It’s Thanksgiving, but not up here in Canada’eh. We had our Thanksgiving last month. Now all my friends on Facebook are moaning about how we don’t get to eat turkey and pie today.
But not me. I’m eating turkey and pie right now. I’m an adult. I’ll eat turkey and pie whenever I damn well please. Tomorrow I’m going to have ice cream for breakfast. Suck on that childhood.
Book Two: Spirits, Chapter Five: Peacekeepers
Inception of Propaganda
Location: Varrick’s Vessel, Docks, Yue Bay, Republic City
When Varrick starts up the projector, Bolin says to Korra “Don’t freak out; it’s not real”. It took me a moment to figure out that he was telling Korra that the moving images weren’t real. I guess if you had never seen a moving image before, it would be pretty freaky.
This is good news I think, in terms of Bolin’s character development. In this episode he was used for humor that was relatively subtle, compared to the “funny face machine” that he’s been mostly used for. I mean, he still had a funny reaction when Eska came on the screen, but that was part of the “don’t freak out” joke. He didn’t take his own advice.
I like the fangirls in Ouran. They could have come across as some kind of criticism. They’re an undifferentiated mass, (mostly) without names, living vicariously through the lives of the (mostly) super-super-privileged. I suppose a mean-spirited director could use them to take shots at the audience.
But I don’t think that happened. They provide plot points, commentary, insight into the main characters, and of course, the premise. If it wasn’t for them, the Host Club wouldn’t exist. So if they were to represent the audience, I think it would be a respectful representation.
When they turn their eyes on someone, everything changes for that character. I found this to be particularly funny during the Bossa Nova storyline.
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onesongbeforeigo replied to your post “On your musings about the shows treatment of Queer characters. THIS IS NOT A SPOILER I PROMISE. But in the manga, Reiner and Ymir have a conversation where they both confirm they’re queer.”Can we not use the term queer please? It’s a slur and as…
The word queer is not a dirty word. Those that are opposed to LGBT equality would like you to believe that it is a dirty word. They would also like you to believe that the word homosexual is a dirty word. In fact, they want you to feel dirty for even discussing anything to do with LGBT people.
They use ordinary neutral words as insults in an attempt to control the conversation. If you restrict yourself to using their dictionary, you will be playing right into their hands. If you apologize to everyone who feels offense, their distractions will have been successful.
Don’t let the haters dictate the terms of the conversation.
I hate showing up here! All they ever seem to do is dance and sing songs about friendship and love!
In retrospect Equestria isn’t much better.
Unrequited love can be very hard. For men. For women. For everyone. But I ask you not to reduce it down to this mythical “friendzone” idea and abandon a friendship just because someone doesn’t share those feelings.
I had a crush on a girl. And she didn’t feel that way about me. But she is now my…
I respect this advice, but it doesn’t work for everybody. Just for the sake of providing a different tactic, I’d like to remind you that you don’t have to be friends with every person who wants to be friends with you.
If, for example, you are a guy who expresses an interest in a lady and she says, “Let’s just be friends”, you have the option of saying no thank you. In my experience, simply being *nothing* with a woman is a lot better than pining away for a love that isn’t going to happen. Yes it would be most convenient if I could simply change what I want from her, but my emotions don’t work that way.
I’m not claiming that this a pleasant option for anyone involved, and you should expect some, shall we say, resistance to the idea that it’s OK for you to reject their proposed relationship type just as they have rejected yours.
But you know, you gotta do what you gotta do to protect your mental health. I believe that the friendzone is a real thing and that it does cause genuine distress to a lot of guys. What I disagree with is the idea that the friendzone has been created by women. I think it’s something that guys do to themselves.
So yes, abandon the friendship, sometimes. It depends on the exact circumstances of course, but sometimes it is appropriate to end a relationship whether it be romantic, business, family, friendship, fandom, whatever.
Again, I’m not expecting anyone to feel good. This isn’t about “winning”; it’s more about “not losing”. As harsh as it is to face, sometimes friendships are more trouble than they’re worth, even in cases where nobody is doing anything wrong.