regardless of whatever you might think you’re doing, or what your intentions may be, if a native person tells you that what you’re doing is disrespectful, STOP DOING IT.

You aren’t honoring us. You’re just mocking us further, demonstrating your continued ability to treat us like shit and get away with it even now, centuries after our colonization began. Your feelings are not more important than our history and survival.

To those doing your best as allies, thank you, keep doing what you do. HOWEVER, don’t let opportunities to educate others escape you. By letting them continue to be ignorant, you are failing. Spread the message.

There will be no “please.” It’s been more than 500 years, and we still are made to be invisible in our homelands. Still we are treated like less. Some even think we all died long ago.

We are still here

We will still be here

Treat us with respect.

Guys, the full version of Yuri on Ice’s ED “You Only Live Once” is now out and the lyrics in the second part are rather… romantic?

You’re amazing
We lose our words
Even if you run out of strength
Everybody knows you’re right
You are too beautiful

When you’re sad and have a hard time
We believe in you
Oh I’m just dreaming of the day
When all the days until this moment will resound until they are compensated
Thunderous applause
We were born to shine
Shining brightly
That’s what you told me

I mean, I’m sure there’s a platonic reading to it as well, but I think we’re all seeing the same thing here, right? (especially paired with those domestic moments in the ED) Interpretations, go!

(Translation by me, please correct me if anything is wrong.)

the gap

I’m sure other people have noticed this before me, but I was rewatching t6t and I couldn’t help but think about this.

“It’s the gap. Look at the gap. It’s wrong. Everything else is perfectly ordered, managed. This whole thing’s verging on OCD. … Something’s missing from here, but only recently.”

The gap. I can’t help but think this has to do with the show itself. Everything is this show is meticulous. All of the details are perfectly aligned, and yet, this ugly gap remains. It’s bordering on OCD. Something is missing from the show- but only recently, only season 4. Only now.

Around this same part, he starts talking about intuitions and how intuitions are simply data processed too fast to comprehend. How we should listen to our intuitions. Others have agreed that this episode went really fast and needed time to go back and rewatch to fully process it.

All these things that feel wrong with season 4 are the gap. The data processed too fast to comprehend it.

it’s tiring to be jewish right now. I know a lot of us are just feeling exhausted and quick to anger. it’s really hard to explain to others. I don’t really know what to say that will be any solace but I want us to not feel alone. I wanna invite people to reblog with things about judaism, any part of judaism, not limited to religious things if you aren’t religious, that are euphoric, connected, calm, etcetera.

mine to start off (not everyone will connect with every one of these obviously but the point is to add an outpouring of jewish beauty the way we each experience it) 

  • kissing book spines and touching mezuzot (we greet hashem / each other / our identities everywhere)
  • finding mezuzot in other people’s houses
  • everyone’s different charoset recipes on pesach (so many sweetnesses)
  • when people in the same synagogue have different tunes to a song but the weird discord isn’t unpleasant
  • the first moments of kol nidre, seeing everyone in their best clothing, a sea of white fabric and pounding hearts and the most solemn I’ll feel all year probably
  • when kids don’t know quite how to blow a shofar
  • covering your eyes to light candles
  • that popular havdalah tune
  • eating figs or honey or pomegranates in accord with various occasions and the taste becoming more special
  • remembering to say a bracha / adding a new bracha to the ones that you say
  • the special “I have a tallit on” feeling
  • seeing someone with a cute kippah design
  • clothing that feels jewish (whether it be tzniut or tied to a jewish culture you belong to or another reason) and you walk around all day feeling floaty and connected 
  • having a stranger unexpectedly wish you good yom tov / shabbat / chag sameach
  • seeing a stranger / family you don’t know being visibly jewish in public
  • klezmer clarinet / violin (I recognize longing and grief and ultimate joy in musical patterns that sound strange and corny to outsiders)

@yehudmood where is that post you made with the different links to videos and recordings of prayers/songs from different jewish communities? I feel like that would go with this post. 

anyone feel free to add theirs!

