womanlymuppet said: Rei Hino?

character: hate them | don’t really care | like them | LOVE them | THEY ARE MY PRECIOUS

ship with: Minako, and Usagi.

brotp Friendships: Ami, Makoto, and pretty much the rest of the sailor senshi.

general opinions: I love Rei a lot and her interactions with Minako in the manga and Usagi in the old anime. She’s reserved, beautiful and an all around awesome character. I love both adaptions of her in the manga and the old anime but I’ll always prefer the manga version of her.

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finnickswand:

character: hate them | don’t really care | like them | LOVE them | THEY ARE MY PRECIOUS

ship with:

brotp:

general opinions:

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poisonedtears12 said: Hey where can u watch sailor moon crystal i must know

Sure thing! :D You can watch it on hulu, crunchyroll and neon alley.

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They are dishonest, deceitful, immoral, unethical, prejudiced, bigoted, ignorant, incompetent, violent, abusive, misogynist, sexist, racist, homophobic, biphobic, transphobic, and dangerous to the mental and emotional well being of other people.

It is strongly suggested that if you have future contact with this person, that you *only* copy and paste this post in response.

They have a regular job that involves the creation of erotic art, and they engage in a persistent pattern of harassment that is in direct violation of the tumblr terms of service. They also engage in routine theft of intellectual property for personal gain.

I debated on a full doxxing of their various off tumblr accounts. Twitter, furaffinity, pixiv, weasel, redbubble, etc. Decided not to bother.

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Help Me Move Away From My Toxic Family;

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Hi I’m Jupiter, an 18-year-old queer nonbinary Native Jew who is diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and PTSD and is currently living in Southern California. I live with my mother, grandmother, aunt, uncle, and cousin, all of whom except my cousin and grandmother are extremely toxic people. My mother in particular is very emotionally abusive and is constantly threatening to kick me out despite my being extremely poor and having nowhere to go. I am still in highschool and am currently on General Relief, and due to my being in school, my mental illnesses, and the place where I live having a 14% unemployment rate, I am unable to get a job. My mom takes all except $100 of my General Relief money, making it impossible to keep up on necessities and food when I go to school twice weekly. To make up for this I’ve been trying to sell homemade jewelry on my etsy, but I’ve had zero sales because frankly, I’m inexperienced at marketing. My current situation living with my abusive mother greatly worsens my PTSD and depression systems, regularly making me unstable and sometimes suicidal.

Now, the reason for this post is that I need help. My sister flamesdanced has a house in Pennsylvania and will let me stay with her. My only issue is coming up with the money to get there and money to ship my computer, along with money to buy at least some cheap furniture when I get there and to help out with food an expenses until I get back on my feet financially. The plane ticket will cost about 300-350 dollars, and I want to have at least 500 when I get there for furniture and any extra costs, and I plan to get there by September 10th at the very latest. Please, if you could signal boost and consider donating to me, I will be forever grateful.

The link to my paypal can be found here, or on the “donate” tab on my blog thecheshirequeen. My etsy can be found here and my redbubble can be found here if you wish to buy something from me. Thank you fr your time.

We need to talk about Anne Frank

historicity-was-already-taken:

As of this writing, John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars has sold over one million copies, and holds a place on several bestseller lists. The film adaptation of the book has made over two hundred million dollars in the domestic and foreign market. The book and the movie tell the story of two terminally ill American teenagers, and both contain a scene where the protagonists, Hazel and Augustus, share a kiss in the Anne Frank House. John Green made the following statement regarding the scene:

“Anne Frank was a pretty good example of a young person who ended up having the kind of heroic arc that Augustus wants—she was remembered and she left this mark that he thinks is valuable—but when he has to confront her death, he has to confront the reality that really she was robbed of the opportunity to live or die for something. She just died of illness like most people. And so I wanted him to go with a sort of expectation of her heroism and be sort of dashed.”

Here, Green makes it clear that he reads Anne Frank’s death as being from an illness like “most people,” like his protagonist. In doing so, he erases the circumstances under which she contracted typhus. “Most people” are not Ashkenazic Jewish teenage girls who contracted typhus in a concentration camp during the Holocaust. This fundamental erasure of the context of her death allowed him, those involved in the cinematic adaptation, and yes, a large portion of his readership, to accept the use of Anne Frank and her death as a prop in this American YA love story. Indeed, when further called on the issue, Green stated:

“I’ve been getting this question a lot. I can’t speak for the movie, obviously, as I didn’t make it, but as for the book: The Fault in Our Stars was the first non-documentary feature film to be granted access to the Anne Frank House precisely because the House’s board of directors and curators liked that scene in the novel a great deal. (A spokesperson recently said, ‘In the book it is a moving and sensitively handled scene.’) Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League and a Holocaust survivor, had this to say: ‘The kissing scene in ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ in the annex of the Anne Frank House is not offensive or against who Anne Frank was. What Anne communicated in her diary was hope. She celebrated life and she celebrated hope.’ Obviously, the Anne Frank House and the ADL do not have a monopoly on Anne’s life or her legacy, but their opinions are important to me.”

