Reminder to folks who are in denial of Martin being Finn’s dad.
i’m so glad finn’s dad is crap, that was exactly the right move
You are alone, child.
There is only darkness for you, and only death for your people.
These ancients are just the beginning.
I will command a great and terrible army, and we will sail to a billion worlds.
We will sail until every light has been extinguished.
You are strong, child, but I am beyond strength.
I am the end, and I have come for you, Finn.
Seriously, the lack of music in this with only faint background noises made me feel uncomfortable. This is a cartoon and yet it has shit like this in it? Just that speech, cannot deal.
man i don’t know what i expected but the premiere delivered on every level. this season is going to be wild.
"When I die, I want to burn on a giant funeral pyre. When my skin and muscles have melted away, I want my bones to be buried by a lake, along with the ashes of all my dead cats, with a beautiful headstone that will grow moss, and a garden of poisonous plants surrounding me." - from my Patreon post for April 19 about why I like cemeteries
So it’s 3AM and It’s just occurred to me that the most telling scene in the entire Harry Potter franchise is the scene following the announcement of the participants of the Triwizard tournament.
When Harry’s name is pulled out of the cup, literally one of the first things he is asked is “did you ask an older boy to put your name in the cup for you?" or something to that effect, insinuating that, that was something nobody prepared for and that it was something that totally would have worked if anyone had been smart enough to figure it out.
However, in an earlier scene a student is turned into a hundred year old man when they try to artificially age themselves with a potion and put their name into the cup. Meaning someone trying to dangerously age themselves with potion they aren’t familiar with was something the teachers genuinely considered to be more likely than someone asking for fucking help from another student.
In other words, the wizards in Harry Potter’s world are so reliant on magic that it doesn’t occur to anyone save for people like Harry that asking for help is even an option in a given situation. This explains why wizards are so fucking ass-backwards at everything, they’re so confident that their magic is capable of doing everything for them that it has never occurred to fucking anyone that perhaps asking for help from the muggle world might be of some use.
Think about it, the wizarding world hasn’t changed in hundreds of years while in that same space of time the muggle world has figured out fucking space travel. I know it’s a cliché to say to say someone could have fucking shot Voldemort, but seriously, somebody totally fucking could have, he killed like 50 people, he was effectively a terrorist, if anyone in the wizarding world bothered to ask for help from the muggles instead of just telling them there was an invisible asshole flying around shooting death curses at everyone, they may have been able to help.
Pretty much the only reason Voldermort thinks he’s better than muggles is because he’s able to kill them with impunity using magic, something he’s only able to do so easily because muggles don’t understand what magic is. Voldemort is basically like a fucking disease, he’s an invisible, lurking entity preying on mankind from the shadows like a cowardly piece of shit. You know what else did that? Smallpox and we stomped that to death the second we understood it. That’s the difference between muggles and wizards, when muggles don’t understand something, they figure it out.
And here’s the kicker, the only reason muggles don’t understand magic at all is because the wizarding world deliberately withholds information about it. However, even if the wizarding world kept doing that, it’d only be a matter of time until a muggle figured out what magic was and how to stop or harness it because that’s what humanity does, it pushes past what we think is impossible to see what’s on the other side. We didn’t understand the sun as a species originally and now we use it to power satellites and smartphones.
The wizarding world isn’t a realm of infinite possibilities, it’s a universe of strict limitations where boundaries are never questioned. The muggle world is where the real magic happens. That’s why during the course of the Harry Potter books, which are set between 1991 and 1998, the muggle world (our world) discovered dark matter, cloned a sheep and invented fucking MP3s while the wizarding world were literally paying some dipshit to figure out what the purpose of a rubber duck was.
Wow, I really shouldn’t think about this stuff when it’s like 3AM, it gets kind of dark.
Dear black girls,
White girls will stop doing their hair like this
When you stop doing your hair like this
If your culture has nothing more to offer than hair style then I’m sorry for you. Hair styles are not cultural appropriation….
Pony tails are a white thing now? Lmao bitch bye
did she actually just say ‘we’ll stop wearing the hairstyles we stole from you and which we won’t let //you// wear bc colonialism, if you’ll stop straightening your hair to conform to our beauty ideals that we’ve made you beholden to bc colonialism’?
we’ll only give back the thing we stole if you give back the thing we forced you to wear instead. right. okay.
I’d just like to give honor to this young lady for changing the game. You need to recognize that she inspired Elmo to perform this song and dance. ELMO! Elmo is like elementary school student’s Beyoncé!
Why do they give you a biography on black folk acting nutty on the evening news, but I don’t know this little girl’s name? Everybody knows this Vine, recreates this Vine, and/or mixes it into a trap beat. Someone needs to give this girl a trophy. Pay for her dance classes. Give her tickets to The Carter tour! KNOW HER! SHE IS LEGENDARY!
Oregon, August 1939. “Unemployed lumber worker goes with his wife to the bean harvest. Note Social Security number tattooed on arm.” by Dorthea Lange
Dorthea Lange took my photo is 1939. In doing so exposes me as the immortal creature I am. Damn you, Dorthea!
