we are young, we play our music loud,drink until we can’t stand, we sneak out, get grounded, fail tests, run wild, we make friendships that only last a month, lie about where we are, cry in the bathroom, try new things, sleep for hours, binge eat, go through lovers like we go through our expensive clothes. we are young,we are the corrupted youth.
we are the hated generation,but they forget who raised us.
Daily Draw No. 4 Sorry for uploading something really different from my norm. Usually on days like these I wouldn’t opt to draw something since it feels like nothing I draw is acceptable while in this mood.
I want to keep trying and push through this, even if the end result I’m left with isn’t satisfactory. Someday it will be.
If I ask if a food is spicy at all, and you reply “No, not at all! You can barely feel it!” then that is a contradiction. It is spicy. It may not be very spicy, or even moderately spicy, but it’s still spicy. Please just tell me that straight-out.
I know there’s a good chance you’re mocking me in your head when I say that I cannot handle spices at all, and that even the mildest of sauces, that you insist are barely there, are going to hurt, because I’m mocking me too. I know I’ve got a child’s palate when it comes to spicy food. I know it’s almost laughable, how badly I react to even table pepper in more than the most minuscule of doses.
But if I ask “is this spicy,” and you answer “not at all,” and then proceed to tell me that it’s mild, then I will still consider it too spicy.
If I ask “is this spicy at all” and you say “no” while knowing that it is, just a tiny bit, because you can’t imagine anyone reacting, then please don’t be offended when I take one bite and then throw it out, because I asked for a reason.
It’s a dumb thing to talk about, but… yeah. Just do your cannot-handle-spices friends a favor and be honest when they ask. Mild is still a level of spice.
(This goes doubly for strangers, because if they have a digestive problem like, IDK, ulcers or something, then spicy food can irritate the stomach lining further and cause extreme pain. Some people claim that capsaicin can be used to treat ulcers, but you know… just play it safe, yeah?)
god i wanted a damien redemption so bad fuck!!!! my hopes slipping i want to believe but i cant! hes just a dickbag
honestly i feel it i wanted one too like i want to believe that he could learn to use his power without always being a manipulative asshole (like chloe, for example, who sometimes slips up or goes too far but who is still doing her best and is a good person) but like… he’s Awful
i also think that this, esp the new ep, really is the point of no return for a damien redemption arc (also i think we all kind of know that, in our hearts, even damien stans). like there is… no way an apology would ever be genuine now, there is no way anyone would trust him (excluding mark, but stockholm syndrome doesn’t count thx), there’s no way anyone would like him or want to spend time with him… the damage is irreversibly done. and he isn’t sorry! he was put on the opposite end of his own power imbalance and it didn’t make him feel any remorse at all. if anything, he was sorry he wasn’t able to be a manipulative asshole. and his reaction when he found out mark cares about him was not a reaction of a man who cared back, it was the reaction of someone who sees people as tools and toys, and interpersonal relationships as prizes to be won. damien likes it because he wants to be liked, without having to like anyone, he wants unconditional forgiveness… he’s power hungry and he genuinely believes he’s entitled to that power. that he’s entitled to control people and he’s entitled to positive attention from people without ever having done anything to earn that besides lie and manipulate.
and that’s… not a man with a redemption story. or at least, that’s not a man i want to see redeemed. it’s clear he has no good intentions now. he’s selfish, manipulative, and abusive, and uses his power and his past as a front and an excuse (as opposed to an explanation, which is what they are).
like. is he a nuanced character with layer and explanations who i actually find very interesting? hell yeah. earlier in the show before his personal motivations and intentions were this clear, did i and probably lots of other people hope for a redemption arc? hell yeah. do i want to see a man who doesn’t take no for an answer and abuses people get redeemed especially now that we know his intentions are and always have been wholly selfish and in pursuit of his own power? i sure the fuck do not
tl;dr same but i’m two steps ahead and i already gave up on the damien redemption arc and my new hope is to hear the sweet sweet sound of damien getting his ass kicked again
tl;dr there’s something about a story that’s set in l.a and about jazz music that shouldn’t be so white ya feel.
ryan gosling’s character stumbles around a white saviour complex (he wants to return jazz to his roots ??? yeh ok m8) and jazz is a uniquely black american music genre, which the film completely fails to grasp. are we really having to sit through a movie about a white guy who wants to save jazz in 2017, after /everything that has happened/ over the last few years and months especially? the racial diversity in the film, especially given its subject matter, is straight up poor. on top of that, i’d probably say the film’s depiction of jazz is a touch contrived and definitely cliched, but maybe that’s just me
the other main issue i have with it is its gender politics. firstly, the lack of agency of emma stone’s character (despite all the buzz around her performance) and how she is ~changed~ and introduced to the world via ryan gosling’s character’s intervention. secondly, the issue with Rebel Without A Cause, which is a flagship movie in terms of lgbt issues, but the importance of the movie in that context was completely ignored in la la land, and it hurts especially, during a time when lgbt movies are so often glossed over by awards ceremonies (moonlight finally getting us somewhere is a cause for celebration!)
(in my personal opinion, the story is a little thin, the cast don’t sing or dance particularly well, and it kinda feels a little too self-indulgent and too much like hollywood licking its own ass and celebrating its ~golden age~ a little too much for my taste. but that’s subjective)
listen, it’s not a bad movie, and i appreciate its artistic direction and its feel-good-factor, but it’s just … this year’s award season was very much black excellence (moonlight, hidden figures, fences) competing with white mediocrity, and the white mediocrity picking up a lot of the awards …
2. call it out when you see/hear it happening. if someone makes a nazi/holocaust/antisemitic joke? let them know that it wasn’t funny. if someone perpetuates a harmful stereotype, like that we’re all capitalists/communists/greedy/lust for the blood of children/etc? shut them down.
3. notice when someone in an sjw circle is being antisemitic. don’t tolerate someone using “jew” and “israeli” interchangeably, or insist that jewish people are somehow more racist than the average white person. feel free to remind people that jewish people overwhelmingly voted for clinton in this past election (source here). one of the best ways to fight antisemitism is within our own communities.
and that’s all i can think of right now! i’m sure those blogs can give much better tips.
Does anyone else like… really dislike white walls in homes? They’re all trendy and in all magazines now but I just. Don’t like pure white walls. They create too much space, too much light, it’s like a hospital or a Big Brother house or an existential void providing an illusion of safety and comfort while draining all of your life force and converting it into an assurance that everything is fine and peaceful while the bees are dying and the Earth is on fire