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amazonqueendianaprince  asked:

...or, you know, some of us think Cap is and was right about the whole thing because we're also opposed to the real-world implementation of similar fascist legislation such as The Patriot Act and it has nothing to do with liking him more?

That quote basically says, yes oversight is the right ethical and logical choice, but Cap is a good person, and that puts us in a quandary and I am saying that that is bad math.

It’s also a similar bad math that comes up in A LOT of 616 CW discussions, where Captain America himself (and the anti-reg side) essentially takes the position to non-metas that they should accept that metas occupy a position above the law/beyond equal prosecution by the law, because, you know, they’re different, and their circumstances are different, but you trust CAPTAIN AMERICA, riiiiight? Let the metas judge their own and police their own, what do you need the Constitutional right of equality under the law for? Obviously, this base position is immediately complicated by the clusterfuck of everything else in CW, but I’d argue that that’s deliberate. It’s one of the reasons I’m not a fan of the event, because I really like Cap, and I hate the things it makes him argue and I find them antithetical to him as a character.

I also don’t exactly get why so many people find a difference of opinion on a comics event, or, apparently, an actor’s opinion on an upcoming film none of us have seen as a personal challenge? I mean?? Yes I hate fascism? And the Patriot Act? And I think Cap’s political position is largely wrong in CW though I understand why, as the plot is manipulated, he fights? These things are not incompatible?

I get what you’re saying, but I’m responding to the quote as written and many, *many* other posts and comics CW itself, which initially sets up the problem as a constitutional legal problem of supers as American citizens whose identities allow them to avoid legal repercussions and prosecution and that’s constitutionally unacceptable under the law. Once that actually gets stated, there’s a problem.  

I’m not talking about the Patriot Act here, which I abhor, because it wasn’t part of the quote or what I was responding to, and I think the CW treatment of post-9/11 politics was really terrible, tone-deaf, and inconsistent in its understanding of xenophobia** and power dynamics. 

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When White men wear makeup, mesh shirts, chokers, paint their nails, and wear long hair, and sport crop tops, they're alternative. They're rock n roll. When Black men do it, we're called fags. Something is wrong with that.


Tano and Kenobi: The Best Laid Plans

Previously on Tano and Kenobi

Jedi Knight Ahsoka Tano and Padawan Learner Obi-Wan Kenobi have been assigned to observe Jedi Master Plo Koon as he travels to Raxus on the Outer Rim to facilitate a peace treaty in a civil war between two systems. Tensions are high on both sides and the negotiations promise to be explosive…

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Ahsoka knew something was wrong when she set foot in the airy, circular chamber where the two sides of the conflict, the mother system of Acronae and the daughter colony of Acromino, were arguing. Both groups of diplomats, huddled together around two separate tables, jerked their heads around to stare at the arrival of the Jedi and Raxus Senator Issa Fensani. Obi-Wan peered around Ahsoka, anxious curiosity hovering around him like a light mist. As usual, Master Plo Koon was a still pond, cool and serene as he followed the Senator down through the aisles of desks to greet the delegates.

“Honored guests,” Senator Fensani announced as he came to the center of the floor. “May I present Jedi Master Plo Koon, Jedi Knight Ahsoka Tano and her Padawan Learner, Obi-Wan Kenobi. They will be assisting us as we work towards a fair and equitable resolution to this unfortunate dispute between your peoples.”

“Welcome, Master Jedi,” the head diplomat, Kida Morastus of the Acronae party said, bowing low. “We are honored by your presence.”

“As are the free people of Acromino,” came the sharp retort from Kraspen Loren, the lead diplomat from the other party. “But I’m afraid you’ve come a long way from Coruscant for nothing, Master Jedi. I don’t see how your presence will soften the hard heart of our former overlords.”

Obi-Wan looked up at Ahsoka, who met his eye and gave him a minute shake of her head.

Now is not the time for questions, Padawan, Ahsoka thought, hoping that the feeling would get across, even if the words didn’t. Their bond hadn’t quite advanced to the level where they could could effectively communicate without words, the way Master Obi-Wan and Anakin had been able to.

Obi-Wan nodded and said nothing.

“‘Overlords’?! ‘Overlords’!” one of the Acronaens sniffed, pointing a finger at the other party involved. “Listen to how they speak of us, Master Jedi! There will be no peace with these… these terrorists!”

The simmering resentment on both sides threatened to ignite into violence and it made the hair on the back of Obi-Wan’s neck stand up. Ahsoka pursed her lips and scanned the crowd, wondering why two groups who claimed to want peace were nearly about to come to blows before any kind of official talks took place. It didn’t make any sense. What had poisoned the peace talks while they were in hyperspace?

Plo Koon held up both hands, stepping directly between the two parties. “Tensions here are clearly high. I suggest we break for the day and return tomorrow after a full night’s rest.”

