I apologize in advanced
YOU HAVE NOTHING TO BE SORRY FOR ;D
Not a single damn thing to be sorry for
Never apologise for sexy as hell Korrasami goodness :D
Funny you should mention that…
I cannot deal with Emma’s ‘YOU ARE RIDICULOUS, YOU DO REALISE THAT’ face as Jean is all kinds of adorable here
Totally about to smooch with her cute as hell X-girlfriend here :D
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she hates friday just as much as we do
she is the robert pattinson of the music industry
REBECCA BLACK IS MY QUEEN.
|Song: True Trans Soul Rebel|
|Artist: Against Me!|
|Album: True Trans|
|Played: 1,062 times.|
true trans soul rebel - against me!all dressed up and nowhere to go,
walking the streets all alone.
another night you wish you could forget,
making yourself up as you go along.
who's gonna take you home tonight?
does god bless your transsexual heart, true trans soul rebel?
[Image: Three photos. The first shows Laverne Cox, a beautiful Black trans woman with long light colored hair seated, head tilted, across from CeCe McDonald, a beautiful Black trans woman seen from behind, as they speak. The second photo is a shot of a row of prison cells. The third is a picture of CeCe McDonald speaking with the back of Laverne Cox shown.]
FREE CECE, the new documentary with Laverne Cox, explores the roles race, class and gender played in CeCe McDonald’s case. McDonald’s claim of self defense was rejected by Hennepin County prosecutors. The documentary explores the implications of CeCe’s story as a survivor, housing trans women in male prisons, and the practice of keeping trans women in solitary confinement.
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B O O S T
Women are sharing their comebacks to instances of everyday sexism
and it’s amazing
but wait there’s more
omg and then
"Why, is your nose bigger than your dick?" OMFG so good!
This is my son, Chester, who is nearly 4. He was invited to his friend Chloe’s birthday party today, the theme was prince and princesses. He asked if he could go as Sleeping Beauty, so I bought him a dress and put a cute little clip in his hair.
We arrived at the party to the following comments from the adults present:
“Oh that is just cruel.”
"Why did you make him wear a dress?"
"Poor little man, what’s your mummy playing at?"
"He’s going to hate you when he grows up."
"No way I’d let my son dress like a girl."
The fact is, Chester is almost completely gender neutral. I let him wear what he wants, be it boys or girls clothes, and he plays with whatever toys he likes. This usually involves him holding tea parties while wearing his pink Minnie Mouse top, jeans and a tiara. The guests are more often than not a mixture of Winnie The Pooh characters, dinosaurs, Barbie, Dora and solders, and they’re usually transported in his favorite fire engine.
When my husband arrived at the party later on, he was subjected to endless ridicule from the other dad’s present about how I must keep his balls in my back pocket because otherwise he would have put his foot down and not allowed Chester out like that. Oh, and by the way, our other son dressed as Ariel. When my husband pointed out that the boys were happy, and the mother of the birthday child made a point of saying how wonderful she thought it was that we allowed them freedom of choice and expression, they then stopped talking about it to our faces and started muttering about us behind our backs.
Interestingly enough, not a single child said a word about their choice of costumes, other than to compliment Chester on his new dress.
well that backfired on you, didn’t it, tachibana
or, okay, the longwinded version:
tachibana created the monster that betrayed him. it’s never revealed why jirou gains his switch—probably because fourze never actually managed to make friends with “pacing” as a concept—but i think the easy solution (easy but awful, of course) is that jirou had to get the switch from someone, and it seems awfully convenient to me that the person who created a system designed pretty obviously for ryusei’s fighting style might have been responsible for the situation arising in the first place. the fact of the matter is that it seems most likely to me that tachibana orchestrated everything, from beginning to end, creating the very situation that allows him to take control of ryusei in order to use him in his place. but what tachibana forgot is that if you treat someone like a pawn long enough, they make it across the board, and became queen.
