How History Books Will Remember The Government Shut Down: A Masterpost
i never want this post to die
I miss this
OKAY HERE WE GO.
First of all, Boromir did not want power. Yes, he wanted the ring. But so did like… half of Middle Earth. Because that is the very essence of the ring - One Ring to Rule Them All. It has almost a life about it, and a kind of draw that brings people in. Many people believe that it only has a draw of power, but that is not so. In many cases, the desire of the ring does not come from power at all; it comes from a desire of hope and change.
In Boromir’s case, he did not want power. He wanted to help his people. His life completely revolved around making his father happy and bringing pride to Gondor. It was a falling city, scrambling to keep its fingernails on the edge of failure. He saw the ring as an opportunity to bring his kingdom back to what it used to be. Not as an opportunity to rule over others. The ring is very misleading in this case. People are drawn to it for a variety of reasons. His reasoning for wanting the ring was noble and just.
SECONDLY. BOROMIR IS A MAN OF VALIANCE AND COURAGE AND COMPASSION. This is shown ALL through the novels and the film adaptation. And assuming you have only seen the movies, based on your absolutely ridiculous assessment of this character, I’m going to use the movies to demonstrate why he’s not as evil as you seem to think. 1) HE IS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE HOBBITS. He’s the one that suggests they get to better terrain to make sure the hobbits don’t freeze. And not just Frodo so the ring stays in tact, but all of them. In fact at one point he’s holding Merry and Pippin close to him to keep them warm. OPENING YOUR ARMS TO SOMEONE IS AN EXTREME SHOW OF GOOD WILL. 2) He made a mistake. And when Frodo finally escapes his rage-blinded gaze, Boromir falls onto the ground and sorrowfully mutters “What have I done.” showing that this is not who he usually is; that he’s done something that his character would not usually allow. 3) He fights to his DEATH to PROTECT the hobbits. NOT JUST THE RING. THE HOBBITS.
AND MY FAVOURITE PART ABOUT BOROMIR:
When Aragorn rushes to him, the first thing Boromir sputters is “They took the little ones.” Not Frodo, who is bearing the ring. The ring was not his concern, and he knew Frodo was alright. It was Merry and Pippin. He was scared for them. Those words were his main concern. He needed Aragorn to know that the hobbits were in trouble.
SO YOU CAN TAKE YOUR OPINION OF BOROMIR AND YOU CAN BURN IT. GOOD DAY.
For those who have never taken the time to watch this documentary, I STRONGLY urge you to do so now. It’s near ridiculous how much effort these men have put into their work, along with both the crews of atla and lok. After watching this, you will see why being pulled from the air is such a big deal.
I really recommend you to watch it. I’ve seen it before and I got speechless. And know, with everything that has been happening… ugh, why.
Spread the word! We want to save this great show from being taken off television air and get it the respect it deserves!
If it does not air at this time where you are, be sure to use the hastag at this time anyway! We want it to be trending around the world!
Yoo Jae-myung, animation director of The Legend of Korra, discusses Nickelodeons initial hesitancy to accept Mike and Bryans proposal of the show… and Korra.
“The sequel focuses on the incarnation of the new Avatar, Korra, as she tries to save a city called the Republic City.”
“So, Korra is a young girl , not a boy. Heroes and protagonists are usually men.”
“That actually became a problem.
Nickelodeon was reluctant to produce this animated series at first because the protagonist was a girl.
I guess you could say that Americans are more conservative than Koreans.
The production was suspended just because the protagonist was a girl.
To compare this situation to a movie production, it’s as if the lead actor has already been cast, but the production agency decides to stop the filming because they don’t approve of the actor.”
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Full interview: (x)
You know what?
I’m blaming this. This is why we can’t have nice things. This is why we don’t get the episodes. This is why we don’t get commercials or proper advertising or merchandise. This is still prevalent, they’re still bitter about this, and their utter incompetence and ineptitude when it comes to marketing and promotion could not have POSSIBLY been the genuine reasons for this show’s troubles in the ratings, so it must have been because she’s a girl, so you see “we were right”. That’s all.
This viewpoint will continue until I have a better explanation from the studios. I don’t care if the episodes are on their website when I post this message and jump over to the site, my stance will remain the same. I want an explanation. If you’re not going to give me the product I want to invest in, I want an explanation as to why I can’t have it.
Reblogging for the anon who messaged me. This is what I was talking about.
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 work on ATLA are asian, and one of the creators, Bryan Konietzko, is part Japanese. (although the show is mostly chinese based, I still think its relevant).
Alright, I have to speak up in favor of princesses and noble ladies. Too often I’ve read books where they want to escape their lives because they’re just so bored of needlepoint and…needlepoint. And needlepoint. Because apparently no one can think of anything else a noble lady might be engaged in.
Honestly, there’s nothing wrong with the basic story of a noble lady (or lord) who wants to escape her or his life. The grass is always greener on the other side, and all that jazz. But this paint-by-numbers approach to it has to stop.
- Tell me what they are, not what they aren’t. Saying that a character ‘isn’t like other nobles’ or ‘doesn’t like such and such’ is next to useless. It tells me nothing about them as a character; it only tells me what they’re not. If all I know is that Princess Muffin doesn’t like to sew…I really don’t care. Tell me what she does like. Don’t tell me she hates all things noble and ladylike, tell me she has a passion for something outside her class. Tell me what drives and motivates her, not all the things that have failed to do so. If all I know about your character is their ‘nots,’ they might as well be a black hole of character development. A character who goes to great lengths to leave a way of life based on a lack of motivation comes off as whiny, directionless, and quite immature.
NO “TELEPHONES”. TALK TO EACH OTHER. FACE TO FACE ONLY. WRITE A LETTER. SEND A TELEGRAM TO YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 1860. LIVE.
NO ‘WRITING’… TALK TO EACH OTHER. THROW A ROCK AT YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 10,000 BCE. LIVE.
URGGA. ROU GRAAURH. RUH.
<SMACKS HANDS ON WALL WITH PAINT.>
NO ‘HIGHER BRAIN FUNCTIONS’ …USE YOUR REPTILIAN BRAIN
EAT YOUR MOM’S CORPSE SHE DIED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH SUSTENANCE
PRETEND YOU HAVE JUST AROSE FROM THE SEA
NO “MULTICELLULAR TRAITS”….. USE YOUR SYMBIOTIC MITOCHONDRIA
REPRODUCE ASEXUALLY, YOU’RE YOUR OWN PARENT
PRETEND IT’S 2BYA
NO “LIFE.” USE FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICAL FORCES TO FORM SPHERICAL OBJECTS REVOLVING AROUND ONE ANOTHER IN SPACE.
FUSE HYDROGEN INTO HELIUM USING GRAVITATIONAL PRESSURE TO PRODUCE HEAT AND LIGHT.
PRETEND IT’S 4.5BYA.
STABILIZE INTO EQUILIBRIA
NO “MATTER”. EXIST IN THE VOID WITHOUT PURPOSE OR MEANING.
THERE IS NO “YOU”, ONLY THE VAST CONCEPT OF NOTHING.
TIME DOES NOT EXIST.
this is some nightvale-level shit goin on here
A few rule 63 Hiccup and Astrid, just because
and a special thanks to my friend luciand29 who gave me a great deal of help with those, and who I had the chance to know better as a person and artist :)
Dear God. I did not know I needed this.
One of the reasons I like Astrid and Hiccup is because they reverse a few stereotypes. But this is beautiful.
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