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has anyone posted this yet? I love it!
This was perfect
That was the best sum-up of my inarticulate rage yell that I have ever read.
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When you’ve been abused by a parent like that dealing with anything afterwords is terrifying.
I can only imagine the emotions Zuko was feeling when he apologised to Iroh there.
^This is one of the reasons that I think going in to apologize to Iroh is one of the bravest things that Zuko’s ever done, because of how much it must have terrified him to do so (Iroh would never hurt Zuko like that, but that fear had to have been at the top of Zuko’s mind at this moment)
And why I love Iroh so, so much for being who he is.
I wish Iroh was a real person, so I could learn more from him and that shows how amazing the writers for this show are.
The world would be perfect if everyone had an Uncle Iroh in their lives. ;~:
She cut off the tattoo of he ex’s name, put it in a jar and mailed it to him.
do you ever just get the overwhelming urge to cry because you think you’re not going to go far in life because you’re not as smart or as talented as the people around you
Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (9.29.14): At around 1:30AM CST, the police have released the unjustly arrested protesters. This is still some of the most ridiculous shit I’ve ever seen, but at least folks are back out and headed home to their families. The struggle continues. No justice, no peace! #staywoke #farfromover (PT I) (PT II) (PT III)
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One of the most profound serious moments (to me) is in ch108, not for the subtext but for the honest development that some may overlook in favor of buttsex, I mean subtext.
Kaneki wasn’t in the mood for visitors and told him as much. Tsukiyama could have responded with humour, or with anger, or something otherwise dramatic, or simply left, but instead, gently pressed forward. He hasn’t been one to argue with or cause trouble for Kaneki lately, so it was a pretty unusual and risky move to just barge in.
He presents Kaneki with some books, which he’s said (earlier in the manga) helped him get through some rough times. He’s trying again to establish a connection that he had tarnished so many months ago, in their first two dates. He’s taking the remnants from that —hey, we’re both book nerds— and building it into something more constructive, more positive. In short, he’s correcting a mistake.
Not only that, he does something none of the other characters have seemingly done yet— he sits down with Kaneki and tries to reassure him. Kaneki feels bad for what he did, but Tsukiyama insists he’s still a good guy….he’s literally the first, possibly only (in the manga), to say “Kaneki did nothing wrong”. He remains non-judgmental of Kaneki’s actions, even though he’d been hurt too. He tells Kaneki not to be too hard on himself. Shit happens. And if Kaneki’s changing, he wants to change with him. He insists he’ll stay by his side and will shift his role to be even better for him.
All this from a guy who can’t be serious for two seconds to save his life, and he actually got through one scene without any jokes (even though he dipped into some dramatic posing) and without being unreasonable. it’s quite a turning point in their relationship. Quite an accomplishment in his character.
I’m not asking for anyone to be banned from YouTube. But hate speech is against the site’s terms of service and there should be consequences. Instead he continues to be rewarded for this kind of behavior. Sam was banned from Vidcon over ONE video. Shane has done his modern day minstrel show act AT VIDCON and faced no repercussions. It’d be nice if he’d acknowledge why these thing are problematic, apologize to his audience and stop doing them. But I highly doubt that’ll happen. The same way the YouTube community called for Sam Pepper to remove his “prank” videos where he sexually assaults women, I think the videos where Shane uses the n-word, does blackface and parodies black people and makes rape and molestation jokes should be removed from YouTube.
Numerous popular YouTubers came out to say they won’t stand for homophobia or misogyny in the community but remain silent on issues of racism, which their audience needs to hear about. It’s disappointing that POC don’t get the same level of support that more “mainstream” issues do on YouTube. And even if the videos aren’t removed, I’d at least like to see those same high profile creators take a stand and say this isn’t ok and we won’t support it. Start the conversation about why this isn’t ok. Normalizing racism has serious consequences, the same way sexism and homophobia have consequences. Unfortunately the majority of the YouTube audience isn’t going to listen or care unless it comes from a high profile (ahem WHITE) content creator. According to the fans I’m just “jealous” and “playing the race card”. And that’s a big part of the problem and a whole different story…