ryusei has actually grown used to the concept that he is in control in some way—he thinks he and tachibana are on somewhat even footing because he’s using tachibana as much as tachibana is using him. he’s wrong, because the power imbalance inherent in an adult and a child (and make no mistake, ryusei is a child, he is 17, that’s certainly a lot more capable than people give teens credit for but the fact remains that he is not anywhere near as capable or as cold or as rational as he thinks he is) in combination with the power balance inherent in their relationship as user and provider of equipment. tachibana can and will remove ryusei’s power as soon as ryusei disappoints, and as soon as he does, ryusei breaks into begging and pleading as he realizes exactly how little power he actually holds over tachibana. he has to remain useful within tachibana’s parameters in order to achieve his own ends, or else tachibana will find someone new. then tachibana busts out his new tactic—the flat-out carrot on a stick bribery he uses to test ryusei during meteor storm. ryusei makes the correct choice, and is rewarded for it. but the act of rewarding ryusei for making the correct choice solidifies his resolve to do whatever it takes, and supports his mistaken understanding of his own craftiness and cunning. ryusei likes to think he’s a clever planner, but he’s ruled by emotion just as much as gentaro. where gentaro feels things for other people, however, ryusei’s feelings are internal. ryusei’s thought processes are colored by his emotions a lot more than he’d like to admit, and it leads him to questionable decisions over and over again.
this brings us to aries. tachibana’s ultimatum to destroy aries clearly unbalances him: tachibana knows exactly what ryusei is looking to do, knows exactly how bad off jirou is, and wants to try some questionable solution when the easy route is right there.
it doesn’t surprise me at all that ryusei gets himself involved with aries, under those circumstances. tachibana has actually managed to manipulate him into thinking the only choice he has is to use his bargaining chip—his power as meteor—in order to do whatever it takes not to lose. the game ryusei is playing is one based around reviving and healing jirou, and it’s not one he’s willing to lose. ryusei has grown used to being manipulated, first by an adult and then by another student. jirou chides him for “losing himself”, and yes absolutely that’s because ryusei killed someone, went against every iota of his training and used the full extent of his skills and powers in a battle with an amateur (and if you can’t tell the difference between ‘highly trained lifetime martial artist’ and ‘high school delinquent’, there’s a clear, stark difference. gentaro never stood a chance.), then decisively and firmly murdered him. but part of it is that ryusei sublimated his own sense of right and wrong in order to do what he had decided.
also, tachibana had a fucking failsafe. it would have been as easy as flicking a switch. and then he calls ryusei a traitor? tachibana failed ryusei. tachibana betrayed ryusei. fuck you, tachibana.
basically pretty much all the adults in kamen rider fourze betrayed the children who should have had their support and guidance, but none worse than tachibana for me.
A pretty perfect summury here of how things went between Ryusei and Tachibana, in all it’s gory details. Fourze could have done better when it came to this arc (and overall), but part of why I love the character of Ryusei so much is all of the above.
I also like it as a good point in one of the… themes I suppose? of the show, about how important emotional intelligence is. In Ryusei as with several characters (Both Gamou and Tachibana come to mind), we have someone who clings very tightly to free will, and changing what you don’t like about the world. These are not people who will accept fate, and will try for a third option if the two given suck. That drive itself is not presented as a bad thing, because it’s not! It’s good to try to change what you can, to take action instead of just letting life happen to you. Gentaro himself very much does all he can, and refuses bad solutions. (Looking at you Fourze movie)
But Ryusei is also a character I would call for lack of a better phrase, dangerously smart. He is not the smartest character, or even too smart. Instead I would put it as he’s just smart enough to the point it’s dangerous. Ryusei thinks if you’re just smart enough, you can brute force your way around emotions to do the so called logical thing. He thinks he can be cold and ignore them, and this is true to a point… but there is always going to be that point, because he’s human.
Gentaro is not the best student, but he is one of the most emotionally smart people on the show and in KR overall. He understands people, and how they work. Ryusei, Tachibana, Kengo, and Gamou all at various points miss the fact that accounting for emotions when it comes to living beings, the reasonable thing. Both Ryusei and Kengo try to ignore their hearts in order to do what has to be done, and fail either themselves or to go through with it because of the personal cost. Tachibana picks Ryusei precisely because he’s a very emotional and impulsive young man who doesn’t know he is, and thus easy to manipulate. Gamou underestimates Gentaro the same way he did Utahoshi, and that’s both his downfall and his salvation.
Gentaro knows his emotions, and is very open about them with himself and others. He understands that listening to the heart is sometimes more important, and that sometimes to bring about the change you want depends on helping others when they’re ready to change. Fourze is very much a message of hope and friendship, of optimism even in the face of no solution. But part of that optimism is understanding that self sacrifice of yourself or your heart is still a non solution.
the ryusei expert likes my meta i am satisfied