YOU CAN BE A FAN OF SOMEONE AND STILL DISAPPROVE OF CHOICES THAT THEY MAKE
YOU CAN BE A FAN OF A BAND AND NOT LIKE ALL THEIR ALBUMS
JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE A FAN OF SOMETHING DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU HAVE TO WORSHIP EVERYTHING THEY DO
the worst is when you’re telling someone something or discussing a topic and someone interrupts and changes the topic completely and you’re left with all these things to say but no way of getting back to it unless the other person asks
The price of Chaos Emeralds has sure gone down…
Anonymous said: why do you blatantly support legend of korra and the last airbender? it's CULTURAL APPROPRIATION for god's sake -_-
… Uh it’s not cultural appropriation because it’s not acting like it’s a caricature or demeaning any of the chinese lore that its influenced by. Just because a show has cultural influences doesn’t mean that it’s appropriating that culture.
The creators of ATLA/LOK put lots of time into researching the cultures that they used as inspiration for the show. All the Chinese characters in the show are actually real words that pertain to the subject (and they’re translated well). Also all of the architecture from the show can be traced back to particular time periods in Chinese history. You can see the endless evidence of this on this amazing blog: atla-annotated. It’s run by a chinese historian who not only translates what’s in the show but shows the cultural and historical relevance of many parts of the show.
Also, I think you need a better understanding of what cultural appropriation is. It’s only truly appropriation if it implies a negative view towards the minority, and if it takes on another meaning than what it originally held. And ATLA/LOK do neither of those things.
Cultural appropriation is the adoption of some specific elements of one culture by a different cultural group. It describes acculturation or assimilation, but can imply a negative view towards acculturation from a minority culture by a dominant culture.
These elements, once removed from their indigenous cultural contexts, can take on meanings that are significantly divergent from, or less nuanced than, those they originally held.
And added to all of this, many of the people that worked on ATLA are asian.
An Israeli academic has claimed that raping wives and mothers of Palestinian Hamas militants is the only thing that could deter further terrorist attacks.
The remarks by renowned Middle East scholar Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University were made three weeks ago after the grim discovery of the bodies of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers, but the recording was published online (in Hebrew) on Monday.
"The only thing that could deter a suicide bomber is knowing that if caught, his sister or his mother would be raped," said Kedar on Israel Radio Bet.
"It sounds very bad, but that’s the Middle East," he continued. "You have to understand the culture in which we live. The only thing that deters [Hamas leaders] is a threat to the connection between their heads and their shoulders."
To the shocked radio presenter who said that “we cannot take such steps, of course”, Kedar replied:
"I’m not talking about what we should or shouldn’t do. I’m talking about the facts. The only thing that deters a suicide bomber is the knowledge that if he pulls the trigger or blows himself up, his sister will be raped. That’s all. That’s the only thing that will bring him back home, in order to preserve his sister’s honor."
Kedar served for 25 years in the military intelligence, where he specialised in Islamic groups. He is currently a researcher at the right-wing Begin-Sadat Centre for Strategic Studies of Bar Ilan but previously worked for a shadowy organisation, the Israel Academia Monitor, which fights left-leaning academic professors.
At which point do you say ‘enough is enough’ and speak out against your hard earned tax dollars being sent to/your leaders supporting this country?
Ethnic cleansing, targeting civilians, ambulances, hospitals, harvesting organs of dead Palestinians without consent, forced sterilisation of Ethiopians, land grab, apartheid wall, illegal settlements, and now incitement to rape - is it time to wake up, world?
What the hell
Everyone is always speaking out on rape culture and how much we need to stop rape from happening. I would like to see this also added to the protests.
Let’s see if y’all can signal boost this and make it big…
Because at the moment, there’s only a handful of people actually protesting this. The rest of you are only worried about yourselves…
the atrocities Israel is committing against the Palestinians must be stopped
getting a note on a super old post
LMAO!!!! I don’t know why this tickles me so much…but I am CRYING!!!! THIS DOG IS CUTE!!!!
THIS IS FUCKING FANTASTIC.
EXCUSE ME BUT DID HE ACTUALLY JUST USE A LINE FROM EARLIER BLOOPERS WHAT THE FUCK
OK BUT THAT AMERICAN GUY IS REALLY CUTE
THEY SAID IT OH MY GOD
I laughed and applauded so loud at this part.
LEISURE TIME EVERY FRIDAY!!!!
Hinata finally tries to keep his promise and get Souda those sweet cakes!
Hinata - Polygraph
Souda - N0sSyndrome
Ameriboo - ladydwarf
Sales Clerk - Huntress
SCRIPTED BY: Polygraph
MIXED BY: N0sSyndrome
I HEAR WHAT YOU DID THERE AND I LOVE IT
But they totally forgot about the pie section.