WHERE are they getting this stuff !!
CAN SOMEONE MAKE A MOVIE KINDA LIKE HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON WITH A BUNCH OF CUTE LIL DRAGONS WHO HOARS STUPID SHIT LIKE BROKEN COMPUTERS OLEASE
Just got back from a free show and dinner with a cutie and…
At best it was mediocre.
Honestly, I wish they didn’t mask it as “a draw for to see a free cooking show” and say it like it is - “a grab for new chumps to see a live infomercial”.
The company was good at least.
And so of course your first instinct is to call me to provide a better dinner. Shall we tentatively schedule it for next Saturday, before Rocky, so you can call it dinner and a show?
I need white people to stop pretending consent was possible during slavery.
Stop lying to yourselves that those black cousins are the result of illicit love affairs & grasp that slaves could not say no.
When consent is not an option, when you’re only seen as 3/5ths of a human being & you have no legal standing? You can’t say yes.
I need white America to sit down for a sec. Look into the faces of black Americans with the same last names & figure it the fuck out.
Our ancestors were raped by your ancestors. Regularly. Some of the kids were treated kindly. Most were not. They were sold.
White mistresses punished the slaves for “tempting” master & congratulated themselves on that bloody work. Read the narratives.
Not the cleaned up ones either. Read Incidents in The Life of A Slave Girl & understand that Mammy was a victim, not the one who loved you.
She couldn’t care for her kids, couldn’t choose her husband or their father most of the time. She was a slave.
Millions of people died on the Middle Passage. Millions more died here at the hands of your ancestors. Own that.
Now you want to sing Kumbaya & keep oppressing our communities & erasing our contributions. Spare me the tired bullshit.
Male slaves fared no better. There’s a long history of them being raped, tortured & killed too. That was slavery. Stop romanticizing it.
Our children were fed to alligators as bait (feel free to look that up) died of starvation or exposure & that was slavery too. Yep, we were livestock & you use sickly livestock as bait.
Stop watching Gone With The Wind & fantasizing about beautiful plantations if you can’t accept what happened on those plantations.
House slaves had it better in the sense of access to food & possibly better treatment, but they were still slaves.
14 year old slave girls weren’t falling in love with the men who could beat them & everyone they loved to death.
Read the tales of enslaved women who killed their children to spare them. Read about people beaten to death as an example.
Sally Hemings could have left Jefferson in Paris. Of course her entire family was still in his power. And his “love”? Didn’t free her. Ever.
Go look at the pictures of former slaves backs. Whipped until they bled & left to scar so they were maimed for life & couldn’t run.
Also before you talk about the cleaned up narratives, remember that the people relating their stories knew lynching was always possible.
Records of slavery were deliberately destroyed so that former owners wouldn’t have to pay anyone.
That “peculiar institution” was generations of blood, pain, & terror. That’s what built America. Never forget that.
Now stop talking about anyone’s white ancestors like they deserve the fucking credit for the success of people descended from slaves.
American slavery began in 1619. June 19, 1865 was the last official day of slavery. Do the math on how long it takes to heal that wound.
After slavery was officially over? Black codes & Jim Crow laws followed. America’s history of oppression is longer than that of freedom.
Also before any d*mb motherfuckers land in my mentions. I have a degree in history. I will read you to filth & bury you in sources.
Trust & believe there is no country here for people who want to romanticize a system that is still grinding away at my community.
All this fluffy fucking talk about American history to coddle white kids feelings & engender patriotism? You won’t get it here.
My ancestors built this country, I served this country & I will tell the damned truth about this country. Don’t like it? Fuck you.
Now let me get in my feelings about slavery before Africans were brought here. Because we weren’t the first people enslaved.
We were deliberately sought out for our skill sets & resistance to disease. Know why we were resistant? We’d had contact for years.
All of that “My ancestors never owned slaves so it has nothing to do with me?” Go look at those NDN ancestors again. See how many were free.
While you’re in there checking that out? Look up those old country ancestors & see how many benefited from slavery indirectly.
Also while we’re talking about NDN relatives? Yo, learn a name besides Cherokee. Better yet, learn about the genocidal tactics they faced.
Look up immigrant groups becoming white in America. Find out who had to bleed so they could gain access to white privilege.
Let’s really talk about the Red Summer of 1919 & how it wasn’t an unusual occurrence. Tulsa, Rosewood? They were just famous.
Let’s talk about welfare & who could access it. Hell let’s talk about who is collecting more of it right now.
Let’s talk about the primary beneficiaries of affirmative action (spoiler! White women!) & what it means to attack black people instead.
Shit, let’s get into the Great Depression & the Great Recession & who is hurting the most financially through both.
Let’s talk about conditions on reservations, in the inner city, & the violence faced by POC who try to leave those areas.
Hell, let’s talk about why we don’t see shows that reflect the American population set in the past, present, or future.
Go read Columbus’ diaries & see what “civilization” really meant to the people he encountered.
For that matter go read up on King Leopold & the Congo. I’ll wait while you cry.
That’s the thing about whiteness as a social construct in America. It’s not about white people, it’s about white power over others.
When we’re talking about white privilege? We’re talking about what it takes to shape this society based on oppression.
America is a young country with a lot of power because of genocide, slavery, & continuing oppression. Individuals build institutions.
All of these conversations aren’t about bringing out white guilt, they’re about ending this institution developed over the generations.
Also let’s be clear that America is sick with this ish across the political spectrum. It may manifest differently but it exists everywhere.
Before I go, let me also suggest that people who are curious about anything I tweeted about take a tour through Google with terms.
It’s not that I won’t answer questions, but there are books out there that I think everyone should read on slavery, whiteness, & America.
