Issues such as sexism, racist, and various other prejudices and injustices are important topics that I feel should be discussed and as such they will be mentioned on this blog quite a lot.
My blog will also occasionally include my Fandoms: Harry Potter, Teen Titans, anime, Walking Dead, Persona 3 Portable, Persona 3, Persona 4.
Forever ship LeeXSaku, BeastBoyXRaven.
Thank you so much for your ask and your compliment on that post! It was really a spur-of-the-moment thing (as most of my analysis is) because it really freaking bugs me that all these mothers are either killed or absent/stuck in the background, and can never have true relevance in the show. Especially Katara - who is reduced to a healer and isn’t allowed by the narrative to voice her opinion on the plot (which should be highly relevant to her - it is her tribe going to war and all).
As for Toph and Lin - I didn’t mention them in my original post because at least we know Toph remained a vital influence (unlike Katara, it would seem) in Republic City as the Chief of Police. But you are right in that we know little to nothing about what kind of relationship she had with her daughter. It could be because there hasn’t been much room in the show to dabble into that, but if you take out all of the romantic garbage cluttering the plot, then you definitely have a few minutes you could spare for Lin and her mother.
I mean, we have all of this time devoted to Tenzin’s relationship with Aang, and it’s made to be plot relevant and helps the character to grow, but Lin was basically made up to be a plot device/background character since the end of Book 1, episode 10. So, of course, her relationship with her mother remains a mystery. The writers did say that Lin would be more prevalent in Book 3, so that particular relationship may be explored. But my money is on a “she was distant, put work before me” story to symbolically tie in with the rest of the mothers of the show that, for a lack of a better phrase, were never there. And also to fit in with the exceptionally large amount of “daddy didn’t love me” tales from every other character in this show.
As for the Search….all I can really say on that is uggh. Not only does it conflict with the canon, but it really weakens Ursa as a character. She literally told Zuko to never forget who he was, and she turns around and does that - literally! Not only that, she used Zuko to play head games with Ozai and in retaliation, Ozai treated Zuko like shit (despite the fact that Zuko stated in the canon that his family had once been very happy).
This Ursa isn’t the cunning, strong princess she was implied to be in A:TLA. She isn’t the woman who sacrificed her happiness and safety for her children - who killed the firelord for her beloved son. Here, she’s a victim, pining for lost love, manipulated and abused by her husband (which also strips away the last amount of depth Ozai could have had), taking the last way out. And, in the face of all the mothers in this series who are reduced to background characters and have little to no plot relevance (other than to be sad or worried), it really stings.
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ READ THIS ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
A rich teenager in Texas who killed four people while driving under the influence of drugs and drink got a slap on the wrist after his lawyers argued he was the victim of “affluenza.”
Ethan Couch received 10 years probation — rather than the possible 20-year jail term he faced as a result of his irresponsible actions.
His lawyers said the 16-year-old had been so spoiled by his doting and affluent parents he had no idea of the consequence of his actions or the concept of taking responsibility for what he did. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Paul Moseley)
This is BULLSHIT
I’m bout go beat up on some whites cause of this goddamn unaffluenza I got
"He did it because he’s not used to accepting consequences for his actions. Therefore, she shouldn’t have to accept the consequences for this action."
If you want or need to go somewhere, whether somewhere you’re eagerly looking forward to going, or somewhere routine, or to the dentist for a root canal which you may be much averse to but have nevertheless decided will leave you better off in the long run, and you get in your car, turn the key in the ignition repeatedly, yet the engine sputters but does not engage, this is not an indication that you don’t really want to go anywhere. It’s an indication that something is wrong with the equipment you need to transport you there.
I am fully capable of sitting for hours, thinking periodically, “I need to pee,” then, “I really need to pee,” and eventually, “Damn, I need to pee,” before being able to jump start the part of my brain which engages with the task of getting up and walking the ten feet to the bathroom, and initiates the movement which allows me to do that.
The more complex the task, the harder it can be, because a more complex sequence of actions must be, in some sense, imagined and targeted before the actions necessary to bring them about can be initiated. Most people are unaware that this process even takes place, because in a healthy brain, it occurs swiftly and automatically. In my brain, it does not.
Probably the best description of that particular aspect of depression that I’ve ever read. At least, that’s how it is for me.
That’s actually a pretty damn good explanation. For why, for example, I’ll be falling on my face tired and sleepy, but cannot get up the motivation to walk the fifteen feet to my bed. It takes more mental effort and spoons to do that than it does to, say, hit ‘redeal’ on the solitaire game I’m having difficulty differentiating the different cards on.
I once slept on the couch for literally months during a depressive episode because it was too much effort to go to bed.
YES. YES YES YES. Motivation is my fucking number one problem and I really need people to understand this.
I’m feeling the thing with using the bathroom so hard, though. It’s that and eating and showering and getting dressed to go to class, for me.
(via stridersnakedtuesdays)(via fuckingrapeculture) (via igotpillstheyremultiplying) (via otipemsiw)
"social justice warrior" is the young tumblr version of when old republicans call everyone who makes points they dont wana hear a "damned liberal"
like its just a term used to strip you of…
Someone get this guy a fucking medal.
They made birth control for men. However it never got past the clinical testing stage because its side effects were things like “moodiness, extreme cramping, hunger, increased sexual drive” and were considered INHUMANE.
what the fuck do they think women go through every goddamn month seriously
I’M SORRY MEN CAN’T HANDLE MENSTRATION
men are pussies
Men are not pussies because they can’t handle having one
^ALL THE AWARDS
Daniel Radcliffe’s as Igor in Frankenstein [x]
so basically what harry would have looked like if lily had married snape
I didn’t write this, but you all need to read this
I’m reblogging this because we’ve had messages in the past related to this topic (e.g. “does it count as rape if you’re married?”) All of you ladies (and a few gentlemen who follow as well) need to know this stuff!
For all you teen boys out there. And everyone else, but, you know.
#Decolonize Your Non-Denominational Holiday Gift-Giving
If you’re looking to support an independent media project and not the twisted logic of colonial corporate capitalism, please help us continue to produce a few items to keep you cozy on the front lines and lookin’ fly in the struggle.
We’ve been trying to keep up with demand all year, and we’re almost sold out, but we do have limited sizing and few hoodies left!
All proceeds from sales of the hoodies go back into the project. In the new year, we’ll be doing new t-shirts, hoodies, stickers and a few other ideas to come. Let’s keep it moving, fam.
Unite. Rise. And #Decolonize
Man I hate being broke.
Three-Year Old Choctaw Girl Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver Has Died
The three-year old Choctaw girl who was run over by a car in Neshoba County has died.
Kayzlyn Thomas, from the Mississippi band of Choctaw Indians, was struck Tuesday at a Game Stop parking lot in Philadelphia, Mississippi. She was rushed to Blair Baston Children’s Hospital where doctors later pronounced her brain dead. She suffered multiple fractures to her face, a cracked rib and arm.