I take issue with this response. Here, Green is divesting himself of responsibility for the scene, and communicating to his critics that he is not to blame, because the Anne Frank House board of directors, curators, and a Holocaust survivor approved of it. In other words, he is drawing these peoples’ assumed authority to silence criticism, and to avoid taking responsibility for the filmed version of a scene he created.

The Anne Frank House, for all the wonderful work it does, is a museum. Like all museums, it must work to attract and reach out to potential patrons. In other words, museums have to advertise because they require patrons and revenues to exist. Therefore, I read the official approval of the Anne Frank House simply as a targeted attempt to reach out to and attract a pool of untapped, younger patrons. They chose to support the filming of a sympathetic romantic scene about terminally ill teenagers in their institution to reach out to young people. While that is a sound business decision, I would argue that it’s hardly an ethical one for the Anne Frank House, an institution devoted, as per their website, to:

“the preservation of the place where Anne Frank went into hiding during the Second World War, and to bringing the life story of Anne Frank to the attention of as many people as possible worldwide with the aim of raising awareness of the dangers of anti-Semitism, racism and discrimination and the importance of freedom, equal rights and democracy,”

to support the filming of this scene. For, in Green’s own words, that scene had nothing to do with the context of Anne Frank’s death, and therefore, it did nothing to bring Anne Frank’s story to life. And it hardly raises awareness of contemporary European anti-Semitism.

As for the ADL, I very much agree with Mr. Foxman’s assessment of Anne Frank. However, what she celebrated in her life and her writings have little to do with what she has come to mean in within public memory of the Holocaust of European Jewry. Her narrative has been used by nations and educational systems to the extent that for many, she is the Holocaust; she is the face of the Holocaust. But what we inherit from her isn’t the experience of the Holocaust. That experience, and her death at Bergen Belsen take place outside the pages of her diary. Readers are never forced to experience the Holocaust through her eyes; they are able to embrace the tragedy of the Holocaust through her story while remaining removed from its experiential realities. Thus, Anne Frank becomes the Holocaust without forcing anyone to experience it. Her name can be invoked to summon tragedy, without forcing anyone to feel it.

While Anne Frank may be the face of the Holocaust of European Jewry, the memory of the experiential reality of the Holocaust is male. The way we conceptualize and remember the concentration camp experience is constructed by male narratives. More Jewish men survived the Holocaust than Jewish women. Due to attitudes towards education in the interwar period, more male Jewish survivors had the education and literary capital needed to craft enduring narratives of their experiences than did female Jewish survivors. There are three foundational male Holocaust survival narratives: Night by Elie Wiesel, Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi, and Maus by Art Spiegelman about his father’s Holocaust experience. Never have I seen those three men and their narratives used as a joke, or a meme, or a cheap narrative device, or as self-promotion by an American pop star.

These men are revered, and their narratives taken extremely seriously. And none of them, none of them have been used in a prop in a story about terminally ill gentile American teenagers. They survived, in perhaps the type of heroic arc a John Green protagonist would yearn for. Yet Augustus doesn’t look to them. He doesn’t share a kiss with his girlfriend at Auschwitz. He shared a kiss with her in the Anne Frank House.

Anne Frank is not a prop. She is not a symbol, she is not a teenager who happened to die of an illness, and she is not one of the canonical Jewish male survivors. She is one of many millions of Jewish women and girls who were industrially murdered like livestock, incinerated, and left in an unmarked grave. That is the story of the Holocaust of European Jewry, and that is the story of the persecution and murder of all Europeans (the disabled, Romani, Irish Travelers, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Communists) who failed to fit into Nazi racial and ideological constructs.

And we would all do well to remember that.

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Anonymous said: what is your opinion on the whole episode 'coach steven' and possible racism it contains?? i dont know which side to go on because people may be overanalyzing things and it wasnt intended to be racist, and i really liked steven universe up until this point, so i'm a bit conflicted ;^;

comfemgem:

I think the implications raised are pretty concerning to be sure. Even if it wasn’t intended, racist messages can still work their ay into the thing we make, it’s engrained into our society so.

Either way you’re still allowed to like SU, I still love it and enjoy the episode, even if I am a bit disappointed that it possibly isn’t as inclusionary as I’d initially believed.

But that’s just life; the more you come to know something or someone, the more you become aware of their flaws, and whether or not those flaws are worth accepting for the benefit of the whole is ultimately your decision alone.

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DESTROY THE MYTH THAT TEENAGE GIRLS WHO IDENTIFY AS BISEXUAL ARE DOING IT FOR ATTENTION

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