Rush and Eli, sharing a moment in 1.08 - Time
Rush and Eli, sharing a moment in 1.08 - Time
my white protesters please remember that you’re rarely at the same risk we are when you stand up for what is right
i find my cosmic insignificance reassuring
the stars don’t fucking care who i am or what i do
i owe the universe nothing
i exist on my own terms
#when existentialism becomes comforting rather than horrifying
Nicki is having none of your cisnormative bullshit. (x)
Fuck yeah Nicki Minaj!!Nicki you’re the best
Watched the interview though and omg, she doesn’t even flinch or back down or laugh like it’s a joke, just. Oh my god. Yesss.
and this is how she just casually wins my heart. <3
I love that Nicki basically reacts in a ‘What about this aren’t you getting, not all women have vagina’s’ kind of way
To this cisnormative bullshit right here
This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.
THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you.
I can attest to the original poster’s comments. A few years back I took an intensive seminar on faith-based progressive activism, and we spent an entire unit discussing how many of Jesus’ instructions and stories were performative protests designed to shed light on and ridicule the oppressions of that time period as a way to emphasize the absurdity of the social hierarchy and give people the will and motivation to make changes for a more free and equal society.
For example, the next verse (Matthew 5:40) states “And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.” In that time period, men traditionally wore a shirt and a coat-like garment as their daily wear. To sue someone for their shirt was to put them in their place - suing was generally only performed to take care of outstanding debts, and to be sued for one’s shirt meant that the person was so destitute the only valuable thing they could repay with was their own clothing. However, many cultures at that time (including Hebrew peoples) had prohibitions bordering on taboo against public nudity, so for a sued man to surrender both his shirt and his coat was to turn the system on its head and symbolically state, in a very public forum, that “I have no money with which to repay this person, but they are so insistent on taking advantage of my poverty that I am leaving this hearing buck-ass naked. His greed is the cause of a shameful public spectacle.”
All of a sudden an action of power (suing someone for their shirt) becomes a powerful symbol of subversion and mockery, as the suing patron either accepts the coat (and therefore full responsibility as the cause of the other man’s shameful display) or desperately chases the protester around trying to return his clothes to him, making a fool of himself in front of his peers and the entire gathered community.
Additionally, the next verse (Matthew 5:41; “If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”) was a big middle finger to the Romans who had taken over Judea and were not seen as legitimate authority by the majority of the population there. Roman law stated that a centurion on the march could require a Jew (and possibly other civilians as well, although I don’t remember explicitly) to carry his pack at any time and for any reason for one mile along the road (and because of the importance of the Roman highway system in maintaining rule over the expansive empire, the roads tended to be very well ordered and marked), however hecould not require any service beyond the next mile marker. For a Jewish civilian to carry a centurion’s pack for an entire second mile was a way to subvert the authority of the occupying forces. If the civilian wouldn’t give the pack back at the end of the first mile, the centurion would either have to forcibly take it back or report the civilian to his commanding officer (both of which would result in discipline being taken against the soldier for breaking Roman law) or wait until the civilian volunteered to return the pack, giving the Judean native implicit power over the occupying Roman and completely subverting the power structure of the Empire. Can you imagine how demoralizing that must have been for the highly ordered Roman armies that patrolled the region?
Jesus was a pacifist, but his teachings were in no way passive. There’s a reason he was practically considered a terrorist by the reigning powers, and it wasn’t because he healed the sick and fed the hungry.
JESUS JUST GOT SO MUCH MORE BADASS REMEMBER THIS NEXT TIME SOME WHITE CHRISTIAN TELLS YOU TO BE NICE “LIKE CHRIST” REMEMBER THEY’RE ASKING YOU TO BE LIKE THE MIDDLE EASTERN JEW WHO IS TELLING YOU TO BE PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE.
i’d be a lot more interested in attending a church if they were less about by-the-book scripture reading and more about historical context.
AND THAT IS HOW YOU USE AN EFFECTS PEDAL
I was gaping the entire song this is insane
If I had a dollar for every time a musician made me feel like I’ve done nothing with my life, I’d be filthy, FILTHY rich.