Some things aren’t abusive as one-offs or as infrequent events, but become such as part of a pattern. A frustrated parent saying “Because I said so” after spending an hour trying to explain “No, sweetie, we can’t afford to send you on an Italian vacation with your friend, because we have bills and a mortgage” is unfortunate, but it’s not the same as a parent who consistently precludes all discussion about anything with “Because I’m the parent and I make the rules!”

Other things become unjustifiable by degree. A parent taking away the PS4 for a week after their kid spends a week playing Final Fantasy XV instead of studying for their exams & doing their homework is maybe not the most effective approach, but certainly won’t be harmful under most circumstances. A parent taking away all leisure time and leisure activities as retaliation for the same behavior has veered straight into unjustifiable territory.

And like… this post isn’t really for the victims/survivors of abuse who read this blog. Y’all probably understand all this stuff already. It’s more to clarify things for the throngs of people who’re still under the impression that I believe that parents are being abusive every time they say “no” or do something that displeases their children.

the goblet of fire

the four champions as seen by James and Lily

James: Who do you think will come out of the up? My money is on that Krum kid from Durmstrang.

Lily: Well that’s a rather safe bet, isn’t it?

James: Well, I’m not used to betting, I’m used to getting bet on.

Lily: Fair enough. That girl with the silvery hair is going to come out of the cup, too. She looks like she’s part Veela, 

James: *proudly* I hope the Hogwarts champion is a Gryffindor. We are the bravest after all.

Lily: You know what? A Slytherin would actually do much better since this thing is not only about bravery.

James: You did not just say that.

Lily: Gryffindor is not the only house in Hogwarts.

James: *offended* Where is your house pride?

Lily: Oh, it’s starting. At least this year we know Harry’s safe.

James: With Moody and Dumbledore in the same place, he couldn’t be further away from danger.

The champion for Durmstrang, will be Viktor Krum.

James: Told you.

Lily: And I told you it was a safe bet.

The champion for Beauxbatons, is Fleur Delacour!

Lily: Called it!

James: That was a safe bet too, if she’s part Veela.

Lily: We don’t know that.

The Hogwarts champion, is Cedric Diggory!

James: What?

Lily: *excited* Oh, it’s a Hufflepuff!

James: How?

Lily: You have never had to go up against a Hufflepuff before, have you?

James: I mean only on Quidditch and we flattened them all the time.

Lily: No one heard the war cry of a Hufflepuff and lived to tell the story, Jamie.

James: But still, a Hufflepuff?

Lily: The cup chose him, I’m pretty sure the cup knows better than you. So stop being an arrogant pr–

James: Another name is coming out of the cup.

Lily: It’s impossible.

Harry Potter.

James: *yelling* What the actual fuck?

Lily: No. No. No, this is not happening.

James: He didn’t even put his name in the bloody cup.

Lily: No.

James: How could this happen?

Lily: This is just– no.

James: He’s not even seventeen yet.

Lily: *blank staring*

James: This year will be the worst, I can already tell.

Lily: *absent-mindedly* No one will believe him.

James: Huh?

Lily: No one will believe him when he says he didn’t put his name in the cup.

James: Dumbledore will. I know he will.

Lily: People die in this tournament, I don’t think this was a coincidence Jamie.

James: Neither do I, Lils but he will pull through, he always does.

My lips are cold from holding words I never said to you. I still have metaphors about your smile burning in my chest. Do you feel the same? I know we left so many things unsaid but do you still remember them? Maybe your lips are warm.. I will never know, I will never try again. I hate it. We turned words into silence, and silence into hate and thats the part that kills me. My hands are cold from not holding you. I still have light in my eyes searching for you. I hate all of it.
—  k.m

look i too am a millennial who says “no problem” to stress that the thing i’m being thanked for was not a burden to me, and yes it’s annoying when boomers who don’t get that take it as a sign of disrespect, and so but by the same token perhaps, just possibly, we could maybe refrain from writing clever little pseudopsychological essays about how boomers who say “you’re welcome” must all be self-obsessed jerks who think that whatever they’re being thanked for was super special and above-and-beyond and requires praise. like, possibly it’s just part of the politeness rules they grew up with! we do not actually need to turn every difference into a culture war, please and thank you

So, of all the gross, vitriolic, and bigoted things that REGs do, there’s one tactic/word that they tend to use en masse that is particularly vile.

