with these posts

for everyone asking why people always hate on geminis

famous geminis:
Donald Trump
Iggy Azalea
Nash Grier’s brother (guilt by association)
Kate Upton (Game of War ads)
Arthur Conan Doyle (creator of superwholock)
Walt Whitman (boring)
Idina Menzel (Let It Go)
Amy Schumer
Newt Gingrich (Republican, also likes Donald Trump)
Macklemore
Marco Rubio
Azealia Banks
Daniel Fahrenheit (Celsius is better)
Paul McCartney (fuck the Beatles)
Banksy probably

Important Things to Remember about Van Hohenheim:

  • He was born as a slave and manipulated into being involved in the genocide of his own race, then forced to live with the burden of having an immortal body filled with the crying souls of the thousands of people who had died.
  • He devoted at least a couple of centuries conversing with over 500,000 souls, getting to know each and every one of them, befriending them, and cooperating with them.
  • Hohenheim did not leave his children alone. He left them in the (more than capable) hands of Trisha, where he knew they would be raised well. He trusted that Trisha would be able to explain his absence to Ed & Al without revealing the truth about his body. He couldn’t have anticipated her death, and as he was travelling the entire country he had no way of keeping in contact with Trisha to check that she and their sons were doing ok (this is assuming the Elrics didn’t have a telephone).
  • Hohenheim had difficulty interacting with people, even his own family. He would probably have a very hard time writing letters back home, or talking to Trisha on the phone. He more than likely thought it best to keep his distance 100% until he could return home for fear of ruining any of his relationships with his family.
  • Hohenheim was immortal and had already lived for hundreds of years. A year or two probably wouldn’t have seemed like a long time to somebody with such a huge lifespan. Hohenheim likely still pictured his sons as young children, even after 10 years of not seeing them.
  • When Hohenheim returned to Resembool he expected to be greeted by the love of his life and his two young boys standing at the doorway to his family home. Instead he found a pile of burnt rubble, Trisha’s grave, Edward’s automail, and Alphonse’s empty body.
  • He completely blamed himself for Ed and Al’s attempt at human transmutation and subsequent injuries. He understood that they were lonely, grieving children and in his eyes the fault was all down to him and - taboo or not - the brothers had not done anything wrong.
  • Despite being the most powerful character in the FMA universe, Hohenheim was a pacifist and did not fight or injure a single person in the whole series.
  • He always put everyone else before himself.
  • The things which made him happiest in the whole world were all to do with his children. Alphonse trusting him, Ed and Al helping him on the promised day, Ed calling him Dad for the first time, getting to shake Al’s hand after recovering his body… his whole life revolved around his sons as soon as he met up with them again. He was willing to sacrifice himself for Ed and Al’s sake.
  • He died happy because he was so proud of Ed and Al and he knew that they had made incredible friends who would look after them for the rest of their lives.
  • Without him everyone would be dead.
  • All he wanted was a normal life.
  • Van Hohenheim was not a bad person.
  • Van Hohenheim was not a bad father.

(Bonus):

  • He is romantically cheesy as hell
  • He wears glasses just so he looks slightly different to Father
  • He used to fly into an Ed-like rage whenever anyone called him unintelligent
  • The first thing he said to Alphonse after reuniting with him was, “My vintage armor!!”
  • One of the first things he said to Edward after reuniting with him was, “we have the same hairstyle”.

anonymous asked:

All this Tumblr chaos happening because of an update. Blogs turning on each other. riot post taking over my blog. I can't even read some post because of a crap ton of Os blocking the post. this is both entertaining and annoying all at the same time

its bringing back memories of the January update and the no notes meme

Why in the world was there a debate on whether Samus is trans?

Apparently there’s been people claiming online that video game character Samus is trans (don’t click on the article unless you want your head to hurt). Here is a writeup of the drama, including when some sort of troll (?) decided to spam Wikipedia insisting that Samus’s supposed trans status be added to Wikipedia. (I’m assuming it was some false flag shit, because could anyone really be that stupid?) 

All of this is because Samus’s creator said as a joke, “Metroid games are as likely to come onto the PS2 as Samus is to be shemale.” Yeah, that sounds like a progressive guy who really wants representation in his video game series he created in the 1980s. Also because a game manual said that Samus was male to hide the surprise ending that Samus is actually a girl. It’s not enough we have a badass female character, she couldn’t have been born female, right?

Samus wasn’t even created in the US or the west, and there is a totally different outlook on LGBT issues in general there. The idea you can implement your ideas of transgenderism onto some Japanese guy’s creation is totally insane. Some people complain about racism in video games, but then they have the gall to say that “No, the Japanese don’t really understand her own creation, she must REALLY be trans!” Huh????

Why do people have to latch onto a video game character to support their identity? If they are so bothered by the lack of representation in video games, why don’t people make their own? For all the complaining, I haven’t seen anyone bother to make a barebones RPG maker game yet, besides one really weird and  edgy Pokemon Essentials game.