When Lily Evans told James Potter that she wouldn’t go out with him because he was a bully, he stopped bullying people and redeemed himself. When Lily told Severus Snape that she wouldn’t go out with him because he called her a racial slur, he went on to join a racist terrorist group.
Conclusion: James Potter handled rejection much better than Severus Snape does.
- its like a tim burton thing
- very anime!
- reminds me of scott pilgrim
THIS HURTS TO READ
Benedict Cumberbatch’s name
This post will probably be buried in a while, but I wanted to heads-up the people following me that my blog is currently running entirely on queued posts, and nothing new has been going in as of late.
I’m currently typing this in the library. I don’t have internet at home right now because my parents feel that the distractions it provides might be feeding my bad study habits. I wouldn’t have time to go on here anyways, what with school and extracurriculars and me trying to deal with the aftermath of what I’m pretty sure was a depressive episode over the summer (the counselor agrees).
Thank you for following me; I appreciate your appreciation of my tastes. I hope to return someday, but right now, eeeeeeeh…
So last night I was pretty high and thought lol ima draw a happy lil face in this banana cus why the fuck not
I CAME DOWNSTAIRS THIS MORNING AND NEARLY PISSED MYSELF
World History in a nutshell.
This is literally the best fucking metaphor for World History and you cannot tell me otherwise.
Except no, this is totally WRONG.
The Air Nomads are based on Tibetian monks, as well as other cultures with concepts of Buddhism. This is reflected in the practice of shaving their heads, meditation, and vegetarianism. Aang’s clothes are very similar to that of the Shaolin monks. Even the location and architecture of the air temples resembles those found in Tibet.
The Fire Nation is inspired by the government and politics of Imperialist and Maoist China (as well as Imperial Japan). There was a little thing called Free Tibet a few years back which was quite in vogue with you psuedo-social-justice types. Do you remember what that was about? In 1951, China invaded Tibet and claimed sovereignty over them. As with most wars, depending on whose views you share, stories can differ. The Chinese (*cough*fire nation*cough*) claim to have reduced taxes, unemployment and built schools. However they achieved this through extortion, torture, murder, and oppression of the Tibetan culture. Thus, Avatar’s Hundred Year War.
The Water tribes are based on Inuit people. This one is really obvious. They share the same visual coding of colour, use furs in the clothing, live in polar regions in igloos and yurts, and rely on fishing as their primary food source.
The Earth Kingdom is a mixing pot of various Asiatic cultures including China, India, Korea, Thailand and Japan. Each city/town will reflect some of these more strongly than the others.
If you agree with the labelling in the above gifset, you’ve either completely missed the point of Avatar, or just don’t give a fuck about actual World History or anything outside of what’s popular with tumblr “social justice”. You all harp on about needing more representation in the media but as soon as you’re given something as beautiful as Avatar, with a huge diversity of non-Eurocentric cultures, you completely misconstrue it. What you’ve done is erased the importance of all these individual (and indigenous) cultures, and replaced it with your own (anti-white) political agenda.
(And honestly, who uses umbrella labels like “asians” and “white people”. That’s ignorant and racist as fuck)
I don’t even go here but am reblogging because barrels’s commentary is so good and important.
Also I’m just going to throw this out there…
The show CONSTANTLY talked about not painting everyone with a broad brush instead. It purposely gave us episodes where the fire nation was portrayed as, well… normal. Yeah, they were doing bad things, but they were people following orders not like mindless drones but like people who thought they were working for the good of their nation under the Fire Lord’s orders. We saw how human the fire nation was every step along the way… which actually changed the main cast’s views on the nation as a whole, understanding that they could not blame everyone there for the deeds of a few.
The owl calls Aang on it too- saying that he is not the first to think he has some divine mission, and will not be the last.
One of Aang’s greatest mentors throughout the show is his previous incarnation from the fire nation.
Even from the very beginning of the show, Iroh was never considered a villain, even when he followed Zuko around while the latter was trying to capture Aang. Never ever was he treated like a villain, already warning us that we could not blame the whole fire nation for the crimes of the Fire Lord.
Or, you know, you could ignore the rich culture(s) in A:TLA and ignore a significant chunk of the lessons to be learned here regarding how to treat your fellow man to continue some tumblr social justice.
A new reference was created for to help untangle the braiding process! http://cgcookie.com/concept/2014/02/10/exercise-braiding/