“Allogay” (and the similar phrases that REGs use along with it)

Like…of all of their gross tactics, this is one of them that bothers me the most, and there’s a shitload of reasons why.

  1. As part of their attempt to slander a-spec people, and demonize the language that we need to discuss our oppression, REGs actively (on an almost constant basis) claim that a-spec people use “Allo-” as a slur, specifically, trying to paint it as a homophobic slur.
  2. They took a piece of a-spec language (that effectively means the same thing for a-spec people as “cis” does for trans people), and combined it with common homophobic slurs and phrases.
  3. Then, at every chance they get, they (indirectly) accuse us of hurling these disgusting slur hybrids (that they created). 
  4. Some of them even claim (directly) that the use of “Allo-” at all (as well as the non-existent use of the disgusting slurs that they created) is a carefully planned and executed campaign of homophobia. 
  5. Finally, after all of this…they then use these violent slurs that THEY CREATED against themselves and against pretty much EVERYONE ELSE in the community. 

These slurs and phrases that they’re throwing around are not just violently hateful towards a-spec people though, of course they’re not. The slurs that they’ve created (and are accusing us of using) are also violently heterosexist. 

In order to slander a-spec people, and demonize the language we use, REGs have deliberately combined he a-spec equivalent of “cis” with some of the more violent anti-gay slurs in the history of the modern lgbta+ community. They then use this slur against themselves and other parts of the community, before effectively pointing at us and yelling, “It was those scary cishet aros/aces!”

I just…do they not understand how much damage this is doing to people across all sections of the community? Do they not understand that they are actively perpetuating the violence that they are trying to “protect” the community from?

To be honest, I have never seen this term (or any of the similar terms that REGs use along with it) used by anyone other than REGs. And most often, I’ve seen it being used by REGs who are deliberately harassing a-spec people who were/are trying to talk about how allosexism affects them.

@ Zarkon's throne room
  • General: Sir, we've recovered another... 'Message' from the Paladins.
  • Zarkon: Hmm. Is it in code?
  • General: Just like the others before it. Only once again, the code has appears to have been changed. Our top cryptographers have been descrambling it all morning, and part of the message has been cracked although the overall meaning is still unclear.
  • Zarkon: Read it to me.
  • General: What we received this morning was more of an image than anything. It was multiple pictures, all with the same central figure and caption. Depicted was a green... Thing.
  • Zarkon: A 'thing?'
  • General: A-apologies, sir. Allow me to be more clear. The 'thing' in question was analyzed by our cultural experts. They believe it to be a digitally rendered version of an Earth amphibian called a frog. It's riding a unicycle.
  • Zarkon: What was the caption?
  • General: It was the same statement every time: "Here comes dat boi!"
  • Zarkon: Most disturbing... Haggar, you worked with the Champion when he was with us. Did he ever utter about a 'boi?'
  • Haggar: No, my lord. He never spoke about 'dat boi.'
  • Zarkon: These Paladins grow more clever with each day. It appears the children have finally started to grow.
  • Zarkon: I want the galaxy scanned; find the planets with lifeforms that most closely resemble 'dat boi' and alert the ground troops. Perhaps the Paladins were trying to send the message that they were on their way to help.
  • General: At once, sir.
So, tonight...

Whatever happens tonight, keep it cool. If the fourth episode theory doesn’t happen, it’s fine. No need to get angry, it was just one big theory.

Personally I had so much fun this week, discusing with people, making theories myself or just reblogging somebody else’s one. There were all interesting and fun to read. It was like an investigation, searching the clues, the evidences. I loved it. Mofftiss gave me that and I’m so greatfull.

It was heartwarming to see that people still believed in Sherlock Holmes, and I totally get that people didn’t after TFP

But you know what ? We love the same thing and that’s all that count. We are still one big community, all around the world, from different cultures or countries, reunited over the love of one tv-series. I’m so impressed of what Mark, Steven and Sue succeeded to achieve, and I’m proud to have been part of this era.

To all the people that got involved in the show: I LOVE YOU ALL.