For the first time in our history, African-American women have surpassed all groups in college entrance based upon race and gender. That’s right. African American women enroll in college (9.7%) more than Asian men (8.4%), white women (7.1%) - you name the group, either race or gender, African American women are number one.
Break the string of lies and end the misogynoir (racialized antiblack misogyny). Shine bright!
(h/t For Harriet)
Cosmo, you sexist piece of shit.
Oh boo. There’s Wanda, his wife, grinning evilly in the background as he’s saying it.
Besides, context is important. Remember what this episode was? "Queen for a Day." The one with Trixie Tang’s birthday?
The entire point of Wanda hitting Timmy with this wish was to teach a moral to him. Timmy was hitting a mental roadblock trying to come up with a birthday present for Trixie, not having a clue what “a girl” would want for her birthday. Cue the wish forcing him into a female body and… Still pretty much liking the exact same stuff. And as he later found out, Trixie liked the same things he did, even if gender norms didn’t fit for it all.
In the end, Timmy ends up giving Trixie the present she wanted in a comic book store, but fakes getting upset over it when he gives it to her because her friends thought it was only for boys. But, she WAS grateful.
And this moment? This right here? Our male protagonist, Timmy, is now getting playfully mocked by Cosmo for suddenly being a girl. That’s going to teach boys, through the eyes of Timmy, how stupid it is to be demeaning to females for being female.
This episode was basically a giant slap in the face to the idea of gender norms. And you’re still calling Cosmo sexist for reinforcing the moral, which is how stupid even casual sexism is?
Childhood is firmly not ruined, thank you.
Let me get this out of the way: everyone go download Heroine’s Quest. It is an oldschool adventure game, a love letter to the King’s Quests, Quests for Glory, and other various Quests of days gone by. It is a game starring a fierce, clever woman who slays trolls and doesn’t wear a boobplate. It is funny, playful, and tongue-in-cheek. It is also free.
When I started playing Heroine’s Quest, I was asked what class I wanted to play. I chose Warrior, because if I’m a Viking heroine, I am gonna sword the shit out of some fuckers. After finishing the combat tutorial, I immediately tried to talk to a woodpecker. This improved my Animal Ken skill, so I spent an entire in-game day running around the city and screaming at birds. This did wonders for my bird screaming skill, but almost killed me. Turns out screaming at birds uses stamina, and if you spend more stamina than you have, the difference comes out of your health. I screamed at birds so hard that I almost died from it.
After recovering a little in the local pub (by getting drunk and gambling a bunch), I stole a spear from somewhere and went into the forest to find food. My Animal Ken skill allowed me to easily murder a boar and turn it into delicious meat. All that bird screaming gave me a powerful killer instinct, apparently. I went back to town and ate some meat. Then I stole someone’s boots. Then I screamed at an owl until I almost died.
I spent quite a while adventuring, solving puzzles, and the like. Every time I saw a bird, I screamed at it incessantly until the intensity of my howling became hazardous to my health. My character must have been the least popular Viking of all time. The birds didn’t give a fuck. They just ignored my incoherent shrieking.
I don’t want to spoil too much, but at one point you have to find a way to navigate through a deadly blizzard. My initial strategy of screaming at the blizzard while running in circles was unsuccessful, so I experimented and quickly found a way to navigate using animal tracks. The skill for this was, of course, motherfucking Animal Ken.
And that’s how my mighty Viking heroine accidentally defeated Winter itself by screaming at a chicken for twenty straight hours and then passing out.
Rating: Ten frenzied bird accusations out of ten, highly recommended for all your bird screaming needs. A genuinely great game.
Cory’s superpower is to take a game, any game, and break it so thoroughly and completely that his experience from mine when playing the same game is so different that it might as well be a completely different game. I am continually impressed by his ability to play a game and simultaneously ruin and elevate.
This sounds fucking phenomenal.
There are tears in my eyes.
glompcat asked: Yoko Nakajima
- Why I like them: It would take an essay for me to explain all the reasons I love. And I’m planning to write one someday. I’ll jsut say she’s an extremely relatable character who undergoes one of the best written character arcs I’ve ever seen to become a strong and compassionate ruler.
- Why I don’t: Does not compute
- Favorite episode (scene if movie): Episode 39, where she ends the occupation of a corrupt official and gives her Inaugural Rescript
- Favorite season/movie: The book, A thousand Leagues of Wind, The Sky at Dawn
- Favorite line: The entirety of her speech from episode 39.
- Favorite outfit: The simple, yet elegant costume she wears during her rescript.
- OTP: Yoko/Rakushun
- Brotp: Youko/Shoukei/Suzu are revoltionary BFFs.
- Head Canon: She becomes a revolutionary queen who turns Kei into one of the most prosperous and peaceful kingdoms.
- Unpopular opinion: I didn’t find her as annoying in the beginning as many do. I just thought she was a painfully realistic depiction of an insecure teenage girl.
- A wish: That she makes Kei prosperous kingdom and continues to kick all kinds of ass as queen?
- An oh-god-please-dont-ever-happen: That someone overthrows her.
- 5 words to best describe them: Tenacious, honest, compassionate, snarky (this trait is more prominent in the novels tho) and brave
- My nickname for them: MY QUEEN
Wow. I would answer this almost identically. I only differ in the ships (Yoko/Rakushun is my brotp, so obviously its not my OTP), and my headcanon is the Twelve Kingdoms takes place in the same universe as Adventure Time, and the Twelve Kingdoms remains unscathed by the Great Mushroom Wars, and eventually Yoko, Marcelline, and PB (three BAMF lady-monarchs) all end of hanging out together. I’ll write more about this some time.