sometimes I think back to the interviews Christopher Eccleston did while he was the Doctor and how he talked about how great it was that the series was moving away from the sexism of previous series and then I look at the show now and I just feel so sad
Gods of the World! Their mouths are dumb! Your guns have spoken and they are dust But the shrouded Living, whose hearts were numb, have felt the beat of a wakening drum Within them sounding — the Dead men’s tongue — Calling : “Smite off the ancient rust!” Have beheld “Resurrexit,” the word of the Dead, Written-in-red (Words of the dead) (Written in red)
here’s a dating tip if your partner suffers social anxiety or is an introvert, do not force them to go out on a date or hang out with you. more than likely, being alone relaxes their anxiety and recharges their energy. so respect that. and don’t bug them about it or take it personally. you’ll make their anxiety worse or just end up making them feel guilty as shit. this goes for friends too. don’t do that to your friends.
Someone finally said it
Yo but like introversion is not the same thing as social anxiety and I feel like conflating the two is kind of silly (and potentially harmful)? Like I’m introverted as all fuck but nagging me to go out would not in any way make me anxious or cause me any harm.
IDEK maybe I’m talking out of turn, not having social anxiety myself but bluh.
The message is still good wrt people who do have social anxiety tho.
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Since somehow people don’t know about these issues, I’m deciding to once again bring them to light so that people may be educated.
First off, the artist suharevj/risingmonster is a known transphobe and misogynist. They are also known for being abusive. The victim of their abuse has described the nature of their abuse as being subtle. He would do what he could to make the victim feel horrible, and would try to skew their perception of the world and make them believe that the only thing they deserved was his belittlement. Along with this, his abuse came in the form of transphobic and ableist comments.
Here and here are two examples of suharevj’s transphobia and abusive nature.
Yet, many people do not know this, and continue to support him by reblogging his art. Due to the lack of education about his behaviour, people are at risk of suffering through the same abuse. So I would like to ask for people to signal boost this particular post so more people can know about this issue.
I have several done years of RPing, and this has taken me to countless different forums and, if you are at all familiar with RP forums, let me tell you, they were the lowest of the low some six or seven years ago.
In one of these forums, a legendary tale happened, a tale that, if I can ever recommend one thing to you, it is this:
A story that happened to an anonymous RPer years ago.
Anyone will be able to appreciate it (and trust me, you will), but if you are kinsmen or kinswomen to me, if you ever had to experience the shittiest of RP forums and their terrible userbases, particularly that one guy that does whatever he wants and is an asshole that clearly godmods but gets away with it because the actual mods don’t give a damn, you will find the beauty behind the ballad that much brighter.
Just trust me on this one. It’s not a particularly long read, either.
I hope you enjoy The Ballad of Edgardo
I would also highly recommend these illustrations, they’re kind of perfect: [click].
“Romeo can’t really be blamed for Ophelia’s death.”—
Senior English major on a Shakespeare final. (via minininny)
WELL THEY’RE NOT WRONG
How about this, though?
[Editorial Note: This “theory” depends on believing the Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet take place contemporaneously. So, for the sake of argument, let’s all agree that the events of both plays occur in the Spring of 1517 (chosen because of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses, and the Reformational threads that run through Hamlet).]
See, in the Second Quarto and First Folio versions of Romeo and Juliet, a[n extremely minor] character appears with Romeo, Mercutio, and Benvolio at the Capulet’s Party (where, if you recall, Romeo meets Juliet for the first time).
Like Hamlet's Horatio, this Horatio is full of well-worded philosophical advice. He tells Romeo “And to sink in it should you burden love, too great oppression for a tender thing.”
Let’s imagine that Horatio has travelled down from Wittenberg (about 540 miles) to Verona for his Spring Break. He hears about some guys who like to party (because, let’s be honest, besides getting stabbed, partying is Mercutio’s main thing). So, he ends up crashing the Capulet’s ball with them.
He is then on the sidelines as Romeo and Juliet fall in love, Tybalt kills Mercutio, Romeo kills Tybalt, Romeo gets banished, and both lovers are found dead in Juliet’s tomb.
This tragedy fresh in his mind, he returns to Wittenberg at the end of what has turned out to be a decidedly un-radical Spring Break and discovers that his bestie Prince Hamlet is leaving for Elsinore Castle because he’s just gotten news that his father, the King, is dead.
On the trip up (another ~375 miles), Horatio recounts the tragic romance he just witnessed in Verona. He advises (as he is wont to do) Hamlet not to mix love and revenge.
Hamlet takes Horatio’s advice to heart, breaking up with Ophelia so that he can focus is energy on discovering and punishing his father’s killer:
HAMLET Ay, truly; for the power of beauty will sooner transform honesty from what it is to a bawd than the force of honesty can translate beauty into his likeness: this was sometime a paradox, but now the time gives it proof. I did love you once.
Indeed, my lord, you made me believe so.
You should not have believed me; for virtue cannot so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it: I loved you not.
Ophelia - burdened by the perceived loss of Hamlet’s love and his murder of her father - goes mad and drowns herself.
You see, if Romeo had waited literally a minute and thirty seconds longer (31 iambic pentametrical lines) - he, Juliet, Ophelia (and possibly the rest of the Hamlet characters) would have made it.
What are the overall stances of the major parties on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
The Conservatives are strongly pro-Israel. Please let me issue a warning for that video: the heavy implication — it’s overt in every sense except that they never refer to Palestinians by name — is that Palestinians, unilaterally, are terrorists. The Conservative rhetoric about Israel is uncompromising and overtly draws on WWII and the Holocaust as a source of its support for its views, which is really difficult to argue with.
The Conservatives are disinterested in compromise or agreement; their support of Israel is absolute to the point where that video discounts “going along to get along” as “quite simply weak and wrong”, which I personally read as a rejection of mediation attempts and borders a call to arms in defense of Israel. The Conservative voter base has been historically pro-Israel so it makes political sense to make this ad, but it’s also fucking disgusting to discount all Palestinians as “terrorists,” and it’s clear that these materials are more about securing voters and putting forth a certain image of Canadian support than it is about actually proportionately held views. I would think that if there are any Conservatives that are more ambiguous on their support of Israel, they are keeping their mouths shut.
The NDP are currently experiencing some uncertainty and in-fighting on this topic. Thomas Mulcair himself has spoken strongly in support of Israel; in 2008 he said, “je suis un ardent supporter de toutes les instances et de toutes les circonstances d’Israël” (“I am an ardent supporter of Israel in all situations and in all circumstances”), but that view has been amended in some ways since he took leadership of the NDP. He personally has supported some of Harper’s views on the conflict, before he was leader of the party, due to this support of the state of Israel.
I’m still unclear as to how much Mulcair’s views are the party’s official views, or whether they even constitute the views of the majority of NDP MPs. The NDP probably wants to continue being the catch-all party and not state an overt view in case it alienates any aspect of its support base, but Mulcair’s voice is loud and it’s hard to hear the chorus of all-inclusion over the sound of his views.