I just watched a kid break down in the bookstore because his books for the semester totaled $600 and that’s the american university system in a nutshell
I was on the verge of tears when I got to the cashier so yeah, that’s messed up
YES. I FOUND THE THING, IF ANYONE DOESN’T HAVE MONEY FOR COLLEGE TEXT BOOKS LIKE ME, THEN GO HERE OKAY?
First ya’ll wanna fuck an evil clock then ya’ll wanna fuck the evil animatronics now ya’ll wanna fuck an evil triangle this is why abstinence education doesn’t work
he’s being fucking paid to be pretend to be a dragon
that’s 7-year old me’s fucking dream
Even his fingers are in character.
the most unrealistic thing about high school musical is that they let ryan wear hats in class
What the hell did I just watch?
It’s me pretending to be a video game character what is wrong with you it’s pretty straight-forward
Wow this is really accurate right down to the breathing.
I’ve never hit reblog so fast in my life.
Why does everything I like have to be problematic?
First Big Hero 6 has all these racial issues with whitewashing and POC erasure, and now The Boxtrolls is transmisogynistic.
I still want to see both movies and I’m hoping there will be good things about them, but there’s no way I can blindly enjoy anything now. I probably never will again.
Being a good fan doesn’t mean that you only like nonproblematic things, because then there wouldn’t be any fans of anything. A good fan enjoys something without denying its flaws, loves it in spite of them. I like Mass Effect and that’s problematic in how it paints female alien species (they only stay home in private colonies for breeding purposes most times) but that doesn’t mean I’m not allowed to enjoy it.
Yes, these movies have issues, but they’re also taking steps forward compared to your average movie: how many movies do you know of whose trailers consist of, “there are several kinds of families that aren’t just hetero parent families”? How many movies have a biracial protagonist? They’re small steps, sure, and they have rather uncomfortable aspects to them, but if we just sit there and nitpick about all the bad things a movie has, hardly anyone would want to go to the movies ever again, and the industry would flop.
TL;DR: Yes they’re problematic, but it’s okay to love problematic things as long as you don’t deny that it is.
I feel that anyone who believes Romeo & Juliet is about some kind of Great and Timeless Love TM* needs to see this.
WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT THIS TODAY IN MY SHAKESPEARE CLASS.
If you go and actually read what Romeo says to Benvolio in the first scene, you will realize that he is only upset because HE WANTED ROSALINE’S BODY AND SHE SAID NO AND SO ROMEO WAS MOPING AND PITCHING A FIT ABOUT IT. Then, the second he lays eyes on Juliet, he’s basically saying
During the balcony scene, Romeo talks about how he scaled the wall of the garden to see Juliet. That is not romantic. That is disrespectful to her. This is a private area of the Capulet home, and Capulet built the wall around it to protect his daughter. This was a time when a woman’s virtue was the most important thing she owned. If Juliet was found with a man in this very private part of her home, everyone would think she was no longer a virgin, her reputation would be ruined, and it would be much harder, if not impossible, for her father to make a good marriage.
Speaking of good marriages, Count Paris is seen as the bad guy because he “comes between” Romeo and Juliet. Capulet had arranged for Paris to marry Juliet in 2 years time, when she would be 16, in a time when most women were already married and mothers by the time they were Juliet’s age at (almost but not quite) 14. Most fathers would have already had their daughters married by now, but he wants to wait two more years AND PARIS IS OKAY WITH THAT. Not only that, but Paris is young (her father could have had her married to a 60 year old man), titled (he’s a fucking Count), wealthy (again, he’s a count, which means Juliet will have financial stability), and, from what we see of him, he is a very good guy. Capulet could have done a LOT worse in choosing his son-in-law.
Finally, here’s something to consider: Juliet was 13, Romeo was 17. Their relationship lasted 3 days, defied their parents, and ended in the deaths of 6 people.
If I ever hear you say that Romeo and Juliet is the greatest love story ever told, I will bitch slap you.
That is all.
THANK YOU! SOMEBODY FINALLY PUT IT IN WORDS FOR ME
This is by far the easiest one I’ve ever seen.
Wow this is helpful.
This is the best type/weakness graph I’ve seen.