(via Gary Chapple)
katie i am officially crossing you off my list of ‘tumblrers who are not marceline’
Sorry! As some of the other notes have said, I meant this sort of thing: “Of course. Asia and Europe aren’t even a separate landmass, after all.” (on your Europe tag) -> arbitrary line down the Eurasian continent…
The idea of Europe and Asia being culturally two different, separate worlds is pretty laughable for us who live closer to the “border”… I mean, throughout our (Croatian) entire history the basic theme is “oh god no the Ottomans are trying to conquer us”. I think pretty much everyone in these parts is more-or-less aware that the Ottomans were here and that their Empire was huge and stretched far to the East as well. I mean, just look at how damn huge it was.
What is happening in Croatia now is a striving to be recognized as a part of the “West” (we recently got into the EU, that helps). The general idea is: West=culture, Vienna, civilized, Europe; East=primitive, Balkans, ‘polluted’ by Ottoman influence, barbaric, ew. The average Croat who likes to think of themselves as cultured and civilized will cringe at the thought of being associated with the Balkans or Eastern Europe. They prefer being considered a part of Central Europe, something close to Austria… Children in school are trained to think this way, too. I remember that our geography teacher in high school spent like half an hour proving to us that: 1) the Balkan peninsula doesn’t exist as a geographical term (as if that’s important) and 2) even if it did, Croatia wouldn’t be considered a part of it.
Not to mention that we’re on the Mediterranean. I
thinkhope people are aware that this sea connects Europe, Asia & Africa and that various peoples inhabiting these parts had ships. I live in a place that has been populated by so many different peoples and conquered by several multi-ethnic empires* and instead of being excited and curious about all those different cultural influences, people consider anything and everything eastern negative and undesirable and consciously reject it.
*ok yeah all those different cultures, peoples and religions is one of the reasons for these parts to be full of conflicts, but that’s no reason to reject variety and strive for uniformity and “westerness”
I’m sorry, I kind of went off-topic here and this turned into a kind of a rant ://
Thanks for this perspective, and it sheds a bit more light on some of the rather scary backlash I got from the Czech Republic over this game.
They seemed pretty obsessed with the idea that I was only talking about Black people (with the predictable torrent of explicitly anti-Black racism), and I kept saying, “I’m trying to say Asia is literally like right there and also there was a lot of war and Empire-making, read the text sources ffs”, and I didn’t realize there was so much anti-Asian sentiment happening in Central Europe overall. Maybe I should have since I knew how bad the antiziganism is.
No one really bothered to respond much to any of the stuff I posted on the documented immigration into that area, during and immediately preceding the time in question (including varying perspectives). I guess it’s just easier to screech racial slurs than admit that the xenophobia is apparently a more modern occurrence than a historical one?(warning: link is actually pretty antiziganist. wtf?)
I’ll go ahead and post the map you linked to:
As I said in the OP, I really have no clue on many existing biases going on in modern Europe-because, of course, I’m American!-but it still affects us, as you can see with the issue over the game.
Thanks again for sharing your experiences. It’s definitely a learning experience for me.
A British tourist is “shocked and upset” after being deported from Sri Lanka for displaying a Buddha tattoo on his arm, he says.
Antony Ratcliffe, 42, from Nottingham, was turned back at Colombo’s main airport on Friday for allegedly showing a lack of respect for Buddhism.
The authorities are tough on perceived insults to Buddhism - the religion of the island’s majority ethnic Sinhalese.
But Mr Ratcliffe says the “inoffensive” body art was meant as a tribute.
"They took my passport and held me there for an hour and a half. All the time they were bringing people in to look at my arm, and they were shaking their heads.
"I was explaining my case, pleading basically, and the chief officer just told me to ‘shut up, shut up’ and he refused to talk to me."
"I like the artwork in tattoos obviously and, due to my belief in Buddhist philosophy which I have followed for many years, I thought a quality tattoo of the Buddha was rather apt.
"It wasn’t something I took lightly or did on the spur of the moment."
Eventually, Mr Ratcliffe was allowed to continue his journey to Kuala Lumpur, but faced further questioning when he landed.
"The whole experience has been a shock - it has been upsetting and a waste of my time. I’m not taking it further, but when I saw they had accused me of speaking disrespectfully about Buddhism, I had to put my side of the story", he said.
'i mean, i still don't really give a shit whether or not they were offended by my imperialist tattoo, i just can't decide if i'm more insulted that they wouldn't let me into their country to 'appreciate' the rest of their heritage, or that they think they can tell me what i don't know about buddhism'.
fucks sake, man. #whitegirlsinheaddresses
White people have the privilege to dabble in different “philosophies” and “aesthetics” and really don’t like it when they get called on their shit when they their appropriative tattoos offend people who have practiced a religion or culture for centuries/millennia/time immemorial.
The worst thing to me is that a few yeas ago I would have thought his outrage was completely justified.