Ahsoka watched the assembled delegates, nodding in reluctant agreement. The two sides retreated to their little huddles to discuss the Jedi’s suggestion as Plo Koon turned back to the Senator and Ahsoka. “If there were any formal plans for this evening, I think it would be prudent to cancel them, Senator Fensani.”

“I agree, Master Jedi,” the Senator nodded, bowing to Ahsoka and Obi-Wan as he took his leave and headed back towards the exit to cancel whatever plans Raxus had in store for their guests.

“Something isn’t right here,” Ahsoka murmured to Plo Koon, Obi-Wan leaning closer to catch their soft whispers back and forth. “I can’t put my finger on it but… something is going to happen. Something bad.”

“Then we must be mindful of the Force and its warnings as we proceed forward,” Plo Koon replied, his arms folded over his chest as he waited for the two sides to come to an agreement. He seemed outwardly calm but Obi-Wan knew something was amiss when he saw the master rest his hand on his belt just a breath away from his lightsaber.

Ahsoka turned to Obi-Wan. “Padawan? Why don’t you go join Senator Fensani? We’ll catch up to you once we’re done.”

Obi-Wan opened his mouth to protest, to inform his master that he was supposed to stay by her and Master Plo’s side, but something cold and sharp suddenly pierced his gut with fear and foreboding. It was a sensation he had never felt before and he looked up at Ahsoka, his eyes round with fright. “Master… Something is wrong.”

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anonymous asked:

i'm very slowly but surely coming to terms with my attraction to other girls, but i still can't get over how wrong/gross i feel for sharing locker rooms if that makes sense? i just can't shake the predatory feeling and i feel like if i were to come out to everyone, i'd be ostracized, especially in spaces like locker rooms. being involved in sports makes locker rooms inevitable though, and idk how to get over this feeling :(

Imagine Woozi feeling thankful for all the Carats who always show love and support for Seventeen music.

I don’t actually post much about myself, but I guess this is my blog. Panic attacks are scary. You’re just laying there trying to fall asleep and then you’re suddenly it feels like your chest is about to catch on fire. Mine are primarily physical symptoms that tend to very closely mimic those of a heart attack. Which I’m not having, but in the moment you’re not thinking right and you have to convince yourself that you’re not actually dying. It’s a chore. I’ve gotten so that I can recognize when it’s starting and with deep breathing pretty much keep it from getting worse, but the feeling kind of lingers for awhile, lurking and just waiting for you to stop concentrating on breathing.

I don’t know what I’m worrying about right now. Usually it’s my health. I have an irrational fear that when I get sick I’m going to be really sick, when in fact I’m in quite good health and in the care of some very skilled health care professionals. My asthma flared up a bit in the past few days, but that’s controllable. Am I worrying about school? I don’t know. There is some uncertainty about what I’ll be doing for the summer session, but I should be happy because I ended the 2nd semester with 4 As. Really that’s something I should be proud of. Getting straight As in grad school is nothing to scoff at. Maybe I’m worried about working after I finish school. I definitely am nervous about getting a job and then being on my own more or less, but that’s still a ways off. Maybe I’m worrying about being alone and not feeling wanted. I never dated anyone seriously in university and I feel like I really messed up there and don’t really know what to do now. I’m shy in person and make friends very slowly. Online I’m outgoing and strike up conversations with people all the time, but in person I don’t know what to do. I’m scared I’ll be alone and not wanted. I know this is irrational because it’s not true, but I worry about it.

I guess by writing this all down it helps me figure out what I’m panicking about. Maybe this helps someone else too.

anonymous asked:

What do you think about people who say we're wrong for being upset because we're over reacting to Eddy's trolling and we should wait to watch the show to judge?

I think they have a right to their opinion, but I don’t really let other people tell me how I can react and feel, do you?

As far as waiting to judge, that has always been my mantra, however this is an entirely different situation. A&E have completely changed the makeup of their show and done the unthinkable (in terms of their own story) by going forward with Colin and without Jen.

It’s unprecedented and any CS shipper (who actually cares about the ship and not just Killian) pretending it’s not and still gleefully anticipating season 7 remind me of the story of the musicians on the Titanic who kept playing as it sank.

As I said last night, I don’t think they are giving Hook a love interest in S7 and I do think whatever is motivating Hook probably has to do with Emma. I think this sentence from Eddy “And I think you’re going to find with Hook there’s also a pressing goal ahead of him” speaks to that. I think it’s likely the pressing goal is to do with Emma and maybe getting back to her.

Here’s the colossal problem with that though. Both Eddy and Adam have made it crystal clear (Adam has gone rounds and rounds on twitter this week confirming it - seriously dozens and dozens of tweets) that there are no plans at all for JMo to ever appear again on this show. Ever. Not to resolve Hook’s story and not for a finale. No plans. The door is closed. When you combine that with the dismissive and evasive way A&E have talked about her, Emma and CS it’s damn concerning. Why can’t, or won’t, they respond to a question about a new love interest with “Hook is married?” The fact that they don’t is an ugly little window into how they are viewing the characters and this reset.

