The fence we walked between the years Did balance us serene; It was a place half in the sky where In the green of leaf and promising of peach We’d reach our hands to touch and almost touch the sky, If we could reach and touch, we said, ‘Twould teach us, not to, never to be dead.
Severe arachnophobia being impossible to beat is bullshit too. I cried and slept on an elevated bed for weeks because of spiders, now I have two tarantulas who I handle regularly. You can throw shoes at them, or you can get up and ask yourself “Can I unlearn my phobia of spiders…
Prejudice against a race is racism. The definition of racism is prejudice against a race. It's not fair for you to undermine racism against whites because racism is bad, regardless of who it is against.
Hey Wario, I have a quick question, what do you mean by Reddit Bowser not understanding what Free speech is. I hear bigots use Free Speech all the time as a way to cover their bases when speaking and I know there is something intrinsically wrong with that argument but I can't seem to point it out. Could you please tell me? Thank you for reading this and please have a nice day.
WAHAHA! Wario often hears people with shitty opinions hide behind the excuse of free speech when called out on their bullshit! As if Wario is infringing on their right to have an opinion by voicing Wario’s own opinion!
These people fundamentally misunderstand freedom of speech, perhaps intentionally! Wario cannot fathom why anyone would use such a flimsy argument! Freedom of speech has nothing to do with people criticising your opinion, or with privately owned websites and businesses telling you they won’t serve as a platform for your bigoted thoughts!
Free speech only applies to what you are legally allowed to say without fear of legal repercussions, and even then there are important limitations, such as libel and slander. The United Kingdom even has the Racial and Religious Hatred Act!
Wario has seen so many ignorant people use freedom of speech as a defense for their shitty opinions, Wario has developed a negative kneejerk reaction to the phrase completely. WAWAWAWAWAWAWAAAA
“[A] federal minimum wage in 1968 could have lifted a family of three above the poverty line, now it can’t even do that for a parent with one child, working full-time, 40 hours a week and 52 weeks a year (yes, this calculation assumes that the parent takes no time off).”—
After successfully thwarting the kaiju menace, Earth is once again at peace. Cities are being rebuilt, the Jaegar graveyard has become a tourist spot, people’s lives are finally piecing themselves back together.
But in the abandoned Hong Kong Shatterdome, years unused equipment hums to life. A screen flashes to life, a small blip on the screen glowing faintly. A display reads, “Kaiju: Category 6” off the coast of Japan.
Nobody realizes it until it hits them, a bipedal kaiju emerging from the sea, destroying the coastal towns as it rampages across Japan. The remnants of the PPDC are brought in for an emergency meeting. Tendo Choi places a call to Raleigh Beckett, urging him and Mako Mori to fly out as quickly as possible, the worst has happened and the PPDC needs the two remaining Jaegar pilots for their new mech.
Raleigh is screaming into the phone, telling Tendo that that part of his life is over, that he’ll never step into a cockpit again. Mako urges him, telling him that she won’t allow another monster to destroy her country and Raleigh finally agrees to at least hear him out. Raleigh and Mako get to the makeshift Tokyo Shatterdome, Tendo greets them. Newt and Hermann have been running around trying to make sense of it all.
"What do we got, Tendo?"
"Raleigh, we’ve got something new. Category 6 Kaiju, codename: Godzilla. Biggest we’ve ever seen. They need you two to pilot their new Jaegar, they need you two to save the world again."
Mako asks, “What kind of Jaegar is it?”
"It’s a new kind. Special made, they figured they might as well try to spook the damn thing, make it think it’s going crazy." Tendo leads them both to the docking area where Raleigh and Mako are in awe of what they see.
i fucking hate social justice warriors. the new update makes them unplayable as hell. who ever picks them anyways? noobs, that’s who, and they delete that character after like a week to be a social justice rogue or druid.
I mean as a person who’s had to integrate in a foreign culture (which is think is similar to how muggle borns would initially feel in the wizarding world) I know how you, despite wanting to become part of the community, seek out people like you by instinct. Tbh, all the European kids in my town would spend at least the first thirty minutes of any conversation with each other talking about how seriously no Communist is like a dirty word here and why don’t they have Kinder eggs in this fucking place is2g. So it makes sense to me that muggle borns would seek each other out and make inside jokes and dude the new Pokèmon came out bloody hell I’ll have to wait for summer to play it ugh and shit please tell me your mum sent you ballpoints again I seriously cannot deal with all this ink I keep staining everything.
Sorry I vomited words on here omg sorry I just realized
Muggleborns creating a room in hogwarts that’s essentially a magical faraday cage so their tech actually works and they can at least watch Avengers and use a goddamn laptop even if there’s no bloody internet.
(seriously writing everything by hand? I was the one of the first kids in my elementary school to be like FUCK THAT SHIT and start turning in all my papers as computer print offs and using the internet as a research resource, I would find a way and I’m not the only one)
Also they teach the house elves how to make pizza. Because pizza
YOOOOOOO THIS IS EVERYTHING I’VE EVER WANTED
but seriously once you get into the 2000s i find it very hard that muggleborns would WANT to go to a school with no electricity, no internet, no way to work phones or computers or ipods. sure, magic makes things convenient but the majority of things can be done by muggle means too, and a lot of others that wizardingkind doesn’t have: mass public transportation, entertainment, clothes that aren’t from the 1100s, schools that don’t kill people…
they’d probably just outright say no and then i would love to see the wizarding world in a tizzy about why no muggleborns want to come to magic schools. and the muggleborns will be all “YOU GUYS DON’T EVEN HAVE TV, OF COURSE NO ONE WANTS TO COME”
i love the fic where hermione starts integrating magic and technology and everyone’s in awe of it.
Personal headcanon that I just came up with time: the American wizarding school did much better at integrating modern Muggle technology long before the 1980s so by the time the 2000s rolled around and all the Muggleborn wizards from Europe were pissed about the European wizarding schools not keeping up with the modern Muggle world the American wizarding school decided to start actively recruiting students from European Muggleborns, therefore increasing the panic amongst the European wizarding community.
I remember when I first found out the truth about “Somali pirates” I got chills because of how horrific the truth was and how insanely creepily well the media had twisted the situation. Every single fucking article making it seem like these “pirates” were just after money or something holding innocent people hostage and I never gave it a second thought, why would I? There was no indication that people were trying to legitimately fight off disgusting imperialism that left nuclear waste in their waters, that over 300 people have died from radiation sickness, that Europeans have been stealing Somalia’s seafood because they overfished their own waters and the indigenous fisherman are starving and so these “pirates” emerged to deal with those stealing their country’s natural resources. The truth is enough to make anyone sick to their stomachs.
Just bc a person on the internet made a joke about cishets doesn’t mean you’re being oppressed and don’t you even dare try to claim that cisphobia and heterophobia exist bc that mainly serves to delegitimize all the struggles that comes from being trans* or queer and to paint the oppressors as the victims which is not and will never be okay