Upon second viewing, I have definitely concluded that Guardians of the Galaxy is even better when you imagine it as a tabletop campaign with an increasingly frustrated DM who’s sick of being interrupted.
GM: “Roll 2d10.”
Peter: “Red high. Twelve.”
GM: “You have 12 percent of a plan.”
The entire prison break scene was just Rocket’s player rolling knowledge checks on every turn until something worked.
- When Drax’s player said, “I go into the phone booth and call Ronan to Knowhere”, the DM stared open-mouthed for a minute, then called break time. The rest of the party was speechless.
- Pretty much just in general, Drax’s player is one of those people who thinks Chaotic Neutral means “throws self at shit for the lulz” and is really fortunate he didn’t have many other opportunities to derail the campaign.
- Gamora’s player gets really exasperated by the entirety of the campaign. They rolled a character with a tragic backstory and clear hooks to the villain to expand on, and had no idea that everyone else was going to be so silly. It leads to begging the party to just once execute a normal plan because look at Gamora’s stealth bonus, this min/maxed assassin needs a chance to use her abilities, please.
- Rocket’s a skill monkey who, if not for Drax’s grand display of idiocy, would have gladly derailed the campaign with absurd plans.
- Groot was a joke idea someone came up with that people ended up liking too much.
- Ronan’s confusion when Star Lord began dancing was the DM’s confusion verbatim.
- The DM now vetoes Chaotic Neutral characters on principle.
I think my new favorite hobby is tilt shifting and colorizing pictures of space
Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel
Speaking their lines vs the final product
Why is Vin Diesel looking down? Is he worried he’s gonna forget his line?
Vin Diesel asked the director his inspiration for every line he did and did multiple takes until he was satisfied. He also recorded the line over 1,000 times and also recorded his lines in Mandarin, Portuguese, French, and Spanish so they could use his real voice in those versions. He’s looking at his lines because Vin Diesel is a dedicated motherfucking professional.
He also walked on stilts while in the studio to get into character
1) The Buzzkill
2) The Good Intention
3) The Boundary Hopper
I’d like to add…
4) The “I have no idea what that is but I’m going to pretend I do”-er
5) The Philosopher (also know as the Inspirational Speechmaker)
6) The Disbeliever
7) The Bailer
8) The Awkwardly Smooth
9) The Best Friend
This post… is just amazing.
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I did it last year too. It’s just an Arda Jeannie, which mostly consists of pulling back the long front piece, and adjusting the pony tail, then pulling the clip in pony tail and wrapping it around into a bun.
Ah, yeah, that kind of hairstyle, it’s probably easier to do it on your own head than on a wig head anyway. But still: so much swearing when I style wigs, hehe. What costume is the wig for?
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Nope, all costumes are done, although I still have to technically put all the pieces together. Except for my wig. Styling it is always the most difficult part, but I’ll do it at con.
Oh brave woman, styling a wig at con, hehe. I’ve only got the one pretty simple wig this year, thankfully, but there’s waaaaay too much swearing involved with me styling wigs to try to tackle it in the hotel at con, hehehe.
ahhh! I should be at the Heroes and Villains Ball :) (and the video game track)
Oh awesome! We should definitely plan to meet up, to put faces to names if nothing else. :D What are you planning to wear to the Ball? I’ll have to keep an eye out for you. Actually I think I just owe you a PM…
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I’m still in the doing all the laundry phase, so you’re further along than me.
Hehe, yeah, I did most of the laundry over the weekend, so just had one small load left today. Snapped that picture right after that stripey towel on top came out of the dryer. ;) Any last-minute costume stuff you’re trying to finish up?
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Gotta go upstairs and finish packing myself. What cosplays are you bringing (if any)? I’ll keep an eye out for you! (In the sea of 60000 people…)
Yep! I didn’t end up making one of those picture line ups this year (hey maybe there’s still time — I’m nearly packed after all ;) ), but my plans are, roughly:
I’ll be mostly hanging around the Video Game Track, if you find yourself over that way. Are you bringing any Tink cosplays? :D