My S7 best case scenario is that Hook is motivated all season by Emma and he needs to do something to help Henry and get back to her or save her from being frozen in concrete (or whatever.)

I could live with that.

However, at this moment they are planning zero payoff for that. No Captain Swan reunion, no happy resolution to Killian’s quest, no seeing them ride into the sunset one more time.

Also this reset is about Henry, but that includes never seeing his biological mother again?

It’s SHOCKING that the door has been closed on that. I don’t understand how any of that “best case” storytelling could be remotely satisfying without at least one more appearance by JMo.

Of course things could change, as I’ve said ad naseum anything can be negotiated, (and it feels like Adam is trying to get fans to negotiate with JMo for him) but the fact that they are planning this story about Emma’s son and husband without ever planning to see her again is a huge red flag and I don’t think anyone is foolish for being weary of that.

We’re making a decision on taking the risk to watch so yes Eddy’s “trolling” does matter, what they say matters, and if people want to prejudge and not take the risk on this season that is completely valid. If they want to be upset, that’s valid. If they want to tell Adam they’re upset (respectfully) that’s valid.

Voltron characters as things I've overheard at school
  • Lance: (some kid: why do you always flirt with him? He has a girlfriend?) Doesn't mean he can't have a boyfriend ;)
  • Keith: (random kid talking about a math problem: so what am I doing wrong?) Existing.
  • Shiro: No we're not photoshopping Billy Mae's face onto Pikachu
  • Coran: I'm gonna listen to the legally blonde musical soundtrack today!
  • Allura: (kid: Who's your favorite [paladin]?) I don't like any of you
  • Hunk: (describing a teacher's husband) He looks like the kind of guy that before his wedding, would be in the parking lot with his friend Gerald trying to land an ollie

anonymous asked:

You are a true gift... I was having a shit day.. I had my finals which I'm pretty sure i bombed and I was so done with everything tbh.. then I see this beautiful drawing of my favorite boys by my favorite artist. Thank you! It's really helped lift my mood! :')

Thank you my dear, I’m currently full of sadness and self-loathing but knowing I managed to help you have a better day, well it makes my day. Try to not worry too much about the finals result, I bet you didn’t go as bad as you think you did! 

I’ll be cheering for you, tell me how it went when you find out! and may tomorrow/today be a wonderful day ♡

AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH - an appropriate answer for “I’ve followed you for your art and not just because of the fandom”

Thank you for the compliment! - also an appropriate answer

Thank you my sweetheart! I just realized that, I may or may not aim to make my art feels like a hug? I mean I really never thought too hard about it but I do want people to feel safe and warm and like just have a moment of joy…

uh anyway that’s unrelated, thank you again and I hope you have a nice day too! ♡

Gone Quiet (3.6)
  • Bruno: I don't know any other way to fight fire, Toby.
  • Sam: Why are you so bent on countering these idiot leaflets?
  • Bruno: Cause I am tired of working for candidates who make me think I should be embarrassed to believe what I believe, Sam. I'm tired of getting them elected. We all need some therapy, because somebody came along and said "liberal" means soft on crime, soft on drugs, soft on Communism, soft on defense, and we're gonna tax you back to the Stone Age because people shouldn't have to go to work if they don't want to. And instead of saying "Well, excuse me, you right-wing, reactionary, xenophobic, homophobic, anti-education, anti-choice, pro-gun,'Leave it to Beaver' trip back to the fifties," we cowered in the corner and said "Please, don't hurt me." No more. I really don't care who's right, who's wrong. We're both right. We're both wrong. Let's have two parties, huh? What do you say?

anonymous asked:

hello ok you seem well informed. ok i was joking about magnus calling alec a 'cracker' ok. just shits and giggles, if you will. but someone said, wait mat isn't white tho. and i was like eh???? and now we're in a debate cos i know matt has italian ancestry but i honestly thought matt was/is white. now if i'm wrong i will honestly fling myself into the sun cos it's what i deserve but im none of us know, we're v unsure now and im scared im wrong do you know does anyone know?


it’s not a dumb question don’t worry a LOT of ppl keep saying matt/alec isn’t white this is not true lmaooo he is white. he’s a well baked glossy italian bread roll, looks delicious, a superior quality, but still white bread.

I am so bored of people disrespecting Real Madrid and Madridistas on this website and you can come at me and say oh it aint that deep or whatever but it’s fucking annoying. Like all we wanna do is celebrate our wins and the fact that we are so close to winning la liga for the first time in YEARS, but we end up with essays and posts calling us ugly and other disrespectful shit. You can dislike the team, there is no problem in that, I dislike several teams but I don’t go writing posts insulting cules and barca every time they win a game.

I know it’s only a select few but it’s just getting on my nerves now.

a winter’s ball? bal masqué?
  • raoul de chagny [about philippe]: what do we have in common? we're reliable with the ladies ! ! !
  • philippe: wrong ball, brother.